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The Conference: sit back and enjoy the ride.

I have returned from my first ever political party conference this week. I decided that I was of an age where I should have a more hands on involvement in the system that runs our country.  873 more words


Brown veto screws poor kids, helps teachers unions

The bill, carried by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, and backed by a broad coalition of education reform and civil rights groups, would have tightened the State Board of Education’s “multiple measures” approach to overseeing how local schools are spending extra state aid meant to help poor and “English-learner” students. 89 more words

Sacramento Update

Student-teacher solidarity

Note: This piece originally appeared in the Columbia Daily Spectator as part of The Red Pen, my biweekly column on the campus politics of teaching and learning. 883 more words


"Runaway Inequality" Has a Missing Chapter

I’ve been raving about this book for months, but it has a giant hole in it. There’s no treatment of what’s happening to the right to retire! 1,033 more words


Suing Saudi Arabia and Snowden

Two big questions are in the news: Should mega-whistleblower Edward Snowden be pardoned? Should 9/11 victims be allowed to sue Saudi Arabia?

Both questions have to do with the nature of the state. 558 more words


Henry Garrido Receives Civic Champion Award From City Limits Magazine


DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido was awarded the first Civic Champion award by the magazine City Limits during their gala 40th Anniversary event in downtown Manhattan. 213 more words

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