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Reporting on Common Core starts in Pomona with candid talk between labor and management

  I spent two days this week with the teachers and administrators of the Pomona Unified School District as they sought to find a way forward in implementing the Common Core. Associated Pomona Teachers took seriously the requirement in California law that school districts were supposed to “consult” over implementing the new standards and testing [...]

“I would prefer to trust our teachers…”

California’s Back!  Gov. Jerry Brown did himself proud in Thursday’s state-of-the-state speech, and he did California proud, too.  In the details of the speech, there are prospects for boldness, greatness, and innovation, not the tire patching and gridlock we’ve experienced as government. Others will comment in great length on the wisdom of the San Joaquin [...]

Fasting Because Budgets are Moral Documents

The practice of fasting is testament-honored but not much practiced these days, as any trip to the shopping center or the movie snack bar will reveal.  But starting this week, I along with more than 20, 000 Americans will be partial fasting for economic justice.  Jim Wallis and a number of other clergy have announced [...]