Articles Tagged With ‘Public Education’

CSU chancellor’s office spending criticized

Amid a hunger strike by about a dozen California State University students over rising tuition costs,  chancellor’s office administrators are accused of recklessly spending public funds to purchase expensive meals and car service rides. [CBS2] As students face another tuition... (Continue reading)

Trustees could make Cal Poly for the rich and out of staters

Cal Poly could become a campus for the children of wealthier families under the terms of an agenda item for the California State University Trustees meeting on Tuesday. Trustees are to discuss cost-cutting measures that include turning one or two of... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty agrees to strike

California Faculty Association members voted to authorize a strike  following 22 months of unsuccessful negotiations. The strike vote by California State University professors, counselors and other staff was overwhelmingly approved by 95 percent of union members, with about 70 percent... (Continue reading)

Truancy plan gets early dismissal

A plan to put subjective teeth in a countywide anti-truancy ordinance was expelled by supervisors Tuesday in the aftermath of a chilly public reception. Parents of home-schooled children and civil libertarians were among a growing army of opponents to the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles is the Taj Mahal and taxpayers are paying dearly

OPINION By SALLY REYNOLDS While our schools are in dire need and our kids can only go to school three days a week in May because there is no money to pay teachers, the city of Paso Robles continues to... (Continue reading)

Teacher-student sex bill sidelined

Democrats in the Assembly Public Safety Committee killed a proposal Tuesday that would have made sexual relationships and communications between teachers and students a felony — even when the participants are adults. [Sacramento Bee] Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) introduced her... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty to vote on strike

Faculty at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo will begin voting today on whether the faculty will grant their union, the California Faculty Association, the authority to call a strike, according to the association’s website. The end of mediation sets... (Continue reading)

Popular teacher arrested for criminal threats

Police arrested a popular San Luis Obispo High School teacher on March 29 after he sent threatening emails and then created a ruckus when he refused to leave the district’s continuation campus. Brian Sanford Miller, 55, had been on voluntary... (Continue reading)

CSU exploring two-tier tuition system

California State University officials are considering a two-tiered tuition system with privatized classes running about double the cost of state subsidized classes. [CaliforniaWatch] In 2010, officials began exploring whether they could offer more remediation classes and high-demand “bottleneck” classes through... (Continue reading)

Date a student, lose pension?

Teachers who get involved in relationships with high school students, even those 18 and over, would be stripped of their retirement benefits if a bill introduced by a Modesto lawmaker succeeds. [SacramentoBee] Republican Assemblywoman Kristen Olsen introduced the legislation after... (Continue reading)