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Dear Unions, Welcome to Our World!

Private schools are nothing, if not diverse.  Some are grounded in religious orientations, while others are secular.  Some are organized as nonprofit entities, while others are profit-seeking proprietorships or corporations.  Some follow distinctive educational philosophies (think Montessori, or Waldorf), while others subscribe to an eclectic set of principles and practices.  Some are large, others…

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A Crack in the CTA’s Wall?

Over the course of recent years, CAPSO has supported a variety of state legislation aimed at using tax policy as an instrument for encouraging  and supporting various forms of private investment in education.  The Association has supported bills proposing the availability of tax credits for voluntary contributions to both non-profit organizations established to help…

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What Has Gone Wrong at the CDE?

Yes, that’s a loaded title, and lest it overly prejudice an open-minded reading of what follows, let me begin by offering credit where credit is due, and recognizing the good.  The California Department of Education does not lack for outstanding talent, leadership, and dedication. CDE staff…

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Teach on a Beach

Very early on in my career as an educator (and while still a bachelor), I took a date for a picnic on an isolated, sun-drenched strand of beach located roughly 7,500 miles away from Los Angeles. Despite it being a hot, summer day, there was literally…

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Fifty Years

One week from today will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., an epochal leader cut down in the prime of his life by the perpetration of a hate crime and act of political terror from which our…

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