Courting the Future

Four years from now, will the United States more closely resemble Europe and Canada?

When asked this question, one might reasonably presume that what is at issue is elevated rates of taxation, the provision of universal healthcare under a single payer system, or younger political executives. But what if the U.S. was to become more…

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Heartbreak, Health and Politics

Every so often a piece of journalism breaks through the flotsam and jetsam that is the contemporary Twitterverse, and compels digestion, contemplation, and discussion. If you’ve given any thought to the trade-offs involved in extending distance learning or resuming campus-based instruction and have yet to read Alec MacGillis’, “The Students Left Behind by…

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Use with Caution

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has prescribed what, for elementary schools planning to resume campus-based instruction, comes as a bitter pill:  no waivers applications will be considered before the county’s COVID-19 case rate drops below 200 cases per 100,000 people.  As a result, more than 1.5 million public and private school…

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Dear Governor Newsom

June 12, 2020

Dear Governor Newsom,

On behalf of the officers and directors of the California Association of Private School Organizations (CAPSO), I write to offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the inclusion of private schools and early education programs in the state’s distribution of personal protective equipment. I would also like to personally commend…

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No Time for Games

Here’s how the game is played. First, public education special interest groups vigorously oppose any and all constitutionally permissible arrangements that would place public funds in the hands of low-income parents for the purpose of enabling them to send their children to the schools of their choosing, whether public, public charter, or private. Then,…

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