Thursday, October 30, 2014

Choosing Democracy: Big Money Taking Over Education Politics

Choosing Democracy: Big Money Taking Over Education Politics: By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity Network. Big Money Floods A California Superintendent Race Education historian and public scho...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Hedge Fund Robber Baron funding Marshall Tuck

SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Hedge Fund Robber Baron funding Marshall Tuck: Funder.   $300,000 from John D. Arnold, a former Enron trader and funder of efforts to persuade governments to  cut public employee pensi...



Meet the guy who steals workers pensions and is one of the Millionaires  funding   Marshall Tuck's campaign.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Why I Support Tom Torlakson for School Superintendent


I, and the Sacramento Progressive Alliance supports the re-election of Tom Torlakson for  California Superintendent of Public Instruction.
If you believe in public education, if you think preparing students to live and work in a democracy is an important role for state government- then this election is important.  The election will set the direction of school improvement for the next four years.
You and I have a choice.  It is not a perfect choice, but the options are stark. We can continue with the current improvements in k-12 education (Torlakson), or we can move the state down the road of test driven, corporate neoliberal model of schooling (Tuck).  Wisconsin, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kansas, Louisiana, Texas, are following this route- and their schools are failing.
Current scores on achievement tests for California students are too low.  This is primarily a result of California’s underinvestment in children, its lack of support for children in poverty, and California’s low investment in  k-12 schools for the last thirty years.
We can not improve the schools without improving funding for schools and support for children living in poverty.  That argument being made by Marshall Tuck is a fraud.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

We Need the Representative Democracies of Unions i...

Choosing Democracy: We Need the Representative Democracies of Unions i...:  October 16, 2014 Leo Casey of the Albert Shanker Institute replies to Deborah Meier again today. Deb:  To practice genuine democ...

Monday, October 13, 2014

]Corporate Titans throw Millions into Tuck Campaign...

Choosing Democracy: Corporate Titans throw Millions into Tuck Campaign...: Corporate school   “reformers” have raised over $4 million from the very rich during the last week to contribute to the campaign to elec...

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Tuck raises more $ than Torlakson in School Chief'...

Choosing Democracy: Tuck raises more $ than Torlakson in School Chief'...:   Tom Torlakson  As of October 1, Charter School Business manager Marshall Tuck has outpaced incumbent Tom Torlakson in raising fund...