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Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes Education Bills

Yesterday, EdSource’s John Fensterwald reported that among the 60 bills Governor Jerry Brown approved on Wednesday, zero education bills were signed. Fensterwald highlighted four of the six K-12 education-related bills vetoed that day, citing the proposed additional costs as precarious during “a time of financial uncertainty.” Brown’s veto message addressing […continue]

Doe v. Antioch: The Court Got It Wrong

On Monday, the California Superior Court of Contra Costa County issued a flawed decision in Doe v. Antioch in favor of the school district defendants and against the petitioners — a group of California teachers, parents and concerned citizens seeking to compel 13 school districts to comply with the state’s […continue]

Marriage Equality Paves the Way for Right to a Quality Public Education

This week, ThinkProgress’ Ian Millhiser explored a connection between marriage equality and quality public education in an in-depth look at the constitutional theory behind the groundbreaking new federal education equality lawsuit Martinez v. Malloy. He interviewed Joshua S. Lipshutz, a lead attorney for the plaintiffs in Martinez, a case filed in federal district court challenging state anti-opportunity […continue]