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Students Matter Adds Two New Members to Advisory Board

Today, Students Matter is proud to welcome two new members to our advisory board: Sandi Jacobs, a Principal at Education Counsel, and James S. Liebman, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and the director of the Columbia Center for Public Research and Leadership. Both Jacobs and Liebman have extensive and […continue]

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]

Open Letter to Governor Brown

California students can’t wait. Join us in telling Governor Brown and the Legislature that the time to act is now! Click here to add your name. April 20, 2016 The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Governor, State of California State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Governor Brown: During oral […continue]

Editorial Boards Weigh in on Vergara Appeal

ACTION ALERT: California students can’t wait. Click here to tell Governor Brown and the California Legislature that our students deserve great teachers! Editorial Boards: Flawed Ruling in Vergara Appeal, Time for Legislative Action Following a flawed ruling by the California Court of Appeal in Vergara v. California last week, newspaper editorial boards […continue]