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November 8, 2008
Re "A new formula for algebra," editorial, Oct. 31 Thank you for the clear and informative editorial that makes such an excellent case for rescinding the eighth-grade algebra requirement. When I heard there would be more education cuts, I wondered how Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state Board of Education were going to justify keeping the mandate. My two children are both taking algebra, but one is in middle school and the other is in high school. They are learning algebra at the right time for each of them.
October 8, 2010 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
The two top candidates running for California lieutenant governor traded accusations of pampering criminal illegal immigrants and slashing public school funding in a debate Thursday that added a dash of drama to what has otherwise been a little-noted race. Democrat Gavin Newsom, the mayor of San Francisco, set the tone at the outset when he blamed his opponent, GOP Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, for casting the key vote for a state budget that produced the "biggest tax increase in California history and the biggest education cuts in California history.
March 14, 2012 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Board of Education approved a preliminary, worst-case $6-billion budget Tuesday, a plan that would eliminate thousands of jobs, close all of the district's adult schools and cut some after-school and arts programs. But Supt. John Deasy presented a less severe deficit than initially expected to the board and several scenarios that would restore millions in funding and save some programs from either elimination or partial cuts before the budget is finalized. Much of that, however, is contingent on voters' passing the governor's tax initiative in November, which he hopes would stave off more education cuts.
May 19, 1991 | Wendy Goodell and Kelly Mayhew and Frances Payne, Wendy Goodell is a graduate student of counselor education, Kelly Mayhew is a graduate student of English and Frances Payne is a lecturer in the departments of English and Women's Studies. Payne's job is one of those being cut
Surprise. Surprise. A student uprising at San Diego State University. The first visible signs were not much--six of us at a mid-April noon vigil in front of the library, with recycled anti-war-in-the-Gulf signs. "Cease Fire" had become "Cease Firing," a reference to more than 500 part-time faculty who would not be teaching at SDSU in the fall. Classes would be cut, in some departments by 50%. No one paid much attention: Same group that protested the war, what could they want now?
March 7, 2012
Whatever happened to Occupy Wall Street? Are you folks still out there? Yes, the economy seems to be improving and thus the power of your message has been slightly blunted. But as a political force that could rally the nation on behalf of the 99%, who tend not to contribute huge sums to campaigns and so have less influence than their numbers deserve, you're still badly needed. In Los Angeles and nationwide, there are still sputtering signs that the Occupy movement hasn't disappeared.
April 24, 1986 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
The Senate, in its first vote on the fiscal 1987 budget, demonstrated its intent to reject President Reagan's spending priorities by overwhelmingly turning down his request to terminate more than 40 federal programs. In another indication that the Republican-led Senate plans to chart an independent course on the budget, it also voted Wednesday to restore education funds previously cut under the Gramm-Rudman budget-balancing law.
An estimated 2,500 people or more descended on the San Fernando Valley offices of state legislators Tuesday as part of a statewide effort to encourage lawmakers to raise taxes to pay for education. Most were members of a group known as the Unusual Coalition, which included teachers, union leaders, students, administrators, support personnel and parents.
Gov. Gray Davis is set to unveil a state budget today that slightly increases school spending, but still requires $487 million in education cuts to cover the rising cost of teaching public school students. Most areas of state government are not expected to fare even that well.
March 5, 2010 | By Carla Rivera and Nicole Santa Cruz and Larry Gordon
A day of passionate protest against education funding cuts attracted thousands of demonstrators Thursday to mostly peaceful rallies, walkouts and teach-ins at universities and high schools throughout California and the nation. In Oakland, however, about 150 protesters were arrested after they blocked a freeway, snarling rush-hour traffic. From Los Angeles to New York and from San Diego to Humboldt in Northern California, students, faculty and parents at many schools decried higher student fees, reduced class offerings and teacher layoffs in what leaders described as a "Day of Action for Public Education."
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