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Lessons from PRI’s School Board Member Conferences: Your Superintendent Does Not Have the Final Say – You Do.

The highlight of these events, however, was the opportunities for school board members to network and meet like-minded people fighting the same fight in their districts. Many of the school board members in attendance are in the minority on their boards, some being the lone voice of reason. Many are ...
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Anti-camping ordinances or Housing First programs?

It’s no surprise to any resident that, for more than a decade, a disproportionate share of the homeless population has been living in California, and that number continues to grow. We see it every day: on the way to work, dropping our kids off at school, enjoying a nice dinner ...
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ATTN Governor Newsom: New York Governor Hochul’s charter school proposal is what’s best for students

Ironically, parents and supporters of the group Alliance for Quality Education showed up to New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s office last Tuesday to protest her recent “pro-charter school” proposal. The New York Governor’s recent budget proposal would allow more than 275 more charter schools in New York City by removing ...
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Florida Governor Introduces Teacher “Bill of Rights.” California should take notes.

It’s no secret that teachers’ unions are among the nation’s most powerful unions. Many elected officials stand down rather than pick a fight with them . But not Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis. Governor DeSantis released his “Teacher’s Bill of Rights” on January 23 which, if enacted, will: Require school unions ...
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Klamath Project Could Hurt Generational Farmers and Ranchers

Governor Newsom issued a press release stating, “Today we celebrate a historic victory for the health of the Klamath River and the well-being of all the communities, livelihoods and ecosystems that depend on this vital waterway” while posing in a picture with Oregon Governor Kate Brown, US Secretary of the ...
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What do Ticketmaster and Pharmacy Benefit Managers have in common?

Popular American singer and songwriter, Taylor Swift, released her newest album ‘Midnights’ in October. The album quickly became the most-streamed album in 24 hours on Spotify, with 184.6 million streams, according to Guinness World Records. Following the release, the artist sought to work with Ticketmaster, a company who arguably has ...
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Lessons from PRI’s School Board Member Conferences: Your Superintendent Does Not Have the Final Say – You Do.

The highlight of these events, however, was the opportunities for school board members to network and meet like-minded people fighting the same fight in their districts. Many of the school board members in attendance are in the minority on their boards, some being the lone voice of reason. Many are ...
Blog

Anti-camping ordinances or Housing First programs?

It’s no surprise to any resident that, for more than a decade, a disproportionate share of the homeless population has been living in California, and that number continues to grow. We see it every day: on the way to work, dropping our kids off at school, enjoying a nice dinner ...
Blog

ATTN Governor Newsom: New York Governor Hochul’s charter school proposal is what’s best for students

Ironically, parents and supporters of the group Alliance for Quality Education showed up to New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s office last Tuesday to protest her recent “pro-charter school” proposal. The New York Governor’s recent budget proposal would allow more than 275 more charter schools in New York City by removing ...
Blog

Florida Governor Introduces Teacher “Bill of Rights.” California should take notes.

It’s no secret that teachers’ unions are among the nation’s most powerful unions. Many elected officials stand down rather than pick a fight with them . But not Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis. Governor DeSantis released his “Teacher’s Bill of Rights” on January 23 which, if enacted, will: Require school unions ...
Agriculture

Klamath Project Could Hurt Generational Farmers and Ranchers

Governor Newsom issued a press release stating, “Today we celebrate a historic victory for the health of the Klamath River and the well-being of all the communities, livelihoods and ecosystems that depend on this vital waterway” while posing in a picture with Oregon Governor Kate Brown, US Secretary of the ...
Blog

What do Ticketmaster and Pharmacy Benefit Managers have in common?

Popular American singer and songwriter, Taylor Swift, released her newest album ‘Midnights’ in October. The album quickly became the most-streamed album in 24 hours on Spotify, with 184.6 million streams, according to Guinness World Records. Following the release, the artist sought to work with Ticketmaster, a company who arguably has ...
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