Calif. Debates Taxing Wealthy To Save SchoolsTaxing the rich more to benefit others isn't a new idea, but it has emerged in recent weeks as a potential solution as California tries to salvage its public education system from deep budget cuts.
School Chief, Teachers Press Lawmakers On TaxesState schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson joined dozens of teachers, nurses and firefighters at a state Capitol rally Wednesday, the latest in a weeklong series of actions designed to pressure California lawmakers into raising taxes to avoid deep spending cuts to education.
New Plan Would Send $2.5B To EducationThere’s a plan at the Capitol to fully fund education without raising taxes. But could it work or it is just fuzzy math?
Parents, Teachers Rally For Second Day At CapitolParent groups joined California teachers Tuesday on the front lines of a weeklong series of rallies against the possibility of deep budget cuts to education, demanding that state lawmakers raise revenue to adequately fund public schools.
Dozens Arrested At Capitol ProtestsHundreds of teachers from around California descended on the state Capitol Monday to make the case for extending tax hikes as a way to stave off deep budget cuts to public education.
Protesters End Ledge Protest At UC BerkeleyAn hours-long protest over state education budget cuts that drew riot police to Berkley ended late Thursday when demonstrators occupying part of a building voluntarily withdrew, the university said.