education

Reader Input: Sorry for your loss, Auburn

You may not realize it but this election was a sad day for Auburn parents, children, teachers and homeowners. The unfortunate random placement of Lashaun Byer in the doomed last po ...

Reader Input: Was transition to mediocrity an accident?

Paul McDaniel may well be as informed on California’s educational system as he believes himself to be, but repeating the right-wing mantra that tenure is at fault dismisses r ...

Call to readers: Quality of education

Is the quality of education slipping toward mediocrity? Tell us why or why not. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must ...

Reader input: Getting rid of tenure is a step forward

We have an educational system in California that is near the bottom in the nation. It is true that there is no one single thing that makes us one of the worst. We have a broken sys ...

Placer County’s jobless count rises

  Placer County found itself part of a regional decline in jobs in July. According to the California Employment Development Department, Placer County’s jobless rate ju ...

Another View: Our education system needs an overhaul

I am amazed how quickly a light can turn on. I just heard a speech by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in which he realized that if we are going to move education forward, especially f ...

Reader Input: Common Core method lacking

I would like to warn people about Common Core. When asking school officials about Common Core at our local school, not one could give me a straight answer. After researching othe ...

Reader Input: Government policy creates dependency

Several editorial cartoons the Journal has published recently critique Republican opposition to current welfare policy. The more egregious of the two depicted the GOP elephant arme ...

Reader Input: Prepare youth for tomorrow

Stating the obvious: the survival of the middle class, hollowed out by unemployment and stagnant wages, rests on how well – and how fast – we adapt to a knowledge econo ...

Reader Input: GOP’s oath harms nation

On Jan. 20, 2009 (inauguration night), 15 rulers of the Republican Party met in an upscale Washington restaurant and took a “blood oath” to oppose everything (proposed ...