education

Reader Input: Hats off to all trying their best

Many complain about our slipping, the past several decades, as low as 30-40th place in many categories indicating a healthy society, like health, education, happiness, vacation tim ...

Another view: Vouchers are a valuable asset in education but should have requirements

Progressives have worked to point the way to a more just future for our country.  Democracy, equality, social justice, human and environmental health and a free education have ...

Reader Input: Common Core costly in many ways

Common Core. What is Common Core? Both Democrats and Republicans are opposed to Common Core! SAT scores dropped 60 points in three decades. Common Core will lower our education ...

Home school textbooks put parents in control

A Christian home-school textbook company is a regular visitor to the Multi-Purpose Senior Center in Auburn, setting up shop four times a year to offer local parents an alternative ...

Schools stand to benefit from new state funding formula

Sealed by the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown last week, California’s 2013-14 budget officially established a new statewide education funding formula that went into effect on M ...

Reader Input: Educate for the common good

This is the season of graduations and young people stepping out into the world full of hope and plans. I would like to share a quote from President John F. Kennedy: “There ...

Another View: The five most important words

When Steve was an undergraduate at Harvard 50 years ago, a young government instructor repeated the same admonition whenever he handed back an assignment: “This is not good e ...

Auburn City Councilman’s daughter wins school board seat

Unhappy with the current state of education in West Sacramento, Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez drew from the past advice of her father and longtime Auburn public figure Dr. Bill Kirby. &ldq ...

Reader Input: Uniforms help in education

There are many reasons why most charter and private schools are generally more successful than our public schools, but I wish to focus on one aspect that was mentioned in Tuesday&r ...

In Horizon Charter Schools’ case, parents provide ultimate oversight

  Scott Leaman says the art of charter schools oversight is a delicate balancing act – ensuring the school is in compliance while also allowing the flexibility that def ...