education

Abolish unions in education

Having experienced first-hand the “wall of silence” from the Placer Hills Union School District at a meeting I attended only makes my imagination conjure up more questi ...

Help students, not bureaucrats

To Mary Ann Frank (“Property tax goes chiefly to education,” Reader Input, March 15): Thank you for your input. Simply this: we need to invest more of ourselves in the students ...

Property tax goes chiefly to education

Re: “Education now feeding off the people” (Allen Cassidy, Reader Input, March 12): The last breakdown in the property tax bill indicated that 61.86 percent of the property tax ...

Our View: Where is the money going?

What would the 9,000-plus California public schools do with more than $64 billion if they could decide? Our guess: Fund current teacher salaries and hire new ones to keep class siz ...

Seattle sets smart priorities

Seattle citizens are thinking with clarity. They’ve formed a group, “Citizens for More Important Things.” They’re against any public funding for a new sports arena. You mig ...

Technology stifles student creativity

Schools need to limit the use of computers. These distractions are stifling student creativity. They need to write and read books, not engage in artificial learning. Teachers need ...

Our View: College expenses worth the scrutiny

Editor's note: The editorial below has been changed to reflect that the $2.5 million in total salary figures for 19 Sierra College staff members includes administrative positions s ...

Better to be a ‘nerd’ in school

I think that it’s a real problem in today’s society that parents aren’t supporting their children in school. Children aren’t responsible in school. I think that this is the ...

Leaders need to listen

Re: (Call to Readers, Journal, Nov. 28): If I were to be elected as a leader whether it be local, state or federal, the first thing I would do would be to ask “We the People.” ...

It’s a matter of degrees

I’ll play the fool. How is it that I was interning for a county office position that requires a bachelor’s degree, but was being trained by 20-year veterans of that field who d ...