Evaluation of the Tax system in California

The public sector requires financial resources to be able to perform its various functions including providing free education for all students.  The most successful way of collecting money from the competitive profit making sector and the general public is through the use of taxes. States traditionally used property taxes predominantly but nowadays, most states use… Read More Evaluation of the Tax system in California

The Right to a free Education; issues of adequacy and equity

The Hartzell v. Connell Court case The Santa Barbara School District of California experienced a major budget cut of $1.1 million in the year 1980 due to a combination of factors including inflation, decreasing enrollment and proposition 13 which reduced school funding from property tax rates.  This cut resulted in the implementation of a fee… Read More The Right to a free Education; issues of adequacy and equity

The Teacher Leader

The teacher crisis Disheveled hair, bloodshot eyes, and the darkest circles under the eyes…this is what I thought I looked like at the end of the academic year.  It was probably worse.  Many teachers can relate to this end of academic year picture as they juggle between grading, reporting and the various other administrative tasks… Read More The Teacher Leader