NEW REPORT: Moving tax debate beyond politics

NEW REPORT: Moving tax debate beyond politics

As major tax proposals move ahead, CA Fwd explores the biggest ideas and their policy implications, while outlining ways Californians can weigh the merits of each.

VIDEO: California schools work together to improve local control reform plans

VIDEO: California schools work together to improve local control reform plans

A group of districts banded together to make the grade under CA's ambitious local control school reform plan.

California open data bills advance cause of public data

California open data bills advance cause of public data

Status update on moving the state closer to a strong statewide open data strategy, including three bills under consideration in Legislature

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Low voter turnout seen among fast growing California demographic groups

07/28/2015 by Nadine Ono

Predicted population trends will result in more eligible Latinos and Asian Americans in California, but if voter turnout percentages remain at low levels, the groups will remain under-represented in the political process. Read More

CA Fwd report: The coming revenue debate must look beyond politics

07/27/2015 by Justin Ewers

With more than a dozen major tax proposals moving ahead, the new report from CA Fwd explores the biggest ideas and their policy implications, while outlining a set of criteria voters can use to weigh the merits of each. Read More

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Let’s encourage debate, not silence opponents

07/24/2015 by Phillip Ung

Recent kerfuffle in the Assembly where member ordered removal of colleague's microphone represents a high-profile lapse in effective governance which requires collaboration, open communication and vibrant debate. Read More

California’s Golden Opportunity: How to fine tune local control school reform

07/23/2015 by Michael Fullan

Three problems with California's local control accountability plans and three ways to save schools from getting bogged down with complicated plans to improve education outcomes.  Read More