This ground-breaking Commonweal Institute report by David C. Johnson and Leonard M. Salle analyzes in depth the conservative movement’s multi-pronged attack as a long-term, strategic process aimed at privatizing education. The report provides a detailed plan for how public education advocates can work with their allies to form a network of organizations and individuals - an infrastructure - that will be able get their messages to the broad public and increase political support for public education.
The Canadian public has been influenced by right-wing and corporate media, much of it emanating from the United States, to have a negative view of trial lawyers and to perceive a need for "tort reform". Canadian trial lawyers and liberals would do well to learn from the U.S.
Proposal May Undermine Efforts to Improve the Quality of Education in California: Impact of Changing Class Size Reduction Program
This white paper is a Commonweal Institute study that shows how a short term effort to deal with the financial crisis in California, through legislation (AB 42) that would redefine classroom size reduction criteria, could have serious long-term consequence with regard to both quality of education and future costs.
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