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Black history and education
by Rex Ridgeway | February 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

In 1850, California declared itself a “free” state. But the path toward equality in California education has been long and sordid. Rex Ridgeway offers his perspective about some of the milestones from the Common Schools Act of 1860 through Nina Simone.

Should taxes pay for private schools?
by Carol Kocivar | January 9, 2022 | 6 Comments

Should taxpayers foot the bill for private and religious schools? Voters will face this question on the ballot in 2022, if either or both of two measures raise enough money to collect a million signatures in the next few months. Here's what's at stake.

Students as Guinea Pigs
by Jeff Camp | August 6, 2021 | 1 Comment

We asked EdSource’s John Fensterwald to provide today’s high school students a sense of their own history: How has the California education system changed during their lifetime? A great deal has happened, as Fensterwald recounts colorfully through the story of Ginny the Guinea Pig.

What Does the Superintendent of Public Instruction Do?
by Jeff Camp | July 10, 2020 | 2 Comments

The elected leader of California's vast education system is the Superintendent of Public Instruction. What does this position actually do?

Ed100 Democracy Quiz: Can We Stump You?
by Carol Kocivar | June 27, 2019 | 2 Comments

There's one thing that leaders past and present consistently agree about...

Presidents Day
by Carol Kocivar | February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Can you name the faces on Mt. Rushmore? In honor of Presidents' Day, Ed100 has collected a great set of resources for learning about the holiday and its history, as well as about America's presidents. According to a recent survey of historians, which US president was the greatest?

Are You Thankful for School?
by Jeff Camp | November 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the holidays approach, I feel thankful for the generations that brought America's children out of the fields and factories. What vision!

A Four-Letter Word for Education
by Jeff Camp | March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most people now agree that public education should provide a realistic ladder of opportunity for EACH student. This is a rather new and radical ideal.

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