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The tragic loss of reduced class size

  • 10-01-2010
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Opinion by Delaine Eastin/San Francisco Chronicle Delaine Eastin is the former California superintendent of public instruction.

My grandmother's favorite poem ends with the line, "For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: 'It might have been!' " So much might have been so much better in California had Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and some feckless members of the Legislature not put their no-taxes pledge ahead of our children's destiny. With $17 billion in spending cuts in education over the past two years, many of the initiatives that were showing such promise are being axed by a penny-wise, pound-foolish set of policies. (more…)

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