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NEWS: Torlakson: Proposition 30 tax increases should be extended

Sacramento Bee reports state schools chief Tom Torlakson is calling for an extension of Proposition 30 beyond its full expiration in 2018, as California begins to see tax surpluses.

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NEWS: California students sue state over ineffective teachers

Watchdog.org reports a group of California students are suing the State over laws surrounding teacher tenure, dismissal, and layoffs, claiming they violate California's constitution and the students' rights to an equal opportunity of access quality education.

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NEWS: LAUSD Takes Back iPads From Students In Wake Of Hacking Reports

CBS Los Angeles reports officials with the Los Angeles Unified school district have begun confiscating iPad tablet computers from students following reports of hacking and misuse of the devices. District officials took the tablets from students at Westchester and Roosevelt high schools in the latest setback for a controversial $1 billion plan to distribute iPads to each of the nearly 650,000 students in the LAUSD.

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OPINION: Walters: School spending statistics misleading

Dan Walters, writing for the Fresno Bee, argues that instead of looking to raising taxes on Californians (who already face one of the highest tax burdens in the country) to cover the cost of education, we should instead look to cut wasteful spending in other areas to make up the difference.

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NEWS: 10 of 12 of CA’s Largest Metro Areas Rank at Bottom for Most Literate Cities

USA Today reports some of California's biggest cities are ranked last in literacy, according to a recent study by Central Connecticut State University.

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