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Posts from 2016

How New York Made Pre-K a Success

by David L. Kirp

Borscht isn’t found on most prekindergarten menus, but it’s what the cooks were dishing up for the 35 children at Ira’s Daycare in Briarwood, Queens, on a recent school day. Many families in this neighborhood are Russian émigrés for whom borscht is a staple, but children from half a… More

‘Forked’ Rates Restaurants On How They Treat Their Workers

Saru Jayaraman speaks about her new book and the restaurant industry with Tracie McMillan.

Protesters gather at a McDonald's to ask for higher wages on April 15, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Fla. Food labor advocate Saru Jayaraman writes in a new book that the company has taken the "low road" and lobbied extensively for lower wages and working conditions standards at the federal and state levels. Saru Ja… More

Invest in California’s future, reinvest in higher education

by Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine

For more than 20 years, public higher education has been neglected in California’s budget process. That has begun to change lately, but legislators should commit to a plan to fully restore per-student state support for public higher education to 2001 levels by 2020. (Nick Lammers // Oakland Tribune file) In… More

Lack of Evidentiary Hearing on Abuse Claims Results in Reversal of Hague Return Order

by Julianne Tobin Wojay

A judgment granting a father’s Hague child abduction convention petition for his child’s return to Denmark must be reversed and the matter remanded for a full evidentiary hearing on the mother’s domestic violence claims, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, has ruled (Noergaard v. Noe… More