Suzanne Shaw discusses the issues we will target in the New Year, and our hope that, together, we can help drive positive change in 2011.
And now, an NBC Bay Area Editorial:
We ended 2010 talking about balancing the budget, talking about education reform.
So we start 2011 with record red ink, a $25 billion shortfall, a 22% high school drop-out rate, and a public school system that's failing our students.
Happy New Year, California!
In November, voters did their part. They made it easier to pass a budget, no more supermajority vote needed. So let's get on with it!
We need to grow jobs, not government. WE need an education system that can build a 21st century economy. Leaders who aren't afraid to rattle the infrastructure, cut bureaucracy, reward effective teachers and replace ineffective ones.
It's a new year, with a new governor, and a new chance to cut the lip service and get it right.