Category Archives: Education

Hey, Podunk, Dan Walters agrees with me. LOL.

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline is drinking the Kool Aid being ladled out by the proponents of Measure B, portraying the $47 million bond issue as a necessary expense for repairing and upgrading our high school educational facilities. This comes after he … Continue reading

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Leaders of Twin Ridges school district are clueless

The trustees of the Twin Ridges Elementary School District voted 4-1 in January to close the 10-student Washington School after Superintendent James Berardi told them the closure would cut annual operating costs by $200,000. Well, it turns out that number … Continue reading

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Bureaucrats will tell you what they think you should know

The public’s right-to-know what bureaucrats are doing with our money is a concept that’s reluctantly embraced if not ignored by–you guessed it–bureaucrats, as two events this week illustrate. The Union reported Tuesday that the Nevada Joint Union High School District is again playing … Continue reading

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What’s best for the athletes? Adults don’t seem to care

Which local high school is replacing its boys varsity basketball coach: 1. Nevada Union, which finished the season with a 7-20 record; 2. Bear River (8-16), including 0-10 in league play; 3. Forest Lake Christian (25-5). The answer is Forest … Continue reading

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Old white guys aren’t the only opponents of affirmative action

It turns out old white guys, aka Republicans, aren’t the only people who object to affirmative action programs, a lesson the Democrats who control the state Legislature learned recently. After vehement protests from California’s large Asian community, the Legislature shelved a … Continue reading

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What does this say about our community? Nothing good

The taunting of players and supporters from Sheldon High School during a girls basketball playoff game at Nevada Union last week disappeared from the news almost as fast as it surfaced, but that doesn’t mean the issue has gone away. For … Continue reading

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Feeding California’s two-headed pension monster

Two actions occurred earlier this week that guarantee Californians will pay higher taxes for fewer services in the future to satisfy the insatiable demands of our two-headed pension monster, CalPERS and CalSTRS. The CalPERS board decided Tuesday that the state will increase … Continue reading

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