Policy Institute Analysis: The Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC 20002-4999 “Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.” “We believe the […] Continue reading

English Language Learners and California’s Public Schools

Recently we discussed the case for rescinding Prop 187, the proposition that legislated English only instruction in California schools. This article from 2013 reports on the results of a study of English Language Learners and the amount of services they receive. According to the article, “The study compiled 2010-2011 state data showing that students of all … Continue reading Continue reading

Brookings Institute

      The Policy Institute our group analyzed was the Brookings Institution The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization (Brookings, 2014). Their mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: Strengthen American democracy; Foster the economic and social […] Continue reading

California Legislature Passes ‘Yes Means Yes’ Standard For College Sexual Assault Policies

Link to article:The Blurred lines of the Affirmative Consent Bill This article addresses SB967 which passed in senate August 28, 2014.   This bill requires California College campuses to require an affirmative consent standard and conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. The phrase  ‘no means no’ changing to ‘yes means yes’ with […] Continue reading