Gov. Jerry Brown and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D- San Diego, left, are seen with other legislators in 2013. Weber has a bill on school accountability now awaiting Brown’s signature or veto.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D- San Diego, left, are seen with other legislators in 2013. Weber has a bill on school accountability now awaiting Brown’s signature or veto. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
Gov. Jerry Brown and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D- San Diego, left, are seen with other legislators in 2013. Weber has a bill on school accountability now awaiting Brown’s signature or veto. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
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California’s ‘evaluation rubric’ for schools downplays academic tests

September 17, 2016 3:00 PM

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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee