No matter what some opponents claimed, the new arena in downtown Sacramento was never only about the Kings. Proof positive arrived Monday with the announcement that the arena will host the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in March 2017, about five months after it opens.
As the UC Board of Regents meets this week in San Francisco to consider a proposal for a series of potential hikes in tuition, however, it’s one more thing – a question. What do Californians want now from their world-famous system of public education? What do we value? Where are our priorities?
More than 1 million people who voted in California’s election last week just skipped the race for state superintendent of public instruction. Why? It’s no mystery if you look at its lowly ballot placement.