Prop 30 Passed in CA. Can We Relax Now?

When I went to bed last night, I thought I would have to write a very different blog post this morning.  I was afraid that, although I would be celebrating Obama’s win, I would be mourning devastating budget cuts to California’s public schools.

I was so afraid that I think I composed an entire blog post in my sleep about what we would have to do now, as a state, to make sure that we don’t lose an entire generation of children to this crisis.   Continue reading

How & Why to Push Through Election Day Overwhelm

Yesterday, my mailbox was full of campaign pamphlets.  Granted, I had been away from home for a few days.  I was down in Palo Alto caring for my nieces while my brother and sister-in-law were out of town.  But still.  I just left Friday.  I returned Monday.  We all know that mail doesn’t come on Sunday.  And there were 18 separate pieces of campaign mail in my box last night.  Election Day is a week from today and, honestly, I can’t wait for it to be over. Continue reading