California: America's High-Stakes Experiment (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, Dec 5, 2007 - Social Science - 352 pages
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Peter Schrag takes on the big issues immigration, globalization, and the impact of California's politics on its quality of life in this dynamic account of the Golden State's struggle to recapture the American dream. In the past half-century, California has been both model and anti-model for the nation and often the world, first for its high level of government and public services schools, universities, highways and latterly for its dysfunctional government, deteriorating services, and sometimes regressive public policies. "California "explains how many current "solutions" exacerbate the very problems they're supposed to solve and analyzes a variety of possible state and federal policy alternatives to restore government accountability and a vital democracy to the nation's most populous state and the world's fifth-largest economy.
  

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User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

This books does not back up anything it says. It also implies that everyone leaving California are racists who oppose changes to help minorities. This book is complete drivel. Read this if you believe ... Read full review

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California politics...the first part is a bit dry, but it gets interesting when Arnold (goose) steps in. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Peter Schrag, for many years the editorial page editor and later a weekly columnist for the "Sacramento Bee, " currently contributes to "The Nation, Harper's, The Los Angeles Times, " and other publications. He is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of several books, including "Paradise Lost "and "California: America's High-Stakes Experiment "(both from UC Press) and "Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America's Schools. " Peter Schrag is the 2010 winner of the Carey McWilliams Award from the California Studies Association.

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