California: Inside the Fight to Make Public School Misconduct Records Public

When a 15-year-old Vista High School freshman texted a school math teacher in 2012-13 that he reminded her of her father, the teacher responded, “Or maybe like a boyfriend.” Three years later, school officials discovered the same teacher texting inappropriate messages to another student. The teacher texted a student her decision to get the HPV…


Thomas Peele: Must stop bill to copyright public records (California)

If there were to be a copyright on public records in this state what would it else would it be other than "the people of the State of California?"

After all, the people already pay for and own the records. But among the anti-transparency bills playing out in Sacramento this spring is one that would give local agencies copyright of the records they create. Continue…