It’s an uphill battle in a political environment that, regardless of the (increasingly unequivocal) state of climate science, is viciously polarized. One side is populated by arguments for heading off a climate catastrophe that could jeopardize human civilization. The other side fears surrendering freedoms and liberties more than uncertain and distant threats.
Five years after a study by Stanford researchers called for reform and increased investment in California’s public education system, progress has been at best underwhelming and inconsistent, according to a new report from the independent Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) research center.
No financial compensation is enough to make up for the potential long-term health consequences of egg donation, argued Judy Norsigian, executive director of Our Bodies Ourselves, a nonprofit organization dedicated to women’s health education, at a Tuesday event exploring the controversial topic.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill to encourage organ donation Tuesday in a ceremony held at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. The legislation, Senate Bill 1395, aims to prompt Californians to consider the option of registering as an organ donor by making it mandatory to indicate whether or not they want to be an organ donor on the Department of Motor Vehicles driver license application, driver license renewal or state identification card application form.
Stanford professors say an amendment to the California constitution proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger that would require the state to invest more money in its public universities than its prisons will face many challenges before becoming actual legislation.