What we need in public discussion is a clear picture of the problem and then a plan to fix it. And we all need a sign of hope that change will come. That's why, on March 5, we begin a “March for California's Future.”
Marty Hittelman is president of the California Federation of Teachers. He taught math for more than 30 years at Los Angeles Valley College. Learn more about Marty.
It is no longer enough to say that “Sacramento politics is dysfunctional,” or that the political and legislative processes in the Capitol are stymied by “partisan gridlock.” These first impressions have some basis in reality but don't adequately address California's real problems.