False Platitudes

Lou Paulson
President of California Professional Firefighters, which represents more than 30,000 local, state and federal firefighters

During my three decades as a frontline firefighter, I had the honor to receive innumerable expressions of appreciation from the people we serve. Although firefighters and police officers don’t think of themselves as “heroes,” the heartfelt support from the public is humbling … when it’s sincere. Sometimes, though, it isn’t sincere. Then it’s downright infuriating. […]

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Math Should Trump Politics in California Pension Debate

Lou Paulson
President of California Professional Firefighters, which represents more than 30,000 local, state and federal firefighters

If there’s one thing the debate over public employees’ pensions has taught us, it’s that California needs to invest more in mathematics instruction in its public schools. When Stanford professors who receive special interest funding for their work and self-proclaimed  “taxpayer” organizations bankrolled by anti-union groups  wag their finger at an an investment system that yields […]

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