Donna Martinez

VP of Marketing and Communications

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 7)

  • Are Teachers With Advanced Degrees More Effective?

    Thoughtful piece by syndicated columnist John Hood on the important role that evidence and data should play in making public policy. But Hood rightly points out that human nature can never be discounted when it comes to interpretation of data that does — or doesn’t — comport with one’s…
    Donna Martinez, December 31, 2018
  • Gallup: Dems Favor More Moderate Party, Republicans Favor More Conservative Party

    From Gallup’s survey after the mid-term election: Given a choice, 54% of rank-and-file Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer that their party move closer to the center, and 41% would rather it shift further left. At the same time, rank-and-file Republicans and Republican-leaning independents favor a shift to the…
    Donna Martinez, December 20, 2018
  • Here’s What Happens When You Break The Rules in San Francisco

    The San Francisco Planning Commission issued a renovation permit to a developer, who then decided to completely tear down the home that was deemed historic. Now that developer is being subjected to the commission’s power to enforce the rule — and to make an example of him. Earlier this…
    Donna Martinez, December 18, 2018
  • Who’s In Charge — You or Your Child’s School?

    The headline of this Atlantic story is what caught my eye: The Controversy Over Parents Who Eat Lunch With Their Children at School Really? It’s controversial to eat lunch with your child? These days, the answer is yes. At some schools, swarms of parents wait in line to be…
    Donna Martinez, December 10, 2018
  • Civility Takes Another Hit

    Not even the death of a president can break the ugly cycle for those tightly moored to their mocking of others. While many pundits and network commentators spoke of sharp contrasts in the tone, conviviality, and respect for the media between the 41st and 45th presidents, some conservative figures…
    Donna Martinez, December 7, 2018
  • George H.W. Bush: Patriot, Statesman, President

    Marc Rotterman, a veteran of the Reagan administration and host of Front Row with Marc Rotterman on UNC-TV, reflects on the passing of the 41st president of the United States, who will be buried Thursday in Texas. Rotterman  also looks back at the “what if” of 1992: In the…
    Donna Martinez, December 6, 2018
  • Tracking Poll: President Trump Approval Holding Steady

    Here’s the latest from Rasmussen: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove.
    Donna Martinez, December 4, 2018