Thursday Must Read

Today’s stories that you shouldn’t miss:

1. The Oakland school board voted unanimously last night to unilaterally implement a teachers’ contract that includes no raises, the Trib reports. The board noted that the cash-strapped school district is facing a $37 million deficit next year and the teachers’ demands for a raise could push the district back into insolvency. The teachers’ union likely will strike over the issue on April 29.

2. State Attorney General Jerry Brown has promised to post his last ten years of tax returns on his website by May 5, the Mercury News reports. But so far, ultra-wealthy Republican gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner have refused to follow suit.

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