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Conejo Schools “BookGate” war continues

Conejo Schools “BookGate” war continues

By George Miller (published 10-6-17, updated 10-7-17) On Tuesday, October 3, the Conejo Valley Unified High School District Board of Education met and discussed (among other things) what to do about the core literature list controversy. There has been much discussion about some books and whether their content is age-appropriate for students. Some opponents of […]

Round 2: Conejo School Board votes to accept controversial book in curriculum- and next?

Round 2: Conejo School Board votes to accept controversial book in curriculum- and next?

By George Miller Background For months, a controversy has swirled about on whether the Conejo Unified School District (most Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and vicinity public schools) should accept “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie in its core curriculum for 9th grade students. Books are then selected for the classroom at teachers’ […]

Local activist says Conejo School Board vote on racy book not what it seems

Local activist says Conejo School Board vote on racy book not what it seems

  By Tony Dolz The Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) board meeting resulting in approving “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, as a book selection in the core reading list, divides the community along familiar lines. The ruling class influencers in media, academia and the intellectual elites line up with the Progressive notion that […]

Why I love schools that ban books

Why I love schools that ban books

  By Jon Rappoport   Let’s start here. In 2016, as US News reports, “The Portland Public Schools Board on Tuesday decided to ban any classroom materials that cast doubt on climate change. The resolution passed unanimously and requires that textbooks and other material purchased by the district present climate change as a fact rather than […]

Conejo School Board member Mike Dunn comments on BookGate

Conejo School Board member Mike Dunn comments on BookGate

By Mike Dunn     Editor’s note:  Several Conjeo Valley Unified School District board members are opposed to having books with pornographic content provided to students without parental permission. We asked board member Mike Dunn, who has been attacked for this, to comment on it for publication.  His brief response:   What kind of people […]