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George Orwell’s Animal Farm, CVUSD’s BookGate, Our Children, and YOU!

George Orwell’s Animal Farm, CVUSD’s BookGate, Our Children, and YOU!

  By Deborah Baber Savalla Monique McKenna is a public school teacher. On January 25, 2018 she inserted herself into the ongoing CVUSD, (Conejo Valley Unified School District), School Board discussion about the Board’s new policy regarding 9-12 core literature texts. School Board policy 6161.1 is firmly rooted in California Department Education Code (CDE). The […]

JUST THE FACTS | Conejo Valley School Board Proposed Curriculum Policy | BookGate

JUST THE FACTS | Conejo Valley School Board Proposed Curriculum Policy | BookGate

  By Deborah Baber Savalla Here is a FACT opponents of the recently proposed Conejo Valley School Board policy on education curriculum do NOT want you to know: Books including To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, Empire Falls, Bluest Eye, Lord of the Flies, and Snow Falling On Cedars CAN BE TAUGHT under the Conejo Valley […]

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 […]