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Teacher-tenure reform shaping up as big education fight this year

Teacher-tenure reform shaping up as big education fight this year

by Steven Greenhut . SACRAMENTO – Despite the oft-discussed need for education reform in California, the state Legislature will only consider one major reform bill this year. Even that bill’s passage is uncertain, given opposition from the powerful California Teachers’ Association. The issue involves the contentious matter of teacher job protections, which the union says are necessary to […]

Profits of doom: From California to Africa, teachers unions fight the “for-profit” bogeyman.

Profits of doom: From California to Africa, teachers unions fight the “for-profit” bogeyman.

. By Larry Sand Well, I guess we can all rest just a bit easier now that California is on the verge of banning for-profit charter schools. Sponsored by the California Federation of Teachers, AB 406 is making its way through the California State Senate, having glided through the Assembly. In an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee, CFT […]

Whole Foods Market to Donate 5 Percent of June 22 Net Sales to SEEAG Agricultural Educational Programs

Whole Foods Market to Donate 5 Percent of June 22 Net Sales to SEEAG Agricultural Educational Programs

On Thursday, June 22, 2017 three Whole Food Market stores will donate 5 percent of their day’s net sales to Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) to support the organization’s agricultural education efforts. SEEAG helps young students understand the origins of their food by providing classroom agricultural education and free field trips to farms including […]

Let’s get real about the education budget

Let’s get real about the education budget

 .. . By LARRY SAND  . Trump’s proposed budget includes some minor cuts; union leaders launch hyperbolic grenades. Did you know that the Trump/DeVos budget is manifestly cruel to children and catastrophic to public schools? Are you aware that Trump/Devos are planning to slash funding for public schools, and use voucher schemes to funnel taxpayer […]

Where school dollars go to die

Where school dollars go to die

  . . By LARRY SAND  . A new study points fingers at charter schools for malfeasance, but traditional public schools are still by far #1 in wasteful spending. The National Education Association wants you to know that it is very concerned about your pocketbook! The teachers union is touting a brand new study released by the […]

AB 705: Racist Effort by Assemblywoman Irwin to Keep Students of Color Getting a Quality Education

AB 705: Racist Effort by Assemblywoman Irwin to Keep Students of Color Getting a Quality Education

. . By Stephen Frank  AB 705:  Forces Community Colleges to NOT give students remedial courses—even though 80% of LAUSD graduates (with their worthless diploma’s) need English and math remedial lasses to be able to get anything out of the other classes taken.  The State colleges also must give remedial classes to 80% of the […]

Pursue education excellence for your children/ ¡Persiga la excelencia educativa para sus hijos!

Pursue education excellence for your children/ ¡Persiga la excelencia educativa para sus hijos!

  Stronghold Institute Event Announcement “There is a time for everything. There is a time to fight. That time is NOW.”  (Pastor Peter Muhlenberg – 1776)   . Parents:   . For years, our county schools have told you your children are doing “great” in school.  NOW the figures have come out that two-thirds of our graduating […]

Part Two: What Can Be Done to Fix It? Actions every parent can immediately take to salvage their child’s education

Part Two:  What Can Be Done to Fix It? Actions every parent can immediately take to salvage their child’s education

By Paul D. White CitizensJournal.us concludes its special series on the troubled state of public education, and the excellent alternatives available to parents “Is It Time for YOUR Child to Drop Out of (traditional) School? In this second installment of the Citizens Journal series on fixing our public schools, CJ continues its interview with local school reformer […]

Part One:  How Bad Is It? Uncovering the truth about what’s going on in our schools.

Part One:  How Bad Is It? Uncovering the truth about what’s going on in our schools.

By Paul D. White This is part one of an interview Citizens Journal conducted with local education veteran Paul White.   He provided the answers along with links to support his answers.  Mr. White is director of the Stronghold Institute and a Co-Director www.USA-Focus.org, a nonpartisan, non-profit foundation dedicated to providing facts and insightful solutions about key […]

SEEAG’s Kids-To-Farms Benefit Brunch Draws Big Crowd

SEEAG’s Kids-To-Farms Benefit Brunch Draws Big Crowd

More than 160 people attended a Kids-To-Farm Benefit Brunch April 9 at the Camarillo Ranch. The event raised almost $20,000 to support Students For Eco-Education & Agriculture’s (SEEAG) agriculture education programs in Ventura County. Part of the proceeds from the brunch also went to Future Farmers of America. Money raised enables SEEAG to continue to […]

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