Home » Posts tagged with » John Andersen

Conejo Valley School District passes new book selection/opt-out policy

Conejo Valley School District passes new book selection/opt-out policy

By George Miller After a long, hard, bitterly fought battle, the Conejo Valley Unified School District board passed a sweeping new book selection and parental opt-out policy. Like last week’s meeting,  there was an overflow crowd. Opposition outnumbered the advocates and was composed mostly of faculty, some parents and lots of kids, mostly from Newbury Park […]

Next Tuesday in T.O.: Who “owns” the children? Who sets school policy?

Next Tuesday in T.O.: Who “owns” the children? Who sets school policy?

By George Miller   At this week’s Conejo Valley Unified School District Board meeting, opponents of a revised book selection and parental opt-out policy draft (Agenda item 11A) tried to overwhelm the meeting with numbers, intensity, arguments and sheer offensiveness, bordering on, if not crossing over, into intimidation. We heard estimates of an overflow crowd […]

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’ […]

John Andersen and Sean Paroski: Explaining Ventura County Democrats’ silence on Planned Parenthood

John Andersen and Sean Paroski: Explaining Ventura County Democrats’ silence on Planned Parenthood

By Sean Paroski & John Andersen In April of this year, a small group of animal rights activists conducted a brilliant undercover operation. Hearing rumors of unethical practices at Los Angeles and Pasadena animal shelters, they posed as representatives of a biological research company and secretly recorded meetings with the directors and top veterinarians of […]

The 15 Days That Can Give Us Control of the Conejo Valley Unified School Board – Start Today

The 15 Days That Can Give Us Control of the Conejo Valley Unified School Board – Start Today

The 15 Days That Can Give Us Control of the Conejo Valley Unified School Board – Start Today The absentee ballot arrives in 15 days.  One third of votes are absentee voters. From: Concerned Parents of Conejo Valley- www.ConcernedParentsOfConejoValley.com, 310 371 7500,  dolz4school@dolz.info Re: Tony Dolz for School Board candidate material: This is what I will do […]