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Conejo Valley Schools parental choice book dispute status: Spinning the narrative, attacking board members, etc.

Conejo Valley Schools parental choice book dispute status: Spinning the narrative, attacking board members, etc.

By George Miller Are the Acorn and the Star being one-sided and unfair covering Conejo book list policy? Is parental choice “censorship?” Why are Progressive pressure groups apoplectic over it?             Foreword The debate and arguments (some call it “BookGate”) surrounding the new Conejo Valley Unified School District book selection […]

Acorn spin piece on Mike Smith Conejo education speech

Acorn spin piece on Mike Smith Conejo education speech

By George Miller   Years ago, the T.O Acorn used to be a nice supermarket flyer stuffed with press releases, local events and local interest stuff and dropped on most driveways, gratis. Now it seems to have pretensions of turning into a Progressive MSM monster. Their treatment of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) […]

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 […]

Articles on Conejo Valley school books dispute- vote is Tuesday 11-14-17

Articles on Conejo Valley school books dispute- vote is Tuesday 11-14-17

By George Miller  . For your perusal, here’s a collection of articles, pro, con and right down the middle, mostly from local media, on the Conejo Valley Unified School District book controversy.   Discussion and vote on a proposed policy on the core literature list and providing parental/student opt-outs will take place at 6 pm on […]

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 […]

San Fran Democrat State Senator: Your City WILL Build “Affordable” Slums, Like it or NOT

San Fran Democrat State Senator: Your City WILL Build “Affordable” Slums, Like it or NOT

By Stephen Frank San Fran politicos come in two ideologies—Menshevik and Bolshevik.  State Senator Scott Weiner is a Menshevik—he wants to force all cities to build so-called affordable housing, whether the city wants it or not.  He wants to create slums and crime centers in other city in the State, as if we do not […]

New Common Core Lawsuit Asserts Parents’ Rights

New Common Core Lawsuit Asserts Parents’ Rights

CPUC eliminates “smart meter” opt-out fees

CPUC eliminates “smart meter” opt-out fees

By George Miller When “smart meters” were rolled out by utilities across the nation as part of the “smart grid” technology, there was much opposition. The “Smart Grid” was sold based on being able to monitor power usage much more closely, to identify trends, usage patterns, eventually implement time phased billing to encourage flattening of […]

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