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Opinion: Gutting of LAUSD’s suspension policy threatens teachers and education

Opinion: Gutting of LAUSD’s suspension policy threatens teachers and education

By Paul White, 4-3-17   Los Angeles, 05-17-13 “F – k You, you stupid b_ – ch! You can’t make me do sh_ _; we both know it, and if you don’t get out of my face, you’ll wish you had.” Don’t be alarmed or offended. Students talking to teachers in this vulgar, threatening way […]

Faith Community’s Support Sought for Ventura Council’s Homeless Shelter?    You’re being played

Faith Community’s Support Sought for Ventura Council’s Homeless Shelter?    You’re being played

By Paul D. White   Ventura churches, don’t be fooled into supporting the City Council’s new homeless shelter plan. It is neither Christian nor compassionate, and will benefit neither the homeless nor our community. EVERY attempt by the City Council to elicit your approval of this project is total deceit on their part. The Council […]

Ventura Homeless Subcommittee presentation 3-9-17

Ventura Homeless Subcommittee presentation 3-9-17

By Paul D. White Here is a 6 minute presentation I gave to the Ventura Homeless Sub-committee yesterday (3/9/17).  It contrasts the Rescue Mission’s program with what the city of Ventura is trying to do, and urges the Council to get a proposal from John Saltee, the Mission’s Director. The contrast between the Mission’s program and […]

It’s Not Pro-Choice OR Pro-Life… It’s Option 3

It’s Not Pro-Choice OR Pro-Life… It’s Option 3

    By Paul D. White “For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” (H.L. Mencken) No sentiment better describes America’s seething, counterproductive abortion debate.  Combatants always phrase the issue simplistically: “Are you pro-choice or pro-life?”  For anyone who cares about children, the answer is, “Neither one; I’m for Option […]

Ventura schools need to change more than personnel

Ventura schools need to change more than personnel

By Paul D. White   The timing and manner in which the Ventura Unified School District board fired Superintendent Michael Babb on Wednesday was unexpected. It indicated a strong consensus by the board to not delay in bringing in new leadership that will pursue a “different direction” for Ventura schools, as board President Velma Lomax stated. The […]

Ventura’s water mess

Ventura’s water mess

By Joe Richardson, Daniel Cormode & Paul D. White   The 2016 city of Ventura’s “Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report” is not titled “Half-truths and Outright Misrepresentations,” but it should be. Without major, immediate changes, Ventura’s water shortages will be at a scary level within five years. It will force all growth to stop, and current residents won’t have adequate water to […]