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First Tri-Warfare Middle School STEM Challenge at Naval Base Ventura County Feb. 22, 2018

First Tri-Warfare Middle School STEM Challenge at Naval Base Ventura County Feb. 22, 2018

POINT MUGU, Calif. – In honor of National Engineers Week, more than 100 local students will exercise their engineering skills at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu Feb. 22. Representing 18 schools from seven school districts, eighth graders will compete to see who can build the strongest bridgehead using a crucial warfighter material―linguini. Hosted annually, this […]

The State Weaponizes Education to Create Ignorance

The State Weaponizes Education to Create Ignorance

  By Jon Rappoport A hundred fifty years ago, at least some Americans recognized that all serious discourse depended on the use of the faculty called Reason. Formal debate, science, and law all flowed from that source. A common bond existed in some schools of the day.  The student was expected to learn how Reason […]

Grad rates have become the education establishment’s Potemkin village

Grad rates have become the education establishment’s Potemkin village

By Larry Sand | Originally published in the California Policy Center A couple of months ago, the education establishment told us that “U.S. Graduation Rate Hits New All-Time High, With Gains in All Student Groups.” But in the real world this is nothing more than a façade – a Potemkin village. Some schools improve their graduation numbers by […]

Too many kids are failing in California, and so is the education establishment

Too many kids are failing in California, and so is the education establishment

By Larry Sand | Originally published in the California Policy Center High school graduation rates have traditionally been a barometer of student success, as well as a measure of the quality of school systems. The members of California’s education establishment have been high-fiving each other over the state’s on-time high school graduation rate reaching 83.2 percent […]

GOP Women Examine Public Education

GOP Women Examine Public Education

“Saving Our Children’s Minds: Fighting the Public School System” will be the topic of the Friday, November 17th meeting of the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated. The event will be held at Los Robles Greens, 299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.  Registration and social connections begin at 11:00 am with the program and luncheon at 11:30. $25 includes a […]