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How Parents Can Combat Liberal Bias in Schools

How Parents Can Combat Liberal Bias in Schools

Shortly after Donald Trump won the presidency last November — in what “Big Agenda” author David Horowitz called a political earthquake — nearly 5,000 Seattle high school students marched out of school to protest the election results. Many of them wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts. The now-embattled mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, tweeted his support […]

Simi Valley PD Stop For School Buses

Simi Valley PD Stop For School Buses

The Simi Valley Police Department would like to remind drivers that are meeting or overtaking, from either direction, a school bus displaying a flashing red light and stop signal arm that they MUST stop.  Drivers that are on divided or roadways with two or more lanes of travel in each direction need not stop upon […]

California may see more ‘parent triggers’ to force school improvement

California may see more ‘parent triggers’ to force school improvement

. . By Stephen Frank As the recent WalletHub survey showed, California government schools are 46th in the nation math is 47th and reading is 46th.  As for college preparedness, we are 43rd in the nation in SAT scores.  LAUSD in 2015 had a real graduation rate of 54%.  Thanks to CalSTRS, government schools have to cut back […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

In 2013 the state of California made a dramatic change in the way schools are funded. Instead of dictating how school districts spend their money, the state shifted much of that decision-making power to the local level. The new system, called the Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF, is designed to funnel education dollars where […]

Thousand Oaks PD will Join Thousand Oaks Schools for National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5th

Thousand Oaks PD will Join Thousand Oaks Schools for National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5th

School Supply Drive!

School Supply Drive!

Graduation Rate Increases, Dropouts Decline in Ventura County

Graduation Rate Increases, Dropouts Decline in Ventura County

Ventura County saw improvement in its high school graduation and dropout rates according to data released today by the California Department of Education. The graduation rate for the 2014-15 school year was 84.5 percent, which is up from 82.5 percent in 2012-13. Over the same period, the dropout rate has decreased from 10.6 percent to […]

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