Articles Tagged With ‘Education’

Education call to arms

OPINION By WALTER REIL A growing number of news services are reporting on the dire and desperate conditions that our nation’s schools are facing in providing high-quality and continuously-advancing, state-of-the-art education. America’s schools and their students, our children, are losing... (Continue reading)

National flags ignite firestorm at Atascadero Junior High School

A disturbance erupted in the Atascadero Junior High School cafeteria on Thursday when several Caucasian students began waving American flags at students who were waving Mexican flags in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, said Kim Spinks, Atascadero Unified School District’s... (Continue reading)

The educational budget: What would Samuel Gompers do?

OPINION by Roger Freberg I have been reading some stuff put out by the California Faculty Association (CFA) on “teach-ins” and “protests” planned as a response to the CSU budget. Administrators are puffing themselves up and trying to act like... (Continue reading)

Democrats want gays in California textbooks

Democrats in Sacramento intend to introduce legislation requiring California public schools to teach about the contributions of gay, lesbian, and transgender Americans. [LA Times] A similar bill was passed five years ago, only to be vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.... (Continue reading)

Most things we hear about child rearing are wrong

OPINION by Roger Freberg When one first embarks on the role of parenting, hopefully it is with a sense of humility. This is one of the few tasks in life that we are expected to learn on our own. Learning... (Continue reading)

Are you prepared for a disaster?

OPINION By BOB NEUMANN Japan’s devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami makes one wonder if an event like this could happen here on the Central Coast. The 2003 San Simeon earthquake, a much smaller 6.5 magnitude Richter scale event, caused significant... (Continue reading)

Want to be happy for the rest of your life? Marry the right person

OPINION By Roger Freberg When my middle daughter was a freshman in college, she had a poster on her dorm wall that listed ten things that would lead to a happy life. The item on top was “marry the right... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles promoting safe ecstasy use

Los Angeles County Health officials have posted tips for safe ecstasy use at the publicly owned Los Angeles Coliseum and Sports Arena. [LAWeekly] These health officials have embarked on a campaign to teach young people how to reduce potential harms... (Continue reading)

New horoscope signs, a new you

Just yesterday you were an emotional, loyal homebody, born under the sign of the crab. And then today, according to an astronomer, you are an independent, social, talkative Gemini. [MinnesotaStarTribune] How did this happen? According to Parke Kunkle, a board... (Continue reading)

California schools rank 30th in nation

California schools received a C grade and ranked 30th in the nation in an annual education survey released Tuesday. [CaliforniaWatch] The annual Quality Counts report, published by Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, is based on surveys sent to the... (Continue reading)