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A judge hearing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure is hearing final arguments today. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Capo Parent April 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Union tools, and dull ones at that.
shelly April 4, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Capo Parent, Why the name calling?
fact checker April 4, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Because factual and respectful discussions aren't getting the results wanted. It's easier to trashRead More than it is to back up a losing prospect.
A comic book PETA distributed at a Woodland Hills school last week.
Quincy Vegann Kirsch February 6, 2014 at 09:27 am
I met a man a couple of weeks ago in the process of going vegan and has joint custody of his 5 yearRead More old son with his non vegan ex . One day she gave he boy a hamburger and he asked her what it was and she said meat and he asked , where does it come from ? She said , from a cow . He pushed it back and told her he will not eat anything from an animal . His dad didn't really talk to him about animal rights just fed him plant based food when he was there ( He is actually eating plant based for his health ) . You don't have to tell kids much or show them graphic pictures ( not that they did ) just give them the info in a gentle way and they figure it out pretty fast . That is what the parents are really worried about . They don't want their children to question their choices and expose them as hypocrites . When's the last time you heard a parent threaten a lawsuit because their kid saw a deer strapped to the hood of a car or a side of beef or pigs feet etc in the butcher shop . We should sue "Boars Head" for having a decapitated pigs head as their logo and forcing us and our kids to see it everywhere .
Mu Jin Han February 6, 2014 at 08:30 pm
There were no slaughter pictures. The real abuse is when the parents keep lying to their kids aboutRead More what really happens in meat and dairy industry. If you have a problem showing them the horrors of the industry, then why are you forcing them into their bodies? Any kid who sees the horrors of what happens to animals, is not going to willingwillingly eat or drink them. Regarding PETA. People always look for someone to blame. Don't you know that they have become the #1 enemy of the $290 Billion Dollars a year industry that is meat and dairy? Don't you know that they hire professional lobby groups to run negative campaigns against them? All I hear these days is that PETA kills 2000 animals a year, when the bith kill and no kill shelters kill Tens of millions every year. Meat and dairy industry's big money at work.
Lisa Wadusky Gartner February 6, 2014 at 08:49 pm
You should be ashamed of yourselves for complaining about the truth being taught to your children.Read More If the pamphlets were handed out to the parents, would they have talked to their children and told them where their food comes from, i think not. Many children will grow up wishing they had learned the truth when they were young so they could make their own choice. It is our duty to tell our children the truth for their health as well as the welfare of our animals. I wish i could have had the opportunity to learn where my food came from at a young age but i was denied the right to make this choice for myself. Parents think their doing the right thing by keeping the truth from their children, protecting them but in the long run, they've denied them the right to make an important personal decision. Do you think it's unhealthy to eat a plant based diet? If so, you may want to do some research because you couldn't be more wrong.
AP Photo/Steve Ruark
Amy Harrington December 8, 2013 at 06:51 pm
The Common Core is an abysmal attempt to put a band aid on already dysfunctional institution.Read More Teachers and families are very forthcoming about the limitations and stress inducing aspect of grossly inappropriate and confusing neo liberalism material being forced upon our children. For those fed up with having the government try to turn your children into no thinking automatons here is another, child centric way of approaching education. http://giftedunschooling.blogspot.com/2013/12/rethinking-education.html
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Barbara Webbb November 11, 2013 at 07:45 am
The Federal Gavernment will control too much of our lives. Creativity will be squashed. It is aRead More horrific idea
Shari Goodman November 12, 2013 at 07:58 am
Many states have signed on to Common Core not because of its merit, but because funds will be issuedRead More to those states that have signed on while those states that have not will have to do without. This is a federal takeover of our educational system and having viewed a third grade curriculum lesson, I am convinced it is a lesson in Socialist/Marxist indoctrination.
Sepehr Akhavan November 4, 2013 at 09:51 pm
its great it so awesome that are school is opened minded to same sex dating
Mark Lassman November 9, 2013 at 08:59 am
Erica… what the reporter said was “three years later”, which likely was referringRead More to “three years” AFTER the girls’ FIRST year.
Tre LaPorte Conway November 11, 2013 at 09:09 am
I think this is wonderful display of acceptance and character of this school! If only more schoolsRead More across the nation had this display of love, support and acceptance of their peers and students lifestyles.
Louis CK on 'Conan'
Dean Edwards September 27, 2013 at 09:27 am
Why would anyone rely on a celebrity to tell them how to parent their kids? Is it possible thatRead More this is just a 'bit' from someone who is considered one of the country's best comedic writers? Even if it isn't, this is a Father who did 95 stand-up shows between Oct 2012 and April 2013, almost all on the road and away from his kids, so his opinion should be taken in context. Maybe the $45 million those shows generated will pay for a good therapist for his kids in 20 years. Not that a guy like Louis CK who doesn't live with his kids full-time can't be a good Dad - far from it. And I don't necessarily disagree with him. But if parents have real concerns maybe they should do their own research and read a real study. Here's one I found in about 5 minutes of searching, http://chime.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Developmental-Psychology.pdf, which looks at the effect of technology on 8-12 year old girls' face-to-face interaction, and finds no evidence that it does. Think for yourselves and make your own judgements, and ask other parents you know for their opinions. But don't wait for a late night guest on a TV show to tell you what you should do!
Ray Pearl Photo Credit: Kathy Rappaport
Stephanie Williams September 7, 2013 at 12:28 pm
Ray will be a wonderful School Board member. He is the only candidate who has everything we need:Read More kids in the schools now and for years to come, nonprofit and LVUSD leadership, a long-standing commitment to the community, and a record of collaboration. That's why Ray will have my vote on November 5!
Lawrence poses with Abby, 1, Emma, 5, and my wife Sarah.
Shari Goodman September 3, 2013 at 11:04 am
Common Core is an attempt by the Obama administration to wrestle curriculum control away from theRead More state and local districts in their effort to indoctrinate our young with Socialists/Marxists principles. If Dallas Laurence supports Common Core then he is the wrong candidatate for the Board. I urge everyone to become familiar with Common Core's agenda and the threat it poses to our young.
Dallas Lawrence September 4, 2013 at 02:59 pm
Shari, I respect and appreciate your opinion. The reality here is that Common Core is now the lawRead More of land for California and our school board members do not have the authority to alter the direction the State of California has taken. This election is about the appropriate role of the school board. And, as I have stated, as it relates to Common Core, the Board's role now is to ensure proper implementation and education of our community so people understand the systemic changes we are bringing to our schools. I would encourage folks who are concerned to read this transcript of an interview done on Hugh Hewitt's radio program with former Governor Republican Jeb Bush who lays out the true goals of the law. Neither of these two are in any way aligned with President Obama. http://www.hughhewitt.com/jeb-bush-on-the-common-core/