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Brainwashed_In_Church June 30, 2014 at 06:12 pm
I'd rather have my kid sext 10 messages a day than eat an extra donut a day or smoke cigarettes orRead More watch 20 hours of TV a week or go to church.
Attila July 1, 2014 at 04:35 am
The photographic recording and transmission of minors in a sexual connotation or state of nudity /Read More partial nudity is production, possession and distribution of Child Pornography (California Penal Code 311). Every single time Child Pornography is viewed the victim is victimized yet once again (the standard law enforcement line). What the participants in this study (the ones dealing with imagery) are most likely to do, or should be doing, is being criminally prosecuted and, if not in prison, ending up on the Lifetime California Sex Offender Registry, where they belong. That is what the law says, and the law is the law.
College Planner July 16, 2014 at 10:07 am
The degradation of our culture saddens me.
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Kay Scuttlemaker June 11, 2014 at 07:35 pm
I love (most) teachers! That being said, I think this is a step in the right direction forRead More education reform here in California. I strongly believe that what we really need is a better way to evaluate teacher performance. I'd run it like a business using a multi-pronged evaluation approach: 1) self-evaluation (the best teachers will grade themselves more critically than the not-so-great ones), 2) student evaluations of their teachers, 3) peer evaluations, 4) parent evaluations (customer surveys!), and 5) evaluations by superiors. The best teachers not only keep their jobs but should be compensated appropriately. I'm all for merit-based pay and with such a comprehensive approach to evaluating performance the margin for error would be low. Alex Caputo-Pearl's statement that this ruling is "an attack on teachers, which is a socially acceptable way to attack students" is total baloney. It's an attack on the teachers that shouldn't be teaching and that's it. Period.
Wolfman June 11, 2014 at 07:39 pm
all depends on what side of the fence you on on
Brainwashed_In_Church June 12, 2014 at 06:38 am
http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-why-that-ruling-20140611-column.html#page=1
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
White Oak Elementary in Westlake Village. Photo courtesy the Las Virgenes Unified School District.
Private May 1, 2014 at 10:50 am
Interesting twist on this incident. Kudos to Austin F's parents for seeing the accident for what itRead More really was and that the White Oak Staff took the appropriate measures to insure both boys were properly cared for as they do with all students!
A UCLA professor suggests that schools could cut bullying if they make sure students aren't isolated. Patch file photo.
Martha Fling April 2, 2014 at 06:58 am
"Connection is protection"...Jean Malpas at The Gender Project at Ackerman Institute forRead More the Family. Good work by Juvonen.
Madeleine Francois April 6, 2014 at 08:10 am
Bullying is a serious matter and calls for serious action on the part of parents as childrenRead More can’t handle it individually. That is why as a parent must follow your words with action by teaching your child to be assertive in expressing their feelings, they should know how to identify bullying and how to handle these behaviors. I discovered a safety solution coming from SafeKidZone and I find it interesting. It has an application called panic button and by just simply pressing the button the alert will go directly to a group of safety network and can access to the nearest 911 in the area. You can check out their site: http://safekidzone.com/?a_aid=5328991a0b72c
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.
E-cigarettes will be allowed in just a few places at Pierce College. Patch file photo.
Robert Copia March 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm
At age 62, I have been a smoker since 6th grade. It was a part of our culture. Since my aunt’sRead More passing in 2003, due to lung cancer caused by her smoking, I tried hard to quit. Nicotine gum helped me cut down but any kind of stress and I was back to compulsive smoking. I took the anti-smoking drug ZYBAN for two days. It made me feel very strange. Three and one half years ago, I used my first e-cig and I have been tobacco free ever since. My health has improved drastically. No coughing, The shortness of breath when climbing stairs is 90% gone. I still use the ecig and have no desire to use tobacco. I am considering going into the ecig business and I have started reading the ecig news. Banning, crackdowns, fears ,concerns, questions, gateway, fears, harming children is all that I read.. Hysteria over a “personal nicotine vaporizer”??? A small lithium battery,( lithium batteries power cellphones, laptop computers, pacemakers equipment on jet airliners etc.,) heats an element that turns nicotine liquid ( consisting of nicotine the same as in the nicotine gum paid for by Medicare and Medicaid, and food grade flavorings, in a base of propylene glycol which is rated GRAS, generally regarded as safe) in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, section 184-1666, and is found in many food products, asthma inhalers, the anti-smoking drug ZYBAN, toothpaste etc,) into vapor like your tea kettle. I was awakened by the Bloomberg, 2/19/2014, article, “ GLAXO Memo Shows Drug Industry Lobbying on E-Cigarettes”. Glaxo-Smith Kline is the 4th largest Pharma company and it sells nicotine gum, lozenges, patches inhalers and the anti-smoking drug ZYBAN which I learned was actually the mind-altering psychiatric drug Wellbutrin. I then went on to read the Forbes 7/2/2012, article, “Feds Say Dr. Drew Was Paid by GLAXO TO Talk Up Antidepressant” Forbes in included a link to the 72 page Justice Department complaint against GLAXO which involved the illegal, deceptive and fraudulent marketing of antidepressants to children and adolescents. through their Doctors. New York Times 7?2/2012, GLAXO Agrees To Pay THREE BILLION Fraud Settlement ( and pleads guilty to criminal charges). after a ten year investigation started by “whistle blowers”. The New York Times, 12/14/2013, “The Selling of ADHD,( attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) documents the depths that Pharma will go to sell their drugs to children and adolescents through their Doctors.. I once considered myself well-informed but until reading this material, I had no idea of the actions of BIG PHARMA, which I consider the “Crime of the Century” I encourage you to read this material. It is conceivable that the ecig could make nicotine gum, patches inhalers etc. and the mind altering psychiatric anti-smoking drugs (GLAXO is working on a new one GSK598809) obsolete, or at minimum reduce the sales. Big Pharma and the politicians that do their bidding agree that this cannot be allowed. Who is harmed by this? Those who are near hopelessly addicted to cigarettes and the thousands of dangerous chemicals they contain. This propaganda campaign by Big Pharma and the politicians that they control is simply meant to scare people especially the elderly and dissuade them from trying a “personal nicotine vaporizer” Take the anti-smoking drugs?? Read the black box warnings. Would you recommend them to your mother?
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.
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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.
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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.
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Sheryl Zeyen October 26, 2013 at 08:44 am
I don't want my children to be rushed through life, half asleep. Sometimes we just have to say no toRead More the race! One way we've chosen to do that is to homeschool. We've found that one of the gifts of homeschooling we most appreciate is the time it affords us. This decision has helped many families like ours return to a less hurried, yet full and rich way of life.
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!
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