Common Core – What is it?

Common Core – What is it?

Community Forum on “Common Core”
Thousand Oaks High School
Performance Arts Center
2323 N. Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks
Monday, June 10, 2013 – 6 PM

The Community Forum on Common Core presented a compendium of ideas, facts and comparisons for parents and teachers who want to decide for themselves if the nationalized Common Core K-12 standards adopted by the state; but only minimally implemented, are a better alternative to the current California standards.

See the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-TDpxh0OYM

and the video on the legal right to opt out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA8jcfSeiXg&feature=youtu.be

Common Core is a set of …

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FAMILY MAN

FAMILY MAN

 

Conejo Valley Unified School District school board candidate Tony Dolz spends some time with his daughter, Sienna, 7, at Conejo Community Park on Oct. 9. Dolz is seeking a seat on the CVUSD Board of Education.

Born in Cuba, Dolz came to the United States with his family when he was 14. Dolz, who runs an online business selling homeopathic remedies, wants to represent the parents of private, charter, public and home schooling families on the school board. – IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers

Fleeing Cuba’s Communist dictatorship in 1961 …

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Dolz speaks for the children

Dolz speaks for the children

Thousand Oaks Acorn
September 6, 2012

 

Thank you, Tony Dolz, for caring about the children and curriculum in our local schools. “The Kite Runner” should not be reading material for the public school system.

It is the parents’ responsibility to give their children a moral compass by which to run their lives. How can they turn over this most important life lesson to strangers?

Mr. Dolz—you have my vote because you understand how precious our children are and how quickly their young years go.

All through school they should learn …

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Let voters decide on new school

Let voters decide on new school

Thousand Oaks Acorn
July 26, 2012

 

We have a problem in the Conejo Valley Unified School District. If Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax increases pass in November, Superintendent Baarstad is going to ask the school board to approve spending $3.5 million from the sale of district land to help build a new high school.

So what is the problem? That $3.5 million could instead better be used to prevent more education spending cuts. Even if the tax increases pass, the district still expects to have to cut the …

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Protecting our children

Protecting our children

Protecting our children
Thousand Oaks Acorn
June 6, 2012-09-22
 

Our schoolchildren’s “recommended books” list includes a book depicting homosexuality, pedophilia and a graphic scene of penetration.

The book, “The Kite Runner,” was deemed of important educational value by the Conejo Valley Unified school board, with a single opposing member.

With friends like these on the school board our children don’t need enemies, and they are safer in the hands of hallway bullies.

Choosing “Kite Runner” as a recommended book by the CVUSD is wrong on two counts: 1. The decision is …

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CVUSD candidate good for schools

CVUSD candidate good for schools

Thousand Oaks Acorn
September 20, 2012 

I hope our community votes for Tony Dolz for Conejo Valley Unified School Board.

He will improve our public schools, which will not only be beneficial to our children but help the local economy and real estate prices.

I read Tony’s letter in the Acorn (Sept. 13). When the incumbents and superintendent endorse liberals for office that is strike one. Building a new high school using money that could be used to prevent more education spending cuts is strike two. When the …

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