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Adult-rated literature for minor children at CVUSD – if parents want it

Adult-rated literature for minor children at CVUSD – if parents want it

By Tony Dolz If you are a parent of 15-17 year old minors in grades 9-12 at CVUSD, and you want your child to read and discuss in class adult-rated literature written for adults – you are in luck. The teachers’ and parents’ task of choosing books that contain explicit references to (1) private parts […]

Paula Nathan: Conejo Valley PTA’s Voice for the Controversial

Paula Nathan: Conejo Valley PTA’s Voice for the Controversial

. Staff Writers   Though late, the 11-7-17 Conejo Valley Unified School District Board meeting began — albeit only with the aid of a gavel. Following announcements from the closed and open sessions, the agenda was approved — and an already heated display increased its intensity not long thereafter. While the discussion item (11A) concerning […]

Next Tuesday in T.O.: Who “owns” the children? Who sets school policy?

Next Tuesday in T.O.: Who “owns” the children? Who sets school policy?

By George Miller   At this week’s Conejo Valley Unified School District Board meeting, opponents of a revised book selection and parental opt-out policy draft (Agenda item 11A) tried to overwhelm the meeting with numbers, intensity, arguments and sheer offensiveness, bordering on, if not crossing over, into intimidation. We heard estimates of an overflow crowd […]

Conejo Schools “BookGate” war continues

Conejo Schools “BookGate” war continues

By George Miller (published 10-6-17, updated 10-7-17) On Tuesday, October 3, the Conejo Valley Unified High School District Board of Education met and discussed (among other things) what to do about the core literature list controversy. There has been much discussion about some books and whether their content is age-appropriate for students. Some opponents of […]

Round 2: Conejo School Board votes to accept controversial book in curriculum- and next?

Round 2: Conejo School Board votes to accept controversial book in curriculum- and next?

By George Miller Background For months, a controversy has swirled about on whether the Conejo Unified School District (most Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and vicinity public schools) should accept “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie in its core curriculum for 9th grade students. Books are then selected for the classroom at teachers’ […]

Local activist says Conejo School Board vote on racy book not what it seems

Local activist says Conejo School Board vote on racy book not what it seems

  By Tony Dolz The Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) board meeting resulting in approving “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, as a book selection in the core reading list, divides the community along familiar lines. The ruling class influencers in media, academia and the intellectual elites line up with the Progressive notion that […]

Conejo School Board member Mike Dunn comments on BookGate

Conejo School Board member Mike Dunn comments on BookGate

By Mike Dunn     Editor’s note:  Several Conjeo Valley Unified School District board members are opposed to having books with pornographic content provided to students without parental permission. We asked board member Mike Dunn, who has been attacked for this, to comment on it for publication.  His brief response:   What kind of people […]

Candidate Statement: Julie Freedman for Conejo Valley Unified School District Board

Candidate Statement: Julie Freedman for Conejo Valley Unified School District Board

Angie Simpson: Candidate for CVUSD School Board 2016

Angie Simpson: Candidate for CVUSD School Board 2016

Common Core Assessment OPT OUT Lawsuit filed in two districts, more to follow . .

Common Core Assessment OPT OUT Lawsuit filed in two districts, more to follow . .