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Small Business Spotlight | Niccole Modell Independent Musician

Small Business Spotlight | Niccole Modell Independent Musician

I am an independent musician based in Camarillo, offering private flute and piano lessons as well performing for churches, weddings, and other events.  I am currently on hiatus from all traditional performances, but am offering music lessons virtually during this time.  I work with students of all ages and levels, but I specialize in teaching […]

Irked Teacher Posts Message to Parents: Teaching Manners Begins ‘at Home,’ and It Goes Viral

Irked Teacher Posts Message to Parents: Teaching Manners Begins ‘at Home,’ and It Goes Viral

  BY LOUISE BEVAN   A child learns so much about life and social conduct from their family before entering the school system. One school adopted this sentiment and turned it into a poster for parents and guardians with a firm, heartfelt message: take more responsibility for your children’s behavior, because education begins at home. Paulo Gandra, a retired guitar and […]

Teacher union mandates lead to teacher shortages

Teacher union mandates lead to teacher shortages

By Larry Sand . In my post last week, I gave ample proof that the claim of a nationwide teacher shortage is bogus. For example, in California, where the  teachers unions insist that teachers are “leaving the profession in unprecedented numbers,” there is no widespread shortage. In fact, according to the California Department of Education, there are shortages in […]

Teach For America, not California

Teach For America, not California

  By Larry Sand Assembly Bill 221 in California would prohibit school districts from entering into a contract with a third-party organization that employs teachers “who commit to teaching in the organization for less than five years.” This is an obvious bullet aimed at Teach For America, whose name was invoked but then removed from an earlier […]

California Teacher Claims Unions Pushing ‘Hard Left’ Abortion Policy Onto Children

California Teacher Claims Unions Pushing ‘Hard Left’ Abortion Policy Onto Children

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter   Teacher Rebecca Friedrichs said California’s unions are using financial dues to push a “hard left” policy of abortion in public schools, during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “They’re not just left leaning. They are far, hard left groups. And what’s going on right now in […]

Casa Pacifica Staff Spotlight | Veteran Para-educator Teaches Lessons Through Laughter

Casa Pacifica Staff Spotlight | Veteran Para-educator Teaches Lessons Through Laughter

Casa Pacifica’s Nonpublic School is back in session! For seasoned paraeducator James Thomas, better known as Jay R, it’s a time of year he always looks forward to. “The kids come back from summer and they’ve grown so much!” said Jay R, “It’s nice to reconnect after not seeing the kids for a few months.” […]

Clemson Star Football Payer Postpones NFL | Now He’s A Substitute Teacher

Clemson Star Football Payer Postpones NFL | Now He’s A Substitute Teacher

By Mike Brest | Contributor Clemson Tigers defensive lineman Christian Wilkins, who chose not to enter the NFL Draft and instead to return to school for his senior year, started a new job to make some extra money — being a substitute teacher. Wilkins could have entered last month’s NFL Draft and many believed he may have been a first-round pick. […]

George Orwell’s Animal Farm, CVUSD’s BookGate, Our Children, and YOU!

George Orwell’s Animal Farm, CVUSD’s BookGate, Our Children, and YOU!

  By Deborah Baber Savalla Monique McKenna is a public school teacher. On January 25, 2018 she inserted herself into the ongoing CVUSD, (Conejo Valley Unified School District), School Board discussion about the Board’s new policy regarding 9-12 core literature texts. School Board policy 6161.1 is firmly rooted in California Department Education Code (CDE). The […]

California Court Orders Antifa Teacher To Pay Thousands In Damages

California Court Orders Antifa Teacher To Pay Thousands In Damages

A California court ordered a prominent Antifa activist and teacher to pay thousands of dollars in damages to a former University of California, Berkeley student, according to a Friday report. … students to participate in protests: The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Felarca and Worden for comment, but received none in time for […]

Google’s fail and teacher jail: Firing one employee is big news, while not firing hundreds is ignored.

Google’s fail and teacher jail: Firing one employee is big news, while not firing hundreds is ignored.

. By Larry Sand Without going through another weedy analysis of James Damore’s firing from Google – Holman Jenkins, George Leef and Nick Gillespie have done a fine job of that – let’s just say the Silicon Valley engineer was canned for stating what most scientists and sensible people have known ever since Adam and Eve frolicked in Eden – that there […]

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