Sunday, May 31, 2020

Read powerful Open Letter to Joe Biden
from Diane Ravitch and Carol Burris
of the Network for Public Education 
co-signed by 4J School Board member Gordon Lafer
and friends of CAPE Jesse Hagopian, Wayne Au, and Bill Bigelow


Among its calls: "A reinvestment in public education; an end to high stakes standardized testing; and support for the NAACP's call for a moratorium on corporate charter schools.”



https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/26/demanding-end-failed-billionaire-backed-policies-200-teachers-and-activists-urge




Friday, May 22, 2020

Read this powerful New York Times Editorial
calling for the end of the SAT and ACT Standardized Tests
for admission to the California University System





            UPDATE: The Regents of the California University System voted to do this:





Monday, May 18, 2020

Read this Guest Viewpoint by CAPE members Roscoe and Larry
in the Eugene Register-Guard

"We advocate a new direction — a more balanced course that moves the district toward increased amounts of innovation and creativity and employee confidence. Our leader must draw out the best and brightest ideas from all within the organization."




Saturday, May 2, 2020

Read CAPE member Bob Cassidy's excellent letter to 
the Register Guard calling for a Volunteer Coordinator

"The Eugene School Board needs to hire a staff person to coordinate and foster the many people who would love to dedicate some hours to help out our overworked teachers."

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Read this Guest Editorial by 3 parents of Eugene 4J students


https://www.registerguard.com/opinion/20200425/guest-view-what-is-4j-without-its-volunteers

"... we hold hope that a diverse array of stakeholders will be valued. Through inclusion, we can reach a point where a lack of transparency is no longer a consistent issue." 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Read Eugene Register-Guard's Editorial on 
School District 4J's School Board's Process for Hiring Interim Supt




"....This is a matter of public trust, with long-term implications There remains a fundamental and worrisome disconnect between what the Eugene School Board defines as transparency vs. what everyone else thinks."