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."



Saturday, March 28, 2020


Read Eugene Education Association (EEA) president Sabrina Gordon's
Guest Editorial on teachers' response to the virus emergency school closures


https://www.registerguard.com/opinion/20200328/guest-view-lessons-from-pandemic

Friday, February 14, 2020

Read outstanding Letter to the Editor by Eugene parent Jessica about her son's experience



By the time a 4J student reaches second grade, they will have taken 46 standardized tests (unless they’re in a language program and will take an extra dozen). Do we see any clear benefit to the student? 



Friday, February 7, 2020

Read leading public education advocate Diane Ravitch's critique of the failure of the so-called "reform" movement
in Time Magazine

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Read two letters to the to RG Editor with refutations 
of a writer's critique to Larry's Guest Editorial below

CAPE member and retired teacher Paul Bodin:




Reader John Crisalli:


Saturday, December 14, 2019

SAT and ACT College Admissions Tests 

A coalition of students, advocacy and a school district (mostly students of color) are suing the University of California system to stop SAT/ACT use for admissions. "They argue that the use of standardized tests has led to the creation of a vast test-prep industry that privileges affluent families who can afford to send their children to tutoring. Other measures — like grades and teacher recommendations — would provide a fairer way of judging students." Yes, it's a racket designed to advantage families with resources. It's plain as day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/sat-act-uc-lawsuit.html