January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Letters

There are real issues to report on in T.O.

Are there no new articles that the Acorn can go after? You seem to be in the same rut the City Council is in.  Rehashing the same old thing. In this instance, it is Scott Mitnick (“Former T.O. More...

CRPD has destroyed Triunfo Park

If you haven’t been in a while, please visit Triunfo Park and see its destruction due to the removal of huge swaths of grass. The park is an important community asset and used by many hundreds of people every day.  More...

Law encourages tolerance and inclusion

Recently in our community, the long-fought debate over separation of church and state has resurfaced in our education system.  More...

Allow curriculum to reflect family diversity

I first met them 17 years ago at my daughter’s wedding. They were good friends from work and had a new baby. Over the years, my husband and I would travel to see my daughter and her family, and they would be part of our visit. More...

All children should feel included

Currently, the Conejo Valley school board is looking at whether or how to implement the FAIR (Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful) Education Act in grades K-12. I feel strongly that the guidelines in the act must be implemented.  More...

Readers should take time to evaluate ‘facts’

I wonder how many other Acorn readers appreciated Mr. Rice’s Jan. 5 letter sensibly suggesting that misleading letters should not be printed, while recognizing that a variety of different views are to be welcomed.  More...

Interchange project has left a big mess

Although I appreciate the hard work that was done to improve the 101-23 freeway interchange, I’m disturbed to learn that Caltrans has canceled its contract with the landscaping company that was to provide vegetation and irrigation along the on- More...

It’s past time to adopt the FAIR Act in CVUSD

Two of CVUSD’s school board trustees, Mike Dunn and Sandee Everett, seem to be hoping to somehow avoid following current state law and have been stalling the acceptance of the FAIR Act. More...

School trustees must represent all students

I’ve been following the progression of the CVUSD item concerning updating the curriculum framework to be compliant with the FAIR Education Act. I reviewed the updated curriculum framework for historysocial science instruction. More...

Religious beliefs have no place in school policy

As a Thousand Oaks resident of 41-plus years who had three children attend CVUSD schools, I’ve been following the school board since I was a District Advisory Council rep years ago.  More...

Expand the world view of our students

I’m writing in support of the FAIR Education Act. This law compels all public schools to include social, economic and political contributions of people who have traditionally have been left out of curriculum in the past.   More...

Align CVUSD policy with California law

It’s clear that some Conejo Valley Unified school board trustees are concerned they’re not hearing from “community members” in regard to policy compliance with the FAIR Education Act.  More...