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    School District, the Capistrano School District is being torn apart right now by their elected board that was installed through a recall.

    We're having a walk out this Tuesday, the same day as the next board meeting.  They refused the compromise contract that the fact finding mediators proposed and voted for their permanent cuts rather than temporary cuts that the teachers agreed to.

    They want to privatize our school system.  It's another experiment just north of you that people are watching.

    Our district is the subject of a film entitled, "Not As Good As You Think: The Myth of the Public School".

    Good times.

    "We just won the great unfinished fight of the 20th century. Now we need to win the fight of the 21st - the battle for our planet. This is our time to do it."

    by Ellinorianne on Sat Apr 10, 2010 at 06:16:50 PM PDT

    •  I really should write my own diary, I know. (9+ / 0-)

      "Not As Good As You Think: The Myth of the Middle Class School" is a groundbreaking documentary that shatters the myth that "good" schools located in "nice" neighborhoods are shielded from the education crisis that pervades schools in poor, urban areas.

      The CUSD Recall Committee’s successful five year campaign to bring badly needed reform to the Capistrano Unified School District is prominently featured in this movie -- as an example of just how badly broken the American public school system can be in one of the country’s most affluent areas…and how tremendous improvements and reforms can be achieved by dedicated, vigilant citizen action and oversight.

      Click Here to WATCH THE TRAILER IN HD: http://www.notasgoodasyouthink.com/   or here:

      http://www.youtube.com/...

      ...

      U.S. House of Representatives Republican Leader John Boehner and Representative John Kline, Senior Republican of the House Education and Labor Committee also recently presented the U.S. Capitol film debut of "Not as Good as You Think -- The Myth of the Middle Class School."   Read the story on that important event in the OC Register: http://www.ocregister.com/...

      "We just won the great unfinished fight of the 20th century. Now we need to win the fight of the 21st - the battle for our planet. This is our time to do it."

      by Ellinorianne on Sat Apr 10, 2010 at 06:19:42 PM PDT

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