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April 25, 2011 | Jim Newton
The educational establishment of Southern California divides fairly neatly into three groups: those who recognize the need for radical and sustained improvement but fear that it's impossible; those who actively oppose change because their allegiances require them to defend failure; and that small but growing and inspiring group of advocates who see a way to improve and are actually making it happen. The Compton Unified School District board, which I discussed in this space last week , belongs in the second group.
April 7, 1998
Re "GOP Seeks to Add Education to Arsenal," March 27: Now that California's economy is doing well again it seems our gubernatorial candidates can't wait for the opportunity to revive our educational system. I hope the future governor and Legislature maintain this agenda during economic hardship as well, rather than the cutbacks we're used to. JEFFREY MOY Downey
April 24, 1987
I would like to thank Pamela Moreland for her recent articles on education issues, especially the one about Sepulveda Junior High School ("Sepulveda School Fields Academic 'A' Team;" April 2, 1987). If highlights and successes regarding public education were reported, instead of the "low lights," the budget for education that our governor developed would be easily vetoed. Equally important, voter apathy would be replaced with enthusiastic support for continuing outstanding educational programs and improving and / or changing those weaker areas requiring attention.
September 28, 1986
We don't know why Dr. Gerald Rosander resigned, but we are losing the most dynamic and most effective educator/administrator our county office of education has ever had. Dr. Rosander became superintendent of the San Diego County Office of Education in the wake of Proposition 13, when school employee moral was at an all time low. Through proactive programs and emphasis on the great good already in our county school systems, he brought state and...
March 18, 2001
Re "Just What the EdD Should Not Be Ordering," Valley Perspective, March 11. William Chitwood's well-written commentary suggests that we don't need EdDs. He suggests that more EdDs won't help children learn to read and write. I beg to differ. I think that Chancellor [Charles B.] Reed's initiative to establish EdD programs at some Cal State University campuses is a step in the right direction to improve K-12 education. The CSU, because it presently has no EdD programs, will design pioneering new programs that could be revolutionarily different from existing programs.
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