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Letters to the Editor

Activism in social media Dear Editor, Thank you both for the wonderful, warm, and completely accurate article in today’s issue of the consistently stellar Campus Times (“Class explores activism,” Feb. 24). It’s not easy to glean the “inner essence” of an endeavor like this one, but the piece nails it. Devorah Lieberman and Matt Witt each emailed me this morning to the effect that they were... 

Teachers: don’t cheat to succeed

According to a Los Angeles Times report, about three dozen educators from 23 schools and 21 school districts in California have been accused this year of cheating. In some cases, teachers are accused of changing incorrect responses or filling in missing ones after students returned answer booklets. Cheating has spread across the entire country as more states and school districts have made test results... 

Scaring costumes out of schools

Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities and universal archetypes such as samurais and princesses. Despite Halloween’s historical background, which is debatable, cultural or religious conflict with the celebration... 

Future teachers get sober advice

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Four local elementary and middle school educators from the Pomona, Monrovia and Bonita unified school districts supplied students with valuable information about how to get hired as a teacher or a counselor during an event called “Future Career Preparation in Education.” The event took place on April 25 with and offered the 12 future educators attending two hours of... 

Lecturers explore digital learning

Lecturers explore digital learning
Barbara Nicoll and Nori Murphy spoke about creating digital learning environments Monday in the President’s Dining Room. As part of the Faculty Lecture Series, Nicoll, professor of education and director of child development graduate programs, and Murphy, instructional technology and multimedia specialist, presented the findings of a research survey that compared the change of educators’ attitudes... 

John Bartelt reveals lost link in education

John Bartelt reveals lost link in education
Professor of education and organizational leadership John Bartelt lectured on technology and the classroom on Nov. 28 in the President’s Dining Room. Bartelt’s presentation was intentionally kept short to allow for group discussion on how professors as well as students felt about the current state and the future of education and technology. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer John... 

A wish list for our new governor

The governor’s race is finally over and Jerry Brown is now our governor elect. But as the dust settles, the truth of the state of California remains.We are in a deep recession, with more than 12 percent unemployment and serious state budget deficits that have caused cuts in just about every social service. Which is why we are offering Brown our short wish-list to help him order his priorities: First,... 

Times does not make the grade

The Los Angeles Times recently launched a series called “Grading the Teachers” that compiled the standardized test results of students and analyzed them to see which teachers’ tests scores continuously raised. The publication then ranked 6,000 third and fourth grade teachers on their scores. Although the Times feels it is a newsworthy series, many say that it is unfair for teachers as well as... 

Redman talks education, marriage

Redman talks education, marriage
One of Peggy Redman’s greatest passions has been to prepare teachers to work with children in today’s world. Redman is an alumna of the University of La Verne, joined the staff in 1983 and served as director of alumni while earning her doctorate in education, which she completed in 1992. She then served as director of education and professor of education until 2009. She now holds the La Fetra... 

Arizona takes another step back

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill targeting a school district’s ethnic studies programs on May 11, creating yet another controversy involving immigration. This bill allows Arizona to take yet another step toward ethnic bigotry by taking away students’ rights to learn about their own cultural and linguistic heritage. Every student has the right to learn about his or her heritage and should not... 
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