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My recap of Race to Nowhere

Here’s a recap of the points that have resonated most with me since seeing Race to Nowhere at LCPC last night: Stress: This movie was all about stress, and how it robs children of the joy and creativity of childhood. Instead of playing outside, they’re...

911 Immunity bill signed by governor

Last winter, I forwarded CA State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino an LA Times opinion piece that had been forwarded to me which suggested adopting legislation so that if underage drinkers call for emergency help for a friend, they will have immunity from prosecution...

Are our kids on a Race to Nowhere?

Five years ago, I heard Stanford University Education Professor Dr. Denise Pope speak about her book, Doing School. She recounted stories of high school kids who took as many AP classes and joined as many clubs as they could not because they were excited about them,...