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Schools

Books

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You’re Not a Straight-A Student by Loren Pope

Homework Issues

YOU CAN Submit a homework policy based on research and developmental age to the district at a board meeting.

Click Here for a Sample Homework Policy Proposal (FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF)

School as a Source of Stress Research Paper (FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF)

Vaccine Waivers

in the state of California you can simply sign the back of the blue form to waive the requirement to vaccinate your child in order to attend school.  Public schools cannot prevent you from enrolling based on your choice to vaccinate.  The form is no longer available on the state website but it is just the back of the blue form.  Just say you want to sign the Vaccine Waiver.

Standardized Testing Waivers

In the State of California you may write a letter to waive taking a Standardized test.  The research on the ineffectiveness of the testing is plentiful.

Here is a sample letter (FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF).

Article regarding testing in schools written by a teacher:  http://rethinkingschools.org/archive/26_03/26_03_tempel.shtml