April 29, 2021

Parents Need to Push Back on Comprehensive Sexuality Education.

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Let me ask you—As a parent, are you comfortable with the idea of your pre-teen children being taught about topics like masturbation without your knowledge or approval? Do you think that this is appropriate for younger students, like those who are in kindergarten? What if I told you this is already happening here in Oregon and in our local school…

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March 31, 2021

What Are They Teaching Our Kids in School and Why Should We Be Concerned?

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As I meet voters while campaigning for Beaverton School District Board of Directors, Zone 1, they often ask why I’m running for this unpaid, volunteer position. It never takes long for me to answer: I’m running because I’m concerned about what our children are being taught inside of the classroom. Parents are frustrated, and they have every right to be.…

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March 2, 2021

It’s Essential That Our Kids Are Fully Back to School.

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It was almost a year ago when our whole reality changed literally overnight. Fears about the spread of the COVID virus led to kneejerk reactions among our policymakers. Government agencies shut their doors to the public. Executive orders were issued to private businesses telling them to do the same. Since the pandemic hit in the spring, it came towards the…

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March 2, 2021

Preparing Our Children for the World of Tomorrow

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I can still remember what it was like going to school back when I was a student. Having since had three children of my own, I’ve always been amazed at how similar my experience was to theirs. The whole world has changed so much around us since I was growing up. Common devices like telephones and computers are completely different…

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March 2, 2021

Public Education’s True Purpose

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Life has given me multiple perspectives over the years when it comes to education. At one point, I myself was a student. I can still remember what that experience looks like through the eyes of our eager and idealistic youth. In fact, I was even a member of the first-ever cohort at the Oregon State University’s Cascade campus in Bend…

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