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About this blog: There are few issues more controversial and emotionally charged than education in Palo Alto. For this reason, I have chosen to write under the pseudonym Edmund Burke. Burke was an 18th century philosopher, statesman, and political...  (More)

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The Incredible Shrinking Bullying Policy
Mar 11, 2014 1:19 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 12,319

Palo Alto parents who review the district's long-awaited new bullying policy are in for quite a surprise. Rather than the clear, consistent framework for handling... More
Palo Alto?s ?New? Bullying Process Still Broken
Dec 26, 2013 4:20 pm
Comments: 58 | Views: 37,949

In my last post, I examined the concerted effort... More
Despite Denials, PAUSD is Not Complying with Anti-Bullying Laws
Dec 17, 2013 10:16 pm
Comments: 39 | Views: 40,659

Palo Alto school superintendent Kevin Skelly and members of the PAUSD School Board launched a public relations offensive last month in an effort to reassure parents... More
Seven Reasons Palo Alto's New Bullying Policy is Bad for Kids, Parents, and Teachers
Nov 21, 2013 11:12 pm
Comments: 36 | Views: 39,203

In my last post I discussed... More
Palo Alto?s New Two-Tiered Bullying Policy: Will Kids Fall Through the Cracks?
Nov 18, 2013 10:46 pm
Comments: 47 | Views: 36,057

Palo Alto Unified School District is considering adopting a complicated set of new policies and... More
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