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  • Commentary: District must come up with a turnaround plan for under-performing schools

    On Nov. 4, the California Department of Education revealed its list of the state's 1,000 worst-performing schools. Four schools in our Newport-Mesa district made the list, all of them in Costa Mesa. They are College Park, Rea, Whittier and Wilson.
  • Commentary: Common Core puts U.S. on the path to mediocrity

    Women's garments labeled one size fits all, generally a dress or blouse, bear more resemblance to a tent on slender women than to a stylish frock. It's an illustration that we are all not the same but different, and have different needs. The same...

    Activist wants dual-language charter school

    A dual-language charter school for English-language learners on Costa Mesa's Westside could be on the horizon, if Caryn Blanton has her way. Blanton has spent the past decade working as the youth development director for Mika Community Development Corp....

    Mailbag: Continue to allow cars on Back Bay Drive

    We don't understand the concern about allowing autos on Back Bay Drive along the eastside of Upper Newport Bay. We've bicycled on that stretch of roadway for years without problems caused by the occasional motorist. We believe two types of users of...

    Mailbag: Education system is woefully inadequate

    Re. "Commentary: Some truisms and falsehoods about schools," (Oct. 13): It's difficult to know where to start to address the misstatements in this commentary. A more accurate title would be "America at the bottom of the class." How else to describe the...