Start a Charter school in your CA community?

Does your  community  in CA  need a  charter school  which can offer  what’s best for your particular  child?   How can  you effectively  say ‘no more stalling the opening of schools?   Start a school?

Look what’s coming per Gov. Newsom:    Distance learning  via Zoom with homework packets via e-mail looms for many CA public schools.

The unions for teachers put the needs of their members far, far ahead of the needs of the students.   The teacher unions don’t think enough has been done to ensure the safety of all.  Unions prefer to put off the start of school.    But, what about the emotional health of the students?

How to start a charter school?  You need a Concept, Mission, Governance, Budget, Location and Petition.  Know that school boards are likely to view ‘the new kid on the block’ as taking money away from them.  The teacher unions are powerful and have a lot of say in how school boards make decisions.

So what’s the best  education for your child?  This year? A charter school? 

Aptos Psychologist:    Kids need social contact  with peers as much as they need actual teachers to interact with and learn from as role models.

Cameron Jackson, Ph.D.   Licensed Psychologist    831 688-6002



Back to school for older students over 24 & lots of options!


Older students go back to school and lots of options are out there for them

Maybe that 20 year old son, daughter or young relative  does better to get a  full job and go back with some  work experience under their belt?  Probably true for many.

What’s happening:   According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s back to college for  many older students over 24 and there’s  lots of options!   Lots of choices are out there!    Roughly 40% of the  18 million students enrolled  in 2 and 4 year colleges were over the age of 24 this spring.  Many  of these older students work full time, have families and are looking for flexible courses with online components.

And there are lots of options for older students.  Colorado State University-Global, launched in 2008, now has 19,000 students.

Purdue University bought for-profit Kaplan University which will add about 30,000 students to Purdue’s base.

Western Governors  University — an online university based in Utah — and Arizona State University as well as many tiny liberal arts colleges are scrambling to enroll students outside the 18-24 range.

Comment by Aptos Psychologist:   Whereas Obama’s policies were to close down and put out of business many “for profit” colleges —  under Trump universities’ policies are  changing for the good.  There’s many more options out there for older students over the age of 24. Education coupled with  work experience is the way to go for more and more students.

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evil & history …. students know nothing important some say

  Students today know nothing  important some say.

According to Paglia, teachers at elite institutions are unable to see this decline in knowledge because their students often come from private schools and wealthy homes, which presumably still retain some elements of rigorous education.

The great majority of students, however, can be described in the following way:

“What has happened is these young people now getting to college have no sense of history – of any kind! No sense of history. No world geography. No sense of the violence and the barbarities of history. So, they think that the whole world has always been like this, a kind of nice, comfortable world where you can go to the store and get orange juice and milk, and you can turn on the water and the hot water comes out.

“They have no sense whatever of the destruction, of the great civilizations that rose and fell, and so on – and how arrogant people get when they’re in a comfortable civilization.

“They now have been taught to look around them to see defects in America – which is the freest country in the history of the world – and to feel that somehow America is the source of all evil in the universe, and it’s because they’ve never been exposed to the actual evil of the history of humanity. They know nothing!”


Learning how to think is more important than “facts” and correctly circling the right answer on a multiple choice test.

Cameron Jackson