Cathy Kirkman, a 1980 graduate of Paly, has written a guest opinion, “It’s time to rethink our high schools” for the Palo Alto Weekly, posted on PaloAltoOnline. It proposes rethinking our schools to make them more humane learning environments, as well as deconstructing and analyzing what we mean by “rigor” in our system. It closes with a call to action to parents to step up and take ownership of the problems and solutions, and references the Savethe2008.com initiative at Gunn as well as this initiative here at MyPausd.org.
MyPausd.org is a grass-roots initiative to help families navigate and improve our school system.
It's an unofficial guide, not sponsored by or affiliated with PAUSD. The PAUSD site is at pausd.org, and there's a link to it over on our link list, as well as a link to Max Mail, the newsletter of our superintendent Dr McGee.
Questions? Interested in getting involved? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get right back to you!