Daughter is excelling under Uncharted Shores' tutelage
I tried many public schools. None could reach my daughter the way Uncharted Shores Academy has.
My daughter is autistic. She came to USA with a unique set of challenges. Depending on the weather/mood, she can miss days of school. Yet USA has developed ways to keep her up on her studies: She never skipped a beat in her work.
I see children who lacked skill when arriving from public schools who now are mentoring to other smaller children.
It took some time and a lot of patience but the teachers have
unlocked her potential in ways public schools were never able to do.
It's simply amazing what my daughter has accomplished in the years she's
been there. The teachers' techniques have put her reading/writing
skills as such that she went on to win second place for her kite poem in
the Oregon Art Festival.
Although math is still challenging, the willingness to learn it and keep trying was never there in public school.
Her love of science was developed because USA steps outside the box of traditional learning.
History is an exciting list of timelines in her mind that USA
teachers help create to fit how her mind works, something public
teachers never understood nor had the time to discover.
Computers have become a tool in communication between her and the teachers.
USA addresses every child as an individual instead of a group. If I
was to put my daughter back in public school, she would be a child left
When I drop her off at USA, I feel my daughter is safe. When USA says no bullying that's exactly what it means.
I don't care what your test scores say, my daughter would never be
where she is in her education without Uncharted Shores Academy.
I am excited about what she will learn before she graduates from USA.
Albert Einstein knew this. He learned in ways others did not.
I think people need to leave the school alone. There are success stories coming from that school.
Gitlin seems to want to save the state from public health
Regarding the Jan. 3 Coastal Voices piece, "Too late to save Golden
State?"apparently Roger Gitlin believes teenagers should not be
protected from skin cancer, their venereal diseases should go untreated
unless parents are notified and they should have babies out of wedlock.
He's entitled to his opinion, of course, but I'm puzzled that he wants to "save" California. Save it from what? Public health?
As for SB 48, if gays shouldn't be mentioned in the schools, then
gays shouldn't be taxed to support the schools. No taxation without
Every line of Elias' column screams out 'smear' of GOP
Regarding the Jan. 3 California Focus column, "Actually, the stakes
are enormous," Thomas Elias certainly hit on all his beloved Democratic
Party points as he did his best to trash the Republicans. This, to an
electorate he believes too stupid to know what is really going on and an
electorate he hopes to fool once again in the manner his president
fooled the American people in 2008.
Lies are lies and there are still too many people who truly love this
country and this state to allow the "divide and conquer" tactic to
He fails to tell us why a Democratic-dominated state like California
can wield control year after year and lie in bed with the unions and
still sink this state into such massive debt. His president's policies
of gaining total control of this country and every action of its
citizens creates a stranglehold over all true growth and freedom.
Obama's policies are ones that have slipped into our lives over many
decades, under the radar, gradually infiltrating every aspect of life,
especially indoctrinating our children into an amoral society where
anything goes if you can get away with it and you don't have to work
hard to get ahead.
Where is that "shining city on a hill?" We called it "America, the
land of the free," where hard work was rewarded and generosity to the
less fortunate was freely given, where a person was able to debate the
issues and not be maligned.
He praises the "Take Back Wall Street" gangs as true patriots, when
in reality they are pawns of the Democratic machine, though many are
well-intentioned and do not realize this. He tears down the Tea Party
and call its members "extremists." God bless them for standing up with
dignity for what America has been to the whole world - the land of
opportunity and freedom to live one's life without undue interference
from the government. God bless the Tea Party for wisdom and courage.
Every line of his column screams out "smear." I hope someone with
facts at their fingertips will rebut your attack and set the record
straight. America is sick and tired of "divide and conquer," and I pray
we won't have to put up with it until we can vote this anti-American
regime out of office.