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Change "Sexxx Education" strategy.

I completely agree. When I see that "Sexxx Education" with the triple x's on the homepage I'm completely turned off. I wish I had the word to describe it. It's certainly cheesy. It's cheap and childish. Don't use strategies like that. The people on the left in this state are highly educated. They'll see that and not take this organization seriously. I can barely take this organization seriously because of that. It's also a lie. It's not pornography, even if it's about sex and you disagree with it. Potential supporters on the left will see right through that. Get rid of that stuff and make it more serious. Respect your supporters' intelligence. Otherwise, they won't respect you.

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COVID-19’s temporary measures a long-term solution to road congestion

This represents significant reductions in commuting trips and also those for social and recreational activities: all-important for our social and mental health.

In dealing with this sizeable impact to the nature of work and social connectedness, our research indicates strong levels of community agreement that COVID-19 represented a threat requiring drastic action. It also reveals high levels of trust in governments and organisations regarding the appropriateness of the response.

However, there are challenges yet to be faced as restrictions ease. The research also shows a new-found aversion to public transport: given the increased attractiveness of the car, as bio-security becomes an attribute in mode choice, if we are not careful we can expect to see congestion at levels even worse than before the COVID-19 pandemic.

One unintended consequence of COVID-19 is many now see working from home as a viable option, including and especially employers. While we entered working from home (WFH) in a haphazard manner certainly there are productivity, equity and work-life balance gains inherent in the arrangement. Given our generally positive experiences that might just be enough to get many to rethink traditional work arrangements.

WFH, at least in the short term, will be important as restrictions are eased, particularly because we are likely to see a spike in congestion driven by capacity constraints on public transport and the concern that the mode presents.

Public policy should also support the uptake in healthy ‘active’ transport such as walking and cycling, bringing multiple benefits of easing road congestion, improving mental and physical health and promoting stronger communities.

Seizing this crisis momentum, we also want to champion another long-held transport objective: peak-spreading – staggering commuting hours so we have less dramatic peaks.

Human beings are pretty “sticky” creatures in that we are habitual, and many behaviours are quite ingrained. As restrictions ease and memories dim, people way well return to those default behaviours. If we can though, we should look at this current forced intervention and imagine how it can improve the future.

It only takes a little bit of pressure to be removed from the peak, for the transport network to operate significantly more efficiently. Some amount of increased working from home should continue to be embraced, understanding that not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to work this way, and that inequalities in WFH continue to exist.

Overall the careful mix of legislated change and change which has been given over to the Australian public to own, has been successful thus far in reducing rates of infection. We have trusted the actions of our governments, taken ownership of the problem, and worked together on the solution. But that has been the easy bit.

As shops open up, social gatherings allowed, as we return to work, travel will change. Once more governments and organisations should be aware of other side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that might also interrupt work, travel and activities that have been shown to be important to our wellbeing.

As we leave the current state of consensus over action, to a potentially more difficult and fractious period of easing restrictions, there will likely be a competition of opinions over appropriate action. We need to continue to support each other, and maintain the resilience we have shown thus far, that has allowed to come this far together.

The report containing the preliminary findings can be found on the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.

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School choice is a human rights issue.

School choice How about no more lip service concerning human rights. School choice is a human rights issue. Article 26 of The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.” Parents cannot exercise that right without school vouchers.

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Sex Education the wrong tactic

We can make school choice pass if the leadership here would just take the sex education but down. It doesn’t matter if you agree with it or not. Do you want to win this time? I for one will be very unhappy if this fails because the group leading would not take this excellent advice. Why turn so many away so quickly? And why is the entire campaign negative? When I want to sell something I do it with enthusiasm! School Choice is exciting! It offers every student an opportunity to choose a place in which they can thrive. Amazing! I worry that three months later so many are still making this point yet it stillleads. I worry we have the wrong organization leading the charge. California statistics will show that 80% of parents do not have an issue with sex ed and perceive those who do as the religious right. School Choice should be promoted as a non-partisan issue and it’s a huge mistake to think otherwise. Every day you get new visitors here with one chance to make a first impression. Get it wrong and you’ll never see them again.

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Sex Education the wrong tactic

We can make school choice pass if the leadership here would just take the sex education but down. It doesn’t matter if you agree with it or not. Do you want to win this time? I for one will be very unhappy if this fails because the group leading would not take this excellent advice. Why turn so many away so quickly? And why is the entire campaign negative? When I want to sell something I do it with enthusiasm! School Choice is exciting! It offers every student an opportunity to choose a place in which they can thrive. Amazing! I worry that three months later so many are still making this point yet it stillleads. I worry we have the wrong organization leading the charge. California statistics will show that 80% of parents do not have an issue with sex ed and perceive those who do as the religious right. School Choice should be promoted as a non-partisan issue and it’s a huge mistake to think otherwise. Every day you get new visitors here with one chance to make a first impression. Get it wrong and you’ll never see them again.

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START a NETWORK of PATRIOT Home Schools

I am interested in assisting and growing a NETWORK of HOME SCHOOLS in every neighborhood of San Berdoo and extending it throughout all of CA !! We should have a cookie cutter system, that can get a home school up and running within 3 weeks with little or no hurdles to contend with. Please contact me at 562-228-3049 or [email protected] I am a resident of Apple Valley, CA 92307.

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Stop Spreading Transphobic Lies

This angle of playing up trans panic is unacceptable. no surgeon will perform gender affirmation surgery on a minor. All thats offered is hormone therapy. Public Schools cant afford to stock bandaids, how do you expect them to afford hormone treatment?! Stop using vague language to further this hateful rhetoric.

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The CTC does not defend "pedophiles" in terms of due process.

This will turn a lot of potential supports off. The CTC defends ALLEGED pedophiles. They aren't sex offenders in terms of the law until they're convicted, and everyone has a right to a legal defense. If the defendant loses, he/she is on the hook the for the legal expenses. It works the same way if you have private professional liability insurance, which teachers need in this day and age. I had a colleague who was falsely accused of sexual assault. If the union hadn't provided an attorney he would have been in trouble. What he didn't know (and I didn't know), is that you don't have to get that extremely necessary protection from the union. You can buy professional liability insurance at a lower cost than union dues. That's what I do as a teacher. That way, I don't have to join the union for that protection. So please, don't use this kind of strategy. It's BS, and a lot of potential supports will see that.

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Why Hasn't CSC Posted the Proposed Measure?

This idea has been kicking around for years. I keep being told that there is a draft measure. Post it!

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