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Julie Collier: Parents need more school choice

Posted by Craig P. Alexander on January 18, 2015

Last fall when I ran for CUSD’s Board of Trustees, my friend Julie Collier also ran for the Board (in another Trustee area). In getting to know Julie more I discovered a wonderful fellow citizen who is a true champion of education for children and their parents.

The OC Register has published an insightful column by Julie about school choice – how parents can and should be able to help their child leave behind a failing school – failing to give a child the excellent education he / she deserves. I highly recommend Julie’s excellent column to you. It is not behind the Register’s pay wall.

Here is the link: Parents Need More School Choice

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Senator Huff to Host Education Summit in Fullerton

Posted by Allen Wilson on April 16, 2013

Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) sent over this Press Release regarding a upcoming Education Summit in Fullerton.  (Note:  An ASL Interpreter will be provided for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing participants)

How California’s Schools can Help Prepare Students for College and the Workforce


SACRAMENTO: Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) will host an Education Summit this Thursday, April 18th at the Fullerton College Campus. The Summit, which will feature a number of dynamic speakers, will focus on how California schools can help prepare students for college and the workforce.


Fullerton College is located at 321 E Chapman Avenue in Fullerton. The summit will be held at the Campus Theatre facility, and will run from 4:00-6:00 PM. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

“I believe in and promote education policies that serve the best interests and needs of California schoolchildren,” said Senator Huff. “That’s why I’ve introduced education measures this year to keep and retain the best teachers, increase school choice options for students and give parents more of a voice when it comes to the education of their children.”


The Education Summit will feature a number of guest speakers. They include Dr. Vu Pham, President and Managing Partner, Spectrum Knowledge, Marshall Tuck, CEO, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and Dr. Rajen Vurdien, President of Fullerton College.


“This summit is open to students, parents of students and all others interested in the myriad of education issues facing California students,” said Senator Huff. “There will be a roundtable discussion of how we can ensure that every student succeeds. This will also include questions from the audience.”


To RSVP for the Education Summit, please contact Senator Huff’s District Office at (714) 671-9474.


Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and is a member of the Senate Education Committee. He represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.

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Tim Jemal for South OC Community College District Fundraiser & OC Tax endorsement

Posted by Thomas Gordon on September 25, 2012

Disgraced former OC Public Guardian John Williams who resigned not only as a community college trustee, but as OC Public Guardian is attempting to regain his seat on the South Orange County Community College District.

Chris Nguyen wrote a detailed post here

The one guy standing in his way is Tim Jemal, who is having a fundraiser this evening from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at Il Fornaio, 18051 Von Karman Ave in Irvine.

Mr. Jemal has also picked up the endorsement of Reed Royalty and the Orange County Taxpayers Association as noted in the press release attached below.

OCTaxPAC Endorses Tim Jemal for South Orange County Community College District Trustee
Lake Forest, Calif.-The Orange County Taxpayers Association Political Action Committee (OCTaxPAC) is proud to endorse candidate Tim Jemal for South Orange County Community College District.

“The Orange County Taxpayers Association Political Action Committee (OCTaxPAC) is proud to endorse Tim Jemal for Trustee of the South Orange County Community College District. We realize how important districts such as this are for the County and taxpayers.” said Reed Royalty, advisory member to OCTaxPAC. “We believe that Tim will be a great asset to the District and be committed to utilizing each and every tax dollar in the most cost efficient way feasible.”

Currently, Mr. Jemal is a small business owner in Orange County and has been active in the South Orange County community volunteering with the PTA, Saddleback Valley YMCA and conducting business mentoring.

“OCTax is a highly effective advocate on behalf of Orange County taxpayers. I am very pleased to have their support,” said Jemal. “As a fiscal conservative, I am committed to ensuring our precious tax dollars provide world-class education at Saddleback and Irvine Valley Colleges and the Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP).”

The Orange County Taxpayers Association (OCTax) is the taxpayers’ advocate on many public policy issues in Orange County. OCTax was co-founded in 1986 by Reed Royalty. Its mission is to ensure that taxes and tax-supported programs are fair, understandable, cost-effective, and good for the economy. OCTaxPAC is a separate organization that is sponsored by OCTax.

Take a peek at Tim’s website here and encourage your friends to vote for Tim.

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