Wednesday, September 22, 2021     Volume: 22, Issue: 29

Santa Maria Sun / Special Issue

Education Today 2021


Education Today 2021

It’s that time of year again: back to school time. And this year, kids actually get to start the year in classrooms! But due to COVID-19 lingering around like an unwanted guest, the state of California is requiring students to mask up while indoors on campus. For this year’s Education Today issue, New Times Assistant Editor Peter Johnson writes about how local school districts are dealing with parents who want more freedom for their kids, while Sun Staff Writer Malea Martin talks about the state’s new preschool requirements and what it means for early education in public schools.

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What are the most important conversations to be having right now when it comes to policing?

We need to address how racial bias influences policing.
We should focus on funding the police so they can do their job.
Mental health is where our dollars need to go, both in and out of the police department.
As one Sept. 20 community input meeting attendee said,

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