Re: LA Times on Smith's Scientology School: Just Up Do it Nao!!! both of them even. And perhaps a cuppa tea or coffee as well. Let the folks on the scene make their own decisions now folks. We've been over the pros and cons and the opinions on the options, let it percolate awhile and we'll see if it's even going to open come Spring. Go check the General Discussion thread about teacher certifications. Wouldn't it be interesting if the richest man (or one of) in Hollywood sends his kids to a school where only the Physical Education teacher holds a valid teaching certificate in the State of California? It's a private school and therefore "charter" no doubt; and this means they can pretty much hire who they want to alas, without regard for credentials in some states. I'm not sure if California is one, but running the names of the individuals listed on staff their through the California public school system only turned up one staff member who had ever had a license in a Callifornia public school system. What's better: (1) an appropriate level of discontent and protest as determined by those who are on the ground to do it; or, (2) even if it's only forty kids, standing idly by while they get sent into a place that is not only known to teach Scientology, but also to rewrite history to suit their needs not to be thought of as connected. The website for New Village Academy is morphing as we speak to hide the truth that was there for the world to see mere months ago. I don't see how anyone who is Anon and lives within driving distance could do anything but show up on opening day and say "this is wrong." Anyway, let the people on the ground work it out. That's my 2-bits.