Regarding Woodburn school kids who skipped class to support criminals:
Thank you for your concern. Students who did not have an excused absence received a variety of discipline, including detention, exclusion from extra-curricular activities, and exclusion from next sports event (if particpating). Students are also expected to make up all work missed during their absence (excused or unexcused).
Please know that the school district did not support or sanction this event. We involved parents and used policy to regulate absences. We minimized disruptions and confrontations. Most importantly, there were over 4000 students in the district who had school as normal the entire day on Thursday.
Regarding Senator Charles Starr:
I had a lengthy phone conversation with the Senator about his 2005 vote to allow in-state tuition for illegal aliens. As of today he says that he would absolutely vote against a bill like that. He has also become versed on the DMV/illegal aliens/Robleto issue and is very interested in limiting drivers licenses to legal residents only.
(NOTE: I had a dicussion with someone who indicated that there was a possibility that the special session would be open to introduction of a few extra items for the agenda and why couldn't one of them by drivers licenses, since then I have heard back that there is no possibility of this as the leadership has already done their deal making)
I had asked Starr to push for this and also to call into Lars' and Victoria's shows today, didn't hear him on Lars [but he was on, as was Bruce Starr]... you should be listening to Victoria right now! (860am)
UPDATE: Senator Starr was on Victoria just now. I liked what I heard!