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Patrice Apodaca

Patrice Apodaca is a Newport-Mesa public school parent and former Los Angeles Times staff writer. She is also a regular contributor to Orange Coast magazine. She lives in Newport Beach.
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SAT’s new adversity score is a desperate, cynical attempt by the College Board to maintain power over college admissions

Inequality is the biggest, most persistent problem in education and no less than the future of our nation depends on finding smart, aggressive solutions.

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Schools must play a vital role in shaping our youth into upstanding citizens who embrace tolerance

It’s accepted thinking that schools should teach students not just the difference between an acute and an obtuse angle, or what the War of 1812 was.

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