“How do you quantify losing magic?”

by Students Matter Last week, the Los Angeles Times profiled a remarkable music teacher named Ray Vizcarra, who, in five years, transformed the dormant Fairfax High School marching band into a program with more trophies than shelf space. In April 2011, the West Hollywood Patch praised Mr. Vizcarra’s passion and […continue]

California Surrenders The Future

by Dave Welch and Theodore B. Olson Founder and Legal Counsel, Students Matter California became a world innovation leader by rewarding ingenuity and valuing exceptional performance.  In a nation renowned for inventiveness and progress, California is home to some of the most creative minds revolutionizing the technology, clean energy, agriculture, […continue]

The Students Matter School Bell: First Bell!

“Chicago Teachers Union Puts Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation” “Parents ‘Won’t Back Down’ From School Choice” “Education Advocates Hail Eleventh-Hour Defeat of AB 5” Every day education reform makes headlines, as students, teachers, parents and community leaders pushing for real change demand to have their voices heard. Students Matter combs through […continue]