Mike Winsten

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Capistrano Unified Is Cinematic Posterchild For Dysfunctional Schools [Updated]

    Hey, look! The fresh faces you normally see at the average Capistrano Unified School District board meeting have been picked up and plopped into a professional-looking documentary trailer: NOT AS GOOD AS YOU THINK - Official Trailer from Lucas Abel on Vimeo.The movie, sponsored by the pro-"school c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Spa Getaway Bites Ex-Superintendent in the Butt

    Late yesterday the Capistrano Unified School District released a 54-page termination report detailing the charges that led to ex-superintendent Woodrow Carter's firing on Monday March 9. Carter's spa getaway weekend-- paid for partially by the district and by an architectural firm which was later aw ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    How to Avoid a Total Recall

    So, this has nothing to do with Heath Ledger's overdose, but it's news that broke today and we've been with this story for a while now, so what the hell. Last September we spent some time with the CUSD Recall Committee, a feisty, frustrated group of parents and South County residents who pledged t ... More >>

  • Features

    October 4, 2007

    Hard Knocks

    Three years in the life of the Capistrano Unified School District