C.A. Young is a local language arts and social studies teacher middle school teacher for 12 years. Carlotta Megine is the pseudonym for a local teacher out of concern over whether a teacher's views meet or don’t meet official district policy and what expressing those views could mean to the teacher, principal and school. Both are members of CAPE, the Community Alliance for Public Education, a coalition of parents, teachers, professors, students and community members who challenge the many assaults on public education and who believe in a strong public education as the foundation for American democracy. We meet most Mondays at 4:30 pm at Perugino in downtown Eugene. For more information, visit CAPE’s website at oregoncape.org.