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The most recent edition of California Educator, the monthly magazine put out by the California Teachers Association, had a story about innovative fundraising events, including teachers and administrators kissing pigs.

It brought to mind at least two local schools who used animal kissing rallies not as a fundraiser but a motivator to reach academic goals. To read about former Comstock Middle School principal Bob Dahlstet kissing a cow, click here  http://bit.ly/JFUJGw  to See Cali Calmecac principal Jeanne Acuna smooch a pig, click here:  http://bit.ly/IYoUZx .