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February 2014 Blog Posts (30)

Great Heart Academies/Charter Schools

Great Hearts America’s web site says nothing much at all except they have schools in AZ and TX and that the Chief Executive Officer is Dr. Daniel Scoggin. Prior to helping establish Great Hearts, Dr. Scoggin was the headmaster of Tempe Preparatory Academy for six years and a Humane Letters teacher and basketball coach. He holds his Ph.D. in English Literature from Claremont Graduate University and his B.A. from Santa Clara University.…

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Added by Diane Kepus on February 7, 2014 at 8:22am — 7 Comments

Florida lawmakers to consider banning biometrics in schools

2-2-14 Kathleen McGrory Times/Herald Tallahassee

A computer monitor shows an image of the eye of researcher Keith J. Hanna at the David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, N.J. Sensar Inc., a subsidiary of the Sarnoff Center, developed a system to verify a person’s identity using a camera that scans the iris of the eye.

A computer monitor shows an image of the eye of researcher Keith J. Hanna at the David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, N.J. Sensar Inc., a subsidiary of the Sarnoff Center, developed a system to verify a person’s identity using a camera that scans the iris of the eye.

TALLAHASSEE — Polk County parents were apoplectic last year when they…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 4, 2014 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

Orlando CCSSO Common Core Secret Meeting Part 2

What is happening in your state behind closed doors? More than you know probably!

For Florida (you can fit your state in here) it is very obvious the powers to be intend to go ‘forward’ with ‘no changes’ to the CCS as Commissioner Stewart has stated. I just wish she would be an ethical person and remove herself from the Jeb Bush Foundation or let him pay her salary since most of us feel that is where she gets her instructions from.

My mother taught me a long time ago…

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Added by Diane Kepus on February 4, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Orlando CCSSO Common Core Secret Meeting Part !

I know this event took place in Orlando however, you need to be aware of what is happening behind closed doors.

Many anti-Common Core parents, teachers and others were very disturbed about this “in your face” SECRET meeting to discuss our children’s futures.

Holiday KY CCSSO P The Council of Chief State School Officers felt the need to meet behind closed doors to discuss Common Core non- State…

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Added by Diane Kepus on February 4, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

New Report: 59% of Campuses Trample 1st Amendment

Posted on 20 January 2014 The Report Card

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

PHILADELPHIA, January 17, 2014—The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) released…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 2, 2014 at 11:47pm — No Comments

NY Public School Student: Raise Expectations, We Can Do It!

1-21-14 The Report Card 

Will Fitzhugh, Publisher of the Concord Review

(Editor www.thereportcard.org  Will Fitzhugh, Publisher of The Concord Review shares this letter from one of his high school authors, Hana Lee a former New York public school student and  a…
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Added by Harry Mathews on February 2, 2014 at 11:41pm — No Comments

WAKE UP CALL to Agenda 21

On this beautiful day in Arizona one would forget the trouble facing our children and grandchildren in our district schools, private schools, charter schools and home schools. Well Common Core is marching them ALL down the road to mediocrity and we all need to help stop this juggernaut. I suggest that getting behind Diane Douglas' campaign for superintendent of Public Instruction is the only way available to us at this time because the current administration is firmly behind this horrid…
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Added by Harry Mathews on February 2, 2014 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Speaking Arrangements for Diane Douglas

Good Morning,

 
On this beautiful day in Arizona one would forget the trouble facing our children and grandchildren in our district schools, private schools, charter schools and home schools. Well Common Core is marching them ALL down the road to mediocrity and we all…
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Added by Harry Mathews on February 2, 2014 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Salmon: School Choice Education Savings Account Act a Good Investment

The Bartlett Bunker 2-2-14

Salmon: School Choice Education Savings Account Act a Good Investment

Allows more flexibility for parents in saving for children’s education

Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the introduction of his newest education-focused legislation, the School Choice…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 2, 2014 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Political Correctness Fits the Leftist Narrative in Arizona's Schools

FEBRUARY 1, 2014 Gilbert Watch

When many Arizona-educated children finally learn that they have been lied to by those in charge of their Schools, who will they blame?  It is imperative that parents find out what is being taught to their children.  Parents should be exremely careful about turning their children over to the schools at earlier and earlier ages. Unless your child is being taught by a teacher who knows how to, on his or her own, ignore and replace the "suggested"…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 1, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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