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April 2016 Blog Posts (9)

Beautiful Letter from an Arizona Teacher to Her Students

Gilbert Watch April 22, 2016

Among the horror stories of teachers and local school administrators who intimidate, lie to, and bully their students are stories like this one.  Rusdon Ray shared the following letter that his young son received from his teacher.  According to Mr. Ray, "This letter was written by his good teacher who clearly recognizes…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 24, 2016 at 9:03am — No Comments

Sen. Allen calls for schools to respect parents over assessment concerns

Gilbert Watch April 22, 2016

(Phoenix, State Capitol)---Senator Sylvia Allen today urged local school leaders and administrators to work with parents, be respectful and not retaliate against a student for choices that parent may make.

It is that time of year again when Arizona schools are administering the statewide assessment to our students, also known as AzMERIT.  Unfortunately, another legislative session is coming…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 24, 2016 at 8:59am — No Comments

The Schools' War on Arizona's Children: Part 3 Emotional Child Abuse

Gilbert Watch April 23, 2016

As stated in Part 1 and Part 2, even though Arizona…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 24, 2016 at 7:45am — No Comments

The Schools' War on Arizona's Children: Part 2 Online Charter Schools

Gilbert Watch April 16, 2016

Some Arizona parents, disgusted with the diabolical determination of their local schools to bully their children into taking the highly controversial AzMERIT exam, are considering online education for their children.

Think again.  Online charter schools are worse.  The extra harsh…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 24, 2016 at 7:42am — No Comments

Vicki Alger, Ph.D CANDIDATE FOR MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE GOVERNING BOARD – DISTRICT 2

4-18-16 Independent Institute

Vicki E. (Murray) Alger is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Senior Fellow and Director of the Women for School Choice Project at the Independent Women’s Forum. She is the author of the book …

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 18, 2016 at 4:58am — No Comments

The Schools' War On Arizona's Children: Part 1

Gilbert Watch 4-9-16 

Even though Arizona legislators are to blame for causing the ugliness, humiliation, undue stress, and mental anguish experienced by parents and their children who dare to reject AzMERIT, it is the teachers, principals, and administrators who are inflicting the pain.  Unless you have pushed back against this unvalidated, secretive, Common Core-based "high stakes test," you have no idea what it feels like to see the ugly Truth behind the "friendly teacher"…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 15, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments

Teacher arrested for carrying a gun at a middle school in Newtown, Conn.

 April 6 at 5:11 Washington Post

A teacher was arrested Wednesday for carrying a concealed firearm at a middle school in Newtown, Conn., the same town where 26 children and teachers were killed in a 2012 elementary school shooting.

The teacher, Jason M. Adams of Newtown, 46, was detained by school security personnel on…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 6, 2016 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Don Covey Has Challenger For Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools

4-1-16 

Jana Jackson is running for Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools

Here is her website:

http://www.jacksonforcountysuperintendent.com/

About Jana Jackson (from her website)

Jana Jackson was…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 1, 2016 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

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