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May 2010 Blog Posts (35)

The Real Cost of Public Schools

Policy Analysis No. 662

March 10, 2010

They Spend WHAT?

The Real Cost of Public Schools

by Adam Schaeffer (Cato Institute)

(Page 5-7)

Phoenix, Arizona, Metro Area



Although the Phoenix area schools spend less than many other big-city districts, the

average real per-pupil spending figure of $11,800 is 27 percent higher than the average

$9,300 the Phoenix districts claim to spend. In addition, real public school spending is

more than 75… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on May 31, 2010 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Clever Brainwashing: Social Studies Workshops

“If there is a more clever way of brainwashing, I don't know what it is.”

Training Teachers to Promote 'Social Justice'

by Mary…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 29, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Cartel: It's Not About the Kids, It's About the Money

Are your local schools substandard despite ever-increasing funding? Have you ever wondered why? Give documentary filmmaker Bob Bowdon 90 minutes and he can connect the dots for you. The Cartel is a hard-hitting expos‚ that shows how the union stranglehold on public education is destroying the lives of millions of children. Bad teachers can't be fired because they have tenure. Politicians are bankrolled and controlled by the unions. Formerly an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg Television,…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 29, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Online Schooling Grows, Setting Off a Debate

By SAM DILLON

Published: February 1, 2008



MILWAUKEE — Weekday mornings, three of Tracie Weldie’s children eat breakfast, make beds and trudge off to public school — in their case, downstairs to their basement in a suburb here, where their mother leads them through math and other lessons outlined by an Internet-based charter school.

Half a million American children take classes online, with a significant group, like the Weldies, getting all their schooling from virtual… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on May 28, 2010 at 8:51am — No Comments

Economic segregation rising in US public schools

By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo Stacy Teicher Khadaroo – Thu May 27, 2:35 pm ET

More than 16,000 public schools struggle in the shadows of concentrated poverty. The portion of schools where at least three-quarters of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals – a proxy for poverty – climbed from 12 percent in 2000 to 17 percent in 2008.

The federal government released a statistical portrait of these schools Thursday as part of its annual Condition of Education… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on May 28, 2010 at 8:44am — No Comments

Schools: Immigrant families leaving Arizona because of new immigration law

by Pat Kossan - May. 28, 2010 12:00 AM

The Arizona Republic

Reports are surfacing around the Valley that illegal-immigrant families with school-age children are fleeing Arizona because of a new immigration law.

Some school officials say enough parents and students have told them they plan to leave the state this summer to indicate Hispanic enrollment could drop at some schools. But there's no way to know exactly how many illegal immigrants will depart because… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on May 28, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Become a school board member!

Become a school board member!
~For Liberty~

Added by Harry Mathews on May 27, 2010 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Arizona Tax-Tuition Program Goes to Supreme Court

Religion News Service reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of an Arizona program that provides state tax breaks for donations to private school scholarship programs. As part of the 13-year-old tax-tuition program, taxpayers receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction in state income taxes for their donations to not-for-profit school-tuition organizations. Last year, 91.5 percent of the $52 million collected in Arizona went to religious schools. Opponents, including… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on May 27, 2010 at 6:42am — No Comments

School Superintendents' appraisals tough to get from many districts.

Superintendents’ appraisals tough to get from many districts

By Christine Harvey, Cronkite News Service

Published: May 25, 2010 at 5:44 am

Taxpayers cover the salaries of superintendents in Arizona’s public school districts, but in many cases it’s difficult to learn exactly what governing boards think of superintendents’ work, a Cronkite News Service review…

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Added by Merrianne Geisdorf on May 25, 2010 at 11:26pm — 1 Comment

Glendale coach accused of sex with student met on Facebook

Glendale coach accused of sex with student met on Facebook

by Jeffrey Javier - May. 25, 2010 10:16 AM

The Arizona Republic





A high school science teacher and assistant wrestling coach in north Glendale resigned amidst allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 19-year-old male student he met online. Matt Spencer, a 13-year teacher from Mountain Ridge High School, resigned two days after he was put on administrative leave May 18.

Another student recently… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on May 25, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Phoenix charter school vandalized over the weekend, damage estimated at $100K

Phoenix charter school vandalized over the weekend, damage estimated at $100K

by Catherine Holland - azfamily.com

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 9:48 AM

PHOENIX -- Investigators are trying to determine who is behind some serious vandalism at a Valley charter school.



It happened over the weekend at Academy of Arizona at 21st Avenue and Indian School Road. Early estimates put the damage at about $100,000.



Window and glass doors were… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on May 24, 2010 at 10:58am — No Comments

We Made the News!

The following article from the Sonoran News quotes many findings by the EVEAC (East Valley Education Action Committee)



Has the time finally come to stop funding our own insurrection?

By Linda Bentley | May 12, 2010





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HB 2281 ends four decades of taxpayer-funded promotion of racism against white Americans in our schools

PHOENIX – MEChA clubs have infiltrated college and high…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 23, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Tell the Legislature: Arizona Needs K-12 Reform, Strong Spending Limit

Tell the Legislature: Arizona Needs K-12 Reform, Strong Spending Limit

Click on this URL to take action now

http://capwiz.com/americansforprosperity/utr/2/?a=15056921&i=99101070&c=



First, the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP Arizona) wants to thank grassroots activists around the state for their hard work (and their votes) against the Prop 100…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 23, 2010 at 12:46am — No Comments

CHIRLA "mobilizes" children as political canon foder

The facts:

1) CHIRLA came to Phoenix to "mobilize folks" and "The group's protesters gave the hundreds of high-school students lessons in civil disobedience" (see excerpt below)

2) CHIRLA has "close ties to the Mexican government" (http://www.americanpatrol.com/REFERENCE/CHIRLA.html)

3) CHIRLA is "A registered non-profit corporation that receives U.S. taxpayer funds" (…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 23, 2010 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

Online Petition to Have IB Removed from Schools!!

Online Petition to Have IB Removed from Schools!!

Please help remove IB from public schools across the country by signing this petition. IB, short for International Bacaleureate Program, is a non governmental organization of UNESCO with headquaters located in Geneva, Switzerland. The program presently in…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 22, 2010 at 7:12am — No Comments

Thugary and Corruption Are the Real Winners

Schools play important role in Prop 100 victory

by Mary Jo Pitzl - May. 20, 2010 12:00 AM The…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 20, 2010 at 7:56am — No Comments

CHIRLA - The Communist Front Group behind SB1070 Protests

Report From American Patrol

http://www.americanpatrol.com/REFERENCE/CHIRLA.html

AZ Republic: Arizona immigration bill ignites outcry from students and Latino advocates…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 19, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Law is problem, but so is message of these classes

This opinion piece from the Arizona (Anti-) Republic shows the kind of radical Leftist indoctrination that is geysering out of our K-PHD education system



Law is problem, but so is message of these classes

In rapid succession, Gov. Jan Brewer has signed two pieces of legislation - the anti-illegal-immigration Senate Bill 1070 and the school-curriculum…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 19, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Arizona ethnic studies ban reignites discrimination battle



Here we see Critical Theory raising it’s ugly head in the incarnation of "critical race theory,"

“Mexican American Studies Director…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 19, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Rampant Molestation in Public Schools Ignored by the Media

The Scandal Driving the Church Sex Scandal

4-1-10



We've all heard the story. Hundreds of young sexual abuse victims long afraid to come forward for fear of embarrassment and scorn, abusers escaping prosecution and quietly moving to different jurisdictions, authorities covering up the crimes to avoid scandal and litigation. It's a saga of grave, grave sin.

Of course, you would assume that I'm talking about the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal.

And you would be… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on May 16, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

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