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May 2012 Blog Posts (16)

Public Schools Probe Kids For Intimate Info

It’s None of The Government’s Business

by Phyllis Schlafly May 30, 2012

What is it about bureaucrats and school personnel that they want to pry into the personal life and habits of American citizens of every age? There seems to be no end to the imperial demands by government and schools to require both grownups and kids to reveal personal information.

The use of nosy…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 31, 2012 at 8:52pm — No Comments

U.N. About To Take Away Rights Of Parent With Help Of POTUS and Congress

May 30, 2012

ALERT: CRC End-Around Now in the Senate!

We have sounded the alarm about the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child, which would take away parental rights if it were ratified. With your support we have secured 37 cosponsors on SR99 to make sure that ratification never takes place.

       But the current administration has introduced an end-around called the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). President Obama sent…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 30, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

CORRECTION:The Commencement Address We Would All Like To Hear

 NOT TRUE! He did NOT address the Texas A & M commencement. Neal Boortz has written several versions of this speech over a period of several years. Harry, be careful and PLEASE FACT CHECK before you print. I came very close to printing it myself….

Please refer to my post titled “The Best…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 30, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Agenda 21 Shakedown Artists

Essay - May 31, 2011by Ted Williams

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 26, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Agenda 21 Shuts Down Over Half Of Roads in Coconino National Forest

Car campers and drivers headed to hiking and biking trails will have new rules restricting where they can drive and camp in Coconino National Forest starting May 1.

The forest is closing a little more than half its forest roads and banning cross-country motorcycle, vehicle and all-terrain vehicle use as part of a 2005 U.S. Forest Service directive to limit off-road driving in the…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 24, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments

How To Save $125 Million A Year In Arizona's Education Budget

Posted on May 21, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Jonathan Butcher

Around the country, school finance formulas and accounting systems are notoriously complex. Arizona’s system is no exception. For many years, Arizona’s program was considered one of the nation’s most difficult to understand.

The complexities often hide inefficiencies. A particularly vexing inefficiency is the practice of paying for “ghost” students. In theory, schools would receive funding on a…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 23, 2012 at 6:58am — No Comments

Rude Kids: The Fruits of Too Much Self-Esteem

A recent report on MSNBC suggested that parents’ pre-occupation with their kids’ self-esteem may have produced “rude” children who lack compassion for others.

According to MSNBC, “many experts say today’s kids are ruder than ever.” The word “rude” encompasses a variety of behaviors, from selfishness to…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 22, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments

AGENDA 21: No Conspiracy Theory - FROM THE U.N. WEBSITE

FROM THE UN WEBSITE:

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Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.

Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 12, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments

Do you know why Earth Day is April 22?

Clue: It didn't start as celebration of butterflies, recycling and solar energy

Published: 2 days ago

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By Kevin DeAnna

School children, businesses, clergy, politicians and even the United States military soon will honor the birthday of Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union.

Of course, they will call it Earth Day.

Brian Sussman points out in his explosive new book,…
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Added by Harry Mathews on May 8, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

Charter-school leaders say freedom proves key

by Mary Beth Faller - May. 7, 2012 08:24 AM The Republic | azcentral.com



Charter education in Arizona is a model for the nation but is difficult to export because of laws in other states, charter-school leaders say.

U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle held a roundtable discussion on charter education last week at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, where leaders of top charters in the Northeast Valley complained of being bound by regulations. The forum…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 8, 2012 at 9:50am — 1 Comment

Obama's Education Secretary Arne Duncan Says Gay Marriage Should be Legal

Arne Duncan: Gay marriage should be legal

Yahoo News 5-7-12

A day after Vice President Joe Biden said he was "absolutely comfortable" with gay marriage, signaling the Obama…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 7, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

Student Suspended For Wearing Pro Christian T-shirt

AP 5-3-12

CHESTER BASIN, N.S. - A Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia has been suspended for wearing a T-shirt publicizing his religious beliefs.

The South Shore Regional School Board suspended…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 3, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

RESOLVED:Education Savings Accounts Restrictions

Note from GPS Board member Staci Burk:

Hi Harry,

I think you may have gotten this from a facebook post last week. I appreciate passing it on, but had commented an update that this was resolved. There was some confusion and misunderstanding at the Arizona Department of Education and they had posted the above on their website. They took down the information…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Kid Cheats, Father Sues... Wuh?

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 2, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

Tea Party Drives Educational Reform With Free Market Principles

By MATT KIBBE

Posted 5-1-12 06:28 PM ET



After the Tea Party's meteoric rise to prominence in 2009 and 2010, some political observers are asking, "Where did the Tea Party go?"

 

What they don't realize is that while they weren't looking, the Tea Party changed. It is no longer the highly visible protest movement that took America by storm. Instead, the Tea Party has been using the political clout gained in the 2010 midterm elections to achieve its objectives of free…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 1, 2012 at 6:05am — No Comments

IT BEGINS: ANARCHY

MAKE NO MISTAKE, THERE IS NO SEPARATING "BLACK BLOC" FROM O.W.S. WHICH HAS NOW BECOME O.A.S. (OCCUPY ALL STREETS). THEIR SLOGAN IS "RECREATE 68" AS IN RECREATE THE DAYS (SUMMER) OF RAGE. THE PEACEFUL PROTESTERS ARE LARGELY DUPES TO A LARGER AND EXTREMELY, DANGEROUS MOVEMENT. THE GOAL OF ALL OF THIS IS GLOBAL CIVIL WAR.

WHEN WILL…

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Added by Harry Mathews on May 1, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

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