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June 2011 Blog Posts (22)

Curriculum Teaches Kindergartners to Unionize

Indoctrination Fridays: Curriculum Teaches Kindergartners to Unionize

by Kyle Olson

This is one part of a running series entitled…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Insanity of Sustainable Development

Exclusive Report:



The Insanity of Sustainable Development

by Cathie Adams

Eagle Forum International Issues Chairman

cathieadams@me.com

 

Physicist Albert Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That is exactly what the United Nations is doing with "sustainable development," which…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 23, 2011 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Children Will Soon Be Able to Haul Their Parents Before a UN Tribunal

On June 9th, 2011 the Human Rights Council of the United Nations approved a new treaty that will operate in parallel with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Under this “Optional Protocol to the Convention of the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure” children will be able to file a quasi-judicial complaint against their parents, their government, or anyone else alleged to have violated their rights under one of the three existing child’s rights…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 23, 2011 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Big Brother: A new bully on the playground

Goldwater Institute Daily

June 23, 2011

 

A new bully on the playground

by Carrie Ann Sitren

There's a new feature at summer camp this year. But it's not a new swimming

hole or playground. It's Big Brother looking over the shoulders of daycare

centers.

 

Arizona's Division of Licensing Services (DLS)

has created a new program to control activities from TV time to the number

of times water is offered each day. While DLS doesn't have the…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 23, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Obama issues Dream Act by Executive order…press ignores

June 21, 2011 5:05 pm ET
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Added by Harry Mathews on June 22, 2011 at 9:55pm — No Comments

AGENDA 21 ALERT! NEW White House Rural Council

Mike Opelka - The Blaze 6-21-11

On June 9, 2011, President Obama signed his 86th Executive Order, and almost nobody noticed.

(For the record, Obama is on par to match President Bush’s 291 orders executed during his two terms in office. The National Archives defines an Executive Order this way; Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 22, 2011 at 9:05am — No Comments

Students Stumble Again on the Basics of History

National Test Shows Little Progress in Grasping Democracy, U.S. Role in World

Fewer than a quarter of American 12th-graders knew China was North Korea's ally during the Korean War, and only 35% of fourth-graders knew the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, according to national history-test scores released Tuesday.

The results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress revealed that U.S. schoolchildren have made little progress since 2006 in their understanding of…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 22, 2011 at 7:34am — 2 Comments

Teaching 'Critically' About Science

Education reporter #305 – June 2011

 The first state law passed to protect public school teachers who teach students to think critically about controversial scientific topics easily survived its first challenge in May in Louisiana. The Senate Education Committee voted 5-1 to kill a bill intended to repeal the 2008 Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA), which permits teachers to use…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 22, 2011 at 7:07am — No Comments

The Cost to Taxpayers of Missing Fathers

  by Phyllis Schlafly June 17, 2011

With Father's Day coming up, we should ponder the sad plight of the 20 million American children who are growing up without their fathers in the home. In 1993 Charles Murray …

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Exclusive Report: The Insanity of "Sustainable Development"

by Cathie Adams, Eagle Forum International Issues Chairman, cathieadams@me.com

Physicist Albert Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That is exactly what the United Nations is doing with "sustainable development," which insists that economic, environmental and social equity or "justice" will produce health, peace and prosperity. The UN incorporates it in policies and treaties…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 22, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

ASU Brainwashing Goes to the Next Level

2 ASU campuses plan academic (communal) villages

(It's all about the collective - the individual has NO value outside the collective)

by Lesley Wright - Jun. 19, 2011 12:00 AM

The Arizona Republic

As soon as David Anaya moved onto Arizona State University's West campus his freshman year, he bought a box of…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Paradise Valley Unified School District board seeks $203 million bond from voters

TIS' THE SEASON TO BE TAXIN'!

The Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board approved a resolution Thursday to bring a $203 million bond to voters this November.

The decision to call a special bond election was made after surveying voters, hosting community meetings and discussing the issue with district committees, said Tom Elliott, the district's assistant superintendent for…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 19, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Agenda 21 Alert! Foothills Elementary

Leaders at Foothills Elementary hope to make the school the district's center of sustainability education at the grade-school level but some Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board members believe there's more work to be done first.

Principal Dennis Reiley and other school officials presented Foothills' 2011-12 plan to the board on Thursday.

"Three years ago, we came to this forum to present a signature program. We realized that our declining enrollment needed…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 19, 2011 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Agenda 21 Alert! Tempe Union High School District Builds Sustainability Program

Employees at the Tempe Union High School District are pursuing a more environmentally-friendly approach to education.

Administration officials want district buildings to operate cleaner and more efficiently and, in addition, they are trying to integrate environmental conservatism and sustainability into classroom instruction.

To aid them in their cause, TUHSD hosted a sustainability workshop at Rio Salado College this week. The workshop was made possible by a $25,000 grant from…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 18, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Mexico, other nations allowed to sue states with new immigration laws

June 15, 2011

Last week, several Latin American countries filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City in opposition to a new Utah law which allows local law enforcement to arrest illegal aliens and bans them from using state-funded services.



The brief was filed by the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia,…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 15, 2011 at 9:42pm — No Comments

La Raza Says: Save Our Babies! Stop Extreme Cuts to the WIC Program

The Latino community’s access to WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children, is under immediate threat.  The House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee has voted to cut WIC funding by nearly $650 million, which will result in up to 350,000 mothers, infants, and children falling off the program.  Given that Latinos make up two-fifths (42%) of all program participants, the Hispanic community is expected to be among the hardest…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 15, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Nearly 9 out of 10 Latino babies born in the U.S. relied on WIC La Raza says

La Raza sent out an email blast this week to supporters urging them to demand that their local lawmakers “Save our babies! Stop extreme cuts to the WIC program.”

The La Raza email blast pointed out that, “nearly nine out of ten Latino infants born in the United States participated in WIC in 2008.   This program has been especially important for Hispanic expectant mothers, who are less likely to…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 15, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Teacher's Unions: Immune to Reform

Immune to Reform
Teachers’ unions will never willingly give up their power, says Terry Moe.
10 June 2011

Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools, by Terry M. Moe (Brookings Institution Press, 513 pp.,…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 13, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Maricopa County Community College District to consider 3% property-tax hike

by Mary Beth Faller - Jun. 10, 2011 12:00 AM

The Arizona Republic

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 11, 2011 at 6:57am — No Comments

Pity the Graduate

by Dr. James Emery White

It’s a tough year to graduate from college.

They are burdened with high levels of debt and enter a severely depressed job market.  Many will face sustained periods of unemployment and low wages for years. 

That’s what’s making the headlines, but it’s only part of the story.  For many, their entire educational experience was woefully inadequate for their needs, and the commencement niceties they will hear represent the worst of a false…

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Added by Harry Mathews on June 10, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments

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