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August 2010 Blog Posts (16)

NEA Celebrates Mao and More!

The NEA's Latest Shenanigans



What does Diversity mean to you? Same-sex marriage? Building a giant mosque on the 9/11 spot in New York? Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court?

To the largest teachers union, the National Education Association (NEA), diversity means celebrating the anniversary of the Communist takeover of China by Mao Zedong. The NEA posted this on its websitecalendar as a Diversity Event for October 1.

Thankfully, we live in a wonderful era when parents, Tea… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on August 29, 2010 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

Ron sums it up nicely!

Sen. Ron Gould, R-Lake Havasu City, said the issue goes beyond fairness. He said the current system allows school officials to hike taxes without provoking an outcry because homeowners bear only a part of the burden.

"If you believe in local control, the closer that you put the taxation, the closer to the spenders of those tax dollars that the collectors and the spenders are together, the better off it is for people, rather than having the state collect the money and then reimburse it in…

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Added by NLZ on August 25, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments

Some homeowners in for sticker shock next school year

Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 5:07 pm | Updated: 5:08 pm, Tue Aug 17, 2010.

Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services



Homeowners in a handful of school districts are in for a nasty surprise because of some changes state lawmakers made in education finance laws in the name of “fairness.”

A provision buried in the budget enacted earlier this year changes how the state calculates the rebate it provides to homeowners. The net result will be tax hikes on residents in the 2011-12… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on August 23, 2010 at 8:40pm — 1 Comment

LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation

8-22-10

LOS ANGELES – Next month's opening of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools will be auspicious for a reason other than its both storied and infamous history as the former Ambassador Hotel, where the Democratic presidential contender was assassinated in 1968.



With an eye-popping price tag of $578 million, it will mark the inauguration of the nation's most expensive public school ever.



The K-12 complex to house 4,200 students has raised eyebrows across the… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on August 22, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Terri Proud - For Education Reform

Dear Friends,



As a mother of two children in public school, I want our schools to provide a deep and high-quality education.



At a recent debate, I saw that my liberal opponent has a very different definition for the word education than I do:



McLean's definition of education: More money for unions and bureaucrats.

TERRI PROUD's definition of education: More learning and knowledge for our kids.



When Proposition 301 passed (Classroom Site Fund), it… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on August 20, 2010 at 7:51am — No Comments

Shane Stapley for Gilbert School Board

From Shane Stapley:

A belated reply:



I'm happy to report that we have successfully overcome the first obstacle in our campaign for Gilbert School Board membership. 670 signatures was the final count which is well over the goal of 600 signatures we were hoping to collect. A great many thanks to all those who volunteered and to those who went the extra mile and then some.



After the week of August 18th, I am hopeful that we will have a secured place on the ballot for the… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on August 17, 2010 at 7:43am — No Comments

Arizona to change how it evaluates schools

by Kevin Kiley - Aug. 16, 2010 12:00 AM

The Arizona Republic



A plan to switch how Arizona schools are evaluated by starting to use familiar letter grades is likely to give many schools report-card shock.

The aim of the change is to drive school improvement by making it easier to gauge exactly how well schools are doing. But a new way in which the evaluations will be figured is expected to produce more schools with low rankings.



As a result, the change isn't as… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on August 16, 2010 at 7:44am — No Comments

They're doing it: U.N. makes its move into your school

FROM World Net Daily

THE NEW WORLD DISORDER

They're doing it: U.N. makes its move into your school

Program already operating in hundreds of U.S. locations…


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Added by shimauma on August 11, 2010 at 6:40am — No Comments

Sex education in Arizona varies widely by district

by Kerry Fehr-Snyder - Apr. 11, 2010 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic

Sex education in Arizona schools varies widely, from describing what constitutes sexual intercourse to pushing abstinence only.…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 8, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

NEA Celebrates Chairman Mao

August 6, 2010by Phyllis Schlafly

What does Diversity mean to you? Same-sex marriage? Building a giant mosque on the 9/11 spot in New York? Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court?

To the largest teachers union, the National Education Association (NEA), diversity means celebrating the anniversary of the Communist takeover of China by Mao Zedong. The NEA posted this on its website calendar as a Diversity Event for October 1.

Thankfully, we live in…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 7, 2010 at 6:48am — 2 Comments

Shane and Merrianne are on the ballot!

Congratulations to Shane Stapley and Merrianne Geisdorf for collecting far in excess of the required signatures for getting on the ballot for becoming school board members. Merrianne is running for school board in the Mesa Unified School District and Shane is running for school board in the Gilbert Unified School District. Now it's time to GOTV for these solid conservatives!
~For Liberty~

Added by Harry Mathews on August 7, 2010 at 6:35am — No Comments

Start a TEA Party group in your high school!

From: scofield [mailto:scofield@dallasteaparty.mojo4m.com]

Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 5:00 PM

To: jlucas

Subject: Take Back American High Schools! Introducing Tea Party Clubs



Tea Partiers,



We all know that to truly affect change in America today, it's undeniable that we have to rescue our Youth from the propoganda that they're being force fed through our culture, the media and their schools.



Now, I'm aware that many of you Tea Partiers are High… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on August 5, 2010 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

SUMMARY OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSED EXPENDITURE BUDGET

Notice: Current Year ADM compared to Budget Year ADM. There are almost 2,000 students less this year than last! How can they say there are drastic budget cuts? The amount budgeted for each student is almost the same!

http://www.ade.az.gov/schoolfinance/Forms/Budgets/ProposedBudget/DistrictSummary.aspx?Budget=76920

Added by Harry Mathews on August 3, 2010 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Could Obama Outlaw Your Handwriting Style?

Taken from an article posted on EducationNews.org



http://www.educationnews.org/ed_reports/97307.html





- There are over 200 handwriting programs in the USA. And one of them wants to outlaw the other 199. A handwriting program called "Handwriting Without Tears" (at http://www.hwtears.com -- see model-samples at… Continue

Added by Teachit2u on August 2, 2010 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

Study Finds Freshman Summer Reading Lightweight and Leftist

"The only work of social theory written earlier than the last decade is The Communist Manifesto."

A growing number of American universities, including 79 of U.S. News & World Report's top 100 list, ask incoming freshman to read one book over the summer. The purpose, as expressed by Florida Southern College, is to promote "a shared intellectual experience" and "campus-wide…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 1, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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