Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools
Much has been said…
Diane Douglas has opposed the very expensive, inferior, top-down Common Core initiative that has been put in gradually over years. This involves inferior teaching methods, excessive testing of young children, private data collecting on families (over 400 data tracking items involved) and now it appears from the supporters of Common Core it also includes Charter Schools that were supposed to be exempt by waivers from government rules and…Continue
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(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Caleb Bonham of Campus reform conducted a number of interviews with Harvard students. Bonham asked whether ISIS or America was a greater threat to…Continue
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24 October 2014 The Report Card
(Editor: www.thereportcard.org As more and more public schools fail their students, many parents and their children are looking for choice outside the public school system. Choice can come in the form of charter schools, public schools that operate…Continue
29 September 2014 The Report Card
(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Yale history Professor Donald Kagan Ph.D, is an important name among historians, and he believes that anti-Americanism in America’s K-12 and…Continue
I arrived at the Harbor Springs High School, earlier this month, to do my regular lap swim…Continue
October 16, 2014 Arizona Daily Independent
"On Wednesday, the head of the Arizona Clean Elections Commission said he believed that Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal may have violated campaign finance law. Two separate complaints were filed with the commission by lawyers representing the Arizona Democratic Party and Linda Brickman a constitutional conservative, against Huppenthal for using Department of Education Resources for his Republican Primary…Continue
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2 October 2014 The Report Card
Editor: www.thereportcard.org How is it possible that 95% of NY teachers are rated “highly effective” or “effective,” yet over half of the students are not proficient in math and English. Welcome to the Alice in Wonderland world of public…Continue
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(Editor: www.thereportcard.org The entire conversation about education these days is what the Department of…Continue
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October 22, 2014 The Report Card
(Editor: www.thereportcard.org In 2012, 265,000 student were reported to the police by school administrators. Many were arrested for minor infractions such as having a pocketknife. When your editor was in school, practically every boy carried a pocketknife, and if…Continue
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17 October 2014 The Report Card
By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org
A majority of U.S. college graduates don’t know the length of a congressional term, what the Emancipation Proclamation was, or which Revolutionary War general led the American troops at Yorktown.
The reason for…Continue
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10-14-14 Gilbert Watch A special thank you to Barry Jackson, recreational mathematician, for introducing Jim Fowler to Gilbert Watch.
The course Calculus One by Jim Fowler from Ohio State University will be offered free of charge to everyone on the Coursera platform. Sign up at …Continue
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Gilbert Watch 10-15-14
Views on Education
I believe Arizona has a good education system, but like most things, there is room for improvement. My children all went to public schools and universities and went on to become successful adults.
I believe that parents are responsible for the education of their children. I believe that public district schools, public charter, private, and home…
10-17-14 EAN Editor
Last night, at the regular monthly meeting of the LD12 Republican Party, the LD12 Precinct Committeemen voted overwhelmingly to endorse James Candland for the EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) Governing Board. Also endorsed at the meeting were Rebecca Jarman and Michelle Anderson for Higley School Board; and Ron Bellus and Dawn Brimhall For Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board. There are 2 positions open in both the Gilbert and Higley School Board…Continue
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James Candland is the conservative candidate for the EVIT (East Valley Institute of technology) Board I am supporting. EVIT receives and spends hundreds of million of dollars per year. We need someone on the Board who will protect your taxes, and James Candland will do just that.
Please join me in supporting James Candland for re-election to the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) Governing Board,…Continue
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Gilbert Watch 10-12-14
Click HERE to see the video of this interview with Diane Douglas.
Douglas says it's very important to get education right because it's one of the most important things we do as a society.
"I see the direction…Continue
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n Detroit, parents have a lot of difficult realities to face. Fortunately, the poor educational system is not one of those realities, because Detroit offers families school choice. One of these choice schools, located seven miles outside of Detroit,…