It might be interesting to at least get a reaction to the Christian prayer group idea from the school board. I can see it going by the way of "Separation of Church & State", but if God is being replaced by Mother Earth....
Added by Kathy E. Bessler on March 24, 2010 at 8:33am —
Don't know if this was an IB school but I bet the thought process is the same...
I gotta wonder about the mother, why she wasn't involved enough in her daughter's life to realize she was making dumb decisions, but the school completely overstepped it's function.
Added by shimauma on March 24, 2010 at 6:46am —
We will schedule our next meeting soon. In the mean time i would like for everyone to put into writing (A paragraph - or much more if you like) how you think we might solve the issues we discussed tonight. Pick one issue or several. Share your thoughts and insights. We can discuss each and fomulate our solutions.
Also, please think about preparing a 5 minute presentation that can be given to a local TEA Party group or shared so that other members can do likewise.
Added by Harry Mathews on March 22, 2010 at 10:22pm —
EAST VALLEY EDUCATION ACTION COMMITTEE
REPORT FOR MARCH 22, 2010
IDENTIFYING ISSUES / FORMULATING SOLUTIONS
· Our most recent meeting of the EV Education Action Committee took place at the Village Inn in Mesa on Monday March 22 at 5:30. This was our best attended meeting so far and much ground was covered. State Senator John Huppenthal ( Dist 20) was in attendance. There were a number of new people to the group there including many teachers, parents and… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 22, 2010 at 10:00pm —
(The following is from a recent newsletter from Family Watch International)
As we noted in our first report from the UN Convention on the Status of Women (CSW) a couple of weeks ago, Family Watch was the first organization to report the stunning story of a highly sexually graphic booklet that was available at a parallel event held by the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. called “Girls Only Workshop.” This story has created quite a stir in the U.S. and in other… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 18, 2010 at 11:30pm —
I opened my gmail to see the snotty little commentary that follows:
fromJacobius D /em>email@example.com>
dateFri, Mar 12, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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I happened across your "IB" website wherein you poke fun at a local school district that is working hard to…
Added by shimauma on March 12, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Sex education will be the topic of two meetings planned THIS week by Kyrene School District. The meetings Tuesday and Wednesday will allow parents and community members to weigh in on curriculum of sex education and human growth and development for seventh- and eighth-graders.
The meetings run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kyrene District Office, 8700 S. Kyrene Road. The curriculum consists of five lessons and a document, "Guidelines for Presenters." The district is seeking feedback… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 8, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Barry Goldwater High School – Phoenix
Cactus Shadows High School – Cave Creek
Carden Traditional School of Surprise - Surprise
Chandler High School - Chandler
Cholla High Magnet School – Tucson
Desert Mountain High School – Scottsdale
Grand Canyon Elementary School – Grand Canyon
Ironwood High School – Glendale
Millennium High School – Goodyear
Nogales High School – Nogales
North Canyon High School – Phoenix
North High School –… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 7, 2010 at 10:23pm —
Thanks to Tim Naquin for drawing attention to the fact that the IB indoctrination is taking place at Chandler High School
Added by Harry Mathews on March 7, 2010 at 10:06pm —
did you see the article in the republic "prepare students to be good stewards of the environment" ? students hand out "energy violation tickets" when they see a light left on or a door left open...... what next, are they going to br turning their parents in to the Energy Police?
Added by Bradford C. Gordon on March 7, 2010 at 7:17am —
Question: Who should raise a child?
a) A Government Social Worker
b) An 18-Member Panel of UN Experts
c) The Child's Parents
If you support the fundamental right of parents, rather than government, to direct the upbringing and education of their children, please read the following bulletin and sign the petition at www.parentalrights.org
There are two serious and imminent threats to parental rights that cannot be… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 4, 2010 at 7:36am —
Added by Harry Mathews on March 3, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Attached is the response I received after requesting to add the removal of IB as a discussion item on the March 9th agenda for the Mesa Schoolboard. This is exactly the info that was in the notification I received when I found out my child was enrolled in IB classes. I replied that the answer was not acceptable and resent a request redefining the topic: "COST, ENROLLMENT, EFFECTIVENESS AND REQUESTED ELIMINATION OF IB IN MESA" per advise given by Lisa of… Continue
Added by shimauma on March 3, 2010 at 6:00pm —
UC Irvine AND UC Davis are extremely anti-American, anti-Israel, Anti-white, ultra-Leftist campuses. These symbols are often planted by Leftists to create the false impression that their radical teachings are needed. DON'T BE FOOLED BY THESE TACTICS. IT IS THE LEFTISTS THEMSELVES WHO ARE LIKELY DOING THIS. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE CONSUMED WITH HATE AND INTOLERANCE. THESE LEFTISTS ARE SICK AND VERY DANGEROUS
Racist incidents, protests… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 3, 2010 at 12:00pm —
This is the contact page for the members of the Mesa School board
Please urge them to add the request for removal of IB from Mesa Schools to their March 9 agenda. If we could just talk about it, we can give Mesa parents a more informed position on the curriculum being taught.
Added by shimauma on March 1, 2010 at 7:00pm —
If you already get Media Matters, then you already know about this article, but in case you don't, check it out.
They told the kids NOT to take it home. I realize this happened in California, but how much longer before it comes here??? Continue
BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS
Survey asks students when they lost virginity
Added by shimauma on February 28, 2010 at 1:30pm —
A California judge has denied that parents are entitled to keep their kids out of pro-gay school lessons. Numerous Alameda school district parents claimed their right to have their children excused from such curriculum under a California "opt out" provision. Education Code section 51240 allows pupils to skip "health instruction" that conflicts with their parents' religious training or beliefs.
Katherine Alberts, attorney for the district, claimed the controversial lesson is explicitly part… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on February 27, 2010 at 1:18pm —
The U.S. Census Bureau has launched an aggressive campaign targeting school children in an effort to influence their parents to participate in the 2010 Census. The program is part of a $13 billion national public information effort, and will reach about 56 million students in 118,000 schools.
The plan is to disseminate posters, maps, teaching guides and lesson plans to every school in the nation, Puerto Rico and U.S. island territories. The Bureau is also helping schools plan for a Census… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on February 27, 2010 at 1:16pm —
February 26, 2010by Phyllis Schlafly
President Barack Obama's budget has added more than $100 billion of federal taxpayers' money to what is called "education," so that means it will be spent by alumni of the Saul Alinsky school of radical community organizing and/or the Chicago Democratic machine. We're indebted to Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com for exposing the shocking use of some of these funds.
Obama is using the public schools to recruit a private army of… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on February 26, 2010 at 4:26pm —
Teacher tackles gunman supected in school shooting
By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press Writer P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press Writer
LITTLETON, Colo. – The gunman was walking through a middle school parking lot and taking shots at students with a hunting rifle as terrified teenagers ran for their lives. He had just wounded two students and seemed ready to unleash more violence when a math teacher named David Benke sprung into… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on February 24, 2010 at 10:14am —