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Harry Mathews's Blog – March 2015 Archive (14)

High schoolers sent to lobby for ‘IUD bill’ in Colorado

By   /   March 12, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 30, 2015 at 6:05am — No Comments

F.D.R. Warned Us About Public Sector Unions

James Sherk 7-23-14 NYT

It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government.”

That wasn’t Newt Gingrich, or Ron Paul, or Ronald Reagan talking. That was George Meany -- the former president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O -- in 1955. Government unions are unremarkable today, but the labor movement once thought the idea absurd.

Public sector unions insist on laws that serve their interests -- at the expense of the…
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Added by Harry Mathews on March 28, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Parents Have The Right To Opt Out Of AZMerit - Forward This Letter To Your School!

Common Core Fighters,



If you are being told by your school that you cannot "Opt Out of AzMERIT" based on the Attorney General's (AG) opinion (http://www.azed.gov/assessment/files/2014/12/ag-letter-re-parent-request-to-opt-out-of-azmerit_december-2014.pdf), you can forward these Supreme Court case examples…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 27, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Superintendent Douglas Announces Public Review of Arizona Arts Standards

Contact: Sally Stewart

                        Sally.Stewart@azed.gov

                        602-542-5072

 

 

(Phoenix, Ariz., March 27, 2015) – Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is seeking comment on draft versions of…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 27, 2015 at 8:18pm — 2 Comments

CORRECTION: Superintendent Douglas Travels to Washington, D.C. To Advocate for Funding, Flexibility, Arizona Standards

CORRECTION:

In a press release distributed Friday March 27 from the Arizona Department of Education, a statement was made that the Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas met with Sen. Patty Murphy while in Washington, D.C. At the last minute Sen. Murphy was called to the White House and the Superintendent and her colleagues at the Council of Chief Superintendents of Schools…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 27, 2015 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

East Valley Academy Opts Out Of AZMerit

3-27-15

A little Birdie told me:

Janet Ryan, principal of East Valley Academy, a K-6 public charter school, has advised me that she has "better things to do" than administer AZMerit! NONE of the parents of her 3rd – 6th graders wanted the test, and they have all signed the opt-out form (see below).

Letter of Assertion to Opt Out and Refuse the AZMerit Test

Dear Principal _____________________ and Superintendent_____________________,

I do not want my child,…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 27, 2015 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Public School: Never Have so Many Paid so Much to Achieve so Little

Daniel J. Mitchell | Mar 21, 2015

No other nation in the world spends as much on education as the United States.

According to our leftist friends, who…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 22, 2015 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Governor Doug Ducey Announces Appointments to the Arizona Board of Education

[Preface by Anita Christy: Jared Taylor, one of the 5 appointees, is strongly on record against Common Core.  He has strong Conservative values and I am happy to see he has been recommended for the board!  Remember, the Senate confirms the appointments.  Do you like who you see? Y / N?  Share your views with the Senate and our Governor.]


Office of the Arizona…
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Added by Harry Mathews on March 21, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

THE STONE New York Times Opinion Page
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Added by Harry Mathews on March 20, 2015 at 10:22am — No Comments

From A Ku Klux Klan Rally Or The 2015 White Privilege Conference?

photo by Eric Owens, Getty Images/William F. Campbell/The LIFE Images Collection

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 16th annual White Privilege Conference ended on Saturday not with a bang, but with a whimper. The overwhelmingly white group of participants quietly left the swanky hotel where they congregated for four exciting days of workshops, keynote speeches, “safe spaces” and lots of patronizing banter.

And now it’s time for a quiz.

Can you distinguish between workshops that were presented during the 2015 White Privilege Conference and seminars…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 17, 2015 at 10:39am — No Comments

WAIT! Look what the legislature did when we weren't looking!!!

Arizona Freedom Alliance 3-16-15

Patriots and Friends, Sad to say, but it looks like the legislature slipped one by us in the Budget. SB1469 / HB2671 as transmitted to the Governor and signed, made the SBE a new and separate agency and gave them not just 2 full time employees but grew it to 11 full time employees and $1,705,000 lump sum appropriation. While they stopped moving HB2184 with the Ward amendment making the SBE a separate agency they put it in the budget and expanded the…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 17, 2015 at 9:24am — 2 Comments

Superintendent Diane Douglas Supports Assessment Options for Arizona Schools

Arizona Department of Education

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane M. Douglas

                                                             

Contact: Sally Stewart

                        Sally.Stewart@azed.gov

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 17, 2015 at 8:28am — No Comments

Arizona Department of Education Announces Online Certification Portal

Arizona Department of Education

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane M. Douglas

                                      

Contact: Sally Stewart

            Sally.Stewart@azed.gov…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 17, 2015 at 8:17am — 1 Comment

Professors: US flag symbolizes racism, should not be displayed on campus

 Todd Starnes

By    Published March 11, 2015   FoxNews.com

A group of university professors has signed a letter showing their solidarity with students who tried to ban the American flag at the University of California, Irvine – because they said Old Glory…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 13, 2015 at 7:40am — No Comments

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