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Harry Mathews's Blog – November 2015 Archive (7)

The ESEA Reauthorization Process Stinks

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Added by Harry Mathews on November 22, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments


11-20-15 EAN 

Before the Off Cycle Election of 2015, property tax rates increased to over 5.25% for Gilbert Public Schools (doubling in 4 years) 


the November election (Off Cycle, mail in only ballot, funded largely by corporations who stand to get rich off the increased cash flow) alone cost the citizens nearly $300,000) gave Gilbert Public Schools another $18.6 million in a 10% Override


the November election also…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 20, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

A serious rant about education jargon and how it hurts efforts to improve schools

By Valerie Strauss November 11

f you have ever had children in school, or read a story about education policy, or participated in a school meeting, or attended school (which is pretty much everyone), you have been confronted with edu-speak. You know, words used to describe various education programs or initiatives or theories that often wind up sowing confusion or rendering important ideas incomprehensible.

The problem is so prevalent that there is…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 12, 2015 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

Yellow Sheet highlights AzRA Education $$ Efforts

by  • SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Arizona Capitol Times Yellow Sheet                                          September 29, 2015

Meanwhile, the Arizona Republican Assembly, a conservative group established in the 1990s that has been recently revived, will hold a private briefing for lawmakers tomorrow morning to tell them why spending more on…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 10, 2015 at 9:48pm — No Comments

AZRA Take on “The $3.5 Billion Education Finance Deal”


While the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) firmly believes that the K-12 District School System in Arizona was adequately funded with the $10.041 Billion (JLBC) in tax revenue – not counting non-tax revenues – it received in the last fiscal year (the highest in history), we also understand that sometimes it is time to stop the fighting and look to the future. Therefore, while we do not endorse that huge increase in taxpayer liability to a system that is dysfunctional, we…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 10, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Damage Done by Fatherlessness

By: Durick Hayden  Posted: Friday, November 6, 2015 1:15 PM

Fatherlessness!  That’s a big word.  How would you define it, if asked?  One could use a lot of statistics to describe or explain one’s particular definition for the word.  My definition can be…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 8, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

Feds Order High School To Allow Boys Who Dress As Girls To Use Girls’ Shower, Locker Room

Eric Owens 11-3-15 vThe Daily Caller

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has ordered a taxpayer-funded school district in the suburbs of Chicago to allow a male transgender student who dresses like a girl and otherwise identifies as female to use the girls locker room and shower on school premises.

The feds delivered the edict against Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Ill. on Monday, …


Added by Harry Mathews on November 4, 2015 at 7:25am — No Comments


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