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

11-10-15

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…

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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…

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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, …

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

Arizona K-12 School Finance Statistics: Why does Arizona Rank #48 in Per Pupil Spending?

Gilbert Watch 7-20-15

You've heard the mantra, especially from newspaper editorials around Arizona, accusing the Legislature of "disgraceful, seemingly willful abandonment of our public schools."   (See Payson Schools facing Tough Competition.)   Arizona's news editors don't want you to know the "rest of the…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 31, 2015 at 1:29am — No Comments

David Greene: Teachers or Technology?

Diane Ravitch 10-29-15 

Teacher and teacher trainer David Greene tells a true story about a teacher in an unnamed district.

Read it and see what you think.

“Derrick’s Story”

The other night I had dinner with a couple I’ve known for a long time. Let’s just say that one of these people is not named “Derrick,” but that’s the name I will use. It will be easy to understand why as I tell this story. The facts are correct, but I will not identify him nor identify the…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 30, 2015 at 9:59am — No Comments

White County citizens decry textbook that promotes Islam





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Added by Harry Mathews on October 30, 2015 at 9:28am — 2 Comments

UPDATE: After apologizing for ‘God is myth’ lesson, school goes on attack against 7th grader

 October 29, 2015 EAG News

Victor Skinner VICTOR SKINNER 



Victor is a communications specialist for EAG and joined in 2009. Previously, he was a newspaper journalist.

KATY, Texas – Katy Independent School District officials said Tuesday an assignment that required students to label God a myth was “ill-conceived,” but now they’re walking back the…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 30, 2015 at 1:07am — No Comments

**911 Emergency Alert**

Patriots:

You need to read the analysis of the Ducey K-12 plan ASAP  …

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 29, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments

Our Take on “The $3.5 Billion Education Finance Deal” by Arizona Freedom Alliance

 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…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 29, 2015 at 8:31am — No Comments

Settlement Reached In Cave Creek V. Dewitt

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 29, 2015 at 8:06am — No Comments

Arizona Capitol Times Reports On Education Law Suit settlement

10-27-15 Arizona Freedom Alliance…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 27, 2015 at 9:01pm — No Comments

GOP plan would give Arizona schools $3.5 billion increase

[Editor:  School funding has become something of a scam.  The…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 27, 2015 at 7:51am — No Comments

Arizona Senate president says "deal in principle" reached to settle school funding lawsuit

PHOENIX — Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs says a deal in principle has been reached to settle a…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 24, 2015 at 9:05pm — No Comments

TAX GOUGING IS THROUGH THE ROOF!!!

Wes Harris 10-20-15

 

In case you had any thought of voting for any of the 30 odd school bond overrides being fousted upon the unsuspecting tax payers of Arizona, I think a review of the attached article may change your mind.  If that does not work then may I suggest that you look at your latest tax bill (that is if you get it directly) or contact your bank and get a copy to review just what…
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Added by Harry Mathews on October 20, 2015 at 9:46am — 2 Comments

MU students: Remove statue of ‘racist rapist’ Thomas Jefferson

By  | October 12, 2015 



Some students at the University of Missouri are so bothered by a statue of Thomas Jefferson they’ve issued a Change.org petition to have it…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 20, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments

Victimhood Now Top Teaching Qualification

28 September 2015 The Report Card

Editor: www.thereportcard.org “Diversity” politics that is the flavor of the day on campus, is really nothing more that various groups claiming to be victims of White American imperialism, greed, bigotry and oppression. Looking for…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 20, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments

Charters Outperform Traditional Public Schools, Unions Protest

19 October 2015 The Report Card

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org More than two decades since charter schools first appeared in the U.S. as an experiment, they are poised to become mainstream in many parts of the country. About 2.5 million, or 5.1% of public-school students, were enrolled in about 7000 charter schools in the 2013-2014 school year, up from 300,000, or 0.7%, in 1999-2000, according to federal statistics. The…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 20, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Republican Party of Maricopa County Calls For Sweeping Reforms To Override Election Laws

October 16, 2015

Contact: Jake Hoffman, Communications Director, (480) 980-7020, Jake@MaricopaCountyGOP.com

Tempe, Arizona – The Maricopa County GOP is calling for sweeping reforms to school district override election laws, in order to…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 19, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments

Ducey Appoints Yet Another Edu-Gangster To The Board Of Regents

Wes Harris 10-18-15

Dear Governor,

 

I but wonder who you have vetting the candidates you nominate for the various boards under your jurisdiction.  This latest one leaves us wondering if you are really interested in controlling the runaway tuition increases in our publicly funded colleges and…

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Added by Harry Mathews on October 18, 2015 at 8:35am — 4 Comments

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