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Texas warns book publishers: 'No more white-washing Islam'

State board adopts resolution calling for fairness regarding world's religions

Posted: September 24, 2010 5:30 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh © 2010 WorldNetDaily

The elected Texas Board of Education today adopted a resolution that warns textbook publishers to be careful and provide fair treatment of the world's religions – or face being snubbed by the state that buys more textbooks than any other.

The resolution, introduced by former Texas school board member Randy… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on September 27, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Student campaigns to restore Pledge of Allegiance

For the first time in 40 years, high-school students in Arlington, Mass., are able to recite, in a school environment, those familiar words: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

The opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance is the result of the work of Arlington High School senior Sean Harrington, who spent three years trying to get his town's… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on September 27, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Common Core Standards For Public Schools: A Bad Idea

by Phyllis Schlafly September 17, 2010

The No Child Left Behind Act, which allowed states to set their own public school standards for "proficiency," is opposed and considered a failure by all factions in the education world. Therefore, we obviously should force all kids in every state to be held to uniform national standards of proficiency. Right? No; wrong. But that bad idea is being aggressively promoted by the Obama Administration. The mailed fist in the velvet glove is the… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on September 26, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Texas Fights For Us All Against Pro-Islamic Textbooks

Texas Fights For Us All Against Pro-Islamic Textbooks

Saturday, 25 September 2010 00:59

Paul Cooper -

“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.” - Christopher Hurley

That famous quote by Hurley is exactly what many on the Texas school board are afraid of. Will our young people get “a whole new life” that ignores the dangers of Radical Islam?

The recent uptick in the… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on September 26, 2010 at 7:27pm — No Comments

School districts use public money to influence Arizona elections

Goldwater Institute Daily Email

September 8, 2010

Ever wondered who’s behind those “I Vote 4 Education” signs sprouting up on street corners across Arizona? They’re sponsored by an issue advocacy group called Expect More Arizona. That group is funded by a variety of interests including the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA), which represents public officials who oversee taxpayer-funded school districts.

ASBA has been directly involved in several recent Arizona elections.… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on September 9, 2010 at 2:24am — No Comments

Feds Probing Arizona Yet Again — Teacher Hiring

by Pat_S on September 8, 2010

This time it’s about the state’s standards for English teachers. Arizona wants them to be fluent in English. The feds assume this is bigotry.

Feds probing claims of bias against Arizona’s non-native English speaking teachers

The federal government is investigating whether Arizona has discriminated against teachers who are not native English speakers, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne confirmed Tuesday.

The state Department of… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on September 8, 2010 at 8:24pm — 5 Comments

Do You Know What Your Kids Are Viewing-at school!?!?

No parent can perfectly monitor the behavior of their child every hour of the day. But do you know what your kids may be viewing…at school?

In the 1995 First Circuit Court of Appeals case Brown v. Hot, Sexy, and Safer Productions, Inc. the court acknowledged as fact that “[t]he minor teenagers in this case were compelled to attend a sexually explicit AIDS awareness assembly without prior parent approval,” and “the defendants’ failure to provide opt-out procedures … displayed a… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on September 7, 2010 at 10:31pm — No Comments


Whenever government employees get raises it is usually done in order to “bring employees' salaries closer to their counterparts”. Since all government agencies do this, the salaries will continue to explode for government employees.

About 1,700 Northern Arizona University employees, from secretaries to professors to vice presidents, are getting raises ranging from $500 to more than $29,000 apiece.

University officials said the boosts are "market… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on September 5, 2010 at 8:39am — No Comments

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