I'm looking forward to seeing the good this committee can do to help get the problems out of the education department; wasteful spending, too heavy administration, get Christianity back into our history books, and the Word of God back into the classrooms.
We met at the tax meeting last week at Dwayne Farnsworth home. Thanks for letting me know about your website. I plan on attending the school board meeting Tuesday. This IB curriculum is dangerous to our country, and I believe the Race to the Top is part of Obama pushing IB's curriculum down these states throats who "win" the funds. Arizona should not touch federal funding with a 10 foot poll!
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting! FYI we are having our Education Action meeting at 6:15Pm at the same location (just before the school board meeting). You are welcomed to join us!
Thanks for the welcome Harry!
(Would have replied sooner, but somehow my ning profile was disabled soon after joining here.)
Glad to have found you through PhD in IB's TAIB website! I have grandchildren that started attending Frost Elem. and was surprised to learn about IB, particularly the PYP! Hopefully I can make a contribution in restoring our educational system.
I'm an historyteacher recently retired from the gilbert district. I still teach as an adjunct professor at mcc. in thirty seven years I never used a textbook for anything other than ocaissional reference.I have seen first hand the flaws and failures of the american educational system and am anxious to share with anyone who is looking to seriously improve the state of public education in our country. I was something of a nonconformist in my teaching methods and accordind to most of my students and their parents, pretty successful. during a 3 year period from 1998 to 2001,I taught lessons by request at every school in our district at the direction of our superentendent.300 teachers requested my lessons for 60,000 students. I'd like to share my thoughts and ideas. thanks, glen frakes
dear harry, I am determined to be active in tea party meetings. however I teach evening classes at mcc on tues, wed, and thurs. the semester will be over in 4 weeks and I will have my evenings free. in the meantime what can I do to help disseminate information? glen
Thanks, Harry. I facilitate arizonafreedomalliance.org with 30+ active independent tea party groups statewide. You met my co-facilitator, Jim O'Connor, last night at David Horowitz. We also share leadership of Four Score Patriots.
I think your site needs a link on our site. Perhaps put your group up on our Groups tab as a Watch Group.... Watching Arizona Schools! Take a look at our groups and let me know if you want to do that.
I'm a Vietnam Vet. I have been speaking in high schools around the country on the lessons of war and how those lessons pertain to them. I have been doing this for about 12 years. Hope I can be of some help to you. Thank you for what you do. Mark
Here's another good article from a subscription I subscribe too.
Last week The New York Times reported that the federal social safety net is now used to keep the middle class in the middle class much more so than it is used to lift the poor out of poverty. This is causing a lot of resentment among the middle class that still believes its members can work hard and elevate themselves into the upper levels of society. But they really cannot any more.
Were a person to start taking the risks necessary to elevate them and their family out of the middle class, they would have to cut the strings to the safety net under them, which in turn puts them at a competitive disadvantage in the short term to their neighbors. Too few are willing to take that risk.
Compound that with the most horrifying fact you will read today. A single parent family with income of $14,500.00 actually has more disposable income in the United States than a family earning $60,000.00 a year. Yes, you read that correctly.
Now are you ready for your head to explode? "If the family provider works only one week a month at minimum wage, he or she makes 92 percent as much as a provider grossing $60,000 a year." When the government is taxing the middle class to subsidize the middle class and the poor have more disposable income than the middle class, we're doing something wrong. We are failing.
On top of that, now the Nanny State does not just want to subsidize us, they also want to inspect our children’s lunches and convey a sense to our kids that Uncle Sam, not mom and dad, will take care of them. And if you want the really dirty little secret, the fact is this is a bipartisan problem. No one on the left has the fortitude to take on the problem without further subsidies. Too few on the right are willing to tackle the subject. The votes are not there in Congress to do what must be done.
But we must cut the social safety net out from the middle class and, in doing so, make it far simpler for the middle class to grow. We must return to an America where the small businessman can become a big businessman. Today, it is far too difficult for that to happen.
Hi Farry, I just found you here and wanted to join up and say THANKS for the nice things you posted about my book "What Would the Founding Fathers Think?". I appreciate it! I'd love to help in the cause and if I (and my book) can help in any way. We'll have to get in touch. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org