The Race to the Top program is yet another federal scheme to bribe taxpayers with their own money. Unfortunately, state governments eager to receive handouts from Washington prefer to beg at the federal table for scraps rather than try to raise necessary monies directly. Nevertheless, the United States will not achieve educational excellence by… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 31, 2010 at 11:25am —
|The New Federal Curriculum And How It's Enforced
By Allen Quist
The new federal curriculum is a…
Added by Kathy E. Bessler on March 31, 2010 at 11:15am —
The proposed Parental Rights Amendment will preserve the time-honored principles of parental rights in the actual text of the Constitution, just as the Bill of Rights preserves other fundamental rights.
Section One:… Continue
Added by Kathy E. Bessler on March 31, 2010 at 11:04am —
A Roommate is a Roommate? Coming Soon to a Campus Near You
Author, Speaker, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Kayla Eland and Lindon Pronto are roommates at Pitzer College in California. They, along with students at a growing number of colleges and universities, are pioneering a new trend — coed roommates.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Eland and Pronto "are not a couple and neither is gay." The paper adds, "They are just… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 30, 2010 at 7:34am —
K-12 Children took a "field trip" on public school buses to the TEA Party on Friday at the Capitol and were handed professionally pre-printed protest signs by their teachers and told to stand out on the street to protest against the TEA Party. Hello? Is this a good way to spend our tax dollars? Is this a good way to treat our children? Is this the way we want our teachers to behave? This is a new low and that is getting harder to accomplish these days.
Added by Harry Mathews on March 27, 2010 at 1:00pm —
"While parents, schools, provinces and states across North America bicker about the democratic process of running public schools, forces are manipulating education from behind the scenes. Major international players are reshaping public education to suit their own self-serving agendas, without regard for the wants of parents and the welfare of their children. This video lecture documents how today's educational system dumb down kids… Continue
Added by LexetLibertas on March 27, 2010 at 1:40am —
I did not write the following partial book review, but Christene did an excellent job! I have not finished it yet, but am appalled at what I HAVE read so far! She has accurately described what I have read so far. This was on the internet when I googled the book. Since there is advice on what we can do in Part 4 of the book, I will skip to that next so I can report to the next Education Committee Meeting.
Saturday, July 05, 2008
First Thoughts about “From Crayons to Condoms”… Continue
Added by Merrianne Geisdorf on March 25, 2010 at 11:49pm —
Arizona's eighth-graders were in first grade when the No Child Left Behind Act became law, but, like the nation's eighth-graders, their average reading scores have stagnated since the act's debut in 2002, according to the latest annual "Nation's Report Card" results released Wednesday.
The state's eighth-graders remain 4 points behind the national average, placing Arizona 41st among states and the District of Columbia. Arizona's fourth-graders lag 10 points behind the national average,… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 25, 2010 at 10:19am —
It might be interesting to at least get a reaction to the Christian prayer group idea from the school board. I can see it going by the way of "Separation of Church & State", but if God is being replaced by Mother Earth....
Added by Kathy E. Bessler on March 24, 2010 at 8:33am —
Don't know if this was an IB school but I bet the thought process is the same...
I gotta wonder about the mother, why she wasn't involved enough in her daughter's life to realize she was making dumb decisions, but the school completely overstepped it's function.
Added by shimauma on March 24, 2010 at 6:46am —
We will schedule our next meeting soon. In the mean time i would like for everyone to put into writing (A paragraph - or much more if you like) how you think we might solve the issues we discussed tonight. Pick one issue or several. Share your thoughts and insights. We can discuss each and fomulate our solutions.
Also, please think about preparing a 5 minute presentation that can be given to a local TEA Party group or shared so that other members can do likewise.
Added by Harry Mathews on March 22, 2010 at 10:22pm —
EAST VALLEY EDUCATION ACTION COMMITTEE
REPORT FOR MARCH 22, 2010
IDENTIFYING ISSUES / FORMULATING SOLUTIONS
· Our most recent meeting of the EV Education Action Committee took place at the Village Inn in Mesa on Monday March 22 at 5:30. This was our best attended meeting so far and much ground was covered. State Senator John Huppenthal ( Dist 20) was in attendance. There were a number of new people to the group there including many teachers, parents and… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 22, 2010 at 10:00pm —
(The following is from a recent newsletter from Family Watch International)
As we noted in our first report from the UN Convention on the Status of Women (CSW) a couple of weeks ago, Family Watch was the first organization to report the stunning story of a highly sexually graphic booklet that was available at a parallel event held by the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. called “Girls Only Workshop.” This story has created quite a stir in the U.S. and in other… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 18, 2010 at 11:30pm —
I opened my gmail to see the snotty little commentary that follows:
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I happened across your "IB" website wherein you poke fun at a local school district that is working hard to…
Added by shimauma on March 12, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Sex education will be the topic of two meetings planned THIS week by Kyrene School District. The meetings Tuesday and Wednesday will allow parents and community members to weigh in on curriculum of sex education and human growth and development for seventh- and eighth-graders.
The meetings run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kyrene District Office, 8700 S. Kyrene Road. The curriculum consists of five lessons and a document, "Guidelines for Presenters." The district is seeking feedback… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 8, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Barry Goldwater High School – Phoenix
Cactus Shadows High School – Cave Creek
Carden Traditional School of Surprise - Surprise
Chandler High School - Chandler
Cholla High Magnet School – Tucson
Desert Mountain High School – Scottsdale
Grand Canyon Elementary School – Grand Canyon
Ironwood High School – Glendale
Millennium High School – Goodyear
Nogales High School – Nogales
North Canyon High School – Phoenix
North High School –… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 7, 2010 at 10:23pm —
Thanks to Tim Naquin for drawing attention to the fact that the IB indoctrination is taking place at Chandler High School
Added by Harry Mathews on March 7, 2010 at 10:06pm —
did you see the article in the republic "prepare students to be good stewards of the environment" ? students hand out "energy violation tickets" when they see a light left on or a door left open...... what next, are they going to br turning their parents in to the Energy Police?
Added by Bradford C. Gordon on March 7, 2010 at 7:17am —
Question: Who should raise a child?
a) A Government Social Worker
b) An 18-Member Panel of UN Experts
c) The Child's Parents
If you support the fundamental right of parents, rather than government, to direct the upbringing and education of their children, please read the following bulletin and sign the petition at www.parentalrights.org
There are two serious and imminent threats to parental rights that cannot be… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 4, 2010 at 7:36am —
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