Attached is the response I received after requesting to add the removal of IB as a discussion item on the March 9th agenda for the Mesa Schoolboard. This is exactly the info that was in the notification I received when I found out my child was enrolled in IB classes. I replied that the answer was not acceptable and resent a request redefining the topic: "COST, ENROLLMENT, EFFECTIVENESS AND REQUESTED ELIMINATION OF IB IN MESA" per advise given by Lisa of… Continue
Added by shimauma on March 3, 2010 at 6:00pm —
UC Irvine AND UC Davis are extremely anti-American, anti-Israel, Anti-white, ultra-Leftist campuses. These symbols are often planted by Leftists to create the false impression that their radical teachings are needed. DON'T BE FOOLED BY THESE TACTICS. IT IS THE LEFTISTS THEMSELVES WHO ARE LIKELY DOING THIS. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE CONSUMED WITH HATE AND INTOLERANCE. THESE LEFTISTS ARE SICK AND VERY DANGEROUS
Racist incidents, protests… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on March 3, 2010 at 12:00pm —
This is the contact page for the members of the Mesa School board
Please urge them to add the request for removal of IB from Mesa Schools to their March 9 agenda. If we could just talk about it, we can give Mesa parents a more informed position on the curriculum being taught.
Added by shimauma on March 1, 2010 at 7:00pm —
If you already get Media Matters, then you already know about this article, but in case you don't, check it out.
They told the kids NOT to take it home. I realize this happened in California, but how much longer before it comes here??? Continue
BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS
Survey asks students when they lost virginity
Added by shimauma on February 28, 2010 at 1:30pm —
A California judge has denied that parents are entitled to keep their kids out of pro-gay school lessons. Numerous Alameda school district parents claimed their right to have their children excused from such curriculum under a California "opt out" provision. Education Code section 51240 allows pupils to skip "health instruction" that conflicts with their parents' religious training or beliefs.
Katherine Alberts, attorney for the district, claimed the controversial lesson is explicitly part… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on February 27, 2010 at 1:18pm —
The U.S. Census Bureau has launched an aggressive campaign targeting school children in an effort to influence their parents to participate in the 2010 Census. The program is part of a $13 billion national public information effort, and will reach about 56 million students in 118,000 schools.
The plan is to disseminate posters, maps, teaching guides and lesson plans to every school in the nation, Puerto Rico and U.S. island territories. The Bureau is also helping schools plan for a Census… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on February 27, 2010 at 1:16pm —
February 26, 2010by Phyllis Schlafly
President Barack Obama's budget has added more than $100 billion of federal taxpayers' money to what is called "education," so that means it will be spent by alumni of the Saul Alinsky school of radical community organizing and/or the Chicago Democratic machine. We're indebted to Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com for exposing the shocking use of some of these funds.
Obama is using the public schools to recruit a private army of… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on February 26, 2010 at 4:26pm —
Teacher tackles gunman supected in school shooting
By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press Writer P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press Writer
LITTLETON, Colo. – The gunman was walking through a middle school parking lot and taking shots at students with a hunting rifle as terrified teenagers ran for their lives. He had just wounded two students and seemed ready to unleash more violence when a math teacher named David Benke sprung into… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on February 24, 2010 at 10:14am —
On page 68 of the attached Arizona Superintendant of Schools report please see the ADM (last column) which is how much that district spends per student.
Just on this page alone we can see the state spends between $6,437 and $24,862 per student. Classroom sizes range from 25 - 35 students that's betweem $160,925 and $870,170 per classroom! The teachers make between 35K and 50K per year. My conversations with teachers indicate that students can't spell or write any better than they did… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on February 24, 2010 at 10:00am —
Join an ASU campus reform group:
Added by Harry Mathews on January 13, 2010 at 12:49pm —
"...8-year-old son was sent home from school and required to undergo a
psychological evaluation after drawing a stick-figure picture of Jesus
Christ on the cross."
Added by Harry Mathews on January 13, 2010 at 12:47pm —
If you can attend this meeting please respond to this discussion. The EAC (Education Action Committee) would like to address the board with our concerns regarding the teaching of civics in the classroom:
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - Organizational Meeting/Regular Board Meeting, 7 p.m.
Educational Complex… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on January 13, 2010 at 12:43pm —
David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.
WallBuilders is a name taken from the Old Testament writings of Nehemiah, who led a grassroots movement to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore its strength and honor. In the same way, WallBuilders seeks to energize the grassroots today to become involved in… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on January 13, 2010 at 12:42pm —
County settles over 'Nobama' student bust
Published: Jan. 7, 2010 at 11:45 PM
GOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A Colorado county has agreed to pay $4,000 to a student arrested for wearing a "Nobama" sticker on his shirt during a visit to his school by Michelle Obama.
The American Civil Liberties Union represented Blake Benson in his fight with Jefferson County, The Denver Post reported. Benson, who was also carrying a sign supporting the Republican presidential… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on January 13, 2010 at 12:41pm —
By APRIL CASTRO, Associated Press Writer April Castro, Associated Press Writer – 1-13-10
AUSTIN, Texas – Parents, teachers and activists began sounding off Wednesday on how history — topics from the fall of the Roman Empire to Texas cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash — will be taught to millions of Texas children for the next decade.
The State Board of Education started hearing testimony, before a tentative vote this week on new social studies curriculum standards that will… Continue
Added by Harry Mathews on January 13, 2010 at 10:30am —