Common Core Standards are About Pedagogy Not Standards

Common Core Standards are About Pedagogy Not Standards

Too many people are complaining about the Common Core standards and time is running out to do something. It doesn’t require much at all, but it is all that is left to do at this point. AND it is SIMPLE.

I am urging anyone with a computer, or access to one to submit comments regarding Arizona’s K-12 Mathematics and English Language Arts Standards. They must visit https://k12standards.az.gov

The deadline to weigh-in is Friday.

Please consider insisting that the State follow the guidelines created by The Mommy Lobby. They say that academic standards …

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And You Thought Common Core Was Bad?

And You Thought Common Core Was Bad?

And you thought Common Core was bad?

Does it seem the Federal government isn’t listening to the governed?  Well, that’s because they aren’t.  From the Legislative branch to the executive branch, to the judicial and especially the 4th estate, the federal bureaucracy.  Education is a state matter, not a federal canvass to be painted upon at the whim of individuals seeking ultimate power over the people.  Education is not an enumerated power, it is in fact a state matter.

About 6 weeks ago parents, teachers and K-12 …

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HB 2190, Repeal & Replace CC Update

HB 2190, Repeal & Replace CC Update

On Wednesday, March 11 in open session of the 52nd Arizona Legislature, HB 2190, the bill to repeal and replace the Federally dictated program known generally as Common Core, but here in Arizona College and career ready standards, was passed by the House of Representatives on a vote of 34 to 24 with two members not voting.

Members had a spirited, transparent debate over the content and implications of the bill.

We saw crony capitalism on trial for the public to see….

At stake is the future of …

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52 nd Legislature Mid-Point Update

52 nd Legislature Mid-Point Update

As the 52nd Session of the Arizona Legislature opened on January 12th, 2015 we were faced with a budget deficit of over $1.1 Billion, a State Constitutional requirement balance the Arizona budget, a Voter mandate to repeal & replace Common Core, improve border security & public safety, and refurbish our Infrastructure. Each of these is a component to attracting well paying JOB CREATORS who will through their employment of our residents help them create wealth, sustain an enjoyable standard of living and have something to …

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“Arizona must not waste time and resources on suing the Federal government .”  That’s the claim Liberal Democrats Jo Holt and Holy Lyons have made on several occasions throughout the 2014 House of Representatives campaign.

We are left to believe the opposite of that statement must be true of their stand, that Arizona should not vigorously and regularly assert the rights of the State and of the People?  After all we hear (and I firmly believe) even from Democrats that the Constitution is the Law of the land. …

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National Review Issues Common Core Indictment

National Review Issues Common Core Indictment

As the States begin to consume the “poisoned apple” distributed around America, known as Common Core, Stanley Kurtz writes a scathing indictment of just one component of the big government play to seize States rights, in spite of the lack of enumerated power to do so.

Kurtz writes, “Americans are only now just waking up to a quiet but devastatingly effective effort to replace the teaching of traditional American history in our high schools with a new, centrally-controlled, and sharply left-leaning curriculum.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/382400/print

Kurtz god on to say, “The …

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Business Productivity Principles, Meet Government

Business Productivity Principles, Meet Government

I’ve been told on several occasions that government can’t be run like a business.  “It’s “political”, I’m told and “you have to give in to this constituency or that special interest group to cultivate power, the power to get things done”.  If getting things done means even more collaboration for compromise then there is little wonder why we have a so many issues.

The wikipedia definition of Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. It was developed by Motorola in 1986,[1][2] coinciding with theJapanese asset price …

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Paul Harvey on How to Destroy a Nation