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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Can Values Voters Seize Control of Their Government?

Can Values Voters Seize Control of Their Government?

The article below is reprinted in it’s entirety from WND because it is spot on analysis, it points to the serious problem we, the value voters have at hand.

The establishment GOP will not listen to the grass roots, values voters.  Why?  Because the GOP establishment actually believes it was their work that won the election for conservative Republicans November 2014.  What the GOP is missing is the votes for principled representation were not for “go-along to get-along” power brokering.

In my humble opinion, after the Christmas …

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Paying for Improved Educational Outcomes

Paying for Improved Educational Outcomes

Arizona residents for the most part have made a statement that they are taxed enough already.  With voter initiatives that cap taxation and earmark what specific taxes will pay for point directly to the frustration level of tax payers.  I also believe we are taxed enough already.

It is one thing to claim that if elected one will improve education and restore reason to the legislature, it is another thing to pay for it.  Arizona is in debt and has a structural debt projected for FY …

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1030 KVOI The Voice – Mark Finchem

1030 KVOI The Voice – Mark Finchem

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