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May 19, 2015
Gina Ray to Speak 5/23 at Prescott Country Club: AzMERIT and Common Core

Please attend this very important seminar featuring Gina Ray, a Gilbert mom who started "Opt Out Arizona."  She will be speaking on the inferior Common Core standards and inappropriate high stakes testing (AzMERIT).  The mother of four children, Ms. Ray had never been involved in politics before.  After seeing her children experience the negative effects of Common Core, she began reading and researching the entire nationalized system.  She has been lobbying against it ever since and has made a huge impression!  

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Tags: Common Core, AzMERIT, High Stakes Testing
May 19, 2015
Arizona Standards Development Committee Members Chosen

The State Board of Education (SBE) members Jared Taylor, Chuck Schmidt and Greg Miller (President) had a meeting on May 13 to select the 17 members on the new "Arizona Standards Development Committee" which was directed by Governor Ducey to "Replace Common Core."

Here are the 17-members of the "Arizona Standards Development Committee" that were selected:

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Tags: Common Core, AzMERIT, High Stakes Testing
May 17, 2015
Mike Richardson - His Fight Against Tyranny Ended May 15, 2015

It is with great sadness that I write of the loss of Mike Richardson.  On May 10, 2015, he was posting articles on his Facebook page.  On May 15, he was gone.  He died from complications following minor shoulder surgery.  In a way, his death was much like his life.  He never dawdled.  

 

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Tags: Republicans
May 5, 2015
Common Core Listening Tour: Sponsored by Supt. of Public Instruction Diane Douglas

By now, you may have heard about Superintendent Douglas's "We Are Listening Tour" related to K-12 education.  At the Glendale stop, a teacher made this chilling statement:  "I am not opposed to federal overreach. This is the United States of America!"  That statement was greeted with wild applause.

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Tags: Common Core
May 5, 2015
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Standardized Testing

With ridicule and humor, John Oliver drives home the absurdity of Common Core Standards and testing.  All 18 minutes touches on each problem.  (Some foul language has been bleeped.)  At one point, you will see a screen indicating testing companies.  A.I.R. is one of them.  That's the company that produced AZMerit.  Please send this to anyone you see as "on the fence," or who champions Common Core, without knowing the facts.    

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Tags: Common Core
May 1, 2015
Gov. Ducey to Arizona Citizens: "Please Get Involved in the Process to Remove and Replace Common Core"

In his desire to get rid of and replace Common Core, Governor Doug Ducey called for a meeting of anti-Common Core leaders.  That meeting occurred on Tuesday, April 28, and was attended by Gina Ray, Jennifer Reynolds, Lisa Fink, Lisa Hudson, Anita Christy, and others.  State Board members Jared Taylor and Chuck Schmidt also attended. 

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Tags: Common Core
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