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The National Common Core Standards System

This heavily referenced, 48-page document is the result of three months of research effort on the part of members of Arizona's Mommy Lobby, with the help of Emmett McGroarty of the American Principles Project.   It has been distributed to Arizona's House and Senate Education Committees, Governor Ducey's office, most of Arizona's leadership, as well as the Arizona State Board of Education.  If you have questions about Common Core in Arizona (aka Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards) most of the answers are contained in this document titled the National Common Core Standards System 

Chapter headings include:  1) History of Common Core: America and Arizona; 2) The Common Core are Inferior, Defective, and do Not Lead to Readiness for Authentic College Work; 3) High Stakes Testing; 4) Data Collection and Personally Identifiable Information; and 5) Teacher Accountability.

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Tags: AzMERIT, Common Core, High Stakes Testing
September 4, 2015
Parental Rights Rally! Oct. 17, 10:30 am, State Capitol South Lawn

Click HERE to see the flyer, which includes the address of the event and a map.

Were your children or grandchildren threatened by their school stating they had to take AzMERIT?  Were they told that opting out was "against the law"?  Are you unhappy with the "Common Core-aligned" curriculum, teaching, and AzMERIT in your children's school which supports Common Core?

Do you agree that we should have "local control" over education?

Here is an opportunity for all of us to come together to talk about our Parental Rights and how they have been ignored and trampled on.  Common Core isn't "just a set of standards."  It is an entire system that includes federal and corporate funded and promoted standards, curriculum, high stakes testing, and data mining of personally identifiable student information.  

See below for more details.

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Tags: AzMERIT, Common Core
September 4, 2015
David Coleman, Architect of the Common Core System

Anyone who disputes the fact that David Coleman is the architect of the Common Core Standards hasn't done the slightest bit of basic research.  (See below.)  In this video, you will hear David Coleman, who is now the president and chief executive officer of the College Board, make this statement regarding the Common Core Standards:  "Teachers will teach to the test.  There is no force strong enough on this earth to prevent that.  There's no amount of hand-waving.  There's no amount of saying, 'we teach to the standards, not to the test, we don't do that here,' whatever...."

So, think about Mr. Coleman's statement the next time you hear someone parrot the narrative, "It's just a set of standards." 

 
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Tags: Common Core
September 4, 2015
David Coleman's College Board is Hostile to America

Among those who know the truth about Common Core, it's a well known fact that David Coleman is the primary architect behind this so-called "state led" nationalized Common Core system.  It's important to know that David Coleman, Susan Pimenthal, and Jason Zimba, all lead writers of the Common Core Standards, were the founders of Student Achievement Partners.  SAP is just one of the hundreds of organizations that have been the beneficiary of the Gates Foundation's largesse.   The Gates Foundation has funded the Common Core propaganda machine by at least $2.3 billion.  

Now, as the current president and chief executive officer of the College Board, Coleman has continued his agenda to turn America's children into progressive leftists.  The College Board is a massive nonprofit de facto monopoly, which produces the Advanced Placement Exam as well as the SAT and PSAT tests.

So drastic were the recent changes to the Advanced Placement U.S. History exam, that in June, an open letter signed by 120 professors and historians was sent to the College Board noting that the exam represented a "grave new risk to the study of America's past."   Here are a few excerpts:

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Tags: Common Core, AzMERIT
August 29, 2015
The War Room: In Theaters Now

Please check your local listings for a showing near you.  There will be a special showing in Payson on Saturday, September 5, at 10:00 AM.  $7.00 includes the price of the ticket, drink, and popcorn.  This special is available at the Sawmill Theater located at 201 W. Main Street, Payson, AZ.   

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Tags: Christianity
August 29, 2015
In Christ Alone and Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing: Susanna Heystek

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Tags: Christianity
August 29, 2015
Religious Convictions of America's Founders: George Walton

"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."  Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 

George Walton, Georgia.  

George Walton, an Episcopalian, was born near Farmville, Virginia, in about 1741.  His parents were poor, and both died when George was only 12 years old.  He was apprenticed to a carpenter, a man of limited education, who worked him hard during the day and refused to provide him with a candle to read at night.

But George Walton wasn't an ordinary boy.  He possessed a thirst for knowledge and was gifted with a strong intellect and determined spirit.  He did not enjoy any special advantages, except for his own strong desire to expand his mind and develop his skills of carpentry.  During the day, he would find moments to collect lightwood, which served to allow him to read at night.  

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Tags: Christianity, Declaration of Independence, Founders
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