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April 19, 2015
Tim Carter and Gina Ray: Opposing Views on Common Core

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, the Mingus Mountain Republican Club featured two speakers on Common Core: Tim Carter was recently appointed by Governor Ducey to the Arizona State Board of Education.  He is also the Yavapai County Superintendent of Schools (up for reelection in 2016).  He is on record in support of the Common Core standards.  See Yavapai County school superintendent gets districts ready for common core standards.  

Gina Ray is the Chandler mother of 4 children.  All of her children attend Arizona’s public schools.  Ms. Ray is a former Montessori teacher who was originally for the Common Core standards and high stakes testing, until she educated herself on them. 

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April 11, 2015
Common Core Presentations: Tim Carter and Gina Ray

The Mingus Mountain Republican Club is featuring two speakers on Common Core Issues next Tuesday, April 14, at 12:00 pm in Cottonwood.  The public is invited.  Tim Carter is the Yavapai County School Superintendent.   He is a strong supporter of Common Core and was involved in its development.  Gina Ray is an Arizona mother who at first supported Common Core but, on closer examination, is a vocal opponent.     

MMRC Historian Jack Tinnell will discuss Alexander Hamilton

The meeting will be held at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood, Arizona.  Click HERE for directions to the VFW.

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April 11, 2015
Joy Pullman: Why This Mother is Against Common Core

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April 11, 2015
Arizona Revised Statutes 1-601 and 1-602 explicitly protect parental rights

Nobody, and no entity, has the right to insert themselves between you as a responsible, caring, and protective parent, and your own child.  Nobody.

The following information was provided by Jennifer Reynolds, publisher of Arizonans Against Common Core

Did you know that Arizona Revised Statutes 1-601 and 1-602 explicitly protect parental rights?   So, if your child's teacher, principal, or superintendent, or even if an Arizona Department of Education staff member tells you that you cannot Refuse or Opt Out of the AZ Merit exam, on behalf of your child, send these statutes to them. 

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April 5, 2015
"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal"

Crowder: Come as Your Are

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April 4, 2015
AzMerit Community Meeting, April 6: 5:45-6:45pm, Mesa Main Library

AZMerit testing is coming soon to your local schools. Do you have questions or concerns?

You are invited to attend a Community Meeting about standardized testing in Arizona. Presented by Arizonans who are committed to standing up for parents' and students' rights, the meeting will include information, solutions, and Q & A.

Join us:

Monday, April 6
5:45-6:45 PM
Mesa Main Library, Saguaro Room
64 East 1st Street, Mesa
Call: (480) 243-4190
Email: help@OptOutAZ.org
Visit OptOutAZ.org

(Use of City of Mesa meeting facilities does not constitute endorsement of the beliefs, viewpoints, policies or affiliations of the user by the City of Mesa.)

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