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March 29, 2015
Common Core's Final Legacy: Educational Malpractice and Child Abuse

Would you try to teach a newborn to walk?  Of course not.  You wouldn’t do it, because it isn’t developmentally appropriate.  It would be considered child abuse to force newborns to “persevere” day in and day out to do something their brains and bodies aren’t biologically ready to do.  It would also be child abuse to test, test, test them on their “progress.”  Then, if they fail  arbitrary “benchmarks,” identify them for “progress monitoring.” 

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Tags: Common Core
March 28, 2015
East Valley Academy in Mesa Steadfastly Refuses Common Core and AZMerit!

Janet Ryan, principal of East Valley Academy, a public charter school for grades K-6, has better things to do than to administer AZMerit.  When you see some of those “better things" she's doing, you’ll understand why.  Ms. Ryan states, “The writing portion of the AzMerit Test is completely age inappropriate, and there is much in the test that was hastily thrown together.” 

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Tags: Common Core, East Valley Academy
March 26, 2015
The "AG's Letter" is Claptrap. You CAN Refuse/Opt Out of AZ Merit High Stakes Testing

Has your school cited the "AG's letter" as the reason you cannot refuse/Opt Out of AZ Merit? The former AG's (Arizona Attorney General) opinion fails to trump the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S Constitution.

Here's a letter you can send back stating something along these lines...or feel free to cut and paste:

Dear (insert name of official or officials you plan to address),

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Tags: Common Core
March 26, 2015
AZ MERIT is Creating an Adversarial Relationship Between Parents and the Schools

Oh, the evils that have resulted from Arizona’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards.  A few years ago, most Arizonans hadn’t even heard of Common Core, even though those who support Common Core insist that hundreds of teachers, educational experts, and the public were involved in “developing the standards.”

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Tags: Common Core
March 21, 2015
Opt Out of Common Core's High Stakes Testing!
 

Arizona parents:  Find out how you can Opt out of the AZMerit high stakes testing.  Click HERE for the Opt Out AZ website.  Click HERE to join Opt Out AZ! (Empowering parents to opt out of the AZMerit) Facebook

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Tags: Common Core
March 15, 2015
The Sanctity of Human Life

Given by Pastor Matthew Chandler of The Village Church, this is the best pro-life sermon I have ever heard.  The most important message throughout is this: 

There is no sin so great or so evil that it has more power than the Cross of Jesus Christ, not even murder.  

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Tags: Abortion, Pro Life
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