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January 24, 2018
Arizona K-12 School Finance Statistics: Why does Arizona Rank #49 in Per Pupil Spending?

You've heard that Arizona ranks 49 in per pupil K-12 spending. On its face, it sounds disgraceful.  But that doesn't mean it's causal to education outcomes.  It also doesn't mean that Arizona is stingy.  There is much more to the story.  The Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA) has put together a 9-page document titled Arizona K-12 School Finance Statistics: Providing Context to a Complex Measurement, that provides factual information relating to the reasons and fallacies surrounding the commonly argued narrative that Arizona doesn't fund K-12 education adequately. 

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Tags: Arizona Legislature, Education, Schools, Taxes
January 15, 2018
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

By Julie Von Vett and Bruce Malone
Published by Search for the Truth 

As stated on the cover of HAVE YOU CONSIDERED Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt,  “For over 200 years, the American judicial system has upheld a standard so strong that a person’s very life can be ended based on this level of confidence.  It is a verdict supported by evidence that is 'beyond a reasonable doubt'... This book is the third in a series of unique devotions presenting evidence for every day of the year that demonstrates it is beyond ANY reasonable doubt that we have a Creator."

Topics cover Anatomy, Biblical Accuracy, Biology, Botany, Christian Truth, Geology, God’s Design, History, and  Paleontology.  Below are eight summaries from 365 more detailed daily devotionals  covered in this extraordinary book.

January 25:  Again and again, archeology confirms that the Scriptures are true.  The Bible tells of slings and stones being used as deadly weapons.  David used them when he killed Goliath (1 Samuel 17), and 700 Benjamites used slings and stones and never missed (Judges 20:16).  So, what have archeologists discovered?  They now recognize that the ancient armies’ most important weapon was the sling.  See Ancient Slingshot Was as Deadly as a .44 Magnum  and Slings and Stones.  

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Tags: Christianity, Creationism, Book Review, Evolution
January 15, 2018
Arizona Origin Science Association Meeting "Censored Science and the Bible"

Please attend a presentation titled "Censored Science and the Bible" at the January 23, 2018 meeting of the Arizona Origin Science Association (AzOSA) to be held athe Payson Public Library meeting room, 328 N. McLane Rd,  at 7:00 pm.

The guest speaker is Bruce Malone, formerly a chemical engineer and patent holder for new products with Dow Chemical.  His  presentation is an overview of the strongest evidence for biblical creation from geology, biology, and astronomy. Explaining how science operates and moving on to visual and unforgettable examples from each area of science, listeners are shown how evolution is a scientific impossibility while creation is the universal reality.

This meeting, as with all AzOSA meetings, is FREE to the public.  

Bruce Malone has published many DVD's and books, including HAVE YOU CONSIDERED Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.  Please see a review of this book on Gila Watch and Gilbert Watch.   You can find additional publications on his website, Search for the Truth.  

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Tags: Christianity, Creationism, Evolution
December 26, 2017
More Common Core Double-talk by Diane Douglas

When does “repeal and replace” not mean “repeal and replace”?  When Supt. Of Public Instruction Diane Douglas says it. 

Incumbent Douglas has been cranking out media releases, including taking a recent victory lap on the anniversary of the State Board of Education’s adoption of “Common Core Rebrand #2.”  Her false “Common Core has been repealed and replaced” narrative has recently appeared in Frosty Taylor’s 12/20/2017 Briefs.  It also appeared in the 12/19/2017 issue of the Yellow Sheet.   

For the record, the Common Core Standards haven’t been repealed or replaced.  At most, they’ve been “tweaked.” 

Don’t be fooled by Douglas’s red herring argument when she states:

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Tags: Common Core, Education, Educational Malpractice, State Board of Education
December 23, 2017
Mary, Did you Know?

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Tags: Christianity
December 17, 2017
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
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Tags: Christianity
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