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1. High Stakes Testing - Expensive, Wasteful, Ineffective Child Abuse

Hopefully, you read the letter that educational tutor Barry Jackson sent to Betsy DeVos.  In it you can see the damage that is being done to our children by the Arizona State Board of Education when they, along with then Gov. Jan Brewer and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne, in 2010, brought the Common Core Machine to Arizona.  They did this in hopes of "winning" millions of dollars from our federal government via Race to the Top.  

Since that time, Common Core has been rebranded, twice.  Further, the pro-Common Core State Board has ensured that the damage continues.  These people consider themselves "experts," a term that is being met with cynicism by a growing number of critically thinking people. 

"Board member Jared Taylor, who has been consistent in his opposition to Common Core, was the lone “no” vote.

“The bottom line is that I am very disappointed that we kicked the parents to the curb and ignored the will of the voters when they elected Diane Douglas. Yet she led the way today; we just renewed Common Core,” stated Taylor.  Arizona State Board Of Education Approves Rebrand Of Common Core Standards

If you have any doubts about the negative effects of High Stakes Testing, there are many others who agree with Barry Jackson.  They also say it is counter-productive, expensive, wasteful, and it is also child abuse.   

As you read some of the comments below from the real experts, both local and national,--there are thousands more that I have not quoted--please recall that the Arizona State Board of Education voted in April 2017, to make 90% of a school's A-F grade dependent on how well their students scored on the High Stakes test, AZMerit.   

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Tags: AzMERIT, High Stakes Testing, Common Core, Educational Malpractice, State Board of Education, Education
2. Middle School Suicides Double as Common Core Testing Intensifies

Did you happen to see this article by Steven Singer?  More importantly, did PARENTS see it?  Sure, school is hard. Kids complain.  If they really, really complain, parents go to the teachers.  Teachers reassure them. Principals and Superintendents reassure them.  After all, they're the "experts," not parents.  Kids are just "softer" than when we went to school.  Right?

Wrong.  Something is very, very wrong.   

"Here’s a high stakes testing statistic you won’t hear bandied about on the news.  The suicide rate among 10- to 14-year-olds doubled between 2007 and 2014 – the same period in which states have increasingly adopted Common Core standards and new, more rigorous high stakes tests.  For the first time, suicide surpassed car crashes as a leading cause of death for middle school children.  In 2014, the last year for which data was available, 425 middle schoolers nationwide took their own lives."   

In April 2017, the Arizona State Board of Education voted to give Arizona schools a grade of A-F, based on student AZMerit test scores. Members of the State Board of Education are "experts," too. Right?  

According to Jared Taylor, with his moral compass intact, voted against this travesty.  He stated:

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Tags: AzMERIT, Common Core, Educational Malpractice, State Board of Education
3. The First Time I Had Sex, by Tina Marie Griffin

Tina Marie Griffin writes"I talk a lot about the first time I had sex—for a VERY important reason.  The first time I had sex was on my wedding night when I was 29 years and 51 weeks old…"

This is the kind of very important article that you don't read much anymore.  That's because Ms. Griffin's message is about being God-Centered, not Self-Centered.  It's about respecting her body and cherishing her virginity and giving it as a gift to only one person – her husband.

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Tags: Christianity, Christian Persecution, Educational Malpractice, Families
4. TEEN VOGUE Normalizes Sodomy for Young Girls and Shows Them How to do it

Teen Vogue is an online magazine that targets teenage girls.  It used to feature fashion, celebrities, and shopping.  Since 2015, it began including politics (aka "Trump hatred") and current affairs (transgenderism, deviant sex, anti-Christian, anti-God).  The print version reached over 1 million young people.  The online version, especially now that it has sensationalized the most depraved human activites, is snagging even more teenagers, even children as young as 11.  See Teen Vogue - Wikipedia

I normally would ignore a publication like this, not wanting to give it a shred of publicity.  However, parents need to know and understand the kind of information being peddled to their children via their tablets, iPads, Notebooks, Smartphones, etc.

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Tags: Educational Malpractice, Schools, Families, Planned Parenthood, Christianity, Christian Persecution
5. Assistant Principal to Peaceful Protesters: "They Aren't Children! They're Cells! You are at a science-based school!”

In late April 2017, 16-year old Connor Haines and his sister Lauren, 19, were peacefully protesting against the holocaust of abortion, and sharing the gospel.  They were legally on a public sidewalk outside of STEM Academy, Downingtown, Pennsylvania.   They held signs and were calling out to students and others who were leaving the school in their vehicles.   

After a few minutes,  Assistant Principal Zachary Ruff approaches and tells them to get off the public sidewalk.  Connor says they are there legally.  Ruff again orders them to leave.  Connor suggests he call the police.  Connor explains they are protesting the holocaust (abortion) happening in America.  Ruff tells him to leave.  It becomes clear that Connor won't back down.  

In less than a minute from initially ordering Connor and Lauren to leave, Ruff tells Connor to "Go to H**L, where THEY are!"  (Who's "they"?)  Aborted babies.

It gets worse.

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Tags: Abortion, Educational Malpractice, Pro Life, Schools
6. Not in Our Schools: Stop the Planned Parenthood Invasion

Ms. Peggy McClain has been investigating and reporting on the hyper-sexualization of Arizona's school children for several years.   She has worked very hard to open the eyes of parents who find it hard to believe that their child's school could possibly be a physically and emotionally dangerous place.  Some parents sense that something is wrong, but their common sense is overridden by the assurances of the "experts," especially because they are so nice about it.  Until, that is, the parent continues to express their concerns.  Ms. McClain helps parents refuse to be manipulated and take charge of their children's education.  See Delphi Technique - Anyone Who Wants to be Involved in Their Child's Education Should Understand This.   

Ultimately, young women who have had an abortion know that they have ended the life of their own child.  It is an agonizing fact they must live with for the rest of their lives, no matter how much Planned Parenthood and other abortionists try to dehumanize that child, even to the point of outright lying.  See Abortion Facility Misleads Women, Showing Them Deceiving Depictions of Fetal Development .  

Today's young people need to know that one-third of their generation has been wiped out by abortion.  

Even the schools in Arizona are trying to "normalize" promiscuity, sexual experimentation, and abortion.  If your common sense tells you that this is wrong, you are right.  No matter which school your child is attending, I urge you to review Ms. McClain's blog, Not In Our Schools, which is updated frequently.  You can also sign up to receive newsletters, and follow the blog on Twitter.  Recent articles include:

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Tags: Abortion, Pro Life, Educational Malpractice, Families, Schools
7. AZMerit High Stakes test now accounts for 90% of a school’s letter grade

An article published on April 28, 2017 in the Arizona Daily Independent, reports on a recent vote by the Arizona State Board of Education to use the results of Common Core-aligned AZMerit high stakes test to grade public schools.  

Arizonans Against Common Core, Mommy Lobby AZ, and Opt Out AZ, released a statement after the vote: “Parents advocating for their children and teachers are dismayed by the A-F Accountability plan adopted by the Arizona State Board of Education. One high stakes test now accounts for 90% of a school’s letter grade. This decision reveals the SBE believes parents are incapable of selecting schools on their own. Few other factors matter to the state; however, parents make thoughtful school choices based on their own values, research, and judgment.”

So, the AZ. State Board of Education is using the controversial, unvalidated, one-size-fits all, secretive, high stakes AZ Merit to “evaluate” every public school in Arizona. The only people who have seriously donned their thinking caps are SBE board member Jared Taylor, Choice Academies president Ms. Lisa Fink, and commentators “Listen to a Mom” and Edward Cizek. The letter grade a school receives using AZ Merit scores as the most critical criteria, will be useless to parents. Do the board members actually believe otherwise? What a waste of time, effort, and money. Ms. Fink, who is quoted extensively, uses Consumer Reports as an example of what truly passes for an evaluation of a product.  I would add that we use far more criteria evaluating the nutritional value of canned soup and cereal.

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Tags: AzMERIT, Common Core, Educational Malpractice, State Board of Education
8. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Common Core Standards

Golly, I don't know who to believe.  Diane Douglas or my own lyin' eyes?  

(Slide of the above image provided by Robert Michael.)

To read the Common Core Math Standards compared to the "Replacement," click HERE.  

To read the Common Core ELA (English/Language Arts) Standards compared to the "Replacement," click HERE

You don't need a college degree to see that Arizona hasn't "replaced" Common Core.  All you need is the ability to put on your thinking cap and read. 

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Tags: Common Core, Educational Malpractice, State Board of Education
9. How Much of the Common Core Standards Really Changed?

Wouldn't you think that, by now, most Arizonans know that Superintendent Diane Douglas is lying when she repeatedly tells people that Arizona's "new standards are 'No way' Common Core-like"!!  I guess she thinks that, if she repeats the lie often enough, people will believe it.  

Gilbert Watch has published two side-by-side comparisons, which were put together by a mother with the Mommy Lobby:  1) The old Common Core Math compared to Arizona's New Math Standards, and 2) The old Common Core English/Language Arts standards compared to Arizona's New English/Language Arts standards.   

Recently, a mother with the Mommy Lobby produced a simple, two-sided flyer that you can distribute to your friends, family, legislators, parents, children, by-standers, curiosity seekers, etc:  "How Much of the Common Core Standards Really Changed?"

For anyone who wants to know everything there is to know about Common Core, so you, too, can be sick to death of it, see below.  As for me, I'm researching homeschooling.

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Tags: Common Core, Educational Malpractice, AzMERIT, State Board of Education
10. Arizona's Newest K-12 English/Language Arts Standards No Different than Common Core

As clearly shown in a previous article titled Arizona's Newest K-12 Math Standards No Different than Common Core, the same is true of the English/Language Arts (ELA) Standards.  

One of the mothers with the Mommy Lobby has completed a 93-page side-by-side comparsion of the old Common Core K-12 ELA Standards to Arizona’s Final “repealed and replaced” Draft.  

Click HERE to see with your own eyes how the Math Standards compare.

Click HERE to see with your own eyes how the English/Language Arts Standards compare.

So, the next time you hear someone say how Arizona's Common Core standards have been repealed or eliminated, you will know it's a lie.  

You have the evidence at your fingertips.

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Tags: Common Core, Educational Malpractice, State Board of Education
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