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February 24, 2015
Urgent: Please Email/Call AZ House Members: Vote Yes to HB2190 AND HB2246

The following was compiled by a team of dedicated fighters who are committed to eradicating Common Core and restoring local control in Education.     

HB 2190 and HB 2246 “Restoring local control in Education by Repealing/Replacing Common Core” and “Parental Right to opt out of Assessments” recently passed out of the House Education Committee.  However, that was only the first of many more steps to change our education policy.

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Tags: Common Core
February 23, 2015
Open Letter to Arizona Legislators: Mother Speaks out Against Common Core

February 22, 2015

Dear Arizona Legislators,

Greetings.  I am sending this letter to encourage you to please vote in favor of all legislation that removes the implementation of Common Core State Standards (or standards like CCSS) and standardized testing based on CCSS (such as AZMerit and PARCC) from the state of Arizona as a requirement. 

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Tags: Common Core
February 17, 2015
No More Common Core: Part 2 of 9

Part 2 of 9 covers "Data Mining the Minds of Arizona's Children."  

Please click HERE to read Part 1 of 9: "How Arizona Got Tangled up In Common Core" and "Race to the Top (RTTT) Money -   Did the Arizona State Board of Education Ignore Arizona Law?"

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”  Amendment IV:  The Constitution of the United States

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Tags: Common Core
February 10, 2015
No More Common Core: Part 1 of 9

Several bills are beginning to make their way through the Arizona legislature’s first regular session of 2015.  Some are designed to defeat and replace the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) also known as Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards (ACCRS).  This series of nine articles has been written to inform you about why Common Core needs to be defeated and replaced.  These articles only scratch the surface, because the tentacles go on forever.   Tucson teacher and author Brad McQueen rightly calls it the “Common Core Leviathan.” 

Part 1 of 9 covers "How Arizona Got Tangled up In Common Core" and "Race to the Top (RTTT) Money -  Did the Arizona State Board of Education Ignore Arizona Law?" 

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Tags: Common Core
February 10, 2015
Diane Douglas Stands up for Parents and Schools and Pushes Back on Ridiculous Federal Regulations
Tags: Schools
January 21, 2015
Is the Use of "Beyond Textbooks" Violating Arizona Law? You Be the Judge

As of this writing, over 90 Arizona schools and school districts have adopted a K-12 educational program called Beyond Textbooks (BT).  BT was designed by the Vail School District in Tucson, Arizona, and they have had great success using it in that district.  The instructional program at Vail is considered a model of student achievement.

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