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 Her false “Common Core has been repealed and replaced” narrative has recently appeared in Frosty Taylor’s 12/20/2017 Briefs.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For the record, the Common Core Standards haven’t been repealed or replaced.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:
Barry Jackson, who tutors children in the East Valley, sent the following letter to Betsy Devos, United States Secretary of Education.
Dear Secretary DeVos:
For several months I have been tutoring a student whose school seems to spend an inordinate amount of time preparing students for standardized tests. First it was two days "reviewing" for a Galileo test. Now she says "we are not doing anything" but preparing for another standardized test, and this is taking several days. Along with "fall break"(two weeks) and "early release" Wednesdays, it is at least even money that she is learning more from me in one hour than she receives in a week in school.
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.
Lincoln’s ad titled "Olivia’s Wish List." The music in this video is Suite for Variety Orchestra No. 1: VII. Waltz No. 2 composed by Dmitri Shostakovich and performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra*. Enjoy!
*See below to enjoy André Rieu performing Shostakovich’ "The Second Waltz" live in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
At a recent Legislative District meeting, an opponent of Frank Riggs, who is also running for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, asserted that two bills co-sponsored by former Congressman Riggs "…crippled the logging industry" and "crippled the fishing industry." The fact is that Congressman Riggs did exactly the opposite! His bills helped those industries! He was one of the strongest supporters in Congress of the resource-based industries and private property rights. Because of his opposition to the extreme environmental movement, eco-terrorists targeted Riggs and even rampaged through his office vandalizing it and dragging in a tree stump and chaining themselves to it.
THIS IS WHAT WINNING LOOKS LIKE!!! Thank You President Trump
(Compiled by Sandi Bartlett as of 10/18/2017, stats change often)
Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch
Opened 1st new coal mine in decades
Travel ban reinstated by Supreme Court
Selling American energy to Poland
Withdrew from TPP
Won 4 out of 4 Special Elections
Fired James Comey
Ended “Catch and release” program
Border crossings down over 70%- lowest in 17 years
Crack down on Sanctuary Cities
Consumer confidence at 16 yr high
$4 Trillion of new wealth in stock market
by Roy Carnine
retired trial attorney
Mount Vernon, Illinois
(Anita Christy’s brother)
Shame on the main stream media (i.e., Committing Broadcast Scare aka CBS, National Bull Crap aka NBC and About Bull Crap aka ABC) ) and our elected representatives for not bringing to the nation’s attention frightening facts concerning screwdrivers!