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The National Common Core Standards System

This heavily referenced, 48-page document is the result of three months of research effort on the part of members of Arizona's Mommy Lobby, with the help of Emmett McGroarty of the American Principles Project.   It has been distributed to Arizona's House and Senate Education Committees, Governor Ducey's office, most of Arizona's leadership, as well as the Arizona State Board of Education.  If you have questions about Common Core in Arizona (aka Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards) most of the answers are contained in this document titled the National Common Core Standards System.  

Chapter headings include:  1) History of Common Core: America and Arizona; 2) The Common Core are Inferior, Defective, and do Not Lead to Readiness for Authentic College Work; 3) High Stakes Testing; 4) Data Collection and Personally Identifiable Information; and 5) Teacher Accountability.

Please feel free to distribute this document, all or in part, as widely as possible.  Click the title to open the National Common Core Standards System.

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Tags: AzMERIT, Common Core, High Stakes Testing
August 3, 2015
Jeff Flake: The Only Republican to Vote for the Judge Who Blocked Release of Fetal Body Sales Videos

On June 11, 2012, President Obama nominated William Orrick III  to be a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Orrick was a “huge Democratic donor” and bundler for President Obama, raising at least $200,000 for Obama and donated $30,800 to committees supporting him.  He had been recommended by Planned-Parenthood cheerleader Sen. Barbara Boxer.   

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Tags: Abortion, Planned Parenthood
August 1, 2015
Soul Children of Chicago and Lucresia Campbell: "Oh Lord, How Excellent is Thy Name"
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Tags: Christianity
August 1, 2015
Religious Convictions of America's Founders: Caesar Rodney

"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."  Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 

Caesar Rodney.  Rodney served in the Continental Congress  along with Thomas McKean and George Read from 1774 through 1776.  Signer of the Declaration of Independence, he was a native of Dover, Delaware.  He held more public offices than any other Delaware citizen. In addition to being an extremely dedicated delegate, Rodney was also a soldier, judge, and speaker of Delaware's Assembly. 

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Tags: Christianity, Declaration of Independence, Founders
July 25, 2015
Ray Charles and Johnny Cash: Why Me Lord

Written by Kris Kirstofferson

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Tags: Christianity
July 25, 2015
Religious Convictions of America's Founders: Thomas McKean

"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."  Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 

Thomas McKean.  Along with Caesar Rodney of Delaware, Thomas McKean signed the Declaration of Independence.  He was one of Delaware's delegates to the First Continental Congress in 1774 and the Second Continental Congress in 1775 and 1776.  He served as President of Congress (July 10, 1781 – November 4, 1781), was a ratifier of the U.S. Constitution, and served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Governor of Pennsylvania, and Governor of Delaware.

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Tags: Christianity, Declaration of Independence, Founders
July 20, 2015
Arizona K-12 School Finance Statistics: Why does Arizona Rank #48 in Per Pupil Spending?

You've heard the mantra, especially from newspaper editorials around Arizona, accusing the Legislature of "disgraceful, seemingly willful abandonment of our public schools."   (See Payson Schools facing Tough Competition.)   Arizona's news editors don't want you to know the "rest of the story," if it doesn't fit their Leftist world view.  What are the facts?  

The Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA) has put together an 8-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, Schools, Media Malpractice
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