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July 31, 2017
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
July 31, 2017
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
July 31, 2017
Wait for Me - Rebecca St. James

For young women (older women, too!) who want to separate the men from the boys....

God will bring the right person in His perfect timing. God wants you to trust Him and focus on serving Him now, so you’ll meet your best friend while you’re serving the Lord. How cool is that? And if you’ve already been sexually active, God forgives, forgets and that is NOT who you are as a person. Your past is not your identity. You can make better choices starting at this very moment."  Tina Marie Griffin


 

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Tags: Christianity, Families
July 30, 2017
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
July 15, 2017
It's OK to Kill a Baby in the Womb when.....

This video features the aftermath of abortion.  Abortion causes thousands of women to commit suicide every year. Their pain is denied by those who support the billion dollar abortion industry, so they suffer alone.  The Truth is that the suicide rate is significantly higher among women who have had an abortion compared to women in the general population, and even higher compared to women who gave birth.   (See below.)

Midway through this video, watch how many people change their minds about a "woman's right to choose," when the interviewer says: "Please finish this sentence. It's OK to kill a baby in the womb when....."

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Tags: Abortion, Pro Life
July 1, 2017
Diane Douglas Underwater; Frank Riggs Swimming to the Top

According to a recent Capitol Times Yellow Sheet Report titled “Underwater is a Bad Place to Be,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is going to have an uphill battle to get reelected.  

A recent poll by GOP consultant Chris Baker shows incumbent Douglas with ratings of 15 percent favorability and a whopping 47 percent unfavorability.  Another 38 percent had no opinion. “I think Diane Douglas has probably reached the point of no return,” Baker told the Capitol Times reporter.

As stated in the article, “the poll surveyed 500 self-described likely voters (all of whom have voted in at least one of the last two general elections) from June 14-15, with a partisan breakdown of 35 percent Republicans, 31 percent Democrats and 33 percent independents. Of those 500 voters, 70 percent were contacted on landlines via autodial, while 30 percent were interviewed by live callers on their cell phones. The poll had a margin of error of plus-minus 4.9 percent.”

This is what happens when a novice takes office with no business or executive experience. 

Arizona needs a strong, tested and proven Superintendent with the right combination of executive experience, managerial skills, knowledge of education policies and practices, integrity, and judgment to lead our state's K-12 schools!  That person is Frank Riggs.  

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Tags: Education, Frank Riggs, Arizona Constitution, Schools, State Board of Education
June 25, 2017
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. 

Summary

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Tags: Arizona Legislature, Schools, Media Malpractice, Education, Taxes, Economy
June 17, 2017
Planned Parenthood Deception

This is an important video that explains how money is "fungible." It reminds me of the guy who begs his father-in-law for several thousands of dollars, because "Your daughter is in desperate need of life-saving surgery!" The father-in-law responds, "No. You'll spend it on drugs and alcohol." Son-in-law says, "Oh no. I've got money for that!"

See below for more examples of how Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers deceive women.  Over and over, Planned Parenthood asserts that they provide "prenatal care."  Guess what.  They don't! 
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Tags: Abortion, Pro Life, Planned Parenthood
June 16, 2017
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
June 14, 2017
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
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