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February 2015 Blog Posts (17)

GOOD AND BAD NEWS ABOUT OBAMA'S ILLEGAL AMNESTY - BY DONNA GARNER -- 2.27.15

UPDATE AS OF 2.27.15 – 10:40 A. M. – Before I could get my article written and posted, the Senate had already caved once again. This morning Sen. McConnell and many of the Republicans joined with the Democrats 66 to 33 to stop the cuts to the funding for the Department of Homeland Security.  By doing so, the Senate has lost its chance to use the leverage of the purse to stop Obama’s illegal amnesty by defunding DHS.  

Later today, McConnell is supposed to hold a stand-alone,…

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Added by Donna Garner on February 27, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

JIHADI JOHN IDENTIFIED, WEALTHY LONDONER -- WASH. POST -- 2.26.15

2.26.15 – Washington Post

 

[Obama’s laughable “jobs program” to solve the ISIL problem is certainly not needed for Jihadi John, the masked Islamic terrorist shown in the videos before beheading hostages. According to today’s story in the Washington Post, Jihadi John has been identified.  He is “Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming. He is…

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Added by Donna Garner on February 26, 2015 at 7:08am — No Comments

ACTION ALERT: STUDENT SUCCESS ACT -- VOTE MAY BE TOMORROW

 

[2.23.15 -- Please ask your Congressman to vote for Congressman Culberson’s clarifying amendment to the Student Success Act (HR 5) – possible vote tomorrow in the House – Tuesday, 2.24.15.   

 

I am not all that supportive of HR 5 because it is an omnibus bill similar to the ObamaCare bill.  HR 5 is much too large and unwieldy.  How many Congressmen have actually read the entire bill? 

 

What the House and the Senate…

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Added by Donna Garner on February 23, 2015 at 8:06am — No Comments

TEXAS SCHOOLS AND THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF SEN. SELIGER'S SB 149 - BY DONNA GARNER - 2.19.15

 

 

“Texas Schools and the Slippery Slope of Sen. Seliger’s SB 149”

By Donna Garner

2.19.15

 

http://www.educationviews.org/texas-schools-slippery-slope-sen-seligers-sb-149/

 

After reading about Sen. Kel Seliger’s SB 149 (please see article posted below), I am truly sickened.  SB 149 would…

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Added by Donna Garner on February 19, 2015 at 9:39pm — No Comments

FREE HOLOCAUST TRAINING FOR TEXAS TEACHERS - BY DONNA GARNER - 2.17.15

“Free Holocaust Training for Texas Teachers”

By Donna Garner

2.17.15

 

 

The Texas State Board of Education passed an amendment in the Nov. 2014 SBOE meeting that reiterates the law that requires the Social Studies TEKS (curriculum standards adopted by the elected members of the Texas State Board of Education) to be taught in all Social Studies courses including Advanced Placement (AP) and IB (International Baccalaureate).  I…

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Added by Donna Garner on February 18, 2015 at 8:35am — No Comments

LIST OF POSITIVE, PERSONAL CHARACTER TRAITS - BY DONNA GARNER - 2.17.15

“List of Positive Personal Character Traits”

By Donna Garner

2.17.15

 

http://www.educationviews.org/list-positive-personal-character-traits/

 

[2.17.15 – This is a list of positive personal character traits that I helped to develop while working for Scott & White Worth the Wait abstinence-education program. Permission…

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Added by Donna Garner on February 17, 2015 at 5:57pm — No Comments

TEX. REP. DWAYNE BOHAC: CHARACTER EDUCATION MUST BE CORE OF SCHOOLS - DMN - 2.15.15

 

2.15.15 – Dallas Morning News

 

 

“Tex. Rep. Dwayne Bohac: Character education must be core of Texas schools”

 

 

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Added by Donna Garner on February 15, 2015 at 11:33pm — No Comments

TEXAS EDUCATION BILLS -- SOME GOOD, SOME BAD - BY DONNA GARNER -- 2.14.15

Please go to this article to read my comments about various education bills that have been filed in Texas.

 

“Tex. Education Bills – Some Good, Some Bad”

by Donna Garner

2.14.15

http://www.educationviews.org/tex-education-bills-good-bad/

Added by Donna Garner on February 14, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

PODCAST: ALICE LINAHAN SHOW - CITIZENS RECLAIMING TEXTBOOK CONTENT, DANGERS OF TURKISH CHARTERS, ESEA - 2.11.15

 

 

2.11.15 – PODCAST – ALICE LINAHAN SHOW

 

If you ever want to listen to hard-hitting, straight to the heart of the “education wars,” no holds barred discussions, you will love this podcast.

 

Roy White of Truth in Texas Textbooks (TTT) told the details about his organization’s grassroots efforts that have led to changing 5,000,000 Texas students’ social studies textbooks and may end up changing the mistakes found in…

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Added by Donna Garner on February 12, 2015 at 6:46am — No Comments

MY COMMENTS ON CONGRESS' STUDENT SUCCESS ACT - BY DONNA GARNER - 2.11.15

 

 

“My Response to Jay P. Greene’s Blog on the Reauthorization ESEA: Statement by Burke, Evers, Rebarber, Stotsky, Wurman”

by Donna Garner

2.11.15

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Added by Donna Garner on February 11, 2015 at 2:24pm — No Comments

ACTION ALERT: PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN FROM SOCIAL STUDIES TEXTBOOKS -- FROM TTT - 2.9.15

 

[2.9.15 -- ACTION ALERT FOR PARENTS WHO DO NOT WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO BE TAUGHT TO HATE AMERICA –

 

Social Studies textbooks are now being adopted by local school districts after having passed through the Texas State Board of Education’s public adoption process.

 

A volunteer group called Truth in Texas Textbooks has spent thousands of hours going through the Social Studies textbooks, many of which will be up for adoption…

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Added by Donna Garner on February 9, 2015 at 4:14pm — No Comments

THE CONFUSION OVER STANDARDIZED TESTING - BY DONNA GARNER -- 2.8.15

 

“The Confusion Over Standardized Testing”

by Donna Garner

2.8.15

 

“The Confusion Over Standardized Testing” – by Donna Garner – 2.8.15 -- http://www.educationviews.org/confusion-standardized-testing/

 

 

In general, there are two types of standardized tests:  (1) criterion-referenced tests (CRT’s) and (2)…

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Added by Donna Garner on February 8, 2015 at 10:25pm — No Comments

WHY YOU SHOULD WORRY ABUT THE NEW SAT TEST - BY LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY (COMMENTS BY DONNA GARNER) -- 1.29.15

2.29.15 – The College Solution

 

[This article is written by a writer named Lynn O'Shaughnessy who admits later on in the article to being a strong proponent of the Common Core Standards (CSI). However, after O’Shaughnessy explains how very difficult and how closely aligned to the CCS the College Board’s new 2016 SAT will be, he/she interestingly encourages this…

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Added by Donna Garner on February 6, 2015 at 3:53pm — No Comments

PODCAST - ALICE LINAHAN SHOW - GUEST DR. JIM MILGRAM, COMMON CORE MATH - 2.4.15

 

2.4.15 – PODCAST – ALICE LINAHAN SHOW – GUEST: DR. JIM MILGRAM, STANFORD UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICIAN

 

http://www.educationviews.org/podcast-alice-linahan-show-dr-jim-milgram-common-core-texas-math-standards/

 

Dr. James Milgram is known as one of the foremost experts on mathematics standards and is a…

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Added by Donna Garner on February 5, 2015 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Red-Light Cameras in Arlington, TX - Is The Reported DATA at Cross Purposes?

We may or may not be having the whole truth given to us by the City of Arlington, concerning crash data.  Numbers can be spun "six different ways from Sunday", as my Dad always says.  I have included data that the City of Arlington is using to justify the existence of the red-light cameras.  I am also including a spreadsheet of data compiled by TxDot's website on red-light cameras. 

Here's what the City is posting: …

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Added by Kelly Canon on February 4, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

MATH STANDARDS, TEXAS LEGE, THE DANA CENTER - BY DONNA GARNER - 2.2.15

[Warning: The Dana Center works in states throughout the country. Please do not allow The Dana Center with its Common Core math system to come into your children’s schools. – Donna Garner]

 

To:  Open Letter to Texas Legislators

Re:  Math Standards in Texas

From:  Donna Garner

Date:  2.2.15

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Added by Donna Garner on February 3, 2015 at 7:19am — No Comments

PODCAST: ALICE LINAHAN SHOW - SCHOOL CHOICE, ESEA, EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, BAD LITERATURE - 1.28.15

1.28.15 – PODCAST – ALICE LINAHAN’S WOMEN ON THE WALL COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

 

http://www.educationviews.org/school-choice-choice-schools/

 

Alice Linahan, Karen Bracken, and Donna Garner discuss:

 

  • “School choice is no choice if all schools become the same.” 
  • The problems with the Student Success Act/NCLB…
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Added by Donna Garner on February 1, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

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