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March 2013 Blog Posts (63)

OPEN LETTER TO TEX. LEGISLATORS -- DO NOT PASS THESE BILLS -- BY DONNA GARNER -- 3.31.13

To:  Open Letter to Texas Legislators

From:  Donna Garner

Re:  BAD BILLS -- SB 1724 (Sen. Dan Patrick),  SB 3 (Sen. Dan Patrick), and HB 5 (Rep. Aycock)

 

CATEGORIES IN EDUCATION

 

Generally, I believe there are two different types of philosophies of education; and nearly all educators, curriculum, vendors, organizations, and advocacy groups fall into one of these two…

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Added by Donna Garner on March 31, 2013 at 7:27pm — No Comments

A Counterpoint to Dr. Baker's Comments RE: Senator Lee's Proposed Amendment

Dr. Baker’s analysis of Senator Lee’s proposed amendment in regards to bills relating to the 2nd amendment appears to be a misunderstanding.  The evidence of this is in the title, ““Conservative” Senator Mike Lee Advocates Trashing The Constitution and Bill of Rights As Long As The Senate Has 60 Votes”.  Let us re-read the direct quote of the Senator from Greta’s interview, also cited by Dr. Baker;

“What we’re insisting on, Greta, is a sixty vote margin. We think that any…

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Added by Ross on March 31, 2013 at 12:24pm — 5 Comments

CSCOPE: STATE BD. AD HOC COMM. -- CORRECTIONS TO TV INTERVIEW - 3.30.13

 

From:  Barbara Cargill, Chair of Texas State Board of Education

Date: 3.30.13

Re:  Corrections to KFDM Channel 6 News, "State Board Committee Examines CSCOPE"  -- SB 1406 filed by Senators Patrick and Campbell

 

The only serious error I heard in this TV piece (KFDM Channel 6 News) was that review panels are reviewing 1600 lessons this summer. That's not correct. That's the TOTAL number of lessons for all of the subjects. For…

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Added by Donna Garner on March 30, 2013 at 7:43pm — No Comments

TEXANS NEED YOUR HELP -- FILE TASA/TASB FORMS - BY DONNA GARNER -- 3.29.13

“Texans Need Your Help – File TASA/TASB Forms”

By Donna Garner

3.29.13

 

 

Texans, we need your help.  Tom Fabry is a fiscally responsible citizen who is working with other like-minded people to file Public Information Requests with their local school districts to calculate how many of our taxpayers’ dollars are going to TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators) and TASB (Texas Association of School…

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Added by Donna Garner on March 29, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments

AMERICA, WE BETTER THINK TWICE ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE -- BY DONNA GARNER -- 3.29.13

“America, We Better Think Twice About Same-Sex Marriage”

by Donna Garner

3.29.13

 

For those Americans who think they are being so magnanimous, so open-minded, so non-judgmental by supporting same-sex marriage, what they are really supporting is the promotion of terribly unhealthy sexual activities. 

 

I hate to be the one to have to tell the sad but realistic truth (Why aren’t physicians telling…

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Added by Donna Garner on March 29, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Budget, Budget in the Hall, Which is the "Fairest" of Them All?

Frank Kuchar, Conservative Constitutionalist

Budget, Budget in the Hall, Which is the "Fairest" of Them All?

There are now two budgets doing battle in the halls of Congress. One put forth by the Democrat-controlled Senate, and the other put…

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Added by Gun Barrel City News on March 29, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

CSCOPE: FRIENDSWOOD ISD SUPE & LATEST FROM TESCCC -- 3.28.13

 

[UPDATED ON 3.28.13 – Please be sure to read the latest from TESCCC that is contained in the article below.  Also, today the Friendswood ISD superintendent stated at a key communicators’ meeting that “CSCOPE was not going away.”  This superintendent will need the parents in that district to take a public position against CSCOPE and to convince her and the other administrators that CSCOPE needs to be dumped.  Here is the list of anti-CSCOPE resources that will help the public to…

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Added by Donna Garner on March 28, 2013 at 10:33pm — No Comments

FROM TEX. SEN. DAN PATRICK -- CSCOPE & STATE BD. OF EDUCATION - 3.12.13

 

3.27.13 – This was sent to Sen. Dan Patrick from Texas Attorney Greg Abbott:

 

Statement from Attorney General Abbott:

 

“The Attorney General’s Office has been working with Sen. Dan Patrick to scrutinize the CSCOPE program for several months.  We are deeply disturbed by the CSCOPE content and have significant legal concerns about the program’s operations.  Inexplicably, CSCOPE’s officials still have not taken any real steps…

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Added by Donna Garner on March 27, 2013 at 6:46pm — No Comments

1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? Just The Tip of the Iceberg: It's Time For A National Conversation

Folks, Jake has been thinking and writing about some very strategic steps that we need to take as a nation.  I would appreciate your…
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Added by Katie Baker on March 27, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

CALL TO ACTION: Need Your Help with HB650!

Hello everyone!

I rarely send out "calls for help", but now I need EVERYONE'S help big-time!  Right now, in Austin, HB 650 is being stalled in committee without a chance for a public hearing! This bill may never see the light of day, unless the members of the committee hear from YOU. 

If you…

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Added by Kelly Canon on March 26, 2013 at 10:20pm — 8 Comments

WE ARE NOT BEATEN YET -- BY DONNA GARNER -- 3.26.13

“We Are Not Beaten Yet”

By Donna Garner

3.26.13, 8:40 P. M.

 

We are not beaten yet, but it will take an uprising of the public to get our Texas Legislators' attention. I have done my part to explain how important it is to the future of our state to keep our education standards high.  Now it is up to the people of Texas to express their views.   

 

I received the following update a few minutes ago from…

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Added by Donna Garner on March 26, 2013 at 8:49pm — No Comments

HB 5, SB 3, SB 1724 -- DUMBING DOWN -- ONLY TEST ENGLISH II PAST 9TH -- DMN -- 3.26.13

 

“Legislators, don't weaken Texas education”

By William McKenzie

wmckenzie@dallasnews.com

Published: 25 March 2013 06:29 PM…

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Added by Donna Garner on March 26, 2013 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Professional Hispanics and the GOP by George Rodriguez

I am considering a career move to become a "professional Hispanic". A professional Hispanic is a person who cries "Hispanic!" anytime they see an…
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Added by mel moss on March 25, 2013 at 9:48pm — No Comments

DUMBING DOWN OUR MEASURING STICK -- THE STAAR/EOC'S -- BY DONNA GARNER -- 3.25.13

“Dumbing Down Our Measuring Stick: the STAAR/End-of-Course Tests”

By Donna Garner

3.25.13

 

  • These vendors have a vested interest in continuing to sell their Type #2 curriculum: CSCOPE, Safari Montage, Lead4Ward, TASA iCLOUD, TASA Buy Boards, Bill Gates, Pat Jacoby’s AuthenticLearning.com, Expeditionary Learning, Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence, and many others.  Please go to the bottom of the page to see the organizations…
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Added by Donna Garner on March 25, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments

OBAMA'S TEMPER TANTRUM PUTTING AMERICAN LIVES AT RISK -- BY DONNA GARNER - 3.24.13

 

“Obama’s Temper Tantrum Putting American Lives at Risk

by Donna Garner…

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Added by Donna Garner on March 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

16 TEXAS BUSINESSES STAND AGAINST DUMBING DOWN OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS - 3.23.13

3.23.13 – Comments from Donna Garner:

 

Please go to the bottom of this page to see the names of the 16 Texas industries/businesses/business groups listed. They stand in unison that they do not want the STAAR/End-of-Course requirements and also Texas’ new graduation requirements "dumbed down" because of the impact it would have on the quality of high-school…

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Added by Donna Garner on March 23, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments

It's Not Easy Being green by Frank Kuchar

Frank Kuchar, Conservative Constitutionalist
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Added by mel moss on March 22, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments

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Added by mel moss on March 22, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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