Less Money for Education

Flying Pig

The cost of  Obamacare is going to greatly inflate the school budgets across the US. Following is a down-to-earth view of how this mandated insurance will affect education. In Texas, there are several options: 1. Cut back on the athletic … Continue reading

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Parents, Don’t Trust SB 1474

Following are comments from Donna Garner Senate Bill 1474. I agree with her. You can see my comments about Senate Bill 1474 Here: To view Senate Bill 1774  Donna Garner The problem I see with SB 1474 is that it … Continue reading

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Impeach Thomas Ratliff?

Do you know that Thomas Ratliff is a lobbyist for Microscoft? Do  you know that according to Sec. 7.103.  ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP of the SBOE (c)  A person who is required to register as a lobbyist under Chapter 305, Government Code, by virtue … Continue reading

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Texans Fight for Children’s Lives

Fetus at 20 weeks

“Pro-Life Is Will of Texans: 2,000+ at #STAND4LIFE Rally” by Donna Garner 7.9.13  As estimated by AP, 2,000 pro-lifers attended the #STAND4LIFE Rally last night in Austin, Texas, and thousands of pro-lifers testified and registered their support for SB 1/HB … Continue reading

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Common Core Resources

“Do Not Give in to Common Core Standards” By Donna Garner 2.20.13 The public is finally waking up to the dangers of Common Core Standards.  People all over this country are no longer sitting back and blindly allowing the Obama … Continue reading

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TFN: An Oxymoron

WHO AND WHAT TFN REALLY IS Texas Freedom Network (TFN) is working to take away the freedoms of Americans. The following information is from Donna Garner in previous publications.  Organizations like TFN support CSCOPE because the CSCOPE instruction material contains … Continue reading

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CSCOPE Causes Teacher and Student Burn Out

“CSCOPE and Why It Causes Teacher and Student Burn Out” by Donna Garner 10.22.12   This YouTube link — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Hc6JV28B4&feature=related — is from August 9, 2011, and shows how a Texas teacher is supposed to use CSCOPE to create a … Continue reading

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“CSCOPE: Trying To Operate Under the Radar”

Parents Have Rights by Donna Garner 10.15.12   Much scrutiny is being directed at CSCOPE, used by 80% of Texas public school districts.  Those who control CSCOPE are running roughshod over Texas teachers and parents alike by trying to operate … Continue reading

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CSCOPE Horror Stories

CSCOPE horror stories from Texas Educators is represented by a Jack-0-Lantern.

10.12.12 – CSCOPE HORROR STORIES ————————– 10.7.12 – From Donna Garner:  I just had a teacher friend tell me tonight that the students who check into her high school and have been under CSCOPE do not have a clue as … Continue reading

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CSCOPE: Not Aligned with New TEKS and STAAR/EOCs

CSCOPE is a type #2 learning method where as the revised TEKS, STAAR/EOCS are Type #1.

Lucy Calkins is behind much of the writing workshop/personal essay/whole language/balanced literacy/social justice approach. Whole language is the constructivism learning method, described as  type #2 by Texas Education Agency (TEA). The following  link from ESC 12 clearly shows how easily … Continue reading

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