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“We Are Not Beaten Yet” ~ Type 1 Education in Texas is Under Attack it is TIme to Rise!

Date posted: March 27, 2013

 

Torin Halsey/Times Record News Fifth grader Ryker Beasley pays close attention to a problem being solved on the board in math class at City View Elementary. City View teachers are the rare teachers in North Texas who do not use CSCOPE. "We'd worked so hard at what we are doing, we didn't want to dump it in the trash and jump on a new system," said City View testing director Maureen Talbott. "What we're doing seems to be working. We have teachers who are working their tails off but are pleased with what they're doing."

Torin Halsey/Times Record News Fifth grader Ryker Beasley pays close attention to a problem being solved on the board in math class at City View Elementary. City View teachers are the rare teachers in North Texas who do not use CSCOPE. “We’d worked so hard at what we are doing, we didn’t want to dump it in the trash and jump on a new system,” said City View testing director Maureen Talbott. “What we’re doing seems to be working. We have teachers who are working their tails off but are pleased with what they’re doing.”

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 Texas Rep. Dan Flynn. I know he is jubilant because he helped to push through this dumbing down of our Texas public schools by supporting so vocally HB 5.

 

Rep. Flynn stands partly to blame for refusing to see how wrong he is and how the Type #1 STAAR/End-of-Course tests in all of the core courses are exactly what will force Texas teachers to teach the Type #1 curriculum standards (TEKS). 

 

Without the public pressure of the tests in each of the high-school core courses, the teachers in those subjects will most likely continue to teach their old curriculum units based upon the old TEKS which were Type #2 (including Type #2 CSCOPE).

 

Texas STAAR StestingWithout the STAAR/EOC’s in each of the core courses, there will be no way for the public to prove that students have been taught Type #1 curriculum. This is particularly troubling when World History and World Geography are some of the EOC’s “on the chopping block.”  It is these two courses in particular that allow the Type #2 indoctrination of our students.  I explained what is at stake in my article (3.20.13) entitled “What Gets Measured Gets Treasured.” —

 

Also, please read my article published on 3.25.13 entitled “Dumbing Down Our Measuring Stick: The STAAR/End-of-Course Tests.”  This article contains the links to the Texas Legislature Online that show the seven stages through which a bill must pass before becoming a law in Texas:  

 

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Received on 3.26.13 at 7:56 P. M. from Rep. Dan Flynn 

TEXAS HOUSE PASSES HB 5   Accountability  Standardized Testing  Curriculum Options 

Texas House Passes House Bill 5

Bill Enhances School Accountability, Reduces Standardized Testing and Expands Curriculum Options

 

Excerpts from this article:

 

AUSTIN – This evening, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 5 (HB 5), which addressed education assessments, accountability, and testing. In avote of 145-2, HB 5 passed to engrossment after nearly 9 hours of debate and over 165 amendments… HB 5 streamlines the requirement for the number of end-of-course assessments from 15 to 5.

 

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This is the link to the article that I sent to Rep. Dan Flynn and the rest of the Texas legislators on 7.12.12.  Flynn was off on a tangent from the very beginning and managed to influence the rest of the Texas legislators “to throw out the baby with the bath water.”  http://educationviews.org/some-texas-legislators-wrong-again-staareoc-tests/

 

Please review the two Types:

3.3.13 – “Type #1 and Type #2 – Two Completely Different Philosophies of Education” — http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/type-1-and-type-2-two-completely-different-philosophies-of?xg_source=activity

 

Send this Audio of the WomenOnTheWall.org interview with Brandon Darby and Donna Garner and ask your legislator to listen to it and make sure they are not in the Green or Yellow Group. Now you will have to listen to it to find out what exactly that means. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

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Texas Conservative State Reps. ~ Stand up straight and accept the burden.

Date posted: December 30, 2012

As I was reading this article by Dr. Jack Wheeler “You Have Two Years to Live” – An Open Letter to the Incoming Republican House Members of the 113th Congress -Hat Tip to the Lone Star Tea Party for posting Dr. Wheeler’s article

Dr. Jack Wheeler, Trevor LoudonI was struck by this call to action to the US House by Wheeler.

You must understand that America now has a government run by gangsters – by crooks, thieves, looters, and thugs who will be utterly ruthless in ruining you if you try to be in their way. Putin’s Russia, Chavez’s Venezuela, has come to America.

So if you don’t have the courage to band together and stand up to them, quit now. They can’t spend money you don’t give them. They will do whatever it takes, legal or illegal, to force you to give it to them.

If you can’t say No to raising the debt ceiling, if you can’t Defund Obamacare and the EPA and Obama’s Executive Orders, if you can’t refuse to appropriate money for more Food Stamps and Obama’s crony capitalist subsidies, quit now.

But if you can say No, if you can Defund, then you will be heroes to at least half of America, the half that stands for honesty, decency, and protecting our children’s future. Make us proud or be gone. This is your chance to be heroes – or to be schmucks. Make these next two years the time you live up to the character and courage of America’s Founders.

Right now, history has chosen you to be America’s only hope to avoid her falling into destitution and tyranny. Live up to it. It will take more courage than you ever thought it possible for you to have. Reach inside for the best within you. America’s future depends on it. The weight of history is on your shoulders. Stand up straight and accept the burden.

The Opposition to Joe Straus Grows and Some Republicans are Caught~Through out history time and again there have been men and women called for a greater purpose. Those who understand that and answer the call have been remembered for their greatness. I wrote an article last week called Betrayal~ When it feels better to betray than to serve. I was trying to figure out why some of our great Conservative legislators have said they are voting for Joe Straus as Speaker of the house. I believe there are some Conservative men and women who are Texas State Representatives who have not realized they have been called to greatness. They have been called to Stand up straight and accept the burden. 

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” Quote by: Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
Source: Attributed. 58 BC, Speech in the Roman Senate 

If you are a Conservative Texas State Rep. I highly recommend that you read this article. 

Texas conservative responsibility before deciding who to vote for as Speaker of the Texas House. 

Conservatives must stand strong in the race for Speaker of the Texas HouseI wake up everyday ready to fight the good fight for my children because they are the future of this nation. That is exactly what we are fighting for.  The future of this nation. If I do not do what I can to take out weak Conservatives who have become a tool for evil than I am not doing my job as a Mom to protect them and their future.

I pray that these weak Conservatives will see the light and leave the darkness in the halls of the Texas Capital. I also have faith, faith in knowing the end of the story. Just as my children’s favorite Veggie Tails song says…… “God is Bigger the the Boogie Man”.

To all of those Freshman Conservatives who have been put in office by “We The People” ~ “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” 

Do not listen to weak Conservatives ~ STAND! 

Speaker Joe Straus

To reinforce the message that electing a significant margin of conservative House representatives signals voter expectations of conservative House leadership, WomenOnTheWall.org has released Texas Speaker Showdown II – WE’RE BACK! video follow-up to the 2010 Speaker Showdown theme. “Conservative House Speaker Or Your Seat.”

If you are ready to take a stand call your State Representative today  Here is a list of them. Tell them to vote for the most Conservative Candidate in the Race for Speaker; David Simpson and then join us in Austin Jan. 7th and 8th.

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Questions to ask Texas State Reps when you call them about Speaker Joe Straus ~

Date posted: November 29, 2012

What is the real suicide mission? 

Conservative Legislation Killed by Straus’ Committee Chairs:

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Texans are tired of the inside deals being made for key chairmanships; for example public safety or financial services in exchange for a vote for Speaker of the House.  There is the perception out there that the people we elect to actually make laws are the very people who think they are above the law. Remember perception is everything in politics.

Please take the time to read…..

Sec. 302.032. LEGISLATIVE BRIBERY: PROMISES OR THREATS. A person commits an offense if, with the intent to influence a member of or candidate for the house of representatives in casting a vote for speaker of the house of representatives, the person:(1) promises or agrees to cause:(A) the appointment of a person to a chairmanship or vice-chairmanship of a house committee or subcommittee;(B) the appointment of a person to a particular house committee or subcommittee, the Legislative Budget Board, the Texas Legislative Council, the Legislative Library Board, the Legislative Audit Committee, or any other position the speaker appoints;(C) preferential treatment on any legislation or appropriation;(D) the employment of a person; or(E) economic benefit to a person; or(2) threatens to cause:(A) the failure to appoint a person to a chairmanship or vice-chairmanship of a house committee or subcommittee;(B) the failure to appoint a person to a particular house committee or subcommittee, the Legislative Budget Board, the Texas Legislative Council, the Legislative Library Board, the Legislative Audit Committee, or any other position the speaker appoints;(C) unfavorable treatment on any legislation or appropriation;(D) the refusal of or removal from employment of a person; or(E) the withholding of economic benefit from a person.

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 479, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.

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Below is an analogy one State Rep. used to describe the vote for Joe Straus.

 “…a compass may show you true north – and you can go north – but it will not tell you of the dangers, the deep rivers, high mountains, thick forests or other things to avoid. You might go straight north but killed in the process – would it not be better to take a better route and get to the destination faster and more safely.” 

My suggestion for this State Rep.  follow the compass and your core convictions. We are not sailing we are trying to save our state and our nation. Truth matters and corruption in politics is what got us in this mess. 

So when you are calling State Reps. across the state of Texas and especially in Houston please ask them……

What key positions have you been promised from Speaker Joe Straus,  his political consultants, financial backers or key lieutenants?

Remind them that is is against the law for them to vote for Joe Straus in exchange for these key chairmanships or committee assignments?

Remind them that they represent the people who elected them. If they feel threatened or that it is a suicide mission to vote against Joe Straus for Speaker as some have characterized it as, then they are a part of the inside corruption of Texas politics and the voters of Texas are becoming informed and engaged and will do everything within our power to remove them from office in the primary. So as I see it, it is a suicide mission to vote for Joe Straus for Speaker of the house. That is if “Suicide” means losing your job as Texas State Representative.

Here are a few names and contacts that you can start with on your quest for taking Joe Straus out of office. 11.28.12 Updated State Rep Contact List.xlsx

I have also included links to their Chief of Staff if they have one named and their e-mail as well as the Austin office number. I believe we need to let the their Chief of Staff know we mean business and we are not going away after the election of speaker no matter who is named as Speaker of the House.

 

Here is a little reminder of the corruption in Texas politics that Grassroots/Tea Party activists have been standing up against.

If you are ready to take a stand call your State Representative today  Here is a list of them. Tell them to vote for the most Conservative Candidate in the Race for Speaker; Bryan Hughes and then join us in Austin Jan. 7th and 8th.

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The “Good Ole Boy” Party in Texas

Date posted: December 26, 2011

How the “Party of the Incumbents” Tries to Keep Challengers Out of Government 

by Mary Lou Bruner 

Recently Dan Flynn got an A+ Report Card from a group of impressive Conservative Organizations in Texas.  But many Texans are wondering how someone who got an A+ Report Card for his conservative stand on the issues could back someone who got “F’s” and failing grades from most conservative organizations… Why would someone who consistently votes conservative support a man such as Bob Deuell who consistently votes with the liberal Democrats?   

We cannot understand why Dan Flynn has endorsed Bob Deuell, a RINO with the following liberal record.

*Bob Deuell proposed raising taxes and fees to balance the budget.  He did this recently during the        82nd legislative session.

*Bob Deuell continues to advocate for a significant increase in the tax on gasoline.

*Bob Deuell has consistently voted for bills which expanded government intrusion in the private sector.

*In March of this year Bob Deuell proposed using the entire Rainy Day Fund to help balance the budget.

*Bob Deuell introduced legislation to use taxpayer money to buy needles for drug users.

*Bob Deuell prefers appointed judges instead of elected judges. Electing judges prevents cronyism and makes judges more accountable to the people rather than to a party or a politician.

*Bob Deuell sponsored a bill in the 81st legislative session which would allow the VOTERS       LIVING INSIDE THE CITY LIMITS to levy a special tax on CITIZENS LIVING OUTSIDETHE CITY LIMITS.  This amounts to taxation without representation.

*Bob Deuell was instrumental in blocking the appointment of a Christian Conservative as Chairman of the State Board of Education during the 82nd legislative session.

Why is Dan Flynn, a conservative, supporting a RINO like Bob Deuell who might as well be a Democrat considering his voting record?   Perhaps there is a logical answer.

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Perhaps Dan Flynn is supporting Bob Deuell because they are both members of the “Party of the Incumbents”, a group of “elitists” and “good ole boys from both political parties” who help each other get re-elected year after year, after year regardless of the effectiveness of the incumbent or his or her voting record.   It seems like a conservative would want to support other conservatives instead of a liberal RINO legislator who consistently votes for higher taxes, bigger government, and more restrictions and regulations. 

We must get the attention of Incumbents who believe “Politics as Usual” is acceptable.  Some of them must be fired because they have failing grades.  Bob Deuell is one wh
o should be fired.

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