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Re: “Common Core's Long, Strange (And Ongoing) Trip

Al Melvin has consistently voted to de-fund K-12 public schools and our state universities. Melvin also wants to establish an education fund from nuclear waste recycling projects he wants established in Arizona. Frankly, his lack of support for Common Core make those more liberal who also happen to be lukewarm about Common Core want to embrace the standards had he not taken a stand. I do wish there was more discussion on the corporate tests that claim to measure the standards. As a parent, I support the teachers who know what works in the classroom to help students achieve in developing critical learning skills. I also question the assessments tied to the standards that must be given on computers that many school districts can ill-afford due to underfunding by the state. Why are we going down the path when tests will lead to sharp drops in scores and proficiency rates? This corporate reform is not true reform. http://www.fairtest.org/common-core-assess…

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Posted by AZAgainstProposedEducationBudgetCuts on 03/05/2014 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Danehy

Regarding Common Core, I wish there was more discussion on the corporate tests that claim to measure the standards. As a parent, I support the teachers who know what works in the classroom to help students achieve in developing critical learning skills. However, I question the assessments tied to the standards that must be given on computers that many school districts can ill-afford due to underfunding by the state. Why are we going down the path when tests will lead to sharp drops in scores and proficiency rates? This corporate reform is not true reform. http://www.fairtest.org/common-core-assess…

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Posted by AZAgainstProposedEducationBudgetCuts on 03/05/2014 at 7:33 AM

Re: “The Swing District

Independents will make the difference in LD 26. Make the wise choice, folks!

For those of you who live in District 26 (which includes the Village of Catalina, Catalina Foothills, Oro Valley, Marana, Tortolita and a portion of the City of Tucson), please make plans -- and feel free to invite other educators, parents, neighbors -- to attend the LD26 Senate Debate on Thursday, Oct 14 at 6:30PM at BASIS Oro Valley, 11155 N Oracle in Oro Valley. Make plans to arrive early due to limited seating.

What: LD 26 Senate Debate

When: Thursday, October 14, 6:30 p.m.

Where: BASIS Oro Valley (cafeteria), North of 1st Avenue on Oracle Road (in Oro Valley)

These directions may be more helpful:

1) At stoplight at Steam Pump Village, turn left prior to Chili's Grill & Bar

2) Before arriving at Wingate by Wyndham, turn right heading north to BASIS Oro Valley Parking Lot

Posted by AZAgainstProposedEducationBudgetCuts on 10/14/2010 at 10:10 AM

Re: “The Skinny

EXPECT AND ELECT COMPETENCE. Cheryl Cage, a business executive and entrepreneur truly understands the importance of an educated workforce for Arizona. Cage is the forward thinking leader who will protect Southern Arizona's best interests for a vibrant economy, public safety, and education.  The UA is a top employer in Tucson, and Cage will work to protect funding to our state universities instead of slashing state resources. Cage understands the value of funding public education K-12. Cage will oppose budget cuts to our state parks because she knows that tourism is good for our state economy. Those who truly care about the future for families in Arizona CANNOT SIT OUT this election. Come together, voters in LD 26, and VOTE CHERYL CAGE FOR STATE SENATE. Melvin's dismal voting record of 0% support for public education in 2009 speaks volumes. How is that fighting for Arizona families? Some say Melvin cares more about the GOP party leaders in Maricopa County than Southern Arizona.

Posted by AZAgainstProposedEducationBudgetCuts on 09/16/2010 at 9:11 PM

Re: “The LD26 Debate Debate Continues With Melvin's New Demands

Does Melvin really care about Southern Arizona? Of actual votes cast on TWENTY-ONE (count 'em, 21) pieces of legislation in 2009 during regular and special sessions affecting public education, Melvin OPPOSED state funding for public education every single vote. Seems he's fighting Southern Arizona families, not supporting them with Melvin's 0% voting record for public education in 2009. Some say his allegiance is to the GOP party leaders of Maricopa County.

Our quality of life depends on voters making informed decisions on who they elect to represent their best interests long-term. Will the priorities in this state be prisons OR state universities?? Do you want your state senator to focus on Independence Day sparklers & future nuclear power plants (we don't have the water resources) OR public education K-12??

Make a difference and get out the vote for the November 2nd election. Even if you live outside of LD 26, who gets elected in LD 26 matters to Southern Arizona. Why? There are 16 state senators who make up the majority and who determine what bills make it to the Governor's desk.

On Thanksgiving “Eve” 2009 in special session, the Governor and leading majority in the Arizona State Legislature slashed a whopping $144 million to AZ public education K-12. School districts are still reeling from the budget cuts and have no choice but to ask voters to pass budget overrides and approve bond issues. If the state won't pay, taxpayers will pay at the local level or services will cease to exist (resulting in lay-offs and more unemployment).

Cheryl Cage knows and values the long-term investment of providing state funds to our state universities and our public schools K-12, as well as state resources to adult education.

Tell your friends and family and work colleagues in LD 26 to VOTE CHERYL CAGE FOR STATE SENATE. Arizonans, you owe it to your beloved state, to notify ANY AND ALL registered voters who reside in Legislative District 26 --East of I-10, the voters of Village of Catalina, Catalina Foothills, Oro Valley, Marana, Tortolita and a portion of the City of Tucson -- to stop the re-election of State Senator Al Melvin. Know someone 18+ that has not yet registered to vote? Voter registration deadline is October 4th. Early ballot voting begins October 7th. Call 740-4330 to request your early ballot.

Posted by AZAgainstProposedEducationBudgetCuts on 09/14/2010 at 6:25 AM

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