Educational Issues in Arkansas:

 

Educational Facilites

                Arkansas Facilities Scam Will Cost Taxpayers Billions

                Arkansas Facilities Follies $4.5 Billion on Bricks and Mortar  

                Errors on Arkansas Facilities Assessment Report

 

Legislative Session 2003

          Omnibus Bill Act 1467- Transcript of  Ray Simon's Explanation to State Board  June            

                9, 03

 

Consolidation and/or Regional High Schools:

            Consolidation Studies  - Small Schools Better

             Consolidation Failures in West Virginia - By Dana D. Kelley

                Contrast Huckabee's Recent Quotes on  Consolidation to Past Quotes

                Huckabee's Proposed Education Plan - 2003

 

Curriculum Concerns in Arkansas

           Concerns About Curriculum in Arkansas- Daggett, Reeves, & Math Crusades

                National and International Curriculum Being Implemented Through NCLB and Race to the Top by Obama

Teachers, Superintendents, And Educational Reforms:

 

                 What Teachers Say About Educational Reforms - 91% respond in survey, "Too much 

                  government control,"

                 See:

                 Teacher Survey Summaries on 20 issues
                 Actual Survey Given to Teachers

                 Cover letter for Teacher Surveys

                 Teacher Comments on the Survey - 90% were negative toward  reforms.

                 First Section;  Second Section;  Third Section;  Fourth Section

                 Superintendent Survey Results and Comments  

                 Superintendnet Survey - Actual Form

                 New Teacher Survey 2003 Results

                 Actual Survey for 2003

                 Teachers Presentation To State Board on Superintendent and Teacher Survey

          

Letters to the Editor:

                 On Education:

Testing:

                 State Assessments - Precursor to Total Federal Control of  Education

              Late Senator Paul Wellstone:  High Stakes Tests: A Harsh Agenda for

             America's Children

                 Tests Don't Teach by Ernest Dumas

                 About Those Tests by Ernest Dumas (Test Scores Are Deceptive)

                 Tests - A Campaign To Brainwash Our Kids? by Dana D. Kelley

                 ADE Sabotages Legislative Efforts on Testing  - by Debbie Pelley

                 Six ADE Executives Control Education in Arkansas, Not the Legislators

                 Businessmen in Arkansas Want a Nationally Normed Test (Hussman)

                 Test Scores in Arkansas - Comparison of NRT and CRT  (Hussman)

                 True Transparency - Arkansas Test Scores from 1984 to 2003 (Table Form)

                 Arkansas ADE Trumps Legislature - Hires Questar Testing Company

                

Head Start, Pre-K and Early Childhood Education:

           Head Start is Over-Hyped (Several topics)

                 Head Start Manual Promotes Witchcraft & Homosexuality

                 A Head Start Or A Step Back (Hidden Agenda in Head Start)

                 Headstart Manual - The Bias Of  Anti-Bias

                 Mandatory Kindergarten Is Unnecessary

                 Perspective:  Early-Years Learning Myth  by Jann Flury

                 Lifelong Learning by Jann Flury

 

Character Education:

                 Revealing Quotes from Character Education Director Willard Daggett

                 Newspaper Outlines Dishonest Characteristics of  Daggett, Character Ed. Director

                 "UNC Consultant [Daggett] Gets Big Bucks for Small Bang, Report Says" from Investors

                 Business Daily by Tycee Palmaffy http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?forumID=66&threadID=191138&messageID=714116

Home Schools:

                 Education Standards Spell Trouble for Private and Home Schools

                 Home Schooling  Results

School To Work (STW):*

                 Flyer Giving Summary of  STW (Careers)  and the CIM (Gov't Work Certificate)

                 Detailed Article on Major Aspects of  School To Work

                Congressman Henry Hyde's Quotes on STW

                Marc Tucker's Confidential Grant - Basis for Clinton's Arkansas Act 236

                Presentations at the Goals 2000 STW Henry Hyde Conference:

                Certificate of  Initial Mastery  and the NCEE  byVirginia Millers

                Medicalization of Our Schools - by PA Rep. Sam Roherer

                How Foundations Leverage Taxpayers' Money by Attorney Kent Masterson Brown

                Oregon Certificate of  Initial Mastery (CIM) by Oregon Rep. Ron Sunseri

 

Marc Tucker's Hillary letter: http://www.eagleforum.org/educate/marc_tucker/marc_tucker_letter.html

or

 http://www.eagleforum.org/educate)  

 

Newsletter Alert: AFA of Arkansas Newsletters

                 OBE Alive and Well In Arkansas

Kentucky's Failed Educational Program

                ACT Scores Decrease & Unemployment Rates Soar

                 Kentucky's Comedy of  Errors (Tragedies)

                 Kentucky No Model For Education

 

 

New and Featured Articles

 

 

 

AR  Legislature Session 05 - Voting  Records  on Family Bills

Votes Cast by Name of legislator on Family Issues

 

Score Sheet for Scoring Individual Legislator Votes

 

Why Republican Bisbee Lost Senate Pro Tempore Vote

Missed Opportunity or Victory for Conservatives

 

ADE Sabotages Legislative Efforts -ADE Doesn't

Like Grades or Tests that Compare to Other States

 

Pornographic Children  Sex Education Books in Arkansas

 

Six ADE Executives Control Education in Arkansas, Not the Legislators

 

Arkansas Bombs NCLB Accountability Standards

ADE Says Bad Means Good????

 

Businessmen in Arkansas Want a Nationally Normed Test

To Compare Students With Rest of  Nation - Hussman Transcript

 

Test Scores in Arkansas - Comparison of NRT and CRT

by Walter Hussman, Publisher of  Arkansas Democrat Gazette

 

True Transparency - Arkansas Test Scores from 1987 to 2003

in Table Form With Amount of Money Spent

 

Arkansas ADE Trumps Legislature - Hires Questar Testing Company

 

Why Test Scores Are Lower Now Than Before Accountability Law

(After Billions Wasted)

 

 Arkansas Facilities Scam Will Cost Taxpayers Billions

 

 Arkansas Facilities Follies -$4 Billion on Bricks and Mortar

 

Large Schools In Arkansas Spent Four Times The Amount

 

Above Per Pupil Spending Than Did Small Schools

 

Consolidation Debate Between Senator Jim Argue

and House Speaker Herschel  Cleveland 

 

Number of Courses Offered by Small Schools

 

Ray Simon Appointment For U. S. Dept. of Education

Cause For Concern 

 

Arkansas Department of  Education

Presents Deceptive Scores

 

ADE Director Ray Simon Gives

False Information About Test Scores

 

Marc Tucker Grant -

Basis for the Clintons'  Arkansas Educational Act 236

 

Postcards Sent to Legislators -

Summaries of  Various Education Reform Issues

 

Arkansas Accountability Scores from 1984 to 2001

 

Why Scores Are Lower Now Than When

AccountabilitySystem Was Established

 

 ACT Scores Higher in Small Districts

With High Poverty

 

Teachers' Presentation to State Board

on Superintendent and Teacher Survey

 

Arkansas Superintendent Survey

 

New Teacher Survey

 

Read ACT 236 of 1991 and excerpted quotes; 

 

See Bill and Hillary's educational

plan currently unfolding in Arkansas!

 

Contrast Huckabee's Recent

Educational Quotes To Quotes From The  Past

 

Contrast  Huckabee's Quotes on Consolidation And

Local Control to   Quotes From the Actual Lake View School Decision

 

Arkansas Supreme Court Lakeview Decision

November 11, 03

 

 Read The Governor's Educational Plan

 

 The Real Agenda Behind The Consolidation Plan 

 

 Consolidation, A vital Step To Government Control of Education and   

 The Economy - Presentation by Debbie Pelley

 

 Another Deception - Kentucky No Model For Education

 

  National Plot In 40 States For Court Ordered Educational Reform

  Ohio Resists and Has Better Scores Than Average

 

  Testing - A Campaign To Brainwash Our Kids?

   By Dana D. Kelley

 

  Dismal Record of  Court Run Schools

   By Dana D. Kelley

 

5 largest schools in AR  spent more above state

average than did the  100 smallest  schools.

 

 

Act 1467 Rules and Reg. Postcard:

Notes on Meeting with MPO Nov. 30, 2010

History of MPO's, Legislation, and Organizations by Ulkarim

Why I Oppose the Jonesboro MPO Plan

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