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0335_New Update Apr. 24, 2018_ Teacher Walkouts (in 27 CO school districts) Potentially Cost Taxpayers $13.3 Million_ plus cost for classified employees_ and cost to parents, etc. – by Ed is Watching

Donna Jack
April 29, 2018

Shouldn’t teachers and administrators who encourage (or take part in) walkouts during school hours be fired?!?  Shouldn’t that also be the case for ones who encourage students and teachers to walkout during school hours?

This needs to be stopped – these people are eating up our tax dollars with their tyrannical and bullying behavior.  And they are causing parents and children grief (financial and emotional).  They are negative role models for our children.

The article below by Ed is Watching, was linked in Blog 0334.

It can be found at:  http://ediswatching.org/teacher-walkouts-potentially-cost-taxpayers-11-5-million/

New Update: Teacher Walkouts Potentially Cost Taxpayers $ 13.3 Million



According to Colorado Chalkbeat, 27 Colorado school districts have cancelled classes due to the teacher walkouts scheduled later this week. Based on the average teacher salary in each district plus the cost of PERA benefits, the teacher walkouts in the 27 districts are potentially costing taxpayers $13.3 million. This figure does not include classified employees who serve at each school.

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0334_It’s the First Day of School Shutdowns_ Blog Mandy Connell | KOA NewsRadio_ So what we have here is another example of the NEA pushing pure propaganda to ramp up the sympathy train so the teachers unions make more money. (Apr. 26, 2018)

Donna Jack
April 26, 2018

Teachers in my school district in Colorado (Jefferson) and also in Douglas County schools, are striking and lobbying at the state Capitol.  They claim Colorado ranks 46th in teacher pay – not true.  The NEA (National Education Association) lied.  Colorado teachers are 30th or 31st — closer to the middle of the pack.

Aren’t we paying them to teach in school — not strike to hold tax payers hostage?  Public school employees should never strike.   They should educate our children.  At least that is what we would ideally want.

Today Mandy Connell posted some comments on her blog about this subject.

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Subject: It’s the First Day of School Shutdowns Blog | Mandy Connell | KOA NewsRadio

https://koanewsradio.iheart.com/featured/mandy-connell/content/2018-04-26-its-the-first-day-of-school-shutdowns-blog/

posted by Mandy –

17 hours ago

JEFFERSON COUNTY AND DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE SHUT DOWN TODAY So the people who claim to care more than ANYONE about our CHIIIILLLLLDREN can throw a collective hissy at the Capitol today.  The Wear Red for Ed movement even has nifty shirts for teachers to wear.  Look at the logo I just grabbed from the CEA website:

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0254_Oct 17 ’17 Hear John Newkirk speak about his Sept. 10 opinion piece: New Jeffco Supt. Widening the Great Divide_John is former Jeffco BOE member 2013-2015_links to other Newkirk articles & blogs on this site about Jeffco School Dist corruption

Donna Jack
October 9, 2017/Oct. 10, 2017

John Newkirk will be speaking October 17, 2017
at the High Country Republican Club (HCRC)

Next week, October 17, 2017, the HCRC’s special guest speaker will be John Newkirk.  He was secretary of the Jefferson County, Colorado, School Board from 2013 – 2015.

He will be speaking about his September 20, 2017 article that was published in our local newspaper.

Time, cost and location of the HCRC meeting

The breakfast meeting will be at the Lewis Barn, in Evergreen.  Cost of breakfast is $10.  We begin our meeting at 7:00 a.m., and end around 8:00 a.m., or a little later.  John will plan to stay for a few minutes to visit with people.

Location:

The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park is located at: 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road, Evergreen CO 80439.  Call Ron Lewis for information:  303 810-1071

More of John’s articles, and other supporting blogs on this website are
at the end of this blog piece.

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 Attached and below is John’s September 20, 2017 article:

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“New Jeffco Superintendent Widening the Great Divide”
by John Newkirk

 Author’s note: A number of legislators have contacted me about a suggested curriculum put forth by our new school superintendent — and I was not the only one surprised by its one-sidedness.  My resulting Opinion column appeared in the Courier newspapers on 9/20/2017:

Newly-seated Jeffco Public Schools superintendent Jason Glass certainly wasted no time in thrusting our students into the political mosh pit. Continue reading

0245_Aug. 14, 2017 Who is to Blame for Charlottesville?–by Donna Garner_Articles Donna Garner attached that illustrate the dangers of the Common Core agenda

Donna Jack
August 18, 2017

In this article, Donna Garner explains how the Charlottesville situation is a product of the Obama Administration’s  anti-American Common Core agenda.

At the end of her article are some resources Donna Garner sent out that reveal some background behind the problems — going back to the Common Core curriculum, which supporters of Common Core wrongly kept insisting was not curriculum.

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 Educator Resources|Education & Information Age Education News

WHO IS TO BLAME FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE?
By Donna Garner – 8.14.17
http://www.educationviews.org/blame-charlottesville/

location of other commentaries by Donna Garner:
Donna Garner Education Policy Commentator EducationViews.org

 Who was involved in the deplorable and violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia this last weekend?  Our nation witnessed Black Lives Matter, White Supremacists, Anti-Trumpsters, Neo-Nazis, and the KKK yelling, screaming, fighting, cussing, destroying property, venting their rage, killing protesters, maiming bystanders, and injuring first responders.

 What do these groups all have in common?  They are all products of our culture, one in which the majority of our nation’s K-16 students have been indoctrinated by the Obama administration’s anti-American Common Core and the leftwing professors who populate our colleges and universities. Aided by the Democrats and the leftist media, our nation is now “reaping the whirlwind.”  

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0244_Mental Health Assessments or Standardized Testing? Lines Are Blurring — by Emmett Mc Groarty & Jane Robbins_5.25.17_SEL, ESSA

Donna Jack
August 18, 2017

conversion of public schools from places of learning into therapeutic institutions for diagnosing and treating perceived social-emotional problems.

DESSA is there to rate students on their behaviors but then to offer intervention to improve their scores. Social awareness is one of the key competencies to ensure the students are aware and accepting of race and diversity.”

“too many public schools no longer focus on imparting academic knowledge. Rather, egged on by the federal government and private players, they consider children to be patients in need of treatment to dislodge personality characteristics that don’t match the government’s preferred profile.”
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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 10:14 AM

5.25.17 – The National Pulse
https://thenationalpulse.com/commentary/mental-health-assessments-standardized-testing-lines-blurring/

“Mental Health Assessments or Standardized Testing? Lines Are Blurring.” – by Emmett McGroarty

This piece was co-authored by Jane Robbins, an attorney and senior fellow at the American Principles Project.

In The Wall Street Journal recently, New Hampshire physician Dr. Aida Cerundolo blew the whistle on faux mental-health assessment of public-school students in the Granite State. Some K-8 students are being subjected to blanket screening by untrained, unlicensed personnel, with serious questions about use or protection of the resulting records. And parents not only haven’t consented to this process, they haven’t even been told it’s happening. Continue reading