Bernice Winandy

Bernice Winandy 1 month, 1 week ago on 113 The Question Is.... Common core.

According to the website "Arizonans Against Common Core," Arizona adopted the Common Core State Standard Initiatives (CCSSI) for English Language Arts and Math in June, 2010. Also, Arizona leadership went to Washington, D.C. in 2009 and 2010, and as a result received $25 million to implement common core.

Common Core Standards for science are up for public comment now.

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Bernice Winandy 1 month, 1 week ago on 113 The Question Is.... Common core.

Tom, how did the state accept common core? Did a state panel vote to approve it and did Governor Brewer accept it. As I understand it the states of Oklahoma and Louisiana did not accept common core.

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Bernice Winandy 1 month, 1 week ago on 104 The Question Is.... Me.

rapist (the noun) is singular -- only one person. or rapist. their (the pronoun) is plural more than one person or rapist -- The pronoun has to agree with the noun. For example the rapist has served his (or her) time.

:-):-) Tom, I wonder if you would have objected if the error had been made by a FOX newsperson. :-) :-)

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Bernice Winandy 1 month, 2 weeks ago on 109 The Question Is.... What's next?

It might have been an editorial, but it was based on fact, as all good editorials are.

Now as I said, it is too early to celebrate. Let's see what the elected do with their campaign promises. Then we can celebrate or cry.

I will say no more on this topic.

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Bernice Winandy 1 month, 2 weeks ago on 109 The Question Is.... What's next?

Then it is time that the voters do something about it, isn't it? Isn't saying everyone does it the same as saying it's OK, and "that's politics?" The more they get away with it the worse it is going to get. Wait until the 2016 -- I can just imagine the dirt that will be flying.

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Bernice Winandy 1 month, 2 weeks ago on 109 The Question Is.... What's next?

Did you happen to read the article by Laurie Roberts "6 certainties we can take away from Election 2014 on the first page of the Valley & State in Depth section of today's Arizona Republic? Some quotes from the article regarding the election in Arizona:

"That money talks. And these days it drowns out everything else. Outside interests, many of them standing in the shadows, dug deepto get their cndidates elected this year .. ."

"In every case, but one, the candidate bolstered by the most outside spending was the one cracking open the champagne Tuesday night."

"Republican Ducey had a 6-1 edge in independent spending, with nearly $8 million spent by outside interests intent on making him governor."

"That you can forget about any hope the Legislature will tackle dark money in an effort to let us see who is calling the shots in Arizona politics."

"That the more outrageous the ad, the better. . . . it was really a campaign about character assassination. Both sides did it."

"If Election 2014 were really a vote about issues, we'd know precisely how Ducey plans to improve public education, boost jobs and cut income taxes while bridging a $1 billion deficit. It it were really a vote about issues, we'd know precisely how DuVal planned to improve education while pledging never to rise taxes. Instead, we know that Ducey is that questionable ice-cream guy and that DuVal is that questionable lobbyist guy."

I hope you all read the article. There is some additional stuff about the ACC and the State Superintendent of Education.

Dark money was very involved in this campaign. I think we should watch and see what those who were elected do before we start rejoicing. Please remember, we were never told how they were going to do the things they said they were going to do. Therefore, we have no idea of how their actions might affect us.

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Bernice Winandy 1 month, 2 weeks ago on 109 The Question Is.... What's next?

Ron, do you think things might be better if spending limits were put on campaigns. For example, in a presidential race no one candidate's campaign could spend more that $1 million; for a senate race no one candidate's campaign could spend more than $500,000, etc.?

The amounts spent on campaigns nowadays is astronomical. I just can't help to think that the money should be put to better use and save all of us from all those campaign ads.

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