Batteries

Here’s a neat method for saving money on AA 1.5 volt batteries. Takes a little effort, but depending on how many of these batteries you use, you could save a lot. Watch the video.

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Site Additions

A few features have been added to the web site. There is now a page available to sign up for the newsletter, and if you are logged in to the site you can unsubscribe.

The page “Wyoming News” is a feed from various news sources that mention Wyoming, and the page “Local Feeds” presents article excerpts from local Wyoming web sites.

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Matt Mead’s Education Czar

“In a nutshell — SF-104 — removed an elected official during midterm and created a new appointed position. This has a striking resemblance to Obama’s record appointment of agency Czars.” …

“The reason this national education standard is feared by so many across the country is the fact that once fully implemented the states will take their education marching orders from the un-elected bureaucrats in Washington.

And this:

Bill gates an admitted progressive-liberal stated publicly the following about the common core standards, “that once the testing is in place, the curriculum will follow.” read more

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Stop Common Core Standards

Stop Common Core

Myths Versus Facts

Myth
Common Core (CC) was a state-led initiative.

Fact
The CC standards were initiated by private interests in Washington, DC, without any representation from the states. Eventually the creators realized the need to present a façade of state involvement and therefore enlisted the National Governors Association (NGA) (a trade association that doesn’t include all governors) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), another DC-based trade association. Neither of these groups had a grant of authority from any particular state or states to write the standards. The bulk of the creative work was done by Achieve, Inc., a DC-based nonprofit that includes many progressive education reformers who have been advocating national standards and curriculum for decades. Massive funding for all this came from private interests such as the Gates Foundation. read more

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