Ed Supe Kathy Hoffman proves too much is never enough

February 6, 2019

Hoffman’s ‘State of Education’ speech demands additional teacher’s salary increases, as she thumbs her nose at 20% raises

It was easy enough to miss — but Democrat Kathy Hoffman, Arizona’s newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction, delivered her fledgling State of Education speech.

A committed leftist, her campaign of smoke and mirrors promised a sound education benefiting Arizona’s school children, many of whom are in ESL classes and not up to speed in the basics. Yet Hoffman regards sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, including clear policies, support groups, and activities for LGBTQ students on the top of her list.  Her campaign website stated, “Welcoming family diversity promotes exclusivity and must be a priority for our state.”

Hoffman’s intransigent opposition to charter schools is abundantly clear, with these irrational words addressing her fears, “I do not support the expansion of ESA vouchers and will be voting NO on Prop 305 come November. If passed, Prop 305 would further defund our public schools. This is terrifying.”

The proposition was ultimately defeated by the public school teachers’ union activists* who couldn’t compete with the proliferation of excellent Charter Schools and want to deny parents choice in the education of their own children. While public school teachers went out on strike, none of the charter or parochial school teachers joined their Socialist-led parade.

Paid month’s long maternity and paternity leave is another of the policies Hoffman advocates, saying such plans would help retain teachers. Apparently working a part-time job, with lengthy holiday vacation days and summer’s off isn’t enough of an enticement.

Kathy Hoffman notes she “proudly voted to walk out” with her fellow #REDSforEd striking teachers who abandoned a reported 840,000 Arizona students for over a week in violation of their contractual agreements as they followed Socialist Pied Piper Noah Karvelis a 24-year-old hip hop music teacher and avowed Socialist. She says she was “inspired by unity within the movement.”

Lacking any leadership experience, Hoffman has spent more time as a student than as a teacher, having taught preschool for two years and two additional years as a years as a speech therapist.

After initially rejecting the outrageous demands for a 20% pay increase for their part-time jobs, Gov. Doug Ducey caved in to their threats while lying about the lack of a tax increase, using inventive language to deceive Arizona taxpayers.

We’ve been had…by politicians of both parties.

* Center for Responsive Politics

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Brittany Zamora: Another sexual predator teacher

January 23, 2019

Had this sexual predator teacher not been caught, she would be receiving the 20% raise gifted by vacillating Gov. Ducey, who ultimately caved to the demands of the striking unionist teachers who abandoned 800,000 AZ students for a week. His move only embolden them to hold taxpayers hostage at their whim.

For years Seeing Red AZ exposed the sexual predators in Arizona’s schools.  These were not people scaling fences to illegally enter the grounds where children were supposed to be getting an education.  The predators we routinely exposed were the teachers entrusted to educating students, not exploit them.  After covering countless members of the leftist teacher’s unions who betrayed the trust of parents and students, we let our coverage of these predators lapse, since it became what we referred to as theEndless Parade.”

This 2013 post exposed the strenuous efforts engaged in by leaders of the nation’s major teachers unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers — objecting to barring such predators from working around school children. They claimed the measure might “jeopardize workers’ protections under union contracts.”

In numerous cases involving teachers or administrators, union officials have negotiated separation agreements with employers, allowing offenders to quietly leave their positions with a letter of recommendation — enabling them to secure jobs in unsuspecting districts — as well as taking a hefty payout with them as they leave.

Today, we’re reviving the topic of predator teachers to introduce Brittany Zamora, 27, a married sixth-grade teacher at Las Brisas Academy Elementary in Goodyear Arizona who repeatedly engaged in sex acts at the school with a 13-year-old boy who was in her class. His parents have filed a lawsuit against the district, where other teachers and students were aware of the inappropriate relationship. Rather than notifying the boy’s parents, Principal Timothy Dickey lectured students about “the dangers of rumors.”

Read their explicit text message exchanges here.

Zamora was arrested at the home she shares with her husband and is being held on $250,000 bond. 

In 2016, Zamora was certified to teach elementary education K-8 in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Education’s database, which now notes she has a disciplinary record on file. She was certified to teach Structured English Immersion, a method of rapidly teaching language skills to non-English speakers. Obviously, she’s found a universal language that bypasses the mundane teaching practices. 

Brittany Zamora has been booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail, charged with 8 counts of sexual contact with a minor, Class 2 felonies; 2 counts of child molestation, Class 2 felonies; and I count of transmitting obscene material, a Class 4 Felony. She is scheduled for a status conference on March 29 and a preliminary hearing April 2, 2019.

 


Fem Dems take the term “swearing-in” seriously

January 5, 2019

On her first day in office, newly elected U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, (DS-MI) began her career with a vulgar assault (video) on President Donald Trump.

Speaking at a D.C. reception hosted by the radically leftist, Soros-funded  group MoveOn.org, the Muslim congresswoman related an exchange with her son on election night. 

Tlaib, a member of the Democrat Socialists of America who ran unopposed in the General Election, quoted her son saying, “Mama, look, you won. Bullies don’t win.” Her response was far from typical of the way most mothers would interact with their child, “Baby, they don’t. Because we’re gonna go in there, we’re gonna impeach the motherf**ker.”

Representing Michigan’s 13th Congressional District, a minority majority district, she advocates for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and supports free health care and free college. The daughter of Palestinian immigrants, she is an ardent opponent of the nation of Israel. She is one of 14 children in a family that accessed welfare benefits.

Unlike Rashida Tlaib, who took her oath of office with her hand on the Quoran, Arizona freshman class Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, a self-identified bi-sexual, also known for her crude language, opted for a volume of Arizona Revised Statutes, a law book that includes both the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions. Previously describing herself an atheist, she now has the distinction of being the only senator to declare herself “religiously unaffiliated.” God is only invoked when she swears.

Keep extremist U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Bronx-born Puerto Rican in your sights, as well. She didn’t take her oath on the Communist Manifesto, though it fits her agenda. She says she wants to impose a 70% tax on “the rich,” though she doesn’t identify who they are, nor does she acknowledge that the wealthiest Americans already pay the highest federal taxes, while many others pay none at all.

Like Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez is member of the Democratic Socialists of America. She worked as a community organizer for Democrat Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in 2016.  Ocasio-Cortez ran on a far-left platform which includes abolishing ICE, race-based leniency for minority criminals, tuition-free college and universal healthcare.

Hillary Clinton called conservatives “deplorables.” Think of these three women as “indistinguishables.”  Shocking as it is, as public schools dumb down America’s students teaching global warming and recycling rather than broad based American and world history, there are sure to be more following in their footsteps. 

Although capitalism has been the most dynamic force for economic advancement, delivering countless millions out of the depths of poverty, raised living standards to once-unimaginable heights and enabled an unprecedented flourishing of productive creativity, young Americans are not impressed (video).  It was the support of 18 to 34 year old millennials that made Socialist Bernie Sanders an unlikely presidential contender, although he was older than many of their grandparents …who, through years of experience,  are more likely to be Republicans.


How will Ducey handle non-striking state workers seeking raises?

December 19, 2018

Sixteen state agencies* are reported to be “requesting” pay increases for their employees. Though merit based raises have provided some pay boosts, across-the-board pay hikes haven’t been given in nearly 20 years.

Unlike the left-wing, unionist public school teachers who abandoned 840,000 Arizona students as they walked off the job in the final weeks of last school year —- in violation of their contractual agreements —- the approximately 27,000 state employees have not followed a Socialist Pied Piper or made demands.

This randomly selected school calendar clearly shows the vacation days, half days for teacher planning and teacher collaboration, lengthy Spring break, and Spring holiday (once known as Easter), Winter break and Winter holiday (previously called Christmas) —- before being neutered by liberal educrats —- including months of summer vacation time.

State workers typically get two weeks of vacation and national holidays off. They work full days and don’t get paid time off to collaborate with co-workers.

Gov. Doug Ducey initially said he would not be held hostage to the teacher’s 20% salary increase demands, then quickly acquiesced. He should have emulated President Ronald Reagan (brief video) when the PATCO union air traffic controllers walked off the job in 1981. He ultimately fired 11,345 strikers who refused to return to work, and banned them from ever holding a federal job again.

Ducey appeased educrats again by putting a liberal Dem on the Arizona Board of Regents. This action came after they showed their gratitude with a unified take-down of Republicans during the Nov. 6 General Election.

Departments of Child Safety; Corrections; Economic Security; Health Services; Industrial Commission; Insurance; Liquor Licensing and Control; Public Safety; Real Estate; Registrar of Contractors; Revenue; School Facilities Board; State Parks and Trails; Transportation; Veterans Services; and Water Resources.


Higher education reaches its nadir*

December 6, 2018

Illegal invaders now charity recipients, courtesy of Berkeley

Gone are the days when a university degree was indicative of attaining a higher education. Nurtured in a curriculum of liberal indoctrination from the earliest grades, students are pawns in an ideological crusade. This appalling example from Edina, Minnesota is not an anomaly, but is reflective of teaching throughout the United States.

Is it any wonder that by the time the barely out of wet-diaper toddlerdom, kindergartners are propagandized, matriculating as brainwashed high school students, ultimately reaching institutions such as Berkeley or Princeton, they engage in full-throated lunacy?

The student government at the University of California, Berkeley, “voted to financially fund the migrant caravan in a resolution passed by the student senate,” as Breitbart reported. “US imperialism and white colonialism has been implemented in Central American countries,” said a teary-eyed student, adding that she would be ashamed to see anyone in the student senate vote against funding the migrant caravan. Once again students illiterate of history accuse anyone they disagree with as being “Nazis,” although there are no brutal labor camps with ovens specially constructed for humans or gas streaming from shower heads, killing men, women and children given bars of soap to make the victims more compliant. Janet Napolitano, formerly Arizona’s radically leftist governor and Obama’s appointee as a worthless Homeland Security chieftain, is now the president of the University of California system.

On the East coast, Princeton sophomore Noa Wollstein was so offended by the “toxic masculinity” expressed in the song, “Kiss the Girl,” she was moved to write to the student newspaper, The Daily Princetonian to complainShe declared the Disney song performed by an all-male a cappella group, the Princeton Tigertones, was misogynistic and dismissive of consent. In the cartoon film, The little Mermaid, it is sung by Sebastian a talking crab, urging him to kiss Ariel, the little mermaid.

“Remove the context of magic and mermaids,” Wollstein wrote, “and the lyrics blatantly encourage a man to try to make physical advances on a woman without her consent.”

FrontPage mag exposed, “Another week of leftist lunacy,” writing, “One worrying illustration of this comes from – none other than – the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) with, chapters at more than 500 universities and colleges throughout the U.S. According to Campus Reform, the AAUP is urging its members to combat legislative proposals meant for “the protection of free speech” on campus.”

Imagine that?

* That’s ‘rock bottom’ for those of you who graduated from an Ivy League school.


The border. The invasion. The wall. The truth.

November 26, 2018

Standing firm with President Trump on the border

Let’s get this straight.  An estimated 7,000 Central Americans, with thousands more expected, are claiming they are leaving their homelands due to dire conditions and are seeking asylum. Traveling in what are described as caravans, they have passed through Mexico, without asking to be allowed to stay there. It’s America they desire, as they are lured by our taxpayer funded goodies (shocking news video). American citizens are being fed a continual diet of deceit and contrivances about these folks often referred to simply as “migrants.” The accurate descriptive wordsillegal aliens” are now considered pejoratives.

Their desire to be Americans is so great, the mostly young men brandish their own national flags and defiantly hurl rocks at the U.S. Border Patrol agents, boldly displaying their deep desire to enter our country and become acculturated. To gain access, they are now storming the border en masse. Criminals have been found among these sterling folks.

Assimilation is not their goal, nor is asylum, or they would have asked for it when entering Mexico. Overrunning Tijuana, creating havoc and skyrocketing costs to sustain them there, the Mexicans who live in the city are marching in the streets protesting the Central American invaders who are funded by activist organizations and globalist billionaire George Soros. He has long supported Chicago-based La Familia Latina Unita. (Bill O’Reilly video.)

Yet when President Trump declares he will permanently shut down the border if the human avalanche continues across our border, he is derided as lacking compassion.

The political component is all too clear. Radical Democrats want to ensure a borderless society and a permanent leftist voting bloc. The leftwing media vilifies President Trump, and the soon-to-be-installed Democrat House majority is chomping at the bit to bring him down.

The rest of us, those who comprehend the ugly realities, are all too aware that among the left and at universities across our nation, celebrating illegals is the new chic craze. Even following the senseless murder of Kate Steinle shot while walking along the San Francisco pier with her father, the word “deportation” is never uttered, although the Mexican national shooter with a criminal history was previously deported five times. He was acquitted in the murder trial. And across the bay in Oakland, the Democrat mayor has been cheered for warning illegals in advance of ICE raids.

We live in a time when there are no penalties for lawlessness and schools indoctrinate our students to the point where elderly Socialist Bernie Sanders was a big 2016 hit with millennials who lack historical knowledge of its failed regimes. Devoid of understanding, they prefer socialism to capitalism. (Set aside time for this instructive video.) Businessman President Trump deserves our support for his efforts to keep American safe and in the capitalistic realm.


Ducey still appeasing educrats with Dem ABOR app’t

November 21, 2018

After backtracking on his pledge not to reward Arizona’s striking #REDS for ED public school teachers who disregarded their contractual agreements as they abandoned over 840,000  students for a week, Gov. Doug Ducey caved in to their demands for a 20% salary increase for their part-time jobs. His acquiescence emboldened the unionists further as they wielded their new-found influence in the recent Nov. 6, election, turning previously red Arizona a deep purple.

Now easily reelected to his final term as governor by his teacher comrades, Ducey with no further constraints, has appointed Democrat Fred DuVal, his former 2014 gubernatorial rival, to the Arizona Board of Regents. This is the second, non-consecutive, term for retread DuVal, who was initially appointed by Janet Napolitano. His liberal bona fides are exactly what would be expected. During his previous tenure he was a reliable university tuition hike advocate. DuVal was previously an aide to Democrat Gov. Bruce Babbitt and worked as Bill Clinton’s White House Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.

This is the enthusiastic welcome leftist DuVal received from the Board of Regents. Not to be outdone, Ducey heaped even more praise (via linked press release) on his former foe, then derided as an “arrogant Washington insider and career influence peddler.” It’s easy to be gracious after emerging victorious 53.4% to 41.6% but do you have to be foolish?  Are there no worthy Republicans to appoint to the Arizona Board of Regents?

DuVal is a darling of the educrats, whose gratitude for their taxpayer-funded raise was demonstrated by a colossal slap in the face to Arizona parents. With the support of the increasingly radical, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper, public school teachers led the vote against Prop. 305, which would have expanded eligibility for education empowerment scholarship accounts. The liberal educrats organized to deny parental choice in education. They also united to elect leftist Democrat Kathy Hoffman as Superintendent of Public Instruction. Her background? She was a preschool teacher for less than two years and a school speech therapist for five. Her sole qualification that mattered to them is a “D” after her name.