Gov. Candidate Mark Fisher: “Absolutely” opt out of Common Core, Gov. Candidate Charlie Baker: Give it a try, if it doesn’t work, scrap it
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When it comes to the topic “Common Core” (Google elsewhere), at THEIR CORE, Mark Fisher has been a consistent opponent. Charlie Baker steps back and forth on both sides of the issue. They’re starting to call him “WINDMILL CHARLIE”.
So, we’ve posted the video, so you can see how CHARLIE BAKER responded in debate on AUG. 13, 2014.
Also, below these comments, we’ve posted his latest website posting (as of Aug. 23, 2014). Good luck reading through the lines of the WINDMILL CHARLIE campaign.
QUESTION: Opt out of Common Core:
Mark Fisher: “Absolutely”
Charlie Baker: Try it out, if it doesn’t work (if kids don’t perform well) then scrap it.
“Testified against in it 2010…but…” and he goes on to advocate trying it out now that we know more about it than in 2010, and if it doesn’t work out, we can scrap it.
Mark Fisher terms that as using the children as guinea pigs. We should be clear about what this is, and not implement something that is high-risk and can be problematic, and is opposed by many communities.
FROM CHARLIE BAKER’S WEBSITE on AUG 23, 2014, just 10 days after the video, he’s windmilled again? Perhaps? Or how do you interpret these fence-straddling words? Sounds like perfect obtuse politician speak:
Charlie testified publicly against Common Core in 2010 because he worries about losing control of the standards which have made Massachusetts the number one state in America in education. He supports strong education standards and believes those standards and measurements are best determined by teachers, parents and educators here in Massachusetts, not Washington D.C. As governor, Charlie will fight for high standards and accountability.
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Believe it or not the Boston Globe has actually written and published a fair and honest article / interview with Steve Aylward (Republican State Committeeman and Chairman on the Tank the Gas Tax Committee) and the State Representative Geoff Diehl. Both have been critical to this effort. This truly citizen driven endeavor to stop “Taxation Without Representation” has brought together reform minded activists from throughout commonwealth. The signature gathering was done by a 100% volunteer army. The measure made to the ballot because of tireless work of people like Marty Lamb, Desiree Awizio, State Senate Candidate Robert Cappucci, Chris Pinto, Vote Core Values own Lonnie Brennan… and organizations like the Massachusetts Republican Assembly, the MA-GOP and many Republican State Committee members. Of course Geoff Diehl is not the only legislator who joined the battle. Shaunna O’Connell, Jim Lyons are just two other prominent names giving of their time, talent, and treasure. And of course, we’ve been bolstered by Media personalities like Holly Robichaud, Howie Carr, and Jeff Kuhner. Returning to the article itself: Aylward and Diehl do a masterful job of making the case for why we must pass Question 1 this November… But what is astonishing is the Globe printed the truth!
The article starts:
When Steven Aylward’s four daughters were public school students in Watertown, he heard rumblings about budget problems and decided to look into how the town’s school system was run for himself. He didn’t like what he found.
“There was all sorts of waste,” said Aylward, who soon won a seat on the Watertown School Committee and eventually became its chairman. “They always struggled to find money for the special education department, but nobody wanted to look at whether we could save money somewhere else. They had this attitude like, ‘We’re the school department; we know better than you.’ ”
Today, Aylward senses the same attitude from defenders of a 2013 Massachusetts law that mandates automatic adjustments to the state gasoline tax based on the Consumer Price Index. So, as he did when he ran for school committee, Aylward decided to do something about it. Along with several hundred volunteers and Republicans in the Legislature, Aylward gathered about 100,000 signatures to put a question on the November ballot that would repeal the so-called indexing measure. Read more …..
Robert Cappucci is running for State Senate in the Second Middlesex District… including Medford, Somerville, parts of Cambridge and Winchester. His opponent has been there for far too long. She’s never met a tax she didn’t like, including the forever automatic gas tax increases. Too add insult to injury she takes commuting Per-Diem to travel from Somerville to Beacon Hill! She favor unrestricted illegal immigration and making Massachusetts a magnet for illegal aliens. To that end she’s co-sponsored and or supported legislation to give them benefits like “in state tuition breaks” to our state colleges and MA driver’s licenses. In the past she’s won awards from the “Democratic Socialists of America” and more recently was presenter of awards on their behalf. She is not at all our grandparents’ type of working class Democrat. Rather she is an ivory tower elitist… who is out of touch with the real world and working people.
Please visit Robert Cappucci’s Website. Get involved in the campaign, make a donation to help End One Party Rule in Massachusetts.
SECOND FRANKLIN DISTRICT
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES DEBATE
AUGUST 20 AT 7 PM
PETERSHAM TOWN HALL
1 SOUTH MAIN STREET, PETERSHAM, MA
COME HEAR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR STATE
REPRESENTATIVE, SUSANNAH WHIPPS LEE AND KAREN ANDERSON
DEBATE ISSUES FACING THE VOTERS OF THE SECOND FRANKLIN DISTRICT.
THE SECOND FRANKLIN DISTRICT IS MADE UP OF THE TOWNS OF ATHOL, BELCHERTOWN (A), ERVING, GILL, NEW SALEM, ORANGE, PETERSHAM, PHILLIPSTON, TEMPLETON, ROYALSTON, WARICK AND WENDELL
By Lisa J. Barstow
Posted Jul. 29, 2014 @ 5:23 pm
As a Republican State Committee member representing Brookline, Newton and Wellesley, I daily encounter what I call “an irrational disdain” for Republicans — to the level of personal attacks to my face simply because of my party affiliation by otherwise intelligent, decent people. The reality vs. image of the Massachusetts Republican Party and its candidates is far different than the image emblazoned in the minds of many of my neighbors in Obama-Warren-Kennedy country — but let’s save that image issue for another day.
Today, I have to ask my fellow Massachusetts citizens who vote Democrat how they can justify support for a party which controls every aspect of Beacon Hill after all the revelations in the Probation Department scandal and its cancerous appendages that reach far beyond one department of the Patrick administration.
Racketeering, racketeering conspiracy and mail fraud will send the former Probation chief to federal prison, maybe for 20 years, for running an agency that resembles a Whitey Bulger enterprise — an organized crime syndicate taking care of its own — and operating a little too close for comfort to Democrat House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Democrat Senate President Therese Murray.
For more information about Mark Fisher for Governor, visit www.markfisher2014.com
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE, Saturday, July 26th Athol-Mahar Pop Warner vendor fair in the field at the Orange airport.
The committee to elect Karen Anderson for State Representative announced today the sponsorship of a voter registration drive Saturday, July 26th. The drive will take place at the Athol-Mahar Pop Warner vendor fair in the field at the Orange airport.
Karen Anderson and her team will be working the booth from 7:00AM until 3:00PM. “Here is your opportunity to voice your opinion on how you want your Town, your State, and your Country to be governed.
If you neglect to vote you are allowing others to make the decision for you. As a citizen it is your right and privilege to participate in choosing one whom will represent you to make those decisions that will help you live a better, more productive life in the “pursuit of peace and happiness.” said Anderson about the importance of encouraging voter registration. In addition she added “If you are not registered to voter already, you have this opportunity on Saturday to do so and support a community organization “.
Pop Warner is a great place to learn to help one another in skills that are necessary to living peaceably with our neighbors. Teamwork, by doing your best and having someone to help you when you come up short, encourages you to expand and grow your own skills while helping others. What a great opportunity to lead by example and register to vote, doing your part in our community, and sign up your youngster to have fun and learn skills that will help them through their lifetime.
Karen Anderson, a Republican candidate from Orange is running for State Representative in the Second Franklin District. The Republican primary election will be held on September 9th. More information can be found at: www.KarenAnderson2014.com