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Monday, April 09, 06:30 pm - Apr 9: Movie Night - The Arroyo

Thursday, April 26, 06:30 pm - NETTP: Calling For Cruz

Monday, May 14, 05:30 pm - May 14: David Barton at NETTP

Monday, June 11, 05:30 pm - June 11: Indoctrination on Campus

Monday, July 09, 05:30 pm - July 9: What's happening in North Korea

CORE BELIEFS:

NE Tarrant Tea Party believes in

  • Personal Responsibility
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Limited Government
  • Rule of Law
  • National Sovereignty
  • Traditional 2-Party System
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WHO ARE WE?

Don't let the name fool you!  We are a statewide movement...  a group of activists from all across Texas promoting Constitutional governance in every precinct, one voter at a time.  Take a look at our Board members and find contact information here.

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WHO REPRESENTS ME?

It is a citizen's responsibility to provide regular feedback, both positive and negative, to his/her representatives.  Here is a helpful list of contact information for NE Tarrant County residents, from city council to President.

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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD School Board Race

April 24, 2018.

GCISD School Board – The two incumbents both have challengers we support. Those challengers are Amy Putnam & Tim Raine.  The more we’ve researched what’s going on right here in our own schools, the more appalled we are.  If there is no change in leadership, these things will continue.  Here are a couple stories and some horrifying statistics…

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Who is this guy with the big yard signs, and why are we sharing pictures of him campaigning? Well, meet Mark Bauer, leader of the local Democrats and Battleground Texas, the movement to turn Texas blue.  He’s also the campaign strategizer for Mindy McClure and Becky St. John (the 2 incumbents).  This is a pic of him and McClure putting up yard signs, as well as a pic of him working the polls pushing both candidates. He's also running their phone bank and supporting them financially. Need we say more? For what it’s worth, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione is also activating Democrats to vote for the incumbents.

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Several weeks ago at GCISD a "survey" was done in an 8th grade language arts class asking the kids if they had LGBT desires. Last week 6th graders were given a survey asking if they'd ever had sexual intercourse. One girl didn't even know what that meant and didn't answer the question. If they are too young to even know the vocabulary, why is this even being brought up? Yes, some 6th graders are more "mature" than others, but does that mean all of them have to be brought out of innocence before they are ready? What business is it of GCISD if a child is sexually active??? These are electronic surveys, so the parents don't ever get to see them, and in the case of the 6th graders, the parents we've talked to had no idea the survey was being conducted. These are very involved parents, so if it was communicated, it wasn't communicated well. When things like this are brought up to administration, the teacher might be reprimanded, but it means nothing, and then they are literally sent flowers to make it all better! No joke! Something similar happened recently in Mansfield ISD. The school board took it seriously, and the teacher is gone. What is wrong with GCISD??? Time for new leadership.

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Why was this poster hanging in the CHHS Library? Teachers, admin, and parents who saw this every day never once questioned it? When the PTA held their candidate forum, several folks saw it and were upset. Us too! We shared it on Facebook and 100s of angry parents responded. The school was forced to take it down, giving us 3 different, opposing explanations. Why not just admit it was a bad choice instead of make stuff up? It turns out this very same poster HAS been complained about before – and nothing was done. Bottom line:  There are many ways to say the library offers historical fiction. This was not a good choice. The picture clearly gives the message that our nation, our Constitution, and our faith are fiction. Don’t believe us? Try putting a Muslim crescent on that poster, or a rainbow flag. The 2 sitting school board members & their supporters defended the “art” to the bitter end. But all’s well that ends well. The poster is down, and those 2 board members may soon be replaced!

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If that’s not enough to convince you that we need change in leadership at GCISD, consider some of these scary facts:

  • ***Average property tax has increased 50% in the past 10 years, yet student enrollment and number of teachers has decreased. What are they doing with all that money?  Outstanding debt is up 60%! With fewer students!

 

  • ***One of the incumbents has spent 9 years making trips to Austin on the taxpayer dime to lobby AGAINST things important to me and you… like even just a study on school finance reform and against pay increases for teachers.

 

  • ***Test scores at GCISD are not increasing, even with all the money they are spending. Even stagnant test scores do not tell the whole story, because in reality the tests and the classes are being dumbed down so that everyone can get As and more can take AP classes.   A trophy for every kid, right?

 

  • ***GCISD spends millions of dollars each year to educate kids all over the world via an online school program. Of the 600 people enrolled, only 34 are from GCISD.  Shouldn’t we take care of core functions first?  For example, just this week, a bunch of special ed teachers were laid off due to budget cuts.  How can we spend all that money to educate kids who do not even reside in our district while neglecting our own learning-disabled and special needs children whose parents are actual GCISD taxpayers? Or how about offering an ACT/SAT Prep Course to all students instead of a small group of select few?  Those not selected have to shell out $3000 for a private course if they want to be able to compete for college scholarships!  Obviously the average family cannot afford that.

 

  • ***With LEAD 2021, GCISD started pushing a digital teaching platform and reducing the number of teachers. Now teachers that have been in our district for more than three years or so are at the lowest pay rate in the area, and so they leave.  Our turnover rate has jumped several points three years in a row.

 

  • ***GCISD has nearly $700 million in bonds!  And that doesn’t even include $60 million not sold yet!  Our debt payment is nearly 25% of our annual budget!  Wow!

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Amy Putnam and Tim Raine are truly a dynamic duo.  Tim’s Nationwide Insurance office was in Grapevine for 24 years so you may recognize his name.  And get this… he was President of the GCISD Board back when it was fiscally stable.  Amy is a former teacher with her Masters in Educational Counseling, plus she won the Lifetime PTA Member award!  These two know their stuff, and they want to serve for the right reasons.  Do you shake your head and wonder what happened to our public schools?  So do we – and we offer Amy Putnam and Tim Raine as two positive solutions. 

Here’s the thing… in Grapevine, for some reason we can’t get good people to vote in our local elections.  The usual suspects always vote – the ones who have an agenda to push.  And they win because nobody shows up to help defeat them.  We can’t squander this blessing God has given us! We have not just one but TWO fantastic, salt of the earth candidates who can hit the ground running from Day One.  Please vote.  But even voting is not enough.  Please find 5 other people who don’t usually vote and get them to cast a ballot as well.  Our community is counting on it!

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CORE BELIEFS:

NE Tarrant Tea Party believes in

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WHO ARE WE?

Don't let the name fool you!  We are a statewide movement...  a group of activists from all across Texas promoting Constitutional governance in every precinct, one voter at a time.  Take a look at our Board members and find contact information here.

[READ MORE]

WHO REPRESENTS ME?

It is a citizen's responsibility to provide regular feedback, both positive and negative, to his/her representatives.  Here is a helpful list of contact information for NE Tarrant County residents, from city council to President.

[READ MORE]