About Me

Fiscal Responsibility

John A. Rosado

I was born in Detroit; I am a first generation American. I grew up in Michigan on a dairy farm. I am the father of five sons. I received my First bachelors’ degree in Computer science From Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio. I received my second bachelors degree in Political science from Ashford University earning magna cum laude. I have worked for two years in the Mideast; Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. While there, I got involved with the people, learned their customs, learned how they think, and learned what they respect and what they do not respect.

I started and led the Peoria South Tea Party Patriots, until I took a temporary position in Fort Wayne Indiana that required me to resign from it. I am a precinct captain for Pyramid Peak Legislative District 15, as well as an elected delegate to the state convention in Arizona with the Republican Party. I have always been interested in the Constitution of the United States of America and believe that God inspired it. I believe that our founders got the purpose of government correct and stated it very well, when they said, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

I welcome comments on all of my pages. I do read every one of them. If they are constructive and promote disscussion I will post them.

My Position on Education

We are spending too much on school systems and not getting the return we should expect. In inflation adjusted dollars we are spending 4 times the amount on education today that we did in 1960. In 1960 the high school students knew who wrote the declaration of independence and that the “bill of rights” is the 1st 10 amendments to the constitution. The public high school students today do not have this basic knowledge. As I meet homeschooled students, I find that 4th  to 6thgrade  home schooled students are better informed than Public High School students.Case in point is the recent Goldwater study revealed that 50% of high school students don’t know where the Atlantic Ocean is located. 75% do not know George Washington was the first President.

When I ask parents these questions they are no better. When I ask teachers these questions, the story is the same. They do not know the history of our country but they do know the latest scandals in Hollywood. We need to get Civics, History and Geography teaching back in the school systems. We need to teach Science in schools. We need to get students ready for college.

We rank in the lowest levels on most measures of learning among the advanced nations of the world, number 65 out of 100. Our most prestigious universities must offer “remedial” courses in writing and reading just to get students ready for entering freshmen.

We need to have some core beliefs in our schools:

  1. We need to teach the founding of our country to the Students.
  2. We need to get the Federal Government out of education. The constitution does not allow for the federal government to set any standards, let alone a cabinet position.
  3. We need to teach the Constitution in our schools

40 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Cathy

    There must be something wrong with the teaching methods that we have here in Arizona when a homeschooled child is better prepared than a public school child. What was Tom Horne doing all these years? Why are the incoming freshmen below the standard and need remedial help. This is a big joke and an embarrassing situation to everyone. Bring the standards up and the teachers need to stop picketing for higher salaries. The educators need to be held accountable and need to be removed from their positions.

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  4. JRosado Post author

    I agree with you Red24, and that is why I am running for Peoria School Board

    John

  5. Robert

    Flat Ankle Boots – You say public schools are not the best; that’s a tragic understatement! But the generality of your next comment makes you a great candidate for political office. Just what are you trying to say that “public education is a critical element for many folks”? Yes it is critical that the united States once was a leading nation in the world in production, industry, innovation and commerce. For the United States to be 65th out of 190 countries in world literacy is a national disgrace!

    For Arizona to be 48th-50th in the nation (depending who you talk to) in student academic achievement is an embarrassment that is critical alright. It is time for citizens with some courage, clarity and common sense to take the helm of the ship of state and the board of education and redesign the education system in America; I refer you to the work of Professor Curtiss Hungerford, “A New Plan for Education in America” (see link to the pdf on http://www.ccmphoenix.org) and I recommend you to read the book, ” Is Public Education Necessary?” by Samuel L. Blumenfeld. It is time to expose a few social myths. Go for it John! Give em some common sense on the school board!

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    I have to respond to what Cathy posted. If we want our teachers to step up and be accountable for their roles as educators, perhaps treating them as if we valued what they do. Paying someone under $30,000 gross a year when they are supposed to be responsible for something so vital is embarrassing and a shame, especially when they have to fund a lot of their own classroom materials. I do agree that if they are not doing a good job they should be removed. I also know that a large problem regarding the large amount of good teachers is that so many who would make amazing educators are drawn to a career that pays enough to get by. Maybe we would get quality teachers if we paid them a wage that shows them their valued.

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  17. JP

    JP
    I have absolutely no idea who you are or where you come from, but that is ok for you to stay hidden. You do make a few good points here so let’s discuss them. Start with the first paragraph; Please, see my comments within your text.

    you say that special education has been largely responsible for the cost increase,
    What a simplistic view! According to John’s website, we need to teach the founding of the U.S. to our students. Yes we need to teach the founding of our great country to our children. If you have no idea where you come from, then you have no idea where you are, therefore you can be driven anyplace by nefarious individuals. Second, we need to teach the U.S. Constitution to our students. The children need to know why we are called a land of law and not in men. By teaching them the constitution, they will understand why we do not own auto companies, why the president cannot fire CEOs of private companies. They will know why nationalized health care and TARP are unconstitutional. Anything else? Besides math and science, what are John’s positions other subjects such as the arts: music, art, drama. What are his views of the value of vocational programs? What extra-curricular activities does he support? What does he want to cut? Since the 1960?s, special education has been largely responsible for increasing the cost of education above the inflation rate. Not true. The increase has come from the NEA getting more and more involved and creating more and more administrative positions so they can get ever increasing dues. Does John want to cut special education to bring spending back in line to what was spent in the 60?s? I want to cut the power of the unions. The teachers need to and should earn a good and fair living however administrative positions must be cut.
    Actually, I’d like to see documentation that the students of the 1960?s actually knew all that John says. Interestingly, when adults (students of the 60?s) are questioned today, they are just as ignorant as the students of today. JP, there is an old saying “use it or lose it.” People graduating from school in the 60s went to work to support their families. They elected representatives to run the country. The unions worked behind the veil and changed them to rulers. We did not get involved in the day to day legislative process, therefore the representatives, with the help of the unions, slowly and gently turned into the rulers that they are today. “We the People” did not get involved, therefore “We the People” forgot.
    Perhaps if everyone, seniors, parents, and students were engaged in civic life after high school, they all would actually know about the founding of the U.S. and the U.S. Constitution. This is absolutely true. Everyone needs to read magazines, newspapers and other sources to be informed and engaged as possible. Thomas Jefferson wrote “The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” Letter to John Novell, June 11, 1807 Students actually might remember what the First Amendment says if they gave First Amendment issues any thought after passing the test in American History. Again JP you are correct however; the first amendment has been largely overturned by re-writing history and of course in various Supreme Court rulings.

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  30. Dan Endsley

    We are in about 80% agreement on government schooling. In recent years I do not refer to it as “education”. I’d go a bit further than you, in that I’d work to end compulsory government schooling laws. There were none until the mid 1850′s when the Boston School Committee decided it was the best way to give our country a homogenized society and reduce the influence of parents in the upbringing of their children.

    My two children ended traditional schooling after grades 9 and 8 respectively. They utilized distance learning, real life exploration, and apprenticeships to continue their education. We do not need to build one more school, buy one more school bus, or hire one more teacher or janitor to successfully educate our children.

    One of mine is now a police officer. The other is a senior vice president in charge of business development for a multi-billion dollar international company.

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