Sheila K. Muehling
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By Sheila K. Muehling | September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Political arguments have been posted all over the media this summer as public officials argue about the practice of spiking retirement benefits by public employees. As frustrated as it makes me when reading about this practice by city, state and federal employees, it makes me twice as mad when I consider the budget spiking by utilities such as APS, SRP and TPG.

If you have worked for a big corporation with multiple divisions and budgets, you probably know about a common …

By Sheila K. Muehling | August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Years ago, I remember a friend of mine telling me a story about lessons in life. I was a young mother of two boys, and it had been about six months after the divorce, from my husband of eleven years, was finalized. I was having a particularly hard week with both of my sons relentlessly testing me on a daily basis. I knew that I had made the right decision about the divorce but carrying the load of a single …

By Sheila K. Muehling | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The new Common Core Standards will be implemented into the schools in the 2013/2014 school year with full program implementation scheduled for 2014/2015 school year.  However, many people—parents, teachers, and administrators—are still asking how this massive program is going to work and where the money is coming from to pay for it.

I have posted three articles on this subject in order to share with the readers where this program came from. Each article (

By Sheila K. Muehling | July 5, 2013 | 2 Comments
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As Common Core is rolled out in the 2013-14 school year, many people in the public are asking questions as to what the program is and where it came from. Parents, grandparents and conservative activists are calling for public forums with their state superintendents. Questions are being posed as to who developed this program and who wrote the standards the schools will be mandated to follow. Many are asking questions but few are getting answers.

In my previous post I referenced a …

By Sheila K. Muehling | July 2, 2013 | 2 Comments
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A response to the comments of Andrew Meeusen.

Dear Mr. Meeusen, 

Thank you for your response. I would like to start by saying that your words, as well as mine, are important, and I take your opinion seriously. I am saddened that our country has become one where we the people will often not listen to the opinions of others because you think they are not on the right side of the …

By Sheila K. Muehling | July 1, 2013 | 9 Comments
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Last week Mr. Andrew Meeusen posted a response to the article about public opinion at John Huppenthal’s public forum on Common Core. The following is my response to Mr. Meeusen’s points.

Mr. Meeusen – I would like to respond to “Regarding the new Common Core Standards set to take effect:” The Republic’s article “Defending new school standards” (Valley & State, Wednesday) contained a passage indicating that one audience member at Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal’s forum believed that the …

By Sheila K. Muehling | October 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
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Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki referred to Mitt Romney’s performance during the Denver Presidential Debate as “theatrical” and “practiced.”  It was interesting to hear these adjectives describing Romney’s presentation. However upon second thought it made sense that the Obama campaign would view everything in this way. In the controlled environment of the academic world, your performance is based on how well you memorized the facts and prepared your presentation. Often the student …

By Sheila K. Muehling | September 30, 2012 | 17 Comments
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Most adults have heard the story of the pied piper who appeared in the fairy tale by Robert Browning.  This is a story about a man who came to a small European hamlet to lure the rats away that had infiltrated the town. After completing his job the townsfolk refused to pay him and in retaliation he returned with a sweet song of love and prosperity, leading the children away to their death.

The United States has elected a pied piper …

By Sheila K. Muehling | September 24, 2012 | 8 Comments
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Over the past couple of weeks I have been bombarded with messages from people who are worried sick about how the Romney/Ryan campaign is handling the message of our conservative movement to replace Obama in the White House. Many worry that Romney is not aggressive enough or not getting the message out. Many are concerned about the polls showing Obama gaining momentum.

Last week a hidden video was released showing a Romney’s statement at a fundraiser last May.  It was amazing …

By Sheila K. Muehling | July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Have you ever sat in a courtroom and listened to a judge and thought, “How in the world did he/she get a law license let alone become a judge?”

As a legal assistant to my attorney brother, I spent many hours in a Chicago Cook Country courtroom sorting through mounds of paperwork required to present a case in civil court.  Even though I was always appalled at the …