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Mathematics – The New Social Justice!

Sorry, I haven’t posted here in a couple of months – Fall is such an interesting and driving time. Family in my house always comes first and we have had our share of “family affairs” since August, but all is good. Better than in our schools which have slid off the mountain tops into “social justice” so far I am afraid we will never find our way out.

I started posting about how they are using the different subjects taught t our children to push social justice and now the big one is in how they are manipulating Math to address the subject.

Learning by the Bible to do good, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause and help your fellow man is NOT Social Justice, but being a decent Human Being!

Unless we as a whole stand up and say, “NO MORE – GET YOUR HANDS AND IDEAS AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN AND JUST TEACH THEM” – nothing is going to change. It isn’t going to change because they don’t care about our kids – and theirs go to private schools.

Since most of our legislators have discovered a way to make a lot of money from owning Charter schools and aligning up with multi corporations, I wonder how much they are going to make endorsing and passing legislation regarding vouchers.

I first started researching education when Obama’s take-over ideas began to leak out even before he was elected. Make note parents, George H. Bush was no friend of our children any more than Bill Clinton, the other snake Bushes, Bill Ayers, Lamar Alexander, Rothschilds, Rockefeller’s and the Soros clan.

All of you parents whose children are in the IB Program – are you aware that is a UN/UNESCO curriculum that is Marxist/socialist and in a very subtle way, and costs your schools millions in the long run and the worst of all, it is proprietary and must be accepted for what it teaches – nothing can be changed and textbooks come from them. It does not have to conform to our education curriculum.

One of the first things that really rocked me was in how our children were to learn math and the fact that it didn’t matter if the answers were correct or not, but how they had obtained their answers. So, what I had heard was true, 2+2 = 4 was not the only answer a person could have for this equation; 1+2 could equal 4, 5+4 could equal 4 – it was all ok, just the way you worked the problems and came to your answer was important.

ReThinking MathematicsThis seemed stupid to me so I went researching. The first book I found was “Rethinking Mathematics” by Eric Gutstein, a professor of Mathematics at the Univ. of Illinois in Chicago.

I wasn’t surprised as to where he came from having already researched the damage Arnie Duncan had done to the Chicago schools before Obama was elected.

This book uses Gutstein’s interpretation of social injustices mostly in America and enjoins that to Mathematical Q & A. It reads almost as if he had taken the writings from within the Earth Charter and converted it to Math.

“In this new expanded and updated edition of Rethinking Mathematics, more than 50 articles show how to weave social justice issues throughout the mathematics curriculum, as well as how to integrate mathematics into other curricular areas.”

Rethinking Mathematics” offers teaching ideas, lesson plans, and reflections by practitioners and mathematics educators. This is real-world math – math that helps students analyze social problems as they gain essential academic skills.”

“This book offers hope and guidance for teachers to enliven and strengthen their math teaching. It will deepen students understanding of society and help prepare them to be critical, active participants in a democracy. Blending theory and practice, this is the only resource of its kind.”  (Thank God).

Teaching Mathematics for Social JusticeUnfortunately, it is NOT the only one of its kind. Take “Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice” by David Stinson. The author says “Educators increasingly recognize the important role that mathematics teaching plays in helping students to understand and overcome social injustice and inequality. This collection of original articles is the start of a compelling conversation among some of the leading figures in critical and social justice mathematics, a number of teachers and educators who have been inspired by them and who have inspiring stories of their own to tell and any reader interested in the intersection of education and social justice. An important read for every educator, this book shows how to teach mathematics so that all students are given the tools they need to confront issues of social justice today and in the future.”

This is another wake-up call as to who is teaching your kids. The educators can know all about our families, but we aren’t supposed to know anything about the person that spends the most time with our children.

Something is very wrong with this picture! Especially since the really good teachers have left teaching and have been replaced by Teach for America teachers who in most cases graduated NOT having a degree in Education and non-certified teachers are being allowed to teach. Check with your local school boards on certification laws.

Both books imply we have been racist in the teaching of math. Since when did one half of the classroom learn from one Math book and the other half a different book?

The spoken and unspoken belief about black students is tied to broader perceptions about black people. So, let’s just say it: Some believe the gap is a function of weak family and community structures, male joblessness, drug use, and permissive cultural values—which they assert predominate in the black community.

What is your “social rational” for the white boys out on the streets selling the dope, beating up women, and causing riots?

Others believe that blacks constitute a community that is largely beyond intervention and that no amount of funding or special programs can fix what ails the perpetually troubled. If this is true liberal democrats, then why is it every education bill you pass is directed at low-income areas?

Is it because the whitey’s that think so much of themselves continually try to drum this nonsense into the black children of this country. You continually tell them they will never amount to anything, don’t even try to get into college and the good one – you will never get a job of any meaning to be able to support a family.

Then these evil men and women like to say that any black child who has asserted themselves to be able to go to college then what they have done is outsmart the stereotype which has been set up and they refer to them as “outliers” – something or someone that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of, as a cow far from the rest of the herd, or maybe a black or Hispanic child saying, “you are all are wrong, I will succeed”.

These erroneous and insulting beliefs persist out there because they are repeated by a constant recitation of negative statistics about blacks and now also Hispanics in the research literature and unrelenting circulated news accounts. Such wrong and deceitful assertions negate accurate and meaningful portrayals of black and Hispanic people. Mostly, they are misdirecting education and social policy and have skewed funding priorities in education by their constant legislation aimed at “low-income” families.

Regrettably, Americans have been socialized by the scholarly and journalism communities to accept at face value negative data and false information about blacks and been trained to also believe their colored students will “never make anything of themselves”.

Now the new thing is to be sure that middle and high school teachers learn how to incorporate social justice items such as racism and chosen privilege into their classrooms. Who is making the decisions as to what is to be considered “social justice”?

To what end? Here again, they have chosen a “subject” to cause “race baiting” causing hate and discontent.

Many of us who are researching and complaining about how education has been “handled” for the past 10 years (it has been longer but has intensified in the past 10 years through the UN and their wacky “social justice” they apply to whatever as the need arises) understand what is behind this ugly race-baiting.

We have been aware of the teaching of those who sign on to “Teach for America” and they along with edX have now designed a course they have called “Teaching Social Justice Through Secondary Mathematics” is being pushed through a 6-week course for MIDDLE SCHOOL teachers and you can even take online courses from top universities like Columbia. The course intent is to incorporate social justice into their curricula.

According to the course developers, regular math is “too abstract” for many students, and incorporating social justice can help them better understand “the power and meaning” of math.

Pinging directly to the Math classes the question posed is “Do you ask students to think deeply about global and local social justice issues within your mathematics classroom?”

edX is a massive open online course provider. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body and it was created by MIT and Harvard University.

Part of the problem I see here is the fact edX states they are ” founded by and continue to be governed by colleges and universities. We are the only leading MOOC provider that is both nonprofit and open source. This is one of the big problems since most universities and colleges today are very liberal and have no time for our students when they object to their bias.

The point is they are supposed to blend their math instruction with topics such as poverty, privilege, and inequity to “transform students into GLOBAL THINKERS & MATHEMATICIANS”.

Does this mean knowing and understanding Math alone will not make you a great Mathematician, and you also must believe in “sustainable development and climate change”?

This is Soviet/Nazi type education – brainwashing at its worst. You see the true meaning of “sustainable development” is to get rid of capitalism, we need mathematicians who are supporting the one to achieve the other.

These manipulating, conniving liars will tell you that Math is evil because there is no ethics behind it. This is definitely a form of dehumanizing our children so that population control will not bother them; it will change their outlook on abortion; teach them there are different classes of genocide and sometimes it is a good thing – needed.

A recent article by D. Susan Berry “Common Core Rooted in Math Social Indoctrination” states, “While proponents of the Common Core claim that the new standards are focused on “college and career readiness,” more evidence is surfacing that a central purpose of the initiative is social justice and income redistribution indoctrination.

I agree, and as I stated in my 2 previous postings regarding the G20, Link, Link, the UN and all their supporters who believe they will someday rule the world, know their focus must be in indoctrinating our children to not only believe in “sustainable development”, but support it without question.

That is why they are now working at pushing these climate and social justice lies so hard because time is short and they keep changing their mindset as to what is going to work. Fortunately, enough of us are awake and more are seeing what is happening, their job is getting harder.

We have socialist, Marxist-Communists surrounding our children like Bill Ayers, Linda-Darling Hammond, Bill Gates, Bushes – more and more – coming up with more ideas all the time.

Radical Math” boasts over 700 lesson plans, articles, charts, books, and websites that cover a wide range of socio-political issues including redistribution of wealth, discrimination against the poor by whites and the message that widespread racism against blacks continues in the United States today.

Sorry liberals and UN baiters, most Americans got past your race baiting years ago. We have learned to look at the person not the color of his skin. The next thing to come out will be the use of Math and other subjects as the basis for our distrust of Muslims.

For me, I read their Quŕan to understand where they are coming from!

Social Justice is what “they” are using to say capitalism has created the poor and inequality of the world. Those two items have been around since Moses and yet Pope Francis, the very Pope who shakes hands with Rick Warren acknowledging “Chrislam” states “inequality is the root of social evil”.

Knowing my history as I do I would like to point out there has been extreme social evil in the Catholic church (and we know there has) since the Pope and his Cardinals and Bishops rein over the lower levels of the poor in the church. Francis also has stated capitalists have gotten rich from war and if my History is with me, the Vatican Bank got very full with the church’s collaboration with the Nazi’s and the Catholic church has reigned over others for centuries.

I for one will not share what I have worked for to survive for so many years with others unless I deem them needy which is called Charity, not social justice. I follow no lead or instructions of a socialist Pope who cannot even keep his own house but is looking away or participating in the indoctrination of our children through phony ideology and perception.

I see the “root of social evil” adults of any kind forcing sex upon children!

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Summoning the Demons! Our Children Are To Be Robots!

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:10 KJV

Education Monster 3The ever present Education Monster!

Common Core isn’t enough! Data Mining is certainly not going far enough I guess! Privacy never even considered! Allowing them to use either gender bathrooms the highlight of the past year and now the real damage overseen by Change Agent teachers.

Parents, have you never heard of DARPA? We warned you this was going to be part of the Common Core implementation. Do you remember our telling you of the computer mouse which will track your child’s emotional responses to items thrown at them while supposedly learning at school?

DARPA – the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency if allowed permission, will be tracking your child’s emotional, behavioral and social STANDARDS! STANDARDS? Our children now have emotional, behavioral and social standards as well as academic? By whose standards?

Who the heck has given the Federal Department of Defense permission to be in your child’s classroom?

The University of Memphis is seeking a licensee to commercialize a significant advance in the Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs). The invention consists of software and proprietary algorithms which allow ITSs to sense and optimally respond to the learner’s (your child) emotional state and not simply their cognitive state.

The inventors are supposedly internationally recognized, award-winning leaders in Artificial Intelligence-based tutor system research. This technology is built on decades of research supported by millions of dollars of your money through federal grants. Award winning? In the mental and emotional manipulation of our children?

While current e-learning systems focus on knowledge and cognition, it is widely acknowledged that the next generation affect-sensitive ITSs will be the wave of the future. For example, the theme of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education was on “Affective Modeling” –  detecting and responding to student affect.”

For me, it is like stripping a child’s mind and behavioral responses to a state of nakedness. There will be nothing about our children that will be private or sacred to the world but manipulated. No protection of information guaranteed.

  • The computer-based training and e-learning markets are large and constantly growing. Training systems that achieve impressive learning gains, such as the present invention, have a wide range of applications for virtually any computerized training scenario.
  • Gives Intelligent Tutoring Systems the unique capability of responding to student’s emotional states in addition to their cognitive states and knowledge levels.
  • Can be an add-on to existing ITS platforms.
  • Provides a tool that is particularly effective with students who are initially unfamiliar with the subject taught by the ITS.
  • Yields significant learning gains by detecting, responding to, and synthesizing emotion.

The people behind this I guess see it as an experiment on the fun side since they list two NOVEL ASPECTS making the system unique:

  • The algorithm to be used will detect student emotions and combines conversational cues, posture, and facial features. This form of multimodal affect detection is achieved via a three-channel decision level fusion algorithm. (Got that?)
  • The strategies the system uses will respond to students’ emotional and cognitive states. This is accomplished with a theoretically-grounded production system that helps students regulate their negative emotional state in a manner that is dynamically responsive to each individual learner.

To what end? What is the point and purpose of this? To take their current emotional state and regulate it to what THEY believe it should be? What is wrong with a child having a negative emotional state which would be more likely responding to an event?

Is this the beginning of emotionally training your child to think as someone wants them to, not how it comes naturally to them or from their parent’s training?

THEY say, “Simply put, the invention yields impressive learning gains by detecting, responding to, and synthesizing emotion”.

Arthur C. Grasser, one of the inventors, is a professor of psychology and intelligent systems at the University of Memphis and has served as the editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology and Discourse Processes.

Danger:  Keeping in mind that our rights come from the Declaration of Independence, written BEFORE the Constitution, stating that our rights are unalienable and are endowed by our CREATOR – not our legislators, not our government and certainly not from the United Nations and their attempt at gaining control of our children through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (“CRC”).

“The ever-increasing use of children’s rights discourse by national, regional and international political institutions can perhaps be seen as a sign of the success of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (“CRC”), and of the internalization of the concept that children are independent rights holders, the ideological basis of the doctrine of children’s rights. Nevertheless, there is evidence that some advocates of children’s rights in the political arena are taking an over-simplistic, uni-dimensional approach to children’s rights which results in the misrepresentation of the true interests of children. This risk is well illustrated by the recent resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (“PACE”) resolution entitled “Children’s Right to Physical Integrity,” which inter alia expressed concern about the violation of the right to the physical integrity of young boys circumcised for religious reasons and made recommendations that States should consider placing restrictions on this practice”. Link

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Skinner’s behavioral training boxes

Imagine this scenario – the Intelligent Tutoring Systems monitoring your child’s responses all day long during different subjects, then the information being gathered with those of other children to modify and behaviorally train your children on how to think about numerous social and emotional events, even to the point of “dulling” their reactions or “increasing” them.  B. F. Skinner is dancing in his grave along with all the other freaks who have worked at using our children to achieve their personal goals.

Grasser’s co-buddy in this “emotional game” is Dr. Sidney D’Mello, a research assistant professor at the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis. He co-directs the Emotive Computing Lab. His primary research interests are in the cognitive and affective sciences, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and the learning sciences. More specific interests include affective computing, artificial intelligence in education, speech recognition and natural language understanding, and computational models of human cognition.

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said artificial intelligence “could spell the end of the human race.”

Speaking at the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics department’s Centennial Symposium in October, Tesla boss Elon Musk referred to artificial intelligence as “summoning the demon.”

” I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I were to guess what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So, we need to be very careful with the artificial intelligence. Increasingly scientists think there should be some regulatory oversight maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn’t work out.”

British inventor Clive Sinclair has said he thinks artificial intelligence will doom mankind. “Once you start to make machines that are rivaling and surpassing humans with intelligence, it’s going to be very difficult for us to survive,” he told the BBC. “It’s just an inevitability.”

Even Bill Gates has sounded an alarm on “artificial intelligence” which is exactly what the ITSs system is intended to be used for. “I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence,” Gates wrote. “First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.”

PARENTS IT IS TIME TO SOUND THE ALARM against this. Contact your Education and legislative officials and let them know you are against this system being allowed into our Educational Systems and our children’s daily lives.

If we don’t protect our children, who will?

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) is taking a giant leap in EDUCATION as schools seek to raise THEIR standards, looking for help for the schools – not our children and it is coming in the form of virtual assistants packed with the power of artificial Intelligence.

Working to convince you AI will help the teachers and your children is the major goal today claiming it is a necessity because of the population growth and larger classrooms. Pearson, you remember them, are also deeply involved in this manipulation of our children.

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Did you notice in the picture above that the AI is also supposed to detect your child’s NEEDS! Keeping our children buried in computers not only is not good for their physical and mental growth, but it is taking them away from personal interaction. The individuals creating and supporting this monstrosity believe they not only have the right to do this, they believe YOU don’t have the right to know what is happening in your child’s daily life nor to stop it.

Waking up at 5 A.M. with this type of information puts my mind in a tailspin – Wake Up Parents!

“Ours may become the first civilization destroyed, not by the power of our enemies, but by the ignorance of our teachers, the dangerous control our legislators believe they have a right to and the corporations who want to fill their coffers. In an age of artificial intelligence, they are creating artificial stupidity.”

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 KJV

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THE UNMASKING OF MAINE….AND BEYOND

Written by Ann Herzer, Independent researcher exposing the Russian Skinnerian/Pavlovian Dog Training Method

Pre-Message from Charlotte Iserbyt:  “This article MUST be published by all political, religious,  and education journals. Please forward to all your lists and especially to elected officials and to President Trump.

Ann Herzer,  a retired public school teacher, and educational researcher was one of first, if not the first, to expose the Russian Skinnerian/Pavlovian dog training method, absolutely necessary for global workforce training and brainwashing.

This dog training  method is also known as Mastery Learning (ML);  Outcomes Based Education (OBE); Direct Instruction (DI); Performance Based Education (PBE); Competency-Based Education (CBE) and Effective Schools.”

Courtesy of Ann Herzer:

Skinner box 2“In some charter schools across the country, the extended day has been implemented. When the USSR put in the total poly tech system in 1958 they also extended the school hours. The professional teachers complained, and an extensive amount of research was done in their schools. What they discovered was that beyond a certain time period, depending on age, no learning takes place. What they did, and probably still continue to, is they researched age groups to see just how much time on task a child could tolerate and still learn. They then adjusted the curriculum accordingly. ( I researched the USSR up to almost 2000 when I determined we were trying to put in the same system of workforce training, so I just read laws in the USA etc. They also held school for a half day on Saturday for usually propaganda education. The after school Communist training schools are legendary.

In case some might be curious, during WWII so many men were killed in Russia and Germany they had to implement the poly tech system that included young children for the war effort. In the USA, the women took the place of men in the factories I. e. Rosie the…. slogan referring to our wonderful women who went into the factories and did the jobs of men. The grandparents usually watched the children and we survived, so did freedom, so far!

Russia thought the system had become undemocratic because too many of the upper class were the only ones selected for higher education, so equal education extended it to all. Now, the students were placed in a career pathway at the end of fourth grade, and there they remained until the state decided what job in their field of study was needed. Needless to say, there was no upward mobility in such a system, the American Dream or Soviet Dream did not exist. The government did not educate for a job that did not have the possibility of existing down the projected time line. Education was under the tight control of government, propaganda and all! A public/private partnership did exist, but business was also tightly controlled by the central Communist party. Their five-year plan is very similar to our PPBS plan promoted by the government and some companies. Some businesses have withdrawn from this system and select to survive or fail on their own. The government control, I understand makes it very difficult for businesses to survive with all the regulations, and that is why many are moving abroad. I only wish President Trump would see the exact correlation in education.

 

Elementary education in many countries ends about 7th or 8th grade, and a minority are selected for further skills training and a few for professional jobs like teachers, doctors etc go to a university for extended learning. The teachers in the USSR were highly trained in their content areas, even in elementary schools. Of course, the Darwin and Pavlovian method and philosophy was taught to the children at a very early age along with job skills. But, the system failed as all totalitarian, government, controlled systems have failed throughout recorded history. Why?

I think the quest for freedom can not be programmed out of many individuals, and the individualism in each and every child will eventually surface regardless of the propaganda and programmed education. (See Common Core or whatever name it goes by now e. g. Career…for an example).

The USSR tried to place children according to their aptitude and self- interest, but economic situations prevailed first. We are trying to do the same thing, and this is one reason we have so much testing in our schools now. Children are too immature at an early age, and no aptitude test can NOT possibly measure where a child should be placed in job training, and these test also includes academic and IQ tests. Most young children want to be firemen, policemen or go to otter- space etc. What is happening now in education destroys the “American Dream” and must be stopped NOW!

I sometimes, in spite of my horror, find it humorous when propaganda names Germany or Finland as our model; they never mention the Soviet Union. Apparently, citizens will accept other countries as an example, but not the Soviet Union. To compare other countries to the USA is like comparing apples and oranges. The USSR adjusted their educational system when it was determined by, mostly teachers, that it was harmful to children. The USA is trying to get rid of our good content teachers and replace them with computers or five-week government trained so called teachers. This is a money making scheme that has no concern for children or our economic stability in the future. As our children are educated, so goes our nation! Right now, our educational system does not project a positive picture especially with Betsy DeVos at the helm.

This is why I have said the old USSR system is more humane than our “so called restructuring of education”. The vested interest continue to harm children to either get the money or are simply fools! Probably both!

I read in the Arizona Republic or USA Today that research shows that women should work shorter hours than men because of the amount of housework a woman does. Apparently, some countries are doing this. It was less than 40 hrs for women and approximately 47 was the limit for men. Seems to me, this is only logical common sense, but Heaven forbid that anyone should not do research to prove a common sense point!

There is a point for everyone including children when overwork and long hours will show up in medical records. The USSR educational system proved this. I wish someone would read the research as I did. Take care and don’t overwork!”

Ann Herzer, Independent Researcher
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WHAT ARE TODAY’S CHILDREN DOING and WHAT HAVE THEY GOTTEN THEMSELVES IN TO???

Are they committing suicide, selling drugs online or being lured

into trafficking by some online smooth talker?

Parenting TruthAnd these questions are not just for the kids the world has targeted as a “problem”, but those considered as your everyday good kid who gets good grades and as far as you know never gets into trouble.

You may not like what I am going to say, but I really don’t care. If you don’t care anymore about your children than to know what is happening to them from the outside world, you shouldn’t have any. You are not worth the blessing of being honored to be a parent.

I’m not saying these things to be mean, judgmental or ugly, and I’m not saying we all don’t make mistakes along the way, but the world is very ugly today and if you can’t take the time to supervise what your children are doing, watching on TV or involved in on their computers because you see your interests and wants more important than your children’s, then you should have given more thought to having sex BEFORE you got pregnant

Do you allow your child to hide in their bedrooms with their computers so when some pedophile picks them up on Facebook or some other internet social group, you ask “how did this happen”? There is not a child 18 and under that has the decision-making ability to use common sense – not today!

Mentally and emotionally at 18, they are still a child. They haven’t had to have any responsibility for themselves, so when you leave them open to the world, this is what they get –

  • You find your son or daughter in their bedroom, dead because they have been involved in the BLUE WHALE CHALLENGE. It is the new online ugly – downright ghoulish game where your son or daughter would participate in a series (50) tasks and the final one is for them to take their own life.

A boy in San Antonio was found by his father hanging in his bedroom closet having hung himself. The really ghoulish part of this game and the mind of the creator is the player is to position something to take pictures of them while they are dying. The parents pieced together he had been playing this game after talking to his friends and going through his social media on his computer.

The very same week a 16-year-old girl from Georgia died participating in this “game”.

I feel for these family, but “after the fact” can be fatal!

There have been over 130 teens around the world who have taken their lives participating in this “game” which must have come from one of the Devil’s workers. More than one is one too many!

Teachers and school officials have gotten wind of this and school districts across the country have sent warning notices home to parents including Vacaville, California; Baldwin County, Alabama; Warwick, Rhode Island; and Denver.

In Connecticut, Danbury Public Schools Superintendent Sal Pascarella sent a short note to parents around May after administrators from the district’s 19 schools started hearing about the challenge from kids as young as elementary schoolers.

“Elementary school principals started hearing their kids talk about the Blue Whale Challenge. Then the secondary principals started mentioning the same thing,” he said. “We discovered on our school network content the challenge had been looked at on YouTube. … I decided I would rather err on the side of information with parents.” The first challenge calls the Cinnamon Challenge, the participant is to swallow whole spoonful’s of cinnamon to see how much of the throat burning they can stand.

Teasspoon cinnamonThe first challenge is called the Cinnamon Challenge, the participant is to swallow a whole spoonful of cinnamon to see how much of the throat burning they can stand.

The participants are allegedly required to take pictures of their challenges being completed and share them before being directed to end their lives on the 50th day. A search of related hashtags on Instagram shows users posting pictures of scars and cuts or memes that depict suicide.

The piece of trash who invented this game states, “he created the game to “cleanse society” and that they were and that they were nothing but “biological waste” and that they were happy to die. 

Phillip BudeikinPhilipp Budeikin, 21, from Russia, is being held on charges of inciting at least 16 schoolgirls to kill themselves by taking part in a game he invented called ‘Blue Whale’.

Another sick chapter in this gross story is Russian prison authorities say they have received dozens of love letters from teenage girls addressed to the suspect, who is being held at Kresty jail in St Petersburg.

  • TEEN VOGUE magazine telling boys, “For those of you with prostrates, being on the receiving end of anal sex can be a great experience.” The article then goes on to explain why boys will enjoy anal sex.

 Nothing said about the dangers of the infections they might get. Teen Vogue’s Anal Sex: What You Need to Know,” an article that has as its       tagline, “How to do it the RIGHT way.” That sentence drags teenagers into the world of fetish sex and is a jolting reminder that the current purveyors of pop culture have the degradation and sexual objectification of our children as part of their endgame.

This magazine has been putting out articles to your teens titled “No,    You Can’t Get Too Attached to Your Vibrator: Masturbation Myths    Debunked,” “Colton Hayes: I Lost My Virginity at 13 to a Girl and A   Guy,” and “This Teen Created a Map of EVERY Abortion Clinic in the U.S.”

It’s bad enough we have pedophilia dancing around every corner from strangers to your teacher or local priest – maybe even your local policeman, all people we teach our children to trust, but this is inexcusable.

Not to leave the girls out, Teen Vogue’s message to our very young and teen girls goes like this:  Just because you have a vagina does not mean anal is off-limits. Many vagina owners love anal play. You don’t need to have a prostate to enjoy anal sex. For those without a prostate, having your anus stimulated can still be great — remember all those nerve endings are still in the fold here.

The fact the article includes” the warning to use protection during anal sex”, should be of little comfort to parents.

  • Children are using social media through their computers to buy and sell Class A drugs. An undercover operation exposed how popular social networks, including Snapchat and Instagram, have become a ‘paradise’ for those dealing in illegal substances.

Teenagers are employing a code made up of ‘emojis’ – the small digital images normally used to convey emotions – to conceal the deals. One of the country’s largest drug gangs told a BBC documentary 75 per cent of their takings now comes through social media transactions, using ‘digital-savvy’ school pupils.

  • According to law enforcement, there are more than 1.5 million victims of human trafficking in the United States alone — child sex traffickers are using previously harmless emoji symbols to lure their young victims and a method the sinister criminals use to sell children has been revealed.

Investigators found that the symbols are found all over websites like Backpage.com, where pimps are known to sell teen and pre-teen girls and boys for sex. Cherry means virgin, airplane means new in town and the number of rose emojis in a post symbolizes the price. The crown emoji indicates that the child emoji and the most disturbing thing is the growing heart emoji lets the buyer know that the girl or boy is childlike and still has growing to do.

The Polaris Project and Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) are the two most effective and independent organizations working at saving child sex slaves. Link Even if these children are rescued in South America, Asia or anywhere else in the world, many have been taken from the U.S. and Europe.

  • Emoji’s of every design imaginable are being sold on the internet for downloading onto a computer. Even Amazon is selling packs of emojis. Link  Link  Link  The danger here is if a child doesn’t understand EXACTLY what a particular emoji stands for he or she could end up in a great deal of danger.

Emoji’s aren’t sexy unless your mind goes to banana’s, winky faces and eggplants, so now we have 4 (of course California designers) who have come up with a solution called “Flirtmoji“, sexy stickers designed to be pasted on messages as needed. Intended for adults, but if a parent isn’t aware of what their children are doing on a computer – their computer is their ocean.

  • Parents in case you aren’t aware, buying a child on the internet for sex is as easy as trying to sell your old car or washing machine. 70% of child sex trafficking victims are sold online and that even includes Craigslist.

In 2014, at least 105,000 children in the United States were being sexually exploited, according to the Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the expanding underground industry has no intention of slowing down. The FBI considers sex trafficking the fastest-growing organized crime, and online channels allowing for the exploitation are only making it easier for predators to do business. The Justice Department believes child sex trafficking could generate as much as $32 billion a year.

Online friendships when you don’t know who is really on the other end of that computer screen is a perfect cover-up for a young child who has the everyday complaints against their parents and needs someone to listen.

Don’t misunderstand me, I have no degree in this and I am not claiming none of my 5 children never got into trouble – but trouble when they were growing up was less dangerous then and Satan had not been given carte blanche to roam our streets and move through our children’s computers and cell phones.

Today, your child lying to you is treated with less disrespect and more as a common, everyday thing. It should also be devastating to you any time your child lies to you because it shows you they don’t feel comfortable enough to tell you the truth and even might suspect that what they are involved in they know YOU would not approve.

Parents today think they should be their children’s friend rather than their parents. It is a parent’s obligation to know what they are doing on their computers – get them out in the open with protection controls installed on them. Be their friend after they reach 25 if they are mature enough to handle it.

And please don’t make the mistake thinking those controls should not be installed on those blasted cell phones they wear almost as an earring. They can get targeted through that phone as well as their computer.

I tell parents all the time, “if you aren’t willing to donate 18 years of your life to every one of your children (because that is what each one not only deserves but requires), then don’t have any.

 

 

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LIBERTY!

Once again I have to apologize to my readers. We took a long, well deserved vacation visiting family, a convention and a bit of genealogy wandering through several cemeteries old in New England.

While gone I got a major sinus infection which knocked me for a loop and we actually came back early. We will be off again the end of September and I can’t wait for that trip and tell my education followers about who I visited with. I am at this point in anticipation, excited about the coming trip.

The following is an article I wrote earlier this week and it was published on the CapitolHillInsider.com. I hope you all understand the point I was trying to get across – some of the readers did not, but then they never do.

Back fresh from a very well-deserved vacation, I woke up this morning to find certain so-called news agencies believing we are celebrating the Constitution today rather than the Declaration of Independence. One agency even having George Washington sitting on his horse at Gettysburg.

I was surprised that some of them weren’t telling us today was the national holiday of Beer, Hot Dogs and Hamburg’s and Fireworks!

It is sad to note so many Americans have so little regard for our country including our elected officials. On the brink of celebrating our 241st birthday, we had seven congressmen who voted against Kate’s Law.

How do you vote against the safety and welfare of your citizens over those who are here, not only illegally, but have committed crimes and murdered citizens of our own country?

George Washington and many of the founders have been quoted enough for people to know how they felt about this country and what they saw her future to be.

America has always been a compassionate country and at the same time selfless, but that never meant the welfare of the people of this country didn’t come first.

Eight months before he was elected to be our first president, George Washington wrote to Francis Van der Kemp, “I had always hoped that this land might become a safe & agreeable Asylum to the virtuous & persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.” He went on to clarify that he welcomed “persons of moderate property, who are determined to be sober, industrious & virtuous members of Society.”

This doesn’t sound like a man who was willing to fill this country with those who would murder us or even take over our country.

Washington was like a coach handpicking the best players for his team, unashamed of stocking the nation’s vast lands with those who would most benefit the United States.

Just remember when Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.),  Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Dan Donovan (N.Y.), Peter King (N.Y.), Dave Reichert (Wash.) and Justin Amash (Mich.) run for office again, they are willing to take your hard earned money in the form of salaries, pensions and healthcare (which I remind you they were unwilling to participate in Obamacare), but they are not willing to protect you and your families over illegals. And all seven are Republicans.

It is no wonder with the lack of interest in truly vetting candidates that this country is in the mess it is.

Those who follow some of these rags would most likely say what is the difference whether we are celebrating the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence? Who cares, it’s just another holiday. But if they truly cared about their country, they would make sure the truth is always presented.

Some always come up with reasons they think our country isn’t perfect – what country is? They are all run by humans who error and cheat on a regular basis.

Why is it important to remember the Declaration of Independence came before the Constitution on July 4, 1776? Because the 2 documents gave Americans specific things.

The Declaration of Independence gave us the source of our POWER which comes from the PEOPLE. Our RIGHTS declaring, we are all created EQUAL, and that those rights come from our CREATOR and with that we are endowed with certain UNALIENABLE RIGHTS and among those are LIFE, LIBERTY and the pursuit of HAPPINESS.

Hey Hollywood, try living in North Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia or even Canada like you said you were going to and see if you have these things!

Some historians would have you believe King George III was a good guy and compared to most of his predecessors he was. England was constantly being plagued by Kings who were greedy, wanting to finance their own adventures through the taxation of the people.  It really wasn’t so different than it is now with our lawmakers.

If you remember, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were so well written because of the history of rights and wrongs which had been carried out against the English people since the early 1100’s.

King John, popularized by the tale of Robin Hood and Hollywood (who by the way was not robbing the rich and giving to the poor, but returning oppressive taxes back into to the hands of the people), took over while his brother Richard the Lion-Heart was fighting in the Crusades.

It was said of King John that he “plundered his own people”, he was “cruel towards all men” and “Hell itself was fouled by the presence of John”.  In 1207 King John introduced the first income tax in England.  Taxation at that time was established at one thirteenth of “rents and moveable property”.   Taxes were collected locally by sheriffs and administered by the Exchequer.  His brutal policies and excessive taxation brought him into conflict with his barons, the land and business owners. Taxes imposed by King John were excessive to the point of oppression.  This made no difference to the King as these taxes served to double his income for each year, and served to finance his adventures.  Though the taxes levied by John were excessive, he is most known for his punishments against defaulters.

When I read about King John he reminds me of the way things are being done throughout our government today – the only difference is, today it is being carried out by 535+ King John’s with no real regard for the people they say they are serving. Everything is mouth service!

John was ruthless, showing favor only to those who suited his needs (lobbyists).  King John’s excessive and ruthless taxation lead to a rebellion of the barons resulting in the adoption of the Magna Carta.  The Magna Carta of 1215 made the King promise that no taxes except the regular feudal dues were to be levied, and except by the consent of the Great Council, or Parliament.

It was the Magna Carta which laid out a great deal of the wording of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

The Constitution gave us the Preamble declaring it is “We the People” – not the states that are in control. The people, not any other entity or authority, are the source of governmental power under the Constitution.

The purpose of each document is important in that the Declaration of Independence gave the reasons for our separation from England and explained how the PEOPLE were to control government. The Constitution laid out our form of government.

Sadly, those who wish to turn our country into a One World Government have had enough influence on our children’s education or lack of, with the elimination of any history prior to 1865 being presented to our children, they are slowly ruining our country. Liberal publishers have been allowed to eliminate facts, distort information, give more fodder to liberal history over Republican and more space to Islam religion than Christian.

If our young Americans had been properly educated regarding these founding documents and the founders themselves, they would never even think about following a man like Bernie Sanders for President of this country. They wouldn’t have had to make up excuses as to why Ted Cruz was eligible to be President.

It doesn’t matter that on September 14, 2009, the U.S. House passed H.RES 686, Rep. Alan Grayson -D (FL) referred to as the “Teach the Constitution Week” bill.  The problem is the bill doesn’t mandate or demand high schools are to spend just one week each September teaching the United States Constitution to high school seniors – the bill urges them to do so. It also encouraged students to petition the government on an issue of personal importance to them to demonstrate their understanding of their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States.

How can our up and coming students petition the government on an issue of personal importance to them to demonstrate their understanding of their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States if they don’t even understand what is covered within the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. Today they go around assuming this or that to make sure they have their liberty and rights, but they have no idea they already have them firmly planted within those documents.

Why are we not requiring History to be taught, especially American History, more than one week in September and why are we waiting until their high school years?

Grayson’s bill was a “smoke and mirrors” move to appease the parents and educators who were complaining our children were NOT being taught the founding documents. And they still are not!

Why has a traditionally “core subject”, which was ranked in the same academic hierarchy as English, Science, and Math for decades, been silenced in thousands of American classrooms?

For starters, you can go and read the “1934 Conclusions and Recommendations of the Carnegie Committee – American Historical Assoc. Investigation of the Social Studies in the Schools” and if that doesn’t show you what has been happening try “Research About Teaching and Learning – 1st & 2nd Editions“.

But parents I’m not here to punish you, so as an alternative, if you read this small wonderful 47 page booklet “Back to Basics Reform” it will lay out the groundwork as to the ruination of our children’s education and the demise of our country as we know it because of it.

Bluntly put, America’s schools are dangerously obsolete. Instead of teaching students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers, we are asking them to memorize facts for multiple choice tests. This problem isn’t limited to low-income school districts: even our top schools aren’t teaching or testing the skills that matter most.

Critical thinking, creativity, and effective communication, the top three skills are not being taught in America’s public schools.

Rather than being equipped with the skills to formulate their own conclusions, or solve a problem that may have multiple solutions, students are taught to regurgitate data that has been drummed into their heads in a school classroom. Any classroom these days whether it is public, charter, private or pushed by vouchers. It is the lack of GREAT information that is being left out.

They may be able to tell you when the Declaration of Independence was signed, but why it was signed or what it meant for the history of the world eludes them. (And judging by students’ scores on civics tests, they may not even know the date for the signing.)

I cannot encourage parents enough to begin Home Schooling their children. Charter schools and vouchers are being drummed into everyone’s heads because it still gives the government and others CONTROL over the Education and Future of your children.

Someone please explain to me what good it does to send your child to a “Classical Charter School” or Private school by a Voucher when they are still using Common Core aligned curriculum and standardized tests?

At the same time, I do NOT support Mike Huckabee’s “Learn Our History” series. Not only are the reviews bad, the series are very expensive. I cannot support a man such as Huckabee who couldn’t wait to align himself with Jeb Bush and the Common Core Agenda, then as a minister lies to his TV audience’s as to no longer supporting CC and 2 months later has lunch with the CCSSO telling them to preserve the CC by “renaming or rebranding” it and soon enough parents won’t even know their children are still using it. THIS IS A MAN OF THE CLOTH?  LINK

Today is about our LIFE, LIBERTY and the pursuit of HAPPINESS and you have had these since July 4, 1776. The fact some Americans and foreigners want to turn those three things into something else is an entirely different issue.

We are 50 FREE and INDEPENDENT STATES – not a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT for King Georges to rule over us.

Read the Declaration of Independence at least once a week to fully understand what was given to you. No country is perfect, but you will NEVER find one that is any better than this one.

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School Choice: The Hidden Dangers! Must Be Watched Videos!

It is essential that parents and parents-to-be fully understand what is happening in our education system and to fully understand what “School Choice” means to them and their children. When every education system offered (public, charter, voucher private/religious) must be aligned to a certain set of standards, that is NOT a choice.

Again I want to remind you this slow shift in the control of your children through their education has been around for over 100 years. This is not a PARTY “D” or “R” thing, both are involved. What you are seeing is a “pass of control” if you will, from the “unions to the corporate” cronies or from one group of “bad guys” to another group of “bad guys”. Understand none of them are your friends.

This is “SKILLS-BASED EDUCATION”! So you ask what is the difference between skill-based education and knowledge based education.

SKILL-BASED:  This form of education is more about teaching our children “WHAT” to think and it centers around developing and applying specific skills that can then be used to obtain the required knowledge for the workforce. From a teacher’s point of view, it changes the way lesson planning is done. Whereas before the focus would have been on how they could teach the class about a certain topic, skills-based learning means that the focus is now on how that topic can help the children to develop and learn certain skills. In other words, “dumbed down education” and this is where you get 2+2=5 or whatever a child wants. The goal is for the child to be able to justify their anser not so much as if it is correct.

ACADEMIC/KNOWLEDGE BASED:  Teaches a child “HOW” to think and to build upon the knowledge that the pupil already has. There are clear learning objectives set out which link to the activity undertaken, helping the child to see how their existing knowledge will help them to complete the task. For teachers this can mean having more one on one time with pupils to talk through how they are finding the task/subject and giving any additional help they may need. This can seem time-consuming but it will ensure that all pupils are engaged and learning during the lessons and that they will all succeed.

These videos will show you and go into more detail about behind the “double-speak” words which are being used in regard to education/school choice:

PRIVATIZATION:

Understood Meaning:  Allowing a true and free market to work i.e., private schools

Hidden Meaning:  Cronyism in the form of Public-Private Partnerships

SCHOOL CHOICE:

Understood Meaning:  A parent can choose from a wide range of different schools and options

Hidden Meaning:  Parent’s can choose from a narrow range of schools deemed acceptable by the government with no real choice

EDUCATIONAL SAVINGS ACCOUNTS:

Understood Meaning:  A tax-free savings account into which parents may place their own earnings to use for the education options they choose from for their children

Hidden Meaning:  Entitlement programs in the form of vouchers subject to total government control

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Understood Meaning:  That the system (teachers, school boards & government) are answerable to parents & taxpayers

Hidden Meaning:  Answerable to your State and through the ESEA Federal government bureaucracy

LOCAL CONTROL:

Understood Meaning:  Local school districts are setting policy

Hidden Meaning:  The state determines a narrow range in which school districts may have a narrow range of pre-selected options

COMPETENCY:

Understood Definition:  Proficiency in an academic area

Hidden Definition:  Skills-based emotional and psychological training to be used in industry (utilitarian)

“Educating” the Workforce:  The Lie we’ve Unwittingly Embraced:

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Keep in mind that foundations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Walmart Family Foundation, ALEC, and others have invested deeply and supported BOTH Common Core and Choice/Vouchers.

Example: Education legislation just passed yesterday by Florida includes:

Praises from Jeb Bush and his lapdogs; critics are referring to it as manipulative and detrimental to traditional public schools;  the 278-page bill eliminates a section of Florida’s often-criticized, 2011 teacher merit-pay law; changes standardized testing rules; mandates 20 minutes of recess for elementary school children (exempting charter schools); expands a controversial teacher bonus program and provides new bonuses for most teachers for the next three years.

It also provides financial incentives for successful charter schools to open in neighborhoods with struggling traditional public schools and demands that school districts share some tax money with charters.

Gov. Scott’s $82.4 billion budget is a less than 1% increase from the current year. It includes $20.4 billion for PreK-12 schools, or $7,221 per student, about a $25 increase on the current year, the smallest jump since Florida began to climb out of the recession. House Speaker Corcoran’s push to use $200 million to entice charter schools to compete with chronically failing public schools and another $200 million to pay teachers bonuses based on SAT scores made the cut. (Keep in mind NO ONE will answer a question about the fraud and corruption going on within the Charter school system, not even if any of the money is being paid back or if anyone is going to jail.)There was a great deal of conversation surrounding transparency regarding the closed-door negotiations. But then the lack of transparency in Florida is nothing new since our legislature has for several years received a D or F in that area.

When called on the closed-door meetings, House Speaker Coocoran stated, “Under Article III (of the state Constitution), we have that right, and I’ve said it to you guys from the beginning: One of my biggest criticisms coming in as speaker was, we’re the body closest to the people, the Legislature. And what we’re going to do is, we’re going to go out there and we’re going to grab that authority.” Whew, he certainly sees himself as important. They change everything else in the Constitution, why never the bad things?

Lawmakers also approved legislation on Friday that would increase funding available to students under the state’s de facto voucher program and strengthen protections for expressions of religion in public schools.

Again all this entitlement and lack of oversight in regard to Charter schools with our legislators owning or being associated with Charter schools and at the same time writing and voting on Charter school legislation.

Our State colleges also took a $30.2 million cut, but then the amount being paid to college professors is enough to blow a person’s mind. The amount of debt our children graduate from college with is inexcusable. Take UCF, now the largest college in the country just gave their coach Scott Frost a 300,000 annual raise. The American Athletic Conference coach now earns $2 million per year after one season on the job.

 

This forward movement to control our children through education is controlling every aspect of government at this time. Parents was to fix it is to STOP re-electing these same old pieces of legislature bull and get some new blood in and if they defy us, then move them out too. They are re-call measures you know!

 

 

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Jeb Bush Caught with His Pants Down Again!

We the People caught you! Florida is the absolute worst state when it comes to the education of our children. Not only are we still being contaminated by the likes of Jeb Bush and his uneducated ideas regarding the education of our children, we have the largest herd of lap dogs in the country continually sniffing at his backside.

Not many independent thinkers here. Everyone just plays follow the leader and this has been going on since the passage of the original legislation putting Charter schools in motion.

To top it off we have a governor (Scott) who thinks he is the best thing ever since the invention of peanut butter and is just about as sticky. His idea of education has become to “follow the leader” being Jeb Bush taking funds from traditional public schools and playing like Congress to load the wallet of Charter schools with our tax dollars. And Scott thinks he deserves to win a seat in the U.S. Senate next year – watch out!

Part of Florida’s new legislation is to now protect the failing charter schools by keeping information from the public regarding the Charter school testing scores and results. Included in this “swamp” package is the forcing of the “D” and “F” scored schools to close or become Charter schools, ignoring the laid out “turnaround” plans by the “elected” school boards.

Bush and Scott both have endorsed this joke of a new Secretary of Education who like the two of them, know nothing about educating children – just the manipulation of money and lies.

How many times do people have to learn about the depth of the manipulation that has gone on in this state and others to capture the control of our children turning most of them into walking and talking “dumbed down” fabrics of what they could have been?

You all can take your 21st Century College Readiness BULL and stick it! These children are no more ready for college than the man in the moon. They can’t add and subtract simple change transactions or read well enough to comprehend what they are reading. And you think they are going to get into college? No, the real plan is for them not to get into college – that is what the “school-to-work” legislation was all about. LINK

Do you remember a couple of years ago Condoleezza Rice, CFR member, stating she thought the CFR should take over the education of our children? Now the New World Order freaks are trying to get their two cents into the equation.

Tax-supported school choice eroding our public, private, religious, and home school education is the vehicle to change not only the right of Americans to choose the kind of education they wish for their children but is removing our representative form of government to unelected councils.

Heck, people like Sen. Lamar Alexander and his lapdogs believe the system should have our children cradle to grave, 24/7. They want to take them from the hospital nursery. Just what is in the minds of these “swamp feeders”? Do they intend to begin just walking into hospital nurseries and taking our babies to be raised by the government?

Childrens Future

Never forget that Jeb Bush and all the cronies including members of Congress, former presidents, Pope Francis and your local government are working toward a New World Order and have no shame in using our children to accomplish that by indoctrination in the schools and removing your rights.

Jeb Bush’s comment on the campaign trail that he “actually carries little Baby Jesus in his pants pocket because it’s my strength,” makes me ill. This is a man that has spent his life following directives to ruin our children’s future’s and he is going to place the blame on Jesus? Reading this will tell you he does NOT follow Jesus’ lessons. Remember a good share of his funding for his foundations comes from Bill Gates, destroyer of all he touches!

On the other hand, Bush expressed this gobbledygook during the campaign “I am asked sometimes whether I would ever allow my decisions in government to be influenced by my Christian faith. The simple and safe reply is no, never, of course not.” Can’t have it both ways Jebbie – liar, liar, pants on fire!

DeVos ‘ push is for all schools to be under the title of private dances in tune with everything Bush has tried to do for years. I would guess that along with those in the Senate who also were sitting on the Education Committee and approved her for her appointment and received political donations from DeVos, Bush made a strong recommendation for her appointment to Trump.

Again, Mr. Trump, I thought we were draining the swamp, not filling it up!

When it comes to truth and Jeb Bush you won’t usually hear it and it certainly got out there during the 2016 campaign. Words matter, so it’s important to know that Bush never calls public school districts public schools districts. Instead, he says the United States has “over 13,000 government-run monopolies run by unions.” He doesn’t mention that some districts don’t have any unions, that unions can’t win a contract agreement by politicians, and that a number of governors have sharply curtailed the power of unions.

Bush advocates using public money for students to use to pay for private school tuition to include religious schools. I am not so sure that fits well with the 1st Amendment however in Florida it will do no good to file a lawsuit, because when it comes to anything education the judges are refusing to hear the cases.

The focus of his Bush’s 1998 campaign for Florida governor was the “Opportunity Scholarship Program,” a voucher program that allowed state funds to be used to pay tuition at church-run schools. It was struck down by the state Supreme Court in 2006. A short time later, the Florida Senate, controlled by Republicans, refused his request to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot repealing a provision in the state constitution separating church and state.

Bush and his legislative cronies tried to pass a similar amendment in 2012 and the voters shot it down. So as per usual, Bush found a back door for his scam. His Florida legislator lapdogs passed the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which allows students to attend private school with the help of publicly funded tax credits. In November 2014, he opened the annual conference of his Foundation for Excellence in Education by having himself introduced by a student who touted the program for helping to send her to private school.

In July 2014, Citizens for Strong Schools, Inc. and Fund Education Now amended a five-year-old lawsuit alleging the state has failed to adequately fund public education to include new claims concerning the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program and the McKay voucher program for students with special needs stating they were lowering funding for public schools and increasing funding for Charter/Choice/Vouchers by unconstitutionally “diverting” money from Florida’s public schools. They lost!  Link

Bush has said that “we can’t just outsource public education to bureaucracies and public education unions and hope for the best,” but he is perfectly comfortable on outsourcing public education to for-profit education companies who open public charter schools but run them like a business. (Is it a coincidence that Florida has the second-highest number of for-profit charter schools?) AND WE ARE STILL #47 IN THE COUNTRY!

Florida’s corporate brained Governor Scott already has a program in the state he claims is bringing jobs to Florida called Enterprise Florida which has for years been dumping tax dollars into it and at the same time giving horrendous tax credits to the corporations who are playing the game.

Now once again, Florida is using more tax credits on corporate income taxes and insurance premium taxes for donations to scholarship-funding organizations (SFOs), nonprofits that provide scholarships for low-income students and children in foster care and offer funds for transportation to public schools outside a child’s district. Businesses get a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for SFO contributions, with total credits capped at $559.1 million. Unused credits can be carried forward to the next fiscal year.

They claim this plan proves they are NOT using tax dollars for the voucher scam, however, the shift in income must come from somewhere and with Scott looking at increasing state property taxes to make up for the shortfall, tax dollars are being affected, even if only indirectly.

  • Scholarships can be worth up to $5,886, though they may not exceed private school tuition and fees. Transportation grants for public schools are worth up to $500.
  • Again, the whole program is geared to “low-income” children which in itself is a form of “segregation”.

Back in 2011, Charter Schools USA, a charter school management company, makes its money charging the school a management fee similar to what happens when you live in an Association development. At that time, that money was a percentage of the $150 million in tax $$ that the state was paying the company to run its 25 Charter schools in Florida. At just one of their schools in Osceola County, Charter Schools USA was paid $822,182 in administration fees for just one year.

I wonder just exactly what you get for those $$! Lack of legislative oversite because the owners are buddies with Bush and most of the legislators who I would remind you, in Florida, are ALLOWED to own or be affiliated with Charter schools while at the same time writing, voting on and passing Charter school legislation. Do you think this is a conflict of interest?

As Bush walks around puffing his chest out at his clever work, you will never hear him talk about the Charter school test scores that were either no better or worse than the public schools. Or that under his program of assigning letter grades to schools based on test scores, a disproportionate number of charters get failing academic letter grades from the state. Or that Florida’s charter sector has been marred by numerous closures of charters — some even during the school year — and repeated financial mismanagement and corruption scandals.

Did you ever hear of your children going to school on a Monday morning and the school is locked up – lock, stock and barrel? Happens with Charter schools all the time.

The standardized test scores that the Bush reforms used to hold schools and districts “accountable” to came from his now-defunct Florida Comprehensive Accountability Test (FCAT) program, which collapsed over the years as the integrity of the test scores were questioned repeatedly by school districts.  In 2012, after a disaster with an FCAT writing test in which only 27 percent of fourth graders scored proficient — down from 81 percent the year before. It wasn’t the first time either.

And don’t think this hasn’t been tried before – the voucher and privatization experiment. In the 1980’s, Chile under the dictator Augusto Pinochet and continued by both liberal and conservative leadership, moved to vouchers and privatization to supposedly offer better education access for all.

In 1995, beloved by many Milton Friedman used Chile as an example as to why the U.S. needed to privatize public education. Thank God, we didn’t take his advice, since the voucher and privatization experiment in Chile resulted in a greater inequality and less educational access.

If you think my thoughts regarding charter/choice/vouchers is a “stand alone” prorogate, read some of the comments made by a DeVos Michigan Charter school (Eagle Crest Charter Academy) (ECCA) board president Brian Polet, and what he has to say in his resignation letter:

“This copy-written, corporate driven education model has been developed by non-teachers and Edu-crats from Washington to Lansing to the detriment of students, parents, taxpayers and local school boards. Without control of curriculum and a limited control of budgets, CC has effectively removed local control from parents and put it the hands of ESPs, the Dept. of Ed and state boards.” 

“As a logical conclusion to this hokum, ECCA has fallen victim to this Soviet-style education. The chaos that has ensued is not the consequence of bad management by NHA, but a result of a flawed educational system.  More disturbing to me is the inability to guarantee the data privacy of our students. Equally troubling is the ability for educational personal to manipulate tests and assessments to move any student into certain fields or vocations and to modify behavior without consent or knowledge of the parent. 

Sadly, as a volunteer I have no “skins” in this game. This puts the board and its individual members at a decided disadvantage against the combined efforts of CMU and NHA. I want no part of a lousy educational mode. With CC, we no longer have the Socratic model of education, but a new Bill Gates vocational schooling for worker bees and drones. Plainly, I have not left education, education has left me and more importantly, our students.” 

Keep in mind that Jeb Bush is also a lap dog to the New World Order!

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Parents it is time to rise up against this Socialist agenda and say NO MORE!