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“QUEEN of EDUCATION MISINFORMATION”

I really needed to check in here. What an absolutely crazy holiday season this was for our family. We made a long deserved trip to New Hampshire to visit our twins and their families over Thanksgiving and we got to meet that absolutely adorable new great-grandson. When you love children like I do, the re-generation of birth seems even sweeter.

Early in December our oldest grandson got married to the sweetest girl and believe me, anyone who is an only child and can fit into this very large family is a keeper. The wedding was outside and this lady got one heck of another sinus infection and I was down for the count.

This article is not mine but Lynne M. Taylor’s and was published in “The Patriot Institute” recently. Since she was putting my thoughts, research, and feelings so well into words, I decided not to re-create the wheel and let you enjoy this.

The “QUEEN” of course is Betsy DeVos, Secretary of EducationDumb DeVos

“Queen of Education Misinformation”
An open letter to U.S. Secretary of Education DeVos concerning her most recent speech by Lynne M. Taylor

Dear Mrs. DeVos,

America sure is a great country, isn’t it? We, the People, would like to keep it that way, too. However, some of the Patriots, aka hard-working, loyal, taxpaying, and concerned citizen-activists, have noticed you are misinforming us.

This is unacceptable, Madame. Below, are our observations.

1) You spoke to the AEI (American Enterprise Institution). While you did speak of the longevity for AEI’s policy work, you left out another fact.  AEI is in the pocket of Bill Gates, one of the most well-known financial supporters for Common Core.

Your words via evidence shown on the U.S. Dept. of Education’s ‘Speeches’ page, “It’s an honor to be with all of you at an organization I have long appreciated. AEI is now in its 80th year and in that near century, the Institute’s scholars have influenced and shaped the way Americans think about so many issues in the public square. AEI has been – and will continue to be – a treasured constant in this town of transition.”

Patriots’ Evidence shows the AEI and Gates connection. From the Washington Post and featuring research from an anti-Common Core activist, Mercedes K. Schneider’s book“Common Core Dilemma: Who Owns Our Schools?”

2) The banner behind you, Mrs. DeVos. What were you thinking?! Do you assume Americans, especially, Patriot-minded Americans couldn’t see the ‘forest for the trees’?  This banner alone is a billboard of Common Core from shore to shore! What’s more is that every one of these groups will continue to work with the U.S. Dept. of Education to continue ruining learning for millions!

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Patriot evidence to show the ties between the 6 organizations above:
a) Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) is a part of the CEC (Consortium for Educational Change) and is ‘knee-deep’ in Common Core/Bill Gates. While we’re on “Council of Great City Schools”, let’s also share that Males of Color is a part of CGCS(*Note: While visiting the CGCS’s Males of Color page, look to your right and see the ‘quick links’. Notice the “Common Core of Data”. This is a direct sign of what Common Core is truly about: data mining for educational alignment!) The red highlighted link will take you to the anti -Common Core blog, ‘Crucial Voice of the People’.

b) Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt (HMH) is a huge supporter of not only Common Core, but, Career Tech Ed (the adult version of Common Core) as well as UNESCO ideology which embeds STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math)!

c) Curriculum Associates (CA) is the group behind iReady. You’ll find CA in not only public schools but every other school choice out there. Common Core is woven into iReady. Because iReady is used by home educators, private schools, and all the other choices out there, NO classroom or home is immune to Common Core!

d) Gaggle, from their own files, has a Common Core Alignment statement.

e) Public Consulting Grouppartners with well-known Common Core supportive corporations like Pearson Publishing and WestEdPearson and WestEd are also huge into the data mining portion of education alignment.

Mrs. DeVos, we wish to address your bold statement below:

“Then, rightly, came the public backlash to federally imposed tests and the Common Core. I agree – and have always agreed – with President Trump on this: “Common Core is a disaster.” And at the U.S. Department of Education, Common Core is dead.”

a) If you truly wish to propel a bold image of Common Core being dead in your Department (which by the way, is funded by We, the People), don’t use banners as seen above.

b) While almost no taxpayer Patriot was in the room when Sen. Lamar Alexander uttered a phrase eerily similar to “Common Core is dead” after the passage of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), it appears you were. Alexander has been misleading the nation where education is concerned since his days as U.S. Secretary of Education. We, Patriots, know this is not the first time you have mislead the nation on Common Core’s lifespan, though, Mrs. DeVos. From July 2017“…citing ESSA, DeVos said, “There really isn’t any Common Core anymore,” adding the federal law “does away with the whole argument about Common Core.” (*Note: when you click on the red embedded link above, you’ll also see some of Sen. Alexander’s hype.)

Sadly, Mrs. DeVos, there are several other errors you propelled into the national spotlight about ESSA. There is so many a book could be written on the subject. We, the People will not stand to see our tax dollars and children abused by your leadership. So, we’ll not write the book and focus on protecting our kids from poor leaders like you.

In the future, Mrs. DeVos, please make sure you double check your facts before addressing the US on education. We would hope someone in D.C. would halt the continued illegally based federal overreach into our families. To our dismay, you are not the leader we are seeking.

Sincerely,
Concerned Patriots of the United States

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I hope you found Lynne’s letter to the point and that she expressed your feelings also – she certainly did mine. It is time get the “Education Monsters” out of our classrooms and go back to good education.

It looks like the only way we can even have half a chance to get this done is at the polls in November 2018. Forget the political parties and search for those who place your children as being more important than a political party or the money they might generate into the coffers.

We need to elect people who think and feel as we do and the work is on our shoulders. Our current elected legislators, whether they are local or federal, have done our children not one favor and have continued to lie every step of the way.

Your last chance may be Homeschool Consortiums, rein in the teachers who no longer can stand teaching this junk and give your children what they deserve.

Our founders supported the belief that parents should educate their children.  Some people see education as a cure-all for society’s ills, however, education in and of itself does nothing to combat liars and thieves pushing education legislation when they themselves know nothing about education – nor do they really care. This is another power and control mechanism.

Millions have gotten rich off the backs of our children’s rotten education embraced by lies and manipulation. Time to put a stop to it for the sake of our children’s futures.

Make no mistake, everything propelling from D.C. in regard to education began its start at the United Nations and is all focused on our children fullfilling “their” Agenda 2030 aims.

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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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