And one of the elder’s saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. Revelation 5:5 KJV
by Anna Von Reitz March 29, 2018
And one of the elder’s saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. Revelation 5:5 KJV
by Anna Von Reitz March 29, 2018
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:
Understood Meaning: Allowing a true and free market to work i.e., private schools
Hidden Meaning: Cronyism in the form of Public-Private Partnerships
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
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
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
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:
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!
Replacing Erdoğan with Fethullah Gulen
“God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.” Shakespeare
So the CIA plan is to once again decide who should be at the head of a country. Not the people of Turkey, but American businessmen, politicians and the CIA. Dump Erdoğan and put someone they can control like Gülen in his place. In March 2016, Mort Abramowitz and Eric Edelman, the CIA-Gladio Zionist operatives, both former U.S. ambassadors to Turkey are the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Turkey Initiative called for Turkey’s President Erdogan to either resign or reform.
Seriously I ask you America, are you really happy all these decisions are being made for our citizenry through the United Nations and other foreign countries when it is we, the American people” that are expected to pay for their lies and manipulations?
But then “What difference does it make?” Hillary Clinton, herself personally and her foundations have taken Gülen and other funds from the Mid-East and South East Asia, but she has admitted to America that WE, the U.S. created and have funded Al Qaeda as a terrorist organization in the heyday of the Soviet-Afghan war.
“What she doesn’t mention is that at no time in the course of the last 35 years has the US ceased to support and finance Al Qaeda as a means to destabilizing sovereign countries. It was ‘a pretty good idea’, says Hillary, and it remains a good idea today:
“Amply documented, the ISIS and Al Nusrah Mujahideen are recruited by NATO and the Turkish High command, with the support of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel”. “‘Let’s remember here, the people we are fighting today we began funding them twenty plus years ago”.
It has come to the point that Americans must admit to themselves that the Global War on Terror (GWOT) is being led by the U.S. and they aren’t trying as hard to hide the fact these days. And the Global war is not directed against Al Qaeda – we are using them as foot soldiers for our agenda. Replace and change where WE want the changes to be regardless of who it hurts.
The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) is an Office of the United Nations Secretariat established in January 1998 as the Department for Disarmament Affairs. Its goal is to promote nuclear disarmament, weapons of mass destruction, chemical and biological weapons, along with conventional weapons, especially landmines and small arms. Snopes will tell you this department does not exist. Never trust Snopes!
In 1959 Fethullah Gülen gave his first speech in a Mosque near the border of Greece and Bulgaria stating “Islam needed to undergo a process of renewal and that Communism was the core evil of humanity”. From this, how could anyone have predicted that several decades later, Fethullah Gülen would stand at the helm of a powerful movement with several million followers with the full support of and operating in the United States?
Gülen and his followers are opportunistic and they know how to manipulate to their benefit. In the ‘80’s Gülen positioned himself against communism to gain the support of the US/CIA. He has now managed to align himself with the Jewish community with his “love and peace” act Institutions and since he never takes risks but rather determines the direction of his moves by the wind, and then his followers will do anything to succeed.
According to the United States government a law abiding American citizen who buys survival food, a returning veteran from Iraq and Americans who criticize the government are considered “domestic terrorists” by our elected government, current president and NWO progressives. I consider the current inner workings of our government, especially the CIA and know-it-all- neocon’s to be “home grown terrorists.
But yet our government will play “Russian roulette” with our lives with the very people who wish us dead. Muslims can tell you until the moon turns blue that Islam is a “religion of peace”, but their “bible” – the Qur’an, paints an entirely different picture.
Make no mistake, Gülen is a radical Islamist who hides secret and sinister agendas with his supposedly moderate message. If an individual wants to be a serious follower of Gülen, he or she must obey absolutely the ideology and the practices of the community, and if anyone has a different opinion, especially one contrary to Gülen’s, then he or she is considered to have betrayed the Movement and consequently is not welcomed in the community. That is a great deal of power for one man.
Do you understand what different words and phrases of Islam mean? Islamophobia is a charge against Christians and it means you have offended them and should be put to death. Justice to a Muslim means Sharia and Sharia means if you don’t believe you are against Mohammad and his teaching and you are to die. Jihad is a “war” against the “infidels” and you are an infidel according to Mohammad.
As far back as 1997, both Mort Abramowitz and Eric Edelman have been attached to Fethullah Gülen and their military memorandum as they were involved in coup scenarios to push then Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan of the Welfare Party to resign and end his coalition government.
A Washington Post piece in 2014 by both of these men and Blaise Misztal, who is the director of National Security at the BPC, asked for regime change in Turkey and called on U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration to overthrow the Turkish government.
Then we have Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon official and committed neocon, who came out this past March stating his sympathy for a coup in Turkey. Originally published on the American Enterprise Institutes (AEI) website, Rubin openly encouraged the Turkish military to carry out an intervention, stating that the U.S. government would work with the new regime if that happened.
So here is another neocon that helped the regime change Iraq and destroyed that country; backed the Kurds while he started the partitioning of Iraq; tried to change the regime in Iran for decades and backed the neo-Nazis in Ukraine.
Reminding the readers, I revealed in my posting “CIA Supporting the Islamic Indoctrination of Our Children” that in January, 2016 a declassified US intelligence report from the Pentagon was released revealing Western support for Syria’s rebels and it also revealed an aided and abetted rise of the ‘Islamic State’. The report included high-level confirmation that the US-led strategy in Syria contributed directly to the rise of the Islamic State (IS).
The document showed that in coordination with the Gulf states and Turkey, the West intentionally sponsored violent Islamist groups to destabilize Assad, and that these “supporting powers” desired the emergence of a “Salafist Principality” in Syria to “isolate the Syrian regime.” It appears they intend to do the same in Turkey! Americans have had absolutely no say in any of these actions because we aren’t even supposed to know about them.
According to this report, this “beyond staggering” plot by the CIA to overthrow the current government of Turkey, replace Erdoğan with Gülen while at the same time utilizing Islamic State terrorists as “leverage” was first started in 2008 by the US military-intelligence establishment supported think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI) whose board members are a “who’s who” of American military connected individuals, including former US Vice President Dick Cheney, and whose research papers advocated the United States creating what they call a “moderate Muslim” majority in the Middle East to battle Islamic extremists and whose target nation for this action was Turkey.
Aiding the CIA in this effort, this report continues, is the Turkish Imam Fethullah Gülen who came to the United States in 1999, gaining a “permanent visa” with help from former CIA officials which includes Graham Fuller.
Yet the FBI and other agencies have labeled Gülen “a radical Islamist”. Gülen was intentionally presented to America as a “peace loving Muslim” for him to be able to garner support in the right places including the America’s parents of his schools and politicians. Graham Fuller did a good job portraying this picture of Gülen.
In 2008, over the strong objections of the FBI, US State Department and Department of Homeland Security, Gülen managed to get a special Green Card and US permanent residency status. This was all done with the intervention of Morton Abramowitz and Graham E. Fuller. According to former FBI Turkish translator and whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds, “Abramowitz, a known neocon, Israel lobbyist, CIA and State Department Operative, and Project on the New American Century signatory, has been one of Fethullah Gulen’s main handlers and backers.”
The report also supports the information that the FBI strongly resisted granting permanent residency status to Gülen and, according to secret US leaked cables parts of the American government have long believed that Gülen “is a ‘radical Islamist’ whose moderate message cloaks a mere sinister and radical agenda.” It was Graham Fuller’s job to make sure Gülen’s portrayal to the American public was that he was a “peace loving man”.
It was after CIA Fuller got Gülen into the United States, President Erdoğan established in Turkey the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001 as the “moderate Muslim” platform desired by the AEI to effect change throughout the entire Middle East using part of Gülen’s massive wealth estimated between $22-50 billion.
In his 1999 speech Gülen is heard calling on his supporters to “work patiently and to creep silently into the institutions in order to seize power in the state“. Does this sound like “peace” to you?
The timing of Gülen’s arrival in the US is interesting as he was actually “defecting” from Turkey since Turkish prosecutors had demanded a ten-year sentence for Gülen for having “founded an organization that sought to destroy the secular apparatus of state and establish a theocratic state“. Gülen has not left the United States since.
America certainly is not the only country waking up. Other countries are taking a very serious look at the workings behind the Gülen schools, the turn-out of students and just how that money is flowing in and out of the Gülen workings.
It is to be understood the actual “patriotic” worth of the CIA’s actions depend upon who sits at the helm (Obama) and the director of the CIA always is a reflection of the POTUS. Hence we have John Brennan who you should recall refused to release 28 pages of the 911 Report because HE claimed it contained inaccurate information”. Well, couldn’t they release the pages and mark what the CIA claimed was inaccurate?
Who is John O. Brennan? Most certainly a globalist, supporter of the Obama agenda and a man who has worked for the CIA in enough positions for the past 25 years to write a book. Brennan withdrew his name from consideration for Director of the CIA in the first Obama administration over concerns about his support for transferring terror suspects to countries where they may be tortured while serving under President George W. Bush. Instead, Obama appointed Brennan Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism AND Assistant to the President, a new position which did not require Senate confirmation.
Placing Brennan in the position of Dir. of the CIA, has put one of Obama’s closet and most powerful aides in charge of an agency that has been transformed by more than a decade of secret wars. Working for Obama Brennan has:
After leaving government service in 2005, Brennan became CEO of The Analysis Corporation, a security consulting business, and served as chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, an association of intelligence professionals.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped in the establishment of the Turkish Gülen Charter Schools and the Gülen Movement in the US with a brokered deal to split the revenue from the sale of the oil captured in Iraq by ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists, a deal between Prime Minister Erdogan’s and Gülen’s factions in Turkey. The captured oil was subsequently driven to the Turkish border in oil truck caravans to be sold by Prime Minister Erdogan’s son. For using her good offices to help Gülen, Clinton was paid an estimated $1 million – half to the Clinton Family Foundation and half to campaign coffers.
“You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 in Syria … like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it … You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey … Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is in confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence … trusting your loyalty and secrecy. I know that when you leave here—just as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and the feelings that I expressed here.” Fethullah Gülen 2002
So America, Who Do We Have Running America’s Government? Where are the elected, supposedly Conservative Republicans who currently hold the majority of the seats in Congress? Nowhere to be found unless there is money to be handed out or a free trip to be taken! LINK
In a nightmare world progressives are designing a civil society where little tots are to no longer be your little tots. They are government-sought human resources to be raised as tomorrow’s anarchists.
The massive push to fund Pre-K and get a hold in our daycare centers by providing the funding is a single mothers dream. However, in reality it flows with the Communist way of thinking which is to have control of the children from birth through college. This mentality is endorsed by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R), Al Gore and Bill Ayers as a means to indoctrinate the children and build barriers between them and their parents.
How could anyone be against tax-subsidized Pre-K for all you ask? There are many ways. I will never understand why parents are so willing to let complete strangers have control of their children for 6-9 hours a day, 5-7 days a week.
If that chokehold on children is not Hitlerian, then what is?
“Those Obama initiatives are knockoffs of moldy-old Democratic policy chestnuts, such as former Vice President Al Gore’s push to fund preschool for all 3-year-olds at a cost to taxpayers of at least $50 billion over 10 years, left-wing actor/director Rob Reiner’s “I Am Your Child” campaign for universal preschool and child care, and Hillary Clinton’s various “It Takes a Village” schemes to expand Head Start from womb to work. With age comes fiefdom.” (Malkin).
You don’t believe Marxism is in the classroom? What do you think all the Bill Ayers taught teachers are spreading? The only group of “home grown” terrorist Americans who went to jail and came out to go to college to become teachers and were welcomed by the liberal colleges and universities to indoctrinate your children on your dimes.
In 2012 Diane Ravitz confused to her readers when a reader ask if Ms. Ravitz thought teachers were teaching Marxism in the classroom and she responded addressing that “all teachers love children, to teach and their country”. Sorry Ms. Ravitz, most change agents of the 80’s were teachers and you didn’t answer the question.
Bertell Ollman, a college professor who states she has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses on Marxism for almost a decade—mainly at New York University, but also at Columbia University, Union College, and the old Free University of New York believes Marxism is not being taught correctly.
Has the Bogeyman entered the classrooms of our young children? Marxism has been slowly infiltrating our lives since the early 20’s. John Dewey is not a figment of anyone’s imagination.
Obama sees fit to once again put his feet and hands into the classrooms of our children encouraging parents to put their children in Pre-K even if they don’t work and he is made sure it was funded.
On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, the White House Summit on Early Education unveiled nearly $1 billion in new “investments” to “expand access to high-quality early childhood education to every child in America” from “birth and continuing to age 5.” It’s a retread of President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union school-spending plan, which was a repackaging of his 2011 Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge program.
Dozens of corporations, foundations and individuals have agreed to dedicate a greater ongoing percentage of their philanthropy to expanding high quality early childhood programs and research as a strategy for achieving better education, health, social and economic outcomes, with commitments currently totaling more than $333 million.
Obama also announced over $750 million in federal funding for early learning programs through the Preschool Development Grants and Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, totaling more than $1 billion in critical investments in early childhood education announced today.
There are some pretty big Bogeymen out there to warp the minds of your children let alone the physical and mental abuse of the heavy push for our children to sit in a classroom all day long tied to a computer.
Cleverly they have incorporated the National Sexual Education Standards (NSES) throughout the curriculum of the English Language Arts and Math textbooks. Hurrah for Planned Parenthood (PP)! This is to start in Kindergarten.
I have written about this push of sexual education for our children at such an early age before and it is just like the DARE drug program to stop drug use. Young children who are exposed to things they know nothing about are going to go about their own way to learn what it is all about – hence a large drug problem among young children. The same thing is happening with all the “sexual” information being thrown at our young children. Hence, the increase of sexual promiscuity and unwed mothers.
Just what kind of men and women do we have running the government of our country that they would allow these inexcusable antics to go on especially without informing parents? But then, after all, what do the legislators have to fear – we re-elect them no matter what they do to us and now they are in full force to kidnap our children. “Come here my little pretty”!
Have you ever read “The State of the American Child: Securing Our Children’s Future” presented by the 111th Congress? You certainly should!
Obama’s White House contends that “studies show for every dollar we invest in early childhood education, we see a rate of return of $7 or more.” PROVE IT!
They made this statement based on the results of a Preschool in Michigan, run at a cost of $19,000 per child more than a half-century ago, and a similar program in North Carolina called the Abecedarian Early Intervention Project.
The Abecedarian Early Intervention Project was focused on “poor” children stating they are behind and less prepared than those who come from a home of greater wealth. The massive cost of this program was $13,900 per child per year. Researchers advised caution about the positive reports pointing out there were many analytical discrepancies in published reports, including unexplained changes in sample sizes between different assessments and publications.
My question is – did the Federal government pay these schools to participate in this project? It wouldn’t be the first time.
Brookings Institute found in a study that full-time pre-K in 2 states; GA and OK “have had, at best, only small impacts on later academic achievements.” In fact, Georgia elementary-school students’ test scores are mediocre, and Oklahoma test scores have been on the decline for the past decade.
Keep in mind a large majority of our children are already in Pre-K by a government forced economic system of both parents having to work to make ends meet. What isn’t in place is most of the children are not available for the clutches of the Fed’s – yet.
The “problem” isn’t most families’ lack of access to preschool. It’s Washington’s lack of access to your kids for their institutionalized warehousing, data mining, and pedagogical propaganda schemes.
Always keep this in mind – presented to be included in the Congressional Record of January 10, 1963, by then Rep. A.S. Herlong, Jr., of Florida, the official record – Current Communist Goals from the Communist Manifesto in part:
The Preschool Development Grants program will got $250 million for 2015. And it’s another competition pitting states against each other for approval.
Never forget the 1983 production of the Reagan Department of Education under the evil leadership of Terrell Bell producing “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Education Reform” supported by Bill Bennett and Newt Gingrich. Bell created the National Commission on Excellence in Education and those appointed produced A Nation at Risk.
This document produced by Reagan’s “blue ribbon” education commission proposed to use schools as factories for more effectively turning Millennials and every generation that follows into usable raw material for corporate production.
Though filled with right-wing rhetoric in content, it reads like a Soviet proclamation on industrial production. Students are redefined as inputs in a system to maximize American corporate competitiveness, productivity and profits which is where we are today.
It does sound like todays Common Core State Standards and the communist way of life.
Dr. Shirley McCune appearing at the Kansas Governor’s Summit on Education in 1989 with Sen. Alexander stated: “…what we are into is a total restructuring of the society. What is happening in America today…is not simply a change 4 situation and the usual winds of change. What it amounts to is a total transformation of our society…The whole ball game in this particular change society is that there are only two things that really matter. One of those is the information capitol that we can put together…Secondly, to produce Human Capital…we have to prepare students not for today’s society, but for a society that’s 20, 30, 40, 50 years down the road…That’s called Social Change Function of Schools.”
And what kind of radically changed, restructured New Age society and education did Dr. McCune have in mind? In her co-authored The Light Shall Set You Free (1996), she talked about a “point of light,” and stated: “Only the souls who are ready to receive the new curriculum will elect to raise their vibrations to match those required to enter the New Age. Did you know that the animals’ souls are the souls of our future children? We are entering the Age of Aquarius…. The goal for all of humanity who will enter the new millennium is to become androgynous…. Educational systems, businesses, political structures and governments all built on self-serving principals, for example, are crumbling, only to be reborn through tremendous pain into higher forms.”
Even more frightening than what she said is the fact at the same time she was a research assistant in School-to-Work at Arizona State University, and then she became an administrative assistant to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Washington.
And you wonder how education got to where it is today!
That Dr. McCune is a New Age proponent who on November 2, 1989 had used the term “human resource development” more than once is perhaps significant in that earlier in that year, New Age networking Sen. Claiborne Pell had introduced Senate Joint Resolution 135, the “National Commission on Human Resource Development Act,” co-sponsored by Senators Al Gore and Nancy Kassebaum. The resolution was to establish the Center for Human Resource Development and spoke of the “normal aspiration of all citizens to more fully achieve their potential in body, mind and spirit…. [and] there is a role for government to assist in research and education on techniques that promote the… fuller realization of human potential.” Testifying for the measure was Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School, who explained the “relaxation response” as experienced by those who practice Zen, Yoga and Transcendental Meditation. The resolution probably would have passed the Senate except that Senator Dan Coates (R) put a “hold” on it and it died. Similar bills – you will be amazed!
In case some of you weren’t old enough to realize it in 1989, Newsweek magazine referred to Bill Clinton as the “New Age President,” and the “Renaissance Weekend” he had attended for years was referred to by The New York Times as a “New Age Retreat.” He was also at this 1989 Summit.
Interestingly Sen. Lamar Alexander stated at the same 1989 Summit: “The New American School would probably start with babies and go through the eighth grade. It would be all year long. It would be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Every child would have his or her own computer and work-station. Every child would have a team of teachers that would stay with that child until graduation. These schools would ‘serve children from age three months old to age 18′ and they would serve as a ‘one-stop shopping’ center for welfare services ranging from family planning, health care, and other social services. Legislation should ‘assure that all women have access to affordable, high quality parental care and that all infants and children have access to affordable, high quality comprehensive health care'”.
The New American Schools Development Corporation’s radical design teams have been selected to “break the mold” away from basic-traditional education in order to train (not educate) children for the global workforce. Privatizing education through Charter Schools allows these radical design teams and other private entities such as The Edison Project (Jeb Bush’s buddy) to rob American citizens of their own tax-supported schools. This plan is being supported by both the right and the left-wing political groups who appear to have met in the radical mid-center on education, social control and a global economy.
Education has now been changed forever:
So to fall in line with the dreams of Sen. Alexander we now have ‘The SEED Foundation’ along with SEED charter schools are emerging. How are they different?
It is a college-prep, public boarding Charter school providing a 24-hour-a-day, five-day-a-week learning environment for underserved students from sixth through twelfth grade in Miami-Dade, FL. Founder’s Rajiv Vinnakota and Eric Elder are recipients of Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network’s Use Your Life Award. That in its self should give any parent a warm and fuzzy feeling. Go here to see where all the money is coming from to support this foundation. (pages 18-21) That is certainly a lot of support.
Does anyone know the definition of an underserved student? Once again all other students are left out of the equation whether it is a good program or not. This educational society is continually putting barriers up and causing division between what they call underserved or lower income and the rest of the American students.
Aren’t you at least a little curious as to why there is so much attention to our babies? Don’t you feel like you have lost control over your own family?
In Nov., 2014, Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill to improve the quality of federally subsidized child care provided by the Child Care and Development Block Grant. The bill sets stronger health and safety standards for subsidized care, makes it easier for parents to find and keep quality child care, and takes steps to improve the quality of child care so that children get quality early childhood development services. Sounds wonderful until you realize your children are under the control of the Fed’s.
A national poll released by the First Five Years Fund earlier this year found 71 percent of voters, including 60 percent of Republicans, support greater federal investments and involvement in early childhood education.
The problem I have with the First Five Years Fund is they state they are “bipartisan, however they don’t state who they are, who sits on their board of directors or how they receive their funding. The web site mission: Our mission is to create a smarter, stronger, healthier, and more productive America through early childhood education for disadvantaged children through bi-partisan federal advocacy.
What is the deal that every program, grant, voucher, charter school, or scholarship program is being geared to low-income or disadvantaged children? Is it that they will fall in line quicker? Are more vulnerable? More easily indoctrinated? Aren’t the rest of the children in this country worth all of these tax dollars being spent on them through public education, especially when in the final assessment it is all indoctrinating our children?
If not, you need to show me the reason all these legislators, non-educators, corporate types and Soros, Gates, Bush and Walton level financiers are so interested in our children, especially those so very young.
If what I am saying is not the truth, then why aren’t all these investors investing in our public schools to fix what they say is wrong rather than creating baskets full of other ideas, organizations, legislation, failures and control? I don’t buy it is all Unions and I don’t support them either.
Are America’s parents going to continue to keep a blind eye, deaf ears and continue to allow the Federal government and private industry to invade our homes and take away our rights as parents to raise and take care of our children as we believe it should be done – rather than on the backs of the federal government and the misappropriation of our hard earned tax dollars?
Only you have the answer to this!
By Anita Hoge May 10, 2016 NewsWithViews.com
Note: This is an excellent article and I think it is time Ted & Heidi Cruz stood up and fully explained themselves in regard to the Education boondoggles which are being put out for our children and their role if he even thinks he should have the faith and trust of this country to give him the highest seat in D.C.
Ted and Heidi Cruz, Goldman Sachs, Kickbacks and Paybacks, Common Core, and Special Education… All Rolled Into One Big, Fat Mess
When Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee for President, stated in his message to the American people, “There is so much, waste, fraud, and abuse,” the establishment elite come to mind. Especially when investigating the shenanigans and abuses in the new federal education legislation, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act. Finally, someone with guts is saying it’s time to clean house. Thank you, Mr. Trump!
Although Senator Cruz has suspended his campaign, it is very clear that his lawyerly word “suspend” did not mean withdraw and he intends to fight Donald Trump for a contested convention. Please continue the support and vote in the remaining primaries to establish Mr. Trump with the needed 1237 delegates to secure the nomination.
Senator Cruz also says he will do away with Common Core if he is elected President, but his globalist agenda speaks otherwise.
Here are some key education issues:
• What Is ‘Pay For Success’ in the New ESSA Federal Education Law and Why Should Parents of Special Education Children Be Alarmed?
• Why Are Business Investors Paid A Kickback For Children NOT To Receive Special Education Services That Are Guaranteed To Them Through Federal Law?
• Should Republicans Use Vulnerable Special Education Children To Be Sold For a Profit $$$?
• What Does Goldman Sachs Have To Do With Common Core and Special Education, and Why Are They Reaping In The Cash?
• What Do Ted and Heidi Cruz Know About Goldman Sachs, Common Core, and ‘Pay For Success’ That Helps Put “Gold in Someone’s Sacks”?
There is a lot of hankie-pankie going on in the U.S. Department of Education and nobody seems to be able to pinpoint the collusion in a public/private financial partnership deal with Goldman Sachs called Pay For Success, PFS.
Senator Cruz did not mention once that Pay For Success, PFS, was rigged into the federal education legislation, ESSA. In fact, Senator Ted Cruz did NOT even vote on the day of the passage of ESSA. Why didn’t Sen. Cruz vote against this bill?
It was Goldman Sachs that had funded Senator Cruz for his entry into the Presidential Race. Heidi Cruz works for Goldman Sachs and is currently on leave while her husband runs as a candidate for President. Is this why they felt silence was “golden”?
Perhaps Heidi Cruz can explain Pay For Success to Special Education parents since she announced that education is her primary goal. We might also ask her to explain the federal education fake CHOICE. Or ask her about the psychological child abuse on children in the classroom that would CONTINUE in Pay For Success because Common Core psychological interventions were legislated through ESSA.
[NOTE: Senator Cruz’s controversial S 306 that supports federal CHOICE ropes private, religious, and homeschools into Common Core with federal Title I portability funds. Senator Cruz is in the perfect position to attach his CHOICE amendment to federal legislation at any time in the future as a sitting Senator. Supporting S 306 and federal CHOICE proves Senator Cruz will NOT do away with Common Core. (See the list of my previous articles at the bottom of this article.)]
Senator Hatch (R-UT) slipped Pay For Success into the new federal education law, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, and uses a preschool in Utah as a pilot. Goldman Sachs is rewarded a kickback for every child who isn’t sent to Special Education. Goldman Sachs, who provided loans and is a silent funder for the Cruz campaign, is reeling in financial rewards for education programs already implemented and paid with Special Education funding. What’s going on? (Source)
WHAT IS PAY FOR SUCCESS?
Pay For Success was legislated in the Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now called the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. The ESSA was passed by both Republican Houses of Congress. Legitimate questions and issues have been raised by In the Public Interest about how the Pay for Success (PFS) program was evaluated, including:
“PFS brings venture capital to the provision of public services. Investors provide the up-front funds for critical preventive services with the expectation of receiving a return on their investment. The theory is that the private investment dollars can fill a funding gap when government doesn’t have adequate financial resources to spend on prevention activities. Under a PFS arrangement, the government repays the loan with interest if pre-determined social outcome targets are met. The theory presumes that even after paying the investors and service providers, the state ultimately reaps financial savings through foregone budget dollars spent to address future more costly, but now avoided, social problems.” [Emphasis added] (Source)
The implementation of Pay For Success, PFS, is a system of kickbacks called Social Impact Bonds, creating a public/private partnership where government strikes deals (contracting mechanisms) with outside businesses and investment financiers to provide capital to accomplish ESSA Common Core psychological/mental health intervention goals on ALL children at school. Therefore, supposedly, fewer children are referred to Special Education.
Goldman Sachs has piloted a PFS investment in a preschool in Utah. Yes, the same Utah that heralds Senator Hatch who included PFS as an amendment to ESSA. [NOTE: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) recently praised the Pay For Successprogram in Utah. Senator Lee also was the co-sponsor of S 306 with Senator Cruz, which pushes Common Core on all private, religious, and homeschools. Senator Lee has endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for President.]
But the controversy concerning this experimental program using handicapped children for monetary gain is that Special Education funding and service interventions are already being paid through IDEA, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (Special Education) funds for a program that says children are not going to be referred to Special Education services. WHAT?! The results are that fewer truly Special Education children are sent forward for an IEP evaluation because Special Education services are already being administered. But supposedly the reason Goldman Sachs is getting a pay-out is because children aren’t sent to Special Education. Is this double-speak, double-dipping, or both?
Let’s spell this out:
1. Use Special Education Common Core/psychological interventions and Special Education funds FIRST on the entire classroom;
2. Do NOT send truly handicapped Special Education children for their guaranteed legal evaluation;
3. Use more Special Education intensive psychological interventions on children not meeting Common Core psychological standards;
4. Then reap the benefits for children not sent to Special Education even though Special Education funds were used in the first place;
5. Then pay Goldman Sachs a reward because FEWER children were sent to Special Education. What?!!!
Little do parents realize that Common Core for babies and preschool programs in the pilot preschool program (and all Common Core K-12 schools) have an inordinate amount of social, emotional, and behavioral conditioning using Common Core psychological behavior modification programs. These programs originated in Applied Behavior Analysis, an applied intensive behavior modification program researched on autistic children to be able to function in the real world. Parental knowledge or consent is not provided for this Common Core psychobabble.
Pay For Success is a lousy concept of corruption using children for profit, called taxpayer double dipping, and paying someone off to do the dipping. Is this really reaping financial savings for the government? This is all done with a little twist of ethics—redefining the interventions, using handicapped children to provide a basis for a money grab, psychological child abuse for using these concepts on normal children, and gobs of federal money. This scheme should be turning many heads and must be investigated. [Source]
The pilot program in Utah used PFS as an intervention program in preschool. Goldman Sachs was paid an outcome payment of $2589.70 for each student not referred to Special Education. This program pays back a percentage of the investment to the financial partnership if FEWER children are reported to special education. But, did anyone question the programs or funding to create these statistics BEFORE this kickback was evaluated? NO! Questions were posed, but little has been done to stop the child abuse or the financial bleeding.
The concept of direct student services, services carried out by IDEA Special Education funding, is the Common Core concept reinforced in the new federal education legislation, ESSA. Universal School-Wide Intervention Systems are blanketed on ALL children. ALL children are “At-Risk” and must be psychoanalyzed and treated in a three tiered process in the normal classroom. ALL CHILDREN are treated with psychological techniques normally used for severely handicapped students. The reason psychological techniques are used is because Common Core includes psychological non-academic behavioral standards (See both graphs that design behavioral interventions.
Children with true mental or physical handicaps are NOT apprised with an actual IEP, or referred for a true special education evaluation, until going through the Response to Intervention (RTI) three-tiered process in the regular classroom. These services are based on the conditioning processes developed through Applied Behavior Analysis. Applied Behavior Analysis, a psychological conditioning technique, was renamed Response to Intervention to make it more palatable to parents.
The following behavior modification techniques are being used in the classroom and are actually listed in the ESSA legislation: response to interventions, RTI; positive behavior interventions supports, PBIS; multi-tiered system of supports, MTSS; School-wide multi-tiered system of supports, SWTSS; early intervening services, EIS; Specialized Instructional Support Services, SISS; and Universal Design for Learning, UDL.
These behavioral interventions are all paid for with special education IDEA funds. Therefore, fewer children are referred to Special Education because they had already received Special Education services to meet Common Core. This is the double-dip.
There is also great controversy surrounding the implementation of these behavior modification/affective programs on normal children. The development of these programs was first researched from Applied Behavior Analysis with research on autistic children. The US Department of Education has stated that these techniques are “scientific research based interventions” to meet the government desired goals. However, the government had NOT released the standards of what would be taught, tested, and scored in the affective domain. The Department catapulted the techniques onto normal children citing “prevention”. It uses extreme behavior modification techniques on children because Common Core standards named affective/subjective group-think outcomes to be achieved in the normal classroom.
These behavior modification techniques are extreme measures that induce artificial stress and depression on normal children who are being forced to change their behavior to the government’s desired collectivist standards. To achieve a subjective psychological outcome, psychological techniques must be implemented for behavioral change. When a standard states that your child should have “grit”, do parents know and understand the impact of what is measured and scored? A gang member has “grit”, but not the behavior most parents feel as acceptable. The question arises: can the U.S. Department of Education and the ESSA legislation LEGALLY implement behavior modification programs on unsuspecting children, especially when parents are in the dark about these radical techniques to change the attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions of their children? What happened to academics? The goal is to mold our American children into something less than American.
Goldman Sachs “Golden Sacks”
Mandated Common Core non-academic standards (Title I) and direct student services (IDEA) are used as a template for achieving these goals. Pay for Success equates SUCCESS, where Goldman Sachs has a return on their investment money, when districts DENY special education services to students who should be receiving them. Parents are able to request an IEP Evaluation, but many are NOT apprised of the RTI process. Under Title I, Part D (ii) Pay For Successinitiatives, keeping special education students under 1% is incentivized by NOT reporting truly special education children into the IEP process until much later.
Recently, parents sued their school district which denied their child Special Education services until their child went through RTI process and did not include the parents in these evaluations.
Parents of Special Education children should read the following carefully and in its entirety:
“The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a school district’s failure to provide educational testing data to parents violated the procedural requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Additionally, this failure deprived parents of the opportunity to meaningfully participate in the formation of their child’s individualized education program (IEP).
The parents subsequently brought suit alleging, among other things, that the district’s failure to provide the student’s RTI data constituted aprocedural violation of the IDEA, and prevented them from fully participating in the IEP process. The court agreed, finding the district violated the IDEA by failing to ensure the RTI testing data was properly documented, presented to the parents, and carefully considered by the entire IEP team. The court held that the district violated the “procedural safeguards of the IDEA by not providing parents with an opportunity to examine all records relating to C.M [the student].” (Source)
The Utah pilot program boasts, “evidence has shown reduces by 95 percent the need for special education among the low-income students who would otherwise likely be placed in special education programs.” However, the evaluation of the program has been challenged to investigate the impact on vulnerable individuals and the double payment from IDEA funds and investment dollars paid for by the public. How children were measured as needing support and how the children were selected for the ‘Pay For Success’ program is also a major aspect of the challenges to the way this program operates.
There are no procedural safeguards in the RTI process. Parents are NOT given their rights under this process. Parents must demand an investigation. Stop using our children for research. Abide by the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment to stop the psychological child abuse in the classroom.
The Legal Challenge:
A legal challenge to ESSA must be brought forward stating that it denies parents of truly Special Education children to be involved in their child’s evaluations from the beginning when using the following psychological techniques prior to an IEP evaluation: Response To Intervention, RTI; Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports,PBIS; Student Assistance Programs, SAP; Specialized Student Instructional Support, SSIS; Multi-Tiered System of Supports, MTSS; Schoolwide Tiered System of Supports,SWTSS, Early Intervening Services, EIS; Universal Design for Learning, UDI; or other psychological techniques.
A legal challenge must be brought forward by parents stating that normal children in the classroom are receiving Special Education Behavior Modification programs when their children are NOT Special Education students. Parents have NOT been informed of the RTI, PBIS, MTSS, SWTSS, EIS, SISS, UDL, or other mental health psychological programs and interventions performed on their normal children. There is NO disclosure of what the vague non-academic standards are, how they are measured, or the risks involved in changing the attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions of their children.
There is NO disclosure of the risk or liability and damage imposed by teachers who are non-certified professional personnel implementing these psychological programs. The school that has trained the teachers in “fidelity”, as “research” to implement these psychological programs EXACTLY as they have been developed, may also have liability issues concerning teachers acting as therapists. [See AIR Intensive Interventions]
A legal challenge must be brought forward against Goldman Sachs for receiving kickbacks for children not referred to Special Education when, in fact, Special Education funds have been used prior to those children being evaluated for the Pay For Success program. In effect, Goldman Sachs is paid TO BE SURE ALL KIDS meet Common Core psychological goals.
Ted and Heidi Cruz are certainly on that list of establishment insiders. It is blatantly clear that Ted Cruz’s “performance” in suspending his campaign was a total lie after a total shut down in Indiana. Exactly what we would expect from an establishment insider.
Clean house? We must!
Mr. Trump, Save our Children!
“The charter school experiment has resulted in the United States being the only country in the world where the Gülen Movementhas been able to establish schools fully funded by the host country’s taxpayers.” The Joke’s on US!
The world should never forget “Islam is a Human time bomb ignited by a hair trigger called hatred – them toward us”.
The Gulen Charter schools and the Gulen Movement must be removed from the United States. I recently wrote an article regarding the CIA’s role in allowing Sheikh Mohammed Fethullah Gulen into this country and put all the blame for their invasion into our school systems upon the CIA and uninformed and unquestioning state and local school boards. Now they are invading our military bases. It is time for parents to understand the full danger involved in this Jihad. For the 2015-2016 school year we have 155 Gulen Charter schools in 25 states with Texas (52) and Ohio (17) having the most. In 2011, Texas only had 33.
All Americans must take the time to read “Turkey’s Islamic Supremacist Cult and its Contributions to the Civilization Jihad Volume 8” by Christopher Holton and Clare Lopez. Read a little bit every night, but read it! LINK
Since February 1997, the National Security Council, the all-powerful institution which includes the civilian and military leaders of the country, has repeatedly placed political Islam at the top of its list of threats to this nation and vowed to “refuse all compromise” in its fight against religious radicalism. A few months later, the net was widened and the list of potential suspects grew longer: investigations have been launched against hundreds of civil servants, teachers, governors and local leaders, accused of being too close to the “forces of reaction”
I would like to remind the readers that it was the CIA who supported Gulen being allowed to come into this country supposedly because he was ill with the endorsement of Graham Fuller, now former CIA agent. Sorry CIA but diabetes can be treated all over the world. The FBI had started several investigations against the Gulen operation for numerous reasons, one of them to prevent Gulen from being granted permanent residency in America and to have him deported. Even though the FBI had determined Gulen to be a “Radical Islamist”, the Islamic angels in Obama’s White House, CIA and Clinton’s State Dept. reigned in the FBI preventing them from indicting and deporting Gulen and his whole operation. Hum!
Taking a look back in history in case you weren’t aware, the Brennan’s CIA is and has been supporting the Islamic indoctrination of our U.S. children and the whole program here in the U.S. was fundamentally developed by George Soros Center for American Progress and Gulen. The object is to “force feed” our children “Radical Islamic” educational programs and incentives.
Talk about your own government supporting working from inside to ruin YOUR country!
The past and present governors of Texas told their citizens they were protecting their children by not participating in the Common Core ruination of our education system, but instead they have allowed the Gulen movement to grow within the state and also allowing the Gulen Institute to be at home on the grounds of the University of Houston.
The Institute website talks a good talk as does Fethullah and all his mouthpieces, but the research that has been done is undeniable. With speakers like this how could anyone go wrong?
Even if you don’t have any children currently in school or a Gulen Charter school, Americans need to understand the damage being done here to our children and the internal conversion to Jihad being paid for by YOU!
Gulen Charter schools are disguised by several different names: Concept, Horizon Science Academy’s, Paragon, Sonoran, LISA Academy, Magnolia, and many, many more. Florida for example has 7 Gulen schools all with different lead names.
Something most Americans don’t know is that Gulen and Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan were best of friends with the same objectives until the Turkish government announced a plan to shutter private schools — many owned by the Gulen movement that help Turkish students prepare for college entrance exams. Two men with big ego’s! They both want to be in charge!
Gulen loves to claim he is all about fighting “poverty, disunity, and ignorance, but his underlying actions tell another story. The use of H-1B visas to bring teachers to America for their schools is also a farce. Local teachers are being passed up for teaching jobs within the Gulen schools with the schools claiming America’s teachers are not smart enough or they don’t have enough education to teach at their STEM schools. No one else in this country applies for more H1B visa’s than Gulen.
The U.S. taxpayer dollars being gained by the Fethullah Gulen operation is undeniable. In 2011, Truebright Science Academy alone received more than $3 million from the Philadelphia School District for its 348 pupils.
The respected German weekly ‘Der Spiegel’ also raised serious questions about Fethullah Gulen and his worldwide movement in a pair of highly critical articles published in 2012 and 2014. The magazine cited individuals who broke ties with Gulen and who characterize Hizmet as an ‘ultraconservative secret society’ and Gulen himself as an ideologue who tolerates no dissent,’ is ‘only interested in power and influence,’ and ‘dreams of a new age in which Islam will dominate the West returning to the ways of the Ottoman Empire.” This description has been repeated over and over again.
Besides the American taxpayers making the Gulen Movement rich, their followers and teachers give as much as 40% of their earnings to the following, yet the Movement has no headquarters, no address, is not registered anywhere, and has no central bank account.
Collectively the Gulen “movement” and the Gulen schools are under their own Charter School Management Co., Charter Educational Services & Resources formerly known as Grace Institute for Educational Research & Resources.
When I first began investigating Gulen and his schools, what I found so painful was finding the government of this country so twisted that we have the CIA bringing Fethullah Gulen into this country and the FBI looking into their fraud and Jihad activities and our government is once again taking the lead on ruining America.
Look what it got us: The CIA coming up with this less than brilliant idea, believed they could control Gulen and at the same time abuse the religious structure in America as a cover to advance their design of global control. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped in the establishment of the Turkish Gulen Charter Schools in the US, and brokered a deal to split the revenue from the sale of the oil captured in Iraq by ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists, between Prime Minister Erdogan’s and Sheikh Mohammed Gulen’s factions in Turkey (the captured oil was subsequently driven to the Turkish border in oil truck caravans to be sold by Prime Minister Erdogan’s son).
For using her good offices to help Sheikh Mohammed Gulen, Clinton was paid an estimated $1 million; payment was made to both the Clinton Family Foundation and the Clinton Presidential Campaign (payment to a political campaign by a foreigner is in violation of US Federal Campaign Laws). If we were to remind Mrs. Clinton of this I am sure her response would be, “What difference does it make”.
This makes me question if our State Governors are getting a stipend for allowing the Gulen school’s within their states. What say you Rick Perry and John Kasich?
In 2008 Bill Clinton made a speech praising Gulen at the Third Annual Friendship Dinner organized by the Turkish Cultural Center of New York (a Gulenist organization). The website Citizens Against Special Interest Lobbying in Public Schools (CASILIPS), later confirm Hillary Clinton’s involvement:
“However, the most probable reason for Bill Clinton’s attendance was the Gulenists’ numerous contributions to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Clinton Foundation. A sampling can be seen in this Table. All these contributions came from individuals identified as Gulenist based in their affiliations with Gulenist organizations or schools.”
Not only the Clinton’s, but education’s main destroyer Bill Gates has used his foundation to also fund the Gulen movement. They are after all Charter schools and that is the road to ruination. In 2007, through the Texas (again) High School Project, the Gates Foundation shelled out $10,550,000 to the Cosmos Foundation, another Gulen enterprise which operates several publicly funded Gulen Charter schools in Texas.
One teacher from the South stated, “the Gülen movement’s ultimate goal is to open charter schools in the U.S. to funnel U.S. tax dollars back into the Gülen movement in Turkey. They skim just enough off the public taxpayers from these charter schools so it won’t look suspicious.” She stated this after her class had won a free cultural trip to Turkey through the Atlantic Institute. The Atlantic and Peace Islands Institute’s, are both Gulen enterprises.
Both of these Institutes claim they are supporting “shared values” and send out press releases claiming they are against the killings (Paris) and offer dinner’s celebrating Gulen, Ramadan, Table of Abraham and Interfaith principals. Peace Islands Institute website is a must read.
Were you aware the United States has an Institute of Peace in D.C. and that Fethullah Gulen is recognized by that Institute to be a “spirited advocate for peace”?
Anyone wishing to form a national coalition to remove all Fethullah Gulen activities from the U.S. may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In August 2010, former Governors Jeb Bush (FL) and Bob Wise (WVA) through the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE), convened the Digital Learning Council to develop the roadmap to integrate current and future technological innovations into public education.
The Digital Learning Council claims they brought together some of the brightest and most respected minds in the United States – all focused on working together to shape the principles and policies of digital learning. This diverse group of leaders hailed from education, government, philanthropy, business, technology and think tanks stating they came together to develop policy actions for local, state and federal lawmakers and policymakers to advance digital learning.
Over the course of five months, the Digital Learning Council met by virtual interaction more than 40 times and covered a wide range of topics, including: student eligibility for digital learning, access to high-quality digital content and instruction, customization and personalization of education such as blended learning, funding models, assessments and accountability.
Florida’s personal Council was referred to as PAGE or Parents Advancing Global Education – Florida 2.0 Digital Learning – The Page Plan Statewide Digital Village. Co-founders were listed as:
Kim J. Kendall (who run for Thrasher’s seat after he was chosen as the president of Florida State University) who was appointed to serve on the Florida Commissioner of Education’s “Florida 2.0 Digital Learning Group” in the Spring of 2012 which is focused on bringing digital reform to all of Florida’s students. She states she worked on bringing our Florida students into the digital age and finding funding without dipping into the budget! She has served on several committees relating to education.
Jill Flores is a certified Elementary Education teacher in Florida. She has taught the 5th grade as a Language Arts/Reading teacher for the Duval County School District and is currently supporting the Duval County School District as a Media Specialist. With two children in the public school system, Flores is driven to help the state of Florida transform our education to compete at a global level.
Both women reside in St. John’s County Florida. No others were listed as being a part of this “team” in the beginning. FEE was working behind closed doors through the Florida State Board of Education.
To remind my readers, St. John’s County is where the School Board member Beverly Slough is from – she is the one who sat down to talk to me about how she felt the Common Core Standards were a ‘disaster’ to our children’s education – 4 hours of talking about the disaster of Florida’s education to have her turn around and totally support it. And her married to a minister!
As a parent, I do have to question their reasoning and idea’s in regard to GLOBAL education since there still have NOT been any comparison studies done from one state to another let alone those countries we are supposed to be held up to that justifies our children being in front of a computer for hours every day under a “digital learning atmosphere” no the spending it requires.
Reminder – China, Finland and other countries we are supposed to be learning from are now beginning to forgo some of the things we are being told to use to bring us up to a global standard.
Today, it is very difficult to find any documentation or web site connections to PAGE – the term and logo have been removed and it would seem all is being done entirely through FEE – Jeb Bush’s world. It matters not that he has resigned from all boards including FEE to run for president. He has left behind another traitor – Condoleezza Rice to run things for him in his absence.
As a result of the FEE’s Council’s efforts, the 10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning, along with suggested actions for lawmakers, was released on December 1, 2010 at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C. Be sure to visit this web site and look under all the rocks (tabs) to gain an even larger big picture.
On May 29, 2012 the following PAGE symposium was presented:
Part 1 http://youtu.be/T0i-mhjhoSA Gov. Scott speaks
Part 2 http://youtu.be/VWvqLRVt4w4 Explaining how Moorseville, NC implemented total virtual in their school in conjunction with Pearson
Part 3 http://youtu.be/Y6ev0oe_764 Per business double-speak
Part 4 http://youtu.be/CnbdE7UqP6Q Pearson lingo – Global Education
It never ceases to amaze me the character and/or fact the number of people spinning out our children’s education are NOT educators.
Jeb Bush – Leadership Team:
Those who have funded this operation*
Jeb Bush, Co-Chair
Bob Wise, Co-Chair
The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation*
Charles & Helen Schwab Foundation*
The Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation*
Carnegie Corporation of New York*
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation*
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust*
The Kovner Foundation*
Walton Family Foundation*
Kevin Chavous, Black Alliance for Educational Options
Joel Klein, former Chancellor NYC Public Schools
Patricia Levesque, Foundation for Excellence in Education
Douglas Levin, State Educational Technology Directors Association
Dane Linn, National Governors Association
Gregory McGinity, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Gisele Huff, The Jaquelin Hume Foundation
Susan Patrick, iNACOL
Gerard Robinson, then-Secretary of Education, Virginia
Members and Advisors of the Digital Learning Council:
(Those in bold have long been known to spew education reforms and/or tell us they are the good guys working both sides of the issues).
Curt Allen, Agilix Labs, Inc
Jeanne Allen, Center for Education Reform
David Armstrong, Broward College
Sally Bachofer, New York State Education Department
Robyn Bagley, Open High School of Utah
John Bailey, Dutko Worldwide
Bruno Behrend, The Heartland Institute
Linda Burch, Common Sense Media
Greg Butler, Microsoft
David Byer, Apple
Idit Harel Caperton, World Wide Workshop
Jaime Casap, Google
Karen Cator, US Department of Education*
Shafeen Charania, 21k12
Teresa C. Chasteen, Worldwide Interactive Network
Milton Chen, George Lucas Educational Foundation & Edutopia
Barbara Chow, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Susan Colby, Stupski Foundation
Representative Bill Coley, Ohio State House (great friends with Ohio Governor John Kasich who also intends to run for President and supports Common Core)
Andrew Coulson, Center for Educational Freedom
Senator Rich Crandall, Arizona Senate
Diana Daggett, Intel
John Danner, Rocketship
Randy DeHoff, Colorado State Board of Education
Steve Dowling, Pearson Education
Barbara Dreyer, Connections Academy
Rose Fernandez, National Coalition for Public School Options
Mike Feuling, Internet Academy
Senator Anitere Flores, Florida Senate
Thomas Greaves, The Greaves Group, LLC
David Greenberg, Denver School of Science and Technology
Russell D. Greiff, Grockit, Inc.
Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Data Quality Campaign
Kevin Hall, Charter Growth Fund
Leah Hamilton, Carnegie Corporation
Jonathan Harber, Schoolnet
Nelson Heller, EdNet/Heller Report
Rick Hess, American Enterprise Institute (AIR)
Collin Hitt, Illinois Policy Institute
Michael Horn, Innosight Institute
Kathy Hurley, Pearson Foundation
Senator Michael Johnston, Colorado State Senate
Dr. Chip Kimball, Lake Washington School District
Bill Lager, IQity
Kurt Landgraf, ETS
Bette Manchester, Maine International Center for Digital Learning
Margery Mayer, Scholastic
Deborah McGriff, New Schools Venture Fund
Doug Mesecar, Sylvan Learning
Michael Moe, Next Advisors
Bob Moore, Dell
Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien, Colorado
Fiona O’Carroll, Houghton Mifflin
Ron Packard, K12 Inc.
Trevor Packer, College Board
Sol Pelavin, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Michael J. Petrilli, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Deborah Quazzo, Next Advisors
Rae Raffin, SMART Technologies
Greg Richmond, National Association of Charter School Authorizers
Senator Chip Rogers, Georgia State Senate
Senator Gloria Romero, California State Senate
Joel Rose, School of One
Andy Rotherham, Bellwether
Marguerite Roza, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Ron Scheberle, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
John Schilling, American Federation for Children
Cyndie Schmeiser, ACT
Mark Schneiderman, Software & Information Industry Association
Bryan Setser, NC Virtual Public School
Kathleen Shanahan, WRSCompass
James H. Shelton, III, US Department of Education*
Representative Jabar Shumate, Oklahoma State House
Greg Smith, Archipelago Learning
Michael J. Stanton, Blackboard Inc.
Ana Thompson, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
Thomas Toch, Independent Education
Cheryl Vedoe, Apex Learning
Jeffrey S. Wahl, Edison Learning
John Watson, Evergreen Education Group
John White, New York City Department of Education
Tae Yoo, Cisco Systems
Julie Young, Florida Virtual School
Please take the time to slip in under the ‘Board Corner” tab and read the words of non-parent now Chairperson of FEE Condoleezza Rice explain why we should be looking at a high quality education as a “civil rights struggle”.
She will tell you that “70 percent of people born into low-income households will remain at that income level” because the ‘corporate’ side of innovative and dynamic economy is in jeopardy.
“This dynamic is not only dragging down our citizens but also compromising our future economic prosperity, global position, and national security (this bringing you to the report put out in 2012 by Joel Klein and Rice stating our children’s education should be overseen by the Council on Foreign Relations).
No comments as to hold those in Washington, D.C. or their individual state legislators responsible for playing Russian Roulette with our children’s education for years. No mention of the likes of Marc Tucker and his educational ideas leading America to “COLLECTIVISM/ TOTALITARISM” versus “INDIVIDUALISM through the indoctrination of our children thru education.
Isn’t it interesting how the so called “Conservative” men and women of America now feel comfortable enough to ‘come out’ as they say, and show their true colors as to the goals that have been set for America.
Re-working our Constitution, to totally remove the Bill of Rights and what is left is a country of collective sheep, working the fields for the Political Prostitutes and Corporate Whores.
If we don’t wake up soon, the only enjoyment we just might have in the future is watching the ‘feeding frenzy’ when they are all fighting for the top positions and killing each other off.
You thought all you have heard about the Third Reich was horrid – imagine what it is going to be like with all the new technology and advanced weapons they plan to use on you and yours.
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