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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

AppreciationThank you to the readers of this blog and others around the country for applying the pressure on your Representatives and Senators regarding HR 5 – the ESEA Re-authorization bill which will bring our children Nationalized education.

But don’t stop!  Call all day and if they don’t get to the bill today all weekend. The object is to let them know WE know what they are doing to our children!

POLITICO Pro House leadership wrestles with No Child Left Behind votes

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/house-leadership-wrestles-with-no-child-left-behind-votes-115569.html#ixzz3SxT1iOsB


WHISTLEBLOWERWe know Parents like you have been blowing the Whistle and letting others know how bad this bill is for our Children’s futures and for the Country in general.

The legislators know this is not a “fast ride” to passage for them – Supporters of the bill are walking a thin line because of the voucher proposal using our tax dollars and applying the vouchers to private and parochial school. . House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline needed a bill that would pass the House with support from moderates, and has been clear in recent weeks that a bill with private school vouchers would not have the votes to pass the chamber.

To remind you JOHN KLINE knew what the objective was in regard to the CCSS and RTTT and wrote Arne Duncan a letter objecting to the actions and motives of Duncan and Obama.

And please remember, Conservativism is not a Party thing. It is the personal belief in true conservative morals and values for a strong America. We are working to bring our country back to where she used to be!

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/house-leadership-wrestles-with-no-child-left-behind-votes-115569.html#ixzz3SxTaq7OG

You are the Ones who truly care about your children and your country.

CALL! CALL! CALL! CALL! cALL1

Every Child Ready for College or Career Act of 2015 sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander. This bill amends No Child Left Behind which is theRe-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 referred to as ESEA.

Pages 3-4 Local Education Area Grants for prevention and intervention of children and youth neglected, delinquent, or at risk.

Page 20 provide for individual students interpretive diagnostic reportsrefers back to accommodations for children with disabilities (page 21) (Link clause (ii) to Individual student interpretive diagnostic reports)

“produce individual student interpretive, descriptive, and diagnostic reports, consistent with clause (ii), that allow parents, teachers, and principals or other school leaders to understand and address the specific academic needs of students, and include information regarding achievement on assessments….”

Page 22 Clause (ii) -the results would reveal personally identifiable information about an individual student

Page 26 are adaptations for children necessary to meet state standardsand with disabilities and defined in IDEA, Individual with Disabilities Education Act.

Page 48 makes FERPA, Family Education Rights in Privacy Act, federal law, which would put Obama’s EO into law, that allows third party contractors to access personally identifiable information on student records and substantiates a longitudinal state data collection system.

Page 58 identifies eligible students in need of services using state standards, assessments and accountability systems and other indicators.

Page 67 refers to school lunch, Medicaid, SSI, Social Security insurance

Page 76 exemptions for schoolwide programs which are exempt from any statutory or regulatory law.

Page 80 children identified by the school as failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the challenging State academic standards on the basis of multiple, educationally related, objective criteria established by the local educational agency and supplemented by the school, except children in preschool through grade 2 shall be selected solely on the basis of such criteria as teacher judgment, interviews with parents, and developmentally appropriate measures.

Page 90 refers to public choice in education with money that will “follow the child”

Page 92 refers to private school and public school equity funding

Page 96 refers to Title I funds that will follow the child (TITLE I FUNDS FOLLOW THE LOW-INCOME CHILD STATE OPTION.)

Page 97 is the identification of eligibility for funds to follow the child

Pages 97-98 private school choice to identify children who are enrolled in private schools

Page 98 is the application of participating children in private schools

Page 101 evaluate student assessment through performance on ASSESSMENTS and tests that are aligned to challenging state standards

Page 111 prevention and intervention of children who are at risk

Page 113 is referred to as specialized student support. See: defined on pages 353 and 354)

Page 114 “vocational” changed to “career” throughout the legislation

Pages 117-118 the Secretary of Education can propose regulations or alternate processes in any event of failure to reach consensus so the secretary can propose regulations that will go through the rulemaking process

Page 121 negotiated rulemaking; the specialized student support

Page 129 redo the teacher education to match state academic standards which Pennsylvania Department of Education has a contract with Pearson, in process of teacher certification toward standards

Page 131 performance pay for teachers and differential and bonus pay will be based on performance

Page 138 improving student behavior and the identification of early and appropriate intervention

Page 142 local education agencies can use funds to evaluate programs and activities and contract with for-profit, nonprofit, or higher Ed third-party contractors

Page140 RTI, Response to Intervention and PBIS, Positive Behavior Intervention, and supports aligns with children with disabilities

Page145 expands the school day and early morning and at night and on in the summer page

Pages 150-151 states or local education agencies can get technical assistance by third-party contractors or the IES, Institute of Education Sciences, this is an arm of the NCES, National Center for Education Statistics, that monitors the national center education statistics database

Page 153 the Secretary can grant waivers

Page 157 teacher pay will be based on measurable increase in student achievement

Page 193 school safety and promoting student physical and mental health well-being

Pages 194-195 school-based mental health services

Page 211 school based mental health services, implements schoolwide PBIS, Positive Behavior Intervention and supports in collaboration with IDEA, Individuals With Disabilities Act.

Page 213 third-party evaluators of supportive school environment for thephysical and mental health

Pages 218-266 increased charter schools and the financing of charter schools (this is a huge section on Charter Schools, funding, accountability, set up, etc.)

Page 224 the Secretary can make waivers for charter schools

Page 233 Charter schools must comply with all the requirements forIDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, referring to section 504, rehabilitation of “related services.”

Page 250 focus on rural schools being funded to come up to speed with all the accountability measures

Page 353 scientifically valid research defined in HeadStart. (the “Pyramid Model”)

Page 354 SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT PERSONNEL—The term ‘specialized instructional support personnel’ means school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, and other qualified professional personnel involved in providing assessment, diagnosis, counseling, educational, therapeutic, and other necessary services (including related services as that term is defined in section 602 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) as part of a comprehensive program to meet student needs.

Page 356 is school district can request waivers from the Secretary which will waive any statutory or regulatory requirements

Page 370 third-party corporations contractors direct or can assign responsibility

Page 372 the use of IES, Institute of Education Sciences (which is the NCES,) National Center of Education Statistics, can conduct evaluations for experimental designs

Page 374 the IES, Institute of Education Sciences, NCES, National Center for Education Statistics will carry out all evaluations for Title I. (Title I will identify EVERY CHILD. This is the authority to begin the psychometric census that NAEP wants.)

Page 379 all references to medical records will be changed to health records

(HIPAA will not apply to education records, FERPA will.)

Thank You Thank You Thank You!

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Letter to FL. Representative Yoho or NO WAY ESEA!

FLORIDIANS   Floridians Against Common Core Education F.A.C.C.E.

February 3, 2015

 

Representative Ted Yoho
511 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Yoho:

I guess it is time for us to introduce ourselves to you. No, we are not a Tea Party group – just patriots who love their country very much and are very concerned as to the direction we are going.

For years “conservative” politicians have been claiming “liberals” want ‘a cradle to grave nanny state” through the arms of the education system when in fact that statement was first made by Sen. Lamar Alexander in the 80’s and he is at the forefront of the ruination of our children with the new ESEA bill.

Everything aside, the education of the children of this country should be the most important thing on your plate. It is to us. The works have been in place for the final formation of not only school-to-work and outcome-based education since the Carnegie Report of 1934, but also nationalized education. Those in charge of this, know they need to have the children be indoctrinated to their way of thinking, not retain what they are being taught and to act as robots so they will not cause any dissention.

Currently moving through hearings in Washington is the Re-Authorization of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) bill by the name of “Every Child Ready for College or a Career Act of 2015”. The author of the bill, Sen. Lamar Alexander claims it is an effort to restore the power of local and state education agencies when in reality, it will do the opposite.

In fact, this bill places more conditions on the way states develop their standards, assessments, and accountability systems than required under NCLB, and will cement the Common Core State Standards into federal law and Nationalize our education system.

Why are these hearings closed to the public and Washington not allowing Americans to testify either for or against the ESEA?

The grants from the Race To the Top (RTTT) to the states and the offer of waivers to the states from the mandatory regulations of NCLB were a clear path to hold the states under the “hammer” of the Federal government.

In 1934 the Carnegie Foundation issued a report laying out the plans for our education system you see today. In Marc Tucker’s famous letter to Hillary Clinton while embracing the 1934 report, the letter also talked of all the plans Tucker, David Rockefeller and others had for the implementation of the School To Work Act Clinton put in place with the help of a Republican Congress under the leadership of Newt Gingrich.

In June 1991, we were presented with the SCANS Report or “THE SECRETARY’S COMMISSION ON ACHIEVING NECESSARY SKILLS – U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR”. I hope you notice that everyone on this “committee” were not only non-educators, but corporate CEO’s who seem to have gotten it in their heads they have the RIGHT to not only control the politicians and our education system, but Americans everyday lives.

Then in 1992, just about the time the CCSSO and NGA were being fed all the crazy ideas about our education being aligned with the United Nations and the whole world, Marc Tucker and his cronies produced the report “Tough Choices or Tough Times”. This piece of work laid out everything for the coming of teachers under the control of the states, since of course according to them our teachers come from the “less able of high school graduates to go to college” – in others words they come from the bottom of the barrel. They felt they ‘tolerate’ an enormous amount of WASTE in the system which I believe most Americans would agree the Federal government far surpasses school districts when it comes to waste.

The report puts in place Charter schools, Choice, Vouchers all for the reasons we have been telling parents – the elimination of elected school boards and taking parents out of the equation of overseeing their children’s education leading us to Nationalized Education. It is Common Core only not by that name, but standards, assessments and tomorrow’s requirements. There would be a Teacher Development Agency similar to Teach for America whose teachers for the most part are no smarter than a rock.

Recently, Bill Bennett, the old has been who never was, ventured into an argument with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over the merits of Common Core. He supports Common Core and is part of Jeb Bush’s website “Conservatives for Higher Standards” supporting CC. There’s that word again – conservatives and you kind of choke on the word when you read the names of the supporters of the CCSS. By the way, Bennett lost the debate!

All of you seem to forget that a good share of us were schooled on good education in PUBLIC schools when America was on the top of the Education ladder but thanks to the Federal government and politicians, the rungs got slippery and now we are almost at the bottom. And, yes, this was done gradually under the wing of every president since and including Reagan.

But I am going to let you read these documents and then maybe you can pass them around to your colleges and then the parents of Florida will give you all an assessment test to see how well you do since you are the ones controlling our children’s futures and think these tests are the best thing since peanut butter for our children.

And – don’t think we are stupid enough to think you guys have done a wonderful thing today by passing legislation to get rid of Obamacare. We know it will not happen because Obama will never sign it.

However, he has already said he will sign the 2015 ESEA re-authorization bill as long as they keep the testing and assessments in the bill. That should tell you all you need to know. And in case you haven’t figured it out, this letter is all about – NO WAY ESEA!

We have watched you all for the past 2 years since taking control of the House and still you allowed Obama to have whatever money he wanted for whatever he wanted it for. We also watched while you stated you were NOT going to give him any more RTTT grant money and then in the same breath you grant him $1 Billion to invade the lives of our youngest and most vulnerable.

I hope you understand we understand this is not an “R” or “D” thing – it is the sheep dogs against the wolves in sheep’s clothing.

What I want to know is why you and others in Washington who like to call themselves conservative are so willing to sell our children “down the river of ruination” by a bunch of corporate bullies, ego ridden politicians and New World Order junkies” Do you and others enjoy these thoughts when you go to bed at night that you have once again “put the screws to the American people” or have they sent most of you to Manchurian Candidate school?

You and your predecessors are responsible for the mess this country is in and if you care, the first step is to STOP Sen. Lamar Alexander’s ESEA bill – or do you support the likes of Marc Tucker’s (socialist) and Alexander’s vision of ruining this country through education? You and your colleges are going to have to decide and soon.

At the 1989, Governors’ Conference, led by Clinton, Lamar Alexander stated, “I would go down to the maternity ward of the local hospital, or whatever you call the part of the hospital where the nurses are who are there when the babies are born. Find out how many babies are born out-of-wedlock, how many babies are born with single parents. Just so you know that! I would think the Brand New American School would be year-round, open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A second characteristic might be that these schools will serve children from age 3 months old to age 18.” FASCIST EDUCATION!

Then they had socialist Sally McClune speak. Listen close!

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Oh Happy Day! ESEA!

Lawmakers in the House passed a bill today that would repeal President Obama’s health care law. But don’t be fooled: the legislation faces certain death.  A symbolic move to follow through on a promise made by Republican candidates on the campaign trail last year, the GOP-led House approved the legislation that repeals Obamacare and directs House committees to submit “an alternative, patient-centered solution.” The body voted 239 to 186.

The Senate is expected to take up repeal legislation at some point too, but Democrats there have enough votes stop it. Even if it made it onto the president’s desk, Obama has said he would veto it and the Senate doesn’t have enough votes to override.

And this is a great thing they have done – just ask them. However, they are still tripping all over themselves. First Obama says he wants $1 billion to indoctrinate our Pre-K children and congress says sure – whatever you want Master. Are these politicians so stupid as to not think all of this is also going to affect all their children, grandchildren and even themselves the same as the rest of America.

Now we have the NCLB Re-Authorization bill titled “Every Child Ready for College or a Career Act of 2015” which Cements Common Core into Nationalized Education!

The U.S. Senate is fast-tracking new legislation titled the “Every Child Ready for College or a Career Act of 2015”, which will re-authorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The author of the bill, Sen. Lamar Alexander, claims it’s an effort to restore the power of local and state education agencies but, in reality, it does the opposite. In fact, his bill places more conditions on the way states develop their standards, assessments, and accountability systems than required under NCLB, and will cement the Common Core State Standards into federal law and Nationalize our education system.

Support for the re-authorization of NCLB is at an all-time high, as states have argued that the federal NCLB waivers and Race to the Top grants  issued by the Obama Administration are too prescriptive and go beyond the authority granted to the U. S. Secretary of Education under the program. The problem with Sen. Alexander’s bill is that it doesn’t undo these requirements, it simply includes them into a new law making what was once only a requirement for states seeking a waiver into a  federal mandate.

Remember, it was Sen. Alexander who first talked about our children’s education from cradle to college, 24 hours a day, 5 days a week in the 80’s.

For example, NCLB legislation (2002), required states to adopt standards that: ‘‘(I) specify what children are expected to know and be able to do; (II) contain coherent and rigorous content; and (III) encourage the teaching of advanced skills.” This allowed states broad discretion to establish standards that best fit the needs of students in their state.

In 2010, the US Secretary of Education limited this discretion when it issued NCLB waivers and Race to the Top (RTTT) grants.  To qualify for these programs, states were required to adopt standards that were “college and career ready” which, in theory, sounds reasonable. In practice, however, the specific criteria used by the US Department of Education to determine if standards were “college and career ready” was anything but reasonable and denied states their constitutional right to independently determine their own standards.

Keep in mind, only a small number of states received any RTTT funds and even less received waivers. The states that received RTTT funds, not all districts received money.

The US Department of Education has defined “college and career ready” as standards which: “align to the entrance requirements, without the need for academic remediation, for an institution of higher education in the State.”

Assurances by the heads of state public universities were made in the application for the NCLB waiver and Race to the Top grants to use the Common Core aligned tests as the “entrance requirements, without the need for academic remediation, for an institution of higher education in the state.”  Over the past four years, public universities have been aligning their entrance requirements to the Common Core and for many universities it is already accomplished. The “entrance requirements” are the Common Core.

If Sen. Alexander intended his bill to do something different, why did he include the same language?

The inclusion of this definition in the re-authorization bill no longer requires the U.S. Department of Education to issue waivers to coerce states into adopting CCSS. The “Every Student College and Career Ready Act” conveniently puts it into law. Senator Alexander’s reauthorization bill is nothing more than the NCLB waiver requirements rebranded. If his bill passes, there will be no escaping Common Core if states want to participate in federal education programs which offer $15 billion in funding to states.

Also there is a large push for our tax dollars to vouchers and charter schools which is taking the parental oversight away from the parents by the eventual elimination of elected school boards.

The Republican Party stated they did NOT support the Common Core Standards and we now know that was another lie to get our votes in 2014. Their words are meaningless and lies. This is the same tactics that were used with Obamacare.

This is just like Huckabee telling the country in front of his cameras he changed his mind and no longer supported Common Core and then turns right around and has lunch with the CCSSO and tells them to just re-brand the name because we are so stupid we will never know it is the same thing.

I am asking you to share this e-mail with all your contacts and to call your Senators and Representatives and them NO – you do not support the “Every Child College and Career Ready” draft legislation any more than you do Common Core. Mama and Papa Bear are coming to call! REMEMBER:  This is not an R or D thing! This is about right and wrong! America or Socialism!  Call all of them – not just yours – let the phone lines go crazy and make them think about what they are doing to this country and our children.

Please read these 2 reports – they explain exactly what is happening and how long the plans have been in place.  1991 SCANS Report and this one really begin your reading on the bottom of page 8  http://www.ncee.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Executive-Summary.pdf

When all is done and said with this bill we will know who they are representing:  the people and their states or their wallets.

And by the way, Obama has already agreed to the bill as long as the assessments and testing are left in it. So what games are we really playing here?

Please contact your contacts and ask them to spread this around and to contact their Senators and Representatives and tell them their wishes. More and more teachers are against all these changes in our education system and it isn’t just because of being graded themselves by the assessments of their student’s achievement.

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED

George Carlin

 URGENT ACTION NEEDED

Progressive US Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) knows that this time the public will not be so easily fooled by his lies as we have been in the past.  He has lied to us for years and he is lying to us about NCLB/ESEA Reauthorization.  We have already had experts reading and analyzing this bill and the more they dig the worse it gets.   We ARE being deceived AGAIN.  

PLEASE ALSO GO TO THIS LINK:  http://www.ncee.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Executive-Summary.pdf  – THIS DOCUMENT WAS WRITTEN IN 1992 BY MARC TUCKER AND THE NCEE AND IS TITLED “TOUGH CHOICES FOR TOUGH TIMES”.  Starting at their page 8 begin to read and as you get to page 9 you will begin to understand their total laid out plans for our traditional public schools, charter schools, vouchers, school-to-work and how the assessments were to work along with grading and everything starting with what they intend to do with our teachers. This document is a jewel. Now you will also understand why the government is supporting Teach for America.

Do not try to put it on your web site as it will give you a copy-right message.  You can save it to your computer, read it and print it out. This is one of the most important documents I have found spelling out their devious plan to ruin our children and slide into their New World Order. 

Here are just a few of the issues that have been uncovered hidden in this massive ESEA bill:

1.  Title 1 funding will be tied to compliance with Common Core State Standards (they should be called Common Core Federal Standards but I digress)  Comply or else!! 

In 2010 the US Dept. of Education created a document called “A BLUEPRINT FOR REFORM”  In this document on Page 10 it clearly states that by 2015 the administration will attach Title 1 funding with compliance to common college and career standards (Common Core or Common Core aligned-which is CC with a new name and a few changes).  Now do you see why Alexander MUST get this passed ASAP?????

2.  Every child will be considered Title 1 and required remediation if they do not perform to the expected outcomes of Common Core.

3. 60-70 pages just on Charter Schools

4.  Title 1 money to follow the child – THIS WILL be the destruction of private schools, elected school boards and traditional public schools not to mention what it will do to property taxes.  Private schools will be forced to take these vouchers or go belly up.  This means they will also be forced to take Common Core.  So why would a parent pay more to send a child to private school if the child will get the same education for half the cost?  So even if they do take the vouchers they will go belly up. This is a no win for private and religious schools.  What happens to the tax structure and the local public school when kids start taking their money to other districts, counties or states?  This action alone WILL destroy private schools, traditional public schools leaving Charters the only CHOICE.  Is Obama’s CHOICE the CHOICE you bargained for when you supported Charter Schools?  We tried to warn legislators and parents about the real agenda with Charters but they wouldn’t listen and many are still not listening.  Charters WILL eliminate elected representation and they WILL end up being the ONLY CHOICE.  That people is not choice.  That will privatize education and make many riche people even richer.  The good mom and pop Charter your children go to now will be swallowed up by the big boys.  And when you complain who will you complain to??  The goal is to remove parents from the education of their children and Charters and Vouchers is exactly how it will happen.

5. We must investigate the  State longitudinal data systems (funded by NCES) tracking individuals with a unique national ID and evaluating ALL TITLE I CHILDREN ( that’s ALL children under this legislation.) Did you ever wonder why ALL children are eligible for free lunch now.  It is because all children will be considered Title 1 and at risk.  They are basically redefining the meaning of EDUCATION.

6. We must investigate the entire TITLE I BLANKET of psychological manipulation of redefining a disability under IDEA and the rehabilitation Act which allows a disability to have interventions….not meeting social and emotional outcomes in Common Core. We can prove this through the contracts revealed in ESEA Flex Waiver. (Interpersonal Skills)

7.  In Dec. 2011 President Obama issued an EO that gutted FERPA protection of our children’s data.  MASSIVE Amounts of data will be collected.  All data can and will be shared and that includes biometric data without parental knowledge or consent.  This EO will be made permanent law in the NCLB/ESEA reauthorization.
If you need more convincing that we are being deceived again please contact me and I will provide enough proof to make your head spin. THIS ISOBAMA’S EQUITY PLAN.We are told by DC that Alexander is pushing this through so fast they don’t know which way is left.  And why is he pushing it through so fast?  Remember the Blueprint for Reform……read it.  NCLB/ESEA expired in 2007 but NOW it MUST be slammed in.  You betcha.  Because the citizens in America are pushing back and getting legislators to push back on the federal take over (which Alexander has supported and pushed since the later 80’s)  So they have to act fast before we “read the bill to find out what’s in the bill”  Well they underestimated us.  We are reading the bill and we are finding it must be REPEALED/SUNSETTED not REAUTHORIZED.  DO NOT LET THEM SOFT SHOE YOU because they WILL try.  The majority of them have not even read the reauthorization.If you do nothing else to save our children I am truly begging you to share this with EVERYONE you know and call your US Representative and your 2 US Senators (in TN that includes Alexander).  Let them know we want ESEA/NCLB to be SUNSETTED or outright repealed NOT reauthorized.  Please feel free to provide any feedback you get after you make your calls.  PLEASE start calling.  Leave a message.  If the line is busy keep calling until you get through.    Also send an email to your US Rep. and your 2 US Senators.  We MUST hit them hard.  If you have conservative media contacts, if you belong to a group, if you have friends, neighbors, relatives.  PLEASE get this out to EVERYONE.  Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest……….this issue is more important than any issue we will face and we need to give it as much push as we did with so many issues in the past.   They do respond to phone calls and emails but they must come in hundreds to each Representative and Senator!!!

TENNESSEE AGAINST COMMON CORE
Please go to this link and learn more on the ESEA Re-Authorization Bill –  This is a
DANGER – DANGER WILL ROBINSON EVENT!
You can trust Anita Hoge – she has been fighting the bad guys in relationship to our children’s education since the 80’s. Please also listen to her video’s – you will learn a wealth of knowledge as you will with the link’s to Charlotte Iserbyt’s  postings.
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A STEP CLOSER to HITLER TYPE NATIONALIZED EDUCATION

As I discover or I am given leads to information that is rotten for America, especially when it comes to the education of our children, I can’t help but wonder how much more is out there waiting for the “ruination train” to pull into the station.

Change Agent ManToday we have Progressivism/Socialism being taught by teachers from kindergarten through college which in actuality is not teaching but indoctrination. It has been happening for years, but now the politicians and corporate giants are making BIG money from it. You will even see some cooperation between the 2 parties in relationship to this money pot called education.

Remember, the Republican Party came out with “no support” for the Common Core Standards but did NOTHING to stall, stop or defund anything that was linked to it.

Hitler would be proud of what has happened in America. The federal government, the unions and teaching colleges have done a number on education in America when you compare it to what he did with Hitler’s Youth. We aren’t there yet, but we certainly are close.

Hitlers children 2“From a sociological point of view, education is a process by which and through behavior changes are brought about in the individual in relation to the group in which he lives and comes into contact”. Looking at Nazi education through this sociological framework, one is better able to understand not only how Hitler rose to power, but how the sweeping changes he made to the educational system allowed for the systematic indoctrination of a nation.

Hitler’s system of education believed that a person who was less educated, but more physically healthy was of more value to the movement than someone who was intellectually strong but physically weak. They are called bullies! This rugged and mindless type of individual was considered to be the ideal candidate to forge into a tool for conquest and domination. To a young child, this sounds like a wonderful, controlling (on their part) way of life.

Brown Shirts

Brown Shirts are Blue(Remember, Obama has his own trained “BROWN shirts”). The shirts may not always be brown, but the message is there. Through the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), we have been given what Obama called for during his candidacy, a civilian homegrown army. What role are the children to play in this? These are not high school or college graduates but, those who have spent most of their lives playing kill games and watching kill & horror movies feeling no attachment to the end results. Do you really think they will hesitate to take a gun to their neighbors especially when they are young (16-24), no feelings, paid and made to feel important. Most of them are also very immature.

And the Federal government wants to talk about gun control? What about putting guns in the hands of these children to be used against their fellow Americans? They don’t want to arm teachers but will older students! Large populations of our children are so messed up they don’t know their right hand from their left. They certainly cannot make change in a store or answer a direct question in detail unless you give them multiple choice answers.

In Hitler’s schools intellectual development was not a priority. The curriculum privileged physical strength and robot-like obedience to Nazi ideologies was the priority. Academic studies were dominated by Nazi themes of racial struggle and German pride. Graduates would be the brutally efficient leaders of this new order.

Hitler understood that the most efficient way to unify Germany was through a new educational regime controlled by his new “government”. This system was based in a kind of multi-pronged fundamental revisionism.

Our politicians might begin to tread lightly since part of this new organizational movement eliminated all political parties and created a regime which had no political party, only underlings of Hitler’s choosing and a government which was not a government but a form of religion with Hitler as its God and the Nazi ideology as its Gospel.

Sounds like the groundwork for a New World Order.

Socialist, advocate of cradle to grave socialism, control freak and advocate of local control of education, Marc Tucker, has tried to destroy the education system in this country for years. He wrote the letter to Hillary laying out the groundwork for Bill Clinton’s School-to-Work Act and used an outcome-based education experiment around the country in the 80’s and 90’s which on every occasion failed miserably leaving their education systems in shambles. Tucker once said, “The United States will have to largely abandon the beloved emblem of American education: local control.”

Marc S TuckerMarc Tucker has posted several articles on the “Core Knowledge” curriculum blog endorsing the Common Core and Charter schools. My warning to some of you has been to repeatedly warn you about the use of Core Knowledge curriculum as a means of stating a charter school is teaching “Classical” education. How can they be teaching classical education if they are using Common Core aligned curriculums?

Bill Korach and Dr. Jerry Merckel of Florida have been traveling all over pushing Classical Charter schools especially Great Heart and those from the Barney Group of Hillsdale College. Both schools are using Core Knowledge and touting they are teaching “classical” education.

Merckel was a Univ. of Florida professor in the Engineering Dept. and was teaching a class on Venture Studies, conservative and a tea party supporter. He along with Bill Korach of Florida (Report Card) are laying out their new program that has been formed to help local groups form Classical Charter Schools in their community. Classical education is a good thing, but when you are basing your support on Charter School Management Companies using Core Knowledge it certainly is not.

Again, Charlotte Iserbyt, long time researcher and I will remind you “charters can and do operate outside of local control, citizen oversight, voter accountability, and parental scrutiny. Read here of another Charter school horror. A must read for all!

AlexanderCurrently we have Senator Lamar Alexander, who has forever, pushed for national control of our children through education, and is pushing through a new bill which is a Re-authorization of the ESEA. Understand, it is being amended, not presented as an amendment. This bill is on the fast track and is being scheduled to come out for a vote by the end of March. John Kline, chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee stated last week he plans to have that bill on the House floor by the end of March.

Reminding you that Alexander is very pro charter schools and cradle to grave 24/7 education stated last year he would propose sweeping VOUCHER legislation which could allow families to use their share of the federal funding – about $2,100 per student – for private school tuition, and tutoring, extra-curricular enrichment.

His plan is to give 11,000,000 students in poverty (again low-income) a voucher to go to “whatever accredited institution they want”. The $24B package only gives $2,100 per student. Of course the rest of the tuition will come from the “School District of Record” meaning about $100 Billion will “follow the child”. Don’t these legislators ever think maybe a middle class kid would like to go to whatever school they want to?

A Hand UpYou all know how I feel about the use of (low-income) strategies in the progressive move of our education system. I have found the attitude and actions of a “hand up” rather than a “hand out” goes further in building a child’s self-confidence, self-pride and motivation rather than keeping them in the “you can’t do it hole”

No the middle class parents get to work and pay for all the handouts!

Bottom line: the Alexander plan will destroy public education in the U.S.

Do not be fooled again – this is NOT a conservative plan, but a radical one. It will spend public dollars to backwoods churches, and ambitious entrepreneurs.

NO HIGH PERFORMING NATION IN THE WORLD HAS VOUCHERS.

Is there party collusion going on here? It can’t be true that some of the Republicans would be showing their Progressive side and be agreeing with Arne Duncan on anything. But they are!

Duncan is calling for repealing and replacing the No Child Left Behind federal education law and doing a significant rewrite of the federal education law, the most dramatic in 14 years. And I am sure you have figured out that if Duncan is in on this, Obama intends to sign it which certainly tells you this is NOT GOOD!

This past Monday, Duncan laid out his “principles” for rewriting the education law and insisted he would still have within that law the federal mandate that all students be tested in math and reading every year from third through eighth grade. The NCLB bill has been due for re-authorization since 2007.

You need to seriously question why this is such a priority for Alexander and why the groundwork to have the legislation passed through so quickly. With a new Republican controlled Senate and Duncan participation, it is sure to be put through.

Duncan has previously said that the law must be replaced, that it has “significant flaws,” that it’s “fundamentally broken” and that it has served as a “barrier to reform.” In August 2013, he said the law “is outmoded and constrains state and district efforts for innovation and reform.”

Strange how certain laws are great at times and not so good at others. Duncan and Obama found the NCLB to be very handy in basically blackmailing the states into applying for the waivers and RTTT grants and the proliferation of the Common Core standards.

Vouchers3Watch for vouchers to be in the bill since I have tried to explain to you to you on numerous occasions Charters/Choice/Vouchers are the leading way to take parents out of the overseeing of their children’s education. The only place parents have any control is in traditional public schools BECAUSE of the election of their school boards. In a private or charter school the only say you have if unhappy is to remove your child to another school.

Please take the time to read Anita Hoge’s analysis of this re-authorization as of yesterday.

You can be sure with Obama insisting the testing remain we are going to see more repeats under Common Core of the “cheating” scandals in Atlanta, D.C. and other districts around the country. When your well-being is being based on testing of JUNK curriculum and standards, it leaves the system wide open to cheating to make themselves look good.

Some of the remaining controversy inside the NCLB legislation is the “when and how” to testing and if the law supports good teaching. The encroachment of “Teach for America” within the brick and mortar of our schools is certainly not helping with any higher level of education especially under the indoctrination of the Common Core Standards. You can also bet they will use the wording “low-income children” as this is where they always claim they need to put the money, but all the money that has been used for “low-income” programs has not advanced anything especially the grades.

As Anita Hoge said, “This bill is pretty inclusive and has most of the agenda which was in both older bills HR 5 and SB 1094. This bill includes Title I money that will follow the child; expansion of charter schools, federal choice for public and private schools, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavior Intervention and supports, specialized student support, are all of the mental health agenda. It continues the data collection through IES (Institute of Education Sciences) which is really the National Center for Education Statistics longitudinal data collection, puts FERPA into federal law. On and on. At least we now know what is in it”.

Boot StrapsHold onto your boot straps as the education fight against Common Core was only the beginning. Trojan Horse that it is, it has distracted parents all over the country from everything else going on in the education of our children. Blogs have quieted down and research has come to a halt for the most part.

When you wage war on the public schools and our children, you’re attacking the mortar that holds the community together. You’re not a conservative; you’re a vandal and an elected or corporate crook.

Anita B. Hoge, educational researcher http://www.newswithviews.com/Hoge/anitaA.htm

Charlotte Iserbyt, consummate whistleblower http://www.newswithviews.com/iserbyt/iserbyta.htm