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LIBERTY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jeb Bush Caught with His Pants Down Again!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN –

On October 8, 2013 I posted an article titled “Federal Government Backdoor Takeover of Education”.  I told parents about how school boards around America needed to take a serious look at what the Federal government is imposing on them  and their children!

In 2012  the government came up with the National Sexuality Education Standards (NSES) and still today parents have no idea these exist. To make it look like Arne Duncan and Obama had nothing to do with it, they were put through and written by  The American Association of Health Education (www. aahperd.org/aahe); The Future of Sex Education (FoSE) Initiative (www.futureofsexed.org.);  The American School Health Association (www.ashaweb. org);  The National Education Association – Health Information Network (www.neahin.org)  and The Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education (www.thesociety.org).

Kathleen Sebelius was at the time Secretary of Health and Human Services and totally supported everything Obama put forth including this and FERPA. She is also pro abortion and Planned Parenthood. Even being a mother, this woman like so many liberals has no problem causing damage to other children.

On page six, they announce:  The National Sexuality Education Standards were further informed by the work of the CDC’s Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT); existing state and international education standards that include sexual health content; the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten – 12th Grade4; and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics5, recently adopted by most states.

To remind parents, these standards start with our Kindergaten children now and each state has created their own set of Pre-K ‘Operating Guidelines” and since the big push is for the Pre-K “schools and nursuries” to take children with federal dollars, there is even more control of your children at this early age.

National Health Services (NHS) boards are also jumping on the bandwagon calling for new sex-ed curriculum to cover in depth gay marriages and the changes of transgender and they are objecting to provisions allowing parents to opt their children out of the classes.

It would do well for parents to be sure they know and understand exactly what is being taught to their children in regard to sex, life styles and everything that pertains to them for the hours they spend at their schools. Slipping in “eye scans” and other tricky manuvers to track and manipulate our children are common place today.

Reminding parents it was the Bill Gates Foundation, Carnegie Foundation and Fox News Robert Murdoch who put up the $100 million to create the “nonprofit” IBloom database which was to allow schools and testing companies to share information they were to collect on individual students from their attendance records, to include parent’s names through to the test score results.

Fortunately in the Spring of 2014, IBloom was dumped because of all the sustained protests by parents and privacy advocacy groups concerns.

Through legislation of individual states “in the name of innovation” the data would also be made available to for-profit companies (PPP’s) seeking to peddle a variety of educational products and services to school districts. In return for this the legislators received campaign donations from various for-profit companies.

Did you notice how the past and present governor’s who were running for president all had changed their mind’s in regard to the Common Core now standing against it – all accept Ohio’s governor Kasich who strongly supports the CCSS, but he also has a state full of Charter school scandals.

Even the National PTA received over $1 million to support the Common Core.

Where has all the money been coming from?  Let’s see – we had George Soros, Bill Gates Foundations, Jeb Bush’s 2 Foundations , Walmart Foundation and former governor Mike Huckabee embracing the CC by money, verbal support, ads or all mentioned. There are plenty more but these individuals have an agenda of their own. You would think that this group would be strange bedfellows, but in fact they are nothing but corporate elitists looking to push along the New World Order of which Education is supposed to play the largest role in the “dumbing down and controlling of our children”.

Even the Islamists put a great deal more than just their “two cents” into this game with them being the third-largest shareholder in Pearson who has their fingers on the publishing of the textbooks along with coming up with standards.

You might also want to check in your state to see how much if any Soros money is funding your children’s education. It 2011 was revealed that Bill Gates and Soros money along with the Koch Brothers have their money in the Education pot! Link  Link  Link  Link

The education non-profit Teach for America  (TFA)has been under increasing fire recently as critics and alumni accuse the organization of misappropriating their original mission by backing the policies of the “corporate education agenda” that promote privatization, the expansion of charter schools and the undermining of teachers unions.

In 2013, criticism reached a higher note when the news broke that Wal-Mart owners, the Walton Family—key backers of charter school expansion and the effort to end teacher protections—donated $20 million to the nonprofit TFA for “recruitment, training and professional development,” bringing their total support for TFA to over $100 million since 1993.

“The Walton Family Foundation’s support for Teach for America is driven by the organization’s proven ability to create a pipeline of outstanding education reform leaders,”said Ed Kirby, deputy director of the Walton Family Foundation’s K-12 Education Reform effort, in a statement released last week.

Unfortunately, Mr. Kirby is not bothering to speak to all the previous young men and women who have taught through Teach for America – they do not support TFA unless they have been given a high paying position within the company.

Florida gained a new State School Board member 2 years ago who claimed she was a “life-long”professional teacher. The truth is she graduated from the “progressive” Bank Street College of Edu. for her Maasters 04-06 and during the same time was working for TFA and then took a high paying job from them to run their office in Miami as their Program Director. Some Educator!

The 2015 ESSA is presenting to parents the introduction of Community Education. That’s where the “community” as a whole has a say about the education of your child – your opinion no longer counts.

If the school as an agency of society is to justify itself for the period ahead of us, it must be accepted that its fundamental function is to serve the people of the entire community, the very young children, the children of middle years, early adolescent youth, older youth and the adults as well.

Concerned Americans should read Dorothy Dawson’s articles published in 1968 in The Montgomery County (MD) The  Advertiser (see pages 31 and 38 in Charlotte Iserbyt’s book the deliberate dumbing down of america). Her articles include the 1946 totalitarian womb to-tomb community school plan for Americans which I think is the early UN Agenda 21; new name/same agenda).

Backdoor moves by the Obama Administration have become the “way of the land” The changes in the FERPA laws ,rather than going through congress, were done by making the Data Mining of your children’s information a mandate to be implemented through the Department of Labor.

You see Obama just calls the heads of these departments to his office and “mandates” what he wants done. They change the rules and we have “allowed” this to happen by not holding Congress accountable for not reigning in Obama. Instead Congress just sits back and smiles and writes the checks with our money.

Every state in our country should follow Louisiana in regard to this law that was passed. IF YOU WANT TO GET LEGISLATION SIMILAR TO THE LOUISIANA BILL PASSED  IN YOUR STATE, CONTACT:  ANGELA ALEF  (abalef@yahoo.com)

The People LLC, a very effective, “faceless” grassroots  organization in Louisiana, had a huge victory a while back regarding opt-out”.

Angela Alef of The People, LLC stated, “The other thing that keeps getting overlooked in the law and this is the last thing that I’ll bring up and I appreciate your patience, is that it doesn’t say children can’t be asked these questions unless there’s an opt-in or an opt-out.  It doesn’t say they can be asked these questions only if it’s presented voluntarily.  It says they can’t be asked these questions; and, anyone who wants this information from children has to go speak to their parent and get it from the parent if the parent chooses to voluntarily disclose it.

I didn’t pass that legislation–you guys did.  And we were very, extremely proud of the stance Louisiana took.  And we have always said at The People, LLC that Louisiana is the state who can lead the other states out of the mess that this country’s in.  And, I believe you guys led when you passed the Student Data Privacy Act, which is, despite the changes made last session, it still is the strongest student data privacy law in the nation—well-surpassing any protections that FERPA used to or currently provides.”

You Tube testimoney of Angela – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wTHYfGecb28  https://youtu.be/_toZQrTu7sE

Remember it is “We the People” who have to gain the control back in regard to our children’s education, morals, values and every other aspect of their lives – it is not the place of the Federal government.

 

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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.

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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.)

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LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS ARE BEING REPLACED, STRIPPED OF POWER Part 2

by Ann Herzer  May, 2013

Public schools are being closed in communities where they are most needed. In Arizona, the teachers in Charter Schools do not have to be certified. Federal, and State laws and regulations have been waived to serve the new “choice” schools, but these are subjects not being addressed by the vested interest.) Back to the list.

The Center on Education Reform is listed as a resource on the list. The contact person is Jeanne Allen, formerly with the Heritage Foundation. (Ed. Note: Jeanne Allen still heads this group and is now showing up at meetings sponsored by The Excellence Foundation, headed by former Governor of Florida, Jed Bush (brother to George W Bush, Jr.). They are now promoting “The Common Core Standards” and the performance-based test, aligned to the standards. The almost same identical legislation is appearing state by state and is in all probability written by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) or The Council for Foreign Relations (CFR) who have now joined with the right political organizations trying to convince citizens that our country is in danger of collapse due to children not being trained for the global workforce). The conference at Arizona State University lists the following:

The Board of Directors for The Center on Education Reform, listed as: William J Hume; G. Carl Ball; William J Bennett; John Chubb (Brooking Institute pushing Choice); Denis P. Doyle (on Design Team with Bennett); Pete du Pont (Hudson Institute); Chester E. Finn, Jr. (on the Modern Red Schoolhouse Design Team and the Edison Project and others). The Arizona Republic, our local newspaper noted:

On Wednesday, July 20, 1994, the Republican Candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction for Arizona, Lisa Graham, attended a fund raising event for her in Washington, D. C. at the home of Grover G. Norquist. She is being touted as the author of the “landmark Arizona Charter School Choice Plan” and Charter School Legislation. The following persons along with others are listed on the invitation:

Jeanne Allen; Congressman Dick Armey; Governor Pete du Pont; Jeff Flake (with the Goldwater Institute in Arizona, (now U. S. Senator from Arizona) working with the Morrison Institute to implement the plan). Sidney Hoff-Hay (with the Lincoln Caucus); Senator John McCain; Michael Sanera (Arizona Institute for Public Policy Research who hosted the Edison Project last year in Arizona—this institute and the Goldwater Institute are listed as Heritage Institute think-tanks. The Heritage Institute is established in 34 states, and Governor J. Fife Symington III. (Ed note: Lisa-Graham- now Keegan is closely associated with Charter Schools in Arizona and runs a company to train applicants. All living former State Superintendents of Public Instruction in Arizona are listed as now associated with charter schools. Their names may be checked on the web).

Several members involved in restructuring education are members of the elite and secret Council for National Policy. This council does not make its membership list available to the public. It was formed (so they say) to counter the left Council on Foreign Relations, but some of the members belong to the CFR. This CNP’s membership includes the leadership of almost all conservative and Christian leadership groups. What is the motive?

Could it be money? In an article written by David R. Sands, The Washington Times, April 12, 1988, titled “Powerful players get global bank off the ground.” Sands states:

“Organizers will soon be announcing the final details for the long-delayed ambitious international finance bank with headquarters in the District of Columbia….Credit International, which will offer exclusive upscale private banking services and U. S. real estate financing for foreign investors in addition to its trade financing operations, …Credit International and its holding company, Credit International Banc Shares Ltd., feature a high-powered group of organizing directors, headed by bank Chairman, Richard V. Allen, former national security advisor for President Reagan….Other board members include Dr. Edwin Feulner, president and chief executive of the Heritage Foundation….”

The Heritage Foundation has been promoting along with Willard W. Garvey (The Center for Privatization in Wichita, Kansas) privatizing government holdings. In a letter to President Ronald Reagan, April 6, 1984, Garvey states:

“Privatization is now ‘an idea whose time has come’. The knowledge, communication, and computer industry can make political representatives obsolete”. (Emphasis added).

Has it? The Heritage Foundation created the “Town-Hall-The Conservative Meeting Place” which has “Instant 24 Hour Communication and Interaction for Conservative Groups”, and it works with such groups as: “The Free Congress Foundation’s National Empowerment Television project; The Leadership Institute; Citizens Against Government Waste; Family Research Council; The State Policy Network of state-based think tanks; Intercollegiate Studies Institute and more”. (Heritage Publications 1993/1994, p. 12).

Former Secretary of Education named a study group to evaluate national student assessments. Some of those named include: Lamar Alexander; Hillary Rodham Clinton; Linda Darling-Hammond; John C. Este, Jr. (president, National Association of Independent Schools) which was involved with forming Ted Sizer’s Coalition of Essential Schools – Sizer’s group was named Project: Relearning and has been approved by the Governors and The Education Commission of the States for restructuring. His Atlas Communities is also one of NASDC’s Design Teams; Bill Honig (former state superintendent of public instruction, Calf.) (Education Daily, May 15, 1986, p. 2).

William Bennett also funded Mastery Learning projects while he was Secretary of USDOE. (Transforming American Education: Reducing the Risk To The Nation, A Report to the Secretary of Education United States Dept. of Education, The National Task Force on Educational Technology, April, 1986). (See my article “Our Children: The Drones” for further information on Mastery Learning; posted on NewsWithViews).

In the same Education Daily edition listed above, it states:

“Bennett includes ‘Character’ projects in diffusion network priorities.” (Ed. Note: Mastery Learning is based on behavioral psychology and both ML and Character educations programs raised an outrage from parents and many teachers, so the name was changed to Outcome Based Education to try and fool the public).

The National Diffusion Network was established to promote government programs into the schools across America. The decline of public education can be traced directly to these programs. At no time, has any organization or group promoting Goals 2000 ever discussed the destructive behavior modification and inferior programs that have been used on teachers and students for more than three decades. I accuse the federal government, left and right wing foundations, and groups of deliberately trying to destroy public education in the United States. (Were these destructive programs deliberately created to help destroy public education so the profit motive” privateers” could take over and implement the global economy?)

I accuse these same groups and persons of developing mind-bending destructive Sex Education, Character Education, Self-esteem, and Skinnerian Behavior Modification programs to destroy the culture and youth of our county. Why has this been done? So they may control and develop the “human resources” (the workers and the clones) to carry out their deceptive plan of total control not only of human resources but all resources in the world.

These movers and shapers are outside the mainstream of American culture and political thought in this country, and most others where this one-world system is being implemented. Are some of the persons involved innocent victims of NTL change agents? Are some political and power hungry opportunists? Are some money hungry parasites that live off federal and foundation grants? Whatever the reason, this plan must be stopped immediately by the people. (The Common Core Standards is the final nail in the coffin. Obama’s Race To The Top was started decades ago).

Every person has been given free-will to choose right from wrong. We are at the point in history where we must choose, and we must take a stand against this totalitarian plan which will lead not only the United States of America but other citizens of the world into slavery. (Ed. Note: The behavioral psychologist does not believe in free-will. They look upon mankind as a machine to be shaped and molded into whatever they desire. Children are now called “human capitol” and “human resources” to be trained in our schools for the planned global economy using behavioral psychology).

Citizens must know the enemy, and the enemy is coming from both the right and left political and economic groups. The radical right and the radical left have met in mid-center. (Ed. Note: The following names are from my old article and list, but some remain and some have changed – the objectives remain the same).

Chester Finn, Jr., obtained a federal grant to establish the Educational Excellence Network. In a recent publication by the Hudson Institute, it lists the membership in “A report by the Educational Excellence Network and its Education Policy Committee.” The Education Policy Committee members are:

“Chester Finn, Jr., Diane Ravitch, Co-Chairs; Joseph Adelson, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan; Lamar Alexander, Former U. S. Secretary of Education, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Jeanne Allen, President, Center for Education Reform, Leslye Arsht, President, Goals 2000 Coalition; Stephen H. Balch, President and Executive Director, National Association of Scholars. (Ed. Note: Diane Ravitch has since pulled out of the group and is working against the group on her blog and in her book, The Death and Life of the Great AMERICAN School System, c 2010. Many concerned educators and citizens are now found on the computer working in opposition to this plan). Back to the list.

Jim Benchivenga, President, Hull Council for Business and Cultural Development; William J Bennett, Former U. S. Secretary of Education; Co-Director of Empower America; Clint Bolick, Vice President and Director of Litigation, Institute of Justice; Samuel Brunelli, Executive Director, American Legislative Exchange Council; Linda Chavez, John M. Olin Fellow, Center for the New American Community, Manhattan Institute; Saul Copperman, President, Ready Foundation (formerly with the Business Round-Table-ed).

Ramon Cortines, Chancellor, New York City Public Schools; Edwin Delattre, Dean of the School of Education, Boston, University; John Fund, Editorial Page Writer, The Wall Street Journal; Nathan Glazer, Professor Education and Sociology Emeritus, Harvard University; Stephen Goldsmith, Mayor, Indianapolis, Indiana; Joan Grady, Senior Program Director, Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (Federal Lab. – ed). Bill Honig, Professor, School of Education, San Francisco State University ; Wade F. Horn, Director Chairman of the Board, Basic America, Inc.; David Kearns, Chairman, New American Schools Development Corporation (See Education for All above).

Patrick J. Delcher, Jr. President, TEACH America; Leo Klagholz, Commissioner, New Jersey State Department of Education; Bryon S. Lamm, Executive Director, State Policy Network; Rick C. Lavis, former Co-Chairman, Arizona Business Leaders for Education (ABLE see above). Ron Melnick, Director, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona, (Morrison Institute on NASDC’s Design Team); William Moloney, Supt., Calvery Co., Public Schools, Maryland; John Murphy, Supt., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina.

Grover Norquist, President, America for Tax Reform (see fund raising event for Lisa Graham, Arizona, above.) ;Joseph Murphy, Dept. and Chair of Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Paul H. O’Neill, Chairman and CEO, Aluminum Co. of America; Lawrence C. Patrick, Jr., Member of the Detroit Board of Education: Partner, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer and Weisll; Mitchell B. Pearlstein, President, Center of the American Experiment; Elizabeth Rohatyn, Vice President, Felix and Elizabeth Rohatyn Foundation; Ted Sanders, Supt. Of Public Instruction, state of Ohio; Bret Schundler, Mayor, Jersey City, NJ; Donald M Stewart, President, The College Board; Abigail Thernstrom, Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Boston, University; Herbert J. Walberg, Research Professor of Education, University at Chicago; Robert L.Woodson, President, National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise.

Three persons did not concur with the substance of this report: Leslye Arsht, Donald M. Stewart and Bill Honig. (Emphasis added – ed).

In the Teachers’ Guide, Feb., 1993 for Whittle Educational Network News and Programming, i. e. Channel I (Connected with Edison Project) – listed for Friday, Feb. 26 “The Educators’ Channel” titled And Learning For All: National Town Meeting of Education, (Program source: Pacific Mountain Network, with underwriting provided by the U. S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement, and by United Airlines, p. 15).

In their Teachers’ Guide, Dec. 1992, p. 7, they list as “Partners in the “….And Learning for All” project include Pacific Mountain Regional Educational Laboratory, Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, PBS station KRMA-TV, Mind Extension University, Colorado 2000 Communities, and the National School Public Relations Association.”

While good parents and American citizens are stripped of their salaries with high government taxation, and plead with their representatives and school officials not to implement Outcome Based Education (which is the systematic control system being used to change everything in our country), the federal government promotes its destructive plan through private groups like Whittle and others. The American people are being asked to pay for their own destruction and it is coming from the now radical center of both major political parties.  Part 1

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During her teaching career, Ann taught all grade levels, (K-College in reading) as well as all ability level students including gifted, and non-English speaking. In 1982, she was the Republican candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction for Arizona; ran again in 1986, the primary purpose was to expose the experimental programs being used on teachers and children, especially ECRI (Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction) and others. She pushed for a Congressional investigation on ECRI and other programs, but it never happened. People contacted her regarding ECRI and the harmful effects on children who were having difficult problems due to the stress from ECRI. All of this went to Congress and the DOE. The DOE lied about the method and denied that children were timed with stopwatches even after Ann sent them documented pod materials from their manuals. A large effort has been made to cover up ECRI and other similar programs destroying our children.

Ann’s education research articles have been published in the Wisconsin Report, Charlotte Iserbyt’s books; The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, and Back to Basics Reform, the Barbara Morris Report, and countless newspapers and magazines. She also contributed data to Rev. James Patrick’s “Research Manual, America 2000/Goals 2000 – Moving the Nation Educationally to a ‘New World Order’.”

At the request of concerned parents, Ann spoke in several states against America and Goals 2000 and helped organize the Southwestern USA to work against the Soviet/Carnegie/American agreement… through the “National Citizen’s Alliance.” She is a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution with eight proven Revolutionary Patriots, one of whom served at Valley Forge with Gen. Geo. Washington. Ann continues to do research exposing the destruction of our once excellent academic education.

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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.