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“QUEEN of EDUCATION MISINFORMATION”

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Mrs. DeVos,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,
Concerned Patriots of the United States

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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So Sorry!

So SorryIt is time I apologized for not having posted on here for some time. Health issues have had me to my knees for a while, but with a God full of Grace and wonderful doctors, I am finally back to “normal”, whatever that is for me these days.

I haven’t stopped keeping my eyes and ears on the pulse of our children’s education, and I hope I have some good information for you to read through and take to your own school boards (if you still have one in your community), and let them know you are not happy with the ways things have been going and their re-elections could very well depend on their decisions in the future.

This goes for local and state elected officials who have been operating under the assumption you and I are supposed to be working for them rather than the reverse. There are reasons for their way of thinking and I hope to bring that to you also – it is still “education”.

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The goal of many is to Abolish our Representative form of government and they believe they have it all figured out especially now with the Federal government backing Charter/Choice Vouchers. From fellow researcher Anita Hoge:

Transforming America One City at a Time:

Is this country at a tipping point? How do you transform our Republic? There are four main issues I will discuss in this article:

Governance—removing locally elected school officials;
Funding—ushering in federal choice and vouchers under the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which will change our system of taxing and financing schools to one where the funding will follow the child (this is also a means to control private schools and expand charter schools);
Charter schools—replacing your local neighborhood school with a zealous for-profit agenda so that there will no longer be parent or voter input, or elected school boards, specifically with an aim to kill public education.
Common Core Standards—ushering in a system of individualized, psychotherapeutic learning; the standardization of teaching, testing, and technology in all 50 states; nationalizing education; and changing traditional education based on academics to a workforce training model.

The combination of all four points above puts this scenario together. It demonstrates that this is the plan for the destruction of our country. The following stories tell the tale.

New Orleans. New York. Chicago. Detroit. Philadelphia. Washington DC and countless other cities are casting a glimpse in how this nation is being transformed. If these large cities can be transformed, what chance do small cities and towns have to sidestep government takeover? There are both Democrat and Republican fingerprints all over this agenda. Based on a crisis such as a natural disaster, financial bankruptcy, corruption, or some other incident, there is an agenda to take control of a city’s schools by transferring all authority to the mayor or the governor. In 2006, an action guide for mayors was published by the United States Conference for Mayors and funded by the Gates Foundation called, “Mayoral Leadership and Involvement in Education, An Action Guide for Success.” It detailed a step-by-step process to gain control over a city, particularly its schools. Similarly, in 2008, the National Governor’s Association wrote a report, “State Support for High Performing Charter School Expansion,” which was a plan for state governors to expand charter schools. Is this the bigger plan?

What unique circumstances must be in place to force the closing of publicly-run schools by reorganizing them to become privatized charter schools? Dissolving all elected school board members and replacing them with appointed councils? Firing all the teachers and thereby breaking the back of the unions? [Leave aside, for now, the debate of benefit versus harm of the teacher’s unions, ed.] Replacing experienced teachers with fledgling ‘Teach For America’ or ‘Education Pioneer’ newbies who have had just a few weeks of training? Firing teachers through based on subjective evaluations and “high stakes” testing of students that measures and molds their personalities? Designing a tax system that moves the tax base away from the local community? Forcing local neighborhood schools to close? Dislocating students from their neighborhood surroundings? Co-locating charter schools within a public school? Destroying both your parental voice and your representative vote so that there is no longer any local school district accountability?

Many of us over the past few decades have been watching elected officials be thrown out of their rightful positions. We have watched as parents and educators at meetings and rallies begging for their schools not to close. Do American citizens truly understand the overall effects of these increasingly common local events to the entire country? Is there more to this story? Yes! MORE!

Thanks to all of you who have commented on my articles in the past and your willingness to “hang in there” with me.

Blessings,

Diane