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!