It’s The Tenth!

Anti Fed Warriors, I’m not sure if you’ve heard me mention this, earlier this year, but 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of my education activism. During my recent trips, I was encouraged to do even more in the upcoming days. Why? Because to do little, to relax, to step aside means I’ve given up on liberty and freedom. It would be a poor choice as a leader, too. As a citizen and taxpayer it would mean I’ve turned my back on my community.

Warriors, these are NOT options for those of us who to become Warriors for our students.

 

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Warriors, it’s going to take more than one or two fired up citizens to make a dent in the CCSS Machine. If you’ve heard me mention two articles which I count as the foundation of why I chose to get off my comfy couch and get in this War, I’m including them here.

Who knows, while the publishing dates are behind us, these articles are STILL relevant.
These articles can be a great lens for you to read and then look at what you’ve seen and are seeing happen in 2019.

I’m especially honored that during my recent AZ trip, I actually got to me the author of one of these articles, Tom DeWeese. You’ve heard me tip my hat to him several times. What was so unique about meeting in person was he heard first hand how his time and energy poured out in that simple article was the firepower I needed to do what I do today.

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To access that 2009 article, go here.

The other article I read, around the same time as Tom’s, was one by Cathy Duffy. She laid out the impending dangers of the learn to earn system for those outside public education.

Warriors, to this day, many outside public education assume they are untouchable by the CCSS Machine. ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) totally confirmed Pandora’s box of the CCSS Machine for those outside public schools. This is where we MUST step up our activism! Those who are removing their students from the public system need to be just as armed as those within!

Why? It’s no longer enough to simply say, ‘get them out, now’. As you’ve heard me say repeatedly, page 17 of ESSA was clear that ALL educational choices had to be aligned same things! If we only lead fellow citizens to the door to freedom, we must equip them with armor for walking out that door.

In other words, removing our children from a twisted system is a short term solution. With ALL education being aligned, there is no true escape! At some point, at some time, even the very sanctity of our homes will come under the CCSS Machine’s domain.

We HAVE to protect children, absolutely, BUT, we HAVE to take back our communities.
If we do one, but not the other, we will continue to see our freedom, liberties, and rights taken away. Go back, read Tom and Cathy’s articles.

Then, ask yourselves these activist questions:

1) Did I sit down too soon? Is there more I can do? (I am the answer to ‘who will stand up for those who can’t.)
2) Have I ‘out-thought’ those in the CCSS Machine or have I tried to ‘out-fight’ them?
3) How well do I know my community’s education system? (It’s more complex than you may realize)
4) Is my State’s Constitution being violated by the CCSS Machine? If so, how (Be specific; also, if the State’s Constitution is being violated, you can probably trace that to a local violation in your community)
5) Have I used the power of local media to the advantage of holding officials accountable? (Something as simple as a well written letter to the editor can make a difference)
6)  Have I taken the time to build a personal relationship with those officials I’m seeking to influence? (Don’t simply attend city/county meetings, show up the day after, too.)
7) How prepared am I to stand before those officials who are ‘clueless’? (FACE: facts, awareness of issue, conviction, and, equipping others)
8) Who else is like-minded, like me? I’ll be more dismissable if I act alone. (The old saying, ‘there’s safety in numbers’ is never more needed than now.)
9) Where can I find ‘like minded citizens’? (They can be found at city council meetings, county commissioner meetings, your libraries.)

Then, follow those questions with this statement by Mary Baker (Citizen Ninja):
“Knowledge demands action! Action leads to choosing liberty.”

Closing:

Warriors, I hope I don’t have a 20th year anniversary to mark, quite frankly. However, if I do, know that I’ll keep choosing to be one who is active in this War.
We ARE in a war: a war for our nation; for our children (and ourselves); for our freedoms, rights, and, liberties. If you are a Bible reader, study the war strategies revealed within both the Old and New Testaments. If you don’t read the Bible, consider it, but also consider the “Art of War” (Sun Tzu). Why? Many involved in the CCSS Machine use the Sun Tzu tactics.

I leave you with the words of Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, a man so sharpens his friend.” Warriors, I do consider you my friends, as well as Warriors.

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Manipulate The States

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, I’m back from my extended on-the-road speaking and learning trips. I so wish I could share absolutely everything I’ve gleaned, but that might be a book’s worth, not an article.

My first trip took me to AZ, where I was able to meet (face to face) some Anti Fed Ed Warriors and learn about how We the People should step up in our fighting back against all the tyrannical moves being made against us, even in education. Those attending with me learned that the overall goals behind the tyranny are what we’ve been seeing in education since the CCSS Machine rolled into town: total global control of all we do, how we live, what we teach, and, where we travel.

One of the biggest control factors being played out nation-wide: our taxes
The biggest manipulator of those taxes? Schools and education, especially via ‘bonds’
Those in charge of the manipulation: educrats (elected or appointed)

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Warriors, why I say this, is that while in AZ, I saw signs throughout Phoenix promoting a bond which will go for education and schools. The signs were very distinct in the message that citizens must say ‘yes’ to the bond. As this news source puts it, it isn’t just bonds, but overrides voters are being urged to vote for.

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Upon returning to NC, I learned that the local county I live in (Iredell) has seen the County Commissioners decide to go ahead and place the $125 million school construction bond on our March 2020 ballot.

If you recall, before I left, I spoke against this bond at the October 2019 public hearing. As a result, I was also called by one County Commissioner as ‘unintelligent’. (Note; the above embedded link will take you to the interview where this is discussed.)

While that is an issue all its own, I have also learned that in the NC General Assembly a state-wide bond has cleared the NC House and is currently in the NC Senate Rules and Oversight Committee. This state-wide bond seeks a mere $1.9 billion for school construction. This bill (H 241) is called the Education Bond Act of 2019.

Warriors, it isn’t simply school construction, it’s mandated school construction all centered around technology infrastructure. If H 241 is passed, Iredell County will receive a total of $10 million for school construction or upgrades for tech infrastructure. 


The County is seeking $125 million MORE for career specific high schools. So, in essence, Iredell County residents are being saddled with $135 million in DEFERRED TAXATION.
Since no one I know in this county has that much money, it will take generations to pay this down.
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Where are the technology mandates? ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). You’ll also find technology infrastructure can be tied to other State/regional/federal and UN (United Nations) agencies, policies, laws, and jurisdiction. For example, Iredell County uses an international CTE (Career Tech Education) service called Edge Factor. It’s based in Canada. Because of this, it falls under UN governed data policies. Iredell’s leaders are in their second year of using Edge Factor..all with taxpayer dollars.

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Warriors, I shared this information with my County Commissioners. The responses totally ignored my questions about what if the citizens learn of this UN/local connection?
Would they like it? As citizens this type of information should be transparent, but it isn’t.

But wait, Warriors, the taxpayer debt load isn’t simply a total of $1.9 billion for NC, nope, back in 2016, a Connect NC Bond was a state-wide $ 2 billion! Below is a picture from that article I published.

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Warriors, on our November ballots, across the nation, we’ll see amendments to State Constitutions, referendums to increase educratic overreaches, we’ll see bonds, and, so much more that actually connects us to MORE tyranny, not less! We know in the 2020 elections, we’ll see more of the this.

We MUST be intentional in exposing as much as we can. We CANNOT do this alone. We MUST go in numbers. Crowds are not easily dismissed.  Remember, the underlying theme in all this is that the government (at all levels) knows better than we do. If we simply stay mad or get upset, we are stuck on revenge. Revenge will NOT win back our schools.

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Finally, Warriors, we MUST participate in civil political discourse. If we don’t, we’ll certainly lose our freedoms. Our students will never know true freedom as long as educrats win and future generations pay back our debts. Let’s stop our States from being manipulated.

Closing note: If you’d like to learn more about the Iredell specific information (because it isn’t simply one county, in one State, which is the problem), tune in this Wednesday morning(6am EDT) on Setting Brushfires, where we’ll continue this discussion. One of my most burning questions I’ll be posing to my County leaders will be revealed. You won’t want to miss it! (Call in: 215-TOP-TALK or 215-867-8255)


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Making Plans

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, I’ve heard from many of you that my last article was ‘most excellent’. Thank you! If you missed it, it was all about the anti-bullying and kindness programs being rolled out. While on the surface that sounds like a great plan, I showed you how it’s all connected to the UN (United Nations)/CCSS Machine’s agenda for us to accept mass levels of acceptance and tolerance, regardless if we support this or not. 

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Like cookies shaped in a certain way, we are seeing our nation similarly shaped to CCSS’s mold.

I showed you how the anti bullying is geared towards sexuality, in the last article. A topic that should be family centered, not globally enforced. We also covered upcoming October dates to watch out for, where this enforced will be passed off as freedom and peace.

**One last point I’d like to repeat, by using a character trait like kindness and grinding it through the CCSS Machine, this shift of values, attitudes, and beliefs will help compliance workers, not academically gifted, independent thinkers.

So, what can I show you today that relates October 2019 to more of the manipulation and indoctrination? We’ll focus on only a few October UN Days. 

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(Source; dates with my notes are found in the previous article I published.)

10/4/19, Begins Space Week:

Warriors, if you click on the blue underlined words on the website, you’ll be taken to a UN page where the day or week is described. For example, Oct. 4th begins UN’s World Space Week.
Did you know the UN has a treaty on governing the principles of member states (US in included) for outer space activities? The current treaty’s been in place since 1966! The original one was signed in 1963.

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(Original Source,  for the Treaty. Emphasis added is mine)
To see the 2019 Space Week information, go here. To access the Treaty, just click on the underlined words on the Space Week information.

So, Warriors, how much of our US Space programs is truly ours? We fund this with our tax dollars, after all, so we NEED to know. How much of the UN influence has been put into NASA (supposedly as American as you can get)? Plenty!

I’ve shown you in previous articles how NASA is an agency which lives and breathes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). STEM is also from the UN to embed the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) in education and our every way of living.

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(Article where you’ll find the image above. It revealed out NASA and the U.S. Dept. of Ed, along with the Trump Administration rolled out the SMD, Science Mission Directorate.)

Related Articles:
1) The U.S. State Dept and pumping up hype for girls in STEM to participate in NASA (and other) federal agency activities.
2) U.S. Congressional legislation (2018) for NASA, STEM, and every citizen.
3) In this 2017 article, I showed you how NASA and the U.S. federal government were helping 5G usage to become acceptable. In that article, you’ll also see the ploy of space family fun to create ‘citizen scientists’.
This 2018 article is related as it shows more of the US/UN alignment for us all.
4) In this early 2019 article, how the President wanted $21 billion for NASA.
5) This article suggests the SDGs are the only way to stop climate change. However nutty that lie is, it’s the way the UN wants to control and manipulate the Earth that is the most alarming. Nature, God’s creation is a delicate balance. Quasi scientific mumbo  gumbo from the UN cannot be trusted with this balance.

10/5/19: WTD, World Teacher Day.
It’s been around since 1994 and is celebrated each year.

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Warriors, do you see how the UN views teachers? As key to achieving the SDGs!

Our teachers deserve to be treated better and making them into UN widgets is not ‘better’.
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10/24/19, UN Day:

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If you cannot read the highlighted box, it says, “24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.”

What will your school do to celebrate UN Day? According to this website, much of the day is celebrate via culture activities. Warriors, that’s one slick way to spread UN indoctrination. Make it fun and no one will suspect any undermining of our American ways. 

What’s the 2019 theme for UN Day in America? Look below:

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Warriors, be sure to look at all the promo pieces you can get. One image tells us we are either part of the pollution OR part of the solution. Not everyone who is opposed the SDGs is NOT in and ‘either/or’ stance. We all want our pollution to go down, but we shouldn’t be forced into a global directive to accomplish it.

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Coming in March 2020:

Warriors, my last UN awareness day, for this article, is scheduled for next year, 2020. To be honest it’s not one day, but 2 days. What is it? Look below:
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, be sure to click on  the 2020 Committees, Topics, and Links (you’ll see the US in a few of them).

The GEMUN has a short video you’ll not want to watch, but you should. It’s colorful, fast moving, and full of climate change rhetoric.

To see the UN Comic Books, go here.

If you’ve not seen the “70 Ways the UN Makes a Difference”, I invite to read their own words about themselves. Their opinion of themselves is a bloated as a dead cow.

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Closing: 

Warriors, no matter where your students and teachers go to school, this indoctrination is ripe in our communities. It’s rampant in schools and school related programs (which reach ALL children).

These items above are just a few of the ones your children and young adults, along with us at your sides, be exposed to this October 2019.

If you’re not sure how the UN and their SDGs have already gotten into your town, read this archived article.

If you missed my live FB video and articles about the free UN resource available to homeschoolers, public schools, and anywhere there are children, here’s a direct link to the UN’s SDGs Board Game.

If you missed my 2018 updates from the Global Citizen Festival, you’ll not only find that information here, but the Global Competency Matrix we’ll all have to conform to.
Look below, and see just how close we are to that Global Workforce Development

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Their Intent, Not Ours

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, in this, the 6th installment of my series on workforce development (aka workforce education), I wanted to bring you the words and purposes of Congress

After all, it was the entire Senate which declared Sept. 2019 as Workforce Development month. If you think the House is ‘lily white and pure’ on this issue, think again. The entire House has also backed workforce development embedded in education.

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With some local elections happening in the next couple of months, it’s important to know what their federal counterparts are saying. Why? With the federal-to-state funding streams, it’s vital. Most of the time, the local level officials align with the federal officials. It’s not an accident!

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So, what does the U.S. Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor, and, Pensions) Committee think about ‘workforce development’? See for yourselves:

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(Source, emphasis added is mine)

What does the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Labor say?
Their statements are a bit harder to find because the main committee has placed ‘workforce development’ in a sub-committee. However, look at the main committee’s agenda in plain sight:

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(Source, added emphasis is mine)

You can clearly see the subcommittees’ views on their ‘jurisdiction’ in education and labor (Both are unconstitutional as BOTH the U.S. Dept. of Education and U.S. Dept. of Labor are violations of the U.S. Constitution AND federal laws!) There should be ZERO Congressional jurisdiction of EITHER education OR labor!!

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(Source, to see the entire page of jurisdictions for both the main committee and all the subs, be sure to visit the site. Emphasis added is mine.)

Warriors, if and when you visit either the Senate’s HELP Committee or the House’s Education and Labor Committee, be sure to look at the bipartisan efforts. Members of all these come from ‘both sides of the aisle’.

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We CANNOT and SHOULD NOT blame one party. This ‘global-to-federal-to-state-to-you’ workforce agenda is at the hands and feet of BOTH major parties as well as the minor parties. The wallets of the CCSS Machine have locked this in 100%!

Closing:

Warriors, on an old episode (Season 2, episode 6) of the “Good Wife” it was stated ‘make truth appear as a lie’. The context was how to hurt someone without reproach.


From my researched view, I’d say that our Congress should all be run out of office.
Why? They’ve made overreaches in education and labor into almost an art form.
We CANNOT and SHOULD NOT continue to give our votes to these officials.

To access the rest of this ‘workforce development series’:
Part One: Gave you the Senate Resolution
Part Two: How skills based education is ‘superior’ to academic based education
Part Three: Focused on how the US has embraced the United Nations agenda for workforce based learning
Part Four: How STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math), CTE (Career Technical Education) and, other related programs are global-to-fed-to-state agenda items
Part Five: The real roots of workforce education

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**In my next installment: What about the special interest groups and workforce development in education?

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Educratic Stalks?

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, here we are for article #5 in my September 2019 Workforce Development (aka Workforce Education) series.

So far, in the first installment, we covered the Senatorial Resolution (which the ENTIRE Senate agreed to support) declaring Sept. 2019 as “workforce development month”.
In Part 2, we covered how skill based education is killing academic based education.
Part 3 uncovered this workforce education shift is more about economics than personal freedom.
Part 4 showed you the global-to-federal-to-state-to-local chain of educratic BS supporting workforce aligned education.

So, what can I show you in Part 5? How the STEM/STEAM hype is 100% workforce education disguised as quality learning.

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First, Some Background:

Warriors, if you’ve followed my blog long you know I’ve repeatedly shown you the proof that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) is not American created (it’s from the UN, United Nations), nor is it intended for American education.
If you’ve not followed my blog very long, you’ll probable object to that last statement.


Believe me, I’ve heard from several anti CCSS Warriors, who will not accept that STEM is a tool for workforce prepped citizens carrying out every one of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). STEM is in the SDG Toolkit as the #1 change agent for our communities to align themselves to the ‘greater global good’.

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So, since STEM isn’t American, how did it get inserted into education here? The term “STEM” is an acronym the NSF (National Science Foundation) coined at the UN’s encouraging, to market the agenda in a way that sounded like good education, but isn’t one bit. If you didn’t know this the NSF is a United States federally funded non-government agency. However, the federal power it carries out is tremendous. STEM was ‘rolled out’ about the time Common Core State Standards were. The ploy was to quietly insert them, so folks wouldn’t notice while all the attention was on CCSS.

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So, where did STEAM come from? STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and, Math) Standards were created in S. Korea, but, have been passed off as American created educational standards.

Again, just another way to have government control of education. As far as workforce development in STEAM, it’s just as menacing as all the other overreaches. Howso? STEAM’s agenda is to have a ‘preK to gray’ workforce.

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Many websites claim STEAM picked up speed recently, however, as with anything connected to CCSS, there’s more to the story.

Back in 2015, I gave you a 2 part article set on how the STEM agenda was embedded in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), HEA (Higher Education Act), what would become ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)  legislation, and, was all about workforce development.

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So, Why Is “Stalking” In The Title?

Warriors, I chose ‘stalking’ for a couple of reasons. First, to get attention for the article. Secondly, to illustrate that the dictionary defines a stem as a ‘main part’ or a ‘stalk’ (as in a plant’s formation). Think about it, STEM was forced upon us as ‘education’ but the main part isn’t education, it’s workforce! It’s a workforce for a STEM nation and a STEM economy, too!

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If you’re curious how Wall Street feels about STEM/STEAM, look at the hype Dun and Bradstreet’s MDR division is putting out there:

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(Source, added emphasis is mine)

If you’re curious as to how DC feels about STEM/STEAM, I’ve got plenty of evidence to show you how our previous and current Administrations fully support STEM/STEAM.
(*Note: that last highlighted link takes you to the U.S. Dept. of Education where you’ll see 7 federal education arms fully support STEM.)

Recently, Forbes published an article about the vital importance STEM education for a workforce is needed in America. When you read it, be sure to note the NFL cleats and that STEM is a part of the economic and social justice.  That ‘economic justice’? That’s SDG #1 (end poverty). As we know, SDG#4 is quality education and SDG#8 is decent work for all. “Social justice” is woven into SDG#5 gender equality, as well as several others.

Warriors, can you see the ‘writing on the wall’? STEM is the change agent to have us conform, not remain free thinkers! 

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Closing:

Warriors, how is a barely educated citizen supposed to survive in a conformed system?
Total dependence on the government, if the CCSS Machine gets its way.

“Educratic takeover of our nation is about 98% complete. Will others join us to save the remaining 2%? It only take a small number of emboldened citizens to fight back.”
Lynne M Taylor as Common Core Diva


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Thanks to Karen B. for the picture. When I posted this and included the above quote, this is the response I got from Elaine M., a devoted follower.  It is my hope you see some distinct ties happening now, which also have happened long ago. 


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Applied Pressure

*Fourth is a series about September 2019 as “Workforce Development Month”*

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we’ve seen so much educratic BS from global forces which has encroached on our federal government, we could fill a dump. That overreach has been passed down like a ‘hot potato’ from the federal government, to our States, and, to our local levels. All in the name of education ‘success’. However, education is NOT the goal.

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The CCSS Machine is turning our citizens into puppets. Are we really OK with this?

As we’ve been uncovering in this series, the goal is citizens prepared for a workforce future of servitude.  As we’ve seen the pressure to conform to this is coming at us from all angles and targeting all ages, as well as, all school choices. 

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States are ensnared in the alignment of education and workforce.

Warriors, back in 2015, I shared with you the States lining up our students for workforce based “Career Paths” via the Career Paths Network. In that article, you could also find the 10/6 Agenda Points for workforce education (aka: workforce development).

Since that article, State after State is announcing some ‘new idea or program’ to entrench CBE (Competency Based Education) as some way to boost the job market and economy for their citizens. State after State is doing away with traditional grades, courses for what we knew as academics to usher in aligned courses for mastering skills. Just go to your State Dept. of Education’s website and look.

I used the OR example above, so let’s see what updates OR has made to the never ending treadmill you see.

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(Original Source, added emphasis is mine)
To access the “Future Ready OR”, go here.

More Pressure, Less Academics: 

Again, Warriors, OR is not the only State in America doing this. EVERY State is. Did you notice the overreaches into healthcare and housing this will usher in? In August of this year, I showed you how NC is using inclusionary zoning to create workforce housing tied to education. What type of education? Workforce skill based! (ie: STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; CTE: Career Tech Education, and more)

In SC, they are using TV ads to promote the value of workforce based education from a ‘new’ angle. Joining unions. How will this work? Increases your take home pay to better serve your family, but the lead in for the commercial uses ‘choice’, ‘path’, and ‘drowning in student debt’. This ad is from the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). The video I’m linking is the generic version. The version I saw on TV was geared for SC families and was only slightly different.
(*Notes: The ‘international’ denotes the US and Canada. The IBEW is a ‘star’ in the world of unions,  especially the AFL-CIO. Why? So many skilled workers in several career fields. The IBEW also is against weakening apprenticeship standards. This letter addresses those concerns in connection to Pres. Trump’s Executive Order 13801. IBEW also has a legislative/political arm which includes ‘education’. The PAC (Political Action Committee) leans more toward the Democrats, but as we know Warriors, Democrats and Republicans LOVE workforce based education. Lastly, as with all unions, ‘collectivism’ is key. Source)

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ICYMI:

Warriors, in 2017, I showed you the “Dear Colleague” Letters from 13 different federal agencies in full support of CTE plans from their offices. These letters and plans were directed at education from cradle to grave.

In 2014, the AFL-CIO CCSS Toolkit, then VP Biden, and American Labor Unions and how they tied (still will tie) to STEM, Perkins Funding, and, more.

From the President’s Supporters:

Warriors, we’ve seen support for workforce based education well before our current President was sworn in. We’ve seen the unabashed support Pres. Trump has given workforce development (aka workforce education).
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In this July 2019 ad from the Presidential Coalition, you’ll see how all Americans are being called ‘a nation of doers’ and it’s all thanks to our President.

If you’d like to learn more about the Presidential Coalition, go here.
If you’d like to see the other 2020 Campaigns PC is donating to, go here.
To learn more about David Bossie’s ties from Little Sis’s website (thanks to Alison M. for providing this), go here.

Closing:

Warriors, in my next installment, we’ll dive into the workforce development/education sales pitch we’ve had from STEM/STEAM (That’s STEM with ‘the arts’ thrown in). Trust me, the research is plentiful about how deceptive the pitch has been. From the global level to the President’s office to your community. 

As you can see, the pressure’s on to align us all, we MUST fight back and take the air out of the CCSS Machine’s tires, so to speak.

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Part One of this Sept. 2019 series.
Part Two
Part Three

Personal note: If you’ve enjoyed this series or, if you’d like to help support my research and personal appearances, please click on the PayPal picture after reading my thank you message. LINK

Got Skills?

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, in my last article I shared with you the Senate Resolution which has set aside September 2019 as “Workforce Development Month”. If you’re not sure why or how this connects to your students, I am sharing it, here.

Our government has bought into the belief that a skill based worker is more valuable than a free thinking citizen. Warriors, it’s not simply at the federal level either. Recently, I attended a city meeting to voice concerns over another issue. To my surprise, a county leader from the Chamber of Commerce got up, at the mayor’s request and starting sharing data figures on how well the advertising of our area has been in the past month. During this presentation, it was stated that ‘workforce education is the wave of the future.’ Why wasn’t I horrified? Well, the Chamber of Commerce at the county level is tied to the Chamber at a State level. That State level is, and has been, paid to promote this mindset from the National level Chamber of Commerce. 1511175_703966932968744_1083625628_n
Warriors, back in 2015, I shared with you how this chain of workforce (indentured servitude) got started. I also shared that NC’s Chamber was delighted to have a ‘talent supply pipeline’ for workforce education. Isn’t that a tremendous way to refer to humans?

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Common Core’s famous for stating it can have our students ‘college ready’, now it claims ‘career ready’, too.

Earlier this year, I exposed how much ‘progress’ has been made in America to continue the shifting of academic education to the global workforce mantra. The CCSS Machine has spun it in one word “Competent”. If you think our education needs to be more European, you’re in luck. America’s education system is already European. So much so, we lack very little to seeing history repeat itself via oppression of the citizens at the mercy of the government. If you doubt this can happen, scroll back up and look at the picture. It’s from the past, not a made up story.

So, Where Did Work And Education First “Meet”?

Warriors, here in the US, I traced it back to the 1950s. Since then, workforce based education was called ‘vocational education’. Now before you accuse me of being ‘anti job’, consider this, it’s the CCSS Machine which has ruined not only academic education, but vocational education as well! As I’ve shared before, ‘vocational education’ was rebranded
“CTE, Career Technical Education”. Under CTE, you get ‘adult Common Core’. Under CTE you also get the direction connection to the UN’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) which is 100% workforce education.

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Most  think Common Core (or its rebrand, “College and Career Ready”) END at 12th grade.

Hardly. The UN (United Nations), the ILO (International Labor Organization), and scores of other related groups meant ‘lifelong learning’ to be an endless track of some form of training. It’s where ‘cradle to grave’ came from, too. 

A key member of the ILO? The U.S. Dept.of Labor. Below, you can see that the workforce needed is health and technology. Both these fields are in CTE and STEM.

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If you’ve not seen theAdult Common Core Standards, I found them back in 2014. Most folks, if they believe the truth that Common Core goes well beyond 12th grade, may not know that these ‘standards’ don’t add on to where 12th grade left off. No, these ‘standards’ begin on a 2nd grade level. Why? The reasoning (then) was that it would be impossible to have adult education be at an adult level, when not every adult finished their education up to 12th grade. Of the ‘standards’ which go beyond 2nd grade, they end somewhere before the end of 12th grade.

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Warriors, the reality in 2019, is that ‘grades’ and ‘grade levels’ are disappearing. What’s replacing them? How will we know that Johnny and Suzy are ready to graduate? Competency and Proficiency in mastering skills. This is part of the global education/workforce system.

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(Article the above image can be found)

Warriors, don’t think the support for workforce education is simply a one political party pony. Nothing could be more false. BOTH major political parties, and all the other minor parties, have embraced the global shift in education. This press release from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce details how the Trump created National Workforce Council backs up the Obama era WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) and ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) shift away from academics to workforce.

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From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s website, you can see how they feel about workforce education. In fact, if we all want to go to D.C. in October, we can hear workforce education experts discuss the ‘future of talent’ and the ‘future of work’. So, will we see that skill based education will be rebranded ‘talent based education’?

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Are there other US groups chomping at the bit for workforce education? Plenty. This group has ties to another former President (Bush). You can find that tie in the article above highlighted by ‘plenty’.

Closing:

Warriors, in the first article of this series, I showed you the 116th Senatorial nod to devoting an entire month to workforce development. In this article, I hope you’ve seen a few of the past strings which are now chaining us to a workforce future. In my next article, I’ll share the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s latest on uniting education to skills. Or, should I use the new educratic term ‘talents’?

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