FOM Friday: ESEA Re-up Hype

It's Friday, you know what that means! Time to measure what's truth, what's fallacy/fib or what's in between.
It’s Friday, you know what that means! Time to measure what’s truth, what’s fallacy/fib or what’s in between.

In a special edition of my “Fib-o-Meter” Friday, anti CCSS article, I’m taking a look at who’s hyping FOR the reauthorization of HR5 and who’s uncovering the truth behind HR5.

HR5:

Short title: “Student Success Act”; the long title’s much to long to even bother with. Since I write from the perspective of OPPOSING Common Core and that most of my readers are also fighting to halt CCSS, I’m going to assume you’ve read up on the reasons WHY HR5 is not the Bill it’s pretending to be. However, in case you haven’t:

Supposedly it will give back to the states back local control of education  (“Total Fallacy”) The “Total Truth” is that the bill will continue to mandate what the states must do in education!

States currently receiving federal funding via ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) waivers will still be just as tied to federal overreach as we are now.

The law is being rewritten under our noses to force the CCSS agenda. That’s a “Total Truth” that needs to be shouted out! Remember, the “Total Truth” that CCSS violates the U.S. Constitution AND at least 3 federal U.S. laws YET Congress is crafting legislation that will continue this illegal activity!

Read the Text: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/5/text

Those Who Are Exposing the Lies of HR5 with “Total Truth”:

Anita Hoge’s article about the loss of parental rights under HR5:
http://abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com/2015/02/hr-5-denies-parents-their-right-over.html
*Note: this is on Charlotte Iserbyt’s blog. Another outspoken expert on federal overreach in education.

Anita Hoge’s article about the massive mental health aspect of your students under HR5:
http://www.newswithviews.com/Hoge/anita114.htm

“Women on the Wall’s” phone conference call about the 3 tiers of how your students will become Medicaid patients: http://www.voicesempower.com/pre-k-education-medicaid-human-capital-and-the-eseanclb-reauthorization/

“Women on the Wall’s” phone conference call about more dangers we face with the re-upping of ESEA:
https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/women-on-the-wall-with-robin-eubanks-and-joan-landes-esea

“Truth in American Education’s” article exposing how assessments, data mining, and more of the same will be our reality IF HR5 is passed!
http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-assessments/action-alert-stop-the-student-success-act-hr-5/

Gretchen Logue’s article revealing a list of the special interest groups supporting HR5 (includes the Gates Foundation):
http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/civil-rights-group-support-for-hr5-necessitates-twitter-rally/

There are many others who’ve also exposed the truth about HR5 (myself included), but due to the nature of this topic, I want you to see the OTHER side’s version (just in case you aren’t aware of the massive snow job the CCSS Machine is pumping out)

Those Hyping the HR5 aka “Total Fallacies”:

“Daily Caller’s” article calling Breitbart’s article misinformed (you’ll be able to access the Breitbart article from here as well):
http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/27/no-congress-isnt-about-to-mandate-common-core/
*Note: Go back and contrast the Breitbart article with the other Truth tellers.

From the Dept. of Labor’s Education and WorkForce Committee:
http://edworkforce.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=336871
Also from the Dept. of Labor’s Education and WorkForce Committee:
http://edworkforce.house.gov/studentsuccessact/

Business Roundtable’s undying support/undermining of American education:
http://businessroundtable.org/resources/business-roundtable-letter-hr-5-student-success-act

Fordham Institute:

Here's the link to the pro CCSS, Gates funded blog that Petrelli was tweeting about. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2015/04/senate_education_committee_con_1.html#
Here’s the link to the pro CCSS, Gates funded blog that Petrelli was tweeting about.
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2015/04/senate_education_committee_con_1.html#

Also from Fordham Institute, this illustrated fallacy of how great HR5 is!:

fliesTo read the rest of the “Total Fallacy”, see: http://edexcellence.net/articles/the-great-achievements-of-the-every-child-achieves-act

From Senator Alexander via Fordham’s Twitter. Obviously Fordham had a front row seat at the hearing.

alexanderNow, there are many others spreading fallacies as those revealing the truth. As I didn’t highlight every single truth warrior, I’m not going to highlight every single fallacy maker. Why? Because our energy needs to be focused on acting on the truth. How do we do that? Hold your Congress members accountable! Remind them YOU are their boss, not the special interests, the CCSS Machine. Laws cannot and should not be written to support an illegal agenda!

Closing:
Use this final paragraph as a tool.  “Open Secrets” has a published track on who lobbied in the 2013 version of HR5.  See: http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/billlobs.php?id=hr5-113
Are the same organizations from the 2013 version of HR5 STILL supporting it today? If so, expose them. Chances are, as a studied warrior against CCSS, you know more than those voting on the legislation. Your voice matters! Our students matter! Our nation matters! This is NOT a time for silence. Don’t pass the warrior buck by saying “I’m too busy, but you’re doing such a great job, I’ll let you fight for me.”  

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12 thoughts on “FOM Friday: ESEA Re-up Hype

  1. Awesome article! Thank you so much for this one- clarifies that ESEA addresses the surface level propaganda. Underneath, the insidiousness thrives.

    Lots of confusion regarding newest version. Love Mercedes Schneider, but she needs a team of lawyers to help her navigate the semantics in this. I typically trust Ravitch, but that’s waning. Why is she relying on Mercedes and Peter Greene (who’s he?) for their info on ESEA. Ravitch is supporting this version and misleading our country of warriors.

    When the bloggers that we look to, to spark our activism, aren’t giving us clear info, our efforts are weak.

    Can anything on the ground be done at this point?

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    1. Thank you for your support. I, too am not quick to adhere to some of the more ‘famous’ education talking heads. Ravitch, for example is great about saying ‘no’ to Common Core in K-12, yet is an ardent supporter for adult CC in Career Tech Ed. I uncovered proof and wrote about it some time ago. If you are looking for others who you CAN steer towards: Anita Hoge, Charlotte Iserbyt, Robin Eubanks, Gretchen Logue, and Andrea Dillon.
      One of the reasons I am gaining so many followers is i don’t spoon fed my readers. I want you to have the evidence so YOU can dissect it on your own. Please let me know if I can be of service in any other way.

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  2. Totally agree. Everyone HAS to fight!
    Ms. Taylor, Are you familiar with Trevor Loudon?
    He has stated many times that Democratic Socialists Marxist individuals are involved personally in the US government.

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    1. He had an amendment to the ESEA regarding dyslexia…He supports mental health. Would this then put dyslexia under mental health???

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