We know the CCSS Machine runs on money, but money for ‘play time’?! Believe it or not, anti CCSS Warriors, yes!! Thanks to a tip or two from one follower in AZ we can discover, together, how CCSS (Common Core State Standards), CCR (College and Career Readiness), CTE (Career Tech Education), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and SEL (Social Emotional Learning) are being jam packed into our students via ‘recess’! A two-in-one article filled with all kinds of connecting dots.
What is ‘Recess’ Anyway?!
According to the dictionary, it is simply SUPPOSED to be a time for a brief break from heavy or intense activities. However, it the quest to align and undermine our students at every possible junction, the CCSS Machine has now used this playtime of rest for MORE opportunities to continue wearing their minds and bodies down. What is worse?! In some schools across America, services which combine recess and SEL (along with the workforce readiness embedded in CCSS/CCR/CTE/STEM) are being PAID for!
Not My First Time in the CCSS Playground:
Previously published, the CCSS Machine’s overreach into sports and PE for our schools, is my very first article for the website Prevent Common Core. It shares how PE and sports are being transformed into OBE (Outcome Based Education) courses/activities: http://preventcommoncore.com/?p=1080
Also previously researched and published, is the CCSS Machine’s alignment of PE/Sports and the Special Olympics. This is especially heinous due to the massive data collection required. https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/monday-musings-more-than-meets-the-eye/
Since it is ‘From the Files’ Tuesday…
Directly related to all the play alignment going on, do you wonder where the CCSS Machine got the idea in the first place? Try the WHO (World Health Organization)! WHO is part of the UN, the UN has UNESCO, UNESCO has the ‘Education for All’ (which is a one world global education program the USA is involved with). Stop for a moment and consider the USA is a member of EACH of these global groups! It has signed contracts and agreements for alignment which have been shared by many anti CCSS Warriors.
Here is an excerpt from a WHO document about health in our young people. Notice the CBE/OBE (Competency Based Education/Outcome Based Education) embedded. “The aim of this document is to help countries develop competency-based educational programmes in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education. In addition, it provides guidance on how to assess and improve the structure, content and quality of the adolescent health component of pre-service curricula. By fostering the capacity of health-care providers in adolescent health care and development, the document supports the implementation in countries of the Global Standards for Quality Health-Care Services for Adolescents. The ultimate goal of this competency framework is to increase the quality of health-care services provided to adolescents by improving the education of primary health-care providers.”
Wait, I didn’t see ‘teachers’ in the above quote! Does that mean this does NOT include teachers or other school leaders? No! All throughout the document, educators of all kinds are included. Consider how the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is written to use teachers and leaders for MORE SEL (Social Emotional Learning) services/programs in our schools. We have heard the teachers crying out for time to ‘really teach’, not be a mental health agent, a doctor, a spy, etc. However, do you see the purposed system in what is going on?! To access the entire WHO document: globalhealthstandards
The ‘Pay for Play’ Service Provider:
As I mentioned above, a follower of mine from AZ pointed me to 1 such ‘Pay for Play’ (PforP) services.The one we will uncover is called ‘PlayWorks’. You can get to their website by: http://www.playworks.org/ Who supports or backs PlayWorks? See the screen shot below:
What other agenda does PlayWorks have? Watch their ‘feel good’ YouTube video:
Did you catch the increased learning time? Did you catch how corporations are involved? Why would I point out corporation involvement? Consider the vast P3 (Public private partnership) overreach in the transformation of education in America! It was P3s which saddled us with CCSS in the first place. It is P3s which concocted CCSS and all the other portions of anything connected to CCSS! ESSA embeds even more P3 involvement in our schools under the guise of student success/student achievement/student outcomes!
Is there more about PlayWorks? Indeed. Twenty-three states have regional partnerships with the organization. Why is this important to the anti CCSS Warrior? Regionalism is part of the global agenda behind Agenda 21 (UN), it is part of the CCR (College/Career Readiness), and it can be found in the ESSA! Since my fellow anti CCSS Warrior lives in AZ, let’s use that State as an example. When you click on the AZ specific ‘Current Partners’ webpage, you will see some pretty big CCSS Machine members like Wells Fargo, Microsoft, the Fiesta Bowl, and Chambers of Commerce:
In NC, where I live, I wanted to see what CCSS Machine members are involved. Some of the biggest include: Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Glaxo Smith Kline, and 3 of the major Public School Systems (Wake Co., Charlotte-Mecklenburg, and Durham Co.)
To see what the other 21 States have:
If you would like to see who sits on the PlayWorks Board of Directors and see how many of them are globally connected, social justice advocates, etc., see: http://www.playworks.org/about/board
To see the PlayWorks data collection based national survey, look below:
How AmeriCorps is Aligned to the CCSS Machine (and all that goes with it):
First off, (Corporation for National and Community Service, CNCS) is a federal agency which is a corporation and has been around since 1933. They are the spearhead organization for the White House led Initiative called ‘United We Serve’. The P3, has several Corps: a) AmeriCorps; b) STEMCorps; c) SeniorCorps; d) FEMACorps, and more. See: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps
So how does this point to the CCSS Machine? CNCS/AmeriCorps has a P3 relationship with the U.S. Dept of Education, the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, and a network of faith based organizations in their ‘Partnership for the Common Good’ PDF. Both of these mammoth federal agencies have been identified as leaders of the CCSS Machine. On Page 17 of the PDF, you will see how education is embedded. Access the PDF: CommonGood
AmeriCorps also relies heavily on Skill Based Volunteering (SBV) otherwise known as CBE and/or workforce based skills. This, naturally would be where the CCR/CTE would factor in. STEM is so big, it has its own Corps. See: http://www.nationalservice.gov/resources/member-and-volunteer-development/sbv
To see the CNCS Board of Directors and find their ties to the CCSS Machine: http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/who-we-are/board-directors
To see their Mission Statement, look below:
To access the Five Year Plan:
(*Note: Do you see the other global agenda points hidden in the picture which are also a part of the UN and Agenda 21?)
Other Related Need-to-Know Items:
To access the federal legislation rubber stamping all this:
To see how STEMCorps just got a $2.5 million dollar expansion for more overreach in education:
To see which CCSS Machine members were involved, here is an excerpt, “Current STEM AmeriCorps initiatives include partnerships with FIRST, Maker Education Initiative, Citizen Schools, US2020, Teach for America, Best Buy, and other organizations – efforts collectively engaging tens of thousands of students in STEM learning.” To read the entire press release (where you can see a Computer Science AmeriCorps has been formed),
I hope you can see how vast AmeriCorps’ reach is. The fact is is a huge partner with another CCSS Machine member like PlayWorks, should be a helpful tool for those of us fighting for our educational systems in America. You have been able to see and learn much in this two-for-one article. I hope you will take what you have learned, glean all you can, and help raise awareness to the stealth moves going on in our communities for global alignment disguised as College and Career Readiness, Competency Based Education, and all the rest the CCSS Machine is churning out. Is AmeriCorps the only partner for PlayWorks? No, but now that you know where to look, you can find MORE ties to the CCSS Machine!