Just a quick update, Anti Fed Ed Warriors..my blog is moving to a more private website to protect us all from hackers. From what I’ve been assured, you’ll still get access to all my research (past and present) on the new website.
Thank you for your continued support and patience during this move.
IF you’ve wondered what I’ve been up to since my last mega article, I’ve been pouring over 20 federal budget bills to see where the CCSS Machine’s agenda is hidden. It’s absolutely awful, my friends.
What we need to remember is that FY (Fiscal Year) 2019 is just around the corner, so Congress will be focusing on how much money will be needed.
We cannot simply look at the one or two most obvious federal agencies and their budgets, we MUST take note that there are MANY federal agencies conducting federal education overreach.
They are: U.S. Dept. of Education, U.S. Dept. of Labor, U.S. Dept. of Health/Human Services, U.S. Dept. of Defense, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, U.S. Dept. of the State, U.S. Dept. of Justice, the Office of Veteran Affairs, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the Office of Budget and Management, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Dept. of Energy, the Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Dept. of HUD (Housing and Urban Development).
Stay tuned for more information. I’ll be doing a live Facebook to reveal some of the most important figures and then a follow up article to give you everything else.
To put it bluntly, the government is moving us along…down a path none of us truly asked for. To be even more blunt, it isn’t simply one political party wreaking havoc, it is ALL political parties!
The biggest ‘tidbit’ I’ll leave you with is this: the price tag of the CCSS Machine’s agenda via Congress is not only our ‘public responsibility’ but, an ‘investment opportunity’ for P3s (public private partnerships).
FY 2019’s ‘public debt responsibility’ is set by Congress at $16.6 trillion dollars.
As it stands right now, the FY 2019 figures for education/job training/employment/social services:
$90 billion dollars
Congress’s self imposed deadline for all reports and figures to be completed by: September 14, 2018. If we’re going to impress upon our elected officials we are opposed to the continued taxpayer misuse, we haven’t much time at all.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, in the last few days of July, I wrote and published a researched article centered on the former HR 2353, nowPublic Law 115-224, the “Strengthening CTE (Career Tech Education) for the 21st Century Act”. Warriors, the Bill became law when President Trump signed it on July 31, 2018. He was surrounding by lots of CTE ‘champion cheerleaders’.
Interestingly enough, the PA Representative’s (Rep. Thompson, who was the chief sponsor of HR 2353) Press Release stated that this Bill (now Law) overhauls the former Perkins CTE Act of 2006. Speaking of THAT Act, I showed you back in 2014, how the Perkins Act re-branded ‘vocational technical’ to “Career and Technical”.
So, once again, the CCSS Machine has been playing agenda word games with the citizens ever since then. Trouble is, most Americans are still remember education is as it used to be and not fully grasping the toxic changes being sneaked in under some familiar phrasing. Still more troubling is that there is almost zero ‘education’ happening in CTE (Career Tech Ed). It’s roughly 98% workforce training.
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Warriors, links to my latestvideoabout the new CTE (Career Tech Education) Law (formerlyHR 2353, now Public Law 115-224). In the video, you’ll learn how the 2017 Executive Order 13801 plays into the Public Law 115-224 as well as connects directly to the new Executive Order 13845, signed July 19, 2018. (*Note, in the opening moments of my latest video, I mistaken identified HR 2353 as a resolution, it was a Bill.)
As I stated in the video, I’m providing much more information in this article.
Previous research into just what PL 115-224 (HR 2353) is going to set up for us across America: 1) From earlier thisyear, States are to take the CTE Pledge. After all, WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), STEM Act (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), HEA (Higher Education Act), and ESSA(Every Student Succeeds Act) all have! 2) From 2017. How HR 2353 would ‘level’ all education into the same thing. As we know, that was ESSA’s goal all along.
3) To give you an idea of how eerily close the National Workforce Council created by EO 13845 is to the one laid out in the LADDER Act (as well as how ANY national council will data rape the citizens), read this article of mine.
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Warriors, you’ll also definitely want to look at theMay 2018 Executive Order 13801’s Final Task Force Report. In it you’ll see that the 3Rs have been sacrificed for the global economy rhetoric. How will this economic portion play out in schools? Career Technical tracks and ‘post-secondary readiness’, as laid out by ESSA.
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Task Force Report Notes Previously Not Shared: 1) The entire Report is 51 pages long. Within these pages, the over all policy agenda is 4-fold: Educate, Expand, Control, and Attract (you’ll find this in the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Secretary Ross’s introductory letter.)
2) The Task Force created by EO 13801 (Expanding Apprenticeships) was broken into 4 sub-groups. 1) Education and Credentials; 2) Attracting Businesses to Education; 3) Expanding Access, Equity, and Career Awareness; and, 4) Administrating Regulatory Strategies.
3) From the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Secretary Acosta’s opening letter, his goal was filling ‘insufficient’ skill gap apprenticeships*. The 26 steps the Task Force created will unfold over the next 5 years. *As ‘reported’ by public service, education, trade associations, labor unions, and companies.
4) From the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Secretary DeVos’s opening letter, her input was centered on President Trump’s expansion of apprenticeships. She claims it’s a NATIONAL priority as well as a NATIONAL education one. Her comments target ‘active learners’. She goes on to say the actions will speed up unity between education and jobs. How will this happen? Using more ‘flexible’ industry created learning models. This will, in turn, breed qualified workforce for the 21st Century. This type of qualified workforce will be key for the 21st economy, security, and, prosperity. This learning model will engage learners and be cost-effective for employers. Workforce based learning will a great way to learn, work, and earn. (*Note, underlined below will be the evidence we need showing the continued federal overreach ‘commitment’.)
5) From the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Secretary Ross’s letter. These 26 steps will update an 80 year old American system. He goes on to stress that the historic gains the President has made will be a carrot to fill high-skilled jobs. Sec. Ross mentions Rep. Foxx’smisinformationabout the unfilled 6 million jobs in America. (*Note: be sure to scroll down to the comments section of the embedded article directly above.)
6) From the Report’s Executive Summary, the tone suggests that the entire woe of America is higher education, as in, colleges and universities! “When implemented correctly, apprenticeships will provide a career path!” (See Page 10)
7) From the 1st sub-group: Expand industry recognized apprenticeship programs, especially the ‘learn-to-earn’ ones; include CBE (competency based education) assessments; P3s (public private partnerships) clarify national portable credentials (national ID card for working); federal government identifies available resources to carry these activities out (industry sector led financing).
8) From the 2nd sub-group: use and streamline various funding streams in simple ways for attracting businesses to education (State incentives); study skill gap shortages (data rape/manipulation); U.S. Dept. of Labor centralizes all data between all participants.
9) From the 3rd sub-group: Federal government funds an all out advertising blitz (propaganda) to raise awareness for workforce based apprenticeships/aligned education; incentives by federal government to businesses for more ‘learn-to-earn’ programs; U.S. Dept. of Labor leads funding campaigns to create more community based efforts for aligned apprenticeships; improve the existing data base for the Registered Apprenticeship System.
10) From the 4th sub-group: Begin with pilot project for expanding CTE apprenticeships via a selected industry from the existing Registered Apprenticeship System. In that selected pilot: focus on mastery based learning and competency; cannot include the construction industry per the Davis-Bacon Act; base apprenticeship paychecks on a scale system to reflect competency; reform the existing Registered Apprenticeship System.
11) From the Introduction to the Report: Task Force actions began July 2017. Other meetings were held August 2017, November 2017, February 2018, March, April, and May 2018; the 4 sub-groups ‘cross pollinated’ their 26 steps to expanding CTE apprenticeships.
12) Also from the Introduction: Higher education (college) is letting Americans down; apprenticeships have a proven track record for affordability and relevancy in America; the U.S. Dept. of Labor has 4 pillars for all programs (apprenticeships included): provide your needs, manages your direction, earn money while you learn, and, rewards you with credentials. Total typical process time these programs take: 1-6 years.
13) Introduction continues with: a) old apprenticeships were focused on construction and manufacturing. New ones will focus on healthcare, IT, transportation,energy, and logistics. b) old pattern (in place since the 1930s) is the base for now; the U.S. Dept of Labor and States partner to ‘upskill and reskill’ citizens. Updates will remove all barriers for disabled, elderly to be included; create stable families (especially for low-income ones); improve economics and social community situations (cites a WA State example on Page 15); apprenticeships praised by bipartisan elected leaders, current and previous White House Administrations, and State Governors. c) Page 16 will show you the huge ‘put down’ aimed at America’s colleges and universities. d) Page 16 also shows the blatant lie that “Apprenticeships can offer a key component to the solution to the skills gap.” (Based off a Harvard University Business School Study. The irony is that Harvard partnered with Pearson to help create the myth of the ‘skills gap’ and helped create the Career Pathways as a solution.Career Pathwaysare a embedded part of CTE!)
e) Warriors, to me, this is the BIGGEST clue to just how globally minded D.C. has become while sacrificing our nation on the altar of our freedoms. The Task Force actually has the audaciousness to bring in how much American apprenticeships should copy the German and Swiss apprenticeships!(*Note: the European Union’s targeted youth ages are 16-24 years of age. That’s 8 years.)
See middle paragraphs on Page 17 for Germany and Switzerland). Be sure to look at the associated footnotes and see the CCSS Machine member groups/resources cited.
14) From the Section “Implementation Challenges”:
a) there are several complex and inter-related ones. Setting a tone of ‘us vs them’, here are what are considered to be challenges for the government:
i) student interest and engagement in ‘worker supply’
ii) parents lack ‘career awareness’
iii) youth do not grasp ‘viable’ tracks for prosperous futures
iv) businesses need better ‘career profiles’
v) communication needs include apprenticeship ‘design signals’ for skills needed
vi) more early career counseling especially for ‘middle skills’ to elevate the dignity of workforce apprenticeships
vii) increase ‘stackable credentials’, increase transportation for participants; increase P3s especially for flexibility in alignment.
15) Warriors, of the 26 action steps (which I gave in my latest video), will begin on Page 21 of the Report. Six steps will involve education/credentialing; Four will expand access, equity and career awareness. Three steps will go toward attracting businesses. The largest group belongs to the administration and regulations for apprenticeships and their implementation (which will be no doubt carried by Executive Order 13845’s created National Workforce Council) at 13 steps.
16) The Conclusion of the Report begins on Page 39. The most important information from this section is that businesses, labor unions, non-profits, trade and industry groups, education, and public officials are pleased to answer President Trump’s call to increase this type of programming in America. As Warriors, notice the ‘lifelong learning’ educratic phrase and how education/workforce aligned apprenticeships will break down American silos.
1) From 2017, anopen letterto anyone who teaches CTE. From my heart, hard questions about why anyone would NOT fight what their job is being turned into.
2) From early July 2018, all the reasons WHY we should exercise our American citizenshipresponsibilities to HALT our government in its tracks.
3) From 2016, the Heads Up and Made in AmericaWhite House created initiatives helped ramp up themarriagebetween U.S. Dept. of Education and U.S. Dept. of Labor. (*Note: look at the recent White House events centered around “Made In America”. Consider these events were right around the time the new CTE Law was signed.)
4) From 2017, I invite you to go back and watch the 4 embedded videos to contrast the continued workforce shift unfolding right before our eyes. See how relevantthis information STILL is!
5) From 2015, thispairof articlesshowyou the “Upskilling” going on in America at that time and how it fit into the CCSS Machine’s agenda.
6) From a few days ago, the Women on the Wallconference callwhere Alice Linahan, Mary Black, and I tie CTE to the CBE (Competency Based Education) which is used by the SEL (Social Emotional Learning) to shift our kids values, attitudes, and beliefs.
Driving this all? The United Nations and its SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) use of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) for the global/national economics.
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Warriors, this doesn’t have to be our nation’s epitaph! This doesn’t have to be the future our children face, either. We must, I repeat, MUST, protect our families. How? Listen to the closing moments of the Women on the Wall call.
If you’re like me, you recognize the federal government’s propaganda is about to step up to never before seen proportions. CTE, apprenticeships, and all that goes with them are NOT America’s savior. They are NOT your family’s savior in any way, shape, form, or fashion.
There’s only one Savior in our lives, and it ISN’T aligned workforce based education!
Our Savior IS Jesus Christ.
God save us all as we go on from here. Pick up your swords, my Warriors.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, our Nation has just been shoved further down the ‘river of the damned’ in education.
How? The U.S. Senate, by a voice vote, passed the U.S. House’s“Strengthening Career Tech Education (CTE) in the 21st Century Act”(HR 2353).
By this passage, HR 2353, now advances to our President. The ‘mad dash’ rushing we are seeing play out? Oh, that’s 100% on purpose. Why? Look at the recent events surrounding this: a “Made in the USA”exhibit, Ivanka’s main stream media blitz, the big showcase of CCSS Machine groups surrounding President as he signed a NEW executive order on July 19th.
So, WHY is all the activity hyping up? Think about the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) mandate for ALL education to be ‘aligned to post-secondary readiness’. Then, consider the timeline which all was to be in place by: the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.
Warriors, we are quickly approaching the beginning of that ‘academic’ calendar!!
(To see the complete list of actions for HR 2353, visit this link.)
Think back, my fellow Warriors, we saw the same ‘rush’ job when it was time for ESSA to become law.
Here’s a timeline BEFORE I show you some of the latest information. The timeline will help you better ‘connect the dots’.
**************************************************************************** A Timeline:
If you’d like to see the ‘sales pitch’ from 2014, where CTE was being pumped up by Congress and the CCSS Machine (it’s the featured shot for this article), here it is in full form:
2014: Where the ‘career clusters’ and ‘career readiness’ supporters and their alignment to Common Core were beginning to surface.
2014: The ‘skills gap’ fallacy begins (so to speak.)
Important note: WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) was made into law in 2014. It specifically tied work/labor to education.
2015: The ‘labor reform’ (aligning education to jobs) hits the HEA (Higher Education Act of 2008).
2015: This duo of articles tiesSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) to the WIOA and HEA. As we know STEM is a tool of the United Nations to create global workforces.
(*Note: in 2010, the Obama Administration inserted STEM into education about the same time CCSS rolled into the classrooms. The point? A UN (via the NSF, National Science Foundation) directive: “STEM education for STEM people to have STEM jobs to create a STEM economy for greater global good.”)
2015: The career based high schools begin popping up. Dangerous CCSS Machine groups push them out nationally.
2015: This duo gives you a look at the career‘reassignments’ for adults. The workforce alignment isn’t simply for pre-K to 12th grade, Warriors: Even senior citizens are expected to be aligned!
Important note: ESSA was passed and signed into law by the end of 2015.
By August of 2016, WIOA was well in place, HEA was being discussed to be re-written, and ESSA was just getting off the ground, right? A look back at the truth.
2016: Before Rep. Kline left Congress, he got together with Sen. Alexander one last time to make sure their united efforts would live on in combining academics and workforce.
2016: By the end of 2016, the CCSS Machine was trying to convince us all “CCSS was dead”, that CCR, College and Career Readiness, was the ‘new’ kid on the scene and that our entire communities needed to get on the CCR/CTE ‘bandwagon’.
Back in 2016, the ‘sales pitch set-up’ for America was part of the “Better Way” scheming plan from Congress. Workforce globalism courtesy of Rep. Kline, Sen. Alexander, Rep. Ryan, and more.
To see a more recent Congressional view of CTE from Congress and the CCSS Machine, which shows how well the “Better Way”‘sales pitch’ has worked, look below. (*Note: look for “Better Way” in the “We Have Answers” paragraph.)
2017: The quest for searching out the roots of the UN-directed shift in US education hit ‘pay dirt’ when I uncovered the workforce shifting evidence from Minnesota which dated back to the 1990s! Since, then EVERY State in America has this plan for workforce based learning.
2017: While bills like HR 2353 were getting much attention, here were just a few of the other workforce/education bills designed for complete alignment between education and jobs.
How The Past Has Met The Present:
Warriors, in 2016, I gave you these words, “You CANNOT have CTE without Common Core! No matter who you are. The CCSS Machine has spent years embedding CCSS, CTE (and STEM: Science, Technology, Math, and, Science) into 2 and 4 year colleges, apprenticeships..”
These tentacles embrace EVERY school choice and every citizen.
HOW? The goal is ‘cradle to grave’ workforce. Warriors, we are seeing this play out in present day 2018!!
From the files, is a picture of (then) President-elect Trump’s Plan. Warriors, this is happening right now!
Warriors, the evidence that our President supports CTE is overwhelming. Regardless of how you feel about him personally, the truth is right before us.
As much as it appears the President is turning his back on us, the Vice President is probably doing some sort of happy dance over the CTE expansion. Why would I say that? Again, evidence speaks, NOT my opinion!
The horror and further shoving our nation done the ‘river of the damned’ is that by supporting and expanding CTE, the Trump Administration is supporting and expanding Common Core. Search the archives of campaign rhetoric and you’ll find that supporting and expanding CC wasn’t supposed to be what America got.
Coming To Fruition?!
In 2017, The U.S. Senate brought us a LADDER Act. This Bill was a huge ‘set up’ to globalism workforce AND socialism all in the same ‘place’. How’s that? My article detailed it well. The stark reality, is the most recent (July 19, 2018) Executive Order culled some of the same socialistic bullets from this LADDER! That EO is #13845.
Warriors, note, President Trump is only doing what every other President before him has done: Used his Administration togrease the wheels of progressiveness, socialism, and Marxism. The ‘selling out’ of our freedoms (via education) will also be furthered by future Presidents and their Administrations.
Thus proving what and WHY the CCSS Machine churns on..we are the cogs which they need to make the wheels turn!
(*Note: The Presidential ‘greasiness’ dates back to the 1930s (and further). See the trail.)
It hasn’t mattered who was President or what political party they represent when it comes to ruining real American education. Just look at the timelines which come with all the bogus educratic laws, mandates, and programs: 5 years, 10 years, etc.
For example, HR2353’s impact lasts until at least 2023.
********************************************************************* Sure, all jobs and skills sound and look great, but our freedom is the intended price we’ll be sacrificing. How? Along with all the CCSS Machine workforce based education (which is WHAT CTE is) comes predetermined career tracks, NOT free choice.
The shift being so championed is a UN (United Nations) led one, plain and simple. So, for everyone embracing the expansion of CTE and apprenticeships (which are another global tool in the CCSS Machine’s toolbox), this visual is for you! This is WHAT you are truly embracing.
An Older Trump EO Meets A New One:
In 2017, President Trump signed EO (Executive Order) #13801. This Order expanded apprenticeships, especially at the beck and call of P3s (public private partnerships). Ivanka Trump, during her recent press appearances, kept referring to P-Tech (part of the globally led CCSS Machine’s effort to redesign high schools into worker prep factories). Warriors, remember: ESSA mandated an increase in P3s in K-12 education for ALL school choices!
Warriors, the Task Force which #13801 put into action has been meeting up until recently (2018). It’s job was to come up with ways in which education and jobs were not only ‘joined at the hip’, but the only way to learn. (Remember, the ESSA mandate about ALL education being the same?!) The agenda from #13801 is being carried out in the new #13845 (see the link above).
Here are the 26 Agenda driven ‘suggestions’ from the #13801’s Task Force:
Warriors, #13845 establishes a nation-wide council to oversee and micro-manage not only education, but labor in all 50 States. Does anyone remember that BOTH these federal departments are unconstitutional and therefore ILLEGAL?! The proposed merging of these two as well as the relaxed child labor laws play directly into the expansion of CTE and the apprenticeships!
Lastly, #13845 brings about the shift of education, control, AND, continued loss of individual freedoms! It also brings all the actions of every other related law and program under the thumb of FEDERAL government, not LOCAL control! #13845 brings to life #13801! It INCREASES government!!
Warriors, we must note that the CTE overload, the apprenticeship rush, and the alignment intended for every single citizen is NOT only for students, but the teachers, too.
It’s for Johnny and Suzy, Johnny and Suzy’s parents, and, Johnny and Suzy’s grandparents. This shift is also for Johnny and Suzy’s children. I’ve lots more information I need to share, so watch for an upcoming Facebook Live video from me. I’ll be sure to give you all you need to know to resist this!
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, you know I’m consistently sharing fact based evidence and resources for you to read, dissect, share, and use. From time to time, here on my blog, I’ve taken the liberty to give my opinion. Sometimes, I’ve even gotten creative and shared my thoughts in how the CCSS Machine is ruining us all.
Yes, it’s summer, this usually means some of us, as Warriors, are a bit more relaxed in the War Vs the Core.
However, I’m not one of those who does this. I’ve given you truth upon truth about the agenda which seeks to take ALL students, regardless of age, where they have learned their education, and turn them into globally competent workers.
I know the truth is working, Warriors.
However, it’s not enough. At least from what I see.
So, today, I’ve taken a fictitious stab at ‘exposing’ the agenda among us. Like a picture’s impact which replaces a 1,000 words; fictitious tales can stick with us and impress our actions/reactions.
Think about how many of us still remember Orwell’s “1984”, or the “Jungle” by Sinclair. Most of us know Shakespeare’s words are still used among our language even today.
Fiction has often been used as a way to point out distress in relationships, reveal truths about misuse of government, and, so on.
I’ll warn you, the fictitious letter below, is ‘dark’ in nature. It’s supposed to be. It was inspired by a recent article featured on the KiddyFirst (UK based) article by Dr. Athena Staik.
Her letter is even darker than mine, but it’s about narcissism, not education. I encourage you to read her letter at some point.
The crossover to education really wasn’t that hard to come up with. If you’re not familiar with a narcissist, they can manipulative, an egotist, self-centered, or self-obsessed. As such, we find the CCSS Machine and all its member groups and disciples.
For context, the letter is penned by what I imagine as the workforce based agenda sounding like, as a person. It’s written by ‘him/her’ to all students and teachers in America.
As we know the workforce training agenda respects NO school choice or American citizen. It’s after us all.
If I had to ‘come clean’ with you about my ‘end game’, it would be that you exist for ME. That’s my entire point in steering your devotion to what you think is ‘academic learning’.
I steer you away from your useless imagination, where you’re going those thoughts are petty. When my game is complete, your every thought will be centered on one thing:
My life’s mission is simply this: manipulating you into complete submission. Every time you hear ‘human capital’, that means my plans are working seamlessly. I make you work harder in ALL your school work. The harder you strive, the more I move the mark so you’ll never be truly successful. The more tests and assessments you take or receive makes you more enslaved to me. The more you fail, the stronger my grasp on you becomes.
YOUR EXISTENCE FEEDS MY HUNGER FOR PROFITS
Your joy means NOTHING to me. Your ability to do as you’re told is all I need to support my peace of mind. My plans for you are this: CAN YOU TURN A SCREW? WILL YOU MARCH IN STEP?
Your ‘need’ for math, doesn’t matter. How well you know the periodic table means ‘zilch’. I have complete power over your life every day. I don’t mind if you feel like a ‘cog’. I don’t need you to feel happy.
I crush your innocence under my every step. Your love of American history or fondness for classic literature disgusts me. My power is to train you to fill my chests with gold. I am SUPERIOR to you. I deserve all the GLORY in your demise. YOU are MY possession.
SEEING YOU DEPRIVED OF ACADEMICS FUELS MY PLEASURE
Every time you earn another digital badge, mark off another credential; you’re proving your real worth: WORKFORCE TRAINED MINION.
Those credits you think will be your ‘free ticket’ to personal success?! Hardly worth my energy. I hang these, along with other such trinkets, around my neck. These are trophies to me, of your childhood lost. These are the baubles to show my power of undermining teachers; as well as proof the global economy increases every second.
Yes, MY student/teacher, you ARE my minion. I will keep you on the ‘cradle to grave’ treadmill for the rest of your lives.
Remember, I said, ‘IF I were to come clean’. However, I have no intention of every revealing this to anyone. I will deny every word of this letter, if pressed. I will never stoop to the level of ‘loving you’. I am incapable of love. Where you will end up, love won’t be necessary.”
Workforce Education, aka: Career Tech Education Career Pathways/Clusters/Tracks STEM/STEAM Apprenticeships Learn to Earn Trade Schools (for profit and not for profit) Competency Based Education Future Ready 21st Century Ready College/Career/Life Ready Choice Ready
Warriors, we know sometimes we all need help from those we’ve come to count on. Especially in the War vs the Core.
Today, I’d like to highlight some of my Warrior/Friends efforts to help ALL of us across the nation. Why? A boost during the summer months is needed to keep us sharp and focused.
We’re hearing how some States think CCSS (Common Core State Standards) are gone, or that the leaders in our States declare the Standards ‘dead’.
Heck, we’ve even heard the U.S. Secretary of Education try to pacify us with how ‘dead’Common Core is.
Warriors, we KNOW CCSS lives on in the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). CCSS didn’t go away, it expanded!
To help us stay strong, sign the anti Fed Ed/Labor merger. We’ve only got until the 24th of July to reach 100,000 signatures!
We, the Warriors, know the merger will expand CCSS’s workforce education, not shrink it.
Participate in the upcoming call (free) where you’ll get information on the P3s (Public Private Partnerships) and their “Pay for Success” schemes for education and some other really timely information. (*Note, there are two date choices, the first is July 19th; the second is in December 2018.)
Summer’s no time to slack off our watchdog stance when it comes to education. Thanks for being who you are WHERE you are!
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, how many times have we heard that PL, ‘personalized learning’; especially in this, the ESSA Era (Every Student Succeeds Act); will help our students acquire more AND better information? What about how much the PL will boost their performance levels? It’s been proven that PL is a out and out lie thrust upon parents across the nation.
The ‘better information’ is the SAME information the rest of the non PL students receive. The reality of PL is that it constantly assesses our students with mind-numbing algorithms and agenda.
So, one more ‘virtual’ on-line PL school shouldn’t hurt, should it? After all, it gives the busy parents one more ‘choice’ in how to educate at home OR how to supplement the 7 to 8 hours of school work your student receives in a brick and mortar school!
Oh, yes, I’m absolutely certain Johnny and Suzy will want MORE school work once they get home. ESSA’s mandate for 365, 24/7 on-line access to ANYTHING educational is coming true at harmful speeds.
The problem, Warriors, is what’s being considered ‘educational’ could be OR it may NOT be. It’s like the old saying of ‘if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and, quacks like a duck, then it probably IS a duck.’
In other words, slap the name ‘school’ or ‘educational’ on something and presto-chango..it IS acceptable..especially in the ESSA Era.
However, I believe (based on research) that this type of purposeful deception should be exposed AND avoided.
Warriors, it isn’t the duck which needs to ‘get out’ of our way; it’s the water the duck swims in that we should ‘get out’ of!
This CA based, 2015 corporation can be accessed on-line, here.
For a quick run-down, this on-line, virtual school offers over 3,000 classes. These ‘classes’ are offered over all 7 days of the week, and 24 hours a day. Teachers are located all across the globe.
Here’s the short sales pitching video:
In looking at just a few of the classess offered, I saw “American Girls” (which has aligned to the CCSS Machine), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), pre-algebra, SEL (social emotional learning/grooming), and herbal gardening.
There were tons more offerings. However, what I noticed was those ‘teaching’ are charging parents per pupil (the prices I saw ranged from $89.00 per ‘learner’ to $200.00) for the ‘privilege’ to sit in front of their computers and ‘learn’.(*Note: the SEL teacher’s biography extolled her virtues in leading kids in physical movement while at a brick and mortar school. But how do you ensure a child’s actually moving while on-line?) These fee-based classes run in 4 week, 8 week, or longer sessions. You have to register separately for other sessions.
Look at the ‘fine print’ when signing up for a session of classes and you’ll discover that you’re purchasing the teacher’s materials and therefore cannot receive a refund.
*Why bring up a cost for classes? The main website advertises joining for ‘free’! According to the OutSchool’s terms of agreement, the virtual ‘school’ is really an on-line education marketplace for you to shop!
As part of the OutSchool’s privacyparameters, when you pay for ‘success’ in these classes, the teacher gets to video record your student.
What group or CCSS Machine members are behind OutSchool?
From the OutSchool’s “About Us” page, it appears several young and upcoming CCSS Machine disciples are at the helm of this marketing scheme. For example, one of the key leaders used to work at Testive (a SAT assessment prep group). I exposed Testive’s alignment to Common Core back in 2015. Another leader was previously tied to Cambridge. Cambridge is in on the global data mining and education track.
Below are some of the OutSchool investors:
To see the sources for these investors in undermining true education:
My information on GSV and their plot to rid the US of school boards.
To see the Sesame Street website, that’s here. To see my revealing article about Sesame Street aligning our youngest learners, that article is here.
The Collaborative Fund’swebsite//AltSchool’s resource, then my research on them. (*Note: the embedded article gives you the most recent connections to the educratic takeover as well as the archived look from 2016 on AltSchool’s targeting the Catholic churches.)
Warriors, if you’d like to see what types of sellouts to the CCSS MachineOutSchool is hiring, look here. If you’d like to readWHYOutSchool chose to ‘get out’ of the educratic spotlight, until recently, I’ve provided that for you. Over on SiteJabber, OutSchool has 2 mixed reviews. One from a teacher’s viewpoint, and the other, a homeschooler.
Warriors, how will any school choice be regarded as ‘personalized’ or ‘free from the government’ when the same aligned resources are being embraced?! We cannot treat education as the new ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ when it comes to the CCSS Machine’s overreach into our family homes.
How can we tell folks to get out of one system, only to see the SAME system ensnare them elsewhere, and say little to nothing? We must we the type of Warriors who are fearless in exposing the wrongs.
Much like that OTHER‘marketplace’ offering great deals on health care (until you read the fine print), this educational marketplace needs to be vacated IMMEDIATELY. It offers zero savings and 100% agenda!
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, have you heard about“Ready By 21”?! It’s to ensure ALL students are ready for college/career/life by the time they reach 21 years of age. What group is responsible for Ready? The Forum for Youth Investment. (*Note: we’ll look into them later in this article.)
While ‘Ready By 21’ isn’t new (nor its agenda), it is timely to look into with the recent news that Sec. DeVos believes all American schools should be just like their European counterparts. This DeVos news, of course, is a great supporter of the proposed U.S. Departments of Education and Labor merging, too. I covered that in my last article, as well as a trio of Facebook live videos, too.
Warriors, several nationally recognized groups have shown how the merger is toxic for us. Many independent media shows have also picked up the banner of #nomerger, yet the petition supporting our opposition is crawling along in support.
We MUST get serious about having this petition reach its 100,000 signature goal, otherwise we LOSE an opportunity to be heard in DC!
How does DeVos’s belief mirror support for the merger? That recent article detailed her belief that workforce readiness is far more important than academics.
Other CCSS Machine agenda items about being so much like Europe are:
1) It’s a way to usher in ‘globalism’ or ‘global education for all’;
2) It’s a gentle way to introduce the ‘collectivism’ incorporated into workforce based education and divorce your mind from ‘individualism’.
3) If this is sounding like a lot of United Nations double speak to you, you’re right on target! It is.
However, Warriors, here’s ‘the other shoe’ in relationship to “Ready by 21”; it’s “Credentialed by 26″.
Before I give you more details into 21:26 (as I’ll call it), think about this: the CURRENTEuropean Commission’s Youth Guarantee Program funnels young people through a similar track.
It targets those students of ALL educational choices and backgrounds between the ages of 16 and 24.
Basically, if you’re not in some sort of school training, you’re working for someone else. Why? Because working for yourself doesn’t boost the collective economy near as much as working for local businesses. Think I’m joking? Watch the European Commission’s Youth Guarantee original promotional video:
Warriors, if you’d like to learn more about the European Commission’s ties to the European Union, go here. If you’d like more on how the European Union is tied to the United Nations, go here. For a visual on how these are all tied together:
As far as how all this type of alignment is paid for in America, it’s either tax payer funds or P3 (public private partnerships). Each have many strings to bind our education to a workforce based system.
In Europe, the funds come from 2 places, as well. One way is through the ‘member states’ and their commitment to a collective budget. In the budget are apprenticeships, higher education fees, and more. This YEI (Youth Employment Initiative) not only ‘compliments’ the Guarantee Initiative, but targets regions with low employment. The second way Europe funds all this is the ESF (European Social Fund).
The ESF works on a local, regional, and, national level in ALL employment related programs, agencies, groups, and, businesses across each ‘member state’. It’s main ‘attracting tool’?! Vocational training/school.
Warriors, in America ‘vocational training/school’ was re-branded to Career Tech Education (CTE) with the Perkins Act, the WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Act), as well as ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)! The current re-written versions of the existing HEA (Higher Education Act), also use CTE. What’s more is CTE IS Common Core for workforce ‘human capital’!!
Warriors, how would the U.S. Dept. of Education and U. S. Dept. of Labor’s merger mirror the EU’s funding? It would combine the funding based off the existing funding streams in use by WIOA, ESSA, STEM, Perkins funding, as well as the P3s.
On the State level, we only need to look to our General Assemblies or State Congressional laws/bills. For example, NC has a bill currently waiting on the ‘long session’ to convene where funds for MORE CTE are not only generated off the taxpayer’s backs, but includes federal funds, and P3s, to guarantee all 100 counties have Career Tech Education for more jobs for better economic standing! (*Note: the Bill is called the “Future Ready Student Act”)
If you’ve read my blog for long you may recall I shared with you the NC Prosperity Zones. These Zones play into the workforce aligned education shift. When I shared this awful news back in 2015, I posed the question about this type of educratic overreach creating segregation in our nation. Knowing how the UN’s plan is playing out already in American education, I don’t think it’s a question anymore. I think we have our answer. We know the nation’s been split into CTE based College/Career Ready regions. If we didn’t know better, we’d think this was totally unrelated to the EU’s regionalism. But, then since the EU’s ways are the UN’s ways, we know regionalism is also, a United Nations tool.
Warriors, the question you should ask your State: Is this already in place where I live? The demand we should be making is to HALT the continued alignment of work and education in DC.
Forum for Youth Investment:
Warriors, what you see is a 2011 version of the Forum’s ‘snapshot’ for your student, school, and community. You can find the entire ‘log’ of details, here. I urge you to not only read the entire Plan for ‘stakeholders’, but compare it to the EU’s YEI and ESF. You’ll find they are not so far removed from each other. You’ll also see that the Forum for Youth Investment had partnered with Corporate Voices for Working Families in the 2011 stakeholder’s Plan.
Corporate Voices for Working Families was begun in 2001 with funding from the Marriott Foundation. Other CCSS Machine foundations like the Gates and Kellogg were also helpful. If you’ve heard of the “Learn and Earn” Initiatives across America, this is the source of them.
Warriors, you’ll also want to see the Congressionally mapped out RoI (Return on Investment) information the Forum has on our youth across America. If ever we doubted that our kids were being ‘data raped’, this will help prove it. If you’d like to see the dollar figure attached to your child form this 2017 document, look below:
Oh, and the Forum’s“Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26”? That’s supported by the Gates Foundation. Here’s a screen shot of one of the publications for 21:26:
To access all the archives for “Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26”, go here. To see the October 2018 upcoming Forum conference where you’ll see SEL (social emotional learning) lumped in with all the ‘readiness’, look here. Currently, it appears 3 States are in the Forum’s focus : VA, TN, and, FL. If you live in these 3 States, this is your opportunity to use the current merger petition to fight back!
If you live in other States, you’ll want the complete list of previously targeted States and cities found here. (*For example, NC, where I live had 4 different Ready by 21 programs started between 2009 and 2015. Those programs are firmly in place NOW. For other States, their entire system is a “Ready by 21” one!)
Warriors, we’ve not a second to lose! Every single American from within our borders is in the sights of the CCSS Machine. The Ed/Labor merger plays right into this. The shift for workforce readiness encroaches into every school choice and every home across our nation. It’ll keep going unless we fight back! We cannot simply empty the public schools and think this will go away. We must demand our local, State, and, federal systems completely divorce the United Nations’ systematic demise of our education!
We must realize that NO school choice will escape this ‘readiness’ regime. We certainly know that each of us is worth MORE than a mere $30,000.00! We certainly know that all this violates our U.S. Constitution, our civil rights, AND, our pursuit of happiness! Join us in being a force to be reckoned with when it comes to saving our youth! Stop the scorning of your children.
Hello Anti Fed Ed Warriors! We’re hours away from America’s Independence Day celebrations. While you’re passing around the hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, and drinks, why not pass around a petition as well?!
Independence Day has always been about celebrating freedom.
However, when’s the last time you read the Declaration of Independence? Did you know it has a citizen’s ‘charge’ in it as to what to do with the government should it become ‘against’ the people?!
Warriors, why are we not exercising our RIGHTS to alter government where it concerns education?! Why are we NOT protesting in DROVES about the illegally based U.S. Dept. of Education and U.S. Dept. of Labor merging?!
Sure, we say we KNOW federal overreach in education is wrong, but what are we DOING about it?! Are we waiting for the government fairies to whack DC leaders over the head and HOPE they realize the overreaches are unconstitutionally based?
Are we going to sit and watch our students (and ourselves) be overrun by the CCSS Machine and turned into workforce minions? I encourage you to meet my fictitious family, The Wannabees. They’ll show you exactly HOW the merging of education and labor is as un-American as it can be.
Signing the petition is a great first step to doing something besides acknowledging corruption. We the People could have a choice seat at the ‘table’ to complete our civil duties as citizens!
If you don’t realize just how BAD the merger between Ed and Labor will be for all of US, I urge you to gather the folks around the picnic table and watch this videoWHILE you pass the anti merger petition around! The video is one I’ve featured before and is all about the European Union’s education/labor pipeline. If that’s not enough to set your charcoal on fire, U.S. Secretary of Education, DeVos wants the merger so we CAN be just LIKE those European nations with such systems! (*Note: the Prevent Common Core website I referred to in the archived link above, seems to no longer exist.)
What will really set off your fireworks is this is EXACTLY the same ‘global education for all’ BS the United Nations has been pushing and implementing right under most of America’s noses! This workforce based education is one DeVos and Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, regularly stump for.
Warriors, this Independence Day, make sure your voices are loud, clear, and stronger than your beverage of choice! Sign the petition, get out there, and demand our leaders GET OUTof education! We only have until July 24, 2018 to gather at least 100,000 signatures. As of this writing, 1,480 Americans has said “NO!”. We want education to be academic, not workforce prep. So, there’s our American challenge: can we be Warriors strong enough to exercise our civic duty as laid out in the U.S. Declaration of Independence?!
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, have you ever looked at your children and told them that one day they would grow up and go work for ‘The Man’? Have you ever looked in the mirror and told yourself, ‘Gee, I’m glad I have to earn money for my boss today.”?
Certainly not! What I imagine you’ve told them is the same thing you were told, ‘Go to school, get good grades and then see where life takes you’. For some of us, it was straight to work. Others left and went on to college. Some folks elected to do both, while others took a break and ‘found themselves’ before ‘getting on track’.
Warriors, these were all prerogatives for us. We had some choices, but they were OUR choices. In today’s educratic system, NO ONE has a true prerogative anymore. Some test tells Johnny and/or Suzy what they must complete in school now to work somewhere else later. By the time the kids are in middle school, they already know where their future income is coming from.
For us as grownups? Our future’s just as aligned. We’re told we must update our ‘credentials’ via courses. We’re constantly monitored for ‘quality control’.
Every single education/job move we make isn’t so much about our U.S. Constitutionally guaranteed right to ‘pursue happiness’, it’s about checking off the boxes on a pre-determined list of where we’ll fit in best when it comes to the CCSS Machine.
This type of conformity appears to be the true goal of the merger between the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Labor. However, the conformity doesn’t END there.
We, the Anti Fed Ed Warriors, owe a huge debt of gratitude to a fierce Warrior, Karen Bracken. She created a‘short and sweet’ petitionto protest the planned merger. It wasreleased Sunday, June 24th. As of today, June 27th, the petition has just over 1,000 signatures. Not only did I sign the petition, I’ve joined her in getting the word out as much as humanly possible. While 1,000 citizens speaking up is great, we’ve got to have 100,000 JUST to be recognized by the White House.
Warriors, if we don’t speak LOUDLY, we cannot have a seat at the table to help STOP the merger!! The CCSS Machine cannot be allowed to continue this cycle of robbing our children (and ourselves) of our prerogatives as Americans!
The framework to realign our federal government has a plethora of ways to continue the overreach into our lives. How? The biggest ‘change agent’ on the planet is education. (The source for THAT‘sentiment’? The United Nations)
From what I found and can easily tie back to the CCSS Machine, the framework supporting the President’s Executive Order #13781has close to 20 ways in which education is woven throughout. How?? Jobs and economy. My top 3 (based on research) are below:
Many of the other ways in which the framework supports MORE educratic overreach surfaced back in 2017. When I researched and wrote thatarticle, it was to detail the many federal departments with plans to align education to workforce, NOT simply Education and Labor! The framework for the President’s restructure has some of these same agencies shifting. The danger is simply this:
With existing alignment plans in place, how many will survive the moves to their ‘new homes’??? How many will be strengthened? How many will continue the ‘student data rape’ between the SLDS (Student Longitudinal Data System) and the WQDI (Workforce Quality Data Initiative? Will any of these aligned plans DIE in the moves?
Warriors Speaking Out:
Recently, I made several posts and a few FB live videos to raise the truth about HOWthis type of overreach is playing out. (*Note: my live feeds aren’t professionally created. They are from my heart and passion about helping inform you with TRUTH. Yes, I make mistakes in them. The bottom line is not my popularity, it IS our nation. It IS our children. It IS about us. It IS my duty as an American to stand up and SPEAK OUT!)
There are others speaking out about the fallacy of the merger. The most recent is from my friends and fellow WarriorsatFreedom Project Media. My Warrior friend Nicholas Tampio hasthisto say. If you represent a group and wish to sign a letter directed to the President, go here. Nancy Bailey’s article protesting the merger shows how corporations ‘win’ while our kids suffer. Cheri Kiesecker’s written a scathing look at the merger for Missouri Education Watchdog.
We know Congress is acting like animals in heat over CTE (Career Tech Education) . They’re foaming at the mouth telling the nation how desperately we all need MORECTE in our lives. Below, is what fellow Warrior, Dr. Victoria Young posted on Facebook. (added emphasis is mine)
To see the 2017 article, that’s here. To see the May 2018, go here.
The brutal honest truth is this: CTE is Common Core Workforce Training.
If you think the Ed/Labor merger will ‘bring back vocational schools’ like you may remember them to be, the merger won’t. I’ve shown you through years of research how ‘vocational schools’ were re-branded TOCareer Tech Education. It was when Common Core’s alignment AND standardswere inserted. The merger WILL only INCREASE the amounts of workforce aligned education FOR everyAMERICAN. Not just public K-12th grade students. If you think private education, homeschooling, on-line schooling are exempt, I urge you to realize that BOTH education AND labor will cover preK to grave for every American.
American education has been creating ‘new levels of mediocrity’ since the U. S. Ed Dept was created. The merger will create an even newer level of conformity with workforce training taking the place of academics.
The merger will do exactly what I’ve warned you before: scatter education programs like cockroaches all over DC. As hard as it would be to close U.S. Dept. of Ed and U.S. Dept. of Labor, RIGHT now, merging will bury ALL the overreaches so we may NEVER be free of federal overreaches!!The best plan, is REPEAL ESSA first, Restore FERPA, THEN begin to close the illegally based departments DOWN!
DC is convinced that ALL education is workforce development, therefore all education must be aligned. Forget Johnny’s or Suzy’s ability to think freely or read well. Forget your ability to be able to pursue your own happiness. The goal is conformity for economic gain.
Warriors, don’t let another minute pass..go to the petition page, sign, confirm, and share!! A whopping 84% of Americans opposed Common Core and the federal overreach. Where are you now?! Don’t let your child’s prerogatives die at the hands of Congress. Don’t allow your freedoms to be sacrificed at the corporate altar.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, just a few days ago, I posted an article where I told you I’d be going more in depth about charter schools. That article revealed how charter schools are being used as tools to indoctrinate our students with CTE (Career Tech Education) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
However, before I get to the more in-depth information about charters, I want to plant this thought in your minds. Let this thought stick with you for the rest of the traditional summer break. Let it ruminate in your heart and then act upon whatever conclusion you come to.
Why are our schools becoming the fastest growing franchise in America?!
If you were to compare fast food franchise growth to how quickly our schools are becoming franchises, you would realize we’ve been lied to. You would be angry. You’d want to take your children back home.
Have I Lost My Fries?!
Warriors, before you think I’m a few fries short of a full order, I really hope you can understand my contrast. If you’ve been to one fast food restaurant, you know that no matter where you go, the food will be the same, the layout will more than likely be the same, the prices will be very similar, too. You also know the food has a taste which is the same, so this means the same suppliers and preparation of the food will be the same everywhere else. The only, and I do mean ONLY difference is the location of each fast food restaurant.
Now, flip this to education, especially in the ‘ESSA Era’ or the Every Student Succeeds Act Era. You’ve heard me state it hear and on every radio interview and social media post I can, that due to ESSA’s mandate for ALL education to be aligned to the same standards (post-secondary readiness as laid out by WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), that no school choice is safe.
Every State is a franchise location of the ESSA law. With ESSA law comes ESSA mandates. These mandates include charter schools, both public and private.
The Charter School “Hearing”:
Warriors, as I told you in my previous article, the recent (June 13th) Education and Workforce Committee (U.S. House of Representatives) was all about how powerful charter schools in the US are.
Once again, here’s the link to the archived ‘hearing’. Now, why do I have hearing in quotes. Well, if you listen to the entire archive you’ll hear the meeting called a ‘hearing’, a ‘conversation’, and other descriptions. (*Note: the Ed/Workforce Press Release called the meeting a ‘discussion’.)
Much like the previous article featuring this archive, I’m not going to tell you every blow by blow comment. BUT you do need to see the notes I took and am sharing below.
As you know, Rep. Virginia Foxx heads up the Ed/Workforce Committee. She has stated several times that ‘ALL education is Career Tech Education’, so to see her heading up a hearing on charter schools was interesting, to say the least.
From Foxx’s Opening Statement, she pointed to the overplayed ‘zip code’ and how it needs to suggest more ‘school choice’. She pointed out how ESSA was/is to maintain and EXPAND charter schools of all kinds. Also mentioned were the ‘student outcomes’ and how charters are a type of savior or lifeline for our students. How? Their ‘lifelong love of learning’ will be more secure.
Strange, all this sentiment coming from the Congress member who has proclaimed ALL education is CTE and that because of that, it’s all workforce development!
However, weigh into this that almost every Congress member supportive of ESSA has said they were holding out for ESSA to be implemented EXACTLY as written. Maybe NOW we can see why they’d hold that ‘opinion’. One thing’s for certain, by being SO supportive of all the CCSS Machine alignment in education, the Congress members are revealing their true allegiance is not to America or to her citizens. It’s more toward globalization.
From Co-Chair Rep. Scott (VA) and his opening comments: charters will ‘fix’ dismal public education. There needs to be an increase in federal funding across the nation (in every community) for more charters (that’s already an ESSA mandate). About the 39:29 minute mark, you’ll hear Scott be the first (among many others at the hearing) who told us their job isn’t representing the citizens (their voters) but ‘policy-making’.
No Congress members job is to establish or make policy, their jobs are to create legislation to become law as per the will of the people.
You’ll also hear Rep. Scott mis-peak about America’s role. (40:31). He’s the first of many to make this same error. Warriors, we are NOT a democracy, we ARE a Constitutional republic! (I guess the fact Congress members cannot distinguish between democracy and republic should alarm us all). What should concern us as well, is that Rep. Scott (and others) believe that public schools, including public charters are the ‘bedrock of our democracy’. Scott goes on to thank Sec. of Education DeVos for giving us a ‘good glimpse at the free market public education system’.
Near the 44:55 time mark, ESSA will strengthen all charters regulations and accountability. Shortly after this, Scott told us all that ‘we now have more choices than ever before’, then added that America’s looking at choice from around the world. (No, America should be looking to the parents, the students, the teachers, the taxpayers.)
Rep. Scott did state that ‘the more flexible the school system, the more strength is needed for policy’. Any ‘choice devoid of strong policy will not work’.
Enter the “Witnesses”:
Rees is with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (my previous article details how the NAPCS is tied to the CCSS Machine).
Richmond is with the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. Among the NACSA Board members, you’ll find NM’s former State Superintendent Skandera (A huge CCSS/CTE disciple). Among the Advisory Board? Nina Rees and representatives from the Gates Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and others. From their IRS 990 form, I found what appears to be a tie to the U.S. Dept. of Ed’s National Charter School Resource Center (also featured in the previous article as a funder for the NAPCS.) You’ll also find an NC based organization called “Public Impact, LLC” among the NACSA’s 5 top most compensated contractors. (*Note: Public Impact, LLCcites an AIR-Brookings study, so we know they are a CCSS Machine member group, too.)
Warriors, you’ll find the Gates Foundation gave a $2 million grant to the NACSA in 2017.
(*Note: the U.S. Dept. of Ed’s National Charter School Resource Center is funneled through another group called Safal Partners. Safal is a TX based education management consulting firm. If you’d like to see their Charter School Closureguide, find it here. Be sure to look at those presenting information and what States they are from.)
Dr. West is with Harvard University as well as the editor-in-chief for “Education Next”. (*Note: I have scores of articles on Harvard’s alignment to the CCSS Machine, especially in the global and student data raping topics.)
To see Finn’s ties to Fordham, look for bullet point #1.
Warriors, go back and listen/watch the hearing. You’ll hear plenty of CCSS Machine rhetoric. However, the final and BIGGEST revelation spoken during this dog and pony show (aka ‘hearing’) came from Mr. Richmond. You’ll find it near the 1:14:17 time mark.
Rep. Guthrie (KY) was asking him a question about the charter school process. Richmond’s response was ‘every charter is a public school in every State’. He went on to say there are federal charter school grant programs which State apply for help.
Richmond purposefully made no effort to distinguish between public and private charter schools. Why? Because, per ESSA, ALL education is to be the same (aka a ‘franchise’).
I repeat, ‘every charter is a public school in every State’.
Warriors, I urge you, listen, watch, then act to remove your children from ANY of the taxpayer funded schools and programs. With the looming news of the U.S. Depts of Ed and Labor to possibly merge, it’s dire to act NOW!
We already know that ESSA’s mandate for education isn’t academic prowess, it’s workforce training. This merger will complete that..for charters, traditional schools, private schools, homeschools, and, at every age level. So higher education and trade schools will be no better.
If you’re wondering why I chose the word ‘franchise’ for this article, the word is a synonym for ‘charter’. Go back to my original thought I wanted you to ponder over.
Do you see?!
You may feel hopeless, but don’t, there are more citizens than politicians, so let’s work together to protect our students.