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Know Thy Neighbor

Anti Fed Ed Warriors ~ we must be on guard at all times and keep our eyes open.
Another popular Diva post, “Whoa, Neighbor!“, reveals an example of who is promoting community engagement programs with the goal of peering further into our private lives.  Keep an eye out folks, you don’t just hand anyone the keys to your home.

~ posted by MK for the Diva


Whoa, Neighbor!

Ushered in via the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act): Title 4 Funding’s “wrap arounds” and more Promise Neighbors.

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, what I’m about to share happened to me this past weekend. I got a seemingly harmless piece of mail. It was geared for my neighborhood and looked like a great way to get involved. I mean, after all, how many of us know to fight our War Vs the Core, we need to be locally minded first, then, venture out.

ESSA In Our Communities:

Below, is the letter I received. Notice how it states we can keep up with crime, safety, find our pets, etc. Nowhere do you see ‘school’ or “education”.

But, after digging into just who/what “Nextdoor” is, I found it’s VERY much in education. To the point it’s partnering with schools to breed community engagement. Something ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) embedded as a mandate.

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Where in ESSA is the ‘community engagement’ language?
You’ll find ‘community’ 170 times.
You’ll also find community is involved in Sections 4001-4206 (21st Century Community Learning Centers); Sections 4501-4506 (Family Engagement), and, Section 4611 (Ed Research, Sub-part 2 Community Support for School Success), Section 4624 (Promise Neighborhoods), Section 4625 (Full service community schools), and ‘community colleges’, which are written throughout the law.

Back in 2018, I showed you how NC (where I live) has annual conferences to embed the community in education. In that article the Community in Education Conference was centered on ‘building capacity’ via ‘innovations’. This year’s was “personalized learning”.  Look in your State for similar programs.

The Nextdoor Company:

Warriors, you can access the website here.

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From their Press Release section: “Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Nextdoor is a privately held company with the backing of prominent investors, including Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Tiger Global Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and others.”

So, how did I find Nextdoor in our schools? I did a general search.

The NY Times published in 2018, how the company can be used in politics. We know politics and education intertwine.

In 2015, the Tennessean published that Metro Nashville Public Schools became the first school district in the nation to partner with Nextdoor for a broader sense of community involvement in education.

If you look at one of the co-founders of Nextdoor, you’ll see she’s got ties to both Harvard and Microsoft, two huge CCSS Machine member groups. You’ll also see service on a MA school board.

When you think about the need for verification of address, that should alarm you. Why? It means your home address is being tracked. It’s not a far jump to remember that these on-line companies also can benefit from the smart devices students bring home which have been issued at schools.

Also consider that since FEMA and NOAA are also CCSS Machine member federal agencies/programs, it’s not a far stretch to think HUD (also among the federal CCSS Machine member agencies) will become involved with address and home ownership verification.

While it doesn’t appear Nextdoor is that creepy yet, it never hurts to be proactive. I do know that there has been talk about one day down the road, Nextdoor could be among internet providers. We KNOW that means massive trouble as far as personal data, especially when combined with school partners.

This “How Stuff Works” article points out that Nextdoor has had issues with racial profiling, but it working on it. The article also explains how services like Nextdoor have a niche market. How will privacy laws like FEPA (Foundations for Evidence-based Policy-making) factor in? What about the bullying aspect? If racial profiling’s an issue, how in the name of all that’s holy, will school partners prevent terrible behavior? What about hacking the neighborhood or school information?

To answer some of these questions, as well as to learn (page 7) how NextDoor owns your data once it’s supplied, the Ga Tech Study will be handy. In the GT Study are 13 references to data.

In 2017, CNBC reported Nextdoor was worth over $1 billion dollars in venture capital. Warriors, venture capitalists HATE local control in education. At least the CCSS Machine member venture capitalists like Netflix, Global Silicon Valley, etc.

Speaking of GSV (Global Silicon Valley), Nextdoor is among the Top 10 performers of  the GSV portfolio. So, all that data and those privacy concerns ARE a big deal after all!

Below are just a FEW of the education related groups also in the GSV portfolio. Since Nextdoor is too, I connected them for you.

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If you’d like to see all my previous research and articles on GSV, go here.

One last thought, Warriors, Nextdoor and police departments partner together in several cities. Have you seen the large net law enforcement has, thanks to ESSA’s ‘school safety’ mandates? “Law enforcement” is embedded 6 times. Most are the student’s safety, but, we also know that lots of data sharing will take place. Again, with laws like FEPA, law enforcement agencies were given an increase in the amount of information they can collect and share. FEPA is also a back door to removing our 2nd Amendment rights.

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Closing:

Warriors, in this day and age, take NOTHING at face value. I’m glad I did some digging into my neighborhood ‘watch’. Now that you know, warn someone who uses Nextdoor. Talk with someone considering it. They’re in for much more than a simple, ‘let’s be neighbors’ chat.

grumpycat                                                       (photo from grumpycats.com)

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Blindly Leading

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, “Earth Day” was just a few days ago, and “Earth Week”  ended on April 19th, 2019. While I will eventually tie this back to education and the CCSS Machine, bear with me…

Both “Earth” events are totally in sync with the UN’s SDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals). If you didn’t know this, “Earth Week” has been around since 1988. “Earth Day”, since 1970.

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But, wait, the SDGs came years later, how can any alignment be true? According to the “About Us” on the official Earth Day website (embedded above), the entire movement went global by 1990. About 190 countries hopped on the ‘environmental savior complex’ bandwagon.

In 2005, this archived blog article mentions the march to climate change’s root: The Earth Summit of 1992 in Brazil. (Where Agenda 21 first surfaced).
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****Let me pause here to state that I am not suggesting we have no environmental issues. We do; however, prudent and wise ways in which to deal with them have been replaced by quasi-scientific, subjective findings which millions are swallowing just as quickly as if it were the best drinks in town.

There are also two facts which have been totally overlooked and proven by Christian scientists and Bible experts:
a) God created this world and as such, supplies all the natural resources. Residents of the Earth, were told misuse of natural resources wouldn’t be good. However, no where in Scripture did it state running OUT of natural resources before the 2nd Coming of Christ.
b) God charged us with stewardship of the Earth (ie: taking care of it). Believers were also encouraged to do so out of love, not coercion.
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Sustainability is totally different. It is forcing an agenda of ‘innovation’ for new ways to create resources. Resources we have no business creating. Ways which are proving to be more harmful or dangerous than helpful.

This article from Technocracy News even gives you ways to spot the climate change propaganda. It also shares WHY the UN is pushing this envelope.

Even for some of those who do not believe in ‘God’s supply’ have acknowledged that sustainability tied to the climate change is a farce and will harm us tremendously more than if we simple exercises stewardship.

This website even calls climate change a ‘culture war’. One which 2019 politicians are all too happy to magnify.

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Warriors. For the remainder of this article, I want to lay out a a trail for you which leads us to the 116th Congress and Senate Bill 729 (Sen. Schumer, NY).

From 2008:

Seeking to find the truth after former Vice President Gore declared a ‘global emergency’, was this Senate report. Very credible scientists were included.

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(Source; emphasis added is mine)

Sure, we know VP Gore was a Democrat, but look at the 116th Congress and BOTH Republicans AND Democrats are preaching the gospel of peril and doom for the world. WHY? What’s changed?

Evidence suggests it’s a combination of influences. (subjective research, propaganda, and fear.)

We have seen Congress go from ‘let’s find the truth’ to ‘let’s censure truth’.

From 2019:
Sen. Schumer
(NY) is the sponsor of this bill. There are 16 co-sponsors. Two are 2020 Presidential candidates (Sen. Booker and Sen. Klobuchar). This Bill has no short title, but is worded so that the Senate AND the House will unite on this. So, what IS the name of S729?

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S 729 doesn’t allow for research which would confirm or deny TRUTH. It only wants the ‘scientific consensus’ about climate change to be the truth. Why is that a problem? Because, as in 2008 until 2019, the scientific consensus has not been 100% united in findings or beliefs!

Right now, Sen. Schumer’s bill is on the Senate Calendar, item #35.

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Congress.gov has a website video explaining what it means when a Bill is on the calendar. According to the video, calendar items may or may not ever be heard on the floor, BUT, it depends on the topic. Warriors, it doesn’t take rocket science to know ‘climate change’ is a HUGE topic. We also know (as it was featured in my “The Prudence Files” series) that ‘greening up the US’ (‘climate change’) is a BIG issue for all 20 Candidates, including our current President. If you look at their platforms, each of those seeking the Oval Office have a plan for their ideas. Take the time to read those ideas and they are ALL the same!

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What Does S 729 Do?

Warriors, beside from prohibiting use of taxpayer funds to study the validity and course of action based off results, S 729 ties back to 2 other federal laws
A) The Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965, amended 2018.
B) The United Global Change Research Act of 1990

What did “A” set out? A plan for the US to find ways to reduce waste, especially dumping sites. By being amended, that ‘innovation’ shift was added. This means that not only do we need to reduce waste, we need to re-purpose the waste. It also put the EPA in charge as the ONE agency which would administer any programs, initiatives, or activities for solid waste.

In S 729, Sect. 1004 of The Solid Waste law is cited. That section is the definitions for every conceivable way in which waste disposal and all that connects to it can be adjusted to fit an agenda.

What did “B” set out? This law created 4 year reviews of the effects on global changes. What would be reviewed? Agriculture, the natural environment of America, our energy production and use, our land and water resources, our transportation system, Americans health and welfare, American social systems and our bio-diversity. Here’s the 2014 (latest available) of the US Assessments by region.
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IF you are curious how much the research for global change has cost We the People, this is the latest set of figures.

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In S 729, Sect. 106 of the Global Change law is cited. That section is described directly above. What’s troubling, is the 1990 Act required research to be conducted, yet S 729 is prohibiting federal funds. Does this mean corporate or private funds CAN be used? If so, how will the objectivity be assured for the nation?

If you’d like to see the Climate Science Watch’s 2017 Report showing the (then) latest information from the 4 year review, go here.

Sen. Schumer’s Globalism Roots:

Warriors, it’s no secret that Sen. Schumer supports global citizenship. Back in 2017, I showed you the party outside the G20 meeting.  That party featured singer Shakira as a global citizen ‘ambassador’. In my follow up article to that, I showed you Sen. Schumer’s big tent outside that same G20 meeting. In both those articles, the ties to our students was very obvious.

schumerFrom Open Secrets, you can find that before the President became the President, he regularly financially supported Sen. Schumer.
Also from Open Secrets, Sen. Schumer’s biggest campaign donors included: Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Big Insurance, Big Lobbyists, Big Law, Big Investors, and, Big Pharma

Related Resources:

If you’d like to see how the SDGs are becoming the ‘new’ social contract, watch this video. You’ll see a representative of Goldman Sachs, actor Forest Whitaker,  a representative from Unilever, and, Shakira.

If you’d like to see Sen. Schumer’s full support and advocacy of the New Green Deal, go here.

For how Unilever is in on the SDGs and mental health overreaches (inside and outside education), go here.

How the Green Deal, new or not, has and is impacting education.

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Lastly, from the Earth Day website, this about Next Gen Science Standards (oh, and they love CCSS, too.)

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Closing:

Warriors, I’m all for reducing our taxpayer abuse, however, I do not feel Congress should prohibit study funds in this instance. If we’re going to skew our laws to only fit one side of the coin, how is that liberty? How is it exercising truth and justice? Where is our freedom to know and decide for ourselves?

When truth is one sided, how does this help our students?

So, if you or someone you know wants to accept the global warming truth, that’s your choice, but it is NOT the government job to dictate it to us.

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When “Choice” Really Means “Confinement”

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, this is my second article on the federal overreach into education by the 116th Congress.

So, far we’ve seen the HR 62’s grab for our little learners with shifting Head Start and Early Head Start funds to block grants your Governor’s will be in charge of. The hidden in plain sight agenda there? “School choice”, especially via vouchers for low-income families.
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Since ESSA codified Common Core and ALL that goes with it, let’s remember what ‘school choice’ REALLY looks like in 2019:

 

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For today’s article, it’s HR 69, the ‘‘Ending Common Core  and Expanding School Choice Act’’.
This bill is 6 pages long and is sponsored by Rep. Bill Riggs from AZ. There’s one co-sponsor from CO (Rep. Doug Lamborn).
HR 69 is in the hands of the House’s Education and Labor Committee.

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Warriors
, before you break out the champagne and burn your anti Common Core t-shirts, let’s dig into this Bill as well as some breaking announcements from around the education news circuits which connect to ‘ending Common Core’.

 NO State has gotten rid of Common Core, it’s re-brands, assessments, resources, curriculum, professional development, etc. The ‘name’Common Core might be missing, but it is still there. You know it’s been proven repeatedly on my blog and others!
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SO, does HR 69 get rid of Common Core or does it champion school choice?! Look at these tweets from Rep. Biggs. Do you see what’s missing?

From Jan. 24, 2019:

On the 25th of January, rather than promote the HR 69’s intent to “End Common Core”, Biggs once again touts ‘school choice’. Warriors, don’t you think if your Bill had the first three words as “Ending Common Core” that you’d shout it from the mountain tops?!


In this Tweet, near the time HR 69 was introduced in the 116th (1/3/19), note the promise Biggs felt was honored:

 

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First up: The Fine Print:


Warriors,  HR 69 has “End Common Core” in its title, but does it REALLY end CCSS?!
Let’s find out!

As I stated, this bill is only 6 pages long, the first 3 and 1/2 pages are devoted to expanding school choice via ‘money following the child’ schemes.

HR 69 also is targeting the money toward low-income families. This is dangerous in the false hope it gives. Money following the child is a worn out CCSS Machine tactic to attract those outside the current education system and draws them in, only to be trapped in the alignment. Homeschoolers are also among those targeted by ‘school choice’.

On Page 4, nearly at the bottom is ONE paragraph devoted to actually mentioning ‘Common Core’ and its supposed end.
But look how Rep. Biggs worded it. This, is not only a deception, it’s a waste of taxpayer money to even print this Bill!

Warriors, if you cannot read the excerpt from the bottom of Page 4, here it is, along with the balance of the paragraph on Page 5:
‘‘SEC. 1113. RULES OF CONSTRUCTION.  ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—No officer or employee of the  Federal Government shall, through grants, contracts, or other cooperative agreements, mandate, direct, or control  a State, local educational agency, or school’s specific instructional content, academic standards and assessments, curricula, or program of instruction (including any requirement, direction, or mandate to adopt the Common
 Core State Standards developed under the Common Core State Standards Initiative, any other academic standards  common to a significant number of States, or any assessment, instructional content, or curriculum aligned to such  standards), nor shall anything in this Act be construed to authorize such officer or employee to do so. “

As I stated in the screen shot, there’s no need to stress that States are not to be forced into ADOPTING Common Core, that has already happened via RttT (Race to the Top) AND ESSA!

ESSA also removes ‘school choice’ as we knew it. How? The mandate for all education to be aligned to the same workforce based standards (teaching, resources, assessments, and, curricula) as laid out by WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act).

HSLDA Joins Jeb’s Yellow Scarves:

Warriors, back in 2018, I published an article which featured a scathing expose on Jeb Bush’s involvement with National School Choice Week and the iconic yellow scarves used to signify support.

Congress has embraced this annual CCSS Machine laced week. Rep. Biggs, among them. However, he is far from the only Congress member who supports and (falsely) believes ‘choice’ (meaning the type of education learned/taught) still exists.

Since ESSA’s passage, ‘choice’ is only applicable to location. So, those very so-called champions of education who keep telling the nation education isn’t defined by zip code, are in essence, MAKING education defined by zip codes. The very agenda they say they ‘hate’ is one they are backing 100%. Will we continue to support these double-speaking educrats?!

Remember, earlier I stated homeschoolers were being drawn in the school choice debacle?

HSLDA, Homeschool Legal Defense Association has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight. In this HSLDA press release you see how the organization is using ‘school choice’ to equate to educational freedoms. Sure, back before ESSA, we had educational freedoms. A few still exist, but, Warriors, the longer we see the ESSA mandates continue to increase (like those in-visits and the birth to 5 yrs overreaches), the freedoms will totally disappear.

Warriors, if you look more closely to what other CCSS Machine items HSLDA supports, you may be surprised. What may those be? Career Technical Education, education savings accounts, apprenticeships, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  Frankly, I’m glad to see HSLDA remove all the behind the scenes support for the CCSS Machine and come out blazing. It means all the illusions of the past few years have been shattered.

 

CCSS/CTE impacts ALL educational choices, don’t be fooled!

Here Comes Betsy!

On January 23rd, during “School Choice Week” Sec. of Education, DeVos was reported as saying it’s imperative Congress support school vouchers and thereby school choice. The Daily Signal’s article tells the entire story.

In January, and on the U.S. Dept. of Education’s blog, a ‘myth vs fact’ guide to ‘school choice’ has been provided. However, it paints those opposed to school choice as somehow the problem. How like the federal government to point the finger at citizens rather than admit the reality of THEIR lies.

Related Resources:
1) To see the Paradise Valley Community College/Chamber of Commerce connections which connect to the AZ charter school featured in the first Biggs Tweet picture, go here. To see the AZ Chamber of Commerce News about this, go here.
2) Paradise Community College is a part of the Maricopa Community College District in Phoenix, AZ. Maricopa Community College District is tied to the League for Innovation in Community Colleges (LICC). LICC has received grant awards from the Gates Foundation. LICC also has Pearson Publishing and WalMart (among others) as partners. LICC also is a nationwide organization.
3) To read Rep. Biggs’ “Freedom Friday” post about HR 69, that’s located here.
4) To see Rep. Lamborn’s pro-ESSA stance, as well as his belief in school vouchers and ESAs (education savings accounts), read this.
5) Rep. Biggs’ Campaign contributions show that the Koch Industries (as in Koch Brothers, part of the CCSS Machine) was among the funding groups.
6) To see my collection of HOW many ways the CCSS Machine has already infiltrated homeschooling, go here.
7) Since the CCSS Machine’s ultimate goal is total control of our children (and ourselves), we see parental rights eroding a bit slower than school choice is disappearing. We know the ESSA mandates for family involvement and student success mean those in-home tracking visits (see the very first part of this article).
However, Illinois has just shared that a bill which FURTHER takes parental rights away is in the works. The Bill also will factor directly into home visits and family involvement. It’s called the Parental Bullying Bill.  The way in which this Bill will also add to the CCSS Machine’s control of children is through ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and mental/behavior health interventions. Most certainly all this will be included in ‘school choice’ options. (*Note: I am not condoning parental bullying in its true form, however, the broad strokes being used against parents needs to be of concern.)

Closing:

Warriors, my next article in the latest Congressional overreaches will look at the increase in educratic powers the NSF, National Science Foundation, is set for.

 

Current Nat’l Science Foundation work for CCSS includes professional development (for the teachers, leaders), infrastructure (computers, software), research (as in mind, education, etc.) and assessments (tests that measure)

 

Close To Home

Hello, my dear Anti Fed Ed Warriors! Have you heard in the main stream media that “Common Core” is behind us? Maybe you’ve heard the phrase that “Common Core is dead”

Since those words are meant to divide those of us fighting to preserve REAL school choices (which we have now AND include private education). In many of the United States, home education (aka: homeschooling) is ‘protected’ by being included in private education.

We’ve also been able to prove MANY times over that not only is “Common Core” still alive and in use, it has reached over into private schools of all kinds, INCLUDING home education. If you are new to my blog, you may have missed the many articles I’m written after researching HOW “Common Core” has infiltrated our homeschoolers’ community. 
(*Note: I’ll be happy to provide any of the articles you may need. Please let me know via the comment section following this article.)

Since we are in the ESSA* era (as I have come to call the education reform’s latest time period), you may find this article the MOST helpful.
(*Note: ESSA is short for “Every Student Succeeds Act”.)

From another of my researched articles showing how ESSA will render ‘school choice’ as null and void, this image:

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So, what is the LATEST I can share with you about ESSA, Common Core, and homeschooling? Read on, my Warriors…

NC Leads the Alignment Way…Again!

Look at this image I took from my local newspaper.

Fed Up

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My Fellow Anti Fed Ed/Common Core Warriors,

As you may (or may not) know, my Mom died April 2, 2017. As you also know, I’ve shared bits and pieces of her disease with you along the way. She is now free from Alzheimer’s.

We have much more War Vs the Core research and activism to complete, my Warrior friends. Fight on , we shall.

I must complete a few more details in the next few days. Saying ‘goodbye until we meet again’ to my Mom, will be some of the very last steps in my caretaker journey.
Until my return to you, please, use this Blog to continue to actively circulate any shred of evidence you need to help wipe out the CCSS Machine.

As soon as I am able, I will return.

If you didn’t see the article I wrote which compared the overreaching destruction of the CCSS Machine to Alzheimer’s, here it is.

Be sure to circulate the graphic above. When you do, tell them the Diva sent you!

Finally, my Warriors, I thank you for all your support, love, prayers, and dedication.