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Lost Somewhere On The Road

To my fellow Anti Fed Ed Warriors, do you know where we are? Do you know where we’re going? Before you think I’ve totally lost my mind, I do have a couple of reasons for asking these two questions.

A) We’ve just passed the 3rd anniversary of the signing of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) into law. Of course, this was after both chambers of Congress sold our students, teachers, schools, and, taxpayers down the river. Let me see if I can illustrate the importance of how ESSA has failed us, even before the ink was dry on the paper.

From a recent conversation with my fellow Anti Fed Ed Warrior, Betty:
“We’re not better off now than we were before ESSA.” When I asked her exactly what she meant, she told me it was much like attending a Tupperware party. You’re invited to someone’s home, you see the products demonstrated and well those tight fitting lids adhere to their containers.

You hear how great this is in protecting your food and you can save money. Then, you place an order. You take the product home, expressing to your family how great this will be in protecting food and saving money. When you take out your shiny new Tupperware container and lid, you can’t get the seal to adhere properly, no matter how much you try. You repeatedly try to get your Tupperware to perform exactly as the sales professional showed you. Nothing. Frustrated, you sit down in defeat and realize, you haven’t saved money. You haven’t been able to protect the food, so it spoils anyway.
Warriors, apply this concept to education in the ESSA Era.
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B) We’re also about the see a new session of Congress take hold in America. Where will that lead us? If it’s anything like the outgoing session, it’s one step closer to more UN (United Nations) control, especially in education aligned to workforce.

To Congress, We the People are as lost as can be and can only be saved by their control. For We the People, we know where our nation is heading much better than we’re given credit for.

The U.N.’s Upset:

Warriors, did you know that in October of this year (2018) the U.N. was featured in an article where the organization was actually quite upset that their precious SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) 2030 target for complete control is ‘way off track’?!

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The article also goes on to point out that there are a lot of pessimistic views that by 2030, the global alignment will be complete. The article also lays out how determined the U.N. is to force everyone into the SDGs.

Frankly, I could care less that the U.N.’s upset or that they are trying to pass off the SDGs as ‘aspirational’. If you’ve read the Goals, seen the massive amounts of federal and State level legislation implementing the SDGs, you know these Goals are directives and/or mandates.
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I know, Warriors, we hate those SDGs, especially after seeing how much damage they’ve done to education.
The SDGs have been woven into American education well before ESSA, but did you know some of the ESSA mandates echo the U.N.’s SDGs?
In some instances, almost word for word!

ESSA certainly upped the ante on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math).  To those of us fighting the CCSS Machine, we know STEM is 100% an educational tool being used against us. Not only in education, but in our communities. We anti Fed Ed Warriors know STEM is directly from the SDGs.

BUT, ESSA also upped the ante on workforce aligned education. That, too, my Warriors, is 100% U.N. directed. You can’t have a global unity without a unified workforce. You can’t have a ‘greater good’ if some of your workers are conformed.

This leads to WHY we shouldn’t disregard the U.N.’s disappointment…

I’m not suggesting we, as Warriors, be afraid of the U.N. I’m pointing out where we need to armed and ready for where the U.N. re-directs its efforts to align American education.

I’m showing you where to look to see HOW the U.N. attacks America, as a freedom-loving nation. As long as we are tied to the U.N. in ANY way, we are a member-state. As such, we must comply.

Also from the article (above) there’s one example for compliance. It’s  the fact that in Ghana, a national ID program has been rolled out to create better access to health care, education, etc. (Sound familiar?) However, with a national ID card, you’re also much easier to data track.

Which is why the other facts from the article are important. They show how hungry for personal private data the U.N. is; how big data is here to stay; how groups like the Gates Foundation Goalkeepers are helping the SDGs along. Warriors, we cannot assume that because the U. N. hasn’t gotten what it wants up until now, that we’ll be safe. Hardly. We must stay feisty. We must remain alert and pro-active.

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Make NO mistake: it has been a calculated plan for STEM and Common Core to be directly related.

Where Else The Road Leads:

Recently, I was researching for an interview about the U.N.’s overreach into American Education. I found the trail leads to a couple of places you Warriors may know (or may not). The latest FAFSA information for those students wanting to go to college (or are being forced to fill the form out to graduate high school) contains all kinds of information which could be another article all by itself. However, as many times as the College Board is mentioned, I looked at bit closer. Buried in the College Board’s fine print for taking the SAT exams is this:

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(The College Board document can be found here. The added emphasis you see is from the UNESCO Archives as well as the U.S. State Dept. Archives.

If you wish to see where else UNESCO Coupons are issued or accepted, visit here.
To see the complete list of USA UNESCO Coupons suppliers and those groups accepting them, find that here. Warriors, you’ll be armed with the knowledge that some key CCSS Machine groups are in the UNESCO Coupon system.

Another road stop? The UNESCO ASPNet, spread across the globe. Here in the USA, 27 States and the District of Columbia are members of this network. What’s ASPNet?
The U.N.’s Associated School Project Network.

ASPNet was founded in 1953 to encourage world-wide peace and international understanding. Now, I couldn’t find out how many US schools have been in this program since its inception, but I can tell you that in 2018, there are 52 ASPNet Schools.
Eighteen States and D.C. are involved: FL, NY, WY, MD, PA, CT, WI, VA, CA, NJ, LA, MA, OH, MT, MN, GA, VT, HI, NH, and DC. These schools range from preK to college.

What’s ASPNet’s Goal? It’s nothing more than a front for global citizenship grooming:

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Warriors, if you’ve not seen the Global Citizen Pledge (which will replace the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance) here it is:

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Closing:

For all it’s supposed unity, the U.N. is the WORST at keeping peace. They are ‘champions of coercion’ at creating a false sense of peace. Think of it as ‘my way or the highway’. Or, put another way, the big bully on campus.

Ironically, the U.N. is bending over backwards to rule out any and all bullies, except themselves.
For all the supposed freedom of ideals the U.N. claims the SDGs give us, there’s clearly only ONE road the U.N. really wants the rest of the world on: theirs.

By forcing the US into its SDGs mold, we’re seeing a fast lane on the U.N. road lead us to the  destruction of education, of our way of life, our beliefs, and our freedom.

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CTE, ‘By Hook Or By Crook’

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we know for a fact, or by several facts, that the ‘hook/crook’ system has been well implemented in American education. Chiefly responsible is the CCSS Machine (in more modern history).

What do I mean by the “CCSS Machine”? The “Common Core State Standards Machine”. What groups or people make up this ‘Machine’? Anyone and every group who/which has undermined our U.S. Constitution to strap us with federal education laws? (Congress and their corporate backers, State governors, State laws, local entities are a few examples) The complete list is long and is well documented.

My focus for this article will be on Congress AND businesses, though. These, in my researched opinion, are the biggest crooks using the meanest hooks.

The political cartoon from long ago, best illustrates how education has been manhandled by Congress and its corporate cronies.

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Another Hearing:

Warriors, I don’t know about you, but I get emails every time the U.S. House’s Ed/Workforce Committee has news. There has been an abundance of hearings lately.

Each is a dog and pony show with the head of Ed/Workforce (Rep. Virginia Foxx) leading the agenda. What might her agenda be? It’s the same as every other U.S. Representative, that CTE (Career Tech Education) is our ‘silver bullet’ for America.

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(Source of screen shot above)

So, what Hearing am I referring to? It was the House’s June 13th hearing. The Ed/Workforce Committee’s Press Release was selling ‘the power of charter schools’.

So how does CTE connect to charter schools? According to the Hearing’s archive, Rep. Foxx’s final questions focus on charters and CTE. You can find this near the 2:36:07 time mark. She pointedly asked Nina Rees (President and CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools) about the potential of charters to expand CTE. Rees responded with this, ‘Roughly 400 charters label themselves as either CTE or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) field schools.’ If you look up ‘CTE’ on the Alliance’s website, there are 22 listings for CTE teachers. From special needs students to all CTE concentrations, Career Tech Ed is used for student’s career tracked pathways and lifelong learning.

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What’s interesting, Warriors, is that the CCSS Machine member organizations funding this Alliance include the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Charter School Resource Center. Other funders include the Gates Foundation, The Eli Broad Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, The Kellogg Foundation, and many others. (source)

By having a group tied to the U.S. Dept. of Education speaking as a witness at a hearing for the U.S. House’s Ed/Workforce Committee is totally subjective, thus, whatever ‘testimony’ is given will naturally support Congress’s moves.

Frankly, as I listened and watched this almost 3 hour hearing, I was offended by the smugness of Foxx, the superiority of some of the other Congress members making statements and asking questions. You could easily hear digs at certain parties, disrespect toward others, and false vibrato towards the one citizen presented as a witness.

You could hear the coached words spilling from not only Foxx’s mouth, but others like Rep. Davis of California, Rep. Polis from Colorado, and Rep. Thompson from Pennsylvania. Other Representatives appeared to have valid questions, but used most of their question time to espouse their opinions.

Davis said that America (‘we’) need CTE. “We” also need to partner with communities. ‘We want CTE’. ‘We want many opportunities for students, we’re primed to do that to a scale which will create careers.’

Warriors, this is the way in which businesses and corporations are infiltrating the classrooms across America. If they aren’t in the K-12 classrooms, they are in the early college classrooms, the apprenticeships, the dual enrollment, the one-stop-job-centers, etc.
Grooming workers tied to 16 different career tracks is the sole goal. THERE IS NO OTHER. Those who don’t fit into these tracks will find themselves on a different kind of career track: management

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To access the entire hearing, go here.
(*Note: I’ll be writing a separate article about the dog and pony show surrounding ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and charters, so the hearing link will be embedded in that article as well.)

Foxx And House:

Not to miss a moment to brag on the PROSPER Act, the Ed/Workforce Committee sent this email out:

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The PROSPER Act is a land mine of CTE, STEM, and anything else connecting education to the workforce development. In my recent article, I exposed how as well as Foxx’s misleading the nation on the number of jobs available or not. PROSPER is geared for those in higher education BUT depends on K-12 education to be locked in the alignment for cradle to career ‘education’. Both CTE and PROSPER will encompass ALL school choices! Just like ESSA!
To see other Congressional bills seeking to align all school choices to the skill based mantra in education, my article from Nov. 2017 will help you out.

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Part of the CCSS Machine’s agenda is, not only ‘cradle to career’, but entire communities supporting it!

Warriors, when you see it like this, then the words of Foxx and Davis make even more sense. Not good sense, mind you, but it should show you the underlying need for Congress to by hook or crook, deceive our nation.

(*Note, Foxx and Davis are only 2 of the members at that hearing which were touting charters schools. However, it was this pair which chose to focus on CTE.)

Closing:

Warriors, make no mistake, the U.S. Congress, as a CCSS Machine member, is doing EVERYTHING possible by hook or by crook to mandate education into workforce development. If it’s not CTE, it’s CBE (competency based education).

This is in line with the global education agenda, as well. Look below to see the connections between US and UN visions for workforce education:

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Seen below, this one lays out how CBE (aka CTE, STEM, College and Career Readiness) fits to the UN’s Global agenda. We can find each of the 7 steps in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), the current HEA (Higher Education Act), and ESSA. HEA is the only federal education law left to be 100% aligned to all this.
Currently, the PROSPER Act is the ‘answer’ the House has for HEA. The U.S. Senate? Their ‘answer’ is the Higher Education Innovation Act.

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If you need to see how ALL school choices are impacted by all this, look below:

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Lastly, if you don’t think Common Core (aka College/Career Readiness) is found in the CTE, I urge you to read my previous research exposing how CTE IS the adult version of Common Core.