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Phase One Complete?

Warriors Against the Core, we know the “Core” encompasses not only USA education, but education across the world. The ties between the global powers which are in place and our classrooms have been exposed over and over again.

Yet, the CCSS Machine still finds ways to crank out more alignment to carry out the ‘one-way-to-learn-so-you-can-earn-while-being-a-good-citizen-who’s-tracked-for-the-greater-global-good’.

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It’s all been a big phase to eliminate education as we knew it and replace it with something utterly foreign and harsh. The phase, however, Warriors, has been accelerated quite a bit.

A Quick Review:

Sept. 4th, 2018: I showed you the real agenda for the ‘defacto’ government educratic moves. These moves are the same ones as the globally led moves: bare minimum academics and heaps of workforce skill preparation.

Sept. 6th, 2018: DeVos signs the G20 Education DeclarationHer trip to Argentina was on our taxpayer dime to agree to the G20 (Group of 20) global education.

Sept. 18th, 2018: The in-depth look behind the new morality assessments ties to global education in big ways. This will ensnare Americans quicker than we are prepared for IF we do not arm ourselves NOW.

Next, in the phase to complete America’s shift in education to workforce prep:
Oct. 3rd, 2018, I showed you the latest initiative of UNICEF:  “Generation Unlimited” .

Also for clarity:
The G20 Declaration for education was about getting the agreeing countries to align to  THEIR plan.  UN/UNESCO framework, agenda and all gels right in with the G20 Declaration on purpose.

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Warriors, this picture was from 2016. The UN’s leader was addressing the G20.


New Developments?

Warriors, since this articles, I’ve been contacted by a great education activist, Paul R.
He’s a blogger, researcher, and we’ve compared notes before. So imagine my surprise when he asked if the same folks behind the G20 agreement were the same as the UNICEF’s “Generation Unlimited”. 

In the October 3rd article I showed you the Youth 2030 was a part of the initiative. Interestingly enough is that the UN has a Youth 2030 Strategy that was launched in late September 2018.

So, going back to Argentina’s summit,  there was a meeting for the Y20 (Youth 20). On Twitter the Y20 is handled as the Youth2030.
If you look at the policies to be taken back to each of the G20 countries and implemented from the Y20 meeting, you’ll find many of the exact points from Generation Unlimited match those positions!

Warriors, going back to the G20 Summit, UNESCO’s website detailed the Y20 Meeting. To see their spin on how great the meeting was and the upcoming implementations of the agenda are, read this.

Going back to the Generation Unlimited article, you’ll see the GPE, (Global Partnership for Education) is supported by our Congress (and our tax dollars). However, from one of the newer items Paul showed me, I found the Rockefeller Foundation supports GPE, too.

(*Note: the Rockefellers, as you know, have long been aiming to restructure the USA. (Their Resilience Cities project ties into the Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA, and Social emotional learning)  ).

Next Steps For Us:

So, Warriors, it appears the evidence points to the same groups at roughly the same time carrying out well planned phases. Does GU (Generation Unlimited) equal the ‘step one’ of the G20 Education Declaration? It appears that indeed it does! If so, look at the short time span between Declaration and Initiative!

Closing:

Do we wait for what’s next to occur before we demand an END to the American dependence on UN led education? NO!!

If you’ll remember, the State Dept. had announced (2017) that by Dec. 31st, 2018, we’d be totally out of UNESCO. In April of this year, the New York Times asked a question about all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the US. Here’s an excerpt from their article, “If the United States withdraws from Unesco, it would remain a state party, having signed and ratified the World Heritage Convention.”

Write or call the White House! Let the President know you, as an American, are fed up with the globalization of our education, as well as the indoctrination and overreach which is part and parcel of the alignment. (*Note: not sure what to say? The government in Australia has sent a strong message to the UN  you could use as an idea. Their ‘we’ll take no part of socialism masquerading as environmentalism’ is brilliant.)

Call or write your U.S. House of Representatives and tell them to get HR 193 out of Committee and onto the floor for a vote to PASS it. What’s HR 193? It’s the bill which would repeal  the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 and other specified related laws. Once the House passes it, it would move to the Senate. Hopefully, from there, to the President to become law. Wouldn’t that make a midterm to remember?!

Lastly, get involved with the “Get Us Out of the UN” project. It’s been going on for 50 years, now. It’s part of the John Birch Society. Access all their resources to see how you can join in to save our nation and our education. Sign the Petition by the JBS, if you choose.

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Monday Musings: Purposed Embedding for the Core

Oh, the things I find in my email.
Oh, the things I find in my email.

Going through my email a couple of days ago, I opened this ‘lovely gem’. It’s all about how I can learn to purposefully embed formative assessments in my classroom.  While many anti CCSS warriors AND pro CCSS supporters have tackled formative assessments, we still are seeing new resources everyday geared to help us shine in the CCSS spotlight. What a crock. My hard earned money to pay for a book to teach me how to align my students. Let’s see what else we can find out. Join me as I ponder over assessments.

One Co-Author:

Pictured above is Dr. Dylan William. If you don’t know his name in education. That’s okay. I didn’t really either. I can tell you he’s got a great British accent. I can tell you he’s been in education for over 30 years. You can ‘google’ him and find out all kinds of CCSS related things he’s done. For example, “Education Week” writer Mr. Hess had an article back in 2014 about the 5 non signers of the CCSS validation committee. Dr. William was one of the five. However, his love for CCSS is ever present. See this excerpt, “In any event, one of the more interesting responses I received was from my friend Dylan William, emeritus professor of educational assessment at the Institute of Education, University of London; former senior research director at ETS; and author of Embedded Formative Assessment. Dylan was one of the 29 members of the Common Core Validation Committee and one of the five who refused to sign off on the standards. I asked if I could share his note, and Dylan gave his okay. It’s worth noting that Dylan remains bullish on the Common Core. He writes, “To re-iterate, I think the Common Core State Standards are our best shot at creating an education system that meets the challenges of the 21st century. I am frankly appalled at the level of much of the debate, so if you think this can help, by all means share it.” ” To see the rest of the article,

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rick_hess_straight_up/2014/09/common_core_validation_committee_non-signer_dylan_wiliam_shares_thoughts.html (*Note: ETS stands for Educational Testing Service. I’ve written about ETS as recently as yesterday. See: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/rmt-why-is-the-deck-still-being-stacked-to-serve-ccss/)

From back in his days at ETS, I did find a speech he gave to during the Salzburg Global Seminar back in 2011. Conference Theme? “Optimizing Talent: Closing Educational and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide”. Dr. William’s full speech? “How Do We Prepare Students for a World We Can’t Imagine?” I found the document in Dropbox form, but I encourage you to access it for yourselves. It’s important you read and discern for yourselves what was shared. I’ll give you a hint however, his abstract paragraph opens with words to the effect of educational achievement is any given country’s economic detriment.  I urge you to access the 2011 version, then compare it to the 2014 version. Optimizing-Talent-20140829

If you’d like ETS’s short version of the 2011 speech, see their 2012 publication: optimizeded

NWEA:
A little more snooping on the internet and I found Dr. William on the NWEA‘s website (Northwest Evaluation Association). Based off the 5 ways William states that formative assessing should be embedded, is a blog article that you’ll need to read to believe. Especially the embedded video. The narrator of the video shares a huge nugget of information for us as CCSS warriors. He states that IF the kids score higher, get better jobs, the taxes generated off this successful students would pay the entire K-12 public school system’s needs for the next 30 years! See the blog AND definitely watch the video: https://www.nwea.org/blog/2013/using-formative-assessment-to-build-school-and-teacher-leadership/ 

(*Note: If you’re a bit curious about NWEA, be sure to check out their website: http://www.nwea.org  Maybe you’ve heard of their best product “MAP” (Measures of Academic Progress), which is used is both PARCC and SBAC. See: https://www.nwea.org/?s=MAP

You might also be interested in this 2011 article about NWEA which shared how NWEA is funded. See: http://www.oregonbusiness.com/articles/99-may-2011/5177-educational-nonprofit-makes-software-for-schools?start=1 )

Hawker Brownlow Education:

This company is a privately owned one in Australia and featured Dr. William back in 2013 where he extolled the virtues of formative assessing. Now, don’t get me wrong. When taken away from CCSS alignment, I believe formative assessing CAN help our education. But herein lies the “Catch 22”, no one in the assessing business seems capable of NOT aligning to CCSS, or to College/Career Readiness Standards, Next Gen Standards, and on and on. So, does HBE have ties to CCSS? Let’s see…

From Down Under, more CCSS alignment.
From Down Under, more CCSS alignment.

To see their video featuring Dr. William:

HBE also partners with  the Marzano Institute. If you’ve not heard of them, you will know about this group in a few minutes.

Marzano Institute:

Based in America, but with global outreach capacities. Also head of the RISC (Re-inventing Schools Coalition). Before we get to RISC, however, my Texan friends will most likely tie Marzano to CSCOPE. Their not “CCSS” but yes, it really is CCSS nightmare. Here’s an excerpt I found on The Blaze’s website, “But while the groups to which CSCOPE appears relatively beholden may sound alarms for critics, the actual researchers CSCOPE credits with providing the basis for its curriculum seem to be formidable industry veterans by and large. Those educators include Robert Marzano, Fenwick English, John Crain, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe, H. Lynn Erickson, and James Barufaldi.” (see the entire article: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/07/cscope-exposing-the-nations-most-controversial-public-school-curriculum-system/) You’ll probably want to read the 2013 article Freedom Outpost/Charlotte Iserbyt’s published article  as to how they described Dr. Marzano’s take on education. See: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/06/school-choicecharters-will-kill-private-education/

To read Dr. Marzano’s own words, see his article on the (Gates Foundation funded) ASCD website: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec93/vol51/num04/When-Two-Worldviews-Collide.aspx

To see Marzano’s CC publications,

More Core for sale!
More Core for sale!

RISC (Re-Inventing Schools Coalition):

Their website: http://www.reinventingschools.org/

Right off the bat, at this website, I was greeted with the “Acheive, Inc.” logo. This won’t take long to find the CCSS tie, now will it? You’ll want to see all the groups who are partnering in the RISC project. Access the information:

 http://www.reinventingschools.org/about/affiliates/

In their own words, a chart to continue the outcome based type of education that doesn’t honor our students as much as it rates them on performance.

Nothing says OBE quite like 'perform, perform, perform!'
Nothing says OBE quite like ‘perform, perform, perform!’

In case you didn’t blow up the screen shot above, the web address to see more about how our schools are being re-invented: http://www.reinventingschools.org/about/the-risc-approach-to-schooling/ 

If you hurry, you can learn about the upcoming RISC/CCSS alignment package! It’s set to be in our faces by 2016. See: http://www.reinventingschools.org/services/common-core-proficiency-scalesassessment-package-2/

Closing:
SO much purposed embedding! Have you noticed a theme among the different people, groups, and organizations? I sure did. Economy, taxes, performance. UGH! What happened to real education?! As long as powerful people like this with very global agendas that are frankly un-American, we will need to sharpen our efforts to remain a land of free thinkers.