Anti Fed Ed Warriors, it’s “Made in America” week, as proclaimed by the President of the USA. It’s also an opportunity to trot out every supposed positive move about job creation, the booming economy, and, innovation. The agenda supporting ALL of these 3 things? Workforce aligned education!
Workforce aligned education is something the President has gone out of his way to not only continue, but increase its power. Something VERY unconstitutional, too.
Warriors, as we know, the President is not the only DC official to fully back workforce aligned education. CongressLOVES it. The CCSS Machine loves it, too.
Educrats and corporate sell-outs all across our nation, from BOTH major political parties openly embrace workforce aligned education. If you don’t believe me, read the evidence, here.
As we also know, workforce aligned education has been re-branded about as many times as “Common Core State Standards” has been. Workforce aligned education is CTE: Career Tech Education; STEM/STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, (the Arts), and, Math; CCR: College and Career Readiness: PL: Personalized Learning; CBE/OBE: Competency Based Education aka Outcome Based Education, and whatever apprenticeship/internship or workstudy program your State has attached to all of these above.
Why or how? The federal overreaches between the U.S. Dept. of Labor and U.S. Dept. of Education. The workforce based alignment includes data mining, data tracking for life, assessments which pigeon-hole students of all ages and school choices for work/career tracks.These are also known by Career Clusters/Career Pathways, and Lifelong Learning.
The root of ALL of the workforce based/aligned education is the UN, United Nations. Especially through their SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals.
The support for the root of workforce aligned education, in America, is ‘off the charts’.
From one of my “Prudence Files” articles, the green denotes workforce ties.
This means the agenda, is also ‘off the charts’. What’s worse, Warriors, is this will be a driving force behind our upcoming elections in 2020.* Agenda dressed up as success is really a national failure. (*Note: the link above is Part 5 of my Prudence Files series, detailing all the Presidential candidates. You can easily access Parts 1-4, from this article as well.) Warriors, again, green denotes the workforce alignment support.
So, if you are celebrating the supposed good news about “Made in America” week, stop and consider what it is you are allowing to be carried out. Think about what it is you are really endorsing. Then, look at your children, your grandchildren, your young neighbors, and, little ones you meet around town. Look them in the eye and let them know that “Made in America” is really indentured servitude.
*Note: if you are upset by this article, I invite you to join me to fight back. This doesn’t have to be our children’s future. If we continue to cheer on the agenda, that’s exactly what we’ll get. If we wish to remain a free country, we’ll fight with tenacity.
Warriors, I am but a mere messenger, I did not create this agenda, nor do I support its existence. As you know, I’ve held ANY political figure or political wannabe to a critical standard, as is our citizenship duty. Regardless of political party, this agenda is thriving.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we all know the story of the “Emperor’s New Clothes”, right?
Basic themes in the story are vanity, money, and deception.
Those same basic themes can pretty much sum up the educratic shift in our classrooms across the globe. Here in America, we’ve definitely seen the greed and deception take our academics away and replace it with workforce training.
So, what happens when you take a CCSS Machine member group like IBM, attach a shiny new coat of deception to education and add it to a notoriously bad on-line school?
A slick sales pitch with a hidden agenda attached!
The “New Collar” Is Still A Servant’s Collar:
Warriors, IBM’s CEO, back in 2016, came up with a new phrase for the same old CCSS Machine alignment: “new collar jobs”. Below is her opinion column in USA Today:
Part of the CEO’s plan for ‘new collar jobs’? P-Tech Schools (I exposed them years ago). These schools are 6 year high schools which focus on industry skills at a ‘community college’ level.
Community colleges have been called ‘Camelot’ (by the CCSS Machine) for their access to all school choices intersecting and the ability to carry on (or introduce) CTE, Career Tech Education, CCs (Career Clusters), CPs (Career Pathways), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math), dual enrollment, and, concurrent enrollment.
IBM, late 2018, announced that Ireland became the first country outside of the US, to adopt P-Tech. Notice how IBM is taking credit, as well as using ‘local educators’ as the creators.
K-12, Inc., A Long Time CCSS Machine Member Group:
Warriors, back in 2015, I showed you how K-12, Inc. was in the CCSS Machine, as well as in co-operation with the NASBE (National Association for State Boards of Education). If you followed me back then, you also know I shared with you the struggle NC (where I live) had with keeping K-12, Inc’s. terrible track record out of the State, only to allow it in the end, as a school choice. Then, there was the overreach by K-12, Inc. into homeschooling. If you read their recent “Student Impact” report, you’ll see lots of hype about increased student engagement.
So, with such an awful past, why is K-12, Inc. still in the ‘education’ business? Look below for one reason why:
This is the recent ad K-12, Inc. ran on social media:
The goal for K-12, Inc.NOW, is to be a part of building a national career readiness infrastructure. One of the ways this will happen, is ‘the right education’, not “more education”.
How will the K-12, Inc. folks know they’ve helped close the ‘skills gap’ (another CCSS Machinefallacy)? By sending “K-12 powered” students into the workforce.
As far as the partnerships K-12, Inc. is building to have all the career readiness infrastructure take off? A direct quote, “To do this, we are aligning with higher education institutions, school districts, and industry partners to offer career training. We are working to pair this training with summer jobs, externships*, paid internships, drop-in training, and part-time and full-time employment opportunities.”
(*Note: ‘externship’ is a temporary training period.) Be sure to notice which ‘top companies’K-12, Inc. mentions to work for in the article linked above.
The Reportthe Center on Ed/Workforce has published (which K-12, Inc. is basing their infrastructure plan off of) doesn’t state ‘Hey, we’ve got a few suggestions.’ It clearly states their findings are ‘requirements’. Among those ‘requirements’? STEM jobs!
Warriors, below is WHYGeorgetown University is so biased about an educated workforce:
If you cannot read the print,Lumina Foundation, Joyce Foundation, and, the Gates Foundation are the main funders of the Georgetown Center on Education for the Workforce.
So, if you’re going to change the national infrastructure to career readiness, these are a few of the groups which will be involved.
The Career Readiness Partner Council:
Warriors, if you’ve not heard of this Council, it’s been around since 2012. Housed in the Advance CTE National Association (a huge CCSS Machine group). The list of Council members is long. You’ll see all of them are CCSS Machine members, too.
CEP (Center for Education Policy):
Warriors, this CCSS Machine member group has published many CCR (College/Career Readiness) documents. Most are geared for one goal: 21st competency skills graduates.
Warriors, this Arizona State University and Univ. of MN backed on-line group, have all sorts of STEM activities (which are CCR dressed as fun)
CCREC (College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium):
Warriors, this group works with certain States and those States GEAR UP grants.
GEAR UP is a federal program which is 100% workforce based. It uses STEM, CCR, CCSS, and, CTE. The Consortium also partners with Act, Inc. and is a heavy student data collector.
NCPN (National Career Pathways Network):
Warriors, be sure to read their “Items of Interest” section. You’ll see CTE and STEM promoted. You’ll also see the IBM‘open collar’ article. You’ll want to read about the German based ‘vocational dual training system’, too. (*Note: among the top items of the German study, are economic goals, social goals, and, personal goals.)
Warriors, don’t forget to change an infrastructure you have to have legislation. So Congress is an obvious CCSS Machine group to watch in all this.
Don’t forget, all the job websites (like Monster and Indeed, etc.) will have career readiness or career assessments. Our federal government gives States grants for One-Stop Job/Employment Centers. These will be huge CCR locations.
Warriors, the last place we will need to watch for ‘infrastructure’ changes in education is the HEA (Higher Education Act) as it is readied to become re-authorized. I have shown you over the years, how the HEA is the last link in the cradle to grave workforce education chain. Career Readiness will be a huge part of the new version.
Believe me, the educratic emperors will be strutting all over the nation with THAT shiny new coat of deception.
(My article where the above image first appeared.)
**Personal note: Warriors, I’ll be offline until the first part of April due to computer issues and family business. Take care until we meet again!
Use our time apart to review any of the past week’s mega articles, jam packed with links for your Warrior’s belt.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, you’ve heard me say for a long time that the LAST chain in the birth to grave education alignment is the HEA (Higher Education Act) as it is re-authorized. Since ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) embedded the HEA (along with WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) within its 391 final law version, we learned the goal all along is what you see below:
So, Warriors, the million dollar question is, what will the new version of HEA’s goal be?
We know the “every” in ESSA means ALL children in PreK-12th grade (no matter what choice) to be aligned to post-secondary ‘readiness’ standards. Those ‘standards’ aren’t educational ones, but those workforce standards created and credentialed BY industries found in WIOA. (Which is WHY both WIOA and HEA were tied to ESSA’s mandates)
If we were to illustrate the WIOA/ESSA/HEA consortium, I think this is what we’d see:
Notice there are no faces, no personalities, only workers.
The CCSS Machine has taken the old saying ‘All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy’and applied it liberally throughout all the Machine touches! It is doing everything it can to make Johnny and Suzy as dull as possible.
What does Common Core show up in higher education? CTE (Career Tech Education), STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, (the Arts), and, Math), Apprenticeships/Internships, dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment, continuing education, reskilling, community colleges, public and private universities, trade schools, on-line or hybrid college programs, CCR (College/Career Readiness), CP (Career Pathways), CC (Career Clusters or Career Chunks), CT (Career Tracks), AP and IB courses/classes, adult charter schools, and any assessment related to all of these.
Why? Because the HEA/WIOA alignment begins well before adulthood!
Previous HEA (Higher Education Act) Updates:
1) The last time HEA was re-authorized was 2008. It’s been renewed (meaning funding streams) have been updated in 2016. Usually the re-authorizations of federal education happen in a one-two type of punch in the gut. However, the ESSA was passed in Dec. 2015. Congress did try to pass legislation for HEA in the 115th Session, but the bills died.
2) In 2014, I showed you the actual Adult Common Core State Standards. These were used in HEA institutions and K-12th education across America. If you didn’t know it, I showed you how Perkins funding (supposedly funds higher education) is actually based on your State’s 5-17 year old population.
3) In 2015, how College Promise was a cog of the CCSS Machine. P3s (Public Private Partnerships) are a huge part of the intended ‘success’. You also got a look at how those higher education degrees were being ‘profiled’ (data tracked) in 2015.
4) In 2016, before HEA was ‘renewed’, I showed you how a University of PAsymposium gave a bird’s eye view of the CCSS Machine’s plans for HEA‘improvements’. When the renewal funds were announced, I showed you how this would impact our students of all ages.
5) In 2017, you got to read and learn about how ‘free college’ for all was the way America can ‘get smarter’ without a massive debt load (aka higher taxes) & how ‘all education’ is considered CTE (Rep. Virginia Foxx’s infamous quote is in full color)
6) Last year, 2018, I used the higher education true cost for NC taxpayers to show you have federal ‘aid’ has hurt ALL our States. As we know, if it’s in one State, it’s in all the others! In August 2018, I gave “Wormy” Awards to the HEA, along with several other laws and CCSS Machine member groups.
So, why show you previous updates? Because all of what hasn’t passed into HEA before NOW, will be thrown in the newest version of HEA! It will be another ‘kitchen sink’ bill!
**Special Note: Sen. Lamar Alexanderretires when the 116th Session of Congress is dismissed. (Meaning Jan. 2021) The ‘new’HEA is rumored to be his last ‘gift’ to Americans.
Top Priorities for HEA:
To access the articles cited above, you’ll find the National group, CTE Watch’s information here. Rep. Scott’s, here and here; Sen. Alexander’s, here.
In 2014, the Inclusive Higher Education Committee wrote a letter to the Senate HELPCommittee addressing how the HEA needed to make sure it provided for those with special needs, especially in relation to WIOA. I’ve reported on this before, but be sure to look for what ‘new’ agenda items will be embedded in the updated HEA.
In a 2014 letter to Senator Alexander from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the need for tougher action in HEA towards accrediting groups not interfering with diversity policies.
*Be sure to watch for this, as accrediting processes via ESSA, WIOA, and HEA have seen changes which aren’t good.
In 2015, The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a financial report which included higher education. On pages 4 and 5 you’ll find all the references to the HEA. The group was studying if low-income students, students usingTRIO and GEAR UP, and under-served students, could not only afford college, but survive economically.
*No doubt the newer HEA will have something about this included.
From 2018, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), urged the entire Senate HELP Committee with this quote about the HEA: “NACAC urges the Committee to continue this aspiration (expanding opportunity & access to higher education in America) through this re-authorization as our nation and economy have benefited from the federal government’s investment in higher education.” The NACAC also wants to support GEAR UP and TRIO, while seeing DREAM Act legislation embedded for undocumented students.
*As if the tax burdens on Americans isn’t enough, paying for anyone’s free college is a mistake. What will we see of this in the newest HEA?
From late 2018, this Forbes article shows us, Anti Fed Ed Warriors, some ‘ammo’:
Forbes, from this year (2019) gave 4 predictions about the HEA. One of them was ‘income sharing’
When Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House in 2015, she had this to say at the beginning of her statement on the 50th anniversary of HEA. Now that she’s Speaker again, what will we hear?
1) Sen. Alexander was the sponsor for the SUPPORT Patients and Communities Act. It’s main focus was on the opioid crisis. We know drugs are used in schools via mental health programs and services, which this law increased at a federal level. This will tie to the Be BEST White House initiative, where SEL (Social Emotional Learning) is a kingpin from the CCSS Machine.
3) According to the Tennessean, Sen. Alexander will spend his last years in Congress focused on two agenda items: health care costs and higher education.
4) In the Rep. Scott information link above, you’ll find he wants to review ESSA as a top priority in the House’s Committee on Education and Labor. He’s wanting to increase the inflexibility exercised over the States.
5) My February 2019 look at the HEA amendment Bills from Congress.
In my next article, I’ll be diving into a NC based group which influences higher education across the nation. Are there ties to the HEA? Most definitely. Ties to the CCSS Machine, more than likely.
Warriors, we must fight the Big FourAND the CCSS Machine when it comes to the HEA.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, I hope you didn’t miss the last article of mine. It was full of Congressional amendments to the HEA (Higher Education Act).
Today, I have two sets of sister bills (identical) which also deserve our attention. They will impact (negatively) our education system.
Both sets update existing legislation by the same name. By rights, the title for today could have gone with ‘second verse, same as the first’, but I don’t want to dishonor Herman’s Hermits (the phrase comes from their 1960s hit “Henry the 8th, I Am”.)
In all seriousness, I present S 213 and HR 787(SOAR Act of 2019) and S 303 and HR 954(GEAR UP Act of 2019).
While I’ve not researched SOAR before, I’ve got plenty of archived information for GEAR UP.
The Gears of Alignment:
GEAR UP is short for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. In 2014, I showed you how GEAR UP was tied to the College and Career Readiness EvaluationConsortium. Back then, Congress devoted around $300 million for the alignment between education and workforce.
******GEAR UP ties high school and post-secondary education together.****
In late 2015, research showed GEAR UP was tied to the College or Career Pathways. CCP was Common Core. CCP has been rebranded to CCR (College and Career Readiness) as well as embedded in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), and other related laws.
By mid 2016, Rep. John Kline and Sen. Lamar Alexander teamed up to have the audacity to tell We the People what direction higher education needed to go. Their‘plan’played out via Rep. Paul Ryan’s “Better Way”. Only problem, by then, was the workforce aligned education was fully locked in by the passage of ESSA. GEAR UP was a big part of the “Better Way”. Taxpayer costs for all the aligned education was somewhere around $60 billion.
When the FY 2017 Budget figures came out, Congress wanted at least $22 million for GEAR UP on its own. When GEAR UP was combined with all the other ‘education’ programs, the cost was a whole lot more! Low-income families and under-served populations were used as reasons why so much money needed to be poured into the CCSS Machine’s‘cradle to grave’ or ‘cradle to career’ system. (Be sure to look at the collaboration of the federal agencies for all the alignment.)
BY July 2017, GEAR UP was up for more money. It was also right in line for P3 (Public Private Partnerships) overreaches, too. Somewhere between these articles and this one,theglobalism threadwas showing up.
Last year, 2018, I gave you 3 articles on GEAR UP. The first one showed you, from a State level (NC’s) how GEAR UP was being used as a‘back door’to reach down to much earlier than high school, for aligned workforce education. The second article showed how amending HEA (and including GEAR UP in it somewhere), wouldexpand our government, not shrink it. The last article I wrote about GEAR UP (mid 2018) showed how it was being used in ALL school choices, at all levels, for21st Century Readiness. You can tie 21st Century Readiness to the P21 Group, a notorious CCSS Machine member.
What S 303 and HR 954 Update for GEAR UP:
1) They ‘reform’ the program. Since both Bills are identical, I’ve providing one link (S 303). Each bill will have different sponsors, co-sponsors, so if you need those names, visit http://www.congress.gov and type in Bill letter/number. 2) They rename the program, at least in Bill form. “GEAR UP for Success Act of 2019” is the full title. 3) They amend the HEA (Higher Education Act). By default, this expands federal government overreach into education. 4) They expand the breadth of students reached for college/career readiness. (Meaning younger than high school are now included.) 5) Incentivize States to have early college/career awareness interventions. Pit States in active competitions against each other for these grant opportunities to expand ‘strategies’ for these interventions. 6) Insert SEL (Social Emotional Learning), mental health counseling, etc. for ‘at-risk’ students. Will include cognitive and non-cognitive assessments. (How this plays into the career readiness will be via those career tracks students are pigeon-holed to. These will basically rank and file students on a pay scale.)
As seen below, this is an example of why students need to be assigned careers via tests.
7) Establish or expand data collection to last 5 years AFTER grants expire. 8) Collaborate with any eligible group for college awareness/career awareness. 9) Offer scholarships to students who’ve fully participated in GEAR UP activities. Scholarships will be based on several factors, including the number of students on reduced/free lunch and who’ve filled out FAFSA (federal student aid) forms.
HR 787/S 213, SOAR Act:
1) “SOAR” stands for “Scholarships for Opportunity And Results”. Here’s the link forHR 787. 2) These scholarships are set aside for District of Columbia students only. 3) These Bills amend Public Law 112-10, Division C. Basically funding DC parents/families for ‘school choice’. (Below is a screen shot of that law.)
Public Law 110-12was from during the 112th Congress, 2011. You can read the entire section on the DC School Choice information and what parameters were set in store, as well as see how these 2019 Bills will renew the ‘choices’. Since the print in the picture of PL 110-12 is so small, it’s best to go directly to the website, look for Section 3001 and continue until 3014. *Note: The NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) is mentioned, as is the IES (Institutes for Educational Sciences). IES is an arm of the U.S. Dept. of Education which harvests and collects, freely shares student data. NAEP is tied to the Program for International Student Asssessment (PISA). As such, it’s all tied back to the CCSS Machine. As we know, there is ZERO choice in education since ESSA was made into law. Much of S 213 and HR 787 center on charter schools.
4) These 2019 Bills extend Opportunity Scholarships until FY 2024. No dollar amount has been cited as of yet. 5) Massive amounts of data will be collected and used against each participating student. How? If they do not conform to all the parameters given in the scholarships, they will lose them. Parameters are strings, Warriors. Strings tied to our children to force the government’s agenda for a prescribed outcome, not a true freely chosen education.
Below, I’m showing you a screen shot of the officialDC Opportunity Scholarship website. While the 2018-19 figures cite a per child cost, the 2017 Report was created by the IES about DC Opportunity Scholarships, as mandated by Congress. In that Report, it revealed that after one year, math scores were down, parents weren’t all that impressed with the new schools EXCEPT for school safety (which ESSA has used as excuses to data mine and indoctrinate children).
So WHY is the 116th willing to throw money at providing scholarships which aren’t really doing that much good?
Among DC Opportunity Scholarship Board Members, Verizon is represented (CCSS Machine member group). AmongPartnerships, Jack Kent Cook and Great Schools are listed. Huge CCSS Machine member groups. Capital Partners for Education is a P3 group where you’ll find one of the Bushfamily members serving representing their international LLC. As we know the Bush family is a big supporter of CCSS.
Capital Partners for Education’s tag line is “Mentoring to College and Career”. From their2018 Annual Report, you’ll find the mentoring is geared for 3 different ‘outcomes’ for students. They really focus on the kids in the middle of GPAs (Grade Point Averages) and love to focus on ‘soft skills’. For a look at HARD Goals and SMART Goals (where ‘soft skills’ can be found) read my2017 article. Capital Partners for Education is partners with Bank of America, Microsoft,and, Hilton. All of which are CCSS Machine members.
Warriors, as I said in my last article, these types of Bills from the 116th are from the early part of the Session. We need to continue to watch, but more importantly we need to take back our government. Take back our students. Stop allowing bad leadership and even worse financial management. We cannot win the War Vs the Core by shear research alone. We must get actively irate! We must strike several blows to the CCSS Machine.
Oh, my Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we’ve survived yet another election. My hat is tipped to those men and women who ARE against federally led education who ran for office. From what I know, most of them were beaten out by the Establishment. For shame, we need Warriors in power! However, the focus of my article is about the real loser in the 2018 elections: American education.
Education has been reduced to absurdity by the educrats in DC, State and local levels and well as the CCSS Machine. The November 6th, 2018 elections did ZERO to correct this absurdity, either.
In fact, I’ll wager my research, that if anything, the election results will INCREASE the amount of absurdity in education! This might be funny if it weren’t such a nightmare reality for our students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers. So how has this absurdity been pulled off? Delphi Techniques with a dash of Hegelian Dialect thrown in.
Delphi Technique And Hegelian Dialect Moves:
Warriors, Delphi Technique has been used on us many, many times by the CCSS Machine. You know, you go to a school related meeting, you’re placed in groups, given questions and asked to come up with solutions. Then, the results are shared with those asking for your input, yet very few of your solutions appear. What does? The preconceived solutions by the ‘system’.
This type of move gives you a false sense of involvement while the CCSS Machine retains control.
So, what’s the Hegelian Dialect? That’s another type of control method, only it’s done by controlling thoughts. From the Bitter Realities blog it’s described as a “framework for guiding our thoughts and actions into conflicts that lead us to a predetermined solution.”
The effect is, that, once inside that ‘predetermined solution’, you can’t see reality.
.For example, the title of the federal law known as ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is a Hegelian Dialect move.
How? By using carefully placed wording it impressed on the nation a predetermined solution that all students wouldsucceed. The Hegelian Dialect manipulates, as does ESSA. The Hegelian Dialect is a Communist tactic to drive economics.
Guess what? ESSA’s mandates for college/career readiness and workforce aligned education are also a Communist tactic to create worker drones, not educated citizens.
Put the 2 methods (Delphi and Hegelian) together and you’ve got quite a slick sales pitch. Look below at the example when the two are combined.
Seker’s Research (2015)(*Note: this will take you to the page to download the Research paper) If you’d like to see my latest IEEE article, visit here.
From the “In Defense of Our Nation” blog, this description of how We the People are being Delphied and Hegelianized to the point of frenzy, “This is how the dialectical process works and it is present in nearly all social issues confronting America. From global warming to health care, from gun control to wealth inequality we are being led to believe that we are overwhelmed with problems that only government can solve, and to solve them they need us to relinquish more of our God given liberty.”
Warriors, apply this all to education. Then, consider the elections. Those who’ve won, what types of words did they use in the campaign for education? What type of statements were given during the victory speeches?
From the ones I’ve read it’s more of the ESSA mandates in Hegelian terms.
For example, ‘more vocational classes’. Since ESSA embedded WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) there’s already nothing BUT vocational education. They are called Career Tech Education (CTE), Career Clusters, Career Pathways, and STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering, and Math). Back in 2006, ‘vocational tech’ was re-branded to CTE..on purpose. That purpose? Common Core aligned workforce education. When ESSA was passed into law, Common Core was re-branded to ‘challenging State Academic Standards’/’college and career readiness’/post-secondary readiness’.
Bring On the Reductio Ad Absurdum!
Warriors, if you’ve not heard of ‘reductio ad absurdum’ it’s Latin for “Reduced to Absurdity”. Another psychological tactic to mess with our heads and our hearts. The CCSS Machine uses this one, too. So do educrats. How does reducing things to absurdity work? Look below:
What reduction to absurdity about education that’s been uttered by several victors in the 2018 elections have we all heard? “Expansion of school choice”. Warriors, ‘school choice’ as we know it has gone.
That’s due to ESSA’s mandate that ALL education be aligned to post-secondary readiness as laid out by the industry credentialed standards in WIOA.
When all education is the same, how can we realistically expand it? You can’t. The CCSS Machine (and DC) knows this.
You cannot improve on 100%. The true absurdity is that these people in power will actually REDUCE choices in education. Why or how? Their States are being strung along by the top-down federal control to bow to the United Nations and the global shift in education. That shift? Workforce preparation, not academics.
This has ZERO to do with political parties and EVERYTHING to do with being controlled. So, since we all have to live together and work together, help fellow citizens out. Help those newly elected officials out. SHOW them how we’re all being manipulated to meet the CCSS Machine’s agenda in education.
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
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we know there are continued links between ‘federally led education’ and globally led education. We also know these ties which lie between education and our communities are deeply embedded. To that end, I’m using ‘global, smobal’. The “global” is self defining. The “smobal”? My take on ‘small town gone global’.
The manifestations of these ties are easily found in the UN’s (United Nations’s) SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), as well as the American laws: WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014), ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015), HEA (Higher Education Act, currently being re-written), and any other law which combines any of the above.
Thanks to many Anti Fed Ed Warriors and many other Anti Global Education Warriors, we’ve been able to see what programs are being used to breed so much collectivism. As we know, the UN’s SDGs use education as the single most important ‘change agent’ to infiltrate our towns and cities. (Source for image below)
What do some of the activities look (or sound) like to bring the UN’s desired alignments to fruition? I have a few examples below:
Global, Smobal: Part One:
Warriors, recently I was in Georgia attending to family business. While helping out, I found myself in a doctor’s office where I picked up a local magazine. The magazine was all about the arts and culture of the area. As I was thumbing through the pages, I stumbled upon an article about a county at the opposite end of the State, where the citizens are finding Career Clustersas a great unifier for them.
One of the reasons this particular magazine was featuring the far away county? Since it appears to be such a great success in one rural area of Georgia, it can be an equal success somewhere very similar in another part of Georgia.
See how the local magazine’s writer ‘sold’ the Career Clusters Pathway alignment:
(Source for the article, see page 99 and those immediately following)
To learn about the Georgia county featured, go here. Notice on Page 6, the amount of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) aligned workforce education, as well as those ‘wonderful’ Career Clusters. Note that the County’s schools are charter ones. Notice among the community unifying buildings is a new innovative amphitheater. By sheer coincidence, the area I was visiting had just completed their new amphitheater.
Global Smobal, Part Two:
Also, in the same magazine, another article about a multi state effort to join businesses and education. This effort is geared more for adults than the previous article, where students are the main focus. To find that article, go to page 93 and those immediately following. Below, is a screen shot of one of the pages:
If you’d like to learn about the STEMIE Coalition, (STEMIE stands for ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math linked to Invention and Entrepreneurship’) STEMIE is based in CT with leaders in CA, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, MA, NH, OH, OK, SC, TN, and TX).
It was the AL based Champion Network (link is in the above screen shot) which helped STEMIE Coalition get started. Visit STEMIE.
Warriors, the ‘global smobal’ here that this new type of business and education collaboration is a direct product of STEM. The purpose of the ‘teamwork’? Redefining how communities work.
Below is a screen shot of the early 2000s Tool Kit education-for-sd-tool-kit-fully-highlighted-1.
(*Note: this article is just one where I give you more context for the Tool Kit.)
As we know, STEM is a UN directive contained within the SDGs.The redefining of our communities? That’s straight out of the SDG Tool Kit. How does STEM tie to the Career Clusters? Read the ‘research’ behind STEMIE. The free K-12th grade curriculum for STEMIE? Aligned to the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and, is based off the PAST Foundation’s framework for education.
PAST Foundation is based in OH, but is an international group devoted to project based learning combining STEM and anthropology to prepare for 21st Century careers. PAST’s public private partnerships are what make this twist on STEM‘work’. Warriors, as we know, the increase of P3s (public private partnerships) was a mandate of ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Global Smobal #3:
April 21st, 2018, my local town newsletter is advertising the Global Youth Service Day. According to the town’s information, this workday is the only one devoted to children (ages 6 to 18). What type of projects will be completed? Local service projects to benefit the collective community.
If you want to see how sold out to the UN’s SDGs the YSA(Youth Servicing America) is, look below:
Warriors, if you access @YouthSDGs (Twitter), you’ll find a tweet where the 17 Sustainable Development Goals reveal 169 targets throughout them. You’ll also find how targeted our youth are to achieve the collectivism of it all.
Remember, these are woven into education across America! Regardless of where you go to school.
More Global, Less Local:
Warriors, look below at this screen shot of the March 2018 ISO Technical Committee for Asset Management Systems Reporton attaining the SDGs through good management of your organization’s assets. For our context, think your city budget and city employees:
As if high-jacking the city budget isn’t bad enough, check out the SDG 2030 Board Game you can use to teach your kids! (*Note: you will be asked to register to download the game, board, dice pattern, and, questions. They will appear on your computer has zip files.)
Warriors, in what other ways are your businesses, towns and schools working together in these types of ways? What about the rural Americans? How are they being encircled? Look around you, my friends!
Warriors, if you haven’t seen the connection of all the UN/SDGs and STEM to your country’s demise at the hands of the CCSS Machine, I hope this article has helped shed some light on the dastardly wicked deceptions going on in education.We are well on our way to being that‘STEM nation with a STEM people for a STEM economy with STEM jobs’for a global good which was inserted in America during the previous administration. Presently, no stopping this global dagger which pierces our hearts has been given by the current administration.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we’ve heard that beauty’s skin deep, right? What Congress is doing to our education system (birth to adult) isn’t beautiful. It’s disgraceful.
AIMing for Students:
Warriors, if you’ve not heard of HR 4029 (AIM Act of 2017), you are about to. “AIM” stands for ‘Accurate Income Measure’. The purpose? To direct Secretary Betsy DeVos where income data for cosmetology students is concerned. It ties the U.S. Dept. of Education to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).
Currently, HR 4029 is in the House’s Education and Workforce Committee (where it’s been since October 2017). Introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (CA), this Bill DOES limit DeVos’s powers in some ways, but then allows her to use her power in some very concerning ways.
Any data, even ‘income data’ should be part of our privacy, not up for grabs to share. However, we know, that at least 9 different federal agencies freely share our private data.
Rather than punish DeVos, this Bill redirects her use of student data in the name of insuring students get good paying jobs. But, look closer at the lawsuit and contrast it with the Bill.
Warriors, I wanted us to take a few moments to look at Rep. Speier’s stance on education. While I searched her website, I didn’t see any official statement, but I did find that she supports the technology bridge between the private sector and the federal government especially where education and jobs connect. I also found, where in 2009, she was seeking federal funds for expanding CBE (Competency Based Education) for students in college. The major? Early childhood education. (look below)
According to the Open Secrets website, the University of California is among Rep. Speier’s top campaign contributors.
Where Cosmetology Is In the CBE (Competency Based Education)?
Warriors, according to the CTE (Career Tech Education) Clusters, ‘cosmetology’ is found in the ‘human services’ cluster. Since there are only 16 Career Clusters, and many types of jobs in human services, ‘cosmetology’ is listed in the personal care track.
Back in Dec. 2014, I revealed to you how Cengage(a huge CCSS Machine member) is the main publisher for CBE/CTE Common Core books, courses, assessments, and, resources.
Among them? The “Milady” resources used for training cosmetologists. (*Note: Cengage has a profile on Rep. Speier’s votes. To access it, go here.)
Warriors, not only will we find cosmetology courses in K-12th grades and community colleges, there are several privately owned cosmetology companies/schools out there.
I showed you the dangers of privately owned companies using the same textbooks and resources of the CCSS Machine and how harmful this is. A big tactic for cosmetology schools used against students is ‘free’ technology upon registration.
Since cosmetology courses are CCSS aligned and each school teaching it receives federal funds, where would find those funding streams? A huge one is the E-rate. I exposed that information in 2016.
Lastly, Warriors, HR 4029 will impact the HEA (Higher Education Act). Since that law is being re-written, watch for how ‘gainfully employed’ may be defined. Will the true definition remain, or, will that change to reflect the CCSS Machine’s alignment? With the massive amounts of data needed, what new(er) student data raping algorithms will be inserted into the ‘new’HEA?
So, Warriors, this Bill focusing on ONE career is troubling. Will this AIM legislation be attached to all careers? Will that AIM be embedded in the House and Senate versions of HEA (House’s version is the PROSPER Act; Senate’s is the Higher Education Innovation Act). Will this type of AIM be embedded in other HEA amendment bills? (There are tons of these, by the way.)
Why is a CA Representative who is usually championing for women and the military concerning herself with cosmetology students? I believe, Rep. Speiers, is like all the other sold out legislators who believe CBE is the only alignment needed to make education and jobs matter. How disgraceful.
Warriors Against the Core, Anti CCSS Warriors, and Anti Fed Ed Warriors: School’s back in session, or almost ready. Are we?
Thanks to the CCSS Machine’s grasp on the classrooms and every outlet connected to them, (ie: public libraries, museums, etc.) Several States have begun pushing their ‘academic’ calendars up so much, there’s hardly any summer vacaction at all for the teachers, leaders, or students. Think of it as “Live From the US: Conformity!”
Why? You can look to ESSA’s (Every Student Succeeds Act) codifying the CCSSI’s (Common Core State Standards Initiative) ‘lifelong learning’ phrase.
You see, to have ‘lifelong learning’, you have to produce an atmosphere of constant information being fed into the minds of those ‘learning’.
As far as the CCSS Machine is concerned, once your student (or, even you as a student) is hooked into the ‘lifelong’ part of education, they will not be free of it. That’s why ESSA was so heavy on the digital and technology portions of the mandates.
Remember, Warriors, I shared with you over 1 year ago how the digital overloads in ESSA were setting us up for 365 days of 24/7 computer access. If you missed it, find it here.
Of course, since ESSA’s passage into law, you’ve seen many of the CCSS Machine member organizations bend over backward to bring you every conceivable digital and technology based known to humans. This applies to our States, as well.
The accepted ‘sales pitch’? All this technology will lead to jobs..jobs for the 21st Century. No, the ugly reality is it isn’t about giving Johnny and Suzy a leg up, it’s about controlling Johnny and Suzy’s lives.
Because ‘lifelong learning’ is now a de facto part of education, we’ll continue to see a constant flow of data. Accountants would refer to it as FIFO, ‘first in, first out’. Data makes money for everyone in the CCSS Machine..as well as everyone connected to that Machine, EXCEPT those being educated/indoctrinated.
Look below for a photo by Will Lion depicting the data overflow:
According to the article this photo was featured in, our brains take in as much information in a single day, as one of our 15th Century counterparts would take in throughout an entire year. This article also points out that when it comes to too much computer time, it’s still a people problem, not a machine’s.
However, Warriors, consider this in the context of school days. So much pressure is exerted to learn more, learn quickly, and then take a test. This doesn’t even cover the constant assessment algorithms embedded in every computer activity used in education. This applies to teachers and students.
Again, ESSA’s assessment mandates will keep the alignment to these constant measures up. Most, without parental consent or knowledge.Think of this as “Live From the US: Mental Abuse!”
**What if you have an older student, or, are the adult student? Because ESSA’s education standards are aligned to the ‘post-secondary readiness’ standards of WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), you’re hooked in as well!
Education is being revamped SO much so, it hardly resembles anything worthy of participating in! Our teachers are being conformed to a strict format, our students are being plugged in younger and younger each year..and for longer periods of time. Think of this as “Live From the US: Intentional Frustration!”
“Live From The US, The UN!”: It’s all part of the slick propaganda to ‘rethink’ how we learn or educate others. It’s also a big step to global conformity. (*Note: the global conformity is even being unleashed on private education and home education. In this previously published article, I showed you how UN (United Nations) ideology is ushered in via clubs. Toward the close of this article, you can see the same ideology ties to STEM.)
One of the biggest “American” education propaganda pieces which fits nicely into the global conformity is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). STEM is embedded in ESSA and WIOA (don’t forget the HEA, Higher Education Act) in several ways. Mainly: Career Tech Education, Career Clusters, Career Paths (or Pathways). STEM also will unite the ‘lifelong learning’ to jobs (ie: workforce). If you doubt the connections between STEM, the UN, and the workforce, I urge you to read and consider this.
Before we move on, be sure to read about the Global STEM Alliance (started right here in the USA) as part of First Global (Dean Kamen).
The connection to the CCSS Machine is quite simple: Dean Kamen (think Segway inventor turned STEM guru) has received funding from Coca-Cola, The Gates Foundation, Toyota, and Johnson/Johnson for some of his work in health care equipment. For the First Global? The main funder:Toyota, a well-known CCSS Machine global member organization. Toyota’s also big on STEM. (Source) If you’d like to see how the World Bank (also tied to the global education reform) is working with Kamen’s First Global, visit the blog.
“Live From The US: New High School?”:
I recently saw this (below) in a well known magazine which has zero to do with education.
The full page ad shared a little about how over the past 100 years, our education system has remained the same and how it’s time to ‘rethink’ it, especially for high school.
I first wrote about XQ back in 2015. Then, I recently re-visited the CCSS Machine member organization. The earliest article (Sept. 2015) exposed “Project XQ’s” part in “Redesigned High Schools”. Also involved? Apple, Inc., ConnectED, and other educratic partnerships. The second 2015 article featured the CCSS Machine’s chokehold on network TV for ‘educational purposes’. You’ll be able to see other CCSS Machine member organizations and how XQ became partners with them for “National Graduation Day”. Warriors, think of it as “Live From the US: Indoctrination by Broadcast!”
Speaking of ‘broadcast’, below is XQ’s Super School Movement. There are already 10 in operation across America.
Now, let’s look at the colorful ad again, this time notice the highlighted portions.
Warriors, do you notice XQ can be tied back to the U.S. Dept. of Ed as well as Steve Jobs’ widow? (or visit here) Warriors, the EIF (Entertainment Industry Foundation) was begun in the 1940s. It’s got globally reaching arms in education, cancer research, and other projects. From their 2015 Annual Report, “Think It Up” page, you’ll see the globally overreaching CCSS Machine members: The Gates Foundation and EXXON Mobile as key ‘support’:
Warriors, according to the EIF 2015 990 form, the group has lobbying power as well as foreign grant making powers.
Live From The US: Digital Promise, ESSA, XQ, and UN’s SDGs!:
Warriors, ESSA has mandated Digital Promise (a White House created initiative)!
If you didn’t know this, here’s the original documentation from the Obama Administration, creating DP.
If you missed the ESSA’s embedding for DP, find the references to not only DP, but the other digital/technology ESSA strangleholdshere. (*Note: this article also reveals how Digital Promise was embedded in the HEA, Higher Education Act.
By ESSA tying to WIOA and HEA, what’s in one law, will show up in all 3 in some fashion.)
If you’d like to see how the ESSA/DP is playing out in real time in NC, click here.(*Note: look at the leadership involved in your State. Are they pushing for digital overloading your schools?)
So, how does DP play into the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? How does XQ fit into all this? Digital Promise’s own documents! For starters, look at the CCSS Machine members who are funding DP:
Then, look at this evidence which ties DP to the UN’s SDGs(*Note: Digital Promise Global was launched in 2015):
You can access the DP 2016 Annual Report here. As far as the teachers, DP has much to do with their alignment to digital CCSS Machine ways. Because of this, you’ll see LESS deviation from a prescribed format. This means LESS freedom for HOW teachers will be able to exercise teaching abilities.
Warriors, think of it as “Live From the US: Globally Aligned Manipulation”!
Warriors, earlier in 2017, I showed you how Project XQ was part of the undermining of local schools..the very ones your students may very well be in or heading to.
If you wish to see for yourselves the UN’s plans for ‘lifelong learning’, visit their 2009 Education Return on Investment document. What you see below was featured in this article where ‘lifelong learning’ was also discussed.