Anti Fed Ed Warriors, here we are for article #5 in my September 2019 Workforce Development (aka Workforce Education) series.
So far, in the first installment, we covered the Senatorial Resolution (which the ENTIRE Senate agreed to support) declaring Sept. 2019 as “workforce development month”.
In Part 2, we covered how skill based education is killing academic based education.
Part 3 uncovered this workforce education shift is more about economics than personal freedom.
Part 4 showed you the global-to-federal-to-state-to-local chain of educratic BS supporting workforce aligned education.
So, what can I show you in Part 5? How the STEM/STEAM hype is 100% workforce education disguised as quality learning.
First, Some Background:
Warriors, if you’ve followed my blog long you know I’ve repeatedly shown you the proof that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) is not American created (it’s from the UN, United Nations), nor is it intended for American education.
If you’ve not followed my blog very long, you’ll probable object to that last statement.
Believe me, I’ve heard from several anti CCSS Warriors, who will not accept that STEM is a tool for workforce prepped citizens carrying out every one of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). STEM is in the SDG Toolkit as the #1 change agent for our communities to align themselves to the ‘greater global good’.
So, since STEM isn’t American, how did it get inserted into education here? The term “STEM” is an acronym the NSF (National Science Foundation) coined at the UN’s encouraging, to market the agenda in a way that sounded like good education, but isn’t one bit. If you didn’t know this the NSF is a United States federally funded non-government agency. However, the federal power it carries out is tremendous. STEM was ‘rolled out’ about the time Common Core State Standards were. The ploy was to quietly insert them, so folks wouldn’t notice while all the attention was on CCSS.
Again, just another way to have government control of education. As far as workforce development in STEAM, it’s just as menacing as all the other overreaches. Howso? STEAM’s agenda is to have a ‘preK to gray’workforce.
Back in 2015, I gave you a 2 part article set on how the STEM agenda was embedded in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), HEA (Higher Education Act), what would become ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) legislation, and, was all about workforce development.
So, Why Is “Stalking” In The Title?
Warriors, I chose ‘stalking’ for a couple of reasons. First, to get attention for the article. Secondly, to illustrate that the dictionary defines a stem as a ‘main part’ or a ‘stalk’ (as in a plant’s formation). Think about it, STEM was forced upon us as ‘education’ but the main part isn’t education, it’s workforce! It’s a workforce for a STEM nation and a STEM economy, too!
If you’re curious how Wall Street feels about STEM/STEAM, look at the hype Dun and Bradstreet’s MDR division is putting out there:
If you’re curious as to how DC feels about STEM/STEAM, I’ve got plenty of evidence to show you how our previous and current Administrations fully support STEM/STEAM. (*Note: that last highlighted link takes you to the U.S. Dept. of Education where you’ll see 7 federal education arms fully support STEM.)
Recently, Forbes published an article about the vital importance STEM education for a workforce is needed in America. When you read it, be sure to note the NFL cleats and that STEM is a part of the economic and social justice. That ‘economic justice’? That’s SDG #1 (end poverty). As we know, SDG#4 is quality education and SDG#8 is decent work for all. “Social justice” is woven into SDG#5 gender equality, as well as several others.
Warriors, can you see the ‘writing on the wall’? STEM is the change agent to have us conform, not remain free thinkers!
Warriors, how is a barely educated citizen supposed to survive in a conformed system?
Total dependence on the government, if the CCSS Machine gets its way.
“Educratic takeover of our nation is about 98% complete. Will others join us to save the remaining 2%? It only take a small number of emboldened citizens to fight back.” Lynne M Taylor as Common Core Diva
Thanks to Karen B. for the picture. When I posted this and included the above quote, this is the response I got from Elaine M., a devoted follower. It is my hope you see some distinct ties happening now, which also have happened long ago.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, you may wonder what sap (that gooey stuff found in certain types of trees) has to do with education? Well, that kind of sap doesn’t, but there is a ‘sap’ which directly applies to education.
If you’ve not heard about it, there’s a new magazine from SAP(Student Achievement Partners) have loads of propaganda. Propaganda, they hope will stick to your view of how ‘great’ the CCSS Machine’s type of workforce prep can be. (*My thanks to KB for the tip)
Core Connections, as the new magazine is called is to be published quarterly (4 times a year). The Fall 2019 issue is the first issue.
To learn more about SAP (Achievethecore), visit the website.
Warriors, the magazine’s on-line version is a bit difficult to read, so use a magnifying option.
From what I could read, upcoming webinars from Core Connections, are Sept. 2nd, ‘formative assessments’; Oct. 2nd, ‘CCSS Math’; Nov. 6th ‘foundational skills’; and Dec. 4th, ‘math modeling and equity’.
For teachers/educators, from Oct. 15th to Nov. 26th, a series on how fractions can lead to student achievement.
Also, among the 32 pages of propaganda are all kinds of cheerleading type of articles. There’s even an opportunity for educators to win a $25 gift card for sharing their love of the CCSS Machine.
I saw ‘news’ for ELA (English Language Arts). What news? Mini assessments, as if the students are assessed enough. (Page 16) Not to be confused with ELA, on the same page is ‘news’ about ‘Coherence maps’.
What are those?! That’s SAP’sconvoluted approach to math. Somehow, the shift in math is supposed to make more sense when ‘it’s across grades and topics’. The real SAP goal of ‘coherence’ is CCR , College and Career Readiness. However, Warriors, I ask you, how can any student be CCR with CCSS Math? (By the way, the propaganda spin is that CCSS Math is the ‘most misunderstood standard’, but it’s not their fault.)
Warriors, we KNOW, that CCR is not anything but re-branded Common Core. While SAP is applying gooey lies, we know that CCR is assigning our students to 3 different ‘readiness’ tracks: college/jobs/military. No more, no less.
Core Connection Partners:
Warriors, in the first issue of Core Connections, you’ll also find ‘shout outs’ for the SAPpy Partners. Groups from the CCSS Machine for sure. Achieve, Inc; ANET (Achievement Network); EdReports; TNTP (The New Teacher Project); IBM, and Learning Forward.
Leadership for ANET is Harvard University tied. As we know, Harvard is a huge CCSS Machine member.
You’ll find Zuckerburg is tied to TNTP, in this 2017 article from the news section of TNTP. Zuckerburg’s interest? Personalized learning (PL). Joining Zuckerburg in this? College Board. As we know, CB is Coleman’s ‘baby’.
As far as Learning Forward and EdReports, I’ve written about each of these groups recently. LF can be tied back to the UN and the Schlechty Center; ER can be tied to the Annenberg Foundation. Warriors, IBM’s alignment is easy enough to trace, but if you’d like my latest article about their ‘sappy’ propaganda, you’ll find it in this 2019 article where IBM can be tied to Lenovo and GIGA data centers.
Closing: Warriors, sap can ruin clothes. The CCSS Machine’s SAP is ruining our children. It’s ruining true teaching, too. Both major teacher unions in the US are SAP partners.
What will the second issue of Core Connections bring us in propaganda? We’ll have to ‘stay tuned’ to find out.
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, how would you like to have ‘peace clubs’ and ‘job hubs’ spread across the nation? Sounds great, right?! I mean who doesn’t want a little more tranquility in their lives or access to better jobs?
I’ll tell you who doesn’t want these: US. Why? They are 2 of the latest efforts from our federal government to control us, as American citizens. They are also 2 of the latest efforts to conform America to the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) of the UN/UNESCO.
One Gigantic ‘Peace Club’:
Below is a screen shot from a 2017 article I published with the (then) latest onPeacemaking in the US via HR 1111.
In 2019, Warriors, we have the SAME Chamber of Congress using the SAME Bill number (HR 1111) for anewer version to create a Peacemaking Department in the Executive Branch of our government!
What’s the title of this new department to be? Federal Interagency Committee on Peace(FICP) and it would work in tandem with the U.S. State Dept. and the U.S. Dept. of Defense. The FICP would also establish “Peace Days”across the nation.
Why should we, as Anti Fed Ed/Common Core Warriors, care about HR 1111? The 2019 version has almost as many plans for education related indoctrination as its former version. (2017’s embedded ‘peacemaking’ over 40 times in education; 2019’s is 34.)
Among the 2019’s HR 1111 embedding pieces in schools: is a peacebuilding and tolerance curriculumcreated by a joint effort of the US Dept. of Peacebuilding and the United States Institute of Peace(USIP). (*Note: if you’d like to see USIP’s stance on several issues, go here. Be sure to look at the ‘experts’, too.)
States will be incentivized to use the developed curriculum in early childhood education and throughout all levels of education. The curriculum will embed peace and tolerance into ALL subjects, including PE (physical education). The Depts. of HHS (Health and Human Services), Homeland Security, and, Education will also help develop the curriculum.
If it’s not in the schools, entire communities and ALL cultural events and programs will use the peace and tolerance curriculum.
Warriors, as we’ve seen with the CCSS Machine, this type of move is to support the all encompassing “Every Student” as in regardless of where you go to school.
Also established with HR 1111 is a higher education academy called the Peace Academy. Students will study 4 years of peacebuilding and upon graduation, serve in public service to promote domestic and international peace. What’s so bad about this? It’s to be modeled after existing military schools!
New Community Peace Building Grants will be made available to go along with existing neighborhood grants. Then, there are to be Culture Diplomacy Grants:
Warriors, what you see above is from the Office of Domestic Peacebuilding. The Office for International Peacebuilding will also offer a new type of grant. International Cultural Diplomacy for Peace grants to all the locations the Domestic Office will offer them.
Other scary portions of the 2019 version of HR 1111 include embedding the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights into American law and national activities. You’ll want to see how the Peacebuilding Technology Office will impact how we communicate and farm. You’ll also want to read the Congressional Findings to see how much Congress is relying on UN (United Nations) information. Of course, disarming efforts are worth looking at, too. The Second Amendment may be in danger, yet again. You’ll also want to read Page 41, where the Peace Days are described as well as the legislative power the appointed Secretary for Peacebuilding will have to create or amend laws. (*Note: to see the 24 co-sponsors for HR 1111, gohere.)
Lots of Regional Hubs:
Okay, Warriors, we’re ‘switching gears’, so to speak. Now that you’ve learned about the gigantic peace club Congress wants to turn our nation into, let’s look at the hubs they want to embed among our regions. (By the way,regionalism is also a UN tool. It’s also embedded as an educational mandate in ESSA.)
HR 1995and S 951 are ‘identical sister bills’ which would create ‘Apprenticeship Hubs’. In fact, the title for both bills is the Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act (AHAA).
The Senate version is in a Committee and has 4 co-sponsors. (Young, IN; Moran, KS; Brown, OH; and, Jones, AL.) The House version is also in a Committee and has 3 co-sponsors (McKinley, WV; Fitzpatrick, PA; and, Harder, CA.)
Sponsoring the bills are Senator Coons (DE) and Representative Norcross (NJ).
Below are just 7 items both HR 1995 and S 951 would do in education:
Warriors, also written into this type of regional workforce hub idea is how these apprenticeships are marketed to parents and students by school counselors, job recruiters, and those one-stop-career-centers.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may remember when I first sharedhow school counselors were being targeted by the CCSS Machine to sell families and students are career tracks.
Warriors, if you’re not sure how toxic the UN regionalism is for America, this 2010documentwill help you understand. As you can guess, the alignment has only gotten worse since this publication. To illustrate how bad, consider that tourism is being geared toward the SDGs.
Regionalism will also play right into climate action. Climate action is already deeply embedded in education. If you’ve not heard of the R20, the US is a member. R20 is the Regions of Climate Action. Former CA Gov. Schwarzenegger helped createthis global group. The US Government is a partnerto R20.
HR 2636 and S 1398, Smart Cities and Communities Act:
Warriors, these two ‘sister’ bills are almost exact copies of each other. HR 2636 is sponsored by Rep. DelBene (WA) and has one co-sponsor (Lujan, NM). S 1398 is sponsored by Sen. Cantwell (WA) and has no co-sponsors. HR’s version of Smart Cities and Communities Act has embedded ‘education’ a total of 18 times. The Senate version has ‘education’ embedded 17 times.
What will the “Smart Cities and Communities” do for education? 1) increase technology which means not only more STEM education, but more screen time for our students. 2) Puts the federal government in more power over communities across the nation. 3) Will combine several inter-government joint projects/efforts, as well as P3s and industry overreaches. 4) Will increase the workforce based education, skill based training and award grants to entities participating, at ALL levels of education. 5) Will increase apprenticeship ‘opportunities’.
Warriors, between the clubs and hubs, our education system is pretty well up a stream without a paddle. It is absolutely mind boggling that Congress is not only willing to do this to our nation, but has no shame in doing so.
What can we do to fight back? Our votes are one way. Look at those supporting all the Bills I’ve featured here. Look at the connections to the CCSS Machine. There are other ways we can fight back. I believe that ANYCongress member participating shamelessly in all this needs a huge dose of humble pie. What do you think, as a Warrior?
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, do you remember when I shared with you that ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) would broaden the definition of which students were most ‘at-risk’? How about when I first showed you how ESSA would encroach on homeschoolingfamilies?
Well, it’s getting even worse. Every day and in every State. We’ve looked at the increasing amount of ‘in-home visits’ and what that means about parental rights, data privacy, and all that surrounds both.
But do you know that there are at least 25 States where ‘failure to educate’ your child is grounds for the children being removed from your home?
Warriors, re-read that. HALF of the United States (‘home of the free and land of the brave’) can remove your child from your home IF they are labeled ‘at risk’ or ‘failure to educate’ has been proven.
It’s not the State Dept. of Education which will do this, it’s the State level of Family and Children Services (usually housed in your State Dept. of Health/Human Services).
Warriors, do you remember, I often I’ve shared in interviews that the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services was given the largest power increase (for overreach purposes in education) via ESSA?! If you look at the federal budgets since ESSA, you’ll see that the power increase has been well funded with some disturbing plans connected.
We cannot rely on ALL education overreaches into our homes will come from ONE direction, federal OR state level. We MUST realize the ‘cradle to grave’ grab is coming from MANY angles.
The CCSS Machine has turned away from the sole focus of students and has zeroed in on entire families. The US federal government (regardless of political party or Administrative leadership) has also ignored and disregarded families where the PARENTS are the authority and have inserted themselves as the PARENT. The government has hyper-focused on THEIR ability to fulfill ALL those ‘unmet needs’.
Warriors, the State leaders are following this pattern, ‘lock, stock, and barrel’!
This is WHY students are being labeled as ‘at-risk’!! The government has shifted the definition of who is truly in trouble in life to mean any student who doesn’t MEASURE up to ‘college and career readiness’!
This encompasses those who homeschool, especially! Families are being measured to see if Johnny and Suzy are ‘ready’, if not, parents CAN be charged with ‘failure to educate’!
Why is our federal and state level government doing this? To meet the mandates in ESSA! That’s the most honest way to put it, Warriors.
From WY To You:
Warriors, I saw the picture you see below on Facebook a few days ago, and I was curious as to what other States, besides WY are set up for this:
What group shared this? WY Liberty Group. While I couldn’t find the ‘other 24’ on this website, I did notice the many articles on ‘school choice’.
So, where can we find the list of the other States? Here’s what I found:
Warriors, if you’re interested, here’s the document detailing the felony charges for NOT reporting child neglect. From that document, you’ll see CT and MD have the toughest parameters. Why would I include this document? Because if you look closely, you’ll see that educators are among those who are charged with reporting neglect.
From the same website, this 2018 information, updated the news from above.
I’ll be sure to provide the entire PDF for ‘identifying neglect’, but look at what else can be found in this 2018 Report:
If you homeschool or have ‘chronic truancy’, this resource not only listed the States (from the same website I used above, but includes each State’s statute detailing the ‘failure to educate’.
Look at this archived article of mine, where the States are laid out with the most SEL(Social and Emotional Learning) alignment. How many of these States are also the States citing ‘failure to educate’?
Warriors, no one I know likes to be forced to do something. However, I hope you can see how ESSA, the CCSS Machine, and, our government are forcing our families into smaller and smaller ‘spaces’ where our liberty and freedoms are protected.
How dare our government decree that only ‘they’ can ascertain who is educationally ready to face the world! Remember, the federal government has no business directing the States in education matters for ANY reason. The States, also, should be exercising what’s best for their citizens, not what satisfies unconstitutional laws.
Maybe no one from your local or State government has come to your home yet. Maybe no one from the federal government has notified you of ‘failure to educate’.
However, Warriors, with the traps set in place; laws to give teeth to those ESSA mandates, we CANNOT gamble with our children’s place in our homes. WE MUST BE DILIGENT TO PROTECT THEM. STOP THE CCSS MACHINE!
**Personal note, I’ll be out of town most of this week due to a speaking engagement.
Look for a new article coming soon.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, RBF really doesn’t stand for “Really Big Fad”in education, but it might as well. What IS“RBF” it’s the acronym for “Results Based Financing” in education.
RBFs are not only found in education, but other business industries. While the link I’ve provided shows other countries, as quickly as the US is embracing these, it’s only a matter of time before we’re saddled up for these returns/results.
Wait, Lynne, is education a business industry?! Yes, Warriors, that’s exactly what education’s been turned into: an industry. The ‘fodder’ for the industry? Our students and teachers. Those profiting? The corporations and P3s (Public Private Partnerships) in the CCSS Machine.
Being squeezed out of the education industry? Teachers, leaders, and, most of all, PARENTS!
So, far, from what I’ve been able to find, the biggest ‘industry’RBFs are used in is health care. RBFs are VERY popular in the global aspect (worldwide), too. Why not? After all, the World Bank is a huge part of RBFs.
If RBFs sound a bit confusing, think of it this way: Pay for success or vouchers.
That’s right, PfS and Vouchers ARE forms of RBFs. We saw PfS embedded in ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). We see vouchers are a big kingpin to the current DC Administration’s stranglehold on education, too.
Warriors, truth be told, ‘paying for success’ in ANYTHING, here in, the US isn’t new. But it IS rooted in several global political ‘isms‘ which are anti American.
According to this website, PfS is a great way to ‘measure outcomes’. It also says that here in the US, the first PfS was in 2012. If you look at the makeup of the PfS in the ESSA law, you’ll see that it is Sen. Hatch’s example.
**Remember, Warriors, any time you see the federal government, education, and ‘outcomes’, it is THEIR goals and mandated targets you are to measure up to, NOT your own personal best.
Warriors, this is exactly how the CCSS Machine grinds on. The only ‘measured outcome’ the PfS or RBFs care about is simply this: are you workforce ready to have a job to boost the economy. This is exactly WHY the language of page 17 is SO important.
Those ‘industry based standards’ are from WIOA, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, NOT an education law!
Warriors, we’re being set up to be nothing more than a society run worker!
Look at this emphasized screen shot:
Warriors, it’s super easy to see that this isn’t about people’s best interests in health care as it is about the economy being well ‘fed’.
Same with education! Here’s another visual from the same slide presentation. Imagine instead of health care,you see education.
If you’d like to see the entire slide presentation, that link is here.
The RBFs, World Bank, And, Education:
Warriors, I found RBFs by a tip from a fellow Warrior who’s concerned with the overreaches in ruining our children’s lives. This Warrior found a group called IREX ( a global development and education organization. IREX is tied to the U.S. State Department’s USAID. As you know, I’ve tied USAID to the UN (United Nations) and the CCSS Machine many times.
What connects IREX and USAID? The World Bank.
***We’ll look at IREX in a bit, first, let’s see what else the World Bank has to offer us on RBFs and education.***
Remember, results based financing is mainly concerned with the investor’s bottom line, not your individual results. Why would this be most upsetting to us as parents, taxpayers, and teachers? Because it doesn’t respect the student’s differences in learning! All measured outcomes are the same, according to ESSA! Refer back to page 17 and the penguins above!
The ONLY measured outcome the CCSS Machine (thereby the federal government, too) will accept is College/Career Ready; aka Common Core State Standards; aka CTE (Career Tech Education) for workforce ready drones.
Think of it this way, Warriors, “results based financing” is a lot like the old ad slogans where you heard ‘results may vary’.
You knew once you heard this that what you ended up with may or may NOT be like everyone else’s results.
Warriors, what ESSA’s variety is, in reality, is ‘results will NOT vary’:
Why is there no ‘variety’ for Johnny and Suzy in THIS photo? All education MUST be the same. This means all curriculum, learning, teaching, resources, tests, related activities, and, on and on.
So, in this example those RBF investors are putting all their fruit into ONE basket!
This, my Warrior friends, is EXACTLY what the World Bank is encouraging!!!
Talk of variety (personalized learning) is muttered, but it’s absolutely a smokescreen. Don’t let your child become some corporation’s bottom line profit!
IREX’s RBF In Education:
So, Warriors, since the World Bank is shoving RBFs in education in all corners of the world, what is IREX doing to support the WB and does it tie to the CCSS Machine?
First, IREX is short for International Research and Exchanges Board. From my 2018 article on IREX, look at their globalization plans for classrooms:
From the IREX 2018 Annual Report, their example of RBFs will strike very close to home, here in the US:
ESSA’s mandate for 21st Century Community Learning Centers was featured in this article from my archives.
From 1974 a 215 page US/USSR report on exchanges in education and the economy.
IREX’s full list of donors (many are very easy to spot as CCSS Machine members).
Economic hoops States have to jump through to uphold the ESSA mandate for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (as the example from NC showed).
Months before ESSA was made into a federal law, the original intent for 21st Century Community Learning Centers. This fits right in with not only the RBFs, but big tech/big data, too.
Remember, Warriors, 21st Century Learning Centers and Results Based Financing are not simply reserved for public education. They were created for public conformity.
We’d do well to become non-conformists as soon as possible. That way we can make RBFs stand for Really Bad Fiasco which We the People laid to rest.
Warriors, I am sure by now you have heard the news the SAT will have a new “adversity score”. This doesn’t come as a surprise the CCCS machine is hard at work.
The last of Diva’s top 5 posts for this year is “Good Job Vs. Bad Job” gives us an overview of how some states are pushing the workforce training and lifelong learning UN plan. If you haven’t seen this post, it is a MUST SEE !
~ posted by MK for the Diva
Good Job vs Bad Job
This in-depth article covers many States, but focuses on the same topic. Use it as a study guide.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, recently, I shared with you the news about the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and it’s embedding of WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), and, the HEA (Higher Education Act).
Not new news, I know, but, what is new was how theWIOA Waiversare being used behind our backs to force MORE workforce ESSA mandated pieces upon us.
Regardless of our age, our ‘school choice’.
Think of it this way,
Let me pause here to say that I know we need to work, but so does the CCSS Machine. We know we used to have freedom to choose where we worked and how much education it took along the way, the CCSS Machine has changed the ‘game’ so that where you work and how long you are in school are locked in for life.
For the remainder of this article, I’ll share resources how this game changing move not only aligns with the United Nations’ plan for globally trained, barely educated citizens. It is also funneled into the US BY the UN and ‘do-good’ groups and/or powerful people who either know what they are doing OR are not aware of what they are supporting is harmful.
From NC, A ‘New’ Education Plan:
Warriors, just announced by the State Superintendent, Mark Johnson, NC will be the best place to learn/earn by 2030.
Before I tell you more of the #NC2030 Plan, inAugust 2018, I exposed the depth of Johnson’s lies about ending high stakes testing. It’s a shuck and jive move, for certain! Warriors, it plays right into this ‘new’ plan for workforce based aligned education. How? Here’s more from #NC2030:
From the announcement: “4-year-olds engaged in high-quality kindergarten readiness programs”
Also, from the Plan: “Students who, after graduation, are on track to their chosen, fulfilling career”
To see how Skills USA is a part of the CCSS Machine, that’s here. (Look for letter “E”)
To see NC’s obsession with CTE (Career Tech Education), look here. To see how cruel this is for our students, read this.
To see how the NC Teachers will fare in the NC 2030 Plan, read the rest of the Plan, here. Then contrast that with the supposedlyNC created teacher pay tier plan. Teachers, I posed some hard-hitting questions which involve personalized learning as a front for career tracking. ICYMI, I’ve included it.
To Iowa, We Go:
Warriors, do you remember the articles I’ve written about WorkKeys? That’s one of the pigeon-holing career assessments our students are being forced into taking. If they aren’t taking it in K-12th, they’ll find it in community colleges and job placement sites across the nation. Why I bring this up is toremind youof the chilling point made by one of the small business owners from GA used in the ‘sales pitch’. Basically his words were ‘no WorkKeys, no certificate; no certificate, no job; No job, not sorry.’ (Entirearticle which can be applied to all States) Arelated articlewill also tie to how the certificates are to rack and sort our students.
Warriors, add to that sales pitch, this from Iowa: A Senate bill which would punish you if you falsify your job application. While lying certainly isn’t acceptable, the one instance cited. Note, the man didn’t say he lied, he admitted he was underqualified. See below:
(Full article) Warriors, in the article introducing the Iowa Senate File 99, other State legislators chimed in on curtailing underqualified citizens. Yes, the issue seems to be catching those abusing the system, but the overall message is also not to be missed, especially when it involves Workforce Development Boards and unions. Why? These are all tied to the CCSS Machine’sone-way-to-learn-for-one-way-to-earn. Data privacy was also listed as a huge concern. It should be, especially when Workforce and Education are united in the career pigeon-holing.
***Warriors, read the Senate File 99, the tone set is one of State/employer as a lording ogre and the worker as a minion. This is definitely a pattern we need to watch elsewhere. The global workforce has a similar tone.***
Also mentioned in the 2nd article (screenshot above) is a non-profit group calledProject Iowa (PI).PI offers free career training for the underemployed and unemployed to bridge the gap so they may experience a life transformation. Helping fund PI is the United Way. United Way is in on the CCSS Machine’s global workforce train via the United Nations.
Another group, theAMOS (A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy) Initiative, helped get PI up and running. AMOS is largely a faith-based group, with one notable exception, the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Ilness). NAMI is also tied to the CCSS Machine in SEL (Social Emotional Learning). SEL is a big tool in the career pigeon-holing seen in education. AMOS is an affiliate of Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF).IAFhas roots in TX as a community organized group seeking to influence infrastructure. In the shift fromacademics to career based/skill based, where does infrastructure show up the most? Technology and data mining. Infrastructure in education also means policy making. IAF is tied toAlliance Schools. The chief goal for Alliance Schools? Raised standardized test scores. If you’d like to see more information of how the TX based IAF has claimed victories in workforce alignment, go here.
If you’d like to see Iowa’s career shortage grants(KIBBE), read here. Look at the multi-million dollar price tag. (Yes, throwing money after agenda always is a success..not!) To see Sen. Carlin’s campaign (large union base) finances, lookhere. To see his stance on education, look below:
On To D.C.:
Warriors, did you know that there’s a House of Representatives Bill (HR 860) which expands Social Security? One sponsor and well over 200 co-sponsors. How this ties into this article: part of the expansion will go to ‘lifelong’ low-income workers. If you study the global UN/CCSS Machine workforce language, ‘lifelong’ is also used in defining education. Who would this impact? Look below at this example from NC. The ‘low skill’ workers is where you should focus.:
Warriors, you know, I have zero respect for our current Sec. of Education. Not that I respected any of the former leaders, but DeVos has proven repeatedly to undermine education (bad) all the while smiling and pointing to her donations (good). DeVos has proven she’s 100% on-board with the globalism shift from academics to workforce. She’s proven to be a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) disciple. Which is a huge portion of the workforce/career based education America’s drowning in. Her latest ‘do-good’ moment was reported byPolitico. (emphasis added is mine)
Warriors, if you’re curious how Mrs. DeVos ties to the SEL, here’s one where it involves the development of ‘moral’ assessments, and, one where her family literally profits off our student’s data rape.
If you’d like to see the KennedyInitiative, go here. Pay attention to the other international groups funding this for American students.To see the Children’s Scholarship Fund, go here.
UNAI, Humpty Dumpty, And You: If you’d like to learn more about the (HDI) Humpty Dumpty Institute (you may be surprised to know that the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” group fully supports HDI.), visit here.
Not only does HDI tie to our U.S. Congress, they are in 100% unity with the United Nations as an UNAI (United Nations Academic Impact) group. (*Note: Don’t forget the Thurman Marshall College Fund is also a key part of the HDI, as well as tied to the UN.)
What does UNAI do in America? Each group or school identified as a UNAI has a special project assigned to them annually. The projects? To implement the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) of the UNESCO/UN creation. UNAI schools/groups are located all over the world, but the US has a huge concentration of UNAI ‘hubs’.
Warriors, you’ll be interested to know that some celebrities are spokespeople for HDI. HDI also has strong ties to the LDS (Latter Day Saints) faith. To see the Gates Foundation grants to the Thurman Good College Fund, go here. To see the US federal agencies, corporations, and faith based groups HDI is in partnership with, visit here.
If you’d like to learn more about the UNAI groups, I’ve created a special Google Drive document for your use. (*Note: If you cannot access the Drive document, please let me know. I’ll be happy to send it to you. I’ll need a working email address to send it to.)
Share as you need to. It’s important to note that UNAI schools are an elite group and different from the UN/US Partner Schools.
Don’t get me wrong, ANY UN group infiltrating our schools is bad, it’s just the UNAI is even worse.
Where Love Is Indoctrination:
Warriors, if you are not familiar with who Jesse Lewis was, he was a victim of the Sandy Hook school shootings. Regardless of what you believe about the shootings, the bare facts are the CCSS Machine has used it as a back door to attack our 2nd Amendment; has skewed lesson plans and curriculum to promote a global agenda that tolerance will stop violence altogether, and more. Here on my blog, and elsewhere, many Warriors have proven these facts.
By the way, February is also consider CTE Month by our Vice President and many other groups. CTE ties to SEL, as well.
The Future For FL:
Gov. DeSantis has made plenty of news about “ending Common Core”, yet in the same breaths he plans to expand CTE and CCR (College/Career Readiness). The clues are all laid out in the language of his video captured speeches as well as the Executive Order issued.
Warriors, did you know DeSantis has had financial backing from the Koch Brothers as well as the DeVos family? With ties like this how can FL escape Common Core?
Recently (2/20/19) the Governor was a guest at the Economic Club of FL. Look at what DeSantis spoke of and how the Club is in full support:
To see how FL is really doing in CTE alignment, this 2013 document showed FL had added to the existing CTE Career Clusters (usually 16, but FL added ‘energy’ as the 17th) as well as had 3 different CTE standards streams and funding streams.
If anything DeSanits’s plan looks to streamline these 3 into one giant of an alignment system! (*Somewhat related, the fast-tracking career pathsin high school for FL.) Meanwhile the State Education Committee is ramping up the voucher plans to expand the fictitious ‘school choice’.
Contrast all this with the 2018 Review. Other concerns about FL and any other State thinking it can end Common Core, are addressed here. (*Note: if you cannot access this Google Drive document, let me know.)
Then, There’s Georgia:
Warriors, for those of you in GA or who have family in GA, I’d say keep your eyes out on the new Governor’s CCSS Machine agenda there. He fully supports tax credits and vouchers (a pay-as-you-go, data mining disaster the agenda fully ‘hungers’ for), his ESSA mandated programs (increased literacy, especially for the littlest learners; increase mental health programs in schools) are very troubling. The price tag for Gov. Kemp’s mental health in education is set at $8.4 million.
Remember when Secretary DeVos confirmed private and home-schools receiving money from government choice programs WILL be required to follow federal regulations?
Again Warriors please share this popular and important Diva post, “Waving Choice Goodbye“, which reveals the real goal of school choice. Diva reminds us the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reads … “ALL education must be aligned to post-secondary readiness as laid out in WIOA.” This removes ANY educational choice. in that it must be taught by credentialed teachers / software, curriculum must be aligned and require assessments for accountability.
~ posted by MK for the Diva
Waving Choice Goodbye
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, you’ve heard me tell you time and time again that ‘school choice’ is a fallacy. The culprit is the CCSS Machine.
The tools used to ruin ‘school choice’ are WIOA, ESSA, HEA, and other top-down federal laws. (WIOA is Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, 2014; ESSA is Every Student Succeeds Act, 2015; and, HEA is the Higher Education Act, 2008 and up for re-authorization very soon).
Warriors, the fact of the matter is ‘school choice’ is really more about “personal choice”.
However, ESSA killed that choice with it’s mandate that ALL education be aligned to the post-secondary readiness standards of WIOA.
So, in essence, at least in education; that simple line from the 1965 Dr. Zhivago movie (fiction) has become our reality:
“All personal choice is dead.”
As we know, much of the CCSS Machine’s design uses education as the ‘change agent’ to alter our lives.
We know the control is meant for cradle to grave and encompasses where you’ll work. That’s why students of all ages are being pumped through the CCSS’s College and Career Readinessor the CCSS’s Career Tech Educationor the (United Nation’s) UN’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
It’s to force our students (and eventually the rest of us) into a controlled nanny-state. (Also very present in the fictional account of Dr. Zhivago)
You may wonder why I included the UN in connection to the CCSS Machine. First, Berit Kjosand many others (myself included) have traced the Common Core State Standards back to the UN, so the UN is part of the Machine.
However, STEM is the UN’s special change agent to usher in the Agenda 2030. How?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of the A2030 and SDGs, where we live and where we work will be determined for us, largely through education and what career track we’ve been trained for (or re-trained for).
This is pure confinement for us as Americans; not the free people we were Constitutionally guaranteed, Warriors.
Contrast it to any movie like Dr. Zhivago and you’ll get a fair idea of how awful this direction is for Americans.
Since ESSA mandated WIOA in PreK through 12 grades (as well as tie it to the HEA for colleges and trade schools), how is the government helping all this come to fruition?
What Are Waivers? How Do They Kill Choice?
If you’re not sure what a waiver is in the realm of federal education, it was supposed to be a tool given to States and school districts to offer flexibility in how federal funds could be used to offer ‘quality’ education.
Sounds great, right? Especially with the CCSS Machine hype and lies about States being able to get their right to control education BACK when ESSA was made into law.
ESSA, by embedding WIOA, embedded funds for workforce. Likewise the WIOA waivers will embed education, not for academics, but competency based education (CBE). CBE is CCSS, too.
CBE is woven into ESSA, WIOA, and the HEA…on purpose. It’s the shift from reading, writing, and arithmetic to poorly skilled labor force.
Warriors, think back to those Race to the Top Education Waivers or the ESSA Flexibility Waivers? Have you really seen any improvement in education? Have you really seen any removal of federal control or a distinct freedom your district or State didn’t have before?
There’s been none, because the Waivers are a deceptive move for MORE federal control to implant MORE shifting of education away from what we’ve known to what the global workforce needs: laborers. Our U.S. Constitution puts it another way, ‘indentured servants’. (Which by the way was also prohibited later on in the Constitution!)
According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, States were given a sense of freedom in how their Waivers were used, as long as they were used to improve job seeking systems for better employer ‘outcomes’. Warriors, hang on before we go any further.
Let’s review a few flies in this ointment.
a) Since ESSA has embedded WIOA, the ‘job seeking’ is happening as young as 2nd grade in some States. The ‘job seeking’ is also found outside traditional public schools via dual enrollment, fast tracking career systems like apprenticeships, internships, early career or college schools, etc. ALL this impacts every ‘school choice’, including homeschools. **It’s not so much the student seeking a job, as it is the job is seeking the student, before the student is capable!
b) As far as ’employer outcomes’, since WIOA, HEA, and, ESSA embedded P3s (public private partnerships) we’ve seen an insane increase in how much the corporate employer ‘needs’ have ruined academics. We’ve seen businesses with zero educational training usurp teachers for their purposes. **States are allowing this to happen every day they receive ANY type of federal funding or P3 funding!
c) The WQDI (Workforce Quality Data Initiative) is ‘married’ to the SLDS (Student Longitudinal Data System) FOR one purpose: aligned education for workforce needs. Regardless of what school (even homeschoolers) are in this system already or become a part of the system as soon as they participate in any of ‘a’ (above). **Being a free nation, this type of data tracking is not only illegal, it’s ‘data rape’!
Warriors, as far as the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s information, WIOA Waivers aren’t so much needed now, as they were codified when WIOA was passed into law (2014). However, much like the State Plans for ESSA which needed to be submitted to the Sec. of Education (DeVos), the State Plans for WIOA are still in use (2019). These Plans are called WIOA Unified or Combined State Plans and must be submitted to the Sec. of Labor. **By submission of those Plans, States gave full access to the federal government as far as data.
These State Plans? We, the People, can access them on the U.S. Dept. of Education’s website! Look below at the way I found this out:
I thought by clicking a phrase on the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s website, I’d be taken to another Labor page:
According to the U.S. Dept. of Education’s page I found this on, almost every State has a plan which has been approved by the feds. No State’s able to make its own plan for its own people or by those taxpayers. It’s all been run through the globally led workforce needs based system of control. The only States without an approved WIOA State Plan are TN, MI, MA, NE, and VA. The only U.S. Territory without one is the Virgin Islands.
I urge you to look at your State Plan. If you have none, let’s use NC’s as an example of what you’ll find that kills personal choice in education.
a) The NC Plan is 399 pages long and is dated FY 2018. NC elected to go with a “Unified” Plan which means all the alignment will come from every possible agency, program, and, angle. Those most targeted? “Under-served populations” including youth.
b) Page 3 shows the 6 ‘cores’ of WIOA. These ‘cores’ cover all age groups and population types. You’ll also find ‘partner’ programs will hinge off these 6 ‘cores’.
c) Page 4 shows the partners. In education, CTE (Career Tech Ed) covers all ages/choices; federal-to-state funding streams for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and Community Block Grants are also intersecting with education; Veterans funding will also be involved.
d) Page 7 reveals the industry specific economic targets for the State. Somehow, this is going to bring prosperity to every North Carolinian citizen. How, those “Prosperity Zones (PZs)”
I’ve researched and shown you before. These Zones were legislatively created and embedded 2014 and 2015 (respectively). When I last wrote about the PZs it was 2018. You’ll see just how eerily deceptive these Zones are and how easily the globalization of a barely educated workforce lurks underneath.
e) Pages 11 and 12 will show you all kinds of figures on job growth per industry. Page 13 reveals that employers are ‘bullish’ on growing jobs. Warriors, we’ve seen their ‘bull’ long enough and how it’s ruining our children. On the pages which follow, you’ll see lots of CCSS Machine organizations and phrases used to create the false narrative that a) there’s a skills gap and b) the only way to fix it is via aligned education/training. For more on ‘a’ and ‘b’, go here.
f) Near Page 25, you’ll see the Governor of NC mentioned. His plan combines education directly with skills. Warriors, did you know that when WIOA was passed in 2014, the increase in power given to the office of governor greatly increased? Thereby weakening taxpayers voices yet again. Many of the programs Gov. Cooper is using were already laid out before him. That he’s extending and adding to them, let’s us know regardless of politics, the global workforce/kill personal choice is alive and well.
Lastly, every bit of what’s contained in the NC Plan and others will unite data to kill personal choice in what you learn, where you work, and lots more.
Look below and see how ‘far’ we’ve come. See much ‘personal choice’? I don’t.
Warriors, I hope you can see how little our personal freedoms mean to our federal government. I hope you can see how little choice you really have when it comes to ‘education’.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, yesterday, I showed you how S 406 (Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act) is being fast-tracked. The article laid out for you the links between education and labor; how cybersecurity is to be increased, not only in education, but all across America. The article also showed you the federal and global co-operation where education and labor are concerned.
Below, is an old screen shot I created back from our campaign to stop the confirmation of Dr. King as U.S. Sec. of Education. Under DeVos (as Ed Sec.), all these are not only still in place, but have been increased. Especially STEM and STEAM.
Cybersecurity is not all about protecting We the Peoplefrom the hackers and whackers out there. Cybersecurity tracks all we do, on-line and, we’re finding it off-line, too.
In education, cybersecurity is passed off as ‘coding’. In the early grade levels (remember, coding is available to ALL education choices) coding is called ‘fun and games’.
Where will cybersecurity ‘pop up’ in education and labor? STEM, STEAM, CTE, and CCR. All these connect to CCSS, too. Warriors, not only will be tracked by ‘human capital police’, we’re going to see their training embedded in PreK to adult education.
The 116th HC Plans:
Warriors, not only do we have S 406, but there’s HR 1592. HR 1592 directs Sec. DeVos to create a pilot program for cybersecurity education. There are other related bills from both Chambers, but we’ll start with HR 1592. Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act is HR 1592’s title.
Warriors, the supposed benefits of HR 1592: a) Credentialed and employable US citizens
b) Improved infrastructure in the US (ties back to the Patriot Act)
c) CTE (Career Tech Education) cybersecurity will promote diversity in the workplace
d) Competitive grants will be used to promote regionalism
e) Ties back to ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 aka ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, 2015)
f) Tracks which students get credentialed
g) Gives Sec. DeVos $10 million dollars in all for the pilot creation and competitive grants
h) Opens the partnerships up to ‘alternative stakeholders’ i) Must meet ‘in demand’ and economic trends
j) Uses work-based learning (aka apprenticeships) Ties to WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) and the HEA (Higher Education Act)Both WIOA and HEA were embedded in ESSA’s language. k) Targets special sub-groups of the population for workforce needs
Currently, HR 1592 is in the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee.
If you’d like to read Rep. Langevine’s Press Release on the Executive Order by President Trump on the cybersecurity workforce needs, go here. In his release, Langevine promotes HR 1592.
That EO (Executive Order)Rep. Langevine referred to? That’s EO 13800, issued in 2017.
EO 13800 called for every federal agency (which included the U.S. Dept. of Education) to comply with the framework for cybersecurity. The EO also called for increased workforce development of cybersecurity.
EO 13859 (Feb. 2019) called for increased workforce development of AI (artificial intelligence) which relates to cybersecurity.
What about the ties all this will have to not only S 406, but the Education and Information Exchange Act (both were discussed in yesterday’s article)?
The President issued a Proclamation on “World Intellectual Property Day” (May 2, 2019). In that Proclamation (#9865) the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) was a key piece in intellectual property (personal private information) rights.
Warriors, the cybersecurity directly relates to all this. Also, think about the global data tracking and trails which have also been discussed in yesterday’s article and other previously published research of mine.
As far as USMCA in education, that’s a huge problem in data collection/sharing!
Back in Nov. 2018, before Congress voted on USMCA, I showed you how it would embed everything the UN (United Nations) needed for the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) to thrive in the US.
Since the vote for USMCA went through, I’ve shown you other waysUSMCA is not our friend.
As I pointed out yesterday, cybersecurity unites SDGs #4 and #8 (education/decent work).
1) If you missed my review of how President Trump is ‘helping’ education in the light of the upcoming 2020 Presidential race, I urge you to read this. He has not lessened the federal overreaches, nor the global ones. He has helped increase them.
2) If you think all this cybersecurity won’t impact FEPA (Foundations for Evidence-based Policy-making), I urge you to read this. FEPA was signed into law even though much push-back was given by We the Poeple.
3) Use www.congress.gov to look up the bills related in topic to data mining, STEM/STEAM, CTE, and, cybersecurity.
For example, these bills are of big concern:
House Bills: HR 1591 (Targets girls and underrepresented students for more STEM; amends ESSA for funding streams to increase technology); HR 1672 (Amends HEA for freedom of expression); HR 1634 (Amends WIOA for more Youth Corps) HR 1635 (Community based jobs); HR 1571 (Creates fed/State partnership, amends HEA for DREAMers); HR 1565 (Creates a new higher ed data tracking system); HR 1519 (Increases culture exchanges); House Resolution 169 (calls for increase in STEAM education); HR 1637 (Allows high schools to be come voter registration locations); HR 1652 (Improves Veteran education grants); HR 1676 (Increases STEAM and amends ESSA); HR 1678 (Creates a Task Force in the US Dept of Ed); HR 1662 (Creates a pilot program under U.S. Dept. of Ed for high tech to assist families of special needs students); HR 1688 (Fulfills federal mandates for Native American education); and, HR 1485 (Authorizes U.S. Dept. of Education to create more PreK-12th computer science).
Senate Bills: S 1292 (Amends HEA and will use data for student loans); S 1299 (Amends ESSA for more STEM); S 1221 (Amends HEA to create innovation zones); S 1072 (Amends HEA for Pell Grants to go for job training); S 1074 (Reinstates Pell Grants for prisoners); S 1157 (Amends both HEA and ESSA); S 1119 (School lunches/anti bully); S 1168 (Amends HEA for increased religious groups access); S 1176 (Amends HEA for disabled students); S 1198 (Increases U.S. Dept. of Ed’s study abroad programming for global competency); S 1172 (Amends ESSA/IDEA for fully funded Part A of Title One); S 1153 (Makes unauthorized education data access a crime (certain types of ed data)); S 1204 (Expands the U.S. Dept of Ed and implants mental health in higher education); S 1175 (Amends HEA in technical information); S 1117 (Amends HEA and creates Career Pathways Grants); S 1203 and S 1219 Amend HEA; and, S 1137 (streamlines education/job training for environmental health workforce).
It’s called represent‘We the People’, not Yourself, the “sold out”!
Warriors, we MUST be pro-active in seeing where Congress is steering our nation. So far, it’s not in any direction we ever desired. the “HC” Plans (Human Capital Plans) are wretched and MUST be stopped!
For my next article, I’ll be focusing on the federal overreaches in education where mental health is concerned to honor May as “Mental Health Awareness” Month.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, I’m not sure how much nautical experience you have or don’t have. I’ll be using some of the terms today to illustrate the recent CIEB (Center for International Benchmarking) and NCEE(National Center for Education and Economics) Seminar featuring Marc Tucker’s latest book, “Leading High Performance School Systems (Lessons from the World’s Best). This seminar was held on the 23rd of April 2019 in DC. (*Notes: a) CIEB is an arm of NCEE. b) Here’s the Feb. 2019Press Releasefor the Tucker book. c) NCEE isfundedby the CCSS Machine and is considered a ‘go to resource for credibility.)
Yes, Warriors, THAT Marc Tucker (Mr.“Dear Hillary”). Don’t think he disappeared from the educratic scene after his “Dear Hillary” letter. (*Note, fellow Warrior, Dr. Young wrote about that infamous letter on her website, Crucial Voice of the People.)
The worst part of the “Tucker” ship upon education’s waters? It’s not the only ship!
Warriors, the entire event was just over 3 hours. I’ve embedded the YouTube link for you. What follows are notes and pictures to illustrate the churning waters which are about to drown our nation..if we let it.
**Start around the 14 minute mark. During that time, I noted the following CCSS Machine member groups/people praising Tucker’s new book as they flashed on the screen:
a) The U.S. Dept. of Education’s Under Secretary (Duncan Era)
b) Linda Darling Hammond (both as Learning Policy Institute and CA State Board of Education leader). *Note: LDH was a guest during the seminar, too. c) Representative of the Harrisburg, PA School District. *Note: the Superintendent for Harrisburg was a guest during the seminar. d) DE’s New Sussex Technical School
e) Mr. Driscoll, former MA Education leader
f) OECD, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Ex. Dir. for Education/Skills. *Note: much of Tucker’s stats are based off OECD data. OECD is also responsible for the ‘human capital’ phrase. g) Harvard Univ.’s School of Education *Note: They are big on school redesign, too. Harvard partnered with Pearson to help create the Pathways to Prosperity which ‘churned up’ CPs, Career Pathways. h) NEA President, Lily Garcia
i) Asia Society
From Tucker’s Speech (aka Remarks): Warriors, these are from the beginning of the seminar. Tucker will reappear a couple of times. If and when you watch the video, note his facial expressions from time to time. Very mean spirited looks (and words) are evident.
1) Tucker and his research team have been going to the top performing countries for the past 30 years and bringing back concepts to the US.
2) His book is geared to school superintendents and lays out how they are the biggest ‘wave walkers’. Superintendents can also bring folks with them to jump in the pool.
3) Other countries (in his ‘Did you know’ portion) have strong government supports in education, much more than the US. We must be like them. We must have more wrap around supportive services and CTE (Career Tech Education), or as it’s known in Europe VET (Vocational Education and Training).
4) America’s education system is so desperate we’ll take any teacher who can ‘fog a glass’. Other countries’ teachers are industry based top professionals.
5) Four steps we, as Americans must take to have education like the top performing countries: a) vision and plan that everyone can ‘buy in’ to; b) have powerful industries link to community colleges for CCR (College and Career Readiness) aka Common Core; c) the goal, all students CCR by 10th grade linked to a framework from 1st grade and up. Assessments to link all together. It appeared Tucker was suggesting that 10th grade wasn’t part of high school and/or that high school was any type of college filled with ‘real CTE’ and P3s (public private partnerships); and d) highly qualified, tenured K-12th grade teachers.
Warriors, what if a student is struggling to become CCR by any grade level in Language Arts and Math? Here was Tucker’s level of concern:
What about the teachers and students working together? According to the research Tucker has written about the teachers from other countries spend much less time being in front of their students and more time collaborating. Think ‘redesigning schools’ much like we’ve heard from DeVos and the CCSS Machine.
Just what is that ‘world class performance’? NWO or new work organization (could we also connect this to the NWO, New World Order? Sure sounds like it!) Why ‘new work organization’? We must streamline education for being more skill based and organized. Included in this ‘new organization’ must be more social webs of supports, especially for early learners and low-income families. We must have comprehensive wrap around services to close the equity gap.
One question comes to mind about the Constitution and Tucker’s comment. Where did the Constitution ‘assign’ education to the States? It didn’t. Education wasn’t ‘assigned’ at all! After laying out in Amendments 1-9 what was federal, the 10th Amendment gave everything else to the States to handle. At the time, education wasn’t even a State responsibility, but has since become one due to the wording of the 10th Amendment. Under certain parts of the 14th Amendment, free public education cannot be denied, but it is in the instance of undocumented immigrants, not natural born citizens or naturalized ones.
LDH’s Ship Of Indoctrination Sets Sail:
Warriors, yes, we really need to look at Linda Darling-Hammond’s part of this churning waters reform.
You’ll find her portion near the 58:22 time stamp.
LDH wrote the forward for Tucker’s new book (bait for the waters).
It was noted by LDH that many countries come to America to see how we’ve ‘innovated’ education. That’s good, she said, but we must scale up our innovations to meet THEIR high performance, organized systems. Part of those include national or state curriculum, philanthropy funded schools, government funded teacher prep or PD (Professional Development) which is aligned to a routine system.
Near the 1:09 time stamp, the moderator leads up to his question to LDH with this, “You’re deeply into the policy agenda in this country. So what’s your perspective as President of the CA State Board of Ed.” Her response? “Under ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) it returned a little to an idea called ‘think’. It increased flexibility and States re-investing in education. It’s systematic. How do we align all parts of this system? We have to come back to the 1990s (before NCLB, No Child Left Behind). We have to have funding and invest in our teachers and leaders.”
Warriors, let me pause here, if LDH really thinks ESSA allows us to dial back the 1990s, that would put us right smack dab in the vortex Tucker wrote Hillary about! When you get to today’s ‘related resources’, you’ll see the direct connection.
Near the 1:16:49 time stamp, the US will be compared to Finland in regards to teaching by LDH. She then launches into how we need to revolutionize the teaching profession (called ‘craft’ repeatedly by many in the seminar) to equal the revolution in healthcare (before Johns-Hopkins became the ‘benchmark’).
Near 1:25:00, Our need for centralized education ‘where locals dance to State support’s tune’. You’ll also hear how everything Gov. Brown started, she’ll extend. How CCSS and NGSS (Next Gen Science Standards) have allowed a framework to ‘center on top-down support for bottom-up reform’. Next, SEL (social emotional learning) and ‘collective efforts‘. Warriors, keep in mind, this is all AFTER Hammond professed ESSA’s greater flexibility.
Anybody Got A Bucket?
The next segment of the seminar was a round-table discussion:
Warriors, I want to focus on Fuhrman’s portion right here. You’ll see why, below. It’s what follows her comments above.
She followed these brilliant insights with, “US Legislators basically not performing like education ministers of other countries.”Fuhrman also pointed out that NCLB (No Child Left Behind) narrowed American Standards while RttT (Race to the Top) was a backlash to the standards.
I’m still trying to figure out just how this makes sense, Warriors.
As far as her working with Brazil, it’s ironic that the UN (United Nations) used Brazil’s STEAM and SEL (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math and Social/Emotional Learning), open classrooms, IT (information technology), and CBE, Competency Based Education to infiltrate US schools.
Then, there’s Dan Domenech…
Warriors, Domenech went on to say that we need more ‘multi-age groups’, more “early childhood education”. We want ‘sustained change’. Then when asked how to get the nation’s attention, his response “Keep throwing out there how inferior we are, that’ll tick people off. Then, look at Tucker’s 9 Blocks (in his book). We need SEL and test scores, wrap around supports for families. We are doing this for the best interest of children.” One of the most surprising comments by Domenech, was he, along with these progressive minded reformers, were tickled that Pres. Trump has embraced and pushed CTE (Career Tech Ed) and apprenticeships. Because that’s exactly how and what the other countries are doing to prepare their students! He went on to say Americans really like this! (You’ll find these near the 2:09:30 time stamp. It is near the end of D’s comments he uses the Lord’s name in vain.)
If you cannot listen to Tucker by himself, go back and listen to the Round-table. There’s so much more, especially when these 3 ‘tackle’ politics in education.
The Final Buoy:
Warriors, near the 2:13:02 time stamp, two PA Superintendents were brought on stage to talk about their portion of the churning waters. I encourage to listen to their CCSS Machine rhetoric, there’s more than what you see below:
Setting An Anchor:
Warriors, at the 2:53:26 to the end, listen to the moderator, the 2 ‘we’re not plants in the audience’, and Marc Tucker. You’ll find CCSSO (Counsel of Chief State School Officers) was there, Great City Schools, and, New America Ed Policy were in the audience.
1) From NCEE, 2017: The “Prepare to Lead” Report. Geared for principles in schools to be globally aligned via ‘best practices’.
2) From the Women on the Wall, 2014, several Warriors gathered to discuss the ramped up shift from academics to workforce education. There were 21 ways in which CPs (Career Pathways) were embedded in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014). WIOA was embedded in ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015) when it stated on Page 17 that all education must be aligned to post-secondary readiness standards as laid out by WIOA.
3) From earlier this month, my expose on VET from Germany and how America’s kowtowing to it. Warriors, it’s THIS that Tucker’s entire platform for ruining American education is built upon.
4) Those “top countries” Tucker swears we need to be just like?
Warriors, that’s quite a bit of agenda from Tucker, but he gave us clues as to Maryland and its part in this sinking ship. I’ll be heading there in my next article.