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.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we know Pearson Publishing is one of the WORST companies to be involved in education. However, besides PP, there are other really bad education (or so they claim) companies out there as well.
Today’s article is all about some of the CCSS Machine’s latest ads which are meant to pull you into the trap that workforce based and SEL (social emotional learning) based education are the saving graces of America.
Certiport By Pearson Vue:
Warriors, the ad (not seen below) I saw on social media was crystal clear in its intent. A seamless transition from school to work with Certiport’s credentialized system.
To see the badging video, go here.
To read about the Pearson company, go here.
To see and read the ‘white paper’, find that, here.
Other Certiport news bits: the company has been around since 1997 and is in 148 countries in 26 different languages. By having Pearson Certiport credentials your resume will stand out and your academic performance in the classroom will soar.
One concern which stood out to me is if you are receiving a certificate for your own small business, why is Pearson only equipping you with ‘middle skills’? What are ‘middle skills’? Look below for Harvard University’s answer:
Warriors, here’s a question, since on-line learning is set to wipe out jobs and professions, what happens when it wipes out the brick and mortar trade schools and/or community colleges? These are ‘middle skills’ territory. Most are the two year ‘stepping stone’ to jobs and or 4 year colleges.
You can find Certiport in the US under Cengage, Learn Key, Inc., Total Seminars, Total Training, NY Wired for Education (Metrix), and, Pearson.
Lead2Feed (L2F) :
Next up, in the education hype category, is a ‘feel good, do good’organization which gives free (and comprehensive) SEL (social emotional), CTE (Career Tech Eduation), CCSS (Common Core State Standards), 21st Century Skills (21st Century Readiness), PBL (Project Based Learning), and literacy to any school or community group who registers. It’s called “Lead2Feed”. The curriculum is based off a business model, not an education model.
L2F Board members (tied to education) can be found representing CTE (from TX, CA, and, OR), Gifted/Talented (OH and VA), AP, faith-based, special education, business education, agriculture science, consumer science, IT, social science, and, principals.
L2F is geared for 6th to 12th graders. It unites education and the community with ‘innovation’. It’s been around since 2012. The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation are the co-founding groups. They have chosen
the former CEO of “Yum!” brand foods*, David Novak to base all their curriculum off of. (*Note: while you may not recognize “Yum!”, you will recognize Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and, KY Fried Chicken. “Yum!” is the parent to all of these companies.)
Mr. Novak has written a book titled “Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen”. According the to L2F lesson sample, Novak is stated to be an ‘expert’ in leadership and recognition culture.
What’s ‘recognition culture’? Basically it’s a way to incentivize employees for better job performance. It’s a leveraging tool, Warriors.
Why would the Foundation for Literacy and Learning, as well as the Lift a Life Foundation choose Mr. Novak? Novak’s family IS Lift a Life Foundation!
To learn about the Global Game Changers, visit their website.
To see the Univ. of MO’s article on the $21.6 million dollar gift, go here.
Warriors, this long time CCSS Machine member group hasn’t slowed down its education overreaches ONE bit.
To see Lumina’s stance on federal overreaches in education, go here.
Has anyone questioned groups like Lumina to see where in the U.S. Constitution federal overreaches are legal? If not, why not? These groups shouldn’t push unconstitutional activities in D.C. If we haven’t stopped groups like this, why not?!
********************************************** Warriors, back in March 2019, I showed you how Lumina, the Gates Foundation, and, others, were actively setting up our kids for what workforce collar they would wear.
In February of this year, I showed you how Lumina’s overreaches were felt around the globe (and especially here in the US) for PBL (Project Based Learning), the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), and, more.
Warriors, we don’t have to look too far back in history to see haughty looks from young people groomed for a collective society where everyone is a productive member. Is this really what America’s being reshaped for?
I believe not only IS this the reality, but it’s among us and growing daily.
Lastly, if you’re not sure how important the differences between being a free citizen in an independent nation and being a controlled citizen of a dependent nation are, watch this short You Tube video.
If we’re not stopping the corporate and legislative overreaches, I want to know WHY. I bet you do, too!
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we know there’s tremendous amount of overreach into our schools. We know, since ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), that the overreach doesn’t stop at the textbook.
Much has been written about the mind-grab; the mental health labels; the sheer amount of abuse being carried out in our schools and THROUGH our schools.
What do I mean?
Not everyone who’s been caught up in the mind-grab/mental health labeling is a public school child. Some are too young or too old to be in the public K-12th system; others are outside of the public system altogether, but, due to umbrella programs and after-school activities, the overreaches are funneled through these. We also know that entire families are being held almost captive to this system with ‘wrap around services for student success’.
One of the main things are States are doing to ‘dance to the ESSA tune’ is to create laws for MORE school mental health professionals and social workers. If you read my article a couple of days ago, you may remember the lion’s share of the $649 billion spent on public education is for teachers and professional staff. So much is being re-directed to ‘other school professionals’ that other much MORE needed programs are cut or eliminated.
My point? Like other Anti Fed Ed Warriors and concerned taxpayers is that medical services do not need to be inserted into our schools. Schools are supposed to be institutions of learning, not medicating or psychiatric wards.
*As always, on a topic like this, I need to state that I am NOT anti-mental health services or social work services, but as a Mom and a taxpayer, I know those services need to be separated from education. I also know as important as these services are, they should be 100%, they should be staffed by 100% qualified professional with real degrees and not fast track credentials.
What ESSA and the CCSS MachineHAS done to ‘medication’ (medicine + education = medication) is turn our schools into what Anita Hoge has called ‘quasi hospitals’. Talk to parents from around the nation and you’ll see her research proving this is spot on.
Warriors, you need to know that social workers also use the DSM in treating clients.
Meet HR 1532:
Warriors, this 116th Congressional bill is titled the “Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act”. It’s sponsor is Rep. Lee (CA). Rep. Lee is one of the social workers in Congress who also sits on the Congressional SW (Social Workers) Caucus.
Basically, the Bill sets up a new national, federally controlled Commission (independent from Congress and the U.S. Dept. of HHS, Health and Human Services) for policy moves in the social work sector. Warriors, remember, policy is the interpretation of law, NOT the law itself. Whomever, or, whatever group in charge of policy, gets to set the agenda.
Of special note concerning HR 1532:
a) From the Contents: Sect. 203 ‘reinvestment grants’ to States (from the Feds) for the social work profession.
b) Page 7, Children’s Defense Fund/ NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) cited information
c) Page 8, Community based programs.
d) Page 11, CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) is the ONLY acknowledged group for the profession by the Council for Higher Education.
e) Page 13, begins the federal level commission layout (ends on Page 20).
f) Sect. 201, federal grants to support social workers.
g) Sect. 203, begins; social work education/training grants.
h) Page 28, the Social Work Commission will contract with a national social work entity (either the National Assoc. of Social Workers or the Council on Social Work Education, CSWE) for all policy-making.
i) Page 29, P3s (public private partnerships) and collaborations in social work and through social work.
Warriors, I hope you can see that HR 1532 would further ‘stack the deck’ in favor of federal overreaches into our minds. Especially the minds of our students. Take into consideration that for all this partnershipping in the name of behavior/mental health, massive amounts of data will be needed, lots of tests and assessments will be in order as well. When you also consider that only ONE group will be in charge of ALL policies related, this should be a huge warning sign for us.
We must protect our children’s mental health! We must have a place at the ‘table’ when it comes to who treats our students, how qualified they are, and, what nationalized standards are involved.
There should be ZERO nationalized standards in education OR education related supports!
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, Memorial Day Weekend is behind us. We’ve like to think the CCSS Machine’s overreaches in education are behind us, too. However, our 116th Congress has made it THEIR mission to undermine the Americans (in education, at least), yet again.
It wasn’t enough they mocked us in the 115th Congress with bills which supposedly were to help education go back to the States, or back to the Moms and Dads.
No, the 116th has ‘upcycled’ 2 bills for ending the federal grasp on education.
I imagine you are wondering what rock has hit me on the head. After all, isn’t ending the federal grasp on education what we’ve been fighting for? Dreaming of? Sure it is, HOWEVER, this bills are NO real solution. In fact, they BOTH extend the federal control!
Back during the 115th Congress I exposed how HR 899 and HR 1510 were NOT going to end Common Core or whatever it has been re-branded as in your State. Neither of these were going to end ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) or stop the high-stakes assessments. Neither was going to halt the student data rape or the teacher being free to teach as their students needed it.
Why were HR 899 and HR 1510 incapable of helping us as Anti Fed Warriors? The short answer: Neither repealed ESSA!
The longer answer: By closing the U.S. Dept. of EducationBEFORE a full repeal of federal educratic laws like ESSA, the problems in federal overreaches are TRANSFERRED to OTHER Federal agencies and the status quo continues!
(Below was a screen image I made for the article laying out HOW the problems of federally led education were to be split up (transferred).)
Warriors, I’ve stated this stark reality many times, both on air and here, on the blog. It’s not been taken very well. You must understand that the reality is based on research and the actual bills’ languageNOT personal opinion or personal attacks against those who supported HR 899 or HR 1510.
The same is true for the ‘upcycle’ versions of the 116th. HR 899 is STILL HR 899, HR 1510 is now HR 1930. While I did report on HR 899 earlier this year, I’ve not covered HR 1930.
To see HR 1930, go here. The Anti Fed Ed Warrior question you should be asking of these co-sponsors and sponsor: Where in federal law OR found within the U.S. Constitution do you see shell games as legal, responsible, or, in need of taxpayer support?
Throwing Insult To Injury:
Warriors, as if the 116th’s Congressional insults, as to how intelligent we must be to miss their ‘upcycling’ the same agenda, we have the U.S. Census claiming some news about the effect of federal overreaches in education for Americans. The claim? How many of our tax payer dollars go towards American education.
(Source) Warriors, according to the article, the most spending is on teachers. The cost of per pupil spending is nearing $13,000.00 per child. Yet, we have more and more teachers and students in worse shape NOW than ever before! Why? The CCSS Machine is grinding them down to injurious levels! With the next ‘big’Census set for 2020, we need to be asking tough questions of Congress on the financial strategy they are supporting here. Given that the U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Home of the U.S. Census Bureau) is set to receive funding to implement FEPA (Foundation of Evidence-based Policy-making Act) data mining activities, we also need to ask how this will play out for our families, come Census taking time.
If you missed my article in late April 2019 about the redesigned Census, I urge you to look at how it will impact your schools and redistricting them, as well as the ultra-personal questions to be answered by American citizens.
If you’ve not seen or heard how the Census measures our schools, you’ll want to read this from their email delivery system. Warriors, it isn’t ‘pretty’.
*Anti Fed Ed Warrior question: How will the Census play into HR 899 and/or HR 1930? In all the transferring of U.S. Dept. of Education programs, funds, and, all related activities, waves of injurious level insults will be visited upon Americans.
Warriors, much is being used against us, as parents and taxpayers. More is being planned to harm our students of ALL ages, backgrounds, and, current school status.
We, however, have a choice: Do we accept bills like HR 899 and/or HR 1930 and HOPE we can see an end to the abuse OR do we demand Congress does a better job for We the People and repeal ALL federal education laws?
If Congress wants ‘new’ and ‘improved’ education, then they need to get out of the way. Upcycling worn out bills and CCSS agenda is a waste of our time and energy, as well as our taxpayer dollars.
It is OUR job to hold Congress accountable. It is their job to create laws which represent OUR will, not the CCSS Machine’s mantra.
Otherwise, Congress members do not DESERVE to represent us. Remember THAT, my fellow Warriors, come election time.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, as parents and taxpayers, we know that there are times the ‘bear’ in us needs to rise up and roar. Since ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is firmly in place, we know the grab for our littlest children is upon us. As you know, I’ve written many articles about these overreaches, especially into our homes.
So, imagine my disgust as the State I live in (NC) was almost gleeful over new ways to EXPAND the data rape of our children via ‘in home visits’ to align those children from birth to 8 years of age to a workforce traced education system.
Why ‘data rape’? Not ‘data collection’? Because the amount of personal private information harvested WITHOUT proper consent is THAT bad.
I also use that particular data term in relation to the recent webinar I attended. I asked about the need for parental consent with minor’s data, I was assured that all the expansion was protected under the existing FERPA (Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) .
Not one word about the recent impacts of FEPA (Foundations for Evidence-based Policy-making Act). Why would these be of concern?
Warriors, the existing FERPA was gutted by an Obama era Executive Order and has NEVER been restored to fully protect the privacy of the family in educational matters. HIPAA is also not bullet proof in protecting your personal private data as it stands. FEPA makes the Patriot Act, FERPA, and, HIPPA look like child’s play compared to all that the data rape being unleashed on EVERY American.
**I’ve no clue if the presenting ‘experts’ realize FERPA is gutted/that FEPA will definitely be relevant/ or that/HIPAA is a joke for privacy, or, if they are being misled (or just don’t care). Anyway a parent and taxpayer looks at it, this is all terrible news.
**In asking some tough questions after the webinar, I was able to learn that NC’s expansion for data tracking alignment between existing trails and in-home visits is being paid for out of ‘our’ PreK Development ‘award’.
1) While our subject so far has been on in-home visits and data tracking/alignment, the webinar was a bit confusing to me, at first. As you see, the title suggests grade level reading. Then you see in home visiting. It wasn’t until the ‘meat’ of the presentation that 3 different programs are being intertwined became clearer. The CGLR (Campaign for Grade Level Reading), the SSI (Sustainability Scale Pilot Initiative), and, SHINE (State-level Home Integration with Early Childhood Data Systems). (*Note: The SSI is a part of the CGLR. As seen in this link, a Feb. 2019, AZ presentation has the same opening slide as you see below.)
If you wish to see all the slides from the NC webinar, find them here (53 in all). Take an hour and listen to the Webinar in its entirety. If you live in any of the States in these 2 initiatives, you’ll find key information. If your State isn’t listed, be a step ahead of the agenda and learn what to watch for.
From my raw notes on the Webinar: a) Home visits will be the expansion of the data trails already in place. (In NC, those trails date back to 1990. The current data system dates back to 2015.) Current system is NCEIDS (NC Early Childhood Integrated Data System). The expansion will increase this to the single most powerful longitudinal source on our children. The ‘outcomes’ expected of the children will not be for their benefit, but the State’s. Combines Ed/HHS/Social Services. (In the home visits portion, ‘best practices’ will be part of the outcomes.)
b) Target ages: birth to 8 yrs (part of the NC vision: AllNC children, not simply public school children; will keep family and children in the center of all alignment)
c) Tied to the Reading Campaign: 60 data points are on reading. The expansion will encompass SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) and early intervention programs. The “whole child” approach is being used to expand the data trails. Ten goals and their sub-goals are divided in 3 ‘buckets’: i) healthy children/ ii) ready to succeed/ iii) safe and nurtured
d) The NC Governor ‘inspired’ Action Plan for our little ones:
e) Sources cited during the webinar (use these as pointers for where in your State similar plans may be found.) NC Early Childhood Foundation (web address is ‘buildthefoundation.org‘)
Related Resources: 1) Back in Jan. 2019, I shared with you some grave concerns about the abusiveness in the CCSS Machine’s plans for in home visits from across the nation. One of the States featured (MN) is finding that there is massive amounts of financial fraud associated with all this. MN is also one of the 5 States along with NC, working to expand the data tracking of our babies toward a workforce based life.
2) In February 2019, the follow-up to #1. More evidence from across the nation. Why the increase? Because as America becomes more global citizen based, our children are seen as not ours, but the State’s.
3) From April 2019, the plans to expand the Social Security Act (Medicaid funds are used in education from the SSA). Since fraud is already in place in education funding, think what throwing more money and power at us will do.
4) When the Preschool Development Grants were awarded in early 2019, I showed you where each of the States was going to find their funding. I showed you then, what ties to the CCSS Machine and globalism existed in the funding and planned use of them. NC citizens, this was the first taste of the pie the recent webinar focused upon.
5) From a couple of days ago, the ‘teaser’ articlewhere I first told you about SHINE.
Warriors, make NO mistake, this has little to do with reading sustainability or grade levels. This is largely one of the most back door ways to align our States from free ones to nanny managed ones. The future for our little learners is bleak, at best. Especially when you consider how easily and ‘slick’ the data tracking is being manipulated. “Cradle to Grave” is the fastest growing danger to us all.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, have you noticed the increase in what I’ll refer to as ‘lustrous meddling’ from the CCSS Machine? What am I talking about? The CCSS Machine (including the US federal government) into micromanaging our families.
Why ‘lustrous’? To hear anyone connected to the CCSS Machine, you’d think they were saints they way they describe their quest to overreach into your homes. Most of these sell-outs believe they are doing ‘great work’ and therefore must be allowed to continue on in finding ways to undermine parents, control children, and, hold our tax dollars as ‘ransom’.
We MUST stop believing by civil acts of obedience that we’ll win this War Vs the Core.
Why? Warriors, think about it, not one member of your family or mine is free from the overreaches into our personal lives. None of our freedoms are being preserved by our leaders in DC. We MUST de-throne the CCSS Machine…NOW!
Warriors, we’ve seen the gradual increased control in where Johnny and Suzy go to school, what they learn (or don’t), where they work, what they believe, what they accept as decent, and, who’ll they’ll ‘be’.
Nine times out of ten, none of it lines up with what you taught them. This is the ‘success’ of the CCSS Machine’s global platform. To control citizens for THEIR purposes, not our enjoyment in life, especially as a family.
Through the years, as an Anti Fed Ed/Global Ed/CCSS Machine Warrior, I’ve shared with you the grasp for ‘lustrous Common Core’marriages, the ‘lustrous beauty of global citizenship’, if only we’d embrace it, the ‘lustrous glow’ hiding the sick and twisted agendas being carried out in our schools AND communities, and anything else the CCSS Machine has tried to pass off as ‘great’.
We’ve seen our kids turn on us, turn on each other, harm or kill themselves. We’ve seen our health care system totally turned upside down and become inserting in education, where it should NEVER be a part of.
The CCSS Machine has messed with our religious beliefs and practices, it’s attacked our values and attitudes, it’s gone after grandma and grandpa’s way of living (must be a workforce member of society at all ages), and it’s after our babies.
Warriors, there is NOTHING about your children or mine which is held as sacred anymore! So why NOT become civilly disobedience?
Scroll back up to the picture. It’s not so much what we cannot do without the government that should wake you up. It’s the reality that the CCSS Machine is limiting us (and our children) every single day to what we CAN and WILL do. Where we’ll ‘serve’, where’ll we’ll live and whom will share that space, and, where our work for the ‘collective greater good’ will leave a lustrous shine on all of humanity..
What a horrible future for any of us! Especially our children, little or not. We say we’d do anything to protect them, but, as Warriors, are we?!
So, what does it mean to be civilly disobedient? You know your Constitutional rights and ANY of them being violated are grounds enough to act upon.
Look back at history, especially here in America.
Thoreau chose to not pay taxes and went to jail. His reasoning justified that spending time in jail for the right reason (protesting a wrong) is far better than to do nothing at all.
Many other groups have successfully been civilly disobedient and seen changes happen which supported their reason for disobedience.
I have the honor of being associated with a NC citizen who became famous for his act of respectful protest. Known as one of the Greensboro Sit-in participants, Clarence Henderson has been a beacon for many of us in the nation (and NC).
(Source for image and article. All 4 members are named. My associate, Mr. Henderson, is the last one on the right.) The Greensboro gentlemen were protesting racism. Thoreau was protesting poor government policy.
The Anti Fed Ed Warrior question needs to be:
Is there ANYTHING you’d NOT be willing to do to protect your child from the CCSS Machine? Would you risk jail? Would you risk withholding taxes? Would you hold a sign up in a peaceful protest? Would you sit in front of the local school board to save our kids?
However you choose to be civilly disobedient, DO NOT GO ALONE. You’ll be easily marginalized and forgotten.
Why We Shouldn’t Let The CCSS Machine “Shine”:
Warriors, did you know the current grab for our babies has been gearing up (in earnest) since ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)? Did you know there’s a group in the CCSS Machine called Child Trends? Child Trends is pushing a 5 State Initiative (NC, MN, OK, UT,and RI) to merge data collection on birth to 8 years of age. It’s called the SHINE Initiative. (SHINE stands for State-level Home Integration with Early Childhood Data Systems).
While that’s bad enough, look at the Child Trendspartners:
Here are some of the funding partners for Child Trends:
To see the 2018 (December) Blog entry about the SHINE‘lessons’ being learned about aligning data collection, especially during home visits, go here.
How did the Child Trends pick the 5 States for SHINE? I don’t know, but I did find their source. It’s called the ECDC (Early Childhood Data Collaborative). Based off the ECDC map, you’ll see the 5 States (NC, MN, RI, OH, and UT) are all the same color. That dark color means that most of their student/child data systems are aligned. These systems will track our babies into their workforce days and beyond. (Remember the phrase ‘cradle to grave’? This is exactly why we have that phrase.) Notice how many other States are the darker color. The light color means alignment is planned. States with no color are not planning on linking up systems.
Warriors, do you notice the States are puzzle pieces and not their definitive shapes?
This resembles the CCSS Machine’s view of our children. Parts of a puzzle; cogs in a wheel. Funders for ECDC are some of the same as the Child Trends.
Do you see why the SHINE is NOT ‘divine’? Fight back, Warriors!! These data systems are fully in gear to grind down our children.
Not A Shine, But Certainly A Stink:
Warriors, the ESSA did increase home visits in its mandates. But did you know back in 2011, not long after Common Core was rolled out, that the Pew Charitable Trust set up home visit data trail foundations? Those indicators for ‘student outcomes’ are still in place. In fact, the SHINE States are using them as benchmarks for cradle to grave alignment. As you know, any time the government uses ‘outcomes’ it is for their design on your student’s lives, not your student’s best for life.
“Outcomes” is a CCSS Machine educratic buzzword. We CANNOT trust it at all.
Lastly, Warriors, the Pew Charitable Trusts will have that distinct CCSS Machine smell due to the grants from the Gates Foundation.
Thanks for letting get on my ‘soapbox’ today. It’s been a long time in the making. I hope we’ll band together to protect our children. Our government isn’t about to do it. They’d rather see us citizens of THE state, not a free and intelligent nation.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, before you know it, we’ll be in June 2019. Summer thoughts may replace school plans. Depending on where you live and where you or your children go to school.
Before we break out the bug spray and sun screen, let’s look at a few items which we should use as encouragement to soldier on in our War Vs the Core. After all, the CCSS Machine will not be taking a summer 2019 break.
A) ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is still in place and hasn’t been repealed. It’s current status is being felt more and more every day. It’s future is also currently being considering for amending via individual bills in the 116th Congress.
B) We’re in election hype time. From now until the election in November 2020, to elect our President, and other leaders, we’ll be pelted with every kind of educratic BS possible. (If you missed my entire series on the Presidential candidates and their education plans, go here.)
C) With the 2020 Elections and the 116th Congress, the last federal education law to be re-authorized, the HEA (Higher Education Act) will see passage unless we fight it tooth and nail. If you missed the House and Senate bills which will amend or extend HEA, gohere.
D), Lastly, Warriors, with all of the above, the march towards globalism in education is firmly in place. How? The US’s continued ties to the United Nations (UN) and their SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Warriors, those things, by themselves, are plenty of mayhem to push upon us. However, there’s even more.
Warriors, here are some of the other things on the educratic radar.
You may have seen these in May, or you may not have seen them:
1) ACLJ has reported that parents have filed lawsuits to block Buddhist meditations in schools. While this isn’t new news, the American Center for Liberty and Justice has been tracking the indoctrination and UN-backed shift of ‘mindfulness’ in the classroom. (*Note: ACLJ is also a proponent for ‘school choice’, but that’s a whole issue unto itself.) Back in 2018, I wrote for thePatriot Institutehow yoga was being used in classrooms for UN’s SDGs as well as SEL (social emotional learning). Warriors, as you know, yoga is used for ‘mindfulness’.
2) Salt Lake City’s gearing up for the UN’s 68th Civil Society meeting.
So, what’s new in May 2019 for this big SDG palooza?
The Mayor of Salt Lake City has an aggressive schedule to make the City 100% ‘green’ by the 2030 Olympics. Why? Salt Lake City is supposed to host the Games. She said they’ll be the ‘all renewable’ games. Warriors, if you are not sure how the Olympics fit into the United Nations, or the SDGs, you can read my research on it.
(*Note: Salt Lake City is also a top Resilient City by the Rockefeller Foundation as well as a “Smart City” to align to the UN’s SDGs. ‘Resilient Cities’ are hubs for SEL, social emotional learning. SEL also aligns to the SDGs.)
3) Speaking of the SDGs, did you know that earlier this month (May 2019) a New York City meeting took place to update progress in America to adhering to the UN’s master plan?
4) SDGs breed Global Citizens, Warriors. If you’ve read my blog from the beginning, you’ve seen how it’s been laid out and connected to the CCSS Machine. If you’re somewhat new to the blog, you are welcome to search my archives. During May (2019), my email inbox was filled with Participate Learning’s Global Citizen in the classroom resources. (*Note: Participate Learning was formerly known as VIF International Education. They are also a “B” Corporation. “B” Corporations are part of the CCSS Machine. These types of corporations thrive on social justice and competency based skills.)
What will Johnny and Suzy see in the classroom? The 10 Competencies they must master to become global change agents (just as the SDGs demand).
In essence, the House of Representatives is trying to fill the holes in the budgets for the U.S. Depts. of Labor/Health and Human Services/ and Education. The ‘holes’ which President Trump’s proposed FY 2020 Budget put in place.
Among the ‘holes’ to be refilled:
a) Funds for PreK and early childhood education alignment
b) Funds for K-adult education
c) Funds for medicaid and social security (these are tied to education as well)
d) Funds for a nation wide SEL initiative
e) Funds to increase workforce based education
Warriors, as you can see, mayhem via educratic BS is a constant for us. However, these five items are proving that the CCSS Machine has ‘stepped up’ its ‘game’.
Will we reject these disruptions to our freedoms? I sure hope so!
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’.