*Fourth is a series about September 2019 as “Workforce Development Month”*
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we’ve seen so much educratic BS from global forces which has encroached on our federal government, we could fill a dump. That overreach has been passed down like a ‘hot potato’ from the federal government, to our States, and, to our local levels. All in the name of education ‘success’. However, education is NOT the goal.
As we’ve been uncovering in this series, the goal is citizens prepared for a workforce future of servitude. As we’ve seen the pressure to conform to this is coming at us from all angles and targeting all ages, as well as, all school choices.
Warriors, back in 2015, I shared with you the States lining up our students for workforce based “Career Paths” via the Career Paths Network. In that article, you could also find the 10/6 Agenda Points for workforce education (aka: workforce development).
Since that article, State after State is announcing some ‘new idea or program’ to entrench CBE (Competency Based Education) as some way to boost the job market and economy for their citizens. State after State is doing away with traditional grades, courses for what we knew as academics to usher in aligned courses for mastering skills. Just go to your State Dept. of Education’s website and look.
I used the OR example above, so let’s see what updates OR has made to the never ending treadmill you see.
Again, Warriors, OR is not the only State in America doing this. EVERY State is. Did you notice the overreaches into healthcare and housing this will usher in? In August of this year, I showed you how NC is using inclusionary zoning to create workforce housing tied to education. What type of education? Workforce skill based! (ie: STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; CTE: Career Tech Education, and more)
In SC, they are using TV ads to promote the value of workforce based education from a ‘new’ angle. Joining unions. How will this work? Increases your take home pay to better serve your family, but the lead in for the commercial uses ‘choice’, ‘path’, and ‘drowning in student debt’. This ad is from the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). The video I’m linking is the generic version. The version I saw on TV was geared for SC families and was only slightly different.
(*Notes: The ‘international’ denotes the US and Canada. The IBEW is a ‘star’ in the world of unions, especially the AFL-CIO. Why? So many skilled workers in several career fields. The IBEW also is against weakening apprenticeship standards. This letter addresses those concerns in connection to Pres. Trump’s Executive Order 13801. IBEW also has a legislative/political arm which includes ‘education’. The PAC (Political Action Committee) leans more toward the Democrats, but as we know Warriors, Democrats and Republicans LOVE workforce based education. Lastly, as with all unions, ‘collectivism’ is key. Source)
Warriors, in 2017, I showed you the“Dear Colleague” Letters from 13 different federal agencies in full support of CTE plans from their offices. These letters and plans were directed at education from cradle to grave.
In 2014, the AFL-CIOCCSS Toolkit, then VP Biden, and American Labor Unions and how they tied (still will tie) to STEM, Perkins Funding, and, more.
From the President’s Supporters:
Warriors, we’ve seen support for workforce based education well before our current President was sworn in. We’ve seen the unabashed support Pres. Trump has given workforce development (aka workforce education).
In this July 2019 ad from the Presidential Coalition, you’ll see how all Americans are being called ‘a nation of doers’ and it’s all thanks to our President.
If you’d like to learn more about the Presidential Coalition, go here.
If you’d like to see the other 2020 Campaigns PC is donating to, go here.
To learn more about David Bossie’s ties from Little Sis’s website (thanks to Alison M. for providing this), go here.
Warriors, in my next installment, we’ll dive into the workforce development/education sales pitch we’ve had from STEM/STEAM (That’s STEM with ‘the arts’ thrown in). Trust me, the research is plentiful about how deceptive the pitch has been. From the global level to the President’s office to your community.
As you can see, the pressure’s on to align us all, we MUST fight back and take the air out of the CCSS Machine’s tires, so to speak.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we’ve made it! The final installment of my “The Prudence Files” series. Before we go on, I want to pause and thank those who’ve sent information, especially for Part Four. I want to thank each of you for coming back to find out the real truths not being given via mainstream media, too.
In this article, the last 2 Presidential hopefuls; private citizens. Howard Schultz (Former Starbucks CEO ) and Andrew Yang (Venture for America). Will either of these 2 offer We the People a glimmer of hope, as far as education? Let’s see what we can find out.
Schultz’s Bid: Warriors, while some sites say Mr. Schultz is considering running, the original source I used in Part One is where I learned he was. I did find his campaign website, so I’m pretty sure that’s a ‘winner’. Below is a picture of the website:
Schultz is running as a ‘Centrist Independent’ candidate. In his words that means ‘governing from the middle’. According to the Centrist Party, these citizens and/or candidates have no party lines. As such rather than go with what’s popular, they go by what is right. Below is their stance on education.
Warriors, it’s very important for me to say that Mr. Schultz is NOT the Centrist Party’s candidate. However, I wanted you to see how the Party leans. By contrast, the American Independent Party is completely different. They believe in the Judea-Christian values of our Founding Fathers (Schultz is Jewish). They also believe in States Rights for education. Again, Mr. Schultz is NOT the Independent Party’s candidate either.
So, I think it’s safe to say this ‘Centrist Independent’COULD be a mix of the two principles. But, we also have to factor in Mr. Schultz has been a Democrat for many years.
I think you’ll understand why I wanted you to have some context before I show you what I found about Schultz’s education stance.
Where was his education stance ‘hiding’? It wasn’t in his pillars. No, it can be found in the “Howard’s Story” page on the website. I’ll admit the video has a catchy tune, there are bright colors and smiling faces. It’s all designed to ‘build you up’.
Warriors, if you didn’t know it, ASU has been involved with some pretty horrid things for K-12th grade education. Back in 2016, I wrote about their part in a YouTube Red Channel movie called “The Thinning”. It was all about students literally dying or someone they loved die if a certain score wasn’t made on the standardized test.
If you didn’t see it, I also wrote aboutStarbucks and the PBIS system.
Finally, on this candidate, I’ll share this with you:
If you’d like to see the rest of the stances Starbucks takes on other ‘hot button’ issues, visit here.
Warriors, if you’ve not heard of Venture for America, that’s ok. I’ll be sure to link the evidence for you.
To access the 2016 Annual Report, go here. Warriors, if you use Netflix and have seen “Generation Startup” that’s the feature film about what VFA does. Jobs/economic for the community’s sake. While that’s good, the tag line for the movie has to do with ‘learning to fail’. That’s a key concept the CCSS Machine loves to use. By the way, Netflix is among the CCSS Machine members/groups seeking to destroy local control.
Warriors, if you read “Andrew’s Story”, he’ll tell you he was raised to go after the American Dream. You’ll learn his ties to Brown Univ. as well as Columbia Univ. (Both universities are CCSS Machine member organizations. In Part 4, I shared both their ties to the Tavistock Inst.)
You’ll also see he tells you he had an education company, but doesn’t share the name or what other group(s) bought him out. Look below:
You may find this related article helpful in connecting Yang’s for profit testing company to Knewton.
Warriors, I hope you see the toxic ties to the CCSS Machine very clearly. It appears neither of these is the Anti Fed Ed champ we need.
Well, Warriors, we’ve done it, taken 5 articles to lay out education/educratic stances of the 20 candidates (and possible candidates) running for President in 2020. As you know the campaigns are on-going. As you know, they will only step up in appearances.
So, what DO we do with all the information I’ve given you? Yes, it’s been grueling to slog through all their websites (or lack of), but the reason I wanted to do this for the nation, especially you, my fellow Warriors, is we HAVE to make as much noise as possible!
I told you in Part One I wouldn’t tell you whom to vote for. However, whomever you see you most like among the 20, do this:
1) Attend as many meetings of his or hers as possible. Forget party allegiance, the politicians certainly have. Is this risky? Absolutely, BUT, gladly risk your comfort zone for the children, I am. So can you. Don’t develop tunnel vision, watch for debates, shows, etc. Listen to what’s said (or not said).
2) We all know in war (War Vs the Core) you have to hang out with the enemy from time to time. Just be prudent and don’t go alone. Whatever you do, be respectful, there is going to be enough strife. If you are rude in making your points, you’ll be discounted. Remember, these are people, not punching bags (words or fists).
3) Take the points about the candidates which trouble you the most and speak out! Steer the conversation, don’t give up! (Written ones are the best and provide a copy with facts and links to point to Anti Fed Ed truths.)
4) Write open letters, letters to the editor, call in to like minded radio shows, no matter how big or small. Request private media shows centered around these Anti Fed Ed truths the nation needs to know and hear. Make your own video and share.
5) Speak up, hold them accountable! That is part of a prudent voter/Warrior’s ‘job’.
6) Write to them, show them the roots to the agenda, the globalization of our nation via education, let them know, it’s unconstitutional, it’s criminal and they shouldn’t be a part of it!
7) Don’t kowtow or get star struck by these candidates, don’t worry about making a scene. Remember who you are fighting for: our kids, our young people, our freedoms, our choices.
8) Pepper their websites with Anti Fed Ed truth, not mainstream subjective BS.
9) Participate in citizen forums, round-table discussions. If you didn’t know what you know now, think about all those around you who will remain clueless, unless you speak up. Use your circle of influence. Stay in communication. Host ‘Did Ya Know?’ type neighborhood events. While we’re about serious business, we can have some fun, too.
Use this type of event to bring to light the candidates on education. Compare notes and discuss maturely.
(Think along the lines of “Horton Hears a Who”, ALL our voices, united against the CCSS Machine is imperative!)
(photo courtesy of Clipart)
What if you don’t like any of the 20 candidates?
1) Choose the one most closely related to your beliefs and WORK with them to bring them around to the truth.
2) These people MUST be reminded they are seeking to represent WE the People, not the special interests groups, lobbyists, or Big Corporations.
3) If the candidate isn’t willing to work with you or accept the truth, then you know they are ‘bought and paid for’ by the CCSS Machine and move on.
4) IF you find that out, share the news, so others will know. It’s better to be called an idiot for being right than a silent partner in the grinding down of American education.
5) Apply any of the other action steps above you desire.
6) Inform and ‘use’ your circle of influence. Provide updates for them.
As of this article, I can find no Republican Debate schedule. Back in 2018, the National Republican Committee voted to disband the Debate organizers and team. That doesn’t mean there may be no debates, but it means we need to be watching for them.
I did find this website, which has both the Ds and Rs information in one location. Use at your discretion.
Use the Commission on Presidential Debates for news updates. I’ve embedded the link to their Debate Applicant locations. (*Note: no 2019 or 2020 sponsors have been announced, but look at previous sponsors. Are there CCSS Machine member groups represented? If so urge a non-bias organization to step up.) You can also access previous Debate transcripts. These might be helpful in writing your letters.
The location for the Republican National Convention is Charlotte, NC.
The location for the Democratic National Convention is Milwaukee, WI. (*Note: Are there any Warriors near either of these cities? If so, we should plan to meet somewhere. I live in NC, and, it just so happens not too far from Charlotte. I’d love to see a group near Milwaukee, too. We could do live presentations or updates.)
The Democrats will conduct their Convention in July 2020.
The Republicans will conduct theirs in August 2020.
“The Prudence Files: PartOne“ “The Prudence Files: PartTwo“ “The Prudence Files: PartThree“ “The Prudence Files: PartFour“
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, in my last article, I showed you the at least 20 year old movement to ‘expand time’ in the name of ‘education’. If you read that article, you saw that the goal wasn’t a true academic advancement of oneself, it was more about a student/worker hurried up and churned out as a ‘competent’ skill based apprenticeship leading to a job.
However, what if I showed you, there’s a much more devious plan afoot?
Warriors, we once experienced history where Germany attempted to ‘rule the roost’. If you’re like me, you weren’t born then, so you didn’t live through those horrors.
Immediately after World War II, America was one of the 4 countries in control of the restructure. Many years later, the changes which were made, showed through in education. How? By way of the economic structure, the corporate structure, and, the government structure changes.
Yes, the US was involved in the German restructure by pushing for ‘democracy’. Since America’s a republic (by ourConstitution), I wonder what would be different today, had the push been for a ‘republic’.
So, imagine, that in 2019, in America, some of those very Germanic restructured roots showed up.What would you do? What has OUR government done? What has OUR economy done for education? What has OUR corporate structure accomplished?
******************************************************************** The educratic global shift we’ve seen is NOT the fault or total undoing of one country, it’s been a controlled and well financed group effort!
Enter the Word Game surrounding “Competence”:
Warriors, if you’re like me, every time you hear certain words, you cringe. Especially when you research items. You may also be like me, and see the larger picture looming in the background because you’ve seen so much. Case in point, “Competence”.
****If you choose to access the German/Latin roots, you may need to use your internet tool for an English translation.*****
My fellow Warriors, you know how I’ve shown you, over the years, the word games used against us. I’m not assuming every educrat in DC or your State knows the watered down English version of ‘competency’; but knowing it has more to do with other things than true academics, do you see how it’s been used to further the agenda?!
Look at it this way, ‘CBE, competency based education’: NOT ‘expert’ based education or ‘skill’ based, BUT ‘legally controlled and authoritatively carried out’ education!!
English speaking countries may mean ‘skill based’, but NOT“expert based” or ‘legally/authority based’. But, if the educrats did mean one version, and, assume you and I believe the other, then it’s the Latin meaning of ‘clashing’.
It’s also a ‘classic set up’, we’ve seen the CCSS Machine used repeatedly, you look one way, while I undermine the other way.
So why, in the context of ‘competent’, would the German version be more accepted and in 2019?
****Because it is the closest to align with the UNESCO/OECD* plan for authoritatively controlled workforce based training NOT academic prowess!!****
(*Note: OECD is short for Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. UNESCO is short for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.)
Warriors, why would it matter what the German usage and meaning of ‘competence’ really stands for? Because when it’s accepted as their nation sees it, it’s about a collective reflection of education interests of the society….not each student.
This is an approach DC has been taking for years. Especially since the Johnson Administration straight through to the Trump team.
Come with me, Warriors, as I show you the German model America has heartily set us up to embrace without hesitation. (How much of the current system is based off Hitler’s? Read and find out.)
Warriors, Germany still calls education which trains you for a job or a trade as vocational education. Americans called it ‘vo tech’.
Some Americans, to this day, believe ‘vo tech’ is not only still an option, but should be taught. In 2006, that term ‘died’ and was replaced. (Yes, Warriors, another word game.)
That’s when our US government changed what the definition of ‘vocational education’ was. The ‘training’ portion was also redefined. How? The government funding! However, even the CCSS Machine still uses ‘vo tech’ in America to confuse us!
Congress, at least, has finally stopped lying about how education is seen. Look below, this sentiment is readily spoken and shared by BOTH major political parties:
A German Commissioned Study:
Warriors, I found this undated (appears to be very recent, though) commissioned study by Bertelsmann Stiftung (an education based social change group. They heavily support a ‘school to work’* concept.) But, it’s WHERE I found it, you will be interested in. The American “National Career Pathways Network” website. (*Something we’ve seen DC embed for years now.)
The German Study features an ‘expert’ from Germany who is considered the ‘go to’ guy on vocational tech training. His name is Professor Dr. Dieter Euler. He’s known across the world as the specialist for reforming vocational tech systems.
Warriors, I’ll share some of the most troubling points from the Study. I trust you can see the ways in which our nation, our government, and, our corporate overreaches have set the same shift up in American education. I encourage you to read the Study on your own.
1) The shift to work based learning (also called dual enrollment) should be the main focus of vocational tech/training. The main target? Citizens under 25 years old. (Page 14 has a brief history of combining education and work.)
2) Many countries are looking at the success of Germany’s system because it’s been spun as a ‘win/win’. Students get fast tracked education, employers get trained workers.
3) America’s not as developed in dual vocational tech, yet. But, the shift is being increased with ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and its embedding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), and HEA (Higher Education Act).
HEA is currently the last national US law to receive the ‘school to work’ makeover. Congress is dead set on increasing the German based concepts. How? Increased CTE (Career Tech Education), which replaced ‘vo tech’, increasing apprenticeships andinternships, increasingdual enrollment, and anything connecting them all.
4) The 11 Vo-Tech Reform Components can best be accomplished in ‘incremented innovation’ programs and learning. The shift in education and work training is also metered out in ‘incremented segments’.
Switzerland’s cantons are in charge of all vocational based exams. (In America, we are divided into States, Swiss has cantons.) Cantons have their own government set-up, but they cannot contradict the federal confederation.
In the Netherlands, they are receiving lots of global attention in vo-tech education. Why? Their 1996 Adult and Vocational Technical Training Act* merged education and labor into 2 training tracks. One was/is school based, the other is dual workforce training (or vocational tech training). *See Point 2.4. Notice the regional vo-tech training centers.
All the countries mentioned above are using national credentialing systems. Why? The ‘big essential’ is ‘real life conditions’ can best be experienced in dual vo-tech training, not necessarily education (you’ll see that referenced on Page 30.)
Warriors, every ONE of these are things are either already in place in America, or the framework isbeinglaid out!! How?College and Career Readinessvia ESSA, WIOA, HEA, and more!
The screen shot below is from an old article of mine on apprenticeships in America, but notice the wrench and hammer symbol.
Study Warning Bells For Us:
1) By government and business ‘rule’ a ‘consensus principle’ will be put in place.
2) By government and business funding, education and training, especially for jobs will be ‘easier’. But at what cost of our freedoms will this be?
3) “Industry specific solidarity contributions”. What will these look like? Grants for apprenticeships!
4) A merger of economics, family, and youth via integrative vocational training (Norway has had this since the mid 90s). 5) A ‘flexible’ vocational education/training track for disadvantaged citizens.
6) “Quality standards” for vocational tech training and education mean laws, not scopes and sequences we’re used to.
7) Teachers and Trainers will have government controlled ‘hoops to jump through’. Their section begins on Page 52. Look for the “Ordinance on Trainer Aptitude”. Then, read what the UN (United Nations) has on this. 8) Class size changes will occur. Being done away with are the large, teacher led classes. What the shift to vo-tech training will produce (already in use in Denmark) is small ‘hubs’ or groups. These groups will spend 5 weeks at a time on one module, then switch to another. A large ‘completion logbook’ is kept on each person. This is their version of ‘personalized learning’.
9) Expect more ‘education research groups’ and ‘vocational analysis’. Germany’s model has been deemed so successful because all the reform is based off ‘in-depth’ research.
I was curious as to what other reforms this German ‘expert’ has been a part of. Here’s what I found:
A) From 2006, A Swiss paper on ‘E-Learning’. A mandate for vocational training/education to be including in the SVC(Swiss Virtual Campus).
B) From 2010, Euler’s paper on developing and transitioning vocational technical training and demographics. He predicted a labor shortage by 2025. Below is the screen shot for the 2013 Journal/Report in appeared in.
C) In this undated McMillian Publishingproof, Euler was a contributor. So was the Aspen Institute. Euler’s topic was ‘Reflective Executives: A Realistic Goal for Modern Management Education’. A brief summary (Page 11) of Euler’s work reveals that ‘management education’ is more of a control tool, than it sounds. Aspen Institute wrote on 2 different topics. One was on business and its relation to social and environmental issues, the other, “A Closer Look at Business Education: Sustainability in Curriculum”. This book was written exclusively for an audience of humanism followers. Warriors, it’s important to note that much of the UN’s overreach into education is rooted in humanism.
D) From 2013, The Routledge Companion to International Management Education had Euler write on “Reflective Leadership: A Vision for International Management Education”. As you can see (below) ‘international management education’ is tied to the UN’s design via the GRLI (Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative). This screen shot is a bit hard to see, so be sure to go to the link above and read it there. When you read the GRLI and related information, you’ll see international managed education is NOT about training or educating people for managerial employment, it’s about controlling education altogether!
Warriors, with the process for the HEA heating up before Sen. Lamar Alexander retires, we have got to inform our representatives and senators about what they are supporting and trying to further. We are America, not Germany 2.0! We are free Americans, not UN led-by-the-nose citizens!
With all that you’ve learned in this article about the words being used against us, you know the UN/UNESCO/GRLI attempts to fast track apprenticeships (like Citizen Schools and the German model) will be lumped in under ‘lobbyists’ and ‘special interests’.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, in my last article, I updated you on the latest information concerning the HEA (Higher Education Act). Just before that, I broke down the FY 2020 Presidential Budget. Woven into the Budget were items concerning higher education and accreditation.
If you recall, where I left off was, there was more to share about an NC Center influencing higher education across the nation. This group acts as sort of a ‘ruler’ of schools. To put a humorous spin on this, I found this on Pintrest from the movie “Grease” (1978). The entire line is, “But, this year we’re Seniors and we’re gonna rule the school!”
Warriors, as we know, the reality is anything but humorous… Does this NC based group have ties to the CCSS Machine? Yes, it’s a ‘given’ this group will also have some sort of ‘rule’ where the new HEA is concerned.
Meet The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal:
Based in Raleigh, NC (the State Capitol), this Center was formerly called theJohn W. Pope Center. Mr. Martin is a former Governor of NC and is on the Board. Mr. Pope was an iconic Southern businessman who turned his fortune into a foundation focusing on public policy, education, humanitarian efforts, and, the arts. The James G. Martin Center, however, focuses on ‘improving’ higher education.
So, where are the CCSS/globalism ties? Mainly on the Center’s Board and the Academic Advisory Committee. The Board Chair has ties to environmentalism (with the US sellout to environmentalism of the UN (United Nations) SGDs (Sustainable Development Goals, this is our first sign of warning), the Heritage Foundation (sellout to ‘school choice’ vouchers, tax credits, and ESAs (Education Savings Accounts), and, the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE). APEE has a mission to use private enterprise in higher education to groom students to be economic game changers in policy, government, and our national economy.
(*Note: by pushing ‘school choice’ in K-12th grades via vouchers, ESAs, or tax credits, we’re setting up a false notion that somehow our ‘choice’ matters by the time it’s college entrance time. ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) was 100% crystal clear that ALL education must be aligned to post-secondary readiness standards of WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act). Hence, NO choice really gets a ‘school rule’ foundation for the students!)
APEE’s 2019Conference(to be held in the Bahamas) will include Cato Institute (pushes school choice), Heritage Foundation (pushes ESAs), Hillsdale Foundation (has charter schools), the Wall Street Journal, international economic groups, and, the Institute for Global EconomicGrowth.
(*Note: by pushing privatization of charters (which are private schools using public money, regardless of the label the charter has; or international economies, how will this improve US higher education?! Since the entire goal of WIOA and ESSA is breeding workers to feed a global economy, not just a US economy, we KNOW the new HEA will embed this ‘rule’ of those schools, too!) Other CCSS Machine ties within the Martin Board and Academic Advisory Board are the Koch Foundation, Philanthropy Roundtable*, Clemson University, Rep. Virginia Foxx, National Assoc. of Scholars, Rockefeller Foundation, Harvard University, Oxford University, National Science Foundation, Procter and Gamble, American Bar Association, Fulbright Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, University of NC, Guggenheim Fellowship, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD, also in the FY 2020 educratic budget), Center for Advanced Study of Behavior Science (SEL, social and emotional learning), National Endowment for the Humanities, MIT, George Mason University, and, Duke University’s experimental psychobiology (which ties back to Harvard). Warriors, be sure to look at the special interests of these members.
(*Note: Philanthropy Roundtable (PR) has a HUGE overreach into K-12th grade education in the U. S.. How does this connect to higher education? The Career Paths and College Paths of Common Core! PR also is heavily involved in community colleges, which have been called “Camelot” by the CCSS Machine)
The educratic overreaches of PR are SO bad, an entire article could be written about them!
CDOs For Community Colleges:
Warriors, what’s a CDO? It’s short for “Chief Diversity Officer”. The Martin Center has quite a bit to say about CDOs. Since the Center is all for improving higher education, diversity certainly is one of the biggest education ‘rules’ for schools theses days.
Diversity isn’t a bad thing, but the way the CCSS Machine is embedding it has been a huge problem. Why? The shift is not so much about different people gaining education, it’s about molding attitudes, values, and, beliefs to fit a collective mindset.
Warriors, CDOs are part of 4 year colleges and universities administration staff. However, the Martin Center pointed out (in 2018), that 2 year community colleges have jumped on board. When you factor in the CSSS Machine’s education alignment from cradle to grave, having CDOs in ALL higher education is a ‘natural’ step. CDOs are a ‘ruler of the schools’ and as such, are in a key position to steer the shift from people to attitudes. The biggest way? Mentoring.
Mentoring is not a bad thing, but the way the CCSS Machine has steered it away from people to career tracks for a future life and earning potential, that’s a huge problem!
The Latest Higher Education Cheating “Scandal”:
Warriors, while we’re seeing the federal government try to ‘rule the schools’ from ‘cradle to grave’, we see the CCSS Machine unfairly pushing students to self-harm, to commit suicide because they can’t measure up or don’t ‘test’ well, teachers to fudge grades so students and the schools look great. Now, we see parents have been busted for bribes so their kids look great.
Don’t misunderstand me, I am not supportive of parents who bribe. I’m not supportive of teachers who cheat and rig the system, but most of all I am not supportive of the CCSS Machine’s grasp which has brought this all about!! From my research, this isn’t so much a scandal, as it’s a well played move BY the CCSS Machine.
Why am I upset? Because, one more time, kids who had no clue what/who was harming them, they have been let down. We should all be upset how badly these innocent victims have been harmed.
Why, on Earth, would I propose such a thing?! Again, research and time. Look at the picture below and then I’ll explain:
Warriors, when I posted that original message on Facebook and Twitter, only the ABC article had been released. Since then, several have surfaced.
So, why do I believe it’s not really a scandal? From the research side: 1) The CCSS Machine is in D.C. Administration, present and previous. 2) It’s from Republicans AND Democrats, not just one party, as most of the parent cheatingarticles want to point out. 3) We know Hollywood is a part of the CCSS Machine as well.
4) Counselors and college and career ready assessments have been geared to tip the scales. AP courses/dual enrollment have been used to tip the scales.
From past episodes of breaking news in education: So, when you have two sides of the same Machine (agenda) 1) Break a budget one day with changes in accountability requested and 2)The following day show how test scores, college admissions, and money have been manipulated 3)You have the ‘perfect storm’ for the government to come in and save the day by ‘ruling’ the parameters of the HEA’s re-authorization.
4) Any other time we’ve seen massive news to distract us, the CCSS Machine has used it to strike a blow to us in education.
Remember, it’s going to ‘kitchen sink’ law with all kinds of overreaches and special interests involved.
Also remember, the ‘birth to death’, “cradle to grave” alignment depends on rushing our kids through education; it depends on counselors who advise more for the system than the individual; this system the CCSS Machine has set up thrives on chaos, upheaval, and lies so it can control us. This ‘scandal’ is proof positive!
Which is why I stated in my post, we need to watch. a) Will this ‘scandal’ be used by both or either political party to force changes which will impact everyone instead of punishing the few who deserve it? b) Will these parents be as punished as theAtlanta teacherswho went to jail for cheating? Or, will the CCSS Machine use it’s media presence to spin it the system to blame, not the parents? c) If the cheating is spun, will the fact of privilege AND race be used to somehow also impact the CDOs in higher education? d) How will the fact that once more, harm has been visited on students, and that the harm will be used as CCSS Machine fodder to force accountability changes? e) As far as ‘elite’ schools at any level of education, that’s a lie, Warriors. There are none, now when they are ALL under the direction and command of the CCSS Machine.
f) With the privatization in cradle to grave education, we need to watch if and when an ‘elitist’ card is ‘played’. The CCSS Machine certainly has tried to ‘rule the nation’ with this before.
We cannot fall for the hype about the higher education realities, Warriors!! We must look at the research, the past track record in the education shift. We know mainstream media, as well as the D.C. Administration will have much more to throw at us about the HEA re-authorization. We know many statements will be made concerning the recent events. We also need to keep in mind, all this isn’t about quality education, it’s about qualified workers.
It’s hard to believe we’re coming up on the 3rd anniversary of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), isn’t it.
Has much changed, my Anti Fed Ed Warriors, as far as the educratic overreaches? The honest truth: No.
We were promised those federal overreaches would be gone and in their place, real local voices and true local control. Again, the honest truth: hasn’t happened. Neither Congress OR the U.S. Dept. of Education has removed ‘fed ed strings’ (aka ‘fed ed money’) I don’t know about you, Warriors, but I’ve met used car salesmen with more honesty than the ESSA sales pitch we got in 2015 or in every sales pitch since.
Will the 116th Congress be any different? No. That session, set to begin 1/3/19 and expire 1/3/21 appears to be JUST as educratically filled with BS than previous ones.
(By the way, DeVos’s 2018 tour was titled “Rethink School”. It was a carry over of 2017’s tour. At least those Secretaries before her had some originality. All lies, but still..)
Warriors, when the 116th Congress is sworn in, the Education and Workforce Committee will shift from Rep. Virginia Foxx’s CCSS/CTE Machine alignment to (more than likely) Rep. Bobby Scott’s CCSS/CTE Machine alignment.
Over in the Senate, the HELP (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) Committee will shift from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s CCSS/CTE Machine alignment to that of Sen. Patty Murray’s alignment (more than likely).
However, bear in mind that BOTH Alexander and Foxx will not be ranking members of the minority party. So, in essence, the Republicans and Democrats have merely swapped places in power, NOT dedicated themselves to righting the wrongs committed against our nation, especially in education.
As we know, the Democrats and Republicans will be split in the 116th, as far as power. However, as we’ve seen the political party doesn’t matter when it comes to educratic overreach. One is JUST as responsible as the other and NEITHER has repealed or recalled ANY of the other’s damage in education!!
Oh, and all the OTHER Congressional Committees? Will they overreach into education? Sure! They already have, so why stop now? Look above at the red font: “Educrats have NO business overseeing education and labor!”
Warriors, regardless if it’s the House or Senate, Republican or Democrat; education and labor have been purposefully embedded together in ESSA, in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), HEA (Higher Education Act), and countless others.
The CCSS Machine calls the intersection two things: 1) College/Career Ready (education aligned to workforce) 2) Human Capital (people)
So DO the other Congressional Committees intersect education and labor? Certainly, in one way or many, it all interconnects. As we see above, the CCSS Machine sees it and Congress enacts it. Which is WHY we MUST be ready to fight back in 2019.
Why? Only one federal education law has yet to be re-authorized and when it is, it’ll complete the birth to death (aka ‘cradle to grave’) workforce prep the CCSS Machine needs. Know as HEA in the past, the 115th Congress gave it new names (just like ESEA* got a new name with ESSA). *Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The House’s new name? The PROSPER Act. (HR 4508) The Senate’s? Higher Innovation Education Act. (S 615)
Now, Warriors, there are several other House Bills and Senate Bills which seek to amend the HEA. But remember, every single one of them will expire Jan. 3rd, 2019 just as the new Congress is sworn in. Does that mean PROSPER and HIEA will disappear? Will all those other HEA amendment Bills disappear, too?
No, they’ll have to ‘die’ as 115th’s work and then be ‘reborn’ as 116th’s work. Think of it as the cockroach you can’t kill. It keeps coming back. It’s an old Congressional trick I’ve seen used many times in research. The agenda just keeps grinding on.
From one Session to another.
However, we AREN’T powerless to let this continue, Warriors!
This isn’t the December greeting you were expecting, but it’s high time we realize that WE the People do NOT have to allow Congress to keep the CCSS Machine supplied with legislation to rubber stamp the ruinous impacts of turning academics into workforce training. It’s WE the People who cannot allow Congress to continue to let illegally based federal departments dictate how we, as a free people will be conformed.
We also need to remember that our current President and his advisors are pushing the ‘workforce development’ like it’s the latest greatest invention and MUST be 100% accepted, no holds barred. As I’ve said before, “There’s only ONE Savior in life and it’s NOT workforce based education!”
How are they pushing it? President Trump just attending the G20 Summit in Argentina, mere months after Betsy DeVos’s G20 Summit trip.
As I reported to you at DeVos’s meeting, she signed a pledge on behalf of us taxpayers to commit US education to be streamlined for workforce prep. Ivanka Trump has been her partner in crime (quite literally when you factor in how the U. S. Dept. of Education is) on shoving workforce aligned education at us, especially for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
The trade agreement the President just signed (the NAFTA replacement, USMCA) will also play into streamlined workforce education. I reported on that in November 2018. The irony of the USMCA? Congress will have to vote on it..in after January 2019.
Also damning our educational system is more U.S. Dept. of Educationactivityto shove workforce aligned education down our throats. Recently, the MOU (memorandum of understanding) with the Swiss. How is the push being played out? Apprenticeships(which impact all ages and all school choices). Back in August 2018, I revealed to you how the President’s signing into law a Bill which increased apprenticeships (along with Executive Orders) was, in fact a death knell for our nation.
As I’ve shared with you before the EU (European Union) is hell-bent on globalized workforce aligned education. Just like the G20…and the United Nations (where all the globalized workforce shift away from academics is spear-headed).
Warriors, we MUST see the writing on the wall..it’s in our faces! WE must STOPCongress in 2019! We don’t need any Trump family member pushing the USA further down the globalization river.
We can’t allow ANY ‘powers that be’ to ignore us and help the CCSS Machine push us into the river of indoctrination of workforce alignment. It kills freedom, it kills our citizens. The price is too hefty, too unjust, and too toxic to everything America was created to be.
So, Warriors, what seeds of tyranny will we snuff out in 2019?!