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Inhabiting America’s Agenda

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, in yesterday’s article, I showed you how the “Made in America” Week masks an aligned (preK to adult) workforce education agenda. In today’s follow-up, I’ll show you how, that very same agenda will impact your very housing and real estate markets.

While I can definitely prove this, here in NC, and almost literally, in my back yard, I’ll do what I can to show you where this type of activity is also cropping up across the nation.

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First Up, NC’s “Inclusionary Zone”:

Warriors, in NC, there are 3 types of  ‘inclusionary zones’. The first type is the largest and is meant for those city or county government employees (including first year teachers). These are general inclusionary zones. Then, there are voluntary zones. These encourage workforce housing development and give incentives to the builders. Lastly, the third type is conditional inclusionary zoning. These pull in the voluntary zone parameters and incorporate some sort of comprehensive (future growth) city/county or State plan.
(*Note: the embedded link will take you to a Univ. of NC Primer and bring up issues connecting teachers and education to this type of housing.)

Then, There’s The City’s Inclusionary Zone:

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You’re seeing correctly Warriors. The very town I live in has a new inclusion zone. It’s supposed to be a great thing for the local economy, especially if your are a landlord. Here’s the article link.

Below, is a map I made for you to illustrate how close the workforce based education site is to the proposed workforce housing complex.

This Plan, is evidence that proves Ivanka’s visit to promote workforce education in Mooresville (2018) wasn’t a fluke.
On Page 199, of the One Mooresville, you’ll see the workforce housing zoning plans were approved in 2016.
(Mooresville is a ‘choice’ location for one of her father’s golf courses)

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Other notes about the Plan are that sprinkled throughout its pages are other types of ‘sustainable’ living and working. Schools are a kingpin in this Plan as well. After all, I’ve shown you in the past how Mooresville’s playing right into the CCSS Machine’s plans. (Ex: President Obama chose here for his digital shift in education, which lives on in 2019 under President Trump.)

Then, there’s attracting and keeping talented workforce citizens; increasing P3s (public private partnerships); reducing vehicle use; increase digital dependence; transforming existing neighborhoods into cookie cutter ‘racked and stacked’ mini communities; directing city growth via ‘community services’ (one of which is to connect mental health to nature and green spaces) and schools (separate and unified); seeing an increase in charter and private schools; renovating existing public schools and building new ones, and continue to regionalize education. (see below, from Page 35):

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Inclusionary Zones In America:

From 2018, I found a good article that puts IZs (inclusionary zones) in easy to understand terms. Be sure you read the “How It Works” section. Below is a screen shot from the article:

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From the Inclusionary House website, here’s a screen shot of what you need to know that connects to the CCSS Machine:

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According to a 2016 blog post from the World Bank, housing is the center point to SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). As we know, Warriors, the World Bank is heavily invested in America, is a member of the CCSS Machine, and, is a chief supporter of the UN’s SDGs. Below is a screen shot from the blog post:

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Warriors, you may be asking how this all connects back to the workforce housing apartments going up in Mooresville, NC? To answer that, I’ve provided you (below) with Page 169 from the One Mooresville Plan. (see the embedded link, earlier in this article)

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While Mooresville is NOT Charlotte, it is close enough that what Charlotte does very much impacts what Mooresville does. By 2030. this entire area is to see a population growth of 47%. Our roads connect us, our data connects us, our educational demise connects us, so really, Warriors, it won’t be long before Mooresville becomes an annex of Charlotte’s city limits. This infograph will also show the expected job (skill based workforce included) growth will be for the entire Charlotte area.

One Last Point:

Warriors, if you still are seeing how IZs (Inclusionary Zones) fit the CCSS Machine, this 2015 article should help.

Supposedly, by creating IZs in your town, you’ll level the playing field when it comes to education. ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) devoted much language, programs, and, funds (aka: mandates) to doing just that: leveling the educational opportunities. This is where ‘school choice’ enters in. This concept of choice is great. What parent doesn’t want to choose the best school for Johnny and Suzy.

Yet, the reality of this is impossible. Thanks to ESSA. The funds attached to school choice (Ed Savings Accounts, education scholarships, vouchers, etc.) are nothing more than a data tracking device attached to your child and your family. It will track them from education to the workforce. Not only have I devoted much research and time to this stark truth, but Anita Hoge has as well. Her latest article even goes much deeper than my work, in showing you how school choice will destroy local government. (*Note: be sure to scroll down and read THE Charlotte Iserbyt comment.)


Related Resources:
1) My 2017 look at NASCAR Tech and the CTE (Career Tech Education) lies.
2) From earlier this month, the look at the increase in data tracking/mining in Mooresville and how it is to impact infrastructure and health care, along with education. This also will apply to regionalism.
3) From March 2019, Ivanka’s ‘baby’ CTE (Career Tech Education) aka: workforce education and development and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math). Both CTE and STEM are tied to the UN (United Nations), and the CCSS Machine.
4) To access the Inclusionary Housing map, go here

5) To access the LILP website, go here. To access the NHC website, go here.
6) To see the entire list of C40 Cities (Charlotte/LKN region of NC {where Mooresville is} is on the list), go here.
7) To learn about Charlotte, NC’s involvement with the Global Covenant for Climate and Energy, go here. (You can easily select or search for other cities, too.) (*Note: Charlotte is the site for 2020 Republican National  Convention.)
8) To learn more about the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, visit here.
9) The Resilience Movement from an anti Fed Ed Warrior viewpoint.
10) To see President Trump’s mega plans (finances) for ‘school choice’, read this. To see his ‘workforce education’ activity, read this.
11) Setting Brushfires has my latest interview where school choice is discussed. It ties back to Anita Hoge’s article.
12) More on the World Bank, the CCSS Machine, and financing community alignment to ESSA and the SDGs.

Closing:

Contact your Congress men and women and demand a “NO” vote to S 634. It’s a $5 billion dollar school choice/ed savings accounts disaster sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz. So far, it’s only been introduced in the Senate.
DeVos is touring the US promoting this and was just in NC yesterday meeting with educrats in Raleigh. The tour is centered on freedom. The reality is these funding strings bring confinement and conformity, not freedom. These funds earmark us for workforce fodder to be fed to the CCSS Machine.

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We don’t need, or want, community/education-workforce housing. We don’t want or need federal education. It’s unconstitutional AND illegal. We don’t want or need our tax dollars used against ourselves OR our children. 

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FTF: A ‘Dependent Truth’

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Well, the new U.S. Dept. of Education Secretary is wasting no time when it comes to selling higher education opportunities. But are these opportunities truthful ones? Will these opportunities come with MORE Common Core State Standards strings attached? What about College/Career Readiness? Career Tech Education (and all its other names) and their strings?

I guess it all DEPENDS! Join me in my “From the Files” Tuesday article as we explore this ‘dependent truth’.

The U.S. Dept. of Ed’s ‘Dependent’ Story:

If you just look at the Tweet above, you would think, ‘sounds great, we need more opportunities for low-income students’. However, as we have learned with the pro-CCSS U.S. Dept. of Ed, you can NOT take what sounds great and prove it out to BE great..there is ALWAYS some ‘dependent truth’ embedded. So just WHAT is the Tweet referring to, in hopes of drawing you in? Let’s find out!

First ‘dependent truth’: since the Tweet refers to ‘higher education’, you need to go directly to the OPE (Office of Post Secondary Education) WITHIN the U.S. Dept. of Education. See: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html

But I guess Sec. King depended on you to know that already. As a new leader, it would of been kind of him to point you to where you could find more out if you wanted from the labyrinth Dept. of Ed is. Instead he points you to a research paper. (that is another ‘dependent truth’ for later).

Once you are in the OPE website pages, you can find this declaration
OPE works to strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities to promote reform, innovation and improvement in post-secondary education, promote and expand access to post-secondary education and increase college completion rates for America’s students, and broaden global competencies that drive the economic success and competitiveness of our Nation.”

How does the OPE pull this off? Lots and lots of programs! There are policy programs (which will shape how reform is carried out), programs to get educational institutions on the reform band wagon, programs for all kinds of students, too..and all chock full of reform under the guise of improving life.

All this leads us to the Second ‘Dependent Truth’: If all the reform and improvements were LEGALLY based and NON Common Core (or any of its other names) aligned, these programs would be better off. BUT, I guess the Dept. of Education depends on the fallacy of our believing them, right?

The Third ‘Dependent Truth’? Simple, policy is NOT law! But I guess no one at the U.S. Dept. of Ed exercised their ‘Captain Obvious’ muscles in this area. The Free Dictionary website stated that policy in relation to governments is intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters” They also continue on with this, “A course of action, guiding principle, or procedure considered expedient, prudent, or advantageous”. Since we know the U.S. Dept of Ed sides with all things CCSS, we know their dependence is on the ‘truth’ that prudence, advantage, and influence are subjective, NOT objective! The Free Dictionary offers one last definition of ‘policy’, whatever is “shrewdness” is the basic idea. That, my fellow anti CCSS Warriors, is exactly where the CCSS Machine has been focusing on when it comes to ‘dependent truths’! Contrast the definition of ‘policy’ to ‘law’, and I think you will see yet another ‘dependent truth’ being skewed by the CCSS Machine and the U.S. Dept. of Ed!

If you want to see the 2015-16 Negotiated Rules for Higher Education and what this means for your students,
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/reg/hearulemaking/2016/index.html

This brings up another ‘dependent truth’: Much of the hype around higher education is the cost of it. Much of the language in these negotiated rules has to deal with student loans. So what ‘dependent truth’ is the U.S. Dept of Ed using (as well as the CCSS Machine)?
Many states are now requiring kids to complete FASFA forms (these are the government financial aid applications) in order to graduate! The U.S. Dept. of Ed is basically hog-tying students to CCSS aligned post-secondary education as well as massive debt!
Because the HEA (Higher Education Act) will be up for re-authorization soon (as I believe it will be due to the ‘success’ of the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)). Higher Ed is the LAST link in the “cradle to career alignment” which HAS NOT been cemented by the CCSS Machine.

So what is my point? We know where to look when the negotiations begin! See the U.S. Dept. of Ed’s resource for HOW the rulemaking process is conducted! http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=ED-2015-OPE-0103-0001

Other ‘Dependent Truth’ Participants:

The U.S. Dept. of Ed is hardly the only ‘dependent truth’ entity involved in the education alignment activities. Refer back to the Tweet featured above and you will notice Sec. King is sharing with you a report from another source. What source? What report? Read on, my Warriors!

Jack Kent Cooke  Foundation is the source.
“True Merit” is the report.
Wanna bet how many ‘dependent truths’ we can find?..First, look below at the screen shot from the Foundation’s website. Notice how young the students targeted are. Not post-secondary age, yet, but much younger.
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You can access the picture above: http://www.jkcf.org/

According to the website, the Foundation is The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Foundation supports exceptional students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, direct service, and knowledge creation and dissemination.”

The Foundation has only been around since 2000 and is based in VA. According to a pdf I found buried in the website, the following is used in determining which students get help, “The Foundation chooses recipients for these awards following a rigorous review process led by independent, expert selection committees. Selection criteria include academic excellence, unmet financial need, will to succeed, leadership and public service, critical-thinking ability, and strong interest in the arts and humanities.” Want to see the pdf? http://www.jkcf.org/assets/1/7/back_matter.pdf

SO here is Cooke’s ‘first dependent truth’: “Research shows: There is a profound and widening excellence gap through elementary and secondary school.” Their second ‘dependent truth’ is(also from research): “High-achieving, low-income students are less likely to pursue rigorous coursework or to score highly on achievement tests.” I guess they are depending on the truth that their research left out how poorly ALL students are doing in both these areas due to CCSS and all that goes with it! Cooke has many more ‘dependent truths’ where I found these two beauties. It is on their ‘Guiding Principles’ page. Among them you will find why students must be academically engaged during, after and through summers to perform well.

Another of  Cooke’s ‘dependent truths’: Their Community College Initiative. As I have shared with you in the past, community colleges across the nation are aligned to CCSS via the CTE (Career Tech Education) and its paths. From the document detailing this Initiative, here is an excerpt, “The Foundation issued $6.8 million in grants to the institutions to increase the number of high achieving, low‐income community college transfer students at the participating four‐ year colleges and universities. The grants would enable the institutions to foster programs, policies, and partnerships with community colleges to improve student preparation, assistance with admission and financial aid processes, orientation and “bridge” programs, and post‐admission support. The eight institutions were Amherst College, Bucknell University, Cornell University, Mount Holyoke College, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina‐Chapel Hill, and University of Southern California. To evaluate the CCTI, the Foundation selected the Center for Youth and Communities at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.”

Their research team? Another ‘dependent truth’:  “Prior to awarding the CCTI grants, the Foundation, in collaboration with the Lumina Foundation and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, commissioned research…” If you would like the entire Report, CookeCCTI

Before we leave Cooke, you need to know the Tweet Sec. King made was not referring to this Report, but Cooke’s latest, called “True Merit”.
Before I share True Merit’s document, here is the fancy, You Tube video to sell us on this idea the U.S. Dept. of Ed is embracing and tweeting about: 

Some of the ‘dependent truths’ in “True Merit”:
1) SAT/ACT prep and courses, assessments
2) Under served student populations (just a few days ago I wrote how the ESSA used this phrase in the language for purposed CCSS/CTE alignment)
3)  Student funding
4) CCSS/CTE/CCR aligned post-secondary education institutions which include Harvard, MIT, and others
5) Educational Longitude Studies and other data mining
6) School counselor guidance (I have also exposed the White House Initiative concerning school counselors and their purposed alignment to CCSS/CTE in the past.)
7) AP/IB courses and assessments
Get the entire document: JKCF_True_Merit_Report


If you are not sure how Lumina and Nellie Mae are part of the CCSS Machine and where their ‘dependent truths’ are, see:
https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/?s=Lumina and
https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/?s=Nellie+Mae
I will suggest you search out Emily Talmadge’s website for her look into Nellie Mae. Her website: http://emilytalmage.com/

One last resource I found within the OPE of the Dept. of Ed and pertains to ‘dependent truths’ for higher education ties AIR (American Institutes of Research) into the alignment efforts in America! See: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012046.pdf

Closing:

Well, my Warriors Against the Core, you can see we have lots to look into in the coming days concerning higher education and the continued quest of aligning every educational choice to that of the CCSS Machine.

Remember to join me tomorrow morning on the Negdog Radio (a BlogTalk Radio Station) as we take a look into the College and Career Readiness Centers located across the nation. You can find Negdog Radio (FL based):
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/negdog-radio/ 
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