Anti Fed Ed Warriors, I cannot believe it’s been for years ago since I wished you all “Happy Thanksgiving” for the very first time on this blog! That’s right, back in 2014, in my early days of daily posts for your War Vs the Core information.
So much has happened between then and now, so I thought it might be an exercise in gratitude to see how far we’ve come in this War, together, as those fighting to save our nation, our kids, and our education. The best news? We’re not done yet! We have miles to go together.
‘Then’ (2014) words will be in italics; ‘Now’ words will follow with parentheses and regular font and will only appear where needed.
Enjoy and THANKyou for being you. THANK you for being a fantastic and dedicated Warrior!
“Okay, my anti Common Core warriors, it’s merely days before most of us will gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving 2014. I’m sure we have a million things to do between now and then.”
(Warriors, Thanksgiving 2018 is almost upon us in earnest. While we’re still focused on our mission, let’s take the time to enjoy our families and the brief break to be with them.)
“Thankful for what CC has taught me”: (Thankful for what fighting against tyranny with others has taught me)
This day, as every day for me, I’m reminded WHY I fight Common Core: truth, freedom, and our students. (I’m reminded that our freedoms and liberties are being threatened now, more than ever; especially via education.)
Thanks to this fight, now a little over 5 years strong for me, I’ve been reminded what REAL education is. (Nine years and countless hours)
Real teachers are always a blessing and a gift to our kids I am thankful for.
I’m thankful for true officials who, rather than sell out to false agendas, stand for truth.
It’s been a real blessing to be connected with so many everyday men, women, and students who, like me, could care less what convention is, and dare to be different.
“Fighting CCSS has reinforced my voice as a citizen. (Fighting ESSA and global education)
I’m thankful I live in a country where we are still free and able to exercise freedom of speech, not merely be ‘yes’ men and women.
It’s great to know that all of us, together are needed, vital, and a big part of the legacy of education in America.
I’m honored to be called a hero in this war and even more honored to have followers who are just as big in the ‘hero’ business.
Lastly, fighting Common Core has taught me that truth is bigger than fear.
That regardless of who’s watching, consistent pressure and effort is worth it.
(Fighting an educratic system has taught me truth is bigger than fear and safety in numbers in vital.)
“So, my Warrior friends, I leave you with this:
May your travels be graced with safety and peace. May your families be happy and rich in laughter as you gather together. May you take every opportunity granted you to speak the truth with love and firmness. I hope to see you next week when I resume posting. Until then; time to get in the kitchen!
May our words, “End Common Core” be carried out to fruition.” (May our dedication to ending the global and federal overreaches into our families be carried out swiftly.)
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, pardon the interruption on my blog, but natural disasters and family emergencies had me temporarily wearing my “Mom” hat. No worries, my trusty Anti CCSS Machine helmet is firmly in place.
I hope you’ve seen the anti Fed Ed Warrior, Peter Greene’s article for Forbes. It hit the presses about 3 days ago and announced a new ACT, Inc. morality assessment is in the works.
Now, hang on a minute, the assessment is for the UAE (United Arab Empire). BUT, knowing how much of the UAE’s money has flowed through the CCSS Machine, we know it’s only a matter of time before the (American based) ACT, Inc. has an American version.
Holy hurricanes, we could use the SAME one as the UAE’s. The Crown Prince selected ACT, Inc. to create this SEL (Social Emotional Learning) test. Warriors, you may find it interesting to know that because there are American schools in Dubai, CCSS is already implemented there, too. (*Note: start on Page 5 of this 2015 Report.)
Not to take away from Peter’s article, I wanted to dig a bit deeper to connect a few more dots for you, my fellow anti Fed Ed Warriors.
What follows is what else we can uncover about the harmful effects morality assessments have for our nation.
First Up, the UAE’s “Moral Education”:
The website link ishere. The morals are centered upon 4 pillars. Number #1: Character and morality; Number #2: Individual and Community; #3: Civics Studies, and #4: Culture Studies. The morality is to begin in first grade and continue all the way to twelfth grade. Outcomes (government directed, as all‘outcomes’are) are to have UAE students become a ‘local’ and ‘global’ generation. Why? For the greater good of a wider global existence! The goals for each are summarized below: #1: Tolerance, honesty, and resilience #2: Community activist #3: UAE’s governance must be known and understood #4: UAE’s traditions and symbols as inherent parts of society
Warriors, you may be wondering why I brought up the G20 (Group of 20). Recently, our U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos traveled to Argentina to attend the first G20 Education Summit. If you missed my research on what DeVos’s trip to South America did for North American education, specifically, the United States, here’s brief look at how SEL factors into the global push for resilience:
Warriors, does any of this sound familiar? Upon finishing up her South American trip, DeVos waxed positive about how much American education needs to catch up with other countries. Oddly enough, it was theEdWeek(Gates Foundation funded) which shared her thoughts. Among those thoughts? “School choice”, robust apprenticeships, and more. (*Note: from the UAE’s Ministry of Educationwebsite, you can see that students are sent to the US and the Netherlands to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) related courses to uphold the UN’s ‘sustainability’ as well as align with the UAE’s “Innovation” platforms. DeVos’s thoughts about how American education also included her earlier visit to the Netherlands.)
Warriors, in other words: lies and hype to increase not only global education, but setting America up for workforce prep factories, not academic institutions.
What’s UAE’s Overall Goal For Moral Education?
While the UAE’s Education Ministers didn’t attend the G20 Education Summit, the unity between the UN (United Nations) and the G20; their shared ‘love’ for global education and global citizens is evident in the UAE’s Moral curriculum. (*Note: Saudi Arabia did attend the G20, however, UAE and Saudi Arabia are neighbors, not the same country. UAE and Saudi Arabia do share some culture and tradition common threads, as do the other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.)
Some common threads between the UAE Moral Education and the current USA education: 1) ‘whole child’ immersion 2) engage the family at home so the morality education is seamless 3) whole village involvement 4) those in charge of national activities in education are appointed
All overseen and laid out by the school or regulators.
I did try to find out what exactly the UAE’s curriculum and/or resources are, but you have to register to have an account and log-in. What I did see were thegoals. Granted they SOUND great, right? But as we know global UN-G20 Agenda lurks behind them:
ME and my world
Being brave and staying safe
Growing up and well being
Helping and making a difference
Taking responsibility for self and others
Ethics in sport; leisure
Physical health and diet
Making good decisions
Dealing with conflict
Living a moderate life
Reflection and transition
Then look at the Symposium highlighted statements:
Some Resources: 1) If you’d like to learn more about the German entitlements for higher education, go here. 2) To find out what Saudi Arabia will do in 2020 when it hosts the G20 (and another education group meeting will take place, gohere. (Note, in 2019, Japan will host the education G20 group.) 3) If you are interested in learning the UAE’s national education mission and values, visithere. They’ll look a lot like what our national mission has become. You’ll probably even recognize your State’s education mission statement to sound almost like the UAE’s.
A Huge Concern For Americans:
With the push for globalization of education, we know globalized religion is also connected. It has to be with ‘moral’ education. Globalizing America also means immigration. It touches education, too. Immigration touches our communities as well. We see how in the modern education shift family values are under attack, we see how certain groups of citizens are marginalized, we see parents being pushed out of their children’s lives as authority and replaced by the schools, we see Christianity under attack, too.
Look at the news, Warriors. You know our nation’s freedoms are being laid upon an altar.
From a research thesis on the UAE and from San Francisco, look below:
Why should you read this thesis? Islam is mentioned 24 times. This research also shows the UAE culture, beliefs, and thus, morals. (*Note: the UAE is aUNESCOmember country, just like the United States. As we know, UNESCO is a part of the United Nations.) Back in 2015,Beth Blankleyreported on the Islamic indoctrination in Common Core State Standards. Warriors, we also know the amount of anti-Americanism is even more noticeable in 2018.
Don’t think those UAE morals won’t find their way into American education. Scroll back up and look at the Moral Education Pilot Schools. Some use American education. Then consider how CCSS is already embedded in the UAE.
Then, consider that the UAECHOSEACT, Inc. to create a moral assessment. Due to all the globalism, it is only a matter of time before morality tests are given in OUR schools, regardless of choice.
Why? Because ALL citizens must be measured morally to be considered a good citizen. China isalready doing this to their citizens. If you do not ‘stack up’ morally, you are denied access to what we consider creature comforts..or worse, you can be denied a job.
Don’t think America would ever go there? Don’t think it won’t show up in education? It already has! It’s called WorkKeys. WorkKeys is ACT, Inc’s career pigeonholing test. These tests are used in schools and in job placement. One of the most chilling sales pitches for WorkKeys is basically this: No WorkKeys, no certification; no certification, no job.
If you’d like to read how International Workforce Certificates will categorize us like shades of crayons, follow thislink.
Morals did surface at the G20 Education Summit. I featured one picture of a tweet by a global STEM‘disciple’. He claims we can’t have education without morality. Notice he calls morality ‘skills’.
Not knowing for certain, but I believe this man is Turkish. Look at what else is on his Twitter feed about ‘moral skills’ and jobs. Also note the use of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills is used in the right hand corner.
To see the P21/UN ties and ‘buddy-buddy’ attack on American education, read myarchived articlefrom 2017.
Warriors, as far as theACT, Inc. press releaseabout the moral assessment, it’s debuting in 2019. The press release also reveals that ACT has been in partnership with Connec ME Education (another Dubai based entity. This one is a P3 (public private partnership) between education and business (gee, that is what we have here in America, too). This P3 focuses on technology/innovation and vocational training. (Remember, vocational training was rebranded to meet the CCSS Machine’s Common Core aligned CTE, Career Tech Education.)
Connec ME’swebsitestatesthat on the 15th of September (two days ago as of this article), the ACT International Assessment would be used via the ACT’s Aspire assessments. (I’ve detailed Aspire for youbefore.) Why is Connec ME using Aspire? For its college/career readiness!
One thing we can take to the bank, with everyone in DC, from the President on down to the U.S. Dept. of Education and all the way to the UN, the G20’s grab at DeVos to force us into UN backed alignment is horrible.
It attacks our freedoms, our choices, it mandates for us, not guiding us. The moral assessing is also going to violate our civil rights to privacy as well as our religious freedoms. The data mining will reach new lows in how much is taken without ourconsent or permission.
We’ll see the grade levels continue to disappear and replaced withmastering skills. This all plays into the CCSS Machine’s plan being carried out in DC via legislation. Remember, the proposed legislation tomergeUS Ed and US Labor? G20 sure encourages that. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if DeVos’s changes include helping speed up the merger.
One last note for you, my Warriors: ACT, Inc. is a non-profit group. Surely we can shut THAT group down. Surely we can file lawsuits against our States for paying ‘dues’ to this group. Surely there is something we can do to STOP the over-assessing and manipulation of our nation. As we see, the College/Career Readiness is a ploy being used across the planet.
We’ve got several federal level bills, as always, which seem to want to take all we’ve got and even more! As taxpayers, our burdens are quite large. Add to that HOW our tax dollars are used, and we get a boat load of agenda! It doesn’t seem to matter if that agenda is to our liking or not. Once D.C. has got it in its ‘head’, we’ve stuck with the account statement!
What does THIS have to do with education?? PLENTY!
Why The Taxpayers Need To Know:
During this past work week, while knee deep in researching, I was able to help draw attention to some big DC bills. We’re not only expected to pick up DC’s tab, we’re supposed to sit by and watch those dollars be used against our students! If you have followed my research for a long time, you know this will NOT be tolerated. First, off it invades our children’s freedom. Then, let’s talk about their civil right to privacy.
Between ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), and every OTHER law which is related to BOTH (for example: HEA, Higher Education Act), our students will be conformed to fit a business pattern (ESSA’s mandates for workforce aligned education) where their every move is tracked (data mined).
While I’ve been speaking out about the bills, I’ve also been sharing with everyone HOW they can help END this cycle of data mining for an educated workforce. That is by joining the grassroots efforts of http://www.childabuseintheclassroom.com
The two pronged goal of @CAintheCR is 1) Repealing ESSA AND 2) Restoring FERPA. Both of these will help end the cycle.
By our being aware of how ESSA, WIOA, and, HEA are funded, we can also help raise awareness about 1) what our government is setting our students up for, and, 2) knowing how our tax dollars are (or aren’t) being used with OUR representation.
The “Biggies” Right Now:
*NOTE: Both HR 3358 and S 1771 ONLY address the appropriations for the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Dept. of Education. The fact Congress has lumped the 3 US Depts. together in appropriations is not out of convenience, it’s a strategy to help combine WIOA, ESSA, and HEA, along with all the related agencies, contracts, agreements, and strings.
First on our watch list need to the be the House and Senate versions of the FY 2018. House’s is HR 3358. Senate’s is S 1771. Both are very wordy. Both are loaded with trillions of dollars that the majority of will come from our pockets. Both will have massive amounts of those dollars earmarked for the alignment of education to workforce ‘needs’ and data mining to ensure it all happens.
However, we also need to have these following bills in mind. Why? They, too, will extend the ESSA/WIOA/HEA implementation of workforce geared, skill-based education. All these bills and funds will also be used to help wipe out true academics, school choices; bump up assessments for competency levels, and so much more.
THOSE bills? H Concurred Resolution 71 (sets FY 2018 and earmarks FY 2019-2027 funds) is 126 pages. It shows the funding for each House Committee by fiscal year; S Concurred Bill 3 (earmarks FY 2018-2026 funds) is simply a record of agreement with the House on appropriations; and, S Resolution 62 (funds all the Senate Committees for FY 2017 through Feb. 28, 2019)
Let me share briefly on H 3358 and S 1771, here. I will be covering the 3 above in my video presentation where I will dive further into ALL the bills listed in this article. When will that presentation be aired? As soon as I can record it, Warriors!
Most noteworthy on HR 3358 are Pages 71 and 101. However, I was able to track down many OTHER connecting dots among the rest of the bill. For content purposes, I’ll only bring up the 2 pages. IF you’d like to know what other dangers I have uncovered, PLEASE do not hesitate to let me know. Each one somehow and in some way connect to ESSA’s plan for workforce shifts in education and/or the continued assault on FERPA’s data mining.
Page 71 is among the many pages devoted to the U.S. Dept. of HHS. On this page you’ll see the plethora of programs mentioned: “..under SSA (Social Security Act) $1.7 billion to be used for children and family services.” Also, on Page 71, $11 billion to the HHS. Among the programs for the $11 billion? Head Start (Early Head Start gets $650 million, on page 73), ESSA, Community Service Development Block Grants (CSDBGs), and several other programs. The CSDBGs may not sound like a problem, but ESSA uses them for Promise Neighborhoods and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. ESSA also uses/abuses Head Start and Early Head Start.
Page 101 is among the pages devoted to the U.S. Dept of Education. Below is a screen shot of my notes for you. I’ll explain after you view the picture.
Warriors, what you are looking at is a $15 billion dollar diagram of all the places it is to be divided per ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act). That’s right HR3358 didn’t refer to any education funding per ESSA, no, it identified all the funds as for ESEA. If you’ll notice, it was HHS which got ESSA funds.
As far as the educational alignment and damage in S 1771, it is almost a mirror image of the House’s version. One notable exception is seen below:
Warriors, remember, ESSA embedded WIOA several times, especially on Page 17 of ESSA where ALL education must be aligned (means ‘learned’ and ‘taught’) to WIOA’s post-secondary readiness NOT academic knowledge.
Also a bit different from the House’s version, but just as damaging is Page 121 of S 1771:
Warriors, again, MORE data mining alignment on our students! Along with all those local, state, and national levels of data sharing, you can bet there are countless other agencies, P3s (public private partnerships), vendors, and nations receiving the data as well.
Warriors, from the way I see the research stacking up, there is NO better time to speak up about the taxpayer misuse than NOW! There is NO better grassroots campaign to END the FERPA’s overreach of data mining. There is NO better time to join the fight to REPEAL ESSA! We CAN halt the social and emotional learning that tie ESSA and FERPA around the necks of our children like a millstone.
We CAN interrupt the massive data mining cycle which continues to assault our rights to freedom and privacy. We DO NOT have to take this type of abuse from our leaders.
Join me for my live presentation (either in person or in an archive version). Learn all the other ways the Congressional bills are laying a trap for educational high-jacking in the name of ‘greatness’ and economic gain.
Lastly, join with me and the other national leaders of “Child Abuse in the Classroom”. Together we can have the damaging reform disrupted.
For this last weekend in August, my fellow anti Fed Ed Warriors, I’m giving you a timely, yet, somewhat short video to use as a conversation starter for those in your circles of influence.
This past Friday (8/25) I hosted a Facebook‘live’ video. It’s entire length was just under 40 minutes. I brought fellow Warriors up to speed on the articles which are being censored via Facebook. The hardest one ‘hit’? My researched exposure of ‘collectivism’ from the UN(United Nations) in our schools, as well as our lives.
You may be wondering why I chose a vintage political cartoon as the featured graphic. Because, my Warrior friends, the CCSS Machine is doing EXACTLY what you see in this cartoon.
If you’d like to start a conversation about the global-to-federal-to-local brand of workforce education disguised in ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), I have these tools:
Secondly, a suitable ‘flyer’has also been created to accompany the video and help you with any meetings.
Portions Of My Raw Notes:
From the 8/16/17 article titled “Live From the US” 1) You can see the CCSS Machine and UN agenda. You’ll also see how Hollywood and the 4 major US Networks are openly participating in the redesign of American education. 2) Because ESSA’s mandates include ‘lifelong learning’(a phrase brought to the US from OECD and the United Nations, NOT US teachers/educators), expect more data mining than ever.
3) “Lifelong learning” was also a part of the CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative). Leading up to ESSA, and, since its passage as law, it’s been ‘updated’ to ‘personalized learning’. This means a constant flow of teacher/student data. All geared for the UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) where education meets global worker. 4) Due to the constant stream of data, expect more assessments. You’ll see more pressure to perform for both teachers AND students.
From the 8/19/17 article titled “Overt Education” 1)Those you share this with will be able to see the CCSS Machine’s CBE (Competency Based Education) push is, not American, but, again, global.
2) Three States (FL, NY, and NC) are featured as to how these global fingerprints are showing up in classrooms in ALL 50 States. 3) These ‘global fingerprints’ will lead you back to a similar model in Brazil (2009) as documented by the UN.
4) CBE is now codified in WIOA, HEA (and its current re-writing), STEM Act, and ESSA.
This creates another constant flow: ‘pipeline rigorous skilled based training’NOT academic education. This ‘pipeline’ is for young to old Americans, NO EXCEPTIONS. Due to this researched evidence, ‘school choice’, per ESSA is a total farce.* *Not included in the video, but a truth, nonetheless. This will include the contested ‘ed savings accounts’. Another farce. 5) Your fellow Warriors involved in this conversation will also need to know the SEL (social emotional learning) woven so heavily throughout all federal education (and related legislation/policy) and CBE. Per the SDGs and the US created “Tool Kit”, education has been and will CONTINUE to be the change agent for justifying MORESEL. This way a culture shift in America happens from WITHIN not outside forces.
From the 8/22/17 article (which Facebook removed from several groups) titled “When Me Means Collective” 1) This article uncovers the “WE Movement” where the grasp on education is only one of several projects to force a ‘collective US’, not necessarily a FREEUS. 2) You’ll be able to trace one corporate CCSS Machine organization’s slow infiltration in education via ‘doing good’ projects in education. 3) Be sure to watch the embedded video where the description of a global citizen is expected to be the normal in America. 4) Since 2001, the global push for collectivism in American education has been ramped up. My research points to the CCSSMachine as the entity with blood on its hands.
From the 8/24/17 article titled “Seeing More in Education?” 1) This last article discussed in my almost 40 minute video will expose the assault on American teachers and students. Your guests will learn how ESSA has helped shift the burden of responsibility and accountability FROM the adult teachers and placed it squarely on the backs of students. Regardless of it the student is capable. (*This purposed shift will directly tie back to those ed savings accounts. Perfect opportunity for nanny-state-control. How? The money follows the student, NOT, the student’s parents or guardians. This truth is also not included, but definitely should fit right in.) 2) The grinding down of our teachers is frankly, criminal. This treatment of our students violates their freedoms and privacy. 3) Watch the C-Span 1995 hearing on how, even then, the DC leadership was being influenced to make global moves to transform how our kids learn. In the ESSA Era, wherever you see a legislator or educrat whining and moaning about the need for MORE computers (especially those” ‘1:1′ or 1 laptop/device for everyone’ ” ‘champions’), you’ll be able to see exactly where the roots came from. You’ll be able to see how they live on. (STEM, STEAM, and all that connects them to the CCSS Machine)
So, The Conversation’s Over, Now What?
By, now Warriors, you may be wondering how any of you in the room will finish this conversation. In my way of thinking and activism, I knowexactly what SHOULD be done to properly close this meeting. 1) Don’t endorse what’s going on! 2) Repeat the truth, no matter how much you are ignored. Someone, somewhere is listening for YOUR voice. 3) Get involved in the national grassroots campaign to legally challenge ESSA.
I have! I firmly believe that so should every concerned taxpayer citizen in our nation.
What’s the name of this campaign? “Child Abuse in the Classroom: A Legal Challenge to ESSA”. You can find out ALL the resources at the website, here.
The goal? The have DC really listen to We the People, to acknowledge the evidence, and to uphold the U.S. Constitution and related laws which govern the US.
The bottom line, Warriors, is we need as many grassroots Warriors as humanly possible. If you and your friends haven’t seen how dire the need is from this article, then I urge you to talk to the students and teachers who are living this nightmare daily.
The National Press Conference date is 9/20/17. To date: 3 locations, Indianapolis, IN; Austin, TX; and, Atlanta, GA. Sign up for the email alerts, see if your State has a leader. If not, jump in! If so, ask how you may be of help.
Warriors, we must be ready to stand to take on this legal challenge. If not, we’ll continue to see our nation be degraded and reduced to a UN human capital providing system.
In today’s ‘From the File Tuesday’, I will show you, the anti CCSS Warriors, those against federal overreach into their homes, and others where in the ESSA the impacts will be felt, how they will take place, and why you should tell everyone you know that ESSA will ensnare every student from birth to career!
First, A Bit of Background:
If you are new to the War Against the Core, you may wish to use the below articles as vital information for just HOW private education has been impacted by the CCSS Machine. If you have followed my research, you are familiar with the information, but you can still use it to help lay out a clear picture for those who need to know.
1) Common Core (CCSS)/Career Tech Education (CTE) beyond high school will impact EVERYONE regardless of where their birth to 12th grade education took place. Embedded in this article, the Adult CC Standards. This article will show you how Perkins Funding, Title 9, IDEA funding, (each of which are embedded in the ESSA now.) It will show you Apprenticeship Programs and how they are full of CCSS/CTE, the National Career Pathway Network, and more!
3) How other Private Schools and Home Schools, along with their extra-curricular activities are aligned to CCSS (ESSA will no doubt continue this trend.) and CTE: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/fom-christian-schools-and-common-core/ 4) Think CCSS/CTE are not in post-secondary Private education? See this eye-opener article: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/fom-friday-christian-colleges-exempt-from-common-core-not/ 5) This article gives you 18 different overseeing organizations for Private Education (some extend to home education) and their alignment to CCSS/CTE! See: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/sic-em-saturday-grab-a-cape-ccss-warriors/ 5b) Private schools use assessments! ESSA will increase assessments and also contain many strings to those assessments. SBAC and PARCC are not the only high-stakes assessments to steer clear of! See: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/sic-em-saturday-when-your-faith-based-school-uses-ccss-assessments/
So Where in the ESSA are the Alignment Concerns for Private Education, Including Home Education?
Below, page numbers, as based on the 1, 059 page ESSA Final Conference Report. You can also find each one of these mandates in the ESSA Final Law Version (391 pages). However, the page numbers will be different.
From my ‘School Board Special, Part 3‘:
“1) P. 33,LEAs (Local Education Agencies) and state financial awards. You need to see what percentages of the funding goes for a) the parents, 1b) the student services, and c) the students courses (including AP (Advanced Placement Courses, IB (International Baccalaureate Schools, and CTE), but you will need to read how all of these are to be aligned to the CSAS (Challenging State Academic Standards) by way of the ‘industry recognized credentialing system’ set forth by the WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) of 2014! 2) P. 48, States that the CSAS and post-secondary education must be aligned for a more streamlined education. 3) P. 50, Special needs students who have benefited from IDEA funding/programs and seek higher education ‘on track with alternative aligned courses/assessments’. 4) P. 85,States are to measure and report students ‘post secondary readiness’. 5) P. 121,Those students in dual enrolled courses (AP, IB, early college, etc.) will be ensnared here.Including faith-based and homeschool students to be aligned. (Also on P. 991) 5a) P. 123,The data mining of these privately educated students comes into play. 6) P. 137,The LEAs determine how students transition from one grade group to the next (including post-secondary) with the help of P3s (Public Private Partnerships) and ‘other stakeholders in education’. 7) P. 323, How all school leaders, including teachers will be trained to teach students for post secondary education, especially dual enrolled, concurrent enrolled, and early college students. (also on P. 780, 81) 8) P. 344, How teachers are to prepare post secondary/workforce ready students. Related: P. 325, how all the post secondary course from above will be regionally specific only.”
From my‘Great Education Experiment’ article, theseESSA Final Conference Reportpage numbers and how they will intercept private education, including home school students:
“Page 121 applies dual/concurrent enrollment to IB and AP courses (International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement). Page 137 applies dual/concurrent enrollment to identifying student interests/skills. Also, Pages 167, 173, 186, 303, and 306 Page 323 will apply dual/concurrent to teachers. Page 343 shows the phrase used for gifted students. Page 395, more school leadership via the LEAs (Local Education Agency). Page 427 is for the English language learners (ELLs). Page 460, finds dual/concurrent enrollment for underrepresented students (and includes improving student engagement). You will need to read from mid page 459 for context purposes). On page 464, on-line courses, especially those for CTE (Career Technical Education).
Page 476 uses the phrase to define STEM curriculum, classes, courses, and exams (aka: assessments). Page 780 will use the phrase for defining the partnerships which must be in place to satisfy the dual or concurrent enrollment.”
To read the entire article: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/the-great-education-experiment/
What About IDEA funding, Perkins Funding, WIOA and Private Schools (including home education)?
From my ‘ESSA Hidden Ties to HEA (Higher Education Act)’ article, here are the page numbers for Perkins Funding, Workforce, Career, and related:
“Keywords of ‘Perkins Funding’ (for CTE): a total of 8 references to page numbers 38, 123, 132, 516, 677, 939, 993, and 1026.
Keywords of ‘Higher Education’: a total of 64 references to page numbers 33, 35, 137, 167, 208, 302, 304, 315, 318, 338, 372, 387, 393, 397, 402, 431, 437, 439, 460, 470, 473, 478, 594, 598, 599, 608, 611, 625, 628, 637, 639, 685, 687, 692, 694, 728, 730, 731, 780, 781, 802, 847, 848, 898, 952, 971, 972, 991, 1018, and 1043.
Keyword of ‘Career’: a total of 63 references to page numbers 33, 38, 48, 123, 132, 137, 138, 163, 165, 167, 171, 264, 265, 266, 268, 271, 273, 274, 275, 297, 318, 320, 324, 337, 338, 344, 358, 425, 428, 474, 490, 503, 516, 545, 575, 579, 600, 601, 615, 677, 684, 685, 695, 716, 726, 728, 870, 880, 892, 903, 939, and 993.
Keyword of ‘Workforce’ (will include WIOA): a total of 33 references to page numbers 33, 39, 128, 132, 165, 266, 273, 293, 325, 344, 464, 497, 509, 516, 601, 611, 659, 695, 708, 734, 813, 913, 945, 949, 1049, and 1057.
IDEA Funding references can be found in the page numbers from ‘School Board, Part 3’.
From my article‘Fed Ed 2017, Are You Ready?’, these sections will impact home education from the family aspect, the most: “Sections 4001-4206 will address 21st Century Community Learning Centers (where a large portion of the Title One funds will be used) Sections 4301-4311 will address the Charters Schools Sections 4401-4409 detail Magnet Schools Sections 4501-4506 address Family Engagement in Education Section 4601- 4611 detail National Activities in Education Section 9212 is all about Preschool development grants Pages 120, 166, 170, 184, 252, 254, 341, 364, 365, 439, 626 all deal with either other details of PreK programs or how the family will be involved in them as well.”
21st Century Community Learning Centers, Promise Neighborhoods, Family Assessments, and more will also be encroaching on Private Schools and Home Schools. How? By the “Wrap Around Student Services” and “Activities for Student Success”. These will be heavy on data mining, SEL (Social Emotional Learning), will usurp Parental rights in most cases, and seek to align entire communities to a birth to career streamline. (see above)
Page numbers from ESSA to find these need-to-know items:
“Data (and all that goes with it), Technology, and the In Home Assessments: Page 123; 138; Page 255; Page 363; Page 450/451; Page 463/464; Pages 485-488; Page 508; Page 630; and Pages 943/ 944.”
For the upcoming IES (Institute for Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Dept. of Education) Digital Access Study (which will involve every home in America, especially rural locations; include the E-rate fees you pay; update the fiber optics in your area). See: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/weekend-news-the-ies-and-the-essa/
This is an illustration which will NOT honor school choice! It will not respect different learners at all! It will punish teachers and leaders! It will cause your community to align for a common good, not personal freedom!
ESSA will use anything, everything, and everyone for a workforce based education, NOT true academics. This is not a fear mongering joke, this is real, this is how America is being transformed right before our eyes. What can we do? Use the information to educate others. We CAN be the wrench thrown in the gears of the CCSS Machine!!
We are savvy, smart, and well informed Anti CCSS Warriors!
We know the truth..the truth that ESSA in fact does NOT removed Common Core from education, quite the contrary, it will continue the agenda, the plans and the foundations already set in stone, as well as hundreds of other things.
Over the past weeks, I have shared with you an up-close, in-depth look at the ESSA Final Conference Report (which is also the Final version passed into law and signed by the President).
Education Elephants Now Entering:
I have shared with candidates for office just how, when, where, why, and what CCSS ties will continue to be, thanks to the ESSA. Communities have been alerted as to how they will fit in, where new programs will begin, and how they are to be aligned to help every child get ahead.
Education Elephant #1:
Yet, it is amazing how muted this message seems to be. Anti CCSS Warriors, we have simply GOT to stop assuming because we KNOWESSA is toxic, that others know it. If, by now you haven’t read the ESSA, you should. If we don’t learn all we can NOW, we will have no basis for strategy that is effective. (Read the ESSA in either form: Report or Law. The only difference is the Report is easier to read than the Law. The Report is 1,059 pages; Law is 391 pages, you will just need a magnifying glass.)
Education Elephant #2:
We must ask ourselves are WEmaking enough noise? Are we helping others who don’t see the toxicity to learn about it? Some citizens across America are buying into the false message of ‘now that ESSA is law, we can relax’!! No, no, and $#%^ no, we can NOT!
Since it has taken me weeks to examine and pull out so much from the ESSA we need to know, I will continue to work on ways to make it more accessible so you, the Anti CCSS Warrior, can have tools to use to helpSTART those conversations with those citizens who need to get involved. I urge you to let me know if there is a way I can better do this. I implore you to continue to look for tools from the others who are also combing through the ESSA.
Education Elephants #3-5: #3: We need a modern day revolution. We need to have patriots who will stop at nothing to stand up for the truth, bat down the wrong, make as much noise as possible to highlight the illegality of all the federally led education alignment. If we allow our distractions to pull us away from our fight for long periods of time, we will become a less effective Anti CCSS Warrior.
#4: We must continue to learn much, share much, act often, speak loudly-even if our voice shakes.
Consider our nation when it was young. Plainly dressed citizens determined to be free-no matter what hardships they faced are some of our ancestors. Did they give up? Did they get weary in the battles? Did they forge ahead? YES, to all these!! WHY did they do this? Because they knew the truth, they believed the truth, and died for the truth so WE could have the distinction, the honor, and the blessing to Americans. To be free. Education is NOT a civil right, it is not a federal controlled mandate..education, true education is a privilege.
In my opinion, there is little to be scared of in the ‘War Against the Core’, and EVERYONE to be brave for. Is the federally led, P3 rich CCSS Machine nerve wracking, frustrating, and needing to be added to the relics of the past?! ABSOLUTELY!
#5: Warriors, we haven’t time to relax now. States are scrambling to try to dump CCSS, or pass laws to limit it. As per the ESSA, July 1, 2016 is when state funding formulas for Title One will begin! I do not think states can move quickly enough to have anything in place to stop this federal tie to education! It is NOT time for a band-aid fix!
Before we part for today, please see below for my pithy look of the ESSA. You saw the other one above. If you feel these would help make your message about the TRUEESSA (versus the triumphed “Every Student Succeeds Act”), then use them as a tool. I know, as you do, that WHATEVER ‘it’ takes, is what we are compelled to do to save our nation. Let’s save the elephants for the jungles. Let’s take back our patriot-like mindsets of fighting for freedom today will preserve a nation worth keeping in the future.
On this last weekend in October 2015, many of us are using the fall festivals, Halloween parties to help raise awareness toward the damages CCSS, CTE, and all the other ‘alphabet soup’ acronyms we find the CCSS Machine (my name for the CCSSI, or the Common Core State Standards Initiative) where anything connected to CCSS was plotted, planned, and being executed.
We all know what damages we are seeing in our teachers, our students. We’ve seen how our principals, school counselors, school board members, and other educational staff members are being ‘consumed’ with CCSS Machineindoctrination. Some are succumbing to the Initiative, others are NOT. We’ve been horrified by our state leaders and federal representatives (who were elected to serve us) when they’ve also, given in to the ‘fodder of ruin’ and continued to create programs and legislation to continue the ‘cycle of pain’ in our schools. We’ve also felt our anger at all this injustice rise. We’ve shouted, we’ve cursed, we’ve fought hard, and stood in the way to protect others from this ‘tide of doom’. So, as one of my fellow anti CCSS warriors has asked (in a way to encourage others to press on)….WHY BOTHER?
We bother because no human being on the face of this planet should have to endure the mental and physical abuse we are seeing in our schools..regardless of preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, or post-secondary schools of all types. The CCSS Machine is grinding away in a plethora of ways. We bother because we know what is good, right, and true ISN’T possible in an illegally based education reform. We fight on, against the all consuming agenda behind the ghouls in our schools, because massive change for the future of our nation is upon us..and IT IS NOT to see our beloved country carry on as it has, but rather to shape it into some hollow image of globalism. We bother because, we, the people, were not consented, our tax dollars used against our desires and wishes. We bother because the trust we’ve placed in those to lead us, speak for us, and act for us, have abused that sacred privilege without hesitation. We bother because those few brave souls who’ve spoken up, who’ve exercised courage deserve to have our companionship.
We have become activists, speakers, authors, and more importantly, we’ve become champions to those we seek to protect. That reason alone, my fellow anti CCSS Warriors, is paramount to wiping the CCSS ghoulish intent off the map. We find ourselves on the cusp of another new month. Depending on which state you live in, is to how many other months you’ve battled the CCSS Machine. However, the fact is we know that every single day ANY student is exposed to ANY part of the CCSS Machine is one day too many! Tools to Help Take Down the Ghouls:
Below are the best tools I’ve found to fight the CCSS Ghouls in D.C.,
Why this is a set of tools in one article: I’ve shown you in this article how a bill not really connected to education, is being crafted to INCLUDE CCSS/CTE/CCR (Common Core State Standards/Career Tech Education/College, Career Ready) in it. We’ve seen this tactic used repeatedly in D.C. Let’s let them know that the anti CCSS Warriors will not tolerate or support this dirty move any more!
Why this is a tool to use: It shows you how the private side of the P3s (public, private partnerships) is setting our students up for one way of education is becoming the normal in America, rather than the freedom of choice we’ve known for so long.
This article is an eye opener for the hype the CCSS Machine produces on a daily basis. We know the hype is from other sources as well. Use this as an example of looking at those other sources and then SHARE it with others.
Know that I will continue to find these CCSS Ghouls where they hide. I’ll expose what plans they intend to unleash in education and SHARE it as far and as wide as I can. No matter the cost, I will NOT stand to see the CCSS Machine take down America, her citizens, or her freedoms. I’m honored you are fighting with me against ANYTHING connected to the CCSS Initiative.
Ahh, another work week has begun. For those of us against the Common Core Machine, it’s another week of standing up for our students, teachers, and, parents. We’ve come a tremendous way, but we know, we’re SO not ‘done’ yet!!
After several years of in-depth and low-profile researching all I could about the CCSS Machine (Common Core State Standards Machine), quite a few of my local warriors asked me to begin to share publicly all that I’d found. Thus began my blogging days. Since then, together, you and I have covered 300 different (and yet still quite related) articles about all that Common Core encompasses.
Since August 2014, we’ve used all that’s been shared, by not only myself; but by many other warriors; MUCH true information about the undermining of U.S. education to help inform our fellow citizens as well as our legislators. Together, we’ve seen how Congress has fallen victim to the P3 Machine (Public Private Partnerships) which thrust us into this War Against the Core. We’ve been ‘bloodied and bruised’, but we’re STILL here! We’ll be here for as long as it takes to SAVE our nation and the future generations FROM an aligned, workforce minded caste educational system.
My deepest gratitude to ALL of you who have counted my research, writings, and, efforts in this War as credible. My hat is ‘tipped’ to each of you who’ve shared your personal battles in the War; to those who’ve asked questions, provided tips, and basically spurred me on to go MORE in-depth. Daily you remind me that what we do to preserve our freedom of educational choice; to protect our freedom from federal overreach that’s totally in violation of our U.S. Constitution; lastly, to protect our nation from those P3 groups which seek to reform our nation into a place we will not recognize.
Simply stated, I’ll keep going. I know you are with me. That is a GREAT team effort.
Simply stated, we know the CCSS Machine has loaded up all it can to assimilate us in the upcoming school year. We WILL NOT go without continuing the fight!!
I’d like to thank the Idaho anti CCSS Warriors (officially known as Idahoans Against Common Core) for creating the picture below. Someone was inspired by my ‘Anti CCSS Back to School Wish’ article (this past “Weekend News” article).
Which reminds me, the pro sided CCSS folks at #SchoolYrResolution could use a few well placed CCSS truths (as only we anti CCSS warriors can provide). Letting our ‘enemies’ know we know what they are up to is a great tactic of warfare. EVERY hole we can poke in the CCSS Machine is another opportunity for freedom to survive.
Remember we, the opposed, to Common Core (and ALL its parts) are RENTLESS WARRIORS. Have a tremendous week. I’ll see you for the 301st posting and as many more as it takes to kill the CCSS Machine.
The letter below is one that every leader of an anti Common Core group would love to have read by others, especially by those who’ve encountered CCSS, express valid complaints, frustrations, or issues; yet are hesitant to become active in joining the fight. Please bear in mind this is a composite letter (meaning it’s not just one person’s viewpoint, it’s several leaders views combined). Actions for those who want change AND those leading the charge for change are included below.
Dear Fed Up Parent,
I feel your frustration with Johnny’s homework. You want to help, but have no clue what to do because the paper in front of you makes no sense. I know the pain you have over Suzy’s new attitude about her ‘lack of knowledge’.
Thank you for sharing you do know the source of this frustration and pain…Common Core.
Please find below HOW you can help out:
a) Join us in this fight! Don’t just sit on the couch. Not sure whom to ask? Here’s my contact information:
Stop Common Core Leader
10th Amendment Way/Take No More, State of Mind
Phone: 800-Get Tough
b) Using your voice outside your living room’s comfort is what we do with style. Your style is important to our fight. Why? United efforts in this battle win every time. We are all busy. By having your assistance, we can all get back home in time for whatever life is calling us to do.
c) If you have time to know the problem, become part of the solution. Common Core is an affront to every citizen in its reach. While it’s true knowing the problem is important, it’s also NOT the solution..it’s a first step. As a leader against CCSS, I cannot fight this battle alone. I need you. As a concerned, frustrated parent, you need me.
d) Your children need you to fight for them. I know you’d do anything possible to protect your sons and daughters. As their chief role models, they are watching. What legacy do you want them to have? One where you talked strongly, but participated very little OR one where you talked strong and participated strongly? Lead them in conviction: Stop Common Core!
e) No 80/20 here. While human nature has pretty much shown us 80 percent of any task is completed by only 20 percent of the same people, here’s where this pattern can be broken! The flip side of this is no leader can be in charge 24/7. Leaders are only as strong as their physical bodies will allow. Let’s consider the leaders and their health. YOU are vital to the efforts being put forth. Our freedoms are worth our committing to and any sacrifice involved.
The leader who needs you, the students who love you, the teachers who respect you, and the Constitution which needs your help in being re-instated as our guidance document of what are federal responsibilities and what are the sovereign states responsibilities!!
Considering all the above, keep these few facts in mind as guiding factors in your fight against Common Core.
To be a great leader, you need those willing to join you, not as armchair warriors, but as soldiers in the trenches. After all, we face Common Core together much better than on our own, or worse by not facing it at all.
To be a great warrior, get out of the chair, get out of the house…make some noise!