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Speaking Out

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we know sometimes we JUST have to speak out. 
This weekend’s news is a quick recap of my most recent speaking out moments.

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From March 31st’s Breaking News Journal Marathon:

Warriors, if you missed this CO based broadcast, the topic was all about how the current trend of school violence, student and teacher self-harm, and death are impacting us. There was also much discussion about why kids bully each other, as well as many thoughts on how to positively stop this kind of movement in our nation. If you wish to listen to the entire broadcast, it’s about 4 hours. If you are interested in my portion, you’ll find it near the 2:10:00 time stamp. It ends about the 2:45:30 time stamp.

Basically, I hold the federal government, the global push for CBE (Competency Based Education), and, the CCSS Machine at fault for the violence, self-harm, bullying, and, death. Sure, each of these things were present in our nation’s schools BEFORE Common Core (or whatever else your State has re-branded it since ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act), BUT, Common Core and all the insane amounts of pressure to achieve a ‘perfect score’ has come at a price our families should never have had to pay.

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My Own Videos:

On April 5th, I recorded two homemade videos to raise the Warrior’s ire over the global push to indoctrinate our students. The moment which pushed me to record videos? Uncovering a UN (United Nations) created board game to target our youngsters to become better ‘global citizens’.
(*Note: The specific game information I shared in the above embedded link is just above the ‘closing’ portion of one of my latest articles.)

To access the 2 videos, use the links below:
Video #1 is about 30 minutes.
Video #2 is near 15 minutes.

I will point out that while I’d scheduled a live event on Facebook for the first presentation, the audio to my live feed was shut off. So, in a hurry, I grabbed the cell phone. I also gave a wrong date for the Gates/UN agreement. The correct date was 2004, not 2014. Those ‘hiccups’ aside, the information shared is what truly matters. 

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When did ‘reinventing education’ become code for Common Core?

Related:

Warriors, if we simply stop at 2004’s Gates/UN agreement, we are cheating ourselves of some crucial evidence which points out that the global push for CBE and 2030 Agenda (formerly Agenda 21) predates the agreement to have a ‘one world curriculum’.

Closing:

Please, share what’s above. Even the embedded links. The march of ruinous overreach by the UN into the US is surviving everyday we do nothing to stop it. Use what time you would of reading a well researched article of mine and devote it to sharing the priceless information so we, together, can save our nation and her children.
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Catching Up

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Anti CCSS Warriors: Mother’s Day Weekend is upon us. While I wish each of you who are Moms a great time celebrating, there is still much for us to share in helping us fight this War Against the Core. Here are some of the latest resources from the past couple of weeks, in case you missed them.

 

From ‘It’s About the Child’/’Bears and Lord Network’:

This hardworking group just wrapped up a 3 day marathon concerning the overreach in education from the federal level. You can access the entire marathon on Roku and LiveStream. Quite a few of our fellow Warriors were featured. You can also find clips on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/About-The-Child-914500671951994/
The LiveStream link: 
http://livestream.com/accounts/16731436/events/5325777/videos/121957889?t=1462501585022
To access the Roku Channel and to get the free app for Bears and Lord Network:
https://www.itsaboutthechild.com/

 


From the ‘CCSS Machine’:

During April 2016, I was blocked, banned, and put in Facebook ‘jail’ more times than ever. Warriors, the censorship from the CCSS Machine is not exclusive to myself..it is happening more and more to others of us as well. As you know the founder of Facebook is a huge CCSS Machine member. But are you aware that Zuckerburg AND Gates (and many, many others) are behind the push to implore Congress with a petition for MORE CCSS, CCR, STEM, CTE, and NGSS (Common Core State Standards; College/Career Readiness; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; Next Generation Science Standards)
See the petition:
https://www.change.org/p/offer-computer-science-in-our-public-schools-csforall#CSforALL

See the White House/top-down Initiative about Computer Science for All:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/01/30/computer-science-all

For my research into the Computer Science for All Initiative:
https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/fed-ed-2017-are-you-ready/
(*Note: see point #7 and then follow the related article, if you would like even more information.)

 

ICYMI on My Blog:

Just this past week, I gave a huge 1, 2 punch in the gut about the 2 biggest American Teachers Unions being used as fronts by the CCSS Machine. If you haven’t read them:
https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/turn-the-ccss-page-please/
(*Note: Exposed the TURN Organization, a Network combining the educational change agents from the AFT and the NEA.) Then, the 2nd punch:
https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2016/05/04/following-up/ (*Note: Exposed the Clinton Foundation, Tony Blair’s Foundation {United Kingdom}, and more.)

Since CCSS is global, the UK is also experiencing a dilemma we see almost daily in the news.  Catch up on the push back from parents there over too much testing. If you haven’t read about it: http://www.bbc.com/news/education-36188634

 

A Word of Warning for Home Educators:

This last article I am sharing from my blog is for every Warrior, but is especially vital to those who home educate. Why? Dual enrollment, early college classes, and AP courses are VERY popular among them. College and Career Readiness is a HUGE part of the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) language. So is Career Tech Education. Every one of the 50 States has BOTH! Here is an excerpt to share with every citizen, home educated or not,
“The most popular career-readiness indicators? a) dual enrollment (which includes homeschool students, AP course students and IB students); b) post-secondary enrollment(which includes any citizen seeking a higher education); c) CTE courses (includes apprenticeships or work-based learning); and d) students earning industry credentials(again, any citizen involved in this).”
To read the entire article:
https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/achieving-states/

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What most pro CCSS groups would like us to look like and believe.

 

 

Closing:

Thank you, Warriors, for all that you do. Have a great weekend. Hug Mom. If you can’t hug Mom, hug someone you love.

 

WYBI: Global Ed for All Through 2030?!

Don't look now, but the education global reform is growing bigger.
Don’t look now, but the education global reform is growing bigger.

For this “Would You Believe It?” Wednesday, the latest on how Common Core Standards, the CCSS Machine, and Global Education (aka “Education For All”) intersect.

To Begin With:  A 1970s Children’s Book about the United Nations:

Before we get to the 2030 ‘Roadmap”, you might find it helpful to step back to 1970 for a few minutes with me. I had discovered this particular resource when my local library was culling its shelves of old books. I love old books, but the best part was it was a book that was well before the era of CCSS and its aligned (more like, maligned) history. Since reading Berit Kjos’ booklet ” A “Common Core”: for a Global Community”, I knew connecting the dots would be super easy. How easy? Less than one hour. Between flipping the pages and noticing names to looking up each agency’s modern day website.   (If you’ve not read Mrs. Kjos’ booklet, I highly suggest it. It is powerful. She has all the resource information so you can use it for your fight in your state. Access the book: http://www.lighthousetrails.com, then search by either author name or book title. Mrs. Kjos shares with you the year, occasion and how Bill Gates entered the educational realm..thus laying the Common Core foundation. (*Note: this is a big clue to connecting CCSS Machine to UNESCO)

Some Visual Evidence from the Past:

Below, you’ll see 3 different split screen shots of the  book published back in 1970 by Scholastic (long before they sold out to Common Core). The first two will be highlighting the 13 different arms of the UN (United Nations) and how they tie back to Common Core today. First up, is the page that featured the World Bank. It’s been well documented to being connected to helping fund Common Core. However, look at the others visible.

Click to enlarge this picture. I've written in cursive how each is somehow tied to the Global Education movement, Common Core, or Agenda 21.
Click to enlarge this picture. I’ve written in cursive how each is somehow tied to the Global Education movement, Common Core, or Agenda 21.

Then, there’s the picture below with MORE UN agencies and their involvement. Of the most noteworthy, the ‘Physical Education’ Common Core makeover was traced back the World Health Organization. a CCSS aligned Social Studies was discovered to have connections with the International Monetary Fund, but there’s more:

More arms and legs of the UN tied to education reform.
More arms and legs of the UN tied to education reform.

The final split screen shot I’ve provided you from my research is some of the text from the same children’s book. Pay attention to the only purpose the UN had for education THEN.

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Some Related Information:
While there is certainly much proof I can share with you about the 13 UN related agencies and their ties to CCSS and more, I want to keep the ‘related resources’ brief, so we can delve into the ‘2030’ portion of the article.

1) Some of the CCSS Aligned Sports: http://preventcommoncore.com/?p=1080
2) Linking the IMF, UNESCO, and more to CCSS: https://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/does-u-n-s-education-mandate-push-common-core-in-usa/  (*Note: IMF also offered published aligned CCSS resources, see:
http://www.imfbookstore.org/ProdDetails.asp?ID=9780807755174&PG=1&Type=RLMc
)
3) WHO’s “Global Core Competencies for Health Care” (*Note: be sure to find the outcome based education/the equity for all/the workforce competency is the key to global success type phrases). globalhealthstandards

Onward, to 2030: 

From the just announced “World Education Forum”, the following excerpt: “The Declaration on Education 2030 to be agreed at the Forum will mobilize all countries and partners to implement the new agenda, and propose ways for its coordination, financing and monitoring – globally, regionally and nationally – to ensure equal educational opportunities for all.”  This is followed by,“The Forum brings together more than 130 government ministers, along with high-level government officials, Nobel Prize Laureates, heads of international and non-governmental organizations, academics, representatives of the private sector, researchers and other key stakeholders.” The press release goes on to share internationally agreed upon 6 EFA (“Education For All”) Goals. (*Note: the U.S. is an active participant in EFA; See the screen shots below.)

From 2000, a UNESCO file on the USA.
From 2000, a UNESCO file on the USA.

And from this week’s Forum, be sure to access the entire program. You’ll want to focus on Day 2’s topics. See: http://en.unesco.org/world-education-forum-2015/about-forum/programme 

Be sure to enlarge this one. You'll need to not only read the quote, but look at the website's header.
Be sure to enlarge this one. You’ll need to not only read the quote, but look at the website’s header.

 

 

 

So, What are the 6 “EFA Goals”:

1) expanded early childhood education; 2) more girls involved; 3) more ‘equity skill- based’ education; 4) continuing education throughout adulthood; 5) gender issues; and 6) more measured outcome based education complete with life skills. If any of this sounds familiar there’s a reason why.
Mrs. Kjos states it best in her “A Common Core for a Global Community”, “UNESCO’s efforts in the 1960s and 1970s to influence U.S. school curriculum were unsuccessful. But now UNESCO has found a sugar daddy. On November 17, 2004 at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, UNESCO signed a 26-page “Cooperation Agreement” with Microsoft Corporation to develop a “master curriculum (Syllabus)” for teacher training in information technologies based on standards, guidelines, benchmarks, and assessment techniques. The Agreement states that . . . “UNESCO will explore how to facilitate content development. Following the signing of the Agreement, UNESCO Director General Koichiro Matsuura explained it in a speech. One of its goals, he said, is “fostering web-based communities of practice including content development and worldwide curricula reflecting UNESCO values. No doubt that is agreeable to Bill Gates because the Agreement states that “Microsoft supports the objectives of UNESCO as stipulated in UNESCO’s Constitution.” The goals crafted as a result of this ‘union’? “Environmental education will be incorporated in formal education; Any value or attitude held by anyone globally that stands independent to that of the United Nations’ definition of “sustainable education” must change; Current attitudes are unacceptable; Education will be belief-and-spirituality based as defined by the global collectiveEnvironmental education will be integrated into every subject, not just science.” 


As far as from 2015 to 2030’s plan? Here’s a sample, “The post-2015 development agenda should be rights-based and adopt an equity perspective, while reflecting the expanded vision of access to quality education at all levels, with a focus on learning. UNESCO recommends to its Member States: “Ensure equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030” as a possible overarching education goal, aiming to achieve just, inclusive, peaceful and sustainable societies. This overarching goal is translated into specific global targets to which countries would commit and could be held accountable, and for which corresponding indicators will be developed.” To get the entire strategy report: unesco2015beyond

More related resources:
I’m including an almost 500 page UNESCO Global Ed Monitoring Report (the 2013-14 one). If you want to go straight to the chapter about curriculum and assessments, it’s Chapter 7.
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If you’d like to know the public-private partnerships UNESCO has to help spur all this global education on, be sure to access their ‘tell all’ publication, globaledp3s (*Note: you’ll not only find Microsoft, but Coca-Cola, and many others)
If you’d like to find out about more of the UNESCO/USA interactions, be sure to visit the website in the screen shot below:
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If you’d like an excellent article from the “Arizonians Against Common Core” about the UN and CCSS Machine’s intertwining connections, see: http://www.arizonansagainstcommoncore.com/UN_connection.html

If you wonder how a former U.N. Leader felt about education for all global citizens, here’s a quote.

A former UN leader's words from years ago.
A former UN leader’s words from years ago.

FTF: ICYMI, CCSS’s “Present” to Special Needs

CCSS is NO gift to anyone!
CCSS is NO gift to anyone!

This is a re-post of Sunday’s Riddle Me This. It is SO important that we shine the light on CCSS in special needs that I felt this was worth the re-posting. I also know not as many of my followers were able to access this story due to my road trip.
My  fellow anti CCSS warriors, if you read this on Sunday, consider sharing it with someone in the warrior world against CC whom you know hasn’t read it. IF you didn’t get to access this on Sunday, I hope you will use the information to help raise as much awareness as possible. So many folks don’t really see how several groups (including Presence Learning seen above) are promoting CCSS for those with special needs. Today, as on Sunday, you’ll get an in-depth look at HOW ‘PL’ is selling school districts, families, and students on how ‘great’ Common Core can be for those with special needs.

Presence of Deceit:

I feel it’s important to point out that before we get too far into this company, we remember that CCSS is the absolute presence of deceit! Violating the U.S. Constitution, breaking laws of all sorts, AND being featured almost everywhere you turn. Not once, is anyone with a corporate logo willing to admit, all this is based on a false pretense; a lie; a disgrace. The CCSS serves no one well who’s not profiting. ESPECIALLY those who have needs outside the ‘norm’. For these students and teachers, CCSS is not only WRONG, it’s a crime that has gone unpunished.

Presence Learning:

In the screen shot below, note the ‘team’ members, notice their previous backgrounds as well. To see more about the ties that can alert you to more possible CC involvement, visit:
http://presencelearning.com/about/team/

Stanford Univ. got help from BOTH Carnegie AND  Gates for a CCSS Language Initiative.
Stanford Univ. got help from BOTH Carnegie AND Gates for a CCSS Language
Initiative.

Presence’s Involvement in CCSS:

It appears the involvement of Presence Learning with CCSS is quite extensive. When I conducted a general search on their website, I got 3 pages of results that in various ways draw the line between the Standards and this ‘leader’ in areas for special needs students. Here’s one paper that especially needs to be seen by us anti CCSS warriors. Why? Because instead of the standards meeting the student’s needs, the students are to do what’s needed to conform to the Standards’ needs. To be able to access the entire document, you have to subscribe to PL. Here’s the link: http://presencelearning.com/news/presencelearning-white-paper-examines-role-slps-helping-students-develop-foundational-skills-needed-meet-ccss-2/

Here’s a second paper you might find worth investigating. The description of the paper includes the following, “The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) English language arts (ELA) goal is for students to develop “communicative competence,” which is the students’ ability to express themselves through different words and text.” Here’s the link to download a copy this paper (which also covers SLPs and assessments): http://presencelearning.com/resources/library/the-core-of-the-common-core/

You’ll more than likely want to see the videos PL has of the success stories their CCSS aligned services and products has given students and their schools. http://presencelearning.com/resources/videos/  You’ll probably be interested to know that on PL’s product tour page, they have this to say, “Organizations such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), American Psychological Association, National Association of Social Workers, American Counseling Association, US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Mayo Clinic all recognize the effectiveness of online therapy, as do numerous research studies. Students who receive service through PresenceLearning perform the same or better than the national average in functional communication measures such as spoken language production, spoken language comprehension, and sound production. Students tend to meet their IEP goals 22% faster with PresenceLearning.” 

You will most definitely want to watch the 3 part video on how to write a CCSS aligned IEP!! Access the page full of indoctrination: http://presencelearning.com/sped-ahead-webinars/shift-happens-new-iep-language-for-a-common-core-world/

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About The Connections:

Earlier in my article I shared that the most common tie in PL team was Stanford University. Then I stated SU has been tied to CCSS. I think it only prudent to provide some proof for you.

Have you heard of the “Understanding Langue Initiative”? Stanford received help from both Carnegie AND Gates for this project. Carnegie’s Foundation gave $400,000 toward the Initiative (see: http://carnegie.org/grants/grants-database/  for June 2013) Gates’ Foundation has given Stanford several grants towards CCSS and/or related resources. While I couldn’t find a specific one for Understanding Language from June 2013, here’s the link to see all the funding GF has given Stanford. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database#q/k=Stanford%20University

Here’s the paper for the Initiative: 04-Van Lier Walqui Language and CCSS FINAL If you want the present day website, http://ell.stanford.edu/

Council of Chief State School Officers also was involved in the Understanding Language Initiative. See their  document link, 

http://www.ccsso.org/Resources/Publications/The_Common_Core_and_English_Language_Learners.html

Here’s what the CC website has in their ‘assets’ section, a paper on how to use CC with Special Needs students. application-to-students-with-disabilities

Counter that with this news article from 2014 about how damaging CC is for Special Needs.

http://national.deseretnews.com/article/1844/common-core-accused-of-leaving-special-needs-students-behind.html

Closing:

While we all know how dis-serving CC is to all, I find it especially grievous that our most unique and wonderful children are being subjected to this way of learning. I feel so much for the teachers who must jump through the CC hoops as they watch what happens to their lovely charges in the classroom.

In my mind, I find it truly ironic that one of the most outspoken critics of CCSS also is connected to Stanford. If only the rest of those involved in CC would take a queue from him. Thank you, Dr. MIlgram. I’m glad you’ve joined the thousands of others who are against the CC.

Thank you to ALL those with the heart and care for our students..future leaders and citizens, regardless of abilities. You are tremendous!