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Upcycling ‘Education’

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, Memorial Day Weekend is behind us. We’ve like to think the CCSS Machine’s overreaches in education are behind us, too. However, our 116th Congress has made it THEIR mission to undermine the Americans (in education, at least), yet again.

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It wasn’t enough they mocked us in the 115th Congress with bills which supposedly were to help education go back to the States, or back to the Moms and Dads.

No, the 116th has ‘upcycled’ 2 bills for ending the federal grasp on education.

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I imagine you are wondering what rock has hit me on the head. After all, isn’t ending the federal grasp on education what we’ve been fighting for? Dreaming of? Sure it is, HOWEVER, this bills are NO real solution. In fact, they BOTH extend the federal control!

Back during the 115th Congress I exposed how HR 899 and HR 1510 were NOT going to end Common Core or whatever it has been re-branded as in your State. Neither of these were going to end ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) or stop the high-stakes assessments. Neither was going to halt the student data rape or the teacher being free to teach as their students needed it.

Why were HR 899 and HR 1510 incapable of helping us as Anti Fed Warriors? The short answer: Neither repealed ESSA!

The longer answer: By closing the U.S. Dept. of Education BEFORE a full repeal of federal educratic laws like ESSA, the problems in federal overreaches are TRANSFERRED to OTHER Federal agencies and the status quo continues!

(Below was a screen image I made for the article laying out HOW the problems of federally led education were to be split up (transferred).)
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Warriors, I’ve stated this stark reality many times, both on air and here, on the blog. It’s not been taken very well. You must understand that the reality is based on research and the actual bills’ language NOT personal opinion or personal attacks against those who supported HR 899 or HR 1510

The same is true for the ‘upcycle’ versions of the 116th. HR 899 is STILL HR 899, HR 1510 is now HR 1930. While I did report on HR 899 earlier this year, I’ve not covered HR 1930.

The “New” Stuff:

For HR 899, here’s a screen shot from my Part Two of the “Prudence Files”:

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For HR 1930 (upcycled HR 1510):

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To see HR 1930, go here. The Anti Fed Ed Warrior question you should be asking of these co-sponsors and sponsor: Where in federal law OR found within the U.S. Constitution do you see shell games as legal, responsible, or, in need of taxpayer support?

Throwing Insult To Injury:

Warriors, as if the 116th’s Congressional insults, as to how intelligent we must be to miss their ‘upcycling’ the same agenda, we have the U.S. Census claiming some news about the effect of federal overreaches in education for Americans. The claim? How many of our tax payer dollars go towards American education.

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Warriors,
according to the article, the most spending is on teachers. The cost of per pupil spending is nearing $13,000.00 per child. Yet, we have more and more teachers and students in worse shape NOW than ever before! Why? The CCSS Machine is grinding them down to injurious levels!

With the next ‘big’ Census set for 2020, we need to be asking tough questions of Congress on the financial strategy they are supporting here. Given that the U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Home of the U.S. Census Bureau) is set to receive funding to implement FEPA (Foundation of Evidence-based Policy-making Act) data mining activities, we also need to ask how this will play out for our families, come Census taking time.

If you missed my article in late April 2019 about the redesigned Census, I urge you to look at how it will impact your schools and redistricting them, as well as the ultra-personal questions to be answered by American citizens.

If you’ve not seen or heard how the Census measures our schools, you’ll want to read this from their email delivery system. Warriors, it isn’t ‘pretty’.

*Anti Fed Ed Warrior question: How will the Census play into HR 899 and/or HR 1930? In all the transferring of U.S. Dept. of Education programs, funds, and, all related activities, waves of injurious level insults will be visited upon Americans.

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Closing:

Warriors, much is being used against us, as parents and taxpayers. More is being planned to harm our students of ALL ages, backgrounds, and, current school status.

We, however, have a choice: Do we accept bills like HR 899 and/or HR 1930 and HOPE we can see an end to the abuse OR do we demand Congress does a better job for We the People and repeal ALL federal education laws?

If Congress wants ‘new’ and ‘improved’ education, then they need to get out of the way. Upcycling worn out bills and CCSS agenda is a waste of our time and energy, as well as our taxpayer dollars.

It is OUR job to hold Congress accountable. It is their job to create laws which represent OUR will, not the CCSS Machine’s mantra.

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Otherwise, Congress members do not DESERVE to represent us. Remember THAT, my fellow Warriors, come election time.

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Warrior “One Liners”

Warriors Against Fed Ed, there’s been quite a bit of buzz over closing the U.S. Dept. of Education in ‘one’ big swoop (HR 899).

From an activist’s viewpoint, this has really troubled me, but not for the reasons which may immediately cross your mind. From a researcher’s vantage point, seeing the hype proves one thing, history is repeating itself once more in our War Vs. the Core

As a result, I have a great curiosity, as to will we, the Warriors for our Children, LET that history play out yet again, OR, will we take a page from the great battle plans of the past, and truly beat our opponent?

Did you know there’s another plan to gradually close the Dept. down? (HR 1510).
Note: Early next week, I’ll have an in-depth look at HR 1510.


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For the remainder of this article, I’m using one-liners to make the simple points of effective strategy. Join me, will you? After all, we are a team.

As ‘one-liners’, these PROPOSED Solutions SOUND great, don’t they?:

HR 899’s Title, “To Terminate the Department of Education.”
HR 1510’s Title, ” ‘‘States’ Education Reclamation Act of 2017’’

Warriors, how many times have we seen the titles of proposed solutions accomplish exactly the opposite? With or without citizen input, what have the results typically been?

How many MORE times are we going to give Congress the benefit of the doubt when it comes to what’s best for our students?!

I’ll counter BOTH those ‘solutions’ with the one liner from ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)… 

“Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014”

As in ‘ALL education’ (means what’s learned, what’s taught, and what’s measured/tested) ‘MUST align to WIOA’s standards’, NOT academic standards!

Remember, ESSA’s an ‘on-books-law’.

The only solution to solve ESSA is a totally legal repeal without having to create new legislation.

Warriors, By Congress using WIOA as a ‘one-liner’ in ESSA, WIOA’s woven into ESSA on purpose. It is there to align education with labor!

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Warriors, it’s STILL federal overreach! It won’t matter if U.S. Ed is closed, some other federal agency (agencies) will take over. That’s been a pre-planned process for quite some time.
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By WIOA being woven into ESSA,  that means US ED is woven into the U.S. Dept. of Labor!
There is NO proposed Bill to close US Labor..nor will there be!


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Here’s another ‘one liner’ to consider:
The Dept. of Health and Human Services!

Because ‘health’ in EVERY form is woven throughout ESSA, closing the US Ed down, shifts every bit of those programs and services right into the US Dept. of HHS’s lap!
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Warriors, in the recent Congressional Appropriations moves the U.S. Dept. of HHS was given the lion’s share of our tax dollars. US Labor was 2nd in line, and US Ed was last in line. In BOTH those Appropriations Bills, the grasp at educational alignment via mental health services was extremely evident. So was the massive amount of data mining.
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Again, NO Bill to remove the U.S. Dept. of  HHS exists, nor will it!
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IS there a one-liner solution which WILL work?

Yes, Warriors! Use the EXISTING legal statutes to TOTALLY Repeal ESSA and at the same time Restore FERPA!
President Trump needs to wipe out the Executive Order which gutted FERPA.

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This one-line solution will do TWO things almost immediately: a) roll back the illegally based ESSA; b) throw a monkey’s wrench in the data mining.


In other words, Warriors, this move will greatly reduced the U.S. Dept. of Education straight away. THEN, we can all move prudently to work towards TRUE local control in education; not see ALL the US Ed’s programs get scattered like a bunch of roaches when you walk into a room and turn the light on.

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By approaching ridding our nation of the US Ed in a responsible manner, we can ensure our children that their education can go back to academics and not be taken over by U.S. Dept. of Labor; we can assure them their education will cease to data mine their private information to be used against them by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

In our rush to do what’s best for our children, we need to step back this weekend and CAREFULLY considering WHAT IS BEST for the children will NOT be accomplished in ‘rip the band-aid off’ kind of way.

By taking a one sentence Bill and attaching a huge ‘to do’ list to it, are we REALLY considering all the ‘un-intended consequences’?

By taking another related bill where US ED is divided up into several pieces, are we honestly being pro-active in our moves?

To be honest, no.

Everything ‘We the People’ are doing to END the federal overreaches in education is REACTIVE at this point. All the laws have been passed to codify the overreaches, all the funds have been earmarked.

Warriors, we MUST really plot out effective battle plans against the CCSS Machine.

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The first step? It is a big one, either way. However, there are many other steps we need to look at: a) Repealing WIOA and re-writing it to EXCLUDE education at any level; b) Halting the re-writing of HEA (Higher Education Act) right now to ensure it remains free of the WIOA clauses; c) getting P3s out of education; d) getting educators and teachers back to their first love; e) seeing States cut the dependence to the federal government’s pocketbook; and f) cutting ALL ties with the UN (United Nations).

By doing all these steps IN ORDER, we can really make use of the exit from UNESCO. (It is our membership with the UN/UNESCO which helped the CCSS Machine move so far along in reforming education in the first place, Warriors.)

If we DO NOT do things in a proper step way, Warriors, the exit from UNESCO will be as effective as a screen door on a submarine.

Let’s make sure this one-liner is NOT our destiny in this War Vs the Core:

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