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Striking Freedom?!

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, with the dedicated shift in American education AWAY from academics and TOWARD workforce alignment, have you ever wondered about all those plentiful jobs out there? Where IS ‘there’, anyway? What proof do we have that there truly are so many more jobs than people? Why aren’t we seeing these jobs in our backyards?

Supposedly, America’s doing SO well economically and labor wise. The CCSS Machine has worked overtime to strike a tone of ‘freedom’ and ‘booming bank accounts’. Trouble is, those bank accounts are NOT yours and mine. They aren’t even our children’s, neighbor’s, or, friends. Those booming bank accounts are the CCSS Machine’s corporate minions. From DC, you’ll hear the strike of ‘freedom’ described as a ‘vibrant economy’.
Again, the vibrancy ISN’T for us, it’s for ‘the greater good’ and unimportant national standings.

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Why would I say ‘unimportant’? Because when it comes to importance, people; their lives, liberty, and freedoms are FAR more important than how fantastic your nation looks on paper.

For the rest of today’s article, we’ll see if we can find some answers to all these questions.

Below is an older visual I created to show that no matter what ‘freedom’ and ‘economic greatness’ is being reported/promoted, this is the reality striking us all:

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“Outsource, Insource; Upwork, Downwork”:

Warriors, recently I was made aware of an on-line company (Onlinejobs.ph)
offering cheap labor.onlineph


The slick and quick ad stated that if you’re too busy but have lots of stuff to do, simply hire an on-line PA (personal assistant). Sounds great, right?! I mean, c’mon, how many times have you or I felt we were too busy and needed extra help?! There are some catches, however.
First, the pay mentioned in the ad. A measly $3.00 per hour. Secondly, the extra help is located in the Philippines. So, naturally, whatever ‘stuff’ you have which requires extra help will need to be digital. This means data trails. Trails which can be hacked and tracked. (*Note: to see all the facts you see called out in the visual above, click on each of the tabs when visiting the main website.)

Is this type of virtual employment new? Hardly. Called “Upwork” back in the 1990s, it’s been re-branded ‘virtual assistant’. To be even more insulting, try the ‘personal virtual assistant’ or ‘outsourced employment’.


How does all this play into the ESSA mandates for education? The CTE (Career Tech Education), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math), and, CBE (Competency Based Education, also known as Outcome Based Education).


If you’ve heard of ‘coding’ in education, you’ve hit the nail on the head. This direct assault on our classrooms is grooming our kids to be poorly paid minions for others, not free thinking, independent Americans! Cybersecurity is also a ‘coding’ job many are being groomed for, both in public K-12 systems, as well as community college courses, dual enrollment, and hybrid classes. 

The bottom line is that all this type of outsourcing, on-line virtual garbage is this:
We ARE Human Capital, not respected human beings!!

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How the Initiative behind all that Common Core encompasses SEES your students like this.

Related:

1) To see the ‘comprehensive’ pay scale for the Philippines and virtual assisting jobs, go here.
2) To see a comparison chart for Upwork vs Onlinejobs.ph, visit this site.
3) The IRS isn’t happy about tax-free employment, virtual assisting.
4) On-line jobs in the US, look here.
5) The Philippines is a UN (United Nations) member-state nation. As such, all the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) will be in place. Just like in America. SDG #8 is ‘Decent Work for All’. If you go back and look at the Onlinejobs.ph site, under the “education” tab, look at the way the Filipino citizens are described. Will our citizens be described like this in the future?!

Closing:

Warriors, how do we fight back? We must repeal ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)! We must repeal WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)! We must halt the re-authorization of the HEA (Higher Education Act).

How do we do that? Remembering We the People far outnumber our DC Administration. As that reality is brought out, use it to protest, petition, and, revolt against this overreach which not only is conditioning us to be totally government dependent, but pin our kids down to mindless jobs.

We need to follow full repeals with carefully planned extractions of ALL unconstitutional agencies in DC. The U.S. Dept. of Education is only ONE of them, not the ONLY one. The others INCLUDE the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services as well as the U.S. Dept. of Labor!

(*Note: no mergers have taken place, officially, but by merging and not extracting unconstitutional agencies will only extend the overreaches.)

Warriors, all 3 of these (Ed, HHS, Labor) were given HUGE power increases in ESSA for one reason: grooming students for human capital. A commodity to be bought and sold; controlled and dependent. This is NOT the future we want for our children, or our nation!

Take it back, Warriors!!

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The HC Plans

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, yesterday, I showed you how S 406 (Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act) is being fast-tracked. The article laid out for you the links between education and labor; how cybersecurity is to be increased, not only in education, but all across America. The article also showed you the federal and global co-operation where education and labor are concerned.

Below, is an old screen shot I created back from our campaign to stop the confirmation of Dr. King as U.S. Sec. of Education. Under DeVos (as Ed Sec.), all these are not only still in place, but have been increased. Especially STEM and STEAM.

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Cybersecurity is not all about protecting We the People from the hackers and whackers out there. Cybersecurity tracks all we do, on-line and, we’re finding it off-line, too.

In education, cybersecurity is passed off as ‘coding’. In the early grade levels (remember, coding is available to ALL education choices) coding is called ‘fun and games’.

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Where will cybersecurity ‘pop up’ in education and labor? STEM, STEAM, CTE, and CCR. All these connect to CCSS, too.

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, not only will be tracked by ‘human capital police’, we’re going to see their training embedded in PreK to adult education.

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The 116th HC Plans:

Warriors, not only do we have S 406, but there’s HR 1592. HR 1592 directs Sec. DeVos to create a pilot program for cybersecurity education. There are other related bills from both Chambers, but we’ll start with HR 1592. Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act is HR 1592’s title.

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Warriors, the supposed benefits of HR 1592:
a) Credentialed and employable US citizens
b) Improved infrastructure in the US (ties back to the Patriot Act)
c) CTE (Career Tech Education) cybersecurity will promote diversity in the workplace
d) Competitive grants will be used to promote regionalism
e) Ties back to ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 aka ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, 2015)
f) Tracks which students get credentialed
g) Gives Sec. DeVos $10 million dollars in all for the pilot creation and competitive grants
h) Opens the partnerships up to ‘alternative stakeholders’
i) Must meet ‘in demand’ and economic trends
j) Uses work-based learning (aka apprenticeships) Ties to WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) and the HEA (Higher Education Act) Both WIOA and HEA were embedded in ESSA’s language.
k) Targets special sub-groups of the population for workforce needs

Currently, HR 1592 is in the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee.

If you’d like to read Rep. Langevine’s Press Release on the Executive Order by President Trump on the cybersecurity workforce needs, go here. In his release, Langevine promotes HR 1592.

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That EO (Executive Order) Rep. Langevine referred to? That’s EO 13800, issued in 2017.

EO 13800 called for every federal agency (which included the U.S. Dept. of Education) to comply with the framework for cybersecurity. The EO also called for increased workforce development of cybersecurity.

EO 13859 (Feb. 2019) called for increased workforce development of AI (artificial intelligence) which relates to cybersecurity.

What about the ties all this will have to not only S 406, but the Education and Information Exchange Act (both were discussed in yesterday’s article)?

The President issued a Proclamation on “World Intellectual Property Day” (May 2, 2019). In that Proclamation (#9865) the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) was a key piece in intellectual property (personal private information) rights.

Warriors, the cybersecurity directly relates to all this. Also, think about the global data tracking and trails which have also been discussed in yesterday’s article and other previously published research of mine.

As far as USMCA in education, that’s a huge problem in data collection/sharing!
Back in Nov. 2018, before Congress voted on USMCA, I showed you how it would embed everything the UN (United Nations) needed for the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) to thrive in the US.

Since the vote for USMCA went through, I’ve shown you other ways USMCA is not our friend.

As I pointed out yesterday, cybersecurity unites SDGs #4 and #8 (education/decent work).

Related Resources:

1) If you missed my review of how President Trump is ‘helping’ education in the light of the upcoming 2020 Presidential race, I urge you to read this. He has not lessened the federal overreaches, nor the global ones. He has helped increase them. 


2) If you think all this cybersecurity won’t impact FEPA (Foundations for Evidence-based Policy-making), I urge you to read this. FEPA was signed into law even though much push-back was given by We the Poeple.

3) Use www.congress.gov to look up the bills related in topic to data mining, STEM/STEAM, CTE, and, cybersecurity.

For example, these bills are of big concern:

House Bills:
HR 1591 (Targets girls and underrepresented students for more STEM; amends ESSA for funding streams to increase technology); HR 1672 (Amends HEA for freedom of expression); HR 1634 (Amends WIOA for more Youth Corps) HR 1635 (Community based jobs); HR 1571 (Creates fed/State partnership, amends HEA for DREAMers); HR 1565 (Creates a new higher ed data tracking system); HR 1519 (Increases culture exchanges); House Resolution 169 (calls for increase in STEAM education); HR 1637 (Allows high schools to be come voter registration locations); HR 1652 (Improves Veteran education grants); HR 1676 (Increases STEAM and amends ESSA); HR 1678 (Creates a Task Force in the US Dept of Ed); HR 1662 (Creates a pilot program under U.S. Dept. of Ed for high tech to assist families of special needs students); HR 1688 (Fulfills federal mandates for Native American education); and, HR 1485 (Authorizes U.S. Dept. of Education to create more PreK-12th computer science).

Senate Bills:
S 1292 (Amends HEA and will use data for student loans); S 1299 (Amends ESSA for more STEM); S 1221 (Amends HEA to create innovation zones); S 1072 (Amends HEA for Pell Grants to go for job training); S 1074 (Reinstates Pell Grants for prisoners); S 1157 (Amends both HEA and ESSA); S 1119 (School lunches/anti bully); S 1168 (Amends HEA for increased religious groups access); S 1176 (Amends HEA for disabled students); S 1198 (Increases U.S. Dept. of Ed’s study abroad programming for global competency); S 1172 (Amends ESSA/IDEA for fully funded Part A of Title One); S 1153 (Makes unauthorized education data access a crime (certain types of ed data)); S 1204 (Expands the U.S. Dept of Ed and implants mental health in higher education); S 1175 (Amends HEA in technical information); S 1117 (Amends HEA and creates Career Pathways Grants); S 1203 and S 1219 Amend HEA; and, S 1137 (streamlines education/job training for environmental health workforce).

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It’s called represent ‘We the People’, not Yourself, the “sold out”!

Closing:

Warriors, we MUST be pro-active in seeing where Congress is steering our nation. So far, it’s not in any direction we ever desired. the “HC” Plans (Human Capital Plans) are wretched and MUST be stopped!

For my next article, I’ll be focusing on the federal overreaches in education where mental health is concerned to honor May as “Mental Health Awareness” Month.

Will ‘They’ Live On?

It’s hard to believe we’re coming up on the 3rd anniversary of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), isn’t it.

Has much changed, my Anti Fed Ed Warriors, as far as the educratic overreaches? The honest truth: No.

We were promised those federal overreaches would be gone and in their place, real local voices and true local control. Again, the honest truth: hasn’t happened. Neither Congress OR the U.S. Dept. of Education has removed ‘fed ed strings’ (aka ‘fed ed money’)
I don’t know about you, Warriors, but I’ve met used car salesmen with more honesty than the ESSA sales pitch we got in 2015 or in every sales pitch since.

Will the 116th Congress be any different? No. That session, set to begin 1/3/19 and expire 1/3/21 appears to be JUST as educratically filled with BS than previous ones.

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(By the way, DeVos’s 2018 tour was titled “Rethink School”. It was a carry over of 2017’s tour. At least those Secretaries before her had some originality. All lies, but still..)

Warriors, when the 116th Congress is sworn in, the Education and Workforce Committee will shift from Rep. Virginia Foxx’s CCSS/CTE Machine alignment to (more than likely) Rep. Bobby Scott’s CCSS/CTE Machine alignment.

Over in the Senate, the HELP (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) Committee will shift from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s CCSS/CTE Machine alignment to that of Sen. Patty Murray’s alignment (more than likely).

However, bear in mind that BOTH Alexander and Foxx will not be ranking members of the minority party. So, in essence, the Republicans and Democrats have merely swapped places in power, NOT dedicated themselves to righting the wrongs committed against our nation, especially in education.

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As we know, the Democrats and Republicans will be split in the 116th, as far as power. However, as we’ve seen the political party doesn’t matter when it comes to educratic overreach. One is JUST as responsible as the other and NEITHER has repealed or recalled ANY of the other’s damage in education!!

Oh, and all the OTHER Congressional Committees? Will they overreach into education? Sure! They already have, so why stop now? Look above at the red font: “Educrats have NO business overseeing education and labor!”

Warriors, regardless if it’s the House or Senate, Republican or Democrat; education and labor have been purposefully embedded together in ESSA, in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), HEA (Higher Education Act), and countless others.


The CCSS Machine calls the intersection two things:
1) College/Career Ready (education aligned to workforce)
2) Human Capital (people)

 

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So DO the other Congressional Committees intersect education and labor? Certainly, in one way or many, it all interconnects. As we see above, the CCSS Machine sees it and Congress enacts it. Which is WHY we MUST be ready to fight back in 2019.

Why? Only one federal education law has yet to be re-authorized and when it is, it’ll complete the birth to death (aka ‘cradle to grave’) workforce prep the CCSS Machine needs. Know as HEA in the past, the 115th Congress gave it new names (just like ESEA* got a new name with ESSA). *Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

The House’s new name? The PROSPER Act. (HR 4508)
The Senate’s? Higher Innovation Education Act. (S 615)

Now, Warriors, there are several other House Bills and Senate Bills which seek to amend the HEA. But remember, every single one of them will expire Jan. 3rd, 2019 just as the new Congress is sworn in. Does that mean PROSPER and HIEA will disappear? Will all those other HEA amendment Bills disappear, too?

No, they’ll have to ‘die’ as 115th’s work and then be ‘reborn’ as 116th’s work. Think of it as the cockroach you can’t kill. It keeps coming back. It’s an old Congressional trick I’ve seen used many times in research. The agenda just keeps grinding on.

From one Session to another.

However, we AREN’T powerless to let this continue, Warriors!

This isn’t the December greeting you were expecting, but it’s high time we realize that WE the People do NOT have to allow Congress to keep the CCSS Machine supplied with legislation to rubber stamp the ruinous impacts of turning academics into workforce training. It’s WE the People who cannot allow Congress to continue to let illegally based federal departments dictate how we, as a free people will be conformed.

We also need to remember that our current President and his advisors are pushing the ‘workforce development’ like it’s the latest greatest invention and MUST be 100% accepted, no holds barred. As I’ve said before, “There’s only ONE Savior in life and it’s NOT workforce based education!”

How are they pushing it? President Trump just attending the G20 Summit in Argentina, mere months after Betsy DeVos’s G20 Summit trip.

As I reported to you at DeVos’s meeting, she signed a pledge on behalf of us taxpayers to commit US education to be streamlined for workforce prep. Ivanka Trump has been her partner in crime (quite literally when you factor in how the U. S. Dept. of Education is) on shoving workforce aligned education at us, especially for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

The trade agreement the President just signed (the NAFTA replacement, USMCA) will also play into streamlined workforce education. I reported on that in November 2018. The irony of the USMCA? Congress will have to vote on it..in after January 2019.

Also damning our educational system is more U.S. Dept. of Education activity to shove workforce aligned education down our throats. Recently, the MOU (memorandum of understanding) with the Swiss. How is the push being played out? Apprenticeships (which impact all ages and all school choices). Back in August 2018, I revealed to you how the President’s signing into law a Bill which increased apprenticeships (along with Executive Orders) was, in fact a death knell for our nation.

As I’ve shared with you before the EU (European Union) is hell-bent on globalized workforce aligned education. Just like the G20…and the United Nations (where all the globalized workforce shift away from academics is spear-headed).

Closing:

Warriors, we MUST see the writing on the wall..it’s in our faces! WE must STOP Congress in 2019! We don’t need any Trump family member pushing the USA further down the globalization river.

We can’t allow ANY ‘powers that be’ to ignore us and help the CCSS Machine push us into the river of indoctrination of workforce alignment. It kills freedom, it kills our citizens. The price is too hefty, too unjust, and too toxic to everything America was created to be.

So, Warriors, what seeds of tyranny will we snuff out in 2019?!

 

 

Under Our Noses

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it hundreds of times that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) is a coined acronym in use to deceive us all.
Yes, I know, I’ve heard it before, “But, Lynne we’ve always had science and math. We’ve had engineering in the past and technology, too.”
HOWEVER, Warriors, the deception is that by creating an acronym with things we are familiar with, the agenda is easier to be implemented.

What do I mean? A few years ago, I wrote an article showing you how the NSF, National Science Foundation (a government funded agency of the USA), was tasked to come up with a marketing tool to ‘win’ the nation over with.

WHY? Evidence suggests their ties with the UN (United Nations). More to the point the UN’s damnable SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). STEM was (and is) the vehicle to change the course of education. At least according to the UN SDG Toolkit (created here in America). (*Note: you can access and read the Toolkit for yourselves. Look for the link under the Paragraph “From 2002”. The sentence beginning with “Tool Kit” is where you’ll find the document.)

THEN, once the acronym was selected, the President (Obama) had to be influenced. I also revealed HOW he was influenced (a PCAST Report).  (*Note: when you go back and read the embedded links, you’ll notice that the Presidential influence began well before President Obama, especially in regards to the NSF.)

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So, what WAS the agenda and does it still survive under our current President?

Agenda: STEM ushered in about the same time as Common Core, so no one would notice. Use STEM to create a STEM people with a STEM education for STEM jobs and a STEM economy. In other words more mastery based education, or as it’s been sold to us, competency based education (CBE). Why CBE? Skilled workers. Skilled in STEM, that is.

Is the Agenda surviving? Absolutely! In fact, President Trump is a huge supporter of STEM because it means jobs. As we know, jobs means economy.

However, Warriors, the STEM economy is NOT for America, it’s for the global good and their economy.

U.S. Sec. DeVos has done an outstanding’ job of promoting STEM, too. Since STEM is global and she has seen it as her duty to sell our nation out to global mastery based education, you can be assured STEM will be popping up in current proposed DC legislation.

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STEM In Legislation for 2018 And Beyond:

Warriors, right now, we are nearing the end of Fiscal 2018. On October 1, 2018, our government begins FY 2019.Currently,  STEM is woven into several of the FY 2019 Budget Bills. I shared with you, back in August, several of the ways in which, not only STEM would live on, but the top-down educratic control.

The biggest ways STEM will survive, as well as the educratic control are apprenticeships, CTE (Career Tech Education), College/Career Readiness, and P3s (public private partnerships).

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STEM’s P3 Legislation:

Warriors, if you’ve not seen what a STEM P3 would look like, consider NASA.

More recently, there’s been concocted a lesser known legislative bill.
It’s HR 5119, simply titled The P3 Act. This Act was introduced back in February 2018 and hasn’t seen much action (if any) since then. However, what the Bill contains cannot be acted upon until there’s the money to bring its agenda to fruition!

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ICYMI: The researched evidence behind the Harvard/Pearson project turned educratic overreach. You can also learn more from this archived article.

So what does the P3 Act stand for, Warriors? After all, every DC Bill has some sort of acronym to it. “P3” in this instance stands for  ‘‘Partnerships for Progress and Prosperity Act’’. It’s a fancy way to ‘dress up’ the regular P3 meaning (public private partnership). The Bill has one sponsor and 5 co-sponsors and is currently in the U.S. House of Representative’s Education and Workforce Committee. Rep. Bill Foster from IL is the sponsor. If you look at Foster’s campaign donations the U.S. Dept. of Energy contributed the most money. If you look at the committees Foster serves the nation in, Energy in among them.
(*Note: in 2017, in Foster’s district, Joliet Junior College received a NSF Grant for STEM.)

Here’s how the P3s will play into STEM and ‘education’:
1) Requires the U.S. Dept. of Ed to award grants to LEAs (Local Education Agencies) for STEM, exclusively.
2) The grants MUST be used in the following ways:
a) to improve education in K-12 and higher education institutions
b) every awardee is required to  partner with a STEM business or employer
c) internships and apprenticeships are mandated to be included
d) development of STEM curricula and metrics
e) dual credit courses are mandated
f) tutoring/mentoring in STEM, especially for underrepresented student groups
g) STEM activities and events outside the schools and in the communities are mandated for teachers and students
h) after-school STEM and summer STEM programs
i) purchase of STEM resources for STEM instruction

The U.S. Dept of Education (in these STEM grants) will pay special attention to any LEA who promotes STEM for students/teachers; uses tech based content; pairs mentors/tutors with students struggling to meet STEM benchmarks; and/or targets low-cost or free lunch eligible students.

One last mandate from the P3 Act for STEM: all grant award ‘winners’ MUST match 50 % of their award. The fifty percent must be non-federal funds and can be in cash or ‘in kind’ (which means any type of support in exchange for work or other services like free food or free housing.
(*Note: cash received in this manner is non-taxable. In kind can be claimed as a tax write off by the giver, but not the receiver unless otherwise advised.)

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Warriors, when you read this 8 page Bill (HR 5119), you’ll see the familiar educratic buzzwords/phrases like ‘rigorous’, ‘evidence based’, ‘engagement’ (especially in the classroom), and my personal ‘favorite’: “high quality research”. Now the irony of this entire Bill is that is based of RECOMMENDATIONS, not objective facts.

The Bill also cites the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment), which is geared for not only CCR (College/Career Readiness) aka: Common Core, but the OECD’s (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) workforce based global system of CBE (Competency Based Education).

OECD is where the horrible label of ‘human capital’ comes from.

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How the Initiative behind all that Common Core encompasses SEES us.

Related Archives:

STEM In The U.S. State Department:
ICYMI: How the State Dept. has become a STEM disciple for targeting women. You’ll see UNESCO involved as well.  Included will be both NASA and NSF, too.

STEM In Other U.S. Agencies/Departments:
ICYMI: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and others are STEM disciples, too. (*Note: The State Dept. and all the agencies mentioned were/are CCSS Machine member groups, too.)

Closing:

Warriors, if ever there’s a time to be bucking the system it’s now. Those chilling words (at least to me) about the STEM people for a STEM nation are playing out right under our noses. Are we so stuffed with compliance and apathy, we don’t smell the stench of agenda? The agenda TAKES our freedom! The agenda erodes our education! formerusa

If Agenda Could “Talk”

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, you know I’m consistently sharing fact based evidence and resources for you to read, dissect, share, and use. From time to time, here on my blog, I’ve taken the liberty to give my opinion. Sometimes, I’ve even gotten creative and shared my thoughts in how the CCSS Machine is ruining us all.

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Yes, it’s summer, this usually means some of us, as Warriors, are a bit more relaxed in the War Vs the Core.
However, I’m not one of those who does this.  I’ve given you truth upon truth about the agenda which seeks to take ALL students, regardless of age, where they have learned their education, and turn them into globally competent workers.

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I know the truth is working, Warriors.

However, it’s not enough. At least from what I see.

So, today, I’ve taken a fictitious stab at ‘exposing’ the agenda among us. Like a picture’s impact which replaces a 1,000 words; fictitious tales can stick with us and impress our actions/reactions.
Think about how many of us still remember Orwell’s “1984”, or the “Jungle” by Sinclair. Most of us know Shakespeare’s words are still used among our language even today.

Fiction has often been used as a way to point out distress in relationships, reveal truths about misuse of government, and, so on.

 

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Like roses turned black, is CCSS’s ‘hand’ in our lives.

 

I’ll warn you, the fictitious letter below, is ‘dark’ in nature. It’s supposed to be. It was inspired by a recent article featured on the KiddyFirst (UK based) article by Dr. Athena Staik.

Her letter is even darker than mine, but it’s about narcissism, not education. I encourage you to read her letter at some point.

The crossover to education really wasn’t that hard to come up with. If you’re not familiar with a narcissist, they can manipulative, an egotist, self-centered, or self-obsessed. As such, we find the CCSS Machine and all its member groups and disciples.

For context, the letter is penned by what I imagine as the workforce based agenda sounding like, as a person. It’s written by ‘him/her’ to all students and teachers in America.

As we know the workforce training agenda respects NO school choice or American citizen. It’s after us all.

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“Dear Student/Teacher,

If I had to ‘come clean’ with you about my ‘end game’, it would be that you exist for ME. That’s my entire point in steering your devotion to what you think is ‘academic learning’.

I steer you away from your useless imagination, where you’re going those thoughts are petty. When my game is complete, your every thought will be centered on one thing:

          SURVIVAL

My life’s mission is simply this: manipulating you into complete submission. Every time you hear ‘human capital’, that means my plans are working seamlessly. I make you work harder in ALL your school work. The harder you strive, the more I move the mark so you’ll never be truly successful. The more tests and assessments you take or receive makes you more enslaved to me. The more you fail, the stronger my grasp on you becomes.

                                     YOUR EXISTENCE FEEDS MY HUNGER FOR PROFITS

Your joy means NOTHING to me. Your ability to do as you’re told is all I need to support my peace of mind. My plans for you are this:
 CAN YOU TURN A SCREW? WILL YOU MARCH IN STEP?

Your ‘need’ for math, doesn’t matter. How well you know the periodic table means ‘zilch’. I have complete power over your life every day. I don’t mind if you feel like a ‘cog’. I don’t need you to feel happy.
I crush your innocence under my every step. Your love of American history or fondness for classic literature disgusts me. My power is to train you to fill my chests with gold. I am SUPERIOR to you. I deserve all the GLORY in your demise. YOU are MY possession.

SEEING YOU DEPRIVED OF ACADEMICS FUELS MY PLEASURE

Every time you earn another digital badge, mark off another credential; you’re proving your real worth: WORKFORCE TRAINED MINION.

Those credits you think will be your ‘free ticket’ to personal success?! Hardly worth my energy. I hang these, along with other such trinkets, around my neck. These are trophies to me, of your childhood lost. These are the baubles to show my power of undermining teachers; as well as proof the global economy increases every second.

Yes, MY student/teacher, you ARE my minion. I will keep you on the ‘cradle to grave’ treadmill for the rest of your lives.

Remember, I said, ‘IF I were to come clean’. However, I have no intention of every revealing this to anyone. I will deny every word of this letter, if pressed. I will never stoop to the level of ‘loving you’. I am incapable of love. Where you will end up, love won’t be necessary.”

Your master,

Workforce Education, aka:
Career Tech Education
Career  Pathways/Clusters/Tracks
STEM/STEAM
Apprenticeships
Learn to Earn
Trade Schools (for profit and not for profit)
Competency Based Education
Future Ready
21st Century Ready
College/Career/Life Ready
Choice Ready

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