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“A-hunting We Will Go”

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, do you remember learning the old English children’s rhyme “A Hunting We Will Go?” It was a fun song to sing along to. Maybe you taught your children this song.

I had forgotten the song until I saw an early January press release by the Committee on Education and Labor Republicans.

(*Note: The U.S. House Committee was formerly known as U.S. House Committee on Education and Workforce, but has been renamed U.S. House Education and Labor Committee. We’ll look at more in-depth at this change and what else it means in a bit.)

What in the world would the Ed/Labor Committee do to remind me of children’s songs?
Look below:




Since the 116th Congressional Session has begun. Rep. Foxx is no longer chair women. She is the Senior most Republican, though.

That’s right, Warriors, Preschool Development Birth through 5 grants.
What will these grants do? Foxx’s statement shared this, ”
“These preschool development grants are an important step in empowering communities to serve children and families more effectively and efficiently. “
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Warriors, if you’ve followed me long, you know I’ve covered Foxx’s selling out our nation to the CCSS Machine and the globally aligned workforce education. She has worked hard to help establish this. The new Democratic leader, Rep. Bobby Scott, will be no different.
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From the information I can locate on the Dept. of Health and Human Services website about the Grants, 45 were awarded.
One went to the U.S. Virgin Islands (via Health and Human Services) and one went to the District of Columbia (via the Education Office).
The rest were given to 43 States. Four grants (WA, NY, NM, and NJ) will find their Preschool Grants in their respective Depts of Children and Family Services.
The next group (7) can find their Preschool Grants in their Health and Human Services Depts. These are RI, NC, NE, MT, HI, CO, and AR.
Following these groups, the next will be 15 State Depts. of Education. (VA, TX, OR, ND, NV, MN, MI, MD, ME, LA, KS, FL, DE, CA, and AZ.
The largest group (17 States) will find Preschool Grants in various Depts or Offices.
UT’s is in Workforce Services
VT’s is in the State; PA and KY’s were awarded to their Commonwealths
SC’s is in Social Services; IN’s Family and Social Services received the Grant
OK’s grant went to the Partnership for School Readiness Foundation, Inc.
OH’s Preschool funds will be in the Job and Family Services Dept.
NH is the only State where the Preschool Grant was awarded to the University (of NH)
MS’s grant went to the Community College Board
MA’s went to the Executive Office of Education
IA’s will be in the Dept. of Management
IL’s went to the Governor’s Office
GA’s Dept of Early Care and Learning; CT’s Office of Early Childhood; AK’s Dept of Education and Early Development; and AL’s Dept of Early Childhood Education will be where their Grants are

These Grants began 12/31/18 and will end 12/30/19. Each Grant Award can be re-applied for by the end of 2019.


Warriors, let’s take into consideration that many of the community wide services akin to birth through age 5 are part of government programs/initiatives and as such, have funds attached to them.

Sadly, with those funds, come data strings which are attached to each child and family partaking of the services. While this doesn’t SOUND bad, it is very bad.

Life-long data tracking is a part of globalism where you are constantly monitored.
Since many of these services attach to your child’s health, this should be VERY concerning.
Also, because much of this is being accomplished through education, bear in mind that due to the nature of schools, your child’s privacy is at its WEAKEST in school.

While the government run schools (as well as those which receive government) funds are to uphold the U.S. Constitution, the privacy issue is a mixed bag. The Fourth Amendment ALLUDES to privacy rights, but doesn’t state your private personal data is protected.

However, take into consideration that FEPA’s (Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act) passage by the President, actually erodes our 4th Amendment. How? “Unintended consequences” in data mining (aka: data rape). Think what this means for your children. 

**Then, factor in that some States, like OR, are now ‘willing’ to universally conduct in-home visits to check early childhood education/care. Warriors, go back up and look where OR’s PreK Development Grant is, their State Dept. of Education. 


**Just released from NC, a subjective early childhood care/education study was released. The Raleigh News and Observer ran an opinion article about the study. The N & O (as it’s known) is a liberal, left-leaning media source. The professor who wrote this opinion has some very misleading things to say. Read it for yourselves. Why? There are items of truth omitted which the average reader will never know. Below, I’ve provided a basic list of what was left out.

1) The professor conveniently left out that the children MUST take an intrusive data mining assessment just to enter Kindergarten!

2) He left out how Smart Start uses it’s Early Learning Head Start grants for Kindergartner readiness, in home visits and more parent nanny state activities.

Warriors, it is Early Smart Start and its related programs which usher in those in-home visits. What does this have to the with ESSA and/or FEPA? ESSA’s recalculations of Title One funding and the massive increase in power given to the U. S. Dept. of Health and Human Services; FEPA’s need for ‘evidence’ (aka data) to pigeon hole every family into government entitlement programs.

**We also need to remember that ESSA has at least 2 sections of mandates and requirements for Family Engagement. How better to ‘engage’ a family than to basically take control of the babies?!

Ties to More Than We Realize:

Warriors, the professor chosen to write the article is a Pritzker Professor of Public Policy at Duke University. Duke is hardly lily white and purely driven when it comes to our children’s education. However, that’s not our concern at the moment. What is is WHAT is a Pritzker Professor of Public Policy? A professor with tenure and a leading scholar on Early Childhood Ed).
If you wish to see how these scholars are chosen, here are the requirements.
Pritzker Foundation is based out of Chicago, IL and has national influence on early education, health care, and other such. They are more concerned with Return on Investment than actual quality of life, but their spin says they care and have for over 20 years.
J.B. Pritzker is IL’s new Governor. J.B. is one of the family members named in the Foundation.
Here are Gov. Pritzker’s agenda items for education/child care. While this appears to be for IL only, look at the national influence topics again.
Link: 
Why would Pritzker choose Duke to bestow funds to? It’s J.B.’s alma mater.
(Supposedly J.B. is the second most wealthy politician as well as the richest governor is the nation. He’s got ties to Hilliary Clinton, and ChicagoNEXT group, a global tech hub. With the (United Nations) UN’s push for Smart Cities, Chicago is already knee-deep in the alignment. Global tech=global data..data harvested from early learners is included.)ChicagoNEXT is a P3 (public private partnership) and works in tandem with Rahm Emanuel.

Pritzker joined Bill Gates and several other CCSS Machine foundations to create the First Five Years Fund.
 I wrote about the First 5 Years Fund in two articles, 2016:
a) While this one has some NC information, I have it geared more for national use. The First Five information is directly below the comparison of (then 3 bills).

b) This one gave Warriors an excellent way to track the early learning alignment in their area by using the town I live in. You’ll see First Five Year and ESSA are directly linked.

Pritzker also partnered with Goldman Sachs (a huge UN supporter/partner and CCSS Machine member group) to create an early learning social impact bond (SIB).
If you wish to see the Pritzker Foundation’s Childhood website, go here.
******Warriors, then scroll up and see where IL’s Preschool Development Grant landed..the Governor’s Office!!!

SIBs are tools being used by globalists to align communities for not only agenda, but data rape. This Pritzer/Sachs SIB was in Utah, 2013.



Fast forward to 2019, and in-home visits in UT are already in full swing. There’s even an entire Dept. for them. I’m linking you to their “Resources” page so you can see the customized cell phone based educational items being sent to babies. From this page, you can easily access the home page. 

Warriors, you also may find it helpful to see the ‘fact sheet’ on in-home visits and ‘family engagement’ from ESSA. The CCSS Machine group, civilrights.org created this back in 2016. (*Note: every State must show evidence of family engagement, including in-home visits. Depending on the situation, funds may be Title One, HHS, or funds from ESSA’s mandate for school turnarounds.)

The danger is these visits are ‘universal’ in nature, so no child is will be left out.


To access the Zero to Three articles I’ve published, go here. Where you’ll find the most ‘damage’ to families, is the overreach into family health care at school. Below is a screen shot related to Zero to Three.


Closing:

Warriors
, if ever there was evidence Lamar Alexander’s words about grabbing our babies has come  upon us, it IS now. As I pointed out in the “Consequences” article, ANY law which violates our U.S. Constitution does not and should not be followed. ESSA, and now, FEPA are two such ‘laws’. 



 

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Tech Thursday: CCSS, Worthy of the Folly of Shame

We know, by research, that Common Core is a BIG mistake from its inception to implementation. However, based on evidence (not my opinion), I’ll share today WHY Common Core deserves to be inducted into a Folly of Shame Club. (Prov. 26:11 states that fools who repeat folly are like dogs which return to their vomit./Joseph Conrad stated, “Let a fool be made serviceable according to his own folly.”)

Today's Folly of Shame 'winner' is the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) for their college, career, and citizen ready (CCCR) via Common Core Standards activities.
Today’s Folly of Shame ‘winner’ is the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) for their college, career, and citizen ready (CCCR) via Common Core Standards activities.

The Fools: CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers)

Let us count their follies, shall we? One for half copyright owner of the CCSS (Common Core State Standards).
One for participating against our U.S. Constitution for helping create the CCSS. One for meddling in education and forcing an un-American agenda on innocent people. One for stacking the deck of what is being sold as ‘educational research’ with ONLY pro-CCSS groups. One for assuring all this by impacting legislation across the nation. One for selling lies as truth to those who run the schools at the LOCAL capacity. One for encouraging data mining, global readiness, and workforces as ‘human capital’ (aka: ‘talent supply). One for pushing over assessing students and creating a falseness surrounding a skills gap that’s pretty dire. Okay, I count 8. I’m sure there are others, but I think we can see the fools keep recycling folly clearly enough.

The Follies in Print:

First, you’ll want to download the entire pdf of repeated follies, ILN Knowledge Skills and Dispositions CCR Framework February 2013 Published in 2013, this wonderfully shame worthy paper explains in detail how the folly of “CCCR” (College, Career, and Citizen Readiness) is to play out. From research by leading experts (especially post-secondary ones) to graduation from a post-secondary school.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll discover about the CCSSO’s shameful folly making:
a) via the CCSSO’s ILN (Innovation Lab Network) follies began about 2011. Here’s what the introduction states, “In 2011, member states of the Innovation Lab Network (ILN or Network), facilitated by the
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), agreed to work together under the shared
belief that their states face a great opportunity to transform their education systems to new
designs that prepare all students for postsecondary learning, work, and citizenship.
Gathering as a Network, these states aimed to define the challenge, establish shared
objectives, and support one another in identifying, testing, and sharing replicable, cost
effective models that will compel system-wide changes in lab states, in other states, and in
federal policy. First among their objectives was to create a shared framework for
understanding the definitional elements of “college, career, and citizenship readiness”
(CCCR) that will serve as a compass for state-to-local actions.” {Note: If you don’t know what the ILN is, please read my article, https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/ftf-tuesday-common-core-network/ ; Fellow anti-CCSS warrior, LadyLiberty1885, wrote this one about the CCSSO and ILN, “http://ladyliberty1885.com/2014/10/24/the-ccsso-unc-nc-and-india/ “; for other CCSSO Common Core follies, see my article, “https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/tag/newtech-network/ “}
b) each of the lab states committed to ensuring CCCR measures were made. (Member states lead the way for the rest of the states. CO, OR, CA, NH, NY, OH, WV, KY, WI, and ME) c) by exerting constant outcome based education/assessments pressure, the CCSSO gets the agenda goals they have made, met. d) the lenses used to formulate CCCR?? A well known person, Dr. David Conley. The source? His book about CCCR! {Note: Want to learn more about Dr. Conley’s CCSS ties? He was a member of the CCSS validation committee!! See the committee’s report, featuring his ‘wisdom’, http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CommonCoreReport_6.10.pdf }; e) You’ll see how the Asia Society, PISA, and others made up the ‘international’ component to the CCSSO’s master plan of folly; f) you’ll see the post-secondary education experts {here’s the list, I couldn’t wait for you to see which groups are considered ‘experts’:  “Achieve, ACT, Center on Education Policy, ConnectEd, Data Quality Campaign, National Council of Social Studies, National High School Center at the American Institutes of Research, Next Generation Science Standards, Southern Regional Education Board, and Ready By 21, among others”}.

When You Assume..Well, You Know the Rest:

The CCSSO has repeatedly made the same follies when it comes to education, but here’s one they admit they’ve assumed about our students, “Several underlying assumptions were agreed upon…..1. Every student should graduate college, career and citizenship ready. 2. Causing consistently high levels of learning among young people from widely varying backgrounds and with diverse needs will require radical changes in current beliefs, policy, practice and structure. 3. The Common Core State Standards are foundational to college and career readiness; they are absolutely essential, but not sufficient. 4. There is a significant overlap between the profiles of college readiness and career readiness that should be fostered in all students, although additional technical skills may be required for one versus the other. 5. Citizenship readiness, or preparing America’s youth to be contributing members of the larger society, is a fundamental mission of public schools.”  {Note: to see what kind of student a CCCR one is to be, click on the picture below to enlarge it.}

What a foolish move, CCSSO..to expect that ALL students will fit your mold of CCCR.
What a foolish move, CCSSO..to expect that ALL students will fit your mold of CCCR.

How the Legislators Got Fooled:

You’ll also see HOW the CCSSO made moves blatantly, to have legislators come up with laws to back the agenda in this document!!! For example, “… several domains of state policy and implementation, including how the state will establish CCCR as the goal of its education system; how delivery systems will be redesigned to ensure each child’s development of CCCR; how educators will be prepared and supported to develop students’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions; how state and local systems will measure student progress toward CCCR; how systems will hold students, schools, districts, and educators accountable for fostering CCCR; how K-12 diplomas, credentials, or certificates articulate with post-secondary opportunities including higher education and the workforce…”

See Wisconsin’s ILN video:

Below is the ILN member state of WI and the video they placed on YouTube to show you how some of the key pieces in the report have been ‘successful’.

Closing:

While I’m not the only one to write about the CCSSO, I know that should you care to search my blog, you’ll find articles on Individual Learning Plans, data mining, Project Based Learning and how each of these are so embedded in the CCSS. If you’re not aware of how all the repeated follies are being used in a viscous cycle, I urge you to investigate. If not here, on my blog, then on some other anti CCSS warrior who has the evidence.