Greetings, my fellow Anti Fed Ed Warriors! In our final days of 2017, what more damage can we ‘uncover’ about our demise in American Education?
How about any excuse available to justify a continued overreach into our students’ and teachers’ lives. Especially in the area of healthcare.
Warriors, this screen shot is from an on-line article from NC State University published on 12/6/17. The added information is mine. It’s no secret that NC State University is tied to the CCSS Machine. Dr. Jere Confreywas one of the people responsible for the wretched math ‘standards’ of Common Core.
The $1.3 million in grant money will go to a new game/curriculum called “Health Quest”.
This new game will focus on grooming career/workforce based education in health care fields. The health care genres mentioned in the article above are behavioral, biomedical, and clinical. NC State is also partnering with the University of California at San Francisco on this. Grant money is from SEPA(Science Education Partnership Award) which is housed in the National Institutes of Health. NIH is, of course, a part of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Warriors, we know the U.S. Dept. of HHS is a CCSS Machine member group. (*Note: The SEPA announcement called “Health Quest”personalized learning.)
“Health Quest” will tie to a former game from 2015 called “Crystal Island”.
The 2015 game is housed in the Center for Educational Informatics at NC State. CEI (Center for Educational Informatics) is specifically designed for ‘next generation learning technologies’.
The base for these ‘technologies’? STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math).
If you’d like to see the current ‘projects’ from CEI, go here. Notice, the projects are all on-line games. CEI is funded by some pretty well known CCSS Machine member groups as well. You’ll find Educause, Gates Foundation, NSF (National Science Foundation), and many others. Warriors, be sure to look at the CEI’s focus areas on their website.
*Important Note: I searched several times to find the Health Quest game or a preview. I was not successful in locating anything. Warriors, there are several programs and curriculum with this title included, or involved somehow.
1) The health data grab happening in America and the ties to your students. The update on the data grab also shows more evidence from various States.
2) The technology for health care, especially in rural areas, and the ties to education.
3) Educause’s grab on learning and teaching.
4) My NSF archives are here.
5) STEM’s part of the CCSS Machine and how all those ‘next generation’ moves are steps to continue toward the UN’s (United Nations) grasp on American education.
6) “Crystal Islands” publications list dates back to 2006, even though the game was released in 2015.
7) If you’ve not seen my article on the U.S. Dept of HHS’s BARDA evidence and how it ties to the SEL (Social Emotional Learning), it’s here.
8) How dissolving the U. S. Dept. of Education would allow the U.S. Dept. of HHS to take over all special needs programs, go here.
9) To access all the NIH projects which are similar to “Health Quest”, be sure to visit their webpage. You’ll see almost every State represented.
10) ESSA’s (Every Student Succeeds Act) plan for using ‘personalized learning’ on special needs students and the truth about what is involved.
11) The stealthy assessments in on-line games is well documented, both here on my blog, and elsewhere.
12) An article from NC State’s News about belief manipulation via AI (artificial intelligence) and games. (*Note thefilefor one of the research papers goes into deep information some Warriors may want.)
Warriors, it is absolutely imperative we continue on in 2018! The overreach isn’t exclusive in education. The CCSS Machine’s moves are proving out to be an all out assault on our very minds. Using career manipulation games is an attack on the health of our children, their freedoms and privacy. We MUST re-act!
My Fellow Anti Fed Ed Warriors, have you ever heard of BARDA? I’ll be honest, I hadn’t. However, in looking at the Congressional Appropriations Bills (HR 3358 and S 1771) for the U.S. Depts. of Labor/Health and Human Service/Education, I discovered BARDA. Specifically, the ‘new-to-my-research’ agency was written into the S 1771’s Bill.
On Page 96, you’ll find under the heading of ‘Transfer of Funds‘ for the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, directives for where the NIH (National Institute of Health, a part of the HHS) could use some of the funds. Warriors, remember, these funds are our taxpayer dollars.
On Page 97, is where BARDA first shows up. “BARDA” stands for ‘Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority’.
To access the Public Health Service Act, click here.
BARDA is part of the nation’s PHE System. PHE means Public Health Emergency.
We’ll look at the BARDA funding and research project near the close of this article. For now, we need to see how, if, at all BARDA plays into the CCSS Machine’s overreach in education.
Warriors, with the word ‘biometrics’, is there more BARDA does than simply prepare us for the worst scenarios? We know ‘biometric’ devices are used to monitor the SEL (social emotional learning) and have been tied to Common Core.
Now that ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is the law, will biometrics continue to be used? Back in March 2017, I published an article about some (then) current Congressional Bills. Related to them? A 2011 biometric study! Be sure to access this more recent article about the SEL and special needs students via ESSA.
When I typed in ‘Social Emotional Learning’ into the PHE’s BARDA search bar, what you see below, is what I got back in results.
Warriors, please note I am NOT saying we do not need emergency plans, especially in our schools. BUT, my question is simply this, where does the emergency planning end and the SEL manipulation begin?
Warriors, some of the ‘red flags’ I saw in the highlighted resource in the screen shot above were: all States have behavioral health partners/plans. The plans are to cover emergencies, the partnerships go a bit deeper than ’emergencies only’. Some of these partners happen to be some of the very same ones which have rubbed stamped Common Core, support STEM, have Career Tech Education, or, are CCSS Machine member organizations in on approving the SEL overreach in education!
You can access the 2016 document, here. (*Note: back in 2014, I wrote how SAMSHA was using Common Core as a tool for gun control via “Project Aware”; in 2015, this article about mental health and the manipulation of it in education for workforce needs. Then, in 2016, this article gives you a big run down of the federal level of overreach in not only mental health with agencies like SAMSHA, but many others!)
In the 2016 Document (above), look for the bottom of Page 14, ‘federal behavioral health support usually involves the provision of technical assistance, educational resources..’ (‘technical assistance’, more times than not, means data mining in some form)
Page 15, an inter-agency council for behavioral health: Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies. This Forum is a P3 (Public Private Partnership). It’s been around since 2007.
SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration), Red Cross, (Red Cross is mentioned on Page 16 and others.) Here’s a screen shot of Page 16 with emphasis added:
Below, are related documents from each of the major groups listed in the screen shot tie directly to ESSA, SEL, and/or behavior interventions OUTSIDE of disasters or emergencies!
Also from the APA is the 2017 Annual meeting syllabus. “School” is mentioned 57 times in the topics/presentation notes. I noticed at least 2 on ADHD.
To get to the Skinner referring article(s) from the APA, go here first (this is a research paper on a study of behavior interventions tested on college students), then visit here. (this is one of the few cited sources from the study on college students. It’s where Skinner’s education theory is mentioned.)
Also from the NASW, an entire page of ‘school’ related social work information for you, Warriors.
Answer #6) To access the Behavior Health Consortium (in the screen shot above), go here.
Answer #7) The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Press’s Disaster Publication has all kinds of partnerships and programs which you may find interesting.
Answer #8)Warriors, we know the educational shift is all about money, so do not be too shocked when you see the picture below:
Access the article where this screen shot is from.
Getting back to BARDA:
This 2014 article likens BARDA to a venture capital group hidden in DC. Warriors, we know how toxic venture capitalists have been in education. Where health and education intersect is probably just as bad.
As far as the 10 year contract mentioned in S 1771 for BARDA? It appears that is a continuation of a project which began back during President Bush’s (the first) administration. It’s known as Project BioShield, (PB).
From the Strategic Plan (2011-2016) for PB, an increase in public private partnerships(P3s); 21st Century skills; a workforce steeped in science and technology (which of course means STEM education and STEM jobs); and, all which connects them.
Warriors, the PB price tag is in the billions. (*Note: refer to the highlighted “Bush” above. When that document opens, look to your right for ‘funding’).
Two resources for more about Project BioShield can be accessed here. Johns Hopkins (a known CCSS Machine member) and Oxford Press have articles.
STEM Endorsed by PHE:
Warriors, remember that BARDA is under the Public Health Emergency(PHE) arm of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. I was able to find on the PHE’s blog, not only an endorsement for early emergency preparation by studying STEM in 2017, but how the PHE is working in the context of a 17 year (began 2009) partnership for global health.
As we know from research, global health is part of the UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). STEM is a part of the SDGs, as well as part of the CCSS Machine.
Warriors, S 1771 and its partner Bill HR 3358 lock in all the funds for things like BARDA and more educational overreach on 10/7/17. The LAST day to raise any challenge is 10/6/17. IF you’ve not contacted your Senator or Representative about the massive amounts of overreaching taxpayer-abused-funds. Please hurry!
Warriors Against the Core, Anti CCSS Warriors, and Anti Fed Ed Warriors: School’s back in session, or almost ready. Are we?
Thanks to the CCSS Machine’s grasp on the classrooms and every outlet connected to them, (ie: public libraries, museums, etc.) Several States have begun pushing their ‘academic’ calendars up so much, there’s hardly any summer vacaction at all for the teachers, leaders, or students. Think of it as “Live From the US: Conformity!”
Why? You can look to ESSA’s (Every Student Succeeds Act) codifying the CCSSI’s (Common Core State Standards Initiative) ‘lifelong learning’ phrase.
You see, to have ‘lifelong learning’, you have to produce an atmosphere of constant information being fed into the minds of those ‘learning’.
As far as the CCSS Machine is concerned, once your student (or, even you as a student) is hooked into the ‘lifelong’ part of education, they will not be free of it. That’s why ESSA was so heavy on the digital and technology portions of the mandates.
Remember, Warriors, I shared with you over 1 year ago how the digital overloads in ESSA were setting us up for 365 days of 24/7 computer access. If you missed it, find it here.
Of course, since ESSA’s passage into law, you’ve seen many of the CCSS Machine member organizations bend over backward to bring you every conceivable digital and technology based known to humans. This applies to our States, as well.
The accepted ‘sales pitch’? All this technology will lead to jobs..jobs for the 21st Century. No, the ugly reality is it isn’t about giving Johnny and Suzy a leg up, it’s about controlling Johnny and Suzy’s lives.
Because ‘lifelong learning’ is now a de facto part of education, we’ll continue to see a constant flow of data. Accountants would refer to it as FIFO, ‘first in, first out’. Data makes money for everyone in the CCSS Machine..as well as everyone connected to that Machine, EXCEPT those being educated/indoctrinated.
Look below for a photo by Will Lion depicting the data overflow:
According to the article this photo was featured in, our brains take in as much information in a single day, as one of our 15th Century counterparts would take in throughout an entire year. This article also points out that when it comes to too much computer time, it’s still a people problem, not a machine’s.
However, Warriors, consider this in the context of school days. So much pressure is exerted to learn more, learn quickly, and then take a test. This doesn’t even cover the constant assessment algorithms embedded in every computer activity used in education. This applies to teachers and students.
Again, ESSA’s assessment mandates will keep the alignment to these constant measures up. Most, without parental consent or knowledge.Think of this as “Live From the US: Mental Abuse!”
**What if you have an older student, or, are the adult student? Because ESSA’s education standards are aligned to the ‘post-secondary readiness’ standards of WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), you’re hooked in as well!
Education is being revamped SO much so, it hardly resembles anything worthy of participating in! Our teachers are being conformed to a strict format, our students are being plugged in younger and younger each year..and for longer periods of time. Think of this as “Live From the US: Intentional Frustration!”
“Live From The US, The UN!”: It’s all part of the slick propaganda to ‘rethink’ how we learn or educate others. It’s also a big step to global conformity. (*Note: the global conformity is even being unleashed on private education and home education. In this previously published article, I showed you how UN (United Nations) ideology is ushered in via clubs. Toward the close of this article, you can see the same ideology ties to STEM.)
One of the biggest “American” education propaganda pieces which fits nicely into the global conformity is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). STEM is embedded in ESSA and WIOA (don’t forget the HEA, Higher Education Act) in several ways. Mainly: Career Tech Education, Career Clusters, Career Paths (or Pathways). STEM also will unite the ‘lifelong learning’ to jobs (ie: workforce). If you doubt the connections between STEM, the UN, and the workforce, I urge you to read and consider this.
Before we move on, be sure to read about the Global STEM Alliance (started right here in the USA) as part of First Global (Dean Kamen).
The connection to the CCSS Machine is quite simple: Dean Kamen (think Segway inventor turned STEM guru) has received funding from Coca-Cola, The Gates Foundation, Toyota, and Johnson/Johnson for some of his work in health care equipment. For the First Global? The main funder:Toyota, a well-known CCSS Machine global member organization. Toyota’s also big on STEM. (Source) If you’d like to see how the World Bank (also tied to the global education reform) is working with Kamen’s First Global, visit the blog.
“Live From The US: New High School?”:
I recently saw this (below) in a well known magazine which has zero to do with education.
The full page ad shared a little about how over the past 100 years, our education system has remained the same and how it’s time to ‘rethink’ it, especially for high school.
I first wrote about XQ back in 2015. Then, I recently re-visited the CCSS Machine member organization. The earliest article (Sept. 2015) exposed “Project XQ’s” part in “Redesigned High Schools”. Also involved? Apple, Inc., ConnectED, and other educratic partnerships. The second 2015 article featured the CCSS Machine’s chokehold on network TV for ‘educational purposes’. You’ll be able to see other CCSS Machine member organizations and how XQ became partners with them for “National Graduation Day”. Warriors, think of it as “Live From the US: Indoctrination by Broadcast!”
Speaking of ‘broadcast’, below is XQ’s Super School Movement. There are already 10 in operation across America.
Now, let’s look at the colorful ad again, this time notice the highlighted portions.
Warriors, do you notice XQ can be tied back to the U.S. Dept. of Ed as well as Steve Jobs’ widow? (or visit here) Warriors, the EIF (Entertainment Industry Foundation) was begun in the 1940s. It’s got globally reaching arms in education, cancer research, and other projects. From their 2015 Annual Report, “Think It Up” page, you’ll see the globally overreaching CCSS Machine members: The Gates Foundation and EXXON Mobile as key ‘support’:
Warriors, according to the EIF 2015 990 form, the group has lobbying power as well as foreign grant making powers.
Live From The US: Digital Promise, ESSA, XQ, and UN’s SDGs!:
Warriors, ESSA has mandated Digital Promise (a White House created initiative)!
If you didn’t know this, here’s the original documentation from the Obama Administration, creating DP.
If you missed the ESSA’s embedding for DP, find the references to not only DP, but the other digital/technology ESSA strangleholdshere. (*Note: this article also reveals how Digital Promise was embedded in the HEA, Higher Education Act.
By ESSA tying to WIOA and HEA, what’s in one law, will show up in all 3 in some fashion.)
If you’d like to see how the ESSA/DP is playing out in real time in NC, click here.(*Note: look at the leadership involved in your State. Are they pushing for digital overloading your schools?)
So, how does DP play into the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? How does XQ fit into all this? Digital Promise’s own documents! For starters, look at the CCSS Machine members who are funding DP:
Then, look at this evidence which ties DP to the UN’s SDGs(*Note: Digital Promise Global was launched in 2015):
You can access the DP 2016 Annual Report here. As far as the teachers, DP has much to do with their alignment to digital CCSS Machine ways. Because of this, you’ll see LESS deviation from a prescribed format. This means LESS freedom for HOW teachers will be able to exercise teaching abilities.
Warriors, think of it as “Live From the US: Globally Aligned Manipulation”!
Warriors, earlier in 2017, I showed you how Project XQ was part of the undermining of local schools..the very ones your students may very well be in or heading to.
If you wish to see for yourselves the UN’s plans for ‘lifelong learning’, visit their 2009 Education Return on Investment document. What you see below was featured in this article where ‘lifelong learning’ was also discussed.
During this busy time, anti CCSS Warriors, we have much distracting us in this War Against the Core (Common Core, that is). For today’s “Tech Thursday”, I’d like to draw your attention to the Gates Foundation funded ASCD (Association for Supervision of Curriculum Development) and their push for SEL (Social Emotional Learning). SEL is a HUGE part of the CCSS Machine’s effort to indoctrinate our students, teachers, school leaders, and, legislators.
We MUST know all that we can about the legislative moves in each of our states to truly combat this portion of the CCSS!
Why is SEL such a big deal? Consider this:
Our emotions were created in us to help us express ourselves. We are to rule them, NOT have them rule us. However, when you take the agenda behind the CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative), you find the gist is to alter our emotions and MOLD them to fit the social issues (ie: social justice). This is a dangerous goal, anti CCSS Warriors. When you alter the mind in any way to fit someone or something else’s agenda, you are no longer your own person living your life as you see fit. You become a easily manageable cog in the CCSS Machine’s parts. So what is SEL? It stands for social, emotional learning. In short, it is everything connected t our attitudes, values, beliefs, and how we use them. Common Core has already proven out in many ways just how it is purposefully manipulating subjects taught, so imagine what it is doing to our minds?
On 11/18/15T, ASCD helped host a SEL webinar. The same day the hearings to continue re-authorizing the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) began. If you’ve not been made aware of it, SEL is a HUGE portion of the combined bills (HR5 and S1177; Student Success Act and Every Child Achieves Act) that are to replace the ‘outdated’ ESEA!
What group was also hosting this webinar? The Rennie Center. Have you heard of them, anti CCSS Warriors? You should get to know this Center, if you haven’t.
Before we move on to the Rennie Center, I want to leave you with one quote from the ASCD’s author Mike Anderson, “The Common Core State Standards give us a golden opportunity to teach social-emotional skills and academic skills together.” Want to see more of what he wrote about CCSS and SEL lessons?
“Here are just a few examples of connections between the Common Core standards and the five core social and emotional competencies outlined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL):
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary. (Reading/Foundational Skills/Grade 5)
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose. (Writing/Grade 5)
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Writing/Grade 5)
[Mathematically proficient students] monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. (Math Practice Standard 1)
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. (Speaking and Listening/Grade 5)
Engage in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. (Speaking and Listening/Grade 5)
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed. (Writing/Grade 5)
[Mathematically proficient students] justify their conclusions, communicate them to others, and respond to the arguments of others. (Math Practice Standard 3)
Responsible Decision Making
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material. (Speaking and Listening/Grade 5)
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles. (Speaking and Listening/Grade 5)” Source: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/oct15/vol73/num02/Social-Emotional_Learning_and_Academics@_Better_Together.aspx
Enter the Rennie Center:
This Center is yet another ‘education and research policy’ group. Their website address is: http://www.renniecenter.org/
Below is a screen shot I got from their website:
If you didn’t know it, this Center is based in Massachusetts. Boston to be exact. From their website page titled “Our Impact”, read the following excerpt, “The Rennie Center seeks to foster thoughtful public discourse and informed policy making through non-partisan, independent research and constructive dialogue on key education reform issues.” What follows this statement is the impact of their work in key education areas.
a) family and children educational services
b) youth readiness
c) Massachusetts Teaching, Learning and Leading Survey (TeLLS) where all the ‘stakeholders’ weighed in.Here’s the link to the description of the 2008 event. Notice what group of ‘stakeholders’ was not included. http://www.renniecenter.org/events/090115_event.html d)higher education
e) use of data to mold student outcomes
f) English language learners.
See all of the impacts: http://www.renniecenter.org//impact.html
What groups support and fund the Rennie?
Barr Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Hyams Foundation; IBM Corporation; Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation; Nellie Mae Education Foundation; Noyce Foundation; United Way of Pioneer Valley; and the United Way of Central Massachusetts
Rennie Center presented an SEL event in co-operation with MassInc and Transforming Education on 10/26/15. Below is a screen shot from that SEL presentation.
Below is what the Transforming Education’s definition of SEL looks like:
Anti CCSS Warriors, you should view the entire presentation to know what else, and, which educational groups are being targeted! See: 151026_SELpresentation
Other Rennie Center items you need to know:
If you’d like to see how The Rennie Center crunches students and teacher data to reform and align education: RennieMassData
To see how The Rennie Center has reported the use of Title OneFunding in MA to align and reform education, RennieTitleOne
How does Title One Funding play into SEL? The re-authorization of the ESEA? Portability of funds or funds which are being proposed to follow your child throughout their education. (ie: Education Savings Accounts, tax credit scholarships, vouchers)
4) Ethic, moral, or, sex education courses and curricula (all parts of the ‘social issues/justice’ portion of CCSS). With the whole community is in this approach, note that means any group seen as invested in education will have access to your students via ‘educational opportunities’.
5) community wide SEL programs or initiatives (ie: 21st Century Community Learning Centers or Strive Together cities (part of KnowledgeWorks) I’ve written about both of these several times, if you’d like the articles, let me know.
6) How higher learning institutions and other LEAs(local education agencies) are helping align our students, SEL, and Positive Behavior Interventions (also a big part of the Title One Funding, and is set to impact every student via the re-authorized ESEA). (ie: The NC Dept. of Public Instruction’s SEL Foundation’s 2013 newsletter for early education. See: NC-DPI SEFEL newsletter_4-3-13_0 ; Vanderbilt University’s SEL Center for Early Education, see: http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/states.html)
7) Youth Development Initiatives (ie: after school programs, mentors, ‘real world’ preparation)
8) state level SEL indicators such as:
With the rush job Congress is giving the re-authorization of the ESEA, the upcoming vote, and the fact the public will NOT have access to the voluminous bill, we have much we need to be preparing for! SEL will NOT go away anytime soon, like everything else connected to the CCSS Machine, it will continue to grind away at not only our educational system, but everyone involved until they become a manipulated version of whom they used to be!