Anti Fed Ed Warriors,
Recently I’ve shown you several globally overreaching agenda items which are showing up in our US Congress. As you know, I’ve asked “WHY?”. Why are our US taxpayer dollars going to fund programs and set laws which are NOT American made, nor citizen driven? Especially when it comes to education.
Warriors, as you can see by this vintage political cartoon, having American citizens pay for D.C.’s ‘extravagance’ is an age old issue. Now, why would I choose to insert ‘extravagance’?
After all, education is NOT a luxury..it’s a privilege. I chose the ‘e’ word to make a point. American citizens are supposed to be the ones who influence Congress to create legislation, not lobbyists, corporations, or, global groups.
Yet, we’ve seen in the War Vs the Core just how easily We, the People, are dismissed. Congress is being extravagant with its power.
Wait Lynne, you said education is a privilege. Isn’t it actually a ‘right’? That depends Warriors. Are you thinking American or globally?
Global rhetoric has preached for years that education is a right and therefore MUST be given. The only problem with this logic is what is mandated (or in this case a ‘must’) is also controlled.
In the case of the CCSS Machine’s domain over globally based education, look at HOW controlled America’s education has become. It’s also become even MORE controlled by global forces. Yet, We the People will be expected to pick up the global-to-fed-led bill every time.
The classic thought concerning education in America (as elsewhere) was that by having education treated as a privilege, everyone involved got way more bang for their taxpayer dollar.
Think about it, teachers wanted to teach because they were encouraged, not forcibly controlled. Students were inspired to learn because they knew going to school was a step in the right direction, not a step to some assessment mandated job.
The CCSS Machine has murdered any joy, privilege, or enjoyment associated with education. Both for teachers AND students.
The ‘un-intended’ victims? The families and taxpayers.
Our compliance is not a choice, it, too, is a controlled mandate.
We have no say in the fact we do NOT wish to see our taxpayer dollars fund globally based Congressional bills.
The Latest Global Grab Bag:
From NC, August 2017, this screen shot from the Global Ready Implementation Rubric:
How committed to globalism is your State? Where I live (NC), is 100% committed. I’ve shared this with you many times* before here on my blog. The most recent commitments from the SBE (State Board of Education, where all political parties are involved), and the NC DPI (Dept. of Public Instruction). While we assume this only involves public schools of all kinds, this globalization in education reaches into private education, as well as homeschooling. How? Dual enrollment, AP courses, assessments, on-line or hybrid classes, extra curricular activities, and more.
*In the embedded link for NC global readiness, you’ll find many other States, ties to the UN (United Nations), UNESCO, The Asia Society, the united fronts of the NEA and AFT willing participating in the global shift in education, and so much more.
From the NEA (National Education Association) Foundation:
This screen shot is from the NEA Foundation’s recent announcement for the latest Global Fellowships.
To access the Education First information, go here.
To see the Gates Foundation grants, they are here.
From the AFT’s (American Federation of Teachers) website:
From EI (Education International):
Warriors, both the AFT and the NEA are affiliates of the EI. If you’ve not heard of this international organization, look at their requirements for affiliates/members.
From GAML (Global Alliance to Monitor Learning), this screen shot:
To see the GAML Task Forces, visit this page.
Warriors, most of data mining information can be found in the technical assistance pages for the UIS and GAML. Since both of these are arms of the UN, the ultimate location for the data is the United Nations. To get a global tidal wave of data to the UN, you have to have data partners. You’ll be able to access all kinds of education data tracks here.
GAML Related, from June 2017, my look at the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning .
From the CIES (Comparative and International Education Society):
This FL based international group targets higher education.
To see the CIES Board of Directors, visit here. To see their Constitution and By-laws, go here. From the CIES 2017 Fall Symposium, a global list of organizations and educational opportunities. This meeting was held at George Mason University, so you’ll see the GMU in the website address.
Global education related, from my fellow anti Fed Ed Warrior, Alison Hawver McDowell’s guide to the latest educratic buzzwords. Most of these will be included in the global shift from quality education to global workforce training.
If you missed this 2009 School Readiness paper for Global Education, you’ll see how it plays into our social structure.
In 2016, a report on the higher educated US citizens and their global readiness.
This Youth Index from the International Youth Foundation (IYF) includes American education among the globalization.
If you missed this early 2017 EdWeek blog article about what the 5 goals of ‘global education’ are, you should read it. Weigh in where we are in American education now that 2017 is almost over.
Warriors, as we close out yet another year of opposing the CCSS Machine, may you find a bit of rest. May your family be blessed. May you find the time to recharge your Anti Fed Ed ‘batteries’. We have a big road ahead in 2018. We’ll need all the truth we can amass to continue our mission of protecting our nation and its citizens from the educational assault. Thank you ALL for your continued support.
A Personal note to you, my followers.
From my humble home in NC, I wish you much joy and love. I’ll be taking a family break, beginning Dec. 19th. It’s been a roller coaster year and I’m finding that my first official Christmas without either of my parents alive, has its moments. I’ll be back here by 12/27.