Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we’re seeing LOTS of news about the increases of SEL (Social Emotional Learning). We’re also seeing an increase in the efforts to turn academic education into CBE (Competency Based Education). We also know they are linked together..on purpose.
ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) cemented SEL and CBE, but it’s hardly the lone federal law combining the two like some evil tag team boxers. You’ve got WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (2014); the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) Act of 2015; and, the HEA, Higher Education Act (currently being re-written).
These are just a FEW of the MANYSEL/CBE laws. There are also many proposed bills combining the two. Then, there are the laws at your State levels which have combined the two are are about to.
If you’ve got friends, family, and, associates who aren’t sure just HOW the two are linked, then this article is for them. If you’re working with your local leaders who need the ties, then this article will help you.
SEL comes first because your students will HAVE to be ‘rewired’ in their thinking and responses, in order to accept the pre-determined ‘pathway’. SEL is in Kindergarten, but is also being woven into education, family services, and daycare facilities for those children who are too young for even Pre-K.
Let’s say your child doesn’t go to any of these types of places. Will the SEL still impact THEM? Yes! The in-home visits tied to family services AND anything remotely able to be classified as ‘educational outreach’ will contain some sort of SELas long as it’s funded or produced by theCCSS Machine and/or ANY of its’ P3s (public private partnerships). If someone says, ‘It’s not Common Core, it’s….’, I urge you to STILL look at who or what group is behind it. We can no longer trust anyone’s word when it comes to our children.
Next, the CBE is inserted into all levels of education. Now that the SEL has conditioned your mind and beliefs, all that matters is how ‘competent’ you can become. Excellence, as far as education (and I mean real education), has been shoved aside for a watered down version. CBE convinces us that as long as you are ‘ready’, you’re competent enough. BS!
I might be competent at giving simple first aid, but you wouldn’t want me to be the one who gives you an appendectomy.
Consider this, in some European countries we are constantly being compared to, their societal view of ‘competency’ is NOT what is truly desired when it comes to being the ‘best’ at something.
(My thanks to my Warrior friend Paul, for sharing this image.)
Warriors, sometimes a picture is worth many words. Below is one image I created you are free to share which will drive how just how inter-linked SEL and CBE are.
The “Best’ ways SEL and CBE are combined is via the ‘personalized learning’, the ‘project based learning’, and, ‘blended learning’.
Warriors, we MUST continue to fight this tag team effort to rob our students and teachers of quality education and support. While the CCSS Machine is ready for a knock out jab at our nation, I hope you will continue to join me in hitting the Machine in the breadbasket and bring it to its knees.
How? Remove your students from anywhere the CCSS Machine’s presence is. Protest and demand from your government officials that the wrongs being committed be punished. Speak loudly, be that persistent parent. We won’t get another opportunity to save our education system, Warriors.
Much of the focus, last week was on the FEPA (Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act) hearing. It is imperative we keep up any pressure to influence D.C. to #StopFEPA!
Also happening last week, was the third U.S. Senate HELPHEA (Higher Education Act)Hearing. If you missed the Hearing, you can watch the archived version. Scroll down to ‘watch video’. If you missed my article about the Hearing and how it’s tying into the global education agenda, access that here. (*Note: the Hearing is just over 2 hours)
What’s the ‘catch’ about the HEA Hearing? Well, Warriors, there are several.
First, the HEA was created back in 1965. It’s been re-authorized roughly the same amount of times as the original ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act). The HEA was LAST re-authorized (in its entirety) in 2008.
Then, there’s the latest re-branding of the HEA. Instead of the “Higher Education Act”, the name has been updated to now be known as the “Higher Education Innovation Act”.
Warriors, remember, this version belongs to the U.S. Senate. The U.S. House also has a re-branded HEA title in their version: PROSPER (Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity Through Education Reform). I wrote about the global ties to the House’s version of the HEA back in Dec. 2017. Earlier this year, I updated the information on PROSPER, here.
Next, the obvious fact that the HEA is the LAST link in the CCSS Machine’s chain for grid-locking ALL education to the workforce based, competency leveling assessing in EVERY level of schooling.
The HEA Hearing last week was supposedly about protecting taxpayers. (Who, by the way, are expected to one more time foot the bills for education reform which is 100% illegally based!) Warriors, any time Senator Lamar Alexander is leading the way in education reform, NO taxpayer is protected!
The last ‘catch’ of the HEA Hearing is this: demagogue judgement on every ‘valued person’ in higher education. The judgement? “Poor outcomes” in student performance mean taxpayers suffer.
Of course, we know, thanks to the CCSS Machine, that ‘student outcome‘ is tied to teachers leadership. It’s been done so in a way which is demeaning and outrageous.
Congress should be treating students and teachers as the wonderfully gifted, ‘valued people’ they are!
Notice, D.C. is great about pointing to every person in America as part of the problem, while the REAL issue(s) will continue to go unaddressed! The leadership assumes the taxpayers are idiots. This has been happening for decades, Warriors. By both political parties!
Warriors, think about it, when it comes to your education activism.
How many times has leadership deemed you as somehow ‘misinformed’?! How many deaf ears have been turned our way when it comes to speaking out?!
The “New” V.M. (Value Meter):
As if the demagogue leadership isn’t insulting our nation enough, the CCSS Machine member organization, AACC (American Association of Community Colleges), has created a new voluntary framework to measure higher education students. It deals with ‘accountability’.
What the AACC isn’t telling you, is that they are a UN (United Nations)partner organization. As such, you can bet the ‘new’ accountability measure for ‘valued people’ will be full of global reform.
The HEA Hearing from last week also included higher education ‘accountability’.
I’ll get to the framework shortly. I want to pause first to make a few points for those of you who may wish to share this article.
A) Community colleges are used by all ages and from every educational choice. The CCSS Machine’s grasp on the community colleges across the nation has put the community college in the exact center of the one-way-to-learn-so-you-will-earn education reform. The UN’s global education also includes the one-way-to-learn-so-you-will-earn system.
B) For many students and families, community colleges are the ‘go to’ answer for not only paying much less (have you noticed how the CCSS Machine agenda includes ‘free’ community college?), BUT, it’s where you can supposedly ‘get ahead’ faster.
C) If you’re attending community college after a public school graduation, it’s here your CCSS Machine pre-determined career track will continue.
D) If you’re attending one of these schools as part of your homeschooling, or immediately upon completing your homeschooling requirements, it’s community college where you’ll be sucked into the CCSS Machine’s agendaand data mining system.
E) If you’ve decided community college is a great way to begin a second career or have been out of school for many years, the CCSS Machine agenda will encompass you as well.
F) If your job requires you to attend community college as a way to earn a promotion, you, too will be ensnared by the CCSS Machine’s global education idea of trained workers for specific jobs.
Warriors, by making this framework voluntary, post-secondary schools will be able to choose to belong to this system. However, as we’ve seen with ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)‘choice’ (when it comes to accountability) is distorted.
Hang on, though, Warriors; there are two things to point out here:
A) The AACC isn’t Congress, however, the AACC Advocates lobby Congress to help promote federal agenda for community colleges! What’s more? This group is aggressive in pushing education policy.
B) We need to watch HOWCongress will re-write the HEA in both Chambers to see how mandated ‘accountability’ will become in post-secondary schools. The mandates for K-12th grades are tremendously overreaching.
The AACC Framework measures students via data tracking, sharing student data among every voluntary framework school (aka: Pathway 2.0 Schools).
According to the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)Sample, this Framework will take several years before any real results can be seen. ‘Gateway’ (college level) English and Math courses and assessments are to be measured. How well your student (or even you) persist from one semester to another is gauged. Then there is ‘how many credits you earn’ while attending one of these community colleges participating. You’ll also see the ‘readiness’ factor used in this system. “How ready are Johnny and Suzy for community college?”
Warriors, interestingly enough, I did find at least two presentations, here in America, for ‘gateway’ Math and English in the community college landscape. The first one appears to be from MO and was presented by the “Complete College” campaign. The second is from a VA community college and shows the ties to specific ways the ‘gateways’ are tied to local economics, race, and, gender.
You also may find it interesting that in the UK (United Kingdom) a 2 year Gateway English and Math is used in not only higher education, but apprenticeships, and other workforce-based competency ways.
As we’ve seen here in America, apprenticeships are also CCSS Machine aligned and are used as a way for the demagogue-led system to ‘sell’ more jobs. We know Congress is fully behind aligning education to workforce needs.
If you wish to attend an upcoming webinar on how all this will drive students to ‘success’, visit this link. The date is Feb. 8th, 2018, time the webinar begins is 1: 00 PM. A second webinar on this topic is set for Feb. 16th, 2018. That one begins at 11:00 AM. All times are Eastern Standard.