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Update: CCSS, CTE, STEM, and Connect NC Bond

I previously wrote about the NC Connect Bond on Jan. 11, 2016. If you read that post, you saw how evidence was presented to tie the Bond to the CCSS Machine. If not, here are the main points from that post.

From the original article.
From the original article.

Previous Points:

1) With the recent passage of the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), more CCSS (Common Core State Standards), CTE (Career Tech Education), and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) will be present, not only in NC, but nation wide.
All these are FULL of CBE (Competency Based Education). Why? Plainly stated: Workforce Necessary Skills!

2) ESSA has WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), HEA (Higher Education Act) embedded!

3) WIOA is federal law, NC is a proud supporter of WIOA, as is every other state! (*Note: WIOA replaced WIA, Workforce Investment Act in 2014. Career Pathways (CP), a part of CCSS and CTE is embedded in WIOA 21 separate times.)

3) The original article will show you how the plans for the big bucks will be used in some NC higher educational institutions. You will see the way the Raleigh News and Observer spun the Bond to lead us to believe the Bond is a great thing. You will see the way the Resolution by the NC State Board of Education supports the Governor’s desire for MORE CTE, Workforce Based Education. The Bond easily plays into all of this!

So why should we vote ‘no’ to the NC Connect Bond? Here is my original thought.
In my opinion, it will have a  great impact. However, knowing that the workforce based education movement involves not only education, but labor and commerce, we need to know what those projects will be as well. And since we, across America, have seen how non-transparent a lot of the projects are, we must be ever watchful!”
To access the original article: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/winter-2016-a-look-ahead-nc-and-the-usa/

Even if you are NOT an NC resident, you can use this type of slick moves as examples of where to look in your state. With the federal overreach in education, NC is hardly alone in this type of activity.

Before I continue it is vital I point out the leader of the NC Against the Bond movement is Nicole Revels. She has stood by my side fighting Common Core for quite a while. The least I can do is stand by her side as we fight the Bond. I never expected to find the CCSS Machine in the Bond, but nothing escapes the Machine in our modern times. My goal is to compliment her work, as the work of others opposing this Bond as well. I hope no matter where you live, that when you find evidence like this, you work as a team with others.

More Ties to the CCSS Machine:

Since this original post, I have found MORE evidence of how the ‘innocent Bond’ is even more tied to the CCSS Machine than I first thought!

In this LiveStream video I made 3/8/16, I give you plenty of the new evidence, so I will not repeat it here. I will say up front that the video is raw footage shot in my home. It may not be professional shot or be a fancy set, but the time for polish is past us. We don’t have time for fluff. We do, however, need the knowledge. Knowledge is power we can use to fight the CCSS Machine, the Bond, or whatever else we face in the ‘War Against the Core’. I will point out that the figures I share in the video are from the Fiscal Year 2014-15. However, I also share the NC Governor’s Recommended Budget for 2015-17 ties.
Access the video:
 http://livestream.com/accounts/16731436/events/4893641/videos/114902173

The documents mentioned in the video are available to whomever requests them.

The documents which tie NC to Workforce Based Education follow:

The NC WIOA Unified Master Plan Draft (which means changes could be made):
NorthCarolina_WIOA_UnifiedStatePlan_Master_01_11_16
(How this ties to the Bond: Since Community Colleges are breeding grounds for Workforce Training, as are the NCWorks (one stop job centers), our public universities are breeding grounds for STEM forces. The Bond provides for plans for all of these post-secondary institutions to build facilities to support all this training and alignment! All under our noses as ‘investment’.)

The 1999 SCANS (Secretary’s Committee on Acquiring Necessary Skills) from the U. S. Dept. of Labor where the evidence shows the roots of Workforce Based Education, now called CBE (Competency Based Education)SCANSreport

Since each of the 58 Community Colleges in NC are CCSS/CTE aligned, they also contain Small Business Centers. Meaning MORE P3s(Public Private Partnerships) in education reform. Something ALSO embedded in the ESSA quite a bit.

NCSTEM

The STEM Affinity Network, will tie you to RttT (Race to the Top, where oddly enough we got CCSS and College/Career Readiness). See one of the Network’s Reports:
http://cerenc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/ES-RttT-STEM_Y3-Report_FINAL_12-05-201.pdf
The NC STEM website: https://www.ncstemcenter.org/
The PCAST Report from 2010 where STEM’s real purposes is revealed:  pcast-stemed-report
The NC STEM Communities:
https://www.ncstemcenter.org/blog/five-communities-selected-for-innovatenc-initiative/

To see the National Career Stop Centers where STEM, CCSS, CP, CTE are all included:
a) http://www.careeronestop.org/
b) http://us.jobs/
The Federal STEM budget: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/fy_2015_stem_ed.pdf
The Research paper on the Wagner-Peyser Act (which works side by side with WIOA) for workforce based education:
http://research.upjohn.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1032&context=reports
(*Note: be sure to read all the programs where you can find aligned education for all the nation.)

It is important to note that the Federal STEM budget (which NC gets a portion of) already covers updating facilities! So why burden NC with a Bond to cover the buildings? Closely needing an answer is the question that NC already receives Federal funding for CCSS/CTE and College/Career Readiness, so why are we being asked to support a $2 billion dollar Bond for post-secondary education institutions to expand their CTE courses? Of note, not one word has been mentioned about the proprietary NC schools in all this Bond topic, but do know every one of them is sold out to CCSS/CTE and STEM.
In my research the only apparent reason would be simply this: crony led education for a workforce profit.

One final reminder: The NC State Board of Ed contains members from every educational level: Pre-K to Grad Schools. The Board SUPPORTS Workforce based education. Any guesses as to why we are being asked to vote ‘yes’?

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Monday Musing: An Interview You MUST Hear!

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Usually my Monday’s posts are about my feelings on Common Core situations. Today, however, I’m featuring an interview one of my fellow warriors shared with me. As a fighter against Common Core, I urge you to listen!!! Many of the comments you’ll hear from her are specific issues about CCSS that many of us warriors may already know (or in my case, researched, written about). However, how Mrs. Hoge details it IS a ‘must hear’!!

The Interview:

“Caravantomidnight” (website: http://caravantomidnight.com/) show from 1/21/15 featured Anita Hoge. A well known education researcher, among other areas of knowledge. If you don’t know much about Anita, I found a brief bio of her at “Freedom Outpost”. (see: http://freedomoutpost.com/author/anitahoge/)

When to listen:

Begin at the 28:10 minute mark. Here the host will tell you about Anita’s topic. Then Mrs. Hoge explains how and why she began fighting against educational reform that was the precursor to where we are in the fight against CCSS today. From there she’ll mention Charlotte Iserbyt; Pennsylvania’s role in being a guinea pig for the National Assessment, etc. At the 45:00 mark, data collection and The U.S. Dept. of Ed.; 57:00 The government’s creation for compliant citizens; 1 hour mark gives you how Mrs. Hoge defines CCSS; 1:08 ‘what’s your worth (human capital wise) to the nation?’ and the massive agenda that EVERY child is educational deprived, so they MUST be corrected. When you are at the 1:17 hour mark, listen to the way state grants will use ALL students (regardless of where they attend school) are entered into the P-20 data stream (Preschool to age 20); Listening at 1:26, be sure to note the ‘wrap around mental health’ interweaving into schools; Workforce alignment is at 1:33(to include all citizens from preK to retirement); At the 1:36 mark, a short break where you’ll hear Pink Floyd’s “Brick in the Wall”.  After this the Gov. of PA discussion resumed; next is the critical thinking via CCSS about 1:47; The ESEA reauthorizing and Lamar Alexander’s Title One debacle at 1:49 (I just wrote about this last week); School choice and your taxes used for CCSS will kill all private education, 1:51; 1:54 homeschooling impact via failing standardized tests, thus being denied work or college; 1:57 Mrs. Hoge brings back up the Title One funding will kill public schools in your neighborhood..so where does the local school board go? AWAY! What will replace, charter schools with NO elected school boards. Therefore no representation for local education! Near the end, 2:02 the Senator’s bill with NO number is on the fast track for vote in March 2015. “Charter schools are public schools”, 2:05; 2:07 a bypass of states rights!! “Free day care” gives us data collection, 2:08; toddler and kindergarten behavior assessing via teachers/caregivers (who are not licensed mental health professionals), 2:10; Mental conditioning for toddlers, 2:12; redefining what special needs is in education will continue mental conditioning, 2:15. At the 2:20 mark, how the U.S. Census will be redesigned to help data collection along. Weak links include data collection, HIPPA not covering educational records, follow this topic. Listen to 2:30, how in some states schools are being taken over and converted into charter schools because assessments aligned to Common Core were failed!

 

What you need to take away from this:

Collectivism training (If there was an old lady would you push her in the road OR throw rocks at her?) No individualism will be tolerated.

Career Pathway (don’t pass the test at 3rd grade, don’t move on; don’t graduate…)

Blueprint for Learning a Living, SCANS report: http://wdr.doleta.gov/SCANS/lal/lal.pdf

B. F. Skinner’s Plan (radical behavior plan)

Functional Literacy/what are you teaching my child?/how can you assess honesty?

Mental health agenda IS the main point of education reform! FERPA monster moves.

Common Core: transfer of power from local to federal for data’s sake so you can be measured by your attitude.

National I.D. System: http://www.newswithviews.com/Hoge/anita112.htm

See what the information will look like:
ncdatacrap

E-Scholar, a leader in educational data mining, website: http://www.escholar.com/ {impacts ANY student 29 years and under in all types of schools, not just public}

Interpersonal training at home (passed off as ‘parent involvement’)

Standards Aligned Systems from Pennsylanvia (http://www.pdesas.org/module/sas/aboutsas.aspx)

Title One will follow the child via scholarship or vouchers. Totally changes how your property taxes are assessed via CCSS.

Effective domain: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/affective/index.html

Pyramid Model for Educational Mental Conditioning: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/affective/index.html

My article about Sen. Alexader’s massive bill: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/rmt-will-you-help/

Activist steps:
Listen to the list Mrs. Hoge gives, 2:33

1) Charlotte Iserbyt’s website: http://abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com/

2) Change HIPPA to include educational records.

3) Parents write letters for informed consent to Superintendents/Principals .

4) Use the Data System resource mentioned earlier to know what items to ‘opt out’ of.

5) Every state has RTI (Response To Intervention). STOP IT!

6) PPA (Protection of Pupils Amendment) will stop the psychological abuse!

7) Watch your property taxes and what happens with the funding, is it staying in my community or is it going to Regional Workforce, State level organizations.

8) Contact your federal legislators and tell them to seek anti Common Core warriors like Mrs. Hoge, Mrs. Iserbyt to appear BEFORE the Sen. Alexander bill can be voted on!!