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Don’t Call Them…

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we’ve seen time and time again, how our Congressional elected leaders (you know, they like to be called ‘representatives’ or ‘senators’) are NOT leading America to remain a free and independent, prosperous country. You know them as Congress members.

Somewhere down the Congressional line of creating legislation, it was cast aside that ANY legislation (proposed or turned into law) which was repugnant (unpleasant and distasteful) to the U.S. Constitution, was/is to be considered null and void!

Warriors, this doesn’t even cover all the bills and laws which are, in fact, in complete violation of the U.S. Constitution!! Especially in education!

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As a result, Congress abandoned We the People and has combined education (which isn’t their responsibility) with labor and health care.

While today’s officials certainly overreach into these main federal agencies (ed/labor/health care), there are a host of others overreaching as well.

Also, Congress has not reined in ONE President yet, who has overreached into education! If they had, I truly believe our country would be much freer, much more prosperous, and, certainly within the U.S. Constitution and the Law of the Land.

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(*Note: If you’ve not heard of Marbury vs Madison, this short video does an excellent job explaining how the U.S. Constitution is even more authoritative than ANY elected or appointed official or judge, even the Supreme Court!)

So, my advice? Don’t call them ‘leaders’! The path Congress IS leading us down, is the one to ‘global homogenized servitude’.

Congress is NOT as powerful as they think they are, when actively carrying out MANY repugnant and illegal bills/laws. If we MUST call these violators anything, I suggest ‘official’. 

Any President or Presidential hopeful who continues to support the blending of education to labor, health care, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math); which TOTALLY United Nations; is in violation of repugnant and illegal activities.

Warriors, I think it’s past time to remind these officials that our country is in dire need of a reboot!
Back to the U.S. Constitution, back to separation of powers between federal and State. Back to the power of the citizens to decide for themselves how best to live life, pursue happiness, provide for themselves, and to educate based on the FAMILY’s values, not government prescribed ‘outcomes’.

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The 116th Congressional Repugnant Bills:

Warriors, 3 bills from Congress have been passed from one chamber to another since I first wrote about them.

One is HR 753 (Global Electoral Exchange Act). When I first told you about this bill, it was April 2019. This bill passed over the the Senate in May 2019. It was first introduced in January of 2019. Presidential hopeful Castro’s brother is the original sponsor.

HR 753 will allow a globalization of our election process! It will put the U.S. Dept. of State in charge of a global electoral exchange program where countries can come to America (and we can travel to theirs) to learn ‘best practices’ from each other.

How does HR 753 impact education? Well, the U.S. State Dept. is a full fledged CCSS Machine member devoted to embedding as many UN agenda items into America as possible. Then, there are any and all kinds of groups associated with education which can participate in the ‘best practices’ for elections. Finally, civics as a subject will be a channel for change. HR 753 also amends our US Tax Codes.

I’m sharing the HR 753 list of Congressional actions. The original bill text can be found in the April article. However, you may wish to see the updated version.

HR 1359, Digital GAP Act is the second one which has had recent activity. It passed the entire House on 5/21/19. It’s in the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations. If you’d like to read the 116th’s version (not much different than it’s former version), go here.

Now, when I first wrote about this one, it was known as HR 600 from the 115th Congress.  The entire title of the bill is Digital Global Access Policy Act.  The global access is a hellacious overreach into our lives. The evidence has already been given that student data goes global, this simply expands that. Below is an image from the 2018 article.

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The true nature of HR 1359 is digital economy. As in the data badge type where your social credit score can dictate your life. As in the type of bitcoin, social impact tool your data becomes. As in the type of data trail to control your education and where you work.
Warriors, Congress believes by opening ‘Pandora’s internet access’ we’ll somehow lift folks out of poverty and boost the global economy!

Third, and last to have an update is S 406, The Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program. It passed the Senate on 7/25/19 and is in the House’s Oversight and Reform Committee.

Back in April 2019, I wrote 2 articles showing how this bill was (and still is) being fast tracked. If ever there was a time to apply the repugnant and illegal grabs against our Constitution, it’s S 406. This creates a task force based off a 2015 US law creating human capital (that’s We the People) systems. It will unite AI (Artificial Intelligence) and 5G into every portion of our lives, especially education via ‘coding’ (which is part of STEM).
S 406 also embeds more UN agenda into our American laws.

Warriors, if you’ll remember, ‘coding’ is a big portion of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), as well as HEA (Higher Education Act), and, WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act).

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Closing:

Warriors, in my next article, I’ll go over more repugnant and illegal legislation those officials have been churning out while burning up their copies of the very document they swore to uphold and protect.

How dare we let them continue. How dare we get behind and support some of these same officials who are leading us straight to ruin.

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All Encompassing Moves

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, did you know there are 4 US Congressional bills which seek to globalize 2 distinct SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) agenda points in America?

If not, that’s the topic for today’s article.
Meet ‘sisters’ HR 753 and S 324 (Global Electoral bills) along with S 861 and HR 1857 (Global LGBTI* bills).

What will these Bills mean for education, should they become law? Before we find out, remember, that I shared how HR 1 (For the People Act) has quite a few back doors into education with a UN (United Nations) agenda attached. As you know, the SDGs are the  UN’s doing.

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HR 1857 and S 861: International Human Rights Defense Act of 2019.

First, let’s define “LGBTI”: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and, Intersexual.

Secondly, What Senators and Representatives running for President (or considering running) are sponsoring or co-sponsoring either of these ‘sisters’?
In the Senate: Co-sponsors, Warren, Gillibrand, Sanders, Harris, and, Booker.(*Note: Sen. Markey is the sponsor and there are a total of 21 Senators backing this.)
In the House: Co-sponsors, Ryan, Moulton, and, Swalwell. (*Note: Rep. Lowenthal is the sponsor.)

When you look below, don’t miss the Trump Administration’s continuation of the Obama Administration LGBTI agenda. How did that happen? Fellow Warrior, Alex Newman explained in 2018, that Sec. Pompeo was the main reason.

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Third, these Bills basically use the U.S. State Dept.’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and, Labor to create a new government official position: LGBTI Envoy.

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If you’ve not read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the State Dept. has a copy.

Warriors, on Pages 13 and 14 of S 861, I found this: ‘bilateral and multilateral fora’. What in the world is that?!  Well, bi-lateral would mean two nations, or in this case, 2 groups agreeing to make across the board changes. Multi-lateral means many nations, or in this case, many people, agreeing to make changes across the board. Fora (related to ‘forum’) means a central meeting place.
So, in other words, the programs, policies, funding, and whatever else relates to making changes at every level and in every corner for the LGBTI Envoy will be needed. This will not only impact Americans, but the citizens all over the world.

On Page 17, you’ll see that all US federal agencies will need to devote money for programs for the LGBTI citizens here and those who are resettling into America from elsewhere. This will combine government at all levels, non-government groups, and faith-based entities.

Page 18 shows you how the USAID will co-ordinate with the new Envoy. Warriors, as you know, I’ve shown you how the USAID is in the CCSS Machine, as well as the State Dept. Page 19 will reveal the data tracking needed to safeguard LGBTI citizens.

Page 20 shows the “Global Strategy Requirements” needed. Basically total collaboration and co-ordination of all US federal agencies (including the U.S. Dept. of Education). Page 23 will embed child marriage statuses, Page 24 shows the U.S. Global Equality Fund*, while 25 reveals a leadership program for LGBTI activists needs to happen (at taxpayer expense?). (*Note: the GEF, Global Equality Fund is held in the State Dept. and is a P3 (public private partnership).)

HR 753 and S 324, Global Electoral Exchange Act:

Warriors, the sponsor for HR 753 is Rep. Castro (brother to 2020 Presidential hopeful). The Senate version is sponsored by 2020 Presidential hopeful Sen. Klobuchar. The Senate version has one co-sponsor, while the House’s version has 3. (*Note: you can access Klobuchar’s education stance here.)

For my fellow NC Warriors, Rep. Mark Meadows is a co-sponsor on HR 753. You may wish to ask him about his loyalty to the US, and the folks of NC.

What will these Bills do? Warriors, basically, it’s the sense of Congress that we need to employ internationally recognized election ‘best practices’ into the ones held here, in the US. It’s also their sense that other nations can employ American ‘best practices’ in elections. Like the other pair of ‘sister bills’ (above), these Bills authorize the U.S. State Dept. of create and administer GEEP (Global Electoral Exchange Program).

Like the two ‘sisters’ above, these Bills also create a unity between the State Dept. and USAID. How? In the form of awarding financial grants.

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Warriors, the U.S. Dept. of Education was not mentioned in either Bill, but we can pretty guess from the information we have that our students will somehow be impacted.

The Americans traveling, as well as the visiting countries cannot influence elections; cannot meddle with legitimacy of elections; and, cannot study any election (local, State, or, federal) without official permission. Congress will also create a GEEP Alumni. After GEEP (should it become law) is in place, bi-annual reports must be given. No end date was given, so we can pretty much guess that HR 753/ S 324 mean to make this permanent. No price tag was given, but I can assure you GEEP will NOT be cheap.

What type of groups are eligible for the GEEP Grants? Any group which defined by the IRS Tax Code of 1986, Sect. 501 (c) (3), as well as tax exempt under Sect. 501 (a).

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Warriors, do you see the danger of our REPUBLIC in these Bills? With all the problems our nation faces why must we see Congress place us in the center of every other country’s business? Do we really need every other country in ours?

While securing humans don’t get attacked for what they are or how they believe, why is the State Dept. increasing in power and authority? As far as our elections? That needs to be within our borders, not spread across oceans.

Since the State Dept. is enlarging (which certainly is not shrinking the federal footprint), we need to look at those leading the Dept.

Are they in the CCSS Machine? Since the State Dept. is a ‘card carrying’ CCSS Machine member, we HAVE to know. (*Note: Sec. Pompeo is most definitely in the CCSS Machine. His top contributors (from his Congressional days) were Koch Brothers/Industries, AT & T, Big Biz, Big Insurance, and, Big Labor.)

Why would Congress wish to make these plans? I believe it’s a way to seek more control over us, as citizens while globalizing our nation in some big ways.

Related Legislation:

There are  redistricting Bills which will feed off the ‘big Census’ (decennial) data. The next ‘big Census’ is in 2020. These will thrive on data collection and storage. If States cannot follow the federal mandates, then the federal government will step in and handle any redistricting measures needed.

There’s also a House bill (HR 51) which will also redesign the nation’s districts/representation by making the District of Columbia into a State. This Bill has lots of support (203 co-sponsors; Reps. Ryan, Moulton, and, Swalwell are the 2020 Presidential hopefuls backing this) in the House. In the Senate, the identical ‘twin sister’ is S 631 (32 co-sponsors; Sens. Sanders, Klobuchar, Harris, Booker, and, Gillibrand are the 2020 Presidential hopefuls backing this version). Warriors, these Bills will also fully repeal the 23rd Amendment of the Constitution.

Census Information Is Used To Create Redistricting:

We know that the 2020 Census has been beefed up to take more of our personal information than ever before. The  redistricting Bills I’ve seen will prohibit States from redistricting in certain ways as well as tell them how to redistrict.
Two of these redistricting Bills have the same name (John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act). The third is called the Coretta Scott King Mid-Decade Redistricting Prohibition Act.

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, if you’re concerned about seeing your State redistricted and told how to do it, I urge you to take the time to read HR 124 and HR 130 (John Tanner) and HR 44 (Coretta Scott King). These will literally impact your home, your family, and, your neighborhoods.

If you’re concerned about the 2020 Census, I urge you to read the Census Bureau’s Planning Survey (released in Jan. 2019) as well as the Final Report on the focus groups used. You’ll find (Final Report) that education is considered a ‘soft quota data point’ on the Census. So, any question concerning education will be amassed to help community (local, State, and, federal) funding. With the grasp the CCSS Machine has on education, this is crucial.

I did look at the questions on the Planning Survey, and, frankly some were a bit too nosy for my taste. For example, how often are you on the internet? What type of device do you use? Then, there was Question #44:

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Warriors, if you look at the Operational Design for the 2020 Census, you’ll find that third party data partnerships are a reality. You’ll also see the Census Bureau is going to be pushing on-line participation rather than the old paper forms we have filled out. Much like those high-stakes assessments our students have, I’d say opt for paper & skip on-line.
(*Note: On page 59, you’ll see the redistricting information and how it’s used.)

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Let’s remember that the Census Bureau is housed in the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. This federal agency is also a CCSS Machine member group. In the President’s 2020 Budget, you’ll see their connection to education.

Warriors, we also know the Census directly impacts funding and programs in your communities. HR 1451 (Community Service related) is called the “Keep Community Service Local Act”. Now, the odd thing about this Bill is that it prohibits States from ending their Corporation for National and Community Service office UNLESS the federal government approves it. If you’ve not heard of this corporation, you may know it by some of the programs it oversees, AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, etc. I’ve shown you how these are CCSS Machine aligned and will fit into ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act).

How, is THAT State sovereignty? How is THAT local control?

Think about this way, ESSA  mandated that communities align their efforts to ‘student achievement’. Also, community service projects are key to some education programs. By having a national “Mother, may I?” bill hardly seems it’s geared for the citizens. But, then ESSA wasn’t geared for the students, teachers, or, taxpayers either. 

Closing:

Warriors, are you seeing the circle around your community shrinking? I hope so. The government is NOT our friend. It’s not our protector. Government isn’t even listening to us.

As I said in my last article, a full mode of civil disobedience is in order. We cannot allow DC to manipulate us in the ways these Bills are being considered. We have a charge to take down our government when it ceases to be about “We the People” and becomes about ‘We the Corporate Minions’

 

It’s Saturday Morning

Hello all you Anti Fed Ed Warriors! We’ve reached the next-to-the-last day of 2017. We’ve had many highs and lows in fighting our War Vs the Core this year. 

When I last wrote you, you learned about some ways in which not only education, but health care, is being used as tools for total alignment in our lives. The evidence shows a deeply sinister shift toward manipulation of our minds, as well as confinement for our students when it comes to what they will do with their lives.

It is my belief we should be looking more into things like this. Why? We can’t fight what we do not see coming at us.
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In the “Educating Our Health?” article, you were able to see how gaming is being used as a weapon to target students. I also suggested you look at all the other NIH (National Institutes of Health) SEPA (Science Education Partnership Awards) projects which are helping fund moves like this. 

For example, while the NIH/SEPA gave NC State University big bucks to create and implement a game bent on steering kids towards pre-determined healthcare careers, funds were awarded in Denver for what’s called ‘citizen science’.

What’s ‘citizen science’? A screen shot below from the Project page (added emphasis is mine)

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Warriors, we’ll get back to the NIH/SEPA later, it’s the thought of ‘citizen science’ I would like to stay in for a little longer. Why? It deals with Saturdays.

My TV On Saturday Mornings:

satmornWarriors, when was the last time you turned on your TVs on Saturday morning and watched? I’ve seen what’s there. IF you have access to the channels where you CAN find cartoons, that’s great. However, what’s the theme underneath those cartoons?

IF you’re like me and you have removed that access, what’s on the antenna channels on Saturday mornings? Education/informational shows! Shows filled with farces and fallacies when it comes to education. How? Read on, Warriors!

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This is a screen shot of the official Xploration Station TV show. This image I’ve captured lasts only a few seconds before it’s replaced with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) award-winning show information.

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According to the “About Us” video (which continually flashes several images at you in rapid speed, along with a Carl Sagan quote), Xploration Station is where ‘entertainment and science intersect’. If you visit the website, notice that the usually-only-seen-on Fox TV show is also available on Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo, and Netflix. This one show reaches over 4 million people.

Warriors, while I know there are other such shows on Saturday mornings now, I chose to use Xploration Station as an example because of what the spoken content was telling the audience. As the show comes on you hear the introduction of how this show is rated E/I (educational and informative). You also hear how this show is designed for the entire family to get involved in science.

Warriors, Xploration Station also ‘is the country’s ONLY broadcast destination dedicated exclusively to STEM EDUCATION for teens and families.’

Xploration Station has some pretty big partners, too. Zero Gravity (Zero-G) Corporation, National Geographic, and more. If you do not know about Zero Gravity Corporation, go here, scroll down to “About” and read how a former NASA employee started this company. To see the National Geographic information, go here.

Warriors, did you know there are federal education mandates for TV? Below, you’ll see how Xploration Station complies.

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Just before the TV Show first aired (began in 2014), B & C (Broadcast and Cable) reported WHY the Xploration Station was being trotted out for early Saturday mornings.  It was because America, as a nation, was falling behind in STEM education.

Warriors, this one show is a block of at least 2 hours! When ESSA’s (Ever Student Succeeds Act) mandates were signed into law, one of the ones I pointed out was how the push for increased overreach into our homes would be seen. The mandate of 24/7/365 access to technology for educational purposes was not a joke. The mandate for learning anytime, in any location, including your home has become a reality. We not only should ‘starve the beast’, we should turn off the technology!


Meanwhile, At NIH/SEPA:

The mentality of let’s get the entire family on the STEM bandwagon is at a rabid pace.
In Seattle, WA, another SEPA winner has a family specific STEM program. Why? Because enough families aren’t engaged enough with STEM.

The CCSS Machine’s not done with us yet, look what’s coming in 2018:

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To access the grant information for both arms of the NIH programs, go here and here.

If you’re not sure how STEM fits into the CCSS Machine, simply consider this for 2018 and beyond. The UN (United Nations) is a connector. 

Warriors, we KNOW the two are connected. Congress may or may not. Evidence proves that regardless of their knowledge of HOW STEM and CCSS are connected, they’ve turned a blind eye. I believe they’ll solider on in compliance to all that is happening in our educational system. Is it wrong? Absolutely! Is it up to us to put a stop to all that we can? Indeed!

Closing:

Warriors, do not simply resolve to fight back against the CCSS Machine in 2018, plan your actions now! The window of opportunity for us to protect our students is closing faster than we want to admit. Be brave in 2018! Stand up in 2018! Speak out, even if your voice shakes. We were not born to be compliant people. We were born a free people. Free, we must remain!

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Alexander’s Rag(e)?!

Thanks to a dedicated anti CCSS Warrior, I was pointed to the Morning News by Politico.
Link: http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-education/2016/09/career-education-bill-breaks-down-in-senate-216421

While this is a temporary victory, we need to remember the source: Sen. Alexander.

*Cheerleader for ESSA
*Caught on public record stating alignment for HEA (Higher Ed Act) was next after ESSA became law, and supported by many CTE (Career Tech Ed special interest groups).
*He also knows full well that Perkins Funds (used for CTE) are federal level and given to the States.
*Alexander surely knows all this and much more. He helped write these laws! He’s also a huge key player in birth to grave alignment (that infamous late 80s speech is proof).

From Alexander’s ragging on/raging on this morning:

*We now know the Senate HELP was set to hear ‘discussion’ on S3271, The Workforce Advance Act. The ‘sister’ bill to HR5587, Strengthening Career Tech Education in the 21st Century.

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How Both tie to ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act):

* ESSA ties those funds to not only post-secondary readiness, but student enrollment numbers for those ages 5 to 17 years old.
* ESSA also ties the Perkins funds to education as defined by WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act).
* ESSA also embedded every single shred of the ESEA of 1965, which means NCLB went with it to, ESSA DID NOT fix NCLB!
* ESSA also gives the US Sec. of Ed tremendous increases in his authority. One of which is he is the one to oversee a smooth transition from old ESEA to new ESSA nationwide. Since Perkins funds/CTE are in ESSA, that means King’s got the authority over them in other bills.

What Politico reported:

The article states, “Democrats are opposed to the new restrictions on the education secretary’s authority, and point out that such measures were not included in the House bill — which cleared that chamber on a 405-5 vote. “Senator Murray has been working with Democrats and Republicans toward a bipartisan bill to reauthorize Perkins CTE, and she is hopeful that this can continue and get done as quickly as possible,” said Murray spokesman Eli Zupnick.”

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As far as HR 5587’s (The Strengthening Career Technical Education in the 21st Century which passed 405-5) position on Dr. King’s authority: See Page 18 of the 88 page Bill:

 SEC. 8. TRANSITION PROVISIONS.  Section 4 (20 U.S.C. 2303) is amended—  (1) by striking ‘‘the Secretary determines to be appropriate’and inserting ‘‘are necessary’’;  (2) by striking ‘‘Carl D. Perkins Career and  Technical Education Act of 2006’’ each place it appears and inserting ‘‘Strengthening Career and  Technical Education for the 21st Century Act’’;
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As far as King’s power in the S3271, Workforce Advance Act 
(An excerpt from my “Congress Loves CTE” article/comparing  S3271 and HR5587)

 the bill would allow the Department of Education to use national CTE activities to help identify successful methods and best practices for providing dual or concurrent enrollment programs and early college high school career and technical education opportunities.” See:
 https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/congress-loves-cte/

While in the text of S3271 you do not see Dr. King’s shift from determining ‘appropriate’ CTE  to ‘necessary’ CTE; you do see he has total rein over dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, Perkins Funds, all the Title funds involved in CTE, early college high schools, apprenticeship programs, as well as the backing of the National Assoc. for CTE, see their crosswalk document for aligning ESSA and WIOA.

https://commoncorediva.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/senate-principles-crosswalk_final.pdf

You’ll also want to see this little gem from the Congress.gov website about S3271, “Official Titles as Introduced: A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 regarding dual or concurrent enrollment programs and early college high schools.”

Source: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/3271/titles


Closing:

Warriors, while it is a sigh of relief for WHATEVER reason Alexander pulled his stunt this morning, it goes without saying that we MUST brace ourselves.

We’ve been able to see right through the smoke and mirror, pro CCSS Machine chatter from D.C., especially from Senators Alexander and Murray. Remember, they BOTH led the nation to ESSA as law. BUT, they were hardly alone.

We know the HELP Committee isn’t done. There are 2 OTHER CTE Bills remaining in their  hands: S3190 (CTE for Rural Health Care; ties Obama Care to CTE), and S3174 (LADDER Act; creates a national workforce council in the Executive Branch of the government).
Oh, and by the way, Dr. John King, as US Sec. of Ed (0r his appointee) is to be among the council members).

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Knowing Fiscal 2016 is winding down, it is truly important we keep tuned to Congress. Especially on the LADDER Act. Why? As I previously researched, published, and have spoken out about, the LADDER funds are ALREADY set aside for Fiscal Years 2017 to 2026. It wouldn’t surprise me at all that Alexander purposefully is taking S3271 off the immediate action table (especially since the House threw the nation under the CCSS Machine 405-5) and put S3174 in its place.

The House’s Ed/Workforce Committee hearing for 10 am on ESSA Title 3 Regulatory Fiat, appears to still be on schedule for 9/21.  Link: http://edworkforce.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=401015

Why this hearing’s a CCSS Machine dream come true? Funding and educratic doublespeak. See:
https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/special-edition/

Up to Speed

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Now, more than ever!

Greetings, Anti  CCSS Warriors! Anti Fed Led Ed Warriors! As we saw and heard yesterday, we have much work to do. While the CCSS Machine continues its course on grinding down our nation, we know the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) will indeed play a massive part in the process. We know that the upcoming re-authorization of the HEA (Higher Education Act) will also play an equally massive part.

While the U.S. Senate listened to the citizens (or didn’t listen), our first action is to ensure their return to the Senate after the November 2016 races DOES NOT happen. Why? Look at those who voted to usher Dr. King in as the next Secretary of Education. Most are career politicians! If they aren’t career members, they are folks who have sold out to the Status Quo for education. Let us join together to make sure their Status Quo stance is no longer acceptable! To see just who voted for Dr. King, who didn’t, and who skipped the opportunity to vote, see:  https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cdi1wmJVIAAcr8V.jpg
A bit hat tip to Michelle Malkin for this.

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A huge thanks to every Warrior who voiced their dissent publicly via the #StopJohnKing Action Page. We have a big hat tip for the U.S. PIE (United States Parents Involved in Education) and the PJNET (Patriot Journalists Network). Both these groups joined forces to create the campaign. Thousands of messages were sent to the U.S. Senate! We were successful in this campaign on several levels. 1) We influenced 6 members of the U.S. HELP Committee to change their first vote of confidence for Dr. King to a ‘no’ vote at the second meeting. 2) Several Senators have voiced big concerns and think Dr. King is the wrong man for job. This means they are listening! 3) Public records will now reflect our voices and will be superior evidence. When Senators seek our votes, we can use our evidence to hold them accountable!!

A big thanks, to you my blog followers for being patient with me as I put aside the blog long enough to help lead the #StopJohnKing efforts. Trust me, as big, deep, and wide as the CCSS Machine is, there will still be plenty to research and write about.

In the meantime, I am embedding the last two articles I wrote before the Twitter campaign. They were ‘hot’ enough to get me blocked on Facebook both days. The articles will discuss the movements of the CCSS Machine in aligned education in ways you wouldn’t think matter.
The Pearson article: Gender Intelligence and Career Tech Education, CCSS alignment.
It is a 2-in-1 article.
See: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/pearsons-gi-more-alignment-in-the-workplace/
Then, the connections between voting for education bonds in your state (using NC as the example) and the CCSS Machine. It includes a video presentation which is great on information and definitely not a slick production. My goal was to get it out there before the NC Primary (3/15/16), but as important as voting is, we need to know what our local governments are trying to pass over us as if we couldn’t see the connections.
See: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/update-ccss-cte-stem-and-connect-nc-bond/

Thank you for your continued trust in my research. Thank you for your teamwork.eddesserts

Weekend News: “No”, a Powerful Word!

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Anti CCSS Warriors, have you noticed how “no” is working in our fight to free our nation of all things ‘Common Core’? Slowly, but surely, our voices are proving effective. However, we have a lot more speaking to do! In this edition of my Weekend News, I have some ways in which we are proving ‘no’ is succeeding in chopping up the CCSS Machine!

Just Saying “No” to Dr. King:

A few days ago, someone posted on Facebook to use the hashtag: #saynotoking on Twitter. There have been a few comments shared. We need many more Tweets, Warriors!
Another hashtag which needs more comments and is related: #sayno2king.
You can post your anti-King comments on the account #noking, but be warned, there are many other comments referring to more sexual topics than anything else. The same will ring true for the hashtag #no2king.

Of interest and can be related to saying ‘no’ would be to ‘crash’ the NEA Summit’s Trending Twitter account, happening this weekend. NEA (National Educators Association) is a well known member of the CCSS Machine and was totally supportive of the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). Let ’em know, we the opposed, are saying ‘no’, ‘no’, and a ‘thousand times, no!’ to Dr. King AND ESSA!

 

Every Congress member should know our position when it comes to fed led education!
Every Congress member should know our position when it comes to fed led education!

The Devil is in the Details:

While the date of 2/25/16 was widely shared as the confirming/denying vote for Dr. King, little was shared about the the ‘quiet approval’ of the U.S. Senate HELP Committee (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee) on the 25th of February 2016.

Since it is, in fact the entire U.S. Senate who must confirm or deny Dr. King’s appointment as the U. S. Secretary of Education, let their Twitter feed reflect our ire and disgust! Use #USSenate! To date, there is only one Tweet devoted to saying ‘no’ where Dr. King is concerned. Let’s see if we can increase that number exponentially, shall we?

We must use the days between now and 3/9/16 to continue to raise awareness, to speak louder to EVERY U.S. Senator in saying “no”. How do I know the vote was cast? A pro-side CCSS Machine member’s Tweet:
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By looking further into the Tweet, I found the U.S. HELP’s proceedings were quick (about 2 and 1/2 hours) and another step in the WRONG direction for education!
Follow this link to get the EdWeek viewpoint (will be the second article you see) Then go to the hearing itself from the HELP Committee.
The EdWeek link: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/
See: http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/nomination-of-dr-john-king-to-serve-as-secretary-of-education
(Warning: Sen. Alexander begins the entire hearing, so have a punching bag ready! You will also need to hear the new Coalition Alexander spews off in his opening comments.) While it painful to listen to, as an anti CCSS Warrior, you must! It gives us plenty of clues as to where to target our ‘no’ voices!

To see Dr. King’s prepared statement given before the U.S. HELP Committee:
http://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/King8.pdf
(Note: Dr. King directly points out the work to be done to update the HEA, Higher Education Act. Big warning for MORE alignment to the CCSS Machine, Warriors!!)

To contact your Senators directly, use the U.S. Senate contact pages:
http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

To help put together a Twitter rally and/or Facebook campaign of urging the Senators to ‘just say no’ to Dr. King and his reign of pain in education, help me urge your state groups or national groups against CCSS, to get this ‘no’ effort to increase! If you have ties to the Patriot Journal Network and are familiar with their awesome Twitter rallies to bring attention to a cause, let them know we need help immediately! Together, we CAN do much! Together, we can say “NO” forcibly enough Washington will have no choice in confirming Dr. King, they will have to deny him! Are you with me?! Great! Keep saying NO to federally led education! Keep saying NO to the embedded CCSS in the ESSA, in spite of what lies you hear that it isn’t!! Help us unite to say ‘YES’ to Stop Fed Ed!!