Anti Fed Ed Warriors, here we are for article #5 in my September 2019 Workforce Development (aka Workforce Education) series.
So far, in the first installment, we covered the Senatorial Resolution (which the ENTIRE Senate agreed to support) declaring Sept. 2019 as “workforce development month”.
In Part 2, we covered how skill based education is killing academic based education.
Part 3 uncovered this workforce education shift is more about economics than personal freedom.
Part 4 showed you the global-to-federal-to-state-to-local chain of educratic BS supporting workforce aligned education.
So, what can I show you in Part 5? How the STEM/STEAM hype is 100% workforce education disguised as quality learning.
First, Some Background:
Warriors, if you’ve followed my blog long you know I’ve repeatedly shown you the proof that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) is not American created (it’s from the UN, United Nations), nor is it intended for American education.
If you’ve not followed my blog very long, you’ll probable object to that last statement.
Believe me, I’ve heard from several anti CCSS Warriors, who will not accept that STEM is a tool for workforce prepped citizens carrying out every one of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). STEM is in the SDG Toolkit as the #1 change agent for our communities to align themselves to the ‘greater global good’.
So, since STEM isn’t American, how did it get inserted into education here? The term “STEM” is an acronym the NSF (National Science Foundation) coined at the UN’s encouraging, to market the agenda in a way that sounded like good education, but isn’t one bit. If you didn’t know this the NSF is a United States federally funded non-government agency. However, the federal power it carries out is tremendous. STEM was ‘rolled out’ about the time Common Core State Standards were. The ploy was to quietly insert them, so folks wouldn’t notice while all the attention was on CCSS.
Again, just another way to have government control of education. As far as workforce development in STEAM, it’s just as menacing as all the other overreaches. Howso? STEAM’s agenda is to have a ‘preK to gray’workforce.
Back in 2015, I gave you a 2 part article set on how the STEM agenda was embedded in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), HEA (Higher Education Act), what would become ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) legislation, and, was all about workforce development.
So, Why Is “Stalking” In The Title?
Warriors, I chose ‘stalking’ for a couple of reasons. First, to get attention for the article. Secondly, to illustrate that the dictionary defines a stem as a ‘main part’ or a ‘stalk’ (as in a plant’s formation). Think about it, STEM was forced upon us as ‘education’ but the main part isn’t education, it’s workforce! It’s a workforce for a STEM nation and a STEM economy, too!
If you’re curious how Wall Street feels about STEM/STEAM, look at the hype Dun and Bradstreet’s MDR division is putting out there:
If you’re curious as to how DC feels about STEM/STEAM, I’ve got plenty of evidence to show you how our previous and current Administrations fully support STEM/STEAM. (*Note: that last highlighted link takes you to the U.S. Dept. of Education where you’ll see 7 federal education arms fully support STEM.)
Recently, Forbes published an article about the vital importance STEM education for a workforce is needed in America. When you read it, be sure to note the NFL cleats and that STEM is a part of the economic and social justice. That ‘economic justice’? That’s SDG #1 (end poverty). As we know, SDG#4 is quality education and SDG#8 is decent work for all. “Social justice” is woven into SDG#5 gender equality, as well as several others.
Warriors, can you see the ‘writing on the wall’? STEM is the change agent to have us conform, not remain free thinkers!
Warriors, how is a barely educated citizen supposed to survive in a conformed system?
Total dependence on the government, if the CCSS Machine gets its way.
“Educratic takeover of our nation is about 98% complete. Will others join us to save the remaining 2%? It only take a small number of emboldened citizens to fight back.” Lynne M Taylor as Common Core Diva
Thanks to Karen B. for the picture. When I posted this and included the above quote, this is the response I got from Elaine M., a devoted follower. It is my hope you see some distinct ties happening now, which also have happened long ago.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, it’s “From the Files” Tuesday. So, what does that mean? It means that what our topic of the day is, there will be documents shared which you’ll want to hang on to.
Warriors, you may be wondering why I used ‘geez’ in the title today. That’s a good question. I’ll be going over the most “G” meetings and preview a big one coming up in August 2019. What IS a “G” meeting? If you’ve heard of the G7 or G8, maybe the G20; that’s what I’m referring to. The “G” stands for ‘Group’. So, G7 is “Group of 7”. You can guess the others from there.
So, what do the G7, G8, and G20 have in store for education in the US? Let’s go to the files!
Warriors, the next G7 meeting is set for August 2019. According the their ‘about us’ information, the G7 is not a formal group with a charter or secretariat, like the UN (United Nations). However, they do have presidents and sherpas leading their meetings and advising all policies.
From what I can gather, the G7 exists to put into action what the G20 (as the global economic driver) plans out.
The last G7 meetingwas June 2018 and was held in Canada. Where did ‘education’ surface? Gender equality and the workforce. (At least according to the EU’s Report, linked above.)
If you’d like to listen to the Internet Society’s take on the last G7 meeting, that’s here. They were/are all ‘about’ technology (data collection). If you’d like to read the 2016 article on the Internet Society’s adoption of the SDGs and what it means for the entire world and internet access, go here.
As far as the 2019 G7meeting, here’s a preview from the IISD (International Institute for the Sustainable Development Goals). France holds the current Presidency.
Warriors, what difference does Russia joining the existing G7 countries mean? What does it mean for education? (*Note: the admission of Russia into this Group, has been off and on again, for years. However, economic influenced decisions impact everyone in the world, member country or not.
In fact, the Russians just hosted an international economic meeting earlier this month for SPIEF, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (June 2019). Among SPIEF partners, are the US/Russia Business Council, Germany, France, and Japan. Pretty much most of the G7 nations.) In all, over 500 Americans attended this Forum. There were many from the G20 in attendance, as well. (*Note: there are links to more SPIEF files below.)
Basically Warriors, the G8 is the coming together of the world’s top economic countries. This BBC link does a great job of explaining how the G8 differs from the G7. (*Note: the embedded video will not work, due to the fact it’s unavailable in the US.)
Warriors, let’s remember that economics are what is the driving force of the modern education shift from academics to workforce.
If you’d like to read this archived report of just HOW the power of the G8 has been used in both economics AND constitutionality, go here. (*Note: be sure to use the translation option.)
From what I can find, the sole purpose of the G8 is to breed global conformity on the top issues. Those issues appear to be right in step with the UN and SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), too.
Warriors, would you believe the religious leaders from across the globe are in support of the G8/G20? I found this YouTube video from the CCSS Machine member university (Georgetown Univ.) where you can hear directly from some religious leaders. If you’d like a full list of participants and churches/faiths represented, go here.
The G20’s Upcoming Meeting:
Warriors, as you know, I covered the 2018 G20 meetings before mainstream media. In those articles, I told you Japan would be hosting the 2019 Meetings. It’s set for late June 2019 (the 28th and 29th). What can we expect during those 2 days? (*Note: several G20 related meetings have either already been completed or will be by December 2019. Look in the “Related Resources” for more information.)
3) SPIEF’s attendees heard about ‘social guarantees’as provided by society. They also were ‘treated’ to the rhetoric of ‘next generation’ business leaders. With the way social justice and workforce based economics is going, these will play into America sooner than later. Especially with all our connections to the G7, G8, G20, ILO, and a host of other globally minded CCSS Machine members.
4) The complete list of G20 meetings (Labor’s is in Sept. 2019 and will absolutely involved education), go here.
5) If you’re concerned about ‘big data’, read this G20 speech by the Japanese Prime Minister.
7) To see the DW4SD complete context, my article on it is here. (*Note, you’ll also be able to connect the ILO to the U.S. Dept. of Labor. As you know, the Dept. of Labor is a huge overreaching agency in American education.)
8) The Denver, CO conference speakers and other resources are here. (*Note: be sure to see the ‘early childhood education collective impact’ information.)
9) If you’d like to keep up with all the global conferences and meetings which impact us, as Americans, without all the mainstream media misinformation, this is a handy link to have. Why is a ‘business’ calendar helpful for education news? As we know, education has been turned into a business, thanks to the CCSS Machine!
So where’s the Black Rose Anarchist Federation (BRAF) ? In the funding. You’ll find this on the “Budding Roses”About page near the bottom. Funds were raised on-line.
However, Warriors, look at what’s on the BRAF’swebsite:
Do you see the difference color makes as far as the visual of the children? Do you see the attitudes portrayed?
Here’s a quote from their “About Us” section, “Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra (BRRN) is a political organization with locals in over a dozen cities sharing a common set of politics and creating a shared strategic vision of how to build “popular power” in workplaces, neighborhoods, schools and all sectors of society towards the goal of libertarian socialism.”
(*Note: if you’re not sure what a ‘libertarian socialist’ is, read the 1997 definition from the Anarchist’s Library. It’s pretty eye-opening stuff.)
If you’re like me and have never heard of this political party, here’s a visual I found from Reddit which shows you about where their beliefs and practices will be:
******************************************************************************** Warriors, think about the ramifications toward the 4th-8th graders.
Think about the fact this is in over 12 cities (see below).
Think about this is a free camp/year round effort, so not only public school kids will have access.
Think about activist leaders. Will their beliefs match your family’s?
Think about it this way, what if other political groups hosted free summer camps/year round activities? They would become breeding grounds for each specific set of beliefs.
Again, what if they don’t match your family’s?
Think about the educators involved. Are they using their classrooms as ‘bully pulpits’ the rest of the time they spend with students?
Think about this from the international, or global, perspective. This type of camp would easily fit right into the UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Think about how this will turn the students away from honoring all authority.
********************************************************************************** Black Rose was formed in 2013 and merges 6 different US local and regional entities.
You’ll find BRFA in WA, TX, VA, OR, NY, FL, IL, NM, CA, and, MA. Cities are: Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Chicago, Austin, San Antonio, New York City, Richmond, Albuquerque, and, Seattle. Regions are the Central part of IL and the Bay Area of CA.
While At Camp:
So, Warriors, let’s say one of your kids goes to a Budding Roses Camp. What will they do? What educational resources are available?
Below is a screen shot excerpt of one of the recommended reading resources:
Warriors, “Bell Hooks” is always written in lower case and is a pen name. The bell hooks Institute is housed in Berea College (KY). Her own words about “Teaching To Transgress” can be read here. In summary, her views are progressive, whole child, and, social justice. The ‘perfect’ blend of the CCSS Machine has sold as ‘personalized social emotional learning for the greater global good’.
Warriors, if you’re not sure what camp-like activities your child would have, go to the Budding Roses“About” page and read the very short paragraph on ‘Daily Activities’.
It certainly isn’t the type of summer camp adults may remember having fun at.
Supporting The #RedForEd Teacher Walkouts:
Warriors, it’s not been a secret that the roots for the #RedForEd Teacher Walkouts have been identified. The 3 States in May 2019 and the AZ one are very troubling, as kids ended up being the biggest losers of the day.
But did you know the BRAF supports Teacher Walkouts? From their 5th Annual Convention (2018), you’ll see evidence. You can also find evidence (see below) on the Budding Roses Camp website. If you read more of the 2018 Convention Report, you’ll see Latin American countries were invited to participate. You’ll also see lots of militant viewpoints about the United States.
One last thing I can share with you about the BRAF. It’s known by the initials BRRN, not what I referred to them as. The BRRN stands for Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation.
Warriors, not much more information is out there about the BRRN (BRAF). What should stick with us, however, is how un-American all this is. It should bother us that this is open and accessible indoctrination in our communities. It should be an action point to combat the over militant and sexuality prongs of the Libertarian Socialism political views in our schools. Teaching children, in schools and in our communities, to reject all authority will leave us, as their parents, grandparents, friends, and, neighbors in terrible situations.
Not that I’m being over simplifying things here, but think about the kids movie “Jimmy Neutron”. The part where all the parents vanished and the kids were in total control.
It didn’t take long for their town to become out of control.
BRRN (BRAF)’s social justice camp for kids they are producing will breed anarchist Jimmy and Jill Neutrons.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we know there’s tremendous amount of overreach into our schools. We know, since ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), that the overreach doesn’t stop at the textbook.
Much has been written about the mind-grab; the mental health labels; the sheer amount of abuse being carried out in our schools and THROUGH our schools.
What do I mean?
Not everyone who’s been caught up in the mind-grab/mental health labeling is a public school child. Some are too young or too old to be in the public K-12th system; others are outside of the public system altogether, but, due to umbrella programs and after-school activities, the overreaches are funneled through these. We also know that entire families are being held almost captive to this system with ‘wrap around services for student success’.
One of the main things are States are doing to ‘dance to the ESSA tune’ is to create laws for MORE school mental health professionals and social workers. If you read my article a couple of days ago, you may remember the lion’s share of the $649 billion spent on public education is for teachers and professional staff. So much is being re-directed to ‘other school professionals’ that other much MORE needed programs are cut or eliminated.
My point? Like other Anti Fed Ed Warriors and concerned taxpayers is that medical services do not need to be inserted into our schools. Schools are supposed to be institutions of learning, not medicating or psychiatric wards.
*As always, on a topic like this, I need to state that I am NOT anti-mental health services or social work services, but as a Mom and a taxpayer, I know those services need to be separated from education. I also know as important as these services are, they should be 100%, they should be staffed by 100% qualified professional with real degrees and not fast track credentials.
What ESSA and the CCSS MachineHAS done to ‘medication’ (medicine + education = medication) is turn our schools into what Anita Hoge has called ‘quasi hospitals’. Talk to parents from around the nation and you’ll see her research proving this is spot on.
Warriors, you need to know that social workers also use the DSM in treating clients.
Meet HR 1532:
Warriors, this 116th Congressional bill is titled the “Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act”. It’s sponsor is Rep. Lee (CA). Rep. Lee is one of the social workers in Congress who also sits on the Congressional SW (Social Workers) Caucus.
Basically, the Bill sets up a new national, federally controlled Commission (independent from Congress and the U.S. Dept. of HHS, Health and Human Services) for policy moves in the social work sector. Warriors, remember, policy is the interpretation of law, NOT the law itself. Whomever, or, whatever group in charge of policy, gets to set the agenda.
Of special note concerning HR 1532:
a) From the Contents: Sect. 203 ‘reinvestment grants’ to States (from the Feds) for the social work profession.
b) Page 7, Children’s Defense Fund/ NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) cited information
c) Page 8, Community based programs.
d) Page 11, CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) is the ONLY acknowledged group for the profession by the Council for Higher Education.
e) Page 13, begins the federal level commission layout (ends on Page 20).
f) Sect. 201, federal grants to support social workers.
g) Sect. 203, begins; social work education/training grants.
h) Page 28, the Social Work Commission will contract with a national social work entity (either the National Assoc. of Social Workers or the Council on Social Work Education, CSWE) for all policy-making.
i) Page 29, P3s (public private partnerships) and collaborations in social work and through social work.
Warriors, I hope you can see that HR 1532 would further ‘stack the deck’ in favor of federal overreaches into our minds. Especially the minds of our students. Take into consideration that for all this partnershipping in the name of behavior/mental health, massive amounts of data will be needed, lots of tests and assessments will be in order as well. When you also consider that only ONE group will be in charge of ALL policies related, this should be a huge warning sign for us.
We must protect our children’s mental health! We must have a place at the ‘table’ when it comes to who treats our students, how qualified they are, and, what nationalized standards are involved.
There should be ZERO nationalized standards in education OR education related supports!
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, before you know it, we’ll be in June 2019. Summer thoughts may replace school plans. Depending on where you live and where you or your children go to school.
Before we break out the bug spray and sun screen, let’s look at a few items which we should use as encouragement to soldier on in our War Vs the Core. After all, the CCSS Machine will not be taking a summer 2019 break.
A) ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is still in place and hasn’t been repealed. It’s current status is being felt more and more every day. It’s future is also currently being considering for amending via individual bills in the 116th Congress.
B) We’re in election hype time. From now until the election in November 2020, to elect our President, and other leaders, we’ll be pelted with every kind of educratic BS possible. (If you missed my entire series on the Presidential candidates and their education plans, go here.)
C) With the 2020 Elections and the 116th Congress, the last federal education law to be re-authorized, the HEA (Higher Education Act) will see passage unless we fight it tooth and nail. If you missed the House and Senate bills which will amend or extend HEA, gohere.
D), Lastly, Warriors, with all of the above, the march towards globalism in education is firmly in place. How? The US’s continued ties to the United Nations (UN) and their SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Warriors, those things, by themselves, are plenty of mayhem to push upon us. However, there’s even more.
Warriors, here are some of the other things on the educratic radar.
You may have seen these in May, or you may not have seen them:
1) ACLJ has reported that parents have filed lawsuits to block Buddhist meditations in schools. While this isn’t new news, the American Center for Liberty and Justice has been tracking the indoctrination and UN-backed shift of ‘mindfulness’ in the classroom. (*Note: ACLJ is also a proponent for ‘school choice’, but that’s a whole issue unto itself.) Back in 2018, I wrote for thePatriot Institutehow yoga was being used in classrooms for UN’s SDGs as well as SEL (social emotional learning). Warriors, as you know, yoga is used for ‘mindfulness’.
2) Salt Lake City’s gearing up for the UN’s 68th Civil Society meeting.
So, what’s new in May 2019 for this big SDG palooza?
The Mayor of Salt Lake City has an aggressive schedule to make the City 100% ‘green’ by the 2030 Olympics. Why? Salt Lake City is supposed to host the Games. She said they’ll be the ‘all renewable’ games. Warriors, if you are not sure how the Olympics fit into the United Nations, or the SDGs, you can read my research on it.
(*Note: Salt Lake City is also a top Resilient City by the Rockefeller Foundation as well as a “Smart City” to align to the UN’s SDGs. ‘Resilient Cities’ are hubs for SEL, social emotional learning. SEL also aligns to the SDGs.)
3) Speaking of the SDGs, did you know that earlier this month (May 2019) a New York City meeting took place to update progress in America to adhering to the UN’s master plan?
4) SDGs breed Global Citizens, Warriors. If you’ve read my blog from the beginning, you’ve seen how it’s been laid out and connected to the CCSS Machine. If you’re somewhat new to the blog, you are welcome to search my archives. During May (2019), my email inbox was filled with Participate Learning’s Global Citizen in the classroom resources. (*Note: Participate Learning was formerly known as VIF International Education. They are also a “B” Corporation. “B” Corporations are part of the CCSS Machine. These types of corporations thrive on social justice and competency based skills.)
What will Johnny and Suzy see in the classroom? The 10 Competencies they must master to become global change agents (just as the SDGs demand).
In essence, the House of Representatives is trying to fill the holes in the budgets for the U.S. Depts. of Labor/Health and Human Services/ and Education. The ‘holes’ which President Trump’s proposed FY 2020 Budget put in place.
Among the ‘holes’ to be refilled:
a) Funds for PreK and early childhood education alignment
b) Funds for K-adult education
c) Funds for medicaid and social security (these are tied to education as well)
d) Funds for a nation wide SEL initiative
e) Funds to increase workforce based education
Warriors, as you can see, mayhem via educratic BS is a constant for us. However, these five items are proving that the CCSS Machine has ‘stepped up’ its ‘game’.
Will we reject these disruptions to our freedoms? I sure hope so!
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, there’s been quite a bit of talk lately about PreK education.
You’ve got the CCSS Machine screaming for MORE universal PreK, more behavior testing on babies, and the list goes on. On the opposite side, parents are shouting to let their kids be kids. That’s how it should be.
However, Congress, once again, has shown how little it listens to the parents and has sided with the CCSS Machine as well as the global push to align our children from birth to Kindergarten.
Meet The 116th’s HR 62:
Carrying on the federal overreaches in education AND childcare, the 116th Congress is off to a ‘bang up’ start, Warriors.
HR 62is called the “Head Start Improvement Act of 2019”. We’ll take a closer look in just a bit, first a bit of background for you.
If you’ve followed my research for long, you know I’ve written about Head Start and Early Head Start several times. Below, I’m including just a few so you can see the purposed and continued grab for the babies, Sen. Lamar Alexander forecastfor the nation back in the 1980s.
1) From 2018, this one laid out the (then) upcoming2019 Federal Budget. Look at letter “E” for the low-down on federal overreach into your family and neighborhoods.
2) Also from 2018, this one shows that even the State Depts. of Education are somewhatcluelessas far as what learning is and isn’t. So, since it’s not going well in K-12th, we’re going to just hand over the birth to 5 year old children and HOPE they get it right?!
3) Lastly from 2018, the HI legislator credited with beginning Head Start (Johnson Administration) and how social justiceand corporations, along with the CCSS Machine, have aligned Head Start for cradle to grave systems.
4) From 2016, thisonewas an updated look at how ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) was targeting babies to Kindergarten.
5) From Jan. 2019, the newest road of PreK Development Grantsand how much data rape (yes, it’s THAT much data being taken from us) is embedded. It also picks up the national data trail FEPA (Foundations for Evidence Based Policy Making Act) will now have as a national standard. It will be these Grants, Warriors, where Head Start and Early Head Start are included. Also included are the home visits (as part of ESSA’s mandates for ‘student success/achievement’ and ‘family engagement’).
**Bonus: My fellow Warrior, Linda from MN and I have been comparing notes about this. She’s written quite an eye-opening articleyou should take into consideration. Home visits are NOT exclusive to one State. ESSA mandated them for ALL 50 and any American territories. If nothing else, use her article to help you look at legislation in your State.
*****Question: Since FEPA is now law and the Grants have been awarded, how would HR 62 play into all this? We’ll answer that soon. *****
6) To access other specific Early Head Start/Head Start articles from my blog, go here. I urge you to take the time to look through them.
You’ll find E-Health through schools is putting the school in the parents place in the name of saving time and money. You’ll find how all this really is part of the (United Nations) UN’s global education agenda which neatly fits into the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
So, What Does HR 62 Say? The most basic summary I can give you is that this Bill will take existing Head Start programs and replace them with block grants for PreK education. (*Note: Knowing that I’d just written on the new PreK grants,I’m not surprised at the the timing.)
HR 62 is 14 pages long, and is Rep. Banks from IN. It’s now in the hands of the House’s Committee on Education and Labor.
1) It amends the existingHead Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.) 2) Look at HR 62 and the HS Act, and you’ll see the original intent is the same. So, what has been amended? Beginning October 2019, Block Grants will be given to eligible States and Native American Tribes based upon specific data for children 5 years and younger from below poverty-line families. Once your State receives a Block Grant, 100% of it MUST be used as follows (page 6): ” ‘‘(A) for prekindergarten education programs in the State or Indian tribe involved; ‘‘(B) for the administration of the programs described in subparagraph (A); and ‘‘(C) to provide direct technical assistance, oversight, monitoring, research, and training with respect to the programs described in sub paragraph (A).”
How much will all this cost? In case you cannot read the screen shot from HR 62, it’s over $8 billion dollars for EACH of the fiscal years between 2019 and 2023.
The over $8 billion will be in Block Grants. So, what’s a ‘block grant’? Usually its money from the federal government awarded to be used by States in general ways. Then, there are block grants which are extremely specific as to how the money is used. The block grants to replace Head Start fit this last example.
3) The Governor (or some other executive official) is to certify that each Head Start Block Grant is used for ‘comprehensive’ PreK education, as well as all services for the child and their families. P3s (public private partnerships) and all kinds of privately run programs are included here. Who’s in charge, overall, as a result of HR 62? The Secretary of Health and Human Services!
4) Woven into the language for HR 62 are vouchers for low-income families to use for payment to private PreK programs. The federal government is ALLOWING these families a choice. Government handing you money and then ‘allowing’ you anything is DANGEROUS. Not only will Head Start Block Grants be used for vouchers, but other public funds can be used, too.
When the graphic you see below was created, PreK wasn’t included, but now it can be. Vouchers, ESAs (Education Savings Accounts) are under the ESSA umbrella. ESSA also mandates that ALL school choices be aligned to post-secondary readiness. This includes PreK!
5) Any Head Start Block Grant recipient can have matching funds (up to 20%) from any non-federal group. DANGER!! This opens the door for the CCSS Machine to royally flush the PreK system with indoctrination, agenda, and tons of inappropriate ‘education’.
6) As far as transparency and accountability go for HR 62? Each Head Start Block Grant recipient is required to conduct a SELF-ASSESSMENT on how well the goals are coming along! Supposedly the general public (or the ones who are paid their taxes for the government to turn around and make a grab for their babies) can weigh in on what needs improvement. Any on-going monitoring of the money is up to the recipient to create. This is code for on-line data collection and sharing. On Page 10, you can see where supposedly non-identifying data is to be collected. However, think about all this from the perspective of a) it’s the government; b) FEPA will have been in place for months, so there’s no telling how invasive the data truly will or won’t be. Some of the data which will be collected is family engagement and student readiness for Kindergarten.
Warriors, be sure to look for my follow-up, where I’ll feature some news about the ABCs and SEL (social emotional learning).
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, for today’s article, I’ve got odds and ends to share. Each ‘odd and end’ is somehow connected to the CCSS Machine.
Think of it as you are cleaning out your closet. You know you’ve had the items for awhile. You know you’ve meant to pay attention to them before now. I must confess, the last time I let items pile up in the closet was July 2018.
Let the ‘cleaning’ begin!
ProposedIRS changes will mean those education vouchers (or Education Savings Accounts) will mean more interference ANDCCSS Machine alignment by P3s (public private partnerships). How this ties to the current ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) mandates? More P3s in education; creating money trails which follow children and set up data raping files. If you missed how or why Education Savings Accounts are actually a toxic move, read my archived research.
The ‘starch in our underwear’ for this Odds/Ends is that the vouchers/education savings accounts are a trap. They promise ‘school choice’ which ESSA cannot deliver upon! Why? ESSA mandated that all education be the same in content: post-secondary readiness.
Also, think about it Warriors, if it is to be truly YOUR choice of where you money goes, why do you need (or want) the government’s strings? You do NOT need their permission to make a choice when it comes to your children. Warriors, you actually can weigh in on this. All public comments must be submitted to the federal government by October 11, 2018. The public hearing for the IRS changes will take place November 5, 2018. (*Note: even some groups which are part of the CCSS Machine are protesting these changes.)
Borderless Teaching Academy is a small on-line community geared for homeschoolers. Especially those in K-2nd grade. I saw a Facebook ad for them one day last week. While I had my suspicions, I knew looking a bit closer at the new ‘school’ would be in order.
Warriors, I’m sure you can spot the ‘stain’ of the CCSS Machine right away! Now what’s a bit disappointing for me, is the ad on Facebook simply said the ‘school’ was a community of homeschooling parents.
Sadly, as I looked around the website, I saw lesson plans for sale. In my mind, that’s not so much a community, as it is consumerism.
If you look at the founder for Borderless, you’ll see lots of traditional school class time and instruction.
When you click on the block where you see the CCSS logo, you’ll be taken to a page for Kindergarten lessons. Be sure to look, though. Read how this teacher wants you to teach Kindergarten.
Lessons are for sale, sight unseen. (*Note: while the page says for Kindergarten, the web address simply says ‘skills’.)
Warriors, if you missed my look at how ESSA is harming our earliest learners, please go back and read it. Then, compare those leads to what you are seeing in 2018. If you believe homeschools are safe from ESSA, please refer to this.
EdReports.Org, this was another lead to look further into. According to the information in the advertisement, all you need to help improve K-12 education, is passion and access to ‘high quality instructional materials’. Your ‘job’? Content reviewers for ELA (English Language Arts). Sounds kind of loaded, doesn’t it?!
Warriors, according to their 2017 Organizational Report, they are a non-profit with free resources for schools, districts, and are designed for education by educators.
That said, the measuring for standards based education is STILL there. The CCSS Machine is still visible, too. How? In the EdReports.orgMission Statement you’ll ‘rigorous’ and ‘college career readiness standards’. You’ll also see the claim that the CCSS aligned resources aren’t easy to spot, so these experts can help point you to them.
Warriors, to be honest not a lot of changes to EdReport.org have happened since I first exposed them in 2015. Their tie to the CCSS Machine (besides what is already showing?): The Annenberg Foundation.
GSG Impact Summit 2018 was something I was sent on Twitter. The image was one which smacks of the CCSS Machine’s agenda not only for education, but globalism.
So, what ‘tipping point’?According to the description for this Summit, these global investors want force such changes in our world that by 2020, it’s all about to tip their way. Read their agenda here. So why should we as education Warriors, be concerned with this type of investment meeting? Social impact in today’s world meanssocial justice. Social justice is a UN ledactivityand is laced throughout every Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs). These Goals are embedded in American education. Impact investing involves P3s (public private partnerships). Impact investing brings bitcoins and blockchains(massive data raping systems).
Is education involved? You bet. Are there CCSS Machine member groups involved? Bingo! Among partners (some will be speaking) are the Ford Foundation, the Dell Foundation, USAID (a US government entity), the United Nations (UN’s)Social Impact Fund, and more. The entire list is here.
As far as other speakers who are HUGE in not only undermining education, but our nation? The Rockefeller Foundation, former Vice President Al Gore, Soros Economic Fund, The Brookings Institute, Harvard University, Merrill Lynch, MacArthur Foundation, and Prudential Finance. The complete list of speakers can be found here. (*Note:My fellow Warrior, Alison Hawver McDowell has an archivedarticleon one of the speakers, Sir Ronald Cohen. You’ll definitely want to read how his impact investing is sizing up America.)
If you missed my recent in-depth look at the American involvement is Middle Eastern testing, find that here.
VIP Kid Warriors, this ‘too good to be true’ job is exactly that. Based in China, hiring Americans and based on the CCSS Machine education. If you look closely at the screen shot below, look at the perks: flexible hours/part-time and the big bucks you could make. According to the website, $14-22 per hour is possible. That’s tempting to many Americans. I’ve even had college students attempt to sign up, until they realized they’d be teaching CCSS English. No amount of money was worth that to them.
In this teacher video, listen to how much is revealed, as far as the ‘behind the scene’ items.
Warriors, teachers are called ‘affiliates’ and you can earn almost $200.00 per person the more affiliates you get to sign up. (*Note: find that on the ‘affiliates’ page from the website embedded above the screen shot.)
Look below at this screen shot. See the CCSS Machine at work?
Warriors, did you know that the CCSS Machine member groupHoughton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is the curriculum partner for VIPKids?
To learn more about the proficiency based English which prepares students for ‘lifelong learning’, visit their page.
Purdue UniversityGlobal has recently begun advertising on the radio, on TV, and elsewhere. While I don’t have the script memorized it’s the standard ‘learn anywhere, anytime’ kind of hype. You’ll also hear something about faster degrees and lower costs.
Warriors, Purdue University is no stranger to the CCSS Machine. Back in May 2018, I showed you how the University was partnering with IN high schools to expressly pump up the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) portions of the UN’s global grasp on education. In 2016, I showed you Purdue’s work in creating technology which has become our student’s nannies.
So, knowing all this, it’s no surprise that Purdue is offering ‘global university’. But, what IS a ‘global university’? Well, first off, it’s accredited by the (HLC)Higher Learning Commission. Second, all the courses are on-line and there are 180 to choose from. (*Note: If you’ve been seeing or hearing a lot of Western Governor’s University ads, as I know in NC, they now have a ‘branch’, WGU is also tied to the HLC. The difference between Purdue and Western’s ads is Western only offers a few tracks for faster degrees. WGU was also featured in the embedded article above.)
While Purdue University Global tells you there are corporate partners in education (website), they are not stating which corporations are involved. You have to request that information. However, I did find that back in 2014, Purdue was recognized for University Industry Partnerships. Purdue is also globally known for STEM. If you’d like to learn about the Purdue University’s Corporate and Global Office, visit here. (*Note: the Ford Motor Company is a corporate partner. Ford isHUGEin the CCSS Machine.)
Well, Warriors, there you have it. The top Odds and Ends from my ‘closet’. I do have a few more items, but those will need to wait until I can dig a bit deeper. We’re finally in October 2018. May we stand firm and strong in our War Vs the Educratic Takeover.
On a totally unrelated note, I hope you have heard by now that one of our fiercest Anti Common Core Warriors, Angela D. Weinzinger(California) has passed away. Her spirit and dedication to our children across the nation was always strong. Her fight against the CCSS Machine spurred many people on. Personally, Angela and I didn’t always agree, but I valued our differences. It made us better Warriors. If you would like to help contribute to the family Angela leaves behind, please visit the GoFundMe page set up for her.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, Anti Global Ed Warriors, and concerned Americans everywhere:
You’ve seen massive amounts of research exposing the continued push to have American education become the United Nations’ (UN) education. The main way this has been accomplished so far (and will increase in use) is STEM/STEAM/STREAM.
No matter how many letters are added to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), it is ALL directly from the United Nations and their SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). If you have a family member, friend, associate, or neighbor who needs to see the many connections proving this, I’m embedding a general link to all my articles on STEM/STEAM/STREAM. (*Note: there are several pages of articles, so take some time to scroll through them to find exactly what may be needed.)
Before we look at the ups and downs of this research, take a look at how you and I should ‘stack up’ as global citizens:
(You can open the image in a new tab to see it bigger if needed. You may also use the zoom feature on your computer’s tool bar.)
Warriors, to have an image like this, we need to understand experiments were conducted with students to gather the data to create a visual result!
Where were the experiments based out of? Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.
How connected to the UN is Boise State University? Very! Model UN Assemblies are the tip of the global iceberg. BSU is also a member of the AASCU (American Association of State Colleges and Universities) which is a UN Partner in Education.
If you’d like to see other BSUSTEM related research, go here.
BSU, like many universities and colleges, has international partners for exchange programs/students. (*Note: when you access the embedded link ‘member’ look on Page 7 for the mention of KY’s “Core” Standards for PreK to 12th data mining.)
Below, is a screen shot from BSU’s Institute for STEM.
The 2015 Report’s Language:
Page 1: STEM will ‘offer tremendous opportunities’ for solving global poverty and improving health care. Warriors, STEM certainly will because STEM is the way the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are carried out in education! SDG #1 is “No Poverty”, SDG# 3 is “Good Health and Well Being”. Look below to see what else Page 1 stated:
You’ll also see (on Page 1) P3s (public private partnerships) are stressing we need to become global. Especially the P21 (Partnership for 21st Century Skills), which is most definitely a CCSS Machine member group.
Page 2: Reveals it’s imperative we educate students for globalization. Why? They can better understand the world. If they understand the world, they can fix the world’s problems. From Page 2 into Page 3, why health care needs to become STEM oriented. (It already is via the Career Clusters from Common Core.) (*Note” the embedded short video you’ll find when you click on “Career Clusters” is from TX, where the State supposedly didn’t have Common Core. However, TX had Common Core in the form of CTE, Career Tech Education and STEM.)
Page 3: Global citizens can better economics for everyone, especially when they can ‘leverage collective assets’. You’ll find IPSL (International Partnership for Service Learning) also on Page 3. IPSL is a B Corporation (social benefit). B Corporations are usually big on social justice. Social justice is a huge component of the UN’s SDGs.
Many B Corporations are CCSS Machine members, too. (*Note: as an example, look at EFP (Education Funding Partners) ) Back in 2016, I exposed the AltSchool’s B Corporation status. Part of AltSchool’s classroom‘setup’? Willy nilly style.
Page 4: the Global 360 Education Model is rigorous, progressive for real world problem solving. (Doesn’t this just sound like recycled pitches for Common Core?!)
Oh, also let’s not forget to overlook the ‘competency’ involved. You’ll see that on Page 4 as well.
Page 5: Global citizens should have ‘open minds’ especially while ‘actively seeking’. I guess the truth about having such an open mind leading to danger is lost in the CCSS Machine’s translation. “Preparing NextGen Leaders” also needs open minds full of STEM skills.
Included on Page 5 of BSU’s research is the fact that in 2012, they partnered with Peacework. Peacework is a non profit global organization in full support of innovation (aka technology) and the SDGs. This non profit is based in VA and is 25 years old. (Be sure to see which educational and corporate groups are helping align Peacework to the CCSS Machine.
You will also see the Global Competency Aptitude Assessment is on Page 5 as well. (*Note: the Global Competency Aptitude Assessment has a sister site for Global Competency Consulting. GCAA will be happy to help you can become a certified Globally Competent Practitioner.) The Consulting group’s goal is to prepare the global workforce.
Warriors, here’s an excerpt from Page 5 about STEM and health-care, ” Within the context of STEM and health-science education, global competencies must include sensitivities to the social, cultural, political, ethical, and moral impacts of science, technology, and health-science and/or engineering-based global solutions (Conway, 2000; Currier, 2009; MBugua, 2010).”
Let that sink in for a moment. Who gets to decide which ‘sensitivities’ to include? Who gets to decide if these ‘sensitivities’ are in agreement with those being taught. As our government gets more and more STEM in our lives, we’ll see more legislation (like some I’ve recently shown you) where the families will have to kowtow to the government assigned health imperatives. (*Note: when you click on ‘you’, scroll down to the Mental Health in Schools Act section.)
(The article where you’ll find the screen shot above.)
Pages 6-7 will detail how the learning process will shift to create global citizens. Four tools are used. Constructivism (where ‘critical thinking’ is inserted); interdisciplinary learning (where group projects are inserted); transformational leaders (where facilitating is used in place of teaching); and, international service-learning (think glorified indentured servitude). Helping put all this into action? International partnerships.
Pages 8 through 11 lay out the methods, findings, discussion, and conclusion of the Boise State University study. Be sure to read the comments made by the students.
Since the BSU Study:
Warriors, as far as BSU itself, the global citizen march lives on. Just like it is ramping up in every grade level, college or not. You’ll find global citizen courses for business, too.
Below is just a small sample of what’s out there.
To access the Council for Foreign Relations Report, visit here.
To access the Global Citizen Initiative’s Global Citizen Rights and Responsibilities page, that’s here. Also, here is an archived article I wrote featuring the Initiative’sscorecard on America’s push for global citizenry.
To see the course from Hong Kong, find that here. You’ll also want to click on ‘home’, where you’ll see Common Core in the upper right hand corner.
To see the Global Sourcing Council’s article on adhering to the World Economic Forum’s global citizen definition, that is here.
If you’d like to see the other World Economic Forum resources for defining global citizens, this one is from 2014 and appears to uphold the need to be global to help cut down on the cost of communications. In 2015, the conversation shifted to international ID cards and data tracking needed to ‘help’ global citizens. From March 2018, being global citizens means our ‘trust’ factor will be restored.
Warriors, according to this article ‘trust’ is the most important ‘pro-social’ attitude we can have. Since when did ‘trust’ become an attitude?! Trust, by classical definition is part of your moral character. I guess we can thank the CCSS Machine’s English Language Arts for destroying definitions.
The Shift To Global Ed In America Is Older Than You Realize:
Warriors, from 2016, my in-depth look at “My State in the World” where you’ll see MN, NC, MI, and, other States (as well as their schools) were compromised. This article features many resources from trusted Anti Fed Ed/Global Ed Warriors.
Warriors, while we know this systematic take over of our education and lives continues, we also DO have a choice. Use the information to help others ‘wake up’. Since STEM has even infiltrated EVERY school choice, including home education, we must eliminate it from ALL curriculum, ALL community wide events celebrating it. We CAN teach each of these subjects without the UN’s influence! STEM is NOT your friend, it is NOT America’s savior; STEM is a tool from enemies who do not love freedom.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, I do believe our current Congress has reached an all-time low with the pair of federal derived education bills, S 1421 and HR 3828.
Both are titled the Patsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act. Both claim the purpose of the legislation is to protect citizens from sexual inequality. But, what if, hidden in plain sight of these 2 bills is an agenda for aligned education? The savior for protecting us? STEM (as in Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math)!!
Personal note: I am in no way advocating sexual inequality nor do I promote sexual harassment. However, if we are to have important legislation protecting our citizens could we POSSIBLY leave the UN’s (and CCSS Machine’s) STEM out of it?!
S 1421’s link
HR 3828’s link
(*Note: The Senate’s version was introduced in June 2017; the House’s in Sept. 2017. Both are in their respective Education and Labor Committees.)
Warriors, if you are not sure who Patsy T. Mink was, she was a very important leader from HI. She is basically the mother of Title 9. When Title 9 was much younger, it was created so that women and girls would have equal access to sports.
It’s only been in recent years that Title 9 has been reworded to NOW cover anyone who feels sexually left out of education.
Mrs. Mink was also key in President Johnson’s Great Society legislative campaign. She served twice on the U.S. House’s Education and Workforce Committee, helped begin Head Start and, so much more. (*Note: it was President Johnson who ‘gave’ us the original ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) now ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)
Sadly, though, Warriors, Head Starthas been CCSS aligned for a while. The Education and Workforce Committee is a ‘lock, stock, and, barrel’ member of the CCSS Machine.
As far as the ‘Great Society’, we see those ties are being used for much of the social justice movement, also a key part of the CCSS MachineANDUN’s SDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) agenda. STEM, is a direct product to help drive education to these social justice ends.
Warriors, the entire purpose of these twin Bills is this: “To support educational entities in fully implementing title IX and reducing and preventing sex discrimination in all areas of education.” Sadly, it takes 24 pages to explain what the ‘support’ means. On Page 2 of the Senate’s Bill version, you’ll see the National Women’s Law Center is mentioned. NWLC has helped former President Obama’s data mining pay scale initiative to get off the ground. They’ve also helped wage a major educational disparities campaign (again with the work and support of the White House).
The NWLC also has successfully forced in-depth and precisely detailed ‘student data rape’ to continue. Why? The more details the more we can level the playing field.
If the NWLC would look at the massive data mining in this way (as many of those of us in the War Vs the Core) they may realize just how serious accessing private student information is.
Did you know the NWLC also was key in getting Early Head Start and Head Start funds in ESSA? Also, those community development block grants which will fund the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Promise Neighborhoods, and, more?
Warriors, how many times do we have to find out that our Congress is listening to the big bucks, not the everyday citizens?!
While S 1421 and HR 3828 are exact copies, what can we see embedded from the House’s copy? Page 3 “STEM Pipeline”used to describe the workforce aligned shift. (Scroll back up to what this really means) Page 4, NSF (National Science Foundation), again more CCSS Machine/UN endorsed agenda skewing the truth. Page 4, The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network’s Reportinformation is used as justification. TheGLSENis also heavily back by key CCSS Machine member groups (for example: Wells Fargo, the Walt Disney Company, Target, and, many others)
More Fed Ed Power:
Warriors, the Equity Act being considered in DC hasn’t seen much action that We the People have been made aware of, but, before we assume this type of action will go away, we need to consider that any of the DC bills I’ve been studying could be rolled out anytime now..or, in the future. We’ve seen it happen way too many times in the past.
We also need to consider that embedded in BOTH bills is room for more federal funding to dictate what happens at State and local levels in education; that the Dept of Education will expand to ensure ‘equity’ is achieved. This will show up in anti-bullying, ‘safe schools’, and other ‘wrap around’ services. Every single one of these were mandated in ESSA using Title 1 funds. However, other Title funds would now be COMBINED to align learning to, not an equity-like level, but to a ‘one-way-to-learn-so-you-can-earn system’.
Back in 2016, I revealed to you the Gender Intelligence going on in education. It’s tied to Pearson Publishing, the Clinton Global Initiative, the STEM of the UN, and, more! (*Note: Mrs. Mink was also a part of President Clinton’s team.)
Warriors, these tactics are directly taken from the UN-inspired SDG Toolkit created in the US back in the early 2000s. I’ve shared this Toolkit many times.
We need to understand that S 1241 and HR 3828 use ‘equity’. Both use ‘equality’. We’ve seen how the two are NOT the same, do not mean the same, and, should not be interchangeably used! Yet, bill after bill from the federal level continues to use double speak. If you want to know WHY there’s an especially great level of misinformation with ‘equity’ and ‘equality’? My 2014 article will give you a fantastic place to look. (*Note: just in case the link embedded in that archive doesn’t work, here it is again.)
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, just a few days ago, I shared with you how ‘great’ NC’s updated school-wide report cards are. ICYMI, here it is.
Worth repeating, though, is this: A CTE (Career Tech Education) specific school in my county had ZERO textbooks (according to the NC Report Card website).
What does this have to do with workforce based education? Everything! Not only is NC (Old North State) getting ‘worked over’, every other State is too!
Warriors, the name chosen for one of the NC (Old North State) Workforce Education based programs is “NCWorks”.
Look below and tell me, Warriors, how well this federal-to-state-to-your child’s education has workforce woven into it. This is meant for ALL school choices.
It’s been said for years that the goal for ‘education’ isn’t being well educated, it’s being well-trained.
Not long after I began my blog (2014), I attended an meeting held on a local community college campus. The rhetoric spilling out of the elected officials and school employees was eye-opening, to say the least. It was all about workforce aligned schools. See this article. (You’ll even see the embedded You Tube video about national workforce credentials. As the business owner stated in the short film, ‘no certification; no job’.)
Programs like “NC Works” bring the workforce aligned schools to 100% fruition.
I also shared with you how the NCWorks program came to be in Sept. 2014.
An updated article about NCWorks in 2015 showed you how the Governor of NC ( Pat McCrory) had laid out a ‘smooze fest’ of CCSS Machine member groups and citizens to carry out his plan for education and workforce training to intersect.
Warriors, every Governor did likewise. It was due to the language of WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act). Governors were given more power. Using it to create aligned school-to-work systems was just the beginning.
In 2016, I gave you an update on NCWorks and how it was connected to a bond for statewide community colleges. The bond was a poorly disguised taxpayer disaster for generations to come. Thanks to the CCSS Machine, the bond was voted on and passed.
Warriors, when the Education and Workforce Commission was started, it was housed in the Governor’s administrative branch. During the summer of 2107, the Commission was moved from the Governor’s office to the NC DPI (North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction). From what I can find, the new location is in the NC DPI’s CTE (Career and Technical Education Office)
If you are curious, the Public Schools First NC states its a group of nonpartisan citizens. However, “Mapping the Left”website shows the Public Schools First NC, has received some previous funding from The Reynolds Foundation.
Reynolds Foundation supports all kinds of community groups, social justice projects, and education. Among one of the red warning signs I found on Reynolds 2015 Grantpage was to a non-profit called “DigiLearn”. DigiLearn was founded by former Governors (NC) Perdue and (WY) Geringer. (*Note: Perdue was in office when NC’s Race to the Top funds wereawarded.)
DigiLearn’s Board has two well-known CCSS Machine members, one is NC legislator Craig Horn and the other is Tom VanderArk.
If you’d like to see the Policy guide which goes with the DigiLearn presentation, look here. Note that by 2018, all NC school districts are to digitally ready.
If you’d like to see how the Reynolds Foundation is represented in the current NC Governor’s (Roy Cooper) appointed Education Commission, go here.
So, Why Share This Now?
Warriors, I share this now, as the NC DPI is wrapping up 2017, with sights set for 2018. Planned? A new workforce based learning program AND approach. It all appears to be housed in the NC DPI’s CTE Office, too. You’ll more than likely find this type of activity in your State.
The ‘new’ program? “The Students@Work is a project of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.” Warriors, the new program won’t replace NCWorks. It compliments it!
Both NCWorks and CTE use Perkins funding. Perkins funding was not to be embedded in K-12th education when it first began. Perkins funds were for post-secondary educational institutions and programs. However, when the CCSS Machine began the shift from academics to workforce, Perkins funds found their way into the classroom. ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) even embeds CTE and Perkins funds.
Where can you find the “Students@Work”? I found it in the 2018-19 NC CTE Standards.
You can also watch a short YouTube video about the program. The Students@Work website is here. Members of the NC Business Committee for Education can be found here. Every business and/or school you see is tied to the CCSS Machine.
Warriors, “CTE Standards” are CCSS Standards! (More information)
You can also read about the recent 6 States (NC, AL, IA, IL, NV, and RI) involved in the CTE/STEM Workforce based Siemens Corporation education initiative.
The Siemens Initiativebeganback in 2015. According to the Siemensoverview, it was to target ‘young adults’ (16-24 years). However, the NC workforce education plan (above) is to start in 6th grade or about 11 years old. The Siemens Foundationpartners are some heavy-hitting CCSS Machine member groups.
**I also am sharing this now to tie all of this to the fact that the HEA (Higher Education Act) is being re-written. It has been for a while now.
In these last remaining days for Congress (before the 2017 holiday recess), Rep. Foxxis the sponsor of HR 4508, PROSPER Act. It’s the House’s re-authorization of the HEA (Higher Education Act) .
Warriors, it combines CTE, STEM, CCSS, Workforce agenda, globalization, data mining, and, cradle to grave data tracking.
To access the PROSPER Bill, go here. The Politico 12/13/17 Morning Report stated that HR 4508 would shrink the U.S. Dept. of Education; shift some of Ed’s business to the U.S. Treasury, and more.
Warriors, remember, while these moves SOUND good, I’ve already shown you evidence of how DANGEROUS these actions will be to our schools!
Oh, and let’s not forget Sen. Lamar Alexander’s bragging about overhauling HEA. He’ll be a big mouthed liar once again in 2018 when it comes to education.
HEA (as I’ve said for at least 2 years) is the LAST link in the American education chain which will forever change schools from academic institutions to workforce training facilities…for all ages and educational choices!
As chair woman for the House’s Education and Workforce Committee, Foxx is featured in this article about how badly PROSPER’s agenda/alignment is needed. If you ever doubted Foxx’s view of ‘quality education’, look below:
I’ve researched this ‘sold-out-to-the-CCSS-Machine-Representative’ several times. Her grasp of truly representing her citizens has been replaced by corporate lies.
**I also share all this now, because several federal level bills seek to create national data tracking in the name of education. HR 4174, S2046; the assault on Net Neutrality will also involve data and our right to privacy (this involves the FTCand FCC: both use taxpayer funds for data mining); the ‘data raping’ will continue viamany more proposed bills.
Data is needed to pigeon hole students into workforce training aka ‘education’!
Data is the key, here, Warriors. On one hand, we need to access HOW the data is being used against our children, as well as protect our civil right to freedom of privacy. On the other hand, as Americans, we know we must use the internet for all kinds of purposes. So, shouldn’t it be as open and free to use as possible?
If data becomes privatized or government micro-managed in any way, we’re losing our civil rights. Not to mention how terrible a track record the US government has with cyber security lately.
Warriors, this is rotten timing, I know. We should be focusing on all the December holidays we have. We shouldn’t have to be contacting our Representatives and Senators.
BUT, we must sacrifice our energy and time! We have to do all we can to block the undermining of our nation! Congress is NOT helping our education system; it’s NOT representing true American values; and, it’s NOT honoring our U.S. Constitution.
Isn’t that worth a few minutes of time in the last days of 2017? We must revolt against all that is wrong with these egregious Bills!