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Sic’ ‘Em Saturday: Storming D.C., Warrior Style

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Anti CC Warriors, as you probably have seen and heard by now, we’ve been given a super opportunity this weekend! What’s that? The opportunity to storm D.C. with as many ‘truth nuggets’ about Common Core and all its overreaching components! We’re not done yet, so don’t put down your computers. We’ve got 3 more days before the Senate meets again. Yes, call, email, text, or tweet today (Saturday), Sunday, and Monday. When the Senate adjourned Thursday evening, it was stated they’d meet again 3 pm, July 13th.

Below find some anti CCSS outrage you can use, from some of my previously published articles, if you like.

“Here’s, my version, of the pledge you’ve (the CCSS Machine) sacrificed us all for:“I pledge my allegiance to the Core and to the deterioration for which it exists. I have pledged my support to the degrading of my people which CCSS ensues. That being one way to learn, for all, indivisible and rigor for all.”

“We’ve ONE ‘shot’ to make our voices heard. We’ve ONE opportunity to expose our Congress members to the TOTAL array of CCSS/CTE issues laced in ALL the education proposed legislation. We’ve not time to pick and choose parts of CCSS/CTE to hold on to, or to see improved. Common Core/Career and Tech Education is ALL illegally based, untested, not educator based, and UNACCEPTABLE!”

STEM and Career Pathways connect to Common Core? Two documents, my fellow warriors. First, the PCAST document that is pre-2013 State of the Union address’s timeline, but is essential in tying STEM to Common Core as STEM being the agenda and CCSS being the vehicle of choice to deliver STEM to the masses of citizens.”

Below are some screen shots, memes, or JPEGS you can use, from my files, if you like.

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 big business trying to influence those in charge, so Common Core can survive. PLEASE..be a responsible citizen. Speak up & help tell big business to back off!
big business trying to influence those in charge, so Common Core can survive. PLEASE..be a responsible citizen. Speak up & help tell big business to back off!

PJNET:

This group has put together a brilliant campaign to help storm D.C., Warrior Style! Many of us, myself included, have used it over the past months, weeks, and days. I’ve had a personal conversation with one of the founders and the plan is simple. Use #PJENT/#STOPCOMMONCORE/#STOPECAA when you tweet anything. For example, if you’re creating your own messages to send to D.C. simply add those 3 handles.

Let’s say you don’t have that much time to create your own message. PJNET’s covered that base as well. Below is the link to the Action page where you simply click each Senator’s contact information and a random meme along with a fitting (also random) message goes instantly to D.C.!
http://patriotjournalist.com/CommonCoreAction.php?v=6

As the person I spoke with stated, if 10 anti CCSS warriors tweet all 100 Senators (takes about 5 minutes), then that’s 1, 000 tweets. Now, we know we know at least 10 folks fighting to END Common Core, correct? Then challenge them to join in, if they haven’t! If you’ve got a friend and they think they don’t want CCSS, but aren’t sure, an activity like this, may be the final straw of truth to break the CCSS Machine’s lying backside!

Remember, we 3 days to post, share, and express as much outrage as possible to send the overall message that American citizens HATE the CCSS Machine!

Lastly, a big thanks to PJNET for choosing one of my original JPEGS to be included in their random message algorithm. It is an honor to have something included.

A big 'thanks' to the data geniuses at PJNET for including this during this urgent campaign.
A big ‘thanks’ to the data geniuses at PJNET for including this during this urgent campaign.
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RMT: The Other Side of the ESEA Battle?!

One set of voices urges Congress to save our children; one set of voices urges Congress to correct proposed legislation.
One set of voices urges Congress to save our children; one set of voices urges Congress to correct proposed legislation.

Good Warrior Day to you, anti CCSS fighters. We’ve been gearing up for a ‘showdown’ so to speak for months now over HR5, S1177, and  other proposed CCSS/CTE laced legislative bills before Congress in Washington. It’s down to the wire. The voting surrounding most of these is set to possibly happen in a couple of days.

While those of us fighting to END the newer versions of the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act), there are those pushing to FIX the newer versions! No, this fact isn’t new news, but what is new, is the amount of fervor on the ‘fix it’, ‘get it right’, or that other pro CCSS aspect; the ‘pass it now!’ groups.
We’ve seen the #StopECAA, #StopCommonCore, and other Twitter handles used to raise awareness for the HOW and WHY our education system needs to be set free from the illegally based CCSS. We know how often those social media outlets (and many others related) are shared in an effort to get all anti CCSS warriors in the game. Case and point, today, many anti CCSS warriors will be active in the efforts to STOP Congress.

Many of our fellow anti CCSS warriors have exposed those from the ‘pass it now’ group of pro CCSS sections, but have we really looked at the ‘fix it’ sector? I think we should.

#getESEAright:

It appears this Twitter handle is related to the NEA (National Educators Association). Specifically an offshoot of their 2015 Conference going on now. (another riddle for today could be ‘Why is the NEA 2015 Conference so conveniently scheduled before a huge voting issue in the U.S. Congress?’ However, I’m digressing with that query.) It’s important to note that the NEA is very supportive of the CCSS Machine. (see:
http://www.nea.org/home/46653.htm)

Here’s a screen shot for youas proof of the Twitter page and its related group:
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So, what are some of the ‘getting it right’ parts of ESEA?

According to these attendees of the NEA2015:
One conference attendee’s tweet, “All Kentucky students deserve an opportunity to learn and be successful!”

A member from NY, “Please speak up for students to #getESEAright. The Every Child Achieves Act is a good start.” (this same person said the ESEA is ‘standing up’ for students)

Here’s a visual from another ‘tweet’:

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From NC, where I live, comes this picture of an unknown person. This particular picture was used as a way to influence the elected officials this went to. If you live in NC, you know these officials voting records concerning CCSS and/or education.

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The AFT (American Federation of Teachers) is gathering at least 10,000 letters to the U.S. Senate in support of the ESEA, so far not quite 2, 500 have been sent. If you’d like to see the letter, https://actionnetwork.org/letters/pass-the-every-child-achieves-act

Believe me, there’s much more on this particular Twitter page.

One point I must stress however, is this:
While most of the sentiment is correct that the versions of the ESEA on the table need to be overhauled, the danger is in the rhetoric of just WHAT needs correction. If you look at the above evidence, note what’s been generalized..what’s taught. It seems the ONLY specific this ‘get it right’ group is after is ending the testing, or ending the ‘teaching to the test’.

While these are worthy goals, the overall CCSS/CTE alignment is completely UNSPOKEN! CCSS/CTE is SO toxic to our education we MUST not leave any portion OUT when seeking change! To do so, is to not protect our students and teachers ENOUGH.

If we aren’t specific about ending CCSS/CTE alignment how can we expect Congress to abandon it?!

One last visual you need to see, as an anti CCSS Warrior:

If you don't know what groups NASBE holds allegiance to, here's my previously published article exposing Gates, Pearson, and other key CCSS Machine members. https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/sic-em-saturday-do-you-know-nasbe/
If you don’t know what groups NASBE holds allegiance to, here’s my previously published article exposing Gates, Pearson, and other key CCSS Machine members. (see below)

https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/sic-em-saturday-do-you-know-nasbe/
This one lays out the money and agenda

https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/fom-the-ccssos-hungry-eyes/
This one lays out the agenda and ties to the NGA (National Governors Assoc.) and the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers)

What’s also being left unsaid is how all of this is tied to the overhauling of the HEA (Higher Education Act) and the overhauling of the Zero to Three Year Olds.

(*NOTE: CCSS/CTE are heavily laced in the HEA! I just published a huge article yesterday on how the CCSS/CTE agenda is being geared for the little ones.) 

We, as anti CCSS warriors and citizens only have today to fight. We’ve not a clue if we’ll be blessed with a tomorrow.

We’ve ONE ‘shot’ to make our voices heard. We’ve ONE opportunity to expose our Congress members to the TOTAL array of CCSS/CTE issues laced in ALL the education proposed legislation. We’ve not time to pick and choose parts of CCSS/CTE to hold on to, or to see improved. Common Core/Career and Tech Education is ALL illegally based, untested, not educator based, and UNACCEPTABLE!

After much research, time, and effort: my 2014 jpeg creation showing CCSS is preK to post-secondary.
After much research, time, and effort: my 2014 jpeg creation showing CCSS is preK to post-secondary.