Warriors Against the Core, we know the “Core” encompasses not only USA education, but education across the world. The ties between the global powers which are in place and our classrooms have been exposed over and over again.
Yet, the CCSS Machine still finds ways to crank out more alignment to carry out the ‘one-way-to-learn-so-you-can-earn-while-being-a-good-citizen-who’s-tracked-for-the-greater-global-good’.
It’s all been a big phase to eliminate education as we knew it and replace it with something utterly foreign and harsh. The phase, however, Warriors, has been accelerated quite a bit.
A Quick Review:
Sept. 4th, 2018: I showed you the real agenda for the ‘defacto’government educratic moves. These moves are the same ones as the globally led moves: bare minimum academics and heaps of workforce skill preparation.
Sept. 6th, 2018: DeVos signs the G20 Education Declaration. Her trip to Argentina was on our taxpayer dime to agree to the G20 (Group of 20) global education.
Sept. 18th, 2018: The in-depth look behind the new morality assessments ties to global education in big ways. This will ensnare Americans quicker than we are prepared for IF we do not arm ourselves NOW.
Next, in the phase to complete America’s shift in education to workforce prep:
Oct. 3rd, 2018, I showed you the latest initiative of UNICEF: “Generation Unlimited” .
Also for clarity:
The G20 Declaration for education was about getting the agreeing countries to align to THEIR plan. UN/UNESCO framework, agenda and all gels right in with the G20 Declaration on purpose.
Warriors, this picture was from 2016. The UN’s leader was addressing the G20.
Warriors, since this articles, I’ve been contacted by a great education activist, Paul R.
He’s a blogger, researcher, and we’ve compared notes before. So imagine my surprise when he asked if the same folks behind the G20 agreement were the same as the UNICEF’s “Generation Unlimited”.
In the October 3rd article I showed you the Youth 2030 was a part of the initiative. Interestingly enough is that the UN has a Youth 2030 Strategy that was launched in late September 2018.
So, going back to Argentina’s summit, there was a meeting for the Y20 (Youth 20). On Twitter the Y20 is handled as the Youth2030.
If you look at the policies to be taken back to each of the G20 countries and implemented from the Y20 meeting, you’ll find many of the exact points from Generation Unlimited match those positions!
Warriors, going back to the G20 Summit, UNESCO’s website detailed the Y20 Meeting. To see their spin on how great the meeting was and the upcoming implementations of the agenda are, read this.
Going back to the Generation Unlimited article, you’ll see the GPE, (Global Partnership for Education) is supported by our Congress (and our tax dollars). However, from one of the newer items Paul showed me, I found the Rockefeller Foundation supports GPE, too.
(*Note: the Rockefellers, as you know, have long been aiming to restructure the USA. (Their Resilience Cities project ties into the Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA, and Social emotional learning) ).
Next Steps For Us:
So, Warriors, it appears the evidence points to the same groups at roughly the same time carrying out well planned phases. Does GU (Generation Unlimited) equal the ‘step one’ of the G20 Education Declaration? It appears that indeed it does! If so, look at the short time span between Declaration and Initiative!
Do we wait for what’s next to occur before we demand an END to the American dependence on UN led education? NO!!
If you’ll remember, the State Dept. had announced (2017) that by Dec. 31st, 2018, we’d be totally out of UNESCO. In April of this year, the New York Times asked a question about all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the US. Here’s an excerpt from their article, “If the United States withdraws from Unesco, it would remain a state party, having signed and ratified the World Heritage Convention.”
Write or call the White House! Let the President know you, as an American, are fed up with the globalization of our education, as well as the indoctrination and overreach which is part and parcel of the alignment. (*Note: not sure what to say? The government in Australia has sent a strong message to the UN you could use as an idea. Their ‘we’ll take no part of socialism masquerading as environmentalism’ is brilliant.)
Call or write your U.S. House of Representatives and tell them to get HR 193 out of Committee and onto the floor for a vote to PASS it. What’s HR 193? It’s the bill which would repeal the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 and other specified related laws. Once the House passes it, it would move to the Senate. Hopefully, from there, to the President to become law. Wouldn’t that make a midterm to remember?!
Lastly, get involved with the “Get Us Out of the UN” project. It’s been going on for 50 years, now. It’s part of the John Birch Society. Access all their resources to see how you can join in to save our nation and our education. Sign the Petition by the JBS, if you choose.
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, mental health overreaches in education has turned out to be quite the in-depth focus of 2018 I hadn’t counted on. In this article is still moreevidence our nation’s leadership, under the direction of the CCSS Machine, is coming TOTALLY unglued!
Before I get to the ‘new’ stuff, a recap of evidence and research I’ve put together so far. (This will be a helpful reminder for those who want to connect the new stuff to the previous, as well as catch anyone new to this, up to speed.)
Recent Fed Led Ed Overreaches And State Proof Of Compliance:
1) Examples from NC and KS about SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) and mental health; Medicaid transformation grants, etc. (*Note for NC, it’s House Bill 933, for KS, it’s a specific school district’s evidence)
2) This one gives you a look at the early education SEL conformity; the overdosing of our school children; and a brief history of how the mental health push is at least 50 years old. (*Note all 50 States have been a ‘player’ in this.)
3) This article is where I embedded my first Facebook live video exposing the Resilience documentary and supporting evidence/links for Warriors to use seeing how all this is embedded in ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act).
4) The follow up to #3, has the 2nd Facebook live video I made on exposing Resilience and links showing the different programs, documents, etc. This will involve many different States. 5) Then, from thePatriot Institute, a more condensed version of all of most of the above information. This one even has action steps, using NC as an example. (*Note: to my NC Warriors, HB 933 is woven into almost all of my evidence, but it is still more we need to be watching for!)
6) My interview on the Kate Dalley Show gave the entire nation a huge wake up call! Kate noted that in UT, as in other States, the #1 issue for legislators is NOT quality education it’s mental health mandates!
A Bit Deeper Look At NC’s General Statute:
Warriors, I know not all of us live in the same State, but I want to give you some context to base ALL new mental health/education related legislation on. WHY? By using the pre-existing laws for such in our States, it will be very easy to attach the ESSA mandates! By using NC as the example, you can begin to know where in your State similar laws/actions can be not only found, but linked together!
We HAVE to know what we’re fighting and from WHAT direction to be successful in protecting our families.
The NC General State Statute I’m referring to is NC GS Chapter 122C. If you’re drawing a blank as to its contents and how it intersects with the ESSA mandates for ‘school safety’ (where mental health overreaches will be inserted), please refer to Link #1 above (that’s my “Brains and Agenda”article).
The context surrounding Chapter 122C is this:
This 1985 Law for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse set up POLICY for NC to ASSIST the citizens who NEED these services. The assistance was (and still should be) consistent with dignity, citizens’ rights, and responsibilities. (*Note: who or what is the responsible party? Responsible for what?) The Chapter further obligates the State of NC to provide community based services.
Warriors, pause for a second and consider the family wrap around service mandates in ESSA for ‘student success’. These are embedded in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the Community Schools, the after-school enrichment programs, etc.
What State organization is in charge of such services? According to Chapter 122C, the NC State Dept. of Health/Human Services. Also in the Chapter is the provision for any money allocated or ‘otherwise available’ for us in mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse. Warriors, with the amount of federal education funds being earmarked for mental health assessments and interventions, this means those funds will be inserted, too!
To further illustrate the dire situation this creates with a pending bill like NC HB 933 (increases school mental health staff/services), Chapter 122C also allows the State to use appropriate State funds (taxpayer dollars), non-state funds (?) and OTHER ‘mental health resources’. (You’ll find these under the phrase “within available resources”.)
Chapter 122C also puts the State in charge of any State and/or local government development and maintenance of a unified system for all mental health and related services. This system is part of a continuum (public service, never ending system) for any client (person receiving mental health and related services) WHILE considering any available services in the PRIVATE sector! (*Note, this is where the ‘withing available resources’ comes into play. The ‘within available resources also targets populations as well as sets the State and local counties up for ‘matching funds’ to continue these entitlement programs.)
What are those services, you may be asking? How do they fit into the ESSA mandates? Front end services and indirect services will BOTH fit ESSA.
HOW? Front end activities are: screening, assessing, emergencies, and referring anyone suspected of needing mental health/developmental or substance abuse aids. Indirect service activities are: coordinating plans for treatment/services rendered, consultations, prevention, and education.
Warriors, within this one NC General Statute, ‘school’ is embedded 44 times! Remember, much of these types of services before and since ESSA will tap federal and State Medicaid funding. It’s been recalculated to be included in the education funds of Title 1 and others!
New MH (Mental Health) Information And Related Items:
Warriors, recently the Leadership Conference Education Fund hosted a webinar on school safety. Much of the conversation dealt with school discipline. There’s quite a bit of language in ESSA which sets up what ‘safe schools’ should look like, too. From this webinar, the concerns from the Leadership Conference Education Fund (part of CivilRights.org) centered on the U.S. Dept. of Education’s wavering stance on a 2014 School Discipline Guideline Document. The Fund (for short) noted all kinds of facts/figures during the webinar about bullying, discrimination and that we, as a nation need to keep the 2014 School Discipline guidelines. (*Note: from my archives, The Leadership Fund/CivilRights.org supported ESSA’s passage into law and all that goes with it.) (*Note: if you cannot get the ‘webinar’ link to display, try downloading and opening from there.)
How this is playing into the ESSA mandates is this: by ramping up the need for school discipline, you in turn ramp up the need for interventions as to WHY Johnny and/or Suzy are acting so negatively. The Fund is actually calling for MORE services in schools to intervene with behavior management! The Fund is seeking out Americans who will challenge U.S. Dept. of Education to exercise more consistent control in schools when it comes to anything from ‘minor infractions’ to violence.
Warriors, as the mental health grab continues on our families and students, ‘minor infractions’ are the first step into labeling a child as ‘mentally in need on interventions’. When that label is attached the money to the schools increases! (*Note, listen to the interview with Kate Dalley)
From ESEA As Amended By ESSA:
Warriors, so there’s no doubt about the mental health overreaches in ESSA. Check out the references below from the official U.S. Law books. It’s ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965) as Amended by ESSA, (Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015).
Page 69, ‘school based mental health’ Page 71, LEA (local education agents) and funding for school based mental health via tiered school wide systems. Will include P3s (public private partnerships) and mental health assessments
Page 214, those 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Page 217, increases to include school psychologists
Page 219, mental health awareness
Page 220, school based mental health
Page 226, early identification of mental health
Page 227, mental health providers
Page 238, read for yourselves. It appears to suggest 24/7 monitoring
Page 281, Items D, F, and G (part of the ‘school pipeline services’) see the picture below.
Page 284, Item 7D (see the picture below)
Page 287, Full Service Community Schools
Page 439, Teachers mental anguish interventions
Items from Page 281, with emphasis:
Page 284, with emphasis (*Note: read ALL of Page 284):
The NIH’s BRAIN Initiative:
The NIH is short for National Institutes of Health and is part of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Back in 2016, I had this screen shot in one of my articles exposing the BRAIN Initiative:
Why you should read that 2016 article: COBRE Grants, they’re used in all the States.
Related is this article from 2016, where the 2017 federal budget winners were all oddly in health agencies with direct access to education, thanks to ESSA. Why this matters now: what was started in 2017 hasn’t gone away. It was in 2018’s and will be in 2019’s, too.
From 2017, this article of mine has several links to others and focuses on Congressional legislation to beef up biometrics (used in mental health interventions and assessments). Why is this important NOW? Biometrics is to be used on every American, at every level of education.
The latest on the BRAIN Initiative from the NIH can be found here. By the way, BRAIN is short for “Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies®” However, look below at one of the distinct purposes of BRAIN. This is from the BRAIN Initiative’s 2025 Plan:
I urge you to look into the P3s the NIH has for the BRAIN Initiative. The international connections, and so much more.
From Innovative Schools (‘innovation’ is part of the student data raping mandates in ESSA):
The brochure is full of not only PBIS, but school discipline, ‘whole child’ learning and more.
Warriors, as I’ve stated before (and you can hear it on Kate’s interview), I am NOT opposed to helping those who truly need mental health services. ESSA’s mandates and the government intrusion create an environment where EVERYONE stands to be somehow mentally impaired! Our children have had ENOUGH of being ‘test subjects’ for what MAY or MAY NOT work in education!
Based on the evidence I have researched, I do not believe mental health overreaches belong in school, using taxpayer funds to combine education and mental health care. I do not believe our federal government should be misusing our tax funds for their idea of what a healthy, mentally balanced person should be. It is not their right, it is not their jurisdiction! If a child/student/or adult/student needs mental health care assistance, we should certainly help them get to the properly licensed and qualified health care professionals, not wannabe doctors or quasi professionals.
*Personal note: I’ll be out of town most of this first full week of June 2018. I’ll update you as much as I can via my Twitter account (@commoncorediva) or on Facebook. Please, take the time to really comb through this in-depth article. Find out what’s happening in your State. Stand up and fight it! Share this information, we have all our children to lose if we are not aware of what’s going on.
My fellow Anti Fed Ed Warriors, here’s the latest agenda filled system behind AP World History.
Warriors, you know I’ve held nothing back in exposing that ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is impacting (in real time) EVERY school choice.
It absorbedAP (Advanced Placement) courses into the mandates for aligned education. Also, IB (International Baccalaureate) Schools.
You also know that IB Schools are UN (United Nations) breeding grounds for globalism and collectivism. (*Note: early in my blogging days, this resource filled article.)
At one time AP courses were truly ‘advanced’. At one time the credits and scores your student earned actually meant ‘honor’.
However, these courses and tests went the way of the wind when they were aligned to the CCSS Machine.
Now, AP Courses are just as empty as the rest of the CCSS aligned (or whatever label your State has re-branded CC to) ‘curriculum’ and assessments.
I know you’ve seen the decrease in quality. I’ve watched it over the past few years. Especially in private and homeschooling. I’ve also seen how the public schools have used AP as a sort of ‘dividing line’ among students. Truly sickening.
Where AP and the UN Meet:
Warriors, simply put, World History.
In this teacher led instructional video, she openly tells the students that she’ll be away for 2 days attending the UN Model Club Conference. She’s leaving them an assignment to watch a documentary and then complete the SPICE chart. What’s a SPICE chart?
Before I share what each letter stands for, look at the simplicity of this chart:
Why all the detail and fuss for such a simple chart? Why not let kids take notes in a way which makes sense to them? If these students are truly ‘advanced’ shouldn’t they be able to figure this out for themselves? And finally, why let the computer guide them?
The Meaning Behind SPICE, Agenda Dressed In Education:
“S” stands for ‘Social’ and includes class structures, social mobility and barriers, gender roles and relations, family and kinship, racial and ethnic constructs, urbanization, and, freedoms/rights. “P” stands for ‘Political’ and includes government and leadership, nations and nationalism, revolts and revolutions, conflict and war, legal and court systems, regional/trans-regional/global, and, structure/organization. “I” stands for ‘Interacting with the Environment’ and covers demography, disease, migration, natural resources, settlement patterns, impact of natural barriers, flora/fauna/climate, and technology. “C” stands for ‘Cultural’ and covers religions/beliefs/ideologies, language, writing, art/architecture, clothing/food/music, education, science/technology, and nationalism. “E” stands for ‘Economic’ and entails material wealth, production (agricultural and pastoral), distribution (trade and commerce), labor systems, industrialization, wealth distribution, and banks/currency.
However, Warriors, look at how this OH teacher’s blog highlights each letter of SPICE.
Do you see what he is choosing to put at the top of the list for “Social”? The UN also has a ‘gender agenda’, its SDG #5. (*Note: SDG is short for Sustainable Development Goal)
To see how the CCSS Machine uses gender as a ‘change agent’, read this.
Warriors, the UN actively recognizes America as a ‘nation-state’ or as a ‘member-state’.
Many of the UN’s SDGs center on environment. To the point environment is more important than people.
Notice how this theme centers on a dominant belief system? Notice how science and technology are also present? You can trace the science/technology all through STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) and the SDGs. STEM is a tool created by the UN to implement the SDGs.
This next SPICE video from You Tube reveals a broader agenda in AP World History. Flip Learning (where all individual school work is completed at home and all collaborative work is completed in class) is what this one teacher is saying has been proven to be more effective than traditional school work. Warriors, this is all but eliminating ALL individual work in class.
While that’s a wake-up call on its own, it’s the teacher’s leading the students on how to decipher a picture they are seeing which is even more awakening. Why? She coaches them by telling them when we don’t know things we can be uncomfortable about them. However, by using this SPICE system, as they know more the students will feel more comfortable about the world around them. This teacher also guides the students thinking by telling them nothing happens in a vacuum/that everything interconnects.
Warriors, just how does the AP coursework intersect with Model UN Clubs? From 2014, this NC high school used the two to from a ‘joint crisis committee’.
Here’s another example of how AP is steering kids to see the UN’s global continuity and tie it to which of our U.S. Presidents was most supportive. Compare what you read here with the SPICE information. Do you see the connections?!
In 2016, I showed you how the UN Model Clubs were impacting homeschoolers (as do AP courses). Earlier this year, I showed you more about the march for global citizens and gave you more information on education as that ‘change agent’.
While McGraw-Hill isn’t the copyright owner of AP, it has an entire catalog of AP ‘electives’. World History is among them. You’ll see how the current AP courses align to C3 (College/Career/Civic Life) as well as NGSS (Next Gen Science Standards). The UN can be found in C3 and NGSS.
AP Summer Time:
For students during the summer, the CCSS aligned AP courses keep going! This AP Summer Institute at one NC university campus this year is just an example. See below:
To see how the State of NC gives these AP Summer scholarships, go here. Note that when you scroll all the way down the screen you’ll find out the partner for these scholarships is the NC State Board of Education. So, in other words, the AP summer institutes are taxpayer funded!
Now, Warriors, I know your State will have AP courses as well, so be looking for those summer camps! If you want to see how AP students are data raped to provide your State with ‘information’ that can be ‘celebrated’, go here.
Let’s not forget, The National Reviewshowed the leftist approach from College Board to support the UN’s activities back in 2014.
Warriors, as far as who created the SPICE chart system, it doesn’t really matter. What does, is that the AP courses and assessments have increased their amount of collectivism.
This is infecting ALL education choices. Do we want to be a free America or a controlled one?
(*Personal Note: I’ll be traveling to CT to appear at a Parents Rights Rally there. If you can make it to Hartford, we need you! I’ll use my @commoncorediva (Twitter) account to update you all.)
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, we know there are continued links between ‘federally led education’ and globally led education. We also know these ties which lie between education and our communities are deeply embedded. To that end, I’m using ‘global, smobal’. The “global” is self defining. The “smobal”? My take on ‘small town gone global’.
The manifestations of these ties are easily found in the UN’s (United Nations’s) SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), as well as the American laws: WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014), ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015), HEA (Higher Education Act, currently being re-written), and any other law which combines any of the above.
Thanks to many Anti Fed Ed Warriors and many other Anti Global Education Warriors, we’ve been able to see what programs are being used to breed so much collectivism. As we know, the UN’s SDGs use education as the single most important ‘change agent’ to infiltrate our towns and cities. (Source for image below)
What do some of the activities look (or sound) like to bring the UN’s desired alignments to fruition? I have a few examples below:
Global, Smobal: Part One:
Warriors, recently I was in Georgia attending to family business. While helping out, I found myself in a doctor’s office where I picked up a local magazine. The magazine was all about the arts and culture of the area. As I was thumbing through the pages, I stumbled upon an article about a county at the opposite end of the State, where the citizens are finding Career Clustersas a great unifier for them.
One of the reasons this particular magazine was featuring the far away county? Since it appears to be such a great success in one rural area of Georgia, it can be an equal success somewhere very similar in another part of Georgia.
See how the local magazine’s writer ‘sold’ the Career Clusters Pathway alignment:
(Source for the article, see page 99 and those immediately following)
To learn about the Georgia county featured, go here. Notice on Page 6, the amount of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) aligned workforce education, as well as those ‘wonderful’ Career Clusters. Note that the County’s schools are charter ones. Notice among the community unifying buildings is a new innovative amphitheater. By sheer coincidence, the area I was visiting had just completed their new amphitheater.
Global Smobal, Part Two:
Also, in the same magazine, another article about a multi state effort to join businesses and education. This effort is geared more for adults than the previous article, where students are the main focus. To find that article, go to page 93 and those immediately following. Below, is a screen shot of one of the pages:
If you’d like to learn about the STEMIE Coalition, (STEMIE stands for ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math linked to Invention and Entrepreneurship’) STEMIE is based in CT with leaders in CA, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, MA, NH, OH, OK, SC, TN, and TX).
It was the AL based Champion Network (link is in the above screen shot) which helped STEMIE Coalition get started. Visit STEMIE.
Warriors, the ‘global smobal’ here that this new type of business and education collaboration is a direct product of STEM. The purpose of the ‘teamwork’? Redefining how communities work.
Below is a screen shot of the early 2000s Tool Kit education-for-sd-tool-kit-fully-highlighted-1.
(*Note: this article is just one where I give you more context for the Tool Kit.)
As we know, STEM is a UN directive contained within the SDGs.The redefining of our communities? That’s straight out of the SDG Tool Kit. How does STEM tie to the Career Clusters? Read the ‘research’ behind STEMIE. The free K-12th grade curriculum for STEMIE? Aligned to the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and, is based off the PAST Foundation’s framework for education.
PAST Foundation is based in OH, but is an international group devoted to project based learning combining STEM and anthropology to prepare for 21st Century careers. PAST’s public private partnerships are what make this twist on STEM‘work’. Warriors, as we know, the increase of P3s (public private partnerships) was a mandate of ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Global Smobal #3:
April 21st, 2018, my local town newsletter is advertising the Global Youth Service Day. According to the town’s information, this workday is the only one devoted to children (ages 6 to 18). What type of projects will be completed? Local service projects to benefit the collective community.
If you want to see how sold out to the UN’s SDGs the YSA(Youth Servicing America) is, look below:
Warriors, if you access @YouthSDGs (Twitter), you’ll find a tweet where the 17 Sustainable Development Goals reveal 169 targets throughout them. You’ll also find how targeted our youth are to achieve the collectivism of it all.
Remember, these are woven into education across America! Regardless of where you go to school.
More Global, Less Local:
Warriors, look below at this screen shot of the March 2018 ISO Technical Committee for Asset Management Systems Reporton attaining the SDGs through good management of your organization’s assets. For our context, think your city budget and city employees:
As if high-jacking the city budget isn’t bad enough, check out the SDG 2030 Board Game you can use to teach your kids! (*Note: you will be asked to register to download the game, board, dice pattern, and, questions. They will appear on your computer has zip files.)
Warriors, in what other ways are your businesses, towns and schools working together in these types of ways? What about the rural Americans? How are they being encircled? Look around you, my friends!
Warriors, if you haven’t seen the connection of all the UN/SDGs and STEM to your country’s demise at the hands of the CCSS Machine, I hope this article has helped shed some light on the dastardly wicked deceptions going on in education.We are well on our way to being that‘STEM nation with a STEM people for a STEM economy with STEM jobs’for a global good which was inserted in America during the previous administration. Presently, no stopping this global dagger which pierces our hearts has been given by the current administration.
Why would an Anti Fed Ed Warrior need to be concerned with ‘G.C.’? What is ‘G.C.’? Warriors, the zippy quick answer is ‘global citizen’. The ‘update’ portion surrounding G.Cs? That’s what this article will look into. Why am I abbreviating ‘global citizen’? To simply fly under the radar of social media censorship.
When We Last “Tuned” Into G.C. News:
Warriors, we discovered in February 2018, the Global Citizenship (a direct ‘attack’ on every nation’s individuality and culture by the U.N., United Nations) received a boost from the U.S. Congress via legislation to increase America’s involvement in all things global. Before we look at what’s up in March 2018, or being planned in the future, step back with me, into my archives to see the trail of evidence I’ve shared with you. Why would we need this now?
With the States continually being forced into complying with all ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) has in mandates, we will see the push for G.C.s increase. Especially among our youngest students, as well, as those ‘outside’ the traditional education choices.
The G.C. Trail:
We also learned back in July 2017, that the G20 (Group of 20) was using their related task force, the B20 (Business Group of 20) to align education toward global citizenship. The related festival surrounding the G20 featured many well known celebrities to push how wonderful it is that education is the best way to give us global citizens.
From the Fall of 2017, I showed you the Global Citizen scorecard America has. You also will be able to see which groups want to have your babies become global citizens more than American citizens.
A bit further back from my research (2016), we were able to find out how the U.N.’s Model Clubs are embedded in homeschooling. The intent? To help infiltrate this educational choice with not only U.N. philosophy, but global citizenship tools, as well.
To create G.C.s out of every American, young and old? What better tool to use than the Olympic Games (as well as the Special Olympics). The U.N.’s global agenda is well placed in this fashion.
G.C.s Now And In The Future:
Warriors, if you’ve not heard of the UNA (United Nations Association), then you will not know the United States is a member. The UNA-US office is based in Washington, D.C., but you can find groups all over the separate States. While the UNA is not new, look below at some of what is new:
We’ve known the CCSS Machine link to the U.N. was intentional, but did you know the CC Standards also link to a Matrix called “Global Competency”? From Page vii:
Warriors, if you are on Twitter, the UNA/US Group has an account. Use the #USAforUN. If you do not use Twitter, use their News and Publications page from the website. Below is the latest global focus in the USA:
How Did I Find The USA’s UN Association Website?
Warriors, I was able to find the UNA-US website by way of theWFUNA, which stands for World Federation of United Nations Associations. WFUNA wrapped up a winter 2018 Conference back in January. The theme? “Mission Possible: International Agents of Change”. One of the key topics? Quality education for all. My fellow Warriors, education is SDG #4. (SDG is short for Sustainable Development Goal. The entire set of SDGs are UN created and US adhered to.)
The Global Citizen Forum (2013)was founded by the same man who also formed the Smart Group (1980s). The Smart Group’s tag line, “One World, One Vision” and is steeped inTechnocracy. The man? BK Modi. He’s even been cited by the U.S. Congress as a Humanitarian.
To access the Smart Group website, go here.
To access the Global Citizen Forum, that’s here.
From the Global Citizen Forum, comes something truly unnerving, a Global Legal Standard. Set up to equalize people, businesses, and more.
If you are not exactly sure of how Technocracy factors into the CCSS Machine, please read my articles where I’ve connected the truth that the ‘innovations’ via technology mean more than a super fast Internet connection. Above (the highlighted word ‘Technocracy’) has 2 of my articles. The earliest one I wrote was in 2014.) Much of the Technocratic political platform is socialistic in nature. Just think Communism.
The G.C. Website (the one to the lower left of the Stevie Wonder picture):
This Global Citizen group is not to be confused with the Global Citizen Forum (above).
This G.C. group is the one which hosted a festival outside the G20.
Back in February 2018, Rihanna (celebrity) was a part of the Global Citizen’s efforts to raise billions of dollars for global education for all. (Ironic that a UN led effort for global education is named “Education for All”.) The US’s 2018 contribution to G.C., $375 million dollars.
Among the Board of Directors for G.C., you’ll find the Gates Foundation, Forbes, Huffington Post, and, others. The American groups in the CCSS Machine show up here, as they have been showing up for almost everything connected to education. Oh, and G.C.’sstance on education? Educate children to lead others out of poverty.
Warriors, I hope you have been able to glean quite a bit you didn’t know before about the depth to which the CCSS Machine has sunken to indoctrinate all of us.
How many times have we seen the CCSS Machine invite us to a place at the community table for education? It’s been many times, right? How many of those times have we seen the Delphi method used? (Delphi methods invite people in to have a discussion and then drive the discussion to predetermined results which has nothing to do with the people’s input.)
We’ve seen this tactic repeatedly used against us, Warriors. It stinks. Thanks to ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and its mandates for MORE federal control in education, the Delphi method was launched in every ‘stakeholder’ meeting; every ESSA forum for ideas and suggestions; and, it was pulled off right under our noses.
To add insult to injury, NOW, the States are rolling out all kinds of meetings across their boundaries. These meetings are a continued effort to attract (under false pretenses) community citizens to become involved in ‘local’ education.
The example? Why, NC (North Carolina), of course. Warriors, you know it’s where I live. You also know, from a few articles ago, the State education, business, and, political leaders are rolling out the CCSS Machine bandwagon fallacies.
The leaders want SO much for NC to be a national leader of ‘local education’. Yet, look behind the facade and you’ll see the same egregiousness here, that is happening THERE (wherever you live).
To be more specific about the latest NC example of CCSS Machine education alignment, think ‘innovation’. As in ‘districts of innovation’. As in, piling on more technology, digital learning, and the data mining which goes with it. (*Note, back in 2016, I published this article about the NC ties to other States and some of their ‘districts of innovation’. Scroll down to “Part 2”.)
Before I get to the latest innovation news, let me give you some background and context.
The State Data Gets You Every Time:
Many NC leaders, especially some high profile elected officials (like Lt. Gov. Dan Forrest), have been pushing for the past few years to have MOREdigital programs and technology and more band-width internet connections in EVERY classroom across our State. (*Note: the ‘connections’ article will show you Forrest is also on the ‘school choice’ bandwagon for CCSS.)
Forrest is currently gearing up for a run as the next NC Governor. Forrest also sits on the NC SBE (State Board of Education) and has signed at least one resolution damning our students across the State to MORECCSS aligned CTE (Career Tech Education), because, after all, jobs in NC will make our State excel above others. His initiativefor 1 technology device for every single student is also a death knell in education.
How? A computer in every student’s hands will some how many education even better. Yep, and let’s recall the plethora of articles proving how damaging too much computer access, time, and, education is literally sucking the life out of students.
All this technology is tied to STEM (which is part of the UN, United Nations, education agenda). STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math. The data mining which accompanies all this technology will make millions of dollars for the members and their organizations of the CCSS Machine.
More Background/Context Related Resources: From 2016, after ESSA became law, a look at the NC digital shift and State law which supports and promotes this activity in education.
From 2015, the ‘new’ digital upgrades NC got which most definitely set the trap for data mining in all school choices from Pre-K to adult, using technology and CTE for jobs and the economic health of the State.
From 2014, the NC Community College System, the (former) Governor of NC, McCrory, and business leaders sell out higher education for alignment to workforce based learning. (*Notes: McCrory (a conservative Republican) was Forrest’s former boss. The current Governor of NC, Cooper(a liberal Democrat) has done zero to unhinge NC from the federal overreaches in education, the alignment of cradle to career tracking systems, and everything which connects these. Serving as Lt. Governor alongside BOTH these Governors, Forrest has NOT bucked the educational alignment system either.)
The Latest Delphi Method/Innovation For NC:
Warriors, the latest innovation push is called the “Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholders (CCES)” Conference. Below is a screen shot of the topic strands for ‘innovation’:
The Conference was announced on the NC DPI (Dept. of Public Instruction). The official title of the Community Conference is “Fostering Innovation Across Our State”. The vision for all this updating in education? Warriors, you’ll ‘love’ it! According to the website page for the Conference, the coming together of all the ‘stakeholders’ for innovation’s sake, “builds capacity for continued growth and success for all learners.”
Among the goals for the Conference is ‘data-driven’ strategies and resources’.
Found in the 84 page Conference Guide, beginning March 12th, 2018, the opening breakout sessions will give teachers data gathering tools to use as they walk about their classrooms. How compliance from students will be turned into ‘engagement’, and, digital classes for coding on-line and reading for little ones. That’s just for the students. For the teachers there is digital badging in competency driven PD (professional development). For the parents? How to use Twitter for your school.
Warriors, those are just the first few breakouts. Do you see what kind of tactic is being used? While each breakout says the target audiences include parents, I wonder how many parents who can afford this Conference (about $250.00 per person), will be able to attend the breakouts where they are not mentioned in the descriptions? If they are allowed, how many will be ‘delphi-ed’?
You’ll want to scroll through the Guide to find out what other data mining, and ‘innovation’ can be found. Look for assessments, districts for innovation, any company specified. (For example, I saw PowerSchool mentioned quite a few times) You’ll also want to look for globalization of your classes, shared business and school fiscal ventures.
Warriors, ‘innovation’ is a code word, I do believe. What’s it code for? Anything the CCSS Machine needs to happen in education can fit under ‘innovation’ and be found acceptable. The CCSS Machine needs more data to mine, track, and sell.
Easy, label a program or initiative with ‘innovation’ and presto-bingo! People buy into it. We’re being delphi-ed to death, Warriors! Our kids are being data raped every day in the name of ‘innovation’. Look at the levels of compliance, too.
A leader needs to look good so that more people will support their agendas. Easy, pop in the word ‘innovation’ or use it in connection with ’21st Century education’, and watch the support pour in!
The federal government wants to maintain its compliance with the United Nations and their global grasp on education for workforce needs. Easy, write ‘innovation’ into a piece of legislation and watch how quickly it becomes a law. Laws, which by their very existence render their illegal based overreaches as ‘treason’. When it comes to education, we are no longer a United States of America, Warriors. We’ve become the United State of Delphi.
Warriors Against Fed Ed, Common Core, and, Global Education’s takeover in America, we find ourselves approaching the end of June 2017. As I said earlier in the year, summer would not be a time the CCSS Machine would slow down its continual grinding down of education.
To that end, a CCSS/Global Ed laced Conference is just getting started. It’s the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) 2017 Conference. It’s meeting in Texas. Late Sunday afternoon, #ISTE and #GlobalEd17 were trending topics on Twitter.
The proganda was digusting. The painted on smiles of those attending and leading were deceiving. Be sure to check all the latest ‘news’ out.
As I also stated earlier in the year, the summer is the ideal time for us Warriors to continue to arm ourselves with information to be ready for action when the new school year begins. The War Vs. the Core is NOT over, not by a long stretch.
Briefly, ISTE’s Connection To Global Education:
Warriors, back in 2015, I shared with you, an article titled “Tech Thursday: Global Day for Education”. It was the first time I’d run across ISTE. Quickly, just think “Microsoft” (and we know who THAT leads us to). Microsoft is the main sponsor of ISTE. Does it align the standards for technology in the classrooms to the dreaded CCSS (Common Core State Standards)? Absolutely. Does the ISTE apply its alignment to the re-branded names of CCSS, certainly! Where there’s international data, there’s got to be international data mining. That too, has an annual conference. Here’s an article where you can see the plethora of workshops devoted to harvesting education information.
Because technology is global, we know data created by technology is also global. However, the connections to global education and technology, which are very disturbing, (CCSS Machine propaganda uses ‘disruptive’) are the cultural mindset shifts hiding behind all those neat sounding apps and computer programs.
For example, from the article I’ve linked above, is a screen shot (below) where you ‘ll see the ‘global’ pledge. This pledge is used by all kinds of education related groups.
With international technology comes the need for global education days. At least that’s what Harvard University and the others involved in the Global Education Conference Network believe. You can find out more about the Network in the article I’ve linked you to to learn more about the ISTE. You’ll also see how the AFT (American Federation of Teachers) is connected. (*Note: both the NEA (National Education Association and AFT) have ‘bought’ into the Education International, an organization with ties to UNESCO (you know, an arm of the United Nations. UNESCO is also known for it’s “Education for All” Program.) You can find out more about this, here.
Related: One of my most in-depth global education articles can be accessed here. It is from earlier this year and jam packed with information you can use to ready yourselves for the 2017-18 school year. (*Note: global education is present in all educaiton choices and will continue to seek out ways in which to lessen those choices until there is no choice at all. ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, is a great example for reducing school choices, not increasing them.)
ISTE 2017 and Global2017:
Warriors, since the ISTE Conference is technology based, you know the latest and most aligned resources will be available to you, even if you can’t make it to TX. Here’s the schedule, with embedded links
Wait, is there a separate Global Ed 2017 Conference at the same location? From what I can find, no; the global education is part of the ISTE Conference. How? The location is the same. See below:
Warriors, you can sign up for free to access all the Global Education Network resources (you’ll want to see the Google classroom items, the lists of global organizations, the resources and those who’ve written them (I saw Steve Hardagon’s name pop up).
How to access all this? Visit this website, click on ‘visit’. Sign in (you can use your Facebook, Google Plus, or email if you don’t have an Iparticipate i.d.) Notice at the bottom of the page, that the P21, Inc (Partnership for 21st Century Skills) is a sponsor.
Access this list of global education organizations and people on Twitter. Even if you do no ‘tweet’ you can still find out about this CCSS Machine global members.
Why access all this? After all, it’s from the CCSS Machine. Warriors, if we are to be armed with the latest information, especially when it comes to technology and data mining, we must ‘hang out’ among the creators. Since so many of our schools are leaving parents, grandparents, and taxpayers in the dark, any advantage we can gain by seeing what the CCSS Machine is doing, is needed.
First Isn’t Always Best:
So far, Warriors, I’ve not said anything which relates to the title of this article. What is ‘first of its kind’? In the push for global technology, these two examples I want to leave you with. Ask yourselves, is this being planned for my school district? Is this where my tax dollars are going? Am I okay with the continued misuse of money to not educate students, but, to indoctrinate them?
Digital Portfolios may NOT be brand new, but a school district in AL is featured among the ISTE resources (and global education) for its first of its kind update. What’s the update? “Whole Story for the Whole Child”. This is about 30 minutes of video.
By giving the students a computer, showing them how to use it to lay out their lives, this portfolio COULD be used for other purposes. Such as, at the 3:25 mark (or just after it) a high school teacher reveals just ONE of the ‘other’ purposes: a track to see where each student needs to round themselves out for “college and career readiness”! (If you are new to the War vs Common Core, ‘College and Career Ready” is a re-branded name for the same thing.)
You’ll also have the person in charge of the federal funding for this AL school district explain how to start digital portfolios in your area. She will tell you that as school leaders implementing this you’ll WANT to look into each student’s personal life as well as their academic ‘lives’. Watch for the grade levels involved and the end result. (hint: by the times the students get to colleges, not enough is known about them)
Here is the website’s banner from the school district featured:
Warriors, so much of global education and technolgy involves STEM (Science, Engineering, and Math), but they also include STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math).
Both STEM and STEAM are not American. STEM is the marketing name dreamed up by the NSF (National Science Foundation) to incorporate the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. STEM and CCSS go hand in hand. STEM was introduced about the time the CCSS was rolled out. Common Core was the distraction; STEM was the real agenda for education. It’s all been researched and documented. As far as STEAM, it too, is not American. It’s roots are from South Korea and brought to the US. If you’ve missed these facts, please find them here.
This leads me to another ‘first of its kind’ and in the nation. This time we’ll find it in TN.
Full article(*Note: this was back in 2016).Warriors, notice the underlined portions of this published article. K-12 grades; Arts Innovation Zone, PBL(Project Based Learning) daily on STEAM. Do we have any idea how one-dimensional this is going to be for our littlest ones? Sure, the CCSS Machine talks it up that all kinds of engaging education will happen with STEAM, but every day?! True education honors that while engaging needs to happen, so does some down-time. So what’s happened to this one-of-a-kind school since 2016? A big dollar donation from a private company to go to a public school; the hope that those big bucks will prove STEAM can work for both inner city schools and rural schools. See the article here.
Warriors, the bottom line to all the ISTE/global ed dribble is this: “Learning without limits” will get us farther in education than ever before. Yeah, right…
Welcome back, my fellow Anti Fed Ed/CCSS Warriors!
I’ve returned home after a bittersweet journey. That said, let’s dive in, shall we?!
In playing ‘catch up’ on the latest education news, I found this ‘lovely’ rotten apple: The CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) has been given an award for being one of the BEST non-profit groups in our nation!
If you missed this news, it is no surprise. It was announced on the CCSSO’s Press Release Page on 4/1/17 (aka: April Fool’s Day). CCSSO’s Twitter account waited to ‘tweet’ the news the same day as the first ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) deadline expired. In fact, if you use Twitter and wish to see all the ‘cheering tweets’CCSSO gave each State as they ‘lined up’ for ESSA (per the U.S. Dept. of Ed’s website), find them here.
Warriors, I hope you see not only the irony of the dates used, but the groups involved. It’s been known for quite some time how tied to the CCSS Machine the CCSSO is. The same is true for the U.S. Dept. of Education, too.
So, what group(s) are involved in recognizing the CCSSO as ‘one of the best’?
The NonProfit Times:
First, here’s a quote from the CCSSO Press Release about the “The NonProfit Times”: “This is the second year that CCSSO made the list of 50 organizations recognized. The NonProfit Times partnered with Best Companies Group, Inc. on this report.”
What we need to know about theNonProfit Times is this: It is a publication of the BridgeTower Media group. BridgeTower Media uses its’ research arm, the Best Companies Group, Inc., for ’employee satisfaction’ data collection.
Crossing Over On A Bridge:
BridgeTower Media is the business arm of GateHouse Media: “BridgeTower Media is the business-to-business media division of Gatehouse Media, the largest publisher of daily newspapers in the United States.” Source
However, Warriors, BridgeTower is a ‘rebrand’ in business news! See below:
So, how does this involve what we are experiencing in classrooms? Why as an Anti Fed Ed/CCSS Warrior should I take notice?
1) Technology is really big deal in modern education. Technology means data collection, sharing, and, power. Power for those who capture it/loss of power in our privacy. So, apply the following in that context.
SoftBank has a “Vision Plan“. Technology is the root of the Plan. Also involved in the “Plan” is Saudi Arabia. The Plan includes increasing globally led AI (Artificial Intellegience). Apple, Inc. has already jumped into the Plan. Apple, Inc. is also part of the CCSS Machine’s overreach into educational settings.
GateHouse Media is considered America’s largest publisher of daily news. GateHouse, thus has tremendous influence in our local areas. Consider this, the single largest investor (Fortress Investment Group, LLC) in GateHouse Media was sold to a Japanese based investment group (SoftBank Group Corp.) earlier this year!
2) Warriors, a globally based investment group has been able to get their collective foot further into our American doorways by making such a move. The evidence for globally-led influence in American education is becoming stronger every day.
3) Notes: Technology-based education was given the go-ahead with the passage of WIOA (2014’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), STEM Act of 2015 (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act, 2015). Technology based education in the HEA (Higher Education Act, 2008) will most certainly received the ‘go-ahead’ for streamlined education when it is re-authorized.
Current leadership in D.C. is ‘hell-bent’ on expanding technology, especially in classrooms. A huge portion of federal funds has been earmarked for technology purchases and upgrades via ESSA.
So, how does all this tie back to the CCSSO’s ‘award’?!
You have a massive global group with plenty of CCSS Machine ties congratulating ANOTHERCCSS Machine member for being a best ‘non profit’ group. Non profit groups have been used for years to usher in the education reform.
We are on a fast track set for meeting theU.N.’s global education goals as written out in the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)!
Technology will render ‘school choice’ a thing of the past. ESSA’s implementation will render true ‘school choice’ as a thing of the past.
Related Warrior Information:
Artificial Intelligence in the classroom. (Note: scroll down to the YouTube Video and related article)
The digital overload thanks to ESSA.
The SDGs in our educational resources.
Warriors, the CCSSO should receive no reward for anything it does. By the acknowledgement as one of the best places to work, according to the NonProfit Times, those employees are rubbing our noses it what they do for the CCSSO. Helping lead the way in un-Americanizing education.
There is a place for CCSSO and every other CCSS Machinemember group. It’s called “Traitors Gate”.
Who: All anti CCSS/Fed Ed Warriors
When: Monday, February 13th, 2017, from 9 pm to 11 pm (EST)
Hosts: ‘Twitter Rally for Education’ (made up of grass roots folks like us) and PJNET
1) This is a hash tag rally NOT a handle rally. What does that mean? It is a Rally to raise awareness NOT to attack or target individuals. Our goal is simple: hold our President accountable for his campaign promise to end CCSS, as well as to hold the new Secretary of Education accountable for working with We the People.
2) We need messages/memes (graphics, screen shots, etc.) as soon as possible. (*Note: We are not trying to get out complicated information. JUST LOTS of TWEETS to express public DEMAND that they Stop Common Core. Please KEEP IT SIMPLE!)
For the Rally to work WELL, our goal is 100 messages/memes. Send them via Twitter, to #KeepYourPromise and #PJNETBEFORE 2/11/17.
4) Check back over the weekend for updated information about the Rally. An ‘Action Page’ link will be shared with instructions.
5) If the above link does not work, type in “Twitter Rally for Education” in the Facebook search bar. (*Be sure to check back over the weekend for the latest updates!)
6) Other hash tags we’ll be using are, #StopCommonCore; #RepealESSA
DeVos Is In, So What’s The Point?
This is not a ‘revenge’ Rally!
Since we must work with Mrs. DeVos, let’s remind her We the People desparately want our students (of all ages) out of CCSS aligned education!
The education reform road has a long and conflicted path. It won’t get fixed overnight. It will not be easy. But, We the ParentsCANNOT give up!
Regardless of your like/dislike for Mrs. DeVos, we have to move forward in our War vs the Core. We do not have time to complain.
We must purpose to hold the Adminstration 100% accountable where education is concerned. If they are unwilling to keep their promises, we MUST call them out. We begin, Monday, Feb. 13th in a respectful manner.
Below are some examples:
A sample message for the above picture: “#KeepYourPromise #StopCommonCore #PJNET #Repeal ESSA: Parents know that aligned edu didn’t work/won’t work w/ ESSA.” ********************************************************************
Sample message for this one: “RepealESSA #StopCommonCore #PJNET #KeepYourPromise: ESSA doesn’t rid USA of CCSS, but YOU can!”
Sample tweet for this one, “#PJNET #RepealESSA #KeepYourPromise #StopCommonCore:
Parents sick of warn out message. Fed laws/fed funds don’t fix edu; they give control.”
Sample tweet for this one, “#KeepYourPromise #StopCommonCore #RepealESSA #PJNET:
I am holding DC accountable 4 edu promises 2 end fed ed/give back sovereignty.”
Thanks for joining us in this Rally to raise awareness.
We the People are not giving up on a true quality education free from federal control, national standards or curriculum, and a pack of educrats calling the shots.
Hey, Warriors Against the Core! By now you’ve probably heard that the U.S. Senate HELP Committee has postponed the vote on Betsy DeVos until 1/31/17. As you know, Mrs. DeVos was tagged to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Since that announcement, much evidence has surfaced exposing her ties to the CCSS Machine. This proves IF she is to receive the ‘yes’ votes to become ‘education czar’, we’re all in trouble.
Since the evidence has surfaced, many groups, from ultra conservative to ultra liberal, have agreed on one thing: Betsy DeVos is a terrible candidate for the leadership of education. What all these groups don’t agree on is who is a qualified candidate. Those groups with ties to the CCSS Machine, are suggesting the President choose people with education experience which resembles more educratic nonsense than true academics. Those groups without ties to the CCSS Machine have suggested some true educators, but, because of their political standings, may be brushed aside. This is a terrible “catch 22” for our nation.
So, what’s anti CCSS/Fed Ed Warrior to do?! I believe we need to split this situation into manageable portions. 1) Continued pressure directed to the U.S. Senate HELP committee toNOT vote ‘yes’ on DeVos’ confirmation. 2) Voice our support for those with BOTH the qualifications AND the firm stance it takes to be worthy of such a leadership role.
Those with a firm stance should know that the CCSS Machine is NOT the best education partner and divorce the entire Dept. of Ed from it. A firm stance also means working well with others and not sweeping the citizens under the rug. A firm stance means the Dept. of Ed leadership should recommend to the President to totally repeal ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). A firm stance also means the next Secretary should recognize that the existence of the Dept. of Ed is an unconstitutional entity and begin the process of shutting it down.From the ties of finances and seats of power Mrs. DeVos has held thus far, do not speak of this kind of strength.
While the goal #2 is huge, the first goal (continued pressure directed to the Senate HELP) isn’t. In fact, the remainder of this article will be focused on HOW we can direct pressure.
Let The ‘Blasting’ Begin:
This Thursday, 1/26/17, from 1 pm to 6pm, EST, join my co-hosts and I as we use Twitter to ‘blast’ the Senate HELP Committee. If you follow me on Facebook (my Common Core Diva page or the U.S. Parent Call to Action page), you hopefully saw the event announced late yesterday (1/23/17). If you didn’t see it, no problem, you can find the information here.
Here’s what I posted describing the event. “Join the Common Core Diva and other concerned Americans about the DeVos confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education. Let’s use Twitter to ‘blast’ the U.S. Senate HELP Committee members. Use the #DumpDeVos #ConflictsofInterestMatter #RepealESSA #StopESSA and #SenateHELP ”
Here’s how the Twitter Blast is to work (also posted on Facebook): “1) Log on to your Twitter acct (if you have one. If not, it’s quick, easy, and free to join) 1a) Our goals in blasting the Senate HELP are getting those who have received DeVos campaign donations to recuse themselves from voting(look for the asterisk or star); getting as many HELP members to deny DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education as possible and get a true anti Common Core/federally led education, experienced leader like Dr. Peg Luksik, Dr. Pat Huff, Dr. Everett Piper, or Dr. Duke Pesta. Those supporting more federally led/CCSS Machine education are suggesting Michelle Rhee, Linda Darling-Hammond, and others who would not truly represent we, the parents.
2) Access my Twitter page (@CommoncoreDiva), or, if you already follow me, look for the tweets going out. (Remember, only 140 characters per tweet.)
3) Tweet and or re-tweet the jpgs/screen shots you like to the following (please remember to be respectful while being firm). If you choose to use your own images, please keep them appropriate for general audiences. Also, DO NOT attack the person. We are simply raising awareness to our disagreement over Mrs. DeVos, nothing else. The strategy is to open eyes to the truth, not burn bridges. : a) #DumpDeVos b) #SenateHELP c) @SenateHELP d) #ConflictsofInterestMatter e) #RepealESSA f) #StopESSA OR any other ‘anti DeVos’ hash tag you choose
You can also directly send a message to the following D.C. Leaders: Senate HELP Committee members: i) Senator Lamar Alexander* (@SenAlexander) ii) Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) iii) Senator Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) iv) Senator Michael Bennet (@SenBennetCO) v) Senator Richard Burr* (@SenatorBurr) vi) Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) vii) Senator Bill Cassidy* (@BillCassidy) viii) Senator Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) ix) Senator Mike Enzi (@SenatorEnzi) x) Senator Al Franken (@SenFranken) xi) Senator Maggie Hassan (@SenatorHassan) xii) Senator Orrin Hatch* (@SenOrrinHatch) xiii) Senator Johnny Isakson (@SenatorIsakson) xiv) Senator Tim Kaine (@SenKaineOffice) xv) Senator Lisa Murkowski* (@lisamurkowski) xvi) Senator Chris Murphy (@SenMurphyOffice) xvii) Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) xviii) Senator Pat Roberts* (@SenPatRoberts) xix) Senator Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) xx) Senator Tim Scott* (@SenatorTimScott) xxi) Senator Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) xxii) Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) xxiii) Senator Todd Young* (@SenToddYoung)”
Below are some sample tweets and images you’ll be seeing during the ‘blast’:
“@SenateHELP #DumpDeVos Betsy says implant ESSA as is. ESSA mandates almost $900 mil 4 more tech 2 data track/mine/sell 2 anyone in/out of edu.”
“#DumpDeVos #RepealESSA If ESSA implanted ‘as is’, ties WIOA/HEA over 160 times in fine print mandates 4 ALL students. Where ‘choice’ in that? Vote NO, #Senate HELP”
“#ConflictsofInterestMatter #DumpDeVos @SenateHELP Recuse if u got DeVos $$! Can’t b objective when pockets lined.Break crony capital edu.”
“#StopESSA #SenateHELP #DumpDeVos ESSA mandates what taught/how learned (no choice) 4 workforce agenda/whole community assessments/family interventions. Profit win/edu lose.”
Warriors, it’s important to note that while Twitter is a social media outlet, it does help our cause of registering public dissent. Public dissent SHOULD be enough to force our elected leaders to see the truth. Does it always work? Not always, however, in the past, our Warrior voices HAVE made a difference.
That said, join us, this Thursday, and let’s shake up D.C. as only we anti Fed Ed Warriors can do!!
Remember, you are welcome to upload your own images and messages. Just base them on facts, keep under 140 characters, and know you ARE making a difference! Thank you for standing with me.