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Advancing “ReThink” According to Plan

This weekend we are putting the spotlight on another popular post, “Hazardous Education“.  Diva shows us how politicians selling out and deceiving America with globalist programs through STEM/STEAM, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), Climate Change, and Smart Cities.

~ posted by MK for the Diva


Hazardous Education

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Anti Fed Ed Warriors, in my last article I left you with the fact we’d look at the UN -led ‘climate change’ in education. As you know, the hype around ‘going green’ has reached hazardous levels of distortion.
**This is my in-depth look/study guide on how America’s leaders have turned their patriotic duties into globalism gurus.**

Warriors, as you know, from my past research, and others, that STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, (the Arts), and, Math) are 100% United Nations’s created tools to distort our entire world. As was brought up during a recent interview about this, if humans mess around with nature too much, bad things ALWAYS happen.

Real science grounded in real truth has been thrown aside. It totally needs to be pointed out that REAL science knows much more than it being taught today.
The quasi-science replacing truth has many ‘chicken littles’ are running around screaming “The Earth is melting, the Earth is melting!”

climatechicken

The ruse has worked so well, especially in education,  that millions now believe the lies spun by ‘going green’. Why would so few devise a way to deceive so many about ‘climate change’? Money and power are 2 of the biggest reasons. I’m sure there are others, but like everything the CCSS Machine touches or is connected to, those are the top 2 reasons.

Within my last two articles, if you look closely enough, you saw the ‘climate change’ was included on purpose.

STEM/STEAM, climate change, going green all have 1 common denominator: SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals.

Does our current Administration support STEM/STEAM? Read for yourselves. If you want to see the UNESCO spin on ‘climate change’ in education, go here. Their statement on STEM can be read here.

***Adding insult to injury is our American government. It, too has sold our souls to the ‘climate change’ fallacy. ***

secstem
The politicians who believe they are scientists are just as bad as when they pretend to be educators.

D.C. has bent over backwards to use our taxpayer money to fund ‘climate change research’. Did you know that over the past 20 years, D.C. has spent $11.6 billion in 2014 (last available figure) on ‘climate change’?

Did you know that the American Re-investment funds (where Race to the Top also came from), spent $26.1 billion on ‘climate change’? (*Note: both figures are from the GAO (Government Accountability Office).

Warriors, below is a screen shot of the governmental chain for ‘climate control’ from the same page as the figures above.

gaoclimate

The GAO also reports that it’s believed that in 2017, $13.2 billion was spread between 19 federal agencies on ‘climate change’. Marketwatch (2016) reported that each year the U.S. government spends $35 billion in all on the ‘climate change’. By 2050, they estimated that figure would be $350 billion.

Warriors, with the increased push from the UN, on forcing ‘climate change’, that figure could quickly exceed $35 billion a year.

From a July 2015 “Climate Budget Tagging” Report, this excerpt, Climate Budget Tagging (CBT) is a budget tool for monitoring and tracking of climate-related expenditures in the national budget system.”

So, if you want to track the US budget for ‘climate change’ or any of the activities associated with it, you know what to look for. (*Note: this document will not feature the US, but it is an important tool to see what defines our budget on this topic.)

Much of the ‘tagging’ can be traced back to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).

unfccc.jpg (Source)

Warriors, from this link, I was able to find US/UN ‘climate change’ information dating back to the late 1990s.
In this
link, as recent as late 2018. So, regardless of our exit from the Paris Agreement, the federal government is still actively participating with the UN on this topic.

us2018uncc.jpg
(Original source)

Newer, Greener Pastures:

Warriorshere’s what’s currently up in D.C. for ‘Green Deal’ (which is a combination of ‘Smart Cities and ‘Climate Change’..all traceable to the UN’s SDGs):

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Warriors, I encourage you to open the above visual in another window. “Going Green” or “Climate Change” is not upon us due to ONE political party, it’s BOTH.


Other Congressional “Climate Change” Legislation:

Warriors, in all I found a result of 44 ‘climate change’ bills and/or related.
Some had other issues attached to them, so we know, back doors are being used to set us up. Below are the ‘biggest’ ones we should be protesting:

Sister Bills, HR 1689/S 763 establish a “Climate Change Advisory Commission” for America. (Both versions would create federal obligations to fulfill for ‘climate change’.)
Sister Bills,
HR 1243/S 523 claim ‘climate change’ can protect our health care, as such it should be promoted. (Sen. Markey is the sponsor for the Senate version.)
HR 1201
, sets up a National ‘climate change’ security/strategy plan.

While those are bad enough, it’s S 477 I want to draw your attention to:

The Climate Change Education Act (S 477)

s477
What will S 477 do for education?

*Impact education at every age level in formal and non-formal educational settings, activities, and elsewhere.
*Authorizes NOAA to establish this educational programming at the cost of $20 million each year from FY 2020 to FY 2025.
This Bill is based off the “Congressional” researched findings, as follows:

a) overwhelming and undeniable evidence on human induced ‘climate change’.
b) atmospheric carbon can be significantly reduced by renewable energy
c) clear/concise ‘climate change’ information will help remove fear/encourage actions
d) implement measures to reduce human impact
e) create new technology and policies/programs to ensure maximum understanding of items a-d
f) will equip more than 3 million student graduates each year from high school and college armed with attitudes/skills/knowledge about ‘climate change’ which will guide their actions throughout the remainder of their lives
g) because of ‘f’, they can be prepared to make changes politely/support new technology/help create new technology and policy for the coming economic and social changes in America
h) overwhelming evidence exists that the US citizens support this type of teaching
i) a ‘green economy’ will improve social equity by reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities

Warriors, the main conduits for A-I are STEM/STEAM, CTE, Apprenticeships.
You’ll find these in ESSA, HEA, and WIOA (to name the top 3 laws where each are embedded)

If you wonder what the UN/UNICEF stance on‘climate change’ is for children, look here.
This might give us an idea of what NOAA may incorporate, should S 477 become law.
unicefclimate

S 477 is currently in the Senate’s Committee for Commerce, Science, and, Transportation.

sencommittee

Related:
Smart Cities supposedly will answer ‘climate change’, yeah, right.
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and, Transportation (majority party) views on the Trump Administration infrastructure plans. Minority views on 5G and digital economies (which ‘green deals’ will support).
Since ‘smart technology’ and 5G are somehow supposed to help us be ‘greener’, you’ll want to look into these Congressional caucuses:

Smart Cities Caucus (where 5G can be found). Currently IN, CA, OR, PA, MD, NY, MO, WY, TX, GA, IL, NM, FL, NJ, and NV are represented.

Within the U.S. Transportation, a new federal level government Council, NETT (Non-traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology Council)

A “Dear Colleague” Letter from the Smart Cities Caucus to draw in more Congress members.

Movers and Shakers for ‘green’ 5G/Smart Cities

Other Caucuses which are connected: Public Works and Infrastructure, Urban, Future Climate, Grid Innovation, Infrastructure, Smart Construction, Climate Solutions, IP (Intellectual property), Urban Regional Studies, Rural, Housing, Transportation, Public Transportation, Open Source, Co-operative business, Cybersecurity, Global investments, Digital trade, Technology accountability, and, AI (Artificial Intelligence). (*Note: Heartland Inst. featured a 2018 pdf on the Climate Solutions Caucus showing the conservatives union with the very liberal roots of ‘climate change’ traceable to Al Gore.)


Current 116th Bills which relate to 5G/Green/Climate:

HR 1453 (in Committee) co-ordinates a unity between the EU (European Union) and the US for global energy security.
HR 267 The Appropriations for U.S. Transportation, HUD, and others. Education is embedded 11 times, mainly using higher education as test facilities for new technology/green or climate efforts. Passed the House and is in the Senate.
HR 21 (Passed House, in Senate) A Consolidated Appropriations Bills, education is embedded 120 times and green infrastructure, 8 times.
HR 1039 (in Committee), streamlines currency and financial reporting information.
HR 1079/S 435 (HR version has passed House, in Senate; Senate Bill has the same name and is similar) This Bill streamlines all kinds of consent forms for Americans.
HR 292 Streamlines rural areas for broadband.
HR 1328 Expands federal government with new office for Internet Connectivity and related business.
HR 762 Streamlines US schools (all levels) for energy efficiency (passed House, in Senate)
S 253 Same name as HR 762, but retrofits schools.
HR 865/ S 266 (The Senate Bill is identical) Rebuilds US public schools, ‘greens’ them up, Section 303.
HR 989/ S 431 PARTNERS Act (very similar Bills; regional specific apprenticeships for industry-demanded trades)

What Does It All Mean?

Warriors, all this means is one thing: all of us are to be molded (or re-skilled) into how to be ‘green people’. If we look at this through education/economy and America, it’s more like “STEM” people, which is exactly what the plan has been since early 2009 or 2010.

greencitizen
(Original Source)

Closing:

Warriors, I know you love America, as do I. I don’t think the political America loves us back one bit. Not when it aligns us to global mumbo-jumbo like ‘climate change’ is our only hope for peace.

falsehope

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Hazardous Education

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, in my last article I left you with the fact we’d look at the UN -led ‘climate change’ in education. As you know, the hype around ‘going green’ has reached hazardous levels of distortion.
**This is my in-depth look/study guide on how America’s leaders have turned their patriotic duties into globalism gurus.**

Warriors, as you know, from my past research, and others, that STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, (the Arts), and, Math) are 100% United Nations’s created tools to distort our entire world. As was brought up during a recent interview about this, if humans mess around with nature too much, bad things ALWAYS happen.

Real science grounded in real truth has been thrown aside. It totally needs to be pointed out that REAL science knows much more than it being taught today.
The quasi-science replacing truth has many ‘chicken littles’ are running around screaming “The Earth is melting, the Earth is melting!”

climatechicken

The ruse has worked so well, especially in education,  that millions now believe the lies spun by ‘going green’. Why would so few devise a way to deceive so many about ‘climate change’? Money and power are 2 of the biggest reasons. I’m sure there are others, but like everything the CCSS Machine touches or is connected to, those are the top 2 reasons.

Within my last two articles, if you look closely enough, you saw the ‘climate change’ was included on purpose.

STEM/STEAM, climate change, going green all have 1 common denominator: SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals.

Does our current Administration support STEM/STEAM? Read for yourselves. If you want to see the UNESCO spin on ‘climate change’ in education, go here. Their statement on STEM can be read here.

***Adding insult to injury is our American government. It, too has sold our souls to the ‘climate change’ fallacy. ***

secstem
The politicians who believe they are scientists are just as bad as when they pretend to be educators.

D.C. has bent over backwards to use our taxpayer money to fund ‘climate change research’. Did you know that over the past 20 years, D.C. has spent $11.6 billion in 2014 (last available figure) on ‘climate change’?

Did you know that the American Re-investment funds (where Race to the Top also came from), spent $26.1 billion on ‘climate change’? (*Note: both figures are from the GAO (Government Accountability Office).

Warriors, below is a screen shot of the governmental chain for ‘climate control’ from the same page as the figures above.

gaoclimate

The GAO also reports that it’s believed that in 2017, $13.2 billion was spread between 19 federal agencies on ‘climate change’. Marketwatch (2016) reported that each year the U.S. government spends $35 billion in all on the ‘climate change’. By 2050, they estimated that figure would be $350 billion.

Warriors, with the increased push from the UN, on forcing ‘climate change’, that figure could quickly exceed $35 billion a year.

From a July 2015 “Climate Budget Tagging” Report, this excerpt, Climate Budget Tagging (CBT) is a budget tool for monitoring and tracking of climate-related expenditures in the national budget system.”

So, if you want to track the US budget for ‘climate change’ or any of the activities associated with it, you know what to look for. (*Note: this document will not feature the US, but it is an important tool to see what defines our budget on this topic.)

Much of the ‘tagging’ can be traced back to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).

unfccc.jpg (Source)

Warriors, from this link, I was able to find US/UN ‘climate change’ information dating back to the late 1990s.
In this
link, as recent as late 2018. So, regardless of our exit from the Paris Agreement, the federal government is still actively participating with the UN on this topic.

us2018uncc.jpg
(Original source)

Newer, Greener Pastures:

Warriorshere’s what’s currently up in D.C. for ‘Green Deal’ (which is a combination of ‘Smart Cities and ‘Climate Change’..all traceable to the UN’s SDGs):

116green
Warriors, I encourage you to open the above visual in another window. “Going Green” or “Climate Change” is not upon us due to ONE political party, it’s BOTH.


Other Congressional “Climate Change” Legislation:

Warriors, in all I found a result of 44 ‘climate change’ bills and/or related.
Some had other issues attached to them, so we know, back doors are being used to set us up. Below are the ‘biggest’ ones we should be protesting:

Sister Bills, HR 1689/S 763 establish a “Climate Change Advisory Commission” for America. (Both versions would create federal obligations to fulfill for ‘climate change’.)
Sister Bills,
HR 1243/S 523 claim ‘climate change’ can protect our health care, as such it should be promoted. (Sen. Markey is the sponsor for the Senate version.)
HR 1201
, sets up a National ‘climate change’ security/strategy plan.

While those are bad enough, it’s S 477 I want to draw your attention to:

The Climate Change Education Act (S 477)

s477
What will S 477 do for education?

*Impact education at every age level in formal and non-formal educational settings, activities, and elsewhere.
*Authorizes NOAA to establish this educational programming at the cost of $20 million each year from FY 2020 to FY 2025.
This Bill is based off the “Congressional” researched findings, as follows:

a) overwhelming and undeniable evidence on human induced ‘climate change’.
b) atmospheric carbon can be significantly reduced by renewable energy
c) clear/concise ‘climate change’ information will help remove fear/encourage actions
d) implement measures to reduce human impact
e) create new technology and policies/programs to ensure maximum understanding of items a-d
f) will equip more than 3 million student graduates each year from high school and college armed with attitudes/skills/knowledge about ‘climate change’ which will guide their actions throughout the remainder of their lives
g) because of ‘f’, they can be prepared to make changes politely/support new technology/help create new technology and policy for the coming economic and social changes in America
h) overwhelming evidence exists that the US citizens support this type of teaching
i) a ‘green economy’ will improve social equity by reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities

Warriors, the main conduits for A-I are STEM/STEAM, CTE, Apprenticeships.
You’ll find these in ESSA, HEA, and WIOA (to name the top 3 laws where each are embedded)

If you wonder what the UN/UNICEF stance on‘climate change’ is for children, look here.
This might give us an idea of what NOAA may incorporate, should S 477 become law.
unicefclimate

S 477 is currently in the Senate’s Committee for Commerce, Science, and, Transportation.

sencommittee

Related:
Smart Cities supposedly will answer ‘climate change’, yeah, right.
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and, Transportation (majority party) views on the Trump Administration infrastructure plans. Minority views on 5G and digital economies (which ‘green deals’ will support).
Since ‘smart technology’ and 5G are somehow supposed to help us be ‘greener’, you’ll want to look into these Congressional caucuses:

Smart Cities Caucus (where 5G can be found). Currently IN, CA, OR, PA, MD, NY, MO, WY, TX, GA, IL, NM, FL, NJ, and NV are represented.

Within the U.S. Transportation, a new federal level government Council, NETT (Non-traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology Council)

A “Dear Colleague” Letter from the Smart Cities Caucus to draw in more Congress members.

Movers and Shakers for ‘green’ 5G/Smart Cities

Other Caucuses which are connected: Public Works and Infrastructure, Urban, Future Climate, Grid Innovation, Infrastructure, Smart Construction, Climate Solutions, IP (Intellectual property), Urban Regional Studies, Rural, Housing, Transportation, Public Transportation, Open Source, Co-operative business, Cybersecurity, Global investments, Digital trade, Technology accountability, and, AI (Artificial Intelligence). (*Note: Heartland Inst. featured a 2018 pdf on the Climate Solutions Caucus showing the conservatives union with the very liberal roots of ‘climate change’ traceable to Al Gore.)


Current 116th Bills which relate to 5G/Green/Climate:

HR 1453 (in Committee) co-ordinates a unity between the EU (European Union) and the US for global energy security.
HR 267 The Appropriations for U.S. Transportation, HUD, and others. Education is embedded 11 times, mainly using higher education as test facilities for new technology/green or climate efforts. Passed the House and is in the Senate.
HR 21 (Passed House, in Senate) A Consolidated Appropriations Bills, education is embedded 120 times and green infrastructure, 8 times.
HR 1039 (in Committee), streamlines currency and financial reporting information.
HR 1079/S 435 (HR version has passed House, in Senate; Senate Bill has the same name and is similar) This Bill streamlines all kinds of consent forms for Americans.
HR 292 Streamlines rural areas for broadband.
HR 1328 Expands federal government with new office for Internet Connectivity and related business.
HR 762 Streamlines US schools (all levels) for energy efficiency (passed House, in Senate)
S 253 Same name as HR 762, but retrofits schools.
HR 865/ S 266 (The Senate Bill is identical) Rebuilds US public schools, ‘greens’ them up, Section 303.
HR 989/ S 431 PARTNERS Act (very similar Bills; regional specific apprenticeships for industry-demanded trades)

What Does It All Mean?

Warriors, all this means is one thing: all of us are to be molded (or re-skilled) into how to be ‘green people’. If we look at this through education/economy and America, it’s more like “STEM” people, which is exactly what the plan has been since early 2009 or 2010.

greencitizen
(Original Source)

Closing:

Warriors, I know you love America, as do I. I don’t think the political America loves us back one bit. Not when it aligns us to global mumbo-jumbo like ‘climate change’ is our only hope for peace.

falsehope

 

Under Our Noses

Anti Fed Ed Warriors, if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it hundreds of times that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math) is a coined acronym in use to deceive us all.
Yes, I know, I’ve heard it before, “But, Lynne we’ve always had science and math. We’ve had engineering in the past and technology, too.”
HOWEVER, Warriors, the deception is that by creating an acronym with things we are familiar with, the agenda is easier to be implemented.

What do I mean? A few years ago, I wrote an article showing you how the NSF, National Science Foundation (a government funded agency of the USA), was tasked to come up with a marketing tool to ‘win’ the nation over with.

WHY? Evidence suggests their ties with the UN (United Nations). More to the point the UN’s damnable SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). STEM was (and is) the vehicle to change the course of education. At least according to the UN SDG Toolkit (created here in America). (*Note: you can access and read the Toolkit for yourselves. Look for the link under the Paragraph “From 2002”. The sentence beginning with “Tool Kit” is where you’ll find the document.)

THEN, once the acronym was selected, the President (Obama) had to be influenced. I also revealed HOW he was influenced (a PCAST Report).  (*Note: when you go back and read the embedded links, you’ll notice that the Presidential influence began well before President Obama, especially in regards to the NSF.)

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So, what WAS the agenda and does it still survive under our current President?

Agenda: STEM ushered in about the same time as Common Core, so no one would notice. Use STEM to create a STEM people with a STEM education for STEM jobs and a STEM economy. In other words more mastery based education, or as it’s been sold to us, competency based education (CBE). Why CBE? Skilled workers. Skilled in STEM, that is.

Is the Agenda surviving? Absolutely! In fact, President Trump is a huge supporter of STEM because it means jobs. As we know, jobs means economy.

However, Warriors, the STEM economy is NOT for America, it’s for the global good and their economy.

U.S. Sec. DeVos has done an outstanding’ job of promoting STEM, too. Since STEM is global and she has seen it as her duty to sell our nation out to global mastery based education, you can be assured STEM will be popping up in current proposed DC legislation.

sdgstem

STEM In Legislation for 2018 And Beyond:

Warriors, right now, we are nearing the end of Fiscal 2018. On October 1, 2018, our government begins FY 2019.Currently,  STEM is woven into several of the FY 2019 Budget Bills. I shared with you, back in August, several of the ways in which, not only STEM would live on, but the top-down educratic control.

The biggest ways STEM will survive, as well as the educratic control are apprenticeships, CTE (Career Tech Education), College/Career Readiness, and P3s (public private partnerships).

partnership

STEM’s P3 Legislation:

Warriors, if you’ve not seen what a STEM P3 would look like, consider NASA.

More recently, there’s been concocted a lesser known legislative bill.
It’s HR 5119, simply titled The P3 Act. This Act was introduced back in February 2018 and hasn’t seen much action (if any) since then. However, what the Bill contains cannot be acted upon until there’s the money to bring its agenda to fruition!

hr5119

ICYMI: The researched evidence behind the Harvard/Pearson project turned educratic overreach. You can also learn more from this archived article.

So what does the P3 Act stand for, Warriors? After all, every DC Bill has some sort of acronym to it. “P3” in this instance stands for  ‘‘Partnerships for Progress and Prosperity Act’’. It’s a fancy way to ‘dress up’ the regular P3 meaning (public private partnership). The Bill has one sponsor and 5 co-sponsors and is currently in the U.S. House of Representative’s Education and Workforce Committee. Rep. Bill Foster from IL is the sponsor. If you look at Foster’s campaign donations the U.S. Dept. of Energy contributed the most money. If you look at the committees Foster serves the nation in, Energy in among them.
(*Note: in 2017, in Foster’s district, Joliet Junior College received a NSF Grant for STEM.)

Here’s how the P3s will play into STEM and ‘education’:
1) Requires the U.S. Dept. of Ed to award grants to LEAs (Local Education Agencies) for STEM, exclusively.
2) The grants MUST be used in the following ways:
a) to improve education in K-12 and higher education institutions
b) every awardee is required to  partner with a STEM business or employer
c) internships and apprenticeships are mandated to be included
d) development of STEM curricula and metrics
e) dual credit courses are mandated
f) tutoring/mentoring in STEM, especially for underrepresented student groups
g) STEM activities and events outside the schools and in the communities are mandated for teachers and students
h) after-school STEM and summer STEM programs
i) purchase of STEM resources for STEM instruction

The U.S. Dept of Education (in these STEM grants) will pay special attention to any LEA who promotes STEM for students/teachers; uses tech based content; pairs mentors/tutors with students struggling to meet STEM benchmarks; and/or targets low-cost or free lunch eligible students.

One last mandate from the P3 Act for STEM: all grant award ‘winners’ MUST match 50 % of their award. The fifty percent must be non-federal funds and can be in cash or ‘in kind’ (which means any type of support in exchange for work or other services like free food or free housing.
(*Note: cash received in this manner is non-taxable. In kind can be claimed as a tax write off by the giver, but not the receiver unless otherwise advised.)

workforcenochoice

Warriors, when you read this 8 page Bill (HR 5119), you’ll see the familiar educratic buzzwords/phrases like ‘rigorous’, ‘evidence based’, ‘engagement’ (especially in the classroom), and my personal ‘favorite’: “high quality research”. Now the irony of this entire Bill is that is based of RECOMMENDATIONS, not objective facts.

The Bill also cites the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment), which is geared for not only CCR (College/Career Readiness) aka: Common Core, but the OECD’s (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) workforce based global system of CBE (Competency Based Education).

OECD is where the horrible label of ‘human capital’ comes from.

Human capital concept in tag cloud
How the Initiative behind all that Common Core encompasses SEES us.

Related Archives:

STEM In The U.S. State Department:
ICYMI: How the State Dept. has become a STEM disciple for targeting women. You’ll see UNESCO involved as well.  Included will be both NASA and NSF, too.

STEM In Other U.S. Agencies/Departments:
ICYMI: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and others are STEM disciples, too. (*Note: The State Dept. and all the agencies mentioned were/are CCSS Machine member groups, too.)

Closing:

Warriors, if ever there’s a time to be bucking the system it’s now. Those chilling words (at least to me) about the STEM people for a STEM nation are playing out right under our noses. Are we so stuffed with compliance and apathy, we don’t smell the stench of agenda? The agenda TAKES our freedom! The agenda erodes our education! formerusa

Moving Along

Just a quick update, Anti Fed Ed Warriors..my blog is moving to a more private website to protect us all from hackers. From what I’ve been assured, you’ll still get access to all my research (past and present) on the new website.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this move.mountain-climbing-clipart-38

IF you’ve wondered what I’ve been up to since my last mega article, I’ve been pouring over 20 federal budget bills to see where the CCSS Machine’s agenda is hidden. It’s absolutely awful, my friends.

What we need to remember is that FY (Fiscal Year) 2019 is just around the corner, so Congress will be focusing on how much money will be needed.

We cannot simply look at the one or two most obvious federal agencies and their budgets, we MUST take note that there are MANY federal agencies conducting federal education overreach.
They are: U.S. Dept. of Education, U.S. Dept. of Labor, U.S. Dept. of Health/Human Services, U.S. Dept. of Defense, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, U.S. Dept. of the State, U.S. Dept. of Justice, the Office of Veteran Affairs, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the Office of Budget and Management, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Dept. of Energy, the Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Dept. of HUD (Housing and Urban Development).
*************************************************************************************
Stay tuned for more information. I’ll be doing a live Facebook to reveal some of the most important figures and then a follow up article to give you everything else.

To put it bluntly, the government is moving us along…down a path none of us truly asked for. To be even more blunt, it isn’t simply one political party wreaking havoc, it is ALL political parties!
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The biggest ‘tidbit’ I’ll leave you with is this: the price tag of the CCSS Machine’s agenda via Congress is not only our ‘public responsibility’ but, an ‘investment opportunity’ for P3s (public private partnerships).

FY 2019’s ‘public debt responsibility’ is set by Congress at $16.6 trillion dollars.

As it stands right now, the FY 2019 figures for education/job training/employment/social services:
$90 billion dollars

Congress’s self imposed deadline for all reports and figures to be completed by:
September 14, 2018. If we’re going to impress upon our elected officials we are opposed to the continued taxpayer misuse, we haven’t much time at all.

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“Gridding” Education

Hello, Anti Fed Ed Warriors

While we’ve all had a bit of rest from all that is going on and impacted education negatively, it’s time we get back to work.

Major attention is needed to combat the massive data mining bills from Congress, D.C.’s got a slew of CTE (Career Tech Education), Workforce based education, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) bills we’ve not been paying attention to.

Congress is using (mis-using) all the data to create more legislation to align work/jobs to education!

Every one of these bills absolutely continues the data sharing. They will continue to re-create our schools into workforce skills factories, not hallowed places of learning.

Imagine it this way, Warriors, our schools (of all choices) are in the middle of a grid.
The CCSS Machine has surrounded your child’s school on EVERY corner.
Your child’s education is secondary to their worth as an investment by the CCSS Machine.
That’s why terms like “human capital”, ‘talent pipeline’, and, others are SO degrading.

Below is my simple grid from previous articles.

workforcenochoice

The agenda hasn’t changed since I made this image; the bill numbers have.

From Current Congressional Work:

1) S 1875 is the “Flexible Grid Infrastructure Act of 2017”.  (Warriors, note, ‘education’ isn’t in the title, but it’s in the fine print.)
Sponsor is Sen. Ron Wyden from OR. He’s a big CCSS Machine backer.
He was responsible for helping create CTE legislation on a national level in the 114th Session of Congress(*Note: the Bill in the Press Release embedded in the highlighted link is for CTE in middle schools and is called “Middle STEP Act”.)

S 1875 is currently in the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee. (*Note: The Chair for this Committee is a huge CCSS Machine member, Sen. Murkowski of AK.)

The supposed benefit of S 1875 is a more efficient energy system for America.
Woven into this Bill will be more independence and security while staying globally competitive as a nation.
Warriors, in this Bill, ‘energy’ is the broad category for not only electricity, but digital, technology, ANY kind of service or product using ‘energy’, as well as those providers of services/products.

“Education” is woven in 9 times in this “Grid”. Page 16 reveals a national communication program with customer-based education; Page 36 will involve our higher education buildings; Page 44 shows ‘model grids for power distribution’ in our homes, schools, etc.; Page 47, however, reveals the federal agencies and their authority when it comes to energy and all the training involved to work in energy. (See below):

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If all this sounds brand new, it’s not. Back in July 2015, I published a two-part article on the US Smart Grid legislation and many others. Go back and look at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s angle, THEN, for education, and compare it to NOW. (The document you are looking for is just above the White House paragraph.)

One more note for S 1875, it refers to a law from 1980, which has since been amended. It is this law which is driving Congress’s decisions on technology, data, innovation, and more.
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2) HR 2933, is the LEARNS Act. “LEARNS” stands for ‘Leveraging Effective Apprenticeships to Rebuild the National Skills’ Act. This massive agenda-driven bill would also expand the federal government’s role in education by creating a new office in the U.S. Dept. of Labor expressly for apprenticeships alignment to education.

Twenty-one Representatives have been involved in its introduction. It’s sitting in the House’s Education and Workforce Committee. As you know, Warriors, Rep. Foxx of NC is the chair of that Committee. Her love for CTE is no secret.

Below, is a screen shot from Page 2 of the HR 2933’s forty-nine pages:

HR2933Congress’s ‘findings’ include the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce’s Report that by 2020,  a shortage of workers without post-secondary credentials will a national plight. Warriors, I believe it is this 2013 Georgetown Report used. Congress also cites the Annie B. Casey Foundation and the Mathematica Policy Research as sources. (*Note: Mathematica is a Gates Foundation grant recipient.)

Warriors, the Georgetown Center is a non-profit group which has received funds from the Gates Foundation! That grant from Gates is as recent as 2016 and was over $3.3 million dollars. The purpose of the grant was to ‘support’ the research and policy agenda behind skilled workforce education in America!

Below is a screen shot from the Center. It is from a Report published July 11, 2017.

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The House introduced HR 2933 in June of 2017.

The Career Pathways Report totally backs up the Congressional push for more CTE (which includes Career Pathways). According to the Press Release for this Report, curriculum alignment with workforce needs is a requirement.

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is where you’ll find the mandate which cements having such a requirement.

On Page 5 of HR 2933, you’ll see the purpose of aligning apprenticeships to education is to carry out the mandates of both WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) and ESSA’s.

That mandate? All education MUST be aligned to post-secondary readiness standards. Those post-secondary readiness standards have been branded “college and career readiness”, future-ready, choice-ready, ‘challenging state academic standards’, and more. All of these are re-brands for the same thing: Common Core!

Warriors, ICYMI, I revealed to you some time ago how Harvard University and Pearson helped get “Career Pathways” into the CCSS Machine’s reform via their “Pathways to Prosperity” Research Study. (*Note: Harvard’s also heavy into student data mining.)

Congress has relied on Harvard as well as Georgetown for ‘evidence’ and policy.

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3 and 4) The last two current proposed bills related to numbers 1 and 2 are a set of ‘sister bills’. The House’s version is HR 2865; the Senate’s is S 1193. The names are the same.
They are the “Better Education and Skills Training for America’s Workforce Act”.
The House’s version is in the Education and Workforce Committee; the Senate’s is in the Committee on Finance.

Both of these Bills are designed to give an update to the IRS tax codes so businesses can pay for education for employees. While that sounds great for businesses, what does this mean for the students of all ages and educational backgrounds? Below is a screen shot you may find interesting:

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Warriors, ask yourselves this: With the current shift in education encompassing job training, does the current ‘federal apprenticeship registered program’ get expanded to include non government employees under the language of S 1193? I believe it will, based on all the research and evidence.

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(* Note: ICYMI: When Workforce 3:1 was re-branded and how it ties to K-12 education.)

On Page 10 of S 1193, you’ll see the U.S. Dept. of Labor will get another expansion as far as offices/agencies for “qualified job training partnerships” (Public/Private Partnerships, P3s, which ESSA mandated had to be increased in education for ‘student success’).

This new office will get $1 billion dollars to use as tax credits for those participating. Page 11 is specific to point out the how all this will ‘allow non-traditional learners’ to be involved in workforce based learning for jobs.

Is there anything different is HR 2865? As far as agenda, not that I could see. I did see, however, that since these bills involve tax credits, that means the U.S. Treasury Dept. will have to be involved. This means MORE data mining/sharing.

There’s also some confusing language for businesses which invest in employee’s education as to ‘is it a tax credit for me’ or ‘is it a grant to them’? Warriors, this is taxpayer funding, ultimately. How will this impact every American when it comes to our national debt?

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Warriors
, in HR 2933, the National Skills Act was mentioned. In 2015, I shared with you much about the “Skills Act”. ICYMI, look how Rep. Virginia Foxx was involved, look at the data mining, the purposed shift in education to meet jobs, not learning. Also look at the number of government agencies involved.

Closely tied to the National Skills Act is the National Skills Coalition. It’s a huge CCSS Machine organization in 100% support of CTE, STEM, and job apprenticeships replacing real education. Check out their 2017 State by State Report where data mining is going full grid to ensnare your citizens/students. This will prove a State level legislative shift which is feeding off the federal legislative shift. Why would the States do this to us? Fed-to-state funding streams.

Warriors, this is all the more reason we need to fight HR 7174, S 2046 (will set up a national data base on everyone in the name of education). The House and Senate versions of the College Transparency Act (HR 2434 and S 1211) will also create a massive data snooping base on everyone in the name of education.

Warriors, we do NOT have much time before Congress heads home for all the major holidays. From what I could tell, Dec. 15th, will be the last day of business in D.C. for Congress.

While D.C. thinks ‘skills’ can build America’s economy; D.C. is forgetting it’s ‘killing’ academics in the meantime! ALL these bills are creating a gridlock on us. We must fight back!

Ed/Workforce’s Dirty Laundry?!

Hello, my Anti Fed Ed/CCSS Warriors! As you know, I’ve dedicated years to researching just how deep the roots to the shift in American education to workforce training are.

Today’s article will give you a rundown which is sure to help your War vs the Core in your State.

Why you need such a rundown of items is simple. The CCSS Machine’s rhetoric will somewhat slow down during the summer months. A perfect opportunity for us to make some moves of our own. No battle is won without specific preparation.

D.C.’s Dirty Laundry:

So far, during the current Congressional session, there are PLENTY of ‘dirty’ education/workforce bills in the making. Using the Congress.gov website (where you can easily look up bills), there are 733 Workforce bills for the 2017 session.

Since we know what happens in D.C. travels to each of the 50 States, we know what to look for at our General Assemblies, State Congresses, etc. Much like the proverbial red towel left in the load of white sheets, the goal of the CCSS Machine is simple, make all education ‘pink’ (ie: workforce training, not academic-minded). As we also, know, once dyed pink, sheets do not return to their former color easily, if at all.

Below are only a few of the ‘dirty’ bills:

S268, Investing in Student Success Act of 2017 (Senator Young from IN is the main sponsor).
Sounds not so ‘dirty’ right? I mean who doesn’t want to invest in their child’s post-secondary education?! Ah, but Warriors, the ‘dirt’ is that your student and someone not related to you invests in their education via an ISA (Income Share Agreement).

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Some hidden ‘dirt’ for S268 is that this FEDERAL bill goes above any existing State law about investment agreements! Targeted group for S268? Low-income students.

HR1837, The 21st Century Energy Workforce Act (Representative Norcross from NJ is the main sponsor)
This bill points out that energy in the United States is the 3rd largest industry. As such, it needs more skilled workers than other industries.
The ‘hidden dirt’ to this bill? Using community colleges for the uniting of all educational choices for STEM/CTE aligned Common Core workforce educated students. (*Note: STEM is short for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; CTE is short for Career Technical Education. Both are tied to Common Core and have been for years.)

The embedded ‘pink’ stain to this bill? The Secretary of Energy will be in charge of grants for creating apprenticeships to carry all this alignment out. This will, of course, involve the U.S. Dept. of Labor, and the U.S. Dept. of Education.
This HR1837, also establishes a National Center for Excellence for the  21st Century Workforce Advisory Board.(see pages 3 and 4)

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Warriors, notice the ‘pipeline’ begins in elementary school!
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A Former ‘Stain’ Which Will Not Wash Out:

Our Senate, over the past 2 Congressional sessions, has tried to get a bill to support a National Workforce Board. See below from Sen. Cantwell’s (WA):

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S1304, was last introduced during the 2015-2016 Session by Sen. Cantwell. If you read the 9 pages, it is very similar in several instances to the HR 1837 language. Talk about ‘dirty laundry’….
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New Wash Load, Same Old Dirt:

During THIS Congressional Session (2017-2018) The Senate’s 21st Century Energy Workforce Act is mainly sponsored by Sen. Heinrich, NM. It is S895.

S895’s title is officially “Energy Workforce for the 21st Century Act of 2017”. This bill specifies an increase in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) especially for low-income students of ALL ages (like the House’s bill, this one will begin in elementary schools and go all the way to the workforce). This bill also specifies WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s) definition of ‘education’..just like ESSA did.

S895 will have not only the Secretary of Energy creating education collaborations, but awarding all kinds of incentives to them.

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Warriors, if you missed my article from earlier this year about how the major Cabinet agencies all have CTE/STEM plans to streamline education to workforce skills, I urge you to access that information here. It is absolutely key to what we see Congress plotting NOW.

Also, take into consideration that the Federal Budget has millions of taxpayer funds earmarked for job creation. On Page 2 of the 2018 Federal Budget, energy development is at the top of the continued priority list. Education is last. On Page 8, funding/discussion for American jobs is highlighted.

Back in March 2017, when the Blueprint for the Federal Budget was released, I shared with you just how the education/workforce stream of money was being kept alive, in spite of all the noise about reining in the federal overreach into education.
Here is that article. (*Note: be sure to access my special 5 page guide to see just how the Cabinet level agenices are involved. It will help in understanding the Congressional bills we are exposing in this article.)

Continuing the Spin Cycle:

S1186 is sponsored by several Senators from across the nation. Leading them is Sen. Baldwin from WI. This bill, the Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act of 2017, would have the Secretary of Transportation select existing community colleges (and technical schools) for an increase in educated workforce training. This Secretary’s assistance also includes funding, use of federal resources, AND, create new career pathways!

S628, Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Act of  2017 is mainly sponsored by Sen. Kaine of VA. While it’s been rumored VA never had Common Core, it’s been researched and proven VA has Common Core’s ‘adult version’ of education, CTE (Career Tech Education). This bill should be an absolute dead ringer for exposing the shift in education. Why? See below:

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Closing:

Warriors, as you can see, these are just a few of the over 700 bills Congress has created in the name of job creation, education, workforce skills, and more. The bottom line, however, is 100% alignment to WIOA via ESSA. HEA (Higher Education Act) is also to be included. Career Pathways, STEM, and so much more connects every one of these existing laws and proposed bills. Will every one of these bills survive? No, but even if ONE of them succeeds, look at the agenda it embeds, not only federally, but LOCALLY.
The ‘stain’ of CCSS Machine reform is becoming permanently marked on America.

 

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Is this what we will continue to allow Congress to see when it comes to our children?!

 

“Here I Stand, I Can Do No Other”

No, Warriors, I haven’t confused two historic figures. Yes, the picture you see is Joan of Arc. The title you read is a hat tip to Martin Luther as he nailed his 95 Points on that church door so long ago. If you have been following me long on my blog, or on social media, you know I have long identified with Joan’s fierceness. As far as Martin’s boldness? Yes, I’m about to go there.

A Certain Recent Release:

The President has recently released his 2018 Federal Budget Blueprint. It’s creating quite a buzz. You also know that in past federal budget releases, I’ve also gone over them.
In-depth and not unwilling to expose the alignment to the CCSS Machine.


The reality that the current President has promised to rid us of Common Core and yet padded the Administration with pro CCSS members, certainly has given us pause.

Trump’s promise for more jobs should also give us pause. Why? With the distinct presence of WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), ESSA (Every Student Succeeds), HEA (Higher Education Act); the federal money in place right NOW funneling through each of these; the CCSS Machine up to its neck in all 3, we need to be pointing to the same priorities:

a) Workforce based education IS here, playing out daily. It plays out not only through Common Core, but Career Tech Education, STEM, Next Gen, and so many other areas.
b) It’s playing out in employment centers, community colleges, our public-private partnerships, job development programs, and so many other places.
c) It comes in the form of SEL (social, emotional learning), CBE (competency based education), PBLs (project based learning), and constant over assessments for skills to meet some business’s idea of what a human should be able to do.

For the President to rid us of ‘Common Core’, he needs to be ready to rid us of ALL the connections. Think how many times we’ve heard and said, ‘follow the money’.

Since D.C. is a favored conduit of the CCSS Machine, we know a lot of evidence is waiting to be exposed. Federal budgets have lots of money…and lots of evidence we can trace.

Every day we hesitate, the more ingrained the CCSS Machine becomes in the new Administration. Warriors, we saw the CCSS Machine take up residence in D.C. during the previous Administration. The Machine is STILL there.

Warriors, do not simply look at the Blueprint’s ‘Dept. of Education’ budget items. Read the WHOLE thing.

I wish I could tell you that the CCSS presence has been eliminated with Mr. Trump’s Blueprint. It hasn’t.

Flummox Awaits Us:

(*Note: ‘flummox’ is an old word for being bewildered or perplexed.)

Flummox #1): So, in Trump’s Blueprint, did ‘Common Core’ get the axe? Not by name. There were some things involving CCSS, but not too many. Warriors, eliminating CCSS in one area (no matter how huge), means it survives elsewhere.

Flummox #2): Did the Dept. of Ed receive cuts? Yes, but are those cuts enough? That, my Warriors, remains to be seen.

Flummox #3): While the President’s Blueprint is not the entire Federal Budget,the word ‘blueprint’ suggests that what the President wants may be changed by Congress.

When will “We the People” get to see the entire 2018 federal budget? What other CCSS Machine ties will be revealed when We see it? Will We have time to influence Congress or will it be too late?

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 A First Glance At The Blueprint:

Mr. Trump has identified (in the opening pages of the Blueprint) that the following federally funded activities/groups/services will be eliminated if his Budget requests are approved.

I’ve researched each of of these and have proven their CCSS ties. I’ve provided the previous published articles so you can go back and read just how deep those CCSS ties go. We’ll need to know which groups will be spinning the pro-CCSS rhetoric in the coming days.)

National Endowment of the Humanities  


National Endowment of the Arts 


PBS (proof)
*Note: be sure to scroll down to see PBS’s embedding in ESSA.


Institute of Library and Museum Services 
*Note: there are at least 2 other related articles mentioned in this one. Find them here and here.
We should also note the question posed in the ‘Services’ article. If local areas cannot match federal funds, services like your libraries will close.


Woodrow Wilson International Center of Scholars (my article delved into the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Program. Both are under the same logo.) In the Blueprint, it is unclear how and if the International funding cut will impact the entire Woodrow Wilson organization.


21st Century Community Learning Centers
*Note: of the many articles surrounding 21stCCLCs, this is probably the most relevant considering the Blueprint.

Be sure to see the other connections you’ll also see in the Blueprint. Also remember, Warriors, 21st CCLCs are codified in ESSA. Will Trump’s elimination of CCSS, repeal ESSA?!

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Blueprint Agency Items “I Can Do No Other With”:

Martin Luther’s passion for truth and his boldness for making the evidence public drove him to state the declaration you see above. I like that boldness. While he found 95 pieces of evidence for action,  I’ve been able to identify 85 Concerns in the President’s Blueprint.  Here is the link to my special Guide detailing them.

To use the Guide, simply open the link. All red highlighted words will have several of my previously published articles which directly relate to each of the Agencies in the Blueprint.

Use the research to help you formulate your dissent to seeing MORE Common Core (and all its related entities) continued in the 2018 Budget!

Use any of the research to help you create a way to help remind the President of his campaign promise to rid us of Common Core. To rid us of the name only, solves nothing.

Lastly, share the Guide, as you see fit. Knowledge about the CCSS Machine is what keeps us powerful. We should be making as much of a protest about the Blueprint as we did about the new Secretary of Education’s confirmation.

No, we should be making MORE noise. We should demand a full repeal of any and all federal activity overreaching into education.

Warriors, it will take MORE than alerting the Oval Office with our priorities. We need to be ‘nailing these points to Congress’s doors. We need to be shouting these pieces of evidence boldly.

Warriors, we must do all of this. To do less, is something we should not permit. To take a ‘wait and see’ attitude could be dangerous to our fellow citizens.
Why? The federal budget impacts every age group, not a select few. With so much of the CCSS Machine still in our education, we must be a modern day Martin Luther of Joan of Arc.

 

The Other “Dear Colleague” Letter

Warriors, as you know, it takes dedicated teamwork to to what we do everyday. Finding information and then sharing it to help each other in our War Vs. the Core.

In the past, we’ve heard lots about this U.S. Dept. of Ed’s “Dear Colleague” Letter. The Letter was to dispel and discourage bullying, however, it was a distinct overrstep of control by the U.S. Dept. of Ed.

The U.S. Dept. of Education, uses many “Dear Colleague” letters to create the illusion of more power and authority. Think of it as intimidation. The U.S. Dept. of Education  takes guidelines and treats them as federally approved legislation they must carry out.

So, when an avid anti CCSS Warrior shared this ‘new’ “Dear Colleague” Letter, I knew I had to share it with you. Below is a screen shot of it.

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In the shot you see the question ‘Where are they now, in 2017?’ If you missed when I first exposed S3271, HR5587, and the others, click here. I’ll give an update later in this article.

Right now, let’s look at this 2016 Colleague Letter to promote CTE (Career Tech Education).

1): CTE (Career Tech Education) is part of the streamlined birth to grave educational shift for a skilled workforce.
2): Look at the federal level partnership! Not only to we have an illegally based U.S. Dept. of Education, but we now have it partnering with several other federal departments!
This isn’t a new partnership, however, some time ago, I shared with you a workforce education graphic where it laid out all the different federal agencies where student data flowed freely. In case you missed it, look below:

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While the 9 federal levels are easy to spot, look at the variety of other agencies which are not easy to identify as connected.

(*Note: The Bills, HR5 and S1177, were combined to become what we now know as ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act.)

3) In 2012, the U.S. Dept. of Education joined forces with the U.S. Dept. of Labor and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services to create a federal partnership. Here’s an excerpt, ” issued a letter of joint commitment to promote the use of career pathways to assist youth and adults with acquiring marketable skills and industry-recognized credentials through better alignment of education, training and employment, and human and social services among public agencies and with employers.” (*Note: I give you a detailed historical timeline of the joint efforts of the U.S. Dept. of Education and the U.S. Dept. of Labor here.)

4) In 2013, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation joined those in #3 to support CTE.

5) In 2014, (then) Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Tom Perez, launched a “Skills Working Group” for the Obama Administration. The Group was to push the Administration’s “Job-Driven Training Initiative”.

Group member agencies/departments/offices:  White House National Economic Council, the Office of Management and Budget, and thirteen Federal agencies, including: the U. S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, the Social Security Administration, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs. The Working Group coordinates activities across these various agencies, including efforts to ensure that career pathways are available to all individuals, especially our nation’s low-skilled youth and adults, many of whom are already in the workplace.”

6) This powerhouse Partnership expanded the federal role in education, especially for workforce development. As the Letter puts it, the expansion was (and continues to be) to help the States carry out CTE. Look below:

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The Tool Kits:

Each of the 13 federal agencies will have ‘CTE Tool Kits’ of some form.

The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s is 147 pages long and includes 6 elements for creating more CTE in your State. From the Preface of the document, “The primary audience for this Toolkit is staff who work at the state level representing one of the core partners required to develop a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified Plan. The core partners include the State Workforce Agency, the State Adult Education Agency, and the State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency overseeing Title I, II, III and IV of WIOA.” Other agencies and people will be added as plans grow. 

The U.S. Dept. of Education’s is only 94 pages and was published in 2015. “Jobs for the Future” produced Ed’s Tool Kit. JFF (Jobs for the Future) is tied to the Gates Foundation, the  Casey Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, and others. JFF’s Media Sources include a road map of federal funds your State can access for ‘cradle to career’  CTE alignment. (Find out more)

The U.S. Health and Human Services offer all kings of Grants to promote CTE, such as TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). I’ve written about this before. What is new information is that HHS also offers HPOGs for CTE expansion in your State.(Health Profession Opportunity Grants) (*Note: in the highlighted link above, you will find a Congressional Bill introduced in 2016 specifically for expanding CTE in the health care professions for rural areas.)

Over at the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, their CTE Tool Kit (85 pages long) has expansion plans for the next 10 years, at least 30,000 new jobs, and a whole lot of data mining for everyone.

The Career Pathways Exchange  is a free CTE information hub. According to the CTE “Colleague” Letter, the Exchange is a trio (Ed/Labor/Energy) supported resource. However, if you go to the Exchange’s website, you’ll see who/what inspired the project.
Vice President Biden’s jobs report (2014), Page 69 states ED will launch the Career Pathways Exchange, an online information dissemination service that will give all states and interested stakeholders access to resources and guidance to develop, expand, and strengthen their career pathways systems. ED will work with 14 states to provide intensive, customized technical assistance, tools, and coaching to make their education and training systems easier to navigate.” (*Notes: a) VP Biden was a huge supporter for CTE during his term of service. b) the former First Lady and the VP’s wife also helped drum up lots of CTE support. Find that on Page 18 of Mr. Biden’s Report. c) ICYMI: Biden’s articles where I exposed his CTE work supported by some American Unions.)

You may find this helpful in your anti CCSS/Fed Ed War.
**A related Letter about CTE CTE “Dear Colleague” Letter is also from 2016, but deals with Title 9 and CTE.

So Where Are Those CTE Bills Now?

Earlier, an update was promised for you on HR 5587 (will increase CTE nationwide), the ‘sister’ Senate Bill, S3271; S 3190 (will increase CTE in health care); and the worst of the CTE Bills, S3174 (LADDER Act; will create a new executive branch protected and separate Council) for a National Workforce Plan.

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HR5587, passed the U.S. House of Representatives and was sent to the U.S. Senate in Sept. 2016. It remains to be acted further upon.

S3271, S3190, and, S3174
are all in the HELP Committee’s (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee) hands. While I could not find any recent action on these 3, we must stay alert about these. Each will continue to codify illegally based federal overreach in education as well as increase the size of our government.

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While these Bills appear to be dormant, remember several other Bills throughout history have also been dormant, only to be resurrected and sprung upon We the People. We must be watchful of these, especially considering the current Administration’s push for creating jobs, school choice, and, a VP who is considered a CTE champion by his peers. (*Note: look for a special video message coming Monday about this.)

The Road Ahead

To my fellow anti Fed Ed Warriors, we find that February 2017 is winding down. It’s been a busy month for us. We’ve seen education history made, we’ve uncovered new evidence that our American education is disappearing into the global landscape, and we are about to see what OTHER moves our U.S. Congress is making to continue its ‘Educated Workforce’  shift via CTE, Career Tech Education, CP, Career Pathways, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and CC (Career Clusters).

(*Note, the above highlighted link will take you to all my published articles where you can search on your own for the documented research. Of most importance are the articles with a 2016 date stamp, most of these are still in the wings to be passed into law.)
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We’ve Seen The Road Behind Us, What’s Ahead?

Currently, Warriors, Congress has several Workforce/Education Bills which have been introduced. From this group, most are in Committees. Below, the most concerning.

HR 52, “Earn While You Learn” or “Jobs, On-the-Job  ‘Earn While You Learn’ Training, and Apprenticeships for African-American Young Men Act”.  This Bill targets the African American male population (ages 18 to 39) while rebuilding America’s infrastructure. HR 52 will bring in skill based apprenticeships. The CCSS Machine also includes apprenticeships. Many of America’s Labor Unions are also named in this Bill.
Labor Unions have strong ties with the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Some of them also support Common Core. During the previous Administration’s term, CTE, The Dept. of Labor, and some specific Unions joined forces for aligning education to workforce needs. 

HR56, “America RISING” or “America Realizing the Informational Skills and Initiative of New Graduates Act of 2017”, will strengthen STEM in the workforce. You won’t see STEM as it is written, but you will see the components of it. Here’s an excerpt,  “Enabling recent college graduates to obtain employment with small businesses benefits the national economy by providing such businesses the human capital and technical expertise needed to compete and win in the global economy of the 21st century.”
You also need to know the ‘tag team’ of the U.S. Departments of Labor/Education will work together to make this Bill a reality.

S144, “Promise Zone Job Creation Act of 2017”, this Bill amends an IRS tax code to pave the way for creating more Promise Zone Neighborhoods. Several of the federal agencies already in the CCSS Machine’s grasp are involved in the designation of where new Promise Zones will be. This means data tracking, mining, and sharing; it means aligned education for workforce needs; and, manipulating communities. Promise Zones were codified as federal law when ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act was passed.) If you missed my article tying Promise Zones to more than ESSA, find it here.

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Road Trip to President’s Desk:

H.R.321“Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers  Women Act” or “INSPIRE Act” is on its way to becoming a federal law. It also has a sister Senate Bill, S42. These two Bills target women as well as young boys and girls for STEM, espcially with NASA. If you are not sure how NASA is sold out to Common Core , see this.

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Future Road Trip Stops:

HR280, amends the WIOA of 2014 (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) and supposedly will help dislocated workers find new jobs or start a small business. Why this bears watching: a) what part of taxpayer funds will be used for education/training and b) what part of the ‘consulting’ to take place will use data tracking/mining. If you missed how WIOA, ESSA, and Higher Education Act (HEA) are intertwined, look here.

HR159, if you have anyone interested in zoology, veterinarians, or wildlife study as an early college, college, graduate or higher education degree, you’ll want to see how they will be ‘encouraged’ to strengthen the workforce. The Depts. of Interior, Education, and Labor are connected to this Bill.

HR49, this Bill would create jobs while tapping into America’s natural oil and gas supply in Alaska. As we know, many Alaskans are Native Americans. Much of Alaska is also protected land via the U.S. National Parks. This Bill combines the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Dept. of the Interior, the Dept. of Labor, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Anytime you see ‘job creation’ remember that education/skill based workforce will be in the mix somewhere. No exceptions. If you missed how the Native Americans have been ensnared in the CCSS Machine, find that here. (HR228 is closely related. Called the “Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017”, it amends a 1992 version. Education for workforce is included. The Senate has a sister bill.)

Other job creation/education related Bills:

HR353 (weather/science, STEM workforce)
S129 (Sea Colleges/oceans, STEM workforce)
HR533 (creates jobs/sets corporate income tax rates based off OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development information; watch for public/private partnerships for education/jobs)
HR272 (Amends Title 20 of the Social Security Act for grants to create jobs. Also involves education. The Depts. of Labor, Commerce, and Education are cited)
HR338 (creates 21st Century  jobs for manufacturing and energy. Educated, skill based workers are the target results)
HR419 allows for manufacturing businesses which help pay for education/training to have tax credits)
HR150 (amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to have skilled/specialized temporary workers.Ironically it is called the “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act”)
HR758 (targets U.S. Veterans for career transitions. Veterans and their educational funds are tied into Perkins Funding which is what CTE is also tied to in post-secondary institutions)
HR328 (also targets our U.S. Service men and women. This one will steer them toward STEM via renewable energy jobs)

madscientist

Closing:

Warriors, time and time again,  we’ve connected the CCSS Machine to the UN/UNESCO shift toward global education. A big component of global education is STEM. STEM wraps up the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals rather ‘nicely’.

As I look back on the above Bills, I see a host of STEM, CTE, and a sad road of aligned education for workforce based drudgery for our nation.

*Note: I’ll be providing a follow up article to “Calling Mother!” (was published 2/19/17) very soon. I’ve been given vital anti CCSS/fed ed/global ed information. Between “Mother” and the “Road Ahead”, this information will connect more dots for us to use in our War Vs. The Core.