Tag Archives: “Warriors Against the CCSS Machine”

Ready, Set, Go!

YOU’RE INVITED:

Who: All anti CCSS/Fed Ed Warriors
When: Monday, February 13th, 2017, from 9 pm to 11 pm (EST)
Where: Twitter
Hosts: ‘Twitter Rally for Education’ (made up of grass roots folks like us) and PJNET

Details: 

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 #PJNET BEFORE 2/11/17.

3) To find out more information about the “Twitter Rally for Education”:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/211416412659573/?multi_permalinks=212389645895583%2C212039872597227%2C212037525930795&notif_t=group_activity&notif_id=1486493523896801

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 Parents CANNOT 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:

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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.”
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keeppromise

Sample message for this one: “RepealESSA #StopCommonCore #PJNET #KeepYourPromise: ESSA doesn’t rid USA of CCSS, but YOU can!”
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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.”
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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.

 

WYBI: Recap of Today’s Anti CCSS Guest Apperance

As a guest on the Neddog radio show, the host, listeners, and, I were able to blow the doors off the CCSS Machine!
As a guest on the Neddog radio show, the host, listeners, and, I were able to blow the doors off the CCSS Machine!

Any day I’m blessed to be alive is great. However, add to that that I get the honored opportunity to speak out against Common Core AND that makes the day truly legendary!

In case you haven’t been able to access the live stream from my last two radio guest spots, I’m providing a brief synopsis of both. I’ll start with today’s and then Monday’s.

NegDog Radio’s Broadcast:

Access to Paul’s Radio Station, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/negdog-radio/2015/06/24/negdog-radio-war-on-the-core-wednesdays-episode-175. My first appearance on this show was last week, where I was able to share with the listeners from all around the globe how Common Core has made its way into our sports teams, programs, and related extra curricular activities. In turn a couple of the listeners had their suspicions confirmed as to why sports coaches must be teachers as well.

The host, Paul, was so ‘blown away’ he asked me to return to his show this week and appear on today’s show. He set aside 2 hours so we could discuss and field questions about HR5 (“Every Child Achieves” Act) and the HEA (Higher Education Act). Both of these federal level bills are up for re-authorization. Both bills will cement MORE Common Core Standards and Career and Technical Education, data mining, social justice, social and emotionally inappropriate materials into not just the K-12 population, but the entire post-secondary population as well!

Here are some of the links to the previously published articles (which contain much information, links, and/or documents mentioned during the broadcast:
1) This article was one I wrote in preparation for the last Twitter rally before HR5 was voted on. It contains the list of organizations backing the “Every Child Achieves” Act. https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/monday-musings-hr5-rally-tonight/

2) Sen. Alexander’s papers detailing his successes with “Career Ladders”, “Master Teacher Corps” and much more of his education agenda, can be found by following this link,
http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/govpapers/findingaids/gp53.pdf

3) The groups which make up the Council for Higher Education and are actively backing the re-authorization efforts can be found in this previously published article of mine,
https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/ftf-chea-cte-ccss-and-america/

4) To track the progress of HR 5, follow: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr5

5) To access the 2008 Higher Education Act as it stands NOW (I can share at a later date the page numbers and other sections you need to really focus on): https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr4137/text 

6) How the Workforce agenda is embedded in HR5, from my archives:
https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/tech-thursday-workforce-gunning-for-hr5/

7) To access the article I’ve published with will include the 144 page blueprint Sen. Alexander is using as the base to re-write the HEA, see:
https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/tech-thursday-more-alexander-hea-and-the-next-america/

One resource I meant to share, but didn’t have time is what one group backing HEA (and supported by Gates Foundation) is hoping to see out of the re-authorization. The reason I wanted to share it is found at the 1:12 mark on the short video message. Notice the Gates Foundation’s involvement. See: 
http://www.nasfaa.org/Main/orig/2013/rtf/The_Policy_Brief__The_114th_Congress_and_Reauthorization.aspx

Lastly, assuming you’ve been able to access both the audio files Paul provided on his website from the Women on the Wall archives, you’ll want to access the SCAN publications website that Anita Hoge mentioned during her informative chat about HR5. SCAN is the acronym for “Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills”. Which Secretary? The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s, that’s whom. Why would you want the access to the publications? As Mrs. Hoge mentioned the framework for what a 21st Century worker is to look like, have completed via their education, is laid out here. This is where it is more than evidenced that education isn’t about true academics, it’s now about what will get you ready for work. See: http://wdr.doleta.gov/SCANS/ (use the left hand menu bar and choose “Research”. Choose ‘publications’ and notice the titles you see. One you might find very telling is the ‘Young Parents Guide’. I know I did.

To get the archived copy of the interview from today which will include the links to the Women on the Wall archives:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/negdog-radio/2015/06/24/negdog-radio-war-on-the-core-wednesdays-episode-175 (*NOTE: As the CC Diva, I am not responsible for the slide show you which accompanies Paul’s radio show) You’ll also be able to access last week’s anti CC broadcast as well.

Monday with Doris:

Accessing Doris’s show is easy to find on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/dailydialoguewithdoris?fref=ts

Monday’s appearance was a first for me with Doris. We’d become friends via Facebook some time before our time together on Monday. Joining Doris and I on her broadcast was a couple from Freedom Project Education. This is the group which Dr. Duke Pesta and Mary Black are associated with. FPE is dedicated to being 100% Common Core free in their on-line school!!

We openly discussed the different perspectives there are about CCSS, what it is, the agenda behind it, how to fight the CCSS Machine, and more. The time together flew by so quickly, but we were able to get much information into the listener’s hands.

Doris has invited me to appear on her show in the future so we can continue the discussion about Common Core. I’ll be providing her radio show archive from Monday’s broadcast as soon as I can.

Closing:

With the invitation by both Doris and Paul to reappear on each of their shows, added to the requests I receive from Tamara Scott and Alice Linahan who also use Wednesdays for broadcasting, I will be publishing daily articles Sunday through Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday each week. Wednesdays will NOW be set aside for media appearances.

Thank you, my readers and now, my listeners for this opportunity to expand the outreach that’s been blessed to be in my life in helping lead the fight against the CCSS Machine. I am truly honored.

Super Sunday: For the Guy Anti CCSS Warriors

Warrior Dads, like our Warrior Moms, are SO important to our battle for education sans the CCSS Machine.
Warrior Dads, like our Warrior Moms, are SO important to our battle for education sans the CCSS Machine.

Greetings on this Sunday. The “Riddle Me This” usual Sunday article is taking a short time out to give a BIG hat tip to all our Dad anti CCSS warriors out there. We “Warriors Against the CCSS Machine” are even more effective when we have Dads covering our every move. Likewise, they are even more effective when we Moms cover them. Join me in saying “Thanks” to these true gentlemen….

Dads Against Common Core:

This Facebook page is about 1,000 folks strong. From their photo album it appears the group’s page began in 2013. If you’re a Dad fighting this awful mess and are interested in joining DACC, here’s the link to their page.
https://www.facebook.com/DadsAgainstCommonCore/timeline

DACC's cover photo on Facebook.
DACC’s cover photo on Facebook.

Dads in Other Groups:

There are MANY other Dads out there fighting for their spouses, children, and communities in an effort to be free of anything Common Core related. Too many groups to mention by each of their names, but I know you know where these Dads are.

To the ones who daily write to keep our cause visible, I say ‘Keep going!’, we need you.

To the Dads who march, protest, or otherwise make their voices heard in public, I say ‘Tremendous job!’, thank you for shouting out.

To the Dads who are the behind the scenes warriors, I say ‘You rock!’, there is NO way some of us Mom warriors could do what we do in the fight if you weren’t standing there. These would be the Dads like my husband. He is against the CCSS Machine, he works for an institution embroiled in the midst of the post-secondary world of CCSS/CTE (Career and Technical Education). In spite of the ties, he stays there to make a quiet stand against all that mocks our nation. He is supportive in the fact that day in and day out,  I have what I need to serve you. No, you won’t see him in public as much as I am; no you won’t hear him speak out much; no, he won’t be writing my articles. But know this, if I’m seen; if I’m writing; or if I’m speaking out, it is because he’s got my back.
These types of Dads, in my opinion, are the unsung ‘Captains’ in our anti CCSS ‘army’. 

Thanks, Dads. America needs you. Stay strong, stay healthy, continue to be a student’s hero, and most of all stay anti CCSS!

You are so worth fighting for, my fellow anti CCSS warriors. Let's continue to do this for our students!
You are so worth fighting for, my fellow anti CCSS warriors. Let’s continue to do this for our students!