2?The Global Roots of "Common Core" Education: "According to Julian Huxley, the first head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 'The task before UNESCO... is to help the emergence of a single world culture...'
"Today's education goals were envisioned more than a century ago by powerful elites who steered the process from behind the scenes. The labels changed through the years, but they all followed a globalist vision toward a totalitarian world equipped to mold young minds for a socialist/Communist system. ...
Common Core' (CC)or "Common Core Standards" (CCS) or "Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These deceptive labels hide the global agenda -- at least for the moment....." See Bill Gates Teams Up With UNESCO
3?‘Heterosexual white male’... student denied position on ‘diversity’ panel: "Stephen Piotrkowski was apparently denied a position on Northwestern’s student government because he is a 'heterosexual white male.'
Hiring Better Teachers May Be Racist, Say Bad Teachers: "Should schools hire better teachers or would that be racist? The answer is, Yes, No, Maybe, Probably, and I’m Going to Sue. Slowly but surely, a growing number of states are eyeing policies to select academically stronger individuals for their teaching programs as one avenue to improve the quality of new teachers." See Toward a Conceptual Model of Life-Long Education
2?Bill Gates Teams Up With UNESCO -- "Educating" the World through UNESCO-Based Common Core "Values": "In his 1947 book, UNESCO: Its purpose and Its Philosophy, Julian Huxley, the First Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), wrote the following: '...The task is to help the emergence of a single world culture with its own philosophy and background of ideas and with its own broad purpose....
"On November 17, 2004 at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, UNESCO signed a 26-page 'Cooperation Agreement' with Microsoft Corporation to develop a [global] 'master curriculum.'" See The UN Seizure of Parental Rights
3?Two Moms vs. Common Core: "Indiana has become the first state to retreat from the Common Core standards.... Common Core is a set of math and English standards developed largely with Gates Foundation money and pushed by the Obama administration and the National Governors Association.
"...some parents saw that Common Core was actually lowering standards in their children’s schools. ...'Instead of many arithmetic problems, the homework would contain only three or four questions, and two of those would be ‘explain your answer,’” Heather told me. 'Like, ‘One bridge is 412 feet long and the other bridge is 206 feet long. Which bridge is longer? How do you know?’ ... The 'right' answer involved heavy quotation from Common Core language.
"Professor Milgram... concluded that the Common Core standards are... 'in large measure a political document that . . . is written at a very low level and does not adequately reflect our current understanding of why the math programs in the high-achieving countries give dramatically better results.'”
We hope to post Part 1 of a 3-part series on the global roots and goals of Common Core by Wednesday.
3?Common Core Forcing Marxism/Nazism on America’s Children: "Common Core Standards are being mandated and implemented by the Federal Government via organizations such as National Governors Association, Achieve, and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)....
"The comparison of Nazism and Common Core (CC) are uncanny. ...Nazism had Leaders and Master Teachers in the National Socialists Teachers League that visited schools and kept data files on Teachers. The Obama Administration funded 10,000 Master Teachers (MT’S) to train Teachers on CC and the MT’s will keep data files on students and Teachers. Students were taught to spy on parents and teachers.
"In Nazism, the curriculum was rewritten to provide a Nazi (government) approved curriculum.. Common Core curriculum is being rewritten to provide a global approved curriculum. Nazism kept huge data files on students and teachers and Common Core will data mine the students with over 400 different data points on each child, their family and teachers from pre-kindergarten to workforce….
"... the Master Teachers will be instructing the Teachers to not teach our nations framework or any form of nationalism. Instead they will be trained to be 'good global, sustainable citizens'....They will become a 'managed work force' for the New World Order.'" See Preparing for Persecution
Missouri moving to protect parental rights from federal tyranny over medicine, education and discipline of children: "A number of Missouri lawmakers are supporting an amendment to the state constitution that essentially formalizes the fundamental right of parents to raise their children.... Neither the state nor any political subdivision...shall act to deny or impair the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children." [But the White House has another agenda for the training of our children.] See Toward a Conceptual Model of Life-Long Education and The UN Seizure of Parental Rights
3?Marxism in Education—The Infiltration of Our School Systems by the Common Core Standards: A set of five videos that explain the radical changes in education and traditional freedom.
New teaching standards delve more deeply into climate change : "Middle school students, for instance, will be taught that human activities, including the use of fossil fuels and the subsequent release of greenhouse gases, are 'major factors' in global warming.... In California, climate and weather are covered in earth science standards. But the proposed new standards will more explicitly direct students to examine the [deceptive] scientific evidence for how and why the climate is changing and its impact." See Green Lies and Deceptive Science
Alabama Should Lead on Rejecting National Standards: "Across the country, policymakers, teachers, parents, and taxpayers are waking up to the numerous problems Common Core national standards present. The loss of classic literature, the mediocre mathematics standards, the significant costs to taxpayers, the elimination of competitive pressure to increase standards of excellence, and, most troubling, the massive federal intervention and further disenfranchisement of parents."
But there are much bigger problems with Common Core! I hope to write a report by the end of next week.
3?Next Generation Science Standards: "What is the difference between the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Science and the NGSS? ... The literacy standards do not replace science standards -- they supplement them. The NGSS will lay out the core ideas and practices in science that students should master in preparation for college and careers....
"The process for the science standards development takes into account the importance of having the scientific and educational research communities identify core ideas in science and articulate them across grade bands. ... A committee of 18 experts in science, engineering, cognitive science, teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment and education policy, was responsible for writing the Framework....
"Achieve will facilitate the next step: a state-led process where state policy leaders, higher education, K–12 teachers, the science and business community and others will develop science standards that are grounded in the Framework." See Chronology of the NEA
3?The Radical Transformation of America’s Classrooms: "Students no longer explore and discuss the history of America even in the History Department of the local college—it has long been replaced by courses that praise and promote sexual, 'racial and ethnic differences,' instead of highlighting our common American heritage, what made America great and an exceptional nation that has contributed to the betterment of mankind. Socialist professors admire, teach, and laud the history of non-western cultures as superior to our own culture....
"The first director of UNESCO, Julian Huxley, stated that UNESCO 'is to help the emergence of a single world culture, with its own philosophy and background of ideas, and with its own broad purposes.” See Chronology of the NEA
3?Education, Indoctrination and Data Mining in Common Core: Here’s Why America’s Schools May Be in More Trouble Than You Think: "One of the most troubling aspects of this federal program is that government bureaucrats are currently mining sensitive and highly personal information on children through Common Core’s tracking system. The data will then reportedly be sold by the government to outside sources for profit..."
3?Common Core opens a Republican rift over education standards: "The Common Core system is meant to unify K-12 education standards in states across the nation. It’s having the opposite effect within the Republican Party, as a rift grows between supporters including high-profile figures such as Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels and other Republicans who had a hand in crafting it and those who fear it’s a well-disguised federal takeover of schools....
"...the Obama administration strongly supports Common Core, though it didn’t have a hand in crafting it." [What will be the new standards for right and wrong -- global pluralism or Christian values -- in the new, evolving classrooms.] More on this topic later!
3?What CSCOPE and Common Core...Lessons Look Like? "Keven Card, a former Marine from Houston who has home-schooled his children for the last six years, thought his family was safe from the reach of Common Core, but soon learned otherwise. ... two years ago Pearson Education, which is linked to Common Core, acquired Texas Connections Academy, the online charter school Card uses to homeschool his ninth-grader. One lesson plan featured a video dubbed, 'China Rises,' that appears to tout the virtues of Communism over capitalism....
“'They make kids watch a video that makes capitalism look bad and Communist China look good. It’s absolutely unbelievable.' Below are several screenshots of the program, 'China Rises'..."See Bowing to the Dragon? America's Perilous Partnership with China
3?Video: Marxism in Education—The Infiltration of Our School Systems by the Common Core Standards: A set of five videos that explain the radical changes in education and traditional freedom.
Alabama School Bans Word ‘Easter’: "Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs – but they can’t call them ‘Easter Eggs’. ...the principal banished the word for the sake of religious diversity.... 'So we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.'" See Brainwashing aimed at silencing Christianity?
Stanford Kills Popular Course on Free Market: "In 2009, Professor John McCaskey began teaching 'Moral Foundations of Capitalism' at the Palo Alto, Calif. institution. The seminar explored and evaluated historical arguments for the free-market model.... The course proved more popular than Stanford expected, drawing double the planned number of students with even more sitting on the floor outside....So what does a university do with a runaway academic hit? Cancel it, of course....
[In contrast] Stanford’s Department of History presents such essentials as 'Capitalism and Its Discontents...' and “Social Democracy from Marx to Gross National Happiness.'" See Mandatory Training in Orwellian Thinking
Most NYC High School Grads Need Remedial Help Before Entering CUNY Community Colleges : that nearly 80 percent of those who graduate from city high schools arrived at City University’s community college system without having mastered the skills to do college-level work. In sheer numbers it means that nearly 11,000 kids who got diplomas from city high schools needed remedial courses to re-learn the basics." See Chronology of the NEA
Sharia Education in Texas: "In practice, Common Core evades transparency by peddling shoddy curricular material authored by anonymous committees. It promotes faddish experiments masquerading as 'world-class' math and reading goals. Instead of raising expectations, Common Core is a Trojan horse for lowering them. California, for example, is now citing Common Core as a rationale for abandoning algebra classes for 8th graders.”
Cypress HS students suspended for disarming gunman? "A 16-year-old Cypress Lake High School student, who wrestled a loaded revolver away from a teen threatening to shoot, is being punished. The student grappled the gun away from the 15-year-old suspect on the bus ride home. ...the Revolver was loaded. According to the arrest report the suspect... was 'pointing the gun directly' at another student and 'threatening to shoot him.'
"The mother [of the rescuer] ...can't understand why her son, and two other students who disarmed the gunman, were all suspended." Now teenage rescuers are punished along with gun carriers. See Turning Our Schools into Totalitarian Enclaves
Ohio congressman's meditation crusade: "Congressman Tim Ryan... is pushing a curriculum called S.E.L. -- social emotional learning -- that teaches kids to relax, calming themselves into a state where they are better able to learn. ... When they close their eyes, they can actually see themselves even doing well in school. And when you can see it, it will happen.'... Ryan will be introducing a bill that will help states implement S.E.L. standards and promote mindfulness in medical schools, teacher-training programs.... According to the magazine 'Psychology Today,' somewhere near 10 million Americans are practicing some sort of meditation." See Your Child and the New Age
Imprinted: Kids’ Brains “Branded” with Fast-Food Logos: "If you think the millions that fast food restaurants spent on commercials don’t have a profound effect on our brains, you may be in for a surprise. It turns out their logos are having a serious impact on the brain—in particular, the brains of children."
[Whether it's TV ads, computer games, or any other enticing offer, today's clever suggestion are designed to build cravings for the marketed product. Children and youth are especially vulnerable] See Steps toward Global Mind Control
Majoring in Minors: Turning Our Schools into Totalitarian Enclaves: "...young people are now being forcibly removed by police officers from the classroom, strip searched, arrested, handcuffed, transported in the back of police squad cars, and placed in police holding cells until their frantic parents can get them out. For those unlucky enough to be targeted for such punishment, the experience will....stay with them for the rest of their lives in the form of a criminal record.
"Consider the case of Wilson Reyes, a seven-year-old elementary school student from the Bronx who got into a scuffle with a classmate over a $5 bill. In response to the incident, school officials called police, who arrested Reyes, transported him to the police station and allegedly handcuffed the child to a wall and interrogated him for ten hours about his behavior and the location of the money....
"A North Carolina public school allegedly strip-searched a 10-year-old boy in search of a $20 bill lost by another student, despite the fact that the boy, J.C., twice told school officials he did not have the missing money. The assistant principal, a woman, reportedly ordered the fifth grader to disrobe down to his underwear and subjected him to an aggressive strip-search.... The missing money was later found in the school cafeteria. ...
"A high school sophomore was suspended for violating the school’s no-cell-phone policy after he took a call from his father, a master sergeant in the U.S. Army who was serving in Iraq at the time....
"Students have also been penalized for such inane 'crimes' as bringing nail clippers to school, using Listerine or Scope, and carrying fold-out combs that resemble switchblades. A 9-year-old boy in Manassas, Virginia, who gave a Certs breath mint to a classmate, was actually suspended, while a 12-year-old boy who said he brought powdered sugar to school for a science project was charged with a felony for possessing a look-alike drug." See No Room for God: Reviving the 'Science' of ' Re-education'
6th Graders Asked to Design “Communist” Flag: "6th graders are being asked to design new flags for communist countries in school districts across Texas as part of a curriculum critics have decried as 'mind control' intended to make children sympathize with socialist ideals.... Other lesson plans, which are included to ensure teachers, 'adhere to complicated state curriculum requirements,' portrayed participants in the Boston Tea Party as terrorists while promoting pro-Islamic ideals....Over the years, there have also been several incidents of children being suspended for “patriotic” drawings, such as pictures of a US Marine firing a weapon." See Symbols and their meaning
NYC High Schools Push Morning After Pills: "Your daughters are not yours, anymore, they are Mayor Bloomberg’s.. He and school health clinic personnel are now in charge of inculcating values and sexual mores to your daughters.... How else are we to describe New York City’s ongoing program that distributes morning after pills to girls as young as 14 without parental knowledge or consent." See No Room for God: Reviving the 'Science' of 'Re-education'
Rotten to the Core: Readin', Writin' and Deconstructionism: "Thanks to the 'Common Core' regime, funded with President Obama's stimulus dollars... deconstructionism is back in style. Traditional literature is under fire. Moral relativism is increasingly the norm. 'Standards' is Orwell-speak for subjectivity and lowest common denominator pedagogy....
"Deconstructionism, of course, is the faddish leftwing school of thought popularized by French philosopher Jacques Derrida in the 1970s. Writer Robert Locke described the nihilistic movement best: 'It is based on the proposition that the apparently real world is in fact a vast social construct and that the way to knowledge lies in taking apart in one's mind this thing society has built. Taken to its logical conclusion, it supposes that there is at the end of the day no actual reality, just a series of appearances stitched together by social constructs into what we all agree to call reality.'
"Literature and history are all about competing ideological narratives, in other words. One story or 'text' is no better than another. Common Core's literature-lite literacy standards are aimed not at increasing 'college readiness' or raising academic expectations. Just the opposite. They help pave the way for more creeping political indoctrination under the guise of increasing access to 'information.'" SeeBrave New Schools: A New Way of Thinking
Muslim Brotherhood group to 'connect all U.S. schools': "A Muslim Brotherhood-linked organization has partnered with the U.S. Department of Education and the State Department to facilitate an online program aiming to connect all U.S. schools with classrooms abroad by 2016. Vartan Gregorian, a board member of the organization, the Qatar Foundation International, was appointed in 2009 to President Obama’s White House Fellowships Commission.
"...Gregorian served as a point man in granting $49.2 million in startup capital to an education-reform project founded by former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers and chaired by Obama."
The Children's Story:Please watch this important video on education!
Teachers As Spiritual Leaders? "Here we go again. A teacher at an upstate New York high school has been told to remove Christian symbols from her classroom, and stop participating in the school’s Bible study group, or else. Or else what? Or else she’ll be fired, of course....
"Not wishing to be bankrupted by an atheist jihad, school officials 'counseled' the teacher to keep her religion to herself. That’s how they create an 'inclusive' environment—by excluding Christianity.... The teacher is filing a lawsuit of her own, charging the school district with singling out her viewpoint for discrimination. Which of course is exactly what they did.
"After all, the same high school has a 'gay-straight alliance' dedicated to promoting homosexuality and exhorting teens to try it. That point of view is perfectly acceptable to school officials. They wouldn’t dream of 'counseling' a teacher to take down 'gay pride' posters. And if a local church or Christian group objected to any of it, the school officials would laugh in their faces. ...
"Progressive educators never liked the idea of parents passing their social values on to their children. I mean, what kind of values can you learn from 'the masses'? ...By imposing brand-new social values on the children of the masses—like 'gay rights,' for instance—teachers really do become the spiritual leaders of society." See No Room for God: Reviving the 'Science' of 'Re-education'
Five-Year-Old Girl Suspended For “Terroristic-threat” To Shoot Classmates With Pink Bubble Gun: "In yet another hysterical over-reaction to last month’s Sandy Hook school shooting, a girl of five-years-old has been suspended from school following a three hour grilling when she joked that she would shoot her classmates with a toy gun. The girl...was last week said to have told other children at the school that she was going to shoot them, and then herself with a pink Hello Kitty bubble gun; a toy that is filled with a soapy solution to make bubbles with.
"School officials reportedly categorized the incident as a 'terroristic threat'and labeled the girl’s actions a 'threat to harm others.'....'This is a good-natured little girl,' the lawyer, Robin Ficker said. ...'You’re telling me that this child was questioned by adults, in a situation where there was no parent or parental guardian, and then she was, initially, given an incident category of ‘making terrorist threats?... And this from a 5-year-old? ... Can’t kids be kids anymore?'”
MontCo school suspends 6-year-old for pretend gunshot: "'The 6-year-old... made a gun with his hands, pointed [his finger] at another student and said 'pow,' according to Robin Ficker, the boy's attorney....'What they're doing is looking at the worst possible interpretation of a young, naive 6-year-old....'
"'Your son ... was involved in a serious incident," Garraway wrote. '[He] threatened to shoot a student...." [Not true! He had no gun! He was just pointing his finger and pretending -- as in a game!] See Brainwashing in America
Teaching Americans to hate their country: [Thomas Sowell likens U.S. 'education' to indoctrination in 20th century China, France] "Schools were once thought of as places where a society’s knowledge and experience were passed on to the younger generation. But, about a hundred years ago, professor John Dewey of Columbia University came up with a very different conception of education....
"Dewey saw the role of the teacher not as a transmitter of a society’s culture to the young, but as an agent of change – someone strategically placed, with an opportunity to condition students to want a different kind of society. A century later, we are seeing schools across America indoctrinating students to believe in all sorts of politically correct notions. The history that is taught... emphasizes everything that...can be made to look bad, in America – and that gives little, if any, attention to the great achievements of this country." See Brave New Schools: A New Way of Thinking
How the MA 'transgender rights' law is changing the school: "In late September, we got a phone call from a parent in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The school committee there had quietly decided to add to the non-discrimination policy in their school system: It was now to include 'gender identity and expression.' .... Thus, the school system was about to declare it official policy that boys coming to school in dresses and calling themselves girls now constituted a 'protected class' that must be accommodated. Girls who 'identified' as boys must be allowed to use the boys' facilities, etc." See Moral and Spiritual Corruption
Bill Ayers: The Left Must Utilize Its ‘Absolute Access’ to America’s Classrooms: "Bill Ayers, former domestic terrorist-turned university professor, reemerged earlier this month to explain how the Left’s access to schools and neighborhoods will help them shape the future of America. Speaking at a New York University 'Change the Stakes' meeting on Dec. 4, he said the Left must utilize the existing 'movements on the ground.”' See No Room for God: Reviving the 'Science' of 'Re-education'
How do we keep children safe at school? "The days of 'it could never happen here' don’t exist anymore. If it happened at Columbine or in an Amish schoolhouse, at Oakland’s Oikos University or in a small Connecticut suburb, a school massacre can happen anywhere – and every principal, teacher and police officer in the country knows it.” See Chronology of the NEA
Obama's stealthy education takeover: "Obama... said: “You know, under my leadership, what we’ve done is reformed education, working with governors, 46 states.'... Children will read what’s described as 'informational texts,' government reports, computer manuals and technical bulletins. There will be more 'reading' in science and math classes. The focus will be on computer literacy with little, if any, actual 'writing.' Cursive penmanship is already being phased out....
"All schools will have to meet the same standards and tests, and all students will be tracked by the feds. Ultimately even private and home schools will be forced into this because national tests (i.e. the SAT) will be geared to this curriculum.... Of the 50 states, 46 have agreed, as well as D.C.
"Was there a vote of the people or the legislatures? No. Each governor decided – pushed by the National Governors Association, and the lure is $4.35 million in federal money from the Education Department’s 'Race-to-the-Top' school plan. The Obama administration said you have to participate to get the grants. The money was part of Obama’s stimulus plan." See Mandatory Training in Orwellian Thinking?
School Removes God From First-Grader's Poem: "Consider the story of a first-grade girl in West Marion, North Carolina, who had the word 'God' stripped from a poem she wrote and was going to read at her school's Veterans Day assembly earlier this month. The poem honored her two grandfathers who served during the Vietnam War. 'He prayed to God for peace,' she wrote of one of them.... At a McDowell County Board of Education meeting last week, employee Chris Greene said, 'We had one parent concerned with the use of the word God in this program. This parent did not want the word God mentioned.... When the demand from this person was heard, the rights of another stopped. It did so by hushing the voice of a six-year-old girl.' ....'Courts have found that religious references at school-sponsored events generally run afoul of the First Amendment,' said Paulson."
[But the authors of the First Amendment intended to preserve our freedom to honor God, not to quench it. Today's classrooms can feature every other religion -- except Biblical Christianity." See UNESCO's Declaration on the Role of Religion in a Culture of Peace
Brave New Schools, Chapter 3: A New Way of Thinking: "The challenge to humanity is to adopt new ways of thinking, new ways of acting, new ways of organizing itself in society, in short, new ways of living." [UNESCO]
"What's happening in America today ...is a total transformation of our society. We have moved into a new era... I'm not sure we have really begun to comprehend...the incredible amount of organizational restructuring and human resource development.... The revolution...in curriculum is that we no longer are teaching facts to children." [Dr. Shirley McCune]
"The classroom discussion came to a close, and Ashley began to pack up her books..."
Students Told to Disavow American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality: "'Our language doesn’t make it easy to write in ways that are inclusive,' Howard said. 'We don’t have a generic singular, I mean we have he and she. There is no pronoun that is gender-neutral there.'" See UN Declaration on Tolerance
Feds: Teachers Embroiled in Test-Taking Fraud: "For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send someone else to take the tests in their place.... Each time, Mumford received a fee of between $1,500 and $3,000 to send one of his test ringers with fake identification to the Praxis exam. In return, his customers got a passing grade and began their careers as cheaters....'The propensity to cheat on exams both through college and for licensure and certification exams seems to be increasing.... 'People often don't see it as something wrong.'" See Brainwashing & How to Resist It
Chicago Teachers Strategize on How to Indoctrinate Kids with Marxism: "In September, the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike, shutting down the Windy City’s schools for 10 days. Many of those same teachers were in attendance on Nov. 10 at the Midwest Marxism Conference held at Northwestern University in Chicago. The topics of the conference were:• Marxism, Crisis & Resistance
• The Meaning of Marxism
• Russia: A Case Study in Workers Power & Revolution
• Lenin’s Theory of the Revolutionary Party...
ACLU sues to force elementary libraries to display lesbian advocacy book: "In the Davis School District in Utah, children as young as kindergarten age can check out a homosexual propaganda book called In My Mothers’ House, about three adopted kids and their lesbian 'mothers,' if their parents sign a permission slip..."
Education Briefs: "Between 350-400 doses a year of Plan B, 'the morning-after pill,' are being dispensed from a vending machine in the campus health center at a small Pennsylvania public college. Shippensburg University sells the 'morning after pill' to be used after unprotected sex for $25 a dose. Condoms and pregnancy tests are available from the same machine." See Moral and Social Corruption
Virginia Teacher Charged With Assault: Girl’s Hand Cut in Forced ‘Islamic Hand Sign’ Drill: "Harris [the teacher] has a disturbing trend of 'indoctrinating' students with Islamic teachings. ...When Bennett’s daughter was unable to do the Islamic hand sign correctly after two days of instruction, Harris became frustrated. ...'[Harris] yanked her hand out of her desk and my daughter’s hand got hung up on the metal wire on her file folder and the skin got caught on it,' the mother explained.... 'The other children saw my daughter’s hand dripping with blood after the teacher had gotten so mad that she went to twist my daughter’s hand into an Islamic sign.” See Brainwashing & How to Resist It
Leftists Mobilize Schoolchildren for Obama: "[On] October 9, the day after Columbus Day, newspapers reported not one, but two, audacious initiatives: (1) an effort in Denver to have teachers embolden youngsters to actively pursue 'social change' within the 'dominant culture,' which can be taken for inciting insurrection, and (2) a voter-registration drive in Florida schools aimed at getting kids registered as Obama Democrats, with an outright refusal to do the same for the Republican Party....
"...Pasco County Schools brazenly permitted a former teacher to deliver Obama speeches to senior high-school students. ....Organizing For America was 'given access to as many as a half dozen high school and middle school campuses.'...A lawsuit might have been winnable 20 years ago—in both cases. Today, you’d find it hard to locate a sympathetic judge who’d touch either one....Quite simply, the Left has been allowed to become too powerful."See The Socialist Vision of the NEA
Obamacare - Obama Core is another power grab: "...let's not overlook his plans for education. They are as fundamentally transformational, costly and dictatorial as Obamacare. It's well-known that public schools are not graduating students as well-educated as before, that Americans score poorly on international tests, and that billions of federal dollars showered on public schools have not achieved any of the designated goals... to raise test scores and to eliminate the gap between higher income and lower income students....
"Obama Core is a comprehensive plan to dumb down schoolchildren so they will be obedient servants of the government and probably to indoctrinate them to accept the leftwing view of America and its history." See Brave New Schools: A New Way of Thinking
Chinese funding Florida charter schools: "... through investments of at least $1 million — or $500,000 for 'targeted employment areas' — foreign nationals are able to obtain legal residency in the US so long as the money they invest will help secure or create at least 10 full-time jobs. A group of Chinese investors have put $30 million into the state's charter school program to date and are looking to invest three times that amount in the next year..."
Chicago strike tells us answer is school choice: "Unions are about the economic interests of the teachers. The mayor is about his budget.... No one solely represents the interests of the kids." See The Socialist Vision of the NEA
Academic Dishonesty: "Many of the nation’s colleges and universities have become cesspools of indoctrination, intolerance, academic dishonesty and an 'enlightened' form of racism.... Unfortunately, parents, taxpayers and donors have little knowledge of the extent of the dishonesty and indoctrination."
Top U.S. educator touts technology: "In two days in Silicon Valley, [Arne] Duncan displayed the enthusiasm for change that has marked his 3½ years as educator-in-chief.... Duncan touted the federal Dream Act, which would allow undocumented students to enroll in college, join the military or legally work. 'We can't afford to keep that talent on the sidelines,' he said to applause.... He stressed the importance of preschool. 'The only way we can stop playing catchup in education is if our babies enter kindergarten ready to learn.'"
[To learn what? To submit to the new amoral, anti-Christian values rather than to their parents? That's what happened in the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin!]
But God tells us, "Train up a child in the way he should go,Proverbs 22:6
And when he is old he will not depart from it."
Education for Social Change. Education for a New World - Assaults on Faith and Family : "...education for social change transcends the school system - it has become a culturally embedded reality, impacting media and entertainment, churches, government programs, business practices, and law....The twenty-year-old plus, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), has little to do with personal rights. It has everything to do with changing values and undermining the traditional family. Since it transfers parental authority to the state, Christian children are legally free to reject safe family guidelines....
"This process started long ago. Its milestones include the birth of the United Nations in 1945 and, starting in 1948, its consultative relationships with the new World Federation for Mental Health. The Federation’s founding document, Mental Health and World Citizenship, exposed the mind-changing agenda behind the social sciences: 'Studies of human development indicate the modifiability of human behaviour ... especially during infancy, childhood and adolescence...
"'Social institutions such as family and school impose their imprint early... It is the [traditional Christian] men and women in whom these patterns of attitude and behaviour have been incorporated who present the immediate resistance to social, economic and political changes.' ...The CRC is designed to erode that resistance! ...'double-speak” is central to UN propaganda. UNESCO’s Declaration on the Role of Religion is a good example. It calls for tolerance and dialogue - but shows no tolerance toward Christianity."
The NEA Shows Its Politics: "The billions spent on education have not achieved any of their designated goals, which were to raise the test scores and to close the gap between kids from upper-income and lower-income families. The handouts, however, produced a lot of cheating by teachers and administrators trying to hide their failure to achieve designated goals....
"The most powerful union of government employees is the National Education Association (NEA), which held this year’s annual national convention as usual over the Fourth of July weekend, attracting 9,000 delegates. To no one’s surprise, it resembled a re-election campaign rally for Barack Obama." See A New Way of Thinking
Separation of Child and State: "Educational excellence has eluded Louisiana for generations under government-managed schools, and the children of Louisiana have suffered irreparable damage. These impermissible results are the sole reason for the recent Jindal remedy proposed and passed in the 2012 Legislative Education Reform. The central principles to the Jindal Education Reform Plan remain: parental choice, money follows the child, accountability follows the money to that child..." See The UN Seizure of Parental Rights
Muslim congressman tied to terror co-conspirator: "Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., who now is under fire for suggesting the U.S. needs to be 'looking at' the Islamic madrassa model of education which teaches the Quran, has a history of association with a radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas....He stated: '...America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas...where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Quran.'... ISNA was established in 1981 by activists from the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Muslim Students Association." See Islamic Villages (in America) and European Muslim 'No-Go' Zones
Schoolchildren could be given lessons in being transgender: "The action plan, launched by equalities minister Lynne Featherstone, said that a child’s early years have a 'profound influence on their life chances'. It said it aimed to 'help schools become more inclusive for gender variant children and to help provide more support and protection to transgender pupils in schools'....'The Government is committed to tackling transphobic bullying and we want to support schools to act as leaders and advocates for change.”
$1.1 million-plus Gates grants: ‘Galvanic’ bracelets that measure student engagement: "...the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is spending about $1.1 million to develop a way to physiologically measure how engaged students are by their teachers’ lessons. This involves 'galvanic skin response' bracelets that kids would wear so their engagement levels could be measured."
It's None of the Government's Business: "The use of nosy questionnaires by the public schools has been a bone of contention between schools and parents for years, but New Jersey recently came up with a question that has parents up in arms. Third-graders were asked on a standardized test to reveal a secret about their lives and explain why it is hard to keep.....This question about a secret should have been banned as a violation of the New Jersey law that requires prior parental consent before a student can be required to reveal personal information."
Teen wins right to wear 'Jesus Is Not a Homophobe' T-shirt to school: "In the judgment entered May 21, U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett ordered school officials to allow Maverick to wear the T-shirt to school whenever he chooses. He also ordered the school district to pay $20,000 in damages and court costs to the teen. 'We’re very happy for Maverick and all LGBT students in Ohio,' Christopher Clark, senior staff attorney for Lambda Legal, which sued on Maverick’s behalf, said in a press release. “If school officials had any doubt before, it’s clear now: First Amendment rights apply to all students on every day of the year, and efforts to silence LGBT youth will not go unchallenged.'”
Yet Christian expression are criticized and censored across the country. See "...and a little child shall lead them"
Can you really teach a kid to become bullyproof? "Teaching kids to become 'bullyproof' is all the rage. Books, videos and websites promise to show parents how to protect their kids from being bullied; school districts are buying curricula with names like 'Bully-Proofing Your School,' a well-regarded program used in thousands of classrooms. Even martial arts programs are getting into the act: 'Bullyproofing the world, one child at a time,' is the motto for a jujitsu program called Gracie Bullyproof."
School officials fear a federal policy takeover: "...the Obama administration has left some state education chiefs feeling elbowed out, saying Washington is trying to establish itself as the national school board.
"They’re calling for the local leadership to report directly to the federal government on reform strategies, essentially making the leader of the U.S. Department of Education the superintendent of the United States.... States have the predominant role in driving education policy. This concept upsets that apple cart quite a bit."
NC teacher captured on video suggesting student could be arrested for Obama criticism: "A North Carolina high school teacher was captured on video shouting at a student who questioned President Obama and suggesting he could be arrested for criticizing a sitting president.... According to the Salisbury Post, the teacher ...has not been suspended." See The Socialist Vision of the NEA
Revealed: The evil lurking in libraries: "Since 1876, the American Library Association has had a stated mission of providing leadership for improving libraries in the U.S., but watchdogs point to radical shifts in policies that make the once reliable institution...a genuine threat to America. In recent years, the ALA has become more and more 'terrorist friendly, child unfriendly and outright dishonest and unethical,' according to Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries.org. ... Earlier this year, ALA received a large grant from the Soros-funded Open Borders Foundation and has now released a professionally produced video that states: 'It’s our hope that...libraries, schools, and community groups will watch the film and use it as a springboard for a discussion about privacy and surveillance in a digital age.'... George Soros is using the ALA as the pretty face to obtain access to American school children.” See The Ominous "Success" of Re-Education
(A warning for parents) Sex-slavery documentary yanked from Ukiah 5th-grade class: "A wrenching film that documents child sex slavery in Bombay no longer will be shown to Yokayo Elementary School fifth graders [California]. '...'It's age inappropriate,' said Troy Sherman.... He said school district officials were unaware teacher Stephanie Anderson was showing the documentary to her fifth grade class until the issue was raised by an outraged parent....The film also contains grainy images captured with hidden cameras taken inside brothels." See Brainwashing & How to Resist It
Textbooks Promote Islamist Agenda: "Islamist revisionism in U.S. textbooks can be traced back to Saudi money.... Late in 1974, a state-of-the-art, well-funded Saudi-financed plan was undertaken by Arab states to seize hold of American public opinion and increase their influence over U.S. foreign policy. A central aspect of this plan was a rewrite of 20th century Middle Eastern history with the specific intent of altering American public opinion and policies pertaining to Israel. ...revisionists realized that the imperialistic, violent and anti-Semitic history of Islam would undermine the [preferred] narrative that Israel and the Jews have been the aggressors in the Middle East and Arab Muslims have been the victims." See Spreading Islam through Public Schools
Higgins guides parents on how to pull child from activist schools on Friday, April 20: Below is a statement issued by the [liberal left] ACLU, emphasizing the limits of political activism during instructional time: 'You DO have a right to participate in Day of Silence and other expressions of your opinion.....You do NOT have a right to remain silent during class time if a teacher asks you to speak.'
"This site, sponsored by pro-family groups listed below, is for the sole purpose of giving parents the tools needed to oppose the GLSEN-sponsored Day of Silence. The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)...will take place in most public schools on April 20, 2012." See Brainwashing & How to Resist It
Protecting Calif. students from 'adult seduction': "Assembly Bill 1861 would make it a felony for teachers in the state to send sexual text messages or have suggestive communication with their students."
School Removes 'God' From Lee Greenwood Song: “We can’t take God out of the song, we can’t take God out of The Pledge of Allegiance, we can’t take God off of the American currency. ...The song is played at every naturalization ceremony behind The National Anthem....” See Purging the Memory of Our Christian Roots
Marriage and family are obscene: "...a girl at Pilgrim High School in Warwick, Rhode Island, had her artwork censored by 'educators.' The student had painted a mural that was deemed objectionable because it depicted a boy growing up, marrying, and having a child. In fact, the 'educators' found it so offensive that they ordered it blotted out by painting over it....
"What do Christian fathers and mothers think they’re getting, by sending their children to be educated by persons who find marriage so offensive that they must paint over a picture of a family? Day after day, five days a week for thirteen years, kindergarten through twelfth grade, the children of Christians see and hear what their 'teachers' think of Christian life and faith.... A Christian father once told me it didn’t matter what his children were being taught in public school, 'because I just de-program them every day.'" [What a hard choice for parents today!] See A New Way of Thinking
26-ingredient school lunch burger: [Dozens of additives ranging from thiamine mononitrate to pyridoxine hydrochloride] The school burger has gotten more than its share of the spotlight lately as parents set off a media firestorm in a rally to remove the controversial, ammonia-treated 'lean finely textured beef,' nicknamed 'pink slime,' from schools. The U.S. Department of Agriculture responded, electing to scale back on a planned purchase of 7 million pounds of ground beef mixed with the processed beef filler.
Parents furious as Occupy Toronto assignment has students writing protest slogans for class work: "Students at Glenview, therefore, have parents with high expectations.... One of those parents was at home recently with his daughter, a Grade 7 student, who was working on an English exercise in 'critical thinking.' 'I asked her what she was doing,' said the parent....She said her class was learning about Occupy Toronto, and they were being asked to write a slogan or a chant as if they were down at one of the Occupy protests. 'She said this is about the 1% ... This, in my mind, is indoctrinating the kids...'" See3 Sets of Meanings for Education Buzzwords
Reasons to Be Concerned about Having Your Child in Public Schools: "Your child will be subjected to sexual indoctrination. ...California now has EIGHT state laws promoting homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality to children as young as kindergarten, with no parental opt-in or opt-out....Children in public schools are more likely to have earlier experiences and develop negative habits in these areas: lying, cussing, cheating, excessive dieting, wearing revealing clothes, pornography, sexual activity, smoking, drugs, alcohol, and even violence." See Schools and "Values Clarification"
Obama's Education Dept. partners with Soros: "The Department of Education has partnered with billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute to promote a global education initiative that seeks 'a world where each and every person on Earth can access and contribute to the sum of all human knowledge. [Do you wonder what global "knowledge" would be censored? And what would they promote?]...
"A 2007 O.E.R forum announced the education group’s mission of creating 'a world where each and every person on earth can access and contribute to the sum of all human knowledge.'...The 'Why Open Education Matters' competition is sponsored and organized by three groups – the U.S. Department of Education, Soros’ Open Society and a group known as Creative Commons.....Creative Commons was founded in 2001 by Lawrence Lessig.... Lessig works closely with a Marxist activist who has argued for the dismantling of the U.S. capitalist system and whose George Soros-funded group petitions for more government control of the media....
McChesney, an avowed Marxist who favors the dismantling of capitalism. McChesney founded Free Press, a Soros-funded organization with close ties to the White House that petitions for more government control of the news media.... McChesney is a professor...and former editor of the Marxist journal Monthly Review....The board of Free Press has included a slew of radicals, such as Obama’s former 'green jobs' czar Van Jones, who resigned after his founding of a communist organization was exposed."
Censoring the ex-homosexual message: "Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr called it 'reprehensible,' 'deplorable' and 'disgusting.' What could trigger such a response? Child sexual abuse by a teacher? Drug dealing in the high schools? A drunk driving accident that killed students?
"No - it was a one-page flier distributed to students in several Montgomery County, Md., high schools.... The flier included disgusting declarations such as, 'All individuals deserve the right to self-determination and happiness' and such 'reprehensible' advice as '[I]mportant decisions should not be made on feelings alone.'
"The controversy arose not because of its relatively innocuous content, but because of its source: an organization called Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays.... The flier states, 'Every year, thousands of people with unwanted same-sex attractions make the personal decision to leave a gay identity,' and asserts that such people should be able to 'seek help and information on overcoming their feelings.'"
Of course, such an old-fashioned notion clashes with today pro-gay education system. The new global values are incompatible with the slightest reminder of Christian beliefs." See Ban truth - Reap tyranny
Rescue the Perishing: "We must rescue our children. They are perishing.... Our children no longer share our values....WAKE UP!! WE ARE LOSING OUR CHILDREN!!! The evidence is everywhere. ... Rejecting knowledge is worse than ignorance. Willfully ignorant…hear no evil…see no evil…speak no evil… Don’t worry, be happy!" See Brainwashing in America
Freedom of religion, R.I.P: "...the full court held that it's okay for Quebec's education minister to compel believers to describe God to their children, not as they see him, but as non-believers do. ...What exactly is religious freedom, if it isn't teaching God to your children as you see him?...
"In 2008, Quebec's provincial education ministry saw fit to replace religious instruction in elementary and secondary schools with a curriculum of its own. ...About 2,000 parents requested to have their children exempted from having to take their religion from the state....The parents lost in every forum, from administrative tribunals to the Quebec Court of Appeal. ... Canada's top court sees its task as defending the state against the rights and freedoms it guarantees....
"But what about parents having to send their children to be indoctrinated in values different from their own? Sorry, says Justice Deschamps, 'the early exposure of children to realities that differ from those in their immediate family environment is a fact of life in society.' Well, er, no, it isn't, Judge. Early exposure is very much under parental control in any society, except in tyrannies. Canada is turning into a theocracy with its own jealous God: The smug, self-worshipping state." See What can parents do?
Homeschoolers can't be taught 'gay' sex sinful: "Homeschooling families will soon be forbidden from teaching that homosexual sex is sinful as part of their schooling program, according to the government of Alberta, Canada. Under the province’s Education Act, homeschoolers and religious schools will be banned from 'disrespecting' people’s differences....'Whatever the nature of schooling – homeschool, private school, Catholic school – we do not tolerate disrespect for differences...”
Must Christian parents teach their children that gay sex is okay and Biblical guidelines are wrong? What about the government's "disrespect" for people who trust God and His guidelines? Will the law favor immorality and punish Christianity? Are we facing the end of freedom and morality in the West?
Afraid of Your Child’s Math Textbook? You Should Be: "That math homework you’re trying to help your child muddle through might include problems with no possible solution.... Let’s say a publisher hires a developer for a certain low-bid fee to produce seven supplemental math books for grades 3-8....The publisher wants these seven books ready for press in five weeks. ...in the not too recent past at least six months would be allotted for a project of this size....
"A more recent math project I was hired to edit was not only full of content errors, the books were so peculiar in the execution of math concepts and instruction that I hadn’t seen anything like it in all my 20+ years of experience. I asked the project manager if she’d ever seen math approached in this manner. She gave a resigned groan and said no, but this was what the publisher wanted...."
American Library Association] Enables Soros to Indoctrinate Children and Communities Nationwide in a Manner that Threatens Freedom of Speech: "The American Library Association is enabling noted 'open society' advocate George Soros to indoctrinate or propagandize children, media, and communities nationwide in a manner that furthers Soros organizations's efforts to curtail freedom of speech.....Soros-funded MMfA uses an American institution, the Girl Scouts, to promote MMfA as a source to clear up 'media misinformation,' while the Soros-funded Open Society Foundations uses another American institution, the American Library Association, to teach communities and students 'how to identify propaganda and misinformation.'" Please see the link -- an older warning
School systems hit by insurance costs: "Georgia school systems are taking another big financial hit — a 200 percent jump in health care costs for bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other traditionally low-paid school employees....This is on top of the double whammy districts are taking from declining property taxes and cuts in state education funding." See Smiling at Socialism
No Time For Homework (including term papers): "With technology allowing nearly 24-hour media access as children and teens go about their daily lives, the amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth....Today, 8-18-year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day....At precisely the moment when we need more education to bring the bottom up to the average and the American average up to the global peaks, our students are spending more time texting and gaming and less time than ever studying and doing homework."
School District Sues California Over Lower-Than-Expected Budget Cuts: "California's largest school district, Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD), announced on December 13 its plans to sue the state for the loss of $248 million in school transportation funding. The transportation cuts, set to go into effect in January, are part of Governor Jerry Brown's decision to cut $1 billion from the state budget due to lower than expected revenues. Education officials are furious..."
US Textbooks: Muslims Discovered America: "...did you know that Muslims discovered America? Or that Jerusalem is an Arab city? That’s just some of the 'history' that students in America’s K-12 classrooms have been taught in recent years–with the help of taxpayer money. A new report by the non-profit Institute for Jewish and Community Research finds that American high school and elementary textbooks contain countless inaccuracies about Christianity, Judaism, Israel and the Middle East." See Spreading Islam through Public Schools
Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school: "Ginger Strivelli, who practices Witchcraft... said she was upset when her 12-year-old son...came home from North Windy Ridge intermediate school with a Bible. The Gideons International had delivered several boxes of the sacred books to the school office. The staff allowed interested students to stop by and pick them up."
[Note: Public school libraries contain unthinkable books -- occult and pagan as well as immoral. But one rarely finds a Christian book on its shelves!].'" See Establishing a Global Spirituality
An Ignored 'Disparity': Part II: "One of the ways of trying to reduce the vast disparities in economic success... is by making higher education more widely available, even for people without the money to pay for it.... When institutions of higher learning turn out highly qualified doctors, scientists, engineers... the benefits are obvious. What is not so obvious...is that colleges and universities can also turn out vast numbers of people with credentials, but with no marketable skills with which to fulfill their expectations. There is nothing magic about simply being in ivy-covered buildings for four years....
"In countries around the world, people with credentials but no marketable skills have been a major source of political turmoil, social polarization and ideologically driven violence....Those who cannot compete in the marketplace, despite their degrees, not only resent those who have succeeded where they have failed, but push demands for preferential treatment, in order to negate the 'unfair' advantages that others have."
In schools, self-esteem boosting is losing favor to rigor, finer-tuned praise: "For decades, the prevailing wisdom in education was that high self-esteem would lead to high achievement....Now, an increasing number of teachers are weaning themselves from what some call empty praise. Drawing on psychology and brain research, these educators aim to articulate a more precise, and scientific, vocabulary for praise that will push children to work through mistakes and take on more challenging assignments." See Chronology of the NEA
Hamas-linked CAIR in Your Kid’s Classroom: "They are maybe 1% of the population but they are at your libraries, in your schools, making security policy, and hampering law enforcement across the nation. Imagine what life will be like when they are 10% of the population…in just a few years?...
“'Why is a representative of a terror-linked organization, a defender of jihad terror groups and an apologist for Islamic supremacism welcome to speak in public schools?'...
"When the parent tried to explain to [the Assistant Principal for Curriculum] that 'the school was associating itself with a religious-based political organization that propagandizes for Islam & Sharia and are terrorist apologists, Miliziano [the Social Studies teacher] 'completely dismissed these concerns.'"
When drugging replaced spanking: "There used to be a day in America when parents loved their children enough to chastise them, because they taught them to know the difference between right and wrong – which is love.
"... today, the pharmaceutical companies and their minions in government are at work trying to convince you that spanking your child is abuse rather than love. And their resolve is to label your child mentally ill (ADHD, ADD, etc.) and put them on dangerous psychotropic drugs....Some of the side effects include: Confusion, Depersonalization, Hostility, Hallucinations, Manic reactions, Suicidal ideation....
"More and more public schools have brought in TeenScreen, a manipulative survey for children that sets them up for a prescription. For example, one of the questions asked is: 'Has there been a time when you felt you couldn't do anything well or that you weren't as good-looking or smart as other people?' ...a founding member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, in 1998 stated, 'ADHD is fraud intended to justify starting children on a life of drug addiction.'" See A New Way of Thinking
Turning Schoolchildren Into Informants? "The same anti-family policy apparently is becoming a policy of the United States government. And just like in the Soviet Union, it will implemented through the government schools. Last week, the White House revealed a broad new strategy for 'battling homegrown terrorism.' ...it will include all levels of government, including local governments and agencies. ...schools will now become 'battleground America,' a place for gathering information.....
"'Prevent,' of course, is a word of the vocabulary of the Soviet Union of the times of Stalin, when 'enemy infiltration' was 'prevented' by a wide-scale system of informants, spies, and infiltrators who will look for 'behavioral signals.' ...the children will be encouraged to spy and inform on their parents.” See Your friendly community spies