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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE AFTER ALL OF THE CHILDREN ARE GROWN?

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Chuck Frank

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It was another truly joyous day in the classroom when I was teaching 6th graders. I had been part of the teacher’s credential program which was aligned with the university system that oversaw student teaching standards in California. All seemed to be well until the Master teacher of the classroom decided that I wasn’t adapting quite well enough to her classic B.F. Skinner, “behavior mod” system meant for the children. The University Education Department, a fly by night, Marxist regime, climbed aboard the Master teacher’s cause and removed me from the classroom. Thus, was the end of my dream to be an elementary school teacher, even though I went through an arbitration process to resolve it.

Certain states in America are not looking for teachers who are more out of the box. They are looking for teachers who agree and promote a tailored agenda which is biased, emotionless, insensitive, heartless and, regimented. Yet, this is just one issue that adds to America’s failing school system.

Textbooks are loaded with political correctness and fake theories, much like the mainstream news and this indoctrination remains part of the curriculum, coming from an out of control government that exceeds the desires of “we the people”, all the while, subverting the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.The American people are just not involved in approving textbooks for the schools at the state level.

And the people in Red China are also in the same boat. America, you are being steam rolled by your own state governments and policies such as California’s FAIR Education Act–also referred to as the SB 48, LGBT History Bill.

The “social justice” movement is just one big can of worms that is part of indoctrinating innocent children at an early age. This agenda also pits certain groups against whites and other races as well. Sure, we know “black lives matter” but so do Native Americans matter, and even the Germans, Italians, Chinese, Jews and the Japanese, yet, textbooks and teachers are now sadly polarizing the races and taking other issues beyond the stars, while taxpayers are paying for all of it, including retirements!

The LBGT movement does not belong in a school textbook nor in a lecture, and publishers will give any school what they want in order to sell thousands of copies of their books. This is part of the reason why the school system is in such dire straits. And those persons who are providing this type of curriculum at the state levels, care not for families and America’s traditional culture which is being destroyed in the process. Schools are supposed to be for learning valuable lessons that can be carried on though adulthood to where a person will be able to navigate through their own society, freely, comfortably, securely, economically, and finally build strong families. Yet, our school system is not providing a secure foundation that will enable our children and those adults in higher education to actually find their way because, traditional core values that are essential in making important choices
are disappearing at light speed.

Why does the government controlled education system keep trying to reinvent the knowledge wheel?

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The more they manipulate, the more distorted & unwieldy it becomes.

By Barbara McCutchen

For Pete’s sake, some of the most esteemed educators in the history of the world taught in the 300’s B.C.  Socrates set up a basis for learning by the use of hypothesis & questioning until a non-contradictory answer could be reached…a method used in science & law studies for centuries. Then there was Plato and his student Aristotle (the father of Reason & individuality) and his Lyceum (place of lectures & learning).  How many students can even tell you who they were?

These efforts/achievements finally led to the Age of Enlightenment (e.g. John Locke), hence advancement in every field of endeavor, through the Industrial Revolution which lifted the standard of living for the masses within its sphere.

In other words the basis for teaching, developing challenging curricula was the bedrock from which Western Civilization and…

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HOPE FOR TOMORROW: AMERICAN SCHOOLS

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new-logo251_002Author,  Chuck Frank

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 It is no secret that failing American schools, as a whole, has been influenced for decades by the hard progressive left and what exactly was the fruit that came from this diseased tree? 

Let’s take a look.

One source in 2015, the Washington Post, tells us the following with regard to students.

“Surely one reason why so many Americans lack writing skills is that, for decades, most U.S. schools failed to teach them. Back in 2011, a nationwide test found that only 24 percent of the students in 8th and 12th grades were proficient in writing, and just 3 percent were advanced…The Education Trust recently studied more than 1,200 middle school writing assignments to see whether they aligned with the Common Core standard and faulted them in part because they didn’t require students to write at length.”  We are talking short and medium essays.
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Why do homeschoolers oppose the Common Core?

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Dear Members and Friends,

Why do homeschoolers oppose the Common Core?

Because we’ve discovered that freedom is the key to educational success. Freedom gives us the flexibility to help our students find their own pace, discover their passions, develop their talents, and learn to excel.

In “What We Can Learn from Homeschooling,” Melanie Borrego, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at Bradman University, explains an educational truth—which often goes without saying for homeschoolers:

An education should not look exactly the same for every student. Some need more guidance, others less. Some want to build things, others like to read. Some want to play geography games with children from other countries . . . others would prefer to learn outside or by listening and observing. Some need more time to complete their studies, others will graduate early. . . . If we can gradually build both flexibility and autonomy into their education, particularly as they grow older and their interests and abilities begin to deepen, we will see more engagement in and understanding of the material.

Home education’s success is a compelling counterpoint to the Common Core. When educational elites in ivory towers dictate their untested, one-size-fits-all standards and skills for all students, kids find their individuality smothered, their learning stifled, and their success uncertain. The Common Core’s top-down paradigm restricts teachers’ choices and flexibility, and it leaves parents feeling angry, perplexed, and powerless to help their children.

But parents are fighting back. Last September, a group of concerned citizens in Missouri filed a lawsuit against Governor Jeremiah Nixon, challenging a Common Core–based test development group—Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)—as an unconstitutional state compact.

This past February, a state circuit court agreed that Missouri’s SBAC fees were unconstitutional, and permanently banned the state from paying taxpayer dollars to SBAC. The court held that “the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium . . . is an unlawful interstate compact to which the U.S. Congress has never consented, whose existence and operation violate the Compact Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article I, § 10, cl. 3, as well as numerous federal statutes; and that Missouri’s participation in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium as a member is unlawful under state and federal law.”

The state appealed the decision in March.

Now, HSLDA is joining the legal battle by filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief urging the judges to confirm that SBAC is unconstitutional.

The Missouri ruling has tremendous potential to influence the battle over the Common Core. Prior to the ruling, the Missouri legislature had already begun to tap the brakes on the Common Core. When the court decision came down, lawmakers promptly shut down all future funding for SBAC. A similar lawsuit has already been filed in North Dakota.

HSLDA’s amicus brief urges the Court of Appeals to recognize SBAC for what it is: a key component in a larger strategy, enticing states to act as federal proxies in the development of top-down national standards and assessments. (The United States Department of Education is banned from directly developing national curriculum or tests.)

Our brief also points out that mandates tied to federal funding for Common Core–related initiatives essentially create an invasive nationwide tracking system. Such a model is capable of following every student from preschool through college and even into employment. As we said in our brief:

The most immediate threat to homeschool and private school students is the expansion of statewide longitudinal databases. Over the past decade, a slew of new federal incentives and funded data models have spurred states to monitor students’ early years, performance in college, and success in the workforce by following “individuals systematically and efficiently across state lines.” . . .

The designers of the new systems fully intend for homeschool and private school students to be part of the massive data collection. At the National Conference on Student Assessment in 2011, officials from Oklahoma discussed how the challenge of meeting the data requirements of federal and state education policies [is] motivating them to “include student groups not now included (e.g., home-schooled) in the data system.”1

The legal battle over the Common Core is just beginning. If other states follow the example of Missouri and North Dakota, we expect to see more suits challenging these top-down databases and testing regimes. At the same time, the Common Core’s proponents will fight back, refining their legal strategies and amassing resources to protect their projects.

If we want to dislodge encroaching centralized control from America’s education system, our lawmakers and judges need to know the truth: the Common Core represents the very antithesis of educational freedom and innovation. But we need your help to spread this vital message.

Would you consider donating to the Homeschool Freedom Fund? Your gift will empower us to continue our efforts to thwart the Common Core and preserve educational freedom.

The untested Common Core State Standards, along with myopic assessments and invasive data monitoring, strip states, teachers, and parents of innovation and flexibility. America needs educated, free-thinking citizens—not mindless drones trained to accept the dictates of an administrative collective.

Won’t you stand with us to get the truth out about the Common Core?

For freedom,
Jim Mason, Vice President for Litigation and Development

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1 From “Data, Data Everywhere: Progress, Challenges, and Recommendations for State Data Systems,” presented by Jennifer Stegman at the National Conference on Student Assessment on June 20, 2011.

Minnesota Schools: Common Core and Mental Health

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“Each bill appears to be based on the self-sustaining quota systems used by Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services estimating the number of individuals they anticipate herding through the system in order to fulfill estimated quarterly quotas tied directly to continued funding, grants and subsidies.”

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The active attack on public education through the Common Core curriculum has now taken one giant step forward as Minnesota and other states passed aggressive mental health laws directed at our children. Several additional public schools in the state will now have [mental health] clinics on site as the programs become established; clinics that will be used to aggressively label the greatest number of children possible as having one or more mental disorders. Tied to these bills are massive government subsidies and other targeted funding.

28681_1thIn other words, our children will be traded for dollars regardless of the lifelong damage that will be the result from the assessment of fictional mental disorders; an assessment which will follow them for the rest of their lives whether real or just imagined by a mental health provider. Many will become dependent on the highly addictive psychotropic drugs known as neuroleptics and will suffer from a myriad of adverse side affects.

Project AWARE :Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education

This federal level project would have been more aptly titled “schools collecting allocated money for kids”, or the SCAMkids project.

“Dr. Karen Effrem, president of the national watchdog group, Education Liberty Watch, is sounding an alarm about Common Core, the federal education standards that almost all states are adopting by accepting federal “Race to the Top” funding. Under Common Core, Effrem said, students’ personal information increasingly is being collected, measured and assessed while the standards shift the focus away from academics and toward psychological training and testing of personal attitudes and behaviors. “

Minnesota alone has allocated 45 million to jump-start the psychological training of kids:

Under five-year grant contracts with the department, 36 mental health organizations will provide school-linked mental health services to approximately 35,000 students in more than 800 schools across 257 school districts and 82 counties by 2018. More than half of those students will receive mental health services for the first time.

Why does that statement make me cringe? Maybe its the unfettered access to more than 35,000 students and the ensuing data mining that will also be relentlessly conducted, and stored in permanent lifetime files for easy access by insurance companies, federal and state agencies and eventual employers. More

Government above the Law?

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No earthly government has jurisdiction over your God Given Rights.”

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By Bradlee Dean

March 26, 2014
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Over the past 14 years, in the course of doing more than 350 public high-school presentations across the country in 24 states, my ministry team and I have (without fail) fought on the behalf of a generation that is being subjected to everything and protected from nothing.

We have seen firsthand the effects of what the federal government has been doing on a daily basis through the illegalities of educational schemes it brings forth – in an attempt to implement a “game changer” on a defenseless population behind the backs of the American people.

(Read Article 10 of the Bill of Rights.)

For example:

1) No Child Left Behind, which should rightly be named “No Child Left Un-indoctrinated,” is nothing more than equalizing the playing field where all students become equal (communism), and is a program that shoots for the floor and not for the stars.

2) International Baccalaureate. International Baccalaureate is an educational scheme that was contrived and developed in Sweden in 1968.

Here is what International Baccalaureate teaches:

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AFTER SNOWDEN: JOURNALISTS FEEL THE CHILL

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Rosa Koire

Democrats Against UN Agenda 21

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THE RIGHT OF THE PUBLIC TO KNOW WHAT THE POLICIES OF ITS GOVERNMENT ARE, WITHOUT DANGER TO OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, HAS BEEN DESTROYED.
THIS IS UN AGENDA 21.  

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In late January, 2014, CSPAN aired a Columbia University School of Journalism panel discussion entitled Journalism After Snowden.  It was re-aired a couple of nights ago and I watched it, spellbound.  Notably, the panel included the editor in chief of The Guardian Newspaper (USA branch) Janine Gibson; the executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson; Cass Sunstein, Obama’s former head of Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and Harvard Law professor who was recently appointed by the President to an NSA review panel.  
4854113The Guardian-USA was the first newspaper to be contacted by Snowden and broke the story.  Janine Gibson, editor in chief, stated that had the information been given to the Guardian in England it would never have reached the public.  The newspaper’s hard drives were destroyed under pressure from the British government.  If she had not collaborated with the New York Times, said Gibson, the information would have been lost.  
New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson stated in as intense a way as possible that journalists are under threat of prosecution if they publish a story because THE GOVERNMENT HAS CHANGED THE RULES FOR A FREE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION.   In our free society a journalist had been willing to go to jail to protect the identity of a source.  This dedication to a free press has been a vital part of our republic.  More

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