Higher Education Act Supporters

  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Community College Trustees
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • EDUCAUSE
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • American Council on Education (ACE)

Source:  http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-July-2014-Higher-Education-Ace-Reauthorization-Bills.aspx

Center for Responsible Lending

Source:  http://www.responsiblelending.org/research-publication/letter-support-higher-education-act

AdvanceCTE

American Association of Community Colleges

AFT AFL-CIO

Association for Career and Technical Eduacation

Association of Community College Trustees

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP0

Coalition on Adult Basic Education (The Corps Network)

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Council for Community and Economic Research

Easterseals

Goodwill Industries International

Heartland Alliance

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

International Association of Jewish Vocational Services

International Economic Development Council

Jobs for the Future

National Alliance for Partnership in Equity (NAPE)

National Association of Development Organizations

National Association of Regional Councils

National Association of State Workforce Agencies

National Association of Workforce Boards

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals

National College Transition Network, World Education Inc.

National Council for Workforce Education

National Council on Aging

National Fund for Workforce Solutions

National Youth Employment Coalition

Workforce Data Quality Campaign

Young Invincibles

YouthBuild USA

Source:  http://narc.org/wp-content/uploads/Letter.pdf

The Aspen Institute’s Skills for America’s Future; Business Roundtable; CAEL; Center for Law and Social Policy; Committee for Economic Development; HR Policy Association; Jobs for the Future; National Association of System Heads; National Governors Association; National Skills Coalition; New America Foundation; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Source:  http://businessroundtable.org/media/news-releases/national-organizations-outline-principles-hea-reauthorization

The State of Illinois caught red handed violating federal law?

Ok, I have found out the following.    Via this  document, I found that they aren’t supposed to be adding DACA/DAPA illegals to Get Covered Illinois.  However, they also said, conveniently for cheaters, that:

GCI Screening Tool does not include any questions about immigration/non-citizen status and, therefore, some people who have income below the Medicaid level but are not eligible for Medicaid due to their immigration status are sent to apply for Medicaid by mistake.

At this time, GCI does not plan to add an immigration question to the screening tool because it is too difficult to distinguish between eligible and ineligible non-citizen categories in a all purpose screening tool.

Interestingly, in late 2015, while at an Illinois government building, I found a pamphlet for a DACA/DAPA event that would be held in late January 2016.   It involved the following groups:

Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley
Bureau and Putnam County Health Department
Illinois Valley Community College
Computax Servicos and Associotos
Illinois Department of Human Services
Schweickert & Ganassin LLP
GetCoveredIllinois
El Mercado Official de Cobertura Medica
Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights
Community Health Partnership of Illinois

I wonder, what is Get Covered Illinois doing at a DACA/DAPA event if illegals aren’t supposed to be put into Get Covered Illinois?     Though I can’t prove it, I do think that they were told how to sign up for Get Covered Illinois, which is the Illinois Obamacare exchange, knowing full well that there was no screener to keep the illegals out.

Furthermore, I found here that in 2016, the state of Illinois Senate was trying to pass a bill that would add at least 1000 illegal alien kids to the All Kids Program (which is backed by Medicaid) while also cutting money to 1200 of the state’s own LEGAL disabled children.  In addition, in 2012, Illinois appears to have cut benefits for legal disabled Illinois residents while increasing benefits for illegals.

Furthermore, I happen to know that in 2016, people were lobbying the state of Illinois to NOT decrease benefits for the disabled due to the budget cuts.  The lobbying ended up being unsuccessful.  So apparently the state of Illinois cares more for illegal aliens than they do about the disabled of their own state.

Also, on this site called Illinois Health Matters, I found that:

Undocumented non-citizens are the one population that doesn’t benefit under the ACA. However, they can still obtain coverage and other services, via local health departments and clinics (see map). In some cases, Medicaid or financial assistance may be available. This fact sheet, developed by the UIC Training Team, provides the details.

So it appears that illegals can sometimes get Medicaid too. (And apparently, the geniuses at Capital Hill haven’t bothered to deal with that issue with Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, but have kept that little provision around in their RINOCare bill.)   Here  are the coverage options for illegals that Illinois Heath Matters has listed on their site.

 

Furthermore, I found this Fox News article that says that, nationwide I’m assuming, that illegals have benefited from up to $750,000,000 in Obamacare subsidies.  ( Which I’m assuming that Amnesty-loving, America-hating RINOs in Congress didn’t bother to remove with their RINOCare bill!!!)

Yep, sure enough, according to here, RINOCare continues the policy of letting illegals apply with fake IDs and get away with it!   Apparently, Obamacare navigators were signing up illegals for Obamacare and our DISGRACEFUL RINO Congress is going to allow this lawlessness to continue!

 

So,  in light of that, it could well be that they had Obamacare navigators at that DACA/DAPA event showing them how to illegally sign up for Obamacare.

Truth about Obamacare

These are the stories of what people suffered under Obamacare (and also, since the new Republican “repeal” bill (AKA RINOCare) is just continuing it, we are going to show why that bill must be defeated too.)

Here is one post from the Conservative Hammer Facebook  page:

Believe it or not I have 4 terrible diseases. I am literally sitting and watching people everyday go to the doctor and get pain relief and help with their illness that I’m paying for and I’m also paying for my family’s health care. I can’t go to the doctor because our deductible is so high and it cost my family so much of our income to go. So I sit every day and suffer. My family and I voted for Trump and the establishment Republicans in Washington DC so that they could get rid of this law and hopefully allow people to be able to afford health insurance again. By the way, I have corporate-sponsored health insurance. This is such a disappointment! I hope people wake up and realize that we are being lied to from our own side!

 

Why a Term Limits Convention alone won’t work

People think that term limits will solve all of our problems.   While it can get rid of repeat offenders who just lie at election time and then serve business and other special interests till the next election cycle (this is especially true in the case of the Senate, which is only up for election once every six years), it won’t solve other problems and it may actually create a few.

What It Won’t Solve

  • Out of control federal power.    Term limits on the Presidency sure didn’t stop Obama from being the most tyrannical President that we’ve ever had.
  • Out of control spending.     Term limits don’t stop them from spending like crazy.

Case in Point 1: California

The members of the legislature of California have  had term limits since 1996.   The latest set of term limits was passed in 2012.   I think that even the governor also has some kind of term limits.   I found here that, for the legislature,

These rules are that they may serve a total of twelve years in either house, or a combination of the two houses. A person may serve all twelve years in either the Assembly or the Senate, or split between the two houses.

Mark Levin proposed something similar in the Liberty Amendments for the Senate and the House and others want to take up something like  that for an Article V convention.   However, as we know, California, despite the term limits in 1996 and the later ones in 2012, the state has become , if not THE most tyrannical state in the union, then certainly a contender for the title.

Case in Point 2:  The 22nd Amendment

The 22nd Amendment limited the Presidency to two terms (8 years total).    However, it hasn’t stopped President Obama from being a tyrant (worse than his first four years where he had to face the voters again) as his last 4 years were far worse than his first four years.

You may have heard of the lame duck session for Congressmen who have been voted out of office (either in the primary or the general election) but aren’t out till January, who don’t have to face the voters again and often act as they please.     By term limiting Congressmen, we’d be creating a 2 year lame duck session for House members and a 6 year lame duck session for Senate members.

What about term limiting the Supreme Court?

This would be a bit more practical, as they have lifetime appointments and it would mean not be stuck for years and years with stinkers like Guinsberg.   However,  it won’t stop abuse of power by the Supreme Court, only limit the time someone has to abuse their power.

Conclusion

I’m not saying I’m against term limits, I’m saying that their effects aren’t what people think they’d be and that they could actually have some unintended negative effects too.    That is why a term limits convention alone won’t help.

 

Why a Balanced Budget Convention alone won’t work

Here is a case in point.  The state of Illinois has an, albeit crude, Balanced Budget section of its constitution:

Under Article VIII, Section 2, it says:

SECTION 2. STATE FINANCE
    (a)  The Governor shall prepare and submit to the General
Assembly, at a time prescribed by law, a State budget for the
ensuing fiscal year. The budget shall set forth the estimated
balance of funds available for appropriation at the beginning
of the fiscal year, the estimated receipts, and a plan for
expenditures and obligations during the fiscal year of every
department, authority, public corporation and quasi-public
corporation of the State, every State college and university,
and every other public agency created by the State, but not
of units of local government or school districts. The budget
shall also set forth the indebtedness and contingent
liabilities of the State and such other information as may be
required by law. Proposed expenditures shall not exceed funds
estimated to be available for the fiscal year as shown in the
budget.
    (b)  The General Assembly by law shall make
appropriations for all expenditures of public funds by the
State. Appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed
funds estimated by the General Assembly to be available
during that year.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

However, according to Illinois Policy , the state had been balanced only 15 of the 41 years between 1970 and 2000 and 2010 (and I don’t think they’ve had one since) and the last  time they had a balanced budget was in 2001.   To try and stop it from “going too far out of hand”, the state has tried increasing taxes and other things.    All that’s done is make thing worse and let the pension crisis get worse and worse.   Since Bruce Rauner took office, there has been an impasse between him and the Democrat majority state legislature, leading to now 2 years with only stop gap budgets.   The people don’t want more taxes and the legislature is too unwilling to make the necessary actions and cuts.   (Hopefully, cooler heads prevail, because, unlike DC, the states can’t just print money to “make it all go away”.)

It is likely that, were just a BBA convention alone be called, that the issues mentioned above with Illinois would play out at the national level, thus not solving the problems plaguing our country.

 

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Supporters

AFL-CIO

Source:  http://www.aflcio.org/Legislation-and-Politics/Legislative-Alerts/Letter-to-Senators-in-Support-of-the-Workforce-Innovation-and-Opportunity-Act-H.R.-803

US Chamber of Commerce

Source:  https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/workforce_innovation_and_opportunity_act_wioa.pdf

Charlie Woo
Chair
City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board

Gary Toebben
President & CEO
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Bill Allen
President & CEO
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Lynn Shaw
Vice Chair
Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortia

Source:  http://laedc.org/2014/07/01/laedc-signs-onto-letter-urging-support-workforce-innovation-opportunity-act/

Business Roundtable

Source:  http://businessroundtable.org/media/blog/putting-wioa-and-americans-work

American Association of Community Colleges

Association of Community College Trustees

Source:  http://www.aacc.nche.edu/newsevents/News/articles/Documents/AACC-ACCT_WIOA_Support_Letter.pdf

San Diego Workforce Partnership

Source:  http://workforce.org/WIOA

Carl Guardino
President & CEO
Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Gary Toebben
President & CEO
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Kelly Brough
President & CEO
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Rob Wonderling
President & CEO
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of
Commerce

Brooks Raiford
President & CEO
North Carolina Technology Association

Kevin Law
President & CEO
Long Island Association

Donald Fry
President & CEO
Greater Baltimore Committee

Lucy Dunn
President & CEO
Orange County Business Council

Robert Linscheid
President & CEO
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Sanders
President & CEO
San Diego Regional Chamber of
Commerce

Matt Mahood
President & CEO
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce

Maud Daudon
President & CEO
Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Bill Sproull
President & CEO
Metroplex Technology Business Council

Roger Niello
President & CEO
Sacramento Metro Chamber of
Commerce

Michael Rollins
President
Austin Chamber of Commerce

Ralph Schulz
President & CEO
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Hala Moddelmog
President & CEO
Metro Atlanta Chamber

Source:  http://chamberphl.com/download/public/2014-06-24-wia-reauthorization-support-letter-nmba-final-with-signatures.pdf

National Skills Coalition

Source:  http://www.nationalskillscoalition.org/resources/publications/file/2014-06-02_NSC-WIOA-Letter-of-Support.pdf

AdvanceCTE

American Association of Community Colleges

AFT AFL-CIO

Association for Career and Technical Eduacation

Association of Community College Trustees

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP0

Coalition on Adult Basic Education (The Corps Network)

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Council for Community and Economic Research

Easterseals

Goodwill Industries International

Heartland Alliance

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

International Association of Jewish Vocational Services

International Economic Development Council

Jobs for the Future

National Alliance for Partnership in Equity (NAPE)

National Association of Development Organizations

National Association of Regional Councils

National Association of State Workforce Agencies

National Association of Workforce Boards

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals

National College Transition Network, World Education Inc.

National Council for Workforce Education

National Council on Aging

National Fund for Workforce Solutions

National Youth Employment Coalition

Workforce Data Quality Campaign

Young Invincibles

YouthBuild USA

Source:  http://narc.org/wp-content/uploads/Letter.pdf

 

 

Truth about illegal immigration

These are the stories the Lame Stream Media doesn’t want you to know.

I found this story on an online forum:

When we moved to AZ in 1990, we had a 4 year old son with Down syndrome. He was still not speaking. I was told at a clinic that he needed speech therapy 3 or 4 times per week. The school told me that they could provide speech therapy 1 time per week. I asked why with the huge budget for Special Education he couldn’t get the speech therapy he needed, I was told that “English As A Second Language” was such a huge expense and given priority that there wasn’t funding for what my son needed.

I, at that time, called Border Patrol Admin, and had an extensive talk with them. I was horrified that thousands of illegal aliens crossed the border every month, and told that the schools didn’t care where the kids came from since they were funded per kid by the state.

We moved around and returned to SE KS eventually. My husband was working at a manufacturing plant of about 200 people. I watched employees replaced with illegal aliens, my husband included. I learned this was happening around the town. They were not e-verifying at any of the businesses. These illegal aliens were carpooling into town and often had crashes in their overloaded vehicles.

When we had arrived in KS, there was a 5 year waiting list for people, adults, with developmental disabilities to receive Medicaid services for day/residential, yet I learned they were providing maternity, delivery and emergency health services (illegal aliens visit the emergency room 3 times as often as citizens on the taxpayer dime) along with anchor babies getting entire families in Section 8 subsidized housing while citizens were waiting for housing.

We moved to a town that used to be nice. Our older son went to college here, now, it is becoming a 3rd world dump. The poverty rate has risen to 25% and crime has grown. We were just VERY lucky to have sold our home.

Some will say “How do you know they are illegal aliens?” Trust me, it doesn’t take long to be able to pick them out. We have a number of Hispanic/Latino people that have been here for generations.

Additionally, auto insurance rates are higher when there are illegal aliens in your region due to the number of accidents and DUIs.

Now, imagine just my little corner and illegal aliens multiplied by thousands!

I work in construction. I’m constantly outbid by other companies who hire illegals for the bulk of their work. My friends have a hard time getting work in the field because of this also. If you are in any trade it affects your pay, and who you can hire. This is how they end up working for the government. Contractors win a government bid because it’s so low, then they bring a crew full of illegals getting very little pay for a days work. Noway a legal American contractor with a crew of legals could bid that low and cover costs, and obey labor laws.

I also have a close relative involved in a car accident with an illegal. He was severely injured and received no compensation and paid all out of pocket. Went broke doing it. The illegal didn’t pay anything and couldn’t even be held or found.

I have no problem if they’re legal, that way they can’t be blackmailed into working for peanuts. The illegals can, it’s sad, unethical and abused a lot in the trades.

Thirty years ago, when we moved to our current town, it was a mostly blue collar town. However, it did attract white collar people because it was an affordable place to buy a starter home—which we did. At the time, there were some legal immigrants who spoke English and took care of their homes. The Hispanics we ran into, also were fluent in English and made an effort to get to know people in the community.

The schools were decent with many parents (myself included) volunteering in the classroom. During my daughter’s elementary school years, she never had a bad teacher. When she was in middle school (mid 90s), things started to gradually change. She told us of Hispanic kids who were in gangs and she knew one kid who got beaten up. Yet…things had yet to get to alarming levels. When she was in high school, they had a great football team that was rated in the top 20 in the Metro area. They went to states twice during her time there. When her senior year came, she was noticing more and more kids showing up who didn’t know English. The teachers were getting frustrated, In one of her classes, there was a very bright girl who was Hispanic and her family had been in the community for a long time. Teachers would make her sit with the newcomers to translate for them. I couldn’t help but feel how negatively this must have affected the girl’s own education. At one point, my daughter said that every day she was seeing kids she never saw before showing up at school and none of them knew English.

I think she got out of there at the right time (early 00s). Gradually, more and more long time residents left the community. We had widows and single women who lived alone and began to feel unsafe. One widow had an illegal break into her house as she slept and he raped her. I knew women who had tears in their eyes when they left the homes where they had planned to spend the rest of their lives.

The once good elementary school that my daughter went to couldn’t even get state accreditation—it had sunk that low. The high school has to beg kids to join sports teams. They even told people who couldn’t swim that they would teach them. As one of our neighbors said, it’s way too easy for kids to earn letters in school now.

We have far too many flophouses. I once talked to a police officer that told me she went to one flophouse that had 16 people in it and the conditions were deplorable—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Many townhouse communities have turned into slums as the owners made illegal apartments in the basements and no one takes care of their property.

A couple of years ago, a kid waiting for the high school bus got shot and killed by 3 illegal alien gang members. When we first moved here, the idea of something happening like that was unthinkable.

Our local elected officials made overcrowding laws that have no teeth in them. If they go to a house and they all say they are related, they are allowed to continue overcrowd. It’s like the law-abiding people are punished while the scofflaws are handled with kid gloves.

All this overcrowding has made life h*ll for when it comes to parking problems. We had such bad problems in our neighborhood that we petitioned to become a permit parking district. Of course local government dragged their heels making the process three times longer than it should have been. In our neighborhood, we used to see people park their cars then wait around for someone to pick them up and take them home.

We’re planning to sell our home, downsize and move out of the area. My next door neighbor told us he and his wife are worried about who will buy our house—and we understand. Overall, our property values have suffered due to the surrounding community.

In 2000 when we were at Disney World, the union was fighting with management as management was demanding that ALL employees learn Spanish. We hadn’t been there in a while but it became evident that they were hiring people who did not understand English.

Many jobs advertised in the paper in many different require one speak Spanish, especially those for some school and government programs.

It was tough in AZ as some of the special “Chapter’ jobs like for reading and/or math at that time required that one be fluent in Spanish. I was looking for a job as a teacher’s assistant and that kept me from applying for a significant number of openings. I also see this where we are now, bilingual required.

Geesh, I should stay out of this thread as in reality I am sure I will think of more and more ways that not enforcing the immigration laws has impacted me.

My true impact was when I had to take my wife to the local emergency room. It was 10PM in the evening, and she felt that sick that she begged me to take her to the ER. I have never seen her this bad.

When we arrived in the ER 15 minutes later I was in shock how packed it was. I asked the nurse how long the wait was, and she mentioned 4-5 hours. At that time I realized that at least 80% was Hispanic in the ER. At 3AM in the morning my wife asked me to leave since she preferred to be home and go to a urgent care the next morning. Or call an ambulance if things get worse.

Our son, an adult with DS, has Medicaid. When he went to the emergency room, we had to sign papers saying that we would pay everything that Medicaid did not cover. Whenever he goes for any care, we must sign a paper saying we will be responsible for any costs that Medicaid doesn’t cover before he is seen, although in the emergency room, they give you a minute to collect yourself.

Hospitals are required to provide emergency care. The illegal aliens don’t generally have health insurance, and I know this happens with some of our own citizens that are not insured, so they just show up at the emergency room. Medicaid for Illegal Immigrants | Emergency Medicaid and Medicaid pays about $2 billion per year for illegal aliens!

The Medicaid waiver is what brings in services for the frail elderly and disabled. I noticed that the longest waiting lists are generally those with highest number of illegal aliens.

As we know, the rules for illegal aliens are not the same for our citizens. Try committing a felony and then running from the police to sanctuary in a church. If you do this, post here and I’ll send you something nice to trade for favors in prison.

75% of American citizens that filed for medical bankruptcy had health insurance, How Many Americans Go Bankrupt Due to Medical Purposes Each Year? which means they were in no shape to pay their bills either, doesn’t seem to matter. The article is older, but I have read that even with ObamaCareNot, it hasn’t really gotten better.

Hey, we should just be happy that when they show up, they aren’t using OUR stolen identities!

And another post:

Ok…. I will chime in

Our school district has 2 high schools since it is large so the school assignment is based on where you live. Now there are 8 courses not available at the one school that is available at the other. The children that were going “out of district” were told they needed to provide transportation. Well I will let you guess which group went and BITCHED and threatened legal action if their precious NON ENGLISH SPEAKING children were not provided transportation at the DISTRICT’S expense for the English as a Secondition Language program…. now the parents of the Legal Citizen CHILDREN went and complained about this and were told too bad we can’t help you the TAX PAYING LEGAL CITIZENS…… and to top it off the “Non speaking English high school kids” ride on a Middle School bus that has to go out of its way to go to this one high school, deal with amazing amounts of traffic and now has roudy, upset Middle school kids THAT WANT TO GO HOME.

And another post:

Here are the ways I’ve been affected by illegals — we lived in a border state for seven years.

1. Two illegals watched my husband walk out of our bank and walk back to our neighborhood. They followed him and knocked him out with a crowbar and robbed him of the cash he’d gotten from our bank. After stitching his head, the ER doctor told him if it had been a woman or weaker elderly person, they’d be dead from that hit on the temple area. A man saw the incidence and got their truck’s license, but they had fled back across the border and police told us its so common they never even peruse these cases.

2. Our development was increasingly getting burglarized by gangs of illegals so that we had to hire a private security company. One neighbor’s dog was poisoned with meat so they could get over their adobe wall to rob them while they were at work. The police knew the illegals who were doing it, but because we were a sanctuary city and a tourist city there was no political effort to deal with it. They were afraid the tourist industry would suffer if they started informing people how bad it really was. Our newspaper never published the incidents, and the police were not even allowed to ask if they were illegals!

3. My Hispanic-American house cleaner was so proud she had raised two sons and never been on welfare do to her outstanding quality housecleaning company she had formed. But slowly she was being put out of business because she could not compete with the huge influx of illegals and their extremely low prices. Thankfully my neighbors were so pi$$ed off at the illegal situation (see #2) that we all banded together and hired her at her wages, but she had to fire her employees and just go back to doing it herself instead of as a larger cleaning company.

4. Our mason was a fourth-generation mason and was put out of business because he could not compete with the illegals any longer.

5. I had a serious allergic reaction to a prescription drug, and my husband took me to the ER at our hospital.
It was a six hour wait to see a doctor!! Groups of pregnant illegals who want anchor babies to have American citizenship wait outside the hospital with a private nurse they hire to tell them when they are dilated enough to be considered emergency and the hospital has to take them right away. Apparently, there were fifteen pregnant illegals in labor that night, and all had to go before me. The nurse told us all about it and they were laughing at the craziness of it that night, but my husband was furious!

6. We moved out of that border state and bought a nice property surrounded by good property values partly due to a well-rated elementary school. Unfortunately part of the area is highly agricultural and there’s been a huge influx of illegals severely impacting the elementary school which has now dropped to the very bottom in rating. Property owners are furious as RE agents are telling us values and attraction to our area is going down due to the lousy overly illegal-packed school there.

7. We lend money to private loans, and a builder we lend to has never used illegals before which made us want to do business with him over the years. Two days ago we went to inspect the progress on his newest project and every single worker was a Hispanic immigrant — we don’t know if they were illegals or not as we haven’t gotten a hold of him yet to ask. These are jobs Americans will do — I am sure his answer will be that he can’t compete any longer without illegals. Trump needs to crack down on the employers who hire them so there is an even playing field for companies that don’t use illegals!!

And yet another post:

They basically destroyed the safe little town I grew up in. This town was so”Americana” that a movie “Hometown USA” was filmed there in 1979.
Little be little as the years passed, things changed. Higher Population, Higher crime. People began to lock their doors and build fences and walls around their property. And a lot of them moved away.

Everything went bilingual. Many jobs changed their job requirements from “Must have excellent English skills” to ‘Bilingual helpful” to ” Bilingual Preferred” , and then finally “Must speak fluent Spanish”

By the early to mid 2000’s – we began to see walls and building sides spray painted with gang messages. Finally the gang members in their “wife-beater” shirts, baggy black pants and tattoos were everywhere.

Crime rates continued to rise.
“Hometown USA” is now a dangerous place to be.

 

 

Here are some posts on a Breitbart article:

The other item that is not brought to light here is the fact that if you live in Calif. Az…south western states (don’t know about Florida even though we visit there at least once a year), you are at a real disadvantage if you are not bi-lingual (Spanish). A white, non-bi-lingual applicant now even in parts of Washington and Oregon, having equal job application credentials and experience will not be considered for those jobs with a Hispanic competing applicant. Reason? These states are now, also, being smothered with illegals. Our local Wal Mart now plays Mexican music and the loud speaker announcements are in Spanish as well as English. Sad state of affairs, when legal Americans have to deal with employment denial due to not speaking a foreign language in their own country. It is what it is, and it is here.

And another post:

I live in California. There is a COMPLETELY different employment scenario here and has been–FOR DECADES. All fast food restaurants here in California hire illegal adults for full-time jobs. In the past, those jobs were part-time and generally reserved for American teenagers. Many teenagers used their part time work to pay for car insurance, incidentals, and even help their parents pay bills. The American teen unemployment rate in California is in excess of 50%! It is unconscionable that this ILLEGAL ACTIVITY continues–and with the blessing of the CA State government…Absolutely deplorable!

 

Here is a post from the City Data forums:

I once met somebody in the neighborhood and after several times chatting, she started running off at the mouth,and she told me her BF was here illegally from ex-Salvador. Apparently he got deported once , got a 10 year ban and snuck back in. And of course he’s employed at a warehouse here in good ole LA county. Ex Gang member at that. Hopefully ICE takes a look and hopefully there will be a chain reaction where the employer gets scared and starts hiring people legitimately on the books. I’m sure he’s not the only illegal there.

Public Schools or Public Screwels? Part 3

I again decided to do a new page due to the length of the 2nd page seeming about as long as the first.

Here is a post from an anti-Common Core group:

“If enacted, ANSWERS would be among the most intrusive longitudinal data systems in the country – only 16 states and D.C. have such an Orwellian system. But most Alabama parents understand that the government has no right to collect highly personal data on their children, or on adults for that matter, and give it to other agencies to track their journey through the workforce and through life. It is none of the government’s business.”

“An equally fundamental, and troubling, aspect of this contemplated data repository is its adoption of the statist ‘socialization,’ workforce-development philosophy of education.”

https://truthinamericaneducation.com/privacy-issues-state-longitudinal-data-systems/alabama-workforce-data-bills-threaten-student-family-privacy/

I posted on some anti-Common Core forums the following questions:

1.) What do you hate the MOST about Common Core?
2.) How has it impacted YOU personally (or your kids, grandkids, etc)?
3.) What would you say to those who had it in their power to bring about the end of Common Core but didn’t either due to fear or due to greed or lust for power? Especially what would you say to those who didn’t act due to fear?
4.) What would you like to be done to the US Department of Education, the ESSA, the “College and Career Ready” stuff, the Social Emotional Learning, etc?
5.) What is your view on the government robbing the taxpayers via federal taxes and then using the money to bait states with Race to the Top funding and further bullying states by threatening to withdraw said funding unless they had transgender bathrooms in schools?
6.) What do you think of all the data mining, all the surveys on health, and all the forms the government gives your kids to fill out?
I got the following replies:
 1) rewriting of history & the constitution
2) had to pull my kids out of certain classes and fought with more schools & teachers than I can count
3) Grow a pair!!! It’s not about you, it’s about innocent kids
4) get rid of it!
5) unconstitutional
6) it’s illegal and goes against everything that is morally & ethically right
1. Everything
2. I never thought I’d homeschool and now I am.
3. Coward
4. Get rid of it. All of it.
5. I’ve got nothing nice to say about question 5. I think it’s better I don’t.
6. It’s very concerning. This isn’t information that our government needs… Unless for specefic purposes. None of those being good purposes.
1. I cannot name just one thing. Developmentally inappropriate expectations, no acknowledgement of differing learning styles. indoctrination towards globalism, inappropriate and invalid testing, outcome based education, inappropriate lesson content, outcome based education, data mining, texts on Chrome books, prescripted lessons – robbing teachers of creativity and personalized teaching, etcetera.
1. The strict you must do it this way. There are many ways to do things and not everyone does something the same way. This is teaching conformity.
2. I originally was homeschooling my child but then we found a stem school but this has impacted us because of transportation to and from school.
3. I would tell them they are a coward and need to start listening to the world around them.
4. I want to see more openness for the teachers to teach. Community College offered to high schoolers to start college earlier. More programs that help impoverished people.
5. This is so wrong. There are many students left behind because they can’t keep up and then the schools who can’t keep up are losing more money so they fall farther behind.
6. They have no business involved in this. Each school should make that decision. And around me they have done a good job of coming up with solution that both parties are ok with.

None of my grandkids can do math. They can’t even do basic math such as subtraction with borrowing & I’m talking 8th grade! It isn’t just them but their friends also. It’s pathetic! The history is being slanted, corrupted, just left out & ignored. I’m constantly correcting what they’ve been taught & filling in what’s left out. Cursive isn’t being taught either. Research it & see why it’s important if you don’t know. CC needs to be gotten rid of & tried & true methods & curriculums gone back to. We need to go back to what has shown positive results. The federal government needs to get out education & leave it to the states & local districts. No state wants their kids to have poor educations. The feds do NOT need to be involved. It isn’t even constitutional for them to be telling the states what/how to educate. That is the state’s responsibility
The thing I hate most is federal control over local children. It’s a race to the bottom. If children in Detroit can’t read they make all the children do extra reading. There are children in Montana who need Ag stem to run farms but because the reading scores are so low in Detroit, they have to read more in Montana (that’s a made up example but you get the point). Personally, I have a son with a gifted IQ. He was supposed to take one of those reading tests (the kid has an A in English) he says “I have a headache” the teacher says “you have to take this” he just clicked B the whole way through and the next year was put in Learn to Read class with no consideration for the fact that he is an A student. These kids work all year to earn grades and then because of that ONE test on ONE day that determines their entire next year of classes?! Even the teacher was appealing to the school board to get him out of her class. I’d like to see the DOE closed down all together. Our parents and grandparents were plenty educated and they didn’t have a DOE until 1977. Everything was local. If your town had a reading deficit, your school board addressed it, if you needed ag stem or manufacturing stem your town addressed that too. Federal level control isn’t about children, when you are trying to come up with policies that will literally apply to millions of children you can’t possibly think one policy is going to be good for all. It’s completely impractical.

Found this post on the Choose to Refuse Common Core group page:

Thoughts on this ? A friend of a friend sent to me

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Here is a post from a pro-homeschooling group:

Thank you so much for accepting me, wow what a ride. My 13 yr daughter is failing the 7th grade an her teaches just informed me she is on a reading comprehension level of a 3rd or 4th grader so my question to them was how on earth has she made it this far??? Well “no child left behind” was their response but that she would not be able to enter into the 8th grade.. so I have decided this summer when she gets out of school, I will be homeschooling her a Christian Based curriculum from that day forward she will not be back in a public school until she goes to college, any advice an prayers are greatly appreciated, I have no idea where to begin she is so far behind so I have decided to test her on 4th, 5th an 6th grade test levels hoping this will give me a good idea of how to personalize her homeschooling.. I guess my question is am I started off on the right track?? I am 1 frustrated mamma😭😱Ty all so much for having me

And here are some replies to said post:

My daughter is in 4th and I was notified at the end of last year that she is not up to par with reading comprehension either! We pulled them and are now homeschooling both 4th and 9th.. We are working on spelling with our 9th, because apparently that wasn’t important either! I was very upset. 😣 I have no advice, but I’m hoping things start to turn around for y’all! Someone had shared a site called Superteacherworksheets.com that I went ahead and joined for a year at $20. First I printed off the free ones! My 4th grader said, she enjoyed doing them today 😊 I’m hoping it’ll get her up to grade level!

I pulled my son, he had an IEP for reading but was being taught by the IEP teacher with a math degree. He would’ve been in 4th if he’d stayed in ps. He was reading almost at full 2nd grade level. We do Charlotte Mason Language Lessons. You can start at any level so I agree with you that testing is definitely a must! You get reading, writing, grammar, spelling, punctuation and comprehension all together so it’s not overwhelming. My kiddo has ADD and his patience level is extremely low! Within a couple months he was reading large print chapter books. Now he’s reading grade level books up to the 6th-8th grade range. Also, let her pick books with subjects that interest her. That at least helped us, we started with magazines and comics, I didn’t care what he was reading and was just over the moon he was taking a interest. Go to the library, bookstores, etc… Let her feel like she’s got control, that truly helps also! Good luck and you’ve got this!!!

My oldest has the same problem. Should be in 4th but in 3rd on a 2nd grade reading level yet no one did anything to help besides me. Where can I get these lessons?
I also took my oldest child out of public school when she was in 7th grade. I gave her a diagnostic test before ordering curriculum and it showed she was on 5th grade level in Math and English . So, that is where we began in our homeschooling.

I taught her year-round in those two subjects until she got caught up to normally expected grade level. It took us three years to get caught up. Despite her set backs, she graduated one year ahead of her public school peers. When she began college after homeschool/high school graduation, she was ready for all college-level courses. No remedial courses.

I took my 14 yr old daughter out of school this yr, she is in 7th grade. she was held back in preschool for speech they said she would skip young 5’s but she also did that too. not being held back or anything k-now. she tested at 5th grade math and is really struggling with it. she don’t get concepts of multiplying and division even adding with carry overs or subtracting with borrowing is sometimes hard. but instead of her getting farther behind in p.s. I see her getting better and moving forward. she lacks in handwriting, spelling and science but the more one on one I can see her work and demand better instead of it just being lost in the 35 kids that a p.s. teacher would have or just be handed a f. she gets a chance at home to fix everything and actually learn instead of just getting that bad grade.

I am 1 month into the exact same journey. Pulled my 7th grader due to writing clearly being about 4th-5th grade level. For me I found using Alpha Omega placement was a big help to place him in the Monarch curriculums. As suspected we started at level 5 for LA. The plus for personization was the rest of his courses I could place wherever I wanted them. I am using the “special projects” for now in the courses for writing opportunities and really digging in on the “how.”

We learned in KY that “NCLB” means the teachers, principal, and schools are penalized heavily if they hold a student back, so they push them through became she it comes down to teachers not being allowed to hold kids back when they need it. 🙄

We are in the same boat. Removing our son today from PS. Hes in the 6th grade,3rd grade level,IEP. Made the decision and going with it. We’ll learn as we go but its got to be better then where he is now.

Sounds like my daughter…she is 7th now heading to 8th and has a reading comprehension level of mow 6th grade but when I pulled her she was in the 6th grade with a comprehension of 2nd grade…Thw school knew something was wrong and forced her to take summer school every year to move on to the next grade…they had me get her tested for add, adhd, and autism looking ro blame one of those and I kept requesting they have her tested for dyslexia…they finally tested her at the end of 5th grade and guess what she is dyslexic. We tried a year of their special services but she hated it because all of the other dyslexic kids in her group were 2 and 3 graders. (Who the school of course tested in a timely manner unlike my daughter who I had been asking them to test since kindergarten.) The final straw for me was her end of year parent teacher conference where they all started asking about her adhd meds and why she wasn’t taking them, I was like because the doctors said she wasn’t add or adhd or anything else that needed meds and so she wasn’t on any…2 days later CPS was at my door opening an investigation because I was with holding her meds (someone at the school called them) without specifing what meds I had with held…SHE WAS NOT AND IS NOT ON ANY MEDS!!! Took them 6 months to drop the investigation and I pulled her from public school immediately. We use Dynaread.com to help with her dyslexia and she has been making huge improvements. We also have subscribed to Audible for her literature, I can download almost every book I want her to read and she can follow along in her hard copy…but I do stop her a few random times so she can show me where they are in the book so I can be sure she isn’t just holding the book up and listening to the story.

My 12 yr old has a first grade reading level… p.s. just keeps pushing him up hes in 6th grade now. My question is the same as urs… how did the PS let him get this far?? Idk how this can be allowed. Good luck. I just pulled my 8th grader. And looks like ill be pulling this one soon too
Some inappropriate subject matter is being taught in a middle school in Madison, WI:  http://eagnews.org/wi-middle-schoolers-read-sex-poems-in-spoken-word-class/

Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group.   Looks like their kid got punished for not bowing down to the whims of the Testing Consortium:

question with rewards or prizes. I opted my son out of a naep test. He came home devastated that he didn’t get a pair of ear buds. (I’ll buy him some) I remember reading that rewards can’t be withheld from a child who opted out is that correct? is it a state or national guideline?

And here is a reply to said post:

that’s even more interesting that they were gifted to kids because NAEP is a federal test. it’s called the “Nation’s Report Card”. it seems whenever the federal government wants us to do things, they bribe us. usually with money, but with 4th & 8th graders i guess it’s ear buds…

Ouija boards in kindergarten?  Yikes!   http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/02/after-kindergarten-teacher-used-ouija-board-in-class-outraged-mom-says-son-is-having-nightmares/

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

Beyond the high amount of stupidity… and I’m in high school.
nosy-big-education
 And here is another post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

A teachers way to implement Common Core behind our backs.

My 9 year old absolutley would not finish her math because she did not understand it. My 9 year old would not let her mother, a Valedictorian, assist her before she went to school with uncompleted work.

Daughters response

“My teacher says if I don’t understand it to only bring it to her. My teacher said parents don’t know how to do this so just see her about getting help”

 And here is a reply to said post:

The superintendent told me not to teach my child at home because it creates divided loyalties. I said that she is MY child. Meanwhile, the district still puts out the usual B.S. about wanting more parental involvement.

Here is a post from a New York anti-Common Core group:

My son is 6 and in first grade. In January he began a new school, and has been very stressed out. Richie went from loving school and doing great, to a poor progress report and dreading school. There’s hardly any recess!! The progress report did surprise me, and seemed a little harsh, Richie was always ahead of the class, and he just started. This school does seem more aligned with common core (for Valentine’s day there was no party, but there was themed math!)

Recently he missed a family tree project, which even that had a strict rubric. My son can’t recall doing any of the family unit in social studies (start of February), nor discussing the project. How do you deal with a child so young missing projects and units? Richie seems genuine in not knowing, and it isn’t like him to not care about school. I wrote to the teacher, who only said maybe the papers were misplaced. Thanks for any input 😀

And here are some replies to said post:
It sounds like he is in a school that is strict about common core. Talk to them about not putting too much pressure on him. He is 6 years old and they need to teach him developmentally appropriate material and it is their job not to stress out the small children in their care.
That’s how I feel. At first I wasn’t happy with my son but then I realized how ridiculous that was. In preschool Richie did a family tree in a week. This goes back a month. I’ve stalled the project because of how it’s graded, and no clear answers as to why my son missed it… Recently he was absent two days and received a pile of papers!
Many parents have had similar issues. Kids need to work at their own age appropriate pace, and work should not be sent home when they are sick.
The amount of work they cover in a day of CC is ridiculous. You can’t be out for one day because it will take two to catch up!!!
Just pull your kid from this school. Find another. Homeschooling if you must. I’m sorry if I sound impatient with public schools but the torture my son endured through the end of first grade, before we found a private school without Common Core, shames me. You won’t be sorry. Get him out!
it is bullshit as i have said the teachers the principals the parents and as i have said before the parents are stronger then they are led to believe and i must add this goes for all children what the people dont get our politicians and our own govt. is selling usa bill of goods charter schools is not he answer but people like eva moskowitz is certainly making mega bucks and the naccp are against charter schools because they are going back to the 70s the polticial world is doing exactly what they want and that is because weather your black or white our children are getting the wrong end of the stick and by dividing us is not helping our kids wake up we must fight and i do not give a damm where you live yes there are bad areas and yes those children are getting the raw end of the stick just as well in the better areas because what our polticians and business people who have become ivolved in our schools they want to become involved that is fine give us money where we can get 15 kids in a class and special need kids who needs extra things and lets get rid of charter schools common core and last but not least betsy devos must go and here we are a billionaire never worked in a school i wonder if all the politicians and our govt who have children if god for bid there children got ill who would they call a farmer or a good doctor well what every parent wants is a good teacher and get more people into the schools that need certain extra needs and not only the children the parents as well
They are setting these children up for failure, the increase in children being put on medication for inability to focus has gone up since the inception of common core, and now they are taking away diplomas for kids that struggle. I guess if they can’t get it at the same pace as everybody else or they struggle they are not worth allowing them to graduate and go on to a bright future
This is why I struggle to “punish.” On one hand, no a kid shouldn’t be forgetting hw, or whole units, but on the other they do so much work!
They complain about kids being obese and not going outside, but let me ask a question. (not to anybody specific, but to everybody) if a 3rd grader has 3 1/2 hours of homwork and gets home at 3:30 – 4pm. That 3 1/2 hours of homework brings the time to 7 -7:30pm and your gonna send them out to play at that time. Or let them play and then they will be up till 10pm doing homework?
I have heard kids in 4th and 5th grade state” I should kill myself because I am stupid. ” because they don’t understand what is being taught, and with the curriculum being paved and set the way it is, if the teacher is asked by a student to explain it again, they don’t because “sorry no time, but you can give up your lunch to maybe get the extra help, (i say maybe because a 42 min lunch period and 12 or more kids come for extra help, not everybody gets helped and then they have missed their lunch and got no help and still don’t understand it)
[child’s name withheld]’s biggest complaint is a lack of recess. It seems like anything below 45 and the kids stay in! Indoor recess is work or a movie. I can’t imagine that much homework for a 3rd grader!
Mine too, and he is now in middle school and I will tell you he hates school, doesn’t eat much, and never smiles anymore, he struggles everyday and it’s a fight to get him to do work, because he says why bother, I am gonna fail anyway. Way to go common core, way to go schools and BOE
And they wonder why there is a increase in childhood suicide, anorexia, drugs (the legal stimulants as well as the illegal stuff) and drop outs

He’s six and the teacher expects him to be responsible for writing down his homework and details of a project without checking before they leave for the day?

There should be a daily planner where all assignments are noted and the teacher reviews each one before dismissing the class. The parent should be signing off on the page every night after ensuring that everything has been done.

They are SIX!!!!

Our schools use this method from K-5, although at the higher grades the teacher doesn’t check that they wrote everything down, but if they miss turning in an assignment they make a note in the planner so the parent knows immediately.

Hmmm, what could be on these tests that schools would have kids sign forms promising not to tell their parents what’s on them, especially when the parents didn’t know about the forms:   http://www.wptv.com/news/region-st-lucie-county/students-asked-to-sign-document-not-to-talk-about-test-to-parents
Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group:

Today I am telling everyone about 2017 Utah SB 196. This bill will allow Equality Utah to distribute its literature in Utah schools legally and will allow pro-LGBTQ teachers to advocate for homosexuality in Utah Schools.

You can call your Utah House Rep. and tell him or her you are against this bill for these reasons.

http://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/SB0196.html

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools will be closed on March 8th, 2017 due to a “Day Without Women” strike among the faculty:   http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/03/class-cancelled-because-faculty-will-attend-womens-strike/

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

GRR! Just found out from my daughter that in Health class they have had someone coming in from Planned Parenthood to talk to the class! I’m sorry, but I refuse to let my daughter participate when it involves baby killers! Her health teacher will be getting a real nice email from me for sure!

An honors program at the Sam Houston State University in Texas (SHSU). is offering a scholarship of over $2000 to students who take courses on “White Privilege” and Black Lives Matter and also gives them other privileges too for taking these courses:  http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/05/college-honors-program-pays-students-to-take-white-privilege-and-blm-courses/

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

If my kids went to Alexandria City, VA schools or Chapel Hill, NC schools — I would be livid!! “A Day Without Women” — all the teachers requested the day off tomorrow, resulting in the schools closing!! Could this be any MORE political?? If they all requested the day off to go to a ball game, they would be denied. But this was approved. They should rename it “A Day Without Privileged Women,” as now working moms who cannot just take a day off must scramble to find last-minute childcare, or go a day without pay. Good job Alexandria and Chapel Hill teachers. Clearly your allegiance is to the progressive left, not the children you profess to care about.

Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group:

So I was just checking my son’s grades online, and noticed he is failing Science. I pull his complete progress report and notice there have only been two – yes two – science assignments this term. One of them is the permission slip for 5th grade maturation. He didn’t get it turned in on Friday so he got a 0 on that assignment. Is the school really allowed to give a science grade for a permission slip? I’ve never heard of such a thing, and it makes me not want to turn it in at all!

And here are some replies to said post:

Isn’t that program optional anyway??

Yes…optional! I always did one on one with my children except one….and it was VERY NICELY DONE by a woman gynecologist. Parents were invited to a night program. It was well done but I still took that daughter out for treats and a private followthrough discussion afterwards.

I would be sending an email right away. I would ask why/how a permission slip for an optional activity can be counted on a grade

He has a 100 percent on his other science assignment. He had an A and now has an F! This from a teacher who REQUIRES that each student put their name on both sides of any assignment. If they don’t do this, the assignment goes into the ‘no name’ box… Even though their name is on it! Yeah I’ll be calling the school tomorrow, I don’t think he should get a 0 and I also don’t think other children should get 100 just for turning it in!

Along the same lines, it is unjust that the kids are also graded on their parents signing those disclosures at the beginning of every year. There are a lot of them I won’t sign at all and others in my own form. Why are our kids being graded or their grades docked for their parents’ refusal to comply with the system?

Get to the principal. A teacher is really slacking off and you need to just walk in and tell him/her what happened. I have never heard of a permission slip being graded. No, no NO!! (Retired teacher)

Ive seen grades for such things before,but usually they were only worth a quarter to half an assignment grade though often than not these things were extra credit. Never have I seen something like this take up half a grade unless it was very early in a semeste, before getting more assignments

Either way, the kids shouldn’t be docked for their parents’ assignments.

I homeschool my kids, but when I did not, I had 3 notes every day coming home. It was ridiculous. I felt like I had a half hour to an hour of homework, just for myself, every night. When my kids did not get notes signed and taken back th next day, my child would miss recess. This was in elementary school.

Sigh. So messed up!

I am glad that as a homeschool mom, I do not have to do this!

My daughter got a 0 because I couldn’t “volunteer” X amount of hours for her, my daughter was my oldest I had 4 boys after (and another baby) spread 17 years apart. We home schooled the elementary kids. I didn’t bother with the principal I went straight to the superintendent. My daughter could NOT receive a 0 according to MY efforts, and I was reprimanded by the principal for going above his head and was told next time not to call the superintendent’s office. I immediately called the super’s office and told him what I had been told, he said call anytime I felt like I needed to. Well, needless to say I never needed to call again 😉 and she had that class all 4 years. **moral of the story – you are the only voice for your child, do what you have to and don’t take their bull. **

That moment you realize how much of the school experience is about conditioning kids to comply unquestioning with authority…

Really it is time for parents to get their kids out of these schools. Form community groups and start educating your kids at home. Working together you can make it happen. I recommend Freedom Project Academy.

Here is a post from a Texas anti-Common Core group:

Just reviewed one of the major history exams. A third of it is about Islam and Syrian refugees. Seriously and nothing about America. Now this pisses me off! What a disgrace! You truly believe the republicans in the Texas house and Senate stand on their beliefs. Give me a break. All pushing the indoctrination of our children. Their lying to you.

Here is a post from an anti-Common Core group:

Well something new for me to research…alarm bells went off in my head when I saw in the principal’s weekly letter the “exciting news” that next year our school will be piloting a “standards based report card.” I’m curious to hear if anyone has had experience with this?

And here are some replies to said post:

It was so bad at our high school they quit at semester. It was basically what the teacher thought of you. There was no ruberic and the teachers couldn’t even tell you where her grade was until semester. I actually had one teacher tell me she was getting a b because she thought my daughter tried hard. Grades on assignments didn’t matter. It was a mess.

We have had one at the elementary level for a few years. It is a disaster, 4 pages long, not parent friendly, confusing, tedious to fill out and try to understand, a really bad idea!

My son’s elementary school does something similar to this until 4th grade. I thought he did really well until this year. All Fs and I can’t get the school to help him. He’s on an IEP and I worry daily that he will fall behind and be forgotten.

My middle daughter was doing 8th grade math in 5th grade…and she told she was just meeting standards. This system is not usable by most administrators, teacher or parents. There is extreme manipulation – as an attempt to show “growth” by the end of the year. It’s garbage.

One of our local high schools used some alternative grading. This kids who busted it and turned in projects on time received equal or less grades than those who slacked and turned them in late. Maybe the slackers had more time to research? Who knows? I know the ones who turned them in on time were not happy.

Here is another post from said anti-Common Core group:

I refused naep testing for my son by submitting a written letter to the school. My son just informed me they are giving him a test anyway his teachers said it’s a ‘fake’ test and extra homework. His teacher singled him out and told him he is the only student in his class not taking the exam. Thoughts?

And here are some replies to said post:

I would be down at that school first thing tomorrow to reinforce that I was the parent and my letter said NO NAEP. How dare they?!

He said it’s a fake test. I said you aren’t taking any test that day and that I had sent in a letter and his teacher said he has to take a ‘fake’ test since he wasn’t participating naep testing.

Pull him from school that day.

thats what I did when they said I wasn’t “allowed” to refuse the leap test…pulled her from school for the week, wrote to everyone from the school to the school board, then she homeschooled this year

Update: my son came home from school today and said tom during naep testing he will be given computer test while the other students are taking he naep and that people will be in the classroom besides his normal teachers observing. When I called the school to find out protocol for him they said to call in the am they weren’t sure. I’m keeping him home.

And here is yet another post from said group:

Are we as parents not given the option to opt out of ELA and Math Assessments? This is what I found online regarding state testing so I’m confused and still learning. Grateful for this group. “Federal law and the New York State Education Department requires all students to participate in the 3-8 NYS ELA and Math Assessments as part of the core academic program. There is no provision in statute or regulation allowing parents to opt their children out of state tests.”

And here are some replies to said post:

It depends on the state they were in. Utah does allow parents to opt out. But not every state does. Just have them skip school the days of testing.

Yeah. I’m glad to be in Utah. I’ve also taught my daughter what to watch for and to refuse to do it – even if it means she has to go to the Principals office and call me. Can never be to safe. The scary part is they adapting these tests to be happening in everyday education. It will be an integrated part of their everyday learning. 😦

I kept my daughter home also, when they said she’ll have to take the make up I said then she’ll be out two weeks and tried to threaten me with failure due to absences… I told them I’d send that threat to a lawyer, she never heard anything about a make up test

You cannot ‘opt out’ you have to REFUSE the testing. Semantics I know but that’s the way they want to play the game

Looks like the state of West Virginia is endangering homeschooling:  http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/proposed-wv-bill-would-make-homeschooling-abuse-link-to-rep-contact/

Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group:

Results of testing young children are SO BOGUS. If we put ANY relevance on testing them with computers we are badly off base. I retired. Then I signed up to teach early morning orchestra at a school in the same district. 45 minutes twice a week, then I went to use the super MAC Computers in the massive lab. Pretty high class neighborhood but that doesn’t matter…..here is what happened in reality during SAGE TESTING: Two teachers both in one corner helping SPED students try to read and type. Lab aide in back getting materials ready for next class at her desk. (I stayed EVERY DAY I TAUGHT…2X A WEEK…and observed) The students are left to read and mark answers on their own. Even if told to raise their hand, nobody is paying attention, so they give up holding up their hand. Most just would click any answer. I would see them helping each other, reading for one another, giving answers to each other (sometimes wrong answers…) and peeking around carrels to see what other kids are answering or how far along they are. Rarely is any teacher (except me…) watching the whole class or monitoring. In the few times they ARE, they would keep kids on track better. But I got to hear what they said out of earshot of the teachers. Like: Who can get hold of a jump-rope first. Like: recess is only 5 minutes away and if we don’t finish we don’t get recess! So.. Let’s hurry and finish….questions not even read. Answers clicked to the finish line without a care whether they are right or not….
So is it any wonder we are testing poorly in America? Or maybe we are NOT testing poorly because WE GUESSED LUCKY! That is the real scenario of sitting kids in a computer lab with too many questions and not enough activity at an inappropriate age. It is utterly wasted, useless time spent getting false statistics that the many idiots in upper education solemnly base their data, procedures, and appalling conclusions of “education today.” They are the ones to blame in the first place…taking students away from lessons and teachers. Testing should be short, verbal, random and not be the entire basis for grading knowledge and retention. Kids get blocks during testing .. Even oral testing.

Here is a post from the Utah anti-Common Core group:

This is my first year with a jr high student. In elementary school, when SAGE testing was done, I would pull my child out or they would allow them to work on other assignments. But this year, in jr high, I’m being told she has to take a written test. Can anyone fill me in on this? Sounds like a back door to the opt out.

And here are some replies to said post:

i would ask 2 questions:
(1) where are the questions for the written test coming from? from the SAGE Formative system (learning point navigator) or are they written by the teacher?
(2) will she be graded on it?

if the questions are coming from SAGE Formative i would still have concerns because SAGE Formative is part of the opt out (even if it’s in written form).
she shouldn’t be graded on her written test because the students taking SAGE aren’t graded on their test.

Thank you. I thought, surely they aren’t trying to trick students who opted out to still take the SAGE test…..but I was wrong. My 12 yr old will be happy to know she gets to sleep in for a couple days later this month (its her 1st period class). Thank you for replying.

The written test is still part of sage. I think it’s a way around to get the opted out kids to actually take it. 😬 Pull your kid out at those times if you can. At the end of the year when all they did was make up work, my sons teacher gave him a “make up test.” When he got the test my son said, “isn’t this sage?” She got a little irritated and said, “just put it on my desk then!”

I asked and you are right. It is just the written version. Clearly, these teacher don’t really understand why people opt out. (Self imposed ignorance in most cases, I’m sure.) Or maybe they are pressured to do it? Who knows.

I wonder if they’re pressured. She seemed upset about it, which is weird. Why would she be? Since it doesn’t go on their grade it shouldn’t bother her whether my son took it or not. Lol. I’m glad you got answers though.

The evil publishing company Pearson is spying on social media accounts of students in regards to information on the PARRC testing:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/15/superintendent-confirms-common-cores-pearson-spying-on-kids-social-media-accounts/

Here is a post from the Utah anti-Common Core forum:

We are heading out to sign our child up for kindergarten. What are some questions concerns or comments that any of you recommend us to discuss with the administration to let them know we aren’t interested in any Common Core curriculum?

And here are some replies to said post:

I have fought this system with my kids’ schools since they implemented it n 2010. There were ways around it while still keeping them in the public school system. Every year, they’d legislate us out of the loopholes I’d found the previous year. At this point, with their stealth, imbedded testing and ‘written tests’ in place of sage tests, which are the same thing and collect the same data, and with the way they mix and mingle every topic into each other, each one laced with liberal propaganda, Marxist, Socialist indoctrination, race and wage-baiting, gender confusion, sexualization of children, Agenda 21, pro-Humanist and Islamic religion-tainted, anti-Christian agenda nonsense, there is no longer any way to protect your kid in the public school system OR to ensure them an actual, decent education. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest exit.

Yes! I agree 100%!

Spot on

So people that are still trying to opt their kids out of the testing and so on aren’t really doing any good now?

Opting your kids out of the tests is essential. If enough parents do it, their testing system will collapse and they’ll have no choice but to officially declare it ‘invalid,’ although it already is without the official recognition. However, they are still collecting the data points and sharing it with whomever AIR deems worthy without parental knowledge or consent. So, no, SAGE testing is not the biggest issue anymore, although it’s still important to opt out. There’s no reason to hand them the data without a fight.

And I thought certain states were able to get away from it?

Only on the surface. What they’re finding is that the feds have a chokehold on this issue and they’re not being ‘allowed’ to get away from Common Core without financial repercussions, which no one, so far, has been willing to lose. So, what’s actually been happening is that states are re-branding their curriculum, changing a sentence or two, re-naming it and selling it back to the public as ‘not Common Core.’ Rest assured, it’s still Common Core. I don’t know of a single state that’s successfully unentwined itself, yet.

Everyone in Utah’s Ed Establishment and govt says ‘we don’t have Common Core, we have Utah Core.’ But English is word for word except cursive and math just got some very minor revisions. But the same…

So you parents that still have kids in public school what is the answer. Homeschooling for us would not work right now. All I see as an answer is an expensive private school.

even the private schools are turning to common core. My kids are in Public schools. My best advice is to be all in. If you are going to send them to school make sure you know what is going on in their classes and be involved. Read minutes from school board meetings if you can’t attend and try to keep up on things as much as possible.

Teach carefully at home. If your kid is okay with it, don’t be afraid to send them back with no homework done (part of common core is serious homework every day). And make sure your kids are well taught early who they are and what they believe, so when they encounter contradictory infornation, they already have another pov, and know they can ask you. Whether you are officially homeschooling or not, you will have to spend some time homeschooling your kids to keep them safe from indoctrination and teach them how to think for themselves.

It’s tricky, too, because a lot of schools SAY they value parental input, but when it comes down to it, they still do what they think. I call them “parent handlers.” Grrr. If you qualify for an iep, get one. Yes, there is risk of labeling, and a long history of the disability, but as a parent with an iep child you have more leverage.

I have 3 kids in Elementary and we fight common core stuff daily. The biggest benefit I have found is being a very involved parent. Be in the classroom, look at every worksheet that comes home, talk about what your child learned. At my kids school, Davis district, after 3rd grade they have 1:1 computers so much of the work is completed on the computers and I don’t see much coming home. The whole state is slowly moving toward this route and my kids school was selected to pilot the program. My oldest knows how to work a computer and emails me things occasionally and I try to have my kids login to the computer programs so I can see what they are doing. I’m frustrated because over the last 8 years, 3 of which I was teaching for, I’ve slowly been kicked out as a parent in my children’s education. When I expressed concern to the principal he said I wouldn’t be seeing much come home anymore which makes I it difficult to help kids that struggle, or even to discuss what is happening in school. The biggest piece of advice I could give about sending your kids to school is just be involved. Look at the standards, know what they will be teaching about when and talk about it at the dinner table.

It is a tough thing to navigate. As stated you can’t avoid all of it. I would say to watch the online programs they use. Our school uses Waterford. It is a free program for kinders. Keep in mind that the standards are sometimes unreasonable. Don’t make a big deal if they tell you your child is behind. Reading is normal between the ages of 4 and 7. You can limit computer exposure and tell them how much your child can have. Don’t focus on the grade, just how much your child has learned. Volunteer in the class and be up front with the teacher.

I am in a similar position here in PA. My son is in kindergarten and has a wonderful (and conservative) teacher. However, the curriculum and Common Core makes me batty. He is already learning things I find age-inappropriate. Talking to the administration really doesn’t change anything. I get lip service and the “we have always done this” response. We live in a rural area, so there aren’t really any homeschool co-ops and my son ADORES school. He would be heartbroken if I pulled him.

I am not loaded. I work part time and home school 3 of my kids. I make it fit my schedule. We downsized and now,we are free to spend quality time with our kids teaching them what matters most. They do! Not money, not big houses, not loads of things, nice cars or our careers. It is a mindset and requires a paradigm shift to be willing to change. So many people i know nowadays either choose self reliance or big government. I choose self reliance because in the end that is what matters most. The government does not give a crap about you or your kids. Once you cut yourself off, it is very freeing.

The elite are going to damage everything. In 1990, Sweden went to a voucher system. Now all schools, including private, are funded and controlled by the government and everyone has to take the same tests. The New American says it is a fascist system.

I am not loaded. I homeschool 6 kids. It is expensive for books and supplies and classes which I hire people to teach. Truly, we make huge sacrifices. I sacrifice my time like crazy. It is hard work. I have to make more food from scratch. We shop at the Deseret Industries and take hand-me downs from everybody. We use a garden.

For liberty and God and Jesus Christ, it is worth it.

When you send your kindergarten child to school, don’t forget us, the people who told you about homeschooling. It is not impossible like you think it is.

Remember us and come back on and ask. You will surely end up homeschooling. I bet your bottom dollar you will. It is worse than you think. You will see that it is. You will be apalled. Kindergarten is not a garden of play. There is no time for play anymore. Kindergarten is a bootcamp for slavery under the NWO. Your child will lose happiness and joy. You will see it slip away slowly.

When that happens, do not forget that homeschooling is there and available.

It is worth the sacrifice. You love your child.

Here is another post from the Utah anti-Common Core group:

I see from your other posts that you are pro-vouchers. If you want to ask me questions, I know exactly why vouchers are bad. I will tell you right now. The voucher system is a fascist idea. Fascism is a form of Government wherein small businesses are controlled by the government. The voucher plan is all about this. It will appear to be grand. People will be very happy. The low income families (that is what Secretary DeVos and Pres. Trump specified) will get federal money to educate each child in a homeschool or a private school. I am sure many homeschooling parents will jump right on, to the detriment of our entire system of liberty in the U.S. The Taxpayers of the U.S. will have an outcry, causing standards to be applied to private schools and homeschool families as well. They will make sure you are not teaching religion in your homeschool. They will make sure private schools are not teaching religion, either. You will get visits from people coming to check on you at your house. They will know what books and dvd’s you use. They will want to know what curricula you use. If you make your own lesson plans, they will want them written so that they can decide whether to approve them. Every child will be receiving the government indoctrination. Vouchers are NOT a good thing. I will not be accepting government money for my homeschool. Even then, because private schools and homeschool families will have accepted the money, the laws about homeschooling and what we teach and how we teach it (and the tests) will all come crashing down on even me and my homeschool. We will have a fascist nation.

A California elementary school has banned the game of tag:  http://theresurgent.com/california-elementary-school-bans-tag-yes-tag/?utm_content=buffer5392e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Here is a post from a Nevada anti-Common Core group:

So in CCSD, 5th grade is scheduled for SBAC May 15-26. I just was just told by Assistant Principal that there is no opting out, it’s a state requirement.

And here are some replies to said post:

Wrong, lie

There is also an interim test, at least last year there was about a month prior. I didn’t use any form for that one, I informed teacher that if they had no work to give during the interim testing, I would keep my son home. They provided him with work. He is in CCSD too, 5th grade last year.

Yeah my daughter told me they started preparing this week- that’s the only way I knew.

I will still notify the teacher regarding all the practice tests – at this point, I’ll send the form certified mail return receipt….and we’ll go from there.

I have to call my son’s school, he has no clue if there are interim tests. I don’t like calling, all the bologna.

And for the record, Principal at my son’s school said if he didn’t take test, he wouldn’t be able to be placed in classes for 6th grade – another fib. You would not be the 1st to be given misinformation. 🙄

Sad but true!

My step daughter came home telling us how kids were crying from being forced to sit.; and being denied bathroom breaks until the tests were done. So now I save up my vacation time because my kids won’t be tortured like that.

My sons charter school forced my son to take it. I turned in an opt out form and was led to believe everything was fine until last week on Monday with my son called me and told me he was going into testing and they were making him take it. Neither the principal nor the Vice Principal return my phone calls. I’m still beyond livid 😡

This has to be illegal. Doesn’t federal law supercede state? Surely CCSD can’t pick and choose, legally. Something needs to be done – yes common core is ridiculous but this is becoming more than being solely about that

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

My daughter is a freshman. I’ve opted her out of common core testing previously but this year they’re telling me if I opt her out she will have a hard path to follow in order to be able to graduate. What should I do? Is their a possibility common core qualifications to graduate based on this testing will change soon?

And here are some replies to said post:

My son came home last week and told me that he was told if he doesn’t take the PARCC test next year he isn’t allowed French , which he wants (or any elective) that he must take labs?? Looks like another phone call to guidance to see what is going on.

In Georgia, you can not “opt out” in High School as the test accounts for 20-30% of their class grade. Not taking it and dramatically dropping your score will decrease your GPA and ultimately hinder your college choices.

Tired?  Southern Illinois University is holding “nap ins” so that students can “dream of diversity”: http://thefederalistpapers.org/political-cartoon/brutal-cartoon-shows-what-colleges-are-really-doing-to-students-these-days

A public school in PA is forcing a bunch of boys to dress with a girl who pretends to be a boy (what the Left calls “transgender”) and told them to make it as “natural” as possible:

https://www.toddstarnes.com/column/school-orders-boy-to-tolerate-undressing-with-girl-and-make-it-natural

Here is a post from an Ohio anti-Common Core group:

So, this letter was sent home with my son on Tuesday. They can’t be serious! We are not allowed to make doctor appointments for 5 weeks! Surely the children are not going to be tested every day for 5 weeks!

mean test form

Here is a post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core FB group:

My heart breaks with what our children go through at school. Michael is being bullied at school. It primarily happens at recess. He is called vulgar names, hit, and something called trucking done to him. He says he tries to stay away from the perpetrators, but it doesn’t work. Even the teachers send him away, when he goes to them for help. I know they are busy with other kids. It is hard for Michael to understand why they turn him away. The school has done little to stop this. In fact, one special needs student was removed from the school by his parents for bullying. The school would not even consent to a change of classrooms. He comes home angry, upset, and depressed. I wish beyond grief that I could homeschool my kids and not have to work. It tears my heart out.

And here are some replies to said post:

Hard is life when decision is involved and it’s not the one we want. It’s your kids don’t let another day go by till it’s set right go to his school watch photo vidio and if necessary go kick some child ass but don’t let it happen another day

keep him home, report to the school board, and tell them you will press charges against the administrators and teachers, and the school board if they do not take this seriously. If he is special needs, you may be able to compel them to tutor him….God bless you guys

Yes. Please be his complete advocate! Or you may end up with something as horrible as suicide.

twenty years ago, I had to refuse to send my handicapped daughter to school when they refused to address her being inappropriately touched by an aide. They brought her into the school counselor’s office, and both the aide and the counselor tried to convince her she was just grieving for our neighbor recently deceased. I knew nothing about it, until we were out a few days later…and she brutally attacked me. After that, it all came out from her. Took her to school the next day, demanded to see the counselor who tried to brush it off. Took her home, and informed the school she was NOT coming back there as she could not feel safe (I was scared I would get in trouble, but said fk it anyways. They had to provide an education for her, so they had to get a tutor.

Go to school with your son, have him point out the bully’s, take their pictures. Take pictures of the teachers, ( screw them saying they are busy, he is their job), report to superintendent. If no response contact lawyer, after moving your child. He has to know you have done everything you can. I have gone right to kid homes with my child and trust me, parents have no defense when you have your child there pointing at their brat. Honestly, most parents want their kids to act correctly and with compassion , otherwise, kick the parents a—.

back to grandson. had one they humiliated daily. called principal who got smart with me and flippant. said, well things like that happen, and I answered, so did columbine… she stopped it. called students into office and threatened them to expell and call parents. it all stopped. bullies need their butts whipped by a strong parent but school needs to step in. if your child is being treated like this, you can bet others are too. threaten to close the school down, get a group. ask your child what other children are being treated like this. do something. there is power in one and when others see you stand, they will stand too. I can only encourage you, this is not a new thing.

My daughter’s last 4 years of school were the most horrific time in her life. It definitely changed her. We went to the school officials and got 0 help. Her car was vandalized and later rammed by some of these ANIMALS, (just a couple examples) We tried reaching out to the parents and were treated like we were NOTHING, and our daughter meant absolutely nothing to them. I still feel rage. It’s been 5 years since graduation. It is way past time for parents to DEMAND change. If I had it to do again, you can bet I would handle it differently. My heart goes out to you and your Son. Whatever it takes GET HIM OUT of that situation. Prayers for both of you.

We really need to expose the schools for what they are. The anti-bullying campaign was never about real bullying. All the talk about zero tolerance, yada, yada, yada. The movement was always about shutting down free speech on opinions that disagree with the state’s liberal and immoral agenda by calling such divergence bullying. But a start would be to expose what the policy is NOT about: bullying.

exactly what my daughter is going through. They just tell her go play with the other kids. It doesn’t always help when they seak her out to tell her “I don’t like you”. One child was giving her indian rug burns and pushing her and and tripping her repeatedly.

I was a Teacher’s aid for years and it’s not that easy. kids don’t act like that because of years of guidance from their loving families. They are like that because of parents who don’t care to instill morals and discipline and guidance. Talking to them about lil Johnny’s behavior is like talking to a wall. You hear the “not MY kid and what did THEY do to make him act that way “or if they are of a different race than the victim it’s the race card or they just flat out blow you off. Raising a decent kid requires good parenting as well as other adults in authority reinforcing good behavior. When they fail to do their job and even put the kid at risk it’s time for another course of action

You need to raise hell, sue the school district. To bad we live in an age where they want our children to “tolerate” what is happening. When we were young, we were taught to stand up to bullies, now they want our children to be pussies. You need to fight for your child, or this will haunt you, and your child for the rest of your lives.

I find it thought provoking how their slogans are “no violence is tolerated”…yet continue to allow kids to be picked on then punish the kids if they fight back or retaliate.

Here is another post from the Choose to Refuse Common Core group:

I have a question, I refused the state testing for my child and sent in the refusal letter. In his folder I found a Common core testing sheet for ELA. He told me it was a practice test that they were told they had to do even they weren’t taking the test. I thought when I opt him out I also opt out of practice materials also.

Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group:

Everyone, please call the governor’s office this morning (801-538-1000) and ask him to sign HB 136, Board of Education Revisions. We need to counter those who are pressuring him not to sign the bill. This is the bill that lets the state board reject federal mandates.

Watch out Utah, the governor caved and now they can push the Gay Agenda in Utah schools:  http://fox13now.com/2017/03/20/utah-governor-repeals-law-forbidding-promotion-of-homosexuality-in-schools/amp/

Here is a post from the Utah anti-Common Core group that underscores my point as to why “school choice” as it is is a bad idea as it just extends federal control:

“Vouchers threaten the autonomy of Catholic schools…. At least two schools had already purchased books and were told to use different ones, or they would lose their accreditation from the state as well as voucher money.
“In March of 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court made it clear that private schools are subject to government regulations if they enroll students with government money.”

http://iaheaction.net/parental-observations-regarding-their-voucher-accepting-school/

Here is another post from the Utah anti-Common Core group:

Sadly, YOUR children might be being taught that our Constitution is disposable.
Via Karla Ritzen:
Oh my, please don’t my friends report me on Facebook because snowflakes will cause me the loss of my job…
Doing a government simulation today, all three teachers in one room. 70 + kids. We had the 9 Supreme Court justices explain the bill of rights to the class. Well, we got into a heated discussion in EVERY PERIOD about the 4th amendment! Because I believe that what is being done to us at the airports COMPLETELY VIOLATES the 4th amendment! They dont have a right to rifle through my luggage, which has happened twice. They don’t have a right to stick their gloved hands down my buttcrack which has happened once in front of my very frightened 12 year old son!!! You have to have PROBABLE CLAUSE! And even when you have probable clause, you need a judge’s warrant to search my suitcase!!!! The two other teachers disagree with me and shared their arguments about “it’s keeping us safe!” “The country that gives up its freedom in order to keep its safety, deserves neither! Roughly the quote of Franklin! The sad part for me was that NONE OF THE KIDS AGREED WITH ME! I actually had kids ask me, ” what if your family member got killed by someone because there were no checks?” I said, “do nt even go there with me because my son signed up to die for that beautiful document and went to war twice to protect it! And I would rather die than give up my freedom. So would he!” If the airport situation is ok, then the next terrorist who strikes a Kroger store will now dictate that we have to be checked before going to the grocery store!!!! I am just sad today because I am a teacher who TEACHES THE CONSTITUTION! My partner teachers actually said that because of 9/11, common sense tells us that the 4th amendment shouldn’t matter because it’s about our safety! STUDENTS CHEERED!!!!! I wanted to cry!!!! Then I said, “because of your logic, if there is a terrorist attack at Kroger tomorrow, then we will have to now rifle through everyone’s purse who goes to Kroger! Where does it stop? I even told them that ONE TIME I gave them probable cause to search my luggage. I missed my flight, had to take a later flight, but my suitcase made the first flight. It was sitting at the airport for 5 hours . That is a REASON AND A PROBABLE CAUSE but they still need a WARRANT! We have pissed on the 4th amendment due to our “safety.” sad thing is… Kids think that’s all ok! Sorry for the long rant!

Disagree with a school’s ADHD diagnosis of your kids and lose all seven of them to CPS:  http://medicalkidnap.com/2017/03/21/ohio-parents-disagree-with-school-over-adhd-diagnosis-lose-7-year-old-son-to-cps/

Exposing the “the United States is overpopulated” myth

The Left and others like to claim that the United States is overpopulated.   I cannot find that to be true.    The sustainable fertility rate is about 2.1 or 2.0 children/woman.   In the US, our rate is about 1.87 children/woman.   That means that we’d need some kind of immigration to keep us from dying out.  (On the other hand, I don’t think we’re so low that we can’t get it back up to where we don’t need to rely on immigration to keep from dying out.)

Meanwhile, the actual world fertility rate is about 2.42 children/woman..   The fertility rate of the European Union is 1.61 children/woman.

Also, here are the fertility rates of the third world countries where refugees and illegals come from:

Afghanistan:  5.22 children/woman.

Egypt   3.53 children/woman

Guatemala:  2.83 children/woman

Iraq:  4.06 children/woman

Mexico:  2.25 children/woman

Syria:  2.55 children/woman

 

Now can you see why they’d want us to decrease our population while bringing in immigrants (legal or otherwise) and refugees from the third world?

Incidentally, or not, Planned Parenthood, America’s biggest abortion provider, is for illegal immigration.   Also, incidentally, or not, the “climate change” movement whines about how the “rising population” of the USA, etc, is damaging the environment.    Of course, they would suggest that we’re overpopulated.   (And they have.)    And the federal government wants to control our healthcare.   And, some are pushing right to die to help get rid of elderly too.     See a pattern here?

There is this claim that we have too many people for too few jobs.   The two few jobs argument is true, but not the “too many people” one.    But if we DID have too many people, why does Big Government and Big Business claim that we have a “skills shortage” and need to bring in more people from Indian, etc, but we “cannot find” qualified help here?

Also, if, as they might claim, it’s our education system that’s the problem, why are a lot of guys who whine about a “skills shortage” pushing the Common Core standards that are making the nation stupider?   Also, is it true that illegal immigrants are doing “jobs Americans don’t want to do” or is it possible that they intend to bring up the labor supply thus bringing down wages to third world levels while bringing in more third worlders and also causing more and more Americans to have to rely on the federal government to exist?

 

Various Leftists and Corporatists Who Hate Good Policy, People, and Causes Part 2

Opponents of Trump Repealing Obama’s school transgender bathroom mandate

Apple

Google

Salesforce

IBM

Microsoft

Intel

Facebook

Yahoo

Tumblr

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey

SurveyMonkey

Adobe

Source:  https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/tech-companies-trump-transgender-school-guidelines/

Airbnb

Lyft

Uber

Source: http://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/tech-brands-issue-statements-opposing-trumps-decision-to-roll-back-transgender-protections/

Kate’s Law Opponents

American Civil Liberties Union
Bread for the World
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
Church of Scientology National Affairs Office
Drug Policy Alliance
DC Reentry Task Force
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
FAMM
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Grassroots Leadership
Human Rights Watch
Interfaith Action for Human Rights
Justice Strategies
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Council of Churches, USA
National Council of Jewish Women
National Religious Campaign Against Torture
StoptheDrugWar.org
The Constitution Project
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society

Source:  https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/s_2193_opposition_letter_july_2016.pdf

National Organizations
32BJ SEIU
Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
AFL-CIO
Alianza Americas
Alliance for Citizenship
America’s Voice
American Civil Liberties Union
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA)
ASISTA Immigration Assistance
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
Center for New Community
Center for Popular Democracy
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Refugee & Immigration Ministries
CLUB SAN RAFAEL
Detention Watch Network
Enlace
Families for Freedom
Farmworker Justice
Franciscan Action Network
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Georgia Detention Watch
HIAS
Immigrant Defense Project
Immigrant Justice Corps
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Irish Apostolate USA
Jobs With Justice
Justice Strategies
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
Latin America Working Group
Latino Commission on AIDS
Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez
League of United Latin American Citizens
Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office
Mi Familia Vota
Mijente
NAPAWF San Diego Chapter
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON)
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Immigrant Justice Center
National Immigration Forum
National Immigration Law Center
National Immigration Project of the NLG
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
New York Immigration Coalition
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
Office of Social Justice, Christian Reformed Church in North America
People For the American Way
Project South
Red Mexicana
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
Salvadoran American National Network (SANN)
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
The United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society
United We Dream
UURISE – Unitarian Universalist Refugee & Immigrant Services & Education
Voto Latino
We Belong Together
State Organizations
American Gateways
Arkansas United Community Coalition
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA
Asian Law Alliance
Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council
ASPIRE
Biesenthal & Gray, LLC
CARECEN-DC
Casa Club Yuriria Cgicago
Casa Latina
Casa Michoacan
Casa San Jose
Central American Resource Center-LA
Central Ohio Worker Center
CiRA
Club Francisco Villa
Clubes Michoacanos Unidos en Illinois
Coalition for Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Coalition of Latino Leaders-CLILA
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Colorado People’s Alliance
Connecticut Students for a Dream
Connecticut Working Families Party
Dolores Street Community Services
Dream Team Los Angeles
El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos
El Centro Hispano, Inc.
Employee Rights Center
Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy
Florida Coastal Law School Immigrant and Human Rights Clinic
Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc. (FLIC)
Friends of Broward Detainees
Friends of Farmworkers, Inc.
Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights
Grupo de Apoyo e Integracion Hispanoamericano
Her Justice
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Immigrant Law Group
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
Immigrant Youth Coalition
Immigration and Refugee Task Force, Unitarian Society of New Haven
Immigration Center for Women and Children
Inland Empire – Immigrant Youth Coalition (IEIYC)
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice – Oregon
Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Jean Silk
Junta for Progressive Action
Juntos
Justice for Our Neighbors West Michigan
Kentucky Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Korean American Resource and Cultural Center
Korean Resource Center
Latino Advocacy Foundation of Fairfield County
Make the Road Pa
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Michigan United
Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
MMG Law LLC
National Lawyers Guild – Los Angeles
New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice
New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice
New Orleans’ Congress of Day Laborers
New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia
NHW
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
OneAmerica
Orange County Immigrant Youth United
Pangea Legal Services
PASO – West Suburban Action Project
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
Promise Arizona
Public Counsel
Racial Justice Action Center
Renato Muguerza
San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium
Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN)
Silicon Valley De-Bug
Social Justice Collaborative
Sojourner House
South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice
Southeast Immigrant Rights Network
Stop the Checkpoints
Street Level Health Project
SURJ – New Haven
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
The Farmworker Association of Florida, Inc
The Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad, PC
TODEC Legal Center
UACT
UFW Foundation
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
United Action Connecticut
University of California, Berkeley Black Student Union
University of San Francisco School of Law Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic
Unlocal, Inc
VietLEAD
Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights
Voces de la Frontera
WeCount!
Worker Justice Center of New York, Inc

Source:  http://www.aila.org/advo-media/aila-correspondence/2016/sign-on-letter-urging-sens-to-oppose-s-3100-s-2193

Mike Flynn Opponents

American Family Voices
American Friends Service Committee
American Values Network
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Americans for Peace Now
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA
Brave New Films
Brooklyn For Peace
Campaign for America’s Future
Center for International Policy
Center of Concern
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Refugee & Immigration Ministries
Church World Service
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
Demand Progress
Desis Rising Up and Moving
Disciples Center for Public Witness
Disciples Home Missions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Florida Council of Churches
Franciscan Action Network
Global Zero
J Street
Just Foreign Policy
Military Religious Freedom Foundation

MoveOn.org
National Council of Jewish Women
National Immigration Law Center
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
NIAC Action
Nonviolence International
Pax Christi International
Pax Christi USA
Peace Action
Peace Action Bay Ridge
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Rachel Carson Council
Sojourners
South Asian Network (SAN)
Syrian Community Network
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
The New American Leaders Project
U.S. Labor Against the War
Unitarian Universalist Association
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
United Church of Christ
Veterans For Peace
VoteVets
Washington Defender Association
Western States Legal Foundation
Win Without War
Women’s Action for New Directions