Public Schools or Public Screwels? Part 11

anti-common core part 11

I’ve decided to make a  part 11.

Now Parkland Schools are harassing an anti-gun control student for tweets he made of going to the gun range with his father:  https://www.dailywire.com/news/29790/breaking-anti-gun-control-parkland-survivor-kyle-daily-wire

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

Hey ya’ll! My friend was told by the Principal that she could opt her son out of Sage but it would effect his grade and they would find something harder for him to do. They opted another son of hers last year and they did give them harder stuff. So my questions are, what are her options? Should she report this principal? Where is the law that states no penalties? Where can she get her own form to opt out?

He made her feel really guilty saying “it’s your choice, it’s your choice. But it’s good practice for the act”

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And here are some replies to said post:

This principal is a “BULLY” he needs to be gone!

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yes and no. It could just be a misunderstanding 😬. I doubt it. But I don’t want anyone to lose their jobs. Just corrected.

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yes I understand but experiences go far past this and I’ve been to the District and nothing changes.

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You should be able to find the opt out form online at the Utah state education website. Sage is not required. Have her sign the paper and turn it in. Then if he continues to be annoying just have her check her child out whenever there is a test.

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Illegal! Illegal! Illegal! Tell her to contact the assessment director or the superintendant.

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If you message me and tell me the school district, I can help you find your first point of contact.

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Emery County School District

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These decisions belong 100% to the parents, not the principal at a government school. Tell your friend to go in and ask this principal if they can sit down and review this test together so she can see if it’s appropriate for her student. He will tell her that no one, including himself is allowed to see the questions. So how does he know if it’s a good practice for the ACT?… They should not be administering tests that they cannot see the questions to. If they want to administer an alternative test, have her ask to review that one as well. Opting out of SAGE testing cannot affect their grade.

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She’s kinda nervous to report him bc it’s a small community and her son is in sports. Can it be anonymous?
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Doing what she feels is best for her child is always the right decision. If she’s already talked to them then they’ll most likely know it’s her. If I was her I would go in and sit down and explain that as the parent she will not be allowing her student to take this test, and she would appreciate it if they would kindly respect her parental rights and wishes for her child. I would respect a parent more if they came in and were kind but very straight forward about what they wanted for their child.
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I have had the same experiences. Will you please PM me the principals name?
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Here is a post  from Alice Linahan:

This should be of great concern to ALL Texas Parents.

“The State Board of Education will now require the use of machine-readable curriculum standards when publishers create new high school reading language arts instructional material. This is the first step towards requiring interoperability.”https://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/News_and_Multimedia/Press_Releases/SBOE_News/New_online_instructional_material_to_be_based_on_digitized_curriculum_standards/

“Project Unicorn partners presented at SXSWedu March 2018. Dell Foundation presented that data interoperability meant a 360-degree view of student data, information on past test scores, attendance, behavior, etc. right there on the spot and the USDoE’s Digital Promise, who is interested in leveraging the mind, brain connection in education, moderated a panel on bringing brain scanners to measure students’ learning. Read more about this and Bill Gates’ investing in a brain research company that develops next-generation Mind Tracking Solutions, which can be integrated into existing eye tracking devices and software here. ]

http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/who-are-the-data-unicorns-tech-giants-and-us-dept-of-ed-alliance-to-leverage-student-data-without-consent/

alice l image
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And another post from her:

Excerpt:

“So Mike Morath, Texas Education Agency (TEA) commissioner, failed at his Home Rule attempt in Dallas (See Panning a Charter Takeover of all public schools). So via legislative mandate in SB 1882, Texas has now empowered TEA to use gangster moves to force schools into private management.”

https://cloakinginequity.com/2018/04/23/gangsters-moves-by-tea-in-houston/

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

can Nebo District do this?
Email from teacher below. I will post her first email from during school yesterday in the comments. This is what she sent today.

“After I emailed you last, I attended an ethics training for SAGE and received new policy information from the district and state. This year, schools are required to provide an alternate learning experience during SAGE. That means that opt-out students will have a different assignment that will still be required–so if you were to check out Trent on those days, he will still need to make that assignment up. Just for your information, this is found in Utah Code 531-15-1403: “Teachers may not reward or punish a student for being excluded from testing. Schools are required to provide an alternative learning experience for the student while the rest of the class takes the assessment.” This particular alternate assignment is the same for each 7th-grade English class at our school. This assignment will neither be a punishment or a reward–just a different option for those opting out.

As far as grading for SAGE goes, we have been directed to give participation grades–this has nothing to do with how well they score on SAGE or whether or not they opted out, but it is based on their effort in participating. Students who opt out of the SAGE will earn these points by taking the opt-out assignment, which will also be graded based on effort–not mastery. If you’d still like to check Trent out of school, he can make up the assignment at home.

If you have any other concerns or questions about the new policy, my administrators would be happy to explain this further.”

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Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Watch out for these freaky educational mind-benders …
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They’ll infuse ‘em with norms and ethical standards … which they’ll approve … and auto-correct their emotions so they lose any traces of childhood … and become perfectly calibrated, social creeps.

And that’s how they’ll retool your kid’s personality … and rehabilitate their identity … pretty much without bothering you at all. But that should bother you to no end.

Read on … and see what you’re up against …

https://denisianblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/cardboard-children/

kid zombie

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And here are some replies to said post:

I went to my great-grandaughters school to have lunch with her (that’s nice that the school allows that) as I stood in the hall watching the class arrive I thought “my Lord it’s the Hitler army” perfectly straight line of perfectly spaced littles, no touching!!, no talking (pretend you don’t see Grammy standing over there) God forbid that she show any delight in seeing Grammy. A far cry from my school days when “best Friends ( you are not allowed to say the “best” part anymore) actually held hands in the hallway on the way to lunch. It’s no wonder when I greet a teenager on the street they look at me like I have 3 heads! It’s so pathetic – indeed no joy.

This is my 10 year old daughter’s vocabulary words this week. Thought you would appreciate this 😔

 hard voacb
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my son hasn’t seen spelling words since 3rd grade & they weren’t little words. Yet he cant spell small daily words. I’m doing spelling, cursive & the states with my kids over the summer. my daughter is 15 & my son is now 12. They don’t know much of any of that.
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I’ve seen the same. The village mayor’s son taught 1st grade. He literally told the kids to look straight ahead, eyes on the back of the head in front of you. haven’t you heard the little songs they sing while being on line. indeed looks like prison.
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I’m really considering pulling my last 2 (of 4) out of school and home schooling. I am seeing my bright vibrant children being literally dummed down and commonsence being squashed. Heartbreaking to say the least.
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My seventh grade granddaughters are going on a field trip, job fair! Can you believe that!? But they make kids believe that is a good thing!
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 I guess we need to protest harder, they are losing their childhood.
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 Here is a post from a New York anti-Common Core group:

Assemblyman Ra and Assemblyman Murray Disappointed the Assembly Majority has Blocked Transparency in Schools

Assemblyman Ed Ra is disappointed to announce that his bill, the “Standardized Testing Transparency Act” (A2312) was held in the Assembly Committee on Education. The legislation would have allowed the Commissioner of Education to release all questions and content on state tests as well as data on the number of students who completed, opted out or were eligible to be tested within 30 days following the test.

“We need to provide our families with this information so they can feel confident when making their personal decision on whether or not to have their children take the new Common Core tests,” said Ra. “Students and parents deserve this transparency, as it will help them determine what is right for their families, as each family has a unique situation. By blocking this legislation, Assembly Democrats are once again refusing to allow families the opportunity to decide what is right for their children. Our teachers are also being let down, as they are caught in the middle of all this. It is already known that there are issues with the content of the tests and its administration, this secrecy is not helping anyone. Though the Assembly Democrats continue to refuse to help students and their families, I will continue to fight for this transparency. We need to be open and honest about what is going on behind the scenes so each family can decide what is right for them.”

“It was disappointing that Assembly Democrats once again let down our teachers, parents and students by blocking the Standardized Testing Transparency Act, legislation that would have given families peace of mind in helping to determine if it was appropriate for their children to take these standardized tests. We have already seen a myriad of problems with the contents of the test’s questions and with how they are administered. I will continue to fight for the highest level of transparency and accountability in regards to the curriculum being taught and the tests that are administered, to help our parents make the best educational choices for their children,” said Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I-East Patchogue), the Ranking Republican Member of the Education Committee.

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University of Utah has a crying closet for snowflakes to use:   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5657409/University-Utah-installs-CRY-CLOSET-library.html

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Here is a post from a friend of mine:

A good friend of mine spent $40K per year to send her child to a good private school to avoid Common Core and the school to work infiltration. She wanted a truly educated child not human capital for the planned economy. The result for her sacrifice…..her daughter could not score well on the SAT. Even though this child had a 4.0 gpa and had all AP classes. The problem, she knew real math but did not know Common Core math. So her mother had to put out $80 per hour all summer so her child could now learn the CC way to do math and score better on the SAT. I tried to convince her to by-pass the SAT and go directly to the college entrance exam but she was stuck in the same paradigm as many other parents. They think the SAT is the only way to get into college. There is sadly only one solution to this problem. We need to stand up and STARVE THE BEAST. We need to take down this system. Make implode upon itself. But it will take parents willing to stop sending the children into the belly of the beast. If we could get 30% of parents to pull their kids we just might be able to bring it all down. If not we will have 30% of future population with a real education.

I found this post from a California group, though the post was from 2016:

Do you want your student’s data collected and housed in a longitudinal data system outside of the CDE? Well, it’s happening.

The CORE districts are experimenting with your kids. After conducting a two year pilot on ways to measure social emotional learning (SEL), the lead psychologist (Angela Duckworth) backed out of CORE’s project. She felt the implementation of SEL measures was ahead of the science, but that hasn’t slowed CORE down.

CORE Districts are now collecting extensive data on your kids that reaches well beyond academics.

More importantly, this data is being collected and housed outside of CDE’s data system, CALPADS.

Per CORE’s federal wavier, these districts agreed to build a robust longitudinal data system, which is housed at Stanford’s John Gardner Center for Youth. The system was designed to share data across key sectors related to education, such as heath and human services, welfare and criminal justice departments, after school and community programs etc.

The goal is to generate a comprehensive digital profile of every student in order to track his/her performance and progress from cradle to career. The endgame is a sustainable (planned) economy. Although the shift to SEL is couched in the well being of students, it is actually driven by corporate interests, folks who see your kid as human capital.

Thanks to FERPA and CORE your child’s data can and will be shared widely with any number of third parties that have a “legitimate educational interest.”

This year CORE has added several more schools and charters into the fold. From the first federal waiver, CORE intended to scale its approach across the state.

The extensive data collection is a threat to your child’s privacy and safety. More importantly, it won’t improve the quality of his/her education.

So, if you don’t want your child’s personal information collected and shared, you have to speak up. Opt out of adaptive learning software. Demand textbooks and teacher generated assessments, old school paper and pencil tests.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/8-california-districts-to-share-data-of-17m-students/426632/

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Looks like another student has been suspended for a gun range post on social media:
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I found this post in an anti-Common Core group:
Teachers on strike in Arizona, marching in Colorado. I went to some of the Red for Ed Facebook pages, all are supported by “BATS”. That should tell you everything you need to know about Red for Ed. :\    BATS is run by Mark Naison who is a close friend of Bill Ayers. BATS is not Against Common Core! They are all about empowering the Teachers UNION.
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 Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Hill told Harris that she left the AEA after her first year of teaching. She is not alone.

Because AEA has failed miserably to represent teachers in the state for years, fewer and fewer teachers belong to the organization. This is not strictly an Arizona phenomena. In fact, across the country, as teachers’ associations took on political fights that had nothing to do with teaching and everything to do with progressive issues like climate change, membership has fallen off.
#Redfored

https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2018/04/redfored-leadership-qualifications-in-question/

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A  Nevada school that let their students participate in the National Walkout Day is being sued for barring a student from wearing a pro-gun t-shirt:   http://www.wistv.com/story/38030893/nevada-school-district-middle-school-sued-over-discrimination-ban-on-8th-grade-students-pro-gun-rights-tee-shirt-and-free-speech

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Here is a post from a North Dakota anti-Common Core group:

Excerpt –Google measuring “soft skills” in k-12 NH schools:
“According to this recent article in the Manchester Union Leader, SNHU received a $1 million dollar grant from Google to develop an assessment to measure “soft skills.”
Soft skills include behaviors, attitudes, and the mental health of the person being assessed. In NH, these soft skills are being assessed k-12 too. In some cases this is being done without parental knowledge or consent. This is part of the Competency Based Education model that includes measuring attitudes, dispositions, and behaviors.”

http://www.girardatlarge.com/2018/04/warning-snhu-students-parents-children-public-schools/

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

NWEA MAP TESTS. Parents, did you know that all students who take the NWEA MAP growth test, have a separate ENGAGEMENT profile? (It has nothing to do with whether they answered the questions correctly or incorrectly.)
What follows is a brief account of a nearly 7 month NWEA Q & A communication and related FOIA. Many questions remain unanswered. I invite NWEA, teachers, students, other parents to give input — as this is something that potentially affects millions of US students. If you are short on time, here is the very short ‘Top 10’ version:

1. NWEA rebranded in 2017, won award for new Social Emotional Assessment tool for MAP Growth, announced new “engagement” profiling for every student, and hired new CEO, Chris Minnich, of CCSSO, the Common Core copyright co-owner.

2. Detecting Social Emotional skills is a $43 Billion global market for edtech.

3. NWEA maintains one of the largest repositories of student growth data in the nation. Why hasn’t NWEA signed the SIIA privacy pledge to not sell student data?

4. Where is NWEA data being shared; how is it being used and analyzed? Collaborators, Researchers, Hitachi.

5. Do parents know their child has an engagement profile with NWEA ? Can parents opt out of this profile? (No).

6. In a study with Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research Proving Ground Network , and a Gates funded CORE school district, NWEA has used personal data from the NWEA engagement profile and COMBINED this pii data with personal, student-level (pii) data from students’ self-reported behavior surveys. NWEA’s study concludes that test disengagement (rapid response) is “connected to risk of dropping out of school …and a lot of deep-rooted problems”.

7. Who will be able to see if a student has been flagged as disengaged (or at risk for these “problem areas”) by NWEA? (ie: Will this disengagement profile or flag ever be shared with colleges, employers?) Did parents give informed consent for this NWEA study that combines and potentially re-purposes sensitive student data? In asking NWEA and FOIA of the school district, (here), I could find no evidence of explicit permission or informed parent consent. Will NWEA obtain informed consent in the future and allow parents to opt out of SEL or Engagement data?

8. Accuracy?

9.NWEA Reading Fluency now uses Voice Recognition technology. How is THAT data being analyzed, used?

10. NWEA and researchers, edtech, Congress can learn from the Facebook scandal. Children’s data should not be taken without consent, should not be repurposed, researched, and analyzed without transparency and consent. You need to do better. We deserve #GDPRfor ALL.

http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/nwea-map-assessments-study-connects-test-disengagement-to-student-deep-rooted-problems/

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And here is another post from said group:

The SREB, an unaccountable, unelected regional board encompassing 16 states is now marketing itself on facebook. Don’t take the bait. They are NOT our friends. They have way too much influence in our state government.

positive learning sneaky
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 Here is a post shared by Alice Linahan:
Curious about who KISD is selling your information to? I gathered the list into a single PDF, so you can easily search it.
I am one of those requesters, as you‘ll see. I was denied further information, which I explained here:  http://abetterlegacy.com/status-of-foi-request-for-300000-data-points-tracked-on-students/
There were 22 requests for the student directory just this year, below are a few of the businesses, but you can also find the individuals who requested here:
University of Houston
SafeKeys Driving School
Language Kids World
White Rhino Financial
Strawbridge Studios, Inc.
Air Force
First Community Credit Union
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 Here is a post that was shared by a friend of mine:
NEA bad boys.jpg
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 It looks like the Parkland school wasn’t safe and that security measures that were supposed to be implemented weren’t and that loads of money allocated for school safety wasn’t used for it.   And, he too found the Obama disciplinary regulations to be at fault.  (Of course, the school called his report “fake news”, but that’s what illiberals do when exposed.)  We can thank one student journalist, who has more integrity than all of CNN put together, for finding this out:   https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/28/broward-student-publishes-damning-evidence-proving-broward-school-officials-neglected-school-safety?utm_content=buffer4e23a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=glennbeck
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 Here is another post from Alice Linahan:

The Interagency Day Care Standards of 1971 federal law.
Excerpt: “Any agency, public or private, which receives federal funds directly or indirectly through a grant or contract… or by way of a voucher plan” must meet all program requirements (ed) that are set down for public schools. Acceptance of Federal funds is an agreement to abide by the requirements.”

Then, in 1981 the American Legislative Education Council, formed by Paul Weyrich (“We are radicals who want to change the existing power structure. We are not conservatives…”), mailed to 16,000 state and federal officials and legislators a suggested educational voucher.

Thomas A. Shannon, Executive Director of the National School Boards Association, said, “Tuition Tax credits for private schools profoundly change the character of private education. Private schools that operate with public money will be subject to public regulations.”

Sure enough, concurrently, on July 18, 1971, key federal legislation underlying and controlling any subsequent education legislation was adopted.

This master control system, “The Interagency Day Care Standards,” hinged upon the federal government’s own definition of day care: “Day care is defined as the care of a child on a regular basis by someone other than the child’s parents for any part of the 24-hour day.”

It states that “Any agency, public or private, which receives federal funds directly or indirectly through a grant or contract… or by way of a voucher plan” must meet all program requirements (ed) that are set down for public schools. Acceptance of Federal funds is an agreement to abide by the requirements.”

School Choice Corporate Reformers are not pushing quality education, they are just pushing… “Choice” and “Competition”.

Who could be against “Choice” and “Competition” in America?

As my friend Michael Bohr correctly states…
“Parents, who are the first and forever educators of their children, are the only people who hold the right to determine “the best interests of their child.

Everyone one else has an agenda that puts their best interests over those of the child and they have done so by taking control of our government.

Their hope is that we continue to fight the false battles they lay down before us and forget that we, the parents, are the sole authority in determining the education and upbringing of our children.”

“SCHOOL CHOICE” IS THE MOTHER OF ALL PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, THAT WILL BE THE DEMISE OF EDUCATION IN AMERICA!

Does Brent Lawson know what has been written into the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), originally passed in 1965, opening the door for Title 1 federal dollars to go to economically disadvantaged students?

Anita Hoge clearly laid it out…..

“Specialized Student Support Services” and “Direct Student Services” mandate equitable services to all private schools, the same as in public schools. This is referred to in the ESEA legislation as “meaningful choice.”

There are specific lists of providers that must be used, as well as, an ombudsman that will oversee compliance in private schools. This is where the mandate will force teachers to identify students as being At-Risk of not meeting College and Career Ready/Common Core as a disability and perform psychological services paid for by IDEA. These interventions are defined as positive behavior intervention and supports, PBIS, multi-tiered system of supports, MTSS, response to intervention, RTI, and early intervening services, EIS, etc.

These interventions are happening NOW because of the Flex Waivers.
By identifying students as At-Risk under Title I, ALL will receive psychological treatment and interventions on your children in private, Catholic, and Christian schools, as well as homeschools (defined as a private school.)

THERE WILL BE NO ESCAPE FROM THE COLLEGE AND CAREER READY/COMMON CORE OR THE PSYCHOBABBLE IN THE LEGISLATION.

Regular classroom teachers are being trained to identify children who would need services through PBIS, RTI, EIS, & MTSS.

Once EDUCATION SAVING ACCOUNTS (ESA)’s are in full operation, dedicated to each individual student, an individual career pathway meeting College and Career Ready/Common Core soft skills (Grit) interventions and a treatment plan which will be funded by direct student services known as psychobabble.
Because these specialized services are defined in the legislation as psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc, these services will be mandated. These members of the psych profession will be in a position for MEDICAID TO BE BILLED FOR SPECIALIZED STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES. This is your meaningful CHOICE.

Medicaid is on the scene as mental health wrap around services. Your family and child will be assigned a case manager. This initiates an individual family service plan. The federal government has just walked into your front living room door.

(THIS ORIGINAL PLAN WAS DRAWN UP UNDER SEC BELL UNDER THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE NAME “KNOWLEDGE NETWORK FOR ALL AMERICANS.” http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED351771.pdf

Bell has written extensively about parents not being capable to raise their own children.)

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Here is a post from the anti-competency based education group:

I just received this email from an angry parent who lives in another state. I’m trying to figure out if this is a ACT requirement or a local one. Has anyone’s child had a similar experience?

“Hi All,

My son took the P-ACT this morning. He came home angry because the first hour was spent collecting data on the students, question after question regarding their preferences on various topics. Because he is my son, he entered “indifferent” to all that would allow him to do so.

Furthermore, at the beginning of the questionnaire, he had to sign a waiver to allow third parties to use the data collected on the data sheet. Though he did not want to agree, he didn’t feel he had any choice but to sign off on the waiver.

Not surprising yet very upsetting.”

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The University of Texas has tragically caved to the gender confusion insanity:  https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/29/university-of-texas-posters-tell-male-students-its-ok-to-wear-dresses-embrace-fluid-masculinity?utm_content=buffer16fde&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=glennbeck

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More anti-Christian censorship in Alabama:  https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/28/alabama-teacher-sent-home-by-principal-for-wearing-t-shirt-with-the-words-just-pray

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Here is a post from a friend of mine:

87% of Teachers vote to DISASSOCIATE from the NEA teachers union. One of the Nations two largest teachers unions (the other is AFT)

“Las Vegas teachers, fed up with how their dues are being spent, voted overwhelmingly late Wednesday to cut all ties with their state and national parent unions.

The vote by the members of the Clark County Education Association, which represents almost 20,000 teachers in the Las Vegas area, is a significant loss to the National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union.

It devastates the NEA’s Nevada affiliate, the Nevada State Education Association, as the Clark County local makes up half the membership of the entire state.

The national NEA now has a $2 million hole in its budget for this year, and it will also need to send money to the state affiliate, which won’t be able to sustain itself and will likely see staff layoffs.

https://www.the74million.org/article/vegas-split-clark-county-teachers-union-cuts-ties-to-national-education-association-major-loss-to-largest-u-s-labor-union/

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Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

The first #SEL #Accountability bill?
Colorado has a bill to assess students’ attitudes and disposition and tie it to accountability.

Have you seen this SEL accountability pilot in other states?

http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2018A/bills/2018a_1197_ren.pdf

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And here are the replies to this post:

The problem resides with top-down accountability itself. Accountability—which started here in Texas with GW Bush and his faux “Texas Miracle” turning around “failing schools”—is a set of neoliberal management tools deployed to undermine local democratic control of public education, destroy public unions, disempower parents and educators, and ultimately privatize public education. We should work to oppose all forms of hierarchical, top-down accountability. Schools instead should be accountable to students, parents, and the local community.

California piloted SEL in 2016-17 in 10 big, urban districts. The pilot was done with Transforming Ed out of Massachusetts, who created MESH.   https://www.transformingeducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/TransformingEducationCaseStudyFINAL1.pdf

the CORE districts are the same districts where they did this NWEA study— and I can’t find evidence that parents consented/ knew that stidnets’ Pii survey data was given to NWEA MAPs and they tied students’ quick response times to deep-rooted problem areas. I worry this (accurate??) NWEA SEL algorithm will be used as a predictor.   http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/nwea-map-assessments-study-connects-test-disengagement-to-student-deep-rooted-problems/

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

My 6th grader came home worrying about SBA testing and having to write an argumentative essay. She said something about failing 6th grade if she doesn’t do well. I told her that was garbage, they couldn’t fail her for this test but now I want to make sure. Anyone know off the top of their head?

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Somebody needs to tell this Virginia high school that 9th grade sex ed courses that mention oral sex and sex toys are INAPPROPRIATE:  https://ijr.com/2018/04/1089299-virginia-high-school-shows-explicit-sex-education-video/

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Here is a post that was shared by Alice Linahan:

The best thing about being a Dyslexia mom with a reputation for advocacy? Other moms are always still telling me about their kids successes and struggles. The recent instructional tour with its pictures has sure brought out a few discussions.

Flipped Algebra in 8th grade. Did you know it is almost completely digital? Students are assigned videos, they take Cornell notes at home and return to school to work in class. I actually had a kid whose teacher started this more than 5 years ago. But, what this mom was telling me, actually it is 2 moms. The videos aren’t always the same presenter or the same quality. Kids come to class and use the new NSpire calculators purchased by the district. No longer does the student need to understand factoring, they just need to understand how to translate the problem into equations on the Nspire “scratch Pad” and allow the calculator to solve. The work is multiple choice. If the answer isn’t one of the 4, assume you typed it in wrong. The “I am a mean mother,” of the 2 moms who brought up Algebra, says she has been teaching her student how to actually solve problems all year; factoring, the quadratic equation, systems of equations…she makes her child demonstrate he can solve Algebra problems based on knowledge. This is very different than when her older students took Algebra. And she is concerned because it is always a battle. Her student just wants to plug in answer choices and see which ones work. The teacher does not grade, the answers without work are simply reported into a google doc. Her concern is that the kids aren’t really learning Algebra and will not be prepared for HS science or math courses. Her older students have not graduated from high school.

Parents with students in Algebra, using the Nspire calculator, it is the end of the year, if your student had a paper and pencil test, could they solve Algebra problems?

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

Superintendent McGrath states that they want to reduce over testing. But the students in 8th grade have always taken state math tests and one day of a math final, same as this year. The difference is they have ADDED a day of the math final to punish kids whose parents have opted them out state tests. Unfortunately, those kids are already sitting through the flawed state test which wasted their instructional time and your taxpayer dollars.

https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/05/01/burnt-hills-exempts-part-of-local-final-for-students-who-take-state-tests?utm_source=The+Daily+Gazette+E-Mail+Campaign+List&utm_campaign=c303bbcbb4-Daily+Gazette+PM+Blast&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c45066b7a7-c303bbcbb4-62006117&mc_cid=c303bbcbb4&mc_eid=4ddc6bfd6f

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Here are some frightening stories about the teacher strikes and what is going on behind the scenes.  It also mentions other forms of indoctrination in schools too:  http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/02/5-ways-teacher-strikes-revealed-public-schools-indoctrinate-kids/#.WunxBJzwcxw.facebook

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Here are some posts from the anti-competency based education group:

Workforce = competencies. Education is now a talent pipeline and about earning a set of competencies / skills needed by business and workforce. ACT follows this w their Career Competencies model:
“Industry competency models are descriptions developed by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) to establish the skills, knowledge, and abilities required in growing industry sectors. The models help individuals obtain the training needed for various career paths in a specific industry, and they identify skills that are transferable across an industry. They are important because they promote an understanding of the skill sets and competencies that are crucial to building a globally competitive American workforce.
How does the ACT National Career Readiness Certi cate (ACT NCRC®) align with the models?
Each USDOL industry competency model is built on a series of tiers. At the base, Tiers 1–3 represent the essential foundational skills. The ACT NCRC, based on ACT WorkKeys assessments, certifies these skills and enables an individual to rise to the next tier—to advance toward success in a chosen occupation.”
https://www.act.org/…/doc…/WK-Brief-CompetencyModels.pdf

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Why they are killing the GED: “Skills-based hiring has provided the city of Albuquerque a higher quality applicant pool and significant return on investment in our hiring practices. It has also allowed us to replace the GED requirements with skills scores which then opened up a significant population of applicants we would not have seen before.

– Vince Yermal, Director of Human Resources, City of Albuquerque” https://corescore.jobs/employer_learn_more

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Albuquerque was the one city I did research on for the WorkKeys, career pigeonholed assessment. The City was using it on their perspective employees as well as current ones. Passed it off as happier employees. The sales pitch WorkKeys video expressly states no national work certificate, no job.

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Ugh. It is so insulting as a older worker to have to take a skills assessment to get a job. Your resume and work experience mean almost nothing to today’s HR. And no test currently used accurately measures soft skills. Companies are missing out on great candidates because the 20 somethings in HR only know how to read a score not a person.

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Maybe if we spent less time doing walkouts to protest Trump and guns and less time doing pointless testing, we’d have more students that could read well:  https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/public-schools-education-reading-math/2018/05/02/id/857836/

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Sorry, not buying it, UC Berkley:  https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/05/04/uc-berkeley-coordinated-campaign-to-bring-right-wing-speakers-on-campus-caused-acute-distress?utm_content=bufferc3ab4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=glennbeck

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In response to an article, on an Illinois anti-Big Government group,  about the costs of higher education, one person said:

It wasnt the cost that drove my son out of an Illinois college. It was the constant barrage of politics. The damned teachers spent so much time bashing Trump and the Republicans you’d swear they were running for office. Complaints to the school, state and the feds went nowhere. The students are quite tired of not learning what they signed up for. I’ve spoke to dozens of students who are leaving Illinois colleges and you would be shocked to learn how many actually say they are not learning anything because of the agendas.

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And some other said:

I see a lot of that at the high school level.
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That’s exactly why I just pulled my daughter out of her High School…..she’s going to a private school next year.
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What college was this?   What high school was that that you pulled out of?
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 Daughter in Bartlett HS…..son was at Elgin College.
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Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Freight Train UPDATE. Those that know what CASEL is all about, will be alarmed. NYS has led the way she nice 2013 voluntarily being the piloting grounds for SEL. Linda Darling Hammond and CASEL essentially run NYSED. As cohort II (2013) NYS is NOW the first State to implement SEL Pre-K-12 embedding in curriculum.

The state Board of Regents May meeting kicked off at 9 a.m. TODAY in Albany for a morning session and an overview of new new guidance and resources for social emotional learning.

http://www.regents.nysed.gov/common/regents/files/518brd1.pdf

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Here is another post from the Illinois anti-Big Government group:

My daughter and I went to a University of Chicago Admissions event. They disgusted me during the event with their Liberal agenda. The deciding factor putting them OUT of the running was when they started talking about Obama having “been a teacher” there. No mention that faculty rejected him and that he was a token patronage appointment on a non-tenure track position. She is very happy at Purdue.

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Yet another instance of persecution of students who support the 2nd Amendment:  https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/05/08/school-hauls-pro-second-amendment-student-in-for-questioning-over-gun-flag-its-not-an-actual-gun?utm_content=buffer1fb17&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=theblaze

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

Looking for clarification. I’m in Nebo district. I’ve got an 8th grader who keeps getting put in in-school suspension because he is opted out and isn’t doing the alternate assignment. Is he required to do it? From what I’m reading on the group, the school is required to offer one, but he’s not required to do it, right?

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And here are the replies to this post:

No, he’s not required to take it. I wish this were more clear on the books, though.

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That’s how I understand it. Personally, I would be okay with alternate assignments as long as it isn’t SAGE related & as long as it doesn’t effect their grade.

This is what the rule says: “(9) An LEA shall ensure that a student who has been exempted from participating in a state required assessment under this section is provided with an alternative learning experience if the student is in attendance during test administration.”
https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-404.htm#T7

And the Testing Ethics Policy gives some examples, but they are only examples & not requirements:
“Students are provided an educational activity if they are opted-out of a state assessment
Some examples are:
*LEA, school, or teacher created assessment on course standards
*A short essay (grade appropriate expectations) related to a Utah Core standard which could be student selected or assigned”
https://schools.utah.gov/…/bd4cdc0e-1892-4b64-bac4…

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And here is another post from said group:

Anyone know if a law got passed—if a school District approved full-day optional kindergarten they would receive more funding? I know it was talked about a few years ago. But I can’t find anything recent. Also, I need opinions about KEEP. I’m trying to determine if I should opt out. Thanks in advance!

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And here are some replies to this post:

I have administered the KEEP assessment, I think it’s a well designed test. I think the data could be used to show that full-day kindergarten has benefits with the assumption that the full-time kindergarten children will score better that 1/2 day children

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I’m not sure about the law & funding, that might take a little while to find. The search function hasn’t been working for me since they updated the website. I am very concerned with the KEEP assessment though. The questions are fine, but I don’t like the social-emotional questions. A huge thanks to [name withheld] that those questions aren’t reported to the state (originally they would’ve been, but she stood firm during the State Board meeting to protect our children’s privacy). I will be opting out of it, even though it’s not listed on the state opt out form. We are over testing our children in our obsession with data & I don’t want to encourage it, especially when it’s coming from the state level & not the local level.

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My school district has recently adopted an all-day optional Kindergarten. My main concern is not academics, it’s the reason behind the move. I tend to look at things in a macro-scale. Why after all these years are they doing this? Is it for the good of the child or is the real reason, their pocketbooks. I have done a little research and two years ago it was proposed in the Utah Senate that schools who offer full day Kindergarten vs half day could get more money for funding. Even if it’s offered as optional. It has always been optional at certain schools in our county, Huntington, for example, but why make it District wide? The more I research the more I find its less about the children and more about their own bank accounts. I think the reason I’m really upset about it, is because I see my influence upon my children moving more and more toward the government. Us commoners don’t know what’s best for our children. They take God out of everything at school, while we teach it at home. It’s no wonder our society is turning less and less to God. I don’t like that most of his friends are going to do it. It puts a lot of pressure on me to be full day, even though it’s optional. He’s going to wonder why his friends get to stay. I’m going to have to pray about it a lot. My sister’s kids do a full day in Texas, and they come home tired and wanting to sleep. We need to protect our little children, not burn them out. So what if they can read at 5? I want to know if he can be kind and learn to play nicely with others. The more practice he has at that, the more I can see his leadership skills, creativity, etc. He’s taken 2 years of preschool and has done UpStart this past year, already beginning to read. But he’s just a child and people will soon forget that, if their not careful. Thanks for the insight. I have a lot to think about.

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

My Thoughts on college degrees..

Most college degrees are completely and utterly worthless.

From my recent job hunting experience, I saw tons of jobs that “required” a bachelor’s degree yet only paid just a tad over minimum wage.

Why would anyone in good conscious saddle their children with $60,000+ (usually more) of debt that they had no chance of ever paying off in their entire lifetime when their fancy degree doesn’t even help them get better than a minimum wage job?

They wouldn’t even be able to afford basic necessities such as rent, utilities, food, etc and this doesn’t even remotely include the costs if they decided or happened to have children of their own.

Trade classes in middle/high school are all but extinct and it seems that there is no push at all for any trades. People need people who know how to build and fix things.

There are virtually no classes or parental involvement to teach kids how to cook, take care and clean up after themselves, how to be a decent human being and not treat others like complete crap either. This list could go on for quite a while.

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I truly feel bad for the educators that truly give a shit..

You have so many things stacked against you and I don’t blame any of you that haven’t been able to take it anymore and left the industry.

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

Substitute Teacher Observes Blatant Indoctrination In A Public School Classroom

For her exposure of partisan politics in the classroom and support of the #purpleforparents group, Jennifer Hill came under attack on social media.

On Friday, Hill, a 20 year veteran teacher, who has been a certified substitute teacher for the Chandler Unified School District since 2012, was notified that she had been fired.

“I have been speaking out against the #redfored “movement, have been posting my opposition in a respectful manner and have been on the radio speaking about the facts on the progress and budget. In the week before the teacher walk-out/strike, the district began canceling substitute jobs I had accepted and planned to work,” said Hill. “During the strike of course, there was no work. I had substitute jobs scheduled for after the strike and next week. The District cancelled all of them. On Friday morning I began to get harassing messages from teachers in the District saying they got me fired. They said they hoped that I would never sub anywhere else, ever again, and were laughing at me.”

https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2018/05/06/arizona-teacher-retaliated-against-for-opposition-to-strike/

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And another post from this group:

Perhaps if Gates really cares about the learning disadvantage he should stop pushing the vaccines that are causing so many children to be on the autism spectrum. Or perhaps her should study the effects of the rise in fatherless homes on a child’s ability to learn. Gates has long been involved in research to change brain function and other sicko projects. He was involved years ago in an education initiative with Bill Ayers that fell flat on its face and cost Gate billions. His involvement in Common Core is failure #2, Common Core 2.0 will also fail and this new venture again it is marked to fail already. The man is a leper and does not have the best interest of education or our children in his hear. How come his boys went to a private school that does not use Common Core and only limited technology. He is a guy with a big fat check book that thinks he is God. He is a rich guy that wants to be even richer and make all of his buddies richer. We have people buying education that have no clue. This includes our President, our First Lady and the US Secretary of Education. Parents………listen up…..there is only one way to fix this situation because believe it or not it is functioning as it was intended to function 100 years ago…..they just didn’t have the technology back them. So you cannot fix what is not broken. We need to circumvent their plan to train workers for the planned economy. We have to pull our kids out and work together in the community to educate our children outside the federal institutions. Just research John Dewey and Horace Mann. They say it outright. Public school is not to educate but the train workers. They perpetuated illiteracy because illiterate people are easy to control and make into obedient workers. How many of you have churches that sit empty all week? We need to fill those empty church rooms with community school run by community workers using Freedom Project Academy we do not need trained or license teachers…..FPA is teacher led. let me know if you are interested in finding out more. But we need to fight a battle we are not going to win and think outside the box to circumvent these vulchers that see our children as nothing more than human capital.

https://www.wthr.com/article/.WvMGPc2-hcA.facebook

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A NJ high school falls prey to the “everyone gets a trophy” mentality:  https://www.10tv.com/article/students-parents-angry-over-inclusive-cheerleading-policy

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

Que the ban scissors movement. By the way, schools don’t care who is at fault, they punish everyone involved. My son was the victim and was also suspended for defending himself. Wake up parents!

https://www.10tv.com/article/police-student-stabs-classmate-scissors-after-he-pulls-her-dress

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Here is a post from a Mississippi anti-Big Government group:

The State Testing that we have in place in Mississippi is a waste of time and taxpayers dollars and needs to be done away with beginning next year. There are teachers all over the state who are into double digit days of testing / retesting and it’s ridiculous. I spoke to one teacher who stated she was on her 18th day, that’s 18 days of instruction that isn’t taking place because of testing. I’d like to discuss options with as many teachers as possible to get opinions, but I think we need 3 different tests for students to graduate.

1. The ACT for college bound students as well as any other student wishing to take it.
2. A Career entry exam for graduates planning on entering the workforce upon graduation.
3. A Special Education test for students with disabilities.

Our Focus in Mississippi has to be shifted to doing what’s best for our kids instead of doing what’s best for testing companies.
How do we do this?
Expand Job Training Vocational courses in High School.
Auto repair, welding, electrical, HVAC, CDL, Large Equipment Operation, Carpentry, Website building, Masonry, etc.

Our Motto should be “Let Teachers Teach!” not “Let Teachers Test!”

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 Here is a post from Shannon Joy:

If you’ve been wondering why everyone is so ‘triggered’ these days…

(This is my son Teddy’s Kindergarten worksheet, part of the SEL curriculum.)

This is not all bad but there are some pretty nasty, underlying elements of ‘Social Emotional Learning’ that parents need to look out for. I’ll elaborate tomorrow on the radio program!

worksheet of SEL
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 Kudos to Project Veritas in exposing another fine example of corruption by those charming teachers unions:  https://www.projectveritas.com/2018/05/09/aft-michigan/
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 Here  is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group:
A certain 3rd grade teacher I know called home in tears because the SAGE math test questions were over-the-top difficult for her students. “It’s so hard they’re just all shutting down!”
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 Here is a post from an anti-Common Core group:
Can someone please give me a law to rub in my daughter’s counselor face.She keeps trying to scare my daughter who is a junior to believe that if she is opt- out she will not go to college
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And here are some replies to this post:
that is a scare tactic and not true.
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My daughter has also been told this, that the SBA is on equal footing with the SAT/ACT in that colleges look at that score as well. This won’t help with the law part of it, but there were a few colleges at our local homeschool convention, and very, very few homeschoolers subject their kids to the state standardized tests. The only thing the SBA did for my daughter was to allow her to walk at graduation with her class and be handed a diploma, whatever that is worth.
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What about students who get sick, miss the tests, miss the make-up days, etc.

He/She is using scare tactics.

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No law for something that isn’t illegal. (In other words, the existing laws you will find do not support what she is saying)

I don’t know where you are, but what I would do is dial a local community college admissions office on my phone and ask put it on speaker.
When they pick up, ask “I was told by [WOMAN’S NAME] that it is your policy not to admit students who have not taken [TEST].”
Let this imbecile listen when they answer.

Personally, I would go a step further and write letters to local colleges explaining that your school officials are telling kids they should not apply to their college if they haven’t tested. I would say this represents potential economic harm to the college, and if this is not the case, the college admissions office should call [WOMAN] and tell her the actual policy.f

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My daughters school (CA) told me that if I opted out, she would have to take a hard test that will go on semester grade instead. Very effective blackmail. 😞
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And here is another post from this group:
Opted out my kids from state testing. Two days ago I get a phone call that they need bodies in front of the computer to get their 95% participation. Why don’t they just leave me alone? I had a few choice words for them, but bit my tongue 😣
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And here are some replies to this post:
So funding isn’t dependent upon 95% PASSING the test, just TAKING the test?
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Im in California. Only 37% passed the math last year. I don’ t think they are going for quality LOL
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Which completely negates the purpose, and proves it’s political.
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That is, essentially, correct. Varies state to state a bit, but to get their “grade” a school has to have 95% participate. Less than that costs them on their grade. They also get to designate a certain percentage of their students “untestable” so it doesn’t skew their score (or arguably, accurately represent it).
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That’s correct. It’s an ESSA requirement. Below 95% makes the test results invalid statistically speaking.
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It sounds as if you have 95% participate, but only 30% pass, you’re fine with your funding?
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It is all about participation. We wouldn’t even get the results of the test. It is all for funding purposes
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I cant see how having your kids just sit in front of the computer could help them achieve their participation count. Typically, from what I’ve heard, is that they at least need the children to log into the test for it to count. I was told they could just log in but wouldnt have to take it. I said “Um….no way!.” They can eat the loss but my children would NOT be logging in to anything. They could either arrange for them to be somewhere else or I would come and get them just during testing hours and bring them back when it was done. I did that for 3 days with my 4th grader. Took him out of school each of the days for about an hour and a half and brought him back. (Pulled them from public school after that year and are in year 3 of homeschooling now so things may be different now…idk).
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That’s what I’ve learned. The federal law states they could lose funding, going below 95%, but that has never happened. The law is not being enforced. (Even if it was, I really wouldn’t care. That’s really my point, I am not happy with schools doing this so if they hurt a little, maybe they’ll rethink this crappy system. I wish more families opted out so they’d get our message loud and clear!)
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I don’t bite my tongue. My kids school flips out when my kids are absent 1 day…gotta get all the head count for the $ they are not helping our kids out with 😠
Don’t bite your tounge they can’t keep running all over us. Stand your ground put your foot down (hugs to you) Good luck
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I live in CA, and my high school daughter was bullied into being at school for 4 hours while the rest took the test. I have been backed in a corner by teachers about the blasted test. One told me that my daughter’s results would help her look good on the test and another one told me that they needed that data to help the teachers.  The teachers even wanted my children to do the practice test! I give the teachers one chance to find something for my children to do during the test, if not I find things for my children, so the stupid school can get their money for the child for the day.
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The thing is my kids don’t give a rat’s patootie about the test. It is my stand on the political agenda of it. If we are to fight this crap, I have to stand my ground, and not bend over backwards for them. Giving in would be giving up on this fight
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They told me that my special needs high schoolers (who are easily manipulated by authority) HAD to be there but it was their CHOICE to open the test. I can only hope that whatever they DID take helps to skew the school’s stats since they are being “graduated” with a first grade reading level.
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We had our Principal and Vice Principal call multiple times to both mine and my husband’s cell phones. We have high testing special needs kids. They are the gold mine in the school funding world for testing. I didn’t find that out until I became the school’s Special Needs Parent Representative.
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Can you opt out in Michigan the school has told me numerous of time’s I can’t opt put it’s Michigan Law?
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I’m in Michigan. My girls do not take the test. Technically, it’s not “opting out.” If you use those words, they may tell you that you can’t. There is no law that says your kids must take the test. Hence, no reason to “need to opt out.” Make them SHOW YOU THE LAW, requiring they take the test. There is none. If they refuse to honor your request (& u think they are going to try & make them test) I’d keep them home. I was told they had no place for them to hang out during testing (3rd&4th grade) which is ridiculous. But I gladly kept them home. Then in 5th grade I pushed back, due to their age. They “found” a place for them. Same this year for 6th grade.
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Is this opt out option only for certain states? Washington state requires us to give pur kids an end of the yr test. We keep the results. I test my kids on their subjects all yr, I never understood why I need to do the end of the yr test.
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My kids test the week of May 14 and the week of May 21. They took their last math unit test last week. They won’t have another test but are reviewing each unit now with review homework for prepping for the SBA. There is NO MORE LEARNING FOR THE NEXT EIGHT WEEKS!!! What the heck are we paying teachers and admin for if they are done teaching math and English for two whole months. 140 days out of 180 are scheduled learning and 40 days are wasted. I’m ready to pull them since they aren’t taking SBA. This just seems like a complete waste and a cram session for the next two weeks. So sad.
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And another post from said group:
kid abused by testers
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 A 12 year old autistic student was ARRESTED for shooting an IMAGINARY gun at school:
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 Here is a post from an anti-Common Core group:

I hope parents see what is happening here. This is the same agenda that forces parents to shoot poison into their children’s bodies in order for them to attend public school or daycare. Of course I blame parents for complying but that is just me. But this article again demonstrates how they are forcing compliance to follow an education agenda that is nothing more than training for obedient workers. You either follow the agenda or you don’t go to college, you don’t play college sports and even worse you are not employable. This is straight up Communism. Parents are still sitting back and playing right into their hands. The agenda is called DELIVEROLOGY. Deliverology is a plan for implementing change created by Sir Michael Barber of the UK. He also works for Pearson (surprise, surprise) He also is the founder of the Education Delivery Institute (EDI). Deliverology teaches change agents how to implement change that in a way that it is irreversible. This is exactly what we are seeing. I cannot speak for any other state (you might want to do some research) but I can speak for Tennessee. In 2010 the state of TN entered into a contract with EDI to implement Common Core. I bet if you dig deep you will find not only TN hired EDI but other states did too.

We have been deceived into a global agenda that if parents do not bring it down NOW will forever hold our children captive as obedient workers filling the human capital needs of the planned global economy, not their own wants, needs and dreams. PARENTS it is time to stand up and wage war. It is time for neighbors, friends, relatives, communities to come together get our kids out of these hell holes and educate them outside the system. You can NEVER say you weren’t warned.

http://www.patriotinstitute.org/its-a-slam-dunk/

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Now the California State Teachers Retirement System is trying to use its financial might to attack the 2nd Amendment:  http://www.independentsentinel.com/fascists-in-pension-system-to-bully-sellers-into-not-selling-certain-guns-accessories/

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Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

This is Vivienne Ming’s project Socos Labs. She spoke at the New Schools Venture Fund Conference this week. “Naturalistic Data
Data from the real world is noisy and confusing, full of holes yet still flooding in at dizzying speed. Microphones in classrooms, real-time wearable data, pictures of kids’ artwork, information flowing through corporate social networks, and so many more forms of naturalistic data seem overwhelming, but they reveal insights into human behavior that structured surveys, high-stakes exams, and annual 360’s can never achieve. For example, we’ve shown how a bot monitoring free-form discussions among students could outperform final exams in assessing their conceptual understanding of course material, and do it starting on week one.”

NDD image

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Here is a post from a North Dakota anti-Common Core group:

Sent from Parshall, North Dakota:
Freshman physical science class assignment in Parshall. May 14. INSANE.

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

Pray for Election June 5th–Share Please Share this list of Candidates statewide. Make a Stand so Children and US can have a better future

We have seen the harm and have been ignored, ridiculed. The children have been harmed thru mis-education or call it indoctrination. Pray to God for mercy that we can stand in the gap against those who would make the children of promise to be their slaves and bring Socialism here. Truth is out Common Core aka College and Career Readiness has failed but it is being used as a vehicle for change . Your vote and prayers needed. Remember to vote June 5th!

Please pray for Venezuela and US that God would end the evil mindset of these evil leaders. Vote for the right leadership matters…

“It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.” Luke 17:2

For Governor: Scott Dawson

For Lt. Governor: Will Ainsworth

For Attorney General: Alice Martin

Secretary of State: Michael Johnson

For State Auditor: Jim Zeigler

For Commissioner ofAgriculture: Rick Pate

For Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Tom Parker

For Associate Justice Place 1: Debra Jones

For Associate Justice Place 4: John Bahakel

For Court of Civil Appeals Place 1: Michelle Manley Thomason

For Court of Civil Appeals Place 2: Terri Willingham Thomas

For Court of Criminal Appeals Place 1: Richard Minor

For Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2: Chris McCool

For Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3: Bill Cole

Federal Races:

US Congress District 2: Rich Hobson

US Congress District 5: Mo Brooks

State Board of Education:

District 2: John Taylor

District 8: Wayne Reynolds

State Legislature

For Alabama House of Representatives

District 3: Andrew Sorrell

District 4: Tom Fredericks

District 9: James R Bowling

District 10: Charles A. Orr

District 12: Corey Harbison

District 22: Ritchie Whorton

District 23: Tommy Hanes

District 31: Dustin DeVaughn

District 39: TJ Maloney

District 42: Jimmie Hardee

District 49: April Weaver

District 64: Stephen Sexton

District 73: Matt Fridy

District 87: Adam E Parker

District 88: Will Dismukes

District 89: Wes Allen

District 91: Lister H. Reeves, Jr.

District 105: Janet Brown Oglesby

For Alabama Senate

District 2: Tom Butler

District 4: Paul Bussman

District 7: Sam Givhan

District 10: Mack N. Butler

District 12: Wayne Willis

District 13: Tim Sprayberry

District 21: Gerald Allen

District 25: Will Barfoot

District 32: David Northcutt

District 34: Jack Williams

https://youtu.be/WCUq0V-3mgo

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

“A Harlem elementary school aide with a ‘history of assaulting students’ is accused of dragging a kindergartner by his shirt — causing deep scratches — according to a $10 million lawsuit filed by the boy’s mom.

The Countee Cullen/Public School 194 elementary aide, referred to in court papers as Mr. Kaseem, allegedly dragged the boy off a school stage on Dec. 7, 2017, according to his mother’s Manhattan Supreme Court suit.

Countee Cullen administrators didn’t tell the boy’s mom, Bernadette Torres, about the alleged incident, the suit says. Torres found out when her son, identified as ‘JL’ in court papers, came home ‘with a ripped shirt and deep scratch marks across his chest,’ she told the Daily News.” — New York Daily News’ Laura Dimon and Victoria Bekiempis.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/harlem-school-aide-dragged-kindergartner-stage-10m-suit-article-1.3991176

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Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

This just happened today!
#Florida
Any of these terms sound familiar? smh
“”I do think we should look at alternative pathways to graduation, not that we would lower the standards,” Chartrand said.

Others concurred, although Grady again stressed the need to focus on learning and skills rather than credentials.”

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/2018/05/16/florida-board-of-education-adopts-concordant-test-scores-adds-psat-to-the-list/

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An Islamic assignment in West Virginia:  https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/05/17/outrage-after-school-tells-kids-to-write-islamic-faith-declaration-this-isnt-even-the-beginning?utm_content=buffer057ae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=theblaze

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

This is illegal, correct?

utah sneaky

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And here are some replies to said post:

No it’s not legal.

it is written in Utah code that there is to be no reward for taking the test. Utah code is the law.

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My school has a sage reward, but even those who opt out get to participate. Make sure you verify that. Sometimes they just use it as a way to explain why they are having a party

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My 7th grader’s school advertised rewards for Sage that did originally exclude some students. I complained about it violating the law and it was changed to include all students. I didn’t have a problem with them getting to watch a movie once testing was done, so long as it wasn’t in any way related to how they did on the Sage testing and whether they completed it.

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I may make a call to the state. A teacher at this school also instructed my son’s class to be sure not to opt out because it’ll affect her paycheck. My son said she basically said that if you opt out you’re an idiot and don’t care about her job.

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Yet another inappropriate sex ed assignment:  https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/05/23/parents-outraged-after-7th-graders-are-assigned-graphic-sex-assignment-in-science-class?utm_content=buffer76a8d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=glennbeck

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

I have just had a serious awakening. My granddaughter just told us “they” lost points in school today because one kid didn’t sign their name on their homework in their class. Excuse me? What does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means folks. It means our kids are being taught to think and act like little automatons. To do what is “good for the group” and encouraged to NOT be individuals. “They,” (as in the class), get rewarded with a party if all goes well and everyone does as they are told. Demerits for the group if not, such as today, because one child forgot to write their name on their homework. Does this not blare out warning bells??

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And here are some replies to said post:

Wow! Not ok. My son has lost credit for forgetting his name on classwork/ homework but only as an individual as it should be. I would complain with your teacher and principal directly.

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They also have what they eloquently call the “golden plate” and “golden whistle” in this school. Children are judged on which is the best behaved class (ie who is the quietest) in the halls, outside on the playground and in the lunch room. We unfortunately can not afford private schooling for the kids. Homeschooling is a hopeful alternative

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A child forgetting his name on a paper isn’t the concern of everyone else. It’s demoralizing and embarrassing to the student.

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I totally agree. That’s one of the things my granddaughter and I were discussing. She was saying that she was the “fault” one day because she forgot her name and the date at the top of one of the numerous sheets of homework one night, and was disdainful of the child who’d forgotten recently. We had to have a heart to heart on that one. It seems like such a little thing but it’s indicative of what’s going on in our public school systems. I also understand that those in authority don’t want chaos in the lunch room but a “golden” prize to the ones who (do not speak and) stay quiet?????

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I became suspicious of ‘group work’ about 7 years ago when I noticed the desks in my kids classrooms placed in clusters of 3 or 4. Teachers said collaboration was good because the advanced learners would push the slower learners along. I had several issues with that reasoning- 1. I didn’t send my child to school to ‘teach’ the other children. 2. One time my child was told by the teacher she could not advance to the next problem until all in the group were ready to move to the next problem. 3. My child was not necessarily grouped with ‘slower’ learners, but sometimes the ‘class clown’ who had no interest in moving in a forward direction. And 4. when members of the group agreed to do different ”parts of a single assignment, sometimes not all kept up their part of the bargain, so I made my kids do the entire assignment to be sure they didn’t lose points.

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I am frighten for the future of these children. Truly.

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Me too. So many young parents I know seriously believe I’m a nut and none of ‘this’ affects ‘their’ child. I saw and I KNOW what my children lost after 2012. Never to be made up.

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keep up the good fight. I know my son’s school principal and teacher are sick of me because I have had many meetings about the way my son has been treated. The teacher uses parties as rewards also comparing what each child does and deducting points. Also, being quiet at lunch, (when this supposed to be when talking is allowed) but yet they have a game to keep them quiet. It’s manipulative.

They do the party thing as a “reward”’for good little robot behavior here too. Horrendous.

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Here is a post from a friend of mine:

EXPLOSIVE AGENDA REVEALED.
And today’s school shootings tie in the “Rethink” and Promise Programs” it’s Gun Control. Don’t believe me?

“But even before victims were laid to rest after their fatal shootings, former U.S Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel exchanged messages on how to frame the tragedy, politically.

During a roughly 10 minute period, the native Chicagoans exchanged seven messages two days following the massacre, in which Mayor Emanuel, who had previously served as President Barrack Obama’s chief of staff, advised Secretary Duncan on what position he should take on the Sandy Hook shootings.

At 6:57PM EST on December 16, 2012, Duncan wrote to Emanuel in a message titled “CT shootings.”

Duncan asked the Chicago mayor, “What are your thoughts?”

Five minutes later, Emanuel responded, “Go for a vote this week before it fades. Tap peoples emotion. Make it simple assault weapons.”

Duncan responded immediately, “Yup- thanks.”

“When I did brady bill and assault weapons for clinton we always made it simple. Criminals or war weapons,” Emanuel said in the email to Duncan.

“Gun show loophole?” Duncan responded. “Database? Cop-killer bullets? Too complicated?” he said.

“Cop killer maybe,” Emanuel responded. “The other no.”

The exchange ended when Duncan concluded with, “Got it.”

Two days after the Sandy Hook massacre, the former education secretary and the sitting mayor of Chicago were already discussing a national strategy…”

http://thebaltimorepost.com/former-white-house-staff-emails-reveal-private-thoughts-amid-one-of-the-nations-most-horrific-school-tragedies/

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

HORRIFYING !!!! I assisted a 7th grader get wi-fi access to her school iPad for her “English Language Arts” homework. She needed to read 13 articles from the school district “NewZella” site and answer questions. Well folks….. the first article was about the shooting in Texas. Absolutely nothing about one’s right to self defend, nothing about the 2nd Amendment. Nope! Only about how the Florida Parkland students had solidarity with the Texas students is creating “reasonable gun laws”. Another article was about how Prom King and Queen could be transgender. PURE DESPOTIC PROPAGANDA!! If that’s not enough, then she “answered questions”. WOW! These were not questions which required critical thinking or English language skills. Nope! There were plainly data collection on what position this child held toward their social agenda. Folks, the schools today are not only NOT EDUCATING kids, they are patently collecting data on kids so as to peg hole them in life by an overreaching, fascist government. They are plainly EVIL!!!!!! This child has been in private schools previous to this year and based on what I see, I would venture to say that this 7th grader has a far better education already than does her “college educated” teacher. PLEASE PARENTS!!!! Get you kids out of these “schools”. They are a real danger to your child.

BTW: This school is in the conservative state of South Carolina in a country town with a population of 540. How bad is it likely in the big city schools in Northern and Western States. GET YOUR KIDS OUT NOW !!!!!

Ask me how.

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

Our charter school is considering the Go Math! program. Do any of you have experience with or insights on it?

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And here are some replies to said post:

It’s junk. Common core junk. My son had it in public school, in 1st grade and I wanted to pull my hair out. 😖

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I think that’s what we did when I lived in Colorado a few years ago. I would give it a definite thumbs down! It was awful!

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It’s the math curriculum in granite school district. It’s basic common core math.

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Here is a post from a North Dakota anti-Common Core group:

Thank you, Chris Berg, for reporting and admitting to blushing as you read the questions. Now, how about exposing the Youth Risk Behavior Survey with its “blushing” questions? According to one ND parent, who after picking up her child from school one day, said her daughter asked what “Oxxx SEX” meant. The mom said she almost crashed the car. Why did the child ask such a question? The YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey) had just been administered at her child’s ND school. Chris Berg, will more reporting from you on all of this be coming shortly? Many parents and children will thank you for this and certainly there will be a special blessing from heaven for you, also.
UPDATED ALERT…..ND PARENTS LET’S SPEAK UP AND PUT AN END TO ALL OF THIS—EVEN THE YRBS WITH SEX QUESTIONS (links below) GIVEN TO OUR ND STUDENTS!!!
Inappropriate freshman physical science class assignment given in Parshall, ND. May 14. INSANE. Please note this dovetails right with….
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) given to our ND students is from the CDC. How many parents are aware that the survey contains many vulgar sex questions. Links provided below for Middle and High School Survey questions. From the survey results, many funds/grants have been given to some schools deemed at risk due to the results. The validity of the results has and will always be in question due to the fact some kids just answer whatever way let alone that surveys with such questions of attitudes, behaviors, values, beliefs where no parent notification was given makes them “illegal”.
SURVEY QUESTIONS #2:
Youth Risk Behavior Survey HIGH SCHOOL grades 9-12:
https://www.nd.gov/dpi/uploads/1568/2017NDHQuestionnaire.pdf
QUESTIONS #1:
Youth Risk Behavior Survey MIDDLE SCHOOL grades 7-8:
https://www.nd.gov/dpi/uploads/1568/2017NDMQuestionnaire.pdf
Here is information on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey from the ND Dept of Public Instruction site:
https://www.nd.gov/dpi/SchoolStaff/SafeHealthy/YRBS/
QUOTE:
“North Dakota began participating in the YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey) survey in 1995. Students in grades, 7-8 & 9-12 are surveyed in the spring of odd years. The survey is voluntary and completely anonymous.”
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey was developed in 1990 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. 

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Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

Reading Plus was just approved after a one year trial in our district. I tried to get the board to vote against it and thought I had done it but then they went ahead anyway because our asst super of curriculum told the board that teachers and students that used it this year just love it!

before I found this source I tried to do a lesson on my own on the website. IT WAS HORRIFIC. Then I found this. Read the comments below. I really wonder if this is not a great idea to get our districts to stop buying this garbage.

My district dropped 266K on this garbage and another 218 on school city assessments. That is almost a half million bucks on garbage.

Any other info on reading plus. I will continue to bring the issues to our board regarding this. This will be in all of our middle schools and high schools next year. What a waste of money.

https://www.cavsconnect.com/opinion/2014/10/08/is-reading-plus-worth-it/

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And here are the replies to said post:

I remember getting a survey from someone on this asking us what we LIKED about Reading Plus, and what our kids liked, but nothing about what we didn’t like. I’ll bet they used that information as the green-light to go ahead.

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Odds are our deputy superintendent of curriculum lied like a rug.. you try doing a lesson from their website. It’s awful. It gave me a headache and blurry vision and i could only answer the comprehension questions based on prior knowledge. I go before the board to co test every single CBE purchase and for the last 4 years this same deputy super says the same bs. I’m sick and tired of school boards refusing to research any of this garbage.boards rubber stamp these purchases sight unseen with zero data to justify buying more CBE. Is there any way that we can educate our local school boards? We need more investigative journalism done by parents abs students.

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Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

This is FANTASTIC!!
Maybe after Zee State has #identified the “potentially violent” students [probably children of those pesky bitter gun clinging constitutional conservatives], they can make them wear a proud *Lone Star of Texas* on their clothing too, so others are fully aware.

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/video/3869705-gov-abbott-wants-mental-health-program-to-id-potentially-violent-students-across-state/

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And here are some replies to said post:

With all the nuts in the mental health field and in schools Heck no to Mental Health programs ….this is just bring in part of the health care bill that was killed. Leave the kids alone if we had people acting responsibly in this country and hearing each other we wouldnt have these issues.

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Folks this has been in the works for a long time. Anita Hoge has been warning it was coming for years now.

In 1994, Anita Hoge was asked to testify as an Expert Witness, at the Department of Interior National Infrastructure Health and Education Data Security hearing. On December 8, 1994 she presented a paper entitled “Exposing The Medicalization of Schools.” This paper and presentation explained how Medicaid would become the financial vehicle mandating and remediating mental health outcomes. It documented how schools would be required to obtain a partial hospitalization license to bill for Medicaid through Mental Health Wrap-Around Services at school through the identification and re-definition of disabilities of ALL children as “AT RISK” through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This substantiated the following statement by Ira Magaziner of the Hillary Care hearings in Washington, D.C., in which he said: “Medicaid would merge into the main healthcare system.”

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Education, Mental Health, and 2nd Amendment Gun Rights

Hillary’s agenda has always been control – control the kids and control guns… through mental health. If Hillary would get her way, mental health at school under the soothing banner of social, emotional, and behavioral standards, will fully implement her original plan from 1993, which will eliminate the 2nd Amendment by coding children with mental health disabilities.

ObamaCare, the successor to the HillaryCare plan, has funded school-based health/mental health services called Promise Neighborhood Schools, as a precursor to the next step in this agenda. ESSA has legislated Promise Neighborhoods and Community Schools which have now merged with ObamaCare. Here Common Core psychological standards have been legislated to identify and label kids as disabled for normal behavior using Title I and IDEA Special Education. CHILD FIND uses scavenging psychological techniques to identify and put as many normal children as possible into the brain-dipping meat grinder. (See my previous articles for extensive documentation on these key points.) These psychological techniques identify children who are leaders and followers. Leaders are the target for interventions. Go along to get along are the global citizens of tomorrow.

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These intervention strategies will change our American children into the worker drones for the global economy birth to age 21. No child will escape, especially independent thinkers, children of patriotic parents, or any child who refuses to bend under the grip of these “change makers.”

The Common Core social, emotional, and behavioral aspects of our children, their personalities, are the target. CHILD FIND promises to find every normal American child and mold them to the international globalist agenda, Common Core and Common Core psych interventions.

Bill Clinton had a favorite slogan that was popular when he was President,
“It’s the Economy, Stupid.”

But, Hillary’s slogan is just as potent and much more dangerous,
“It’s mental health, stupid!”

http://www.newswithviews.com/Hoge/anita129.htm

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Here is another post from Alice Linahan:

Think the state is not taking over local control of traditional public schools? Think Again!

The decision by Tx Commissioner of Education Mike Morath highlights risky nature of PSJA Superintendent Daniel King’s scheme that promises to protect teacher rights while proposing a charter-like takeover of the entire district.

“The commissioner of education has published regulations that he is now simply ignoring,” said Texas AFT President Louis Malfaro. “His agenda of promoting charter school takeovers of public schools is more important to him than the rights of school employees spelled out in the law. In his rush to rubber stamp charter takeovers, he flouts his own regulations and violates the spirit of the law that speaks to the preservation of basic teacher rights.”

“All the assurances Superintendent King has been selling his teachers are being denied by TEA in the San Antonio case,” Malfaro said. “What the Commissioner is telling school districts (and by extension school district employees) is that even if districts want to preserve the rights of teachers and students in these contracts with partners, they can’t do it. These entities taking over the neighborhood schools have to have total autonomy in almost all areas, according to Commissioner Morath.”

http://www.texasaft.org/privatization/charter-schools/education-commissioner-morath-violates-his-own-regulations-to-support-charter-school-takeover-in-san-antonio-isd/

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A high school won’t let a senior wear an army sash at graduation:  http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/05/29/high-school-senior-told-she-cant-wear-us-army-sash-graduation

Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

I am the mother of an identified gifted learner. Proficiency Based Learning has turned our world upside down.  My daughter is in the 7th grade. She’s going through everything – physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically – that every 7th grader goes through. And then they decided to experiment and throw this on top of it all. She cries every day. At school and at home. This is not right.

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And here are some replies to this post:

Homeschool if you cannot afford a private school

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Homeschooling is not, in my opinion, a very good option

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homeschooling may be the only option for a family in order to obtain an education for their child. We must protect educational liberty which allows the parent-guardian to make educational decisions for their children, unlike school choice where the government makes the decisions.
But to dictate that every student must learn on a device and that is what is going on here. They can use any glamorous terminology they want it is wrong and still a one size fits all.

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I’m not worried about individual teachers. I believe that, as teachers, we must refuse to comply with abusive policies.
because , when there are no more professional teachers ,
there will be no more “real” education” except for the very wealthy. ( and I speak as a refuser)

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I call it abuse of the worst kind.And teachers, although most do not like it, have been too slow to refuse to participate.( And I speak as a life long teacher and worried grandmother)

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Every time a teacher implements anything in their classroom that packages learning, they are assembling the same box that will ship them out of a classroom.

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And to carry on with your perfect image, that same box will morph into a coffin for the “good little teachers” who tried to appease.!

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And NONE of this is what’s best for children. I promise you, it’s the CC standards themselves. They drive this machine of profit, data collection and mining. They drive the tech use and the related social dysfunctions. The Standards are the uranium in this bomb.

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AMEN
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Thank you for all of your very thoughtful responses. I’m hoping other parents – and maybe some teachers – will share their war stories. I knew this was going to be a disaster for my daughter from the outset. She is creatively gifted (although I hate to use the “g” word since so many people have an allergy to it). Past classroom awards she has received include “Most Animated Learner” and “Most Creative – For always being an original thinker.” How (and why) could anyone rein in all of that unbridled creative energy and try to shove it into little boxes? You’d have to break her first. The biggest tell in this is that she’s having the most difficult time in Language Arts. Language Arts! She writes books in her spare time, for goodness sakes! Really good books. But she’s being told that she needs to meet a long list of very dry standards, and told to “Be creative!” while slogging through all of the requirements. She stopped doing the work – and I really can’t blame her. Nothing ruins a fun time like a bunch of useless rules. Thanks for letting me vent.
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i am afraid you can talk to the district until you are blue on the face. There is only one thing you can do opt your child out of all technology period. No digital for assessments classwork, homework, or games etc and only allow pencil, paper, and books. However depending on where you are it may not be an option. You have to protect your child and ensure an environment that is comfortable for her needs and the public school setting may not be it. Know you are not alone your family is one of many.
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 Here is a post from a Washington anti-Common Core group:

Please do not believe Betsy DeVos when she said “Common Core is Dead.” It’s not. It’s everywhere still. It’s our WA State Learning Standards.

Online digital learning platforms use Common Core (as it was designed to do) to build their software.

We still need to keep fighting Common Core.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/04/24/betsy-devos-said-there-isnt-really-any-common-core-any-more-um-yes-there-is/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ed5cce85c072

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And another post from said group:

Update: It’s Third Sector Capital working with DEL. I do believe I have seen ReadyNation also working with WA, but I can’t find the link right now. I will post it in the comments. I am sure that Third Sector Capital works with ReadyNation.

ReadyNation is a Social Impact Bonds Group that has received lots of monies from the Gates Foundation.

They are holding a pre k Summit for business people only.

Yep they are trying to make money off of preschoolers.

BTW our DEL already works with these people.

Ready Nation is a Social Impact Bonds Group that has received lots of monies from the Gates Foundation.

https://wrenchinthegears.com/2018/05/28/pre-k-profit-readynation-hosts-global-business-leaders-in-new-york-city-this-november/

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Here is a post from a friend of mine:

DEAR, PARENTS WERE YOU POLLED? No? Me either. Let’s be clear this is UNION —->

The UNION letter was addressed to state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, who later said during a Newsday interview that NYSUT and other educational groups had been consulted before the state regulations were drafted.

The regulations would restrict the way that penalized districts spend federal Title I dollars by requiring them to set aside money to be used in encouraging greater student test participation, according to union analysts who have reviewed the 95-page regulatory document. (Hate to say it BUT, Told ya!)

Details on the amount of money to be set aside would be worked out after the regulations passed, education experts said.

In addition, “analysts” said, the proposed rules would change the way test-participation rates are factored into schools’ overall academic ratings, making it more likely that schools would be classified as scholastically deficient. (AGAIN, Told ya)

This could pressure reluctant parents into allowing their children to be tested, NYSUT officials said. (Wait, you guys supported passing ESSA right?)

The disputed regulations, posted last month by the state Education Department, are intended to meet requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which was approved in 2015. New York State’s Board of Regents is tentatively scheduled to take up the regulations for adoption at its next meeting June 11-12. (Of course they are, this is no surprise right?)

Previous state regulations required districts with low test participation to come up with plans for improvement but did not include sanctions like those evidently spelled out in the latest proposals. (Stop acting surprised will ya.)

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/opt-out-1.18922516

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

From Alice Linahan

In a nutshell-
While elections divide us- And, unelected bureaucrats like the Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath regulate us, and while America’s children are being shot in their classrooms; all of us are being controlled. How?

A system has been locked in place by both federal and state legislation. With government regulated “choice” comes accountability through rules and regulations by unelected bureaucrats.

Even if the US Department of Education is dismantled there are federal education dollars tied to mandates coming in via the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) from the Departments of HHS, Labor, Defense, and Education.

Below are the purposes of the College and Career Readiness/Common Core National Standards now codified into law through the passage of (WIOA) and the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA).

Shifts Education Philosophy– from an education of Opportunity (Equal Opportunity) based on academics; reading, writing, math, and history to an education of equity (Equal Outcomes) based on attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors.
Broadened Impact – The College and Career Readiness/Common Core National Standards expand the target from K-12 (Kindergarten through 12th grade) to a P-20W (Pre-school through College, Trade or Graduate School) workforce system.
Testing Based Outcomes– The College and Career Readiness Common Core National Standards shifts from the “Mental” (Academics and Knowledge-Based Tests) to “Behaviors” (Performance Standards and Competency for the workforce).
Adjustments to Ideology– Change American’s worldview from nationalism into globalism and allows for a government controlled economy known as “Dirigisme” or the more common use–a dirigiste economy. It means essentially a state-directed economy.
Dismantle traditional public schools– With locally elected school boards, in favor of charter-like structures (public/private partnerships) that will be forced to generate student data for global corporate profit and state control.

This NEW system known as a P-20W system will now track, psychologically profile and sort students from Pre-school through the Workforce.

Eventually, any student who opts out of the P-20W system will not be able to get a job in the workforce. Competency-based credentialing begins in Pre-school with this system. Therefore, it negatively impacts a student who does not take the state or federal dollars.

When they say…
Every Student Succeeds they mean Lifelong learning so every student means EVERY American from pre-school through the workforce.

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Here is a post from Lynne Taylor, the Common Core Diva:

If ever we needed proof what “education” has become..
Remember this the next time someone says we need skilled workers. Many of us here know that has been the plan all along. The CCSS Machine isn’t hiding this truth anymore. ESSA made no bones about it, “all education must be aligned to post-secondary readiness as laid out by WIOA”. (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)

apprenticeship sneaky sneaky sneaky

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Here is another post from the Common Core Diva:

If you think small time media hasn’t sold out to the CCSS Machine, take this truth, for example:
I gave a fact based, truth filled interview a couple of years ago to this magazine as the ‘con’ side to Common Core in NC. My 5 pages, was of course, reduced, but the content was re-arranged so more room was available for the pro side. Here is their latest set of lies, and my response.

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And yet another post from her:

Warriors, I’ve recently returned from and education related conference. Sex Ed and its inappropriateness was a key portion. Did you know “Dr.” Kinsey was NOT anyone of scientific worth?
His ‘research’ was forced. His victims abused (some died). Parents were not informed of his activities. All our modern sex ed is based on this quack’s findings. WHY?

sex ed bad

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And here are some replies to said post:

Yes, I’ve known about him for years. His research subjects were generally men from mental hospitals and prisons. They participated in every kind of sexual deviancy known to man. He used this data to make it seem like this type of behavior was normal within the general population. That’s the equivalent of using members of an AA meeting to provide statistical proof that addictions are so ubiquitous that they must be typical human behavior.

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have your read Dr. Judith Reisman’s evidence? She was granted money by the US Dept of Justice to investigate Kinsey. Her proof was so powerful and truthful DoJ buried it.

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Yes, I am aware. I’m also aware of the trash…reworking of the DSM. How do you even begin to deal with this when it’s infected the culture to this extent?

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I don’t recall reading anything specifically by her, but it doesn’t surprise me that evidence was buried. Kinsey has been the driving force behind so much of the sexual education movement, and of course comprehensive sexuality education is a very critical component to the overarching plan to destroy traditional morality. To do this, the plan’s proponents must undermine the thinking/reasoning centers of students and feed the emotional, instinct driven centers of the brain. It sure makes it a lot easier to move from a society focused upon individual action and accountability and founded upon “natural rights” to one that acts collectively and venerates “human rights” if you can move a large group of people to endorse your political platform based solely upon emotional appeal. Normalizing all types of sexuality also feeds the diversity beast and promotes the idol of “tolerance”.

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And yet another post from her:

Dr. Judith Reisman, head of the Child Protection Institute, has a 2nd edition of her book (Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences) out. This is page 274. Note the date. Have things improved since the 1950s?! No, the federal/ corporate intrusion has worsened terribly.

 chart of evil
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And yet another post from her:
Warriors, I am on the road, but fed Ed news won’t escape me while away from my desk.
NC’s death knell notice for education was announced today.
@CAintheCR
education dies in NC
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And here is another post from her:
My local news just reported that Charlotte-Mecklenberg schools are devoting over $40 million of it’s 2018-19 budget to pay for school psychologists, school social workers, etc. Teachers not set to receive any of the funds, so they are protesting tonight for an extra 5.9% raise on top of NC’s raise. Then, at tonight’s meeting, universal Pre-K implementation. Can anyone say #agenda?
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Here is a post from a Utah anti-Common Core group:

Sometimes when I do the math I become very angry. Utah has just approved two new state wide testing contracts to replace the SAGE test. I added up the price tag for the two and the total is $80,243,642. Lets just say that a teacher’s benefit package equals $100,000 (which was not my case but lets pretend). These tests are costing the state of Utah the equivalent of 800 teachers. Will this test tell us more about the education of our students then 800 teachers could? Will it enhance our student’s education more then 800 teachers would?” Thanks Joylin Lincoln, very well said.

What irks me more is the pretending that RISE is somehow different from SAGE even though the questions are the same. What is a shiny new outhouse when you leave the inside the same? Just saying….

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And here are some replies to said post:

The rebranding price tag of $44,000 was more then my salary last year.

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What happened today with the discussion for opt outs? With SAGE gone, is there still a parents right to opt out of these two tests?

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Yes, they are applying for a moratorium for a year why they try to develop a plan.

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Spending another $80m of our taxpayer dollars to perpetuate common core. 😡

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Utah is going interoperable with other states with assessments. This is the next step towards the complete loss of local curriculum control. Parents need to understand that curriculum IS assessment and assessment IS curriculum. Common Core was always about “Next Generation Assessments.”

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both are STILL aligned to CCSS, both data rape students. I have researched both before. Let me know if you want the truth USBE left out

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It irks me too. It is so frustrating that the rebranding is happening. Every parent needs to know they are the same test. Opt out!

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It’s election time people! Let’s get out there, GET VOCAL and make sure we get pro-parent candidates who have their eyes open to what CC really is elected and fighting for what will ACTUALLY help our children’s education.

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Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

“Children are naturally curious and learning is naturally pleasurable. Small releases of dopamine in the brain encourages a child to persevere with the long-term difficult practice needed to build skills naturally over time, such as with sports, arts, and music.

What Silicon Valley is banking on, is to bypass human social interactions and community education experiences by hijacking children’s brains directly with more potent and powerful interactive technologies, where larger doses of dopamine are released, such as happens with drugs, video games and gambling. Their goal is to make the education software as addictive as possible, and they are quite up-front about that.”

And it then quotes another post:

“Many parents intuitively understand that ubiquitous glowing screens are having a negative effect on kids. But it’s even worse than we think. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex — which controls executive functioning, including impulse control — in exactly the same way that cocaine does.

Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the addiction dynamic — as much as sex. This addictive effect is why Dr. Peter Whybrow, director of neuroscience at UCLA, calls screens “electronic cocaine” and Chinese researchers call them “digital heroin…”

~Nicholas Kardaras, M.D., August 27, 2016

Source: It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies http://nypost.com/2016/08/27/its-digital-heroin-how-screens-turn-kids-into-psychotic-junkies/

“The Edu-tech Revolution has begun. At this very moment new computer games and education software are being developed to teach children academics one-to-one via computers. Following on the success of the hi-tech gaming industry, the goal is to use technology to transform schooling.

By merging education and entertainment technologies, advocates and investors of these products stress the potential for educating children faster, more effectively and less expensively than schools currently do. Unfortunately, there are a number of potential problems.

First, many of these new programs are being designed to collect data from children so as to maintain individual personal profiles, that investors and corporations can utilize to design future products and monitor individuals as they move from education into the workforce. T

Moreover, some investors hope to use this data to construct what they expect will become a trillion dollar education market (such as we had with housing) to bundle and sell school and software investments on Wall Street.

Also VERY concerning, is that many Silicon Valley engineers are attempting to make edu-tech software as “pleasurable” as possible, using addictive video “gaming” strategies to design their education products.

Children are naturally curious and learning is naturally pleasurable. Small releases of dopamine in the brain encourages a child to persevere with the long-term difficult practice needed to build skills naturally over time, such as with sports, arts, and music.

What Silicon Valley is banking on, is to bypass human social interactions and community education experiences by hijacking children’s brains directly with more potent and powerful interactive technologies, where larger doses of dopamine are released, such as happens with drugs, video games and gambling. Their goal is to make the education software as addictive as possible, and they are quite up-front about that.”

Source: Edu-Tech’s Brave New World – How Education Software is Being Designed to Hijack Children’s Brains https://creativesystemsthinking.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/edu-techs-brave-new-world-how-education-software-is-being-designed-to-hijack-childrens-brains/

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

This filthy anti American progressive agenda driven organization has infiltrated the NW suburbs school systems as it says; Yo collect data and push their agena with the information collected from students their families and the schools. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR KIDS TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY QUESTIONNAIRES OR SURVEYS OF ANY KIND. We need to get a full transparent accounting of how their tentacles are in the schools and who asked us.

http://www.joycefdn.org

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

“The most recent casualty was Utah which had requested a waiver for the 95% test rate to comply with recently passed state statute which says students can be opted out of statewide testing by their parents and, the school and its employees are to suffer no ill effects as a result of a parent exercising those parental rights. Secretary Devos, carrying out the instructions of the publicly unknown members of the plan review committee, denied this waiver request.”

http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/congress-doesnt-respect-parents-not-really/

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

The state’s Board of Regents, in a split vote Monday, tentatively agreed to controversial new rules aimed at school districts on Long Island and across New York where large numbers of students boycott state tests.

The new regulations — which among other provisions could result in some schools being required to set aside federal aid money to encourage greater student test participation — passed with 14 Regents in favor and three abstaining.

Regent Roger Tilles, who represents Nassau and Suffolk counties on the board, voted with the majority but expressed continuing concern over what he described as “onerous” sections of the regulations.

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, whose staff drafted the regulations, emphasized at the board meeting that a final Regents vote on the rules would not be held until September and that the public would have another opportunity to comment on the regulations in the meantime.

“Everybody didn’t get everything that they wanted,” the commissioner said. “But we came up, I think, with a very comprehensive plan.”

Some board members contended that parents and others with misgivings about Albany’s testing program probably would be confused by certain aspects of the new regulations, including the use of complex formulas to factor in test opt-out rates as part of school district’s academic ratings.

“I think our message is garbled,” said one of the Regents who abstained, Susan Mittler of Ithaca. “There is not an understanding of what these tests are and why we are asking children to take them.”

The rules, aimed at districts with high test-refusal rates, are part of broader regulations that would enforce a federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, which was adopted in 2015.

ESSA, like a previous federal statute that it replaced, requires at least 95 percent of eligible students in every public school nationwide to take annual state tests in English and math. Only a handful of schools on Long Island meet that requirement due to a series of massive annual test boycotts.

In April, nearly half of all eligible students in Nassau and Suffolk counties — 91,974 in all — declined to take the state’s English Language Arts assessments in grades three through eight, a Newsday survey showed. The inquiry drew responses from 115 districts out of a regional total of 124.

The state’s latest regulations would affect schools falling below the 95 percent benchmark in several ways, both financial and academic.

On the fiscal side, the regulations would authorize the state education commissioner to take certain steps, “which may include requiring that the district set aside a portion of its Title I funds to use on activities to increase student participation in state assessments.”

Title I is a major federal program that provides more than $15 billion a year nationwide, mostly to help students struggling with their math and reading lessons.

Groups representing unionized teachers and the parent boycott have attacked the new rules, which are more sweeping than regulations initially proposed in April.

On Wednesday, leaders of New York State allies for Public Education, a statewide parent and education group, sent a letter to Elia contending that the rules would allow her to “impose a financial penalty” on districts — action that the state has not taken in the past. New York State United Teachers, a union group, takes the same position.

Elia aides disagree that the Title I set-asides would constitute a penalty. So does the Education Trust – New York, a nonprofit private agency based in Manhattan that supports ESSA as a means of raising academic achievement, especially among minority students.

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/new-york-state-regents-1.19134103

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And here are some replies to said post:

You just don’t get it and why my child no longer attends public school.

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They just keep doubling down on this shit testing!
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Who is looking into the Algebra Regents!!!! Another set up for failure today!!!
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Can you opt out of regents and still get a Hugh school diploma? I thought they only give regents diplomas now
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That is correct, as far as I know. Only Regents diplomas.
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If they have IEP they can score a 55 on the regents and earn a local diploma.
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 I switched from an IEP to a 504 because the SPED in my district is horrific and totally counter productive, so what now ? Also NYS requires 2 years of foreign language for HS, tried to get an exemption from this and cannot get it without putting him back into SPED. Devastating and infuriating.
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Sick! And we (taxpayers and parents) are allowing this???!!!!
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Take away the $$$$by removing the children from public schools & see how fast they change! Parents need to speak with their actions
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Looks like Roger Tilles isn’t REPRESENTING us at all!
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None of them do. They nod like Pavlov’s Dogs. So does Elia and Rosa to Linda Darling Hammond.
Notice NYS first in nation to implement SEL curriculum. Smh
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Time to leave New York State. Forcing you to take the test!! It is all about the money!! Aren’t there laws against bullying???😂😂😂
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They know there’s a diploma crisis that’s impacting tens of thousands of students who won’t be able to go to college, vocational school, the military, or apply for civil service jobs. There have been incremental changes, but it’s far from resolution of the problem and leaves far too many kids with no future – leaves them twisting in the wind. And that is after twelve or more years of working hard toward a goal – and being denied because They. Can’t. Pass. A. Standardized. Sub-par. Test. that neither the BoR or Ms. Elia has vetted.
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Let’s NOT forget that parents were dismissed and told to stand in the corner. Take care of the teachers and APPR and it will trikle down dontcha know! Happy teachers will make happy classrooms, then they can “shut their doors and do what they need to do” they said.

SEVEN YEARS later, parents are still waiting for the teacher’s union to come out strongly against the reforms. Bill Gates said he needed 10yrs for the experiment, folks we are going into year 8.

When are we going to start to stop?

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 Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

GEF has released a new report. Peter Senge wrote the intro. I had extensive conversations last year with one of the authors concerning their last report and the dangers of so much celebration of an edutech-centric future.

Is this much better, a bit better or… not?

https://futuref.org/educationfutures

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And here are some replies to said post:

Can you imagine a radical shift in the way we teach kids to walk? Of course not.

The proposal of where we need to go is scary. “Societal wisdom” sure sounds like indoctrination.

Are the authors suggesting our founding fathers had no wisdom? The citizens who supported the noble ideals presented in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution had no societal wisdom?

We need to stop meddling in K-12 education, return to the proven practices to teach kids to read, write, do math and know stuff. The future belongs to them!

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“Protopia” sounds a lot like a pseudo-utopia wherein technology and AI will be used to “make today a little better than yesterday”. Tell that to the dying man, eh!

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Biofeedback devices? Personal competence profile and personal reputation….??? 😦

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This is all very exhausting! It’s hard for me to imagine learning this way. So many children and adults learn by doing, project-based learning, growing plants, drawing, painting, investigating how cells work, making new discoveries from manipulating variables, observation and study of animals, etc. The only way I see to counteract this technical system evolving for profit, is to work around it and create environments that most people can relate to, that draws them, ignites their interest, that pulls them into wanting to learn more. Much of what students have learned in the fragmented educational system has left them with the question, “Why do we need to know this?” When we get to work and collaborate ideas and expertise and create projects and hands-on real-life experiments that immediately show us why we are learning it, then maybe we can beat this thing. Being physical while working is also mentally and physically healthier. I don’t know, I think we better start collaborating with scientists, artists, horticulturist, farmers, culinary and nutritionists, environmental engineers etc, and create model learning environments in the real world for our future education. Whatever we teach, whether it is math or reading, we need to make many living connections to it.

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Working in the International Baccalaureate, I see this all the time: good ideas about student at the center of education then turned into a massive set of criteria and metrics surrounded by impenetrable language and constant micromanaging of the students themselves. This is not what is needed; it is just another competence based system with fancy graphics. We need kids in real life with real people and real problems.

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totally agree. It’s often all about hidden control, for various motives, like sales of tech metric systems to teachers fearing chaos in class, but perhaps most of all, states fearing critical citizens.

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and of course fearing chaos in class comes from large classes of disaffected students, so there is a positive feedback loop that is constantly, if not purposefully, amplified.

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Exactly. I think we need a deep study into loop cycles that make matters worse, and stack logical expansion on logical expansion into madness, like if one test works, why not two, why not prepare for the tests better, why not drop everything else just to be sure students score the best, then why not bring in tech that measures every tiny choice leading up to the test, and why not then call those who fail or drop out losers? etc. Similar with our whole society and surveillance. oh boy.

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And another post from this group:

Wow-just wow. “However, we added a little wrinkle just to be spicy. Working with our behavioral research team, we modified a player’s charity vote by their in-game honor level, or how sportsmanlike and pleasant they were to play with. The higher their in-game honor level, the more weight their vote carried. Our goal was to link the in-game behavior to real-world implications in order to help change the self-narrative of players, both in and out of the game…We are excited to continue exploring what we can do to help mobilize our players (and ourselves) to keep making social impact and changing the narrative about what it means to be a gamer.”

Riot Games is funding Institute of Play, which is promoting gamification of education. If folks are looking for a summer read, check out Daniel Suarez’s books “Daemon” and “Freedom.” The first is a bit schlocky, but you have to read it to get to the next one which is more thoughtful IMO.

https://www.riotgames.com/en/csr/giving-gamers-agency-in-social-impact

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

ALG II conversion chart

conversion chart of cheats and lies

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Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

If you haven’t seen this graphic from global education futures, it shows what is really meant by “student centered.” See competence portfolios on the right hand side?

poor mistreated student

Now look at the video that was posted below…

https://vimeo.com/135088077?from=outro-local

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And here are some replies to said post:

Graphic above from this doc: http://edu2035.org/pdf/GEF.Agenda_eng.pdf

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This is a frightening document. Who could believe that education would become a science fiction novel:(

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It is simply a Communist type form of government that runs your life, and tells everyone what they are allowed to do.

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This explains it… has been in the works for a long time. This is bigger than the US, it is world wide, but Hillary is implicated.http://www.eagleforum.org/educate/marc_tucker/

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An entire global population whose psycho-social development is mediated through authoritarian instruction/directions on a digital screen?

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OMG!! Orwellian, Huxleyan! What an old school thinking with new tech. More disconnection, more measuring, more testing, more competition, more refined demanding and less humane presence.

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Yes. And this kind of ed is being implemented NOW.. its not a future vision, its a blueprint being created and tested on children at this very moment.

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Yes and they seem to be taking the education language like “student centered learning”and applying that language to their program.

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Yes, exactly. And they are adopting all the best ideas from positive and motivational psychology, emphasizing social and emotional intelligence and growth mindset. BUT, they don’t just want to help support these skills, they want to measure and assess them, monitor students, rank and score them.

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It’s really the old repackaged with new language. We have already seen what schools have been doing around the nation. I have been in schools recently that have 50 kids in one classroom all sitting facing a computer screen. Charter schools around here are not held accountable at all. I worked for a school that took all of my language, and still uses it today but does not have a program that represents the language.

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Yes, education has become highly profitable with the charter schools and new Edtech methods which they call “personalized” “learner-centered” and competency based. But it really means more time putting kids on computers.

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And is there any link between New America and GEF? A friend who had contact with some GEF advisory board members (they wanted her to join) said her sense was they don’t have much money. New America appears to be rolling in it… https://www.newamerica.org/our-funding/our-funders/

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I haven’t done much research on the advisors, though a number of Emily’s posts discuss Vander Ark. GEFF is headed by Pavel Luksha, with the Skolkovo Institute in Russia. Obviously the current political climate has put a damper on US/Russia partner initiatives. I think MIT pulled out of a relationship they had had a few years back. I don’t know of a direct tie between New America and GEFF.

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“The primary operator of GEFF is Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, a world-class research institution co-founded by Skolkovo Foundation (Russia) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). RF Group serves as the initiative co-founder, and sets the initial context of the event with our Education Futures Global Agenda report.” http://refuture.me/

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In 2014 the FBI warned MIT about their concerns over espionage linked with Skolkovo. https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/20/fbi-warns-us-tech-companies-mit-russians-may-be-se/

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Are there other American ed tech company consortiums that have a similar manifesto?

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Tom Vander Ark got his start with the Gates Foundation and is one of the main advocates for CBE/digital curriculum in the US. He is a GEFF advisor and is a partner in Learn Capital. This is their portfolio: http://learncapital.com/portfolio/

He was also on the board of iNACOL. Through him GEFF has some tie to most ed-tech initiatives in the US. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomvanderark

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New report from GEF… http://futuref.org/educationfutures#rec55086012

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#Deepshit We live in a system where profit at the cost of the whole is rewarded, where destruction of nature makes sense, and smart new forms of slavery are welcomed by the ‘owners’. We live in a system where children either learn to support the system, for if they’ll fail, they’ll feed the system with forced labour if need be. Countless people seek alternatives, seek change, address issues. But the core is rotten, succesfull change far away. Ideas of how to change it are many, but none yet succesfully going viral across the globe igniting a massive shift. What essential arguments, would make all eyes go open en all teachers join the revolution? Sadly the insights above, many here will share, aren’t doing it.

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If you are in Norway, you should have NORDEFCO on your radar. It is an Scandinavian extension of the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative that originated in the US Defense Department. They, in partnership with the US Department of Education, have largely coordinating been coordinating the ed-tech transition here since the late 1990s. I believe they are behind the shift in places like Finland to tech-heavy “phenomenon-based learning.” https://nordicadl.com/archive/adl-conference/

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This looks like the International Baccalaureate on tech steroids. The problem is our whole system of evaluation: https://regenerativepedagogydotcom.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/deep-evaluation/

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One of the early pioneers of Facebook and its first President Sean Parker, voiced his regret regarding helping create social media in the form we know it today, saying:

“I don’t know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because of the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or 2 billion people and it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other… God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”

Parker says the social networking site exploits human psychological vulnerabilities through a validation feedback loop that gets people to constantly post to get even more likes and comments.

“It’s exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because you’re exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology,” he said. “The inventors, creators — it’s me, it’s Mark [Zuckerberg], it’s Kevin Systrom on Instagram, it’s all of these people — understood this consciously. And we did it anyway.”  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-21/depressing-chart-mark-zuckerberg-does-not-want-you-see

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

Cathy Ruse reports for Family Research Council, May 15, 2018, that public school students in Fairfax County, Virginia, are subjected to 80 hours of “Family Life Education” sex ed — on the kids’ evolving “sexual identity,” the proper handling of contraceptive drugs and devices, and how to give consent for sex.

But Fairfax County’s longtime Democrat-controlled school board is set to take things from bad to worse…

http://www.frcblog.com/2018/05/fairfax-county-school-board-teach-kids-biological-sex-meaningless/

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Students in South Carolina being indoctrinated against the police in high school English:  https://www.westernjournal.com/parents-outraged-after-students-are-assigned-anti-police-summer-reading/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=PostSideSharingButtons&utm_content=2018-06-16&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons

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

Her mother says that she was told by the principal that her daughter did not meet all of her graduation requirements for the 2018 school year – specifically for not taking one of two required Ohio State tests.

http://fox8.com/2018/06/11/student-denied-graduation-over-state-test/

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

Moms and Dads in Millard County. Guess what? Your district has now become the pilot rural district for “personalized,” global-citizen-based, curriculum. If you wonder why your kids are getting Google Chromebooks, it’s because your district has sold out to UNESCO—the UN’s education ministry.

Millard District has received a grant to partner with the Consortium for School Networking. The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is a partner with UNESCO—the UN’s education ministry. President Trump and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have called UNESCO anti-Israel for a reason. If you need that translated, it means anti-Christian.

This technology partnership is designed to, eventually, gut local curriculum control through online learning. UNESCO is heck-bent on sexualizing curriculum worldwide. This is well documented. Just do a quick search for UNESCO, Planned Parenthood and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). CSE is designed to integrate throughout online, globalized curriculum—including through subjects like Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy.

Dads. On this Father’s Day, this is your battle cry. Don’t march in Millard’s 4th of July parade, or bother watching it, unless you truly defend America’s children—your children. Rise up and protect your children from these soul-destroying, globalist tyrants. You’re selling your souls for a mess of pottage.

I grew up in rural Utah. Dads in rural Utah “get” freedom and what it takes to defend and maintain it. It’s time, Dads.

See:
https://cosn.org/…/innovating-rural-school-districts%E2%80%…

https://cosnconference.org/program/global/

https://cosn.org/…/cosn-unesco-release-working-papers-mobil…

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And here are some replies to said post:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/nairobi/about-this-office/single-view/news/unesco_trains_primary_and_secondary_teachers_on_comprehensiv/

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wow.

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“there is need for ongoing technical guidance, mentorship and supervision of teachers; moreover training for school inspectors is required to ensure there are mechanisms in place to ensure effective monitoring at the district level.”

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Yep. They’re tracking districts through the data systems.

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I’m in Millard County and often wondered about the Chromebooks… what do I do about it? Can I keep my kids off of them?

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Yes! You are the parents!!

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But, just know that the school will likely challenge you because the entire district is starting to grade children on their global competencies: values, attitudes and behaviors.

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The reason they need each child on their own Chromebook is that children are supposed to be moved from 3x per year assessments into curriculum-embedded assessment so that their behaviors can be tracked (and shaped) continuously. When your children can’t be tracked, their “growth” can’t be measured and so the school gets caught between federal laws for student growth measurements and parental rights to control curriculum.

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The district has received a grant so they cannot back away from this plan now. They have chosen money over parental rights.

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Please, do what you can to protect your own kids and keep us posted on this thread on how the district and school react. They will tell you that local/state teachers are developing the curriculum, and there’s nothing to worry about. But. The young teachers are being trained to choose pre-curated curricukum. Often, they don’t actually vett the curriculum. And, logistically, they can’t vett it if every child is learning something different on a computer-adaptive platform. When the online curriculum adapts, in real time, it can’t be vetted—by design.

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I would encourage you to watch the video I posted above where I explain the goal for Google, Microsoft and UNESCO. Share it with any parents who will listen. I would be happy to come to Millard and give the presentation in person too, where I could answer questions.

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Prayers for you and yours!

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I spoke with the principal at the high school about their increased usage of electronic learning last year and how it was affecting my kids and unfortunately it fell on deaf ears.

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In our school district’s enrollment process, there is a question that asks parents if we would allow internet access. Does your enrollment process ask that? If so, just say no. And even if it doesn’t, just tell the teacher you want paper printouts for everything. No online assignments.

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Our district does digital citizenship and I opted my kid out. I later found out that one of the software questions asks kids if they considered a truck a gift option for a boy birthday and a doll a gift option for a girl birthday. When answered yes, the student was told that is a sexist thing to think and then it explained why. This was through the (not-so) Common Sense Media online program. This group has backed legislation here in CA that is anti parental rights under the guise of “helping” kids. Thankfully it was defeated, for now. The group frequently backs children’s privacy legislation but their own privacy statement does not. Complete hypocrisy! Wolves in sheep’s clothing all over the place!

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The power of Common Sense Education is in their content curation systems which are starting to precurate online content for teachers. Have you seen Common Sense’s Digital Citizenship curriculum for 6th-8th graders? I can email it to you if you want to message me your email.

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I have had a preview of it through an hour long district presentation. But more info. would be great! I will message you my e-mail. I know they also give surveys at the end without parental notification or permission. CSM is a huge political thorn in my side! The Steyer brothers are political activists and Chelsea Clinton is on their advisory board. Bad news all around.

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Yep. Bad news! And with teacher training favoring their friend Darling-Hammond’s SEL (InTASC) Standards, it’s going to get much harder for parents to fight Common Sense curriculum integration into the schools.

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Public schools all around our nation aren’t teaching our innocent children what they deserve toward their futures. Instead reformation and rewriting American History as well as other mandatory learning textbooks aren’t even mentioned anymore. This in itself is the downgrading producing more illiteracy than good. Homeschooling and Charter is much more effective as a proven accomplishment students deserve.

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UDPATE: The first link about Millard and CoSn didn’t work. Here is the corrected link. I’ve tried to update it on those pages that shared it, but not everyone’s page is public. Please revise it if you’ve shared this story so that people can access it:

https://cosn.org/about/news/innovating-rural-school-districts—cosn-improve-student-success-through-new-technology

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Here is a post from Shannon Joy:

THIS IS BAD. Really, really, really bad ———->

Every child to labor for the corporate elites, wholly owned by the GOVERNMENT. Groomed and tracked in government schools. 21st Century Slavery.

This will be SPUN as ‘Trump abolishes the Dept. Of Education’ or ‘shrinks government’ … don’t be fooled.

(BTW – we’ve been telling y’all this was coming for the past 3.5 years!)

#CommonCore

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/06/20/us/politics/20reuters-usa-trump-education-labor.html

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Here is a post from a friend of mine:

WE KNEW IT!! Unions will hold hostage schools in the Fall? Rumbling across states of Fall mass strikes

“Ms. Harrison urges a change in public schools from “an education model” to a “medical/behavioral/tactical model” where teachers will become well versed in medicine, fire arms handling and psychology so as to be better able to do the government’s work of treating, protecting and molding the minds of the state’s children.

Of course, it’s all tied together with more training, more administration and more money for the public school leviathan. So it goes. Big government grows bigger by creating legions of government employees represented by big government supportive unions who have a vested interest in supporting even bigger government. The rest of us are left to watch and experience government’s continual incremental takeover of just about everything…”

http://thelibertychronicle.com/teachers-union-politics-in-west-virginia/

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

**The History of Goals 2000**
In 1989, a coalition of state governors concerned about the ailing state of America’s public schools proposed a solution: “Goals 2000.” This program would set educational goals for the nation’s public schools to be achieved by the year 2000, create a framework for implementing the goals, and provide incentives for the states to cooperate in meeting the goals.
By 1994, the eight national goals were in place and Goals 2000 was an official federal program.

The Eight National Goals

1. By the year 2000, all children will start school ready to learn.

2. By the year 2000, the high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90 percent.

3. By the year 2000, all students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography, and every school in America will ensure that all students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment in our Nation’s modern economy.

4. By the year 2000, the Nation’s teaching force will have access to programs for the continued improvement of their professional skills and the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to instruct and prepare all American students for the next century.

5. By the year 2000, United States students will be the first in the world in mathematics and science achievement.

6. By the year 2000, every adult American will be literate and will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

7. By the year 2000, every school in the United States will be free of drugs, violence and the unauthorized presence of firearms and alcohol and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning.

8. By the year 2000, every school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of children.

https://hslda.org/content/docs/nche/000010/200209010.asp

Students are calling for the removal of a brave school board member in Elgin, IL because she suggested that the new rules of student code of conduct may consider it bullying to address a “transgender” person by the “wrong” gender pronoun:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-u46-school-board-meeting-st-0517-20160517-story.html

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Here is a post from the Common Core Diva:

Warriors, take note: the merger of Ed and Labor will not rest solely on PreK to College education, but on every single American citizen in need of going to work or getting ‘education’ to earn credentials TO work.
The merger will NOT close the U.S. Dept. of Education, but enlarge it. The merger will disrespect your school choice.
Both Ed and Labor Cabinet Agencies are ILLEGAL. Why do we need to comply?
We should revolt.
Quote me, if you like.

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Here is a post from Women on the Wall:

“Jane Robbins, senior fellow at American Principles Project (APP), told Breitbart News in a statement the administration’s proposal is “riddled with problems.”

“Rather than returning government to the people as the president promised, it centralizes government,” she said. “It codifies the Common Core-type workforce development model of job training, rather than genuine education, and gives Big Business outsized influence on what happens in schools. It promotes data sharing and citizen tracking for the benefit of a government-managed economy. It’s a mess. We can only hope Congress rejects it outright.”

In an interview with Breitbart News, Eunie Smith, president of the Eagle Forum, said the administration’s proposal is mind-boggling in its apparent acceptance that it is the role of the federal government to plan the workforce.

Smith said the proposal is a “Jeb Bush-type plan” that suggests “the only purpose of education is to prepare a citizen for a slot in the workforce.”

“Rather than equip an individual to pursue whatever goal he sets for himself as part of his God-given freedom, this is, instead, the German model being pushed by misguided business interests and some state interests,” she explained. “As a result, the type of education an individual would receive would be influenced by crony corporations dictating to schools the skills needed for future workers.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/22/trump-administration-proposes-merging-education-labor-departments/

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Here is another post from the Common Core Diva:

This graphic appeared in a 4 part video series from Freedom Project Media in 2017. I was one of the 3 expert panelists. With the HEA (Higher Education Act) being re-vamped by the same Sellout Congressional traitors as ESSA, we saw the writing on the Wall.
With the Ed/Labor merger, this is all we will know in America. Look how closely we are to the end game goal: global workforce training.
#ourtimeisrunningout

time running out

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Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

YOU are witnessing Marc Tucker’s “necessary revolution in school policy” brought to the country by Lamar Alexander & the Education Cartel…….Common Standards, High-Stakes Testing, Career Ladders, Pay-for-Performance, Charter Schools, No Child Left Behind, Every Student Succeeds Act, Pay-for-Success and now…….federal Career Tecnical and Higher Education Acts…..all to complete the data collection system necessary to use predictive analytics to place your child on the pathway in the New American Schools human capital (education/labor) development system……….It has taken 30 years to get to this point……Will America choose to continue to sit on the sidelines?

And here is a post that was quoted by the post above:

On the Hill next week: Career and Technical Education Act (CTE)(also called Carl D. Perkins Act) is BEING MARKED UP…watch for the Fast Track! Over $1 BILLION on the line.

National Governors Association (NGA) is telling the Senate education committee “Perkins must be connected to state economic development and workforce systems.” Politico

Senate HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander doesn’t need to be told. He was in on the ground floor of this deal since 1986 (at least).

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Here is a post from the Common Core Diva Lynne Taylor:

Is this really education’s goal? It wasn’t supposed to be. How to think, act, and live; not what the think do, or where you will work.

no no we wont go

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And here is a reply to this post:

I still remember the day my principal stood before me in a staff meeting (way back in about 2000?) and asked, “what should be the purpose of education? Shouldn’t it be workforce ready?” I was like No. Hell no.
That was back in NCLB years (and anyone who complained, about how we were actually REDUCING education, and NARROWING it, was accused of just suffering from the soft bigotry of low expectations ) and I’ve had to watch the nonsense train ever since, especially since it’s through constant measuring and torturing of data in accountability that forces compliance.
So, Big business and monopoly power, has already changed the purpose of education to fit big business, –mostly, but not completely–this is just a final continuation of that and digital makes it all the easier.
Two words: Powell Memo. Oh, and one more: Greed.

Here is a post from a New York anti-Common Core group that helps explain why more attacks are happening at schools:

“…Under Mayor de Blasio, the Department of Education required teachers provide full documentation of a range of non-punitive interventions to at least three midlevel offenses before asking their principal to issue a suspension. Principals, in turn, had to apply in writing to a central office that often rejected their requests.”

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And another post from said group:
The Poughkeepsie school district board just sent me a statement, announcing the 2018 four-year June graduation rate for Poughkeepsie High School: 48 percent.
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 It is tragically ironic how this 13-year-old faces a FELONY for doing (recording someone without their consent) what Ed Tech companies do to HUNDREDS of students EVERY DAY without repercussions:
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 Here is a post from a friend of mine:

The letter lays out the master plan of the Clinton Administration to take over the entire U.S. educational system so that it can serve national economic planning of the workforce.

The letter makes it clear that Hillary participated in the development of that plan some time before the election, though it was scarcely reported at the time. The plan is sweeping in scope, and largely signed into law in 1994 by Clinton’s Democratically controlled Congress (in the Goals 2000 Act, the School-to-Work Act, and the reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act).

That legislation continues to move our system today, and is being implemented in all fifty states, driven by money and mandates from the federal level.

https://axiomamuse.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/transforming-education-marc-tuckers-dear-hillary-letter/

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

🚩🚩🚩A bipartisan agreement has been reached to update the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act. It DICTATES at least $1 billion of our federal tax dollars on career and technical education programs. Fine? But…

THE PLAN: “Broad authority” to the States to develop their own improvement plans. BUT if states don’t hit their goals, then the Secretary of Education could “hold them accountable.”
That PLUS the Trump administration proposal to merge the Education and Labor departments and Education Department funding !!!!! #StopFedEd
🚩🚩🚩🚩THIS IS THE MARC TUCKER PLAN….🚩🚩🚩🚩

Marc Tucker

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Here is a  post from the anti-CBE group:

[name withheld] and I went down to Washington to confront the impact investors about their “secret bipartisan political plan” to privatize pretty much everything.

https://wrenchinthegears.com/2018/06/24/a-100-million-secret-bipartisan-political-plan-to-privatize-the-public-sector/

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And here are some replies to said post:

[name withheld], you regularly do yeoman’s work to expose the economic and workforce development agenda (and for anyone chancing to read this comment who hasn’t figured it out yet, workforce development is simply the education arm of economic development). This article is yet another example. Thank you. You and [name withheld]  are two of my preferred sources when I’m looking for details to back up what I’ve been saying to the conservative and libertarian crowds for a long, long time now–that the economic/workforce development agenda is not free, open, or voluntary in any way. It is, rather, the exploitation of the many by the few.

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I chuckled when you said that people seemed confused by your presence. I’m sure they were. The whole goal of the economic/workforce development crowd is to do their deals in a way that excludes the rest of us. And to a large extent they’ve succeeded in keeping it this way because most people are (sadly) not going to go to the lengths you do to investigate, analyze, and understand what is being done to them and their children in the name of “public good.”

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We are up against giants. Now that I‘ve seen the machine, I have to contest it. I‘ll go down swinging anyway.

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Just an addendum…You know, we’ve been trained so thoroughly, most of us. Folks on the so-called “Left” have been conditioned to side with the unions as at least the more trustworthy of government “partners.” Folks on the so-called “Right” have been conditioned to believe that the unions are the devil, while Big Business is the great savior. It occurs to very few that corruption pervades all of these institutions/groups, that they’re all mixing it up together to a greater or lesser degree, depending on what’s to be gained…and that none of them can be trusted to do the right thing. It’s up to us, and us alone, to engage and expose the truth. I thank you for all you do to disabuse people of the notion that the people who pose as saviors are anything of the kind, to let the corrupt know we’re watching, and to put the truth out there for all to see. I am more than grateful for you.

I was particularly peeved when both teachers unions threw us under the bus. While I dread the thought of no unions at all, what use are they if they’re bought out by Bill Gates? At the first NPE convention, Diane Ravitch extracted a promise from both unions not to accept more Gates’ money. Three days later, they accepted a grant from him.

In Chicago? I was there. I heard that promise from both union leaders. And sad to say, I was not surprised when they both broke those promises. What is more surprising to me is that Ravitch and the rest of the NPE crowd, some of whom are extremely intelligent, principled people (Cody, Burris, others) have failed to take a stance that holds union leadership to any substantive account.

I wasn’t there, but I followed the convention online. I will never forget it either. Or forgive.

Have you seen this? Ohio just voted down a bill to combine the state’s school, university and workforce development systems into a single new Department of Learning and Achievement — and now here it is at the Federal level. Plus MORE!

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Government-Reform-and-Reorg-Plan.pdf

And frankly it’s a miracle that Ohio voted the measure down. Now that the Feds are openly heading that direction, Ohio is likely to follow suit…unless the people of Ohio throw themselves on the train tracks.

With the Feds pushing it, no need for states to do it too. Or maybe it was our legislators growing a backbone. Or Kasich wanting to appear to thwart Trump without actually doing so. Like the old Chinese curse, we DO live in interesting times.

The Feds will do what the Feds always do. They’ll pass enabling legislation that incentivizes the states to go out and do likewise. In a word: comply.

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Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

From today’s Philadelphia Inquirer. Small quote from me, also Paul Thomas. I said so much more to Bender, including our decision to opt out of Google classroom, but that didn’t make it in. Full text below, because it is behind a paywall. http://www.philly.com/…/code-org-google-facebook-microsoft-…

Kindergarten coders: When is too early to put kids in front of screens?
Updated: JUNE 27, 2018 — 5:00 AM EDT

YONG KIM / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Jennifer Lentz with her children (right to left) Bryan, 7, Daisy, 4, and Thomas, 9, reading in their Swarthmore home. Lentz has concerns about her children’s screen time exposure.
by William Bender & Kristen A. Graham – Staff Writers

Last year, Jeremy Seedorf’s 9-year-old daughter and her classmates received tablet computers from their Lancaster County school. He wouldn’t let her bring one home: “The iPads were coming, and there was nothing we could do about it.”

In the Neshaminy School District, Jessica Reeder was taken aback when she discovered that her daughter had to use the Internet to do her 1st-grade homework: “That was a little bit concerning to us.”

Jennifer Lentz limits screen time at home for her sons, but she can’t stop the increasing amount they are getting in class at their Delaware County elementary school: “There are a lot of parents who feel like me. But I think they feel defeated.”

Hadi Partovi might consider that a victory.

Partovi, a tech entrepreneur and co-founder of the nonprofit Code.org, is leading a national effort to convince schools that more and younger is better when it comes to coding and computer science. Tech giants Microsoft, Facebook and Google are among Code.org’s financial backers. The goal is to fill the next generation of computer-related jobs.

Code.org has expanded its reach even as parents such as Seedorf, Reeder and Lentz try to slow the tech tide for their own children.

Twenty-five percent of all U.S. students now have Code.org accounts and 800,000 teachers use the site for class lessons, according to the nonprofit. Partovi said two-thirds of all 5th graders in the country have an account.

“It’s mind blowing, considering it’s something I started five years ago,” Partovi, an early investor in Facebook and Airbnb, said in a recent interview with the Inquirer and Daily News.

Code.org, headquartered in Seattle, has been pressing states to pass laws and adopt policies that support computer science, and, by extension, put technology in the hands of students at a younger age.

“Many would say we’re leading the movement,” Partovi said.

Gov. Wolf has embraced the tech approach, hoping to fill an estimated 17,000 to 21,000 computer-related jobs in Pennsylvania. Advocates say early access to technology in schools can help break the cycle of poverty for disadvantaged students.

“There is definitely a supply and demand gap,” Judd Pittman, a STEM consultant to state education secretary Pedro Rivera, said of unfilled jobs that require computer skills.

Wolf’s latest budget proposal includes a $50 million job training initiative to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and computer-science education. At a summit being held in Harrisburg this week, elementary school teachers can take Code.org’s one-day computer science fundamentals course. Over the past year, more than 1,300 teachers have been trained through a collaboration between the state’s intermediate units and Code.org.

In New Jersey, where Code.org says demand for computer jobs is even higher, all high schools are now required to offer computer science classes. Code.org and its partners have provided K-5 computer science training to 3,350 teachers.

Code.org has had remarkable success in advancing its agenda by offering free programs for schools and through a social-media-savvy marketing campaign and lobbying. It has raised $70 million since 2013. So far, 43 states have adopted education policies supporting computer science, Partovi said.

In Pennsylvania, Code.org has hired Bala Cynwyd lobbyist Sean Reilly, who served as political director for former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. Reilly said Code.org is seeking state funding for computer-science training for teachers. The state has endorsed computer-science standards and now allows those courses to count toward graduation, he said.

Code.org’s critics, however, question whether Silicon Valley should have so much influence over public education.

“Why is Bill Gates concerned about schools? He sees it as another market. He sees students as workers,” said Paul Thomas, an education professor at Furman University and a former high school English teacher. Thomas doubts the value of teaching so narrow a skill as coding.

“It’s better to teach them literacy, numeracy, how to think, how to be critical,” Thomas said, “so then they can kind of adapt to whatever the future requires.”

Lentz and other like-minded parents worry not just about excessive screen time, Internet addiction and data privacy. They ask whether the new courses are being taught too early in the name of workforce development – and at the expense of more fundamental skills, like critical thinking, empathy and collaboration.

“They should be doing what kids do and not thinking about their careers, when they’re eight years old, in a field they may not even go into,” said Lentz, a former Philadelphia assistant district attorney whose sons are in the 1st and 3rd grades.

Alison McDowell, a Philadelphia education activist and mother of a high school junior, questions Code.org’s motives.

“They’re pushing it down into really young grades,” she said. “Do we send kids to school so Oracle can pay people less because they have twice as many people for the jobs?”

Partovi, a father of three, describes computer science as a “basic foundation” for current and future jobs, not just in the tech industry, but in government, finance, manufacturing, entertainment and other industries looking to hire technology talent.

“The screen time, I think, is harmful when kids are just watching movies or playing video games,” Partovi said. “But if a student is creating a video game, that’s very different. Taking that away from a student would be like taking a paint brush away from a student that’s learning to paint.”

At Ridge Park Elementary school in Conshohocken, five- and six-year-olds are introduced to coding through Kodable, an education program with the tagline, “Learn to code before you know how to read.” Teacher Brian Adams said such lessons emphasize perseverance, problem solving and efficiency.

“I tell them to think logically,” said Adams, who has been using Kodable for four years at the K-3 school. “You’re trying to get from point A to point B. What’s the best way to get there?”

Mimi Ito, a cultural anthropologist at the University of California, Irvine who has researched educational software, noted that the American Academy of Pediatrics has loosened its screen time guidelines for children, emphasizing instead high-quality programming and parental involvement.

“If your kid is doing something valuable and creative at school and happens to use devices, I personally don’t think there’s anything wrong with it,” Ito said.

In the Philadelphia school district, 129 schools have a digital literacy and technology teacher for grades K-8. Students can learn to program a spherical robot called Sphero through a Bluetooth-connected iPad, then use it, for example, to power a model boat or test a model bridge. They have programmed an Ozobot robot to follow a paper map of the Underground railroad, with colored markers, not a screen.

“We want students to understand coding, but in context with everything that’s going on, because that’s how our world is,” said Luke Bilger, senior project manager in the district’s office of education technology. “Everything you do, there’s some sort of programming involved.

Parent Bob Stewart is taking it a step further, supplementing his 8-year-old daughter’s education at Anne Frank Elementary School with a week-long robotics camp this month.

“I want her to understand that she can do these types of things,” Stewart said. “I think it’s important, almost like another language. I don’t know where the jobs are going to be in the next 10 or 15 years.”

But demand is also up for no-tech education at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia, a small private school in Germantown that teaches children from 24 months until eighth grade – without iPads, Chromebooks, or any screens whatsoever. There is a waiting list for first grade and other programs, according to Alexandra Borders, the school’s director of advancement and enrollment.

“I used to have to explain why we’re a tech-free school,” Borders said. “Now, I find parents are actually searching us out. They get it.”

Several Silicon Valley executives and other tech industry employees from companies like Apple, Yahoo and eBay have sent their children to Waldorf schools.

So does Zack Seward, the Philadelphia-based editor-in-chief of technology news network Technical.ly. His 7-year-old daughter will be entering the 1st grade at the Kimberton Waldorf School this year and his 4-year-old son will start kindergarten.

“Skills like being present and thinking creatively and imaginative play are so much more important than any technical skills that can be offered at a young age,” Seward said. “It bums me out when I see a kid absorbed in a phone.”

Seedorf, the Lancaster County parent and guidance counselor, has since relented and allows his now 10-year-old daughter to bring her school-issued iPad home to manage her school assignments. But he thinks the “train is moving too fast” when it comes to technology initiatives that are getting schoolchildren online at earlier ages.

“It’s like everyone is caving and accepting this is the new norm,” he said, “and not taking into account what some of the consequences might be.”

Published: June 27, 2018 — 5:00 AM EDT

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And here are some replies to said post:

This year in Virginia our Standards of Learning include standards to be met in computer science in grades k-12. Code.Va is offering teachers free professional development to incorporate the standards as they’re incorporated into so many subjects. I’ve asked if the teachers will be paid for their PD time but no response. I don’t think they are being paid to do this training and right there we have people working for free for corporations.

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The thing I don’t get is what exactly do they mean by “coding”? There are many different computer languages and they change over time. One thing that does need to be taught – and not in kindergarten, more like middle/high school – is computer literacy. Not tablets, computers. How to save a file, how to hook up a printer, stuff like that.
One needs to have a good foundation of math skills, writing, and logic to code. It’s not just learning to code.

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My sense is coding will be the next sweat shop, low wage work required to manage cyber warfare threats posed by the vast expansion of IoT. They don’t want thinkers, questioners or designers.

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You got it. It’s all about expanding the labor pool to decrease worker pay and compensation and increase insecurity knowing you can easily be replaced. Meantime actual top-tier coders and CS people are saying that future coding will be AI-assisted and won’t require writing base-level code as much as an being able to design, create, and critically curate systems.

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I once led a CS PD with New York High school teachers focusing on defending against digital surveillance and critiquing Facebook and the social impacts of automated systems and algorithmic bias. My sense was that such critical “digital literacy” skill-development was not what the higher ups behind the CS push were interested in. They wanted kids coding, not exploring ethics, thinking critically about the unseen embedded values and biases in digital networks, or how these systems work as mechanisms of social control, exploitation, and oppression.

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They just want obedient, trained worker bees.

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And another post from this group:

I wish IL parents would wake up.

And here is a post that was quoted by the post above:

Illinois’ current competency-based learning pilot districts are in Springfield today for “Incubators of Innovation: Expanding the CBE Toolkit.” They engaged in the “Infusing Cognitive Rigor Into Your CBE Model” session this morning with Dr. Karin Hess from Educational Research in Action.#CompetencyEd

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And yet another post from said group:

#Read this study commissioned by Google for Education.

Who knew Google played a role in the ed-workforce talent (data) pipeline? But of course Google is involved in this–it’s good for business, right? No need for knowledge when you can Google it. More users dependent on Google means more data, more ads, more marketing…more Google business. As Google points out in the study, “Technology has a central role to play in skills development.” Chromebooks, G-Suite, Google Classroom, Google app bundles are ready to help!… and Google today is teaming up with Common Sense Media to create Digital Citizenship Curriculum. How …fitting.)
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Google for Education commissioned a 2015 study entitled, Driving the skills agenda: Preparing students for the future. The report apparently tries to predict how to best prepare for an unknown future and jobs that don’t yet exist, as evidenced by the following quotes,

“This research programme, sponsored by Google, [is] to examine to what extent the skills taught in education systems around the world are changing. For example, are so-called 21st-century skills, such as leadership, digital literacy, problem solving and communication, complementing traditional skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic? And do they meet the needs of employers and society more widely?”

“How can education best prepare young people to navigate their way through an increasingly interconnected and complex world in which factual recall will perhaps matter less than their ability to understand differing perspectives?”

“As proponents of 21st-century skills point out, we have no way of knowing what challenges tomorrow’s graduates will face, and still less what jobs will exist for them to apply for. The best education can hope to do is to equip students with sufficiently transferable skills to be able to respond to whatever the future holds.”

“The business executives surveyed agree that broadening access to technology in schools and universities is one of the top three ways in which the education system in their countries could benefit business.”
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Tech in schools to benefit business. That’s rich. What about education benefitting …children?
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If the Trump Administration is looking to do a little pruning with their recent proposal; maybe they can **instead**, hone their focus and make some cuts to the unconstitutional, incredibly expensive, non-consensual student data pipeline.

http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/googles-economic-intelligence-report-driving-the-skills-agenda-preparing-students-for-the-future/

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 And her are some replies to said post:
Have you seen that HSLDA is pushing GSuite into homeschool co-ops? Makes me wonder what deals are going on.
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If I had a dime for every time I heard someone say, “Unknown future and jobs that don’t exist yet.” How ugly is this future going to get? We’ve never had a crystal ball about future jobs and trends.
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LIkely pretty ugly as so many businesses/schools will be closed. They’ve been saying this since that 1989 NGA education conference in Kansas with Lamar A, Shirley McCune, et all.
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I would be curious to know how many states (like Idaho) are STILL using DMV records to link SSNs with data from SLDS. ( … the NCES.gov white papers that Inlink to at the end of this blog are from 2013 and 2014– when state Dept of Ed was still telling parents they didn’t get student Pii and didn’t share it. ) Wonderng if WDQI is still handing out grants for this data questionable matching.

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I believe we found 3 years ago that our SLEDS (MN version – cute, right?) had PII and it was social security numbers
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If your state is on this grant awardee map, your SLDS (or SLEDS, as the case may be) is sharing data w workforce… “Each WDQI grantee is expected to fully develop (or expand in the case where states have a database underway) their workforce longitudinal database in addition to using that database to conduct analysis of state workforce and education systems. Additionally, WQDI grantees are expected to use this data analysis to create materials (i.e., scorecards) on state workforce performance to share with workforce system stakeholders and the public.” https://www.doleta.gov/performance/workforcedatagrant09.cfm
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 The  Neenah  school district in Wisconsin has adopted a radical K-5 sex-ed curriculum:
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 A Pennsylvania school district was forcing students to watch LGBT indoctrination videos and parents weren’t even allowed to know what their kids were being shown:
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 Looks like the Dallas Fort Worth school district is also keeping sex ed material from parents:  https://truthinamericaneducation.com/parental-rights/parental-requests-to-see-curriculum-should-never-be-denied/ 
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Public Schools or Public Screwels? Part 33

I tried to finish part 32 but somehow WordPress was giving me trouble so I started part 33 early.



Here is a post from Alison Hawver McDowell:

You know Kamala Harris’s push around truancy? Well, it’s a “pay for success” metric in the UK. For those of you (Philadelphia) parents who got nudge reports over the past few years around absenteeism…this is why.

Yup. Willing to fine and even put poor parents in jail to serve global finance.

better image. This was data that would be easy to replicate/scale and was tied to a rate card.

The Brookings Report:

https://payforsuccess.org/sites/default/files/resource-files/impact_bondsweb_1.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3A7WHZHzwZX9Sx15EMI30aYDShgStj8sB9AMY29yB3Zk1REoCT_eDwY3E

Attorney General’s report on “the crisis” 2013: https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/tr/truancy_2013.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1P8q8ZMrgqBKY4vBy4YixnDqvKm7O2fHFmGnVZrjREpOC00Dg20Rif-o4

is there absentee stuff going on in Tulsa?


And some replies to this post:

(I had to check on this one) Yes, there are fines.


Weve noticed that with kid teaching himself, i.e., no lectures…but oodles of exams, staying home to read the book from time to time seemed wise.Major pushback.


Don’t mess with their metrics. Rockefeller and Ford really get bent out of shape over it.


very interesting ties to UK attendance and Pay For Success

Just going to leave this here… from USA – They are here to capitalize on (I mean “help”) with ESSA accountability. CHECK THE FUNDERS.
“As states develop their accountability systems, they should consider combining chronic absence with other measures of engagement and school climate.”


So good to know attendance “works.” TY

is this a thing in CO? Did you know Michael Benet so-sponsored Harris’s Family Friendly legislation? I had NO idea he was former superintendent of Denver Schools and tight with Hickenlooper


Dont get me started on Bennett and Mike Johnston and Hick.
But yes– Colorado chose accountability as our other ESSA indicator. We are only required to send anon attendance data but STATE just demanded schools send in pii attendance data.


WA did just that.


There you go. Wow. So those extra ways to measure “quality” in ESSA plans is really just setting up performance benchmarks for the investors. Not surprised, but how they get away with this shit.

do you know if truancy got added to the student longitudinal database? That was a report recommendation


Yep!


I opted us out. Probably one of the only people.

https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/todd_rogers/files/rogers_sdp_-_final.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3su-65C_lvfyB0wS_aEEAMP2-2M5FlQR_g-QzIbIeouS2MIc-fDLv505A

The study is over. I sent this out back in the summer of 2014.
Aug 21, 2014 11:40 AM
Did anyone else receive a letter in the mail notifying you of the District’s participation in a new research study with Harvard to “study student attendance and academic performance?”
“Your student’s participation in this project means student data regularly collected by the School District of Philadelphia will be SHARED with the research team, collaborators and VENDORS (for example a company that does mailings) helping with this project.”
“The data includes attendance, academic performance, demographics, and contact information.”
If you do not opt out of this study by submitting a form or contacting by phone or email they will assume you consent to having your child’s information shared.
“We cannot promise any benefits to you or your student from taking part in this project.”
“The project purpose is to help provide parents and guardians with information about their student’s attendance. We hope to gather information that will help the District communicate better with parents and guardians in the future.”
(Right….isn’t that what those your child missed school today robo-calls are for?)
I encourage all parents to examine the details of this study closely and seriously consider opting out of appears to be a straight-out data-mining operation. If this concerns you, please talk it up among your peers and friends.


In California, attendance was counted to determine funding. So there’s been penalties for absences and tardies at least since the 1980s.


They can just get much more granular about it now. Harris was pushing for more systematized data collection. Wait until they have facial recognition attendance.


They already have some kind of ID badge key system. I think it’s RFID. I think it’s around the same as before, though, because attendance was counted for all classes, not just the homeroom.
Note that this wasn’t pay-for-performance. It was pay for attendance.


Yeah. I wrote about that in Philly. The RFID chips.


I didn’t know about ESAs. It looks like states are trying to kick out the autistic kids from the public schools. I suspect other special needs students are next. I can see why they want to pilot this with aspies, though. They’re sometimes good at math, which means employability and potentially good grades. (And also susceptible to libertarian indoctrination.)





Sex Ed Pushers

These are the guys pushing sex ed standards, in particular, the radical kind such as in the state of California.

Who is Who in Sex Ed

National Sexuality Education Standards:
Core Content and Skills, K–12 Advisory Committee

Laurie Bechhofer, MPH
HIV/STD Education Consultant
Michigan Department of Education

Nora Gelperin, MEd
Director of Training
Answer

Eva Goldfarb, PhD, LHD (hon)
Professor
Montclair State University

Mal Goldsmith, PhD, MCHES, FASHA, FAAHE
Professor Emeritus
Southern Illinois University

Debra Hauser, MPH
Executive Vice President
Advocates for Youth

Nora L. Howley, MA
Manager of Programs
National Education Association–Health Information Network

Barbara Huberman, RN, BSN, MEd
Director of Education and Outreach
Advocates for Youth

Leslie M. Kantor, MPH
Director of National Education Initiatives
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Kyle Lafferty, MPH, MST, CHES
HIV Program Director
The Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Educatio

Robert McGarry, EdD
Director of Training and Curriculum Development
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Linda Moore
Acting Executive Director
American Association for Health Education

Linda Morse, RN, NJ-CSN, MA, CHES
President Elect
American School Health Association

Buzz Pruitt, EdD
Professor
Texas A&M University

Monica Rodriguez, MS
President & CEO
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

Deborah Roffman, MS, CSE
Sexuality Educator and Consultant
The Park School of Baltimore

Elizabeth Schroeder, EdD, MSW
Executive Director
Answer

Jennifer Heitel Yakush
Director of Public Policy
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

Danene Sorace, MPP
Consultant, Future of Sex Education Initiative

Additional Reviewers

JeNeen Anderson, MPH, National Association of State Boards of Education
Deborah Arrindell, American Social Health Association
Elissa M. Barr, PhD, University of North Florida
Heather Boonstra, Guttmacher Institute
Diane Brown, EdD, Widener University
Kim Robert Clark, DrPH, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA
Stephen Conley, PhD, American School Health Association
Sam Dercon, Sex, Etc. Teen Editorial Staff
Bonnie J. Edmondson, EdD, Connecticut State Department of Education
Barb Flis, Parent Action for Healthy Kids, MI
Veronica Bayetti Flores, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Elizabeth Gallun, MA, Prince George’s County Public Schools, MD
Melissa Grigal, East Brunswick School District, NJ
The Rev. Debra W. Haffner, MPH, M.Div., Religious Institute
Bonni C. Hodges, PhD, State University of New York College at Cortland
Heather Holaday, District of Columbia Public Schools
Mark Huffman, MTS, Independent Trainer and Consultant
Pete Hunt, MPH, MEd, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),Division of Adolescent and School Health
Nancy Hudson, RN, MS, CHES, Council of Chief State School Officers
Linda Juszczak, National Assembly on School-Based Health Care
Maureen Kelly, Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes
Emily Kitchen, Indiana University Student
Douglas Kirby, PhD, ETR Associates
Cynthia Lam, Sex, Etc. Teen Editorial Staff
Jessica Lawrence, MS, Bogli Consulting, Inc.
Konstance McCaffree, PhD, CFLE, CSE, Widener University
Ronna Popkin, MS, Columbia University
Valerie Rochester, Black Women’s Health Imperative
John Santelli, MD, MPH, Columbia University
Debra Shapiro, Society for Public Health Education
Samantha Shinberg, Advocates for Youth Intern
Susan Telljohann, HSD, CHES, University of Toledo
Melanie Tom, Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice
Al Vernacchio, MSEd, Friends’ Central School, PA
Jenna Weiss, University Middle School, NJ
David Wiley, PhD, Texas State University
Kelly Wilson, PhD, CHES, Texas State University
Pam Wilson, MSW, Sexuality Educator and Trainer
Susan N. Wilson, MSEd, Sexuality Education Consultant
Michael Young, PhD, FAAHB, New Mexico State University

Source: https://whoiswhoinsexed.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/future-of-sex-education/

Organizations

Sara and Albert Reuben Partners in Health Education: https://sarphe.wordpress.com/about/
World Association for Sexual Health (WAS): http://sexedconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/WAS-letter-CFLE-280813.pdf
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS): http://sexedconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ssss-letter.pdf
Satcher Health Leadership Institute: http://satcherinstitute.org
American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT): https://www.aasect.org
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals: https://www.arhp.org/
Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health: http://www.thecsph.org

Source: https://whoiswhoinsexed.wordpress.com/category/organizations/

Professional learning standards for sex education (PLSSE) Buddies

ETR
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, SIECUS
Advocates for Youth
CARDEA
Dfusion
Elizabeth Schroeder Consulting
Eyes open Iowa
GCAPP
Answer
Healthy Teen Network
MOASH
Planned Parenthood
South Carolina Campaign Prevent Teen Pregnancy
SHIFT

Source: https://hivhealthclearinghouse.unesco.org/library/documents/professional-learning-standards-sex-education

Future of Sex Education (FoSE ) Buddies

Advocates for Youth
Answer
SIECUS
Ford Foundation
George Gund Foundation
Grove Foundation

Source: https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/storage/advfy/documents/FoSE/fose-faq.pdf

ETR Buddies

Government

Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau
California State Department of Public Health
Office of AIDS
Office of Family Planning
Office of Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
Tobacco Control Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Adolescent and School Health
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Division of Reproductive Health
Division of Violence Prevention
Corporation for National & Community Service
Florida State Department of Health
Georgia State Health Department
Los Angeles Unified School District
Michigan Department of Education
Mississippi Department of Health
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute of Drug Abuse
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Science Foundation
New York City Departments of Health and Education
Office of Adolescent Health
Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families
San Francisco Unified School District
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Tobacco Related Disease Research Program
U.S. Department of Education
World Health Organization

Private

AMD Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Bristol-Myers Squibb
The California Endowment
California Pacific Medical Center
The California Wellness Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Driscoll’s Charitable Fund
Family Health International
Google
The Grove Foundation
Healthy Teen Network
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
Macro International
Mary Wohlford Foundation
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
National Juvenile Detention Association
National Partnership for Juvenile Services
Pfizer Inc.
Population Services International
Research Triangle Institute
South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
UNESCO
UNFPA
United Way of Santa Cruz County
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Source: https://www.etr.org/about-us/clients-funders/

ETR’s WISE Initiative Funders

The Grove Foundation
Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
Mary Wohlford Foundation

Source: https://www.etr.org/wise/cse-networks/

Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) Buddies

Cardea: http://www.cardeaservices.org
Colorado Youth Matter (Closed in 2017 and was replaced by Trialhead Institute: http://trailhead.institute): http://www.coloradoyouthmatter.org/
Advocates for Youth: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org
Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential: http://www.gcapp.org/
EyesOpenIowa: http://www.eyesopeniowa.org
Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies: http://www.iwesnola.org
Louisiana Public Health Institute: http://www.lphi.org
Teen Health Mississippi: http://www.teenhealthms.org
Genesee Valley Educational Partnership: http://www.nysssscenter.org/
West Virginia Free: http://www.wvfree.org

Source: http://wisetoolkit.org/partners

David & Lucille Packard Foundation
Grove Foundation

Source: https://www.packard.org/grants-and-investments/grants-database/the-grove-foundation-2/

Learning for Action
Oak Hill Fund
Ford Foundation

Source: https://learningforaction.com/resource-library/sex-ed-reproductive-health

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20150325130343/http://wisetoolkit.org/sites/default/files/The%20WISE%20Method%20Toolkit.pdf

Advocates for Youth Buddies

Funders

Ford Foundation

Source: https://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all

Compton Foundation

Source: https://www.comptonfoundation.org/grants-awarded/schedule-of-grants/

CDC

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/partners/funded_ngos.htm

The Palette Fund

Source: https://www.thepalettefund.org/advocates-for-youth

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Source: https://www.packard.org/grants-and-investments/grants-database/advocates-for-youth-2/

WestWind Foundation

Source: https://www.westwindfoundation.org/grantee-profiles/advocates-for-youth/

Herb Block Foundation

Source: https://www.herbblockfoundation.org/programs/grantees

Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development Adolescent Sexual Health Policy Project Buddies

Planned Parenthood-Los Angeles
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
Ford Foundation

Source: http://crahd.phi.org

Positive Prevention Plus Partners

The American Red Cross
The California Department of Education
Cardea Services

Source: https://www.positivepreventionplus.com/partners

Project Vida Health Center, El Paso, TX

Source: http://txcampaign.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Texas-TPPP-Project-Summaries.pdf

HHS
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands – Seattle, WA

Source: https://powertodecide.org/sites/default/files/resources/supporting-materials/key-Information-washington.pdf

Teen Talk/Health Connected Donors

Institutional Donors

Almanac Holiday Fund
Anonymous Fund at Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
City of Redwood City
Facebook Local Community Fund at Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
LinkedIn For Good, a corporate advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Michael and Ina Korek Foundation Trust
Mills-Peninsula Health Services
Palo Alto Community Fund
Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group Community Health Care Endowment Fund
Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund
Sand Hill Foundation
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
The Lalor Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation

Matching Donations

Apple Inc.
GE Foundation
Genentech, Inc.
Google Inc.
Intel Corporation
Medtronic

Source: https://www.health-connected.org/institutional-giving

National Sex Ed Conference Supporters

American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT): https://sexedconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Congratulations-to-the-Center-for-Family-Life-Education.pdf
Healthy Teen Network (HTN): https://sexedconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/healthy-teen-network-letter.pdf
The Kinsey Institute: https://sexedconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/kinsey-letter.pdf
Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ): https://sexedconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/CFLE-letter-lautenberg.pdf
the National Campaign To Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy: https://sexedconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Letter-for-Bill-Taverner-2.pdf
Satcher Health Leadership Institute: https://sexedconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Thatcher-letter.pdf
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS): https://sexedconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ssss-letter.pdf
World Association for Sexual Health (WAS): https://sexedconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/WAS-letter-CFLE-280813.pdf

Source: https://sexedconference.com/praise/

Cardea Services Buddies

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Source: https://www.packard.org/grants-and-investments/grants-database/cardea-services-3/

Ohio Sex Ed Pushers

Collaborative for Comprehensive School Age Health
Central Ohio Coalition for Sexual Health
Planned Parenthood Greater Ohio
Ohio Department of Youth Services
YWCA of Northwest Ohio
AIDS Funding Collaborative
Beech Brook
Cleveland Metro School District
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Syntero
Columbus Public Health
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Community Development 4 All People
Kaleidoscope Youth Center
Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio

Source: https://www.communitysolutions.com/research/state-of-sex-ed/

Collaborative for Comprehensive School-Age Health Buddies

George Gund Foundation

Source: https://www.communitysolutions.com/collaborations/collaborative-for-comprehensive-school-aged-health/

Center for Community Solutions
AIDS Funding Collaborative

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20181219073623/http://www.ccsah.org/accomplishments.html

Creating A Future Together (CrAFT) Buddies

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Grove Foundation

Source: https://www.iwesnola.org/craft

Reaching Teens Where They Are Buddies

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Answer

Source: http://answer.rutgers.edu/file/Reaching%20Teens%20Where%20They%20Are%20FINAL.pdf

2003 Sex Education in California Public Schools: Are Students Learning What They Need to Know? Report Sponsors

Compton Foundation
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund
David & Lucille Packard Foundation
VanLobenSels/RembeRock Foundation
Women’s Foundation
PB Consulting
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
Asian Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health
California National Organization for Women
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

Source: https://www.aclunc.org/docs/Reproductive_Rights/Sex_Ed_in_CA_Public_Schools_2003_Executive_Summary.pdf

Answer Donors

2016-2017

David & Lucile Packard Foundation
E.J. Grassmann Trust
F.M. Kirby Foundation
Ford Foundation
George Gund Foundation
Grove Foundation
Harbourton Foundation
Mary Owen Borden Foundation
WestWind Foundation

Source: http://answer.rutgers.edu/file/Annual%20Report/Answer%20Annual%20Report%202017.pdf

2010-2011

The Fund for New Jersey
Grove Foundation
Harbourton Foundation
Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
Huber Foundation
Franklin and Catherine Johnson Foundation
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
The Ullman Family Fund

Source: http://answer.rutgers.edu/file/Answer%20Training%20Brochure.pdf

Michigan​ ​Organization​ ​on​ ​Adolescent​ ​Sexual​ ​Health​ ​(MOASH)​ ​ Buddies

National Institute for Reproductive Health
United Way of Washtenaw County Opportunity Fund

Source: https://www.moash.org/uploads/1/1/5/8/115876627/for-5c-20health_32392459.pdf

Adolescent Health Initiative
Equality Michigan
Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic at Mott Children’s Hospital
Springmatter Fund

Source: https://www.moash.org/10th-anniversary.html

National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education (NCSSE) Members

Advocates for Youth
AIDS Action Council
AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for Health Education
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
American Association of School Administrators
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
American Association of University Women
American Association on Intellectualand Developmental Disabilities
American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project
American College Health Association
American College of Nurses-Midwives
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Sexologists
American Counseling Association
American Federation of Teachers
American Jewish Congress
American Library Association
American Medical Association
American Medical Student’s Association
American Medical Women’s Association
American Nurses Association
American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Public Health Association
American School Health Association
American Social Health Association
Answer, Rutgers University
Association for Sexuality Education and Training
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Association of State and Territorial Directors of Public Health Education
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
ASTRAEA National Lesbian Action Foundation
Balm in Gilead
Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues
Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Bridge for Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Sexuality
Campaign for Access and Reproductive Equity
Catholics for Choice
Center for Law and Social Policy
Center for Policy Alternatives
Center for Reproductive Health Policy Research
Center for Reproductive Rights
Center for Sexuality and Religion
Center for Women Policy Studies
Child Welfare League of America
Children’s Defense Fund
Choice USA
Coalition on Sexuality and Disability, Inc.
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
Education Development Center, Inc.
EngenderHealth
Equal Partners in Faith
ETR Associates
Exodus Trust Archives of Erotology
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Federation of Behavioral Psychological and Cognitive Sciences
Feminist Majority Foundation
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Gender Public Advocacy Coalition
Girls Incorporated
The Guttmacher Institute
Hetrick-Martin Institute
Human Rights Campaign
The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality Alumni Association
International Center for Research on Women
Jewish Women International
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
The Latina Roundtable on Health & Reproductive Rights
The Mautner Project
Ms. Foundation
National Abortion Federation
NARAL Pro-Choice America
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
National Asian Women’s Health Organization
National Assembly on School-Based Health Care
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
National Association of Counties
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Association of People with AIDS
National Association of School Psychologists
National Black Women’s Health Project
National Center for Health Education
National Coalition of Abortion Providers
National Coalition Against Censorship
National Coalition of Advocates for Students
National Coalition for LGBT Health
National Coalition of STD Directors
National Committee for Public Education and Religious Liberty
National Council of La Raza
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of Negro Women
National Council of State Consultants for School Social Work Services
National Council of Churches of Christ, Committee on Family Ministries and Human Sexuality
National Council on Family Relations
National Dissemination Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities
National Education Association, Health Information Network
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Institute for Reproductive Health
National Latina Health Organization
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
National Lesbian and Gay Health Association
National Medical Association
National Mental Health Association
National Minority AIDS Council
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
National Network for Youth
National Organization for Women
National Partnership for Women and Families
National Resource Center for Youth Services
National School Boards Association
National Sexuality Resource Center
National Urban League
National Women’s Health Network
National Women’s Law Center
National Youth Advocacy Coalition
Network for Family Life Education
New York State Department of Health: Bureau of STD Control
Office of Family Ministries & Human Sexuality, National Council of Churches
Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
People For the American Way
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Population Communications International
Population Connection
Presbyterians Affirming Reproductive Options
Pro-Choice Public Education Project
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Religious Institute for Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing
Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
Shield Institute
Sierra Club
Society for Adolescent Medicine
Society for Public Health Education
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Unitarian Universalist Association
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
United States Conference of Mayors
United States Student Association
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
Women of Reform Judaism
Woodhull Freedom Foundation
YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities
The Young Women’s Project
YWCA of the U.S.A.

Source: https://fwipetitions.org/stop-the-sexualization-of-children/purveyors/

HB19-1032 (Colorado) Supporters

ACLU Colorado
Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains

Source: https://acluco-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/HB-1032-Social-Media-Toolkit-Draft.pdf

American Atheists

Source: https://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/atheists-submit-testimony-supporting-religion-free-sex-ed-in-co#.XbOWwnjQjIU

Colorado PTA

Source: https://copta.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Bill-status-as-of-4-8-19-for-website.pdf

Freedom from Religion Foundation

Source: https://ffrf.org/news/action/item/34151-tell-your-representative-to-vote-yes-on-comprehensive-sex-education-bill

Sex Ed for All Month supporters

Debra Hauser, President, Advocates for Youth
Janet Max, MPH, CHES, Acting President and CEO, Healthy Teen Network
Dr. Leana Wen, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Ginny Ehrlich, D.Ed, MPH, MS, CEO, Power to Decide
Christine Soyong Harley, President & CEO, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

Source: https://advocatesforyouth.org/media/reproductive-health-rights-and-justice-groups-launch-sex-ed-for-all-month/

Power to Decide Funders

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Department of Health and Human Services
Educational Foundation of America
Elsa and Peter Soderberg Charitable Foundation
Female Health Company
Fund for Shared Insight
Google
Hewlett Foundation
HeyDoctor
JPB Foundation
Lalor Foundation
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Linked Foundation
Marriott Foundation
Medicines 360
Merck & Co.
Missouri Foundation for Health
Natural Cycles
Nurx
Plan B One-Step
PRJKT RUBY
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Serena Foundation
Simple Health
Spark Fund
Tara Health Foundation

Source: https://powertodecide.org/about-us/funders

California Healthy Youth Act Supporters

ACLU of California
Equality California
CA Latinas for Reproductive Justice
Forward Together
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA

Source: https://www.eqca.org/wp-content/uploads/The-California-Healthy-Youth-Act-Fact-Sheet.pdf

ADL Orange County/Long Beach
LGBT Center OC
PFLAG

Source: https://orangecounty.adl.org/adl-shows-support-for-california-healthy-youth-act-at-the-orange-county-board-of-education/

ETR

Source: https://www.etr.org/blog/a-big-cheer-for-the-california-healthy-youth-act/

California Women’s Law Center

Source: https://www.cwlc.org/2015/04/ab-329-weber/

California Teacher’s Assocation
California School Board Association
California Parent Teacher Association

Source: https://informedparents.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Accompanying-Material-Big-Picture-CSE.pdf

Citizens for Choice

Source: http://www.citizensforchoice.org/advocacy/

Texas Freedom Network Teach the Truth Buddies

Abortion Access Front (AAF)
ACLU Texas
Adolescent Health Initiative
Advocates for Youth
AAUW Texas
Answer
Children’s Defense Fund Texas
Deeds Not Words
Equality Texas
Jane’s Due Process
League of Women Voters of Texas
NARAL Pro-Choice Texas Foundation
National Association of Social Workers Texas Chapter
National Council of Jewish Women
National Partnership for Women & Families
OutYouth
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
resourcecenter
Rouser
SIECUS
Sex Positive Families
TEA Fund
TSTA/NEA
Transgender Education Network of Texas
Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE)
Whole Woman’s Health Alliance
Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WoCSHN)

Source: http://tfn.org/sex-ed/partners

Called Abstinence-Only Education “Censorship”

ACT UP/New York
Advocates for Youth
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR)
American Medical Student Association
Americans for Democratic Action
Americans United for Separation of Church & State
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Boston Coalition for Freedom of Expression
Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Catholics for a Free Choice
Center for Reproductive Law & Policy
Center for Women Policy Studies
Feminists for Free Expression
First Amendment Project
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
Interfaith Working Group
International Women’s Health Coalition
Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ
Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund
Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition
Monroe Citizens for Public Education & Religious Liberty (MCPEARL)
Mothers’ Voices
National Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL)
National Coalition Against Censorship
National Education Association
National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
National Network for Youth
National Women’s Health Network
NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund
Online Policy Group
People for the American Way
Physicans for Reproductive Health & Choice
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)
ProChoice Resource Center
Sexuality Information & Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Third Wave Foundation
Unitarian Universalist Association
Urban Justice Center, Lesbian & Gay Youth Project
Women’s Committeee of 100

Source: https://ncac.org/resource/endorsing-organizations

Groups Pushing for “LGBTQ Inclusive” sex ed

Advocates for Youth
Answer
GLSEN
Human Rights Campaign
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

Source: https://www.glsen.org/news/lack-of-sex-education-putting-lgbtq-youth-risk

SEX EDUCATION ALLIANCE OF NEW YORK CITY (SEANYC) Members

Better Sex Talk
BIG Talks Workshops
Boom! Health
BronxWorks
The Children’s Aid Society
Community Healthcare Network
Day One
Girls for Gender Equity
Hetrick-Martin Institute
HIV Law Project
Housing Works
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)
Love Heals
Know Your IX
Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, Institute for Advanced Medicine, Peer Program
National Institute for Reproductive Health
National Council of Jewish Women New York Section
New York Civil Liberties Union
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Center for Community Health and Education (CCHE)
Peer Health Exchange
Planned Parenthood of New York City
Physicians for Reproductive Health
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SEICUS)
Women’s City Club of New York

Source: https://sexedallianceofnyc.tumblr.com/members

National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education Buddies

Future of Sexuality Education (FoSE)
Advocates for Youth
Answer
SIECUS

Advisory Committee

Elissa Barr, PhD
Associate Professor of Public Health, Director of Community
Health
Brooks College of Health
University of North Florida
Kurt Conklin, MPH, MCHES
Program Director
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United
States (SIECUS)
Eva S. Goldfarb, PhD
Professor of Health Education
Montclair State University
Nora Gelperin, MEd
Director of Training
Answer
Debra Hauser, MPH
President
Advocates for Youth
Barbara Huberman, RN, BSN, MEd
Director of Education and Outreach
Advocates for Youth
Linda L. Morse, RN, CSN-NJ, MA, CHES, FASHA
President, Board of Directors
American School Health Association
Monica Rodriguez, MS
President & CEO
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United
States (SIECUS)
Susan Giarratano Russell, EdD, MSPH, CHES
Professor (ret.), Health Science Department
Coordinator, School Health Program, Single Subject
Credential Program
California State University, Long Beach
Elizabeth Schroeder, EdD, MSW
Executive Director
Answer

Denise Seabert, PhD, MCHES, FASHA
Chairperson and Professor, Department of Physiology
and Health Science
Ball State University
Danene Sorace, MPP
Consultant, Future of Sex Education Initiative
Susan K. Telljohann, HSD, CHES
Professor of Health Education, College Health Sciences
The University of Toledo
Mohammad R. Torabi, PhD, MPH
Dean, School of Public Health – Bloomington
Chancellor’s Professor, Applied Health Science Department
Indiana University
Michele Wallen, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Education and
Promotion
East Carolina University
American Association of Health Education
Kelly Wilson, PhD, MCHES
Associate Professor of Health Education, Department of
Health and Kinesiology
Texas A&M University

Additional Reviewers

Deborah Arrindell, American Sexual Health Association
Bonnie Edmondson, PhD, Connecticut State Department of
Education
Elizabeth Coke-Haller, MEd, Division of Adolescent School
Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Nora Howley, MA, National Education Association Health
Information Network
Pete Hunt, MPH, MEd, Division of Adolescent and School
Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Leslie
Kantor, MPH, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin, MPH, Indiana University
Joy Robinson-Lynch, Massachusetts Department of Education
Patricia Santin, Boston Public Schools
R. Debra Shapiro, PhD, MS, MCHES, Society for Public Health
Education
David Wiley, PhD, Texas State University

Source: https://siecus.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/teacher-standards.pdf

Youth Tech Health (yth) Buddies

ETR

Private Foundations and Corporations

Blue Shield of California Foundation
Ford Foundation
Health 2.0
Metta Fund
Nokia
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Vodafone Americas Foundation

Community and Public Foundations, and Nonprofits

ACLU of Northern California
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
California Family Health Council
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc.
ReachOut.com/Inspire USA Foundation
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Spark
Women’s Fund of Mississippi

Government and Academic Institutions

AIDS.gov
Answer and Sex, Etc., Rutgers University
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
California Department of Public Health
Chicago Public Schools
Colorado School of Public Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Health, HAHSTA
Institute of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Oregon Health Authority
The Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago
Toronto Public Health
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. National Library of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
The White House

Source: https://yth.org/about/partners/

Amaze Buddies

Advocates for Youth
Answer
Youth Tech Health (YTH)
International Planned Parenthood Federation
UNFPA

Source: https://amaze.org/partners/#popup1034104398

Massachusetts Healthy Youth Act Supporters

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

Source: https://prochoicemass.org/2020/01/16/statement-naral-pro-choice-massachusetts-healthy-youth-act/

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, Inc.

Source: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-advocacy-fund-massachusetts-inc/issues/healthy-youth-act

Mass NOW

Source: http://www.massnow.org/our-work/supported-legislation

Act on Mass

Source: https://actonmass.org/issues/lgbtq-rights/

Coalition for Comprehensive Sex Ed (CCSE) Buddies

Source: http://www.ccsexed.org/About/Members

Washington Sex Ed Supporters

Seattle Indivisible

Source: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/daily-actions/2019/4/2/support-the-equality-act-and-wa-comprehensive-sex-ed

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii

Source: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-votes-northwest-and-hawaii/press-releases/sex-ed-missing-in-wa-public-schools

Public Schools or Public Screwels? Part 32

Here is a post shared by Alice Linahan:

Recently I was involved in a thread discussing sex education in schools that included parents advocating for and against the Austin ISD proposed Comprehensive Sex Education (“CSE”) curriculum.

Those in favor of CSE presented many familiar talking points. One of those talking points is that we “privileged” parents don’t understand that there are children who have families who don’t care/don’t know/don’t model and depend wholly on public schools for sex education.

This excuse for perversion is the most troubling and makes me want to scream LIES!!

In 2013, I lobbied against a CSE called, “It’s Your Game”. The program was revised, but in 2013, it was perverse and predatory. One school district removed it from the “privileged” schools, but kept the perversion in the “under privileged” schools. The reasoning was that the “under privileged” students” needed a CSE curriculum.

Developers of CSE’s obtain larger Federal grants if they target larger school populations, which are always in urban localities. Therefore, “under privileged” students are the unfortunate benefactors of perversion. What is the result?

A few facts:

  1. Planned Parenthood (“PP”) declares itself as the single largest provider of Sex Education.
  2. PP places its facilities near vulnerable populations including high minority areas, whether it’s due to racism or supply & demand is disputed, but it is a business model.
  3. Black women average more unintended pregnancies, abortions and STD’s. (CDC)

The PP business model below does not survive without risky sexual choices. CSE’s groom children, that target “under privileged” children. The results do not serve the best interest of the child, but serve the best interest of PP and an agenda that does not seek racial equality built on healthy decision making. Children are the sacrifice. We must promote healthy messaging to ALL students.

Keep Texas Strong!!

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

I just received this from Alpine School District.
😡😡😡

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And here is a reply to this post:

Info for Alpine School District Parents:

The Project Aware grant came from the Feds and stems from Obama era reforms to force schools into Social and Emotional (behavioral) assessments and curriculum:
https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-19-003

The organization doing the assessments is Terrace Metrics.

Terrace Metrics’ owner, Richard Gilmam, has published a Social and Emotional Learning study in the American Psychological Association quarterly with several other researchers including Roger Weissberg who is the President of the Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning (the group that spearheaded Obama era reforms to force schools into behavioral assessment). Roger Weissberg also sits on the board of the pro-LGBTQI NoVo Foundation which runs Social Emotional Learning (SEL) pilots in school districts with Utah’s assessment company American Institutes for Research. The objective is to strong-arm schools into LGBTQI-friendly curriculum. So, unless there is mass parental opt-out of these AND standardized Common Core online assessments, the objective will be realized.

It looks like Terrace Metrics offers online (data guzzling) SEL curriculum as part of a child’s post-assessment interventions.

Take a look at these links:

https://www.terracemetrics.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ParentPermissionPassiveConsentFormTemplate.docx

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Here is a post from the Activist Mommy:

A student sent me this message:
“At school we had to make a picture about an amendment to hang up in the halls, so me and my friend did the right to “bear” arms for the 2nd amendment, and drew a bear holding guns. I saw it in the halls the next day, only to find that my teacher had glued pieces of paper over where the guns were.” 🤦‍♀️🤨😂

The symbol of Islam is okay, but not a drawing of a gun. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Please share!

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Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

Last year it was the exact same topics for the PTA meetings. When I was in school PTA meetings were focused on academics. It seems to me like they are pushing an agenda. Anyone else have this experience?

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Here is a post that was shared in the Texas anti-testing group:

Well you guys from the way it stands currently my child will not be attending public school for the foreseeable future.

I went to pick her up. They said she was in the calm room. I thought it was one room. But it was the next room down. They didn’t know I was going up there to get her. I walked in and saw it and just like froze because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and my brain was trying to process everything. They saw me and like moved away from the door and opened it. My poor medically complex, ptsd riddled child was curled up in a ball sobbing on the floor of a 2.5 foot by 2.5 foot closet while 3 grown ups blocked the door and held it shut. One of them said she spends a lot of her school day in here. Ivy said that when they say she’s in the ssc room most of the time she is in there. I am shaken to my core. I am so so so so mad. This explains so much. It was all I could do not to punch everyone in that room.

This is where my child spends most of her school day apparently. This is what they would prefer than her go to doctors appts. I can’t. I don’t know how I’m going to do it yet. I have looked into the laws. I am getting the school to incriminate themselves. I am bringing it to the police. The board of education and whoever else that I can.

When I told her she wasn’t going back she was like oh thank god. Thank you for saving my life mama.

Coming up with a game plan ASAP.


And here is a reply to this post:

A similar thing happened to my girl in kindergarten. They put my daughter in the “quiet room “ a lot which was just a small back closet room. They also ordered a special chair for her so she could sit with everyone else in circle time ( my daughter has ASD) The chair had straps for your arms and legs ….. like something Hannibal Lecter would be in. I lost it, started homeschooling her and she just graduated from her charter school with honors.

We were in CO at the time. We lived in a rural area (it was 15 years ago) I’m just so sad to see this stupidity still going on with our children today .



Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

I need to be more vocal at my child’s school because the radical left agenda is very much alive and growing in Berkeley. I’m concerned if I speak up that my child (1st grade) will be treated differently because he has conservative leaning parents. Did anyone else who spoke up have an experience that their child was treated differently because you chose to speak up or call out the agenda at your child’s school?


And some replies to this post:

All I can say is good luck. Berkeley has got to be the worst place to be as a Conservative. If you speak up, be prepared to stand up for what you believe, not back down, back up everything you say with fact, and you’ll need the ability to not be scared of being insulted and criticized by other parents and staff. You will not be popular. If you can handle that, go for it. I’m just over the hill from you in the Walnut Creek area and I’m NOT popular with anyone at my kids school and I’m not included or invited to anything. They are polite to my face, but otherwise, I’m out. And I don’t care. My kids have not been impacted that I know of. The other kids couldn’t care less what the adults think – so it’s just the adults you’ll most likely be dealing with.


That being said, they WILL take it out on your kids. Especially as they get older and into the higher grades. My daughter (high school) has been given lower grades on assignments for writing things that are against their narrative. It’s nearly an impossible situation.


that’s too bad. If I determined my kids were getting lower grades because of MY beliefs, I’d be in that teachers face so fast their head would spin. ZERO tolerance.


Soon they’ll be putting all, who oppose, in re-education camps. California the new China!!!!


The new China is right. It’s happening fast. People need to speak up NOW.


I’ve been afraid of backlash on my daughter, if I say anything. Some of the teachers are outright spewing their personal politics to their captive audience. That being said, she is in high school, and has a good head on her shoulders. She tells me the crap the teachers say and we laugh about it. I figure we are almost done and can ride it out. If I had a first grader I would be terrified and figure out how I could home school. So far this year, in my daughter’s honors English class the topics of the articles they have had to read and then analyze and write about are:
Gender norms
Why boys/men are treated badly at school
How black are stereo typed as being bad
The “manly jobs” problem.
White boys kill a gay teen because of feminine walk
Shootings at school and banning guns


Yep, same everything here. Teachers spewing their political beliefs, the topics they discuss…my kids are Juniors in high school and have good heads on their shoulders and don’t buy ANY of it. One more year to go!


AND I should add…We are in Placer County, which is fairly conservative. I can’t even imagine being in Berkeley!!!!


Berkeley is the worst. I won’t even drive THROUGH it.


Arm your kids with knowledge. Since the anti-bullying and pro gender fluidity movement began, there has been an increase in trans suicides and murders. Demand that the vile “progressives” stop “helping.”


It’s impossible to escape. Get out of public school. “Among English teachers, there are 97 Democrats for every three Republicans, with the proportion being even more one-sided among health teachers, with 99 Democrats for every one Republican.” The ratio narrows as they get into higher grades.


A small group of us more conservative parents in south San Diego spoke up against lgbtq propaganda that our principal wanted to implement in our kids’ elementary school. We definitely were the minority, and many people who were against it didn’t speak up in fear of being labeled “homophobes” as we were. Some people were afraid for their jobs or businesses, but that that didn’t deter the rest of us. We stayed faithful and didn’t back down. I believe in the end, God rewarded us and that principal ended up having to go back to the state he had moved from. Pretty sure he got fired. It was very eye opening. Some parents took their children to other schools after this, and I know my kids will never recieve any recognition, but now they know not to mess with us, and that’sall I care about. We will not be silenced. The bigger reward is having my kids know I will always fight for them, regardless of what people may say or think. My love for them is stronger than anyone else’s opinions, and if we don’t advocate for them, no one else will. Make sure you’re having open and honest conversations with your kids and that they know what to look out for. My girls speak up and tell their teachers what we don’t participate in, and they tell me everything. They learned so much through this experience. Kids need to know this is ok. These are YOUR children, not the schools’, not the government’s


This is awesome. Every parent needs to take this attitude. The moment you fear a word, a rebuttal or anything you’re done. That’s the conditioning at play. Our single most important job is to protect our kids.


well said!! Know that they are trained to intentionally use personal ( ad hominem) attacks so people will be afraid and others will question the authority of your argument.


they are! This is one thing I actually learned through the process. District admins and staff actually go through various trainings annually, on how to control parent meetings and control them (you’ll see they sometimes will separate into groups and give them communication exercises, or have one on one meetings, so they’re not brainstorming off eachother and they don’t lose control of the issue at hand, they deflect (often times turning the question into a different direction), and control the narrative of the conversations (these meetings will start off with rules and limitations, time constraints, limited line items to talk about on the agenda). There’s so many other tactics. It’s called delfy. And guess what? Our tax dollars are paying for these trainings!
Trust me, I wasn’t always this bold and brave. This forced me to find my voice, and I’m grateful for it. They will never be able to shit me up.


You mean this? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4D6885A694A1FB8C


I was a 15 year old run away in Berkeley. And I remember it was perfectly legal to walk around butt naked as long as you’re wearing shoes. That was a really long time ago. Berkeley has always been the #1 Lib city. How scary to have to be a moralist person in Berkeley.


Why bother even living there, must be miserable. Haven’t gone to Berkeley in years, YEARS!!!


It was bad. 15 on the streets we went down streets lined with people selling and smoking pot dropping acid selling pills and KJ. School buses full of kids in neighborhoods with gown men sitting in their front yards butt naked drinking beers in lawn chairs, naked women dancing casting spells and making out with each other. We walked into a basement with light purple and green paint on the door, as we rolled it open and peeked inside we seen that it was one big orge. That place is full of sickness. I’ll never go back.


I’m in Moraga just over the hill from you. Parents here WANT this LGBTQ sex Ed. Be prepared to lose a lot of friends FB and otherwise ☹️


it’s crazy that parents want this, right? I agree, that was one of the things I warned our group about – be prepared to see people’s true colors and lose “friends”.


I’m in Los Angeles and I emailed the principal yesterday to ask about this new sex ed that is all over the news etc. She said that the curriculum will not make it’s way into our school because she will not allow it. It is a Charter Elementary school. It does not hurt to try. We are our child’s biggest advocate, if not us, who?


Speak truth to power. Be brave. Most of the other parents agree with you, but they won’t say anything because they are too scared. We all know how hard it is and look up to you for speaking up.


and teachers! They’re the most afraid to speak up.


My son spoke up about Halloween being the devil’s holiday in kindergarten ( I was volunteering in his class). The teacher looked at him as if he were an alien and said “Halloween is just for fun”, and immediately asked a different child “what are YOU dressing up as ?” I took him home that day and never took him back. My next 3 kids didn’t attend kindergarten – 2nd grade either!


Thank God my daughter graduate from high school and she’s a patriot and a Christian and escaped all the Communists indoctrination they were trying to plug in her along with the lgbtq crap. But when she was in Middle School around 5th or 6th grade can’t remember which grade it was? She started bringing soft porn books home long story short the librarian was bringing in those books and purposely giving them to my daughter the librarian had actually invited my 5th grade daughter to a concert a very secular concert mind you with her daughter. We had a sit-down with the principal the books were removed thank God but we don’t know how many children saw those books and she was removed from her position most likely just transferred to another school. YOU MUST BE THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS YOU MUST SPEAK UP PROTECT THE CHILDREN!!



Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Selling your kids’ data? Here’s an easy one pager for parents and schools: do not take the SAT or ACT questionnaires and only fill out the required sections.


Looks like some students in Aspen, Colorado were bullied for not supporting the climate change walkouts: https://www.coloradocitizenpress.com/aspen-students-bullied-over-climate-change-walkout/


Looks like the Skokie/Evanston District 65 in Illinois,the one droppinig Halloween in the name of “equity”, is also having a LGBTQ+ Equity Week: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/schooling-social-justice-warriors-lgbtq-equity-week/


Here is a post that was shared in a Colorado anti-Common Core group:

The Federal Reserve as the mouthpiece of child advocacy.

“Gee-whiz, what could possibly go wrong?”

Said no sane person ever.

🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊

https://www.minneapolisfed.org/publications/special-studies/early-childhood-development


Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

So I thought this was interesting… I had a conference with my 4th grade daughters teachers yesterday. I questioned how her progress report shows her as “BL-B” (below level, B.). Apparently, her school work is a B, but her iready test scores from September 5(two weeks into school) show her at a 3rd grade level so she is labeled as below level. This is in reading and math too! And she has a 504 for her vision so she tests very bad! Wtf is wrong with the educational system?!!! My daughter thinks she is dumb because she is listed as below level always even though her work in the classroom is fine!They are killing these kid’s spirit!!! I think I am going to or her out of iready… help me with how to do this in Hillsborough County, Florida!!! I am done!!!


And some replies to this post:

That sucks… I would seriously take that further… I would have my next 504 meeting and definitely bring that up…. I don’t like iready at all…


Wow! My 5th grader always scores 2 grades below level on iready diagnostic. But his report card does not reflect that. He’s an A/B student on the report card. The school needs to fix this for you.


I’m so glad you are fighting this in Hillsborough County. I teach in Hillsborough and I would be glad to help you with actual district policy…this is not policy…YET. Please message me and I’ll answer any questions.
I’m begging all parents in this district to fight what is happening! It isn’t policy YET…but I just sat through a staff meeting where we were told all kids would be marked Below Level if they had a 1 on FSA OR if just ONE of their iReady diagnostics placed them at the 15th percentile or lower. I have a huge problem with this. My child is in Manatee County or I would be attending many board meetings to fight this policy in SDHC.


Osceola county just nixed IReady because they did an analysts and found no correlation between IReady scores and FSA results. IReady is not state mandated and can be opted out. You can also request the Pii be deleted making IReady impossible to even log into.


the state is doing something with RTI and iReady. I’m in the process of researching because it’s somehow tied to the new law that all teachers must be reading endorsed in order to work with Tier 3 students. Somehow we are being told that iReady will factor into deciding which kids are Tier 3 and it won’t matter if they have proved they are proficient on other assessments.


ridiculous!!! As a point, the teacher told me that my daughter was reading on level but was on tier 3 because of I ready!!!


it is illegal to have IReady as an assessment tool on an IEP because it does not meet the criteria under IDEA. If it’s being used in conjunction with RTI and it eventually leads to an IEP, there will be many problems.


I need the state laws…currently we are just getting information thrown at us from the district and being told it’s law. I’ll fight it from my position but finding up to date information on the department of education is not easy. I spent last weekend researching RTI in the state of Florida because it seems to be different in each county and that’s not acceptable to me.



So, this is where the Left’s “hand gun” bans lead to:
https://christianaction.org/top-stories-of-the-day/13-year-old-girl-charged-with-a-felony-for-pointing-finger-gun-at-classmates/


Another school has caved to the militant athiests: https://christianaction.org/top-stories-of-the-day/prayer-lockers-removed-from-kentucky-high-school-hallway/


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

New Age
My child’s first year in school was last year. She was 4 and started transitional kindergarten.
Within the first couple weeks they were dinging Buddhist bells and teaching them to breathe in colors. Colors for healing in their body. The curriculum was for the whole school. They stated “it was not a religious practice, they are just teaching meditation.”
We did our research. The curriculum was coming from the spiritual enlightenment center in San Jose. And their belief is that through meditation techniques they can become closer with their god.
We met with the principle. She had good intentions, but we had to show her the hidden agendas. Anyway, she said she was going to continue with the program and if we pulled our daughter out for it, it would alienate her.
So we prayed over her, the office and the whole campus, in Jesus name. Then pulled her out of that school completely.
Went to another school, and it was forced yoga and teaching sexual safety!What the heck?!
4 years old!
Sorry to say, but none of our kids will be attending the public California school system!
Home school


And another post from this group:

Is the curriculum that is being introduced in our state’s school called FLASH?


And here are the replies to this post:

That is just one of several approved by Sacramento.


San Diego Unified is posted at RespectCulture.org



And yet another post from this group:

Government schools along with the teacher’s union, employees union, Democrats, people in education, PTA, school site councils, do not give a damn about parental rights. Yes there are a few teachers that do not agree with their unions and there are good people in PTA but their opinions do not matter to the schools. Wake up, people! The first thing you have to do is never ever vote for a school board candidate that is supported by the teacher’s union/association. School boards are told how to vote by the unions because the unions own the school boards and the school boards hire and fire the district superintendents that also do not believe in what is best for our children. The government schools have become too involved in our children’s private lives and it is the fault of you parents. Never allow your child to meet with a school counselor or school psychologist or anyone else at your schools. If they need help take them to an independent facility outside the schools.


It was only a matter of time before the open bathrooms policy lead to a child getting assaulted.
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/10/11/a-mom-fights-for-justice-after-her-daughter-claims-a-gender-fluid-child-assaulted-her-in-bathroom/


Here is a post that someone made on Alice Linahan’s wall:

PAY ATTENTION!!! Privatize Education

DallasISD said they would not try this after getting the policy changed to allow outside non profits and others to run ours schools and before the ink is dry on a 5 year contract for Michael Hinojosa, this is what he does.

Privatization of Open-Enrollment Schools
DISD Board of Trustees is considering a policy change to allow Open-Enrollment DISD schools to be turned over to outside operators. The policy allows DISD to designate the school as a charter school, with the outside operator as the entity governing and operating the school on a daily basis.

An Open-Enrollment school is defined as a District school serving any grade level from prekindergarten through 12 that does not have a geographic attendance boundary and which students may attend only through an application and/or lottery-based process, i.e. magnet schools, transformation schools, and stand-alone early college high schools.

Current Plans

If the policy change is approved, DISD plans to turn over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Arts Academy to CitySquare, a non-profit. CitySquare would govern and operate MLK as a charter school.

CitySquare has no experience in operating a school or improving urban education. CitySquare is best known for providing access to nutritious food, permanent supportive housing, healthcare, employment training, job placement, and family law services.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Arts Academy currently has an attendance boundary. To make it eligible under the proposed policy, the board will vote on removing its attendance boundary at the October 17 meeting.

Future Plans

DISD plans to issue a Request for Proposal to find outside operators for other DISD magnet, transformation, and early college high schools.

Public Comment Opportunities, 5151 Samuell Blvd.

· October 17, 6pm
· November 7, 11:30am
· November 21, 6pm
Schools Affected
Magnet Schools

· Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
· School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
· School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center (SEM)
· William B. Travis Talented and Gifted Vanguard and Academy
· Sudie L. Williams Talented and Gifted Academy
· George Bannerman Dealey Vanguard Academy
· Harry Stone Montessori Academy
· Dallas Environmental Science Academy (DESA)
· Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
· Barack Obama Male Leadership
· Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
· School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
· School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
· Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
· Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy
· School for the Talented and Gifted in Pleasant Grove
· Roger Q. Mills Elementary
· Mark Twain Leadership Vanguard

Transformation Schools

· Solar Preparatory School for Girls
· Solar Preparatory School for Boys
· Eduardo Mata Montessori
· Montessori Academy (Hernandez)
· Personalized Learning Preparatory (Sam Houston)
· D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School
· Ignite Middle School
· Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA)
· CityLab High School
· Martin Luther King, Jr. Arts Academy

Early College High Schools

· Trini Garza ECHS
· Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy
· Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. ECHS

Early Childhood Center

N.W. Harlee
Arlington Park


And some replies to this post:

Rationale?


None!!!


Unless it was for a financial benefit to someone, WHY would DISD give away its top performing schools?
The District would then probably let the remaining schools fail so the state would take over the district….and there you have it…Home Rule wrapped up in a nice package.
What happens with Hinojosa? Maybe his contract should have had a no-compete clause written into it.


that a good point


Seems to me if Dallas ISD can’t manage these “open enrollment schools” (just another word for “magnets”), then we need to get rid of a WHOLE LOT of administrators; save some money and put those funds to better use for kids.


You voted on this when you voted for your Trustees….same ones who favored the TRE.


makes sense why Britt was pushing the TRE

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/03/24/without-a-local-tax-hike-dallas-isd-could-face-fiscal-disaster/


Is that Gerald Britt with City Square?


They always want to say it’s about the children, but eventually the truth comes out and it’s ALWAYS about them! DISD – THE biggest PIMPS in Dallas! YeahISaidIt


So we say good bye to neighborhood schools. Good bye to convenient parental involvement. Good bye to easy building of relationships between students, between parents. Good bye to loyalty, familiarity, close-in activities… And a big good bye to accountability, responsiveness to parents and taxpayers, local control, local influence and your local school board. Folks, it isn’t old-fashioned to want to save the neighborhood school. It is visionary and far-seeing. These trendy fake progress activities are for one real purpose: destroy public education; and do so for profit. It is a myth these are really public schools. The pretense will be continued for a short while, then that too will go away.


Ramona Soto the General Council at DallasISD is trying to circumvent the law by saying there has to be an action item on the agenda to allow speakers. Although on September 26 the board voted to amend policy BED Local which clearly states the public can speak at all meetings but hearings of the board.


Are they using the free money that a charter school can get from the Feds(that’s charter friendly) to use at City Square (who’s Fed $ is getting cut?)


it’s about $1,800 per student for them and anything extra though HB3. The district picks up cost of teachers, operations, etc.


I have not spoke to City Square but what I have been told is they were rejected for 2 contracts at the city of Dallas and that there is a lawsuit. I see this as them looking for a new revenue stream at the expense of black children and that is unacceptable.


That article is full of lies of omission and misrepresentations of the children’s performance in the ACE schools. First of all DISD didn’t deserve a B rating because they lowered the bar for passing STARR and TEA had to have approved it. Special education accommodations were given to low performing students without going through the eligibility process. If teachers documented a reading problems, even though the special education process was not completed, they were allowed to read the STARR test to these children. Of course more of them passed. I was shocked when I heard this would happen in 2019, so I talked with a former co-worker and Sped teacher. She sent me the new policy. I did my own investigation when I heard this, but I’m open to more insight or correction. One of the students I worked with as a volunteer tutor was in a 4th grade class I substituted for this year. She still cannot read. That’s a disservice to these children and their parents. The other bone I’ve got to pick with DISD and the nations curriculum is the language barrier that they know is hindering our children, especially African American children. Royce West got a rider on a bill that appropriated funding for research on the language issues. the Texas Educational Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin conducted a review of the research literature. They called in a panel of experts to review the findings and make recommendations. The report with recommendations to TEA was published in 2011. When I called TEA, nobody knows anything. Like research and litigations since the 60s on schools’ failure to provide an ELA curriculum that will help standard English learners succeed, the report has become a dead soldier. As long as states are allowed to write the state accountability assessment that determine if they have met minimum standards to receive federal funds and to lower the bar, they will always misrepresent the performance of low performing schools and children to the Department of Education. I’m trying to finish this dissertation before I start addressing the policies that create ineffective curriculum and assessments that hurt the children of this district. Teachers are skilled professionals. It’s my opinion that some of the less prepared teachers know more about educating children the these private individuals that want to run our schools.


Is it a stretch to say if we join our local PTA a portion of that money goes to support this initiative?


There are many good things you can do with PTA to support schools, but behind the scenes they are part of the problem ever since Gates gave them $6 million in funding.


I had a hard time reconciling the local PTA Councils support of our local TRE election a couple of years back. Ever since then I’ve been suspicious of their work. Local PTA – hell yeah. Sending my money to support unknown initiatives to the state level – no bueno.


They always go to the PTA presidents, the realtors, the chambers of commerce and sell them a bunch of lies to get them to endorse.

Dallas Innovates was where I first read about Dallas being the global Impact City. They said we need a global identity in the 21st century so “the powers that be” want to put us on the map. It’s “creative financing” to set us up to collect massive amounts of data on the citizens in order for the big dog investors to get a return through social impact investing.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/collective-impact-where-public-public-private-lynn-davenport


So parents get caught sending their students to magnets in areas they don’t live in, the story and methodology of how the scheme worked is reported, and now the entry floodgates should be opened? Didn’t the story highlight students who were qualified but didn’t get in because of out of district fraudulent applicants? Seems like retaliation for blowing their cover to me! How much money and how many contracts are moving around to buy the votes to get this through!?!


We have open enrollment and there were about 30 students that had questionable residency in the magnet schools which require that eligible students in DallasISD get selected first and if there are additional seats then students outside of the district can be selected.
This has everything to do with DallasISD looking to turn over the operation of many schools to people who know nothing about running schools and the black children are always the students that get dumped on.
They are setting it up by having networks instead of feeder patterns. Checkout the Central Network which includes Carter, Kimball, SOC, Roosevelt, Lincoln and Madison. Looks suspicious? Watch it closely!!


yeah because they have all these meetings acting like they listening and the people already know they are going to vote for the proposal— glad I don’t have to play with DISD —


I’m so confused yet outraged that they continue to prey and experiment on predominantly Black schools in predominantly black communities. They promote it will bring better resources, yet the resources can be district provided. GENTRIFICATION AT WORK!!

we have to step up and call them out on it. As a community we respond late or only act when it’s happening to us personally. As history has shown, if not now…it will be soon and we fail to see the signs of modern day genocide and the effects of education reform. If you’re not in the kitchen then you’re on the menu!


We need all hands on deck churches, community advocates, and especially parents. Let’s get to work. I’m ready, armor on.


St. Luke and IMA are in the fight. Thank you Pastors Michael Bowie and David Wilson and the two pastors that were in attendance at the Dunbar meeting. We need others like Antioch, Freddie Haynes, Rickey Rush, T. D. Jakes, Tony Evans, Anthony Nolan, Fleming, and others.


Bowie was appointed to the violent crime task force with Alan Cohen. We need to enlighten him if he doesn’t already know the agenda at play:

Cohen used to work for Commit and DISD and is now with CPAL (non-profit) tied to CitySquare. Cohen was on a panel with Gerald Britt of CitySquare in Feb.


This is an epidemic problem. From Rochester, NY to Texas to Utah to other states, it seems that state governments are using those biased high stakes tests and other measures to “justify” taking away locally elected school boards and either having the state run things or else replacing them with crony charter schools. This trend should concern Republicans and Democrats alike who are SICK of the elites taking away our representation. Another scheme of theirs is to try to shift school funding from the local level to the state level so they can control us.



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

To win the game, you have to know the players. Here is a breakdown of how we got CSE in the US and ultimately, CA.

IPPF + SEICUS + UNFPA + UNESCO = CSE

IPPF = International Planned Parenthood Federation

SEICUS = Sexuality Education and Information Council of the US

UNFPA = United Nations Population Fund

UNESCO = United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

CSE = Comprehensive Sexuality Education

UNESCO + UNFPA + WHO + UNICEF = International Guidelines on Sexuality Education (2009)

WHO = World Health Organization

UNICEF = United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

Dr Mary Calderone + Hugh Hefner = SEICUS

Dr Mary Calderone, former medical director of Planned Parenthood, founded SEICUS

Hugh Hefner funded the founding of SEICUS and declared himself the “pamphleteer” of Alfred Kinsey, who experimented sexually (abused sexually) on children as young as 2 months old to determine that children are sexual from birth.

https://www.modernghana.com/news/958304/understanding-the-outcry-against-comprehensive.html


And another post from this group:

CSE is a United Nations (UN) program. The insanity begins with them.


Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

So a little follow up to my first post about my son losing recess for not passing iReady quizzes. I just found out he is doing over 45 minutes PER DAY in his classroom in iReady. I have a meeting with the principal soon and I am trying to find some studies or articles about using iReady this much. I saw that even the content creators said that going over 45 minutes PER WEEK can be detrimental. Can anyone point me in the right direction to read up on this? Thank you!


And another post from this group:

Thank you so much for the add to this group! (This will be a long post and I apologize in advance, but I am really needing some direction and input from anyone who has a better understanding. My husband and I are pretty desperate at this point.) I am a parent of a third grader. I have spent twenty years in the classroom (all of my years except one year in each: third, fourth, fifth, and Reading Recovery specialist). It has been over ten years since I have taught in a testing grade(third) and boy have things changed 😦 This year, in August, I decided to leave the classroom for two reasons: to better support my child in third grade and to escape the monster, iReady. I was horrified with the creativity and freedom iReady stripped from the teacher. I am angry and fed up with so much at this point. I am having trouble finding resources to better understand our rights in regard to portfolio and testing.
The latest battle we are fighting is about my son’s portfolio. He has NEVER done well on standardized testing. He has ADD and doesn’t test well and is slightly behind the average third grade peer. Citrus County Schools is conducting mini portfolio entries on each child through a computer program which gives them a passage and questions. It is my understanding there is a passage for each standard. They started giving portfolios to the children by the end of first quarter. I was so upset that he had already been given portfolio attempts and it did NOT coincide with what has been taught in the classroom. I believe he only gets four attempts on each entry. The district just went to iReady as well as the Ready curriculum this school year so the portfolio’s are not aligned to what is going on in the classroom. The district follows the Ready curriculum in LAFS and MAFS. These are a series of lessons focusing on the standards. So when I brought this up to the curriculum person at the school, I was told that the standard(s) he was testing on are not new, and that he has had these standard in all of his years in elementary. The BIGGEST issue in my eyes is that he has not been exposed to that standard at the third grade level and text complexity before they attempted portfolio entries on him. (Of course, he failed it, scoring a 40 percent on it). In the conversation with the curriculum person she told me ” we mention to our teachers the portfolio standard, and a good teacher will touch upon that before the portfolio has been given.” This is NOT good enough. It seems so haphazard to test him on a standard he has not had instruction on in third grade.
We meet with the principal Monday morning because we weren’t satisfied with this answer. In that same conversation with the curriculum person, I had suggested they give him a portfolio entry attempt aligned to the weekly skill focus. This can not be done based on the current portfolios they created because they get more complex as the school year progresses. So, if they were to pull the standard he just studied, it would be passage that was too difficult to read at this point in the year. The only solution to this I believe is to ask they do NOT give him portfolio entries until he has for sure had instruction in class that is aligned to those. I don’t see us being able to do anything else because I KNOW, having taught in that district for ten years, this sort of recreation of the portfolio entries is not going to happen this school year. Unfortunately, my son is going to suffer because of it.
Another issue is that my son has NEVER done well on electronic assessments and this is what they are doing with the portfolios. He has an IEP in language currently, but we need to add extra time and breaks, and perhaps small group testing. I asked if they could give him a paper portfolio instead of electronic, and I was willing to add that to his IEP as well. The curriculum person said that accommodation CAN be added, but it does not guarantee a paper copy in all instances, the portfolio in particular would continue to be administered electronically. I would think, something as important as a portfolio attempt, would be something they HAVE to allow as a paper copy. So this is another issue we are bring to the principal. I have NO doubt it will need to be elevated to the district level because we are hitting a wall right now.
I read a post in here that opting out of the FSA is possible. I was thinking if we tell the principal we are seriously considering of him opting out, they may take us more seriously? I highly doubt we could convince my son to sit there and not attempt the FSA though.
I may never be rehirable again in the district, but I am wanting to make other parents aware of what is going on, that the portfolios don’t align with what is being taught. I don’t know where to start. The PTA president won’t contact me. School board meeting? The Superintendent is a family friend 📷:( The local newspaper?
Does anyone have info on the portfolio that may speak to our rights as parents? It is an experience being on the other side of the fence, the parent side. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and input!


And here is a reply to this post:

It is illegal to use IReady in an IEP for any kind of assessment or evaluation per IDEA. IReady is not peer reviewed or research evidence based. You can opt out of IReady by sending in communication that you do not allow your child to participate in any kind of program that requires a unique log in. In your IEP, you can put in the need for paper based, teacher led and created assessments. Here is a link to use as reference

https://www.wrightslaw.com/idea/art/ieps.rbi.htm


This is a relief-“paper based, teacher led and created assessments!” I appreciate you sharing this. I was told they wouldn’t be willing to even consider he take a paper based portfolio mini assessment. I want to move forward on this for sure. He takes the Ready program independent practice page as a test grade in ELA every other week from the weekly lesson. It is paper based but it is basically a mirror of FSA and prepping them for that. Since this is their core curriculum I wonder what can be done about this. Their mini lessons all week and workbook pages are done in a Ready book.


they need to do an authentic portfolio which is one that the teacher pulls from his work throughout the year showing he knows the standards. Not mini tests.



Here is a post from the Texas anti-STARR group:

I was going to enroll my daughter in k12. Then I read it requires you to take the STAAR test. Online public school can’t opt out seems odd. I was looking at the other options people had mentioned. However, they cost more than I can afford. Is there any cheap or free homeschooling that doesn’t require the STAAR? I was going to do this because my daughters mental disability is getting worse and it would be easier for her. I searched before asking. Also, she currently has a 504 that would either extend her time for the test or opt her out all together. I don’t know it that would make a difference.


And here is another post from this group:

I’d love to understand what DISD stands to gain by moving forward with this. I understand from our (parental) standpoint why privatization/charters are awful, but I’m struggling to understand what the school district gains.


And some replies to this post:

TEA offers “incentives”:

https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Schools/District_Initiatives/Texas_Partnerships_(SB_1882)

HB 1882 basically lets TEA come in and say: charterize or the state will take over your district (and end up charterizing anyway).

Even if a district isn’t “in trouble” per accountability metrics, TEA can bribe districts to charterize by offering more funding.
HB 1882 was pushed through the lege by the charter school lobbies.
Many people were fooled into thinking it was to help “failing” districts, but it is a privatization bill through and through.

The students and teachers will never see the extra money, it will go straight into the hands of the charter operators.


Yeah, this is really quite awful legislation. I think that HB 3 got so much media attention, this was slyly passed without any media attention. It could further devastate public ed.


1882 was passed by the 2017 lege.

The damage it’s done in two short years has been gigantic.
See San Antonio ISD, Waco ISD as examples…the state is currently gunning for Houston ISD.


El Paso ISD is excitedly selling itself out, too. 😢


We are in DISD, and the people who are advocating for this only say it means more $$$$ for the schools. Never mind that it means we hand over control of the best schools in our district to boards that don’t answer to our elected school board. 😡😡😡


Exactly. What good is more money without local control?
All is does is line the pockets of the charter operators. It does nothing for students or teachers.
All charterization does is put public money into private hands.


Keep a couple of things in mind…legitimate school districts do not make campaign contributions, do not really want STAAR, encourage their faculties and students to be a part of the electoral process….and consultants, charter schools, and the manufacturers of STAAR….make campaign contributions, wine and dine Legislators, support the bogus system of testing to close schools and punish local control….then when they can snag a Superintendent to support the crony endeavors…all the better…..the erosion of quality education can be done from the inside out….like a rotten onion….


Or school districts think they are above everyone else because of their A plus rating and don’t think they’ll ever face privatization but then the first charter school opens up right down the street from the administration office and some of the very families the district would like to keep, enroll their kids in that charter because they are sick of all the testing. True story.


The STAAR test is the major piece of legislation that the Legislators have initiated to change public schools. All the STAAR rules and regulations, the testing environments, dropping versions for Special Education, multiple opportunities, Summer School sessions, even the field questions on the STAAR…yes questions the kids have to answer but are not graded….take up testing time….the time itself was changed by the Legislature from all the time kids needed to limited time, teachers monitoring patters, bathroom monitors with sign out sheets for kids, sworn oaths required by teachers and administrators that could cost certifications, all of this test is bogus….it needs to go….now kids who are getting ready to graduate cannot get out from under even if they score perfect marks on SAT or ACT….tests that can get them into colleges…they have to take and EOC….just for the data….its wrong, all wrong…parents need to tell their district they are opting out….they must voice their objections to STAAR because it cannot be used for any…none…college admissions, not even in Texas Universities, certainly in other states.


spot on! It happens in suburb and rural districts, too. Throw TASB and TASA in there, too. Those are nothing but good ole boy clubs.


If families “sick of all the testing” are enrolling their kids in charter schools, they are dumber than a box of hammers and only exacerbating the problem.


many will arrive to these schools in a couple of months to find doors shut…and CEOs under indictment for fraud,…like our Attorney General…



And yet another post from this group:

It’s official. TEA proposes that Texas HS students with passing scores on nationally normed assessments be DENIED GRADUATION unless they also take a state EOC just for the data.

https://www.docdroid.net/khK93zB/2082-001.pdf


More attacks on liberty in Commiefornia: https://christiannews.net/2019/10/14/california-becomes-first-state-to-mandate-abortion-pill-at-public-colleges-after-governor-newsom-signs-into-law/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

THEY KNOW WHAT WEBSITES YOU CLICK ON AND CAN LINK YOUR REAL NAME TO YOUR IP ADDRESS…THEN THEY RANK YOU.
“Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply. Before many schools even look at an application, they comb through prospective students’ personal data, such as web-browsing habits and financial history”

https://t.co/wFrR7yOmFc?amp=1

Douglas MacMillan and
Nick Anderson
Oct. 14, 2019 at 3:02 p.m. MDT

To learn more about prospective students, admissions officers at the University of Wisconsin-Stout turned to a little-known but increasingly common practice: They installed tracking software on their school website.

When one student visited the site last year, the software automatically recognized who she was based on a piece of code, called a cookie, which it had placed on her computer during a prior visit. The software sent an alert to the school’s assistant director of admissions containing the student’s name, contact information and details about her life and activities on the site, according to internal university records reviewed by The Washington Post. The email said she was a graduating high school senior in Little Chute, Wis., of Mexican descent who had applied to UW-Stout.

The admissions officer also received a link to a private profile of the student, listing all 27 pages she had viewed on the school’s website and how long she spent on each one. A map on this page showed her geographical location, and an “affinity index” estimated her level of interest in attending the school. Her score of 91 out of 100 predicted she was highly likely to accept an admission offer from UW-Stout, the records showed.

See the email alert triggered by University of Wisconson at Stout’s tracking software

Colleges are collecting more data about prospective students than ever before — part of an effort, administrators say, to make better predictions about which students are the most likely to apply, accept an offer and enroll. Records reviewed by The Post show that at least 44 public and private universities in the United States work with outside consulting companies to collect and analyze data on prospective students, by tracking their Web activity or formulating predictive scores to measure each student’s likelihood of enrolling.

The practices may raise a hidden barrier to a college education for underprivileged students. While colleges have used data for many years to decide which regions and high schools to target their recruiting, the latest tools let administrators build rich profiles on individual students and quickly determine whether they have enough family income to help the school meet revenue goals.

The Post identified colleges with data operations by reviewing the customer lists of two top admissions consulting firms: Capture Higher Ed and Ruffalo Noel Levitz. The Post interviewed admissions staffers at 23 colleges, examined contracts and emails obtained from 26 public universities through open-records laws, and used a Web privacy tool to confirm the presence of Capture Higher Ed’s tracking software on the websites of 33 universities.
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Records and interviews show that colleges are building vast repositories of data on prospective students — scanning test scores, Zip codes, high school transcripts, academic interests, Web browsing histories, ethnic backgrounds and household incomes for clues about which students would make the best candidates for admission. At many schools, this data is used to give students a score from 1 to 100, which determines how much attention colleges pay them in the recruiting process.

Scoring and tracking are popular at schools that are struggling to survive. Faced with shrinking sources of funding and growing competition for high school graduates, cash-strapped colleges are experimenting with new ways to identify and attract students who can afford to pay tuition, said Lloyd Thacker, a former admissions counselor and founder of the Education Conservancy, a nonprofit research group.

“An admission dean is more and more a businessperson charged with bringing in revenue,” Thacker said. “The more fearful they are about survival, the more willing they are to embrace new strategies.”

Admissions consulting companies charge schools tens of thousands of dollars a year to collect and analyze the data of millions of students. In emails reviewed by The Post, employees of Louisville-based Capture Higher Ed urged school administrators to hand over all data they felt comfortable sharing.

“We love data, so the more the merrier,” one of Capture’s consultants wrote in a 2017 email to the admissions director at UW-Stout.

Capture Higher Ed spokesman Jim Davidson said the company helps schools provide relevant information to students who have chosen to receive that information. Students can opt out of Web tracking by contacting schools directly, he said.

Doug Mell, a spokesman for UW-Stout, said in an email that the school used Capture’s Web tracking for a one-year trial and did not renew the contract this year. The female student who was tracked last year voluntarily gave the school her background information when she applied, he said. She enrolled in the school last year.
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See the full Capture Higher Ed contract with University of Wisconsin at Stout

Consultants are expanding their influence on college campuses. Ruffalo Noel Levitz, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has hired the top admissions officers at more than two dozen universities — including Vanderbilt, Creighton and Marquette — to do paid consulting work on the side, according to interviews and records. Some university officials received compensation from Ruffalo Noel Levitz at the same time that their schools were paying customers of the company — raising questions about potential conflicts of interest, Thacker said.

The vast majority of universities reviewed by The Post do not tell students the schools are collecting their information. In a review of the online privacy policies of all 33 schools using Web tracking software, only three disclosed the purpose of the tracking. The other 30 omitted any explanation or did not explain the full extent or purpose of their tracking.

The State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry said in its online privacy policy that it “does not use cookies.” However, a representative from the school said in an email that the school does use Capture Higher Ed’s tracking cookies to show relevant pop-up ads to students but deletes the cookies from its databases “within four hours.”
The privacy policy for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. (College’s website)

Some privacy experts say colleges’ failure to disclose the full extent of how they share data with outside consultants may violate the spirit if not the letter of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, a federal law protecting the privacy of student education records at schools that receive federal education funds. FERPA generally requires that schools ask for students’ permission before sharing their personal data with any outside parties.
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Rather than getting permission, some schools have classified the consulting companies as “school officials,” a legal designation that exempts them from FERPA if certain conditions are met.

Zachary Greenberg, a program officer at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a student advocacy group, said colleges that do this risk undermining one of the goals of FERPA — to make the management of records more transparent. “Students deserve to know where their information is going,” Greenberg said.

The Education Department can suspend all federal funding to any school it finds in violation of FERPA but has never imposed that penalty in the 45 years since the law was created. The agency has other enforcement measures and works with offenders to voluntarily come into compliance, said Angela Morabito, a spokeswoman for the Education Department. She declined to say whether colleges may be violating the law by sharing data with consulting companies.

Many schools do not give students the ability to opt out of data collection.

Jacquelyn Malcolm, chief information officer at the State University of New York’s Buffalo State College, said that if prospective students do not want their Web browsing tracked, they should not visit her school’s website.

“You have a choice of not interacting at all,” Malcolm said in an interview, adding that applicants can get information by calling the school, visiting its social media accounts or visiting other websites with information about different colleges.

In an email, a spokesman for SUNY Buffalo State later said that the school is exploring new ways to inform students about its privacy practices and that anyone can request not to be tracked by sending an email directly to Malcolm.

Filtering recruits with socioeconomic data

Data tools appeal to schools that are trying to increase revenue by recruiting students who can afford to pay tuition.

At Mississippi State University, a state school with more than 18,000 undergraduates, administrators use data to filter a large number of potential applicants down to a select pool of recruits who are a good fit for the school’s academic programs and do not need much financial aid.

Each year, Mississippi State buys data on thousands of high school students from testing firms including the College Board, which owns the SAT, said John Dickerson, assistant vice president for enrollment. These students all gave permission to have their data shared by checking a box when they took the SAT. The nonprofit testing company says on its website that it licenses the names and data of each student for 47 cents apiece.
The section of SAT instructions that explains how the College Board may collect and share student data.

Next, Mississippi State shares its list of prospects with Ruffalo Noel Levitz, which uses a formula to assign each one a score. According to Dickerson, the formula for out-of-state students gives the most weight (30 percent) to a student’s desired major; someone choosing agriculture or veterinary sciences, areas where the school is strong, will score higher than a student who wants to major in music. The formula also weighs their distance from campus (7.9 percent), income level (7.2 percent) and consumer purchasing behavior (6.8 percent), among other factors.

See the full Ruffalo Noel Levitz contract with Mississippi State University

The formula is an example of predictive analytics, a field of computer science that attempts to predict the likelihood of future events by looking for patterns in data. Similar to software that tries to predict what movies or music someone will like, these formulas attempt to guess which students are a good match for a college based on how many attributes they have in common with students who previously enrolled in the school.

A predictive formula may also be adjusted to favor the types of people a college wants more of, such as ethnic minorities or students of financial means.

Mississippi State uses socioeconomic data in its admissions algorithm to recruit more high-income students from outside the state, Dickerson said. Like many public universities, Mississippi State has ramped up out-of-state recruiting because those students pay higher tuition. The university drew 42 percent of its freshmen from out of state in 2018, up from 26 percent a decade earlier, federal data shows.

“From a practical standpoint,” Dickerson said, “you would want to know if folks have an ability to pay.”

The vast majority of Mississippi State students still receive some form of financial aid, and the school says it does not use financial information to determine who gets an offer of admission. However, focusing recruiting resources on higher-income students means lower-income students may receive less encouragement to apply for college.

Shaquilla Wordlaw, a junior at Mississippi State, said she thinks it is a good idea for college recruiters to use more data to target messages to the right students. But Wordlaw, who is from Starkville, where Mississippi State is based, says the school should not discriminate against students based on their income.

“They’re choosing those who are a part of the upper class rather than middle or lower, because they want money,” Wordlaw said. “They’re not focused on the education they are providing.”

Consulting companies may estimate a student’s financial position by checking their Zip codes against U.S. Census data for estimated household incomes in that area. Ruffalo Noel Levitz and Capture Higher Ed also buy information from third-party data brokers, which gather consumer data from public and private databases on property holders, magazine subscribers and supermarket loyalty-card members.

Data brokers are getting rich by selling your secrets. How states are trying to stop them.

Some schools say data analysis can help them find students who might not have applied in the first place. George Mason University, in Northern Virginia, uses data analysis tools to look for nontraditional prospects who might have working-class parents or be the first in their family to go to college, said David Burge, the school’s vice president for enrollment management.
Consulting companies woo college officials

As they pursue student data, colleges have embraced an industry of consultants.

Hundreds of school administrators filled the ballroom of a Nashville convention center in late July for a keynote speech by Sumit Nijhawan, a former tech executive who became CEO of Ruffalo Noel Levitz last year. He paced before a large screen and discussed how data is helping colleges tailor their pitch to individual students, similar to how tech companies such as Spotify and Netflix surface music and videos based on the user, he said. “Usually the solution to problems is lurking somewhere around in data,” Nijhawan told the crowd. “And there’s a lot of data in higher ed — no doubt about that.”

The three-day conference, replete with lunch buffets, PowerPoint presentations and free coffee mugs with company logos, was an example of how consulting companies are trying to win over school officials as they negotiate for larger contracts and more access to student data.

Hackers breach admissions files at three private colleges

At least 30 admissions officers have taken part in Ruffalo Noel Levitz’s associate consulting program over the past decade, according to interviews and records posted on the company’s website. Emails reviewed by The Post show the program is helping Ruffalo Noel Levitz build closer ties to campus decision-makers.

Cecilia Castellano, vice provost of strategic enrollment planning at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, became an associate consultant for Ruffalo Noel Levitz around the same time her school signed a three-year, $48,000 contract, which was obtained by The Post through a public-records request. Castellano, who was listed as the “primary contact” on that business deal in October 2016, received emails from Ruffalo Noel Levitz a few days later, asking her to sign up for a “new associate training workshop” later in the year.

In an email to Castellano the same year, Ruffalo Noel Levitz asked her to help pitch a $13,590-per-person certification program to potential customers. “Please encourage the teams on your client campuses to consider the program,” the email said.

Dave Kielmeyer, a university spokesman, said Castellano attended the consultant training in 2016 and has since done two paid consulting projects for the company. She got approval from the school, which did not see the work as a conflict, Kielmeyer said. Castellano “has a role in hiring vendors,” he said, but the school’s provost or chief financial officer must approve consulting contracts.

Admissions officers at Vanderbilt, Creighton and Marquette universities say that they have disclosed their consulting roles with their colleges and are careful not to work with competing schools. Nijhawan, the Ruffalo Noel Levitz CEO, said in an interview that the program is aimed at helping school administrators “share knowledge across the industry.”
Matching ‘cookies’ to student identities

Some of the same technologies that big companies use to track users and show ads to consumers are gaining traction in college admissions. One example is Capture Higher Ed’s behavioral tracking service, which relies on cookies to record every click students make when they visit a university website.

Each visitor to the university site gets a cookie, which sends Capture information including that person’s Internet protocol address, the type of computer and browser they are using, what time of day they visited the site and which pages within the site they clicked on, according to Patrick Jackson, chief technology officer for digital privacy firm Disconnect, who reviewed college websites on behalf of The Post.

Every time that person returns to the site, Capture learns more information about them, such as their interest in athletics or the amount of time they spend on financial aid pages, according to promotional videos on the company’s website.

Initially, the cookies identify each visitor by the IP address, a unique code associated with a computer’s Internet connection, but Capture also offers software tools to match the cookie data with people’s real identities, according to the company’s promotional videos. Colleges do this by sending marketing emails to thousands of prospective students, inviting them to click on a hyperlink inside the message for more information about a particular topic, according to the videos.

When a student clicks on the link, Capture learns which email address is associated with which IP address, connecting the student’s real identity to the college’s snapshot of the student’s Web browsing history, Capture executives said in one of the videos.
Promotional video for Capture Higher Ed’s student tracking service.

“We are embedding links in every email,” Billy Pierce, then director of undergraduate admission at the University of Toledo, a Capture customer, said onstage at a college admissions conference in 2016. “You want more of the identified visitors coming to your website because those are the kids that you have their name, their address, their email, sometimes their phone number — any information you have in your system now gets tied to their behavior,” Pierce said at the conference, a video of which was posted to YouTube.

Meghan Cunningham, a spokeswoman for the University of Toledo, said the school uses Capture’s software code on its website and in some — not all — of its marketing emails in an effort to give students information relevant to them. In an email, Pierce added that students choose to give their names and contact information to the school.

Admissions officers say behavioral tracking helps them serve students in the application process. When a college sees that a qualified student is serious about applying based on the student’s Web behavior, it can dedicate more staffers to follow up.

“An admissions counselor may only have an hour in a given day to make contact with prospective students,” Chrissy Holliday, vice president of enrollment at Colorado State University at Pueblo — a Capture Higher Ed client — said in an email. “The web data allows the counselor to know which students are currently most engaged and might benefit most from that contact.”

But Web tracking may unfairly provide an advantage to students with better access to technology, said Bradley Shear, a Maryland lawyer who has pushed for better regulation of students’ online privacy. A low-income student may be a strong academic candidate but receive less attention from recruiters because the student does not own a smartphone or have high-speed Internet access at home, he said.

“I don’t think the algorithm should run the admissions department,” Shear said.”

When one student visited the site last year, the software automatically recognized who she was based on a piece of code, called a cookie, which it had placed on her computer during a prior visit. The software sent an alert to the school’s assistant director of admissions containing the student’s name, contact information and details about her life and activities on the site, according to internal university records reviewed by The Washington Post. The email said she was a graduating high school senior in Little Chute, Wis., of Mexican descent who had applied to UW-Stout.
The admissions officer also received a link to a private profile of the student, listing all 27 pages she had viewed on the school’s website and how long she spent on each one. A map on this page showed her geographical location, and an “affinity index” estimated her level of interest in attending the school. Her score of 91 out of 100 predicted she was highly likely to accept an admission offer from UW-Stout, the records showed.

This WaPost article has a table showing which universities use trackers, cookies or predictive analytics to collect data about kids (like this above).


And a reply to this post:

There is a real reason that this week schools across demographics, across the country are all taking classroom instruction time to fill out the FAFSA form together.



And another post from her:

Amazom AI detects fear.
“Fear is actually the eighth psychological state that Amazon claims to be able to read with its facial recognition software. The company had previously announced that it could detect sad, angry, surprised, disgusted, calm and confused facial images as well as a general age range. Competing companies such as Microsoft and Google offer similar analysis features, but none have claimed to be able to detect fear as of yet.”


Here is a post from someone on Alice Linahan’s wall:

This came from DallasISD and is a victory for public education advocates.

Announcement: Recently, Dallas ISD proposed changes to board policy ELA (Local) Campus or Program Charters – Partnership Charters. The amendments to the policy would have enabled the district to also accept partnership applications for open enrollment schools as allowed by Senate Bill 1882.

After careful consideration, Dallas ISD will no longer pursue SB 1882 partnerships. Although other districts in Texas have pursued such agreements, Dallas ISD has a great history in creating successful partnerships as evidenced by over 70 industry partners with our P-Tech program. In addition, the district will continue to develop partnerships outside the realm of SB 1882 to provide our students with the best opportunities for success.


Kudso to these Georgia parents for fighting back against the Transtapo: https://www.frcaction.org/updatearticle/20191016/parents-flip


Here is a post from The Activist Mommy:

Public schools are no longer educational institutions. They are propaganda camps! 😡 Please do all you can to get your children out and protect them. 💔


And here are the replies to this post:

Thank God my kids are adults. If they brought home questions like this or were made to answer questions like this, my blood would boil. It’s nothing more than indoctrination & brainwashing that it’s ok to do those things. It’s not!


The pediatrician are also asking the same questions and having the same discussions. Parents must advocate and stay informed!! Never leave your children alone with the doctors. I told the pediatrician I’m Catholic and 100% apposed to any questions or suggestions that goes against my religious beliefs. As she went down her mandated list of questions she kept stopping and then just ripped it up realizing she was not able to read any of them without discrimination against my faith! They are manipulating our children and parents are being complacent!


I did step out of the room thinking that the doctor was going to ask the ‘do you feel safe at home’ talk. My newly 12 yr old told me word for word what was said…during her appt for her skin!
“Do you have sex?” My daughter replied, “no”. Doctor said, “Well when you do in a couple of years you can come back and see me and I will give you pills to prevent pregnancy.” Needless to say, I was livid! How dare her! I told my daughter that she does not have permission to go back there…and explained God’s design for sex, etc. once again as she had already heard that from me.


Never heard of a doctor or pediatrician asking these questions! Not saying it is not true, just hard to fathom!


get used to it. More things are happening that you are not aware of and not even fathom.


do you have any children? The doctors always ask parents to step out. But you can refuse. They have a mental wellness checklist starting each visit at around 9 years old. Starts with depression sadness wanting to hurt yourself. Then touching yourself, knowing your sex organs, puberty and then sex questions including STDs and pregnancy!


It has been going on for years. It is a hidden gem most parents only hear about after kids are exposed and most kids are too embarrassed to share its entirety. It now includes the transgender and gender identity. Look up your states mandates on education. It is in all states and directly effects state funding for public schools. Only private schools or schools not receiving federal/state grants can deviate.


I had this experience years ago when my daughter was 13. We went in for a skin exam. I was asked to leave the room. I did so. Later my daughter told me the Dr had suggested home abuse. And other things.
I wrote a fuming letter to the hospital director, a nun( Catholic hospital)
She replied with apology and stated that they were changing exam policy due to my letter.
Being silent and passively putting up with things that are wrong is how they gain force and get out of control.


Last time I saw the doc I had to fill out a new sheet, even though I had been seeing him for 2 years. It actually had some of those kind of questions on it… I couldn’t believe it and told the nurse to take it away!


I never leave my children alone with any type of doctor for this reason as well. My 16 year old daughter is aware of the propaganda, the disregard for faith and the hypocrisy of the government as well as medicine (specifically payoffs between doctors for prescribing and pushing meds). With that said, my daughter asks for me to stay in the room and the doctors are always shocked. When I point out we have a transparent and mutual respect for one another they seem as though it’s outdated and odd simply bc they are not use to what should be. They are not going to get anything passed this mom or her children.


My daughter has recently developed medical issues. At an appointment, the doc made me leave the room while she asked her questions about sex and drugs. My daughter is 16 and had some high blood sugar. I can’t even talk to the doc about treatment options. It’s sickening.


happens all the time. That’s why we as parents must advocate. Just like pushing the HPV vaccination on parents and tweens.


Since when does our schools think they have the right to ask questions that only parents should be asking our children???? My children are grown and the schools didn’t have these questions and not one of them had any of these problems. Not one of them had a child before they were 21 and never were they confused about their sexuality. If they had questions..they came to me. I have Grandkids that are in school now and this is just another way to try to put things in our childrens heads. I am furious with this!!!!!


because too many parents were willing to abdicate their many responsibilities to the govt…some schools have been their agents for a long time now! We gave them an inch, they took a mile!


Twenty years ago my son was in Jr high. The following year we started to homeschool. It was not until that year that another homeschool mom informed me that the prior year, in the “health” class our sons were both in, they were being taught about these very things. That mom had sat in every class. I was in sickening shock. I said, “HOW?? We attended the meeting where the principal and teacher explained everything to the parents that they would be talking about. We reviewed the book. We spoke privately to the principal who assured us he was a Bible-believing Christian man and said that there would be NO inappropriate sex education on his watch. We left feeling completely confident. How did this happen?!?! “
Since she attended every class, she knew, and said,
“Because the person they brought in from a local (large) hospital pushed the book aside and taught from her own curriculum that included homosexuality, oral sex, and masterbation.”
I. Was. Sick. (and livid) Finding this out a full YEAR later, I sat my son down and we talked about all of it. As a nurse, I had always been open with my kids and tried to present things in a natural way so it wasn’t uncomfortable to talk about. I talked about God’s gift to MARRIAGE. But now I had to explain to my 14 yr old how the world had PERVERTED what was meant for good and meant only for marriage between a man and a woman. I always wanted to educate my kids at the age-appropriate time, with age-appropriate information, based on a GODLY and Biblical world view, not on the time table the world thinks we should use.
We began home-schooling our daughter in 4th grade because I saw hoIt has slowly gotten worse in schools. Parents have had their heads up their butts and I pray their eyes and ears are open to see this mess and stand up against it!w the public school had destroyed elements of our son’s innocence and childhood. I wanted to preserve that as long as I could in our daughter. Adult life is very difficult and once you reach adulthood, there is no going back to an innocent childhood. I just wanted my kids to have a PURE, Bible-based childhood full of unconditional love, learning the facts of life at healthy junctions. It was never my purpose to shield them from truths that would cause them to be naive, but that doesn’t mean giving condom lessons to 10 yr olds!
Our public schools and our culture have destroyed the innocence of childhood. Children being raised in healthy environments will ASK about things as their curiosity grows. Answering those questions honestly, but with age-appropriate answers will lead to the healthy development of a secure, balanced adult.
God have mercy on the innocent children being subjected to this evil. 😭


I heard a transgender talking on tv, and she said, she was feeling bad about herself, and learned in school she was transgender…without schools encouraging this we wouldn’t have so much of it. These children need psychological help.


I wish more parents would stand up against this crap. Sadly where I live no one has the guts to do so because they feel out numbered. I am constantly fighting for my child’s rights and my rights as her parent that are being violated at school, but it’s always a run around that leads to nothing except me being hated and treated like a problem because I took a stand against them and they do not like it! I think we parents can demand all we want but they don’t care they think they run the show! It’s awful.


Schools make money on these surveys and keep the info follows your child and dictates curriculum and services…. they have an agenda that undermines parental authority


Some teachers are even getting discourage about the curriculum that is being taught so they are quitting their professions.


It has slowly gotten worse in schools. Parents have had their heads up their butts and I pray their eyes and ears are open to see this mess and stand up against it!


they’ve also used so called security concerns to block parents out completely which makes it far easier for them to have complete control of your child


Parents don’t want to parent their own children. They gladly relinquish their rights to public school faculty. They are all sheep believing the schools know better when and how to discuss all sensitive social, cultural and religious issues with their children. Even the well meaning parents will go along with the program to not single out their child as different!!The teachers are no longer meeting the students educational needs but somehow are all sex and human health experts now!

I worked in and was the PTO president in public school. I basically volunteered every waking moment. No disrespect because I certainly feel for parents who want to just have the education provided. I advocated on behalf of all of their children. I was advocating alone in some cases. Parents were not fazed by the sex ed curriculum being forced on 9 and 10 year olds. Most even well meaning parents will go with the flow rather then fight battles or find alternatives.


I’m 52, I will never forget being told by the school and my daughters doctor, that when she was 12 years old I was no longer able to be in the same room with her at doctor’s appointments and school appointments. It was for her safety and personal business, unless she signed some ridiculous form. REALLY! This is my daughter! I’m responsible for her safety and her personal business! It’s my responsibility to make sure that she is safe, healthy and happy. Our government signed into law that we have no rights to our children past 12 years of age, but we are responsible for everything they do until they are 18. This is what the Democrats have done! So don’t tell me the government isn’t taking our prenatal rights away. This started years ago. My daughter is now 32, so this is 30 years ago, and its getting worse every year.


My kids doctor asked her these exact questions when she was only 11


Teach your children not to answern these questions and tell you.. Teach them to tell you about things happening at school that they feel uncomfotable about.


My son was given something similar in his CcD class years ago. I marched up there, read them the riot act and told them to give it to me.


Disgusting- Planned Parenthood brought into my sons 10th grade health class 3/4 times without approval from board of ed


Im from MA. and my middle school daughter came home yesterday telling us the weird inapproriate stuff she is learning and forced to talk about in Health class. From having to do mock dates in class which was explained can be two females two males or female male. To having to list physical reasons girls are attracted to boys & vice versa and then read in front of the class to many other very personal topics like loosing virginity. She takes surveys in class and last year they were taught how meth was made. She is mortified and embarrassed and frankly as HER PARENTS we DO NOT GIVE THE SCHOOL PERMISSION TO DISCUSS SEXUAL INFO WITH OUR CHILD. We do speak up to the school but are treated as though we are the problem. The schools need to start teaching valuable life skills instead of pushing sex and drugs and agendas.😠😞



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

What can I do if the school tested my child after I submitted an exclusion form?


And here are the replies to this post:

They cannot be trusted. I would not leave my children with people who could not be trusted. They knew what they were doing. That is very unprofessional. I would file an affidavit and they would lose several thousand dollars as my child exited.

They not only tested your child but collected data on that child that you did not give consent for, in fact you turned in a form directing them not to. They simply did nit care what you wanted.


I believe you can have your test pulled. That’s not the term they used… I can’t remember exactly how they described it, but I believe they can request the test be deleted somehow from the testing provider. I wish I could find where I read that! Maybe someone else will know, but you could ask the school & if they don’t know, maybe ask your State School Board member?


I withdrew my kids from this school this year. They pushed it way too much!



Looks like Van Buren Middle School in Kettering, Ohio is pushing the LGBTQP agenda: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/lgbt


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

an email from a charter school in LAUSD, which was sent to parents for tomorrow’s event:

LGBTQ SPIRIT DAY THIS THURSDAY!

Spirit Day, which occurs every October during National Bullying Prevention, is spearheaded by GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). We are encouraging our school community to “go purple” and wear the color as a way to signify an alliance against bullying this upcoming Thursday, October 17th. Attached you’ll find some helpful resources in case you want some language to use with your child or family. Some of these resources will be utilized for instruction within the classrooms as well this week.


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Replacing teachers and textbooks with shiney tech and creepy camera surveillance doesn’t work. Altschool (created by former Google exec and backed by Zuckerberg & Thiel) closed June 2019 after wasting taxpayer money and years of school these kids will never get back.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/amp/AltSchool-s-out-Zuckerberg-backed-startup-that-14058785.php?__twitter_impression=true

“At AltSchool, attendance got a makeover, with even kindergartners signing in on an iPad. Kids got a “playlist” of activities that used a mix of apps. Cameras on the walls recorded lessons so teachers could review them later.

Now, the 21st century schoolhouse, created by a former Google executive and backed by titans of tech like Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel, is essentially shutting down. AltSchool is being retooled as Altitude Learning, a startup that will sell software and professional development services nationwide….”


I found that this group, the American School Health Association, is promoting SEL (they used the codewords “whole child”): http://www.ashaweb.org/news-events/advocacy/

As can be seen from here, this group is also tied to the Comprehensive Sexuality Standards, along with some other groups: National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN), American Association for Health Education, the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education, and Future of Sexuality Education (FoSE): https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B50W2Y7Vse75Q0pZQWhNN2JhZ1E/edit

Also, I found, that AHSA and Advocates for Youth were promoting something called Amaze (which was created by Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health): http://www.ashaweb.org/amazeing-animated-sexuality-education-videos-for-middle-schoolers/


Looks like Planned Parenthood is promoting “sex ed” not just in the US but around the world as well: https://www.ippf.org/sites/default/files/ippf_framework_for_comprehensive_sexuality_education.pdf


The Eastern Lancaster County School District in Pennsylvania appears to be going further on the gender-bender bandwagon: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/school-district-to-eliminate-locker-rooms-replace-them-with-gender-neutral-facilities


Here is a post from the Common Core Diva: Vouchers are tax funded and page 17 of ESSA states all Ed must be aligned to the same thing. That renders “choice” a moot point.


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

If you can’t open the New York Times article, here it is:
The New York Times
For Sale: Survey Data on Millions of High School Students
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The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass. Many teenagers were invited after data from a college-planning questionnaire they took, My CollegeOptions, was shared with the organizer.CreditCreditNational Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists
By Natasha Singer
July 29, 2018
LOWELL, Mass. — Three thousand high school students from across the United States recently trekked to a university sports arena here to attend an event with an impressive-sounding name: the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Many of their parents had spent $985 on tuition.
Months earlier, the teenagers had received letters, signed by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, congratulating them on being nominated for “a highly selective national program honoring academically superior high school students.”
The students all had good grades. But many of them were selected for the event because they had once filled out surveys that they believed would help them learn about colleges and college scholarships.
Through their schools, many students in the audience had taken a college-planning questionnaire, called MyCollegeOptions. Others had taken surveys that came with the SAT or the PSAT, tests administered by the College Board. In filling out those surveys, the teenagers ended up signing away personal details that were later sold and shared with the future scientists event.
“It wasn’t like I sought out filling in my information for the College Board to sell to other companies,” said Adriana Bay, 19, a sophomore at Vanderbilt University this fall who was solicited by the future scientists event when she was in high school. “You are giving them the liberty to profit off your information.”
Consumers’ personal details are collected in countless ways these days, from Instagram clicks, dating profiles and fitness apps. While many of those efforts are aimed at adults, the recruiting methods for some student recognition programs give a peek into the widespread and opaque world of data mining for millions of minors — and how students’ profiles may be used to target them for educational and noneducational offers. MyCollegeOptions, for instance, says it may give student loan services, test prep and other companies access to student data.
These marketing programs are generally legal, taking advantage of the fact that there is no federal law regulating consumer data brokers. They also face little oversight because federal education privacy laws make public schools, and not their vendors, directly responsible for controlling the spread of student data.
But the handling of student surveys is receiving heightened scrutiny, particularly in the wake of revelations about Cambridge Analytica, a voter-profiling company that siphoned off the data of Facebook users who took a personality questionnaire.
In May, the Department of Education issued “significant guidance”that recommended that public schools make clearer to students and their parents that surveys with the SAT and the ACT, a separate college admissions exam, are optional. The notice emphasized that pretest surveys could provide opportunities for families to learn about college choices. But it also reminded schools that parents had the right to inspect all surveys in advance. Parents also have the right to opt their children out of any school-required surveys that touch on sensitive topics like religion, family income or politics.
The new federal guidance could give school districts and state education agencies “leverage to push the College Board and the ACT to either eliminate the voluntary survey when it’s being given in a school,” said Amelia Vance, director of education privacy at the Future of Privacy Forum, an industry-funded think tank, “or take out any questions that would be considered sensitive in a particular state.”
Over the last few years, several states have passed laws that might also limit the spread of some student profiles. The laws generally prohibit online educational vendors to schools from selling students’ personal data or using it for targeted advertising.
For high school students who want to receive materials from colleges and scholarship organizations, nonprofit college admissions testing services, like ACT and the College Board, offer optional surveys. Many colleges, universities and scholarship organizations buy such survey data to pinpoint prospective students.
More than three million students who graduated in 2018 took surveys with the ACT, the SAT or the PSAT, which is a college scholarship test given to high school juniors. The College Board charges educational institutions 43 cents per student name. Starting in September, the ACT will charge 45 cents per name.
As marketing materials on the ACT site put it: Purchasing the names of “racial and ethnic minorities is a great way to increase diversity at your campus.” Other survey services, however, sell students’ personal information far beyond colleges.
Scholarships.com, for instance, asks students for their name, birth date, race, religion, home address and citizenship status and whether they have “impairments” like H.I.V., depression or a “relative w/Alzheimer’s.” Scholarships.com also has a subsidiary, American Student Marketing, that describes itself as the “exclusive broker” of the student data collected by Scholarships.com, offering it to marketers of student loans, credit cards and smartphones.
Scholarships.com did not respond to requests for comment.
“I find all of this really troubling,” said Marianne Stephens, the college counselor at Shorewood High School, a public school in Shoreline, Wash. After students there received mailings from a slew of leadership events, Ms. Stephens posted a “Sham Alert” on her school’s website describing many student recognition programs as “essentially well-packaged marketing schemes.” The alert also said students could opt out of college surveys that share their information.
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Tuition for the future scientists event, held in a university arena, was $985. Richard Rossi, whose company organized the event, said the company plans to become more transparent about its student selection process. People deserve to know “how did you get my name?” he said.CreditNational Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists
“Students and families don’t realize that the data may come back to them as misleading marketing,” she said.
Richard Rossi, executive director of the National Leadership Academies, the company behind the future scientists event, said the program accurately described itself as selective because it accepted only students with at least a 3.5 grade point average.
“Does that make it less appropriate to tell them they are special?” Mr. Rossi asked. “In my mind, no.”
Some families find educational value in events that identify their children through surveys. Students at the three-day Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders heard motivational career talks by science luminaries like Sylvia Earle, the renowned oceanographer, and Shree Bose, a Google science fair winner.
“I felt excited to hear words from people who were successful in science to inspire me,” said Sebastian Gonzalez, a high school junior interested in engineering who came to the event with his parents from Northern California.
But critics say survey services may categorize students in ways that could expose them to predatory marketing or exclude them from important opportunities.
“The harm is that these children are being profiled, stereotyped, and their data profiles are being traded commercially for all sorts of uses — including attempts to manipulate them and their families,” said Joel Reidenberg, a professor at the Fordham University School of Law who was one of the authors of a recent research report on the student data market.
Paul Weeks, ACT’s senior vice president for client relations, said his organization allowed only colleges, universities and scholarship organizations to use its database, which includes details like students’ family income, religious affiliation and test score range. ACT also prohibits clients from sharing students’ data with third parties, he said.
He added that the National Leadership Academies requested and was denied access to student data in January.
Last week, ACT acquired the company that owns MyCollegeOptions, one of the services that shared information with the future science leaders event. Ed Colby, a spokesman for ACT, said his organization would “continue to abide by the highest standards of data privacy.” (Until June, The New York Times had a contract with MyCollegeOptions to distribute codes for free trial subscriptions. The Times did not receive information about students.)
The College Board,which oversees the survey given with the SAT test, describes its services as “the largest, most effective admission search database in the U.S., connecting millions of test takers with colleges, universities and nonprofit educational organizations.” The organization has signed an industry Student Privacy Pledge, which includes a promise not to sell students’ personal information or disclose it for unauthorized purposes or targeted advertising.
But the College Board allows universities to share students’ data with certain educational partners, said Zach Goldberg, a spokesman for the College Board. And one of those universities disclosed students’ survey data to the for-profit National Leadership Academies.
In a follow-up email, Mr. Goldberg said his organization “was troubled” by the inquiry from The New York Times and was suspending the university that shared students’ data while it conducted an investigation. He added that the College Board had previously terminated accounts when users violated its policies.
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On Monday, the College Board said it was changing its policy regarding universities and colleges that share its student survey data with certain educational partners. In an email, Mr. Goldberg said the College Board would “maintain a direct relationship with and oversight of all organizations using College Board-sourced student data.”
Mr. Rossi, the National Leadership Academies’ executive director, said his company planned to be more transparent about how it selected students.
“There’s been a shift, and people now need to know, deserve to know: ‘Where does this all come from?’” Mr. Rossi said. “‘How did you get my name?’”
Mr. Rossi said he had also developed a new recruitment method: hiring the parents of past program attendees to solicit student recommendations from teachers. Parents can earn $10 for each teacher-generated nomination, he said, and $100 for each new student who enrolls.


So, the drama of the NWO and their allies with abortion continues. Apparently the Vatican was working with pro-abortion Ford Foundation (the one that is one of the groups behind the Comprehensive Sexuality Standards and also has former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on the board) to help with their Amazon Synod? For a while now, I’ve thought that the Pope and the Vatican are in league with the NWO. This is just further proof.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-downplays-funding-from-pro-abortion-ford-foundation-as-commotion-ensues-in-synod-hall


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

Dear Texans,

Our children are under attack by an agenda that seeks to sexualize and confuse their identity. Austin ISD has written 1,119 pages of human sexuality/gender confusion curriculum for 3rd-8th grade. It can be found on the AISD website here http://austinisd.org/pe-health/health-education

There is so much wrong with these lessons, it would be impossible to summarize. This is a page from the 7th grade curriculum called the Genderbread Person that is followed by a Gender Matching Game.

I encourage you to review the lessons yourself. On Monday, October 28th, the Austin ISD Trustees are expected to adopt this curriculum for more than 84,000 students. WE THE PEOPLE plan to attend this meeting and we need YOU to join us. Please come Stand for Children!

It will be a long night. The law allows for everyone signed up to speak for one (1) minute. The room will not hold us ALL. As someone leaves, others will be let in. There is a large courtyard outside the meeting room, where we will wait. Ps 27:14.

Please wear red or contact Concerned Parents of Texas for a T-shirt

Place: 1111 W. Sixth St, Austin, Texas 78703
Date: October 28, 2019
Rally Time: Texas Values/Concerned Parents Press Release/Rally 6:00-6:30 pm
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm


I believe a group called the Texas Freedom Network may have had a role in this. This group was started by Ford Foundation board member and former Planned Parenthood CEO or President (cannot recall which), Cecile Richards, in 1995. Cecile Richards is the daughter of former Texas governor Ann Richards. Apparently, Richards also served as deputy chief of staff for Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California.

https://www.fordfoundation.org/media/4324/powerinfluencechange2019_bios_speakers_v8-1.pdf

I talked to Alice Linahan, which Texas Freedom Network has bashed and knows her by name, about my hunch and she said I was correct.


This here publication from SIECUS appears to suggest that they are planning to have teachers show “competence” (meaning teach the way the abortion and LGBTQP pushers want) in order to get certified to teach sex ed in middle and high school: https://siecus.org/resources/national-teacher-preparation-standards-for-sexuality-education/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

College Board sells licenses to student data they get when your child takes their survey or signs up for Student Search Services. Don’t consent to profiling kids for profit.

‘[T]he College Board allows universities to share students’ data with certain educational partners, said Zach Goldberg, a spokesman for the College Board.”

“These marketing programs are generally legal, taking advantage of the fact that there is no federal law regulating consumer data brokers. They also face little oversight because federal education privacy laws make public schools, and not their vendors, directly responsible for controlling the spread of student data.” ….”Scholarships.com, for instance, asks students for their name, birth date, race, religion, home address and citizenship status and whether they have “impairments” like H.I.V., depression or a “relative w/Alzheimer’s.” Scholarships.com also has a subsidiary, American Student Marketing, that describes itself as the “exclusive broker” of the student data collected by Scholarships.com, offering it to marketers of student loans, credit cards and smartphones.”

“critics say survey services may categorize students in ways that could expose them to predatory marketing or exclude them from important opportunities.
“The harm is that these children are being profiled, stereotyped, and their data profiles are being traded commercially for all sorts of uses — including attempts to manipulate them and their families,” said Joel Reidenberg, a professor at the Fordham University School of Law who was one of the authors of a recent research report on the student data market.”

The College Board makes an approximate $100 million per year from its “Student Search” program, for which it charges organizations 47 cents per student name.

https://collegeboardsearch.collegeboard.org/pastudentsrch/support/licensing/pricing-payment-policies


And here are some replies to this post:

This morning my child knows to answer only questions 1-8, not including #5 on the PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet (this year only bec/ she’s not eligible for NMS), and nothing beyond #8 https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/psat-nmsqt-sample-student-questionnaire.pdf

And to WHOM is the College Board selling this data… and what are THEY doing with it….


why is Idaho giving this away for free? So the private group (college board) can profit?


I regregeted one my first child. My others were warned not to. Last week, nationally, a day was taken to fill out FAFSA in schools across the country. Many families have no desire of asking or qualifying for federal education money. And now, many of those students are surveyed too.


OCPS…..All 9-12 students took this test on Wednesday, for “free” of course.


Did they tell students that Student Search Services was optionsl?


they did not.


Are you going to write about this? If you do, please send me a link to your article.


We wrote about this in an oped in the Wash Post most recently:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/09/11/is-new-york-state-about-gut-its-student-data-privacy-law/

and have posted a fact sheet for parents here:


Actually they sell the data – according to the US Dept of Education, which wrote “the testing companies then sell this information to colleges, universities, scholarship services, and other organizations for college recruitment and scholarship solicitation.” Don’t fall for that “licensing” BS

https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/sites/default/files/resource_document/file/TA%20College%20Admissions%20Examinations.pdf


Of course! That’s why we had the CB traveling to Minnesota to save a loophole just for them when we tried passed our 3rd-parties-no-share legislation. It’s a racket and so deceptive to the average parents.


Do you have the loophole language or amendment that the CB lobbyist wanted in your bill?


I can look back. He just wanted the CB left out – given an exemption.

Non-public school organizations wanted to be exempt, also. Unfortunate!


Do you have bill number?


I’m having to go through several delete alls to find the exact language. We may have given up more than just the CB.


Here we go! It was in the definition section for technology provider section (last subdivision) and states a technology provider is not a non-profit. That was for the College Board but opened the door to everyone else as non-profit. Subd 2.6b
Sec. 2. [125B.27] TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS.
1.18 Subdivision 1. Technology provider definition. (a) “Technology provider” means a
1.19 person who:
2.1 (1) contracts with a school district, as part of a one-to-one program or otherwise, to
2.2 provide technological devices for student use or to provide access to a software or online
2.3 application; and
2.4 (2) creates, receives, or maintains educational data pursuant or incidental to a contract
2.5 with a school district.
2.6 (b) A technology provider does not include a nonprofit organization that has the primary
2.7 purpose of expanding student access to postsecondary education and that obtains a student’s
2.8 consent to utilize a student’s educational data for that purpose.

In deliberations, we added “obtains a student’s consent to utilize a student’s educational data for [postsecondary access] purpose.



I found that California sex ed curriculum Teen Talk shows kids on their site where to find a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. https://www.health-connected.org/clinic-locator


Looks like the California CSE people are collecting some sort of behavioral data: https://www.etr.org/wise/how-wise-are-you/monitoring-evaluation/


This article ties UNESCO to CSE: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uns-radical-agenda-pushes-sex-lgbt-education-starting-in-kindergarten


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

Innovation all sounds so great, but remember; INNOVATION = EXPERIMENTATION, using our kids as their lab rats. Our kid’s education is no longer about teaching the next generation the foundation of reading, writing, math, history and true science. Our kids are now a “captive market” where a child is now seen as an “investment vehicle” for creating adult jobs, controlled by the state and federal government.

But, it all sounds so good…
Look how 5G is being used in Ohio schools.
5G HITS OHIO: Students in Cleveland this fall are using augmented reality to visit the Great Pyramid and virtual reality to explore the solar system, thanks to the 5G technology their school was outfitted with this summer. With help from Verizon, Ohio’s Breakthrough Schools became the first in the country to gain access to 5G. By 2021, the tech company hopes to equip 100 Title I schools with cutting-edge technology. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-09-28-5g-for-education-is-finally-here-first-stop-cleveland

5G is the Game Changer!

5G is rolling out across the country, while most don’t even know what 5G is/does. 5G will be used for Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality, and colocated with security cameras and tied to the Internet of Things (ie: connected homes, smart water, and electric meters, miles you drive, where you drive… etc.) There is a lot of money to be made on 5G and it is not regulated.

The question is not can we do it? The question is, is it ethical, will it harm our kids and their future? What is the reality of Surveillance Capitalism?

I highly recommend Shoshana Zuboff’s book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. If you are not familiar with it, I have included an important review of this book. Below are two quotes from the review by Audrey Watters…
Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (A Review of Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism)
“Instrumentarian power knows and shapes human behavior toward others’ ends. Instead of armaments and armies, it works its will through the automated medium of an increasingly ubiquitous computational architecture of ‘smart’ networked devices, things, and spaces.”

“It gives the illusion of freedom and autonomy perhaps – at least in its name; but personalized learning is fundamentally about conditioning and control.”

Audrey Watters — Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (A Review of Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism)


And here are some replies to this post:

The FCC sold out a few years back. I wrote an article about their hidden uses of phone fees to undermine education. The website I wrote it for is now defunct.


I live in a Title I district in NY. The amount of “grants” is staggering and nobody asks what the grantors want in return.



Looks like people at the University of Montana are using the radical sex ed we’re fighting in California to train teachers: http://www.umt.edu/ces/conferences/gbgf/imx/2018%20Presentations/Sex-Ed-Foundations-Core-Skills-Training-Jill-Baker.pdf


Shame on Michigan State University for hosting this awful drag reading as part of National Coming Out Week! https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13884


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

They are at it again. Say NO to federal HR4674 NationalStudentDatabase. The data grabbers are still trying to create a national student unit registry. Even though a national student data base has rightfully been prohibted since 1965, they still think your kids are their data.
Here is a link to the bill…. but look no bill text.https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4674/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr+4674%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=1

Huh. 
Sorta like they don’t want you to see it.
Thankfully Karen Effrem has the scoop… and a link to the bill text here.

Congress to Reconsider Massive College Student Data Grab


And some replies to this post:

I thought since FEPA passed we didn’t have a choice on the student unit record.


FEPA was a stepping stone because they couldn’t pull off the bandaid all at once. Now they have connected databases -still have do red tape to ask for data from diff agencies. So much nicer for them to skip that burdensome task and just have a one stop shop database… like a pinterest for data.

This was the hearing where the moneyball data grabbers testified on the need for FEPA.

The proposed NSA-like national database for student data: Moneyball for kids



Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for education feeds right into this-increased federal money with requirements for transparency and adapting based on good investments.


Know where your 2020 presidential candidates stand on PUBLIC eduation:
“Warren’s choice to tap Joshua Delaney as her education advisor is another red flag. After a year of working as a ninth grade educator through Teach for America (TFA) — a program spearheading the “pro-corporate, union-busting agenda” — Delaney founded a board to make programming for TFA “corps members with an interest in education policy and advocacy.” He then landed an internship at the Alliance for Excellent Education, an education reform institution funded by the Gates foundation and large corporations including AT&T, State Farm, and General Electric.
“Why would Warren choose as her education advisor someone who, though progressive on issues such as immigration, is associated with corporate-financed institutions responsible for helping dismantle public schools and teacher unions? “I was surprised and disappointed … to learn that her senior education advisor is TFA,” writes Diane Ravitch. “TFA is a favorite of the Waltons, Eli Broad, and other billionaires who support privatization of public education.”
“It’s also noteworthy that Anne Reid, Warren’s current chief of staff, was formerly the chief strategy officer at Vision to Learn — a philanthropic body headed by billionaire hedge fund manager Austin Beutner before he became the notorious privatizer-pushing superintendent of Los Angeles public schools in 2018.
“Though Warren criticized high stakes testing at a July National Education Association conference, she fought inside the Senate for test-based “accountability” mechanisms as recently as 2015. The Massachusetts Teachers Association’s president noted that a legislative amendment co-sponsored by Warren would “essentially continue the most punitive aspects of No Child Left Behind” and criticized Warren for failing to see that the “use of testing for accountability is narrow-minded, undermines meaningful teaching and learning, and shifts the focus from the real issues our students and communities face.”
“Warren’s stance on charter schools — publicly-funded, but privately-run institutions — is similarly problematic. Though she opposed a 2016 ballot initiative that would have lifted the cap on charters in Massachusetts, she simultaneously argued that “[m]any charter schools in Massachusetts are producing extraordinary results for our students” and insisted on the need to “spread what’s working to other schools.” Last year, Warren went out of her way in a Senate hearing to praise Boston charter schools, despite the fact that these have systematically siphoned off funds from the rest of the city’s school system.”

https://jacobinmag.com/2019/09/elizabeth-warren-education-public-schools?fbclid=IwAR1HjVo9nFhCzQ2KfRqPA8_ai8IT9eqjPszyuJbzYweHVM4eaPXv_hLHqwQ



Here is a post from Shannon Joy:

Parent Alert! PLEASE SHARE!

Many NYS schools are rolling out electronic mental health screenings this year. The test is called the Pediatric Symptoms Checklist – 17.

I’ve provided a screen shot here.

You can REFUSE this screening. Please take a minute to consider the linked report on the dangers of unnecessary childhood, psychological screening. Then decide for yourself!! 

https://www.jpands.org/vol11no3/lehrman.pdf

https://www.cchr.org/sites/default/files/downloads/facts_about_mental_health_screening_in_schools.pdf?download=1


Looks like Garden Spot High School in New Holland , PA has also joined the gender bender war on bathrooms: https://www.theblaze.com/news/pennsylvania-school-district-gender-neutral-locker-rooms?utm_content=buffer78b09&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=fb-theblaze


Looks like the radical sex ed may not have yet been beaten in Austin, TX yet. The school board has been very stubborn and appears to be working against parents: https://onenewsnow.com/education/2019/10/23/tx-school-district-ignoring-parents-over-sex-ed-push


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Softbank robots trained how to be teacher assistants in 3 hours.
“The team at the University of Plymouth developed a new machine learning system, which trains robots how to behave socially by observing human role models, and demonstrated it first in local schools.”

https://amp.ft.com/content/5458d814-f4bd-11e9-b018-3ef8794b17c6?__twitter_impression=true


And some replies to this post:

I thought that Softbank just got bailed out

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/10/22/report-wework-rescued-by-japans-softbank-ceo-gets-1-7b-payout/


SoftBank will take control over WeWork. Softbank is the owner of Pepper.

https://time.com/2845040/robot-emotions-pepper-softbank/


SoftBank is also tied to Federal Reserve-linked bank JP Morgan:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/15/softbank-is-in-talks-with-jp-morgan-on-wework-bailout-package.html

The Federal Reserve is tied to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), which are pushing Common Core and UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

We’ve also tied the Federal Reserve in other ways such as Minneapolis Fed Chairman (or something) Art Roark (or something like that) who is working with ReadyNation or Council for a Strong America or something like that, also with the UN.



Here is a post that was shared in an Ohio anti-Common Core group:

It’s all right here. Two years of finding evidence and building a coalition. You want to know what’s being taught in Ohio schools about “Sex Ed”? The law is not being followed and it’s devastating. Go to the website and read the report.

https://ohiovaluevoters.org/evidence-cse-in-ohio.html


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Oh Looky at the federal school surveillance bill that these US Senators are proposing. HERE IS ONE SMALL PART :
“Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to identify and facilitate the development of best practices to assist elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education to operate behavioral intervention teams to identify students whose behavior indicates a threat of violence and ensure they receive the assistance and services they need.”

https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/content/news/cornyn-gop-colleagues-introduce-bill-help-prevent-mass-shootings

MY RESPONSE

surveillance identifies students whose behavior indicates a threat.


And some replies to this post:

It’s all coming down to predictive analysis, predictive medicine, predictive criminology, predictive data, predictive … There are no crystal balls that will ever be 100% fail safe. The net tightens…

I see they want the Dept of Human Services involved. Hmmm.


Requires HHS to develop and disseminate guidance for states to fund mental health programs and crisis intervention teams under the Medicaid Program.


It’s really important to understand that there is the intersection of military,tech, video game development, and big pharma interests in digital mental health interventions that will attempt to tap into Medicaid. This is going to be incredibly horrific.


I’m telling you, check out Jonathan Moreno’s book or online talks about Mind Wars.


Curious who had input on this in ESSA.


Tennessee is doing a ton of this tied to Blockchain healthcare records and pre-k brain building. I’m guessing Lamar must have known.


pre-K brain building. it is like the GEF map. school in the womb.


Yeah. Hashed Health is the TN group.

https://littlesis.org/org/345924-Hashed_Health

Working with IL on their Blockchain program.

https://illinoisblockchain.tech/illinois-opens-blockchain-development-partnership-with-hashed-health-fe3891e500bb

I think one of the first goals was to get blockchain certifications for doctors. That way they can push telemedicine.


We already have telemedicine in MN.


NY has telemedicine too


not good for ESE kids with stimming behaviors, such as walking around with a heavy backpack for sensory input. 😡


They are in love with data but have no idea if it is accurate or what to do with all of it… but technology is so shiny. (oh and data is $)


THEY are in love with data and the control it brings.


EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE, EVERY WORD YOU TYPE, I’LL BE WATCHING YOU. Sting would be so proud… “Incentivize schools to enforce Internet safety polices that detect online activities of minors who are at imminent risk of committing self-harm or extreme violence against others in order to provide students with the services they need and prevent possible violence.”


Via predictive data and Medicaid they get to establish more social impact bonds.


Yes. Value based payment systems. It’s already done. That is what we are going to get with single payer if people don’t speak out.


it looks like everybody and their brother are involved

https://www.payforsuccess.org/


That’s what I’ve been saying for the past few years.


I believe this to be the bottom line why our state govt in MN wanted to put as many kids as possible into govt child care from birth and along with home visits to 3 (or older). With that govt money comes a lot regs / strings. What is the perspective of someone/business/corporation who is funding PfS? How do they look upon their “investments”?

Further, how do we find out which state officials are investing now? It would so help to tie their bills to their personal investments.


Some of the biggest investors in these “innovative” financial instruments are pension funds, insurance premium portfolios, 401(k)s. We are being set up to fund our retirement through these monstrous things. We are all implicated.

The Minneapolis Fed via Art Rolnick and his protege Rob Grunewald have been in on this from the beginning in the mid 1990s.

https://www.minneapolisfed.org/authors/rob-grunewald

I think I shared this with you before https://wrenchinthegears.com/2018/06/01/making-childhood-pay-arthur-rolnick-steven-rothschild-and-readynation/


You did and thank you! I know about Rolnick and Grunewald. Grunewald is meeting constantly on child care workforce issues and, oh, “early education”. So nice to have the Fed Reserve involved! But it’s our state legislators who have the power to hold back further legislation. PfS got started because of legislation. Individuals – legislators, judges and more make these investments. How do I figure out how to pinpoint legislators using PfS for their own gain? Are their specific financial instruments for PfS?


“Pay for Success” and Medicaid, a match made in tele-therapy heaven

https://pfs.urban.org/get-started/issue-areas/content/pay-success-and-health

Akili. I’m sure it will be labeled “evidence-based.

https://www.akiliinteractive.com/


Florida needs to know. If we don’t get the word out, they won’t know what hit them.

Florida already has a state data system that ties law enforcement and other groups to input data from different systems into one system to help identify threats. Let’s say, your child is listed in the DMV as having Autism for the child’s protection in case they were to wander off. That record is already in the state data system.



Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

🔥🔥🔥SHARE, SHARE, SHARE 🔥🔥🔥

HAS YOUR KID TEXTED 877-877? CHECK YOUR KIDS PHONE RECORDS.

In the Positive Prevention Plus slides they tell the kids to text that number to locate family planning service. After they get the local addresses, they are then prompted to text HOOKUP, which asked for their birth year and zip code. They are then sent a link that redirects them to Teensource.org

They receive another text asking if they want weekly HOOKUP TIPS

Our kids will be getting Comprehensive Sexual Education and Progressive Political information straight to their phone regularly.


Because genderbread people and gender unicorns weren’t enough, apparently, they are now using gender snowpeople to push the gender confusion agenda: https://summit.news/2019/10/23/teachers-encouraged-to-use-gender-snowperson-in-sex-education-classes/


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

I need some help with something. My daughter, and the rest of her 11th grade class, were taken into a room today with a testing proctor who told them that if they shared anything or took anything from the room after testing that they would be fined and may have jail time. Then they were made to take a test called the Icat. I haven’t heard about this test but it was all online. I have signed my kids out of any testing at the school and they know it. What is this test about?


And some replies to this post:

What school district / school was this at? I also have an 11th grader that I’ll be talking to about this. I haven’t heard anything about it.


Escalante High School, Garfield County District


It’s typically a prescreening computerized test that is typically used for military.


That is what my research showed me so I was wondering why it is being administered to 11th graders in a rural school without parental permission.


It shouldn’t be. And students are minors, so they can’t legally be held to any contractual obligation (like privacy). I’d find any attorney friend to talk with. All very wrong.


That is exactly what I told my daughter. You are a minor. They can’t do anything to you concerning this. The kids were scared. Ridiculousness.

The principal left me a message apologizing and making it clear that he will not release any of her info. I guess that they have the option to do so. I’m going to give him the benefit because he’s new and trying his hardest to make a small, rural town school run. I’m going to look into it more to make sure that such a test is not administered to minors without prior parental warning and consent.


regardless of whether they had the legal right to administer this test, the way they threatened the students if they disclose anything about the test, that was appalling. I guess they think they are running a prison? I’m guessing the test was probably administered by someone who works for the military.


We need to empower our kids that no one, not teachers, not adult family members, no one right to override your family’s rules. If they feel that they are being asked to do something that you have opted out of, they need to get out of that room, whether by standing up to the adult, or faking an illness, but leave and call their parent. It is THAT important.


I’ve heard from other Utah parents that their schools have given military tests without parental consent…even as far back as 8 years ago. It is so alarming and smacks of eventual mandatory military service.
Go to the school and make every administrator aware that if they believe in the principle that family is the fundamental unit of society, they had better have the integrity to honor that principle. Schools have gotten too comfortable bypassing parental stewardship on a regular basis, AND allowing government actors to gather obscene amounts of personal information about our children. It. Must. Be. Stopped.



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

https://bit.ly/2MvMzYj


And here are some replies to this post:

I’m not sure how much privacy you can expect when you use public services but I’m curious if this is something the school has invested in and at what cost. I also wonder if they are collecting additional information for research and advertising and if so is that information sold. If information is sold, I have major concerns about the inability to opt out. If the cost of the program removes teachers from the budget, I have a problem with the program.


Student data from Alaska’s ANSWERS database in Juneau was sold to a company with “IndiStar” in the name. The details are fuzzy in my memory, but I believe it was posted on the Alaskans Against Common Core page in the last 4-5 years. [name redacted] might know the details.
Also, in legislative hearings, it was divulged by the AK student loan Corp. who holds the database that they do share/sell data. There was a section of the original grant titled, “DataMart”. It was all there for people to see with enough digging. We brought the info to light directly from official state websites and were still called conspiracy theorists.

That legislative hearing or session I mentioned is on video. AACC posted it, but I think FB trimmed down the number of videos on the page shortly after 2016. There was a AACC YouTube channel which may have it. At any rate, it could be dug up from original sources again if need be.


Yup, they share the data – goodness only knows how many vendors it went to once Walker was in office. There were also federal hearings on it as well when Chaffetz was in charge / and there were several data breaches. I would like the whole thing shut down – but at this point, a lot of damage has been done that people don’t even realize yet



I posted this in a Nevada anti-Common Core group:

They’re tracking the neuroticism of students in Chicago. This is the NWEA’s data partner, Otus.

https://ytcropper.com/cropped/j15daa56ffb834d


I received the following reply:

I believe something similar is being done in WCSD via ClassDojo and no one informs parents. At the last school board meeting I asked (in writing) WCSD if ClassDojo is the only vendor creating psychological profiles on our children, they said (in writing) they don’t have to answer.

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/17/technology/privacy-concerns-for-classdojo-and-other-tracking-apps-for-schoolchildren.htmlhttps://twitter.com/michellemalkin/status/1169329485902053376?lang=en



Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

I am FURIOUS right now. My son let me know that he read a book that came from THE SCHOOL LIBRARY today that involves kissing of same and opposite sex. I looked up the book and it says it targets ages 10-12. It is through SCHOLASTIC! I am so mad right now I cant even think. My son is 8 and when he told me I could tell he was bothered by it and he said it made him feel sick and disgusting. SMH I am seriously considering homeschooling my kids, I am at a loss. What should I do?

PSA I’m noticing quite a few are only focused on the fact that I mentioned “same sex”. If you read ALL of the description I in fact, mention BOTH. The issue here for me is not HOMOSEXUALITY. The issue for me is the intimacy in all aspects. What is the educational value of a child reading about romantic relationships? None. In third grade all me and my friends cared about was what level we could make it to in chinese jump rope. We werent thinking about kissing and boyfriends, girlfriends, whatever floats your boat. The educational system needs to STOP pushing the envelope with these kids!


And here are some replies to this post:

We are the minority. Our kids will be bombarded w all kinds of literature to normalize the agenda. Homeschool- of course, if you can. Otherwise – be up in his business daily- ask the questions…be involved.
This is only the beginning- I’m afraid. 🥴


let him know he can talk to you about anything and you are interested in his school. Let him know you are not upset with him. Keep those communication doors open.


You’re not the minority. That’s the trick. Because Hollywood and media pushes it, it seems that you are. A very small but well planned and funded minority has pushed all this. In addition shouting meaningless terms like “bigot” and adding “phobe” to words have made good people afraid to speak up thereby furthering the illusion that you’re the minority. Don’t fall for it. Speak up. Stand up. It’s your duty as a parent. It’s the most important thing you’ll do. Don’t apologize for it.


I’m a single mom who brings home 1700 a month being a fulltime CNA and I send my son to private school. It takes everything I have, but to me it’s worth it for my boy❤ I say homeschool!


My soul is so vexed at what is being done to our children


hen my daughter was in the 4th or 5th grader can’t remember which she was bringing home soft porn books. I was in shock and disgusted I went and talked the principal about it. He didn’t want to be on Fox News is what he said I never said I would put him on Fox News but he knew he needed to take care of the problem. it turns out that the librarian was bringing in soft porn books. God only knows how many children Saw those books. The principal got rid of the librarian most likely she was just transferred to another school because that’s what they do. But the books and there were many were pulled out of the library. My suggestion is that you homeschool they’re going to do everything they can to try to brainwash your children. It’s very bad in California right now and in other states that are using Planned Parenthood curriculum and scholastics is filled with a lot of the left curriculum..


As a former teacher I supported Scholastic in the library for many years when they would come and make their books available for the kids to buy or I would send their advertisements home for kids to purchase the books. Recently, I have seen some of the books that they are promoting for kids and if I were teaching right now I would no longer support them for this reason. You should be concerned😡😣


at 8 they’ve probably have seen it already. I’m not agreeing with it. The schools are trying to desensitize children thinking there is bully issues and make them think this is normal. That’s the not ok part. Living in the city with my kids it was all over. The park, Walmart, the mall. I chose to just be open with my kids. They know the teacher isnt allowed to discuss or teach these things to them and to walk out go to the office and call me.


honestly that’s really all we can except riot and homeschool. Its important we let our kids that they absolutely can say no to a teacher, and to walk out and demand a phone call home if they don’t have a cell phone. We have to combat the brainwashing everyday by asking what’s being taught, let your kids know the truth about it and that doesn’t align with your values ECT. We must empower our kids and let them know that we are the ultimate authority in their lives, not some teacher


exactly. This is all over. Target, the Disney store, school, in public, our employers… my kid even wants to wear the bunny ears from the store and i tell her no and explain why to her and they just are not appropriate then offer her an alternate choice. Her and I are extreamly close and she trust me more then any kid I’ve seen. I’m open and honest and truthful. Do I wish I didnt have to have these talks? Yes. But this world is deranged. I’d rather her know from me then a stranger.


Yeah I complained about this last year same thing happened to us too


Yep! My daughter read this at her school library in 5th grade! She’s in 7th grade now and I just found out this year what the book was really about! I asked her about it and she said it confused her and that she didn’t understand.


My daughter had this book too. As soon as I found out, I got rid of the book. I try to be more careful with this type of graphic novels now more


We homeschool, but at the public library my daughter picked out a book that looked super cute. Turned out to be about transgenderism. I now handpick all my kids books or review every book they check out. Major pain in the hind end.
Mostly I look for pre-1970 books. The older the better.


Although the novel has received much praise for the normalization of the LGBTQ community and consequently winning multiple awards, it has also been the source of much controversy. Drama has appeared in the American Library Association’s List of top 10 challenged books for its inclusion of LGBTQ characters.


Yes, “Drama” is a well known book among kids and I found it a few weeks ago in my kids school library too. 3rd graders girls were reading it together giggling each other… since they were my daughter’s classmates too, I tried to discourage them not to read it. But it didn’t work out. Later on, I brought the book to the librarian there explaining that it is not age appropriate and it’s about gay, coming out, questioning, etc…. so she said she would talk to the principle. Then I haven’t heard back yet. I hope the book is gone by now though…


Yeah, I found out about this book on here. My kids had read it from our Catholic school library. I had no idea! I told the principal about the content after I found out


A lot of Catholic schools have bought into this whole nonsense. As have a number of private and Christian schools. Parents really, really have to do their homework. Reformed Christian churches are the only ones I know of who are consistently holding the line.


I’m so sorry that this is what you’re going through. I can relate to your frustration. Our district has a transgender substitute teacher. (Biological male in women’s clothing, full make-up and high heels and he’s already subbed in a first grade class 😡) It’s becoming incredibly difficult to protect our children’s innocence in public schools.
I’d recommend letting your librarian know, in writing, that this conflicts with your religious beliefs and that you do not want your children checking out LGBTQ books.


Scholastic has been promoting this for several years now and it keeps getting worse. Here in South Dakota we sounded the alarm at least six years ago about Scholastic and the Weekly Readers for elementary school children. Their perversions are getting worse every year. I will not support the PTA anymore or the book fairs.


It’s starting to be taught in California Public Schools starting in Kindergarten. There is no more 2 genders. There are several, your child is going to be told they can be what they want. It’s absolutely sick what happening to the school system.
People start doing research on this stuff!
We as parents are loosing our rights to protect our kids with what is being taught.


My daughter and son-in-law just pulled their kids out this year after several incidents at their elementary school. Neither were even considering home school but now they have been doing it for 3 months and LOVE it! The neighbors even commented on how the kids seem less stressed. Homeschooling is made easier via group classes for specific subjects. When they have asked their kids (7 & 10) if they miss their friends or school, they promptly said “No”. If you would like to talk with my daughter, message me your # and I will have her contact you. Pray and He will guide your path. ❤️🙏



And another post from this group:

The anti-American Secular Leftists are taking over early education of our Toddlers! We are taking out my son because they are bringing young male interns to change their diapers!!!!! Every parent of toddlers who go to daycare and pre-school should be careful NOT to take them to these Liberal facilities. This is how the director of Early Care and Education at this huge facility, (which I am not mentioning right now) describes herself: Life Coach for Social Justice Oriented Educators. She said: “I work to increase equity in education and childcare by coaching college students, social justice oriented educators and moms who are seeking to follow their callings in new ways. I make use of my knowledge of African American, women’s and education history to help empower my clients, challenging stories that characterize them inadequate or incapable. I integrate play, self-care, a commitment to social justice and self-compassion in all the work I do”


And yet another post from this group:

Our school has put up flyers promoting “Unity Day” for Oct 23, to wear orange in support of bullying prevention. Are there nefarious roots behind this campaign? I feel like it could have ties to supporting a hidden agenda.


And some replies to this post:

There is no agenda. It is simply an anti bullying day. Orange was selected because it is in the month of October.


look it up, it’s part of inclusivity for the gender confusion. We can teach our kids and we do not to bully but we dont have to accept it.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/430650854401690/permalink/525778484888926?sfns=mo


I figured as much.


They hid that day in the middle of red ribbon week. What does “inclusivity” have to do with drugs?!?!


Yes it is definitely something else. My boy said he attended a “bullying” prevention performance today even though I did not sign consent because they recorder him in there. He said that the performance was about kiddos mentioning that were gay.


We had purple day. Although they didn’t announce it like the others it was for LGBTQ and the GSA group. I was pissed and called the school. I have no problem with people being of sexual orientation I do however have an issue with schools making damn days out Of it. They had broadcasting going around having student describe what each letter was for. 🤦‍♀️
Learn how to pay a mortgage, car payments, read, write etc….



Here is a post from the Common Core Diva:

Warriors/Parents!! Weekend is here, I urge you to read this, look at your State’s HHS. What overreaches into your schools & homes are in place? What’s being planned?? “Outcome Based Homes”. What does THAT mean? I lay it out for you.

https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/the-o-word/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

🙄 Welcome to your new boss, same as the old boss, but millions of hidden data points– and you can’t opt out.

AN END TO STANDARDIZED TESTING OR…
🤮 BEGINNING OF THROUGH-YEAR NWEA EMBEDDED ONLINE TESTING?
“Students in Madison take NWEA testing, taken three times a year to measure student knowledge and their improvement. But that’s not all; they also join all schools statewide in the spring with the iLEARN exam.”…
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This iLEARN is a statewide reading, math, s science, social studies end of year test.

https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn


Here is a post on Karen Bracken’s wall:

TENNESSEANS – AMERICANS WE MUST BE ALERT AND ACTIVE!
Why is TN one of the lowest ranked School Systems in America?! Well, we were the first to SELL OUT with RACE TO THE TOP when we walked Common Core in our doors like an ole lost friend!
How does this continue to get by our State and Federal Legislatiors? Hmmmm, oh that is not a trick question, Power & Money creates wierd creatures, you know….
I receive calls, emails, texts on a daily basis with questions, so lets baby step some areas for everyone.. lets start with some of the basic dangerous players and their connection to TN Education

Dangerous Players: Bill Gates Pearson Teach for America

Tony Niknejad TN American Federation for Children TN Federation for Children Penny Schwinn Cecelia DeSonia Betsy DeVos

Good starting place…….Bill Gates – Common Core – Pearson -Teach for America – Betsy DeVos – American Federation for Children Penny Schwinn – Cecelia DeSonia

King of Common Core – Bill Gates recently pledged more money and time inTN Education

Pearson – Most dangerous , liberal organization that “Education” has ever seen! They re=wrote the International Student Assessment to align with Common Core! They were the heavy pushers for ESSA into Federal Law. With that occurrence they were able to get our GED, ACT, SAT, Textbooks, Curriculum, and teacher training ALL ALIGNED WITH COMMON CORE. Schwinn and Lee have now hired Pearson to administer our State Testing Assessment!! The EDUCATION ENEMY just got a 93 million dollar contract to ONLY test ( IF YOU THINK that is the only influence that Pearson is going to have on TN Education, I’d like to invite you to watch me dunk the basketball, because neither is going to happen!! )

Teach for America – The little fraudulent machine to create their brand of teachers to follow their mission – destroy our teaching profession. They are not educatiors, TFA are privateers bent on taking control of American schools! Remember our former TN Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman who was married to Michelle Rhee – Founder of the extension to TFA – Teach for America Project – this joke of education reform in their eyes called Teach for America. That wasn’t enough she created “Students First” which is a post entirely it self! Know this, they want pay-for performance regimes based on test scores – that Pearson now has contol over!

Tony Niknejad – Former TN Director of TN Federation for Children who is now .Gov. Lee’s Policy Director

  • Mission to get rid of public schools – Read up on American Federation for Children and TN Federation for Children and follow the MONEY Trail – Betsy DeVos – Pearson

Penny Schwinn – She will have a post all to herself Current TN Education Commissioner – Former Democrat School Board Member ( 1 year) from CA – Graduate of Teach for America! Hired EVIL Pearson – got to keep that money trail going – got to keep padding that resume – why is Texas glad she is gone?Why did Senator Gresham and Representative White send her a tough letter recently telling her to STOP! Why does she love SEL so much?

Betsy DeVos – President Trump is amazing but not perfect. This was the worst pick! Another post, too much to cover but remember Trump campaigned to get rid of common core and DeVos has backed up on this! AND DeVos sat on the Board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the organization started by ole LIttle Jebbie, Jeb Bush – another Common Core organization! FOOD FOR THOUGHT- Why wasn’t our TN Education Commissioner in the meeting with DeVos and Gov.Lee when she came to TN? Yet people who sit on the Board for American Federation for Children were – let that sink in

Cecelia DeSonia – Arrives on the scene in TN from Florida and claims she wants to be for TN Education Her motto- get introduced to any and everyone who might could be of influence – she needed to be seen as a mover and a shaker- She she was setting up as many meetings as she could, as fast as she could- then- she starts Mom for Tennessee – hooks up with Tim Skow for one to take her around and introduce her to folks – Using this influence to get Marsha Blackburn to speak at a Fundraiser for her new founded Group. Moms for TN Federation for Children! – Well, that all might have been good but there was one little piece of information you see that she doesn’t want the most of you to know about- Her affiliation with American and Tennessee federation for children! Quite interesting when she was asked multiple times, publicly, to discuss it , and she would not! She only wants to meet in private one on one to discuss it, no thank you!

Have you heard enough yet?! And this was such a teaser, such an appetizer , it doesn’t even begin to pull back all the layers! Governor Bredeson brings in race to the top! Governor Haslam brings in Kevin Huffman, and then common core Queen, Candice McQueen- keeps common core on steroids but wants to make us think it’s gone and rebrand ms it with Tennessee Ready!!! Millions spent millions wasted! Now, Governor Lee brings in Tony Niknejad, Penny Schwinn, & Pearson!!!!
We got a bitter , sour taste of what our elected leaders on Capitol Hill will do – don’t you dare forget how they obtained their voucher vote!
Are there any elected leaders in Tennessee, real dedicated , conservative leaders who will stand up for our schools?! Don’t you dare insult me with Your buyout stories, your excuses, your lack of back bone!

It is way past time to get the government out of our schools, out of our education, proper funding to our school districts , and to our teachers, and put God back there where he belongs!

Meetings behind close doors, private dinners, private trips means nothing – because God knows all!

Teachers, Principals, Director Of Schools Parents, Grandparents, School Board Members, Church Leaders, Tennesseans, it is time to stand together, hand in hand, and tell them our kids are not for sale!!


Here is a post from a pro-homeschooling group:

Backstory: I absolutely LOVE our pediatrician. It took me years to find a good one and he has been such a blessing to our family the last four years. My oldest attended public school for two years. We began homeschooling fall of 2018.

Ever since our pediatrician realized that we’ve begun homeschooling he asks about it at every appointment. I’m totally open about it, I love talking about homeschooling. But. I get a weird vibe from his questions. I worry that he’s watching us closely, looking for signs of neglect/abuse/etc. I brushed it off the first few times but it’s getting worse.

Last month he asked me if they ever spent time with other kids. I looked him straight in the eye and said nope. We never leave our house or spend time with other people. He seriously believed me! I laughed and said I was kidding. I told him we do lots of playdates, my kids do dance, acro, soccer, etc. He didn’t seem to believe me. He got really serious and stood between me and my son and asked him if he spent time with other kids. My son was confused by the question. The doctor pressed him until he finally said yeah, he sees kids at soccer, at acro, etc.

Yesterday he asked “When do you plan to put them back in school?” Not if. Not would you ever consider. “WHEN do you plan to put them back in school?” I said “NEVER. Only if I dropped dead.” He was appalled and quickly changed the subject.

You guys. I love this doctor. Am I crazy to feel like we’re on his “watchlist” now?


And some replies to this post:

No you’re not crazy. This behavior isn’t normal. My ped never asks questions about our education choices. Only medical. I would definitely be concerned and find someone else.


I would consider another dr. Kids have been taken away from families for crazy things. Trust your instincts


We switched my daughter’s psychiatrist because of this type of thing. She was dealing with severe anxiety related to school and it was so bad she was throwing up several times a day because of it. I mentioned to her psychiatrist that I was thinking of pulling her out of public school and homeschooling her and he said “she can quit school if she wants but I won’t see her anymore because we don’t treat quitters” we found a new psychiatrist that day.


We stopped using pediatricians when I had my youngest. We prefer a family doctor in favor of parental choice. I did lots of calling and asking to find the one we have. Pediatrician tend to take everything the government recommends as gospel. For us it was more than just about homeschooling to make the change but that’s another topic all together.


Having some issues ourselves. Pediatrician seems pro public schools for socialization/learning to listen to other adults etc. Ocne he made the comment… “You’ve put in your time and deserve a break.” Recently he yelled (spoke in a louder/aggressive tone) at my daughter because she was upset about getting her flu vaccine (she’s 4) and threatened to take away her after shot prize, if she didn’t calm down. I felt like he was over stepping and trying too parent and/or evaluate how well she would listen to a different authority figure. I got a different pediatrician! Him stepping in between your son is over stepping in my opinion.


Absolutely not. I would RUN the other direction. I had a similar experience with a dentist. He would ask my daughter questions like that, and even drilled her on math problems one time. As if he was testing her to see if I was doing an adequate job teaching her. We got a bad vibe and never went back. Trust your gut momma. There are plenty of doctors who will not treat you this way.


I lost all faith in pediatricians after my practice told me that my son banging his head in his crib for hours after his 18 month vaccinations was “normal”. We see a family practitioner now.


i lost faith after my son broke his leg and they told him to crawl across the bed. I cursed them out like they wasnt even human. I dont need a xray to tell me its broken, im telling yall its broken. He cant walk!


Listen to your internal radar. It is warning you for a reason. Mother’s intuition is VERY strong and truly should always be taken seriously. We had a similar experience with a pediatrician we loved, not about homeschooling but about another lifestyle choice we were pursuing that he didn’t agree with. I totally felt the moment when he became no longer safe for us and I knew that regardless of how much I had loved him in the past we had to move on and I never returned. The doctor we ended up with after that was exactly what my kids needed and helped in ways the first doctor would never have been able to.


This is one of the reasons we no longer go to the doctor regularly. I’ve got enough to do taking care of my children’s health and education, I do not need to try and convince someone else we are on the path best for us. You know what happens when you do something “weird“ like homeschool? You start to do other “weird“ things like researching culturally excepted vaccination schedules and culturally excepted diets and culturally excepted potty training methods and find maybe the “weird” people actually may have a point. Stay curious and stand your ground, don’t give in. And I agree, find a new doctor. Stay curious and stand your ground, don’t give in. And I agree, find a new doctor.😘


I wish we didn’t live in a society where we had to be afraid of people in authority, but sometimes people overreach. I’m especially sensitive to taking my children to a psychologist…what if something is said and misunderstood or misinterpreted and cps shows up at my door? I don’t like to be a conspiracy theorist, but parental rights are taken away all the time. I would be very hesitant in a situation like that to let my doctor make any decisions about my children and potentially turn me in for neglect or abuse.


I quit taking my oldest to see a pain psychologist for her chronic pain. After 2 years, I was tired of her being judgmental and down right nasty about us homeschooling, being Christian and at my daughter’s last appointment, she went as far as to accuse me of making the appointment about myself. I was explaining to her how my daughter’s poor choices affect the family and I cannot give my daughter what she wants. She was also angry that my daughter was angry about having to see her. That’s why we were there. The anger. For someone who was supposedly soooo concerned about my daughter’s well being, we haven’t heard squat from her. I would consider the other pain psychologist, but they are in the same office and are the only 2 in the state for kiddos.


Nope. I would switch. I work in healthcare and am so unbelievably sick of the condescending attitudes and poor bedside manners and disintegrating quality of care that I want to completely change my own career. So I do NOT tolerate that sort of behavior. I would absolutely tell them about it, and then leave. They’re running a business so they need to understand that they cannot treat other human beings that way. He doesn’t know better than you, and you owe them nothing.



This is from the California anti-radical sex ed group, albeit from back in March:

3 new appointments to the State Board of Ed (scroll down towards the end). One is an ACLU attorney, another worked with WestEd (the organization that helped write the “health” framework), and another with ties to a UN foundation (she is a 16 year old).


Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

Please share widely.
This blog was from 2016. Most people aren’t aware this is already happening, and preparations are already happening based on the CBE pilot districts in Florida. This will be in place in all 67 Florida districts within the next 2-3 years, if not sooner.
Be on the lookout for more info to come.


And another post from this group:

Thought some of you would find this case interesting


And some replies to this post:

Yet I can’t get my son an iep that has been held back twice, and takes two to three times as long to learn things due to neurological issues, and auditory processing disorder (with a host of other differing abilities)! Florida is messing up in so many ways all across the board. Tying testing to anything such high stakes is bad.


Did something similar to my son. Mildly dyslexic, held back for reading, physically active but didn’t meet the criteria of ADHD diagnosis. But very smart. I refused to let him be tested by the school district. Did it privately and as suspected very intelligent, high IQ but reading @ grade level which showed a slight deficit in comparison to other scores. School deliberately kept him on a improvement plan and in a Co-taught ESE class for additional support. & every time I asked what his reading level was I got the same response, he was still below grade level. Mind you I worked with him at home and what I saw was quite the opposite. I finally blew a gasket when they told me after writing my FSA opt out letter (5th grade) that in middle school he would be placed in intensive reading. In addition to that my son who had stopped wearing glasses, when I asked he told me he didn’t need to because he was a “front row kid”. He then explained he was one of the kids that did well and helped the other kids in the ESE group.
Mind you, I have another son with Autism and I fully support inclusion. But that’s not what was going on here.
The intensive reading class was a lie perpetuated by the school district as a scare tactic meant for those parents who chose to opt out.
When we enrolled him in middle school, there were no FSA scores and he was placed based on his performance + other scores, and in advanced classes, research instead of reading.
Parents, please don’t let the school intimidate you from opting out of the FSA. These tests are not to you child’s benefit. They only serve to collect data on your child and unfairly rate your child’s teacher and school.



And yet another post from this group:

I wonder how many students need to opt out of IReady to deem it statistically insignificant?


And here are the replies to this post:

All of them. Our district in NY had 65% Opt out of our state tests. The state still used the results from the remaining 35% to negatively designate us.


a lot of parents are getting extreme pushback from admins when opting out and IReady to delete the Pii. Any best practices you can share?


Unfortunately, no. Florida advocates are way ahead of NY in your opposition to I-Ready. I’m pretty sure my kid is the only one in our district not taking the I-Ready assessments. He’s probably only one of a few in the whole county.
NY (Long Island) has been a leader in the Opt Out of state tests (your FSA) movement , but that has proven pointless.


I was talking with a teacher and I learned no one or most of the administration and teachers are against it and the ppl in charge of it the ppl that dont step foot in schools hold the threat of their jobs their retirement money and more over their heads if they say anything negitive about things like iready and state testing. Parents have to keep fighting for their children and for the staff in schools bc they are not allowed


I have heard the same thing.



According to the developer of the evil Postiive Prevention Plus, it is the “result of five years of federal research paid for by the Office of Adolescent Health with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services”.


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

So … why?
WHY would Disney, Walmart, Starbucks, Chipotle offer “free” college? Nothing is really free… so what is the catch?
“Chipotle is taking a page from Walmart and Disney’s books.

The restaurant chain has launched a program that will allow all employees who have worked at the company for 120 days or more to attend college for free.

The Mexican chain says it will cover 100% of tuition costs for 75 business and technology degrees. Workers can choose between several schools, including The University of Arizona, Bellevue University, Brandman University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Wilmington University.”

https://fortune.com/2019/10/15/chipotle-free-college-tuition-employees-business-tech/

Starbucks 2015

https://money.cnn.com/2015/04/06/pf/college/starbucks-college-tuition-arizona-state/index.html

Here’s a thought.

http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2014/06/the-starbucks-asu-and-pearson-scam.html?m=1

Also Disruption and the 11 University Alliance.
“Check out our original 2014 White House College Opportunity Summit Pledge here.
Since our public launch in 2014, we’ve learned a lot about which innovations are most effective …We’ve also learned a lot about how to transfer good ideas from one institution to another. Now, we’re capturing and sharing what we’ve learned to support colleges and universities across the country, because we want others to build on our work.”
Learn more about our scale projects.”
http://www.theuia.org/#our-work
PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS


And some replies to this post:

This is a slide from a presentation given by the Lumina Foundation. It’s not at all ironic. They’re giving corporations control over education, so the champions of “free” tuition are setting up for something like this, I think.

Yes!! So creepy. Everything in our society will be governed by big tech… from the food we grow, purchase, eat… to the schools we send our kids to.


Plus, they will be like peeking Toms. Always watching you. It really is creepy.


Yes – always watching. And the moment they see something that doesn’t conform to the program… bang! Another microcredential will be mandated. Seriously, how does that sound good to anyone?!?


It’s free at a huge price.


Edu-blocks



And another post from her:

Insightful advice and potentially uncomfortable truth from an occupational therapist with years of experience working with children, parents, and teachers. Our children are getting worse and worse in many aspects and it has a lot do with technology, over stimulation, and instant gratification.


And a reply to this post:

Then there’s this brand new tech in Florida this year to make it worse. Teachers will be referred to as “modifiers” according to Canvas. ALL kids participate through this cloud based tool. Everyone’s thoughts and discussions will be on it. So no more actual words being discussed. Everyone participates in discussions with others on this. CLOUD BASED site. please watch this. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jhZwXhRBDpE



Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

Anyone successfully opt out of iready particulary in cases where schools allow teachers to use iready as a grade? I despise iready for my oldest kid – glitchy boring and very beneath her. It was a dual language school so they have an extra long day and I don’t think its worth her time. Sometimes school has allowed her to do less and I’ve taken their concessions and not pursued opting out.

However last year and this year the teachers have thought it’s a good idea to give weekly homework grade for iready. Last year I complained bc teacher gave her a C bc she completed 45 minutes but not a lesson. Lessons are over an hour long at her level so they were penalizing her for not going over 45 minutes. Gave them district policy on grading and time limits. They dropped the lesson requirement for my kid but still gave grades.

This year (6th) my daughter has an extraordinarily inept math teacher who told them that he was going to give them a grade based on their performance of iteady diagnostic but did not allow them to finish diagnostic bc he said they couldn’t do it for more than 45 minutes a week!!!! I sent him district policy on grades. He corrected himself and did give them more time and didn’t give a grade for the iready diagnostic.

However he is giving them homework grade for iready,l. My child did the 45 minutes and he gave her an 90. I asked if he could explain where she lost 10% of assignment. He has no explanation.

I sent him policy on grading and timing. He deferred to his department lead and then to school principal for school policy on iready. I wrote to district and they stand by their policy on discouraging grades but don’t seem overly bothered by the teacher’s misuse.

If school/district can conveniently disregard the policy on time limits and grading and allow the program to be misused, then i wOuld like to disregard their policy that my child should do iready? My concern is that they will give her Fs for not completing iready homework. I don’t care about grades in themselves but hoping she might get good enough grades to get merit scholarship out bureaucratic stupidity for high school?

So i guess questions are: anyone opt out of iready in MDCPS and second question – what are my rights to challenge/prevent them from giving her Fs for not doing iready?


And some replies to this post:

we took the F. 🤷‍♀️ but I knew that my kiddo could make up the score with other grades.


I ready should never be used as a grade.


Well it’s discouraged by district and only to be used as grade in specific circumstances but they seem to not mind abiding by that particular iready policy. Last year i think they did it bc they felt it was the only way to gst students to do it. This case I think the teacher/dept are inept and need to fill grade book bc they are barely teaching


my guest it depends on district.


We opted out successfully, but my daughter is in 4th grade. They were using to to place her as “below level” on her report card, even though she had a B average in the class. 🤦🏼‍♀️


My kiddo is in 6th grade. We refused the program in elementary school. The middle school tried to resume the program, but I refused.




And another post from this group:

I don’t know how many Florida Schools do AR Accelerated Reader. If you aren’t familiar it’s a testing system for books. Children get 10 questions to answer on a book they’ve read. They get a score above 80% then they on goal. They assign 25 pets a semester to children in 4th grade. If you can’t wiz through chapter books like your peers too end up reading 0.5 point books. You don’t get a 100% you don’t get all those points.

Needless to say if you have a dyslexic child or a child who even takes longer to read things this is a lot of pressure on top of everything else.

This message from my daughters teacher says it all to me. They don’t care if they’re reading they only care about the “test.”


And some replies to this post:

We just ignore all the Ed-tech assignments now.. i tried making a “stand” against it (backfired big time).. pretending you are not aware of the assignment/not doing it has worked out way better 😁 My kids read what they’re interested in- not from AR lists.. teachers are fine with it (I think most teachers just want kids to engage.. and are looking for anything that might motivate them to do so)..


sadly they grade the total at the end of the semester for reading for my kids. 🤦🏼‍♀️


That sucks. 😕So far I guess we have lucked out with that nothing is “graded”.. they just miss out on incentive prizes. I’ve watched kids take AR tests on books they haven’t read.. using their phones to look up the answers 🙄


my daughter gave her log in to her friends to take tests for her too and she can’t get close to the points she needs. Our IEP is useless for both my kids. They don’t want to provide services for dyslexia. If we could afford private tutoring and advocate or lawyer we would have them. I’m sick of the push of iready and getting notes constantly that they don’t have enough points for that either. I’ve been asking to opt them out to iready but I’m ignored.


AR at our school is an optional/fun thing for the kids sponsored by PTA. The kids choose to read and quiz and get prized if they do so, I didn’t realize it was a “testing” method at other schools


that’s the way it should be. It’s very pressured along with iready. We get mad faces on her binder from her teacher regarding her points. I’ve saved every message, note and will be using this to help me in my next IEP meeting.


I opted both my kids out of AR this year. It doesn’t help encourage reading for mine it makes them not want to read


this is exactly what happened nearly 20 years ago. I’m an avid reader, and not one of my 4 kids loves to read. It makes me so sad. It was AR for my now adult sons, iReady for my daughter, and I think my 16 year old son just burned out one day. He was putting away books like Harry Potter in 2-3 days and he read like that for about 4 years. Now, he rarely picks anything up for pleasure. It’s all college textbooks. 😞



Here is a post from Alison Hawver McDowell (AKA Wrench in the Gears):

Pay for Success was baked into ESSA. This model of finance depends on schools becoming more and more toxic to justify private-interest “fixes” that will be imposed to profit global hedge funds. It transforms social relations into data commodities. It feeds off of continued austerity. It will create a death spiral of surveillance and repression for students AND educators. Talk about it. Please.


And here are some replies to this post:

Thanks, always to you Alison and Lynne for your gifts of linking the links and informing the public!
Do we know of any state that is undoing the malignant CCSS/ESSA?
CT is full on ED corrupted- I look to informing parents to remedy by homeschooling, or enroll them in private or parochial– though the CCSS is in both alternatives and worsening.
Do we know where FL, GA and TN are?


no State is ridding their citizens of it. FL & GA are playing the latest round of re-brand. As far as TN, I would wager the same. Thanks for your trust.


CCSS was just a shorthand way of talking about a system that will use “evidence” (data) to justify speculative markets on human capital. They don’t really need it anymore. Moving forward it will be much more about “evidence” and that will be enough. It is important to note that several key hedge funds (Dalio, Tudor Jones) are based in CT, so you all are in the thick of it.

Yale is a supplier of evidence based interventions.



And another post from her:

CBE is a way to advance the learning ecosystem model by offering credit for out of school time activities. WA State upped credit requirements for graduation to open the door to more CBE activity (see first comment image). This is the first phase of learning ecosystems. Anybody talking about this? Any unions taking positions on this?

https://www.sbe.wa.gov/sites/default/files/public/meetings/Jan-2019/Competency-Based%20Education.pdf

Here they pretty much say, we increased the graduation requirements so students would have to participate in more career aligned out of school time learning. This was from 2016!

https://www.sbe.wa.gov/sites/default/files/public/documents/GradRequirements/Competency-Based%20Crediting%20Handbook%20July%202016.pdf


And some replies to this post:

I don’t know if K12 teachers are aware of this… They made the GED much harder… and then ushered in HS 21… Where the teachers can determine what the students need to do to earn credit…It’s individualized. No classroom spirit as far as I can tell… a list of tasks and assignments to do. The work is at level for high school… But for kids in school…This is not education… it is busy work to earn credit… like a check list from what I can tell and will have to be automated in K12 to keep up with all of the students. Do you know how it’s doing in other states?


I think Ohio and New Hampshire are pretty far advanced. In NH they are called ELOs.

In OH it’s called credit flex.


I can see how it works in our HS 21 program in the colleges and I’m not opposed to that…. As the people are older and when they have to earn credit, it is at level…. But for children I’m opposed to it. They need to be in groups and learning how to get along with others. We need communities… not individualized robots. I bet the rich people will be keeping kids in classes… This trend, as you’ve shown, will drastically change the role of the teacher. It is sad. It will be regrettable.


Don’t forget Vermont, the epicenter of ELO/competancy-based hell! Most high schools in NH realize that kids can’t get into college (or get merit scholarships) with this system and teach, or at least grade traditionally. Poor [child name redacted] transitioned into this idiocy in VT at the end of tenth grade, and went from a mostly A student to what looks like a D student in this system with no change in the quality of her work. Not to mention that I am paying $120 a week for music lessons to try to fulfill just 1 of the 3 ELO (called Flexible Pathways here) credits, so she won’t have to submit to an hour a day of data mining in the computer center. We are terrified that she won’t be accepted at any college, and will spend the rest of her life living in our basement because of it.


This is such a ruse. If all of these students were autodidacts they would be at the top of their class. Yet, this is how students are supposed to close their “achievement gaps”. Makes no sense whatsoever.


It’s a surplus labor problem. They don’t want people to be truly educated. They want them to earn badges so they can bet on their compliance. That is the “lifelong learning” game.


Yes. Everything you read about CBE & Personalized Learning states that they don’t plan to actually individualize instruction. The plan is to offer a few career paths based on how quickly one learns to read. It is actually leveraging idiosyncrasies against the student.


Yes. I also think that the folks designing this system realize how intellectually and emotionally damaged this generation is from pesticides, plastics, heavy metals, medical interventions, etc., especially the poor who have much higher exposure levels. Very few students can sit still in a chair, or follow a conversation these days, so they need other “learning” options to be able to support themselves as adults. Up to 70% of students here in middle school have IEPs or 504 plans. My older daughter says she is pretty much the only one she has met at college who is not taking ADHD drugs. Even heavily medicated, kids are jumping out of their seats at lectures every five minutes. About 30% of her class have already freaked out and left school. So many are turning to alcohol, drugs, suicide…It’s only going to get worse, if we keep in our current direction. If up to 80% of the population has an MTHFR variant that does not let them detox aluminum fully, but lets it gather in, and destroy their brains, and there are no more (aluminum-filled) vac-seen exemptions permitted for school attendance, and an ever-increasing schedule…Imagine what most kids’ brains are going to be like after 21 aluminum-based, consecutive flu shots? Not to mention all the others. They’ll be lucky if they can read cartoons, or stack blocks. Oh, which groups are most likely to have these unfortunate gene variants? Hispanics (up to 25%), Africans, native Americans, Italians (up to 50%), Jews (DNA tests Italian.) Only the whitest of white people have good odds of brain survival. Eugenics at its finest. I know there is a tie somewhere between this education system and what is going on in the medical field.



And yet another post from her:

Note the “value proposition” for Blockchain birth certificates in Illinois. This proof of concept lays the groundwork for government social credit scoring tied to digital benefit access. Verhulst, a co-author, is an advisor to the Markle Foundation, involved in Research Network for Opening Governance at NYU Wagner, and is in research with the MacArthur Foundation. Once we are on the Blockchain we become raw material for social impact processing in an IoT/5G police state.

https://wrenchinthegears.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/blockchain-for-social-change-illinois-nesta.pdf



And some replies to this post:

Have you ever looked into the birth certificates as federal reserve bonds?


I know of it vaguely, but I haven’t come across any primary sources on it. Though I know the Fed is a big part of community development tied to poverty.



And yet another post from her:

So, if you ever wondered why all the talk about teachers carrying out programs “with fidelity…”

Well, ultimately it’s about replacing you all with sensors that can accurately track “impact” via ed-tech platforms in ways that are fundamentally counter to humanity.

Every time I think I might be overstating what is happening, I find a report like this and the weight of it hits me once again.

They may not achieve all of their goals, but damn, we need to be paying attention to these developments. This is the IoT “smart” world.

WE are the supply chain. All those folks getting chipped. Yeah…we ARE the supply chain. resist

https://wrenchinthegears.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/proof-of-impact-white-paper.pdf

When the demands of global finance dictates life / social relations: “There will remain a pressing need to ensure careful selection of outcome metrics and measurement methodologies; even more so if the level of sophisticated standardisation that will be needed for automated scaling is to be achieved. The policies, procedures, and capacities to ensure this are not yet in place. As the potential for emerging technology to accelerate progress towards the SDGs increases, so to does the need for powerful accountability mechanisms based on considered human judgement.”
It was so much easier when I thought it was just about and end of the year standardized test


And some replies to this post:

Changemakers.
Embrace new economic models.


Yes. You can see how much they are enmeshing this in the language of environmental justice. Lots about UN SDGs.


Well now if this white paper (and their website) doesn’t just spell it all out, I don’t know what does… all your sleuthing, Alison, right here in black and white. Make sure anyone who dares to call you a “conspiracy theorist” reads this first.


You know I wrote about ALICE a bit ago. It is one of five IoT investing platforms in this piece

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5d1f6ec7e5274a08d734b865/Connecting_results_to_finance_can_emerging_technologies_make_impact_bonds_more_impactful.pdf

Really so many simply don’t want to know and are very angry at me about telling them, because it messes up these simple narratives around social justice.


The implementation of Model Curriculum Units (that were supposed to be done with fidelity) in MA was by and large a very big failure; even with the bullying, threatening and lying done by the pushers involved. Now on to SEL and data tracking.I can see the push but I just can’t see how it’s going to be done without some very major hiccups. It is very messy and cumbersome.


Which is why they intend to shift to the learning ecosystem model and dissolve schools altogether. Then children will have no choice but to engage with the software. We need to be developing a marronage-based education model. Sooner than later.


Yes, schools start to unravel, particularly high schools, when the students learn that they can get credit for attending data catching, “ learning sessions” that include pizza etc. put on by outside agencies (no certification for the , “teacher” required). I’m wondering how long until lawsuits start. To be a teacher in a school you need a background check. How many outside agencies do background checks on everyone around these kids?


I am very concerned about child predators in all of this.


This is so twisted! What kind of world do these overlords think they’ll live in when we’re all turned into crypto keys?! Ugh, they’re robots already.

I thought this might be an interesting connection – TU Provost Janet Levit, who describes herself as a thought leader, changemaker, and is on the Board of Teach for America (among others) is from Yale Law. She was appointed by Obama to a federal district court, but a very conservative OK Senator (Tom Coburn) blocked her nomination to the court (thank goodness!) Because she was a member of the International Law Society. I found an article she wrote about international soft law that basically describes the process of moving to a globalized system through multinational corporations and edu. Made me think that we need to be using the law as much as we can right now because the court-packing is probably going to continue. Oklahoma is an abyss.

https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjil/vol30/iss1/4/

I need to put these connections into Littlesis.org – there are so many that I can’t keep up. The President of S New Hampshire U -the blockchain credential university – is on the leadership of American Council on Education, which, with Association of Governing Boards, is pushing the credentialing and UN goals on higher ed everwhere. Alison’s map on Australia digital identity shows that SNHU is a U.S. point of blockchain digital identity. Through ACE and AGB, we can trace the spread of it through higher ed, the state WOIA plans, etc.

I found an article about impact investing and sports. I think athletes could be some of the first subjects for this twisted chip-implant tracking.

https://finance-yahoo-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/video/playing-win-george-pyne-bruin-212944379.html


esports. Raine group.

https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/vy-esports-raises-seed-round-funding-led-by-raine-ventures-to-launch-esports-content-and-services-platform-2017-10-12

https://index.co/market/esports/investors

The fusion of eSports with emerging blockchain technologies allows for unprecedented access to the management of electronic assets and the monetization of eSports


“Excellent example of a quintessential Changemaker, Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, has told world leaders: ‘I don’t want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day and then I want you to act.’ In an impassioned warning to act now on climate change, Thunberg told her audience at Davos: ‘Either we choose to go on as a civilization or we don’t’ (Recording of her speech).” Mmmmhmmmm…


“I want you to feel the fear…”
This is a horrid. Our children and some adults are being taught to fear. There it is.


The financial inefficiency “challenges” being attached to the first phase models of impact investing markets (especially SIBs) conveniently serve as the seeding, scalability and normalization stages for “verification” markets (surveillance infrastructure). To me, this is akin to the function school choice, HST, charters schools, etc played in seeding, scaling and normalizing (via neoliberal hegemony) the array of markets attached to “personalized learning”



And yet another post from her:

Fascinating correspondence sent by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing to Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone regarding his company’s role in financializing the single-family rental home market and extreme increases in evictions and rent hikes, much of it automated. I didn’t truly grasp the amount of property they hold globally. I can’t help but think this will play into “social impact” housing down the road. I can imagine them buying NEST and Alexa systems in bulk to swing cheap “smart” housing. BTW for locals, Schwarzman was born in Philly and grew up in Abington.

https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Housing/Financialization/OL_OTH_17_2019.pdf

a few months later (May) they launched their impact investing platform with the former head of Goldman Sachs’s Merchant Banking Division.

https://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/article/blackstone-launches-impact-investing-platform

Schwarzman / Blackstone will not be turned to the people. He has gifted over $300 million to MIT for AI research. He is a very evil human being.


And a reply to this post:

US investment fund Blackstone is set to carry out investments of 500 million euros in Greek hotel properties, starting in the next few days.
According to sources, the first acquisition in its Greek portfolio will concern units of a hotel chain with a significant presence in the Ionian and Aegean islands, in a transaction that is expected to come to almost 200 million euros.
The current owners of those hotel complexes will retain the management in cooperation with the new stakeholders. For its first purchase of a hotel in Greece the Blackstone Group will use a holdings company based in Luxembourg, which also owns 14 units in Spain.
More acquisitions of Greek hotels will follow, with the same sources saying that Blackstone is already involved in talks to this end. The US fund’s interest in Greece is not new.
However, people familiar with its strategy say it has become more active now, after the election, as it believes that the new government is “friendlier towards foreign investments and, crucially, will introduce reductions to direct and indirect taxes, which are expected to bolster the competitiveness of the Greek tourism product.”

http://www.ekathimerini.com/244648/article/ekathimerini/business/blackstone-to-launch-hotel-buying-spree

My instant analysis, for whatever it’s worth: Given Schwarzman there is a highly ideological presence within this fund and a stress on symbolism. I mean, you remember that Obama’s modest tax increase was just like “Hitler’s invasion of Poland.” Since Blackstone’s entry comes right after the accession of the new government, I expect they would have never done it during a Syriza government even if it bent over backwards for their capital (as Syriza did, and would have for all).

For now, outside the EU framework, Greece is site to less international plunder disguised as social welfare, and more just old-style imperialist gangster gilded projects for the ultra-superrich. The fate of the pretty little country. Here’s the cartoon-villainous current plan by Mohegan for the casino hotel on the site of the former Athens airport at Ellinikon.



And yet another post from her:

Please tell me the Fourth Industrial Revolution is going to start being incorporated into the climate justice conversation soon. Why are we NOT talking about this yet? https://dl.acm.org/event.cfm?id=RE285


And a reply to this post:

Not sure who wrote this, just skimmed it today, but these people are talking about it:
“As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing whatsoever spontaneous or grass-roots about the ‘climate mobilisation’ that’s currently being promoted all over the mass media. Mirroring what happened with the ‘colour revolutions’, idealistic youth are simply being herded into pre-approved movements, to create the illusion of a popular mandate for what the ruling classes have already determined to be the best course of action for preserving their dominance and control: carbon taxation, ‘smart’ cities, the 5G/ internet of things surveillance grid, AI, depopulation, and new investment opportunities in what’s being called the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (‘renewable technologies’, dependent on very limited rare earth minerals and heavily polluting mining operations, combined with health-damaging microwave technologies), as well as ‘carbon capture’/trading scams.”



And yet another post from her:

I suspect “Smart” cities will be geo-fenced, access contingent on one’s compliance score monitored (5g / IoT) in real time. Unlock special privileges with good behavior. Compete against friends, family and co-workers for the best personal brand. Life on the leader board. Augmented Surveillance reality will usher in new forms of “keeping up with the Joneses” via digital “consumption.” Stop, I want off this ride.

my analysis is based on what is happening in the US, though China gives us a sneak peak into how the tech can be deployed. Our version will be turbo-charged techno-capitalism combined with soft and hard policing woven into public-private partnerships. Much of the capital is flowing through the Vatican Bank, so I wouldn’t put too much stock in this not touching Rome. Read Rainbows End by Vinge. The AR/VR future comes with garbage and potholes, they just hope with wearable tech we’ll zone out and not notice.


And yet another post from her:

It’s important to know who is framing policy around ACEs. In 2018 Nadine Burke Harris, the pediatrician Gavin Newsom appointed to be Surgeon General of CA spoke at the coming out conference launching Scotland as the first “ACEs Aware Nation” in the world (see Named Person controversy in my feed today). The event was sponsored by a workforce training company, TIGER Ltd. Burke Harris did considerable research into ACEs via her Bay Area non-profit, the Youth Wellness Center, which was supported to the tune of over $1,000,000 in 2017 by Google and Tipping Point (the CA iteration of the Robin Hood Foundation). Kamala Harris is a member of the Founder’s Circle of that organization. These details are important as we see singlepayer on the horizon and know that the tech companies intend to leverage that with IoT mediated Medicaid systems tied to pay for success. This is really troubling folks.

https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/foi-eir-release/2019/04/foi-201900000623/documents/foi-201900000623-annex-a-and-information-released/foi-201900000623-annex-a-and-information-released/govscot%3Adocument/foi-201900000623.pdf


And yet another post from her:

I have been theorizing about new forms of tech-mediated carceral systems tied to poverty management and social engineering. Many grasp the idea of e-carceration, but I think “pre-carceration” is an even greater threat. The global impact investment market demands people be predictively profiled into brokenness so data-driven “fixes” can be imposed on them. The poor are the raw material. In this new world children will be an asset weaponized against families. If you do not know about the “named person” program that was recently halted in Scotland, time to read up. In it each child is assigned an Orwellian “wellbeing” minder who reports to responsible authorities and can put families on intervention plans. The Annie E. Casey Foundation was pushing this in Scotland. It is in place in the Netherlands, too. I have no doubt the plan is to bring it here via maternal home visits and community schools. Teachers, social workers, nurses, do you want to be in a position of outing the vulnerabilities of the families in your care? If not, educate yourself and let us prepare to fight this when it crosses the Atlantic. We can, and we must.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-government-to-scrap-named-person-scheme-john-swinney-confirms-1-5007469

https://www.parliament.scot/ResearchBriefingsAndFactsheets/S5/SB_17-59_Children_and_Young_People_Information_Sharing_Scotland_Bill.pdf

These are things conservative folks have been voicing for awhile. I think we have to understand that liberal techno-facsim in the hands of Bezos and Thiel et al is a distinct possibility. As politics is becoming more and more polarized it is hard for people to wrap their minds around this. In the end it is about the powerful against the masses, and historically targeted communities are on the front lines. We need to see what is coming and prepare. They are framing things in such a way that it complicates the narrative and makes it easier to write this off as “conspiracy.” And yet it is real and we need to figure out what to do to support poor families.

Super creepy. The ACE program tied to GRIFEC was launched in Wales and this was the program guy. Before he was part of the End of Life Partnerships. Gah. Is this how they plan to solve the “surplus labor” problem?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewmbennett/?originalSubdomain=uk


And here are some replies to this post:

IMO, this naming person thing you foresee moving across the Atlantic, is likely coming through the medicaide transformation happening via the ACH or Accountable Communities of Health. It requires a community care coordinator, hired by local non profits, that belong to a community HUB, that all loosely share data. (at least it seems loose to me) Also coming through Behavioral Health services. (at least in Wa.) And of course through the Dept. of Children, Youth and Families that sets the stage for birth through grey, humans as a commodity.
Watch this video where it states:
“For every pathway Kathy’s clients complete, such as keeping their primary care appoint., or when Amy quits smoking, Kathy or her organization will receive an incentive payment rewarding her for those outcomes.”


Yes – I think we are setting up for this in Tulsa, and perhaps it already is set to extend beyond the non-profit sector. George Kaiser Family Foundation is a major donor (monetary, supplying board members) to almost all our major non-profit service providers. The foundation also supports 501tech, a spin-off nonprofit that provides free IT support to those same non-profits. Another related IT company (Asemio, which is for-profit) works with 501tech to service Oklahoma’s county health departments’ electronic medical records. Asemio also contracts with Women in Recovery here in Oklahoma (an alternative to prison) and the Bronx Defenders in NYC. So, by offering “free” IT service, GKFF has gotten a foothold in multiple sectors so that every non-profit depends on staying in GKFF’S good graces and so that heaps of personal health, education, penal system, and housing data are centralized.


Hey, wasn’t it the guy who asked the question about the Ford Foundation at the forum with Dr. Angela Davis with Bronx Defenders? I think it was

Big Oil is getting into human capital. Eric Schmidt called it-data is the new oil.


Also, just saw that this guy is coming to Tulsa…
Dr. Jon Landis, an education and digital knowledge economy visionary, will discuss how technology is changing the educational landscape. Prior to Apple, Landis served as a college of education professor, chemistry teacher, principal, curriculum director and information technology director in Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology, a master’s degree in education leadership and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. His variety of roles in teaching, administration and technology helped to shape his perspective on the importance of updating teaching methods to match the changing knowledge economy.


It was this, but he’s from Take Back The Bronx, which is good.


That “meet Kathy” thing is terrifying… Like it requires a step back to remembering why the two females got dragged into the situation in the first place


EXACTLY!!!! This totally magnifies the impact of the carceral state. Someone you live with gets pulled in and suddenly you are under the control of the state, too? Crap. And none of it is about fixing the structural inequality. Like god forbid they live in Southwest Philly with environmental racism from toxic air emissions.


When I have had any sort of “paid help” service provider have anything to do with me, it was just hell.
Also, let’s say the mother doesn’t quit smoking, are they going to take away the girl?


My thoughts exactly.

This piece shows how IoT is linked to Medicaid. I sense most of the “Meet Kathy” stuff will be funded through that. I can imagine the whole pathway payment system will be tied to outcomes based contracting (PFS), too.

https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/health-care/smart-technology-in-health-care-medicaid-programs.html

It’s well along in the Netherlands, too.

https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/dutch-welfare-minister-have-you-got-named-person-your-sleeve


I’ve taken the liberty to retitle for Americans:
Mayors, city council, United Way, School board leaders, Community Hub elite, CEO’s of non profits and for profit, Technocrats and Data Miners, Elite Real Estate investors, Bit Coin investors, Block Chain data companies, City Block (Google enterprise) Ministers and Mega church leaders, Politicians on both sides of the isle, Foundation Philanthrocapitalists, Wrong Kind of Green investors and anyone else in the various Human Capital Industrial Complexes, including Poverty industrial : Have you got a Care Manager Person up your sleeve?
Oh wait, that’s ridiculous, let me shorten that, too long…..
Authoritarians and Fascists: Have you got a care manager person up your sleeve?
Obviously, I’m upset today. I just need some YOGA and meditation, 5K walking steps, some Amazon whole foods, and a shopping experience and I’ll be just fine. Please sans the care manager, and I promise to be good.




Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

The Santa Ana School District will set up a Confidential Gender Support Plan for minor students who would like to transition WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT OR KNOWLEDGE.
They also have a separate document for a students formal gender transition in school. This too will be done without parental consent or knowledge.

Once again, school districts will take over a role that is a parents responsibility. Below is the link that will take you directly to the Santa Ana School District Gender Support Plan below.

https://www.sausd.us/cms/lib/CA01000471/Centricity/Domain/3970/Gender%20Support%20Plan.pdf


University of Chicago is having its teacher graduates be forced into the LGBTQP agenda: https://uei.uchicago.edu/sites/default/files/documents/UEI%202017%20New%20Knowledge%20-%20Creating%20Inclusive%20Learning%20Environments.pdf


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Former Congressman Paul Ryan who sponsored the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, HR18-4174, is now investing in an evidence-based policy business. According to today’s Journal Sentinel piece, Ryan “announced the launch of the American Idea Foundation… He moved more than $7 million from his congressional account into the nonprofit…“

Ryan’s American Idea Foundation will be based in Janesville, WI and was registered January 29, 2019, per Wisconsin Secretary of State records, interestingly, just two weeks after HR-18-4174 became law.

Paul Ryan’s Evidence-Based, nonprofit foundation plans to partner with schools on Community-Based, Evidence-Based innovations, measuring what works, and will educate policy makers and help to craft the next generation of policies.

Seems an interesting coincidence that Congressman Ryan pushed for HR18-4174 that allows government agencies and businesses to access and link to every citizens’ personal data, including data from school children. Only time and evidence will tell.

https://missourieducationwatchdog.com/paul-ryans-new-evidence-based-nonprofit-to-partner-with-academic-institutions-shape-government-policies-what-could-go-wrong/


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

“As a parent, why am I having to go through this? Why is the principal of our school on a first-name basis with the CEO of a company who is collecting data about our kids?” said Phatak. She eventually received a copy of the data and was told it was deleted, but then her child’s teacher accidentally had him use the tool again.

WAPO interviewed a warrior mom from California. YOU MAY OPT OUT OF APPS!!! Talk to your classroom teacher now. This article offers tangible ways/discussion to get across what many teachers do not understand.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/29/school-apps-track-students-classroom-bathroom-parents-are-struggling-keep-up/?arc404=true


Endeavor Academy in Centennial, CO has suspended a student for five days merely for posting to social media a picture of herself with a gun: https://pluralist.com/alexandria-keyes-gun-photo-snapchat/


Here is a post from someone from California:

🚨🚨🚨Yolo Jr. High in the Newman-Crowslanding School District
Stanislaus County🚨🚨🚨
I was sent this photo by a grandmother who picked up her grandchild on the last day of school. She saw this man dressed in rainbow walking around. When she asked the school who he was she was told that he was there promoting the GSA Club (Gay Straight Alliance).
School Clubs are supposed to be student initiated and student lead.
Why is there a grown man coming to promote it?


And some replies to this post:

Because those clubs are promoted by adults. In one of [name redacted]’s presentations, I remember she mentioned that teachers receive incentives from the teachers’ union when a GSA club is established in their schools


Money, money, money!


The California Teachers’ Association (and other state and national unions) uses their leadership conferences to wine and dine teachers and to get them to start GSA clubs on campuses. Teachers cannot get money from the unions to help with legitimate needs, but teachers can get thousands of dollars to support GSA clubs on campuses. I always ask the same question – aren’t student clubs supposed to be student led? Not when state and national teachers’ unions are in charge. Thanks to them, everything is upside down, parents are undermined and kids are in danger! Loving teachers don’t know this is happening, and those of us who do keep blowing the whistle only to get silenced, so please help us educate teachers – they don’t have to pay those abusive unions any longer and they can get liability protections from independent organizations too.

you can include this link below to help teachers to learn how to opt out and obtain liability insurance. Thank you for helping teachers! I’m convinced that if we reach more loving teachers with the truth, we can end this nightmare. https://forkidsandcountry.org/teacher-freedom-protections/



Here is a post from a New Hampshire anti-Common Core page:

Warning parents:


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

“Microsoft researchers suggest ‘data dignity’ will create a better digital society”

Of course Microsoft wants this.
Being paid for your data is NOT dignity. It is literally selling yourself. The most needy will have to sell their data like plasma, the rich will opt out.

https://onezero.medium.com/getting-cash-for-our-data-could-actually-make-things-worse-3793c52ec7e5


And another post from her:

Fox meet Henhouse.
…No parent consent needed to “ethically” hand over student data to researchers. TrustUs.
“[Mega tech funded] FPF has received a grant to create an independent party of experts for an ethical review process that can provide trusted vetting of corporate-academic research projects. FPF will establish a pool of respected reviewers to operate as a standalone, on-demand review board to evaluate research uses of personal data and create a set of transparent policies and processes to be applied to such reviews.

https://mailchi.mp/fpf.org/september2019-1298081?e=e5fdb7141e


And yet another post from her:

OhLook. Colorado has implemented Digital IDs in place of your driver’s license, by EXECUTIVE ORDER. “[Colorado Governor] Polis was eager to sign an executive order Wednesday morning… The new-age ID will be accepted by most state agencies.”


And some replies to this post:

What if you don’t have a cell phone? Or a smart phone?


Obama phones..

If you are someone who receives a public benefit I bet they will force you to have one.

SNAP, disability, etc.

This was all pushed out via US / UK “humanitarian” aid pilots.

ties to 5G and facial recognition


Also behavioral biometrics, too.


“5G is going to be a game-changer,” said Nick Ludlum, Senior Vice President and Chief Communication Officer for CTIA, which is a trade association representing the wireless communications industry in the United States. “From driverless cars to advancements in health care to (augmented reality/virtual reality) and smart cities. The innovations of the future will be built on 5G.”

Here is a comment I left on a Colorado Sheriff’s page who was asking some great questions about this. My comment: This MyColoradoApp digital ID is voluntary for now. Will there ever come a time that Coloradans will be mandated to use this app in place of their “hunk of plastic”? Some citizens do not want their personal info shared with an app, stored in a (breachable) cloud. How else might the data on this digital app be used, analyzed, shared? Are there any laws protecting that and how could a citizen SEE if a third party analyzed their data and shared it with another agency or researcher or company? WHO will be held accountable when this gets breached? Are there guard rails in place for how this data #cannot be used? Will this digital ID system ever be used to store and track student data and health data etc? For example would Colorado ever be a part of a program like ID2020?

https://www.biometricupdate.com/201909/id2020-and-partners-launch-program-to-provide-digital-id-with-vaccines

This digital ID goes hand in hand with the Google Smart City documents I posted this morning.

GOOGLE PLANS FOR #SOCIALCREDIT SCORES IN SMART CITY.
In their “Yellow Book”, Sidewalk describes a community where access to services and buildings would vary based on your willingness to give away data. People could be rewarded for “good behaviour” tracked by data, such as with better loan terms or easily renewed business licences.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-sidewalk-labs-document-reveals-companys-early-plans-for-data/


CRAZY. Truth is stranger than fiction.


yes. digital IDs are necessary for a social credit system.IMO that is why this is being rolled out. We are China. Look up Department of Homeland Security HART and SIPPRA and Ryan’s Federal Evidence Based Policy Act, and the 5G rollout and IoT.


oh my goodness. Craziness. This all ties into social impact bonds too. They need the data to make money. So maddening. This ties to some patterns I’m seeing in public schools too a with data collection as a money making revenue source. 🤬
Kind of reminds me of Class Dojo too. Authority figures giving good boy and good girl points in exchange for real world rewards and consequences. No bueno.


Though ClassDojo isn’t, at least not on the list they’re not, one of the vendors, there’s a bunch of these vendor guys partnering with this Project Unicorn thing for “data interoperability”. I know they have Curriculum Associates (iReady), Achieve3000, iStation (you know, the guys in the news for sending a cease and desist letter to an outspoken parent) Newsela, Reading Plus, etc: https://www.projectunicorn.org/vendor-coalition


Texas has expanded the reach of our driver’s license. By October 2020 it will be classified as a “national ID” and will allow Texas citizens who have update their driver’s license to continue flying on airplanes. When I renewed my license last year, it was not just the easy update, you would have thought this midlifer was a teenager getting her first license.


Texas is piloting ID2020


some specific cities have piloted ID2020.

It’s weird to have the Governor talking about Austin independent of the entire state. He has been in Dallas recently to talk about the homeless population. I can’t find it, but, I know I read earlier this year, Austin, as part of ID2020 was proposing to chip their homeless population.


yes. It is piloted in Austin but I believe every pilot it is meant to roll out statewide. I find it no coincidence that TX has rolled out your National ID.

Colorado governor ran on the campaign of making Colorado a block chain economy.

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-microsoft-create-blockchain-solution-to-support-id2020.htm

THIS^^Gates wants a national digital ID.


and the concept of being rewarded to participate in the early stages, I learned how some companies are partnering with Newtopia for health issues. Not only will that company charge you more for your health insurance if you choose not to participate in the company Newtopia campaign, they will reward you monetarily for reaching certain health milestones documented by Newtopia as tracked with their fitbit and ap.


the ID2020 article I posted mentions the Austin project to chip the homeless. “The City of Austin, ID2020, and several other partners are working together with homeless people and the service providers who engage with them to develop a blockchain-enabled digital identity platform called MyPass to empower homeless people with their own identity data.”


now, my pessimist comes full forward. When “My Angel” started selling their implant chips for child security, I quipped, the only security it would provide would be that every lost child could be identified to charge the rightful family for burial. Which I know is heartless. Sorry.


I think it is hard knowing that this stuff is being slickly marketed for one thing and used for another.

China has Sesame Credit and Now embracing blockchain economy.

https://www.coininsider.com/how-amazon-alibaba-microsoft-are-using-blockchain/


Hmmm, I wonder if this might also tie into this Colorado ID:



Here is a post from a Florida page:

THIS!
“As part of the Course Description Awareness, Florida teachers will be awarded Open Badge micro-credentials in recognition of their participation. Micro-credentials are an increasingly popular method to display achievements and skills in which a person demonstrates competency. Digital “badges” are portable with verified, embedded information as evidence of the demonstrated skills and achievements. We are excited to provide a visual, digital representation to participants. Displaying these badges will spread awareness concerning the importance of course descriptions and their utilization when planning for instruction within Florida’s classrooms.”
Read more here:

http://cdn.fldoe.org/academics/standards/course-desc-aware.stml

http://cdn.fldoe.org/academics/standards/subject-areas/instructional-technology


Here is a post from Alison Hawver McDowell:

Alright, last one. How might Ethereum smart contracts work with xAPI competency tracking, digital vouchers, and securitization of human capital investments? This is my concept of how it might go with Big Picture Learning. BTW the World Bank issued its first Blockchain bond this year and Stanford has a big report on Blockchain for Social Impact. Big Picture is in Australia where they are putting public benefits on Blockchain. We should all be paying attention to that.

Worldbank Blockchain bond.

Big Picture Australia

xAPI data capture

Learninng Record Store

Big Picture SIB

Stanford

And a reply to this post:

Have you looked at all the projects here Alison?
https://trends.oecd-opsi.org/



I just heard from Alice Linahan that Austin passed the evil sex ed standards on October 28th, 2019.


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Oh this cannot be good. LindaDarlingHammond
Register for the Halloween webinar on 21st Century Learning..for students with Disabilities.


Here is a post from the Christian Law Association page:

Please pray as attorneys advise homeschool parents who are experiencing difficulty with their local public school system.


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

This is an excellent article by Cathy Cleaver Ruse that sums up what’s going on in the schools in Fairfax County, Virginia. This is actually happening all over the country–and often in states that DO NOT have a legal requirement to force schools to include this material (see Austin, TX, and Battle Ground, WA, for two of the latest parent vs. school board battles).

This is the school district where I pay taxes, but I was horrified at what was happening and knew that I could not trust this school district with my child. Parents all over the nation need to get involved in local school board elections.

We have a chance to oust the current board in just a few days. Only two school board members seem to care what parents have to say, but the rest need to go:

“The practical implications of this are that, if you live in Fairfax County and dissent from hard-Left political ideology in your schools, you have no voice. Every year you send 53% of your property taxes to a school board that has no inclination to listen to your questions or concerns. They can ignore you, and they do.

And what happens in your public schools really matters, whether or not you have children in the system. Because, as Abraham Lincoln said: “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation is the philosophy of the government in the next.”

The Fairfax County School Board is up for election on November 5.

If you care about the country, you have to care, first, about the school board.”

https://stream.org/playing-sex-politics-students-fairfax-county/


It seems that the sex ed perverts have gotten a beachhead in King County, Oregon: https://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/conferencematerials/sped/2016/sexed.pdf


Looks like Spokane, WA schools also seem to have been taken over. They are partnering with the radical group Advocates for Youth so it’s a given that the curriculum is bad: https://www.krem.com/article/news/local/spokane-county/spokane-public-schools-approves-sex-ed-curriculum-for-freshmen/293-618884917


The Beaverton School District in Oregon has also been taken over: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/curriculum-instruction-assessment/health-secondary/advocates-for-youth-curriculum


Cave Creek Unified School District in Arizona appears to be having or soon to have, some kind of radical sex ed: https://www.notinourschools.net/cave-creek-schools-cozy-to-lgbtq-organizations-marginalize-families-tradition-and-culture/


Creighton Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ is giving Planned Parenthood access to their school district: https://www.notinourschools.net/a-creighton-elementary-employee-decided-to-just-say-no/


Watch out if you’re in Madison, WI schools! https://www.academia.org/wisconsin-public-school-district-publishes-another-pro-lgbt-video-on-youtube/


Looks like Tucson Unified School District in Arizona is pushing the Gender Bender agenda on Hispanic children: https://www.notinourschools.net/transgender-material-targets-hispanics-in-tucson-unified-and-elsewhere/





Here is a post from Alison Hawver McDowell:

Pay for Success will use xAPI and badges / microcredentials to profit from intentionally unstable employment opportunities. This “lifelong learning” stuff isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

This is what Lumina, Salesforce, and Robin Hood are all about.


And here are some replies to this post:

that’s exactly it. Salesforce and ACE (American Council on Education) have been very cozy on LinkedIn. Association of University Governing Boards (AGB), too.

and I think that trifecta will become a model, too – iNACOL, NewProfit, Deloitte, e.g.


I saw a teacher post about lifelong learning again today. We’re toast. Do u think Fr Hesburgh knew what he was doing?


how did I not know the Notre Dame connection!

You’ve read this? Is it online somewhere?


I bought it on eBay. Alice learned about it from [name redacted]
https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/women-on-the-wall-with-diana-anderson-lifelong-learning-and-the-common-core


One of the other authors was at RTI. Marc Tucker was based out of Rochester (Xerox, Total Quality Management).


the cover photo is 666 backwards

I have wondered about the other authors.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hexagons-hive-mind-booming-buzzing-confusion-lynn-davenport/?fbclid=IwAR3JFRyX0wUoihrUBZhoqgYcNYK2UAKBlqQJ4yc7caIr92fyi8TQkgdPCM0


Wow. This is really amazing. You know, I think this points to one way to fight this stuff – we have to be deliberate in using language that carries much more meaning than the collective impact double speak, and we have to use pictures and graphics that are organic and hearken back to different times. Just using the word “children” instead of “kids” can help. People are so used to hearing and seeing the same worn out marketing catalogue that they they’ve forgotten the alternatives. We have to remember that the word “impact” means a crash or a destructive collision, not something that contributes to flourishing.


such an excellent point about “impact”. It’s not a good thing.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/collective-impact-where-public-public-private-lynn-davenport/?fbclid=IwAR0a7naJRNFNwq2Y3pAJyWe0DxWmvtcgLQKHixX_VI3KsOfbRLgeQ5JXjxA



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

Who is ready for digital ID…through vaccination?

California has made vaccines mandatory for children to enter public school. How will this play out if digital ID is part of the immunization schedule?

ID2020 Project to Build Biometric ID Program Around Infant Immunization
Posted on September 19, 2019
“The project will involve the exploration of multiple biometric identification technologies for infants, with the aim of building a biometric ID program based on the most successful approaches.”
New ID2020 Project to Build Biometric ID Program Around Infant Immunization
ID2020, a public-private alliance aimed at supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on universal identity, has announced a new identity project in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh and Gavi, a public-private alliance concerned with vaccination.
The project’s aim is essentially to create a biometric identity system based on immunization efforts conducted by Access to Information (A2I) – a Government of Bangladesh agency – and the Directorate of Health Service (DGHS), with the support of Gavi. The project will involve the exploration of multiple biometric identification technologies for infants, with the aim of building a biometric ID program based on the most successful approaches.
“We are implementing a forward-looking approach to digital identity that gives individuals control over their own personal information, while still building off existing systems and programs,” explained A2I policy advisor Anir Chowdhury in a statement announcing the collaborative effort. “The Government of Bangladesh recognizes that the design of digital identity systems carries far-reaching implications for individuals’ access to services and livelihoods, and we are eager to pioneer this approach.”
Such ideas echo those of the United Nations’ refugee agency, the UNHCR, which has in recent years championed the use of biometric technology to deliver official ID to those who often lack such documentation, such as displaced persons. And Gavi’s leadership are excited about expanding on the anticipated success of this effort.
“Eighty-nine percent of children and adolescents without identification live in countries supported by Gavi,” commented Gavi CEO Seth Berkley. “We are enthusiastic about the potential impact of this program not just in Bangladesh, but as something we can replicate across Gavi-eligible countries, providing a viable route to closing the identity gap.”
The project was announced at ID2020’s annual summit this week, with previous events having seen other major organizations such as Accenture and Microsoft commit to biometrics-driven identity projects in support of UN goals.


And another post from this group:

Last paragraph.

Close to 10 years after its first edition, a fully updated International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education published today by UNESCO advocates quality comprehensive sexuality education to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.
“Based on the latest scientific evidence, the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education reaffirms the position of sexuality education within a framework of human rights and gender equality,” says UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. “It promotes structured learning about sexuality and relationships in a manner that is positive and centred on the best interest of the young person. By outlining the essential components of effective sexuality education programmes, the Guidance enables national authorities to design comprehensive curricula that will have a positive impact on young people’s health and well-being.”
The Technical Guidance is designed to assist education policy makers in all countries design accurate and age-appropriate curricula for children and young people aged 5 – 18+.
Based on a review of the current status of sexuality education around the world and drawing on best practices in the various regions, the Guidance notably demonstrates that sexuality education:
helps young people become more responsible in their attitude and behaviour regarding sexual and reproductive health
is essential to combat the school dropout of girls due to early or forced marriage, teenage pregnancy and sexual and reproductive health issues
is necessary because in some parts of the world, two out of three girls reported having no idea of what was happening to them when they began menstruating and pregnancy and childbirth complications are the second cause of death among 15 to 19-year olds
does not increase sexual activity, sexual risk-taking behaviour, or STI/HIV infection rates. It also presents evidence showing that abstinence-only programmes fail to prevent early sexual initiation, or reduce the frequency of sex and number of partners among the young.
The publication identifies an urgent need for quality comprehensive sexuality education to:
provide information and guidance to young people about the transition from childhood to adulthood and the physical, social and emotional challenges they face.
tackle the challenges posed by sexual and reproductive health issues, which are particularly difficult during puberty, including access to contraception, early pregnancy, gender-based violence, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV and AIDS
raise awareness of HIV prevention and transmission, of which only 34 per cent of young people around the world can demonstrate accurate knowledge
complement or counter the large body of material of variable quality that young people find on the internet, and help them face increasingly common instances of cyberbullying.
The Guidance was produced in collaboration with UNAIDS, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Women, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000260770

You can find a link in the middle of the page.

…Check out this brief for a concise overview of the PLSSE, a list of organizations involved in their development, and some ideas for ways they might be used…

https://www.etr.org/blog/new-professional-learning-standards-for-sex-education-plsse/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

This creepy National Driver Surveillance program would compliment the Digital Drivers Licenses being rolled out in several states.

Colorado recently implemented Digital IDs in place of your driver’s license, by EXECUTIVE ORDER. “[Colorado Governor] Polis was eager to sign an executive order Wednesday morning… The new-age ID will be accepted by most state agencies.”

Apparently, knowing a driver’s Social Security Number, address, date of birth, checking their driving record and running their name against a national criminal database is not enough.
There are few places in America that do not use Automatic License Plate Readers to track our every movement and even that does not appear to be enough for Big Brother’s insatiable desire to know everything about everyone.
The Salem News revealed that the bill would “incentivize states” into creating an unconstitutional national real-time driver sharing program.
Moulton said, “the goal is to incentivize states to modernize their systems and work together to make sure their databases are compatible to improve communication on dangerous drivers.”
WCVB Channel 5 explains how the U.S. DOT would offer states more than $50 million to help create a national real-time data sharing program.
“Moulton’s bill would also create a $50 million competitive grant program that would allow states to bid for additional grant money and would enable the U.S. Department of Transportation to connect states that have similar modernization needs.”


Looks like the GOP has created a bill to have the government spy on students to “try and help prevent gun violence”: https://www.stridentconservative.com/gun-violence-bill-will-require-schools-to-spy-on-students-online-activity/?utm_content=bufferfefd8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

You’ll be shocked to see what your scores are based on. With massive data collection and sharing, imagine children’s scores…
“As consumers, we all have “secret scores”: hidden ratings that determine how long each of us waits on hold when calling a business, whether we can return items at a store, and what type of service we receive. A low score sends you to the back of the queue; high scores get you elite treatment.”


Here is a post shared by Alice Linahan:

Who is meddling in Midland? 🍏

There’s no “public” in public-private partnerships and this portfolio model did not originate locally. Midland voters would be wise to defeat the bond and tell Midland to go back to the drawing board to devise a better bond that authentically includes all stakeholders. If the business interests want to truly help the communities, they will back a plan that is created by those they purport to want to help.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/who-meddling-midland-lynn-davenport?fbclid=IwAR3v3LpcB7FFSWbY8wn5fiWmFZi1WvJslEmD7eLP5PJp0jvUDttMuaqRxdY


Here is a post from the page Educray:

Stop the Texas Education Agency 🍏

Lawyers for Houston ISD’s school board have asked a federal judge to preemptively stop the Texas Education Agency from stripping power from the district’s elected trustees and allow board members to select a permanent superintendent, the latest maneuver in a growing legal battle between the district and state.

In a motion filed Tuesday, the HISD board’s lawyers argued agency officials have discriminated against voters in predominantly black and Hispanic cities, overstepped their authority in suspending the district’s superintendent search and misinterpreted a new state law that requires dramatic intervention in districts with long-struggling schools.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/education/article/HISD-lawyers-seek-injunction-to-block-TEA-14585565.php?fbclid=IwAR1yXVw1anlbjVbizjhr_YT0cCmIiw1VE6t9mj9y6P_WyTgEXwDLGTCdh1Y


What out for the libraries in Loudoun County, Virginia schools! https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/parents-outraged-as-public-schools-sneak-sexually-explicit-books-into-kids-libraries


Here is a post from the Activist Mommy:

More details on the disgusting, pornographic sex-ed curriculum Austin schools just mandated! Please share.


And some replies to this post:

The same thing just happened in Hillsboro, Oregon. We have to vote out the board members.


As a teacher with 20 years experience in middle school, I can honestly say that if parents have the ability, you can give your child a better education at home. Buy the homeschool curriculum or see if your state or county has a virtual school option. Join a homeschool group or co-op. Your child will be much better served.


I would tell my child to walk out of class if I had a child there .


I was there and it was sad….90% of parents there voiced their disapproval and they voted unanimously to pass it 😡


I’m a parent in AISD, and not only will I opt out but my kids will be absent on the days this is taught. Many of us are planning to do that in order to hit them in the funding. Formal grievances and law suits are the next step.



I was able to tie Columbia University Teachers College to the radical sex ed push: https://sex-ed.tc.columbia.edu/about


This article here shows the tie in between SEL and sex ed. It also implicates a group called Healthy Teen Network in all of this: https://www.americaspromise.org/news/prevention-pleasure-next-frontier-sex-ed


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

Can anyone PLEASE tell me why Drag is being pushed onto children so aggressively?

Last year Santa Ana School District allowed a drag queen on campus to teach children how to put on Drag make up without notifying the parents. Now they have Drag Queen Story Hour at our public libraries, Drag kids TV shows, Drag Queen Gatherings at churches, drag queens posing with children and now this.


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

We’re now going to have standards for 3-5 year olds…… 😕🤮
Here’s the draft standards, the board will be discussing them on Thursday

If you are concerned about Comprehensive Sex Ed, you will want to watch the Standards & Assessment Committee meeting on Friday. They will be discussing the CoreGuides that are currently on the state website for teachers to use as resources.
Search “1. ACTION: Health Core Guides” on Friday’s agenda to review them (if you don’t have time to go through them all, pay attention to the “Human Development” section in each grade level):


Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

Interviewed on camera today With Wendi Rae, a new Bradenton reporter

Curriculum is not developmentally appropriate. We should not be TESTING kids in preschool or kindergarten . We can’t make kids develop any faster than their 4 and 5 year old brains are ready to. This leads to more age inappropriate instruction leading to more kids failing tests that shouldn’t be given to in the first place.

Kids learn through PLAY! Bring back the joy of learning as we are killing it.

“The governor’s office says the following:

In accordance with state law, beginning with the release of the 2018-19 school year results, VPK readiness rates will be calculated on both learning gains and kindergarten screener results. Providers that do not meet the minimum readiness rate will be subject to the following consequences:

Placement of the provider on probation;
Implementation of an improvement plan approved by the early learning coalition or school district including the use of an Office of Early
Learning (OEL)-approved curriculum or a staff development plan;
Implementation of an improvement plan approved by the early learning coalition or school district including the use of an Office of Early
Learning (OEL)-approved curriculum or a staff development plan;
Continued probation until the provider meets the minimum readiness rate; and
Ineligibility to offer the VPK program if on probation for three or more years without a good cause exemption.”

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-sarasota-manatee/state-standards-show-41-percent-of-voluntary-pre-k-students-not-ready-for-kindergarten?fbclid=IwAR2zsNC2G044tLk2KzYEcn1ezjMh4xYUDJUunxNp19UAw2G2HSQ2snMV4K4


And some replies to this post:

Unbelievable! Kids. Are. Not. Widgets. 🤮


VPK is officially part of punitive testing. Disgusting. We’ll pay for PreK thank you, rather than start this crap at 4 years old. Sad for all families who don’t have options for their kids. More examples of privilege. People need the services, but have to subject their children to this mess!


Since VPK funding for private institutions come from public funding, will these VPK rules apply for both private and public VPK classrooms?


if private preschool is not taking VPK funding then they can teach kids how they want to without state assessments.


Omg let me say this again, no child is not ready for k. K is were we get littles ready for school. The fact that this is even said is upsetting .


I’ve had parents tell me their kindergarten student is below grade level in October! 🤬


it is criminal the stress we are putting five year olds under. The entire point of k was for social skills, school culture, and entrance into literacy and numeracy. No one is not ready.


Beyond upsetting, ridiculous, inappropriate. My son’s teacher told me in October he was not ready for kinder. This happened last year. My choices: put him back in pre-k or repeat kinder, yes in october! We the parents spoke with her and none of this happened (not viable options). We placed lots of stress on our child to do well and he did excellent. The system and expectations are equally ugly. I asked the district when are they going to start evaluating socio-emotional development in children with a grade? Then they worry about safety in schools (middle and high school especially), they keep missing the point, you have to have happy, self confident, empowered children with a love for learning and thirst for it. I think they do not care or they are completely uninformed (to put it lightly)


“start evaluating socio-emotional development”. Already in the works, I’m afraid. This SEL stuff is part of the federal ESSA.

Utah now is proposing Early Learning Standards for kids 3-5:

“The 2013 edition of Utah’s Early Childhood Core Standards contained sections entitled Approaches to
Learning and Science and Social/Emotional and Social Studies.
In this edition, Science and Social Studies are in sections by themselves. Approaches to Learning includes
the concepts of curiosity, engagement, interest in learning, independence, flexibility, perseverance,
imagination, and problem-solving. These foundational skills are essential for learning and are integrated
throughout the standards.
Social-Emotional development includes self-awareness, regulation and recognition of emotions,
emotional responsiveness, and the ability to interact with others effectively in social settings. The
former Social-Emotional content has been integrated throughout all content areas, and a strand has
been included in the Health Education section.
The implementation of these Standards in early childhood programs will improve kindergarten readiness
and reduce achievement gaps. The standards are not to be used to exclude children from entering
kindergarten. Related concepts may be added as appropriate in order to assure that every child reaches
his/her potential.”



Here is a post that was shared in the Alaska anti-Common Core group:

In the past the districts were required to review standards and curriculum every 6 years. Sadly, an education bill Sb104, pushed by Sen MacKinnon and others became law, now requiring curriculum review once every ten years. This helps keep Alaska/common core standards in place which educators know, drives the curriculum, (her in-law Margaret MacKinnon from DEED supported common core strongly at state board of education meetings). I fought tirelessly against implementation of common core that is disguised as Alaska standards, but couldn’t get enough legislators to understand the dangers of non benchmarked standards. The common core Amp and Peak assessments have not been reliable. Educating our youth is of critical importance and it’s sad to see Alaska continue down federal led education, that has failed millions, and cost about a trillion dollars since the mid 1960s. Please talk to the Governor, your US Rep and Senators, your State Rep, Senator and your local school board and ask them to get rid of common core- corporate sponsored by Microsoft/Gates Foundation and federal led education. Alaska deserves much better.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/education/2019/10/30/most-alaska-students-math-and-reading-scores-dip-on-nations-report-card/?fbclid=IwAR3yVOypq3LUB4_tauaEv7lAwXG7oCFko_sowH8G0JEgSsoyiBFSKlE7AYE


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

This is an important story-
“Angela Bolton-Smith argued her 6-year-old son needs special instruction. But, she said Dallas ISD was forcing him to undergo additional tests she didn’t think needed to take place. She said he was being railroaded into an autism diagnosis that would leave him stigmatized.”

https://www.fox4news.com/news/dallas-isd-mom-wins-appeal-over-special-education-instruction?fbclid=IwAR0kwIs1iCGHItV6Ut7VpaCE1VX6jCQQtB45Btykag9mgVo8_O1H7qmxxlM


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Read this. Holy @#*. A severed cat head?!
From AUGIST 2019

“Vanity Fair: Early one morning in the winter of 2003, Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter arrived at his magazine’s offices to find an unexpected visitor standing alone in the reception area behind its glass doors. It was Jeffrey Epstein.
In 2002, Carter had read a gossip item in the New York Post’s Page Six column and decided to assign a reporter to answer the pressing question: Who exactly was Epstein and why was he flying former President Bill Clinton and other celebrities around on his jets?”… [Vanity Fair Carter did not run a story on two young Farmer sisters abused by Epstein.] …
“It was terribly painful,” the Farmer sisters wrote in a statement for this article. “We hoped the story would put people on notice and they would be stopped from abusing other young girls and young women. That didn’t happen. In the end, the story that ran erased our voices.”
Boies, a lawyer for the Farmer sisters, says the omission made it more difficult to get victims and witnesses to speak out. “I think it helped create the impression among many of the victims that the media was under Epstein’s control, that Epstein had all this power,” he says.
Soon after publication, Connolly says, Carter called to share an ominous development: a bullet placed right outside his front door at his Manhattan home.
“That wasn’t a coincidence,”

“In 2006, federal authorities compiled accusations against Epstein in Florida. Connolly says he headed south to see if there was a story there for Vanity Fair.
As Connolly pursued interviews with women who had worked for Epstein, he says, Carter called him once more. The editor had found another intrusion, this time in the front yard of his Connecticut home: the severed head of a dead cat.
“It was done to intimidate,” Connolly tells NPR. “No question about it.” (Others who worked for Vanity Fair at the time said the cat’s head was the talk of the office.)
Connolly tells NPR he voluntarily decided to stop pursuing the subject for the magazine. “


And some replies to this post:

Ghislaine’s sister (one of the twins) works at UTD in Richardson Tx in edtech and personalized learning 🧐
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Maxwell


Who is Ghislaine?


His pimp…she recruited girls *Allegedly


Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s madame. She has twin sisters who started Magellan:
https://youtu.be/B_JeI2-lFgM
After Magellan was acquired by competing search engine Excite, in 1996,[6] she went on to co-found Chiliad:[7] a software company involved in the advance of on-demand, massively scalable, intelligent mining of structured and unstructured data through the use of natural language search technologies. The firm’s software was behind the data search technology used by the FBI’s counterterrorism data warehouse.[8]

make no mistake. She was a pimp.


She is a pedophile and recruiter for child sex trafficking. She has been accused of child rape by the victims and is possibly involved in the imprisonment of these children as well.


Not too surprising. People capable of doing this badgeing, SEL stuff, Ed Tech, career pidgeonholing, etc to kids are sick enough to sex traffic them too.

Didn’t Bill Gates of Hell meet with Epstein a few times before he had his “accident”?

It’s interesting how this stuff plus the human trafficking in CPS is being swept under the rug, much like all of these priest sex abuses in the Catholic Church.


they will have pics, addresses, and know the family home environment… it would be sooooo easy to literally hand select and target a child this way. I just had a parent tell me this week that she asked her daughter if she saw any weird questions in Achieve3000 after I told her about them and her daughter said that it asked her if her family fought. They will know everything about the kids.



Here is a tweet from Matt Walsh:

It won’t get much attention, but Kamala Harris’ plan to enact a TEN HOUR school day, 8 AM – 6 PM, is both disturbing and revealing. Democrats are trying to replace the family with the State. That’s why they keep extending the amount of time kids spend in school.


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

We’ve been warning: BREAKING Houston ISD’s takeover official: State to take control of Texas’ largest school district.

Don’t think they can’t come after your district next. They set the district up to fail!!
FYI-Houston ISD took 30Million in Race to the Top (RTTT) federal funds which mandated alignment to the Common Core back in 2013.

https://abc13.com/education/hisd-largest-school-district-in-texas-to-be-taken-over-by-state/5676921/?fbclid=IwAR14O1-du1a648AgCUdESP-ORTYBYrVowZGUiadHPD5gr66PABb0vh0–dg

There is more…
TEA is taking over Houston ISD, the largest School District in Texas…to put in a Public/Private/Partnership scheme where the state gets to pick the winners and losers.

What is not in the big news cycle is on the SAME day; TEA announced they were taking over Snyder ISD in West Texas and Shepherd ISD in East Texas as well! Commissioner Mike Morath was put in place to execute a plan to remove locally elected officials. Meaning, we are no longer a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!! Let that sink in. https://www.texastribune.org/2019/11/06/tea-take-over-houston-isd-school-board-replace-superintendent/

Important to note:
Houston ISD’s A-F rating according to the TEA is a
B: https://txschools.gov/districts/101912/overview

Snyder ISD a C: https://txschools.gov/districts/208902/overview

Shepherd ISD a C: https://txschools.gov/districts/204904/overview

People need to take time to look into Commissioner Mike Morath and AJ Crabill’s background.
Who is holding them accountable?

https://womenonthewall.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Can-I-See-Morath.Crabill.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3LpDZYh41xDSVS81CXYFLye4Ljv_04f_-I6RSDTdB1XNAaDUg7Q6FVcHI


Here is a post that was shared in the Texas anti-STARR group:

Dear Education System,

This is what you are doing to our children. My 5 year old is made to feel bad that he is a regular boy.

He isn’t always good at sitting still. He loves to bounce and talk to friends. He loves to learn by doing. He’s a typical boy who could play outside all day and not get tired.

Sadly you take that away more and more each year. You’re dead set on increasing testing numbers by forcing the “child” out of our kids. At much younger ages they are becoming zombies.

Sit, be still, learn this earlier, test well or we will be forced to have an intervention but don’t expect our help quickly because the red tape takes months. Talk too much during P.E. and you lose it. Don’t turn your homework in and sit silently at lunch while you complete the assignment.

If he cannot be silent and still my child is a distraction. If you cannot be silent and still you will be punished. If you cannot be silent and still we will take away the time you do have to NOT be silent and still.

When will you wake up and realize you are detrimentally hurting our children by no longer allowing them to just be children??

Because personally, I’m tired of holding my baby while he cries thinking he’s failing as a kindergartner.


And here are some replies to this post:

I have just retired after 24 years, the last 14 in kindergarten. We had centers & inside & outside play. We did have learning times where attention was needed. The system is pushing more & more that teachers must cover at very young ages. This is sad. There are school systems stricter than others. I know one in Florida that had no toys except manipulative for math that they had limited exposure with. It was just as this lady described. No recess fir any age! After one year I left. I could not stand it! They taught FCAT testing every day so the system could get more money for testing well. That is all that mattered to the administration. Oh they had a great PR with the media, but the poor teachers were terrorized! The pressure was applied to the teachers and students. That is why I left. I could not stand putting children under that much pressure.


You don’t want to see how they school in South Korea, then. We honestly have one of the most laid back Educational Systems. That is what recess is for, to get all your energy out. It’s a good skill to learn how to sit still and pay attention, it will help you go further in life. I promise you.


the problem is they take away recess if the kid messes up once. My son has that happen to him all the time.


When recess is only 15 minutes, not much energy can be expelled. Not to mention at lunch they are expected to sit quietly and eat. The only free time they have is 15 minutes.


The same is happening with my boy he is 8 now and is having to see an educational psychologist. They say he has adhd and want to put him on medicine. But his report is full of 60%-70% so why is this not good enough? He loves to talk and loves to ask questions about everything. Have just filled out a questionnaire asking questions like – is he easily distracted with low interest activities? Oh for goodness sake yes i flippen am. There is nothing wrong with my boy and i am imprisoning him in his body full of medicine


I told my kids to homeschool their children because the public education system is whacked. Teachers can’t teach because the school board wants to politically correctly. Some teachers are teaching about sex change and transgenders and hate and not math and english and science. Others just don’t care


Sad!! Let them be kids!! And I just read that some politicians want to extend the school day until 6 pm!! Check out the states that implemented EXTRA outdoor activities and EXTRA RECESS…I think Texas was one of those states…kids have to move around to learn!!


My daughter used to teach kindergarten. She let her kids stand and dance and even sing at their desks as long as they didnt disrupt the others from their work and everyone got things done. She loved the kids and the parents…the admin were not fans of her methods but the kids learned how to read ,and write and be productive while others around them did too..she retired from teaching because the system was not letting good teachers actually teach anymore..lots of good teachers leave because they have too many rules and regulations that demand they do things the systems way.. which is obviously not working..Home school and private schools are better.


This is beyond true!!! It makes me sick!!! My daughter (14) told me yesterday my son (7) hasn’t been doing his homework. I said “I don’t care. If he fails because of it, we will have issues”. They have to stay at school 8 hours doing work I was doing in 4th grade in 2nd and then want to send them home with tons of homework too!!


my daughter’s school, (we live in Texas amd she’sin 4th grade) they send home math homework that isn’t even a grade for math its for their citizenship.. like wtf!!


I remember crying the year before my youngest started kindergarten. He was a strong willed, high spirited little boy. I just knew it wasn’t going to work out. He wasn’t a follower. I just knew in the bottom on my heart one of 2 things were going to happen…
1) they would kick him out
2) they would suppress that spark within him to the point that he would no longer be the same child that I knew and loved.
Fast forward 8 years and I was right. He is now in 8th grade. He is depressed and down in himself. Feels like it doesn’t matter how hard he tries, he’ll never be good enough. And coincidentally they kicked out within his first week of kindergarten. It’s been a long and difficult road to where we are now. I think daily about pulling him out of school and homeschooling him myself. It breaks my heart. They destroyed my baby. As much as I fought it from happening, I think it’s inevitable. That’s just what the public school system does. It you don’t fit the mold there’s something wrong with you. It’s a extremely flawed system. It is failing our children.


This is so true and it breaks my heart that they want to put every child in the same mold. I had a teacher tell me once she didn’t enjoy teaching as much as she did when she first started. We are made to focus on state testing and getting them ready for college there is not much room to enjoy the children. She said not all children are going to college so we need them to be ready for the life they will be happy living. By trying to force all of them in the same mold we are setting some up to fail. All children are smart in different ways. If we let them be happy children, they will become happy adults! I told my children they could be anything they wanted and if they were happy I would be happy!


This is why I took my daughter out of public school she is a 2nd grader because of testing numbers in the school they made recess 10 minutes after lunch and that’s it and took away most fun things to focus on core curriculum so I took her out of public school and I am beyond happy homeschooling her now


I was a teacher and don’t really want to send my boys to public school. It’s not meant to help them grow and learn, it’s to condition them to working in cubicles 😭


I didn’t ever imagine hearing my super social butterfly son say he doesn’t want to go to kindergarten. What kid doesn’t want to go to kindergarten?! The kid who gets in trouble constantly for being a kid, that’s who.


My son’s school had made it their very job to make my autistic son’s life a living hell…. He is in fifth grade and feels sooo stupid and feels that he must apologize for every single thing… He never goes to a damn party or a celebration… Why haven’t I moved him… Because the inner city schools are far worse..


My daughter is a 5th grader and she gets her recess taken away often due to her homework not being completed. She received a 0 zero on her language arts homework because it was hand written and not sent via the computer. The teacher frowned upon myself as a parent when she.asked if we had a computer at home. Firm NO, WE DON’T from me. her response, let her use my phone. Again, NO! My daughter will research via books and write via pencil and paper. So now, she doesn’t get to enjoy recess. Like ever. Why… cuz we aren’t up to date with technology at home. It’s bull shit!


The principal tried to take away the children’s outside time after lunch, because their test scores were low. I got that nipped in the bud quick. They need time for themselves.


I’ve worked in school nutrition. It’s been a several years back. I have witnessed the children and had my own come through lunch doors, walking down the halls like soldiers not allowed to talk. Sit quietly during lunch. My husband got in trouble for talking while visiting at his lunch table. Today’s children don’t get recesses like we did. This infuriates me to all ends. I do realize the amount of children and trailers at most elementary schools. This article saddens me. Thank you for speaking up and for also paying attention to your child’s needs when he gets home. You are spot on in this article. Whatever happened to our schools will never change at this point. Sickens me! Home school no longer looks bad to me. I do believe Childeren need exposure to other kids and friends. Bless his heart. We know longer live in the same world. It’s all political and not about the child. Just numbers!


Not all kids are ready for kindergarten @ five. Our youngest was just five and we put him in kindergarten. After a month the teacher told my wife. I wish I could just send him out to play. We ask him if he wanted to go back to pre-school. He was so excited. The next year he was awesome. 26 now and still jokes that he flunked kindergarten. But he took college prep class in highschool.🤔


This really touched me 😓😪 As my Daughter has been going through exactly the same thing since Gr1. She now has to take EXTRA classes just to be able to cope with the extra work and stress. And Shes now gr3. I find it SO sad that my baby girl feels she has NO time for herself and all she does is work there is hardly time to play during the week just to keep up with the pressure of school. And She’s forever feeling like a failure. She feels she always has to compete with all the other kids. Or else she gets teased and called stupid. It’s really heart breaking see our kids having to go through this. 😰 Strongs to each and every parent and child having to go through this😪😓


As an educator, I feel the same way. Everything based on a standard and the joy of teaching goes right out the door


Amen!! Not to mention 10 minutes to eat lunch


yes my kid only gets 20 minutes and that includes waiting in the lunch line like that’s too fast!


13 minutes recess too so they can finish common core
It’s so very disturbing and wrong


My son too failed Kindergarten… what a joke! They told me he didn’t know his alphabet…. hmmm really? Come to find out they had told him he could sit “quietly” at his desk if he found it difficult to sit and listen at circle time… so he then applied this new “quiet rule” to when it was testing time! Joke was on them I guess….


It is sad. But often the teacher feels the same. It would be nice if they had time in their day to allow kids to just relax and play. Yet they have businesses driving government and administration decisions with curriculum. They feel we are behind in comparison to other countries, so they push for kids to learn more at earlier ages. All this being done with students all having individual needs to be met in one classroom. Usually with only one adult in this classroom. I am in my 50’s and still remember being yelled at by my teacher because I talked to the person next to me. My parents supported the teacher.


I think it’s awful the way kids are pushed to grow up in pre- Kindergarten and Kindergarten.. the meaning of Kindergarten is “ child’s garden”.. no garden here!! Home work in these grades is certainly not necessary!! Let them be young and play!! They have enough pressure as they get older! Remember when pre-k was an elective ???👍🥰👀


I’m going to share this and because She’s absolutely Right!
People need to be “woke” to what they’re doing instead of “stay asleep at the wheel” and then “Demand” that others wrongfully “Obey” their political will plus accept being punished if they don’t!
B$%%-S$%&!
No One- has to Obey that S$&T!


This is why I retired early.😡 Children are not allowed to be children any more. Had firstgraders for ten years here in Texas. Only testing and grades, statistics keept for all students. Heaven forbid that all doesn’t pass the first time.


There is so much pressure put on children now. My poor granddaughter has anxiety at school because they are not allowed to be children it is effecting their mental health 😞


My daughter vomits before school Because she is so scared of failing and being a failure at school she cries at drop off and at pick up has tear filled eyes until we get home and she realizes there’s no school here 😖😖😖😢😢😢


My boys barely have recess…10 minutes if they are lucky, lunchroom usually sits in silence, tons of homework, unrealistic expectations for elementary school kids and then they get mad saying kids are “bad” and acting out. Well i wonder why. Literally like being in jail


My son who couldn’t wait to go to school and learning HATED school by the end of 1st grade. All of this breaks my heart.


mine too. My son graduates in May but he wanted to quit soooo many times. After 1st grade he hated school also.


so did mine. The rest of his school career was a struggle.


My daughter is in first grade…..she was told to memorize 6 or 7 civil rights leaders and about 6 important figures in history as well as what they did. All together about 13 or 14 people….studying for this assignment was miserable for her….it took majority of her day when she got off school and then it was bed time smh


Totally agree my son has adhd and doesn’t sit still or silent and they did a mental examination on him without my permission and said that he needs counseling and I called the school board it’s a new program to help prevent kids from shooting up schools which is great but still puts a label on my son which I don’t treat him differently the school does and makes their life harder in school but the school board ended up saying they did need parent permission in my sons case but if they feel that they would be harmful to themselves or others then they do not need permission but still they made him feel like the lady that examined him he thought it was my friend


The whole point of our public education system is to churn out zombified wage workers. That’s why critical thinking is removed and memorization is the end all of “knowledge”.


My kids had a packet to do every week, my neice had 2 assignments a day at least to do a day, until she had to take all day kindergarten and a reading tutor it then turned into 5 assignments a night…in kindergarten


My thoughts exactly. Both my boys, one in third and one in kinder, absolutely hate school. They now equate learning to boring worksheets. They cry about it. It makes me so sad that they have lost the natural human yearning for knowledge and the wonder of learning. 😢


As a kindergarten teacher please just understand as teachers we hate it just as much as you as a parent. Our hearts are BIG enough to love to teach but what we HAVE to teach is another thing.
I choose to get out of ISD schools mainly for what you are describing that your son is going through and I hate that it is happening to him but I really just want to thank you for dedicating your post to the “education system” and not the teachers.


I have taught preschool and kinder for the past 10 years. I am educated in this field with a degree but I have pulled my son out of school and am homeschooling him. I do NOT support the public education system. It is not structured to teach the way the human brain works. I wish we could adapt our schools to a Reggio or Montessori way of teaching. Teach our children the way they learn! Don’t force them in a little box to learn how “we” think they should learn or behave. I to became tired of holding my son as he cried in my arms thinking he was a failure and a “bad kid”.


My daughter started kindergarten this September. I have been called in for a meeting every single week. 3 out of 5 days of the week I’m spending an extra hour after school speaking with the teacher. It’s been nonstop issues and complaints about my daughter talking too much, not following directions, getting distracted, playing during class work, Wild energy etc. She’s already had three emotional break downs at home. She’s started peeing herself again. I literally don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve cried, I feel terrible how the school system treats children. Her school is one of the top elementarys in our state for being a public school. It’s primarily upper class families and they are highly known for their test scores.


Sorry, but the education system does not care. The education system is designed to raise/train employees, not thinkers, but to not take chances or risks, there is one right answer or you are wrong, follow the rules, obey or be labelled “learning disabled” the rest of a child’s life. Why do you think they teach nothing on taxes, debt, money, etc???? Sorry, your open letter to education system means nothing to them because they. do. not. care. They are in the business of training future obedient employees.

The system is corrupt and makes me very angry, but it’s on me. They are now even taking away Kindergarten and expecting kindergarteners to start kindergarten reading! Did you know that? Maybe not in your area yet; those who do not start school already knowing how to read are labeled “learning disabled” & this goes in their record. Boys learn differently than girls and cannot sit still. They learn by taking things apart. They learn to read a couple years after girls. They are normal but nope, teacher says he has ADD, put him on medicine, make him sit still, no moving no talking. Take away recess, quiet lunch. Teachers are onl

CEO’s learn in college to help, not the people, but themselves! That’s why, when a huge corporation closes, they fire hundreds or thousands of people, give them no money, yet pay themselves MILLIONS of dollars in bonuses or severance. A great book to read is “Why A Students work for C students (& B Students Work for the Government)” Can’t remember the guys name but he also wrote the fantastic book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” which I also highly recommend you read.


I was shocked to find out that my granddaughter got only half hour for noon recess and 15 minutes of that time is to eat her lunch! And she was in the 6th grade! These kids need a full hour for lunch to run around and exercise before going back in the classroom!


I went school with my child and man they have to rush to eat. It was sad


When my son was young in kindergarten I had a teacher tell me that he was too disruptive and always getting up talking and playing she didn’t think that was normal but to me that is a normal boy so what they told me as a young mother single young mother that if I didn’t put my child on riddle that they would have a CPS worker come out and take my child I fought them until he was 7 and then it felt like the walls were coming in and I had no one to help me so I put my child on Ritalin like a fool and it’s a horrible horrible drug he was a zombie he drooled. As he got old and other children found out becauseyou have to be called down to the office to take your medication many other children of his age would try to steal it try to buy it he decided that was too much and he took himself off he somewhat returned to the boy I knew but I think putting a child on medication before they’re 18 is ridiculous and I am so ashamed and sorry that I did this to my child.


This. This is why I could not continue teaching kindergarten. You really do need some sort of control over a classroom or it is chaotic. You do need to teach to the standards or you could lose your job. Yet a lot of kindergarteners are not developmentally ready to meet these expectations. And as a mom I knew if they did during class, I knew they were coming home and melting down from holding it in all day.


As a former teacher I can relate. I believe learning should be fun and exciting. This push to perform is crazy stressful for all concerned. Children need to be allowed to be children and teachers need to be allowed to teach for success and not for a test. These decisions are not made by the teachers, most of them are made by people who have never taught a single day. Teachers are also pushed to run stepford classrooms. It stifles creativity and makes for an unhappy situation all the way around





Public Schools or Public Screwels? Part 31

This is part 31.

Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

So this sheet was in my son’s binder… I pulled it out and wrote the following to my son’s teacher: just wanted to let you know I removed the test score sheet from [name redacted]’s binder. I don’t believe a test or computer program determine his success in YOUR class. I trust your judgement to evaluate him. Please do not replace in his binder and I would like to not have him on i-Ready anymore this semester as it seems to be a huge emphasis for evaluating him. Please understand I hold nothing against you I 💯 support you as his teacher but refuse to support this unsupported computer programs. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions
[Sheet removed by me as it had the child’s name on it.]


An attempt by the mayor of Rochester for the state of New York to take over the city’s school districts has been foiled! https://www.whec.com/news/appellate-court-rules-for-rcsd-against-proposed-referendum/5480477/?cat=565


Kudos to this Virginia school district for fighting back against a tyrannical bathroom mandate: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/va-school-district-appeals-mandate-forcing-boys-and-girls-to-share-bathrooms


Here is another post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

Hi All.
This is my second year opting my kids out of I-ready. I received a email from the school stating they are making my son take the assessment to place him. I told my son to not take the test but i guess they talked him into it. How is this ok? What do i do? I can forward the email for reference if need be. Thank you! Ocps.


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

PARENTS WANT ANSWERS.
Let’s hope this Colorado school district (and others across the nation) hit with Pearson Aimsweb breach answer these questions. And WHO was the “third party” that hacked this data?

September 4, 2019 at 3:47 pm

Categories:Letters, Opinion

Rachel Cohen: Questions for the school district about data breach

In the last week, parents across Boulder County have found out that our children’s data was compromised. There are lots of questions that we hope Boulder Valley School District answers. Here are a few we hope are answered by the District.
• Is there a reason you have not contacted Pearson to advocate for families regarding the short time of Experian monitoring?
• Do you not think that the full names and birth dates of students compromised has potential long-term use for malicious activities that goes beyond that one year period?

• Why was Infinite Campus data given to Pearson for the Aimsweb 1.0 system?
• Why was Infinite Campus data provided for Aimsweb 1.0 for students who it is not being used for, including graduated students, home school students, and opt-out families?
• Was the Infinite Campus data provided for Aimsweb 1.0 system by integration, merge, or some other process, and was it protected both in transit and at rest? Please define/explain this completely.
• What data elements were provided for the Aimsweb 1.0 system? Was it only the full name and date of birth of students or other elements as well?
• What other vendors have similar access or agreements for such communication of data from Infinite Campus?
• Are there any non-contracted vendors (i.e. on demand providers) who would have similar access from Infinite Campus?
• Why is there no segregation of populations to ensure use specific communication of student data to vendors?
• How do you plan to ensure this does not happen again (communication of mass data to vendors that is not necessarily required for servicing the District)?
• Will you provide your Pearson communications and log without a CORA request, as it is germane to many questions so many in the community are asking?
Rachel Cohen
Lafayette

https://www.dailycamera.com/2019/09/04/letters-school-district-data-breach-recognize-racial-bias-in-self-exoneration-in-u-s-law/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


And here is a reply to this post:

Remember when districts told parents data remains in district only?
Why then were SLDS systems built with state interoperability?

Why were data dashboards (SLDS Student longitudinal data bases) (parent portals) built with State interoperability? IOW why was the data system built to share data out of district? Uploaded to States and across State lines?
Weren’t we told data remained in district only? That changed quickly were you queried?
Ya know, the in district data used to be limited to bussing schedules, percentage of walkers, reports for reduced and free lunch, data for in district budgeting etc…
In Goggle schools today (free google suite for schools) every keystroke is captured, every communication of students and staff, every written assignment, homework, student assigned emails, etc. why? Why is this allowed and did you as a parent agree? Did you get written assurances of data privacy? Is your school requiring your child to utilize chrome books to get their “free education?” Is your child unable to access homework if they refuse? Did you vote? Were you told what happens to data collected on your minor children? What happens when it’s breached? Who is liable?
Is one year credit monitoring sufficient?

About that data.
Hudson Valley NY schools closed today cyber security threats.
Flagstaff AZ TOO.
And why has it Been going on for years? and this was even worse. Threats to students and parents via texts and data sold on dark web…

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3230975/dark-overlord-hacks-schools-across-us-texts-threats-against-kids-to-parents.html

https://hudsonvalleypost.com/cyber-security-threat-closes-hudson-valley-schools/

https://www.12news.com/mobile/article/news/local/arizona/flagstaff-schools-canceled-cyber-security-threat/75-36ecf352-5daf-4a56-b62a-d92750a50455?sfns=mo

Last week, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a statewide emergency after three ongoing cyber-security incidents at school systems in Sabine, Morehouse and Ouachita parishes in north Louisiana.

https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/northshore/tangipahoa-schools-system-discovers-possible-cybersecurity-threat/289-c3f6c3d3-738c-4414-87f8-88a7dbfc9e3a

500k affected. Students and staff.
10 years of data exposed and taken
SanDiego

https://www.washingtoncybercenter.com/single-post/2019/08/12/Cybersecurity-and-High-School-Attacks



Here are some replies to a post on this friend’s page that involved this article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-a-school-district-where-technology-rules-grades-fall-parents-ask-why-11567523719

Here’s another piece of the puzzle…. Because my students all have laptops and do many of their assignments electronically, my class load can be huge. With programs that help score their work, I end up with almost 200 students, a number that would be completely unmanageable if I were scoring everything on my own. So fewer teachers are needed….


if you read through Pearson’s 2025 report (or watch Video of Tom Vander Ark, this is the goal. Computers replacing teachers.
🙁


I’m aware. 🤬


I know you are. I just cannot fathom being a teacher with that many kids / assignments to grade. It is like you are competing with the robots: impossible. I wish they would recognize the value of human teachers, individual time with students…instead of spending all the money on tech. Sorry. 😦


and not spending money on feeding programs, social workers, mentors, etc. The opportunity costs are massive. Nearly $500million spent in Baltimore County…



Watch out at Heritage High School in North Carolina: https://pjmedia.com/trending/high-school-assignment-forces-kids-to-disclose-sexual-orientation-reveals-massive-political-agenda/


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

I have reviewed the resources in the 7th grade standards for Health. I thought this would be helpful to many.
Utah Health Standards
Concerns with “Teacher resources” and “Possible activities” in the Health 1 Core Guide
Standard HI.MEH.2: Link to Trevor Project. Although it does good work in trying to prevent suicide in LGBT youth, it actively promotes gender theory and confusion.
Standard HI.HF.2 links to this site, https://safeteens.org/relationships/peer-pressure/ , which opens the Pandora’s box of instruction in oral, vaginal and anal sex, promotion of LGBTQ advocacy (including dismissal of religious beliefs on the topic and a photo of two girls getting close) and a thorough discussion of the range of birth control options, including cute cartoon depictions of an IUD and a link to “Get Birth Control” which assures the 12-year-old 7th grader that “Our health centers are confidential, so no one (like your parents http://www.safeteens.org/stds/confidential/ ) has to know you’ve visited, if you want.”
Standard HI.HF.4 and several other standards link to https://www.loveisrespect.org/ The first thing you’ll notice when you follow this link is a pop-up window alerting youth that they may not want people who monitor their web usage to know that they’re visiting the site and that they can call a phone number if they’re worried about that. This could mean either an abuser or parent. The site provides a good supply of help for those facing an abusive situation, but it’s simultaneously filled with promotion of a sexually hedonistic worldview and gender confusion. It also promotes sexually explicit “consent” discussions. Children should not be taught how to consent to sexual activity.
Standard HI.HD.1 is loaded with links to resources that promote gender confusion and sexual hedonism. Teaching Tolerance https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/lessons?keyword=&field_grade_level%5B35%5D=35&field_grade_level%5B36%5D=36&field_grade_level%5B37%5D=37&field_grade_level%5B38%5D=38&field_social_justice_domain%5B39%5D=39&field_social_justice_domain%5B40%5D=40&field_social_justice_domain%5B41%5D=41&field_social_justice_domain%5B42%5D=42&field_subject%5B14%5D=14&field_subject%5B64%5D=64&field_topic%5B1%5D=1&field_topic%5B2%5D=2&field_topic%5B3%5D=3&field_topic%5B4%5D=4&field_topic%5B5%5D=5&field_topic%5B6%5D=6&field_topic%5B7%5D=7 links to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) “Teaching Tolerance” project. The SPLC is well-known for its intolerance of religious views and active promotion of sexual hedonism.

“What do you say to “That’s so gay” and other anti-LGBTQ comments” http://www.welcomingschools.org/pages/be-prepared-for-questions-and-put-downs-about-gender/ and “Be prepared for put-downs about gender” are actually the same list, offered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This organization, like the SPLC, is intolerant toward religious views of sexuality and gender. This site actively promotes gender theory and the normalization of gender confusion.

“What is love anyway?”, https://3rs.org/3rs-curriculum/3rs-curric-search/ “Change is Good,” “Understanding Gender,” and “I am Who I Am” all link to the same lesson plan resource, which is created by Planned Parenthood affiliate Advocates for Youth. Lesson plans include detailed mixed-gender discussions of private body parts, gender confusion (i.e. “people who were born with female parts,” “a person’s uterus” rather than a woman’s uterus), the assurance that condoms “offer really good protection” against many common STIs, and a PowerPoint walking children through radical gender theory.

“Learning Empowerment Self-Identification” https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/Learning%20Empowerment%20and%20Self-Identification_0.pdf links to a GLSEN resource. Strangely, it’s intended for 9th-12thgrade but included in the Utah Health Standards for 7th grade. It’s more direct instruction in gender confusion, the fluidity of gender and the acceptability of any kind of sexual behavior.

“Gender Separate Dialogue Groups” https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/gender-separate-dialogue-groups is another HRC resource teaching gender theory as reality.

“Sexual and Gender Diversity” https://teachingsexualhealth.ca/teachers/grade/grade-7/ links to a Canadian government resource (Alberta). It lists dozens of sexual identities. The site includes a page teaching children how to consent to sexual activity and provides links to lesson plans, including one for 7th graders which discusses oral and anal sex and condom use. It also includes sexually explicit role play scenarios.

Standard HI.HD.4b links to a site named “Bedsider Birth Control.” https://www.bedsider.org/methods It’s a graphic layout of birth control methods which seems completely inappropriate for 12- and 13-year-olds.

Standard HI.HD.6 provides a link to the CDC’s page on dental dams. https://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/Dental-dam-use.html Just a reminder that this is for 7thgraders.

Standard HI.HD.8c links to Planned Parenthood’s Advocates for Youth site again. Only in order to download the lesson plan, “Understanding Boundaries”, https://3rs.org/3rs-curriculum/3rs-curric-search/?sf_paged=2 , which appears to be a “how to consent to sexual activity” lesson, the organization requires you to enter contact information


Looks like the Transtapo has taken over Montgomery County public schools in Maryland: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/07/maryland-school-year-guidelines-cater-transgenders-provide-safe-spaces/


Parents in Minnesota are standing up to radical sex ed standards: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/06/minnesota-parents-rally-to-protect-kids-against-state-mandated-planned-parenthood-sex-ed/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

“Biometric wallets’ will remove the last physical barrier between our bodies and corporate America”
https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/108709C2-D009-11E9-B4A5-93F583A249DA?__twitter_impression=true


Here is a post from a New York anti-testing group:

The New York Board of Regents is currently considering whether to approve a radical weakening of the state student privacy law, which would allow the College Board, the ACT and other companies that contract with schools or districts to use the personal student information they collect for marketing purposes – even though the original New York law that was passed in 2014 explicitly barred the sale or commercial use of this data.

Parents and all others who care about protecting children’s privacy should send in their comments to the state now, by clicking here

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/please-contact-state-officials-now-not-to-weaken-student-privacy?source=direct_link

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More on this here: https://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/2019/09/make-your-voices-heard-urge-nysed-not.html


And another post from this group:

Shame on South Country Central School District who has decided to strong arm parents this year with this letter. Parents are getting actual phone calls from teachers and Administrators telling them there is a “change in policy” and this test is “mandatory”. I thought we were past these bullying tactics.I was wrong.

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And here are the replies to this post:

This is a big lie on every level. Refuse the test no matter what they say and I promise your child will be assessed by her/ his classroom teacher using her/his own authentic assessment of what he/she is teaching. I have been teaching for 25 years and this test is classroom/ teacher useless. Yet , my district continues to use it, learning comes to a complete standstill for 10 days while the tests are given. Hold your ground say no and walk away. You are in complete control, don’t be bullied.


“no longer an opt out situation” that kind of makes me laugh. Parents, just remember – your kids. The harder they fight to force kids to take a computerized assessment, the more red flags for me. Do they really not trust their teachers to do the assessments?


I sent my letter to the principal, vice principal and both main 6th grade teachers. Only one of the teachers responded. Her email said my daughter “will have to take the test” “the NWEA is not an opt-out test”.


So if the district is telling us we don’t have a choice, and we instruct our children to refuse it in addition to our letters and they still have our kids take the test what is our recourse? Do we just keep our kids home on Monday?!? I am so beyond pissed at our district


they will try
To make them take it when they get back 😡


yes they will


these tests are data mining and money making scams and completely counterproductive to a students actual abilities. I have two kids and they are completely different in how they learn and how they act. A one size fits all model doesn’t work.

how did we do it 20 years ago without computerized assessments? Why all of a sudden can we not sit down and assess each student individually.


our District actually has a contract that ties the NWEA tests to teacher performance..


Test doesn’t tell me what I don’t already know. Our lab gets shit down almost two months by the time K-5 takes both ela and math. Test doesn’t really show what we learned from our curriculum. Some kids take 20 minutes while others take 3-4 hours- at such young ages and we do it 3 times a year! Plus state exams and classroom exams- even less time to teach. Have to teach to the test to show growth so less real learning happens. Such a waste



And yet another post from this group:

Teachers, before we handed over assessments to computers, how did you determine the needs of your students? How did you determine their reading levels? Math skills? How did you know where your students were at?


And here are the replies to this post:

Observation, classroom teacher created tests, asking questions and being astute enough to know each student. Any teacher who knows what they are doing, can see when and where a child is struggling. The whole data collection assessment nonsense has destroyed education and at times is an inaccurate measure of what a student can achieve.


I would imaging that a teacher spoke to them, listened, observed, till they knew where to begin. Now they are in charge of making sure the platform is running smoothly, and that there are enough power cords.


The best indicators were Informal assessments and one to one observations/ discussions with the children. Our reading program also provided assessments so we could align their reading level. I could give more individual information on a student’s abilities and weaknesses than any computer could. When you read a Pearson printout, it is filled with computer generated comments. After a teacher conference, a parent walks away with a real understanding of their child’s classroom progress.


We sat with them…got to know them…one-on-one was very often…


We took quizzes. Real paper, pencil stuff. Asked questions. We didnt choke on data and kids did better. And were happier!


They turn in their work to me after I watch them do it. Also, I am their teacher. I know cuz I work with them all day long.


Honestly, mostly by observation and personal interactions with them.


which is no longer there. The personal interaction that is



And another post from this group:

My daughter came home telling me that we cannot opt out of nwea testing? Is this true? I’m in Suffolk.


And some replies to this post:

What is NWEA testing?


It is a test given nationwide but only at random schools and in random grades annually (there might be a rational for which schools and grades but I don’t know it). The test is supposed to assess the schools efficiency but not affect students grades. It’s a giant waste of instructional time and an unneeded stress on the kids IMO. I used to give this assessment when I taught.


I think you might be thinking of the NAEP.


yes you’re referring to NAEP. NWEA is a local assessment – it uses a computer algorithm to assess where a student is at. Many districts have replaced authentic assessments with these computerized ones.


The short answer is that you most certainly can. The long answer is that if a district, principal, or teacher tries to stop you, it can be a much more difficult process than refusing 3-8 tests.

I was told “you absolutely cannot”. But my son was old enough to advocate for himself, so he was prepared to politely say “sorry but my mom won’t let me take this” if he was pushed. After a conversation with the teacher and making it clear to the principal that he simply would not be assessed on the computer, they backed down and gave him an authentic teacher assessment instead. In the end my son was prepared to, but didn’t need to, refuse for himself.


We had that as well, at first. They had gone so far as to force the kids to take them that had already sent in letters to refuse. The librarian told my son that she’s doesn’t care if he handed in the letter to HIS teacher, SHE didn’t have it in her hands… And then she pointed to the dome cameras in the ceiling and told him he didn’t want to make the man that watches the cameras angry and wouldn’t call me when he politely asked. (he was more aware of how this all worked than others). He was in 2nd at the time. I had that test removed from his portfolio since they were not getting further tests from him to benchmark against. Needless to say it didn’t end quietly and now, because of that each and every teacher gets a copy of the letter, just to prove a point. He’s in 8th now, and his brother is in 4th. Since then there has been no issue refusing NWEA, for us. Not sure abt others. Your child needs to be aware and ready to stand up for themselves and ask for you to be called.


I do that too one to each teacher and principal and superintendent
Can’t forget my friend Cuomo too!!
Yes I do send him one too.


the staff in floyd..some not most are so abusive with there intimidation techniques. You most def have to be an involved parent


My district would not allow because the teachers used the results. My son has refused the last 6 years of State tests. I did allow him to take the NWEAs because I spoke to many teachers in the building and they did tell me they saw the results within 24 hours and were able too see what he got right or wrong.


my issue with “we use the results” is that the results themselves are absolutely unreliable. You have an entire classroom of young children individually on computers, clicking away on a mouse (which many don’t often use) distracted by all sorts of things, and not having a teacher able to see HOW each child is testing. They don’t see the questions your child answered right or wrong, nor do they write the questions themselves. Worse yet, the results are used to make important education decisions. Add to that, in the past few years these computer testing companies have been riddled with data breaches.


totally agree. My son took it in K and he literally scored in the 20%. When I asked him about the test he said “ the lady in the headset said “ to make your best guess”. Well my 4 year old thought that meant just guess 🤣🤣🤣. In the spring he took it again and scored 90% – looked like a miracle 🤣🤣🤣


haha exactly! Teachers tell me if there’s anything going on outside (lawnmowers, kids playing, etc…) the whole class looks like failures. It terrifies me that some districts will then use those results to determine AIS or other services. Some kids just “guess” lucky as well and may have services removed. I can’t count how many teachers have said that it’s all nonsense unless they assess the kids themselves. But no time for that anymore!! Just go go go – cram cram cram.


A colleague of my once saw an NWEA question without a correct answer choice.


Any feedback on STAR?


from what I hear, very similar to the rest – or at least to NWEA and AIMSweb


We use STAR in our district, waste of time from what I’m told by teachers. It used to be used for teacher eval, but now just used for RIT. We opt out of it.


NWEA tests are actually used to assess your own individual child. I opt her out of the mindless tests but she takes the NWEA tests because they help her teachers get a better idea of the services (reading and math) that she needs. It’s not like we’re going to opt our kids out of the SATS.



And yet another post from this group:

AIMSweb is another computerized assessment that some districts use (similar to NWEA, STAR, and iReady). Many will administer these next week. Yet another concern with these assessments is data collection and storage. This letter went out to many districts this past month about a data breach that happened a few years ago that they are only being informed about now.

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And yet another post from this group:

Why did I just go into a middle school oriantation that said “OPT-IN” not Out!! Their reasoning for this was ” they see kids fooling around and no staff available for their supervision ” WHAT !!!!
Video of this dean saying this is available.
PLEASE TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS


And here are the replies to this post:

They put that in video?! They can be held liable.


I took a video of the person saying that bc I have opted out for years and I was disgusted when I heard that.
Where might you suggest I go to for further action?


What district ?


uniondale…. and I have opted out for years. This was disgusted when i heard this


They have no staff available to supervise? What are they doing then?


exactly!!!!!! They said ALL staff are involved in testing rooms that’s why there are no other staff available for those who opt out …. 😳 WHAT


that’s such BS! My 2 youngest opt out every year. They put them in the library, the cafeteria, combined classrooms. Some teachers even give them activities to do if they don’t bring a book or have other work to do.


EXACTLY!!! every year I have done it with my kids that’s exactly what they do with them in elementary school but now that I have a middle schooler it seems as though they want to change things all of a sudden.


it should be no different. My kids were opted out from elementary through middle school (they are now grades 8 and 10). Middle school handled it the same as elementary.


My daughter is a Sr now her 3rd grace were the first to get “the tests”. I was President if the PTA at that time and we had no idea what this was about and all the school time used practicing for it . My daughter came home 2 days before tests so upset m nervous fir test because “ if we don’t get high marks Ms Lopez will get fired and she won’t sing and make us laugh and learn. “. I was like omg what. Well me and 1 other mom opted out that year and I did every single year. No way to judge the teachers and what the students comprehended and learned. That being said part of me regrets doing it because it did teach the students how to take a timed test like that
Good luck
Your already on top of it by asking !


My kids have always been clear about which tests they take and why. Which ones are valid and meaningful, and tell their teacher what they do and don’t need so they can improve. For us, it wasn’t about opting out of tests. It was about opting out of the abusive tests that don’t serve their education. They still took lots of other tests.


last school year the state was telling administrators to go above and beyond to encourage opt-in so not surprised same crap for this year Administrators need to acquire some balls


I have a college student now and opted all for the years in school, a middle schooler now currently still opting out, and a elementary child that will opt out for up coming testing. There’s is no reason for a child to feel ” my teacher will get fired if I don’t take this test” everyone has to be correctly informed to know this is not true!!!
I’m trying in my district but due to the language barriers and other circumstances, one person can only do but so much. I’ve done plenty of research and have had other information given to me thru valid resources that I will continue to speak out on the wrong that these administrators are doing in my district. I’m disappointed and disgusted that I had to witness this.



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

Darn shame for the kids

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-ilearn-results-st-0905-20190904-vaj67ymc3jao3aihb4hdlbmtve-story.html


And here is a reply to this post:

i have said it so many times- IN education failed my kids! We moved out of state and are so far
behind! They were so focused in testing and scores… it was like an educational prison for my kids!



CA just gets worse and worse: http://dlvr.it/RCVC7s


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

Here is an article from Penny Nancy, president of Concerned Women for America. She talks about freshman orientation at Virginia Tech and how parents and new students were directed to introduce themselves and include their preferred pronouns.
I read a comment from a parent on IPOC the other day that said this had happened in her child’s public school class on the first day of school this year. I’m curious if others’ children also experienced this. If so and if you feel comfortable sharing, would you please share what happened and how your child handled this request to include his/her preferred pronoun. Did anyone stand up to this? Are any parents running through this scenario at home and talking children through what to say if this happens? TIA

https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/14/sons-freshman-orientation-virginia-tech-full-leftist-propaganda/


And the replies to this post:

A teacher friend shared her district requires teachers to inform their high school students of the gender they were assigned at birth and how they personally self identify. This teacher recognizes there will be sever consequences if a teacher does not comply.


If it’s wrong in their heart, then why on earth would they go along with it? I’d take the sever consequences and take it from there…


agreed. This is something worth fighting. The cowardice surrounding this issue is maddening. Speak up and fight back, for God’s sake. And I know you do speak up, [name redacted]! Thank you so much for leading the way and encouraging other teachers!


My children will not be attending US colleges unless this nonsense is cleared up by the time they are old enough to apply.


I think I will say that though I was assigned female at birth, since the age of three, I knew I was different because I had been born again in Christ…. therefore, since we are all free to choose our pronouns, mine are “JesusisLord”, “JesusisherLord” and “them”😁. Make them proclaim the Truth!


[name redacted]

just talked about this at a recent lecture & how it’s becoming prevalent on college campuses for cis gender white males to earn the right to speak before being able to participate in class discussions.



And another post from this group:

Has your middle school presented Signs of Suicide curriculum and/or Brief Screening for Adolescent Depression (BSAD)? It seems positive on the surface in today’s world but I’m hesitant about the burden of children being held responsible for identifying other children’s behavior. I also am concerned about this screening as another data collection method that will remain on her record, etc.


it is now “Agenda 30”. I must have heard them repeat that 100 times in the 3 days I was there.Here is a post from a friend of mine:

nteresting and yet… not surprising. COLLEGES TRACKING STUDENT /PARENT DATA
“court documents in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal show the University of Southern California meticulously tracking the applications of the children of donors and potential donors in pursuit of contributions. Unearthed by attorneys defending parents implicated in last spring’s saga, the documents make clear that USC was no innocent victim. Rather, USC was energetically working to squeeze every possible dollar out of the same parents who were all too eager to buy access.
series of major newspaper accounts last week documented just how shamelessly university officials flagged and then targeted “special interest” applicants with high fundraising potential. The admissions file of one such applicant endorsed by the USC athletic department noted a “25,000 check and more later.” Another listed a $3 million donation to the men’s golf team. Yet another mentioned, “father is surgeon.” Email exchanges point to numerous instances where admissions officers’ qualms about the academic qualifications of “VIP” applicants were dismissed by university officials on account of their parents’ wealth.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickhess/2019/09/09/new-documents-make-usc-look-anything-but-innocent-in-varsity-blues-case/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:


And here are the replies to this post:

This is the UN Conference I attended. The panelists were telling the youth they only have 10-11 years to drastically change things or there will be irreversible damage to earth and they may not have a future.
I was able to record some of it.
They encouraged young kids to protest in their schools and march on the streets to demand change.
Pushing such an apocalyptic view and Placing the burden of saving the planet in 10-11 years on young kids is abusive.
They literally told the youth “You have 10-11 years to make a difference if you even have a future”.
They want our kids to push their agenda and they do not care what sort of emotional damage that burden can cause our youth.
This is the compact they had children swear to.

https://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/content/youth-climate-compact


Agenda 21 is still around?


it is now “Agenda 30”. I must have heard them repeat that 100 times in the 3 days I was there.


This sounds like an attempt to turn youth against their elders. If this is true it’s a creation of domestic war to create an excuse to inact Marshall law and all the acts against our liberty and constitution that we hold dear.
It’s an obvious move in part to bring in the one world Government under the United Nations. The other players have no alliance to humanity nor country they serve the master of lies, death, deception, the fallen, it has many names and it’s goal is destruction.
It’s hate grows with jealousy because Jesus over came death so you may live and be forgiven of your sins.
Everything you’re witnessing has been revealed in the Bible. You were for warned. Get right with God and stand your ground against the wicked forces that will attempt to destroy your faith.


Unfortunately history has become a selective based study where many very important lessons humanity has learned over the centuries are being negated, and information which benefits the New World Agenda is being forced upon the young generation. Please open your eyes to the Agenda and the forces which operate from the shadows. Let us never forget the words of the man who led the Communist Revolution in Russia, ‘Vladimir Lenin’, “Allow me to teach your Children for four years and the seed which I plant will never be uprooted”.


Thank God my kids are homeschooled now.


that is a step in the right direction. However, when millions of other kids are being brainwashed with such an apocalyptic and dark point of view it will affect the whole community and others around them.


yes, that’s the scariest part. It doesn’t just affect our kids, this will affect society as a whole 😦


I agree and I am always sharing with others about what is going on. I am still fighting even though we are homeschooling. I have nephews in the public schools too.

I agree 100%. I am praying for God to intervene in a mighty way. It is sick and twisted what is happening.



Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

Do parents understand the agenda behind The National Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) organization, which has partnered with other national organizations like the American Library Association, to promote GSA clubs in schools, to groom and expose students to an unhealthy lifestyle?

Do parents realize that suicide rates among LGBT teenage students is much greater?

When schools shift the focus of education in America, away from academics, and to behavioral outcomes, anyone with an agenda; whether we agree with the agenda or not, now have access to our children.

As stated in this packet, on page 12: https://womenonthewall.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Global-Ed-Reform-9.4.pdf

Key Players Funding and Implementing A Global Transformation in Education are Google, Microsoft, and the OECD.

The OECD’s assessment director, Andreas Schleicher, a German worked with the Obama Administration to reshape the US K-12 online assessment system. That is what the Next Generation of Assessments and Accountability are being developed to align with.

The OECD reshaped assessments so they run in the background of online curriculum assessments and instruction.

The OECD assessments are assessing behaviors more than academics.

OECD quotes – “The skills, attitudes, and values that shape human behavior should be rethought to counter the discriminatory behaviors picked up at school and in the family.”

“All young people should be able to challenge cultural and gender stereotypes, to reflect on the causes and solutions of racial, religious and hate violence and to help create tolerant integrated societies.”

National organizations like GSA are actively recruiting and training both advisors (sponsor/monitor) and student leaders as seen in the links below.

From the National Association of GSA networks: https://gsanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/GSA_Advisor_Handbook-web.pdf

This resource lists fun things to do with local district Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs in three areas: support, social, and activist activities. GSAs can be a mixture of these three types and mix up their activities to reflect their
mission. https://gsanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/FunThingsToDo.pdf

Thankfully some parents are saying NO!

Undermining Parents, Idaho School Secretly Recruits Children for Gay-Straight Alliance Meetings
A student with gender dysphoria was secretly brought to club meetings by the faculty without parental knowledge or approval.


Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

My 6th grader in Seminole county who has dyslexia and struggles with reading everyday is being given quizzes on I Ready in his intensive reading class and they are being counted as a grade! Of course he isn’t doing well and it is pulling his grade down. I spoke with the teacher and she stated that they are given 2 chances at each quiz and she takes the higher grade but she blamed him not taking them seriously enough! Anyone have any experience with this before? How is it ok that they are using I Ready to quiz and grade students???


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

Downey Unified just voted to implement Teen Talk in spite of overwhelming parental and community opposition.


University of Wisconsin-River Falls doesn’t like free speech: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/09/09/university-of-wisconsin-official-tells-conservative-student-to-move-or-police-will-be-called/


Here is a post from Lynn Davenport:

Once again, Sharon Grigsby is the go-to girl to write about the latest reform agenda to promote access to high-quality childcare. What’s wrong with that? Nothing, if that’s all it is. But that’s not all it is.

This documentary film comes off as an innocuous vehicle promoting the importance of early childhood education. It’s not, y’all. Grigsby and the audience fell for it. Hook. Line. Sinker.

Luckily I spotted the “No Small Matter” name from the research my friend Alison McDowell did earlier in the year:

“That “cradle to career” human capital pipeline Strive (Commit’s parent org) has planned? The one intended to move hundreds of millions of “social benefit” venture capital? Well, someone has to rough in plumbing to the nursery, and that’s the job No Small Matter is meant to do. Investors hope strategic screenings for audiences primed to receive their carefully crafted messages will put voters in the proper mindset to act with a sense of urgency when intended legislation surfaces. When targeted bills come up, these influencers will be eager to press their elected officials to pass them.”

https://wrenchinthegears.com/2019/02/24/shorting-the-lives-of-children-no-small-matter/amp/

Look at the quotes Grigsby included from the screening like Dallas lawyer Rob Walters, who represented the Dallas Citizens Council on the panel. He said, “This is an issue easy to get smart on. Contact your state legislator,” Walters told the audience. “They respond to those squeaky wheels. We have such a moral high ground on this issue.”

They are desperate to spread the message. Why? Well, some genuinely want to connect parents with quality childcare because there is a dire need. But others know there are huge returns for investors and they circling the cradles and cribs.

Human brains are a target. Babies are lucrative…or at least their data.

Maybe some good will come of the awareness. I certainly see the childcare woes of the ladies in my job ministry support group. But manipulating people into spreading a message of urgency so the global impact investors can turn a profit and gamble on futures ….that is morally bankrupt.

Alison wrote:

“Certainly, all families deserve affordable childcare that is developmentally appropriate and staffed by trained caregivers who are adequately paid for this important work. But we also know there are plans afoot to build a national universal pre-k infrastructure from the ground up that will, if not actively contested, have “innovative finance” inextricably woven into it. Once in place, public-private-partnership funding mechanisms will impose exhaustive digital profiling on children, families and service providers.”

Dallas Played Host to Strive “Cradle to Career” Creative Financing Convening in 2013 with United Way, Commit, and Mayor Rawlings:

https://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11152818.htm


And here are the replies to this post:

Check out the Hatch surveillance play table recordings in this video.

Look how they’ve expanded their surveillance product lines

https://www.lena.org/technology/where are the rubrics for that social emotional behavioral data? Who determines the ranking? Are parents informed that their child’s image and rankings are being saved by a 3rd Larry vendor? Who has ACCESS to the data? Is the data secured off site? Is the data in the cloud? Where are the offsite storage centers located, US, overseas? What contractors have access? Where are the contractors located? What is their notification procedure if their data gets hacked (as so many schools are lately!) Did parents give permission for child’s data to be shared with 3rd party tech vendor? What COPPA safeguards are in place to protect these kids under 13? Is data being collected by the teacher or university researchers? Are the researchers vetted (fingerprinted at least) to have access to school aged kids? Can a parent opt out of this data collection? Where does the data go after the year is up? Collecting SEL data on kids is a sliiiiiiipery slope and I think all parents should be informed adequately and be able to opt out.


This has been brewing in Dallas since 2012-13
“A key luncheon plenary on September 26, titled, “Social Impact Bonds: How Civic Infrastructure Helps Sites Get Ready for *Creative Financing,” will discuss ways communities can build civic infrastructure through social impact bonds, a *creative financing* tool where investment firms invest in the public sector to help solve complex social problems. Representatives from The United Way of Salt Lake City, Social Finance and Third Sector Capital Partners will discuss how they developed the nation’s first social impact bonds.

https://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11152818.htm


I totally agree. Do you know about the surveillance play tables? I wrote about it in this post. When I first wrote it I was wondering if AI was assessing the skills, but when I watched it again it seemed like they were held for an educator to listen and rate. Still, I have no idea how the recordings get chunked out into groups under various categories. I mean is there someone watching the recordings in real time and slotting them in? I can’t believe that can be automated at this point. It is all very creepy. The public pre-k will probably come with this infrastructure and private pre-ks that don’t / won’t get the data collection systems will probably not be able to get subsidies and may be put of of business. About half of the private pre-k programs in Washington State have closed in the past five years.

More on Strive investments in human capital here


I will check it out. I’m not familiar with it yet. I feel very strange saying that I don’t support all this new $$ being allocated to government preschools – usually on an elementary campus for low socio economic or dual language kids. I’m very conflicted. I want quality preschool, but my definition of quality Preschool (play based no tech, based on research from child development experts) is not aligned with current models of over assessment, tech 1:1 iPads for 3-4 year olds, and stuffing worksheets curriculum into heads without adequate access to play- outside and play centers, Art, music, play dough, singing, dancing, etc… how can I support these legislative efforts when they aren’t developmentally appropriate at all….I can’t get my head around it. Why isnt our government money going to build more play based preschools based on research …. I guess one can’t collect too much data playing with mud and sticks 🤷‍♀️😢😢


Well, what global finance did to the housing market, they are planning to do with human capital futures next. In order for capital to circulate in an economy where many people have very little liquidity means you use creative finance to turn them into commodities and then gamble on their life outcomes data. It’s possible now with IoT. All of this revolves around the awful Heckman Equation.

If it makes you feel any better, Dallas is not alone. Also this is happening with bipartisan support.

This part about ed-tech and pre-k is awful, but important. I wish it wasn’t real, but it is.


I find it fascinating that the same billionaires are able to pay off legislators in CA and TX and pass similar legislation. They coopt whichever party is in power. They even use the same consultants that TEA sends in from New Jersey! Most people have no clue that the same plan is being used in Texas that was also being worked on (but thwarted) in Los Angeles. 🤣🙈🤷‍♀️


Another reason DISD Charter Partnerships were so necessary?


yes. That was the plan all along. We just weren’t told about the “innovative financing” piece.



Here is another post from her:

My favorite critic in Richardson mocked my disdain for Gates because he is just a brainy, benevolent techie out to save the world, right? Maybe I’ll redo my Big Bill Gates Club song and dedicate it to that critic …

“One way Epstein wielded his influence was through philanthropy. Institutions including MIT and Harvard have both publicly confirmed that Epstein donated large sums of money to various programs at the universities.

MIT was not as forthcoming publicly, The New Yorker reported, as per emails obtained and published in an article linking Epstein to Gates.

The lab’s director, Ito, along with its former Director of Development and Strategy, Peter Cohen, and other Media Lab staffers sustained efforts for a number of years to receive anonymous donations from Epstein, and gave him the ability to influence how they were spent, The New Yorker reported.

Epstein also helped the MIT Media Lab receive funding through donations from his other powerful, wealthy associates, including Gates and the investor Leon Black.

The aforementioned email sent by Ito in October 2014 said: “This is a $2M gift from Bill Gates directed by Jeffrey Epstein.” Cohen replied with “For gift recording purposes, we will not be mentioning Jeffrey’s name as the impetus for this gift.”

The denial from the Gates spokesperson contradicts the contents of the emails, but The New Yorker also published an email from Epstein to Ito where the financier wrote “GAtes [sic] would like a write up on our one science program for tues next week.”

Ito asked Epstein to specify what type of write up, and Epstein replied “more specofic [sic] so that he can fund.” The lab ultimately secured $7.5 million from Gates and Black, the founder of one of the largest private-equity firms, seemingly using Epstein as the primary go-between contact.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-connections-jeffrey-epstein-mit-donations-ronan-farrow-2019-9


Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

Rock on 🤘🏼
My 6-year old did her first of many future civil disobediences I’m sure (as long as we are in public school). She refused the iReady diagnostic by giving a letter I sent with her to school and helping her with what to do. When prompted to take the test she said no thank you and had given her teacher the letter from me. The district says they must give every student the diagnostic but no one can force your child to take it. I realize this doesn’t work for everyone- kids with disabilities, or just fear. My daughter was a nervous wreck. I get it! But today she was empowered. Today she learned how to advocate for herself, an important life skill. proud mama here even though I was a wreck all day.
See letter in comments.
Seriously thank you all for the advice and support.


And here is a post that was shared in this group:

Florida State Senator Thurston (democrat) has filed an education-well care, health care bill for Public and private schools. He wants adolescents to have annual health and wellness check ups and for parents to show proof thereof. More surveillance of young adults, but imposes a Doctor to make broad mental, sexual, physical—wellness and health determinations annually and submit medical records to school support teams (aka case managers). Read progress of Senate Bill here

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/208


Here is yet another post from this group:

Received a notice today along with a unique log in and password that our school is starting to use eSpark. I searched it but the only posts I found were from the Long Island Opt Out group. Anyone else heard of this? It’s based in Chicago.


And here is a reply to this post:

The fact that they have references to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Digital Promise on their website and lists “Google Education” as a partner should tell you all you need to know

https://www.esparklearning.com/



Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

This policy of restorative justice is part of MTSS (Multi-Tiered System Support) which is the finishing step to Common Core. We knew it was coming, we knew it included SEL (Social Emotional Learning), CSE (Comprehensive Sexual Education), and more. We knew it was bad. But it’s even worse. It’s what I call the radical left’s global agenda. Thank you, President Obama. You have fundamentally transformed America.


Here is a post from the Texas anti-testing group:

I got a call from the principal this morning… she said that she caught wind that we wouldn’t be participating in the STAAR- that there’s no option to opt out and that I (as his mother) can only choose to not allow him to take the test… She proceeds to tell me that my fifth graders STAAR will be graded as a zero and it’s an automatic retention. I told her we will plan on the gpc.
(Midland ISD)


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

I pray school administrators and School Board Members will take the time to read Andy Pollack’s book.
“Why Meadow Died”…

He exposed the practices of “Restorative Justice” and what cause the murder of his daughter Meadow.
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Yes! We have implemented these practices in Texas! The Texas Definition of Restorative Discipline

Marilyn Armour, Ph.D., defines restorative discipline as “a relational approach to building school climate and addressing student behavior. The approach fosters belonging over exclusion, social engagement over control, and meaningful accountability over punishment.”

https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Schools/Safe_and_Healthy_Schools/Restorative_Discipline_Practices_in_Texas

Does that sound like what is happening in your local school district?


And another post from her:

PARENTS Did you know… The College Board who owns the copyright to the PSAT/SAT and all Advanced Placement (AP) assessments and curriculum frameworks, and makes untold millions of dollars from marketing personal student data through their “Student Search Service”. Much of this confidential data is deceptively harvested through surveys administered to students right before they take the PSATs and SATs, or when they register for the test online, a practice that has been written about here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/01/21/what-your-child-needs-to-know-before-taking-the-sat-and-act/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

By executive order, Colo Gov. Jared Polis has announced the creation of a new office to coordinate workforce education efforts across the state.


And some replies to this post:

our Gov appointee Suzy LeVine to run our Employment Security Dept. She has already made changes to the data collected for employment-it now includes K-12 info. She was the Swiss ambassador under Obama and is the main pusher of converting our schools into the Swiss apprenticeship model.


yep. And as you know, Colo has been setting this up, following the Swiss model for years.

Our state commissioner of ed ( a moneyball rock star) just announced that she recently met with Jobs for the Future.


I have connected Jobs/Future, Americorps ( and all its Corps), YouthBuild, and others to this shift. I have devoted Sept to exposing the global to federal to state to us workforce BS.


Because the govt. is SO efficient and good at what they are doing. NOw they believe they can control the workforce.
Unbelievable



And another post from her:

Setting a precedent against parents if this company wins. “It’s a surprising move that some say could have broad implications for parent advocacy around curriculum and instruction.”


I knew Lehi, UT rang a bell. Hometown of Ancestry.com [name redacted]. Also BYU prof overseeing research at MVP.
https://news.elearninginside.com/edtech-flourishing-utah/


just such a web.


You know about Powder Mountain?

I really have to do a Salt Lake City-area post with Christensen and Sorenson and Instructure and the ARPA net. You know the UN was in Salt Lake in August re smart cities.

I need someone to lend me a hand with UT industrial banking laws.


I’m not familiar with banking laws in Utah. Silicon Slopes is flourishing here because there are so many “conservative” lawmakers who see themselves as free market conservatives, but are actually making money through tech investments. Zions Bank and the Chambers of Commerce are big into education reform and have legislators totally snowed by the “free market” rhetoric.



BYU is a UN partner.


Brigham Young University?


yes


Yes. A number of Utah universities have ties to ed-tech and impact investing. Instructure/Canvas is based there.

https://it.utah.edu/node4/news/august_2017/node4-history.php



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

WCSD continues to show they can NOT keep our kids data safe. Before this latest breach there were at least two other breaches of our kids data thanks to the District. One of the breaches caused our kids data (student ID) to be placed for sale on the Dark Web, the other company that breached student data they received from the District is still listed as a “school official.”

This just came from the District:

“Dear WCSD Parents,

Yesterday, you may have received a text message from Coral Academy through their SchoolMessenger system. This message was sent in error, and we apologize for the mistake. This was caused by a programming error in the process we use to provide data to Coral Academy’s parent/guardian communication tool, SchoolMessenger. Unfortunately, additional data was provided to SchoolMessenger, including some directory information as well as student ID and gender for WCSD students. SchoolMessenger has verified that this data did not leave their possession and was immediately and permanently deleted from their systems as soon as the error was identified.

We are notifying you of this error because the distribution of this information to someone other than the student (age 18 or over) or the parents without your written consent constitutes a violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Washoe County School District reported this violation to the Family Policy and Compliance Office on September 11, 2019. However, you still have the right to file a complaint with the Family Policy and Compliance Office by contacting them at:

Family Policy and Compliance Office

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202-4605

Phone (202) 260-3887

Please be assured that Washoe County School District takes data privacy and security very seriously, and we are implementing additional safeguards to ensure this error is not repeated. SchoolMessenger has also committed to implementing additional safeguards.

Thank you.”


Here is a post that was shared in a Colorado anti-Common Core group:

What the heck are schools for if they leave science to adopt fantasy??

What is happening America??

Nevada..looks like you are next on the chopping block.

https://mynews4.com/news/local/wcsd-passes-lgbtq-share-curriculum


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

9th grade NYS


Here is a post that was shared on a page of a friend of mine:

I so appreciate people like Monica Cline, a former CSE educator-turned-CSE-opponent, speaking out against this harmful material being passed off as “good for kids” or “healthy and preventative education.” It’s nothing of the sort. It’s secrecy from parents (major red flag) and sex advocacy for children. I enjoyed her talk so much that I decided to transcribe it. The best recipe for raising children is parental involvement. Read more below or watch the video.

I only have a short time with y’all today and so I’ll try to get to the meat of my experience in comprehensive sex education and tell you how I even got there. I’m originally from Brownsville, Texas, a mostly Hispanic population lives in Brownsville. And I came to the University of Texas in 1991, where I graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology. During that time, I was asked to volunteer at an organization. And I decided to choose an organization called Algo Informacida in Austin, Texas. I believe they might still exist. And I did that because I had an uncle who identified as gay and I never met him until the eighties when he came to visit us because he was dying because he had contracted the HIV virus. So I decided to join and volunteer at the Austin Latino/Latina gay organization who received funding to provide case management to people living with HIV, particularly people of color, and they also did prevention education. And I thought, well, if I get myself involved with this organization, I’ll understand what my uncle went through and why he couldn’t be with us in the Rio Grande Valley.

So what I discovered was public health education and it was risk reduction education. At first, I was uncomfortable with it. And I thought, “Well, you know, can’t we just tell people to avoid some of this information?” But I was told over and over again, no, this is the way they can do it safer because you see risk-reduction education is about relativism. It’s about do not judge the individual for what they are doing. For example, when I was being taught how to reach out to teenagers, I was told to go to Planned Parenthood which was right across the street. And at the time, the head of their education department was Dottie Curry and she was a person from the community. She lived in the community and she educated in the community. And she began to tell me about the teenage problem with pregnancy and some of the horror stories of girls coming into the clinic with all forms of things that I really don’t want to repeat but shocked about what these girls were coming in with – not just diseases, but even objects and such in their bodies. And I said, “You’ve convinced me, you need to tell me how do I teach them not to have sex.” And she said, “No dear,” she patted me on the knee and she said, “We’re not going to teach them not to have sex – we’re going to teach them how to do it safer. We’re going to meet them where they’re at and we’re just going to teach them how to do it safer” and safer for them is condoms and lubrication. But they also talk about behavior change and they say well a lot of people don’t want to use condoms and lubrication because it doesn’t feel good or it doesn’t… you know, whatever their reasons are. So part of comprehensive sex education and risk reduction is to also teach them how pleasurable it is to use these types of things – condoms and lubrication.

And it also means that we need to role-play different ways that you can talk to your partner and convince them to use condoms and lubrication. And we’re also taught that when we see a sea of people and teenagers, assume that they’re doing everything. Don’t ask them what they’re doing. Just assume that they’re already doing it – which would include vaginal, anal, and oral sex. So we’re to speak candidly to those teenagers about all forms of sex and how condoms and lubrication can help them – giving them the false message that they’re going to be protected. I wasn’t comfortable with doing this but I was being taught by my leaders in the community these experts at Planned Parenthood that this was the only way, that there’s no way that we could convince people not to have sex. There’s no way we’re going to convince children and adults not to have sex. We just have to give them the resources even if their parents don’t want them to have it because what they told me is parents are a barrier to service. Once the parents know that this is happening, we’ll never see them in the clinic again.

So we need to let them know that it’s safe to come here. So as I was being invited into different schools, around East Austin mostly, to talk about this with teenagers, I was literally, and this was back in the 90s, I was sneaked into the school and the teachers would just wink at me and walk away allowing me to say what I needed to say to the teenagers. So as I was speaking one day at an alternative school in East Austin and alternative means it’s a school where, and let me also clarify if you don’t know in our area there’s 613 or 623 I don’t remember anymore, it was so long ago. East Austin was also primarily a people of color area and so that’s what we were always calling our outreach was to people of color of child-bearing age, men who have sex with men, as well as the women. So I was brought into this alternative school where the children were high-risk youth and they had been kicked out of many other schools and so this was their last alternative was to be at the school and I was going to teach 12 and 13 year old boys and girls about sex. And we had on the board written anal sex, vaginal sex, and oral sex. And the conversation began about what bodily fluids have HIV or STDs in them. And then I got a question from a young girl, a 13 year old girl, and she asked me, “How do I provide oral sex?” I’m going to clean up the language a little bit. “How do I provide oral sex without gagging?” And it took me back. I couldn’t believe what this little girl was telling me or asking of me. I wasn’t comfortable with it and I said, “Can you repeat what you just asked?” And she asked it again. She said, “You know, I do this and I get this reaction and I just want you to teach me how to do it better.” And I said, “Well, I think what I hear you saying is that this isn’t something that you enjoy doing.” She said, “No, I don’t. So if you teach me to do it better, then maybe I might enjoy it.” I said, “Well, have you ever considered not doing it at all? If it’s not something you enjoy, have you considered just not doing it?” And all the kids just turned around in their seats – now these are high-risk kids, if you can imagine, they’re teenagers so they’re already rowdy anyway – and they turn around and look at me. And they’re not mad. And Planned Parenthood always taught me that if I were to say something like that, obviously I’m judging them so they’re going to be upset, they’re going to be closed off, but these kids didn’t look closed off. They just looked at me and all the sudden they looked innocent. And I said, “Guys, do you realize you don’t have to do any of this on the board? You don’t have to have vaginal sex, anal sex, or oral sex. Have you ever considered that?” And you know what the response was? “No one’s ever told us that.” This education really does tell children to have sex. This is coming from the mouth of the youths. They’re trusting us, they’re trusting their teachers, they’re trusting the clinics, they’re trusting adults to teach them and if you tell them that this is the way of the world this is the expectation then that’s what they’re going to do. So then we didn’t talk about prevention anymore. They started talking about, “Well, how do we stop having sex?” One girl said, “But I already started, I can’t just stop now.” And I said, “Yeah, you can.” And they were just so calm and they started talking about how they could support each other in deciding not to have sex. These are kids in an alternative school, they’ve been kicked out of – you know I’m talking about kids that are just really a little out of control – all of the sudden I have their attention. They really wanted to not have sex. I didn’t have to tell them to not to, I just suggested it. And they welcomed it and they talked to each other about – hey you know the guys were like, “We don’t really expect that. We could just go watch a movie or we could just go hang out. We could take a walk around the park.” It was amazing what I was hearing. I wasn’t suggesting that, they were suggesting that.

I spent two years volunteering for Planned Parenthood “Nobody’s Fool” in Waco, Texas. “Nobody’s Fool” was a very large conference that was organized by Planned Parenthood and they had the huge conference in a Convention Center in Waco. And we had kids coming into middle school all the way to high school and it was all going to teach them about risk reduction using condoms, using lubrication, and how to negotiate the safer sex. They were all sectioned off per age and we were teaching the girls that were between 12 and 13 years of age. In that room where we have them, we had three different teachers. One was going to teach them about puberty/ their bodies and then one was going to teach them about STDs and show them a video of actually teenagers who were – the opening scene is two teenagers in bed, you can tell they just finished having sex and the rest of the video is about “Oh, I got a disease, now I have to tell people, now I have to go to a clinic” – the whole video is just about having sex. And then I chose to talk about healthy relationships.

That first year, I left there convicted. I was so angry. I did not like what the kids were being taught. It did not settle well with me and I was still invited to come back the next year. And I thought, “I’m never going to go here again.” But then I thought, “You know what? This time I’m going to do it my way.” So I have the girls in my group and I said I’m going to do relationships again. We’re going to talk about that again and their futures. So I have the girls in my little group and the other teachers were over to the side talking to their groups and I started asking them, “Hey girls, so what do you want in life? Tell me about your dreams, what you want to be?” So I had volleyball player, I want to be a nurse, I want to be a dancer, I want to be a teacher. You know these are just 12 and 13 year old girls excited about it. “Ok great – that’s great! Tell me about your best friend. Think about someone you just trust, has your back no matter what you do, they’re always there for you. Think about what it is about them that makes you feel that way, that’s so safe about them.” So they started mentioning all the things that make you feel safe with this person, you know, that they’re honest, and they always take care of them, they’re just going on and on about it. “Okay, that’s really good. So what about in dating relationships? Have you all been talking about dating?” And they started snickering. And I said, “Well what should he look like? What should that guy look like?” And they’re like, “Oh, you know..hmm.. I don’t know.” “Well, do you think that maybe he could be a lot like your best friend, or that person that you trust, that maybe he respects you?” And they’re like, “Yeah, yeah, trust, that would be good, I guess, so maybe that person you date is somebody who admires you, respects you, protects you. Yeah, so they start thinking about that. So I said, “Well, let’s go back to your dreams then let’s talk about that a little bit. So what would keep you from being that nurse, or that volleyball player, and all things y’all mentioned?” And in the context of where we were, they said, “Well being in an abusive relationship or getting pregnant, I guess.” I’m like “Yeah, so what do you guys think you should do?” “I’ll make sure I choose the partners wisely, stay with your friends, or maybe don’t date so quickly.” And they were coming up all these answers themselves like okay and then one of them said, “Don’t… don’t have sex?” So I said, “Huh! Maybe, yeah, maybe, what about that?” Well one girl stood up, put her hands on her hips, she said, “Wait a minute! Do you want us to have sex or not?” Of course, I knew the rest of the teachers are in the room with me and I leaned in and I said, “If it’s up to me, if it were just up to me, I would say no. I want you to wait. I want you to be that volleyball player, and I want you to be a nurse, and I want you to be a teacher, and I want you to have a healthy marriage. That’s what I want for you.”

What I saw in those girls when I said that was relief. They relaxed. Their parents took them to this conference. They were driven there. They were dropped off there. And the girls, these were girls who just about to go to middle school so I’m just going to assume they may not have gotten any education in the school yet, they already knew that they were coming into a conference that was going to teach them how to have sex. And when I started doing a presentation, and getting them to answer these questions on their own, and they were getting the idea that maybe they shouldn’t have sex, they knew that hey, that doesn’t jive with why we’re here. They’re smart.

There’s an organization, a liberal organization, that loves Planned Parenthood. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and they do a lot of research. They do a lot of polls among the teenagers. If you go to their website, you’ll get an idea of what they teach. But one of the polls that they have is that teenagers reported that the person who would influence them most in their decision about having sex were parents. They said it themselves. It wasn’t the teacher, it wasn’t the clinic, it wasn’t the nurse, it wasn’t the expert. It was parents. One of my goals is to not only expose the truth of all of this and what the lies are, but to also teach parents that they need to talk to their children about these topics. And not about the graphic things but just your expectations. When I got out of this field, I started wondering why did I fall for this? Why did I allow… I spent 10 years working in HIV prevention, HIV case management, and then as a family planning training manager for all of Texas and New Mexico. And I thought, “How did I not know that this wasn’t right? Why did I allow them to mold me this way? My parents are married, they didn’t get divorced, I came from a good family. Why did I do that?” And I realize that there’s something that maybe…. and I’m not blaming my parents but they didn’t talk to me about sex. They kind of a round about way said did you hear about Consuela, she’s got a baby now and they were hoping that I would kind of listen to that and get the idea to avoid that or she should have taken care of herself. What does that mean? But they never talked to me about it.

I never had my dad look at me and say this is what I want for you because I admire you. I think you’re beautiful, I want these things for you. I think that would have made a big difference for me. I had an older cousin that I really admired. And he once said you know what, I think I’m going to live with someone instead of getting married, just to try it out first. That stayed in my mind. Those messages stayed in my mind. It’s important that parents speak to their children. And one of the things I did with my son is I was always, even at a young age, anything that was important to him, was important to me. And this is what I teach my step daughters when they’ve asked me about their kids and how to raise them. If your child comes up to you and wants to talk to you for an hour about a pencil that they’ve received from their teacher that was a prize or something at school, you stop and you listen to that. And I did that because I knew that when he became a teenager, he would not want to speak to me. But if he knew that if I had this habit, that mom always listens and mom thinks I’m important, and everything I think is important is important to her, then I knew that as a teenager, he would come to me and talk to me. And guess what? He did. He’s 18 years old now. And I can tell that at 18, you know, that there’s probably some things he doesn’t tell me. And that ok, you know, he’s an adult. Things are a little different. But boy that kid has told me so much which is why my step daughters ask me how did you raise your son because he’s a great kid. My own mother said how did you learn to do this because y’all are so close. Because parents, we need to put our phones down even if you’re tired. I was a single mom for 9 years. You have to stop, and sacrifice as parents and be there for your kids. I don’t necessarily know how I’m going to do that, how I’m going to teach it, how I’m going to help change the culture, but that’s one of my goals and I hope you’ll join me in that. Another important point though about Planned Parenthood that I want to emphasize in risk reduction education is that they truly believe that our teenagers are… have an insatiable appetite for sex. They don’t think that there’s anyway that you can stop it. And so that’s why they think they need to continue giving your children condoms, and lubrication, and access to abortion. And they don’t believe that your opinions and that your values for your children are important because they know better and because you’re old-fashioned. And like they’ve always said to me parents are a barrier to service so when a child goes into a Planned Parenthood, they can give a different name, they can give a friend’s phone number, they’re encouraged to do anything possible to keep secrets from their parents. And what do we teach our children when they’re young? Secrets are not good. If there’s an adult who tells you to keep a secret from your parents, that’s a red flag. But yet, that’s what Planned Parenthood does. And they do it…. and I think some of those people really think they’re helping… they do ‘cause they’re well, mom is going to get really mad and then she won’t be able to come and get access to care. And then she’s going to get pregnant. I mean, they really do believe that. But if you think about it, a lot the ways that they teach the education, how they groom the kids… one of the first exercises in this kind of education is to have them list all of the slang terms for sex and body parts. And it’s uncomfortable and they giggle. But they’re still told to do it. That’s breaking down inhibitions. It’s very similar to grooming for child sexual abuse. Do they see it that way? Did I see it that way? No. We didn’t. But I see it that way now and I know you do, too. It’s really important that we let parents know what this education is really like and that these organizations exist based on their secrets. A year before I left, I went to a human trafficking conference because I just wanted to. I knew it was an important topic. This was back in probably 2008 or so here in Austin. And I learned all about human trafficking and how to identify a victim of human trafficking. My boss at the time at the organization called Center for Health Training who had the Title X training grant said sure, go ahead – go do that. So I attended that conference. A year later, the title X grant actually had as a key concept that the clinicians needed to learn how to identify victims of human trafficking. So I was like perfect, I went to a training. I’m gonna teach that. So I went to Corpus Christi because Planned Parenthood always had enough money to pay for me to go and visit them and train them all on their own. So I was in Corpus Christi at a big hotel conference room teaching them about title X requirements and then I started talking about human trafficking. I said, “You know when a teenager comes in or when a young girl comes in and you just kinda get that feeling that she’s not really with her dad and you know you just kind of have this feeling that it’s someone who’s trafficking her, it’s a pimp, or someone whose having sex with her and you know what I’m talking about” is what I told them. I said, “That is also considered human trafficking… statutory rape, human trafficking.” And it was a room about this big. And they all were just like “No” and shaking their heads. I said, “You know, this young girl is vulnerable, she doesn’t know how to tell you what’s happening. You need to use your counseling skills to be able to get this information from her and protect her.” They started giggling and dismissing what I was saying. I said, “I don’t understand this reaction. Guys this is real, this is human trafficking.” And a nurse raised her hand and she said, “Honey, if she’s not sleeping with this guy this month, she’ll be with another one next month.” And they all said, “Yeah.” They don’t see our children as human anymore. They don’t. And a common phrase was “don’t ask, don’t tell” like in the military for homosexuality. If you don’t ask them, then you don’t have to tell. And they love using that. If I don’t ask the girl how old she is or who she’s having sex with, then I don’t have to tell. And they actually think they’re doing this girl a favor.

Our communities are at risk. These evidence-based interventions that they say are effective or based on evidence, they’re not, they’re based on self-report. I challenged them about that in the 90s when I went to a training when the CDC first put out evidence-based interventions. I said, “Guys, what’s the evidence for this?” And they said, “Self-report.” And I said, “Seriously? That’s it? Just because someone walked in and said yeah, you taught me to use them and I’ve used them 3 out of 5 times? That’s evidence-based?” It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that the HHS actually admitted that these interventions aren’t working and they’re not scientifically sound. And that made me very angry because I was teaching that since the 90s in communities that are dying. And the CDC is actually telling us to use these evidence-based interventions and supporting it and defending it all these years while the people in our own community on the other side of 35 are dying. If you look up the statistics for the CDC and the STD rates in 2016, those STD rates are still increasing. They have not declined. Our children are still at risk, mainly 15-24 year olds and men who have sex with men. This education hasn’t helped. It is meeting them where they are at, like Dottie Curry told me to do, but it’s also to leave them there.

Why is it that we’ve decided that when it comes to sex, that we just want to let people continue being in high risk behaviors? We have other health models like smoking cessation – avoid it, don’t do it. Don’t do drugs. But when it comes to sex education, “Oh, put a condom on it.” Statistics also show that children, young people, who have sex early are more likely not only to have diseases, get pregnant, they won’t do as well in school , which has nothing to do with becoming pregnant and also have higher rates of depression. Those children who have chosen to avoid sex have higher grades, are more likely to go into higher institutions of learning, and are healthier. You can look it up for yourself. It’s not a secret. So why is it that we have all this evidence but yet we continue to do this education? I don’t know but it’s going to take people like you and organizations like Texas Alliance for Life to help stop it because this kind of education is what’s also leading to the abortions that we are fighting against. Abortion is always the only option for these organizations. When I asked them, when I started to question the education, I started to question innocently, I was like, “Guys, have you noticed that we really do promote abortion?” They’re like, “What are you talking about?” I said, “No really, we really do. We don’t have adoption people at our conferences, we don’t ever talk about abstinence except for the one sentence that says it’s the only 100% way to avoid pregnancy and STDs. And after that, we just talk about sex. Have you ever noticed that we really promote abortion?” They were like, “Monica, what are you talking about?” They were realizing that I was changing. And I was realizing what was really happening. I was told by my supervisor before I left if you’re not prochoice, you don’t belong here. And this was an organization that was funded to provide training for title X.

I don’t know how to fix it but I know that I can’t do it all on my own just like Joe can’t do it all on his own. We need your help. One of things that I want, a movement I want to start is “It Takes A Family.” It takes a family to raise children, it takes a family to build healthy communities, and it takes a family to form a great nation. And that’s what we need to focus on. We need to clean up our schools, we need to hold our clinicians accountable, we need to set up proper legislation. But even with legislation, we need to hold each other accountable. And we need to find a way to change the culture through the families. And we know that the other side knows this because they are putting these curriculums starting in Pre-K. They know that if they get to our children that they are going to change the culture and they are doing it. So we can’t be passive and we can’t just be meeting together – we need to go out into the community and make a difference however you can.

One of the things that has come to my attention as well is that, people like me, you either like me right now or you still hate because of what I used to do. But I want to read something to you that as I was preparing this I thought “God, what do you need me to say?” And this is in Jonah. But God said to Jonah, “Do you have a right to be angry about the vine?” “I do,” he said, “I am angry enough to die.” If you remember, Jonah was asked to go to Ninevah to show God’s grace because they were a lost people. And Jonah didn’t want to do it. He was angry. He didn’t want them to have grace, he wanted punishment for them. But the Lord said, “You have been concerned about this vine though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. But Ninevah has more than 120,000 people who could not tell their right hand from their left and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?” Organizations like “And Then There Were None” and many of you know that praying for these educators, praying for the clinicians, is important. I don’t know who prayed for me but someone prayed for me and helped me get out of this. And God convicted me and helped me to see. Because all of the proof was right there but I couldn’t see it. I didn’t know my left hand from my right. Grace and compassion does not mean that we leave people where they are at. Grace and compassion founded in truth leads us to great paths and its going to take courage and it’s going to take work.


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

The Reno Gazette Journal published this article on Sunday. The author specifically mentions ClassDojo (towards end of article). Many schools in WCSD use ClassDojo. Our suggestion hasn’t changed in years: do not allow your kids to use ClassDojo, and do not allow their teachers to add your children to ClassDojo!

The New York Times has also written about ClassDojo


Looks like one of the masterminds behind the previously mentioned Islam workshop in Michigan has been indoctrinating LOADS of students and students: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/hundreds-of-michigan-schoolteachers-subjected-to-islamic-propaganda


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

I am an Oak Park Parent and I was at this meeting. Their therapist stated that kids identify as trans as young as 18 months old!!! They also said that kids can transition without telling parents and if the child is afraid of their parents because they are transgender the parents can be reported to Child Services. Marinate on that. If you think it’s not going to be happening in your schools think again. The biased agenda is real.


And another post from this group:

UPDATE: AN AMAZING AND UNEXPECTED TURN OF EVENTS ON AB 493!!! On/around September 6, this bill was GUTTED. Almost half of the language was removed including the most dangerous parts of the mandated and monitored online training. The bill then passed in the State Senate, 31-0-9. 9 Republicans did not vote (NVR). I was told the bill has been sent to the Governor, who will probably sign this toothless and meaningless remnant.

So what happened? Do you think we had anything to do with this surprising twist? I have my own theory. What do you think?


Here is a post that was shared in this group:

Oak Park Superintendent threatens to arrest parents at Tuesday night sex ed meeting. Still won’t admit that State law doesn’t prohibit districts from offering opt-out for optional K-6 gender theory instruction. Like and share!


Here is a post that was shared in the Florida anti-iReady group:

Yesterday, my son was attacked. In a violent, malicious manner while in the school locker room at Blake Academy in Polk County. As one student repeatedly hit him over and over agin, others not only held my son down so that the student could hit him but encouraged the attack. I am enraged.

The school nurse called us first and let us know our son was in the nurses office and could not give us any additional information. I immediately left my office and went to the school – not one school administrator contacted me on the way to the school. I got to the school to find a welt on my son’s forehead and back of head, a cut above his eye brow and bruising all around his eye. At the time we didn’t think it was anymore than a scuffle and still due to his injuries we decided to press charges on the boy – at this time we had no clue others were involved. UNTIL later last night when we received videos from the parent of a high school student (our son is in middle school) – the videos showed the attack that lasted well over 3 minutes with no adult supervision or intervention. You hear the kids not only cursing but encouraging the attack and not stepping in to stop what was happening.

I have asked the school administrators what will happen to the other children involved – would you like to know their response? We can’t tell you! We are entitled to know how the school system plans to protect our child. I do not need to know the specifics of the child’s name or any other personal identifiers however I believe due to the nature of this attack we should know what the consequences are and if the children are in school. What is our world coming to?

This could have ended much differently, our child has one kidney and after getting kneed several times this could have resulted in permanent damage. He was thrown on the floor over a bench, head his head all while others watched. And all they can tell me is they will handle it – this is unacceptable.

Today, we went to the Bartow Courthouse and try to get a restraining order or injunction and Judge Kelly Butz said that because the attack did not happen multiple times she would not award the protection to our son. It only takes one hit for a child to die. How many more times would you like this to happen to our child or any other child? Throughout the entire attack this little boy laughed and smiled – and you think he won’t do it again? Yet the malicious videos were not taken into account.

I can guarantee you had this been a group of black students on a lone white student we would be having a completely different conversation. I am disheartened, I am tired, scared for my son and completely enraged. These videos make my whole heart sad – nothing warrants this behavior. Policy must change to protect our children – or we will continue to mourn children for stupid reasons.


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

The Word text program from Microsoft will suggest inclusive alternatives to words that refer to gender. Algorithm ArtificialIntelligence GenerationEquality

The merging of IT and Language Change is… “The Third Wave” they were WARNING about back in 1994.

We know who all the key players are making this happen in Texas and beyond. We also know the state and federal legislation that must be exposed.

This is what Trump and Ivanka and the “Green” people funding it, elected officials legislating it and schools implementing it, need to understand. It is an all out attack on the family and a breakdown of American Society.

Below is what is being developed from education data collected from 1 to 1 devices in the classrooms; by Microsoft and Google, and why data collected from parents and students by teachers, administrators, counselors in school and on their 1 to 1 devices matters. The flow of education data unethically and illegally mined must be STOPPED!!

Article linked below in English:

“American tech giant will correct the Danes’ language if they do not write inclusive enough

In their popular writing program “Word”, Microsoft will now propose alternatives to eg. gender-specific words in which “policeman” becomes “police officer”.

The Word text program from Microsoft will in future suggest “inclusive” alternatives to words that refer to gender or may be perceived as derogatory to people with disabilities or illnesses. A clear reminder that technology is not value neutral, scientists say Police officer, chairman, dementia. Forget it. From now on, it must be called police officer, foreman and person with dementia. At least if it stands for technology giant Microsoft.

This fall, the US IT company is launching a new version of the world’s most widely used word processing program, Word, where algorithm-based artificial intelligence will propose more inclusive language use.

Specifically, this means that if you type “police officer”, the program will suggest that you use the gender-neutral word “police officer” instead. If you describe a person as “dementia”, the program will instead suggest that you use the term “person with dementia”.

Andreas Birkbak, PhD in technology anthropology and assistant professor at Aalborg University, is not surprised to hear that Microsoft is now including inclusive language into the Word program. “It is a very clear reminder that technology and design are never value neutral. When we use technology to communicate, there will always be some form of mediation – and there will always be different ideas about the community built in, which come from the programmers, designers and project managers behind the technology, ”he says, continuing: “In this case, the sense of identity and the narrative of oneself as a place of progressive actors that Silicon Valley (home of the largest US technology companies, ed.) Has come in handy. Many of these big tech companies make their mark in the annual Pride parades, and many of them have internal programs that support the LGBT environment. Now we also see it in the way they design software.”

Anna Libak, who is a journalist and author, believes that inclusive language has gone too far when it is systematically disseminated through a large technology company. She fears it could give us a poorer language: “Novel writers will find it really difficult in the future. Because if they can’t say he or she, must they say mom or dad? After all, it may be that you don’t feel like mom or dad, even if you are. Do you have to say young, old, ugly, nice, feminine, masculine, thick, thin, yes, can you characterize others in any way whatsoever? ”.

At the same time, Anna Libak believes that Microsoft’s aspirations for a more inclusive language raise a fundamental dilemma as to whether language should reflect reality or whether we should accept that someone will change the language to shape the reality they want to see. “I think it is fundamentally wrong to try to change reality through language. After all, it should be the other way around: that language only changes when reality has changed. It creates frustration if the gap between reality and language becomes too large, as is the case when artificially trying to abolish gender. ” While it may seem convenient or innocent right away, when a program like Word suggests that we formulate in a different and more inclusive way, we should be critical of this type of technology, says Bent Meier Sørensen, professor of organizational philosophy at CBS .

“Many of these functions are introduced on the basis of the best intentions, but I am very little convinced that it is truly inclusive,” says Bent Meier Sørensen and continues: “Editing the language must be done slowly and thoughtfully, not least from a local language practice. Not based on the ideology and algorithms of some American tech giants. ” However, Deputy Andreas Birkbak believes that cold water should be struck in the blood if you fear the consequences of artificial intelligence – also known as AI, an abbreviation for “artificial intelligence”. After all, the service may not be able to deliver everything Microsoft promises.

“Now I haven’t seen it in action yet, but I can doubt if it actually helps us in any way. Think about the little word suggestions we get from our cell phones when writing text messages. I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks they’re most often annoying or involuntarily funny. You also run the risk of using an AI to suggest words. Not least, when it should be in Danish, ”he says. At the same time, he agrees with the critics that if we start listening too much to the algorithms, we risk becoming less creative and more standardized. “One can hope that it will simply be used for some form of mail-lingo reserved for jobs, and the consequence will not be that great.

But it is clear that if it sinks wider into the way we write literature or relate to each other, then it will be a clear negative consequence, ”he says.

Christian Dagblad has contacted Microsoft, which states that they have not had the opportunity to respond before the editorial deadline.”


Here is a post from the Common Core Diva:

For all my conservative minded friends who believe PRF is a friend, it is a member of the toxic group ALEC. Look deep enough into ALEC and FRP, you’ll find HSLDA. HSLDA is supposedly a friend of homeschool families. However, HSLDA is just as polluted as most other quasi-conservative undermining groups.
When it comes to your family, trust no one tied to the government!

If anyone wants the HSLDA tie, PRF board member list shows:


And some replies to this post:

It makes sense to me because it seems to me that HSLDA would have sued or don’t a lot more to fight for right than they have done.


So Parentalrights.org is the same as the Parental Rights Foundation?


yes


if you’re homeschooling should you join either of these groups?


no


is there an alternative?


there is another homeschool watchdog group which is far better than HSLDA. My entire 20+yrs in the HS community was proof that the more known group wasn’t to be trusted. I learned that by countless families abandoned by them & my own research. The better group, from a research view:
http://www.nheld.com/

let me say this, a family shouldn’t have to be fearful of exercising their parental duties.


Where is a Constitutional lawyer willing to fight the existence of the DOE as a blatant 10th Amendment challenge? Let’s stop screwing around with the small change.


How did HSLDA get polluted? I’m not totally surprised that they’re compromised. (Mike Farris heads it and he’s also part of Convention of States, which I support, but never has, to the best of my knowledge, Convention of States EVER brought up anything like the Every Student Succeeds Act or anything like that, which is odd in that if we mentioned all of this data mining and surveillance, we’d easily get to 34 applications. But that would mean calling out Greg Abbot and Robert DeSantis and others and maybe they don’t want to do that.


Farris has been known for, for years, his own personal political agenda which he uses HSLDA as a bully pulpit, when he can. If you look at the website for the HS group, you’ll find support for STEM, CTE, dual enrollment, Ed savings accts. They are connected to Bush’s School Choice Week, too.


ALEC is an ally of the CCSSI. It’s one of the biggest advocates for charter schools which of course also includes really bad ones like the Turkish charters such as Harmony in TX, all things espoused by Jeb Bush like the AL “scholarships” for students to attend private schools (and thereby make them susceptible to CCSSI and other federal programs, 0-grade 12 ESSA plans, etc. AL’s legislature is a bunch of ALEC puppets and I bet AL’s situation is not unusual. They write bills which their bought and paid for state legislators and governors push. It’s my understanding that vendors have immense control over ALEC and that’s why ALEC did not vote against CCSSI.We need to get our states to cease paying dues to groups like NASBE, ECS, ALEC etc. so the voters/taxpayers have a chance to compete with all the lobbyists for the ear of our reps. Look at our secretary of education whose thinking is in step with ALEC when it comes to education. PS If anyone wants to pursue a 10th amendment justification for stopping federal control of education, check out Pres. Carter’s sec of ed’s quote about the subject. He was a Democrat but he was right on target.


Farris is the left side of Satan. I wrote about him so much I finally just got to the point of pure vomit. He is no Christian any more than the rest of these manipulating for money evangelical liars.

The Real Michael Farris

http://www.americaseducationwatch.org/home-school.html



Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

At our life group last night, a teacher in the Claremont district asked for prayer as he is being brought before the school board or principle or something because he would not teach the assigned sex ed to his 7th and 8th graders. He basically modified it. He also says there is not a lot of parent support in that area. Groups like moms in prayer and such have essentially vanished and he is David fighting Goliath. Please pray for him. I don’t want to share his full name but please pray for Paul. He needs spiritual back up.


Here is a post that was shared on Alice Linahan’s wall:

WOW!!!!!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/take-two-aspirin-and-call-me-by-my-pronouns-11568325291


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

“The U.S. education system spent more than $26 billion on tech­nology in 2018. That’s larger than the entire Israeli military budget. By one estimate, annual global spending on technology in schools will soon total $252 billion. To hear presidents and prime ministers tell it, this spending is laudable and even necessary to reduce inequality and prepare a workforce ready to compete in the global economy.1

But the technology pushed into schools today is a threat to child development and an unredeemable waste. In the first place, technology exacerbates the greatest problem of all in schools: confusion about their purpose. Education is the cultivation of a person, not the manufacture of a worker. But in many public school districts we have already traded our collective birthright, the promise of human flourishing, for a mess of utilitarian pottage called “job skills.” The more recent, panicked, money-lobbing fetish for STEM is a late realization that even those dim promises will go unmet.

Second, it harms students even in the narrow sense of training workers: the use of technology in schools actually lowers test scores in reading, math, and science, damages long-term memory, and induces addiction. Both advanced hardware and the latest software have proven counterproductive. The only app or device found to meaningfully improve results with any consistency is an overhead projector in the hands of a competent human teacher.

Finally, educational technology is a regressive political weapon, never just a neutral tool: it increases economic inequality, decreases school accountability, takes control away from teachers, and makes poorer students more vulnerable to threats from automation and globalization.”


And some replies to this post:

Are any of these media sources EVER going to expose the UN is STEM’s master? I have tried for years to get them to listen.


This I agree with! Too much technology, in general, is hurting kids. I believe they should be creating with their hands. Kids are exposed to too much blue light and kids don’t know how to be kids anymore.



Here is a post from a friend of mine:

School survey violated federal law PPRA.
“The assignment on the second day of the school year asked students to answer subjects like their gender, sexuality, religion and socioeconomic status. The 10th graders in an English class at Heritage High were also asked about people in their life, like their friends and doctor.”

This jumps out at me from the district:
“These core beliefs are foundational to the work outlined by our Vision 2020 Strategic Plan.”

Colorado had the EXACT same title for our Vision 2020 Plan. Hmm

The survey says it was not a District provided resource.


And a reply to this post:

in Idaho, we found that our Sex Ed curriculum was being implemented through agreements with the District Health Depts and their Sex Salesmen. It was considered a guest speaker, that brought their special outside curriculum, so it circumvented the local district curriculum choosing entities.



Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

Alright friends…how does everyone feel about Khan Academy? Apparently it’s being given in class as a CW assignment and then whatever isn’t finished is then assigned as a HW grade in Skyward. Instruction may or may not have been given on the lessons being worked on. Students pacing varies of course because they are individuals so no whole group and its work as you go. Some may or may not have a lot more than others to do at home. Also, I don’t know about your families but there are 5 kids in my house, 4 that need access to the internet because of school and I’m in grad school ft. I don’t have a computer to give each of them to use. Myself and my high schooler that’s in a.p. & gifted classes takes priority. Teacher claims the khan hw has been mentioned many times in class…my child had an A until she just received an F for online hw. I’m fired up and have already shot off multiple emails. She also has a 504…. Requested a meeting asap. My child also states she has not received her “extra time for assessments” accommodation.

Seminole County


And here are some replies to this post:

What about kids who don’t have a computer at home ??


I use Khan only when I want to print off extra practice on my homeschooled child. If my public school kid was being made to do that, I may have a conference with the teacher. I am more about quality than quantity. I would want his time spent in school learning and mastering the concept and not bringing busy work home.


Tied to Gates.

https://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database/Grants/2010/10/OPP1025663


I’m feeling the same with stations work we have that part is in schoology
I printed a page of the Stations Work students will be completing in class this week- it should be in their daily binder. I attached it to this email, and it is in Schoology in the Homeroom class.
All Stations work is due Friday. Students will have time in class each day this week to complete the 8 assignments. They may work on them at home if they feel they are falling behind. I am stressing to the students that if they focus and stay on task, this work can get done in class. I’m hoping this will help the students practice managing their time.
Thank you!


Schoology is also tied to Project Unicorn:

https://www.projectunicorn.org/vendor-coalition


Notorious for sharing data with third parties, especially since it’s partnership with CollegeBoard.



Here is a post that was shared in the California anti-radical sex ed group:

Remember when in school you were considered a boy or girl not anything you “felt” like being? Our politicized schools now give you another choice. Anything you “feel” like you are. A monkey, cat, a boy if you’re a girl, a girl of you’re a boy. Public schools are no longer about teaching our children reading, writing, math, history and science it’s about indoctrinating them. If you’re child is in a public school and you can remove them, do it. If not, please talk to them, equip them so they don’t get swept up in the craziness that is taking place. Take a look at the new testing booklets. Sent to me by my cousin who’s a teacher.


Here is a post from a Texas anti-testing group:

I’m a bit pissed! Our 8th grade straight A daughter, was assigned a group project in her Math class. 3 of the 4 did little to no work on the project. So being the type of student she is. She took it upon herself to do the whole project on her own, after being told this will be a group grade. When she turned in the project, her teacher asked her why she had done the whole thing on her own. She replied, I don’t know, then told him that the others in the group weren’t working. So what did this wonderful teacher say to her. “Well this isn’t the idea, the idea is to work as a group, how are they going to learn anything, if you’re doing all the work, How are they going to Pass the STAAR, if you did all the work. They haven’t learned anything, from this project. ” ” And that’s not fair to them. “
I flipped my ever loving mind, Fair, Fair, would you be teaching, responsibility to all your students. Needless to say We have a conference with the principal and teacher on Monday. This is the Great Somerset ISD. Pfffttttt…


And some replies to this post:

I would be going to the superintendent personally. That’s b.s.


he’s part of the problem!!!!!


Is he trying to make your daughter feel guilty for them not being able to pass STAAR because of their own actions?
Your daughter should have responded with, “that’s ok they can opt out anyway and don’t need to take it at all!”


I truly wish she would have. But she is so intimidated, by teachers. We had a hell of a time last year with opting out, and teachers bulling her, or as our wonderful over paid Superintendent put it, they were just tr to persuade her, and allow her the opportunity to take the STAAR.


Math is not a subject where I would expect to see projects of any kind, much less Group projects. It’s not your daughter’s responsibility to teach these other kids because they are in her group. Teacher needs to step up and do his job.


you would be surprised. My oldest is in algebra 2 in HS, honors class and all comp checks are group grades at each table!


She needs to explain that their lack of responsibility is not acceptable to her for a grade she will be stuck with, so yes she HAD to do the work because she cares about her grades while the others apparently could not care at all.
Glad you’re going to address it.


I’m a teacher! Ask for the rubric and group responsibility or participation contract. How is the teacher evaluating the contributions of each group member? Was work done in class, under supervision? How did he monitor them and see for himself that each student was learning in preparation for STAAR?! Totally not your child’s responsibility!! We all have bad days, and sometimes kids get words mixed up. BUT ask for those things and document what’s happening. Send emails to all concerned parties before and after your meeting. BTW, I’m also a parent!! Good luck. 👍🏼


after he received an email from the principal, he called me on Friday. He wanted to know what the conference was going to be about. So I touched base with him, and he said that “well, we just tell the kids, it’s a group grade, she will earn her own grade”. So I said to him, oh so you lie to the students!!!! He got sassy and said, well would you prefer I give her the group grade? I said no, I want you to teach your class, and not make my child feel like she did something wrong, and insult her in front of your class, for stepping up And taking responsibility to handle the work of 4!


I tell my students that if there is a group project and someone isn’t doing their part, I need to know right away. Then I’ll talk to noncompliant student(s). If they still don’t contribute, the rest of the group will not be penalized. It is my responsibility to teach, not a student.


snitches get stitches. My daughter has been paired with students who said from the onset that they were not going to do anything. Threatened to beat up my daughter if she didn’t do the whole thing.


This is why I don’t like group projects
It’s ridiculous


Group projects/collaborative work can be awesome, but the teacher has to take the time to design them correctly (including individual accountability, checkpoints, taking into account what resources each student has access to outside of school, etc.) and TEACH students how to do them!
Too many just say: “here’s what I want the final product to look like, and here’s your group” and leave students to their own devices.
NOT OK.


you just described every major project I was a part of during my school years, save one.


I HATE group projects where they can’t pick their partners for this very reason!!

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did she communicate with the teacher during the project that the other kids weren’t helping?


she was moved once already, and he kept having to tell her to wake up one of the students in the group. Aside from that she was working on the project and ignored the others.


wow so unacceptable!! Is this a preAp or regular class?

why was she waking the kid up and not the teacher?
Honestly I would request a new teacher


I will FOREVER hate group projects! My oldest daughter, in high school often did them on her own too. While other kids dont give a damn, my kids was keeping up her GPA and rank to go to college on scholarships. I hate them!


SHE learned a huge lesson that will continue her entire life- “group” projects are done by 1 or 2 people, and it’s done by the ones who care. I hate when teachers assign them- they learned that lesson themselves!


my girls are in 8th & 10th both honors classes but have run into this in elective classes and elementary. They both hate with a passion working in groups they don’t get to pick. They have also in the past been paired with students who needed help but that always winds up being a joke because those kids don’t want to do their share.


that has happened to our oldest too. Many times they would sit her with the slower kids, to re- teach them the TEKs. I was beyond pissed too. I just feel I need to nip this in the bud, now, before were to far into the school year. I seem to burn bridges at each campus that we leave behind, as the girls advance in their education. I used to not speak up, because I WAS, an employee, but now that I am no longer an employee, I post stuff, on the schools Facebook page, and on my page all the time. These are our children, and not theirs.


And she said, “Pass the STAAR? How do you pass an assessment? It’s only a measurement of how well you teach us to repeat what is on it.”


Tell the teacher to do some research on forced socialism. It works out the same way. Everyone benefits off the backs of the ones that care enough to do the work. As a teacher myself, I have given collaberative projects but the grades are never collective grades. Students are each given parts that are their responsibility. If someone fails to do their part, it never effects the grades of the other group members. Members also fill out response surveys on the work ethic of the other members and have a mechanism to report issues before the project is due so I can intervene when needed.



And another post from this group:

I learned that they pulled my daughter out of class, along with a few others who “missed” the STARR last year, and made them sit in a class and answer 25 questions. When she got back to class, the teacher called on her to answer a problem they went over while she was in the other room 😡. When she didn’t know the answer the teacher got snippy with her and made her cry. She sat there telling me this while crying again. What is my recourse on this? Can they continue to pull her from class with all of these ridiculous actions? She is in the 7th grade.


And yet another post from this group from someone from Medina Valley ISD, La Coste Elementary:

On Tuesday, my 3rd grade daughter came home and started asking about the “STAAR test I told her she didn’t have to take”, I told told her it’s not a test, it’s an assessment and she isn’t taking it. Said her teacher told her she had to, and my little dynamite told her but my mom said I’m not taking it. Teacher then proceeded to tell her how her mom was wrong, she does have to take it. So I told my baby nope, she isn’t, not to worry, and if her teacher wants to discuss it any further tell her to email me… no email, ok we’re good.

Last night, my daughter asks me if the police have her daddy’s phone# and know how to reach him (dad and I are divorced and I have custody). I tell her I don’t know and ask why, she says just in case I’m arrested… I ask for what, at first laughing, then she tells me her teacher told her if I broke the law and tried keeping her from taking the STAAR test, I’ll be arrested! Beyond livid!!!!!! Told my daughter I cannot be arrested for something that isn’t illegal. I knew being the first parent in this district would be fun…


And some replies to this post:

Did I seriously just read what I think I read. I’ve heard of teachers and principals saying some insane stuff about STARR, but wtf this is a whole new level of low!!! Plz continue to give us follow ups.


Sadly it isn’t a new level of low. Every year a few idiotic teachers or administrators actually think that threatening jail over STAAR is a good strategy to get parents/kids on board with their vision of assessment.


wow. Well this is a first for me seeing it. This is insane.


Even if it were true it is unsafe and unhealthy to randomly tell a child something like that. It is a part of the professional code for a reason.
It is scary what a child can be told behind our backs. This group has helped me to really take control of my child and remind him that I am his parent and not the school. We had a non STAAR related situation where my child could have been severely hurt had I not taught him that. He bypassed the bus drivers authority and trusted my voice in his head thank God. Bus driver was fired.


As wrong as the teacher was I would keep it to the facts and professional at all times and document everything. You still want your daughter to be respectful and we have make sure we are too or we loose all credibility. Most teachers are not happy with teaching to STAAR (I don’t know of any) and will help your daughter and probably even agree with you, silently.
This teachers approach was shameful and I think it would best to put your daughter in another class. I just think both sides should communicate ahead of time in the future to help the teacher be prepared. It’s probably hard for the teachers if the child is announcing this in front of everyone because she has to do her job and unfortunately STAAR is how the teacher is graded too. Which may have brought out her snarky side (still not ok) just a thought.


There’s a time for respect and there is a time to protect your kid. And do I care if my kid is respectful to a piece of crap teacher who would tell her that I am going to be arrested for exercising my parental rights? That’s rhetorical. Compliant little sheep is what they want and Texas parents have been playing that role for 40 years.


I’m sorry, but I just keep getting madder about this. She’s teaching in Texas, in a school district that’s a majority Hispanic, in a year where ICE raids and parents being arrested and detained while their children are in school is something happening regularly. On what planet is it ok to use “your parents will be arrested” in a classroom where there very well may be kids who are already absolutely petrified that they might come home one day and find their parents gone. Fuck this woman.


I know. I keep replaying this in my head. I worked in a school before this ICE mess when two kids went home to find their parents gone. ICE forgot to notify CPs of the kids. Luckily the bus driver on a hunch brought them back to the school.
We are our childrens safe place and no teacher has any right to violate this. It creates a place if fear and distrust in the children that robs them of innocence. No piece of paper is worth my childs innocence.


This happened with my son when he was in 3rd grade as well. The teacher told him that if he didn’t take the STAAR, they were going to close the school. I had never had a problem with school anxiety until then. Now, it’s almost impossible to get him to like anything about school, and it’s been 6 years! Thankful I homeschool now!



Here is a post that was shared in the California anti-radical sex ed group:

In case you weren’t aware. This are now the bills passed in California.

AB262 – allows California public health officer to enact martial law during an outbreak. An outbreak is 3 or more.

AB283- forced parents to either vaccinate or be fined from their CALWORKS benefits even if their child is not in school

SB276- removes the relationship of Dr and patient, puts our children into a database and puts our children’s medical records in the hands of the state.

AB329 – sex Ed mandatory curriculum starting in pre k. Identifies 15 different genders (4th grade oral sex (8th grade) anal sex and fisting)

AB499 allows for 12 year olds to make medical decisions for themselves and stops parents from having access to their medical records. The decisions for abortion , contraceptives and vaccines including the flu shot and gardasil (hpv) would be in the hands of a child

Eventually there will one law you’re not comfortable with and you now will no longer have the right to opt out. Best choice – privately homeschool and leave the system

*for info on the sex Ed please join Informed Parents Of CA


And here are some replies to this post:

There is an entire section about making parents aware of the scope of education and I can tell you I was not made aware by the school or district.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billCompareClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB329


Yes, key word privately homeschool. Even these charter school plus homeschool hybrid programs which are so popular here will be affected and soon. They already want your vaccine records when you apply to be part of them. For now, they will accept a blank record, but not for long. I’m afraid for the time private homeschoolers are gone after as well!


Before long people will have to have permission to leave the state.


Actually there was something in the works but never saw the light of day, where it was being considered that if you sold your home in California and were moving out of state, you would pay an inflated fee/tax on the proceeds of that sale. I am not sure what happened but I wouldn’t be surprised if the idea is still alive and kicking in some legislators head.


effective Oct 1, 2020, we’ll have to have a “Real ID” to board domestic flights as our CA driver’s license will not be sufficient. That’s kind of already controlling leaving the state. We either have to get a real ID or passport to fly domestically.


CT state law prohibits parents from child records at age 13. As a nurse I find this incredibly irresponsible and a violation of parental rights. As a mom it just truly pisses me right off. A we yr old doesn’t have the cognitive ability to make adult decisions.


can the child give permission to the parent to view the records?


yes, they have to sign a medical release form.


The child needs to sign off. It is unbelievable, the state is backing door a clear violation of parental rights.


I had to sign papers and read and sign them and stated to the nurse at Yale ( they are the only show in town as well, not a fan of medical manoppolies either ) I state that you do know that a 13 yr old is not able to make a medical decision and this is a clear violation of parental rights. And she fought me and gave me that, well we need them to be able to share with us vital information. B.S. they need time alone to force crap in a minor. It is appalling and not sound medicine at all.


ct is next. They have already begun the movement just like California and NY


This is so scary! I cannot believe how blind people are


If I had children or grandchildren that live in California.. I would encourage them to move out of that crazy state.. I do have a niece and her husband and son who live there and other family on my husband side … These laws are crazy…


i think California is just the springboard. If we don’t stand up all together they will bulldoze all states.
This agenda is global, have you heard? Probably not a lot bc the media is controlled by the industry so it’s hard to get real news through…


I haven’t read every single comment yet, but I want to clarify, as bad as AB329 is, it does not mandate teaching the acts noted in the post. The recommend framework does, but that isn’t required by law. The districts must choose a framework. That is why parents are fighting at the district level. AB329 passed in 2016. The framework has to be adopted this school year. That’s why it’s in the news now. People have finally seen the recommendations. The suggested resources do teach the acts listed. It’s unbelievable what the teaching materials consider normal and safe!


The whole 12 year old independent issues was something I had while living there. My child was sick and I couldn’t have access to her medical records because she was 13. She had to sign for me to see anything. I think a 13 year old shouldn’t have to sign papers that state her mother has access to her records.

when we moved to Florida, we had to get her records from her rheumatologist. She had to sign for them and they handed them to her. She was 15 by then, but I found it ridiculous.



An update on the brave CA teacher who refused to teach the evil sex ed:

He met with the principle and some board members and he said it went ok. He basically told them they could move him to a desk job but that he wasn’t going to teach this curriculum. He retires this year. It’s devastating when you see a teacher of 35 years being put through this. We are waiting to see what their decision is. We don’t want his name out there. This is very serious and he wouldn’t want any attention brought to this situation. Please just pray. Thank you.


If New York can do this to private schools and get away with it, other states will follow: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/september/new-york-moves-to-force-its-values-on-religious-schools-parochial-school-leaders-and-homeschool-families-alarmed?cpid=%3AID%3A-35347-%3ADT%3A-2019-09-13-10%3A44%3A36-%3AUS%3A-SW1-%3ACN%3A-CP1-%3APO%3A-NC1-%3AME%3A-SU1-%3ASO%3A-FB1-%3ASP%3A-NW1-%3APF%3A-TX1-


Watch out in Township High School District 211 in Illinois. They’re letting boys in the girls’s rooms! https://illinoisfamily.org/education/largest-illinois-high-school-district-opposes-single-sex-locker-rooms/


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

“There’s been a seismic shift in preschool and kindergarten goals.” Earlier is not better.
https://thenationalpulse.com/commentary/new-preschool-changes-hurting-children-crippling-achievement/


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

Hi everyone

I have a question, my grandson attends a preschool for special needs as 3 year old at a local elementary school here in The Ontario-Montclair school district in Southern California. Once he is registered for school in two more years he will attend kindergarten at the same location

It seems my daughter has either picked up my grandson late or dropped him off late as well as had him miss school because of his health issues. She’s provided doctors’ notes but the school is advising they need to do an in-home inspection to verify he does live here.
Is this something Legal considering he’s only in preschool and it’s not mandatory?

The school advised it was for a wellness check and will continue to drop in until he is in school on a regular basis as well as not picked up or dropped off Late. I advised my daughter to get him on the bus system so they can pick them up here to show he does live at my property


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Khan Academy is now selling its services to districts — though there is little concrete evidence of Khan Academy’s ability to help students academically.
IMO, Khan wants access to more student data. It appears that Khan doesn’t just want in the classroom, KHAN WANTS TO REPLACE THE CLASSROOM.


And another post from her:

California lawmaker behind an industry-backed bill to narrow the state’s landmark Privacy Act is married to a top executive at Ring, the Amazon-owned tech company in the thick of a national debate over consumer data and government surveillance, according to ethics disclosures reviewed by POLITICO.

https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2019/09/15/california-tech-privacy-ring-1496125?__twitter_impression=truell


And some replies to this post:

Ring is Amazon owner???


yep and giving surveillance data to police.


What do you know about the guys who started this leg? From what I’ve read about it, I’m underwhelmed. There’s no whistleblower provision and nothing about schools… seems like they took care not to touch the Golden Goose.


CACPA is hugely strong in some areas. But the AG enforcement got so messy, that’s why they are amending. I honestly wonder why NO ONE touches k-12 or even higher ed privacy. They all (falsely) think FERPA protects?


IDK. I think it’s strange too. Maybe they don’t know the extent of it.


I have approached many of these privacy “experts” about the edtech invasion and huge privacy issues– they deflect and move on.



And yet another post from her:

Parents, did you know this was in Colorado schools? Greeley
“Upcoming upgrades include the ability to identify guns and read people’s expressions, a capability not currently part of Avigilon’s systems. “It’s almost kind of scary,” Tait said. “It will look at the expressions on people’s faces and their mannerisms and be able to tell if they look violent.”
[ correction: it IS scary.]

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/09/15/ai-powered-cameras-school-shootings-greeley/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Here is a post from a South Carolina anti-Common Core group:

Please share helpful information for this South Carolina Parent:

“After 5 years of using the same math curriculum, my daughter’s private Christian elementary school changed the math curriculum over the summer without informing the parents. Because of the hurricane, last week was really the first week of school and this is a recent discovery for me. The school is now using Sadlier math. There are two Sadlier math books, one marked common core and one not marked common core that appears to nearly identical in content to the common core book. My daughter, who was a math whiz last year, now hates her math homework and I actually can’t understand these concepts myself, even though I have advanced degrees. I created a firestorm with the school administrator by posting about the new book on my daughter’s class page. The administrator denies the book is common core, but it clearly is, even though it’s not stamped Common core on the front cover. When we enrolled our daughter in this school 2 years ago, they assured me they would not be using common core materials. Can you offer any insight into this curriculum or open this topic up for discussion. I am meeting with the administrator tomorrow. Thanks in advance for your help.”


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

Human capital and Artificial Intelligence. Explosive growth and profits. HolonIQ’s Smart Estimate™ for Total Global Education Expenditure is $8 trillion for 2025.

While the formal sector is not expected to change significantly over that period, Education Technology Expenditure, fueled by Artificial Intelligence (AI), is expected to double, reaching $341 billion by 2025, evidenced by the aggressive acceleration in venture capital invested through 2018, which reached a record $8 billion.

Education focused AI expenditure itself is estimated to be a $6 billion market by 2025.

“Gradually, then suddenly.

That’s how we expect education technology adoption to change through to 2025,” explained Maria Spies, Co-Founder and Managing Director, HolonIQ. “We estimate that the speed of digitisation in education will overtake healthcare, due primarily to the build-up in capability over the past 10 years, and fueled by explosive growth in artificial intelligence with China, the US and India taking the lead on innovation.”

https://www.holoniq.com/topics/ar/global-education-technology-market-reach-341b-2025/


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

WARNING TEXAS PARENTS! This is the reality of Mental Health legislation SB 11/10, SB 504, and HB 18, passed in the last session. DO NOT TAKE THESE SURVEYS from your child’s school. Below is a link to a survey sent out to Little Elm High School parents.
Parents are beginning to understand…

  1. This could be used to get “permission”… as this survey has parents name/email attached. So by answering questions – “my student’s needs” — therein lies a potential issue.
  2. Who has access to the data collected?
  3. Where is that data stored? In the Cloud? Who owns that cloud?
  4. Will the data collected be used for research? Who is profiting off that research?
  5. Will the data collected on my child go into his/her permanent file? Who has access to that file?

“The LEHS counseling team would like to learn more about student needs so we can continue to work to design programs that help support our students throughout the year, and we value your parent perspective in this process, as well. We invite you to complete the survey at…” https://tinyurl.com/lehsparents2019


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

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The Clarion Project, a watchdog group known for its groundbreaking documentaries on extreme ideologies, compiled a report this month revealing the billions of dollars that colleges and universities in America have taken from foreign entities — including adversarial states.
The Clarion Project launched its probe into foreign investment and influence in the American education system after the Department of Education (DOE) announced in June it was investigating Georgetown University and Texas A&M University “as part of a broader push to monitor international money flowing to American colleges,” the Associated Press reported.

Using data the DOE has collected based on a federal law that requires colleges to report contracts and donations of $250,000 or more, Clarion issued a report this month that revealed that, since 2012, these institutions have received more than $10 billion from these foreign entities.

Qatar – which, according to the U.S. State Department, has made gains in fighting terrorism but still hosts entities that sponsor and support terrorism – is at the top of the list with a staggering $1.4 billion dollars given to 28 universities, including $350,874,324 to Georgetown and $376,325,840 to Carnegie Mellon University.

Despite these sky-high figures, Ryan Mauro, director of Intelligence and a Shillman Fellow with the Clarion Project, told Breitbart News that, based on his investigation, the DOE statistics may not tell the whole story on foreign influence.

“These numbers are hard to fathom, but they are likely only the tip of the iceberg,” Mauro said. “There are two other figures we don’t have: The amount that the schools aren’t disclosing to the Education Department as required and the amount funneled by foreign entities using fronts.”

“For example, the Iranian regime used a front named the Alavi Foundation to funnel money to universities,” Mauro told Breitbart News. “Because that’s a U.S.-based organization, those amounts from Iran are not in the records.”

“Muslim Brotherhood fronts with ties to terrorism, such as the International Institute of Islamic Thought, are also able to donate to universities without the transfers showing up in these Education Department records,” Mauro said.

Mauro pointed to Clarion’s investigations into this issue, including an expose released in 2018 on how the Muslim Brotherhood has successfully used a front called the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) to fund, engage and train academics. The expose included a long list of professors tied to IIIT:

IIIT is a known entity of the Muslim Brotherhood, a foreign organization sponsored by foreign governments. IIIT has been investigated and nearly prosecuted for its links to foreign terrorist groups including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. IIIT is known to have received significant foreign funding.

But, because IIIT is based in the U.S. and is (supposedly) a completely independent entity, its donations are not included in the Education Department records of foreign donations to universities and colleges.

“In some cases, the funding comes via government-tied entities with known links to subversion, spying, terrorism and extremist ideology,” the executive summary of Clarion’s latest report states. “For example, the terror-linked Qatar Foundation donated a jaw-dropping $33 million to Georgetown University in 2018.”

The June AP report revealed that, in regards to Georgetown and A&M, “records being sought by investigators go far beyond Qatar, and include dealings with China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, and specific companies in those nations.”

“Investigators ordered both schools to disclose funding from Huawei or ZTE, the Chinese tech giants that some U.S. officials call a threat to national security,” AP reported. “Georgetown is being asked to detail money it received from any sources in Saudi Arabia or Russia, including Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity company.”

But these schools are just two of dozens of U.S. schools taking money from these and other foreign entities.

Clarion complied the countries with the largest donations:

Rounding out the top 13 countries after Qatar are: China — $680 billion to 87 schools; Saudi Arabia — $649.9 billion to 63 schools; United Arab Emirates — $230.9 billion to 32 schools; Russia — $99 billion to 13 schools; Kuwait — $65.7 billion to 17 schools; Iraq — $44 billion to four schools; Turkey — $37.7 billion to 15 schools; Lebanon — $5.7; Pakistan — $4.8 billion to five schools; Venezuela — $3 billion to two schools; Syria — $1 billion to Johns Hopkins University; and $1 billion to Harvard University since 2017.

The 87 schools China donates billions to include California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the New York and New Jersey Institutes of Technology, and Harvard, Princeton, and Yale.

Russia also donates to some of the elite colleges in the U.S., including Cal Tech, MIT, Stanford, and Yale.

You can read the entire list of countries and schools here.

While the list itself is stunning, Mauro said it begs a question that should have an answer because of national security implications.

“Here’s the key question we need to be answered for every transaction: What are these governments getting in return?” Mauro said. “Do we really believe they make these donations because they care so much about the wellbeing of American universities and colleges? Of course not.”

“It’s been well-documented how China is funding universities to establish Confucius Institutes,” Mauro said. “The expressed purpose of these is to act as bases for ideological warfare by shaping the views of American students.”

“We have to assume that the other governments hostile to the West see the same opportunities,” Mauro said.

Confucius Institutes are billed as cultural organizations on foreign college campuses that the Communist Party of China funds to help create cultural links abroad and expose international students to Chinese history, language, and culture. In reality, the institutes serve to indoctrinate students in Communist Party propaganda and pressure the international universities they inhabit to toe the party line, attacking anyone who dares criticize the Communist Party or acknowledge realities that Beijing refuses to accept, such as the independence of Taiwan or the illegality of China’s occupation of the South China Sea.

The Clarion report also provides more details about why the countries listed in the DEO data, specifically those with dubious standings on terrorism, should make answering the questions Mauro proposed seem urgent.

• Saudi Arabia: Former CIA case officer Robert Baer, wrote in his book Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Its Soul for Saudi Crude: “Saudi money also seeped into the bureaucracy. Any Washington bureaucrat with a room-temperature IQ knows that if he stays on the right side of the kingdom, one way or another, he’ll be able to finagle his way to feed at the Saudi trough. A consulting contract with Aramco, a chair at American University, a job with Lockheed—it doesn’t matter.

• Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has become one of the main patrons of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas and is allied with Qatar. He is also improving Turkey’s relationships with Iran and Russia at the expense of its relationships with the U.S. and other NATO members. Turkey supports a variety of Sunni extremists, including affiliates of Al-Qaeda, and has been accused of assisting ISIS. Since 2012, Turkey has reportedly been one of the top financial supporters of Hamas, with Erdogan arranging for the transfer of $250-300 million to the terrorist group annually.

• The Chinese government’s massive influence operations on U.S. college campuses is now getting mainstream media attention due to numerous exposes regarding China’s establishment of over 100 Confucius Institutes on campuses across the country. The Chinese Ministry of Education uses an affiliate named Hanban to transfer this funding. Hanban provides the materials, chooses the activities, and selects the directors and teachers who oversee each Confucius Institute.

Details about other countries are included in the Clarion report.

“These governments don’t have unlimited cash,” Mauro told Breitbart News. “The only reason they’d keep making these donations is if they are very satisfied with the results.”

“What are those results? How are these donations advancing their agendas? And why don’t we, the American people, know what’s happening?” Mauro said,

“My hope is that alumni, faculty, students, and researchers will take the next steps to demand answers from these universities and colleges,” Mauro said.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/09/15/exclusive-china-russia-other-foreign-states-given-u-s-universities-10-billion


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

I just read an article promoting the need for more psychologists in public schools. The article goes on to make the argument that “we” can afford to place armed police officers in schools, yet “we” aren’t paying for schools to have armies of psychologists in the schools to treat “the whole child”.

Jail? Psyche ward? Or both?

What happened to public schools where there is a tax payer funded need for armed officers and psychologists?

Why aren’t educrats, progressives, and bleeding hearts writing articles on this question????

Why aren’t there more articles looking at the causes and who facilitates the causes (and there are many), before we are nudged into supporting and paying for more predetermined leftist solutions that create even more problems that requires even more leftist “remedies”?

My opinion:

Leftist policies have created massive psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems in school age children. Rather than removing these policies, the leftist powers that be only double down on them and refocus blame in some other direction. Then they impose more authoritarian, soul crushing, mind manipulating rules & regulations.

Questions:

If a child needs to be controlled by an armed police officer and/or school psychologists, is it possible there is a different and more suitable placement other than the local public school for this child????

Must all children in the public school be subjected to these “interventions” because a few children present a real danger to themselves and others?

Are we “controlling the herd” by legitimately trying to control the few who are uncontrollable?

When do we face the obvious question? Are public school children being turned into either inmates or patients?

Conclusion:

There has to be a better way.


And some replies to this post:

I 100% agree with you. It is typical of Leftist groupthink to not realize, or be held accountable for, the problems they create and then believe they are capable of solving them… and they are not. How did we ever make it through school with no armed security, minimal guidance counselors (in HS only) and some of us with target rifles locked in our cars in the parking lot? I guess we weren’t being treated as “whole children”, huh?


Texas is doing it Glad I got these out

having two special kids I can tell you why. They bill medicaid Mine use to go to Behavior Modification Class (BMC) for help with their school work. They gave them treats to eat and drink and because a Licensed Social Worker or Counselor was there they billed medicaid lots of money

They had people come in and do testing for a week on my kids They said boy IQ was 115 Just had him tested outside of school His IQ is 58 They just kept passing him on and billing medicaid Best thing is this Psychologist agrees with his Psychiatrist that taking him out of school was the best thing I could have done. Psychiatrist told me 95% of his children are out of public school

Home school your children If you have Internet you have everything a Teacher does


The better way is to remove this corrupt system which has replaced education with sociological nonsense and get back to basics. If a student can see personal accomplishment and further hope thru real learning, they will be better prepared for the real world. No graduate today is able to reason with the contemporary culture, rather just fall in line with it. The clock is ticking….


Schools are scary today ,but try talk , to a teacher about it , most just follow along.Untill they are retired


Classic government employees; and that is a big part of the problem. Tenure, for K-12 teachers, needs to be reformed, and perhaps scrapped altogether. That would be a good place to start.


The teachers, (usually older) who understand what is happening, fight for the kids as long as they can and then they either give up, retire, or the system pushes them out through intimidation or penalties.


Yes,the schools don’t like teacher that question the system


Not at all, they crucify them. I watched it happen to a friend, a state award winning teacher that fought against Common Core. She was mocked and intimidated by school personnel and even some parents to the point that it almost destroyed her.


Yes,I had a friend that the same thing happen ,teachers and all because she didn’t agree with the system .She left and taught on line for nursing instead


“All” those who mocked and intimidated her had some kind of financial reward. It is the only way they get people to behave “their” way, unless of course it’s blackmail.


I’ve seen it happen to many.


I would rather return to pre-1998 public education systems, with local control. CT is a mess additionally with their Kindergarten enrollment age.


Get the federal government out of schools, colleges and all learning institutions. Abolish the DOE and Common Core. Empower elected school boards and opt for charter schools. For now the only choice is home schooling.


Get private interests and NGO’s out of education. Pandering to special interests destroys everything. There are no standards because the standards have been expanded to accommodate everything. The entire institution of education has become watered down to have no substance at all. Just fads and appeasement.
The expectations have been lowered to just showing up and surviving the system.


Charter schools are public schools but with no local control.


I thought charter schools were managed locally. I am wrong?


Many, if not most, charter schools have franchises and have their schools in multiple states. The charter schools have appointed boards, not locally elected board members. Charter schools are funded by state & federal tax dollars and the fed DOE has been pushing to expand charters in order to make charters fully accountable to the federal government. But because charter schools are considered public schools, charter schools must abide by all fed rules, regulations, policies, and “Dear Colleague” letters (such as 0bama’s transgender policy demanding transgenders be allowed in alternate sex bathrooms, locker rooms, and other private spaces).


Good to know. Damn, I thought they were local and union free. Thanks!


And Charters are no better if they accept federal funding.


Public schools, on average, receive about $400 per child on medication, whether that is for psychological issues or medical issues. This gave the school incentive to claim damn near every child is ADHA or borderline personality discorder. Since psychologist and psychiatrist make their money based on full client rosters and referrals, it is in their financial interest to align with school suggestions. The medications that are often given to these children for psychiatric issues are often unnecessary and a worse, long term detrimental to the child. Ever heard of MK Ultra? If you think that testing stopped, you are a fool..it has just gone large scale through the school systems. Your children are being used as guinea pigs in a social experiment that has gone awry and causing major harm. Now, with the allowance of additional dollars to schools through Medicade for children in remedial or special classes, the incentive increases to label any child as disfunctional and seldom are the tests correct in diagnosing the issues. Get your kids out of public schools and if you are not financially capable of homeschooling, either re-align your priorities or become deeply involved in the school system in order to limit their damage or change their culture.


HEAR, HEAR! They are drugging and indoctrinating. I have had personal experience with this. They nearly killed my grandson.


When will they learn discipline, not pills , is the answer.


perhaps when parents practice it at home and demand it in the classrooms.


If parents practiced it at home, if parents accepted the responsibilities of parenting rather than transferring their responsibilities to the schools (and the state), then almost all of the bs, inane, and harmful policies and “services” would not, could not be implemented.
Society as a whole suffers from learned helplessness and stunted development.


Did I read that right? “Treat the whole child”? Our schools were never meant to be mental hospitals and are not meant to “treat” anyone for anything. There is a vast difference between education and indoctrination and we need to keep indoctrination OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS!


You read it right. Treating the “whole child” is all the rage right now. Mental, emotional, and behavioral manipulation.


Social emotional learning SEL is the rage…..they want complete control of our children! 😡



Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

I am not yet able to articulate how I feel about this. My child has an IEP that states when he is to get accommodations. No where in that IEP does it make an exception for i-Ready. We are in Seminole county.

“by district directive, we are not to provide the accommodations of questions and answer choices read aloud to students for this baseline test. At the end of the school year, the district directive is to provide those accommodations. The diagnostic provides a learning path for each student, based on the student’s unique responses to the first assessment.”


And another post from this group:

Did anyone else know that every child’s iready login includes their child’s SSN? 😡😤


And some replies to this post:

we did not provide ss numbers when we registered.. i would contact school immediately]


same for me! We didn’t provide that info


We didn’t give our social security either.


This is not the case at our school. They use birthdate or student numbers not socials


Ours is not. It’s student ID


No one provided it it’s part of their passwords


that doesn’t not seem ethical. I’d call the school on that


I have, I’m waiting on a call back . I requested all my daughters personal identification data to be deleted from the system immediately


you will need to contact curriculum associates immediately asking all data on your child be deleted. Most IReady info is uploaded to CA at midnight each night. Please make sure to ask that any info CA shared wether shared or sold to a third party is also deleted


The iready tech support guy told me it is the same used for all students
First initial, day of birth, last initial, last 4 of social


luckily it’s not the whole social but I can see why you might feel upset about this.


This is Manatee district but when you registered you would have filled out a form like this in your district

https://fl02202357.schoolwires.net/cms/lib/FL02202357/Centricity/Domain/1133/PRC-Student_SSN_Collection_Form_English.pdf


I didn’t give my kids social.


Seminole County is student number or it is at our elementary school.


For outs in elementary it’s the students last name and year of birth. In middle school it’s the student id



Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

I’ve been digging for a few months trying to find out which curriculum is being taught in our state of WV. I found an interesting newsletter from 2015. Willa Marth from PP and Beth Reis, creator of the FLASH curriculum. I’m basically all alone digging into this stuff and exposing it but parents just don’t seem to care or believe me? Rights, Respect, Responsibility… FLASH… Draw the Line, Respect the Line are just a few of the curricula I’ve found being taught. What do I get parents involved? I feel so alone in this, it’s depressing.


And a reply to this post:

Keep going friend I have a few friends In Battleground WA who is fighting the FLASH curriculum



And another post from this group:

This is a post from a parent in Arizona. The intrusion and overreach is not confined to California.
There is absolutely nothing appropriate about this assignment in any case scenario. Parents should not tolerate this type of intrusion.

Public schools have already blurred the lines between their main purpose which was to be academic institutions and our purpose as parents. We can see that the lines have been blurred by the fact that parents were not immediately troubled enough about this assignment to refuse to answer these questions.

When we start to try to justify this type of intrusions we have already started to believe that the public school system has a right to be involved in our personal lives. They don’t . Schools need to go back to focusing on academics and raise the ridiculously low test scores and stay out of our personal and social lives.

This assignments was given in a third grade class.


And some replies to this post:

Outrageous …I would return it with…before my child tells you his or her personal life at home please give us your personal answers to these questions other wise take your paper and use it the next time you need to wipe.


My son was given an assignment like this 30+ yrs ago. This is nothing new. I fought this battle back then. Sex Ed was just beginning to be taught at middle school level. My son said he learned more about how to use a condom than to abstain and how to use drugs and get away with it than staying away from them.


I think I would need more context before I find this objectionable. What class was it being done for – was this a turned in sheet or did it just get checked off as done. For example if this was a cultural class – where they are talking discussing backgrounds … it would be appropriate to think about and acknowledge your own background. Not everything is nefarious. This would be inappropriate if say it was handed out in a Math or English class or was collected by the teacher as a getting to know you excercise. But there is some educational value in those questions being asked. Again I think context is key.


most kids will be handed an assignment to do and just do it, then tell their parents about it later. By then, the damage has been done! Yes, there are circumstances where some of those questions are relevant to a discussion, but it is still programming your child to give info that is no one else’s business!


this was an assignment given to 3rd grade students. IMO there is no justifiable reason to have a third grade child answer these questions.


excuse me! This is way too invasive, and well beyond simply cultural class discussions. With the bias being shown against Conservative Christian families in our corrupt school system, this is potential fodder to fuel abuse. If you want to know I’d my child is Irish, or Norwegian, I have no problem. However, this questionnaire is infringing on personal privacy, and should not be given to children, but to parents, to decide what they care to divulge or not.


I don’t think a third grader could discern when to answer vaguely.
These questions are nobody’s business, especially at this age. Maybe, maybe, upper junior high or high school.


Are you a member of an ethnic group? Isn’t everyone?


this is not homework this is a SURVEY/POLL for one of their crazy cooked schemes.


The school is gathering information about your children, just in case they need it for CPS or something.


I remember answering questions like this as a child in ps all the time I always felt it was so strange. Now looking back this is so extreme this should be an adult survey that people agree to take not focused upon students who don’t even know why they have to do this.



Here is a post from the Texas anti-testing group:

Why exactly does the school feel they need this information? I filled it out last year but now I’m wondering why. What is it really for?


Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

My daughters school says no one in Duval county has or can opt out of iready so if you can please list your school and grade in Duval county if they have made such accommodations for you?


And here is a reply to this post:

Do you want me to tag you in posts on opt out Duval? I saw there is a [name redacted] from Duval who said she opts out of iReady. Schools are full of it. I was told the same of FSA when I first moved here and testing coordinator was all over me when I mentioned it in conferences.



And another post from this group:

Sarasota County peeps… which schools are you opting out of iReady.

We know admin likes to lie, but I have a couple of friends who are being told no one opts out of iReady and we know good and well that’s not true.

I’ll start in the comments.


And some replies to this post:

Woodland Middle 8th grade.


It’ll be at Pineview when I get a chance to get there


Imagine NP – kindergartn



Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

Passing along information, our home school charter school (Inspire Charter) sent a letter informing us of the CHYA curriculum for 8th and 9th graders. The letter included the link to the curriculum. It also included information on how to submit a letter if you would like your child to be excused from the curriculum. Mind you, the parents are being asked to teach this curriculum to begin with. Even though, it is all up to me as the parent, I will still be excusing my daughter formally with a letter. I will cover all of this education in our own way and on our own timeline.


And some replies to this post:

I’m glad we have a choice 😊


We are with inspire as well. Last year a letter was sent out regarding the same things and it was simple to opt out. I’m so glad we are able to make these choices this way. If I went and sent my kids to our districts school. We wouldn’t be able to be sure they aren’t learning something we don’t want them to! Even if we opted out. Our values and morals are what we want our kids to learn. Not someone else’s or a states agenda for them!


Ocean Grove charter school too. My kids are to young still, but I worry when they are old enough there will be no opt out. Praying I’m wrong.


We are with River Springs Charter and they have arranged it the same way. The Sex Ed stuff at our particular location is done at home, online, under supervision of the parent on one of my daughter’s home school days. I will still opt out as I have already taken it upon myself to teach this stuff to her.



Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

Hello I have two children in elementary school and never knew I could opt my kids out of iready. I haven’t been opposed to this program as my oldest son seems to enjoy it. Tonight before bed, my daughter told me she had to miss recess today along with her class because they had to go to the computer lab to get their iready minutes in for the day/week or whatever… I was a little irritated because she’s being punished by missing recess. Missing recess just doesn’t sit well with me.


Here is a post from a South Dakota anti-Common Core group:

Under the guise of mental health, a web of mind-control is being spun around all children in the USA.

https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/education/school-resumes-in-rapid-city-with-renewed-focus-on-mental/article_21f23baa-be64-5462-92c9-af76f8ac666d.html


Heads up in NY. New red flag laws allows schools to come and take your guns: https://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25919881&bcid=25919881&rssid=25919871&item=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.edweek.org%2Fv1%2Few%2Findex.html%3Fuuid%3DC4D35746-D87E-11E9-990C-8AF258D98AAA&cmp=soc-edit-fb


Looks like SJW indoctrination is taking its toll on medical schools: https://www.frc.org/updatearticle/20190918/med-students


Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

Thanking you for letting me join My son in p.r.i.d.e he’s 6 year old (7 in nov) and is autistic sensory processing disorder behavioral problems in 1st grade. We’re working on doing a review IEP meeting and I told Lady In Charge today that I want to opt out of i ready she thought I was joking and told me that District uses it for testing and I told her no I’m serious I want to opt out and she says she never even heard of that and she would have to look it up. He spends 25 minutes in the morning on reading work/i ready on the computer and 25 minutes in the afternoon a math work/ i ready on the computer they don’t help him at the school like his last school. They told me they can’t so he tested way below first grade standards he’s never done the testing by himself. it’s always a fight he has such a hard time with reading i ready
Are there any forms or laws that can help me opt out of i ready im so over it


Here is a post from the Christian Law Association page:

Our attorneys were called by a concerned public school parent after discovering her child’s science teacher had put up a display questioning the validity of Noah’s Ark. Our attorneys assured this parent that this teacher was absolutely violating the law – it is illegal to denigrate the religion of any student. Contact our ministry for your specific situation.


High school cheerleaders punished for supporting Trump: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/33432-high-school-cheerleaders-disciplined-for-posing-with-trump-maga-banner


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

Texas parents!! It is time to say… No!
This is a lesson for 6th grade in Austin ISD.
Question: Are the teachers showing this video licensed Child Psychologist?

Not only is this a complete violation of parental rights, and NOT the role of the school to promote, this is a disaster waiting to happen.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 15 to 24 and the third leading cause of death among youth aged 10 to 14 (CDC, 2010). Among youth who identify as sexual minorities, the likelihood of death by suicide has been estimated to be two to seven times greater than the likelihood of death by suicide among heterosexual youth (Haas et al., 2011). Haas et al. suggest that such a range exists because records of death rarely include a person’s sexual orientation. More precise data exist on the prevalence of suicidal ideation among sexual minority youth, however, with twice as many reporting a desire or intent to die when compared to heterosexual youth (King et al., 2008).”

Did you know- One of the most controversial hires by Tx Commissioner of Ed Mike Morath was AJ Crabill, Deputy of Governance of the TEA making $180k a year and whose highest attainment of education is a high school diploma See here https://womenonthewall.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Can-I-See-Morath.Crabill.pdf

From this link: http://bradleyosborn.com/200807_airick.pdf

“In 2008, West ran for, and won the at-large seat on the Kansas City, Mo., School Board. He says he is getting along with his fellow board members well, and he plans to set foot in every school in the district during his tenure.

One of the first things Kansas City, Mo., School Board Member Airick Leonard West wanted to discuss was his idea for adding transgender-inclusive language to the school district’s nondiscrimination policy. West wants to follow K.C. Councilwoman Beth Gottstein’s lead, and make discrimination based on gender identity/gender expression within the Kansas City, Mo., School District a thing of the past. The issue of broaching the gender identity/gender expression oversight was brought to West by one of his YLI delegates, Timothy Sallee. Another salient topic for West and his constituents is the return to community schools.”

I believe Airick West, now known as AJ Crabill was put in place to implement these policies.


Looks like NYC schools are letting kids skip class for climate protests: https://www.independentsentinel.com/communism-nyc-schools-send-kids-to-global-climate-protests/


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

Students in the Eco Club at Steamboat Springs High School plan to skip class Friday for a climate change strike.


Here are some posts from the California anti-radical sex ed group in regards to the sex ed sit out:

My kids school moved the awards ceremony “last minute” to this day….


E. Whittier, Orchard Dale Elementary – Kept both my kids home. Sister-in-law went to take her kids and said there were hardly any kids there. She decided to sit hers out too.


I Don’t Think Anyone At My Kids School Even Know About It Yet! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️


same, the few parents I reached didn’t really care. I kept my kid home.


I kept my kids home and posted for a week day and night on my facebook and Instagram..it stirred things up and got lots of parents phoning the school and district to find out what was up with our districts sex ed and what’s to come ..my elementary principal got word and sent a phone call and email out to parents to calm their worry .. I called my superintendent like I have a million times in 3 years with him never responding to me personally even once ..but today I did get a call from his assistant. We had a long conversation I told her my city of Carlsbad wants a statement from our superintendent and for him to speak up on why we see him proudly support LGBTQ community in all the schools and why there are rainbow LGBTQ posters in everyclass room in our middle school and why the LGBTQ club is going in to every class and inviting and enticing students to join ?!!! And informed her 4 teen boys have come to me with tears feeling uncomfortable and not safe ..we want the superintendent to make our kids safe and know where he stands. But as far as the sit out ..I don’t think many followed me .
But it did stir up worry and concern and conversations!!!


a success in OC! Watch is on cbs 2 and kcal 9


People knew about it here, word was spread on our local page, but people agreed with it 😦 Sad what are world has come to, what they think is okay. Some of the comments were:
Your kids dont want to learn that shit from you. You shouldn’t be talking to your kids about shit like that. That’s fucking weird.
Your child is going to end up pregnant.
They wlnt be teaching anything different now than they did before.
It didnt matter what you said, what proof you showed… Most just didn’t care because our law makers wouldn’t do “that”.


I gave 8 forms to parents to sign and turn in to the principle. 6 I know for sure we’re signed and turned in. We all stayed home today about 8 of us at least. This is for preschool. We only have about 12 students in class so this was big. We are at the Glendale school district


I was only able to sit out my elementary school kids bc my older kids said they HAD to go. But here’s what I typed in my reason.
Sexx Ed sit out
Because No children regardless of age or grade should be subjected to the new curriculum forced on the schools by the state mandates. More parents should be notified of it’s pornographic how to guide. Parents may opt out of course but many will not and then the kids who were opted out will still be subjected to the other kids sharing and story telling of what happened. The curriculum should be removed. Stick to basic body functions and reproductive organs, safe sex including abstinence. Not a how to guide for graphic porno style fetishes. If I showed these things to any kids in my home I’d go to jail for distribution of pornography.


I posted about it on my Facebook page and was inboxed with some very unkind messages… Many said they have no issues with the curriculum and would support it. 😫


I went to Riverside and joined that group. Parents, grandparents, kids, signs – wish I would have taken a picture! As we waved our signs, we got regular honks from cars along University. We all cheered the horn beepers. 🙂 We had 20-25 people. I wish there were more – next time!



Here is a post from a friend of mine:

It’s pretty shocking that MVP, a k-12 math provider, would sue a parent for being critical of its Common Core math curriculum. But did you know that MVP math has a partner called “Open Up Resources”? Open Up Resources is funded by some pretty wealthy folks…including millions from Bill Gates.

So MVP is suing a parent and Gates is funding MVP’s partner
Got it. SilencingParents


Here is another post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

I want to view some curriculum that’s not online that my daughters school is using . I was told that i can have 30 minutes to view it & 15 minutes to talk it over with the teacher. Iam pretty sure there should be NO time limit on me viewing the curriculum? I was told d/t copyright laws I could not take pictures or copies of any material, thoughts ?


Watch out for those school surveys in Oakdale, Louisiana! https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/19/louisiana-parents-outraged-over-state-health-survey-asking-sexually-explicit-questions/


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

There is still time for people to apply for the workgroups that will decide Texas Health TEK Standards and Sex-Ed.

People we DO NOT want deciding the standards will be out in full force with this sick manual they are promoting for Texas schoolchildren –

http://tfn.org/sex-ed/Time-For-Change-TX-2019.pdf


It looks like 100 students have walked out of class at Clinton Rosette Middle School in Dekalb, Illinois as part of the “climate strike”: https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/middle-schoolers-skip-class-climate


Dozens of students also walked out in Springfield, Illinois for the “climate strike”: https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/interview-springfield-youth-rally-climate-change-policy


It’s best if you didn’t send your kids to San Diego State University, unless you want them to become future Epsteins: https://www.zerohedge.com/health/ohio-college-normalizes-pedophilia-sexual-orientation


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group from someone from Chico Unified School District in Chico, CA

Fellow parents in California…..Did anyone get a message from their School District that they will be marking kids absent who want to do the National Climate Strike walk out protest that happened yesterday 9/20? I got an email (in the comments) yesterday an hour before the event telling me if my child choose to go there would be no consequences given. Basically a free pass to ditch school?? At this strike there were voter registration booths for the 16 and 17 yr old attendees. The adult speakers were encouraging them to register. Also there were liberal candidates campaigning there and making political speeches to the impressionable teenager on how they support Climate Change and even signed a GND pledge. This was a complete political ploy on our youth.


And another post from this group:

Anyone from RUSD in Riverside? I want to chat about an issue I just discovered on our children’s chromebooks in Tk-5. I will be going to the district, but as you know, one parent complaining will do nothing. I would like to talk to you about what I found, have you find it for yourself, and ask you to join me in speaking to the district. I will be finding out on Monday who to voice our concerns too.

Sorry, I posted this yesterday morning and it was just approved today, and I have not been on Facebook today. The program is called “MyOn”. My daughter was logged on under her log in, I was not logged in under a parent mode. This is completely accessible by students to use independently and they are encouraged to use it at school during free time and at home for required reading and leisurely reading. When my daughter first told me about the program, it sounded interesting and I didn’t have an issue with it. It is an online library with thousands of books that is paid for by the district. Students can choose to read the book themselves or have the program read the book aloud, each word highlighting as it is read so they can follow along. Two days later she reads out loud, “All About Me”, “that sounds interesting”. I take the Chromebook from her so that I explore the books within this genre. This genre seems as though it has the potential to have touchy subject matter within it. My suspicion proved to be true. My daughter is in 2nd grade. There are children age 6-8 in her class with access to this information. One book was titled “The Night My Dad Went to Jail”. Now this book may be perfectly fine for certain 2nd graders, those whose fathers have gone to jail and the book is being read to them with a parent or a counselor. Not for the general 2nd grade population. There are other sex education books that are geared, in my opinion, towards 5th-7th grade WITH a parents permission AND guidance. These books INCLUDE pictures. The sex education books go in to more detail than I have taught my daughter because I don’t feel she needs to know anymore at this point. The district has taken it upon themselves to educate her without my permission. Another book series is in a Q&A format and talks about shoplifting, amongst other issues that 2nd graders do not have. There is also a title on HIV. Many of the titles say they are for grades 4-8. One: My child is in grade 2 and has access to them, why aren’t these titles being filtered out? Two: I do not want my child to have access to these even in grade 4. Three: That is a huge age range, a book with sexual education material for an 8th grader is currently available to our 2nd graders. I encourage you to check this out. If you disagree with this, please contact me so we can contact the district as a group.


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

How to get asked by the BYU administration to leave campus: Hand out pocket Constitutions on Constitution Day.

How not to get asked by the BYU administration to leave: Hand out rainbow bracelets and rainbow stickers on campus for “Rainbow Day” to protest the prophet.

Shows you where BYU is at right now.


And some replies to this post:

Well, gee golly. Good thing I haven’t been pressuring my kids to go there. So sad.


They have been denying the gospel for some time now


Similar crap happened when I was there from 2000-2008. They even kicked moms off campus who came to gather signatures for the Prop 8 petition in California.


I guess I’m lucky that I graduated in 1997, back when it was still a nice place to be. My experience was so awesome, just so much fun. It’s too bad that atmosphere doesn’t still exist for all of our kids.


well, I was chair of the College Republicans and every time we tried to do something political we got the whip cracked on us. I orchestrated the departure of the club from the student organization umbrella to the PoliSci department and that fixed a lot.


So I called BYU Administration and asked about this. What I was told was that no one can come on to campus and distribute pamphlets (or anything else) but if they are part of a group or club they can get approval to distribute pamphlets (or whatever else) but they can only distribute them in certain areas. That makes complete sense! I’m glad I called! 😊


We’ve tried to get conservative and libertarian groups approved on campus and have gone to all levels of the bureaucracy and have been stonewalled. The students are doing the best they can in the circumstances they are in.

When I was a student I tried to form a Young Americans for Freedom club at BYU. I went to BYU Clubs and was informed that BYUSA doesn’t allow political clubs. Then we tried to become a department club and emailed, requested, met with the department chair were informed that we didn’t need to have a YAF chapter or any other group because we had the College Republicans. Other students like those who attempted to start the TPUSA chapter, the students who tried to start a pro-life chapter last semester at BYU have had the same problems. The administration will allow feminist groups and Amnesty International to have groups because they’re “not political” but block non-partisan issue or philosophically based groups even when these groups have faculty members ready and willing to be faculty advisers for the groups. We expressed willingness to curtail the kinds of activities and topics we;d talk about, were willing to let them send informants to watch us and make sure we were following the rules, but they still wouldn’t approve. Now they’re a private institution, they have the right to make that decision. That doesn’t mean I can’t shine light on it and hope they’ll change.

So the students at BYU that I work with now often meet off of campus and try to recruit when they can. The reason I made this original post was to point out the apparent discrepency in how this policy is enforced. We were informed that our groups couldn’t be approved because if they allowed our non-approved group to hand out things they’d have to let other groups do it too. Is there a BYU LGBTQ group that is approved? I don’t think so and yet they were able to do this with or without approval? If they want to have these rules fine, but they should be consistent in it and the fact they’re not being consistent and favoring certain groups with certain agendas is troubling. That was the primary purpose of this original post.


http://www.defendingutah.org/post/2019/09/04/BYU-Professor-Pushing-Removal-of-Family-Proclamation



Upon asking someone from the Utah anti-Common Core group if the Climate Strike protests were related to the UN Climate Summit in Utah, I receieved the following reply:

Oh it absolutely does. The U.N. is actively recruiting youth that call themselves “climate warriors”. They use fear to make them believe they will have no future if we don’t ACT NOW on climate change. Part of their strategy is the school walk outs & protests.

This is the Youth Compact they passed at the end of the Utah conference (no vote was taken, it was just adopted & applauded):

https://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/content/youth-climate-compact-0

All I have, other than that, was what I witnessed at the conference during a panel discussion with several youth from different countries. They called themselves “climate warriors”, they used words of fear all throughout their speeches… “climate crisis” “ticking time bomb”. Their youth representatives encouraged youth participation in school walk outs. They spoke about the girl sailing around the world to bring awareness to climate change. One of the girls from the Marshall islands believes she won’t have a home by 2030 because the islands will be destroyed by human-caused climate change. They have clearly been taught fear. What would you do if you truly believed you will have no future unless the adults start listening & take action? The United Nations is holding a Youth Climate Summit tomorrow

(https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/youth-summit.shtml). This is their ACT NOW website they promoted during the conference: https://www.un.org/en/actnow/index.shtml


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

Federal Student Unit Record Data System

“Right now Congress is moving toward more federal control of education and our lives with the creation of a federal student unit record data system. Supporters claim critics are worried about the privacy of student data without a valid reason. They are lying to the public, again.”

“If Democrats and Republicans are successful in passing the College Transparency Act (CAT — S.800, H.R. 1766), there will be a national database on students that will eventually include every person in the country. CAT seeks to overturn the ban on a federal student unit record data system that has been in place since 2008 and establish a system to collect personal student data.”

Supposedly, this is partly to set up a consumer college information center to help families decide on a college. But in reality, this consumer product information will include highly personal information about families. The national database will include highly personal information about families and hold a range of personal data.

“Here’s another problem. Both Democrats and Republicans are skirting around the fact that, under the 10th Amendment, the federal government has absolutely no authority to be involved in education – in anyway, at any level. Violating Constitutional law has not mattered to either political party as they passed numerous federal laws that gradually took over education control from states and local communities.”

In truth, this legislation will enact more infrastructure for the cradle to grave system. Information is less for families and more for government and businesses. It’s about social impact investing through government bonds with our very own little human capital (students) as well as a step closer to America’s own social credit system. In the short term, it’s about $$$s, but in the long term which is rarely considered, it’s about the loss of a great deal of freedom.


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

**Update: I just heard back from school, I emailed them yesterday. They will allow her to take the test. And no, my daughter didn’t misunderstand. The teacher specifically said “I was TOLD to give you a zero for the midterm” I had her repeat the teachers verbiage again because I was puzzled who it was that “told”
I’m only glad it’s resolved.

We participate in the Sex Ed sit out last Thursday. The school is retaliating against my child by not allowing her to retake a midterm that was given on that day. She’s a 7th grader. The school usually encourages students to retake tests to improve grades if they had scored low on a test, this has always been a precedent at ACMS (Dry Creek School District.) Her teacher informed her that she was told to give her a zero for the midterm. My daughter had the highest grade in the entire class -100% the entire trimester. She cares for her grade more than I do, I know that middle school grades aren’t looked at for college purposes. So, because I as a parent use my right to protest, they are penalizing a child?! I mean, she wants to take the test even after I told her that I don’t care if she does it. I don’t want her to be discouraged if she’s not rewarded for her hard work with a correct grade. Thoughts?


And some replies to this post:

I would fight that. If she was absent she should be able to make that up.


if she was excused legally. I don’t think protests are covered as an excused absence


And yet recently in the news there was a whole slew of kids that were taken out of the school with teachers and some parents in order to protest climate change? Students that didn’t want to do that were allowed to stay back at school and do something else?? Sounds like a lawsuit to me. I Believe that if you do what is in your heart for the protection of your child against this atrocity going on with the SEXXX ED CURRICULUM that regardless of a failing grade you will be the winner in the end. A grade vs. principal and morality and garbage.


Check the school district Retaliation Policy and fall back on that as your ground/base of argument and appeal to higher ups including the Director of Human Resources and services.


First steps first. Have you, as a parent, emailed or communicated with her teacher yet? That may help with giving her some sort of credit. My daughter missed for breaking her arm and had something similar. The teacher said if I had emailed he would have been able to retake for full credit and he’s now letting her retake for partial credit.
Let your daughter know you support her efforts in school and that she’ll be ok. She has plenty of time to bring up her grade and these grades won’t make or break her in the future!
Handle it professionally first then if it’s not a satisfactory response, move up the chain! Make the administration admire the way you are handling this situation as you’ll receive respect in the form of compliance with what your trying to prove!


Take it as a teachable moment for her. Talk about social manipulation to get compliance. How this can be dangerous to our freedoms as Americans.


Yes, fight it! If they took her to an abortion clinic, she’d be excused; if they had an lbgtq day, she’d be excused; they shouldn’t discriminate when it is something which goes against their agenda!


in Berkeley, they actually treated the climate march as a field trip and took the children from their schools to participate. 🤦🏼‍♀️


Yes they are absolutely penalizing your child as a way to discourage you from doing any future sit outs and not 100% complying with their agenda. They lose money when you’re child is absent and all they care about is their bottom line. Schools this year scheduled mid terms and rescheduled picture days and awards assemblies as tactics to get people to avoid sitting out. This will have to be a teachable moment as her grade plummets. Unfortunately when at public you’re at the hands of the their rules abs agenda and when you have an unexcused absence on a midterm day, they have the upper hand.


By law protesting is an excused absence in California. Which means any work or tests can be made up. Go through the district. My four kids were cleared for our protest days at the Capital.


Hire a attorney. Today. Seriously. I had a teacher give me zeros for a week because I told another teacher the real reason I couldn’t do a math problem she was helping me with was that my math teacher didn’t teach our class like she was supposed to and if you raised your hand for help math teacher would say put your hand down, I’m eating my crackers. Which was true. That math teacher pulled me out of another class, pulled me into hallway, screamed at me in my face, threatened me, then said I was getting zeros for a week. She bullied me the rest of the year. Even started rumors about me to other kids in my class. I wish I had told my parents everything she was doing and had fought back. I wish I had sued her ass

what’s worse is the principal came by after the teacher pulled me into the hallway and she made me stay outside in the hallway, the principal walked by and asked why i was in the hallway and i told her what happened and that she was giving me zeros for a week because of something I said and how could she do that? Grades are based on work. And the principal said, well the teacher is always right and walked away

I really wish I had gotten her trouble, I know good and well I wasn’t the only one she was inappropriate with.


Since the school pulled back & is allowing her to take the test, I will not be seeking attorneys help at this time
(please see the update to my original post above)


Parents, Part of the reason our state is in this mess is because adults were unwilling to stand up and experience the consequences of rejecting bad policies, laws and individuals. We can only help our children learn to be people of principles by engaging in this issue on the personal level. We must lead and train our children to be strong IN the battles we are called to.



Here is a post from the Florida anti-iReady group:

Have been going back and forth with Kahn Academy and my child’s school. KA is refusing to delete my child’s PII and says they don’t have to under FERPA. Unbelievable that privacy laws are seemingly written to protect these companies and schools. What else do I have to say or do to get the company or school system to comply with my request? This email was sent to me after I asked for the law which allows them to maintain accounts without parental permission.

schools are utilizing KA for grades, to track the students in the county etc. I’m fighting that. Used for classwork and homework grades. Many kids don’t have frequent daily access to complete these assignments, they are not teacher led, not all topics are being taught in class before students are expected to learn them via a computer program. It’s another data point that I don’t want kept on my kid. Used as a part of Project Acceleration which means I’m sure the teachers are in turn being assessed by the results somehow. I’m against any computer program replacing direct instruction by a teacher, accountability via standardized assessments & computer programs. All of it also plays into the VAM scam.
[The email screenshots were removed as they had the parent’s name in them.]


Here is a post from the Texas anti-STAAR group:

My son came home today and told me that another student was talking about STAAR test. My son mentioned that he didn’t have to take it. The student was confused and asked the teacher. The teacher told My son that he had to take it. My son replied that you got my letter from my mom opting me out. She said yes and it didn’t matter. So I am emailing her. Here is my response:

Hello,

I hope you have received the letter opting my son out of the math STAAR. He told me what happened in class today about another student asking him about him opting out. I would appreciate it if you would not tell my son that the letter I gave you and the school at his ARD meeting doesn’t matter. My son IS NOT taking the STAAR test and any communication from this point in about the test needs to come through me in regards to my son.

How does this sound? I want to get the point across but not sound rude about it either. I sub at his school too.


This scheme of recording children in Detroit has so much potential for abuse: https://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2019/09/24/detroit-parents-word-count-literacy-bloomberg-philanthropies/2367129001/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

“[GOOGLE] has launched a new offering called “transformation report,” which offers administrators a bird’s-eye view of how each Google tool is used across their schools, and how the tools align with their district’s technology goals. The main feature is a dashboard that lets administrators see usage data across all G Suite for Education apps—including Calendar, Classroom, Docs, Forms, Hangouts and Sheets…
==> Transformation reports are available for “free”, but for Google there’s a self-promotional component. Based on the product usage data and survey feedback, the dashboard will recommend teacher training programs and other paid professional development resources offered by the company.”


Here is a post from the Utah anti-Common Core group in regards to the article above:

I tried to opt my kids out of some programs, but it’s virtually impossible now because everything is integrated. They use Google for everything. Google Classroom, Google Docs, Pages, etc., as well as other online programs that are integrated with Google. You cannot escape it. I asked my high school aged son about it and he said you could not participate in classroom collaborate on homework and assignments without having a Google account. You basically have two choices; give in to Google, or pull your kids out of public school. They’ve literally made it impossible to protect your kids from data mining.



And another post from her:

What if parents don’t want this? Then what?
No choice.

https://singularityhub.com/2019/09/24/new-ai-systems-are-here-to-personalize-learning/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Here is an article, put together by the educrats, that ties SEL, EdTech, Project Unicorn, etc all together: https://www.eschoolnews.com/2019/01/01/96-edtech-predictions-for-k12-in-2019/


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

3 Public schools in San Fran, with children as young as 5, march against the detention camps at the border and chant…… “WHO DO WE HATE, DONALD TRUMP.”

butter schools aren’t indoctrination CAMPS or anything. 🙄


And here is a post that was shared in this group:

Rant alert…. 😤

I attended a virtual town hall at the Orange County Department of Education. The topic was “Closing the Achievement Gap”.

The townhall began with California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond thanking everybody for joining and asking why it is in spite of all their efforts the Gap persists. Thirteen different districts participated in the town hall. Each district had the opportunity to ask 2 questions, make a comment and/or a recommendation If time allowed.

I expected to hear ideas and solutions revolving around academics (math, english, science), or something relevant on how to close the academic achievement gap. Unfortunately none of the solutions brought forth by neither the districts or Sacramento included focusing on academic strategies.

The majority of the town hall revolved around identity politics, being more culturally sensitive and providing mental health services to our children. By the end of the town hall I had NO IDEA what gap they were actually trying to close considering that none of the recommendations involved the word “academics”.

These are the recommendations/solutions some of the districts brought up:

•Fresno: Suggested Social Emotional Learning and teacher preparation.

•Solano Unified- Wants the California Department of Education to pressure the California Teachers Association to streamline diverse teaching candidates.

•Fresno- Wants the California Department of Education to promote culturally relevant activities.

•Alameda- Concerned that America is becoming less diverse.

•Solano- Would like to focus more on early education/Pre-K and data reporting timelines.

•Orange County-States concerns with parents not being heard by Sacramento and concerns about our parental rights.

•Riverside- Would like more culturally responsive teaching, more early elementary school and middle school counselors. They also want more male educators of color and more models of ethnic studies. The speaker also wants to address the “whole child”.

•California State Superintendent Thurmond- Stated ”Children need to see themselves in their textbooks”.

Some other suggestions were More Health resources, creating local partnerships and earlier education (placing 2-4 year old children in schools).

Not a single one of the suggestions actually focused on academics. Aside from the recommendation several of us Orange County parents made of focusing on more parental involvement, none of the solutions revolved around working with the parents.

Schools are concerned about the Social and Emotional “issues” our children are having yet one of their solutions is to remove the child from the parents care earlier, approx ages 2-4 years old by providing “early education”. There is absolutely no way I would ever hand my child to a government institution at the tender age of 2-4 years old. Children need the nurturing, protection and example set by their parents and their own family as long as possible.

Perhaps if our schools wasted less time having our children take useless surveys, unnecessary testing, 10 days of sex Ed, days of trying to socially and emotionally program our children or months pushing identity politics we can make better use of that time and actually focus on academics and closing that achievement gap Sacramento claims to be so concerned about.

And they wonder why the achievement gap is growing.🤦🏻‍♀️

The most productive part of the evening was having been able to speak to Ms. Olmstead who stayed behind after the meeting to discuss some of our concerns.

P.S. One of the concerns several of us parents who attended the meeting brought up was that we do not feel heard by Sacramento. We asked what they were planning on doing to help us feel heard….They did not even address our question… I suppose that was our response…🤷🏽‍♀️


Looks like New Jersey schools are throwing good books in the dumpster to replace them with questionable or even outright SJW books: https://pjmedia.com/trending/n-j-schools-pushing-far-left-indoctrination-what-the-hell-is-betsy-devos-doing/


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

So the face of Early Childhood Education continually moves to an Orwellian state. I am attending a meeting on on October 3 to learn about the statewide California Workforce Registry tracking teachers and the IPenwheel that tracks every child registered for ECE education. Each year they increase the amount and scope of needed information. Not sure when it will be mandatory.


And here are the replies to this post:

What’s ipenwheel


It is becoming a statewide data base to track children from cradle to career. Each year it has increased is scope and capacity. I will update after the meeting.


Not as scary as when you learn that this program is actually national (technically, it’s international as it’s tied to UN Agenda 2030, the same thing pushing the Climate Strike stuff.) This document is from 2016

https://web.archive.org/web/20170302190652/http://www.ncpn.info/2016-downloads/CP-JointLetterFinal-4-22-2016.pdf


All the nuanced words- “skilled, partnerships, quality” are ways to hide the control and stripping of choice and freedom. 🍅


So I tried to sign up for a professional learning class, it denied access until I have my Work Force number. NOT HAPPY 😡😡😡


What kind of class? Private? Community college? I’m sorry to pry and ask personal questions but I have not heard this before. If you don’t answer I will understand.


A professional learning class offered by the OC Department of Ed. I am not satisfied with giving all of the data needed to get the number. Not being able to take the required class (3 hours of PL/PD) until I sign onto this statewide teacher tracking system is so Big Brother. Our state continues down this path.


That is unbelievable. Huge invasion of privacy. I’m sorry you have this in your way of learning.



Here is a post from the Common Core Diva:

A special end of my workforce development series! While some save the best for last, I saved the most damning for last. PreK in workforce classes?
Absolutely. Where you live used against you? Indeed.

Notes & evidence from a recent NASBE webinar.

https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/pigeonholed/


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

I don’t really know where to find answers. Google isn’t bringing up anything that pertains to Utah Law and rights.

It’s highly concerning to me that public schools give vision and hearing and scoliosis (and who knows what else) tests to minors without informing and obtaining documented informed consent from parents prior to the screenings being given.

Nor access to the health data collected from the minors following the screenings.

Nor given access to correspondence with the medical providers or personnel.

Does anyone have resources for me to go research answers?

Maybe there’s a list of all the screenings that Utah schools give?

EDIT: I’m not against screenings, I just want to be an informed parent.

I went above the school, to the district.
I’ve talked to 8 different departments and no one knows who or what department gives authorization for students to be screened without parent permission or notification.
This is highly concerning as alarming.
The most common answer I have gotten is “we have just been doing this, this way for a long time, at every school“
They said it is a state requirement. So it looks like I have to go to the department of education.


Good for these parents in Austin, Texas for standing up to the radical Planned Parenthood sex ed curriculum that their school district is considering: https://www.lifenews.com/2019/09/25/parents-stand-up-to-planned-parenthood-sex-ed-program-pushing-abortion-and-sex-on-pre-teens/


Here is a post from the Common Core Diva:

Warriors, MSNBC is streaming the Global Citizen Festival right now.
In the past 10 minutes, SDG #4 was brought up (quality education for all). Citi (finance group) and our federal government pledged $12 million, each, for global education. So, while all heads were turned towards an infamous teen, Trump’s administration gave UNICEF this taxpayer gift. Given as encouragement during this announcement, was the charge to involve more private biz into education. ESSA also mandated more P3s in Ed. Coincidence? Hardly.


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Very interesting pushback on this. Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi Zuckerberg, (for some odd reason?) gave the keynote at the annual meeting for National Assocn College Admission Counseling NACAC19.
Thankfully, people actually got up and left. Asked for refunds. Said how inappropriate it was. Check out the tweets. My favorite :
“Interesting to see that the ed tech companies seem to have enjoyed what
@randizuckerberg
had to say at NACAC19. Those of us who actually work with students? Not so much.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/NACAC19?src=hashtag_click

Naviance presents today. Future changes. Hmmm.


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

2018 SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS! I can tell you so many stories about this district! New superintendent, new assistant superintendent, new staffer all over see this curriculum since it’s roll out district wide. I can tell you a story about how a parent (yes, a former teacher in the district and now a union rep) attended the meetings for curriculum review and made comments that are outrageous and other teachers concurred with the comments from this individual that…”yes, kids need to know about anal and oral sex” and “since the district is describing vaginal sex then in all fairness according to the laws they have to provide descriptions for anal and oral sex too”. I want to remind you this was 5th grade curriculum for 10 and 11 year old children. And, he continued with “otherwise the district is going to be sued by various lobbying and legal groups if they fail to implement this to the fullest extend of the law” (though the district did not include anal and oral for 5th grade btw, they didn’t add it, the lesson plan does list the “anus” or did list it on the lesson plan titled “sexual and reproductive anatomy”…yes, as part of the sexual and reproductive anatomy, oh, I kid you not). Remember this district rolled out this curriculum to 5th grade without board approval, without board oversight, without board discussion, and not one vote from the board. The board president telling me later that they didn’t know anything about it! That they didn’t know how it happened! There was also NO PARENT INPUT prior to it roll out either. Why? Well, I guess the staffers and those associated with the curriculum thought since the State Dept of Ed had approved the curriculum at a state level they didn’t need any parent oversight at the local level! However, I can also tell you that this was perhaps the 7 reporter that I spoke with at my local newspaper. The previous other 6 reporters all suddenly left within a couple of weeks after my talking to them. In this particular case, I spoke to this reporter at the insistence of the one leaving. I found out this reporters name (who wrote this article) on the last day of the previous reporters work for this newspaper. It was Friday and it was his last day! An investigative reporter btw who left. The previous 5 other to this ranged from the education reporters and including local reporters about various local issues, but let me say it again, SIX, let me say that again, SIX reporters who I talked with at our paper left the paper within a couple of weeks after my discussing these issues concerning our district. Each reporter telling me after I spoke to them that they would speak to their editor! After the last reporter, number 7, spending over an hour on the phone with her, I called the editor and said if she leaves, I’ll not believe in coincidences as I had all the names of those who left with paper trail to boot! So, a couple of weeks later, this news article from this reporter in the newspaper. I do not know if she is still there at the paper or not. Over that previous 7 months, however, I had given twice monthly public comments to my board. I had also by this time reviewed this curriculum over the summer and my board approved the curriculum with vote Sept 24, 2018. I also sat on the curriculum committee that summer before this report was finally made to the public. Did my district change the curriculum? Not really and certainly it was still as age inappropriate at it was prior to the curriculum review and finally getting approval via board vote. Very minor changes were made. Oh, how I can tell you stories that are all documented in emails back to the dept of ed and to my board and to my representatives. Yes, also shared with the reporters at my local newspaper! DOCUMENT DOCUMENT DOCUMENT! That’s my recommendation to you all. Create the paper trail of every conversation and every outcome and every instance of ridiculousness from any staffer, or board member, or curriculum committee member, or any one else who you talk to…just create the paper trail for what ever may come….we need to document document and document and more!


And some replies to this post:

I really hope parents start opening their eyes about the perversion of this curriculum and stand up for their children.


Sadly this is the law of the land as passed by elected officials. They don’t want to promote abstinence because planned Parenthood is shelling out some big money to promote and encourage sex so that people will use abortion as a form of birth control and they’ll stand to make big profits. Also if you haven’t thought about it before, pedophilla and sexual immorality are rampant, just take a look at the maps on sex offender websites… Its like a plague. Imagine how many we don’t know about who are not on those maps who are careful about not getting caught. The wicked are also in places of power and are why these things are getting through in a very sneaky fashion. Stand up and fight people, things are going to get worse!


I know what you’re trying to say, but be careful with “law of the land,” because that part is not true. Law of the Land is the Constitution, that’s supreme law. Just because idiot people pass unlawful statutes doesn’t make them “law,” it actually makes them “null and void, without force of law, it doesn’t exist.” Really, while we work to restore real education in America, we need the movements to withdraw their children from the system and starve that beast to death.


For California it came in two laws. SB48 called the “Fair Act” or “Equality Act” passed in 2011. Though I can say that curriculum with bondage and masturbation was already being “piloted” to various district through out CA prior to this law passing. Then the double down. AB329 The Healthy Youth Act passed in 2015. These two laws work together hand in hand to give us the curriculum all approved by the dept of ed by the “handpicked” curriculum committee at the state level all staffed by yea slayers, not nay slayers. Though I heard there was heated discussion (about some of the content not being age appropriae and these individual agreed on a compromise…one with wiggle room…in the law AB329 (oh yeah, got that documented too). so, there was some heated conversation about the curriculum’s from some people. I’m pretty much sure those nay slayers are no longer at the the dept of ed…I’ve got a few name of those I know who are not there any longer. Then of course, the FRAMEWORKS THE CHERRY ON TOP….that cements into place the CURRICULUM because there is going to be all kinds of hell on campus across this state with an increase in sexual assault (in fact we are already seeing it but it’s not being reported) including on elementary campus. You see when you sexualize children before they have the ‘CAPACITY’ to make good decision they make bad decisions…all part of the plan btw…for a pipeline to jail for our children.


It is very sad what is taking place. I didn’t believe it until recently and when I started doing the research and really digging deeper, I was very disturbed at what I found. Even more disturbing perhaps is the lengths they have gone to in order to train school districts on how to lie and keep the parents out of it and funded by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU through a company called Cardea. And where did this money come from, taxpayers. I totally agree that this type of information does not belong anywhere near our kids and parents should be the ones who instruct their children on these matters. Unfortunately many parents these days would rather trust the government to do their jobs for them and as such another reason why we are facing this mess.


There is a book it’s called I kissed dating good bye. I read it when I was a teen and made me really think about my future spouse and how he would feel about me being with a bunch people other then him. Kept me clean and safe and most importantly out of trouble. Why can’t we encourage teens to say think of your future and your one day spouse. Not ok it’s normal to want 10 sexual partners and it’s ok that its both men and women like seriously why are we teaching kids this crap.


sadly- no GRIEVOUSLY, the author of this book has come out recently recanting what he wrote, recanting his faith, and he left his wife


AGAIN -Please DON’T let the School Districts tell you this is MANDATED for the ELEMENTARY level !!! Or that they will be “prosecuted” or “held responsible to the full extent of the law”. AB 329 DOES NOT MANDATE this sex curriculum be taught at the ELEMENTARY Level! It is “available” for the ELEMENTARY level but only MANDATED for 7-12 grades. It is your School Districts CHOICE whether to implement it at the ELEMENTARY level and you can tell them YOU WANT IT OUT of your child’s ELEMENTARY School !!!!


You are so correct [name redacted].There is no “mandate” for elementary school…not for any of it. But, that’s not what the lobbiest who push this curriculum are telling our boards of education. I have information that my board, superintendent and teachers were told at training that they had to implemented this and they were also advised if they didn’t the ACLU (either told them in a letter or was told to them at in person meeting) that hey would be sued if they didn’t implement it. Also to know, I told my board in various public comment they could implement nothing…if they choose to do so…but instead they went ahead and kept the program w/minor changes. All my work to expose the content and tell the story was of no consequence….


Don’t these lawmakers have children or grandchildren? What are they thinking??


They don’t represent us any more. Instead they represent global one world government, lobbyist and corporate interest. It wouldn’t matter which party, its true for both parties. Perhaps some of them, would like to vote against these bills they know which side of the bread it’s buttered and if they don’t comply with a vote than they won’t win their next election and personally I believe (and I’ve been told) that many of so called representatives have been placed in compromising positions with the photo evidence aid in keeping them accountable not to us, but to those that hold the strings. We must not believe they will help us because they can’t or they won’t. So, you must instead do others things…sure we still need to vote them out…we still need to show up in the Capitol. We still need to keep visiting their offices, writing them and there are other things we can do as well. We can take our kids out of the public schools – all of us who can should do this…and there are other things too. We must ask the right questions, seek the answers, and research the for the truth. This is the job we must do. I can say though there are other things in the works.


If Teachers CHOSE to go along with this and don’t stand up to their Unions and REFUSE this, then they are NO BETTER than the people pushing this garbage.



And another post from this group:

https://www.ksby.com/news/local-news/slo-teachers-already-receive-lgbtq-training-encouraged-under-new-ca-law


And here are some replies to this post:

When my 15 yr old was in preschool-13 yrs ago.SLO county had already said no more saying mom.or dad as it offended some, they have always been liberal.and ahead of times for the wrong reasons. One of the many reasons I started homeschooling the very next year. This is my 12 year homeschooling


As a public school teacher I urge parents to protect their children’s thinking from transforming ideology of humanism. Man is his own god. Man defines god. god serves Man as Man sees fit.
This is the vision, the thinking public schools are subtlety or openly teaching.
Decide what thinking you believe serves your children and others best.


Leftists openly state the schools are transformative agents for world change. Get it???
The real revolution starts in the school house. Normalizing leftist ideology is the powerful path to negating individual rights.
IN THE NEAR FUTURE our Constitutional rights and principles will be erased if WE REMAIN PASSIVE, FEARFUL OF THEIR AGGRESSION and SELF CENTERED.
Free speech =GONE. Religion =GONE. Private property =GONE.
The elites will decide everything FOR you.
Pick your battle. I’m fighting, exposing, supporting individual sovereignty NOW!


And I believe it’s sooner than we think [name redacted]. The attack is from all aspects of life globally. It’s so open now.


Guys—- I m a public school TEACHER. I live this. It’s OFF THE HOOK. I AM YELLING AT PARENTS—— Fire!!! Run for their lives. Run NOW!!!!

What we think is the WORST POSSIBLE EVER EVER EVER……. is just the beginning! Thats how evil functions.


My district in SoCal offers a non-mandatory LGBT training. I hope they don’t force me to undergo this training because I’ve already been forced to endure this type of propaganda in ALL of my years of undergrad and graduate school.


I find a large number of mental health issues in the schools today are “masked” under the LGBTQ label, it’s an easy out for kids and school staff alike. It doesn’t help the students or the staff.



And yet another post from this group:

If you want to get rid of the sex Ed curriculum you have to get rid of the people that wrote it here’s an article I found Hope everybody repost this this is what needs to happen get rid of these people. Found this research on this sex Ed The schools are dealing with and thought I would repost it. Someone here asked the question “Who are the writers of the Health Framework?” I asked myself that very same question and so in June 2018 I did some research. The lead staff person at the State Department of Education for the Health Framework is Lindsay Weiss. She enlisted the help of an outside consultant named WestEd. The Project Manager or Technical Expert from WestEd that helped draft the framework is Pamela Spycher. After some more digging on her I found out that back in 1997 she started the first GLSEN in California. She won some award for it in 1998. What you quickly realize is that the people who are involved at all levels come from the extremely radical left marxist communist ideology. They are creating positions within government and then filling them with like-minded people and hiring similar outside consultants. This entire ecosystem is corrupt! After doing all this digging I finally understood how critical it is to “drain the swamp”!!!


And a reply to this post:

There is a Morgan Weiss on staff at a company called WestEd that I found on DuckDuckGo. Also, this WestEd is tied to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. They are also tied to a bunch of SEL stuff: https://wested.org/areas-of-work/health-safety-well-being/projects/

There is a Pamela Spycher who works at the WestEd that I found. I believe it to be the same one that you’re talking about.



Here is a post from a Michigan anti-Common Core page:

Public schools are so controlled by Democrat Socialists teachers and administrators that you cannot buck the system. Last night I listened to a Birmingham MI pare whose child was flunked by two teachers because the parent complained too much. had to promise to those teachers he would stop complaining about the LGBTQ Communist anti capitalist agenda they taught. The teachers then changed the grades.


And some replies to this post:

Doesn’t surprise me. The teachers in our district retaliate against the kids when parents dare speak up about their inappropriate and sometimes abusive behavior. Which makes the kids not want to tell their parents because they are afraid of the retaliation. It’s abusive and it’s disgusting.


They tried that crap with my son too. He left the class and went to the principals office. Got a call from the teacher he would recieve a failing grade for not participating in the group discussion. I told her that my son will fail your class every semester until hell is full of Saints before he is subjected to listening to the crap she is teaching. Made absolutely no difference to me if he failed the class. He understands tolerance, he has been taught that at home but when you want to push pro gay or liberal lunacy agendas it will not be in front of my son. Period.


Don’t give in to them – stand up for your children I had to. Called a meeting with the Principle and teacher involved along with the Vice Principal and superintendent of the schools. All had to attend by my request then I placed my phone on the table set to record so everyone knew what I was doing and got my issue rectified by all to my satisfaction. Hold them accountable to their words.


When my oldest son was in middle school 12 years ago, teachers were showing Fahrenheit 9/11 in just about every class. I told him the next time a teacher showed that movie in class to tell them he was sick, and go to the office. I would pick him up and take him out for ice cream.



Here is a post from a NYC opt out group:

So appalled that my 6th grade daughter doesn’t know her times tables because they use a chart for them! They have not considered having them learn the times tables instead they give them a handy cheat sheet to use. I asked her about it and it wasn’t something that they learned. So glad I finally signed them up for online math classes so they can learn actual math and not use a cheat sheet. Eureka math is garbage and my gifted son is actually falling behind when he tries to break things down they way they want. Ideas or suggestions besides holding a math class at home for the kids to help them figure this out or is that really the only option I have?


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group:

I hope more parents wake up soon to see that our parental rights and responsibilities are being systematically eroded. And no, it is not an exaggeration.
I would be LIVID if this was done to my daughter.

Teen given birth control implant in Baltimore school without parental knowledge or permission.

https://www.abc15.com/news/national/teen-given-birth-control-implant-at-school-without-parents-permission


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

huh. Recruiting minors to supply their data.
There’s a name for that.

https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat/osp-student-ambassador?excmpid=SM48-ED-CB-tw


Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

Did you know that the Blockchain Promotion Act recently passed the Senate? It establishes a Blockchain Working Group. The last paragraph is telling,
“… the Blockchain Working Group is encouraged to consider any recommendations made within the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) “Blockchain Technology Report” from October 2018.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/cointelegraph.com/news/us-moves-closer-to-accepting-blockchain-still-uncertain-over-crypto/amp

NIST is following the OECD/UN’s International Artificial Intelligence Principles—at the behest of EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center). These are standards for computer algorithms.

It’s always the same game. Impose international, national and state standards on citizens. Control them with transparency and accountability laws.
— Rinse. Wash. Repeat.


And another post from this group:

Haven’t had a chance to look into this, but Pinellas County is included. Data mining? Not sure.

“The company counts among its partners Jefferson County School District in Colorado, Boone County School District in Kentucky and Pinellas County Schools in Florida.”

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-09-30-yet-another-educational-robot-acquisition


Here is a post that I found in a South Carolina anti-Common Core group:

https://www.wmbfnews.com/2019/09/24/more-states-including-sc-working-require-mental-health-education-classroom/


Heads up in Philadelphia! The Transtapo may be coming after charter schools: https://christianaction.org/top-stories-of-the-day/philadelphia-may-force-all-charter-schools-to-accommodate-trans-kids/


Looks like the Transtapo has gotten to the Garrison school board in New York as well: https://christianaction.org/top-stories-of-the-day/gender-identity-school-board/


Here is an image, which I’ll type out, which was shared in an Ohio anti-Common Core group:

Schools: We take bullying very seriously.
Me: I’m being bullied.
Schools: Sorry we can’t do anything about it unless there is proof.
kills self
Schools: This was so tragic and could ahve been prevented. Always reach out to us for help. We care.


And here are the replies to this post:

This is insanely accurate. My 13 year old little brother was being bullied in school on a daily basis. One day, these 2 kids ganged up on him, tore up his homework so he couldn’t hand it in, threw his glasses on the ground and broke them, and then continued pushing him and calling him names and screaming profanities at him. He finally had enough and punched both of them in the face and told them to fuck off. Friends of my brother even saw the incident happen. They ran to the principal crying and claimed my brother just hit them for no reason. Even with 3 other kids telling the principal what happened, they still only punished my brother. He was suspended for a week and wasn’t allowed on his class trip that was coming up. Meanwhile the other kids who bullied him didnt get reprimanded at all and got to go on that trip. My brother also was given a zero for his homework even after him and his friends who witnessed the incident said it was the bullies who did it. No one cares if kids get bullied in my school district. Here it’s if you’re bullied and defend yourself, you get in trouble, not the bullies. It’s disturbing really.

me and my parents went in and freaked out. But they just told us to get off the premises or they’d call the cops. And my schools are supposed to be known in my area as the blue ribbon, “anti-bullying” schools. Pathetic. I will never allow my children to go there. Ever. I’d rather homeschool them.

This is another incident I can think of. My older brother was a sophomore in high school. He was walking around school and these 4 kids who didnt like him decided to corner him one day. They surrounded him and beat the living shit out of him with textbooks, steel toe boots and a fucking baseball bat. He tried to fight back but 2 kids held him down while the others beat him and then they took turns. (They did this because my brother was bigger than all of them and they knew they would’ve gotten their ass beat if they didn’t hold him down). After it was over he got up screaming and crying saying he was gonna kill them. He could barely move because of his injuries so he wasn’t able to fight back. You guys wanna guess what happened next? That’s right, my brother got suspended for a month because he threatened the 4 kids who beat the crap out of him on school grounds. Even though he only said he’d kill them because they did such horrible things to him. It happened right outside the building, in front of all the cameras. When we asked to see the footage, the principal claimed that the footage from that day was magically gone.. the ring leader of the group who beat my brother was the son of the superintendent, so it’s no wonder the footage was “gone”. 😡😡🤬🤬


Exactly!! Same thing happened to my daughter! Pisses me off! She got expelled for 180 days tho!


There was a boy who sat behind me in one of my classes in HS who would whisper in my ear things like “nobody loves you, you have no friends, you should kill yourself”. Stopped telling the teacher after awhile because her response was to tell me to ignore him he’s “just being a boy”. One day it got really bad, the assistant teacher overheard and started yelling at the boy and sent me to the school psych. Assistant teacher got suspended and the school psych told me it was my fault the boy was doing this because I “gave him a reaction” by telling him to stop.
Now I’m a school counselor.


I love that they teach kids not to tattle, then act all surprised when the kid, as a grown-up, doesn’t report crimes and shit that don’t affect them. “Hey man, I was raised not to tattle.”


A tattle is something you do specifically to get someone in trouble over something stupid. Unfortunately kids aren’t ever taught the difference.
Example: telling an adult another student didn’t wear their hat outside VS telling an adult you say a student get pushed off the swing.


Gotta love when they dont do anything and you end up cracking them in the head with a binder finally and you get in trouble.


I did this! And with a recorder. The one time I didn’t get caught was when I finally punched the lead bully in the face. She left me along after that. I just wish I had done it 3.5 years earlier


Story of my childhood right here. Except I’m not dead and being used as a poster child

The redeeming thing is, once we sort of wake from the stupor of depression, we have an understanding of the dark things of life that others can’t grasp. And I feel it makes me more appreciative of good things now.

Well that’s sad. I probably would have but someone found my suicide note rummaging through my things for god knows what reason. I hated them for being nosy, but it saved me, and I’m happy now 😎


I had a bully that was a freaking tactition. She was far too smart to do something that a teacher might notice like hit someone. She would choose her victims and slowly push their buttons with a near constant stream of demeaning comments. “That dress looks like something my grandma would wear” “no one wears their hair short anymore” “I can’t believe you have bangs” One or two comments you could brush off but she would keep it up constantly all day, week, month, year. However long it would take to make you crack and then she would run to the teacher about how YOU were bullying her! So all the teacher would see is “That pencil eraser you have is really stupid” Victim who’s cracked: “why don’t you shut the **** up!” The victim was always punished because no teacher ever believed that she was really a bully and even if you could convince them that she was you were told that you just “shouldn’t let it bother you” or “should ignore her” Sadly a school that is tough on bullying doesn’t stop bullying it just forces them to change their tactics


I was bullied in middle school and high school, in person and online, and no one did anything about it until one of my bullies threatened to hit me in gym class one day and a teacher saw it. But that didn’t even bother me. The constant onslaught of demeaning names and horrible comments that teachers heard and didn’t report were the things that got to me the most. One girl literally nicknamed me “EU” for “emotionally unstable.” I mean, what the hell?!?! Who was the one with real emotional problems 🙄


^ Exactly what happened to me. Oh youre being bullied, we have a 0 tolerance policy… we have 0 tolerance for you telling us you’re being bullied. If we didn’t see it, it didn’t happen. I’m still being bullied. Oh, well that’s just too bad for you, you must be provoking them, its your fault. Maybe you should just stop being bullied.


Ah yes I remember when I got ganged up on by three kids after school as I walked out of the building and the tried to beat me up with their back packs (????) and I kicked one of the that hit me in the face (I wore glasses) and of course we got sent to the principals office and it was their word against mine so I got in trouble once again. The bullying made me angry and backtalky. Or maybe that was just how I was as I kid idk but it never helped my situation because I was a dumb kid. No one bothered to help. My mom was fierce as all hell and always gave them a piece of her mind. Bullying sucks. Fuck anyone who defends it


Middle School, 7th grade. I was bullied by the same 4 kids every day and started going to many different administrators to see if they could help me. Finally, my Guidence Counsoler said “What proof do you have??? I cant go accusing them of doing something that nobody sees them do!” And I looked at him stunned. I couldnt believe what I had heard! I just walked out and walked home in the middle of the day. I never wanted to go back there again.


I was bullied from day 1 when I started secondary and the bully never got in trouble, even with proof… and when I did eventually stand up for myself, I was the one to get in trouble… schools are aload of crap, all this ‘no bullying is tolerated’ is all bollocks. Sadly you just have to put up with it.


I picked my daughter up from after school care yesterday and the police were there. Apparently one of the younger boys older brothers saw kids picking on him,he tried to tell but got yelled by the teacher for tattling at so he took it upon himself to punch the kid in the nose,breaking it. Damned if you do,damned if you don’t.


There was this one kid in my highschool bio class who would get bullied by these other 2 kids and my teacher would always call the dean on them and the dean would come into the classroom laugh about the situation and take the 2 kids to her office and they would just chill for the rest of the period. No discussion no calling home. Nothing would happen to them.


When I was younger I was bullied by these 8th graders (I was in 7th) in wood shop and after school, during wood shop they would take flat head screw drivers and have me play knife game with them, and sometimes would just try stabbing me. One day after school they picked me up and threw me in front of an arriving bus, luckily the driver noticed and hit the brakes, but the principle did nothing about it, telling me that next time I should have proof, even though I had a bus driver to vouch for me.


Its not just bullying. They literally dont care about their students well being at all.
During my senior year my dad whom is a raging alcoholic and very abusive told me to get the fuck out of the house and leave. This was after throwing knives at me, pinning me to the wall and screaming at me (i came out of my room to get a drink. Thats it. Literally nothing else.) And i recorded it all. I also had a lot of other recording of him drunk.
Well I packed my stuff and left. I was turning 18 in 2 month. Well being the I guess IDIOT I am, I still went to school because i cared about my education. Well half way through the day the principal calls me to the office.
I go and he has a police officer in with him they tell me I had to go home after school. Now i started panicking and SHOWED them what happened and they STILL said i had to go home and told me I was being “Overdramatic” about it. They told me to file with child services if it was “actually that bad” I was turning 18 in TWO MONTHS.
Even after seeing the evidence, they forced me to go home where my father proceeded to ground me until i officially turned 18, and still abused me until he finally “actually” kicked me out on the street without a job, money, or home when i was 19.
I was a good kick. Never went to the principal for anything bad, never skipped class, had decent grades, volunteered a lot, and was a quiet student. You’d think they would have listened but no.
Schools do NOT care about you or your children. They care about money, and looking good to the public that’s all.
I know not all schools are like that but most are and its sad.. i was so disappointed in my principal that day and in my school. That’s the day i started hurting myself. The anti bullying and school protection movement is bullshit….


Spot on. When my daughter was in middle school, some wrote “__ must die” on a desk. She took pictures and we talked to the principal. Nothing was ever done beyond one interview where the student denied doing it. From that point on my daughter endured bullying without telling me about it because she saw nothing would be done on the school’s part.


My 12 year old viola playing, super quiet, Ladybug and Cat Noir watching daughter, was suspended for a day after she threw a pencil at a girl who had been shoving her towards a wall. Yet the school doesnt do JACK SHIT about the bully. 24 years ago, I was thrown into a street in front of a bus and nearly died because of 2 bullies. I broke both arms, 2 broken teeth and a concussin plus massive bruising and bleeding. He got 3 days of detention. He should have been expelled.



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