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

Eva Goldfarb, PhD, LHD (hon)
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
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

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



Sara and Albert Reuben Partners in Health Education:
World Association for Sexual Health (WAS):
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS):
Satcher Health Leadership Institute:
American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT):
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals:
Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health:


Professional learning standards for sex education (PLSSE) Buddies

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


Future of Sex Education (FoSE ) Buddies

Advocates for Youth
Ford Foundation
George Gund Foundation
Grove Foundation


ETR Buddies


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


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
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
United Way of Santa Cruz County
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


ETR’s WISE Initiative Funders

The Grove Foundation
Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
Mary Wohlford Foundation


Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) Buddies

Colorado Youth Matter (Closed in 2017 and was replaced by Trialhead Institute:
Advocates for Youth:
Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential:
Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies:
Louisiana Public Health Institute:
Teen Health Mississippi:
Genesee Valley Educational Partnership:
West Virginia Free:


David & Lucille Packard Foundation
Grove Foundation


Learning for Action
Oak Hill Fund
Ford Foundation


William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


Advocates for Youth Buddies


Ford Foundation


Compton Foundation




The Palette Fund


David and Lucile Packard Foundation


WestWind Foundation


Herb Block Foundation


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


Positive Prevention Plus Partners

The American Red Cross
The California Department of Education
Cardea Services


Project Vida Health Center, El Paso, TX


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


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


National Sex Ed Conference Supporters

American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT):
Healthy Teen Network (HTN):
The Kinsey Institute:
Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ):
the National Campaign To Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy:
Satcher Health Leadership Institute:
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS):
World Association for Sexual Health (WAS):


Cardea Services Buddies

David and Lucile Packard Foundation


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
Columbus Public Health
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Community Development 4 All People
Kaleidoscope Youth Center
Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio


Collaborative for Comprehensive School-Age Health Buddies

George Gund Foundation


Center for Community Solutions
AIDS Funding Collaborative


Creating A Future Together (CrAFT) Buddies

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Grove Foundation


Reaching Teens Where They Are Buddies

David and Lucile Packard Foundation


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


Answer Donors


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



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


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

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


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


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.
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.


HB19-1032 (Colorado) Supporters

ACLU Colorado
Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains


American Atheists


Colorado PTA


Freedom from Religion Foundation


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)


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
Hewlett Foundation
JPB Foundation
Lalor Foundation
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Linked Foundation
Marriott Foundation
Medicines 360
Merck & Co.
Missouri Foundation for Health
Natural Cycles
Plan B One-Step
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Serena Foundation
Simple Health
Spark Fund
Tara Health Foundation


California Healthy Youth Act Supporters

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


ADL Orange County/Long Beach
LGBT Center OC




California Women’s Law Center


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


Citizens for Choice


Texas Freedom Network Teach the Truth Buddies

Abortion Access Front (AAF)
ACLU Texas
Adolescent Health Initiative
Advocates for Youth
AAUW Texas
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
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
Sex Positive Families
TEA Fund
Transgender Education Network of Texas
Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE)
Whole Woman’s Health Alliance
Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WoCSHN)


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


Groups Pushing for “LGBTQ Inclusive” sex ed

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



Better Sex Talk
BIG Talks Workshops
Boom! Health
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


National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education Buddies

Future of Sexuality Education (FoSE)
Advocates for Youth

Advisory Committee

Elissa Barr, PhD
Associate Professor of Public Health, Director of Community
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
Debra Hauser, MPH
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

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
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
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
David Wiley, PhD, Texas State University


Youth Tech Health (yth) Buddies


Private Foundations and Corporations

Blue Shield of California Foundation
Ford Foundation
Health 2.0
Metta Fund
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. USA Foundation
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Women’s Fund of Mississippi

Government and Academic Institutions
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


Amaze Buddies

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


Massachusetts Healthy Youth Act Supporters

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts


Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, Inc.


Mass NOW


Act on Mass


Coalition for Comprehensive Sex Ed (CCSE) Buddies


Washington Sex Ed Supporters

Seattle Indivisible


Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii


Responsible Education for Adolescent and Children’s Health (REACH) Act Supporters

AAUW Illinois, ALPHAS (African-American Lesbian Professionals Having A Say), Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, Comprehensive Sex Ed Now, Equality Illinois, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Illinois Public Health Association, Lambda Legal, National Association of Social Workers – Illinois Chapter, Peer Health Exchange, Peoria Proud, PFLAG Council of Northern Illinois, Phoenix Center, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Prairie Pride Coalition, Rainbow Café, Resilience


2020 Siecus National Sexuality Standards Supporters

American School Health Association
Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University
Gender Spectrum
Human Rights Campaign
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Coalition of STD Directors
Shape America
Sex Education Collaborative
Sister Song
Women of Color Sexual Health Network
Future of Sex Education (FoSE) Initiative


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!!


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

I just received this from Alpine School District.


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:

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:


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!


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?


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?

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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?

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:

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:

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.


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:

Another school has caved to the militant athiests:

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

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.

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

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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

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.

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 = 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.

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

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”:

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.

Click to access 2082-001.pdf

More attacks on liberty in Commiefornia:

Here is a post from a friend of mine:

“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”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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:

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:

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:


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.

“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”):

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):

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):

Looks like Planned Parenthood is promoting “sex ed” not just in the US but around the world as well:

The Eastern Lancaster County School District in Pennsylvania appears to be going further on the gender-bender bandwagon:

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
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., 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.” also has a subsidiary, American Student Marketing, that describes itself as the “exclusive broker” of the student data collected by, offering it to marketers of student loans, credit cards and smartphones. 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.
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.
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.

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

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.

Click to access 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:

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.” ….”, 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.” also has a subsidiary, American Student Marketing, that describes itself as the “exclusive broker” of the student data collected by, 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.

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

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:

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

Click to access 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
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.

Looks like the California CSE people are collecting some sort of behavioral data:

This article ties UNESCO to CSE:

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.

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:

Shame on Michigan State University for hosting this awful drag reading as part of National Coming Out Week!

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.

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.”

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!! 

Click to access lehrman.pdf

Looks like Garden Spot High School in New Holland , PA has also joined the gender bender war on bathrooms:

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:

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.”

And some replies to this post:

I thought that Softbank just got bailed out

SoftBank will take control over WeWork. Softbank is the owner of Pepper.

SoftBank is also tied to Federal Reserve-linked bank JP Morgan:

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.

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.”


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.

Working with IL on their Blockchain program.

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

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.

I think I shared this with you before

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

Akili. I’m sure it will be labeled “evidence-based.

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:



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

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:

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.”…

This iLEARN is a statewide reading, math, s science, social studies end of year test.

Here is a post on Karen Bracken’s wall:

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.”

Starbucks 2015

Here’s a thought.

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.”

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.


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.

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?

Click to access 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!

Click to access 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.

Click to access 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

Click to access 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:

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

Click to access 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.

I need to put these connections into – 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.

esports. Raine group.

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.

Click to access 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.

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.”

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?

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.

Click to access 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.

Click to access 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?

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.

It’s well along in the Netherlands, too.

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.

Click to access Gender%20Support%20Plan.pdf

University of Chicago is having its teacher graduates be forced into the LGBTQP agenda:

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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?

This digital ID goes hand in hand with the Google Smart City documents I posted this morning.

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.

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:

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.

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.

Hmmm, I wonder if this might also tie into this Colorado ID:

Here is a post from a Florida page:

“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:

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


And a reply to this post:

Have you looked at all the projects here Alison?

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.”

It seems that the sex ed perverts have gotten a beachhead in King County, Oregon:

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:

The Beaverton School District in Oregon has also been taken over:

Cave Creek Unified School District in Arizona appears to be having or soon to have, some kind of radical sex ed:

Creighton Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ is giving Planned Parenthood access to their school district:

Watch out if you’re in Madison, WI schools!

Looks like Tucson Unified School District in Arizona is pushing the Gender Bender agenda on Hispanic children:

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]

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.

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.

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).

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…

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”:

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.

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.

What out for the libraries in Loudoun County, Virginia schools!

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:

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:

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.”

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.

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.”

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 🧐

Who is Ghislaine?

His pimp…she recruited girls *Allegedly

Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s madame. She has twin sisters who started Magellan:
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.–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.

Important to note:
Houston ISD’s A-F rating according to the TEA is a

Snyder ISD a C:

Shepherd ISD a C:

People need to take time to look into Commissioner Mike Morath and AJ Crabill’s background.
Who is holding them accountable?

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!
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