This is part 14.
Another politically biased assignment: https://globalnews.ca/news/4514623/kamloops-high-school-assignment-push-political-views-students/?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_source=GlobalNews
Here is a post from a New York anti-Common Core group:
NEW YORK CITY RECESS QUESTION:
I am researching a project for my school Parents Association and wondered — have you heard of recess being cancelled to punish or discipline a New York City public school student? It is against policy, but I’ve heard it is done at some schools and I’d like to learn if its an urban myth or a reality. Thank you!
And here are the replies to this post:
It happened to my son many years ago. Also, when he was in elementary school they only got recess every other week
Happened to my kid 2 years ago in 6th grade, so middle school. MS 839. He got in trouble for talking at the end of lunch when they were lining up to go outside. He was made to clean the lunch tables with several other students instead of go outside for recess.
My kids barely get recess to begin with. Twice a week if weather cooperates. My daughter had it 3 times total in kindergarten
Where is your school?
In Dutchess County New York, this is a huge issue with our schools. Recess is constantly being taken away for punitive reasons and finishing class assignments. Our district say they only take 5-10 minutes away but it’s much more by the time the kids get to go out. It’s such a antiquated policy and they refuse to address it.
It is a big problem across the state. Our district adopted a policy that recess could not be with held as punishment – it was incorporated into the wellness policy. But, many teachers continued to do it – and they have to be reminded it is against the policy. I wrote a letter to the editor about it last year. My son was being held in detention for 40 minutes during lunch and recess for forgetting to wear his ID badge in middle school. This was an organizational issue he was being punished for against district policy. Other kids were being put in detention during recess for not having home work done or for behavioral issues.
I am in Kingston New York. Ulster county
What !!! I didn’t know this was illegal my freaking lunch aid hated me and took recess away from me atleast once a week in brentwood north elementary school located in brentwood NY 11717
I am about to contact my 4th grade son’s teacher regarding recess. His class gets it taken away just about every day. This is the third week of school and he’s only had recess a few times. What should I write in the email?
my daughter hasn’t had recess yet
Recess??? Barely exists in our school.
Here is a post from Ron Paul:
It wasn’t until around 1900 that compulsory “schooling” conquered a once free America.
Americans would be considered clay in the hands of their government “educators,” molded to obey authority and to consent to what has now become the biggest government in the history of mankind.
It works … for them.
How else can you get a population of hundreds of millions to sheepishly comply with being manhandled by the TSA, or having every communication spied on by the NSA?
Compulsory “education” is the crown jewel of government control.
Fortunately, modern communication technologies are not only taking down government’s other propaganda tool (the Mainstream Media), but they’re also enabling people to get their kids out of the government’s “education” grip.
If you’re interested in opting-out your children, the Ron Paul Curriculum may be the right homeschooling option for you.
K-8 students get the basics: reading, writing, arithmetic, science, and history. There is also a year’s course on personal finance, saving, investing, and the dangers of debt.
Here is a post from an anti-Common Core group:
Here is a current assignment for a 10th grade science class ~ (The school just received The Blue Ribbon Award~today~btw)~
I e~mailed the teacher~ What is the objective of the assignment?
The answer~ I received this,unacceptable, response from the Science teacher.
“They are to write a Eulogy for the scientist from the point of view of knowing them personally. They are to do research on the scientist and get to know them well enough to speak at their funeral, and we will have the “funeral “ later on this week”
She did not use any salutations.
And they all have to wear black.
I don’t think I’m overreacting. I just want to know what is the Science teacher trying to teach them. What are the children going to take away from this assignment?
My child just experienced a loss of a friend over the weekend..got up and went to school and is working on a tombstone for the assigned death of a scientist.
My child thinks I’m overreacting, doesn’t seem to mind the assignment. Just have no idea why a Science teacher would assign this type of weirdness.
And here are the replies to this post:
like our kids aren’t inundated with enough dark stuff.
I’d push for more info. What lesson is being learned in this assignment? How does it relate to science class? Were students asked if the topic of death/mock funerals were too uncomfortable for them (perhaps yours is not the only student who recently experienced a loss or has a very sick relative). Why can’t they just do a research project & presentation without eulogies, dressing in black & having a “funeral”? As parents it’s our job to ensure we are aware of not just what is being taught but how it is being taught.
Indeed my response included most of what you expressed. I thank you for more to ask. The teacher is not responding to my recent questions. What is she teaching the children by this assignment and what is she expecting they are going to take away?
I am going to push for more, right now.
I don’t know what state you’re in but here in PA we still have parental rights and that includes objecting to curriculum that we don’t want our kids exposed too. Regardless the teacher should respond to a parent especially one politely seeking info & trying to be involved.
she most likely has never been approached. Also may need to speak to a superior lest a script is needed. Authenticity went out the window a while ago.
It sounds like the objective is to learn about a scientist. However, that objective is not necessarily learning science; it’s the type of assignment you would do in an English class, but not in such a creepy way. I would say that to fulfill a science objective the assignment should be to identify something significant the scientist contributed to our understanding of a particular topic and research how and why the discovery came about, and do it without the creepola factor. Maybe in junior high a Halloween theme would be fun, but in high school it’s time to write for real.
That is what getting to me .. the creepola factor. Besides it is not scientific. I don’t appreciate Death Education.
Bizarre , and as a parent I’d ask what’s the purpose and objective of the assignment ?
You are absolutely doing the right thing by following up . If she blows you off take it up to Principal .
Unfortunately our kids tend to keep us from pokig our noses where they ARE supposed to be.
They just don’t want us to make a big deal; but it is a big deal. And this assignment would disturb me enough that I would opt my child out, and I would make sure all admin understands why. I can’t IMAGINE that there would be ANY reason that would make me feel differently. This is a Social Emotional Learning assignment, not Science.
Ed reform is killing us!
That just makes me ill!
How can parents not come together and demand that academics be fact based and not social-emotional based?
It’s all of the mind-shaping 💩 in our schools that have destroyed academics in our schools. BUT THE SOLUTION… more of it. UGH!
I guess most parents just don’t realize this new education is really so weird or they would do something. Idk…
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I know it. 🙄🙄🙄
It’s DIS-GUSTING! 😷 It’s Everywhere!
Can you say exploit kids for financial gain?
The children of our nation in the pub. Ed. Are force fed their education. It’s a travesty.
said I would opt my child out, and I would; but you need to make sure your child is prepared for why you’re doing that. Kids are ALWAYS singled out when they opt out of an assignment. Other kids, teachers, and maybe parents (who know) rarely understand why you’ve made the decision, why you would single your kid out, or: “Can’t she (the opt-out mom) just deal with it” or homeschool? “Why does it ALWAYS have to be a ‘big deal’ with her? 🙄 I mean geez. Her poor kid.”
People are mean when they don’t understand something, and we have to help our kids understand us. If they don’t understand anything else, they need to understand their parents so the relationship is solid between us and our kids. It’s all about standing up for our KIDS for what we believe is best for them…and our community. …even if no one else listens to you, you do the right thing for your good reasons.
Bizarre is right!
Where am I? The Twilight Zone?
Lately, yes. And not one month past since school started. Dealing with crap.
This sounds like “death education.” Has nothing to do with science.
It is. And has nothing to do with science. Not one drop of it. Because they are fulfilling a request from a teacher who claims “
Students came up with this idea” and they are writing a eulogy on a scientist, so that makes it sciency,
Just because the students came up with the idea doesn’t mean it’s a good one. Ridiculous!
BUT that’s another problem with this “new” “education”, they want the students guiding their own learning. Can you say S-T-U-P-I-D! I mean who needs a real teacher when the students can guide their own learning anyway. Teachers might as well become “facilitators.” — Oh wait! That’s what’s happening already.
Its Common Core. Common Core demands a literacy component in every course. There isnt a lot of writing in science so this is how they work it in. The same happens in music and art. Its ridiculous.
I opted him out of the assignment. The “mock funeral” is canceled .
All done. On to the next.
Did you hear of the Ohio teacher who resigned when the sick morality quiz she assigned to 15 year olds was made public? I understand the desire to keep your student in good graces, but it is only with the public airing that it was stopped. Perhaps other parents don’t even know about the assignment.
No I have not . I look around
Which scientist are they researching? Start there, and figure out what they want the kids to learn about the person. The assignment is likely a way in which to get the kids to feel for the scientist, and then to get them to accept their work as fact that cannot be challenged. That’s my guess.
As for the teacher’s response, it sure looks like the teacher copied and pasted the assignment right out of their book. No?
[name withheld] I wish it were , but remember Common Core, as [name withheld], posted.
She is correct. Every course including gym has a writing component. SMH .
I will all my daughter is they’re writing during gym, art and music. I’m an involved parent and I had not heard of that before here.
the writing component for gym is actually a test. In that they are writing their answers down answering the questions. They also use the chrome book , those questions are tied in with SLO’s which child can refuse. As the children progress I’m finding an increase in surveys as well. Which also can be refused.
the writing component begins in sixth grade..if there is a word bank being used in music , art and gym , that is the flag saying there is a writing component. Unbelievable the crap I have been going through during this educational deform. Parent networking in my community is obsolete.
Speaking of dark stuff, have you guys noticed the common core reading curriculum? I have a fifth grader and a ninth grader, both in advanced reading. Last year when my youngest was in fourth grade, she had to read a book about a boy who is in a helicopter crash. He survives, but the pilot doesn’t. The book describes in detail Fish eating the flesh off the head of the dead pilot, divorce, the main character’s mother having a sexual affair with another man, etc. As soon as I found out she was reading this, I put a stop to it. My ninth grader just finished reading a short story that describes a boy who kills his disabled younger brother, and another story that describes a near drowning and describes the blood vessels bursting in a child’s eyes underwater from the pressure. In seventh grade he had to make a wanted sign for Osama bin laden. There is so much dark stuff in the school curriculum and it’s absolutely disgusting. I homeschooled my son until seventh grade and my daughter until second. It’s like a full-time job trying to deprogram them from other school crap. Luckily they are awake to the agenda, but I am sure this dark stuff is inserted in the curriculum intentionally.
Even in freaking band they have a dark theme. My son attends a high school with an award-winning marching band. The theme this year is a post apocalyptic zombie theme. It involves The band getting infected from a virus and then they turn into zombies. There are huge biohazard props. I mean, give me a break!!
that is crazy. What school district?
It is possible that this darkness has influenced America?
Rot for required reading and ELA assignments; and now,SEL core academics.
This kind of literature swept across the Nation’s schools and has influenced our culture entirely.
Deprograming society from this covert and dismal decay is what we need.
Absolutely! This darkness has definitely affected America!! Just look at the circus that is going on right now in the political arena and also all the mental health and confusion in our teen population. Increased suicide rate, depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems.
I don’t know if you guys have heard of the great awakening (Q anon) movement, but I highly recommend looking into it. You will have to get past the mainstream media narrative which labels it a “conspiracy”, but those of us who have been following from the beginning (October 2017) know otherwise.
This subversion and darkness has been going on for a long time and took a big uptick following 9/11. Not only our schools, but our media has become completely propagandized (research CIA operation mockingbird, which ended in 1971 but many people feel it is still in effect). America is being attacked from within and there has actually been a military operation in place. General Flynn has indirectly referenced this several times during speeches and he talks a lot about using citizen journalists to counteract the mainstream media narrative.
If you have paying attention, you may have noticed several unusual things happening, like several military planes, helicopters, and ships crashing and also odd commercial plane crashes, such as the one where a Wells-Fargo executive (woman) got “sucked out of the plane window”. There are also over 50,000 sealed indictments listed on the PACER law review website, indicating a mass arrest event. There have been hundreds of corporate CEO step-downs and an unprecedented number of politicians not seeking re-election (and also the Chicago Mayor). The deep state/corruption is being cleaned up quietly behind the scenes.
(BTW, there will be a Presidential Alert test sent to our phones tomorrow at 2:18pm Eastern time tomorrow.)
And to comment on the assignment described, I’ve seen worse, but yes it’s definitely bordering on inappropriate. I think the point of this I meant is fairly obvious-the teacher wants the kids to learn more about the life of the scientist and she thinks this is a fun gimmicky way to accomplish that goal. I would just be a little more direct with her and write to her and tell her that you understand she wants the kids to learn about the scientists but that you don’t feel the death theme is appropriate, especially since your son experienced a recent loss. You could ask if your son could complete the assignment by just writing a straightforward report about his chosen scientist.
Man, these schools are getting creepy!!
she also explained that she teaches many life lessons in her class. So of course , I need to know what lessons of life are going to be incorporated. I want to know , how is she going to present them.
They also have read a book “The Brown Dog” also very dark and this is ELA.
Thank you for your suggestions.
Ive gotten Crickets all day.
omg, I HATE when teachers tell me they are teaching “life lessons”. 🙄
Ask her where she got this idea? It is quite possible that this was in some kind of teaching PD or teacher resource. Make clear your objections to the funeral part of it. Or children are subjected to constant news reports of death. As a teacher , I know that a lot of the crap in education comes from teacher resources. I would tell her that my child will do a biography of a scientist, but not an obituary or death related assignment and that my child would be sitting in the office or counseling center if there are presentations or work on this in class. Contact the building administrator Also network and see if you can talk to other parents in this class. I bet there are other parents that are not aware and would be just as upset. Power in numbers
Response from teacher:
“This has been an activity that my students have enjoyed, in the season of Halloween.
This was an idea that students proposed.
Learning about someone’s life and making a personal connection to tell others about their life is usually a very successful learning tool.”
I appreciate your idea to network with other parents. That unfortunately and sadly is a dead end.
So he is not participating and the “funeral”has been canceled.
My hope to be informed to up and coming assignments has now fallen on deaf ears. The Science teacher also incorporates many life lessons in her class. I am still waiting for that information and what those lessons are.
I’ve intimidated her it seems because I am aware that this could not have possibly originated from students , as [name withheld] posted in this thread, “Common Core demands a literacy component in every course. There isn’t a lot of writing in science so this is how they work it in. The same happens in music and art”(gym as well.)
I expressed this to teacher and haven’t heard back from her.
I would follow up with the Principal. I would also find a School Board member to talk to. That usually gets results. Not the whole Board, just one member that would be sympathetic and ask some questions
Actual learning is not the objective in the modern classroom. It is all about methodology, feelings, and participation. I feel so much better since I retired. Now I don’t have to try and teach substance on the sneak.
And another post from this group shows an article that states that New Jersey lawmakers are proposing a bill that would require annual depression screenings for students:
Here is a post from Alice Linahan:
This is DUMBED DOWN Common Core English:
Silverman, a 30-year veteran teacher whose scores deem her one of the best teachers in the state, has been using a textbook called “McDougal-Littell Literature” for a decade, although students were using an edition from four years ago. It’s got poems, essays, short stories, Edgar Allan Poe and Shakespeare — a curriculum she says challenges and rivets her students.
But the Florida Department of Education phased out that textbook five years ago and introduced new titles that districts could use. A committee of teachers picked “Collections“ by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a digital textbook that aligns with new Florida standardized tests that heavily emphasize nonfiction and informational texts.
Read more here:
Colorado State University doesn’t like students using “gendered emojis”: https://www.breitbart.com/social-justice/2018/10/05/colorado-state-tells-students-to-avoid-gendered-emojis/
Here is a post from a Colorado anti-Common Core group:
If your middle/high school student brought home this assignment, what would you say? Who would you call?
2.Take a moment to contemplate how you identify yourself. This could be as simple as a single white female or perhaps something more complex like vegan, dog lover, relationship hater, band geek. Take a few moments to consider HOW you identify yourself and make a list of at least 10 of them.
3.Revisit this list and identify how many of these identifiers were of your own choice and how many were ‘given’ to you by others. Would you change any of it if given a choice? Why?
4.What’s in a name? Let’s think about how you identify based on your name. How did your family choose your name? Do you like your name? Do you go by a nickname or middle name? Consider the importance of just this single word and how it has/will impact your life – tell me how your name, as it stands, impacts your life.
5.How do you feel about Sasha’s gender dilemma as well as the choice to use pronoun identifiers “they/them?” Why do you feel this way?
6. Consider the list of gender, sex, sexuality, romance terms in this section of the book. What was your first impression? What terms do you personally identify with? Is it possible to experience them separately or intertwined? Why?
7. Do you think our society sees agender and transgender as different from one another? Why? Explain your answer. Do you think agender and transgender is different than homosexuality?
8. How important is gender identification to you? Why? Explain your answer. Where did this importance come from?
9. What is the purpose of the Slater writing “Dress Code” on pages 53-54?
10. Words are powerful…they are in fact POWER! Is there power in something as simple as the pronouns we use to identify ourselves and others? Why? Explain your answer.
And some replies to said post:
Why is this the business of this teacher or the school?
My daughter had to do something a little along these lines for her college special ed class. But it was more of a reflection of how you identify yourself would affect your teaching. My daughter was very honest in her write up (how because of her identity she couldn’t support a student trying to change genders, but she could still teach them). But, it felt very different than this.
Amen [previous poster name withheld], I took an abnormal psych class in college way back when and this is close to one of the assignments then
One of the many reasons I let my kids choose a private highschool. . .
Self-pigeonholing, great. Bad enough that other people want to take away your individuality by putting you in some group box and treating you like just one in a group, but now you’re supposed to do it yourself? People are not one-dimensional, and shouldn’t be. Data gathering is the real reason behind all of this. I predict schools selling info to backfill budget cuts and companies seeking out those places that gather this info for targeted political ads.
Here is a post from an Oklahoma anti-Common Core page:
So how much of these grants will result in unprecedented data breaches regarding student’s private, personal records and, beyond that, unsubstantiated ‘diagnoses’ in their permanent records that will follow them all their lives? Good idea?
And here are the replies to this post:
A mental health diagnosis in permanent school records would certainly harm many young people when they get out of school. I certainly hope they aren’t going THERE!
To me this seems as they are using mental health just to gain money. Reminds me of something I recently read. Pathologizing poverty.
This doesn’t sound good;
” A behavioral specialist at each center will train 10 schools on transforming school climate and integrate the Positive Behavioral Intervention System.”
Here is a post that was shared in an anti-Common Core group:
SHOOTING COPS!!! This is the HALF TIME show performed by Forest Hill High School where young black students SHOOT police officers in a dramatized skit!!!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? This is ACCEPTABLE???
SHARE THIS until something is done about it!
(Note: based on some of the comments in response to this article, it appears that the event occurred in Brookhaven, MS. What’s more, it appears that there was a recent incident in Brookhaven where two police officers were shot and killed while on duty, so this display at the football field is even more disgusting in light of that. Luckily, it looks like the band director that organized this has been suspended.)
Here is a post in response to the story about the digital textbooks that Alice Linahan mentioned earlier:
I examined the works and authors of the works in the 9-12 HMH Collections texts. Not only are there United Nations documents and articles, the majority of the authors are twentieth century. There is no more American literature at the eleventh grade level and British Lit at the twelfth grade level but a few selections scattered through the LESS THAN FIFTY selections in each grade level text. Many of the authors are from Marxist or Islamic backgrounds or Liberal/Progressive backgrounds. There are in some selections overt anti-American bias and other biased information (racial).
One selection in the tenth grade text is Wael Ghonim’s “Revolution 2.0,” an “informational text” about the student uprising in Egypt that led to the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. This selection is complete with “Guidelines for Protest” and “Unified Chants.” Is this what we send our children to school to learn???
This is Common Core, Obama’s education program and put in place by his education secretary Arne Duncan!
Here is a post from Alice Linahan:
“We now know why parents have been ignored by the SBOE. The TEA plans to put all children on 1:1 devices with gamification to replace traditional educators and textbooks. They created Math Innovation Zones and partnered with Reasoning Mind and three other vendors to implement blended learning and computer adaptive assessments.”
Here is a post from a pro-homeschooling group:
Michigan residents – I was told by our local middle school principal that my 8th grade daughter could
do track in the spring. Now he is saying that it’s against the rules according to some Michigan althletic group. He said she has to be enrolled part time to be able to compete in meets. I’m not sure if what he is saying is true so I’m asking if anyone has any experience in this area. I plan on calling the althletic director as well to get more info. Thanks for any info!
And here are some replies to this post:
Yes! It is we went though this with robotics.
Try a private school? See if they require the same to participate in sports?
Find a state homeschooling advocacy group.
In ohio we have it written into the law that our kids can participate in PS sports.
Nope, nope, nope. I don’t invite people into my home unless they need to be there. And the school district does not need to be in my home. 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️
I wonder what they will do if you say no?
Hopefully Douglas County parents will be an absolute “No” on this…the public school system is nobody’s friend, and they have no reason to be snooping around our homes. There is no good reason to voluntarily allow the government into your home – meeting at school as usual is always the best choice.
This is based on “community organizing principles”, according to the website of the company that profits off this program. Leave the “community organizing” to the liberal big cities – we sure don’t need it in Douglas County, or anywhere else in rural America.
The guidelines were that we were not to discuss anything academic. It was all about spending time and getting to know my students in their own space. They were so excited.I had some students with pretty severe behavior issues that I do believe home visits helped. Just taking the time to spend time with them was everything and I feel that it built a great foundation of trust, which was very important with my students and the environment they grow up in.
I think, however not 100% sure, that the “educational success and/or academic benefit“ could mean that having a teacher invested in a student’s home life and school life can benefit a student greatly and benefit open communication between parent and teacher. At least that’s how I interpreted it. There something amazing that happens when you are invited to a family dinner with one of your students or getting to sit down in their room and have them show me all of their favorite toys. Again this is how I used my home visits and all of the teachers at my school that did home visits did as well.
To my knowledge in Washoe County home visits are more common in lower socioeconomic schools so you likely won’t be hearing positive outcomes from
Parents because statistically parents from these areas don’t use social media to discuss such things or they don’t discuss it outwardly at all.
I would be very wary as a parent and a teacher if this was mandatory.
**a side note about me…yes I was a teacher but I left because the way I want to teach versus the way the school districts want me to teach (out of a box basically) greatly conflict. I have strong opinions on standardized testing and why we should limit testing. Im also a proponent for more recess time. I worked in Clark County and they only give students 15 mins a day of recess. I’m also a mom with my child in public school (kinder), which I find very stressful because of what I do know about teaching. I’ve been on the fence about homeschooling him to be honest.
Sounds as though,the school system is upset,parents are putting a stop to the indoctrination of our children. How better to reprimand parents, than have the ability to enter your home, and harass.
Well, one of our schools districts in WA State have made the international news!
Wonder how OSPI feels about their polices now…
“A spokesperson for the Kent School District told the BBC that children got 20 minutes for lunch and 15 minutes for play but that when Mrs Matava visited time had been cut short: “This can happen when classes arrive late to the lunch room or another class takes longer to clean up.”
And here are the replies to this post:
Kids NEED unstructured play time…through middle school.
Yes, I agree. Unfortunately, recess is next up for rules and structure. It’s sad.
DrPeterGray has scientifically linked so many dangers too, to the reduction of unstructured play in these years. 😦 even later-in-life suicide rates go up 😦 , and most importantly for the bean-counters of CCSS, achievement goes UP when more unstructured play is added to the day.
Opstad Elementary in North Bend is the same. They switched to recess before lunch this year but didn’t include additional
travel/line up time in between lunch and recess. My child’s teacher actually tried to complain that my child was taking too long to eat. Excuse me, 10 mins isn’t enough time. Until this is fixed all complaints from staff are null and void in my opinion.
Here is a post from Alice Linahan:
Hat Tip Lynne M Taylor who wrote…
“A Quick Review:
Sept. 4th, 2018: I showed you the real agenda for the ‘defacto’ government educratic moves. These moves are the same ones as the globally led moves: bare minimum academics and heaps of workforce skill preparation.
Sept. 6th, 2018: DeVos signs the G20 Education Declaration. Her trip to Argentina was on our taxpayer dime to agree to the G20 (Group of 20) global education.
Sept. 18th, 2018: The in-depth look behind the new morality assessments ties to global education in big ways. This will ensnare Americans quicker than we are prepared for IF we do not arm ourselves NOW.
Next, in the phase to complete America’s shift in education to workforce prep:
Oct. 3rd, 2018, I showed you the latest initiative of UNICEF: “Generation Unlimited” .
Also for clarity:
The G20 Declaration for education was about getting the agreeing countries to align to THEIR plan. UN/UNESCO framework, agenda and all gels right in with the G20 Declaration on purpose.”
Click below to read where this is all going…
Here is a post that was shared by a friend of mine:
“Democrats have been preparing for the day, when they begin to lose their foothold, in destroying our Constitution, taking America down and giving over our sovereignty to the New World Order. They have had and used a contingency that they have developed for the last 60 years. Ask yourself, if you are over 60 years old, what was the attitude of “the people” like, when you were a teenager?
Why, how, what, has happened, to our youth, that so many, so young, all of a sudden, are stirred to aggressive, angry, physically assaulting, because of a political ideology? When you were that age, did you have such a patriotic concern or such a political interest in Socialism or Communism, or Fascism or any other ideology of national or world government? Or were you 98% concerned with fast cars, food, boys and girls, music, finding a job, getting your own place, independence, etc., etc.?
Our young are coming out of school prepared, but prepared for what? To March with VAGINA suits? To join with radical BLM? To fight in the streets for Socialism, free school, free rent, free medical care, literally suing parents for the RIGHT to live in their basements? To join, fight, and attack conservatism with a distorted ANTI-FA? Are they so IGNORANT as to not understand that ANTI-FA stands for ANTI-FASCIST, yet they attack, at school and in the streets, anyone saying or attempting to say, anything they disagree with. The very definition of “Fascism”? They will riot and set fire to their schools for even inviting a conservative speaker, a conservative opinion, a conservative ideology.
Where, how, who gave birth to this mentality, concept? How did a generation of females suddenly think that all men are mysogenist. Why are more men becoming mysandrists? Why and who set racism back 60 years? What happened to the foundation of America, “THE FAMILY”, the value and necessity of a mother, a father, children all in the home?
The key word to the young of today is RESIST. Resist what? All that has been previously thought of as conservatism or decency? In short…YES! Who would want to create that, teach that to our young? Does anyone think, in their wildest imagination, that our youth thought all this up, by themselves, that they naturally evolved to this?
Of course and it’s natural for the young wanting to be grown-up too soon. Stubborn. Resist authority and defy limitations of freedoms that they think they are ready for and deserving of. YES. WE all went through that. But it was controlled, limited, the responsibility of the parents, the adults, to require that the young demonstrate and earn the rights for more responsibility and freedoms. It was a societal, natural responsibility of parents to teach and educate and contain the youth. WHAT HAPPENED?
All parental authority, the value of “the family unit”, respect, common sense, patriotism, belief in a higher, perfect, godly authority was confiscated! Slowly and by the greatest tool of liberal, radical, government creep. It’s not a new plan, but the rebirth of something that was once crushed, for the horrid abuse that came from it.
Democrats revived Hitler’s, “Let me control the textbooks and I’ll control the state”. It began a long time ago but the left knew that it would not be received well by a nation full of patriotism, just out of two world wars, crushing fascism, nazi-ism, communism and Marx style dictator-socialism. So, like leftist government has always done, it was a “frog in the boiling water” and “Pavlov’s dog” used in a “government creep” plan. Slowly, unnoticed, methodically, effectively, relatively. The tool? The National Education Association, the United Nations and its version of the NEA, designed, built and activated by the same, UNESCO.
SLOWLY revise, edit, alter to their agenda, all textbooks. Confiscate and DESTROY parental authority, patriotism, the authority or belief in God. Point all education and authority to a New World Order. Then turn children (like Hitler) into lockstep soldiers. Send them into the streets, angry, disillusioned, brainwashed, indoctrinated to group-think by radical Marxist, communist teachers and professors.
Promise them everything free, utopia, pride in fixing everything that their evil, abusive parents of antiquated patriotism, ruined. Rid the text books of our founding, our founders, our Constitution and it’s “original intent”. Never allow the young, our future leaders to view, study, understand, discuss or debate, the FEDERALIST PAPERS or the construction of our Constitution. Distort, besmirch and redefine civic duty to a radical idiology. America is being taken down by our own Dept. of Education.”
And here are some replies to this post:
Our education failed our kids! They knew better.
We stood up to them before common core when everyone gets a trophy. Not everyone should have a trophy. You want one you earn it! But we were being mean…kids don’t understand how to lose or work harder to achieve winning…but we were being mean,
The no more birthdays, no more Christmas, no more Easter. No more traditions, no more pledge of alliance, no more god! We ask and we got answers that’s just how our policy is because we don’t want to offend anyone…
We fight and get no where but yet teachers just went along with it because it’s a job and a paycheck.
Others didn’t want to stand up because they were afraid of what others would think about them and their child. Status quo was more important.
We live in a society where kids think they are entitled and throw hissy fits and parents shut them up by giving them what they want and never punishing their kids for bad behavior. It’s ugly
Great job. Maybe consider replacing “Democrats” with “Progressives” (in both parties who have brought this mess on) whether by intent or complicity
Oh, I assure you, both parties have responsibility in this mess. The Progressives and Dems are one and the same and the Republicans are so busy lining their pockets, like the Dems that they haven’t done a damn thing to prevent any of this. The assault on education was the utmost tool to take this nation into the abyss of the NWO.
NOT ALL teachers are a part of this mess and you encapsulated the rationale of “cooperate or it’s your job”.
All in all, the only correction now is to immediately remove any chance of government’s slime tentacles touching the education of any child in this country. Even given back to the states, education will have to have an overseer to keep uniformity and meet requirements. On the world stage, we have slipped from #3 to 37th and that’s pathetic.
I respect your profession and couldn’t imagine where we would be without you.
I was a public school teacher, now a home school teacher for my own. I do appreciate your writing. But feel that the Repubs, progressive and not, should be called out equally. The sins of commission and omission, yes, are equally to blame. That’s all!
My son is 10 years old. He understands. My daughter is 42 years old. She understands. My wife is 52 years old. We’re working on it but she sees what is happening. It’s our job to educate those around us.
School became the uncensored baby sitter! Parents were more than glad to let school take over the burden of raising of our kids! And the education department made hay while the sun shone! Now we have a bunch of liberal sniveling brats! Not all of them, but way more than enough!
When I was a teen we didn’t talk back to teachers or any other adult. If an adult told us to quiet down or to leave a place, we did even if the person was a complete stranger. There was none of these entitled demonstrations from students. There wasn’t any back talk ” F*** You! I don’t have to and you can’t make me.” We had respect for ourselves and for the rights of others. I doubt I will live long enough see America go back to those small town values. In my wildest dreams I never expected to live this long and to see the mess our society has become.
Education can only be restored when true patriotic Americans rise up and say enough!
We need to unite to together or divided we will fall! We are up against the beast and if we sit by and do nothing, then nothing gets done. It’s beyond time to push back!
Then BRAVO to you. “Home schooling parents” is another tid bit of statistics, which no one seems to be able to compile accurately. This is info that the left definitely doesn’t want out.
In case you didn’t know, 6 months ago, thanks to Nikki Haley, Pres Trump/BETSY DeVos, ordered our (the U.S.A.’s) withdrawel from UNESCO. THAT is the international version of our NEA, set up by the NEA in 1946 . THAT was exciting, yet drew not 1 word from the media. Google it! Very interesting. BETSY DEVOS, Secretary of Education, appointed by Trump is now working on legislation to make home schooling easier and school choice, THE LAW. I’M PRAYING!
I’m on year #3. The school forced my hand by not providing her FAPE. What else could I do? Watching her fail was not an option
SpecEd term. Free Appropriate Public Education per IDEA
It seems that Kent State University has cancelled their production of “West Side Story”. The reason? Too many whites were cast: http://patriotnewsdaily.com/school-cancels-west-side-story-because-too-many-whites-were-cast/
Here is a post from Alice Linahan:
Now, understanding that it was the Rand Corporation that developed the Delphi method, it makes the Women on the Wall interview I had with Diana Anderson, and what we were told during it even more interesting.
Click to learn more…
And here are some replies to this post:
Did you know that Darling-Hammond used to work for RAND?
Wow, Very interesting, I did not know that
In 1985, after completing her doctorate degree program, she began working as a Social Scientist for the RAND Corporation. Darling-Hammond was a Senior Social Scientist and Director of the RAND Education and Human Resources Program when she departed for academia in 1989.
Huge Dot to connect!! Thank you!!
Here is a post from an Ohio anti-Common Core group:
My son is on 5th grade. Apparently, there is a rule, that if the substitute writes a child up, it is an automatic after school detention. It doesn’t matter what the infraction is. There were several students, including my son, who have to serve detention. What are your thoughts on this?
And here are some replies to this post:
Wow, ever since time, substitutes have seen the kids from different sides. Kids take advantage of them, they test to see how far they can get with them. That’s kids for you. Definitely do not agree with this rule. It’s stupid and unfair.
That was my thought. I know my son shouldn’t have gotten put of his seat so much. But the homeroom teacher has this blanket rule. Our schools ate truly prisons.
Here is another post by Alice Linahan:
Hat Tip [name withheld] who wrote…
Ask yourself, what is being collected and where is it going? How could this harm my child? How could this affect him/her later in life? Who has this information and where is it being stored?
There is a war going on for the hearts and the minds of our children. Never forget that. YOU are the gatekeeper if you are the parent.
Google is in the news daily right now for how shady they are. They are in the news for good reason.
Please invest in watching this movie and understanding. This is a huge deal. HUGE. There is much more to this story. But, for today here is a good place to start.
You can watch it for FREE on Amazon Prime. It is worth the time to educate yourself on TRUTH.”
The state of New Jersey has told schools to allow kids to “change genders” even if their parents don’t know about it or wouldn’t want it to happen: https://www.nj.com/education/2018/10/nj_transgender_students_parental_notification.html
Here is a post from a Nevada anti-Common Core group. It was in reply to a shared post of the Alice Linahan Chromebook post I posted to this blog earlier:
it keeps getting worse and worse…Of course NV chose the Chromebooks as the offical Nevada Ready 21 Devices. They spent at least $20 Million so Google could harvest our childrens data. Some state AG’s have filed lawsuits against Goolge. Adam Laxalt was (is) not interested in filing this type of lawsuit against Google. https://www.prnewswire.com/…/ctl-awarded-contract-for…
Here is a post from a friend of mine. It is from last year but still relevant:
“EUREKA 3RD Grade math, this is stupidity! I am outraged ! 10 minutes”.
Here is a post from a conservative Texas page:
A couple weeks ago we shared a disturbing finding that Forth Worth kindergartners were being exposed to transgender sex education without parental consent. Unfortunately, this was not just isolated to Forth Worth, and many other school districts have similar policies.
And here are some replies to this post:
Good Psychology Today article!
Bottom line, keep your kids away from “screen time” while at school: 1:1 Devices, “Free” third party software and apps., and the SBAC test.
An even bigger question: Who is making money off children in this vast educational experiment?” http://www.baltimoresun.com/…/bs-ed-county-technology…
Here is the email I sent to several Incline Village parents and community members titled Do NOT Opt your child into the 1:1 Program at IHS On 4/29/16 there was a private meeting at Incline High School between Superintendent Davis, several high ranking Washoe County School District (WCSD) employees, Incline High School administration, and the Incline High School (IHS) Boosters Board to discuss a new 1:1 program at IHS. I was told by: Incline High School Principal Hermann, Vice Principal Yoxsimer, a couple high ranking district employees, and Superintendent Davis I could not attend the meeting because I was only a booster’s member and not a booster’s board member. I know one community member with no children or grandchildren in Incline schools who was invited to the meeting. Prior to the meeting WCSD Trustee Howard Rosenberg, and WCSD Trustee candidate Bill Horn let WCSD district employees including Superintendent Davis know what they thought:
WCSD Trustee Howard Rosenberg:
“You go to the meeting on Friday. If anyone stops you, tell them that Trustee Rosenberg said for you to be there. And if they want to start the third world war they won’t let you stay. It’s really very simple. Every one of those kinds of meetings should be subject to the open meeting law. So go, OK!”
Bill Horn Former IVGID General Manager and WCSD Trustee candidate in District G:
“John has a right to speak at the meeting.”
The local administrators and superintendent did not waiver; I honored their request and did not attend the meeting. I did not want to start world war three, or speak. I told Superintendent Davis, I just wanted to listen and learn more about a proposed 1:1 program that would impact all Incline children when the get to high school.
THIS IS A TERRIBLE WAY TO START A NEW PROGRAM THAT WILL LIKELY BE SOLD BY IHS ADMINISTRATORS AS A WAY TO IMPROVE EDUCATION AT OUR HIGH SCHOOL!
I know most of the members of the IHS Boosters Board and in my opinion they are good people trying to do something good for the students of IHS. I was encouraged by WCSD employees to meet with a couple members of the booster’s board before the Friday meeting, so I did. It was apparent to me the board’s intentions are good; but unfortunately it was also very clear they had no idea about the Student Data Mining aspects of student issued 1:1 devices.
After the private meeting Vice Principal Yoxsimer sent me an email saying the 1:1 program would be an opt-in program at IHS. He also said parents who don’t want their child to participate will have more traditional types of assignments.
Our high school is so small I hope students who do NOT opt-in to the 1:1 program continue to get an excellent education. In the 2016 IHS graduating class we have at least two students who will be attending Ivy League colleges, and other students who will be attending top universities around the country – all of them had, “more traditional types of assignments,” taught by excellent IHS teachers.
In a 1:1 program a student will be assigned a laptop or tablet. That student will be the only one who ever uses that device; making it easy for software providers and companies like this,
to view, store, analyze, and share information about the student.
Here are a few articles where experts speak about student data issues with 1:1 devices:
Title – Surveillance Society: Students easy targets for data miners
“The growing education technology sector is selling the promise of improved student achievement through websites, apps and tools that analyze each child’s strengths and weaknesses. In doing so, though, ed tech companies are lapping up unprecedented amounts of information about students, while laws provide little protection and privacy policies vary wildly.”
“‘Parents are very nervous, and rightfully so, when third parties are empowered to build dossiers on their children,’ said Joel Reidenberg, a Fordham Law School professor who wrote a 2013 study on data privacy in public schools.”
Title – Children’s privacy at risk from software used in schools
“These interactive programs, marketed by private vendors, frequently use sophisticated software that collects massive amounts of highly personal information about the student’s behaviors, mindsets, and attitudes – the ’21st-century’ psychological skills that the government thinks he should have.”
Jane Robbins Esq.
Title – Common Core: Who’s Watching the Kids?
“This data will be stored forever, and parents will have very, very limited access to it, if any at all.”
Mary Anne Marcella and Cort Wrotnowski
In my opinion the biggest problem with a 1:1 device is the collection, storage, analyzing, and sharing of student data, but there are other issues with school issued 1:1 devices and screen time in general, learn more here.
BOTTOM LINE – IF YOUR CHILD USES A SCHOOL ISSUED 1:1 DEVICE YOU WILL HAVE NO IDEA WHAT DATA IS COLLECTED AND STORED, HOW IT WILL BE ANALYZED, WHO WILL GAIN ACCESS TO IT, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HOW IT WILL EFFECT THEIR FUTURE.
My suggestion do NOT opt your child into the 1:1 program at IHS.
There are many things going on in Nevada that impact your child and their data that you have no control over, (I will talk more about them in the next email), but keeping your child away from a school issued 1:1 device, and away from the SBAC test, are two things you can do to help protect their data.
To learn more about 1:1 devices and Student Data Mining in general look at the pinned post here,
Please forward this email to other Incline Village parents, especially parents of 8-11th graders. If you would like to discuss this in person this please contact me.
Here’s the email I sent to Incline parents and community members, titled: Candidates – Student Data 6/04/16
Several people have asked me about the candidates in the upcoming primary. In regards to protecting student data here is what I know:
The Pupil Information Privacy Protection Initiative (PIPPI) would amend the Nevada Constitution to protect our children’s data.
SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE DISTRICT A:
DALE RICHARDSON signed the PIPPI.
The two candidates running against Dale have not.
SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE AT-LARGE DISTRICT G:
David DeSilva has or would have signed the initiative but he has dropped out of the race.
Bill Horn will not sign the PIPPI but he spoke up against Washoe County School District’s Private Meeting at Incline High School to change the best high school in the district.
Mr. Horn is in favor of the tax increase for school renovations and construction, he is a good communicator, and he is concerned about student data mining.
Greg Hudson is against the tax increase, he would probably sign the PIPPI if someone presented it to him. Mr. Hudson is not nearly as polished as Mr. Horn.
In my opinion, when it comes to protecting student data Katy Simon is the worst candidate.
STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 26 (Incline Village):
LISA KRASNER signed the initiative.
Jason Guinasso refused to sign.
In my opinion Ms. Krasner will work to protect student data and Mr. Guinasso will work to maintain the status quo (1-7 below).
UNITED STATES SENATE:
Both SHARRON ANGLE and
signed the PIPPI.
I am very busy selling real estate and do not know if anyone else in any race has been asked to sign the petition.
There are only a few Student Data Mining activities Nevada parents can opt-out of. In order, by amount of student data available to third parties who otherwise would have little to no data on our children:
A) School issued 1:1 devices
B) Free third party websites and applications affiliated with your school
C) SBAC testing
Here is what we as Nevada residents have no control over and can not opt-out of:
1) The U.S. Department of Labor will: “follow individual student(s) from pre-school through their work life.”
2) The U.S. Department of Education wants states to collect over 400 Attributes of data on every child.
Some of these Attributes have over 200 Code Sets of data. Take a look at Code Sets that are part of the Attribute titled: DISEASES, ILLNESS AND OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS.
3) At least 47 states, including Nevada, took over $612 Million dollars from the federal government to create Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems that are compatible. Student data will be shared between states, probably with the federal government, and possibly with third parties.
Nevada calls their pre-K through work force data tracking system NPWR (Nevada P-20 to Workforce Research Data System). People call it a, “cradle to grave” data tracking system.
Student data is never deleted.
4) The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) told us NPWR: “Will follow INDIVIDUAL students progress from pre-K through high school all the way to the work force. The system will help DIRECT students to the type of college or career ready jobs, and into a field which will allow them a successful outcome for both the student and their state.”
5) The K-12 subset of NPWR is called the System of Accountability Information in Nevada (SAIN); it is maintained by the NDE and at least one third party.
About a year ago the SAIN collected this data, file:///C:/Users/John/Downloads/Data%20Dictionary%207.15%20(2).pdf
The amount of data has or will likely expand in the future.
6) STUDENT DATA STORED BY INFINITE CAMPUS, IN WASHOE COUNTY AND ALL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE, IS UPLOADED NIGHTLY TO SAIN.
7) During the 2015 Nevada Legislative Session SB 463 would have protected student data. At the 11th hour SB 463 was gutted with Amendment 934,
The amendment removed the language stating our childrens Personally Identifiable Information (PII) belongs to us or the student. So in NV pupil PII does not belong to the pupil or parent. We still do not know who gutted SB 463, but we do know both Amazon and Infinite Campus testified publically against protecting student data.
You can not opt-out of any of the Student Data Mining mentioned in 1-7 above. Whatever data is stored, analyzed, and likely shared on your child will never be deleted and could impact their future.
A couple of years ago my wife and I spent four hours going over the SAIN data being stored by the Nevada Department of Education on our four children. We discovered a lot of mistakes.
Do you know what data is being stored on your children? If it is accurate?
Who it will be shared with?
How it will affect their future?
Under current Nevada and federal law, you do not have control over items 1-7 above; you do however have control over items A, B, and C.
To learn more about Student Data Mining join our Facebook page: Protect Nevada Children,
What if a child’s performance in a fifth-grade gym class could be used to set the rate for a life insurance policy when they’re 50? What if a computer program advertised interactive tutoring when your child struggled with long division?Privacy advocates worry these scenarios could become reality as schools increasingly rely on outside companies to collect, manage and analyze the massive amount of data gleaned from standardized tests, transcripts, individual education programs and even cafeteria purchases.”http://www.eschoolnews.com/…/student-data-mining-is-a…/
“Khaliah Barnes, director of the student privacy project for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, can imagine another scenario: Companies with rich student dossiers could market aptitude and attitude profiles to college admissions or corporate recruiting offices.
‘As an employer, that’s the sort of profile I would want to buy: Who can solve a problem quickly? Who has the tenacity to finish all the problems? Who drops off quickly?’ Barnes said.”
“A model state bill drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group, could make such targeting more likely; it would set up a central state database for student records and allow colleges or businesses to browse them in search of potential recruits.
Companies might also seek to mine student profiles to find customers uniquely vulnerable to their sales pitches. For instance, young adults who struggled with high-school math could be bombarded with ads for high-priced payday loans, Barnes said.
Such prospects may sound far-fetched, but the recent White House report on big data acknowledged it as a very real possibility. Data collected on children as they take advantage of educational services ‘COULD BE USED TO BUILD AN INVASIVE CONSUMER PROFILE OF THEM ONCE THEY BECOME ADULTS’ the report concluded.” (Emphasis added)
“Yes, parents ‘distrust’ the state longitudinal data systems (SLDS) — because they can’t get straight answers about what data is collected and with whom it is shared; because data-mining proponents speak of collecting data on their children’s ‘affective states’; because under current federal law and regulations, access to personally identifiable information (PII) is available to researchers, tech companies, multiple federal agencies, and even “volunteers”; and because recent congressional hearings have exposed the horrifying lack of data security within the U.S. Department of Education [HERE and HERE].
Parents also object that in too many cases, government collects and discloses their children’s data without parental consent. They don’t appreciate hearing that it’s just too much trouble to get their consent or that their right to protect their children’s privacy by opting out of data-collection is secondary to having full data sets for “research” (as was discussed in the March House hearing’ that Leong touts).
Nor is ‘trust’ engendered when data-collection involves psychologically profiling innocent children to provide the ‘individual and micro data advocated by Leong, using creepy, Orwellian devices such as those described in a recent op-ed in U.S. News and World Report and rebutted here:
‘They also measure and monitor things like students’ saccadic eye patterns as students learn from visual and textual information sources, data from sensors tracking facial expressions and posture, and more. These data are all fine-grained, reflecting students’ learning processes, knowledge, affective states . . . .’“
(watch from 1:37:45 to 1:43:00)
In the last few days we learned of several data hackings including:
1) Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge, has had her iCloud account hacked:
2) First Lady Michelle Obama, Bill Gates, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ashton Kutcher and several other “famous” people information was hacked and posted:
3) Yahoo just announces hackers stole data on 500 million users in 2014:
Can Infinite Campus, the Nevada Department of Education, Google, Microsoft, Edmodo, Class Dojo, Nearpod, and all the people these entities share students personal data with possibly keep our children’s personal data safe? I think we all know the answer to this question is NO.
WHY ARE WE ALLOWING ALL THESE THIRD PARTIES TO COLLECT, STORE, SHARE, AND ANALYZE OUR CHIDLREN’S MOST PEROSNAL DATA?
The trustees voted to accept a $250,000 anonymous donation for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) (page 3).
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/…/Anonymous_Donation_for…Will this anonymous party that just donated a quarter million dollars to WCSD profit by any possible psychological profiles created via the SEL; if not will the donor somehow facilitate student psychological profiling; or are they simply a good Samaritan that wants to remain anonymous? The board will not answer the question: “Do you know who the donor is?”
for Student Success:
K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Studenthttps://schoolcounselor.org/…/home/MindsetsBehaviors.pdf
http://www.edweek.org/…/warning-sounded-on-tech… nd the replies are good! (under article)
From Stop Common Core in Michigan Inc.: “Ms. DeVos supports allowing big technology companies to datamine children, 50,000 data points per hour, without parents knowing about it or ever seeing how the data are shared, used and profiled.
DeVos is Chair of The Philanthropy Round Table, a group that focuses on Venture Capital Philanthropy (and making “serious money“) and also promotes computer-based datamining and as an added bonus, this group Chaired by Devos is also excited about Common Core. You can read excerpts from their Blended Learning Guidebook here:”
WCSD – THE CLOUD – INFINITE CAMPUS
Washoe County School District (WCSD) has made the decision to store all students personal Cumulative Files in The Cloud, the data will include:
Internal Transcripts and
There are at least five entities involved with the data and/or data transfer.
(Also see Attachments A-D)
So far, parents cannot opt their K-12 children out of the Cloud based storage…
The District answered a few of our questions here are two of their answers:
Q: “Is the District liable if/when there’s a data breach?”
A: “There is no monetary liability for a FERPA violation. However, the District would be able to file a cause of action for a breach of contract as well as other legal actions for a data breach.”
Q: “Will the District be insuring themselves against a data breach?”
A: “The District is self-insured with an overage carrier. The District carries appropriate insurance for any negligent act committed by the District. Again, a data breach of this sort, would be the responsibility of the provider.”
I believe – if/when there is a data breach the District is “protected;” our children and their data is not.
Soon Infinite Campus (IC) will be a Cloud Based system so most of the data mentioned above and all other data IC has on our children will be stored by in a different cloud.
It appears IC has had at least five data breaches so far. According to an IC representative, “The only sure-proof way to prevent data breaches is to not collect it.”
Every school district in the state uploads data via Infinite Campus to the NV Department of Education (NDE) nightly. The agreement between IC and the NDE says IC can share Confidential Information with individuals who have been “authorized” by IC. The NDE could not tell me who has been authorized by IC to receive our children’s most personal data.
No one can guarantee Nevada student data stored in the Cloud will not be breached. There was an unrelated data breach in Nevada last month, there will likely be others. No one knows how this data breach and those likely to occur in the future will affect our children and their future.
Even if there is never a data breach we do not know how having all this data in the Cloud could affect the future of our children; in addition, we do not know who will be authorized by IC and then receive our children’s Confidential Information.
NFINITE CAMPUS (IC) is the company Nevada uses statewide to store ALL data on students. Some of the data IC collects and stores is uploaded to the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) nightly. Soon Washoe County School District’s IC data will be stored in the cloud.
It appears Infinite Campus has had at least five data breaches so far. According to an IC’s COO, “The only sure-proof way to prevent data breaches is to not collect it.”
The agreement between IC and the NDE says IC can share Confidential Information with individuals who have been “authorized” by IC [I have a copy of the document; if you want it message me].
The NDE could not tell me who has been authorized by IC to receive our children’s most personal data.
By Teacher, Amy Williams
March 21, 2017A colleague of mine recently invented a new buzzword: “screen-free reading.” It refers to the act of reading a book, article, or short story with words printed on paper. It is a guaranteed break away from the eye-fatiguing, familiar blue light on which students’ eyes are glued at school and at home.In a day and age in which professional educators are trying out new tech tools, and students are increasingly huddled around screens, a return to paper seems almost innovative—particularly since research comparing reading and writing on the computer vs. on paper supports screen-free classroom time to promote learning.I am not arguing for an abandonment of technology. Plenty of research supports the use of screen reading when it’s used to differentiate instruction for students effectively. Check the hashtag #edtech on Twitter and you’ll also find a deluge of teachers and administrators praising Google add-ons and touting the benefits of apps that promise to engage students, promote collaboration, and transform formative assessment. In my own classroom, I pilot new tools like Padlet and Socrative, and I rely on mainstays like Google Docs and Schoology. I like that English-language learners benefit from dictionary look-up functions in e-readers, and I won’t deny the convenience of apps that help students to annotate articles online.But I also won’t deny the power of paper to engage students and transform learning.Promoting CollaborationA common argument for the use of technology in the classroom is that it promotes collaboration. When students write in groups using Google Docs, for instance, it’s easy for them to build on ideas and divvy up work. It’s also easy for me as a teacher to track their contributions and see their writing process. However, the interactive nature of technology platforms can also be illusory.
It’s easy for students to remain in their own discrete spaces and to avoid the difficult nature of interacting with peers when a screen functions as a mediating force. When my 7th grade students sit side by side without a screen I notice that the dynamic is, well, different. They make eye contact with each other more. They negotiate physical space and make a series of small decisions like: Who will hold the pen? How will they orient themselves so that multiple people can write at the same time?I think these small interactions might hold significance. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Computers in Human Behavior found that screen time has a negative effect on the ability of preteens to read facial cues. This study raises serious concerns about the long-term consequences of technology use on social skills development among school-age children. As our students spend more and more time in front of screens at home and in school, it is worth considering how classrooms can be a space for students to initiate spoken dialogue and to practice reading body language.Increasing FocusA 2016 study at Michigan State University found a correlation between laptop usage in university classes and lower test scores. Even students who were bright and motivated couldn’t resist the temptation to peruse social media sites and read emails in class. In a K-12 setting, teachers often more closely monitor students’ internet usage. However, it seems naive to assume that an engaging lesson paired with a clearly stated internet-usage policy is enough to prevent inappropriate multitasking.The fact remains that an open Instagram window is infinitely more interesting than any lesson to a typical teenager—who may be a pro at getting around a school’s firewalls, but not a pro at self-restraint. I agree that students need to learn how to use the internet appropriately and to be critical readers of digital content.But does that mean that they need to read and interact online in every class, every day? It’s worth considering the daily classroom experience of a typical student over the course of an entire day, week, and month to determine the appropriateness of internet usage in classes. Asking students to close their laptops is like closing a window that opens onto a noisy street.Improving Student LearningWhat this discussion boils down to is a concern about student learning and a skepticism regarding the idea that technology is always necessary or appropriate. New tech tools might promote engagement, but students might also enjoy colorful pens and giant pieces of chart paper as a change of pace in environments that are proudly, and rigidly, paperless. Virtual discussion boards might be crucial for drawing out introverted students; they might also give students permission to sit back and type canned responses.
In his 2003 book The Flickering Mind, author Todd Oppenheimer argued that education technology had failed in its promise to transform education and that it may paradoxically impede learning. Oppenheimer, a journalist who visited a range of schools and institutions in the United States to examine how technology was shaping education, found that educators often conflated sleek but content-thin presentations with evidence of deep learning.Educators also erroneously assumed that the use of tools like PowerPoint counted as relevant skill-building for the workplace. Oppenheimer suggests in the book that students are more likely to prosper if they develop “strong values and work habits,” and master “the art of discussion.”Oppenheimer also expresses skepticism over claims that education technology always engages students. Tech tools simplify the work of compiling information and conducting research, but they also allow students to skip steps, which may cause them to miss out on crucial parts of the learning process.Indeed, easier is not always better; rapt attention may not actually be evidence of engagement; and time that students spend scouring the internet might be better spent reading around course topics. Funds devoted to supporting technology could instead support the creation of drama and music programs.When given the choice between an app that allows students to post on a virtual board or a stack of Post-It notes and a white board that allow students to stand up, I often choose the paper. A discussion board is often appropriate—but so is movement in the classroom. Technology could be used to accomplish the same task. However, it’s difficult to pass up the opportunity to let students move paper around with their hands.When determining the appropriateness of technology in the classroom, we need to focus on learning. What tool, we should ask ourselves, will promote critical thinking, interpersonal skills development, and problem-solving skills? We should embrace the tech age, but with caution.
Amy Williams currently teaches International Baccalaureate IB English courses for grades 7, 10, and 11 at the International School of Düsseldorf in Germany. She tweets at @MsWilliamsEng.
Is the College Board selling personal student data in other states, through their ‘license’ agreements, despite having signed the student privacy pledge?” My guess is NV does not have any law to protect personal student data. https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/how-the-sat-and…/…
This is happening in NH through the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA). Actually, THIS MAY ALREADY BE HAPPENING IN WCSD SCHOOLS THANKS TO CASEL. In WCSD: “Schools also have the option of using the DESSA for K-8…” Look at this link under the heading Assessment and Accountability.
Measures for Middle School Youth http://www.search-institute.org/…/DAP-Raikes-Foundation…
Dr. Karen Effrem, a pediatrician who has tracked this trend for years as the president of Education Liberty Watch, laments, ‘Parents are expected to submit their children to this kind of government profiling and psychological experimentation with no explanation, no way to express concern, [and no way to] opt their children out.'”
Spying on Students
SCHOOL-ISSUED DEVICES AND STUDENT PRIVACY
http://responsibleipad.com/#prettyPhoto The third video, is an expert speaking at a school board meeting in Elk Grove, CA in 2016. Consider emailing this to your school board members.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgldhZiA7jc
“The breach at the Department of Education is something that we’ve been warning about on this committee for quite some time,” Connolly said. “The Department of Education holds data on 139 million individuals.”
“It seems like it was incumbent on the Department of Education to inform us in a timely fashion,” Connolly said. “I think it’s in violation of the law. I know we’re going to pursue that more.”
The author, Jane Robbins. knows what she’s talking about:
“Digital learning uses interactive software to track the student’s every keystroke, and perhaps his physiological reactions, to create a personal mind-map illustrating not just what the child knows but also how his brain works. This is perfect for CBE. The student can work his way through the different benchmarks at his own pace and have all his responses recorded and incorporated into an algorithm that shows where he is and where he’s likely to go.
Knowing the student to this level of intimacy has several benefits—not to the student, but to corporations and the government. The nub of the issue is data. Among twenty-first-century corporations, data is currency, and education-technology corporations will even give away their products for free to get their hands on it.
With his every keystroke, a student on an interactive platform generates enormous amounts of data that the corporation can use to better market to him in the future. Each piece of data on the platform is tagged, and the student’s every interaction with it reveals valuable information the company can use for product development and individualized marketing. “Minority Report” comes to mind.
According to the CEO of mind-mapper Knewton, the ed-tech companies will have so much data on each student that they can predict what he will do and tell him what he should do. Few parents want the government (through the schools) to have this much information on their children, but of course, parents won’t be told how all this works.”http://thefederalist.com/…/competency-based-education…/
From the WSJ: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Have You Seen Junior’s Psych Profile?
Public schools may be assessing your kids without your consent.
May 8, 2017 7:34 p.m. ET
Imagine bringing your child in for a sore throat and having the doctor administer a psychological screening test—without your knowledge—while you are out of the room. I believe most parents would be uncomfortable with this scenario. Something similar is happening in schools around the country, with many parents unaware it’s happening, let alone consenting to it.
Educators and administrators increasingly are using psychological screening tools to identify children who are at risk for social and emotional issues, and to assess programs geared toward improving social and emotional skills. One such tool, the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment covers eight domains: self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, goal-directed behavior, relationship skills, personal responsibility, decision making and optimistic thinking. The Kaplan Early Learning Company distributes the test and boasts that it was co-authored by two psychologists and a social worker in an effort to “have a scientifically-sound and user-friendly means of assessing each student’s social-emotional competencies.”
Rooted in what’s called “resilience theory,” the test comprises 72 questions that teachers answer about each student every month. They range from “How often did the child carry himself with confidence?” to “Does he cope well with insults and mean comments?” Answers are rated on a five-point scale from “never” to “very frequently.” A student’s composite score “provides an overall indication of the strength of the child’s social-emotional competence.” This information is tracked over time.
The justification for blanket screening of all students is noble—to identify those who may benefit from intervention before their social and emotional issues become a problem that impedes success in school and life. But aren’t we really creating psychological profiles that in other settings would be deemed confidential? If so, what is the privacy cost to students who are not at risk for a psychological imbalance, yet whose mental-health information is being documented by teachers and tracked over time?
In the medical field, patients and legal guardians of minors must give consent for treatment, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations protect any information that is collected. HIPAA prohibits doctors like me from sharing medical and mental-health information with unauthorized sources. In fact, even for critically ill patients, a medical release signed by the patient or a representative is required before an outside health-care facility can transmit potentially lifesaving medical information.
Health information collected by schools receiving federal money that do not offer health-care services is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. FERPA can be more lenient than HIPAA, with allowances made for schools to disclose records without consent for such vague reasons as “legitimate educational interest” or “for audit or evaluation purposes.” HIPAA is more stringent and applies to “covered entities” such as hospitals and insurance companies, which are involved in the delivery and billing of health-care services.
Schools have an obligation to students and their families to protect the privacy of the information collected in the educational setting. The mental-health information teachers are now obtaining, storing and tracking with tools like the Devereux test is equally as sensitive as that which is collected in a pediatrician’s office. It deserves the same protections.
Dr. Cerundolo is an emergency physician and mother in Greenland, N.H.
and listen for two minutes to this U.S. SUBCOMMITTEE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMENTARY, AND SECONDARY EDUCATION HEARING as Professor Joel Reidenberg Esq. talks about how companies like Edmodo offering “free” products to schools are paid with student data.Nevada schools have put a lot of pressure on students to use Edmodo. I wonder if these same schools are informing students/parents about the data breach? In my opinion the only sure way to protect your children, their data, and their future is: do not allow them to login to any free third party software or applications used in Nevada schools.
“Asleep at the Switch: Schoolhouse Commercialism, Student Privacy, and the Failure of Policymaking focuses on ‘how technological advances, the lure of “personalization,” and lax regulation foster the collection of personal data and overwhelm efforts to protect children’s privacy.’ It examines how ed-tech companies are flooding schools with untested and unvalidated products, targeting children with sophisticated marketing and urging or requiring schools to ‘effectively funnel children into a “surveillance economy” that harvests their data for profit.’ In short, students’ privacy is being obliterated and their education warped.”
From the article:
“His first exposure to screens occurred in first grade at a highly regarded public school — named one of California’s ‘Distinguished Schools’ — when he was encouraged to play edu-games after class…”
“If screens are indeed digital drugs, then schools have become drug dealers. Under misguided notions that they are ‘educational,’ the entire classroom landscape has been transformed over the past 10 years into a digital playground that includes Chromebooks, iPads, Smart Boards, tablets, smartphones, learning apps and a never-ending variety of ‘edu-games.’
These so-called ‘edu-games’ are digital Trojan horses — chock-full of the potential for clinical disorders. We’ve already seen ADHD rates explode by over 50 percent the past 10 years as a whole generation of screen-raised kids succumb to the malaise-inducing glow. Using hyper-stimulating digital content to ‘engage’ otherwise distracted students creates a vicious and addictive ADHD cycle: The more a child is stimulated, the more that child needs to keep getting stimulated in order to hold their attention…”
“’I was shocked to learn that the Maryland State Department of Education had no medically sound health guidelines in place before they put so many of our children in front of a computer every day . . . The schools keep encouraging more screen time in the classroom without any regard for our children’s well-being,’ Eckard told me. ‘Our children are owed a safe classroom environment, and right now they’re not getting one.’
Some parents are opting out of public schools for less technology-dependent schools. Many Silicon Valley engineers and executives, for example, put their kids in non-tech Waldorf schools.”
The authors add:
‘[S]o-called personalized learning is actually depersonalized, computerized training rather than genuine education. It replaces a liberal arts education with pared-down workforce-development training that concentrates on “skills” corporations deem necessary for the (current) job market. It props children in front of computer screens that feed them curricula (probably not available for parental review) that children can click through without really learning anything. It indoctrinates children with government-approved attitudes, mindsets, and beliefs. It collects literally millions of data points on children that will allow the government and vendors to create profiles and algorithms that may control each child’s future life path. It minimizes human interaction, converting professional educators into data clerks.'”
Third party vendors like Google, Edmodo, Prezi, ClassDojo, Nearpod, and hundreds more may be illegally tracking children younger than 13 years old.
A new study from the University of California at Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute titled: Won’t Somebody Think of the Children? Examining COPPA Compliance at Scale shows how third party applications and software companies for children are not in compliance with current COPPA laws.
This story did not get as much media time as the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story but it’s much more important in regards to our children; specifically what “free” third party vendors (including education vendors) are doing with our children’s data.
We at Protect Nevada Children (PNC) have been telling parents for years: “Do not allow your children to use education apps and software.” It’s good to hear that Serge Egelman, University of California, Berkeley (NBC News article below), agrees with us.
One of the big problems is no one is policing what these free “education” vendors are doing with children’s most personal data, school work, and what type of student profiles these vendors are creating on our children. The still unanswered question we at PNC have been asking for years: “How will all this data in the hands of largely unregulated third party vendors affect the future of our children?”
When it comes to collecting, storing, and analyzing data then creating profiles on children, free “education” apps and software are much more problematic than social media and entertainment apps, because they have much more personal data about our children!
Washington Post, April 18, 2018 title: Thousands of apps in Google Play Store may be illegally tracking children
“Thousands of the tested apps collected the personal data of children younger than 13 without a parent’s permission, the study found.”
Education Week, April 13, 2018 titled: Thousands of Android Mobil Apps Improperly Track Children
“‘This is an important study because it sheds light on the invisible background collection of information about users that many people in education are not aware of,’ said Douglas A. Levin of EdTech Strategies.”
NBC News, April 17 2018 titled: Thousands of Android apps may be improperly tracking kids’ data
“‘There is no way for the average consumer to tell if an app can do this, (track a child’s location and create a complete user profile)’ Egelman told NBC News. The solution? ‘Don’t use apps,’ said Egelman.”
Parents and students are generally unable to determine how and why certain student lists were compiled or the basis for designation a student as associated with a particular attribute like race, religion, and purported interests.
It is difficult to ascertain sources for student data: large school districts claim they do not sell directory information except to the military and other educational institutions.
Data brokers operating in the student information marketplace frequently change names, merge and have affiliated relationships, making it difficult to identify student data brokers.
Despite all of this, students lists are commercially available for purchase on the basis of ethenicity, affluence, religion, lifestyle, awkwardness and even a preceived or predicated need of family planning services.”
Data brokers are selling our children’s data. Some of this data is collected from “education” software and applications our schools are pressuring our children to use. Schools expect students to share an incredible amount of personal data with these “free” third party “education” vendors. Reading the article below you see why these vendors provide “free” applications and software to school children.
From the article: “Researchers were startled to find that while they were able to easily purchase this information to sell potential products to this demographic, the 14 and 15 year old girls who were presumed to need family planning services knew very little about what data they were providing to commercial data brokers to make this assumption. Their parents were largely in the dark, too.
CLIP recently published the findings from their study, ‘Transparency and the Marketplace for Student Data,’ and found little transparency for data subjects about how student data is being used commercially. Data brokers advertise lists of students organized for traits from religion to ‘awkwardness,’ YET ALMOST NO INFORMATION EXISTS FOR STUDENTS OR PARENTS ABOUT WHERE DATA IS BEING COLLECTED, HOW HIGH LEVEL INSIGHT IS BEING DERIVED, OR WHAT RIGHTS THEY MAY HAVE TO OPT-IN OR OUT.
‘The high level takeaway is that it’s difficult for parents and students to find out much information. There’s a transparency issue,’ N. Cameron Russell, an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and lead author of the study, told Legaltech News.
Russell and his colleagues pursued their research following a similar study intended to track the growth of cloud computing in school districts. In their followup, the researchers intended to examine some of the sources of student data and map the market landscape around it. Instead, they found those data sources to be ‘completely a black box.’”
UCLA School of Law. When you have time click here to watch the last 14 minutes of Ms. Zeide’s talk!
Louisiana received a federal grant for literacy. About 56 districts received funding through our state department of education. Districts were essentially bribed to adopt Tier I curricula—chosen by the Louisiana Department of Education under John White’s leadership and most of which were developed by Common Core promoters. The Wit and Wisdom curriculum is from Great Minds, a company formerly known as Common Core, Inc. This state did NOT get rid of Common Core. Only the name has been changed. The result? Well based on research coming out of states who have had this mess longer, student achievement in our state may not only stay at the bottom, it may just sink further still.
And another post from said page:
Your student is NOT required to fill out the ACT survey. Critically think about why LDOE/BESE is now trying to force all students to take ACT and fill out FAFSA. Research and make an informed decision about your student’s data.
Here is a post from a Louisiana anti-Common Core group:
Louisiana is first state to be approved for new, #innovative #English#assessment to #assess #student #achievement under the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (#ESSA) by the U.S. Department of Education
Louisiana Department of Education [Comments on LDOE Facebook page.]
Here is a post from a New Mexico anti-Common Core page:
Instead of more instructional days, students will have 15 more test prep days. Such a shame.
Here is a post from an Idaho anti-Common Core page:
“Istation’s computer-adaptive assessments (known as ISIP™) immediately place students on personalized instructional paths unique to their needs. An animated, game-like interface effectively engages students so well, they don’t even realize they’re being evaluated.”….. TX …..FL also.
Here is a post from an anti-Common Core page:
If the parent DOES NOT sign this form ….the child WILL BE attending. “Group Therapy” …parent needs to find out exactly what this therapy is … it’s too generalized….PATENT NEEDS SPECIFICS. IMHO… this type of note is awful…the parent should have to SIGN for child to be able to participate…this type of form letter of …”well if we don’t hear back we “assume” you are okay with us proceeding” is intentional. NOT TO MENTION THE FACT MANY PARENTS DO NOT CHECK YOUNG CHILDREN’s bookbags daily.
And here are some replies to this post:
Haha! These people are delusional!!
“Confidentiality is expected of all group members”
they are CHILDREN for god sake! If they get dirt on any kid it will be used against the child until he graduates! What are these people thinking!?
Give the education system back to the states where it belongs,we can keep a much better eye on these indoctrination tactics. Wake up parents some of these teachers are commie socialist globalist they could care less about America. I know how the schools are,had to fight them all the time for my kids education, they got to see me much to often,they hated it. So when they say they would like to see more parents involved most of them are lying. Do not turn your back on these so called educators, remember they get their money from the government. So be there for your kids,make time they need you more then ever.
This is so crazy. Even if you’re the type of parent that checks the backpack everyday, the child could leave the letter in their desk or lose it. BUT THEY’RE JUST GOING TO ASSUME YOU’RE OK WITH IT…whatever the subjects are? I really don’t know why we (the country) put so much trust in the system.
No way. Parental signature for therapy has to be ‘opt in’ not ‘opt out’. If a school has a problem with astudent, take it up with the parent. I don’t care how hard it might be. This type of policy threatens all parental rights.
I am authorized to volunteer there so she will see me Monday morning. I do not think she knows I am able to come and go there so I won’t announce myself and hopefully I won’t leave in handcuffs like I did last time. She’s going to get an education is trickery from a master. I had to take technical writing for the NSA so I can make a sentence into a book. There is no mention of cause or effect and a non signature is authorization is going to cost her dearly. I won’t leave until it’s changed on every form they have and I will check with my attorney as well. A non signature is illegal that I already know. It’s despicable especially for uneducated parents who would not even notice it. I better take a Xanax before I go so i don’t flip out on her it’s so dirty and underhanded.
And another post from this page:
Panama City, Fla. – Bay District Schools accused the Health Department in Bay County of stealing student health records from schools Wednesday.
News 13 obtained more than 150 pages of public records including emails between principals, district staff, Superintendent Bill Husfelt and Doug Kent, the administrator of the health department.
The district and the health department terminated their contract to provide health services to students this year and the district contracted with Pancare.
Emails from principals at more than 10 schools detail instances where they say health department nurses allegedly came to the school over the summer to pack up supplies and took student information with them.
The district now says they are asking the state to launch an investigation.
And yet another post:
“A homework question that a Pickens High School student whom I tutor needed help on. He will be graded on this and must pick the “correct” answer to get credit. I also posted a copy of the article from which the answer was to be derived and which by name promotes the Democrat Party tax policies. Since this subject is not mentioned in the article, one must assume the teacher pontificated to “explain how this works”. I told the student no correct answer was offered and to just randomly select from the liberal propaganda choices provided. I am not impressed.”
Here is a post from a New Hampshire anti-Common Core group:
Dear Superintendent Minnihan,
Based on this article in the Manchester Union Leader, your school district is actively engaging students in social and emotional learning, (SEL) and screening Kindergarten students. In accordance with RSA 91-as a Right to Know Request, I am requesting the following information:
1) The name/link to the vendor who is providing the materials for screenings, and treatment for children who are then diagnosed “in need of treatment.”
2) Provide the policy that then states how each child’s data will be secured.
a) What happens to that data once a child leaves the school district?
b) What happens to that data if the vendor files bankruptcy?
c) Is this data ever destroyed? IF so, by whom?
3) Provide the peer reviewed/independent research on any program used to diagnose or treat SEL issues? I’m not looking for biased research provided by the vendor, but actual independent research that shows the effectiveness of the program.
4) Who administers the screenings in the school? Their credentials and license?
5) Who then administers the treatment if a child is flagged for needing the additional support/ treatment? Their credentials?
6) What is the percentage of false/positives that accompany the screenings?
7) What happens if there is a false/positive? Who is involved ? Their credentials?
8) Provide a copy of the contract between the school district and the SEL vendor.
9) Provide a copy of ALL questions that are asked to screen students in your school district for every grade level.
10) Provide a copy of the permission slip sent to parents/guardians requesting their consent to screen or assess their child on SEL. What, if any, information did you provide to parents on the vendor who is providing this service?
11) Did the school board members vote to approve of mental health screenings for all students? If so, when did that vote take place?
12) Did the legal team provide any details on the possibilities of a malpractice lawsuit or something similar, that could arise if a child who is being treated by the school district, acts out in a violent way or harms themselves or others? If so, what kind of information was provided to the administration and/or school board members?
13) Is the SEL program being provided though a grant or is there any financial compensation to the district ? If so, what are the details? Was it provided free of charge?
14) Since children become research subjects, have their families been offered any sort of compensation? If not, why not?
15) Are copies of all assessments sent to parents so they can review what is being asked of their children?
16) Provide the ethical guidelines the district currently uses when conducting research on children and/or assessing their mental health.
17) What are the current school board policies addressing mental health screenings/treatment in the school ?
18) What are the current school board policies guiding research on students ?
19) What credentials in child psychology do the staff members have, that were trained by Cassie Yackley?
20) In the article it states: Laconia has been hit hard over the past decade by the opioid crisis and fallout from the economic recession.
And classroom teachers were seeing the impacts in their classrooms: Defiance, disobedience, aggression toward other students and staff members, “kids picking up chairs and throwing them…,” according to McKenzie Harrington-Bacote, director of Laconia School District’s Office of School Wellness.
Have you done any research into the curriculum and teaching practices currently used in the district to see if they are contributing to any of these negative behaviors?
21) The article mentions that Cassie Yackley is a psychologist, can you provide her advanced degree, and clinical training?
22) Once these individuals are trained, what exactly will they do in terms of assessing/treating children who’ve been flagged with an SEL problem?
I was unable to access e-mail addresses for all of the school board members. Please forward this information to them.
And another post from said group:
Where did Common core come from?? The answer will shock you!
Common Core ties to Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
By Bethany Blankley – – Tuesday, April 7, 2015
“Where did Common Core come from?” is a question I often hear from parents as I travel the country speaking about the Islamic infiltration of America.
Because in 2014-15 America, public school students via Common Core are:
• Participating in public school-sponsored trips to mosques via taxpayer expense, girls must wear head scarves (Colorado parents complain)
• Debating whether or not the Holocaust was “merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain,” (an eighth-grade assignment defended by the Rialto Unified School District, Los Angeles)
• Pledging allegiance in Arabic (New York)
• Observing two “Muslim holy days,” (New York City)
• Being taught Islamic vocabulary lessons (North Carolina)
• Being taught Islamic culture (Tennessee)
• Being taught world history from Islamic perspective (Florida) that includes learning about the five pillars of Islam (Maryland father, a Marine Corps veteran, complains and is banned from school grounds)
• Told to proselytize by creating a pamphlet about Islam to “introduce Islam to 3rd graders” that introduces Allah to children as the same God of the Christians and Jews (Michigan)
• Reciting in class the Shahada, “There is No God but Allah,” and the Muslim call to prayer (Massachusetts)
Parents in every state are outraged, protesting and asking, “Why is Islam being taught in public schools?” and “How did this happen?” “Where is the ACLU?” “Where are the people ‘protesting against’ religion being taught in public schools?”
Common Core origins
The short answer is that President Obama’s push for “hope and change” translates into completely transforming America — for the worse. Common Core is but one of many parts of an intricate plan to infiltrate every area of American society with Islam. Which is why, Common Core’s origin and funding came from Qatar, Libya and Saudi Arabia.
Globally, Common Core originated from the “One World Education” concept, a global goal orchestrated by the Connect All Schools program. Its origin is funded by the Qatar Foundation International (QFI). The director of QFI’s Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics is Tariq Ramadan, grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder, Hassan al-Banna.
According to the WND website, in 2011, QFI “partnered with the Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to facilitate matchmaking between classrooms in the U.S. and international schools through … the ‘Connect All Schools’ project.” QFI states on its website that the initiative was founded in response to Mr. Obama’s infamous 2009 Cairo speech, during which the Muslim Brotherhood was seated in the front row.
Mr. Obama’s mentor, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, received $49.2 million from Vartan Gregorian, a board member of the Qatar Foundation, who also is involved with Mr. Obama’s White House Fellowships Commission. Gregorian is an integral part of Connect All Schools, through which Qatar invested $5 million to teach Arabic in American public schools.
Domestically, in America, Common Core was “created by” the National Governor’s Association (NGA), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Achieve Inc., ACT and the College Board. The Common Core State Standards are copyrighted by the NGA and CCSSO, a private company, which means they cannot be changed.
Many groups helped create these standards (chief among them, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations) but Pearson Education, an NGA donor and CCSSO’s listed business and industry partner, is integral to Common Core.
Common Core was implemented in states that accepted federal funds from the 2009 “Race to the Top” initiative, which encouraged states to receive federal money to adopt new standards that would improve their public school children’s test performance results.
In order for a state to participate, the state board of education and the state’s educational professional standards board would have voted to adopt Common Core standards. Each participating state has posted the Common Core Standards on its state department of education website.
Two years prior to the Obama administration’s Race to the Top initiative, in 2007, the FBI uncovered documents revealing the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood, and its subsidiary organizations like CAIR, planned to indoctrinate American K-12 students by teaching Islam.
The seized documents were part of the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terror-funding trial in U.S. history. The FBI uncovered the Muslim Brotherhood’s manifesto “on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” (Exhibit 42945 and Exhibit 42946).
After states applied for “Race to the Top” federal funds in 2009, Pearson Education created Common Core curriculum and standards. Pearson Education is also the sole evaluator of teachers in some states. In order for New York State to continue receiving “Race to the Top” federal funds, it had to implement “reforms.” Pearson Education now solely administers the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA).
Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:
more wearable tech …
Here is a post that was shared on a Michigan anti-Common Core page:
YES! Whistleblower who was fired for questioning SLDS collecting and sharing student data–is suing the Oregon Dept of Ed. Let’s hope there is an investigation into the SLDS!!
She believes that top state officials forced her out because she raised privacy and security concerns about a massive database the state is building with records on millions of Oregonians, many of them children.
Looks like another Illinois school has caved to the Leftist open bathrooms agenda:
Here is a post from an anti-Common Core group:
The greatest illusion in public “education” today is the Title I school. It was the original FedEd money “hook” that allowed the national government to start their invasion in to what had been a local and State domain. And after more than 60 years of national government “help” in Title I schools, outcomes are worse today than they were in the 1960s when all of this “grand plan” was started. And the State and local educrats refuse to even talk about it because their friends and fellow educrats might no longer be needed.
And here is a reply to this post:
I did a Duck Duck Go search (I don’t use Google) on “Title 1 Schools” and this was the 1st result. It’s interesting that the big national government decided way back in 1965 that a child’s economic circumstance was paramount to that child, and in turn their whole school, being able to have academic achievement. To the point where the educrats have developed a whole “system” of methods to deal with “educating” economically disadvantaged children. Doesn’t this seem to be a bizarre measure for determining a child’s learning potential?
Here is a post from Alice Linahan:
It is all becoming more and more clear….
School Choice Corporate Reformers are not pushing quality education, they are just pushing… “Choice” and “Competition”.
Who could be against “Choice” and “Competition” in America?
As my friend Michael Bohr correctly states…
“Parents, who are the first and forever educators of their children, are the only people who hold the right to determine “the best interests of their child.
Everyone one else has an agenda that puts their best interests over those of the child and they have done so by taking control of our government.
Their hope is that we continue to fight the false battles they lay down before us and forget that we, the parents, are the sole authority in determining the education and upbringing of our children.”
“SCHOOL CHOICE” IS THE MOTHER OF ALL PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, THAT WILL BE THE DEMISE OF EDUCATION IN AMERICA!
What has been written into the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), originally passed in 1965, which opened the door for Title 1 federal dollars to go to economically disadvantaged students; now is the access point to every American student, pre-natal through the workforce; via illegal collected private data partnered with “Blended Funding” also known as Social Impact Bonds (SIBS).
Anita Hoge clearly laid it out…..
“Specialized Student Support Services” and “Direct Student Services” mandate equitable services to all private schools, the same as in public schools. This is referred to in the ESEA legislation as “meaningful choice.”
There are specific lists of providers that must be used, as well as, an ombudsman that will oversee compliance in private schools. This is where the mandate will force teachers to identify students as being At-Risk of not meeting College and Career Ready/Common Core as a disability and perform psychological services paid for by IDEA. These interventions are defined as positive behavior intervention and supports, PBIS, multi-tiered system of supports, MTSS, response to intervention, RTI, and early intervening services, EIS, etc.
These interventions are happening NOW because of the Flex Waivers.
By identifying students as At-Risk under Title I, ALL will receive psychological treatment and interventions on your children in private, Catholic, and Christian schools, as well as homeschools (defined as a private school.)
THERE WILL BE NO ESCAPE FROM THE COLLEGE AND CAREER READY/COMMON CORE OR THE PSYCHOBABBLE IN THE LEGISLATION.
Regular classroom teachers are being trained to identify children who would need services through PBIS, RTI, EIS, & MTSS.
Once EDUCATION SAVING ACCOUNTS (ESA)’s are in full operation, dedicated to each individual student, an individual career pathway meeting College and Career Ready/Common Core soft skills (Grit) interventions and a treatment plan which will be funded by direct student services known as psychobabble.
Because these specialized services are defined in the legislation as psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc, these services will be mandated. These members of the psych profession will be in a position for MEDICAID TO BE BILLED FOR SPECIALIZED STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES. This is your meaningful CHOICE.
Medicaid is on the scene as mental health wrap around services. Your family and child will be assigned a case manager. This initiates an individual family service plan. The federal government has just walked into your front living room door.
(THIS ORIGINAL PLAN WAS DRAWN UP UNDER SEC BELL UNDER THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE NAME “KNOWLEDGE NETWORK FOR ALL AMERICANS.” http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED351771.pdf
Bell has written extensively about parents not being capable to raise their own children.)
A school in Windsor, Vermont gave their fifth-grade students a survey that asked about their sexual history, preferences and gender identity: https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/10/14/parents-alarmed-by-schools-fifth-grade-survey-on-sexual-history-preference-and-gender-identity