Public Schools or Public Screwels? Part 33

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



Here is a post from Alison Hawver McDowell:

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

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

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

The Brookings Report:

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

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

is there absentee stuff going on in Tulsa?


And some replies to this post:

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


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


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


very interesting ties to UK attendance and Pay For Success

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


So good to know attendance “works.” TY

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


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


WA did just that.


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

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


Yep!


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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





Sex Ed Pushers

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

Who is Who in Sex Ed

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

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

Nora Gelperin, MEd
Director of Training
Answer

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

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

Debra Hauser, MPH
Executive Vice President
Advocates for Youth

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

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

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

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

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

Linda Moore
Acting Executive Director
American Association for Health Education

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

Buzz Pruitt, EdD
Professor
Texas A&M University

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

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

Elizabeth Schroeder, EdD, MSW
Executive Director
Answer

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

Danene Sorace, MPP
Consultant, Future of Sex Education Initiative

Additional Reviewers

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

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

Organizations

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

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

Professional learning standards for sex education (PLSSE) Buddies

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

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

Future of Sex Education (FoSE ) Buddies

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

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

ETR Buddies

Government

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

Private

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

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

ETR’s WISE Initiative Funders

The Grove Foundation
Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
Mary Wohlford Foundation

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

Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) Buddies

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

Source: http://wisetoolkit.org/partners

David & Lucille Packard Foundation
Grove Foundation

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

Learning for Action
Oak Hill Fund
Ford Foundation

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

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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

Advocates for Youth Buddies

Funders

Ford Foundation

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

Compton Foundation

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

CDC

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

The Palette Fund

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

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

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

WestWind Foundation

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

Herb Block Foundation

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

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

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

Source: http://crahd.phi.org

Positive Prevention Plus Partners

The American Red Cross
The California Department of Education
Cardea Services

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

Project Vida Health Center, El Paso, TX

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

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

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

Teen Talk/Health Connected Donors

Institutional Donors

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

Matching Donations

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

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

National Sex Ed Conference Supporters

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

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

Cardea Services Buddies

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

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

Ohio Sex Ed Pushers

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

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

Collaborative for Comprehensive School-Age Health Buddies

George Gund Foundation

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

Center for Community Solutions
AIDS Funding Collaborative

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

Creating A Future Together (CrAFT) Buddies

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Grove Foundation

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

Reaching Teens Where They Are Buddies

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Answer

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

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

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

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

Answer Donors

2016-2017

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

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

2010-2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education (NCSSE) Members

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

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

HB19-1032 (Colorado) Supporters

ACLU Colorado
Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains

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

American Atheists

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

Colorado PTA

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

Freedom from Religion Foundation

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

Sex Ed for All Month supporters

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

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

Power to Decide Funders

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

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

California Healthy Youth Act Supporters

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

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

ADL Orange County/Long Beach
LGBT Center OC
PFLAG

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

ETR

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

California Women’s Law Center

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

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

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

Citizens for Choice

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

Texas Freedom Network Teach the Truth Buddies

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

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

Called Abstinence-Only Education “Censorship”

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

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

Groups Pushing for “LGBTQ Inclusive” sex ed

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

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

SEX EDUCATION ALLIANCE OF NEW YORK CITY (SEANYC) Members

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

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

National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education Buddies

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

Advisory Committee

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

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

Additional Reviewers

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

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

Youth Tech Health (yth) Buddies

ETR

Private Foundations and Corporations

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

Community and Public Foundations, and Nonprofits

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

Government and Academic Institutions

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

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

Amaze Buddies

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

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

Massachusetts Healthy Youth Act Supporters

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

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

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, Inc.

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

Mass NOW

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

Act on Mass

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

Coalition for Comprehensive Sex Ed (CCSE) Buddies

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

Washington Sex Ed Supporters

Seattle Indivisible

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

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii

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

Public Schools or Public Screwels? Part 32

Here is a post shared by Alice Linahan:

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

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

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

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

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

A few facts:

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

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

Keep Texas Strong!!

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

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

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And here is a reply to this post:

Info for Alpine School District Parents:

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

The organization doing the assessments is Terrace Metrics.

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

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

Take a look at these links:

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

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Here is a post from the Activist Mommy:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coming up with a game plan ASAP.


And here is a reply to this post:

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

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



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

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


And some replies to this post:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



Here is a post from a friend of mine:

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


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


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


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

The Federal Reserve as the mouthpiece of child advocacy.

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

Said no sane person ever.

🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊

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


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

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


And some replies to this post:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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

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


And another post from this group:

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


And here are the replies to this post:

That is just one of several approved by Sacramento.


San Diego Unified is posted at RespectCulture.org



And yet another post from this group:

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


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


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

PAY ATTENTION!!! Privatize Education

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

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

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

Current Plans

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

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

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

Future Plans

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

Public Comment Opportunities, 5151 Samuell Blvd.

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

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

Transformation Schools

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

Early College High Schools

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

Early Childhood Center

N.W. Harlee
Arlington Park


And some replies to this post:

Rationale?


None!!!


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


that a good point


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


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


makes sense why Britt was pushing the TRE

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


Is that Gerald Britt with City Square?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


St. Luke and IMA are in the fight. Thank you Pastors Michael Bowie and David Wilson and the two pastors that were in attendance at the Dunbar meeting. We need others like Antioch, Freddie Haynes, Rickey Rush, T. D. Jakes, Tony Evans, Anthony Nolan, Fleming, and others.


Bowie was appointed to the violent crime task force with Alan Cohen. We need to enlighten him if he doesn’t already know the agenda at play:

Cohen used to work for Commit and DISD and is now with CPAL (non-profit) tied to CitySquare. Cohen was on a panel with Gerald Britt of CitySquare in Feb.


This is an epidemic problem. From Rochester, NY to Texas to Utah to other states, it seems that state governments are using those biased high stakes tests and other measures to “justify” taking away locally elected school boards and either having the state run things or else replacing them with crony charter schools. This trend should concern Republicans and Democrats alike who are SICK of the elites taking away our representation. Another scheme of theirs is to try to shift school funding from the local level to the state level so they can control us.



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

To win the game, you have to know the players. Here is a breakdown of how we got CSE in the US and ultimately, CA.

IPPF + SEICUS + UNFPA + UNESCO = CSE

IPPF = International Planned Parenthood Federation

SEICUS = Sexuality Education and Information Council of the US

UNFPA = United Nations Population Fund

UNESCO = United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

CSE = Comprehensive Sexuality Education

UNESCO + UNFPA + WHO + UNICEF = International Guidelines on Sexuality Education (2009)

WHO = World Health Organization

UNICEF = United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

Dr Mary Calderone + Hugh Hefner = SEICUS

Dr Mary Calderone, former medical director of Planned Parenthood, founded SEICUS

Hugh Hefner funded the founding of SEICUS and declared himself the “pamphleteer” of Alfred Kinsey, who experimented sexually (abused sexually) on children as young as 2 months old to determine that children are sexual from birth.

https://www.modernghana.com/news/958304/understanding-the-outcry-against-comprehensive.html


And another post from this group:

CSE is a United Nations (UN) program. The insanity begins with them.


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

So a little follow up to my first post about my son losing recess for not passing iReady quizzes. I just found out he is doing over 45 minutes PER DAY in his classroom in iReady. I have a meeting with the principal soon and I am trying to find some studies or articles about using iReady this much. I saw that even the content creators said that going over 45 minutes PER WEEK can be detrimental. Can anyone point me in the right direction to read up on this? Thank you!


And another post from this group:

Thank you so much for the add to this group! (This will be a long post and I apologize in advance, but I am really needing some direction and input from anyone who has a better understanding. My husband and I are pretty desperate at this point.) I am a parent of a third grader. I have spent twenty years in the classroom (all of my years except one year in each: third, fourth, fifth, and Reading Recovery specialist). It has been over ten years since I have taught in a testing grade(third) and boy have things changed 😦 This year, in August, I decided to leave the classroom for two reasons: to better support my child in third grade and to escape the monster, iReady. I was horrified with the creativity and freedom iReady stripped from the teacher. I am angry and fed up with so much at this point. I am having trouble finding resources to better understand our rights in regard to portfolio and testing.
The latest battle we are fighting is about my son’s portfolio. He has NEVER done well on standardized testing. He has ADD and doesn’t test well and is slightly behind the average third grade peer. Citrus County Schools is conducting mini portfolio entries on each child through a computer program which gives them a passage and questions. It is my understanding there is a passage for each standard. They started giving portfolios to the children by the end of first quarter. I was so upset that he had already been given portfolio attempts and it did NOT coincide with what has been taught in the classroom. I believe he only gets four attempts on each entry. The district just went to iReady as well as the Ready curriculum this school year so the portfolio’s are not aligned to what is going on in the classroom. The district follows the Ready curriculum in LAFS and MAFS. These are a series of lessons focusing on the standards. So when I brought this up to the curriculum person at the school, I was told that the standard(s) he was testing on are not new, and that he has had these standard in all of his years in elementary. The BIGGEST issue in my eyes is that he has not been exposed to that standard at the third grade level and text complexity before they attempted portfolio entries on him. (Of course, he failed it, scoring a 40 percent on it). In the conversation with the curriculum person she told me ” we mention to our teachers the portfolio standard, and a good teacher will touch upon that before the portfolio has been given.” This is NOT good enough. It seems so haphazard to test him on a standard he has not had instruction on in third grade.
We meet with the principal Monday morning because we weren’t satisfied with this answer. In that same conversation with the curriculum person, I had suggested they give him a portfolio entry attempt aligned to the weekly skill focus. This can not be done based on the current portfolios they created because they get more complex as the school year progresses. So, if they were to pull the standard he just studied, it would be passage that was too difficult to read at this point in the year. The only solution to this I believe is to ask they do NOT give him portfolio entries until he has for sure had instruction in class that is aligned to those. I don’t see us being able to do anything else because I KNOW, having taught in that district for ten years, this sort of recreation of the portfolio entries is not going to happen this school year. Unfortunately, my son is going to suffer because of it.
Another issue is that my son has NEVER done well on electronic assessments and this is what they are doing with the portfolios. He has an IEP in language currently, but we need to add extra time and breaks, and perhaps small group testing. I asked if they could give him a paper portfolio instead of electronic, and I was willing to add that to his IEP as well. The curriculum person said that accommodation CAN be added, but it does not guarantee a paper copy in all instances, the portfolio in particular would continue to be administered electronically. I would think, something as important as a portfolio attempt, would be something they HAVE to allow as a paper copy. So this is another issue we are bring to the principal. I have NO doubt it will need to be elevated to the district level because we are hitting a wall right now.
I read a post in here that opting out of the FSA is possible. I was thinking if we tell the principal we are seriously considering of him opting out, they may take us more seriously? I highly doubt we could convince my son to sit there and not attempt the FSA though.
I may never be rehirable again in the district, but I am wanting to make other parents aware of what is going on, that the portfolios don’t align with what is being taught. I don’t know where to start. The PTA president won’t contact me. School board meeting? The Superintendent is a family friend 📷:( The local newspaper?
Does anyone have info on the portfolio that may speak to our rights as parents? It is an experience being on the other side of the fence, the parent side. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and input!


And here is a reply to this post:

It is illegal to use IReady in an IEP for any kind of assessment or evaluation per IDEA. IReady is not peer reviewed or research evidence based. You can opt out of IReady by sending in communication that you do not allow your child to participate in any kind of program that requires a unique log in. In your IEP, you can put in the need for paper based, teacher led and created assessments. Here is a link to use as reference

https://www.wrightslaw.com/idea/art/ieps.rbi.htm


This is a relief-“paper based, teacher led and created assessments!” I appreciate you sharing this. I was told they wouldn’t be willing to even consider he take a paper based portfolio mini assessment. I want to move forward on this for sure. He takes the Ready program independent practice page as a test grade in ELA every other week from the weekly lesson. It is paper based but it is basically a mirror of FSA and prepping them for that. Since this is their core curriculum I wonder what can be done about this. Their mini lessons all week and workbook pages are done in a Ready book.


they need to do an authentic portfolio which is one that the teacher pulls from his work throughout the year showing he knows the standards. Not mini tests.



Here is a post from the Texas anti-STARR group:

I was going to enroll my daughter in k12. Then I read it requires you to take the STAAR test. Online public school can’t opt out seems odd. I was looking at the other options people had mentioned. However, they cost more than I can afford. Is there any cheap or free homeschooling that doesn’t require the STAAR? I was going to do this because my daughters mental disability is getting worse and it would be easier for her. I searched before asking. Also, she currently has a 504 that would either extend her time for the test or opt her out all together. I don’t know it that would make a difference.


And here is another post from this group:

I’d love to understand what DISD stands to gain by moving forward with this. I understand from our (parental) standpoint why privatization/charters are awful, but I’m struggling to understand what the school district gains.


And some replies to this post:

TEA offers “incentives”:

https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Schools/District_Initiatives/Texas_Partnerships_(SB_1882)

HB 1882 basically lets TEA come in and say: charterize or the state will take over your district (and end up charterizing anyway).

Even if a district isn’t “in trouble” per accountability metrics, TEA can bribe districts to charterize by offering more funding.
HB 1882 was pushed through the lege by the charter school lobbies.
Many people were fooled into thinking it was to help “failing” districts, but it is a privatization bill through and through.

The students and teachers will never see the extra money, it will go straight into the hands of the charter operators.


Yeah, this is really quite awful legislation. I think that HB 3 got so much media attention, this was slyly passed without any media attention. It could further devastate public ed.


1882 was passed by the 2017 lege.

The damage it’s done in two short years has been gigantic.
See San Antonio ISD, Waco ISD as examples…the state is currently gunning for Houston ISD.


El Paso ISD is excitedly selling itself out, too. 😢


We are in DISD, and the people who are advocating for this only say it means more $$$$ for the schools. Never mind that it means we hand over control of the best schools in our district to boards that don’t answer to our elected school board. 😡😡😡


Exactly. What good is more money without local control?
All is does is line the pockets of the charter operators. It does nothing for students or teachers.
All charterization does is put public money into private hands.


Keep a couple of things in mind…legitimate school districts do not make campaign contributions, do not really want STAAR, encourage their faculties and students to be a part of the electoral process….and consultants, charter schools, and the manufacturers of STAAR….make campaign contributions, wine and dine Legislators, support the bogus system of testing to close schools and punish local control….then when they can snag a Superintendent to support the crony endeavors…all the better…..the erosion of quality education can be done from the inside out….like a rotten onion….


Or school districts think they are above everyone else because of their A plus rating and don’t think they’ll ever face privatization but then the first charter school opens up right down the street from the administration office and some of the very families the district would like to keep, enroll their kids in that charter because they are sick of all the testing. True story.


The STAAR test is the major piece of legislation that the Legislators have initiated to change public schools. All the STAAR rules and regulations, the testing environments, dropping versions for Special Education, multiple opportunities, Summer School sessions, even the field questions on the STAAR…yes questions the kids have to answer but are not graded….take up testing time….the time itself was changed by the Legislature from all the time kids needed to limited time, teachers monitoring patters, bathroom monitors with sign out sheets for kids, sworn oaths required by teachers and administrators that could cost certifications, all of this test is bogus….it needs to go….now kids who are getting ready to graduate cannot get out from under even if they score perfect marks on SAT or ACT….tests that can get them into colleges…they have to take and EOC….just for the data….its wrong, all wrong…parents need to tell their district they are opting out….they must voice their objections to STAAR because it cannot be used for any…none…college admissions, not even in Texas Universities, certainly in other states.


spot on! It happens in suburb and rural districts, too. Throw TASB and TASA in there, too. Those are nothing but good ole boy clubs.


If families “sick of all the testing” are enrolling their kids in charter schools, they are dumber than a box of hammers and only exacerbating the problem.


many will arrive to these schools in a couple of months to find doors shut…and CEOs under indictment for fraud,…like our Attorney General…



And yet another post from this group:

It’s official. TEA proposes that Texas HS students with passing scores on nationally normed assessments be DENIED GRADUATION unless they also take a state EOC just for the data.

https://www.docdroid.net/khK93zB/2082-001.pdf


More attacks on liberty in Commiefornia: https://christiannews.net/2019/10/14/california-becomes-first-state-to-mandate-abortion-pill-at-public-colleges-after-governor-newsom-signs-into-law/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

THEY KNOW WHAT WEBSITES YOU CLICK ON AND CAN LINK YOUR REAL NAME TO YOUR IP ADDRESS…THEN THEY RANK YOU.
“Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply. Before many schools even look at an application, they comb through prospective students’ personal data, such as web-browsing habits and financial history”

https://t.co/wFrR7yOmFc?amp=1

Douglas MacMillan and
Nick Anderson
Oct. 14, 2019 at 3:02 p.m. MDT

To learn more about prospective students, admissions officers at the University of Wisconsin-Stout turned to a little-known but increasingly common practice: They installed tracking software on their school website.

When one student visited the site last year, the software automatically recognized who she was based on a piece of code, called a cookie, which it had placed on her computer during a prior visit. The software sent an alert to the school’s assistant director of admissions containing the student’s name, contact information and details about her life and activities on the site, according to internal university records reviewed by The Washington Post. The email said she was a graduating high school senior in Little Chute, Wis., of Mexican descent who had applied to UW-Stout.

The admissions officer also received a link to a private profile of the student, listing all 27 pages she had viewed on the school’s website and how long she spent on each one. A map on this page showed her geographical location, and an “affinity index” estimated her level of interest in attending the school. Her score of 91 out of 100 predicted she was highly likely to accept an admission offer from UW-Stout, the records showed.

See the email alert triggered by University of Wisconson at Stout’s tracking software

Colleges are collecting more data about prospective students than ever before — part of an effort, administrators say, to make better predictions about which students are the most likely to apply, accept an offer and enroll. Records reviewed by The Post show that at least 44 public and private universities in the United States work with outside consulting companies to collect and analyze data on prospective students, by tracking their Web activity or formulating predictive scores to measure each student’s likelihood of enrolling.

The practices may raise a hidden barrier to a college education for underprivileged students. While colleges have used data for many years to decide which regions and high schools to target their recruiting, the latest tools let administrators build rich profiles on individual students and quickly determine whether they have enough family income to help the school meet revenue goals.

The Post identified colleges with data operations by reviewing the customer lists of two top admissions consulting firms: Capture Higher Ed and Ruffalo Noel Levitz. The Post interviewed admissions staffers at 23 colleges, examined contracts and emails obtained from 26 public universities through open-records laws, and used a Web privacy tool to confirm the presence of Capture Higher Ed’s tracking software on the websites of 33 universities.
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Records and interviews show that colleges are building vast repositories of data on prospective students — scanning test scores, Zip codes, high school transcripts, academic interests, Web browsing histories, ethnic backgrounds and household incomes for clues about which students would make the best candidates for admission. At many schools, this data is used to give students a score from 1 to 100, which determines how much attention colleges pay them in the recruiting process.

Scoring and tracking are popular at schools that are struggling to survive. Faced with shrinking sources of funding and growing competition for high school graduates, cash-strapped colleges are experimenting with new ways to identify and attract students who can afford to pay tuition, said Lloyd Thacker, a former admissions counselor and founder of the Education Conservancy, a nonprofit research group.

“An admission dean is more and more a businessperson charged with bringing in revenue,” Thacker said. “The more fearful they are about survival, the more willing they are to embrace new strategies.”

Admissions consulting companies charge schools tens of thousands of dollars a year to collect and analyze the data of millions of students. In emails reviewed by The Post, employees of Louisville-based Capture Higher Ed urged school administrators to hand over all data they felt comfortable sharing.

“We love data, so the more the merrier,” one of Capture’s consultants wrote in a 2017 email to the admissions director at UW-Stout.

Capture Higher Ed spokesman Jim Davidson said the company helps schools provide relevant information to students who have chosen to receive that information. Students can opt out of Web tracking by contacting schools directly, he said.

Doug Mell, a spokesman for UW-Stout, said in an email that the school used Capture’s Web tracking for a one-year trial and did not renew the contract this year. The female student who was tracked last year voluntarily gave the school her background information when she applied, he said. She enrolled in the school last year.
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See the full Capture Higher Ed contract with University of Wisconsin at Stout

Consultants are expanding their influence on college campuses. Ruffalo Noel Levitz, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has hired the top admissions officers at more than two dozen universities — including Vanderbilt, Creighton and Marquette — to do paid consulting work on the side, according to interviews and records. Some university officials received compensation from Ruffalo Noel Levitz at the same time that their schools were paying customers of the company — raising questions about potential conflicts of interest, Thacker said.

The vast majority of universities reviewed by The Post do not tell students the schools are collecting their information. In a review of the online privacy policies of all 33 schools using Web tracking software, only three disclosed the purpose of the tracking. The other 30 omitted any explanation or did not explain the full extent or purpose of their tracking.

The State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry said in its online privacy policy that it “does not use cookies.” However, a representative from the school said in an email that the school does use Capture Higher Ed’s tracking cookies to show relevant pop-up ads to students but deletes the cookies from its databases “within four hours.”
The privacy policy for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. (College’s website)

Some privacy experts say colleges’ failure to disclose the full extent of how they share data with outside consultants may violate the spirit if not the letter of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, a federal law protecting the privacy of student education records at schools that receive federal education funds. FERPA generally requires that schools ask for students’ permission before sharing their personal data with any outside parties.
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Rather than getting permission, some schools have classified the consulting companies as “school officials,” a legal designation that exempts them from FERPA if certain conditions are met.

Zachary Greenberg, a program officer at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a student advocacy group, said colleges that do this risk undermining one of the goals of FERPA — to make the management of records more transparent. “Students deserve to know where their information is going,” Greenberg said.

The Education Department can suspend all federal funding to any school it finds in violation of FERPA but has never imposed that penalty in the 45 years since the law was created. The agency has other enforcement measures and works with offenders to voluntarily come into compliance, said Angela Morabito, a spokeswoman for the Education Department. She declined to say whether colleges may be violating the law by sharing data with consulting companies.

Many schools do not give students the ability to opt out of data collection.

Jacquelyn Malcolm, chief information officer at the State University of New York’s Buffalo State College, said that if prospective students do not want their Web browsing tracked, they should not visit her school’s website.

“You have a choice of not interacting at all,” Malcolm said in an interview, adding that applicants can get information by calling the school, visiting its social media accounts or visiting other websites with information about different colleges.

In an email, a spokesman for SUNY Buffalo State later said that the school is exploring new ways to inform students about its privacy practices and that anyone can request not to be tracked by sending an email directly to Malcolm.

Filtering recruits with socioeconomic data

Data tools appeal to schools that are trying to increase revenue by recruiting students who can afford to pay tuition.

At Mississippi State University, a state school with more than 18,000 undergraduates, administrators use data to filter a large number of potential applicants down to a select pool of recruits who are a good fit for the school’s academic programs and do not need much financial aid.

Each year, Mississippi State buys data on thousands of high school students from testing firms including the College Board, which owns the SAT, said John Dickerson, assistant vice president for enrollment. These students all gave permission to have their data shared by checking a box when they took the SAT. The nonprofit testing company says on its website that it licenses the names and data of each student for 47 cents apiece.
The section of SAT instructions that explains how the College Board may collect and share student data.

Next, Mississippi State shares its list of prospects with Ruffalo Noel Levitz, which uses a formula to assign each one a score. According to Dickerson, the formula for out-of-state students gives the most weight (30 percent) to a student’s desired major; someone choosing agriculture or veterinary sciences, areas where the school is strong, will score higher than a student who wants to major in music. The formula also weighs their distance from campus (7.9 percent), income level (7.2 percent) and consumer purchasing behavior (6.8 percent), among other factors.

See the full Ruffalo Noel Levitz contract with Mississippi State University

The formula is an example of predictive analytics, a field of computer science that attempts to predict the likelihood of future events by looking for patterns in data. Similar to software that tries to predict what movies or music someone will like, these formulas attempt to guess which students are a good match for a college based on how many attributes they have in common with students who previously enrolled in the school.

A predictive formula may also be adjusted to favor the types of people a college wants more of, such as ethnic minorities or students of financial means.

Mississippi State uses socioeconomic data in its admissions algorithm to recruit more high-income students from outside the state, Dickerson said. Like many public universities, Mississippi State has ramped up out-of-state recruiting because those students pay higher tuition. The university drew 42 percent of its freshmen from out of state in 2018, up from 26 percent a decade earlier, federal data shows.

“From a practical standpoint,” Dickerson said, “you would want to know if folks have an ability to pay.”

The vast majority of Mississippi State students still receive some form of financial aid, and the school says it does not use financial information to determine who gets an offer of admission. However, focusing recruiting resources on higher-income students means lower-income students may receive less encouragement to apply for college.

Shaquilla Wordlaw, a junior at Mississippi State, said she thinks it is a good idea for college recruiters to use more data to target messages to the right students. But Wordlaw, who is from Starkville, where Mississippi State is based, says the school should not discriminate against students based on their income.

“They’re choosing those who are a part of the upper class rather than middle or lower, because they want money,” Wordlaw said. “They’re not focused on the education they are providing.”

Consulting companies may estimate a student’s financial position by checking their Zip codes against U.S. Census data for estimated household incomes in that area. Ruffalo Noel Levitz and Capture Higher Ed also buy information from third-party data brokers, which gather consumer data from public and private databases on property holders, magazine subscribers and supermarket loyalty-card members.

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Some schools say data analysis can help them find students who might not have applied in the first place. George Mason University, in Northern Virginia, uses data analysis tools to look for nontraditional prospects who might have working-class parents or be the first in their family to go to college, said David Burge, the school’s vice president for enrollment management.
Consulting companies woo college officials

As they pursue student data, colleges have embraced an industry of consultants.

Hundreds of school administrators filled the ballroom of a Nashville convention center in late July for a keynote speech by Sumit Nijhawan, a former tech executive who became CEO of Ruffalo Noel Levitz last year. He paced before a large screen and discussed how data is helping colleges tailor their pitch to individual students, similar to how tech companies such as Spotify and Netflix surface music and videos based on the user, he said. “Usually the solution to problems is lurking somewhere around in data,” Nijhawan told the crowd. “And there’s a lot of data in higher ed — no doubt about that.”

The three-day conference, replete with lunch buffets, PowerPoint presentations and free coffee mugs with company logos, was an example of how consulting companies are trying to win over school officials as they negotiate for larger contracts and more access to student data.

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At least 30 admissions officers have taken part in Ruffalo Noel Levitz’s associate consulting program over the past decade, according to interviews and records posted on the company’s website. Emails reviewed by The Post show the program is helping Ruffalo Noel Levitz build closer ties to campus decision-makers.

Cecilia Castellano, vice provost of strategic enrollment planning at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, became an associate consultant for Ruffalo Noel Levitz around the same time her school signed a three-year, $48,000 contract, which was obtained by The Post through a public-records request. Castellano, who was listed as the “primary contact” on that business deal in October 2016, received emails from Ruffalo Noel Levitz a few days later, asking her to sign up for a “new associate training workshop” later in the year.

In an email to Castellano the same year, Ruffalo Noel Levitz asked her to help pitch a $13,590-per-person certification program to potential customers. “Please encourage the teams on your client campuses to consider the program,” the email said.

Dave Kielmeyer, a university spokesman, said Castellano attended the consultant training in 2016 and has since done two paid consulting projects for the company. She got approval from the school, which did not see the work as a conflict, Kielmeyer said. Castellano “has a role in hiring vendors,” he said, but the school’s provost or chief financial officer must approve consulting contracts.

Admissions officers at Vanderbilt, Creighton and Marquette universities say that they have disclosed their consulting roles with their colleges and are careful not to work with competing schools. Nijhawan, the Ruffalo Noel Levitz CEO, said in an interview that the program is aimed at helping school administrators “share knowledge across the industry.”
Matching ‘cookies’ to student identities

Some of the same technologies that big companies use to track users and show ads to consumers are gaining traction in college admissions. One example is Capture Higher Ed’s behavioral tracking service, which relies on cookies to record every click students make when they visit a university website.

Each visitor to the university site gets a cookie, which sends Capture information including that person’s Internet protocol address, the type of computer and browser they are using, what time of day they visited the site and which pages within the site they clicked on, according to Patrick Jackson, chief technology officer for digital privacy firm Disconnect, who reviewed college websites on behalf of The Post.

Every time that person returns to the site, Capture learns more information about them, such as their interest in athletics or the amount of time they spend on financial aid pages, according to promotional videos on the company’s website.

Initially, the cookies identify each visitor by the IP address, a unique code associated with a computer’s Internet connection, but Capture also offers software tools to match the cookie data with people’s real identities, according to the company’s promotional videos. Colleges do this by sending marketing emails to thousands of prospective students, inviting them to click on a hyperlink inside the message for more information about a particular topic, according to the videos.

When a student clicks on the link, Capture learns which email address is associated with which IP address, connecting the student’s real identity to the college’s snapshot of the student’s Web browsing history, Capture executives said in one of the videos.
Promotional video for Capture Higher Ed’s student tracking service.

“We are embedding links in every email,” Billy Pierce, then director of undergraduate admission at the University of Toledo, a Capture customer, said onstage at a college admissions conference in 2016. “You want more of the identified visitors coming to your website because those are the kids that you have their name, their address, their email, sometimes their phone number — any information you have in your system now gets tied to their behavior,” Pierce said at the conference, a video of which was posted to YouTube.

Meghan Cunningham, a spokeswoman for the University of Toledo, said the school uses Capture’s software code on its website and in some — not all — of its marketing emails in an effort to give students information relevant to them. In an email, Pierce added that students choose to give their names and contact information to the school.

Admissions officers say behavioral tracking helps them serve students in the application process. When a college sees that a qualified student is serious about applying based on the student’s Web behavior, it can dedicate more staffers to follow up.

“An admissions counselor may only have an hour in a given day to make contact with prospective students,” Chrissy Holliday, vice president of enrollment at Colorado State University at Pueblo — a Capture Higher Ed client — said in an email. “The web data allows the counselor to know which students are currently most engaged and might benefit most from that contact.”

But Web tracking may unfairly provide an advantage to students with better access to technology, said Bradley Shear, a Maryland lawyer who has pushed for better regulation of students’ online privacy. A low-income student may be a strong academic candidate but receive less attention from recruiters because the student does not own a smartphone or have high-speed Internet access at home, he said.

“I don’t think the algorithm should run the admissions department,” Shear said.”

When one student visited the site last year, the software automatically recognized who she was based on a piece of code, called a cookie, which it had placed on her computer during a prior visit. The software sent an alert to the school’s assistant director of admissions containing the student’s name, contact information and details about her life and activities on the site, according to internal university records reviewed by The Washington Post. The email said she was a graduating high school senior in Little Chute, Wis., of Mexican descent who had applied to UW-Stout.
The admissions officer also received a link to a private profile of the student, listing all 27 pages she had viewed on the school’s website and how long she spent on each one. A map on this page showed her geographical location, and an “affinity index” estimated her level of interest in attending the school. Her score of 91 out of 100 predicted she was highly likely to accept an admission offer from UW-Stout, the records showed.

This WaPost article has a table showing which universities use trackers, cookies or predictive analytics to collect data about kids (like this above).


And a reply to this post:

There is a real reason that this week schools across demographics, across the country are all taking classroom instruction time to fill out the FAFSA form together.



And another post from her:

Amazom AI detects fear.
“Fear is actually the eighth psychological state that Amazon claims to be able to read with its facial recognition software. The company had previously announced that it could detect sad, angry, surprised, disgusted, calm and confused facial images as well as a general age range. Competing companies such as Microsoft and Google offer similar analysis features, but none have claimed to be able to detect fear as of yet.”


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

This came from DallasISD and is a victory for public education advocates.

Announcement: Recently, Dallas ISD proposed changes to board policy ELA (Local) Campus or Program Charters – Partnership Charters. The amendments to the policy would have enabled the district to also accept partnership applications for open enrollment schools as allowed by Senate Bill 1882.

After careful consideration, Dallas ISD will no longer pursue SB 1882 partnerships. Although other districts in Texas have pursued such agreements, Dallas ISD has a great history in creating successful partnerships as evidenced by over 70 industry partners with our P-Tech program. In addition, the district will continue to develop partnerships outside the realm of SB 1882 to provide our students with the best opportunities for success.


Kudso to these Georgia parents for fighting back against the Transtapo: https://www.frcaction.org/updatearticle/20191016/parents-flip


Here is a post from The Activist Mommy:

Public schools are no longer educational institutions. They are propaganda camps! 😡 Please do all you can to get your children out and protect them. 💔


And here are the replies to this post:

Thank God my kids are adults. If they brought home questions like this or were made to answer questions like this, my blood would boil. It’s nothing more than indoctrination & brainwashing that it’s ok to do those things. It’s not!


The pediatrician are also asking the same questions and having the same discussions. Parents must advocate and stay informed!! Never leave your children alone with the doctors. I told the pediatrician I’m Catholic and 100% apposed to any questions or suggestions that goes against my religious beliefs. As she went down her mandated list of questions she kept stopping and then just ripped it up realizing she was not able to read any of them without discrimination against my faith! They are manipulating our children and parents are being complacent!


I did step out of the room thinking that the doctor was going to ask the ‘do you feel safe at home’ talk. My newly 12 yr old told me word for word what was said…during her appt for her skin!
“Do you have sex?” My daughter replied, “no”. Doctor said, “Well when you do in a couple of years you can come back and see me and I will give you pills to prevent pregnancy.” Needless to say, I was livid! How dare her! I told my daughter that she does not have permission to go back there…and explained God’s design for sex, etc. once again as she had already heard that from me.


Never heard of a doctor or pediatrician asking these questions! Not saying it is not true, just hard to fathom!


get used to it. More things are happening that you are not aware of and not even fathom.


do you have any children? The doctors always ask parents to step out. But you can refuse. They have a mental wellness checklist starting each visit at around 9 years old. Starts with depression sadness wanting to hurt yourself. Then touching yourself, knowing your sex organs, puberty and then sex questions including STDs and pregnancy!


It has been going on for years. It is a hidden gem most parents only hear about after kids are exposed and most kids are too embarrassed to share its entirety. It now includes the transgender and gender identity. Look up your states mandates on education. It is in all states and directly effects state funding for public schools. Only private schools or schools not receiving federal/state grants can deviate.


I had this experience years ago when my daughter was 13. We went in for a skin exam. I was asked to leave the room. I did so. Later my daughter told me the Dr had suggested home abuse. And other things.
I wrote a fuming letter to the hospital director, a nun( Catholic hospital)
She replied with apology and stated that they were changing exam policy due to my letter.
Being silent and passively putting up with things that are wrong is how they gain force and get out of control.


Last time I saw the doc I had to fill out a new sheet, even though I had been seeing him for 2 years. It actually had some of those kind of questions on it… I couldn’t believe it and told the nurse to take it away!


I never leave my children alone with any type of doctor for this reason as well. My 16 year old daughter is aware of the propaganda, the disregard for faith and the hypocrisy of the government as well as medicine (specifically payoffs between doctors for prescribing and pushing meds). With that said, my daughter asks for me to stay in the room and the doctors are always shocked. When I point out we have a transparent and mutual respect for one another they seem as though it’s outdated and odd simply bc they are not use to what should be. They are not going to get anything passed this mom or her children.


My daughter has recently developed medical issues. At an appointment, the doc made me leave the room while she asked her questions about sex and drugs. My daughter is 16 and had some high blood sugar. I can’t even talk to the doc about treatment options. It’s sickening.


happens all the time. That’s why we as parents must advocate. Just like pushing the HPV vaccination on parents and tweens.


Since when does our schools think they have the right to ask questions that only parents should be asking our children???? My children are grown and the schools didn’t have these questions and not one of them had any of these problems. Not one of them had a child before they were 21 and never were they confused about their sexuality. If they had questions..they came to me. I have Grandkids that are in school now and this is just another way to try to put things in our childrens heads. I am furious with this!!!!!


because too many parents were willing to abdicate their many responsibilities to the govt…some schools have been their agents for a long time now! We gave them an inch, they took a mile!


Twenty years ago my son was in Jr high. The following year we started to homeschool. It was not until that year that another homeschool mom informed me that the prior year, in the “health” class our sons were both in, they were being taught about these very things. That mom had sat in every class. I was in sickening shock. I said, “HOW?? We attended the meeting where the principal and teacher explained everything to the parents that they would be talking about. We reviewed the book. We spoke privately to the principal who assured us he was a Bible-believing Christian man and said that there would be NO inappropriate sex education on his watch. We left feeling completely confident. How did this happen?!?! “
Since she attended every class, she knew, and said,
“Because the person they brought in from a local (large) hospital pushed the book aside and taught from her own curriculum that included homosexuality, oral sex, and masterbation.”
I. Was. Sick. (and livid) Finding this out a full YEAR later, I sat my son down and we talked about all of it. As a nurse, I had always been open with my kids and tried to present things in a natural way so it wasn’t uncomfortable to talk about. I talked about God’s gift to MARRIAGE. But now I had to explain to my 14 yr old how the world had PERVERTED what was meant for good and meant only for marriage between a man and a woman. I always wanted to educate my kids at the age-appropriate time, with age-appropriate information, based on a GODLY and Biblical world view, not on the time table the world thinks we should use.
We began home-schooling our daughter in 4th grade because I saw hoIt has slowly gotten worse in schools. Parents have had their heads up their butts and I pray their eyes and ears are open to see this mess and stand up against it!w the public school had destroyed elements of our son’s innocence and childhood. I wanted to preserve that as long as I could in our daughter. Adult life is very difficult and once you reach adulthood, there is no going back to an innocent childhood. I just wanted my kids to have a PURE, Bible-based childhood full of unconditional love, learning the facts of life at healthy junctions. It was never my purpose to shield them from truths that would cause them to be naive, but that doesn’t mean giving condom lessons to 10 yr olds!
Our public schools and our culture have destroyed the innocence of childhood. Children being raised in healthy environments will ASK about things as their curiosity grows. Answering those questions honestly, but with age-appropriate answers will lead to the healthy development of a secure, balanced adult.
God have mercy on the innocent children being subjected to this evil. 😭


I heard a transgender talking on tv, and she said, she was feeling bad about herself, and learned in school she was transgender…without schools encouraging this we wouldn’t have so much of it. These children need psychological help.


I wish more parents would stand up against this crap. Sadly where I live no one has the guts to do so because they feel out numbered. I am constantly fighting for my child’s rights and my rights as her parent that are being violated at school, but it’s always a run around that leads to nothing except me being hated and treated like a problem because I took a stand against them and they do not like it! I think we parents can demand all we want but they don’t care they think they run the show! It’s awful.


Schools make money on these surveys and keep the info follows your child and dictates curriculum and services…. they have an agenda that undermines parental authority


Some teachers are even getting discourage about the curriculum that is being taught so they are quitting their professions.


It has slowly gotten worse in schools. Parents have had their heads up their butts and I pray their eyes and ears are open to see this mess and stand up against it!


they’ve also used so called security concerns to block parents out completely which makes it far easier for them to have complete control of your child


Parents don’t want to parent their own children. They gladly relinquish their rights to public school faculty. They are all sheep believing the schools know better when and how to discuss all sensitive social, cultural and religious issues with their children. Even the well meaning parents will go along with the program to not single out their child as different!!The teachers are no longer meeting the students educational needs but somehow are all sex and human health experts now!

I worked in and was the PTO president in public school. I basically volunteered every waking moment. No disrespect because I certainly feel for parents who want to just have the education provided. I advocated on behalf of all of their children. I was advocating alone in some cases. Parents were not fazed by the sex ed curriculum being forced on 9 and 10 year olds. Most even well meaning parents will go with the flow rather then fight battles or find alternatives.


I’m 52, I will never forget being told by the school and my daughters doctor, that when she was 12 years old I was no longer able to be in the same room with her at doctor’s appointments and school appointments. It was for her safety and personal business, unless she signed some ridiculous form. REALLY! This is my daughter! I’m responsible for her safety and her personal business! It’s my responsibility to make sure that she is safe, healthy and happy. Our government signed into law that we have no rights to our children past 12 years of age, but we are responsible for everything they do until they are 18. This is what the Democrats have done! So don’t tell me the government isn’t taking our prenatal rights away. This started years ago. My daughter is now 32, so this is 30 years ago, and its getting worse every year.


My kids doctor asked her these exact questions when she was only 11


Teach your children not to answern these questions and tell you.. Teach them to tell you about things happening at school that they feel uncomfotable about.


My son was given something similar in his CcD class years ago. I marched up there, read them the riot act and told them to give it to me.


Disgusting- Planned Parenthood brought into my sons 10th grade health class 3/4 times without approval from board of ed


Im from MA. and my middle school daughter came home yesterday telling us the weird inapproriate stuff she is learning and forced to talk about in Health class. From having to do mock dates in class which was explained can be two females two males or female male. To having to list physical reasons girls are attracted to boys & vice versa and then read in front of the class to many other very personal topics like loosing virginity. She takes surveys in class and last year they were taught how meth was made. She is mortified and embarrassed and frankly as HER PARENTS we DO NOT GIVE THE SCHOOL PERMISSION TO DISCUSS SEXUAL INFO WITH OUR CHILD. We do speak up to the school but are treated as though we are the problem. The schools need to start teaching valuable life skills instead of pushing sex and drugs and agendas.😠😞



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

What can I do if the school tested my child after I submitted an exclusion form?


And here are the replies to this post:

They cannot be trusted. I would not leave my children with people who could not be trusted. They knew what they were doing. That is very unprofessional. I would file an affidavit and they would lose several thousand dollars as my child exited.

They not only tested your child but collected data on that child that you did not give consent for, in fact you turned in a form directing them not to. They simply did nit care what you wanted.


I believe you can have your test pulled. That’s not the term they used… I can’t remember exactly how they described it, but I believe they can request the test be deleted somehow from the testing provider. I wish I could find where I read that! Maybe someone else will know, but you could ask the school & if they don’t know, maybe ask your State School Board member?


I withdrew my kids from this school this year. They pushed it way too much!



Looks like Van Buren Middle School in Kettering, Ohio is pushing the LGBTQP agenda: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/lgbt


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

an email from a charter school in LAUSD, which was sent to parents for tomorrow’s event:

LGBTQ SPIRIT DAY THIS THURSDAY!

Spirit Day, which occurs every October during National Bullying Prevention, is spearheaded by GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). We are encouraging our school community to “go purple” and wear the color as a way to signify an alliance against bullying this upcoming Thursday, October 17th. Attached you’ll find some helpful resources in case you want some language to use with your child or family. Some of these resources will be utilized for instruction within the classrooms as well this week.


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Replacing teachers and textbooks with shiney tech and creepy camera surveillance doesn’t work. Altschool (created by former Google exec and backed by Zuckerberg & Thiel) closed June 2019 after wasting taxpayer money and years of school these kids will never get back.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/amp/AltSchool-s-out-Zuckerberg-backed-startup-that-14058785.php?__twitter_impression=true

“At AltSchool, attendance got a makeover, with even kindergartners signing in on an iPad. Kids got a “playlist” of activities that used a mix of apps. Cameras on the walls recorded lessons so teachers could review them later.

Now, the 21st century schoolhouse, created by a former Google executive and backed by titans of tech like Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel, is essentially shutting down. AltSchool is being retooled as Altitude Learning, a startup that will sell software and professional development services nationwide….”


I found that this group, the American School Health Association, is promoting SEL (they used the codewords “whole child”): http://www.ashaweb.org/news-events/advocacy/

As can be seen from here, this group is also tied to the Comprehensive Sexuality Standards, along with some other groups: National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN), American Association for Health Education, the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education, and Future of Sexuality Education (FoSE): https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B50W2Y7Vse75Q0pZQWhNN2JhZ1E/edit

Also, I found, that AHSA and Advocates for Youth were promoting something called Amaze (which was created by Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health): http://www.ashaweb.org/amazeing-animated-sexuality-education-videos-for-middle-schoolers/


Looks like Planned Parenthood is promoting “sex ed” not just in the US but around the world as well: https://www.ippf.org/sites/default/files/ippf_framework_for_comprehensive_sexuality_education.pdf


The Eastern Lancaster County School District in Pennsylvania appears to be going further on the gender-bender bandwagon: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/school-district-to-eliminate-locker-rooms-replace-them-with-gender-neutral-facilities


Here is a post from the Common Core Diva: Vouchers are tax funded and page 17 of ESSA states all Ed must be aligned to the same thing. That renders “choice” a moot point.


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

If you can’t open the New York Times article, here it is:
The New York Times
For Sale: Survey Data on Millions of High School Students
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The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass. Many teenagers were invited after data from a college-planning questionnaire they took, My CollegeOptions, was shared with the organizer.CreditCreditNational Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists
By Natasha Singer
July 29, 2018
LOWELL, Mass. — Three thousand high school students from across the United States recently trekked to a university sports arena here to attend an event with an impressive-sounding name: the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Many of their parents had spent $985 on tuition.
Months earlier, the teenagers had received letters, signed by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, congratulating them on being nominated for “a highly selective national program honoring academically superior high school students.”
The students all had good grades. But many of them were selected for the event because they had once filled out surveys that they believed would help them learn about colleges and college scholarships.
Through their schools, many students in the audience had taken a college-planning questionnaire, called MyCollegeOptions. Others had taken surveys that came with the SAT or the PSAT, tests administered by the College Board. In filling out those surveys, the teenagers ended up signing away personal details that were later sold and shared with the future scientists event.
“It wasn’t like I sought out filling in my information for the College Board to sell to other companies,” said Adriana Bay, 19, a sophomore at Vanderbilt University this fall who was solicited by the future scientists event when she was in high school. “You are giving them the liberty to profit off your information.”
Consumers’ personal details are collected in countless ways these days, from Instagram clicks, dating profiles and fitness apps. While many of those efforts are aimed at adults, the recruiting methods for some student recognition programs give a peek into the widespread and opaque world of data mining for millions of minors — and how students’ profiles may be used to target them for educational and noneducational offers. MyCollegeOptions, for instance, says it may give student loan services, test prep and other companies access to student data.
These marketing programs are generally legal, taking advantage of the fact that there is no federal law regulating consumer data brokers. They also face little oversight because federal education privacy laws make public schools, and not their vendors, directly responsible for controlling the spread of student data.
But the handling of student surveys is receiving heightened scrutiny, particularly in the wake of revelations about Cambridge Analytica, a voter-profiling company that siphoned off the data of Facebook users who took a personality questionnaire.
In May, the Department of Education issued “significant guidance”that recommended that public schools make clearer to students and their parents that surveys with the SAT and the ACT, a separate college admissions exam, are optional. The notice emphasized that pretest surveys could provide opportunities for families to learn about college choices. But it also reminded schools that parents had the right to inspect all surveys in advance. Parents also have the right to opt their children out of any school-required surveys that touch on sensitive topics like religion, family income or politics.
The new federal guidance could give school districts and state education agencies “leverage to push the College Board and the ACT to either eliminate the voluntary survey when it’s being given in a school,” said Amelia Vance, director of education privacy at the Future of Privacy Forum, an industry-funded think tank, “or take out any questions that would be considered sensitive in a particular state.”
Over the last few years, several states have passed laws that might also limit the spread of some student profiles. The laws generally prohibit online educational vendors to schools from selling students’ personal data or using it for targeted advertising.
For high school students who want to receive materials from colleges and scholarship organizations, nonprofit college admissions testing services, like ACT and the College Board, offer optional surveys. Many colleges, universities and scholarship organizations buy such survey data to pinpoint prospective students.
More than three million students who graduated in 2018 took surveys with the ACT, the SAT or the PSAT, which is a college scholarship test given to high school juniors. The College Board charges educational institutions 43 cents per student name. Starting in September, the ACT will charge 45 cents per name.
As marketing materials on the ACT site put it: Purchasing the names of “racial and ethnic minorities is a great way to increase diversity at your campus.” Other survey services, however, sell students’ personal information far beyond colleges.
Scholarships.com, for instance, asks students for their name, birth date, race, religion, home address and citizenship status and whether they have “impairments” like H.I.V., depression or a “relative w/Alzheimer’s.” Scholarships.com also has a subsidiary, American Student Marketing, that describes itself as the “exclusive broker” of the student data collected by Scholarships.com, offering it to marketers of student loans, credit cards and smartphones.
Scholarships.com did not respond to requests for comment.
“I find all of this really troubling,” said Marianne Stephens, the college counselor at Shorewood High School, a public school in Shoreline, Wash. After students there received mailings from a slew of leadership events, Ms. Stephens posted a “Sham Alert” on her school’s website describing many student recognition programs as “essentially well-packaged marketing schemes.” The alert also said students could opt out of college surveys that share their information.
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Tuition for the future scientists event, held in a university arena, was $985. Richard Rossi, whose company organized the event, said the company plans to become more transparent about its student selection process. People deserve to know “how did you get my name?” he said.CreditNational Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists
“Students and families don’t realize that the data may come back to them as misleading marketing,” she said.
Richard Rossi, executive director of the National Leadership Academies, the company behind the future scientists event, said the program accurately described itself as selective because it accepted only students with at least a 3.5 grade point average.
“Does that make it less appropriate to tell them they are special?” Mr. Rossi asked. “In my mind, no.”
Some families find educational value in events that identify their children through surveys. Students at the three-day Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders heard motivational career talks by science luminaries like Sylvia Earle, the renowned oceanographer, and Shree Bose, a Google science fair winner.
“I felt excited to hear words from people who were successful in science to inspire me,” said Sebastian Gonzalez, a high school junior interested in engineering who came to the event with his parents from Northern California.
But critics say survey services may categorize students in ways that could expose them to predatory marketing or exclude them from important opportunities.
“The harm is that these children are being profiled, stereotyped, and their data profiles are being traded commercially for all sorts of uses — including attempts to manipulate them and their families,” said Joel Reidenberg, a professor at the Fordham University School of Law who was one of the authors of a recent research report on the student data market.
Paul Weeks, ACT’s senior vice president for client relations, said his organization allowed only colleges, universities and scholarship organizations to use its database, which includes details like students’ family income, religious affiliation and test score range. ACT also prohibits clients from sharing students’ data with third parties, he said.
He added that the National Leadership Academies requested and was denied access to student data in January.
Last week, ACT acquired the company that owns MyCollegeOptions, one of the services that shared information with the future science leaders event. Ed Colby, a spokesman for ACT, said his organization would “continue to abide by the highest standards of data privacy.” (Until June, The New York Times had a contract with MyCollegeOptions to distribute codes for free trial subscriptions. The Times did not receive information about students.)
The College Board,which oversees the survey given with the SAT test, describes its services as “the largest, most effective admission search database in the U.S., connecting millions of test takers with colleges, universities and nonprofit educational organizations.” The organization has signed an industry Student Privacy Pledge, which includes a promise not to sell students’ personal information or disclose it for unauthorized purposes or targeted advertising.
But the College Board allows universities to share students’ data with certain educational partners, said Zach Goldberg, a spokesman for the College Board. And one of those universities disclosed students’ survey data to the for-profit National Leadership Academies.
In a follow-up email, Mr. Goldberg said his organization “was troubled” by the inquiry from The New York Times and was suspending the university that shared students’ data while it conducted an investigation. He added that the College Board had previously terminated accounts when users violated its policies.
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So, the drama of the NWO and their allies with abortion continues. Apparently the Vatican was working with pro-abortion Ford Foundation (the one that is one of the groups behind the Comprehensive Sexuality Standards and also has former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on the board) to help with their Amazon Synod? For a while now, I’ve thought that the Pope and the Vatican are in league with the NWO. This is just further proof.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-downplays-funding-from-pro-abortion-ford-foundation-as-commotion-ensues-in-synod-hall


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

Dear Texans,

Our children are under attack by an agenda that seeks to sexualize and confuse their identity. Austin ISD has written 1,119 pages of human sexuality/gender confusion curriculum for 3rd-8th grade. It can be found on the AISD website here http://austinisd.org/pe-health/health-education

There is so much wrong with these lessons, it would be impossible to summarize. This is a page from the 7th grade curriculum called the Genderbread Person that is followed by a Gender Matching Game.

I encourage you to review the lessons yourself. On Monday, October 28th, the Austin ISD Trustees are expected to adopt this curriculum for more than 84,000 students. WE THE PEOPLE plan to attend this meeting and we need YOU to join us. Please come Stand for Children!

It will be a long night. The law allows for everyone signed up to speak for one (1) minute. The room will not hold us ALL. As someone leaves, others will be let in. There is a large courtyard outside the meeting room, where we will wait. Ps 27:14.

Please wear red or contact Concerned Parents of Texas for a T-shirt

Place: 1111 W. Sixth St, Austin, Texas 78703
Date: October 28, 2019
Rally Time: Texas Values/Concerned Parents Press Release/Rally 6:00-6:30 pm
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm


I believe a group called the Texas Freedom Network may have had a role in this. This group was started by Ford Foundation board member and former Planned Parenthood CEO or President (cannot recall which), Cecile Richards, in 1995. Cecile Richards is the daughter of former Texas governor Ann Richards. Apparently, Richards also served as deputy chief of staff for Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California.

https://www.fordfoundation.org/media/4324/powerinfluencechange2019_bios_speakers_v8-1.pdf

I talked to Alice Linahan, which Texas Freedom Network has bashed and knows her by name, about my hunch and she said I was correct.


This here publication from SIECUS appears to suggest that they are planning to have teachers show “competence” (meaning teach the way the abortion and LGBTQP pushers want) in order to get certified to teach sex ed in middle and high school: https://siecus.org/resources/national-teacher-preparation-standards-for-sexuality-education/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

College Board sells licenses to student data they get when your child takes their survey or signs up for Student Search Services. Don’t consent to profiling kids for profit.

‘[T]he College Board allows universities to share students’ data with certain educational partners, said Zach Goldberg, a spokesman for the College Board.”

“These marketing programs are generally legal, taking advantage of the fact that there is no federal law regulating consumer data brokers. They also face little oversight because federal education privacy laws make public schools, and not their vendors, directly responsible for controlling the spread of student data.” ….”Scholarships.com, for instance, asks students for their name, birth date, race, religion, home address and citizenship status and whether they have “impairments” like H.I.V., depression or a “relative w/Alzheimer’s.” Scholarships.com also has a subsidiary, American Student Marketing, that describes itself as the “exclusive broker” of the student data collected by Scholarships.com, offering it to marketers of student loans, credit cards and smartphones.”

“critics say survey services may categorize students in ways that could expose them to predatory marketing or exclude them from important opportunities.
“The harm is that these children are being profiled, stereotyped, and their data profiles are being traded commercially for all sorts of uses — including attempts to manipulate them and their families,” said Joel Reidenberg, a professor at the Fordham University School of Law who was one of the authors of a recent research report on the student data market.”

The College Board makes an approximate $100 million per year from its “Student Search” program, for which it charges organizations 47 cents per student name.

https://collegeboardsearch.collegeboard.org/pastudentsrch/support/licensing/pricing-payment-policies


And here are some replies to this post:

This morning my child knows to answer only questions 1-8, not including #5 on the PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet (this year only bec/ she’s not eligible for NMS), and nothing beyond #8 https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/psat-nmsqt-sample-student-questionnaire.pdf

And to WHOM is the College Board selling this data… and what are THEY doing with it….


why is Idaho giving this away for free? So the private group (college board) can profit?


I regregeted one my first child. My others were warned not to. Last week, nationally, a day was taken to fill out FAFSA in schools across the country. Many families have no desire of asking or qualifying for federal education money. And now, many of those students are surveyed too.


OCPS…..All 9-12 students took this test on Wednesday, for “free” of course.


Did they tell students that Student Search Services was optionsl?


they did not.


Are you going to write about this? If you do, please send me a link to your article.


We wrote about this in an oped in the Wash Post most recently:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/09/11/is-new-york-state-about-gut-its-student-data-privacy-law/

and have posted a fact sheet for parents here:


Actually they sell the data – according to the US Dept of Education, which wrote “the testing companies then sell this information to colleges, universities, scholarship services, and other organizations for college recruitment and scholarship solicitation.” Don’t fall for that “licensing” BS

https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/sites/default/files/resource_document/file/TA%20College%20Admissions%20Examinations.pdf


Of course! That’s why we had the CB traveling to Minnesota to save a loophole just for them when we tried passed our 3rd-parties-no-share legislation. It’s a racket and so deceptive to the average parents.


Do you have the loophole language or amendment that the CB lobbyist wanted in your bill?


I can look back. He just wanted the CB left out – given an exemption.

Non-public school organizations wanted to be exempt, also. Unfortunate!


Do you have bill number?


I’m having to go through several delete alls to find the exact language. We may have given up more than just the CB.


Here we go! It was in the definition section for technology provider section (last subdivision) and states a technology provider is not a non-profit. That was for the College Board but opened the door to everyone else as non-profit. Subd 2.6b
Sec. 2. [125B.27] TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS.
1.18 Subdivision 1. Technology provider definition. (a) “Technology provider” means a
1.19 person who:
2.1 (1) contracts with a school district, as part of a one-to-one program or otherwise, to
2.2 provide technological devices for student use or to provide access to a software or online
2.3 application; and
2.4 (2) creates, receives, or maintains educational data pursuant or incidental to a contract
2.5 with a school district.
2.6 (b) A technology provider does not include a nonprofit organization that has the primary
2.7 purpose of expanding student access to postsecondary education and that obtains a student’s
2.8 consent to utilize a student’s educational data for that purpose.

In deliberations, we added “obtains a student’s consent to utilize a student’s educational data for [postsecondary access] purpose.



I found that California sex ed curriculum Teen Talk shows kids on their site where to find a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. https://www.health-connected.org/clinic-locator


Looks like the California CSE people are collecting some sort of behavioral data: https://www.etr.org/wise/how-wise-are-you/monitoring-evaluation/


This article ties UNESCO to CSE: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uns-radical-agenda-pushes-sex-lgbt-education-starting-in-kindergarten


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

Innovation all sounds so great, but remember; INNOVATION = EXPERIMENTATION, using our kids as their lab rats. Our kid’s education is no longer about teaching the next generation the foundation of reading, writing, math, history and true science. Our kids are now a “captive market” where a child is now seen as an “investment vehicle” for creating adult jobs, controlled by the state and federal government.

But, it all sounds so good…
Look how 5G is being used in Ohio schools.
5G HITS OHIO: Students in Cleveland this fall are using augmented reality to visit the Great Pyramid and virtual reality to explore the solar system, thanks to the 5G technology their school was outfitted with this summer. With help from Verizon, Ohio’s Breakthrough Schools became the first in the country to gain access to 5G. By 2021, the tech company hopes to equip 100 Title I schools with cutting-edge technology. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-09-28-5g-for-education-is-finally-here-first-stop-cleveland

5G is the Game Changer!

5G is rolling out across the country, while most don’t even know what 5G is/does. 5G will be used for Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality, and colocated with security cameras and tied to the Internet of Things (ie: connected homes, smart water, and electric meters, miles you drive, where you drive… etc.) There is a lot of money to be made on 5G and it is not regulated.

The question is not can we do it? The question is, is it ethical, will it harm our kids and their future? What is the reality of Surveillance Capitalism?

I highly recommend Shoshana Zuboff’s book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. If you are not familiar with it, I have included an important review of this book. Below are two quotes from the review by Audrey Watters…
Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (A Review of Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism)
“Instrumentarian power knows and shapes human behavior toward others’ ends. Instead of armaments and armies, it works its will through the automated medium of an increasingly ubiquitous computational architecture of ‘smart’ networked devices, things, and spaces.”

“It gives the illusion of freedom and autonomy perhaps – at least in its name; but personalized learning is fundamentally about conditioning and control.”

Audrey Watters — Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (A Review of Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism)


And here are some replies to this post:

The FCC sold out a few years back. I wrote an article about their hidden uses of phone fees to undermine education. The website I wrote it for is now defunct.


I live in a Title I district in NY. The amount of “grants” is staggering and nobody asks what the grantors want in return.



Looks like people at the University of Montana are using the radical sex ed we’re fighting in California to train teachers: http://www.umt.edu/ces/conferences/gbgf/imx/2018%20Presentations/Sex-Ed-Foundations-Core-Skills-Training-Jill-Baker.pdf


Shame on Michigan State University for hosting this awful drag reading as part of National Coming Out Week! https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13884


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

They are at it again. Say NO to federal HR4674 NationalStudentDatabase. The data grabbers are still trying to create a national student unit registry. Even though a national student data base has rightfully been prohibted since 1965, they still think your kids are their data.
Here is a link to the bill…. but look no bill text.https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4674/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr+4674%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=1

Huh. 
Sorta like they don’t want you to see it.
Thankfully Karen Effrem has the scoop… and a link to the bill text here.

Congress to Reconsider Massive College Student Data Grab


And some replies to this post:

I thought since FEPA passed we didn’t have a choice on the student unit record.


FEPA was a stepping stone because they couldn’t pull off the bandaid all at once. Now they have connected databases -still have do red tape to ask for data from diff agencies. So much nicer for them to skip that burdensome task and just have a one stop shop database… like a pinterest for data.

This was the hearing where the moneyball data grabbers testified on the need for FEPA.

The proposed NSA-like national database for student data: Moneyball for kids



Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for education feeds right into this-increased federal money with requirements for transparency and adapting based on good investments.


Know where your 2020 presidential candidates stand on PUBLIC eduation:
“Warren’s choice to tap Joshua Delaney as her education advisor is another red flag. After a year of working as a ninth grade educator through Teach for America (TFA) — a program spearheading the “pro-corporate, union-busting agenda” — Delaney founded a board to make programming for TFA “corps members with an interest in education policy and advocacy.” He then landed an internship at the Alliance for Excellent Education, an education reform institution funded by the Gates foundation and large corporations including AT&T, State Farm, and General Electric.
“Why would Warren choose as her education advisor someone who, though progressive on issues such as immigration, is associated with corporate-financed institutions responsible for helping dismantle public schools and teacher unions? “I was surprised and disappointed … to learn that her senior education advisor is TFA,” writes Diane Ravitch. “TFA is a favorite of the Waltons, Eli Broad, and other billionaires who support privatization of public education.”
“It’s also noteworthy that Anne Reid, Warren’s current chief of staff, was formerly the chief strategy officer at Vision to Learn — a philanthropic body headed by billionaire hedge fund manager Austin Beutner before he became the notorious privatizer-pushing superintendent of Los Angeles public schools in 2018.
“Though Warren criticized high stakes testing at a July National Education Association conference, she fought inside the Senate for test-based “accountability” mechanisms as recently as 2015. The Massachusetts Teachers Association’s president noted that a legislative amendment co-sponsored by Warren would “essentially continue the most punitive aspects of No Child Left Behind” and criticized Warren for failing to see that the “use of testing for accountability is narrow-minded, undermines meaningful teaching and learning, and shifts the focus from the real issues our students and communities face.”
“Warren’s stance on charter schools — publicly-funded, but privately-run institutions — is similarly problematic. Though she opposed a 2016 ballot initiative that would have lifted the cap on charters in Massachusetts, she simultaneously argued that “[m]any charter schools in Massachusetts are producing extraordinary results for our students” and insisted on the need to “spread what’s working to other schools.” Last year, Warren went out of her way in a Senate hearing to praise Boston charter schools, despite the fact that these have systematically siphoned off funds from the rest of the city’s school system.”

https://jacobinmag.com/2019/09/elizabeth-warren-education-public-schools?fbclid=IwAR1HjVo9nFhCzQ2KfRqPA8_ai8IT9eqjPszyuJbzYweHVM4eaPXv_hLHqwQ



Here is a post from Shannon Joy:

Parent Alert! PLEASE SHARE!

Many NYS schools are rolling out electronic mental health screenings this year. The test is called the Pediatric Symptoms Checklist – 17.

I’ve provided a screen shot here.

You can REFUSE this screening. Please take a minute to consider the linked report on the dangers of unnecessary childhood, psychological screening. Then decide for yourself!! 

https://www.jpands.org/vol11no3/lehrman.pdf

https://www.cchr.org/sites/default/files/downloads/facts_about_mental_health_screening_in_schools.pdf?download=1


Looks like Garden Spot High School in New Holland , PA has also joined the gender bender war on bathrooms: https://www.theblaze.com/news/pennsylvania-school-district-gender-neutral-locker-rooms?utm_content=buffer78b09&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=fb-theblaze


Looks like the radical sex ed may not have yet been beaten in Austin, TX yet. The school board has been very stubborn and appears to be working against parents: https://onenewsnow.com/education/2019/10/23/tx-school-district-ignoring-parents-over-sex-ed-push


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Softbank robots trained how to be teacher assistants in 3 hours.
“The team at the University of Plymouth developed a new machine learning system, which trains robots how to behave socially by observing human role models, and demonstrated it first in local schools.”

https://amp.ft.com/content/5458d814-f4bd-11e9-b018-3ef8794b17c6?__twitter_impression=true


And some replies to this post:

I thought that Softbank just got bailed out

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/10/22/report-wework-rescued-by-japans-softbank-ceo-gets-1-7b-payout/


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

https://time.com/2845040/robot-emotions-pepper-softbank/


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

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/15/softbank-is-in-talks-with-jp-morgan-on-wework-bailout-package.html

The Federal Reserve is tied to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), which are pushing Common Core and UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

We’ve also tied the Federal Reserve in other ways such as Minneapolis Fed Chairman (or something) Art Roark (or something like that) who is working with ReadyNation or Council for a Strong America or something like that, also with the UN.



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

It’s all right here. Two years of finding evidence and building a coalition. You want to know what’s being taught in Ohio schools about “Sex Ed”? The law is not being followed and it’s devastating. Go to the website and read the report.

https://ohiovaluevoters.org/evidence-cse-in-ohio.html


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Oh Looky at the federal school surveillance bill that these US Senators are proposing. HERE IS ONE SMALL PART :
“Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to identify and facilitate the development of best practices to assist elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education to operate behavioral intervention teams to identify students whose behavior indicates a threat of violence and ensure they receive the assistance and services they need.”

https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/content/news/cornyn-gop-colleagues-introduce-bill-help-prevent-mass-shootings

MY RESPONSE

surveillance identifies students whose behavior indicates a threat.


And some replies to this post:

It’s all coming down to predictive analysis, predictive medicine, predictive criminology, predictive data, predictive … There are no crystal balls that will ever be 100% fail safe. The net tightens…

I see they want the Dept of Human Services involved. Hmmm.


Requires HHS to develop and disseminate guidance for states to fund mental health programs and crisis intervention teams under the Medicaid Program.


It’s really important to understand that there is the intersection of military,tech, video game development, and big pharma interests in digital mental health interventions that will attempt to tap into Medicaid. This is going to be incredibly horrific.


I’m telling you, check out Jonathan Moreno’s book or online talks about Mind Wars.


Curious who had input on this in ESSA.


Tennessee is doing a ton of this tied to Blockchain healthcare records and pre-k brain building. I’m guessing Lamar must have known.


pre-K brain building. it is like the GEF map. school in the womb.


Yeah. Hashed Health is the TN group.

https://littlesis.org/org/345924-Hashed_Health

Working with IL on their Blockchain program.

https://illinoisblockchain.tech/illinois-opens-blockchain-development-partnership-with-hashed-health-fe3891e500bb

I think one of the first goals was to get blockchain certifications for doctors. That way they can push telemedicine.


We already have telemedicine in MN.


NY has telemedicine too


not good for ESE kids with stimming behaviors, such as walking around with a heavy backpack for sensory input. 😡


They are in love with data but have no idea if it is accurate or what to do with all of it… but technology is so shiny. (oh and data is $)


THEY are in love with data and the control it brings.


EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE, EVERY WORD YOU TYPE, I’LL BE WATCHING YOU. Sting would be so proud… “Incentivize schools to enforce Internet safety polices that detect online activities of minors who are at imminent risk of committing self-harm or extreme violence against others in order to provide students with the services they need and prevent possible violence.”


Via predictive data and Medicaid they get to establish more social impact bonds.


Yes. Value based payment systems. It’s already done. That is what we are going to get with single payer if people don’t speak out.


it looks like everybody and their brother are involved

https://www.payforsuccess.org/


That’s what I’ve been saying for the past few years.


I believe this to be the bottom line why our state govt in MN wanted to put as many kids as possible into govt child care from birth and along with home visits to 3 (or older). With that govt money comes a lot regs / strings. What is the perspective of someone/business/corporation who is funding PfS? How do they look upon their “investments”?

Further, how do we find out which state officials are investing now? It would so help to tie their bills to their personal investments.


Some of the biggest investors in these “innovative” financial instruments are pension funds, insurance premium portfolios, 401(k)s. We are being set up to fund our retirement through these monstrous things. We are all implicated.

The Minneapolis Fed via Art Rolnick and his protege Rob Grunewald have been in on this from the beginning in the mid 1990s.

https://www.minneapolisfed.org/authors/rob-grunewald

I think I shared this with you before https://wrenchinthegears.com/2018/06/01/making-childhood-pay-arthur-rolnick-steven-rothschild-and-readynation/


You did and thank you! I know about Rolnick and Grunewald. Grunewald is meeting constantly on child care workforce issues and, oh, “early education”. So nice to have the Fed Reserve involved! But it’s our state legislators who have the power to hold back further legislation. PfS got started because of legislation. Individuals – legislators, judges and more make these investments. How do I figure out how to pinpoint legislators using PfS for their own gain? Are their specific financial instruments for PfS?


“Pay for Success” and Medicaid, a match made in tele-therapy heaven

https://pfs.urban.org/get-started/issue-areas/content/pay-success-and-health

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

https://www.akiliinteractive.com/


Florida needs to know. If we don’t get the word out, they won’t know what hit them.

Florida already has a state data system that ties law enforcement and other groups to input data from different systems into one system to help identify threats. Let’s say, your child is listed in the DMV as having Autism for the child’s protection in case they were to wander off. That record is already in the state data system.



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

🔥🔥🔥SHARE, SHARE, SHARE 🔥🔥🔥

HAS YOUR KID TEXTED 877-877? CHECK YOUR KIDS PHONE RECORDS.

In the Positive Prevention Plus slides they tell the kids to text that number to locate family planning service. After they get the local addresses, they are then prompted to text HOOKUP, which asked for their birth year and zip code. They are then sent a link that redirects them to Teensource.org

They receive another text asking if they want weekly HOOKUP TIPS

Our kids will be getting Comprehensive Sexual Education and Progressive Political information straight to their phone regularly.


Because genderbread people and gender unicorns weren’t enough, apparently, they are now using gender snowpeople to push the gender confusion agenda: https://summit.news/2019/10/23/teachers-encouraged-to-use-gender-snowperson-in-sex-education-classes/


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

I need some help with something. My daughter, and the rest of her 11th grade class, were taken into a room today with a testing proctor who told them that if they shared anything or took anything from the room after testing that they would be fined and may have jail time. Then they were made to take a test called the Icat. I haven’t heard about this test but it was all online. I have signed my kids out of any testing at the school and they know it. What is this test about?


And some replies to this post:

What school district / school was this at? I also have an 11th grader that I’ll be talking to about this. I haven’t heard anything about it.


Escalante High School, Garfield County District


It’s typically a prescreening computerized test that is typically used for military.


That is what my research showed me so I was wondering why it is being administered to 11th graders in a rural school without parental permission.


It shouldn’t be. And students are minors, so they can’t legally be held to any contractual obligation (like privacy). I’d find any attorney friend to talk with. All very wrong.


That is exactly what I told my daughter. You are a minor. They can’t do anything to you concerning this. The kids were scared. Ridiculousness.

The principal left me a message apologizing and making it clear that he will not release any of her info. I guess that they have the option to do so. I’m going to give him the benefit because he’s new and trying his hardest to make a small, rural town school run. I’m going to look into it more to make sure that such a test is not administered to minors without prior parental warning and consent.


regardless of whether they had the legal right to administer this test, the way they threatened the students if they disclose anything about the test, that was appalling. I guess they think they are running a prison? I’m guessing the test was probably administered by someone who works for the military.


We need to empower our kids that no one, not teachers, not adult family members, no one right to override your family’s rules. If they feel that they are being asked to do something that you have opted out of, they need to get out of that room, whether by standing up to the adult, or faking an illness, but leave and call their parent. It is THAT important.


I’ve heard from other Utah parents that their schools have given military tests without parental consent…even as far back as 8 years ago. It is so alarming and smacks of eventual mandatory military service.
Go to the school and make every administrator aware that if they believe in the principle that family is the fundamental unit of society, they had better have the integrity to honor that principle. Schools have gotten too comfortable bypassing parental stewardship on a regular basis, AND allowing government actors to gather obscene amounts of personal information about our children. It. Must. Be. Stopped.



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

https://bit.ly/2MvMzYj


And here are some replies to this post:

I’m not sure how much privacy you can expect when you use public services but I’m curious if this is something the school has invested in and at what cost. I also wonder if they are collecting additional information for research and advertising and if so is that information sold. If information is sold, I have major concerns about the inability to opt out. If the cost of the program removes teachers from the budget, I have a problem with the program.


Student data from Alaska’s ANSWERS database in Juneau was sold to a company with “IndiStar” in the name. The details are fuzzy in my memory, but I believe it was posted on the Alaskans Against Common Core page in the last 4-5 years. [name redacted] might know the details.
Also, in legislative hearings, it was divulged by the AK student loan Corp. who holds the database that they do share/sell data. There was a section of the original grant titled, “DataMart”. It was all there for people to see with enough digging. We brought the info to light directly from official state websites and were still called conspiracy theorists.

That legislative hearing or session I mentioned is on video. AACC posted it, but I think FB trimmed down the number of videos on the page shortly after 2016. There was a AACC YouTube channel which may have it. At any rate, it could be dug up from original sources again if need be.


Yup, they share the data – goodness only knows how many vendors it went to once Walker was in office. There were also federal hearings on it as well when Chaffetz was in charge / and there were several data breaches. I would like the whole thing shut down – but at this point, a lot of damage has been done that people don’t even realize yet



I posted this in a Nevada anti-Common Core group:

They’re tracking the neuroticism of students in Chicago. This is the NWEA’s data partner, Otus.

https://ytcropper.com/cropped/j15daa56ffb834d


I received the following reply:

I believe something similar is being done in WCSD via ClassDojo and no one informs parents. At the last school board meeting I asked (in writing) WCSD if ClassDojo is the only vendor creating psychological profiles on our children, they said (in writing) they don’t have to answer.

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/17/technology/privacy-concerns-for-classdojo-and-other-tracking-apps-for-schoolchildren.htmlhttps://twitter.com/michellemalkin/status/1169329485902053376?lang=en



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

I am FURIOUS right now. My son let me know that he read a book that came from THE SCHOOL LIBRARY today that involves kissing of same and opposite sex. I looked up the book and it says it targets ages 10-12. It is through SCHOLASTIC! I am so mad right now I cant even think. My son is 8 and when he told me I could tell he was bothered by it and he said it made him feel sick and disgusting. SMH I am seriously considering homeschooling my kids, I am at a loss. What should I do?

PSA I’m noticing quite a few are only focused on the fact that I mentioned “same sex”. If you read ALL of the description I in fact, mention BOTH. The issue here for me is not HOMOSEXUALITY. The issue for me is the intimacy in all aspects. What is the educational value of a child reading about romantic relationships? None. In third grade all me and my friends cared about was what level we could make it to in chinese jump rope. We werent thinking about kissing and boyfriends, girlfriends, whatever floats your boat. The educational system needs to STOP pushing the envelope with these kids!


And here are some replies to this post:

We are the minority. Our kids will be bombarded w all kinds of literature to normalize the agenda. Homeschool- of course, if you can. Otherwise – be up in his business daily- ask the questions…be involved.
This is only the beginning- I’m afraid. 🥴


let him know he can talk to you about anything and you are interested in his school. Let him know you are not upset with him. Keep those communication doors open.


You’re not the minority. That’s the trick. Because Hollywood and media pushes it, it seems that you are. A very small but well planned and funded minority has pushed all this. In addition shouting meaningless terms like “bigot” and adding “phobe” to words have made good people afraid to speak up thereby furthering the illusion that you’re the minority. Don’t fall for it. Speak up. Stand up. It’s your duty as a parent. It’s the most important thing you’ll do. Don’t apologize for it.


I’m a single mom who brings home 1700 a month being a fulltime CNA and I send my son to private school. It takes everything I have, but to me it’s worth it for my boy❤ I say homeschool!


My soul is so vexed at what is being done to our children


hen my daughter was in the 4th or 5th grader can’t remember which she was bringing home soft porn books. I was in shock and disgusted I went and talked the principal about it. He didn’t want to be on Fox News is what he said I never said I would put him on Fox News but he knew he needed to take care of the problem. it turns out that the librarian was bringing in soft porn books. God only knows how many children Saw those books. The principal got rid of the librarian most likely she was just transferred to another school because that’s what they do. But the books and there were many were pulled out of the library. My suggestion is that you homeschool they’re going to do everything they can to try to brainwash your children. It’s very bad in California right now and in other states that are using Planned Parenthood curriculum and scholastics is filled with a lot of the left curriculum..


As a former teacher I supported Scholastic in the library for many years when they would come and make their books available for the kids to buy or I would send their advertisements home for kids to purchase the books. Recently, I have seen some of the books that they are promoting for kids and if I were teaching right now I would no longer support them for this reason. You should be concerned😡😣


at 8 they’ve probably have seen it already. I’m not agreeing with it. The schools are trying to desensitize children thinking there is bully issues and make them think this is normal. That’s the not ok part. Living in the city with my kids it was all over. The park, Walmart, the mall. I chose to just be open with my kids. They know the teacher isnt allowed to discuss or teach these things to them and to walk out go to the office and call me.


honestly that’s really all we can except riot and homeschool. Its important we let our kids that they absolutely can say no to a teacher, and to walk out and demand a phone call home if they don’t have a cell phone. We have to combat the brainwashing everyday by asking what’s being taught, let your kids know the truth about it and that doesn’t align with your values ECT. We must empower our kids and let them know that we are the ultimate authority in their lives, not some teacher


exactly. This is all over. Target, the Disney store, school, in public, our employers… my kid even wants to wear the bunny ears from the store and i tell her no and explain why to her and they just are not appropriate then offer her an alternate choice. Her and I are extreamly close and she trust me more then any kid I’ve seen. I’m open and honest and truthful. Do I wish I didnt have to have these talks? Yes. But this world is deranged. I’d rather her know from me then a stranger.


Yeah I complained about this last year same thing happened to us too


Yep! My daughter read this at her school library in 5th grade! She’s in 7th grade now and I just found out this year what the book was really about! I asked her about it and she said it confused her and that she didn’t understand.


My daughter had this book too. As soon as I found out, I got rid of the book. I try to be more careful with this type of graphic novels now more


We homeschool, but at the public library my daughter picked out a book that looked super cute. Turned out to be about transgenderism. I now handpick all my kids books or review every book they check out. Major pain in the hind end.
Mostly I look for pre-1970 books. The older the better.


Although the novel has received much praise for the normalization of the LGBTQ community and consequently winning multiple awards, it has also been the source of much controversy. Drama has appeared in the American Library Association’s List of top 10 challenged books for its inclusion of LGBTQ characters.


Yes, “Drama” is a well known book among kids and I found it a few weeks ago in my kids school library too. 3rd graders girls were reading it together giggling each other… since they were my daughter’s classmates too, I tried to discourage them not to read it. But it didn’t work out. Later on, I brought the book to the librarian there explaining that it is not age appropriate and it’s about gay, coming out, questioning, etc…. so she said she would talk to the principle. Then I haven’t heard back yet. I hope the book is gone by now though…


Yeah, I found out about this book on here. My kids had read it from our Catholic school library. I had no idea! I told the principal about the content after I found out


A lot of Catholic schools have bought into this whole nonsense. As have a number of private and Christian schools. Parents really, really have to do their homework. Reformed Christian churches are the only ones I know of who are consistently holding the line.


I’m so sorry that this is what you’re going through. I can relate to your frustration. Our district has a transgender substitute teacher. (Biological male in women’s clothing, full make-up and high heels and he’s already subbed in a first grade class 😡) It’s becoming incredibly difficult to protect our children’s innocence in public schools.
I’d recommend letting your librarian know, in writing, that this conflicts with your religious beliefs and that you do not want your children checking out LGBTQ books.


Scholastic has been promoting this for several years now and it keeps getting worse. Here in South Dakota we sounded the alarm at least six years ago about Scholastic and the Weekly Readers for elementary school children. Their perversions are getting worse every year. I will not support the PTA anymore or the book fairs.


It’s starting to be taught in California Public Schools starting in Kindergarten. There is no more 2 genders. There are several, your child is going to be told they can be what they want. It’s absolutely sick what happening to the school system.
People start doing research on this stuff!
We as parents are loosing our rights to protect our kids with what is being taught.


My daughter and son-in-law just pulled their kids out this year after several incidents at their elementary school. Neither were even considering home school but now they have been doing it for 3 months and LOVE it! The neighbors even commented on how the kids seem less stressed. Homeschooling is made easier via group classes for specific subjects. When they have asked their kids (7 & 10) if they miss their friends or school, they promptly said “No”. If you would like to talk with my daughter, message me your # and I will have her contact you. Pray and He will guide your path. ❤️🙏



And another post from this group:

The anti-American Secular Leftists are taking over early education of our Toddlers! We are taking out my son because they are bringing young male interns to change their diapers!!!!! Every parent of toddlers who go to daycare and pre-school should be careful NOT to take them to these Liberal facilities. This is how the director of Early Care and Education at this huge facility, (which I am not mentioning right now) describes herself: Life Coach for Social Justice Oriented Educators. She said: “I work to increase equity in education and childcare by coaching college students, social justice oriented educators and moms who are seeking to follow their callings in new ways. I make use of my knowledge of African American, women’s and education history to help empower my clients, challenging stories that characterize them inadequate or incapable. I integrate play, self-care, a commitment to social justice and self-compassion in all the work I do”


And yet another post from this group:

Our school has put up flyers promoting “Unity Day” for Oct 23, to wear orange in support of bullying prevention. Are there nefarious roots behind this campaign? I feel like it could have ties to supporting a hidden agenda.


And some replies to this post:

There is no agenda. It is simply an anti bullying day. Orange was selected because it is in the month of October.


look it up, it’s part of inclusivity for the gender confusion. We can teach our kids and we do not to bully but we dont have to accept it.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/430650854401690/permalink/525778484888926?sfns=mo


I figured as much.


They hid that day in the middle of red ribbon week. What does “inclusivity” have to do with drugs?!?!


Yes it is definitely something else. My boy said he attended a “bullying” prevention performance today even though I did not sign consent because they recorder him in there. He said that the performance was about kiddos mentioning that were gay.


We had purple day. Although they didn’t announce it like the others it was for LGBTQ and the GSA group. I was pissed and called the school. I have no problem with people being of sexual orientation I do however have an issue with schools making damn days out Of it. They had broadcasting going around having student describe what each letter was for. 🤦‍♀️
Learn how to pay a mortgage, car payments, read, write etc….



Here is a post from the Common Core Diva:

Warriors/Parents!! Weekend is here, I urge you to read this, look at your State’s HHS. What overreaches into your schools & homes are in place? What’s being planned?? “Outcome Based Homes”. What does THAT mean? I lay it out for you.

https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/the-o-word/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

🙄 Welcome to your new boss, same as the old boss, but millions of hidden data points– and you can’t opt out.

AN END TO STANDARDIZED TESTING OR…
🤮 BEGINNING OF THROUGH-YEAR NWEA EMBEDDED ONLINE TESTING?
“Students in Madison take NWEA testing, taken three times a year to measure student knowledge and their improvement. But that’s not all; they also join all schools statewide in the spring with the iLEARN exam.”…
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This iLEARN is a statewide reading, math, s science, social studies end of year test.

https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn


Here is a post on Karen Bracken’s wall:

TENNESSEANS – AMERICANS WE MUST BE ALERT AND ACTIVE!
Why is TN one of the lowest ranked School Systems in America?! Well, we were the first to SELL OUT with RACE TO THE TOP when we walked Common Core in our doors like an ole lost friend!
How does this continue to get by our State and Federal Legislatiors? Hmmmm, oh that is not a trick question, Power & Money creates wierd creatures, you know….
I receive calls, emails, texts on a daily basis with questions, so lets baby step some areas for everyone.. lets start with some of the basic dangerous players and their connection to TN Education

Dangerous Players: Bill Gates Pearson Teach for America

Tony Niknejad TN American Federation for Children TN Federation for Children Penny Schwinn Cecelia DeSonia Betsy DeVos

Good starting place…….Bill Gates – Common Core – Pearson -Teach for America – Betsy DeVos – American Federation for Children Penny Schwinn – Cecelia DeSonia

King of Common Core – Bill Gates recently pledged more money and time inTN Education

Pearson – Most dangerous , liberal organization that “Education” has ever seen! They re=wrote the International Student Assessment to align with Common Core! They were the heavy pushers for ESSA into Federal Law. With that occurrence they were able to get our GED, ACT, SAT, Textbooks, Curriculum, and teacher training ALL ALIGNED WITH COMMON CORE. Schwinn and Lee have now hired Pearson to administer our State Testing Assessment!! The EDUCATION ENEMY just got a 93 million dollar contract to ONLY test ( IF YOU THINK that is the only influence that Pearson is going to have on TN Education, I’d like to invite you to watch me dunk the basketball, because neither is going to happen!! )

Teach for America – The little fraudulent machine to create their brand of teachers to follow their mission – destroy our teaching profession. They are not educatiors, TFA are privateers bent on taking control of American schools! Remember our former TN Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman who was married to Michelle Rhee – Founder of the extension to TFA – Teach for America Project – this joke of education reform in their eyes called Teach for America. That wasn’t enough she created “Students First” which is a post entirely it self! Know this, they want pay-for performance regimes based on test scores – that Pearson now has contol over!

Tony Niknejad – Former TN Director of TN Federation for Children who is now .Gov. Lee’s Policy Director

  • Mission to get rid of public schools – Read up on American Federation for Children and TN Federation for Children and follow the MONEY Trail – Betsy DeVos – Pearson

Penny Schwinn – She will have a post all to herself Current TN Education Commissioner – Former Democrat School Board Member ( 1 year) from CA – Graduate of Teach for America! Hired EVIL Pearson – got to keep that money trail going – got to keep padding that resume – why is Texas glad she is gone?Why did Senator Gresham and Representative White send her a tough letter recently telling her to STOP! Why does she love SEL so much?

Betsy DeVos – President Trump is amazing but not perfect. This was the worst pick! Another post, too much to cover but remember Trump campaigned to get rid of common core and DeVos has backed up on this! AND DeVos sat on the Board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the organization started by ole LIttle Jebbie, Jeb Bush – another Common Core organization! FOOD FOR THOUGHT- Why wasn’t our TN Education Commissioner in the meeting with DeVos and Gov.Lee when she came to TN? Yet people who sit on the Board for American Federation for Children were – let that sink in

Cecelia DeSonia – Arrives on the scene in TN from Florida and claims she wants to be for TN Education Her motto- get introduced to any and everyone who might could be of influence – she needed to be seen as a mover and a shaker- She she was setting up as many meetings as she could, as fast as she could- then- she starts Mom for Tennessee – hooks up with Tim Skow for one to take her around and introduce her to folks – Using this influence to get Marsha Blackburn to speak at a Fundraiser for her new founded Group. Moms for TN Federation for Children! – Well, that all might have been good but there was one little piece of information you see that she doesn’t want the most of you to know about- Her affiliation with American and Tennessee federation for children! Quite interesting when she was asked multiple times, publicly, to discuss it , and she would not! She only wants to meet in private one on one to discuss it, no thank you!

Have you heard enough yet?! And this was such a teaser, such an appetizer , it doesn’t even begin to pull back all the layers! Governor Bredeson brings in race to the top! Governor Haslam brings in Kevin Huffman, and then common core Queen, Candice McQueen- keeps common core on steroids but wants to make us think it’s gone and rebrand ms it with Tennessee Ready!!! Millions spent millions wasted! Now, Governor Lee brings in Tony Niknejad, Penny Schwinn, & Pearson!!!!
We got a bitter , sour taste of what our elected leaders on Capitol Hill will do – don’t you dare forget how they obtained their voucher vote!
Are there any elected leaders in Tennessee, real dedicated , conservative leaders who will stand up for our schools?! Don’t you dare insult me with Your buyout stories, your excuses, your lack of back bone!

It is way past time to get the government out of our schools, out of our education, proper funding to our school districts , and to our teachers, and put God back there where he belongs!

Meetings behind close doors, private dinners, private trips means nothing – because God knows all!

Teachers, Principals, Director Of Schools Parents, Grandparents, School Board Members, Church Leaders, Tennesseans, it is time to stand together, hand in hand, and tell them our kids are not for sale!!


Here is a post from a pro-homeschooling group:

Backstory: I absolutely LOVE our pediatrician. It took me years to find a good one and he has been such a blessing to our family the last four years. My oldest attended public school for two years. We began homeschooling fall of 2018.

Ever since our pediatrician realized that we’ve begun homeschooling he asks about it at every appointment. I’m totally open about it, I love talking about homeschooling. But. I get a weird vibe from his questions. I worry that he’s watching us closely, looking for signs of neglect/abuse/etc. I brushed it off the first few times but it’s getting worse.

Last month he asked me if they ever spent time with other kids. I looked him straight in the eye and said nope. We never leave our house or spend time with other people. He seriously believed me! I laughed and said I was kidding. I told him we do lots of playdates, my kids do dance, acro, soccer, etc. He didn’t seem to believe me. He got really serious and stood between me and my son and asked him if he spent time with other kids. My son was confused by the question. The doctor pressed him until he finally said yeah, he sees kids at soccer, at acro, etc.

Yesterday he asked “When do you plan to put them back in school?” Not if. Not would you ever consider. “WHEN do you plan to put them back in school?” I said “NEVER. Only if I dropped dead.” He was appalled and quickly changed the subject.

You guys. I love this doctor. Am I crazy to feel like we’re on his “watchlist” now?


And some replies to this post:

No you’re not crazy. This behavior isn’t normal. My ped never asks questions about our education choices. Only medical. I would definitely be concerned and find someone else.


I would consider another dr. Kids have been taken away from families for crazy things. Trust your instincts


We switched my daughter’s psychiatrist because of this type of thing. She was dealing with severe anxiety related to school and it was so bad she was throwing up several times a day because of it. I mentioned to her psychiatrist that I was thinking of pulling her out of public school and homeschooling her and he said “she can quit school if she wants but I won’t see her anymore because we don’t treat quitters” we found a new psychiatrist that day.


We stopped using pediatricians when I had my youngest. We prefer a family doctor in favor of parental choice. I did lots of calling and asking to find the one we have. Pediatrician tend to take everything the government recommends as gospel. For us it was more than just about homeschooling to make the change but that’s another topic all together.


Having some issues ourselves. Pediatrician seems pro public schools for socialization/learning to listen to other adults etc. Ocne he made the comment… “You’ve put in your time and deserve a break.” Recently he yelled (spoke in a louder/aggressive tone) at my daughter because she was upset about getting her flu vaccine (she’s 4) and threatened to take away her after shot prize, if she didn’t calm down. I felt like he was over stepping and trying too parent and/or evaluate how well she would listen to a different authority figure. I got a different pediatrician! Him stepping in between your son is over stepping in my opinion.


Absolutely not. I would RUN the other direction. I had a similar experience with a dentist. He would ask my daughter questions like that, and even drilled her on math problems one time. As if he was testing her to see if I was doing an adequate job teaching her. We got a bad vibe and never went back. Trust your gut momma. There are plenty of doctors who will not treat you this way.


I lost all faith in pediatricians after my practice told me that my son banging his head in his crib for hours after his 18 month vaccinations was “normal”. We see a family practitioner now.


i lost faith after my son broke his leg and they told him to crawl across the bed. I cursed them out like they wasnt even human. I dont need a xray to tell me its broken, im telling yall its broken. He cant walk!


Listen to your internal radar. It is warning you for a reason. Mother’s intuition is VERY strong and truly should always be taken seriously. We had a similar experience with a pediatrician we loved, not about homeschooling but about another lifestyle choice we were pursuing that he didn’t agree with. I totally felt the moment when he became no longer safe for us and I knew that regardless of how much I had loved him in the past we had to move on and I never returned. The doctor we ended up with after that was exactly what my kids needed and helped in ways the first doctor would never have been able to.


This is one of the reasons we no longer go to the doctor regularly. I’ve got enough to do taking care of my children’s health and education, I do not need to try and convince someone else we are on the path best for us. You know what happens when you do something “weird“ like homeschool? You start to do other “weird“ things like researching culturally excepted vaccination schedules and culturally excepted diets and culturally excepted potty training methods and find maybe the “weird” people actually may have a point. Stay curious and stand your ground, don’t give in. And I agree, find a new doctor. Stay curious and stand your ground, don’t give in. And I agree, find a new doctor.😘


I wish we didn’t live in a society where we had to be afraid of people in authority, but sometimes people overreach. I’m especially sensitive to taking my children to a psychologist…what if something is said and misunderstood or misinterpreted and cps shows up at my door? I don’t like to be a conspiracy theorist, but parental rights are taken away all the time. I would be very hesitant in a situation like that to let my doctor make any decisions about my children and potentially turn me in for neglect or abuse.


I quit taking my oldest to see a pain psychologist for her chronic pain. After 2 years, I was tired of her being judgmental and down right nasty about us homeschooling, being Christian and at my daughter’s last appointment, she went as far as to accuse me of making the appointment about myself. I was explaining to her how my daughter’s poor choices affect the family and I cannot give my daughter what she wants. She was also angry that my daughter was angry about having to see her. That’s why we were there. The anger. For someone who was supposedly soooo concerned about my daughter’s well being, we haven’t heard squat from her. I would consider the other pain psychologist, but they are in the same office and are the only 2 in the state for kiddos.


Nope. I would switch. I work in healthcare and am so unbelievably sick of the condescending attitudes and poor bedside manners and disintegrating quality of care that I want to completely change my own career. So I do NOT tolerate that sort of behavior. I would absolutely tell them about it, and then leave. They’re running a business so they need to understand that they cannot treat other human beings that way. He doesn’t know better than you, and you owe them nothing.



This is from the California anti-radical sex ed group, albeit from back in March:

3 new appointments to the State Board of Ed (scroll down towards the end). One is an ACLU attorney, another worked with WestEd (the organization that helped write the “health” framework), and another with ties to a UN foundation (she is a 16 year old).


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

Please share widely.
This blog was from 2016. Most people aren’t aware this is already happening, and preparations are already happening based on the CBE pilot districts in Florida. This will be in place in all 67 Florida districts within the next 2-3 years, if not sooner.
Be on the lookout for more info to come.


And another post from this group:

Thought some of you would find this case interesting


And some replies to this post:

Yet I can’t get my son an iep that has been held back twice, and takes two to three times as long to learn things due to neurological issues, and auditory processing disorder (with a host of other differing abilities)! Florida is messing up in so many ways all across the board. Tying testing to anything such high stakes is bad.


Did something similar to my son. Mildly dyslexic, held back for reading, physically active but didn’t meet the criteria of ADHD diagnosis. But very smart. I refused to let him be tested by the school district. Did it privately and as suspected very intelligent, high IQ but reading @ grade level which showed a slight deficit in comparison to other scores. School deliberately kept him on a improvement plan and in a Co-taught ESE class for additional support. & every time I asked what his reading level was I got the same response, he was still below grade level. Mind you I worked with him at home and what I saw was quite the opposite. I finally blew a gasket when they told me after writing my FSA opt out letter (5th grade) that in middle school he would be placed in intensive reading. In addition to that my son who had stopped wearing glasses, when I asked he told me he didn’t need to because he was a “front row kid”. He then explained he was one of the kids that did well and helped the other kids in the ESE group.
Mind you, I have another son with Autism and I fully support inclusion. But that’s not what was going on here.
The intensive reading class was a lie perpetuated by the school district as a scare tactic meant for those parents who chose to opt out.
When we enrolled him in middle school, there were no FSA scores and he was placed based on his performance + other scores, and in advanced classes, research instead of reading.
Parents, please don’t let the school intimidate you from opting out of the FSA. These tests are not to you child’s benefit. They only serve to collect data on your child and unfairly rate your child’s teacher and school.



And yet another post from this group:

I wonder how many students need to opt out of IReady to deem it statistically insignificant?


And here are the replies to this post:

All of them. Our district in NY had 65% Opt out of our state tests. The state still used the results from the remaining 35% to negatively designate us.


a lot of parents are getting extreme pushback from admins when opting out and IReady to delete the Pii. Any best practices you can share?


Unfortunately, no. Florida advocates are way ahead of NY in your opposition to I-Ready. I’m pretty sure my kid is the only one in our district not taking the I-Ready assessments. He’s probably only one of a few in the whole county.
NY (Long Island) has been a leader in the Opt Out of state tests (your FSA) movement , but that has proven pointless.


I was talking with a teacher and I learned no one or most of the administration and teachers are against it and the ppl in charge of it the ppl that dont step foot in schools hold the threat of their jobs their retirement money and more over their heads if they say anything negitive about things like iready and state testing. Parents have to keep fighting for their children and for the staff in schools bc they are not allowed


I have heard the same thing.



According to the developer of the evil Postiive Prevention Plus, it is the “result of five years of federal research paid for by the Office of Adolescent Health with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services”.


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

So … why?
WHY would Disney, Walmart, Starbucks, Chipotle offer “free” college? Nothing is really free… so what is the catch?
“Chipotle is taking a page from Walmart and Disney’s books.

The restaurant chain has launched a program that will allow all employees who have worked at the company for 120 days or more to attend college for free.

The Mexican chain says it will cover 100% of tuition costs for 75 business and technology degrees. Workers can choose between several schools, including The University of Arizona, Bellevue University, Brandman University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Wilmington University.”

https://fortune.com/2019/10/15/chipotle-free-college-tuition-employees-business-tech/

Starbucks 2015

https://money.cnn.com/2015/04/06/pf/college/starbucks-college-tuition-arizona-state/index.html

Here’s a thought.

http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2014/06/the-starbucks-asu-and-pearson-scam.html?m=1

Also Disruption and the 11 University Alliance.
“Check out our original 2014 White House College Opportunity Summit Pledge here.
Since our public launch in 2014, we’ve learned a lot about which innovations are most effective …We’ve also learned a lot about how to transfer good ideas from one institution to another. Now, we’re capturing and sharing what we’ve learned to support colleges and universities across the country, because we want others to build on our work.”
Learn more about our scale projects.”
http://www.theuia.org/#our-work
PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS


And some replies to this post:

This is a slide from a presentation given by the Lumina Foundation. It’s not at all ironic. They’re giving corporations control over education, so the champions of “free” tuition are setting up for something like this, I think.

Yes!! So creepy. Everything in our society will be governed by big tech… from the food we grow, purchase, eat… to the schools we send our kids to.


Plus, they will be like peeking Toms. Always watching you. It really is creepy.


Yes – always watching. And the moment they see something that doesn’t conform to the program… bang! Another microcredential will be mandated. Seriously, how does that sound good to anyone?!?


It’s free at a huge price.


Edu-blocks



And another post from her:

Insightful advice and potentially uncomfortable truth from an occupational therapist with years of experience working with children, parents, and teachers. Our children are getting worse and worse in many aspects and it has a lot do with technology, over stimulation, and instant gratification.


And a reply to this post:

Then there’s this brand new tech in Florida this year to make it worse. Teachers will be referred to as “modifiers” according to Canvas. ALL kids participate through this cloud based tool. Everyone’s thoughts and discussions will be on it. So no more actual words being discussed. Everyone participates in discussions with others on this. CLOUD BASED site. please watch this. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jhZwXhRBDpE



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

Anyone successfully opt out of iready particulary in cases where schools allow teachers to use iready as a grade? I despise iready for my oldest kid – glitchy boring and very beneath her. It was a dual language school so they have an extra long day and I don’t think its worth her time. Sometimes school has allowed her to do less and I’ve taken their concessions and not pursued opting out.

However last year and this year the teachers have thought it’s a good idea to give weekly homework grade for iready. Last year I complained bc teacher gave her a C bc she completed 45 minutes but not a lesson. Lessons are over an hour long at her level so they were penalizing her for not going over 45 minutes. Gave them district policy on grading and time limits. They dropped the lesson requirement for my kid but still gave grades.

This year (6th) my daughter has an extraordinarily inept math teacher who told them that he was going to give them a grade based on their performance of iteady diagnostic but did not allow them to finish diagnostic bc he said they couldn’t do it for more than 45 minutes a week!!!! I sent him district policy on grades. He corrected himself and did give them more time and didn’t give a grade for the iready diagnostic.

However he is giving them homework grade for iready,l. My child did the 45 minutes and he gave her an 90. I asked if he could explain where she lost 10% of assignment. He has no explanation.

I sent him policy on grading and timing. He deferred to his department lead and then to school principal for school policy on iready. I wrote to district and they stand by their policy on discouraging grades but don’t seem overly bothered by the teacher’s misuse.

If school/district can conveniently disregard the policy on time limits and grading and allow the program to be misused, then i wOuld like to disregard their policy that my child should do iready? My concern is that they will give her Fs for not completing iready homework. I don’t care about grades in themselves but hoping she might get good enough grades to get merit scholarship out bureaucratic stupidity for high school?

So i guess questions are: anyone opt out of iready in MDCPS and second question – what are my rights to challenge/prevent them from giving her Fs for not doing iready?


And some replies to this post:

we took the F. 🤷‍♀️ but I knew that my kiddo could make up the score with other grades.


I ready should never be used as a grade.


Well it’s discouraged by district and only to be used as grade in specific circumstances but they seem to not mind abiding by that particular iready policy. Last year i think they did it bc they felt it was the only way to gst students to do it. This case I think the teacher/dept are inept and need to fill grade book bc they are barely teaching


my guest it depends on district.


We opted out successfully, but my daughter is in 4th grade. They were using to to place her as “below level” on her report card, even though she had a B average in the class. 🤦🏼‍♀️


My kiddo is in 6th grade. We refused the program in elementary school. The middle school tried to resume the program, but I refused.




And another post from this group:

I don’t know how many Florida Schools do AR Accelerated Reader. If you aren’t familiar it’s a testing system for books. Children get 10 questions to answer on a book they’ve read. They get a score above 80% then they on goal. They assign 25 pets a semester to children in 4th grade. If you can’t wiz through chapter books like your peers too end up reading 0.5 point books. You don’t get a 100% you don’t get all those points.

Needless to say if you have a dyslexic child or a child who even takes longer to read things this is a lot of pressure on top of everything else.

This message from my daughters teacher says it all to me. They don’t care if they’re reading they only care about the “test.”


And some replies to this post:

We just ignore all the Ed-tech assignments now.. i tried making a “stand” against it (backfired big time).. pretending you are not aware of the assignment/not doing it has worked out way better 😁 My kids read what they’re interested in- not from AR lists.. teachers are fine with it (I think most teachers just want kids to engage.. and are looking for anything that might motivate them to do so)..


sadly they grade the total at the end of the semester for reading for my kids. 🤦🏼‍♀️


That sucks. 😕So far I guess we have lucked out with that nothing is “graded”.. they just miss out on incentive prizes. I’ve watched kids take AR tests on books they haven’t read.. using their phones to look up the answers 🙄


my daughter gave her log in to her friends to take tests for her too and she can’t get close to the points she needs. Our IEP is useless for both my kids. They don’t want to provide services for dyslexia. If we could afford private tutoring and advocate or lawyer we would have them. I’m sick of the push of iready and getting notes constantly that they don’t have enough points for that either. I’ve been asking to opt them out to iready but I’m ignored.


AR at our school is an optional/fun thing for the kids sponsored by PTA. The kids choose to read and quiz and get prized if they do so, I didn’t realize it was a “testing” method at other schools


that’s the way it should be. It’s very pressured along with iready. We get mad faces on her binder from her teacher regarding her points. I’ve saved every message, note and will be using this to help me in my next IEP meeting.


I opted both my kids out of AR this year. It doesn’t help encourage reading for mine it makes them not want to read


this is exactly what happened nearly 20 years ago. I’m an avid reader, and not one of my 4 kids loves to read. It makes me so sad. It was AR for my now adult sons, iReady for my daughter, and I think my 16 year old son just burned out one day. He was putting away books like Harry Potter in 2-3 days and he read like that for about 4 years. Now, he rarely picks anything up for pleasure. It’s all college textbooks. 😞



Here is a post from Alison Hawver McDowell (AKA Wrench in the Gears):

Pay for Success was baked into ESSA. This model of finance depends on schools becoming more and more toxic to justify private-interest “fixes” that will be imposed to profit global hedge funds. It transforms social relations into data commodities. It feeds off of continued austerity. It will create a death spiral of surveillance and repression for students AND educators. Talk about it. Please.


And here are some replies to this post:

Thanks, always to you Alison and Lynne for your gifts of linking the links and informing the public!
Do we know of any state that is undoing the malignant CCSS/ESSA?
CT is full on ED corrupted- I look to informing parents to remedy by homeschooling, or enroll them in private or parochial– though the CCSS is in both alternatives and worsening.
Do we know where FL, GA and TN are?


no State is ridding their citizens of it. FL & GA are playing the latest round of re-brand. As far as TN, I would wager the same. Thanks for your trust.


CCSS was just a shorthand way of talking about a system that will use “evidence” (data) to justify speculative markets on human capital. They don’t really need it anymore. Moving forward it will be much more about “evidence” and that will be enough. It is important to note that several key hedge funds (Dalio, Tudor Jones) are based in CT, so you all are in the thick of it.

Yale is a supplier of evidence based interventions.



And another post from her:

CBE is a way to advance the learning ecosystem model by offering credit for out of school time activities. WA State upped credit requirements for graduation to open the door to more CBE activity (see first comment image). This is the first phase of learning ecosystems. Anybody talking about this? Any unions taking positions on this?

https://www.sbe.wa.gov/sites/default/files/public/meetings/Jan-2019/Competency-Based%20Education.pdf

Here they pretty much say, we increased the graduation requirements so students would have to participate in more career aligned out of school time learning. This was from 2016!

https://www.sbe.wa.gov/sites/default/files/public/documents/GradRequirements/Competency-Based%20Crediting%20Handbook%20July%202016.pdf


And some replies to this post:

I don’t know if K12 teachers are aware of this… They made the GED much harder… and then ushered in HS 21… Where the teachers can determine what the students need to do to earn credit…It’s individualized. No classroom spirit as far as I can tell… a list of tasks and assignments to do. The work is at level for high school… But for kids in school…This is not education… it is busy work to earn credit… like a check list from what I can tell and will have to be automated in K12 to keep up with all of the students. Do you know how it’s doing in other states?


I think Ohio and New Hampshire are pretty far advanced. In NH they are called ELOs.

In OH it’s called credit flex.


I can see how it works in our HS 21 program in the colleges and I’m not opposed to that…. As the people are older and when they have to earn credit, it is at level…. But for children I’m opposed to it. They need to be in groups and learning how to get along with others. We need communities… not individualized robots. I bet the rich people will be keeping kids in classes… This trend, as you’ve shown, will drastically change the role of the teacher. It is sad. It will be regrettable.


Don’t forget Vermont, the epicenter of ELO/competancy-based hell! Most high schools in NH realize that kids can’t get into college (or get merit scholarships) with this system and teach, or at least grade traditionally. Poor [child name redacted] transitioned into this idiocy in VT at the end of tenth grade, and went from a mostly A student to what looks like a D student in this system with no change in the quality of her work. Not to mention that I am paying $120 a week for music lessons to try to fulfill just 1 of the 3 ELO (called Flexible Pathways here) credits, so she won’t have to submit to an hour a day of data mining in the computer center. We are terrified that she won’t be accepted at any college, and will spend the rest of her life living in our basement because of it.


This is such a ruse. If all of these students were autodidacts they would be at the top of their class. Yet, this is how students are supposed to close their “achievement gaps”. Makes no sense whatsoever.


It’s a surplus labor problem. They don’t want people to be truly educated. They want them to earn badges so they can bet on their compliance. That is the “lifelong learning” game.


Yes. Everything you read about CBE & Personalized Learning states that they don’t plan to actually individualize instruction. The plan is to offer a few career paths based on how quickly one learns to read. It is actually leveraging idiosyncrasies against the student.


Yes. I also think that the folks designing this system realize how intellectually and emotionally damaged this generation is from pesticides, plastics, heavy metals, medical interventions, etc., especially the poor who have much higher exposure levels. Very few students can sit still in a chair, or follow a conversation these days, so they need other “learning” options to be able to support themselves as adults. Up to 70% of students here in middle school have IEPs or 504 plans. My older daughter says she is pretty much the only one she has met at college who is not taking ADHD drugs. Even heavily medicated, kids are jumping out of their seats at lectures every five minutes. About 30% of her class have already freaked out and left school. So many are turning to alcohol, drugs, suicide…It’s only going to get worse, if we keep in our current direction. If up to 80% of the population has an MTHFR variant that does not let them detox aluminum fully, but lets it gather in, and destroy their brains, and there are no more (aluminum-filled) vac-seen exemptions permitted for school attendance, and an ever-increasing schedule…Imagine what most kids’ brains are going to be like after 21 aluminum-based, consecutive flu shots? Not to mention all the others. They’ll be lucky if they can read cartoons, or stack blocks. Oh, which groups are most likely to have these unfortunate gene variants? Hispanics (up to 25%), Africans, native Americans, Italians (up to 50%), Jews (DNA tests Italian.) Only the whitest of white people have good odds of brain survival. Eugenics at its finest. I know there is a tie somewhere between this education system and what is going on in the medical field.



And yet another post from her:

Note the “value proposition” for Blockchain birth certificates in Illinois. This proof of concept lays the groundwork for government social credit scoring tied to digital benefit access. Verhulst, a co-author, is an advisor to the Markle Foundation, involved in Research Network for Opening Governance at NYU Wagner, and is in research with the MacArthur Foundation. Once we are on the Blockchain we become raw material for social impact processing in an IoT/5G police state.

https://wrenchinthegears.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/blockchain-for-social-change-illinois-nesta.pdf



And some replies to this post:

Have you ever looked into the birth certificates as federal reserve bonds?


I know of it vaguely, but I haven’t come across any primary sources on it. Though I know the Fed is a big part of community development tied to poverty.



And yet another post from her:

So, if you ever wondered why all the talk about teachers carrying out programs “with fidelity…”

Well, ultimately it’s about replacing you all with sensors that can accurately track “impact” via ed-tech platforms in ways that are fundamentally counter to humanity.

Every time I think I might be overstating what is happening, I find a report like this and the weight of it hits me once again.

They may not achieve all of their goals, but damn, we need to be paying attention to these developments. This is the IoT “smart” world.

WE are the supply chain. All those folks getting chipped. Yeah…we ARE the supply chain. resist

https://wrenchinthegears.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/proof-of-impact-white-paper.pdf

When the demands of global finance dictates life / social relations: “There will remain a pressing need to ensure careful selection of outcome metrics and measurement methodologies; even more so if the level of sophisticated standardisation that will be needed for automated scaling is to be achieved. The policies, procedures, and capacities to ensure this are not yet in place. As the potential for emerging technology to accelerate progress towards the SDGs increases, so to does the need for powerful accountability mechanisms based on considered human judgement.”
It was so much easier when I thought it was just about and end of the year standardized test


And some replies to this post:

Changemakers.
Embrace new economic models.


Yes. You can see how much they are enmeshing this in the language of environmental justice. Lots about UN SDGs.


Well now if this white paper (and their website) doesn’t just spell it all out, I don’t know what does… all your sleuthing, Alison, right here in black and white. Make sure anyone who dares to call you a “conspiracy theorist” reads this first.


You know I wrote about ALICE a bit ago. It is one of five IoT investing platforms in this piece

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5d1f6ec7e5274a08d734b865/Connecting_results_to_finance_can_emerging_technologies_make_impact_bonds_more_impactful.pdf

Really so many simply don’t want to know and are very angry at me about telling them, because it messes up these simple narratives around social justice.


The implementation of Model Curriculum Units (that were supposed to be done with fidelity) in MA was by and large a very big failure; even with the bullying, threatening and lying done by the pushers involved. Now on to SEL and data tracking.I can see the push but I just can’t see how it’s going to be done without some very major hiccups. It is very messy and cumbersome.


Which is why they intend to shift to the learning ecosystem model and dissolve schools altogether. Then children will have no choice but to engage with the software. We need to be developing a marronage-based education model. Sooner than later.


Yes, schools start to unravel, particularly high schools, when the students learn that they can get credit for attending data catching, “ learning sessions” that include pizza etc. put on by outside agencies (no certification for the , “teacher” required). I’m wondering how long until lawsuits start. To be a teacher in a school you need a background check. How many outside agencies do background checks on everyone around these kids?


I am very concerned about child predators in all of this.


This is so twisted! What kind of world do these overlords think they’ll live in when we’re all turned into crypto keys?! Ugh, they’re robots already.

I thought this might be an interesting connection – TU Provost Janet Levit, who describes herself as a thought leader, changemaker, and is on the Board of Teach for America (among others) is from Yale Law. She was appointed by Obama to a federal district court, but a very conservative OK Senator (Tom Coburn) blocked her nomination to the court (thank goodness!) Because she was a member of the International Law Society. I found an article she wrote about international soft law that basically describes the process of moving to a globalized system through multinational corporations and edu. Made me think that we need to be using the law as much as we can right now because the court-packing is probably going to continue. Oklahoma is an abyss.

https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjil/vol30/iss1/4/

I need to put these connections into Littlesis.org – there are so many that I can’t keep up. The President of S New Hampshire U -the blockchain credential university – is on the leadership of American Council on Education, which, with Association of Governing Boards, is pushing the credentialing and UN goals on higher ed everwhere. Alison’s map on Australia digital identity shows that SNHU is a U.S. point of blockchain digital identity. Through ACE and AGB, we can trace the spread of it through higher ed, the state WOIA plans, etc.

I found an article about impact investing and sports. I think athletes could be some of the first subjects for this twisted chip-implant tracking.

https://finance-yahoo-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/video/playing-win-george-pyne-bruin-212944379.html


esports. Raine group.

https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/vy-esports-raises-seed-round-funding-led-by-raine-ventures-to-launch-esports-content-and-services-platform-2017-10-12

https://index.co/market/esports/investors

The fusion of eSports with emerging blockchain technologies allows for unprecedented access to the management of electronic assets and the monetization of eSports


“Excellent example of a quintessential Changemaker, Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, has told world leaders: ‘I don’t want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day and then I want you to act.’ In an impassioned warning to act now on climate change, Thunberg told her audience at Davos: ‘Either we choose to go on as a civilization or we don’t’ (Recording of her speech).” Mmmmhmmmm…


“I want you to feel the fear…”
This is a horrid. Our children and some adults are being taught to fear. There it is.


The financial inefficiency “challenges” being attached to the first phase models of impact investing markets (especially SIBs) conveniently serve as the seeding, scalability and normalization stages for “verification” markets (surveillance infrastructure). To me, this is akin to the function school choice, HST, charters schools, etc played in seeding, scaling and normalizing (via neoliberal hegemony) the array of markets attached to “personalized learning”



And yet another post from her:

Fascinating correspondence sent by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing to Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone regarding his company’s role in financializing the single-family rental home market and extreme increases in evictions and rent hikes, much of it automated. I didn’t truly grasp the amount of property they hold globally. I can’t help but think this will play into “social impact” housing down the road. I can imagine them buying NEST and Alexa systems in bulk to swing cheap “smart” housing. BTW for locals, Schwarzman was born in Philly and grew up in Abington.

https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Housing/Financialization/OL_OTH_17_2019.pdf

a few months later (May) they launched their impact investing platform with the former head of Goldman Sachs’s Merchant Banking Division.

https://www.blackstone.com/media/press-releases/article/blackstone-launches-impact-investing-platform

Schwarzman / Blackstone will not be turned to the people. He has gifted over $300 million to MIT for AI research. He is a very evil human being.


And a reply to this post:

US investment fund Blackstone is set to carry out investments of 500 million euros in Greek hotel properties, starting in the next few days.
According to sources, the first acquisition in its Greek portfolio will concern units of a hotel chain with a significant presence in the Ionian and Aegean islands, in a transaction that is expected to come to almost 200 million euros.
The current owners of those hotel complexes will retain the management in cooperation with the new stakeholders. For its first purchase of a hotel in Greece the Blackstone Group will use a holdings company based in Luxembourg, which also owns 14 units in Spain.
More acquisitions of Greek hotels will follow, with the same sources saying that Blackstone is already involved in talks to this end. The US fund’s interest in Greece is not new.
However, people familiar with its strategy say it has become more active now, after the election, as it believes that the new government is “friendlier towards foreign investments and, crucially, will introduce reductions to direct and indirect taxes, which are expected to bolster the competitiveness of the Greek tourism product.”

http://www.ekathimerini.com/244648/article/ekathimerini/business/blackstone-to-launch-hotel-buying-spree

My instant analysis, for whatever it’s worth: Given Schwarzman there is a highly ideological presence within this fund and a stress on symbolism. I mean, you remember that Obama’s modest tax increase was just like “Hitler’s invasion of Poland.” Since Blackstone’s entry comes right after the accession of the new government, I expect they would have never done it during a Syriza government even if it bent over backwards for their capital (as Syriza did, and would have for all).

For now, outside the EU framework, Greece is site to less international plunder disguised as social welfare, and more just old-style imperialist gangster gilded projects for the ultra-superrich. The fate of the pretty little country. Here’s the cartoon-villainous current plan by Mohegan for the casino hotel on the site of the former Athens airport at Ellinikon.



And yet another post from her:

Please tell me the Fourth Industrial Revolution is going to start being incorporated into the climate justice conversation soon. Why are we NOT talking about this yet? https://dl.acm.org/event.cfm?id=RE285


And a reply to this post:

Not sure who wrote this, just skimmed it today, but these people are talking about it:
“As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing whatsoever spontaneous or grass-roots about the ‘climate mobilisation’ that’s currently being promoted all over the mass media. Mirroring what happened with the ‘colour revolutions’, idealistic youth are simply being herded into pre-approved movements, to create the illusion of a popular mandate for what the ruling classes have already determined to be the best course of action for preserving their dominance and control: carbon taxation, ‘smart’ cities, the 5G/ internet of things surveillance grid, AI, depopulation, and new investment opportunities in what’s being called the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (‘renewable technologies’, dependent on very limited rare earth minerals and heavily polluting mining operations, combined with health-damaging microwave technologies), as well as ‘carbon capture’/trading scams.”



And yet another post from her:

I suspect “Smart” cities will be geo-fenced, access contingent on one’s compliance score monitored (5g / IoT) in real time. Unlock special privileges with good behavior. Compete against friends, family and co-workers for the best personal brand. Life on the leader board. Augmented Surveillance reality will usher in new forms of “keeping up with the Joneses” via digital “consumption.” Stop, I want off this ride.

my analysis is based on what is happening in the US, though China gives us a sneak peak into how the tech can be deployed. Our version will be turbo-charged techno-capitalism combined with soft and hard policing woven into public-private partnerships. Much of the capital is flowing through the Vatican Bank, so I wouldn’t put too much stock in this not touching Rome. Read Rainbows End by Vinge. The AR/VR future comes with garbage and potholes, they just hope with wearable tech we’ll zone out and not notice.


And yet another post from her:

It’s important to know who is framing policy around ACEs. In 2018 Nadine Burke Harris, the pediatrician Gavin Newsom appointed to be Surgeon General of CA spoke at the coming out conference launching Scotland as the first “ACEs Aware Nation” in the world (see Named Person controversy in my feed today). The event was sponsored by a workforce training company, TIGER Ltd. Burke Harris did considerable research into ACEs via her Bay Area non-profit, the Youth Wellness Center, which was supported to the tune of over $1,000,000 in 2017 by Google and Tipping Point (the CA iteration of the Robin Hood Foundation). Kamala Harris is a member of the Founder’s Circle of that organization. These details are important as we see singlepayer on the horizon and know that the tech companies intend to leverage that with IoT mediated Medicaid systems tied to pay for success. This is really troubling folks.

https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/foi-eir-release/2019/04/foi-201900000623/documents/foi-201900000623-annex-a-and-information-released/foi-201900000623-annex-a-and-information-released/govscot%3Adocument/foi-201900000623.pdf


And yet another post from her:

I have been theorizing about new forms of tech-mediated carceral systems tied to poverty management and social engineering. Many grasp the idea of e-carceration, but I think “pre-carceration” is an even greater threat. The global impact investment market demands people be predictively profiled into brokenness so data-driven “fixes” can be imposed on them. The poor are the raw material. In this new world children will be an asset weaponized against families. If you do not know about the “named person” program that was recently halted in Scotland, time to read up. In it each child is assigned an Orwellian “wellbeing” minder who reports to responsible authorities and can put families on intervention plans. The Annie E. Casey Foundation was pushing this in Scotland. It is in place in the Netherlands, too. I have no doubt the plan is to bring it here via maternal home visits and community schools. Teachers, social workers, nurses, do you want to be in a position of outing the vulnerabilities of the families in your care? If not, educate yourself and let us prepare to fight this when it crosses the Atlantic. We can, and we must.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-government-to-scrap-named-person-scheme-john-swinney-confirms-1-5007469

https://www.parliament.scot/ResearchBriefingsAndFactsheets/S5/SB_17-59_Children_and_Young_People_Information_Sharing_Scotland_Bill.pdf

These are things conservative folks have been voicing for awhile. I think we have to understand that liberal techno-facsim in the hands of Bezos and Thiel et al is a distinct possibility. As politics is becoming more and more polarized it is hard for people to wrap their minds around this. In the end it is about the powerful against the masses, and historically targeted communities are on the front lines. We need to see what is coming and prepare. They are framing things in such a way that it complicates the narrative and makes it easier to write this off as “conspiracy.” And yet it is real and we need to figure out what to do to support poor families.

Super creepy. The ACE program tied to GRIFEC was launched in Wales and this was the program guy. Before he was part of the End of Life Partnerships. Gah. Is this how they plan to solve the “surplus labor” problem?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewmbennett/?originalSubdomain=uk


And here are some replies to this post:

IMO, this naming person thing you foresee moving across the Atlantic, is likely coming through the medicaide transformation happening via the ACH or Accountable Communities of Health. It requires a community care coordinator, hired by local non profits, that belong to a community HUB, that all loosely share data. (at least it seems loose to me) Also coming through Behavioral Health services. (at least in Wa.) And of course through the Dept. of Children, Youth and Families that sets the stage for birth through grey, humans as a commodity.
Watch this video where it states:
“For every pathway Kathy’s clients complete, such as keeping their primary care appoint., or when Amy quits smoking, Kathy or her organization will receive an incentive payment rewarding her for those outcomes.”


Yes – I think we are setting up for this in Tulsa, and perhaps it already is set to extend beyond the non-profit sector. George Kaiser Family Foundation is a major donor (monetary, supplying board members) to almost all our major non-profit service providers. The foundation also supports 501tech, a spin-off nonprofit that provides free IT support to those same non-profits. Another related IT company (Asemio, which is for-profit) works with 501tech to service Oklahoma’s county health departments’ electronic medical records. Asemio also contracts with Women in Recovery here in Oklahoma (an alternative to prison) and the Bronx Defenders in NYC. So, by offering “free” IT service, GKFF has gotten a foothold in multiple sectors so that every non-profit depends on staying in GKFF’S good graces and so that heaps of personal health, education, penal system, and housing data are centralized.


Hey, wasn’t it the guy who asked the question about the Ford Foundation at the forum with Dr. Angela Davis with Bronx Defenders? I think it was

Big Oil is getting into human capital. Eric Schmidt called it-data is the new oil.


Also, just saw that this guy is coming to Tulsa…
Dr. Jon Landis, an education and digital knowledge economy visionary, will discuss how technology is changing the educational landscape. Prior to Apple, Landis served as a college of education professor, chemistry teacher, principal, curriculum director and information technology director in Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology, a master’s degree in education leadership and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. His variety of roles in teaching, administration and technology helped to shape his perspective on the importance of updating teaching methods to match the changing knowledge economy.


It was this, but he’s from Take Back The Bronx, which is good.


That “meet Kathy” thing is terrifying… Like it requires a step back to remembering why the two females got dragged into the situation in the first place


EXACTLY!!!! This totally magnifies the impact of the carceral state. Someone you live with gets pulled in and suddenly you are under the control of the state, too? Crap. And none of it is about fixing the structural inequality. Like god forbid they live in Southwest Philly with environmental racism from toxic air emissions.


When I have had any sort of “paid help” service provider have anything to do with me, it was just hell.
Also, let’s say the mother doesn’t quit smoking, are they going to take away the girl?


My thoughts exactly.

This piece shows how IoT is linked to Medicaid. I sense most of the “Meet Kathy” stuff will be funded through that. I can imagine the whole pathway payment system will be tied to outcomes based contracting (PFS), too.

https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/health-care/smart-technology-in-health-care-medicaid-programs.html

It’s well along in the Netherlands, too.

https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/dutch-welfare-minister-have-you-got-named-person-your-sleeve


I’ve taken the liberty to retitle for Americans:
Mayors, city council, United Way, School board leaders, Community Hub elite, CEO’s of non profits and for profit, Technocrats and Data Miners, Elite Real Estate investors, Bit Coin investors, Block Chain data companies, City Block (Google enterprise) Ministers and Mega church leaders, Politicians on both sides of the isle, Foundation Philanthrocapitalists, Wrong Kind of Green investors and anyone else in the various Human Capital Industrial Complexes, including Poverty industrial : Have you got a Care Manager Person up your sleeve?
Oh wait, that’s ridiculous, let me shorten that, too long…..
Authoritarians and Fascists: Have you got a care manager person up your sleeve?
Obviously, I’m upset today. I just need some YOGA and meditation, 5K walking steps, some Amazon whole foods, and a shopping experience and I’ll be just fine. Please sans the care manager, and I promise to be good.




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

The Santa Ana School District will set up a Confidential Gender Support Plan for minor students who would like to transition WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT OR KNOWLEDGE.
They also have a separate document for a students formal gender transition in school. This too will be done without parental consent or knowledge.

Once again, school districts will take over a role that is a parents responsibility. Below is the link that will take you directly to the Santa Ana School District Gender Support Plan below.

https://www.sausd.us/cms/lib/CA01000471/Centricity/Domain/3970/Gender%20Support%20Plan.pdf


University of Chicago is having its teacher graduates be forced into the LGBTQP agenda: https://uei.uchicago.edu/sites/default/files/documents/UEI%202017%20New%20Knowledge%20-%20Creating%20Inclusive%20Learning%20Environments.pdf


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Former Congressman Paul Ryan who sponsored the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, HR18-4174, is now investing in an evidence-based policy business. According to today’s Journal Sentinel piece, Ryan “announced the launch of the American Idea Foundation… He moved more than $7 million from his congressional account into the nonprofit…“

Ryan’s American Idea Foundation will be based in Janesville, WI and was registered January 29, 2019, per Wisconsin Secretary of State records, interestingly, just two weeks after HR-18-4174 became law.

Paul Ryan’s Evidence-Based, nonprofit foundation plans to partner with schools on Community-Based, Evidence-Based innovations, measuring what works, and will educate policy makers and help to craft the next generation of policies.

Seems an interesting coincidence that Congressman Ryan pushed for HR18-4174 that allows government agencies and businesses to access and link to every citizens’ personal data, including data from school children. Only time and evidence will tell.

https://missourieducationwatchdog.com/paul-ryans-new-evidence-based-nonprofit-to-partner-with-academic-institutions-shape-government-policies-what-could-go-wrong/


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

“As a parent, why am I having to go through this? Why is the principal of our school on a first-name basis with the CEO of a company who is collecting data about our kids?” said Phatak. She eventually received a copy of the data and was told it was deleted, but then her child’s teacher accidentally had him use the tool again.

WAPO interviewed a warrior mom from California. YOU MAY OPT OUT OF APPS!!! Talk to your classroom teacher now. This article offers tangible ways/discussion to get across what many teachers do not understand.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/29/school-apps-track-students-classroom-bathroom-parents-are-struggling-keep-up/?arc404=true


Endeavor Academy in Centennial, CO has suspended a student for five days merely for posting to social media a picture of herself with a gun: https://pluralist.com/alexandria-keyes-gun-photo-snapchat/


Here is a post from someone from California:

🚨🚨🚨Yolo Jr. High in the Newman-Crowslanding School District
Stanislaus County🚨🚨🚨
I was sent this photo by a grandmother who picked up her grandchild on the last day of school. She saw this man dressed in rainbow walking around. When she asked the school who he was she was told that he was there promoting the GSA Club (Gay Straight Alliance).
School Clubs are supposed to be student initiated and student lead.
Why is there a grown man coming to promote it?


And some replies to this post:

Because those clubs are promoted by adults. In one of [name redacted]’s presentations, I remember she mentioned that teachers receive incentives from the teachers’ union when a GSA club is established in their schools


Money, money, money!


The California Teachers’ Association (and other state and national unions) uses their leadership conferences to wine and dine teachers and to get them to start GSA clubs on campuses. Teachers cannot get money from the unions to help with legitimate needs, but teachers can get thousands of dollars to support GSA clubs on campuses. I always ask the same question – aren’t student clubs supposed to be student led? Not when state and national teachers’ unions are in charge. Thanks to them, everything is upside down, parents are undermined and kids are in danger! Loving teachers don’t know this is happening, and those of us who do keep blowing the whistle only to get silenced, so please help us educate teachers – they don’t have to pay those abusive unions any longer and they can get liability protections from independent organizations too.

you can include this link below to help teachers to learn how to opt out and obtain liability insurance. Thank you for helping teachers! I’m convinced that if we reach more loving teachers with the truth, we can end this nightmare. https://forkidsandcountry.org/teacher-freedom-protections/



Here is a post from a New Hampshire anti-Common Core page:

Warning parents:


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

“Microsoft researchers suggest ‘data dignity’ will create a better digital society”

Of course Microsoft wants this.
Being paid for your data is NOT dignity. It is literally selling yourself. The most needy will have to sell their data like plasma, the rich will opt out.

https://onezero.medium.com/getting-cash-for-our-data-could-actually-make-things-worse-3793c52ec7e5


And another post from her:

Fox meet Henhouse.
…No parent consent needed to “ethically” hand over student data to researchers. TrustUs.
“[Mega tech funded] FPF has received a grant to create an independent party of experts for an ethical review process that can provide trusted vetting of corporate-academic research projects. FPF will establish a pool of respected reviewers to operate as a standalone, on-demand review board to evaluate research uses of personal data and create a set of transparent policies and processes to be applied to such reviews.

https://mailchi.mp/fpf.org/september2019-1298081?e=e5fdb7141e


And yet another post from her:

OhLook. Colorado has implemented Digital IDs in place of your driver’s license, by EXECUTIVE ORDER. “[Colorado Governor] Polis was eager to sign an executive order Wednesday morning… The new-age ID will be accepted by most state agencies.”


And some replies to this post:

What if you don’t have a cell phone? Or a smart phone?


Obama phones..

If you are someone who receives a public benefit I bet they will force you to have one.

SNAP, disability, etc.

This was all pushed out via US / UK “humanitarian” aid pilots.

ties to 5G and facial recognition


Also behavioral biometrics, too.


“5G is going to be a game-changer,” said Nick Ludlum, Senior Vice President and Chief Communication Officer for CTIA, which is a trade association representing the wireless communications industry in the United States. “From driverless cars to advancements in health care to (augmented reality/virtual reality) and smart cities. The innovations of the future will be built on 5G.”

Here is a comment I left on a Colorado Sheriff’s page who was asking some great questions about this. My comment: This MyColoradoApp digital ID is voluntary for now. Will there ever come a time that Coloradans will be mandated to use this app in place of their “hunk of plastic”? Some citizens do not want their personal info shared with an app, stored in a (breachable) cloud. How else might the data on this digital app be used, analyzed, shared? Are there any laws protecting that and how could a citizen SEE if a third party analyzed their data and shared it with another agency or researcher or company? WHO will be held accountable when this gets breached? Are there guard rails in place for how this data #cannot be used? Will this digital ID system ever be used to store and track student data and health data etc? For example would Colorado ever be a part of a program like ID2020?

https://www.biometricupdate.com/201909/id2020-and-partners-launch-program-to-provide-digital-id-with-vaccines

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

GOOGLE PLANS FOR #SOCIALCREDIT SCORES IN SMART CITY.
In their “Yellow Book”, Sidewalk describes a community where access to services and buildings would vary based on your willingness to give away data. People could be rewarded for “good behaviour” tracked by data, such as with better loan terms or easily renewed business licences.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-sidewalk-labs-document-reveals-companys-early-plans-for-data/


CRAZY. Truth is stranger than fiction.


yes. digital IDs are necessary for a social credit system.IMO that is why this is being rolled out. We are China. Look up Department of Homeland Security HART and SIPPRA and Ryan’s Federal Evidence Based Policy Act, and the 5G rollout and IoT.


oh my goodness. Craziness. This all ties into social impact bonds too. They need the data to make money. So maddening. This ties to some patterns I’m seeing in public schools too a with data collection as a money making revenue source. 🤬
Kind of reminds me of Class Dojo too. Authority figures giving good boy and good girl points in exchange for real world rewards and consequences. No bueno.


Though ClassDojo isn’t, at least not on the list they’re not, one of the vendors, there’s a bunch of these vendor guys partnering with this Project Unicorn thing for “data interoperability”. I know they have Curriculum Associates (iReady), Achieve3000, iStation (you know, the guys in the news for sending a cease and desist letter to an outspoken parent) Newsela, Reading Plus, etc: https://www.projectunicorn.org/vendor-coalition


Texas has expanded the reach of our driver’s license. By October 2020 it will be classified as a “national ID” and will allow Texas citizens who have update their driver’s license to continue flying on airplanes. When I renewed my license last year, it was not just the easy update, you would have thought this midlifer was a teenager getting her first license.


Texas is piloting ID2020


some specific cities have piloted ID2020.

It’s weird to have the Governor talking about Austin independent of the entire state. He has been in Dallas recently to talk about the homeless population. I can’t find it, but, I know I read earlier this year, Austin, as part of ID2020 was proposing to chip their homeless population.


yes. It is piloted in Austin but I believe every pilot it is meant to roll out statewide. I find it no coincidence that TX has rolled out your National ID.

Colorado governor ran on the campaign of making Colorado a block chain economy.

https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-microsoft-create-blockchain-solution-to-support-id2020.htm

THIS^^Gates wants a national digital ID.


and the concept of being rewarded to participate in the early stages, I learned how some companies are partnering with Newtopia for health issues. Not only will that company charge you more for your health insurance if you choose not to participate in the company Newtopia campaign, they will reward you monetarily for reaching certain health milestones documented by Newtopia as tracked with their fitbit and ap.


the ID2020 article I posted mentions the Austin project to chip the homeless. “The City of Austin, ID2020, and several other partners are working together with homeless people and the service providers who engage with them to develop a blockchain-enabled digital identity platform called MyPass to empower homeless people with their own identity data.”


now, my pessimist comes full forward. When “My Angel” started selling their implant chips for child security, I quipped, the only security it would provide would be that every lost child could be identified to charge the rightful family for burial. Which I know is heartless. Sorry.


I think it is hard knowing that this stuff is being slickly marketed for one thing and used for another.

China has Sesame Credit and Now embracing blockchain economy.

https://www.coininsider.com/how-amazon-alibaba-microsoft-are-using-blockchain/


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



Here is a post from a Florida page:

THIS!
“As part of the Course Description Awareness, Florida teachers will be awarded Open Badge micro-credentials in recognition of their participation. Micro-credentials are an increasingly popular method to display achievements and skills in which a person demonstrates competency. Digital “badges” are portable with verified, embedded information as evidence of the demonstrated skills and achievements. We are excited to provide a visual, digital representation to participants. Displaying these badges will spread awareness concerning the importance of course descriptions and their utilization when planning for instruction within Florida’s classrooms.”
Read more here:

http://cdn.fldoe.org/academics/standards/course-desc-aware.stml

http://cdn.fldoe.org/academics/standards/subject-areas/instructional-technology


Here is a post from Alison Hawver McDowell:

Alright, last one. How might Ethereum smart contracts work with xAPI competency tracking, digital vouchers, and securitization of human capital investments? This is my concept of how it might go with Big Picture Learning. BTW the World Bank issued its first Blockchain bond this year and Stanford has a big report on Blockchain for Social Impact. Big Picture is in Australia where they are putting public benefits on Blockchain. We should all be paying attention to that.

Worldbank Blockchain bond.

Big Picture Australia

xAPI data capture

Learninng Record Store

Big Picture SIB

Stanford

And a reply to this post:

Have you looked at all the projects here Alison?
https://trends.oecd-opsi.org/



I just heard from Alice Linahan that Austin passed the evil sex ed standards on October 28th, 2019.


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Oh this cannot be good. LindaDarlingHammond
Register for the Halloween webinar on 21st Century Learning..for students with Disabilities.


Here is a post from the Christian Law Association page:

Please pray as attorneys advise homeschool parents who are experiencing difficulty with their local public school system.


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

This is an excellent article by Cathy Cleaver Ruse that sums up what’s going on in the schools in Fairfax County, Virginia. This is actually happening all over the country–and often in states that DO NOT have a legal requirement to force schools to include this material (see Austin, TX, and Battle Ground, WA, for two of the latest parent vs. school board battles).

This is the school district where I pay taxes, but I was horrified at what was happening and knew that I could not trust this school district with my child. Parents all over the nation need to get involved in local school board elections.

We have a chance to oust the current board in just a few days. Only two school board members seem to care what parents have to say, but the rest need to go:

“The practical implications of this are that, if you live in Fairfax County and dissent from hard-Left political ideology in your schools, you have no voice. Every year you send 53% of your property taxes to a school board that has no inclination to listen to your questions or concerns. They can ignore you, and they do.

And what happens in your public schools really matters, whether or not you have children in the system. Because, as Abraham Lincoln said: “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation is the philosophy of the government in the next.”

The Fairfax County School Board is up for election on November 5.

If you care about the country, you have to care, first, about the school board.”

https://stream.org/playing-sex-politics-students-fairfax-county/


It seems that the sex ed perverts have gotten a beachhead in King County, Oregon: https://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/conferencematerials/sped/2016/sexed.pdf


Looks like Spokane, WA schools also seem to have been taken over. They are partnering with the radical group Advocates for Youth so it’s a given that the curriculum is bad: https://www.krem.com/article/news/local/spokane-county/spokane-public-schools-approves-sex-ed-curriculum-for-freshmen/293-618884917


The Beaverton School District in Oregon has also been taken over: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/curriculum-instruction-assessment/health-secondary/advocates-for-youth-curriculum


Cave Creek Unified School District in Arizona appears to be having or soon to have, some kind of radical sex ed: https://www.notinourschools.net/cave-creek-schools-cozy-to-lgbtq-organizations-marginalize-families-tradition-and-culture/


Creighton Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ is giving Planned Parenthood access to their school district: https://www.notinourschools.net/a-creighton-elementary-employee-decided-to-just-say-no/


Watch out if you’re in Madison, WI schools! https://www.academia.org/wisconsin-public-school-district-publishes-another-pro-lgbt-video-on-youtube/


Looks like Tucson Unified School District in Arizona is pushing the Gender Bender agenda on Hispanic children: https://www.notinourschools.net/transgender-material-targets-hispanics-in-tucson-unified-and-elsewhere/





Here is a post from Alison Hawver McDowell:

Pay for Success will use xAPI and badges / microcredentials to profit from intentionally unstable employment opportunities. This “lifelong learning” stuff isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

This is what Lumina, Salesforce, and Robin Hood are all about.


And here are some replies to this post:

that’s exactly it. Salesforce and ACE (American Council on Education) have been very cozy on LinkedIn. Association of University Governing Boards (AGB), too.

and I think that trifecta will become a model, too – iNACOL, NewProfit, Deloitte, e.g.


I saw a teacher post about lifelong learning again today. We’re toast. Do u think Fr Hesburgh knew what he was doing?


how did I not know the Notre Dame connection!

You’ve read this? Is it online somewhere?


I bought it on eBay. Alice learned about it from [name redacted]
https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/women-on-the-wall-with-diana-anderson-lifelong-learning-and-the-common-core


One of the other authors was at RTI. Marc Tucker was based out of Rochester (Xerox, Total Quality Management).


the cover photo is 666 backwards

I have wondered about the other authors.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hexagons-hive-mind-booming-buzzing-confusion-lynn-davenport/?fbclid=IwAR3JFRyX0wUoihrUBZhoqgYcNYK2UAKBlqQJ4yc7caIr92fyi8TQkgdPCM0


Wow. This is really amazing. You know, I think this points to one way to fight this stuff – we have to be deliberate in using language that carries much more meaning than the collective impact double speak, and we have to use pictures and graphics that are organic and hearken back to different times. Just using the word “children” instead of “kids” can help. People are so used to hearing and seeing the same worn out marketing catalogue that they they’ve forgotten the alternatives. We have to remember that the word “impact” means a crash or a destructive collision, not something that contributes to flourishing.


such an excellent point about “impact”. It’s not a good thing.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/collective-impact-where-public-public-private-lynn-davenport/?fbclid=IwAR0a7naJRNFNwq2Y3pAJyWe0DxWmvtcgLQKHixX_VI3KsOfbRLgeQ5JXjxA



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

Who is ready for digital ID…through vaccination?

California has made vaccines mandatory for children to enter public school. How will this play out if digital ID is part of the immunization schedule?

ID2020 Project to Build Biometric ID Program Around Infant Immunization
Posted on September 19, 2019
“The project will involve the exploration of multiple biometric identification technologies for infants, with the aim of building a biometric ID program based on the most successful approaches.”
New ID2020 Project to Build Biometric ID Program Around Infant Immunization
ID2020, a public-private alliance aimed at supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on universal identity, has announced a new identity project in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh and Gavi, a public-private alliance concerned with vaccination.
The project’s aim is essentially to create a biometric identity system based on immunization efforts conducted by Access to Information (A2I) – a Government of Bangladesh agency – and the Directorate of Health Service (DGHS), with the support of Gavi. The project will involve the exploration of multiple biometric identification technologies for infants, with the aim of building a biometric ID program based on the most successful approaches.
“We are implementing a forward-looking approach to digital identity that gives individuals control over their own personal information, while still building off existing systems and programs,” explained A2I policy advisor Anir Chowdhury in a statement announcing the collaborative effort. “The Government of Bangladesh recognizes that the design of digital identity systems carries far-reaching implications for individuals’ access to services and livelihoods, and we are eager to pioneer this approach.”
Such ideas echo those of the United Nations’ refugee agency, the UNHCR, which has in recent years championed the use of biometric technology to deliver official ID to those who often lack such documentation, such as displaced persons. And Gavi’s leadership are excited about expanding on the anticipated success of this effort.
“Eighty-nine percent of children and adolescents without identification live in countries supported by Gavi,” commented Gavi CEO Seth Berkley. “We are enthusiastic about the potential impact of this program not just in Bangladesh, but as something we can replicate across Gavi-eligible countries, providing a viable route to closing the identity gap.”
The project was announced at ID2020’s annual summit this week, with previous events having seen other major organizations such as Accenture and Microsoft commit to biometrics-driven identity projects in support of UN goals.


And another post from this group:

Last paragraph.

Close to 10 years after its first edition, a fully updated International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education published today by UNESCO advocates quality comprehensive sexuality education to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.
“Based on the latest scientific evidence, the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education reaffirms the position of sexuality education within a framework of human rights and gender equality,” says UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. “It promotes structured learning about sexuality and relationships in a manner that is positive and centred on the best interest of the young person. By outlining the essential components of effective sexuality education programmes, the Guidance enables national authorities to design comprehensive curricula that will have a positive impact on young people’s health and well-being.”
The Technical Guidance is designed to assist education policy makers in all countries design accurate and age-appropriate curricula for children and young people aged 5 – 18+.
Based on a review of the current status of sexuality education around the world and drawing on best practices in the various regions, the Guidance notably demonstrates that sexuality education:
helps young people become more responsible in their attitude and behaviour regarding sexual and reproductive health
is essential to combat the school dropout of girls due to early or forced marriage, teenage pregnancy and sexual and reproductive health issues
is necessary because in some parts of the world, two out of three girls reported having no idea of what was happening to them when they began menstruating and pregnancy and childbirth complications are the second cause of death among 15 to 19-year olds
does not increase sexual activity, sexual risk-taking behaviour, or STI/HIV infection rates. It also presents evidence showing that abstinence-only programmes fail to prevent early sexual initiation, or reduce the frequency of sex and number of partners among the young.
The publication identifies an urgent need for quality comprehensive sexuality education to:
provide information and guidance to young people about the transition from childhood to adulthood and the physical, social and emotional challenges they face.
tackle the challenges posed by sexual and reproductive health issues, which are particularly difficult during puberty, including access to contraception, early pregnancy, gender-based violence, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV and AIDS
raise awareness of HIV prevention and transmission, of which only 34 per cent of young people around the world can demonstrate accurate knowledge
complement or counter the large body of material of variable quality that young people find on the internet, and help them face increasingly common instances of cyberbullying.
The Guidance was produced in collaboration with UNAIDS, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Women, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000260770

You can find a link in the middle of the page.

…Check out this brief for a concise overview of the PLSSE, a list of organizations involved in their development, and some ideas for ways they might be used…

https://www.etr.org/blog/new-professional-learning-standards-for-sex-education-plsse/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

This creepy National Driver Surveillance program would compliment the Digital Drivers Licenses being rolled out in several states.

Colorado recently implemented Digital IDs in place of your driver’s license, by EXECUTIVE ORDER. “[Colorado Governor] Polis was eager to sign an executive order Wednesday morning… The new-age ID will be accepted by most state agencies.”

Apparently, knowing a driver’s Social Security Number, address, date of birth, checking their driving record and running their name against a national criminal database is not enough.
There are few places in America that do not use Automatic License Plate Readers to track our every movement and even that does not appear to be enough for Big Brother’s insatiable desire to know everything about everyone.
The Salem News revealed that the bill would “incentivize states” into creating an unconstitutional national real-time driver sharing program.
Moulton said, “the goal is to incentivize states to modernize their systems and work together to make sure their databases are compatible to improve communication on dangerous drivers.”
WCVB Channel 5 explains how the U.S. DOT would offer states more than $50 million to help create a national real-time data sharing program.
“Moulton’s bill would also create a $50 million competitive grant program that would allow states to bid for additional grant money and would enable the U.S. Department of Transportation to connect states that have similar modernization needs.”


Looks like the GOP has created a bill to have the government spy on students to “try and help prevent gun violence”: https://www.stridentconservative.com/gun-violence-bill-will-require-schools-to-spy-on-students-online-activity/?utm_content=bufferfefd8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

You’ll be shocked to see what your scores are based on. With massive data collection and sharing, imagine children’s scores…
“As consumers, we all have “secret scores”: hidden ratings that determine how long each of us waits on hold when calling a business, whether we can return items at a store, and what type of service we receive. A low score sends you to the back of the queue; high scores get you elite treatment.”


Here is a post shared by Alice Linahan:

Who is meddling in Midland? 🍏

There’s no “public” in public-private partnerships and this portfolio model did not originate locally. Midland voters would be wise to defeat the bond and tell Midland to go back to the drawing board to devise a better bond that authentically includes all stakeholders. If the business interests want to truly help the communities, they will back a plan that is created by those they purport to want to help.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/who-meddling-midland-lynn-davenport?fbclid=IwAR3v3LpcB7FFSWbY8wn5fiWmFZi1WvJslEmD7eLP5PJp0jvUDttMuaqRxdY


Here is a post from the page Educray:

Stop the Texas Education Agency 🍏

Lawyers for Houston ISD’s school board have asked a federal judge to preemptively stop the Texas Education Agency from stripping power from the district’s elected trustees and allow board members to select a permanent superintendent, the latest maneuver in a growing legal battle between the district and state.

In a motion filed Tuesday, the HISD board’s lawyers argued agency officials have discriminated against voters in predominantly black and Hispanic cities, overstepped their authority in suspending the district’s superintendent search and misinterpreted a new state law that requires dramatic intervention in districts with long-struggling schools.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/education/article/HISD-lawyers-seek-injunction-to-block-TEA-14585565.php?fbclid=IwAR1yXVw1anlbjVbizjhr_YT0cCmIiw1VE6t9mj9y6P_WyTgEXwDLGTCdh1Y


What out for the libraries in Loudoun County, Virginia schools! https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/parents-outraged-as-public-schools-sneak-sexually-explicit-books-into-kids-libraries


Here is a post from the Activist Mommy:

More details on the disgusting, pornographic sex-ed curriculum Austin schools just mandated! Please share.


And some replies to this post:

The same thing just happened in Hillsboro, Oregon. We have to vote out the board members.


As a teacher with 20 years experience in middle school, I can honestly say that if parents have the ability, you can give your child a better education at home. Buy the homeschool curriculum or see if your state or county has a virtual school option. Join a homeschool group or co-op. Your child will be much better served.


I would tell my child to walk out of class if I had a child there .


I was there and it was sad….90% of parents there voiced their disapproval and they voted unanimously to pass it 😡


I’m a parent in AISD, and not only will I opt out but my kids will be absent on the days this is taught. Many of us are planning to do that in order to hit them in the funding. Formal grievances and law suits are the next step.



I was able to tie Columbia University Teachers College to the radical sex ed push: https://sex-ed.tc.columbia.edu/about


This article here shows the tie in between SEL and sex ed. It also implicates a group called Healthy Teen Network in all of this: https://www.americaspromise.org/news/prevention-pleasure-next-frontier-sex-ed


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

Can anyone PLEASE tell me why Drag is being pushed onto children so aggressively?

Last year Santa Ana School District allowed a drag queen on campus to teach children how to put on Drag make up without notifying the parents. Now they have Drag Queen Story Hour at our public libraries, Drag kids TV shows, Drag Queen Gatherings at churches, drag queens posing with children and now this.


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

We’re now going to have standards for 3-5 year olds…… 😕🤮
Here’s the draft standards, the board will be discussing them on Thursday

If you are concerned about Comprehensive Sex Ed, you will want to watch the Standards & Assessment Committee meeting on Friday. They will be discussing the CoreGuides that are currently on the state website for teachers to use as resources.
Search “1. ACTION: Health Core Guides” on Friday’s agenda to review them (if you don’t have time to go through them all, pay attention to the “Human Development” section in each grade level):


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

Interviewed on camera today With Wendi Rae, a new Bradenton reporter

Curriculum is not developmentally appropriate. We should not be TESTING kids in preschool or kindergarten . We can’t make kids develop any faster than their 4 and 5 year old brains are ready to. This leads to more age inappropriate instruction leading to more kids failing tests that shouldn’t be given to in the first place.

Kids learn through PLAY! Bring back the joy of learning as we are killing it.

“The governor’s office says the following:

In accordance with state law, beginning with the release of the 2018-19 school year results, VPK readiness rates will be calculated on both learning gains and kindergarten screener results. Providers that do not meet the minimum readiness rate will be subject to the following consequences:

Placement of the provider on probation;
Implementation of an improvement plan approved by the early learning coalition or school district including the use of an Office of Early
Learning (OEL)-approved curriculum or a staff development plan;
Implementation of an improvement plan approved by the early learning coalition or school district including the use of an Office of Early
Learning (OEL)-approved curriculum or a staff development plan;
Continued probation until the provider meets the minimum readiness rate; and
Ineligibility to offer the VPK program if on probation for three or more years without a good cause exemption.”

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-sarasota-manatee/state-standards-show-41-percent-of-voluntary-pre-k-students-not-ready-for-kindergarten?fbclid=IwAR2zsNC2G044tLk2KzYEcn1ezjMh4xYUDJUunxNp19UAw2G2HSQ2snMV4K4


And some replies to this post:

Unbelievable! Kids. Are. Not. Widgets. 🤮


VPK is officially part of punitive testing. Disgusting. We’ll pay for PreK thank you, rather than start this crap at 4 years old. Sad for all families who don’t have options for their kids. More examples of privilege. People need the services, but have to subject their children to this mess!


Since VPK funding for private institutions come from public funding, will these VPK rules apply for both private and public VPK classrooms?


if private preschool is not taking VPK funding then they can teach kids how they want to without state assessments.


Omg let me say this again, no child is not ready for k. K is were we get littles ready for school. The fact that this is even said is upsetting .


I’ve had parents tell me their kindergarten student is below grade level in October! 🤬


it is criminal the stress we are putting five year olds under. The entire point of k was for social skills, school culture, and entrance into literacy and numeracy. No one is not ready.


Beyond upsetting, ridiculous, inappropriate. My son’s teacher told me in October he was not ready for kinder. This happened last year. My choices: put him back in pre-k or repeat kinder, yes in october! We the parents spoke with her and none of this happened (not viable options). We placed lots of stress on our child to do well and he did excellent. The system and expectations are equally ugly. I asked the district when are they going to start evaluating socio-emotional development in children with a grade? Then they worry about safety in schools (middle and high school especially), they keep missing the point, you have to have happy, self confident, empowered children with a love for learning and thirst for it. I think they do not care or they are completely uninformed (to put it lightly)


“start evaluating socio-emotional development”. Already in the works, I’m afraid. This SEL stuff is part of the federal ESSA.

Utah now is proposing Early Learning Standards for kids 3-5:

“The 2013 edition of Utah’s Early Childhood Core Standards contained sections entitled Approaches to
Learning and Science and Social/Emotional and Social Studies.
In this edition, Science and Social Studies are in sections by themselves. Approaches to Learning includes
the concepts of curiosity, engagement, interest in learning, independence, flexibility, perseverance,
imagination, and problem-solving. These foundational skills are essential for learning and are integrated
throughout the standards.
Social-Emotional development includes self-awareness, regulation and recognition of emotions,
emotional responsiveness, and the ability to interact with others effectively in social settings. The
former Social-Emotional content has been integrated throughout all content areas, and a strand has
been included in the Health Education section.
The implementation of these Standards in early childhood programs will improve kindergarten readiness
and reduce achievement gaps. The standards are not to be used to exclude children from entering
kindergarten. Related concepts may be added as appropriate in order to assure that every child reaches
his/her potential.”



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

In the past the districts were required to review standards and curriculum every 6 years. Sadly, an education bill Sb104, pushed by Sen MacKinnon and others became law, now requiring curriculum review once every ten years. This helps keep Alaska/common core standards in place which educators know, drives the curriculum, (her in-law Margaret MacKinnon from DEED supported common core strongly at state board of education meetings). I fought tirelessly against implementation of common core that is disguised as Alaska standards, but couldn’t get enough legislators to understand the dangers of non benchmarked standards. The common core Amp and Peak assessments have not been reliable. Educating our youth is of critical importance and it’s sad to see Alaska continue down federal led education, that has failed millions, and cost about a trillion dollars since the mid 1960s. Please talk to the Governor, your US Rep and Senators, your State Rep, Senator and your local school board and ask them to get rid of common core- corporate sponsored by Microsoft/Gates Foundation and federal led education. Alaska deserves much better.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/education/2019/10/30/most-alaska-students-math-and-reading-scores-dip-on-nations-report-card/?fbclid=IwAR3yVOypq3LUB4_tauaEv7lAwXG7oCFko_sowH8G0JEgSsoyiBFSKlE7AYE


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

This is an important story-
“Angela Bolton-Smith argued her 6-year-old son needs special instruction. But, she said Dallas ISD was forcing him to undergo additional tests she didn’t think needed to take place. She said he was being railroaded into an autism diagnosis that would leave him stigmatized.”

https://www.fox4news.com/news/dallas-isd-mom-wins-appeal-over-special-education-instruction?fbclid=IwAR0kwIs1iCGHItV6Ut7VpaCE1VX6jCQQtB45Btykag9mgVo8_O1H7qmxxlM


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Read this. Holy @#*. A severed cat head?!
From AUGIST 2019

“Vanity Fair: Early one morning in the winter of 2003, Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter arrived at his magazine’s offices to find an unexpected visitor standing alone in the reception area behind its glass doors. It was Jeffrey Epstein.
In 2002, Carter had read a gossip item in the New York Post’s Page Six column and decided to assign a reporter to answer the pressing question: Who exactly was Epstein and why was he flying former President Bill Clinton and other celebrities around on his jets?”… [Vanity Fair Carter did not run a story on two young Farmer sisters abused by Epstein.] …
“It was terribly painful,” the Farmer sisters wrote in a statement for this article. “We hoped the story would put people on notice and they would be stopped from abusing other young girls and young women. That didn’t happen. In the end, the story that ran erased our voices.”
Boies, a lawyer for the Farmer sisters, says the omission made it more difficult to get victims and witnesses to speak out. “I think it helped create the impression among many of the victims that the media was under Epstein’s control, that Epstein had all this power,” he says.
Soon after publication, Connolly says, Carter called to share an ominous development: a bullet placed right outside his front door at his Manhattan home.
“That wasn’t a coincidence,”

“In 2006, federal authorities compiled accusations against Epstein in Florida. Connolly says he headed south to see if there was a story there for Vanity Fair.
As Connolly pursued interviews with women who had worked for Epstein, he says, Carter called him once more. The editor had found another intrusion, this time in the front yard of his Connecticut home: the severed head of a dead cat.
“It was done to intimidate,” Connolly tells NPR. “No question about it.” (Others who worked for Vanity Fair at the time said the cat’s head was the talk of the office.)
Connolly tells NPR he voluntarily decided to stop pursuing the subject for the magazine. “


And some replies to this post:

Ghislaine’s sister (one of the twins) works at UTD in Richardson Tx in edtech and personalized learning 🧐
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Maxwell


Who is Ghislaine?


His pimp…she recruited girls *Allegedly


Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s madame. She has twin sisters who started Magellan:
https://youtu.be/B_JeI2-lFgM
After Magellan was acquired by competing search engine Excite, in 1996,[6] she went on to co-found Chiliad:[7] a software company involved in the advance of on-demand, massively scalable, intelligent mining of structured and unstructured data through the use of natural language search technologies. The firm’s software was behind the data search technology used by the FBI’s counterterrorism data warehouse.[8]

make no mistake. She was a pimp.


She is a pedophile and recruiter for child sex trafficking. She has been accused of child rape by the victims and is possibly involved in the imprisonment of these children as well.


Not too surprising. People capable of doing this badgeing, SEL stuff, Ed Tech, career pidgeonholing, etc to kids are sick enough to sex traffic them too.

Didn’t Bill Gates of Hell meet with Epstein a few times before he had his “accident”?

It’s interesting how this stuff plus the human trafficking in CPS is being swept under the rug, much like all of these priest sex abuses in the Catholic Church.


they will have pics, addresses, and know the family home environment… it would be sooooo easy to literally hand select and target a child this way. I just had a parent tell me this week that she asked her daughter if she saw any weird questions in Achieve3000 after I told her about them and her daughter said that it asked her if her family fought. They will know everything about the kids.



Here is a tweet from Matt Walsh:

It won’t get much attention, but Kamala Harris’ plan to enact a TEN HOUR school day, 8 AM – 6 PM, is both disturbing and revealing. Democrats are trying to replace the family with the State. That’s why they keep extending the amount of time kids spend in school.


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

We’ve been warning: BREAKING Houston ISD’s takeover official: State to take control of Texas’ largest school district.

Don’t think they can’t come after your district next. They set the district up to fail!!
FYI-Houston ISD took 30Million in Race to the Top (RTTT) federal funds which mandated alignment to the Common Core back in 2013.

https://abc13.com/education/hisd-largest-school-district-in-texas-to-be-taken-over-by-state/5676921/?fbclid=IwAR14O1-du1a648AgCUdESP-ORTYBYrVowZGUiadHPD5gr66PABb0vh0–dg

There is more…
TEA is taking over Houston ISD, the largest School District in Texas…to put in a Public/Private/Partnership scheme where the state gets to pick the winners and losers.

What is not in the big news cycle is on the SAME day; TEA announced they were taking over Snyder ISD in West Texas and Shepherd ISD in East Texas as well! Commissioner Mike Morath was put in place to execute a plan to remove locally elected officials. Meaning, we are no longer a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!! Let that sink in. https://www.texastribune.org/2019/11/06/tea-take-over-houston-isd-school-board-replace-superintendent/

Important to note:
Houston ISD’s A-F rating according to the TEA is a
B: https://txschools.gov/districts/101912/overview

Snyder ISD a C: https://txschools.gov/districts/208902/overview

Shepherd ISD a C: https://txschools.gov/districts/204904/overview

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

https://womenonthewall.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Can-I-See-Morath.Crabill.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3LpDZYh41xDSVS81CXYFLye4Ljv_04f_-I6RSDTdB1XNAaDUg7Q6FVcHI


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

Dear Education System,

This is what you are doing to our children. My 5 year old is made to feel bad that he is a regular boy.

He isn’t always good at sitting still. He loves to bounce and talk to friends. He loves to learn by doing. He’s a typical boy who could play outside all day and not get tired.

Sadly you take that away more and more each year. You’re dead set on increasing testing numbers by forcing the “child” out of our kids. At much younger ages they are becoming zombies.

Sit, be still, learn this earlier, test well or we will be forced to have an intervention but don’t expect our help quickly because the red tape takes months. Talk too much during P.E. and you lose it. Don’t turn your homework in and sit silently at lunch while you complete the assignment.

If he cannot be silent and still my child is a distraction. If you cannot be silent and still you will be punished. If you cannot be silent and still we will take away the time you do have to NOT be silent and still.

When will you wake up and realize you are detrimentally hurting our children by no longer allowing them to just be children??

Because personally, I’m tired of holding my baby while he cries thinking he’s failing as a kindergartner.


And here are some replies to this post:

I have just retired after 24 years, the last 14 in kindergarten. We had centers & inside & outside play. We did have learning times where attention was needed. The system is pushing more & more that teachers must cover at very young ages. This is sad. There are school systems stricter than others. I know one in Florida that had no toys except manipulative for math that they had limited exposure with. It was just as this lady described. No recess fir any age! After one year I left. I could not stand it! They taught FCAT testing every day so the system could get more money for testing well. That is all that mattered to the administration. Oh they had a great PR with the media, but the poor teachers were terrorized! The pressure was applied to the teachers and students. That is why I left. I could not stand putting children under that much pressure.


You don’t want to see how they school in South Korea, then. We honestly have one of the most laid back Educational Systems. That is what recess is for, to get all your energy out. It’s a good skill to learn how to sit still and pay attention, it will help you go further in life. I promise you.


the problem is they take away recess if the kid messes up once. My son has that happen to him all the time.


When recess is only 15 minutes, not much energy can be expelled. Not to mention at lunch they are expected to sit quietly and eat. The only free time they have is 15 minutes.


The same is happening with my boy he is 8 now and is having to see an educational psychologist. They say he has adhd and want to put him on medicine. But his report is full of 60%-70% so why is this not good enough? He loves to talk and loves to ask questions about everything. Have just filled out a questionnaire asking questions like – is he easily distracted with low interest activities? Oh for goodness sake yes i flippen am. There is nothing wrong with my boy and i am imprisoning him in his body full of medicine


I told my kids to homeschool their children because the public education system is whacked. Teachers can’t teach because the school board wants to politically correctly. Some teachers are teaching about sex change and transgenders and hate and not math and english and science. Others just don’t care


Sad!! Let them be kids!! And I just read that some politicians want to extend the school day until 6 pm!! Check out the states that implemented EXTRA outdoor activities and EXTRA RECESS…I think Texas was one of those states…kids have to move around to learn!!


My daughter used to teach kindergarten. She let her kids stand and dance and even sing at their desks as long as they didnt disrupt the others from their work and everyone got things done. She loved the kids and the parents…the admin were not fans of her methods but the kids learned how to read ,and write and be productive while others around them did too..she retired from teaching because the system was not letting good teachers actually teach anymore..lots of good teachers leave because they have too many rules and regulations that demand they do things the systems way.. which is obviously not working..Home school and private schools are better.


This is beyond true!!! It makes me sick!!! My daughter (14) told me yesterday my son (7) hasn’t been doing his homework. I said “I don’t care. If he fails because of it, we will have issues”. They have to stay at school 8 hours doing work I was doing in 4th grade in 2nd and then want to send them home with tons of homework too!!


my daughter’s school, (we live in Texas amd she’sin 4th grade) they send home math homework that isn’t even a grade for math its for their citizenship.. like wtf!!


I remember crying the year before my youngest started kindergarten. He was a strong willed, high spirited little boy. I just knew it wasn’t going to work out. He wasn’t a follower. I just knew in the bottom on my heart one of 2 things were going to happen…
1) they would kick him out
2) they would suppress that spark within him to the point that he would no longer be the same child that I knew and loved.
Fast forward 8 years and I was right. He is now in 8th grade. He is depressed and down in himself. Feels like it doesn’t matter how hard he tries, he’ll never be good enough. And coincidentally they kicked out within his first week of kindergarten. It’s been a long and difficult road to where we are now. I think daily about pulling him out of school and homeschooling him myself. It breaks my heart. They destroyed my baby. As much as I fought it from happening, I think it’s inevitable. That’s just what the public school system does. It you don’t fit the mold there’s something wrong with you. It’s a extremely flawed system. It is failing our children.


This is so true and it breaks my heart that they want to put every child in the same mold. I had a teacher tell me once she didn’t enjoy teaching as much as she did when she first started. We are made to focus on state testing and getting them ready for college there is not much room to enjoy the children. She said not all children are going to college so we need them to be ready for the life they will be happy living. By trying to force all of them in the same mold we are setting some up to fail. All children are smart in different ways. If we let them be happy children, they will become happy adults! I told my children they could be anything they wanted and if they were happy I would be happy!


This is why I took my daughter out of public school she is a 2nd grader because of testing numbers in the school they made recess 10 minutes after lunch and that’s it and took away most fun things to focus on core curriculum so I took her out of public school and I am beyond happy homeschooling her now


I was a teacher and don’t really want to send my boys to public school. It’s not meant to help them grow and learn, it’s to condition them to working in cubicles 😭


I didn’t ever imagine hearing my super social butterfly son say he doesn’t want to go to kindergarten. What kid doesn’t want to go to kindergarten?! The kid who gets in trouble constantly for being a kid, that’s who.


My son’s school had made it their very job to make my autistic son’s life a living hell…. He is in fifth grade and feels sooo stupid and feels that he must apologize for every single thing… He never goes to a damn party or a celebration… Why haven’t I moved him… Because the inner city schools are far worse..


My daughter is a 5th grader and she gets her recess taken away often due to her homework not being completed. She received a 0 zero on her language arts homework because it was hand written and not sent via the computer. The teacher frowned upon myself as a parent when she.asked if we had a computer at home. Firm NO, WE DON’T from me. her response, let her use my phone. Again, NO! My daughter will research via books and write via pencil and paper. So now, she doesn’t get to enjoy recess. Like ever. Why… cuz we aren’t up to date with technology at home. It’s bull shit!


The principal tried to take away the children’s outside time after lunch, because their test scores were low. I got that nipped in the bud quick. They need time for themselves.


I’ve worked in school nutrition. It’s been a several years back. I have witnessed the children and had my own come through lunch doors, walking down the halls like soldiers not allowed to talk. Sit quietly during lunch. My husband got in trouble for talking while visiting at his lunch table. Today’s children don’t get recesses like we did. This infuriates me to all ends. I do realize the amount of children and trailers at most elementary schools. This article saddens me. Thank you for speaking up and for also paying attention to your child’s needs when he gets home. You are spot on in this article. Whatever happened to our schools will never change at this point. Sickens me! Home school no longer looks bad to me. I do believe Childeren need exposure to other kids and friends. Bless his heart. We know longer live in the same world. It’s all political and not about the child. Just numbers!


Not all kids are ready for kindergarten @ five. Our youngest was just five and we put him in kindergarten. After a month the teacher told my wife. I wish I could just send him out to play. We ask him if he wanted to go back to pre-school. He was so excited. The next year he was awesome. 26 now and still jokes that he flunked kindergarten. But he took college prep class in highschool.🤔


This really touched me 😓😪 As my Daughter has been going through exactly the same thing since Gr1. She now has to take EXTRA classes just to be able to cope with the extra work and stress. And Shes now gr3. I find it SO sad that my baby girl feels she has NO time for herself and all she does is work there is hardly time to play during the week just to keep up with the pressure of school. And She’s forever feeling like a failure. She feels she always has to compete with all the other kids. Or else she gets teased and called stupid. It’s really heart breaking see our kids having to go through this. 😰 Strongs to each and every parent and child having to go through this😪😓


As an educator, I feel the same way. Everything based on a standard and the joy of teaching goes right out the door


Amen!! Not to mention 10 minutes to eat lunch


yes my kid only gets 20 minutes and that includes waiting in the lunch line like that’s too fast!


13 minutes recess too so they can finish common core
It’s so very disturbing and wrong


My son too failed Kindergarten… what a joke! They told me he didn’t know his alphabet…. hmmm really? Come to find out they had told him he could sit “quietly” at his desk if he found it difficult to sit and listen at circle time… so he then applied this new “quiet rule” to when it was testing time! Joke was on them I guess….


It is sad. But often the teacher feels the same. It would be nice if they had time in their day to allow kids to just relax and play. Yet they have businesses driving government and administration decisions with curriculum. They feel we are behind in comparison to other countries, so they push for kids to learn more at earlier ages. All this being done with students all having individual needs to be met in one classroom. Usually with only one adult in this classroom. I am in my 50’s and still remember being yelled at by my teacher because I talked to the person next to me. My parents supported the teacher.


I think it’s awful the way kids are pushed to grow up in pre- Kindergarten and Kindergarten.. the meaning of Kindergarten is “ child’s garden”.. no garden here!! Home work in these grades is certainly not necessary!! Let them be young and play!! They have enough pressure as they get older! Remember when pre-k was an elective ???👍🥰👀


I’m going to share this and because She’s absolutely Right!
People need to be “woke” to what they’re doing instead of “stay asleep at the wheel” and then “Demand” that others wrongfully “Obey” their political will plus accept being punished if they don’t!
B$%%-S$%&!
No One- has to Obey that S$&T!


This is why I retired early.😡 Children are not allowed to be children any more. Had firstgraders for ten years here in Texas. Only testing and grades, statistics keept for all students. Heaven forbid that all doesn’t pass the first time.


There is so much pressure put on children now. My poor granddaughter has anxiety at school because they are not allowed to be children it is effecting their mental health 😞


My daughter vomits before school Because she is so scared of failing and being a failure at school she cries at drop off and at pick up has tear filled eyes until we get home and she realizes there’s no school here 😖😖😖😢😢😢


My boys barely have recess…10 minutes if they are lucky, lunchroom usually sits in silence, tons of homework, unrealistic expectations for elementary school kids and then they get mad saying kids are “bad” and acting out. Well i wonder why. Literally like being in jail


My son who couldn’t wait to go to school and learning HATED school by the end of 1st grade. All of this breaks my heart.


mine too. My son graduates in May but he wanted to quit soooo many times. After 1st grade he hated school also.


so did mine. The rest of his school career was a struggle.


My daughter is in first grade…..she was told to memorize 6 or 7 civil rights leaders and about 6 important figures in history as well as what they did. All together about 13 or 14 people….studying for this assignment was miserable for her….it took majority of her day when she got off school and then it was bed time smh


Totally agree my son has adhd and doesn’t sit still or silent and they did a mental examination on him without my permission and said that he needs counseling and I called the school board it’s a new program to help prevent kids from shooting up schools which is great but still puts a label on my son which I don’t treat him differently the school does and makes their life harder in school but the school board ended up saying they did need parent permission in my sons case but if they feel that they would be harmful to themselves or others then they do not need permission but still they made him feel like the lady that examined him he thought it was my friend


The whole point of our public education system is to churn out zombified wage workers. That’s why critical thinking is removed and memorization is the end all of “knowledge”.


My kids had a packet to do every week, my neice had 2 assignments a day at least to do a day, until she had to take all day kindergarten and a reading tutor it then turned into 5 assignments a night…in kindergarten


My thoughts exactly. Both my boys, one in third and one in kinder, absolutely hate school. They now equate learning to boring worksheets. They cry about it. It makes me so sad that they have lost the natural human yearning for knowledge and the wonder of learning. 😢


As a kindergarten teacher please just understand as teachers we hate it just as much as you as a parent. Our hearts are BIG enough to love to teach but what we HAVE to teach is another thing.
I choose to get out of ISD schools mainly for what you are describing that your son is going through and I hate that it is happening to him but I really just want to thank you for dedicating your post to the “education system” and not the teachers.


I have taught preschool and kinder for the past 10 years. I am educated in this field with a degree but I have pulled my son out of school and am homeschooling him. I do NOT support the public education system. It is not structured to teach the way the human brain works. I wish we could adapt our schools to a Reggio or Montessori way of teaching. Teach our children the way they learn! Don’t force them in a little box to learn how “we” think they should learn or behave. I to became tired of holding my son as he cried in my arms thinking he was a failure and a “bad kid”.


My daughter started kindergarten this September. I have been called in for a meeting every single week. 3 out of 5 days of the week I’m spending an extra hour after school speaking with the teacher. It’s been nonstop issues and complaints about my daughter talking too much, not following directions, getting distracted, playing during class work, Wild energy etc. She’s already had three emotional break downs at home. She’s started peeing herself again. I literally don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve cried, I feel terrible how the school system treats children. Her school is one of the top elementarys in our state for being a public school. It’s primarily upper class families and they are highly known for their test scores.


Sorry, but the education system does not care. The education system is designed to raise/train employees, not thinkers, but to not take chances or risks, there is one right answer or you are wrong, follow the rules, obey or be labelled “learning disabled” the rest of a child’s life. Why do you think they teach nothing on taxes, debt, money, etc???? Sorry, your open letter to education system means nothing to them because they. do. not. care. They are in the business of training future obedient employees.

The system is corrupt and makes me very angry, but it’s on me. They are now even taking away Kindergarten and expecting kindergarteners to start kindergarten reading! Did you know that? Maybe not in your area yet; those who do not start school already knowing how to read are labeled “learning disabled” & this goes in their record. Boys learn differently than girls and cannot sit still. They learn by taking things apart. They learn to read a couple years after girls. They are normal but nope, teacher says he has ADD, put him on medicine, make him sit still, no moving no talking. Take away recess, quiet lunch. Teachers are onl

CEO’s learn in college to help, not the people, but themselves! That’s why, when a huge corporation closes, they fire hundreds or thousands of people, give them no money, yet pay themselves MILLIONS of dollars in bonuses or severance. A great book to read is “Why A Students work for C students (& B Students Work for the Government)” Can’t remember the guys name but he also wrote the fantastic book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” which I also highly recommend you read.


I was shocked to find out that my granddaughter got only half hour for noon recess and 15 minutes of that time is to eat her lunch! And she was in the 6th grade! These kids need a full hour for lunch to run around and exercise before going back in the classroom!


I went school with my child and man they have to rush to eat. It was sad


When my son was young in kindergarten I had a teacher tell me that he was too disruptive and always getting up talking and playing she didn’t think that was normal but to me that is a normal boy so what they told me as a young mother single young mother that if I didn’t put my child on riddle that they would have a CPS worker come out and take my child I fought them until he was 7 and then it felt like the walls were coming in and I had no one to help me so I put my child on Ritalin like a fool and it’s a horrible horrible drug he was a zombie he drooled. As he got old and other children found out becauseyou have to be called down to the office to take your medication many other children of his age would try to steal it try to buy it he decided that was too much and he took himself off he somewhat returned to the boy I knew but I think putting a child on medication before they’re 18 is ridiculous and I am so ashamed and sorry that I did this to my child.


This. This is why I could not continue teaching kindergarten. You really do need some sort of control over a classroom or it is chaotic. You do need to teach to the standards or you could lose your job. Yet a lot of kindergarteners are not developmentally ready to meet these expectations. And as a mom I knew if they did during class, I knew they were coming home and melting down from holding it in all day.


As a former teacher I can relate. I believe learning should be fun and exciting. This push to perform is crazy stressful for all concerned. Children need to be allowed to be children and teachers need to be allowed to teach for success and not for a test. These decisions are not made by the teachers, most of them are made by people who have never taught a single day. Teachers are also pushed to run stepford classrooms. It stifles creativity and makes for an unhappy situation all the way around





Public Schools or Public Screwels? Part 31

This is part 31.

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

So this sheet was in my son’s binder… I pulled it out and wrote the following to my son’s teacher: just wanted to let you know I removed the test score sheet from [name redacted]’s binder. I don’t believe a test or computer program determine his success in YOUR class. I trust your judgement to evaluate him. Please do not replace in his binder and I would like to not have him on i-Ready anymore this semester as it seems to be a huge emphasis for evaluating him. Please understand I hold nothing against you I 💯 support you as his teacher but refuse to support this unsupported computer programs. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions
[Sheet removed by me as it had the child’s name on it.]


An attempt by the mayor of Rochester for the state of New York to take over the city’s school districts has been foiled! https://www.whec.com/news/appellate-court-rules-for-rcsd-against-proposed-referendum/5480477/?cat=565


Kudos to this Virginia school district for fighting back against a tyrannical bathroom mandate: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/va-school-district-appeals-mandate-forcing-boys-and-girls-to-share-bathrooms


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

Hi All.
This is my second year opting my kids out of I-ready. I received a email from the school stating they are making my son take the assessment to place him. I told my son to not take the test but i guess they talked him into it. How is this ok? What do i do? I can forward the email for reference if need be. Thank you! Ocps.


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

PARENTS WANT ANSWERS.
Let’s hope this Colorado school district (and others across the nation) hit with Pearson Aimsweb breach answer these questions. And WHO was the “third party” that hacked this data?

September 4, 2019 at 3:47 pm

Categories:Letters, Opinion

Rachel Cohen: Questions for the school district about data breach

In the last week, parents across Boulder County have found out that our children’s data was compromised. There are lots of questions that we hope Boulder Valley School District answers. Here are a few we hope are answered by the District.
• Is there a reason you have not contacted Pearson to advocate for families regarding the short time of Experian monitoring?
• Do you not think that the full names and birth dates of students compromised has potential long-term use for malicious activities that goes beyond that one year period?

• Why was Infinite Campus data given to Pearson for the Aimsweb 1.0 system?
• Why was Infinite Campus data provided for Aimsweb 1.0 for students who it is not being used for, including graduated students, home school students, and opt-out families?
• Was the Infinite Campus data provided for Aimsweb 1.0 system by integration, merge, or some other process, and was it protected both in transit and at rest? Please define/explain this completely.
• What data elements were provided for the Aimsweb 1.0 system? Was it only the full name and date of birth of students or other elements as well?
• What other vendors have similar access or agreements for such communication of data from Infinite Campus?
• Are there any non-contracted vendors (i.e. on demand providers) who would have similar access from Infinite Campus?
• Why is there no segregation of populations to ensure use specific communication of student data to vendors?
• How do you plan to ensure this does not happen again (communication of mass data to vendors that is not necessarily required for servicing the District)?
• Will you provide your Pearson communications and log without a CORA request, as it is germane to many questions so many in the community are asking?
Rachel Cohen
Lafayette

https://www.dailycamera.com/2019/09/04/letters-school-district-data-breach-recognize-racial-bias-in-self-exoneration-in-u-s-law/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


And here is a reply to this post:

Remember when districts told parents data remains in district only?
Why then were SLDS systems built with state interoperability?

Why were data dashboards (SLDS Student longitudinal data bases) (parent portals) built with State interoperability? IOW why was the data system built to share data out of district? Uploaded to States and across State lines?
Weren’t we told data remained in district only? That changed quickly were you queried?
Ya know, the in district data used to be limited to bussing schedules, percentage of walkers, reports for reduced and free lunch, data for in district budgeting etc…
In Goggle schools today (free google suite for schools) every keystroke is captured, every communication of students and staff, every written assignment, homework, student assigned emails, etc. why? Why is this allowed and did you as a parent agree? Did you get written assurances of data privacy? Is your school requiring your child to utilize chrome books to get their “free education?” Is your child unable to access homework if they refuse? Did you vote? Were you told what happens to data collected on your minor children? What happens when it’s breached? Who is liable?
Is one year credit monitoring sufficient?

About that data.
Hudson Valley NY schools closed today cyber security threats.
Flagstaff AZ TOO.
And why has it Been going on for years? and this was even worse. Threats to students and parents via texts and data sold on dark web…

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3230975/dark-overlord-hacks-schools-across-us-texts-threats-against-kids-to-parents.html

https://hudsonvalleypost.com/cyber-security-threat-closes-hudson-valley-schools/

https://www.12news.com/mobile/article/news/local/arizona/flagstaff-schools-canceled-cyber-security-threat/75-36ecf352-5daf-4a56-b62a-d92750a50455?sfns=mo

Last week, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a statewide emergency after three ongoing cyber-security incidents at school systems in Sabine, Morehouse and Ouachita parishes in north Louisiana.

https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/northshore/tangipahoa-schools-system-discovers-possible-cybersecurity-threat/289-c3f6c3d3-738c-4414-87f8-88a7dbfc9e3a

500k affected. Students and staff.
10 years of data exposed and taken
SanDiego

https://www.washingtoncybercenter.com/single-post/2019/08/12/Cybersecurity-and-High-School-Attacks



Here are some replies to a post on this friend’s page that involved this article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-a-school-district-where-technology-rules-grades-fall-parents-ask-why-11567523719

Here’s another piece of the puzzle…. Because my students all have laptops and do many of their assignments electronically, my class load can be huge. With programs that help score their work, I end up with almost 200 students, a number that would be completely unmanageable if I were scoring everything on my own. So fewer teachers are needed….


if you read through Pearson’s 2025 report (or watch Video of Tom Vander Ark, this is the goal. Computers replacing teachers.
🙁


I’m aware. 🤬


I know you are. I just cannot fathom being a teacher with that many kids / assignments to grade. It is like you are competing with the robots: impossible. I wish they would recognize the value of human teachers, individual time with students…instead of spending all the money on tech. Sorry. 😦


and not spending money on feeding programs, social workers, mentors, etc. The opportunity costs are massive. Nearly $500million spent in Baltimore County…



Watch out at Heritage High School in North Carolina: https://pjmedia.com/trending/high-school-assignment-forces-kids-to-disclose-sexual-orientation-reveals-massive-political-agenda/


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

I have reviewed the resources in the 7th grade standards for Health. I thought this would be helpful to many.
Utah Health Standards
Concerns with “Teacher resources” and “Possible activities” in the Health 1 Core Guide
Standard HI.MEH.2: Link to Trevor Project. Although it does good work in trying to prevent suicide in LGBT youth, it actively promotes gender theory and confusion.
Standard HI.HF.2 links to this site, https://safeteens.org/relationships/peer-pressure/ , which opens the Pandora’s box of instruction in oral, vaginal and anal sex, promotion of LGBTQ advocacy (including dismissal of religious beliefs on the topic and a photo of two girls getting close) and a thorough discussion of the range of birth control options, including cute cartoon depictions of an IUD and a link to “Get Birth Control” which assures the 12-year-old 7th grader that “Our health centers are confidential, so no one (like your parents http://www.safeteens.org/stds/confidential/ ) has to know you’ve visited, if you want.”
Standard HI.HF.4 and several other standards link to https://www.loveisrespect.org/ The first thing you’ll notice when you follow this link is a pop-up window alerting youth that they may not want people who monitor their web usage to know that they’re visiting the site and that they can call a phone number if they’re worried about that. This could mean either an abuser or parent. The site provides a good supply of help for those facing an abusive situation, but it’s simultaneously filled with promotion of a sexually hedonistic worldview and gender confusion. It also promotes sexually explicit “consent” discussions. Children should not be taught how to consent to sexual activity.
Standard HI.HD.1 is loaded with links to resources that promote gender confusion and sexual hedonism. Teaching Tolerance https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/lessons?keyword=&field_grade_level%5B35%5D=35&field_grade_level%5B36%5D=36&field_grade_level%5B37%5D=37&field_grade_level%5B38%5D=38&field_social_justice_domain%5B39%5D=39&field_social_justice_domain%5B40%5D=40&field_social_justice_domain%5B41%5D=41&field_social_justice_domain%5B42%5D=42&field_subject%5B14%5D=14&field_subject%5B64%5D=64&field_topic%5B1%5D=1&field_topic%5B2%5D=2&field_topic%5B3%5D=3&field_topic%5B4%5D=4&field_topic%5B5%5D=5&field_topic%5B6%5D=6&field_topic%5B7%5D=7 links to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) “Teaching Tolerance” project. The SPLC is well-known for its intolerance of religious views and active promotion of sexual hedonism.

“What do you say to “That’s so gay” and other anti-LGBTQ comments” http://www.welcomingschools.org/pages/be-prepared-for-questions-and-put-downs-about-gender/ and “Be prepared for put-downs about gender” are actually the same list, offered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This organization, like the SPLC, is intolerant toward religious views of sexuality and gender. This site actively promotes gender theory and the normalization of gender confusion.

“What is love anyway?”, https://3rs.org/3rs-curriculum/3rs-curric-search/ “Change is Good,” “Understanding Gender,” and “I am Who I Am” all link to the same lesson plan resource, which is created by Planned Parenthood affiliate Advocates for Youth. Lesson plans include detailed mixed-gender discussions of private body parts, gender confusion (i.e. “people who were born with female parts,” “a person’s uterus” rather than a woman’s uterus), the assurance that condoms “offer really good protection” against many common STIs, and a PowerPoint walking children through radical gender theory.

“Learning Empowerment Self-Identification” https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/Learning%20Empowerment%20and%20Self-Identification_0.pdf links to a GLSEN resource. Strangely, it’s intended for 9th-12thgrade but included in the Utah Health Standards for 7th grade. It’s more direct instruction in gender confusion, the fluidity of gender and the acceptability of any kind of sexual behavior.

“Gender Separate Dialogue Groups” https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/gender-separate-dialogue-groups is another HRC resource teaching gender theory as reality.

“Sexual and Gender Diversity” https://teachingsexualhealth.ca/teachers/grade/grade-7/ links to a Canadian government resource (Alberta). It lists dozens of sexual identities. The site includes a page teaching children how to consent to sexual activity and provides links to lesson plans, including one for 7th graders which discusses oral and anal sex and condom use. It also includes sexually explicit role play scenarios.

Standard HI.HD.4b links to a site named “Bedsider Birth Control.” https://www.bedsider.org/methods It’s a graphic layout of birth control methods which seems completely inappropriate for 12- and 13-year-olds.

Standard HI.HD.6 provides a link to the CDC’s page on dental dams. https://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/Dental-dam-use.html Just a reminder that this is for 7thgraders.

Standard HI.HD.8c links to Planned Parenthood’s Advocates for Youth site again. Only in order to download the lesson plan, “Understanding Boundaries”, https://3rs.org/3rs-curriculum/3rs-curric-search/?sf_paged=2 , which appears to be a “how to consent to sexual activity” lesson, the organization requires you to enter contact information


Looks like the Transtapo has taken over Montgomery County public schools in Maryland: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/07/maryland-school-year-guidelines-cater-transgenders-provide-safe-spaces/


Parents in Minnesota are standing up to radical sex ed standards: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/06/minnesota-parents-rally-to-protect-kids-against-state-mandated-planned-parenthood-sex-ed/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

“Biometric wallets’ will remove the last physical barrier between our bodies and corporate America”
https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/108709C2-D009-11E9-B4A5-93F583A249DA?__twitter_impression=true


Here is a post from a New York anti-testing group:

The New York Board of Regents is currently considering whether to approve a radical weakening of the state student privacy law, which would allow the College Board, the ACT and other companies that contract with schools or districts to use the personal student information they collect for marketing purposes – even though the original New York law that was passed in 2014 explicitly barred the sale or commercial use of this data.

Parents and all others who care about protecting children’s privacy should send in their comments to the state now, by clicking here

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/please-contact-state-officials-now-not-to-weaken-student-privacy?source=direct_link

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More on this here: https://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/2019/09/make-your-voices-heard-urge-nysed-not.html


And another post from this group:

Shame on South Country Central School District who has decided to strong arm parents this year with this letter. Parents are getting actual phone calls from teachers and Administrators telling them there is a “change in policy” and this test is “mandatory”. I thought we were past these bullying tactics.I was wrong.

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And here are the replies to this post:

This is a big lie on every level. Refuse the test no matter what they say and I promise your child will be assessed by her/ his classroom teacher using her/his own authentic assessment of what he/she is teaching. I have been teaching for 25 years and this test is classroom/ teacher useless. Yet , my district continues to use it, learning comes to a complete standstill for 10 days while the tests are given. Hold your ground say no and walk away. You are in complete control, don’t be bullied.


“no longer an opt out situation” that kind of makes me laugh. Parents, just remember – your kids. The harder they fight to force kids to take a computerized assessment, the more red flags for me. Do they really not trust their teachers to do the assessments?


I sent my letter to the principal, vice principal and both main 6th grade teachers. Only one of the teachers responded. Her email said my daughter “will have to take the test” “the NWEA is not an opt-out test”.


So if the district is telling us we don’t have a choice, and we instruct our children to refuse it in addition to our letters and they still have our kids take the test what is our recourse? Do we just keep our kids home on Monday?!? I am so beyond pissed at our district


they will try
To make them take it when they get back 😡


yes they will


these tests are data mining and money making scams and completely counterproductive to a students actual abilities. I have two kids and they are completely different in how they learn and how they act. A one size fits all model doesn’t work.

how did we do it 20 years ago without computerized assessments? Why all of a sudden can we not sit down and assess each student individually.


our District actually has a contract that ties the NWEA tests to teacher performance..


Test doesn’t tell me what I don’t already know. Our lab gets shit down almost two months by the time K-5 takes both ela and math. Test doesn’t really show what we learned from our curriculum. Some kids take 20 minutes while others take 3-4 hours- at such young ages and we do it 3 times a year! Plus state exams and classroom exams- even less time to teach. Have to teach to the test to show growth so less real learning happens. Such a waste



And yet another post from this group:

Teachers, before we handed over assessments to computers, how did you determine the needs of your students? How did you determine their reading levels? Math skills? How did you know where your students were at?


And here are the replies to this post:

Observation, classroom teacher created tests, asking questions and being astute enough to know each student. Any teacher who knows what they are doing, can see when and where a child is struggling. The whole data collection assessment nonsense has destroyed education and at times is an inaccurate measure of what a student can achieve.


I would imaging that a teacher spoke to them, listened, observed, till they knew where to begin. Now they are in charge of making sure the platform is running smoothly, and that there are enough power cords.


The best indicators were Informal assessments and one to one observations/ discussions with the children. Our reading program also provided assessments so we could align their reading level. I could give more individual information on a student’s abilities and weaknesses than any computer could. When you read a Pearson printout, it is filled with computer generated comments. After a teacher conference, a parent walks away with a real understanding of their child’s classroom progress.


We sat with them…got to know them…one-on-one was very often…


We took quizzes. Real paper, pencil stuff. Asked questions. We didnt choke on data and kids did better. And were happier!


They turn in their work to me after I watch them do it. Also, I am their teacher. I know cuz I work with them all day long.


Honestly, mostly by observation and personal interactions with them.


which is no longer there. The personal interaction that is



And another post from this group:

My daughter came home telling me that we cannot opt out of nwea testing? Is this true? I’m in Suffolk.


And some replies to this post:

What is NWEA testing?


It is a test given nationwide but only at random schools and in random grades annually (there might be a rational for which schools and grades but I don’t know it). The test is supposed to assess the schools efficiency but not affect students grades. It’s a giant waste of instructional time and an unneeded stress on the kids IMO. I used to give this assessment when I taught.


I think you might be thinking of the NAEP.


yes you’re referring to NAEP. NWEA is a local assessment – it uses a computer algorithm to assess where a student is at. Many districts have replaced authentic assessments with these computerized ones.


The short answer is that you most certainly can. The long answer is that if a district, principal, or teacher tries to stop you, it can be a much more difficult process than refusing 3-8 tests.

I was told “you absolutely cannot”. But my son was old enough to advocate for himself, so he was prepared to politely say “sorry but my mom won’t let me take this” if he was pushed. After a conversation with the teacher and making it clear to the principal that he simply would not be assessed on the computer, they backed down and gave him an authentic teacher assessment instead. In the end my son was prepared to, but didn’t need to, refuse for himself.


We had that as well, at first. They had gone so far as to force the kids to take them that had already sent in letters to refuse. The librarian told my son that she’s doesn’t care if he handed in the letter to HIS teacher, SHE didn’t have it in her hands… And then she pointed to the dome cameras in the ceiling and told him he didn’t want to make the man that watches the cameras angry and wouldn’t call me when he politely asked. (he was more aware of how this all worked than others). He was in 2nd at the time. I had that test removed from his portfolio since they were not getting further tests from him to benchmark against. Needless to say it didn’t end quietly and now, because of that each and every teacher gets a copy of the letter, just to prove a point. He’s in 8th now, and his brother is in 4th. Since then there has been no issue refusing NWEA, for us. Not sure abt others. Your child needs to be aware and ready to stand up for themselves and ask for you to be called.


I do that too one to each teacher and principal and superintendent
Can’t forget my friend Cuomo too!!
Yes I do send him one too.


the staff in floyd..some not most are so abusive with there intimidation techniques. You most def have to be an involved parent


My district would not allow because the teachers used the results. My son has refused the last 6 years of State tests. I did allow him to take the NWEAs because I spoke to many teachers in the building and they did tell me they saw the results within 24 hours and were able too see what he got right or wrong.


my issue with “we use the results” is that the results themselves are absolutely unreliable. You have an entire classroom of young children individually on computers, clicking away on a mouse (which many don’t often use) distracted by all sorts of things, and not having a teacher able to see HOW each child is testing. They don’t see the questions your child answered right or wrong, nor do they write the questions themselves. Worse yet, the results are used to make important education decisions. Add to that, in the past few years these computer testing companies have been riddled with data breaches.


totally agree. My son took it in K and he literally scored in the 20%. When I asked him about the test he said “ the lady in the headset said “ to make your best guess”. Well my 4 year old thought that meant just guess 🤣🤣🤣. In the spring he took it again and scored 90% – looked like a miracle 🤣🤣🤣


haha exactly! Teachers tell me if there’s anything going on outside (lawnmowers, kids playing, etc…) the whole class looks like failures. It terrifies me that some districts will then use those results to determine AIS or other services. Some kids just “guess” lucky as well and may have services removed. I can’t count how many teachers have said that it’s all nonsense unless they assess the kids themselves. But no time for that anymore!! Just go go go – cram cram cram.


A colleague of my once saw an NWEA question without a correct answer choice.


Any feedback on STAR?


from what I hear, very similar to the rest – or at least to NWEA and AIMSweb


We use STAR in our district, waste of time from what I’m told by teachers. It used to be used for teacher eval, but now just used for RIT. We opt out of it.


NWEA tests are actually used to assess your own individual child. I opt her out of the mindless tests but she takes the NWEA tests because they help her teachers get a better idea of the services (reading and math) that she needs. It’s not like we’re going to opt our kids out of the SATS.



And yet another post from this group:

AIMSweb is another computerized assessment that some districts use (similar to NWEA, STAR, and iReady). Many will administer these next week. Yet another concern with these assessments is data collection and storage. This letter went out to many districts this past month about a data breach that happened a few years ago that they are only being informed about now.

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And yet another post from this group:

Why did I just go into a middle school oriantation that said “OPT-IN” not Out!! Their reasoning for this was ” they see kids fooling around and no staff available for their supervision ” WHAT !!!!
Video of this dean saying this is available.
PLEASE TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS


And here are the replies to this post:

They put that in video?! They can be held liable.


I took a video of the person saying that bc I have opted out for years and I was disgusted when I heard that.
Where might you suggest I go to for further action?


What district ?


uniondale…. and I have opted out for years. This was disgusted when i heard this


They have no staff available to supervise? What are they doing then?


exactly!!!!!! They said ALL staff are involved in testing rooms that’s why there are no other staff available for those who opt out …. 😳 WHAT


that’s such BS! My 2 youngest opt out every year. They put them in the library, the cafeteria, combined classrooms. Some teachers even give them activities to do if they don’t bring a book or have other work to do.


EXACTLY!!! every year I have done it with my kids that’s exactly what they do with them in elementary school but now that I have a middle schooler it seems as though they want to change things all of a sudden.


it should be no different. My kids were opted out from elementary through middle school (they are now grades 8 and 10). Middle school handled it the same as elementary.


My daughter is a Sr now her 3rd grace were the first to get “the tests”. I was President if the PTA at that time and we had no idea what this was about and all the school time used practicing for it . My daughter came home 2 days before tests so upset m nervous fir test because “ if we don’t get high marks Ms Lopez will get fired and she won’t sing and make us laugh and learn. “. I was like omg what. Well me and 1 other mom opted out that year and I did every single year. No way to judge the teachers and what the students comprehended and learned. That being said part of me regrets doing it because it did teach the students how to take a timed test like that
Good luck
Your already on top of it by asking !


My kids have always been clear about which tests they take and why. Which ones are valid and meaningful, and tell their teacher what they do and don’t need so they can improve. For us, it wasn’t about opting out of tests. It was about opting out of the abusive tests that don’t serve their education. They still took lots of other tests.


last school year the state was telling administrators to go above and beyond to encourage opt-in so not surprised same crap for this year Administrators need to acquire some balls


I have a college student now and opted all for the years in school, a middle schooler now currently still opting out, and a elementary child that will opt out for up coming testing. There’s is no reason for a child to feel ” my teacher will get fired if I don’t take this test” everyone has to be correctly informed to know this is not true!!!
I’m trying in my district but due to the language barriers and other circumstances, one person can only do but so much. I’ve done plenty of research and have had other information given to me thru valid resources that I will continue to speak out on the wrong that these administrators are doing in my district. I’m disappointed and disgusted that I had to witness this.



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

Darn shame for the kids

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-ilearn-results-st-0905-20190904-vaj67ymc3jao3aihb4hdlbmtve-story.html


And here is a reply to this post:

i have said it so many times- IN education failed my kids! We moved out of state and are so far
behind! They were so focused in testing and scores… it was like an educational prison for my kids!



CA just gets worse and worse: http://dlvr.it/RCVC7s


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

Here is an article from Penny Nancy, president of Concerned Women for America. She talks about freshman orientation at Virginia Tech and how parents and new students were directed to introduce themselves and include their preferred pronouns.
I read a comment from a parent on IPOC the other day that said this had happened in her child’s public school class on the first day of school this year. I’m curious if others’ children also experienced this. If so and if you feel comfortable sharing, would you please share what happened and how your child handled this request to include his/her preferred pronoun. Did anyone stand up to this? Are any parents running through this scenario at home and talking children through what to say if this happens? TIA

https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/14/sons-freshman-orientation-virginia-tech-full-leftist-propaganda/


And the replies to this post:

A teacher friend shared her district requires teachers to inform their high school students of the gender they were assigned at birth and how they personally self identify. This teacher recognizes there will be sever consequences if a teacher does not comply.


If it’s wrong in their heart, then why on earth would they go along with it? I’d take the sever consequences and take it from there…


agreed. This is something worth fighting. The cowardice surrounding this issue is maddening. Speak up and fight back, for God’s sake. And I know you do speak up, [name redacted]! Thank you so much for leading the way and encouraging other teachers!


My children will not be attending US colleges unless this nonsense is cleared up by the time they are old enough to apply.


I think I will say that though I was assigned female at birth, since the age of three, I knew I was different because I had been born again in Christ…. therefore, since we are all free to choose our pronouns, mine are “JesusisLord”, “JesusisherLord” and “them”😁. Make them proclaim the Truth!


[name redacted]

just talked about this at a recent lecture & how it’s becoming prevalent on college campuses for cis gender white males to earn the right to speak before being able to participate in class discussions.



And another post from this group:

Has your middle school presented Signs of Suicide curriculum and/or Brief Screening for Adolescent Depression (BSAD)? It seems positive on the surface in today’s world but I’m hesitant about the burden of children being held responsible for identifying other children’s behavior. I also am concerned about this screening as another data collection method that will remain on her record, etc.


it is now “Agenda 30”. I must have heard them repeat that 100 times in the 3 days I was there.Here is a post from a friend of mine:

nteresting and yet… not surprising. COLLEGES TRACKING STUDENT /PARENT DATA
“court documents in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal show the University of Southern California meticulously tracking the applications of the children of donors and potential donors in pursuit of contributions. Unearthed by attorneys defending parents implicated in last spring’s saga, the documents make clear that USC was no innocent victim. Rather, USC was energetically working to squeeze every possible dollar out of the same parents who were all too eager to buy access.
series of major newspaper accounts last week documented just how shamelessly university officials flagged and then targeted “special interest” applicants with high fundraising potential. The admissions file of one such applicant endorsed by the USC athletic department noted a “25,000 check and more later.” Another listed a $3 million donation to the men’s golf team. Yet another mentioned, “father is surgeon.” Email exchanges point to numerous instances where admissions officers’ qualms about the academic qualifications of “VIP” applicants were dismissed by university officials on account of their parents’ wealth.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickhess/2019/09/09/new-documents-make-usc-look-anything-but-innocent-in-varsity-blues-case/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


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


And here are the replies to this post:

This is the UN Conference I attended. The panelists were telling the youth they only have 10-11 years to drastically change things or there will be irreversible damage to earth and they may not have a future.
I was able to record some of it.
They encouraged young kids to protest in their schools and march on the streets to demand change.
Pushing such an apocalyptic view and Placing the burden of saving the planet in 10-11 years on young kids is abusive.
They literally told the youth “You have 10-11 years to make a difference if you even have a future”.
They want our kids to push their agenda and they do not care what sort of emotional damage that burden can cause our youth.
This is the compact they had children swear to.

https://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/content/youth-climate-compact


Agenda 21 is still around?


it is now “Agenda 30”. I must have heard them repeat that 100 times in the 3 days I was there.


This sounds like an attempt to turn youth against their elders. If this is true it’s a creation of domestic war to create an excuse to inact Marshall law and all the acts against our liberty and constitution that we hold dear.
It’s an obvious move in part to bring in the one world Government under the United Nations. The other players have no alliance to humanity nor country they serve the master of lies, death, deception, the fallen, it has many names and it’s goal is destruction.
It’s hate grows with jealousy because Jesus over came death so you may live and be forgiven of your sins.
Everything you’re witnessing has been revealed in the Bible. You were for warned. Get right with God and stand your ground against the wicked forces that will attempt to destroy your faith.


Unfortunately history has become a selective based study where many very important lessons humanity has learned over the centuries are being negated, and information which benefits the New World Agenda is being forced upon the young generation. Please open your eyes to the Agenda and the forces which operate from the shadows. Let us never forget the words of the man who led the Communist Revolution in Russia, ‘Vladimir Lenin’, “Allow me to teach your Children for four years and the seed which I plant will never be uprooted”.


Thank God my kids are homeschooled now.


that is a step in the right direction. However, when millions of other kids are being brainwashed with such an apocalyptic and dark point of view it will affect the whole community and others around them.


yes, that’s the scariest part. It doesn’t just affect our kids, this will affect society as a whole 😦


I agree and I am always sharing with others about what is going on. I am still fighting even though we are homeschooling. I have nephews in the public schools too.

I agree 100%. I am praying for God to intervene in a mighty way. It is sick and twisted what is happening.



Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

Do parents understand the agenda behind The National Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) organization, which has partnered with other national organizations like the American Library Association, to promote GSA clubs in schools, to groom and expose students to an unhealthy lifestyle?

Do parents realize that suicide rates among LGBT teenage students is much greater?

When schools shift the focus of education in America, away from academics, and to behavioral outcomes, anyone with an agenda; whether we agree with the agenda or not, now have access to our children.

As stated in this packet, on page 12: https://womenonthewall.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Global-Ed-Reform-9.4.pdf

Key Players Funding and Implementing A Global Transformation in Education are Google, Microsoft, and the OECD.

The OECD’s assessment director, Andreas Schleicher, a German worked with the Obama Administration to reshape the US K-12 online assessment system. That is what the Next Generation of Assessments and Accountability are being developed to align with.

The OECD reshaped assessments so they run in the background of online curriculum assessments and instruction.

The OECD assessments are assessing behaviors more than academics.

OECD quotes – “The skills, attitudes, and values that shape human behavior should be rethought to counter the discriminatory behaviors picked up at school and in the family.”

“All young people should be able to challenge cultural and gender stereotypes, to reflect on the causes and solutions of racial, religious and hate violence and to help create tolerant integrated societies.”

National organizations like GSA are actively recruiting and training both advisors (sponsor/monitor) and student leaders as seen in the links below.

From the National Association of GSA networks: https://gsanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/GSA_Advisor_Handbook-web.pdf

This resource lists fun things to do with local district Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs in three areas: support, social, and activist activities. GSAs can be a mixture of these three types and mix up their activities to reflect their
mission. https://gsanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/FunThingsToDo.pdf

Thankfully some parents are saying NO!

Undermining Parents, Idaho School Secretly Recruits Children for Gay-Straight Alliance Meetings
A student with gender dysphoria was secretly brought to club meetings by the faculty without parental knowledge or approval.


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

My 6th grader in Seminole county who has dyslexia and struggles with reading everyday is being given quizzes on I Ready in his intensive reading class and they are being counted as a grade! Of course he isn’t doing well and it is pulling his grade down. I spoke with the teacher and she stated that they are given 2 chances at each quiz and she takes the higher grade but she blamed him not taking them seriously enough! Anyone have any experience with this before? How is it ok that they are using I Ready to quiz and grade students???


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

Downey Unified just voted to implement Teen Talk in spite of overwhelming parental and community opposition.


University of Wisconsin-River Falls doesn’t like free speech: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/09/09/university-of-wisconsin-official-tells-conservative-student-to-move-or-police-will-be-called/


Here is a post from Lynn Davenport:

Once again, Sharon Grigsby is the go-to girl to write about the latest reform agenda to promote access to high-quality childcare. What’s wrong with that? Nothing, if that’s all it is. But that’s not all it is.

This documentary film comes off as an innocuous vehicle promoting the importance of early childhood education. It’s not, y’all. Grigsby and the audience fell for it. Hook. Line. Sinker.

Luckily I spotted the “No Small Matter” name from the research my friend Alison McDowell did earlier in the year:

“That “cradle to career” human capital pipeline Strive (Commit’s parent org) has planned? The one intended to move hundreds of millions of “social benefit” venture capital? Well, someone has to rough in plumbing to the nursery, and that’s the job No Small Matter is meant to do. Investors hope strategic screenings for audiences primed to receive their carefully crafted messages will put voters in the proper mindset to act with a sense of urgency when intended legislation surfaces. When targeted bills come up, these influencers will be eager to press their elected officials to pass them.”

https://wrenchinthegears.com/2019/02/24/shorting-the-lives-of-children-no-small-matter/amp/

Look at the quotes Grigsby included from the screening like Dallas lawyer Rob Walters, who represented the Dallas Citizens Council on the panel. He said, “This is an issue easy to get smart on. Contact your state legislator,” Walters told the audience. “They respond to those squeaky wheels. We have such a moral high ground on this issue.”

They are desperate to spread the message. Why? Well, some genuinely want to connect parents with quality childcare because there is a dire need. But others know there are huge returns for investors and they circling the cradles and cribs.

Human brains are a target. Babies are lucrative…or at least their data.

Maybe some good will come of the awareness. I certainly see the childcare woes of the ladies in my job ministry support group. But manipulating people into spreading a message of urgency so the global impact investors can turn a profit and gamble on futures ….that is morally bankrupt.

Alison wrote:

“Certainly, all families deserve affordable childcare that is developmentally appropriate and staffed by trained caregivers who are adequately paid for this important work. But we also know there are plans afoot to build a national universal pre-k infrastructure from the ground up that will, if not actively contested, have “innovative finance” inextricably woven into it. Once in place, public-private-partnership funding mechanisms will impose exhaustive digital profiling on children, families and service providers.”

Dallas Played Host to Strive “Cradle to Career” Creative Financing Convening in 2013 with United Way, Commit, and Mayor Rawlings:

https://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11152818.htm


And here are the replies to this post:

Check out the Hatch surveillance play table recordings in this video.

Look how they’ve expanded their surveillance product lines

https://www.lena.org/technology/where are the rubrics for that social emotional behavioral data? Who determines the ranking? Are parents informed that their child’s image and rankings are being saved by a 3rd Larry vendor? Who has ACCESS to the data? Is the data secured off site? Is the data in the cloud? Where are the offsite storage centers located, US, overseas? What contractors have access? Where are the contractors located? What is their notification procedure if their data gets hacked (as so many schools are lately!) Did parents give permission for child’s data to be shared with 3rd party tech vendor? What COPPA safeguards are in place to protect these kids under 13? Is data being collected by the teacher or university researchers? Are the researchers vetted (fingerprinted at least) to have access to school aged kids? Can a parent opt out of this data collection? Where does the data go after the year is up? Collecting SEL data on kids is a sliiiiiiipery slope and I think all parents should be informed adequately and be able to opt out.


This has been brewing in Dallas since 2012-13
“A key luncheon plenary on September 26, titled, “Social Impact Bonds: How Civic Infrastructure Helps Sites Get Ready for *Creative Financing,” will discuss ways communities can build civic infrastructure through social impact bonds, a *creative financing* tool where investment firms invest in the public sector to help solve complex social problems. Representatives from The United Way of Salt Lake City, Social Finance and Third Sector Capital Partners will discuss how they developed the nation’s first social impact bonds.

https://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11152818.htm


I totally agree. Do you know about the surveillance play tables? I wrote about it in this post. When I first wrote it I was wondering if AI was assessing the skills, but when I watched it again it seemed like they were held for an educator to listen and rate. Still, I have no idea how the recordings get chunked out into groups under various categories. I mean is there someone watching the recordings in real time and slotting them in? I can’t believe that can be automated at this point. It is all very creepy. The public pre-k will probably come with this infrastructure and private pre-ks that don’t / won’t get the data collection systems will probably not be able to get subsidies and may be put of of business. About half of the private pre-k programs in Washington State have closed in the past five years.

More on Strive investments in human capital here


I will check it out. I’m not familiar with it yet. I feel very strange saying that I don’t support all this new $$ being allocated to government preschools – usually on an elementary campus for low socio economic or dual language kids. I’m very conflicted. I want quality preschool, but my definition of quality Preschool (play based no tech, based on research from child development experts) is not aligned with current models of over assessment, tech 1:1 iPads for 3-4 year olds, and stuffing worksheets curriculum into heads without adequate access to play- outside and play centers, Art, music, play dough, singing, dancing, etc… how can I support these legislative efforts when they aren’t developmentally appropriate at all….I can’t get my head around it. Why isnt our government money going to build more play based preschools based on research …. I guess one can’t collect too much data playing with mud and sticks 🤷‍♀️😢😢


Well, what global finance did to the housing market, they are planning to do with human capital futures next. In order for capital to circulate in an economy where many people have very little liquidity means you use creative finance to turn them into commodities and then gamble on their life outcomes data. It’s possible now with IoT. All of this revolves around the awful Heckman Equation.

If it makes you feel any better, Dallas is not alone. Also this is happening with bipartisan support.

This part about ed-tech and pre-k is awful, but important. I wish it wasn’t real, but it is.


I find it fascinating that the same billionaires are able to pay off legislators in CA and TX and pass similar legislation. They coopt whichever party is in power. They even use the same consultants that TEA sends in from New Jersey! Most people have no clue that the same plan is being used in Texas that was also being worked on (but thwarted) in Los Angeles. 🤣🙈🤷‍♀️


Another reason DISD Charter Partnerships were so necessary?


yes. That was the plan all along. We just weren’t told about the “innovative financing” piece.



Here is another post from her:

My favorite critic in Richardson mocked my disdain for Gates because he is just a brainy, benevolent techie out to save the world, right? Maybe I’ll redo my Big Bill Gates Club song and dedicate it to that critic …

“One way Epstein wielded his influence was through philanthropy. Institutions including MIT and Harvard have both publicly confirmed that Epstein donated large sums of money to various programs at the universities.

MIT was not as forthcoming publicly, The New Yorker reported, as per emails obtained and published in an article linking Epstein to Gates.

The lab’s director, Ito, along with its former Director of Development and Strategy, Peter Cohen, and other Media Lab staffers sustained efforts for a number of years to receive anonymous donations from Epstein, and gave him the ability to influence how they were spent, The New Yorker reported.

Epstein also helped the MIT Media Lab receive funding through donations from his other powerful, wealthy associates, including Gates and the investor Leon Black.

The aforementioned email sent by Ito in October 2014 said: “This is a $2M gift from Bill Gates directed by Jeffrey Epstein.” Cohen replied with “For gift recording purposes, we will not be mentioning Jeffrey’s name as the impetus for this gift.”

The denial from the Gates spokesperson contradicts the contents of the emails, but The New Yorker also published an email from Epstein to Ito where the financier wrote “GAtes [sic] would like a write up on our one science program for tues next week.”

Ito asked Epstein to specify what type of write up, and Epstein replied “more specofic [sic] so that he can fund.” The lab ultimately secured $7.5 million from Gates and Black, the founder of one of the largest private-equity firms, seemingly using Epstein as the primary go-between contact.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-connections-jeffrey-epstein-mit-donations-ronan-farrow-2019-9


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

Rock on 🤘🏼
My 6-year old did her first of many future civil disobediences I’m sure (as long as we are in public school). She refused the iReady diagnostic by giving a letter I sent with her to school and helping her with what to do. When prompted to take the test she said no thank you and had given her teacher the letter from me. The district says they must give every student the diagnostic but no one can force your child to take it. I realize this doesn’t work for everyone- kids with disabilities, or just fear. My daughter was a nervous wreck. I get it! But today she was empowered. Today she learned how to advocate for herself, an important life skill. proud mama here even though I was a wreck all day.
See letter in comments.
Seriously thank you all for the advice and support.


And here is a post that was shared in this group:

Florida State Senator Thurston (democrat) has filed an education-well care, health care bill for Public and private schools. He wants adolescents to have annual health and wellness check ups and for parents to show proof thereof. More surveillance of young adults, but imposes a Doctor to make broad mental, sexual, physical—wellness and health determinations annually and submit medical records to school support teams (aka case managers). Read progress of Senate Bill here

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/208


Here is yet another post from this group:

Received a notice today along with a unique log in and password that our school is starting to use eSpark. I searched it but the only posts I found were from the Long Island Opt Out group. Anyone else heard of this? It’s based in Chicago.


And here is a reply to this post:

The fact that they have references to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Digital Promise on their website and lists “Google Education” as a partner should tell you all you need to know

https://www.esparklearning.com/



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

This policy of restorative justice is part of MTSS (Multi-Tiered System Support) which is the finishing step to Common Core. We knew it was coming, we knew it included SEL (Social Emotional Learning), CSE (Comprehensive Sexual Education), and more. We knew it was bad. But it’s even worse. It’s what I call the radical left’s global agenda. Thank you, President Obama. You have fundamentally transformed America.


Here is a post from the Texas anti-testing group:

I got a call from the principal this morning… she said that she caught wind that we wouldn’t be participating in the STAAR- that there’s no option to opt out and that I (as his mother) can only choose to not allow him to take the test… She proceeds to tell me that my fifth graders STAAR will be graded as a zero and it’s an automatic retention. I told her we will plan on the gpc.
(Midland ISD)


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

I pray school administrators and School Board Members will take the time to read Andy Pollack’s book.
“Why Meadow Died”…

He exposed the practices of “Restorative Justice” and what cause the murder of his daughter Meadow.
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Yes! We have implemented these practices in Texas! The Texas Definition of Restorative Discipline

Marilyn Armour, Ph.D., defines restorative discipline as “a relational approach to building school climate and addressing student behavior. The approach fosters belonging over exclusion, social engagement over control, and meaningful accountability over punishment.”

https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Schools/Safe_and_Healthy_Schools/Restorative_Discipline_Practices_in_Texas

Does that sound like what is happening in your local school district?


And another post from her:

PARENTS Did you know… The College Board who owns the copyright to the PSAT/SAT and all Advanced Placement (AP) assessments and curriculum frameworks, and makes untold millions of dollars from marketing personal student data through their “Student Search Service”. Much of this confidential data is deceptively harvested through surveys administered to students right before they take the PSATs and SATs, or when they register for the test online, a practice that has been written about here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/01/21/what-your-child-needs-to-know-before-taking-the-sat-and-act/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

By executive order, Colo Gov. Jared Polis has announced the creation of a new office to coordinate workforce education efforts across the state.


And some replies to this post:

our Gov appointee Suzy LeVine to run our Employment Security Dept. She has already made changes to the data collected for employment-it now includes K-12 info. She was the Swiss ambassador under Obama and is the main pusher of converting our schools into the Swiss apprenticeship model.


yep. And as you know, Colo has been setting this up, following the Swiss model for years.

Our state commissioner of ed ( a moneyball rock star) just announced that she recently met with Jobs for the Future.


I have connected Jobs/Future, Americorps ( and all its Corps), YouthBuild, and others to this shift. I have devoted Sept to exposing the global to federal to state to us workforce BS.


Because the govt. is SO efficient and good at what they are doing. NOw they believe they can control the workforce.
Unbelievable



And another post from her:

Setting a precedent against parents if this company wins. “It’s a surprising move that some say could have broad implications for parent advocacy around curriculum and instruction.”


I knew Lehi, UT rang a bell. Hometown of Ancestry.com [name redacted]. Also BYU prof overseeing research at MVP.
https://news.elearninginside.com/edtech-flourishing-utah/


just such a web.


You know about Powder Mountain?

I really have to do a Salt Lake City-area post with Christensen and Sorenson and Instructure and the ARPA net. You know the UN was in Salt Lake in August re smart cities.

I need someone to lend me a hand with UT industrial banking laws.


I’m not familiar with banking laws in Utah. Silicon Slopes is flourishing here because there are so many “conservative” lawmakers who see themselves as free market conservatives, but are actually making money through tech investments. Zions Bank and the Chambers of Commerce are big into education reform and have legislators totally snowed by the “free market” rhetoric.



BYU is a UN partner.


Brigham Young University?


yes


Yes. A number of Utah universities have ties to ed-tech and impact investing. Instructure/Canvas is based there.

https://it.utah.edu/node4/news/august_2017/node4-history.php



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

WCSD continues to show they can NOT keep our kids data safe. Before this latest breach there were at least two other breaches of our kids data thanks to the District. One of the breaches caused our kids data (student ID) to be placed for sale on the Dark Web, the other company that breached student data they received from the District is still listed as a “school official.”

This just came from the District:

“Dear WCSD Parents,

Yesterday, you may have received a text message from Coral Academy through their SchoolMessenger system. This message was sent in error, and we apologize for the mistake. This was caused by a programming error in the process we use to provide data to Coral Academy’s parent/guardian communication tool, SchoolMessenger. Unfortunately, additional data was provided to SchoolMessenger, including some directory information as well as student ID and gender for WCSD students. SchoolMessenger has verified that this data did not leave their possession and was immediately and permanently deleted from their systems as soon as the error was identified.

We are notifying you of this error because the distribution of this information to someone other than the student (age 18 or over) or the parents without your written consent constitutes a violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Washoe County School District reported this violation to the Family Policy and Compliance Office on September 11, 2019. However, you still have the right to file a complaint with the Family Policy and Compliance Office by contacting them at:

Family Policy and Compliance Office

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202-4605

Phone (202) 260-3887

Please be assured that Washoe County School District takes data privacy and security very seriously, and we are implementing additional safeguards to ensure this error is not repeated. SchoolMessenger has also committed to implementing additional safeguards.

Thank you.”


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

What the heck are schools for if they leave science to adopt fantasy??

What is happening America??

Nevada..looks like you are next on the chopping block.

https://mynews4.com/news/local/wcsd-passes-lgbtq-share-curriculum


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

9th grade NYS


Here is a post that was shared on a page of a friend of mine:

I so appreciate people like Monica Cline, a former CSE educator-turned-CSE-opponent, speaking out against this harmful material being passed off as “good for kids” or “healthy and preventative education.” It’s nothing of the sort. It’s secrecy from parents (major red flag) and sex advocacy for children. I enjoyed her talk so much that I decided to transcribe it. The best recipe for raising children is parental involvement. Read more below or watch the video.

I only have a short time with y’all today and so I’ll try to get to the meat of my experience in comprehensive sex education and tell you how I even got there. I’m originally from Brownsville, Texas, a mostly Hispanic population lives in Brownsville. And I came to the University of Texas in 1991, where I graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology. During that time, I was asked to volunteer at an organization. And I decided to choose an organization called Algo Informacida in Austin, Texas. I believe they might still exist. And I did that because I had an uncle who identified as gay and I never met him until the eighties when he came to visit us because he was dying because he had contracted the HIV virus. So I decided to join and volunteer at the Austin Latino/Latina gay organization who received funding to provide case management to people living with HIV, particularly people of color, and they also did prevention education. And I thought, well, if I get myself involved with this organization, I’ll understand what my uncle went through and why he couldn’t be with us in the Rio Grande Valley.

So what I discovered was public health education and it was risk reduction education. At first, I was uncomfortable with it. And I thought, “Well, you know, can’t we just tell people to avoid some of this information?” But I was told over and over again, no, this is the way they can do it safer because you see risk-reduction education is about relativism. It’s about do not judge the individual for what they are doing. For example, when I was being taught how to reach out to teenagers, I was told to go to Planned Parenthood which was right across the street. And at the time, the head of their education department was Dottie Curry and she was a person from the community. She lived in the community and she educated in the community. And she began to tell me about the teenage problem with pregnancy and some of the horror stories of girls coming into the clinic with all forms of things that I really don’t want to repeat but shocked about what these girls were coming in with – not just diseases, but even objects and such in their bodies. And I said, “You’ve convinced me, you need to tell me how do I teach them not to have sex.” And she said, “No dear,” she patted me on the knee and she said, “We’re not going to teach them not to have sex – we’re going to teach them how to do it safer. We’re going to meet them where they’re at and we’re just going to teach them how to do it safer” and safer for them is condoms and lubrication. But they also talk about behavior change and they say well a lot of people don’t want to use condoms and lubrication because it doesn’t feel good or it doesn’t… you know, whatever their reasons are. So part of comprehensive sex education and risk reduction is to also teach them how pleasurable it is to use these types of things – condoms and lubrication.

And it also means that we need to role-play different ways that you can talk to your partner and convince them to use condoms and lubrication. And we’re also taught that when we see a sea of people and teenagers, assume that they’re doing everything. Don’t ask them what they’re doing. Just assume that they’re already doing it – which would include vaginal, anal, and oral sex. So we’re to speak candidly to those teenagers about all forms of sex and how condoms and lubrication can help them – giving them the false message that they’re going to be protected. I wasn’t comfortable with doing this but I was being taught by my leaders in the community these experts at Planned Parenthood that this was the only way, that there’s no way that we could convince people not to have sex. There’s no way we’re going to convince children and adults not to have sex. We just have to give them the resources even if their parents don’t want them to have it because what they told me is parents are a barrier to service. Once the parents know that this is happening, we’ll never see them in the clinic again.

So we need to let them know that it’s safe to come here. So as I was being invited into different schools, around East Austin mostly, to talk about this with teenagers, I was literally, and this was back in the 90s, I was sneaked into the school and the teachers would just wink at me and walk away allowing me to say what I needed to say to the teenagers. So as I was speaking one day at an alternative school in East Austin and alternative means it’s a school where, and let me also clarify if you don’t know in our area there’s 613 or 623 I don’t remember anymore, it was so long ago. East Austin was also primarily a people of color area and so that’s what we were always calling our outreach was to people of color of child-bearing age, men who have sex with men, as well as the women. So I was brought into this alternative school where the children were high-risk youth and they had been kicked out of many other schools and so this was their last alternative was to be at the school and I was going to teach 12 and 13 year old boys and girls about sex. And we had on the board written anal sex, vaginal sex, and oral sex. And the conversation began about what bodily fluids have HIV or STDs in them. And then I got a question from a young girl, a 13 year old girl, and she asked me, “How do I provide oral sex?” I’m going to clean up the language a little bit. “How do I provide oral sex without gagging?” And it took me back. I couldn’t believe what this little girl was telling me or asking of me. I wasn’t comfortable with it and I said, “Can you repeat what you just asked?” And she asked it again. She said, “You know, I do this and I get this reaction and I just want you to teach me how to do it better.” And I said, “Well, I think what I hear you saying is that this isn’t something that you enjoy doing.” She said, “No, I don’t. So if you teach me to do it better, then maybe I might enjoy it.” I said, “Well, have you ever considered not doing it at all? If it’s not something you enjoy, have you considered just not doing it?” And all the kids just turned around in their seats – now these are high-risk kids, if you can imagine, they’re teenagers so they’re already rowdy anyway – and they turn around and look at me. And they’re not mad. And Planned Parenthood always taught me that if I were to say something like that, obviously I’m judging them so they’re going to be upset, they’re going to be closed off, but these kids didn’t look closed off. They just looked at me and all the sudden they looked innocent. And I said, “Guys, do you realize you don’t have to do any of this on the board? You don’t have to have vaginal sex, anal sex, or oral sex. Have you ever considered that?” And you know what the response was? “No one’s ever told us that.” This education really does tell children to have sex. This is coming from the mouth of the youths. They’re trusting us, they’re trusting their teachers, they’re trusting the clinics, they’re trusting adults to teach them and if you tell them that this is the way of the world this is the expectation then that’s what they’re going to do. So then we didn’t talk about prevention anymore. They started talking about, “Well, how do we stop having sex?” One girl said, “But I already started, I can’t just stop now.” And I said, “Yeah, you can.” And they were just so calm and they started talking about how they could support each other in deciding not to have sex. These are kids in an alternative school, they’ve been kicked out of – you know I’m talking about kids that are just really a little out of control – all of the sudden I have their attention. They really wanted to not have sex. I didn’t have to tell them to not to, I just suggested it. And they welcomed it and they talked to each other about – hey you know the guys were like, “We don’t really expect that. We could just go watch a movie or we could just go hang out. We could take a walk around the park.” It was amazing what I was hearing. I wasn’t suggesting that, they were suggesting that.

I spent two years volunteering for Planned Parenthood “Nobody’s Fool” in Waco, Texas. “Nobody’s Fool” was a very large conference that was organized by Planned Parenthood and they had the huge conference in a Convention Center in Waco. And we had kids coming into middle school all the way to high school and it was all going to teach them about risk reduction using condoms, using lubrication, and how to negotiate the safer sex. They were all sectioned off per age and we were teaching the girls that were between 12 and 13 years of age. In that room where we have them, we had three different teachers. One was going to teach them about puberty/ their bodies and then one was going to teach them about STDs and show them a video of actually teenagers who were – the opening scene is two teenagers in bed, you can tell they just finished having sex and the rest of the video is about “Oh, I got a disease, now I have to tell people, now I have to go to a clinic” – the whole video is just about having sex. And then I chose to talk about healthy relationships.

That first year, I left there convicted. I was so angry. I did not like what the kids were being taught. It did not settle well with me and I was still invited to come back the next year. And I thought, “I’m never going to go here again.” But then I thought, “You know what? This time I’m going to do it my way.” So I have the girls in my group and I said I’m going to do relationships again. We’re going to talk about that again and their futures. So I have the girls in my little group and the other teachers were over to the side talking to their groups and I started asking them, “Hey girls, so what do you want in life? Tell me about your dreams, what you want to be?” So I had volleyball player, I want to be a nurse, I want to be a dancer, I want to be a teacher. You know these are just 12 and 13 year old girls excited about it. “Ok great – that’s great! Tell me about your best friend. Think about someone you just trust, has your back no matter what you do, they’re always there for you. Think about what it is about them that makes you feel that way, that’s so safe about them.” So they started mentioning all the things that make you feel safe with this person, you know, that they’re honest, and they always take care of them, they’re just going on and on about it. “Okay, that’s really good. So what about in dating relationships? Have you all been talking about dating?” And they started snickering. And I said, “Well what should he look like? What should that guy look like?” And they’re like, “Oh, you know..hmm.. I don’t know.” “Well, do you think that maybe he could be a lot like your best friend, or that person that you trust, that maybe he respects you?” And they’re like, “Yeah, yeah, trust, that would be good, I guess, so maybe that person you date is somebody who admires you, respects you, protects you. Yeah, so they start thinking about that. So I said, “Well, let’s go back to your dreams then let’s talk about that a little bit. So what would keep you from being that nurse, or that volleyball player, and all things y’all mentioned?” And in the context of where we were, they said, “Well being in an abusive relationship or getting pregnant, I guess.” I’m like “Yeah, so what do you guys think you should do?” “I’ll make sure I choose the partners wisely, stay with your friends, or maybe don’t date so quickly.” And they were coming up all these answers themselves like okay and then one of them said, “Don’t… don’t have sex?” So I said, “Huh! Maybe, yeah, maybe, what about that?” Well one girl stood up, put her hands on her hips, she said, “Wait a minute! Do you want us to have sex or not?” Of course, I knew the rest of the teachers are in the room with me and I leaned in and I said, “If it’s up to me, if it were just up to me, I would say no. I want you to wait. I want you to be that volleyball player, and I want you to be a nurse, and I want you to be a teacher, and I want you to have a healthy marriage. That’s what I want for you.”

What I saw in those girls when I said that was relief. They relaxed. Their parents took them to this conference. They were driven there. They were dropped off there. And the girls, these were girls who just about to go to middle school so I’m just going to assume they may not have gotten any education in the school yet, they already knew that they were coming into a conference that was going to teach them how to have sex. And when I started doing a presentation, and getting them to answer these questions on their own, and they were getting the idea that maybe they shouldn’t have sex, they knew that hey, that doesn’t jive with why we’re here. They’re smart.

There’s an organization, a liberal organization, that loves Planned Parenthood. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and they do a lot of research. They do a lot of polls among the teenagers. If you go to their website, you’ll get an idea of what they teach. But one of the polls that they have is that teenagers reported that the person who would influence them most in their decision about having sex were parents. They said it themselves. It wasn’t the teacher, it wasn’t the clinic, it wasn’t the nurse, it wasn’t the expert. It was parents. One of my goals is to not only expose the truth of all of this and what the lies are, but to also teach parents that they need to talk to their children about these topics. And not about the graphic things but just your expectations. When I got out of this field, I started wondering why did I fall for this? Why did I allow… I spent 10 years working in HIV prevention, HIV case management, and then as a family planning training manager for all of Texas and New Mexico. And I thought, “How did I not know that this wasn’t right? Why did I allow them to mold me this way? My parents are married, they didn’t get divorced, I came from a good family. Why did I do that?” And I realize that there’s something that maybe…. and I’m not blaming my parents but they didn’t talk to me about sex. They kind of a round about way said did you hear about Consuela, she’s got a baby now and they were hoping that I would kind of listen to that and get the idea to avoid that or she should have taken care of herself. What does that mean? But they never talked to me about it.

I never had my dad look at me and say this is what I want for you because I admire you. I think you’re beautiful, I want these things for you. I think that would have made a big difference for me. I had an older cousin that I really admired. And he once said you know what, I think I’m going to live with someone instead of getting married, just to try it out first. That stayed in my mind. Those messages stayed in my mind. It’s important that parents speak to their children. And one of the things I did with my son is I was always, even at a young age, anything that was important to him, was important to me. And this is what I teach my step daughters when they’ve asked me about their kids and how to raise them. If your child comes up to you and wants to talk to you for an hour about a pencil that they’ve received from their teacher that was a prize or something at school, you stop and you listen to that. And I did that because I knew that when he became a teenager, he would not want to speak to me. But if he knew that if I had this habit, that mom always listens and mom thinks I’m important, and everything I think is important is important to her, then I knew that as a teenager, he would come to me and talk to me. And guess what? He did. He’s 18 years old now. And I can tell that at 18, you know, that there’s probably some things he doesn’t tell me. And that ok, you know, he’s an adult. Things are a little different. But boy that kid has told me so much which is why my step daughters ask me how did you raise your son because he’s a great kid. My own mother said how did you learn to do this because y’all are so close. Because parents, we need to put our phones down even if you’re tired. I was a single mom for 9 years. You have to stop, and sacrifice as parents and be there for your kids. I don’t necessarily know how I’m going to do that, how I’m going to teach it, how I’m going to help change the culture, but that’s one of my goals and I hope you’ll join me in that. Another important point though about Planned Parenthood that I want to emphasize in risk reduction education is that they truly believe that our teenagers are… have an insatiable appetite for sex. They don’t think that there’s anyway that you can stop it. And so that’s why they think they need to continue giving your children condoms, and lubrication, and access to abortion. And they don’t believe that your opinions and that your values for your children are important because they know better and because you’re old-fashioned. And like they’ve always said to me parents are a barrier to service so when a child goes into a Planned Parenthood, they can give a different name, they can give a friend’s phone number, they’re encouraged to do anything possible to keep secrets from their parents. And what do we teach our children when they’re young? Secrets are not good. If there’s an adult who tells you to keep a secret from your parents, that’s a red flag. But yet, that’s what Planned Parenthood does. And they do it…. and I think some of those people really think they’re helping… they do ‘cause they’re well, mom is going to get really mad and then she won’t be able to come and get access to care. And then she’s going to get pregnant. I mean, they really do believe that. But if you think about it, a lot the ways that they teach the education, how they groom the kids… one of the first exercises in this kind of education is to have them list all of the slang terms for sex and body parts. And it’s uncomfortable and they giggle. But they’re still told to do it. That’s breaking down inhibitions. It’s very similar to grooming for child sexual abuse. Do they see it that way? Did I see it that way? No. We didn’t. But I see it that way now and I know you do, too. It’s really important that we let parents know what this education is really like and that these organizations exist based on their secrets. A year before I left, I went to a human trafficking conference because I just wanted to. I knew it was an important topic. This was back in probably 2008 or so here in Austin. And I learned all about human trafficking and how to identify a victim of human trafficking. My boss at the time at the organization called Center for Health Training who had the Title X training grant said sure, go ahead – go do that. So I attended that conference. A year later, the title X grant actually had as a key concept that the clinicians needed to learn how to identify victims of human trafficking. So I was like perfect, I went to a training. I’m gonna teach that. So I went to Corpus Christi because Planned Parenthood always had enough money to pay for me to go and visit them and train them all on their own. So I was in Corpus Christi at a big hotel conference room teaching them about title X requirements and then I started talking about human trafficking. I said, “You know when a teenager comes in or when a young girl comes in and you just kinda get that feeling that she’s not really with her dad and you know you just kind of have this feeling that it’s someone who’s trafficking her, it’s a pimp, or someone whose having sex with her and you know what I’m talking about” is what I told them. I said, “That is also considered human trafficking… statutory rape, human trafficking.” And it was a room about this big. And they all were just like “No” and shaking their heads. I said, “You know, this young girl is vulnerable, she doesn’t know how to tell you what’s happening. You need to use your counseling skills to be able to get this information from her and protect her.” They started giggling and dismissing what I was saying. I said, “I don’t understand this reaction. Guys this is real, this is human trafficking.” And a nurse raised her hand and she said, “Honey, if she’s not sleeping with this guy this month, she’ll be with another one next month.” And they all said, “Yeah.” They don’t see our children as human anymore. They don’t. And a common phrase was “don’t ask, don’t tell” like in the military for homosexuality. If you don’t ask them, then you don’t have to tell. And they love using that. If I don’t ask the girl how old she is or who she’s having sex with, then I don’t have to tell. And they actually think they’re doing this girl a favor.

Our communities are at risk. These evidence-based interventions that they say are effective or based on evidence, they’re not, they’re based on self-report. I challenged them about that in the 90s when I went to a training when the CDC first put out evidence-based interventions. I said, “Guys, what’s the evidence for this?” And they said, “Self-report.” And I said, “Seriously? That’s it? Just because someone walked in and said yeah, you taught me to use them and I’ve used them 3 out of 5 times? That’s evidence-based?” It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that the HHS actually admitted that these interventions aren’t working and they’re not scientifically sound. And that made me very angry because I was teaching that since the 90s in communities that are dying. And the CDC is actually telling us to use these evidence-based interventions and supporting it and defending it all these years while the people in our own community on the other side of 35 are dying. If you look up the statistics for the CDC and the STD rates in 2016, those STD rates are still increasing. They have not declined. Our children are still at risk, mainly 15-24 year olds and men who have sex with men. This education hasn’t helped. It is meeting them where they are at, like Dottie Curry told me to do, but it’s also to leave them there.

Why is it that we’ve decided that when it comes to sex, that we just want to let people continue being in high risk behaviors? We have other health models like smoking cessation – avoid it, don’t do it. Don’t do drugs. But when it comes to sex education, “Oh, put a condom on it.” Statistics also show that children, young people, who have sex early are more likely not only to have diseases, get pregnant, they won’t do as well in school , which has nothing to do with becoming pregnant and also have higher rates of depression. Those children who have chosen to avoid sex have higher grades, are more likely to go into higher institutions of learning, and are healthier. You can look it up for yourself. It’s not a secret. So why is it that we have all this evidence but yet we continue to do this education? I don’t know but it’s going to take people like you and organizations like Texas Alliance for Life to help stop it because this kind of education is what’s also leading to the abortions that we are fighting against. Abortion is always the only option for these organizations. When I asked them, when I started to question the education, I started to question innocently, I was like, “Guys, have you noticed that we really do promote abortion?” They’re like, “What are you talking about?” I said, “No really, we really do. We don’t have adoption people at our conferences, we don’t ever talk about abstinence except for the one sentence that says it’s the only 100% way to avoid pregnancy and STDs. And after that, we just talk about sex. Have you ever noticed that we really promote abortion?” They were like, “Monica, what are you talking about?” They were realizing that I was changing. And I was realizing what was really happening. I was told by my supervisor before I left if you’re not prochoice, you don’t belong here. And this was an organization that was funded to provide training for title X.

I don’t know how to fix it but I know that I can’t do it all on my own just like Joe can’t do it all on his own. We need your help. One of things that I want, a movement I want to start is “It Takes A Family.” It takes a family to raise children, it takes a family to build healthy communities, and it takes a family to form a great nation. And that’s what we need to focus on. We need to clean up our schools, we need to hold our clinicians accountable, we need to set up proper legislation. But even with legislation, we need to hold each other accountable. And we need to find a way to change the culture through the families. And we know that the other side knows this because they are putting these curriculums starting in Pre-K. They know that if they get to our children that they are going to change the culture and they are doing it. So we can’t be passive and we can’t just be meeting together – we need to go out into the community and make a difference however you can.

One of the things that has come to my attention as well is that, people like me, you either like me right now or you still hate because of what I used to do. But I want to read something to you that as I was preparing this I thought “God, what do you need me to say?” And this is in Jonah. But God said to Jonah, “Do you have a right to be angry about the vine?” “I do,” he said, “I am angry enough to die.” If you remember, Jonah was asked to go to Ninevah to show God’s grace because they were a lost people. And Jonah didn’t want to do it. He was angry. He didn’t want them to have grace, he wanted punishment for them. But the Lord said, “You have been concerned about this vine though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. But Ninevah has more than 120,000 people who could not tell their right hand from their left and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?” Organizations like “And Then There Were None” and many of you know that praying for these educators, praying for the clinicians, is important. I don’t know who prayed for me but someone prayed for me and helped me get out of this. And God convicted me and helped me to see. Because all of the proof was right there but I couldn’t see it. I didn’t know my left hand from my right. Grace and compassion does not mean that we leave people where they are at. Grace and compassion founded in truth leads us to great paths and its going to take courage and it’s going to take work.


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

The Reno Gazette Journal published this article on Sunday. The author specifically mentions ClassDojo (towards end of article). Many schools in WCSD use ClassDojo. Our suggestion hasn’t changed in years: do not allow your kids to use ClassDojo, and do not allow their teachers to add your children to ClassDojo!

The New York Times has also written about ClassDojo


Looks like one of the masterminds behind the previously mentioned Islam workshop in Michigan has been indoctrinating LOADS of students and students: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/hundreds-of-michigan-schoolteachers-subjected-to-islamic-propaganda


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

I am an Oak Park Parent and I was at this meeting. Their therapist stated that kids identify as trans as young as 18 months old!!! They also said that kids can transition without telling parents and if the child is afraid of their parents because they are transgender the parents can be reported to Child Services. Marinate on that. If you think it’s not going to be happening in your schools think again. The biased agenda is real.


And another post from this group:

UPDATE: AN AMAZING AND UNEXPECTED TURN OF EVENTS ON AB 493!!! On/around September 6, this bill was GUTTED. Almost half of the language was removed including the most dangerous parts of the mandated and monitored online training. The bill then passed in the State Senate, 31-0-9. 9 Republicans did not vote (NVR). I was told the bill has been sent to the Governor, who will probably sign this toothless and meaningless remnant.

So what happened? Do you think we had anything to do with this surprising twist? I have my own theory. What do you think?


Here is a post that was shared in this group:

Oak Park Superintendent threatens to arrest parents at Tuesday night sex ed meeting. Still won’t admit that State law doesn’t prohibit districts from offering opt-out for optional K-6 gender theory instruction. Like and share!


Here is a post that was shared in the Florida anti-iReady group:

Yesterday, my son was attacked. In a violent, malicious manner while in the school locker room at Blake Academy in Polk County. As one student repeatedly hit him over and over agin, others not only held my son down so that the student could hit him but encouraged the attack. I am enraged.

The school nurse called us first and let us know our son was in the nurses office and could not give us any additional information. I immediately left my office and went to the school – not one school administrator contacted me on the way to the school. I got to the school to find a welt on my son’s forehead and back of head, a cut above his eye brow and bruising all around his eye. At the time we didn’t think it was anymore than a scuffle and still due to his injuries we decided to press charges on the boy – at this time we had no clue others were involved. UNTIL later last night when we received videos from the parent of a high school student (our son is in middle school) – the videos showed the attack that lasted well over 3 minutes with no adult supervision or intervention. You hear the kids not only cursing but encouraging the attack and not stepping in to stop what was happening.

I have asked the school administrators what will happen to the other children involved – would you like to know their response? We can’t tell you! We are entitled to know how the school system plans to protect our child. I do not need to know the specifics of the child’s name or any other personal identifiers however I believe due to the nature of this attack we should know what the consequences are and if the children are in school. What is our world coming to?

This could have ended much differently, our child has one kidney and after getting kneed several times this could have resulted in permanent damage. He was thrown on the floor over a bench, head his head all while others watched. And all they can tell me is they will handle it – this is unacceptable.

Today, we went to the Bartow Courthouse and try to get a restraining order or injunction and Judge Kelly Butz said that because the attack did not happen multiple times she would not award the protection to our son. It only takes one hit for a child to die. How many more times would you like this to happen to our child or any other child? Throughout the entire attack this little boy laughed and smiled – and you think he won’t do it again? Yet the malicious videos were not taken into account.

I can guarantee you had this been a group of black students on a lone white student we would be having a completely different conversation. I am disheartened, I am tired, scared for my son and completely enraged. These videos make my whole heart sad – nothing warrants this behavior. Policy must change to protect our children – or we will continue to mourn children for stupid reasons.


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

The Word text program from Microsoft will suggest inclusive alternatives to words that refer to gender. Algorithm ArtificialIntelligence GenerationEquality

The merging of IT and Language Change is… “The Third Wave” they were WARNING about back in 1994.

We know who all the key players are making this happen in Texas and beyond. We also know the state and federal legislation that must be exposed.

This is what Trump and Ivanka and the “Green” people funding it, elected officials legislating it and schools implementing it, need to understand. It is an all out attack on the family and a breakdown of American Society.

Below is what is being developed from education data collected from 1 to 1 devices in the classrooms; by Microsoft and Google, and why data collected from parents and students by teachers, administrators, counselors in school and on their 1 to 1 devices matters. The flow of education data unethically and illegally mined must be STOPPED!!

Article linked below in English:

“American tech giant will correct the Danes’ language if they do not write inclusive enough

In their popular writing program “Word”, Microsoft will now propose alternatives to eg. gender-specific words in which “policeman” becomes “police officer”.

The Word text program from Microsoft will in future suggest “inclusive” alternatives to words that refer to gender or may be perceived as derogatory to people with disabilities or illnesses. A clear reminder that technology is not value neutral, scientists say Police officer, chairman, dementia. Forget it. From now on, it must be called police officer, foreman and person with dementia. At least if it stands for technology giant Microsoft.

This fall, the US IT company is launching a new version of the world’s most widely used word processing program, Word, where algorithm-based artificial intelligence will propose more inclusive language use.

Specifically, this means that if you type “police officer”, the program will suggest that you use the gender-neutral word “police officer” instead. If you describe a person as “dementia”, the program will instead suggest that you use the term “person with dementia”.

Andreas Birkbak, PhD in technology anthropology and assistant professor at Aalborg University, is not surprised to hear that Microsoft is now including inclusive language into the Word program. “It is a very clear reminder that technology and design are never value neutral. When we use technology to communicate, there will always be some form of mediation – and there will always be different ideas about the community built in, which come from the programmers, designers and project managers behind the technology, ”he says, continuing: “In this case, the sense of identity and the narrative of oneself as a place of progressive actors that Silicon Valley (home of the largest US technology companies, ed.) Has come in handy. Many of these big tech companies make their mark in the annual Pride parades, and many of them have internal programs that support the LGBT environment. Now we also see it in the way they design software.”

Anna Libak, who is a journalist and author, believes that inclusive language has gone too far when it is systematically disseminated through a large technology company. She fears it could give us a poorer language: “Novel writers will find it really difficult in the future. Because if they can’t say he or she, must they say mom or dad? After all, it may be that you don’t feel like mom or dad, even if you are. Do you have to say young, old, ugly, nice, feminine, masculine, thick, thin, yes, can you characterize others in any way whatsoever? ”.

At the same time, Anna Libak believes that Microsoft’s aspirations for a more inclusive language raise a fundamental dilemma as to whether language should reflect reality or whether we should accept that someone will change the language to shape the reality they want to see. “I think it is fundamentally wrong to try to change reality through language. After all, it should be the other way around: that language only changes when reality has changed. It creates frustration if the gap between reality and language becomes too large, as is the case when artificially trying to abolish gender. ” While it may seem convenient or innocent right away, when a program like Word suggests that we formulate in a different and more inclusive way, we should be critical of this type of technology, says Bent Meier Sørensen, professor of organizational philosophy at CBS .

“Many of these functions are introduced on the basis of the best intentions, but I am very little convinced that it is truly inclusive,” says Bent Meier Sørensen and continues: “Editing the language must be done slowly and thoughtfully, not least from a local language practice. Not based on the ideology and algorithms of some American tech giants. ” However, Deputy Andreas Birkbak believes that cold water should be struck in the blood if you fear the consequences of artificial intelligence – also known as AI, an abbreviation for “artificial intelligence”. After all, the service may not be able to deliver everything Microsoft promises.

“Now I haven’t seen it in action yet, but I can doubt if it actually helps us in any way. Think about the little word suggestions we get from our cell phones when writing text messages. I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks they’re most often annoying or involuntarily funny. You also run the risk of using an AI to suggest words. Not least, when it should be in Danish, ”he says. At the same time, he agrees with the critics that if we start listening too much to the algorithms, we risk becoming less creative and more standardized. “One can hope that it will simply be used for some form of mail-lingo reserved for jobs, and the consequence will not be that great.

But it is clear that if it sinks wider into the way we write literature or relate to each other, then it will be a clear negative consequence, ”he says.

Christian Dagblad has contacted Microsoft, which states that they have not had the opportunity to respond before the editorial deadline.”


Here is a post from the Common Core Diva:

For all my conservative minded friends who believe PRF is a friend, it is a member of the toxic group ALEC. Look deep enough into ALEC and FRP, you’ll find HSLDA. HSLDA is supposedly a friend of homeschool families. However, HSLDA is just as polluted as most other quasi-conservative undermining groups.
When it comes to your family, trust no one tied to the government!

If anyone wants the HSLDA tie, PRF board member list shows:


And some replies to this post:

It makes sense to me because it seems to me that HSLDA would have sued or don’t a lot more to fight for right than they have done.


So Parentalrights.org is the same as the Parental Rights Foundation?


yes


if you’re homeschooling should you join either of these groups?


no


is there an alternative?


there is another homeschool watchdog group which is far better than HSLDA. My entire 20+yrs in the HS community was proof that the more known group wasn’t to be trusted. I learned that by countless families abandoned by them & my own research. The better group, from a research view:
http://www.nheld.com/

let me say this, a family shouldn’t have to be fearful of exercising their parental duties.


Where is a Constitutional lawyer willing to fight the existence of the DOE as a blatant 10th Amendment challenge? Let’s stop screwing around with the small change.


How did HSLDA get polluted? I’m not totally surprised that they’re compromised. (Mike Farris heads it and he’s also part of Convention of States, which I support, but never has, to the best of my knowledge, Convention of States EVER brought up anything like the Every Student Succeeds Act or anything like that, which is odd in that if we mentioned all of this data mining and surveillance, we’d easily get to 34 applications. But that would mean calling out Greg Abbot and Robert DeSantis and others and maybe they don’t want to do that.


Farris has been known for, for years, his own personal political agenda which he uses HSLDA as a bully pulpit, when he can. If you look at the website for the HS group, you’ll find support for STEM, CTE, dual enrollment, Ed savings accts. They are connected to Bush’s School Choice Week, too.


ALEC is an ally of the CCSSI. It’s one of the biggest advocates for charter schools which of course also includes really bad ones like the Turkish charters such as Harmony in TX, all things espoused by Jeb Bush like the AL “scholarships” for students to attend private schools (and thereby make them susceptible to CCSSI and other federal programs, 0-grade 12 ESSA plans, etc. AL’s legislature is a bunch of ALEC puppets and I bet AL’s situation is not unusual. They write bills which their bought and paid for state legislators and governors push. It’s my understanding that vendors have immense control over ALEC and that’s why ALEC did not vote against CCSSI.We need to get our states to cease paying dues to groups like NASBE, ECS, ALEC etc. so the voters/taxpayers have a chance to compete with all the lobbyists for the ear of our reps. Look at our secretary of education whose thinking is in step with ALEC when it comes to education. PS If anyone wants to pursue a 10th amendment justification for stopping federal control of education, check out Pres. Carter’s sec of ed’s quote about the subject. He was a Democrat but he was right on target.


Farris is the left side of Satan. I wrote about him so much I finally just got to the point of pure vomit. He is no Christian any more than the rest of these manipulating for money evangelical liars.

The Real Michael Farris

http://www.americaseducationwatch.org/home-school.html



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

At our life group last night, a teacher in the Claremont district asked for prayer as he is being brought before the school board or principle or something because he would not teach the assigned sex ed to his 7th and 8th graders. He basically modified it. He also says there is not a lot of parent support in that area. Groups like moms in prayer and such have essentially vanished and he is David fighting Goliath. Please pray for him. I don’t want to share his full name but please pray for Paul. He needs spiritual back up.


Here is a post that was shared on Alice Linahan’s wall:

WOW!!!!!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/take-two-aspirin-and-call-me-by-my-pronouns-11568325291


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

“The U.S. education system spent more than $26 billion on tech­nology in 2018. That’s larger than the entire Israeli military budget. By one estimate, annual global spending on technology in schools will soon total $252 billion. To hear presidents and prime ministers tell it, this spending is laudable and even necessary to reduce inequality and prepare a workforce ready to compete in the global economy.1

But the technology pushed into schools today is a threat to child development and an unredeemable waste. In the first place, technology exacerbates the greatest problem of all in schools: confusion about their purpose. Education is the cultivation of a person, not the manufacture of a worker. But in many public school districts we have already traded our collective birthright, the promise of human flourishing, for a mess of utilitarian pottage called “job skills.” The more recent, panicked, money-lobbing fetish for STEM is a late realization that even those dim promises will go unmet.

Second, it harms students even in the narrow sense of training workers: the use of technology in schools actually lowers test scores in reading, math, and science, damages long-term memory, and induces addiction. Both advanced hardware and the latest software have proven counterproductive. The only app or device found to meaningfully improve results with any consistency is an overhead projector in the hands of a competent human teacher.

Finally, educational technology is a regressive political weapon, never just a neutral tool: it increases economic inequality, decreases school accountability, takes control away from teachers, and makes poorer students more vulnerable to threats from automation and globalization.”


And some replies to this post:

Are any of these media sources EVER going to expose the UN is STEM’s master? I have tried for years to get them to listen.


This I agree with! Too much technology, in general, is hurting kids. I believe they should be creating with their hands. Kids are exposed to too much blue light and kids don’t know how to be kids anymore.



Here is a post from a friend of mine:

School survey violated federal law PPRA.
“The assignment on the second day of the school year asked students to answer subjects like their gender, sexuality, religion and socioeconomic status. The 10th graders in an English class at Heritage High were also asked about people in their life, like their friends and doctor.”

This jumps out at me from the district:
“These core beliefs are foundational to the work outlined by our Vision 2020 Strategic Plan.”

Colorado had the EXACT same title for our Vision 2020 Plan. Hmm

The survey says it was not a District provided resource.


And a reply to this post:

in Idaho, we found that our Sex Ed curriculum was being implemented through agreements with the District Health Depts and their Sex Salesmen. It was considered a guest speaker, that brought their special outside curriculum, so it circumvented the local district curriculum choosing entities.



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

Alright friends…how does everyone feel about Khan Academy? Apparently it’s being given in class as a CW assignment and then whatever isn’t finished is then assigned as a HW grade in Skyward. Instruction may or may not have been given on the lessons being worked on. Students pacing varies of course because they are individuals so no whole group and its work as you go. Some may or may not have a lot more than others to do at home. Also, I don’t know about your families but there are 5 kids in my house, 4 that need access to the internet because of school and I’m in grad school ft. I don’t have a computer to give each of them to use. Myself and my high schooler that’s in a.p. & gifted classes takes priority. Teacher claims the khan hw has been mentioned many times in class…my child had an A until she just received an F for online hw. I’m fired up and have already shot off multiple emails. She also has a 504…. Requested a meeting asap. My child also states she has not received her “extra time for assessments” accommodation.

Seminole County


And here are some replies to this post:

What about kids who don’t have a computer at home ??


I use Khan only when I want to print off extra practice on my homeschooled child. If my public school kid was being made to do that, I may have a conference with the teacher. I am more about quality than quantity. I would want his time spent in school learning and mastering the concept and not bringing busy work home.


Tied to Gates.

https://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database/Grants/2010/10/OPP1025663


I’m feeling the same with stations work we have that part is in schoology
I printed a page of the Stations Work students will be completing in class this week- it should be in their daily binder. I attached it to this email, and it is in Schoology in the Homeroom class.
All Stations work is due Friday. Students will have time in class each day this week to complete the 8 assignments. They may work on them at home if they feel they are falling behind. I am stressing to the students that if they focus and stay on task, this work can get done in class. I’m hoping this will help the students practice managing their time.
Thank you!


Schoology is also tied to Project Unicorn:

https://www.projectunicorn.org/vendor-coalition


Notorious for sharing data with third parties, especially since it’s partnership with CollegeBoard.



Here is a post that was shared in the California anti-radical sex ed group:

Remember when in school you were considered a boy or girl not anything you “felt” like being? Our politicized schools now give you another choice. Anything you “feel” like you are. A monkey, cat, a boy if you’re a girl, a girl of you’re a boy. Public schools are no longer about teaching our children reading, writing, math, history and science it’s about indoctrinating them. If you’re child is in a public school and you can remove them, do it. If not, please talk to them, equip them so they don’t get swept up in the craziness that is taking place. Take a look at the new testing booklets. Sent to me by my cousin who’s a teacher.


Here is a post from a Texas anti-testing group:

I’m a bit pissed! Our 8th grade straight A daughter, was assigned a group project in her Math class. 3 of the 4 did little to no work on the project. So being the type of student she is. She took it upon herself to do the whole project on her own, after being told this will be a group grade. When she turned in the project, her teacher asked her why she had done the whole thing on her own. She replied, I don’t know, then told him that the others in the group weren’t working. So what did this wonderful teacher say to her. “Well this isn’t the idea, the idea is to work as a group, how are they going to learn anything, if you’re doing all the work, How are they going to Pass the STAAR, if you did all the work. They haven’t learned anything, from this project. ” ” And that’s not fair to them. “
I flipped my ever loving mind, Fair, Fair, would you be teaching, responsibility to all your students. Needless to say We have a conference with the principal and teacher on Monday. This is the Great Somerset ISD. Pfffttttt…


And some replies to this post:

I would be going to the superintendent personally. That’s b.s.


he’s part of the problem!!!!!


Is he trying to make your daughter feel guilty for them not being able to pass STAAR because of their own actions?
Your daughter should have responded with, “that’s ok they can opt out anyway and don’t need to take it at all!”


I truly wish she would have. But she is so intimidated, by teachers. We had a hell of a time last year with opting out, and teachers bulling her, or as our wonderful over paid Superintendent put it, they were just tr to persuade her, and allow her the opportunity to take the STAAR.


Math is not a subject where I would expect to see projects of any kind, much less Group projects. It’s not your daughter’s responsibility to teach these other kids because they are in her group. Teacher needs to step up and do his job.


you would be surprised. My oldest is in algebra 2 in HS, honors class and all comp checks are group grades at each table!


She needs to explain that their lack of responsibility is not acceptable to her for a grade she will be stuck with, so yes she HAD to do the work because she cares about her grades while the others apparently could not care at all.
Glad you’re going to address it.


I’m a teacher! Ask for the rubric and group responsibility or participation contract. How is the teacher evaluating the contributions of each group member? Was work done in class, under supervision? How did he monitor them and see for himself that each student was learning in preparation for STAAR?! Totally not your child’s responsibility!! We all have bad days, and sometimes kids get words mixed up. BUT ask for those things and document what’s happening. Send emails to all concerned parties before and after your meeting. BTW, I’m also a parent!! Good luck. 👍🏼


after he received an email from the principal, he called me on Friday. He wanted to know what the conference was going to be about. So I touched base with him, and he said that “well, we just tell the kids, it’s a group grade, she will earn her own grade”. So I said to him, oh so you lie to the students!!!! He got sassy and said, well would you prefer I give her the group grade? I said no, I want you to teach your class, and not make my child feel like she did something wrong, and insult her in front of your class, for stepping up And taking responsibility to handle the work of 4!


I tell my students that if there is a group project and someone isn’t doing their part, I need to know right away. Then I’ll talk to noncompliant student(s). If they still don’t contribute, the rest of the group will not be penalized. It is my responsibility to teach, not a student.


snitches get stitches. My daughter has been paired with students who said from the onset that they were not going to do anything. Threatened to beat up my daughter if she didn’t do the whole thing.


This is why I don’t like group projects
It’s ridiculous


Group projects/collaborative work can be awesome, but the teacher has to take the time to design them correctly (including individual accountability, checkpoints, taking into account what resources each student has access to outside of school, etc.) and TEACH students how to do them!
Too many just say: “here’s what I want the final product to look like, and here’s your group” and leave students to their own devices.
NOT OK.


you just described every major project I was a part of during my school years, save one.


I HATE group projects where they can’t pick their partners for this very reason!!

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did she communicate with the teacher during the project that the other kids weren’t helping?


she was moved once already, and he kept having to tell her to wake up one of the students in the group. Aside from that she was working on the project and ignored the others.


wow so unacceptable!! Is this a preAp or regular class?

why was she waking the kid up and not the teacher?
Honestly I would request a new teacher


I will FOREVER hate group projects! My oldest daughter, in high school often did them on her own too. While other kids dont give a damn, my kids was keeping up her GPA and rank to go to college on scholarships. I hate them!


SHE learned a huge lesson that will continue her entire life- “group” projects are done by 1 or 2 people, and it’s done by the ones who care. I hate when teachers assign them- they learned that lesson themselves!


my girls are in 8th & 10th both honors classes but have run into this in elective classes and elementary. They both hate with a passion working in groups they don’t get to pick. They have also in the past been paired with students who needed help but that always winds up being a joke because those kids don’t want to do their share.


that has happened to our oldest too. Many times they would sit her with the slower kids, to re- teach them the TEKs. I was beyond pissed too. I just feel I need to nip this in the bud, now, before were to far into the school year. I seem to burn bridges at each campus that we leave behind, as the girls advance in their education. I used to not speak up, because I WAS, an employee, but now that I am no longer an employee, I post stuff, on the schools Facebook page, and on my page all the time. These are our children, and not theirs.


And she said, “Pass the STAAR? How do you pass an assessment? It’s only a measurement of how well you teach us to repeat what is on it.”


Tell the teacher to do some research on forced socialism. It works out the same way. Everyone benefits off the backs of the ones that care enough to do the work. As a teacher myself, I have given collaberative projects but the grades are never collective grades. Students are each given parts that are their responsibility. If someone fails to do their part, it never effects the grades of the other group members. Members also fill out response surveys on the work ethic of the other members and have a mechanism to report issues before the project is due so I can intervene when needed.



And another post from this group:

I learned that they pulled my daughter out of class, along with a few others who “missed” the STARR last year, and made them sit in a class and answer 25 questions. When she got back to class, the teacher called on her to answer a problem they went over while she was in the other room 😡. When she didn’t know the answer the teacher got snippy with her and made her cry. She sat there telling me this while crying again. What is my recourse on this? Can they continue to pull her from class with all of these ridiculous actions? She is in the 7th grade.


And yet another post from this group from someone from Medina Valley ISD, La Coste Elementary:

On Tuesday, my 3rd grade daughter came home and started asking about the “STAAR test I told her she didn’t have to take”, I told told her it’s not a test, it’s an assessment and she isn’t taking it. Said her teacher told her she had to, and my little dynamite told her but my mom said I’m not taking it. Teacher then proceeded to tell her how her mom was wrong, she does have to take it. So I told my baby nope, she isn’t, not to worry, and if her teacher wants to discuss it any further tell her to email me… no email, ok we’re good.

Last night, my daughter asks me if the police have her daddy’s phone# and know how to reach him (dad and I are divorced and I have custody). I tell her I don’t know and ask why, she says just in case I’m arrested… I ask for what, at first laughing, then she tells me her teacher told her if I broke the law and tried keeping her from taking the STAAR test, I’ll be arrested! Beyond livid!!!!!! Told my daughter I cannot be arrested for something that isn’t illegal. I knew being the first parent in this district would be fun…


And some replies to this post:

Did I seriously just read what I think I read. I’ve heard of teachers and principals saying some insane stuff about STARR, but wtf this is a whole new level of low!!! Plz continue to give us follow ups.


Sadly it isn’t a new level of low. Every year a few idiotic teachers or administrators actually think that threatening jail over STAAR is a good strategy to get parents/kids on board with their vision of assessment.


wow. Well this is a first for me seeing it. This is insane.


Even if it were true it is unsafe and unhealthy to randomly tell a child something like that. It is a part of the professional code for a reason.
It is scary what a child can be told behind our backs. This group has helped me to really take control of my child and remind him that I am his parent and not the school. We had a non STAAR related situation where my child could have been severely hurt had I not taught him that. He bypassed the bus drivers authority and trusted my voice in his head thank God. Bus driver was fired.


As wrong as the teacher was I would keep it to the facts and professional at all times and document everything. You still want your daughter to be respectful and we have make sure we are too or we loose all credibility. Most teachers are not happy with teaching to STAAR (I don’t know of any) and will help your daughter and probably even agree with you, silently.
This teachers approach was shameful and I think it would best to put your daughter in another class. I just think both sides should communicate ahead of time in the future to help the teacher be prepared. It’s probably hard for the teachers if the child is announcing this in front of everyone because she has to do her job and unfortunately STAAR is how the teacher is graded too. Which may have brought out her snarky side (still not ok) just a thought.


There’s a time for respect and there is a time to protect your kid. And do I care if my kid is respectful to a piece of crap teacher who would tell her that I am going to be arrested for exercising my parental rights? That’s rhetorical. Compliant little sheep is what they want and Texas parents have been playing that role for 40 years.


I’m sorry, but I just keep getting madder about this. She’s teaching in Texas, in a school district that’s a majority Hispanic, in a year where ICE raids and parents being arrested and detained while their children are in school is something happening regularly. On what planet is it ok to use “your parents will be arrested” in a classroom where there very well may be kids who are already absolutely petrified that they might come home one day and find their parents gone. Fuck this woman.


I know. I keep replaying this in my head. I worked in a school before this ICE mess when two kids went home to find their parents gone. ICE forgot to notify CPs of the kids. Luckily the bus driver on a hunch brought them back to the school.
We are our childrens safe place and no teacher has any right to violate this. It creates a place if fear and distrust in the children that robs them of innocence. No piece of paper is worth my childs innocence.


This happened with my son when he was in 3rd grade as well. The teacher told him that if he didn’t take the STAAR, they were going to close the school. I had never had a problem with school anxiety until then. Now, it’s almost impossible to get him to like anything about school, and it’s been 6 years! Thankful I homeschool now!



Here is a post that was shared in the California anti-radical sex ed group:

In case you weren’t aware. This are now the bills passed in California.

AB262 – allows California public health officer to enact martial law during an outbreak. An outbreak is 3 or more.

AB283- forced parents to either vaccinate or be fined from their CALWORKS benefits even if their child is not in school

SB276- removes the relationship of Dr and patient, puts our children into a database and puts our children’s medical records in the hands of the state.

AB329 – sex Ed mandatory curriculum starting in pre k. Identifies 15 different genders (4th grade oral sex (8th grade) anal sex and fisting)

AB499 allows for 12 year olds to make medical decisions for themselves and stops parents from having access to their medical records. The decisions for abortion , contraceptives and vaccines including the flu shot and gardasil (hpv) would be in the hands of a child

Eventually there will one law you’re not comfortable with and you now will no longer have the right to opt out. Best choice – privately homeschool and leave the system

*for info on the sex Ed please join Informed Parents Of CA


And here are some replies to this post:

There is an entire section about making parents aware of the scope of education and I can tell you I was not made aware by the school or district.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billCompareClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB329


Yes, key word privately homeschool. Even these charter school plus homeschool hybrid programs which are so popular here will be affected and soon. They already want your vaccine records when you apply to be part of them. For now, they will accept a blank record, but not for long. I’m afraid for the time private homeschoolers are gone after as well!


Before long people will have to have permission to leave the state.


Actually there was something in the works but never saw the light of day, where it was being considered that if you sold your home in California and were moving out of state, you would pay an inflated fee/tax on the proceeds of that sale. I am not sure what happened but I wouldn’t be surprised if the idea is still alive and kicking in some legislators head.


effective Oct 1, 2020, we’ll have to have a “Real ID” to board domestic flights as our CA driver’s license will not be sufficient. That’s kind of already controlling leaving the state. We either have to get a real ID or passport to fly domestically.


CT state law prohibits parents from child records at age 13. As a nurse I find this incredibly irresponsible and a violation of parental rights. As a mom it just truly pisses me right off. A we yr old doesn’t have the cognitive ability to make adult decisions.


can the child give permission to the parent to view the records?


yes, they have to sign a medical release form.


The child needs to sign off. It is unbelievable, the state is backing door a clear violation of parental rights.


I had to sign papers and read and sign them and stated to the nurse at Yale ( they are the only show in town as well, not a fan of medical manoppolies either ) I state that you do know that a 13 yr old is not able to make a medical decision and this is a clear violation of parental rights. And she fought me and gave me that, well we need them to be able to share with us vital information. B.S. they need time alone to force crap in a minor. It is appalling and not sound medicine at all.


ct is next. They have already begun the movement just like California and NY


This is so scary! I cannot believe how blind people are


If I had children or grandchildren that live in California.. I would encourage them to move out of that crazy state.. I do have a niece and her husband and son who live there and other family on my husband side … These laws are crazy…


i think California is just the springboard. If we don’t stand up all together they will bulldoze all states.
This agenda is global, have you heard? Probably not a lot bc the media is controlled by the industry so it’s hard to get real news through…


I haven’t read every single comment yet, but I want to clarify, as bad as AB329 is, it does not mandate teaching the acts noted in the post. The recommend framework does, but that isn’t required by law. The districts must choose a framework. That is why parents are fighting at the district level. AB329 passed in 2016. The framework has to be adopted this school year. That’s why it’s in the news now. People have finally seen the recommendations. The suggested resources do teach the acts listed. It’s unbelievable what the teaching materials consider normal and safe!


The whole 12 year old independent issues was something I had while living there. My child was sick and I couldn’t have access to her medical records because she was 13. She had to sign for me to see anything. I think a 13 year old shouldn’t have to sign papers that state her mother has access to her records.

when we moved to Florida, we had to get her records from her rheumatologist. She had to sign for them and they handed them to her. She was 15 by then, but I found it ridiculous.



An update on the brave CA teacher who refused to teach the evil sex ed:

He met with the principle and some board members and he said it went ok. He basically told them they could move him to a desk job but that he wasn’t going to teach this curriculum. He retires this year. It’s devastating when you see a teacher of 35 years being put through this. We are waiting to see what their decision is. We don’t want his name out there. This is very serious and he wouldn’t want any attention brought to this situation. Please just pray. Thank you.


If New York can do this to private schools and get away with it, other states will follow: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/september/new-york-moves-to-force-its-values-on-religious-schools-parochial-school-leaders-and-homeschool-families-alarmed?cpid=%3AID%3A-35347-%3ADT%3A-2019-09-13-10%3A44%3A36-%3AUS%3A-SW1-%3ACN%3A-CP1-%3APO%3A-NC1-%3AME%3A-SU1-%3ASO%3A-FB1-%3ASP%3A-NW1-%3APF%3A-TX1-


Watch out in Township High School District 211 in Illinois. They’re letting boys in the girls’s rooms! https://illinoisfamily.org/education/largest-illinois-high-school-district-opposes-single-sex-locker-rooms/


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

“There’s been a seismic shift in preschool and kindergarten goals.” Earlier is not better.
https://thenationalpulse.com/commentary/new-preschool-changes-hurting-children-crippling-achievement/


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

Hi everyone

I have a question, my grandson attends a preschool for special needs as 3 year old at a local elementary school here in The Ontario-Montclair school district in Southern California. Once he is registered for school in two more years he will attend kindergarten at the same location

It seems my daughter has either picked up my grandson late or dropped him off late as well as had him miss school because of his health issues. She’s provided doctors’ notes but the school is advising they need to do an in-home inspection to verify he does live here.
Is this something Legal considering he’s only in preschool and it’s not mandatory?

The school advised it was for a wellness check and will continue to drop in until he is in school on a regular basis as well as not picked up or dropped off Late. I advised my daughter to get him on the bus system so they can pick them up here to show he does live at my property


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Khan Academy is now selling its services to districts — though there is little concrete evidence of Khan Academy’s ability to help students academically.
IMO, Khan wants access to more student data. It appears that Khan doesn’t just want in the classroom, KHAN WANTS TO REPLACE THE CLASSROOM.


And another post from her:

California lawmaker behind an industry-backed bill to narrow the state’s landmark Privacy Act is married to a top executive at Ring, the Amazon-owned tech company in the thick of a national debate over consumer data and government surveillance, according to ethics disclosures reviewed by POLITICO.

https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2019/09/15/california-tech-privacy-ring-1496125?__twitter_impression=truell


And some replies to this post:

Ring is Amazon owner???


yep and giving surveillance data to police.


What do you know about the guys who started this leg? From what I’ve read about it, I’m underwhelmed. There’s no whistleblower provision and nothing about schools… seems like they took care not to touch the Golden Goose.


CACPA is hugely strong in some areas. But the AG enforcement got so messy, that’s why they are amending. I honestly wonder why NO ONE touches k-12 or even higher ed privacy. They all (falsely) think FERPA protects?


IDK. I think it’s strange too. Maybe they don’t know the extent of it.


I have approached many of these privacy “experts” about the edtech invasion and huge privacy issues– they deflect and move on.



And yet another post from her:

Parents, did you know this was in Colorado schools? Greeley
“Upcoming upgrades include the ability to identify guns and read people’s expressions, a capability not currently part of Avigilon’s systems. “It’s almost kind of scary,” Tait said. “It will look at the expressions on people’s faces and their mannerisms and be able to tell if they look violent.”
[ correction: it IS scary.]

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/09/15/ai-powered-cameras-school-shootings-greeley/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Here is a post from a South Carolina anti-Common Core group:

Please share helpful information for this South Carolina Parent:

“After 5 years of using the same math curriculum, my daughter’s private Christian elementary school changed the math curriculum over the summer without informing the parents. Because of the hurricane, last week was really the first week of school and this is a recent discovery for me. The school is now using Sadlier math. There are two Sadlier math books, one marked common core and one not marked common core that appears to nearly identical in content to the common core book. My daughter, who was a math whiz last year, now hates her math homework and I actually can’t understand these concepts myself, even though I have advanced degrees. I created a firestorm with the school administrator by posting about the new book on my daughter’s class page. The administrator denies the book is common core, but it clearly is, even though it’s not stamped Common core on the front cover. When we enrolled our daughter in this school 2 years ago, they assured me they would not be using common core materials. Can you offer any insight into this curriculum or open this topic up for discussion. I am meeting with the administrator tomorrow. Thanks in advance for your help.”


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

Human capital and Artificial Intelligence. Explosive growth and profits. HolonIQ’s Smart Estimate™ for Total Global Education Expenditure is $8 trillion for 2025.

While the formal sector is not expected to change significantly over that period, Education Technology Expenditure, fueled by Artificial Intelligence (AI), is expected to double, reaching $341 billion by 2025, evidenced by the aggressive acceleration in venture capital invested through 2018, which reached a record $8 billion.

Education focused AI expenditure itself is estimated to be a $6 billion market by 2025.

“Gradually, then suddenly.

That’s how we expect education technology adoption to change through to 2025,” explained Maria Spies, Co-Founder and Managing Director, HolonIQ. “We estimate that the speed of digitisation in education will overtake healthcare, due primarily to the build-up in capability over the past 10 years, and fueled by explosive growth in artificial intelligence with China, the US and India taking the lead on innovation.”

https://www.holoniq.com/topics/ar/global-education-technology-market-reach-341b-2025/


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

WARNING TEXAS PARENTS! This is the reality of Mental Health legislation SB 11/10, SB 504, and HB 18, passed in the last session. DO NOT TAKE THESE SURVEYS from your child’s school. Below is a link to a survey sent out to Little Elm High School parents.
Parents are beginning to understand…

  1. This could be used to get “permission”… as this survey has parents name/email attached. So by answering questions – “my student’s needs” — therein lies a potential issue.
  2. Who has access to the data collected?
  3. Where is that data stored? In the Cloud? Who owns that cloud?
  4. Will the data collected be used for research? Who is profiting off that research?
  5. Will the data collected on my child go into his/her permanent file? Who has access to that file?

“The LEHS counseling team would like to learn more about student needs so we can continue to work to design programs that help support our students throughout the year, and we value your parent perspective in this process, as well. We invite you to complete the survey at…” https://tinyurl.com/lehsparents2019


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

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The Clarion Project, a watchdog group known for its groundbreaking documentaries on extreme ideologies, compiled a report this month revealing the billions of dollars that colleges and universities in America have taken from foreign entities — including adversarial states.
The Clarion Project launched its probe into foreign investment and influence in the American education system after the Department of Education (DOE) announced in June it was investigating Georgetown University and Texas A&M University “as part of a broader push to monitor international money flowing to American colleges,” the Associated Press reported.

Using data the DOE has collected based on a federal law that requires colleges to report contracts and donations of $250,000 or more, Clarion issued a report this month that revealed that, since 2012, these institutions have received more than $10 billion from these foreign entities.

Qatar – which, according to the U.S. State Department, has made gains in fighting terrorism but still hosts entities that sponsor and support terrorism – is at the top of the list with a staggering $1.4 billion dollars given to 28 universities, including $350,874,324 to Georgetown and $376,325,840 to Carnegie Mellon University.

Despite these sky-high figures, Ryan Mauro, director of Intelligence and a Shillman Fellow with the Clarion Project, told Breitbart News that, based on his investigation, the DOE statistics may not tell the whole story on foreign influence.

“These numbers are hard to fathom, but they are likely only the tip of the iceberg,” Mauro said. “There are two other figures we don’t have: The amount that the schools aren’t disclosing to the Education Department as required and the amount funneled by foreign entities using fronts.”

“For example, the Iranian regime used a front named the Alavi Foundation to funnel money to universities,” Mauro told Breitbart News. “Because that’s a U.S.-based organization, those amounts from Iran are not in the records.”

“Muslim Brotherhood fronts with ties to terrorism, such as the International Institute of Islamic Thought, are also able to donate to universities without the transfers showing up in these Education Department records,” Mauro said.

Mauro pointed to Clarion’s investigations into this issue, including an expose released in 2018 on how the Muslim Brotherhood has successfully used a front called the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) to fund, engage and train academics. The expose included a long list of professors tied to IIIT:

IIIT is a known entity of the Muslim Brotherhood, a foreign organization sponsored by foreign governments. IIIT has been investigated and nearly prosecuted for its links to foreign terrorist groups including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. IIIT is known to have received significant foreign funding.

But, because IIIT is based in the U.S. and is (supposedly) a completely independent entity, its donations are not included in the Education Department records of foreign donations to universities and colleges.

“In some cases, the funding comes via government-tied entities with known links to subversion, spying, terrorism and extremist ideology,” the executive summary of Clarion’s latest report states. “For example, the terror-linked Qatar Foundation donated a jaw-dropping $33 million to Georgetown University in 2018.”

The June AP report revealed that, in regards to Georgetown and A&M, “records being sought by investigators go far beyond Qatar, and include dealings with China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, and specific companies in those nations.”

“Investigators ordered both schools to disclose funding from Huawei or ZTE, the Chinese tech giants that some U.S. officials call a threat to national security,” AP reported. “Georgetown is being asked to detail money it received from any sources in Saudi Arabia or Russia, including Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity company.”

But these schools are just two of dozens of U.S. schools taking money from these and other foreign entities.

Clarion complied the countries with the largest donations:

Rounding out the top 13 countries after Qatar are: China — $680 billion to 87 schools; Saudi Arabia — $649.9 billion to 63 schools; United Arab Emirates — $230.9 billion to 32 schools; Russia — $99 billion to 13 schools; Kuwait — $65.7 billion to 17 schools; Iraq — $44 billion to four schools; Turkey — $37.7 billion to 15 schools; Lebanon — $5.7; Pakistan — $4.8 billion to five schools; Venezuela — $3 billion to two schools; Syria — $1 billion to Johns Hopkins University; and $1 billion to Harvard University since 2017.

The 87 schools China donates billions to include California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the New York and New Jersey Institutes of Technology, and Harvard, Princeton, and Yale.

Russia also donates to some of the elite colleges in the U.S., including Cal Tech, MIT, Stanford, and Yale.

You can read the entire list of countries and schools here.

While the list itself is stunning, Mauro said it begs a question that should have an answer because of national security implications.

“Here’s the key question we need to be answered for every transaction: What are these governments getting in return?” Mauro said. “Do we really believe they make these donations because they care so much about the wellbeing of American universities and colleges? Of course not.”

“It’s been well-documented how China is funding universities to establish Confucius Institutes,” Mauro said. “The expressed purpose of these is to act as bases for ideological warfare by shaping the views of American students.”

“We have to assume that the other governments hostile to the West see the same opportunities,” Mauro said.

Confucius Institutes are billed as cultural organizations on foreign college campuses that the Communist Party of China funds to help create cultural links abroad and expose international students to Chinese history, language, and culture. In reality, the institutes serve to indoctrinate students in Communist Party propaganda and pressure the international universities they inhabit to toe the party line, attacking anyone who dares criticize the Communist Party or acknowledge realities that Beijing refuses to accept, such as the independence of Taiwan or the illegality of China’s occupation of the South China Sea.

The Clarion report also provides more details about why the countries listed in the DEO data, specifically those with dubious standings on terrorism, should make answering the questions Mauro proposed seem urgent.

• Saudi Arabia: Former CIA case officer Robert Baer, wrote in his book Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Its Soul for Saudi Crude: “Saudi money also seeped into the bureaucracy. Any Washington bureaucrat with a room-temperature IQ knows that if he stays on the right side of the kingdom, one way or another, he’ll be able to finagle his way to feed at the Saudi trough. A consulting contract with Aramco, a chair at American University, a job with Lockheed—it doesn’t matter.

• Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has become one of the main patrons of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas and is allied with Qatar. He is also improving Turkey’s relationships with Iran and Russia at the expense of its relationships with the U.S. and other NATO members. Turkey supports a variety of Sunni extremists, including affiliates of Al-Qaeda, and has been accused of assisting ISIS. Since 2012, Turkey has reportedly been one of the top financial supporters of Hamas, with Erdogan arranging for the transfer of $250-300 million to the terrorist group annually.

• The Chinese government’s massive influence operations on U.S. college campuses is now getting mainstream media attention due to numerous exposes regarding China’s establishment of over 100 Confucius Institutes on campuses across the country. The Chinese Ministry of Education uses an affiliate named Hanban to transfer this funding. Hanban provides the materials, chooses the activities, and selects the directors and teachers who oversee each Confucius Institute.

Details about other countries are included in the Clarion report.

“These governments don’t have unlimited cash,” Mauro told Breitbart News. “The only reason they’d keep making these donations is if they are very satisfied with the results.”

“What are those results? How are these donations advancing their agendas? And why don’t we, the American people, know what’s happening?” Mauro said,

“My hope is that alumni, faculty, students, and researchers will take the next steps to demand answers from these universities and colleges,” Mauro said.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/09/15/exclusive-china-russia-other-foreign-states-given-u-s-universities-10-billion


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

I just read an article promoting the need for more psychologists in public schools. The article goes on to make the argument that “we” can afford to place armed police officers in schools, yet “we” aren’t paying for schools to have armies of psychologists in the schools to treat “the whole child”.

Jail? Psyche ward? Or both?

What happened to public schools where there is a tax payer funded need for armed officers and psychologists?

Why aren’t educrats, progressives, and bleeding hearts writing articles on this question????

Why aren’t there more articles looking at the causes and who facilitates the causes (and there are many), before we are nudged into supporting and paying for more predetermined leftist solutions that create even more problems that requires even more leftist “remedies”?

My opinion:

Leftist policies have created massive psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems in school age children. Rather than removing these policies, the leftist powers that be only double down on them and refocus blame in some other direction. Then they impose more authoritarian, soul crushing, mind manipulating rules & regulations.

Questions:

If a child needs to be controlled by an armed police officer and/or school psychologists, is it possible there is a different and more suitable placement other than the local public school for this child????

Must all children in the public school be subjected to these “interventions” because a few children present a real danger to themselves and others?

Are we “controlling the herd” by legitimately trying to control the few who are uncontrollable?

When do we face the obvious question? Are public school children being turned into either inmates or patients?

Conclusion:

There has to be a better way.


And some replies to this post:

I 100% agree with you. It is typical of Leftist groupthink to not realize, or be held accountable for, the problems they create and then believe they are capable of solving them… and they are not. How did we ever make it through school with no armed security, minimal guidance counselors (in HS only) and some of us with target rifles locked in our cars in the parking lot? I guess we weren’t being treated as “whole children”, huh?


Texas is doing it Glad I got these out

having two special kids I can tell you why. They bill medicaid Mine use to go to Behavior Modification Class (BMC) for help with their school work. They gave them treats to eat and drink and because a Licensed Social Worker or Counselor was there they billed medicaid lots of money

They had people come in and do testing for a week on my kids They said boy IQ was 115 Just had him tested outside of school His IQ is 58 They just kept passing him on and billing medicaid Best thing is this Psychologist agrees with his Psychiatrist that taking him out of school was the best thing I could have done. Psychiatrist told me 95% of his children are out of public school

Home school your children If you have Internet you have everything a Teacher does


The better way is to remove this corrupt system which has replaced education with sociological nonsense and get back to basics. If a student can see personal accomplishment and further hope thru real learning, they will be better prepared for the real world. No graduate today is able to reason with the contemporary culture, rather just fall in line with it. The clock is ticking….


Schools are scary today ,but try talk , to a teacher about it , most just follow along.Untill they are retired


Classic government employees; and that is a big part of the problem. Tenure, for K-12 teachers, needs to be reformed, and perhaps scrapped altogether. That would be a good place to start.


The teachers, (usually older) who understand what is happening, fight for the kids as long as they can and then they either give up, retire, or the system pushes them out through intimidation or penalties.


Yes,the schools don’t like teacher that question the system


Not at all, they crucify them. I watched it happen to a friend, a state award winning teacher that fought against Common Core. She was mocked and intimidated by school personnel and even some parents to the point that it almost destroyed her.


Yes,I had a friend that the same thing happen ,teachers and all because she didn’t agree with the system .She left and taught on line for nursing instead


“All” those who mocked and intimidated her had some kind of financial reward. It is the only way they get people to behave “their” way, unless of course it’s blackmail.


I’ve seen it happen to many.


I would rather return to pre-1998 public education systems, with local control. CT is a mess additionally with their Kindergarten enrollment age.


Get the federal government out of schools, colleges and all learning institutions. Abolish the DOE and Common Core. Empower elected school boards and opt for charter schools. For now the only choice is home schooling.


Get private interests and NGO’s out of education. Pandering to special interests destroys everything. There are no standards because the standards have been expanded to accommodate everything. The entire institution of education has become watered down to have no substance at all. Just fads and appeasement.
The expectations have been lowered to just showing up and surviving the system.


Charter schools are public schools but with no local control.


I thought charter schools were managed locally. I am wrong?


Many, if not most, charter schools have franchises and have their schools in multiple states. The charter schools have appointed boards, not locally elected board members. Charter schools are funded by state & federal tax dollars and the fed DOE has been pushing to expand charters in order to make charters fully accountable to the federal government. But because charter schools are considered public schools, charter schools must abide by all fed rules, regulations, policies, and “Dear Colleague” letters (such as 0bama’s transgender policy demanding transgenders be allowed in alternate sex bathrooms, locker rooms, and other private spaces).


Good to know. Damn, I thought they were local and union free. Thanks!


And Charters are no better if they accept federal funding.


Public schools, on average, receive about $400 per child on medication, whether that is for psychological issues or medical issues. This gave the school incentive to claim damn near every child is ADHA or borderline personality discorder. Since psychologist and psychiatrist make their money based on full client rosters and referrals, it is in their financial interest to align with school suggestions. The medications that are often given to these children for psychiatric issues are often unnecessary and a worse, long term detrimental to the child. Ever heard of MK Ultra? If you think that testing stopped, you are a fool..it has just gone large scale through the school systems. Your children are being used as guinea pigs in a social experiment that has gone awry and causing major harm. Now, with the allowance of additional dollars to schools through Medicade for children in remedial or special classes, the incentive increases to label any child as disfunctional and seldom are the tests correct in diagnosing the issues. Get your kids out of public schools and if you are not financially capable of homeschooling, either re-align your priorities or become deeply involved in the school system in order to limit their damage or change their culture.


HEAR, HEAR! They are drugging and indoctrinating. I have had personal experience with this. They nearly killed my grandson.


When will they learn discipline, not pills , is the answer.


perhaps when parents practice it at home and demand it in the classrooms.


If parents practiced it at home, if parents accepted the responsibilities of parenting rather than transferring their responsibilities to the schools (and the state), then almost all of the bs, inane, and harmful policies and “services” would not, could not be implemented.
Society as a whole suffers from learned helplessness and stunted development.


Did I read that right? “Treat the whole child”? Our schools were never meant to be mental hospitals and are not meant to “treat” anyone for anything. There is a vast difference between education and indoctrination and we need to keep indoctrination OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS!


You read it right. Treating the “whole child” is all the rage right now. Mental, emotional, and behavioral manipulation.


Social emotional learning SEL is the rage…..they want complete control of our children! 😡



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

I am not yet able to articulate how I feel about this. My child has an IEP that states when he is to get accommodations. No where in that IEP does it make an exception for i-Ready. We are in Seminole county.

“by district directive, we are not to provide the accommodations of questions and answer choices read aloud to students for this baseline test. At the end of the school year, the district directive is to provide those accommodations. The diagnostic provides a learning path for each student, based on the student’s unique responses to the first assessment.”


And another post from this group:

Did anyone else know that every child’s iready login includes their child’s SSN? 😡😤


And some replies to this post:

we did not provide ss numbers when we registered.. i would contact school immediately]


same for me! We didn’t provide that info


We didn’t give our social security either.


This is not the case at our school. They use birthdate or student numbers not socials


Ours is not. It’s student ID


No one provided it it’s part of their passwords


that doesn’t not seem ethical. I’d call the school on that


I have, I’m waiting on a call back . I requested all my daughters personal identification data to be deleted from the system immediately


you will need to contact curriculum associates immediately asking all data on your child be deleted. Most IReady info is uploaded to CA at midnight each night. Please make sure to ask that any info CA shared wether shared or sold to a third party is also deleted


The iready tech support guy told me it is the same used for all students
First initial, day of birth, last initial, last 4 of social


luckily it’s not the whole social but I can see why you might feel upset about this.


This is Manatee district but when you registered you would have filled out a form like this in your district

https://fl02202357.schoolwires.net/cms/lib/FL02202357/Centricity/Domain/1133/PRC-Student_SSN_Collection_Form_English.pdf


I didn’t give my kids social.


Seminole County is student number or it is at our elementary school.


For outs in elementary it’s the students last name and year of birth. In middle school it’s the student id



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

I’ve been digging for a few months trying to find out which curriculum is being taught in our state of WV. I found an interesting newsletter from 2015. Willa Marth from PP and Beth Reis, creator of the FLASH curriculum. I’m basically all alone digging into this stuff and exposing it but parents just don’t seem to care or believe me? Rights, Respect, Responsibility… FLASH… Draw the Line, Respect the Line are just a few of the curricula I’ve found being taught. What do I get parents involved? I feel so alone in this, it’s depressing.


And a reply to this post:

Keep going friend I have a few friends In Battleground WA who is fighting the FLASH curriculum



And another post from this group:

This is a post from a parent in Arizona. The intrusion and overreach is not confined to California.
There is absolutely nothing appropriate about this assignment in any case scenario. Parents should not tolerate this type of intrusion.

Public schools have already blurred the lines between their main purpose which was to be academic institutions and our purpose as parents. We can see that the lines have been blurred by the fact that parents were not immediately troubled enough about this assignment to refuse to answer these questions.

When we start to try to justify this type of intrusions we have already started to believe that the public school system has a right to be involved in our personal lives. They don’t . Schools need to go back to focusing on academics and raise the ridiculously low test scores and stay out of our personal and social lives.

This assignments was given in a third grade class.


And some replies to this post:

Outrageous …I would return it with…before my child tells you his or her personal life at home please give us your personal answers to these questions other wise take your paper and use it the next time you need to wipe.


My son was given an assignment like this 30+ yrs ago. This is nothing new. I fought this battle back then. Sex Ed was just beginning to be taught at middle school level. My son said he learned more about how to use a condom than to abstain and how to use drugs and get away with it than staying away from them.


I think I would need more context before I find this objectionable. What class was it being done for – was this a turned in sheet or did it just get checked off as done. For example if this was a cultural class – where they are talking discussing backgrounds … it would be appropriate to think about and acknowledge your own background. Not everything is nefarious. This would be inappropriate if say it was handed out in a Math or English class or was collected by the teacher as a getting to know you excercise. But there is some educational value in those questions being asked. Again I think context is key.


most kids will be handed an assignment to do and just do it, then tell their parents about it later. By then, the damage has been done! Yes, there are circumstances where some of those questions are relevant to a discussion, but it is still programming your child to give info that is no one else’s business!


this was an assignment given to 3rd grade students. IMO there is no justifiable reason to have a third grade child answer these questions.


excuse me! This is way too invasive, and well beyond simply cultural class discussions. With the bias being shown against Conservative Christian families in our corrupt school system, this is potential fodder to fuel abuse. If you want to know I’d my child is Irish, or Norwegian, I have no problem. However, this questionnaire is infringing on personal privacy, and should not be given to children, but to parents, to decide what they care to divulge or not.


I don’t think a third grader could discern when to answer vaguely.
These questions are nobody’s business, especially at this age. Maybe, maybe, upper junior high or high school.


Are you a member of an ethnic group? Isn’t everyone?


this is not homework this is a SURVEY/POLL for one of their crazy cooked schemes.


The school is gathering information about your children, just in case they need it for CPS or something.


I remember answering questions like this as a child in ps all the time I always felt it was so strange. Now looking back this is so extreme this should be an adult survey that people agree to take not focused upon students who don’t even know why they have to do this.



Here is a post from the Texas anti-testing group:

Why exactly does the school feel they need this information? I filled it out last year but now I’m wondering why. What is it really for?


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

My daughters school says no one in Duval county has or can opt out of iready so if you can please list your school and grade in Duval county if they have made such accommodations for you?


And here is a reply to this post:

Do you want me to tag you in posts on opt out Duval? I saw there is a [name redacted] from Duval who said she opts out of iReady. Schools are full of it. I was told the same of FSA when I first moved here and testing coordinator was all over me when I mentioned it in conferences.



And another post from this group:

Sarasota County peeps… which schools are you opting out of iReady.

We know admin likes to lie, but I have a couple of friends who are being told no one opts out of iReady and we know good and well that’s not true.

I’ll start in the comments.


And some replies to this post:

Woodland Middle 8th grade.


It’ll be at Pineview when I get a chance to get there


Imagine NP – kindergartn



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

Passing along information, our home school charter school (Inspire Charter) sent a letter informing us of the CHYA curriculum for 8th and 9th graders. The letter included the link to the curriculum. It also included information on how to submit a letter if you would like your child to be excused from the curriculum. Mind you, the parents are being asked to teach this curriculum to begin with. Even though, it is all up to me as the parent, I will still be excusing my daughter formally with a letter. I will cover all of this education in our own way and on our own timeline.


And some replies to this post:

I’m glad we have a choice 😊


We are with inspire as well. Last year a letter was sent out regarding the same things and it was simple to opt out. I’m so glad we are able to make these choices this way. If I went and sent my kids to our districts school. We wouldn’t be able to be sure they aren’t learning something we don’t want them to! Even if we opted out. Our values and morals are what we want our kids to learn. Not someone else’s or a states agenda for them!


Ocean Grove charter school too. My kids are to young still, but I worry when they are old enough there will be no opt out. Praying I’m wrong.


We are with River Springs Charter and they have arranged it the same way. The Sex Ed stuff at our particular location is done at home, online, under supervision of the parent on one of my daughter’s home school days. I will still opt out as I have already taken it upon myself to teach this stuff to her.



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

Hello I have two children in elementary school and never knew I could opt my kids out of iready. I haven’t been opposed to this program as my oldest son seems to enjoy it. Tonight before bed, my daughter told me she had to miss recess today along with her class because they had to go to the computer lab to get their iready minutes in for the day/week or whatever… I was a little irritated because she’s being punished by missing recess. Missing recess just doesn’t sit well with me.


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

Under the guise of mental health, a web of mind-control is being spun around all children in the USA.

https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/education/school-resumes-in-rapid-city-with-renewed-focus-on-mental/article_21f23baa-be64-5462-92c9-af76f8ac666d.html


Heads up in NY. New red flag laws allows schools to come and take your guns: https://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25919881&bcid=25919881&rssid=25919871&item=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.edweek.org%2Fv1%2Few%2Findex.html%3Fuuid%3DC4D35746-D87E-11E9-990C-8AF258D98AAA&cmp=soc-edit-fb


Looks like SJW indoctrination is taking its toll on medical schools: https://www.frc.org/updatearticle/20190918/med-students


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

Thanking you for letting me join My son in p.r.i.d.e he’s 6 year old (7 in nov) and is autistic sensory processing disorder behavioral problems in 1st grade. We’re working on doing a review IEP meeting and I told Lady In Charge today that I want to opt out of i ready she thought I was joking and told me that District uses it for testing and I told her no I’m serious I want to opt out and she says she never even heard of that and she would have to look it up. He spends 25 minutes in the morning on reading work/i ready on the computer and 25 minutes in the afternoon a math work/ i ready on the computer they don’t help him at the school like his last school. They told me they can’t so he tested way below first grade standards he’s never done the testing by himself. it’s always a fight he has such a hard time with reading i ready
Are there any forms or laws that can help me opt out of i ready im so over it


Here is a post from the Christian Law Association page:

Our attorneys were called by a concerned public school parent after discovering her child’s science teacher had put up a display questioning the validity of Noah’s Ark. Our attorneys assured this parent that this teacher was absolutely violating the law – it is illegal to denigrate the religion of any student. Contact our ministry for your specific situation.


High school cheerleaders punished for supporting Trump: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/33432-high-school-cheerleaders-disciplined-for-posing-with-trump-maga-banner


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

Texas parents!! It is time to say… No!
This is a lesson for 6th grade in Austin ISD.
Question: Are the teachers showing this video licensed Child Psychologist?

Not only is this a complete violation of parental rights, and NOT the role of the school to promote, this is a disaster waiting to happen.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 15 to 24 and the third leading cause of death among youth aged 10 to 14 (CDC, 2010). Among youth who identify as sexual minorities, the likelihood of death by suicide has been estimated to be two to seven times greater than the likelihood of death by suicide among heterosexual youth (Haas et al., 2011). Haas et al. suggest that such a range exists because records of death rarely include a person’s sexual orientation. More precise data exist on the prevalence of suicidal ideation among sexual minority youth, however, with twice as many reporting a desire or intent to die when compared to heterosexual youth (King et al., 2008).”

Did you know- One of the most controversial hires by Tx Commissioner of Ed Mike Morath was AJ Crabill, Deputy of Governance of the TEA making $180k a year and whose highest attainment of education is a high school diploma See here https://womenonthewall.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Can-I-See-Morath.Crabill.pdf

From this link: http://bradleyosborn.com/200807_airick.pdf

“In 2008, West ran for, and won the at-large seat on the Kansas City, Mo., School Board. He says he is getting along with his fellow board members well, and he plans to set foot in every school in the district during his tenure.

One of the first things Kansas City, Mo., School Board Member Airick Leonard West wanted to discuss was his idea for adding transgender-inclusive language to the school district’s nondiscrimination policy. West wants to follow K.C. Councilwoman Beth Gottstein’s lead, and make discrimination based on gender identity/gender expression within the Kansas City, Mo., School District a thing of the past. The issue of broaching the gender identity/gender expression oversight was brought to West by one of his YLI delegates, Timothy Sallee. Another salient topic for West and his constituents is the return to community schools.”

I believe Airick West, now known as AJ Crabill was put in place to implement these policies.


Looks like NYC schools are letting kids skip class for climate protests: https://www.independentsentinel.com/communism-nyc-schools-send-kids-to-global-climate-protests/


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

Students in the Eco Club at Steamboat Springs High School plan to skip class Friday for a climate change strike.


Here are some posts from the California anti-radical sex ed group in regards to the sex ed sit out:

My kids school moved the awards ceremony “last minute” to this day….


E. Whittier, Orchard Dale Elementary – Kept both my kids home. Sister-in-law went to take her kids and said there were hardly any kids there. She decided to sit hers out too.


I Don’t Think Anyone At My Kids School Even Know About It Yet! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️


same, the few parents I reached didn’t really care. I kept my kid home.


I kept my kids home and posted for a week day and night on my facebook and Instagram..it stirred things up and got lots of parents phoning the school and district to find out what was up with our districts sex ed and what’s to come ..my elementary principal got word and sent a phone call and email out to parents to calm their worry .. I called my superintendent like I have a million times in 3 years with him never responding to me personally even once ..but today I did get a call from his assistant. We had a long conversation I told her my city of Carlsbad wants a statement from our superintendent and for him to speak up on why we see him proudly support LGBTQ community in all the schools and why there are rainbow LGBTQ posters in everyclass room in our middle school and why the LGBTQ club is going in to every class and inviting and enticing students to join ?!!! And informed her 4 teen boys have come to me with tears feeling uncomfortable and not safe ..we want the superintendent to make our kids safe and know where he stands. But as far as the sit out ..I don’t think many followed me .
But it did stir up worry and concern and conversations!!!


a success in OC! Watch is on cbs 2 and kcal 9


People knew about it here, word was spread on our local page, but people agreed with it 😦 Sad what are world has come to, what they think is okay. Some of the comments were:
Your kids dont want to learn that shit from you. You shouldn’t be talking to your kids about shit like that. That’s fucking weird.
Your child is going to end up pregnant.
They wlnt be teaching anything different now than they did before.
It didnt matter what you said, what proof you showed… Most just didn’t care because our law makers wouldn’t do “that”.


I gave 8 forms to parents to sign and turn in to the principle. 6 I know for sure we’re signed and turned in. We all stayed home today about 8 of us at least. This is for preschool. We only have about 12 students in class so this was big. We are at the Glendale school district


I was only able to sit out my elementary school kids bc my older kids said they HAD to go. But here’s what I typed in my reason.
Sexx Ed sit out
Because No children regardless of age or grade should be subjected to the new curriculum forced on the schools by the state mandates. More parents should be notified of it’s pornographic how to guide. Parents may opt out of course but many will not and then the kids who were opted out will still be subjected to the other kids sharing and story telling of what happened. The curriculum should be removed. Stick to basic body functions and reproductive organs, safe sex including abstinence. Not a how to guide for graphic porno style fetishes. If I showed these things to any kids in my home I’d go to jail for distribution of pornography.


I posted about it on my Facebook page and was inboxed with some very unkind messages… Many said they have no issues with the curriculum and would support it. 😫


I went to Riverside and joined that group. Parents, grandparents, kids, signs – wish I would have taken a picture! As we waved our signs, we got regular honks from cars along University. We all cheered the horn beepers. 🙂 We had 20-25 people. I wish there were more – next time!



Here is a post from a friend of mine:

It’s pretty shocking that MVP, a k-12 math provider, would sue a parent for being critical of its Common Core math curriculum. But did you know that MVP math has a partner called “Open Up Resources”? Open Up Resources is funded by some pretty wealthy folks…including millions from Bill Gates.

So MVP is suing a parent and Gates is funding MVP’s partner
Got it. SilencingParents


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

I want to view some curriculum that’s not online that my daughters school is using . I was told that i can have 30 minutes to view it & 15 minutes to talk it over with the teacher. Iam pretty sure there should be NO time limit on me viewing the curriculum? I was told d/t copyright laws I could not take pictures or copies of any material, thoughts ?


Watch out for those school surveys in Oakdale, Louisiana! https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/19/louisiana-parents-outraged-over-state-health-survey-asking-sexually-explicit-questions/


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

There is still time for people to apply for the workgroups that will decide Texas Health TEK Standards and Sex-Ed.

People we DO NOT want deciding the standards will be out in full force with this sick manual they are promoting for Texas schoolchildren –

http://tfn.org/sex-ed/Time-For-Change-TX-2019.pdf


It looks like 100 students have walked out of class at Clinton Rosette Middle School in Dekalb, Illinois as part of the “climate strike”: https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/middle-schoolers-skip-class-climate


Dozens of students also walked out in Springfield, Illinois for the “climate strike”: https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/interview-springfield-youth-rally-climate-change-policy


It’s best if you didn’t send your kids to San Diego State University, unless you want them to become future Epsteins: https://www.zerohedge.com/health/ohio-college-normalizes-pedophilia-sexual-orientation


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group from someone from Chico Unified School District in Chico, CA

Fellow parents in California…..Did anyone get a message from their School District that they will be marking kids absent who want to do the National Climate Strike walk out protest that happened yesterday 9/20? I got an email (in the comments) yesterday an hour before the event telling me if my child choose to go there would be no consequences given. Basically a free pass to ditch school?? At this strike there were voter registration booths for the 16 and 17 yr old attendees. The adult speakers were encouraging them to register. Also there were liberal candidates campaigning there and making political speeches to the impressionable teenager on how they support Climate Change and even signed a GND pledge. This was a complete political ploy on our youth.


And another post from this group:

Anyone from RUSD in Riverside? I want to chat about an issue I just discovered on our children’s chromebooks in Tk-5. I will be going to the district, but as you know, one parent complaining will do nothing. I would like to talk to you about what I found, have you find it for yourself, and ask you to join me in speaking to the district. I will be finding out on Monday who to voice our concerns too.

Sorry, I posted this yesterday morning and it was just approved today, and I have not been on Facebook today. The program is called “MyOn”. My daughter was logged on under her log in, I was not logged in under a parent mode. This is completely accessible by students to use independently and they are encouraged to use it at school during free time and at home for required reading and leisurely reading. When my daughter first told me about the program, it sounded interesting and I didn’t have an issue with it. It is an online library with thousands of books that is paid for by the district. Students can choose to read the book themselves or have the program read the book aloud, each word highlighting as it is read so they can follow along. Two days later she reads out loud, “All About Me”, “that sounds interesting”. I take the Chromebook from her so that I explore the books within this genre. This genre seems as though it has the potential to have touchy subject matter within it. My suspicion proved to be true. My daughter is in 2nd grade. There are children age 6-8 in her class with access to this information. One book was titled “The Night My Dad Went to Jail”. Now this book may be perfectly fine for certain 2nd graders, those whose fathers have gone to jail and the book is being read to them with a parent or a counselor. Not for the general 2nd grade population. There are other sex education books that are geared, in my opinion, towards 5th-7th grade WITH a parents permission AND guidance. These books INCLUDE pictures. The sex education books go in to more detail than I have taught my daughter because I don’t feel she needs to know anymore at this point. The district has taken it upon themselves to educate her without my permission. Another book series is in a Q&A format and talks about shoplifting, amongst other issues that 2nd graders do not have. There is also a title on HIV. Many of the titles say they are for grades 4-8. One: My child is in grade 2 and has access to them, why aren’t these titles being filtered out? Two: I do not want my child to have access to these even in grade 4. Three: That is a huge age range, a book with sexual education material for an 8th grader is currently available to our 2nd graders. I encourage you to check this out. If you disagree with this, please contact me so we can contact the district as a group.


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

How to get asked by the BYU administration to leave campus: Hand out pocket Constitutions on Constitution Day.

How not to get asked by the BYU administration to leave: Hand out rainbow bracelets and rainbow stickers on campus for “Rainbow Day” to protest the prophet.

Shows you where BYU is at right now.


And some replies to this post:

Well, gee golly. Good thing I haven’t been pressuring my kids to go there. So sad.


They have been denying the gospel for some time now


Similar crap happened when I was there from 2000-2008. They even kicked moms off campus who came to gather signatures for the Prop 8 petition in California.


I guess I’m lucky that I graduated in 1997, back when it was still a nice place to be. My experience was so awesome, just so much fun. It’s too bad that atmosphere doesn’t still exist for all of our kids.


well, I was chair of the College Republicans and every time we tried to do something political we got the whip cracked on us. I orchestrated the departure of the club from the student organization umbrella to the PoliSci department and that fixed a lot.


So I called BYU Administration and asked about this. What I was told was that no one can come on to campus and distribute pamphlets (or anything else) but if they are part of a group or club they can get approval to distribute pamphlets (or whatever else) but they can only distribute them in certain areas. That makes complete sense! I’m glad I called! 😊


We’ve tried to get conservative and libertarian groups approved on campus and have gone to all levels of the bureaucracy and have been stonewalled. The students are doing the best they can in the circumstances they are in.

When I was a student I tried to form a Young Americans for Freedom club at BYU. I went to BYU Clubs and was informed that BYUSA doesn’t allow political clubs. Then we tried to become a department club and emailed, requested, met with the department chair were informed that we didn’t need to have a YAF chapter or any other group because we had the College Republicans. Other students like those who attempted to start the TPUSA chapter, the students who tried to start a pro-life chapter last semester at BYU have had the same problems. The administration will allow feminist groups and Amnesty International to have groups because they’re “not political” but block non-partisan issue or philosophically based groups even when these groups have faculty members ready and willing to be faculty advisers for the groups. We expressed willingness to curtail the kinds of activities and topics we;d talk about, were willing to let them send informants to watch us and make sure we were following the rules, but they still wouldn’t approve. Now they’re a private institution, they have the right to make that decision. That doesn’t mean I can’t shine light on it and hope they’ll change.

So the students at BYU that I work with now often meet off of campus and try to recruit when they can. The reason I made this original post was to point out the apparent discrepency in how this policy is enforced. We were informed that our groups couldn’t be approved because if they allowed our non-approved group to hand out things they’d have to let other groups do it too. Is there a BYU LGBTQ group that is approved? I don’t think so and yet they were able to do this with or without approval? If they want to have these rules fine, but they should be consistent in it and the fact they’re not being consistent and favoring certain groups with certain agendas is troubling. That was the primary purpose of this original post.


http://www.defendingutah.org/post/2019/09/04/BYU-Professor-Pushing-Removal-of-Family-Proclamation



Upon asking someone from the Utah anti-Common Core group if the Climate Strike protests were related to the UN Climate Summit in Utah, I receieved the following reply:

Oh it absolutely does. The U.N. is actively recruiting youth that call themselves “climate warriors”. They use fear to make them believe they will have no future if we don’t ACT NOW on climate change. Part of their strategy is the school walk outs & protests.

This is the Youth Compact they passed at the end of the Utah conference (no vote was taken, it was just adopted & applauded):

https://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/content/youth-climate-compact-0

All I have, other than that, was what I witnessed at the conference during a panel discussion with several youth from different countries. They called themselves “climate warriors”, they used words of fear all throughout their speeches… “climate crisis” “ticking time bomb”. Their youth representatives encouraged youth participation in school walk outs. They spoke about the girl sailing around the world to bring awareness to climate change. One of the girls from the Marshall islands believes she won’t have a home by 2030 because the islands will be destroyed by human-caused climate change. They have clearly been taught fear. What would you do if you truly believed you will have no future unless the adults start listening & take action? The United Nations is holding a Youth Climate Summit tomorrow

(https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/youth-summit.shtml). This is their ACT NOW website they promoted during the conference: https://www.un.org/en/actnow/index.shtml


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

Federal Student Unit Record Data System

“Right now Congress is moving toward more federal control of education and our lives with the creation of a federal student unit record data system. Supporters claim critics are worried about the privacy of student data without a valid reason. They are lying to the public, again.”

“If Democrats and Republicans are successful in passing the College Transparency Act (CAT — S.800, H.R. 1766), there will be a national database on students that will eventually include every person in the country. CAT seeks to overturn the ban on a federal student unit record data system that has been in place since 2008 and establish a system to collect personal student data.”

Supposedly, this is partly to set up a consumer college information center to help families decide on a college. But in reality, this consumer product information will include highly personal information about families. The national database will include highly personal information about families and hold a range of personal data.

“Here’s another problem. Both Democrats and Republicans are skirting around the fact that, under the 10th Amendment, the federal government has absolutely no authority to be involved in education – in anyway, at any level. Violating Constitutional law has not mattered to either political party as they passed numerous federal laws that gradually took over education control from states and local communities.”

In truth, this legislation will enact more infrastructure for the cradle to grave system. Information is less for families and more for government and businesses. It’s about social impact investing through government bonds with our very own little human capital (students) as well as a step closer to America’s own social credit system. In the short term, it’s about $$$s, but in the long term which is rarely considered, it’s about the loss of a great deal of freedom.


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

**Update: I just heard back from school, I emailed them yesterday. They will allow her to take the test. And no, my daughter didn’t misunderstand. The teacher specifically said “I was TOLD to give you a zero for the midterm” I had her repeat the teachers verbiage again because I was puzzled who it was that “told”
I’m only glad it’s resolved.

We participate in the Sex Ed sit out last Thursday. The school is retaliating against my child by not allowing her to retake a midterm that was given on that day. She’s a 7th grader. The school usually encourages students to retake tests to improve grades if they had scored low on a test, this has always been a precedent at ACMS (Dry Creek School District.) Her teacher informed her that she was told to give her a zero for the midterm. My daughter had the highest grade in the entire class -100% the entire trimester. She cares for her grade more than I do, I know that middle school grades aren’t looked at for college purposes. So, because I as a parent use my right to protest, they are penalizing a child?! I mean, she wants to take the test even after I told her that I don’t care if she does it. I don’t want her to be discouraged if she’s not rewarded for her hard work with a correct grade. Thoughts?


And some replies to this post:

I would fight that. If she was absent she should be able to make that up.


if she was excused legally. I don’t think protests are covered as an excused absence


And yet recently in the news there was a whole slew of kids that were taken out of the school with teachers and some parents in order to protest climate change? Students that didn’t want to do that were allowed to stay back at school and do something else?? Sounds like a lawsuit to me. I Believe that if you do what is in your heart for the protection of your child against this atrocity going on with the SEXXX ED CURRICULUM that regardless of a failing grade you will be the winner in the end. A grade vs. principal and morality and garbage.


Check the school district Retaliation Policy and fall back on that as your ground/base of argument and appeal to higher ups including the Director of Human Resources and services.


First steps first. Have you, as a parent, emailed or communicated with her teacher yet? That may help with giving her some sort of credit. My daughter missed for breaking her arm and had something similar. The teacher said if I had emailed he would have been able to retake for full credit and he’s now letting her retake for partial credit.
Let your daughter know you support her efforts in school and that she’ll be ok. She has plenty of time to bring up her grade and these grades won’t make or break her in the future!
Handle it professionally first then if it’s not a satisfactory response, move up the chain! Make the administration admire the way you are handling this situation as you’ll receive respect in the form of compliance with what your trying to prove!


Take it as a teachable moment for her. Talk about social manipulation to get compliance. How this can be dangerous to our freedoms as Americans.


Yes, fight it! If they took her to an abortion clinic, she’d be excused; if they had an lbgtq day, she’d be excused; they shouldn’t discriminate when it is something which goes against their agenda!


in Berkeley, they actually treated the climate march as a field trip and took the children from their schools to participate. 🤦🏼‍♀️


Yes they are absolutely penalizing your child as a way to discourage you from doing any future sit outs and not 100% complying with their agenda. They lose money when you’re child is absent and all they care about is their bottom line. Schools this year scheduled mid terms and rescheduled picture days and awards assemblies as tactics to get people to avoid sitting out. This will have to be a teachable moment as her grade plummets. Unfortunately when at public you’re at the hands of the their rules abs agenda and when you have an unexcused absence on a midterm day, they have the upper hand.


By law protesting is an excused absence in California. Which means any work or tests can be made up. Go through the district. My four kids were cleared for our protest days at the Capital.


Hire a attorney. Today. Seriously. I had a teacher give me zeros for a week because I told another teacher the real reason I couldn’t do a math problem she was helping me with was that my math teacher didn’t teach our class like she was supposed to and if you raised your hand for help math teacher would say put your hand down, I’m eating my crackers. Which was true. That math teacher pulled me out of another class, pulled me into hallway, screamed at me in my face, threatened me, then said I was getting zeros for a week. She bullied me the rest of the year. Even started rumors about me to other kids in my class. I wish I had told my parents everything she was doing and had fought back. I wish I had sued her ass

what’s worse is the principal came by after the teacher pulled me into the hallway and she made me stay outside in the hallway, the principal walked by and asked why i was in the hallway and i told her what happened and that she was giving me zeros for a week because of something I said and how could she do that? Grades are based on work. And the principal said, well the teacher is always right and walked away

I really wish I had gotten her trouble, I know good and well I wasn’t the only one she was inappropriate with.


Since the school pulled back & is allowing her to take the test, I will not be seeking attorneys help at this time
(please see the update to my original post above)


Parents, Part of the reason our state is in this mess is because adults were unwilling to stand up and experience the consequences of rejecting bad policies, laws and individuals. We can only help our children learn to be people of principles by engaging in this issue on the personal level. We must lead and train our children to be strong IN the battles we are called to.



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

Have been going back and forth with Kahn Academy and my child’s school. KA is refusing to delete my child’s PII and says they don’t have to under FERPA. Unbelievable that privacy laws are seemingly written to protect these companies and schools. What else do I have to say or do to get the company or school system to comply with my request? This email was sent to me after I asked for the law which allows them to maintain accounts without parental permission.

schools are utilizing KA for grades, to track the students in the county etc. I’m fighting that. Used for classwork and homework grades. Many kids don’t have frequent daily access to complete these assignments, they are not teacher led, not all topics are being taught in class before students are expected to learn them via a computer program. It’s another data point that I don’t want kept on my kid. Used as a part of Project Acceleration which means I’m sure the teachers are in turn being assessed by the results somehow. I’m against any computer program replacing direct instruction by a teacher, accountability via standardized assessments & computer programs. All of it also plays into the VAM scam.
[The email screenshots were removed as they had the parent’s name in them.]


Here is a post from the Texas anti-STAAR group:

My son came home today and told me that another student was talking about STAAR test. My son mentioned that he didn’t have to take it. The student was confused and asked the teacher. The teacher told My son that he had to take it. My son replied that you got my letter from my mom opting me out. She said yes and it didn’t matter. So I am emailing her. Here is my response:

Hello,

I hope you have received the letter opting my son out of the math STAAR. He told me what happened in class today about another student asking him about him opting out. I would appreciate it if you would not tell my son that the letter I gave you and the school at his ARD meeting doesn’t matter. My son IS NOT taking the STAAR test and any communication from this point in about the test needs to come through me in regards to my son.

How does this sound? I want to get the point across but not sound rude about it either. I sub at his school too.


This scheme of recording children in Detroit has so much potential for abuse: https://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2019/09/24/detroit-parents-word-count-literacy-bloomberg-philanthropies/2367129001/


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

“[GOOGLE] has launched a new offering called “transformation report,” which offers administrators a bird’s-eye view of how each Google tool is used across their schools, and how the tools align with their district’s technology goals. The main feature is a dashboard that lets administrators see usage data across all G Suite for Education apps—including Calendar, Classroom, Docs, Forms, Hangouts and Sheets…
==> Transformation reports are available for “free”, but for Google there’s a self-promotional component. Based on the product usage data and survey feedback, the dashboard will recommend teacher training programs and other paid professional development resources offered by the company.”


Here is a post from the Utah anti-Common Core group in regards to the article above:

I tried to opt my kids out of some programs, but it’s virtually impossible now because everything is integrated. They use Google for everything. Google Classroom, Google Docs, Pages, etc., as well as other online programs that are integrated with Google. You cannot escape it. I asked my high school aged son about it and he said you could not participate in classroom collaborate on homework and assignments without having a Google account. You basically have two choices; give in to Google, or pull your kids out of public school. They’ve literally made it impossible to protect your kids from data mining.



And another post from her:

What if parents don’t want this? Then what?
No choice.

https://singularityhub.com/2019/09/24/new-ai-systems-are-here-to-personalize-learning/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Here is an article, put together by the educrats, that ties SEL, EdTech, Project Unicorn, etc all together: https://www.eschoolnews.com/2019/01/01/96-edtech-predictions-for-k12-in-2019/


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

3 Public schools in San Fran, with children as young as 5, march against the detention camps at the border and chant…… “WHO DO WE HATE, DONALD TRUMP.”

butter schools aren’t indoctrination CAMPS or anything. 🙄


And here is a post that was shared in this group:

Rant alert…. 😤

I attended a virtual town hall at the Orange County Department of Education. The topic was “Closing the Achievement Gap”.

The townhall began with California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond thanking everybody for joining and asking why it is in spite of all their efforts the Gap persists. Thirteen different districts participated in the town hall. Each district had the opportunity to ask 2 questions, make a comment and/or a recommendation If time allowed.

I expected to hear ideas and solutions revolving around academics (math, english, science), or something relevant on how to close the academic achievement gap. Unfortunately none of the solutions brought forth by neither the districts or Sacramento included focusing on academic strategies.

The majority of the town hall revolved around identity politics, being more culturally sensitive and providing mental health services to our children. By the end of the town hall I had NO IDEA what gap they were actually trying to close considering that none of the recommendations involved the word “academics”.

These are the recommendations/solutions some of the districts brought up:

•Fresno: Suggested Social Emotional Learning and teacher preparation.

•Solano Unified- Wants the California Department of Education to pressure the California Teachers Association to streamline diverse teaching candidates.

•Fresno- Wants the California Department of Education to promote culturally relevant activities.

•Alameda- Concerned that America is becoming less diverse.

•Solano- Would like to focus more on early education/Pre-K and data reporting timelines.

•Orange County-States concerns with parents not being heard by Sacramento and concerns about our parental rights.

•Riverside- Would like more culturally responsive teaching, more early elementary school and middle school counselors. They also want more male educators of color and more models of ethnic studies. The speaker also wants to address the “whole child”.

•California State Superintendent Thurmond- Stated ”Children need to see themselves in their textbooks”.

Some other suggestions were More Health resources, creating local partnerships and earlier education (placing 2-4 year old children in schools).

Not a single one of the suggestions actually focused on academics. Aside from the recommendation several of us Orange County parents made of focusing on more parental involvement, none of the solutions revolved around working with the parents.

Schools are concerned about the Social and Emotional “issues” our children are having yet one of their solutions is to remove the child from the parents care earlier, approx ages 2-4 years old by providing “early education”. There is absolutely no way I would ever hand my child to a government institution at the tender age of 2-4 years old. Children need the nurturing, protection and example set by their parents and their own family as long as possible.

Perhaps if our schools wasted less time having our children take useless surveys, unnecessary testing, 10 days of sex Ed, days of trying to socially and emotionally program our children or months pushing identity politics we can make better use of that time and actually focus on academics and closing that achievement gap Sacramento claims to be so concerned about.

And they wonder why the achievement gap is growing.🤦🏻‍♀️

The most productive part of the evening was having been able to speak to Ms. Olmstead who stayed behind after the meeting to discuss some of our concerns.

P.S. One of the concerns several of us parents who attended the meeting brought up was that we do not feel heard by Sacramento. We asked what they were planning on doing to help us feel heard….They did not even address our question… I suppose that was our response…🤷🏽‍♀️


Looks like New Jersey schools are throwing good books in the dumpster to replace them with questionable or even outright SJW books: https://pjmedia.com/trending/n-j-schools-pushing-far-left-indoctrination-what-the-hell-is-betsy-devos-doing/


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

So the face of Early Childhood Education continually moves to an Orwellian state. I am attending a meeting on on October 3 to learn about the statewide California Workforce Registry tracking teachers and the IPenwheel that tracks every child registered for ECE education. Each year they increase the amount and scope of needed information. Not sure when it will be mandatory.


And here are the replies to this post:

What’s ipenwheel


It is becoming a statewide data base to track children from cradle to career. Each year it has increased is scope and capacity. I will update after the meeting.


Not as scary as when you learn that this program is actually national (technically, it’s international as it’s tied to UN Agenda 2030, the same thing pushing the Climate Strike stuff.) This document is from 2016

https://web.archive.org/web/20170302190652/http://www.ncpn.info/2016-downloads/CP-JointLetterFinal-4-22-2016.pdf


All the nuanced words- “skilled, partnerships, quality” are ways to hide the control and stripping of choice and freedom. 🍅


So I tried to sign up for a professional learning class, it denied access until I have my Work Force number. NOT HAPPY 😡😡😡


What kind of class? Private? Community college? I’m sorry to pry and ask personal questions but I have not heard this before. If you don’t answer I will understand.


A professional learning class offered by the OC Department of Ed. I am not satisfied with giving all of the data needed to get the number. Not being able to take the required class (3 hours of PL/PD) until I sign onto this statewide teacher tracking system is so Big Brother. Our state continues down this path.


That is unbelievable. Huge invasion of privacy. I’m sorry you have this in your way of learning.



Here is a post from the Common Core Diva:

A special end of my workforce development series! While some save the best for last, I saved the most damning for last. PreK in workforce classes?
Absolutely. Where you live used against you? Indeed.

Notes & evidence from a recent NASBE webinar.

https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/pigeonholed/


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

I don’t really know where to find answers. Google isn’t bringing up anything that pertains to Utah Law and rights.

It’s highly concerning to me that public schools give vision and hearing and scoliosis (and who knows what else) tests to minors without informing and obtaining documented informed consent from parents prior to the screenings being given.

Nor access to the health data collected from the minors following the screenings.

Nor given access to correspondence with the medical providers or personnel.

Does anyone have resources for me to go research answers?

Maybe there’s a list of all the screenings that Utah schools give?

EDIT: I’m not against screenings, I just want to be an informed parent.

I went above the school, to the district.
I’ve talked to 8 different departments and no one knows who or what department gives authorization for students to be screened without parent permission or notification.
This is highly concerning as alarming.
The most common answer I have gotten is “we have just been doing this, this way for a long time, at every school“
They said it is a state requirement. So it looks like I have to go to the department of education.


Good for these parents in Austin, Texas for standing up to the radical Planned Parenthood sex ed curriculum that their school district is considering: https://www.lifenews.com/2019/09/25/parents-stand-up-to-planned-parenthood-sex-ed-program-pushing-abortion-and-sex-on-pre-teens/


Here is a post from the Common Core Diva:

Warriors, MSNBC is streaming the Global Citizen Festival right now.
In the past 10 minutes, SDG #4 was brought up (quality education for all). Citi (finance group) and our federal government pledged $12 million, each, for global education. So, while all heads were turned towards an infamous teen, Trump’s administration gave UNICEF this taxpayer gift. Given as encouragement during this announcement, was the charge to involve more private biz into education. ESSA also mandated more P3s in Ed. Coincidence? Hardly.


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Very interesting pushback on this. Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi Zuckerberg, (for some odd reason?) gave the keynote at the annual meeting for National Assocn College Admission Counseling NACAC19.
Thankfully, people actually got up and left. Asked for refunds. Said how inappropriate it was. Check out the tweets. My favorite :
“Interesting to see that the ed tech companies seem to have enjoyed what
@randizuckerberg
had to say at NACAC19. Those of us who actually work with students? Not so much.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/NACAC19?src=hashtag_click

Naviance presents today. Future changes. Hmmm.


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

2018 SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS! I can tell you so many stories about this district! New superintendent, new assistant superintendent, new staffer all over see this curriculum since it’s roll out district wide. I can tell you a story about how a parent (yes, a former teacher in the district and now a union rep) attended the meetings for curriculum review and made comments that are outrageous and other teachers concurred with the comments from this individual that…”yes, kids need to know about anal and oral sex” and “since the district is describing vaginal sex then in all fairness according to the laws they have to provide descriptions for anal and oral sex too”. I want to remind you this was 5th grade curriculum for 10 and 11 year old children. And, he continued with “otherwise the district is going to be sued by various lobbying and legal groups if they fail to implement this to the fullest extend of the law” (though the district did not include anal and oral for 5th grade btw, they didn’t add it, the lesson plan does list the “anus” or did list it on the lesson plan titled “sexual and reproductive anatomy”…yes, as part of the sexual and reproductive anatomy, oh, I kid you not). Remember this district rolled out this curriculum to 5th grade without board approval, without board oversight, without board discussion, and not one vote from the board. The board president telling me later that they didn’t know anything about it! That they didn’t know how it happened! There was also NO PARENT INPUT prior to it roll out either. Why? Well, I guess the staffers and those associated with the curriculum thought since the State Dept of Ed had approved the curriculum at a state level they didn’t need any parent oversight at the local level! However, I can also tell you that this was perhaps the 7 reporter that I spoke with at my local newspaper. The previous other 6 reporters all suddenly left within a couple of weeks after my talking to them. In this particular case, I spoke to this reporter at the insistence of the one leaving. I found out this reporters name (who wrote this article) on the last day of the previous reporters work for this newspaper. It was Friday and it was his last day! An investigative reporter btw who left. The previous 5 other to this ranged from the education reporters and including local reporters about various local issues, but let me say it again, SIX, let me say that again, SIX reporters who I talked with at our paper left the paper within a couple of weeks after my discussing these issues concerning our district. Each reporter telling me after I spoke to them that they would speak to their editor! After the last reporter, number 7, spending over an hour on the phone with her, I called the editor and said if she leaves, I’ll not believe in coincidences as I had all the names of those who left with paper trail to boot! So, a couple of weeks later, this news article from this reporter in the newspaper. I do not know if she is still there at the paper or not. Over that previous 7 months, however, I had given twice monthly public comments to my board. I had also by this time reviewed this curriculum over the summer and my board approved the curriculum with vote Sept 24, 2018. I also sat on the curriculum committee that summer before this report was finally made to the public. Did my district change the curriculum? Not really and certainly it was still as age inappropriate at it was prior to the curriculum review and finally getting approval via board vote. Very minor changes were made. Oh, how I can tell you stories that are all documented in emails back to the dept of ed and to my board and to my representatives. Yes, also shared with the reporters at my local newspaper! DOCUMENT DOCUMENT DOCUMENT! That’s my recommendation to you all. Create the paper trail of every conversation and every outcome and every instance of ridiculousness from any staffer, or board member, or curriculum committee member, or any one else who you talk to…just create the paper trail for what ever may come….we need to document document and document and more!


And some replies to this post:

I really hope parents start opening their eyes about the perversion of this curriculum and stand up for their children.


Sadly this is the law of the land as passed by elected officials. They don’t want to promote abstinence because planned Parenthood is shelling out some big money to promote and encourage sex so that people will use abortion as a form of birth control and they’ll stand to make big profits. Also if you haven’t thought about it before, pedophilla and sexual immorality are rampant, just take a look at the maps on sex offender websites… Its like a plague. Imagine how many we don’t know about who are not on those maps who are careful about not getting caught. The wicked are also in places of power and are why these things are getting through in a very sneaky fashion. Stand up and fight people, things are going to get worse!


I know what you’re trying to say, but be careful with “law of the land,” because that part is not true. Law of the Land is the Constitution, that’s supreme law. Just because idiot people pass unlawful statutes doesn’t make them “law,” it actually makes them “null and void, without force of law, it doesn’t exist.” Really, while we work to restore real education in America, we need the movements to withdraw their children from the system and starve that beast to death.


For California it came in two laws. SB48 called the “Fair Act” or “Equality Act” passed in 2011. Though I can say that curriculum with bondage and masturbation was already being “piloted” to various district through out CA prior to this law passing. Then the double down. AB329 The Healthy Youth Act passed in 2015. These two laws work together hand in hand to give us the curriculum all approved by the dept of ed by the “handpicked” curriculum committee at the state level all staffed by yea slayers, not nay slayers. Though I heard there was heated discussion (about some of the content not being age appropriae and these individual agreed on a compromise…one with wiggle room…in the law AB329 (oh yeah, got that documented too). so, there was some heated conversation about the curriculum’s from some people. I’m pretty much sure those nay slayers are no longer at the the dept of ed…I’ve got a few name of those I know who are not there any longer. Then of course, the FRAMEWORKS THE CHERRY ON TOP….that cements into place the CURRICULUM because there is going to be all kinds of hell on campus across this state with an increase in sexual assault (in fact we are already seeing it but it’s not being reported) including on elementary campus. You see when you sexualize children before they have the ‘CAPACITY’ to make good decision they make bad decisions…all part of the plan btw…for a pipeline to jail for our children.


It is very sad what is taking place. I didn’t believe it until recently and when I started doing the research and really digging deeper, I was very disturbed at what I found. Even more disturbing perhaps is the lengths they have gone to in order to train school districts on how to lie and keep the parents out of it and funded by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU through a company called Cardea. And where did this money come from, taxpayers. I totally agree that this type of information does not belong anywhere near our kids and parents should be the ones who instruct their children on these matters. Unfortunately many parents these days would rather trust the government to do their jobs for them and as such another reason why we are facing this mess.


There is a book it’s called I kissed dating good bye. I read it when I was a teen and made me really think about my future spouse and how he would feel about me being with a bunch people other then him. Kept me clean and safe and most importantly out of trouble. Why can’t we encourage teens to say think of your future and your one day spouse. Not ok it’s normal to want 10 sexual partners and it’s ok that its both men and women like seriously why are we teaching kids this crap.


sadly- no GRIEVOUSLY, the author of this book has come out recently recanting what he wrote, recanting his faith, and he left his wife


AGAIN -Please DON’T let the School Districts tell you this is MANDATED for the ELEMENTARY level !!! Or that they will be “prosecuted” or “held responsible to the full extent of the law”. AB 329 DOES NOT MANDATE this sex curriculum be taught at the ELEMENTARY Level! It is “available” for the ELEMENTARY level but only MANDATED for 7-12 grades. It is your School Districts CHOICE whether to implement it at the ELEMENTARY level and you can tell them YOU WANT IT OUT of your child’s ELEMENTARY School !!!!


You are so correct [name redacted].There is no “mandate” for elementary school…not for any of it. But, that’s not what the lobbiest who push this curriculum are telling our boards of education. I have information that my board, superintendent and teachers were told at training that they had to implemented this and they were also advised if they didn’t the ACLU (either told them in a letter or was told to them at in person meeting) that hey would be sued if they didn’t implement it. Also to know, I told my board in various public comment they could implement nothing…if they choose to do so…but instead they went ahead and kept the program w/minor changes. All my work to expose the content and tell the story was of no consequence….


Don’t these lawmakers have children or grandchildren? What are they thinking??


They don’t represent us any more. Instead they represent global one world government, lobbyist and corporate interest. It wouldn’t matter which party, its true for both parties. Perhaps some of them, would like to vote against these bills they know which side of the bread it’s buttered and if they don’t comply with a vote than they won’t win their next election and personally I believe (and I’ve been told) that many of so called representatives have been placed in compromising positions with the photo evidence aid in keeping them accountable not to us, but to those that hold the strings. We must not believe they will help us because they can’t or they won’t. So, you must instead do others things…sure we still need to vote them out…we still need to show up in the Capitol. We still need to keep visiting their offices, writing them and there are other things we can do as well. We can take our kids out of the public schools – all of us who can should do this…and there are other things too. We must ask the right questions, seek the answers, and research the for the truth. This is the job we must do. I can say though there are other things in the works.


If Teachers CHOSE to go along with this and don’t stand up to their Unions and REFUSE this, then they are NO BETTER than the people pushing this garbage.



And another post from this group:

https://www.ksby.com/news/local-news/slo-teachers-already-receive-lgbtq-training-encouraged-under-new-ca-law


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When my 15 yr old was in preschool-13 yrs ago.SLO county had already said no more saying mom.or dad as it offended some, they have always been liberal.and ahead of times for the wrong reasons. One of the many reasons I started homeschooling the very next year. This is my 12 year homeschooling


As a public school teacher I urge parents to protect their children’s thinking from transforming ideology of humanism. Man is his own god. Man defines god. god serves Man as Man sees fit.
This is the vision, the thinking public schools are subtlety or openly teaching.
Decide what thinking you believe serves your children and others best.


Leftists openly state the schools are transformative agents for world change. Get it???
The real revolution starts in the school house. Normalizing leftist ideology is the powerful path to negating individual rights.
IN THE NEAR FUTURE our Constitutional rights and principles will be erased if WE REMAIN PASSIVE, FEARFUL OF THEIR AGGRESSION and SELF CENTERED.
Free speech =GONE. Religion =GONE. Private property =GONE.
The elites will decide everything FOR you.
Pick your battle. I’m fighting, exposing, supporting individual sovereignty NOW!


And I believe it’s sooner than we think [name redacted]. The attack is from all aspects of life globally. It’s so open now.


Guys—- I m a public school TEACHER. I live this. It’s OFF THE HOOK. I AM YELLING AT PARENTS—— Fire!!! Run for their lives. Run NOW!!!!

What we think is the WORST POSSIBLE EVER EVER EVER……. is just the beginning! Thats how evil functions.


My district in SoCal offers a non-mandatory LGBT training. I hope they don’t force me to undergo this training because I’ve already been forced to endure this type of propaganda in ALL of my years of undergrad and graduate school.


I find a large number of mental health issues in the schools today are “masked” under the LGBTQ label, it’s an easy out for kids and school staff alike. It doesn’t help the students or the staff.



And yet another post from this group:

If you want to get rid of the sex Ed curriculum you have to get rid of the people that wrote it here’s an article I found Hope everybody repost this this is what needs to happen get rid of these people. Found this research on this sex Ed The schools are dealing with and thought I would repost it. Someone here asked the question “Who are the writers of the Health Framework?” I asked myself that very same question and so in June 2018 I did some research. The lead staff person at the State Department of Education for the Health Framework is Lindsay Weiss. She enlisted the help of an outside consultant named WestEd. The Project Manager or Technical Expert from WestEd that helped draft the framework is Pamela Spycher. After some more digging on her I found out that back in 1997 she started the first GLSEN in California. She won some award for it in 1998. What you quickly realize is that the people who are involved at all levels come from the extremely radical left marxist communist ideology. They are creating positions within government and then filling them with like-minded people and hiring similar outside consultants. This entire ecosystem is corrupt! After doing all this digging I finally understood how critical it is to “drain the swamp”!!!


And a reply to this post:

There is a Morgan Weiss on staff at a company called WestEd that I found on DuckDuckGo. Also, this WestEd is tied to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. They are also tied to a bunch of SEL stuff: https://wested.org/areas-of-work/health-safety-well-being/projects/

There is a Pamela Spycher who works at the WestEd that I found. I believe it to be the same one that you’re talking about.



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

Public schools are so controlled by Democrat Socialists teachers and administrators that you cannot buck the system. Last night I listened to a Birmingham MI pare whose child was flunked by two teachers because the parent complained too much. had to promise to those teachers he would stop complaining about the LGBTQ Communist anti capitalist agenda they taught. The teachers then changed the grades.


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Doesn’t surprise me. The teachers in our district retaliate against the kids when parents dare speak up about their inappropriate and sometimes abusive behavior. Which makes the kids not want to tell their parents because they are afraid of the retaliation. It’s abusive and it’s disgusting.


They tried that crap with my son too. He left the class and went to the principals office. Got a call from the teacher he would recieve a failing grade for not participating in the group discussion. I told her that my son will fail your class every semester until hell is full of Saints before he is subjected to listening to the crap she is teaching. Made absolutely no difference to me if he failed the class. He understands tolerance, he has been taught that at home but when you want to push pro gay or liberal lunacy agendas it will not be in front of my son. Period.


Don’t give in to them – stand up for your children I had to. Called a meeting with the Principle and teacher involved along with the Vice Principal and superintendent of the schools. All had to attend by my request then I placed my phone on the table set to record so everyone knew what I was doing and got my issue rectified by all to my satisfaction. Hold them accountable to their words.


When my oldest son was in middle school 12 years ago, teachers were showing Fahrenheit 9/11 in just about every class. I told him the next time a teacher showed that movie in class to tell them he was sick, and go to the office. I would pick him up and take him out for ice cream.



Here is a post from a NYC opt out group:

So appalled that my 6th grade daughter doesn’t know her times tables because they use a chart for them! They have not considered having them learn the times tables instead they give them a handy cheat sheet to use. I asked her about it and it wasn’t something that they learned. So glad I finally signed them up for online math classes so they can learn actual math and not use a cheat sheet. Eureka math is garbage and my gifted son is actually falling behind when he tries to break things down they way they want. Ideas or suggestions besides holding a math class at home for the kids to help them figure this out or is that really the only option I have?


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

I hope more parents wake up soon to see that our parental rights and responsibilities are being systematically eroded. And no, it is not an exaggeration.
I would be LIVID if this was done to my daughter.

Teen given birth control implant in Baltimore school without parental knowledge or permission.

https://www.abc15.com/news/national/teen-given-birth-control-implant-at-school-without-parents-permission


Here is a post from a friend of mine:

huh. Recruiting minors to supply their data.
There’s a name for that.

https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat/osp-student-ambassador?excmpid=SM48-ED-CB-tw


Here is a post from the anti-CBE group:

Did you know that the Blockchain Promotion Act recently passed the Senate? It establishes a Blockchain Working Group. The last paragraph is telling,
“… the Blockchain Working Group is encouraged to consider any recommendations made within the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) “Blockchain Technology Report” from October 2018.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/cointelegraph.com/news/us-moves-closer-to-accepting-blockchain-still-uncertain-over-crypto/amp

NIST is following the OECD/UN’s International Artificial Intelligence Principles—at the behest of EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center). These are standards for computer algorithms.

It’s always the same game. Impose international, national and state standards on citizens. Control them with transparency and accountability laws.
— Rinse. Wash. Repeat.


And another post from this group:

Haven’t had a chance to look into this, but Pinellas County is included. Data mining? Not sure.

“The company counts among its partners Jefferson County School District in Colorado, Boone County School District in Kentucky and Pinellas County Schools in Florida.”

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-09-30-yet-another-educational-robot-acquisition


Here is a post that I found in a South Carolina anti-Common Core group:

https://www.wmbfnews.com/2019/09/24/more-states-including-sc-working-require-mental-health-education-classroom/


Heads up in Philadelphia! The Transtapo may be coming after charter schools: https://christianaction.org/top-stories-of-the-day/philadelphia-may-force-all-charter-schools-to-accommodate-trans-kids/


Looks like the Transtapo has gotten to the Garrison school board in New York as well: https://christianaction.org/top-stories-of-the-day/gender-identity-school-board/


Here is an image, which I’ll type out, which was shared in an Ohio anti-Common Core group:

Schools: We take bullying very seriously.
Me: I’m being bullied.
Schools: Sorry we can’t do anything about it unless there is proof.
kills self
Schools: This was so tragic and could ahve been prevented. Always reach out to us for help. We care.


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This is insanely accurate. My 13 year old little brother was being bullied in school on a daily basis. One day, these 2 kids ganged up on him, tore up his homework so he couldn’t hand it in, threw his glasses on the ground and broke them, and then continued pushing him and calling him names and screaming profanities at him. He finally had enough and punched both of them in the face and told them to fuck off. Friends of my brother even saw the incident happen. They ran to the principal crying and claimed my brother just hit them for no reason. Even with 3 other kids telling the principal what happened, they still only punished my brother. He was suspended for a week and wasn’t allowed on his class trip that was coming up. Meanwhile the other kids who bullied him didnt get reprimanded at all and got to go on that trip. My brother also was given a zero for his homework even after him and his friends who witnessed the incident said it was the bullies who did it. No one cares if kids get bullied in my school district. Here it’s if you’re bullied and defend yourself, you get in trouble, not the bullies. It’s disturbing really.

me and my parents went in and freaked out. But they just told us to get off the premises or they’d call the cops. And my schools are supposed to be known in my area as the blue ribbon, “anti-bullying” schools. Pathetic. I will never allow my children to go there. Ever. I’d rather homeschool them.

This is another incident I can think of. My older brother was a sophomore in high school. He was walking around school and these 4 kids who didnt like him decided to corner him one day. They surrounded him and beat the living shit out of him with textbooks, steel toe boots and a fucking baseball bat. He tried to fight back but 2 kids held him down while the others beat him and then they took turns. (They did this because my brother was bigger than all of them and they knew they would’ve gotten their ass beat if they didn’t hold him down). After it was over he got up screaming and crying saying he was gonna kill them. He could barely move because of his injuries so he wasn’t able to fight back. You guys wanna guess what happened next? That’s right, my brother got suspended for a month because he threatened the 4 kids who beat the crap out of him on school grounds. Even though he only said he’d kill them because they did such horrible things to him. It happened right outside the building, in front of all the cameras. When we asked to see the footage, the principal claimed that the footage from that day was magically gone.. the ring leader of the group who beat my brother was the son of the superintendent, so it’s no wonder the footage was “gone”. 😡😡🤬🤬


Exactly!! Same thing happened to my daughter! Pisses me off! She got expelled for 180 days tho!


There was a boy who sat behind me in one of my classes in HS who would whisper in my ear things like “nobody loves you, you have no friends, you should kill yourself”. Stopped telling the teacher after awhile because her response was to tell me to ignore him he’s “just being a boy”. One day it got really bad, the assistant teacher overheard and started yelling at the boy and sent me to the school psych. Assistant teacher got suspended and the school psych told me it was my fault the boy was doing this because I “gave him a reaction” by telling him to stop.
Now I’m a school counselor.


I love that they teach kids not to tattle, then act all surprised when the kid, as a grown-up, doesn’t report crimes and shit that don’t affect them. “Hey man, I was raised not to tattle.”


A tattle is something you do specifically to get someone in trouble over something stupid. Unfortunately kids aren’t ever taught the difference.
Example: telling an adult another student didn’t wear their hat outside VS telling an adult you say a student get pushed off the swing.


Gotta love when they dont do anything and you end up cracking them in the head with a binder finally and you get in trouble.


I did this! And with a recorder. The one time I didn’t get caught was when I finally punched the lead bully in the face. She left me along after that. I just wish I had done it 3.5 years earlier


Story of my childhood right here. Except I’m not dead and being used as a poster child

The redeeming thing is, once we sort of wake from the stupor of depression, we have an understanding of the dark things of life that others can’t grasp. And I feel it makes me more appreciative of good things now.

Well that’s sad. I probably would have but someone found my suicide note rummaging through my things for god knows what reason. I hated them for being nosy, but it saved me, and I’m happy now 😎


I had a bully that was a freaking tactition. She was far too smart to do something that a teacher might notice like hit someone. She would choose her victims and slowly push their buttons with a near constant stream of demeaning comments. “That dress looks like something my grandma would wear” “no one wears their hair short anymore” “I can’t believe you have bangs” One or two comments you could brush off but she would keep it up constantly all day, week, month, year. However long it would take to make you crack and then she would run to the teacher about how YOU were bullying her! So all the teacher would see is “That pencil eraser you have is really stupid” Victim who’s cracked: “why don’t you shut the **** up!” The victim was always punished because no teacher ever believed that she was really a bully and even if you could convince them that she was you were told that you just “shouldn’t let it bother you” or “should ignore her” Sadly a school that is tough on bullying doesn’t stop bullying it just forces them to change their tactics


I was bullied in middle school and high school, in person and online, and no one did anything about it until one of my bullies threatened to hit me in gym class one day and a teacher saw it. But that didn’t even bother me. The constant onslaught of demeaning names and horrible comments that teachers heard and didn’t report were the things that got to me the most. One girl literally nicknamed me “EU” for “emotionally unstable.” I mean, what the hell?!?! Who was the one with real emotional problems 🙄


^ Exactly what happened to me. Oh youre being bullied, we have a 0 tolerance policy… we have 0 tolerance for you telling us you’re being bullied. If we didn’t see it, it didn’t happen. I’m still being bullied. Oh, well that’s just too bad for you, you must be provoking them, its your fault. Maybe you should just stop being bullied.


Ah yes I remember when I got ganged up on by three kids after school as I walked out of the building and the tried to beat me up with their back packs (????) and I kicked one of the that hit me in the face (I wore glasses) and of course we got sent to the principals office and it was their word against mine so I got in trouble once again. The bullying made me angry and backtalky. Or maybe that was just how I was as I kid idk but it never helped my situation because I was a dumb kid. No one bothered to help. My mom was fierce as all hell and always gave them a piece of her mind. Bullying sucks. Fuck anyone who defends it


Middle School, 7th grade. I was bullied by the same 4 kids every day and started going to many different administrators to see if they could help me. Finally, my Guidence Counsoler said “What proof do you have??? I cant go accusing them of doing something that nobody sees them do!” And I looked at him stunned. I couldnt believe what I had heard! I just walked out and walked home in the middle of the day. I never wanted to go back there again.


I was bullied from day 1 when I started secondary and the bully never got in trouble, even with proof… and when I did eventually stand up for myself, I was the one to get in trouble… schools are aload of crap, all this ‘no bullying is tolerated’ is all bollocks. Sadly you just have to put up with it.


I picked my daughter up from after school care yesterday and the police were there. Apparently one of the younger boys older brothers saw kids picking on him,he tried to tell but got yelled by the teacher for tattling at so he took it upon himself to punch the kid in the nose,breaking it. Damned if you do,damned if you don’t.


There was this one kid in my highschool bio class who would get bullied by these other 2 kids and my teacher would always call the dean on them and the dean would come into the classroom laugh about the situation and take the 2 kids to her office and they would just chill for the rest of the period. No discussion no calling home. Nothing would happen to them.


When I was younger I was bullied by these 8th graders (I was in 7th) in wood shop and after school, during wood shop they would take flat head screw drivers and have me play knife game with them, and sometimes would just try stabbing me. One day after school they picked me up and threw me in front of an arriving bus, luckily the driver noticed and hit the brakes, but the principle did nothing about it, telling me that next time I should have proof, even though I had a bus driver to vouch for me.


Its not just bullying. They literally dont care about their students well being at all.
During my senior year my dad whom is a raging alcoholic and very abusive told me to get the fuck out of the house and leave. This was after throwing knives at me, pinning me to the wall and screaming at me (i came out of my room to get a drink. Thats it. Literally nothing else.) And i recorded it all. I also had a lot of other recording of him drunk.
Well I packed my stuff and left. I was turning 18 in 2 month. Well being the I guess IDIOT I am, I still went to school because i cared about my education. Well half way through the day the principal calls me to the office.
I go and he has a police officer in with him they tell me I had to go home after school. Now i started panicking and SHOWED them what happened and they STILL said i had to go home and told me I was being “Overdramatic” about it. They told me to file with child services if it was “actually that bad” I was turning 18 in TWO MONTHS.
Even after seeing the evidence, they forced me to go home where my father proceeded to ground me until i officially turned 18, and still abused me until he finally “actually” kicked me out on the street without a job, money, or home when i was 19.
I was a good kick. Never went to the principal for anything bad, never skipped class, had decent grades, volunteered a lot, and was a quiet student. You’d think they would have listened but no.
Schools do NOT care about you or your children. They care about money, and looking good to the public that’s all.
I know not all schools are like that but most are and its sad.. i was so disappointed in my principal that day and in my school. That’s the day i started hurting myself. The anti bullying and school protection movement is bullshit….


Spot on. When my daughter was in middle school, some wrote “__ must die” on a desk. She took pictures and we talked to the principal. Nothing was ever done beyond one interview where the student denied doing it. From that point on my daughter endured bullying without telling me about it because she saw nothing would be done on the school’s part.


My 12 year old viola playing, super quiet, Ladybug and Cat Noir watching daughter, was suspended for a day after she threw a pencil at a girl who had been shoving her towards a wall. Yet the school doesnt do JACK SHIT about the bully. 24 years ago, I was thrown into a street in front of a bus and nearly died because of 2 bullies. I broke both arms, 2 broken teeth and a concussin plus massive bruising and bleeding. He got 3 days of detention. He should have been expelled.



Speaking of bullying and anti-bullying, check out the latest article from the Common Core Diva: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/kindness-pays-but-whom/


Shame on Two Rivers Public Charter School and its defense of Planned Parenthood! https://www.lc.org/newsroom/details/082219-schoolchildren-in-abortion-alley


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

Watch you children closley. 5 weeks into kindergarten they offered a free “social group” counciling for our granddaughter we are raising. We have heard thru a friend who does the same work for another district that it’s a great program for only children, kids from non traditional family units, etc to learn teamwork and cooperation.
We were just informed that she has been meeting with a councilor one on one, with full confidential liberty, behind our back. We have informed the school that we are not interested in secret, confidential counciling. We have raised her nearly from birth and will not relinquish control of our grand daughter’s mind to the California School system nor a councilor who has only known her for a matter of weeks.
This is a battle for the hearts and minds of this little future generation. Keep them close and beware of the state overstepping their boundaries.


And some replies to this post:

How did this happen they are supposed to get written signed permission fir those programs


They don’t need parents permission for it. Which is frightening.


She should only be able to meet with a licensed school counselor once without signed permission. This does not sound legal unless it has recently changed. I am a teacher.


A law to allow this was passed year’s ago in California. I’ll have to find the name of it again.


I think it was the Children’s bill of rights. Authored by the infamous Senator Pan. I don’t recall the bill #


SB18? That died and never went anywhere


They are not legally allowed to give counseling without your permission, written permission….I would fight this! I’m a teacher and work in public schools… not legal!


It is sometimes called “Teaching the Whole Child”. Bypasses HIPAA laws/etc. & hard to tell what they do with that data. Good catch there grandparents. Keep vigil over your baby & make sure EVERYONE knows at that school you do not give them permission to have your child behind closed doors one-on-one for any reason. XO


It is a set up. Trust me. They will put things in the childs head. Before you know it [C][P][S], will get involved. I cannot explain too much. Please go to YouTube, look up
Abel Danger. Listen to the videos. Take time to listen to them. Youll learn a lot. Trust me.


What asshole school district are you in?


SLO


I just signed a permission slip saying it was okay for my daughter for this same thing. They told me it would always be in a group. So thanks for the heads up. I’ll definitely be looking into it more closely now.

My daughter is in 5th grade though, has severe ADHD, and has trouble making and keeping friends bc of her outbursts and melt downs. So this was just me hoping for new tools to help her learn to deal with her stress in more productive ways.



And another post from this group:

Just received an email from my school district with the curriculum they use starting 7th grade… I reviewed the info provided from the publisher, Positive Prevention Plus (2018), and from the glossary alone, my children will not be taking sex-ed! I’m fearful when they reach middle school in 2027 and what will be taught then if this is what’s available now. 😫😫

Isn’t sex-ed supposed to be used for reproduction education?!

Added: Buckeye Union School District


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

“Gender Ideology Myths”

By Donna Garner

10.2.19


White Station High School in Memphis, TN has caved to the gender benders: https://activistmommy.com/memphis-high-school-changes-homecoming-titles-to-gender-neutral-homecoming-royalty/


Here is a post from Shannon Joy:

Senator Rich Funke after accomplishing basically nothing – now seeks to expand the power and scope of the Cuomo Administration by spearheading legislation to destroy local, democratically elected school boards.

Shame on him.


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

“A New York State bill will mandate school children to get the HPV vaccine to attend public school if it passes. Currently, a version of the bill is in committee in both the Assembly and Senate.
This comes as part of Governor Cuomo’s partnership with Merck’s ILÚM Health Solutions in creating a “Platform to Detect, Treat and Prevent the Spread of Infectious Disease”. But is this particular HPV vaccine even safe for the public to obtain?”


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

As parents, teachers, schools and public entities are wrestling with the fact that our privacy and our children’s privacy is being exploited, not only by EdTech, but by the public/private partnerships as seen quoted in the link, I believe it is important to listen to those who’ve been in this battle to protect America’s children and expose the truth, please read Diana Anderson’s insight and wisdom.

There is a reason we in America hold our natural God given inalienable rights dear. When Government officials (elected, bureaucrats or otherwise) think they have power to control your rights, they are outright wrong and coming from an Unconstitutional position. It does NOT matter what side of the aisle they come from.

“The underlying purpose in data mining is revealed in a confessional report released in 1973 on Data Stewardship; Managing Personally Identifiable Information in Electronic Student Education Records1. The US Secretary’s Advisory Committee pronounced the need “to maintain data in the system with such accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and pertinence as is necessary to assure accuracy and fairness in any determination relating to an individual’s qualifications, character, rights, opportunities, or benefits that may be made on the basis of such data.”

Government documents are written in legalese, with detailed scrutiny, so let us quote the above once more, eliminating three of the five rewards which would naturally pertain to education and/or job training.

“Maintain data in the system with such accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and pertinence as is necessary to assure accuracy and fairness in any determination relating to an individual’s rights or benefits that may be made on the basis of such data”.

It is explicit, two reasons for the basis in creating a database is to determine an individual’s rights and benefits. Are they speaking of the right to work or the benefit of a secure future? “


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

EARLIER IS NOT BETTER
EARLIER IS NOT BETTER
EARLIER IS NOT BETTER

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-education-standards-20150601-story.html


And here are the replies to this post:

No it can’t. I have taught kindergarten for 33 years and this is my last. I’m tired of fighting this and watching it simply get worse. Instead of less testing, we have more. Instead of more playtime, we have less if any. (I do it anyway) Teachers know this is wrong but we have no voice. The hardest job in a school is the classroom teacher. No one asks our opinion, they just tell us what to do. This week I have a 2 hour DCM (Data Collection Meeting) to discuss MAP test results. Mind you, they took this computerized test less than 20 days into school. NO ONE in my building thinks this is developmentally appropriate but we do it anyway. Kids are nothing more than numbers on a profile sheet and the teacher is expected to adapt his/her teaching to each child. IMPOSSIBLE to do. All the while, a teacher hopes she doesn’t have to clear the room when a student has a violent or disruptive outburst.
Notice this article is from 4 years ago and nothing has changed.


I teach at a community college. First night in a 101 class— ADULT students— it took 18 minutes for everyone to get logged in to the effing computers. 🙄.
But the littles are just supposed to do it with ease.

Wtf is wrong with the folks making decisions?


I feel your pain! I retired seven years ago after 32 years in the classroom. It got worse and worse and worse every year. All I wanted to do was teach. They had our hands tied with all kinds of crap. I said enough is enough. Once I had one year of Common Core, I walked out and never looked back. I’ve been finding common core for the last seven years. Seems no one has any strength to stop it.



Here is a post from a friend of mine:

Parents, will you sit quietly when FTC removes consent for edtech vendors in schools?
WeakeningCOPPA

FTC oversees federal law COPPA. They are considering changes to this law that protects how online marketers use children’s data. One of the proposed changes is to give consent exception to edtech.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/25/2019-15754/request-for-public-comment-on-the-federal-trade-commissions-implementation-of-the-childrens-online

The FTC is holding a hearing on Oct 7th… with panels of experts to address each question. All but a very few (one or two?) of these experts are paid by big tech.

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/future-coppa-rule-ftc-workshop


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

Santa Ana Unified School District:

In past months, Al Mjares OCDE superintendent has been underfire and in a late email he sent to one of the parents, he thinks all thats happening in Santa Ana is do to a perticular teacher, who continues to fight for the Latino Comminity in Santa Ana. You all know who that teacher is and yes. We stand firmly with her as she continues to fight at the school board meetings with parents.

Meet Jacob Ramires, you have seen this video before, and if you havent please pay close attention, in his statements he says, Godinez High shool has “Sex Fridays” he was opted out by the parents but, his concerns are that the opt out communication was only done in english, the teacher decided not to send it in spanish due to grammatical errors, knowingly that a good 76% of parents in school dont speak english or less understand it. Jacob Ramirez is a hero who will not stay silent anymore, what shocked me about this video is how dare the teacher, plays a comidian who defames someones faith, by saying “MASTURBATION is normal and what comes out is gods tears” how dare this is allowed? How dare no other parents are showing up at Godinez to express concerns? Or better yet at the school board? We need students to show up at these meets, their testimony are damaging to the school district.

Planned Parenthood is in Santa Ana School District, did they ask the parents? No!

Thank you Jacob for standing up and bieng a true soldier of the good!

God Bless!


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

editing as I spoke to our principal….

So my 4th grader just took the benchmark WriteScore this week which is a writing essay.

Benchmarks start in 3rd grade
Writing benchmark start in 4th because this is the first year Writing part of FSA

Here’s the pay of those score your kids’ essays.
$11 an hour or 35 CENTS per essay

https://www.glassdoor.com/Hourly-Pay/Write-Score-Hourly-Pay-E673810.htm

You must have a 2-year degree and pass a test. You don’t have to have any experience teaching.

Also read this:
“Although the pay is not listed, a reader recently let me know you are paid 35 cents per essay regardless of the grade of the person who wrote it, whether it’s typed or handwritten, or how long it is. So, your hourly rate will fluctuate depending on how quickly you can do the scoring.”

What are the requirements to apply?

It does not look like you have to have any experience or have a teaching certificate or anything like that. They do however require a 2-year degree (but it doesn’t say in what field, so I guess any 2-year degree is acceptable.) Write Score will train you how to do the job so you don’t have to go in with prior scoring experience.

For Manatee WriteScore is only at the beginning of the year for elementary starting in 4th. No more write scores this year. I’ve communicated I’m not ok with write scores going forward.

Benchmarks that will be next week are district created by standards.

We will have district benchmarks (no write score) in December.

In winter we will have our own school created and ”scored” by the teachers writing essay. This I’m on board with. As the teachers score each other students’ essays. Not a grade for report card


And here are the replies to this post:

But we can’t “afford” to pay teachers a decent salary…


“Write Score fully aligns to the Florida Standards for English Language Arts K-12 for Writing and provides materials to help measure and instruct on those standards.”

My child had to participate in this last year. Since the school notified us after the fact, there was not much I could do however this was 2nd grade and how could this be beneficial if the teacher was not even teaching the standards aligned to grade for the children to understand the text?


Dont you love it when they notify you after the fact🤨.. isn’t that illegal


I wasn’t allowed to see assessments unless I made an appointment that suited the teacher so nothing surprises me any more.


REFUSE IT. My kids never took a single Write Score exam, ever. I refuse to allow my kids to be used as pawns in this ed tech money grab. My rule? If the teacher didn’t write the test and the teacher didn’t grade the test, my kids don’t take the test. We have teachers who went to school to learn to write test with validity and fidelity and we have to pay this clown company too? As a parent you get no grade or even get your kids essay back to see what went right or wrong. Zero feedback is provided. The teacher gets a chart with the kids ranked based on the grading of a rubric provided to the $11 dollar patsies. Write Score is a ridiculous WASTE of your hard earned TAX DOLLARS!!!!


does Write Score do the reading and math part too or just the Writing ?


just writing it’s a joke. My kids were forced to sit and stare like they made them for the FSA but who cares anymore. They were not allowed to read so they took naps on their desks. Until there is a mass movement to refuse this it will never end. I justified it to the mindless school board members who keep approving the spending on this that I JUST SAVED THEM $11 bucks times 3 kids!!! I stood before the board and begged them to stop wasting our tax dollars on this crap. That was 3 years ago. I told them our kids don’t get their essays back and teachers have no clue what their students even submitted. I showed them a copy of the write score computerized print out with the kids ranked and sorted and the stupid rubric with the check marks that the teachers get. It’s DUMB!!! The board keeps buying it year after year. At one point i knew what we paid for it and it was astronomical. I quoted that to the board too. I said if you won’t spend my tax dollars wisely I’ll save you all $33 bucks by refusing to let my kids log onto Write Score. I let them catch up on their naps instead. Honestly parents, stand up and say hell to the NO on this ed tech GARBAGE.


I applaud you. I am at the point of putting my head in the sand because district and SB members do not listen or make changes, same every single year. Last year, my 6th grader was ONLY student that sat out FSA, this year, he has EVERY SINGLE HORRID teacher on campus. I feel it’s punishment


As a middle school language arts teacher, who has to give 3 essay exams per year, minimum BEFORE FSA to practice, review, revise, repeat, Write Score has been an extremely helpful resource to have available for 1-2 of those 3 mandatory essays.
The prompts provided align with similar existing writing task expectations (provided by both my district and the state), as well as the article sources the students use to pull their evidence from.
The rubric used to grade it and verify content with identifies -IF- the necessary essay “ingredients” are included, and what level of focus they are to the task.
The scores that return, almost always very much align not only with task mastery, but overall task understanding and completion.
The scores received are not an end all-be all decision. The teacher has full authority and ability to review and regrade as needed if they do not agree with the rubric alignment. Gradebook entry for the task is up to the decision of the teacher and their administration. The value of the assignment is also up to them. Not Write Score.
That being said. To have an impartial, unbiased vendor source ASSIST ME with grading my 157 student essays, once a semester, alleviates dozens of HOURS of my OWN time spent reading, rereading, grading and notation, while I also plan lessons, differentiate instruction, attend meetings, rewrite assignments and other assessments, and continue with all of the other duties I have not included in my contract hours.
Having a fresh set of eyes verify the content, via a rubric, is not subjective or misappropriated to the task they have and is something as a teacher I am thankful to have available to HELP me. -NOT- decide FOR me.

Additionally, I see the rubric break down for each student’s essay, AS WELL AS the essay they submitted. If it is a paper copy submission, the essay is scanned into the Write Score system for the teacher to be able to log in and download, as well as returning the physical paper copy back to the school. (I still have ALL of their papers from last year.) If it is a computer based submission, the essay is connected to the student and is able to be viewed and printed by the teacher along with their itemized breakdown of their score.

for a writing assessment, all that the students do is read the prompt (question to respond to), read whatever text is provided, and then write whatever size essay/written response the teacher has instructed and identified for them to complete. Whether it is done through WriteScore or not, the students are still doing the exact same task. It is just a matter of where does the teacher acquire the prompt and passage set from, is it Lexile and age-appropriate for critical thinking (do they actually have to think about their answer or not), and is the teacher -exclusively- responsible for grading. To go through all of my middle schoolers’ papers takes me WEEKS to do. And my own fatigue kicking in amongst it all impacting my own stamina in reading and grading process, while I’m also grading the rest of their work, and planning/instructing/revising, and trying to be a human for at least 2-3 hours during the rest of my day.

The students are not using this, nor are the teachers using this, in the same form as iReady. Not even close. This is exclusively for writing and is applied and reviewed based on the -actual- tangible content the student creates and demonstrates in the task that already is happening with or without WriteScore. To compare this assessment task to iReady, or anything else of that nature, is apples and pineapples.


while I understand and respect the convenience… it is no different than how the writing FSA is graded, I get that. write score was introduced to us last year in 2nd grade, they did two. They send home the rubric and a photocopy of essay. When I asked about the product, they said they were using the scores to assess gains by each child. But they had yet to teach the kids to go back into the text to support opinions, reference etc… my issue is not with the product but it’s implementation. My 7th grader has to write an essay a week, I am aware that would be very taxing on a teacher when they have 150 plus each week to grade. My question is if it appropriate for a 2nd grader to be Read (they did not even get to read them on their own) and then told to write a 5 paragraph essay without proper instruction. Writing an essay is not a 2nd grade standard.


I teach 5th in Hillsborough and we score our own writing “benchmarks.” I am in shock that Manatee is paying to have their tests scored! My child is in 4th grade in Manatee and we were not told it was a “Write Score” exam!! 😲😡 I got an email last Friday saying they would have a benchmark writing test on Tuesday and not to worry. 🙄


this is from our 4th grade teacher in Manatee
“Writing: The Write Score test will be administered. This is not a test that will be graded; it is solely used to drive instruction in class.”
I have confirmed with my school that we do one write score in the fall only. I don’t know if this is true for all of Manatee if any other schools do more.


Thank you! I hate that I am fighting this battle for my 60 or so 5th graders year after year…and now I’ve neglected following up on my own child. 😕



Looks like the Gay Agenda is being pushed at Peet Junior High in Cedar Falls, Iowa: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/iowa-boy-and-family-fear-retribution-for-resisting-lgbt-propaganda-at-school


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

About FoSE | Facts about Sex Education | National Standards | Classroom Resources | Other Tools + Resources |
What is FoSE
The Future of Sex Education Initiative (FoSE) was launched in July 2007 as a partnership between Advocates for Youth, Answer, and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) that seeks to:
to create a national dialogue about the future of sex education and to promote the institutionalization of comprehensive sexuality education in public schools.
Since its inception, the FoSE partners have successfully completed numerous projects to advance the collective effort of improving sexuality education in U.S. schools including:
• Developing and disseminating the first-ever National Sexuality Education Standards, K–12 which are being used in 32 states. Initially released in a special report of the Journal of School Health in January 2012, a series of Webinars, conference presentations, and technical assistance supported their initial adoption and implementation.

• Developing the National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education and corresponding article “Improving Sexuality Education: The Development of Teacher Preparation Standards” published in the Journal of School Health in June 2014.

• Grant-making to 21 institutions of higher education in 15 states to implement the National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education.

• Releasing numerous other tools including to support the implementation of the National Sexuality Education Standards and National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education as well as the FoSE Tool kit, designed to assist state and local organizations to convene a FoSE-like strategic planning summit in their communities; a Public Education Primer,School Health Primer, a Glossary of Education Terms, and Addressing Sexual Health in Schools: Policy Considerations.

• Commissioning the development and publication of “Broadening the Evidence for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Education in the U.S.” in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, which provided an expanded view of the evidence for sexuality education including research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, gender, and economic inequalities and health.

• Successfully influencing the Office of Adolescent Health to adopt language reflective of research commissioned by FoSE partners (see above), particularly that teen pregnancy prevention initiatives must provide young people with sequential, age-appropriate evidence-based programs at multiple times and language emphasizing the importance of addressing cultural norms, gender equity, economic and educational opportunities, and healthy relationships.

• Informing and shaping the new direction and focus of DASH-funded activity, which now includes an emphasis on sex education.

• Completing a second Future of Sex Education Strategic Plan, 2016-2021.

Vision
At its core, sexuality education comprises the foundation upon which young people develop knowledge, attitudes and skills that help them as they develop. All young people need and have the right to age-appropriate, honest sexuality education to help them take personal responsibility for their sexual health, both now and in the future.
The vision of the FoSE project is for every school to provide quality sexuality education, K-12 in support of healthy sexual development.
Definition of Comprehensive Sex Education
“A planned, sequential K-12 curriculum that is part of a comprehensive school health education approach which addresses age-appropriate physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of human sexuality. The curriculum should be designed to motivate and assist students to maintain and improve their sexual health, prevent disease and reduce sexual health-related risk behaviors. It should allow students to develop and demonstrate developmentally appropriate sexual health-related knowledge, attitudes, skills, and practices. The comprehensive sexuality education curriculum should include a variety of topics including anatomy, physiology, families, personal safety, healthy relationships, pregnancy and birth, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, contraceptives, sexual orientation, pregnancy options, media literacy and more. It should be medically accurate. Qualified, trained teachers should provide sexuality education.”
Adapted from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definition of health education; available at https://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/CSHP/#1

Definition of Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ Division of Adolescent School Health defines Exemplary Sexual Health Education as follows:
“A systematic, evidence-informed approach to sexual health education that includes the use of grade-specific, evidence-based interventions, but also emphasizes sequential learning across elementary, middle, and high school grade levels. ESHE provides adolescents the essential knowledge and critical skills needed to avoid HIV, other STD, and unintended pregnancy. ESHE is delivered by well-qualified and trained teachers, uses strategies that are relevant and engaging, and consists of elements that are medically accurate, developmentally and culturally appropriate, and consistent with the scientific research on effective sexual health education.”
For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/sher/characteristics/index.htm
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/hecat/pdf/HECAT_Module_SH.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/fundedpartners/1308/pdf/DASH_1308_FOA_Support_Materials.pdf

Organizing Partners
Advocates for Youth: Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance about youth reproductive and sexual health to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, parents and the media in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries. The organization also works to shift the current societal paradigm of adolescent sexuality away from a negative emphasis on fear and ignorance, towards one that embraces youth sexual development as healthy and normal, recognizes young people as assets, and acknowledges youth’s inalienable rights to sexual health information and services. For more information about Advocates for Youth, visit http://www.advocatesforyouth.org

Answer: Founded in 1981 as the New Jersey Network for Family Life Education, Answer provides and promotes comprehensive sexuality education for young people and the adults who teach them. From its inception, Answer has providedhigh-quality training to educators and health professionals to ensure they are prepared to provide the information young people need and deserve to make healthy decisions. In 1994, Answer also began using the power of peer-to-peer communication in the publication of its award-winning, teen-written Sex, Etc.magazine and website, which allows teens to directly access accurate and developmentally appropriate sexuality information. To learn more about Answer visit http://answer.rutgers.edu/

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS): Founded in 1964, SIECUS believes that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one that is worthy of dignity and respect. SIECUS provides information and training opportunities for educators, health professionals, parents, and communities across the country and advocates for sound public policies to ensure that people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds, receive high quality, comprehensive education about sexuality. To learn more about SIECUS visit http://www.siecus.org.
Danene Sorace, MPP: Ms. Sorace is the former director of Answer and served as founder and consultant to the Future of Sex Education project. The organizing partners would like to express our appreciation to Danene for her dedication and expertise on this project. Danene can be reached at danene.sorace@gmail.com.


And here is a reply to this post:

Oh look at this. This ties in a bunch of stuff (including sex ed, climate change, out-of-school time programs, children’s programs, social justice, etc.)
This is from 2014 (I think). They mentioned
In 2009, CEOs of the Packard, James Irvine, and
William and Flora Hewlett foundations launched the Community Leadership
Project (CLP), a time-limited initiative to serve low-income and diverse
communities in three regions of California. “[With this new project], we were able
to accomplish so much more in terms of impact and learning than I would have
been able to do alone,” said Kathy Reich, director of Packard’s Organizational
Effectiveness program and manager of the CLP relationship.
That same year, Rebekah Saul Butler, program director at the Grove Foundation,
created the blueprint that led to launching the Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed
(WISE) initiative with support from the Packard, Hewlett, and Ford foundations.
Today, WISE provides funding to 11 states to improve comprehensive sexuality
education in public schools. Packard’s Lana Dakan, the WISE program officer,
notes that “it made sense to partner with Rebekah and lean on her expertise since
the Packard Foundation did not, at the time, have as much deep experience in
US- based policy. We have deepened our knowledge tremendously by learning
from Grove, as well as learning from and collaborating across state partners.”

https://web.archive.org/web/20170926185353/https://www.packard.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Lessons-in-Funder-Collaboration.pdf

Interestingly, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation gave $14,691,659 to Planned Parenthood (though this data is old and may be more by now.) Ford Foundation , also mentioned, gave $13,486,250 (Cecile Richards, ex-Planned Parenthood President, serves on the board).

The Grove Foundation gave $2,164,500 to Planned Parenthood.

Looks like someone else tied WISE to PP and all of that: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/planned-parenthoods-gender-insanity-where-normal-is-the-new-abnormal

This document here also ties Ford Foundation and David and Lucile Packard Foundation to Advocates for Youth.

https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/storage//advfy/documents/fundingthefuture.pdf

I think someone mentioned a group called Cardea as being tied to the California sex ed. I found that Cardea is tied to WISE. Other groups tied to WISE are Colorado Youth Matter (Colorado), Advocates for Youth (Florida), Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (Georgia), EyesOpenIowa (Iowa), Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (Louisiana), Louisiana Public Health Institute (Louisiana), Teen Health Mississippi (Mississippi), Nebraska Department of Education (Nebraska), Women’s Fund of Omaha (Nebraska), Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (New York), SHIFT NC (Sexual Health Initiatives For Teens) (North Carolina), Oregon Department of Education (Oregon), Cardea (Texas), Cardea (Washington), and West Virginia Free (West Virginia). http://wisetoolkit.org/partners

Also found this Colorado group called Trailhead Institute that has some WISE staff guys on their staff and also seems to be promoting WISE. http://trailhead.institute/how-we-help/youth-sexual-health

According to this document here, it appears that Trailhead Institute took over after WISE partner Colorado Youth Matter closed its doors in December 2017.
http://trailhead.institute/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CDPHE-Trailhead-SASH-layout-Final.pdf

There is one tie in here to what I found earlier about WestEd and Pam Spycher. Apparently tied to the Leading with Learning thing that Pam Spycher is tied to are the Ford Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. https://leadingwithlearning.wested.org/about-us



Here is a post from a friend of mine:

PJ Media reached out to the Lambert’s attorney, David Ledyard, for comment. “There’s no transparency in the training or certification of the school health centers,” he said. “Are they looking at the medical history of the students and doing a full workup before implanting these devices? What is the certification process and training of the nurses?”

https://pjmedia.com/trending/baltimore-student-given-birth-control-implant-without-parental-consent-has-complications-school-silent/


Here is a post from a Rhode Island anti-Common Core group:

https://thepublicsradio.org/article/fewer-than-half-of-providence-politicians-children-go-to-traditional-public-schools


Here is a post from Lynn Davenport:

“Our current education system, admittedly far from perfect, is in the process of being dismantled. Its replacement? Digitally mediated, “lifelong learning,” workforce-aligned pathways. They’re being pitched in Colorado and Washington State as the “Swiss Model.” Other states are seeing the emergence of Markle Foundation-funded Skillful initiatives. Then there’s the normalization of gamified behavioral compliance tied to digital economic incentives paralleling this transformation.

Frighteningly, it appears education settings from P-20 are being set up to train future generations to accept and participate in the construction of STEM-centric worlds steeped in cyber-security. No hard hats required, just an up to date eyeglass prescription. Everyone expected to do their part to build and secure these new “worlds.” No one spared, not even preschoolers.”

We must understand the nature of worlds built in code.

They will exist as augmented reality, mixed reality, and virtual reality.

They will be digitized, data-rich, and surveilled.

They will come with embedded nudges imposed by algorithms.

They will become automated, eventually beyond human control.

These are worlds where human agency could be extinguished.

They will be alluring, tempting by design.

They serve the interests of finance, technology, and incarceration/defense.

They are fraught with danger, and the oligarchs want our children to build them.

Alison Hawver McDowell thanks for this and all of the important work that you are doing to expose the current blueprint for our authoritarian future, unless…

You can follow her work at:


Here is a post from a NYC anti-testing group:

what the state is doing with all their data collection, for a test that supposedly means nothing, but is being used against my child anyway. And, the good old boys of NYS won’t tell me.


And some replies to this post:

And there is also no accountability for teachers.


Teachers are able to give individual one on one teaching in the classroom and, from my experience at my daughters school, they do. Most of them have been teaching for quite a few years and are certainly capable of detecting areas of issue. The state tests contradict their findings and grades. The tests are greatly flawed and what are they really being used for in the long run? That is my biggest question and concern. No one really knows!


I am a teacher. The tests that are give are above the level that is being taught by at least two grades. To make the teacher “accountable” the test needs to be fair. Then lets add the students that are at least a grade behind that are being pushed through because administrators and school boards refuse to give them the support or keep them behind to try to “catch” them up. The tests are not appropriate.


Yes, teachers are being forced to prepare children for a test way over their heads from the first day of school. It’s ridiculous. Tell me [name redacted], if you grew up without common core, do you consider yourself a dumb dumb? I know, I grew up without it and I like to think I’m rather intelligent. Fact is, the children that fail them continue to fail them. So, what’s wrong? Where are the stats showing usefulness? No one really knows what they are doing with these comparisons. They can’t show progress because there isn’t any stats to show regarding it.


I’m not an educator. I’m a Nurse. It is my opinion that these children are tested enough and will be tested throughout their lifetime. I took the regents in high school without common core. I’m certainly not saying that every teacher out there is a great one but where my child is attending elementary school, her teachers have been awesome. I let my child take the tests last year because she didn’t want to feel left out because there are a lot of parents that have been told their children will be held back if they don’t take them. (False information). Administration, of course, wants children to take them due to funding. So, of course, I understand your take on it. Anyway, she didn’t do well on them even though she did fine in the classroom. How do you think a child feels when she receives a letter in the mail stating she could be retained or not graduate due to her score, when her report card grades reflect quite the opposite? Ambiguous? Labeled? She now has to sit in a different reading level even though she really has no problem keeping up with the rest of her classmates. Because she took a flawed test, she is now being held back in an area she really doesn’t need to be held back in. How is that progression? I see a problem with that. So maybe you know what you are talking about but I sure as hell don’t agree with it.


I think its a great idea if the teachers ignore test prep and just taught the kids, maybe that would get the point across to the state, the very least it would help the kids.


How about children that are simply poor test takers. I’m a poor test taker myself. 3 days of straight rigorous testing is hell for a poor test taker. Flawed is not exactly the word I would use. More like insane.


So glad my children are in a different district now, current district doesnt emphasis testing or harrass the parents


I wonder how many of these non educators, that make up these tests, would like to spend 6 hrs per day for months preparing for a test and then be tested on something they haven’t yet learned? The mentality of administrative people telling children to take a test and learn to deal with it instead of realizing it’s not working and there might be a better way, is baffling to me. Maybe they are burnt out and should change professions. Principals and administrators should fight for our children. It’s interesting that most teachers don’t let their own children take these tests. Yet, I’ve yet to hear a principal or administration fight back. We all know why too. They wouldn’t have a job if they didn’t follow dictatorship of education from the state level. I don’t believe public schools are long for this world. Maybe I’m wrong but it won’t surprise me in the least. Too many parents are turning to private and charter, or home schooling. It’s happening at a large rate. At least where I live anyway.


teachers should not just “prepare” anyone for a test…I teach children at their individual instructional level and if “the test” happens to be at their mastery level great! If not, it does not indicate the student is below level and it sure does not mean the teacher isn’t doing his/her job! We are in dire need for teachers and statements like yours are not only demeaning, but detrimental. 28 years and counting!


We had 65% Opt Out in our district on Long Island & the state STILL used the results to negatively designate us in need of Comprehensive Support & Intervention (CSI).



Here is a post from a page called My Children, My Choice:

I want you all to know why this work is so very important. The attached video is sickening and the book they are referencing is recommended for 10 year old’s. This is 4th graders. This is happening in Florida schools as well as all across the nation. As Christians, we must fight back and protect the innocence of our children. PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN SEE THIS VIDEO. If you are as sickened as I am, Help us stop this moral attack on the very souls of our children. Message me that you want to help in what ever way you feel you can.

As you feel disgust, keep in mind that this book is being suggested for 10 year old’s- 4th graders. We must take our children back from the school districts that think this is perfectly normal. IT IS NOT!!! Please forgive me for posting this for you to see, but this is what they are teaching our children and grandchildren. They must be stopped. It is pure evil.


Here is a post from someone from Florida:

Melinda Gates has just pledged 1 Billion dollars after her foundation had already invested untold millions of dollars to PROMOTE gender confusion in pre-kindergarten-5th grade. Then they begin promoting clubs in middle schools called GSA, (Gay Straight Alliance.

The atrocity to what she and a huge group of like billionaires are doing is building a clientele for their many gender reassignment and psycological clinics. Their interest in education has taken an ugly turn.

https://www.businessinsider.com/melinda-gates-pledges-1-billion-gender-equality-priorites-2019-10


According to the group My Children, My Choice, Florida schools in these counties are pushing the LGBTQP agenda:

Miami-Dade County
Broward County
Marion County
Duval County
Volusia County
Brevard County
Sarasota County
Seminole County
Pinellas County
Manatee County
Orange County
Hillsborough County
Palm Beach

Source: https://mychildrenmychoice.com/florida-lgbtq-schools


As the UN and their minions push for globalization, climate change legislation, open borders, a global workforce, and global education for all, looks like the Pope wants to join in too:

The Daily Wire reports on a plan in which the pope is inviting representatives of multiple religions, international groups and others to sign a “Global Pact of Education.”

The Vatican said just days ago the pope confirmed, in a video message, “A global educational pact is needed to educate us in universal solidarity and a new humanism.”

Lifesite News reported, “Vatican-backed website launched to promote the pact added: ‘Educating young people in fraternity, in learning to overcome divisions and conflicts, promote hospitality, justice and peace: Pope Francis has invited everyone who cares about the education of the young generation to sign a Global Pact, to create a global change of mentality through education.'”


Here is a post from the California anti-radical sex ed group that ties Kaiser Permanente to the LGBTQP push in CA schools. (The main post was about a Kaiser Permanente commerical which had a clip of a Drag Queen Story Hour event in it. The post below is a reply to that post.):

We have Kaiser, and they have turned extremely more and more liberal over the years. I now consider them to be on just about the same scale as extreme liberals, the ACLU, planned parenthood, the media, public schools, and I view them as an extension of the government. I jokingly say they are all in cahoots together. (Only it isn’t super funny anymore because it is becoming reality.) Kaiser has more and more been trying to separate children from parents, just like those other entities I mentioned. Once your child it like 12, you do not have online access to all of their medical records anymore, they want to speak to and examine your children without you being in the room, and of course, they push the HPV vaccine like no other, and act like you are a complete idiot if you don’t have your children get them. All of their bathrooms are now called gender neutral restrooms. I am becoming more and more disenfranchised with them. I have an 8th grader who is about to be shown some puberty video at school that has been put out by none other then Kaiser, but I opted her out. The video was free for schools to use, but somehow I still couldn’t preview the whole video online as a parent. In my opinion, this all goes right along with the horrible service I have received from them over the past few years. The health service has declined. They are more concerned about politics then patients.


And some similar posts:

All they see are dollar signs for patients who will need a lifetime of Hormone Replacement Therapy. Jump on the PP train much?


exactly! It’s a big business!


Theyve been on this PC ride for some time. All the bullshit training we have to go thru as employees is nauseating. Kaiser the company makes me sick… i work there and cant wsit to leave in a few years.


I have Kaiser Insurance and the healthcare that is provided is subpar, at best. Like you said, I have yet to have a positive experience there. My son had tongue and lip tie and the two lac consultants, two doctors, and all the nurses told me he was fine. I spoke with an ENT specialist and she had no clue what she should do and told me I was better off having him seen outside of Kaiser. After messing around with kaiser for 6 weeks, I saw a private specialist and she treated him in less than 30 minutes. Just one of many issues I have had.


My mom needs compression socks but those aren’t covered. But if she wants a sex change operation, that is covered!


yep!! Complete BS!!! My mom was a Kaiser dialysis patient and had an amputated leg. Kaiser denied her an electric wheelchair. I am not kidding!!! . The Kaiser reason was “Too Bad”, just like the commercial. The doctors treat the elderly horribly at Kaiser and beware of Palliative Care Team with the kick em when their down attitude so they feel like a burden and sign a DNR. This all occurred before Obama and Pelosi jacked up everyone’s medical Insurance. Can’t imagine what Kaiser is like now.


This stuff is getting out of control. There is a perversion infiltrating (oozing) into every fabric of our nation right now. Into the schools, medical through Planned Parenthood, politics, gender identity, etc.


Kaiser is also administering the Gardisil vaccines to newborn babies and pregnant women.. 🤷🏻‍♀️ so I wouldn’t put anything past them.
And I worked there for 15 years. I’ve seen the craziness myself. I refuse to EVER have Kaiser insurance- I didn’t even have it when I worked there! 😬👎🏼


Kaiser is leading the way with its Oakland trans kid clinic. Kaiser peds are supposed to refer gender confused kids there. Kaiser parents be careful.


Why would you give Gardisil vaccine to a newborn!!??


I don’t know why they’re doing it 🤷🏻‍♀️?
That’s the “alleged story” right now. And the patient has hers and her daughters medical records to prove they did give them both Gardisil.
Probably some random experiment on unwitting children & mothers 🤔

they “talked” the young mother into it by saying it would protect her newborn daughter later in life from getting cervical cancer.

https://www.facebook.com/maureen.diamondgreen/videos/10221443968434539?sfns=mo
Here’s the link to the story/video about info on newborn AND receiving Gardisil vaccine & the mother of this newborn received it while pregnant with this same child. Also- this mother had already completed the Gardisil series as a teenager!
Everyone should watch and share!


I’ve been thinking about this. This is why I think they’re wanting to vaccinate the babies with Gardisil. Since all children are going to be taught about gender identity, every form of perversion, and all sex acts under the sun might as well vaccinate all people as babies against this sexually transmitted infection. What an evil agenda!


They are mandating HPV vaccines in NY (or trying to anyway): https://71republic.com/2019/09/25/new-york-merck-hpv-vaccine-gardasil/

If NY is doing it, CA cannot be far behind.


Everyone has the right to “thrive,”…..UNLESS your 43 years old and need a hip replacement….then your just “Too young” according to Kaiser!


we have been with Kaiser for over 25 years and I’ve noticed the liberal agendas in certain areas. Will be exploring other insurance companies but will they also be liberal???


Guess who donates directly to Planned Parenthood? That’s right, Kaiser Permanente: https://www.2ndvote.com/plannedparenthood/



And another post from this group:

Planned Parenthood in our Public Schools! Collecting Student Data! Social- Emotional-Sexual- Health data without parental consent.

Nothing to see here folks- we passed it in July and are now approving it on the Consent Calendar!

https://www.cusdwatch.com/index.php/2-uncategorised/1182-mou-santa-ana-unified-school-district-and-planned-parenthood


And another post from this group:

Planned parenthood want open clinics in the schools. I belive santa ana, Is having a meeting as we speak to try and fight it but hardly no one showed up.we need to have planned Parenthood removed from schools and District’s they are getting into our CHILDREN well being by imposing such inappropriate curriculum.and with false information not scientifically proven.


The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 in Illinois is dropping Halloween celebrations in the name of “equity”: https://christianaction.org/top-stories-of-the-day/halloween-celebrations-canceled-in-some-illinois-schools/


Here is a post from someone from Utah:

I am of the belief that Utah is allowing pro-sexual rights assessment groups (such as American Institutes for Research) measure teachers’ and children’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) “competencies” and that, because we are allowing this, we are being set up by Planned Parenthood and its cronies to eventually embrace their curriculum. If we are being measured by their standard for SEL, then we will be coerced into their desired curricula.
Did you know:

  1. The group that brought Utah its Digital Teaching and Learning plan (SB222) is a Planned Parenthood partner and that they are curating online curriculum for schools?
  2. That our assessment company American Institutes for Research (AIR) is working on SEL pilots with the pro-LGBTQI Novo Foundation? Novo is run by Peter Buffett who is the son of Warren Buffett who is the largest funder of International Planned Parenthood.
    We are being coerced into Planned Parenthood’s “health” standards because they and their partners control school, teacher and student assessment/measurements.

And a reply to this post:

That’s why they’re pushing for medical clinics to be on school grounds, now. On school grounds, the clinics are no longer under HIPPA laws, but FERPA laws, which are much looser and anti-parent. FERPA laws allow anything to be done to your kid on school campus without parental knowledge or consent. HIPPA laws off campus stop you from knowing anything about anyone without the patient’s consent. Parents are damned when the two are working together. Conclusion: ban health clinics from school campuses.



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

What fox11 news says here on the screen “must be medically accurate and age appropriate”…is BIG LIE! I just talked to the news room about that lie and that the law allows for age inappropriate and medically inaccurate information. At the end, the individual said, that children were learning this information from their friends on the play ground. I told this individual that was a talking point from the STATE DEPT OF ED and it was also another lie. There is no research that actually back up that claim! So, show me the research I said to this man…and he said…”have a nice day” and hung up on me! You know you’re winning when they hang up on you! LOL!

https://www.foxla.com/video/613149

Actually there is a loop hole in the law (AB329) The Healthy Youth Act that allows age inappropriate and medically inaccurate information. After explaining that to the man who answered the phone he said, “they have to teach it because children are learning these things on the play ground and from the internet”. I told him “that was another lie and a talking point narrative from the state dept of ed”. Then he hung up on me. What’s that all about?

You all know right, that the law (AB329) The Healthy Youth Act allows this age inappropriate and medically inaccurate instruction becuase the law has a “loop hole” and as the state dept of ed staffer told me, the law was created with “wiggle room” because some district might need to discuss information that was age inappropriate and medically inaccurate. I was amazed! I thought they made mistake and so I was pointing it out to them. Now we know they did it on purpose with purpose to teach things that parents won’t teach their kids. Yes, I was also told that by a staffer in my district that they had to teach this stuff #1) because kids were learning on the play ground and from the internet (now why does that sound familiar when I hear it from the news room at fox11?), #2) that we have to teach it because parents won’t teach this to their children, so we have to do it for them (says the staffer at my district). I said, hogwash!


Looks like they’re trying to pass the evil Comprehensive Sexuality Standards in New York now: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s4844

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/a6512


Here is a post from a New Hampshire anti-Common Core page:

Are parents aware of this new policy at Franklin School District regarding bathrooms and locker rooms being shared among the biological sexes? If you don’t agree with this policy then you might attend the next school board meeting on October 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Franklin Middle School Library.

It’s important to note the proposed policy that there is a provision that specifically states that the school is to keep information FROM PARENTS.
Under GUIDANCE
Privacy

https://www.sau18.org/ourpages/auto/2019/9/17/48234604/Policy%20JBAB.pdf


And some replies to this post:

Gilford too. ACLU is intending to be at our school board meeting tonight. Yet again another law that was passed without public knowledge.


This policy is due for its SECOND reading on Oct 21. It is NOT IN PLACE YET




And another post from this page:

WAKEFIELD rejected the dumbed Common Core years ago. Under their new Superintendent, they talking about bringing it back.
CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL BOARD ASAP and tell them NO to Common Core!


And yet another post from this page:

Manchester School District received money from the Nellie Mae Organization and part of what Manchester MUST do now includes:
Students no longer receive traditional grades, GPAs or class rank.

When did Manchester residents demand this kind of dumbing down in their school?


And yet another post from this page:

IF you live in Goffstown, it’s important to follow up with your school board ! A parent will brought forward a summer reading book that has an anti-American slant to it.

Goffstown residents should request that a PRO-American book also be assigned to students if they are going to assign those kinds of books.

IF they deny that request, you can look at the possibility of the school administrators discriminating against an alternative viewpoint. Those cases have been won in a court of law. I’m not sure if this would qualify, but it’s certainly worth looking at.


And yet another post from this page:

If you live in Exeter, Brentwood, Kensington, East Kingston, Newfields, or Stratham NH, your Superintendent David Ryan has proposed buying/using “Social Sentinel.” Here is what you should know and why you should DEMAND that he WITHDRAW that proposal:

According to NPR, similar schemes are being rolled out across America. These include mass scanning of students’ emails and social media accounts by companies such as “Social Sentinel” and “Gaggle” in schools across all 50 states. Despite constitutional privacy protections, no warrants are obtained prior to scanning and searching through children’s private data

https://freedomproject.com/the-newman-report/1180-public-schools-becoming-mini-nsas-to-spy-on-students


And yet another post from this page:

MUST-READ:

This Colorado bill (SB159) would require 75% of parents/students/community to take the “need assessment” that ESSA already defines as:
‘‘(B) A needs assessment that identifies the academic, physical, nonacademic, health, mental health, and other needs of students families, and community residents.” -ESSA page 280.
So-can they really REQUIRE these surveys as a condition of attending a school? Do folks know that this information is not kept in the school and is shareable? (Student ed records are currently not covered by HIPPA and FERPA allows sharing.)

https://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/Elementary%20And%20Secondary%20Education%20Act%20Of%201965.pdf

It helps to see what is going on in other states since much of that eventually hits ALL states…


And yet another post from this page:

The NH School Boards Assoc came up with a sample school policy for ALL schools in NH. Within that policy it says that schools should NOT inform parents if their child wants to be called by a name opposite their gender.
It begins in the schools where they make sure YOU are not informed.
Check your school policy
Then check to see if you are paying dues to the NH School Boards Association. Ask yourself why you should pay higher property taxes to fund a lobbying organization that puts forth policies that eliminate parental rights.

https://christiannews.net/2016/11/18/minnesota-mother-sues-after-son-receives-hormone-treatments-without-parental-consent/


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

Heads up Parents! Know what your kids are doing at school and particularly when online and at home online.
We’re offering two disturbing articles tonight that show just how the ed tech industry is working all sides to harm your children, you and your family! First, how ed tech companies PBKids in conjunction with the Gates Foundation, University of Washington, SRI International, and economist, James Heckman, are desperately (and I mean desperate!) trying to entice parents to support their “educational” “gamification” of learning and particularly for very young children in the schools and / or at your house. How are they going to entice parents… with psychology and hooking you on pornography!
James Heckman, the Nobel Prize economist, states…
“me…I had them tell me what we wanted to hear through two different trials and finding out what they think about it. Finally, on the third trial the innovation in the design was to have them plot their day BEFORE we show them any products or ask them anything about this, plot their day. Then we had them circle the parts of their day where they think they’re actively involved in parenting. So they did that. Then we showed them all the products, and then we said, hey would you use it? And they told us the same story, yes we would. And then we said now please point on the diagram of your day when you would actually use this, and then they FINALLY they all said, oh yeah, oh, I don’t know, I’m not sure…because they’re so busy.
Other Person: But don’t you think being able to tie it to something that would directly show their school readiness might be able to get parents more involved?
Roberts: I want that to be true. Yeah. Are you asking what I want? (laughter from the table)
Other Person: Is that something, a strategy, that you’ve explored further?
Roberts: Uh, it’s something that we’re looking at now. We’re definitely not giving up on this. This is key. We already know that when the parent IS involved, that the outcomes are way better.
Heckman: (interjects) But what about a “build-a-child” game for the parent? You know? No, in other words you gamify it for the parent. You’re making the parent into some kind of wise educational administrator. They’re not. So you could even have pornography, I guess. Something that would entice them. I’m just, you know. Nah, sorry about pornography, but I’m just thinking how to motivate the parents.
Roberts: We need to innovate here. We need to use some psychology on parents. We need to meet them where they are. We need to use what they have, and we need to let them do…um so, yeah.”


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

This is taking place in Chicago, check it out. This has no place in our schools, not their responsibility to make our kids aware but ours.

https://gsea65.weebly.com/lgbtq-equity-week.html


Talent Engine? More like a UN Agenda 2030 planned economy engine! Shame on the city of Philadelphia! Let’s go put salt in this “engine”! https://www.phila.gov/documents/fueling-philadelphias-talent-engine-planning-and-strategy-documents/

This ties some Philadelphia group called Business Education Partnership (BEP) at a group called Philadelphia Works to the Talent Engine. https://www.philaworks.org/youth-system-highlights/


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

Has the Chamber of Commerce Hijacked YOUR Education System? Engineering Students For A Low-Wage, Gig Economy

“Once the career pathways programs are locked down, plays and poetry and foreign languages and philosophy and history will be pushed so far to the margins as to be almost non-existent outside some dumbed-down Common Core State Standard. Books? Who reads books? They’re raising up cadres of students that know little more than screens and video games.

Already, many young teachers are in a bind. Their education took place under regimes of standards-based repression. They don’t know what it was like before everything was tied to a rubric. Corporate interests play a long game. They look 20-30 years out. They’re patient. Over the past few decades, they systematically pushed out veteran teachers and created a school culture that would meet their requirements for a marginally-educated, compliant labor pool that would play well with robots and know their place (or be too afraid to step out of line).

So what exactly is going to happen in this brave new world of “work” and engineered economies when people want to leave their home state or get off their assigned pathway? Where are you supposed to go if regional workforce boards control the types of careers on offer and act as gatekeepers for required credentials? If you do a certain type of work can you only reside in a certain region?”


Here is a post from Alliance Defending Freedom:

What if your child’s school went behind your back and made a life altering decision without your input? Sadly, this is happening across the country and it could get even worse. Watch to learn more:


And here are the replies to this post:

I am currently living this nightmare. My daughter is now 20 and is trying to live her life as a boy. In high school all of her teachers and the staff started referring to her as “him”. All of this, she spoke with teachers of her plans to transition and not 1 suggested she speak with her parents about it. So much damage was done while our daughter and faculty lied and hid things from us. The schools are not to be trusted.


the schools are undermining our parental rights and authority. I’m sad to hear this about your daughter. I’m afraid for this generation when bills are being passed forcing us to affirm even if we do not believe it is not in the best interest for our children.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-hundreds-of-young-people-regret-gender-transition-seek-reversal


I do not have children, but it baffles me that parents are not screaming at the top of their lungs about this garbage! This kind of indoctrination and manipulation has been happening for a while now…just because you don’t think it could happen to your child…does not mean to wait and see….start showing up at the school and school board meetings! What a needless, tragic nightmare!


So many bad things happen, and have been happening, as victims later admit, because there was no “pushback” against the evil they endured; people afraid to stand up and speak out. Once the job or whatever is coming before doing the right thing, there is no justice possible. All the numbers are on the side of those who oppose the destruction of our children; SILENCE is not excusable given the seriousness of the attacks.


I never imagined I will live to witness teachers and doctors abusing our children (I am a retired pediatrician). That doctors would abandon their pledge to never do harm. That teachers would interfere with the moral and political views of the parents. That some parents will abuse their children with the blessing of the PC community, the liberal loons. That madness will trump common sense. I am so glad I am retired and will not have to witness this nightmare for long. Quick question: is it still illegal to carry an Aspirin to school? just asking for the sake of contrast (no parental consent needed for abortion or sex change, but God help you to take an inocuos pain reliever without consent!)


This is what the Equality Act passed by the democrat House is all about. Taking rights of parents, women, religious faith and free speach away from the people. It will be detrimental to many. It has not been passed by the Republican senate as of yet but if the democrats can win the Senate, as they are trying to do by decieving voters with this rediculous inquiry, this Act will become law and the Supreme Court will not be able to go against it to help people from law suits and this will hurt so many.


The United States Education System is controlled by UNESCO, the United Nations


You people talk like you’re afraid of these kinds of people who do this crap this is things that are let on by the Democrats in the far left I’m not afraid of these people and I’m never going to be that’s the reason why these things happen is because they believe you are afraid of them time to fight if you want fight for your own children what will you fight for


(D)onald Trump’s daughter and son in law are pushing the LGBT agenda from their perch in the Whitehouse.
The D vs R circus is nothing but a distraction from the fact that organized criminals are increasingly in control over government that was constituted to secure the rights of we the governed… from organized criminals.
Wake up and work towards educating the common people about the FIRST PRINCIPLES of our American Founders!

https://pbase.com/wm25burke/image/118516396



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

I’m wondering if someone knows the school requirements for my dilemma. My daughter is in 8th grade and is dreading going to her “health” class next semester because her friends are telling her how disgusting and sexually explicit the lessons are. One of her friends absolutely loathes the class and gets sick every time she goes to this class. I have read some of the material online that is suggested teaching material and it is absolutely inappropriate for middle school kids. Honestly, I think it goes too far for high school kids. My question is, does anyone know if we can we opt out of this class? I’d rather enroll her in an actual health class at Weber State than have her be subjected to something that would be harmful to her psyche. We are in Weber School district.


And some replies to this post:

Utah laws really are supposed to prohibit this kind of explicit content according to my understanding. But I know certain parties in the state have been working hard to change that.


actually we have voted this out of the schools for years now, but last spring they approved it through the school board- thus going behind parents and voters backs. California is beyond explicit starting in Kindergarten. This year is the pilot year for the same kind of crap going on in CA and other states. Some school districts are rolling in the “new” health standards and others are sticking with the old. And teachers can decided to switch to the new standards. You have to ask them specifically.


this makes me so sick and disheartened. Childhood innocence is so pure, precious and fleeting. When that is robbed it can never be replaced. 😞


We opted out of health in 8th grade. We have Chinese immersion kids and when they get to middle school, they have two full year language classes and and can not fit everything in their schedule and still have electives. It’s not required in 8th grade to graduate. They might fight you on it 🤷🏻‍♀️ probably depends on the school and counselor.


they may. They gave me odd looks and were confused when I opted her out of testing last year. Thanks for the info! I don’t want her to have issues with credits when she graduates so it’s good to know I may be able to opt out. 🙌


Did you see my post in Utahns Against Common Core 15 hours ago about Planned Parenthood using health curriculum (Comprehensive Sexuality Education or CSE) to groom children for sexual promiscuity and deviance? Utah’s State Board of Ed adopted health standards based on CSE in April.
Parents can opt out and, in addition, parents need to realize that even if the schools said there was no opt out, YOU ARE THE PARENTS. You can and must retain the God-given right to parent and educate your children as you see fit. Don’t EVER ask for permission. Claim. Your. Authority. Tell them what you expect them to do for your child and let the consequences fall where they may. Even if at some future point, opt outs begin to effect graduation…We have to protect the hearts, minds and souls of our children at all costs!


I did! I was shocked to see that the day after my daughter talked to me. It doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. I’ve been monitoring public school content for a few years and cannot believe the propaganda that is interlaced in English, math and science classes.


I feel so bad for the friend who had to go to class every day feeling that uncomfortable. 😥 I wish more parents knew they had options! I agree, [name redacted], we need to do what it takes to protect our children from what’s coming & what is already here & not take no for an answer no matter the consequences. I’m learning that more & more. I fall back on the laws, but the laws won’t always be on our side. I can see that.


part of the problem is kids are not talking to their parents. Her friends say nothing to their moms and dads so parents are left in the dark and not notified that they should be advocating for their children. I’m lucky that my daughter shares with me. If she didn’t I’d have no idea what’s going on.


You’re right! I know mine don’t tell me everything, so I can understand that.



Public Schools or Public Screwels? Part 30

This is part 30.

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

Positive Prevention Plus is MDUSD selected curriculum for 7th grade Comprehensive Sexuality Education (yes, it is “comprehensive”). This is just one of the videos your 12 year old can find on this website. The website name is given to them on a handout during sexuality education for 7th grade. Or, I should say, your teacher can give this information to your students as it is part of the curriculum our district selected for our 12 year old children. This is on Positive Prevention Plus “supplemental or additional material” handout. It includes this website as well as other websites and information, so your student can learn more. In case they have additional questions. Wink, wink. 😉 THIS IS THE REASON PARENTS ARE SAYING THAT THE SCHOOLS ARE TEACHING SEXUAL PLEASURE. BECAUSE WE’LL THEY ARE…VIA WEBSITES AND IN EVEN IN CLASS SOME CURRICULUM LIKE POSITIVE PREVENTION PLUS PROMOTE THE IDEA OF SEXUAL PLEASURE AND SEXUAL RIGHTS. Did you know your students have right to sex! A right to sex at any age! Amazing? Yet, sex at age 17 or younger is considered “child sex” and “child sex” is against the law punishable as felony and can be charged with statutory rape. HOW ARE THESE SCHOOLS ABLE TO TEACH THIS CRAP? WHY AREN’T PARENTS OUTRAGED?

Postive Prevention Plus uses CARDEA SERVICES to deliver the content to teachers in teacher training. They are also the organization our district, MDUSD used to deliver “parent night” in the year that my children were in 5th grade. THEY ARE YES SAYERS, NOT NAY SLAYERS. That means they are approved the material….ALL OF THE MATERIAL PROVIDED AS PART OF OUR chosen curriculum our BOARD APPROVED FOR 7TH GRADE. Now, do you approve? Your silence is approval. Unless you are speaking out about this, you are approving of every single element of this curriculum for your 12 year old child. And,don’t you believe your teacher, no matter how trusted and wonderful the are…they have to teach it. They are the teacher and their job is to teach ALL OF IT! In the year that my eldest child was exposed to 7th grader curriculum which might have been the first year that the district used Positive Prevention Plus…several girls in her class considered themselves questioning or born in the wrong body….what has happened since…I don’t know. Maybe they’ve worked al the kinks out of the program…who knows. All I know is that this material is not age appropriate and I don’t care how you slice and dice it…it is NOT appropriate for our school district to teacher sexual acts and sex behavior for sexual pleasure…in fact, teaching this crap is what a pedophiles does! Oh yes, they do! This i s exactly what a pedophile does. Are our teachers pedophiles…I’d say no but still they ahve to teach it anyway. It’s the law! That’s what our district staffers and board members (lawrence) say….it’s the law and we have to teach it. Really? I can tell you there is NO law that says they have to provide these resources…but they do. You just have to ask why? Why do they teach sex behavior (blood ritual, anal, oral, etc…exactly how to put on a condom and in some cases using a dildo, or veggie…oh did you know that some curriculum say that veggies are great sex toys. Oh yes, I have that hand out too. ASK QUESTIONS PARENTS AND DON’T BELIEVE ANYTHING THEY TELL YOU!


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

Minnesota’s been beating the drums for “cradle to career” for years. MinnPost featured this article in 2016. Media, corporations and non-profits keep this topic in the news constantly speaking of “gaps” to close, but they never close. No Child Left Behind did not close any gaps via it’s testing regime. The “gaps” have merely widened over the last 50 years. When do we say, “enough is enough!” Why do these initiatives continue to be funded by corporate foundations? Placing children in schools at birth, which is much of what we heard of last year, will NOT close the gap for kindergarten/pre-kindergarten readiness, if indeed we should be concerned about “pre-k readiness”.


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

Tag your representatives on this. Here is important info about Utah’s K-12 behavioral assessment provider, American Institutes for Research (AIR) and their steady efforts to sexualize K-12 curriculum. Lest people have forgotten, AIR was in cahoots with the Obama administration from the very beginnings of Common Core. These two pieces of info (bullets below) joined together are just one way that states and schools are being nudged into Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum. Opt out rates won’t make a dent in the trajectory of this—as California is proving and AIR knows. With the aid of Common national curriculum standards, CSE was always meant to integrate into most class subjects, as opposed to remaining in health class. The CSE blueprint was already laid bare in Africa and exposed by Family Watch.

The only solution to stop the sexualization of local curriculum is to end the power of the federal tripod: standards, assessments and accountability (school grading) laws. It operates like a noose to nationalize everything at the school level. And AIR is getting paid handsomely, from your hard earned tax dollars, to sexually groom your kids and control what teachers teach.

• AIR convened a technological communities of practice event at the US Dept. of Ed. One of AIR’s key partners in the event was the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).

CoSN is UNESCO’s technology partner. For those that don’t know, UNESCO is the UN entity that created the International Technological Framework for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in order to move states from Common Core national curriculum standards into international, technologically-based curriculum standards that could integrate UNESCO’s sexual rights agenda across curriculum.

CoSN is directly influencing the data privacy policies of the State Education Technology Directors Association (school tech and privacy reps) so that online curriculum can be controlled for both teachers and students by progressive content curators. The idea is that online curriculum will be curated for teachers and students in the same way that Google controls online content for its users. Common Core reforms’ largest funder Bill Gates can be thanked for this.

https://www.air.org/project/air-convenes-u-s-department-education-s-connected-educator-month

• Here’s AIR’s resource guide to reshape the communities of practice and curriculum in schools around LGBTQ rights:

https://healthysafechildren.org/sites/default/files/LGBTQ%20Tools%20Curricula%20and%20Resources.pdf

Utah and local schools ceded assessment oversight when we first partnered with AIR years ago. As a result, we are losing local curriculum oversight, particularly of online content. Switching assessment providers won’t stop what’s happening because the major assessments agreed to become data interoperable in 2015. States must end the federal tripod: standards, assessments and accountability (school grading) before we pass the point of no return.


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

The Williamson County School System has allegedly taken a left turn politically, and that has prompted one county resident to appeal to conservatives to seek office to try to replace members of the school board.


Watch out for CRU (formerly, Campus Crusade). They have taken a Left turn toward “social justice”: https://enemieswithinthechurch.com/2019/07/31/why-is-cru-echoing-democrat-party-talking-points/


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

Thoughts on this program? This is an email I got from my daughters new teacher. I appreciate her reaching out like this.

I wanted to touch base with you regarding some good news we found out today regarding iReady. 5th graders at Castleview will not have a mandatory iReady reading requirement this year. I know you mentioned that [child name redacted] isn’t permitted to participate in the iReady program, but would you be opposed to her using a different computer-based program that isn’t guided by the FSA?

In class, we will be using the Reading Plus program to compliment our normal reading instruction. As an educator, what I love about the program is that it isn’t tailored to a high stakes test. Instead, it helps to improve students’ reading fluency and comprehension for the purpose of being more proficient readers. The great thing is that it works for students of all ability levels and provides practice up to the college level.

I just wanted to run this by you to see your thoughts on [child name redacted] working with this program.

Please let me know your thoughts.


And some replies to this post:

RUN RUN far away from Reading Plus.


Hate Reading Plus. Say no


I haven’t heard of this program but I’d probably refuse it for my son


The only thing that Reading Plus does successfully is frustrate children to the point of ruining & destroying any love that they have for reading. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel for reading Palm Beach. They’re called books. Reading Plus is the modern day version of a book burning. All control over what & how our kids read. Disgraceful. A real low point in education.


I had no success in getting out of it because it counted as part of the class grade.

Study island is another form of garbage forced on the kids. Any success stories opting out of it?


yes in Manatee but they have made it incredibly difficult for my friend.


Ask about the 25 or so questions that measure your child’s reading motivation through sel type questions to get the program started .. no way


Reading plus is AWFUL. My child’s school dropped it after 1 year.


Agreed with all the above another way they try to wrap it up in a pretty bow and make it sound beautiful. We’ve had Reading Plus for years. And sadly it’s also another thing that counts as a grade before I found this group and was just unaware of the rights we actually do have as parents. Reading Plus was torture these kids are in school all day long have a packet of homework 1000 projects and also had to do Reading Plus as if they haven’t done enough throughout the day. And it counts as a grade it was considered homework and if it was not completed or if the student did not have at least three greens which was the color for passing then it counted against them. What about students who may not have internet at home because their parents can afford it. Take it to the library they say what about students who have parents who don’t have a way to get them to the library maybe they’re working three jobs maybe they have multiple kids again they could care less about that. What about students who have parents with language barriers. The list goes on and on. 1 year my daughter had headaches constantly. Took her to the doctor her vision was fine was sent to a neurologist had all types of testing done everything was fine what it boiled down to was the fact that my child was stuck in front of the computer all day long which was essentially causing these headaches unfortunately she had to go through all types of testing which she is actually we as the parent has to drive all over the place many doctors appointment even though I have five other kids to find out that it just has to do with the fact that she was stuck in front of the computer too often and the doctor had to write a note stating that she had to be very limited on a computer. It’s just so sad what the educational system has to come to what happened to kids just being able to be kids


Yes, they count it as part of their grade. I wish I had a doctor’s note for my kids saying they can’t participate. Good for you for protecting your daughter & getting her out of it.


It’s a horrible program. I worked with middle school kids who were forced to use it. They hated it.



Amd another post from this group:

Oh this is a doozy…I requested a demo.
KOGNITO is what teachers are being trained on in Manatee for upcoming school year.

What will your county be using this upcoming school year ?

FL: NO investment in counselors but plenty of cash to mine student data, invade privacy & blur the lines between FERPA, HIPPA & law enforcement.
Watch the demo….I didn’t know our teachers were now becoming psychologists. Are you being paid extra for this extra job ?

Parents: Think you should be concerned ?
Yes Yes you should be very concerned 😧

You have kids with behavior issues? Kids with emotional or mental issues? Kids who struggle from learning or other disabilities? Have a traumatic event in their life? It will all be tracked. And where does this data go?

TAKE THE DEMO. 👇🏼 you can also request one for middle or high school. This is elementary. copy/paste the link into Safari. It’s not compatible through linking through Facebook on mobile device.

Anyone know what other counties are using ?
Manatee and Sarasota are using Kognito
Are charters included ?


And here are the replies to this post:

Have you seen the Standardized Statewide Behavioral Threat Assessment Instrument Memo from the FLDOE?

https://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-8617/DPS-2019-116.pdf


This should give us all pause…
Kognito is owned by The Blackstone Group Inc. and The CPP Investment Board. Both are hedge fund and impact investment groups.

Update from Manatee district:
Good evening,
Kognito is a mental health awareness training for staff. It is being implemented this year at all elementary schools including charters. It is partially online and partially in person. The staff will watch scenarios on line and come together to discuss them and what they could do should they have a similar situation in their classrooms. There is no student piece to Kognito.
Nicole Cox
Director of Exceptional Student Education
School District of Manatee County
2501 63rd Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203
941-751-6550 x2217



And here is yet another post from this group:

We will not be doing iReady but see our 4th grade teacher has iReady as homework weekly in addition our district has increased the daily minutes to 45 min a day. Last year it was 35 min for k-1 and 40 min for 2-5.
Anyone else seeing a new push for iReady as homework too?

This was the case when we moved here in 2016-17 and then they removed that part as Curriculum Associates stressed at the time no more than 45 min a week per subject. We spoke up at school board meeting, spoke to a reporter who did a story and now we are back to square one…


Here is a post from Karen Bracken:

In case you do not believe that Charters end game is to privatize education, eliminate elected school boards AND PARENTS;

In case you do not believe that vouchers is the funding mechanism they will use to insure ALL students in ALL education choices are taught the same thing;

In case you do not believe we are moving toward a soviet style of training for work instead of educating for individual liberty and freedom;

In case you do not believe our own government has been behind this since the 1950’s (when Eisenhower signed the first agreement with Russia to study communist school to work);

In case you believe the system truly cares about your children (they care about training human capital for the workforce;

In case you do not believe the UN/UNESCO is driving the global education bus (including here in the US);

Then you need to listen to this interview between Alice Linahan (Women on the Wall Texas) and Diana Anderson (a long time researcher). She speaks truth and has the research and documents (as many of us do) to prove what she says is true.

If you do not take the time to listen to these people you will continue to be deceived and lied too and you will deserve it. Women like Diana have done the hard lifting for you. All you have to do is listen and do some research on your own.

The problem is; we have lived in such a deceitful bubble for so long I truly believe it is too late to stop it. The only recourse we have right now is to STARVE THE BEAST and you know what that means. This beast needs only one thing to survive and that is our children. Communities need to come together and make it happen. You need to help your neighbor save their children. We have so many retirees, grandparents, retired teachers that if you just gave of yourself to your neighbor that cannot stay home to educate their children we could implode this plot to steal the hearts, minds and souls of future Americans.


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

I just posted a detailed post about SB 48, The FAIR Education Act and AB 493 on my local community FB Pages. I got laughed at, post got deleted by admin. Some parents were unaware of these laws and were surprised. Others laughed and said what was the big deal children need to learn sooner or later. For those parents I don’t think they know the severity of what we know will be taught in classrooms. Or do they truely not care? Either way… when admins delete my post on Nextdoor. Com, other local FB groups, etc. How is the public supposed to know about this if everything is censored? I am so frustrated. This is the link I provided them as proof this isn’t just a “birds and bees talk”.


And some replies to this post:

I don’t think parents know. It was very hard to believe when I first heard about this. Even now, over a year later of researching, learning, etc. I’m still shocked when I actually see books like “It’s Perfectly Normal!” I checked it out of the library after seeing parts of it at a Protect our Children meeting, hoping it was “not that bad”. Yes it is that bad. Stomach churning bad. I want to believe that this isn’t happening, that my grandkids are safe at school. I don’t believe they are anymore. “My people perish for a lack of knowledge” – and so do our children. Sad, sad, sad.


I had the same thing. Someone from the local school district was promoting it on the community FB page and I posted a link to informed parents with a note saying there was a lot of information for anyone who wanted to delve into it deeper. Deleted by admin.


The same thing happened with a post I wrote to our district-parent run fb group did the same. Completely censored my post that simply raised awareness of their own children’s school curriculum— what parent would not want to be aware, whether they agree or disagree? Their tactic is keeping parents uneducated and in the dark.


The same thing happened with a post I wrote to our district-parent run fb group did the same. Completely censored my post that simply raised awareness of their own children’s school curriculum— what parent would not want to be aware, whether they agree or disagree? Their tactic is keeping parents uneducated and in the dark.


That’s a beautiful reminder. I’m right there with you and I won’t give up no matter how ugly they are. If we can open just one set of blind eyes, we have succeeded!


Nobody believes me either….they want hard proof they can see not something from “fake news” as they put it. Very frustrating ☹️


If parents want proof, they should attend one of the many presentations around the state. I have a hard time believing the teachers are ok with teaching this garbage. Parents need to be aware. This is one more step on the road to ruin for our country. WAKE UP people!!


I know teachers who have actually retired early because they feel like it’s borderline pedophilia teaching children this stuff and that they’re not comfortable. Teachers of over 20 years.


When I see these posts I know immediately that they are unaware and have not read a thing on this .. then I pray for their kids.


This is the issue I find I’m facing. All kinds of websites like the one this article are from, most people are considering fake news and don’t take it seriously and refuse to research it more because it’s coming from fake news.
Well.. what about when there’s smoke there’s fire?


Maybe have to go to schools, stand just off of the property, (on sidewalk?) and handout fliers as parents are leaving, or bulk use mail. ? So sad.


Agree. That is what I did before our rally.We have to go old school on them. Nextdoor has become controlled just like Facebook and basically the whole internet. Anyone who runs an alternative site gets deleted or banned for telling the truth. The truth hurts them so spread the truth wherever you can.Talk to parents at work. Talk to parents or clergy at church. Pass out flyers at school. If we all do it we can get the word out.


Many are in denial and think we’re crazy! And then I have a lot of friends unfortunately that are so liberal and wanting to tolerate everything for peace and equality. It’s crazy.


Can someone please.let me know…yes they removed the books from the list but doesn’t it also allow for teachers to select books from different sources to cover other topics in their curriculum they have to cover? And those books don’t necessarily have to be approved by parents?


yes. Those books are called supplemental materials. Some of the most egregious material was removed from the framework, but is still available as supplemental materials. Teachers intent on furthering this ideology may use any it all of these. Be sure you include all supplemental materials, videos, worksheets, assemblies concerning sexual topics, special guest speakers on your opt out form.



And here are some more posts from this group:

12 yrs ago schools were suspending students if they felt like the kid was ADD or ADHD and the parents are not drugging them on meds. Now they’re stepping over the line more in controlling our childrens’ innocence with sexuality.
Let’s see how those schools will be funded when our children are pulled out. Public Schools get paid for every child’s attendance Daily. No children=No funding.


Totally in agreement with your statement. I have a child with ADD and it was so hard to get an IEP.


they automatically just want you to hush the child with meds and they rush to judgement if the child is not having a good day that he/she didn’t take their meds. There are other ways of tackling ADD with the right food and activities.


my child was in 3rd grade last year. He is a little ‘active’. He was 8/9 in 3rd last year. Every teacher’s meeting she tried to tell me he was ADD/ADHD. Classic symptoms, she said. I told her straight up, I am not drugging him so no need to keep talking about it. He is silly, he is super alert, he does pay attention to disruption in the class, he is looking at his friends and not staring straight ahead. He was also tested for GATE (he missed by a few points, oh well). He tested out in reading and was reading at a 7th grade level. He got almost all 4s on his report cards (4/4). I mean, is he ADD if he is acing everything the school is throwing at him, or is he bored? Hmmmmm. BTW, this is the 1st teacher in the 5 years he has been in school that stated he was ADD. I just ignored the comment and carried on.


what is GATE?


it is for Gifted Kids who are excelling in school.


Schools have no right to tell parents how to raise their children. I would have pulled my kid out, homeschooled and got her in to therapy asap. I am not a professional and not equipped to handle these matters in the proper way, and neither are schools. I wouldn’t want my child to undergo any more psychological harm then she may already have.


Man, if somebody ANYBODY thinks they are gonna talk to my kids about Gay sex or Sexuality at all just know me an my crew will be waiting. We need to take out the pedophiles, not invite them in. And if the government wont help us and the Democrats keep voting it in then we gotta do what we gotta do.


What is going on and why are we as parents allowing the state to control our minor children?? These are minors ?!!! This is madness!!!


This didn’t happen overnight. They’ve been working up to this for a very long time. It behooves us to keep abreast of what the state legislators are doing when we’re not looking.


It seems to me Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are working together in this country to remove parental rights and twist and pervert the minds of our children. We need to get a parents bill of rights drawn up to override these new changes. We have a chance now while Trump is in office. I cannot explain what is happening and why but i know it has the devil written all over it. I just want to know why no one will help us. No lawyers will stand up for the children in this state. I contacted four or five attorneys who claim to stand up for Christians or freedom and not a one called me back. This is disgusting and so unfair. Our children deserve better protections from these new laws aimed to destroy them.


I have a friend whose husband is a principal and he’s not allowed to tell the parents that their son is transgender and has changed his name at school. The parents will find out when he graduates this year.


People are going to have to decide if they are going to be complicit in this or are they going to risk everything to do what is right. My son’s principal said he is not going to do this stuff in his charter. But I fear i will send my son to the school this year and the principal will give in like a pod person. I have a really bad feeling this year.



And another post from this group:

I talked to Bonita and Arcadia school districts about the sex Ed for kG and elementary
She explained to me that there is no sex Ed for this age however they are going to take out all the classic old curriculum and impose new curriculum
I am talking about the general English and math and social studies
She gave me examples of this new curriculum
So in the reading instead of a family that has a father and a mother it will be a family that has two dads and two mums
In the history class they will talk about an athlete that had a huge rule in the women act and they will have a foot note that this woman was led in ( despite the fact the she told me there is no sex Ed) I asked her so if you are not going to teach the kids about homosexuality how are you going to explain to them that this person was lesbian she didn’t respond
Unfortunately since parents won’t have access to the text books we won’t know what material they are giving the kids.so it is not a dedicated sex Ed it is being taught in the curriculum of the English math and history classes
They are indoctrinating the kids and normalizing these acts
Unfortunately since it’s a law there is nothing you can do except teaching the kids at home and at church
Or taking them to private schools


Kudos to this mayor for doing the right thing!
https://christiannews.net/2019/08/12/nj-mayor-stands-against-homosexual-transgender-curriculum-in-schools-as-an-affront-to-almighty-god/


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

K12, Inc. Data Breach. 7 million public, private and homeschoolers are involved.
“The database contained the names, ages, and genders of students along with their respective schools — information that many parents would not be comfortable sharing publicly,” Bischoff wrote. Students’ names, states, age, birth dates, school district, genders, grades and school names were all included in the database.”


Illinois joins the states of California, New Jersey, and Oregon that are pushing this indoctrination: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/08/11/illinois-governor-mandates-lgbt-history-curriculum-for-public-schools/


Here is a post from a South Carolina anti-Common Core group:

I guess this is where we will be heading since Public Education is all about creating workforce now…

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/19/08/09/1815238/schoolchildren-in-china-work-overnight-to-produce-amazon-alexa-devices


Here is a post that was shared in the ParentStrike group:

This is from a training in Indianapolis Public Schools. Yup. Rigor. Grit. Get those babies away from those toys because everyone knows the best assembly line workers need to be kept in line, in a box, and unimaginative.
Shame on any Superintendents who push this garbage. They surely must know the truly creative and smart people, the innovators, are not born from this deprivation.
Fight back. Don’t allow it, teachers. You hold the power. Use it.

______________________________

And here are the replies to this post:

Speculative investment in human capital via badges (with perpetual debt) brought to you by the Lumina Foundation, based in Indianapolis.

THIS:

People don’t understand digital global labor pools. There aren’t living wage jobs now. How do they think there will be MORE jobs later when these children with the portfolios of badges are competing for gigs through algorithmic job awarders with poor people all over the globe. They just can’t wrap their mind around it.


Last year my students were given a 15 minute recess. WTH? So I stopped math 15 minutes early and took them out myself to extend to 30 minutes.


It’s the little things like this that allow us to take our power back.


They are trying to create mental illness that they can treat with their “evidence-based” social impact interventions.


so do NOT miss that bs they are always ramming down teachers throats… I retired not a second too soon …. I also would of tacked on 15 minutes of recesss… good for you and your kids!


WTF… is this poster for real???? GAH!!!!!
I’ve got a go fund me for more play material for my classroom, and met with my new principal during my
Time
Off to see if i can raise money for a painted
Peaceful playground blacktop for extra recess.
This is crazy.


No, it’s late-stage capitalism.


I believe Pritzker is funding much of Hickenloopers campaign.


We also need people to organize to stop this. We need for educators and parents to join together and speak up and refuse to be a part of this. This is not a “Donors Choose” type of scenario. We need direct action and we need for people to come to grips with the danger we are in, that all of our children are in. This is not “crazy.” This is not a “mistake.” This is not something we can “elect” away. This is transnational global capital that aims to prey on our youngest, most vulnerable people-all of them, in every corner of the globe. I am SO tired of people not trying to get what is happening. It’s time.


This makes me angry as a teacher and a parent.



Here is a post from a South Carolina anti-Common Core group:

This letter needs to go viral. I hope you will do your part in making it happen! This letter needs to be posted on every single Christian church ‘s facebook page and it needs to be read aloud by the preachers of every single Christian Church in the USA…The author NAILED IT! TRUTH!!!! Let it shine! Please share! Here it is:

Lisa Watkins is a black educator in Kansas City. She was a longtime ACLU activist but ins now a Christian educator. Here is a letter from her, forwarded to me by E. Ray Moore. – Lisa makes it very clear what is happening and why. We had better wake up!

Hello from Kansas City

I am reading with a heavy heart that Christians in South Carolina are slowly going down with the ship regarding the transition from Christian/abstinence based sex-education to a Planned Parenthood designed model of sex-education. I am not shocked that the ship is going down, because liberals have a methodical plan to devour America through the government school system… but I am shocked to see that Christians continue to have this ‘dear-in-the-headlights’ reaction to something that they have seen happen again and again and again. State-by-state, the liberals come in and take over the school boards. State-by-state, the liberals seek to remove any reference to Jesus. And state-by-state, Christians act like this is their first time at the rodeo.

Please note that the key to liberal success isn’t their genius super secret plan to take down America. Their plan isn’t genius and it certainly is a very open secret. There isn’t a conservative in America that can’t quote Saul Alinsky. The key to liberal success is the predictable reaction by Christians to their not so genius openly secret plans. The liberals can be certain of one thing. They are certain that Christians will give speeches citing their outrage. These speeches will be recited at school board hearings, on TV, on talk-radio, in beauty parlors, and over kitchen tables, and on YouTube videos…. but what will NOT happen, is that Christians will not abandon the government schools. Liberals are students of human nature, and human nature tells them that people prefer comfort to pain. People prefer the status quo to change. And the government schools give people more comfort than pain. It is easier to send your kid to the government schools than to make the financial sacrifice to pay for private schools or to homeschool. The government schools give parents a predictable, comfortable routine.

So as long as Christians continue to support the system, the system will remain in place. Christians will boycott Target, because free-markets have given us a rival system (Walmart, Kmart, etc.) But what difference does it make to boycott Target’s bathroom policy when the schools you send you children to have the exact same policies as Target? Christians are scolded to not give Target $100- per month, because the store will look at their bottom line and amend their policies. But the same Christians will give the government schools their precious children every day, each valued at $7-$20k a year by the various school districts? Using the same logic, it would follow that the school districts will also look at their bottom line and amend their policies.

Here is another example, imagine the voice of the rapist who excuses his actions by saying, “Her lips said NO, but her actions said YES”. This is where we are with Christians and the government schools. Your words say NO, but your continued support of a wicked system says YES.

Think about this little lesson on compromise that I learned as a liberal…. imagine there are 2 groups who disagree on a subject. One group wants A, the other group wants Z. They are at an impasse, so they decide to compromise. They meet in the middle. They meet at M. On the surface, it looks like no one has won, but when you scratch the surface, the Z group has really won. The Z group has the momentum. All Z group has to do is wait a little while and then make the argument for Z again. Z knows that his opponent will not agree, but his opponent might be willing to compromise again. Here is the critical part, while we have been waiting, the A group has been redefined. Their children are no longer A’s…. they are now M’s. Compromise has changed the environment that the kids grew up in. The 2 groups are no longer A vs Z. The groups are now M vs Z. So if we agree to meet in the middle again, we will be at T. And just like his forefather (A), M. is under the illusion that both sides gave up something. So again, the Z group will simply wait a while and reach out to the T group regarding their old disagreement, and again the Z group will suggest a compromise, and the T group (like their forefathers A & M) will agree to the compromise. So now they will meet at W. The Z group has victory at hand. They only have to wait one more generation before there will be no significant difference between the W group and the Z group.

Please understand that the power of Z was not only in A’s willing to compromise. The real power was in A’s willful blindness regarding how the environment was being changed all around him. Each generation that grows up under the compromise will look at the original A group as a group that is out of touch. The Z’s will turn the A’s children and grandchildren against them. The compromise conservatives (moderates or RINO’s) will have just as much contempt for the true conservatives as the liberals do. The funny part is that the A, M, and T groups will swear that they are not losing. They will drag out all the rare exceptions of how there is still hope.

It is critical that Christians understand that we are at the W stage of the game. Today’s kindergarteners will grow up in a school district where Jesus is mocked, sex is encouraged, homosexuality is celebrated, America is denigrated, conservatives are racists, masculinity is marginalized, big government is celebrated and illiteracy is accepted. Today’s school kids are the last generation. The problem is no longer limited to California and NY. Bible belt states like SC and Kansas are losing the fights in their school boards and state houses.

We are at the point where we all must look at ourselves in the mirror and ask the following….
What would it take before I will refuse to put any more energy into the current system? If you refuse to define your breaking point, it will be easy to keep moving the goal post. Ask yourself why you are still clinging to a system that hates you?

Pastor Ray is right, we need a plan. The plan exists, but it cannot work if Christians are not willing to see the need to exit the schools.

‘Hear this now, O foolish people, Without understanding, Who have eyes and see not, And who have ears and hear not: (Jeremiah 5:21)


And another post from this group, albeit from back in March:

Listen to SC Republican Shannon Erickson, Representative, SC House District 124 talk about the need to track ALL children, INCLUDING HOMESCHOOLERS, from BIRTH to the workforce.

Visit uspie.org to join the movement to Stop Fed Ed.


And some replies to this post:

And ALL our Pickens House Representatives voted FOR the 0-20 Communist Committee Committee …thank God Senator Rex Rice does not agree and helped strike this overreach Committee from the Senate version…but don’t get too happy…cause the fight to keep it out of the legislation ain’t over till the fat lady sings…


And if ANY of you actually believe that just because she RAN as a Republican, that she REALLY IS one, you need a reality check. Dems in this state can magically “turn” into a member of an opposing party JUST to get elected in a red state. They are like Muslims – “deceive if necessary” to accomplish your agenda. Molly Spearman IS a democrat just like this. If enough people would rise up and hold them accountable for their ideas NOT their party, we would have less to battle.


How about we start with not voting for them. Here’s the deal, Republicans in SC are so easily fooled into voting against the best Republican candidate that they often vote for RINO’s and worse. EXAMPLE – A pro school choice group in SC, which still exists, sent money to my opponent who announced his candidacy with these words: “My name is _______and this is my wife Suzy. We are products of the public schools and our children, when we have them will be products of the public schools.” He ran as a Republican because ours is a Republican district – but he was not registered when he signed up to run. He was pushed by his firm and parents to run. When he got the $1,000 check from this pro-school choice group, he returned it immediately. But did the group endorse me? No way – and i lost by 43 votes – winning the 6 county precincts and losing the 3 inner city precincts where I live. Just one case study of many showing why we have the representatives we have. Don’t blame them – they are just politicians, blame the people who elect them, especially those who consider themselves to be Republicans.


Sadly at the local level their political affiliations are are also hidden and most do not take the time to research vital background not covered by media. Too often Money becomes the tool of operation which invites lethal compromise that always affects conservative, constitutionally orientated people. In many ways limiting donations to ONLY individuals could actually change the direction.


Yes, because that “Christian conservative” group that preferred the well-financed, recruited, reluctant, highly paid lawyer over an eager grassroots Republican woman, an experienced campaigner with a very conservative track record, making $7,000 a year as an adjunct professor but financing her own campaign. People should be revolted by this kind of thing – but we’re used to it and so it seems normal. Watch the Dems – they don’t do this sort of thing because they are not in politics so much to get rich as to get their policy preferences enacted into law. We saw how NOT EAGER Republican congressmen were to take advantage of their political dominance in all three branches of government. NOT!!! They are in politics to get rich and they do not care about policy – they support the policies that will advance the goal of getting rich. I am very sad to say this, and am willing to listen to alternative explanations, but that’s what I see.


perhaps that is more true at the state level before they evolve to the federal level when THEY DO in fact get rich from being planted there! That’s what created the swamp in the first place!


I think a lot has to do with the nature of true conservatives and the goals and values they pursue. They are business owners, craftspeople, and positions where level of income is secondary to accomplishing their talents or dreams. They are more individualistic seeking to better their own lives and contributing to society through self suffiency. Liberals are geared towards careers of influence whether or not they actually have a talent or proclivity for it. They just seek the power and they use intellect to add to the illusion they need to fulfill this image. So they are willing to stomp over anyone else, even traditional values to reach such status. Values themselves are relative and they will Change or create them for stepping stones along the way. Not so for those of us who’s values ARE not relative and therefor obstacles that are futile to breach and involve moral compromises we know we’ll pay for in a spiritual sense. Hard to nail down in words but that’s much of it I think.


Why does one group need to follow “where these children are?” It’s none of their business. America won the cold war without this and the Soviets lost with it – go with the winning strategy – FREEDOM!


The real problem is that we ALL SEE where that would lead but not enough will commit to pointing it out, and taking the necessary action to be a powerful enough force to effectively contend it.


We are in a time when money rules! How can you get someone to run for office without a million dollars at least? The only way to get in the first time is door to door. Many communites are gated! Many people will not come to the door. Winning the first time is a tremendous task. Once you are known, you can just put some ads on TV and stay in office. If there is no imcumbent , it is an easier task to win a seat. It is very difficult to unseat someone.



Here is a post from a pro-homeschooling group:

So, Some truth comes out… apparently some of my husbands coworkers have asked if I want to homeschool because I don’t want to go back to work. This Angers me.


And here are the replies to this post:

Uhhh…. going to work would be easier! Try not to stress opinions from people who are non-relevant to your family’s decisions!


I totally disagree with this statement. I worked full time for 27 years. I retired in November at 50 years old to stay home and homeschool. I also babysit my granddaughter during the day and work online about 20 hours a week. I feel like I am on vacation every day. Working full time was so much harder!


I agree with you. I have worked for over 20 years full time. I quit my job last October to homeschool my son with learning disabilities and work as a va at home for a few hours. It is insanely hard to do that and care for my 3 year old. Not to mention mentally hard to adjust to being home all the time.


Ask him do they send their kids to public because they don’t want to parent?


Don’t be angry, just laugh because at least we want to be invested in our kids and not send them out to someone else. I cringe when I hear parents begging for school to come back in session because they can’t stand their kids being home. Often times the right thing is not the popular thing


IDIOTS!! Being a parent, more importantly a Mom, is the most important job in the entire universe!! You are working. And then the choice to homeschool your child/children is doing what’s best for them which is what we do as Moms. OMG!! 😯


It’s sad that men are being trained to only see a womans worth if she brings in a paycheck. You are doing an amazing hard job that has the best benefits money could never buy.


Because if a stranger does it and gets paid it’s a job but when you as a parent with the most love and knowledge of your own child does it, it’s not? It’s not hard work at all! Not the most important JOB you’ll ever have?!? Oy vey 🤦🏻‍♀️


It’s interesting. It is unacceptable for people to find any flaw in a traditional school teacher without being ostracized as if they’ve committed blasphemy, yet when a parent takes on the job, it’s considered “not working.”



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

So I sent that email out on Sunday, that someone posted earlier about opting out of Iready this year. I just filled in the blanks with my child’s info.
I never got a response so I resent it this a.m. I got a call from the assistant principal today (whom wasn’t on the email list, I sent it to the principal.)
Now I feel like sh!@, and feel like this maybe was a huge mistake. Apparently my child is the ONLY one in the entire school trying to Opt out of Iready. I told him I have no problem with my child doing educational things (i.e.reading, paper based work etc.) during the 27 minutes of Iready each day. He asked about IXL, I told him I don’t want her using programs that mine data about my child.
He then said “oh so you don’t want her using the computers or anything at all?” I told him again, only things that mine data using her (N number) are out of the question.
He then laughed and said “okay I got it… basically you don’t want her using the computers here at school, because you know they use their N number JUST to log onto the computer!”
What? This is all getting out of hand, especially after reading today about the SEL mental health questions being asked and tracked by teachers. Ugh I’m so overwhelmed I don’t even know where to begin. Mind you, I asked him to send me things via email about what they will do to accommodate her for this situation. None of them will send me things via email.
My hubby said our daughter is now probably going to be singled out/bullied, and seen as a problem child by admin/staff/teachers.
FYI: Sarasota County…7th grade.


And here are the replies to this post:

Doing the right thing for your child is never a mistake.


I just don’t know now if it is the right thing. It really hard to hear out of more than 749 students she is the only one. He said he hasn’t had to deal with this with anyone else. He said he even had to call the school board to get info before he called me. Now(after speaking with the asst principal) taking the paper based approach teachers are going to have to get lessons and paperwork gathered just for her since she is the only one doing this. What teacher would want more work on their plate? This is why my hubby felt she will now be singled out etc….


my child was the only one too. Most parents are not informed or don’t know they can opt out. Spread the word. I was the first to opt out but I wasn’t the last.


She is NOT the only one. My 8th grader doesn’t do iReady and has not been asked to do any other programs. Your principal is being a bully and condescending to say the least. I’m also in Sarasota County. I know at least one other family of a middle schooler that doesn’t do iReady.

Not only that, logging in to a computer is NOT the same thing as logging in to a program. What a tool.

he’s just being difficult. I’d remind him that logging on to a computer is not the same as logging in to a program owned by a company that sells their data to third party companies. At the end of the day, you don’t need to explain yourself. You told him what she wasn’t allowed to do and that is that.


Do your research and do what you think is best for your daughter. You can call the school and let them know you changed your mind. Teachers will not bully your child based on this, nor will the admin. And if they do, then that is a bigger problem than refusing iready.


well, I guess I don’t know 100% that she will. I just know I have read other parents that have mentioned their child being asked/told several times to just take the tests/Diagnostics even after they opted out. That it is part of the schools tactics.


I feel the term bullying and tactics are hard to put on a school. They are technically taking orders from the district, and these words paint our schools in a bad light. I see it this way. I allow my child to participate in iready/school comp for the time being. He is not allowed electronics during the week because im more concerned about screen time than I am about the school using his data. When and if this should get out of control I will gladly speak up, and do what is neccessary for my child.


it isn’t the school using teh data that’s nearly the concern is that the companies are allowed to sell our children’s PII to any third party company requesting it.


I’m more concerned about the data tracking and data breaches that are happening with students personal info all over this country. I mean I have read reports of children having bad credit before they even are of age to get credit cards. Their info was breached and identity stolen long before they were 18. I feel this doesn’t help prevent it, it just gives crooks another easy way of getting info. Screen time is also on my mind though.
And not trying to be unkind here, just wondering why you would join a group specifically about opting out of Iready, if you said your kids participate in Iready? Just curious is all.


It is a bullying tactic. It doesn’t matter if she is the only one. You are the parent. We stand behind you. I felt like my child was the first to opt out of FSA at MSA but we ddI it and now more are doing it. Ask if she can log in as a guest so her information is not captured. Persist. It’s worth it

I am sorry he laughed at you. That is totally inappropriate. You have the right as a parent to guide her education and protect her from data mining just as you would in any other instance. Just because it is at school changes nothing. I was not used to going against a teacher or policy as I figured they know best but it turns out they may not. Make your decision and then stick by it without fear. I support you in doing what is right for YOUR child. Every parent and child is different.


I just don’t want her to be that kid with those parents if you know what I mean. They have a way of pointing things out to the entire class or making kids feel less than. Like last year (before I was aware of this group) my daughter did Iready, each time she would miss where they thought she should be by a few points. She got called into the principal’s office and asked what she think she did wrong to get these scores, what she could do to raise them, and then had to write out a small essay in the office. She said there was 3 kids in her class pulled out during class time to go through this. So the class knew who walked out. Then whenever they had celebrations for reaching the scores, her and the other children weren’t allowed to go. So it was announced in front of the class who gets to go to the pool party and icecream social, and the rest were told to stay in the classroom!


My son is the only one who did not do IReady last year, not sure about this year. My daughter was the only one in her school that opted out of FSA (son not old enough). There are plenty of programs that can be used without a unique log in ID. You may have to do some research and find one that will benefit your child.


well he laughed and said they use their n number just to sign on the computer….so he said I guess everything will have to be paper based for her….more work for the teachers 😫


the computers are interfering with the teacher doing their job in my opinion. They are there to teach not watch while the computer “teaches and tests”.

so the only way to make it eight again is to continue to push back. Not that much work to print a few paper based tests or give her a workbook. You are not asking them to redesign curriculum. I was terrified the first time we opted out of FSA. I was told no honor classes no scholarships, remedial classes. This group got me thru and none of that happened. She is in honors classes and is doing great. Got her out of remedial this morning due to “an error”. It’s all good.


we Opt Out of everything that requires a unique log in ID. If it has an option for guest user, the program is evidence based by third parties and researched and it is of value to your child then o would say go for it. The problem is that a unique log in ID is how your child’s analysis of data is mined. The unique log in ID is tied to the student portal or central network at your district, that’s what you want to avoid.


I was afraid of that. My oldest has been doing big ideas and I just didn’t know I could opt out. Now that I am learning I do not know if I want the younger one to do that. I May have to go against the grain again


I refused everything. Honestly I think it’s for the best. I personally don’t care if they have to use a book and paper. Better than a computer teaching a child. That’s why there is so much lack of common sense and no actual experience by doing. Jmo


I would rather my child pick up a book, use pencil and paper rather than be forced to participate in programs that have no value.


Last year, my kids were the only ones in each of their classes (1st, 3rd, 5th). No one was bullied (including me!) My kids got extra time with their teachers, or extra practice with math games, or read a book. I don’t even think most other students realized they weren’t on the computer. But, if it helps you feel better, get your friends to opt out. The more people the better if we ever want a change made from the top.


I don’t know how many kids are opted out at my son’s Jr high and I honestly don’t care. I did get the vibe from some of the staff that they don’t care for most of the programs on the computers either but we all know they aren’t allowed to actually say that! I spoken to other parents that didn’t know the could opt their kids out of iready and other such programs



And another post from this group:

I didn’t sign permission for my kids to use the internet at school and as a added measure I sent my opt out letter for all sites that have a unique login. I got a email today from the principal that she wants a conference with me Thursday. If they are asking parents permission for internet use and a parent says no, not sure what they can do about it. I am concerned that my kids are going to be left out of rewards like for getting AR points since they will not be doing AR this year.


And some replies to this post:

Yes, they might be left out of awards. Mine opted out of IReady, we bought RazKids and he got awards for that instead. It really does depend on how the school (really teachers) handle it. They will probably tell you there is not other option than IReady to do assessments, not true. We used the DAR. Stand your ground! I don’t know if I would even take that meeting with the principal, to be honest.


Same thing was happening to my daughter for AR she has a learning disability and it would always exclude her because she struggles with reading. I would ask for a replacement to earn just as the rest that would give a fair chance.

I would think under FAPE they would be required to come up with a solution. I suggested read books,work on a worksheet,work on things that target her areas of struggles.



And here is another post from this group. The poster posted an image, but since it gives away their first name, and I wish to keep my poster sources anonymous (to make it harder for the other side to harass and/or doxx them, I’ll type it out myself.):

Got this response back tonight from my son’s teacher… clearly she’s never had anyone opt out before 😬

Any thoughts on how to proceed?

Hi there [parent name redacted],

I hope you have had a lovely, restful weekend. I am looking forward to tomorrow! 🙂

I receieved your email regarding [child name crossed out with red ink] use of iReady in the classroom and I truly appreciate your respect for educators in this profession. I only want what is best for [child name crossed out with red ink] in his academic pursuits, and I respect your concerns about the computer program.

I plan to check with [staff member’s name crossed out by red ink] later this week about your concern. (Kindergarten doesn’t begin the program until September.) iReady had been a program in Seminole County Public Schools incorporates in our students’ learning experience as it is beneficial for the individualized instruction, growth monitoring, data tracking, and an engaging/personalized learning experience. I would love to first check with [staff member name crossed out by red ink] to verify procedures concerning omitting the learning program. I will let you know as soon as I have information regarding iReady.

Thank you so much for reaching out to me – I appreciate the communication.

Best regards,
[Teacher name crossed out by red ink]


And here are the replies to this post:

Obviously no one has ever opted out with her. Lol.
Whenever she gets back to you, just reiterate that you don’t want your son using it (or any other program that involves sending data).


Also… why is this email making me doubt my decision??? I feel like I’m a jerk for opting out of this 😬


nah. You’re good. You’ve done your part.
When she does get back with you, ask to see the peer-reviewed research to support its use. She won’t be able to


no doing what’s right for your kid isn’t always easy when you go against the powers that be…. don’t second guess


Just tell her you dnt want your child using any program that rewuires a unique log in
She should be aware if parents opting out and if not than her supervisor should have no issues with your request


I understand how you feel. I felt the same way the first time I informed of my decision to remove my kiddo from the i-Ready program. The School Staff told me the program was a great opportunity to provide individualized learning, but when I asked to see how that was possible they just talked about the data the computer program generates. At the end of our meeting, it was obvious that iReady is being used as a test prep. It was an uncomfortable meeting, but one of the best academic decisions I have made for my kiddo. He was provided with paper base work while other kids did iReady.


my son’s teacher made me feel the same way when I mentioned my concerns. I was truly shocked that a teacher who taught gifted children thought this was an excellent learning tool. I even mentioned to her as a former language arts teacher and having done my own research I disagreed with the value of it. She did not seem very happy.

it’s VERY MUCH TEST PREP! I wish more teachers would do their research and speak up to their administration and districts about the program. I have had people tell me that it’s a great time for teachers to be able to put kids on the computer and maybe get something done.


A civil disobedience isn’t “comfortable”
Just remember you are doing what is best for your child.
👏🏼👏🏼


Our teacher said that admin or someone monitors minutes and if they don’t meet it, the teacher gets in trouble. Is that true?


that’s what ours always said, but once I reiterated that my son wasn’t going to be doing 30 minutes a day at home, they didn’t say anything more.


no. There is no state mandate for number of minutes used. There is no state mandate for iReady. The assessments count towards teachers VAM (value added model).
Ask them to show you the statute.


at our school in broward county the teachers are under heavyyyy pressure from admin to rack up the minutes per child. They track them.


i said the same thing and they didn’t argue but you know what they did? They had her doing iready in class then.


I have a feeling that’s how it is in Palm Beach County too. My son just came from a private school and they only used it for diagnostic purposes and that was it and I clearly gave them enough information about the program that they were not renewing it. I was very frustrated because the AP told me they only did it for 40 minutes which I was kind of willing to except and now the teacher is telling me 60 minutes which is making me a little bit more upset. You’re telling me they’re going to put a child on it for only 12 minutes at a time if they do it each day?


it is true in Clay and Brevard. District monitors minutes. In fact in brevard teacher names with class minutes are posted on the wall in the office conference wall. Because public shaming or praising works well as a motivator?????


In Seminole County there is heavy pressure to get the 46 minutes and 70%+ pass rate. It is monitored weekly by admin and some admin question teachers and students when they don’t hit the expected numbers.


Our schools monitors the quota required of i-ready, and they get penalized if they do not follow, like no field trips. That was last year-kindergarten. I have to see what to expect this year. I am not sure they enforced it Last year but that is what we were told.
Has anyone considered the parent doing the i ready?


I have a friend who was a teacher herself and would actually do some of it for her child because she said some aspects of it were a little confusing but even questionable. My other friend who is a teacher But not an actual classroom teacher she says that the kids think it’s fun and it’s like a video game.


my son dislikes it with a passion, it is a huge argument to have him sit to do it. I do not mind having him do things that he does not like, however based on all the info i read this program is questionable on several levels. It is repetitive and he gets bored, he knows the answers and he is a creative kid, hands on. He also has trouble standing still for long periods of time. I think it is a disservice.
So i questioned if parents did it, the data collected will be inaccurate. At rhe government level nobody seems to listen. Computers and programs are tools and if used appropriately may do some good.


My son has been exposed to iready for math since 6th grade that I know of (2yrs ago) and he can’t stand it!! He says it’s hard to follow, the videos are baby like and he doesn’t retain anything.


I’ve supervised my kids at home the past year and it really has amped up my anger levels with the schools


i supervised the iready too, all the time he sat I sat with him. I also got very angry and i am upset at the school system.


All those reasons she gives for supporting iReady have NEVER been validated. We are supposed to believe iReady does all those things because Curriculum Associates says so.


Tell her instead of him getting his “individualized” instruction from a computer program, that you would prefer him getting it either from a separate “center” or more teacher interaction. Don’t feel bad about opting him out of this! This program is absolutely ridiculous and I know first hand from admitting it to students for five years… kindergarten and first grade. Do everything in your power to say NO!!



And yet another post from this group:

7th grade advanced language arts at Nolan. No mention of how much reading plus time is planned but that it is graded. Is there a recommended limit? As a parent, I never received any info last year as to how this program helped my kid. Or what progress was made. Does it track time spent? Can I access it and see if time spent exceeds recommendations?

________________________

And here are the replies to this post:

There is ZERO recommended for any child that is NOT NEEDING REMEDIATION!!! This product is being used to experiment on advanced language arts students at ANY school!

I posted it on Opt Out manatee from the Reading Plus webpage that it is a remedial program. Please do not fall for the king sized candy bars they give as treats for competing the work like little Guinea pigs in a science lab. It appears as though Nolan is the only middle who this happens to because parents say no


I wrote an email last week currently the administration is reviewing my email I blatantly refused reading plus based on the SEL questions on the data mining and the fact that we limit screen time I told him he has no permission whatsoever to partake in that program

Parents need to stand up and have their voices be heard put it in writing called him out and fight



Looks like Hinsdale District #86 in Illinois is ignoring the wishes of a father and letting his daughter identify as a boy: https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/dad-horrified-as-public-school-convinces-daughter-shes-a-boyand-he-cant-stop-it


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

Help! Just went to back to school night where I was Informed by a teacher that anti-bullying, anti-harassment would be taught. That it was mandated to be taught within the first weeks of school and that she was very uncomfortable with some of the curricula as it didn’t seem age appropriate. Does anyone have examples of this kind of curricula?
________

And here are some replies to this post:

1.) You’re blessed to have a teacher with a moral code. And one who is honest about the changes to the curriculum.
2.) The SOGI additions (Sexual Orientation/Gender identity) were enacted to reduce bullying of a protected class. However, it goes way beyond information, all the way to indoctrination.
3.) Arrange a meeting with this teacher and ask to see the textbooks and other material she’s referring to. We usually recommend you start at the district level, talking to the Curriculum Specialist, but since your child’s teacher opened the door, why not start there.
You did not indicate the grade level…But be on the lookout for books such as ‘I am Jazz’, ‘Jack Not Jackie’, ‘A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo’ ‘Red, a Crayon’s Story’, ‘Who Are You’, for lower elementary grades.
You’re child will be taught that there are more than two genders. They can be a boy or a girl. Both, or neither. Dozens of choices now. That the gender ‘assigned’ to them at birth is not necessarily true.

https://youtu.be/g134pSNrhf0
This might be helpful…


What district are you in?


Jefferson district in Tracy



And another post from this group:

This is a post from my friend [name redacted], who is a nurse and her husband a pediatrician: please go if you are able.

Hey everyone, as most of you know [name redacted] & I have been working with a woman on the board for OC Board of Ed, regarding the sex Ed curriculum. This Wednesday [name redacted] is speaking again. Here’s the info. The meeting is at 2:00pm. The more supporters on “our side” who can show up, the better! Here’s the info:

Where? Orange County Dpt of Education
200 Kalmus Dr, Costa Mesa

Purpose: the subject of our speeches are not on the agenda.. but since OC just received a 5 million dollar grant from the state to “roll out” the health framework which will enforce more radical compliance to AB 329, we are again stressing how the curriculum violates their own rules.

BTW:
The OC superintendent entered into this 5 mill contract without board approval or knowledge. 😡👎


Here is a good news post from this group:

I am so excited to share, I just heard from a mom (one of my boys’ friend mom) that there’s over 87 kids at Betsy Ross Elementary School that are homeschooling and of course, kids are talking about missing school to protest and change the laws so they won’t be taught this crap and they’ll be able to see their friends at school again! Our kids are smart and parents are communicating to their children. It’s unfortunate that not all families see this harm and it’s unfortunate that not all families are able to homeschool or send their kids to a private school. Let’s keep on spreading and educating!!!! I gotta tell you, tears cake down my eyes, it brought me joy that parents are doing something and kids are involved too. And I am proud to say my boys are part of that number. Let the homeschooling journey begin! Prayers are appreciated! 🙏🏻 If God with us, who can be against us? 🛑 ✋ right there enemy.


Here is a post from Alice Linahn:

If this does not concern Parents, Teachers, Tax Payers, and Elected officials- IT SHOULD!! Bill Gates was a key player shifting education away from academics to values, beliefs and behaviors. Giving anyone with an agenda access to America’s children.

“Bill Gates flew from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to Palm Beach on March 1, 2013 with Jeffrey Epstein.

Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday morning, had told people in the past that he was a financial adviser to Gates

A rep for Gates’ humanitarian foundation denied that Epstein ever worked for billionaire founder of Microsoft, but would not comment on the 2013 flight.

Gates and his wife have championed the education and empowerment of young women around the world through their charitable work.

Epstein had just been released from prison four years prior after pleading guilty to two counts of soliciting a minor under the age of 18 for sex.

Bill Gates hitched a ride on Jeffrey Epstein’s plane – four years after he served time behind bars for soliciting a minor under the age of 18 for sex.

Flight records reveal that Gates flew with Epstein from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to Palm Beach on March 1, 2013, one of the few flights that year where pilot Larry Viskoski recorded the name of a passenger.

The pair had spent time together previously, most notably at the annual Edge Dinner, which each year welcomes billionaires from around the world to come together and discuss advancements they are working in on the worlds of math, science and technology.

In fact, the 2013 dinner took place just two nights before they flew to Florida, though neither of the men are pictured attending that year’s event.”

Please take note:

  • In 2000, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) a grant for 6.3 million dollars.
    TASA and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) are trade organizations who’ve been tied to the vendors/lobbyists for many years.
  • In 2004 Microsoft signed a 26-page “Cooperation Agreement with the UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) to develop a “master curriculum (Syllabus)” for teacher training in information technologies based on standards, guidelines, benchmarks, and assessment techniques.
  • In 2007 the Texas Education Agency (TEA) was given a $7 million dollar grant by the Gates foundation. With the stated purpose: to provide funding towards a longitudinal evaluation of the Texas High School Project now known as “Educate Texas” funded by“Communities Foundation of Texas”, as a way to understand the effectiveness of individual projects and programs, as well as overall effectiveness.
  • Interestingly, Communities Foundation is the same model Epstein was using in the Virgin Islands. It was the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI).
    (CFVI) works with Antilles School, the Clinton Global Initiative, Fintrac, and Catchafire. Aside from serving on the board of Antilles School, Pamela Berkowsky, Clarie Starkey, and two other board members served on the board of CFVI, the arms of control used to groom students for the Epstein network.
    https://cfvi.net/
  • In 2011 Texas legislators overwhelmingly pass SB 6. SB 6 allows textbook publishers to bypass the state adoption process.
    Interestingly, SB6 was championed by Thomas Ratliff who was not only on the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) he was, for over 13 yrs a paid lobbyist for Microsoft. The same Microsoft whose owner Bill Gates gave TEA 7 million and TASA a 6.3 Million dollar grant with the stated Purpose: to provide superintendents and principals from public and private schools access to quality leadership development focused on technology integration and whole systems change.

Total Quality Management (TQM)- Texas’ Points of Compliance in the Education System (Updated)

TASA’s High Tech High~ Changing a Child’s Mind and America’s Future (Updated): http://www.voicesempower.com/tasa_high-tech-high-changing-our-communities-changing-a-a-childs-mind_updated/

Gates Epstein article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7350469/amp/Bill-Gates-flew-Jeffrey-Epstein-Loliota-Express-2013-years-pedophile-prison-stay.html?__twitter_impression=true


And some replies to this post:

And CSE is funded by Internationl Planned Parenthood. Bill Gates dad was a big shot with the national PP. Gates and his wife are eugenicists. They co-hosted a eugenicists conference London several years ago.


Common Core reforms have always been connected to sexual revolution. We know this because UNESCO said that their Comprehensive Sexuality Education curriculum would integrate into most subjects through national standards. Peter Greene is right. Common Core standards are data tags, and with Bill Gates at the helm, he and UNESCO can monitor children’s allegiance to the sexual rights agenda.


I wrote this article 5 years ago connecting the Comprehensive Sex Ed Standards to Texas, no one would listen.

Parents, Are You Ready for the Well Funded Battle Against YOUR RIGHTS As Parents?


parents have no clue how SEL has been integrated into every subject because no longer are there books. It is all being done through computer applications under the title “social and emotional learning.” Here is one example of non cognitive embedded in academic subjects. Texas Commissioner Mike Morath testified before the Next Generation of Assessments and Accountability (NGAA). In this two-minute clip, he explained how social and emotional skills (SEL) skills such as hard work (perseverance) and enthusiasm (tenacity) will be standardized, assessed and embedded in math and reading curriculum.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-aj7S–oks&feature=youtu.be


This is not to be believed. It’s been renamed by TDOE as Social & Personal Competency. Thank God for teams of parents/citizens/educators here as well, deep-diving and researching— it really does take a “village” or rather an army to try to follow all this insanity.


exactly right! And yet we still have all these lazy parents who won’t even go to a damn school board meeting to fight for their kids!


Bill Gates, and his Foundation, spend money to make money. Altruistic my behind,he doesn’t care who he has to cozy up with to do it. The rub; money won’t buy you a clear conscience and it sure ain’t gonna get you a free pass through those Pearly Gates.


Ed tech has never been tried and proven successful in teaching our children academic knowledge. Ed tech and google classroom are successful at collecting our children’s data, creating an algorithm for each child, using predictive analytics based on the algorithm to steer the child in a computer chosen field of interest, creating “threat scores” with the data collected and molding children’s values, attitudes, behaviors and beliefs (whole child social and emotional learning) to align with the UN’s definition of “global citizenship” through the nudging of children using computer adaptive testing like the MAPS test. Between Facebook listening to conversations, Google manipulating the election, data breaches and now THIS, parents must wake up, engage and say NO ED TECH. Return to great teachers, strong academic curriculum, books, paper and pencils.


Here is my testimony at the Texas School Senate Safety and Mental Health Hearing.
https://youtu.be/7yUM4aWT6ow
I stated this in my testimony.
“if it’s the role of the Government to legislate character development, collect mental health data on students and store personally identifiable information in Fusion Centers throughout Texas. Fusion Centers engage in surveillance of students social media and to use predictive analytics generated by an algorithm to create a threat-score for our children.”
Wonder how the audio and video they are collecting along with threat scores of children will be used in the future!?!


Our group has been preaching this for several years! We can’t get parents off their ass to pay attention! NOTHING is more important than your kids!!


and if the parent don’t want to make the sacrifices who they expect to do it! It annoys me.


Me too! I post stuff all the time that nobody will bother to read. Way too much lethargy in the Christian community, especially.


None of this surprises me one bit. Some major players were involved in this whole thing. It is time for Trump’s AG to take them down.


worth understanding considering California’s Comprehensive Sex Education aligned to UNESCO.


At a November school board meeting, the issue was still smoldering. Marie Briner, an elementary school parent, said she was alarmed to learn of the content of some books in the curriculum. As a former Dallas County prosecutor in the child abuse division, she said that if she had found the material in a police investigation, she would have entered it as evidence that a defendant was trying to “groom” potential victims.
“How is this any different than my sex offenders that have a diary of their fantasies? And I have to tell you, it’s not different at all,” she said.


Such inbreeding — they are all one.



And here is another post from her:

Many digital payments can be tracked, potentially assisting an authoritarian crackdown.
“It can be easy to take cash for granted, especially in a wealthy, developed economy. Those fortunate enough to live in a stable society usually suffer no lack of payment options. They are getting more advanced all the time, with financial technology (fintech) companies constantly developing new ways to quickly and cheaply make purchases and send money. It sometimes seems the days of old-fashioned cash, with its dormant physicality, are numbered.

Allowing cash to die would be a grave mistake. A cashless society is a surveillance society. The recent round of protests in Hong Kong highlights exactly what we have to lose.”


And a reply to this post:

there has been a push the past few years to get the remaining Americans to get a bank account. I am sure you have noticed the commercials telling people they could get their paycheck 2 days earlier if they have their account directly deposited into an account tied to the nifty bank cards. gee who wouldnt want their money 2 days earlier especially if you are living paycheck to paycheck.
i knew it was part of the scheme to get everyone to accept going cashless. bad idea especially if you need it to pay for food or medicine and it is held from you because you did not make the right healthy food choices deemed by the powers that be whom will control your money. tie that with the data collected on the grocery store cards to see what food and drink items you buy and then force you to wear fitbits to track your physical activities. soon the car insurers will get access to the black boxes in vehicles so they can charge you based on your driving habits and states can tax you for polluting/carbon in the environment based on how much you drive. its coming.



Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

This is what happens when google has a behavioral profile on an individual. Question does your child have a school google email? Does You child’s school use “google classroom” and google docs? Think about that!!

And here is the post that she shared:

Google executive was able to deliver docs and laptop to DOJ but he was Red Flagged and what ensued is insane! Vorhies is a former senior Google software engineer, who on August 5th was in the process of delivering a Google laptop and internal documents to the Justice Department’s Antitrust division.
But his whistle blowing efforts were stymied by police who stormed his neighborhood and locked down several blocks in an attempt to lure him from his San Francisco residence, at the request of Google executives.

What was Vorhies’ crime? Google executives told police that Vorhies was suicidal and a potential danger, Vorhies told True Pundit. The tech guru was red flagged by his former employer. According to news reports and witnesses, as well as video clips of the law enforcement operation from local TV news, police closed several blocks surrounding Vorhies’ Valencia Street residence.


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

So I’m truly just trying to get a better understanding of why some of you are opting out of iReady? Is it more for the data that is being collected, the screen time, or for another reason? (Edited… I should say, the reason I’m asking is because I assumed most parents were opting out for a certain reason, and today I found out that wasn’t the main reason).


And here are the replies to this post:

Data, screen time & privacy issues

the program is not peer reviewed or evidence based, there have been numerous issues with data breaches with these companies and it is only going to get worse. You don’t know if the company will sell your childs info later or what will be done with it. Too much time taken away from instructional time, kids are getting on other sites that they shouldn’t be on and aren’t being monitored


What info do you believe they are gathering? My assumption would be, their GPA is a good indicator of where they are in school, not really seeing a difference between that and the stuff they are gathering.


race, age, name,FSA scores


When this data they collect is breached, or sold to 3rd parties then breached( which has recently happened) kids identity can be stolen and used to create false or fake accounts!

I could also share a post from another group member from today speaking about how kids ARE BULLIED from opting out if you would like I can share that along with other’s personal stories as well.


bullied by teachers or classmates?


my daughter was bullied by her teacher last year for opting out on the FSA, she was told over and over she was going to be retained( she was in 4th grade)


My idea is to homeschool. Reading about stories like this makes me want to keep her home immediatly. Just do not know how to do it and how does it work about “promotion” .


Data collection, screen time, takes away time from teacher instruction, it is used to evaluate teachers, sharing of headphones is a sanitary issue, and the program is not age appropriate, peer reviewed, or any good. It’s also used for FSA test prep, which we are against. And it’s a waste of taxpayer dollars.


For me I had my kids do it at home for the past year with my supervision.
It is supposed to be a teacher led program but we had 19 kindergarteners in it with headphones. There is no way this is teacher led even Curriculum Associates the company that owns IReady agrees.
I find it not age appropriate, questions that are not correct, asking for the BEST answer where there are multiple correct answers.
I can’t tell you how many times my 3rd grader last year who is straight As said mom I’m not sure the answer and I couldn’t tell what the answer was. I have advanced degree. I sent to my retired principal friends and they didn’t know the answer either.
I have posted NUMEROUS examples. I can tag you if you like.
For example counting scattered dots over a computer screen where my 5 year old didn’t remember where she started from was a good use of her time or taught her anything. I want my kindergartener to use manipulatives.


Thank you so much. Yes I agree, when my son was in Kindergarten I didn’t like the dots that they had to count, even in rows was hard. I did supervise set of kids on the computer while volunteering in the classroom, and found it very frustrating for their age group. 1st grade wasn’t so bad. It’s like they had enough practice to maneuver through the program a little more.


^this. It’s just trash. It was so glitchy/wrong answers/poorly phrased questions… 👎👎👎 ETA: when I tried to opt-out the hostile teacher said my gifted kid was “remedial” according to iready. Funny- seeing as how ALL her other work/tests… easy A’s


I hated iReady what my 3rd grade for ELA more than K. We used iReady scores as he opted out of FSA so we did it but no more.
He can read a book 📚 during that time and that will be more helpful. We don’t need it as test prep because we won’t take the FSA.


I opted out because I choose face to face interaction with teachers and peers over screen time every single time. More screen time does not belong in elementary schools and the research in support of this is overwhelming. The fact that iReady is a crappy program is just a cherry on top for me.


As a mom, and former teacher, my primary reason for opting out of iready is because I value teacher interaction and instruction from an educated professional.


Mainly for my daughter’s overall education decisions. She has an iep and it was being used to basically to tell her what she can and can’t do based on no proof or facts to show. Other than generic results. Went from being almost right on level to all of a sudden dropping back 2grade levels. No proof of questions asked or answers given. Just random clicking of the mouse or paper based testing that probably had no common sense meaning or answers.


I wish I could share with you the video of [child name redacted] doing iReady in 3rd grade. She hasn’t picked up a book for pleasure since, and I used to have to take books away to get her to do anything else. It’s ridiculous program, AND they can sell PII to any third party vendor they want to. Keep in mind, that could include your child’s social security number if you gave it to them when you enrolled your child into school.
I have way more faith in our teachers than I do a computer program


I’m going to opt out my kids this year because they hate it. I haven’t met a kid that doesn’t hate it. Kids should love to read and I truly believe I-Ready steals the joy from reading. I’m an English teacher, BTW.


It’s also using kids basically as test subjects for a useless scam that schools pay for. That money spent on this could be better put to use.
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Mine is screen time and he doesn’t seem to retain anything from the programs. With no screen, there’s no data to collect. I also worry about privacy as I don’t know what personal info is stored on him or the family. I also think the school districts could spend this money on things for the schools or teacher pay instead


I have a serious problem with the absolute void of any third party data or research to suggest that this program is any more helpful or effective than direct and skilled instruction or the myriad of other strategies teachers use to teach. The program itself says its targeted demographic is students who are struggling with reading, yet my district is having all students use it regardless of their levels of reading proficiency. Why? Until there is third party research, not paid for by the company, to suggest this program is as or more effective for ALL students at building reading proficiency or enriching it, I see no need for my proficient reader to participate. We ask our students to think critically and provide evidence based reasoning for their choices. Yet we spend millions on software that only the company has promised us works?


As a physical therapist (and one formerly working for our school district), I have a hard time allowing a program with zero data to support its use and what they claim.
Schools and accommodations are always data driven, but they don’t seem to follow suit when it comes to using these super expensive programs.
I can think of a lot more ways to use $500K in our district


my 9yr old can do the higher level multiplications as well as division. I have witnessed it at home and her tutor witnessed it. Her tutor asked her teacher about summer work and told her what she knew. Her teacher point blank told the tutor well she can’t do that here in my classroom. They had her doing below her level of work based on the online assessments and wondered why she was frustrated and upset. I told them she is bored with it.


Three years ago, My then 2nd grader was misdiagnosed by i-Ready and he’s opted out since. I’m in NY, so the stakes are not nearly as high as they are in Fla.
Do the schools in Fla send home any i-Ready reports/assessment results? Can you access them online? My district in NY sends home the generic parent report that does not tell you many specifics. Often times they send nothing home at all.
There’s an i-Ready report called, Student Response to Instruction, and it assesses a student’s performance down to specific standards. This report is what’s used to “personalize” a student’s instruction.
I’m the only parent in my district to ever request this report. This is the report that showed me my son’s education was being inaccurately personalized based on an erroneous assessment of his abilities.
Specifically, he was receiving remedial vocabulary instruction even though his vocabulary was well above grade level. His overwhelmed teacher didn’t know him well enough to even realize it. She just prescribed the i-Ready recommended strategies & interventions and moved on to the next student. Rinse, lather, repeat. 😢


In Michigan but our district uses iReady to comply with a state reading law. Appreciate everyone’s comments here. My 2nd grader has anxiety during the diagnostic testing and my 1st grader is a lefty so she has trouble using the mouse in the computer lab! I wish I had a different option.


The program is useless and has shown no real proof of its effectiveness. However, it has shown its ability to dehumanize assessments. It strips a student of any evidence of their literary thinking and mathematical identity and in its place, assigns broad, meaningless labels, labels based on a generic list of skills that students “like them” generally need. Despite lumping students into broad categories, iReady has zero hesitation when offering precise information about what a student likely can do and what their next instruction steps should be. Its reports are generated based on scores, NOT generated from the specific questions answered correctly or incorrectly. Instead generated on a generic list based on what iReady thinks a student who scored in the same range in the same domain likely needs.
The diagnostic reports are then used by school educators and administrators to determine whether a student is in need of intervention. To use reports in this manner without accurate, more specific results, seems a bit ludicrous because a teacher never sees what questions were answered correctly or incorrectly. They only know a student scored less than favorably in, for example, number and operations. Number and Operations is a broad domain, so much so to be actionable let alone to determine if a student is at risk or in need of intervention.



Here is a post from a Texas anti-testing group:

Any useful websites for a mom who’s dealing with this for the first time. My daughter is finally in 3rd grade and the first….. VERY FIRST thing my daughters teacher told her when we met her is that she’s going to prepare for this big test. I know I want to opt out but have no idea where to begin. Today was her first day and they told all the kids they can’t move into junior high if they don’t pass it. This is day 1 and my child is already anxious about it! What are some other scare tactics they will use and how do I properly address them?


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

Our school/district (Manatee) has already started implementing the first iReady assessment 3-4 days into school year

This states from Curriculum Associates that it should be administered 2-3 weeks into school year.

Kindergarteners 4-6 weeks into school year.

Anyone else schools already start administering ?


This SEL article from the sinister Edutopia mentions SEL being coupled with “personalized learning” in schools in Vermont:

As alarming as the rest of the article was, what stood out the most was that they openly admitted that they were using SEL and “personalized learning” to push the UN’s “Sustainable Development” Goals:

“Up the road at Burke Town School, students use the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to map their town’s assets and identify individual and collective interests. One student group has created public murals in support of mental health and wellness, another has built a community garden, and still another has set up mountain biking trails on the school campus.”

https://www.edutopia.org/article/collaboration-personalized-learning


Now it’s Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, California, Colorado, and Illinois.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/more-states-pledge-to-include-lgbt-history-in-school-curriculums


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

My son’s 7th grade ELA teacher gave me the list of reading for this year. One of the books is “Touching Spirit Bear” I have looked on Common sense Media (our go to) for the content but it doesn’t come up….. anyone able to shed some light on this book and what is REALLY inside- not just the summary.

The Graphic Novel “Monster” is also on there…… any info on that one?


And some replies to this post:

Oh my gosh, I would NOT want my son to read Monster! Not appropriate!! I’m in Hawaii and we’re always right behind CA on social issues which is why we had to put our boys in a private catholic school to avoid situations like this.


Why is this being shoved on our kids ? Thus is the last piece of evil that Obama passed into the school system 2016 to be adopted January 2017 before Trump cam in ! Wake Up America 🇺🇸 this is an attack on our kids


Plugged In (Focus on the Family- which is too conservative for some families) does a break down of issues addressed in the book Monster. It will give you an idea of what will be in the graphic novel.
https://www.pluggedin.com/book-reviews/monster-myers


wow after reading thr book review i wouldn’t want my 7th grader reading this either. Adult book


We do the same. Actually my 10 year old usually looks things up on it before I even know about it.


I wouldn’t recommend Monster for a 7th grader.


From what I understand, Common Sense Media is a part of the agenda and cannot be trusted 100%


Wow, just read that review for Monster! How is this recommended for a 7th grader? That’s my sons age! Such adult ideas that young kids just don’t need to know about well into adulthood. If I had to find one good thing about this book I’d say that it might scare a young man off from considering a life of crime by reading about the realities of prison life… but if we raise our children correctly then this prospect should not become a reality


After reading the plugged in review…. definitely not 7th grade material to me!



Here is another post from this group:

At our school (ex, Betsy Ross Elementary) they were sneaking in a “Diversity Week” event and when asked what was the purpose of it, that was the answer, to teach ALL students to accept ALL. I asked if they were going to include to accept ALL religions and other things. I specifically said, “like Catholics, Christians, Mormon, how about Muslims, Buddhist, will you be teaching ALL kids to accept the Islamic beliefs? Jehovah witness’? Some people believe other people have the right to get angry and get a gun and go shoot that person and others that may be around?” We’re including that?
The principal & vice principal gave me a look that told me they knew that I know they are not including that and that they can’t straight forward answer me “we can’t offer that (religion) in a school setting because it may be offensive to other kids”.
That sneakiness of it and their poor transparency told me I needed out for my kids NOW!


Here is a post that was posted on Alice Linahan’s wall:

My prayer is each of you understands just how dangerous the below information is. And, that Epstein’s network along with Ed Tech’s access to our children, is what Trump and all elected officials will push to destroy.

Why is it significant that Jeffrey Epstein was close to the Tech giants?

Because they have access to our children’s private student data which they are using to create the now federally mandated Next Generation of Assessments and Accountability. With government-regulated “school choice” they have access to our private and homeschool students from Pre-K through the workforce.

https://womenonthewall.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Global-Ed-Reform-Packet-2.pdf

The now federally mandated, College and Career Common Core-aligned Readiness Standards and Assessments are adaptive. Meaning, they have the ability to groom and modify our children’s values, beliefs and behaviors. Which is exactly what Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were doing via their St. Thomas Network, Community Foundation, tied to the Clinton Foundation and Elite Antilles School.

As shown here:

Total Quality Management (TQM)- Texas’ Points of Compliance in the Education System (Updated)

This happens to be the same Philanthropic business model Bill Gates set up in Texas through the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)’s New Vision for Texas Public Education and is being fully implemented by Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath and his Philanthropic advisor, Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF)’s Stacy Hock. Who happens to be a funder of the MIT Next Generation Science being developed to modify students values, beliefs, and behaviors. Need Proof watch this:

PARENTS ARE NOT OKAY WITH THAT?

It is also important to note: Epstein’s, right-hand women, Ghislaine Maxwell, has a sister who works at the University of Texas Dallas, Christine Maxwell.

“Maxwell is the creator and co-founder of Magellan, one of the first professionally curated online search/reference guides to Internet content.

After Magellan was acquired by competing search engine Excite, in 1996, she went on to co-found Chiliad:a software company involved in the advance of on-demand, massively scalable, intelligent mining of structured and unstructured data through the use of natural language search technologies. The firm’s software was behind the data search technology used by the FBI’s counterterrorism data warehouse.
She is the Program Manager of Learning Technologies at The University of Texas at Dallas[9] and is involved in Special Projects for Information Resources.
Maxwell is a former Trustee of the Internet Society[10] and The Santa Fe Institute.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Maxwell

Please take under 5 min. to listen to this very wise woman’s call to action and what our mission is…
“Today in our society, we are morally blind…
If we knew we were blind we would be looking for a doctor. But, as we do not know we are blind, we believe we see, but in fact, we are blind.” Alice von Hildebrand

Alice von Hildebrand on… Technology-


Here is a post from the ParentStrike group:

“Even now that both companies have fixed the software flaws Demirkapi found, he says that his work should worry anyone who cares about the security of student data. “It doesn’t seem like there’s any interest in this from the security field, because the incentives just aren’t very high,” he says, pointing out that neither Blackboard nor Follett has a bug bounty program for rewarding security researchers who find and their vulnerabilities. “These companies say they’re secure, that they do audits, but don’t take the necessary steps to protect themselves from threats.””

https://www.wired.com/story/teen-hacker-school-software-blackboard-follett/


Here is a post from Lynn Davenport:

This Future of Privacy Forum video is shameful. Amelia Vance discusses the “unfortunate” state student data privacy laws that came about because of parental “fear and lack of information” (10 minutes).

It’s wonks like this who make it easier for people like Mike Morath to sell sensitive student IEP data to start-up edtech companies and get away with it.


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

Over my last 10 years of teaching we no longer had much say in what we taught or how we implemented it. . Instead of teachers being able to reach the standards in whatever way they creatively chose to while also using district texts, we were limited to curriculum from the district and not even allowed to use our own stuff. Teachers became “worker bees” in a strict and controlled environment.


Here is a post from Alice Linahan:

Interestingly, Bill Clinton was a keen supporter of the charter school idea.

Why- “With four billion dollars of funding over 25 years, the federal Charter Schools Program has turned out to be one of the larger and (in my view) more successful examples of government-supported research and development in the K–12 realm, in ways that have fostered considerable innovation.”

INNOVATION = EXPERIMENTATION USING OUR KIDS AS THEIR GUINEA PIGS!

To groom them and modify their values, beliefs and behaviors.

The question is- Whose values, beliefs and behaviors? Think about that!!

Clinton “favored (public) school choice, and was a keen supporter of the charter idea. Clinton had, as Arkansas governor, chaired the Democratic Leadership Council and its Progressive Policy Institute, which served as key boosters for the charter idea. In time, he would declare that he wanted to see 3,000 such schools in the U.S. by the year 2000. (That target was hit a couple of years later.)”

https://www.educationnext.org/federal-charter-schools-program-short-opinionated-history/


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

My wife’s a teacher and was dumbfounded that the first thing out of the social studies instructor for our district was that children have the right to identify with whatever gender they choose and by any pronoun.


And here is another post from this group:

There are few teachers who feel compelled to leave their job or be fired over their opposition to curriculum content.


Here is a post from the Texas anti-testing group:

Nothing like going to meet the teacher and having to sit through a speech by the staff about how opting out is not an option and you as a parent are not allowed to remove your child from a classroom to avoid a test no matter what you may see on social media!!!! UES, please quote the state law to me, we don’t opt out, we refuse and I won’t remove my child from a test but lucky for y’all it’s an assessment! 😘


And some replies to this post:

What?!? What district?


Eastland county district 14 I believe


Our principle tried to tell me last year that it was illegal not to take it 😂


Let them say scare tactics and see if they can really arrest. It’s ridiculous. Since when don’t parents have a say in their child’s learning. I want to put my kids in Montessori school but I have two kids and I can’t really afford $11,000 a year. Is there any other option?!


The option is that your kid refuses to take it. And please let’s not even dignify the discussion by suggesting that it is possible for people to be arrested for refusing STAAR. That’s just silly


They also said every Friday isn’t going to be workbook days or anything like that it’s just straight Staar preparation starting the first week of school. I said well what if your kid doesn’t plan on taking the Staar test? She said well she still has to prepare for it and do the work!


Ask for alternate assignments.
Imagine if your kid was in health and they said every Friday was sex-ed day, but you don’t want your kid learning about sex-ed from the school.
They would have to accommodate with alternate assignments and tests so that your child was not exposed to that material.


Potential fight.
STAAR measures TEKS, and all kids learn the TEKS… so it is a challenge to remove the STAAR prep…
See what it is first, then decide what battle to pick.
I allow my kids to benchmark as long as it isn’t used for a grade. If it will be, we ask for alternate assignment.


This brings up the topic I was wondering about. In the event I need to argue this point further with school district I have a question. The letter I received, indicates a parent does not have the right to remove a child from test (of course) and this seems to be standard lingo schools respond with. I know STAAR is not a test but an assessment, which IS our right to opt out of, correct? If they want to call it a test then I understand we are allowed to review it? So I would demand to see this “test” at what point? Before administration or after? I know they are not going to let me see the almighty STAAR, I just want to point this out to their face and would like guidance from someone that has asked for this.
Also this argument seems so simple in my mind. Has this not been tested in court? If so what was result? What are the flaws in this argument that it is not a test but an assessment which does give us the right to opt out of?


You are understanding the circles the language runs in.🙂
And I would demand to see the “test” (as THEY call it) BEFORE administration. Uh oh, they can’t do that because it is under lock and key. So yeah, it is an assessment your child can be removed from. (Even though the word assessment is right there in the name.🙄)

I think the devisiveness comes from the school wanting to have all the “smart kids” do the assessment for the appearance of the school. The school “numbers” are more important to them than children. So many school officials will do whatever it takes, even lie, to have students take the stupid assessment. Parents, on the other hand, want what is best for their child.
The problem at play is society’s mindset. So many people grew up with the idea of “getting sent to the office” was a bad thing and for those exhibiting bad behavior. Sure, in school some students need behavioral shaping by a principal.
Unfortunately, that thought has lingered into adulthood for many people who believe administrators are the professional “authority” in education no matter what. Now people won’t stand up to authority figures who are either dishonest or spreading false information.
Well, that is my take on it anyway. It stems from the fact that when I talk to people about homeschooling, they are floored that they don’t have to report in to anybody about their child. People weirdly want to please some authority figure, including the government. 🤨🙄THAT is mind blowing indeed!


They give me a hard time about this because my child is in gifted and talented and they even approached her and told her they were disappointed she let her school down and she could have helped her friends out but chose not to! Y’all talk about a furious mama!


what in the actual fuck! That’s BS to put that pressure on her! She should’ve told them if they are relying on me for the school to do good then they aren’t very good at their jobs


girl I was fuming mad. This is one of the reasons I got the certified letter saying I’m not allowed at the school for 2 years! The principal and I went round and round about this issue and many many more and she filed a no trespassing on me!


OMG then how the hell do you take them to school! That’s ridiculous! I can’t believe they act like that


I am allowed to drive there and drop them off and drive to pick them up. But I’m not allowed to basically get out of my car. Also I can go to pep rally and all but I get babysat by the super


This is what scares me, the school “taking it out” on my child or bullying my child to take the test. This will be our first year opting out and I have already talked with my kids about it. I may very well go “crazy mama bear” if someone says something like that to my kids!


we told the principal about it and she said she would handle it and even took it to the super and nothing was ever addressed. Our kids were never apologized to … nothing. This gets worse though because they saw our kids in the hallway and rolled their eyes 2teachers and said we can’t even stand to look at them loud enough for the kids to hear! This was just hurled at the kids who didn’t take the test


they took out a restraining order on you?
What town is this?
You absolutely have to file a grievance. That is asinine.


this is Gorman Tx. This is what started the fight!!! The lice fit i threw finished it up!! I told the school I didn’t want my kid sitting next to a certain kid here. Addressed the teacher about it. And it turned into I’m an adult bully and needed to get my act together lol I told them I was tired of spending 60 dollar a week to treat lice from my kid sitting next to a certain girl and to me it was a health issue and ALL HELL BROKE LOSE!!!


Oh, I misunderstood. I thought you meant that they took out a restraining order out on you due to opting your child our of STAAR.
I can’t speak to the other stuff.


it was that and the lice battle that they got tired of me fighting the two and so she lied a LOT and I got served lol thank God she got fired


The crazy around staar test is just that….crazy…
When teachers are given the tools and resources to teach, the kids will learn.
GIVE them a textbook to bring home instead of the students notes taken in class (which no one can read).
I’m fortunate that our school has text books to send home. 👍



Kudos to this teacher for speaking out for common sense, but it looks like Duval County Public Schools has decided to double down on the gender confusion insanity: https://myfox28columbus.com/news/nation-world/florida-teacher-refused-to-call-transgender-student-by-requested-pronouns


Here is another post from the Texas anti-testing group:

To be honest, it will be up to the parents to educate parents about optingout of STAAR. I am a retired teacher who subs. The teachers today are micromanaged , overwhelmed, and exhausted. There are only a few districts which emphasize academics and not STAAR as their priority. I agree with you [name redacted] . I know teachers in our area who spent most of their summer attending workshops.THEY HAD NO TIME OFF. They are not refreshed and under pressure


Here is a post that was shared in the ParentStrike group:

Public Education and the topic of Accountability:
(TX) Frisco ISD Develops a Community-Based Accountability System

Frisco ISD will supplement the state-issued accountability ratings with a self-reported annual holistic review of the District starting in 2020. Information in this report will include everything from data on student involvement and safety to college, career and military readiness.

https://www.friscoisd.org/news/district-headlines/2019/08/14/frisco-isd-develops-a-community-based-accountability-system


Here is a post I found from someone on the Activist Mommy page:

Back to school season…
Advertising is the art of persuasion. I worked for 2 different high profile advertising agencies in LA, both in finance and media, for a number of years. We spent tens of millions of dollars suggesting why people should stay at Hilton Hotels and buy Mazda cars. Not everyone who heard/saw the ads were sold immediately, but enough were so that we could continue spending these crazy amounts of money and stayed in business. There are stats that show if you solicit the same message enough times, people will begin to believe you and they’re hooked. But that’s common sense, right? At the same time, we had numerous rules and laws we needed to abide by to keep us (fairly) honest.
Our current perverse liberalism messages are no different than advertising campaigns. When libraries and schools across the country push transgender thoughts on kids, have drag shows, have “pride” shows or parades geared to kids who don’t even know anything about sex, tell kids to “pretend” they’re gay, to write a “pretend” letter of love to a peer of the same sex, tell teens that abortion is ok, show them how to masturbate, and on and on, it’s only a matter of time before some of these kids will “buy” the message and be hooked. They have been solicited. They have bought the advertising message. And unlike rules and laws we have in the advertising agency to protect consumers, we have absolutely none here for our most vulnerable, our kids! It’s anything goes. While parents, teachers and principals are supposed to be protecting students, they’re often the “stranger danger” we should be leery of.
The current popularity rise of teenage abortion, transgender, and kindergarten homosexual feelings are NOT REAL. They are merely results of very good advertising programs targeting our kids. It’s not hard to convince adults to spend $50,000 on a car, so imagine how easy it is to convince kids to..anything.
I love seeing all the back-to-school pics on FB.
I have many wonderful teacher friends.
BUT, I don’t have all the same lovey-dovey feelings of back-to-school as I used to 20 years ago because schools are the #1 place where kids are brainwashed now. It used to just be college or high school, but now, our 2 year olds are being targeted too.
So, it saddens me to see all these pictures and KNOW that a certain percentage of them will be brainwashed in one way or another this year, in a way that will ruin their lives and families for forever.
More than ever, parents must be involved with their kids’ schools, know their teachers, go to parent-teacher conferences, know what flyers are being advertised on their bulletin boards, set expectations, discuss and debate current events, give them knowledge and confidence so that they won’t be easy prey, and more.


Here is a post from Duke Pesta:

Sherronna Bishop (@Americas Mom) discusses how Colorado schools are now indoctrinating students with a radical sex education agenda in pre-K through high school.