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Republicans Are Now In Control – Not Conservatives!

The words of Republican and Conservative are not necessarily a bonding of thoughts, ideas, morals or values.

One represents a frame of mind, the way you want your children to grow up with respect for others and themselves with a strong set of morals and values to carry with them through their lives.

The other is merely the name of a Political party backed by liars and huge money sources. Don’t misunderstand me, I believe the Democrats as a party are also liars. It just so happens the Republicans just came back into full power and they will certainly not clean up their act for the likes of the American people. In addition, the Republicans did nothing for us in stopping Common Core.

We are being told we should trust that party but as a parent and grandparent I can’t do that. They lie – repeatedly. Example – this morning I was cleaning out some papers and I came across the list of the “supporters” listed on Jeb Bush’s web site for the support of the Common Core State Standards.

You know, the web site that is so hard to find. The URL is www.highercorestandards.org but the actual name of the web site is “Conservatives for Higher Education”.

All REPUBLICANS and I wouldn’t call any of them CONSERVATIVE because they support the CCSS. The only changes you will find in the list of supporters are the removal of the names of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.  Ghee, I wonder why?

Maybe it’s because they had the intelligence and backbone to stand-up to the forceful orders of a bunch of “cash cows” telling them how to think and speak. They obviously finally decided to take the time to read the standards, found them unacceptable, below previous standards and unfit for consumption by our children.

Maybe they even decided corporate heads were not qualified to decide what our children should learn – we did do very well before unions, government and cash cows got into education. After all children educated in the 40’s and 50’s put us on the moon!

Interestingly enough, one name still remains on that list. It’s the name of that Preacher who stood in front of his TV cameras in December 2013 and stated he no longer supported the standards and then shortly thereafter went and had lunch with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and gave them his worldly advice. You guessed it –

MIKE HUCKABEE!

HUckabee 5I’m not sure which direction some of the ministers in this country are headed, but this one openly lies to the whole country two nights in a row and then at lunch urges state education officials to get rid of the “Common Core” name because it has become “toxic.” However, it would appear he intends to support the standards given the instructions he gave to the CCSSO. “Rebrand it, refocus it, but don’t retreat”. Ouch!

It would seen Mr. Huckabee has become toxic!

Some of our REPUBLICAN governors took Huckabee’s advice to heart:

  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has used an executive order to purge the name “Common Core” from the standards and refer to them, instead, as Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards: “The Executive Order requires that executive agencies refer to the standards, adopted in 2010, as Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, and encourages citizens and education stakeholders to do the same.” Their standards are still CCSS.
  • Iowa’s Governor Terry Branstad (R) also chose to “rebrand” now referring to the standards as the “Iowa Core”. Imaginative!
  • Florida’s Governor Rick Scott (R) opted to rebrand by removing the words “Common Core” from all official education documents. Floridians are under the impression the new standards name is the “Next Generation Sunshine State Standards however that name was put in place in 2007 and remains today for all except the ELA and Math Standards. Those are being referred to simply as 2014 Language Arts Florida Standards and the 2014 Mathematics Florida Standards and they were renamed in February, 2014.

When Scott was asked if the standards had just been re-branded he replied, “The Florida Standard is derived from the Next Generation Sunshine State Standard, which was derived from earlier versions of the Sunshine State Standards. These standards pre-dated Common Core and are truly Florida’s own standards.”

What about Florida’s obligation to the Federal Government from our acceptance of Race to the Top money? Gov. Scott said: “Race to the Top was a four-year grant. That grant has expired, it’s done. We are no longer under obligation to the Federal Government. So we are pushing back against any Federal intrusion into our public schools.”

This statement is also a lie since Florida applied for an extension to complete all their requirements when they filed their last report. Another lie, we still have money and he has an extension until Sept 1, 2015 – the RTTT deal is not over!

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  • Indiana’s Governor Mike Pence (R), the first to accept the CCSS and then the first to supposedly “replace” the CCSS is still in hot water with his parents and voters. It is obvious the new Indiana standards are so close to the old ones that stating they are “rebranded” is certainly more appropriate than saying they are changed.

Florida’s Governor Scott thought he was smart to call for 3 meetings to hear complaints about the standards, but he forgot two things at those meetings – the parents and himself! He couldn’t find the time to attend any of those meetings or the Town Hall events he called for – but at the same time he found the time to go all the way to South Florida to have dinner with Jeb Bush.

How is your state doing? Are they continually lying to you, playing a cover-up game? Florida tells us they have made 99 changes to the CCSS to make them our own, but no details showing what those changes supposedly are. The 99 changes involving cursive writing and calculus will not be tested on in the general state tests, out of eleven thousand math and English standards means nothing.

It is called TEST UNTIL YOU DROP!

All the participating CC states were required to file a yearly report to the FDOE if they received Race To The Top (RTTT) funds explaining how they spent the funds, how much they have left, what goals they listed on their applications have been completed and which ones haven’t and why! Florida RETAINED most of the $700M they received in Tallahassee in round 2 according to their own words to pay for a flubbed up CCSS web site and contracts they needed to put in place to be compliant.

I noticed this past week several local school districts around the country had amendments or referendums on their ballots to increase school taxes. I’m not surprised, but I am surprised the voters were dumb enough to vote for the increases to their property taxes to pay for this boondoggle of a Trojan Horse. Are you really prepared to take head on the estimated costs of the CCSS?  $1,024,163,000 is one estimate.

Interestingly enough in Florida, Scott stayed as far away from the topic of the CCSS as he could during the campaign. Even Jeb Bush hitting the trail for Scott tried to stay away from the topic, but Bush never does know when not to lie. When asked about the changes to Florida’s CCSS he said, “he agrees with Scott’s statement that “Common Core is out” in Florida. Florida’s changes to Common Core were not substantial, and standards are now “Florida-based” and higher”.

How can Bush say “CC is out of FL” & then “concede FL made changes to the CCSS that were not substantial“? Makes Absolutely No Sense and in my playbook it’s called “doublespeak”!

How do the Master Deceivers in your state work? The ones in Florida tried to convince the FDOE they have complied with all requirements while at the same time convincing the public that the Florida standards are something other than Common Core with a new name or “lipstick on a pig.” Notice the changes here, FL has all 3 standards!

Common Core Standards

Florida powers to be tripped all over themselves in trying to convince everyone the CCSS were gone, yet at the same time, after having asked for an extension and renewed their NCLB waiver in June 2014, it would have broken the rules of the waiver – and Rick Scott really likes to play with money.

Equally interesting is these states have all had to sign a “memorandum of understanding” with the FDOE regarding RTTT if they were planning to apply for the grants or expect to be picked, which is what Florida did. Contrary to what Florida’s governor said, it is obvious the rules still apply regarding RTTT because they asked for the extension to comply.

I hope the “powers to be in charge” of these states understand clearly “we” have NOT been educated with the CCSS. We know full well you are liars, fence jumpers, manipulators, deceivers, and in bed with the likes of Carnegie, Gates, Soros, Bush Dynasty, ALEC, NEA, NTA, Charter School Management Companies and actually too many others to name. Anyone who is willing to put some “cash” into your election “cow” – you will cop a deal with.

That is everyone but the American people.

Florida’s raging battle over Choice/Charter/Vouchers is beginning to take on a sickening level. Actually there is no difference between the “money men” involved in vouchers, choice and charters. They are all part of the same pot with the same legislature passing all this lenient legislation.

Vouchers/Choice nor Charters do not get our children away from Common Core and I thought that was the main issue. The Florida Supreme court has already ruled once against Vouchers being unconstitutional according to the state statutes. The legislature did it anyway and now they are back in court.

Politics did had its ugly hand in the last election when it came to education right down to the local boards. There is no love loss by me for the “Step Up For Student’s” and nor should there be for you. They are just another “cash cow” looking to fill coffers in the name of the “low-income” children. But they all have been playing the low-income game since 1965 and it never gets any better. Why? They all continue to use those children as scape goats rather encouraging them and laying out the world in front of them. Money does not buy good education!

Interesting the support of the voucher programs and like the Charter school mess, there is no one minding the store. There are so many scandals surrounding the McKay Scholarship program along with the legislation that was passed that even though a Private school is receiving Public taxpayer funds, they don’t have to abide by FOIA requests. So who is minding the stores?

David Figlio of Northwestern University, who has evaluated the scholarship program on an annual basis for the state – guess whose side he’s on. If he is being paid by the state, you need to look no further.

Some in Florida believe that in re-electing Scott he would be “thankful” and be willing to talk “dump the CCSS” completely. That is not going to happen. Not only is the man a businessman first and foremost, he never (even in his own lawsuit) faces his accusers nor answers questions about anything.

Although it was Charlie Crist and the Republican House & Senate that gave Florida the CCSS, the state would have been better off to elect Crist since the monopoly of republicans in Tallahassee would never have given Crist anything he wanted. They won’t give it to us either.

Nor will those in D.C. The republicans took charge of the House and Senate in ’94 and ’02 and exactly what did that give us?  Promises!

You are right if you think my faith in any politician has flown out the proverbial window and I still don’t understand why you put all of your faith in them rather than your own intelligence especially after they have lied to you so many times. Most should have been removed from their jobs at the local level already. You would have been!

They are ruining our children’s futures, actively working at creating the North American Union as a prelude to the New World Order and pushing your children into UN/UNESCO communist education .

As J. Edgar Hoover (FBI) stated at the time Eisenhower signed The Communist Control Act in 1954, “you are forcing the Communist Party movement to go underground” which is exactly what it did for a period of time. Once they realized no one was going to act on the ACT, they began to slowly surface through the building up of unions and control all over the country. We now even openly elect communists into elected offices.

I see this country as having been an expansive experiment – touched by the hand of God, implemented by Godly people and what do we have today? Nothing but scraps left – 97% of the people asleep or could care less. If you are sitting on the sidelines watching what politicians have done to this country with their egos and self-serving attitude it is truly a sad sight.

I sincerely hope more states are successful in gaining back the control of the education of their children and along with that the morals and values that were once the strong force behind this great country.

“Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude and Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number”.    Alexis de Tocqueville  1848

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IN THE SHARK TANK!

I apologize for not having posted for a while, but there is so much happening in America let alone our world, the time for research and the time for writing seem to be waging this battle of their own.

As you know, from time to time I do share articles and papers written by those whom I trust and personally know. One such person is Karen Schoen – not only a dear friend and committed Patriot, but an ex school teacher who always has her eyes and ears out to pick up on the things that relate back to the education of our children. Such is this article called – In the Shark Tank!

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COMMUNIST MANIFESTO SECTIONS RELATING TO EDUCATION & FAMILY:

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30, Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

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by Karen Schoen, Florida

Dear Americans:

This past weekend during one of our thunder storms, I had a few minutes to watch a show called  Shark Tank. I love to see the new, innovative ideas from future entrepreneurs…who get a chance to turn their dreams into reality.

I was horrified – as one entrepreneur after another displayed their business ideas – and NOT ONE understood the Cost Analysis that dictates Production!  No Balance Sheets or Projections Analysis are available to predict future expansion for their business Growth!

As a former teacher and business owner, the Red Flags went off in my head: 

How can Business succeed – if Owners do NOT GRASP MATH?

It was then that I started tying the pieces together. Remember:

  • Everything is connected
  • Everything happens for a reason
  • Nothing is random
  • Everything is planned
  • EVERYTHING IS A LIE

How does this work?  What are we not told?  What are the Results?

Remember – the ELITE ESTABLISHMENT GOALS:

  • Money
  • Power
  • Control

What is the lowest common denominator that affects every American? 

What is the one place that behavior modification can succeed?  

If you answered SCHOOL and EDUCATION, you would be correct!

As a former student from “The New School of Social Research”  mentioned by Glenn Beck as the premier provider of psychological manipulation, let me explain how this works, and this is what I learned:

  1. If you repeat something enough people will believe it to be true.  Emotional Values (aka LIES) can replace facts (aka TRUTH).
  2. If you create scary things people will turn to government for answers. (aka Man Made Climate Control, CO2).
  3. Each child is a commodity and is judged on their ability to produce. Any non-productive individual is a useless eater and can easily be discarded.  Individuality can not be tolerated, for individuals might question their government.  People MUST NOT TALK to each other. (aka group rights) keeping them divided by groups, religion and race makes it easier to strengthen the divide. (aka Separation of Church and State – which does not exist)
  4. Everyone is addicted to something. If you control the addiction, you control the individual.  You can then group addicted people into groups and turn them against each other by withholding the addiction.
  5. Promotion of Political Correctness aka censorship quiets constructive discourse.
  6. School MUST replace family by using immorality, environment and emotion to replace fact and common sense.  AKA teach to the left brain (emotion) leaving out the right brain (fact / truth) 
  7. Indoctrinate – not educate (aka constant testing) to make sure that all answers fit the new behavior pattern.
  8. Replace the ease of math with the confusion of math. Math is a universal language. anyone all over the world can communicate using the truth of math. Math is the one fact that must remain constant.
  9. Interest, inflation, FED, Mortages Fraud, Trade Agreements, QE, National debt, Actual cost of waste, fraud and abuse, conservation, sustainable developments, outsourcing, DEBT are lost on a populace with no understanding of math.  Students are taught the one with the biggest debt wins because someone will work to pay off the debt, America needs illegals to pay off the debt.  JOBS are more important than SMALL BUSINESSES.
  10. Elimination of CIVICS produces Experts (people getting government grants to produce the government desired outcome) who know more than you do because you are ignorant.  Experts should build, develop, manage.  You are too stupid.  All experts and stakeholders have a financial interest in your production, your private property and will “manage” it better than you.

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Therefore if math is confused – the result is that communication, problem solving, logical thinking…and common sense are ELIMINATED. 

Parents are not be able to help their children.

Children learn how “stupid” mom and dad are.

Children learn in grades K-12 that humans are the ENEMY of the Earth, that they are worthless, and their voice doesn’t count.  

They are only important as part of the group (aka GROUPTHINK, like Nazi Germany).  Family is of no help, only the school can help. Students are only as good as their ability to work, and are coached to do more for less.

Social Justice indoctrinates that no one can own anything. Only the State can own property, because that is the only way to keep everything “fair” for all. 

We must “redistribute wealth”  by taking from those who have – and give it to those who have not. Of course, you must not expect the Establishment to “share theirs” – only TAKE and SHARE what is YOURS.  

This, of course, makes the Elite richer as they legally steal everything you own (by regulating you out of business) – for the fairness of all – in essence:  SHARED POVERTY!  

“Transforming America” means DESTROYING the Constitution, God, our American culture, and Family – REPLACING it with Government, the UN, and School. 

Nationalism, patriotism, and exceptionalism are key to America’s Survival. 

Transformation eliminates America – in favor of the UN.

Mission accomplished in a Colorado district: AP History: CO school board member proposing ‘patriotic’

On November 4, YOUR vote can make a difference

Do you want an establishment follower of the same old, failed policies – presented by the same people who created this mess?

OR

DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR VOICE and choose a leader who will tell you the truth, no matter how bad it is and will follow the Constitutional Rule of Law to find solutions protecting all Americans equally? 

VET your candidates wisely.  Follow the money.

Who gives them donations are the people they will favor. 

Do you want a voice – or will you leave your destiny to someone else?

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Common Core Stealing American History and Good Science

Deceit once again falls upon those behind the implementation of everything related to the Common Core Standards. Most recently released information about the new SAT test rules and the AP History and Science classes to be taught have some of this country’s highest ranking professors hair standing on end.

The fact the textbooks are already brushing over any American History prior to 1865 is disgusting enough. Ever since we learned about this I have said their objective in doing this is to “remove” our upcoming generation’s loyalty to this country. How can you have any loyalty to a country you know nothing about or what you are told is all negative in relationship to the founders and how and why things were carried out as they were.

Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, calls the new AP U.S. history framework “a briefing document on progressive and leftist views of the American past,” one which “weaves together a vaguely Marxist or at least materialist reading of the key events with the whole litany of identity group grievances.”

David Coleman and Sue Pimental were the writers of the Common Core Standards for English Language (ELA). They are actually called “The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History, Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects.” This covers everything except Math and the Common Core Math Standards takes care of that.

David Coleman 3David Coleman, the non-educator and the man Bill Gates (eugenist) found to use as the lead dummy in the push for the Common Core Standards is once again out there to take credit for not actually doing any work. No one is really clear as to what Coleman’s role was in the writing of the Standards since we know the actual lead writers were Sue Pimental (ELA) and Jason Zimba (Math). Coleman was on the team and seems to for some reason or other, to have been given the honor of being in name only “the architect” of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Having never taught a day of any type of education classes in his life, he has also taken a page from Obama’s book and never produced curriculum vitae for public viewing, but he does like to address the teaching of our children as if it is a very minor issue. While Bill Gates, Jeb Bush and their cronies continue to tell parents we need to give our children an education for the 21st century, they continue to give us trash curriculum and individuals who know nothing about education.

Jason ZimbaZimba to his fame, in 2008 co-authored a paper with David Coleman about standards for the Carnegie Commission.

Pimentel’s name to fame is in 2006 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011, Achieve paid Pimentel’s company, Sue Pimentel, Inc., Hanover, NH 03755, for “consulting.” Pimentel’s presence on the CCSS ELA committee and her close relationship with Achieve raise questions about the exact process for selecting work group members (and who did the selecting). Given that Achieve has an established set of “common benchmarks” for framing CCSS dating back to 2004, and given the presence of those “leading governors” on Achieve’s board, one can conclude that there was no objective (much less publicized) means of selecting CCSS work groups.Sue Pimentel 2

Pimentel is also the Vice-Chair and on the Executive Committee of the National Assessment Governing Board of which meets quarterly to make decisions including the subjects NAEP measures and the frameworks of assessments that students eventually take.

Anitere Flores(It might interest my Florida readers that Florida Senator Anitere Flores is also serving on this board. Flores seems to be popping up everywhere as she is the Chief Executive Officer/President of Doral College, a private university run by the state’s largest for-profit charter school management company, Academica Charter School Consortium (Rep. Fresen).  Senator Flores had initially stated in accepting the position at Doral she would not run for re-election in 2012, but I guess she changed her mind because she is still in both positions along with sitting on Jeb Bush’s foundation FEE.)

I see a great deal of manipulative cronyism going on.

Unfortunately it appears giving our children an education in the 21st century entail’s  using Hitler “outcome based education” to dumb them down and at the same time take away all true and correct History information regarding America and filling their heads with Global Warming lies through Science. As parents we are supposed to just sit back quietly and accept these lies and distortions which are being taught to our children and all by the lead of men and women who have no idea what they are talking about except as “yes” men. Non Educator’s All!

Coleman, Ann-Margaret Michael (Coleman’s former assistant and current operations manager for Student Achievement Partners), and Jason Zimba were the founding board members of Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst, a lobbying advocacy organization for “standards driven” educational reform. Coleman’s tenure on the board of StudentsFirst ended when he joined the College Board in October 2012.

Michelle Rhee’s group after having caused the testing scandal in D.C. while she was serving as the superintendent of schools went on to support Jeb Bush and his push in the total endorsement of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) through Student’s First.

Student Achievement Partners was founded by Coleman’s friend’s Sue Pimentel (leader of the ELA team) and Jason Zimba (leader on the Mathematics writing team).

Don’t you just love these “touchy feely” names they give these organizations to make you think they are really smart and care about your children? StudentsFirst, Student Achievement Partners, and Step Up For Students. And the way they all circle around to being on all these boards together.

We already know that polls increasingly show that as more Americans learn about the Common Core standards, they don’t like what they see. Hopefully, Americans will feel the same way as they learn more about how the new Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History exam will decimate the teaching of traditional American history, turning it into a leftist view of an America that is based on identity politics rather than a Constitution meant to protect the rights of individual freedoms.

Conservative commentator Stanley Kurtz, a contributing editor for National Review Online, wrote about the secretive manner in which the AP U.S. History exam was rolled out as well as the significance of this new exam.

“We are witnessing a coordinated, two-pronged effort to effectively federalize all of American K-12 education, while shifting its content sharply to the left,” Kurtz states.

He explains that while the College Board under Coleman has put on a public display of a lengthy “framework” for the new AP U.S. History exam, that framework actually contains only a few sample questions.

“Sources tell me, however, that a complete sample exam has to be released, although only to certified AP U.S. History teachers,” Kurtz continues. “Those teachers have been warned, under penalty of law and the stripping of their AP teaching privileges, not to disclose the content of the new sample AP U.S. History exam to anyone.”

WHAT?  Why all the secrecy if everything pertaining to the CCS are so good and are going to create the world’s top 21st century technical guru’s. But then again, this is the same type of behavior we saw prior to the original release of the CCS with a blackout of all information relating to them.

Coleman’s major achievement of keeping Common Core from public and media scrutiny is extraordinary considering that the standards were developed by three private D.C. organizations: the National Governors Association (NGA), the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and progressive education company Achieve Inc. All three organizations were privately funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, along with your tax dollars and none of these groups are accountable to parents, teachers, students, or taxpayers in general.

In a March, 1997 article published by Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D. it states, “in March 1996 then N.C. Gov. Hunt and five other governors along with six CEO’s adopted a policy statement at the National Education Summit then calling for the states to establish internationally competitive standards, assessments tools and accountability systems within two years”. (Notice the presence of “leading governors” on the Achieve, Inc., board allows one to call Achieve a “state-led” organization and by the same token, one might also call Achieve a “business-led” organization since its board is also comprised of “business leaders.”)

It went on to say “the policy statement also indicated an entity called “Achieve” would be established to “measure and report each state’s annual progress in setting those standards.” Although the Standards would be “voluntary”, one of the CEO’s, IBM’s Lou Gerstner, Jr., said his company is the largest in North Carolina and companies could easily threaten not to open plants in states that didn’t comply”.

CORPORATE EXTORTION OVER EDUCATION STANDARDS? Well, we saw that come true in 2013 with the letter from CEO Tillison of ExxonMobil to the governor of PA Tom Corbett. Play our game or we’ll pull up our pants so to speak and leave your state. Goodbye!

In 2001, the Achieve board of directors included six governors and CEOs of six corporations. All six corporations were connected to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group now known for its model legislation in favor of the privatization of public education and its decision to reverse its anti-CCSS stance.

It certainly serves pro-CCSS purposes to conceal the “business-led” element of the governor-CEO, Achieve. Achieve is nothing more than a little ALEC and we certainly could have and should have called the CCSS “business-led”, but that would certainly not have been as effective as deceiving the populous with “state-led”.

In 2004 Achieve, Inc. created ADP, American Diploma Project which stated they had done two years of research to create the groundbreaking report entitled “Ready or Not:  Creating a High School Diploma That Counts. This is where benchmarking came from and with only 2 years of research but – ADP was formed and published this 2 years of research the same year.  ?????

PawlentyQuick note:  Be careful when seeing former Governor Pawlenty’s name up for President or VP – he has been knee deep into the NGA (2008 Chair), CCSS, Achieve and ADP from their inception. In 2006, Pawlenty made the statement “the era of small government is over… I’m a market person, but there are certain circumstances where you’ve got to have government put up the guardrails or bust up entrenched interests before they become too powerful …the government has to be more proactive and more aggressive.”

In 2008 then Gov. Pawlenty led the National Governors Symposium in N.C. with former N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt. The NGA produced that year:

  • High, rigorous standards are the foundation of a strong education system. Content standards specify the knowledge and skills that students need at each grade level. These standards must be supported by an aligned and clearly articulated system of curriculum, assessments, teacher preparation and professional development, textbook selection and appropriate supports for students.

And by the way, Pawlenty in 2008 was also the vice-chair of the Achieve board of directors and in 2009, he became co-chair. In 2009, Achieve received $20.9M from the Gates Foundation, $2M from the Carnegie Foundation, and a combined $2.6M from five ALEC corporations (GE, Prudential, Nationwide, Lumina, and State Farm). There are many questionable actions on this one’s part.

And if you know nothing about Jim Hunt, Jeb Bush’s new best friend, go here and scroll down to “Truth About Former Governor Jim Hunt.

There is still no official information about who selected the individuals to write the Common Core standards. None of the writers of the Math and English Language Arts standards have ever taught Math, English, or Reading at the K-12 level. In addition, the Standards Development Work Groups did not include any members who were high school English and mathematics teachers, English professors, scientists, engineers, parents, state legislators, early childhood educators, and state or local school board members.

“This is clearly an effort to silence public debate over these heavily politicized and illegitimately nationalized standards,” writes Kurtz. “If the complete sample test was available, the political nature of the new test would become evident. Public scrutiny of the sample test would also expose potential conflicts between the new exam and existing state standards.”

Another deception observed by Kurtz is the College Board’s claim that the highly controlled new framework for AP U.S. History can be adapted according to the preferences of individual states, school districts, and teachers. Of course, if they want their students to pass the Common Core-aligned tests, their best bet is to choose Common Core-aligned textbooks and lesson plans, which mean content will be coming from those.

As I have mentioned previously, even Charter schools are Common Core aligned. Charter schools supported by Hillsdale College and Great Heart Charter Management will tell you they are providing your child with a Classical education. Now how can that be since the curriculum and textbooks they are using are Common Core aligned?

You just cannot have it both ways. Seems everyone has gotten adapt to “double-speak”.

While it is true that the new AP framework allows teachers to include their own examples, the framework “also insists that the examples must be used to illustrate the themes and concepts behind the official College Board vision.” Now we are back to square one.

Kurtz observes:

Geo Washington 1The upshot is that James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and the other founders are largely left out of the new test, unless they are presented as examples of conflict and identity by class, gender, race, ethnicity, etc. The Constitution can be studied as an example of the Colonists’ belief in the superiority of their own culture, for instance. But any teacher who presents a full unit on the principles of the American Constitution taught in the traditional way would be severely disadvantaging his students. So while allowing some minor flexibility on details, the new AP U.S. History framework effectively forces teachers to train their students in a leftist, blame-America-first reading of history, while omitting traditional treatments of our founding principles.

In regard to the Science Standards, John Casey, former White House space program advisor, consultant to NASA Headquarters, and space shuttle engineer has written an article “Teaching Our Children Bad Science” and gives five negatives to the CCS Science:

  • These areas for teaching our children are so deeply flawed as to raise concerns about how other sections in the proposed curriculum standards were developed.
  • Use of Invalid and Disproved Science
  • Standards Are Based on False Assertions of Mankind’s Impact on Climate Change
  • Specific Standards Sections on Climate Should Be Removed Completely
  • These Climate Standards Do Not Reflect the Most Important Factors in Climate Change

At the end of 2013, Citizens for Objective Public Education, Inc. (COPE) filed suit in federal court against the Kansas State Board of Education and the Kansas State Department of Education to enjoin implementation of science standards designed for all students in the US.

The Complaint alleges that the Kansas Board’s adoption on June 11, 2013, of A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (the F&S) “will have the effect of causing Kansas public schools to establish and endorse a non-theistic religious worldview” in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Rather than objectively informing children about these questions in an age-appropriate manner, the Science Standards lead them “to answer the questions with only materialistic/atheistic answers.”

This indoctrination is driven by the use of a concealed Orthodoxy (or doctrine) called methodological naturalism or scientific materialism.  The Orthodoxy requires that explanations of the cause and nature of natural phenomena may only use natural, material or mechanistic causes, and must assume that teleological or design conceptions of nature are invalid.

Gaia 3Just the very fact that ever since our children began being filled full of “Global Warming” a common practice has been to refer to nature as Mother Earth or Gaia. If you remember two years ago Earth Day was changed to Mother Earth Day – they are teaching our young children to worship the earth and that the earth and animals are more important than humans. Brainwashing!

The Gaia hypothesis, named after the Greek goddess Gaia is also known as the Gaia theory or Gaia principle, which proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet. Topics of interest include how the biosphere and the evolution of life forms affect the stability of global temperature, ocean salinity, oxygen in the atmosphere and other environmental variables that affect the habitability of Earth.

Gaian’s of which they call themselves have infiltrated every level of power within the  United Nations. This is part of the UN’s Sustainable Development planned teaching –   “The goal aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to “dominate and exploit” —” The direct opposite of what the Bible  teaches, namely, that man is to dominate the earth and all creatures on it.

If you go to this link you will see Gaia is depicted all the way from a monstrous woman covered in greenery, to a sexy woman laying in the forest, to a medieval goddess floating on air to a pregnant women showing the earth in her womb – let your imagination fly when you are depicting lies.

Absolutely nothing about the Common Core Standards, College Board, NGA, CCSO, Achieve, United Nations, Bill Gates, Jeb Bush, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and all their cronies is good for our children.

And don’t forget the changes to the SAT’s! The College Board has chosen to release information in a less than straightforward manner, as usual. David Coleman has learned well how to “double-speak” information especially when it pertains to our children. The “sleight of hand” statements are carefully stated using those politically correct words, but there does exist a document entitled, “Specifications for the Redesigned SAT.” I guess we will just have to wait until March 2015 for all the gory details. To understand some of the things going on with the SAT’s you can go here.

Two last things – always remember the actual motives behind the implementation of Charter schools – they carry a large share of lies and scandals themselves.

And lastly maybe this should be a requirement for all state and local school board members BEFORE they are elected to office – make them have to take whatever tests are presented in their states that the children have to take whether they are from PAARC, SBAC or AIR and publish their scores. I bet over 90% of them would fail.

It might interest the reader’s to know that almost every person noted here or serving on these Corporations/Foundations/Association’s not only support the Common Core but they highly support Charter schools and Vouchers. Have you heard or understood a word I have said to you about the meaning behind those two?  There are coming after your children!

CCS I Am Here

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Bill Gates Crying In His Vault

Eric Owens; Education Editor, Daily Caller

Gates 3Bill Gates is a sad clown today because his bizarre $100 million student data project has failed – InBloom, Inc Student Data Collection, to Shut Down!

Common Core-loving billionaire Bill Gates has suffered a stinging defeat in his ambitious quest to reform every cranny of the American K-12 public education system.

The nonprofit educational-software company InBloom Inc., which the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corp. of New York financed to the tune of $100 million, announced on Monday that it will shut down permanently.

The reason for the shutdown is a steady cascade of parental and legislative anxiety about student privacy, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Gates 1The strategy driving inBloom had been to create a huge database connecting local school districts and state education bureaucracies with behemoth education companies.

To accomplish this goal, the nonprofit had hoped to provide a smorgasbord of data about students. What homework are they doing? What tests are they assigned? What are their test scores? Their specific learning disabilities? Their disciplinary records? Their skin colors? Their names? Their addresses?

The Atlanta-based company had originally signed up nine states for the database. It planned to charge school districts between $2 and $5 per student for the privilege of participating in the student data collection scheme.
Many parents across the country – particularly in the otherwise fairly disparate states of New York and Louisiana – hated the bizarrely intrusive idea from the start and rallied key state legislators to their causes.

The final blow came earlier this year when the New York state legislature forced its state education bureaucrats to abandon the invasive Gates-funded project.

Gates 2“Hopefully, today’s announcement that inBloom is closing its doors will make government officials, corporations and foundations more aware that parental concerns cannot be ignored,” Leonie Haimson, a former New York City public-schools parent who successfully lobbied lawmakers against inBloom, told the Journal.

In a message on inBloom’s website, Chief Executive Officer Iwan Streichenberger swore that the firm “has world-class security and privacy protections” and accused the meddling database’s grassroots critics of “mis-characterizations,” notes The Washington Post.

“Over the last year, the incredibly talented team at inBloom has developed and launched a technical solution that addresses the complex challenges that teachers, educators and parents face when trying to best utilize the student data available to them,” Streichenberger wrote.

“The use of technology to tailor instruction for individual students is still an emerging concept and inBloom provides a technical solution that has never been seen before. As a result, it has been the subject of mis-characterizations and a lightning rod for misdirected criticism,” he also proclaimed.

Interestingly, though Gates has funded the effort to collect data about America’s public school kids, he has sent his own kids to a ritzy Seattle private school.

It does not appear that any of the Gates children would have been part of the amazing new student information database. The children of Bill and Melinda Gates – Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe – have attended Lakeside School, Seattle’s most elite, fancy pants private school.

The hallowed halls of Lakeside School are a sweet place to attend classes if you have the means.

Gates kidsAccording to a Seattle education blog, the student-teacher ratio is 9 to 1. The average class size is 16. Some two dozen varsity sports are available and the opulent athletic facilities include “hydrotherapy spas.”

Of course, what with tuition for the 2013-14 academic year costing $28,500 per kid (not including books, laptop, field trips, etc.), most families don’t have the means.

Lakeside’s website doesn’t appear to discuss Common Core much.

Interestingly enough, the inBloom,Inc. web site seems to have disappeared into a cloud!

Follow Eric on http://www.erico@dailycaller.com

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How States and School Districts Can Opt Out of Common Core

By Dr. Sandra Stotsky March 8, 2014

States that want to opt out of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and/or the tests aligned to or based on its standards are being threatened by a toothless tiger that doesn’t want the states to know the tiger has no claws.

RTTT7States are hearing, “It’s too late to back out”; “You’ll waste all the money you’ve spent on implementing the [low-level Common Core] standards your state board of education adopted three years ago”; “You’ll waste all the money you’ve spent on [self-described] Common Core consultants who have given [very costly] professional development to your teachers and told them what to change in their classroom curriculum to address Common Core”; “You will have to pay back all the money you got under Race to the Top (RttT)”; or, “You will lose your waiver and not get your Title I money.”

Can the U.S. Department of Education (USED) demand repayment from states that got RttT funds? Can it withhold Title I money from a state that loses its waiver? It is important to recall that Congress didn’t pass legislation requiring Common Core’s standards or tests. All it authorized in 2001 was a re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) called No Child Left Behind (NCLB). ESEA hasn’t been re-authorized since then, so there are no new or different education policies passed by Congress. A variety of conditions have been attached to the recent waivers issued by USED, but they may have no constitutional legitimacy since Congress didn’t approve them. States can certainly raise that objection.

At the national level:

If a state received RttT money and spent it, it most likely doesn’t have to pay it back if it now seeks to opt out of using Common Core’s standards (by any name) and any tests aligned to or based on these standards. Neither the RttT application nor the grant award from USED contained a repayment penalty for withdrawing from a commitment. Moreover, the Grant Award Notification from USED implied withholding of future RttT funds, not repayment of RttT funds already expended.

RTTT winenrsIn other words, there seem to be no likely penalties if a state accepted a USED award of RttT funds and now chooses to withdraw from the agreement. States can justify their withdrawal on the grounds that the Common Core standards do not meet the original requirements of “common standards” outlined in the RttT application. These standards were supposed to be “supported by evidence that they are internationally benchmarked.” But they are not. The Common Core Validation Committee never received any evidence.

Nor has evidence been provided by two post hoc attempts to provide such evidence: the 2011 report by David Conley at the University of Oregon and the 2012 report by William Schmidt and a colleague at Michigan State University, Richard Houang. Conley’s report, funded by the Gates Foundation, contradicted the findings in his 2003 pre-Common Core report on college-readiness standards, while Schmidt and Houang’s report has been severely criticized on methodological grounds. It is unclear who funded it.

Moreover, RttT was a three-year program extended to last four years. It expires in the fall of 2014. Whatever changes states make after 2014 cannot affect the grant. In addition, no state committed itself explicitly to maintain forever the new policies required by RttT. Once RttT grants expire, it is unclear how the USED could demand repayment for an expired program.

If a state obtained a waiver from some aspects of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and now seeks to opt out of using Common Core’s standards and tests aligned to or based on them, it is highly unlikely to lose Title I money. Title I is implicated in the Common Core issue only because the state committed to the CCLS to obtain the waiver.

If the state applies for an extension of the waiver through the 2015-2016 school year, it would need to replace its commitment to implement the Common Core with a commitment to implement alternative standards approved by its institutions of higher education (IHEs). IHE approval of more demanding “college- and career-ready” standards would allow the state to retain the waiver, without penalty. Legislators need to ask their public IHEs to approve standards that enable mathematically and scientifically ambitious high school students to take STEM-preparatory coursework while in high school, not in transition courses elsewhere after high school graduation or after passing a GED test.

If the US Department of Education (USED) decided to be punitive, it could withhold at most only 5%-10% of the 1% of Title I funds set aside for state administrative functions. For example, if a state received $200 million under Title I, the administrative set-aside is $2 million. The most severe federal punishment would be 5-10% of that, or a maximum of $200K.

nclbIf the state chose to give up its waiver, the state would be under the NCLB mandate again to get all students to proficiency by 2014. NCLB has a range of sanctions for persistently failing schools and districts, ranging from conversion to charter schools, closing the school down altogether, replacing a large percentage of the school’s staff, to carrying out turnaround plans. If states give up their USED waivers from NCLB requirements, they would still have to assess their state’s standards annually with tests that, by law, must be based on these standards, and NCLB’s sanctions would again apply for failing schools and districts. It is not clear what the sanction would be for failing to get all students to proficiency by 2014, that is, if most schools failed to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for all subgroups.

The primary financial consequence of relinquishing the waiver would involve flexibility, not amount, of funding. Under NCLB, failing schools must allocate 20% of their Title I funding to Supplemental Education Services, typically outside tutoring. The waiver doesn’t change the amount of funding those schools receive but allows them to redirect 20% of it to other Title I uses. These districts would lose flexibility, not money.

USED would find it politically difficult to impose financial penalties on waiver cancellation when Common Core is not, in theory, a federal program. Or so we are regularly told.

At the state level:

Districts can select their own curricula and, in some states, their own standards. What they cannot do easily is avoid state testing. State tests operate under state laws which force all districts to participate, although sanctions vary by state. Typically, the results of these tests are used to rank or grade schools publicly, and they serve to label the schools as meeting or not meeting NCLB’s requirement of proficiency.

RTTT KidsA district with a stronger curriculum than one addressing Common Core’s standards is betting implicitly that its results will be better on the state test. If schools choosing to address more demanding standards than Common Core’s are ranked low on a Common Core-aligned test for several years, they may face state department of education sanctions, which can range from the state managing the district to reshuffling school administrators. Legislators can address this power play by withholding funding of the state’s department of education if it seeks to prevent schools with low scores on a Common Core-aligned test from addressing more demanding standards than Common Core’s. All the district should be required to do is produce evidence of evaluations showing that its standards are more demanding than Common Core’s.

A future post will further address districts that want better standards and tests than their state board and department of education are imposing on them.

Sandra Stotsky, Ed.D. is Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas.

Published by Jimmy Kilpatrick
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The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten

nclbOne of the most distressing characteristics of education reformers is that they are hyper-focused on how students perform, but they ignore how students learn. Nowhere is this misplaced emphasis more apparent, and more damaging, than in kindergarten.

A new University of Virginia study found that kindergarten changed in disturbing ways from 1999-2006. There was a marked decline in exposure to social studies, science, music, art and physical education and an increased emphasis on reading instruction. Teachers reported spending as much time on reading as all other subjects combined.

The time spent in child-selected activity dropped by more than one-third. Direct instruction and testing increased. Moreover, more teachers reported holding all children to the same standard.

How can teachers hold all children to the same standards when they are not all the same? They learn differently, mature at different stages – they just are not all the same especially at the age of 4-6.

Is this drastic shift in kindergarten the result of a transformation in the way children learn? No! A 2011 nationwide study by the Gesell Institute for Child Development found that the ages at which children reach developmental milestones have not changed in 100 years.

For example, the average child cannot perceive an oblique line in a triangle until age 5 ½. This skill is a prerequisite to recognizing, understanding and writing certain letters. The key to understanding concepts such as subtraction and addition is “number conservation.” A child may be able to count five objects separately but not understand that together they make the number five. The average child does not conserve enough numbers to understand subtraction and addition until 5½ or 6.

If we teach reading, writing, subtraction and addition before children are ready, they might memorize these skills, but will they will not learn or understand them. And it will not help their achievement later on.

Illinois kindergartenChild development experts understand that children must learn what their brains are ready to absorb. Kindergarten is supposed to set the stage for learning academic content when they are older. If they are going to push our kindergarten children to move faster, what does that say for the push for “educating” Pre-K?

Play is essential in kindergarten – in fact in any child under the age of 5. Through play, children build literacy skills they need to be successful readers. By speaking to each other in socio-dramatic play, children use the language they heard adults read to them or say. This process enables children to find the meaning in those words.

There is a wide range of acceptable developmental levels in kindergarten; so a fluid classroom enables teachers to observe where each child is and adjust the curriculum accordingly.

Two major studies confirmed the value of play vs. teaching reading skills to young children. Both compared children who learned to read at 5 with those who learned at 7 and spent their early years in play-based activities. Those who read at 5 had no advantage. Those who learned to read later had better comprehension by age 11, because their early play experiences improved their language development.

Yet current educational policy banishes play in favor of direct instruction of inappropriate academic content and testing; practices that are ineffective for young children.

The No Child Left Behind Law played a major role in changing kindergarten. Upper-grade curricula were pushed down in a mistaken belief that by learning reading skills earlier, children would fare better on standardized tests. Subjects not tested by NCLB were de-emphasized. Lawmakers insisted that standardized tests assess reading at earlier ages, even though standardized tests are invalid for children under 8.

ccs I cantThese changes have the harshest effect on our most vulnerable children. The UVA study found that in schools with the highest percentage of children of color and children eligible for free-and-reduced-priced lunch, teachers had the most demanding expectations for student performance.

To make matters worse, the drafters of the Common Core ignored the research on child development. In 2010, 500 child development experts warned the drafters that the standards called for exactly the kind of damaging practices that inhibit learning: direct instruction, inappropriate academic content and testing.

These warnings went unheeded.

Consequently, the Common Core exacerbates the developmentally inappropriate practices on the rise since NCLB. Teachers report having to post the standards in the room before every scripted lesson, as if 5-year-olds can read or care what they say. They time children adding and subtracting, and train them to ask formulaic questions about an “author’s message.” All children are trained in the exact same skill at the same time. One teacher lamented that “there is no more time for play.” Another wrote “these so-called educational leaders have no idea how children learn.”

It may satisfy politicians to see children perform inappropriately difficult tasks like trained circus animals. However, if we want our youngest to actually learn, we will demand the return of developmentally appropriate kindergarten.

Wendy Lecker – she is a columnist for Hearst Connecticut Media Group and is senior attorney for the Campaign for Fiscal Equity project at the Education Law Center.

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SO WHO IS MIKE HUCKABEE – A Traitor to Children?

The surfacing action of Huckabee to start “putting out feelers” as to his presidential electability is certainly an issue to look at with his involvement with Jeb Bush and Huckabee’s support of the Common Core Standards and now – doing a total turn around on his national weekly Fox show.

It appears that Huckabee is better suited to politics than being a man of the cloth. Ministers are to be held to a higher standard – I am not saying it is right, but it just goes with the occupation or calling. Huckabee is a player of words and I would put him into the new class of “New World Evangelists” who refuse to address the direction our country is taking to ruination.

He is a lot like Rick Warren having even attended seminary at the same time and the same place as Warren.

HUckabee 5We now know that his speech to the Council of State School Officers (CCSSO) was worded very differently than his announcement on his Fox show. Not only that, it appears the governor has also learned “double speak” lately.

At the CCSSO meeting Huckabee urged state education officials to get rid of the “Common Core” name because it has become “toxic.” Hum! However, Huckabee intends to continue to support the standards and it would appear this is the case as he is still listed on Jeb Bush’s Common Core site as a supporter. And – why was Huckabee invited to speak to the CCSSO?

“Rebrand it, refocus it, but don’t retreat,” Huckabee reportedly told CCSSO members. This of course is what some states are doing especially Florida. Florida lawmakers, Governor Scott and Commissioner of Education Stewart have all said they want to delete “Common Core” from official documents and replace it with the friendly sounding “Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.” Supposedly by changing the name of the standards everyone will forget they are the grandfather of the Common Core and the complete ruination of our children’s education.

In Florida, the Sunshine State Standards, adopted in 1996 became the Common Core State Standards in 2010.

This past November, Joe Follick a spokesman for the FL Dept. of Education stated, “Given the input that the state has taken and the changes that are likely to be made, “it would be disingenuous to call them common core standards”.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) used an executive order to strip the name “Common Core” from the state’s new math and reading standards for public schools. In Iowa, the same standards are now called “The Iowa Core.”

Tea Party members and others have argued that the standards amount to a federal intrusion in education, while supporters have tried to make the resistors believe that the development of the standards was spearheaded by governors and education officials.

Just the fact the president and Arne Duncan were ready and waiting on the sidelines with Race To The Top (RTTT) grants to the states shows the Federal intrusion. The grants from RTTT pushed the states to agree to share all their information on our children, their families and the teachers to the huge data mining system. All of this done BEFORE the standards were written and without any state legislation being passed authorizing it.

Back to good ole Huckabee! In June, 2013 Huckabee came out swinging in defense of the CCS. He sent a letter to lawmakers in Oklahoma, urging them to support Common Core. “Like many of you, I’ve heard the argument these standards ‘threaten local control’ of what’s being taught in Oklahoma classrooms,” Huckabee wrote. “Speaking from one conservative to another let me assure you this simply is not true. States and local school districts will determine how they want to teach kids, what curriculum to use, and which textbooks to use.
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You can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time. Huckabee is no conservative. His gubernatorial record shows that.

His lack of understanding the full scope of this “infection” – standards are to be used as the goals to reach and the curriculum is what is used to gain those goals is irresponsible. With the likes of Pearson and every Tom, Dick and Harry company out there writing curriculum to align with the standards For Profit – there is no escape from this but total elimination.

All of Huckabee’s remarks are like a playbook from Jeb Bush’s Foundation.

We can ask the question why did Huckabee choose to agree with the likes of Jeb Bush and his cronies rather than the American parents who had bothered to do their research! Why did he choose to ignore people like Professor’s Sandra Stotsky and James Milgram, but instead decided to follow the like-minded support of David Coleman, Linda Darling-Hammond, Bill Ayers, George Soros and Jeb Bush types?

This causes one to wonder what Huckabee got for his initial support of the CCS and now apparent continued support! Backers for a presidential run, monetary? He certainly could have done his own research!

cHILD aBUSE 4Huckabee’s “epiphany” mirrors that of others who have suddenly realized that it was not just a few unimportant people who are concerned about CCS; but instead, the parents and taxpayers of America, from all parties, no parties, no particular occupations or races – but our nation as a whole realizing the danger of having the Obama administration indoctrinate our children into the social justice agenda through Common Core Standards – using our children as “Human Capital” to become involved in public-private partnerships is not only despicable, but Progressive to Socialistic.

The selfish and inconsiderate support of this planned damage against our children cannot be explained or excused – now or in the future! We are talking about a former governor here that supported Bill Clinton’s “School-To-Work Act”. He also appears to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing!

Put your money away boys – you will not win this battle! Parents will!