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Pay For Succe$$

By Anita Hoge  May 10, 2016  NewsWithViews.com

Note:  This is an excellent article and I think it is time Ted & Heidi Cruz stood up and fully explained themselves in regard to the Education boondoggles which are being put out for our children and their role if he even thinks he should have the faith and trust of this country to give him the highest seat in D.C.

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Ted and Heidi Cruz, Goldman Sachs, Kickbacks and Paybacks, Common Core, and Special Education… All Rolled Into One Big, Fat Mess

When Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee for President, stated in his message to the American people, “There is so much, waste, fraud, and abuse,” the establishment elite come to mind. Especially when investigating the shenanigans and abuses in the new federal education legislation, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act. Finally, someone with guts is saying it’s time to clean house. Thank you, Mr. Trump!

Goldman Sachs and CruzAlthough Senator Cruz has suspended his campaign, it is very clear that his lawyerly word “suspend” did not mean withdraw and he intends to fight Donald Trump for a contested convention. Please continue the support and vote in the remaining primaries to establish Mr. Trump with the needed 1237 delegates to secure the nomination.

Senator Cruz also says he will do away with Common Core if he is elected President, but his globalist agenda speaks otherwise.

Here are some key education issues:

What Is ‘Pay For Success’ in the New ESSA Federal Education Law and Why Should Parents of Special Education Children Be Alarmed?

Why Are Business Investors Paid A Kickback For Children NOT To Receive Special Education Services That Are Guaranteed To Them Through Federal Law?

Should Republicans Use Vulnerable Special Education Children To Be Sold For a Profit $$$?

What Does Goldman Sachs Have To Do With Common Core and Special Education, and Why Are They Reaping In The Cash?

What Do Ted and Heidi Cruz Know About Goldman Sachs, Common Core, and ‘Pay For Success’ That Helps Put “Gold in Someone’s Sacks”?

There is a lot of hankie-pankie going on in the U.S. Department of Education and nobody seems to be able to pinpoint the collusion in a public/private financial partnership deal with Goldman Sachs called Pay For Success, PFS.

Senator Cruz did not mention once that Pay For Success, PFS, was rigged into the federal education legislation, ESSA. In fact, Senator Ted Cruz did NOT even vote on the day of the passage of ESSA. Why didn’t Sen. Cruz vote against this bill?

It was Goldman Sachs that had funded Senator Cruz for his entry into the Presidential Race. Heidi Cruz works for Goldman Sachs and is currently on leave while her husband runs as a candidate for President. Is this why they felt silence was “golden”?

Perhaps Heidi Cruz can explain Pay For Success to Special Education parents since she announced that education is her primary goal. We might also ask her to explain the federal education fake CHOICE. Or ask her about the psychological child abuse on children in the classroom that would CONTINUE in Pay For Success because Common Core psychological interventions were legislated through ESSA.

[NOTE: Senator Cruz’s controversial S 306 that supports federal CHOICE ropes private, religious, and homeschools into Common Core with federal Title I portability funds. Senator Cruz is in the perfect position to attach his CHOICE amendment to federal legislation at any time in the future as a sitting Senator. Supporting S 306 and federal CHOICE proves Senator Cruz will NOT do away with Common Core. (See the list of my previous articles at the bottom of this article.)]

Cruz Control Goldman Sachs

Senator Hatch (R-UT) slipped Pay For Success into the new federal education law, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, and uses a preschool in Utah as a pilot. Goldman Sachs is rewarded a kickback for every child who isn’t sent to Special Education. Goldman Sachs, who provided loans and is a silent funder for the Cruz campaign, is reeling in financial rewards for education programs already implemented and paid with Special Education funding. What’s going on? (Source)

WHAT IS PAY FOR SUCCESS?

Pay For Success was legislated in the Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now called the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. The ESSA was passed by both Republican Houses of Congress. Legitimate questions and issues have been raised by In the Public Interest about how the Pay for Success (PFS) program was evaluated, including:

“PFS brings venture capital to the provision of public services. Investors provide the up-front funds for critical preventive services with the expectation of receiving a return on their investment. The theory is that the private investment dollars can fill a funding gap when government doesn’t have adequate financial resources to spend on prevention activities. Under a PFS arrangement, the government repays the loan with interest if pre-determined social outcome targets are met. The theory presumes that even after paying the investors and service providers, the state ultimately reaps financial savings through foregone budget dollars spent to address future more costly, but now avoided, social problems.” [Emphasis added] (Source)

The implementation of Pay For Success, PFS, is a system of kickbacks called Social Impact Bonds, creating a public/private partnership where government strikes deals (contracting mechanisms) with outside businesses and investment financiers to provide capital to accomplish ESSA Common Core psychological/mental health intervention goals on ALL children at school. Therefore, supposedly, fewer children are referred to Special Education.

Goldman Sachs has piloted a PFS investment in a preschool in Utah. Yes, the same Utah that heralds Senator Hatch who included PFS as an amendment to ESSA. [NOTE: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) recently praised the Pay For Successprogram in Utah. Senator Lee also was the co-sponsor of S 306 with Senator Cruz, which pushes Common Core on all private, religious, and homeschools. Senator Lee has endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for President.]

But the controversy concerning this experimental program using handicapped children for monetary gain is that Special Education funding and service interventions are already being paid through IDEA, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (Special Education) funds for a program that says children are not going to be referred to Special Education services. WHAT?! The results are that fewer truly Special Education children are sent forward for an IEP evaluation because Special Education services are already being administered. But supposedly the reason Goldman Sachs is getting a pay-out is because children aren’t sent to Special Education. Is this double-speak, double-dipping, or both?

Let’s spell this out:

1. Use Special Education Common Core/psychological interventions and Special Education funds FIRST on the entire classroom;
2. Do NOT send truly handicapped Special Education children for their guaranteed legal evaluation;
3. Use more Special Education intensive psychological interventions on children not meeting Common Core psychological standards;
4. Then reap the benefits for children not sent to Special Education even though Special Education funds were used in the first place;
5. Then pay Goldman Sachs a reward because FEWER children were sent to Special Education. What?!!!

Little do parents realize that Common Core for babies and preschool programs in the pilot preschool program (and all Common Core K-12 schools) have an inordinate amount of social, emotional, and behavioral conditioning using Common Core psychological behavior modification programs. These programs originated in Applied Behavior Analysis, an applied intensive behavior modification program researched on autistic children to be able to function in the real world. Parental knowledge or consent is not provided for this Common Core psychobabble.

Pay For Success is a lousy concept of corruption using children for profit, called taxpayer double dipping, and paying someone off to do the dipping. Is this really reaping financial savings for the government? This is all done with a little twist of ethics—redefining the interventions, using handicapped children to provide a basis for a money grab, psychological child abuse for using these concepts on normal children, and gobs of federal money. This scheme should be turning many heads and must be investigated. [Source]

The pilot program in Utah used PFS as an intervention program in preschool. Goldman Sachs was paid an outcome payment of $2589.70 for each student not referred to Special Education. This program pays back a percentage of the investment to the financial partnership if FEWER children are reported to special education. But, did anyone question the programs or funding to create these statistics BEFORE this kickback was evaluated? NO! Questions were posed, but little has been done to stop the child abuse or the financial bleeding.

Understanding ESSA

The concept of direct student services, services carried out by IDEA Special Education funding, is the Common Core concept reinforced in the new federal education legislation, ESSA. Universal School-Wide Intervention Systems are blanketed on ALL children. ALL children are “At-Risk” and must be psychoanalyzed and treated in a three tiered process in the normal classroom. ALL CHILDREN are treated with psychological techniques normally used for severely handicapped students. The reason psychological techniques are used is because Common Core includes psychological non-academic behavioral standards (See both graphs that design behavioral interventions.

Pay For Sucess

Children with true mental or physical handicaps are NOT apprised with an actual IEP, or referred for a true special education evaluation, until going through the Response to Intervention (RTI) three-tiered process in the regular classroom. These services are based on the conditioning processes developed through Applied Behavior Analysis. Applied Behavior Analysis, a psychological conditioning technique, was renamed Response to Intervention to make it more palatable to parents.

The following behavior modification techniques are being used in the classroom and are actually listed in the ESSA legislation: response to interventions, RTI; positive behavior interventions supports, PBIS; multi-tiered system of supports, MTSS; School-wide multi-tiered system of supports, SWTSS; early intervening services, EIS; Specialized Instructional Support Services, SISS; and Universal Design for Learning, UDL.

These behavioral interventions are all paid for with special education IDEA funds. Therefore, fewer children are referred to Special Education because they had already received Special Education services to meet Common Core. This is the double-dip.

There is also great controversy surrounding the implementation of these behavior modification/affective programs on normal children. The development of these programs was first researched from Applied Behavior Analysis with research on autistic children. The US Department of Education has stated that these techniques are “scientific research based interventions” to meet the government desired goals. However, the government had NOT released the standards of what would be taught, tested, and scored in the affective domain. The Department catapulted the techniques onto normal children citing “prevention”. It uses extreme behavior modification techniques on children because Common Core standards named affective/subjective group-think outcomes to be achieved in the normal classroom.

These behavior modification techniques are extreme measures that induce artificial stress and depression on normal children who are being forced to change their behavior to the government’s desired collectivist standards. To achieve a subjective psychological outcome, psychological techniques must be implemented for behavioral change. When a standard states that your child should have “grit”, do parents know and understand the impact of what is measured and scored? A gang member has “grit”, but not the behavior most parents feel as acceptable. The question arises: can the U.S. Department of Education and the ESSA legislation LEGALLY implement behavior modification programs on unsuspecting children, especially when parents are in the dark about these radical techniques to change the attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions of their children? What happened to academics? The goal is to mold our American children into something less than American.

Goldman Sachs “Golden Sacks”

Mandated Common Core non-academic standards (Title I) and direct student services (IDEA) are used as a template for achieving these goals. Pay for Success equates SUCCESS, where Goldman Sachs has a return on their investment money, when districts DENY special education services to students who should be receiving them. Parents are able to request an IEP Evaluation, but many are NOT apprised of the RTI process. Under Title I, Part D (ii) Pay For Successinitiatives, keeping special education students under 1% is incentivized by NOT reporting truly special education children into the IEP process until much later.

Recently, parents sued their school district which denied their child Special Education services until their child went through RTI process and did not include the parents in these evaluations.

Parents of Special Education children should read the following carefully and in its entirety:  

  • “The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a school district’s failure to provide educational testing data to parents violated the procedural requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Additionally, this failure deprived parents of the opportunity to meaningfully participate in the formation of their child’s individualized education program (IEP).

    The parents subsequently brought suit alleging, among other things, that the district’s failure to provide the student’s RTI data constituted aprocedural violation of the IDEA, and prevented them from fully participating in the IEP process. The court agreed, finding the district violated the IDEA by failing to ensure the RTI testing data was properly documented, presented to the parents, and carefully considered by the entire IEP team. The court held that the district violated the “procedural safeguards of the IDEA by not providing parents with an opportunity to examine all records relating to C.M [the student].” (Source)

The Utah pilot program boasts, “evidence has shown reduces by 95 percent the need for special education among the low-income students who would otherwise likely be placed in special education programs.” However, the evaluation of the program has been challenged to investigate the impact on vulnerable individuals and the double payment from IDEA funds and investment dollars paid for by the public. How children were measured as needing support and how the children were selected for the ‘Pay For Success’ program is also a major aspect of the challenges to the way this program operates.

There are no procedural safeguards in the RTI process. Parents are NOT given their rights under this process. Parents must demand an investigation. Stop using our children for research. Abide by the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment to stop the psychological child abuse in the classroom.

The Legal Challenge:

A legal challenge to ESSA must be brought forward stating that it denies parents of truly Special Education children to be involved in their child’s evaluations from the beginning when using the following psychological techniques prior to an IEP evaluation: Response To Intervention, RTI; Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports,PBIS; Student Assistance Programs, SAP; Specialized Student Instructional Support, SSIS; Multi-Tiered System of Supports, MTSS; Schoolwide Tiered System of Supports,SWTSS, Early Intervening Services, EIS; Universal Design for Learning, UDI; or other psychological techniques.

A legal challenge must be brought forward by parents stating that normal children in the classroom are receiving Special Education Behavior Modification programs when their children are NOT Special Education students. Parents have NOT been informed of the RTI, PBIS, MTSS, SWTSS, EIS, SISS, UDL, or other mental health psychological programs and interventions performed on their normal children. There is NO disclosure of what the vague non-academic standards are, how they are measured, or the risks involved in changing the attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions of their children.

There is NO disclosure of the risk or liability and damage imposed by teachers who are non-certified professional personnel implementing these psychological programs. The school that has trained the teachers in “fidelity”, as “research” to implement these psychological programs EXACTLY as they have been developed, may also have liability issues concerning teachers acting as therapists. [See AIR Intensive Interventions]

A legal challenge must be brought forward against Goldman Sachs for receiving kickbacks for children not referred to Special Education when, in fact, Special Education funds have been used prior to those children being evaluated for the Pay For Success program. In effect, Goldman Sachs is paid TO BE SURE ALL KIDS meet Common Core psychological goals.

Ted and Heidi Cruz are certainly on that list of establishment insiders. It is blatantly clear that Ted Cruz’s “performance” in suspending his campaign was a total lie after a total shut down in Indiana. Exactly what we would expect from an establishment insider.

Clean house? We must!

Mr. Trump, Save our Children!

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DANGER: GULEN CHARTER SCHOOLS AND THE FETHULLAH GULEN MOVEMENT!

“The charter school experiment has resulted in the United States being the only country in the world where the Gülen Movementhas been able to establish schools fully funded by  the host country’s taxpayers.”  The Joke’s on US!

The world should never forget “Islam is a Human time bomb ignited by a hair trigger called hatred – them toward us”.

The Gulen Charter schools and the Gulen Movement must be removed from the United States. I recently wrote an article regarding the CIA’s role in allowing Sheikh Mohammed Fethullah Gulen into this country and put all the blame for their invasion into our school systems upon the CIA and uninformed and unquestioning state and local school boards. Now they are invading our military bases. It is time for parents to understand the full danger involved in this Jihad. For the 2015-2016 school year we have 155 Gulen Charter schools in 25 states with Texas (52) and Ohio (17) having the most. In 2011, Texas only had 33.

All Americans must take the time to read “Turkey’s Islamic Supremacist Cult and its Contributions to the Civilization Jihad Volume 8” by Christopher Holton and Clare Lopez. Read a little bit every night, but read it! LINK

Since February 1997, the National Security Council, the all-powerful institution which includes the civilian and military leaders of the country, has repeatedly placed political Islam at the top of its list of threats to this nation and vowed to “refuse all compromise” in its fight against religious radicalism. A few months later, the net was widened and the list of potential suspects grew longer: investigations have been launched against hundreds of civil servants, teachers, governors and local leaders, accused of being too close to the “forces of reaction”

I would like to remind the readers that it was the CIA who supported Gulen being allowed to come into this country supposedly because he was ill with the endorsement of Graham Fuller, now former CIA agent. Sorry CIA but diabetes can be treated all over the world. The FBI had started several investigations against the Gulen operation for numerous reasons, one of them to prevent Gulen from being granted permanent residency in America and to have him deported. Even though the FBI had determined Gulen to be a “Radical Islamist”, the Islamic angels in Obama’s White House, CIA and Clinton’s State Dept. reigned in the FBI preventing them from indicting and deporting Gulen and his whole operation. Hum!

Taking a look back in history in case you weren’t aware, the Brennan’s CIA is and has been supporting the Islamic indoctrination of our U.S. children and the whole program here in the U.S. was fundamentally developed by George Soros Center for American Progress and Gulen.  The object is to “force feed” our children “Radical Islamic” educational programs and incentives.

Talk about your own government supporting working from inside to ruin YOUR country!

The past and present governors of Texas told their citizens they were protecting their children by not participating in the Common Core ruination of our education system, but instead they have allowed the Gulen movement to grow within the state and also allowing the Gulen Institute to be at home on the grounds of the University of Houston.

The Institute website talks a good talk as does Fethullah and all his mouthpieces, but the research that has been done is undeniable. With speakers like this how could anyone go wrong?

Gulen Speakers Names

Even if you don’t have any children currently in school or a Gulen Charter school, Americans need to understand the damage being done here to our children and the internal conversion to Jihad being paid for by YOU!

Gulen Charter schools are disguised by several different names: Concept, Horizon Science Academy’s, Paragon, Sonoran, LISA Academy, Magnolia, and many, many more. Florida for example has 7 Gulen schools all with different lead names.

Something most Americans don’t know is that Gulen and Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan were best of friends with the same objectives until the Turkish government announced a plan to shutter private schools — many owned by the Gulen movement that help Turkish students prepare for college entrance exams. Two men with big ego’s! They both want to be in charge!

Gulen loves to claim he is all about fighting “poverty, disunity, and ignorance, but his underlying actions tell another story. The use of H-1B visas to bring teachers to America for their schools is also a farce. Local teachers are being passed up for teaching jobs within the Gulen schools with the schools claiming America’s teachers are not smart enough or they don’t have enough education to teach at their STEM schools. No one else in this country applies for more H1B visa’s than Gulen.

The U.S. taxpayer dollars being gained by the Fethullah Gulen operation is undeniable. In 2011, Truebright Science Academy alone received more than $3 million from the Philadelphia School District for its 348 pupils.

The respected German weekly ‘Der Spiegel’ also raised serious questions about Fethullah Gulen and his worldwide movement in a pair of highly critical articles published in 2012 and 2014. The magazine cited individuals who broke ties with Gulen and who characterize Hizmet as an ‘ultraconservative secret society’ and Gulen himself as an ideologue who tolerates no dissent,’ is ‘only interested in power and influence,’ and ‘dreams of a new age in which Islam will dominate the West returning to the ways of the Ottoman Empire.” This description has been repeated over and over again.

Besides the American taxpayers making the Gulen Movement rich, their followers and teachers give as much as 40% of their earnings to the following, yet the Movement has no headquarters, no address, is not registered anywhere, and has no central bank account.

Collectively the Gulen “movement” and the Gulen schools are under their own Charter School Management Co., Charter Educational Services & Resources formerly known as Grace Institute for Educational Research & Resources.

When I first began investigating Gulen and his schools, what I found so painful was  finding the government of this country so twisted that we have the CIA bringing Fethullah Gulen into this country and the FBI looking into their fraud and Jihad activities and our government is once again taking the lead on ruining America.

Look what it got us:  The CIA coming up with this less than brilliant idea, believed they could control Gulen and at the same time abuse the religious structure in America as a cover to advance their design of global control. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped in the establishment of the Turkish Gulen Charter Schools in the US, and brokered a deal to split the revenue from the sale of the oil captured in Iraq by ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists, between Prime Minister Erdogan’s and Sheikh Mohammed Gulen’s factions in Turkey (the captured oil was subsequently driven to the Turkish border in oil truck caravans to be sold by Prime Minister Erdogan’s son).

For using her good offices to help Sheikh Mohammed Gulen, Clinton was paid an estimated $1 million; payment was made to both the Clinton Family Foundation and the Clinton Presidential Campaign (payment to a political campaign by a foreigner is in violation of US Federal Campaign Laws). If we were to remind Mrs. Clinton of this I am sure her response would be, “What difference does it make”.

This makes me question if our State Governors are getting a stipend for allowing the Gulen school’s within their states. What say you Rick Perry and John Kasich?

In 2008 Bill Clinton made a speech praising Gulen at the Third Annual Friendship Dinner organized by the Turkish Cultural Center of New York (a Gulenist organization). The website Citizens Against Special Interest Lobbying in Public Schools (CASILIPS), later confirm Hillary Clinton’s involvement:

“However, the most probable reason for Bill Clinton’s attendance was the Gulenists’ numerous contributions to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Clinton Foundation. A sampling can be seen in this Table. All these contributions came from individuals identified as Gulenist based in their affiliations with Gulenist organizations or schools.”

 Not only the Clinton’s, but education’s main destroyer Bill Gates has used his foundation to also fund the Gulen movement. They are after all Charter schools and that is the road to ruination. In 2007, through the Texas (again) High School Project, the Gates Foundation shelled out $10,550,000 to the Cosmos Foundation, another Gulen enterprise which operates several publicly funded Gulen Charter schools in Texas.

One teacher from the South stated, “the Gülen movement’s ultimate goal is to open charter schools in the U.S. to funnel U.S. tax dollars back into the Gülen movement in Turkey. They skim just enough off the public taxpayers from these charter schools so it won’t look suspicious.” She stated this after her class had won a free cultural trip to Turkey through the Atlantic Institute. The Atlantic and Peace Islands Institute’s, are both Gulen enterprises.

Both of these Institutes claim they are supporting “shared values” and send out press releases claiming they are against the killings (Paris) and offer dinner’s celebrating Gulen, Ramadan, Table of Abraham and Interfaith principals.  Peace Islands Institute website is a must read.

Were you aware the United States has an Institute of Peace in D.C. and that Fethullah Gulen is recognized by that Institute to be a “spirited advocate for peace”?

Anyone wishing to form a national coalition to remove all Fethullah Gulen activities from the U.S. may contact me at info@americaismyname.org

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Evil Deceit Behind PARCC

First of all I would like to explain to my readers why I haven’t posted since February. I ended up with some serious medical issues and that had to come first. It has been a horrible ride but I have great docs and my hubby is the best “nurse” in the world.

The world has moved on and not as a rule for the benefit of our children and the future of this country. Deceivers abound especially when it comes to our children’s education. I continue to support Home Schooling and have started a new web site to focus extensively on education and the warning signals www.americaseducationwatch.org.  I haven’t decided if I will create a blog page for that and leave this one or not.

The following blog writing is not mine and this teacher is being harassed by legal eagles from PARCC. Posted by a teacher, I want readers to know that not all the remaining teachers are “change agents”, but loyal teachers who truly want the best for our children. Parents, about the only way we are going to fix this monster of education is by getting rid of the elected’s who got us here at the voting poll’s  and by getting them in their wallets and home school your children. At the very least keep them home on test days.

I Am So Much More Than A Test!

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THE PARCC TEST EXPOSED [excerpts deleted under legal threat from PARCC]

by celiaoyer in standardized testing – The author of this blog posting is a

public school teacher who will remain anonymous.

I will not reveal my district or my role due to the intense legal ramifications for exercising my Constitutional First Amendment rights in a public forum. I was compelled to sign a security form that stated I would not be “Revealing or discussing passages or test items with anyone, including students and school staff, through verbal exchange, email, social media, or any other form of communication” as this would be considered a “Security Breach.” In response to this demand, I can only ask—whom are we protecting?

There are layers of not-so-subtle issues that need to be aired as a result of national and state testing policies that are dominating children’s lives in America. As any well prepared educator knows, curriculum planning and teaching requires knowing how you will assess your students and planning backwards from that knowledge. If teachers are unable to examine and discuss the summative assessment for their students, how can they plan their instruction? Yet, that very question assumes that this test is something worth planning for. The fact is that schools that try to plan their curriculum exclusively to prepare students for this test are ignoring the body of educational research that tells us how children learn, and how to create developmentally appropriate activities to engage students in the act of learning. This article will attempt to provide evidence for these claims as a snapshot of what is happening as a result of current policies.

The PARCC test is developmentally inappropriate

In order to discuss the claim that the PARCC test is “developmentally inappropriate,” examine three of the most recent PARCC 4th grade items.

A book leveling system, designed by Fountas and Pinnell, was made “more rigorous” in order to match the Common Core State Standards. These newly updated benchmarks state that 4th Graders should be reading at a Level S by the end of the year in order to be considered reading “on grade level.” [Celia’s note: I do not endorse leveling books or readers, nor do I think it appropriate that all 9 year olds should be reading a Level S book to be thought of as making good progress.]

The PARCC, which is supposedly a test of the Common Core State Standards, appears to have taken liberties with regard to grade level texts. For example, on the Spring 2016 PARCC for 4th Graders, students were expected to read an excerpt from[deleted under legal threat by Parcc] According to Scholastic, this text is at an interest level for Grades 9-12, and at a 7th Grade reading level. The Lexile measure is 1020L, which is most often found in texts that are written for middle school, and according to Scholastic’s own conversion chartwould be equivalent to a 6th grade benchmark around W, X, or Y (using the same Fountas and Pinnell scale).

Even by the reform movement’s own standards, according toMetaMetrics’ reference material on Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile Bands, the newly CCSS aligned “Stretch” lexile level of 1020 falls in the 6-8 grade range. This begs the question, what is the purpose of standardizing text complexity bands if testing companies do not have to adhere to them? Also, what is the purpose of a standardized test that surpasses agreed-upon lexile levels?

So, right out of the gate, 4th graders are being asked to read and respond to texts that are two grade levels above the recommended benchmark. After they struggle through difficult texts with advanced vocabulary and nuanced sentence structures, they then have to answer multiple choice questions that are, by design, intended to distract students with answers that appear to be correct except for some technicality.

Finally, students must synthesize two or three of these advanced texts and compose an original essay. The ELA portion of the PARCC takes three days, and each day includes a new essay prompt based on multiple texts. These are the prompts from the 2016 Spring PARCC exam for 4th Graders along with my analysis of why these prompts do not reflect the true intention of the Common Core State Standards.

ELA 4TH GRADE PROMPT #1 [deleted under legal threat by PARCC]

The above prompt probably attempts to assess the Common Core standard RL.4.5: “Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.”

However, the Common Core State Standards for writing do not require students to write essays comparing the text structures of different genres. The Grade 4 CCSS for writing about reading demand that students write about characters, settings, and events in literature, or that they write about how authors support their points in informational texts. Nowhere in the standards are students asked to write comparative essays on the structures of writing. The reading standards ask students to “explain” structural elements, but not in writing. There is a huge developmental leap between explaining something and writing an analytical essay about it. [Celia’s note: The entire enterprise of analyzing text structures in elementary school – a 1940’s and 50’s college English approach called “New Criticism” — is ridiculous for 9 year olds anyway.]

The PARCC does not assess what it attempts to assess

ELA 4TH GRADE PROMPT #2 [deleted under legal threat by PARCC]

It would be a stretch to say that this question assesses CCSS W.4.9.B: “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.”

In fact, this prompt assesses a student’s ability to research a topic across sources and write a research-based essay that synthesizes facts from both articles. Even CCSS W.4.7, “Conduct research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic,” does not demand that students compile information from different sources to create an essay. The closest the standards come to demanding this sort of work is in the reading standards; CCSS RI.4.9 says: “Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.” Fine. One could argue that this PARCC prompt assesses CCSS RI.4.9.

However, the fact that the texts presented for students to “use” for the essay are at a middle school reading level automatically disqualifies this essay prompt from being able to assess what it attempts to assess. (It is like trying to assess children’s math computational skills by embedding them in a word problem with words that the child cannot read.)

ELA 4TH GRADE PROMPT #3 [DELETED UNDER LEGAL THREAT BY PARCC]

Nowhere, and I mean nowhere in the Common Core State Standards is there a demand for students to read a narrative and then use the details from that text to write a new story based on a prompt. That is a new pseudo-genre called “Prose Constructed Response” by the PARCC creators, and it is 100% not aligned to the CCSS. Not to mention, why are 4th Graders being asked to write about trying out for the junior high track team? This demand defies their experiences and asks them to imagine a scenario that is well beyond their scope.

Clearly, these questions are poorly designed assessments of 4th graders CCSS learning. (We are setting aside the disagreements we have with those standards in the first place, and simply assessing the PARCC on its utility for measuring what it was intended to measure.)

Rather than debate the CCSS we instead want to expose the tragic reality of the countless public schools organizing their entire instruction around trying to raise students’ PARCC scores.

Without naming any names, I can tell you that schools are disregarding research-proven methods of literacy learning. The “wisdom” coming “down the pipeline” is that children need to be exposed to more complex texts because that is what PARCC demands of them. So children are being denied independent and guided reading time with texts of high interest and potential access and instead are handed texts that are much too hard (frustration level) all year long without ever being given the chance to grow as readers in their Zone of Proximal Development (pardon my reference to those pesky educational researchers like Vygotsky.)

So not only are students who are reading “on grade level” going to be frustrated by these so-called “complex texts,” but newcomers to the U.S. and English Language Learners and any student reading below the proficiency line will never learn the foundational skills they need, will never know the enjoyment of reading and writing from intrinsic motivation, and will, sadly, be denied the opportunity to become a critical reader and writer of media. Critical literacies are foundational for active participation in a democracy.

We can look carefully at one sample to examine the health of the entire system– such as testing a drop of water to assess the ocean. So too, we can use these three PARCC prompts to glimpse how the high stakes accountability system has deformed teaching and warped learning in many public schools across the United States.

In this sample, the system is pathetically failing a generation of children who deserve better, and when they are adults, they may not have the skills needed to engage as citizens and problem-solvers. So it is up to us, those of us who remember a better way and can imagine a way out, to make the case for stopping standardized tests like PARCC from corrupting the educational opportunities of so many of our children. Pearson Test

Carly Laying Down Reading

NOTE from Diane:  It appears and is very clear to this writer that legislators, National Governors Assoc., Council of Chief State School Officers, Public Private Partnership individuals, Education Manufacturers, Charter School Management Companies, and any and all lobbyists not named above, along with State Governors and any other unnamed are intentionally ignoring all concerns and protests from parents, teachers and others against this new education Common Core and anything that goes with it – and that they are doing it for financial gain and the deliberate indoctrination and “dumbing down of our children” and for no other reason. May each and every one of you rot you know where!

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad

PARCC – A Test No One Wants to Give but Everyone Has To Take

As PARCC Round 2 Begins

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Stealing Control of Our Children!

U.S. Government Once Again Invading Our Homes!

I wrote about this in 2012 shortly after they released the National Sexuality Education Standards (NSES) which is when we first got wind of it. Kathleen Sebelius at the time was Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and she was all for this “policy”.

It wasn’t long after the NSES standards were released we learned how sexuality was being intertwined throughout the Common Core curriculum. This link will show you how the Sexuality Standards are set up grade by grade (go to page 12).

Kathleen Sebelius was a very good Democrat but a lousy individual when it came to overseeing the welfare of the children of this country.

Recently the U.S. Department of Health in conjunction with the HHS have pushed what they believe to be their role as “Big Daddy” and have released a draft document which outlines for all the plan on how our government plans to treat the families. Families will be considered EQUAL partners with the Federal government, but on an UNEQUAL basis the government will have the right to intervene and monitor how your children are being raised at home and how they act in the classroom.

The policy statement of the recent draft states, “This policy statement is to provide recommendations from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED) on systematically engaging families in their children’s development, learning, and wellness, across early childhood and elementary education settings.

Now parents will have a set of “standards” or “Parenting Intervention” on how they are supposed to raise their children all for the sole purpose to “ensure your child’s social-emotional and behavioral needs are met.”

Does the Federal government really think so much of themselves and so little of our parents that they believe they don’t know how to raise their children? There have always been parents who might not care as the others do or who didn’t do as good as job as some, but for the most part the majority of the parents in this country have and are doing a pretty darn good job considering the numerous roadblocks which are continually placed in their way. The Federal government needs to get out of our day to day lives.

Make no mistake, this “family” intrusion starts even before your child is born. Home visits will be the rule of the day and they do not have to give you a reason for their intrusion either.

Regarding “family engagement,” the two unconstitutional bureaucracies (USDOE and HHS) openly state their joint position: families are “equal partners” in everything from children’s “development” and “education” to their “wellness across all settings.” Virtually no area of family life, including the health and “mental health” of parents, as well as a family’s “attitudes” and even its “housing,” would be free from government intrusion under the government’s Orwellian vision. Even vague notions of “family wellness,” as defined by bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., would be put under a government microscope. “Parenting interventions” will be used to ensure compliance.

If you thought we were kidding when we told you the passage of the ESSA “Every Student Succeeds Act” was not the groundwork leading to the total control of your children from cradle to grave, maybe this will make parents believers.

“It is the position of the Departments of HHS and Education that all early childhood programs and schools recognize families as equal partners in improving children’s development, learning and wellness across all settings, and over the course of their children’s developmental and educational experiences,” reads the draft policy. And it gets even more bizarre: As defined in the document, family means “all the people who play a role in a child’s life and interact with a child’s early childhood program or school.”

I have to ask the question if just because the Federal Government puts something in place (it is not even passed legislation) is it Constitutional and what will the ramifications be if we don’t open our doors to them?

Hitler's ChildrenOr is this a “feeler” to see how many parents speak out about this coming “HITLER” type intrusion into our families?

The document argues that Big Brother needs to know about essentially everything, for the supposed benefit of the child it wants to “partner” in caring for. Citing “research,” the policy statement claims that “the institutions where children learn cannot ignore family wellness if they want to fulfill their mission to prepare children for school and academic success.” In other words, every aspect of family life is now fair game under the pretext of checking “family wellness.”

While government usurpation of parental rights and responsibilities is hardly a new phenomenon, the Obama administration has pushed the agenda hard. Citing Obama’s so-called “My Brother’s Keeper” scheme, the document also touts ensuring that “children are learning across settings and that all adults who teach and care for them are strong partners with shared expectations and aligned strategies.” Thinking that Big Brother is going to align its “strategies” and “expectations” to those of parents — rather than the other way around — is naïve at best.

This part is precious:  “The “principles” underlying the agenda are spelled out explicitly, including “equal partnerships between families and professionals.” In fact, the paper calls for promoting “shared responsibility” between government “professionals” and families “for children’s healthy development, learning and wellness.” The paper also calls for “jointly” developing and monitoring goals for the children at home and the classroom, with government employees told to “engage parents as capable, competent partners.”

After all the failures and corruption we have seen our government involved in are we supposed to trust “untrained government hacks” to decide if our children are being raised properly or if they are healthy?

The world of “psychiatry” is to play a large role in this also by “ensuring with constant monitoring and communication regarding our children’s social, emotional and behavioral health. Who is going to PAY for all of this?

There are lots of “recommendations” — nudge, wink — for local governments, too. If parent “partners” are not partnering in a way approved of by Big Brother for example, local officials should “identify supports that will be offered to parents such as evidence-based parenting interventions.” By interventions, they mean exactly what you think they mean. Local arms of Big Brother should also seek out “community partners” that can “provide comprehensive services, such as health, mental health, or housing assistance to meet families’ basic needs,” the document explains.

Leading into the ESSA “Community Schools”?

I don’t know who I am angrier at – parents or these morons who have been allowed to continually screw us! Just remember as with Obama’s Executive Orders, there is nowhere in this document that states if you are a Democrat, Liberal or voted for Obama you are exempt from this tyranny.

The document calls for various government programs to visit your house. “To support ongoing relationship building with families, programs and schools and should conduct periodic home visits so that teachers and families can get to know each other and communicate about children’s goals, strengths, challenges, and progress,” the policy statement says, adding that if home visits are not possible for “all families,” other requirements should be imposed.

Schools are to now assess your “families’ needs and wants” and even to provide training for parents on how to raise their children. Indeed, every aspect of parents’ lives is in the crosshairs. “LEAs, schools and programs can support family wellbeing through school social workers, by implementing community schools models or approaches, or using family support staff and mental health consultants.”

These are the very same people that believe it is perfectly alright to take your daughter to have an abortion without telling her parents she is even pregnant.

Coalition for Community Schools.Your Obama approved COMMUNITY SCHOOLS being referred to as “parental-replacement centers” are in full swing and they intend for this to move into a massive expansion. These full service schools are set to play a key role in the broader agenda of control to include every aspect of a child’s life to include even their dentistry, nutrition and mental health.

Hum! Same initials as for the Common Core Standards!

In case you aren’t aware the ESSA also includes provisions for deploying “mental health” programs against parents and/or community members. Former Edu. Secretary Arne Duncan liked to brag that he was going to turn our children into “green” and “global” citizens with the weapon being UNESCO under the over-reaching arms of the United Nations. This even calls for government to use education as a “weapon” even calling for the government to have “some kids” 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In case you aren’t aware Florida’s first Charter/Boarding school opened in Miami/Dade in 2014 called “the Seed School of Miami”. Most of their Board of Directors are lawyers but the one I like best is Virginia Emmons, co-founder of Educate Tomorrow who graduated with a degree in “Community and Social Change” from the Univ. of Miami in 2012.

It is supposedly a college-preparatory, public boarding school which is of course tuition-free “except for our tax $$” public charter school. The SEED Foundation opened their first school 15 years ago in Washington, D.C.

Maybe it is the parents who are willing to send their children off to “boarding” schools who this policy should apply to – not to parents who are deeply involved in their children’s lives and education as a whole.

And though the Democrats are no angels, this whole ESSA was passed by and put together by REPUBLICANS with Sen. Lamar Alexander (globalist) in the lead knowing full well what they were doing – laying out their path to a global world and the New World Order.

Hey debate moderators, how about asking Jeb Bush about this. His “beloved” daddy is the first one to bring up a “New World Order” beginning with the push for Charter schools and Vouchers. Then “baby boy” Jeb carried the staff while governor to really push. Jeb Bush can say whatever he likes but research shows what a corrupt and evil family this is!

This whole document which has not been passed as law but is being treated as “POLICY”, and is very clear in stating federal bureaucrats are starting from the false assumption that Big Brother is in charge of raising children, and that parents may be called upon to help out as “partners.” It also purports to provide justification for governments to pry into every aspect of family life — an extraordinarily dangerous proposition that is a hallmark of totalitarian governments. The mindset evidenced throughout the document is beyond paternalistic and condescending to parents.

What is not clear at this point is if this “POLICY” is not followed by the local school districts what will happen to them. Take their funding away? We keep trying to tell the state governments to STOP sending the Feds any of our money and tell them to take their grants and yearly dole out and put them where the sun doesn’t shine. States would have more money than they would know what to do with.

The document remains online at the federal government’s website. It appears to have been put out during or after the fall of 2015.

I do wonder if this collaboration is also going to be checking on the families of legislators and even Obama since it seems his daughter is not immune from getting herself into fixes by being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Are these animals that are pushing this agenda against America’s families exempt?

Admittedly, a major part of the problem is that many parents have bought into the notion that they can, or even should, hand over their children to government “professionals” and “experts” to be raised, monitored, tracked, manipulated, and “developed.” But Big Brother has certainly played a giant role in encouraging that dangerous idea, most recently illustrated in the policy statement referring to families as “equal partners” in child rearing.

Maybe this will help parents understand this is no joke!

Though this publication is focused on Head Start it is still parental intrusion through “Parental Intervention”.

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Charter/Choice/Corruption and Egos = Gulen

 Gulen Trap Expands

Even the famous Marxist theoretician Antonio Gramsci was a deep opponent of “progressive” educational methods. He wrote: “The most paradoxical aspect is that this new type of school is advocated as being democratic, while in fact it is destined not merely to perpetuate social differences, but to crystallize them.” He rightly saw that “progressive” methods were of no help to the poor – only intensified it!

Lack of oversight and filling the wallets of legislators by Charter School Management companies is one of the biggest problems in our country today.  I should say after the unlawful intrusion of the Federal government into our children’s education however, this is a path to the Federal government’s total takeover of our education system. Along the way corruption is more the rule than the exception and one of the reasons Charter schools are failing.

One of our biggest dangers to the sovereignty of this country and the protection of our children is the Gulen Charter School system. The American Foreign Policy Council has stated:  “The Charter school experiment has resulted in the U.S. being the ONLY country in the world where the Gulen Movement has been allowed to establish their schools fully funded by the host country’s taxpayers.” Just how insane is that!

Futah 2The Gulen Movement is fantastic at advertising PR, and bestowing fake honors on their students, politicians, and local media and academia. Hizmet aka Gulen Movement will shamelessly act like satisfied American parents or students. They will lie, cajole, manipulate, bribe, blackmail, threaten, and intimidate to get their way which is to expand the Islamic movement through Gulen charter schools. If this doesn’t work they play victim and cry “islamophobia”. Beware of the Gulen propagandists and Gulen owned media outlets.

It should be noted that Turkey has transferred its alliance from Europe and the United States to Russia and Iran. It has moved toward friendship with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Syria and created a pervasive anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, and anti-America animus throughout the populace.

Just last year, the Senate introduced the The Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) bill,  S.153, introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R), Sen. Jeff Flake (R), Sen. Marco Rubio (R), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D), Sen. Chris Coons (D), and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), that would enable companies to hire an unlimited number of workers with advanced degrees from U.S. institutions in science, technology, engineering and math, which critics have said would turn some universities into diploma factories for foreign students. Currently, the first 20,000 H-1B applications for those with advanced STEM degrees are exempted.

Senators who have since signed onto S.153 are Republicans Kirk, Lee, Gardner, McCain, Heller and Ayotte with the addition of Democrat McCaskill and an Independent King. Thank the good Lord this bill has gone nowhere since January 29, 2015.

Hatch said he hoped the bill would be a gateway to “more progress” on a broader immigration bill and at the same time would increase the annual cap on H-1B visas from 65,000 to 115,000, reform student visas, “authorize employment for the dependent spouses of H-1B visas holders, and allow a grace period for foreign workers to “change jobs and not be out of status.”

It needs to be noted that 3 out of 4 Americans with STEM degrees do not hold a job in the STEM field.  It has been calculated that 100% of new hires in the tech industry could be guest workers if Congress continues to increase the number of H-1B visas, which would hold “down wages for both them and new hires and at the same time keep American jobs away from Americans.”

Someone who has found their way into using the H-1B visa program to their best interest is the Fethullah Gülen Movement (FGM).

What should be the greatest attention getters in this country in regard to Charter schools is the Gulen movement. And make no mistake, it is a movement. It is noted and proven their main goal in setting up these Charter schools around the country has been to revive and institute the Ottoman Empire here in America. At the same time, the Gulen Charter system is the largest user of the H-1B visas in this country.

Gulen Charter schools are receiving our tax dollars of which are in turn being turned over to the various Gulen foundations. Fethullah Gulen is referred to as a scholar by the media when in fact he only completed the sixth grade. According to his website he is an “authoritative mainstream Turkish Muslim scholar, thinker, author, poet, opinion leader and educational activist who supports interfaith and intercultural dialogue, science, democracy and spirituality and opposes violence and turning religion into a political ideology.”

According to U.S. Department of Labor data, as of 2012 almost one third of the applications that the Cosmos Foundation which oversees all the Gulen schools in Texas received were for positions not related to mathematics and science, such as art teachers, English teachers, history teachers, accountants, assistant principals, legal counsel, and public relations coordinators. Prior to receiving their visa status from the US, it was reported these future employees had already been accepted into Harmony Charter system when their job positions changed, and that Harmony always promotes from within.

From 2001 to August 2010 the Cosmos Foundation had filed 1,157 H1-B visa applications, and it had imported 731 employees under the H1-B visa, a higher number than all of the other providers of secondary education in the United States combined.  By 2012 the U.S. Department of Labor certified 1,197 H1-B visa applications from Cosmos.

It is to be noted that foreign-educated teachers who would like to teach in U.S. public schools (K-12th grade) must also be certified by the state where they would like to work. Be aware though that some Gulen schools operate under the assumption that just because the school has been granted a certification from the U.S. Labor Department for a certain number of teachers that that qualifies and enables them to teach without certification. Parents should ask to see the certification of all H-1B teachers no matter where they teach.

July, 2015, Turkey’s President Erdogan stated the United States fosters the Gulen movement by allowing them to be in this country. Erdoğan stated that the Gülen Movement operates over 160 charter schools in the U.S. which receives state funding. With regards to how Turkey was dealing with the Gülen Movement and its network of schools, Erdoğan said that the U.S.-based Fethullah Gülen, had “ran away” to the U.S. in 1999, and then established between 150 and 160 schools on U.S. soil.

Fethullah Gulen was forced to leave Turkey having been accused of infiltrating key institutions, including police, judiciary and bureaucracy inside Turkey and trying to take over the country.

The president said that the so-called Gülen Movement was earning huge sums of money through these networks of schools. The Turkish government accuses the Gülen Movement of infiltrating key institutions, including police, judiciary and bureaucracy inside Turkey. “The key point in [winning the] battle with them was the prep schools,” Erdoğan said. “They earned around a billion Turkish liras [around $386 million] from such prep schools. We have shut them down and it was handled,” he added.

Gates MonsterWould it surprise you to know that “not really such a nice guy to our children”, Bill Gates through his Gates Foundation and the Texas High School Project in 2007 shelled out $10,550,000 to the Gulen’s Cosmos Foundation? It certainly doesn’t surprise me since Gates through his foundation has funded everything evil in regard to our children for years – especially through education (CCSS).

The Internal Revenue Service Form 990 for Cosmos shows that as of 2010 the Cosmos Foundation received $41,570,721 from taxpayers. These Gulen schools around the country are also eligible for Title I funds.

An audit done of the Harmony Charter school system and the Cosmos Foundation which was released in July 2012 was done by the TEA and announced that $186,197 in federal grant funds intended to improve education of low income and disabled children was misspent, with 34% of examined expenses being misspent, or 16.1% of the total expenses associated with the grants being misspent. The TEA deemed this “unallowable.” The TEA found that, on one occasion, a campus not eligible for Title I funds received Title I funds. In another, grant funds were used to cover payroll costs, a manner not allowed.

What did the TEA do about it?  There is no documentation to be found that shows the Cosmos Foundation and/or Harmony Charter school system was ever required to pay the Federal government back the misspent funds.

Now it has come to our attention Congress has been taking Gulen funded vacations to Turkey and not all of this activity is being properly documented. Surprised? I’m not!

The teachers, men and women, are allowed to begin teaching immediately (certification?) and these teachers are expected to give back to the school 30-40% of their salary. This money is placed into a secret fund which is used for the Gulen movement.

Gulen Charter schools are the largest charter network in the country and recently red flags have been raised by the FBI. They now have decided to investigate for immigration fraud as well as a misuse of taxpayer $$.  Remember these students are receiving taxpayer dollars as in any other Charter school, but the teachers are having to give back a large portion of their salaries which goes into a secret Gulen movement fund and these funds are taxpayer funds.

Gulen powers to be admit most of the Gulen schools claim to be STEM schools and that is the reason they need to use Turkish teachers. Critics also find it hard to believe that qualified American teachers in math and science are hard to find. One would hope though that American teachers are smart enough to stay away from the likes of Fethullah and his cult.

A former president of the parent’s group at the Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School, Ruth Hocker started asking questions when popular, certified American teachers were replaced by uncertified Turkish men who often spoke limited English and were paid higher salaries. Most were placed in math and science classes.

I had previously reported on this blog about school parents describing how uncertified teachers on H-1B visas were moved from one charter school to another when their “emergency” teaching credentials expired and they told of a pattern of sudden turnovers of Turkish business managers, administrators, and board members. They always know how to play the system!

According to one U.S. government document, Gülenist’s use their school worldwide network (including dozens of schools in the U.S.) to cherry-pick students they think are susceptible to being molded as proselytizers and we have steadily heard reports about how the schools indoctrinate boarding students.”

The movement targets youth in the eighth through twelfth grades, mentor and indoctrinate them in the ışıkevi (Illuminated),  educate them in the Fethullah schools, and prepare them for future careers in legal, political, and educational professions in order to create the ruling classes of the future Islamist, Turkish state.”

Even more telling is a comment from Nurettin Veren, Gulen’s right hand man for 35 years who said: “These schools are like shop windows. Recruitment and Islamization are carried out through night classes.

Additionally, many of these students take 10-day summer trips to Turkey and you have to wonder where the heads of their parents are – even as to why they would place their child in an Islamic school. One teacher reported her class won a free cultural trip to Turkey through an art contest sponsored by a Gülen organization called the Atlantic Institute. They openly admit some of the founders and donors of the Institute are inspired by the values of the Hizmet Movement (Turkish for ‘service’) also called Gulen Movement.

Atlantic Institute tells you that the Hizmet Movement is a values-driven social movement and philosophy that advances interfaith dialogue, education and community service as tools to build a better and more harmonious society. The movement was inspired by the philosophy and teachings of Fethullah Gulen.

Teachers reported they were taken on a 10-day death march through Turkey and then after having been deprived of food the Gülenist’s hosts brought us to a building called the Journalist and Writer’s “light house” which was a compound. This is where we got the cult spiel for 2 hours. The speaker told us, ‘Fethullah Gülen, he is the imam that sheds light on the dark waters of our time,'” said the teacher.

“This trip was not about a moderate message of interfaith dialogue or Turkish culture. The whole purpose was to promote the imam Fethullah Gülen,” said the teacher.

The Gülen movement is a transnational religious and social movement led by Turkish Islamic scholar and preacher Fethullah Gülen. The movement has no official name but it is usually referred to as Hizmet (“the Service”) by its followers and as Cemaat (“the Community/Assembly”) by the broader public in Turkey.

Futhullah Gulen Graham FullerAt the same time, the U.S. government is allowing Fethullah Gülen to live in exile from his own country hidden away from the public eye in Saylorsburg, PA. Why do you suppose this is? Would it catch your eye if I tell you that the CIA was responsible for giving Gulen his hiding place from his own country? Under the excuse of “for health reasons”, truth be known Gulen’s health problem is diabetes and can be taken care of in almost any country.

Where is the U.S. State Department in all this?  Another case of the U.S. thinking they know who the leader of a country should be? Approval has to come through them for international education programs to be in this country. Is the State Department aware of what is happening or is this just part of more of the same with a dabble of corruption?

The Gülen movement’s ultimate goal is to open charter schools in the U.S., to funnel U.S. tax dollars back into the Gülen movement in Turkey. They skim just enough off the public taxpayers from these charter schools so it won’t look suspicious.”

Additionally, our government is providing opportunities to the Gulen movement because the US government has failed to deal with radical Islam. The US government is under the impression that the FGM is the answer for moderate Islam since Gulen pretends to promote dialog among the faiths.

This is a fatal mistake because in Islam, there is no dialog, there is no moderation. The Qur’an states and Muslims believe that every human being needs to convert to Islam sooner or later, otherwise, they all deserve to die. This is not a joke, nor a foolish statement. This is what all kids who receive Qur’an training before they reach the age of 12 believe.

As Gulen Schools slowly but surely move forward in their operations in the US, the main idea is to bring up more graduates of FGM who may in the future become the leaders of the US. Fethullah Gulen’s next school, The Harmony School of Political Science in Austin TX, being built is just a clue to prove my point.

Last year, FBI agents carried out raids to 19 Gulen Charter schools in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio as part of an “ongoing white-collar crime matter.”  The lack of transparency linked to these schools and the Gulen movement should be of major concern to all Americans especially those who have their children in these schools. Of major concern with all Gulen schools is the financial flow of taxpayer dollars and the lack of oversight and transparency.

The way they are using our taxpayer $$, the hierarchy, their pursuit of buying political influence leave enough reason in the minds of reasonable people that these Charter schools need to be closed down. Tax payers are actually being forced without their knowledge to support this Islamic movement within our own borders. Is there something more insidious going on here?

The use of the Islamic practice of taqiyya or “deception” to mask the true nature of the schools has been upheld by Gulen himself. In 1999 Turkish television aired footage of Fethullah Gülen delivering “sermons” which revealed his plan to implement Sharia in America:

  • You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 in Syria … like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it … You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey … Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is in confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence … trusting your loyalty and secrecy. I know that when you leave here—just as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and the feelings that I expressed here.”

America – wake up!

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CIA Supporting the Islamic Indoctrination of Our Children

“Is it not a crime to take a perfectly healthy, normal human child, train him or her up as an animal, destroy the special intellectual gifts which God gave that human being, so that he or she will live the life of a stunted mental cripple, unable to enjoy a good book, a philosophical conversation, or a sense of what it means to be a child of God?                                               Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld 2002

Our Children Do Become What They Are Taught! This is why it is so important to pay attention to what is being FED to our children and who is behind it.

OBUMMER3A declassified US intelligence report from the Pentagon that was released earlier this year, reveals that Western support for Syria’s rebels aided and abetted the rise of the ‘Islamic State’. The report included high-level confirmation that the US-led strategy in Syria contributed directly to the rise of the Islamic State (IS).

The document shows that in coordination with the Gulf states and Turkey, the West intentionally sponsored violent Islamist groups to destabilize Assad, and that these “supporting powers” desired the emergence of a “Salafist Principality” in Syria to “isolate the Syrian regime.”

We have not been given a choice in this war – Assad or ISIS!

Despite anticipating that Western, Gulf state and Turkish support for the “Syrian opposition” — which included al-Qaeda in Iraq — could lead to the emergence of an ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the document provides no indication of any decision to reverse the policy of support to the Syrian rebels.

Among the batch of documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, released earlier this week, a US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document then classified as “secret,” is dated 12th August 2012.

Some outlets have reported the US intelligence community’s internal prediction of the rise of ISIS. Yet none have accurately acknowledged the disturbing details exposing how the West knowingly fostered a sectarian, al-Qaeda-driven rebellion in Syria.

Noting that “the Salafist”, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI al-Qaeda in Iraq are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria,” the document states that “the West, Gulf countries, and Turkey support the opposition,” while Russia, China and Iran “support the Assad regime.”

In a section titled ‘The Future Assumptions of the Crisis,’ the DIA report predicts that while Assad’s regime will survive, retaining control over Syrian territory, the crisis will continue to escalate “into proxy war.”

The document also recommends the creation of “safe havens under international sheltering, similar to what transpired in Libya when Benghazi was chosen as the command center for the temporary government.”

According to Brad Hoff, a former US Marine who served during the early years of the Iraq War and as a 9/11 first responder at the Marine Corps Headquarters Battalion in Quantico from 2000 to 2004, the just released Pentagon report for the first time provides stunning affirmation that: “US intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a US strategic asset.”

In the past several weeks 2,000 fighters, 250 vehicles and hundreds of tons of ammo has been sent from Turkey to Islamic terrorists in Syria giving Britain cause to enter the war. US  Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s warning to the American people about the Obama regimes actions said: “Russia’s installation of their anti-aircraft missile-defense system increases that possibility of — whether it’s intentional or even an accidental event — where one side may shoot down the other side’s plane, and that’s really where the potential is for this devastating nuclear war.”

Russian Death PlaneNow Putin has ordered Russia’s Ilyushin-80 giant command and control aircraft designated for use during nuclear war (otherwise known as the “Doomsday plane”) to prepare for worldwide war operations within a fortnight after military intelligence analysts discovered a “beyond staggering” plot by United States and Turkish government factions to bring down Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan and replace him with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) “designated figurehead” Fethullah Gulen—while at the same time utilizing Islamic State terrorists as “leverage”.

 

As if this information is not enough, another recently released document shows how the CIA is attempting to control the flip of the Turkish government and the Middle East oil while supporting Fethullah Gulen and his Charter schools here in America.

Futah 2The CIA with full knowledge of who and what Gulen is and the purpose of those schools is in supporting their attempt to rule over Turkey while the Gulen goal is to re-instate the Ottoman Empire while indoctrinating American children to build up their numbers.

“CIA’s Graham Fuller: One of the early advocates of using Muslim Brotherhood & Gülen Cemaat to advance US foreign policy.”

WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS AND THE INDOCTRINATION OF OUR CHILDREN!

What is wrong with our parents that they put their children into schools they know nothing about the leaders except it is a “Charter” school. With charters failing at an amazing rate, you would think they would think twice about putting their children in these schools. But, no…..

So what does Putin ordering his Ilyushin-80 giant command and control aircraft designated for use during nuclear war as the “Doomsday plane” to prepare for worldwide war operations have to do with Turkish Gulen Charter schools?

Military intelligence analysts discovered a “beyond staggering” plot by United States and Turkish government factions to bring down Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan and replace him with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) “designated figurehead” Fethullah Gulen—while at the same time utilizing Islamic State terrorists as “leverage”.

This plot to overthrow the current government of Turkey by the CIA was first started in 2008 by the US military-intelligence establishment supported think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI) whose board members are a “who’s who” of American military connected individuals, including former US Vice President Richard Cheney, and whose research papers advocated the United States creating what they call a “moderate Muslim” majority in the Middle East to battle Islamic extremists and whose target nation for this action was Turkey.

Aiding the CIA in this goal is of course none other than the leader of the Gulen Charter schools who has been hiding in the Pocono Mountains since 1999 – Fethullah Gulen. The CIA will tell you he came here for “health reasons” but in truth he ran from his government and went into exile when he was accused of attempting to undermine Turkey’s secular regime in order to institute an Islamic state. He obtained his long time visa with the help of former CIA officials.

2015 – Gulen also recently ran afoul again of Turkey’s president, Recip Erdogan. Erdogan accused Gulenists of operating a “parallel state,” and he reportedly lobbied President Obama last month to extradite Gulen back to Turkey. With the current CIA information, we know that is NOT going to happen.

These schools first started appearing the same year Gulen first appeared in 1999 with 17 of the original 165 schools no longer open. Currently, there are 148 Gulen Charter schools operating in the U.S. in 27 different states.  Texas (48) and Ohio (17) have the most schools with California and Florida following with 12 and 11 schools respectfully.

Under the leadership of Sheik Mohammad Fethullah Gülen the goal has always been to re-instate the Ottoman Empire by indoctrinating and recruiting American children, especially high school age, to follow their agenda.

In 2013 there was a split between Turkey’s Sunni Muslim Brotherhood Islamist leader, Premier Erdogan and Fethullah Gülen, after Erdogan banned non-state run preparatory schools. Both have the same goal of restoring the Ottoman Empire.

The FBI who has done several investigations of these schools across the country, has resisted in granting permanent residency to Gulen and according to secret leaked cables, parts of the American government have long believed that Gülen “is a ‘radical Islamist’ whose moderate message cloaks a more sinister and radical agenda.”

After years of investigating him the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, due to his guardian angels in the State Department and the CIA, are prevented from bringing an indictment against him, so they try to kick him out of the US. But once again Gulen’s CIA angels step in and portray Gulen as a scholar, despite the fact that Gulen doesn’t even have a high-school diploma and never went beyond the 5th grade.

Ohio state audits of these schools found thousands of public dollars “illegally expended” to finance the U.S. citizenship process for Turkish employees — some fresh out of college with no classroom experience and broken English. Employees are forced to give back a portion of each paycheck to fund the Foundation. – TY CIA!

AND YET GULEN IS ALLOWED TO OBTAIN MILLIONS IN TAXPAYER $$ WITH THE PRIMARY GOAL OF INDOCTRINATING OUR CHILDREN INTO ISLAM!

This report shows that shortly after the CIA got Gulen into the U.S., President Erdogan established in Turkey the Justice and Development Party in 2001 using a moderate Muslim platform to create change throughout the entire Middle East using part of Gulen’s massive wealth estimated to be between $22-50 billion.

Gulen also owns and operates over three hundred Madrasas around the world, including Pakistan, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. While Gulen’s suspicious and secretive Madrasas have been shut down and or restrained in countries such as Russia, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, based on these governments’ justified suspicions that his schools had more than just education on their agendas, his rapidly and secretively expanding charter school empire here in the US has gone quite unnoticed and unacknowledged by legislators – however the CIA is well aware of what is happening.

The Gulen schools are one of the largest users of the H-1B visa program bringing in teachers from Turkey claiming America does not have intelligent enough teachers in math and science to teach our students.

Collectively this is called the Gulen “Movement” and a large share of the schools are over seen by their own “for-profit” management company Charter Educational Services & Resources formerly Grace Institute for Educational Research and Resources .

The CIA coming up with this less than brilliant idea, believed they could use Gulen and abuse the religion in America as a cover to advance their design of global control. This dual arrangement was then brokered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton between Erdogan and Gulen factions in Turkey to split the illegal oil wealth captured by Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria—and which Hillary Clinton has been paid by Gulen, to both her families foundation and presidential campaign, an estimated $1 million.

To help support its diverse interests, Gulen movement supporters in the U.S. have in recent years begun to donate heavily to numerous political campaigns. Gulenists have also paid for hundreds of Turkish “cultural” trips for members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle.

In 2013, Prime Minister Erdogan discovered the CIA-Gulen plot against himself and Turkey which he publically labeled as an “international conspiracy” vowing revenge on Gulen and threatening Francis Ricciardone, the US ambassador to Turkey, with expulsion.

Fearing their “moderate Muslim” project would be destroyed, the CIA then transferred out of Turkey “selected” military and intelligence officers, before Erdogan could arrest them, to Iraq—and where on 8 April 2013 they declared themselves to be the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS/Daesh/Islamic State).

So where does this leave our children with essentially stupid people (CIA) who believed they could use GULEN and they could abuse religion as a cover to advance their design for global control. Gulen has his own agenda and they are not the same.

December 1, 2015 Obama announced they were sending more American troops to Iraq to protect their Islamic State allies – BUT – Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, said they were not welcome and their powerful Shiite militia leaders vowed to kill the moment they set foot on Iraqi soil.

So what can we see as our Muslim president’s goal? We have evidence that over 14K Islamic refugees have vanished from Sweden, but in fact have been transported to the U.S. More than 100 radical Islamic charter schools owned and operated by “King of Madrasas” Gulen in the United States set up by the brainchild of the CIA, a maze of dubious NGO’s—including George Soros’ Center for American Progress NGO which joined with Gulen, and which after this “beyond staggering” plot was discovered this past week caused Putin to label George Soros as threat to national security.

For a clearer picture America, these 14K refugees are to be placed in regions occupied by the Gulen Charter schools. Did our various state governors know of this plot? Why would our legislator’s support this use of our children to Muslim indoctrination?

Information in part came from http://www.americaismyname.org/gulen-charter-schools.html  http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/ and www.boilingfrogspost.com and original documents linked.

“Oh What A Web We Weave When We First Practice To Deceive”

IMPEACH OBAMA – Constitutional Accountability Coalition

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Do We Protect Our Children Or Sexual Deviates? Part 7

Over the past four or so years, Americans have been witness to vicious media assaults on any group or business that goes against the politically-incorrect position on same sex-marriage and the gay agenda. Chick- Fil-A and Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson immediately come to mind; however, there have been other instances of state intervention against private businesses refusing to sell wedding cakes to same-sex couples as well. To put it simply, there is an obvious effort on the part of the left to demonize anyone who disagrees with the homosexual agenda and the argument being used is that disagreement with their ideals equates to hatred and bigotry.

Now we know the left loyal Supreme Court agrees with them and have tainted the

Constitution with their ruling using the Fourteenth Amendment Section I “no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United State”. Hum? What about our rights?

Did they even look at the LGBT push within the walls of our public schools? Of course not! Everything federal and state governments are pushing and supporting regarding the education of our children in the year 2015 should be considered CHILD ABUSE.

Outside of the fact a large part of the country’s population believe the president is gay and that he has a man-wife, have you even thought about why the huge push for the GAY issue no matter what form it takes. No I am sure you haven’t because most hetero-sexual individuals unless they themselves are deviates of another sort, don’t publicize what they do in their bedroom and they certainly are not focused on teaching any kind of sex to our young children in school.
So where is this coming from? In Part 6 of this series I presented parts of the 45 Declared Goals of the Communist Manifesto – let me give them to you again:

 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, and 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.”
 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.

Are you aware as the battle against political correctness and the gay agenda continues, it should be noted that this is a fight that is occurring on a global scale as well. The New American is reporting on a story from Italy where the media has been exposed as forcing journalists to report on the gay lifestyle in a positive light or perhaps face consequences as harsh as jail time. What is most significant about this development is the fact that these mandates are coming from the superior European Union governing structure; they are being forced onto Italy’s government from a U.N. type global governing body.

This is no different than efforts made by Holder and the DOJ in 2013 to force acceptance of the gay life style in the American work place. A large number of Americans are “O.K.” with people being gay (myself included), as long as they don’t have it shoved down their throats, or as long as their sexual exploits stay where they should be, in their private lives. Holder and I am sure the president thought this wasn’t fair enough and that they needed to go one step further, stating if a straight person failed to make positive comments about a gay person’s lifestyle it was “discrimination”.

For me and this includes the president, Supreme Court and anyone else that is following the directive of the 45 Goals of the Communist Manifesto are just that – COMMUNISTS! Especially when they are using it to indoctrinate OUR children.
It is also following the United Nations directive to limit the growth of the world’s population. But then the U.N. is working under the 45 Goals too.

This is just another move as with the race issue to cause divide among Americans. By promoting homosexuality as normal, human beings are turned against one another in regard to their existence and procreation. It is self-destructive because if enough people are encouraged to be gay the growth of the human population will be limited.
One of the truths where the U.N. has been exposed regarding Agenda 21 is in their using abortion and family planning to achieve such ends.

Whatever is happening here, the left knew the homosexual agenda would tear America apart and at the same time reach their goals. Again I would like to state that the teaching of any LGBT or other sexual practices to our minor children in the schools is nothing less than CHILD ABUSE.

In #26 of the GOALS, by “Presenting homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy” you are also breaking down America’s Christian heritage and traditional morality.

Sexuality StandardsI want to remind you that we have in place the National Sexuality Education Standards which are aligned with the Common Core. There are parents still out there that are not aware these standards exist. It is one thing to teach our children about the basics of sexual health once they reach high school but to present to our children in grade K-8 information such as “you might be gay and not know it”; how to use a condom; what fisting is and supply materials to perform the act is CHILD ABUSE – AND – the schools are not required to ask the parent’s permission. But then how can the parent’s fight anything such as this in their schools if they are not even aware?

Remember: Common Core teaches students it is not fair for some students to highly achieve beyond the ability of their fellow students—it is about teaching students that everyone should achieve equally and collectively together, resulting in that students’ progress in learning at the lowest possible common denominator so no one is left behind. Again – communism.

I remember a video I watched by one of the instructors for teachers on the Common Core Math explaining yes the Math is different, but our goal is not that they get the answer right, but the how and why they got to the answer they have”. It is a “dumbing down” process. What good is it to know how to do Math or even how you got the answer if the answer is not right?

Our children were once taught how the Founding Fathers religious beliefs provided the foundation on which the Republic was founded on; the value of US Constitution, Bill of Rights and each Amendment. They no longer teach the value of individual rights or religious freedom.

“They” want that time taken up by the teaching of inappropriate sexual education courses for students K-12. This includes teaching inappropriate sexuality skills, that shouldn’t even be taught in college. Things such as beastality and chocking your partner during intercourse are not something the schools should be assuming to teach our children. Child psychologists are reporting children are not mentally equipped to understand detailed sexual indoctrination starting in kindergarten and that they are being indoctrinated in sexual practices that they should never be exposed to. Students are tested on their understanding of sex issues every year for the 12 years they are school, and the views for each student on sex issues are being tested, recorded, and retained by Washington bureaucrats.

There is a heavy socio political content of sex throughout the Common Core curriculum being taught in every grade especially in the English Language Arts and Math along with them being taught there is a sameness of gender, there is no longer simply boys and girls according to Common Core. Teachers are not trained to be teaching sex education so they are just following the curriculum as it is laid out. Parents are also being told they will NOT have the option of “opting” their child out of these classes as with the testing.

I previously wrote about how some of our SCHOOLS around the country have now taken on the agenda to not only teach our children Sex Education, but some states have and are teaching them about the LGBT life style. Fairfax County in Virginia has decided to include in the school curriculum lessons on sexual identity – no boys are 100% boys and no girls are 100% girls. They are free to determine what sex they are. So in actuality no matter what sex they are born, the school system is telling them they have the right at any age to choose what gender they want to be. And even those who have no “sexual confusion” are not ever completely one or the other because we are never 100 percent anything.

“Individual identity will also be described as having four parts – biological gender, gender identity (includes transgender), gender role, and sexual orientation (includes heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual).”

Oregon’s Dept. of Education has been supporting sex conferences for the past 20 years using taxpayer money which is meant to support sex education. However, now they are intending to endorse XXX-rated sex material such as Cyber and Phone Sex or perform sex acts while Skyping, Learning that “Dry Humping Saves Lives” and that “Meth is used for millions of reasons – to have lots of sex with lots of partners for long periods”. Learning how a condom is donned and how to make a dental dam. Those as young as 11 years old will gain the new instructions.

Keep in mind Oregon’s Dept. of Ed partners with Planned Parenthood as do most of the state Ed departments. Where the heck are the parents???

To remind America’s parents, included in the new National Sexuality Education Standards beginning in Kindergarten, they are going to begin teaching them about having 2 mommies or 2 daddies rather than a Mom and Dad.

Recently parents in Fairfax County confronted the school board members accusing them of “recommending” the “opt out” provision be removed from the county rules. Totally ignoring the parents wishes the board went on to approve the controversial changes in the curriculum with a vote of 10-2.

After learning to define heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and gender identity in seventh grade, students in eighth grade will delve deeper into “individual identity.”

The eighth grade curriculum says individual identity will be described “as having four parts – biological gender, gender identity (includes transgender), gender role, and sexual orientation (including heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual).” In ninth grade, students will be taught that “sexuality evolves from infancy to old age.” By tenth grade, “Sexual orientation and gender identity terms will be discussed with focus on appreciation for individual differences.”
This should frighten the heck out of parents. School districts around the country are so intent on teaching about homosexuality except it is not specifically mandated by legislatures. At best they allowing societal norms to trump biology and at worse they are seeking to destroy the family through the teaching of lies.

As of February, 2015 you can go here to find the “State Policies on Sex Education in Schools” and it certainly does not match what is being taught. Most states do currently allow for parents to “Opt Out” their children from sex Ed.
So where is this coming from? The United Nations believes that by emphasizing rights and gender issues, these programs help reduce gender-based violence and bullying, promote safe schools, empower young people to advocate for their own rights, and advance gender equality.

GLSEN

GLSEN

Let’s remember it is the Federal government that has chosen to focus on Gay bullying and not bullying issues as a whole. This stemmed from Obama hiring Kevin Jennings as the very first “Safe School Czar who is himself a “flaming” gay male activist and the founder of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) which is the nation’s largest homosexual advocacy group focused entirely on reaching public school students as young as kindergarten age.
You should also know some of the financial supporters of GLSEN: AT&T, Merck, Citi, Google, Target, Mattel, IBM, Disney-ABC Television Group, Wells Fargo, Wal-Mart and Goldman Sachs.

The LGBT movement through our schools accelerated at a tremendous speed with Jennings in D.C. As the Executive Director of GLSEN, Jennings wrote the foreword to a book called Queering Elementary Education. Chapter titles include, “Locating a Place for Gay and Lesbian Themes in Elementary …” and “‘It’s Okay to be Gay’: Interrupting Straight Thinking in the English Classroom.”

Jennings admitted his objective was to use GLSEN to get messages into the public schools that would counter what he considered to be “homophobic” messages children received from families and churches.

Many in America are not aware that Associate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was the “first gay justice” for writing Wednesday’s majority opinion in the Defense of Marriage Act case, after already writing the opinion in two other homosexual rights cases.

It is interesting to note how quickly things change in this country. In 2009, 53 Republican members of Congress demanded that President Obama fire Jennings writing that he was unfit for the job thanks to his playing “an integral role in promoting homosexuality and pushing a pro-homosexual agenda in America’s schools—an agenda that runs counter to the values that many parents desire to instill in their children.”

Now they are silent.

LGBT curriculum, tests and education to be used in the classroom can be downloaded from the internet by teachers and no one will ever know unless a student would tell their parents. Once again it is imperative you talk to your children and ask questions. Go back to the family sitting around the table for at least one meal a day.

In Jun, 2014, David Carter wrote an opinion piece for Time supporting the inclusion of gay rights in school textbooks and curriculum.

Maybe they should contact Tufts University in Boston, Mass. As far back as 2000, they supported a GLSEN conference at the university which was fully supported by the Mass. Dept. of Education under the Safe Schools Program and the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth.

My point in all this – we have never pointedly taught marriage between a man and a woman in the schools – those teaching came from their homes. And there point as one of those 45 Goals is #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.”- Conquer and divide – families, friends, neighbors and Americans as a whole.

Kevin Jennings Day of SilenceLast spring several of the schools in my state participated in “Day of Silence”, – a Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) annual day of action to spread awareness about the effects of the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and their supporters.

I have 2 problems with this event:

  • Why are we once again focusing only on Gay bullying and not bullying in general?
  • There is no particular age of which this is directed at and you have GLSEN members going into the schools with their so called instructions.

I posted this information last spring on my Common Core Facebook page and had one guy you slammed me all over the place stating that by posting this information it was proof I was using Common Core to promote my gay homophobic agenda. What is it with this 3% of the country’s population that they are so nasty and ugly? And there is no talking to them rationally.

By the way – I never voiced any opinion about this event one way or the other – only reported it was happening and what it was.

And to all of you who choose to call out against anyone who speaks against the teaching to our of children LGBT or other sexual practices I refer you to Voltaire. –

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”