0260_Is Jeffco committed to teaching “white guilt” in our K-12 classrooms? (by Kim Lawrence Gilmartin)_

Donna Jack
October 17, 2017

See previous blog (0259) which is a companion to this blog – about John Newkirk’s talk about his recent op-ed which has caused a rabid stir among the Left and their followers.

An October 17, 2017 post by Kim Lawrence Gilmartin

During John Newkirk’s presentation this morning, he told of an October 16, 2017 post by Kim Lawrence Gilmartin.  See Blog Post 0259 for companion piece.

Her post can be read in a printable pdf on this site, is liked here to her post, and can be read below:

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Is Jeffco committed to teaching “white guilt” in our K-12 classrooms?

Having grown up in our post-60s world, I have admired the words of Martin Luther King, who professed his “dream,” that we should all be judged by something other than the color of our skin. Specifically, MLK spoke to a group of civil rights marchers in DC: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Of course he was right, which is easy for most of us to recognize today in retrospect. Skin color should have absolutely zero bearing on the world we live in.

And so it’s worth asking another question of my fellow citizens in Jeffco Colorado: Did you know that our new Jefferson County Schools Superintendent, Jason Glass, has taken a stance that advocates Jeffco schools should teach our kids about “white privilege?” In fact, Glass believes our children need to know the “importance of examining their whiteness: It’s impossible to see the privilege and dominance associated with white racial identity without acknowledging that whiteness.” That’s verbatim from the article “Why Talk About Whiteness” which Glass recommended in a list of “educator resources” he sent to EVERY teacher in our school system. He provided these “resources” for use in our classrooms to “address” hate and racism in America. And we are paying Glass over $1,000,000 in tax dollars over the next three years for this kind of “leadership.” Most people are not aware of this; but I think you should be.

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0259_Rabid response to Newkirk’s op-ed_ Reminiscent of 2014 shenanigans by unions_ Jeffco Superintendent Glass’ arrogant disregard for rules and attempts to push additional radical left-wing curriculum_ JUST SAY NO!

Donna Jack
October 17, 2017

This morning John Newkirk (former secretary of the Jeffco Board of Education) attended the High Country Republican Club breakfast (see Blog 0254).  He said that he has had the most vile negative responses to his recent opinion editorial — more irrational and raging responses than for any other of his articles over the past 2 years.   He says he has written many controversial articles before; but he must have hit a nerve! Newkirk-Opinion-Glass-9-2017

Let the superintendent hear from you, and send in a letter to the editor of the Canyon Courier, or other papers, letting them know you appreciate John’s opinion editorialhttp://www.canyoncourier.com/content/letter-editor
2017-10-17_How to write a letter to the Canyon Courier

John Newkirk’s presentation was excellent this morning, which was no surprise.  He spoke about the arrogant disregard for rules that our Superintendent Glass has displayed.  Read Superintendent Glass’ letter.

See Blog 0257 for 2017-08 message to jeffco schs on charlottesville va on this subject and comments.  These letters were sent to all legislators, and Representative Tim Leonard forwarded the document to me.  The second letter from Superintendent Glass has his recommended Charlottesville Educator Resource Guide, for new K-12 curriculum, which went to all teachers in the school district. Continue reading

0258_Online training to equip people to learn how to combat the censorship, lies and distortions that are in our schools

Donna Jack
October 16, 2017

In Blog 0257, Tim Leonard’s letter called out our school superintendent for pushing the gross misuse of our children in Jefferson County (Colorado)  — when he introduced more radical left-wing curriculum for all our school children — starting as young as 5 years old.  The superintendent justifies this all, in the name of compassionately responding to gross inhumane violence in Charlottesville, VA.

Below may provide a central resource to learn how to combat the destruction of truth that is in happening in our schools.

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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 9:45 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: STOP THE BIAS AND INDOCTRINATION IN STUDENTS’ TEXTBOOKS — TRUTH IN TEXTBOOKS — ONLINE TRAINING PROVIDED — 10.13.17

[10.13.17 — For those people who are desperately concerned about the bias and indoctrination that are found in so many of students’ instructional materials/textbooks, I highly recommend your getting involved with  Truth in Textbooks.  Reviewers trained by TNT are making a difference throughout the country.  TNT training is done online, and a new class is being formed for January 2018. Please go to the TNT website to learn more and to sign up. Help spread the word.  – Donna Garner]

 9.18.19 – HERE IS THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT  TRUTH IN TEXTBOOKS

www.truthintextbooks.com

Truth In Textbooks &#8212; Ensuring Truth in Textbooks
Ensuring Truth in Textbooks
Truth in Textbooks Facebook

 Fighting the “PC” Police, Taking Back Our Children’s Textbooks –
Join “Truth in Textbooks”
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0257_Colorado Rep. Tim Leonard reports Jeffco School Superintendent Glass to impose new across-the-board left-wing curriculum–letters–links to new curriculum

Donna Jack
October 16, 2017

Educator Resources – downloaded 2017-10-16 from website

Colorado Representative Tim Leonard has done us a service, by alerting us to “abuse in the classroom” being expanded through “new” curriculum being imposed on all grades from K-12 — claiming to be in response to events at Charlottesville.  Our Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent justifies his unilateral imposition of the “new” curriculum, and says he is doing it because Jeffco Schools wants children to have an “authentic learning experience.”

In his September 28, 2017 letter, Superintendent Glass links to the Educator Resources for the new curriculum.   If you read through the resource guide, it is evident the children are being pushed to hate.  The curriculum and resources are from a destructive radical left-wing viewpoint.  EVERYTHING is hateful.  Teaching children to hate in the name of fighting hatred, is ridiculous.  Groups recommended as a resource, have an obvious left-wing bias that you can see on their websites – and the curriculum focuses on hate, negativity, and censorship.

You can link to the Educator Resources document, which has live links to most of the groups being used for Superintendent Glass’ new curriculum content — and examples of their curriculum plans.  Note the international, not American, emphasis on some sites.

How do children learn to be kind and loving?

Children learn to be loving and kind by witnessing love and kindness — not by being shown  negative ugliness over and over every day.  Those behind this curriculum know exactly what they are doing!  They are conditioning our children through this curriculum (and all other curriculum that is like it), to hate and to act out their hatred — beginning in kindergarten.  [Note:  they have influence in preschool and day care as well.]

Representative Leonard’s letter:

From: Timothy Leonard <tim@tim-leonard.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:45 AM
To: Tim-Campaign
Subject: Fwd: Message to Jeffco Public Schools community regarding Charlottesville, VA

To some interested Jeffco Public School folks,

The message below was sent to me on 16 August as a parent of children in Jeffco public schools from the new Superintendent Jason Glass.  It informed me that he has decided to introduce new curriculum into the Jeffco schools in all grades in order to use the events at Charlottesville for an “authentic learning experience” for the children.

Twelve days later on 28 Aug, I was sent another more detailed message as a Jefferson County Legislator explaining the significant amount of interpretive information the Superintendent’s “curriculum and instructional team has pulled together for educators” regarding the violence.  I have included this email information for you as well. Continue reading

0256_Revealing interview Sept 13, 2017: Two Security Contractors say they were pressured early 2013, to keep quiet on Benghazi — video and transcript of interview_ Links to book and movie 13 Hours, about the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack

Donna Jack
October 14, 2017/Oct. 16, 2017 update

Book and movie giving accounts of the Benghazi terrorist attack:

Book 13 Hours about the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack (2014 publication).
Movie 13 Hours about the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack (released January 15, 2016).
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SHOCKING Sept. 2017 INTERVIEW WITH 2 SECURITY CONTRACTORS
WHO WERE AWARE OF CONDITIONS BEFORE BENGHAZI ATTACK

Watch a breaking-news interview with two security contractors who were threatened by a high official in Hillary Clinton’s State Department — to remain silent after the terrorist attack on our U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.

These men have come forward, in the hope that something may be done under this presidency, to correct the errors that led to the deaths and destruction In Benghazi, just before the 2012 presidential election.

Watch the Tucker Carlson interview here:
http://video.foxnews.com/v/5574884996001/?#sp=show-clips

Contractors: We were pressured to keep quiet on Benghazi

Sep. 13, 2017 – 4:30 – Five years after the deadly Benghazi attacks, two contractors tell Fox News’ Catherine Herridge that a senior official in the Clinton State Department wanted them to keep quiet because they knew too much #Tucker

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TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW:

Tucker Carlson (Tucker Carlson tonight)         Catherine Herridge (CH)

TUCKER:  And five years after Benghazi, two security contractors are speaking out to Fox News.  They allege they were pressured to keep quiet by a senior official in the Clinton State Department.  “They knew too much,”“ they said.  Catherine Herridge has this exclusive report for us.

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CH:  Was the State Department Contract officer trying to silence you?

#Geri Torres   Oh, absolutely. Continue reading

0255_“Bill Bennett Touts Trump Has More Conservative Cabinet Than Reagan” By Dr. Susan Berry–THAT IS NOT SO

Donna Jack
October 14, 2017

Summary statement from end of article below:

“Too many of the people selected for K-12 policy can be expected to continue the trajectory launched by progressive educators a century ago and reaching new heights under Obama and his secretaries,” she [Dr. Susan Berry] asserts.… ”

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From Donna Garner:   pdf here or see below:

10.13.17 – Breitbart

 “Bill Bennett Touts Trump Has More Conservative Cabinet Than Reagan”
By Dr. Susan Berry

 http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/13/bill-bennett-touts-trump-conservative-cabinet-reagan/

 Dr. Bill Bennett, secretary of education under President Ronald Reagan, told attendees at the Values Voter Summit Friday that President Donald Trump’s Cabinet is a “more conservative cabinet” than Reagan’s Cabinet was.

Bennett – now a radio host and author – specifically named current Education Secretary Betsy DeVos “my friend … who is fighting to empower parents,” as an example of conservatism, and defended her signature policy of school choice.

However, both Bennett and DeVos have come under fire from many conservative parents throughout America for their support – mentioned or otherwise – for the Common Core standards. The movement to eradicate the federally funded and supported Common Core has been led by one of the most significant “populist” grassroots efforts in decades.

As Breitbart News reported in 2014, Bennett drew the ire of anti-Common Core parents throughout the country after penning an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that made a “conservative case for Common Core.”

 In his column, Bennett reiterated all the “talking points” of the pro-Common Core education establishment. His remarks – especially from one who served in Reagan’s Cabinet under a president who had desired to eliminate the U.S. Education Department (USED) – led to an uproar. Ultimately, Bennett admitted that public relations, lobbying, and business consulting firm DCI Group had paid him to write the column. Continue reading

0254_October 17, 2017, Come hear John Newkirk speak about his Sept. 10, 2017 opinion piece: New Jeffco Superintendent Widening the Great Divide_John is former Jeffco School Board member 2013-2015_links to other John Newkirk articles, and blogs on this site showing Jeffco School District corruption.

Donna Jack
October 9, 2017/Oct. 10, 2017

John Newkirk will be speaking October 17, 2017
at the High Country Republican Club (HCRC)

Next week, October 17, 2017, the HCRC’s special guest speaker will be John Newkirk.  He was secretary of the Jefferson County, Colorado, School Board from 2013 – 2015.

He will be speaking about his September 20, 2017 article that was published in our local newspaper.

Time, cost and location of the HCRC meeting

The breakfast meeting will be at the Lewis Barn, in Evergreen.  Cost of breakfast is $10.  We begin our meeting at 7:00 a.m., and end around 8:00 a.m., or a little later.  John will plan to stay for a few minutes to visit with people.

Location:

The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park is located at: 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road, Evergreen CO 80439.  Call Ron Lewis for information:  303 810-1071

More of John’s articles, and other supporting blogs on this website are
at the end of this blog piece.

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 Attached and below is John’s September 20, 2017 article:

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“New Jeffco Superintendent Widening the Great Divide”
by John Newkirk

 Author’s note: A number of legislators have contacted me about a suggested curriculum put forth by our new school superintendent — and I was not the only one surprised by its one-sidedness.  My resulting Opinion column appeared in the Courier newspapers on 9/20/2017:

Newly-seated Jeffco Public Schools superintendent Jason Glass certainly wasted no time in thrusting our students into the political mosh pit. Continue reading

0253_Kate Smith introduced the song “God Bless America” to the United States Nov. 11, 1939_ YouTube of her introducing the song; Kate Smith 1953 TV program; autobiography; musical and entertainment career spanning 5 decades

Donna Jack
October 1, 2017, revised 10:12 p.m. October 2, 2017

A little over a week ago, one of my sisters-in-law sent me the 1939 YouTube with Kate Smith introducing “God Bless America”.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching it in the past, and was more than happy to watch it again.  In addition to the YouTube mentioned, below there is a second YouTube, and also some information about Kate Smith and about the many years she brought entertainment to families across America.

Why was Kate Smith so popular?

Many people today say that Kate Smith was popular only because of her voice (which people loved).  They say that if people could have seen her and how over-weight she was, she would not have been popular at all.

Well, people definitely did see her — and loved her.  Not only did she have a powerful voice, and was able to sing about anything — but she was also interesting and had interesting guests.  Kate Smith had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades.

Millions of people loved her.

“Her inspiring rendition [of “God Bless America”] went on to sell millions of war bonds and even helped a hockey team in the 1970s win the Stanley Cup.” [source of this quote]

From 1950 to 1954 she had “The Kate Smith Hour,” a variety program which aired on CBS television with host Kate Smith.  Stars: Kate Smith, Bill Norvas and The Upstarts

Later in this blog piece, if you wish, you can watch a YouTube of a YouTube of a 1953 “The Kate Smith Hour” show (just under an hour long).

Here is a link to a short biography of Kate Smith, and notes. Continue reading

0252_Sept. 27, 2017_ Action Step: Child Abuse in the Classroom — a Legal Challenge to ESSA_ Send Email to President Trump–See other ESSA posts on this site

Donna Jack
September 28, 2017

From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:16 AM

“Action Step: Child Abuse in the Classroom, a Legal Challenge to ESSA”
By Donna Garner – 9.27.17

 http://www.educationviews.org/action-step-child-abuse-classroom-legal-challenge-essa-send-e-mail-pres-trump/

[Please join this effort to let Pres. Trump know how desperately concerned we are about the new ESSA (replacement for NCLB) and its codification into law of the implementation of social, emotional, and behavioral standards and interventions into our nation’s classrooms. Simply cut/copy/paste this article but add your own name and home address.  Then e-mail to Pres. Trump.  If you sincerely care about protecting children from child abuse by the government, please take action now. – Donna Garner]

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To:  The Honorable President Donald Trump, president@whitehouse.gov
From:  Donna Garner (Please put your own home address here.)
Re:  Grassroots Campaign —  Child Abuse in the Classroom, A Legal Challenge to ESSA —
http://www.childabuseintheclassroom.com/

 Date:  9.27.17

 On September 27, 2017, Citizens across the United States are going to wage an aggressive grassroots effort to stop The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 Our nationwide campaign, Child Abuse in the Classroom, A Legal Challenge to ESSA, is prepared to oppose this federal legislation. Parents and citizens across the United States are requesting an immediate injunction to stop the implementation of social, emotional, and behavioral standards and interventions that have been codified in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed and signed into law in December of 2015. Continue reading

0251_Left’s False Narrative: Trump Administration ‘Pro-Rape’ for Scrapping Obama Campus Sex Policies_by Dr. Susan Berry

Donna Jack
September 28, 2017

9.27.17 – Breitbart
“Left’s False Narrative: Trump Administration ‘Pro-Rape’ for Scrapping Obama Campus Sex Policies”
By Dr. Susan Berry
The left’s latest false narrative is that the Trump administration is “pro-rape” because the education department is scrapping former President Barack Obama’s campus sexual misconduct policies.
Democrat politicians, Hollywood elites, and feminist and LGBT advocacy groups are blasting U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s announcement last week that her department is rescinding the Obama administration’s “guidance” on sexual misconduct that turned over serious sex assault allegations to untrained “kangaroo” courts on college campuses… Continue reading