0292_Corruption at the Highest Levels of the FBI and DOJ _ by Donna Garner _ The mainstream media is censoring out what doesn’t fit their narrative _ as do the public schools _ Tweet all members of Congress #ReleasetheMemo

Donna Jack
January 19, 2018/updated January 20, 2018 7:20 PM

Censorship and distortion of truth in K-12 schools …

The foundation for the political illiteracy in our country begins in the public schools, but it continues to be spread in our colleges and universities — and through the mainstream media and Hollywood.

Why are they focusing on “government shutdown” rather than real news?
We are in the midst of an attempted coup
(illegal seizure of power from a government).

Light is being shed on an excessive amount of corruption at high places in our government. At the same time, there is a total blackout of the truth in the mainstream media and among all those in compliance.

The “shut down” is a diversion.  This year the proposed budget has everything the democrats want except chain migration.  And they don’t want the building of the wall (which is meant to protect our borders).

Why are democrats in Congress, the mainstream media, the schools in this country, colleges, universities and Hollywood totally ignoring the real corruption – and instead making up false accusations?

Donna Garner points out the seriousness of all this.

From the article below by Donna Garner:   “This is the type of thing that the KGB or some Third World country does – not America!”  http://www.educationviews.org/release-the-memo-corruption-at-the-highest-levels-of-the-fbi-and-doj/

[Note:  Hard evidence has been coming to light in recent weeks.  It is taking a long time for it to be revealed, because of obstruction.]

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Donna Garner’s email:

From: Donna Garner [mailto:wgarner1@hot.rr.com] Sent: Friday, January 19, 2018 7:34 AM To: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com> Subject: #RELEASE THE MEMO — CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE FBI AND DOJ — BY DONNA GARNER — 1.18.18

1.18.18 – BREAKING NEWS – CORRUPTION
AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE FBI AND DOJ – 
 By Donna Garner
http://www.educationviews.org/release-the-memo-corruption-at-the-highest-levels-of-the-fbi-and-doj/

 Tonight on Sean Hannity, it was revealed that all House members were invited to go to a secure location today to read the 4-page, declassified memo detailing the documented evidence of the abuse of FISA power by the federal government (e.g., FBI, Department of Justice). Continue reading

0291_Jan. 1, 2018_DeVos’ Speech on Education Reform_ The Good, The Bad, and the Incomplete_ Jane Robbins, Emmett McGroarty excerpts _Common Core _ ESSA

Donna Jack
January 18, 2018

Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty say U.S. Department of Education
Secretary Betsy DeVos is missing the obvious

Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty sent out an article, part of which is in this blog post.

In their article they point out that DeVos recommends making all learning individualized, with each student in front of a computer, possibly at home.

Jane and Emmett point out that:  “so-called personalized learning is actually depersonalized, computerized training rather than genuine education.

Robbins and McGroarty suggest Betsy DeVos improve education by:

(1) freeing the states from all federal mandates to the extent she can under the law; (2) working with Congress to revise ESSA to eliminate all mandates; and (3) creating a workable plan to shut down her department.”  (The U.S. Department of Education)

Editorial comment – more needs to be done: 

There also needs to be a change in the content of what is taught in schools, and how students are being taught in schools — changing from Type #2 education, and returning to Type #1 education.  [Type #1 and Type #2 education are discussed on the Home Page of this website, and in blogs:  0005, 0091, and 0247]

Teachers need to be taught to teach, rather than being trained and forced to be facilitators and baby-sitters, spying and reporting on students, parents and other teachers.

Information on ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act)

ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act) codified individual data tracking, social, emotional, behavioral and attitude standards and interventions, and a lot more:   0252, 0248, 0244, 0206, 0205, 0097

ESSA didn’t change some of what was already going on in many schools, but since it became federal law in December 2015, it has been officially forcing every school to comply.

Betsy DeVos’ American Enterprise Institute (AEI) speech linked in full

You can read here the full transcript of the speech U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave on January 16, 2018, at an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) conference, “Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.” Continue reading

0290_January 12, 2018_ Blockchain Technology and Education_ by Jane Robbins_ Truth in American Education — Parents who care should take note

Donna Jack
January 12, 2018

Parents need to begin to pay attention to what is going on within the schools of this nation — and seriously ask if it is safe to keep their children within the federal system.

It is dangerous to blindly fall for catchy phrases connected with learning.  If a parent cares about their child and their future, the parent should dig into the meanings and implications connected with:  digital learning; personal data collection connected to their child or children; easy ways to get college credit; individualized education – and a host of other current educational terms, theories and practices.  Don’t be intimidated by the fancy language — and find out what is really happening in school.

Learn about “Blockchain Technology in Education.”  An excerpt from article below:  “In education, blockchain would enable all student records from any source to be uploaded into the system and shared with authorized users as part of a life-long dossier, or ‘digital transcript.'”

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 From: Donna Garner [mailto:wgarner1@hot.rr.com]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 5:10 PM
To: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Subject: BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION – BY JANE ROBBINS –TRUTH IN AMERICAN EDUCATION- 1.12.18

1.12.18 – Truth in American Education

 https://truthinamericaneducation.com/education-reform/blockchain-technology-education/

 “Blockchain Technology and Education” — by jane robbins

Sony Corporation and Sony Global Education (SGE) recently announced development of a system to apply blockchain technology to education. Parents who are concerned about the increasing digitalization of their children’s education, about security of their private data, and about the future of education in general should take note. Continue reading

0289_ Jan 9, 2018_ Should Americans Accept the College Board’s Deformed History of Europe?–by Peter W. Wood–The Federalist_Links to related blog pieces on this site

Donna Jack
January 11, 2018

In 2013 the Advanced Placement presented a radical revision of the Framework of AP US History (APUSH).  After an outcry across the country, they claimed to have fixed the problems.  Actually they never changed anything, except some insignificant details, in the Framework.  The same tests would have to be given, and the books and resources were not changed.

At the time, Jefferson County (Colorado) School Board Member Julie Williams was treated like an idiot and censor, when she pointed out the truth about the new APUSH Framework and the accompanying course.  She wanted a citizen committee (not made up of people who had a vested interest in the school district) – to review the curriculum and report to the School Board.   Hysteria broke out, and the paid agitators began screaming “censor.”

Just like with the APUSH, the AP European History (APEH) is: “cultural Marxism, identity politics, and history as the unfolding of progressive ideals.”  — quote from the end of this article.

Find at the end of this blog links to other blog pieces about this issue.

In 2013 – 2015, the Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) Framework and course were in the spotlight – The current efforts to change AP European History are a replay of the APUSH changes that were made in 2015.

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From: Donna Garner [mailto:wgarner1@hot.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:52 PM
To: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Subject: SHOULD AMERICANS ACCEPT THE COLLEGE BOARD’S DEFORMED HISTORY OF EUROPE? — BY PETER W. WOOD, THE FEDERALIST — 1.9.18

1.9.18 – The Federalist

 “Should Americans Accept The College Board’s Deformed History of Europe?”
By Peter W. Wood, President of National Association of Scholars (NAS)
http://thefederalist.com/2018/01/09/americans-make-peace-college-boards-deformed-history-europe/

 The American Enterprise Institute’s Frederick Hess and Grant Addison writing at National Review Online give the National Association of Scholars (NAS) credit for pointing out flaws in the College Board’s Advanced Placement European History (APEH) framework. But Hess and Addison are concerned that, after the College Board responded to our critique by making changes, NAS has continued to find significant fault with APEH.

 This is familiar territory. A few years ago, NAS drew national attention to flaws in the College Board’s premiere AP framework, the one for U.S. history (APUSH). That framework had stood untouched for decades until the College Board issued a radical revision 2013. The College Board brushed off our criticisms for six months, but as pressure mounted decided in early 2015 that APUSH could stand some improvement. Continue reading

0288_January 18, 2018_Common Core standards limit Massachusetts students (and other states’ students) — by Robert Holland — Boston Herald

Donna Jack
January 6, 2018

An article below, printed in The Boston Herald, reports more sad evidence revealing that people who supported Common Core were absolutely wrong in thinking that Common Core was something good for our country.  People fell for the Common Core talking points that it was only a vague standard, and not curriculum — with a carrot of “free” money from the government.

To find other blog pieces on Common Core on this site, search above next to the Spyglass or in the Table f Contents:   “Bracken”  “Dangers of Common Core” “Standardize” or “Peg Luksik.”

A 2013 Common Core Debate

A 2013 Common Core debate is linked in blog 0089_Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference_Dabate with Larua Boggs for Common Core, and Jim Stergios against Common Core  (a transcript of the debate is in blog 0089).

An excerpt from the article below:

These standards rely on process- and skills-based ideas, which brush aside knowledge of Western and English literary traditions,” remarked one of the Pioneer analysts, Emory University English professor Mark Bauerlein.

“Instead, the new-age standards offer a heaping serving of multiculturalism, plus the preposterous notion of 21st century mathematics that renders obsolete, principles validated centuries ago. This is how the dumbing-down so beloved by social levelers proceeds.

Continue reading

0287_Team Jeb! Bigger and Stronger at U.S. Dept. of Ed_By Jane Robbins_ January 2, 2017 – also links to Bracken’s 2013 background of Common Core and more resources

Donna Jack
January 4, 2017

Common Core (centralized control of education) continues to be cemented into the fabric of education in the United States.

Two excerpts from the article below:

The latest concern is the appointment by President Trump of “Frank Brogan, a longtime Bush ally from Florida.”   “Does this move snuff out the last hope that Trump will keep his campaign promises to stop federal support of Common Core and return control over education to the states and the people?

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From: Donna Garner [mailto:wgarner1@hot.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4:09 PM
To: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Subject: TEAM JEB! BIGGER AND STRONGER AT U. S. DEPT. OF ED. — BY JANE ROBBINS — TAE – 1.2.18

1.2.18 – Truth in American Education
https://truthinamericaneducation.com/federalized-education/team-jeb-grows-stronger-u-s-department-education/

 “Team Jeb! Grows Bigger and Stronger at U.S. Department of Education”
by jane robbins

Team Jeb! grows bigger and stronger at the U.S. Department of Education (USED). The key position of assistant secretary of education for elementary and secondary education has gone to Frank Brogan, a longtime Bush ally from Florida. We don’t know who recommended Brogan, but we do know who appointed him – President Trump. Does this move snuff out the last hope that Trump will keep his campaign promises to stop federal support of Common Core and return control over education to the states and the people?

As soon as Trump appointed Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, concern surfaced about her history of supporting the one education policy that Trump railed against during the campaign: the Common Core national standards (though she backtracked, sort of, when appointed). DeVos also apparently embraced the Bush worldview on education – centralized control with benefits distributed to various corporate and other stakeholders. Her strong and longstanding ties to Team Bush include donating to and serving on the board of Jeb’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, which pushes policies such as so-called competency-based education, digital training, increased data-collection on students, and government preschool.

All of these policies were favored by the Obama education establishment as well (the only significant difference between Obama and Bush on education issues concerns school choice).  DeVos’s selection thus signaled a continuation of most policies of the last eight years.

Unsurprisingly, DeVos has now surrounded herself not with representatives of the pro-constitutionalist, anti-Common Core wing of education but with Bush acolytes such as Carlos Muniz as USED general counsel. But the USED position of most interest to parent activists throughout the country — assistant secretary for K-12 education – remained to be filled. Giving that job to a proven anti-Common Core warrior would rekindle hope for some change in USED’s trajectory. But Trump gave the job to Frank Brogan. Continue reading

0286_ “You’re nothing but a House Negro”_ [what did this term refer to?] Dec. 30, 2017 email from Derrick Wilburn, Advocate for a Free America_ links to Frederick Douglass (former slave) literacy = freedom blog posts

Donna Jack
January 2, 2017

People who are “liberals” call Derrick and his group “house Negroes” — because they are black and conservative. That is why he chose to send out this history lesson.

At the end of this blog entry are links to other blog posts on this site about:  Literacy = Freedom.

A quote from the end of Derrick Wilburn’s email below:

“Such was the lot of the “house Negro” as opposed to the “field Negro.” Now no one is claiming that being called a “house Negro” is a compliment – it isn’t.  But is being called one truly an insult or is it a display of ignorance of history by those using it?”

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From: Rocky Mtn Black Conservatives [mailto:info@rm-bc.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2017 2:18 PM
Subject: You’re nothing but a House Negro

Derrick is an advocate for a free America, and
founder of Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives (RMBC).

DERRIC~1

Picture of “field Negroes and ‘overseers.'”_from Derrick Wilburn Dec 30 2017:

Field Negroes_cropped

Where “house Negroes” lived_from Derrick Wilburn Dec. 30, 2017:

PLANTA~1
The pictures you see above depict two relatively distinct classes of people from yesteryear. On top is an actual photograph of “field Negroes.”  This particular picture was taken in Oklahoma in 1897 and shows both field Negroes and ‘overseers.’

Beneath it is a picture of the Cedar Springs plantation in Berkeley County South Carolina. Once upon a time, inside such a home, plus inside thousands others like it across the southern United States, was where “house Negroes” once worked.

It’s that latter term, “house Negroes”,  that’s the subject of this newsletter. Continue reading

0285_”A Christmas to Remember” an archived recording by Phyllis Schlafly_sent out by Phyllis Schlafly Eagles Dec 24, 2017. They included a transcript of the recording._Text of Luke 2: 1-20

Donna Jack
December 24, 2017

Today Phyllis Schlafly Eagles sent out an email that contains an archived radio broadcast of Phyllis Schlafly.  The recording of “A Christmas to Remember”  is below, followed by the contents of the email that has the transcript of the recording.

Luke 2:1-20 (referenced in the recording) can be found near the end of this blog piece.

Link to recording:
https://soundcloud.com/pseagles/december-25-a-christmas-to

From: Phyllis Schlafly Eagles [mailto:ryan=phyllisschlafly.com@mail234.suw14.mcdlv.net] On Behalf Of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles
Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2017 3:06 PM
To:
Subject: A Christmas To Remember

On this Christmas Eve, let’s take a moment to hear about an important Christmas to remember. This story from Phyllis Schlafly will remind us how precious our lives in this nation are and how much we owe to those who have defended it.

Take a listen to this wonderful piece from the Phyllis Schlafly Archives.

https://soundcloud.com/pseagles/december-25-a-christmas-to Continue reading

0284_Merry Christmas to all — and I hope people who are Jewish had a blessed Chanukkah – from Donna Jack

Donna Jack
December 23, 2017

Today I was at a Christmas brunch, and our speaker was a Jewish lady.  She shared a lovely talk about the spirit of Christmas, and then, at the request of one of the people at the luncheon, she gave us an excellent detailed history of Chanukkah.

After the Christmas season, I would like to post some of that history — and share some history of Christmas.

Now it is time for family and friends.

Merry Christmas to everyone (since the words “Merry Christmas” are words that mean: “Have a wonderful Christmas season!”).  And to my Jewish friends, and to all Jewish people, I also hope you had a Blessed and Happy Chanukkah.

 

0283_The College Board’s AP (Advanced Placement) European History — Another Politicized Curriculum Revision Means College Board Needs Competitors_Jane Robbins/Emmett McGroarty

Donna Jack
December 19, 2017

The AP (Advanced Placement) is continuing on its radical leftest road.  See other blogs on this site to read about what they did with AP US History a few years ago.

Below is an article about what they are now doing with AP European History.

People need to resist the carrot of “cheap college class credits earned in High School.”  By selfishly wanting to pay less for college credit, they are choosing to subject their own children to brain washing in Marxist/progressive theory, and supporting the dumbing down and the radicalization of their own children.

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From: Donna Garner [mailto:wgarner1@hot.rr.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:17 AM

12.19.17 – The Federalist

 “Another Politicized Curriculum Revision Means College Board Needs Competitors”
By Jane Robbins, Emmett McGroarty – American Principles Project

  http://thefederalist.com/2017/12/19/another-politicized-curriculum-revision-means-college-board-needs-competitors/

 History repeats itself. The College Board, which controls much of the curriculum in American high schools through Advanced Placement (AP) courses that can earn college credit, continues its game of leaning as far left as it can before criticism from scholars and parents pulls it back from the brink.

In our last episode, the College Board responded to the uproar over its leftist revised AP U.S. History (APUSH) framework by issuing a new framework that incorporated some of the critiques but retained much of the problematic structure. Now it’s doing the same with AP European History. Continue reading