Monthly Archives: January 2016

0054_Global Schooling: The Hijacking of American Education, an article written by Patrick Wood, August 17, 2005.

Global Schooling: The Hijacking of American Education is a 15-page article that answers the question:  Why does the United States keep falling scholastically farther behind more and more countries, no matter how much money is thrown at compulsory public schooling?

Patrick Wood published this article August 17, 2005, and the last 10 years verify all that he wrote.

Hijack: To seize control of (a moving vehicle) by use of force, especially in order to reach an alternate destination.

This issue demonstrates the virtual takeover, or hijacking, of American education by the same global elite who have already been noted in other issues of The August Review. The time period for this hijacking is roughly the same as the economic plundering of America detailed in For Sale: The United States of America — it started roughly in 1973, and is still in progress today.

The success of globalism rides on the back of manipulating the minds of students to reflect patterns of global dogma. These students may be academically inferior to their 1970 counterparts, but scholarship was easily traded for the globalist-friendly character traits of a global citizen — traits that will not question the globalist agenda, but that will indeed welcome it as an inevitable evolution of civilization.

[To read the entire 15-page article click here.]

 

0053_How the National Teachers Union Usurped a Local Election – And how you paid for it. by John Newkirk – Jan. 28, 2016

Special Report_The American Spectator (entire article below)

[John Newkirk’s same article on his server, updated including omitted Jeffco at a Glance Chart and more pictures]

[Document with all 65 links in John Newkirk’s – Unions usurped election_you paid — listed, described and live-linked]

How the National Teachers Union Usurped a Local Election – And how you paid for it.

By John J. Newkirk – 1.28.16

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[editor’s 1-30-16 note:  See Jeffco-at-a-Glance Chart, that was left out of The American Spectator publication.  The chart includes student enrollment; number of employees; 2015 budget; average teacher compensation; teacher effectiveness rating; and student College/Career Readiness in math, science and reading.]

In November of 2013, the people of Jefferson County, Colorado elected me to represent their interests on the Board of Education. My goal was ambitious, but straightforward: help turn our 83,000 student school district, where I attended elementary through high school, into the nation’s leader in public education. But with one out of two Jeffco graduates rated “not ready” for college or career in basic math, science, and reading skills, I knew this goal would require equally ambitious reforms from our five-member board, including accountability in teacher performance, fairness in student funding, broader choices for parents, and transparency in policy governance.

As it so happened, two other reform-minded candidates also won their elections, thereby creating — for the first time in recent memory — a Jeffco board majority that was not supported by the teachers union. The union’s reaction was swift, and as they freely admit, efforts to unseat the newly elected board majority began “the moment the polls closed in 2013.” Jefferson County thus became the focus of the largest labor union in the United States: the National Education Association and its local affiliates. Continue reading

0052_OPEN LETTER TO ALL THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO SHED LIGHT ON WHAT’S GOING ON IN EDUCATION IN OUR COUNTRY AND ACROSS THE WORLD.

January 30, 2016_by Donna Jack

[This is part of a message from a friend.]

“We really are under siege in education. I read the book Outcome-Based Education.  [See link at end of this article.]

“Yes, these things have been set in place, ready to be implemented, as soon as there was enough money, and enough way of marketing it, enough will, and enough people in enough positions [of power] to push all of this through, in a very sequential, logical (in their mind), and deliberate kind of way.

“That’s the thing that’s so sad about it. It’s not like anybody stumbled on a piece of it and suddenly pushed it through – No, this has all been mapped out for a long time – in little chunks, incrementalism, very patiently put in order – all to the detriment of our people and our kids. It’s heartbreaking, really.

“We can pray, and we can work, and we can keep up faith, and we do.”

TO ALL OF YOU IN THE TRENCHES:

Thanks for your relentless efforts to shed light and try to reverse the course of education in our country.  And thanks just for caring about these issues. You could choose to completely walk away and say, “You know, I don’t have time for this,” but yet you persist. So thank you, thank you, thank you for staying in this battle for our country.

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Book mentioned above:

Outcome Based Education: The State’s Assault on Our Children’s Values

Dec 1996

by Pamela Hoffecker and Peg Luksik

0051_Why Would You Put People in Charge who Don’t Know the Difference Between Freedom and the Alternatives (Slavery)?

[A Must Read:  “Global Schooling: The Hijacking of American Education”,  a 15-page article written by Patrick Wood, August 17, 2005.  It gives a historical run-down of those individuals, corporations, foundations, unions, charities and non-profits that have been in the past and are financing and supporting the take-over of education in the United States and throughout the entire world.]

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Why Would You Put People in Charge who Don’t Know the Difference Between Freedom and the Alternatives (Slavery)?

January 30, 2016 – by Donna Jack

Students across the United States have not been exposed to the history, principles and documents that made the United States great.  Our history had begun to be pulled from schools even around 1890, but one generation has been almost totally deprived of our history, and the censorship increases.

Until not too long ago the United States led the world in literacy, production, opportunity, excellence, freedom . . .   But we have been falling behind at an increasing rate.  This can be partly attributed to the absence of curriculum that teaches students why this country was founded.  The reason for our founding is clearly explained in the Declaration of Independence and other writings, which are not found in National curriculum today.  National curriculum also omits the background and content of our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; and only mentions in derision our history, and a few of the people who founded our country or who flourished and contributed under the provisions of the original foundation.

Without this understanding and appreciation for our country, citizens are deprived of the knowledge necessary to make decisions that can reverse the ongoing collapse of our educational and economic system. Continue reading

0050_COMMON CORE EXEC REVEALS ANTI-AMERICAN AGENDA: Guns, STDs, Islam, Climate Change, Dead White Guys_James O’Keefe

Another James O’Keefe under cover video – Common Core

 

Information below is from YouTube:
Published on Jan 21, 2016

In the third video of this series on Common Core, undercover videographers expose another textbook executive. In the video, the sales executive shows some of the political ideology behind Common Core with statements like there:

“The dead white guys did not create this country”

“Damn the Second Amendment”

“They don’t agree with Islam, so they don’t want their kids to know about it. They don’t agree with birth control so they don’t want their kids to talk about it. They don’t agree with math because they don’t understand it. It’s not the same math they did in high school. So they don’t want their kids to know about it.”

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0049_A Short review from Amazon.com of “Credentialed to Destroy: How and Why Education Became a Weapon”

January 22, 2016

Credentialed to Destroy:  How and Why Education Became a Weapon, by Robin Eubanks.  A short review at Amazon.com, by a person who read the book, is below:

“By Mike Rogers on October 13, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
“Robin Eubanks, as a mother, was alarmed by developments in the Atlanta school systems, and she started investigating the background to the claimed “improvements.”
As an attorney dealing with technical details of businesses, especially healthcare, Robin has an extremely analytical approach, follows the evidence to its source, and always provides references for the reader to check.
“As some of [us] have begun to worry about Common Core, and it being, perhaps, not the gateway to a utopia of higher achievement that we were told, Robin Eubanks was already hot on the trail of the socialist underpinnings of the international movement to drive social evolution by creating a new class of malleable serfs.
“As some of us began to worry that one-world government advocates, using Agenda 21, were subverting the institutions which are supposed to guarantee our liberties, Robin was ahead of the curve in linking the goals of Agenda 21 with the changes in the education systems.
“This book has been a while in the making because the author has been writing in parallel on her excellent blog, “InvisibleSerfsCollar.com”, in an attempt to warn the nation of the perils contained in Common Core. However, do not think that the blog is all you need – Here, Eubanks lays out the whole case for you to judge in one tidy package. Buy the book!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

0048_Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto – compulsory education fails students

by Donna Jack – January 14, 2016

John Taylor Gatto’s book Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling, gives extensive thought-provoking insight, which helps explain the shocking phenomenon of the rising numbers of highly “uneducated” adults and young people in the United States.

Mr. Gatto is a former New York teacher, who taught in some of the best and some of the worst public schools.  During his 30 years of teaching, he was teacher of the year in his school district, and in 1991 he was teacher of the year in New York State.  He resigned from teaching that year.

Like in the book Weapons of Mass Instruction, the two videos by James O’Keefe of Project Veritas that are linked below, demonstrate a lack of concern for the education and the well-being of students who are in compulsory schooling.  The following links have both the videos and transcripts of the videos.

Undercover Common Core Video: Exec Says “I hate kids…it’s all about the money”

Undercover Common II: Another Top Publishing Exec: “It’s never about the kids”

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0047_Undercover Common Core Part 2 – Another Top Publishing Executive: “It’s never about the kids.” – January 14, 2016

1.14.16 — UNDERCOVER COMMON CORE – PT. 11 — ANOTHER TOP PUBLISHING EXECUTIVE: “IT’S NEVER ABOUT THE KIDS.”

4:46 MINUTE YOUTUBE

Published on Jan 14, 2016

Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt Strategic Account Executive says Common Core is never about the kids.

“It’s never about the kids.” — Amelia Petties, Strategic Account Executive, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt

Petties: “And slapping a new name on it, which in my case I hope they do…I can sell a sh** ton of training around whatever you’re calling it.”

Petties: “There’s always money in it”… “I don’t think Common Core is going to go anywhere.”

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0046_Undercover Common Core Video: Exec Says “I hate kids…it’s all about the money”

Common Core – Greed and Corruption

Published on Jan 12, 2016

In this shocking explosive video of this new series about Common Core, a senior Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt sales executive says she hates kids and the textbook manufacturers prefer profits to the needs of school children across America.

“Oh my God, it’s all a money game. It’s all a money game,” confirms one Brooklyn teacher.

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0045_Jane Robbins- Common Core and Data Collection _ posted on YouTube Nov. 20, 2013

Jane Robbins continues to be very active informing the public of what is going on in Federal Compulsory Schooling, warning that the Federal government is working toward controlling private and home schools  as well.

She has been alerting people, explaining the great mistakes that our elected Senators and Representatives are making in D.C.  Elected officials are believing lies told them which claim the pieces of legislation will help return control in education back to the state and to local school boards.

This is an excellent YouTube in which Jane talks about the data collection that continues to take place in schools every day – and the dangerous results from all this continual data-gathering.

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11.20.13 — Jane Robbins and Data Mining — YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYnteSxVMjw