Monthly Archives: August 2017

0246_A 35-page list Donna Garner put together in 2015 with articles, etc. about Common Core from Dec. 2009 through Dec 2013_Alice Linahan’s Facebook address

Donna Jack
August 16, 2017

I found this treasure this evening, when searching through old emails for Alice Linahan’s webcasts.  Alice Linahan’s facebook:  https://twitter.com/alicelinahan?lang=en

Donna Garner is on Alice’s webcast right now (August 16, 2017).

The following document is well worth copying, from the pdf, or from the online link.  It is important historical information for your files on Common Core.  Donna Garner originally sent it out in 2015 — 35 pages of links to podcasts, videos, articles, YouTubes, commentaries, etc., over a four-year period.  I can’t wait to dig into them myself.  Many of then will be resources I have already studied – both new and review are important.

0246_Donna Garner 2015 35-page List of information on Common Core.pdf

http://www.educationviews.org/updated-anti-common-core-resources-list-12-11-09-12-31-13/_35 pages

 

 

0245_Aug. 14, 2017 Who is to Blame for Charlottesville?–by Donna Garner_Articles Donna Garner attached that illustrate the dangers of the Common Core agenda

Donna Jack
August 18, 2017

In this article, Donna Garner explains how the Charlottesville situation is a product of the Obama Administration’s  anti-American Common Core agenda.

At the end of her article are some resources Donna Garner sent out that reveal some background behind the problems — going back to the Common Core curriculum, which supporters of Common Core wrongly kept insisting was not curriculum.

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 Educator Resources|Education & Information Age Education News

WHO IS TO BLAME FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE?
By Donna Garner – 8.14.17
http://www.educationviews.org/blame-charlottesville/

location of other commentaries by Donna Garner:
Donna Garner Education Policy Commentator EducationViews.org

 Who was involved in the deplorable and violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia this last weekend?  Our nation witnessed Black Lives Matter, White Supremacists, Anti-Trumpsters, Neo-Nazis, and the KKK yelling, screaming, fighting, cussing, destroying property, venting their rage, killing protesters, maiming bystanders, and injuring first responders.

 What do these groups all have in common?  They are all products of our culture, one in which the majority of our nation’s K-16 students have been indoctrinated by the Obama administration’s anti-American Common Core and the leftwing professors who populate our colleges and universities. Aided by the Democrats and the leftist media, our nation is now “reaping the whirlwind.”  

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0244_Mental Health Assessments or Standardized Testing? Lines Are Blurring — by Emmett Mc Groarty & Jane Robbins_5.25.17_SEL, ESSA

Donna Jack
August 18, 2017

conversion of public schools from places of learning into therapeutic institutions for diagnosing and treating perceived social-emotional problems.

DESSA is there to rate students on their behaviors but then to offer intervention to improve their scores. Social awareness is one of the key competencies to ensure the students are aware and accepting of race and diversity.”

“too many public schools no longer focus on imparting academic knowledge. Rather, egged on by the federal government and private players, they consider children to be patients in need of treatment to dislodge personality characteristics that don’t match the government’s preferred profile.”
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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 10:14 AM

5.25.17 – The National Pulse
https://thenationalpulse.com/commentary/mental-health-assessments-standardized-testing-lines-blurring/

“Mental Health Assessments or Standardized Testing? Lines Are Blurring.” – by Emmett McGroarty

This piece was co-authored by Jane Robbins, an attorney and senior fellow at the American Principles Project.

In The Wall Street Journal recently, New Hampshire physician Dr. Aida Cerundolo blew the whistle on faux mental-health assessment of public-school students in the Granite State. Some K-8 students are being subjected to blanket screening by untrained, unlicensed personnel, with serious questions about use or protection of the resulting records. And parents not only haven’t consented to this process, they haven’t even been told it’s happening. Continue reading

0243_60 of President Trump’s Accomplishments so Far_from Donna Garner

Donna Jack
August 18, 2017

Donna Garner sent this out today.

8.17.17 — President Trump’s Many Accomplishments — (compiled by multiple authors)
 

1.        Supreme Court Judge Gorsuch appointment

2.        59 missiles dropped in Syria

3.       Took us out of TPP

4.       Illegal immigration down 70%(the lowest in 17 years)

5.       Consumer confidence highest since 2000 at index 125.6

6.       Mortgage applications for new homes rise to a seven-year high

7.       Arranged from 7% to 24% tariff on lumber from Canada

8.       Bids for border wall well underway Continue reading

0242_July 25, 2017_You Think Russia Tries to Influence American Politics? Think Mexico First_Tom Tancredo

Donna Jack
August 17, 2017

Breitbart published Congressman Tom Tancredo’s July 2017 article about the serious problem of illegal immigration from Mexico…and the cooperation of our country.

Allowing, and even incentivizing, illegal immigration is just one more way that the sovereignty of our nation is being eroded.

August 15, 2017, Congressman Tom Tancredo spoke at a meeting in my neighborhood.  As always he was entertaining, as he shared the inside scoop of how things are done in D.C. and where we’re headed.  As one of the top experts in the country on illegal immigration and our borders — he shared about illegal immigration, from his perspective.

Preview from his Breitbart article below:

“the movement of millions of young, unemployed Mexicans across the southern border reduced the pressure they would otherwise be placing on the Mexican economy. Secondly, these folks would send home remittances and those dollars accounted for the second largest source of foreign income for the country. In 2016 Mexico received a record $26.8 billion in cash remittances.”
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Tancredo: You Think Russia Tries to Influence American Politics?
Think Mexico First

RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty
by Tom Tancredo25 Jul 2017
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0241_Media obsession with Russia is Malpractice_ The biased media that most people watch and listen to pushes propaganda__ ignoring interests of the public_article by Gary Bauer

Donna Jack
August 11, 2017

True to their consistent performance for many years, the mainstream media continues to push their propaganda — ignorng what people are interested in.  Instead they work day after day to convince people to believe that what the mainstream meadia wants them to believe, is what they should believe.

Below is an article forwarded by Donna Garner.

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From Donna Garner

Wed 7/19, 3:11 PMDonna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>

  7.19.17 — Excerpts from Campaign for Working Families – Gary Bauer

 “Media Malpractice”

The media’s obsession with Russia amounts to journalistic malpractice.  Very few people care about this overhyped nonsense. Meanwhile, the big media complex is failing to report on the things people really do care about.

A recent Bloomberg Poll asked Americans to rank the most important issues facing the country.  Here’s how the results broke down:

Health care 35%
Jobs/Unemployment 13%
Terrorism 11%
Immigration 10%
Climate Change 10%
Russia 6%
Taxes 4%
Other 4%
Trade 2%

Only six percent of Americans said Russia was the most important issue facing the country today.

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0240_Sex-reassignment Expenses (trying to change the biological sex of a person) Could Cost U.S. A New Navy Destroyer-2017-07-26_by Tony Perkins_Family Research Council

Donna Jack
August 3, 2017

Sex-reassignment expenses were not excluded from the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018 (“NDAA”).  It is a threat to our national security to shrink our national defense funds in order to pay for sex-reassignment expenses.

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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:29 PM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: SEX-REASSIGNMENT EXPENSES COULD COST U. S. A NEW NAVY DESTROYER – 7.26.17

7.26.17

“Sex-Reassignment Expenses Could Cost U. S. a New Navy Destroyer” – Forwarded by Donna Garner

http://www.educationviews.org/sex-reassignment-expenses-cost-u-s-navy-destroyer/

SEX-REASSIGNMENT EXPENSES COULD COST U. S. A NEW NAVY …

www.educationviews.org

Education News – If these direct and indirect costs are all included, the total cost rises to $3.7 billion over ten years.

 7.24.17 – FROM FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL – TONY PERKINS Continue reading

0239_What happened Aug 1, 2017 at Jeffco County Commissioners’ Staff Briefings_ELID not to be on ballot 2017_Testimony Oltmans and Wagner against LID_links to all posts so far on ELID

Donna Jack
August 3, 2017

Gramma Griizzly’s Corner

Following is a link to email announcement of Aug 1, 2017 meeting – the county’s schedule for the meeting and county staff recommendations:  – 2017-07-28_County Commissioner’s meeting on ELID_Aug 1 – BCC briefed on ELID_schedule

ELID may have been stopped, but…

The documentation on this site, related to the proposed ELID is important, even though supposedly the proposed ELID is not moving forward.  These blogs will give you a heads-up, so you can see the original direction of this ELID  (Evergreen Local Improvement District), and work to head off whatever it morphs into.

Listed are previous blog posts on this site so far about the ELID issue – including a YouTube of Dean Dalvit presenting his proposal at the Evergreen Lake House.  The blogs on this subject so far:  0234, 0236, 0238, and 0239 (this blog piece).  Titles and links to these blog pieces are at the end of this blog.

Beginning of report on August 1, 2017 Jeffco County Commissioner’s
Staff Briefings

After the conclusion of the 8:00 public testimony on the first floor of the Jefferson County County Building, people moved to the 5th floor conference room for staff briefings for the County Commissioners.

The staff presentation was scheduled to end at 10:45.  It was over well before 9:45, when I arrived. I stayed to talk with people who attended, and below is a report.

Unexpected offer to testify on any of the four agenda items,
to those who were present

Near the end of the public testimony, Commissioner Libby Szabo asked if there were any more people who wanted to testify – and welcomed Dee Oltmans and DeDe Wagner to speak. That was a surprise for them.

Even though Dee Oltmans and DeDe Wagner were not expecting to be able to testify, they were happy to take the opportunity to speak up against the proposed LID. Continue reading

0238_County Commissioners meet Aug. 1 for presentation of ELID (Evergreen Local Improvement District) – email announcement by Art Onweller – 44 pages of Tuesday Staff Briefings – on last page are their recommendations

Donna Jack
August 1, 2017

[link to a 45-page document with the email from Art Onweller and information from the agenda for today and accompanying information.  Pages 26-45 are about the presentation for the ELID, including maps, etc.

2017-07-28_County Commissioner’s meeting on ELID_Aug 1 – BCC briefed on ELID_schedule

This morning our county commissioners in Jefferson County Colorado will be briefed by those supporting making Evergreen a Local Improvement District (LID).  We need a briefing from those not supporting the LID.

Here is the body of an email from Art Onweller, July 28, 2017 – subject: County Commissioners’ meeting on ELID:

Progress is slowly proceeding to present the plan for establishing an Evergreen Local Improvement District (ELID) and present it to the County Commissioners. It takes two Commissioners to approve the plan without anyone of us voting on it. Once approved, the next step is to place a 1% sales tax on the November ballot for approval. This tax will be used to fund the ELID. Continue reading