May 13, 2017/update 12:52 p.m./updated 2017-05-15
THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP ON BLOG 0205–Go to Blog 0205 for background information connected with this article.
Comments about: Common Core and ESSA – and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Common Core was coercively pushed on school districts and states across our country, (using force and threats in addition to bribery) — it was deceptively implemented, keeps growing in its scope, and has not gone away.
Common Core was officially made federal law (ESSA) in December 2015. If Betsy DeVos does not know that, or if she does and is hiding it, she should not be our Education Secretary. We need someone who will honestly and thoroughly champion for local control of education — not just in words, and not just in little parts – but have local control truly be the top priority.
Go to the end of Blog 0205, for some links to other blogs on this website that deal with Common Core. They contain information that will be helpful to people who know nothing about Common Core, and they are also excellent resources for people who have studied Common Core for years.
To learn about those people and organizations pushing Common Core,
the History and goals of Common Core – and its status
Go to Links to blogs, that can be found listed at the end of this article. They give some detailed background, history and goals of Common Core. They are good for beginners, as well as for those of us who have studied Common Core for years. They can be a refresher and can offer new information. Continue reading →
This post was originally started August 19, 2015, but I didn’t put it on the public site at that time. It is being published today to demonstrate some of the serious problems in public education.
One of the problems is that students are given only one way to look at the world – through the eyes of people who hate this country. They are taught not to think. That is the viewpoint of the 2014 and 2015 AP US History framework.
I continue to hope that if students and graduates are able to hear and see the truth, they may begin to understand that they have been deceived through the conditioning in our public schools.
This blog piece continues the theme of what compulsory schools (public schools) are training our children to become. One of the things they are being taught to do is disobey or disregard law. Continue reading →
This blog post was begun in July 2015, put away, partly re-written, and published now. I decided this background needed to be recorded, so that people can understand what imaginary excuse the unions concocted. They used this made-up excuse of censorship to recall 3 conservative (non-union supported) people who were the majority board members on the Colorado Jefferson County School board at the time. These three school board members were John Newkirk, Julie Williams and Ken Witt. The unions were mad that they had lost control that they had held over the school district for decades!
This article briefly explains the APUSH ( Advanced Placement U.S. History) Frameworks from 2010, 2014 and 2015, the later two of which are totally prescribed censored US history curriculum. They are Type #2 education. At the possible threat of their Type #2 curriculum being revealed to the public, the unions falsely accused the majority on the school board of censorship (while they themselves were the censors of US History). The people making these false accusations were the Jeffco unions, paid agitators, the two democrat women on the school board (Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman) and misinformed parents and students, who had been told lies, and then parroted those lies, reacting with hatred toward the majority on the board.
Patrick Wood published this article August 17, 2005, and the last 10 years verify all that he wrote.
Global Schooling: The Hijacking of American Education gives a historical run-down of those individuals, corporations, foundations, unions, charities and non-profits that have financed and supported in the past and are currently financing and supporting the take-over of the United States through compulsory public schooling, and other types of education.
The first part of the article is below and the entire article is linked here.
Global Schooling: The Hijacking of American Education
Written By: Patrick Wood,August 17, 2005
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.
[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.]
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 →
The Denver Post Editorial Board said the recall effort should be rejected because of all the false statements in the ballot language for the recall of the Jefferson County (Jeffco) School Board Majority candidates. The only thing that the Post Editorial Board said was true on the ballot, was the accusation of attempted US History censorship. But they were mistaken.
They got it almost right. Actually every claim on the recall ballot about censorship was false.
Jeffco School Board member Julie Williams had simply recommended an independent citizen curriculum review committee should look at curriculum and report directly to the school board their findings.
She was not alone in her concerns about the leftist 2014 AP US History Framework that painted the United States in a horrible light. People across the country, including Historians, opposed the 2014 AP US History Framework.
The College Board finally admitted their gross left bias and censorship. They published a new 2015 AP US History Framework and claimed that they had corrected their interpretation of our history. The truth is, they didn’t.
Julie Williams was right. The Denver Post Editorial Board just is unaware of these facts.]
This young man was protesting something similar to what is and has been happening in this country for decades. In recent history education is being increasingly controlled federally, through the Department of Education; Outcome-based Education; Education 2000; The Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind; the US Department of Education, Common Core; the College Board which owns Advanced Placement and GED; other nationally and internationally controlled organizations; and additional legislation passed through Congress (the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that was sadly supported strongly by both parties in Congress during the Christmas season.
This young man who took his own life in Taiwan, most likely was being persecuted mercilessly. This has been happening for decades in the public school arena in our own country — to people who don’t go along – like our 2014/2015 school board majority members and their families. Countless students and adults across this country can share of persecution they have suffered, or suffering they have observed, for not going along with the status quo in public education.
This is a 55-minute video interview with Roger Kimball, an art critic and political commentator. In the interview Kimball shares some of his background; talks about his book Tenured Radicals; speaks about the condition of our higher education which affects all of society; defines terms connected with “the academy” (higher education; and defines terms like: deconstruction, humanist and nihilism.
He says we should care about philosophies of Rome and Greece to understand where we come from.
He considers himself to be a neoconservative as defined by Irving Crystal as “a liberal who has been bugged by reality.”
An excerpt from the YouTube summary:
“The book critiques the ways in which humanities are currently taught and studied in American universities. The book takes the stance that modern humanities have become politicized while seeking to subvert ‘the tradition of high culture embodied in the classics of Western art and thought’. Kimball claims that yesterday’s radical thinker has become today’s tenured professor carrying out ‘ideologically motivated assaults on the intellectual and moral substance of our culture.'”
PETITION WORDING FILLED WITH LIES AND FALSE ACCUSATIONS – Some are corrected below:
The three recall petitions for three Colorado Jefferson County (Jeffco)Board of Education (BOE) members, and wording on the mail-in ballot are false accusations (lies). You can see their lies printed on the petition and sample ballot:
1. One of the lies on the petition said The board was trying to censor US History
The truth is that board member Julie Williams proposed a separate citizen curriculum review committee that would report to the board directly what they find when reviewing specific curriculum.
She had read the 2014 AP US Framework and was in contact with people around the country who were protesting the new leftist 2014 AP US History Framework. She proposed this independent curriculum review committee because of the excessive censorship in the 2014 AP US History Framework.
The unions exploded at the proposal of this independent citizen review committee, and acted out their rehearsed false accusations at the October 2, 2014 school board meeting. They screamed “censorship” and used it to “justify” the recall they had been planning since the three board members had been elected in 2013.Continue reading →