Samples from Jane Robbins’
May 4, 2017 Competency-Based Education (CBE) article
“Our Choices: Minimum Competency Or Indoctrination. Some CBE proponents straightforwardly argue that education must be changed to focus less on instilling knowledge and more on training students in “twenty-first-century skills” such as creativity, communication, and collaboration.
Unencumbered by facts, the government can then establish its own definitions of what success looks like in those areas.”
“This is where CBE becomes much more dangerous than its predecessor OBE. Modern technology allows the training to be accomplished much more effectively, and with data-capture mechanisms that can literally reshape our children’s lives.”
“Slicing and Dicing Kids’ Minds for Market Digital learning uses interactive software to track the student’s every keystroke, and perhaps his psysiological reactions, to create a personal mind-map illustrating not just what the child knows but also how his brain works. This is perfect for CBE. Th Student can work his way through the different benchmarks at his own pace and have all his responses recorded and incorporated into an algorithm that shows where he is and where he’s likely to go.”
“According to the CEO of mind-mapper Knewton, the ed-tech companies will have so much data on each student that they can predict what he will do and tell him what he should do. Few parents want the government (through the schools) to have this much information on their children, but of course, parents won’t be told how all this works.”
“CBE isn’t real education. It’s a mechanism for control. States must reject it.
Jane Robbins is an attorney and a senior fellow with the American Principles Project in Washington DC. She is a graduate of Clemson University and the Harvard Law School.”
5.4.17 – The Federalist
“Why Competency-Based Education Will Deepen America’s Education Crisis
By Jane RobbinsContinue reading →
1. This blog piece is an introduction to AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing)
Our Colorado Jefferson County county commissioners will vote before April 30th, whether to accept HUD AFFH grant money. Become informed, and encourage them not to accept HUD/AFFH funds.
This movie and transcript deal specifically with the new rule.
Since our county set up our five-year plan last year, we aren’t under the “new” AFFH rule. Some people think that means we don’t have to worry, but the truth is that HUD has been testing the waters since 2009, to see how much control they can take.
In 2009, they first chose to go after the county of Westchester in New York. The litigation and efforts to comply have taken 7 years, and it looks like they may not have paid enough. They may have to continue integrating people into their communities, and building and financing, more government subsidized high rises. Below is a sample paragraph from an article by Mark Lungariello about the expense and grief Westchester has gone through: all because they accepted grand money from HUD through AFFH.
“The benchmark was the centerpiece of a landmark 2009 settlement with the federal government in which the county agreed to build the housing in 31 of its richest and statistically whitest communities — and take other steps to promote affordable housing in the region.” Continue reading →
Joseph Goebbels’ quote is at the end of this blog — it talks about making up a huge lie and repeating it over and over to manipulate people. You can read it in quotation 26 on the Quotations page of this website.
Blacklisted by History, is a book written by M. Stanton Evans
— Below is a video in which Mr. Evans tells about his book.
Soviets in the Classroom… America’s Latest Education Fad
by Charlotte Iserbyt [link to “Soviets in the Classroom” 1986 – here]
Federal, UN and Soviet control of education content in our classrooms, is extensive. The heavy influence of Soviet education in our classrooms was made official in 1985. People need to become aware of the agreements our country has with Soviet Russia, and need to try to stop Soviet influences in our schools. Parents need to do whatever is possible to protect their children and grandchildren from the mind-altering mind-control that is taking place in schools.
Here is one paragraph from her article “Soviets in the Classroom”
“What do the Soviets—who kidnapped 10,000 Afghan children and shipped them to the Soviet Union for “re-education” and in the spring of 1989 used poison gas and sharpened shovels to disperse a nationalistic demonstration in Soviet Georgia, killing at least twenty persons and injuring 200—have to offer our children in the way of school materials? What does a country have to offer our children in the way of school materials which, according to an 1987 “out-of-print” book by American Federation of Labor—Council of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) entitled Cruel and Usual Punishment: Forced Labor in Today’s USSR, holds tens of thousands of political prisoners in Soviet prisons, labor camps, and psychiatric hospitals, including between four and five million non-political prisoners in slave labor camps? What does a country which publishes children’s books for disinformation purposes overseas—and in the case of books distributed in India, portrays America as “rich, uncaring, and prejudiced,” and compares us with the Brahmin caste, which is the ruling caste much resented by the disadvantaged in India—have to offer our children in the way of school materials?” [see the entire article — 2015-05-02 Soviets in the Classroom…America’s Latest Education Fad_Charlotte Iserbytre] Continue reading →
The push for a Communist United States continues.
Ignore the laughter — this is real.
The United Nations was never a friend of the United States of America
Note: See below the overwhelming Communist and Socialist membership of those who started the United Nations, and will see the continued Communist control
of the United Nations.
Note: Alger Hiss is instrumental in the forming of the UN, and is its first Secretary General. In previous and forthcoming blog pieces you will read of Alger Hiss in connection with Whittaker Chambers. They were Soviet espionage agents (spies) who regularly transferred US secrets to Moscow. They worked together, and they (and their wives) became close friends.
“If it’s true that the personality, purpose, and accomplishments of an organization are highly affected by its leadership, then membership in the United Nations spelled trouble from the start. Of the 17 individuals identified by the US State Department as having helped shape US policy leading to the creation of the United Nations, all but one were later identified as secret members of the Communist Party USA (3). Continue reading →