February 11, 2018
A quotation from the article “What is so great about social-emotional learning” by J. R. Wilson (later in this blog piece):
“Which comes first, feeling good about yourself so you can
accomplish something worthwhile,
or accomplishing something worthwhile
so you have something to feel good about?“
Search online, and on the Table of Contents page of this site, for other information about SEL (Social Emotional Learning). Social emotional learning (SEL) has been taking place in schools for decades, but SEL is now specifically named in the schools, and is touted as what education should be all about.
ESSA (federal education program) provides funding for SEL. That is one result of ESSA being nationally implemented. No, we have not gotten rid of Common Core and federal control of education. You can find the following information online:
Funding for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in
ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act_Dec. 10, 2015)
The list contains the specific programs (title and section number) for which ESSA funds may, potentially, be spent to support social-emotional learning (SEL) activities.
For those programs in existence under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), funding levels are provided for FY 2016.
ESSA-Resources_SEL-Funding_downloaded June 11, 2018 w link
Also search this site for “ESSA”(Every Student Succeed Act) – the federal legislation that cemented Common Core into federal law. Note: people in Congress and the U.S. Department of Education deny what ESSA did — and instead they parrot words claiming ESSA eliminated Common Core — claiming that education is now decided on a local level. That is not what happened. People too often parrot what they are told, without finding out for themselves. Search this site for “Betsy DeVos.”
Understanding what SEL actually is, will enlighten you about:
1) a main cause of the dumbing down of American education;
2) the data-gathering on identified students and everyone that touches their lives;
3) the collecting of personal data, and storing it with personal identifiers — then distributing that data at will;
4) and the mind and behavior control that is actively taking place in schools across the country. [This is all Type #2 education, rather than Type #1 education – see Home Page of this site]
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2.7.18 – Truth in American Education