Category Archives: Type #1 vs Type #2 Education

0270_Phyllis Schlafly archive: In 1789, President George Washington gave us Thanksgiving, the 4th Thurs. in Nov._to thank God for giving Americans “an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Donna Jack
November 21, 2017    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Other blogs with information by and about Phyllis Schlafly: 0133 and 0227

Words from Jordan Henry’s introduction to Phyllis Schlafly’s 2002 article: 

” As Phyllis Schlafly put it, ‘George Washington was history’s indispensable man. It’s no exaggeration to say that, without his leadership, we would not have a United States of America.’  He even gave us the gift of a Thanksgiving holiday by issuing a proclamation in 1789 making the last Thursday in November ‘a day of public thanksgiving and prayer’ on which Americans should thank Almighty God for granting ‘an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.’”

[Note:   “Abraham Lincoln . . .  supported legislation making it a national holiday in 1863. America was in the middle of its bloody Civil War at the time and Lincoln hoped the new holiday would unify the bitterly divided country. The holiday was finally a success and Thanksgiving has continued ever since.”    from:  http://historyofmassachusetts.org/the-first-thanksgiving/  ]

Cheap AP college credit — but at what price? — ignorance of
America’s marvelous heritage.

In our public schools (K-12) and universities, students are taught that the only important thing to know about George Washington is that “he owned slaves.”  They don’t learn ANYTHING about him, his exceptional leadership before and during the Revolutionary War, his strong Christian faith, his time as first President of the United States, the love and admiration that he earned, or the great example he was throughout his life.

AP US History adds to this ignorance of American History

To learn about AP (Advanced Placement) U.S. History in public schools, see Blogs 0013, 0015, 0061, 0069, 0235 .  Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History is an anti-American curriculum.  AP is highly rated in public school circles, and coveted by parents, who get cheap college credit for their children who pass AP courses.  Through AP US History, students are dishonestly taught to hate America.

Phyllis’ report:
“The Premier American Hero — George Washington.” 

Below is a 2002 report from Phyllis Schlafly, preceded by a 2017 introduction by Jordan Henry, director of research for Phyllis Schlafly Eagles.

Here link directly to email with her 2002 article, and introduction by Jordan Henry.
Or link only to her 2002 article here.

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Ed Martin, President | Helen Marie Taylor, Chairman | John Schlafly, Treasurer

May 2002:
THE MAN WHO MADE OUR ‘UNIQUE AMERICAN HOLIDAY.’
By Jordan T. Henry, Director of Research

It goes without saying that we Americans have a lot to be thankful for. For starters, we live in the greatest nation on the planet. Let’s also not forget that we enjoy the freedom and liberty secured in our unprecedented United States Constitution. In a few short days, we can also be thankful for a time to spend with family and loved ones reflecting on God’s bounty in our lives. Each of these blessings should remind us of one man to whom every American owes a debt of gratitude. That man, who is being systematically removed from the public sphere, was passionately defended in the May 2002 Phyllis Schlafly Report. His name is George Washington. Continue reading

0269_ Dept of Ed Sec Betsy DeVos to speak at Jeb Bush’s FEE summit_ link to Karen Bracken’s 2013 video and transcript: education Trojan Horse

Donna Jack
November 14, 2017

Betsy DeVos, US Secretary of the Department of Education, will be guest speaker at Jeb Bush’s upcoming summit for his Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE).  It is an organization that was started in 2007.  It has been financially supported by DeVos and her husband for most years since its beginnings — and she has been on its board of directors.

Before he ran for President, Jeb got out of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) (His father got out of the Council of Foreign Relations when he was running for President).  Jeb is back directing FEE.  Read:  Jeb Bush returns to the Foundation for Excellence in Education – May 24, 2016.

Notice the people are who are sponsoring the FEE event.  Most of them are what some people would call globalists — and they have consistently been heavy supporters of Common Core, FEE, and the federal and international control of education.

The College Board is also a supporter of the event.  David Coleman, president of the College Board, is a main architect of Common Core.  See Blog 0074 which has a YouTube of “Common Core:  Subversive Threat to Education.  Watch Karen Bracken’s video and read a transcript of of it.  The presentation tells about Coleman’s role in the College Board, AP, SAT, ACT, Common Core.  Watching the video (or reading the transcript) you can learn not only about Coleman, but also about other sponsors of this FEE event.

Article by Dr. Susan Berry:
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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
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Subject: ED SECT. DEVOS TO ADDRESS JEB BUSH’S EDUCATION FOUNDATION SUMMIT — BREITBART — 11.24.17

11.24.17 – Breitbart

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/14/devos-address-jeb-bushs-foundation-summit/

“Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Address Jeb Bush’s Foundation Summit”

Dr. Susan Berry

Associated Press  U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will address former GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) when it celebrates its 10th annual summit. Continue reading

0268_Paul Ryan-Patty Murray bill permits and requires creation of national database_Part 1: Eagle Forum_ vote to be in Congress Nov. 15_how to contact Congress

Donna Jack
November 13, 2017

[Next blog – information sent out today by Susan Berry, with information on this same subject.]
[At end of this article:  How to make calls, and how to find out who represents you in Congress and in your state.]
[Copy of HR 4174 — 2017-11-13_HR 4174_text_require Fed eval activities_Improve …data mgt…other purposes]

Bill in Congress to further eliminate privacy of everyone.

A bill in Congress, is attempting nationally take away the privacy of all of us — in the name of transparency.  Do not be fooled by glowing reports from the Dept. of Education (Betsy DeVos).  She has a long history of supporting financially, and supporting by being on the board of a national group that has always supported Common Core.  (Example: Jeb Bush’s FEE – Foundation for Excellence in Education — which has always been aligned with nationalizing education through Common Core).

See other blogs on this site that talk about Betsy DeVos’ actual words and her actual actions connected with education. Though many of her words sound good, not all of them do.  Find those blogs by typing in her name after you click the “spy glass” at the top of this page.

Eagle Forum alerts us to a vote that is scheduled to happen in the US House of Representatives
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Eagle Forum, founded by Phyllis Schlafly, always has been on the front line, protecting our freedoms and our national sovereignty.

You can read below, and link here, to their excellent, thorough information on HR 4174 sponsored by Speaker Paul Ryan – legislation which is due for a vote this Wednesday.

http://mailchi.mp/eagleforum/help-protect-student-citizen-data-privacy-house-vote-on-hr-4174-national-database-bill-on-wednesday-11-15-call-to-say-no?e=11c5468dae

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Eagle Forum Nov. 13, 2017 letter – HR 4174:
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0267_What’s the Truth About the First Thanksgiving_ Medved _PragerU YouTube Video and Transcript

Donna Jack
November 13, 2017

Michael Medved has recorded a superb collection
of audio recordings about American History.

Below is the latest in the series of PragerU short educational videos.  This one is of Michael Medved talking about the First Thanksgiving.   You can link the YouTube video here as well.

https://www.prageru.com/videos/whats-truth-about-first-thanksgiving

There are many good resources for learning about the Pilgrims’ “first Thanksgiving.”

Sad to day, there are even more resources to find lies about the founding of our country.  Advanced Placement (AP) American History is one of those dishonest resources that push ugly lies about our founding.  AP courses in general, are painted as the very best schools have to offer (plus they provide cheap college credit, an enticement for parents).

Text of an email that arrived today from Prager University:

“Food, football, and…oppression. That’s what Thanksgiving has come to mean for many Americans. Why? Because countless schools tell students that the Pilgrims fled persecution only to become persecutors themselves by depriving Native Americans of their land and their lives. Is that really what happened? Were previous generations of Americans sold a romanticized version of the Pilgrim story? In this week’s video, nationally syndicated radio host Michael Medved tells the truth about the first Thanksgiving.

“Did you know PragerU is a 501(c)3 non-profit?  Please consider a monthly donation to help us continue to reach young people with our videos. Donate here.”

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Transcript from PragerU of this PragerU video clip
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0264_Come hear Erica Shields & Matt Van Giesen Nov. 21_ “Good Guys” lost_history of Jeffco School District corruption with links_Newkirk articles_why he didn’t sue

Donna Jack
November 10, 2017

Erica and Matt to speak Nov 21 – please come

Erica and Matt will be speaking at the High Country Republican Club meeting, Tuesday November 21, 2017, 7:00 a.m. til 8:00 or a little longer.

Location:

The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park is located at: 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road, Evergreen CO 80439.  Call Ron Lewis for information:  303 810-1071

Breakfast is $10.

Election this week – The ‘good guys’ lost the election

The three people, who replaced Newkirk, Williams and Witt because of a recall election two years ago in 2015, were re-elected this week for four-year terms.  One of the three ran unopposed.  The two republicans who were challenging these union-controlled board members, were parents who had only stepped into the race 2 or 3 months before the election.

I am getting to know Erica and Matt.  When they were making phone calls, I was also calling  to let people know that Erica Shields and Matt Van Giesen were the two republicans on the ballot that were challenging the people already on the school board.

Erica and Matt are very caring parents, who are willing to sacrifice far beyond the call of duty, in order to help their children, and to help all children in public schools.  They intend to continue working for better public school education.

November 7, 2017 –
Jefferson County school board election

Last Tuesday there was an election to decide who would fill 3 seats on the Jefferson County Colorado School Board.  It had been two years since the Unions, Democrats and PTA had made up lies to unseat  the 3 republicans on the 5-person school board.

The 3 people who won that recall election in 2015, ran again this November, to keep their seats — they succeeded.  The public lost – never knowing what the issues really were — never knowing what the current board and their backers have been doing to fundamentally change our school district.

2015 and 2017 are stolen elections.

It is my belief that those seats were stolen  illegally and unethically, 2 years ago.  See blogs 0002, 0038_, 0053, 0080, and the 2015 petition for recall, and ballot for the recall — notice that wording of petition and ballot are identical). Continue reading

0263_November 7, 2017 School Board Elections in Jefferson County (Erica Shields and Matt Van Gieson); Douglas County (Scheffel, Mills, Nelson, Abresch)

Donna Jack
October 25, 2017

Choices for School Boards in Jefferson County and Douglas County:
DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
“Elevate” slate favors choice, charters, academic excellence
Deb Scheffel
Randy Mills
Grant Nelson
Ryan Abresch

JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
GOP challengers to CEA union-backed incumbents
Erica Shields
Matt Van Gieson

0262_Jeffco Supt Glass pushing bad teacher resources and curriculum_ “Trump Era Chaos stirred up the hatred that already existed” (editorial by Roberta Sutton)_Blogs on corrupted AP US History_Link to Prager U video about SPLC

Donna Jack
October 22, 2017

From Roberta’s letter:  “All of this is not BECAUSE Trump was elected, but his election has REVEALED what already existed.  The hatred and anti-Americanism was already there, . . . ”

The hateful supplemental material (Educator Resources) — recently recommended by Superintendent Jason Glass, for K-12 teachers in Jefferson County (Colorado) Public Schools —  is only an expansion of what public school children have been fed for years (this includes the teaching of AP U.S. History in recent years).

At the end of this blog post, is   1)  how to write and send letters to the editor; and 2) other blogs on this site, that talk about the superintendent’s new controversial resource list and curriculumNote:  The School Board of Education is supposed to decide on curriculum to be used in the classes — not the superintendent3)  list of blogs on this site about the AP U.S. History mess.

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Trump Era Chaos”
Letter by Roberta Sutton
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We’ve all noticed what chaos has emerged since Donald Trump’s election.

Right away there was a march of women against Trump who were wearing “Vagina Hats.”  There has been the surfacing of Antifa with their masked assailants, and their destruction and mayhem in Berkeley.  The NFL players have complaints about our police, and because of that, they  refuse to honor our nation and its flag and anthem.  All of them “attack” the President.

All of this is not BECAUSE Trump was elected, but his election has REVEALED what already existed.  The hatred and anti-Americanism was already there, but it was stirred up and brought to the fore because someone with a different belief than theirs was in charge—and Trump was going to be leading the nation in a different direction—one they didn’t agree with. Continue reading

0261_The Anti-hate Group that is a Hate Group – the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) – Prager University YouTube and transcript-October 12, 2017

Donna Jack
October 21, 2017/rev. Oct 22, 2017

Our Jefferson County Colorado Public School District Superintendent (Jason Glass), is pushing a huge increase of Leftist, anti-American, anti-White, anti-family, hate-filled class resources onto all grades, K-12.  He is also pushing his own brand of new curriculum on K-12.  See his recommended list of class resources supposedly intended to eliminate hate:

Educator Resources – dnld 2017-10-16 from website

Prager University Video:

Prager University has recently posted a video about the group from which Superintendent Glass has taken quite a bit of the content for his recommended resource list from — a list of resources he has recently sent out to all the K-12 teachers in our school district.

See previous blog posts on this site that address this same subject:   Glass unilaterally pushing new far-left curriculum:

Prager University
The Anti-Hate Group That is a Hate Group
[5 minutes and 5 seconds long]

https://www.prageru.com/courses/political-science/anti-hate-group-hate-group

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0260_Is Jeffco committed to teaching “white guilt” in our K-12 classrooms? (by Kim Lawrence Gilmartin)_

Donna Jack
October 17, 2017

See previous blog (0259) which is a companion to this blog – about John Newkirk’s talk about his recent op-ed which has caused a rabid stir among the Left and their followers.

An October 17, 2017 post by Kim Lawrence Gilmartin

During John Newkirk’s presentation this morning, he told of an October 16, 2017 post by Kim Lawrence Gilmartin.  See Blog Post 0259 for companion piece.

Her post can be read in a printable pdf on this site, is liked here to her post, and can be read below:

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Is Jeffco committed to teaching “white guilt” in our K-12 classrooms?

Having grown up in our post-60s world, I have admired the words of Martin Luther King, who professed his “dream,” that we should all be judged by something other than the color of our skin. Specifically, MLK spoke to a group of civil rights marchers in DC: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Of course he was right, which is easy for most of us to recognize today in retrospect. Skin color should have absolutely zero bearing on the world we live in.

And so it’s worth asking another question of my fellow citizens in Jeffco Colorado: Did you know that our new Jefferson County Schools Superintendent, Jason Glass, has taken a stance that advocates Jeffco schools should teach our kids about “white privilege?” In fact, Glass believes our children need to know the “importance of examining their whiteness: It’s impossible to see the privilege and dominance associated with white racial identity without acknowledging that whiteness.” That’s verbatim from the article “Why Talk About Whiteness” which Glass recommended in a list of “educator resources” he sent to EVERY teacher in our school system. He provided these “resources” for use in our classrooms to “address” hate and racism in America. And we are paying Glass over $1,000,000 in tax dollars over the next three years for this kind of “leadership.” Most people are not aware of this; but I think you should be.

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0259_Rabid response to Newkirk’s op-ed_ Reminiscent of 2014 shenanigans by unions_ Jeffco Superintendent Glass’ arrogant disregard for rules and attempts to push additional radical left-wing curriculum_ JUST SAY NO!

Donna Jack
October 17, 2017

This morning John Newkirk (former secretary of the Jeffco Board of Education) attended the High Country Republican Club breakfast (see Blog 0254).  He said that he has had the most vile negative responses to his recent opinion editorial — more irrational and raging responses than for any other of his articles over the past 2 years.   He says he has written many controversial articles before; but he must have hit a nerve! Newkirk-Opinion-Glass-9-2017

Let the superintendent hear from you, and send in a letter to the editor of the Canyon Courier, or other papers, letting them know you appreciate John’s opinion editorialhttp://www.canyoncourier.com/content/letter-editor
2017-10-17_How to write a letter to the Canyon Courier

John Newkirk’s presentation was excellent this morning, which was no surprise.  He spoke about the arrogant disregard for rules that our Superintendent Glass has displayed.  Read Superintendent Glass’ letter.

See Blog 0257 for 2017-08 message to jeffco schs on charlottesville va on this subject and comments.  These letters were sent to all legislators, and Representative Tim Leonard forwarded the document to me.  The second letter from Superintendent Glass has his recommended Charlottesville Educator Resource Guide, for new K-12 curriculum, which went to all teachers in the school district. Continue reading