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 particular video, which was made in 2013, is among the best presentations out there that lays out a straight-forward history of Common Core national standards (which drive curriculum and assessments) and introduces the people and organizations behind Common Core national standards and all that goes along with national standards.
This video gives information necessary to understand better what is going on today with Common Core, the College Board (AP, SAT, GED, etc), ACT, International Baccalaureate (IB program), and a number of other topics central to education.
Additionally you will hear some quotes by founders of public education in the U.S.A., and learn some of Bill Gates’ activities, goals and alliances.
Karen Bracken ( http://tnacc.weebly.com ) Presents Common Core: Subversive Threat to Education on 18 April 2013 at the Chattanooga TEA Party meeting. Introduction by Mark West, President of the Chattanooga TEA Party.
Transcript for above YouTube – approved by Karen Bracken. You can “search” the transcript document by pressing “Ctrl” and “F” and typing in the name or subject, etc.
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 →
I wish the “feel good” statements made by Daniel Henninger in today’s Wall Street Journal article were true; but unfortunately, they are not totally accurate. I wish the College Board had really changed its leftist content in the AP U. S. History Framework (APUSH), but it has not. The College Board is trying to “pull the wool over the eyes” of the American public.
Fortunately for us, Stanley Kurtz, Emmett McGroarty, and Jane Robbins have tracked carefully the “supposed” changes made by the College Board.
Here is what has really happened. David Coleman is the architect of the Common Core Standards. When he finished doing his damage there, he became the president of the College Board. Upon taking on that position, he announced publicly that all College Board products (e.g., all AP tests, SAT, Pre-SAT) would be aligned to the Common Core Standards. True to his word, the College Board came out with its leftist version of AP U. S. History (APUSH) in the summer of 2014. Continue reading →