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.
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 →
Recently I completed my first reading of Elizabeth Bentley’s autobiography, Out of Bondage: The Story of Elizabeth Bentley. This blog is an introduction to the personal drama that Elizabeth Bentley lived through. You will experience breath-taking adventure as you read for yourself — the first-hand account of her life as an international Soviet Communist espionage agent!
NOTE: Soviet espionage is not confined to the 1930s and 1940s. It has continued, and still exists today.
Through her book, Elizabeth takes you with her as she comes to believe that she is going to help make the world a better place for everyone. Eventually you will experience with her, the growing horror that she feels, as she gradually discovers she has been duped — and then realizes that she is trapped. She finds herself part of a world-wide sinister plan to enslave the part of mankind that will be allowed to live. Would she be allowed to live, or would anyone else she knew survive?
Elizabeth Bentley is another one of our true American Heroes who ends up risking everything, including her own life, in order to help uncover the operation that she for many years, had an active part in implementing and managing.
This blog piece focuses on some of how she got ensnared into Communism.
Her experience is in many ways common to countless people who have gotten sucked into supporting the goal of Communist world domination, believing the fantasy that Communist promise: justice and fairness for all mankind.
How can an educated, white, middle-class person, get to the point in their life, where they want to risk their life to help destroy their own country? As you read Elizabeth’s autobiography you find some answers to that question. 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.
In Blog Post 0178 you can read Joseph Goebbels’ quote — it talks about making up a huge lie and repeating it over and over to manipulate people. You can also read his quote in Quotation 26 on the Quotations page of this website.
We need to be slow to judge people, and slow to anger. Those who wish to control us, use against us, our weakness to swiftly judge and to get angry. They keep repeating lies — lies that are designed to divide.
It is difficult to avoid judging people,
when quick harsh judgment is all around us every day.
Almost no matter where we go, people seem to be angry, saying bad things about people — frequently these uncomplimentary words are about people they don’t even know. People often seem to be eager to cut someone else down. These harsh unkind words are not only focused on strangers, but just as easily shift focus to people close to home: people in our schools, our churches, at work, in our neighborhoods, clubs … and in our own families .
Blog post 0090 goes into detail about “Label-Libel” — a term I found in a book
from a New Mexico teacher supply store.
Human nature is a combination of both good and bad. Those who have evil goals in mind to control other people, frequently take advantage of the weaknesses of human nature (greed, selfishness, dishonesty, pride, vengeance, gossip, hatred, anger, impatience). They encourage and feed these weaknesses, in order to divide us from each other, so that they can accomplish their own selfish goals.
First published in part Jan. 30 2017/Totally rewritten and published February 10, 2017
Robert Morris first published “Soviets in the Classroom” in 1989, soon after he became the new chairman of the board at America’s Future. See Blogs #0173, 0174 & 0175, which talk about or mention the article “Soviets in the Classroom.”
This blog is an introduction to the organization called America’s Future, that began in 1946.
“Our historical commitment and our current strategic position make the United States the central redoubt of human liberty. If we fall, the lights of liberty will be extinguished all over the world for the foreseeable future.”
Robert Morris Self Destruct: Dismantling America’s Internal Security
“The original America’s Future, Inc., established in 1946, headquartered for many years in New Rochelle, New York, and now in St. Louis, Missouri — for 57 years [has been] dedicated to the preservation of our free enterprise system and our constitutional form of government.”
[Editor dj note: The above quote, from the front page of the America’s Future website,
waswritten in 2006.]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 →
YouTube of President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference Jan. 11, 2017
addressing the fake news that claimed it came from an intelligence agency,
and explaining how he is putting a firewall between himself
and all his investments/businesses —
he reveals the huge financial sacrifices of his family members.
January 11, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump gave a news conference in Manhattan. You can watch and listen to the entire news conference here:
Transcript of President-Elect Donald Trump’s January 11, 2017 Press Conference
[transcript by The New York Times]
The New York Times posted a transcript of the entire news conference. It is attached.
After President-elect Trump made some remarks, and answered some questions from the press, he then turned over the press conference to Ms. Sheri Dillon, “a prominent attorney in Washington, D.C., with the prestigious firm of Morgan Lewis.” The firm of Morgan Lewis “structured the agreements pursuant to the president’s business arrangements.” Ms. Dillon gave remarks. She reported multiple things that Trump and his family and the Trump organization have been doing to demonstrate his efforts to remain above reproach.
The work that has been accomplished so quickly is very impressive. And the financial and personal sacrifice of all the members of his family are beyond anything that can be expected. Continue reading →
Definitions of anarchy and socialism at the end of this blog post.
A November request I made, to head off a repeat of the
Colorado Jefferson County teacher/student walkouts that took place in 2015
At the end of a Student Accountability Committee (SAC) meeting at Conifer High School, I said I hoped that the school, and the school district, had plans in place to head off any future teacher/student protests during school hours – to stop a repeat of what they did in 2015 at Conifer High School.
I commented that the school district, possibly the Superintendent of the Colorado Jefferson County Schools, should make it clear that such walkouts would not go without punishment. My request was not answered, but that might have been because it was near the end of a 2-hour meeting.
I did not realize that plans were being made to have walkouts in Jefferson County schools, and across the country, to protest Trump winning the election. Continue reading →