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.
5.6.17 – Breitbart
May 4, 2017
Donna Garner forwarded this article across the country today. Following are a few selections from the article. You can link the article at: http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/04/competency-based-education-will-deepen-americas-education-crisis/
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 Robbins Continue reading
March 13, 2017/updated Mar 15, 2017
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.
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.
The information below about America’s Future, is taken from two locations
on their website:
“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.”
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,
was written in 2006.] Continue reading
February 10, 2017
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.
Read about America’s education cooperation with Soviet Russia in the attached article, written in 1986: “Soviets in the Classroom … America’s Latest Education Fad.” Note, Charlotte Iserbyt, the author of the article, says her article was originally boycotted in our country.
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
February 10, 2017
View online: http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/25111-un-demands-more-globalist-propaganda-in-school-textbooks
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
UN Demands More Globalist Propaganda in School Textbooks
Written by Alex Newman– Read the article online here. Below is an excerpt from the article:
“Under the direction of a known Communist Party operative from Bulgaria dogged by corruption charges, the scandal-plagued United Nations ‘education’ agency released a new report demanding broad changes to school textbooks around the world. It is the latest shot across the bow aimed at parental rights, local control of education, and national sovereignty.
“The goal of the ‘Global Education Monitoring Report‘ by the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is fairly transparent: accelerate the indoctrination of impressionable children worldwide with textbook propaganda promoting ‘global citizenship,’ the discredited man-made global-warming theory, homosexuality, transgenderism, and outright totalitarianism. And according to the report itself, school textbooks are the best way to do that. Continue reading