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0206_Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Implies Common Core Are ‘High Standards’ — she is wrong — by Dr. Susan Berry (May 6, 2017)_Dr. Sandra Stotsky_ Mike Pence_Dr. Jason Zimba_Dr. James Milgrim_Ze’ev Wurman

Donna Jack
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.

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5.6.17 – Breitbart

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/06/education-secretary-devos-implies-common-core-high-standards/

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says though Common Core no longer exists – itself a controversial statement – she hopes states will still “shoot high.”

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0077_ Jan. 27, 2016_Links to speeches of current interim U.S. Secretary of Education and former Secretary Arne Duncan

This link connects to a U.S. Department of Education site.

At that location you have access to the speeches of the current interim U.S. Secretary of Education, and the speeches of the previous U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.

 

http://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/remarks-us-secretary-education-arne-duncan-50th-anniversary-congress-passing-elementary-and-secondary-education-act%3C/a

 

0024_A Better Way to Look at the Political Spectrum – commentary and YouTube

[Notes by Donna Jack]

The Conventional Wisdom in academia and in the public square is that Communism and Fascism are excessive “left”/radical liberal – and excessive “right”/radical conservative. People believe they are extremes of to much liberal and too much conservative – and that both end up in the same bad place. They are right about the results of both forms of government ending up the same for its citizens.

But these extremes can better be explained by asking the question, “How much control does government have?” The thing that unites communism and fascism is not their classification of being extreme right or left, but rather how much control government has over its citizens under fascism and communism. To what degree does government rule? How much liberty does an individual have?

This YouTube video clip explains that when all is said and done, there are really only three basic types of rule: total rule by a few people in control;  balanced rule where law protects citizens and where people have a voice in their government; and the absence of any government at all.  The third category is very temporary, and having no government quickly moves into total rule by a few.

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