Category Archives: School methods that do opposite of claims

0335_New Update Apr. 24, 2018_ Teacher Walkouts (in 27 CO school districts) Potentially Cost Taxpayers $13.3 Million_ plus cost for classified employees_ and cost to parents, etc. – by Ed is Watching

Donna Jack
April 29, 2018

Shouldn’t teachers and administrators who encourage (or take part in) walkouts during school hours be fired?!?  Shouldn’t that also be the case for ones who encourage students and teachers to walkout during school hours?

This needs to be stopped – these people are eating up our tax dollars with their tyrannical and bullying behavior.  And they are causing parents and children grief (financial and emotional).  They are negative role models for our children.

The article below by Ed is Watching, was linked in Blog 0334.

It can be found at:  http://ediswatching.org/teacher-walkouts-potentially-cost-taxpayers-11-5-million/

New Update: Teacher Walkouts Potentially Cost Taxpayers $ 13.3 Million



According to Colorado Chalkbeat, 27 Colorado school districts have cancelled classes due to the teacher walkouts scheduled later this week. Based on the average teacher salary in each district plus the cost of PERA benefits, the teacher walkouts in the 27 districts are potentially costing taxpayers $13.3 million. This figure does not include classified employees who serve at each school.

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0334_It’s the First Day of School Shutdowns_ Blog Mandy Connell | KOA NewsRadio_ So what we have here is another example of the NEA pushing pure propaganda to ramp up the sympathy train so the teachers unions make more money. (Apr. 26, 2018)

Donna Jack
April 26, 2018

Teachers in my school district in Colorado (Jefferson) and also in Douglas County schools, are striking and lobbying at the state Capitol.  They claim Colorado ranks 46th in teacher pay – not true.  The NEA (National Education Association) lied.  Colorado teachers are 30th or 31st — closer to the middle of the pack.

Aren’t we paying them to teach in school — not strike to hold tax payers hostage?  Public school employees should never strike.   They should educate our children.  At least that is what we would ideally want.

Today Mandy Connell posted some comments on her blog about this subject.

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Subject: It’s the First Day of School Shutdowns Blog | Mandy Connell | KOA NewsRadio

https://koanewsradio.iheart.com/featured/mandy-connell/content/2018-04-26-its-the-first-day-of-school-shutdowns-blog/

posted by Mandy –

17 hours ago

JEFFERSON COUNTY AND DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE SHUT DOWN TODAY So the people who claim to care more than ANYONE about our CHIIIILLLLLDREN can throw a collective hissy at the Capitol today.  The Wear Red for Ed movement even has nifty shirts for teachers to wear.  Look at the logo I just grabbed from the CEA website:

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0311_”Teachers’ Unions Support Student Walkouts As Protest To Change Gun Laws” By Dr. Susan berry — another effort from the Left (who have great control over most of our schools) to destabilize our country.

Donna Jack
March 14, 2018

I have witnessed since my first child went to school around 1975, that the schools have been used as Change Agents – to mold our country into a socialist paradise [which is an oxymoron (a combination of contradictory or incongruous words)]. One of the first things socialist governments do as they take over is to confiscate all guns.

This walk-out today is a continuation of the efforts of the Left to take away all guns.

The schools in my part of Colorado carried out this “walk-out” tactic during school hours, to use students to give the impression that the students were rising up — because they wanted the majority of 3 republicans on the school district school board to be recalled.  Once again, it was controlled and orchestrated by the school unions.  Unions pressured teachers, and teachers pressured students into marching.  Teachers called in”sick” and did not come to school.  This put a huge burden on the school district.  Students didn’t know why they were marching, except for sound bites told to them by their teachers.

You will find that this is the case today as well.  One friend told today, that her son’s teacher told his English class that they had to protest today.  The peer pressure alone is going to empty the schools — kids don’t like to be singled out – and they don’t want to be punished with low grades, or other methods of punishment used in the classrooms.

A quote from the end of the article below:

“Asking them to disrupt learning time, during the regular school day, to make a political statement is unconscionable,” she adds. “It shows what little regard national organizers actually have for the students whose individual schools they hope to destabilize or for the adults who are charged with running them.”

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0308_Broward County Likely ‘Inspiration’ for Obama School Discipline Policy to Report Fewer Arrests, Suspensions (A policy that brings down the statistics of crimes)_ Dr. Susan Berry_Breitbart Feb 26, 2018

Donna Jack
March 3, 2018

The cause of the murders in the Broward County school district was created by their policy to stop reporting “school suspensions, expulsions, and arrests” in order to make it look like crimes were not taking place in minority communities.  Their policies preceded “The Obama School Discipline Policy [that] was to report fewer arrests, suspensions”, etc.

Referred to in the article below is the 2014 Joint Dear Colleague Letter from the Obama Administration.  Link:  Joint Dear Colleague Letter_2014_Obama Administration_
https://www2.ed.gov/print/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201401-title-vi.html

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From: FROM DONNA GARNER [mailto:wgarner1@hot.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2018 1:44 PM
To:     Subject: BROWARD CO. IS LIKELY INSPIRATION FOR OBAMA’S HARMFUL DISCIPLINE PROGRAM

2.26.18 – Breitbart

 “Broward County Likely ‘Inspiration’ for Obama School Discipline Policy to Report Fewer Arrests, Suspensions”

By Dr. Susan Berry

The Broward County school district’s adoption of a school discipline policy that was praised by the Obama administration for seeking to reduce the reported number of school suspensions, expulsions, and arrests may have played a role in the fact that Nikolas Cruz remained under the radar until his shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.

 “The facts pattern that has emerged strongly suggests it played a role,” Manhattan Institute senior fellow Max Eden tells Breitbart News. “It’s not actually accurate to say that what Broward County did was the result of the Obama policy.  

It might be more accurate to say that what Broward County did was in some way the inspiration for Obama’s policy.”

 The Obama-era Departments of Education and Justice – under education secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder-issued school guidelines in 2014 that claimed students of color are “disproportionately impacted” by suspensions and expulsions, a situation they said leads to a “school-to-prison pipeline” that discriminates against minority and low-income students.

 “Broward County was the first to have the goal of lowering suspensions, lowering expulsions, lowering arrests,” explains Eden. 

“And, so, they decided to reduce police involvement by not bringing in cops to arrest kids for a whole range of serious offenses, and then, as you would expect, the arrests go down when you stop arresting. That was taken to be a sign of success, based on that metric alone.” Continue reading

0291_Jan. 1, 2018_DeVos’ Speech on Education Reform_ The Good, The Bad, and the Incomplete_ Jane Robbins, Emmett McGroarty excerpts _Common Core _ ESSA

Donna Jack
January 18, 2018

Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty say U.S. Department of Education
Secretary Betsy DeVos is missing the obvious

Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty sent out an article, part of which is in this blog post.

In their article they point out that DeVos recommends making all learning individualized, with each student in front of a computer, possibly at home.

Jane and Emmett point out that:  “so-called personalized learning is actually depersonalized, computerized training rather than genuine education.

Robbins and McGroarty suggest Betsy DeVos improve education by:

(1) freeing the states from all federal mandates to the extent she can under the law; (2) working with Congress to revise ESSA to eliminate all mandates; and (3) creating a workable plan to shut down her department.”  (The U.S. Department of Education)

Editorial comment – more needs to be done: 

There also needs to be a change in the content of what is taught in schools, and how students are being taught in schools — changing from Type #2 education, and returning to Type #1 education.  [Type #1 and Type #2 education are discussed on the Home Page of this website, and in blogs:  0005, 0091, and 0247]

Teachers need to be taught to teach, rather than being trained and forced to be facilitators and baby-sitters, spying and reporting on students, parents and other teachers.

Information on ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act)

ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act) codified individual data tracking, social, emotional, behavioral and attitude standards and interventions, and a lot more:   0252, 0248, 0244, 0206, 0205, 0097

ESSA didn’t change some of what was already going on in many schools, but since it became federal law in December 2015, it has been officially forcing every school to comply.

Betsy DeVos’ American Enterprise Institute (AEI) speech linked in full

You can read here the full transcript of the speech U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave on January 16, 2018, at an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) conference, “Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.” Continue reading

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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