September 4, 2017
This came in from Donna Garner today.
The first part of her August 24, 2017 email, concerns the harmful effects on our children, of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act).
Then she has an August 24, 2017 article by SHANE VANDER HART about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and the assessments that will accompany it. See Blog 0244 which is about SEL.
Following the SEL information, is information on CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning.
Then read about “PERC — The PERC is a computer-based tool that assesses students’ Persistence, Effort, Resilience and Challenge-seeking behavior. These are key behavioral expressions of a growth mindset of intelligence.”
August 18, 2017
“conversion of public schools from places of learning into therapeutic institutions for diagnosing and treating perceived social-emotional problems.“
“DESSA is there to rate students on their behaviors but then to offer intervention to improve their scores. Social awareness is one of the key competencies to ensure the students are aware and accepting of race and diversity.”
“too many public schools no longer focus on imparting academic knowledge. Rather, egged on by the federal government and private players, they consider children to be patients in need of treatment to dislodge personality characteristics that don’t match the government’s preferred profile.”
From: Donna Garner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 10:14 AM
5.25.17 – The National Pulse
“Mental Health Assessments or Standardized Testing? Lines Are Blurring.” – by Emmett McGroarty
This piece was co-authored by Jane Robbins, an attorney and senior fellow at the American Principles Project.
In The Wall Street Journal recently, New Hampshire physician Dr. Aida Cerundolo blew the whistle on faux mental-health assessment of public-school students in the Granite State. Some K-8 students are being subjected to blanket screening by untrained, unlicensed personnel, with serious questions about use or protection of the resulting records. And parents not only haven’t consented to this process, they haven’t even been told it’s happening. Continue reading
July 6, 2017/updated July 7, 2017
Introduction to “North Korean Refugee Tells Her Story.”
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Said by Ronald Reagan – quotations by Ronald Reagan
40th president of US (1911 – 2004)
We must do our best to stand up for freedom, and protect our children from the “one world” “godless” teachings that are being infused into the minds of students in almost all public schools, and in many private schools — including Christian schools and other religious schools. It begins in nurseries, pre-schools and day-cares – and continues in all forms of public (and even private) education – even at Christian universities and seminaries. The popular media in our country continues the narrative of one world without God.
“Without God, all things are permitted.”―
Eliminate recognition of the existence and intervention of God, and you have totalitarian states.
A friend of mine who escaped Communist China tells a similar story as the young lady from North Korea — this similar story exists across the world — repeated accounts of the fear, brain-washing, and brutality like this young Korean witnessed and experienced as she grew up under Communism in China.
North Korean Refugee Tells Her Story.
Listen to this dear young lady who is a refugee from North Korea. Her account is heartbreaking…and a foreboding warning to us. Centralized control leads to uncontrolled abuses.