0225_Parents, Here’s a Resource to Help You Protect Your Student’s Privacy_by Jane Robbins May 17, 2017

Donna Jack
July 4, 2017

From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:02 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: PARENTS, HERE’S A RESOURCE TO HELP YOU PROTECT YOUR STUDENT’S PRIVACY – BY JANE ROBBINS – TAE – 5.17.17

5.17.17 – Truth in American Education

 https://truthinamericaneducation.com/privacy-issues-state-longitudinal-data-systems/parents-resource-protect-student-privacy/

 Parents, Here’s a Resource to Help You Protect Your Student’s Privacy
BY JANE ROBBINS 

Even parents who understand some of the threats to their school-age children’s privacy may not know how serious the situation really is, especially in the increasingly technology-driven classroom. All parents should download the Parent Toolkit just released by the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy to educate themselves about the problems and learn how to protect their children.

The Toolkit is a well-sourced guide to statutes that affect student privacy and to parental rights under those statutes. It includes guidance on how to protect privacy, both at home and at school; how to evaluate a school vendor’s privacy policy; how to talk to schools, teachers, and districts; and how to advocate for better protections. Parents will especially appreciate the clear FAQs and model forms for opting out of certain types of data-collection and -disclosure.

Policymakers won’t pay serious attention to student-privacy issues until parents begin to demand it. Armed with the Coalition’s information, parents can better protect their own children and advocate for greater protections for all children.

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 Donna Garner
Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

0224_June 19, 2017_Republicans and Lost Promise of Local Control in Education_Emmett McGroarty & Jane Robbins

Donna Jack
posted July 4, 2017

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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:40 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: REPUBLICANS AND THE LOST PROMISE OF LOCAL CONTROL IN EDUCATION – BY EMMETT MC GROARTY AND JANE ROBBINS

6.19.17 – The Hill

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/education/338469-republicans-and-the-lost-promise-of-local-control-in-education

But warning signs on the horizon indicate these promises are waning. First came news that the Department of Education may deny Alabama’s request to replace a …

“Republicans and the lost promise of local control in education”
BY EMMETT MCGROARTY AND JANE ROBBINS, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS
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When the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was enacted in 2015 to replace the hated No Child Left Behind law, the new legislation’s supporters trumpeted that, henceforth, control over education would reside with the states.

“With this bill,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) promised, “we are sending power back to the people.”

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0223_An Autobiography: The Atheism That Saved Me—by Robert Morlan

Donna Jack
July 1, 2017, edited July 3, 2017

The Atheism That Saved Me  by Robert Morlan

Last Tuesday I bought The Atheism That Saved Me, by Robert (Bob) Morlan, and finished reading it by the next morning.  It is a very valuable book, which shares insight into why some people choose to believe God does not exist.  When Bob met his future wife Jann, Bob was an atheist and Jann was an agnostic.  They continued in those beliefs for many years.

In his book, Bob reveals how God rescued him and his wife — even though they were two people who had no interest in Him whatsoever.

You can email Bob and order his book at:
bobmorlan211@gmail.com

(He has self-published his book, so ordering directly from him will help him the most to pay for publishing.)

The cost of each copy of his book ordered directly from him, is $15 plus $4 shipping and handling.

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Bob Morlan – author of The Atheism That Saved Me.
[The following four paragraphs are from the back cover of the book published two years ago, in 2015 — paragraphs after that bring you up to date with Bob and Jann’s life.]:

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0222_ Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program to be Reconsidered by CO Supreme Court in Light of Trinity Lutheran Ruling_The Blaine Amendment

Donna Jack
June 28, 2017

Email from Independence Institute
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MEDIA ADVISORY
June 27, 2017
Contact: Ross Izard, 303-570-4675 or Ross@i2i.org

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Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program to be Reconsidered by CO Supreme Court in Light of Trinity Lutheran Ruling

We are so excited about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Trinity Lutheran case, and what that could mean for the students in Douglas County and throughout the nation.

As you can tell from today’s Wall Street Journal editorial, the decision could signal the beginning of the end for bigoted “Blaine” language in some 38 state constitutions. But it doesn’t guarantee it.

A quick explanation here. Blaine language says that the government can’t give money to “sectarian” schools. Our Ross Izard explains how these hateful laws came to be and how this post-civil war representative hoped his anti-Catholic crusade would propel him into the White House. (Spoiler…it didn’t.)

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0221_Part 8 HUD/AFFH–June 27, 2017_letter to County Commissioners before their vote

Donna Jack
June 28, 2017

This is a letter to the Jeffco County Commissioners June 27, 2017 — given them yesterday, before I testified:

Commissioners – I appreciate the opportunity to speak.

Commissioner Szabo asked me to sort through colliding opinions about whether or not to accept HOME and CDBG money.

People on both sides are convinced they are looking out for people in this county – both sides are aware of a shortage of housing for seniors, low income working people, etc.

After weeks of interviews and study, I recommend voting against accepting HOME and CDBG money.

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The people I talked with in our county government are working well over 8-hour days, to bring people out of poverty.  They are providing personal counseling, and schooling to train people to become literate and competent, so they can qualify for better jobs.  Some is financed with the help of HUD money.

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People who don’t want us to accept the funding, are also working tirelessly.  They research and inform, and find money to replace HOME and CDBG money. They believe that the federal government should get out of the housing business, so we can have a voice in where and how we live.

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0220_Part 7 HUD/AFFH–June 27, 2017 Colorado Jefferson County, County Commissioners voted unanimously to accept HUD CDBG/HOME money for another year_and begin phasing out of relying on the funding in 2020

Donna Jack
June 28, 2017

For other blogs on this issue, search “HUD/AFFH”

Yesterday the Colorado Jefferson County, County Commissioners voted 3-0 to accept the HUD CDBG/HOME money for another year.

The “new rule for AFFH” will be implemented for Jefferson County in 2020.  The Commissioners passed an amendment which says they will by 2020 begin phasing out of accepting AFFH CDBG/HOME money.

The Commissioners are:

Casey Tighe – democrat
Libby Szabo – republican
Don Rosier – republican

The hearing was from about 6 hours long, with just two or three breaks.

Contact Information
Board of County Commissioners
You can contact them at:
http://jeffco.us/bcc/contact/

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0219_Part 6 HUD/AFFH – Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing_not kindness_soon to vote_table of contents Agency Tyranny book_4 YouTubes linked!

Donna Jack
June 21, 2017

HUD — the Department of Housing and Urban Developmet
AFFH — Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Contents in this blog:

1.  Jeffco Commissioners vote this month whether to accept HUD/AFFH Grant money
HUD is the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Introduction to short YouTube about AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing)
2.  Short YouTube — AFFH in 5 Minutes – great introduction to AFFH taking more control.
3.  Transcript of the AFFH in 5 Minutes YouTube linked above
4.  Some believe it is kind for the government to give HUD/AFFH grant money
5.  History of HUD and AFFH, and the e-book Agency-Tyranny-How to STOP HUD’s
           Devastating Attack on Property Rights-ebook — you can download the book.

THIS MONTH OUR COLORADO JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WILL VOTE WHETHER TO ACCEPT HUD/AFFH GRANT MONEY
— Let them know why they should not accept the HUD/AFFH money.

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0218_ALABAMA TEST CASE OF TRUMP ADMIN’S COMMITMENT TO LOCAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION – BY DR. SUSAN BERRY — BREITBART – 6.14.17

Donna Jack
2017-06-19

Excerpt from email that follows:

“Senior fellow at American Principles Project Emmett McGroarty tells Breitbart News:

“The fact that Alabama can’t freely choose its assessments confirms that ESSA failed to return control over K-12 education back to state and local government.  No person, no administration has come up with a way for the federal government to exercise such power without it being an unaccountable political bully. It is time to stop this farce and to truly return education policymaking to state and local government, where it would be closest to parents and other citizens.”

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 From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:03 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: ALABAMA TEST CASE OF TRUMP ADMIN’S COMMITMENT TO LOCAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION – BY DR. SUSAN BERRY — BREITBART – 6.14.17

 6.14.17 – Breitbart

 “Alabama ‘Test Case’ of Trump Administration’s Commitment to Local Control of Education”

By Dr. Susan Berry

 http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/14/alabama-test-case-trump-administrations-commitment-local-control-education/

 The Trump Department of Education’s rejection of a request by Alabama to drop the ACT Aspire test for its students in favor of different tests is spurring sentiment that the state may well be a “test case” to see how committed President Donald Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are to “local control” of education.

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0217_June 12, 2017 _Trump’s Smart Cuts to Education_By Williamson Evers & Viki Alger__L.A. Times_TRIO, GEAR UP, the Mathematica Policy Research Group, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, School Improvement Grant (SIG) program,

Donna Jack
June 17, 2017

From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:30 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: TRUMP’S SMART CUTS TO EDUCATION — BY WILLIAMSON EVERS & VICKI ALGER — L. A. TIMES – 6.12.17
  [full article at:  http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-evers-alger-trump-education-cuts-good-20170612-story.html ]

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0216_Hyde Amendment Showdown on Obamacare_by John & Andy Schlafly_June 14, 2017_sign up for facebook, email, etc.

Donna Jack
June 16, 2017

There are people within the republican party seeking to undermine life and family and religion.  This article is about subversion being used to attempt elimination of the Hyde Amendment.

The email below is linked here — and in pdf form here
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From: Phyllis Schlafly Eagles <jordan=phyllisschlafly.com@mail16.suw17.mcsv.net> on behalf of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles <jordan@phyllisschlafly.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:38 PM
To:
Subject: Phyllis Schlafly News & Notes 6-14-17
http://phyllisschlafly.com/hyde-amendment-showdown-on-obamacare-137

Hyde Amendment Showdown on Obamacare

John and Andy Schlafly
06-14-2017

The Hyde Amendment has long been the single most important pro-life legislation at the federal level, originally enacted in 1976 and upheld on a 5-4 vote by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1980.  The amendment, which is an annual rider to the federal budget, prohibits the use of federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortion.

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