Monthly Archives: February 2016

0079_February 28, 2016 – please be patient – working on indexing, checking links and correcting errors

Dear readers,

The number of blogs on this site has grown, so I am working on a system that numbers each post.  You can easily find a particular blog, find something of interest, and research using the index.  You can also find a blog by making a search with its blog number.

During this process, I am making corrections, and am adding some blogs that were never posted (making updates and corrections as I go).

In the meantime, there will be some glitches and index-number changes in the site, until the indexed numbering system is completed in a week or so.

During this time, you can still access all parts of the site, and all blog entries, through the Index.

Thank you for your patience.

Donna Jack

0078_Arne Duncan with Charlie Rose_YouTube_March 13, 2009_school should be 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round_Article telling how Arne reshaped American Education

Donna Jack
First posted Feb. 27, 2016/revised Feb. 28, 2016

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Sec. of Education Arne Duncan recently [before March 13, 2009] appeared on the Charlie Rose show. He discusses the impact of community schools on children, families and neighborhoods.”
[Quoted from the 45-second YouTube clip linked below:]

“Published on May 17, 2013

“Secretary Arne Duncan proposes schools become the center of the community and stay open 12-14 hours a day 7 days a week.

“Wait, I thought the family was the center of the community?”

The extended version of the Charlie Rose/Arne Duncan interview is 3 hours and 33 minutes long.


President Obama chose Arne Duncan to be U.S. Secretary of Education.  Arne was confirmed January 20, 2009, and stepped down October 2, 2015.

Here is an article: “How Arne Duncan Reshaped American Education.”  He accomplished most of his goals while U.S. Secretary of Education.

Lamar Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Education under a republican president, and Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education under a democrat president, both saw public school as the place children should be at, during their waking hours – not at home and not with their families.  Arne Duncan just expanded on Lamar’s bizarre picture of the role public school should play in the lives of children.

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.


0076_2015-04-09_U.S. Sec. of Ed, Arne Duncan on 50 Years of Congress passing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act_ESEA (speech & YouTube)_meet John King interim Sec of Ed (YouTubes)

Secretary Arne Duncan marked the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C., on April 9, 2015″

Notes by Donna Jack (Updated February 27, 2016):

A U.S. Department of Education speech (April 9, 2015), is also on YouTube.  It is 17 minutes 39 seconds long.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, gave a speech April 9, 2015, on the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act).  ESEA became federal law in 1965.  In this April 2015 speech Arne Duncan urges a new, updated ESEA law – a bipartisan law.

In December of 2015 that law passed, claiming it would bring control of education back to the states and school districts.  People of both parties believed that narrative, and almost all of them voted for it.  But the truth is, it did the opposite.  The federal government now has even more control over every school in this country.

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0075_1989 Governors Conference-Lamar Alexander_in school from 3 months old to 18 years old_YouTube_transcript

by Donna Jack

Lamar Alexander was the U.S. Secretary of Education under President H. W. Bush. He believed that a child should be in school from 3 months old until 18, 12 hours a day, year round. He saw no place for children in the lives of their families.

Some of Lamar’s quotes from the 1989 Governors’ Conference speech on Youtube:

“…these schools will serve children from age 3 months old to age 18.”

“…there ought to be a team of teachers attached to a child from the day that child arrives in the school to stay with that child all the way to the 8th grade”

“You would create just one school and you’d give the responsibility to one person who would form one team. You give them one year or so, and if they succeeded, then all the rest of us would want to be in that school, too! Wouldn’t we?”


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0074_Common Core: Subversive Threat to Education_Karen Bracken_April 8, 2013_YouTube

This particular video, which was made in 2013, is among the best presentations out there that lays out a straight-forward history of Common Core national standards (which drive curriculum and assessments) and introduces the people and organizations behind Common Core national standards and all that goes along with national standards.

You can read a transcript of the video, approved by Karen Bracken, the person who presents the information in the video.

This video gives information necessary to understand better what is going on today with Common Core, the College Board (AP, SAT, GED, etc), ACT, International Baccalaureate (IB program), and a number of other topics central to education.

Additionally you will hear some quotes by founders of public education in the U.S.A., and learn some of Bill Gates’ activities, goals and alliances.

Karen Bracken lives in Tennessee, and continues to work tirelessly to inform people about the take-over of our education.  Below is her 2013 presentation — Common Core: Subversive Threat to Education.

Published on Apr 23, 2013

Karen Bracken ( ) Presents Common Core: Subversive Threat to Education on 18 April 2013 at the Chattanooga TEA Party meeting. Introduction by Mark West, President of the Chattanooga TEA Party.

Transcript for above YouTube – approved by Karen Bracken.  You can “search” the transcript document by pressing “Ctrl” and “F” and typing in the name or subject, etc.



0073_Jonathan Gruber disclosed in testimony to a US House Committee, that the Obama administration intentionally lied about Obamacare_YouTube

Donna Jack, February 25, 2016
Following is a description of a YouTube,

“FOX NEWS: ObamaCare – Deception By Design”

which shares testimony explaining that Obamacare was sold to the public with deliberate lies.   Commentary is also on this 8-minute YouTube clip.

Amendment 69, to be on the ballot this November in Colorado, is being pushed with lies, the same way Obamacare was “sold to the public.”

The deceivers are intentionally working to trick the public in Colorado, into voting away their freedoms and wealth, and centralizing power into the hands of a few.  Amendment 69 is “Single Payer”  “Universal Healthcare” — centralized healthcare that has unlimited power to tax, and decide what health care individuals can have.

These lies about Obamacare continue to be told in almost all our public schools.  Students are kept separated from truth.   They will not be told what Amendment 69 really is, and what it will mean to their lives.  That keeps them enslaved.

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0072_link to 0022_How Politics Has Corrupted Higher Education: College/University Humanities Programs (1990)

Link to blog “How Politics Has Corrupted Higher Education: College/University Humanities Programs (1990)

Below is the introduction by Donna Jack to that blog :

This is a 55-minute video interview with Roger Kimball, an art critic and political commentator.  In the interview Kimball shares some of his background; talks about his book Tenured Radicals; speaks about the condition of our higher education which affects all of society; defines terms connected with “the academy” (higher education; and defines terms like: deconstruction, humanist and nihilism.

It is not light reading, but I wanted to link it here as a resource for people who are seriously researching what is going on in higher education.  It will help you understand why we should not be aligning our teaching of American History, or other subjects, with the philosophies prevalent in higher education.  Colleges and Universities, with rare exceptions,  exclusively teach Type #2 Education.

You can link to this post here.


0022_How Politics Has Corrupted Higher Education: College/University Humanities Programs (1990)

0071_Examples of votes that gave away more freedom_More information about Amendment 69

By Donna Jack, February 23, 2016

Here is a link to the entire 12-page proposed Amendment 69 Initiative measure


Some past examples in Colorado that dishonestly increased government power – Amendment 69 will be a repeat disaster, only on a larger scale.

1) Campaign Financing Laws – were designed to steal more power

Here in Colorado, Campaign Finance Laws were marketed as good for everyone.  I personally watched the first one pushed through at the capitol by a very far-left gentleman who was carving out more power for his interests, and taking away the voice of those he did not agree with.

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0070_Obama for Single Payer_YouTube posted 2008_let people know about the CO Amendment 69 “single payer” “universal health care” disaster

By Donna Jack, February 23, 2016

Here is a link to the entire 12-page proposed Amendment 69 Initiative measure.  Become familiar with this document.  Check it against any explanation booklet you see.

Uploaded on Jun 29, 2008_Obama on single payer health insurance_YouTube

A comment posted on this YouTube 2 years ago:

“I’m surprised payer[s, those who will pay for this] do not realize the “single payer” is going to be the federal government, meaning the PEOPLE’S TAXES.  not really a single payer, just a regulator.” Continue reading