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Wednesday
Apr022014

Opt-Out Form (Copy and Paste and Put In Your Own State's List of Tests -from your State Dept of Ed website)

Please find three version of non-consent to testing/assessments.  These are suggestions after having looked at many opt out or refusal forms.  Please visit this excellent website and determine for yourself what is best for your situation.  NY has been at it a lot longer than most states.  Here are additional link to study about the Hatch Amendment

The first one should have the model notification printed on back and gives you the rights to receive notice and opportunity to opt out (see number 3) and the right to inspect (and not samples).

The second one is a Refusal Letter as many are being told they can not opt out.  In this situation, your child needs to bring one everyday of testing and he/she can not fill in any of the test (just push it aside-don't even put in name).

Third one is for those that wants to just take child out of testing period.

As parent/legal guardian you do have rights.  Please study.  These are just food for thought samples.  We will be praying for you.

 

 1.

PPRA Notice and Consent/Opt-Out  (Model Notification--print on back)
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232h, requires[School District]to notify and obtain consent or allow  parents/guardians to opt  child out of participating in certain school activities. These activities include a student survey, analysis, or evaluation that concerns one or more of the following eight areas (“protected information surveys”):  1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; 2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family; 3. Sex behavior or attitudes; 4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior; 5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships; 6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers; 7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or 8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.  This requirement also applies to the collection, disclosure or use of student information for marketing purposes (“marketing surveys”) and physical exams and screenings.

I __________________________________________do not give my consent for_______________________________
                              (parent)                                    (child)
to participate in any student survey, analysis, class, evaluation or other activity pertaining to any of the above-listed eight categories, and I direct that  said child be excused from any such activities including any of the following testing/assessment:
ACT Explore, ACT Plan, ACT Quality Core End-of-Course Assessments, ACT WorkKeys, ACT Plus Writing Assessment, ACT Aspire, Alabama Science Assessment, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

( __) Student should also be opted-out  of preliminary pre-testing associated with the assessments.


My child should not be considered truant, have an unexcused absence, be punished, be criticized or ostracized in any way for opting out.   Thank you for your cooperation.    

                                                                                                
____________________________________________________
Parent’s signature

Please make a copy for parent and place initial of school personnel receiving form here:__________.

Date:__________________________                

 

School Year:____________________       


School Name and Address:        

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________

(Copy and Paste)

 2.

Refusal Letter

Date______________   Grade_______________

School ___________________________________
 
We are writing today to formally inform you of our decision to refuse to allow
child______________________________, to participate in any standardized assessments imposed on children across the state for the 2013-2014 school year. Our refusal should in no way reflect on the teachers, administration, or school board. This was not an easy decision for us, but we feel that we have no other choice. We simply see these tests as harmful, expensive, and a waste of time and valuable resources. Our child will not participate in any assessments other than those solely used for diagnostic purposes for the individual classroom teachers.
 
 ________________________will not participate in the following:  Any benchmark exams / pre–assessments / standardized assessments, any surveys, or “field tests” given by corporate or government entities or testing companies,  any  assessment used to evaluate teacher, including any of these (as pertain to his/her grade level):  ACT Explore, ACT Plan, ACT Quality Core End-of-Course Assessments, ACT WorkKeys, ACT Plus Writing Assessment, ACT Aspire, Alabama Science Assessment, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

We anticipate that ______________ will be treated fairly during assessment periods, as this was not his decision, but ours, as his parents.  We hope that you will allow my child to read silently during assessment periods.  If not, please let me know what you will allow my child to do.

Just to be clear, ______________________________(school district) does not have permission to administer any state or district mandated standardized benchmark assessments to my child ________________________.http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title20/html/USCODE-2011-title20-chap48-subchapI.htm

 
Signature of Parent/Guardian_____________________________________________

School office-please initial receipt here____________and make a copy for parent.  Thank you.


Parental Rights
The US Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the parents have the fundamental righ to direct the upbringing and education of their children.  In recognition of both the right and responsibility of parents to control their children's education, the US Supreme Court has stated, "It is cardinal with us that the custody, care, and nurture of the child reside first in the parents, whose primary function and freedom include preparation for obligations the State can neither supply nor hinder."  Prince v. Massachusetts, 321 U.S. 158, 166 (1944).

The US Supreme Court has recognized that the right of parents to raise their children free from unreasonable state interference is one of the unwritten liberties protected by the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and criticized a state legislature for trying to interfere "with the power of parents to control the education of their own." Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 US 390,401 (1923).

____________________________________________________________________________________

 3.

Letter of No Consent



As the parent, or legal guardian of ______________________________, under U.S legislation and federal court decisions, I have the fundamental and legal right to direct the upbringing and education of my child which the school may not deny. 
In recognition of both the right and responsibility of parents to control their children's education, the US Supreme Court has stated, "It is cardinal with us that the custody, care, and nurture of the child reside first in the parents, whose primary function and freedom include preparation for obligations the State can neither supply nor hinder."  Prince v. Massachusetts, 321 U.S. 158, 166 (1944).

The US Supreme Court has recognized that the right of parents to raise their children free from unreasonable state interference is one of othe unwritten liberties protected by the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and criticized a state legislature for trying to interfere "with the power of parents to control the education of their own." Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 US 390,401 (1923).

The PPRA also affords parents certain rights regarding conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement (PPRA):
Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution.
Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by ED.

Please be advised that I do not give consent for my child, ___________________, to be participating in any of the testing during the current school year such as these listed:
Global Scholar, ACT Explore, ACT Plan, ACT Quality Core End-of-Course Assessments, ACT WorkKeys, ACT Plus Writing Assessment, ACT Aspire, Alabama Science Assessment, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
We will be keeping ___________ out of school during the initial testing period and will not allow him to be tested during the make-up period.
Child’s name ____________________________________________ Grade Level _________
Parent’s name (printed) _______________________________________________________
Parent’s signature __________________________________________ Date______________
School Name ________________________________________________________School Year _________

Received by_____________________________________________ Date Received________

Just to be clear district does not have permission to administer any state or district mandated standardized benchmark assessments to my child


Wednesday
Mar192014

What Does Movie GOD Is NOT Dead Have To Do With Common Core-In Short That Is A Main Subject Of Common Core

There is a new movie out called God is not Dead and it stars Kevin Sorbo.  This is a must watch for all but specially for teens.  There has been a huge movement to remove God from schools , the halls of Congress, the military (even in military funerals) and you see the results.  But no matter how hard those who do not believe try--GOD's Not Dead.  He Lives!!!For in him we live (zao {dzah'-o}, and move, and have our being; Acts 17:28

Here is an interview with the author of the book God's Not Dead:

Here is a trailer for those who would like to see:

This movie is so timely as everyone is struggling with so many things.  It seems like the world and problems are spinning faster than ever.  At times it takes a lot just to make it through a day.  Even something that used to be so simple as sending your kids to school is not so simple anymore.  You used to could trust that the school was a safe place for your child to learn so that he would have a good foundation for the future.

But alas, as always there are those who like the character Kevin Sorbo plays--think they are God.  Some are in business like Bill Gates of Microsoft and his cronies and some are in the highest offices of the land who with the power they weild can make mountains of policies move as we saw in Obamacare.  Then they have their minions throughout the land and throughout the states seeing the changes within the plan are carried it out for the intended result.  The Bible says there is nothing new under the sun and how evident is that today.

But just when the top dog like Bill Gates think he has all the power--even he, will realize that he is just a puppet on a string.

Mark 8:36 sends a warning:

 What good is it if someone gains the whole world but loses his soul?

But I guess if you hold so much power the Words from an Awesome God may not mean much to you.

 Here is a video to remind you of the awesome power of the one who holds us together:

Abraham Lincoln: "Philosophy Of Classroom In One Generation Will Be Philosophy Of Government In The Next"

Those words from Abe Lincoln is so true and the planners of what is now being passed across the country (Common Core) knows that full well.  

The Top Dog--Russia Knows it well(look under list of members)


The Top Business Men in the World Knows it well too

This Nation's Former Terrorist and His Friends Also knows that.

 

What Is A Parent To Do?

Educate yourself on Common Core--Here is a link with some info and there are many.  Please like on fb the Stop Common Core page in your state--this is a must, to gain access to how you can affect your state's fight against it.

Fight for your child in school, Homeschool if possible(--here's a link to help).

Fight for your school in the education system--learn about opting him out so that he doesn't have to go through the mental stress of the tests (here's an example for one state -Alabama and the suggested back of it should have this .  Study your state's laws as for example in NY I Refuse is better than Opt Out.

Get your friends, family, teachers and church educated (Please listen to these audio to help get some important points in your mind...

David Barton--reclaiming truth about education

Joan Landes and Jackie Virga--mental health aspect

Part II of David Barton Conference

Part III of David Barton Conference

 

Please listen to our show City On a Hill and get up to date and thought provoking information.  Go over our library of podcasts with interviews from Prof Jim Milgram, Prof Sandra Stotsky and many more.

 

Most of all--PRAY and let your child read and hear the Word of God.  Let them know how much you love them and that you are there for them.  In these dark times,  God's light shines the brightest.  Give everything to God in prayer and know that He is able.


For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2nd Tim 1:7

 

I personally highly recommend Stormie O'Martian's Power of Praying Parent book.  Seek God for help. 

REMEMBER GOD'S NOT DEAD!

Sunday
Mar022014

If You've Been Told Common Core Is Not Nationalized (Or Should We Say Centralized)--Then Look At Their Central Planning

--Abe Lincoln: "Philosophy Of Classroom In One Generation Will Be Philosophy Of Government In The Next" 

 

Most states signed on to these Common Core Standards since Jan 2010 and to date almost all states, except ten, have a movement to repeal them.  Why?  Because many parents have seen in their own homes that they are poisoning the minds of America's children, besides dumbing them down and at the same time--costing the states money, they do not have.  But, there are those making money and guess who they are --the developers and promoters.  To top it off, they have the audacity to force taxpayers to pay for the assaults on the children.  Can parents afford to play dead or trust their legislators.

It is very rare to find legislators against Common Core and therefore this election will be key to removing the poison from the states.

Here's where you know there are central planners to Common Core.  You can just hear it across states.

  • Door #1 is the Indiana Example-when they got what they were told as Indiana's own College and Career Ready Standards-see link of result

This is an excerpt of musings on the Indiana Repeal:

Even with this new bill we have to wonder how much Indiana is surrendering control over their standards.

SB 91 originally stated that the new Indiana standards must “comply with federal standards to receive a flexibility waiver under 20 U.S.C. 7861.” Proponents believe that “college and career ready standards” means adopting Common Core or something practically identical to the Common Core State Standards in order to stay within compliance of the state’s conditional waiver.

The bill also says the standards must “Prepare Indiana students for college and career success,  including the proper preparation for nationally recognized college entrance examinations such as the ACT and SAT.”  While that seems good, ACT and SAT have said their tests will be aligned to the Common Core.

 

Also they can lead you to Door #2

  • Door #2--Control leadership such as Alabama's Senator Del Marsh.  As Speaker Pro Tem he is able to use the same ploy as he did last year and prevent an anti-Common Core bill from being voted on.  You see that repeated in many states and the Business Council's seem to be the voices heard over the people.  Hmmm but God is not dead and there will be an accounting.

As the above picture clearly shows,  America's foundation is being destroyed and it is happening in the classroom.  The planners of Obamacare now are fully implementing Obamacore.  Can we learn and not repeat lessons from Obamacare?

Let the local boards be able to choose to opt out of Common Core--that is what the Central Planners want as in reality they know whose really in charge. Teachers are afraid to speak out locally -so the truth will not be heard and that is the enemy of error.

Let's be strong and ask Sen Beason's original bill be allowed to be voted on instead of being changed to suit those that didn't want it voted on in the first place.  Let's stand for what's right for a change and pray hard that these people will be convicted to follow an awesome God and His ways.  

I pray they will ask themselves--what would Jesus do?  Simple question but yet so full of wisdom.  I hope they will do as George Washington and many others like him at the beginning of this nation, when things looked so hopeless and they felt so helpless. 

That's when God shines the brightest and I believe God is looking down upon every county Superintendent, every principal, every legislator and Governor..knowing full well their relationship with Him will determine the fate of the children and their very own.

Let's remember our history and these famous words from Ben Franklin:

I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that "except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall be become a reproach and a bye word down to future age. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human Wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and conquest.

Listen to David Barton of Wallbuilders and let's find the way back to American Exceptionalism

 Hope you have already seen these:

Common Core Causes Cognitive Distortion

Mary Calamia Testimony:

Saturday
Feb222014

Elois Zeanah Respond to Tommy Bice About Common Core--Stubborn Facts

February 22, 2014
COMMENTARY:  Response to “The Stubborn facts regarding Common Core” by Alabama Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice
 

“Yes, Dr. Bice, If you like your doctor and your health insurance, you can keep them.”  Your promise that Alabama can  maintain full “state control of our public education system” is right up there with this promise.  Alabama has signed agreements with the federal government to implement Common Core K-12 education standards one hundred percent as written.  Common Core is a one-size-fits-all national standards for K-12 that will be compulsory and will replace existing state standards for curricula, textbooks, testing, teacher instruction, teacher evaluation, and assessments.  Despite your careful parsing and clever spins, these are “stubborn facts.”  But facts didn’t matter from the beginning when the state board of education agreed to adopt Common Core to replace Alabama’s tradition educational standards without public debate.   


Like ObamaCare, neither you nor the state board of education knew what would be in the Common Core curriculum when you rushed to sign up when the federal government dangled billions of dollars to states who would sign on to Race to the Top to usher in revolutionary education reform, which was not written, untested and unresearched, and would be used by the Obama Administration as official education policy.  You obligated parents, teachers, and legislators (who have final authority over public education) without their approval and took away parental and states rights.  Neither you nor the state board of education had that constitutional right.
 This is a “stubborn fact” that you ignore. 

 The Application of Race to the Top and Waivers to No Child Left Behind Mandated the Implementation of Common Core


While it’s a “fact” that Alabama was not awarded Race to the Top grants, Alabama applied and was refused twice but nevertheless Alabama had to agree to adopt and implement one hundred percent the Common Core Standards, not yet written, whether or not Alabama received the federal bait.  The same was true to get the Obama Administration to grant Alabama a waiver to No Child Left Behind.  Yet you continually omit these “stubborn facts.”

 Common Core is Copyright and Cannot be Changed by States


You also never mention who owns the copyright to the Common Core Standards.  You should since you are a member of one of those two private organizations, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), which has partnered with the National Governors Association (NGA).  The writing and marketing of the Common Core standards, written without transparency and without legislative authority, were written under the auspices of these two lobbying organizations.  Both organizations have accepted hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government and Gates Corporation to convince states to approve national, one-size-fits-all K-12 education standards.  Changes to Common Core can only be made by the copyright holders.  Importantly, the copyright that your organization  holds includes a disclaimer that the organization cannot be held liable or accountable for any harm that might come to our students from the implementation of the standards.

Children’s Privacy is Breached


 
Parents are spooked that changes have been made to the FERPA law that allows the collection of confidential student data and its storage in a giant database online, which will be shared by federal agencies and private parties.  Such sharing  (illegal until the Obama Administration changed the FERPA law, again bypassing Congress and without a whisper of alarm from Dr. Bice about this presidential abuse of power and how it would remove protection from our students.)  As exposed by crack investigative journalist Stephanie Simon and stated by Diane Ravitch, a former Reagan education cabinet member, now, our children’s and grandchildren’s “personal and confidential data will be sold or given to entrepreneurs for marketing purposes” such as to the Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, CompassLearning, Pearson, and others.  Instead of blindly and silently giving into the lawlessness of the Obama Administration, and working with big business to boost their profits at the expense of our children’s privacy and safety, the Alabama state board of education should be shouting from the rooftops about how FERPA endangers our children.


Dr. Bice also ignores the fact that Common Core textbooks and suggested reading materials that teach that: (1) “Government is like a nation’s family because it sets rules and takes care of needs such as health care and education.  So says a worksheet for social studies homework … complete with a drawing of Uncle Sam cradling a baby that represents the citizens.” (2) Some textbooks and related materials include porn, incest, profanity, promiscuity and encourage having children out of wedlock, writings that condemn Christianity, capitalism, and praise Castro and communism.

 Does Alabama Want to Help President Obama use Education to Fulfill his “Battle for Social Justice?”


President Obama’s Secretary of Education has characterized Common Core as a “revolution” to help in the “battle for social justice”.  Why should Dr. Bice, the state board of education, and the Alabama legislature play any part in embracing Common Core and be used to fulfill a socialist fantasy so against Alabama values and in violation of the Tenth Amendment?

 The only way to stop this travesty, and to restore parental and states’ rights over local education is to replace incumbents who support Common Core and convince Alabama legislators to repeal Common Core before it, like ObamaCare, is embedded.


 
Elois Zeanah
Immediate Past President, Alabama Federation of Republican Women,
2010-2014

 

(Note of thank to Elois Zeanah--we can never give words to how grateful we are for her stand in defending America's children.  May the LORD shine his face upon you, Mrs. Elois!)

 

 

Thursday
Feb132014

The Face Of The "Untested Common Core" Rigor On a 7 Year Old Who Is Also A Cancer Fighter--Why Must She Also Fight To Learn Right?

If your child is experiencing more stress due to math, english etc and you want to know more about Common Core--please call 334 422-4224 helpline--please be sure to leave a message and we will contact you.

Why do we fight against Common Core--the above picture says it all.   Wish we did not have to.  Wish it was all good and excellent as it is being promoted by Superintendent of Ed, Arne Duncan, Bill Ayers, Linda Darling Hammond, David Coleman, Lou Gerstner, Bill Gates etc. etc. (those names should have been enough cause to pause.)  But the harsh reality is it should never have been allowed to  be placed in schools.  It is untested and the results of the "pass it so we can know what's in it" mentality from the likes of Nancy Pelosi is predictable.  Unfortunately, that line of thinking has already given us Obamacare and no amount of tweaking and fixing of the implementation can stop what is basically a tortured mess called Common Core aka Obamacore.

There is enough information out there to destroy the promotion of college and career-ready standards but the most damaging aspect is the reality of its destructiveness to the children whose parents have been taken out of the loop.  Parental involvement is out of the picture when states agreed to the copyrighted Common Core and so now parents must fight to get it back.  Governors, Legislators need to get it--Parents Will Never Give UP.  They need to re-think and heed the warnings:

  • Joint Statement of Early Childhood Health and Education Professionals on the Common Core Standards Initiative ---Issued by the Alliance for Childhood March 2, 2010 www.allianceforchildhood.org "WE HAVE GRAVE CONCERNS about the core standards for young children now being written by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers."
  • Mental Health Concerns Regarding the Common Core Standards
    Joan R. Landes, M.A., AMHC
    No child-development experts, psychotherapists or mental health clinicians helped to
    draft the Common Core (CC) standards. The inherent risks of standardizing vulnerable children were in no way addressed. The frightening high-stakes assessments have already stressed teachers and students into clinical mental health disorders.
    CC demands early cortical specialization which leaves major areas of brain activation
    dormant. The heavy emphasis of CC upon left-prefrontal cortex executive functioning later handicaps the students for higher-order thinking and behaving because other large swaths of brain functioning haven’t been activated through sustained emphasis. It’s like training a child for 10 years to play the trumpet, then suddenly asking him to play baseball – it is very difficult because he specialized too much, too early.
    CC fosters curricula and teaching strategies which are developmentally inappropriate.
    Numerous examples exist of CC aligned curricula which require young children to participate in “group think” which leads to peer-dependence. Other examples exist of the use of behavior/attitudinal modification techniques in the primary grades to alter children’s values and habits.  These mental health interventions are dangerous in the hands of untrained school-teachers and have no business in a school that seeks to appropriately develop skills and impart knowledge.
    Approximately 20% of junior high and older students have suffered a “severe” mental
    illness including depression, eating disorders, suicidality, self-mutilation, substance abuse and trauma-induced reactions. The extra stressors imposed by high-stakes CC assessments, unproven teaching strategies and inflexible requirements will induce further emotional and physical bleeding in these high-risk kids.
    CC standards ignore current psychological research and drags education back to the
    industrial production practices of the 1910s. National standards prohibit meaningful customization of education. Instead of designing flexible, personalized education milestones, CC imposes heavy-handed, monolithic decrees more suitable for a manufacturing assembly line than for the cultivation of unique individuals. Expect kids with learning disabilities to suffer even more under this regimen.
    CC exploits the children of America as guinea pigs in an unethical social experiment that
    no profession or government entity would tolerate. No studies have shown that national standards increase educational success. Furthermore, CC standards have NEVER been subjected to any sort of peer-reviewed research trials. Without years of field-testing, the risks of the unknown should never be foisted on our vulnerable, defenseless children. The FDA requires more testing of the food color in Kool-Aid than has been required of Common Core.
  • Mary Calamia--Licensed Clinical Social Worker from NY
  •  

         Joan Landes--Mental Health Therapist from Utah-- Interviews:

         11-14-13

         12-11-13

         1-27-2014

  • Dr. Gary Thompson-Mental Health Expert warning about cognitive child abuse

I know we are fighting a big battle where the resources of this world is being poured like never before.  Common Core is destructive because it is a Giant Lie and it can only be defeated with TRUTH.

God is good, He is letting truth reach the hearts and this photo proves it.  Please share and make a difference--save the precious children!

 

Great resources available in every state-here's one... 

Please print this handout and share--it doesn't matter what state you're in--there is a group you can connect with!

Thursday
Jan302014

WE Citizens Have A Charge Against Promoters of Common Core Amongst Legislators

Upon watching this video, I pray every parent will say a prayer asking God for eyes to see where the path they are choosing will lead.  Ask as David did "Is there not a cause?"

Watch this video of one of the leaders of Alabama's demeanor about parents attempts to tell what is going on-http://youtu.be/dsZmYLBKn20

Apparently Del Marsh cannot connect the dots.  Can citizens please help him!

WE citizens have some basic charges upon those with the mindset of Del Marsh that promotes the Common Core Standards Initiative.

1.  We know the State of Alabama signed on before standards were even published---wrong foundation and should have been illegal.  Texas Superintendent Robert Scott knew that and would not sign on his state.

2.  The Common Core Standards are owned by outsiders...Alabama law forbids that we fund it when we don't have absolute control.

3.  Since it is not owned by Alabama--there is no recourse for parents.

4.  Parents should be who the education system is to work for.  Education System is to help the parents of Alabama's children in deciding the future of their children.  The legislators are accountable to the parents not the businesses in making a "workforce". 

5.  The untested, unproven standards are guaranteed to harm students as 20% of each classrom has children with mental health problems and increasing the stress with these  (developed without help from mental health experts etc.) will hurt the most vulnerable

6. Even though the State Superintendent insists we are no longer under Common Core--the ESEA Flexibility Application (NCLB waiver) proves Alabama's College and Career Ready Standards include the Common Core see excerpt:

 

 November 18, 2010, Alabama joined 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands in adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA). The adoption by the Alabama State Board of Education (SBOE) incorporated selected Alabama standards with those in the Common Core to create a set of internationally benchmarked college-and career-readiness standards that will prepare students for a future in the ever-expanding global environment. These standards are known as the Alabama College-and Career-Ready Standards (CCRS).


The Truth is out and parents in Alabama and all over the country (the board of the New York state teachers union unanimously withdrew its support for the Common Core standards) are finding the truth and rising to defend the children.  We hereby petition our Governor and legislators to help parents reclaim their God-given rights.  Read this article and protect it...

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/07/parental-rights-act-congressmen-are-selling-you-and-your-kids-out-to-big-government/

For parents that agree--please fax the above request to your Governor and legislator and ask for their help.  If none given, find those who will.  Our children and their future must not be put aside for electioneering!!!  We need our Legislature to do their job now.  Please share the truth and awaken others.

 

Per Abraham Lincoln--

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
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The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

Abraham Lincoln


Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/abrahamlin133687.html#cTwFtXlKesdYWQ8o.99

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

Abraham Lincoln


Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/abrahamlin133687.html#cTwFtXlKesdYWQ8o.99

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

 

 

Monday
Jan132014

Open Letter To Governor Bentley and Legislators--Get Rid of Common Core--Remember Moses Plea To Pharaoh--Today We Say Let Our Children Go

 

Ask each how can he trust Tommy Bice in light of the "ruse" played on parents of Alabama.  Can everyone send a fax to Governor Bentley--(334) 353-0004--Kindly Ask Him To Help Get Rid Of Common Core!  Each Day A Child Is Mentally Abused.

 

Legislators contact info:

House of Representative:  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/representatives/houseroster_alpha.html

Senate:  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/

Dear Governor Bentley, Del Marsh and Mike Hubbard and other Legislators that are Pro-Common Core:

What Happens When Trust Is Lost? 

What happens to the so-called friend (Governor, Legislators) that's near you and allows your children to get hurt?  This is what Alabama parents and really many parents across the country are having to decide.  The fate of their children lies in who will help them change the education system.

Common Core Standards, which now many people know-- take away parental authority in education.  Local school boards are now just rubber stamps with someone out of state controlling the standards.  State School Boards signed away that authority for federal money.

Voters are watching current state leaders which appear to be willing under the disguise of improving the future work population married with agendas--(something in the order of dear old Russia--just more techie).

And they don't blink an eye in throwing parents (and their parental authority) "under the bus."

Citizens are asking governors such as Governor Bentley in Alabama and their legislature, to let the children get out of these untested, unproven, state budget-robbing Common Core standards that are very detrimental.

Please don't ignore the parents--like Pharaoh ignoring the cries of the children of Israel.  Common Core is like poison, as Prof Sandra Stotsky (invited by CC folks to validate Common Core and she said NO) said, no matter how expensive the poison supply, it must be stopped.

 

Respectfully yours,

Registered Voter

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 Thank God for all the Conferences/Discussions about Common Core--people are taking notice and truth is being unleashed.  This picture is of 1-18-2014 Conference in Dotha, Al.

 

Why are parents so angry about Common Core?

  • It has taken the joy out of learning, replaced with anxiety and tears.  Sooner or later the child figures out that he/she is no longer important.  It is the test that's important.
  • It has taken the joy out of teaching as now many teachers are leaving the profession unable to bear what they see happening to the children they love.
  • Children are treated as guinea pigs by developers (Bill Ayers and Linda Darling Hammond for example) to see how to best influence the future mindset of our children--calling the killers of hard-working Americans on 9/11 as "Freedom Fighters".  They use every method available and with today's technology--there are plenty of ways to gather data subtly or not to help develop approaches and/or means to influence.
  • Troubling negative mindset of the developers that they would tout the Bluest Eye as a National Example of what they consider as "good reading" for children.
  • Developers not heeding the warnings of Mental Health experts and therefore many of the teachings are very confusing, manipulative and destructive as it did not follow the best approach to develop the minds of children.
  • "Education Goldmine" has clouded the thinking of many decent people to sell out the children in lieu of perceived profits and/or power.
  • Most importantly, parents which used to be the most important part of education are now ignored and have no recourse for problems they are seeing with their most precious children who are living the nightmare results of the so-called rigorous Common Core standards.

In Alabama for Governor Bentley and the Legislature to leave the fate of Common Core to the leadership of Tommy Bice the Superintendent of Ed, is like watching a crime --when you have something you can do about it.   Stephanie Bell and Betty Peters, our two board members proven to expose corruption, have clearly pointed out the "ruse" that was performed by Tommy Bice Nov 14, 2013 (as if we no longer were under Common Core).

Tommy Bice rescinded the Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) with the owners of CC--when he already knew there was a legal memorandum in Feb 2013 that told him the MOA was no good and that it was superseded by Alabama College and Career-Ready Standards.

However, Governor Bentley, Del Marsh, Mike Hubbard--we are still able to read and comprehend truths (something Common Core may destroy in future generations.) 

And we hope you will take the time to read the definition (which contains the National Standards aka Common Core) because as more parents find out about the ruse--there will be no going back and one way or another we will with God's help set the children free. 

As one mental health expert have said a generation that can think independently is free.  The bottom line should not be making the best workers for companies but "freedom loving people that think independently".  Surely you want that for your children as well...

See the documents links for yourself--here for MOA and here for Alabama College and Career-Ready Standards definition.

 

Here are to do list for those wishing to get rid of Common Core:

 

Ask each how can he trust Tommy Bice in light of the above info about the "ruse" he played on parents of Alabama.

 

 

Call, fax, email, write letters to governors, legislators, local and State School Boards.

Needd you to shine the light on truths--make it to be a daily task to do something to either call, fax, email one or more and preferrably make it a daily job to help melt the phone lines of these people.  Too many have forgotten they are there for WE THE PEOPLE--it is time they understand.  

Attend conferences that share truth as truth is so powerful it can set a nation free.

Of course please give this to God in prayer daily.

And let's do it the way George Washington did at the start of this nation--get on our knees.  May an awesome-loving God, forgive us and heal our land and send like he did in the time of Moses---DELIVERANCE.  As more parents see the mental health trauma of these rigorous standards--the more we will grow and Stop Common Core.  May God bless you and your family.

 
Governor Bentley Contact info:
Telephone Numbers
Switchboard 334.242.7100
Fax 334.353.0004
http://governor.alabama.gov/contact/  for email
Tips on contacting Senate.  They are in their districts on Mon and Fridays but in Montgomery Tues-Thurs.  You can call (334) 242-7800 to be transferred or call their individual numbers listed below as each Senator has a secretary that can take a message to the committee member--Tues or Thurs.  If you call Wednesday--they are in committee meetings you may also call the committee clerk and give her a message.  Clerk--Micheele O'Connor (334) 242-7896.
   Please pass on information

    Tips on contacting House.  They are in their districts on Mon and Fridays and in Montgomery Tues-Thurs.  You can call and leave a message at (334) 242-7600 and tell who answers you would like to give a message to the committee member--this is a great way as they will get that message to the member if you are calling them on Tues or Thurs.  If you call Wednesday--they are in committee meetings so call the committee clerk and give her a message. Committee Clerk: Karen Reeves (334) 242-7251
 
Below are contact info--some maybe changed as this is what they gave out last year:
Phone Numbers and Emails of Legislators:

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Links-Senate--http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senateroster_alpha.html

House--http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/representatives/houseroster_alpha.html

Phone Numbers for Alabama Senate

Senate:
KAY IVEY     Lieutenant Governor
DEL MARSH     President Pro Tempore
D. PATRICK HARRIS     Secretary
    


Senator     Party     District     Room #     Office Phone
ALLEN, Gerald     (R)     21     729     334-242-7889
BEASLEY, Billy     (D)     28     737     334-242-7868
BEASON, Scott     (R)     17     726     334-242-7794
BEDFORD, Roger     (D)     6     738     334-242-7862
BLACKWELL, Slade     (R)     15     733     334-242-7851
BREWBAKER, Dick     (R)     25     734     334-242-7895
BUSSMAN, Paul     (R)     4     729     334-242-7855
COLEMAN, Linda     (D)     20     735     334-242-7864
DIAL, Gerald     (R)     13     732     334-242-7874
DUNN, Priscilla     (D)     19     737     334-242-7793
FIELDING, Jerry     (R)     11     735     334-242-7898
FIGURES, Vivian Davis     (D)     33     736     334-242-7871
GLOVER, Rusty     (R)     34     721     334-242-7886
HOLLEY, Jimmy     (R)     31     732     334-242-7845
HOLTZCLAW, Bill     (R)     2     731     334-242-7854
IRONS, Tammy     (D)     1     737     334-242-7888
KEAHEY, Marc     (D)     22     738     334-242-7843
MARSH, Del     (R)     12     722      334-242-7877
McGILL, Shadrack     (R)     8     731     334-242-7858
ORR, Arthur     (R)     3     730     334-242-7891
PITTMAN, Trip     (R)     32     730     334-242-7897
REED, Greg     (R)     5     734     334-242-7894
ROSS, Quinton T., Jr.     (D)     26     735     334-242-7880
SANDERS, Hank     (D)     23     736     334-242-7860
SANFORD, Paul     (R)     7     731     334-242-7867
SCOFIELD, Clay     (R)     9     731     334-242-7876
SINGLETON, Bobby     (D)     24     735     334-242-7935
SMITH, Harri Anne     (I)     29     740     334-242-7879
SMITHERMAN, Rodger     (D)     18     737     334-242-7870
TAYLOR, Bryan     (R)     30     733     334-242-7883
WAGGONER, J. T. "Jabo"     (R)     16     726     334-242-7892
WARD, Cam     (R)     14     719     334-242-7873
WHATLEY, Tom     (R)     27     733     334-242-7865
WILLIAMS, Phil     (R)     10     733     334-242-7857

 


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Phone Numbers for Alabama House of Representatives

Please note prefix for all their phone numbers is area code 334

 List

 
Alan Baker     Baldwin & Escambia     staterep@co.escambia.al.us     242-7720
Mike Ball     Madison     mikeball@knology.net     242-7683
Jim Barton     Mobile     jbarton104@gmail.com     242-7662
Richard Baughn     Tuscaloosa, Walker, & Winston     rgbups@yahoo.com     242-7593
Paul Beckman     Autauga & Elmore     paulbeckmanjr@yahoo.com     242-7662
Alan Boothe     Dale & Pike     alan.boothe@alhouse.gov     242-7710
DuWayne Bridges     Chambers & Lee     dwwayne.bridges@alhouse.gov     242-7708
K.L. Brown     Calhoun     klbrown@cableone.net     242-1778
Mack Butler     Etowah & St. Clair     mack.butler@alhouse.gov     242-7446
Mac Buttram     Cullman     mbuttram@att.net     242-7775
Jim Carns     Jefferson & Shelby     jwcarns@yahoo.com     242-7600
Donnie Chesteen     Geneva & Houston      dchesteen@panhandle.rr.com     242-7742
Steve Clouse     Dale & Houston      steve.clouse@alhouse.gov     242-7717
Terri Collins     Morgan     terri@terricollins.org     242-7693
Randy Davis     Baldwin & Mobile     rmdavis14@aol.com     242-7724
Paul DeMarco     Jefferson     paul@pljpc.com     242-7667
Dickie Drake     St. Clair & Jefferson     ddrake1080@aol.com     242-7727
Allen Farley     Jefferson     allenfarley@bellsouth.net     242-7767
Joe Faust     Baldwin     jfaust@co.baldwin.al.us     242-7699
Chad Fincher     Mobile     chad.fincher@alhouse.gov     242-7778
Victor Gaston     Mobile     hvgaston04@yahoo.com     242-7664
Lynn Greer     Lauderdale     lynn.greer@alhouse.gov     242-7576
Micky Hammon     Limestone & Morgan     mickyhammon@gmail.com     242-7709
Alan Harper     Pickens & Tuscaloosa     salanharper@gmail.com     242-7732
Ed Henry     Cullman & Morgan     ed.henry@alhouse.gov     242-7736
Mike Hill     Shelby     mhillcolum@aol.com     242-7715
Mike Hubbard     Lee     mike.hubbard@alhouse.gov     242-7668
Jamie Ison     Mobile     isonfor101@comcast.net     242-7711
Ken Johnson     Lawrence & Winston     kenjohnsonrep@gmail.com     242-7754
Ron Johnson     Coosa & Talladega     ron.johnson@alhouse.gov     242-7777
Wayne Johnson     Jackson & Madison     waynejohnson259@yahoo.com     242-7492
Mike Jones, Jr.     Covington & Escambia     mljatty@andycable.com     242-7739
Paul Lee     Houston     pwlee@graceba.net     242-7675
Wes Long     Marshall     weslong@mclo.org     242-7511
Jay Love     Montgomery      jlove32376@aol.com     242-7716
Barry Mask     Coosa & Elmore     barry.mask@alhouse.gov     242-7782
Jim McClendon     St. Clair & Shelby     jimmcc@windstream.net     242-7768
Mary Sue McClurkin     Jefferson & Shelby     marysue.mcclurkin@alhouse.gov     242-7682
Mac McCutcheon     Limsetone & Madison     c.mac.mccutcheon@gmail.com     242-7705
Steve McMillan     Baldwin     bcld07@gmail.com     242-7723
John Merrill     Tuscaloosa     john@tuscaloosagop.org     242-7554
Barry Moore     Coffe     barry@barrymooreindustries.com     242-7773
Becky Nordgren     Dekalb & Etowah     clearimagesal@earthlink.net     353-9032
Jim Patterson     Madison     jimpattersonhd21@gmail.com     242-7531
Bill Poole     Tuscaloosa     poole@gpr-law.com     242-7691
Kerry Rich      DeKalb & Marshall     kerryrich@mclo.org     242-7538
Bill Roberts     Walker     broberts1229@cs.com     242-7694
Howard Sanderford     Madison     howard.sanderford@alhouse.gov     242-4368
David Sessions     Mobile     d.r.sessions@att.net     242-0947
Harry Shiver     Baldwin, Conecuh, Escambia, & Monroe     harryshiver@aol.com     242-7745
David Standridge     Blount & Jefferson     david.standridge@alhouse.gov     242-7475
Allen Treadaway     Jefferson     bsketa@aol.com     242-7685
Mark Tuggle     Lee & Tallapoosa      tughd81@gmail.com     242-7219
Lesley Vance     Lee & Russell     lesley.vance@alhousegop.gov     242-7687
Kurt Wallace     Chilton & Shelby     reprentativewallace@gmail.com     242-7772
April Weaver     Bibb & Shleby     april.weaver@alhouse.gov     242-7731
Dan Williams     Limestone     dan.williams@alhouse.gov     242-7741
Jack Williams     Jefferson     jack@jackwilliams.org     242-7779
Phil Williams     Madison     philhouse44@gmail.com     242-7704
Randy Wood     Calhoun & St. Clair     randy.wood@alhouse.gov     242-7700
Greg Wren     Montgomery & Elmore     repgregwren@yahoo.com     242-7764