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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.
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.

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

Friday
Jan102014

When Will Legislators Such As Jabo Waggoner Stand Up For Children First

Alabama's State Senator Jabo Waggoner was the only one out of seven that spoke up standing up for State Board of Education decision on Common Core. 

 

Contact info for your legislator: By zip code

 

I guess he along with Governor Bentley, Del Marsh and many others have not heard the following:

 

Joan Landes, mental health expert warns of the cover of Common Core alignment--

Video 1

along with this from Arkansas mom

 

Tommy Bice, Board of Ed Sup., lied to Alabamians as Tommy Bice passed a Resolution to get us out of Common Core through dissolution of Memorandum of Agreement when he had already received word from Legal Counsel (that MOA carried no legal obligation) was superseded by Alabama's College and Career Ready Standards.

 

Can the people who voted for him please let him know your children are important.  Most Alabamians finding out the truth about Common Core, are tired of their children (and teachers) being abused by the Common Core planners and are ready for their legislators to get things done.  Please, Mr. Jabo Waggoner wake up as Obamacore is destructive like Obamacare and more are finding out.  We are tired of the children being the punching bags in lieu of someones $$$$$$$.  Enough is enough. 

Here's food for thought from one former County School Board Member about the Common Core:

Common Core is Rotten to the Core
By:  Annette Griswold

Neal McCluskey, of Cato Institute said it right when he said, “There is a revolution happening, and people probably don’t even know it.  While we worry about wars, spills, bailouts, Washington has been quietly taking over our schools.  Amazingly, almost no one has heard about it; and that is exactly what standardizers want.  Stealth is essential for the proponents of Common Core to succeed.”

There are many reasons why the Common Core curriculum in schools is “rotten to the core.”
It will cost Alabama taxpayers over $282 million just to implement not to mention additional costs each year.  It takes away parental rights to their children’s education.  Common Core calls for unprecedented monitoring, collection and sharing of private student and family information.

 Common Core stifles teachers’ flexibility in classrooms.  Teachers become “agents of change” which John Dewey, the socialist “father of modern education,” intended for public schools. This was a deliberate attempt to change history and the thought patterns of our children. Children’s personal and intimate information, that has nothing to do with academics, will be “data-mined” and shared with the federal government and private organizations without parents’ permission. They will be tracked from preschool through the workforce. 

Thomas Sowell, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, had this to say about Common Core, “The new history books no longer give attention to the great men who founded this country, but include what looks bad for our country.  Howard Zinn’s book A People’s History of the United States degrades our American history to a lower level than the Communist newspapers in the days of the Soviet Union. American schools today are similarly undermining American society as one unworthy of defending, either domestically or internationally.”  It is sad that our president apologizes for our nation’s defense of freedom worldwide.

Bill Gates profits from Common Core because of the technology involved.  Certain publishing companies who print the literature also profit from this.  It is about the “love of money” not about love for our country or love for our children.  Cursive writing will become a thing of the past.  Children will not be able to read the original U.S. Constitution and our national Bill of Rights as both documents are written in cursive.  Legal documents require cursive signatures.

Common Core literature, for high-school students, include smut books such as The Bluest Eyes, by Toni Morrison and Dreaming in Cuba, by Christina Garcia.  Books such as these break down moral barriers for our youth. 

So, what can we do?  Become informed, involved, and in prayer. Be informed by looking up information on websites on Common Core education.  David Barton, Founder and President of Wallbuilders, www.wallbuilders.com  a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on moral, religious and constitutional heritage, will be at Calvary Baptist Church in Dothan on January 18, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.

 Be involved.  Find out how your elected officials stand on this issue.  Insist that they repeal the Common Core curriculum in Alabama schools. If they do nothing, remind them that election day is coming.

 Be connected with your children’s schools.  Teachers have their hands tied and need our support.  Know what your children are being taught.  Although we have the greatest teachers in the greatest schools in this area, we must stand in the gap for our children.  They are our future.  The old saying, “garbage in, garbage out’ should not apply to our children’s mind development.  We must work together to make “rotten-to-the-core” Common Core “uncommon” in our local schools.

Be in prayer.  The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much, James 5:16.

                    Annette Griswold, a former member of the Coffee
                    County Board of Education

 

 

Monday
Jan062014

David Barton Conference On The Dangers of Common Core For The Future of The Republic

 

 

 

Thanks for all those who attended--please go visit the podsite to listen to the audio.  It was great--over 1,000 people came.  We are grateful and we are committed to fighting and removing Common Core.  God is our helper.  Keep praying and act!

All over the country there are conferences and forums springing up.  Please take time to attend some of these and learn.  We would like to ask you to  please help us get the word out for a conference with national constitution and history speaker--David Barton of Wallbuilders along with others such as mental health therapist, Joan Landes that will be held on Jan 18th in Dothan located in southeast Alabama.  This will be an incredible event full of very important information on Common Core with perspectives necessary for the freedoms we hold dear to remain.

 

Also there is a "Pastors Meet and Greet" for an hour prior to the conference--please click on this link and you can print an invitation to give your pastor...https://skydrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=32EE46693F75259D!1513&cid=32ee46693f75259d&app=Word&wdo=2&authkey=!ADaCk-tD_Q1kNdA

 

If some of  you still don't understand the big deal--please listen to these two videos--

 

one from a mom

http://youtu.be/wZEGijN_8R0

 

and one from a schoolteacher.

http://youtu.be/iGg8XXk8ArU

 

 

It breaks the heart to see the joy being taken out of children's learning --watch Mikey's video:

http://youtu.be/8LQ8x3BdNgQ

 

What's been happening in New York is now happening everywhere.  More of us are becoming informed that Common Core (now being renamed Next Generation as you'll hear with the Science and Social Studies standards) is in reality nationalized standards.  Parental control has been taken away as local school boards will become rubber stamps.  We can stop this but we need your help.  Please be in prayer and if led-- please make copies of this event flyer and pass it out to your friends and family that can possibly attend.  Children needs us to defend them.  Common Core (Obamacore as many have called it,--was drafted like Nancy Pelosi said of Obamacare--"let's pass it so we can know what's in it") --is very dangerous for the future of our Republic as it will affect the minds of children--America's future.

 

Heed the warnings now as just as in Obamacare--it is very damaging to lives!  These children need you.

 

Please share this information with friends and family living in Alabama and surrounding states.  January is busy for Alabama as their legislature starts the new session--here's breaking lies and knocking out the Common Core. 

 

Can anyone tolerate poison? No WAY!

 


 

 

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Fairhope-Town Hall with School Bd. David Cox 1-13-14

"Fighting Common Core in AL"

Saturday, Jan. 13, 6PM

Homestead Village

924 Plantation Blvd., Fairhope, AL (map)

 

 

 

 

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Alabama Tea Party/Conservative Coalition
"Welcome Back" Rally--Tuesday, January 14, 2014           

11:00am-12:00pm
State House Steps, 10 Union Street, Montgomery, AL
Everyone is invited to attend a Rally in support of Alabama Tea Party/Conservative Coalition # 1 Issue:
Repeal Common Core/Save Christian Education/Protect Home School Education
Key Note Speaker: Dr. John Killian
             Other speakers: Senators  Beason, Brewbaker and Pittman; Rep MikeBall; Patriots--Don Casey, Ken Freeman, Becky Gerritson, Al Mickle—More TBA!

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Monday
Dec022013

Alabama Baptist Convention Nov 2013--Passed A Resolution Due To Concerns over the new Common Core initiative--"As Common Core could be utilized to enable the federal government to dictate state curricula as well as the approaches and materials teachers use to help children." Warnings For The Body of Christ...

Key help in the fight against Common Core is the Body of Christ.  Thank God for this stand and may parents and teachers beware of Common Core (also please see this link to see who else is making a stand against Common Core.)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 12

ON PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION

WHEREAS, The church has a long history of supporting education; and

WHEREAS, Many of the great universities of America were started by churches and denominations; and

WHEREAS, Alabama Baptist churches and parents support in various ways pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in their communities, including public, private, parochial, and homeschooling; and

WHEREAS, A quality education can enhance the ministry of the church and an understanding of the Bible as it applies to life; and

WHEREAS, Education offers the potential for the improvement of one's lifestyle and productivity; and

WHEREAS, There are concerns over a new initiative in education called Common Core adopted in Alabama in 2010; and

WHEREAS, Some tenets of Common Core could be utilized to enable the federal government to dictate state curricula as well as the approaches and materials teachers use to help children; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Alabama Baptist State Convention, meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, November 12-13, 2013, encourage parents to be involved in the education of their children; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we affirm all good and appropriate schools, including public, private, parochial, and homeschools; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we encourage parents to support and monitor the schools where their children are educated; and be it further

RESOLVED, That parents be aware of what their children are taught by reading textbooks and, when appropriate, addressing concerns to school boards, the state department of education, and other educational leadership; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we encourage the Alabama Legislature and the Alabama State Board of Education to carefully study and evaluate Common Core and its effects on our children and the entire educational system; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we urge those in authority to support the state's role in establishing and maintaining its own standards and curricula for Alabama public school students; and be it finally

RESOLVED, That we offer praise and appreciation for all who are involved in the educational process, especially Christian teachers who reflect Christ in their lives as they educate our children.


- See more at: http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/print-edition-article-detail.php?id_art=29821&pricat_art=8#sthash.nJ2KAv7W.dpuf

RESOLUTION NO. 12

ON PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION

WHEREAS, The church has a long history of supporting education; and

WHEREAS, Many of the great universities of America were started by churches and denominations; and

WHEREAS, Alabama Baptist churches and parents support in various ways pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in their communities, including public, private, parochial, and homeschooling; and

WHEREAS, A quality education can enhance the ministry of the church and an understanding of the Bible as it applies to life; and

WHEREAS, Education offers the potential for the improvement of one's lifestyle and productivity; and

WHEREAS, There are concerns over a new initiative in education called Common Core adopted in Alabama in 2010; and

WHEREAS, Some tenets of Common Core could be utilized to enable the federal government to dictate state curricula as well as the approaches and materials teachers use to help children; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Alabama Baptist State Convention, meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, November 12-13, 2013, encourage parents to be involved in the education of their children; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we affirm all good and appropriate schools, including public, private, parochial, and homeschools; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we encourage parents to support and monitor the schools where their children are educated; and be it further

RESOLVED, That parents be aware of what their children are taught by reading textbooks and, when appropriate, addressing concerns to school boards, the state department of education, and other educational leadership; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we encourage the Alabama Legislature and the Alabama State Board of Education to carefully study and evaluate Common Core and its effects on our children and the entire educational system; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we urge those in authority to support the state's role in establishing and maintaining its own standards and curricula for Alabama public school students; and be it finally

RESOLVED, That we offer praise and appreciation for all who are involved in the educational process, especially Christian teachers who reflect Christ in their lives as they educate our children.

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RESOLUTION NO. 13

ON SUPPORT OF PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS

WHEREAS, The First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Alabama Religious Freedom Amendment guarantee all citizens free exercise of religion without interference by the national, state, or local governments; and

WHEREAS, A parent or guardian has a constitutional right to choose the type of K-12 education, public or nonpublic, for his or her child; and

WHEREAS, A parent or guardian has a constitutional right to choose a religious-based education for his or her child; and

WHEREAS, Parents have legally protected rights which are in accordance with Scripture (Deuteronomy 4:9, Joshua 24:15, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:1-4) for bringing up their children and determining the choice of education for their children, including church and other nonpublic schools; and

WHEREAS, Church schools are set up as ministries of local churches, groups of churches, and denominations; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Alabama Baptist State Convention, meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, November 12-13, 2013, affirm our support for public and nonpublic schools in Alabama; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we urge state leaders to protect the constitutional rights of religious freedoms for parents and churches; and be it finally

RESOLVED, That state leaders recognize and protect the educational autonomy of nonpublic schools.

- See more at: http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/print-edition-article-detail.php?id_art=29821&pricat_art=8#sthash.nJ2KAv7W.dpuf
Saturday
Nov162013

When Will AL Governor Bentley say enough of Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice's Misrepresentations On Common Core? When Citizens Make Themselves Heard--Call Your Governor and Legislators

The MISREPRESENTATIONS That Heads of Education Departments in so many states are making  just staggers the mind.  For example this week in Alabama, citizens were introduced to damaging documents that shows it again but this time it is so clear that you would either have to be stupid or just willing to go along if you don't call it what it is!

  • Here are two documents that back up this weeks conclusion...Alabama's Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice knowingly presented a Resolution to the Alabama State School Board which does not take Alabama out of Common Core.

Proof Tommy Bice already knew earlier this year (from a letter dated February 2013) from General Counsel that Memorandum of Agreement was already superseded by the State Board's Adoption of the College and Career Ready Standards.

 

Adoption of the College and Career Ready Standards as in the ESEA Flexibility Application(No Child Left Behind Waiver Application).

 

 

  • As one news article sums it dazzle or baffle in Alabama...

Dazzle or Baffle?

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Alabama Board of Education has created a byzantine maze surrounding Common Core standards when it should be focusing on common sense.

 

Confused yet? State School Superintendent Tommy Bice said his department would continue to work with NGA and CCSSO – the entities with which the school board hopes to end a four-year-old agreement – and would continue to work toward implementing the Alabama version of Common Core.

Confused yet? Betty Peters, District 2’s representative on the state school board, sees the resolution to rescind as a meaningless smokescreen designed to make the federalized standards look like something they’re not.

If you can’t dazzle ‘em, then baffle ‘em. We wonder how all this will help teach the children to read.

 Resolution is A Ruse per Betty Peters and Stephanie Bell

 

  • Both documents on MOA from Legal Counsel and Alabama's Flexibility Application--together backs up what State School Board Members Betty Peters and Stephanie Bell have warned us.  The majority of the Alabama State Board members did go ahead and pass the Resolution (Ruse)Tommy Bice wanted this week.
  • The Conclusion is Tommy Bice--KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENTED The Truth.  The citizens implore the Governor and the Legislators to do their part in removing Tommy Bice.
  •   Here also are food for thought from Elois Zeanah of the Alabama Federation of Republican Women:

Dear Friends,
 
We have put considerable effort into preserving Alabama's freedom under the Tenth Amendment to decide what children in Alabama will study in school and how it will be taught.  We have made a dramatic difference!  This freedom is one more freedom that will be lost  to Alabamians under the Obama administration if Alabama politicians don't change course and stop Common Core THIS legislative session.  Unfortunately, Alabama House and Senate Republican leaders have stated that they will NOT allow their members to vote to repeal Common Core, but would instead work with the State Superintendent of Education to address concerns people have with Common Core.  Thursday of this week (November 14), Superintendent Bice will ask Board Members to rescind the 2009 agreement with the NGA/CCSSO to implement Common Core Standards.  The problem is this resolution to rescind the Memorandum of Agreement is "a ruse, an attempt to deceive good people and make it appear the board has done something to correct the common core disaster.  In reality, the board is reaffirming its commitment to common core ....", according to a press release submitted by Board Members Stephanie Bell and Betty Peters today.
 
To support their statement, they reference a February memorandum written by the ASDOE General Counsel who stated that "the 2009 Memorandum of Agreement contains no legal obligations and has been superseded in practice at the state level by the state board of education's adoption of AL College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts." 
 
Betty Peters explained that State Superintendent Bice’s proposed resolution to drop an agreement with two private trade organizations does not reverse Alabama's commitments to the federal government to use the federally incentivized standards, the federally funded assessment contractor (ACT), or the largely federally funded curricula aligned with the common core standards.  AL’s No Child Left Behind waiver, which further solidified Alabama’s commitment to the Common Core Standards.Initiative, underscores the emptiness of the proposed resolution."
  
This is the second attempt to deceive Alabama voters by the State Superintendent and House and Senate leaders.  Last month a resolution was submitted by Dr. Bice to supposedly protect the privacy of students when in fact it took away the privacy protections for students and their parents. Apparently, they either think we are uninformed or stupid.

It's up to US to convince our legislators to do their due diligence under the Alabama Constitution and stop Common Core this legislative session and preserve parent's fundamental rights to decide how their children will be educated.  We trust our Republican legislators to do the right thing if they have full information.  We have been providing them information and will continue to do so.  One way to make our voice heard and retain our state's rights and individual liberties to control education in Alabama is to personally sign a petition to legislators, which explains the issue; and to get our friends and families to do the same.  This petition explains what's wrong with what the State Superintendent is doing and how the problems can be resolved.

The petition can be read and signed by clicking http://www.voiceforvoters.com/?p=449.  OR you can email me your name and county of residence at eloisz@hotmail.com.

  

We've worked so hard to protect our children's education, their privacy, and parents' constitutional rights to determine what their children will learn in school and how it will be taught.   Common Core takes this away and gives it to the Obama Administration which is working closely with the two private entities who own and have copyright the Common Core standards.  This petition may be the single best tool to repeal Common Core and to ensure that the State Superintendent cannot force private, church and home schools under his oversight as he tried to do in July so that there is little or no competition between what is taught in public schools versus private, church and home schools.  Your signature will help convince legislators how widespread support is to restore parental control and state's rights and how we will not be deceived by false promise that are not based in fact but instead are a "ruse".

  

Thanks so much!