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   but know the winds have changed.

Tossed away, will you find me?

   Can still , my heart be sustained?

Just me and you when things were new,

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   While the laborers are so few.

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Wednesday
Mar112015

What Happens When State Legislatures Become Stock Exchanges For Selling America's Children? College Readiness Anyone?

Education For Sale Because Who Controls The Children Can Control A Nation

Sad to see the state of affairs in America today.  There is a weeping going on across America today, reminder of when Rachel wept for the Jewish babies being slaughtered by a power hungry leader who did not want to give up his throne.  Wonder if today's leaders remember the demise of such a person?

America is going through a cleansing--having to choose between love for children and love for money/power.  For those fighting against Common Core, the truth is so stark when you hear the awesome, fact-filled and incredible presentation of Dr. Duke Pesta.  We have other speakers all around the country, and they like Dr. Pesta are sounding the alarm and daring the other side to discount the truth.  They tried by using a finalist for National Teacher of the Year, to present the case for the wonderful Common Core as was seen in Alabama's Al.com article.

Too bad she hadn't seen this video of David Coleman, author of CC, saying "Teachers will teach to the test-no force strong on earth to prevent"...here's video so you can see and hear it for yourself (hope someone will share it with her):

 

And here is the link to a complete presentation that in minutes will take your breath away as it confronts the problem in your state with the leadership--please share:

 Here's a teacher who wants all to know the truth and fight for the children--thanks to our wonderful patriot--Becky Gerritson for giving true educators a way to express their heartbreak for the breaking of children going on...

Parents Are Concerned-What Are They Telling You? from Wetumpka Tea Party on Vimeo.

 

Here's more videos:

http://www.icontact-archive.com/HwKQKknAqeJQnzgGRIbeRlv9IsJo66KW

 

What Do We Do:

Many states are trying to get out--there is a Stop Common Core on fb for your state--look it up and join them and learn then act and like George Washington and the Founding Fathers be sure to bend your knees and bow your head and ask God for miracles.  He is able and He is soo needed.  If  you love your child it is time to act.

In Alabama there is a bill brought forth called SB101 and it is wonderful.

Here are suggestions for action:

Save these links please and share with all who care for children.

Please be sure to send emails and tweet to the Education Committees in both Senate and House--here are Alabama Representatives Twitter handles ( https://archive-it.org/collections/3683)--please send emails, tweet and these videos to your Representatives and Senators...and to both Senate and House Education Committee members (when sending email letter of your problem with CC please forward a copy to Alabamaeagle@gmail.com to make sure someone knows you sent one--It probably helps to send it to 2 or three legislators at a time--so they all see each other is getting your letter (they won't be able to deny you a citizen shared your concern--we need lots sent before March 18th please!!

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/ali…/HouseCommittee.aspx…

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/al…/SenateCommittee.aspx…

Videos:
Teachers being forced to teach to the test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycsxVyT8A2w

Mary Calamia (licensed clinical social worker) testifying on mental abuse in common core: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCaXTNcNJRI

Dr. Duke Pesta video in Briarwood--B'ham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kujalbWJSU

 

 

Here's a letter from Alabama Eagle Forum--Eunie Smith--please act as now is the time!

FROM EAGLE FORUM OF ALABAMA

Dear Friend,

If we are to stop the distress, the dumbing down, and the indoctrination of all our children through common core; if we are to restore state control over education policy in Alabama; if we are to replace common core with the best of the best standards in the nation that reflect Alabama values, YOU will have to act NOW!!! And ask all your like-minded friends to do the same. We need an avalanche of emails to the legislature.

Sen. Rusty Glover (R) has introduced SB101 . It will re-establish local and state control of education; terminate implementation of the Common Core standards; direct the State Board to replace these standards with the Math and English courses in use immediately prior to Common Core; convene Course of Study committees to update these standards and improve upon them using the pre-common core standards from states whose national scores ranked no less than the top 10%; implement these proven, improved standards and aligned assessments; prohibit imposition on Alabama of other such national standards or assessments that cede control away from Alabamians.

1. Call or email these Senators and thank them for co-sponsoring SB101 and let them know if you are their constituent. Glover, Reed, Melson, Allen, Brewbaker, Hightower, Albritton, Bussman, Stutts, Smith, Shelnutt, Sanford. Tell them briefly why your family wants common core replaced.

2. Please email and call your state senator and Sen. Del Marsh and Gov. Bentley and tell them briefly why your family wants common core replaced. Ask them to put SB101 on a fast track!

3. Call or email your House member and Speaker Hubbard. Tell them briefly why you oppose common core. Ask them to replace common core this legislative session.

Alabama’s children will be increasingly stifled, frustrated, and controlled if common core continues. We are on the wrong road and we need to turn around before we become hopelessly lost. We must stand for what works to give our children the tools they need to reach their fullest God-given, self-chosen potential. It is up to you.

You can find more contact information for legislators by following this link:
http://psd-to-wp.us2.list-manage.com/track/click… ; and for the Governor at http://psd-to-wp.us2.list-manage.com/track/click…

 

 

Children are not for sale--leaders are using our state legislature like stock exchanges--selling to the highest bidder your child and America's future. Please thank and support those that are helping to pass SB101 and confront while praying for the souls of the others. Also Charter schools will be common core compliant in a couple of years if passed----wake up and don't sell out the children!! Even Presidential Candidates are getting it why not them?

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

 

The Founders knew where power came from--get informed and act--inaction is not an option as it will result in you losing not just children but a country.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.  Hosea 4:6

 

Remember these words in the  Declaration of Independence (in the beginning and end of the matter--there's God.)

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights...

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

Friday
May302014

Common Core Issue #1 In Many States

Across the country there is hope that parents and children can regain their sanity as parents across America get ready for elections.  But it has to start with knowing who the people are behind the invalid, untested Common Core Standards Initiative.  Parents are seeing through the speeches that even though Superintendents say we don't have Common Core, the truth is here and yes, we adopted it and are bound to it according the NCLB Waiver Application.

There is a Great Awakening and here's why...

The pain and torture of this past year and from what one Mom has said "School has been tormenting for the past month.  Who am I kidding--all year!" It has made a recipe of angry parents and grandparents who have helplessly watched their child's world (and theirs) get turned upside down and they are ready for change.

From the crazy math

, to the English with highly charged negative words, more parents

get it that education today is no longer about academics--see these pictures of an approved Social Studies Supplement that is coming next year (Ex. in Alabama even though State Board of Ed was asked to not approve all--the majority members did --disapproval coming from Betty Peters and Stephanie Bell).

 

On the example of one very large state where students and their families are guinea pigs read these excerpts:

What exactly is “education?” --for most parents, something very traditional: the three Rs, standardized test performance, college entrance, and teachers happy to teach students eager to learn.  Parents see education as highly individualistic because they understand that at SAT time and ACT time, that child will be required to expound upon the knowledge that he or she has internalized. However, when progressive, socialist constructivist educators speak of “education,” they are not defining their terms. To them, education means something more of a great social experiment where children form opinions about issues in groups, building their ideas as a group. They may not be as concerned about individual factual knowledge as they are about how well children do in groups, how many questions they ask, and how they behave within that group setting.

With all of this in mind, we must be very careful to force pedagogical proponents and experimenters to define their terms, to clarify what “this” or “that” means to them. Parents should remember that, ultimately, they are footing the bill for the education of students and it is THEIR idea of education that must be met. Not the grandiose social experimental musings of ideologues who believe that they know what is best for other peoples’ children.

See these links on the Common Core movers and shakers:

 

  • Bill Gates--Since January 2008, more than 250 Gates grants have targeted causes such as charter schools, testing research, data systems, science and math education and common academic standards. “In total, the four organizations primarily responsible for CCSS – NGA, CCSSO, Achieve, and Student Achievement Partners – have taken $147.9 million from Bill Gates,” Schneider concludes. “Common Core Gates Standards.”  All for big profits of course...
  • Lou Gerstner--He says, "We need more time on task, we need a longer school day, we need a longer school year, and we need accountability and measurement in the system so we can constantly adjust what’s going on....convene the 50 governors, and the first thing they do is they abolish the 16,000 school districts we have in the United States. Sixteen thousand school districts are what we’re trying to cram this reform through."
  • Kevin Jennings--Plans that Common Core "start" with academics but will eventually encompass "school climate" standards.
  • David Coleman--likes partnering with the Obama Administration’s campaign data team members to use techniques on data collection and use of data on your students.
  • Obama Administration--Arne Duncan's speech excerpts: "I want to talk about the Race to the Top fund. I explained that the Recovery Act provides $5 billion dollars in discretionary funding.

    After the set-asides for the Innovation and What Works fund and the money for the new assessments, we will have $4 billion dollars for states to drive education reform.This is your opportunity to be bold, creative, think big and push hard on the kind of reforms that we know will create fundamental change.  But this money will only go to states that are absolutely pushing reform in real and measurable ways..

  • Bill Ayres (former terrorist) and Linda Darling Hammond-Obama Connection:

    "It is shocking that Obama Education Department officials would appear at a conference that also featured someone like Ayers. On the other hand, their boss, President Obama, worked with Ayers in Chicago, and this kind of collaboration is not entirely surprising. We are left, however, wondering about the precise nature of the role that Ayers is playing in the development of this federal education plan."  You see the fruits of their handiwork in Texas CSCOPE.

     

  • Pearson--Paving the wayf for profit...“They want to offer products and services in all areas of school practice: assessment, pedagogy, curriculum and management, and they want to create the possibility for that through policy work. They want to have indirect influence in policy to create opportunities for business expansion. It’s a very well thought-out business strategy.”  Their method in Great Britain--"In many ways the strategy for promoting academies in Great Britain is similar to the strategy for promoting charter schools in the United States. Working class and poor families are told the academies are a solution to educational inequality. The academies are also exempt from following national curriculum and are not answerable to local governments. According to one British commentator who has carefully documented the history of the academies, “When threats don’t work, the department resorts to bribery. Schools receive up to an extra £65,000 or over $100,000 in state funds, if they become academies. As a result, the academies program exceeded its budget by £1 billion ($1.6 billion) from 2010 to 2012."
  • State Superintendents and Key Elected Officials devising new bills such as the "Systems of Reduction" where there is a shift from using seniority as major factor in teachers retained.  I say teachers please wake up..
  • Alabama Example:  “This plan supports Dr. Bice’s plan 2020.”  Dr. Joe Morton representing the Business and Education Alliance spoke for the bill SB 353, sponsored by Senator Pro Tem Del Marsh (R) from Anniston, Alabama in past session.   Morton said the state needs to develop a plan to retain the best teachers.  Morton said this is a major shift, in that the seniority of a person can not be a major factor in why they are retained during a Reduction In Force...Hope we get the right candidates in.  Teachers please look at Dr. Morton's BCA candidates while you still have your job...

More resources for you to know who are also concerned about Common Core and why...

This is an excellent resource to share with those who want to catch up--Common Core 101

In close remember God's Word and his warnings and a story from the past:

 "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."  2Chron 7:14

"It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around your neck than to cause one of these little ones to fall into sin."  Luke 17:2


Will Christians heed the cries of the children today and remove the blight called Common Core?? An elderly German man who lived through the Holocaust tells the following story:
I always considered myself a Christian. I attended a church since I was a small boy. We had heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews; but like most people in America today, we tried to distance ourselves from the reality of what was really taking place. What could anyone do to stop it?
A railroad track ran behind our small church, and each Sunday morning we would hear the whistle from a distance and then the clacking of the wheels moving over the track. We became disturbed when one Sunday we heard cries coming from the train as it passed by. We grimly realized that the train was carrying Jews.
Week after week that train whistle would blow. We would dread to hear the sound of those old wheels because we knew that the Jews would begin to cry out to us as they passed our church. It was so terribly disturbing! We could do nothing to help these poor people, yet their screams tormented us. We knew exactly at what time that whistle would blow, and we decided the only way to keep from being so disturbed by the cries was to start singing our hymns. If some of the screams reached our ears, we'd just sing a little louder until we could hear them no more.
Years have passed, and no one talks about it much any more; but I still hear that train whistle in my sleep. I can still hear them crying out for help. God forgive all of us who called ourselves Christians, yet did nothing to intervene.

 

Here's Common Core Tool box of resources you may find useful: