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Thursday
Nov212013

Make A CD On Common Core To Share--Common Core Collage

Here is a link to a collage of interviews (snippets) to help those new to the Common Core debate.  It is very informative.  Please feel free to download and make copies for everyone that loves children and is concerned with what is going on in education today.

This will be available on Sat 9/28/13 by noon.

Here is list of speakers:

Speakers on CD:

Jackie Virga--Mother of twins from New York on what Common Core did to her child.
Professor Jim Milgram (On Nat'l Validation Committee):  says homeschool your kids
Bio on Professor Milgram and excerpt from a blog with his letter:  R. James Milgram is an emeritus professor of mathematics at Stanford University where he has taught since 1970. He is a member of the National Board for Education Sciences - the presidential board that oversees the Institute for Education Research at the U.S. Department of Education - is also a member of the NASA Advisory Council, and is a member of the Achieve Mathematics Advisory Panel. He was one of the members of the Common Grounds Project that included Deborah Ball, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, J. Kilpatrick, Richard Schaar, and Wilfried Schmid. From 2002 to 2005, Professor Milgram headed a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education that identified and described the key mathematics that K-8 teachers need to know. He also helped to direct a project partially funded by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation that evaluated state mathematics assessments. He is one of the four main authors of the California Mathematics Standards, as well as one of the two main authors of the California Mathematics Framework. He is also one of the main authors of the new Michigan and new Georgia mathematics standards. Among other honors, he has held the Gauss Professorship at the University of Goettingen and the Regent’s Professorship at the University of New Mexico. He has published over 100 research papers in mathematics and four books, as well as serving as an editor of many others. His main area of research is algebraic and geometric topology, and he currently works on questions in robotics and protein folding. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Minnesota. He served on the validation committee for the Common Core mathematics. He did not agree to approve the standards.
He sent the following letter.   

Dear Diane, In
your own writings you mention that the biggest issue with Core
Standards is the lack of evidence. This is largely true. But at
least in math there is significant international evidence that
major parts of the standards will not work. For example, the only
area we could find that has had success with CCSS-M's method of
treating geometry is in Flemish Belgium. But it was tried on a
national scale in Russia a number of years back, and was rapidly
dropped. Likewise, the extremely limited high school level content
is so weak that Jason Zimba, one of the three main writers
described it as follows: First, he defined "college readiness" by
stating: "We have agreement to the extent that it's a fuzzy
definition, that the minimally college-ready student is a student
who passed Algebra II." Perhaps this explains why the only math at
the high school level, aside from a snippet on trigonometry, is
material from Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. Moreover, the
Algebra II component does not describe a complete course. Zimba's
definition is taken verbatim from his March 23, 2010 testimony
before the MA State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Later, in the question period, Sandy Stotsky asked for some
clarification. The following is a verbatim transcript: Zimba stated
"In my original remarks, I didn't make that point strongly enough
or signal the agreement that we have on this - the definition of
college readiness. I think it's a fair critique that it's a minimal
definition of college readiness." Stotsky asked "For some
colleges?" and Zimba responded by stating: "Well, for the colleges
most kids go to, but not for the colleges most parents aspire to."
Stotsky then asked "Not for STEM, not for international
competitiveness?" and Zimba responded "Not only not for STEM, it’s
also not for selective colleges. For example, for UC Berkeley,
whether you are going to be an engineer or not, you'd better have
precalculus to get into UC Berkeley." Stotsky then pointed out:
"Right, but we have to think of the engineering colleges and the
scientific pathway." Zimba added "That's true, I think the third
pathway goes a lot towards that. But your issue is broader than
that." Stotsky agreed saying "I'm not just thinking about selective
colleges. There's a much broader question here," to which Zimba
added "That's right. It's both, I think, in the sense of being
clear about what this college readiness does and doesn't get you,
and that's the big subject." Stotsky then summarized her objections
to this minimalist definition by explaining that a set of standards
labeled as making students college-ready when the readiness level
applies only to a certain type of college and to a low level of
mathematical expertise wouldn’t command much international respect
in areas like technology, economics, and business. Zimba appeared
to agree as he then said "OK. Thank you." So these are the
standards that Sybilla Beckmann recently described by stating that
"No standards I know of are better than the CCSS-M." Well, if you
believe that then perhaps I can interest you in large bridge in
NYC. As to the "third pathway" that Zimba mentioned above, it never
actually existed. The version of CCSS-M Zimba was talking about was
the March 10 public draft. It had placemarkers for the key calculus
standards, but aside from those placemarkers, this version
contained about the same material -- only in Geometry, Algebra I,
Algebra II and a trig snippet -- as appears in the final version.
Moreover, the calculus placemarkers and any hint of a third pathway
are gone in the final version. It is also worth noting that
Clifford Adelman did an analysis of the odds of completing a
college degree based on the highest level math course completed in
high school. The odds for Geometry were 16.7%, for Algebra II they
were 39.3%, but for Trigonometry they were 60%, 74.6% for
Precalculus, and 83.3% for Calculus. So we can estimate that a
"minimally college ready student" has a less than 40% chance of
completing a college degree. Is this really what the National
Governor's Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers,
and the Gates and Broad Foundations want for our youth?
Yours, Jim
Milgram

Professor Sandra Stotsky (the one that said we need to stop giving poison no matter how expensive...:
Sandra Stotsky is the University of Arkansas Professor Emerita in the Department of Education Reform. She is credited with developing one of the country’s strongest sets of academic standards for K-12 students as well as the strongest academic standards and licensure tests for prospective teachers while serving as Senior Associate Commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Education from 1999-2003. She is also known nation-wide for her in-depth analyses of the problems in Common Core’s English Language Arts (ELA) standards. She currently serves on the advisory board for Pioneer Institute’s Center for School Reform. She served on the National Validation Committee for the Common Core State Systemic Initiative (2009-2010), and she refused to validate the standards due to their grave inadequacies.
Charlotte Iserbyt  (the one that warns about there is no school choice and how we must not lose our elected school boards) wrote The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America which is available as a free e-book:
She served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first term of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and staff employee of the U.S. Department of State.
She is known for writing the book The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America. The book reveals that changes gradually brought into the American public education system work to eliminate the influences of a child's parents (religion, morals, national patriotism), and mold the child into a member of the proletariat in preparation for a socialist-collectivist world of the future.  She says that these changes originated from plans formulated primarily by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education and Rockefeller General Education Board, and details the psychological methods used to implement and effect the changes.  She warns people of dangers of charters schools and  not to give up local controls in education.

Alice Linahan a leading Texas activist (Women on the Wall) who has been fighting for good education in Texas (exposed CSCOPE)--she spoke with Charlotte Iserbyt about the danger of charter schools.

Becky Gerritson-(the one that actually called Common Core to verify whether or not it could be changed.)Founder and President of Wetumpka Tea Party and was in the news for giving her impassioned testimony against the IRS in trying to defend her freedoms and our nation.

Kenneth Freeman, executive director of the Alliance for Citizens' Rights talked about how state lawmakers (Del Marsh of Al) threw a state's right to get rid of Common Core legislation in the waste bin and did not even care to hear facts from Lindsey Burke of Heritage Foundation on Common Core--just a little glimpse of the antics of pro-common core legislators.

 Christel Swasey, a Utah public education teacher see some of her fact filled blogs at http://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/christel-swasey-responds-to-brenda-hales/
Here's link to a must see interview with a Clinical Mental Health Therapist:
http://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/clinical-mental-health-therapist-interviewed/
Latest video  from psychologist that confirms the planners of Common Core really didn't think about the appropriateness for children:


Last speaker is Col. John Eidsmoe on the unconstitutionality of Common core--Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has described Eidsmoe as "one of the professors who had a great influence on me", "a wonderful man", and "absolutely brilliant." She worked for him while a law student at Oral Roberts as a research assistant on Christianity and the Constitution.
 He is an attorney and a professor of constitutional law and related subjects. He has previously taught at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama, and at the O. W. Coburn School of Law at Oral Roberts University. He served in the US Air Force as a Lt. Colonel and is an Alabama State Defense Force Colonel, Headquarters Judge Advocate, Deputy Chaplain and Training Officer. He earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa, M.A. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and M. Div. from Lutheran Brethren Seminary

Eidsmoe is currently the Senior Counsel and Resident Scholar at the Foundation for Moral Law in Montgomery, AL.
Consequences for Children--Please watch this video by Child Psychologist:

Dr. Megan Koschnick presents on Common Core at APP Conference
Stress!!  Children will be frustrated and may disengage from education.
The curriculum includes lessons and strategies to get students to understand concepts that are not developmentally appropriate.  Less time for presenting grade appropriate materials, leaving no time for repetition.
Teachers may perceive typically developing students as delayed.
Parents may be informed that their children are behind delayed, disordered.
Please get informed!

Thursday
Nov212013

Common Core Opt Out Form/Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) --A Tool For Parents Against Common Core

PPRA Notice and Consent/Opt-Out Form (click here to download and share).

(Thanks to Col. John Eidsmoe with the Foundation For Moral Law!)

 Here is a state specific form Ex. Alabama's (go to your State Dept of Ed and find what they are giving)

Please read further to understand the need and what's coming:

 

Parents must recognize that Commmon Core will change America as it takes away Parental Authority (Local Control will be gone as school boards will just be rubber stamps to Washington-led indoctrination.) 

Get to know PPRA (see below link to form) and use it.   If you don't know about Common Core please see this link. Here is an article that will give a glimpse from its planners --please note the Lou Gerstner idea of getting rid of the 16,000 school districts and replacing it with 70 is almost complete. 

Please make copy and pass on to all parents to fill out and turn in to school district.   Defend your child. Don't forget the Petition to Regain Parental Authority. Please click at the book picture of National Sexuality Education Standards which is headed your way--already in states like Illinois.  Obamacore (aka Common Core) is to Education what  Obamacare is to Health.   Planned Parenthood received $75 mil a year to expand and their farming is done right under our noses in schools--read this:

“We saw in a couple different states last year that part of Planned Parenthood’s curriculum is to demonstrate different sexual positions with stuffed animals to children in kindergarten,”...more here .

You will have to ask your school for the OPT Out form on SEX ED as some of this maybe coming through the Health Clinic and you will need to find the Opt-Out form throught the school.  

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It is important as we already are hearing the nightmare from parents in Illinois.  It's Perfectly Normal is an approved textbook supplement which makes most parents angry at the pornographic nature of it.  As one teacher said "If I was showing this to my high school students I would have been hauled away and this is certainly not appropriate for 10 years old".  Video to approved supplement (State of Illinois)--It's Perfectly Normal.

 

PPRA Notice and Consent/Opt-Out Form (click here to download and share).

(Thanks to Col. John Eidsmoe with the Foundation For Moral Law!)

 

Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED)–

 

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.

•Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of–

1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
2. Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance,
administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a
student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or
required under State law; and
3. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for
marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.

•Inspect, upon request and before administration or use –

1. Protected information surveys of students;
2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or
other distribution purposes; and
3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.  These rights transfer to from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law.

 

--------------------------------The Opt-Out Form uses their words (excerpt):

 

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 screening

 

Please do your homework and study this.  Here is a link to file you can print.

 

The National Sexuality Ed standards may also come through your health clinics and they have special opt out form--find it (there is a warning that PP must approve).  Please be aware if your child is 14 you may not get a notice to consent.  Please look into your state's Personal Responsibility Education Programs (Planned Parenthood by any other name still awful).  In Alabama it is called APREP so study.  On this link is this comment that is a warning:

 

Suggesting Planned Parenthood encourages parental involvement in their teaching is a bold- faced lie! As a former teacher, I sat with Freshmen while planned parenthood presented the "value" of the on- site clinic and several times reiterated "you can come to us and your parents don't need to know". They encouraged students to get a parent signature " on-file" so students could seek their assistance anytime without further parental contact! As a parent I was furious at the "deception" promotion. As a teacher I was equally concerned. Students could not get an aspirin from the nurses office without permission from a parent, but they could go to the on-site "clinic" and get morning after pills without parental knowledge! I could go on and on, but rest assured Planned Parenthood in schools is no friend to parents.

Here are more links on this parents can study:

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ppra/modelnotification.html

 

http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

 

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/pdf/ppraconsent.pdf

 

 

Awesome video --nothing new under the sun--only difference is that today the plans are on "steroids."

 

And just in case you haven't heard about the DATA MINING...this will help:

 

 

Parents – Don’t be deceived about data collecting on your children

In response to the article by Bill Maddox with Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education in the Fayette Citizen, http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/07-30-2013/column-common-core-contained-multiple-errors, where he claims Common Core does not require the collection of any data about students.  I always find it interesting that the proponents of Common Core nationalized standards never provide proof of what they claim.   So, in my response I will supply the documentation so parents can do their own research to know the truth about the privacy issues surrounding the collecting of data on their children.

Parents need to know that data collecting on our nation’s government school children has been ongoing for decades. The U.S. Department of Education’s own handbooks on data-gathering on students and faculty should be enough to satisfy any freedom-loving citizen. The two publications are the Student Data Handbook for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education (NCES 94–303) released in June 1994, and the Staff Data Handbook: Elementary, Secondary and Early Childhood Education (NCES 95–327) released in January 1995. Both Handbooks were produced under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

The Foreword for the Student Data Handbook states: “NCES is pleased to release the 1994 Student Data Handbook: Elementary, Secondary and Early Childhood Education. It is a major effort to establish current and consistent terms, definitions and classification codes to maintain, correct, report and exchange information about students. When this effort began, the only existing national standards for student data had been published by NCES in 1974. Because student data have evolved greatly over time both in the type and format of data maintained, it was essential that new standards be developed that would reflect current practices. NCES has a strong commitment to provide technical assistance and support to the education community to facilitate the collection, reporting, and use of high quality education information. This handbook is one outcome of that commitment. It is but one in a series of related handbooks and manuals that NCES has published in the past and plans to continue to develop in the future.”

So, what is the relationship between Common Core and data-collection?  As part of Race to the Top, and elsewhere in the 2009 Stimulus bill, along with agreeing to adopt the Common Core standards, the states that wanted federal money had to commit to build massive student databases. These databases are designed to track children from preschool (or earlier), through college, and into the workforce.  At this time, Georgia also agreed to move all the student (and teacher) data to Google servers for storage.  If you are following the stories on the national data collecting by the NSA, you know that our federal government has access to all data stored on these servers, including our student’s information.  

As you may know by now, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) are the organizations that the proponents of Common Core standards point to as the “state led” component of development. Citizens should know that these are private trade organizations with no legislative authority to change education standards. Only Georgia’s General Assembly has the constitutional authority to do so. Being private entities they are not subject to open meeting or open record laws.  

A 2008 report by the NGA, the CCSSO, and Achieve, Inc. (another private trade organization contracted by the NGA and the CCSSO to develop the Common Core standards) titled Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring U.S. Students Receive a World-Class Education laid out the framework for the Common Core national standards.  In this document is a list of actions including data collecting. (NOTE: accountability and measuring performance means collecting data)

Action 4: Hold schools and systems accountable through monitoring, interventions, and support to ensure consistently high performance, drawing upon international best practices.

Action 5: Measure state-level education performance globally by examining student achievement and attainment in an international context to ensure that, over time, students are receiving the education they need to compete in the 21st century economy.

Web link to this report: http://www.nga.org/cms/home/nga-center-for-best-practices/center-publications/page-edu-publications/col2-content/main-content-list/benchmarking-for-success-ensurin.html

According to the website of Achieve, Inc (http://www.achieve.org/print/P-20-data-systems) “States must collect, coordinate, and use K-12 and postsecondary data to track and improve the readiness of graduates to succeed in college and the workplace.”  Remember, Achieve, Inc. helped develop the Common Core national standards.  

According to the website of the Council of Chief State School Officers (http://www.ccsso.org/Resources/Programs/Shared_Learning_Collaborative_%28SLC%29.html), Georgia became a Tier I participant in the collection of data through a Bill Gates company called the Shared Learning Collaborative.  The website states “Although the SLC technology delivers the advantage of a common infrastructure for data integration and application interoperability, the end-user experience will be customized by participating states and districts.  

According to a fact sheet produced by the CCSSO (http://www.classsizematters.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/SLCFactSheet_FINAL.pdf) “The collaborative is designing a shared technology infrastructure that will support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and help states and districts provide teachers with the instructional data and tools they need.” 

The Shared Learning Collaborative has morphed into a Bill Gates company called inBloom (https://www.inbloom.org/).   The stated vision of inBloom from their website: “inBloom is dedicated to bringing together the data, content and tools educators need to make personalized learning a reality for every student.”   inBloom has a list of over 400 data points that it would like to collect on our students.  The National Education Data Model recommends collecting over 400 data points – academic performance, disciplinary history, family income range, religious affiliation, health history, etc. https://www.inbloom.org/sites/default/files/docs-developer-1.0.68-20130118/ch-data_model-enums.html#type-SexType&#8221 

Bill Gates has agreed to move the inBloom company headquarters to Atlanta.   This is a “feather in the cap” for Governor Deal’s economic development goals.   At one time Georgia was listed as a partner with this company on the inBloom website.   Is this possibly why Governor Deal is so committed to keeping Georgia’s schools tied to this national standard rather than allowing us to maintain local control as the U.S. Constitution allows? 

This listing of Georgia as a partner with inBloom has now been removed, probably due to the many phone calls to Governor Deal’s office from parents, teachers, and citizens across Georgia with concerns over this data collecting.  However, do not think that this means that your child’s school is no longer collecting data, we are.  In Fayette, the data collected is known as “Infinite Campus.” The national assessments are intended to create even more data.  While Georgia has announced the pull out of our contract with the assessment consortia known as PARCC, Superintendent John Barge stated that Georgia will develop our own assessments aligned with Common Core.  Notice that we are now assessing our children rather than having objective testing of knowledge.   

According to the website, DataQualityCampaign.org, Georgia has completed 7 out of 10 “Actions to Ensure Effective Data Use.”  These actions DO include collection of data, but according to this report Georgia is not yet sharing data across the P-20 education pipeline and across state agencies.  However, this framework is in place and can be launched at any time. 

A February Department of Education report titled “Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance” http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology/files/2013/02/OET-Draft-Grit-Report-2-17-13.pdf) reveals the federal government’s plans for data-mining which includes the use of very disturbing monitoring techniques such as “functional magnetic resonance imaging” and “using cameras to judge facial expressions, an electronic seat that judges posture, a pressure-sensitive computer mouse and a biometric wrap on kids’ wrists.” See page 44 of this report for images of this specialized equipment they would like to use on our children.

The DOE report exposes the big lie that Common Core is about raising academic standards by revealing its progressive designs to measure and track children’s “competencies” in “recognizing bias in sources,” “flexibility,” “cultural awareness and competence,” “appreciation for diversity,” “empathy,” “perspective taking, trust (and) service orientation.”

So, do not believe that just because Governor Deal issues an executive order that data should not be collected on our children that this means all data collecting has stopped.  It hasn’t. And don’t believe that the partnership with inBloom has been dissolved.    

I encourage parents to do their homework.  Ask your school about what kind of data they are collecting.  Demand to see your student’s records and data collected so far.   Parents, teachers, and citizens should contact Governor Deal, and Superintendent of Schools, John Barge, and ask them to support the legislation in Georgia that WILL end the collecting of data and withdraw Georgia from the commitment of Common Core national standards.  That bill is S.B. 167 sponsored by Senator William Ligon.  For more information parents should go to www.StopCommonCore.com.

 

Angela Bean

Fayetteville, GA

Leadership Team

National Coalition United for Reforming Education

www.natCURE.org

 

HAD ENOUGH INFO?--YOU WILL WANT TO READ THIS INCREDIBLE RESEARCH

Wednesday
Nov202013

Steps To Help With Going To Your Pastor

More and more people are looking at what to do against Common Core.  They are also learning that Charter Schools is not the answer as it is like Common Core (CSCOPE in Tx.), taking away PARENTAL AUTHORITY and that is not acceptable.  Sooner or later School Choice will be pushed as The Choice but already experience has shown that more private schools are aligned to Common Core and certainly Charter Schools will so there is really no such thing as School Choice.

It is time to make a stand.  Public education has been broken down because we have not been involved.  We have trusted, or been too apathetic or too busy.  Many reasons and some good,  led majority of Americans to be uninvolved.  But no longer can we afford it.  This quote ought to wake most parents up--

“The goal is to reach kids before they absorb their parents’s values. By middle school it’s too late.”

Many of us have long known that not only the teaching of immoral sexual practices in school but the teaching of those things at younger and younger ages has been specifically targeted to evade parental values.

This video is a must watch because "It's Perfectly Normal" (approved supplemental book in Illinois for 10 yr old and yet not fit for prisoners) and other books permeating on school shelves and/or online will lead to more sexualization of your kids.  They are being led to the path of addiction in this case sexual addiction (perversion) under the lie of children's need to know.

I learned from a national group named--CURE that there are many books from Pre-K on up which is really part of an anti-bias curriculum.  So we have to get beyond the lie that this is not happening (you will when you watch It's Perfecty Normal).  The books we read in the past are now being removed and replaced with newer books--as after all if you want to change America--it begins with the mind.   And now with schools letting children read their Accelerated Reading books online--who knows what children are reading?  Shockingly many of the books our children have access to read in school and/or online have very sexual overtones and are very filthy.  I can't even name them.  Please go to CURE's website to get more info on homeschooling if you now see that as an option for you.  But we have to keep fighting politically as we know not every child will be able to be homeschooled and even homeschoolers will someday be under duress.

How can we fight it? 

  • With many prayers. Please cover the children daily--before they go to school and before they do homework and before they go to bed.  Pray over them and let them hear or if they are old enough to read God's Word (even a paragraph is good).  There is something very healing about it and very soothing.  Reading the Holy Bible led to deeper, higher, thinking skills for our founders.  And as  Professor Sandra Stotsky who is the foremost Academic on ELA (the ELA expert that was on the National Validation Committee and would not sign off on Common Core)--it is like reading Shakespeare and she  says it's great to let them read it!!!  Bring a praying friend with you at the meeting.  Ask Pastor if it's ok if you pray first to open the meeting.
  • Join a Stop Common Core group in your state (they all have a fb page) such as this one for Alabama.  There is one in every state--just put in Stop Common Core and your state's name.
  • Churches can share information and parents need to know--so they can defend their child!

Example of how you can talk to the Pastor (food for thought):

First ask the Pastor if he remembered how parents could go to their local school boards if they had a problem with what was being taught in school and they usually say yes.  Tell them that is no longer the case.  Share with them that there was a Race To The Top Application for Fed grant $$ that was given to all states around Nov 2009.  Because states were desperate for money most applied within two months.  In the application, they would get points for agreeing to certain things--most importantly that they would give up their own state's standards for what was called Common Core Standards (which were copyrighted and you can't change anything can only add up to 15%). 

Let Pastor read a minute the front of brochure.  Then point to the part where I quote the experts on the back such as Prof. Jim Milgram and Prof. Sandra Stostky (who I say the whole country should be listening to the most.)

Then tell Pastor about how they want us all to think this is just about academics and I point to the brochure and let them read the words about the National Sexuality Standards--"Students need opportunities to engage in cooperative and active learning strategies, and sufficient time must be allocated for students to practice skills relating to sexuality education."


I read out loud to them the part on the brochure about Planned Parenthood wanting to be our children's sex experts. And I follow with the inside of brochure on the observations from Mental Health Therapist.

We have seen miracles as if the Pastor was prepared ahead of time. I think of Habakkuk 2:1-4 as if the Pastors had been waiting for this time:

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

 

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

 

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Try it and be surprised--but always cover it in prayer first and have someone praying over your meeting.  I have a feeling God has been talking to the Pastors and their hearts are ready to hear from you.  They need to hear from someone in their flock!  Please don't wait--let it be you--God makes all the difference and will delight you with His help.  May the Lord bless you.  It is time for America to seek God and ask for His forgivenes.  He is good and His love endures forever...

I believe God expects us to defend our children and others.  Remember these words from Ronald Reagan's speech:Excerpt from Ronald Reagan's speech on Bergen Belsen. about Never Again??..For more than two years Anne Frank and her family had hidden from the Nazis in a confined annex in Holland where she kept a remarkably profound diary. Betrayed by an informant, Anne and her family were sent by freight car first to Auschwitz and finally here to Bergen-Belsen. Just three weeks before her capture, young Anne wrote these words:
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them because in spite of everything I still believe that people are good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness. I hear the ever approaching thunder which will destroy us too; I can feel the suffering of millions and yet, if I looked up into the heavens I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end and that peace and tranquility will return again.
Eight months later, this sparkling young life ended here at Bergen-Belsen. Somewhere here lies Anne Frank.
Everywhere here are memories -- pulling us, touching us, making us understand that they can never be erased. Such memories take us where God intended His children to go -- toward learning, toward healing, and, above all, toward redemption. They beckon us through the endless stretches of our heart to the knowing commitment that the life of each individual can change the world and make it better.
We're all witnesses; we share the glistening hope that rests in every human soul. Hope leads us, if we're prepared to trust it, toward what our President Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature." And then, rising above all this cruelty, out of this tragic and nightmarish time, beyond the anguish, the pain and the suffering for all time, we can and must pledge: Never again.

 

Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites,
    because the Lord has a charge to bring
    against you who live in the land:
“There is no faithfulness, no love,
    no acknowledgment of God in the land.
There is only cursing,a]">[a] lying and murder,
    stealing and adultery;
they break all bounds,
    and bloodshed follows bloodshed.
Because of this the land dries up,
    and all who live in it waste away;
the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky
    and the fish in the sea are swept away.

“But let no one bring a charge,
    let no one accuse another,
for your people are like those
    who bring charges against a priest.
You stumble day and night,
    and the prophets stumble with you.
So I will destroy your mother—
    my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.

“Because you have rejected knowledge,
    I also reject you as my priests;
because you have ignored the law of your God,
    I also will ignore your children.

 

Hosea 4:1-6

After this --hope you will go to your local school board next.  God is great and will be with you.  And tell them about what's happening with New York (hear this about a Superintendent that spoke up)--it's gonna be a tsunami and it's coming to your state:

 

Concerned parents still on the fence about "refusing" the state tests, read this. Perhaps one of the best rebuttals of the new exams and the nonsense that has followed them.

Dr. William Johnson: "To hell with these scores. They’re not informing us in any way; they’re not giving us any new information. In fact, what they’re doing is serious damage. Kids who had a [Level] 3 last year and ended up with a [Level] 1 this year, how do I tell them they can’t read, when in fact we know they can?”

"According to Johnson, however, King sent an email last week to all of the state’s superintendents, telling them not to use the scores for anything. “It should not be incorporated into APPR, nor should it be used to inform decisions about whether teachers should or should not be here next year, or should or should not get teacher improvement plans,” Johnson said. “So we’re living right now through a time that I can only describe as a theater of the absurd.”"

School test scores drop sharply - LIHerald.com
liherald.com
By Alex Costello acostello@liherald.com New York state released the results of its new tests last week and, as expected, scores for students all over the state, including Rockville Centre, ….

If those are not enough and you are not convinced that you need to do something--this might just do it:

 

Read this to arm yourself and get your mind right:

 

The Psalm
103

Praise for the LORD's Benefits
A Psalm of David.

1  Bless the LORD, O my soul:
        
and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2  Bless the LORD, O my soul,
        
and forget not all his benefits:
3  who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
        
who healeth all thy diseases;
4  who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
        
who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies;
5  who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;
        
so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6  The LORD executeth righteousness
        
and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7  He made known his ways unto Moses,
        
his acts unto the children of Israel.
8  The LORD is merciful and gracious, Jas. 5.11
        
slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9  He will not always chide:
        
neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10  He hath not dealt with us after our sins;
        
nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11  For as the heaven is high above the earth,
        
so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12  As far as the east is from the west,
        
so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13  Like as a father pitieth his children,
        
so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
14  For he knoweth our frame;
        
he remembereth that we are dust.
15  As for man, his days are as grass:
        
as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16  For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
        
and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17  But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting
        
upon them that fear him,
and his righteousness unto children's children;
18  to such as keep his covenant,
        
and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19  The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens;
        
and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20  Bless the LORD, ye his angels,
        
that excel in strength,
that do his commandments,
hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21  Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts;
        
ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
22  Bless the LORD, all his works
        
in all places of his dominion:
bless the LORD, O my soul.


Wednesday
Nov202013

Common Core Flyers

Here is a link to a Common Core Collage that you can copy and make CDs to distribute for those new to the Common Core fight.  Very informative--excerpts from Proferssors Jim Milgram, Sandra Stotsky,  Christel Swasey, Charlotte Iserbyt etc.

Here is a flyer (tri-fold) that can be used to wake up parents to the coming demise of Parental Authority (should they decide not to be involved).  Please download the files and then print from your downloaded PDF file--you may want to enlarge it just a bit.  It is going to take a massive awakening to make a difference.  Please share.  This flyer includes Lou Gerstner's idea (his company Achieve wrote Common Core) on getting rid of the 16,000 school districts and replace with 70.  He apparently does not believe most parents should have input.  So he makes a suggestion to our Pres  and as you can see in this link the power will be solidified under one global management firm (a firm where he got his start) within the next two years.  Included is also the very disturbing supposition from Planned Parenthood that their role should be that of math teachers as they are the experts on the medical aspects of Sexuality Education.  If you have a problem with that, then please share this brochure with your friends, family, churches etc.  Also here is a link to an OPT-Out Form and a Petition that should be physically handed to your legislator when they come to townhall meetings to educate them on your feelings about the loss of your Parental Authority over your children.  It's time to pray, study and act and may God have mercy upon us and save us in this time of need.

 

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