Now For The Dems

Lincoln Chafee: Chafee supported President Obama’s “Race to the Top” initiative which was a move toward the Common Core. The former governor supports a federal role in setting or organizing education standards, with states getting significant flexibility in how they apply those standards. As senator, Chafee voted in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act.”

Hillary Clinton: Clinton effectively endorsed the Common Core. Yes, she threw a bone to liberal opponents of Common Core by calling on teachers to “lead the way” in further developing these national standards. It’s obvious from Clinton’s overall remarks, however, that she supports Common Core.”

Bernie Sanders: “. . . there are few others as opposed as he is to the sweeping education law – which Congress is attempting to update – and to “this absurd effort to force teachers to spend half of their lives teaching kids how to take tests. If I have anything to say in the coming months, we would end [No Child Left Behind]. . .”

Martin O’Malley: “Increasing the frequency of tests doesn’t necessarily increase the quality of education,” O’Malley said. “We have to be mindful of the whole child – their development, their nutrition, their health. Learning is about more than that feedback loop of tests and quizzes. . . [O’Malley] defended the federal government’s role in K-12 education, which lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have said needs to be scaled back to some extent.”

Jim Webb: “When it comes to education in America we are looking at three challenges, which could actually intersect and become opportunities. The first is the benefit we can get through Pre-K programs that would allow less-privileged children to begin socialization and education at an earlier age . . .”

Neither the Republican nor the Democratic party seek to change the language of education so that it concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of our children towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens who will become the elected public servants that will lead America to success in its humanitarian efforts to solve the problems created by political and corporate control.

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What Does The Candidate Say?

Mother Jones is an American magazine featuring investigative and breaking news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture.(Wikipedia)

Allie Gross, reporter for Mother Jones writes, “How the GOP Candidates Are Flailing on Common Core”

Ben Carson: “. . .high academic standards are important, but that having the government responsible for both creating and enforcing them “is naive.”

Sen. Ted Cruz: “We need to repeal every word of Common Core.”

Carly Fiorina: “I think Common Core is a really bad idea.” She added, “Giving more money to the Department of Education doesn’t improve learning in the classroom.” . . . but she commended No Child Left Behind for helping the “US set a high bar for our students.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham: “. . . is anti-Common Core today. In February 2014, he even introduced a Senate resolution that “denounced the Obama Administration” for using federal funds to “coerce” states into adopting Common Core. But in September 2013—three years after his home state adopted Common Core—Graham had no clue about it.”

George Pataki: “Education has always been the prerogative of the states and should continue to be that.”

Rand Paul: “. . . the standards contain “anti-American propaganda, revisionist history that ignores the faith of our Founders and data-tracking of students from kindergarten on.”

Rick Perry: “I will not commit Texas taxpayers to unfunded federal obligations or to the adoption of unproven, cost-prohibitive national standards and tests”

Sen. Marco Rubio: “The executive branch does not possess the authority to force states into compliance with administration reforms”

Rick Santorum: “I wasn’t for Common Core. And today, I’m still not for Common Core.” While he may have never been for the Common Core, in 2001 he voted for No Child Left Behind, the apex of federal accountability in schools.”

Donald Trump: “That’s a disaster. It’s bad. It should be local and all of that.”

While these candidates are opposed to the Common Core, they must understand it is more important to change the language of education so that it concentrates on our children’s gifts and talents.

We must fight for every child’s right to an excellent education.

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Then And Now

Last week the news reported a victory for food service workers who will see a wage increase of $6.25 over three years for New York City workers and over six years for fast food workers in the rest of the state.

This week, the Mayor, Congresswoman Slaughter, Governor Cuomo, and Vice President Biden were pleased to announced, “Photonics Manufacturing Expects 6,000 New Jobs” over a five year period, creating 1,200 jobs a year.

As in the past, the elite have produced programs that will cause those uniting to change our attitudes and customs towards education and equality in America, to believe that they are now in a better position, financially, than they have every been. The “hedgehogs” are working diligently to convince American citizens they are concerned about the welfare of America and not their profits.

And, while the elite throw the American public more bones, the public, settling for those bones, will not recognize their condition has not changed, they have just been made more comfortable in their position.

The poor will remain poor and the middle class will remain middle class, supporting the social programs of the impoverished which secure the profits of the elite.

Cities in New York State are fighting each other for the tax dollars that are collected from every working citizen in the United States.

The people go before our elected officials, begging to receive some benefit from the taxes that are taken from their paycheck every pay period.

When we, as tax paying citizens of the United States, know and understand that we, the people of the United States, are the government, we will be able to exercise the power of “one man, one vote” over the financial influence of the “hedgehogs” in our government.

When we, the people, rise up out of the fear of poverty and begin to properly educate our children to believe that they are more powerful than the money the “hedgehogs” use to manipulate our politicians, we will see, an excellent education for our children and equality for all can and will be achieved.

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American History

Cause: A person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition; a principle, aim, or movement that, because of a deep commitment, one is prepared to defend or advocate; make happen

Reason: A cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event

While most people believe that the cause of the Civil War was the issue of slavery, it was the reason, not the cause.

The cause of the Civil War was the coming together of indentured servants and slaves who recognized that they were both in the same boat, forever working for the wealthy plantation owner, never owning the land they worked.

The reason the Civil War was implemented was to create a divide between the citizens of this new country that would serve two purposes:
1. Break the financial back of the newly wealthy plantation owners who were not members of the elite, and
2. Support the American industrial revolution which would be financed and controlled by the elite

This was accomplished by capitalizing on the belief that Blacks were inferior to Whites and then creating financial envy between and among the two groups by dividing them into classes according to socio-economic status.

The union that was being considered between indentured servants and slaves to overtake the plantation owner was destroyed as the war pitted families on both sides against each other.

This infighting resulted in the financial collapse of America which resulted in the purchase of America by the banks which changed America from united states into a corporation.

Our original Constitution reads, “The Constitution for the united states of America” it now reads, “THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” changed by the Act of 1871.

The people are rebelling again, and the powers that be will adjust by convincing the masses that they are much better off than they think they are because they can now own things. However, we still have not realized that while we own land and things we no longer own America.

We must understand the past in order to change the future.

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No Nonsense Capitalism

In her July 23, 2015 blog post, Diane Ravitch reports on a system of teaching called, “No Nonsense Nurturing”. The blog tells the story of a teacher in Lawrence, Massachusetts were she was being trained to teach according to this new system.

Ms. Ravitch writes, “She had to wear a wireless earpiece and receive instructions from three coaches who sat in the back of her classroom, telling her what to say, how to act, how to respond to students . . .”

This particular style of teaching is being promoted by The Center for Transformative Teacher Training or CT3.

“No Nonsense Nurturing” is a program supported by the New Teacher Center which is primarily funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to the tune of $10 million dollars.

Their website reads, “A positive, calm, structured learning environment is an essential component of effective instruction and contributes to student achievement. The No-Nonsense Nurturer online course component is being offered by NTC in collaboration with The Center for Transformative Teacher Training. The course is designed to advance new teachers’ and mentors’ understanding of the strategies that can be employed to increase student engagement, build constructive relationships with students, and establish the routines, procedures and structures needed to improve student learning. The course provides an interactive experience with rich video examples that illustrate the four components of the No-Nonsense Nurturing© model.”

Enrollment cost is $150 per person

It is the intent of the “hedgehogs” to deeply infiltrate the system of education in America so that it continues to provide workers for their companies. The ignorance of the American populous is essential to their profit making scheme.

When we change the language of education so that it concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of all children, by providing every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education, delivered by knowledgeable, dedicated individuals who acknowledge and respect their own gifts and talents and the gifts and talents of everyone in the school community, the “hedgehogs” will no longer be able to standardize our teachers or our children.

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We’ve God The Power

There is a concerted effort across America for “white” people to recognize and understand that America is controlled by “white” people.

To be more exact, this world is controlled by money, regardless of the color of the people who have the money.

“People of color” who believe that money has power are just as enslaved as “white” people and “black” people who believe the same.

When we continue to give power to those who have more money than we do, we continue to be enslaved by that belief and will never be free.

Recently fast food workers fought for and won the right to earn fifteen dollars an hour minimum wage. Their wages will be increased incrementally over a number of years.

While this is an important victory for them, it certainly does not remove them from the poverty in which they currently live, it will simply make their condition of poverty more “comfortable”.

Our power, as human beings, does not rest in the dollar bill. Our power, as humans, comes from our Creator.

Each of us has the power within us to overcome the slavery attached to the money for which we continue to fight.

Our children deserve to grow up in a world where humans are more important than money.

Our children deserve to grow up in a world where children are more important than money.

Our children deserve to grow up in a world where God is more important than money.

The love of money is the root of all evil yet we continue to afford power to those who worship money. We envy their power and try to amass money and things in order to feel powerful.

Our collective voice is our power yet we continue to be silent for fear we will be denied the “funding” necessary to live “comfortably”.

For the sake of our children we must reject the power of money and recognize the power of God within each of us.

We must come together in love to save our children from the slavery of economics.

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Spending Fever

Applications for New Awards; Rehabilitation Services Administration, Disability Innovation Fund-Automated Personalization Computing Project

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Disability Innovation Fund . . . is to support innovative activities aimed at improving the outcomes of “individuals with disabilities,” as defined in section 7(20)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 . . .

In today’s world, individuals with disabilities experience many barriers to accessing information and communication technologies (ICT) needed for education, training, and workforce participation, as well as for participation in the activities of daily living. For example, in order to meet the needs of a student with a disability, a school will often provide only a single computer, as customizing its software requires expert intervention and staff time. In this case, students cannot use any other information technology (IT) within the learning environment, nor can they use these accommodations on a home or public library computer. Similarly, software licenses for computers within an educational or employment setting cannot follow individual users from school to college or from school to work, or to other environments.

Type of Award: Discretionary grant

Estimated Available Funds:$20,000,000

Estimated Number of Awards: 1

Eligible Applicants: An application must be submitted by an eligible applicant serving as the lead entity on behalf of a proposed partnership that would involve public and private partners participating in project implementation and governance. The applicant must be a State or public or nonprofit agency or organization, including Indian tribes and IHEs. The applicant, together with its proposed partners, must also have a demonstrable record of working together with key stakeholders such as major ICT providers, agencies that serve people with disabilities, and organizations of people with disabilities.

While there is certainly a need for this technology, private ICT companies should be creating this technology and competing for the government contract to supply their services.

By changing the language of education and providing every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their gifts and talents, every child can have the assistance they require to experience educational success.

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