Friday, February 22, 2013

Spiritually Unsafe

In many places it is literally not safe physically for youngsters to go to school. And in many schools - and it's becoming almost generally true - it is spiritually unsafe to attend public schools. Look back over the history of education to the turn of the century and the beginning of the educational philosophies, pragmatism and humanism were the early ones, and they branched out into a number of other philosophies which have led us now into a circumstance where our schools are producing the problems that we face. (Charge to the David O. McKay School of Education at BYU, October 9, 1996)
I wonder how President McKay would feel about Common Core which teaches Multicultalism, Social Justice, Homosexuality, Overpopulation, the evironment is diety, the Constitution is an outdated document, the Founders were just evil slave holders and personal liberty is subversive WHILE taking values based classic literature from the curriculum and dumbing math down by two full grades?  #stopcommoncore

Monday, February 18, 2013

McGraw Hill, Gates Foundation & Psychometric Testing

This is a McGraw Hill PRO Common Core article. It lays out where some of the funding came from: $110 Billion from the stimulus, $330 Million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. After laying out those dollar amounts, McGraw Hill makes the claim that the federal government "has had no role" in the development of CC State Standards, but that the Federal Government may "incentivize" the CC effort (this translates to bribing us with our own money).
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (has already spent 173 Million) committed to spend $354 Million Dollars. Part of the Gates Foundation goal as stated here is to, "Develop new ways of thinking about psychometric rules that guide tests in order to get higher quality and more valid items that can be used for large-scale assessment and accountability systems." In other words, have a more friendly attitute toward psychological and other testing to be done on your child and getting around FERPA laws that protect your child's private information.

"McGraw-Hill Education is an endorsing partner of the NGA/CCSSO common core initiative..." who has made and stands to make millions and millions of dollars from Common Core. In addition, they own many of the educational journals who support Common Core. McGraw Hill owns NINE educational publications directly not counting any owned by its subsidiaries.

McGraw Hill was also behind and made enormous profits from No Child Left Behind, a program which did nothing but teach school administrators to cook the books like Walls Street Bankers and pick your pocket while actually dumbing down public education.

They are about to do it again. Will you be complicit?

Friday, February 15, 2013

Most Scientists = Skeptics

Peer Reviewed Survey shows that:
"Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem."

Read more HERE:

Then after their already embarassing e-mail fiasco at the University of East Anglia whose research was used as a base for most climate scientists.. including those at NASA.  That research was shown to be based on lies.

Climate change is about profits for its inventors and wealth redistribution.

..a leading member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) told a German news outlet, “[W]e redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy.” Via the Media Research Center, Germany’s NZZ Online Sunday interviews Ottmar Edenhofer of the U.N. (emphases mine):
(NZZ AM SONNTAG): The new thing about your proposal for a Global Deal is the stress on the importance of development policy for climate policy. Until now, many think of aid when they hear development policies.
(OTTMAR EDENHOFER, UN IPCC OFFICIAL): That will change immediately if global emission rights are distributed. If this happens, on a per capita basis, then Africa will be the big winner, and huge amounts of money will flow there. This will have enormous implications for development policy. And it will raise the question if these countries can deal responsibly with so much money at all.
(NZZ): That does not sound anymore like the climate policy that we know.

And yet, Anthropological Global Warming/Climate change is preached like gospel in our schools accelerated by Common Core. The view of the Gates Foundation, whose funding for Common Core has reached over 173 MILLION Dollars, is that humans are bad, they are ruining the planet and population must be decreased by 10-15%
Are you willing to have that drummed into your child's head not just in science or geography, but in almost every class?