Globalization of California

Freedom Advocates are putting on a conference on May 3rd at Treasure Island in San Francisco. It's a one day even showcasing the risks and challenges of, and alternatives to "Plan Bay Area" a central planning fiasco that has been foisted upon the citizens of the Bay Area in the name of participatory democracy.

For more details on the event click on our event page, and register at:

globalizationofcalifornia.com

Community-Wealth.org…Agenda 21 in Action

Browse this website http://community-wealth.org/ if you want to see how Agenda 21 is put into action.  While this organization does not mention Agenda 21 by name, there is no doubt that it is following the A21 playbook.

It is supported by the Institute for Policy Studies, which is probably the largest and oldest left-wing think tank.  It has long supported communist and anti-American projects around the world.

These resources and strategies will be used in your own state and community if you are not careful.  They are already being done in New Jersey and California but we can fight back.  Resist it wherever you are.

Parents say Common Core is sneaking its way into some Texas schools – EAGnews.org powered by Education Action Group Foundation, Inc.

Remember...Common Core can insinuate itself into your curriculum in a variety of ways.  Here is one.  Don't let it happen to you.

George

LONGVIEW, Texas – The Lone Star State is only one of five states not involved in the Common Core experiment, but lessons aligned with the nationalized learning standards may still be showing up in some Texas classrooms.common core twoDuring Monday’s well-attended meeting of the Spring Hill Independent School District’s board of trustees, parent Rhonda Anderson said she has seen assigned worksheets that have the words “Common Core” printed at the bottom, reports News-Journal.com.Anderson took special exception with one such lesson that took a swipe at fossil fuels.“With oil wells here on the school property, I don’t think we need to be teaching our children that fossil fuels are bad,” Anderson said, according to News-Journal.com.Parent Terri Hill echoed those concerns about Common Core being snuck into classrooms. Hill added that the much-hated, Texas-only CSCOPE curriculum is still being used in some classrooms, despite assurances from state lawmakers last May that schools would be barred from using the lesson plans beginning with the current school year.A state law also requires school officials to consult with parents and taxpayers before making any significant changes to the curriculum. If the district is dabbling in Common Core and backsliding in its use of CSCOPE, parents need to know about it.CSCOPE generated some national headlines earlier this year after a large number of Texans became concerned that CSCOPE lessons in their local schools were too controversial. One infamous lesson compared the Boston Tea Party to an act of terrorism.A more thorough explanation of the CSCOPE controversy can be found here.

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Common core updates

Following is from a newsletter published by a friend.  There are lots of very good information here.  Please read, click on the links, and take appropriate action in your own jurisdictions.

George

In this issue, we're summarizing and attaching breaking news and information several people have requested about Common Core developments. Some of the documents are rather large. Rather than attach large files, we have uploaded them into our file server so you can download them from this link.

TODAY'S DOWNLOAD 2013-11-10: (Click the link and download)
https://www.transferbigfiles.com/72201513-cb18-43c3-9a8d-28d9bb013ff8/o2lUL8hqh10Ck8yg6OeBJg2

1. Common Core Collateral Damage: New York State therapist notes huge increase in self-mutilations in high-achieving students (Original statement included in today's download)

"A large number of honors students—mostly 8th graders—were streaming into my practice. The kids were self-mutilating—cutting themselves with sharp objects and burning themselves with cigarettes. My phone never stopped ringing."


Statement for New York State Assembly Education Forum
Brentwood, New York, October 10, 2013

"Common Core requires children to read informational texts that are owned by a handful of corporations. Lacking any filter to distinguish good information from bad, children will readily absorb whatever text is put in front of them as gospel."

 

"we have abandoned innovative teaching and instead “teach to the tests,” the dreaded exams that had students, parents and teachers in a complete anxiety state last spring. These tests do not measure learning—what they really measure is endurance and resilience."

(We recall a document detailing how to teach kids "Grit, Perseverance and Tenacity" -- Now we know why it's included with Common Core.)

"…an entire third grade class that spent the rest of the day sobbing after just one testing session,
…a 2nd grader who witnessed this and is now refusing to attend the 3rd grade—this 7-year-old is now being evaluated for psychotropic medication just to go to school,
…a 6-year-old who came home crying because in September of the first grade, she did not know what a vertex was,
…two 8-year-olds who opted out of the ELA exam and were publicly denied cookies when the teacher gave them to the rest of her third grade class,"

"Our country became a superpower on the backs of men and women who studied in one-room schoolhouses. I do not think it takes a great deal of technology or corporate and government involvement for kids to succeed. We need to rethink the Common Core and the associated high stakes testing and get back to the business of educating our children in a safe, healthy, and productive manner."

2. Jefferson County Colorado School Board Unanimously Severs Ties with InBloom Data Mining

https://sites.google.com/site/schoolbelongstothechildren/

http://michellemalkin.com/2013/11/07/big-news-in-fight-against-common-core-inbloom-peddling-jefferson-county-co-superintendent-resigns-tonight-school-board-severs-ties-with-inbloom/

http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/school-board-votes-scrap-inbloom

This is WHY the school board did this:
"The district's controversial plan to test the system was a prominent issue in the campaign for Tuesday's board election, in which three conservative candidates won seats, dramatically changing the political orientation of the board" << This is why we must run for school board and WIN. As we've heard, "Elections have consequences"!

 

3. CORE Education & Technologies Ltd., an Indian company, is apparently taking over education globally.... this used to be a "technology" company (see below) and then after 2005 something changed. Please see the section below showing what just a quick pass reveals. 2005 also happened to be the first year of UNESCO's Decade of Education. Just a coincidence we're sure.

Please see Today's Download for the source documentation and our analysis.


http://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/core-our-common-enemy/
http://www.core-edutech.com/investors/Financial-Reports.php

I am starting to look at their financial reports as I have time. Any one else who wants to do this too please do so.

 

CORE Education and Technoligies.... which used to be known by a different name...... and it had a different product focus.... suddenly it swung from logistics, RFID, satellite and  communication technology and started producing "education" services...... I am going to go through each AFR to find out when.

 

You'll "love" (/sarc) this (as in, "how many red flags can we find"):

 

2004-2005 Annual report: http://www.core-edutech.com/pdf/AnnualReport2005.pdf

All financial and annual reports: http://www.core-edutech.com/investors/Financial-Reports.php

The 2005 report did not contain the slick marketing presentation of later years; this was not native-speaking English, and the message is clear; it is not concealed.

No page numbers -- On this one page -- apparently Page 7 -- you will LOVE this (not) -- note this is 2004-05:

 

(Also note, separately, that:  (1)  2005 was the first year of the UNESCO Decade of Education; (2) ITES is a US Dept of Defense standard: Information Technology Enterprise Solutions; (3) VSAT is Very Small Aperture Tracking, a high-speed protocol to communicate on the Internet through a satellite; (4) STPI is an entity originally set up by the government of India to crank out and export software, which now operates autonomously from the government and controls all internet communications in India;)

During the year, your company set up an 100% Export Oriented Undertaking, which is duly registered with the Software Technology Park of India (STPI). This unit launched its products in the overseas market and is expected to make considerable headway in its specific target areas.

Your Company also entered the “low-price, high-volume” retail products segment by entering into a distribution agreement with PMC Outsourcing LLC, USA, to distribute “iolo” branded packaged software products in India. The products mainly enhance the working of PCs and also have a very effective “anti-virus” tool. More products will be added to offer our customers the latest innovations in these and related area.

Your Company is also foraying into the “Logistics” segment of ITES. It is in the process of implementing a prestigious “Pilot Project” for Vehicle Tracking, based on VSAT Technology on the “Delhi-Jaipur” highway. Being implemented in association with the Software Technology Park of India, which is providing the required VSAT Technology, the successful launch of this Pilot will lead to your company offering the entire range of

Logistic services using RFID, GSM, CDMA and Satellite Technologies.

Your Company is also in the process of ramping up its manpower resources, which are the heart and soul of every Software Products and Services Company. Towards this end, your company has recruited a very experienced and successful IT Professional as its President and CEO. The new manpower pool will have a positive impact on your company’s performance in the coming years.

LET ALL THAT SINK IN.

 

4. 132 Catholic Professors Ask Bishops To Stop Following Common Core Standards
Please consider taking this information to your Catholic school principal and priest.
http://watchdogwire.com/florida/2013/11/04/132-catholic-professors-take-extraordinary-step-of-asking-all-bishops-to-stop-common-core/

"...we are convinced that Common Core is so deeply flawed that it should not be adopted by Catholic schools which have yet to approve it, and that those schools which have already endorsed it should seek an orderly withdrawal now."

See letter, at the Today's Download link.

5. Great listen here - a college student slams Common Core to the applause of assembled teachers and parents.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PprP5TCZBRI

6.  Race to the Top Violated Federal Law.
Violation of Federal Education Code: Department of Education, Public Law -- 2/01/10, 20 U.S.C. 3403 (Pub. L. 96-88, Title I, 103, Oct. 17, 1979, 93 Stat. 670). United States Code. Title 20. Education. Chapter 48

7. Common Core is based on Outcome Based Education - The outcome of your child’s progress and job direction will be predetermined in advance, taking away your child’s destiny(choice). Choices will be a thing of the past as computers will guide your child into his government chosen job path.
You child will be conditioned to accept their chosen path without his knowledge. Your child will no longer be free to choose.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfb6yNEs8hs
UNESCO’s PLAN for American Education – Jed Brown
a. Lifelong Learning - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M6ByTf2dxk
b. Workforce Training – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9lsd490Lko
c. Change agents - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT52AMmcQpU
d. Charter Schools - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLh9P4wDl8A
e. Insect Society - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7kHTHTW5CY

Read Jed’s Article – The Skinner School Box
http://jedbrown-traditionaleducator.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-skinner-boxschool.html#more

8. Show me the Money – Common Core redistributes wealth from the public funds into -- guess what? -- Public-Private Partnerships.  http://ccss1.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=1432&CategoryID=2420

Our national websites - www.natcure.org << Education Activism

 

Restore Oklahoma Public Education: States Dumping PARRC Is An ORCHESTRATED Event – NOT “STATE LED”!

I received this link today.  It illustrates good news and bad news.

The good:  Our opposition to Common Core is effective.  Otherwise they wouldn't be using these tactics.

The bad:  They are using these tactics and are likely to deceive many people.

The key is to follow the money.  Who is paying for the testing?  Who is funding the writing of the text material?  The feds have a way of giving grants to third parties who distribute the money to favored beneficiaries.  The grants always have strings.  Everyone can say the federal government is not involved....but it is.  If there is central planning you can bet the feds have their fingers in the pot.

Now is the time to resist this and to take back the freedom to educate our children in our own ways.

George

 

States Dumping PARRC Is An ORCHESTRATED Event - NOT "STATE LED"!

I had to write this blog after receiving this letter to Superintendents from Georgia Superintendent John D. Barge, Ed.D. I will add the exact link to the letter as soon as I am able to find it, but for now, I am copying the entirety of the letter here below, followed by the letter Janet Barresi sent to Superintendents in Oklahoma.

My thesis; Achieve has figured out Common Core opponents have a case for federal involvement in testing with the argument that PARCC received federal funding to create the tests and now the feds want to 'help' decide what will be on the tests.

What's the best way to nullify the argument? Have states leave PARCC and 'develop their own state standards'.

Okay but who will they use for Common Core tests then? McGraw Hill? Pearson? Both companies are part of the Common Core machine - both SELL Common Core tests - both are private organizations not having received money from ARRA but that have massive lobbying efforts across the nation. As I've said before; THIS IS A SHELL GAME and the American public is being played. When you look at the letters from TWO SEPARATE state superintendents in TWO SEPARATE states and they are so similar you can pick out common themes and wording? You have an orchestrated event, most probably from Achieve - which has an entire website called the Future Ready Project to help states 'sell' the standards. States get pushback on the Core, and instead of governors and/or state superintendents meeting the arguments head on in their own states - locally - they go to Achieve to get propaganda to 'sell' their citizenry on their education 'reform' measures (Common Core/Testing/TLE). The term "state led" is meant to mean "local", but as is obvious, Common Core is not a local phenomena, but a nationally coordinated event geared toward promulgating progressive education and crony capitalism by providing more clients for the private corporations pushing the standards.

via Restore Oklahoma Public Education: States Dumping PARRC Is An ORCHESTRATED Event - NOT "STATE LED"!.

New HUD Rule Claims Authority to Reshape Communities Against Local Wishes (No this is not an exaggeration!)

The following comes courtesy of my friend, John Anthony.

George

The Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to change the Fair Housing Law include forced integration of neighborhoods and control of local zoning.

 

HUD's new ruling give the government the authority to reshape your community without local approval.

Please take the time to make your comments. Should this Rule be passed, it will affect every neighborhood in the country.

 

Please see video below and read the Wall Street Journal article written by Rob Astorino.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMYJ5sjDUyg  Article: http://online.wsj.com/article/...4579056721426092030.html

"Under the proposed rule neighborhood data provided by HUD will be used to evaluate patterns of integration and segregation, racial and ethnic concentrations of poverty, and access to "valuable community assets." HUD wants to know if existing laws and policies -- such as zoning, financing, infrastructure planning and transportation -- create, perpetuate or alleviate segregation."

(http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/huds-new-fair-housing-rule-establishes-diversity-data-every-neighborhood-us#sthash.4Nl0t72M.dpuf)

Here is the link in which you are able to provide your comments the Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD).

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/07/19/2013-16751/affirmatively-furthering-fair-housing

 

On the right hand side is a box that is green in bold stating “Submit A Formal Comment” CLICK that.

You will then be brought to the site regulations.gov----it is here where you are able to comment electronically.

HUD strongly encourages you to submit comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to the public.

Alternate Ways to Comment - Mail your comments to HUD.

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposed rule to:

Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street SW., Room 10276
Washington, DC 20410-0500.

Communications must refer to the below docket number and title. There are two methods for submitting public comments. All submissions must refer to the above docket number and title: Docket ID: HUD-2013-0066 Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development. Facsimile (FAX) comments are not acceptable.

Mr. Obama sees the US Constitution through the eyes of a litigator seeking loopholes. 

 

 

Why is it that New Jersey is the pilot for Obama’s experiments for the country?

Why is it that New Jersey is the pilot for Obama's experiments for the country?

Last week I attended a meeting for together New Jersey. You may recall that this is the renamed 2035 regional transportation plan that was used as the template for the receipt of a HUD grant. Various organizations throughout the state lobbied their freeholders, to no avail, to not accept this money. We were afraid that significant strings would be attached that would obligate the counties to adhere to the administrations redistributionist agenda. They didn't listen to us and took the money.

Now the plan has morphed from a transportation plan to a plan that will focus on the health and welfare of the region, dictating regional policy at the expense of local land-use policy, all without the legislature or the Gov.'s office being involved. As part of the receipt of the HUD money, the counties signed memoranda of understanding that bound them to whatever the plan became.

The counties (some of them) get a vote on the standing committees for together North Jersey, along with hundreds of other "stakeholders". The freeholders told us that they would get a place at the table and thus be able to influence what the plan became. They didn't understand that the table included 200 other diners. Most of these people are left-wing central planning and redistributionist zealots that seem to have little regard for individual freedom or private ownership of land. They think that it is much better to have a "regional government" than home rule. In fact, they think that home rule and "suburban sprawl" are terrible ideas. It is better to have the "experts" decide our fate rather than rely on the people themselves. A glance at the together North Jersey website is proof enough of what they want.

One of the moderators stated at the meeting that together North Jersey is a pilot program that will be used as a template for the rest of the United States. That really makes me feel good. They will take our state, dominated by left-wing Democrats and Republicans (including the governor) and remake the United States in the same way. State governments won't matter, County governments won't matter, municipal governments would matter, the only thing that will be important will be the federal government and the quasi governments set up on a regional basis.

Folks, this is Agenda 21 in action.  If it is enacted it will be taking us a long way towards our demise as state and country.

Here is another example. Today, Gov. Christie announced that he would accept the Medicaid portion of Obamacare. It is free money and will help pay for the state version of Medicaid, even though it expands Medicaid and there is no guarantee that the funding will continue after four years. Of course, Christie will not be here in four years. If anybody wonders if Christie got in bed with Obama after the Sandy disaster, they should wonder no longer. This guy is not a conservative. Kudos to CPAC for not inviting him this year. I would've spent the money to go and throw rotten tomatoes at him. Of course, New Jersey will again be the template for much of the rest of the country, taking free money and betting that the teat will be filled with milk forever.

A third example. NJ Spotlight today posted an article that New Jersey's approach to offshore wind is a model for the rest of the country. It should be copied by the other states along the eastern seaboard, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. What they particularly liked was a way to guarantee revenue for the developers. In other words, revenue is taken from our tax base to pay for higher cost energy that will be of little value to people and businesses in the state. In the meantime, impediments are put into place for the transport and production of low-cost energy such as natural gas. This is settled us with some of the highest energy costs in the country and it doesn't have to be. However, it is consistent with what the radical environmentalists in the EPA and DOE want.  Give us wind mills regardless of the cost.  We lose jobs and our economy sucks in the process, but who cares.  Of course people will not have the money to buy the more expensive energy...but Obama was never really concerned about jobs and the economy.

New Jersey is the guinea pig.  We are the canary in the coal mine.  We have the opportunity to tell the Federal government to butt out.  Let us live our own lives in the way we deem best.  New Jersey has a large and diverse economy...larger than most countries.    We don't need to be told what to do.  We should take the lead without being "nudged" by the federal bureaucrats.  We should tell them to take their bribe money and take a hike...use it to pay off the debt.

Unfortunately, Christie wants a second term as governor and wants to run for President.  He'll take the bribes in order to get the votes.  We all suffer in the process.

It is time to get a backbone.