Brave Student Breaches Behavioral Test

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Recently a Utah student took screen shots of a common core statewide test, and it went viral across the Internet. Now the Utah State Office of Education is threatening teachers, students and parents alike.

That student saw a question that she believed was inappropriate on a BEHAVIORAL test. It was her duty to document it and report it, because that’s a violation of state law.

Now the state Office of Education claims it’s a breach of copyright.

Actually, an excerpt of copyrighted material can be used under “fair use” copyright laws without copyright permission, as long as it’s not copied in its entirety. Section 107 of the copyright law identifies limitations and itemizes purposes for which excerpts may be used. It includes for purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, education and research.

The Utah State Office of Education may also want to review that Section 107 of the US Copyright law.

I got a call from an attorney once for publishing a portion of a segment of the Doug Wright show on my blog site, and was informed that I had violated copyright law. I took it down temporarily and then called my attorney. He told me I was entirely within my rights to publish that excerpt. So I put it back up.

Something is terribly flawed with this picture that the USOE is behaving like the Gestapo. So here are the screenshots, for purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, education and research:

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What is a SAGE Test?

SAGE is published by AIR, a behavioral testing company. Behavioral and attitudinal tests and surveys are ILLEGAL to administer in the state of Utah without disclosing to the parents that they are behavioral and attitudinal and not solely academic in the first place. I know. I helped draft that law in 1994 titled the Utah Family and Education Right of Privacy Act. Utah’s FERPA.

While the question itself is not one of the more egregious questions we’ve ever encountered in a government-funded classroom, the screen shots prove that it IS indeed a behavioral/attitudinal test.

What is more egregious is that the school interrogated the student, threatened the student’s career and college entrance, again, without notifying the parents. Second infraction.

This family might consider filing a lawsuit against the USOE, on behalf of Utah’s students, if they haven’t already done so, especially knowing the results are being tracked, with NO privacy.

The principal ought to be fired for assuming his position carried the legal authority over whether that student could take a college entrance exam or not. A haughty bunch they can be, evidence of our having given to them far too much power with little accountability directly to the taxpayers who are funding them.

Moreover, if the Utah State Office of Education is so concerned about breach of test security, wouldn’t its first line of defense be to pull the test entirely, as that security has now been damaged?

In addition, the USOE might swallow its own medicine and follow its own character standards and stop bullying its teachers, parents and students alike.

Here’s one of life’s most important axioms:  If students, parents and teachers act like weaklings on THIS school playground, they will continue to be bullied.

Three cheers for this student and her parents for teaching her to question boldly.

Recently a Utah student took screen shots of a common core statewide test, and it went viral across the Internet. Now the Utah State Office of Education is threatening teachers, students and parents alike. That student saw a question that she believed was inappropriate on a BEHAVIORAL test. It was her duty to document it […]

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Limited Learning for Life-Long Labor: Iserbyt Tells It Like It Is

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This is a priceless video.  Share it with your friends, family, children, grandchildren.  If they don’t know what’s happening to them, they won’t know what to do about it. I’m honored to have known Charlotte Iserbyt for over 25-years and for the depth of knowledge and understanding and her sharp intellect. Please tell parents that oppose common core but support school choice that they must listen to her message before it’s too late.

To get the entire history and the details you need to know, this 8-disc DVD set is a MUST. For more info and how to order, click here.

This is a priceless video.  Share it with your friends, family, children, grandchildren.  If they don’t know what’s happening to them, they won’t know what to do about it. I’m honored to have known Charlotte Iserbyt for over 25-years and for the depth of knowledge and understanding and her sharp intellect. Please tell parents that […]

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Utah Neighborhood Elections – Caucus Instructions

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This post will tell you when the Republican Neighborhood Election (Caucus) is, how to find where it’s held, how to pre-register, what a caucus neighborhood election is, how it works, how the voting is to be conducted.

On Thursday evening, March 20, 2014 at 7 PM Utah will hold its Republican Caucus.  This is your opportunity to attend and to let your voice be heard in your neighborhood. Many of the delegates you elected in 2012 have worked very hard to make improvements so that the evening will go more smoothly and quickly and so that more can be involved.  I’m one of those delegates.  We want to preserve this system because it is truly grassroots.  

Where Is My Caucus Meeting?

You can go to the Lieutenant Governor’s website to find out where your caucus is.

How to Pre-Register and Run for Precinct and Delegate Office

You can go to the Utah GOP website to pre-register. Click on the “pre-register online here” text.

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All About the Utah Caucus System in 5 minutes If you are unfamiliar with the benefits of Utah’s caucus, here’s a short video that will help you know why this is one of the best ways to elect the best candidates.

Caucus Training Video

Here is a training video to orient caucus leaders. It also describes preferential voting. The various counties have latitude on the voting procedures and can select multiple round or the one shown here, IRV – preferential voting. IRV goes much faster. The ballot counters need to know how this works, so be sure to study this. It’s about 1/2 the way through the video:

 

For the background on why Utah’s neighborhood voices are being silenced, read more here.

This post will tell you when the Republican Neighborhood Election (Caucus) is, how to find where it’s held, how to pre-register, what a caucus neighborhood election is, how it works, how the voting is to be conducted. On Thursday evening, March 20, 2014 at 7 PM Utah will hold its Republican Caucus.  This is your […]

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The Global Road to Ruin Through Education – Iserbyt

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The author and Grand Dame of exposing The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, former Senior Education Policy Director for the USDOE, Charlotte Isberyt, has now produced an encore with noted colleagues from around the country that have been sounding the alarm for many, many years.

Cindi Weatherly directed the project and they have laid down a superior and comprehensive series of DVD’s charting what has happened to the United States through the Leftist take-over of education – public, private and parochial. Read More

The author and Grand Dame of exposing The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, former Senior Education Policy Director for the USDOE, Charlotte Isberyt, has now produced an encore with noted colleagues from around the country that have been sounding the alarm for many, many years. Cindi Weatherly directed the project and they have laid down […]

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The Tweedle-dumb Down of America

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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Tell the Utah House to Please vote NO SB 34 Governance of the Utah Education and Workforce Alliance

The purpose of education is NOT to align schools with the workforce to accommodate large corporations that need their employees trained.  They are multimillion dollar global industries.  It is their job to train their own employees, not the taxpayer.  They used to do this, but now we lean on government to do so much that it was never intended to do. 

These reforms started many years ago.  Today they are called “common core.”  There is nothing “common” about a child and the uniqueness of the mind.  But here we are – dumbing down education with workforce training, tracking and managing. 

And this is the outcome:

Please remember we are funding government schools.  Do we really want to give government the authority to manage the workforce through education?  Of course the U.S. Chamber loves it – they care only about the Bottom Line and the corporations they represent want a cheap labor force. 

Why is it that immigrants who came from countries that managed their workforces through the school system are typically the ones scratching their heads and calling us “stupid Americans?”

Please listen to my immigrant friend – a world class athlete from Russia – who came to this country in 1991 to get away from the controlled workforce training schools of the Soviet Union.  This is what she had to say about what we are doing: “I need your help.  I think I need to home school my daughter.” 

She gets it.  It’s the Tweedle-dumb Down of America.


After the session I am giving comprehensive online presentations and will be inviting my immigrant friend to join me to explain her experience and what she sees here in America.




Faithfully,


Cherilyn Eagar




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Thursday, March 13, 2014 Tell the Utah House to Please vote NO SB 34 Governance of the Utah Education and Workforce Alliance The purpose of education is NOT to align schools with the workforce to accommodate large corporations that need their employees trained.  They are multimillion dollar global industries.  It is their job to train […]

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Why Child Sex Abuse Prevention Is An Abusive Idea

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Tuesday March 11, 2014
Utah Senators: Please vote NO HB 286 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

I funded the legal research and drafting of Utah’s FERPA law of 1994 (UFERPA) and successfully lobbied for it.  It was a concept that I brought forward based on my prior experience in Texas where we fought the disgusting idea of teaching teenagers in a co-ed classroom the “14 steps of condom use,” using cucumbers.  It was time to put the parents back in the driver’s seat and to protect their rights and their children’s and family’s privacy.

UFERPA was the first of its kind on the state level.

The out-of-control sexual, psychological and emotional abuse of children that has become the standard of public education has been promoted since the sexual revolution launched in the mid-1960s.  The sex research was largely funded by Guttmacher Institute and the Kaiser Family. It was founded on the beyond-bizarre and utterly atrocious abuse of little children, as young as two months old, who were repeatedly raped by adults in the now infamous Alfred Kinsey research.  This barbarian mad “scientist”  tracked how long it took these sweet little children to reach an orgasm with an adult.

The perverted Kinsey also used pedophiles, prostitutes and rapist prison inmates as the research subjects to determine what was “normal” sexual behavior.  The rest of the country was indoctrinated through Mary Calderone, SIECUS, and NOAAP with their sex education programs – each sharing the common goal of normalizing human sexuality in all its forms, even slave trafficking of women in prostitution rings and consensual pedophilia/incest.  Its terms and activity were to become common household words.

How would any parent accept such evil?  Those of us who have worked with Judith Reisman and who have known her research have watched in horror through the years as “prevention” programs have marched through the school systems and have slowly but surely accomplished nearly all of these goals.  Today prostitution is legalized in Nevada.

The formality of the student – teacher relationship has broken down.  When I attended Marlborough School for Girls in Los Angeles, we stood every time the teacher entered the classroom. Nearly 40 years after this revolution and three generations into sex ed and “sex prevention,” it’s no wonder that teachers are increasingly molesting their students.  It’s also no surprise that the RIGHT to do so (consensually) is being discussed.  “Why not?” some say.

This ought to be appalling.  To me it is simply the fulfillment of those earlier goals – accepted through the enormous deception put upon parents who truly believe they are enrolling their student in a program that will “help” them.

It is still illegal (and may I suggest immoral) to have sex – even consensual – with a minor.

It is also a huge conflict of interest to put a student (the vulnerable party) in an intimate relationship with a teacher (the authoritative party) that has control over the student’s grade.  In a professional setting, which a school ought to be, a wise business owner would avoid an intimate relationship with an employee.  Lawsuits have certainly followed many spurned employees.  Doctors have ethical codes that would prohibit such relationships with their patients.  These are professional client relationships. 

Why UFERPA?

My motivation for protecting parents and children from a school system that continues to invade privacy and that insists on going into territory that is not its constitutional jurisdiction was both personal and research-based.  On a personal level, a family member was sexually abused as a young boy.  He had been raised in a home that took responsibility for appropriate discussions of human intimacy.  That discussion did not prevent the abuse.

But the parents were wise and instead encouraged the child to move forward, to forget and not to ruminate over the past.  To place such a child in a program to be reminded over and over of such a wrenching experience is abuse in itself.

In another instance, an education counselor was brought in to “test” this child because he was performing poorly at school.  To the parents’ astonishment, the counselor was not allowed to discuss anything the child and the counselor had shared, but the school was allowed to know.  The parents wisely stopped not only that “counseling” – they also withdrew the child from the school altogether and put him in a safer environment.

Around the country, including Utah, schools are now collaborating with DCFS and CPS to share information. Then they often use it against parents aggressively removing children from homes, and putting those children in a greater state of emotional abuse by tearing them away from their homes and families.

In my mediation training, I learned that if I even had a remote suspicion of child abuse, I was required to report it to authorities.  I objected and, in a roomful of Utah judges, attorneys and mediators, I declared that this was a violation of privacy.  Since when did our justice system begin requiring no evidence for such heinous charges?

On the break I talked to the director of DCFS, who had been involved in the Parker Jensen case in 2003 – the case of a boy whose parents refused to allow the cancer treatment Primary Childrens’ Hospital insisted he needed.   They all escaped Utah and the Attorney General cited the parents on kidnapping charges! Today Parker Jensen is alive and well, having served a Mormon mission and last year was married.

Protecting the School from the Family and the Family from the School

Utah’s FERPA was intended to be a protection from a school system that tends to alienate the student from the parent and which also removes the responsibility from the parents for teaching these sensitive and personal matters.

However, most parents will not opt-out of these programs because they are not aware of the dangers found in the research.  Typically they assume that because the school is offering it, then it must be good. On one occasion a couple fiercely defended the school’s sex ed programs saying they wanted the school to teach it and then if their children had any questions they could ask them.  But after I showed them the research and showed them what was actually being taught and what even LDS church leaders had said (they were Mormon), they changed their views.

While I was living in Dallas, Texas, I collaborated with two BYU professors, Stan Weed and Terrence Olson, to promote their research nationally showing that increased exposure to sexual content also increased the sexual behavior.  It just makes sense.

Their research shows that the abuse is actually found in the exposing of children to sexual content and that the way human intimacy is discussed is best done in a loving, home environment with their parents.

This is not the way the public school has been presenting this sensitive material.  In fact, it parallels goals that I’ve witnessed in negotiating rooms at the United Nations.  If you have never been there, it is a MUST for every legislator.  We are on a dangerous and slippery slope toward what now exists in many nations of the world.

What the UK Shows Us About Sex ed and So-called “Prevention”

In the UK, comprehensive sex ed includes “sexual abuse prevention.” Pre-schoolers and kindergartners are taught the pleasures of self-stimulation in these comprehensive programs. The school’s attitude is to normalize sexuality.  In London elementary schools now have unisex bathrooms, with urinals on one side and toilets (without stalls) on the other, where boys and girls are together.  It’s the same with locker rooms.

Parents who object to this outrageous abuse against little children and who want to teach their children modesty and a different set of values about sex are told THEY are the “inappropriate” ones – not the sex ed “prevention” program itself.

Utah’s Proposed Sex Abuse Prevention Bill and Utah’s FERPA

Fundamentally, this proposed bill in the 2014 session violates Utah’s FERPA law, and I do know and understand the intent of that bill.  I lived its development daily before and during that legislative session.

If HB 286 is inevitably going to pass the Utah Senate, it must be amended and tied to Utah’s FERPA so that parents can stay in the drivers’ seat and so that their children will be protected from these damaging programs.

It’s time to stop sexualizing children in the same of sex ed and sex abuse protection.

Here’s the list of those in the Senate that voted YES on this horrible bill.  Please contact them asap.

Adams, J. S.Bramble, C.Dabakis, J.Davis, G.Hillyard, L.Hinkins, D.Jones, P.Knudson, P.Mayne, K.Niederhauser, W.Okerlund, R.Osmond, A.Reid, S.Robles, L.Shiozawa, B.Stevenson, J.Thatcher, D.Urquhart, S.Vickers, E.Weiler, T.

And ask them to please vote No HB 286.  You can contact them here.

Tuesday March 11, 2014 Utah Senators: Please vote NO HB 286 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention I funded the legal research and drafting of Utah’s FERPA law of 1994 (UFERPA) and successfully lobbied for it.  It was a concept that I brought forward based on my prior experience in Texas where we fought the disgusting idea […]

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The BSA, Disney and Gay Scouts

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Not only has the Disney Channel embraced homosexuality and gay parenting, the brand has just thrown a bomb at the tattered and war-torn Boy Scouts of America.

Disney announced that it would withdraw support from the BSA in 2015 because of the BSA’s ban on gay boy scout leaders.

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Not only has the Disney Channel embraced homosexuality and gay parenting, the brand has just thrown a bomb at the tattered and war-torn Boy Scouts of America. Disney announced that it would withdraw support from the BSA in 2015 because of the BSA’s ban on gay boy scout leaders. Do I say, “I told you […]

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Why We Need Partisan School Board Elections

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Sent to the Utah House of Representatives to ask them to VOTE YES on the Partisan School Board Elections

I realize this image is redundant, given my recent post re: SB 54 and CMV, but this is precisely what we are getting across the board these days in our “choices.”  I thought Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee needed an encore.  Go ask Alice.

Please vote YES – HB 228.  (Then work to wean us off workforce training and federal funding.)

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Sent to the Utah House of Representatives to ask them to VOTE YES on the Partisan School Board Elections I realize this image is redundant, given my recent post re: SB 54 and CMV, but this is precisely what we are getting across the board these days in our “choices.”  I thought Tweedle Dum and […]

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Why We Must Stop an “Article V Convention of States”

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Utah – VOTE NO 1HB 392 NOW!  Also HJR 8…

Contact your Utah House Representative.

Many good people are wrapping themselves around what they believe to be the way to save the U.S. Constitution: Through a constitutional convention, also called a convention of states or an Article V convention.

We all share the same degree of frustration: government is out of control and something must be done.

But what is done must be carefully examined, because in doing, we might just be undoing what we hope to fix.

As we work together to restore the original intent of the founders and framers, and as some of us truly believe a convention of states is the answer, I urge us all to ask some critical questions: Read More

Utah – VOTE NO 1HB 392 NOW!  Also HJR 8… Contact your Utah House Representative. Many good people are wrapping themselves around what they believe to be the way to save the U.S. Constitution: Through a constitutional convention, also called a convention of states or an Article V convention. We all share the same degree […]

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Utah’s “Man on the Street” – An Interview with Low Information CMV Petitioner

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Watch a video of an undercover interview with a random “Count My Vote petitioner. It will either make you laugh hysterically or make your blood curdle.

Also: How to Remove Your Name from the CMV “Count My Vote” Petition

While a senior in high school, my daughter interned for Sean Hannity at WABC New York City. She frequently went down on the street in front of the Penn Plaza building and assisted with the Man on the Street segment. Sean gave her the opportunity of a lifetime to actually do the interview – the youngest intern ever.

That segment was usually hysterically funny, but always alarming. It highlighted not just the low information voter, but the completely ignorant voter (meaning the voter that “ignores” information).

Here is a Utah example, one of many petitioners hired by the lobbyists and elitist donors backing the “CMV” Count My Vote petition drive to get rid of the neighborhood grassroots voices and voters. This petition actually does exactly the opposite this uninformed petitioner declares it does. It turns all power over to the rich and famous, the lobbyists and the incumbents and career politicians they love to buy with media sound bites while they get rich off those media buys.

If you know anything about Utah’s neighborhood caucus, you will have a good laugh with this video. Pass it along.

Poor Charity. She should be grateful her last name and that of her friends were bleeped.

But you will also be very alarmed that the “man on the street” survives in Utah. It doesn’t say much for Utah’s education system, which is really not Utah’s system at all but the top-down, dumbed-down system Washington lobbyists and unions have given us and through which they benefit.

Charity is the perfect example of precisely the “low-information” brand of voter that has graduated from that system and is now a brainful of mush in the hands of the politically correct on a local college campus near you. (This preceded “common core” by the way.)

Tragically, Utah will be opening up its election process to this brand of voter if the Count My Vote (“Buy My Vote”) petition campaign gets enough signatures.

If you don’t know much about Utah’s neighborhood caucus, and you’ve been deceived into thinking it’s taking away your voice, think again.

If you signed one of those nasty CMV petitions, and after watching this video of an unbelievably off-the-mark conversation between this unfortunate petitioner and a very savvy interviewer who had the wherewithal to record the conversation, you now realize you have made a BIG mistake (and you HAVE), no worries.

You do have a way to remove your name from that petition, and you have until May 15th to do it.

Please watch this video, understand what this petition is about at the Protect Our Neighborhood Elections website, and get the information TODAY – while you can – for how to remove your name.

If you don’t know much about Utah’s neighborhood caucus system, but are now curious and want to know more and upgrade your status from low-information to medium-information voter, here’s the video that explains it.

For promotion to high-information voter status, please attend your neighborhood caucus on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7 PM. You can find your location here.

Also, please pass this information along and tell everyone while there’s still time:

DO NOT SIGN ANY PETITION WITHOUT READING THE INITIATIVE AND UNDERSTANDING IT!

Watch a video of an undercover interview with a random “Count My Vote petitioner. It will either make you laugh hysterically or make your blood curdle. Also: How to Remove Your Name from the CMV “Count My Vote” Petition While a senior in high school, my daughter interned for Sean Hannity at WABC New York […]

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