A Back to School Warning to Parents

Looking for solutions? Here is a list of do’s and don’ts and especially some warnings. It comes from years of experience as a mother who tried every possible form of education to fit my individual children’s unique needs. Regardless of the state in which you live, the challenges are nationally driven and similar. Watch for your state’s local home school conferences. There’s one happening in Utah that locals will not want to miss – this weekend – even if you don’t home school. It’s amazing!

It’s that time of year again. It’s back to school. Many parents and children alike are excited about a new year, a new teacher, or perhaps even a new school. Many will be looking over the forms and policies, the class procedures and making decisions for their children during the first few days of school.

WARNING. ALERT. Read on….

I remember that almost Christmas Eve-like anticipation as a child. I also remember it as a parent. New clothes, new friends. The world begins anew in August and September and centers around that school calendar until the next May or June.

After raising five children and after a few years into the public school system, it wasn’t such a rosy picture. After a few encounters and disappointments, I began to investigate. Something was wrong here.

My decades of research have brought me to a place where I can confidently say that public school is dangerous to both your and your child’s health. It needs to carry the same disclaimer as a cigarette pack.

That sounds dramatic, right?

charlotteHere’s the bottom line: The public school is a federal welfare program that has been failing for decades, and according my dear, long-time friend Charlotte Iserbyt, Reagan’s Senior Policy Advisor from the US Department of Education, it has been a deliberate act of negligence. She was the whistle blower. She is the source of much of what follows. We are all indebted to her.

You can follow her blogs here.

This outrageous assertion actually makes sense if you think about it, because if a socialist society is the goal of the education community (which it is), it needs a compliant, passive and dumbed down citizenry. And it must have its fingers in every pie, managing and controlling from the top down, making us believe it’s bottom up – through the community council and tracking from the bottom up.

Welcome to the New American School.

Charlotte found documents in her Department of Education files (of which I also have copies) of policies and programs at the federal level that were enacted to do just that – to dumb down. They first targeted the minorities in Chicago with a reading program that failed the majority of the students. Learning to read and to discipline the brain by memorization of facts and drilling of calculations, time against accuracy, was banned long ago and replaced with a new social agenda – today called “social justice.”

This was not a partisan decision in Congress. Both parties have worked together, astonishingly with Republicans leading the charge. Watch these two short videos, one from 1989 – a Republican Secretary of Education – a Republican, and one from the current Secretary of Education – a Democrat.

Listen briefly to both of them. Shock and awe here…

This is 1989, Lamar Alexander (today’s chairman of the Senate Education Committee!)

This is our current Sec. of Ed. Arne Duncan (a marxist):

Lamar Alexanders Community Ed Bill
Right now the community ed bill S 1787 is set to bring this model to every state, including Utah – under Lamar Alexander’s leadership in the US Senate. (Early Childhood Ed is key to all of it.)

But if you think this is all great stuff, you, my friend, even though you think you are a conservative Republican and you LOVE LOVE LOVE charter schools (government welfare subsidzied private schools without accountability to local taxpayers – loss of representative republican form of government) – are a marxist. A socialist. A communist at heart. (I warned you this content was hard core.)

As the government-funded school became more controlled from the top down (state or federal), more testing, accounting and tracking became necessary. But it was not the testing of academic (cognitive) learning. It was the testing of attitudes and values (affective), very subtly integrated into a multi-disciplinary curriculum in classrooms that functioned around affirmative action and reverse discrimination policies. That began under Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society – with the first national attitudes test, the NAEP.

Fast forward to the education agreements between the US and the USSR in the mid-1980s which clinched it – under Reagan, the US agreed to adopt the Soviet system. This is not a joke. One could legitimately say that the bureaucracy in DC is so huge, that Reagan completely delegated all policies to his cabinet, and perhaps he truly thought that the US-USSR education exchange would turn out that the US would be informing the USSR. Alas, the opposite happened.

Utah’s testing director Don Thomas even invited me to go to the USSR with him to observe how well it was done. I should have taken him up on his offer.

Using operant conditioning, another hallmark of soviet psychology to control the people and developed by B.F. Skinner, is now implemented through computer adaptive testing. Today’s classroom has become the propaganda tool for turning the student against the parochial views of their parents as well as training them to be good little communists all through tests that alter until the right answers are given. Attitudinal and valuse answers. Whose attitudes and values? That is the question.

In the 1990s, I attended teacher training in Utah’s Granite School District, where it all began under soviet-loving Don Thomas. I was taught that in the classroom, there are just too many Indian chiefs and not enough Indians. (And I naively thought I sent my children to school to become tomorrow’s leaders. Not so.) Cooperative, group learning. The group was IN. The individual was OUT. You must have that mentality in a socialist society. This is the school district where it all began.

The classroom under today’s title – “common core” – has become a manipulative cess pool of redistribution of the brain. We must lower the basketball standard so that all can shoot the basket. Standards drive the curriculum and the tests.

What does STEM have to do with it?

In the public school setting, the Judeo-Christian God is OUT and STEM is in.

It’s all about science, technology, engineering and math in a completely godless vacuum. All knowledge is scrutinized through the secular humanist microscope.

(“But my child’s teacher is Christian, or Mormon, etc.” you say. What difference does it make when that teacher is teaching a mandated secular humanist perspective? Good luck with that, after 13 years of prime time in that environment, and especially when the teacher becomes superior to YOUR credibility as parent.) Many of the good teachers are leaving this system, and I don’t blame them.

These are all highlights and hallmarks of a soviet education.

So Let’s Meet the Soviets
In 1970, I had the opportunity to visit with Soviet students at the Expo 70 World’s Fair in Osaka, Japan while touring with the Department of Defense. I asked if they believed in God. The response was chilling: “Yes – WE are god – it’s within, it’s our intellect, it’s science. If it cannot be scientifically proved, it is not so.”

The Soviets were geniuses at “STEM” before it was even called STEM. They tracked the student from the school to the workforce with a strong emphasis on these fields of study. STEM was first introduced as a package in 2011 at the UN. I was there in the negotiating rooms. Within two years, it was in Utah with every good Republican implementing it through legislative policy. The agenda behind STEM was overlaid with a socialist bias – whether gender equality or environmental activism, that was the goal of STEM.

Bless the PTA moms’ hearts, they adore it and don’t even know what they adore. What wonderful marxist cheerleaders they have become. You name it, like lemmings, they are on it and willing to follow off the cliff.

Utah and Soviet Workforce Training
In the early 1990s, School-to-Work programs began to be implemented. In Utah, the Republican legislature and the education committee along with the majority of the Utah Senate and House, has implemented the entire socialist-soviet workforce training program. No wonder – it began in Utah. Sadly, they would not recognize soviet education if they saw it. They all say they are “conservatives.” This is so frustrating as an informed researcher that observes the ineptness of the majority of legislators. But then, most were educated in the very socialist system they now support. How would we expect them to know the difference?

Although anti-communists were demonized during the post-world war years, today’s average American would not recognize communism or even socialism if it were right in front of them (which it is). The proof is that most Americans are now practicing socialists. In fact, most embrace the very policies that were the hallmark of the soviet system that controlled the workforce.

We have elected these uninformed, naive legislators who continue to build out the community education policies of the soviet union. They couple those programs with the other hallmark of soviet education – the contract school, which feature no elected boards and a polytechnic approach. So one school focused on math and science, another the arts, and so on.

My former soviet friends, Olympic athletes, were tracked from early childhood ed at age 3 into those athletic programs. School was 12 hours a day, six days a week. They were superior. No one could compete with them at the Olympics.

But is that what education is for? Workforce training and management?

But it all imploded. Because, as Margaret Thatcher once said, the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of others people’s money. The US is headed for an implosion, and I will do anything I can to prevent it from happening to my children and grandchildren.

It took 60 years of the Soviets silencing the churches and only allowing them to preach within the four walls of their sanctuaries, and completely banning religious speech from the school. They usurped the family’s central authority over the children (“your children do not belong to you – they belong to society” – the same mantra we hear from establishment educators running our schools) and implemented in loco parentis attitudes through education bureaucrats, before they realized they had given up liberty for security.

In the US, we now have soviet workforce training systems in place. Because Reagan loved Mormons (his lieutenant governor was John Harmer in California), he jumped at the opportunity to hire one to be his Secretary of Education – T.H Bell of Utah. What a mistake. Bell was a marxist (knowingly or unknowingly), and he is responsible for Utah becoming the pilot program for “outcome based education” the foundation of all socialist tracking and standards over which we now continue to fight.

The schools track everything today – cradle to grave, just as described in those videos. This is soviet education. The school has become the hub of the family and community, bringing all agencies together to monitor and “help” the parents. Remember Reagan’s quote: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” School officials may say they are here to help but they are actually mirroring the parent-monitoring and tattling system of the Soviet Union.

Do you really trust government to be on your side given the history of Utah’s DCFS? (Department of Child and Family Services – or similar agency in YOUR state) Are you aware of that aggressive track record of removing children from their parents at a high per capita rate compared to the rest of the nation?

Back To School Dangers – Giving Up Your Parental Rights – What to Avoid
When things don’t go well, parents often wake up and realize the rights they have given up. That happened to me years ago.

But every year when it’s Back to School, parents – especially the new ones – rush to sign their students up for their child’s SEP, SEOP, IEP or whatever student plan the counselor’s office offers.

Don’t sign on to any tracking education or occupational plan.

If they have a child with a learning disability, they rush to get that IEP or the use of federal funds under the Disability Act (IDEA).

Do not register your child in an IEP – the government will forever be tracking your student and all mental illness or disability or medications into that child’s government file. It’s none of government’s @#$% business. This is the mindset of the Chinese dossier.

Yet parents readily give social security numbers to their schools, and that is the tracking number for life. Remember, we are now a socialist nation – bringing health care and collaborative social service agencies to the hub – the public school.

Don’t share your child’s social security number with anyone except for income purposes.

Don’t allow your student to be tested with any state or federal assessment and sign an agreement that no data will be shared outside of the school.

We have discovered that the schools are tracking the personal identification thousands of criteria – attitudes and values included. Each student can be tracked and the government will know which ones need re-education if they don’t fit in. It is none of the government’s @#$% business.

Cradle to Grave Socialist Schools

Stop Early Childhood Ed in your state. And do NOT enroll your child in any early ed program.

They really do mean to track the babies from the hospitals, as Republican Lamar Alexander advocated in 1989 in that video. That’s why hospitals issue social security numbers the day the baby is born. And these government busy-bodies can’t wait to get that child into the socialist mindset as early as possible.

Now that ObamaCare is in place, the school will begin to build the health clinic and dispense health care directly from the school. The grants are in place through several sources, much of which is now in the ACA (ObamaCare). They will dispense comprehensive health care, without consent of parents (or with uninformed consent), including contraceptives and sex ed. And they will have your doctor’s support, because doctors have also been brainwashed in medical schools whose faculty has bought into socialized medicine decades ago.

And don’t get me going about the American Medical Association, complicit in all of this socialist management. They own and control the medial records and the CPT codes which reports are now under the control of the IRS.

It is for this purpose that I offer this back-to-school warning. You must hold on to your parental rights. Do not relinquish them.

In the early 1990s I helped craft and author and pass the nation’s first state level FERPA – Utah’s Family Education and Right to Privacy Act. It’s purpose was to maintain the privacy of the student with all the data exchange. Now today computer systems have made it a snap – a frightening one at that.

Who trusts government with their private information? No former soviet citizen that escaped that system. Only naive Americans would do that.

This tracking is the hallmark of a communist government system. It is here and it is now, and you are most likely embracing communism yourself as you read this and think I’m imagining dragons.

Yet a while back, in a local church congregation after the service was over, a special announcement was made that the county health department, in the name of public safety in case of disaster, wanted everyone to provide to them not just the names, addresses and phone numbers of the members of that congregation, but the entire health history, what meds were being taken and who the physician was, etc. A large plastic pill bottle was provided to put a copy of that form in the refrigerator, and the other copy went to the county health department.

Are you KIDDING me? Yet you would have been astonished at how many unknowing naive citizens rushed to the table at the back to get that form and fill it out. (I kept mine as evidence of the deception of the communist culture being built around us as we sit on our couches watching the Super Bowl.)

TAKE ACTION

So here is my additional advice:

Back to School parents, do NOT allow your student’s school – if it gets ONE penny of federal or state funding – to administer to your student any state or federal assessment test you have not previewed or that is tied to common core or to the federal funding each state is receiving.

Watch out for Sage or the AIR tests. RED FLAGS both.

Opt Out. Opt Out. Opt Out. Here is the form.

Study and get together with your neighbors and inform them.

Don’t sign up for the PTA. Do organize a PTO. Get your neighbors and do it. Nothing works like competition. Oh. But that’s such a capitalist idea. (Trust me, the PTA will be very threatened.)

Listen to our radio programming on AM 630 www.K-talk.com Monday-Friday, 10-Noon mountain time. We will keep you updated.

Your student will bring home stacks of papers asking for your signature. Read them carefully. DO NOT CONSENT to anything that you are not sure of and know that your student and your family will be tracked unless you specifically request to opt out.

Sex ed is woven throughout the curriculum. Soon in Utah, because of the recent changes to the definition of marriage, the curriculum will begin reflecting the additional endorsement of a lifestyle that most parents do not want their children to be taught.

Opt Out of any family life, maturation or sex ed program. Opt out of any suicide or drug prevention program. Stay away. These are discussions for families in the privacy of their homes.

UFERPA Nosy Questions Brochure

Present this brochure to your student’s school along with the opt out form. (Sadly, too many of you reading this will say, “But I need to be on the good side of the school in order for my child to be the teacher’s favorite.” To this I ask, who’s the parent here and how much do you love your child and your child’s future of freedom? Stand for something! If YOU don’t, who WILL and, how will YOUR CHILD?)

Read your children’s text books and homework papers. A Leftist ideology is woven throughout. It’s often imperceptible. And if you don’t know the difference, start reading and learning.

That should not be surprising. If I were the devil, as Paul Harvey wrote way back in 1965:

“…I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions — just let those run wild, until before you knew it, you’d have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.

“Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing, I’d have judges promoting pornography — soon I could evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and deify science.”

Paul Harvey was prophetic.

Get your child OUT of government-funded schools while you can. Home school them. That’s a tough one to swallow. But it’s the best advice I can give at this point in my life. Find good online programs. If you don’t know how to assess what’s good and what’s not, connect with the parents that do.

In Utah the LDS Home School Conference is this weekend at South Towne Expo, August 21-22. If you are LDS (and even if you aren’t) and even if you don’t home school, get to this event!!! You will find unbelievable resources and network with other parents who are seeking solutions.

Charlotte Iserbyt used to tell me this way back in 1989 when my children were all in public school, and I admit I thought it was a bit on the fringe. I suspect, you may think the same of me as well. But now I have experienced what Charlotte tried to warn me about, and now I am warning you.

It is your choice to believe what you will of my strident message and unsolicited advice. (Where is my tin foil hat, right?)

However, if you value your own liberty, I challenge you to do the research and then to show where I’m mistaken. I have been tracking these details for decades now. I have thoroughly vetted the who’s who of education curriculum and testing development. I have not found one educator involved in public education who is NOT Leftist, socialist, marxist, or communist. They are all the same – it’s about control. Education has drifted from developing the tools that will allow the student to learn for themselves to class struggle and equality and treating everyone fairly. Those educators have stated so themselves. That IS the goal.

Even the ACT and SAT has been taken over by these marxist social engineers. I have a comprehensive presentation on these facts that are indisputable.

This great equality lie is driven from the top – UNESCO, the United Nations where these marxist NGOs gather to build policy. Then they come back around to Washington DC to buy the votes to get the legislation they need.

Watch your legislature. The majority are incompetent but well-meaning individuals who will pass more and more socialist laws over education and the workforce as each year goes by. Then they will run for office as a “conservative” because they could not identify socialism or communism if they saw it. They are not fit for the office they hold.

My final word of advice: Spread the word and vote them OUT.

Blessings to all the good parents out there who want the best education for their children. Be prayerful. Your children are YOUR stewardship, no one else’s.

End of rant.

No Way ESEA – End Totalitarian Workforce Training -Homeschoolers Are At Risk

American Leadership Fund

ECAA logoCall your Senators ASAP! 202-224-3121 or contact them through the U.S. Senate Directory.

Ask them to vote NO on S1177 – ESEA – Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This is the cradle to grave, totalitarian workforce training bill and if you think you are exempt because you homeschool, you must watch the video and listen to the radio interview below. The vote is scheduled for Monday or Tuesday, July 13-14, 2015.

Please review two assessments compiled by my long-time associates Anita Hoge of Pennsylvania and Charlotte Iserbyt of Maine.

Listen to her recent radio interview where she shares what happened in the House and what’s about to happen in the Senate if we do not take action.

Our elected officials have apparently been given a set of talking points from leadership and the education committees that shows they have no idea that the House just put the NCLB flex waivers into law.  They have been told that Title I portability is a good idea. This must now be debated and defeated in the Senate version.

These are the questions that Anita would like us to ask our Senators before the vote.  These issues will impact the United States if ESEA passes. Anita’s frontal attack on why Obama plans to vote for the compromise, which will be Title I portability and Casey/Murray Universal Pre-K, must be shared with your Senators.

Our representatives that voted “YES” and should have been “No” must also read and understand what they have just done.

They must understand they are voting with Obama.  Please, please, please share this information with your Senators and ask them for answers before the final vote:

Explosive GAO Report Sent to HELP Committee Nov. 2014-URGENT
This exposes Kline and Alexander who know about personally identifiable information of students being shared to 3rd party vendors: Privacy Violations Exposed

Obama’s Equity Plan-Why Obama will NOT vote against Title I portability.

How is America going to Pay For Title I Portability

How Will Title I Impact Your Community

Sen. Casey’s Universal Common Core For Babies (Murray amendment)

Update on HR 5 Vote
Last week the House voted in favor of reauthorizing HR 5 “Every Child Achieves Act – ECAA” We sent out a message to ask them to vote NO. I texted the four representatives in Utah and heard back from two of them.

Here is how the vote went:

HR 5 NO Votes

HR 5 Vote - GOP sell out

If your representative voted NO, thank them. If they voted YES, ask them why. Hold them accountable. Let me know what they tell you by contacting me with their replies at Cherilyn@AmericanLeadershipFund.com

Here is what two members of the Utah delegation texted to me:

Congressman Jason Chaffetz: “You are wrong on that one. Without this piece of legislation No Child Left Behind would still be the law. I have cosponsored legislation to abolish the Department of Education.”

Congressman Chris Stewart (my opponent when I ran for Congress): “I’m afraid Jason is right. Absent this new legislation, which moves much of the power back to the states, we are left with the current law, which is much worse. Which is why none of the dems supported it, and Obama is threatening to veto. They hate this bill. I’m guessing all of us are cosponsors of the bill to defund dept. of ed.”

Here are the headlines that followed their YES vote.  You have to have a sense of humor to read this one:

House narrowly votes to renew No Child Left Behind after drama

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/247297-house-votes-to-renew-no-child-left-behind

Of course, it is called No Child Left Behind.  And it was first enacted in 1965 as part of LBJ’s “Great Society” which also gave us the companion socialist legislation called Medicaid-Medicare.

I put Congresswoman Mia Love in touch with Anita Hoge earlier during this session while the bills were still in committee, but I did not hear back. As far as I know, neither did Anita.  Mia told me she was working on some amendments, and I don’t doubt she worked hard and is over-worked, but it turned out they were amendments that Republicans were cobbling together and were either weak or made things worse.  I did not get a text reply from her.

The entire “conservative” Utah delegation voted YES. After years of research and collaboration with the finest in the United States, the House’s limited understanding of the history of restructuring was laughable.

I talked to Senator Mike Lee’s (Utah) L.A.- a young woman who has been on the Hill for 18 months.  I’m sure she’s hard-working, but I have little confidence in the research that our elected officials are using – in large part, by young college grads getting their talking points from the think tanks that are equally as uninformed.

Case in point:  At the beginning of this Congressional session, most of the “conservative” think tanks were supporting HR 5 (“Every Child Achieves Act) and the Senate version – ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act).

Anita Hoge, Charlotte Iserbyt, Cindi Weatherly, and Betsy Kraus deserve our thanks for their vigilance over the years and for being the catalysts for that very close vote and hopefully a more successful outcome in the Senate.  I’ve been honored to help with a small portion of that research.

I’ve noted that as this team of researchers produced solid documentation, the conservative groups backed off of their initial support. Sadly, they ended up at the LAST MINUTE in opposition to HR 5 and S 1177 , not enough time to get the few extra votes needed.  This research trickled down to the anti-Common Core state groups, who were listening to the think tanks and supporting these bills, until again, this team’s work made its way down to them.

We again owe so much of what we know about the bad stuff inserted into these bills because of those I mentioned who get little or no recognition. While the important thing is getting the research to the right people (elected officials) and not needing to take credit for it, all too many activists opposing common core reforms – especially policy groups vying for recognition – take bits and pieces of their research and then credit themselves or their organizations.

Well-funded conservative policy groups did some very poor research and then had to mop it up. They are truly responsible for nearly misleading everyone. This isn’t the first time this has happened. It has been a pattern over the years and is why we continue to get more deeply stuck in the mire.  Once again, as the result of their Johnny-come-lately approach, a very bad bill – HR 5 passed by only 5 votes.

If only Utah had voted NO, the bill would not have passed.

Long-Term Background
In 1989 when I was recruited to run for the Richardson Independent School District Board in Dallas, I began a crash course in education restructuring because that was a landmark year.  If you haven’t watched this short clip of Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander (now the chairman of the Senate HELP – education committee and sponsor of S 1177), it is a MUST.

Phyllis Schlafly, a long time mentor, introduced me to Charlotte Iserbyt. Charlotte had been recruited by Reagan to help him dismantle the USED (Department of Education) as s Senior Policy Advisor in the area of research and improvement. As it turned out, she found information within her office that she could not believe – plans in place to totally restructure education and track students into a government-managed workforce with programs that were deliberately dumbing students down, especially minorities in inner cities.

She had the tenacity to copy whole file cabinets-full of information that had never been made public before (of which I was able to get some copies) and leaked a few of them to the media. Her boss was Secretary of Education T.H. Bell, from Utah. It turns out that Utah was a “guinea pig” for these plans to standardize all education and to track students’ values and attitudes through computerized curricula, testing and databases with new “outcomes” (common core standards).

Amazingly, I learned through sad personal experience that government databases are not private and that they can be made public when it is politically beneficial. The liberal teacher’s union and the incumbent board members in Dallas launched an all-out attack against me. An anonymous supporter secured a confidential document published by the Danforth Foundation that was circulating through the school district and delivered it to me. It warned of a group of the “religious right” that was to be feared because we were thwarting their restructuring goals.

In the final days of the election, one of my children’s private school records were circulated for the purpose of discrediting me as a candidate, claiming I was lying. The fact was, the record was incorrect and had not been updated, but we had no time to refute it before election day.

Frankly, I was stunned to know that a private school record could be published a private record for political gain – or for any reason at all. I began to study tracking and databases. I became acquainted with Anita Hoge when Charlotte and several others among the national research team that had assembled met in Pennsylvania with Anita.

Beverly Eakman wrote a book called Microchipped which was among the first to collect stories of database privacy breaches and the dangers ahead.  My story is in it.

Then a representative from Oregon wrote a book on Outcome Based Education and cited the law that I helped craft – Utah’s Family Education and Right to Privacy Act, which was intended to prohibit schools from administering surveys and tests that asked nosey questions and tested for values and attitudes without parental permission. It was the first of its kind, but I had personal disappointment in that it had no “teeth” and had been watered down.  That was 1993-1994.

I gathered 1,200 pages of evidence and our little team shared information. We spoke at several national events on this subject, and showed how the schools were planning to use technology to change behaviors and to turn education into workforce training, under government management.

I helped Charlotte edit an article for our friend Phyllis Schlafly on What’s Wrong with Outcome Based Education.

By the mid-1990s I ended up with several file cabinets full of documentation. So when all the bruhaha about Common Core began, I took a look and instantly knew this was a continuation of the outcome based education of the 1990s.

Anita Hoge wrote a book back then called Womb to Tomb and included a Utah program that would allow school officials and neighbors to snoop on other parents and would provide “mentors” to help parents that weren’t “good” parents benignly called “Parents As Teachers.”  Here’s what she assembled. When you look at this you will be astonished that this has been going on for so long. Especially if you thought this all began with the new common core standards.

Not only did it not begin in the 1990s, Charlotte has enough to show that it began over a century ago. She wrote a definitive letter to our friend Phyllis Schlafly, and explained exactly what was happening and what continues to happen today. Charlotte has meticulously connected the dots on her blog site ABCs of Dumbdown.  She tells it like it is.  Any elected official that does not read this information is wholly unfit to be voting on any federal or state education legislation. Any think tank weighing in on education policy that does not understand this history is wholly unqualified to be advising our elected officials.

Tell your Senators to vote NO S1177 – ESEA and sign the petition to stop nationalized education.  

We appreciate your contributions to help us continue to get these messages out to the grassroots around this nation. You can donate by texting “ALF” to 313131 or send a check to American Leadership Fund, 5202 Saddleback Drive, Salt Lake City, UT.

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Blessings….

The Global Road to Ruin Through Education – Iserbyt

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. Continue reading The Global Road to Ruin Through Education – Iserbyt

The Tweedle-dumb Down of America


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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Salt Lake Pre-School Proposal Equals Taxation without Representation

The Salt Lake Tribune reported on a pre-school proposal that is gaining momentum in Utah. But beware – the devil is in the details, as they say.

The article identifies a public-private partnership (P3) that is funding this proposal to provide 600 children with funding to attend pre-school. What’s wrong with that, you say? You applaud humanitarianism?

Here’s another look at what has become the standard for supporting government policies that we can’t afford and what it is really costing us:

A P3 is the definition of taxation without representation.  Here’s why: I did not elect a private corporation, in this case Goldman Sachs, and the United Way – a non-profit organization that donates millions to Planned Parenthood (both focusing on reducing the black population worldwide), or any family foundation to impose its “vision” of education in my county.

Yet my taxes (the “public” side of the equation) are paying for this proposal.

With a P3, we lose our voting power because our votes cannot compete with the massive amount of money a private enterprise can funnel into education – or any publicly-funded project.

If a private enterprise wants to fund education, let them do it on THEIR dime, not mine.  That’s called “private education.”  If they want to set up scholarships, that’s where their money would be better spent, but do not include MY money in that scholarship, because that’s a voucher.

School choice and charter schools are also dependent upon P3s and vouchers for their sustenance.  These concepts are killing private and religious education because they can’t compete with the “FREE” option.  This is NOT choice at all.  And it’s definitely NOT free enterprise.

There is a history of this public-private relationship in other countries, and it did not have a happy ending.  Yet, at least two Republican Utah governors have signed an identical letter agreeing to federal funds to support “cradle-to-grave” education, of which this proposal is a part.  This is the loss of local control and representative government, and it’s supported by both parties.

Shame on them.

If you’d like to know more about this topic, contact me. I’m giving presentations LIVE-in person and online and can schedule a time to come to your neighborhood.

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