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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 Real War Behind Common Core Part 6: An Education Policy Action Plan

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Part 1 establishes a backdrop for how the people have lost local control and have confused the public with the private, and indeed have formed mergers called, “public private partnerships” or “P3s.”

I urge you to review each Part in sequence so that you can follow the logic and avoid confusion or out of context misinterpretation of this argument.

Part 2, describes the history behind the P3 and began to discuss what this sacred cow is and how it has killed “choice” in the trade market.

Part 3 explains more about what this sacred cow is, how it has damaged free enterprise and competition in the health care industry, and how it is applied to education policy.

Part 4, dissects the anatomy of the Charter school movement vs. the private school and show what has gone wrong – very wrong – enough to kill reduce parental choices and to destroy the private schools and force them into the public system.

Part 5, illustrates how open enrollment, the hallmark of school choice/charters, has forced loss of local control and accountability to the taxpayer, and how it is feeding the consolidation of power beast. I identify the charter school as the business model, funding plan and organizational structure for the regionalization and nationalization of public schools.

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Part 1 establishes a backdrop for how the people have lost local control and have confused the public with the private, and indeed have formed mergers called, “public private partnerships” or “P3s.” I urge you to review each Part in sequence so that you can follow the logic and avoid confusion or out of context […]

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The Real War Behind Common Core Part 5: Charter Schools and Loss of Local Control

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In Part I, I established a backdrop for how the people have lost local control and have confused the public with the private, and indeed have formed mergers called, “public private partnerships” or “P3s.”

I urge you to review each Part in sequence so that you can follow the logic and avoid confusion or misinterpretation of this argument.

Part 2, describes the history behind the P3 and begins to discuss what this sacred cow is and how it has killed “choice” in the trade market.

Part 3 explains more about what this sacred cow is, how it has damaged free enterprise and competition in the health care industry, and how it is applied to education policy.

Part 4, dissects the anatomy of the Charter school movement vs. the private school and shows what has gone wrong – very wrong – enough to kill reduce parental choices and to destroy the private schools and force them into the public system.

In Part 5, I illustrate how open enrollment, the hallmark of school choice/charters, has forced loss of local control and accountability to the taxpayer, and how it is feeding the consolidation of power beast. I identify the charter school as the business model, funding plan and organizational structure for the regionalization and nationalization of public schools, which completely removes accountability to the local taxpayer.  This is taxation without representation.

School Choice, Charter Schools = Loss of Local Control

For years, parents complained about how they were stuck with one neighborhood school they didn’t like, but they couldn’t move, and they had no choices.  Back to Part 1, I explained how I ran for the school board on a “school choice/voucher” platform because I felt that same frustration.  We needed a choice of curriculum and if we couldn’t get it in the neighborhood school, then we should have the right to apply for another school.  It’s was called “open enrollment.”

How wrong I was.  But we got what we wished for.  Here’s the flaw:  Read More

In Part I, I established a backdrop for how the people have lost local control and have confused the public with the private, and indeed have formed mergers called, “public private partnerships” or “P3s.” I urge you to review each Part in sequence so that you can follow the logic and avoid confusion or misinterpretation […]

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The Real War Behind Common Core Part 4: Charter Schools vs. Private Schools

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In Part 1, I established a backdrop for how the people have lost local control and have confused the public with the private, and indeed have formed mergers called, “public private partnerships” or “P3s.”

I urge you to review each Part in sequence so that you can follow the logic and avoid confusion or misinterpretation of this argument.

Part 2, describes the history behind the P3 and began to discuss what this sacred cow is and how it has killed “choice” in the trade market.

Part 3 explains more about what this sacred cow is, how it has damaged free enterprise and competition in the health care industry, and how it is applied to education policy.

Part 4 dissects the anatomy of the Charter school movement vs. the private school and show what has gone wrong – very wrong – enough to kill reduce parental choices and to destroy the private schools and force them into the public system.

Choice/Charters vs. Private Schools

school choice-chartersJust as we established in the last segment (Part 3), education choice is following a parallel path as health care by establishing public-private partnerships, called P3’s.  Many of the same funders of Common Core are the same people that have set up the charter school as the “competition” in education as the “school choice” model.

Myths About Charter Schools
Here are some myths surrounding choice/charter schools. Read More

In Part 1, I established a backdrop for how the people have lost local control and have confused the public with the private, and indeed have formed mergers called, “public private partnerships” or “P3s.” I urge you to review each Part in sequence so that you can follow the logic and avoid confusion or misinterpretation […]

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The Real War Behind Common Core Part 3: Public Private Partnerships and the Free Market

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In Part 1, I established a backdrop for how the people have lost local control and have confused the public with the private, and indeed have formed mergers called, “public private partnerships” or “P3s.”

I urge you to review each Part in sequence so that you can follow the logic and avoid confusion or misinterpretation of this argument.

Part 2 describes the history behind the P3 and began to discuss what this sacred cow is and how it has killed “choice” in the trade market.

Part 3 here explains more about what this sacred cow is, how it has damaged free enterprise and competition in the health care industry, and how it is applied to education policy.

Comparing “Free Market Choice” in Another Context

What many did not realize when they embraced the concept of “free market-choice” is that because of Heritage Foundation’s development of that movement’s sacred cow – the North American Free Trade agreements, the U.S. would lose millions of jobs overseas, and it would be competing with socialist nations that subsidize their corporations and production. Naturally, this forced our nation to do the same, if we were to compete in this “free” global economy.  All very Friedman-esque.

But wait. I wonder, did Milton Friedman anticipate that entering the “free” market of socialist economies that subsidize and manage their private enterprises – or own them – would force the United States to subsidize our private corporations and production and become more socialist ourselves in order to compete with them? Read More

In Part 1, I established a backdrop for how the people have lost local control and have confused the public with the private, and indeed have formed mergers called, “public private partnerships” or “P3s.” I urge you to review each Part in sequence so that you can follow the logic and avoid confusion or misinterpretation […]

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The Real War Behind Common Core Part 2: Origins of Public Private Partnerships

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In Part 1, I established a backdrop for this turbulent flight toward socialism the United States is on and how the people have lost local control. In their lack of understanding of basic representative government, they have confused the public with the private, and have formed mergers called, “public private partnerships” or “P3s.” Please review Part 1 before reading Part 2 to avoid confusion or misinterpretation of this second segment in the series of six.

Yes, there is history behind the P3’s that the United States public policy advocates and lawmakers are embracing, especially on the conservative Right. As my Russian friend explained in Part 1, these partnerships don’t have a happy ending. [Warning: More turbulence ahead. If you need a bag, it’s in the pocket on the seat in front of you.] Read More

In Part 1, I established a backdrop for this turbulent flight toward socialism the United States is on and how the people have lost local control. In their lack of understanding of basic representative government, they have confused the public with the private, and have formed mergers called, “public private partnerships” or “P3s.” Please review […]

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The Real War Behind Common Core Part 1: Local Control vs. Nationalization

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How to Restore Our Schools and Representative Form of Government
An Overview and Action Plan
Part 1: 
Local Control vs. Nationalization

This article in 6 parts was prepared for activists everywhere who seek remedies to the radical reforms that have transformed education from the tradition education in basic facts to today’s new focus on workforce training and tracking.  In Part 6, an Education Policy Action Plan is proposed. The five preceding segments of this series is to lay a logical foundation for understanding the proposed action plan.

Background

How to Win the Battle and Lose the War

In 1989 I was recruited to run for a school board in Dallas, Texas.   I was a young mom of five, and the issue that brought the concerned parents together was the proposal to remove honors classes from the schools and to create a brand new middle school that cut back on academic time and added psychological counseling time for every student.

I took my own crash course in education and identified the problem of lowering the basketball standard so all could reach it, a strategy for dumbing down the students.  I saw that there were no choices in Dallas, but that some good “back to basics” schools had been organized, one in Mesa, Arizona – the Ben Franklin School.  And I wanted a choice like that for my own children. Read More

How to Restore Our Schools and Representative Form of Government An Overview and Action Plan Part 1:  Local Control vs. Nationalization This article in 6 parts was prepared for activists everywhere who seek remedies to the radical reforms that have transformed education from the tradition education in basic facts to today’s new focus on workforce […]

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