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Letter to Virginia school board: “Disenroll all of my children” August 26, 2021, “board focused on political narratives” not “academics (reading, writing, ‘rithmetic”, “Trans Policies” “Mask Policies”

Letter to Virginia school board: “Disenroll all of my children” August 26, 2021, “board focused on political narratives” not “academics (reading, writing, ‘rithmetic”, “Trans Policies” “Mask Policies”

“It’s time we modernize our election system in this country and stop playing all these silly games on race. And please, stop using me, as a black man, as your pawn. Yes, I said it-to push your agenda.”...NC Lt. Governor Mark Robinson

“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”...Adolf Hitler

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”…Joseph Goebbels

Letter emailed to Virginia school board and state senator August 26, 2021.

“Good Evening,

I am writing to you this evening so you are ALL aware of what the parents in your district are feeling.
I moved my family to [redacted] from San Diego, CA in June to get away from the stifling political environment in the State that has spread like wildfire into their public school system. This was a very difficult decision after having lived there for 13 years. All four of our children were either born in CA or lived most of their lives there, so you can imagine all of the constructs that went into making this decision.
While looking for an area to live in the [redacted] region, I purposely bought a home in the [redacted] school district. This was at a significant cost. Just in transactional fees and moving costs alone, the price tag exceeded $150K…and that doesn’t include the cost of the home purchased here. It goes without saying that this was an important decision for our family, and one that I do not take lightly.
After the [redacted] school board meeting last week, it became apparent that the school board isn’t strong enough to focus on what they should be; academics (reading, writing, ‘rithmetic…you get the point). Instead, the board focused on political narratives, none of which should even be a consideration in our school system. I must give kudos for standing up to some of the intersectional politics that were presented, but the fact of the matter is, that decision doesn’t really impact a large number of your student population, therefore it shouldn’t be a difficult decision. Moreover, any political agenda that is presented to be part and parcel to education should be denied on its face. Period. Allowing it shows the political motives of the Board Members, rather than the educational interests of the students and parents, of which come the money to fund the school system.
As educators, empirical evidence, ethical research (unbiased), and an understanding of how these things impact our children and families should be at the forefront of every decision you make. Anything outside of that should be denied attention. More bluntly, you are in a place to teach our children foundational academics, not the social/emotional interpretation of their surroundings. Their social structure is formed through family and community and should be left to that.
Given the resumes of which many of you have, I find it important to point out a few things that YOU should come equipped with to a board meeting of such magnitude.
Trans Policies – The literature states that children who identify as trans are overwhelmingly likely to revert back to their birth gender by the time they are 18 years of age. Dr. King’s public comments on Fox News against the board indicates that her desire to appeal to intersectional politics overwhelms the need for attention to the literature which is a complete and utter failure.
Mask Policies – The literature states that masks are ineffective against the prevention or spread of COVID-19. It even states that on the box the masks come in. Additionally, children are susceptible to RSV (especially in humid climates) due to the constant mask-wearing. More than 500 children died of RSV last year. That is more than have died from COVID-19 in the past 18 months. Additionally, younger children develop through facial recognition (literature supported). Covering their faces, teacher’s faces, etc. stifles their development permanently. Even entertaining masks is shameful given the data available, and again, shows that Board Members want to show their political alignment, and embarrassingly, their authority over their constituents based on their political alignment.
Unfortunately, not rejecting these ideologies outright is dangerous and will undoubtedly be the undoing of our community, our State, and our Country. You had an opportunity to be a bastion of freedom in this State and the greater Country as a whole. You cowered to politics, assumingly afraid of the financial firestorm that may come about because of it. I am here to tell you that a firestorm is going to come in other forms. People are going to pull their kids out of our schools, just like we are.
Although the cumulative education on the “To” line is staggering, I feel that I must frame the future for you. Allowing masks on our children enables the masking of adults, and ushers in the shutdown that is coming in the next few weeks. When the businesses get shut down, they will not reopen. When the schools get shut down, they will not reopen. Your community will suffer and dwindle. COVID-19 isn’t what people are being told. The vaccine isn’t a vaccine at all, rather it is gene therapy. Take a look at the Nuremberg Code. Some of you are held to a professional account from this code, and should re-read it to understand the magnitude of it. Want to teach? Teach the historical lessons that exist. Teach about the Holocaust. Teach about how forced vaccines and vaccination passports were the tools the Nazis used to perpetuate one of the worst atrocities against human life ever to be recorded. If you can’t understand a simple History lesson, you certainly don’t deserve the privilege of teaching our young children. Shame on you.
Effective immediately, my Wife and I want our children disenrolled from this school district. “
“And don’t worry, I will be at the next board meeting, encouraging all in attendance to take the same actions.”

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Take Back the Schools Guilford County NC Schools rally 3 reports, 1. News Record 2. Gateway pundit 3. Eyewitness Participant, Reopen School Board meetings, Critical Race Theory concerns

Take Back the Schools Guilford County NC Schools rally 3 reports, 1. News Record 2. Gateway pundit 3. Eyewitness participant, Reopen School Board meetings, Critical Race Theory concerns

“NC Democrat Governer Roy Cooper is at best a liberal hypocrite. He also is a criminal for violating his own executive order by walking with protesters in direct violation of his order and allowing thousands of protesters, rioters, looters and bullies to violate his order, spread Covid-19, tie up government resources, destroy property and block interstates and other thoroughfares.”...Citizen Wells

“two papers published May 19 in the journal of Hospital Pediatrics found pediatric hospitalizations for COVID were overcounted by at least 40%, carrying potential implications for nationwide figures used to justify vaccinating children.”...The Defender

“it is universally known that children virtually never die from COVID-19 and given that children have a very strong immune system, they are more likely than adults to have an over-reaction to the shot.”…Dr. Steven Roth

From the Greensboro News Record.

“Protesters called Thursday for the school board to allow the public to attend meetings in person again.

Their chants from a spot outside the district’s offices could be heard as the Guilford County Board of Education met inside to discuss that very topic.

About 30 to 45 people gathered around 4 p.m. Thursday outside the district’s central office for a rally organized by a local group called Take Back Our Schools. Some of them stuck around during the 6 p.m. meeting, repeatedly chanting “Open Up!” “What are you hiding?” and other phrases. They were often fully audible in the board room and on the internet livestream of the meeting.”

“Various group members have said they have complaints or concerns on school discipline, school security, and how race is taught in schools, among other topics.

The issue of reopening meetings to the public was on Thursday’s agenda.”

https://greensboro.com/news/local/education/amid-protesters-yelling-outside-school-officials-discuss-potential-reopening-of-board-meetings/article_06d5bd56-ca58-11eb-80e8-c7e14edcde94.html

From GateWay Pundit.

“NC Superintendent Shut Parents Out Of School Board Meeting Using Emergency Powers So She Didn’t Have to Hear Arguments Against Critical Race Theory”

“Stephanie Mitchell, the founder of Take Back Our Schools, responded to the video:

How funny that Sharon Contreras yet lies again. Has she forgotten that she was given and still holds all the power since last March 2020?”

In the above video, a newscaster from local North Carolina describes the scene where a small group of concerned parents has gathered outside of a school board meeting outside.  They are denied access to the meeting, so they can not enter their public comments about the topics on the agenda that night.

Mitchell told The Gateway Pundit that Contreras hasn’t allowed the parent’s group to speak at the meetings because she is holding on to her ‘Emergency Powers’ at a critical time when parents have a lot to say.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/nc-superintendent-first-shut-parents-meeting-emergency-powers-video/

From an Eyewitness Participant.

“Proof grassroots is working!!!!Big win for Take Back the Schools-GCS!!! We had 2 democrat board members vote with us to prevent our school board from relinquishing all fiscal & policy making power to the superintendent. It was very unexpected & very exciting & therefore we need to ALL write an email of thanks.”

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NC Lt Governor Mark Robinson FACTS task force to collect complaints about school “indoctrination”, Wake County Feb 2021 equity themed teacher conference prime example

NC Lt Governor Mark Robinson FACTS task force to collect complaints about school “indoctrination”, Wake County Feb 2021 equity themed teacher conference prime example

“”You’re a traitor!” yelled the boy. “You’re a thought criminal!””...George Orwell, “1984”

“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”...Adolf Hitler

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”…Joseph Goebbels

 

From the Winston Salem Journal March 17, 2021.

“Lt. governor raises concerns about school ‘indoctrination’

Concerned about what he calls “indoctrination” in public schools in North Carolina, Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson said he is creating a new task force to collect complaints from people afraid to speak up to local school boards.

Robinson told a news conference on Tuesday that students, teachers and parents need a centralized place to send complaints, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.

Most teachers don’t get into politics with their students, Robinson said, but some do and he said he hopes to soon be able to show people just how widespread concerns might be.

“People say, ‘Well, where’s the proof?’ Where’s the proof?’” said Robinson, a Republican who took office in January. “We’re going to bring you the proof.”

Robinson said that when he was campaigning for office in 2020, he was “besieged by folks who were complaining about things their students and their children were having to learn in public schools, that were contrary to their own beliefs.””

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https://journalnow.com/news/local/education/lt-governor-raises-concerns-about-school-indoctrination/article_628cf106-875e-11eb-9801-1f44d8b654c4.html

The following is the kind of crap that does not belong in public education.

Lies and political agendas

From the City Journal March 17, 2021

“Subversive Education

North Carolina’s largest school district launches a campaign against “whiteness in educational spaces.”

Last year, the Wake County Public School System, which serves the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area, held an equity-themed teachers’ conference with sessions on “whiteness,” “microaggressions,” “racial mapping,” and “disrupting texts,” encouraging educators to form “equity teams” in schools and push the new party line: “antiracism.”

The February 2020 conference, attended by more than 200 North Carolina public school teachers, began with a “land acknowledgement,” a ritual recognition suggesting that white North Carolinians are colonizers on stolen Native American land. Next, the superintendent of Wake County Public Schools, Cathy Moore, introduced the day’s program and shuffled teachers to breakout sessions across eight rooms. Freelance reporter A.P. Dillon obtained the documents from the sessions through a public records request and provided them to City Journal.

At the first session, “Whiteness in Ed Spaces,” school administrators provided two handouts on the “norms of whiteness.” These documents claimed that “(white) cultural values” include “denial,” “fear,” “blame,” “control,” “punishment,” “scarcity,” and “one-dimensional thinking.” According to notes from the session, the teachers argued that “whiteness perpetuates the system” of injustice and that the district’s “whitewashed curriculum” was “doing real harm to our students and educators.” The group encouraged white teachers to “challenge the dominant ideology” of whiteness and “disrupt” white culture in the classroom through a series of “transformational interventions.”

Parents, according to the teachers, should be considered an impediment to social justice. When one teacher asked, “How do you deal with parent pushback?” the answer was clear: ignore parental concerns and push the ideology of antiracism directly to students. “You can’t let parents deter you from the work,” the teachers said. “White parents’ children are benefiting from the system” of whiteness and are “not learning at home about diversity (LGBTQ, race, etc.).” Therefore, teachers have an obligation to subvert parental wishes and beliefs. Any “pushback,” the teachers explained, is merely because white parents fear “that they are going to lose something” and find it “hard to let go of power [and] privilege.”

This isn’t an aberration. In fact, the district’s official Equity in Action plan encourages teachers to override parents in the pursuit of antiracism. “Equity leaders [should] have the confidence to take risks and make difficult decisions that are rooted in their values,” the document reads. “Even in the face of opposition, equity leaders can draw on a heartfelt conviction for what is best for students and families.” In other words, the school should displace the family as the ultimate arbiter of political morality.”

Read more (If you can stomach it):

https://www.city-journal.org/critical-race-theory-in-wake-county-nc-schools

 

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PBS racism propaganda and promotion for political agenda of BLM and Democrat Party, Malcolm X: “The white liberal is the worst enemy to the black man”

PBS racism propaganda and promotion for political agenda of BLM and Democrat Party, Malcolm X: “The white liberal is the worst enemy to the black man”

“The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal, then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America, the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man.”...Malcom X

“However, when the CHD funds Alinsky-style, church-based community organizations as in the best interest of the poor and supports organizations which advance other agendas, it divests the poor of their right to an authentic voice. This process tends to treat the poor as exploited units of human capital, rather than as human beings created in the dignity of God’s image.”.. Catholic Bishops report, 1997

“Democrats: party of slavery, secession, KKK and using blacks for their personal gain.”…Citizen Wells

 

The Democrats, the liberals, the left have always been involved in PBS and public TV.

I am a long time viewer of PBS, UNC TV in NC.

They have had many fine childrens’ and adult TV shows such as Sesame Street.

I have noticed a trend over the years including more cooking shows and increased glorification of the entertainment culture.

They have apparently been infiltrated and increasingly controlled by leftist influences such as BLM.

Let us be clear.

BLM is a Racist, Marxist, Fascist organization tied to the Democrat Party.

The Democrat Party, the party of slavery and using people of color.

PBS has gone too far this time.

Under the guise of “Treating Others Fairly,” they are promoting the inherent racism of the Democrat Party (the only systemic racism in the US) and brainwashing our children.

The following passages from their latest propaganda pamphlet “Talking to young children about race and racism” are particularly offensive and misleading (lies):

“Do you think racism might make it harder for Black people to become
important leaders? Is that fair?”

“Black Lives Matter is a movement that advocates for non-violent civil
disobedience to protest police brutality and other racially motivated
violence against Black people.”

“Microaggressions are subtle gestures, comments, and biased
behaviors towards marginalized groups. For example, telling a child of
another race that their hair is beautiful and asking to touch it may
leave the child feeling like they are not “normal” (even if you intended
to compliment).”

“White privilege means that white people do not struggle with being
treated unfairly because of their race or skin color. It doesn’t mean white
families do not experience struggles in life.”

https://www.pbs.org/parents/printables/talking-to-young-children-about-race-and-racism-a-discussion-guide

This is part of the ongoing agenda of the Democrats and is happening more in our public schools as well.

To keep harping on so called injustice, to separate us instead of bringing us all together.

To focus on the poor black man who is kept down by whitey.

Once again, Malcolm X:

“The white liberal is the worst enemy to the black man”

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NC WRAL KKK cartoon classic guilty dogs barking loudest, Democrat party of slavery secession and KKK, Republican party of Lincoln emancipation, Byrd example

NC WRAL KKK cartoon classic guilty dogs barking loudest, Democrat party of slavery secession and KKK, Republican party of Lincoln emancipation, Byrd example

“Robert Byrd filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act for 14 hours”…History

“Tell a big lie and keep repeating it and blame the Republicans for all of the bad deeds committed by Democrats.”…Citizen Wells

“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”...Adolf Hitler

 

After NC Republicans, including newly elected Lt. Governor Mark Robinson, opposed efforts by the board of education to politically indoctrinate students instead of teaching history, a cartoonist with WRAL in Raleigh responded with a typical left wing Democrat lie.

A big lie!

 

A classic case of the guilty dog barking the loudest!

The Democrat Party

  • The party of slavery
  • The party of secession
  • The party of the KKK

 

Democrat Robert Byrd

In West Virginia in the 1940s — late 1941 or early 1942, according to Byrd’s memoir — he organized and led a 150-member chapter, or “Klavern,” of the Klan as the “Exalted Cyclops.” In Klan hierarchy, according to Slate, each Klavern is led by an Exalted Cyclops typically elected by his fellow Klansmen. The Exalted Cyclops reports to a “Grand Giant” (provincial leader), “Grand Dragon” (state director) and “Grand Wizard” (national chair).

In his book, Byrd says he worked as a recruiter, or “Kleagle,” for the Klan until early 1943 and then left the state for a welding job in Baltimore. He returned to West Virginia after World War II ended and sent a letter in 1945 to Theodore Bilbo, a Democratic senator and segregationist from Mississippi, complaining about efforts to integrate the military.

“Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels,” he wrote.

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2019/aug/15/viral-image/robert-byrd-wasnt-grand-wizard-kkk-he-once-led-loc/

Mark Robinson response

“North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is taking umbrage with an editorial cartoon that depicts Republicans as members of the KKK.

Robinson, a Greensboro Republican, took office in January and is the first Black lieutenant governor in North Carolina history.

“It’s something we cannot stand for, folks,” Robinson said at a press conference Tuesday to criticize the cartoon, published Tuesday on the CBC Opinion page of WRAL.com, which like WRAL-TV is owned by Capitol Broadcasting Co.”

“As a public servant I have to put those opinions behind me and do what’s right for everyone in North Carolina,” Robinson said. “And I’m grown enough to do that. …. And if I ran a statewide publication like WRAL, I would not post something like that. It’s all about where you stand at the moment when you speak.”

https://greensboro.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/cartoon-depicts-ncs-black-lieutenant-governor-whos-from-greensboro-and-other-republicans-as-kkk-members/article_c71b4a18-6644-11eb-93e7-43655df234e7.html#utm_source=greensboro.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletter-templates%2Fnews-alert&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_content=cc56fef664d4f51e11ce56c83b121356c1f89019

Mark Robinson on proposed curriculum changes

“The proposed standards are political in nature and paint America as being systematically racist. These divisive standards consistently separate Americans into groups in an effort to undermine our unity. The proposed standards indoctrinate our students against our great country and our founders. The standards are not age-appropriate in the elementary grades. Will you stand with Lt. Governor Robinson in rejecting the current standards the State Board of Education is planning to vote on?”

https://citizenwells.com/2021/02/01/mark-robinson-nc-lt-governor-sign-up-to-end-indoctrination-board-of-education-vote-feb-4-proposed-standards-are-political-in-nature-and-paint-america-as-being-systematically-racist/

 

 

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Guilford County Schools Fall 2020 staff handbook omits obesity as Covid-19 higher risk but quotes CDC, Educators fail to educate, Legal negligence

Guilford County Schools Fall 2020 staff handbook omits obesity as Covid-19 higher risk but quotes CDC, Educators fail to educate, Legal negligence

“Having obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above, increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.”…CDC

“Severe obesity puts those with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at particularly high risk of death, more so than related risk factors such as diabetes or hypertension”… Kaiser Permanente study

“This is a wake up call. About 42% of adults in the U.S. are considered obese. This puts people at a highrer risk for Covid-19 complications and other health issues.”…Citizen Wells

 

“Long before Covid-19 happened, we already had an epidemic in the US.

Obesity.

The elephant in the room.

Nobody wants to talk about it including the fake news media.

Recently I learned of the death from Covid-19 of a young woman in her mid twenties. The mother stated that her daughter had no pre existing conditions.

The photo of the young woman appeared to reveal that she was overweight.”

https://citizenwells.com/2020/08/02/obesity-epidemic-preceded-covid-19-pandemic-and-contributes-to-complications-and-death-42-percent-of-us-adults-obese-27-increased-risk-factor-40-bmi-doubles-risk/

The staff working at public schools are a subset of the US population.

Many are obese.

Many concerns and questions have been offered as schools around the country reopen.

Masks are required as well as social distancing and extra cleaning measures.

The Guilford County NC (Greensboro) school system, one of the largest in the nation, produced a handbook for their staff.

Fall 2020 Staff Handbook.

“Persons at Higher Risk

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), persons at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include people 65 years and older, people with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease requiring dialysis, people with liver disease and people with compromised immune systems. ”

https://www.gcsnc.com/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=134206&dataid=133030&FileName=GCS2020-Handbook-STAFF-withlinks6.pdf

Why did they leave out obesity?

From the CDC website:

People of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html

This is not only a concern for school staff, but for the family members of children.

Are they being educated???

From Houston Methodist.

“A person’s weight alone can increase his or her risk

By now, you’ve likely heard that older adults and people with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, are more vulnerable to developing a severe case of COVID-19.

But, even if you feel healthy, just being heavily overweight can increase your risk of severe illness as well.

“In fact, obesity is the number one risk factor for developing a severe case of COVID-19 in people under the age of 55,” warns Dr. Stephens. “People don’t always see obesity as abnormal, since it’s quite prevalent, but it’s important to know if your weight is putting you at risk for COVID-19, as well as other health conditions.”

A person is considered obese if he or she has more body fat than what’s considered healthy for his or her height. A quick measurement called body mass index (BMI) is used as a screening tool for obesity.

“Having a BMI of 30 or higher increases a person’s risk of developing a severe case of COVID-19 by 27%,” Dr. Stephens says. “And a BMI of 40 or higher doubles a person’s risk.””

https://www.houstonmethodist.org/blog/articles/2020/jun/obesity-and-covid-19-can-your-weight-alone-put-you-at-higher-risk/

KAISER STUDY: SEVERE OBESITY BOOSTS RISK OF COVID-19 DEATH, ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUNG

“Severe obesity puts those with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at particularly high risk of death, more so than related risk factors such as diabetes or hypertension, according to a study of patient records that researchers from Kaiser Permanente published today.”

“This risk was most striking among those aged 60 years or younger and men,” the authors wrote.”

“Not only does being severely obese make it harder to breathe, but the adipose tissue fuels mechanisms that act like magnets for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19.”

https://www.ajmc.com/view/kaiser-severe-obesity-boosts-risk-of-covid-19-death-especially-for-the-young

Educators not educating!

Very disturbing.

 

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Blain Dillard Wake County NC parent sued by MVP for criticizing Mathematics Vision Project Common Core based program,  Son went from A-B to D-F math student

Blain Dillard Wake County NC parent sued by MVP for criticizing Mathematics Vision Project Common Core based program,  Son went from A-B to D-F math student

“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”…Adolf Hitler 

“North Carolina should have the highest education standards in the world, but we can do better than Common Core.”

“5. Teachers need to be free to teach. Common Core is just another set of bureaucratic mandates that will force teachers to teach to the test. There has been much frustration from the teaching community regarding this aspect of No Child Left Behind, so the federal government created waivers from NCLB only to replace it with more burdensome guidelines that will take creativity and innovation out of the classroom. If we want innovation in education, we should focus less on standards and more on allowing our teachers to do what they do best — teach.”…NC Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

From WRAL News.

“MVP math suing Wake County parent for ‘libel and slander’ after he criticized program

The company behind a controversial math curriculum being used in Wake County public schools has filed a lawsuit against a Cary parent, accusing him of “libel and slander” and “tortious interference with business relations” after he criticized the program.

An attorney for the Utah-based Mathematics Vision Project, or MVP, said the company decided to sue parent Blain Dillard after he made “false statements” about the company. Dillard says he is “innocent of all allegations and can defend each and every point made in the summons.””

“Dillard has spoken at numerous Wake County Board of Education meetings and with the news media about his dislike of MVP, which he says caused his 10th grade son to go from being an A and B math student to failing the subject in a short time period.”

“Karen Carter, another parent who has been critical of MVP, emailed local, state and national education leaders Tuesday to show support for Dillard.

“Is this the type of company WCPSS is comfortable being in business with? One that sues parents?” Carter wrote. “How can WCPSS parents and taxpayers be assured that their money, which WCPSS gave to MVP for various services, licensing fees, etc., isn’t being used to sue one of our own citizens? Although WCPSS cannot control MVP’S actions, they can control giving more taxpayer money to them which can be used to go after one of the district’s parents.””

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https://www.wral.com/mvp-math-suing-wake-county-parent-for-libel-and-slander-after-he-criticized-program/18540021/

From Blain Dillard.

“I am a parent in Wake County, NC, which includes Raleigh. We are home to the Wake County Public School System, one of the 15 largest in the US.

This past weekend I was served a summons written by Strong & Hanni, PC, of Salt Lake City, UT, for a complaint against me from Mathematics Vision Project, LLC (MVP), of Lehi, UT. The complaint alleges “libel and slander” and “tortious interference with business relations” related to statements I’ve made about MVP either on Facebook, my blog, or at our county school board meetings. I am innocent of all allegations and can defend each and every point made in the summons.

The case was filed in the Utah Fourth Judicial District Court as Case number 190401221.

This is an attempt at intimidation and bullying to silence my and other parents’ free speech advocating for our children’s education.

BACKGROUND
MVP creates curriculum resources for mathematics, and was adopted by my county beginning in 2017. My son was a 10th grader taking MVP Math 2 in 2018 when I noticed his grades suddenly declining. He went from being an A-B math student to a D-F math student almost instantly. I later found that this was largely related to the nature of how MVP is taught. It is considered a “discovery methodology” where students work in groups to try to figure out the math while the teacher facilitates. MVP is strongly supportive of Common Core math standards.

I soon found that my son was not alone. Many other parents in our county were complaining about MVP in various parent Facebook groups I saw. In February, 2019, I created a Facebook group dedicated to supporting parents of students in MVP. The group now has over 1400 members. I also created a web page and a blog where I and others gathered research and resources and documented cases where I analyzed data related to districts which adopted MVP. Many parents attended protests and spoke at school board meetings and some have been featured in our local news. Over 400 students at my son’s school conducted a student walkout in protest of MVP. Working with an attorney, 16 parents filed a formal complaint with our school system alleging 10 policy violations related to MVP in our county. The school system denied the complaint in June.

I am not alone in this fight. However, I am being singled out by MVP in this lawsuit because I am one of the originators of the social media campaigns and much of the research advocating against using the MVP curriculum.

Thank you for your prayers and support during this time.”

https://www.gofundme.com/f/wake-county-math-parent-legal-defense-fund

 

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Decline of middle class? Increase of stupidity and bad habits, Plenty of jobs in “education” restaurants breweries tattoo parlors, Common sense and time tested frugality out the window

Decline of middle class? Increase of stupidity and bad habits, Plenty of jobs in “education” restaurants breweries tattoo parlors, Common sense and time tested frugality out the window

“Mercury is a highly toxic element; there is no known safe level of exposure. Ideally, neither children nor adults should have any mercury in their bodies because it provides no physiological benefit.”…National Institute of Health

“U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, investigating the issue”
“What he learned was astonishing. In 2013 and 2014 alone, ICE set loose more than 66,000 illegal immigrant criminals who had over 166,000 convictions (30,000 for drunk or drug driving, 414 kidnapping, over 11,000 rapes or other sexual assaults and 395 homicides). Already thousands of those have already been convicted of new crimes in the U.S., including felonies, since their release.”…WND October 25, 2015

“There is an epidemic of stupid in this country.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Zero Hedge.

“The Number Of Americans Living In Their Vehicles “Explodes” As The Middle Class Collapses

As the gap between the rich and the poor continues to increase, the middle class is steadily eroding.  In fact, I recently gave my readers 15 signs that the middle class in America is being systematically destroyed.  More Americans are falling out of the middle class and into poverty with each passing day, and this is one of the big reasons why the number of homeless is surging.  For example, the number of people living on the street in L.A. has shot up 75 percent over the last 6 years.  But of course L.A. is far from alone.  Other major cities on the west coast are facing similar problems, and that includes Seattle.  It turns out that the Emerald City has seen a 46 percent rise in the number of people sleeping in their vehicles in just the past year

The number of people who live in their vehicles because they can’t find affordable housing is on the rise, even though the practice is illegal in many U.S. cities.

The number of people residing in campers and other vehicles surged 46 percent over the past year, a recent homeless census in Seattle’s King County, Washington found. The problem is “exploding” in cities with expensive housing markets, including Los Angeles, Portland and San Francisco, according to Governing magazine.

Amazon, Microsoft and other big tech companies are in the Seattle area.  It is a region that is supposedly “prospering”, and yet this is going on.

Sadly, it isn’t just major urban areas that are seeing more people sleeping in their vehicles.  Over in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, many of the homeless sleep in their vehicles even in the middle of winter…”

Read more:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-01/number-americans-living-their-vehicles-explodes-middle-class-collapses

People in the US during the Great Depression had to resort to desperate measures.

Though times now can be challenging, the situation now is far better than then.

So why are so many homeless? Living in cars.

Part of the answer is the epidemic of stupid which I believe began in the sixties.

Growing up, I not only had a good education in school, I had one at home.

My parents were depression era survivors and also survivors of the hard times of settling this country. What used to be status quo.

They shared their stories of growing up in rural NC and what they and their families did to survive. This has stayed with me.

Part of my life and training was my duties (luxurious compared to theirs):

  • I was the oldest of 4. I babysat my siblings.
  • I was given a tiny allowance. If I wanted more, I had to work for it in addition to my chores.
  • I had a paper route, cut grass, babysat for others, picked blackberries, collected returnable bottles, etc.
  • I knew how to use a hammer & tools and liked it. We collected used nails & lumber scraps for our treehouses. Recycling.

By example we learned reality 101.

Starting with we ate out infrequently. Drank our own coffee. Used hand me down clothing. Had a garden. Paid with cash. My mom made some of our clothing and repaired much. And of course, my mom’s sayings for every occasion such as “You’re not too old for your wants to hurt you.”

I am frugal to this day.

I made really good money most of my life, lived beneath my means and this served me well when my disability hit.

I am a strong believer in education, real education, not just receiving a piece of paper and piling up debt.

There are many fine institutions of higher learning training medical professionals, engineers, accountants, etc.

However, we have created a myth, perpetuated by an unholy alliance between institutions and politicians that a diploma will cure practically everything.

We are not educating our young folks. And older folks.

I am around a lot of young people near the university and I have advised many of them to buy a house in an area that is conducive to high rent demand and perhaps with a layout that facilitates having renters who will help pay the mortgage. I knew an attorney couple years ago who did just that.

Many of them are sharing houses and that is another good way to save money.

We are not sacrificing enough, as our Greatest Generation did, to get started or managing our spending habits.

Just examine what is thriving in the economy. Restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, tattoo parlors, etc. None of which are essential for survival or condusive to saving and prospering.

We are not prepared for marriage and having kids and we are not being educated about the costs or responsibilities.

Too many people are having kids too soon without having the necessary funds or skills.

What more important skill to be educated about?

Our understanding of survival skills, cost versus benefit and common sense must increase, not attendance at college, restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, tattoo parlors, etc.

Wells

 

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Independence Day July 4, 2017, Declare independence from lies misinformation herd mentality, Ask questions seek truth, Colleges preparing kids for economy that no longer exists, Continue to scam parents and students

Independence Day July 4, 2017, Declare independence from lies misinformation herd mentality, Ask questions seek truth, Colleges preparing kids for economy that no longer exists, Continue to scam parents and students

” “Four-Letter Words, the Keys to Success: Home Work, Hard Work, Team Work, Good Luck, Good Lord, and a Good Idea.” Out of money in 1939, he dropped out of college and returned home to work in his brother Glenn’s store in Kannapolis, and later worked for Cannon Mills as an auditor. He volunteered for the army after the attack on Pearl Harbor, serving in North Africa and Italy from 1942 to 1945. Upon his return from the war, Mr. Ketner did everything possible to stay out of the grocery business, working nine jobs he didn’t like before ultimately returning to work for Glenn. When Glenn sold his chain of 25 stores to Winn-Dixie in 1956, Ralph and brother Brown worked briefly for that chain before starting Food Town with former co-worker, Wilson Smith, in 1957.”…Ralph Ketner, founder of Food Lion obituary

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

I suppose I am as qualified to write this as anyone.

I have been vocal and active in trying to reveal the truth at Citizen Wells since early 2008.

I attended college, taught college, spent most of my life in the real world of business and in recent years mingled with many students, faculty and learned folk.

I am not anti education, real education, and certainly many colleges and courses serve a valuable and necessary function.

However, the notion that a four year degree is essential and that a college education is a guaranteed meal ticket is a myth or if you prefer, a conspiracy theory.

And of course as all of you who are not low information voters know, most modern colleges are brain washing factories and proponents of left leaning ideologies.

Colleges have been self serving entities from the start when itinerant scholars around a thousand years ago began tutoring those of money and title. This morphed into colleges.

The paradigm of mass college attendance only worked for a short while after World War II and was enabled by the GI Bill and a vibrant economy.

We need a vibrant economy.

From Zero Hedge July 3, 2017.

“Colleges Are Preparing Kids For An Economy That No Longer Exists” As They Continue To Scam Parents And Students”

“Is there really anything that takes 4 to 8 years to learn or become an expert in?

Seriously, what a waste of time. Even Ham, the first ape that went into space, only trained for 2 years.

Colleges have convinced nearly everyone that you need a degree to be an effective employee or higher-income adult, but this is just not true.

I can tell you as an employer that I’ve never asked a single person what their grades were and I’ve never asked to see a degree.

The ugly truth is the ones with college degrees usually end up writing SEO articles for $15 an hour and the skilled workers who’ve been writing code as a hobby or editing videos for years on a MAC end up as managers making $75+ per hour.

Young people today who sign up for college are committing to 3 things.

1. Debt: It’s pure insanity that you’re required to pay for information that is freely available to all.

Think about it: a Google search, a 6-week or 6-month course, on the job training… All of these beat the price of college tuition.

Why anyone would borrow money for a college degree makes no sense. Unless the government has screwed your industry with a mandatory college degree in order to get some sort of license, like to practice medicine or law, what exactly is it that you need to pay the college for?

2. Four unproductive years: Ouch! One of the biggest negative effects is that you’re detouring a life for 4 full years or more.

It’s totally unnecessary at this point. When I was 18 years old, I made $55,000 while my peers sat in a classroom learning things that were forgotten before they even left the campus that day.

By the time I was 22 years old, instead of having a degree, I had made $260,000 working at a job for the past four years, I owned two businesses that cash-flowed, and I had over 10 rental properties, not including about $400,000 I had made from flipping homes as a side gig.

3. A workforce that isn’t there: Let’s be honest, colleges are preparing our young people for an economy that no longer exists!”

Read more:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-03/colleges-are-preparing-kids-economy-no-longer-exists-they-continue-scam-parents-and-

 

 

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