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LAUSD Los Angeles Unified School District child mandated vaccination policy not based on science, If the vaccines worked they would not be concerned with spread, FAQ lies from their website

LAUSD Los Angeles Unified School District child mandated vaccination policy not based on science, If the vaccines worked they would not be concerned with spread, FAQ lies from their website

“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

“There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults. However, children should continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines.”…WHO

From the LAUSD Los Angeles Unified School District website.

“Student Vaccination Requirement

The science is clear – vaccinations are an essential part of protection against COVID-19. In order to reduce transmission and ensure students can remain on campus in the safest possible environment and receive the best education possible, Los Angeles Unified is now requiring all students who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination to be fully vaccinated by Monday, January 10, 2022, unless they have a qualified exemption. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded to the Daily Pass.

All students who are 12 years of age and older and are part of in-person extracurricular programs must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than October 3, 2021 and their second dose by no later than October 31, 2021. All students who are 12 years of age and older must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than November 21, 2021 and their second dose by no later than December 19, 2021. All other students must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than 30 days after their 12th birthday, and their second dose by no later than 8 weeks after their 12th birthday.

Students and families that have questions or concerns regarding the vaccine are encouraged to call our family hotline at 213-443-1300 and review our Frequently Asked Questions.

For the latest information on our vaccine clinics, or to make a vaccine appointment, please visit https://achieve.lausd.net/covidvaccineappt.

News release: Los Angeles Unified to Require All Students 12 and Older to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 by January 10, 2022″

https://achieve.lausd.net/covidvaccineappt

From the FAQ Frequently Asked Questions.

  • “Why should I vaccinate my child if cases are low and children aren’t severely impacted by COVID-19?

    Vaccinating students age 12 and over is an important part of creating the safest possible environment at schools, and protects the student’s family members.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that in May 2021 youth accounted for 22 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S., when in Spring 2020 youth cases were only around three percent. It is important to get young people vaccinated to prevent new cases from increasing, starting with our 12 to 18-year-olds.

  • Are the vaccines safe for youth?

    After clinical trials showed the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and highly effective in protection against severe illness, hospitalization and death in those aged 12 to 15, the FDA granted emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for this next eligible age group. This is the same vaccine that has already been safely administered to millions of California adults, including 30 percent of people aged 16 and 17.

  • What side effects are seen in adolescents?

    Side effects for young people are similar to those experienced by adults which could include a sore arm, fever, fatigue, chills, headache, and nausea. Some experience more symptoms than others while others have none.

    As with any other vaccine, medical experts state that mild symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity and it is important to remember that the vaccines have proven to be safe and effective for all of us.

    It is important for those who receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to return for their second dose in order to gain the full protection the vaccines have to offer.”

https://achieve.lausd.net/covidfaq

Children have a near zero statistical chance of dying from Covid19.

Vaccinating children to prevent the spread of Covid19 is an admission that the vaccines do not work. CDC director Walensky has admitted that the vaccines do not prevent getting or spreading Covid19.

The VAERS databases as well as news reports has confirmed deaths and serious injuries in under age 18 vaccinations.

There is only risk and no benefit in child vaccinations.

Protect the children!

Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele

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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.”

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

 

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Nazi Germany lives in BLM cancel and woke cultures and school indoctrinations, Statues toppled, Books banned, Children brainwashed, Modern Nazi brownshirts 

Nazi Germany lives in BLM cancel and woke cultures and school indoctrinations, Statues toppled, Books banned, Children brainwashed, Modern Nazi brownshirts

“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

“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”…Adolf Hitler

“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA – ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.”… Heinrich Himmler

 

Achtung!

As a student of history, the more time passes with events eerily similar to those of pre war Nazi Germany, the more concerning these events become.

Statues toppled

The pervasive theme: If you don’t like something or it offends you, destroy it regardless of historical significance or meaning to others. And do it in defiance of the law.

Just as in Nazi Germany, this has happened over recent years and continues.

Ban books or people.

President Trump and hoards of other people banned on Twitter and other social media because of opinions not disagreed with.

Books and articles banned.

Just yesterday some of the Dr. Seuss books were banned.

How absurd!

Schools

Nazi Germany

“Racial indoctrination in the classroom included teaching young children how to spot a Jew by describing the physical traits which Nazis believed were associated with inferior peoples. In some classrooms, where Jews were still present, a Jewish child would be brought to the front of the class as an example. The teacher would then use a pointer, highlighting certain facial characteristics.”

US

“Seattle Public Schools recently held a racially charged teacher-training session that convicted US schools of committing “spirit murder” against black kids and demanded that white teachers “bankrupt [their] privilege in acknowledgment of [their] thieved inheritance.”

According to whistleblower documents from the session that I’ve ­reviewed, the trainers began by claiming that teachers are colonizers of “the ancestral lands and traditional territories of the Puget Sound Coast Salish People.” Later: “The United States was built off the stolen labor of kidnapped and enslaved black people’s work.” The image of a black-power fist removed any lingering hope that the presentation might ­involve a modicum of nuance.”

https://nypost.com/2020/12/17/indoctrinating-an-entire-school-system-in-pc-racism/

FROM THE PROPAGANDA PROSECUTIONS AT NUREMBERG.

“B. The Components of Hitler’s Propaganda Machine
To poison German attitudes toward Jews, the Nazis built a tremendous propaganda machine. But what were its components? Hitler and
his henchmen persuaded German citizens to destroy the Jews in three
principal ways: (1) through pervasive hate rhetoric from leading members of the Nazi power hierarchy; (2) through coordinating all hate
speech activity via creation of the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda (Propaganda Ministry), helmed by Joseph Goebbels; and (3) through eliminating independent print media.”

“In this regard, as war clouds were gathering over Europe in 1939,
Hitler made his intentions clear before sending his minions across the
continent to engage in racial mass slaughter: “I will provide a propagandistic causus belli. Its credibility doesn’t matter. The victor will not
be asked whether he told the truth.””

“3. Snuffing Out Remaining Dissent: Elimination of the Free Press
To reinforce its iron grip over the public communications sphere,
the Third Reich had to remove any independent media outlets. Radio
had already been government-controlled by the time the Nazis came to
power.26 Thus, in practical terms, snuffing out any lingering dissent
meant eliminating what remained of the written media.”

“1. Dehumanizing the Jews
Having thoroughly monopolized the media, the regime began its
unbridled verbal assault against the Jews.”

“2. Fabricating False Threats
An equally effective rhetorical strategy consisted of characterizing
the Jews as foes pledged to Germany’s destruction. German Jews, in
particular, were vilified as internal enemies cunningly plotting the sabotage of the “Fatherland” within its own borders. One commentator observes that Germans “were influenced by years of Nazi propaganda that
consistently depicted Jews as Communists and fifth columnists, blamed
them for causing the war in order to destroy Germany, and demonized them as an evil race, an alien other beyond the pale of caring.”36 And
even as Jews across the continent were being herded into cattle cars for
murder in places such as Auschwitz, “the Nazi propaganda machine was
warning the German people of the demonic Jewish intention ‘to exterminate all Germans.’”37 The Third Reich’s existential warning that it
was kill or be killed, was unequivocal: “International law and international custom will be no protection against the Jewish will for total annihilation.””

https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1736&context=ilr

The playbook of the Democrat Party, fake news media, Twitter, et al.

Just as in Nazi Germany, the actions of radical elements such as BLM and Antifa are facilitated or ignored such as statue toppling or destruction of property.

https://citizenwells.com/2021/01/20/citizen-wells-bans-twitter-for-crimes-against-americans-and-humanity-not-unlike-nazi-germany-vilifying-trump-and-supporters-instead-of-jews/

 

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NC common core, Why North Carolina should get away from Common Core, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, Local control important, One size doesn’t fit all, Common core not vetted and tested and costly

NC common core, Why North Carolina should get away from Common Core, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, Local control important, One size doesn’t fit all, Common core not vetted and tested and costly

“…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.”…Margaret Thatcher

 
“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 

“We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

From the Greensboro News and Record April 13, 2014.

“Why North Carolina should get away from Common Core

By Dan Forest

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

Four years after Common Core was adopted by the State Board of Education, many students, parents and educators are getting their first glimpse of the implications of the new standards in the classroom. Yet after months of questions about the challenges of the standards from parents and educators, few answers have been revealed. Here is why we can to better than Common Core:

1. Local control of education is a bedrock of our nation. Parents, teachers and school boards should have ultimate control and authority over the education of their children. Common Core is a copyrighted set of standards, designed by two unaccountable national trade associations and pushed by the federal government through Race To The Top grants ($400 million in North Carolina) for states that adopted the standards. These standards cannot be changed or modified by state or local authorities. The argument is that we can add to them; however, the reality is that we cannot change anything written in them. Common Core is inflexible in meeting the demands of rapid change that is occurring around the world.

2. A One-Size-Fits-All set of standards for all of education in America is un-American. America is a nation of diversity and innovation. Each student is unique, and for the first time in the history of the world, through high-speed broadband technology and one-to-one devices in the hands of every student, we have the opportunity to customize curriculum and the education experience to each and every child. Our 50 states should be recognized for the innovation laboratories that they are, and they should be allowed to innovate in education, constantly improving standards and teaching methodologies in order to share their ideas with other states. A one-size-fits-all set of standards restricts that level of innovation.

3. Why would we settle for anything less than the best standards for North Carolina? Massachusetts had the best math standards in America, so why did we not start by adopting its standards for our students? Massachusetts educators improved their standards over decades, and they had been tried, tested, rewritten and aligned with working assessments. The Common Core standards still have not been tried, tested or rewritten for success four years after adoption in North Carolina. Why would we roll out Common Core to every school and every student in our state, all at once, without proper vetting and testing?

4. Common Core does not prepare our students for STEM education or careers.The promise of Common Core was that it was to be rigorous, internationally benchmarked, and it would prepare our students for college and career. Unfortunately, experts admit that rigor is difficult to define; the standards were never internationally benchmarked, and there is much debate as to Common Core college alignment. Experts have noted that the Common Core math sequence does not prepare our students for a rigorous STEM education in the university, nor does it prepare our students for STEM careers.
Why would the Chamber of Commerce, the conservative Fordham Institute, the Gates Foundation and others support Common Core despite its inability to prepare our students for STEM careers? Because there are significant financial interests for each. Experts have also noted that replacing classic literature with informational text, such as Consumer Reports, does not help our students develop better critical-thinking skills or reading skills.

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.

These are just a few reasons why Common Core should be replaced in North Carolina, not mentioning the high cost of implementation at a time when we need to increase teacher pay. Nor did I mention technology readiness for the standards, or even data collection of student information. It is time to replace Common Core with the best standards in the world — North Carolina standards.”

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Bill O’Reilly Obama college records, Typical lame O’Reilly question, Which governments helped Obama and how much?, Justice Dept. Attorneys help Obama hide college records, Taxpayers pay

Bill O’Reilly Obama college records, Typical lame O’Reilly question, Which governments helped Obama and how much?, Justice Dept. Attorneys help Obama hide college records, Taxpayers pay

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells

“Khalid Al-Mansour was “raising money” for Obama.”
“Khalid Al-Mansour was trying to help Obama get into Harvard Law School.”…Percy Sutton

“Barack Obama, show me the college loans.”…Citizen Wells

Bill O’Reilly, on Fox News, has asked lame questions about Obama for years and one could certainly make a strong point that he has protected Obama.

Recently O’Reilly once again lamely raised the spectre of Obama’s hidden college records.

“How much the system helped President Obama is unknown, as his college records have been kept private.

To be fair to the president, it would be helpful to know how much the government subsidized his climb to the top.”

College records kept private?

Obama used Robert Bauer of Perkins Coie and other private practice attorneys prior to January 2009 and a long list of US Justice Dept. attorneys, at taxpayer expense, afterwards, to keep his college and other records hidden from the public.

How much the government subsidized him?

Bill O’Reilly, how about which governments helped Obama and how much?

We know that Obama had a full scholarship to Occidental, which was not academic or athletic. This came after a self admitted poor performance in high school.

Who paid for Obama’s free ride at Occidental?

OccidentalSubpoenaBOattorney

 

How did Obama pay for Columbia, that is, if he actually attended?

From the St. Petersburg Evening Independent November 6, 1979.

“WILL ARABS BACK TIES TO BLACKS WITH CASH?

Vernon Jarrett

What about those rumored billions of dollars the oil rich Arab nations are
supposed to unload on American black leaders and minority institutions?
“It’s not just a rumor. Aid will come from some of the Arab states,”
predicted a black San Francisco lawyer who has close ties to officials of
the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

“The first indications of Arab help to American blacks may be announced in
December.” said Khalid Abdullah Tariq Al-Mansour, formerly known as Donald
Warden, of the Holmes and Warden law firm.

Al-Mansour is the lawyer who filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support
of OPEC last winter when the International Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers (IAM) filed an antitrust suit against the 13 OPEC
countries in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.”

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19791106&id=RcFaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GFkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6597

We know how Obama attended Harvard.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

ObamaBowsSaudiKing

Sequestration impact on Federal Education Programs, Automatic across the board reductions in discretionary programs, Obama stimulus and failed energy spending helped create huge deficit

Sequestration impact on Federal Education Programs, Automatic across the board reductions in discretionary programs, Obama stimulus and failed energy spending helped create huge deficit

“Why was Obama in constant contact with Tony Rezko in 2004 when Rezko was conspiring with William Cellini to use TRS, Teacher Retirement Fund, assets for political gain and personal enrichment?”…Citizen Wells

“What do you think a stimulus is? It’s spending – that’s the whole point! Seriously.”…Barack Obama

“…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.”…Margaret Thatcher

Much is being said about the impact of sequestration on federal education spending.

From the NEA.

“Impact of Sequestration on Federal Education Programs – State-by-State

Across-the-board cuts known as “sequestration” are scheduled to go into effect on March 1, 2013 unless Congress acts.  These cuts – nearly $3 billion for education alone —  would result in:

  • Services cut or eliminated for millions of students.
  • Funding for children living in poverty, special education, and Head Start slashed by billions.
  • Ballooning class sizes.
  • Elimination of after-school programs.
  • Decimation of programs for our most vulnerable—homeless students, English language learners, and high-poverty, struggling schools.
  • Slashing of financial aid for college students.
  • Loss of tens of thousands of education jobs—at early childhood, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels.

http://www.nea.org/home/52610.htm

Sequestration defined.

From Idea Money Watch.

Q. What is sequestration? (Pronounced se″kwes-tra´shun)
A. Sequestration is a fiscal policy procedure adopted by Congress to deal with the federal budget deficit. It first appeared in the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Act of 1985.

Simply put, sequestration is the cancellation of budgetary resources — an “automatic” form of spending cutback. (Learn more here.)
 Q. Why is sequestration important now?

A. The Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) established a 12 member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction  (or “super committee”)  charged with reducing the deficit by an additional $1.2 – $1.5 trillion over ten years. The BCA also included a sequestration hammer should the super committee fail, a provision intended to “force” the super committee to act.

Despite the threat of sequestration, the super committee failed. Announcing its inability to reach an agreement on November 21, 2011, the members of the bipartisan committee stated  that “after months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline.”

So, as established in the BCA, sequestration was triggered when the super committee failed to reach an agreement. Sequestration generates automatic cuts for each of nine years, FY 13-21, totaling $1.2 trillion. Sequestration was originally scheduled to take effect on Jan. 2, 2013. However, it was delayed for two months – until March 1, 2013, by the deal struck on New Year’s Eve, called the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

Now, without Congressional action to prevent sequestration, the first round of cuts will take place on March 1, 2013.

The 2013 cuts apply to “discretionary” spending and are divided between reductions to  defense ($500 billion) and non-defense ($700 billion). 

Q. What must occur in order to avoid sequestration?  


A.
 Sequestration can only be avoided if Congress passes legislation that undoes the legal requirement in the BCA and that President Obama will sign before March 1, 2013.

While advocacy efforts to prevent sequestration are beginning to spring up, the strongest efforts focus on preventing the deep cuts to defense spending.


Q. Can the Executive Branch reconfigure sequestration cuts?


A. 
No. The cuts are automatic, across-the-board reductions to all discretionary programs unless exempted by the BCA. (A list of exempt programs is available here
.) The Executive Branch will have no authority or ability to redistribute the cuts.

http://www.ideamoneywatch.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=72

$ 3 billion in education cuts because our spending is out of control.

How did that happen?

Here is part of the reason.

A $840 billion Obama stimulus program.

From The Foundry October 18, 2012.

“The 2009 stimulus set aside $80 billion to subsidize politically preferred energy projects. Since that time, 1,900 investigations have been opened to look into stimulus waste, fraud, and abuse (although not all are linked to the green-energy funds), and nearly 600 convictions have been made. Of that $80 billion in clean energy loans, grants, and tax credits, at least 10 percent has gone to companies that have since either gone bankrupt or are circling the drain.”

“So far, 34 companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy and other agencies. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher.

The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:

  1. Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
  2. SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
  3. Solyndra ($535 million)*
  4. Beacon Power ($43 million)*
  5. Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
  6. SunPower ($1.2 billion)
  7. First Solar ($1.46 billion)
  8. Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
  9. EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
  10. Amonix ($5.9 million)
  11. Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
  12. Abound Solar ($400 million)*
  13. A123 Systems ($279 million)*
  14. Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
  15. Johnson Controls ($299 million)
  16. Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
  17. ECOtality ($126.2 million)
  18. Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
  19. Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
  20. Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
  21. Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
  22. Range Fuels ($80 million)*
  23. Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
  24. Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
  25. Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
  26. GreenVolts ($500,000)
  27. Vestas ($50 million)
  28. LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
  29. Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
  30. Navistar ($39 million)
  31. Satcon ($3 million)*
  32. Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
  33. Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)

*Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.”

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/18/president-obamas-taxpayer-backed-green-energy-failures/

WE warned you.

Obama is doing to the US education system what he and his cronies did to Illinois.

From Citizen Wells March 29, 2012.

“Obama, Blagojevich and their cronies used the citizens of Illinois, Teachers Retirement System, hospitals and taxpayer dollars for their own benefit.”

“2003: “Of the five funds, the one in the sorriest shape is the Illinois Teacher Retirement System, which provides the pensions for suburban and downstate teachers. Its ratio of assets to liabilities stood at a mere 52 percent last year, so poor that it was considered among the five worst-funded plans in the country.”

“In 2002, the year after Obama made the pitch, the Illinois Teacher Retirement System reported an 18% increase in assets managed by minority-owned firms. Ariel’s share grew to $442 million by 2005.

In 2006, after the federal investigation became public, the teacher pension board severed its relationship with Ariel, concluding that Ariel’s investment returns were insufficient.”

“In addition to lining their own pockets, the money gained through the scheme was funneled to the campaigns of Blagojevich and Obama. Prosecutors have identified two $10,000 payments that were made to Obama’s US Senate campaign through straw donors Joseph Aramanda and Elie Maloof, which originated from a kickback paid by investment firm, Glencoe Capital, to secure approval for a $50 million deal.
Aramanda and Maloof also each gave Obama $1,000 for his failed run for Congress in 2000. Once Obama became a US Senator, Aramanda’s son was granted a coveted intern position in Obama’s Senate office in Washington during the summer of 2005, based on a request which the Obama’s camp has admitted came from Rezko.”

“Mr. Obama also recently pointed to his work on the Illinois pension issue as a model for what he would do as president to promote minority-owned companies.”

Read more:

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/tag/obama-doing-to-us-what-he-did-to-illinois/

Colorado Democrat legislators gun statements, Dumb and dumber, Ballpoint pens against shooter, Call boxes and safe zones protect against rape at colleges

Colorado Democrat legislators gun statements, Dumb and dumber, Ballpoint pens against shooter, Call boxes and safe zones protect against rape at colleges

“Weaker people, whether at school, at home or elsewhere are best protected from stronger people, with ill intent, by guns and proper security measures.”…Citizen Wells

“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA – ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.”…Heinrich Himmler

“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good”…George Washington

 

Colorado legislators.

Dumb and dumber reality stars.

From Michelle Morin February 19, 2013.

“CO Democrat Lawmaker – Protect Yourself From a Shooter with Ballpoint Pens”

“While justifying the coming obliteration of your Second Amendment right, Colorado State Senator Jesse Ulibarri (D) shared an empowering, proven idea on how you can defend yourself from a shooter, and you don’t even need a gun to do it. Instead, use a ballpoint pen.

Yes, he really said it:

“When Congressman Giffords was shot … people who were unarmed took that person down when he stopped to reload. And so there are other ways to address violence …. very valiant folks stood up to defend themselves and protect themselves, and they did it with ballpoint pens.” ~ Colorado State Senator Jesse Ulibarri (D)””

http://www.mom4freedom.com/tag/colorado-legislature/

From Breitbart February 19, 2013.

“A Colorado legislator stated Monday that women in college should not carry guns to protect themselves from sexual assault, because they may prematurely shoot harmless men they “feel” are dangerous.

During a debate on gun control in the Colorado legislature, a bill HB13-1226, was presented to eliminate legal concealed carry on college campuses by permit holders. Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) decided that women should be denied the right to carry their legal guns because even if they felt they were going to be raped, they had call boxes and safe zones to protect them. Salazar asserted:

There are some gender inequities on college campuses. This is true. And universities have been faced with that situation for a long time. It’s why we have call boxes, that’s why we have safe zones, that’s why we have the whistles because you just don’t know who you’re going to be shootin’ at.  And you don’t know if you feel like you’re going to be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around, or if you feel like you’re in trouble and when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop around at somebody.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/19/Colorado-Legislator-Going-To-Be-Raped-Use-A-Call-Box-Not-A-Gun

“You can’t fix stupid.”…Ron White

 

Schools need guns and better security, Sandy Hook fathers speak out, Gun laws not needed, Security existing law enforcement civility, Chicago gun laws failed

Schools need guns and better security, Sandy Hook fathers speak out, Gun laws not needed, Security existing law enforcement civility, Chicago gun laws failed

“Weaker people, whether at school, at home or elsewhere are best protected from stronger people, with ill intent, by guns and proper security measures.”…Citizen Wells

“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA – ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.”…Heinrich Himmler

“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good”…George Washington

Guns are not the problem, they are part of the solution.

The problem is a lack of prioritizing, in many cases by educators as well as society, who have failed in their duties to protect our children. Security has not been a high enough priority in our schools.

From Citizen Wells January 16, 2013.

“Gun control has never worked and never will work. It is the solution of dictators and those lacking reason and accountability.

We secure our businesses with armed guards and security cameras. Rational and responsible members of society protect their families with security systems and weapons. Why have we not protected our schools?

Focusing on gun control is a knee jerk reaction that does not work and does not address the real issues of protecting our children.”

“Elementary and Kindergarten aged children are the most vulnerable and should receive the most protection. Here are some common sense based remedies that will greatly improve the security for these children.

1. Monitor the areas outside the buildings. This would include monitored security cameras and some combination of walk arounds by staff and or security personnel.

2. Security alarms for illegal entry.

3. Buffered entry ways. i.e. double entry ways. The first door should set off the alarm and the second would slow down intrusion.

4. Stronger doorways.

5. Regular drills for emergency preparedness. We had those when I was in grade school.

6. As many armed school personnel as possible. “Good guys with guns to stop the bad guys with guns.” Each armed person should be psychologically evaluated.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/secure-schools-not-empower-criminals-gun-control-does-not-protect-children-sandy-hook-poorly-prepared-ct-strict-gun-laws-failed-keep-criminals-and-insane-away-from-buildings/

Two of the father’s of Sandy Hook children have spoken out . One lost his child. The other knows that he could have as well.

I have the utmost respect for these two fathers. They have spoken the truth.

From The Blaze January 28, 2013.

“THE PROBLEM IS NOT GUN LAWS”

“Mark Mattioli, whose six-year-old son James perished inside of the school, testified that a plethora of new gun laws isn’t the answer and that, instead, personal responsibility, accountability and civility are the best path forward. He made his comments as intense debate surrounding gun control and the causal factors behind the shooting continue to be at the forefront of public discussion.

The grieving father, who ended up receiving a standing ovation, said that he believes in “simple, few gun laws” and that there are already “more than enough on the books.” Mattioli contends that “the problem is not gun laws” and that these regulations simply need to be enforced.

“How do we expect to have any impact on a society and say, ‘We’re going to pass a law. Hey this is inexcusable. We can’t allow any more of this. Let’s pass a law that will change the course of the future’  when we don’t enforce the laws that we have on the books — the most important laws?”

Read more and watch his speech:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/28/the-problem-is-not-gun-laws-watch-the-emotional-speech-by-a-sandy-hook-victims-dad-that-got-a-standing-ovation/

From Freedom Outpost February 3, 2012.

“Sandy Hook Student’s Father: You’ll Have To Take My Gun From My Cold Dead Hands!”

“A father of a Sandy Hook Elementary School student testified on January 28, 2013 in a Working Group Public Hearing at the Connecticut State Capitol on gun violence prevention. While Bill Stevens’ fifth grade daughter was not harmed in the incident, she was a part of the children that were in “lock down” during the shooting and following it. However, Mr. Stevens said that his daughter’s friend’s little sister was once of the children that was murdered, “when 911 and ‘lock down’ were not enough to protect her from an evil person, not protect her from an ‘assault rifle’ or some type of an inanimate object, but from an evil person.”

In speaking to those listening, Stevens said that the security at the school was “quite different from the elaborate security you all enjoy here at the Capitol.””

“He also pointed out that gun ownership is a right and should not make gun owners suspect simply because of the numbers or kinds of guns they own or even how much ammunition they have.

“My guns are not dangerous,” Stevens said. “They are at home, locked up, collecting dust and cat hair.”

“But criminals and tyrants,” he continued, “tyrants especially, beware, ‘lock down’ is not an option at the Stevens’ residence and 911 will be dialed after the security of my home has been established!”

Stevens asked, “Why is that same security that my daughter enjoys at home with her dad not available at school in Newtown? That is what you should be considering, not making her dad a criminal.”

“Charleton Heston mad the phrase, ‘From my cold dead hands’ famous,” Stevens thundered. “And I will tell you here today, you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold dead hands!””

Read more and watch his speech:

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/02/sandy-hook-students-father-youll-have-to-take-my-gun-from-my-cold-dead-hands/