Fake News? Liberal’s Elementary School Curriculum

Teaching Kids News… is the Newest Big Money Agenda.  Given our era of fake stories and biased stories and inaccurate stories, and un-researched stories, it would appear that the Liberals are not content to manipulate our Big People media, and have begun a mind manipulation of public schools – beginning as young as age 3.

The concept is that media focus should be cued to reputable, approved sites that have been culled to frame one particular point of view. Theirs. The claim is that they are providing an unbiased vision into the current event news stories and rewriting the content to fit the dumbing down to different levels of understanding based on age.

So, I thought I’d take a look at the curriculum content provided by one such site that offers it’s news tabloids to school curriculums: “Teaching Kids News”. While their claim is that they believe in choice and truth, they also seem to want to censor alternative news sites stating they are most likely to convey fake and false news, while the top tier are the most valued; Washington Post, New York Times…etc.

A story they published concerning newly appointed NSA Michael Flynn, was ripe with innuendo, bias, propaganda, manipulation, and was nearing if not on target to making false and misleading statements, aka lies.  Partial points of one story include the following (although the entire story read like a Hillarygate email):

“When one of Donald Trump’s advisors (National Security Advisor Michael Flynn) was asked if he had talked to the Russian government before the U.S. election, he said no. But that was a lie. He had to resign (quit his job) because of his lie.”

“But in this presser, Trump seemed more interested in complaining about the media and bragging about his own accomplishments. For more than a year, Trump has been saying that certain media tell lies. The news organizations he doesn’t like are usually the ones that are not saying good things about him.”

This story was geared for sixth graders.  At the end of the story, they state that they are ‘biased’ but that other reporters don’t admit to that and so they are bad and they, TKN, are ‘good’…WHAT???

The entire point of their supposed program is to provide Truth, not bias garbage! The most important lesson is lost – teaching a child how to make their own informed opinions. Instead, this one woman show, Joyce Grant, is simply a fake/false/biased news feed.

Common Sense Media is another organization heralding their version/vision of what media and news children should be made aware of given the bias of the editor. With a whopping $25 million annual budget, a former Board Member by the name of Chelsea Clinton, and a CEO, James Steyer, who was a partner with Hillary Clinton on the Too Small To Fall initiative, their Board of Directors are a Who’s-Who of Democrats with affiliation or allegiance to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Hmmm.

Their grants include two very small amounts to a school in Omaha, and one in Denver. Otherwise, their entire expense budget of $16.1 million covered salaries, rent, and travel. Their Balance Sheet reflects nearly 100% in cash or equivalents hording to the tune of $20 million.  Sound familiar?

They attest to ‘the best books’, ‘the best news sources’, ‘the best movies’, ‘the best TV, websites, best blah, etc…’   For example, for teens, the best news is Huffington Post Teens (Full disclosure, Huffington Post is one of the funders). And ‘the best for character development’ included 99% television movies and other movies, only a spattering of books.

Having been hailed by Chief Obama as the best source of media censorship available for children, the company is funded by NBC, Comcast, DirectTV, Time Warner, Nickelodian, Google, Best Buy, AT&T and NCM. What do all these company’s have in common?   1.   They all supported Hillary Clinton. 2.   And they all will likely profit significantly as their television, web search, and movie channels will be pivotally promoted!

In essence, what we have in our public education system is classes beginning as young as 3 years old in which the news, the media, and information is completely controlled by Democrats, Hillarygates, and Liberal propaganda dictating to and molding the very core belief system of our children, all the while promoting the very same companies profit margins. As in – CHA-CHING.

Quite a YAK!

FYI  – The Bible got 3 stars.

Middlebury Riots – a generation of daycare children?

Watching the latest Middlebury riots, the level of violence in our youth seems to have reached levels of entitlement without consequence. And this unruly behavior is rooted – at home – with parents. It is the parental responsibility to teach values and ethics to their children beginning in the home – so that they understand it is not tolerated, not permitted, and will have consequences. Unfortunately, it would seem that consequences in the home – in the schools – and now in the universities is non-existent.

Why?

Perhaps the correlation is that more and more our kids are not raised by parents, instead they are raised by institutions, as in DayCares. Not unlike the State raising children without moral boundaries, love, discipline, or virtue.

According to The National Center for Education Statistics, just 13% of children in the US get home-based relative care. This doesn’t mean a parent, it simply defers to ‘any relative’.

Twenty five years ago when daycares shifted from the helping hand to the prime parent, psychologists insisted there would be no ramifications. Instead they sought to encourage this altered state of the Family. They promoted daycares as a good, healthy, social environment. And they derided the home based mother as repugnant for holding their child back from an opportunity!

It’s much like Dr. Spock who decried that actually embracing or kissing your child could lead them into becoming a clingy cry=baby ninny. Or when our esteemed government told mother’s that formula was far superior to breast milk – and an entire generation was raised without antibodies to fight diseases.

We are now forced to live the consequence of this very stupid psychological mumbojumbo MESS.

New studies show that:

1) Children who attend daycare centers tend to exhibit more behavioral problems

2) Age of entry and quantity of time spent in daycare are directly correlated responses to the problem behavior

3) Children who spend more time in daycare more likely to exhinit negative behavior

4) Children in daycare during infancy linked to lower cognitive scores.

5) Extensive daycare experience associated with insecure attachment to mothers.

6) Parents who put their children in daycare are less likely to discipline and provide parental guidance to their children

7) Daycare children were more likely to have academic school problems, health problems as well as advanced behavioral problems.

OOPS! I guess all those expert psychologists from 25 years ago were all dead WRONG.

Further studies have shown that there is also greater inability to engage in a relationship. The new generation doesn’t want kids. They don’t want a family. Their entire world is conceived of self.   Another fabulous concept ingrained by the psychology kingdom. Self books, self need, self desire, pay attention to self, self is everything – until those selves become infatuated with nothing else.  It is an addiction – self absorption.

Daycare was not created to replace mom and dad, it was created to assist single mothers who needed to get off welfare and train in some employment capacity. But the media led us to believe that if the wealthy could have nannies, daycare was the middle class nanny so that moms could tend to ‘self’.

Growing up in a daycare is really not much different than growing up in an orphanage. Twelve hours each day under state rule, only to be taken home by a weary, exhausted mom who just wants to put their child to bed.  I remember when I had my daycare center and moms petitioned for me to have weekend overnights at the center for their children so they could go to bars, and parties and such…   I didn’t.

So if you want to know why these ‘children’ are now rioting at Berkeley, Ferguson, Middlebury, etc…, they have no discipline structure – and the Universities are so afraid they might lose money over disciplinary action, they fall further into an existential trap.

Odd Segway: Remember how the entitlers strove to shut down Ivanka Trump’s clothing line causing many department stores to pull her line? The retailers acted out of fear and succumbed to the bully tactics. But the result has been that her line is doing famously! And in the end, the retailers have lost sales , lost income, and lost respect as the majority spoke.

Imagine what support a university might find if the conservatives discovered that the school actually had values and consequences, and bullying, violent, bratty children – were no longer tolerated?

US Failing Education System – nowhere to go but up?

The vigil against DeVos as Education Secretary is riddled in hypocrisy with claims that she will support charter schools and homeschool education leaving public schools in the lynch… The protesters response? They are going to yank their children from public school and homeschool… WHAT?

How is that considered a threat?  In other words, these protesters will act in fear on something they think she might do without realizing the charter school/private school agenda was actually heightened during Obama’s tenure…

Let’s Take A Look:

  1. John King, Jr., appointed by Obama in 2016, went to a an exclusive prep boarding school after his parents died. Cost? Roughly $50,000 per year. He was expelled in his junior year for rebellious behavior and the inability to abide by the rules. He then moved in with his uncle who lived in the exclusive Cherry Hills Township of New Jersey and went to Harvard… I guess they like rebellious guys.

He worked at a ‘charter school’ for 3 years before co-founding Roxbury Prepatory Charter School. He is tagged as having instituted the ‘rules’ including ‘no talking in hallways’.  really?

In 2011 King was named Commissioner of Education for New York. He served for one year under Obama.

  1. Ame Duncan, appointed in 2009 by Obama, was the controversial advocate that pushed through Common Core during Obama’s tenure.

After one of Chicago’s worst performing public elementary schools failed, Duncan and an investment banker friend reopened it as a charter school, for profit. Later, his tenure as CEO of Chicago’s public schools under Mayor Daly was mired in controversy for the number of public school closures during his tenure and their conversion to charter school status. His tenure was described as ‘militarization’.

During his tenure as Secretary of Education under Obama, he emphasized more money for ‘charter schools’.

His own children currently attend private schools.

Of course, Obama’s children both attended exclusive private schools as well, so the fact that the Liberal’s feel DeVos is out of touch is a bit humorous given she is no different than Obama and his own Education Secretary’s.

Today protesters in DC have attempted to block DeVos from entering into Jefferson Academy, a struggling public school whose current Principal came from a “charter school” background. Why did they hire her? Because her tenure gave her a better understanding of how to lift students who are failing.

Throughout Obama’s presidency, the US education performance ranking continued to slip in math, science and English scores against the world’s developed countries. Statistics point to China and India as the leading nations for education. Overall, the US ranks 17th out of 40 countries for educational performance.  Not something to brag about…

According to a PISA test that ranks performance, the US remains unchanged in math and reading ranking at the proverbial bottom of the barrel.

Are charter schools the answer?   I don’t know. What we all know is that the education system is failing. That $14,000 per year in taxes isn’t funding education, it’s funding pensions. And that making schools competitive thru a voucher system only serves to benefit the students – instead of the teachers.

So while the protestors are screaming about how DeVos is going to destroy the US education system and ramp up charter schools, they have once again ignored the facts that a) BOTH of Obama’s Secretary’s were very aggressive with promoting charter schools, and b)   The US education performance has stalled at the bottom…   c)  and none of that occurred as a result of DeVos.

While the concept is that when you are at the bottom you have nowhere to go but up, we have apparently defied that axiom.  

Fascism – Silence of the Lambs

No one in the US seems to see the irony of the notion that a die-hard Socialist is running for President against a Progressive Socialist in the Democratic party while we continue to overthrow governments around the world in order to institute a capitalist society free of the tyranny of socialist/communist/dictatorship rule.

We ignore the fact that our own system is replete with corruption and fraud and stand on a soapbox demanding that other countries follow our example… And if they don’t, well, they risk being destroyed.

We watch the degrading university systems in our US where students are allowed tyrannical rule and yet we fail to consider – who taught them…?  Silence of the Lambs.

We listen to the rhetoric of liberal fanatics demanding free speech while they sue anyone who disagrees with their version of that free speech. And in a more recent instance, actually barricaded an auditorium from a conservative speaker and his followers, created chaos, trashed the hallways, attacked other students, and made a mockery of the freedom they exalted.  All without any repercussion or consequence whatsoever.  It is “freedom for me but not you!” that is reigning terror across the US. And it isn’t the ‘whites’, or the ‘entitled white males’, or the ‘Christians’, it is the Liberals – as in – capital L.

A generation completely gone astray. What happened?

When asked what Socialism is or what it stands for, most of our youth don’t even recognize the names Karl Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Jaruzelski (Poland), or the host of communist leaders in Serbia, there is a lengthy list. But, instead of educating our college students about these atrocities, we educate them on the grandeurs of Islam and Socialism. We glorify Socialism as evidenced by the northern European countries of Sweden, Denmark, and The Netherlands.

Even more disturbing, as a result of the media drooling over the recent tweet by Trump that was supposedly aligned with Mussolini and fascism, I decided to do some henpecking research and found some interesting comparisons:

  1. Fascist education was the indoctrination of the youth into a singular belief and ideology. The idea was that the youth would once indoctrinated would be the most valuable assets of the government. Their reading was restricted and censored to advocate for the Fascist system keeping all other forms of government squelched from the mental sponges of the young and vulnerable.

    This would align with our current common core, our universities spewing out children who defend Socialism but have no idea what it means.

  2. Propaganda. The media was controlled and all information supported one ideology, one rule, one greatness within an illusion of Truth.

    This would align with our current mainstream media propagating a continuous venue of lies and disinformation.

  1. The political and economic ‘elite class’ were pampered, above the law, and given gifts and national resources in order to secure their continued support. The rich got vastly richer.

    This is fairly obvious.

  2. The Pope and the Catholic Church were integral in Mussolini’s rise. Although Mussolini was an atheist, his mother was a devout Catholic as was most of Italy. The Pope endorsed Mussolini as a strong leader able to defend Italy from the anarchists, the socialists and the communists. Vatican City was granted it’s statehood by Mussolini and thus a fortified bond was formed.

  3. The mainstay for fascism was control. Not of the corporations which were allowed freedom, or the elite, who were demurely pampered, but control was an absolute in being able to corral the People.

  4. Give the military discretionary power to invade and conquer and invoke regime change because colonizing to create the One World Order, is paramount. For Mussolini, it was the revival of the Roman Empire.

So while the media is busy deriding Trump for a quote they claim was from the Fascist dictator, Mussolini, despite the fact that he lifted it from Sister Elizabeth Kenny, the same media fails to recognize we are a Fascist state already. We just don’t know it. Because the media tells us so…

And that is how and why our university student youth have come to be –

The Silence of The Lambs

University Fascism – The Rise of A New Holocaust

What has happened to our universities? What has happened to the ideals that used to define youth? What has happened to our Constitution? Who are these kids? Are they really plants? Actors? As in the plants that candidates routinely use to create a fake audience for press conferences, etc…?   Are these voices of demand truly real? Or are they toys, puppeteers?

To listen to some of the rants and demands of these college students we feel more and more like we are watching some form of British humor from afar. It’s a joke right? But it isn’t. What we are seeing is the epitome of entitlement. It is the notion that they are right and everyone else is therefore – wrong. It is the belief in an ego that is vaporizing every aspect of democratic thinking. Our universities seem to be turning fascist.

Too strong a word? Well, pull your head out of the sand and take note.

Fascism rose during WWI. Fascism is born of an authoritarianism view, a dictatorship in which the masses must subjugate to a select few. The ideal is bred from feelings of victimhood which can elevate a person to view vengeance as their sole means of escape. Violence is condoned. And freedom is quashed. It is considered neither left wing or right wing politically, but attempts to take a stand that is invincibly unique. George Orwell defined a fascist as a ‘bully’.

Who are the bullies? Where and why have they risen?

The Association for Psychological Science states that bullies are more likely to fall behind academically, have a higher rate of job termination, are more likely to abuse drugs and to commit crimes. Bullies are bred. They are the result of parenting abuse and they want to hurt others more than they feel they were hurt. Lashing out at the perceived weak, a bully has a pathological high when defeating someone else.

Hitler was a fascist and a bully. His father was brutal, cold and was said to beat his children. Hitler hated his father and vowed to do and be whatever would cause him rile. And so it was that a fascist was created.

Today, we have so catered to the notion of victimhood in our black community that we have helped raise a new generation of fascists – believing so intently in their stance that they demand governance from the few rather than the many. Colleges are the latest victim, and their stance, their power wield is to cave. Emboldening the behavior and allowing it to dictate.

And for whatever reason, faculty and administration officials seem to think that the answer to the bullying is to bow to the demands. Student demands have become so artificial, so off the charts, that most people are awed. I imagine the prostration is based on money. I imagine officials are concerned that the school image will be targeted if they don’t defer, alumni will pull purse strings, and that the ability to stay afloat will be undermined.

In the case of Mizzou, the football coach had a lot of incentive to join the frazzle – $3.1million worth, which is his reported annual salary. The Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon, a Democrat, praised the students for ridding the university of its president and chancellor… And praised Mizzou for placing a black lawyer as interim president. What message is he promoting? Least we forget, this is the same governor who ordered the National Guard to ‘stand down’ during the Ferguson riots in which numerous businesses were burned to the ground. And while it seems rather common knowledge that George Soros was backing the Ferguson riots, it would appear that Governor Nixon’s stand down demand came from the source himself.   Which would indicate that Soros might have his hand muddied in the Mizzou Misery Mess!

And Hitler comes to mind as his thrust was to indoctrinate the youth, divide them in their identity, tell them they are being unjustly victimized, and create a Holocaust. Unfortunately, I imagine that few Mizzou faculty or students have studied much on the fascist regime, and follow blindly, as did the German youth. It is estimated that 7.35 million Germans died as a consequence of Hitler’s ideologies. Another near 8 million German/Austrians were wounded.

Creating a new holocaust, Soros evil continues to reign as puppets continue to dance.

Mizzou Misery – A Tall Tale of Bullying Proportions

Is Missouri University racist? The media claim that their diversity of Black students is far below standards at 7%. Really? Let’s take a look.

Stanford is 3.7%, Harvard is 7%, Princeton claims 8.7%, Georgia Tech – 7%, Columbia University 5.5%, Duke University 10.9%, Texas A&M 2.8%, Loyola 3.8%, University of Denver 2.9%, University of Virginia 6.5%…

According to the Department of Education, about 39% of blacks enter college. Given the black population in the US represents about 12.3% of the total population, that would indicate that 4.8% of college enrollment would defer to the black population. Which means that many of these universities are over the quota, including Missouri.

So what is really going on?

Bullying. 18.5% of college students report being bullied, 22% report cyber bullying. Traditionally, college faculty are told to NOT interfere in bullying, as it is considered a right of passage and teaches a student how to deal with real world social adversity. According to the US Department of Education, given that both the victim and the perpetrator in bullying at the college level are adults, no crime is committed unless it involves a sexual nature. In a study done by Lynne McDougal on college bullying, she found that: “A majority of the bullying is reported as occurring in the same corridor or department, thus suggesting that students within the same groups, divisions or under the same faculty are responsible for the bullying of their peers.” This would indicate that a specific professor could be held accountable for allowing the purveyance to continue.

In the case of Mizzou, the claims were of a racial slur, a feces swastika, and the President allegedly bumping a protestor with his car after the group circled his vehicle and would not let him pass, and he failed to apologize.  The feces swastika can not be proven.  The bumping was alleged.  So we left with ‘a racial slur’ event.  As a result, two very prominent representatives of the university were forcibly resigned.  So who is the REAL BULLY?  And the hunger strike?  C’mon people, is that what an employee would do upon not receiving a raise from his boss? As in I’m going to go on a hunger strike until I get what I demand no matter who it costs and what it costs…  Where is the reality?

While bullying in the US is a very serious problem, it is not by any means simply ‘racial’. It crosses all lines; gender, sexuality, religious affiliation, race, ethnicity, gpa, appearance, hazing, nerd quotient, accent, height, weight, you name it and someone will find a reason.  I’ve been bullied, my kids were bullied, it is the nature of an ugly side to society.

What happened at Mizzou was not racial – this was bullying. Period.

According to Brian Van Brunt, President of the National Behavior Intervention Team Association, this is widespread and growing. Firing a school president and chancellor will NOT make any dent in the issue. The issue is in the fact that other students allow bullying, are privy to the bully, and do nothing. According to Van Brunt, bystander intervention is the best way to fight the problem. Where were all these protestors and faculty members when the bullying was going on at Mizzou? What prevention did they employ? What remediation did they attempt to implement? Were school counsellors involved? Were the bully’s ever identified?

Is it the job of a university president to intervene in bullying at colleges? Is it President Obama’s responsibility if a child is bullied on a public playground?  Is the governor of your state responsible for the crimes committed in the state?  Imagine the chaos that would ensue?  We’d have no governors, no presidents, no CEO’s, no senators…at all.

According to Van Brunt, after bystanders, ie, students, the second leader to take effective action is a school counsellor through the ladder to the Director of Counselling and Dean of Students, when and if it is necessary. Third would be faculty intervention.

According to Federal laws, there are specific applications of law that address harassment and bullying defining it as being “severe, pervasive or persistent”, and “creating a hostile environment that is sufficiently serious so that it interferes or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from activities, services or opportunities at school”.   Was that the case at Mizzou?  No.  However, it became the case at Mizzou when the student and faculty body made life miserable for the President and Chancellor.

A university operates under the guidance of a very specific hierarchy, beginning with the Board. The Board determines what the President may and may not do. This President was specifically hired in 2012 to cut costs, that was his focus. The Board also includes a student advocate whose responsibility it is to communicate to the Board grievances and issues within the student body. In fact, Missouri University does have a grievance policy that addresses discrimination and harassment issues, including who to report to and a time limit for the agency to respond.

But, according to various media outlets, procedure was not followed. In fact, Facebook was the form of grievance employed.  The students and faculty at Mizzou are now faced without a leader, without a Chancellor or President.  They have been taught that this is the way to get your way.  They have been taught that bullying works.  Whoa be to the future of ethics.

The lesson learned? The Mule and The Well: Face our problems and respond to them positively so that the outcome reflects what you would have others do to you. When we demand punishment of those that are truly our protectors, we risk becoming the future victim of our own hostility.

Colorado School Board Recall Vote – Risky Business!

The debate is ongoing over public schools, private schools, charter and home schools and it seems to mimic the presidential debates. How? Because the attempt is to demonize one over the other when all have values respective of their unique ways.

In Colorado the race is on to determine whether to recall a number of School Board members. Why? Because the board has adopted measures that parents and teachers don’t like – they have championed charter schools, they want the voucher system, they want performance based teacher pay, they want AP History to promote a more positive view of the US instead of the demonizing and polarizing attitude currently taught.

The view? That these measures will take schools back to the ‘dark ages’… Which dark ages, the one that has cost Colorado it’s national reputation as having good schools?

Six Colorado schools made the USA Today Gold list in ranking – Liberty Common Charter School in Fort Collins ranked 49 out of over 29,000 schools! Next on the list in Colorado was The Vanguard School, a Charter School in Colorado Springs which ranked 125th, and then Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafeyette came in as 131. In fact, of the top ten schools ranked in Colorado, 6 were Charter Schools!   The best public school ranking was D’Evelyn in Denver at a national rank of 164th.

There are approximately 180 Charter Schools in Colorado compared to about 1840 public schools, representing 10% of the total, yet representing 60% of the top ten performers.

Why fight the Truth? Why wouldn’t you want to replicate what works? If statistics reveal that something works then go for it! The education is for the children, not the teachers, not the unions, and not even for the parents.

If you are truly interested in the child’s education look at the schools that are succeeding. According to the USA Today ranking, of the top ten schools in the nation, 5 are in Texas and 3 are in Arizona! Maybe they know something. Maybe they have a model that could boost rankings across Colorado. What a waste of time to pander about money, when the problem isn’t money so much as ‘education’.

There is a shortage of teachers. Why? Because they can retire early and get a pension that the rest of us will never get. Because they are bored. Because the in-house politics are stifling. If their pay is performance based instead of time based, and their incentive is to retire as soon as possible, as in any competitive market they could stand to lose unless they pump up their desire to excel.

I remember going before a panel of teachers after I made a complaint – public school. The ‘panel’ had already decided that I was wrong because I was the parent. My son had asked the teacher if he could get his homework which he left in his locker. The teacher said no and gave him and F. Really? The panel of teachers all determined that if my son had been in the corporate world this is how they would have responded, so they were teaching him a ‘life lesson’. Really? He was 13. NONE of these teachers had ever worked in the corporate world – I had, and I can tell you that if an employee said he left his briefcase in the car and we were in the middle of a major meeting and needed those papers, I would not hesitate to say, ‘get the dang papers now’!

The point? I don’t think the value is understood in this debate. The value is not political, it is education, raising the bar, giving our children a chance to compete against Texas! Instead, the issue has become one of money. Pay. Methods of determining pay, incentive pay, who is paid more, and how do you measure performance. And maybe that is the true debate – how do adequately measure performance.

In the everyday work world, it involves time spent, attitude, motivation, creativity, as well as performance. To simplify merit pay as only being a by-product of exam performance is short sided, truly. But, the world standard, the corporate world, the lifestyle world that teachers want to prepare their students for, is based on ‘merit’. From an exam standpoint, testing each student at the beginning and end of the year could evaluate whether he/she progressed upward, downward or horizontally. A relatively simple computer model. This would eliminate the argument that merit would only be relative to higher level students – it would provide an actual accounting of their performance.

If you want to change the way in which merit is evaluated, that is a positive that I imagine School Board members would be receptive to. But if you simply want to argue and find yes men/women that will pat you on the back despite your performance, we will continue to see Colorado schools lag significantly in the national arena.

If you want to educate children, then look to the successes. And right now, there are six Charter School successes that bear scrutiny in Colorado.