Senator Cruz’s EDUCATION Bill S 306 expands Common Core to private, religious, and homeschools. Ted’s promise to do away with Common Core is a LIE!
We already know about Common Core and the terrible impact it is making on America. It has been said that this generation of students will not surpass their parents in wealth and stability. “In this country, the expectation is that every generation does better than the previous generation,” said Caroline Ratcliffe, an author of the Urban Institute study. “This is no longer the case. This generation might have less.” The authors said the situation facing young Americans might be unprecedented. (Source: http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/412766-Lost-Generations-Wealth-Building-among-Young-Americans.PDF )
What will be the future of the next generation and how does education fit into this perception of our American youth?
Ted Cruz is NOT the person who will protect our children, our teachers, and our schools from Common Core. HE HAS LIED ABOUT ABOLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF ED. HE HAS LIED ABOUT DOING AWAY WITH COMMON CORE.
Ted Cruz claims he will do away with Common Core. But he supports an amendment to the federal education legislation, ESSA, which forces Common Core on ALL private, religious and homeschools. Understanding the background of Common Core gives you the documentation needed to prove Senator Ted Cruz is a complete globalist and how his agenda will tear the Republic apart. (See my two previous articles “Senator Cruz Kills the American Dream,” https://freedomoutpost.com/2016/01/ted-cruzs-federal-education-choice-kills-the-america-dream/ , and also see: http://www.newswithviews.com/Hoge/anita124.htm )
Is Donald Trump the only candidate who can erase the damage of Common Core instituted by establishment Republicans and Democrats? Yes! Here is why…
The Facts about SENATOR TED CRUZ and COMMON CORE FOR ALL
Senator Ted Cruz did NOT VOTE in December for the final passage of the federal education bill ESSA, The Every Student Succeeds Act. He could have voted no, but he didn’t vote when this piece of federal legislation solidified Common Core in every state. This contradicts that he wants to get rid of Common Core — because in the end he did nothing to prevent it from happening.
I also did not hear Senator Cruz debate the parts in the legislation that removed states’ rights. As a “Constitutional” Attorney Senator Cruz did not say ONE WORD about the loss of 10th Amendment State Sovereignty Rights. The ESSA law removes and dissolves legislative states rights through this federal education legislation. The legislation requires that when a state puts the ESSA federal legislation into their budget, state legislatures must completely abide by the federal Common Core mandates. This creates a constitutional crisis. Senator Cruz did NOT mention this vital section in the bill. Not once.
Senator Cruz’s proposed S 306 which he sponsored with Senator Mike Lee (UT-R), forces Common Core onto ALL private and religious schools through federal CHOICE. Senator Cruz’s proposed bill is an amendment to ESSA. Cruz’s S 306 uses federal money (TITLE I PORTABILITY) and attaches this federal money to the student which “follows the child” into any private or religious school. The vehicle for this money to travel to another school is an education savings account, ESA. These children are Title I federal identified children, and their federal money and your local tax money is combined in a voucher which has Common Core and Common Core interventions branded all over the funding. Private and religious schools will only be government schools when they are forced to accept this voucher that identified this Common Core federal child. The Civil Rights issue that Senator Cruz explains on his website is actually the lawsuits that will be filed against private and religious schools to be forced to succumb to the federal Common Core mandates and accept this Title I federal child. Private schools and religious schools beware. Cruz’s CHOICE is a trap!
To make matters worse, Senator CRUZ’s S 306, redefines homeschool as a private school, thus snaring homeschoolers into Common Core. They will open an ESA to put their Title I portability federal money in this financial vehicle, just like the public, private, and religious schools. Senator Cruz is no friend to homeschools with federal “CHOICE”. Homeschoolers, beware!
So, Senator Cruz who says he will do away with Common Core, actually puts COMMON CORE in place for ALL CHILDREN IN EVERY SCHOOL with federal Title I money. This is the same plan as Obama’s Equity plan. Senator Ted Cruz manipulates parents’ consciences by telling them they can escape Common Core by using federal so-called “CHOICE” funds. This is the CHOICE TRAP where he actually takes a parent’s true freedom of CHOICE away. Senator Cruz has said a lot of things he will supposedly do. But doing away with Common Core is NOT going to happen with Sen. Ted Cruz’s S 306.
Senator Cruz has also said he will abolish the U.S. Department of Education. In reality, abolishing the U.S. Department of Education will make absolutely NO DIFFERENCE IN COMMON CORE. Why? Because the federal legislation, ESSA, is forcing Common Core on every child, every school, every teacher, and every principal in the United States, not the U.S. Department of Education.
Under the ESSA the state departments of education — not the elected representatives in your state’s legislature — have been given the power to implement Common Core in the federal legislation ESSA. This is the power that was originally given to the state departments of education in every state when implementing the Flexibility Waivers under the Obama/Duncan plan. (Remember the state sovereignty section of ESSA THAT REMOVES STATES RIGHTS.) State legislatures have been stripped of power, which means that citizens have no recourse through representative government. Worse, it means that your locally elected school boards have no local control. The state legislatures have been neutered into non-action. Locally elected boards have their hands tied, plus they will have to divvy out local tax money to children going to private and religious schools. So Sen. Ted Cruz idealized a plan that will actually break the bank of the local neighborhood school. Traditional public schools will eventually be forced to close, with the exodus of students selecting other schools. Take note: this is not true freedom of choice. Charter, private, religious, and homeschools will be forced to teach Common Core. There is no escape!
Also note: The U.S Department of Education will be taking a backseat to Health and Human Services, HHS. This is because HHS will have more power over schools under health and mental health through Obamacare. Promise Neighborhoods, initially funded by ObamaCare, are funded to turn your neighborhood school into school-based clinics. Federal health and mental health goals for your children coincide with Common Core subjective/non-academic standards. Essentially, schools become part of a “medical model.”
Background Documentation: Why is Common Core Bad for America?
The Republican Senate and the Republican House of Representatives sold out parents and teachers and gave President Obama his wish this past December when Congress nationalized Common Core across this great country by passing the Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA. This bill nationalized schoolchildren’s curriculum, putting it under federal control, thus further continuing the dumbing down process of our children. Common Core has been accepted by 45+ states and the other 5 states have aligned their standards to Common Core tests, which means all 50 states are implementing Common Core.
ESSA is now the law of the land. Shockingly, no one debated the real issues. Scandalously, no one knew what was in the bill because Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI), rammed the legislation through without debate. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) did the same in the Senate. We now have a monster bill, just as big as ObamaCare, with regulations that are being written as we speak. The establishment Republicans have BETRAYED America. And so, the terrible trend continues, “We have to pass a bill to see what’s it in,” a quote from the establishment Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
There are many illegal and strangling mandates for local public schools, their teachers, and our children with the heavy yoke of Common Core around their necks. States first grabbed Recovery dollars in exchange for Standards. This was Obama’s baby to nationalize education. Common Core standards were benchmarked and researched by ACT, American College Testing. The format for these standards were developed by the Department of Labor in the SCANS REPORT, Secretaries Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills in 1992. ACT benchmarked Common Core which were then copyrighted, not by the federal government, but by the National Governors Association and each state secretary of education officers’ club, called the Chief State School Officers, CCSSO.
States took the plunge to get the money and signed a contract (memorandum) saying they will use Common Core and not change 85% of the standards. When you hear of Governors doing away with Common Core, don’t believe it. They merely changed the name or changed the 15% allowable under the contract… not the standards.
The Common Core process was stoked again with the illegal Obama/Duncan ESEA Flexibility Waivers which waived No Child Left Behind federal law and began the full court Common Core process. Punishment became the flavor of the day. Over-testing was thrust down the throats of our kids. Common Core evaluations punished the students, punished the teachers, punished the schools, and punished the principals when students could not attain Common Core standards. Traditional teachers were fired. The Common Core motto is… wrestle away local control, force the teachers to teach Common Core, and evaluate the kids, not on their potential, but on how they will meet federal Common Core dumbed-down standards.
State departments of education identified hundreds of schools for state takeover and called them turnaround schools, thereby forcing Common Core on each and every one. Governors were part of this takeover plan, including Kasich, Walker, Bush, Synder and Jindal. And then the Republicans in the House and Senate made the flexibility waivers law with ESSA which passed in December. In fact, former Governor Jeb Bush and Governor John Kasich are each called Mr. Common Core in their respective states of Florida and Ohio. Notably Governor Scott Walker totally supports Common Core and this is why he recently endorsed Ted Cruz for president.
Academics cannot be found anywhere. Math is taught by breaking apart easily calculated math questions into a nightmare of processes that do not make sense. (See examples.) Traditional subjects are limited to “functional literacy.” History has been revised to implicate the United States as wrong, ruthless, racist, and fumbling… not the shining light on the hill. Common Core Advanced Placement in US History even got the Second Amendment WRONG stating, “The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.” [Emphasis added] It is no wonder the future of our country is in serious trouble!
Common Core’s Push for Psychobabble.
There are many specific teaching techniques mandated by federal law with INTERVENTIONS carried out by IDEA, Special Education funding, which put our children in danger. These psychological and conditioning techniques named in the legislation force teachers to pose as therapists and implement mental health interventions on normal children. These techniques are normally applied to children who are physically or mentally handicapped, and they should not be implemented to every child in the classroom. But the mandated techniques that were validated for helping autistic children function in the world are being used on every child in the classroom. This is called Applied Behavior Analysis. This psychological technique goes by several alias names to make them palatable to parents: grit; positive behavior intervention and supports; response to interventions; multi-tiered system of supports; school-wide tiered system of supports; and early intervening services.
These deceptive names suggest harmless teaching. In fact, they are rigorous behavior changing techniques that can cause serious harm, trauma, depression, and anxiety in normal children. Yet they remain in the legislation and are carried out daily in the classrooms of America. Many parents question why their active children have become sullen, stressed, and depressed. Common Core is purposely administered to change the attitudes, values, and dispositions of our American children. So the unfortunate result on children is the induced stress caused by Common Core.
Many parents are oblivious to these techniques and have either signed compacts or agreed to have their children assessed for problems based on subjective and invasive assessments and observations. The government wants to be partners because they do not want parents to have the ultimate authority over their own children. Partnerships are defined as equal ownership. Assessment is defined as the valuation of property — your children’s worth to the economy.
“Parent Engagement” is a term used to con parents into agreeing with the school that their child is in trouble. Little do parents realize that “trouble” means your child is not meeting Common Core subjective behavioral requirements. Little do parents realize their child is being taught collectivist indoctrination via B.F. Skinner’s reward and punishment and conditioning techniques. This method is used to squelch any remaining individuality that your may child exhibit. It’s all about the group. Your children are in danger. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/01/us/testing-for-joy-and-grit-schools-nationwide-push-to-measure-students-emotional-skills.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=0 )
[NOTE: Wisconsin has been a model state (including Ohio, New York, Maine, West Virginia, and Kentucky) in the experimental Innovation Lab Network that used students to research and document experimental Common Core non-academic psychological processes. (Source: http://www.oecd.org/edu/ceri/46399963.ppt)]
Which brings us to the Presidential candidate, Senator Ted Cruz, and his position on federal CHOICE and the Constitutional issues in the federal legislation ESSA that he did NOT fight for.
This is Ted Cruz’s federal “CHOICE.” But that was his global plan all along. Nationalizing/federalizing education, holding hands with President Obama all the while he is smiling. Ted Cruz is lying about the impact of FEDERAL CHOICE and abolishing the Department of Education. Obama’s plan is idealized.
Other points in ESSA conveniently not mentioned by Cruz:
COMMON CORE IS DUMBING DOWN OUR KIDS. (Source: http://www.newswithviews.com/guest_opinion/guest294.htm )
PSYCHOBABBLE HAS TAKEN THE PLACE OF ACADEMICS.
COMMON CORE FOR BABIES IS LEGISLATED AT BIRTH IN THE FEDERAL LAW.
COMMON CORE HAS DESTROYED THE TEACHING PROFESSION.
COMMON CORE DEVELOPS PSYCHOMETRIC DOSSIERS ON OUR CHILDREN. DATA MINING CONTINUES TO BE SHARED WITH THIRD PARTY CONTRACTORS BECAUSE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 12866.
And then along comes Romney.
These psych techniques and interventions (explained above) are funded and carried out by IDEA, which are Special Education funds. It is most interesting that former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who embarrassed himself last month for his scathing remarks about Mr Trump, had the exact same education plan that had been resurrected in the Ted Cruz proposed Choice Plan. S 306 is the plan to totally control all children in every school in the United States by using Title I and IDEA for federal school CHOICE.
And it is the same exact plan in the Obama/Duncan Flexibility Waiver Plan. (See Senator Cruz’s federal CHOICE in S 306 explained above.)
Perhaps this is why Mitt decided to challenge ‘The Donald’ — because he likes the Cruz Plan, which explains why he is part of the establishment’s global agenda. Senator Cruz and Mitt have a lot in common, you know? Common Core. Go home, Mitt.
Final Note About Senator Ted Cruz.
Our kids are not a commodity. Senator Cruz has not been vigilant to protect our children nor help parents across this nation. He has not supported our teachers or our public schools. His only answer to education is to allow kids to get money from the federal government to go to another school, which is HIS federal “CHOICE”, WHICH IS COMMON CORE FOR ALL. When he states he will get rid of Common Core, his Title I and IDEA money straps Common Core to the backs of those kids in his proposed solution.
S 306 legislation. He is betraying private schools, religious schools, and homeschools by forcing Common Core down their throats. He is killing the American Dream.
His silence is deafening on many of the Constitutional issues within the ESSA federal legislation. Senator Cruz is helping the greedy corporations. His plan will cause the collapse of the traditional school system that has produced the most creative, most educated, and most prosperous people in the entire world.
Senator Cruz IS an establishment insider.
I support Donald Trump to do the job that he didn’t have the guts to stand up to the establishment and their globalist goals… because he is not one of them.
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