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  • Pres. Trump? Why Bother With That?

    President Trump? Why Bother With That?

    Celebrating President Day Feb , 2017, In a public school, in a fourth Grade class, in WA State they talked about American presidents.

    Washington, Lincoln, the usual etc. 

    HMM? SOMEONE WAS MISSING, SO A NINE YEAR OLD STUDENT  RAISED HER HAND AND ASKED “WHAT ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP?”

     THE WOMAN TEACHER’S RESPONSE TO HER FOURTH GRADE CLASS WAS “TRUMP IS NOT MY PRESIDENT AND WE WON’T BE DISCUSSING HIM” 

    The 4th grader told her Grandmother. The grandmother was going to file a formal complaint with the school. But, when she told her husband, the girl’s grandfather, he said

    “IT’S NO BIG DEAL, WHY BOTHER WITH THAT”

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    Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States of America, And, Donald J. Trump is “MY” president. It really bothered me that a public school teacher was excluding President Trump  on President’s Day and teaching her liberal WA State Inslee’s politics  to an entire  4th grade class.

    OUTRAGEOUS… “NOT MY PRESIDENT”

    WHY BOTHER WITH THAT?

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    A DEMOCRAT’S  LEGISLATION TO PROHIBIT MY BUSINESS?

    Introduced by Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (Mukilteo) (D)

    2017 House Bill 1298: Prohibiting employers from asking about arrests or convictions before an applicant is determined otherwise qualified for a position

    Substitute offered in the House on February 22, 2017 PROHIBITS AN EMPLOYER from, among other things, including any question on an application or inquiring into an applicant’s criminal background until after the employer initially determines that the applicant is otherwise qualified for the position.

    Introduced by Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (Mukilteo) (D) on January 16, 2017   Official Text and Analysis.

    Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on January 16, 2017

    Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 2, 2017

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    WHY BOTHER WITH THAT?

    IF IT’S MY BUSINESS,

     IT’S MY BUSINESS TO KNOW IF AN APPLICANT HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CONVICTED OF A CRIME, BEFORE THEIR QUALIFICATIONS ARE EVEN CONSIDERED.

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    WA STATE GOVERNOR  JAY INSLEE (D) SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT

    WHY BOTHER WITH THAT?

    THIS IS Chapter 5: Terrorist Safe Havens (Update to 7120 Report)

    OF THE “COUNTRY REPORTS ON TERRORISM” THE  407 PAGE DOCUMENT AS PROVIDED TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, HIS APPOINTED AND THE FULL CONGRESS, BY THE DEPT. OF STATE 

    Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 (PDF)  AKA: TERRORIST SANCTUARY’S

    WHY BOTHER WITH THAT? WA STATE GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE (D)

    Wash. governor orders agencies to ignore immigration requests | TheHill

    thehill.com/…/state…/320871-wash-governororders-agencies-to-ignore-immigration-…

    5 days ago – JAY INSLEE (D) ON THURSDAY SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT THE ORDER BLOCKS THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL AND THE STATE … LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN EFFORTS TO ENFORCE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW.

    BLOCKING ALL WA STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT, EVERY WASHINGTON STATE PATROL MAN, EVERY LOCAL WASHINGTON STATE SHERIFF AND EVERY LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT FROM ENFORCING  FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS.

    WHY BOTHER WITH THAT?

     USURPATION OF LAWFUL POWER BY INSLEE’S EXECUTIVE ORDER?

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    THIS IS ONE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY THAT WA STATE GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE (D) CAN NOT USURP. period

    Department Of Homeland Security in Port Angeles, Washington with …

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    AS THE PRIMARY FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY BETWEEN THE PORTS-OF-ENTRY, THE BORDER PATROL’S MISSION IS TO PREVENT THE ENTRY OF TERRORISTS AND THEIR WEAPONS OF TERRORISM:

    TO ENFORCE THE LAWS THAT PROTECT AMERICA’S HOMELAND BY THE DETECTION, INTERDICTION, AND APPREHENSION OF THOSE WHO ATTEMPT TO ILLEGALLY ENTER OR SMUGGLE ANY PERSON OR CONTRABAND ACROSS OUR NATION’S SOVEREIGN BORDERS.

    Port Angeles Station | U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us…washington/port-angeles-station

    Mar 10, 2014 – US Department of Homeland Security Logo …. THE PORT ANGELES BORDER PATROL STATION IS LOCATED ON WASHINGTON STATES’ OLYMPIC … LAWS THAT PROTECT AMERICA’S HOMELAND BY THE DETECTION, INTERDICTION, AND APPREHENSION OF THOSE …

    PORT ANGELES STATION- CLALLAM COUNTY WA U.S.A.

    Address:
    Port Angeles Border Patrol Station (PAW)
    138 W 1st Street
    Port Angeles, WA 98263-2600
    Phone: (360) 452-5970
    Fax: (360) 452-5988

    The Port Angeles Border Patrol Station is located on Washington States’ Olympic Peninsula, approximately seventy (70) air miles west-northwest of Seattle, and eighteen (18) miles south of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

    As the primary federal law enforcement agency between the ports-of-entry, the Border Patrol’s mission is to prevent the entry of terrorists and their weapons of terrorism: to enforce the laws that protect America’s homeland by the detection, interdiction, and apprehension of those who attempt to illegally enter or smuggle any person or contraband across our Nation’s sovereign borders.

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING

    PORT ANGELES BORDER PATROL STATION (PAW) PHONE: (360) 452-5970
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    FEB 16, 2015LIVING IN WA STATE’S LAW-LAW, LA-LA LAND?

    ELECTED WA STATE GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE’S EUPHORIC DREAMLIKE MENTAL STATE DETACHED FROM THE HARSHER REALITIES OF LIFE?

    Behind My Back | Living in Law-Law Land?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/16/3245/

    FEB 16, 2015LIVING IN WA STATE LAWLAW, LA-LA LAND? Definition of LA-LA … www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/16/by-hook-or-by-crook/. Oct 16, 2013 .

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    ELECTED WA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON’S EUPHORIC DREAMLIKE MENTAL STATE DETACHED FROM THE HARSHER REALITIES OF LIFE?

    BUSY, BUSY, BUSY SUING, SETTLING AND CREATING LAWLESS CHOAS.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE ARLENE’S FLOWERS CASE TODAY, A REPORTER TRIED ASKING A QUESTION ABOUT ANOTHER OF FERGUSON’S HIGH PROFILE CASES: HIS ONGOING FIGHT AGAINST THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER ITS TRAVEL BAN. FERGUSON DEFERRED, PROMISING TO ANSWER LATER.

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    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    ATTORNEY GENERAL FERGUSON FILE QUOTE AND ” MY CHIEF RESPONSIBILITY AS ATTORNEY GENERAL — TO PROTECT ALL WASHINGTONIANS”.

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    WHY WAS ARLENE’S FLOWERS TARGETED?

    WHY DID WA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON (D) USE HIS MASSIVE RESOURCES TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF HER.

    BELOW IS SORT OF ANALOGY  IT MAYBE CRUDE AND INAPPROPRIATE..  ABOVE IS AN EXAMPLE OF  THE DEMOCRAT’S ENFORCMENT POLICY

    EPA Official: EPAs “philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make examples” of …

    ▶ 1:49 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze3GB_b7Nuo

    Apr 25, 2012 – Uploaded by Senator Jim Inhofe They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they would crucify

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    THE WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL LEARNED ABOUT ARLENE’S FLOWER SHOP ON A SOCIAL MEDIA POST AND DECIDED TO SUE BARRONELLE AND USE HIS MASSIVE RESOURCES TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF HER. IN 2015, A STATE TRIAL COURT RULED AGAINST HER. AND ON FEBRUARY 16, 2017, THE STATE SUPREME COURT HAS AFFIRMED THAT RULING.

    WHY BOTHER WITH THAT?

    Just saying…

    THERE’S MORE THAN JUST BARRONELLE’S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT STAKE HERE. AS HER ADF ATTORNEY KRISTEN WAGGONER SAID, IF THE TRIAL COURT’S VIEW IS CORRECT, THEN FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE FOR

     “ALL CITIZENS IS/ARE FAIR GAME FOR THE GOVERNMENT.”

    WHY BOTHER WITH THAT?

    Just saying…

    FIND THE FIRST CHRISTIAN WOMAN  YOU SEE, CRUCIFY HER, AND THEN YOU KNOW THOSE  CHRISTIAN’S WILL BE  REALLY EASY TO MANAGE FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

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    SPEAK OF THE DEVIL,I RECEIVED THIS TIMELY MESSAGE YESTERDAY

    From: Washington State Attorney General’s Office

    ATTORNEY GENERAL FERGUSON FILE QUOTE AND ” MY CHIEF RESPONSIBILITY AS ATTORNEY GENERAL — TO PROTECT ALL WASHINGTONIANS”.

    —– Original Message —–

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:41 AM

    Subject: The Ferguson File – February 2017

    Welcome from Attorney General Bob Ferguson
    Dear Friends,

    The opportunity to request legislation that improves the laws of our state constitutes a key responsibility of my role as Attorney General.

    While some proposals garner high-profile media attention, others receive less notice but are just as important to the lives of many Washingtonians. I’ve proposed legislation this session that will have real impacts on crime victims, our men and women in uniform and the integrity of our public institutions.

    These proposals are consistent with our office’s core mission — and my chief responsibility as Attorney General — to protect all Washingtonians.

    In this issue:

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    AllianceDefends @AllianceDefends

    .@realDonaldTrump WA AG, who sued you, bullying grandma, small biz owner Barronelle Stutzman http://LetFreedomBloom.com  #JusticeForBarronelle

    9:03 AM – 16 Feb 2017

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    INDEED, WA STATE GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE’S EUPHORIC DREAMLIKE MENTAL STATE DETACHED FROM THE HARSHER REALITIES OF LIFE.

    Washington state fined $100,000 a day over school funding gap …

    www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-washingtoneducation-idUSKCN0QI2NM20150814

    Aug 13, 2015 – The state Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that Washington lawmakers had failed to “amply” fund basic public education for its 1.1 million public school … The court said 2017

    Here is WEA’s 2017 Student Bill of Rights. … McCleary: AMPLY FUNDING OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS THE STATE’S PARAMOUNT DUTY … Supreme Court says state still failing to fully fund K-12 basic education … In its January, 2012 McCleary decision, the state Supreme Court ordered the state to fully fund K-12 public schools as required …

    WHY BOTHER WITH THAT?

    For me, doing something about “THAT” started on Jan 26, 2011 “When American citizens are afraid of what their government is going to do the them, that is  unacceptable  to me”

    Jan 26, 2011 I thought, somebody should do something about “THAT”. I am an America citizen  and I have been doing something about “THAT” ever since. Informing U.S. Citizens of how various government agencies are violating the Constitution, taking away private property rights, and infringing on American ..

    This is the 878th posting on my website. Behind My Back.org www.behindmyback.org/

    I do investigative research and reporting with Documentation and comment on everything from WA State (DOE) Clallam County Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) to the  United Nations Agenda 21, including everything from (A to Z). Albedo modification to Zenophobia.

    WHY BOTHER WITH THAT?

     I am a concerned American Grandmother


  • Educations Most Onerous Provisions

    Educations Most Onerous Provisions

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    ONEROUS by definition (of a task, duty, or responsibility) involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome.

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    2002 THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND (NCLB) WAS AN “ONEROUS” FEDERAL LAW PASSED BY CONGRESS. It was to effect what (curriculum) STUDENTS were taught (using common core) by their TEACHERS in public schools.

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    CURRICULUM—2002 T0 2012 HOWEVER GRAND (THE FEDERAL EDUCATION) PLANS MAY BE—CAN ONLY BE THAT PORTION OF THE (common core curriculum) PLAN THAT ACTUALLY REACHES THE STUDENT.

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    EMPHASIZING THE OUTCOMES OF TEACHING COMMON CORE CURRICULUM AND LEARNING

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    TEACHING? TEACHING IS A SYSTEM OF ACTIONS INTENDED TO PRODUCE “LEARNING”, TO CAUSE THE STUDENT TO “LEARN” and acquire the desired knowledge, skills and also desirable ways of living in the society.

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    It is a process in which LEARNER, TEACHER, COMMON CORE CURRICULUM and other variables are ORGANIZED IS A SYSTEMATIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WAY TO ATTAIN SOME PRE-DETERMINED GOALS.

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    Which brings us to the OUTCOME OF “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND”

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    IN 2012 SAT READING AND WRITING SCORES DROPPED TO LOWEST IN HISTORY

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    In 2012, the Obama ADMINISTRATION began “BEATING THE NCLB DEAD HORSE” by offering flexibility to states regarding specific CURRICULUM requirements of NCLB IN EXCHANGE FOR RIGOROUS AND COMPREHENSIVE TESTING.

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    IN 2015 SAT SCORES AT THE LOWEST POINT IN A DECADE Sept. 3, 2015 “Simply doing the same things we have been doing is not going to improve these numbers

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    In 2015, the Obama ADMINISTRATION, The U.S. CONGRESS continues “BEATING THE OLD NCLB DEAD HORSE” BY CHANGING THE NAME? TO”THE EVERY CHILD ACHIEVES ACT” YET ANOTHER, ONEROUS FEDERAL LAW
    And, simply continuing to do the same thing the Obama ADMINISTRATION, The U.S. CONGRESS has been doing since 2002 BY CREATING ANOTHER COMMON CORE CURRICULUM “ONEROUS” FEDERAL LAW

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    PER SENATOR CANTWELL SEPT. 2015
    “THE EVERY CHILD ACHIEVES ACT” (ECAA) MAKES A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT CHANGES TO SOME OF “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND’S” EDUCATIONS MOST ONEROUS PROVISIONS.
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    The bottom line…
    THE “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND” REWRITE WILL CONTINUE TO DRIVE THE ONEROUS NATIONAL COMMON CORE  EDUCATION AGENDA UNDER THE NEW NAME “EVERY CHILD ACHIEVES ACT (ECAA)”

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    Every Child Achieves Act: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
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    THE 21 MOST ONEROUS PROVISIONS IN THE EVERY CHILD ACHIEVES ACT (ECAA)

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    Read this  complete unedited document verifying the above comments.

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    Every Child Achieves Act: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    www.americanprinciplesinaction.org/…/every-child-achieves-act-a-wolf-i…
    Jul 1, 2015 – American Principles In Action has just released a list of 21 reasons to oppose the Every Child Achieves Act.
    The Every Child Achieves Act – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    No Child Left Behind Rewrite Will Drive a National Education Agenda The following is a nonexhaustive list of fatal problems with the bill.
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    1. The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) is 792 pages, 122 pages (20%) longer than No Child Left Behind (NCLB) — hardly a move in the right direction.

    2. Proponents cite the inclusion of new language restricting the U.S. Department of Education (USED) from, for example, coercing states into adopting the Common Core national standards. However: a. That language largely replicates existing protections (see Robert
    Eitel & Kent Talbert, The Road to a National Curriculum, PIONEER
    INSTITUTE, no.81 (2012)); b. As with existing protections, the proposed provisions fail to provide an enforcement mechanism for the states and thus depend on the goodwill of USED or congressional action (which was non-existent when USED foisted Common Core on the states); c. ECAA negates the protections anyway: A stated purpose is for state alignment to the same “college-and-career-ready” standards –language that is code for Common Core. Sec. 1001. See further discussion below.

    3. ECAA continues the USED-state master-servant relationship, requiring states to submit education plans and giving USED enormous authority to approve them. Sec. 1111(a)(4).

    4. ECAA retains federal testing mandates that children be tested for math and English in each grade 3-8 and for science once in each of the following grade spans: 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. It also requires that these test scores be used as a “substantial” portion of a school’s grade to determine which schools will be identified for interventions, thus continuing the “teach-to-the-test” environment of NCLB. Sec. 1111(b)(2)(B)(v)(I)(aa)-(bb) and Sec. 1111(b)(3)(B)(iii)(II).

    5. ECAA adds to the list of federal programs a state must consult in developing its plan and requires standards to be aligned with federally approved workforce and early-childhood standards. Sec. 1111(a)(1) & Sec.1111(b)(1)(D).

    6. If a state plan fails to meet the requirements of a listed program, USED has the authority to disqualify the state plan unless the state agrees to make the mandated changes. Any prohibitions on USED’s interfering with state standards, assessments, and accountability don’t apply to the “requirements” of the Act. Sec. 1111(a)(4),(5).
    7. ECAA requires statewide curriculum standards, assessments, and accountability systems to prepare students “for postsecondary education or the workforce,” i.e.,
    “college- and career-ready.” The preparation for postsecondary education must (theoretically) enable the student to succeed “without remediation.” All this is code language for Common Core-aligned standards. Sec. 1111(b)(1)(D), (b)(3)(B). It thus puts downward pressure on states to keep Common Core standards, or similar standards, in place.
    8. ECAA contains a requirement for states to “demonstrate” that the state standards are “aligned” to the same criteria used to establish Common Core: “entrance requirements, without the need for academic remediation, for the system of public higher education.” Any prohibition included to stop USED from coercing states to use Common Core or other specific standards is meaningless. USED won’t have to force anything, because alignment to the same criteria as “college-and-career-ready” is a requirement of the bill. Sec. 1111(b)(1)(D)(i)-(ii).
    9. ECAA mandates that a state’s accountability system penalize schools that don’t enforce the requirement that 95% of all their students take the state assessment: The state must provide “a clear and understandable explanation of how the State will factor this requirement [95% student participation in state assessments] into their accountability system determinations.” This is an attack on parental rights and the Opt-Out movement. Sec. 1111 (b)(3)(B)(vi).
    10. ECAA dictates particular types of testing that are extraordinarily expensive, have a history of failure, and are designed to inject more intrusive psychological data-collection and psychological profiling/manipulation into the assessments. Sec. 1111(b)(2)(B)(vi) and (xiii).
    11. ECAA maintains NCLB’s requirement that the state assessment produce not just test scores, but “individual student interpretive, descriptive, and diagnostic reports.” Unlike NCLB, ECAA requires assessment on behavioral/skills-based standards rather than truly academic standards. The data produced under this language could resemble a psychological profile of the student. Sec. 1111(b)(2)(B)(x).
    12. States in PARCC and SBAC are currently required to make these profiles available to USED. Nothing would prevent USED from making other states submit those student-level profiles as well. ECAA’s limitations on what data USED may demand are too weak; USED may demand information from any “existing State or local data source.” Sec. 1111(a)(6).
    13. ECAA does nothing to stop the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) from implementing its planned and unconstitutional affective probing of students’ “mindsets,” “grit,” or other psychological traits.
    14. ECAA removes protection against socioemotional profiling in the statewide assessments (eliminating NCLB’s prohibition against including assessment items that “evaluate or assess personal or family beliefs and attitudes”) and fails to protect against other psychological data-gathering in any other federal education program covered by ESEA.

    15. ECAA continues to give the federal government influence over how states grade their schools in state accountability systems. Although it claims states may design their own systems, it negates real discretion by detailing the framework of that system and its most important requirements. Sec. 1111 (b)(3)(B)(iii).

    16. While NCLB required academic standards and achievement levels be applied to “public elementary and secondary schools,” ECAA extends the tentacles of federal control into public preschools by making this a requirement for “all public schools” and “public school students,” not just elementary and secondary. Sec. 1111(b)(1)(B)-(C).

    17. ECAA’s Early Learning Alignment and Improvement Grants (Sec. 5902) offer new federal funds that states “shall use to develop, implement, or improve . . . a statewide system . . . of voluntary early care and learning.” a. Note that this program is not exclusively for early educational programs and includes “early care,” or childcare. b. Any funding under this grant must be made available through “existing Federal, state, and local sources,” including Head Start and the Child Care and Development Block Grant, two very expensive and ineffective programs. c. States must demonstrate how they will pay for the program after the three-year federal grant expires. d. There is no evidence that such early-childhood programs have educational benefit, and significant evidence that they may actually do academic and emotional harm. e. These programs do, however, benefit the central planners by allowing government bureaucrats to gain influence over children from their earliest years.

    18. ECAA requires the statewide preschool standards to align with federal standards established under Head Start and the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 1990, creating national standards and achievement levels for our youngest students. Sec. 1111(b)(1)(D)(iii). These federal standards are heavily socio-emotional and result in the compilation of psychological data on young children.
    19. ECAA includes “school climate” formula grants. This risks giving the federal government enormous power to model citizenship, to influence what is an appropriate world-view, and to pressure schools to suppress student expression of orthodox religious values. Sec. 4103, et seq.
    20. Through these formula grants, ECAA funds “extended learning opportunities,” such as before- and after-school programs, summer programs, etc., to ensure children spend less time with their families and more at school. Sec. 4105(a)(B). The grants also fund “comprehensive school-based mental health services and supports” that will enable “early identification of social, emotional, or behavioral problems . . . .” Sec. 4105(a)(D)(ii)(I). This is more governmental surveillance of students’ attitudes and mindsets.
    21. ECAA also allots money to fulfill Sec. Arne Duncan’s expressed desire of having schools become “21st –century community learning centers” (it even uses that exact terminology). Sec. 4201 et seq. This funding would encourage students to rely on the government school, not family or church, for “a broad array of . . . services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education . . . counseling programs . . . [and] financial literacy programs . . . .” [Do the drafters not see the irony of having the federal government promote “financial literacy”?] And to help out politically connected corporations, these programs should include “career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students . . . .” Sec. 4201(a)(2).
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    Snippets from Senator Cantwell’s response….
    On July 16, 2015, I joined my colleagues in the Senate in passing the Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177), a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act AND REPLACE THE BADLY BROKEN NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT.
    The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) makes a number of important changes to some of No Child Left Behind’s MOST ONEROUS PROVISIONS.
    ONEROUS by definition, (of a task, duty, or responsibility) involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is OPPRESSIVELY BURDENSOME.
    THE EVERY CHILD ACHIEVES ACT (ECAA) IS 792 PAGES, 122 pages (20%) longer than No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
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    Curriculum, it turns out, is indeed much more than the idea of specific subjects IT CAN BE CHARACTERIZED NOT ONLY BY WHAT IT DOES INCLUDE BUT ALSO BY WHAT IT INTENTIONALLY EXCLUDES.


  • My Response to Cantwell on Public Education

    My Response to Cantwell on Public Education

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    SAT Scores At The Lowest Point in a Decade | TIME
    The bottom line…. Sept. 3, 2015
    Sept. 3, 2015 “Simply doing the same things we have been doing is not going to improve these numbers,” Cyndie Schmeiser, chief of assessment for the College Board, said.
    “THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT to propel more students to readiness.

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    SAT writing scores drop to lowest in history. | Dictionary.com …
    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 1, 2012
    The average results in both the READING AND WRITING sections are the lowest they’ve ever been nationally.
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    I sent two comments and receive two responses from Senator Cantwell.

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    On July 16, 2015, I joined my colleagues in the Senate in passing the Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177)

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    About Maria… Cantwell, is unmarried and has no children However, she stands with “PARENTS” AS THEY EDUCATE and care for their children. http://www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/about-maria

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    If Senator Maria Cantwell really stands with “PARENTS” as they educate their children?

    It is unbelievable and inconceivable  to me, that the word “PARENT” is not mentioned or written a single time in Senator Cantwell two responses on EDUCATION, to a concerned American GRANDPARENT.
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    I sent the same two comment on Education to Senator Patty Murray (a parent and grandparent). she does not even bother to acknowledge that she received them, let alone respond?
    It is hard to believe that she is the same 1993 Patty Murray? The self-described “Just a mom in tennis shoes.” – The same PATTY MURRAY that said. “I THINK I SPEAK FOR ALL OF US” ….AS THE LEAD PARENT OF OUR TWO SONS…..
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    I’m from the old Public School System… As a “PARENT”, I belonged to the PTA, THE PARENT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION. Public education was successful and “PARENTS” were a integral part of their child’s public education.

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    PARENTS WERE INVOLVED AND NECESSARY TO MAKE A WHOLE COMPLETE; ESSENTIAL AND FUNDAMENTAL PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM WORK IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    THERE IS CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT “PARENTS” AND GRANDPARENTS MUST BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM.

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    AS THE “PARENT” OF THREE CHILDREN, GRAND PARENT OF TEN GRAND CHILDREN, AND THE GREAT GRAND PARENT OF EIGHT GREAT GRAND CHILDREN.

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    I am deeply offended by “PARENTS” being excluded, by omission, in Senator Cantwell response on PUBLIC EDUCATION.

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    As a PARENT for over 56 years, after spending a million hours reading story to, encouraging, nagging, demanding, forcing and helping my kids and grand kids  do their NIGHTLY PUBLIC SCHOOL HOMEWORK…
    IT IS UNBELIEVABLE THAT “ANY” ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE, WOULD TOTALLY EXCLUDE “PARENTS”, IN “ANY” COMMENT ON AMERICAS PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM.
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    The average results in both the READING AND WRITING sections are the lowest they’ve ever been nationally.“THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT”“Simply doing the same things we have been doing(since 2002) is not going to improve these numbers.

    Perhaps it is time to do something the SAME, AS EDUCATORS DID PRIOR TO 2002..

    Common sense Basic Education  READING,  WRITING AND ARITHMETIC…

    FORGET COMMON CORE… FORGET THE NEW MATH…

    An Iowa woman jokingly calls it Satan’s handiwork. ALL KIDDING ASIDE… GET RID OF Satan’s handiwork. A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. What could be so horrible? GRADE SCHOOL COMMON-CORE …

    STOP CRYING.. AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

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    Senator Cantwell states….
    I have heard from so many of “MY CONSTITUENTS” about the need to improve the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to better SUPPORT Washington’s STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.

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    SO WHAT HAVE “WE THE  GOVERNMENT” BEEN DOING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION?
    BESIDES, EXPELLING “PARENTS” FROM THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM?
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    Senator Cantwell states,

    I have been a longtime supporter, I supported, I also supported I joined my colleagues in the Senate  passing the Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177)

    Exactly who? and what has Senator Cantwell been supporting for a long time?

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    A DEDICATED FUNDING STREAM FOR COMMON CORE EDUCATION?
    to support partnerships between schools, businesses, universities, and non-profit organizations, The push by a DC-based nonprofit called Achieve, Inc., which is the Education division of Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp., under the auspices of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in 2007. Neither NGA nor CCSSO (which are merely trade associations with private membership lists) had a grant of legislative authority from the states to develop national standards. in BLOOM evolving out of the above partnership this was created to operate the database. The U.S. Department of Education (USED) did not create the Standards, but it was deeply involved in the effort to gather together the various trade associations and private foundations to do the work that USED wanted done.

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    I received NO RESPONSE from the Office of Senator Maria Cantwell on COMMON CORE EDUCATION and (only) Charter Schools
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    Math Problem Solved The “Old” Way Versus “Common Core …
    https://www.thefederalistpapers.org/…/check-out-this-math–problem–solv…
    An Iowa woman jokingly calls it Satan’s handiwork. A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. What could be so horrible? Grade school common-core …
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    Senator Cantwell states…. I joined my colleagues in the Senate….

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    WA STATE U.S. SEN. PATTY MURRAY… The MOM (parent) in tennis shoes.
    Ironically, as SEN. PATTY MURRAY had called for reducing “redundant and unnecessary” testing.

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    With the passage of Every Child Achieves Act:
    States would still HAVE TO, UNDER federal law, test every student annually in math and reading in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school and report scores by race, income, disabilities and English learners.

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    to be continued….
    Educations Most Onerous Provisions?

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    Per Senator Cantwell The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) makes a number of important changes to some of No Child Left Behind’s Educations MOST ONEROUS PROVISIONS.

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    The 21 Most Onerous Provisions in The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA)?


  • Common Core Education vs. Charter Schools

    Common Core Education vs. Charter Schools
    The Washington Supreme Court ruled Friday September 4, 2015 that charter schools do not qualify as “common” schools under Washington’s Constitution and cannot receive public funding intended for those traditional public schools.
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    Alexander Graham Bell on PUBLIC EDUCATION
    “The system of giving out a certain amount of work which must be carried through in a given space of time, and putting the children into orderly rows of desks and compelling them to absorb just so much intellectual nourishment, WHETHER THEY ARE READY FOR IT OR NOT, reminds me of the way, they prepare pâté de foie gras in the living geese…” That is forced feeding.
    Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude
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    About the Standards | Common Core State Standards Initiative
    www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/
    The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade.
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    WHETHER THEY ARE READY FOR IT OR NOT?
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    As long as there are UNCOMMON exceptional American public school students and teachers… BY DEFINITION, unusually good, outstanding, extraordinary, remarkable, special, excellent, phenomenal, prodigious, abnormal, unusual, rare and out of the ordinary AND (of a child) mentally or physically disabled so as to require special schooling.
    THERE SHOULD BE TAXPAYER FUNDED, UNCOMMON, SPECIAL AND EXCEPTIONAL AMERICAN CHARTER AND OTHER SCHOOLS, SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE  ALL AMERICAN SCHOOL STUDENTS, FOR WHEN STUDENTS ARE READY AND ABLE TO LEARN.

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    Check Out

    Math Problem Solved The “Old” Way Versus “Common Core …

    https://www.thefederalistpapers.org/…/check-out-this-mathproblemsolv

    An Iowa woman jokingly calls it Satan’s handiwork. A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. What could be so horrible? Grade school common-core …

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    COMMON CORE EDUCATION?
    IS Common Core Education? Propagandizing and indoctrinating our American Children in Public Schools?

    WOW, A WHAT A USEFUL TEACHING TOOL FOR A LIBERAL COMMON CORE POINT OF VIEW.

    YOU DECIDE…

    Fractured Fairy Tales – ReadWriteThink

    www.readwritethink.org › Classroom Resources › Student Interactives

    Useful for teaching point of view, setting, plot, as well as fairy tale conventions such as they lived … Try on these “fracturedtales for a fun twist on familiar stories.

    FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE Grades 6-8 (Ages 11-13)
    Fractured Fairy Tales – ReadWriteThink
    www.readwritethink.org/…/student-interactives/fractured-fairy-tales-300…
    The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy … This interactive tool gives students a choice of three fairy tales to read.

    Student Interactive Fractured Fairy Tales? This interactive Common Core Educational tool gives students a choice of three fairy tales to read. and the students are then invited to turn familiar fairy tales UPSIDE DOWN AND INSIDE OUT. They are then guided to choose a variety of changes, Useful for teaching Common Core point of view,

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    Try on this for a Common Core “fractured” fairy tale for a tortured LIBERAL twist on a familiar story

    WOW, A WHAT A USEFUL TEACHING TOOL FOR A LIBERAL COMMON CORE POINT OF VIEW ON ENDANGERED SPECIES AND REWILDING AMERICA…

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    GRADES 6 – 8 (Ages 11-13) | LESSON PLAN | STANDARD LESSON
    The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts
    Was the Big Bad Wolf really all that bad? This lesson encourages students to analyze multiple viewpoints, view texts from different angles, and recognize gaps in narrative.
    FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
    Giorgis, C., & Johnson, N.J. (2002). Multiple perspectives. The Reading Teacher, 55(5), 486–494.
    “One of life’s biggest challenges IS ACCEPTING that there are numerous interpretations and that there is rarely one right way to view the world. Literature can introduce characters WHO HAVE LEARNED TO ACCEPT THAT DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS EXIST, demonstrating how they persevere when faced with difficulties.
    BOOKS CAN ALSO CHANGE READERS’ PERSPECTIVES ABOUT WHAT THEY ALREADY KNOW AND EXTEND THEIR KNOWLEDGE THROUGH NEW WAYS OF SEEING FAMILIAR THINGS.”

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    GRADES 6 – 8 (Ages 11-13) | LESSON PLAN | STANDARD LESSON
    WAS “IS” THE BIG BAD WOLF REALLY ALL THAT BAD?
    YOU DECIDE…
    California’s first wolf pack in decades has been spotted in Siskiyou County. … They have devastated livestock and deer and Elk populations. …. think coyotes are a problem with your pets, cattle and sheep, wait until a pack of wolves get them.
    a wolf pack pursuit is relentless. … the brutality and devastation of wolves, they only need come to Yellowstone and witness … Video: Elk Bowhunters Face Off with 2 Wolf Packs in Montana Wilderness …. packs- you know- 50, 60 animals, who leave devastation every …

    AS WELL AS FAIRY TALE CONVENTIONS SUCH AS “AND, THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER”
    GRADES 6 – 8 | LESSON PLAN | STANDARD LESSON
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    WOW, A WHAT A USEFUL TEACHING TOOL FOR A LIBERAL COMMON CORE POINT OF VIEW ON ENDANGERED SPECIES AND REWILDING AMERICA…

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    Let’s continue this adventure into Common Core Education SETTING, PLOT, AS WELL AS FAIRY TALE CONVENTIONS SUCH AS THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER, this tool encourages students to use the Common Core Education and the propagandizing and indoctrinating process at the same time.
    Student Interactive Fractured Fairy Tales
    A growing number of young adult authors are using fairy tales as seeds of Common Core Educational propaganda and indoctrination for their stories. Tune in to hear about an assortment of the newest fairy tale retellings:

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    We could use this next example? for a Student Interactive Fractured Fairy Tale on GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS?
    A growing number of young adult authors are using fairy tales as seeds of Common Core Educational propaganda and indoctrination for their stories.
    WAS “IS” THE HORRIBILIS GRIZZLE BEAR REALLY ALL THAT BAD?
    YOU DECIDE…

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    Behind My Back | Restoration of Ursus arctos horribilis?
    www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/…/restoration-of-ursus-arctos-horribili…
    Feb 14, 2015 – YES, This reintroduction plan has been in the works for 25 years. The Public … www.behindmyback.org/2013/02/04/back-to-1492/. Feb 4, 2013 …

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    Grizzly bear that killed hiker at Yellowstone euthanized – NY …
    www.nydailynews.com/…/grizzly-bear-killed-hiker-yellowstone…
    Daily News
    Aug 13, 2015 – A grizzly bear like this one killed a hiker from Montana in Yellowstone National Park on … The adult female bear was killed because it had eaten part of the Montana … DNA tests confirmed bear hair samples collected next to Crosby’s body …
    AS WELL AS FAIRY TALE CONVENTIONS SUCH AS “AND, THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER”

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    Black Bear in New Jersey Northwest
    www.njskylands.com/ecobears
    There are 600 bears tagged by the Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife in New Jersey. …… I saw a huge black bear in oakland eating my neighbors garbage.

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    Black bear kills family dog in Longwood | Seminole County
    www.mynews13.com/content/news/…/3/…/longwood_bear_dog.html
    Mar 16, 2015 – “I came across a large black bear, probably 600 pounds. … Find out what’s happening in your neighborhood and submit your event now!
    AS WELL AS FAIRY TALE CONVENTIONS SUCH AS “AND, THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER”
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    These COMMON CORE learning goals outlines NOT ONLY what a COMMON student should be required to know.

    THESE COMMON CORE LEARNING GOALS, ALSO BAN, RESTRICT AND EDIT WHAT A STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO READ AND KNOW.

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    As a parent ask yourself… YOU DECIDE…
    HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM LIBRARIES SHELVES? AND … HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM SCHOOL AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES?

    AMERICA IS MUCH TOO CIVILIZED TO BURN BOOKS, SO?
    Banned & Challenged Classics – American Library Association
    www.ala.org/bbooks/…/classics
    American Library Association
    Each year, the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom RECORDS HUNDREDS OF ATTEMPTS BY INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS TO HAVE BOOKS REMOVED FROM LIBRARIES SHELVES AND …
    OF BOOKS BANNED FROM SCHOOL AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES.

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    My comment…

    BOOKS CAN ALSO CHANGE READERS’ PERSPECTIVES ABOUT WHAT THEY ALREADY KNOW AND EXTEND THEIR KNOWLEDGE THROUGH NEW WAYS OF SEEING FAMILIAR THINGS.”

    MARK TWAIN’S AMERICAN CLASSIC HAS been, edited, revised, rewritten, republished, an American classic story, to remove anything that is NOT politically correct, anything that might offend anybody….

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    The books have been the subject of scrutiny for a number of years, and have been increasingly banned from school libraries in the U.S.
    Banned Books That Shaped America | Banned Books Week
    www.bannedbooksweek.org › Censorship

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    THE FIRST BAN OF MARK TWAIN’S AMERICAN CLASSIC in Concord, MA in 1885 called it “trash and … Frequently removed from classrooms and school libraries because it is …
    “Epithets” edited out of ‘Tom Sawyer,’ ‘Finn’
    STUDENT DICTIONARY? “Epithets” a word or phrase (as Lion-Hearted in “Richard the Lion-Hearted”) that expresses a quality thought to be characteristic of a person or thing.
    b : a word or name used as a term of abuse
    a word or phrase that describes a person or thing, an offensive word or name that is used as a way of abusing or insulting someone

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    “Epithets” edited out of ‘Tom Sawyer,’ ‘Finn’
    In the new edition that combines Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” two words will be changed.
    2015 THE CLASSIC NOVELS, BEING RERELEASED NEXT MONTH IN ONE BOOK BY NEWSOUTH, WILL REPLACE A SLUR AGAINST BLACKS THAT APPEARS 219 TIMES IN THE ORIGINAL TEXT OF “HUCKLEBERRY FINN” WITH THE WORD “SLAVE,” AND WILL REMOVE A DEROGATORY TERM FOR AMERICAN INDIANS.

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    “The ALA really condemns this kinds of censorship, and – make no mistake about it – we believe this is censorship,” Barbara Jones, director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association, which is headquartered in Chicago, said Wednesday in a telephone interview. “ANY EXPURGATION OF WORDS IS CENSORSHIP AND IS A REAL DISSERVICE TO THE FREEDOM TO READ. What this does is deny access to the entire work, and that is a real TRAGEDY.”
    “Twain used the ‘n-word’ deliberately because he hated racism and he hated slavery,” Jones continued.
    “CHILDREN WHO READ THIS BOOK DESERVE THE CHANCE TO READ THE BOOK THOUGHTFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY AND TO UNDERSTAND AND TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY (TWAIN) USED THE WORD AND THEN ALLOW TEACHERS, PARENTS AND LIBRARIANS TO ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS.”
    YOU DECIDE…
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    Each year, the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom RECORDS HUNDREDS OF ATTEMPTS BY INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS TO HAVE BOOKS REMOVED FROM LIBRARIES SHELVES
    AND FROM CLASSROOMS.
    See Frequently Challenged Books for more details.
    According to the Office for Intellectual Freedom, at least 46 of the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have been the target of ban attempts.
    The titles below represent banned or challenged books on that list ( see the entire Radcliffe Publishing Course list here).
    FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHY THESE BOOKS WERE CHALLENGED, VISIT challenged classics AND THE Banned Books Week Web site.

    My comment and selection, I will just include just….
    1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
    4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
    5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
    6. Ulysses, by James Joyce
    8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
    9. 1984, by George Orwell
    12. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
    18. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
    19. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
    20. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
    25. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
    26. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
    28. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
    30. For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
    33. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
    36. Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
    40. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
    53. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
    57. Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron
    80. The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer
    84. Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller

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    88. An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser
    Hmmm…. An American Tragedy, Dreiser’s longest novel, has often been hailed as his masterpiece. It is divided into three books, the first of which foreshadows the events of the second, while the third describes Clyde’s trial. The protagonist is Clyde Griffiths, the son of street preachers WHO LIVE IN DIRE POVERTY.
    Thus, Clyde grows up longing for material things he can never attain EXCEPT THROUGH HIS OWN EFFORTS.

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    FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHY THESE BOOKS WERE CHALLENGED, VISIT challenged classics AND THE Banned Books Week Web site.

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    YOU DECIDE… IS COMMON CORE EDUCATION AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY?