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  • “I Think? Therefore I Am?” Transgender

    “I Think? Therefore I Am?” Transgender

    Starting in the fall of 2017, Washington state public schools will begin to teach kindergartners about gender expression

    The bottom line

    SOME KNOWLEDGE IS TOO HEAVY FOR CHILDREN. When they are older and stronger, they can bear it. It would be a pretty poor parent who would ask his kindergartner to carry such a “THINK GENDER” heavy load. For now children must trust their parents to carry it for them.”

    WA STATE PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND FAMILIES  MUST DEMAND THE REMOVAL OF THIS COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE “COMMON CORE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SEXUAL INDOCTRINATION PROGRAM” AT ANY AGE OR GRADE LEVEL. PERIOD.

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    2017 Washington State to Begin Teaching ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender Expression’ to Elementary Kids In the “Sexual Health” portion of the “Washington State K-12 Learning Standards” packet, teachers are given guidelines for each grade.

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    Washington state’s decision has troubled many? conservatives?

    TROUBLED? IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT, AS THE GRANDMOTHER OF TEN AND GREAT GRANDMOTHER OF NINE,  I AM ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS AND OFFENDED.

    “I THINK? THEREFORE I AM?” TRANSGENDER AS A PART OF THE WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL EDUCATION LEARNING PROGRAM.

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    AND, IF THERE ARE PROBLEMS IN SCHOOLS?

    NATHAN OLSON, THE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER FOR THE STATEWIDE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION (OSPI).

    SUCH ISSUES WOULD BE HANDLED AT A LOCAL LEVEL.

     HE THEN ADDED:

    “We don’t exactly know what a school would do if a student failed to complete an assignment because he/she opposed the materials being taught.”

    REALLY? SUCH ISSUES WOULD BE HANDLED AT A LOCAL LEVEL?

    EXACTLY WHAT IS A LOCAL SCHOOL GOING TO DO IF  PARENTS REFUSE TO HAVE THEIR THEIR CHILDREN ATTEND A GENDER CLASS?because he/she opposes the materials being taught.”

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    THIS IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR   NATHAN OLSON

    PHONE (360) 725-6015 

    EMAIL  nathan.olson@k12.wa.us. 

    I called and left him a message…

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    “Self-Identity”?

    “I think, therefore I am” This is Descartes’ famous Cogito argument: Cogito Ergo Sum. This short animation explains how he came to this conclusion of certainty when surrounded by uncertainty and doubt.

    Rene Descartes – “I think, therefore I am”

    Rene Descartes – “I think, therefore I am” – YouTube

    ▶ 1:57

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A6UKoMcE10

    Apr 17, 2015 – Uploaded by BBC Radio 4

    From the BBC Radio 4 series about life’s big questions – http://www.bbc.co.uk/historyofideas “I think, therefore.

    Another google find……

    “I Think, Therefore I am” Confused

    The YouTube video on top is the BEST..

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    Starting in the fall of 2017, Washington state public schools will begin to teach kindergartners about gender expression as a result of …

     the “Sexual Health” portion of the “Washington State K-12 Learning Standards” packet, teachers are given guidelines for each grade.

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    All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten is a book of short essays by American minister and author Robert Fulghum. It was first published in 1986.

    NO SEXUAL HEALTH PACKET WAS PUBLISHED AS NEED TO LEARN TRANSGENDER.

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: xxx
    Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 3:49 PM
    Subject: Unfreakingbelievable.
    We are a stupid, stupid species.
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    Washington State to Begin Teaching ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender …

    www.ijreview.com/…/621478-washington-state-to-begin-teaching-gender-identity-an…

    5 days ago – Washington State to Begin Teaching ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender Expression’ to Elementary Kids.

    By Frank Camp (1 day ago) | Education.

    http://www.ijreview.com/2016/06/621478-washington-state-to-begin-teaching-gender-identity-and-gender-expression-to-elementary-kids/

    By Frank Camp(2 days ago) | Education

    Getty – Christopher Furlong

    REMEMBER WHEN SCHOOL WAS ALL ABOUT READING, WRITING, AND ARITHMETIC?

    NOT ANYMORE.

    Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, Washington state will teach elementary school students about “gender identity” and “gender expression.”

    In the “Sexual Health” portion of the “Washington State K-12 Learning Standards” packet, teachers are given guidelines for each grade.

     Under a section labeled “Self-Identity,”each grade is to learn the following:

    KINDERGARTEN

    “Understand there are many ways to express gender.“

    FIRST GRADE

    “Explain that there are many ways to express gender.”

    SECOND GRADE

    “Understand there is a range of gender roles and expression,” and “Understand importance of treating others with respect regarding gender expression.”

    THIRD GRADE

    “Explain that gender roles can vary considerably,” and “Understand importance of treating others with respect regarding gender identity.”

    FOURTH GRADE

    “Identify how friends and family can influence ideas regarding gender roles, identity, and expression,” and “Define sexual orientation.”

    FIFTH GRADE

    “Describe how media, society, and culture can influence ideas regarding gender roles, identity, and expression,” and “Identify trusted adults to ask questions about gender identity and sexual orientation.”

    In the “Health Education Glossary,” “biological sex” is defined as:

    “Based on chromosomes, hormones, and internal and external anatomy.”

    While “GENDER” IS DEFINED AS:

    “A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT BASED ON EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS ATTACHED TO A PERSON’S BIOLOGICAL SEX.”

    FURTHER, GENDER IS BROKEN DOWN INTO THREE SUBCATEGORIES:

    GENDER EXPRESSION: “THE WAY SOMEONE OUTWARDLY EXPRESSES THEIR GENDER.”

    GENDER IDENTITY: “SOMEONE’S INNER SENSE OF THEIR GENDER.”

    GENDER ROLES: “SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE SHOULD ACT, THINK, OR FEEL BASED ON THEIR ASSIGNED BIOLOGICAL SEX.”

    The Daily Caller spoke with NATHAN OLSON, A COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER FOR THE STATEWIDE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION (OSPI). HE CLAIMED THE STANDARDS WEREN’T AN IMPOSITION OF BELIEF SYSTEMS:

    “Standards help students become familiar with concepts that education experts feel are essential for all students to know. Standards are not used to impose belief systems.”

    However, when DC asked OLSON IF STUDENTS WHO “[REJECT] THE IDEA THAT GENDER IDENTITY IS DISTINCT FROM BIOLOGICAL SEX” COULD SUFFER ACADEMICALLY,

     OLSON PIVOTED, SAYING SUCH ISSUES WOULD BE HANDLED AT A LOCAL LEVEL.

     HE THEN ADDED:

    “We don’t exactly know what a school would do if a student failed to complete an assignment because he/she opposed the materials being taught.”

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    THIS IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR   NATHAN OLSON

    PHONE (360) 725-6015 

    EMAIL  nathan.olson@k12.wa.us. 

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    Washington state’s decision has troubled many conservatives:

    I removed …offensive comments by  promoters of this agenda.

    THIS IS INDOCTRINATION.

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     INDEED, Some knowledge is too heavy for children.

    (I found this quotation online)

    “And so seated next to my father in the train compartment, I suddenly asked, “Father, what is sexsin?”
    He turned to look at me, as he always did when answering a question, but to my surprise he said nothing. At last he stood up, lifted his traveling case off the floor and set it on the floor.
    Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?” he said.
    I stood up and tugged at it. It was crammed with the watches and spare parts he had purchased that morning.
    It’s too heavy,” I said.
    Yes,” he said, “and it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It’s the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger, you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you.”

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    THE POWER OF SUGGESTION?

    Suggestion is the psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of  another.

    NOTE: The power of suggestion must involve at least two people

    LIKE A WA STATE PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER TEACHING TRANSGENDER TO AN IMPRESSIONABLE FIVE YEAR OLD KINDERGARTNER

    Aim: to investigate whether people have self-serving attributions, and why they do it?

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    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy:

    NOTE: Self-fulfilling prophecies must involve at least two people

    Aim: to investigate whether people have self-serving attributions, and why they do it?

    Process by which one’s expectations about another person eventually lead the other person to behave in ways that confirm these expectations

    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy DefinitionSelf-fulfilling prophecy is defined as any expectation, positive or negative, about a situation or event that affects an individual behavior in such a manner that it causes that expectation to be fulfilled.

    Example of self-fulfilling prophecy

    The bottom line

    SOME KNOWLEDGE IS TOO HEAVY FOR CHILDREN. When they are older and stronger, they can bear it. It would be a pretty poor parent who would ask his kindergartner to carry such a “THINK GENDER” heavy load. For now children must trust their parents to carry it for them.”

    WA STATE PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND FAMILIES  MUST DEMAND THE REMOVAL OF THIS COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE “COMMON CORE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SEXUAL INDOCTRINATION PROGRAM” AT ANY AGE OR GRADE LEVEL. PERIOD.

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    “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right”

    Henry Ford

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  • Happy Mother’s Day 2016

    Happy Mother’s Day 2016

    “Only mothers can think of the future — because they give birth to it in their children.”

    “Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith.

    When you are old, nothing else you’ve done will have mattered as much.”

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    The bottom line.

    Only mothers can think of the future of their children?

    Ronald Regan was a Father…

    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

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    “Only mothers can think of the future — because they give birth to it in their children.”

    Think about the future of  All of our American  Children?

    OK..  so… I’ve been thinking about the future of  American  Children since Jan 26, 2011

    “Only mothers can think of the future and  I have been, some kind of “Mother” for 56 years.

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    Today, May 8, 2016 I am celebrating My Children  and being a Mother, on this  Mother’s Day, as I have every day, since my first child was born in 1960, And celebrating  being a “Grand” Mother  since 1979, And celebrating being a “Great- Grand” Mother since  1997.

    I have three (3)  children,  ten (10) grandchildren and nine(9) great grandchildren.

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    OK..  so… I’ve been thinking about the future of  American  Children since Jan 26, 2011

    Grandma N Politics? Pearl Rains Hewett, behindmyback.org

    Behind My Back | Big Brother vs. Mama Bear

    Posted on July 27, 2015 8:46 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    Of course, Women may also be effected and effective with the “mama bear” phenomenon.  A biological bit of “I am woman watch me roar.” Call it the “Mama Bear N Politics”

    I insist on using HUMOR and I love  this description.

    I may seem quiet and reserved, but if you mess with my children, I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place.

    Hmmm… I have three children, ten grandchildren and eight/nine great grandchildren and the government is messing with their future.

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    Behind My Back | American Children are our Future

    www.behindmyback.org/category/american-children-are-ourfuture/

    Feb 27, 2016 – Category Archives American Children are our Future … My website, behindmyback.org, is dedicated to investigating, researching, documenting …

    “When you are old, nothing else you’ve done will have mattered as much.”

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    I am growing old, and nothing else I have have done has mattered so much.

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    “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”

    “It is a fundamental truth that the responsibilities of motherhood cannot be successfully delegated. No, not to day-care centers, not to schools, not to nurseries, not to babysitters. We become enamored with men’s theories such as the idea of preschool training outside the home for young children. Not only does this put added pressure on the budget, but it places young children in an environment away from mother’s influence. Too often the pressure for popularity, on children and teens, places an economic burden on the income of the father, so mother feels she must go to work to satisfy her children’s needs. That decision can be most shortsighted. It is mother’s influence during the crucial formative years that forms a child’s basic character. Home is the place where a child learns faith, feels love, and thereby learns from mother’s loving example to choose righteousness. How vital are mother’s influence and teaching in the home—and how apparent when neglected!”

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    The idea of preschool,  outside the home for young children?

    Lest, we become enamored with men’s theories such as the idea of preschool training outside the home for young children.

    Behind My Back | Drugging Toddlers for A.D.H.D.

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/25/druggingtoddlers-for-a-d-h-d/

    Jun 25, 2014 – Drugging Toddlers for A.D.H.D. On May 16, 2014 the New York Times ran an … “More than 10,000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old are being …

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    “How is it that little children are so intelligent and teenagers and young adults  are so stupid?

    It must be public Common Core education that does it”

    Home schooling is a option.

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    ” The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree?”

    It is mother’s influence during the crucial formative years that forms a child’s basic character. Home is the place where a child learns faith, feels love, and thereby learns from mother’s loving example to choose righteousness. How vital are mother’s influence and teaching in the home.

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    This is one of my favorite reminders for Mother’s on Mother’s Day 2016

    Babies Don’t Keep

    Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
    Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
    Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
    Sew on a button and butter the bread.

    Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
    She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

    Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
    Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
    Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
    Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

    The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
    And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
    But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo
    Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?
    Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

    The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
    But children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
    So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
    I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

    Author : Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

    Song for a Fifth Child  published in Ladies Home Journal in 1958 and has found a treasured place in the hearts of mothers for generations and today it is widely known as Babies Don’t Keep.

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    The bottom line.

    Only mothers can think of the future of their children?

    Ronald Regan was a Father…

    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”


  • Equal Access? Equal to LGBTQ Protection?

    EQUAL ACCESS, EQUAL TO  LGBTQ PROTECTION UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS LAW?

    SEATTLE MAYOR Murray is a professed homosexual

    HIS EXECUTIVE ORDER STATES…..

    “CITY FACILITIES “MUST” BE SAFE AND WELCOMING PLACES FOR ALL RESIDENTS.

    TARGET SAYS  “WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE … DESERVES TO BE PROTECTED …

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    WHAT ABOUT THE EQUAL ACCESS ACT?

    MUST EVERYONE, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN  HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO PROTECTION AND MUST WOMEN AND CHILDREN BE SAFE WITH EQUAL ACCESS TO SAFE PLACES UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS LAW.

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    Mar 10, 2016 – Seattle Gay Scene …

    SEATTLE MAYOR Murray is a professed homosexual, who claims to be married to another man, Seattle Parks and Recreation planning and development director Michael Shiosaki. The two began calling themselves married in 2013.

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    Mayor signs Executive Order affirming protections for …

    Mayor Murray Signs Order For All Gender City Restrooms …

    seattlegayscene.com/…/mayor-murray-signs-order-for-all-gender-city-res…

    Mar 10, 2016 – Seattle Gay Scene … Mayor signs Executive Order affirming protections for transgender community … “City facilities must be safe and welcoming places for all residents, including transgender and gender-diverse people,” said …

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    Mayor Murray and Chief O’Toole Announce Safe Place …

    SPD Safe Place – City of Seattle

    www.seattle.gov/spd-safe-place/

    Seattle Police Department (SPD) SAFE PLACE signage is being

    displayed by local … The mission of the SPD SAFE PLACE is to provide the Lesbian, Gay,  Bisexual, Transgender, Queer

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    THE SAFE PLACE PROGRAM? THEIR MISSION IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR? TO PROVIDE, SPECIAL SAFE PLACES?  EXCLUSIVELY FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE?

    If you are a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer?

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    SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS…

    1600 SEATTLE SCHOOLS ARE SAFE PLACES? FOR EVERYONE?

    Seattle schools are now LGBTQ Safe Places, too

    CHS Capitol Hill Seattle‎ – 9 hours ago

    SPD says the Safe Place program has now reached 1,600 locations across the city.

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    EQUAL ACCESS TO SAFE PLACES AND SIGNAGE?

    IN SEATTLE CITY FACILITIES? AND TARGET RESTROOMS?

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    Target Says Transgender People Can Use The Bathroom …

    www.huffingtonpost.com/…/target-transgender-bath…

    The Huffington Post

    2 days ago – Target Says Transgender People Can Use The Bathroom That Fits Their Gender Identity. “We believe that everyone … deserves to be protected …

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    GAY MAYOR OF SEATTLE  EXECUTIVE ORDER STATES…..

    “CITY FACILITIES “MUST” BE SAFE AND WELCOMING PLACES FOR ALL RESIDENTS.

    TARGET SAYS  “WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE … DESERVES TO BE PROTECTED …

    EVERYONE, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN MUST HAVE EQUAL PROTECTION AND MUST BE SAFE WITH EQUAL ACCESS TO SAFE PLACES  UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS LAW.

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    Seattle mayor signs executive order for men to access …

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/…/seattle-mayorsigns-executive-or
    LifeSite

    Mar 15, 2016 – The west-coast city follows liberal east-coast compatriot New York City in … an executive order that all single-stall women’s bathrooms be used by men, and … “It is so sad that in the name of ‘compassion,’ Mayor Murray is helping to … mayor’s order is based on the confused notion that a person’s gender is a …

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    fortune.com/2016/04/19/target-transgender-bathroom/

    1 day ago – Target to allow transgender shoppers, worker to use bathroom they want, wading into one of the most controversial topics of the day.

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    97 Seattle Starbucks Locations Are Turning Into ‘LGBT Safe …

    www.advocate.com/…/97-seattle-starbucks-locations-are-tu…

    The Advocate

    Nov 13, 2015 – The coffee powerhouse is become more and more LGBT-friendly. Learn more about … Regardless of Red Cups, 97 Seattle Starbucks ARE NOW SAFE SPACES ….

    North Carolina Governor Signs Repeal of LGBT Protections.

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    NO BIG DEAL? TARGET SAYS WHATEVER? WHICHEVER?

    The Minneapolis-based retailer, which has 1,793 stores in the U.S.

    Target Says Transgender People Can Use Whatever …

    21 hours ago – Target said transgender people may use whichever bathroom they … allow transgender individuals to use the restroom that matches what they …

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    The Minneapolis-based retailer, which has 1,793 stores in the U.S.

     released a statement on Tuesday

    Target announces transgender-friendly bathroom policy | NJ

    www.nj.com/…/target_announces_transgender-friendly_bathroo
    NJ.com 13 hours ago – Retailer Target has joined the growing number of corporations allowing people to use restrooms that match their gender identity, the company …

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    THE PROGRESS NEW NORMAL

    If you are a Lesbian, Gay, homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer….

    DO WHATEVER YOU WANT

    TO WHO EVER YOU WANT

    WHERE EVER YOU WANT

    WHEN EVER YOU WANT

    BE WHATEVER YOU THINK

    DO WHAT EVER YOU THINK

    GO WHERE EVER YOU WANT

    DO WHAT  EVER YOU WANT

    WHEN EVER YOU WANT

    DO WHATEVER YOU LIKE

    TO WHO EVER YOU LIKE

    WHERE EVER YOU LIKE

    WHEN EVER YOU LIKE

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    04/21/2016 08:40 am ET | Updated 3 hours ago

     


  • Gender Agenda Coming to a School Near You!

    The Gender Agenda – Coming to a School Near You! | Julie …

    julieroys.com/the-genderagendacoming-to-a-schoolnearyou/

    Oct 14, 2014 – Four years ago, if you had predicted that the end-game of the LGBTQ community was to destroy all gender and sexual boundaries, many would …

    The bottom line….

    Do we say enough is enough – and begin reasserting our voice in this society gone crazy? Our children’s future is at stake. And, to quote one of my heroes, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Posted in Education, Gender/Sexuality, Teens by Julie Roys

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    Researching and documenting is what I do…

    As a concerned American Grandmother, I am shocked and appalled by the following

    Forgive my repetitiveness…

    added for clarity and the understanding of  reasonable American Families.

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    WOW… WHO KNEW ‘GENDER’ DESCRIBES THOSE CHARACTERISTICS OF GIRLS/WOMEN AND BOYS/MEN THAT ARE LARGELY SOCIALLY CREATED

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    NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH BIOLOGICALLY DETERMINED MALE AND FEMALE ‘SEX’

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    OR ‘TRUE’ HERMAPHRODITISM A GENETIC CONDITION IN WHICH AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS …

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    WHO SAID SO…. The World Health Organization
    (3) The biological process of sex determination controls whether the male or female sexual … The issues of gender assignment, gender verification testing, and legal … ‘True’ hermaphroditism is a genetic condition in which affected individuals …

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    What about transgendered people?

    How is expanding the “gender spectrum” working for them?

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well.

    The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide.

    How is the expanded gender spectrum working IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS  for American teenagers and kids?

    Facts and Figures – American Foundation for Suicide …

    https://www.afsp.org/…suici
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    In that year, someone in the U.S. died by suicide every 12.3 minutes on average. … In 2014, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of …

    Suicide Attempts

    No complete count is kept of suicide attempts in the U.S.; however, the CDC gathers data each year from hospitals on non-fatal injuries resulting from self-harm behavior.

    In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, 494,169 people visited a hospital for injuries due to self-harm behavior, suggesting that approximately 12 people harm themselves (not necessarily intending to take their lives) for every reported death by suicide. Together, those harming themselves made an estimated total of more than 650,000 hospital visits related to injuries sustained in one or more separate incidents of self-harm behavior.

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    REMEMBERING THAT  ‘GENDER’ DESCRIBES THOSE CHARACTERISTICS OF GIRLS/WOMEN AND BOYS/MEN THAT ARE LARGELY SOCIALLY CREATED

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings.

    So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

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    Scientific Transgender medical and psychological studies

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well.

    The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide. And apparently, permanently changing their sex doesn’t help either.

    A 2011 Swedish study found that people who undergo sex-change surgery start experiencing increased mental difficulties about 10 years after surgery.

    In fact, their suicide mortality then rises to almost 20 times greater than the comparable non-transgender population!

    A case in point is a Belgian woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery and then last year chose to be euthanized.

    Apparently, the self-hatred that drove her to become a man persisted after her sex change. Just like she couldn’t accept herself as a woman, she couldn’t accept herself as a man, either. “(N)one of these operations worked as desired,” Nathan (born Nancy) Verhelst said. “(W)hen I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new breasts did not match my expectations and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be… a monster. ”

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, people with transgender feelings experience psychological distress because they suffer from “body dysmorphic disorder”: just like someone suffering from bulimia wrongly believes she is fat, so a person with transgender feelings wrongly thinks he or she is a sex that doesn’t correspond to reality.McHugh says most of those who elect to have sex-reassignment surgery describe themselves as “satisfied.”

    However, studies found that “their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have surgery.”

    As a result, Johns Hopkins Hospital has stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery. As McHugh puts it, “producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.”

    Instead, McHugh says, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings.

    So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

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    UNEDITED Full text Oct 14, 2014

    The Gender Agenda – Coming to a School Near You! | Julie …

    Four years ago, if you had predicted that the end-game of the LGBTQ community was to destroy all gender and sexual boundaries, many would have labeled you an extremist on a witch hunt. I know because I made that prediction. And, in response, I received many angry denials from members of a local high school’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). “You seem to believe that the LGBTQ movement wants to spark a gender-reformation. How could one reform a biologically accurate thing? Well, it’s not possible…” Another wrote: “The Gay Straight Alliances have done nothing of the sort… They merely have decided… to show that there are so many beautiful people out there that society has not tolerated for the longest of time.” However, two articles published about a week ago in a suburban Chicago high school newspaper show that’s precisely the LGBTQ movement’s intent. The articles appeared in the Statesman, the tax-payer funded student newspaper of Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, where my husband teaches math. One article entitled, “How vast is the gender spectrum?” argued that limiting gender to male and female is too restrictive. “Nothing is written in black or white,” the article asserted. “In fact, the world is filled with many gray areas. Nowadays, our gender identity is not restricted to two choices: boy or girl.” This is a shocking statement given that Genesis – the foundation for two major world religions – states very clearly in black and white that only two genders exist. Genesis 1:27 states, “God created mankind in his own image… male and female he created them.” Other religions affirm this understanding, as well. In fact, it’s been the established societal view since the beginning of human history. But, in one fell swoop, this article declared this age-old, religious understanding obsolete. And, it asserted this falsehood, not as opinion with attribution, but as fact! A second article in the Statesman further deconstructed traditional and religious sexual mores. When identifying their “sexual orientation,” it encouraged students to think beyond sexual stereotypes – not just heterosexual ones, but homosexual ones too. “I think there are infinite sexual orientations,” a Stevenson student named Cameron said. “There are so many labels. It’s impossible to number them…” Wow. “Infinite sexual orientations”? In my wildest imagination, I could maybe come up with several dozen, but infinite? And, what about the moral legitimacy of these orientations? Cameron went on to say, “There is nothing wrong with however you are. If you like boys, girls, anyone in between, or none of the above, that’s okay.” Seriously? All these infinite orientations are morally acceptable? Is this what they’re teaching students these days? What if you’re attracted to animals? A family member? The dead? (Yes, it exists. It’s called necrophilia.) One has to wonder where students get these ideas. Perhaps, it’s from English teachers like William Fritz, also the GSA faculty advisor. In the article on gender spectrum, he says, “The gender of the person you truly are can be different from (your physical features). We are not a one size fits all species.” One has to wonder how this English teacher came to this epiphany. He offered no evidence to support his claim. In fact, neither article presented any evidence for their wild assertions. They didn’t offer any dissenting opinions either. Instead, they relied solely on LGBTQ activists and their disciples – Mr. Fritz; a staff person with the national GSA; a 17-year-old “gender studies” blogger; and high school students, presumably members of the school’s GSA. Apparently, LGBTQ activists at public schools are getting bolder – and school administrators are affording them special privilege to proselytize openly. Certainly, if a Christian would try to distribute literature at Stevenson explaining the biblical understanding of gender, the administration would immediately shut him down. Yet, here gay activists are given carte blanche to spread their propaganda right in the school-sponsored newspaper! One of the people quoted repeatedly in the article on the gender spectrum is teenage blogger Kathryn Tenbarge. “To break free from conforming stereotypes is a very courageous thing to do,” Tenbarge said. “It means you have reached a level of understanding yourself that most people haven’t.” Really? So, those of us with a Judeo-Christian understanding of sexuality are simply unenlightened? The article concludes, “For now, Fritz, (another student) and Tenbarge agree there is nothing to lose from expanding the strict labels and categories our society tries to squeeze everyone into.” Again, this is just another wild assertion without any basis in fact. With all due respect, how can these self-appointed gender experts know this? To date, the traditional family model has served as the foundation for all Western Civilization. Though many today express disdain for this great civilization, one can’t deny that it’s produced some of the most prosperous and stable societies the world has ever known. But, now we are moving into new territory with unpredictable results. Yet, early indications show that this anything-goes sexuality may have devastating consequences. One woman whose husband left her for his gay lover, and took their children with him, writes in Public Discourse: “Behind the happy façade of many families headed by same-sex couples, we see relationships that are built from brokenness…. I represent hundreds upon thousands of spouses who have been betrayed and rejected.” This is tragic and certainly will have widespread ramifications for the children raised in these devastated homes. But, this is what results when one’s attractions du jour trump marriage vows. The author of the article also notes that “Every same-sex family can only exist by manipulating nature.” Unlike traditional marriage, which naturally produces children, same-sex couples must rely on “assisted reproductive technologies such as surrogacy or sperm donation to have children. Such processes exploit men and women for their reproductive potential, treat children as products to be bought and sold, and purposely deny children a relationship with one or both of their biological parents.” Again tragically, it’s children who suffer.

    But what about transgendered people? How is expanding the “gender spectrum” working for them?

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well. The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide. And apparently, permanently changing their sex doesn’t help either.

    A 2011 Swedish study found that people who undergo sex-change surgery start experiencing increased mental difficulties about 10 years after surgery. In fact, their suicide mortality then rises to almost 20 times greater than the comparable non-transgender population!

    A case in point is a Belgian woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery and then last year chose to be euthanized.

    Apparently, the self-hatred that drove her to become a man persisted after her sex change. Just like she couldn’t accept herself as a woman, she couldn’t accept herself as a man, either. “(N)one of these operations worked as desired,” Nathan (born Nancy) Verhelst said. “(W)hen I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new breasts did not match my expectations and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be… a monster. ”

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, people with transgender feelings experience psychological distress because they suffer from “body dysmorphic disorder”: just like someone suffering from bulimia wrongly believes she is fat, so a person with transgender feelings wrongly thinks he or she is a sex that doesn’t correspond to reality.

    McHugh says most of those who elect to have sex-reassignment surgery describe themselves as “satisfied.”

    However, studies found that “their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have surgery.” As a result, Johns Hopkins Hospital has stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery. As McHugh puts it, “producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.” Interestingly, McHugh reports that controlled and follow-up studies show that 70-80 percent of children with transgender feelings spontaneously lose those feelings as they mature. School counselors should be challenging these students’ false beliefs about themselves. Instead, McHugh says, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings. So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

    Perhaps, this is because the reality that billions throughout the centuries have affirmed is actually true! We do not construct ourselves; God constructs us. And, when our confusion and brokenness leads us to deny our God¬-given gender, we only harm ourselves and those closest to us. Instead of encouraging students to pursue whatever feels right to them, maybe administrators and faculty advisors should be urging them to love and accept the person God created them to be? Unfortunately, students in many of our public schools never hear this common sense, Judeo-Christian view. As these student articles show, it’s simply presumed false or too restrictive. You may think this is happening in only liberal suburban Chicago schools, but it’s everywhere. For example, just last week, the media reported that school administrators in Lincoln, Nebraska – hardly a hotbed of liberalism – instructed teachers to no longer use “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls.” Instead, they told them to use “gender inclusive” terms like “purple penguins.” Seriously – purple penguins! Now that this radical, gender-destroying agenda of the LGBTQ community has been revealed, how should we respond? Do Christians retreat and allow the radicals to distort children’s understanding of their dignity, purpose and God¬-given gender? Do we let high school administrators define our boys and girls as “purple penguins” – and use our taxes to promote propaganda?

    the bottom line…

    Or, do we say enough is enough – and begin reasserting our voice in this society gone crazy? Our children’s future is at stake. And, to quote one of my heroes, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Julie Roys is a Christian speaker, journalist, and host of national talk radio show Up for Debate. Follow Julie on Facebook or Twitter.


  • The Alliance Defending Freedom

    The Alliance Defending Freedom

    Why No School Has to Allow Boys in Girls Locker Rooms

    Nov 6, 2015 – Despite the recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Education against a suburban Chicago high school, no school has to allow boys in girls locker rooms, or vice-versa. That’s according to Matt Sharp, legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF — a group that offers free legal counsel to any school that adopts its policy on transgender issues and gets sued.

    www.christianpost.com › opinion
    The Christian Post

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    What Parents & School Districts Can Do
    Fighting the federal government can be daunting for local school districts. Yet, it’s a fight Sharp insists that local school districts can win. However, if school districts are unwilling to resist the demands of the federal government, Sharp urges parents to call the ADF for help. He said the ADF receives about 20 calls each month from parents upset about their school’s handling of transgender issues, and the organization is eager to help.
    “We realize this is an important battle,” Sharp said. “This is one that is honestly going to shape the future of America. If you get a generation that grows up being told, ‘You can’t have separate facilities for guys and girls . . .,’ What impact is that going to have on everything our country has long believed – that there are biological differences between men and women?”
    ONCE PROPERLY INFORMED, PARENTS THEN NEED TO SHOW UP AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS and inform board members about the law, Sharp said. “They need to be equipped with these other court cases, and findings that federal courts have said you’re not in violation of Title IX if you maintain these separate facilities. We’ve found that to be very effective.”
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    Full text

    Why No School Has to Allow Boys in Girls Locker Rooms

    www.christianpost.com › opinion
    The Christian Post

    Nov 6, 2015 – Despite the recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Education against a suburban Chicago high school, no school has to allow boys in girls locker rooms, or vice-versa. That’s according to Matt Sharp, legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF — a group that offers free legal counsel to any school that adopts its policy on transgender issues and gets sued.

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    “We believe (our policy) is legally sound,” Sharp said. “And, to show you how serious we are, if you adopt our policy and you get sued, the Alliance Defending Freedom is willing to represent you free of charge, so that you’re not out-of-pocket for taking a stand on what is right and what common sense says we ought to do.”
    The ADF advocates separate changing facilities for transgender students and sent its sample policy to Palatine Township High School District 211, where a male student, who identifies as female, is demanding use of the girls locker room.
    The school granted the student access to the girls locker room, but required that he change clothes behind curtains. Now, the Department of Education is citing the school and says it must allow the transgender student complete access to the girls locker room. Sharp says this requirement not only defies natural law; it also defies legal precedent and the intent of Title IX.
    “If you look at what the precedent says, and what the most recent courts looking at this issue have found, it’s that schools can have these separate facilities,” Sharp said. “They can take steps to protect the privacy of their students as the Palatine Township School District is doing here, requiring the (transgender) student to change in a different area or a curtained-off area … all with the goal of protecting the privacy of the females in the locker room.”
    Sharp also noted that Title IX specifically allows schools to “provide separate toilet, locker room, and shower facilities on the basis of sex.” So, the Department of Education has zero basis for saying that the Palatine school is violating Title I
    Courts Support Gender-Specific Locker Rooms
    Given the Education Department’s heavy-handed directives, Sharp said many schools feel they must comply and allow students in opposite-gender facilities.

    However, courts have consistently ruled in favor of schools that require students to use facilities that match their biological gender.
    In March, a Pennsylvania federal court ruled that the University of Pittsburgh did not violate the U.S. Constitution or Title IX when it barred a female student, who identified as male, from using men’s locker rooms and bathrooms.

    Similarly, in September, a federal court in Virginia dismissed a discrimination claim by a female-to-male transgender student who sought access to the male bathrooms at a public high school.

    The court ruled that “[n]ot only is bodily privacy a constitutional right, the need for privacy is even more pronounced in the state educational system. The students are almost all minors, and public school education is a protective environment.”
    Still, the Department of Education is threatening to take away all federal funding from the Palatine Township School District if it doesn’t comply with the department’s directive to allow a transgender student access to the female locker room.

    However, before the federal government can strip the district of funds, it must first win its case in court, Sharp said. Given the clear legal precedent, Sharp predicts that the federal government will lose. He added that the school has not contacted the ADF about representing it.
    An Agenda-Driven Administration (supported by Hillary Clinton)
    If District 211 loses, the Department of Education and the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the transgender student at the school, will likely appeal the decision. Already, both are appealing the Pennsylvania and Virginia federal court opinions.

    Sharp said the Obama Administration is intent on pushing this issue all the way to the Supreme Court.
    “Their goal is for this to be a national thing,” he said, “that every school district in the country is subject to this same requirement – that you can’t have separate facilities, that you’ve got to allow a student to use the bathrooms of the opposite sex simply by claiming to be transgender.”
    This latest push for transgender rights began last year. That’s when the Department of Education issued a document claiming that Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition “extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.
    ” However, in a letter on Transgender Issues, the Alliance Defending Freedom noted that the department’s document is not legally binding. It also noted that the Virginia Court stated in its ruling that the Department of Education lacks the authority to unilaterally redefine Title IX.
    What Parents & School Districts Can Do
    Fighting the federal government can be daunting for local school districts. Yet, it’s a fight Sharp insists that local school districts can win. However, if school districts are unwilling to resist the demands of the federal government, Sharp urges parents to call the ADF for help. He said the ADF receives about 20 calls each month from parents upset about their school’s handling of transgender issues, and the organization is eager to help.
    “We realize this is an important battle,” Sharp said. “This is one that is honestly going to shape the future of America. If you get a generation that grows up being told, ‘You can’t have separate facilities for guys and girls . . .,’ What impact is that going to have on everything our country has long believed – that there are biological differences between men and women?”
    Once properly informed, parents then need to show up at school board meetings and inform board members about the law, Sharp said. “They need to be equipped with these other court cases, and findings that federal courts have said you’re not in violation of Title IX if you maintain these separate facilities. We’ve found that to be very effective.”

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    According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute, four in 10 transgender individuals will try to kill themselves at some point in their life. Yet, as I noted in an article last year, studies also show that 70-80% of children with transgender feelings spontaneously lose those feelings as they mature. This certainly calls into question whether accommodating self-identified transgender students is truly a compassionate course of action or a permanently damaging one.
    “We’re doing a very dangerous experiment with kids and not really sure of the consequences,” Sharp said. “We need to take a step back and make sure we’re not doing more harm than good.”
    To be continued…
    noted in this  article last year, OCT 14, 2014

    The Gender Agenda – Coming to a School Near You! | Julie …

    julieroys.com/the-genderagendacoming-to-a-schoolnearyou/

    Sign up for the newsletter. JR_gender. 14. Oct. 2014. The Gender AgendaComing to a School Near You! Posted in ….. October 16, 2014 at 4:13 am. Reply.
    Posted in Education, Gender/Sexuality, Teens by Julie Roys
    Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/transgender-bathroom-boys-girls-school-obama-education-149350/#gvbjOhddEMlqv5Ko.99


  • Coerced by Federal Bathroom Laws?

    Basic Federal Education and Bathroom Laws

    The feds — specifically, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights — insist that drawing any distinction is sexual discrimination banned by Title IX of the basic federal education law. “The district continues to deny a (self identified?) female student the right to use the girls’ locker room,” charges Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon.

    The feds have given the school 30 days to comply, or face enforcement action.

    COERCED BY FEDERAL BATHROOM LAWS?

    THE FEDS CAN WITHHOLD SIGNIFICANT CASH FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS IF THEY DON’T. THE FEDS HAVE GIVEN THE PALATINE, ILL., HIGH SCHOOL 30 DAYS TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL BATHROOM LAWS, OR FACE ENFORCEMENT ACTION.

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    My comment….
    Jan 10,  2015 THE FEDERAL ACT OF COERCEMENT.
    TO MAKE PUBLIC AMERICAN SCHOOLS, DO SOMETHING BY USING FORCE OR THREATS, FORCE OR THE POWER TO USE FORCE IN GAINING COMPLIANCE, AS BY A GOVERNMENT OR POLICE FORCE.

    “WE THE PEOPLE” MUST HOLD OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FEDERAL AND WA STATE BATHROOM LAWS AND RULES

    AS, NO AMERICAN CITIZEN COULD POSSIBLY BELIEVE THE U.S. CONGRESS OR THE WA STATE LEGISLATORS EVER INTENDED TO CREATE THEM

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    Behind My Back | A WA State Bathroom Rule

    www.behindmyback.org/category/a-wastatebathroom-rule/

    2 days ago – … on wood burning. Category Archives A WA State Bathroom Rule … by Joseph Backholm, FPIW.org | January 6, 2016. Last week, news broke …

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    Dec 26, 2015….

    Washington Quietly Adopts New Transgender Policies

    dailysignal.com/…/washingtonquietly-adopts-new-transgender-bathroo…

    6 days ago – The House passed a reconciliation bill rolling back key provisions of Obamacare. … One day after Christmas, Washington state quietly adopted a set of new … The rules, adopted by the state Human Rights Commission, make it … to use the restroom that is consistent with their gender identity” and in most …

    JANUARY 8, 2016 WA STATE

    Gov. Inslee Won’t Answer Question About Bathroom Rule …

    www.fpiw.org/…/govinsleewontanswerquestion-about-bathroomrule

    3 days ago – FPIW communications director Zach Freeman talked with Gov. Jay Inslee

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    NOVEMBER 3, 2015 THE FEDS — specifically, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S Office for Civil Rights — insist that drawing any distinction is sexual discrimination banned by Title IX of THE BASIC FEDERAL EDUCATION LAW. “The district continues to deny a female student the right to use the girls’ locker room,” charges Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon.

    Federal bureaucrats have no business rewriting the law to deny that reality. Nothing in US law suggests these “trans” rights, AND NO ONE COULD POSSIBLY BELIEVE CONGRESS EVER INTENDED TO CREATE THEM.

    Cultural “progressives” have embraced the transgender-rights agenda, but the public hasn’t. Yes, Americans today are more willing to play along with “I identify as” — BUT NOT TO THE POINT OF PRETENDING SEXUAL ORGANS DON’T EXIST.

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    Uncle Sam’s insane push for transgender rights in school locker rooms

    By Post Editorial Board
    November 3, 2015 | 8:41pm
    Talk about lunatic overreach: The federal Education Department is bullying high schools across America to treat “trans” teens exactly as the sex they “identify” as — all the way up to using the same locker rooms and showers.
    Many schools have knuckled under, since the feds can withhold significant cash if they don’t. But one Illinois district is refusing to go along.
    Mind you, the Palatine, Ill., high school already lets the teen in question play on a girls’ sports team and even change in the same room, but in a curtained-off area. Staff refer to the student as “she,” and so on.
    The feds — specifically, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights — insist that drawing any distinction is sexual discrimination banned by Title IX of the basic federal education law. “The district continues to deny a female student the right to use the girls’ locker room,” charges Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon.
    The feds have given the school 30 days to comply, or face enforcement action.
    Insanity squared:
    This railroads over other students’ privacy rights. However the kid in question “identifies,” that doesn’t change the reality of what others see in that locker room.
    Federal bureaucrats have no business rewriting the law to deny that reality. Nothing in US law suggests these “trans” rights, and no one could possibly believe Congress ever intended to create them.
    Cultural “progressives” have embraced the transgender-rights agenda, but the public hasn’t. Yes, Americans today are more willing to play along with “I identify as” — but not to the point of pretending sexual organs don’t exist.
    Look: The school has gone the extra mile to be accepting. (Is it fair to other players to let a biological male compete in a woman’s sport?) It’s just showing some respect for the views of other students — and their parents.
    The real offender here is the feds, by sending a strong and demeaning message to the rest of those girl athletes: Your privacy and your opinions don’t matter at all.


  • Kilmer on Stop School Shootings

    Kilmer on Stop School Shootings
    Something must have triggered Kilmer’s prompt response with my posting on Oct. 15, 2015.

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    KILMERS bottom line?

    TOTAL ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS FROM JUNE 19, 2014 TO OCTOBER 15, 2015

    THE WORD VICTIMS IS ONLY MENTIONED ONE (1) TIME

    KIDS, CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS ARE MENTIONED ONLY FIVE (5) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN, GUNS AND FIREARMS, ARE MENTIONED TWENTY ONE (21) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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    My response to Rep. Kilmer and his email reply on….

    Behind My Back | Stop School Shootings?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/10/14/stopschoolshootings/

    2 days ago – The “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS” of school shooters has been linked with … said “We must find out why this is happening and a way to stop it.
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    —– Original Message —–
    From: Representative Derek Kilmer
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:05 PM
    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Kilmer’s response on Stop School Shootings (full text below)
    Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:05 PM Kilmer response on Stop School Shootings

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    PLEASE NOTE: THAT IN KILMER’S OCTOBER 15, 2015 RESPONSE,

    KIDS AND CHILDREN, ARE MENTIONED ONLY TWO (2) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN AND GUNS, ARE MENTIONED ELEVEN (11) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN  “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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    Oct. 15, 2015, I received an email reply from Rep. Kilmer on  Stop School Shootings

    This paragraph stands out

    In addition, far more needs to be done TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. Congress should stop its efforts to repeal the nation’s mental health parity law BECAUSE IT SIMPLY MAKES SENSE THAT ILLNESSES ABOVE THE NECK SHOULD BE TREATED THE SAME AS ILLNESSES BELOW THE NECK. More resources must also be provided to adequately treat mental illness and to train and retain mental health professionals.
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    This is my response to Rep. Kilmer

    A treatable physical medical disease is not MENTAL ILLNESS

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    Apr 1, 2015 the Mayo Clinic, has identified the MEDICAL DISEASE.
    as hypogonadism, in which the pre-pubertal male body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone.

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    Erectile dysfunction (ED) low testosterone ( LOW T) in all males and pre-pubertal male is a physically observable, testable, treatable and manageable medical disease.

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    TV ADS  50% of all men over 50 men  are suffering some type of erectile dysfunction (ED) low testosterone ( LOW T) and can’t get an erection, they are treated for the medical disease.

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    Imagine what would happen if the (LOW T) and (ED) men were all denied medical treatment, and they were told by the government

    THAT (LOW T) and (ED) WAS ALL IN THEIR HEAD?

    Hmmm… Using the Kilmer rational that  a PHYSICAL TREATABLE DISEASE below the neck? should be treated the same as an MENTAL ILLNESSES above the neck?
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    October 15, 2015 Kilmer’s response on Stop School Shootings( full text)

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Representative Derek Kilmer
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:05 PM
    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Dear Ms. Hewett,
    Thank you for contacting me about preventing GUN violence. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

    When my wife Jennifer and I drop our KIDS off at school, we want them to be filled with hope and excitement about the day ahead – never with questions about whether they will be safe. That’s what all parents want.

    In the face of a number of tragic shootings, including some in our own region, we know more can and must be done to prevent these tragedies.

    Nothing is more important to me than ensuring the safety of our CHILDREN. I am continuing to push Congress to move forward on commonsense legislation that would keep GUNS out of the hands of felons and those legally prohibited to have GUNS It makes sense to improve and expand the background check system because keeping GUNS out of the hands of felons and the mentally ill will have a real impact on reducing GUN violence.

    Right now, our federal background check system is not utilized for all sales. While licensed dealers are required to conduct background checks on all of their sales, online intrastate sellers and private sellers are not required to conduct background checks. As a consequence, the current federal system leaves a loophole for folks that would otherwise be denied a GUN through licensed sellers – felons, domestic abusers, and those prohibited due to a dangerous mental illness. As a consequence, GUNS are ending up in the wrong hands. We can’t accept that. Too much is at stake.

    One bright spot is that last year the Congress increased resources for our existing background checks system. Despite that, I think there is still more that we can do.

    I am proud to be a cosponsor of H.R. 1217, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act, a bipartisan bill that would require universal background checks — including requiring background checks at GUN shows, on all GUN sales over the internet, and sales through classified advertisements. I believe this legislation is a common sense way to strengthen public safety while protecting the Second Amendment rights of responsible GUN owners.

    While there’s more that needs to be done, Congress can and should move quickly and thoughtfully to keep our neighborhoods and schools safe. I’ll continue to urge House Leadership to bring this bill forward.

    In addition, far more needs to be done to address mental health issues. Congress should stop its efforts to repeal the nation’s mental health parity law because it simply makes sense that illnesses above the neck should be treated the same as illnesses below the neck. More resources must also be provided to adequately treat mental illness and to train and retain mental health professionals.

    Those of us who care about preventing these senseless acts of violence – as parents and as policy makers – are not giving up the fight.

    Thank you for your advocacy and for sharing why preventing GUN violence is important to you. I encourage you to continue to share your views with me on this topic or any other issue. It is an honor to serve as your representative.

    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress
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    DID YOU COUNT THE WORDS IN HIS RESPONSE?

    KIDS AND CHILDREN, ARE MENTIONED ONLY TWO (2) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN AND GUNS, ARE MENTIONED ELEVEN (11) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL  “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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    June 19, 2014 Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill” full text
    Posted on June 19, 2014 12:38 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment
    Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill” (full text at bottom)

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    PLEASE NOTE: THAT IN KILMER’S  JUNE 19, 2014 RESPONSE,

    THE WORD VICTIMS IS ONLY MENTIONED ONE (1) TIME

    KIDS, CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS ARE MENTIONED ONLY THREE (3) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN, GUNS AND FIREARMS, ARE MENTIONED TEN (10) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN  “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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    My JUNE 19, 2014 comment on Derek Kilmer’s response to Pills that kill?
    CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO CONNECT? INVESTIGATE? AND ACT ON THE
    INCREASE IN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS LINKED TO ANTIDEPRESSANT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
    More than 60 school shootings among and more than 4,800 violent attacks have been linked to psychiatric drugs.
    While in the wake to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre most of the debate has centered around gun control, perhaps more of the debate should be focused on the mood altering drugs that people are being given as more than 60 school shootings among and more than 4,800 violent attacks have been linked to PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS.
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    INDEED, CONGRESS HAS FAILED AND FAILED AND FAILED
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    Snippet from Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill”
    It’s been over a year since the tragedy in Newtown, unfortunately Congress still hasn’t made enough progress on legislation that would keep our sons and daughters safe. THUS FAR, CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO MAKE PROGRESS ON MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING. It has FAILED to make progress on school safety. And it has FAILED to make any progress in the effort to make sure firearms don’t end up in the hands of felons or PEOPLE WITH DANGEROUS MENTAL ILLNESS.
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    INDEED, THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ARE FOCUSING ON FURTHER FIREARMS BANS OR RESTRICTIONS ARE CLEARLY FOCUSING ON THE WRONG ISSUE AND ASKING THE WRONG QUESTIONS.
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    In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided SSRI antidepressants
    MUST CARRY A BLACK BOX WARNING THAT THE DRUG CAN CAUSE SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.
    BUT WHAT ABOUT VIOLENCE AND HOMICIDAL TENDENCIES?
    Despite mounting evidence that antidepressants and certain other drugs can induce violent behavior and has led to the tragic death of spouses, family members and friends,
    THE FDA HAS DONE NOTHING TO WARN OR CURB THE USE OF SUCH DRUGS.
    Should Antidepressants Carry Black Box Warning for Homicidal Tendencies?
    June 19, 2014
    http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/increase-in-school-shootings-linked-to-antidepressant-prescription-drugs/
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    INDEED, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE ? CONGRESS HAS FAILED AND FAILED AND FAILED….
    AND, CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO HISTORICALLY CONNECT? INVESTIGATE? AND ACT ON
    THE June 1st, 1993 ANALYSIS OF THE LEGAL ISSUES SURROUNDING THE FORCED USE OF RITALIN
    HERE WE ARE 21 YEARS LATER, June 19, 2014
    http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/increase-in-school-shootings-linked-to-antidepressant-prescription-drugs/
    WHO FORCED THE USE OF RITALIN ON AMERICAN SCHOOL CHILDREN?
    BETWEEN 1970 AND 1981
    http://ablechild.org/1993/06/01/an-analysis-of-the-legal-issues-surrounding-the-forced-use-of-ritalin/
    [FN61]. See Barkley, supra note 1, at 189 (ALSO NOTING A 400% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN TAKING STIMULANT DRUGS BETWEEN 1970 AND 1981).
    1969
    [FN128]. Id. at 574. “[These] young people do not ‘shed their constitutional rights’ at the school house door.” Id. (quoting Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Community Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503, 506 (1969)).
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    IT IS THE IDEOLOGY OF DRUGGING, THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE CAN AND SHOULD BE CHEMICALLY MANAGED, AND THAT REPRESENTS THE MOST PERVASIVE IMPOSITION ON PERSONAL LIBERTY AND THE MOST DANGEROUS EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY
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    http://ablechild.org/1993/06/01/an-analysis-of-the-legal-issues-surrounding-the-forced-use-of-ritalin/
    The question of dependency on [drugs such as Ritalin] quickly turns from a medical INTO A POLITICAL QUESTION whose very definition involves not merely the psychological state of the patient but also the social and political impositions of the society and ITS INSTITUTIONS . . . .
    [I]n all such cases of liberty, this one has implications for every member of the population, not merely those who are chemically incarcerated. . . .IT IS THE IDEOLOGY OF DRUGGING, THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE CAN AND SHOULD BE CHEMICALLY MANAGED, AND THAT REPRESENTS THE MOST PERVASIVE IMPOSITION ON PERSONAL LIBERTY AND THE MOST DANGEROUS EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY.
    The . . . counterargument that a certain drug isn’t hurting a certain child . . . and that one should not sacrifice his well-being to some political abstraction, is itself a disguised political argument in defense of the standards that determine his . . . success.
    THE ARGUMENT SEEMS TO PROVE THAT WHILE THE CHILD MAY NOT BECOME DEPENDENT ON THE DRUG, THOSE WHO RECOMMEND AND DEFEND IT ALREADY ARE.
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    INDEED, THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ARE FOCUSING ON FURTHER FIREARMS BANS OR RESTRICTIONS ARE CLEARLY FOCUSING ON THE WRONG ISSUE AND ASKING THE WRONG QUESTIONS.
    Indeed, who is responsible? Congress has failed and failed and failed….
    The congressional investigation and debate should be focused on the mood altering drugs that people are being given as more than 60 school shootings among and more than 4,800 violent attacks have been linked to PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS.
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    Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill”
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    Dear Ms. Hewett,
    Thank you for contacting me about preventing GUN violence. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the VICTIMS and their families of the tragedies that have recently rattled the West Coast in Isla Vista, Portland, and in our state at Seattle Pacific University.
    When my wife Jennifer and I drop our KIDS off at school, we want them to be filled with hope and excitement about the day ahead – never with questions about whether they will be safe. That’s what all parents want.
    It’s been over a year since the tragedy in Newtown, and unfortunately Congress still hasn’t made enough progress on legislation that would keep our SONS AND DAUGHTERS safe. Thus far, Congress has failed to make progress on mental health funding. It has failed to make progress on school safety. And it has failed to make any progress in the effort to make sure FIREARMS don’t end up in the hands of felons or people with dangerous mental illness.
    I find this incredibly disappointing – not simply as a member of Congress who has been fighting to move forward on each of these issues, but as a dad.
    But I’m not willing to give up.
    Nothing is more important to me than ensuring the safety of our CHILDREN. Congress still must find ways to move forward on commonsense legislation to keep GUNS out of the hands of felons and people with dangerous mental illness. It’s estimated that 40 percent of GUN owners don’t go through a background check when purchasing a GUN. As a consequence, GUNS are ending up in the wrong hands. We can’t accept that. Too much is at stake.
    One bright spot is that the House recently passed a strong bipartisan amendment to increase resources for our existing background checks system. Despite that, I think there is still more that we can do.
    I am proud to be a cosponsor of H.R. 1565, a bipartisan bill that would require universal background checks – including requiring background checks at GUN shows, on all GUN sales over the internet, and sales through classified advertisements. I believe this legislation is a common sense way to strengthen public safety while protecting the Second Amendment rights of responsible GUN owners.
    While there’s more that needs to be done, Congress can and should move quickly and thoughtfully to keep our neighborhoods and schools safe. I’ll continue to urge House Leadership to bring this bill forward.
    Those of us who care about preventing GUN violence – as parents and as policy makers – are not giving up the fight.
    Thank you for your advocacy and for sharing why preventing GUN violence is important to you. I am honored to serve as your representative.
    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress
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    KILMERS bottom line?
    TOTAL ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS FROM JUNE 19, 2014 TO OCTOBER 15, 2015

    KILMERS bottom line?

    TOTAL ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS FROM JUNE 19, 2014 TO OCTOBER 15, 2015

    THE WORD VICTIMS IS ONLY MENTIONED ONE (1) TIME

    KIDS, CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS ARE MENTIONED ONLY FIVE (5) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN, GUNS AND FIREARMS, ARE MENTIONED TWENTY ONE (21) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    I THOUGHT CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE THE PRIORITY IN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

    INDEED, THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ARE FOCUSING ON FURTHER FIREARMS BANS OR RESTRICTIONS ARE CLEARLY FOCUSING ON THE WRONG ISSUES


  • Stop School Shootings?

    Stop School Shootings?
    Always bring the bottom line to the top
    This is a matter of life and death, these are our children. They are suffering, and their lives will be forever changed

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    Mayo Clinic, Apr 1, 2015 the DISEASE is hypogonadism in which the pre-pubertal male body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone.

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    Physical Symptoms of the “DISEASE” that been causal, in association, in school shootings, has been shown in many, but not all, to be significant.

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    MAYO CLINIC

    WHEN TO SEE A (MEDICAL) DOCTOR
    SEE A DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE “ANY SYMPTOMS” OF MALE HYPOGONADISM(DISEASE).

    ESTABLISHING THE CAUSE of hypogonadism (DISEASE) is an important first step TO GETTING APPROPRIATE TREATMENT for the (DISEASE).

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    SINCE 2012 SEP-OCT
    The “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS” of school shooters has been linked with the DISEASE.
    The symptoms of constitutional delay of growth and puberty (CDGP)

    1. INCOMPETENCE
    2. VULNERABILITY
    3. IMPAIRED SELF-ESTEEM
    4. RELUCTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES
    4. SOCIAL ISOLATION
    5. IMPAIRED ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
    6. SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND
    7. DISRUPTIVE AND SUICIDE BEHAVIOR
    (reality check, suicides in Marysville and Oregon)

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    Apr 1, 2015 Mayo Clinic (In fact) until now the most common reason behind treating these adolescents is “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS” experienced by the child or his parents.
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    UNTIL NOW Oct. 14, 2015? We must demand medical treatment for “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS”
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    Physical Symptoms of the (DISEASE) in Puberty
    By Mayo Clinic Staff
    Hypogonadism can begin during fetal development, before puberty or during adulthood. Signs and symptoms depend on when the condition develops.

    PUBERTY
    Male hypogonadism may delay puberty or cause incomplete or lack of normal development.
    It can cause:
    Decreased development of muscle mass
    Lack of deepening of the voice
    Impaired growth of body hair
    IMPAIRED GROWTH OF THE PENIS AND TESTICLES
    Excessive growth of the arms and legs in relation to the trunk of the body
    Development of breast tissue (gynecomastia)

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    PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS? PLUS PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS? EXPERIENCED BY THE CHILD? CAUSED BY A PHYSICAL DISEASE?

    Oct. 14, 2015 Why bother with medical diagnosis, medical management and medical treatment of A DISEASE IN PUBERTY, the constitutional delay of growth in puberty and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism?

    AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION….

    LEFT UN-DIAGNOSED AND UNTREATED IN A PRE-PUBERTAL MALE?

    WHY BOTHER WITH SCHOOL SHOOTERS?

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    Mayo Clinic Apr 1, 2015 (in fact) testosterone (t) replacement therapy can be used to induce pubertal development, accelerate growth
    AND, (in fact) RELIEVE the “psychosocial complaints” of the adolescents.

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    JULY, 14, 2001 A PRESCRIBED COURSE OF MEDICAL TREATMENT

    MUCH EARLIER? 2001… OR FOURTEEN YEARS LATER 2015?

    For the distress boys often suffer because of their lack of growth and pubertal progression that can affect their school performance and social relationships.
    ABSTRACT (in fact) Typical sex steroid treatments to induce puberty in boys with CDGP include testosterone (T) enanthate, T undecanoate, mixed T esters, T transdermal patches, and oxandrolone p.o.
    PROVIDED A SHORT-COURSE LOW-DOSE DEPOT T I.M. AS AN EFFECTIVE, PRACTICAL, SAFE, WELL TOLERATED, AND INEXPENSIVE REGIMEN.
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    October 24, 2014 – Marysville-Pilchuck High School 10:39 am – Marysville, Washington. Freshman Jaylen Fryberg 15, shoots five people in the school cafeteria, killing one. A second victim dies of her injuries two days later; a third dies on October 31st. Fryberg dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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    Herman Williams a Tulalip tribal executive,
    said “We must find out why this is happening and a way to stop it.”
    These are our children. They are suffering, and their lives will be forever changed.
    “OUR PRIORITY IS NOW ON OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. ”
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    May 3, 2010 (in fact) PUBERTY that arrives “EARLIER OR LATER” in adolescent boys relative to their peers can trigger chemicals that are related to ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR.
    CONCLUSIONS: there is a LINK between t, dht and externalizing behavior in male adolescents AT RISK FOR PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. due to the findings of HIGHEST androgen levels in boys with persistent externalizing behavior, a role of androgens in the development of disruptive or LATER ANTISOCIAL DISORDERS can be hypothesized.
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    On June 10, 2014, The 26-year-old gunman who fatally shot nine people at an Oregon community college last week killed himself. including his infamous copy cat act of ISIS killing Christians.

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    INDEED, ALL OF THESE VICTIMS ARE SOMEBODY’S CHILD

    They are suffering, and their lives will be forever changed
    “We must find out why this is happening and a way to stop it.”
    “OUR PRIORITY IS NOW ON OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. ”
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    WHY IS “GUN CONTROL” THE FIRST AND ONLY PRIORITY FOR U.S. LIBERALS ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS?
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    WHAT SHOULD BE THE FIRST NATIONAL PRIORITY FOR PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, INCLUDING THE SHOOTERS THAT COMMIT SUICIDE?

    PREVENTION IS WORTH….

    1. SEE A DOCTOR IF YOUR SON, STUDENT, HAS “ANY SYMPTOMS” OF MALE HYPOGONADISM (DISEASE)
    2. ESTABLISHING THE CAUSE OF HYPOGONADISM (DISEASE) IS AN IMPORTANT FIRST STEP
    3. TO GETTING APPROPRIATE MEDICAL TREATMENT for the (DISEASE).

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    Mayo Clinic Apr 1, 2015 (in fact) testosterone (t) replacement therapy can be used to induce pubertal development, accelerate growth
    AND BECAUSE, THE MAYO CLINIC THERAPY CAN (in fact) RELIEVE the “psychosocial complaints” of the adolescents….

    THAT ARE CAUSED BY THE DISEASE…
    THAT CAUSE “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS”DISORDERS….
    THAT ARE CAUSAL IN THE SCHOOL SHOOTERS….
    IN THE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS…
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    BOTTOM LINE ….
    BECAUSE, This is a matter of life and death. These are our children. They are suffering, and their lives will be forever changed

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    Because, the only liberal national priority, to STOP SCHOOL SHOOTING is “GUN CONTROL”


  • 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.


  • Senator Cantwell on Public Education

    Senator Cantwell on Public Education
    I sent two comments on public education to my federally elected representatives
    Senators Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell and Representative Derek Kilmer.

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    Testing Revolt In Washington State
    Posted on September 9, 2015 10:33 am by Pearl Rains Hewett
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    Common Core Education vs. Charter Schools
    Posted on September 6, 2015 12:14 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment
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    Snippet from Senator Maria Cantwells’ robo response OFFICE

    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. I am heartened that THE SENATE PASSED THE EVERY CHILD ACHIEVES ACT, which offers an opportunity for real progress in our nation’s K-12 schools.
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    Is Senator Maria Cantwell supporting concerned Parents and Grandparents?
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    The Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177)

    You can read this 5 PAGE Government DOCUMENT…

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    The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
    www.help.senate.gov/…/The_Every_Child_Achieves…
    United States Senate
    1. The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. TITLE I –. Lets states develop accountability systems – The bill ends the federal test-based accountability system of No …

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    Or, you can read.

    The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) a 792 page Government document
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    OR… You can read it below or download …

    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.

     

    No Child Left Behind Rewrite Will Drive a National Education Agenda The following is a nonexhaustive list of fatal problems with the bill.
    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.
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    One response …. From: the robo response Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 9:09 AM
    Subject: From the Office of Senator Cantwell

    Dear Ms. Hewett,
    Thank you for contacting me about elementary and secondary education. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

    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. As you may know, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the federal government’s comprehensive K-12 education law. This bill now heads to a conference committee where conferees will reconcile the differences between this bill and the House-passed Student Success Act (H.R.5).

    The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) makes a number of important changes to some of No Child Left Behind’s most onerous provisions. ECAA repeals adequate yearly progress (AYP), giving states the responsibility of developing their own goals and test-based accountability systems. This is especially important in Washington since the U.S. Department of Education revoked our state’s waiver, resulting in Washington losing flexibility over how to use crucial federal funding. The Every Child Achieves Act ends states’ needs for waivers and restores power over low-performing schools to the states.

    This bill also includes a new grant program to encourage states to improve high-quality early education. There is clear and convincing science that early childhood education plays an important role in preparing students to succeed in kindergarten and throughout their school career. In March, I signed a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions urging significant new investments in quality early learning programs as part of a reauthorization of ESEA, and I am pleased that this bill includes a provision to expand access for early childhood education.

    The Every Child Achieves Act also includes a dedicated funding stream to support partnerships between schools, businesses, universities, and non-profit organizations to support student achievement and teacher training in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects. I am a strong supporter of these partnerships and was a cosponsor of legislation that created this program in 2001. I am especially pleased that this reauthorization contains a provision that places an emphasis on increasing access to STEM subjects for women, minority students, low-income students, and other groups that are frequently underrepresented in STEM careers. I strongly believe STEM education is critical to keeping American students competitive in the 21st century.

    Unfortunately, there are a number of proposals that I supported on the Senate floor that did not receive enough votes for inclusion in this bill. One of these was an amendment offered by Senator Al Franken (D-MN) that I cosponsored. This provision is aimed at prohibiting discrimination against students based on sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and holding schools accountable for ignoring both discrimination and harassment. I have been a longtime supporter of this proposal, known as the Student Non-Discrimination Act, and am disappointed that the full Senate failed to adopt it.

    I also supported a number of amendments that would strengthen accountability in the underlying bill. While it is important that states have the power to set their own goals and design plans for improvement that fit their unique needs, there should be guardrails in place to ensure that states do not ignore chronically failing student subgroups or extremely low-performing schools. It is my hope that the need for increased accountability will be appropriately addressed in the conference committee.

    I have deep concerns about the House-passed ESEA reauthorization bill, the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). This bill contains a provision known as Title I portability that would allow federal dollars to follow students to any school district and any school. Portability would drive resources away from high-poverty districts and schools, devastating the schools where these funds are most needed. I strongly opposed proposals to adopt portability in the Every Child Achieves Act, which failed to receive enough votes for inclusion.

    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. I am heartened that the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act, which offers an opportunity for real progress in our nation’s K-12 schools. It is my hope that the bipartisan effort we have seen throughout the crafting and consideration of this bill thus far will continue in the conference committee.
    Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

    Sincerely,
    Maria Cantwell
    United States Senator
    For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at
    http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/

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    Another response….From: the robo response Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 9:09 AM
    Subject: From the Office of Senator Cantwell

    Dear Ms. Hewett,
    Thank you for contacting me regarding charter schools. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

    A quality public education is at the core of the American promise of opportunity and equality for all. Providing a free education to every child, regardless of ethnicity, religion, social background, or ability, is one of our government’s most important responsibilities and one that should not be taken lightly. As you know, charter schools are publicly funded, independently-managed schools that operate under nonprofit organizations. Currently, 42 states and the District of Columbia have charter schools.

    On September 4, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that Washington’s charter school law violates the state constitution, which states public school funds may only be used to support “common schools.” In this decision, the Court voted that charter schools are not “common schools” because they are run by appointed boards or nonprofit organizations, and therefore not subject to local control and accountability.

    This ruling strikes down Washington’s charter schools law, which passed in November 2012 when Washington voters approved Initiative 1240. This initiative created the nine-member Washington State Charter School Commission, which manages and oversees Washington’s charter school system. Since its establishment in 2013, the commission has approved nine charter schools across the state. On September 9, the commission announced it would no longer continue to operate.

    This issue is under the purview of the Washington state government, I recommend that you contact your state representative or state senator to express your views by calling the Washington State Legislative Hotline at 800-562-6000 or through the legislature’s website at http://www.leg.wa.gov. However, should this matter be considered by the United States Senate, please rest assured that I will keep your views in mind.
    Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

    Sincerely,
    Maria Cantwell
    United States Senator

    For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at
    http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/
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    My bottom line comment…….
    AS PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS
    We HAD NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND and we have NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE
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    AND, NOW WE HAVE  A NEW 792 page FEDERAL ACT (LAW).
    The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) is 122 pages (20%) longer than No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
    AND, WE AS CONCERNED AMERICAN, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS, STILL HAVE NO CHILD LEFT OUTSIDE OF FEDERALLY CONTROLLED PUBLIC EDUCATION.
     — hardly a move in the right direction.
    Question is? what are we, AS CONCERNED PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS,  going to do about it?