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  • Einstein Wonderful Learning in School

    Albert Einstein, (1879 – 1955)

    “BEAR IN MIND THAT THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU LEARN IN YOUR SCHOOLS ARE THE WORK OF MANY GENERATIONS. ALL THIS IS PUT IN YOUR HANDS AS YOUR INHERITANCE IN ORDER THAT YOU MAY RECEIVE IT, HONOR IT, ADD TO IT, AND ONE DAY FAITHFULLY HAND IT ON TO YOUR CHILDREN.”

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    AMERICAN PARENTS AND CHILDREN HAVE A PROBLEM

    The Federal Takeover of Education: From LBJ to Common Core

    Sept 20, 2016  BEAR IN MIND THAT THE DEPLORABLY NEGATIVE  THINGS OUR CHILDREN ARE LEARNING IN AMERICA’S PUBLIC  SCHOOLS ARE THE WORK OF MANY GENERATIONS. AND THE AD COUNCIL 2012-2016

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    Sept 20, 2016  WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

    I Learned a Lot in School Today

     LEARNED FROM THE AD COUNCIL 2012-2016

    INDEED, Parents have a very difficult time getting elected politicians to change bad laws

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    Today in school I LEARNED a lot

    In Chemistry I LEARNED that no one likes me

    In English I LEARNED that I’m am disgusting

    And In Physics I  LEARNED that I am a looser

    Today in school

    I LEARNED that I am ugly and useless

    And In Gym I LEARNED that I’m  pathetic and a  joke

    In History I LEARNED that I am trash

    Today in History I LEARNED I have no friends

    Today English  I LEARNED that I make people sick

    At lunch I sit alone because I smell

    In Biology I LEARNED that I am fat and stupid

    And in Math I LEARNED that I am trash

    The only thing I didn’t learn is why no one helps

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    SOLUTION TO THIS DEPLORABLE LEARNING PROBLEM?

    The Federal Takeover of Education: From LBJ to Common Core

    ELECT DONALD J. TRUMP PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 

    “ELIMINATE COMMON CORE” NO MORE PROBLEM.


  • “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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  • 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.


  • 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


  • Union Strikers Teach by Example

    Union Strikers Teach by Example

    UNION TEACHERS STRIKES ARE ILLEGAL IN THE STATE OF WA.

    ILLEGAL STRIKING UNION TEACHERS ARE TEACHING OUR SCHOOL KIDS HOW TO GET WHAT THEY WANT BY BREAKING THE LAW

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    WHAT DO THEY WANT? WHEN DO THEY WANT IT? “NOW”

    “NOW” is always the day public school was supposed to start.

    Sep 8, 2015 – Seattle teachers are on strike Wednesday, which was supposed to be the first day of school.

    SO ABOUT 5,000 TEACHERS WENT ON OUT ON THEIR ILLEGAL STRIKE.

    Sep 9, 2015 – SOMEBODY ASKED… Should a judge weigh in on Seattle’s teachers strike, decades of trial court … consistently agreed: It’s illegal for teachers to strike in Washington.

    IN SPITE OF THE FACT, THAT UNION SCHOOL STRIKES ARE ILLEGAL IN THE STATE OF WA.

    ASK YOURSELF ….

    WHY NO SEATTLE JUDGE BOTHERED TO RULE THAT STRIKING TEACHERS IN SEATTLE WERE IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. NO JUDGE IN SEATTLE SAID HE WOULD FINE THE UNION $2,000 A DAY IF TEACHERS DIDN’T GO BACK TO WORK?

    AND ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS

    WHY  IS  THIS UNION STRIKE AGAINST WA STATE LAW?

    WHY IS DISTURBING THE PEACE AGAINST THE LAW?

    DISTURBING THE PEACE OF THE OTHER PARTY OR OF ANY CHILD? THE ILLEGAL  UNION TEACHERS STRIKE DISTURBED THE PEACE OF 53,000 SCHOOL STUDENTS.

    OF THE OTHER PARTY, PARENTS OF 53,000 STUDENTS LEFT SCRAMBLING FOR CHILD CARE, MISSING WORK, AND INCOME, HOW COULD THIS  ILLEGAL SEATTLE TEACHER STRIKE BE DISTURBING THE PEACE.

    WHY IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AGAINST THE LAW?  one which affects equally the rights of an ENTIRE COMMUNITY or neighborhood.

    HOW COULD ABOUT 5000 UNION PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS PICKETED AT ALL 97 SEATTLE SCHOOLS BE A PUBLIC NUISANCE.  THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CANCELED CLASSES FOR A FIFTH DAY TUESDAY. DISTRICT … PARENTS OF 53,000 STUDENTS MISSED WORK, AND INCOME, AND SCRAMBLE FOR CHILD CARE AMID THE SEATTLE TEACHER ILLEGAL STRIKE.

    AND ASK YOURSELF AGAIN

    WHY  IS THIS UNION STRIKE  AGAINST WA STATE LAW?

    TO PREVENT THE UTTER AND TOTAL CHAOS CAUSED BY THE  5000 STRIKING SCHOOL  TEACHERS, AT ALL 97 SEATTLE SCHOOLS THAT DISRUPTED THE LIVES OF 53,000 STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS.

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    HOW DO UNION SCHOOL TEACHERS GET WHAT THEY WANT?
    What do we want? More money! When do we want it? Now!
    https://cogitateit.wordpress.com/…/what-do-we-want-more-money-when-…
    Jun 17, 2015 – we all want to see more kids in great schools. I think everyone can sign up to that. IDEALLY THE WAY WE WOULD MAKE THIS HAPPEN IS TO MAKE SURE …

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    WITH “PREMEDITATED ILLEGAL UNION STRIKE” Teachers teaching our school kids by example, think out or plan (an action, especially a crime) beforehand.
    It will be seen that an essential ingredient of that offense is “premeditated … THE TEE SHIRTS WERE PRINTED AND THE STRIKE SIGNS WERE READY.

    UNION EDUCATORS JUST WANT AN 18% PAY HIKE OVER THREE YEARS.

    UNION SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE DETERMINED TO STAY OUT OF THE CLASSROOMS UNTIL THEY GET THE PAY RAISE THAT THEY WANT

    SO, ABOUT 5,000 TEACHERS CONTINUED THEIR ILLEGAL STRIKE UNTIL FRIDAY SEPT 18, 2015 .

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    DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS?

    AFTER ALL, GOOD, GOD FEARING, LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, FAMILIES, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS HAVE SPENT A LIFETIME TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN TO RESPECT AND OBEY THE LAW.

    Let’s be clear: Teacher strikes are illegal in Washington. They are not allowed under state law.

    GOOD LORD, MR. FORD….
    PROFOUNDLY BAD UNION PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS DID STRIKE WITH ILLEGAL PREMEDITATION AND AND WERE  ALLOWED TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN, BY THEIR STRIKING EXAMPLE.

    BECAUSE THEY GOT WHAT THEY WANTED BY BREAKING THE LAW

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    INDEED, I DO OBJECT TO MY FAMILY, GRANDCHILDREN,  AND GREAT GRAND CHILDREN BEING EDUCATED/UNIONIZED  BY THE ILLEGAL ACTIONS OF UNIONS AND UNION SCHOOL TEACHERS.
    1. HOW UNIONS PLAN TO GET WHAT THEY WANT
    2. HOW UNIONS PLAN TO GET WHAT THEY WANT WHEN THEY WANT IT
    3. HOW UNIONS PLAN TO BREAK THE LAW
    4. HOW UNION PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS “DO” BREAK THE LAW
    5. HOW UNION PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS “DO” WHAT THEY WANT
    6. AND, HOW UNION PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS “DO” GET AWAY WITH IT

    AND, THE JUDGE ALLOWED THE UNION TO GET EXACTLY WHAT IT WANTED BY BREAKING WA STATE LAW.

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    WHAT DO WE WANT? WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW

    EXACTLY WHAT ANY  GOOD, GOD FEARING, LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, FAMILIES, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS WOULD WANT AFTER  SPENDING A LIFETIME TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN TO RESPECT AND OBEY THE LAW.

    JUDGES  THAT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION AGAINST PUBLIC SCHOOL UNIONS AND  TEACHERS THAT  STRIKE IN THE VIOLATION OF LAW.

    TO PREVENT THE UTTER AND TOTAL CHAOS CAUSED BY THE  5000 ILLEGALLY STRIKING UNION SCHOOL  TEACHERS, AT ALL 97 SEATTLE SCHOOLS THAT DISRUPTED THE LIVES OF 53,000 STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS.

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    A JUDGE LIKE THE ONE IN KELSO.THAT SAID CRIME DOESN’T PAY AND IF YOU BREAK THE LAW I’LL KICK YOUR BUTT.
    Judge holds striking Kelso teachers in contempt | The …
    www.seattletimes.com/…/judge-holds-striking-kelso-tea…
    The Seattle Times
    Sep 25, 2015 – A judge ruled that striking teachers in Kelso are in contempt of court. The strike … the judge said he would fine the union $2,000 a day if teachers don’t go back to work. .
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  • Educations Most Onerous Provisions

    Educations Most Onerous Provisions

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

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

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

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    EMPHASIZING THE OUTCOMES OF TEACHING COMMON CORE CURRICULUM AND LEARNING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Read this  complete unedited document verifying the above comments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • My Response to Cantwell on Public Education

    My Response to Cantwell on Public Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Common sense Basic Education  READING,  WRITING AND ARITHMETIC…

    FORGET COMMON CORE… FORGET THE NEW MATH…

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

    STOP CRYING.. AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    to be continued….
    Educations Most Onerous Provisions?

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

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