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  • 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?

  • Enchanted? Cantwell Draws Contempt

    Contempt for her “ROBO RESPONSE” on saving the OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK HISTORIC ENCHANTED VALLEY CHALET

    Too Bad, So Sad,  The WILD Environment Comes First

    Playing the WAITING GAME? (waiting for the river to take it)

     SHE sincerely regret the delayed response?

    Indeed,  SHE will continue to monitor the situation closely.

    (waiting for the river to take it)

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    Cantwells Response to Saving The Chalet – Look familiar? What a pathetic reply.If you haven’t received yours yet here’s a sneak peak at what you’ll get.

    This infectious woman has already affected 2 million acres in our state alone. I wonder if this includes what she’s given to the tribes?

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    The Enchanted Valley Chalet is a national treasure not a Democrat or only a Washington state treasure.  Maria Cant-do-well is just espousing the Party line.  Besides the Democrats she is represent Gaia and the UN and maybe Seattle, she is not representing the people of the Peninsula or the rest of the State.  All Senators and Representatives of other areas who might be responsive need to be petitioned.

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    Sadly, predictably, pathetic!  

    My latest thoughts on the Chalet.  “Olympic National Park does not deserve to be the caretaker of such a treasure”.

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     Is Queen Bee of the  “in the future”  going to wait another 9 years to find an “opportunity to consider  this issue”?   

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    “We the people” believe Senator Maria Cantwell  has a  responsibility to

    “We The People”  and SHE IS 

    CHARGED WITH PROTECTING ALL OF OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK’S PRICELESS RESOURCES, including  THE HISTORIC national treasure, The Enchanted Valley Chalet.

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    WOW Contempt for

    Senator Maria Cantwell’s  (slap in the face ) BRAGGING RIGHTS

    SHE has worked tirelessly preserve the WHAT? She introduced the ROADLESS CONSERVATION ACT TO PROTECT TWO MILLION  ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND FROM WHAT?

    An estimated 5 million AMERICAN off-road recreational vehicles–motorcycles, minibikes, trial bikes, snowmobiles, dune-buggies, all-terrain vehicles, and others (estimate 1977).

    WHILE  WHAT? WHILE BOOSTING RECREATION AND THE ECONOMY?

    The economic benefits of outdoor recreation in 2011 (including off-road motorized recreation) included $645.6 billion in consumer spending, nationwide.

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    ONP Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum has to take the LOCAL heat.

    “The National Park Service is charged with protecting all of Olympic National Park’s priceless resources, from historic structures like the chalet

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    Politically correct ONP strategy  of  the WAITING GAME? (waiting for the river to take it)

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    Expedited Environmental Analysis Underway for Short-Term Action at Enchanted Valley

    The EA will be released for an expedited public comment period within the next few weeks.

     

     


  • Kilmer on H.R. 3080

    Thank you for contacting me about H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Representative Derek Kilmer
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:03 AM
    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Dear Pearl Rains,

    Thank you for contacting me about H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

    Historically, every two years Congress has passed legislation that authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out projects that maintain and develop navigable channels and waterways infrastructure and support flood and storm damage restoration. Unfortunately, Congress hasn’t passed this legislation since 2007.

    Let me take a second to explain why this is important.

    The maritime industry is a vital part of our community. With 75 port districts – the largest locally controlled public port system in the world – Washington State plays an important part in securing U.S. imports and exports. Our ports handle 7% of the U.S. export business and 6% of the imports business – a critical piece of our national economy, and an important part of our state economy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports our ports and waterways to ensure the movement of people and cargo continues and goes smoothly.

    Rep. Bill Shuster (Penn.) has introduced H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The bill’s primary focus is on making these critical investments. That said, I have heard concerns from folks in our region that components of the legislation may streamline the environmental review process under the the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other important environmental laws that protect endangered species, public safety, and the environment. Some have expressed concerns that provisions of the bill may lead the Corps to finalize a project study before a full analysis of the impacts, benefits, and different approaches. What’s more, I want to make sure provisions in WRRDA allow the public to have a voice.

    Our nation faces water resource challenges, including severe flooding, droughts, and coastal storms. The next WRRDA needs to help restore the ecosystem and rebuild and repair infrastructure damaged by natural disasters. It must also protect the environment, people, and wildlife. These efforts are vital to a healthy national economy and promoting job growth. I am hopeful that we can do right by our economy and our environment.

    This legislation was passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on September 19, 2013. I will keep your thoughts in mind if it is considered by the full House of Representatives.

    I encourage you to continue to share your views with me on this topic or any other issue. Thank you for reaching out. It is an honor to serve as your representative.

    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress

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  • WA DC Robo-Response

    Is THE “ROBO-RESPONSE” WE GET from our federal elected representatives better then? “THE NO RESPONSE AT ALL”, we get from our WA State ELECTED representatives?
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    MANY OF US HAVE BEEN BUSY, BUSY, BUSY…. CALLING, CONTACTING, WRITING LETTERS AND SENDING EMAILS TO OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS.

    WHEN WE COMPARE NOTES?
    A “ROBO-RESPONSE” IS WHAT WE ARE GETTING from our federal elected representatives.
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    WHAT GOOD IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH? WHEN OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED IN LEGISLATIVE DECISIONS?
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    The bottom line

    Derek Kilmer said he went to DC to fix Congress.

    Derek Kilmer HAS NOT become a part of the Partisan SOLUTION,
    IN FACT, BASED ON HIS RECORDED VOTES, HE HAS JUST ADDED HIS NAME TO THE PARTISAN PROBLEM.
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    I HAVE SUBMITTED EMAILS ON THE TOPICS BELOW AND RECEIVED SOME RESPONSE.

    PATTY MURRAY HAS NEVER RESPONDED
    MARIA CANTWELL HAS RESPONDED TWICE
    THE BALANCE ARE RESPONSES FROM DEREK KILMER.

    THREE MAY ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN READ BY SOMEBODY?
    THEY HAVE A COPY OF DEREK KILMERS SIGNATURE ON THE RESPONSE.

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    H.R. 2009, the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013.

    H.J.Res. 77: Food and Drug Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

    “SUNSHINE FOR REGULATORY DECREES AND SETTLEMENTS ACT OF 2013\”

    Getting our economy moving again.

    The OBAMACARE Rigmarole

    ON EQUALITY AND WAIVERS

    October 1, 2013 Friend,

    The Affordable Care Act

    H.R. 1526, the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities

    REPRESENT AND RESPOND?????

    Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995:

    Do Not Fund Obamacare

    September 20, 2013 Friend,

    The tragedy in Benghazi.

    Syria?s Fast and Furious?

    About the federal budget

    Learning From History?

    Regarding potential U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict.

    Benghazi Message to our Enemies?
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    RESPONSE FROM Maria Cantwell
    United States Senator on Syria
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    U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict

    September 6, 2013 Friend,
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    PERHAPS THIS IS AN ACTUAL SIGNATURE RESPONSE FROM KILMER?
    National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance
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    Actions taken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ON Norm Dicks Reputation

    VOTE \”NO\” MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA

    MAIL ON WAR and Congressional approval

    August 30, 2013 Friend,

    MAIL ON Syria Media and Timeline

    Mandated unfunded FEDERAL APPOINTED

    August 15, 2013 Friend,

    ON Taxed into Hunger and Despair

    My Expectation of PRIVACY

    ON OATH TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION

    ON GOLIATH?S CONSORTIUM

    ON EPA FUNDING OF SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

    July 26, 2013 Friend,

    The Wild Olympics proposal

    THERE IS NO PRO TO \”WILD\”:

    July 12, 2013 Friend,

    ON \”NO\” NATIONAL PARK ON THE MOON

    ON Quinault tribe QUESTIONS SENT TO CANTWELL AND KILMER

    The Quinault Indian Nation Business Committee about restricting access to Lake Quinault

    Our nation’s ongoing fiscal challenges.

    About immigration

    MAIL ON FEDS TAKING STATE WATER
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    CANTWELL RESPONSE ON National Security Agency’s surveillance programs
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    July 1, 2013 Friend,
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    PERHAPS THIS IS AN ACTUAL SIGNATURE RESPONSE FROM KILMER?
    ON Tribal Violation of WA State Public Trust Doctrine
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    National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance

    Department of Defense’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs),

    Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of organizations

    “EPA Acknowledges Releasing Personal Details on Farmers,

    MAIL ON SECRECY Of THE DRONES ON Olympic Coast
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    PERHAPS THIS IS AN ACTUAL SIGNATURE RESPONSE FROM KILMER?
    Dear Ms. Hewett,
    Thank you for taking the time to attend the town hall meeting in Port Angeles.
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    ON EPA GRANTS WEST NILE VIRUS

    ON EPA UNFUNDED MANDATED COST

    June 14, 2013 Friend,

    “Our Voice: White Bluffs bladderpod’s endangered result of flubbed process”

    ON The EPA and Your Privacy?

    Negatively impact our social safety net, particularly Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

    Enhancing the wood products industry on the Olympic Peninsula

    ON The Truth So Help Me God

    MAIL ON PROTECTING AMERICAN SENIORS

    May 31, 2013 Friend,

    MAIL ON USFWS VIOLATION

    MAIL ON EPA AND THE ECONOMY

    May 17, 2013 Friend,
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    The bottom line

    Derek Kilmer said he went to DC to fix Congress.

    Derek Kilmer HAS NOT become a part of the Partisan SOLUTION,
    IN FACT, BASED ON HIS RECORDED VOTES, HE HAS JUST ADDED HIS NAME TO THE PARTISAN PROBLEM.