#CanISee Documentation of the Piloted Common Core/Career And College Ready Program?
No because it has never been Piloted and proven successful!
Our kids are not guinea pigs for the latest Education Fad pushed on Teachers through their Professional Development. Race To the Top SCHEME…….
Answer – They have been trained to do so through marketing and professional development……. They have been trained not to be critical thinkers but academic professionals. If we do not stop it we are allowing them to train our children not to be critical thinkers as well.
Below are excerpts from an article by Donna Garner and Henry Burke- The Race to the Top Scheme
Let’s pose a question. If you wanted to “sell” something that a number of people did not need, how would you do it? You might try setting up a contest where everyone competes for a significant financial prize. After all, Americans love to compete, especially when money goes to the winner.
Here are the contest details: The competitors are strapped for cash; the competitors must give up some of their prized possessions in order to qualify; and the game organizers do not announce all of the rules until the game is well underway. How fair does this sound?
This is exactly what Barack Obama and U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have done with Common Core Standards (CCS) and Race to the Top (RTTT).
Under Obama and Duncan, the federal takeover of our schools is rapidly spreading across our nation.
It is not too late for the “contestants” to quit playing this game. States that have taken no federal Common Core Standards (CCS) money can drop out of the game. Even states that have received some of their Race to the Top funds could make a plea to Congress to pass a “hold harmless” clause that would allow these states some relief.
The questions that states must answer are, “Do we really want the federal government taking control of our public schools? How much will it cost the cash-strapped states to handle the extra expense of CCS / RTTT?”
The U.S. Department of Education created the Race to the Top program under the Stimulus Bill (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ARRA) in early 2009. With a federal grant of $4.35 billion, Arne Duncan had a very large “carrot” to lure the states to enter the competition.
Have you ever been in a game where the game organizer made up the rules while the game was being played? That is what the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) did in Race to the Top. The Department issued numerous rules, corrections, and modifications while the competition was underway.
Duncan waited until the state contracts were signed before he made the rest of the plan clear: States would have to adopt the Common Core Standards (national standards) in order to qualify for Race to the Top funds. Other “surprises” included national assessments, national curriculum, and an elaborate national tracking system to link student assessment scores to individual teachers.
The games go on and now the contestants are your local public school districts in states that would not join the game in the first round.
How are they Turning Texas Blue through Education?
Race to the Top!
“Did you know that on Nov. 14, 2012, Texas had the largest number of educational entities that had applied for the direct-to-locals Common Core Standards/Race to the Top grants? These include a total of 113 Texas ISD’s, charter schools, and regional education service centers – separately or through joint applications.”
If you are a parent and/or a taxpayer, you need to contact your school district and/or regional education service centers if they are on the following list. Please tell them how outraged you are that they are applying for the direct-to-locals RTTT (Race To The Top) grants which would require the teaching of the Common Core philosophy of education to Texas children. This is about the way teachers are teaching not the TEKS which are the Texas standards they are required by law to teach. Explain that if they should be selected by the USDOE (The US Department of Education) to receive the RTTT grants that you will make it a public crusade to warn the parents that their children are at risk because the Common Core philosophy/RTTT will not get Texas school children prepared for the new STAAR/End-of-Course tests.
Below is the LIST OF TEXAS EDUCATION ENTITIES THAT HAVE APPLIED FOR THE 2013 RTT-D2 GRANTS, as published by the U.S. Department of Education on October 4
Please Take Note!
Districts listed in regular type, under another district’s name appearing in bold, are part of a consortium of districts applying together for one shared grant):
|Abilene Independent School District||Texas|
|Aubrey Independent School District||Texas|
|Grand Prairie ISD||Texas|
|Lake Dallas ISD||Texas|
|Marble Falls ISD||Texas|
|Pilot Point ISD||Texas|
|Clear Creek Independent School District||Texas|
|Dallas Independent School District||Texas|
|Edgewood Independent School District of San Antonio||Texas|
|Carrizo Springs CSID||Texas|
|Eagle Pass ISD||Texas|
|La Pryor ISD||Texas|
|Edinburg Consolidated Ind. School District||Texas|
|Education Services Center Region 12||Texas|
|La Vega ISD||Texas|
|Waco Independent School District||Texas|
|Houston Independent School District||Texas|
|La Joya Independent School District||Texas|
|Bovina ISD (BoISD)||Texas|
|Brownfield ISD (BrISD)||Texas|
|Dimmitt ISD (DISD)||Texas|
|Farwell ISD (FaISD)||Texas|
|Floydada ISD (FlISD)||Texas|
|Hale Center ISD (HCISD)||Texas|
|La Feria ISD (LFISD)||Texas|
|Levelland ISD (LeISD)||Texas|
|Littlefield ISD (LiISD)||Texas|
|Meridian ISD (MISD)||Texas|
|O’Donnell ISD (OISD)||Texas|
|Petersburg ISD (PISD)||Texas|
|Seagraves ISD (SeISD)||Texas|
|Slaton ISD (SlISD)||Texas|
|Smyer ISD (SmISD)||Texas|
|South Plains Academy (SPA)||Texas|
|Mabank Independent School District||Texas|
|Monte Alto Independent School District||Texas|
|Santa Maria ISD||Texas|
|Pasadena Independent School District||Texas|
|Region 5 Education Service Center||Texas|
|High Island ISD||Texas|
|West Hardin ISD||Texas|
|Region One Education Service Center (ESC1)||Texas|
|San Isidro ISD||Texas|
|Rio Grande City C.I.S.D.||Texas|
|San Benito Consolidated Independent School District||Texas|
|Santa Rosa ISD||Texas|
|Rio Hondo ISD||Texas|
|United Independent School District||Texas|
|Uplift Education – Peak Preparatory||Texas|
|Vancouver (Washington) Public Schools|
|Piedmont City Schools||Alabama|
|Joint School District No. 2||Idaho|
|Utica Community Schools||Michigan|
|Mooresville Graded School District||North Carolina|
|Horry County Schools||South Carolina|
|McAllen Independent School District||Texas|
#CanISee Backpacks and Boot on the Ground in Queen City, Texas
Parents in Queen City, Tx and the surrounding communities are saying….
Public – Private and Charter Schools
A community Meeting is scheduled and your children or grandchildren need you to be there.
Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm Women On TheWall will be hosting a #CanISee Community Meeting to address CSCOPE/Common Core in our schools and how it is affecting Texas Children.
Join us and invite a Teacher! Their insight and Wisdom are appreciated!
The presentation will be in the Queen City Funeral Home chapel. Rest assured it is not creepy and it will be worth your time to protect the next generation of Texans!
10am – 12pm
421 Loop 236
Queen City, Texas
Protect Texas Children
Impeach Thomas Ratliff
Click Photo below to sign Petition
Pass it on to your Friends and Neighbors!