I was right -Texans must SEEK – SHARE – STAND! It is a National Security Issue
By Alice Linahan 12.29.2017
It looks like what former George W Bush’s Communications Director, Karen Hughes started is really paying off.
As I wrote back in 2011… “One of the most disheartening reports was the connections of former executive director of the Republican Party and trusted advisor to President George W. Bush, Karen Hughes and her close ties to the Gulen/Cosmos Foundation’s Harmony Schools here in Texas. As you can hear in this video Ms. Hughes is very interested in promoting Harmony Science Charter Schools and accessing Texas tax dollars to create competition for public schools by funding the Gulen/Harmony charter schools.”
“Despite the aforementioned security, charter school debt is considered one of the riskier types of municipal debt. In fact, they are considered the 7th riskiest of the 33 subsectors of municipal bond debt according to Municipal Market Advisors.18 They are perceived to be riskier than traditional public school debt because charter school’s primary funding is per-student payments from the state, not supported by local property taxes.19 As such, the risks for a charter school is more academics and reputational since the funding comes from the number of students who enroll voluntarily, a potentially fickle prospect.”
Two important questions:
1. What happens if these bonds default? How will that impact the Texas PSF? Could it collapse Texas’ public education system?
2. What data are these schools collecting on Texas students? What assessments and interventions are they using to teach Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) which is now mandated in Texas schools via the College and Career Readiness Standards which align with the Every Student Succeed Act Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
21st Century learning is changing from a transmission of knowledge, that parents still expect from our schools to an emphasis on altering the students world-views, their values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Therefore the question must be… Whose values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors?
Here is documentation to the $645.3 million. In the ‘Texas’ section of attorney Robert Amsterdams (works for Turkish govt) book ‘Empire of Deceit’, there are URLs to the bond issue information. Pages 358 and 359
Here are pictures of pages 358 and 359.
“In September, the three-year-old Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development (CREEED) hosted an education summit as part of its effort to attract charter schools to the area. IDEA Public Schools and Harmony Public Schools are among the networks that have begun opening charter schools in El Paso, a city in far western Texas on the U.S./Mexico border.
The organization also announced that it had raised $20 million, $12 million of it a new gift from the Hunt Family Foundation, to support both the opening of new charter schools and district efforts to prime its teacher pipeline, including a scholarship fund for teachers to obtain master’s degrees to enable them to teach college-level “dual credit” classes to students still in high school.”
“The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program announced the 2014 CSP Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion. This program is designed to assist non-profit charter management organizations, and other entities that are not for-profit entities, in replicating or expanding high-quality charter schools…”
I don’t know about you but I seem some coordination at play. As I laid out here...
• charter schools replace public schools:
• everyone has federal Title I choice funds to go to any school (charter, private or religious schools)
• every child is taught the same standards:
• every teacher must teach the same standards:
• every test must be aligned to these standards:
• curriculum and software is aligned to standards:
• everything listed here is aligned to government data collection compliance.
On that list is the Carnegie Corp. of New York: https://www.carnegie.org/about/trustees-and-staff/vartan-gregorian/
President of Carnegie Corp. of New York Vartan Gregorian. A friend of mine Danette Clark wrote this important post several years ago called Name, Names. I believe it is important today in understanding who the players are. Please call me if you have any questions. Many of the links she linked to have now been scrubbed. I believe, these are the “RED” people. I have more information on them, but I don’t want to go off in the weeds.
“Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation, formerly served as president of Brown University. In 1996, Gregorian briefly stepped in as acting director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, which was then housed at Brown.In his role as acting director, Gregorian was instrumental in the creation of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC). Gregorian selected domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, who personally selected Barack Obama, to work on the board of the CAC. The mission of the CAC was to expand Theodore Sizer’s Coalition of Essential Schools throughout Chicago and surrounding areas.In 2009, President Obama appointed Vartan Gregorian to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
In addition to his post as president of Carnegie Corporation, an organization that has long funded progressive education initiatives, Gregorian currently sits on the board of the Qatar Foundation.The Qatar Foundation was started by the founder of Al Jazeera and currently employs the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder, Hassan Al Banna. Despite this and other deep ties to Islamic terrorists, the State Department and the U.S. Department of Education have entered into an extensive partnership with the Qatar Foundation for the purpose of implementing several programs, including the‘Connect All Schools’ Initiative.In 1997, Fox Point Elementary School in Providence, Rhode Island entered into a collaborative learning partnership with Brown University, thereby dedicating the elementary school to the tenants and agenda set forth by the Coalition of Essential Schools. Fox Point Elementary then changed its name to Vartan Gregorian Elementary.”