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YES! They are Collecting Behavioral DATA on Americans via Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

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As we warned back in 2015… 

All across Texas, school districts are using their “strategic plan” to drive organizational transformation, to include new learning environments, new learning standards, and assessments and new accountability for students and their teachers.

The driving force behind this transformation currently, is the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and their New Vision for Texas Public Education. Funded with your tax dollars and legal because Texas legislators passed SB1557.  

According to their documents…..

“A group of Texas school superintendents met over a two-year period in facilitated dialogue during 12 two-day sessions to discover the assumptions underlying the present public education system and why it needs to be transformed.Various experts guided each session to stimulate and contrast participants’ thinking. The superintendents concluded that the present system does not have the capacities to develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills, creativity, and rigorous thinking that students need to meet the challenges brought about by powerful new digital, social, and economic forces now common to everyday life around the world.”

 

When we talk about the “Shift” in Education moving from an academic knowledge-based education of Opportunity- (Equal Opportunity) where children are taught reading, writing, math, science, and history, to an Education of “Equity”- (Equal Outcomes) based on Attitudes, ValuesBeliefs, Behaviors and changing a child’s worldview, for the good of the community, that is a template to fundamentally change America. Texas has been leading the way. 

The tactics used have been well defined and executed.

Using effective “Community Engagement” known as the Delphi technique in coordination with a strategic planning process school districts are creating a new system focused on the environmentlearning standardsassessments and accountability of teachers, forcing them to implement the transformation.

Coppell ISD in North Texas was the flagship district implementing the articles laid out in TASA’s Visioning document, while it was being written. As seen in this document. Creating a New Vision for Public Education – A Districts Journey 

Interesting to note… One of Coppell ISD’s school board members at the time was Bennett Ratliff. Son of Bill Ratliff former Lt. Governor and former state Senator, who has ties to Linda Darling Hammond, Obama’s education policy advisor.  

On August 16, 2016, I had the opportunity to once again testify in front of the Texas Senate Education Committee.

I wish our elected officials had actually listened when we were warning back in 2016.
Also interestingly, after Senator Lois Kolkhorst began to ask the right questions as heard below, she was removed from the Senate Education Committee by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

Ignorance is bliss, until reality hits. Now, the reality is beginning to hit!! Our children and in harm’s way and have been for many years now. As you will learn by reading below the video.

 

NOW, fast forward to 2019. What is TASA’s New Vision for Education aligned to? 

UNESCO MGIEP starts off 3-day summit on building socio-emotional skills in students
Education today still focuses on building our cognitive strengths rather than socio-emotional skills. UNESCO MGIEP aims to change that with its third edition of Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2019. 

The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) concluded the first day of its annual global Ed-Tech conference, Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH 2019). The much-needed summit, which discusses the importance of Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) as opposed to only cognitive learning, saw over 1000 participants from various disciplines.

Tech 2019 is a 3-day conference being held in Vishakhapatnam from December 10 to 12 bringing together people from various countries to discuss groundbreaking ideas on how to build the socio-emotional skills of children in education, especially by using technology.

The annual event delves into the role of games and digital learning technologies to create more peaceful and sustainable societies.

NOW, lets look at a photo from an elementary school in Coppell ISD in North Texas. 

In America, we are currently, fully implementing the Soviet Model of Education through international “Exchanges” and College and Career Readiness/ Common Core-aligned Standards, which are locked in with UNESCO Institute for Statistics. UNESCO has produced globally-comparable education data for the monitoring and implementation of SDG 4 and the Education 2030 agenda.

HOW DID WE GET HERE? 

Have you ever heard of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) within the U.S. Department of Education? Well, you should. That is where the real Russian Collusion is happening via 21st Century “Radical Education Reform”. OERI was later split into 2 offices – Institute of Education Sciences & the Office of Innovation and Improvement in 2002. In November 2002, with President Bush’s signing of the Education Sciences Reform Act, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement, or OERI, was dissolved. Out of the reorganization arose two new offices within the department, the Institute of Education Sciences and the Office of Innovation and Improvement, signaling the Bush administration’s commitment to both scientifically based research and using students for this research.

I first began to understand what was really happening when I had the opportunity to interview Diana Anderson on the Women on the Wall weekly podcast found here. I heard her again this week here and the picture became even more clear when a couple of key terms and legislation were again highlighted.
  1. Goals 2000/America 2000 “Reinventing Government by re-establishing authority for the federal government to establish policy and practices for schooling would be done by businesses locked with government and non-profits.
  2. Title VI (6) of Goals 2000 (sec. 601) set up “Exchanges” with Foreign Governments.

    “In addition, the studies shall provide an analysis of successful strategies employed by other nations to improve student achievement, with a specific focus upon application to schooling and the National Education Goals.”

  3. “EXCHANGES” – The West Coast was open to the International Global Education.

On the Women On the Wall conference call, Diana Anderson shared with us information that got her engaged in the battle to expose Education Reform and Goals 2000 back in the 1990s.

Diana’s second dot came when her local superintendent, Dr. Ted Adams, gave her a Newsletter of the Medford Educational Institute, Inc., Volume 2, No. 5 May-June, 1996- about a symposium between some American and Russian educators. The goal of the symposium was to discuss recommendations for Global Education Reform. What they did, was to essentially resurrect Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin’s favorite teachers and psychologists.

This symposium might have been dismissed, yet, some who were participants were very impressive.

  • Keynote Speaker: Mikhail Krasovitskij Dir. Pedagogical Sciences at the Institute of Advanced Teacher Training, Ukraine
  • Dr. Roger W. Benjamin from the Rand Corporation.
  • A. Benoit Eklof, Institute for the Study of Russian Education, Indiana Univ.
  • Dimitri Margulis, Former Editor of “Ridna Shkola”, Ukraine
  • Ford Stevenson, Brigham Young Unversity
  • Steven Thorpe, Southern Oregon State College
  • Sherman Rosenfeld with Weizmann Institute of Science and Technology, Isreal 

When Diana read the newsletter she was anxious to find out more about those who participated, and, in particular, about the Russian educators they had resurrected. In the newsletter, it was stated, they wanted to “take the vulgarity out of Leninism”. 

One of the Russian educators they had resurrected was Anton Makarenko. He was born in January 1888  and died in April 1939). Makarenko was a Soviet educator, social worker, and writer, and the most influential educational theorist in the Soviet Union. Markarenko rehabilitated juvenile delinquents at Gorky and Dzerjhinski’s penal colonies. Makarenko was especially liked by Lenin’s wife Nadezhda Krupskaya, who served as the Soviet Union’s Deputy Minister of Education from 1929 until her death in 1939.

My question then became; how did we get to this point in America? What happened before that prompted the symposium in 1996? Well, NOW I KNOW!!

Did you know?
In doing a word search through OERI whistleblower, Charlotte Iserbyt’s ‘Deliberate Dumbing Down of America of the OERI the connections are clearly seen.

  • The OERI was, and is, the office from which all the controversial national and international educational restructuring has emanated. 
  • Such international meetings at which international education/workforce training agenda items are discussed take place regularly. OERI and CERI are closely connected in the work they carry out for OECD, UNESCO and the United Nations. The August 11, 1988 edition of Education Daily covered the National Citizens Alliance (NCA) Press Conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Excerpts follow:

Cancel the education portion of the 1985 exchange agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union, which NCA says allows the dissemination of “communist propaganda” through global teaching methods and the joint development of textbooks and computer software; and

Force Pennsylvania to ask parental consent before using its Educational Quality Assessment test, which NCA says uses “psychological and psychiatric testing” in violation of the federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment [Anita Hoge case against the Pennsylvania Department of Education].

NCA also criticized ED’s National Assessment of Educational Progress for tracking student attitudes and behavior, saying that obtaining such information violates privacy rights and could lead to behavior modification nationwide.

Secretary Bennett’s spokesman Loye Miller said he is not aware of the complaints to which NCA refers. An OERI spokesman declined to comment. — Christopher Grasso

  • Perhaps the most important data gap in understanding how teachers affect the educational process is the lack of a good definition of “teacher quality.”… The National Education Statistics Agenda Committee… has recommended that OERI fund special studies to improve the measurement of, among other things, “important school processes including methods of training teachers and assessing their competence.”
  • H.R. 2614, The Reading Excellence Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives in November of 1997.^” For the first time in U.S. history legislation has been passed which mandates a particular method of teaching. Excerpts from the abstract of the legislation follow:

INFORMATION DISSEMINATION

The National Institute for Literacy would head up the effort to disseminate information on reliable, respectable research on reading to all recipients of Federal financial assistance under ESEA, Head Start, IDEA, and the Adult Education Act. In doing so, NIFL would build upon applicable information networks currently in existence including OERI [Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education) and those established by states and private sector entities. The panel may assist any reading and literacy partnerships to determine whether applications for subgrants meet the requirements of this Act relating to reliable, replicable research on reading.

AUTHORIZATION There would be a total of $260 million available for this Act. 

  • Regional Education Laboratories. The following definition comes from Goals 2000: Restructuring Our Schools… Restructuring Our Society by Kathy Finnegan [ibid.], pp. 306-307.

The U.S. Department of Education maintains ten RELs (“labs”) in scattered geographic areas — all under the jurisdiction of OERI [the Office of Educational Research and Improvement]. The labs function as field offices of OERI, assisting the states under their jurisdiction in finding and implementing educational resources [such as the “validated” programs of the NDN [National Diffusion Network]) suited to their needs. They also generate and oversee research projects, print publications, and provide training programs to teachers and administrators.

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