Open Letter to the Argyle ISD School Board- District of Innovation and Data
Dear Argyle ISD School Board and Administration,
Because you are about to jump onto a slide or raft that you and others following you have to jump onto. To escape safely, you must STOP and think- what are the obstacles ahead, that you, in your panic to fix things will not see or think about that not only could harm or kill you, but could harm or kill those who follow you.
So as a trained safety expert and MOM, I am YELLING ….. STOP…… VOTE NO!!! You do not see what the dangers are ahead.
Our children’s #1 threat, facing them today, is the Federal and State Blackmail that is forcing local school district into submission.
At the school board meeting tonight you will be voting on a resolution to initiate Argyle as a District of Innovation?
Sounds so nice doesn’t it. NOT SO FAST!! STOP!
This comes straight from ALEC and was demanded to be included in the HB1842 conference committee by Dan Patrick and Sen. Larry Taylor, chair of the Senate Education Committee.
Districts of Innovation are, among the reformers, on both sides of the political aisle, pushing the idea of ‘schools of choice’, Much the same as charters and online schools.
“School districts across America are transitioning from the traditional model of assigning students to a school based on their residential address to a system that allows families a choice of schools. Depending on the district, families can choose public charter schools, affordable private schools, magnet schools, virtual schools, and regular public schools.”
While parents across the country are becoming more and more concerned with the issue of the Federal Government monitoring, tracking and collecting data on our children, it is very alarming to learn that Brookings also has a Center for Universal Education that partners with UNESCO for the UN education agenda where there is a focus on “Global Tracking” and the need to support development of more robust systems for assessing learning outcomes.
STOP!! The End Game is actually a public/private partnership with MORE FEDERAL GRANTS TO CONTROL EDUCATION?
Unlike the free economy, this is a public/private partnership where the state and federal government picks the winners and the losers.
The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program from the National Center for Educational Statistics and the Department of Education is alive and well looking to have access to every child in the united states. Do you really believe becoming a “District of Innovation will establish “local control”?
The Brookings Institute informs us that “With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) need to make evidenced-based decisions for students”.
Looking at the agenda items you will be voting on tonight. The state and federal government is controlling you, our locally elected school board.
Tonight, at the Argyle ISD School Board meeting there is an agenda item to Consider and Approve Region XI Contracts. This is the Education Service Center that has access to our children and their teacher’s private data. This is an important agenda item that must be discuss and clearly understood before any contracts are renewed.
As stated in this post…. This is the End Game! MORE FEDERAL GRANTS TO CONTROL EDUCATION?
“Better decisions require better information. This principle lies at the heart of the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program. Through grants and a growing range of services and resources, the program has helped propel the successful design, development, implementation, and expansion of K12 and P-20W (early learning through the workforce) longitudinal data systems.”Through this grant program, aimed at state Longitudinal Data Systems, will this be the fail-safe, lock-in for total control of the student? Keep the definition of “Scientific Communism” in mind when reading the ramifications of the Grant Program.
“Scientific communism was one of the three major ingredients of Marxism-Leninism as taught in the Soviet Union in all institutions of higher education and pursued in the corresponding research institutions, and departments. The discipline consisted in investigation of laws, patterns, ways, and forms of class struggle, socialist revolution, and development of socialism and construction of communism. Passing exams in scientific communism was an obligatory prerequisite in obtaining any postgraduate scientific degree in the Soviet Union; see “Kandidat” article for details.” [Emphasis,Ed.]
Through this national program, emanating from the Department of Education, Grants are being made to the states to implement this system for work-force training for K-P20W.
Think I am crazy?
Remember when I sent you this Open letter stating….
Dr. Wright and Mr. Daniels,This request is made under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552, Texas Government Code, which guarantees the public’s access to information in the custody of governmental agencies. I respectfully request copies of the following information:
1. Information to include approved funding and e-mails on all professional development and conferences teachers, administrators, staff and school board members have or will be attending this summer in preparation of the 2015-2016 school year.
2. Copies of any emails relating to (with redacted personal information) and contracts Argyle ISD has executed with third parties who have access to our children and their teacher’s private personal data that includes test scores, non-cognitive assessments, surveys, evaluations and data warehousing for the school district.
Disclosure of this information is in the public interest because providing a copy of the information primarily benefits the general public. Electronic response would be appreciated.I shall look forward to hearing from you promptly, as specified in the law.
Thank you for your cooperation
What resources are incorporated in the STAAR One™ item bank? Items from various assessment sources were considered, including the current EducAide database.
From the research I have done Dr. Norman L. Webb’s “Depth of Knowledge” is tied directly to PSYCHOSOCIAL PROFILING & MANIPULATION – Ralph Tyler (the “father” of behavioral objectives, a concept he frequently used in asserting learning to be a process through which a person attains new patterns of behavior. He was who originally created Learning Objectives, which his student and good friend turned into Outcomes Based Education. Which is now called Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and has been incorporated into both the SBAC and PARCC Common Core assessments. Scheming ideas never go away. They simply get new masking names like Higher Order Thinking Skills.”
Governor Abbott’s newly appointed Commissioner of Education is advocating the state have formalized standards and assessments evaluating and collecting data on the social and emotional state of Texas students? Basically psychologically profiling students for the workforce. Just listen to this short video to hear exactly what he said….
This is very interesting because it is exactly the same thing pushed as part of the “New Common Core” as stated by Rep. Tim Ryan – Ohio while debating the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA).
Why is Abbott appointed Commissioner, Mike Morath now suggesting the “Next Generation of Assessments and Accountability” fall in line with the federal mandates of ESSA? HHMMMM Click link to this youtube and you will understand more.