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Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”-Vladimir Lenin

 

Has America Ceased To Be Good?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. October 13, 2017 Texas Insider

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas —We were united by faith, culture, language, history, heroes, holidays, mores, manners, customs and traditions. To be an American was a great source of pride. What has happened to America?

Over the past several weeks, Hurricane Harvey and the massacre in Las Vegas brought a very divided America together for a few brief shining moments. We witnessed an incredible outpouring of human kindness — some even risking their own lives — to help others, victims.

As people get back to normal, and the alarmist media finds some new issue to pound to death, much of this is already being forgotten.  Yet “back to normal” has a new meaning today. Our nation has degenerated into a pagan society that devalues human life and rejects our Judeo-Christian heritage.

Though we came from different lands, spoke different languages, and had different customs, we were united in a land where we were free to worship as we pleased, and say Jesus without fear of being publicly called names that once were unmentionable.

Children were reared by two-parent families where they were taught to respect their country, their nation’s flag, the clergy, and their elders.

Nearly all shared the belief of 19th Century French historian and politician Alexis de Tocqueville,

“America is great because she is good, and if America ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”

Today a relentless radical left is on a wild rampage to prove that America is an evil empire that has victimized its own people and must be dismantled piece by piece into the dark recesses of history, never to see daylight again.

Progressive socialists are busying themselves with violence, chaos, removing historical monuments and statues, and turning science on its head with transgender idiocy. People can get thrown into jail for calling someone by the wrong pronoun.

Traditional morality, grounded in Christianity, is being rejected. Fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce and 40% of children are born out of wedlock. Unrestricted abortion and same-sex marriage are now deemed human rights. And this is social progress?

Millions can’t speak English, and our American music — jazz, popular, classic, country and western — loved around the world, is now replaced by hedonistic gyrations with lyrics that were once unprintable.

The core constituencies of the Democrat party — blacks, Hispanics, LGBT, feminists, and Native Americans — are pawns of Communist Antifa and Black Lives Matter that daily churn up anger and hatred over imagined offenses.

The left is insane — no doubt about that.

On the Republican side, there is a vast cohort of populists and nationalists who are fed up with our country being run down and whose fighting dander is up. We are not fooled by those who want to lead us into a global governance where we disavow our nationalism and lose our personal freedoms, regressing into the serfdom of centuries gone by.

The left would have us believe that the majority of the people say “out with the old America” and “in with a new socially progressive America.”  This shows how out of touch these racists and hypocrites really are.

The vast majority of Americans want to live in a nation where decency and human kindness are treasured, where we can lead a simple life of rearing and educating our children. We want to have stable, two-parent, heterosexual families that are self-supporting.

We want to call a him a him and a her a her without doing jail time.

We want government to butt out of telling us how to rear our children and run our lives. We want government that fears the people.

We want to pray to Jesus publicly and to celebrate Christmas and Easter, not winter and spring breaks.

We are fed up with being called a “basket of deplorables … racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic … bigots,” who are “irredeemable” and have gotten where we are because of white privilege.

We want to live in a moral America where people obey laws, not because they are going to jail, but because they are answerable to a higher authority than government.

You see, the majority of us “irredeemable deplorables” still believe that America is great because America is good.

Big Government and Elites Love Datapalooza
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   October 9, 2017   Eagle Forum Report September 2017

Students can no longer attend public schools and expect to get a broad based academic education.  Instead they are pawns of Big Government and Big Business.

For Big Government, public education is the preferred vehicle to implement a Soviet-style planned economy to replace capitalism and the fierce American individualism that we treasure.  For Big Business, American K-12 is at least a $500 billion market, according to Rupert Murdoch of News Corp.

Government schools have become massive data centers that collect personal student information for a workforce database, critical for a planned economy. Teachers are required to collect and record volumes of data on each student.  Through computerized “personalized learning” and testing, millions of pieces of personally identifiable student information (PII) are gleaned, analyzed, and stored.

Under the Obama administration, student privacy laws were changed, without Congressional approval, to allow the government to track students from “cradle to career.” Now there is unlimited sharing of PII with virtually anyone in the world, without any parental approval.

Major corporations are gaining access to PII so they can develop products and services to sell school districts.  Their access is portrayed as necessary to help teachers improve their skills and to enhance student academic achievement.  Actually it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing for schemes by those seeking to make vast corporate profits off kids.

Since the federal government is prohibited from developing and maintaining a national student database, in 2002 states were offered grants to build student data systems according to federal dictates – with all 50 state database systems being identical for easy sharing.  This Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) is a de facto national student database.

The most recent incentives to states to build data systems were the Stimulus Bill of 2009 and Race to the Top program. Just to make application for the RTTT funds, a state had to adopt the Common Core Standards, adopt an assessment aligned with Common Core, and commit to expanding the state’s student database.  According to the National Education Data Model, over 400 data points would be collected including  psychological evaluations, medical records, religious affiliation, political affiliation, family income, behavioral problems, disciplinary history, career goals, hobbies, addresses, sex of each parent, and bus stop times/locations.  

Common Core is linked to this through the national assessments, PARCC and Smarter Balanced. Each consortium has a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education giving the USDE access to all  student-level data obtained by the  consortium through testing.   Access to this information can be gained merely by claiming it is for “research.”  Parents are unaware of this government access – indeed, they are powerless to stop it.

At the 2013 USDE hosted conference, “Datapalooza,” an educational technology CEO boasted about their “collecting billions of records of data…pulling data from everywhere…tens of thousands of places.”  He publicly admitted that 21st century soft skills deemed necessary by the federal government are being promoted in the classroom through Common Core, the “glue that ties everything together.”

An increasingly aggressive USDE is demanding ever more PII for various federal grants, especially from states that refused to adopt Common Core. As expected, the federal government is encouraging widespread sharing of student data within states.

There is a renewed effort in Congress to lift the ban on a national student database.  A bipartisan Senate bill has been filed (S.1121 - “The College Transparency Act”) which will allow the federal government to monitor, track, and pigeon hole Americans from the postsecondary level on through the workforce.

Despite Washington lawmakers claims that the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind, returns education control to the states and local communities, the legislation increases the unconstitutional federal intrusion.   ESSA focuses on social emotional learning (SEL) and its assessment as the primary purpose of education with academic learning relegated to second place.

States are currently implementing ESSA and the federally mandated SEL scheme of psychological profiling.  This is accomplished through computer adaptive learning and assessments – a useful tool for steering students toward government approved thinking and beliefs – and teacher administered evaluations.

The annual ASU-GSV Summit for education technology is a must-attend event where venture capitalists meet with executives from education start-ups to review new personalized or adaptive learning systems for students.

Silicon Valley giants are partnering with investors to develop products and services for data driven, computerized adaptive learning and testing designed to change student behavior, beliefs, and values away from individualism, nationalism, and Western values and toward a godless, group think, socialist system.  Student progress must be measured and for those that do not comply, remediation must be administered.  The success of measuring progress hinges on data mining for personal information.

A teacher administered evaluation system was recently reported in the Wall Street Journal.  New Hampshire physician Dr. Aida Crundolo exposed the use of the Devereaux Student Strengths Assessments, a psychological evaluation being administered by untrained and unlicensed teachers.

Google has become a powerhouse with more than half of the nation’s elementary and secondary school students using its education apps such as Gmail and Docs.  With its low-priced Chromebook laptops, Google has also garnered 58 percent of the market of mobile devices sold to schools.

Parents should be highly concerned that Google has refused to disclose how it uses data collected from students’ online activities including what is collected, why it’s collected, and how the data is used.

Ed tech companies promote laying off teachers so more money will be available for technology, ignoring the volume of research that shows how critical teachers are for student learning.  Ignored, too, is the high cost of building the infrastructure and maintaining and upgrading equipment.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder and chief, plans to  take over the majority of American classrooms with the education software being developed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.  This software will be a personalized learning program with students teaching themselves and teachers being mere facilitators.  Given Zuckerberg’s leftist leanings, we can most likely count on the inclusion of data mining and psychological manipulation of students.

ESSA also directs federal dollars for Pay-for-Success schemes as well as providing millions of dollars in grants to schools that shift to education models designed for data collection.  These models include competency based learning, blended learning, and personalized learning, which sound student friendly but cloak from the public the real intention for their use.

One of the Pay-for-Success schemes sweeping the investment market is Social Impact Bonds. Social impact investing is upfront private capital to start a program, such as pre-K.  Loan repayment is based on success pre-determined by data.  

To offer “proof” to investors for a return on investment, tech companies pressure schools for baseline, growth, and value-added data.  This is how intrusive pre-school assessments like TS Gold get pushed into schools and the reason why middle school students are pressured to complete Naviance strengths assessments.
 
Taxpayers are promised big tax savings over the long run by these programs that supposedly prevent the need for remedial services.

However, there is a massive amount of research that has been published over the past 60 years showing that not only have government pre-K programs been unsuccessful, but they have even caused harm to children.

One of the first social impact bonds was sold in 2012 by Goldman Sachs to finance a pre-K program in Utah.  Though Goldman got a full payout, the cost savings promised has not been realized.  

Goldman Sachs made huge profits in a Chicago pre-K program.  For their $16.6 million investment they got a return in excess of $30 million from the city.

Although there are ethical concerns about social impact investing as well as doubts about the public benefit, education is becoming a tradeable market that is attracting investors with the promise of big returns.  This is being fueled by well-endowed foundations partnering with large investors and made possible by a shift in education policy that allows massive amounts of data to be collected to justify the promised return on investment.  

The impact investment market is mammoth with projections reported by Grant Makers in Health to between $400 million and $1 trillion by 2020 and nearly $2 trillion in the long term. Additional profits are being recognized  by packaging the bonds which are sold on the derivatives market to individuals and institutions worldwide.

No longer are children being educated to become productive, self-governing citizens living in a Constitutional Republic.  Their futures are being derailed by big government and billionaires that have completely taken over the rights of states and parents to educate their children.

Will Americans rise up to stop these public private partnership schemes designed to make trillions at the expense of children and the future of America?

Since public education is now about training our children to be “human capital” for a Soviet-style planned economy, will Americans be willing to continue funding this Progressive government system?

Mob Rule Reigns: Dallas Honors Communists, Dumps Confederates
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   September 8, 2017

Mob rule has taken over Dallas City Hall.

The fix was already in even before the Dallas City Council heard our public testimony on September 6.  Prior to the meeting, cranes had been dispatched to the statute to remove the statute of Robert E. Lee.  In a blatant overreach of authority, the City Council decided 13-1 to ignore citizens and railroad the removal of all Confederate memorabilia, even that in the Fair Park displays.  Names of buildings and streets and schools must be changed. Former Texas House Representative Will Harnett has warned this will cost many millions.  Just think of the disruption to businesses and even traffic as crews set about removing all things Confederate.   

It seems that City Hall is out of control and may even be incapable of governing Dallas. Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway told radio talk show host, Mark Davis, that waiting 90 days for the Task Force report was dangerous.  His reason: As long as the statute stands, Dallas police are in danger. Quick removal will assuage future rioting.  

Is Caraway mentally capable of governing Dallas?  Such irrational comments lead us to wonder.

Of course, getting rid of Confederate memorabilia is not the real issue here.  The real issue is that, since the 1930s, neo-Marxists have been on a “long march through the institutions” in America to rewrite our history and destroy our Republic.  They intend, IF we allow it, to destroy every last vestige of our history.

Unfortunately the lessons we as a society could learn from the War Between the States have been hijacked by northern liberals who used the issue of slavery to taint the South.  The hoodwinking of Americans as to the cause of the Civil War is one of the more egregious acts of educational sabotage ever perpetrated on our nation. Original Civil War documents indicate there were multiple political cause with one being slavery.

If we are going to destroy our history, why target only Confederate history when there are numerous monuments to communists/Marxists?  Millions have been enslaved and murdered under this type of government.  

A good place to begin is with monuments to communists/Marxists Cesar Chávez and Dr. Maya Angelou.  Throughout Texas and even in Dallas there are schools, buildings, streets, and more named after these hard left radicals.

Since noises are being made to erect a statute of Angelou in place of the Lee statute, I thought it appropriate in my testimony before the City Council on Wednesday to point out that we must continue our purge of the memory of slavery and violence by removing all references to Chávez and Angelou.  Surely Dallas doesn’t want to replace Lee with a communist. Mayor Rawlings seemed quite angry with my comment as he scowled and tapped his foot.

Let’s check the facts on Chávez and Angelou.

 

Blame Public Schools For Those Crazed Lefties

Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.     August 27, 2017   World Net Daily

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped.  Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” ― George Orwell, 1984

The progressive socialist left wants to erase all history relating to the Civil War and the Confederacy.  They absolutely do not want America to know it was Southern Democrats who supported slavery and were behind Jim Crow, the KuKluxKlan, literacy tests and poll taxes. They do not want America to know they opposed the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.

And they are getting plenty of help from liberal university presidents and faculty, city government, and public education boards of education.  Falling all over themselves, they waste time and taxpayer money yanking down statutes of Confederate generals that have been in place for decades – all because they don’t want to offend those leftist socialists.  They need to remember who employs them.

The University of Texas president Gregory Fenves’ has caved to socialist hysteria, quietly removing four Confederate statutes early Monday morning to avoid protests.  His lame excuse –  “Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.”  Those monuments would not be symbols of neo-Nazism if cowardly “leaders” did not fear being called rascist by enemies of America, including the Workers World Party, Industrial Workers of the World, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Antifa gang.

In Dallas, the liberal City Council is scrambling to appease the radical left, vowing to remove statutes from Lee Park in pricey Turtle Creek.  Despite their already bloated budget, they are willing to add millions to get rid of the “offending” statutes.  They are giving no thought to how much they are offending thousands of constituents.

Scott Carlson of Briggs Freeman Sotheby, worrying about how the statutes affect the price of Turtle Creek real estate, ventured that Dallas should keep the horse and remove the statue of Lee, while adding a statute of Dr. Maya Angelou.

Now that shouldn’t offend the left. This madam/actress/communist/all around phony as described by Daniel J. Flynn in Spectator was hard left, embracing Fidel Castro, Malcolm X and Bill Clinton.  Dallas has stupidly named schools after this Communist madam who did not have a college degree or students – a doctor without a doctorate and a teacher without students.

The Six Flags Over Texas Park, famous for its flags of the six nations that have governed what is now the Lone Star State -- France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the United States of America, and the Confederate States of America – has timidly agreed to haul down the Confederate flag.  Now only Old Glory is flying and name change will likely be just a few days away.   

Dallas Independent School board president Dan Micciche wrote that the board will address renaming schools, "I don't have an answer for a young African American student who asks, 'Why is this school named after someone who fought to keep my ancestors enslaved?' I don't have an answer for that."

Since public schools across the nation, including those in the Dallas ISD, have revised history so that few really know the truth about the Civil War, this is not a surprising answer.

Check out any public school textbooks for lessons on the Civil War.  Entire chapters are devoted to slavery and the Civil War, yet little is written about the important role of the protective tariffs in pre-Civil War days. Little is written about the cultural differences between the North and South, or the differences in philosophies over centralization versus states’ rights, Christianity versus Secular Humanism, or the economic issues between the North and South.  The impression is that all Southerners were fighting to protect slavery, yet there is almost no mention that most Southerners did not even own slaves or that free blacks also owned black slaves.

A central fact obscured is that the North was deeply implicated in slavery and slave trade right up to the war.

Democrats hypocritically ignore that West Virginia Democrat Senator Robert Byrd was a member and local leader of the KKK.  Students have no idea about the shift made by blacks in political parties or why.  They don’t know and/or and refuse to believe that Martin Luther King was a Republican.

We can thank government schools for trashing Classical teaching to implement John Dewey’s progressivism that uses schools to drive political and social change.  Dewey was an avowed socialist and secular humanist. Thanks also go to the Carnegie Corporation for funding the study that recommended changing America from a free enterprise economic system to a collective economy through indoctrination in social sciences courses.  Today 49 percent of 18-29 year-olds favor socialism to capitalism.  

Pubic schools are being used to foster racial hatred and violence to achieve the left’s overthrow of America.

The only way to stop this is to scrap public schools that are indoctrination centers for teaching hatred of America and our Christian faith.  It’s time to send our education dollars to schools that will teach kids to read, write, and cipher along with appreciating the freedom that millions living under dictators would give their lives to have.

Democrats may just find that statute-toppling and name changing to decimate America’s history may be their undoing.   There is a coming backlash by those whites who are tired of being ridiculed, scorned, belittled and called racists, deplorables, and rednecks by the open-minded Progressives.

Social Media: A Dictator’s Paradise

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. August 24, 2017 Daily Caller

One of the greatest challenges for dictators has been obtaining detailed personal information about residents so they can be tracked anywhere, any time. This is especially daunting for large countries such as China and the former Soviet Union. Now, with advanced technology, that totalitarian goal is possible.

Several countries, including South Africa and India, have used technology to set up biometric database systems of residents. In 2015 Pakistan followed, undertaking a massive program to create a national biometric database system tied to mobile phones. Residents were given a choice: be fingerprinted or lose their phones. The government’s public excuse was that mobile phones have been used to detonate explosive devices in Pakistan and to extort money from victims by banned militant groups. According to government officials, a national fingerprint database tied to cellphones allows the origins of crime and terrorist attacks to be traced.

However, this system works only if cellphones are used and an infrastructure exists. Many areas of Pakistan do not have cellphone infrastructure, including those along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, so residents sometimes use Afghanistan networks. Historically many Islamist militants have sought refuge in this remote territory. With outside access to cell phones, they can escape having their mobile phones and fingerprints registered in Pakistan. How then will the Pakistan government be able to trace terrorists if they are not part of the Pakistan mobile phone database?

This promise of using a national fingerprint database to keep citizens free from terrorists and criminals has taken a dangerous direction. Pakistan is bent on tamping down blasphemy. The government has been bullying Facebook and Twitter to identify users who are suspected of blasphemy against Islam. In March 2017, Daily Mail reported that Facebook had caved to government demands to block blasphemous content posted on its Pakistan website.

The Express Tribune reported in July 2017 that the Pakistan government has been pressuring Facebook to link mobile phone numbers to new accounts – a demand rejected by Facebook so far. If Facebook caves on this demand, the government will have access to all Facebook users through the national mobile phone database.

Social media has previously been used by conservative individuals in remote areas of Pakistan for private religious debates. No longer. In June 2017, a poor Shia Muslim was sentenced to death for his posts on Facebook which allegedly insulted the prophet Muhammed. The Pakistan government is censoring Facebook content, ordering Facebook to turn over information on nearly 2,500 accounts in 2016 alone. Facebook has complied with about two-thirds of the requested accounts.

The Pakistan government now has expanded the definition of blasphemy to include the State and the military.

The censoring of Facebook users is being carried out in Thailand where the royalist military government has added criticism of the royal family to the blasphemy list. Vietnam, which has one of Asia’s fastest growing economies, forces social media sites to comply with content censorship by pressuring local companies to withdraw advertising if “toxic” content is not removed from the sites.

China is in the process of creating a giant social credit database for launch in 2020. The Washington Post describes this sinister plan: “Imagine a world where an authoritarian government monitors everything you do, amasses huge amounts of data on almost every interaction you make, and awards you a single score that measures how ‘trustworthy’ you are.”

A person’s social credit score can be affected by defaulting on a loan, criticizing the ruling party, running a red light or failing to care for elderly parents. Your score determines your lifestyle – “whether you can borrow money, get your children into the best schools or travel abroad; whether you get a room in a fancy hotel, a seat in a top restaurant — or even just get a date.”

Chinese Communist leaders envision being able to “collect every scrap of information available online about China’s companies and citizens in a single place — and then assign each of them a score based on their political, commercial, social and legal ‘credit.’” 

Ignoring public outcry, the government insists the system is meant to regulate China’s market economy and curb fraud. After decades of Communist tyrannical rule, who will believe that a social credit system is anything but a Communist scheme to micromanage every citizen’s life? Now, with technological advances, they just may be able to pull it off.

In the United States, Big Government, Big Business, and Big Data are colluding to legalize a national student database. Some are openly advocating for greater surveillance and personal tracking. The bipartisan bill (S.1121 - “The College Transparency Act”) would do just that, allowing the government to monitor, track and pigeon hole Americans from the postsecondary level on through the workforce.

Already children are tracked from birth through the 12th grade. At the behest of the feds, all 50 states have set up state longitudinal data systems, despite the angry clamor of grassroots Americans. Now elites want to connect state student data with federal student data, thus completing “cradle to grave” data for the federal government.

Monied interests want to go still further and connect all federal data including education, IRS, income, taxes, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Just as in Pakistan and China, U.S. government bureaucrats argue their actions are for the public good – connecting all federal data will bring greater efficiency. When has the government ever been efficient at anything? If Americans fail to stop these bureaucrats before they go any further, a student national database and connecting all of the systems will open the floodgate for total government control in the once “land of the free.”

Education Bureaucrats Fake Academic Achievement Results

By Carole Hornsby Haynes August 18, 2017    with Commentary by Bill Ames

Last year I wrote an article about how the education bureaucrats are shielding the truth from the American parents: children in government schools are skidding downhill in academic achievement. The national math scores of fourth and eight graders have dropped for the first time since the National Assessment of Educational Progress was administered in the early 1990s. Senior math scores declined also.

Why Facebook Makes You Sad and Zuckerberg Glad

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. July 31, 2017 Published by World Net Daily

Thousands of studies have reported that most humans thrive when they have positive relationships with other humans. However, these studies have been done with face-to-face social relationships. Now an important study about online relationships has been reported in the Harvard Business Review, “Association of Facebook Use With Compromised Well-Being: A Longitudinal Study.” The study finds the use of Facebook is negatively associated with overall well-being, especially in mental health.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong With A Federal Apprenticeship Program?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. July 19, 2017 Published by Daily Caller

Promising that apprenticeships are going to be a “major factor in our country,” President Trump is leading the charge to reform the failed federally funded job-training and workforce development programs.

The recently passed H.R. 2353 reduces the role of the federal government in workforce programs. Education and the Workforce Committee ChairmanVirginia Foxx, in her FoxNews commentary, wrote that educational institutions, private companies, and community leaders must work together to create apprenticeship programs without the federal government dictating implementation.

House Ed Committee Studies How Feds Can Avoid Being A Burden-- Really?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. July 18, 2017

Maybe the message is getting through to Republican conservatives on Capitol Hill that government pre-K programs are a failure – no matter how much liberals lie about how government early childhood programs close the gap for poor children.

How Texas Could Give Teachers A Big Raise Without Costing Taxpayers Anything  

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   July 14, 2017     Published by Dallas Morning News

On July 18th the Texas Legislature convenes for a special session to address 20 items, one of which is a $1000 pay raise for teachers.

Education spending represents a major chunk of each state’s budget, bloated with the usual unnecessary layers of government bureaucracy.  In a 2012 Congressional testimony Neal McClusky with the CATO Institute stated, “Our public schools have been on a decades-long hiring binge with ultimately no gains to show for it.”  

Government Schools Track Kids ‘Mental Health’

by Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. July 14, 2017

Government schools are conducting psychological and mental evaluations of children without parental consent or knowledge. Blame the unconstitutional Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that was passed under the Obama administration with Republican support.

Big Tech, Big Government to Create National Student Database?
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   July 7, 2017   Daily Caller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have national healthcare and national curriculum standards.  If our Republican-led Congress has its way, we will soon have another unconstitutional national program – a federal student database.

For years those who want to establish social control have advocated for a centralized government database to track and link student data across agencies.  

Texas STAAR Is A National Star!

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  July 5, 2017    Education Views

The Texas required standardized tests -- STAAR -- are vilified by parents and teachers alike who complain teachers are forced to teach to the test, using 25 percent -- 46 days -- of precious classroom time. But there is more to the story than that.

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