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

 

Common Core's Radical Roots

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes  |  April 2, 2014 

The greatest nation in the history of civilization has overcome incredible obstacles in the course of more than 235 years, yet it cannot fix its broken schools! Why…..

Common Core: Fundamentally Transforming U.S. Sovereignty

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes |  March 19, 2014 WND  

In recent months there has been unleashed a storm of public fury against Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  Opponents say that as Obamacare is the nationalization of healthcare, so is Common Core the nationalization of American education for grades K-12 -- under the guise of ‘much needed’ reform.

Common Core: the $500 Billion Scandal 

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes | September 29, 2013 WND

Why are powerful corporate interests pushing Common Core?  Could it be the promise of national scale business opportunities for White House loyalists?  

Common Core’s Data Mining Trojan Horse

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | August 2, 2013 American Thinker

Although high information Americans are becoming aware of the federal takeover of education through Common Core Standards, there seems to be little recognition yet that Common Core gives schools and third parties unprecedented access to students’ personal information.  The federal government is acquiring a massive amount of data that can be sold to the highest bidders. This is an invasion of student and family privacy and a violation of our 4th Amendment rights.

The College Degree Scam

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes | July 31, 2013 American Thinker

For years we’ve heard the propaganda line that everyone needs to go to college -- that a degree will improve your status and standard of living. 

Freedom of Religion in Public Schools 

There is much confusion about religion in our public schools.  On a daily basis students, parents, and even teachers are intimidated into silence about their Christian beliefs. The Freedom from Religion organization and the ACLU continue to use the courts to force public compliance with their left wing radical agenda to abolish Christianity from this nation. 

Now there is a fantastic resource to answer all of your questions.  Liberty Institute, an influential non-profit law firm, is dedicated to defending and restoring religious liberty across America.  It is a legal powerhouse defending our First Amendment rights. 

 Liberty Institute’s “Student Bill of Rights – FAQ” provides invaluable information about these issues:

  • First Amendment Rights;
  • Prayer, the Bible, and Religious Conversations;
  • Prayer and Extracurricular/Sports;
  • Prayer at Graduation;
  • Christmas;
  • Religion in Class Assignments;
  • School (or Teacher) Hostility/Discipline Because of Your Religion;
  • Religious Talk; and
  • Religious Clubs.

 

 

So CSCOPE Really Isn’t Dead?

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes  |  July 19, 2013  Education News

Update -- July 21, 2013

Senator Dan Patrick issued a press release on Friday, July 19 saying that he and Texas Attorney Greg Abbott have asked State Auditor John Keel to look into possible illegalities in the bidding process when the Education Service Centers first created CSCOPE: 

The CSCOPE Scam

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes  |  July 1, 2013 

Texas CSCOPE was unheard of a few months ago but now it is practically a household word. Then the story exploded on Fox News Cable TV and The Blaze and in numerous online publications. Americans were gasping---it can’t happen in Texas! 

Universal Pre-K:  The Argument Against 

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes  |  May 16, 2011 Texas Insider

During his campaign, President Obama pledged universal pre-kindergarten education, stating that not only do we need to enroll more children in pre-K, but should do so at an even earlier age.    

Congress and Courts Responsible For Anchor Baby Racket

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes |  May 3, 2011 Revised title

Originally titled “Education Spending:  Reverse the Spending Growth Rate, with Reform” in Texas Insider, February 10, 2011  

In the 1982 landmark court decision, Plyler v. Doe, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that children of illegal aliens have a “constitutional right” to a free and appropriate public education with equal protection of the law under the 14th Amendment.  

Out Of Control Spending In American Government Schools 

Originally titled “Reverse the alarming growth rate” in Texas Insider, January 27, 2011

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes   |   January 28, 2011 Revision

Over the past decade public education spending across the nation has increased dramatically.  The costs are rising faster than the taxpayer can fund them.  In Texas there has been a 63 percent increase. Why has there been such a large increase in spending while student performance has declined? 

For certain the money is not going toward instructional costs. The Texas Education Agency reports that total expenditures per pupil are $11,567 with only $4,972 going toward instructional costs. 

Where is the money going? 

To pay the salaries of large numbers of non-teaching personnel. 

From 1998-99 to 2008-09 the number of teachers in Texas rose from 256,276 to 325,809, a 27.1 percent increase, while during the same period the number of administrators rose from 18,531 to 25,130, a 35.6 percent increase. 

The teacher to non-teacher ratio is 1.019! 

Has all of this extra help from non-teaching personnel provided an uptick in academic improvement to justify the cost? 

To the contrary. 

We have seen a decline in results.  The average Texas SAT score has continued to drop: 992 in 1998-1999, 989 in 1999-2000, and 985 in 2009-2010. 

Why are there so many ancillary members with numerous curriculum directors?  Why are there so many administrators?  

It appears that our educators consider spending taxpayer money on well-paid non-teaching staff to be more vital than spending money to retain new well-trained teachers who often leave after five years for better jobs and work environments. 

The elimination of these layers of non-teaching bureaucracy must be a very high priority in getting our education finances in order. 

Far too much money and time are being spent on public education with little “return on our taxpayer investment” dollars.  As student scores slide southward and violence and disrespect continue to grow at alarming rates in our schools, we cannot expect voters to continue shaking the money tree.  

Voters across America have already sent the message that we want less government, less spending, and a return to the ways that made us a great nation. 

That message also applies to state and local governments and how our money is used for education. 

Public school administrators must take the leadership in returning to the simple, time proven ways of imparting knowledge and stop trying out every newfangled idea that consultants, elitists, and “reformers” want to test next to justify their existence and fat salaries. 

If educators are unwilling to listen to the taxpayers about less spending and improving student performance, they are going to face loss of their positions as Americans seek other options that will provide a better education for our children—at a far less cost. 

Copyright ©2011 Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D., All rights reserved 

 

 

 

Obama Administration Attempts to Nationalize K-12 Education, Just As They Did Health Care 

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes  |  January 6, 2011  Texas Insider

Signaling “Don’t Mess with Texas” in the November 2010 Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) Meeting, outgoing member Cynthia Dunbar offered a resolution declaring the U.S. Department of Education an unconstitutional bureaucracy, operating outside the purview of the federal government. 

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