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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Texas Education Finance Report Offers Dumb Solution for Illiteracy

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. February 13, 2019

Fifty-nine percent of Texas third graders cannot read but the Texas Commission on Public School Finance concludes the reason lies in a child’s lack of preparedness for kindergarten.  The 2018 report of the Commission claims, “testimony reflected that students who were kindergarten ready were more than three times more likely to meet the state standard for third-grade reading vs. those students who weren’t.”

Texas Students To Be More Dumbed Down 

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. February 8, 2019

The 2019 Texas legislature is rushing headlong into expanding technology in K-12, forcing children into more “personalized learning,” a euphemism for replacing teachers with digital screens. Ignoring volumes of proof that digital learning has lowered academic achievement and created mental and psychological problems, states spend $5 billion each year of taxpayers’ money on technology.

Federalized School Choice? A High-Risk Choice

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. February 6, 2019

In his State of the Union speech, President Trump urged lawmakers to pass a school choice bill. Fortunately, it’s highly unlikely that any such legislation will be passed.   The $1 billion competitive grant for vouchers that Trump favors and the federal tax credit scholarship, considered a federal power grab by conservatives, lack Congressional support.

President Signs DeFacto National Database Bill

by Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. January 18, 2019

Despite months of protests by many Americans, a dangerous data mining bill, Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (H.R. 4174, “FEPA”), became law this week.

Harvard Study Proves Risks of 'Early Schooling'

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. January 7, 2019   World Net Daily

Whatever happened to childhood and the freedom to run, play, create, climb trees, drink out of garden hoses, play cowboys and Indians without being politically incorrect, take things apart to see how they work, and fantasize without being shamed by adults?

UNESCO Programs Continue In U.S. Schools, Promote New-World Order

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. January 6, 2019

Although the U.S. has now withdrawn from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the tentacles of the radical organization remain deeply entwined in America through education. Founded as the United Nations’ education agent, the purpose of UNESCO is to influence school curriculum to change the worldviews and beliefs of students.

Lame Duck Congress Passes Anti-Privacy Database Bill

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. January 1, 2019

On a voice vote without debate, the Senate passed a bill that creates a de facto national base.

Globalist Billionaire Betsy DeVos Thinks Adopting European Education Policies Can ‘Help Catch Us Up’

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 20, 2018

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured European countries earlier in 2018 and expressed great admiration for their centralized education system and workforce development, particularly those in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the U.K. She believes adoption of their policies will “help catch us up” to students in other countries.

Billionaire Busybodies Meddle In Education

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   Eagle Forum Report  December 2018

Betsy DeVos, U.S. Department of Education Secretary, recently signed a declaration that places education “at the centre of the global agenda.” This step moves the U.S. toward a world government with the loss of our inalienable freedoms.

Betsy DeVos Signs Swiss Apprenticeship Agreement: Replace Academic Education With Workforce Training

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 13, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the secretaries of Labor and Commerce recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Swiss government to collaborate on apprenticeships and workforce development.

Common Core, “Worst Large-Scale Education Failure in 40 Years,” Endangers Education Choice

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 23, 2018

In the more sane days gone by, children took a year-end achievement test for which there was no class preparation. Instead, the school year was spent mastering academic content, not constantly preparing for standardized tests. The achievement test score neither affected academic grades nor was used to determine whether the student passed for the year.

Corporate Takeover of American Classrooms 

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 15, 2018    Excerpt from "The Consequences of Screen Technologies in Texas Education"

Rather than creating products that teachers need and want to use, Silicon Valley tech giants decide what they want to sell and then create a sales pitch such as “personalized learning” – code for computerized education that replaces teachers.

Fed & EdTech Partnership Pushes Data Mining And Video Games Into Classrooms

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 14, 2018   Excerpt from "The Harmful Consequences of Screen Technologies in Texas Education"

The U.S. Department of Education has become increasingly aggressive in demanding more personal data on students for various federal grants.

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