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

ALERT! Texas Lawmakers Want More Mental Health Services In Classrooms

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   May 18, 2022

On Tuesday, May 24th, the House Committee on Public Education will meet at 10:00 a.m. to consider a number of issues including:

“3. Examine the impact of COVID-19 on students' mental health, including the availability and workload of mental health professionals across the state and their role in the public school system. Make recommendations to reduce or eliminate existing barriers to providing mental health services in a traditional classroom setting or through teletherapy.”

Mental Assessment ‘Rhithm’ Backpedals After LISD letter, Texas Scorecard Article

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, May 3, 2022 

 Rhithm’s website once self described as providing an App that performs a “biopsychosocial assessment.”

After my article, “Public Schools Practice Medicine Without A License,” appeared in Texas Scorecard and the letter below was sent to the Lewisville ISD School Board members, Rhithm did some fancy backpedaling. 

Woke YMCA Peddles Social-Emotional Learning,

Indoctrination in Texas After-School Programs

By Carole Hornsby Haynes January 10, 2021

While parents have been battling hostile school boards and classrooms over Critical Race Theory, left wing activists have gained new under-the-radar access to children through YMCA sponsored after-school programs.  These "family friends" afternoon sessions are teaching Social Emotional Learning (SEL) -- a socialist-style psychological conditioning of students.

Public Schools Practice Medicine Without A License

By Carole Hornsby Haynes November 30, 2021 Published by Texas Scorecard

Once public schools were places where parents sent their children to get an academic education. They were taught civics, traditional math that actually required getting the correct answer, and American patriotism.

Panorama, SEL’s CASEL Push Critical Race Theory Into Classrooms

By Carole Hornsby Haynes October 13, 2021

Attorney General Merrick Garland sent a memorandum directing the FBI to target parents who protest at school board meetings. This was a response to the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ letter that characterized parents who stood up to school boards about mask mandates and the teaching of CRT as “domestic terrorists.”

Now it seems there is far more to this story than meets the eye.

Social and Emotional Learning: An ‘Emerging Profession’

By Carole Hornsby Haynes     January 12, 2022

The sale of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) materials has become a big business – a very big business - that shot up 45 percent in just a year and a half, from $530 million to $765 million in 2021.

The ‘New’ Fad Corrupting Our Schoolchildren Is Not So New

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 11, 2021 Published by American Thinker

As they learn more about social and emotional learning (SEL) with its data mining, parents are in an uproar. They’re demanding an opt out and deletion of all stored data. Some believe that if we can stop the leftward lurch of America, we can “turn our schools around” and use SEL as it was “initially intended.”

Federal ESSER Grants Push Critical Race Theory Into

Texas Classrooms

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  September 12, 2021 Texas Scorecard

Over the past year, Congress has allocated nearly $200 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund of which the American Rescue Plan 2021 comprises $122.7 billion. Though the purposes of ARP to reopen schools and deal with learning losses sound innocent, this is a Trojan horse. Critical Race Theory is being pushed into public schools through federal grant mandates.

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