ABCs of DumbDown: HR 5 Bastardizes Title 1 and IDEA…creating a dangerous hybrid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Anita B Hoge 724-263-0474
Ryan Bannister 717-919-2122
Gen Yvette Sutton 610-507-9113
Cheryl Boise 412-389-6896
Rich Felice 484-678-2236

Pennsylvanians Restoring Education
Pennsylvanians Against Common Core
March 4, 2015

SENATOR ALEXANDER AND REPRESENTATIVE KLINE,

H.R. 5 ESEA Reauthorization cannot be fixed. We also say “NO” to S. 144, Local Leadership in Education Act. We also say “NO” to S. 227, Strengthening Education through Research Act. You both know perfectly well and recognize that the core of HR 5 ESEA Reauthorization rests upon Title I and IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, under which our children are tracked and remediated.

We citizens demand that HR 5 be completely suspended until the United States Department of Education General Counsel reviews the Constitutionality of the Title I Portability embedded in the Student Success Act of 2015 which will amend No Child Left Behind.

Read more HERE.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com

http://www.americandeception.com

http://www.abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com

Guerilla Media Network Iserbyt Archives link

Exposing The Global Road To Ruin Through Education-Trailer Links

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26 Minute Trailer

Full 8 Disc YouTube Video Links

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To order the updated abridged 2011 version of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America  click this AMAZON ORDER LINK

 

Published in: on March 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Commissions: County Attorney, Sheriffs, Clerk of the Courts

Courtesy of Lise from Maine

Take particular notice that county attorneys, sheriffs, justices of the peace and clerk of courts are all commissioned. Not so today. County attorneys have been replaced unlawfully by the district attorney which is STATUTORY only.

For your information, Justices of the Peace are NO longer situated in the Judicial Department and so is the Notary Public office.

The commissions EXCEPT for two (2) of them follow Article 9, Section 3 of the Constitution of the State of Maine:

1. Must be in the name of the state, and
2. Must have the signature of the governor, and
3. Must be signed by the Secretary or his deputy, and
4. Must have the seal of the state.

The two (2) older ones of 1825 ONLY shows the “name” of the seal with surrounding stars (stars?). I don’t believe that these two (2) actually
follow the said article as above-mentioned. The actual copy of the seal must be a part of the commission.

I have ordered four (4) more commissions (have to pay for them), and those show a very different seal.

Go figure.

I just ordered more commissions yesterday, and I am awaiting a response.

Remember what a commission ACCOMPLISHES. It provides the one so named in his commission a public office and a title.

Commissions – County Attorney

Commissions – Sheriff

Commissions – Clerk of Courts

Published in: on March 3, 2015 at 6:45 pm  Comments (7)  

Act for the Admission for the State of Maine into the Union, March 3, 1820

“A Separate and Independent State”: Maine’s Act of Admission, which was passed by Congress on March 3, 1820 and signed the same day by President James Monroe. This certified copy was sent to the State of Maine by U.S. Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams. He would later be elected President of the United States in 1824. Maine entered the Union as part of the Missouri Compromise which admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state.

Maine’s Act of Admission, click here.

Maine’s Act of Admission Transcript

Transcipt page one (left side)
An Act for the Admission for the State of Maine into the Union

Whereas, by an act of the State of Massachusetts, passed on the Nineteenth day of June, in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Nineteen, entitled “An Act relating to the Separation of the District of Maine from Massachusetts Proper, and forming the same into a separate and independent state, the people of that part of Massachusetts heretofore known as the District of Maine did, with the consent of the Legislature of said State of Massachusetts, form themselves into an independent state, and did establish a Constitution for the Government of the same, agreeably to the Provisions of said Act – Therefore –

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United State of America in Congress assembled, that, from and after the fifteenth day of March, in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty, the State of Maine is hereby declared to be one of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever.

H. Clay, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
John Gaillard, President of the Senate pro tempore.
Washington, March 3, 1820.

Approved.
James Monroe

Transcript page two (right side)
Act for the Admission for the State of Maine into the Union
1820

I certify that the within is a true copy of “An Act for the State of Maine into the Union,” accurately transcribed from the original Roll deposited in the Office of the Department of State of the United States, according to Law, for safe-keeping.

In testimony whereof I, John Quincy Adams, Secretary of the Department, aforesaid, have hereunto subscribed by name, and caused the Seal of my Office of said Department to be affixed, this third Day of March, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty; and of the Independence of the United States the Forty-fourth.

John Quincy Adams.

(Source: Maine State Archives)

 

Maine.gov Press Release

Maine marks 195 Years as an Independent State
March 3, 2015
Secretary of State

AUGUSTA – On March 15, Maine will mark 195 years as one of the United States of America.
The federal notification of Maine’s “Act of Admission” into the union is part of the holdings at the Maine State Archives. Congress passed the Act on March 3, 1820, and President James Monroe signed it that same day.
The Act of Admission designates Maine as a “separate and independent state.” U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, who would later be elected president of the United States in 1824, sent the Act to the State of Maine.
Before becoming a state, Maine was a district of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Maine brought pressure to become independent from Massachusetts and sought admission to the United States as a “free” state that rejected slavery. Southern states objected, contending that admitting Maine would upset the political balance between free states and states that allowed slavery. Congress ultimately proposed admitting Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. Although many Maine politicians objected, Congress approved the Missouri Compromise.
The resulting Act of Admission states that, as of March 15, 1820, “the State of Maine is hereby declared to be one of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever.”

 

Is Maine now a territory of the United States? The Act of Admission designates Maine as a “separate and independent state.” What do you think of this Act?

Published in: on March 3, 2015 at 6:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

ABCs of DumbDown: Common Core and the Facts: What Conservative Groups Don’t Tell You

Many parents across the nation are riled up about Common Core. There is a growing “Opt Out” movement. They recognize that the high-stakes testing process is a pressure-cooker for children, their parents and teachers. But watch out for their tunnel vision! Many are not fully informed about the facts. Many are being spoon fed by large conservative groups.

This blog has been publishing factual information about Common Core since its inception last May 2014. The history behind Common Core, the agenda that drives it, and even the “controlled opposition” to it have been the subject of many blog posts. It is even MORE important now to know the facts about Common Core, and to become aware of what the “conservative” groups are NOT telling you.

Recently Heritage took credit for the opposition of ESEA. But, as we pointed out in several blog articles HERE and HERE,  we blew the whistle on these bad bills, long before the “Johnny-Come-Lately” so-called opposition by non-grassroots well-funded groups like Heritage. Sending out an alert coinciding the day a vote is scheduled to be taken doesn’t constitute any sort of credible “opposition.”

While the big so-called conservative groups are claiming victory, look at the dates on this blog to see how far back we sounded the alarms — and they went VIRAL!!! We not a group. We are moms and pops, grandmothers and grandfathers, teachers, school board members, students, ministers, priests, researchers, doctors, your neighbor next door…. the TRUE grassroots. It was the true grassroots that stopped this legislation. Anita Hoge pumped out alerts, and this blog posted it. People all around the country did their homework, studied the facts, passed along the information and lobbied to defeat this bill.

Don’t be caught blind-sided. Don’t become a victim of Common Core tunnel vision. Below is a brief summary of a few of the major points that have been brought out by Anita Hoge and others regarding the the real issues. This information should be investigated in each and every state. Parents and citizens need to go beyond the simple “anti-Common Core” rhetoric and learn these other facts.

Read more HERE.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com

http://www.americandeception.com

http://www.abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com

Guerilla Media Network Iserbyt Archives link

Exposing The Global Road To Ruin Through Education-Trailer Links

3 Minute Trailer

26 Minute Trailer

Full 8 Disc YouTube Video Links

Amazon 8 Disc Set Order Link

To order the updated abridged 2011 version of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America  click this AMAZON ORDER LINK

Published in: on March 3, 2015 at 5:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

ABCs of DumbDown: Are We Training Pigeons Or Educating Children? No Way, ESEA!

A 3D commentary by grassroots teacher Dawn Hoagland

“Are we training pigeons or educating children? That is the big question we need to ask Congress as they re-authorize ESEA (the Elementary and Secondary Education Act)!

There seems to be a new idea, which is actually old, being presented in Congress right now: Children can be trained to do whatever we want them to do – just like pigeons!

In 1977 The District of Columbia’s Associate Superintendent of Schools, Guines, told us about the change from teaching academics to skills training, recommended by the U.S. military and necessary for workforce training.

Some people have been planning for the world-wide conversion to Outcomes Based Education for decades. B.F. Skinner died in 1990 and Benjamin Bloom died in 1999 but Marc Tucker is still around to clap for this incredible transformation. Now he can write, “Dear Hillary, it is finally happening in 2015.”’

Read more HERE.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com

http://www.americandeception.com

http://www.abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com

Guerilla Media Network Iserbyt Archives link

Exposing The Global Road To Ruin Through Education-Trailer Links

3 Minute Trailer

26 Minute Trailer

Full 8 Disc YouTube Video Links

Amazon 8 Disc Set Order Link

To order the updated abridged 2011 version of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America  click this AMAZON ORDER LINK

Published in: on March 2, 2015 at 8:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

ABCs of DumbDown: Common Core Early History

“…’National, Rational, Republican Education, Free for All, at the Expense of All, Conducted under the Guardianship of the State,’ apart from the contaminating influence of parents…”

Be sure to catch Dr. Dennis Cuddy’s fascinating article “Common Core”posted on NewsWithViews 3/2/15, in which he divulges some fascinating early history on how education began to be controlled by an elite “intelligentsia of Horace Mann’s day… the first half of the 1800s.”

Read more HERE.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com

http://www.americandeception.com

http://www.abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com

Guerilla Media Network Iserbyt Archives link

Exposing The Global Road To Ruin Through Education-Trailer Links

3 Minute Trailer

26 Minute Trailer

Full 8 Disc YouTube Video Links

Amazon 8 Disc Set Order Link

To order the updated abridged 2011 version of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America  click this AMAZON ORDER LINK

Published in: on March 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

Talkshoe Radio – Discussion On “Brief” Dispute Between Maine Governor Paul LePage and Attorney General Janet Mills…Oral Argument

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
9:00 PM EDT

Call in Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 27398#

Archived program, EPISODE 55, click here.

Click here to join in online.

Related:  Talkshoe Radio – Discussion on Governor Paul LePages’s Request For Opinion of the Justices With Phil Merletti and Lise DuPont, Author of “Where Did The Original Constitutional State Go?” Click here.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 broadcast, Archived program, EPISODE 51, click here.

Talkshoe Radio – Update on Article V Constitutional Convention Forum and “Brief” Dispute Between Maine Governor Paul LePage and Attorney General Janet Mills, click here.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 broadcast, Archived program, EPISODE 54, click here.

The “Brief” Dispute Between Maine Governor Paul LePage and Attorney General Janet Mills, click here.

Dangers of an Article V Convention with Constitutional Attorney Deborah Stevenson

Constitutional Attorney Deborah Stevenson speaks on the Dangers of an Article V Convention at the Maine State House Tuesday February 17, 2015. Sponsored by We The People Maine, Inc. Phil Merletti is the Master of Ceremonies.

A very informative forum! Debby was great!

Deborah asked Charlotte Iserbyt if she wanted to say a few words. Charlotte didn’t turn that down.

Charlotte’s presentation (starts at 24 min) which was completely unplanned (she was not an invited speaker) is to show you how she managed to spill neocon beans during a Birch Society sponsored event on the Article V Convention.

Charlotte’s presentation was dynamite!

View video HERE.

Related: Talkshoe RadioDiscussion on the Article V Constitutional Convention with Special Guest Deborah Stevenson, click here.

Published in: on February 28, 2015 at 1:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

ABCs of DumbDown: Parents are Treated Like Children

No Way, ESEA!
Some background and history to this outrageous incident in Collier County, Florida

Everyone keeps forwarding this video to me.  I ignored it initially but am so tired of receiving it in my email I decided to write a post for my blog. Read the article “Video of the Day – Watch as Florida Parents are Treated Like Children for Questioning School Curriculum,” and watch the video. Here is a brief summary of its contents:

David Bolduc… who is a resident of Naples, Florida recently sent me a note highlighting a video in which he, and several other concerned parents, were reprimanded and treated like little children in a School Board Workshop as a result of them expressing concerns about school curriculum.

To these outstanding and courageous Florida parents, I say, “Welcome to the club!”

IT IS VITAL FOR GOOD PARENTS, NEW TO THE BATTLE, TO UNDERSTAND A BIT OF HISTORY REGARDING THIS BATTLE AND WHO FOUGHT IT, HOW, AND WHO DID NOTHING TO HELP FIGHT IT.  

As an elected school board member in 1978 I visited my son’s third grade classroom, simply to see how he was doing. I didn’t interrupt anything going on. Just sat in the corner and was able to observe that my son was not doing all that well.

That very day I, an elected official, was called into the Superintendent’s Office, during which the Chairperson of the School Board and the head of the teachers’ union berated me for having visited the classroom without permission! The accusations regarding my visit were so “off the wall” I was reduced to tears. Part of our job as board members was to occasionally visit classrooms.

What a horrible experience when the incident was reported to the controlled press, which hated me, and the Leftists/Communists in our small town came down on me with horrendous letters to the editor, etc. (This wasn’t the only time I was called into a small room to be interrogated about something I had done as a legitimate part of my job as a school board member.) This, by the way, is a Communist tactic, in case there are people out there who have not studied the Alinskyan “how” of controlling the community, and been subjected to it.

In regard to incidents young parents are now experiencing that areas horrendous as what we tired soldiers experienced from 1975 to the present.

Read more HERE.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com

http://www.americandeception.com

http://www.abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com

Guerilla Media Network Iserbyt Archives link

Exposing The Global Road To Ruin Through Education-Trailer Links

3 Minute Trailer

26 Minute Trailer

Full 8 Disc YouTube Video Links

Amazon 8 Disc Set Order Link

To order the updated abridged 2011 version of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America  click this AMAZON ORDER LINK

Published in: on February 27, 2015 at 10:06 am  Leave a Comment  

ABCs of DumbDown: No Way, ESEA! A Teacher’s Courageous Speech…An Example of True Grassroots Teacher Activism!

A 3D Research Report by teacher Dawn Hoagland

“I gave half of the speech (before I was cut off for time allotment) in a public forum which was the Greenburgh Town Hall. A panel of 7 Democrat and Republican legislators convened to listen to public comments on New York Governor Cuomo’s budget and education proposal’s. They collected written comments at the end from anyone who didn’t get to speak or didn’t get to read their full speech.

Below is an excerpt from the speech which I gave to the Westchester lawmakers on Monday.”

Read more HERE.

Related: ABCs of DumbDown: A Missouri Citizens Grassroots Report, click here.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com

http://www.americandeception.com

http://www.abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com

Guerilla Media Network Iserbyt Archives link

Exposing The Global Road To Ruin Through Education-Trailer Links

3 Minute Trailer

26 Minute Trailer

Full 8 Disc YouTube Video Links

Amazon 8 Disc Set Order Link

To order the updated abridged 2011 version of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America  click this AMAZON ORDER LINK

Published in: on February 27, 2015 at 9:52 am  Comments (1)  
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