By Charlotte Iserbyt
“Just a “heads up” for all of you who are very concerned regarding our constitutional form of govt. being transformed by PUBLIC/PRIVATE partnerships.
Check the Communist Manifesto and you will find:
“The communist system requires a merger of government and industry!” (Exactly what is being implemented NOW in the USA through public/private education restructuring.)
The unconstitutional public-private partnerships necessary for school to work agenda (using tax-funded charter schools with UNELECTED boards and other vehicles) are going in across the country, with few Americans objecting to this fascist/communist agenda.
Please read the following regarding recent activities in Maine and other excerpted materials from the deliberate dumbing down of america and other documents.”
“Please do your homework. The school-to-work agenda, modelled on the Soviet polytech workforce training system, merger of public and private sector, is being implemented right now. It has been in the works certainly since 1980 when the neoconservatives invaded the Reagan Administration, lead by the Heritage Foundation which drafted the dreaded North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and which supports tax-funded school choice/charters without elected boards. Heritage has an affiliate in most, if not all, states and is promoting this unconstitutional system of education, economics and regional governance (communism).
This writer, as liaison from the Dept. of Education, attended the first official White House Private Sector Initiative meeting in 1981, and asked if public/private partnerships were not “corporate fascism”. One of the supporters of this unAmerican initiative answered: “I don’t think anyone has looked at it that way.”
Steve Schran, a courageous activist/public school teacher, and I, wanted to attend the 3-hour “breakfast” meeting held in Republican/Heritage-controlled Gov. LePage’s Mansion, so we called the Maine Dept. of Education and were told it was a “private” meeting. We checked the Open Meeting laws, found in all states, which protect taxpayers from being excluded from “secret planning activities” and realized something very “fishy” was going on in Maine. Fortunately the Maine press picked up on this particular “closed to the public” meeting.
What just happened in Maine, holding PRIVATE meetings related to funding of education and restructuring of education, is unconstitutional.
Is this happening in YOUR state?”
Read more HERE.
Related: PPH reports ” Maine education chief quizzed about closed-door meeting.
At a luncheon hosted by the Maine Heritage Policy Center, Deputy Education Commissioner Bill Beardsley is asked why he participated in a private commission meeting hosted by the governor that violated the state’s open-meeting law.” Read more HERE.