“The Governor knows where I stand. He called me for my advice re charter schools the day before he was inaugurated. I told him that charter schools are dangerous since they are public schools but have no elected school boards. Taxation without Representation. We fought an important war in regard to such taxation.
My opposition is to publicly funded charter schools with no elected boards and to tax-supported private, including religious and home school, education. The Governor and his cronies with the federally-funded Council of Chief State School Officers, National Governors Association, et al, support tax-supported private education (no elected boards to represent the taxpayers) The purpose is to transform our once superb, pre-1965 education system to the Soviet work force training mode. This has been the plan since 1934 when the Carnegie Corp. called for using the schools to change America’s capitalist economic system to the Soviet planned economic system (limited learning for lifelong labor).
Communist Core (my label for Common Core) has been with us for many years under other labels. (Semantic Deception) What do people think Maine’s Learning Results were all about? Maine was probably the major state to introduce Communist Core. In fact, if I recall correctly, Maine’s Communist Core was used at the international level to develop the international Communist Core standards. A handful of long-time recognized education researchers have opposed the Communist Core (Marxist) national curriculum for over 48 years with little support from the grass roots! All of a sudden there is this enormous national opposition to Communist Core (the new label for Maine’s mid-nineties Learning Results, and and the 1970-present National Assessment for Educational Progres of which 60 % of the test items are politically correct- attitudinal. This phony, deliberately hyped opposition to Communist Core is spearheaded and supported by the national Heritage Foundation, which for the past 7-8 years has controlled Maine’s education system, and which has affiliates in most states. Former Commissioner of Education Bowen was groomed for his job when he headed up Maine Heritage. This hype, with another tax-exempt foundation, Pioneer, coming in to support home school leader, Heidi Sampson’s, anti-common core agenda, is very suspect. The anti-Communist Core movement is very simply a red herring (diversion) to keep Americans from understanding and opposing the Trojan Horse:tax-funded school choice. This pro-tax-funded school choice agenda is supported by the Governor and Bowen who take their orders from the Council of Chief State School Officers, Florida’s ex-Gov. Jeb Bush, his Foundation for Excellence in Education, Bill Gates, Pearson, and IBM’s ex-CEO Gerstner. Gerstner has the gall to call for recommending to President Obama that he bring down all 16,000 public school districts with their messy elected school governance. He and other globalist corporate heads want the privatizaion of ALL education in order to implement the Soviet polytechnical workforce training system called for by Carnegie in 1934. All neoconservative (Trotskyitne) tax-exempt foundations, including the major player, the national Heritage Foundation, the corporate fascist globalist Council on Foreign Relations, and the Obama Administration all support tax–funded school choice. What is there to like about that?
Mainers better wake up and tell Maine Heritage, which drafted the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which destroyed thousands of good jobs in Maine, and across the country, and sent them south, to get out of Maine!
Communist Core is NOT the issue. Those fighting Communist Core better wake up and realize that even if they kill Communist Core, if they do NOT oppose ALL forms of tax-supported School Choice and Charter Schools, they will wake up one day and find that their children in their favorite tax-supported choice private school are required by federal law (regulations) to take the Communist Core assessment (test) they thought they had killed! Why? Because when an education entity (private or public) accepts one penny of federal money it MUST adhere to federal regulations regarding curriculum, testing, hiring, etc., etc. And that is as it should be.
The only option, difficult as it may be to attain, is for Americans to support restoration of the pre-1965 super education system with its traditional academic curriculum. All other options are lethal. repeat LETHAL WITH NO UPWARD MOBILITY FOR THEIR CHILDREN.
If Mainers are looking for a super Commissioner of Education to replace Steve Bowen, they would do well to vote en masse for Steve Schran, a public school teacher with 30 years experience in the trenches who supports traditional academic education, not Limited Learning for Lifelong Labor, which has been planned for us by the tax-exempt foundations, especially Carnegie, ever since 1934.
Maine should kick out every single out- of- state tax-exempt foundation, including the Brookings Institute which was in Maine a couple of years ago working to restructure Maine’s government. These out-of-state entities are busily at work effecting change in our political and educational governance in order to implement the international socialist global system. “They” think we are stupid and naive. Well, even if we are uninformed about global politics, I personally would prefer that we in Maine be allowed to make our own decisions, even if we occasionally make a mistake. We do NOT need the tax-exempt foundations to tell us what to do. They have no goal other than to use our children to spin off profits for the global elite.
Best regards to all who managed to get through this diatribe! Please email me if you disagree or have any questions. I wouldn’t bore you with all these nasty historical details if I were able to get published in Maine’s major media. Please spread the info in this message far and wide. Every single thing I have stated can be backed up by official documentation.
Take Maine Back and sooner than later,”
former school board member SAD 28 (Camden-Rockport)
former Sr. Policy Advisor
U.S. Dept. of Education 1981-1983
author: the deliberate dumbing down of america, 1999 and updated abridged version 2011 (FREE download at http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com)