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Obama Ed Department Recommends Reform Organization Created by Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers


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By Danette Clark

Describing it as a “highly regarded organization”, Obama’s Education Department recommends the Bill Ayers-founded Small Schools Workshop for use in creating “learning environments that are supportive of perseverance”.

The Small Schools Workshop is currently led by Mike Klonsky, a fellow 60’s radical of Bill Ayers, who once vowed to the communist government of China that he would lead the struggle to topple the U.S. imperialist ruling class. Read more about Klonsky here.

The Department of Education document, Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century, also recommends the Coalition of Essential Schools, the progressive indoctrination movement behind CSCOPE and Common Core.

This is the same document that has drawn attention in recent months due to content outlining invasive data mining techniques for use on students.

Supposedly for the purpose of improving education, Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance reveals that our government intends to turn children into human guinea pigs whose every expression, emotion, and physiological trait will be read, monitored and evaluated through devices designed to monitor facial expression, EEG brain wave patterns, skin conductance, heart rate variability, posture, and eyetracking.

For our president to have history with these organizations and terrorists is definitely a concern. For these organizations to furtively infiltrate our schools under the guise of raising test scores and graduation rates is another cause for concern. But far beyond disturbing is the fact that our government recommends giving maoist, communist, domestic terrorists control over the ‘structure and culture’ of our classrooms, while also suggesting that grossly instrusive methods be used to collect and store extremely personal information on every child.

Let’s not forget that there are several former Weathermen/Weather Underground Organization members involved with both the Coalition of Essential Schools and Small Schools Workshop, and that those same people were reported to have discussed and planned the rounding up, re-education, and extermination of American citizens.

To read more about the Coalition of Essential Schools, go to the Common Core/CSCOPE/CES Connection page.

To see the other communists and terrorists behind these organizations, go to Name Names.

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Name Names — Radical of the Week


THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE LARGEST PROGRESSIVE INDOCTRINATION MOVEMENT IN THE U.S.

RADICAL OF THE WEEK

Mike Klonsky

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In 1968, as national secretary of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Mike Klonsky wrote an SDS resolution titled Toward a Revolutionary Youth Movement. In the resolution, Klonsky admiringly quoted mass murderer Chinese dictator Mao Zedong, and called for an organized youth movement to engage in a revolutionary struggle against capitalism, “the system… at the root of man’s oppression”.

In 1969, Klonsky started a Maoist organization called the October League, which later changed its name to the “Communist Party (Marxist Leninist)”.

A year after Chairman Mao’s death in 1976, Klonsky became one of the first Americans ever to be invited to China by its communist government. During his visit, Klonsky emphasized his organization’s commitment to “lead the struggle to topple the U.S. imperialist ruling class”.

Today Mike Klonsky is a professor of education at DePaul University and national director of the Small Schools Workshop, an organization founded by communist and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Klonsky has been with the organization since its founding in 1991.

As explained here, the Small Schools Workshop received grant money through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (of which Barack Obama was chairman of the board) for the purpose of transforming existing schools into Coalition of Essential Schools member and affiliate schools.

Klonsky also currently serves on the national steering committee of Save Our Schools, an organization that works in partnership with the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES).

CES is the progressive reform movement behind both CSCOPE and Common Core.

In the video below, Mike Klonsky and Bill Ayers’ wife, Bernardine Dohrn, declare to the media:  “We’re going to be in the streets and in every institution in this country from now on.”  “We’re gonna replace capitalism with socialism.”

 

See the other faces behind the Coalition of Essential Schools at Name Names.

Name Names — Radical of the Week


THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE LARGEST PROGRESSIVE INDOCTRINATION MOVEMENT IN THE U.S.

RADICAL OF THE WEEK

Deborah Meier

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Deborah Meier is a founding leader of Democratic Socialists of America, a marxist organization that strives to end capitalism and bring about “a humane international social order”.

Meier joined forces with Theodore Sizer in the founding of Sizer’s Coalition of Essential Schools, an education reform initiative modeled after secularist reformers like John Dewey and Paulo Freire.

Meier and Sizer also worked together to launch a Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) affiliate center in New York City called the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE).

With the help of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and several other organizations, including the Small Schools Workshop, which was founded by communist Bill Ayers’ and maoist Mike Klonsky, the Center for Collaborative Education transformed dozens of existing New York schools into ‘small schools’ and CES member schools.

Meier has since served as co-chair of the Coalition of Essential Schools and as principal of Mission Hill, a CES school in Boston.

Meier, as do many CES reformers, opposes standardized testing, asserting that “…tests of every sort are largely indicative of one’s family wealth and social status as well as the ethnic and racial background of students.”.

In commenting on an article about the recent Atlanta schools cheating scandal, Meire defends the guilty educators, claiming that it’s the cynicism of the system that is to blame and arguing that changing test scores didn’t harm the students.

In typical liberal fashion — as though no one other than the successful should be held accountable for their actions — Meier points the finger at corporations and the rich by stating, “…there’s probably plenty of teacher cheating at schools for rich kids and their families….” and “If we put teachers in jail for 10 years for cheating, while we make deals with bankers, investment houses, and on and on who cheat, mislead, what are we saying?”

Recent radical interactions:

Deborah Meier and maoist Klonsky ‘reflecting’.

Deborah Meier with Bill Ayers.

See other radicals behind the Coalition of Essential Schools at Name Names.

Also, read about the connections between CSCOPE, Common Core and CES schools here, here, and here.

Texas Educators Direct Progressive Education Organization


Last week, I named several Texas educators that are closely affiliated with Texas ASCD, a progressive education organization that works to place radical educators and curricula into public schools.

Below is a list of more Texas educators involved with Texas ASCD, but these individuals make up the board of directors.

Texas ASCD Board of Directors

President, Al Hambrick – Sherman ISD
President Elect, Carl Key – New Diana ISD
Vice President, Suzanne McWilliams – Forney ISD
Vice President Elect, Susanne Carroll, Victoria ISD
Influence Liaison, Gena Gardiner – Highland Park ISD
Past President, Janis Jordan – Corpus Chrisi ISD

2013

Patti Birney – Assistant Superintendent, East Central ISD
Lane Ledbetter – Superintendent, Graham ISD
Darla Pollard – Assistant Superintendent, Terrell ISD
Glenda Heil – Mesquite ISD
Sharon Hogue – Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Barbara Gideon – Houston ISD
Maria Luisa Guerra – Assistant Superintendant, Edinburg CISD

2014

Tasha Barker – Lindale ISD
Bill Bechtol – Eanes ISD
Juneria Berges – Assistant Superintendent, Huntsville, ISD
Michael Waldrip- Frisco ISD
David Young – Midway ISD
Lisa Young – Southlake Carroll ISD

When searching ASCD’s national website, it’s easy to see that this organization promotes progressive education. The site proudly boasts of conference speakers like Paulo Freire, touts reform efforts of Bill Ayers and his maoist friend and fellow Weather Underground member, Mike Klonsky, through their Small Schools Workshop, and reports ad nauseam on the ‘successes’ of Theodore Sizer’s Coalition of Essential Schools.

However, the Texas ASCD website isn’t quite that obvious. Regardless, Texas educators have a responsibility to students, parents, and the laws of the State of Texas.

While it might be possible to believe that educators who are newly affiliated with Texas ASCD may not yet realize what this organization is really about, the superintendents and assistant superintendents who make up the board of directors certainly should know and they should be held accountable for directing an organization whose national affiliates promote progressive education and communist revolutionaries who call themselves educators.

Go to Name Names to see some of the radicals involved in the Coalition of Essential Schools (more added each week).