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Hundreds of US Schools Now Participating in Program Led by ‘ISIS Supporting’ Qatari Government


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EAGnews.org:

More than 300 K-12 schools in America have joined President Obama’s Connect All Schools initiative since its launching in March of 2011.

The initiative, which seeks to “connect every school in the US with the world by 2016,” is a partnership of the US Department of Education, US Department of State, and Qatar Foundation International.

According to Connect All Schools, it all began with President Obama’s “historic speech” in Cairo, Egypt in 2009 where he expressed his desire to “create a new online network, so a young person in Kansas can communicate instantly with a young person in Cairo.”

In an effort to build “global competency” by connecting US students to students around the world, Connect All Schools and its partners facilitate schools with global issues curriculum, online collaboration, youth and teacher exchanges, professional development on international education, video-conferences, and more.

For example, at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, DC, students connected with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Syria for a lesson that examined “how the media in the U.S. stereotypes Muslims in a negative light.”

At Northwest School in Seattle, Washington, 6th grade students participated in a Global Issues unit that, according to Connect All Schools, allowed them to “see themselves in a global context and gain knowledge of how resources are spread unequally around the world.”

“This unit is about research and investigation of the interconnectedness of global issues,” says Northwest co-teacher, Heather Hall. “But the most significant aspect is the action component. Each student investigates, designs, and carries out an action in the local community to address a global problem.”

As reported in 2012, the Qatar Foundation has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and was started by the former Emir of Qatar and founder of Al Jazeera news network, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Carnegie Corporation President Vartan Gregorian, who played a significant role in the creation of the Common Core State Standards, is a Qatar Foundation board member.

In 2006, the country of Qatar donated $100 million dollars to the city of New Orleans for hurricane recovery efforts. From that donation, $12.5 million was used to build a College of Pharmacy building at Xavier University. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa attended the groundbreaking ceremony.

Several American universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Texas A&M, and Northwestern, have established satellite campuses in Doha, Qatar and participate in student exchange programs.

In an effort to alert these universities and others to the fact that Qatar is a “pernicious sponsor of Islamic terror,” Col. Allen West, Frank Gaffney, Jr. of the Center for Security Policy, and Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs, recently joined with several others to start the Qatar Awareness Campaign.

According to the group:

Qatar is arguably the preeminent sponsor of terror in the world today. It is a benefactor of the genocidal armies of ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram; it is involved in Taliban narcotics trafficking through a relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell; and profits from operating a virtual slave state. Qatar has leveraged its relationships with violent jihadi groups to its own benefit, and to the detriment of the United States and her allies.

In addition to the Connect All Schools initiative, Qatar has gained access to America’s K-12 students through other education programs as well.

For example, Qatar Foundation International’s “flagship” Arabic Language and Culture program is offered in several US schools and districts.

In 2012, PS 368 in Hamilton Heights Manhattan became the first school in the country to implement the organization’s Arabic language course as a required course of study for its elementary students.

Qatar’s access to America’s youth, however, is not limited to online interactions and the implementation of global curricula. Last year, for example, students from New Orleans’ International High School were selected by the Qatar Foundation to travel to Doha to represent the US in a Model United Nations assembly.

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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

Vartan Gregorian

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Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation, formerly served as president of Brown University. In 1996, Gregorian briefly stepped in as acting director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, which was then housed at Brown.

In his role as acting director, Gregorian was instrumental in the creation of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC). Gregorian selected domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, who personally selected Barack Obama, to work on the board of the CAC. The mission of the CAC was to expand Theodore Sizer’s Coalition of Essential Schools throughout Chicago and surrounding areas.

The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is the progressive education reform movement currently indoctrinating children nationwide. CES is behind both the nationally proposed Common Core State Standards and CSCOPE in Texas. Find several articles explaining the connections at the Common Core / CSCOPE / CES Connection page.

In 2009, President Obama appointed Vartan Gregorian to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

In addition to his post as president of Carnegie Corporation, an organization that has long funded progressive education initiatives, Gregorian currently sits on the board of the Qatar Foundation.

The Qatar Foundation was started by the founder of Al Jazeera and currently employs the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder, Hassan Al Banna. Despite this and other deep ties to Islamic terrorists, the State Department and the U.S. Department of Education have entered into an extensive partnership with the Qatar Foundation for the purpose of implementing several programs, including the ‘Connect All Schools’ Initiative. Read about the initiative at U.S. State Department and Department of Education Give Islamic Terrorists Access to Your Children.

In 1997, Fox Point Elementary School in Providence, Rhode Island entered into a collaborative learning partnership with Brown University, thereby dedicating the elementary school to the tenants and agenda set forth by the Coalition of Essential Schools. Fox Point Elementary then changed its name to Vartan Gregorian Elementary.

See other radicals behind CES schools at Name Names.

U.S. State Department and Department of Education Give Islamic Terrorists Access to Your Children


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By Danette Clark

I suppose it wasn’t bad enough that President Obama has a strange, cuddly relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and it wasn’t bad enough that America’s schools have been almost completely taken over by progressives who want to crumble our nation’s moral and religious foundation.   Because now our supposed caring and compassionate, ‘it’s all about the children’ president and his administration are giving Islamic extremists access to our children.

Several months ago, I revealed Al Jazeera and the Muslim Brotherhood’s involvement in Arabic language courses now being taught in U.S. schools.

Days later, Aaron Klein talked about that story on his radio program, Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, and he asked the important questions — How did this happen? Who let them into our schools?.

The answer is President Obama and his education policies.

One particular friend of our president, Vartan Gregorian, whom Obama appointed in 2009 to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, sits on the board of the Qatar Foundation.

The Qatar Foundation, which was started by the founder of Al Jazeera and employs the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder, Hassan Al Banna, is the organization that provides arabic language courses, scholarships, and other programs to U.S. schools.

The Foundation instituted scholarships named after Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi and established a research center in his name.  Qaradawi  permitted the killing of American troops in Iraq, supports suicide bombings, and has openly denounced Israel and the United States.

This can’t possibly be a lack of judgment or an oversight, right? I mean, President Obama’s long-time friend, Vartan Gregorian, sits on the board of this organization and assists them in gaining access to our children, through our schools.

Although Obama has not made Vartan Gregorian an official member of the department of education, Gregorian has been a long-time power-player in the Obama supported education reform movement that has been indoctrinating students in U.S. schools for two decades.

In 1996, Vartan Gregorian, then president of Brown University, served as acting director of the Annenberg Institute and was instrumental in the creation of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC). Gregorian selected Bill Ayers, who personally selected Barack Obama, to work on the board of the CAC. The mission of the CAC was to expand the Coalition of Essential Schools, a progressive education reform model, nationwide.

A year later, Gregorian became president of Carnegie Corporation, which provides funding to America’s most progressive, far-left universities and also to the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), which is now at the center of a network of over 2,000 K-12 schools in America. (Update – since learning about CSCOPE in Texas, the number of schools that we know are  participating in CES-style reform jumped to over 10,000.)

Several schools within the Coalition of Essential Schools network are receiving grants from the terrorist-riddled Qatar Foundation. And now, thanks to President Obama and pal, Vartan Gregorian, the State Department and the U.S. Department of Education are partnering with the Qatar Foundation on several initiatives, including the Connect All Schools initative which will connect all U.S. schools with schools around the world so we can share in global curriculum building.

Great…. I’m sure the islamic terrorists who seek the ultimate destruction of the U.S. and Israel have lots to teach our kids.

Even worse, their access to America’s students is not limited to online interactions or the implementation of global curriculums. Just last month, students from a public school in New Orleans, who were selected by the Qatar Foundation, traveled to Qatar to represent the U.S. in a Model United Nations assembly.

Go to Take it Back! and find out how you can get involved to stop indoctrination in your local schools.

Al Jazeera Founder Provides Arabic Language Course to U.S. Students


By Danette Clark    Originally posted on May 27, 2012 at RBO2.com

Beginning in September 2012, elementary students at PS 368 in Manhattan Hamilton Heights will be taught Arabic twice a week. Although several schools offer Arabic language courses, PS 368 is the first public school in New York to mandate Arabic as a required part of its curriculum.

The program was created as a partnership between the Global Language Project and Qatar Foundation International. Qatar Foundation International in Washington, DC is a special project and affiliate of the Qatar Foundation, which has deep ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Qatar Foundation was started in 1995 by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who launched the international Arab news channel, Al Jazeera in 1996.

The Qatar Foundation recently appointed Tariq Ramadan to head its new Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) in Qatar.

Ramadan, who was previously banned from entering the United States, is the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder, Hassan Al Banna. Ramadan’s ban from the country ended in 2010 when the Obama administration issued him a U.S. visa.

(More on the Foundation’s connections here.)

PS 368 s principal, Nicky Kram Rosen, claims one reason she selected the Arabic language course for PS 368 is because it will help the school obtain a prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) standing.

The IB program is funded and run by the United Nations and, according to Brannon Howse, founder of Worldview Weekend, the curriculum is extremely hostile to Christian and American values and big on humanism, pluralism, and the redistribution of wealth.

There has been much controversy in recent years over both the required reading and suggested reading lists from IB schools across the country. A majority of these books have been found to be full of graphic descriptions of violence, torture, incest, rape, homosexual sex, prostitution, and drugs.

The IB program has been promoted by progressive far-left educators for years.

Today, the curriculum is in over 1000 schools nationwide, many of which President Obama promotes as innovative schools for the 21st century.

One such school was established in July, 2009 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, an IB World School named the Barack Obama Academy for International Studies.