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#1 — PODCAST:  Concerned Texas mom, Kara Sands – reveals Bill Ratliff on same national advisory panel with Linda Darling-Hammond

 

#2 — WEB LINK:  Master list of Alice Linahan’s podcasts

 

#3 — YOUTUBE VIDEO:  Actual examples of indoctrination into social justice agenda – Common Core English/Language Arts for Grades 1 and 3 (Zaner-Bloser)

 

#4 — WEB LINKS:  Ratliff Clan

 

#5 — CALL TO ACTION:  Texas Social Studies instructional materials – review panels being selected now

 

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#1 — PODCAST:  Concerned Texas mom, Kara Sands — reveals Bill Ratliff on same national advisory panel with Linda Darling-Hammond

 

 

On 11.18.13, Alice Linahan of Voices Empower interviewed Kara Sands, an outspoken Texas mom who became prominent nationally when she discovered her child’s history lesson blamed America for 9/11 instead of the terrorists (http://www.kristv.com/news/flour-bluff-parent-upset-over-lessons-on-terrorism-and-government/#_).  Kara along with millions of other parents believes that our public schools should emphasize our rich heritage, American exceptionalism, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Founding Fathers, and other foundational/traditional knowledge and skills.  

 

In this podcast interview, Alice and Kara discuss the national ties that CSCOPE has with Common Core Standards verified by the fact that Bill Ratliff is on the same national advisory board of Parents for Public Schools with Linda Darling-Hammond – one of the main architects behind Common Core Standards and CSCOPE.  

 

Bill Ratliff is the father of Thomas Ratliff, registered lobbyist for Microsoft who is on the Texas State Board of Education. Bennett Ratliff, Bill Ratliff’s son, is in the Texas House. By connecting the dots, it is easy to see that the Type #2 philosophy of education contained in Common Core/CSCOPE is being promoted by the Ratliff family who is connected financially and philosophically with Bill Gates and Microsoft.  Common  Core, CSCOPE, and 21st century learning (online learning) are all built upon Microsoft platforms with billions of dollars going into the pockets of those associated with it.

 

 

More about the ties between Bill Ratliff and Linda Darling-Hammond: http://www.voicesempower.com/ties-between-texas-former-lt-gov-bill-ratliff-and-linda-darling-hammond/

 

 

Bill Ratliff and Linda Darling-Hammond on national advisory board of Parents for Public Schools:  

http://parents4publicschools.org/who-we-are/people/advisory-board

 

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#2 — WEB LINK:  Master list of Alice Linahan’s podcasts

 

https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan

 

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#3 — YOUTUBE VIDEO:  Actual examples of indoctrination into social justice agenda – Common Core English/Language Arts for Grades 1 and 3 (Zaner-Bloser)

 

11.11.13 — Actual examples in Common Core English/Language Arts instructional materials for literature and writing (Zaner-Bloser) – indoctrination through social justice activism

 

 

First Grade Literature and Writing  – 6 year olds — How to persuade by using emotional words rather than fact-based words  — social justice activism, entitlements, teaching children how to manipulate their parents to get what they want, marginalizing relationships between 6-year olds and their parents   

Third Grade Literature and Writing — Student observation form not evaluating a student’s growth and change in literature and writing but in a student’s individual behaviors and attitudes to advocate for social activism, social viewpoints (know when something is unfair, fine-tuned sense of unfairness, recognizing social advocacy, solving group problems)   

 

LINK TO YOUTUBE VIDEO: 

http://youtu.be/FSHoxWaVeto

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#4 — WEB LINKS:  Ratliff Clan

 

11.20.13 – “Irony of Ironies: Thomas Ratliff Accusing Others of Being Unethical”

by Donna Garner — http://www.educationviews.org/irony-of-ironies-thomas-ratliff-accusing-others-of-being-unethical/

 

8.19.13 — “Thomas Ratliff – Big Bucks from Microsoft – Lobbied for SB 6 and CSCOPE” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/thomas-ratliff-big-bucks-from-microsoft-lobbied-for-sb-6-and-cscope/

 

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#5 — CALL TO ACTION:  Texas Social Studies instructional materials – review panels being selected now

 

 

Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 3:54 PM

Subject: Call for Texas State Review Panel Nominees

 

The Texas Education Agency is now accepting nominations to the state review panels that will evaluate instructional materials submitted for adoption under Proclamation 2015.

 

To nominate yourself or someone else to serve on a state review panel, please complete the form posted at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=25769808256&libID=25769808258 and submit it to the TEA on or before Friday, January 24, 2014.


Proclamation 2015 calls for instructional materials in the following areas:

·   Social Studies, grades K-12

·   Social Studies (Spanish), grades K-5

·   Mathematics, grades 9-12

·   Fine Arts, grades K-12

State review panels are scheduled to convene in Austin for one week during the summer of 2014 to review materials submitted under Proclamation 2015. The TEA will reserve hotel lodging and reimburse panel members for all travel expenses, as allowable by law.

 

· Panel members should plan to remain on-site for five days to conduct the evaluation. 

 

· Panel members will be asked to complete an initial review of instructional materials prior to the in-person review. 

 

· Panel members will receive orientation and training both prior to the initial review and at the beginning of the in-person review. 

 

· Panel members might be asked to review additional content following the in-person review.

 

· Because many of the samples will be delivered electronically, panel members should be comfortable reviewing materials on-screen rather than in print.

 

· Panel members should also have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.  

 

 

Upon initial contact by a representative of the TEA, state review panel nominees begin a “no-contact” period in which they may not have either direct or indirect contact with any publisher or other person having an interest in the content of instructional materials under evaluation by the panel. The “no contact” period begins with the initial communication from the Texas Education Agency and ends after the State Board of Education (SBOE) adopts the instructional materials. The SBOE is scheduled to adopt Proclamation 2015 materials at its November 2014 meeting.

 

Nominations are due on or before Friday, January 24, 2014.  The nomination form is posted on the TEA website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=25769808256&libID=25769808258.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact review.adoption@tea.state.tx.us

 

 

 

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

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