How fast are our leaders negatively transforming U.S. Education and removing parents from the process since the election?
Ten days after the election, our Secretary of Education announced a new direction in which the US will partner with the UN and Common Core will be the vehicle for “International Education.”
Then, the Utah State Board of Education announced a $39 million contract with American Institutes for Research (AIR) an extremely liberal international organization with ties to one-world promoters Bill and Melinda Gates and socialist George Soros. AIR collects data on school children and plays a very active role in projects dealing with Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) youth, Civil Rights, social and behavioral issues, and international health care.
How many parents know AIR is the group writing their child’s new school tests?
Then, just this week, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch voted to bring a very dangerous UN Treaty to the floor of the Senate which Harry Reid will push into a vote. It takes parental rights away in favor of a UN committee to decide what is best for the “rights of the child”.
Please call and write your representatives.
Dear Principal Kelly and School Board,
I recently received a student fees bill. I’m not sure why I got it now, since we paid $44 on the first day of school. I have a bill of $200 on top of the $44 we already paid.
I’m writing to ask for an explanation of why we pay huge property taxes which fund our schools, plus schools collect state funds, plus schools collect (just a little, I know) federal monies for our schools, and we supposedly have legislated “free public education” in Utah, yet we have large school fees.
Why do we have to pay to use our tax-funded school?
Students must even pay for the privilege of using a locker?
They must pay for many of the individual classes.
The biggest insult is that we are to pay textbook rental fees of $30 per student when there are no textbooks. It makes no sense to pay for the use of imaginary textbooks.
My child has not had a single textbook authorized for her. Most of her classes don’t even have textbooks. I really wish they did, especially in math. She can, if she begs, check a history book out and borrow it. But only for that one class.
We have employment. I am not asking for a waiver. I am asking for a fair explanation.
I will make one more suggestion: make the school board an unpaid position. If I were a board member, I would consider it an honor to serve.
There are many tens of thousands of dollars going out to pay the board, dollars that could be spent on textbooks and lockers for the kids.
Here’s a starter list for groups who are actively working to free our country from the Common Core Initiative.
If you know of others, please let me know.
National Federation of Republican Women
Utahns Against Common Core
American Principles Project
Utah Eagle Forum
Joyce & Dick Kinmont Family
LDS Home Educators Assn.
American Leadership Fund
Standard of Liberty
Proper Role of Government
United Women’s Forum
Principled Liberty Foundation
Citizens for Strong Families
Freedom for Utah Education
Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Studies