Threatening Academic Freedom and Scientific Truth: Last Chance Public Meeting with USOE on Nationalized Science Standards   2 comments

 

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How Do the Common Core Science Standards Threaten Academic Freedom and Scientific Truth?

(This information is provided by Vince Newmeyer, a scientist and member of Utah’s science standards review committee.)

Please Attend:  Salt Lake Meetings Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Issues of controversy range from:

  • Politicized presentation of Global Warming and Environmentalism
  • Darwinian Dogma

o    The lack of an objective view of data

o    The indoctrination of a materialistic mantra, which excludes any data or logic that indicates that there is anything more than simply Matter and Energy as an explanation of human origins.

o    This enthroned materialistic view has a devastating affect on the morals of society as a whole.

  • Instances of bad science
  • Missing and “implicit” content
  • Artificial limits on learning
  • The failure to include essential math critical to science learning
  • Lack of depth in critical topics
  • Missing science foundations
  • The watering down of science with social issues
  • The failure to evaluate the whole of the NGSS and only looking at grades 6-8
  • The presentation to the public of only selected material, and not the full body of material that will be presented to our teachers
  • Submitting to a National Standard can bring Federal consequences if we should add to or deviate from those set standards in the future

 

I feel we would be selecting a substandard and politicized science program unfit for what the parents of Utah would really want for their public school students.

Students of Utah Families should be free to hear the full breadth of scientific evidence. Science teachers should not be shackled to sterilized arguments and filtered scientific facts, as we find in the NGSS standards, simply because other data points to what has become politically unpopular conclusions.  I firmly believe that we should not accept the substandard NGSS being proposed for our Utah students. We can do better!  – Vince Newmeyer

 

The Utah State Office of Education promised to never adopt national science standards, but that is exactly what they are doing. Watch this short video.  Ask yourself why the state was so determined not to adopt a nationalized set of science standards then, but are doing it now.  What changed?  Please share it with your legislators and state board member.

http://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/utahs-deceptive-science-standards-adoption/
Salt Lake City – Tuesday May 19th

5:00 – 6:30 PM The PRE-MEETING – organized by parents

Day-Riverside Branch
Salt Lake City Public Library
1575 West 1000 North
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
7:00 PM- USOE meeting – official USOE meeting

Salt Lake Center for Science Education Media Center

1400 Goodwin Ave.

Salt Lake City Utah, UT 84116

Please Attend these Salt Lake Meetings Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

 

 

See also:

  • Updates at ScienceFreedom.org
  • Open letter from another member of the parent science review committee:   https://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/open-letter-from-alisa-ellis-usoe-deliberately-withholding-actual-science-standards-from-public-scrutiny/
  • Kansas Parents suing Kansas Board over NGSS science standards  http://www.copeinc.org/science-readings.html      (Notice that the newspapers deride this parental group as an” anti-evolution” group; but the parents themselves call their group Citizens for Objective Public Education.  The parents are clamoring for actual science,  for open mindedness that includes the possibility of intelligent design in this universe.  It’s a very important word game that’s being played.  Which side is really for or against academic open dialogue, scientific freedom, true debate, and an open mind?  Which side is really pushing a one sided dogma and subjective, controlled learning?  Study it carefully.)

 

2 responses to “Threatening Academic Freedom and Scientific Truth: Last Chance Public Meeting with USOE on Nationalized Science Standards

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  1. Crystal,

    I just tried to post this comment on the Facebook version of this post.

    It was immediately pulled, so I posted a second time, pulled again (big brother is watching)

    Here is the comment just in case they try to pull it again…

    Wow! 

    Alean Popa Hunt

    Everyone bow down to the Utah Mother of the Year with over 300 hours of classroom service.

    I am curious Alean.

    What is the going rate for being the paid face of the Pro Utah Common Core contingency?

    SSsHhhhhh… We know they cannot pay you any $$$money$$$ …paper trails are such an inconvenient reality when you are a madman trying to deconstruct American Education.

    But for showing up to all these meetings as the lap dog of the Common Core Conspirators, that HAS to be worth something to them.

    HhhhhMMMmmmm…

    I am thinking Car.  

    Big Car.  

    Big Red CAR.  A mini van or an SUV.

    No.  A Suburban, with a lovely red ribbon tied around it with a little personal note from 
    Bill Gates himself.

    “Alean, Thanks for all you are doing to help the cause, never would have made it past the barricade set up by the Utahns Against Common Core Facebook Group without your timely and perky help.

    Thanks a Million (uh, Billion….actually we think we are on track to make the first Trillionaire from this deal…wink wink)

    Hugs and Kisses

    Bill and Melinda
    XOXOXO”

    Now Alean, please attend your sciency, science, meeting in Salt Lake and be sure to bring some pom poms and maybe a marching band or two so everyone knows how big of a cheerleder you really are.

    And when you are cruising around the state in your company car with the kiddos, every time you look in your rearview mirror, think…

    I am a paid shill.

    How does it feel?

    Worth it?

    Jenny Hatch

    PS Thanks for confirming to us that the threads on this site are being monitored, we knew they were, but having you bounce in confirmed it.

    Happy Trails

  2. Reblogged this on Natural Family BLOG and commented:
    I just posted the commen below on Facebook and some Big Brotherish Type yanked it off TWICE! So I posted it a third time…it is still there, FOR NOW.

    Here is the comment in full, I also posted it on Crystals site in the comment section

    Wow! 

    Alean Popa Hunt

    Everyone bow down to the Utah Mother of the Year with over 300 hours of classroom service.

    I am curious Alean.

    What is the going rate for being the paid face of the Pro Utah Common Core contingency?

    SSsHhhhhh… We know they cannot pay you any $$$money$$$ …paper trails are such an inconvenient reality when you are a madman trying to deconstruct American Education.

    But for showing up to all these meetings as the lap dog of the Common Core Conspirators, that HAS to be worth something to them.

    HhhhhMMMmmmm…

    I am thinking Car.  

    Big Car.  

    Big Red CAR.  A mini van or an SUV.

    No.  A Suburban, with a lovely red ribbon tied around it with a little personal note from 
    Bill Gates himself.

    “Alean, Thanks for all you are doing to help the cause, never would have made it past the barricade set up by the Utahns Against Common Core Facebook Group without your timely and perky help.

    Thanks a Million (uh, Billion….actually we think we are on track to make the first Trillionaire from this deal…wink wink)

    Hugs and Kisses

    Bill and Melinda
    XOXOXO”

    Now Alean, please attend your sciency, science, meeting in Salt Lake and be sure to bring some pom poms and maybe a marching band or two so everyone knows how big of a cheerleder you really are.

    And when you are cruising around the state in your company car with the kiddos, every time you look in your rearview mirror, think…

    I am a paid shill.

    How does it feel?

    Worth it?

    Jenny Hatch

    PS Thanks for confirming to us that the threads on this site are being monitored, we knew they were, but having you bounce in confirmed it.

    Happy Trails

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