CHARTERS in the ESEA Re-authorization Bill!!!

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Charlotte Thomson IserbytScott Walker’s Plan to Pri­va­tize Schools

Anita B. Hoge

Ani­ta B. Hoge

An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge

After cut­ting a bil­lion dol­lars from edu­ca­tion, Scott Walk­er and his GOP friends have achieved the goal sink­ing the edu­ca­tion­al poten­tial of Wis­con­sin Schools. On their first day back in ses­sion, Assem­bly Repub­li­cans seek­ing a free mar­ket solu­tion have intro­duced a bill guar­an­tee­ing the whole­sale char­ter­i­za­tion and pri­va­ti­za­tion of schools across the state they deem fail­ing.” (source)

This is incor­po­rat­ed into the ESEA Re-autho­riza­tion Bill! The bill num­ber will change. Sen­a­tor Toomey’s aide said the bill will most like­ly be the same with a dif­fer­ent num­ber. But these are the exact words in SB 1094 which was the leg­is­la­tion that came out of com­mit­tee in the Sen­ate that was held by Sen­a­tor Reid for 2 years. This is on page 171 of 1150 in the bill.ESEA page 171

These are the oth­er doc­u­ment­ed pages of con­cern, the entire bill is full of men­tal health screen­ing and inter­ven­tions.

Because we have ALREADY been expe­ri­enc­ing the ESEA Flex­i­bil­i­ty Waivers, the word­ing in the bill is EXACTLY THE SAME WORDING FOR “pos­i­tive behav­ior inter­ven­tions and sup­port, mul­ti tiered sys­tem of sup­ports, (RTI) inter­ven­tions, and men­tal health wrap around ser­vices.” We are already imple­ment­ing these pro­grams under Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion fund­ing called IDEA, Indi­vid­u­als with Dis­abil­i­ties Edu­ca­tion Act.

NOTE: Title I will iden­ti­fy your indi­vid­ual child using Com­mon Core as an indi­ca­tion for a dis­abil­i­ty (your child did not meet an indi­vid­ual out­come in Com­mon Core). This is aca­d­e­m­ic and behav­ioral — REFERRED TO AS DISABILITIES. (Remem­ber that the inter­per­son­al skills were slat­ed as “aca­d­e­m­ic” on the Penn­syl­va­nia Stan­dards Aligned Sys­tem (SAS) por­tal.) Every child is Title I because of low­er­ing the pover­ty guide­lines to EVERY CHILD. The mon­ey “fol­lows the child.”

IDEA Spe­cial Ed fund­ing Teams (PATTAN) are doing the screen­ing, eval­u­a­tion, inter­ven­tion, and reme­di­a­tion of your child to meet the Com­mon Core (men­tal health) Stan­dards.

Doc­u­men­ta­tion on SB 1094-ESEA Re-autho­riza­tion

Page 732 of 1150 — Re-defines -“FAMILY MEMBER”- The term fam­i­ly mem­ber means a par­ent, rel­a­tive, or OTHER ADULT who is respon­si­ble for the edu­ca­tion, care, and well being of the child.

Page 171 — Restart Strat­e­gy — ( York, Penn­syl­va­nia take-over is the pro­to­type)
I(aa) Con­vert the school into a pub­lic char­ter schools, close- reopen as a pub­lic char­ter school in part­ner­ship with a non-prof­it char­ter school oper­a­tor.

Pages 83, 121, 145, 150, 1036Pos­i­tive Behav­ioral Inter­ven­tions and Sup­ports

Pages 146, 150, 1034Mul­ti Tiered Sys­tem of Sup­ports — uni­ver­sal screen­ing, evi­dence based Instruc­tion, Research based Inter­ven­tions, edu­ca­tion deci­sions mak­ing using stu­dent out­come data

Pages 44, 46, 730 — School Readi­ness assess­ment social and emo­tion­al devel­op­ment of the child

Page 664School Based Men­tal Health Ser­vices Part­ner­ship Pro­gram (A) includes pub­lic-pri­vate men­tal health enti­ty and health care enti­ty

Page 1055 — Estab­lish­ment of a Com­mis­sion on Effec­tive Reg­u­la­tion and Assess­ment Sys­tem — (Equiv­a­lent to a Nation­al School Board that over­sees the Nation­al Test­ing-see Gor­don Com­mis­sion.)

Page 708 — 21st Cen­tu­ry Schools — Com­mu­ni­ty School Hubs (con­tract with out­side providers for men­tal health wrap around ser­vices.)3-tieredIntervention

Penn­syl­va­nia Func­tion­al Behav­ioral Assess­ment FBA Process Data Col­lec­tion FBA