D‑DAY on H.R. 5

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Charlotte Thomson IserbytNo Way, ESEA
David vs. the Goliath ESEA bills in CongressDavid Goliath

YOU America’s Grassroots Parents, 
Teachers, Voters, Citizens 
stood up against the ESEA!

Yes, YOU tru­ly grass­roots Amer­i­can cit­i­zens BLEW THE WHISTLE! Guess who caused this uproar over HR 5? The Grass­roots! YOU, YOUYOU!

Don’t let any­body else take the cred­it for it! YOU read­ers of this lit­tle unfund­ed blog, who were total­ly ignored by the major news media, were the first to go up against Sen­a­tor Lamar Alexan­der’s com­pan­ion bill and now H.R. 5.

WE ALL BLEW THE WHISTLE on these bills over a MONTH AGO on this blog! Has it worked? See the fol­low­ing sto­ry in Politi­co “House lead­er­ship wres­tles with No Child Left Behind votes,” 2/26/15, and notice who is being now cred­it­ed for opposition:

A near­ly iden­ti­cal bill passed the House in 2013, but this time around, NCLB faces sig­nif­i­cant­ly more push­back from the right: Groups includ­ing The Club For Growth and Her­itage Action are push­ing law­mak­ers to vote the bill down, and grass­roots oppo­si­tion to fed­er­al con­trol in edu­ca­tion has boomed among constituents.”

Yet, we’ve been pump­ing out alerts about the Reau­tho­riza­tion of the ESEA since Jan­u­ary. Mean­while oth­er neo­con­ser­v­a­tives groups, espe­cial­ly Her­itage, put off tak­ing a posi­tion on this bill until the orig­i­nal day of the vote, last Tues­day! Has YOUR grass­roots activism force Her­itage out of its pro‑H.R. 5 hole and into an anti‑H.R. 5 position?

YOU are the ones who tru­ly care about YOUR chil­dren and grand­chil­dren! This cri­sis has giv­en YOU grass­roots Amer­i­cans an unprece­dent­ed oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn the dis­as­trous facts about edu­ca­tion reform and its ugly con­se­quences on YOUR chil­dren, YOUR local school dis­tricts, YOUR teach­ers, and YOUR com­mu­ni­ty. YOU got informed with the facts. YOU stayed up-to-day with well-doc­u­ment­ed infor­ma­tion that equipped YOU to stand. YOU knew what you were talk­ing about. YOU stood your ground! YOU stood up against Goliath!

PRAY! Pray! Pray!David Goliath1


Read more:
The Ele­phant in the Room
The Silence on ESEA is Deafening!
How the Mighty Have Fallen
ESEA con­tact with your Legislators