Windham County Districts Revolt Against School Consolidation in Vermont

A back­lash over statewide school con­sol­i­da­tion is under way in Ver­mont as mem­bers of the Wind­ham South­east Super­vi­so­ry Union Board sent a let­ter to state offi­cials this week express­ing unit­ed oppo­si­tion to H.361. At a full meet­ing of the Board Tues­day night, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from all six school boards in the super­vi­so­ry union vot­ed in favor of a state­ment crit­i­cal […]

Common Core, Part 3

LEARN the FACTS about Com­mon Core’s Com­mu­nist Roots The lat­est install­ment in a series from Dr. Den­nis Cud­dy, “Com­mon Core: Part 3″ was pub­lished on NewsWith­Views, March 30, 2015. Dr. Cud­dy wrote about a trip that the “‘Father of Pro­gres­sive Edu­ca­tion’ (and lat­er Nation­al Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion hon­orary pres­i­dent) John Dewey” took to the Sovi­et Union […]

Lamar vs. Aldous

NO WAY, ESEA! The ULTIMATE REVOLUTION ~Wrap-around health ser­vices ~Com­mu­ni­ty wel­fare “hubs” A 3D Research Report by a Grass­roots Moth­er Com­ing at us from every direc­tion.… Lamar Alexander’s blue­print for the Reau­tho­riza­tion of the ESEA agen­da is based on an old roadmap devel­oped by Aldous and Julian Hux­ley. Lamar’s agen­da can be sam­pled in these […]

Vermont House Approves Forced Consolidation of School Districts

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Despite one lawmaker’s valiant effort to pre­serve local con­trol over schools in Ver­mont, the state House on Wednes­day vot­ed 88–55 to force dis­tricts to merge into 1,100-student pre-K-12 edu­ca­tion sys­tems, or to have the Agency of Edu­ca­tion do it for them. As rep­re­sen­ta­tives dis­cussed H.361 — the House Edu­ca­tion Com­mit­tee bill to reor­ga­nize 270-plus school dis­tricts […]

Grassroots Response to Marc Tucker

No way, ESEA!   FOR THOSE AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN LIVING ON MARS: THE MORE BILLIONS THE GOVERNMENT SPENDS ON EDUCATION THE MORE THE DECLINE IN TRADITIONAL ACADEMIC TEST SCORES $ee the ear­li­er post about MARC TUCKER of the CARNEGIE CORPORATION titled “Gov­er­nance” — Erad­i­ca­tion of Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Gov­ern­ment: Marc Tucker’s Good­bye to Your Rights and […]

School Officials Learning Coercive Interrogations Tactics to Extract Confessions from Kids

Adult inter­ro­ga­tion meth­ods do not belong in the class­room, so why are school admin­is­tra­tors through­out the Unit­ed States being trained to use them on their stu­dents in order to extract con­fes­sions? John E. Reid & Asso­ciates is the largest inter­ro­ga­tion train­er in the world and teach­es such meth­ods to hun­dreds of school admin­is­tra­tors each year. […]

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on H.R. 5

An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge Nation­al Review Online and Thomas B. Ford­ham Insti­tute are wrong, wrong, wrong on HR 5. Nation­al Review Online and Ford­ham Insti­tute are total­ly wrong on HR 5. They are call­ing HR 5 as “take back our schools” leg­is­la­tion and that “fed­er­al over­reach in edu­ca­tion might final­ly be com­ing to a […]

(Part two) School consolidation leads to voluntary teacher-staff reductions, VSBA exec says

FA Note: Again, as with Part One of this series pub­lished March 17, please crit­i­cally exam­ine this arti­cle in lieu of the warn­ings of Char­lotte Iser­byt, Ani­ta Hoge, and oth­ers about pro­posed edu­ca­tion “reform” in our nation,especially char­ter (con­tract) schools, in the com­mu­nist mod­el. WHERE’S THE SAVINGS? Advo­cates of school con­sol­i­da­tion in Ver­mont say merg­ing […]