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Common Core/ CSCOPE a Marriage between Big Government and Big Brother~ Not so fast Sen. Dan Patrick

Date posted: May 31, 2013

 

DONNA GARNER - Educator for 33 years, appointed by President Reagan, Now Activist Writer

DONNA GARNER – Educator for 33 years, appointed by President Reagan, Now Activist Writer

The perfect description of what we are seeing across the country with respect to Common Core and in Texas CSCOPE……. “a marriage between Big Government and Big Brother, only to benefit the elite at the expense of our nation and our children.” 

To see this in full view one can look at the political maneuvering of the CSCOPE issue by Texas Sen. Dan Patrick. Can you say… corruption in Texas Politics. 

INSIDE THE TEXAS CAPITOL — SEN. DAN PATRICK TRIES TO CUT CSCOPE DEAL – KARA SANDS TELLS IT ALL

If you want to hear the inside scoop about what goes on in the Texas Capitol, please listen to the audio clip below.  Kara Sands, a concerned mother exposes Sen. Patrick. From what we see in the Dallas Morning News there is a reason he is willing to sell out our children to a product like CSCOPE; his run for Lt. Governor. Patrick still eyeing lieutenant governor’s race 

Equally important on the Communication Team conference call hosted by Women On The Wall was Donna Garner’s information about what education bills Texans must contact Governor Rick Perry about to VETO! 

Call Governor Rick Perry Today and say VETO! 

512-463-2000 or 
(512) 463-1782 or (800) 843-5789

 AND 

Follow @GovernorPerry on Twitter and  Facebook, post your message now!

Governor Perry protect Texas Children VETO….. 

HB 2103 – Allows the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas Workforce Commission to share personal data with education research centers in Texas and across the nation  – the data goes back 20 years

 

HB 5 – Decimates the “measuring stick” (STAAR/EOC’s) so that parents will not know whether their children have been taught Type #1 or Type #2 curriculum (such as CSCOPE, Common Core Standards, Safari Montage, TASA iCLOUD) until it is too late

 

HB 866 – Companion to HB 5 to destroy the measuring stick – From Grades 3 – 8, students are only tested twice in Writing on an objective instrument (STAAR), once in Social Studies, two times in Science, three times in Math, and three times in Reading.  

 

HB 2836 – Takes away authority over the curriculum standards (TEKS) from our elected Texas State Board of Education members

 

SB 2 – Takes away authority over the charter school process from elected members of the Texas State Board of Education members – gives the authority to an unelected and appointed Commissioner of Education even though Michael Williams has not asked for that authority   

 

HB 1675 – Moves back Sunset Review of the Education Service Centers to Sept. 1, 2019

 

HB 2824 – Lets a consortium of so-called “high performing” (mostly mediocre) school districts off the hook in terms of testing and accountability, thus freeing them up to do teaching and learning to whatever goals and standards they choose 


  

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Keep Texas Strong~ What do you think Memorial Day was all about? Texas Legislature

Date posted: May 29, 2013

Now is not the time to give in~ The Texas Legislature has gone into a Special Session and now is the time to Fight to KEEP TEXAS STRONG!! 

JoAnn FlemingAs JoAnn Fleming said in her latest call to action…….

It’s time to make your voice heard…again!  Folks, we have to fight until there are no more options available.  Do not just sit back and let this happen without a whimper!  To those who are “exhausted,” remember that George Washington and his rag-tag group of patriots were tired, had no shoes, barely any clothes or weapons, and were up to their waists in snow…and they fought on. 
 
What do you think Memorial Day was all about?  Do you think the American Soldier gets tired?  If we are to keep Texas strong, we must take action.  If some of us can work unpaid and spend our household money to stay in Austin when we’d rather be home with our families, and spend countless hours reading these bills, studying the budget, arguing with legislators, and sending out these calls to action, you can make a phone call!
 
 
Texas Legislature’s Wild Spending Spree Passes…26% increase!
 
 Over the Memorial Day weekend, the GOP-controlled Texas legislature passed appropriation bills and a 2014-2015 budget that combine to increase spending 26%!
 
No matter how the state Republican Party and the House and Senate leadership spin it, they’ve increased spending 26%.   In 2011, lawmakers spent a grand total of $84 billion (this does not even include dedicated or federal funds). In the 2013 regular session which just ended yesterday, your legislature spent more than $106 billion

 
The record vote has not yet been certified, but the unofficial record shows 29 legislators voted against the budget (Senate Bill 1) and HB 1025 (big spending supplemental bill that also raids the Rainy Day Fund).  For the budget bill, there were 28 Republicans voting no and one Democrat casting a no vote.  On the giant spending supplemental HB 1025, there were 29 Republican no votes, and 11 absences – many Republicans.  Bottom line – only about 1/3 of the Republicans voted against the spending spree.  When the record vote is certified, we will send out the list of how your legislators voted.
 
Major conservative and local grassroots liberty groups have united and are calling on Governor Perry to veto the budget and a major supplemental spending bill that raids the state’s Rainy Day Fund – HB 1025.    The groups are calling on the Governor to bring the legislators back to a special session to cut spending.  
 
Please do our your part by calling Gov. Perry now to say:
 
1) you don’t support a 26% increase in spending.  In the 2012 Republican Primary, 94% of voters voted for the Proposition that called for government to cut spending! (The 26% spending increase covers all the new appropriations bills AND the budget, when combined and compared to last session. These numbers have been verified by Texas Public Policy Foundation and Grassroots America.)
 
2) veto HB 1025 which raids the Rainy Day Fund and the budget (SB 1);
 
3) bring the legislature back to the drawing board to cut spending and fully fund your proposed tax cut of $1.8 billion.  Texans don’t need, don’t want, and don’t deserve wild, liberal spending like this!  Governor Perry has the power to stop it, and he should!
 
Gov. Perry’s numbers:  (512) 463-2000  and (512) 463-1782 and (800) 843-5789
 
[Online form for written feedback: http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/assistance.aspx]
 
Call now!  The Governor is signing bills as we speak.
 
Fight for a Strong Texas…Speak UP now!   Thank you…JoAnn & the TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee.
 
Need a picture?  See The Budget Truth Spending Chart, courtesy of Chuck Devore & the Texas Public Policy Foundation:

Spending and Tax cut copy

“God save Texas from vain, corrupt politicians and from the apathetic who sit back and let them rule!”- JoAnn Fleming Executive Director (volunteer), Grassroots America – We the People  www.gawtp.com 

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So did you notice… The political maneuvering in the Texas Legislature over CSCOPE?

Date posted: May 27, 2013

Photo courtesy of Sen. Dan Patrick’s FB page

Let’s connect some dots…… 

Remember last week the big announcement on the Glen Beck show by Senator Dan Patrick that CSCOPE was gone?  

Well not so fast Sen. Patrick. It looks like the political maneuvering to help protect the ESC’s (Education Service Centers) may not have worked out for you. 

Word from the capitol is that once this deal was made with the TESCCC directors- (those who own the CSCOPE curriculum) illegally because they are actually the 20 ESC directors- Senator Patrick expected that Freshman legislative hero Rep. Steve Toth would pull his HB 760 because there was no need for oversight by the SBOE if CSCOPE no longer was in the business of selling curriculum to Texas school districts.  Well it seems Rep. Steve Toth wisely saw this as political back door deal and choose not to take the advise of Sen. Patrick- he did not pull HB 760. 

“We owe a large thank you to the moms and dads who have brought the issues with CSCOPE to light. I believe that this is a great step forward and a great example of how this legislative process works. In the press conference, I mentioned the intention to pull down SB1406 / HB760 from the House Calendar vote given the agreement contracted between the CSCOPE and State Officials. When this was stated, I was under the impression CSCOPE would be fully withdrawn from the local ISDs.”

Representative Toth continued, “Under further review, I have found the Education Service Centers do not intend to pull CSCOPE fully out of the school districts. Seems that the CSCOPE lessons may be withdrawn but CSCOPE will still be alive and well within the districts. According to local teachers, they are now being encouraged to download or print the curriculum and content prior to the removal so that it can be used in the future. This is not what I agreed to when I stated I would pull down the bill for a vote. After speaking to the Chair of the State Board of Education and other legislators who have worked tirelessly to see this through the legislative process and support the oversight of CSCOPE, I decided to leave SB1406 / HB760 to the will of the Texas House. 

You see there are back room deals being done daily that control our children’s future. From what Texas Tea Party Leader Ray Myers learned at the Canton Education Forum this past Saturday he clearly understands what is happening behind the scenes and is asking the right questions. Below is an e-mail I received from him titled…. 

 The Masquerade in our Schools!

Our Children and Grandchildren are the victims~

Senator Dan Patrick and other “So-Called– Respected” education proponents are playing a shell game with our Kids–AND I BELIEVE HE AND OTHERS KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON!

 
CSCOPE IS NOT DEAD– ICLOUD IS COMING FAST AND OUR PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION POLITICIANS AND PUBLIC SCHOOL GURU’S WILL CONTINUE TO GET RICH ON “LOW PERFORMING SCHOOLS!”–
 
LET THIS SINK IN……” THERE IS NO MONEY IN SUCCESSFUL SCHOOLS!”
 
If you want to get into the meat of the problem in our public schools– check this out:
“There is “NO Money” in successful schools.”
 
Wonder why all of the money goes to low performing schools—duh– that is the lefts target!
We need to check out who is making millions on low performing schools.
Why is CSCOPE and ICLOUD designed to NOT raise test scores– Guess What! 
Money is tied to the Dumbing Down of America!
EDUCATION CONSULTANTS, POLITICIANS, SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS, TECHNOLOGY VENDER’S AND TOP END SUPERINTENDENTS–AND OTHERS TO BE UNCOVERED.  We are digging NOW!
Successful students is not the goal of the CSCOPE & ICLOUD proponents.
 
ARE WE ON TO SOMETHING?
Two Points:
  • The Short-term goal of the Yellow Team is making money off Low-performing Schools
  • The Long-term goal of the Red Team is indoctrination and Control.  Dumb people are easier to control– 

So let that sink in and prepare to build the ground troops across this state to Seek the Truth, Share the truth, and STAND FOR THE TRUTH! 

Click here for >>>>Public Information Request (PIR) Templete for TASA and TASB 

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~CSCOPE is NOT gone in Texas~ Join us in Canton, Texas Saturday and find out why!!

Date posted: May 24, 2013

Call for Information Pushers!

~CSCOPE is NOT gone in Texas~

It is alive and well and your tax dollars are paying for it! 

Join us for the East Texas Education Forum

Saturday, May 25th 2013

1:00 pm in Canton, Tx

Presented BY

Together we will make the difference.  

 

FREE for all concerned citizens ~ Public is welcome ~ Teachers, Parents & Administrators All are invited 

Saturday

25 May 2013 at 1:00 PM

Canton Farm Bureau

SW corner of Hwy 19 & 243

Forum Topics

School Safety and Security

By Greg Coker, “Not on My Watch”

Not on My Watch 

K-12 Public Education Texas’ (CSCOPE)

Invited Guest Speakers

Texas Senator Dan Patrick
Alice Linahan and Louie Gohmert

Alice Linahan, Women on the Wall


Jeanine McGregor, Retired Teacher
Come and learn how we can make our schools safer for our children. 

Come learn the real CSCOPE story.

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For additional information contact 

Bob Hall 

(903) 896-1684

or 

BobHall@TexasCellNet.com 

 ”Alone you are but a drop of water.  Together WE become a Tsunami!” 

Knowledge is Power and together we can make the difference!!

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Make Calls NOW~ Spending Up 26%! Texas Legislature Takes Wild Left Turn & Spends like there’s No Tomorrow

Date posted:

Photo Courtesy of the Texas Tribune

Photo Courtesy of the Texas Tribune

Alert from: JoAnn Fleming, Chairman, TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee; Executive Director, Grassroots America

 
The news is bad – very bad. A majority in the Texas House and Senate (yes, a majority of Republicans) have gone on a wild spending spree! We have one last chance to stop it. Please help us kill HB 1025 and SB 1 to force a special session. We believe we can get a more conservative budget when all the focus is on spending.
The bad news – if HB 1025 (supplemental spending bill) and SB 1 (budget) pass, this happens:
 
·        The $1.8 billion in tax relief called for by the Governor is slashed because a majority of the legislature went on a spending spree. The Legislature includes about half of the Governor’s request (about $900 million) and wants to count $631 million in a one-time electrical ratepayer fee rebate for about 80% of Texans as a tax cut—which it isn’t.
 
·        The budget will exceed the state’s constitutional spending limit. They will bust the spending cap! The big spenders seek to circumvent the spending limit through SJR 1, the constitutional amendment to be approved by voters in November. They are changing the definition of “busting the cap” so they can say they didn’t…sounds just like Washington, DC!
 
·        Though they had more than $13 billion in new general revenue (GR) on hand for the 2014-15 budget, House & Senate budget appropriators did not include money in the budget for “pay as you go” highway funding or provide taxpayers with a meaningful tax cut. Instead, they spent it all and want to raid the Rainy Day Fund too!
 
·        The Legislature has decided to raid the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund (Rainy Day Fund) for almost $4 billion. The ESF was intended to protect against the pressure for a tax increase during an economic downturn. Instead, this budget uses the Rainy Day Fund to explode spending during a time of plenty, cutting the fund balance in half—from $8 billion to $4 billion. This leaves Texas vulnerable if the national economy continues to falter or we have a natural or manmade disaster.
 
·        The Legislature will appropriate approximately $106 billion in General Revenue and Rainy Day funds. This is an increase of $22 billion, or 26%, over last session! (This is a session to session, not a budget to budget, comparison.)
 
·        The total of all funds (including federal funds) in the new budget looks to be about $214 billion, an increase of about $38 billion, or 21%, over what was appropriated in 2011. (This is a session to session, not a budget to budget, comparison.)
 
·        This level of spending is proof most legislators are tone deaf (94% of 2012 Republican primary voters signaled they wanted spending cut). They willingly ignore the unstable national and global economies. This is a threat to a strong Texas and should be treated as an assault on liberty.
 
·        This spending repeats the mistake of the 79th TX Legislature (2005). After the 78th Legislature (2003) held the line on spending, the 79thLegislature went on a spending spree that led to the 2011 $15 billion budget shortfall. It could happen again. Are the big spenders setting the stage for gambling and/or and income tax next session?
 
·        This spending rejects principles of fiscal conservatism in exchange for a big-gov’t approach like those of the other big-five states: CA, NY, IL, FL.
 
·       This budget is a threat to the economic prosperity of Texas citizens, families, and communities. It is a threat to Texas – the best hope for enduring freedom in these United States.   
 
It is time for YOU to come to the aid of Texas! Call, e-mail, text, FaceBook, and Tweet your state representative as soon as possible! Melt the phone lines starting NOW and call all day! Call your representative’s district offices and Capitol office. Tell him/her you do not support the budget and you support a special session to get it right. Ask them to vote down HB 1025 & SB 1.  Be firm and employ the Golden Rule.  Yelling and cursing doesn’t make them hear you, in fact, it can have the opposite effect.
 
To find your state representative click here.
For good measure, call your state senator & declare you don’t support the budget, click here.
Call Governor Perry’s office & ask him to veto the budget if it passes!(512) 463-2000
 
Special thanks to Texas Public Policy Foundation for its help in putting together the numbers referenced above… 
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The Battle continues~ Common Core is seeping in the back door.#StopCommonCore in Texas. TASA, TASB and the TESCCC must be stopped completely.

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