SOVIETIZING OF AMERICAN SOCIETY
June 10, 2015
The late Alexander Solzhenitsyn, famous Soviet dissident, noted writer, concentration camp (GULAG) survivor, issued an important warning September 11, 1973, when he said, in a speech:
“Coexistence on this tightly knit earth should be viewed as an existence not only without wars... but also without [government] telling us how to live, what to say, what to think, what to know, and what not to know.”
DRAWING A LINE IN THE RED SAND
Are YOU going to be one of the parents to draw a line in the red sand?
IF NOT YOU, WHO?
I. Before continuing on with the following post Early Learning From Birth To Age Five by Mary Thompson 3D Research Group, it is important to know exactly what this early childhood agenda is all about.
1969... Soviet Preschool Education, Volume I: Program of Instruction, Henry Chauncey, Chief Editor, Educational Testing Service, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. Introduction by Urie Bronfenbrenner.
Excerpted from Introduction by Prof. Uri Bronfenbrenner 1969:
"You really are a nation of individualists!" (Soviet psychologist's comments made to Bronfenbrenner after viewing individualistic activities of children, working on their own, not in a group, in an American daycare center in nineteen sixties). Wasn't it individualists who made our country the envy of the world, individualists who had the most patents (inventions), did important medical, agricultural, space. scientific research, etc? These individualists made our nation the "go to" country for millions of immigrants, including those escaping the communist collectivist philosophy espoused by the Soviet psychologist working with Prof. Bronfenbrenner.
"...But if the rest of the community is more in evidence in a Soviet nursery school than in its American counterpart, there is one group that is less influential: parents." (Bronfenbrenner, born in Russia, deeply involved in passage of 1975 Head Start legislation).
II. AMERICANIZATION OF SOVIET PRESCHOOL EDUCATION
Pilot program from California, discussed below by Mary Thompson, contains major components of family-busting requirements spelled out 40 years ago in the Humphrey-Hawkins Child and Family Services Act. [The New York Times carried an article by Edward B. Fiske entitled “Early Schooling Is Now the Rage” in its April 13, 1986 issue which explained: "Mr. Nixon [early seventies] not only vetoed the bill (Humphrey-Hawkins) but also fired off a scathing message to Congress, proclaiming that he would have no part in in the “Sovietizing” of American Society. “Good public policy requires that we enhance rather than diminish both parental authority and parental involvement with children.”]
AMERICANS SUCCESSFULLY STOPPED, FROM MID-SEVENTIES TO PRESENT, MOST, BUT NOT ALL, COMMUNIST FAMILY-BUSTING EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLS (SEE LINKS BELOW TO MOST RECENT LEGISLATION AND CONGRESS/SENATE TEL. NUMBERS TO CALL TO REQUEST "NO, NO, NO" VOTES.)
SHUT DOWN CONGRESS TELEPHONE SWITCHBOARD WITH YOUR CALLS. 202-224-3121 IS CENTRAL SWITCHBOARD NUMBER FOR ALL CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS.
DON'T STOP UNTIL CONGRESS STOPS THROWING THESE FAMILY-DESTROYING BILLS AT US.
[NOW, with Republicans co-sponsoring communistic legislation, with support from so-called Republican/neoconservative organizations and media such as National Review, such legislation could easily sail through UNLESS THE GRASSROOTS (YOU) STOP THEM, AS IT DID WHEN IT STOPPED REPUBLICAN REP. JOHN KLINE'S HR5, STUDENT SUCCESS ACT, IN FEBRUARY of 2015!
YOU DID IT IN FEBRUARY. YOU CAN DO IT AGAIN.
III. EARLY LEARNING FROM BIRTH TO AGE 5
(From Mary Thompson, 3D Research Group)
Right on cue, the orchestration of national Early Learning and simultaneous formal public/private collaboration at state level in California and most likely in other states, is tuning up to create a "road map' for so called "Early Education" from BIRTH to age 5. (emphasis added by this commentator). The idea is nothing new. In fact Santa Clara County Office of Education's Master Plan for Early Learning (2010) calls for starting before birth with prenatal visits to prospective parents.
The Associated Press article from San Jose Mercury News (5/29/15) blatantly spells out the process of change agents, working together to advance agendas on the public whether the public wants it or not. California may be identified as "the right place to start" in the view of the perpetrators, but the obvious implication is to provide a "roadmap" for other states to follow. Connect that with ABCs of DumbDown: RED ALERT! RED ALERT! RED regarding State of Washington Senator Patty Murray's Early Learning Bill S1380, and it becomes abundantly clear how systems managed governance works.
San Jose Mercury News 05/29/2015, Page B06
Coalition targets achievement gaps
Miller among members of early education group
By Christine Armario
LOS ANGELES — A coalition of political leaders, business executives and academics announced Thursday that they will team up to build a roadmap for improving early education in California. The Right Start Commission, which includes former U.S. Rep. George Miller and Apple Vice President Lisa Jackson, will work with public and private sector partners to provide the state with “holistic, first-class development” for children from birth to age 5, Miller said. Early education is widely considered pivotal for preparing children for success in school and helping reduce long-standing achievement gaps.
Those gaps can start early: By age 3, children from privileged families have heard 30 million more words than children from low-income backgrounds, according to a University of Kansas study published in 2003. Miller, a Democrat who spent decades championing education while a congressman, said approaches to early education have been piecemeal, resulting in “huge gaps” in opportunities for physical and cognitive development. He said the commission will examine shortfalls in quality and access and work with state and business leaders on solutions.
“I think California is the right state to start that,” Miller said. “This commission will help provide a roadmap."
California’s state-funded pre-K program serves just 18 percent of 4-year-old children and lags on numerous quality indicators, according to a recent study by the National Institute for Early Education Research. The state spent $4,298 per child enrolled in the 2013-14 school year, an amount that has remained largely unchanged over the past decade.
Jim Steyer, CEO of the education group launching the commission, Common Sense Media, said the coalition will present its findings to business, political and education leaders in hopes of moving their recommendations forward. “Every child deserves a fair start in life, and the only way we can ensure that happens is to provide all kids with the care, support and quality learning experiences they need to be successful from day one,” he said.
Related article...note bolded text below regarding involvement of Commission Member Stanford University Professor Linda Darling-Hammond
By Josh Richman
Former Rep. George Miller is among the high-profile members of a new “Right Start Commission” aimed at helping modernize California’s early-childhood services. The commission, rolled out Thursday by Common Sense Kids Action, will develop a plan for providing universal, high-quality access to early learning and support systems from birth to age 5. The panel will examine both government’s role in providing such services, and the private sector’s responsibility to ensure a good start for employees’ children; its recommendations will become a legislative blueprint.
“Every child deserves a fair start in life and the only way we can ensure that happens is to provide all kids with the care, support and quality learning experiences they need to be successful from day one,” Common Sense Media CEO Jim Steyer, who’ll also serve on the commission, said in a news release.
“We know that improving early childhood education is one of the best investments we can make. Yet, across the nation millions of American kids are denied this critical opportunity year after year. With the Right Start Commission, Common Sense Kids Action will kick off an effort to reimagine early childhood services in California and create a model for the nation to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed.”
The commission’s launch is in conjunction with the Invest In US coalition President Obama unveiled in 2014 to improve the quality of and access to early childhood education for children throughout the country. It will hold a series of statewide and national events over the remainder of the year to collect input from early education and care practitioners, parents, educators and respected researchers.
Besides Steyer and Miller, who just retired after 40 years in the House as a leader on education issues, the commission’s members include Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff; PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell; Stanford University Professor Linda Darling-Hammond; Institute for InterGroup Understanding Chair and CEO George Halvorson; Center for Youth Wellness Founder and CEO Nadine Burke Harris; Apple Vice President of Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson; Heising-Simons Foundation President Elizabeth Simons; and former state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento.
“Early investment in our youngest children is essential to their long-term success as individuals and a bright future for California,” Steinberg said in the news release. “Now, more than ever, we must move kids to the top of our agenda and provide them with the resources they need to compete and succeed in a global economy. The Right Start Commission is a critical first step toward achieving that vision.”
ABCs of DumbDown: URGENT ACTION ALERT! AMERICAN FAMILIES UNDER ATTACK
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Charlotte Iserbyt is the consummate whistleblower! Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America's classrooms. Iserbyt is a former school board director in Camden, Maine and was co-founder and research analyst of Guardians of Education for Maine (GEM) from 1978 to 2000. She has also served in the American Red Cross on Guam and Japan during the Korean War, and in the United States Foreign Service in Belgium and in the Republic of South Africa.
Iserbyt is a speaker and writer, best known for her 1985 booklet Back to Basics Reform or OBE: Skinnerian International Curriculum and her 1989 pamphlet Soviets in the Classroom: America's Latest Education Fad which covered the details of the U.S.-Soviet and Carnegie-Soviet Education Agreements which remain in effect to this day. She is a freelance writer and has had articles published in Human Events, The Washington Times, The Bangor Daily News, and included in the record of Congressional hearings.