2010: Education Reform Part 2
Politics of Education
2011: Nevada Education: So ...How do we fix this? Part 1
2011: Nevada Education: So ...How do we fix this? Part 2
Part 2: Education Reform Politics of Education
Part 3: Education Reform Economics of Education
2011 The State of the Union
Apart from apathy...'Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.' (Dr. Martin Luther King)
Yesterday, 29 July 2010, President Obama spoke at the National Urban League Centennial Conference. Essentially the audience was, represented by the groups Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Schott Foundation for Public Education, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Coalition for Educating Black Children, National Urban League, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Initially, the expectation from the groups would be discussion of the much anticipated “Framework for Providing All Students an Opportunity to Learn”which was released on Monday after much drama.
But pressure from the administration -- including, apparently, a threat that Obama would not speak, as scheduled, to the convention -- prompted the cancellation of the press conference and a hastily scheduled meeting between the civil rights leaders and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday' Valerie Straus The Answer Sheet July 30, 2010 The Washington Post
What is 'Race to the Top'?
Race to the Top, abbreviated R2T, RTTT or RTT, is a $4.35 billion United States Department of Education program designed to spur reforms in state and local district K-12 education.
It is funded by the ED Recovery Act as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and was announced by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on July 24, 2009
Obama Defends Race to Top
|Urban League Conference 2010|
'President Barack Obama is forcefully defending his signature education initiative, the $4.35 billion Race to the Top program, which has come under fire from civil rights groups that worry the competitive nature of the program creates a system of winners and losers that could hinder schools serving poor and minority students.'
Concerns Over Agenda
A few days before the speech, a coalition of civil rights groups—including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Urban League—called on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to rework significant pieces of the administration’s K-12 agenda, including Race to the Top.
They said the competitive program rewards states that can afford to invest in grant applications, potentially leaving out many under-resourced schools that serve poor and minority children. ("Civil Rights Groups Call for New Federal Education Agenda," July 26, 2010.) Education Week Schools and the Stimulus July 29, 2010
The deeper one looks into one new government program after another ..from No Child Left Behind to now Obama's multiple knee jerk programs “Framework for Providing All Students an Opportunity to Learn”, and Race to the Top and others... yes the key element to economic growth is and always has been education.
The problem isn't nor ever has been the people on either side of the issue ...but rather inept and corrupt interests.
The greatest problem behind ineptitude and corruption in government is the apathy and complacency amongst We the People which enabled decades of momentum for the impending train wreck America is facing.
However now, its not about minorities or 'people of color' ...its about all Americans and our children ...and declining rapidly.
Since 2009, the American culture has systematically been reduced to where Obama's 'redistribution of wealth' ( Social Justice ) efforts has affected everyone to the point of families with children are entering a lifestyle of indigence, homelessness and government dependency who have never experienced a culture known by many for generations.
Rather than trillions for bailouts and pork packages in the name of stimulus ...if the 'elite' and government officials thought it through ...
...'By making the tools and resources available together with counseling, guidance and other support in paving the way for a better more productive future rather than throwing dollars to support dependency that merely enables the problem rather than breaking the cycles which cause the problem, indigent children and their families would be proud contributing members of the community and a strength for America’s future. '
By default as a nation, Americans are caught in the consequences of their own human behavior.
Americans are compared world wide as 'sheeple'* ... 'The challenge is to get sheep to quit thinking and acting like sheep and start thinking and acting like foxes and time is running out.'
'It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.'
** ‘American decent into Marxism’ 27.04.2009 Source: Pravda.Ru
Economics of Education
'At some point, ... it will be too late for effective political action. ... there reaches a point where it won’t matter who’s president and it won’t matter how devoted the global community is ...the damage will be out of control.
Economic growth, National Security, well being ... many benefits can be enjoyed by a culture with the right priorities.
When God says 'my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge' one should look closely at all the reasons why.
'If we rethink investment strategy for strengthening America’s (Humanity’s) future we will find a huge resource with infinite rewards that will affect the security and prosperity of the world as a whole.' 'Mission for America's Future'.
It's time individual Americans take responsibility to get beyond snippets and sound-bytes and take initiative to research what's really going on before its too late to make an intelligent decision in the interest of their future freedom, security and well being.
These links to suggested reading provides more specifics to what is happening under our noses and why.
See: Leadership and Politics 2012 ... Perception Deception
2012: Just the Calm Before the Storm ...the Devil is in the Details Latest update 13 Feb 2012
The Religion of Politics Eyes wide shut
The Next President: 2012: a different perspective
Dont waste the delegates!
Israel/Middle East: Syria, Iran, Russia, China
2012 Build up to Armageddon Updated 15 February 2012
The Syria-Iran-Russia Element ...The Elephant in the Room
Where things go wrong! Israel:2012
The theory of 'manageable chaos' put into practice 01.03.2011
Something to think about...
Whether Jewish, Christian Islamic or indifferent for anyone who reads this there is an opportunity maybe for the first time ...to recognize the Reality of God as ancient Prophesy is being fulfilled before your eyes ...what you do with it is for YOU ...where you end up at the end of it all.
Like it or not ...this isn't about politics or religion. This is about ...a spiritual war against good and evil foretold by the Prophets.
Latest Update 21 November 2011 13:34
Just when things look like it couldn't get any worse (thanks to the 'conventional wisdom' of All the Kings Horses and All the Kings Men) ...God says in 2 Chronicles 7:14; ' ...if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.He who has ears, let him hear... Endrun Project Post: 'November 3, 2010: Now What?'
Is this you?
God gave us common sense and a conscientious for a reason if we choose not to use them we pay the consequences as we are NOW. If American voters put their faith in media and pundits rather than common sense we will be further divided and finished before the November 2012 elections.
There is a price to pay for this...
3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist; 2 Timothy 4, 3-5
But you are not called to be foolish. Stay vigilant ...the picture will become even clearer as events of 2012 continue to unfold.
Watch out that no one deceives you! Matthew 24
You Will Know Them By Their Fruit by @endrunlv