Dancing girls, driver’s licenses, health insurance, free food and information on Common Core were offered exclusively in Spanish at a local Portland school Saturday. The party like event for las familias, signals the return of what we used to call, “Carnivals of Crime” for illegal aliens. With the ‘revelation’ that illegal aliens have been ‘accidentally’ signed up for OrBamaCare, these kind of events once again take on added importance.
The state of Oregon used to regularly offer these party-like events to offer Spanish speaking folks in Oregon (some of whom were legally here and some who were not), free stuff–including food stamps, medicaid and welfare. They ended when Oregonians for Immigration Reform outed the practice–
embarrassing state officials who were then excoriated for giving out hard earned American tax dollars to law breakers.
While there’s no doubt the Obama recession has caused many illegal aliens to head back to their home countries, it’s also true many illegal aliens have stayed in Oregon. It’s no “accident” that Cover Oregon and other state programs have attempted to sign them up.
Portland Public School Board members were forced to flee when when their meeting was swarmed by, as Citizen Journalist Laughing at Liberals reports, ” hundreds of unions/socialist/communist activists, who were demanding, uhh, well, I think they were demanding higher wages for the teachers. Sort of hard to tell with all the random chanting and shouting.”
The crashers were led in a profane chant by a Jefferson High School student. “BULLSH!T GET OFF IT! EDUCATION’S NOT FOR PROFIT!” So glad they’re covering the basic of bullhorn maintenance and, uh, poetry at one of Portland’s lowest performing high schools. Odd that students at “Jeff” would be under the impression education is run for profit. It could be the influence of the t“PolitiCorps” paid volunteers who have previously contracted with PPS to teach, ah, political engagement. Or maybe it’s their sister project called “Democracy Cup,” or just the Occupy mindset in Portland. See my posts about that here, here,here, here, and here.
It would be ironic if the PPS Board had invited in the Bus Project to teach students civic engagement only to have them target them. I wonder how that helps the rest of the student population.
Laughing at Liberals (whose You Tube channel is here) says there was one redeeming thing about the meeting crashers: they appeared to be opposed to Common Core, so at least they have one thing in common.
The top educator in the state is back with more on his beloved P-20 plan–and more!
“We have this P through 20 initiative, and it makes sooo much sense to me. It isn’t that we’ve just removed some of the barriers but we make it easier for our children in the state really to move from birth all the way to graduate school.”
Now, as parent and activist Jason Schmidt discovers (see his YouTube Channel here), schools chief Rob Saxton will not tolerate anyone who does not conform to his plan to grab the kids in the womb till grad school using Common Core standards. After all, the program represents, “[E]verybody collectively pulling in the same direction.”
An attempt to carry out anything that is not or to have any teacher in your school, to have any counselor, to have any person in that program not carrying out the plan as intended is completely unacceptable.
Saxton (not to be confused with former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Saxton) told administrators at a Common Core presentation,
Your job is to ensure that that [standards] is happening. If it is happening, I believe you will absolutely be successful. Especially if your plan is evidence based. But an attempt to carry out anything that is not or to have any teacher in your school, to have any counselor, to have any person in that program not carrying out the plan as intended is completely unacceptable.” [emph added]
And he gloats that the school plan basically shuts out oversight by the legislature,
The legislature does not have a choice to say ‘we’re not going to do this really well.’ And so, we kind of have them where we want ’em at some point, but we also need to make sure that we convince them that our plans are correct and that they want to bring those funds to us, cuz they know that we’ll use them to very best effect.”
There are some good things about Common Core. But, as we’ve found out these past few decades, top-down standards only serve the adults in DC , in the Ed School at Yale, or paid consultants–not the kids in your local schools. This is a cram down. There should be input from the legislature. The above quote shows, however, the disdain with which the bureaucrats at Oregon’s Ed Department hold the people’s representatives.
And I have to know that a true SOB is going to enfor [sic] check on it and know it and enforce it.
And finally Saxton talks tough to the administrators present saying disloyalty will not be tolerated because, you know, he’s an ‘SOB’ and all. Look at the way he catches himself when he nearly goes all-authoritarian on the crowd,
But here’s what I do know. I kind of am an SOB. I really, truly kind of am an SOB when it comes to the expectation about what people are gonna do. That we’re going to have a plan and we’re going to DO what we’ve agreed to DO. And when they leave and close the classroom door, that there’s no room for them to change their mind about that. And I have to know that a true SOB is going to enfor [sic] check on it and know it and enforce it. That means I’m going to be in the classroom a bunch and I’m going to know precisely what’s happening in every classroom and I’m going to be demanding about the kind of instruction that takes place in that classroom that every single person is going to run our plan
Here’s one thing on which I can agree with Rob Saxton, though it may be a bit impolitic for a molder of children’s minds to say it like this,
I can guarantee you that if a kid cannot learn to read by the third grade, they are toast. It is an ‘Oh, shit’ moment for them.
When there is such zeal to comply, when there is talk of enforcement against those disloyal to the cause, you’re not dealing with educators, you’re dealing with authoritarians. They are ideological zealots. I happen to think ideology is not necessarily a bad thing, but when their ideology is used to snuff out my free choice, there is.
Watch this experiment with children in Oregon. And watch the legislature get cut out of the oversight, for, after all,
The legislature does not have a choice to say ‘we’re not going to do this really well.’ And so, we kind of have them where we want ’em
Did you elect the bureaucrats? No. Education has now been removed from the people’s grasp.