NOT TOO HEALTHY RIGHT? THEN, LOOK AT NESTLES AS WATER MANAGER.
Global 1% are simply expanding what has been these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA child slave labor to include those children educated to be technology slaves. This is the robotics/coding/programming crew and that is to where these Chinese students thinking they were getting an education when sent as an APPRENTICESHIP.
Here in Baltimore the same global Wall Street 5% pols and players are now lining up to be those same Asian global sweat shop factory managers pushing US students black, white, and brown into these same APPRENTICESHIPS at younger and younger ages.
The Secret Weapon for Cutting Costs at Chinese Factories? Interns
And you thought American interns had it rough…
By Michelle Chen
October 12, 2015
Because we are allowing global Wall Street players control our local, state, and Federal government we are allowing the worst of the worst global corporation tell us what healthy children and what makes good education structures. These are those AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS getting all that global Nestles HEALTH KIDS funding.
Nestlé Healthy KidsCountry: China
- Rural Development
- Environmental sustainability
- Community engagement
- Gender balance ＆ diversity
Jan 13, 2014
Healthy Kids China:Working to improve the nutrition, health and wellness of children throughout China.
Nestlé launched its Chinese Children’s Nutrition & Health Education Program – Nestlé Healthy Kids Program in 2010 to counteract the dual nutrition challenge that China is currently facing.
Although nutrition in the country has improved over the years, there has also been an increase in obesity. At the same time, the lack of vital micronutrients such as calcium and iron is causing anaemia, especially for children in rural areas.
In larger Chinese cities, the percentage of overweight or obese children aged between seven to 12 is nearly a quarter for boys and 15% for girls, according to the fourth national citizen’s nutrition and health situation survey in China.
Among those aged between six to 17, about 12.7% suffer from anaemia, and 2.9% of those aged six to 12 lack vitamin A.
Rural children are three times more likely to be underweight and prone to stunted growth compared to urban children. Statistics also revealed that about 13.8% of rural children aged between aged 6-12 have anaemia and 10.4% lack vitamin A.
Nestlé launched its Healthy Kids Program as part of the Chinese Children’s Nutrition & Health Education Program.
In partnership with the Chinese Nutrition Society, it aims improve the nutrition, health and wellness of children aged six to 12 in urban and rural areas in China.
After its launch in Beijing it was soon extended to Shanghai, Sichuan, Shandong, Liaoning, Shanxi, Yunnan, Guangdong, and Guizhou.
The company is also working in partnership with the experts from the National Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Through nutrition education on balanced diets, physical activity, and healthy lifestyles, Nestlé is helping to teach primary school pupils about nutritional health in order to establish healthy eating habits from a young age.
To do this, local teachers have been trained on nutrition and health issues.
They are using various teaching materials and teaching aids to help children understand the importance of good nutrition and increase their physical activity daily.
To make it more fun, nutrition games and activities such as painting competitions have been organised in schools.
A new Healthy Kids website was also officially launched in 2013 as a useful tool to reach more children in China.
To boost physical activity, exercise routines took place during class breaks and health workshops.
Value to Society
The Chinese Children’s Nutrition & Health Education Program – Nestlé Healthy Kids Program has reached over 865,000 children and about 27,000 teachers in ten cities and 50 rural counties.
It has recently made an impact on about 1,600 children, teachers and parents at the Beijing Yucai School this year.
Parents are also benefiting from the programme by learning how to teach healthy eating habits to their children.
Value to Nestlé
The programme establishes a global competitive advantage and demonstrates Nestlé’s commitment to address health issues globally; and has a positive impact on Nestlé’s reputation as a leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company.
Next StepsNestlé aims to extend its current healthcare partnerships to educational authorities, and explore the possibility of establishing systematic nutrition education in primary schools.
The company intends to scale up the Nestlé Healthy Kids Program to reach over one million children aged between six and 12.
It also seeks to include more employee and volunteer activities.
The TWIN CITIES has been taken as Baltimore by that same US CITIES AS FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE global Wall Street Development 5% and they have allowed their K-12 schools to be taken by global neo-liberal RACE TO THE TOP privatization of all public schools in US. Wisconsin and Minnesota were first to push strong public schools but our 99% of citizens are allowing
MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE GIANT GLOBAL LABOR POOL CHILD SLAVE LABOR.
If the goal is to have children at the earliest ages hit global factory apprenticeships we need to feed children 3 meals a day on school/global corporate campus ------this is what 3 MEALS A DAY has as a goal and is indeed part of GLOBAL NESTLES movement of global child slave labor structures to all Foreign Economic Zones.
Now we hear those farm team 5% global Wall Street players fighting over who can sound more supportive of bringing child slave labor back to US. Children should work at 14 years old----children should work at 10 years old----children should be working as soon as they start school---this is what we are now hearing in Baltimore and it is because global 1% are installing these programs in developing nations and taking the US to that developing nation status.
Here we are moving human capital to what will become global corporate campus K-career schools having them tied to 'school' activities 15 hours a day getting them ready for that 15-18 hour a day global sweat shop factory schedule. You can ask our international labor union leaders---they are leading in installing these policies around the world and here in US.
18 St. Paul schools offer 3 free meals a day to students 1 of 2A meal of carrots, a smoked turkey and cheese sandwich, a pear, crackers and milk is served at the end of the school day in the St. Paul Central High School cafeteria on Dec. 14, 2015. The school recently began serving "supper" consisting of a meal of about 675 calories, to students who qualify. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)
By Josh Verges | firstname.lastname@example.org | Pioneer Press
PUBLISHED: December 21, 2015 at 11:01 pm | UPDATED: January 20, 2016 at 11:45 pm
Students in many St. Paul public schools now can get three free meals a day from their school cafeteria.
The district began serving supper at three sites in January 2014. This year, as many as 18 schools serve meals after school.
“It’s to make sure that the kids have got food in case they don’t have any at home,” district nutrition director Stacy Koppen said. “For a lot of our students, this is the only place they get meals.”
At Central High School recently, students were offered a whole-wheat bagel with sunflower seed butter, animal crackers, string cheese, milk and an orange.
“It’s convenient, and it’s nice,” said sophomore Phoenix June, 15. “It’s not always the best, but it’s something, and they’re trying.”
The meal, served soon after classes ended at 2 p.m., tallied about 670 calories, nutrition specialist Angie Gaszak said. The district-run suppers are taking the place of after-school snack programs, which provided 200 to 250 calories a day.
Still, freshmen gymnasts Azy Iheagwara and Alayna Albrecht-Payton agreed the meals are not exactly filling.
“With this, I’m usually still hungry, but I’m a little less hungry,” Iheagwara said.
The school district has offered free breakfast to all students since 2011, with costs reimbursed by the federal government. The federally funded suppers are served free, too.
Lunches are free this year at 40 St. Paul schools, and students at remaining schools can get free or reduced-price lunches based on family income. Some 72 percent of students in the district qualify for income-based meal subsidies.
The supper program is fairly modest. With close to 100,000 suppers last year, supper accounted for just 1 percent of all meals served in the district. And for now, the meals are served cold to keep staffing costs low.
The preferred entree, Gaszak said, is a sub sandwich with turkey, chicken, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. “It’s as close to pizza as you can get on a sandwich,” she said.
Nutrition officials plan to offer hot suppers at some sites early next year. Gaszak also aims to make the after-school meals more ethnically diverse to match the lunch offerings.
“If you look at these meals, they’re pretty American,” she said.
The meals are served Monday through Thursday because federal rules require the serving site to offer some kind of enrichment activity, such as homework help or a sport, and schools don’t always offer those on Fridays.
Suppers are funded through the same reimbursement program that feeds kids at community centers and Boys and Girls Clubs. The government has offered the program to schools in all states since 2011.
Nutrition services coordinator Cole Welhaven said the meals are popular with students who play sports after school but also to those with no better place to go.
“We have kids who just like to hang out at school because it’s safe and warm and they have computers to do homework and stuff,” he said.
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SUPPER IS SERVED
The St. Paul Public Schools district serves after-school suppers at these schools:
— American Indian Magnet
— Battle Creek Elementary
— Benjamin E. Mays/Rondo
— Cherokee Heights Elementary
— Crossroads Elementary
— Harding Senior High School
— Hazel Park Preparatory
— Horace Mann
— Humboldt High School
— L’Etoile du Nord, lower campus
— Randolph Heights Elementary
— Riverview West Side School of Excellence
— St. Anthony Park
— Open World Secondary
— Expo for Excellence Elementary
— Washington Technology Secondary
— Central Senior High School
— Gordon Parks High School
NUMBER OF MEALS SERVED— 3,754,453 breakfasts
— 4,881,100 lunches
— 96,996 suppers
Source: St. Paul Public Schools, 2014-15
We know FAR-RIGHT WING GLOBAL WALL STREET CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA have a goal of ending FOOD STAMPS, SOCIAL SERVICES and all programs tied to feeding the poor. They are installing POOR FARMS------looks like our 4 year university students are being pushed off that 3 meal program paid with tuition...............this is because these college students will be those same apprentices and fed where they work.......
We have been shouting these few decades of college tuition soaring as college campuses build AMENITIES ----now built to attract global rich----where we used to have affordable tuition AND meal plan for our students----we can see that ideal changing to getting those college students into a workplace where they will be fed on the job.
'School Meal Plans Convenient, Costly ... and Sometimes Required...
Aug 25, 2015 ... In the race to attract students, colleges have poured money into ... plans that call for two meals a day instead of three for upperclassmen'.
Leftover Meal Plan Swipes: No Waste Here
By LAURA PAPPANOAUG. 5, 2016
N.Y.U. students can donate their unused swipes to hungry classmates via Share Meals. Credit Yana Paskova for The New York Times
To Asia Suarez, a computer science major, the math hit like an error message: With less than three weeks left in the spring term, she would need to eat seven meals a day to use up the remaining 131 swipes on her food plan at New York University. A soccer player who works out furiously and eats “a lot,” Ms. Suarez still found that 300 meals a semester (for $2,541) were too many.
So she shared. One evening, Ms. Suarez swiped in four guests at Hayden, a dining hall famous for its homemade cookies. The hungry guests came via Share Meals, a campus website matching students needing food with those who have food. The 80-meal plan in Adam El-Sayigh’s financial aid package had run out weeks before. He didn’t have money for more. Happily, he hit the hot food stations first, filling a to-go container with two cheese sandwiches on toasted wheat and a tray with roast beef, chicken cacciatore and bow-tie pasta with vodka sauce. He then ordered a burger.
Students have always offered one another casual swipes, and even sold them. (Advertised on Facebook: 50 swipes at Western Carolina University for $50; “willing to swipe in for $5” at the University of California, Davis.) But frugality born of college debt and growing attention to food insecurity — a U.S.D.A. term for limited access to food — are spurring new thinking about how to spread the bounty. Activists in the food justice movement and college officials are creating tools and programs to help students donate meal swipes, while free food pantries are proliferating even on wealthy campuses.
Jon Chin, an N.Y.U. graduate student who created Share Meals in 2013, surveyed 523 students at the end of last year and found 45,399 swipes had gone unused, about a third of the meals that had been paid for.
Some of the disparity is driven by dining policies. Many colleges require dorm residents to buy meal plans. But it’s hard to predict at the start of the term what you’ll use. Busy schedules and the desire to eat out mean missed dining hall meals. And the rules smart: Swipes may expire at the end of the term, or even each week. You might have to pull out cash for certain items, like a side of fries. But perhaps the biggest frustration is the wasted money that unused swipes represent.
Last August, when the University of Tennessee in Knoxville announced that commuters would have to buy a “Flex Plan” for $300 (on-campus freshmen must get a regular meal plan), students formed the Coalition Against Mandatory Meal Plans and drafted a petition. (The rule remains, but students can now get a refund for unused “Flex Plan” dollars.) In the past year, students at Drexel, Miami University of Ohio, Keene State College, the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Central Florida have delivered petitions objecting to the cost of plans, dining hours and food quality.
Anagha Uppal, an activist at the University of Tennessee, describes the meal plan rule as “an exercise in tyranny.” Ms. Uppal has not used her plan — “I don’t purchase from Aramark,” she said between bites of chicken salad in pita (cost: $5.74) at the Golden Roast Coffeehouse. On her laptop: a Food Recovery Network sticker; she’s a campus coordinator for the network, a national student group that fights food waste. It was Ms. Uppal who prodded officials to start the Big Orange Meal Share to let students donate swipes.
Here, as on many campuses, food is not merely something to complain about. It’s a cause. Student government candidates on the Hardee Morris McCandless ticket made meal plans — cost, rules, confusion — part of their campaign. A campaign tweet highlighted the higher cost of buying at a campus retailer with “dining dollars” compared with a nearby gas station.
Ms. Uppal sees student hunger, mandatory meal plans and higher prices as interconnected points in the food justice movement. Across the spectrum, dining hall spending is getting a hard look. Over the past decade, average board (20 meals a week) at four-year colleges has risen 46 percent, to $4,602 for 2014-15, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. To some, meal plans, at $7 to $13 a swipe, look like luxury spending that is driving up the cost of a degree.
New Jersey legislators are proposing a bill to bar colleges from requiring students to buy meal plans. “If you thought about financing your food on a credit card or 8 percent loan, that is a significant cost,” said Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin, a bill sponsor.
One reason for pricey meals is more and better choices, said Becky Schilling, editor in chief of Food Management, which covers the institutional dining industry. Students want global cuisine, breakfast at midnight and organic food from sustainable sources. “It’s ‘Where are you getting these products? How were these animals raised? Was it cage-free?’ ” Swipes may buy all-you-can-eat buffets, sandwiches and drinks at a food court, or “meal equivalency” at a restaurant. “Dining dollars” can work at Starbucks, campus stores, even food trucks. N.Y.U. has 11 meal plan options.
At the same time, Ms. Schilling said, “this issue of hunger has percolated, and students are being vocal: ‘We are paying a lot for the college experience and we are having trouble paying for this.’”
The scope of food insecurity is tricky to judge because research is scant, definitions are imprecise and campuses vary so much. A 2010 City University of New York survey found that 40 percent of students struggled to find food. On California State campuses, 24 percent faced food insecurity, according to a 2015 study, while just 13 percent went hungry at the University of California, San Francisco.
Students on tight budgets are known to skip meals or reduce or quit dining plans to save money. Some on full financial aid get meals covered, then take smaller plans to pocket the difference in cash.
“Food is the easiest thing to cut,” said Rachel Sumekh, executive director of Swipe Out Hunger. Ms. Sumekh helped start the group in 2009 as a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, converting unused swipes into sandwiches for the homeless. But as more college food pantries opened and student hunger surfaced as an issue, the organization has shifted focus to campus. It now has 20 chapters working to turn swipes into meals or food pantry donations.
One of the challenges is grasping the true contours of the problem. “How can we better understand which are the students who are making sacrifices versus the ones who are choosing ramen because they would rather save money for Thursday night?” Ms. Sumekh asked.
To prevent abuse, some campuses limit how many meals can be donated or claimed by the student body. At N.Y.U., Ann Marie Powell, director of Contract Dining Services, takes a more permissive stance and even lets Mr. Chin set up booths at dining halls. “Students’ meal plans are theirs to use or share,” she said. This fall, N.Y.U. will allow up to six emergency food vouchers a semester.
Mr. Chin started Share Meals to tackle “hunger and loneliness.” He encourages donors and recipients to sit down and talk. Ms. Suarez ate several times with a couple receiving her swipes, and she has ordered takeout so often for Mr. El-Sayigh that she has nicknamed him Curly Fries. “He messages me whenever,” she said. She places the order; he picks it up.
Alexa Osterhoudt, a biology major, is grateful for Share Meals. Since her mother lost her job, she moved off campus, eliminated her meal plan and doesn’t buy textbooks or class supplies. Her food budget is $7.50 a week. She said she’s “made friends with a lot of people who work at groceries and restaurants,” spending time and emotional energy searching for food. One student started swiping her in every Thursday. Her dining hall preference? “Anything with a buffet.”
This is for what BALTIMORE COLLEGETOWN BUS NETWORK was built. This replaces the bulk of our Baltimore MTA and is geared to pick up not only registered university students but those pre-K-career child apprenticeships now being tied to these global corporate R and D campuses.
If you work at one of these college campuses---if you attend as a student---if you have been assigned as a child apprentice=====you have a bus transportation system. Know what? Global labor pool will be taking most of these positions----global rich will be taking most of those student positions----and global labor pool will become most of those pre-K students as apprentices.
THE NEW ONE WORLD ONE LIFE-LONG GLOBAL APPRENTICESHIP POLICY----BRINGING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM ASIA TO AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS JUST IN TIME FOR HIGH SCHOOL BEING REPLACED BY APPRENTICESHIPS.
What did the DARK AGES look like? The 99% were extremely poor and sent their children to workplace apprenticeship workshops as young as they could. That is what Baltimore City Council, global Wall Street Baltimore Development, Baltimore Education Coalition, and all those PESKY 5% GLOBAL WALL STREET NGOs are building here in Baltimore.
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We know UK is a decade or so ahead of US in installing global 1% ONE WORLD ONE LIFELONG APPRENTICESHIP SLAVE LABOR policies but here is to where these RACE TO THE TOP policies in US lead as all public schools are made into global neo-liberal corporate schools attached to global corporate campuses.
What we see here is the movement of child care tied to apprenticeships and VOILA----we have that global corporate campus SOCIALISM. Employees and students tied to these global corporate campuses then become those free child care workers on their SPARE TIME away from that dastardly 15-18 hour day workday.
Remember, we have shouted that all of what is called AFFORDABLE HOUSING is tied to these global corporate campuses -----you can only live in these housing if you work, go to school, are an apprenticeship with that global corporation. We are seeing all this first with our GLOBAL JOHNS HOPKINS/UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES MERGING INTO ONE BIG SET OF GLOBAL CORPORATE R AND D -----APPRENTICESHIP WORKSHOPS. What is coming if we keep MOVING FORWARD is the same global corporate campus SOCIALISM on global UnderArmour campus----global Amazon.com campus----global LARRY HOGAN CORPORATE FOOTPRINT demolition of all surrounding communities. What feels like an American university education quality of life will very quickly become those OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES in developing nations overseas.
This is whom global GREEN CORPORATION PARTY and a UK LABOUR PARTY CORBYN is -----they are pretending to be left social progressives/MARXISTS while MOVING FORWARD what is global corporate campus SOCIALISM-----far-right wing extreme wealth and extreme poverty enslavement for 99% of global citizens being installed by CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA-----
Nothing LEFT LEANING HAPPENING WITH THESE POLICIES!
Children and young people's workforce apprenticeships
Skills Funding Agency
12 April 2012
Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the children and young people's workforce sector.
- Training opportunities
- Types of apprenticeships
- Apply for a children and young people’s workforce apprenticeship
Training opportunitiesThe exact nature of your job role will depend on your employer. The intermediate level apprenticeship is for those working under supervision such as a nursery assistant or playgroup assistant working with children under 5.
The advanced level apprenticeship is for those who work on their own initiative: planning and organising their own work and/or supervising others eg a nursery nurse, playgroup leader or a childminder working in their own home.
Apprenticeship pay and holidays
Types of apprenticeships
There are 2 types of apprenticeship.
Intermediate level apprenticeship
You can train in roles like:
- early years worker or assistant
- care worker or assistant
- assistant youth support and community worker
You can train in roles like:
- nursery worker or supervisor
- nursery nurse or nursery teaching assistant
You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:
- 16 or over
- eligible to work in England
- not in full-time education
Apply for an apprenticeship in this sector
Document informationPublished: 12 April 2012
From: Skills Funding Agency
Obama completely DEREGULATED our public K-12 school policies and funding creating with RACE TO THE TOP that same MEDIEVAL APPRENTICESHIP structure from the DARK AGES. Forget US CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS OF EQUAL PROTECTION, OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS say global Wall Street pols and players---we are going back to human capital and moving away from WE THE PEOPLE AS CITIZENS.
Obama and Clinton neo-liberals with BARBARA MIKULSKI as CONGRESSIONAL APPROPRIATIONS CHAIR broke up these Federal funds being sent for a century to individual K-12 schools and created those right wing BLOCK GRANTS used to redirect those funds from COMMUNITIES to global corporate campuses and with that came classroom funding going to COLLEGETOWN UNIVERSITY R AND D FACILITIES, CAMPUS HOUSING, AND PRIVATE BUS SYSTEM.
This same structure exists in Foreign Economic Zones in Asia----developing nations have been tied to global neo-liberal K-career these several decades. We show articles from these nations telling of the conditions in global sweat shop campuses and factories to show where these structures will go when installed in US. The article shared yesterday with Chinese students saying they are tired of student apprenticeships having no education value-----they are simply slave labor----told us these policies were installed at global corporation request----what goes on in Foreign Economic Zones in Asia comes to US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES----
THIS CONTAINMENT ON GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUSES MEANS 99% OF CITIZENS WILL HAVE NO ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION.
Public transportation becomes moving people around inside global corporate campuses. But what about our Baltimore Inner Harbor and all that public transportation moving folks around? The PORT OF BALTIMORE will become so huge and industrial in MOVING FORWARD there will be no one wanting to move around for pleasure----they will be transported for business this is why UNDERARMOUR now owns our WATER TAXI.
A New Age of School Funding?
- February 16, 2017
- Written by Tony Corpin
- Published in Blogs
As I looked over the newspaper headlines for inspiration for my column this month, I read a story highlighting the Obama administration’s attempt to push through a last-second regulation to restructure school funding for the benefit of low-income students.
This new regulation would have increased federal control over spending at many of the nation’s school districts by requiring hundreds of them to cut the budgets for well-financed elementary and secondary schools and redirect nearly $1 billion to schools with large numbers of low-income students. The regulation would have applied only to school districts with both low-income schools that receive Title I federal funds and higher-income schools that are not eligible for the money.
All this literally hours before President-elect Donald Trump takes the Oath of Office to become President of the United States. It also occurred amid the controversy over Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education, who has the stance of deregulating education in favor of creating school of choice and more charter schools, as she’s done in her home state of Michigan.
Ultimately, Obama’s U.S. Department of Education withdrew the proposal it wrote, following review by the White House Budget Office and the fierce opposition from Republican lawmakers and school administrators, alike. It was first proposed in September, but a rush was put on it after the election.
“The law is clear that it is unacceptable to systematically underfund low-income schools and fill the hole with federal resources,” said Dorie Turner Nolt, a spokeswoman for the education department, speaking to NPR. “While we worked tirelessly to put forward a regulation that implements that simple requirement and to incorporate the extensive feedback we received, we ultimately did not have time to publish a strong final regulation that lives up to the promise of the law.”
The National School Boards Association called the regulation “unnecessary” and “unwarranted federal overreach” that would constrain school districts. It worried Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. “We don’t want to hurt one school to help another school. We have to help all schools,” she said.
Additionally, the Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded roughly $290 million to hundreds of Head Start and Early Head Start programs around the country to expand the hours of service for enrolled children and to increase essential transportation services. The federal government allocated these funds as a down payment to ensure that nearly all preschool-age children in Head Start attend programs that operate for a full day and a full school year. These new resources will allow programs to choose models that work best for the communities they operate in. Head Start administrators can now work with local stakeholders to decide whether to add days at the end of the year, to shorten the summer gap, to add more hours per day or a combination of all these options.
A 2011 study from the DOE found many low-income schools were receiving less in per pupil funding than their higher income counterparts in the same district, finding that 3.3 million of the nation’s 50 million public-school students attend low-income schools that receive less money per pupil than higher-income schools in the same district. Thus, the study said, nearly 6,000 low-income schools “are shortchanged by about $440,000 a year.”
With the new Trump administration transitioning into office, we don’t know where exactly school funding will be heading, but it’s clear that change is likely to come.
How do you feel about the possibility of new regulation or deregulation of education? Do you think it will affect your transportation department in a positive or negative way? Email me to share your thoughts on this new age of school transportation.
Sadly, our Asian citizens are being told they need to come to US for an American high school experience to get that better job. Of course what is now in place are not AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS----it is that student as apprenticeship structure and we see it attached to the COLLEGE SYSTEM. The earliest to do this is of course those global IVY LEAGUE campuses tied with private high schools but as our public K-12 is being dismantled and corporatized it too is following these global student apprenticeship practices. We saw an article several years ago having Asian students coming to US on student visas sent to work at a HERSHEY'S FACTORY----this is now soaring and these students often don't understand these are NOT AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL STRUCTURES.
MOST OF THESE PRIVATE COLLEGES ARE TIED TO THOSE OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE FREEMASON SCHOOLS WHICH OF COURSE LOOK TO INSTALL MEDIEVAL PRE-K TO CAREER APPRENTICESHIP JUST AS EXISTED A THOUSAND YEARS AGO.
WE THE PEOPLE THE 99% American citizens should help our immigrant citizens understand they are part of MOVING FORWARD and not part of AMERICAN STRONG, BROAD, LIBERTY AND FREEDOM PUBLIC EDUCATION. Our Asian parents and students have been fighting for decades to get rid of these global neo-liberal education structures in their nations so they do not want them in our US schools.
NGOs overseas are telling Asian students they need to experience American High Schools for better jobs when all the while the goal is bring global labor pool to tie at an earlier age human capital to these global corporate campuses in US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zones. When US citizens watch thinking it is OK to enslave immigrant citizens here comes these same policies to our 99% of US citizens.
Chinese Students and U.S. Universities Connect Through a Third Party
By CAO LI JAN. 19, 2016
Chinese students and parents visiting college recruitment booths at the Education Expo in Beijing in 2011. Credit Shiho Fukada for The New York Times
BEIJING — Zhao Yang, 18, a high school student in Beijing, looked upset as she emerged from a room equipped with a video camera.
“I was too nervous, so I spoke too fast,” she told her parents. “The questions were too weird. I wasn’t prepared for most of them.”
Ms. Zhao is a top student with ambitions to go to a top American university. She has been preparing for years, working with a private admissions agent and taking the SAT and the Test of English as a Foreign Language several times. Her parents have invested more than $30,000 in the project, hoping to give their only child a boost.
On this afternoon, Ms. Zhao faced a new challenge — being interviewed in English before a camera. “He asked me what I’m interested in and why,” she said.
The video of the interview, conducted by a private company based in Beijing, would be uploaded to the company’s website, where it could be viewed by American admissions officers, who would consider it alongside Ms. Zhao’s test scores and written application.
The number of Chinese students competing to enter high schools and colleges in the United States has soared in recent years. According to the Institute of International Education, in the 2014-15 academic year, more than 300,000 Chinese were enrolled in American higher education, almost triple the number five years before.
Traditionally, colleges conduct on-campus interviews or enlist alumni to help. But with the surge in applications from China, colleges are unable to keep up with the volume of interview requests. To sift through the flood of applicants, more American institutions have sought third-party interviews with prospective students. This helps determine whether students who score high on paper can also engage in class discussions. It also provides a check against fraud, such as forged transcripts or application essays ghostwritten by hired agents, by testing their English-language abilities.
That in turn has given rise to new services on the Chinese side to meet that demand. Terry Crawford, the chief executive of InitialView, which provides interview services and was founded in Beijing in 2009, said that in 2013, more than 6,000 applications from China included an InitialView interview and that by 2014, the number exceeded 17,000. According to Chinese admissions agents, more than a third of the 100 top-rated American colleges and universities recommend third-party interviews, though few require them.
Jiang Xiaobo, the director of the college counseling center at the Beijing National Day School, said, “Third-party interviews require a high level of communication skills in English and logical thinking, which poses a challenge to students who grew up in the traditional education system in China.” That system tends to emphasize written test results, with little regard for extracurricular pursuits.
Experts say the interviews can change how colleges consider applicants.
“Students who are able to articulate their thoughts in understandable (perfection is not expected) English and who appear ready to succeed in the college classroom are advantaged,” Jim Miller, a college enrollment consultant and the former president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, wrote in an email.
Yan Xiaoliang, 19, who attended a private high school in Chengdu that offers courses in English, said he believed an interview made the difference to his admission to the Georgia Institute of Technology.
“My SAT scores were below average,” he said in a phone interview. But in his interview, Mr. Yan, who is now a sophomore at Georgia Tech, discussed his interest in electric cars and the novel “Moby-Dick,” explaining what he considered his own personal “white whale.”
Rick Clark, Georgia Tech’s director of undergraduate admissions, said the institute had worked with InitialView since 2011. “This was based on a radically increasing number of applicants from China and our desire to admit and enroll students who were not only academically talented but who also demonstrated an ability to contribute to classroom dialogue and the campus community,” he said. While 33 students from China applied in 2007, he said, the number jumped to 1,149 for the class entering in 2011.
Mr. Crawford of Initial View said the admission rate at Georgia Tech among Chinese applicants who had been interviewed by his company was 17 percent, and 3 percent for those who had not. Mr. Clark would not confirm those figures.
“That seems to imply doing an interview radically changes the admit rate or puts it at a very high point, and that’s not accurate,” Mr. Clark said. “However, if a student couples good grades, good testing, good interview, their holistic profile is certainly strong and compelling.”
“We have definitely found examples of discrepancies between documents and application materials, as well as instances in which applicants or agents have falsified materials,” he said. “The interview helps to confirm a student’s English ability, as well as to really probe into both curriculum as well as extracurricular involvement and passions.”
A third-party interview can cost $150 to more than $450. Many students complain, but some parents accept this as the price of admission.
“I guess this will help schools to know my daughter better,” said Ms. Zhao’s mother, who declined to give her name. “But it is tough.”
Applying to only American colleges has spared her daughter the ordeal of taking the gaokao, China’s notoriously stressful university entrance exam, her mother said.
Still, she said her daughter sleeps only about five hours a day, with the demands of homework and applying for college.
“I would say the pressure is just as great as for the gaokao,” Ms. Zhao’s mother said.
ONE WORLD ONE GLOBAL COMMONER CORE is indeed a corporate fascist education and it is tying our US public K-12 to what will become these enslaving cradle to grave apprenticeship structures and global corporate campus development happening today in US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES have this as a goal. MOVING FORWARD is not left leaning---it is not left MARXISM----it is far-far right wing authoritarian as is the goals of dismantling all of our strong PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS to building transportation for CONTAINMENT.
Chinese Immigrant: Common Core Reminds Me Of Communist China"I'm here to tell you, Common Core really scares me.
Chinese-American Lily Tang Williams says she is scared of America's Common Core education system because it reminds her of the Communist education she received as a young girl growing up under Mao Tse-tung's regime in China.
In a video posted to YouTube, Williams points out the many similarities between her education and the one her 15-year-old daughter is currently receiving in a Colorado public school. Similarities like the national standards and guidelines Chinese teachers were expected to implement, lest they lose their jobs. Or the Chinese parents who have no choice, or rights, in what their children learn, and no privacy whatsoever. Williams described even having to hand over her private diaries for teacher review.
"In our diary," Willaims says, "we're supposed to do self-criticism and we're supposed to report on others who have politically incorrect speeches…including friends, sometimes your family. It is a very sick system."
Williams said the communist government used a household registration system and kept a personnel file on each citizen and student. The file contained information about her family, where she lived, a current picture, political class, grades, behavior, awards, and punishments. Also included were teachers' opinions and recommendations. These files remained classified under government control from first grade through college. Williams said the files would even be referenced when applying for jobs.
Even though she escaped to America, Williams says she is still "haunted" by this file that still exists on her in China. "It's really worrisome that Common Core is collecting children's data in this country and really scaring me that [it's] going to be shared with government agencies, with employers, with private corporations," says Williams. She adds, "The government, then, has all the control on every child in this country."
To those who want America's education to be like China's because the children in that country test so high, Williams warns:
They are trained to be test-takers, not to be critical thinkers. Chinese children are very miserable, they don't have much life. They don't have time for extracurricular [activities] like arts, athletics, and community service.
High school kids are even more miserable because the pressure to perform -- the pressure to pass college exams, which is once a year nationalized exam for three days. And if you screw up one time, it's like your life is done. You have to come back next year to retake the exam. That's the only way you can go to college.
Even though politics is a part of Chinese education, it eliminates its own history, like Mao's mass starvation or Tiananmen Square, so the children don't know what really happened in history.
"So, why do we want to be like China?" Williams asks. "Do not think test scores matter [like] it's everything," she adds, "That kind of system actually suppresses free minds. It kills innovation, it kills the joys of learning." Williams goes on to say teachers become test-givers and children become robots.
"They are taught to conform, to follow," Williams says of students. "They are not going to challenge authority when they grow up."
Williams concludes with this question: "Is that what we want for America?"
She then addresses President Obama, Bill Gates, and Jeb Bush directly: "You're pushing for Common Core. Can you convince me to go through this again, in this country?"
"If we really want this country to remain to be land of the free, home of the brave," Williams says, "then we need to stop Common Core."
These far-right wing global Wall Street pols are always thinking of the poor in dismantling all that is public including our public K-12. We see the same thing in Baltimore as all public K-12 are made into private charter schools and that funding that would go to buying public school buses are now tying those school buses to private corporations which happen to be tied to global corporate campuses -----they are now ready to take our children to after-school APPRENTICESHIPS when these few decades our students could not even get to school.
Again, this is not a benefit----it is creating that 21st century developing nation Foreign Economic Zone cradle to grave apprenticeship that already exists overseas. North Carolina's DUKE UNIVERSITY has been steeped in these overseas global neo-liberal corporate job training structures as has US global IVY LEAGUES now leading in bringing all this to US cities deemed FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES.
We see private school buses taking a select group of students to this corporate campus---that corporate campus all driven by those pesky 5% TO THE 1% GLOBAL WALL STREET POLS AND PLAYERS. LET'S JUST GET RID OF THESE PLAYERS AND REBUILD OUR STRONG PUBLIC EDUCATION AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS.
North Carolina is Wall Street banking South----it was ground zero as was global Wall Street in moving tens of trillions of dollars in banking fraud creating the GREAT RECESSION they are now pretending they need to address as budget cuts.
If the poor continue to have only far-right global Wall Street 5% to the 1% as their POPULIST leaders---we will be at extreme wealth extreme poverty DARK AGES MOVING FORWARD..........
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Some voiced concerns about taking the money from the transportation budget – which has in past years become depleted because it was a popular source of funding for unrelated projects'.
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NC House moves to shift road funding to new charter school bus grant
By Colin Campbell
A proposal to move money from road maintenance to a new grant program for charter schools divided the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
A budget amendment from Rep. Jon Hardister, a Greensboro Republican, cuts $2.5 million in road maintenance money to provide grants for charter schools that serve low-income students and that want to provide student transportation – a service many charter schools don’t offer.
“If a student’s on free and reduced lunch, it can be harder for them to get to school,” Hardister said.
To qualify for a grant, a charter school would have to have at least 50 percent of its students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Grants would cover up to 65 percent of the cost of running buses or providing other transportation. Hardister said that of North Carolina’s more than 150 charter schools, only 20 to 30 offer transportation.
The pilot program would serve a limited number of schools, so some Democrats raised concerns about the fairness of the proposal. But Democratic Rep. Cecil Brockman of High Point joined Hardister in backing the program.
“This amendment is all about accessibility for low income, poor students,” Brockman said. “One of the biggest critiques folks have about charter schools is they’re not accessible to everyone.”
Some voiced concerns about taking the money from the transportation budget – which has in past years become depleted because it was a popular source of funding for unrelated projects.
“We need to keep as much of our transportation funding in building and maintaining our roads as possible,” said Rep. Grier Martin, a Raleigh Democrat.
Rep. John Torbett, a Gaston County Republican and transportation budget writer, said the House won’t make it a regular practice.
“This is not a foot in the door to access transportation dollars,” he said. “This is a one-time experiment.”
The amendment passed the Appropriations Committee in a split vote and is now part of the House budget that is due to get a vote on Thursday.
We showed an article where Chinese students could not graduate without a job---this is to where Chicago's Rahm Emanuel is going as well. This is all part of the cradle to grave apprenticeship vocational tracking structure that will indeed have WE THE PEOPLE THE 99% trapped in a certificate program called now DEGREES until that global corporation wants to HIRE you. Of course they never will.
People will not be RELEASED from these apprenticeship programs replacing our public K-12 until they are made part of the global slave trading human capital distribution system. So, if no job in Baltimore then you will be sent overseas to a Foreign Economic Zone that may be HIRING.
Well, that will end unemployment won't it? No, because RACE TO THE TOP ends the requirement that all citizens be educated. Many citizens will simply not even be allowed to access any education structure according to that pre-K ability test. What happens to them? In far-right wing authoritarian MARXISM you have FORCED LABOR CAMPS----
RAHM AND OBAMA----WOW WHAT A PAIR OF GLOBAL WALL STREET PLAYERS!
Looks like people in Chicago will be 'VOLUNTEERING' all their lives. Please think how all this is UNCONSTITUTIONAL-----our government is not allowed to deny WE THE PEOPLE ARE RIGHTS TO LIBERTY AND FREEDOM.
Chicago Will Withhold High School Diplomas Unless Students Have a Job, College, or Military Plans
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made Chicago Public Schools the first big-city system to require a job, a college acceptance letter, gap-year program enrollment or enlistment in the military as a condition of graduating from high school. Aside from the obvious issues with the school system potentially withholding a diploma even if a student earned it, detractors say Chicago doesn’t have the resources to pull it off, mostly because of the mayor.
The Washington Post spoke with school administrators about the plan, which was approved by the Board of Education in late May, and will be begin to affect incoming sophomores planning to graduate in 2020. Graduation rates have improved in Chicago since 2012, with nearly 74 percent of students finishing high school in four years, but they are still below the national average of 83%. Last year, the district laid off 1,000 teachers and staff members.
In 2015, the Chicago Tribune reported that the financial issues faced by CPS were largely the fault of Emanuel, who delayed making payments to teacher pensions or searching for new revenue streams, and dropped fiscal responsibility measures implemented in the mid-’90s, when the state gave Chicago’s mayor control over the district following emergency state management. The Tribune notes Emanuel was just one in a line of mayors who failed the needs of CPS, but his decisions have put the district in a difficult position to implement this new requirement.
Students who want to apply for college or look for a job need help planning, which would traditionally be the job of a school guidance counselor. But in Chicago’s poorest areas, one guidance counselor might have a caseload of 400 students. Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, told the Post that the requirement doesn’t consider what will happen to students who can’t get their diploma:
“It sounds good on paper, but the problem is that when you’ve cut the number of counselors in schools, when you’ve cut the kind of services that kids need, who is going to do this work?” said Lewis. “If you’ve done the work to earn a diploma, then you should get a diploma. Because if you don’t, you are forcing kids into more poverty.”
Also, as the Chicago Tribune reports, every CPS student is guaranteed admittance into the City Colleges of Chicago community college system, which essentially means that they’re already fulfilling this requirement. However, city colleges are struggling with budgetary issues, too, that would make a sudden influx of students actually applying difficult to manage:
The City Colleges system has continued to struggle with “softened” enrollment numbers, as the system also looks at burning cash reserves and making cuts because of the state’s protracted budget impasse.
At the same time, the system has said it has seen larger numbers of incoming students “without the required academic preparation,” which has led to higher demand for remedial courses and support services.
Smaller magnet schools have had some success with programs designed to get kids thinking about potential careers and college, like Crane Medical Preparatory High School, which directs students towards the health-care industry. They provide connections to internships, college visits, and walk students and their parents through college application and financial aid processes.
But not all students want or are able to go to college or immediately set off on a career, and high-risk populations may have be facing issues outside the control of school administrators. Holding back a diploma they’ve earned based on factors outside of CPS’s purview is a further obstacle to a student’s success.
Despite the criticism and the lack of foreseeable aid for schools to pull of his plan, Mayor Emanuel told the Post that the two years schools have to get ready for the initiative is sufficient:
“I know what’s not good for kids is allowing them to go into a job market and the rest of their lives with a high school diploma when everything tells you that they need more than that,” Emanuel said.