Meanwhile, for the 99% of citizens tied to global corporate campuses as sweat shop white collar workers and global factory workers-----global education businesses are selling their schooling products to global corporate executives to be used at their on-campus schools for all employees and family. Those corporate executives will buy that education package and families, students, teachers will have no say as to how, when, where, what our children receive as information. Parents will not decide what vocational track their child will take---that will be determined by those pre-K testing and evaluations where corporate executives decide what a child is capable of achieving.
In cities like Baltimore this is already happening. It violates all US Constitutional rights---it violates Equal Protection, it violates all Western standards giving parents the right to decide the direction of their child. Conservative Republican voters support this because they think all the bad structures are going to hurt the people by race and class. They are thinking this is about re-segregating and there will be the usual winners and losers. The underserved are being told this is about lifting the poor---addressing issues of class and race----AND BOTH ASSUMPTIONS ARE WRONG.
IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION AT ALL. IT IS SIMPLY A PROCESSING OF HUMAN CAPITAL AS CHEAPLY AS POSSIBLE TO GET THEM INTO A JOB WORKING FOR NEXT TO NOTHING---OR NOTHING......BLACK, WHITE, OR BROWN EVERYONE INTO THIS GLOBAL LABOR POOL EDUCATION.
We saw Wall Street's latest push to dismantle all that represents our centuries of public education in schools. Breaking students first into pre-k to 3rd grade under this education program----then taking out children with STEM abilities and putting them in this program---then taking out the disabled and placing them in that program----removing the advanced placement and gifted programs and placing them in this kind of school.
ALL OF THESE ACCOMMODATIONS USED TO BE ADDRESSED IN EACH COMMUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL WITH STAFF AND RESOURCES THAT ALLOWED PARENTS AND STUDENTS OF DIFFERING ABILITIES TO HAVE CHOICES INSIDE EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL.
We won't talk this week about Common Core but we want to look at what is propaganda----we already know these standards and lessons are not being controlled by our community schools, teachers, parents.
WHAT DOES WALL STREET FIND TO BE HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS? GLOBAL IVY LEAGUE GRADS CREATING ONLINE LESSONS A GLOBAL CORPORATE CAMPUS EXECUTIVE WILL BUY.
The New York State Education Department
Albany, New York 12234
Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core New York State
The following summary statements reinforce the guiding principles, relevant literature on early learning standards, and developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs.
The New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the
Common Core is:
A resource for guiding the design, selection and implementation of a high quality curriculum.
A guide for planning experiences and instructional activities that enable children to meet the standards.
A guide for selecting assessment tools appropriate for children with differing abilities and challenges.
A framework for all prekindergarten children regardless of language, background, or diverse needs.
A bridge between the learning expectations of children birth through three and the standards for those attending K-12 in public schools.
A focus for discussions regarding the education of young children by educators, policymakers, families and community members.
A template for planning professional development opportunities.
The New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the
Common Core is not:
Intended to be used as a checklist, but can inform the development or selection of screening and progress monitoring tools.
Intended to be used as an assessment tool.
Intended to be used as a curriculum.
Meant to bar children from kindergarten entry.
Meant to stifle the creativity of teachers, caregivers or parents.
Intended to mandate specific teaching practices or materials.
Folks think I'm picking on the same group of Wall Street players but I am hoping my friends around the nation will look closely at their leaders and candidates like I do here in Baltimore because these Wall Street players have been marketed as social left-leaning Democrats for TOO LONG. We cannot get rid of Wall Street players if we do not understand how they are sold as populist leaders when they are not.
Baltimore is ground zero for global far-right corporate education and its public K-university was dismantled these few decades. We literally do not have a public K-12 structure. Wall Street used the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement of real grassroots citizens demanding change to install its own leaders in able to sell bad, far-right corporate education policy to underserved communities----make someone a media darling and VOILA---black, brown, and white citizens will follow. The story of DeRay McKesson matters as regards this education discussion because DeRay is Wall Street and is being employed to install all these very global corporate education policies no one wants. Wall Street players are SHOW ME THE MONEY citizens with no regard for their families or children in short or long term future---they are simply making the bucks today and could care less what they leave behind.
McKesson as a HUMAN CAPITAL leader of our public school system works for a CORPORATE BALTIMORE SCHOOL BOARD with a CEO protege of an Alonzo----NYC Mayor Bloomberg's corporate education point man. Here we see McKesson identifying community colleges and hiring and recruiting teacher that are in higher and higher percentages TEACH FOR AMERICAN and college grads working temporarily....
DERAY MCKESSON'S CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR OF BALTIMORE WAS BANKROLLED BY TEACH FOR AMERICA AND WALL STREET INVESTMENT FIRMS---THESE FUNDS ARE USED TO MOVE HIM ACROSS THE US AS A BLACK LIVES MATTERS IN THE MEDIA PERSONALITY.
This tired message to underserved citizens NO LONGER FALLING FOR THESE PROGRESSIVE POSINGS----this 'civil rights' leader says global corporate neo-liberal education is good so the 99% should too! He will install that community college replacing high school structure with one long free labor apprenticeship that is simply child labor.
Baltimore school district hires ‘Black Lives Matter’ leader to recruit teachers
Jun 29, 2016 by EAGnews.org
BALTIMORE, Md. – Black Lives Matter activist and failed Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson is the city school district’s new chief of human capital.
Incoming Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises announced Tuesday that 30-year-old Mckesson will take over the cabinet position from interim chief Deborah Sullivan, who will return to her former position as executive director of organizational development, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Mckesson made himself famous through the Black Lives Matter movement after he took leave from his job at Minneapolis Public Schools to protest the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. More recently, Mckesson ran a last minute campaign for mayor of Baltimore and was beaten badly, coming in sixth in the Democratic primary with only 2.6 percent of the vote, according to the news site.
The Baltimore native is popular on Twitter with about 420,000 followers, and his focus on police brutality and racial tensions have made him the darling of liberal elites like President Obama and Hillary Clinton, “who dubbed Mckesson a ‘social media emperor,’” the Sun reports.
Mckesson previously worked in the district’s office of human capital as a strategist, as well as an assistant to the director, between August 2011 and December 2013, according to Fox Baltimore.
Mckesson was the senior director of human capital in Minneapolis.
He is expected to serve in his new position in Baltimore, at an annual salary of $165,000, at least through the fall, while district officials complete a nationwide survey for a permanent replacement. Mckesson will oversee a $4 million budget and 56 employees, the Sun reports.
“The office of human capital has a history of failing to fully staff schools, process paperwork and produce reliable data. Schools opened last year without enough teachers and principals. Hundreds of teachers and school staff also did not receive their first few paychecks on time,” according to the news site.
The office is responsible for implementing school reforms and staffing schools, CBS Baltimore reports.
Santelises said she expects Mckesson to hit the ground running when he starts of Friday.
“We have no time to waste. Every day in class is precious for our students, and every school must be ready to go when the opening bell rings,” she said in a statement. “Mr. Mckesson has the hands-on experience, leadership skills, and energy to help us make that happen.”
Mckesson is Santelises second cabinet position appointment since taking over the district, and followed a May announcement of Alison Perkins-Cohen as her new chief of staff, at an annual salary of $178,500, according to the Sun.
Alison Perkins-Cohen said Mckesson has “proven himself to be an able and tireless administrator with strong leadership and organizational abilities,” who will be a good fit until the district finds a permanent human capital officer, Fox Baltimore reports.
“That person will benefit immensely from the foundation that Mr. Mckesson will be instrumental in setting between now and the fall,” she said.
In his bid for mayor, Mckesson, a former Teach for America recruit, called for “expanding full-day Pre-K to enroll all low-income 3- and 4-year-olds, the public release of all internal audits of the city school system, and reforming state funding formulas to prevent tax deals for developers from hurting school funding,” according to the Sun.
“He also said he wanted to ‘radically transform’ Baltimore’s community college, create a fund for occupational skills training and fully incorporate arts education into all schools.”
The word TRANSFORMATIONAL is used often in Wall Street corporate education think tanks. IMPROVING GRADUATION RATES is another phrase. Here we see for whom DeRay McKesson works---the INNOVATION VENTURE CAPITALISTS looking for ENTREPRENEUR LEADERS. This means----rich people taking our hundreds of billions of dollars in public school funding and trillions of dollars in public K-university real estate and facilities need to put faces on these policies to sell it as good for WE THE PEOPLE.
NEWSCHOOLS is the same as GREATSCHOOLS----it is a Wall Street ratings groups needing to create diverse corporate education structures to sell.
This is from where a candidate like DeRay sees getting that funding for our Baltimore underserved students----those full scholarships after graduation----that rise in graduation rates tied to transformative education policy is simply those tiered education structures where some students are tracked to 6th grade then workplace apprenticeships---and we will call that graduation and full scholarship. Some students are tracked to 9th grade then workplace apprenticeships ---and we will call that graduation. High school becomes community college and the degree requirements are lower-tiered so now what is job training becomes 'degree' certificates. Citizens are receiving Master's Degrees in Baltimore saying it was really easy----they take all that life experience and count that as time in class.
We want our working class and poor to have strong vocational pathways and apprenticeships that lead to $20-60 an hour jobs but not by breaking down what was a climbing the economic ladder quality higher education because that traps all citizens into poverty with no education pathway out.
Stronger curricula simply means STEM. We have always taught to our maths and sciences Wall Street is simply eliminating all that is not job-readiness related. Rigor was standard before the REAGAN/CLINTON education reforms that created this crisis in math and reading achievement.
Here is what we are hearing from our Clinton/Obama Wall Street candidates in talking points for reforming public education----this is DeRay in Baltimore:
He wants to expand full day public pre-K to all 3 and 4 year olds in the city
He wants to create literacy-rich educational environments to support a child's early cognitive development
He want to set up full scholarships to all low-income graduates of public schools
He promotes a 'radical transformation' of our community college system to improve graduation rates and provide stronger curricula.
News + Ideas
New Class of Fellows Named for Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education Program
By: Joe Ventura
August 15, 2011
Aspen Institute – NewSchools program recognizes leaders ready to embrace the challenge of improving public education
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 15, 2011 – The Aspen Institute and NewSchools Venture Fund today announced the selection of the fourth cohort of the prestigious Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education Fellowship Program. These 24 accomplished leaders join more than 65 accomplished fellows from the first three cohorts as participants in the program, operated by Bellwether Education Partners and designed to recognize and support exceptional entrepreneurial leaders who are committed to transforming public education.
“The work of entrepreneurial innovators is taking hold and making an impact on the structure of public education, and on the results achieved by students in communities across the country,” said Kim Smith, Executive Director of the program, co-founder of NewSchools Venture Fund, and CEO of Bellwether Education Partners. “We must now cultivate a cadre of leaders to expand the movement’s size, diversity, reach and sustainability, in order to ensure that leadership is a ready asset rather than a limiting factor in the effort to rapidly transform public education for all students—especially for those who are most underserved.”
In collaboration with the Aspen Institute, Smith launched the fellowship program in 2007 in order to provide these entrepreneurial leaders with the opportunity to sustain and advance their work through cohort-based leadership development. Each cohort includes a diverse array of forward-thinking education leaders who gather for seminars that include thought-provoking reading and discussions about leadership, diversity, and important issues in public education and social change. When they complete the program, fellows become part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, which now includes more than 1300 entrepreneurial leaders from 43 countries who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their extraordinary creativity, energy and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times. For more information about the program and its first three cohorts of exceptional leaders, see http://www.newschools.org/initiatives#aspen.
The fourth class of Fellows in the Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education Program are:
Sally Bachofer, Assistant Commissioner, New York State Education Department
Jim Balfanz, President, City Year
Morty Ballen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Explore Schools
Jessica Cunningham, Chief Academic Officer, KIPP DC
Aimee Eubanks Davis, Executive Vice President of People, Community, and Diversity, Teach for America
Tracy Epp, Regional Superintendent, Achievement First
Julio Fuentes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options
Greg Gunn, Entrepreneur in Residence, City Light Capital
Kevin Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Charter School Growth Fund
Jen Holleran, Executive Director, Startup:Education
Bill Jackson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GreatSchools
Bill Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer, Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) Public Schools
Louise Davis Langheier, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Peer Health Exchange
Lynn Liao, Managing Director of Network Services, The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems
Lillian Lowery, Secretary of Education, Delaware
John Luczak, Education Program Manager, Joyce Foundation
Dr. James P. McIntyre, Superintendent, Knox County Schools (TN)
Chris Nelson, Managing Director, Doris & Donald Fisher Fund
Richard Nyankori, Vice President, Development, Insight Education Group
Neil Phillips, Founder and Executive Director, Visible Men
Ana Ponce, Chief Executive Officer, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Stefanie Sanford, Director of Policy & Advocacy, United States Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Yutaka Tamura, Chief Operating Officer, Relay School of Education
Carl Zaragoza, Advocacy Director, Stand for Children–Arizona and Governing Board Member, Creighton Elementary School District
Building on the model of its renowned Henry Crown Fellowship Program, the Aspen Institute has partnered with NewSchools and Bellwether Education Partners to offer this groundbreaking Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education program, which has been supported by a range of institutional and individual donors.
“Cultivating and connecting community-minded entrepreneurial leaders is critical to social change around the world,” said Peter Reiling, Executive Vice President for Leadership and Seminar Programs at the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of its Henry Crown Fellowship. “The Aspen Institute and its Aspen Global Leadership Network are pleased to continue recognizing and supporting these important leaders and change agents in U.S. public education.”
Each year, the Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education program selects approximately two dozen exceptional leaders from across the country with backgrounds and skills from both urban and rural communities and from across the nonprofit, foundation, charter school, and traditional school district sectors.
During four seminars over the course of two years, as well as in between sessions, fellows have the unusual opportunity to step back from their demanding daily work to learn and reflect with a group of extraordinary peers on their individual goals and their efforts to transform public education. In addition to their own leadership development, Fellows also take on individual or group projects aimed at accelerating the ability of the entrepreneurial education movement to expand high-quality public school education options for underserved communities across the country. Examples of recent projects include a new charter school management organization designed to use technology to better serve students in need of credit recovery, an education reform documentary, a mentoring program designed to bring young leaders of color into the education reform movement, a model for increasing parent involvement in education reform, a campaign to focus high schools on students’ college degree attainment, and a support network of students and alumni from urban charter school management organizations (CMOs).
For More Information:Kim Smith
CEO, Bellwether Education Partners
Senior Public Affairs Coordinator, Aspen Institute
About the Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways: seminars, young-leader fellowships around the globe, policy programs, and public conferences and events. The Institute is based in Washington, DC, Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and has an international network of partners. For more information, visit http://www.aspeninstitute.org.
About NewSchools Venture Fund
NewSchools Venture Fund is a not-for-profit organization working to close the achievement gap by funding and supporting entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions to the problems in public education so that all children have the opportunity to succeed in college and beyond. Since our founding in 1998, NewSchools has invested $180 million in more than 40 nonprofit and for-profit educational organizations working to promote student achievement. Recognizing that neither private charity nor capital markets alone are enough to solve the problem of education inequality, we blend the best of both approaches to ensure an excellent education is available to every child. We actively share what we’ve learned through our investments, bring together educational leaders from across the country, and advocate for smart policies at the federal level. For more information, visit http://www.newschools.org.
About Bellwether Education PartnersBellwether Education Partners is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the achievement of low-income students by cultivating, advising, and placing a robust community of innovative, effective, and sustainable change agents in public education reform and improving the policy climate for their work. For more information, visit http://www.bellwethereducation.org.
The Clinton Initiative along with a Stanford or Johns Hopkins brings together that Wall Street global pol network----CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA----neo-liberals and neo-cons building this ONE WORLD global corporate education tied to a global labor pool working for global corporations.
NOT ONE BIT OF WE THE PEOPLE---RIGHTS AS CITIZENS-----CLIMBING THE ECONOMIC LADDER GOING ON.
The 5% to the 1% being recruited these few decades by Clinton now Obama are on their way out. This will be the last round of buying people to push bad policies because that 5% will no longer be needed. I watch as black, brown, and white citizens making good money today sending social media shots of their lifestyle saying BE A PLAYER AND GET THE RIGHT JOB---and I know those players will be under the bus soon as will their children and grandchildren because
THEY DID NOT FIGHT AS TEAM 99% VS 1%!
We do not need to take ANY JOB-----we can rebuild our local economies and with that will come a working and middle-class with an American quality of life!
ENLIGHTENED LEADERSHIP----THAT IS EXACTLY HOW BALTIMORE MEDIA SELLS DERAY MCKESSON.
'When they complete the program, fellows become part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, which now includes more than 1300 entrepreneurial leaders from 43 countries who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their extraordinary creativity, energy and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times'.
Notice how 1998 is the founding date for these think tanks and global goals---that was Clinton -era and indeed Clinton hit our public universities and school structures hard in privatizing them away.
Business and Society Program
Aligning Business with the Long-Term Health of Society
The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, founded in 1998, works with business executives and scholars to align business decisions and investments with the long-term health of society—and the planet. Through carefully designed networks, working groups and focused dialogue, the Program identifies and inspires thought leaders and “intrapreneurs” to challenge conventional ideas about capitalism and markets, to test new measures of business success and to connect classroom theory and business practice.
The Business and Society Program is most known for the First Movers Fellowship Program, for dialogue on curbing short-termism in business and capital markets, and for fresh thinking about the Purpose of the corporation.
So, we are not getting free community college----our high schools are simply going to be eliminated and what they call community colleges will replace our strong 4 years of broad course curricula that is high school. It will not be on-the-job apprenticeships as we know them where high school grads are hired on a job and paid to complete a trade apprenticeship program coming out with a certification leading to good wages. Children will be apprenticed under the guise of quality education on corporate campuses that will have what used to be our high school technology and shop lab equipment. The on-the-job work becomes that quality education.
Some citizens don't care if we return to a developing nation status regarding child labor----selective access to education and opportunity. Those citizens better think what ONE WORLD global corporate colonization will look like--it will not look like anything we have had in America. Agricultural slavery was brutal---industrial enslavement can be far worse.
CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA are selling this as rebuilding a strong industrial vocational/trade track in education----look there is Weingarten-----leading the way to our K-12 teachers being pushed to being part-time business adjuncts.
- Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
Obama Steps Up Push for Free
The president formally unveils new advisory board to further push the efforts of America's College Promise plan that would make two years of community college free nationally.
September 9, 2015ByAshley A. Smith
The White House is stepping up the effort to make tuition free at community colleges across the country.
President Obama will formally unveil a coalition of community college leaders, educators, politicians, foundations and businesses that will work to spread the existing, different free two-year college models and recruit others interested in pushing the free tuition message nationally during his visit today at Michigan's Macomb Community College.
The independent coalition, which will also be known as the College Promise Advisory Board, will be led by Jill Biden, former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer and Martha Kanter, a professor of higher education at New York University and former under secretary of education. (A full list of the board's members is below.)
"The predominant focus is that in the 21st century, a high school diploma is not enough for success in the economy and society. People need an education beyond high school," Kanter said. "The board will lend its expertise to help communities understand that investing in people who want higher education is worth it."
By 2020, it's estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree and another 30 percent will require at least some college or an associate degree, according to the White House's progress report on free community college.
The president and the White House have been working to push America's College Promise -- the initiative to make two years of community college free -- since it was announced in February. That plan was based on the Tennessee Promise, a statewide last-dollar program that provides two years of free college. That state's inaugural class of Promise students started classes this fall. Last-dollar programs cover the gap between a student's financial aid package and tuition.
So far, in just the past six months, five communities have created free two-year college programs, including statewide programs in Oregon and Minnesota. Congressional Democrats have also proposed free community college legislation backing Obama's plan.
"America's community colleges came about because local communities believed in the promise that the opportunity to achieve a degree or technical training would benefit both their youth and their communities," Geringer said in an email. "College Promise rekindles that same community spirit and affirms the ideal that education beyond high school matters. College Promise will be built upon local initiatives and local support enabled through a natural aspiration."
The board will also raise awareness and stress the importance of community colleges in general with the Heads Up America campaign. That campaign will release public service announcements encouraging the idea of making two years of community college free.
LaGuardia Community College President Gail Mellow, who is also a member of the advisory board, said one of the largest issues they plan to tackle is looking at the ways to pay for free community college. The advisory board will be in place for a minimum of three years, she said.
"This is an issue that will not be solved in a year or 18 months. It is a radical idea to the United States and it's not a partisan issue. It's an American issue about how we're going to be as a country in this century. Who we're going to provide for and how we're going to do that is a large and long-term issue," she said.
President Obama is also expected to unveil the Department of Labor's awarding of $175 million in American Apprenticeship Grants to 46 public-private partnerships that have pledged to train and hire more than 34,000 new apprentices in high-tech and high-growth industries within the next five years.
The members of the College Promise Advisory Board are:
- Ellen Alberding, president and board member of the Joyce Foundation
- Matthew Boulay, program officer for veterans' programs with Kisco Foundation
- Noah Brown, president of the Association of Community College Trustees
- Walter Bumphus, president of the American Association of Community Colleges
- Christopher Cabaldon, mayor of West Sacramento
- Phil Clegg, executive director for the American Student Association of Community Colleges
- Alexandra Flores-Quilty, president of the United States Student Association
- Brian Gallagher, president of United Way Worldwide
- Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association
- Richard George, president of Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
- Mark Haas, Oregon state senator
- Anne Johnson, executive director of Generation Progress
- Martha Kanter, professor of higher education at New York University and former U.S. under secretary of education
- Chauncy Lennon, managing director of global philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase
- Harold Levy, executive director of Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
- Stanley Litow, president of IBM Foundation
- Andrew Liveris, chief executive officer of the Dow Chemical Company
- Joe May, chancellor of Dallas County Community College District
- Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College
- Jen Mishory, executive director of Young Invincibles
- William F. L. Moses, managing director of education for Kresge Foundation
- Eduardo Padron, president of Miami Dade College
- Wade Randlett, chief executive officer of the transportation fuels division of General Biofuels
- Lauren Segal, president of Scholarship America
- Randy Smith, president of Rural Community College Alliance
- Tom Snyder, president of Ivy Tech Community College
- LaVerne Evans Srinivasan, president of education programs at Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Karen Stout, president of Achieving the Dream
- Scott Svonkin, president of the Board of Trustees, Los Angeles Community College District
- William Swanson, chairman of Raytheon Company
- Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
One more look at education policy and how WE THE PEOPLE are being played by Wall Street global pols in both parties----below are clips from a Baltimore Sun article talking about how our corporate Baltimore City Public School Board was replacing yet another bad corporate education superintendent Thornton with an ALONZO staff person. Now, anyone knowing education policy knows this is MOVING FORWARD as always the same education policies all citizens hate--1% Wall Street simply shakes up staffing when everyone gets angry. This appointment of Santelises is partnered with McKesson's job as Human Capital manager ---know who has power to appoint Baltimore City's school superintendent? Governor Larry Hogan. Hogan understands that appointing Santelises is MOVING FORWARD Common Core and corporate testing and evaluation/education data selling and collecting. He appoints this very 1% Wall Street global neo-liberal education superintendent as Baltimore will be the platform in Maryland from which this privatization will expand to all counties.
Meanwhile, Hogan's conservative Republican voters strongly against all these corporate education policies as well as social Democrats are watching Hogan POSE CONSERVATIVE by PRETENDING he will protect against Common Core and corporate testing and education data.
HOGAN IS MOVING FORWARD GLOBAL NEO-LIBERAL EDUCATION REFORM IN HIS APPOINTMENT OF A CLINTON WALL STREET NEO-LIBERAL SUPERINTENDENT IN BALTIMORE CITY. THESE US CITIES AS INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ZONES WILL EXPAND POLICIES TO ALL COUNTIES IN EACH STATE.
'A spokeswoman for Hogan said the governor is concerned about new standards put into place in public school classrooms across Maryland last school year. He appears to be leaving open the possibility that he would work to remove both the standards and the test.
"He will be reviewing ways to improve them if they work, or remove them if they don’t. He has not made any firm commitment," said Shareese Churchill, Hogan's press secretary.
Under the memorandum of understanding signed five years ago by then-Gov.Martin O’Malley and State School Superintendent Nancy Grasmick, subsequent governor’s have five months to “affirm in writing” that the state will continue to take part in the Partnership for Assessment for Readiness for College and Careers, a consortium of states that came together to write a new test'.
'Santelises was the chief academic officer from 2010 to 2013 under city schools chief Andrés Alonso, Thornton's predecessor. She left her job with the city schools in August 2013 to serve as vice president of K-12 policy and practice at The Education Trust, a Washington-based think tank.
Because a private company hired and paid the search firm, the board did not have to take a public vote on the contract, which would have alerted the public to a search'.
As new school assessments begin, Hogan and legislators weigh the issue of testing
Liz BowieContact Reporter
Governor, legislators looking at issue of student testing.As 71,000 Maryland public school students begin taking new tests aligned with the Common Core standards this week, a small group of parents, legislators and advocates are pushing to scale back or eliminate some testing.
And one state legislator is hoping to convince Gov. Larry Hogan to use a nearly forgotten clause in a 2010 agreement with the federal government to ditch the new tests completely.
A spokeswoman for Hogan said the governor is concerned about new standards put into place in public school classrooms across Maryland last school year. He appears to be leaving open the possibility that he would work to remove both the standards and the test.
"He will be reviewing ways to improve them if they work, or remove them if they don’t. He has not made any firm commitment," said Shareese Churchill, Hogan's press secretary.
Under the memorandum of understanding signed five years ago by then-Gov.Martin O’Malley and State School Superintendent Nancy Grasmick, subsequent governor’s have five months to “affirm in writing” that the state will continue to take part in the Partnership for Assessment for Readiness for College and Careers, a consortium of states that came together to write a new test.
Debate rages over how many hours Maryland students should be tested each year
Del. David Vogt, a Republican who represents parts of Carroll and Frederick counties, has written a letter to the governor asking him to pull out of the consortium, using the legal language as an out.
“Gov. Hogan has the authority to opt out," Vogt said. "People want PARCC to go away."
If Hogan were to decide he doesn't like the new tests, there is little precedent for him to decide which tests students should take. In the past, the Maryland State Board of Education, whose members are appointed by the governor, have made those decisions.
The only exception was a high school government test which had been axed because of budget cuts. In that case, the legislature decided to override the decision of the state board and put money back in the budget so the test could be given.
The Maryland State Department of Education, the state school board, the teachers unions and local superintendents have been nearly unanimous in their support of the new tests.
However, some legislators would like to reduce the hours and numbers of tests being given in the state. Sen. Paul Pinsky, a Prince George’s County Democrat, and Sen. J.B. Jennings, a Republican representing parts of Baltimore and Harford counties, have introduced legislation to create a task force to look into scaling back standardized testing, both the tests that are given by individual school systems and the statewide tests. In addition, they are seeking a two-year moratorium on testing before second grade. The teachers’ union supports the legislation.
In addition, a small number of parents are deciding to pull their children out of testing this week. About a dozen families at the Baltimore Montessori Charter School have decided to refuse to let their children take the tests, said Elena Ritter, a parent of two children who is helping spread the word in her school.
This global Clinton Initiative has installed offices in many of our US universities and this is to what our student activism is drawn---this is why our US university students are shouting talking points coming from Aspen and Roosevelt Institute---and students from developing nations with International Economic Zones are shouting these same talking points.
WAKE UP AND FIGHT FOR AMERICAN QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION BUILT TO MAKE WE THE PEOPLE PREPARED AS CITIZENS AND BUSINESS/GOVERNMENT LEADERS WITH AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE AND US CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTS.
Locally we have Towson and MICA with this Clinton Global Initiative office and that is why we have so much neo-liberal activism. Partner that with Johns Hopkins and its neo-conservative activism and Baltimore is captured by FAR-RIGHT WALL STREET GLOBAL CORPORATE POLICIES. Soon to be 1% Wall Street far-right Libertarian Marxism.
My friends around the nation must know you have the same structures at work in your neck of the woods and most of these platforms are being built in US cities deemed International Economic Zones---or Foreign Economic Zones FEZ
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President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton hosted CGI U 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley from April 1-3, 2016. Learn more at cgiu.org.
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Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), President Clinton hosts the CGI U meeting each year for students to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Since its inaugural meeting in 2008, CGI U has brought together more than 8,700 students from over 940 schools, over 145 countries, and all 50 states.
All CGI U students are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan that addresses a challenge on their campus, in their local community, or around the world. Since 2008, CGI U attendees have made more than 6,250 commitments. Whether they are manufacturing wheelchairs for developing countries, establishing campus bike share programs, creating free vision clinics, or mentoring youth through chess, CGI U participants are improving the lives of people around the globe and building a stronger future for us all.
- Long Description
The CGI U meeting allows students to discuss global issues, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead. Through year-round commitment development, and networking opportunities, CGI U builds awareness and generates support for the work of students, youth organizations, and the ever-growing CGI U community around the world. Throughout the year, participants report back to CGI U about commitment progress and connect via online communities and in-person meet-ups. Some commitment-makers continue their engagement by serving as CGI U Campus Representatives or Commitment Mentors. Colleges and universities can also engage with CGI U by joining the CGI University Network, a growing consortium of schools that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs on their respective campuses.
- General Information
Use the CGI U Facebook page to share information about CGI U with your friends, and to find out how young innovators and entrepreneurs are developing solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Learn best practices and access resources to develop and implement your own Commitment to Action.
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CGI U is a growing network of young leaders who are developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
CGI U's driving philosophy is that anyone, anywhere can make a difference through a Commitment to Action—a tangible contribution towards solving a specific problem on their campus or in the wider global community.