March 24, 2017
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Bill Gates

President Trump: It’s Time to Hold Bill Gates Accountable for His #EducationReform Failure.

President Trump is set to meet with Bill Gates on Monday, March 20, according to The Hill: White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced the meeting on Thursday at his daily press briefing but did not provide any other details. The two previously met in December at Trump Tower. After the meeting, ...
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Parents, tell Congress to get rid of John King’s Rules on Federal Test and Punish Accountability

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Former US Secretary of Education, John King, now leads The Education Trust. It should come as no surprise that Ed Trust is feverishly tweeting, and tweeting and tweeting –urging people to save John King’s and the US Department of Education’s Rule which asserts more federal ...
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Who’s afraid of Common Core and who supports it? Questions for leaders.

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Even though Common Core has been acknowledged as a major campaign issue and is the focus of a heated debate in education, it was not mentioned during the hearing to confirm our new US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.  We have to wonder why no Democrat, no ...
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Reasoning Mind Math: reason to worry?

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker The non-profit Reasoning Mind offers “personalized” on-line math curriculum and a computer based “Genie” who is virtually a child’s best friend, and knows personal things about them, even confessions. As first noted in this RM document posted by a blogger known as Educray, Reasoning Mind math curriculum  places a large ...
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Melinda Gates Won’t Give Up Misguided Course to Remake American Education

    Translation: Melinda Gates believes The Gates Foundation made a mistake in deciding to support The Common Core State Standards Initiative that bypassed state legislatures and voters because the PR talking points weren’t effective. In this Washington Post article she doesn’t address and ignores that representative governmental process ...
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Achievement Gap Not Narrowed by Common Core! So What’s the Next Talking Point?

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Arne Duncan speaking about 21st Century schools: CCSS standards, wraparound services and the quest for social justice. From The Hechinger Report, which bills itself as Covering Innovation & Inequality in Education and is partially funded by the Gates Foundation, writes in More than five years after adopting Common Core, ...
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Beware the Gates-Dell funded “achievable” TLE seal of data privacy approval

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Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Did you wake up feeling relieved this morning? Your child’s data will be in the trusted hands of Microsoft and Dell and others in the edtech world, and you should trust them with it, because they said so . They built a website, ...
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Higher Education: It’s Outcome and Equity and Workforce Needs. Gates Introduces *National Data Framework*.

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Missouri Education Watchdog by Gretchen Logue Accessed from WhiteBoard Advisors Not content with circumventing the stakeholder groups of parents, taxpayers and state legislators, Bill Gates announced his plans to remake higher education.  It’s a natural transition from K-12 to higher ed for implementation of *his* reforms for American education.  ...
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Data privacy for all-regardless of politics

      Missouri Education Watchdog  by Cheri Kiesecker The ACLU has joined the student data privacy fight-and rightfully so. Privacy is now front page,dinner table conversation.  As this CNN subtitle reads, “Frustrated with increasing surveillance by the federal government and corporations, politicians in 16 states are pushing for sweeping ...
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Three Protagonists Controlling Public Education and Downton Abbey. Time for a *Downstairs* Rebellion.

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  Missouri Education Watchdog by Gretchen Logue The education reform novel contains characters mimicking actors in Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.  Education reform and the miniseries delve into the lives of two definite classes: one which rules and one which takes orders.  The ‘downstairs’ class (the servants who take ...
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The Problem With Definitions

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The now infamous Bill Clinton quote “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is,” comes to mind when you look at how changing definitions of formerly well understood words can create chaos. The definition of a high school diploma used to have a fairly common understanding. ...
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Teacher Asks: ‘How Bad Is It Going to Get?’

Missouri Education Watchdog by Gretchen Logue This teacher discovers no one has the answers to her Common Core questions. From How Bad Is It Going to Get?: And even worse – despite the fact that the our poor state has yet to generate the “proof points” that these organizations ...
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What Presidential Candidates Can Learn From Spaghetti Sauce

The Presidential campaign is proving that Common Core is an issue that is not going to go away. Every candidate, in all political parties, is going to be asked, at some point, where they stand on Common Core. They should know that at least one segment of the public ...
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Federal Report: Inject Sulfur Dioxide into Stratosphere to Cool Planet

  Alas, the global elites’ next step in the climate change correction global warming hoax in collusion with the federal government are recommending the release sulfur dioxide (SO2) into the stratosphere under the guise of deflecting the sun to cool the planet. The Weather Channel In what was once ...
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