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Resources > Common Core > District Tools > FL County High School Grades 2016-2017

These county reports for 2015-16 are essential to convincing your local legislators there is a disastrous problem with our school system. Each of these reports compares the national proficiency results for reading, math and college readiness from the well-respected US NEWS and WORLD REPORT BEST HIGH SCHOOLS (on the left) to the self-serving proprietary Florida grading system.

Textbook Review Videos (Only) from June 1, 2017 CCPS Special Hearing

These video clips show objections to 6 of the textbooks that have been approved for use by the Collier County School Board.

Video Clips from June 1, 2017 CCPS Special Hearing

These video clips from the Collier County Public Schools "Special Hearing" meeting on June 1, 2017 show clearly that CCPS is NOT interested in community and parental input, nor are they interested in following Florida law. Clip 1 Chairman Terry violates 1st amendment Freedom of speech rights of Collier citizens--Changes rules  to “limit public comment only to the 6 objectionable...

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2017 ~ Lee Textbook Review ~ grade: k-5 ~ History & Social Studies ~ “HMH Social Studies: Civics in Practice Integrated: Civics, Econ, & Geography Florida: Student Edition 2018” ~ 2018 ~ isbn 9780544826151

While I have not reviewed any other 7th Grades Civics books on the market I can honestly say I have serious reservations and cannot recommend this book to be used in our school district. The chapters I have had time to review contain omission of facts, half-truths, factual errors, bias and slants and call into question compliance with the Florida Statutes 1003.42.

2017 ~ Lee Textbook Review ~ grade: k-5 ~ History & Social Studies ~ “Florida McGraw-Hill Networks Social Studies” ~ Pub. Year: N/A ~ isbn N/A

This series is designed as a consumable. This means that students will be able to write in them, cut out vocabulary foldables and take home the text for homework. For this reason choosing these texts is expensive and involves reordering books every academic year. If administrators do not want to have the books used as consumables it would be better to find another text suitable to that plan.

2017 ~ Lee Textbook Review ~ grade: 9-12 ~ History & Social Studies ~ “HMH Social Studies American History: Reconstruction to the Present Student Edition” ~ 2018 ~ isbn 9780544669062

Title: HMH Social Studies American History: Reconstruction to the Present Student Edition
Author: NOT IDENTIFIED
ISBN: 9780544669062

Objectives and Alternatives for Objectionable Textbooks

Our objective is twofold: FIRST: To get CCPS to work with textbook publishers to fix errors/omissions. Several years ago Truth in Texas Textbooks (TNT) carefully reviewed 13 social studies books, most of them by Pearson/Prentice, McGraw  Hill and Houghton/Mifflin. They found 1500 errors, key omissions of fact, and bias. According to TNT, Pearson and McGraw Hill fixed 60% of the…

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2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review ~ grade: UNK ~ History & Social Studies ~ “Understanding Economics 18th” ~ 2018 ~ isbn 780076681402

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: Flaugh/Konuk
Publisher/Exact Title of Publication/Year Published: United States Government Our Democracy (2018)

2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review ~ grade: UNK ~ History & Social Studies ~ “United States Government (Our Democracy)” ~ 2018 ~ isbn 9780076681136

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: Flaugh/Konuk
Publisher/Exact Title of Publication/Year Published: United States Government Our Democracy (2018)

2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review (Part 1 of 2) ~ grade: UNK ~ History & Social Studies ~ “Street Law: A Course in Practical Law – 9th edition” ~ 2016 ~ isbn 9780021429257

Name of Reviewer: Steven J. Bracci, Part 1
Publisher/Exact Title of Publication: Street Law: A Course in Practical Law (McGraw-Hill, Publisher)

2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review (Part 2 of 2) ~ grade: UNK ~ History & Social Studies ~ “Street Law: A Course in Practical Law – 9th edition” ~ 2016 ~ isbn 9780021429257

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: B Oakey Part 2
Publisher/Exact Title of Publication: McGraw Hill Publisher, Streetlaw: A course in practical Law, Part 2

2017 ~ Collier Materials Review ~ K-5 ~ History & Social Studies ~ “Florida Social Studies (varied subtitles)” ~ 2013 ~ isbn: various

This series is designed as a consumable. This means that students will be able to write in them, cut out vocabulary foldables and take home the text for homework. For this reason, choosing these texts is expensive and involves reordering books every academic year. If administrators do not want to have the books used as consumables it would be better to find another text suitable to that plan.

2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review ~ 9-12 ~ History & Social Studies ~ United States History (Florida Edition) ~ 2018 ~ isbn 9780328914937

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: Mogil Publisher/Exact Title of Publication/Year Published: Pearson/United States History, Florida Edition (?Honors?)/2018

2017 ~ Collier Textbook Review ~ 9-12 ~ History & Social Studies ~ By the People (A History of the United States) ~ 2015 ~ isbn 9780131366183

According to Florida Statute 1003.42, “American history shall be viewed as factual, not as constructed….and shall be defined as the creation of a new nation based largely on the universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence

(2016) “Street Law: A Course in Practical Law” Text Book Review by Brantley Oakey

“Street Law: A Course in Practical Law” Text Book Review by Brantley Oakey , Collier County Lawyer and Parent of public school children I’ve been asked to review “Street Law,” which is a text that the School Board in Collier County is hoping to adopt. It’s supposed to be a basic text that introduces high school students to legal principles…

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Truth in Textbooks Project

We are working toward a building a string relationship with “Truth in Textbooks” to utilize their process  and training to make us more productive in Review Instructional Materials in Florida school districts. TNT focuses primarily on Socials Studies. The have agreed in principle to train 40-50 reviewers, starting with their on-line course and real life workshop. Their next class begins…

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Affidavits of Testimonies Regarding Objectionable Materials in Curriculum

FLCA supporters have been working tirelessly to advocate in the FL State Legislature for significant changes to the process of what and how Instructional Materials are acquired by our local school districts. Today, the process is essentially a closed process (not in the sunshine) and parents concerns about the objectionable content in many materials are ignored.  Taxpayers and grandparents  without…

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National media weighs in: “Bill Would Let Floridians Challenge Inappropriate School Material”

Written by  Alex Newman, The New American  Despite legal prohibitions on providing obscene material to minors, public schools in Florida have been using apparently illegal materials including stories for “literature” involving prostitution, lesbianism, gang rape, marital infidelity, masturbation, masochism, abortion, and more. In Florida school districts where materials were examined by parents and activists, there were more than 60 books with hard or soft…

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Pearson Publishing, a US monopoly provider of Textbooks and Online lesson plans

Pearson PLC, a British company has bought up all of these publishing imprints in the US and is now a monopoly. Pearson strives to serve a national market and therefore caters to the largest buyers like CA and NY  and most importantly has “zero interest in serving Florida students and FL Statutes. Even more importantly they still market  under these…

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FLCA Press Release: 2017 Instructional Materials companion bills filed in the Florida House and Senate.

For Immediate Release:  2017 Instructional Materials companion bills filed in the Florida House and Senate.   WHAT:  SB 1210 and HB 989 companion bills were filed last week by Sen. Tom Lee and Rep. Byron Donalds. These are “fixit” companion bills to a very “well-intentioned” Senate Bill passed into law in 2014, but not implemented by a single school district. …

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Analysis of Current Florida Statutes that apply to k-12 Instructional Materials

Ed Wilson from Marion County and a member of FLCA’s Advisory Council has done an excellent assessment to identify all current statutes that relate to instruction materials. Here is the link The first 2 pages are a summary and his views on how they have been implemented and the additional pages are the actual language in each of the statutes where…

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(2016) The Gulen Movement – A broad based movement to bring Islam to the US and US K-12 Charter schools

The Gulen Movement: Turkey’s Islamic Supremacist Cult and Its Contributions to the Civilization Jihad by Christopher Holton and Clare Lopez The Authors Book You Tube Video   This is a very interesting read. Florida already has at least 10 K-12 Charter schools sponsored and funded by the Gulen Movement.

2016 Results for the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, PISA– not good news for US Students!

Over the past decade, the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, PISA, has become the world’s premier yardstick for evaluating the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. By identifying the characteristics of high-performing education systems, PISA allows governments and educators to identify effective policies that they can then adapt to their local contexts. The PISA 2015 survey focused on…

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Updated Summary of Federal ESSA and SEL by Karen Effrem, Education Liberty Watch

Call to action for local County Education Watch dog teams. This is an updated summary by Karen Effrem of issues and false claims for Every Child Succeeds Act, Pre-School Development Grants and the concerns with Social Emotional Learning Standards, Assessments and Programs.

US and Florida Constitution is very clear on local control of our public schools

No where in our US Constitution do the States give or delegate the Federal government any constitutional authority to meddle in education [Full stop]!  Instead the Feds bribe the states with grants and then many of the states take the money with strings attached which violates both the US Constitution and the Florida Constitution. Speaking of The Constitution of the…

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2016-17 Legislative Delegation Talking Points and Handouts for proposed 2nd Amendment Preservation Bill

This post contains the individual links for the talking points and hand out for FLCA proposed 2nd Amendment Preservation Bill.

Our State Legislators are our last hope to Protect our God-given right to protect our lives and property!

Sometimes a picture is worth a 1000 words to get the point across. Here are two political cartoons we encourage you to use widely on your emails and social media posts.

FL Department of Education K-12 School Grades from FL Proprietary self-serving grading system

The post contains the school grades by county for every FL Public School for past 3 years and the District Grades for 2016.     School Grades 2015-16 School Grades 2014-15 School Grades 2013-14 District Grades for 2016 We have also created a comparison for each county of the high school reading , math proficiency and college readiness scores from…

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Documentation for your county’s 2016/17 Legislative Delegation meeting.

  This post contains the individual links for the talking points and hand out K-12 Education Package Please click on each item and print it! Legislative Delegation Education Talking Points Comparison of your County’s High school grades 2015-16 US News and World Report vs proprietary Florida Grades—30-40 pt gap  (Print single chart for your County) Handout Package for each legislator,…

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Resources > Common Core > District Tools > FL County High School Grades 2015-2016

These county reports for 2015-16 are essential to convincing your local legislators there is a disastrous problem with our school system. Each of these reports compares the national proficiency results for reading, math and college readiness from the well-respected US NEWS and WORLD REPORT BEST HIGH SCHOOLS (on the left) to the self-serving proprietary Florida grading system.

2016 legislative Instructional Materials bill SB 1018/HB899

This is the Executive Summary and the actual Instructional Materials “Fix It “Bill that was filed in both the FL Senate and House by Senator Hays and Rep Pilon. The original law was very well intentioned to return the Constitutional authority to the School Board to be responsible for all curriculum used in their district. It was designed to have…

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Proposed FLCA Comprehensive K-12 Education bill to restore local control and Choice

Florida Citizens Alliance leadership working with other k-12 education activists have created a comprehensive solution to restoring local control to our school districts and communities. We respectfully remind our legislators that 2.7 million Florida students, our children and grandchildren, need their aggressive leadership to save their future as productive citizens of our great state. Here is the Executive Summary of…

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Want to know more about school choice and the best if not the only way protect your child’s Future?

Earlier this year,  Florida Citizens’ Alliance proudly announced the addition of a new, major contributor to FLCA website content. Patti Cohen is FLCA’s expert on educational alternatives and options.  Patti’s wealth of knowledge and experience makes her an invaluable source of information and ideas — not only to FLCA, but to anyone who wants to know more about educational options and alternatives….

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(2016) Oct. 2016 Objectionable Materials Curriculum Report updated

Objectionable Materials Curriculum Report This is the updated version of objectionable materials found in over 60 textbooks and materials in Florida.  The base assessment was done in Collier and Lee County and 6 other counties then validated that the vast majority of these materials exist in their Counties School System (Marion, Lake, Volusia, Brevard, Charlotte and Okaloosa County)   This…

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Common Core: the Octopus strangling our children’s future

The Federal Government has zero Constitutional powers to meddle in our Children’s education. THey get away with it because our greedy state legislators and school boards allow themselves to be bribed!  THe Devil is always in the fine print and about the money!

The Problem is … and the solutions!

The problem is straight forward and solutions really are  simple if we have the courage to reclaim public education to the local level. what-it-is-the-problem-the-solution-in-simple-terms.pdf

FLCA Vision, Mission Statement and core values

This is the Vision, Mission Statement and core values of Florida Citizens Alliance. We invite all groups and activists that share our values to help us restore liberty in Florida. flca-vision-mission-stmt-with-logo.pdf

(2016) Florida School Board Votes to purchase this Biased AP History book- What is your School Board doing?

Recently Martin County School Board (4:1) voted to purchase this AP History book despite full knowledge of its bias and objectionable content.  Here is a link to a fantastic assessment done by local  Martin County Activists  What is your school board doing? Start a Watch Dog group in our county and share examples with concerned activists across the state. We…

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Grass Roots Action Template

Use this document to help focus your grassroots efforts in alignment with FLCA strategies.  If you need any help getting your group operational, please contact us.  

Sample letter you can use to focus your school board on APUSH (AP US History) issues

Attorney Doug Lewis is a great source of information and actions you can take in your county! Here is one of the sample letters he produced.

National Standards Expert Sandra Stotsky Comes to SWFL

Reposted August 9th: July 18th  Sandra Stotsky, responsible for the “Massachusetts Miracle” leading the state of MA to be number one in most Nationally normed test results, was the featured speaker at a “From Collier to College” Seminar for parents, teachers, School Board and administrators.  She also spent most of the last two days meeting with Lee County Superintendent Greg…

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Florida 2015 District and School Grades

Florida 2015 District and School Grades Here are links to the Florida 2015 67 District grades  and the individual school grades from schoolgrades.fldoe.org/. It is also important to understand the grading system. First it is proprietary, which means it is designed just for Florida and tells a very rosy picture vs. the rapidly declining data from nationally-normed tests like the…

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Benchmark School District Budget analysis; Example

This is a benchmark budget analysis done in Collier county against several other comparable counties. We urge each county Education Watch Dog group to identify comparable counties to your district’s budget and complete this analysis for you county! This is not  a perfect analysis but it is a start that we can all refine as we move forward. Specifically, we…

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Avg. Composite ACT Scores: Florida 1994 – 2014

See the trend in Florida’s ACT scores over 20 years.  The results should shock you! Florida students over the 20 year time frame have dropped fron 34th in the nation to 47th.  This result is despite the fact that Florida spends spends $15 Billion growing to $20 Billion PER YEAR over this same time line for k-12 education.  It is…

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Are you protecting your children?

It’s high stakes testing time again here in Florida for our public school children. You ask “What’s wrong with Florida Standardized Assessment (FSA)?” Simple answer: it’s “State Sponsored Child Abuse”- oh but that’s inflammatory. “Public schools don’t abuse our kids”. Really, examine the facts: FSA is a Utah-based American Institute for Research high stakes test that received a bogus validation…

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(2016) Simple Common Core math- Check it out!

Simple Common Core math- Check it out! www.facebook.com/groups/1098747146808512/permalink/1283632734986618/ This is a frightening 2 minute “Common Core” math lesson … This is what they teach our kids in school today

(2016) OPEN LETTER TO FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL RE: Pornography in our public schools

OPEN LETTER TO FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL Pam Bondi 2/16/2016 Dear Madam Attorney General, “You wouldn’t be such a tease if you were being properly f*****.”  This quote is from the Beautiful Bastard, a 2015 summer reading list recommended for Collier, Lee and Marion County Public School children, beginning with 6th graders. Because the school districts select summer reading material from the same list,…

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Florida Legislature: Summary of k-12 Education Bills in 2016

Below are the “education bill assessments” for 2016 in the Florida Legislature as of 2.15.2016. It includes our FLCA recommendations and also positions by the Florida Coalition of School Board Members and Americans for Prosperity for your consideration. Here are the links for Phone numbers for the Senate and the House. Florida Citizens Alliance (FLCA) strongly supported Hays SB1018/Pilon HB899….

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(2016) Project Veritas- 4 undercover videos of National Textbook publishers

It’s never about the children! Project Veritas documents with these 4 videos the power hungry and greedy motivations of Pearson, PLC execs and other publishers proving, once again, “it is always about the money!” Watch and share with all your friends and parents and grandparents with children in public schools.  

Foundation For Economic Education:Homeschooling, Socialization, and the New Groupthink by B.K. Marcus

Homeschooling, Socialization, and the New Groupthink The Not-So-Hidden Agenda of Public Education by B.K. Marcus Homeschooled students are, in fact, more socially resilient and flexible than their conventionally schooled peers — but what if the “socialization” question is code for a very different agenda? “But what about socialization?” We who educate our children outside the school system confront an exhausting…

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Sheriff Palmer in Oregon declares he is a Constitutional Sherif- will yours?

Not sure why Sheriff Palmer sent this to VP Biden? He should have sent it to President Obama and every US congressman. That said, declaring he will stand up to protect his citizens from an overreaching federal government is huge. Here in  Florida, Florida Citizens Alliance has  worked tirelessly for the past 3 years to get Florida Legislators to do…

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Florida Citizens Alliance Assessment/Position for the 2016 Gaetz Student Assessment Bill, SB 1360.

January 22, 2016 Florida Citizens Alliance Assessment/Position for the Gaetz Student Assessment Bill, SB 1360. We do not support this bill for the following major reasons: The bill provides for alternative Assessments for Districts and Parents to use a concordant alternative computer based test to FSA. A) It still leaves FSA in play which is a disaster on every front….

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Attorney Doug Lewis’ Open Letter to Florida Legislators: Are you connecting the dots?

“If we want to retain our freedom and prosperity, then we must educate our children that the purpose of government is to secure liberty, not provide free lunches.”

Op Ed: Vital K-12 Education legislation Sidelined by Rep O’Toole and Sen. Legg

Legislative session is about to wrap up, yet vital education legislation has been sidelined by Education Committee Chairs Senator Legg and Representative O’Toole. Here is a quick recap: In July Gov Scott signed into law (FS. 1006.283) the K-12 Curriculum Bill sponsored by Senator Hays(SB 864).  Its purpose was to assign each school board the constitutional responsibility to select and…

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Feb 2, 2016: A Open Letter to Senator Legg and Representative O’Toole from Janet McDonald, Flagler School Board

Feb 2, 2016: A Open Letter to Senator Legg and Representative O’Toole from Janet McDonald, Flagler School Board With a record number of cosponsors for SB 1018 and HB899 and a 5 year chorus from parents, teachers, community members and students requesting local decision making to correct inappropriate materials and pedagogy that is embedded in the common core/Florida Standards curriculum/materials/testing…

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Florida Rep. Marlene O’Toole and Senator John Legg kill Instructional Materials Bill

For Immediate Release, Feb.1, 2016                                                                                           Florida Rep. Marlene O’Toole and Senator John Legg, despite overwhelming support of 21 sponsors and co-sponsors in the legislature and the Florida Coalition of School Board Members, have decided unilaterally to kill Instructional Materials bills SB1018/HB899 without even holding a single hearing. They are abusing their power and bowing to the pressure of publishers and…

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(2016) Project Veritas undercover videos of national textbook publishers

                                      Have you see the Project Veritas undercover videos of national textbook publishers. This is the same group that did the Planned Parenthood videos.   This video makes it very clear why school boards need to require indemnification/warranty from the publishers for all purchased textbooks and materials. Today, IT is about the money, not the children and instructional materials publishers, should…

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(2016) PROJECT VERITAS EXPOSES $1.3 BILLION BID-RIGGING SCANDAL INVOLVING Pearson,PLC

PROJECT VERITAS EXPOSES $1.3 BILLION BID-RIGGING SCANDAL Video.   Editorial Comment: This is the 4th in a series of Project Veritas  videos regarding corruption with the National Textbook companies and Common Core.  Pearson, PLC has been buying up its competitors and is now the “Big Dog” controlling over 80% of all Textbook and on-line k-12 instructional materials in the US….

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2016 Support HJR 767/SJR942

HJR 767/SJR942 is a joint resolution by Rep Mayfield/Sen Garcia to make FL Commissioner of Education an elected position. Here is a Resolution you can use with your local grassroots groups to support this. Once completed send it to Terry Ann Paulo TerryAnn.Paulo@myfloridahouse.gov This Resolution is made by the (Name of Organization) in support of the enactment of House Joint…

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(2016) Do our Children and their future matter? We think so!

Project Veritas undercover videos of national textbook publishers. This is the same group that did the Planned Parenthood videos.   This video makes it very clear why school boards need to require indemnification/warranty from the publishers for all purchased textbooks and materials. Today, IT is about the money, not the children and instructional materials publishers, should be required to produce  quality, factual…

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First Project Veritas Common Core video of Houghton, Mifflin, Hargrove exec, “I hate kids”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8tZGl1SVs0

(2016) Brevard County textbook review as of 1.22.2016

Brevard County textbook review as of 1.22.2016 using the list provided from multiple counties 12.27.2015   goo.gl/Tmhj0i

A Florida bill to be entitled Second Amendment Preservation-12 states have already done this

  A Florida bill to be entitled Second Amendment Preservation Editorial Comment: This bill was put into both the House and Senate bill drafting, but we could not get legislators in either House to to stand up and use all of the US Constitution to protect your God-given right to protect you and your family from federal overreach! Bill Summary:…

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(2016) Who is Dr. James Milgram?

Who is Dr. James Milgram?   Bio In 1992, California implemented new Math standards authored by a man named Phil Daro.  Four years later, California had dropped from the middle of the pack to 49th in the country.   So, the California State Board of Education requested Dr. James Milgram, Professor Emeritus of Stanford University, along with 3 of his colleagues, to…

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(2016) Lake County review of Objectionable Instructional Materials

Lake County report  

(2016) Marion County Text Book validation of objectionable materials found in other school districts

Marion County Text Book validation of materials found in other school districts This confirms ” at least some” of books with objectionable obscene material found in Collier, Brevard and Volusia Counties are in Marion Novels in Question: Our school libraries have the following titles: Angela’s Ashes The Women of Brewster Place The Awakening Clockwork Orange The Bluest Eye Beloved The Truth…

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(2016) Taxpayer and grandparent letter to Lee County School Board- Math Standards in FL

Dear Superintendent and School Board,   As you know, I’ve been working with state and national experts on standards.  Here is an excellent short summary of the reasons we support other, more effective math standards by Deirdre Clemons which I am passing along for your review.  It would be important to plan workshops on adopting higher standards soon: In 1992,…

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(2016) “19th Century Reforms: Crash course US History #15” by John Green

www.youtube.com/watch?v=t62fUZJvjOs&sns=em   This video was shown in a Collier 7th grade History class  ( need month) and is titled: “19th Century Reforms: Crash course US History #15” by John Green. It was sourced from an on -line lesson plan provider. John Green begins the video with an enthusiastic   “Today, we get to talk about sex. I promise there will be…

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Common Core Train Wreck

With FLCA URL (click to access full-size image): “Common Core is much more than just standards”.  It is a train wreck made up of these 4 parts: – The “engine” is the next iteration of Race to the Top and No Child Left behind on steroids. The standards treat every child as just a cog in the machine. These standards…

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(2016) Examples of What 6th Graders are reading in Collier County

Examples of What 6th Graders are reading in Collier County   1) There was a 7 page article/assignment on ‘Harry Potter vs. Twilight” in which 3 of the 7 pages concentrate on “Meeting the Actors” and discussing and comparing each movie and their respective box office revenues. One whole page was devoted to rewriting all the titles of the movies…

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Jeb Bush connected to Hillary for Common Core

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton are both strong advocates for Common Core, as is Bush’s Foundation for Educational Excellence.

(2016) Collier Textbook review by Greg Harper: World History Ancient Civilizations

Author: Holt DcDougal Publisher: Houghton Miffin Harcourt Title: World History Ancient Civilizations Year: 2013   Page Text-Quote Problem Issue 29 Dr. Donald Johanson discovered the fossil remains of Lucy a human ancestor. Factual Error or Half Truth Dr. Charles Oxnard completed one of the most sophisticated computer analyzes of australopithecine, “Lucy” fossils ever undertaken, and concluded that the australopithecines have…

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Governor Scott’s Actions support Common Core- dont buy the rhetoric

Despite his rhetoric, Governor Scott signed into law HB 7068 and refuses to use his power as Chief Executive to stop the abuses of Common Core and its indoctrinating Common Core Curriculum.

(2016) Imposing Islam in Your Public School in Six Easy Steps

Imposing Islam in Your Public School in Six Easy Steps ByPAMELA GELLER on May 9, 2010 Check out this “instruction sheet” to Muslims on how to Islamize their public schools. There is no separation of mosque and state — mosque is state in Islam. If this guide shows us anything, it’s what idiots they take us for. This is, of…

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(2016) Common Core Math by its designer(Zimba) and by Dr James Milgram (math stds. expert)

Common Core math does not prepare a student for STEM colleges or Careers Jason Zimba interacts with Dr. Sandra Stotsky: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJZY4mh2rt8     Two videos with James Milgram talking about the effects of Common Core: The US is already ranked in the mid-twenties internally with the average student at an 8th grade level. In Florida, the FL DOE just released…

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Action Alert: It Only Took This Army Vet 3 Minutes To Destroy Obama’s Gun Control Plan

It Only Took This Army Vet 3 Minutes To Destroy Obama’s Gun Control Plan  Action: Call your Florida Legislators: Senate President Gardiner and Senate Chair Judiciary and tell them to stop sitting on SB 300 (Open Carry) and SB 68 (College Carry). Demand they allow the up or down vote in the Judiciary Committee. CALL starting tomorrow and every day…

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(2016) Political Indoctrination: Gorbachev responsible for bringing down the East Berlin Wall

Book: The Americans ; Reconstruction to the 21st Century by McDougal Littell   Portrays Gorbachev as taking all the initiative in bringing down the East Berlin Wall. No mention of the key roles Reagan and Pope John Paul II had in demanding the Wall be taken down. More Gorbachev

Oops! Study Shows Computer Use in School Doesn’t Help Test Scores

In the next Families and Education Levy for Seattle, hundreds of millions of dollars are being earmarked for tech upgrades and computers. Needless to say, this is mostly in anticipation of computer testing but it also sets the stage for the use of computers to teach lessons, replacing teachers with the “blended learning” approach that has become the rage with…

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Top 12 Concerns About Every Student Succeeds Act (S 1177 & HR 5)

Top 12 Concerns About Every Student Succeeds Act (S 1177 & HR 5) The information below is a collaboration between Mary Byrne, EdD of Missouri Coalition Against Common Core, Emmett McGroarty of American Principles Project, Jane Robbins of American Principles Project, Erin Tuttle of Hoosiers Against Common Core, Karen Effrem, MD of Education Liberty Watch and Florida Stop Common Core…

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(2015) Email Letter exchange over Math between Collier Parent and School Board Member – Roy Terry

Email Letter exchange between a Parent in Collier County and a Collier School Board Member, Roy Terry, who is in denial of the facts. In 1992, California implemented new Math standards authored by a man named Phil Daro.  Four years later, California had dropped from the middle of the pack to 49th in the country. So, the California State Board of…

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(2015) Religious Indoctrination in Florida School Districts: Citizens for National Security Report of 25 Florida Textbooks

Religious Indoctrination in Florida School Districts: Citizens for National Security Report of 25 Florida Textbooks Citizens for National Security, a nonprofit,501©(3) Public Charity, has created and extensive 101 page assessment of 25 Florida  K-12 textbooks that specifically outline “egregious errors, glaring omissions, questionable inclusions or political, ethical, cultural and other biases that clearly seek to foster an Islamic agenda” Their…

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(2015) Check these books for use FL Schools: Truth in Texas Textbooks

Below is a list/assessment of text books used in Texas. As you will note many are from Pearson, PLC and its subsidiaries ( Pearson now owns 80 + % of all Instructional Materials delivery in the US ( textbooks and on-line lesson plans). Pearson, PLC is a British company whose 3rd and 4th largest shareholders are Islamic based companies or…

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(2015) Political Indoctrination: Collier students encouraged to lobby with Leftist www.350.org

Your tax dollars at work! ??? See the attached photo from the AP Env. Science textbook.  It is an invitation for  all students taking the US AP Environmental Science class  in Collier County to “Lobby policymakers to take action to curb emissions. Doing this with a group like 350.org makes it fun.” Is such a call to environmental activism at…

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(2015) Parent letters: Requesting specific answers to documented Curriculum issues with APUSH

From: Douglas Lewis [mailto:douglasalewis@me.com] Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 4:51 PM To: Aune, Peggy (Margaret) Subject: Re: AP US History Course   Thank you for your e-mail today. However, kindly provide answers to the following questions given the widely-reported defects in the US AP curriculum:   As fifty-five (55) distinguished scholars (who published an open letter on June 2, 2015) are…

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2016 Resolution to support HJR 767 by Rep Debbie Mayfield and SJR 942 by Sen Garcia

Resolution to support HJR 767 by Rep Debbie Mayfield and SJR 942 by Sen Garcia Shannon DeGrocco Social Media and Outreach Coordinator Florida House of Representatives Office of Representative Debbie Mayfield, District 54 Office: (772) 778-5077 RESOLUTION This Resolution is made by the (Name of Organization) in support of the enactment of House Joint Resolution 767/Senate Joint Resolution 942 (referred…

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(2015) Publication: Florida Social Studies, 5th Grade Lee County

Publication: Florida Social Studies, 5th Grade Author: Multiple Authors, contributors and Consultants Publisher: McGraw Hill Education Reviewer: Kimberly Aufderheide Bio: Kimberly Aufderheide, BA Management and Organizational Development, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor MI; graduate of Walled Lake Western High School, Walled Lake MI. Married to Matt Aufderheide, mother and homeschooler of six children. Professional interests include educational philosophies, curriculum development, dyslexia research…

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(2015) Parent letter to Collier School Board with specific examples of failed methodologies

Parent letter to Collier School  Board with specific examples of failed methodologies and dramatic downward outcomes in Countries that are using Common Core Math Dear School Board,   As you are aware students, parents and teachers are not happy with your decision to adopt and now to continue with the failed investigations math curriculum and related instructional materials.  See, for…

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Examples of acceptable/proven k-12 standards and corresponding curriculum

Examples of acceptable/proven k-12 standards and corresponding curriculum There are numerous sources of acceptable k-12 standards and corresponding curriculum.  Examples include Hillsdale, Project Freedom  Education and Core knowledge, which are just some.  There are also many examples of home school parents who are doing a fantastic job educating their children by mixing and matching curriculum to the specific needs of…

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(2015) “Florida History: People and Nations”

“Florida History: People and Nations”  Collier County 6th grade History: These two pages teach the children that we descended from apes. This is stated as a fact not a theory. Nowhere in the material is a balanced discussion of the biblical explanation. floridacitizensalliance.com/liberty/init-res/scc-public-res/curriculum/book-material-revs/religious-indoctrination/evolution.pdf

(2015) Socialism vs Capitalism found in “US Government; Principles and Practice”

Socialism vs Capitalism found in “US Government; Principles and Practice”, published by Holt and McDougal This exercise stresses the Marx argued the working class was treated unfairly by capitalist system and that socialism best protects the workers’ rights. It goes on to state that the ‘inequalities of capitalism harm the great good and it is fair to provide everyone with…

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(2015) What is it to be an American? Collier 8th grade classroom exercise

What is it to be an American? Collier 8th grade classroom exercise. It highlights the statement that ‘anyone who wants to be an American already is.’ This is clearly a one world globalist bias. Here is the link to the 2 pages in the book floridacitizensalliance.com/liberty/init-res/scc-public-res/curriculum/book-material-revs/political-indoctrination/what-is-an-american.pdf   Here is the link to the video, min mark 1.58. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcyy1kJtwZo

(2015) “The Americans”: multiple authors, Holt and McDougal publishers

The Americans, multiple authors, Holt and McDougal publishers Every Chapter in this book features an American “of the day”. It is told thru the eyes of the featured American and emphasizes the many victims throughout the creation and early history of the US : the victims include women, blacks, Indians, Latinos, poor , etc.  This book highlights that the good…

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(2015) AP History Framework for Collier High Schools:

AP History Framework for Collier High Schools: 4 page that documents the AP Framework.  We have highlighted concerns and issues. One example is the section on Critical Thinking Skills:  It suggests an appropriate answer to an essay question about US Revolutionary war is ‘wasn’t really a revolutionary war because the elites of US (Washington and the Founders)  fought against the…

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(2015) Publication: Florida Social Studies, 3rd Grade- Lee County

Publication: Florida Social Studies, 3rd Grade Author: Multiple Authors, contributors and Consultants Publisher: McGraw Hill Education Reviewer: Kimberly Aufderheide   Bio: Kimberly Aufderheide, BA Management and Organizational Development, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor MI; graduate of Walled Lake Western High School, Walled Lake MI. Married to Matt Aufderheide, mother and homeschooler of six children. Professional interests include educational philosophies, curriculum…

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(2015) “Florida Collections” High school textbook: this is a sample of req’d reading in AP English found in Collier County.

Video by Deirdre Clemons, educator and mother of 10 www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnLoK9St4XQ Florida Collections– by Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt Published-2013. Below is just a sample of req’d reading in AP English found in Collier County in this book. This collection is full of many, many stories teaching our children they are victims; stories of marital infidelity, promiscuity, masturbation; last thoughts as bullet enters…

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(2015) Pornography: Recommended Summer Reading list for 11 yr. olds and up in Collier PS

Author: Jennifer Mathieu   Author: Roaring Book Press-2014 About the book”: Winner of the Children’s Choice Book Awards’ Teen Choice Debut Author AwardEveryone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask “anybody.” Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a…

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(2015) Florida Social Studies 4th grade,Year: 2013 by Chris Quackenbush

Review Template Author:    Banks, Colleary, Greenow, Parker Publisher:  McGraw Hill Publication Title: ___Florida Social Studies  4th grade         Year:  2013_____ Reviewer: Chris Quackenbush Problem: Bias (B), Omission of Fact (OF), Half-Truth (HT), Factual Error (FE) Conclusions: Social studies is defined by the National Council for Social Studies as “the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic…

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(2015) NEAP reports only 26% of FL students proficient in Math

Parent letter regarding Florida National Assessment of Educational Progress show that only 26 percent of eight graders scored at the proficient or advanced levels in math Dear School Board, As you know, under Florida law you are responsible for the adoption and approval of the District’s math curriculum and instructional materials.   You should also know that  math scores for Florida’s eighth…

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(2015) Political Indoctrination: Public School Students at Barron Collier assignment

Public school students at Barron Collier HS students were given the assignment as documented in the provided picture. “Disruption: A Call to Act on Climate Change” is an improper and unbalanced propaganda video supporting activist causes like a march for climate change (www.peoplesclimate.org is organizing for future marches and events of civil disobedience).   The video attacks the Keystone XL…

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(2015) APUSH Design issues: Larry Kreiger’s reply to David Coleman

These are detailed letters by Larry Kreiger as REPLY TO MR. COLEMAN’S LETTER   One week ago we published an Open Letter to Mr. Coleman. The letter called on him to address the flaws in the redesigned AP U.S. History Framework and Exam.  opposenewapstandards.us Common-Core-AP-US-Hist-letter-by-Kreiger (3).doc Common-Core-APUSH-letter-and-resources-Larry-Krieger-and-Jane-Robbins.docx

(2015) Modern World History, 9th grade Teacher Edition Year: 2013 by KOF

Review Template   Author: __Holt McDougal______________________            Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing______________________ Publication Title: Modern World History, 9th grade Teacher Edition Year:  _2013____ Reviewer: __Keith Flaugh_– Collier County___________________ Problem: Bias (B), Omission of Fact (OF), Half-Truth (HT), Factual Error (FE)     Page #/Line # Quote/themes Problem Fact & Source 1. First 105 pages Describes the correlation of FL Next Generation…

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When will your name show up on “THE LIST”?

“No Fly” List” sounds harmless enough but as with all the other government edicts and unconstitutional overreach…. this should concern all of us. Here’s why .. 1) There are unspecified reasons why someone’s name is added to “The List.” In fact, the criterion for determining who is added to the list is totally secret.  Not even Congress knows what it is….

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Press Release: Florida Senator Alan Hays and Representative Ray Pilon file companion K-12 Curriculum bills:

Florida Citizens Alliance (FLCA) has been working on both a comprehensive bill to restore local K-12 education control and a focused curriculum bill to fix the loopholes in SB 864, passed in 2014 as FS 1006.283. We are very pleased to report that Senator Alan Hays and Representative Ray Pilon are championing companion bills to fix FS 1006.283 and its loopholes:  SB…

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2016 Talking points for urging Co-sponsor for Instructional Materials SB 1018 and companion HB899

Here are the talking points for urging your local State House Rep and State Senator to co-sponsor these very important companion bills. Call today to set up a meeting or,as backup, do a conference call. floridacitizensalliance.com/liberty/wp-content/uploads/Talking-points-for-urging-Cosponsor-support-for-SB1018.pdf

(2015) The Religious and Political Indoctrination of our Children- a must watch video

This is an excellent must watch 10 minute video for every parent and grandparent. The Religious and Political indoctrination of our children by Pearson, PLC- a British Company that now controls and delivers over 80% of all k-12 instructional materials in the US.

Sen Gaetz Letter to Volusia County School Board

Sen Gaetz  makes some interesting points in this letter to Volusia County School Board. While I believe his leadership at the state level has been disastrous and his focus on proprietary school grading even worse, He does have some interesting ideas and perspectives about the local power a School Board currently has.  I don’t think he fully understands ( or…

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(2015) “Out of Many”, an AP US History textbook Review by Lee County

Here’s a textbook review Chris Quackenbush just completed on Out of Many, an AP US History textbook in use in Lee County. Since most of the school districts buy off the same lists and most of these materials are now produced by Pearson, PLC the odds are very high this book is in your schools. In Addition, Here is a…

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Florida Board of Education

The Florida Board of Education also known as the State Board of Education (SBE) is a committee composed of members appointed by the Florida Governor to guide and direct public K-12 & Community College education in Florida. Contents 1History 2Mission 3Members 4Meetings 5References 6External links     en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Board_of_Education

Some Governance background for Education in FLorida

THE GOVERNANCE DIVIDE The Case Study for Florida www.highereducation.org/reports/governance_divide/FL/FL_case_study.pdf

Florida Standards Alternative Assessments

All Florida students participate in the state’s assessment and accountability system. The Florida Standards Alternate Assessment is designed for students whose participation in the general statewide assessment (FSA, FCAT, FCAT 2.0 and End-of-Course Exams) is not appropriate, even with accommodations. The Florida Standards Alternate Assessment measures student academic performance on the Access Points (FS-AP) in Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science….

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(2015) Brevard County Watch Dog Committee: status Nov 2015

Do you know what your children are reading? Brevard County Watch Dog Committee: status Nov 2015 Hi all, Age inappropriate reading material in our Brevard County Schools, at all levels is a real problem. We are addressing this at the HS level. The process for addressing parent’s grievances, as well as the process that “chooses” the books the students will…

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(2015) Ingenious- Dad shows why Common Core Math is Wrong

Only the Government can decide that thousands of years of math methodologies are inadequate,   Really? thefederalist.com/2015/09/21/frustrated-dad-shows-why-common-core-math-is-awful/

Expanding the Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts (PLSA) to all students

Today PSLA accounts are only available to 1800 students with very specific disabilities. Senate President Andy Gardener and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli have committed to expand the program in 2016 legislative cycle.  This program should be made available to every student in Florida! Policy Brief by James Madison Institute    

Florida SAT Scores 1995-2013

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Note From Sandra Stotsky

Sandra Stotsky is a well-recognized National ELA Standards expert. She was the architect of the Mass. Miracle. floridacitizensalliance.com/liberty/init-res/scc-public-res/experts/Note-From-Sandra-Stotsky.pdf

9/24/2015 Volusia School Board Requests More Local Control Over Education

9/24/2015  Volusia School Board Requests More Local Control Over Education On Tuesday the Volusia County School Board members unanimously approved a proposed state legislation request titled the “District School Board Educational Innovation and Home Rule Powers Act.” The purpose of the legislation is to extend the same flexibility granted to all charter schools to district school boards. Florida school districts…

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Charts used for Presentations to Legislators

Link to PPT Presentation

How to run a candidate forum for School Board Primaries

Key Principles: Best if sponsored by non-partisan group (I.E. Local citizen education action, alliance , or coalition- think of a catchy, non-partisan inspirational name (as an example, Collier came up with “Parents ROCK”) Start building the relationships as soon as possible (Grassroots leaders, veterans, church leaders, representative from REC,DEC, LEC- cast a wide net. We must find ways to work…

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“How to” Suggestions for creating and managing a Curriculum Education Watchdog Committee in your county

Start with a small group of like-minded parents, grandparents and interested taxpayers. The effort is best if it is non-partisan, but suggest you try to include several parents with mix of middle and high school students, one homeschool parent, a business person, and at least one clergy/ church elder. Agree on your scope ( I.E. Intent should be to focus…

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Assessment of SB 864: Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education

This Act was signed into law July 2014 relating to instructional materials for k-12. This law has some good features and one trap door, repeated several times. We urge you to use the good features and don’t throw the baby out with bath water. The single bad feature which occurs multiple times in this act is the requirement that School…

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CS/SB 864: Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education

Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education; Providing that the district school board has the constitutional duty and responsibility to select and provide adequate instructional materials for all students; providing requirements for a district instructional materials program and district school board rules relating thereto; deleting provisions regarding the adoption of certain instructional materials for mathematics; providing that the act does not…

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Materials Review Template

This template will help organize your review/feedback related to reviews of text books and other materials.

1003.42 – Required instruction

1003.42 Required instruction.— (1) Each district school board shall provide all courses required for middle grades promotion, high school graduation, and appropriate instruction designed to ensure that students meet State Board of Education adopted standards in the following subject areas: reading and other language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign languages, health and physical education, and the arts. The state board must…

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Statute 1003-42 Assessment: Founding Principles and Values

1003.42 Assessment This statute has some really excellent and useful requirements for k-12 instruction in Florida Schools. Pay particular attention to Sections 2a-f requiring that our schools teach our founding principles and values: (a) The history and content of the Declaration of Independence, including national sovereignty, natural law, self-evident truth, equality of all persons, limited government, popular sovereignty, and inalienable rights…

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847.011 Prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscene, lewd, etc., materials

847.011 Prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscene, lewd, etc., materials; penalty.— (1)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (c), any person who knowingly sells, lends, gives away, distributes, transmits, shows, or transmutes, or offers to sell, lend, give away, distribute, transmit, show, or transmute, or has in his or her possession, custody, or control with intent to sell, lend, give away,…

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School Board Candidate and Voter Questionnaire

We have created a candidate and voter questionnaire whose primary purpose is to encourage voters and candidates to knowledgeably address quality improvements to the education of our most precious resource – our children! As a voter, please complete the questionnaire, answering each question under the “You” column as you would LIKE to see each candidate answer. This will get you…

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Constitutional Questionnaire for School Board Candidates

Questionnaire: Please share your understanding of the US Constitution. Does the Federal or State government have the “right” or the “authority” to take away your individual rights? YES or NO.   Explain. Where do your individual rights come from? Does your Oath of Office pertain only to School Board issues? Explain. Do you support a new Florida law that requires every…

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2015-2016 Grass Roots Successes

This is a summary of successes achieved in legislative cycle for 2015/2016. The hill is very steep to get legislators to act boldly to save our children’s future. We can only do this by you and others like you telling them enough is enough and holding them accountable. YOU can help two ways: 1) Urge your friends and neighbors to join…

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Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush and his Foundation for Excellence in Education are one of the driving forces in Common Core— unfortunately is is always about the money. It is long past time to start putting our kids first!

Bill Gates

Bill Gates has donated over $6 Billion dollars to develop and roll-out Common Core. Hi even wrote a check for $200 million to the United Nations for expanding Common Core on a global scale.

How to opt out of High stakes tests

These may be some helpful and informative documents if are are considering Opting your child out of Florida’s FSA High Stakes Test.   As you consider the alternatives, we urge you to assess several facts: The FSA has never been validated. The Florida Legislature commissioned a “Bogus Validation Study” in the summer of 2015. Here is a press release and link…

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Marin Luther King Quote: unjust laws.

Use this fun Jpeg to blast your message

FLCA Positive marketing logo

This is our positive marketing logo that focuses on putting Children first and not treating them as guinea pigs .

Process used to set the Action Template

2015 Results: Road Trip Roundup from our Statewide Next Steps Workshops (9 regions across Florida ) The FLCA leadership hosted 9 workshops across FL in 2015 to solidify and focus our K-12 education action plan. This link summarizes process we used and  this link is a one page summary of our continuing Goal and action template.

Florida Dollars wasted for High Stakes Testing

This is important documentation of the $$ Florida and  Gov Scott spent with the Pearson, PLC  engagement and disengagement from PARRC. You may recall that Pearson is the owner of one of two national consortiums supported by the US Department of Education to develop and provide high stakes tests to all States that signed on to Common Core. With his…

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Resources > Common Core > What Is Common Core > Words of Gates, Coleman and Zumba

These are the actual words of the authors and money man Bill Gates who created Common Core.

Resources > Common Core > What Is Common Core > SCC Short Presentation

This is an abbreviated power point presentation that you can use to help parents, friends and family begin to understand the whole Common Core system. It is standards, curriculum, High Stakes testing and student data profiling.

Resources > Common Core > What Is Common Core > Pesta Case Against Common Core

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Resources > Common Core > School Alternatives

Below are some useful resources , if you are considering alternative edcuation programs for your children.

Resources > Common Core > Reading List

Recommended Reading list–If you have other books related to these general themes you would like to see added to the list, contact info@floridacitizensalliance.com.

Resources > Common Core > Proposed Bills and Templates > Historical Perspective

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Resources > Common Core > Profiling and Data Mining

These PDF’s include links to articles about student profiling and data mining that are worth reading as background information.

Resources > Common Core > Pastoral Outreach

Watch these two pastors and then ask yourself where your pastor is !

Resources > Common Core > Media > Press Release Examples

Here are several examples of Press Releases. We have you something worth while to say to the public use a press release and follow it up with on-air interviews when possible. Also reach out to your local radio shows and build a relationship. Try to get a weekly or frequent invite to be a guest interviewee.

Resources > Common Core > Media > Media Lists

This is a PDF version of our media List. We are constantly updating it and can provide it as a XLS document that is much more user friendly . Send your request to info@floridacitizensalliance.com

Resources > Common Core > Marketing > Samples – Templates – LTEs and Resolutions

These are examples of Petitions that you may find useful to help your local team and FLCA grow our database.

Promotional Marketing Materials

Here are a few marketing materials we can order. In addition, we can order yard signs if needed.

Resources > Common Core > Laws and Statutes > Additional Materials

This post contains links to Florida’s federal education grants US Congressional ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act) and other state statutes and articles.

Resources > Common Core > How To > Additional Tools

Here are some tools that you may find useful assessing your current school board members. You will also have the opportunity to meet Deirdre

Resources > Common Core > High Stakes Testing > Social Media Images

These are some useful images you can use with social media posts to your network. We urge you to NEVER do a post without a picture! With a little internet serching you can always find other useful images to use.

Resources > Common Core > High Stakes Testing > Psych Effect On Kids

These are all relevant articles and research regarding the psychological effects of high stakes testing on children.

Resources > Common Core > High Stakes Testing > Florida Standard Assessment

The Florida Standards Assessment is an un-validated (despite Florida’s Bogus after the fact attempt) high stakes test provided by Smarter Balance/American Institute for Research. Read their “about” page . They are a behavioral sciences company- not an education company!

Resources > Common Core > High Stakes Testing > Florida ACT

The ACT is a nationally-normed test taken by many students in all states. SO unlike our proprietary FSA here in Florida, the results do compare the education and learning skills of our children to those in other States. In the past 20 years 91994-2014) Florida Students have dropped from 34th to 47th of the 50 states despite spending tens of billions of dollars each year. This is a disaster on every front that our state legislators, FL DOE and school districts are hiding from the public. Check out the facts for yourself.

Florida Bogus FSA Validity study with supporting documentation

This posting contains supporting documents for the attempt by the Florida Legislature to cover its tracks and legal exposure for subjecting 2.7 million Florida Students to the high stakes FSA/AIR tests given in 2015. The tests where purchased from AIR ( American Institute for Research) for $230+ million Dollars.

Resources > Common Core > High Stakes Testing

Here are additional details supporting FLCA’s Assessment of the FSA Validation.

2014-15 Federal grants to Florida: descriptions and Budget dollars

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Resources > Common Core > Experts > Websites And Leaders In Stop Common Core Movement

Here are some terrific links to websites and leaders in the “Stop Common Core” movement, including both national and local Florida experts.

Resources > Common Core > Experts > Hillsdale Online Courses

Hillsdale College Course Catalog. Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 by men and women who proclaimed themselves “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings resulting from the prevalence of civil and religious liberty and intelligent piety in the land,” and who believed that “the diffusion of sound learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings.”

Resources > Common Core > Experts > Activist Training

Here are 4 great resources you can use to improve your groups confidence and skill as political activists.

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Resources > Common Core > District Tools > FL County High School Grades 2014-2015

These county reports for 2014-15 are essential to convincing your local legislators there is a disastrous problem with our school system. Each chart demonstrates the huge gap between our failing FL School Districts and the top 20 high schools in FL and the MA top 20 …. best in the nation.

Resources > Common Core > District Tools > Accountability Actions and Examples

It Is always about accountability. The challenge is to get enough grassroots support to gain the elected official’s (or Candidate’s) respect that your grassroots efforts can effect their re-election. This is never easy, but here are some themes you can use to be more effective.

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Resources > Common Core > Communication > Past MailChimps

In this category, you can find the archive of all recent mailings and petitions to our State legislators and other elected officials ( I.E. School Board, Governor, etc. as appropriate )

Press Release: Executive Summary of the Bogus FSA Validation Study

  This is an Executive Summary and detailed assessment of the “after the fact” attempt by the Legislature to validate Florida Standards Assessment tests. This is very comprehensive and clearly shows that the FSA validation study was completely bogus!  

Take ownership of your children’s Future… Opt Out!

OPT OUT can meaning opting out of high stakes testing or opting out of government indoctrination. You decide but don’t opt-in to the destruction of your child’s future! We encourage every Parent/Grandparent/Guardian who is paying attention to home school or work with other parents to create a Coop/Umbrella school. Alert: many of the Private and Christian Schools have been co-opted…

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