by Lynne Taylor, Freedom OutPost:
Anti Fed Ed Warriors, thanks for hanging in with me during this tough series. As hard as it is for you to read, it’s been even tougher choosing to share the evidence and truth. It’s not for fame or glory, though.
As I’ve stated repeatedly throughout this Prudence series, it’s about our kids. It’s about our freedoms being preserved. It’s about being sick of being lied to about how caring these politicians are where our education is concerned.
Well, we’ve made it through the Senate candidates (Part One), the Representatives and former administration leaders (Part Two), we’ve reviewed President Trump/VP Pence’s actions (Part Three). Today’s (Part Four) will take on the state level and local level politicians. Tomorrow’s (Part Five) will round out the 2020 Presidential candidates with the private citizens and general election information we all need to know.
Those Who’ve Declared Running: Former Gov. John Hickenlooper (CO), Gov. Jay Inslee (WA), Former Gov. William Weld (MA), Mayor Wayne Messam (FL), Mayor Pete Buttigieg (IN), Former Mayor/Obama’s Sec. for HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Julian Castro (TX)
Those Who May Run: Former Gov. Steve Bullock (CO); Gov. Larry Hogan (MD); Former Gov. John Kasich (OH); Former GA Representative Stacey Abrams; NYC Mayor, Bill deBlasio; and, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Before I share the chart concerning these people’s views on education, let me remind you of the image I shared about them from Part One’s Prudence Files:
Here’s the short version of their education stances:
For More Information:
Here’s information about Hickenlooper from “On the Issues”. As Denver’s mayor, he expanded early childhood education and increases CTE (Career Tech Ed), as CO’s Governor, skill-based apprenticeships, and P3s (Public-private partnerships) between businesses and schools are the only way to improve the economy.
Weld’s stance can be heard from his own lips: he’s a fan of high stakes assessments; wants ‘school choice’, to close US Dept. of Ed, to have skill based workforce education, and to have the federal government take student debt. Now, the irony of this is Weld stands staunchly on the importance of honoring the law. HOW can you support education reform that is illegally based? Sure, close the US Dept. of Ed AFTERyou repeal ESSA!
Messam’s campaign would have the US government forgive ALL student debt (in the trillions), assume that debt and thus, kick-start the national economy. Green schools filled with STEM, P3s, as far as economics/jobs? Career paths. His website can be found here.
Castro’s design is to make education an issue in the election. As President, he’d have Universal Pre-K for all, free tuition for public colleges, have Medicaid for All (remember Medicaid funds are part of ESSA mandates), and likely raise taxes to pay for it all. One other tidbit, he’s got a brother in Congress (House). Joaquin Castro is the co-founding member of the PreK Congressional Caucus. His attempt for PreK for USA Act sought to totally bypass the State level of government to gain access to federal dollars for universal PreK. In 2019 even without the passage of (brother) Castro’s bill, PreK Development Block Grants under ESSA are directly related.
Buttigieg’s overreaches include school vouchers (willingness to allow ‘new things’ to be tried in education, as well) and climate change/Green New Deal (already in education), according to the On the Issues website. According to Elle Magazine’s article, Buttigieg wants to include Big Unions in labor for the economy’s sake. From McKinsey, Buttigieg (as mayor) supported government Big Data (think about how disastrous Big Data/Tech is in education). Where would he most use Big Data? Jobs and economic development! One of Buttigieg’s‘best buddies’? Mr. Facebook himself, Mark Zuckerberg (CNN) As we know, Warriors, Facebook is a huge CCSS Machine member group!
If these items weren’t bad enough, some of my fellow Anti Fed Ed Warriors have shared some other very disturbing education related ties to Buttigieg:
- To see the OECD’s document on global lifelong learning cities, visit here.
- To learn about Drucker’s Social architect concepts, go here.
- To see the IMS (International Gamsci Society) and Buttigieg’s father, that’s here.
- Visit Google for their information from above (be sure to find Mayor Pete’s picture with the children).