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A YouTube video of a Duncanville High School student giving his history teacher a lesson has gone viral, and has his district talking. "If you would just get up and teach us instead of handing 'em a packet yo, there's kids in here that don't learn like that ... they need to learn face-to-face," said student Jeff Bliss on the 84-second video clip recorded by a classmate. "You want kids to come to class? You want them to get excited? You gotta come in here, you gotta make 'em excited, to change him and make him better, you gotta touch his freakin' heart. You can't expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell him."
The State Department hijacked the truth for political purposes by scrubbing the talking points for mentions of terror ties to extremists to the Benghazi attacks, Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga tells Newsmax.
The federal government is planning to spend another 16 billion dollars to implement programs that are basically the same as those paid for during the 1950s. Many legislators, parents, and taxpayers have been given the false impression that Common Core State Standards and the International Baccalaureate programs will reform and improve education. However, these two newest educational policies are an extension of old policies that created weaknesses in the American educational system and destroyed its international reputation for excellence.
During the 1950s, educational expert Benjamin S. Bloom claimed in his Handbook I: Cognitive Domain that educators are to influence “the ways in which individuals are to act, think, or feel.” Bloom’s Handbooks explain that the goal of education is to control “much of the individual’s behavior” and to integrate “beliefs, ideas, and attitudes into a total philosophy or world view.” Academics became secondary.
In the 1960s, B.F. Skinner incorporated operant conditioning methods with the Bloom taxonomy and tried to involve these philosophies in all phases of education. When the program (behavior modification) was rejected by teachers and parents, progressives simply changed the name to Behavioral Objectives and increased an emphasis on altering the social and political values of American students. International Baccalaureate and Common Core State Standards also share an international mission and standards.
During the early 1970s, California Assemblyman Robert H. Burke noted that the innovations in education lowered standards for high school graduation to those previously required for eighth grade because much time had been spent “educating the whole child.” Those innovations and the “Taxonomy of Educational Objectives” were identified as the culprits undermining academic progress for our children because they changed the focus from academics to emotional pabulum.
How do the educational standards shaped by Bloom in 1956 compare to Common Core State Standards?
According to experts in English and math, the skills as presented in the Common Core curricula are “soft”. What was required by a math program for students in third grade is now delayed until fourth grade! Another lowering of academic standards so schools have more time to focus upon encouraging American students to exchange their Constitution and national sovereignty for membership in a world community.
A Continuum of International Education written by the International Baccalaureate Organization describes their educational goals. Like Bloom and Skinner, CCSS and IB focus on changing the social and political views of students while academics have become secondary.
This IBO document explains that world citizenship needs to begin early through development of an understanding of the nature and value of one’s own culture to create a more compassionate population. Bloom’s goal of developing a “world view” is being aggressively implemented through CCSS and IB to prepare students for social and political change determined by federal standards.
By demanding that those federal dollars spent on education be reallocated to the state, by requiring a return to state autonomy, and by insisting that local control of schools be reinstated, the states would be able to shape the curriculum to meet the academic needs of their students. Taxpayers must commit time and energy to establishing real educational reform.
Handbook I: Cognitive Domain by Benjamin S. Bloom
Handbook II: Affective Domain by Benjamin S. Bloom
B.F. Skinner: The Man and His Ideas by Richard I. Evans, 1968
blogs.edweek.org/…/Controlling-Education-From-the-Top%5B1%5D.pdf • PDF file
www.ibo.org/myp/documents/continuum.pdf • PDF file
There are hundreds of text books that pose the problems identified in the article. Some used in Wisconsin include but are not limited to:
U.S. History A- Units 1 through 5 by National PASS Center, 2003, distributed by Wisconsin PASS Cooperative Education Service Agency #8
Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You by Glencoe McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc, 2010
Mapping Wisconsin History from the Teacher’s Guide ISBN: 978-0-07020-508-8
American Pageant by David M. Kennedy,
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dismissed criticism of his GOP bona fides with characteristic bluntness, saying he is a “damn good Republican.”
In an interview on NBC’s “Rock Center,” the governor — whose revelation that he underwent weight-loss surgery has re-ignited speculation about a 2016 presidential bid — was asked how he would “survive a primary process on the current set-up of the Republican Party.”
“Listen, I think very well,” Christie answered in the interview, set to air Friday. “I’ll worry about the presidency if and when I ever decide to run for it. But if you’re saying to me, ‘How do I feel as a Republican?’ I’m a damn good Republican and a good conservative Republican who believes in things that I believe in.”
He added, “But that does not mean that I would ever put party before my state or party before my country.”
Christie endured attacks from some conservatives after he hailed President Barack Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy in the weeks leading up to the November election.
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The Obama administration's reaction to the Benghazi attack last September was guided solely by politics, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan charged Friday.
Knowing what is coming in this less-than-one-minute video makes the seconds leading up to the paratrooper’s accidental chute deployment, which then sucks him out of a plane, pretty tense.
MSN out of New Zealand reported that the jumpmaster was crouched down on what is thought to be a C-130 Hercules, looking for a drop zone. This is when his rip cord for his reserve parachute deployed sucking the U.S. soldier from the plane.
A representative from the 5th Special Forces Group told MSN the paratrooper landed 50 km away from the preferred landing site and was not injured.
Th representative also said the video was recent but couldn’t confirm from exactly when.
Watch the footage and see if you don’t get a bit anxious knowing he’s about to be sucked from the plane:
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Tesla Motors is on a roll. The maker of high-end electric cars posted its first-ever quarterly profit, received Consumer Reports' best-ever score, and now sees its stock price soaring. The magazine gave the Tesla Model S a near perfect score -- 99 out of 100 -- and called it "what Marty McFly might have brought back in place of his DeLorean in Back to the Future." Tesla posted a quarterly profit of $11.2 million, reversing the loss from a year ago, and revenue soared to $562 million from $30 million.
First Lady Michelle Obama's office Thursday entered the debate over the growing military sexual assaults scandal now plaguing the Pentagon by joining in a meeting with sixteen members of Congress at the White House.
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The Wall Street Journal supports Virginia GOP Rep. Frank Wolf's push to force the creation of a bipartisan, congressional select committee to investigate the Benghazi saga.
Geraldo Rivera said Friday that his sources tell him the U.S. was involved in a secret mission in Libya to arm the Syrian rebels, which was the reason for the initial secrecy about the attack in Benghazi.
Rivera said on “Fox & Friends” that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have been briefed by then-CIA Director David Petraeus “to suggest that there was a secret mission going on there, that we can’t go there, we can’t talk about it.”
“I believe, and my sources tell me, they were there to round up those shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, they were going to hand those missiles over to the Turks and the Turks were going to give them to the rebels in Syria,” Rivera said. “It was like Iran-Contra, I think it merits gigantic investigation, it will all become clear.”
ABC News reported Thursday that the Republican National Committee actually created a Benghazi attack ad, but shelved it after objections from the Romney campaign.
Glenn Beck in October was one of the first to raise the theory that the U.S. could have been running weapons to Syrian rebels, which he said would be “Fast and Furious times 1,000.”
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The White House and the Internal Revenue Service have apologized for the extra scrutiny of conservative political groups by the IRS during the 2012 presidential election, but "their apology is not accepted," one tea party leader said Friday.
Pope Francis stood shoulder-to-shoulder Friday with the embattled Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church when he became only the second Pope to receive the Egyptian church's leader at the Vatican in more than 1500 years.
Republican lawmakers are stepping up the pressure on House Speaker John Boehner to create a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack in Libya following testimony Wednesday that appeared to contradict some administration claims about what happened.
Released 2007 NSA Document Shows How Cyber Spies Are Trained to Find Information ‘Not Intended for Public Distribution’
Much of the National Security Agency is under a shroud of secrecy, but a recently released document is giving us some insight into how its cyber spies were trained to use search engines and other online tools.
The more than 600-page document — Untangling the Web: A Guide to Internet Research — was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request made through MuckRock, according to Wired. It should be noted that the guide is from several years ago, and much of the Internet, search engines and online security have continued to evolve since. NSA expressly also states on the cover of the book that the opinions of its authors, whose names are redacted, does not represent NSA’s official position.
Before being released through FIOA, the book published by NSA’s Center for Digital Content was only to be used by the “original recipient” who could make copies to distribute “only within the recipient’s agency or organization.”
Many chapters are rather basic, but some tech sites are calling out a more interesting chapter titled “Google Hacking,” which delves into how to find information on the Web that was never intended to be published.
“‘Google (or search engine) hacking’ involves using publicly available search engines to access publicly available information that almost certainly was not intended for public distribution,” the authors wrote. “In short, it’s using clever but legal techniques.”
This type of information includes:
“Normally, one would have to be actively looking for this type of information,” Untangled states. “Of course, many documents Google hackers find using these techniques are not sensitive and indeed are intended for public Internet. Only a tiny fraction of the over eight billion pages in the Google index were not meant to be made available to the public.”
Wired has more of an explanation on what this chapter detailed:
The authors assure readers once again that nothing they are revealing is “anything that is not already widely known and used on the Internet by both legitimate and illicit Google hackers.”
Although perhaps a tad outdated, as the Verge pointed out, “it’s a fascinating look at what the NSA was thinking back in 2007.”
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Republican leaders are reviving the debate over Obamacare's death panel by refusing to recommend appointees with the goal of impeding its implementation.
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