Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Education for the New World Order

One of the goals of the New World Order is the destruction of the traditional American family as a unit capable of transmitting specifics regarding morality, etc. Families are too independent. Teaching elementary school students that homosexuality is normal while refusing an opt-out to worried parents is a means to this end. Another of its goals is to track every individual person. Tracking children through early childhood development programs is a means to this end. Along these lines, courtesy of Joan Masters (thanks), are the following reports from EdWatch:

"Issues and Action in Education"
April 24, 2006

"Issues and Action in Education" is an e-letter produced by EdWatch, a nonprofit organization.

Noteworthy Education News
1. Same sex marriage and the classroom
2. UN "Education for All" tracks US preschoolers
3. A Laptop on Every Desk
4. Supreme Court Allows Protecting Religious Speech In Public Schools
5. 7th Annual Freedom 21 Conference

1. Same sex marriage and the classroom
Last year, EdWatch noted (4/25/06) the impact on the schools of legalizing same-sex marriage -- normalizing homosexual behavior for all children. Such are the intentions of the homosexual lobby throughout the country. We stated last year:

Parents must consider the serious implications of this position [legalizing homosexual marriage] for our children and for the schools. The March 28th [2005] issue of National Review magazine features an article by David Frum entitled, "A New Word, A New Day," in which he describes a concept that will take hold in school curricula everywhere if same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land. The concept is called "Hetero-normative," and it means that words are homophobic if they imply "that standard sexual relationships are only between males and females."

Some pooh-poohed our concerns, but now that homosexual marriage is legal in Massachusetts, teachers read first and second graders stories of homosexual "families" and "unions," such as the book King and King about the wedding of two princes. Parents can't have their children opted out. According to a recent PABBIS press release, the Lexington Superintendent of Schools told The Boston Globe that, "Lexington is committed to teaching children about the world they live in, and in Massachusetts same-sex marriage is legal."

Advocates promote same-sex marriage as a simple issue of individual freedom. In fact, legalizing same-sex marriage publicly and legally redefines marriage for all people. No pretense of constraint will be possible in normalizing homosexuality in the classroom.

2. UN "Education for All" tracks US children in preschool
The United Nations tracks statistics on how many U.S. children are enrolled in formal early childhood programs. The Framework for Action was agreed to at the World Conference on Education for All (EFA), at which countries agreed to gather data for accountability to the UN agency UNESCO. The Indicators on Early Childhood are:

Indicator 1: Gross enrollment in early childhood development programs, including public, private, and community programs.
Indicator 2: Percentage of new entrants to primary grade 1 who have attended some form of organized early childhood development program.

When lawmakers tell us the state must assess all children and collect data on kindergarten readiness,and when children receive a child data ID at their first screenings that is used to upload their data to the federal National Center for Education Statistics, when childcare programs are certified and their child data collected, the data is used to report to the United Nations agencies over Education for All "accountability." Why is U.S. Early Childhood policy accountable to the United Nations?

3. A Laptop on Every Desk
Laptops for all. Textbooks of tomorrow. From Illinois to Georgia to Maine to Texas to Minnesota, the push is on to mandate laptops for every student at a price tag that runs into the billions for one state alone. A traditional textbook at $50 each lasts about five years compared to one state's $1500 for a laptop over five years. Yet no independent, long-term research exists to demonstrate that laptops actually increase academic achievement. There’s more to this picture, though. Read more.
Past Education blogposts can be viewed on WomanTalk here.
Family Policy blogposts with Karen Effrem, M.D. can be viewed on WomanTalk here.

4. Supreme Court Allows Protecting Religious Speech In Public Schools
Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to stand which prohibits public schools from censoring the religious viewpoints of students in class assignments. Baldwinsville School District v. Peck involves a kindergarten student from Syracuse, New York, who drew a poster depicting Jesus kneeling on one knee with his hands open to the sky. The class artwork was later displayed at a school event. However, school officials blocked any view of Jesus by folding the poster in half. (Report from the Family Research Council.)

5. 7th Annual Freedom 21 Conference in July
EdWatch speakers will be featured at the 7th annual Freedom 21 National Conference
Michael Chapman, Allen Quist, Karen R. Effrem
Others: Henry Lamb, Michael Coffman, Tom DeWeese, Michael Shaw, Herb Titus, Kent Snyder and more.
July 20 - 22nd
Drawbridge Inn and Convention Center
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky (just outside of Cincinnati).
See Conference Program.

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