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TAVISTOCK –Part Two

I hope everyone enjoyed Part one last week. This part two should at least generate some interest. We the people own this country, not Congress, the Executive or the Judicial Systems. If the people give up they deserve losing their freedoms. 

Rather than try to sift through millions of words, books and articles to try to summarize more information, I will select some specific exerts from the source I primarily used to introduce you to Tavistock. If I have stirred up your interest, I accomplished my mission. If we continue to lose our rights as American citizens, willingly, we deserve a future of doing exactly what the government tells us to do. I am working on an article to help prepare you for the next thing our government will take away, our right to vote. Laugh if you desire but this day is coming faster than you will believe. Why, because of so many people have decided to avoid voting as they believe it is a waste of time.  C Brewer 

TAVISTOCK = Mind Control Professionals.

“A single common denominator identifies the common Tavistock strategy — *the use of drugs*. The infamous MK Ultra program of the CIA, in which unsuspecting CIA officials were given LSD, and their reaction studied like “guinea pigs”, resulted in several deaths. The U.S. Government had to pay millions in damages to the families of the victims, but no one was ever indicted. The program originated when Sandoz AG, a Swiss drug firm, owned by S.G. Warburg Co. of London, developed Lysergic Acid. Roosevelt’s adviser, James Paul Warburg, son of Paul Warburg who wrote the Federal Reserve Act, and nephew of Max Warburg, who had financed Hitler, set up the *Institute for Policy Studies* to “promote the drug”. The result was the LSD “counter-culture” of the 1960s, the “student revolution”, financed with $25 million dollars from the CIA! Still think “being a hippie” was cool.”

“One part of MK Ultra was the Human Ecology Fund. The CIA also paid Dr. Herbert Kelman of Harvard to carry out further experiments on mind control. In the 1950s, the CIA financed extensive LSD experiments in Canada. Dr. D. Ewen Cameron, president of the Canadian Psychological Association, and director of Royal Victorian Hospital, Montreal, received large payments from the CIA to give 53 patients large doses of LSD and record their reactions. The patients were drugged into weeks of sleep and then given electric shock treatments. One victim, the wife of a member of the Canadian Parliament, is now suing the U.S. companies who provided the drug for the CIA. All the records of the CIA’s drug testing program were ordered destroyed by the head of MK Ultra.”

“Because *all efforts of the Tavistock Institute are directed toward producing cyclical collapse*, the effect of the CIA programs are tragically apparent. R. Emmett Tyrell Jr., writing in the Washington Post, August 20, 1984, cites the “squalid consequences of the 60s radicals in SDS”, as resulting in “the growing rate of illegitimacy, petty lawlessness, drug addiction, welfare, VD, and mental illness” in this country and throughout the world.”

“This is the “legacy” of the Warburgs and the CIA. Their principal agency, the *Institute for Policy Studies*, was funded by James Paul Warburg; its co-founder was Marcus Raskin, protege of McGeorge Bundy, president of the Ford Foundation. Bundy had Raskin appointed to the post of President Kennedy’s personal representative on the National Security Council, and in 1963, funded Students for Democratic Society, through which the CIA operated the drug culture.”

“The “tax exempt” Tavistock Institute currently operates a staggering *$6 Billion Dollar* per year network of foundations within the United States – ALL of it funded by taxpayer money.”

“Ten major institutions are under Tavistock’s direct control – with 400 subsidiaries and 3,000 study groups and a variety of private think tanks, which conceive many of the psychological programs to exert even more control of the New World Order over the American populace.

“The Stanford Research Institute, which adjoins the Hoover Institution, is a $150 Million Dollar a year operation with 3,300 employees. It conducts program surveillance for Bechtel, Kaiser, and 400 other companies, and extensive intelligence operations for the CIA. SRI is the largest institution on the West Coast promoting “mind control” and the “behavioral” sciences.”

“One of the key agencies as a conduit for secret instructions from Tavistock is The Ditchley Foundation, founded in 1957. The American branch of the Ditchley Foundation is run by Cyrus Vance (former Secretary of State and director of the Rockefeller Foundation) and Winston Lord, president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).”

“One of the principal but little known operations of the Rockefeller Foundation has been its techniques for ‘controlling world agriculture’. Its director, Kenneth Wernimont, set up Rockefeller-controlled agricultural “programs” throughout Mexico and Latin America. The independent farmer is a great threat to the New World Order, because he produces for himself and because his produce can be converted into capital, which gives him independence.”

“In the United States, the foundations are presently engaged in the same type of “war of extermination” against the American farmer.”

“The traditional formula of land plus labor for the farmer has been altered, due to the farmer’s need for purchasing power, to buy industrial goods needed in his farming operations. Because of this need for capital, the farmer is especially vulnerable to the New World Order’s manipulation of interest rates, which is bankrupting him. Just as in the Soviet Union, in the early 1930s, when Stalin ordered the Kulaks to give up their small plots of land to live and work on the collective farms, the American small farmer faces the same type of extermination, being forced to give up his small plot of land to become a hired hand for the big agricultural trusts. The ‘Brookings Institution’ and other foundations originated the monetary programs implemented by the Federal Reserve System to destroy the American farmer, a replay of the Soviet tragedy in Russia, with one difference – the farmer will be allowed to survive *if* he becomes a slave worker of the giant trusts!”

“Once the citizen becomes aware of the true role of the foundations, he can understand the high interest rates, high taxes, destruction of the family, degradation of the churches into forums for revolution, the subversion of the universities into CIA cesspools of drug addiction, and the halls of government into sewers of international espionage and intrigue. The American citizen can now understand why *every agent of the federal government is against him*. The “alphabet” agencies (FBI, IRS, CIA, BATF, et al) must make war on the citizen in order to carry out the programs of the foundations.”

“The foundations are in direct violation of their charters, which commit them to do “charitable” work, because they make *no grants*, which are not part of a political goal. The charge has been made, and never denied, that the Heritage-AEI network has at least two KGB moles on its staff. The employment of professional intelligence operatives as “charitable” workers, as was done in the Red Cross Mission to Russia in 1917, exposes the sinister political economic and social goals which the New World Order requires the foundations to achieve through their “bequests”.

“Not only is this tax fraud, because the foundations are granted tax exemption solely to do charitable work, but it is *criminal syndicalism*, conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States of America, Constitutional Law 213, Corpus Juris Secundum 16. For the first time, the close interlocking of the foundation “syndicate” has been revealed by the names of its principle incorporators — Daniel Coit Gilman, who incorporated the Peabody Fund and the John Slater Fund, and became an incorporator of the General Education Board (now the Rockefeller Foundation); Gilman, who also incorporated the Russell Trust in 1856, later became an incorporator of the Carnegie Institution with Andrew Dickson White (Russell Trust) and Frederic A. Delano.”

“Delano was an original incorporator of the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Daniel Coit Gilman incorporated the Russell Sage Foundation with Cleveland H. Dodge of the National City Bank. These foundation incorporators have been closely linked with the Federal Reserve System, the War Industries Board of World War I, the OSS of World War II and the CIA. They have also been closely linked with the American International Corporation, which was formed to instigate the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Delano, an uncle of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was on the original Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 1914. His brother-in-law founded the influential Washington law firm of Covington and Burling. The Delanos and other ruling families of the New World Order trace their lineage directly back to William of Orange and the regime which granted the charter of the Bank of England.”

The following is a partial list institutions that fund the Uniform Law Foundation, whose function is to make certain that the Uniform Commercial Code remains the “sole” instrument for conducting business within the United States.

Tavistock Institutions of the United States

Flow Laboratories, Merle Thomas Corporation, Walden Research, Arthur D. Little, G.E. TEMPO, Planning Research Corporation, Brookings Institution, Esalen Institute, Hudson Institute and the National Training Laboratories (NTL).

“National Training Laboratories (NTL). Founded in 1947 by members of the Tavistock network in the United States and located originally on an estate in Bethel, Maine, NTL had as its explicit purpose the brainwashing of leaders of the government, educational institutions, and corporate bureaucracies in the Tavistock method, and then using these “leaders” to either themselves run Tavistock group sessions in their organizations or to hire other similarly trained group leaders to do the job. The “nuts and bolts” of the NTL operation revolves around the particular form of Tavistock degenerate psychology known as “group dynamics,” developed by German Tavistock operative Kurt Lewin, who immigrated to the United States in the 1930s and whose students founded NTL.”

“In a Lewinite brainwashing group, a number of individuals from varying backgrounds and personalities are manipulated by a “group leader”, to form a “consensus” of opinion, achieving a new “group identity.” The key to the process is the creation of a controlled environment, in which stress is introduced (sometimes called dissonance) to crack an individual’s belief structure. Using the peer pressure of other group members, the individual is “cracked,” and a new personality emerges with new values. The degrading experience causes the person to deny that any change has taken place. In that way, an individual is brainwashed without the victim knowing what has taken place.”

“This method is the same, with some minor modification, used in all so-called “sensitivity groups” or “T-groups,” or in the more extreme rock’n-roll-drugs-sex counter-culture form, “touchy-feely groups,” such as the kind popularized from the 1960s onward by the Esalen Institute, which was set up with the help of NTL.”

“From the mid-1950s onward, NTL put the majority of the nation’s corporate leaderships through such brainwashing programs, while running similar programs for the State Department, the Navy, the Department of Education, and other sections of the federal bureaucracy. There is no firm estimate of the number of Americans who have been put through this process in last 40 years at either NTL, or as it is now known the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Sciences, which is based in Rosslyn, Virginia, or its West Coast base of operations, the Western Training Laboratories in Group Development, or in various satellite institutions. The most reliable estimate is in the several millions.”

“One of the groups that went through the NTL mill in the 1950s was the leadership of the National Education Association, the largest organization of teachers in the United States. Thus, the NEA’s outlook has been “shaped” by Tavistock, through the NTL. In 1964, the NTL Institute became a direct part of the NEA, with the NTL setting up “group sessions” for all of its affiliates. With funding from the Department of Education, the NTL Institute drafted the programs for the training of the nation’s primary and secondary school teachers, and has a hand as well in developing the content of educational “reforms,” including OBE.”

“Also known as the “International Institute for Applied Behavioral Sciences”, this institute is a brainwashing center in artificial stress training, whereby participants suddenly find themselves immersed in defending themselves against vicious accusations. NTL takes in the National Education Association, the largest teacher group in the United States.”

“While officially denouncing “racism”, it is interesting to note that NTL, working with NEA, produced a paper proposing education vouchers which would separate the hard-to-teach children from the brighter ones, and funding would be allocated according to the number of difficult children who would be separated from those who progressed at a normal rate. The proposal was not taken up.”

Let me stop now as this is a never ending saga that will blow your mind. I encourage you to get on Google and type in Tavistock and you will get a lifetime of knowledge. We don’t like to believe things like this are possible but they still thrive as you will see. If you wish to get deeper into what has happened in America, search some of the following places and review the actual things they did.

University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Finance and Commerce; Institute for Social Research; Institute For Policy Studies (IPS); Stanford Research Institute (SRI); and the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT), Alfred P. Sloan School Of Management.

Research specific from the list above will curl your hair but one last recognizable entity is the RAND Research And Development Corporation.

RAND is THE think tank most beholden to Tavistock and certainly the most prestigious vehicle for control of United States policies at every level. Specific RAND policies that became operative include our ICBM program, prime analyses for U.S. foreign policy making, instigator of space programs, U.S. nuclear policies, corporate analyses, hundreds of projects for the military, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in relation to the use of mind altering drugs like peyote, LSD (the covert MK-ULTRA operation which lasted for 20 years).

There are thousands of highly important companies, government institutions and organizations that make use of RANDS’s services. To list them all would be impossible. RAND was once accused of being commissioned by the USSR to work out terms of surrender of the United States Government, an accusation that went all the way to the United States Senate, where it was taken up by Senator Symington and subsequently fell victim to scorn poured out by the establishment press. “Brainwashing” remains the primary function of RAND.

History is filled with knowledge hidden by the media for money. I hope you push yourself to learn and share with me.

GOD SAVE AMERICA                 C Brewer

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TEXAS EDUCATION IS SHAMEFUL!

I tire of reading how our Governor, Rick Perry, our Legislature and George Bush, our immediate past President of the United States, praise our state and how great we educate our children. Statistics don’t lie, just politicians. If it were not bad enough we have recently slashed our spending by significant amounts.

Lack of leadership ignores the loss of a huge source of income that would improve our educational system. Lack of political courage prevents the people of Texas the opportunity to even vote on a common sense solution.

We have a lottery. We have horse and dog racing. We even have one casino the state has tried to shut down owned by the Indians. They did close the Indian casino near Livingston and put the Coushatta tribe back into a worse than poverty existence.

People will gamble and it is a legislative action and/or a voter decision to permit legalized casino gambling in a state. Unless you are blind, legally incompetent or a member of the Texas Legislature you know that you can visit casinos in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana as most are positioned on or near the Texas border. If you have visited any of these locations and you are not legally blind or a member of the Texas Legislature, 90% of the cars will have Texas license plates. 

I will not or have not ever supported any candidate for a state elected position that will not allow the people of Texas to at least vote to allow casino gambling. This is not a moral issue, it is just plain old common sense.

Let me share some facts to support my concern for Texas educational improvement and how our tax losses have likely helped our surrounding states.

Ask.com reports that Texas ranks 50th and in last place on the percentage of people 25 years old that have a high school or a higher diploma. We proudly come in last with 79.9%.

The latest National Education Association (NEA) in 2010 ranked Texas 50th and in last place. The NEA report for 2011 of state spending per pupil has Texas ranked at 41st with $8611. New Mexico came in 35th at $9070 and Louisiana came in 23rd at $10,723.

I could bore you with several pages of similar statistics but I found one that seems to be the most significant measure of educational success I could locate. This is the actual scores of all students in the state who took the SAT exam. I found this information on Yahoo Voices should you desire to verify my source.    

The SAT scores are in four categories as follow;

1. Critical Reading, Texas average was 486 and was 46th in ranking by state. The national average score was 610. Oklahoma came in 11th, Louisiana 18th and New Mexico 21st.

2. Math, Texas average was 506 and was 38th in ranking by state. The national average score was 615. Oklahoma came in 13th, Louisiana 17th and New Mexico 21st.

3. Writing, Texas average was 475 and was 47th in ranking by state. The national average score was 588. Oklahoma came in 14th, Louisiana 16th and New Mexico 21st.  

4 Total score, Texas average was 1467 and was 45th in ranking by state. The national average score was 1509. Oklahoma came in 12th, Louisiana 18th, New Mexico 21st.

It appears to me that there are several conclusions that are evident based on these statistics;

a. Texas revenue has possibly helped the school systems in the surrounding states.

b. Surrounding states have better educational systems.

c. Surrounding states have better Legislatures.

d. Texas priorities are misguided.

In my opinion Texas leaders are focused on forcing teachers to teach students on how to pass tests that are not used in other states rather than educating them. We have spent hundreds of millions with foreign companies who have developed tests and measure the results and blame the teachers for dismal results.

Our educational system in Texas is broken, leaderless and not focused on letting our teachers educate our children like they did when I went to school. We need to better train and pay our teachers, legalize casino gambling and dedicate every penny to improving our children’s education.

C Brewer

EDUCATION-PUBLIC UNIONS=DISASTER

 

In some states we are finally watching public unions being challenged by new republican majorities. These unions are one of the primary reasons, America is going bankrupt. Unions have used massive spending to get democrat majorities elected for too many years. After the elections the democrats paid the unions back with the power to force union wages and collective bargaining for government union employees. Last November the people were tired of this tax payer abuse and said enough is enough.

Republican efforts, in some states, will create positive change. Someone has to correct the unfair balance that exists with the salaries, benefits and pensions of public employees versus the private sector. Hopefully this has awakened all Americans. I pray that we see all public unions disbanded and that private sector unions will see a massive wave of resignations of its duped members. I have reviewed the 18 largest American unions for net worth, salaries and benefits for the officers. Union members would throw up if they see the facts. I will post this later. Creating right-to-work laws in every state would save enough to retire the national debt a lot faster.

Now let me show you a reverse situation in my home state, Texas. Texas has been under republican majority for several years. We have no state income tax and Texas is a right-to-work state. We now have a republican super majority in the legislature that prevents democrats fleeing to shut down the legislative process. For those who do not know, Texas democrats invented the use of a “labor strike” by legislators when they fled to Oklahoma and New Mexico ten years ago.

As I related in the posting yesterday, our republican controlled Texas legislature will apparently use major cuts in education to meet their budget projections. This is being done without evaluating performance-costs relationships.

 I just learned that the elementary school my youngest grand-daughter attends in Humble, Texas will lose 13 teachers next year. That’s a 20%+ cut being enacted by the Texas legislature. Remember my term “Learning Curve of Survival” posted yesterday.

It is no wonder that Texas teachers are gathering together statewide to construct a battle plan. Our Texas legislator’s action will obviously increase the population of the teacher unions. I am certain that the National Education Association, NEA, net worth of $216,000,000.00 will have a significant increase. When the voters of Texas digest this debacle, you can bet the republican super majority will disappear in 2012. This is a self inflicted wound.

So we have some states actually addressing the reasons they face financial failure and fixing the cause, union abuse. In Texas we have the direct opposite because the lazy legislature will not take the time to find the real causes of budget negatives and there are no unions to blame. If they really desired to discover why Texas has budget problems, they would look in a mirror and resign. Republicans have not or never will learn how to maintain the majority status from the Court house to the White house. America has been without true leadership for over two decades.

Tomorrow you will find ways that everyone can help our least the ones who want to.

WISCONSIN-HAS MADE ALL TEACHERS FUTURE ENDANGERED

 

Every teacher in America can thank the Milwaukee school district greed for driving the nail in the coffin for most teachers nationwide. The slaughter of good teachers is well underway here in Texas. Wisconsin should not get all of the credit as California, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, New York, Illinois and others were just as guilty of sticking it to the taxpayer. Unfortunately Milwaukee greed in particular, got in the crosshairs between a new Governor and democratic legislature that captured the headlines and put a well deserved bulls-eye on the teachers and the unions. What has happened in Wisconsin will reshape the future for every school district in America. Fortunately many do actually deserve to be penalized; sadly the ones who have been managed professionally will suffer more.

I like to refer to this as the “Learning Curve Law of Survival”. This law was invented by some government bureaucrat a long time ago. In 1954 I entered management at the ripe old age of 24. To survive working on government contracts I quickly learned that when the government has to reduce costs it never included common sense. The slashing will be an across the board percentage removed from your budget. If you managed your function frugally, you will suffer more than the ones who padded the books. What you make sure of before the next budget axe falls is to prostitute yourself with some cushion. Our U.S. government invented this “Law” and they practice it at every level with precise perfection.

When the smoke clears after the ensuing blood bath to end the union’s destruction of education, the ones who have unionized will suffer as they should. Unfortunately the ones who have been honest will suffer beyond reason.

Let me share some “Facts” from the Milwaukee schools. The average public school employee receives 74.2 cents in benefits for each $1 of their base pay. This is three times the benefits of the average private sector worker. The same ratio probably exists for most teachers in states that have right-to-work systems.

In Wisconsin educators also participate in Social Security. This is not true in all states. In Wisconsin there is also a state pension plan that requires 6.8% of wages being provided by the employer and 6.2% by the employee. Except in Milwaukee the public pays the teachers share also. Milwaukee teachers also enjoy another supplemental pension which the district pays 4.2% of their salaries and the teacher pays zilch. The district also pays 100% of the costs for medical and vision benefits and over 50% of cost for dental insurance. If you forgot my earlier posting, the teachers union in Wisconsin owns the insurance company with near iron clad guarantee of renewal. One other “Milwaukee Perk” is the taxpayer pays 100% for retired public employees.

As I posted earlier there are 98,000 members of the National Education Association (NEA) in Wisconsin. The NEA has 3.2 million members to fund its operations. They have 31 employees that earn over $200,000.00 a year. Dennis Van Roekel, NEA president, receives $397,721in salary and benefits. Guess who gets 98% of the NEA political donations? They currently have $216,000,000.00 in assets.

Unfortunately for the teachers in Texas, the legislature is in process of a budget crisis faced in all but four states. Preliminary information is that they are going to slash education funding over 20% next year. They are not as dumb as a rock as many would believe. They know that the brouhaha in Wisconsin about giving teachers outlandish benefits will provide them with media support and excuses for letting education take the brunt of budget cuts. I am currently in the process of gathering facts for Texas budget cuts. I plan to challenge the legislative wisdom of practicing the “The Learning Curve Law of Survival” if they actually pass any across the board cuts.

The really sad situation, for the entire United States, will be that the real loser will be the children. For some reason they have been omitted from all the media and political attention.

C Brewer

UNION INTEREST, KIDS OR MONEY?

 

What you are about to read are direct quotations made as part of a speech made in 2009? If you do not find this disturbing, you should be banned from voting for being mentally incompetent. As you read this try to decide who the individual might be and what background he could possibly represent. It may not surprise you but it can make you wonder why he made the speech in the first place.

Direct Quotes

“Despite what some among us would like to believe it is not because of our creative ideas. It is not because of the merit of our positions. It is not because we care about our children and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. NEA (National Education Association) and its affiliates are effective associates because we have power.”

“And we have the power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year, because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them, the unions that can protect their rights and advance their interest as education employees.”

“This is not to say that the concern of NEA and its affiliates with closing achievement gaps, reducing dropout rates, improving teacher quality and the like are unimportant or inappropriate. To the contrary. These are goals that guide the work we do. But they need not and must not be achieved at the expense of due process, employee rights and collective bargaining. That simply is too high a price to pay.”

Wow, what a definition of what unions are expected to provide. It is hard to imagine how the private sector unions would describe “Power”.

Now I will disclose the speaker. His name is Bob Chanin which will likely not ring your bell, I never heard of him before researching the Unions. This was part of his farewell address to the NEA. Mr. Chanin was the top education lawyer for the NEA for 41 years. He stated in his message, “It’s not about kids, but about power.”   

It would be interesting to find out why the media in our country just ignore union activities. With all of the dissent happening in Wisconsin, you would expect that at least Fox News would share this nationally.

Thanks to “Eyeblast” and “Big Labor” for the facts. At least some are trying to level the playing field for the folks that pay for this legalized bribery.

Ready for more?

C Brewer

TEACHER/UNION FACTS-WISCONSIN

WISCONSIN-TEACHER-UNION FACTS

When you suspect that something smells a little funny in any union activity, just follow the money. Unions preach that trusts and monopolies are a by-product of big business and must be evil and bad. It would be wonderful to get the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) to explain the facts that should be interesting to every American taxpayer. WEAC is a “union” that is affiliated with National Education Association (NEA) and their website says they represent 98,000 educators in the State of Wisconsin.

WEAC has a vested interest in fighting the proposal to strip the unions from collective bargaining rights. In 2009 WEAC collected over $25,000,000.00 from teachers. If the proposed changes are passed by the legislature, the state will no longer have to deduct the union dues from the teacher’s paychecks. Also union members will not be obligated to pay union dues.

If you dig a little deeper the primary reason WEAC is so distressed is more obvious. The proposed legislation will have a negative financial impact on the WEA trust. The WEA Trust is owned and managed by WEAC. This trust is responsible for managing teacher’s benefits and provides the insurance for each school district. These benefits are contracted with individual school districts. The pressure from the teachers, who own the trust, is so intense it is nearly impossible for the school board to buy cheaper insurance on the competitive market.

WEA has a net worth of $316,000,000.00 and a team of twelve administrators all receiving total compensation exceeding six figures per year.

Once they pressure a school district to buy their insurance, it becomes nearly impossible to refuse to renew regardless of rates. If the district tries to change, WEAC takes it to arbitration and with their political power seldom lose a case.

The WEA business practices also prohibit any competitor from reviewing prior claims which makes it impossible for a competitor to estimate accurate costs history.

Some 15 school districts have severed buying from the WEA Trust and it was reported that the savings were over six figures in the first year. But even here there was another pressure that emerged. To reduce the resistance they were forced to share the insurance savings they made with their local union officials, usually in the form of salary increases.

Now you might know why the teachers and unions are so distressed in fighting the Wisconsin Governor and the brave Representatives/Senators. These folks are trying to bring common sense changes to help the taxpayer.

It is a shame that “Teachers” have placed themselves above the children of Wisconsin. Using “Near Bribery Tactics” to fatten their own pockets is sad. More to follow tomorrow.

C Brewer

Education, Union Destruction

 

This is a copy of an article on Big Government.com that is more of the creative and informative work of Kyle Olson. Everyone should read all of his work.  CB

– Big Government – http://biggovernment.com

Teachers Union Honesty Died with Albert Shanker

Posted By Kyle Olson On February 6, 2011 @ 9:57 am In Big Labor, Education | 27 Comments

Former American Federation of Teachers President Albert Shanker made teachers’ unions what they are today.  He was hard-nosed defender of teachers’ rights, but he also came clean about public school performance.

In the making of “Kids Aren’t Cars [1],” I unearthed a 25-year old PBS interview with Shanker. His indictment of the public education system was stunning.

“You could do things that are absolutely wrong, you can have huge dropout rates, you can have kids who are leaving without knowing how to read, write, count or anything else and what do you do next year?  Do the same as you did this year and the following year and the following year…”

And when Shanker – again, 25 years ago – rattled off achievement statistics, the host challenged him:

Shanker: When it comes to the highest levels of reading, writing, mathematics or science – that just means being able to read editorials in the New York Times…or write an essay of a few pages…or do a mathematical equation, not calculus…the number of kids who are about to graduate who are able to function at that level, depending on whether you’re talking about reading, writing, math science – 3 percent, 4 percent…

Host: Oh, come on!

Shanker: No! 5 percent. That’s it.

Does anyone honestly believe our education system – which has had billions of dollars more each year dumped into – is better now than it was in 1986?

Anyone??

Read more…

A Common Sense Education Recommendation.

The following article was published on Big Government.com, Sunday 1-23-11. I have read this over and over and someone should give Kyle Olson a Nobel Prize for this work. I have replaced the Teachers with Congress, every union and every branch of the US and State government and agencies, except the Military and get the same results. They are all idiots, but they are smarter than the idiots that elect them, us, you and me.

Can you imagine that our military would promote the ranks based on seniority, rather than skill and results. We have survived over 200 years with the best military ever assembled. Had they used seniority as the basis for promotion we would likely still be part of England. It could be worse, just try to imagine if the military not ignored the rule of seniority we would likely be speaking German after WW1. The progressive movement started the hard right turn with T. Roosevelt. Woodrow Wilson then started the big left turns after WW1. There was a period of a few years that sanity returned then we got F Roosevelt and the race for Socialism reached overdrive again. Still our military stayed with results instead of tenure, thank God.  After WW11 the dramatic swing toward seniority as a business model took large left turns and empowered the unionization of government workers that removed all common sense from our government.

The only eight years of reality returned with Reagan. He at least had the courage to fire the Air Traffic Controllers, who were shutting down air travel. The skew to the left was revived after Reagan, with Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2 and went nuts when Obama was elected.

If all businesses were to use tenure/seniority as the tool to advance people, do you honestly believe we would survive? Results drive people to be better, if the rewards are for achievement. If tenure is the accepted measure of advancement, why would anyone desire to improve themselves or anything?

Folks, the reason is it doesn’t work and someday Washington will wake up, I pray.  CB

The article follows:

Add NFL Team With Tenure, Seniority

by Kyle Olson

American Federation of Teachers’ President Randi Weingarten has been doing her best to make sure Big Labor has a say in education reform.  She wants to drive the train.  The National Education Association, on the other hand, is taking the tact of putting dynamite under the tracks.

While Weingarten says all the right things and uses all the necessary poll-tested phrases, she really wants to maintain the status quo.  No tenure reform.  No need to judge teachers by any measure other than seniority.

But in an interview with Newsweek, she made this curious statement, in response to Bill Gates saying, “We need to measure what they do, and then have incentives for the other teachers to learn those things:”

“Football teams do this all the time,” Weingarten responded. “They look at the tape after every game. Sometimes they do it during the game. They’re constantly deconstructing what is working and what isn’t working. And they’re jettisoning what isn’t working and building up on what is working, and doing it in a team-like approach.”

That’s correct – they do. It’s too bad that public education does not operate more like the NFL.

Here’s an idea. Let’s have the NEA and AFT become the owners of a new NFL franchise. For a lack of a better name, we’ll call the new team the Thugs.

Players on the Thugs’ roster would receive tenure after two years, like they do in New York City Public Schools.

They can play on the Thugs as long as they’d like, regardless of their skill level.  And players would be judged not for their ability to score touchdowns or sack quarterbacks, but the number of years they’ve been in the NFL.

Over time, the Thugs’ roster would be filled with 50- and 60-year old players, raking in the big bucks while losing game after game.

Does anyone believe that the hypothetical Thugs, with their incredible job security, would be competitive with the teams that compensate players based on their performance and frequently alter their rosters to maintain an edge?

It would be wonderful if public education would operate more like the NFL, where you get paid for results and released for incompetence. Maybe then American K-12 students would receive the instruction they truly deserve.

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