IT’S IN THE AFFIDAVIT…

 Another hard hitting and fact laden piece in the Orlando Slantinal..

Mr.Scott Maxwell evidently did not take the time to speak with any of the parents that submitted 33 sworn affidavits, nor testified before the Florida Senate Education Committee, as to why the Materials Review process, from our own personal experience, is broken. Go figure! After all, as Mr Maxwell states, we don’t want to worry about what our kids are exposed to, right?  What exactly is Mr Maxwell afraid of ? Is it presenting all sides of an issue equally and fairly? Is it having parents truly involved in the decision making?

-It is in the affidavit

We want a system that is transparent and parent centered when considering educational materials. That is the parent’s job. If Mr Maxwell had spoken with me or read my affidavit, he would have learned that we want a system set up so that parents can decide which materials are appropriate or not and guide their child’s education.

-It is in the affidavit

It is about having a system, that is easily accessible to the parents, offering full disclosure of school material content, with any previous/present objections and/or praises. That way, the parent can make informed decisions.Today, that does not exist.

-It is in the affidavit

Today, if a parent wishes to challenge material, (opening their child to ostracization), the 2 school committees are hand-picked by the principle. All members were Brevard Public School employees or have a relationship with the principle.

The same goes for the School Board committee. So the very same system that presently blocks any active and meaningful parent’s participation, is the same system to decide appropriateness of material.

-It is in the affidavit

Mr. Maxwell continues , “But now, in the age of fragile snowflakes — where people want to be shielded from any information that might test their assumptions…” . Really?

If the Theory of Evolution, which is not a fact,(therefore..a Theory) is taught as a fact, then so should Creation. If Science Deniers teach Man-made Global Warming as a scientific fact, which is not, then the converse, using the scientific method to disprove this false assertion should be taught and published. It never is, instead, we are called names because we contest the content; whether age inappropriate or against our values as parents, or just not the truth. So Mr Maxwell, who exactly is being “shielded from any information that might test their assumptions”? Seems like your liberal ideals promote censorship, rather than encouraging open learning and discourse. If all sides of a topic are not being taught (which they are not), then that is a disservice to all children, and is Censorship.

-It is in the affidavit

I can attest to the fact that today, educational material does not evenly and fairly delve into all sides of many topics. This came to light early on while reading some of my sons books and later while reviewing multiple K-12 textbooks over the last few years,

Critical thinking is not force feeding one line of thinking into a child’s mind full of mush. Critical thinking is taking ALL facts, assumptions and information, debating openly and fairly, weighting all details and then making an informed decision.

“Snowflakes”? Are they the ones too afraid to have conflicting ideas published and debated in the light of day? Are Snowflakes doing the “Chicken Little” impersonation, while frantically running around yelling book banners, pro-censorship, book banners, pro-censorship?

-It is in the affidavit

Speaking of banning books, I have not seen the best selling text in history in public schools and being openly studied and debated; that would be the Bible. Why not “fight” for that one?

Mr Maxwell, the statue you referenced with “1000s of words” does not contain the language to enforce what the statute says. That is why we have the present bill. I don’t understand how you missed that.

-It is in the affidavit

THE ELITES

State Rep.Mercado says she has;..” been able to handle any concerns regarding my children’s educational needs,” Mercado said, “with their teachers, school administration and, if necessary, the school board.” Do you think, just maybe, that being  a STATE REP. AND BEING CONNECTED might have something to do with that? Sorry, the vast majority of parents don’t have that luxury. Additionally, Rep. Smith says,“The existing process to object to school instructional materials isn’t broken.” Spoken like a man that has NOT gone through the process.

Once more; this is not about being book banners or pro-censorship. It is about empowering parents to have a meaningful and impactful influence in what their children are being taught and  exposed to in school. Presently, here in Brevard County, that process is null and void of any true parent involvement what so ever. To the contrary, parents are blocked.

-It is in the affidavit

The philosophy of the classroom for one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.

Abe Lincoln

 

 

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MATERIALS CHALLENGE AFFIDAVIT PRESENTED TO THE FLORIDA SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE..

Patriots,

Below is the affidavit I submitted to the Florida Senate Education Committee. It partial outlines the horrible state of parent’s rights in Brevard County Public Schools to directing their children’s education. Further, this is done by the Brevard County School Board’s purposeful blocking of any meaningful and direct involvement by parents. Please understand that this document does not address the more than 28 suggestions sent to Superintendent Blackburn to make the Materials Challenge Process more parent friendly. Quite the contrary, none of the suggestions were adopted, and the process remains unchanged. Read more…


MY EXPERIENCE IN THE MATERIALS CHALLENGE PROCESS AND THE ANTI-PARENT SUPERINTENDENT BLACKBURN

Patriots,

This is the followup  from the April 20,2017  Orlando Sentinel article. Here is my affidavit that will explain in detail what was written sparingly about.

The affidavit was given to the Florida Senate. I later testified before them. It will explain what has compelled me to speak out, write and protest the issue of parents not being allowed to have any meaningful and impactful role in their child’s education.

The philosophy of the classroom for one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.

Abe Lincoln

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BREVARD GROUP HAS SUCCESS IN REMOVING LESSER TEXTBOOKS

Parents ROCK Brevard, (Right Of Choice for Kids) is a volunteer group consisting of parents, grandparents, relatives and citizens. ROCK’s focus is having parent centered decisions once again key in all educational issues, especially teaching materials and policies.

Many parents and citizens are exasperated by many aspects of their school district leadership, as well as local educational mandates and policies and those that came down to us from Tallahassee. Paramount among the many problems is some material that children are exposed to, as well as lesson plans, both print or electronic.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Hamilton Boone, a parent and founding member of PRB, attended the Brevard County school board meeting. Mr.Boone gave a short (3 min) analysis of the K-6 textbooks and Weekly Readers that PRB had recently reviewed. The K-6 textbooks and Weekly Readers are being considered for use in the Brevard County School District.

PRBsreview, showed serious issues with the 5th grade TCI AMERICA’S PAST, TCI AMERICA’S PAST, GRADE 5 submitted copy and the 6th grade NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD HISTORY – ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS, NG-AncientCivilizations Grade 6 word copy.

Tina Descovich, a co-founding member of PRB and newly elected District 3 School Board representative, provided some very gratifying news to Mr. Boone and PRB.  Mrs. Descovich stated that due to the reviews submitted by PRB, the Brevard Elementary Leading and Learning Committee removed TCI AMERICAN’S PAST and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD HISTORY – ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS, from consideration. 

Mr. Boone said that Parents ROCK Brevard received help from Truth In Textbooks. TNT, founded by Lt Col.(Ret)Roy White, along with the cadre of TNT volunteers proved invaluable. Of interest, Mr. White, has developed a simple and concise way to efficiency and effectively review textbooks. His course is through a free interactive on-line course.  The next on-line course will be given this July and will consist of 4-1 hour/week interactive online sessions.

Anyone interested in more information can contact Mr. Boone at freedoms@reagan.com .

 

 

 


WHAT SOCIALISM LOOKS AND TALKS LIKE; THE REAL DARCEY ADDO..

“My husband and I are both what most people would characterize as bleeding heart liberals.” -Darcey Addo, February 13, 2010
http://darceyaddo.blogspot.com/2010/02/tim-wise-urban-schools-big-problems.html

There are valid reasons to believe that Darcey Addo may not be the bipartisan moderate she claims to be. It is critical for taxpayers and parents to have all the facts about those who seek to represent them. Our local school system is highly important, and, therefore, the education decision-makers overseeing it must be thoroughly vetted. Read through this website to take a step in the direction of making informed decisions regarding those in local education.

 

“I do not support ‘school choice’.” -Darcey Addo, June 2016

https://theoptoutfloridanetwork.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/brevard-darcey-addo-sb-3.pdf

“Happy Birthday, future Mrs. President! @HillaryClinton.”

-Darcey Addo, October 26, 2013

https://mobile.twitter.com/DarceyLivesinFL/status/394279696805810176?p=v

 

“Hillary Clinton came to be a woman I admired and respected…(she) has helped shape my convictions, both political and personal. I admire and respect her dedication and pursuit of justice.” -Darcey Addo, April 2, 2014

Admirable Women: A Reflection

The Real Darcey Addo

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FLORIDA TODAY “LEFT” ON TIME..

Right on schedule, FT hides information from the public..again! Right on schedule, FT went with the Liberal/Progressive candidate, Darcey Addo, who also hides information from the public. Birds of a feather ?

I am ok with a person being liberal or conservative, but do not lie to me by being deceitful, like Darcey Addo, while, hypocritically claiming to be “honest” and “authentic”.

So, exactly who is Darcey Addo and what does she represent?

THE REAL DARCEY ADDO!

Darcey is a candidate who trumpets being “.. transparent and authentic..”,while deceiving voters by totally sterilizing her ORIGINAL website of her extreme Liberal/Progressive foundation. A foundation that believes;
“WHITE PRIVILEGE”
“..how we can begin to address the problems of urban schools until this much larger issue of institutionalized racism is first tackled.”

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A Conservative vs Socialist for School Board

November 8th is right around the corner, and things are heating up in the School Board race between Conservative, Tina Descovich and  Socialist, Darcey Addo.

To quote Ms Addo,..

“Hillary Clinton came to be a woman I admired and respected…(she) has helped shape my convictions, both political and personal. I admire and respect her dedication and pursuit of justice.” -Darcey Addo, April 2, 2014

So, Darcey idolizes a woman who is a Socialist and who..

*lied to the face of the mother of a son murdered in Benghazi.

*along with Pres Obama, put their political ambitions ahead of human life in Benghazi.

*lied to all Americans about the murder of 4 Americans in Benghazi.

*has corrupted the office of the Secretary of State for personal gain.

* has shown an absolute disdain for the rule of law.

*is a Common Core champion.

*wants to “fix” Obamacare.

*wants to raise ALL taxes.

*wants Open Borders

*wants to increase Syrian refugees by 500%

*wants to destroy the 2nd amendment.

 

 

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

– Henry David Thoreau

 


BLACKBURN-THE WOLF IN “CARING CLOTHING”

I have read Superintendent Blackburn’s thesis; SOCIAL-CULTURAL LEADERSHIP-THE ART OF RESTRUCTURING SCHOOLS THROUGH RESEARCH-BASED PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP. In that thesis, are contained a myriad of examples of Mr Blackburn’s Progressive/Liberal constructs, distaste for parents, Read more…


THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SLANDER AND DEFAMATION..PART 2

Patriots,

Slander:..a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report.

I considered leaving this post until after the end of the Federal trial in Orlando against Health First. But the end of the trial could be after the school board elections, and these elections are too important to risk by waiting. It is important that the true character of the 3 candidates running against Tina Descovich see the daylight. Ms. Darcey Addo you already know.

Unveiled further, is the true character of “Dicky” Charbonneau and now,”Little Larry” Finch; both whom through slander, have attempted to silence me. Read more…


“SLICK RICH” WORKMAN LYING TO THE VOTER!

We with school age children know all too well the unconstitutional, federally mandated, propaganda tool known as Common Core. It has been the scourge of Florida schools for years, with politicians, such as “Slick Rich”Workman ignoring the call for removal. I know, as I met with “Slick Rich”  around  2011 about this disaster and never heard from him again.

Well alleluia, the savior, known as “Slick Rich”, has ridden into town to save the day!! According to a”Slick Rich” mailer, HE is personally responsible for removing Common Core from the state!  Dang, I missed that one..didn’t you?

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