Testing has become so prevalent for school students ever since No Child Left Behind was signed into law. Even though that law is gone and we now have the Every Student Succeeds Act, the testing remains. Pennsylvania has the PSSA test which are simply assessment test. They do not test the achievement of the student, but instead how well the school is at teaching to the test!! PA takes a whole month out of the year to subject 3-8 grade students to this test!
The US Department of Education has clarified that they do not nterpret the word “sex” in Title IX as including “gender identity.” They have made it clear that they will not investigate bathroom complaints from students who identity as “transgender.” Thank Secretary of Education DeVos for this clarification.
Every two years the majority of schools in Pennsylvania administer the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). It is an intrusive survey asking students about criminal acts, suicide, guns, alcohol and illegal drug use of not only the student, but the student’s family. There are also several questions about the student’s relationship with their mother and father, insults and arguments within the family, siblings’ alcohol and drug use, etc. Check out the questions and see if you want your child to participate!
See You at the Pole has been around since 1990 when ten students gathered around their school’s flag pole to pray before school. Now millions gather around their school flag poles to pray during this student-led event the fourth Wednesday of the year. Invite students you know in pubic school to gather around their flag poles to pray!
The PA Department of Education has come up with a 144 page plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. You can go to this page and review the entire 144 page document or choose the 39 page power point presentation.
The National Education Association just finished its annual conference and, if anything, its radical agenda was even further exposed! From supporting all things LGBT to sanctuary cities, it does not represent mainstream America, but it has substantial influence over our public education system and our kids!
Friday, April 21st is the homosexual Day of Silence – a day the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network has set aside to further normalize homosexuality and transgenderism in our nation’s public schools. Will your child’s school permit students and/or teachers to refuse to speak during instructional time?
PA students in grades 3-8 will soon be required to take the PSSA tests to determine if the teacher has done a good job of “teaching to the test.” These tests are not achievement tests to determine what level of achievement your child has attained. However, there is a little known secret that parents can opt their child out of these tests!
Soon your child will be tested to see how well the school is doing its job. That’s right, the PSSA tests do not tell you how well your child is doing compared to other students their age, instead it is used to determine how well your child’s teachers are doing their job.
The purpose of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network’s Day of Silence is simply to indoctrinate impressionable students that ‘gay is okay.’ Of course, that’s not what they say! Instead they say, it’s a day of action by remaining silent to highlight the silence ‘gay,’ lesbian, bisexual and transgenders students are forced to live in everyday. In reality, it is the highjacking of a taxpayer-funded school day in order to promote the idea that homosexuality/bisexuality/transgenderism are normal. April 15th is not just a day for paying taxes this year, but a day for GLSEN to target our children.