1. As long as you and your colleagues continue to bash the good work of other activists with the same goals, you are hurting the movement. And, if you repeal ESSA, that only gives you NCLB. You have the wrong target.

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      While I appreciate your viewpoint, I would like to remind you that I did not, in any of my articles recently, ‘bash’ any certain group. I have not named names, nor do I plan to. Our battle shouldn’t be against each other, this is a War Against the CCSS Machine.
      When I took up my education activist hat it was to serve in honesty with truthful evidence. I was not seeking fame or glory. I was AND am still committed to this course. If you choose to not like the demise in education we are seeing, that is your choice. It is NOT my fault. If you choose to ignore the evidence, again, your choice; NOT my lie.
      In-fighting is exactly what I’ve been warning against, Mrs. Few. Working together is something I’ve suggested in each article, but no responses with the exception of accusations have been the result.
      My focus is doing what’s right because it is the right thing to do, not because it’s popular.

      1. Lynne, you may not have bashed any group, but you did bash our goals and linked an article by Anita that bashed our group of activists. I certainly don’t “choose to not like the demise in education we are seeing in education,” nor do I “choose to ignore the evidence”. Those statements are simply preposterous and to my point. I have reached out to Alice and so has Melanie Kurdys in an effort to request collaboration. Can you point out to me where in each article you have suggested working together. Doing what’s right is working together and seeing the value in each others goals, not looking for the bad, which is what I see in your public denouncements and the ones you link in your articles.

  2. I did not read any bashing of any person or group in this article. The only thing presented in this article are the facts about HR1510 (which shuts down the department and moves all functions to other departments) and HR899 (a one sentence bill to shut down the department). Should have also included HR610(repeal ESEA and create a federal voucher system). HR899 if passed will end up being a conglomeration of HR1510 and HR610. Nothing happens in DC for the benefit of our children even when a good man like Rep. Massie and the good intentions of patriots is behind it. They will chew him up and spit him out. Do we really think the movers and shakers that are making billions from education are really going to sit still for closing the department? The only way they would do that is with a guarantee that the money and control continues to roll from DC to them. I wish anyone that is fighting against the system all the best of luck. But having a differing opinion is not bashing. It is just that, a differing opinion. This attack on Ms. Taylor is the typical reaction of someone that feels threatened and has no better defense than to attack. What is taking place in education today is not an American driven agenda it is global. It is the agenda to change the culture of Americans and citizens all around the world to a Communist world view. Ms. Taylor did not say to roll back ESSA she said it should be repealed. Rolling back ESSA will not revert us back to NCLB. There is plan to do this without rolling back the hands of time. In the meantime I think it would behoove us all to do whatever we can to get our children off the battlefield why we all work to do whatever we can to one day bring about change. But this battle will be a long one. Most of us have already spent many years fighting the destruction of education and the indoctrination of our children. The more people working this issue the better. We may not succeed but we are by hell going to fight and try. In the meantime, I highly recommend any parent than can please get your kids out of the public school system. It is time to STARVE THE BEAST. I believe a lot more parents could make this happen if they just re-prioritized what is important. A new cell phone, $100 sneakers, new car, big house, vacations or making temporary sacrifices for your child’s future freedom and liberty.

    1. Karen, I am sorry that you saw my comment as an attack. I am certainly not threatened by Lynne or Anita, or any other members of your group. That insult was not necessary. My comments come from frustration over Lynne and Anita’s continued attacks on our efforts especially when they have not taken into account our overall strategy, which encompasses your goals. When someone publicly asserts their opinion, they should be open to critique. Lynne linked Anita’s attack article, which specifically attacked USPIE and our efforts. Furthermore, rolling back and repealing are two different strategies. None of us want NCLB back, we all want to repeal ESEA and since we have common goals, we should be working together rather than bashing strategies or groups of activists. USPIE leaders spent an entire week at our own expense in D.C. meeting with Education and Workforce Committee members and major think tanks a few weeks ago sharing our Blueprint for ending ALL federal education mandates (found at uspie.org) and calling for hearings on 899. We, and most we met with don’t expect 899 to pass, but we believe hearings on the bill is a good first step and will illuminate the national conversation for our shared goals. Repealing ESSA is one of our steps outlined in the Blueprint and we spoke highly of your efforts with everyone for which we met in D.C. It was in sharing our strategy that major think tanks pointed out that we may want to reword our step to repealing ESEA as repealing ESSA would only result in a return to NCLB. I first shared this privately with Alice Linahan by phone and asked her to share it with you and your colleagues. We are sharing this with your group because we want you to be successful in your efforts. I am asking that we support one another and see the positive aspects of collaboration where we share goals. As you know, it is not the first time Anita has bashed USPIE and she made accusations that were untrue when you were involved with our efforts. We have to stop killing our own for the sake of the nation’s children. This is what I said to Lynne: these actions hurt our movement.

  3. Read Vicki Alger’s book: Failure: The Misedukation of America’s Children (mis-spelling intentional), especially the Chapter on Abolishing the Federal Department Brick-by-Brick and then let’s have a discussion. I agree that the programs overseen by FED ED should NOT be moved to other departments except for the 4 mentioned by Dr. Alger. However, ESSA has no teach when there is no FED ED. FED ED supports about 9% of education costs, but controls 100%. Get rid of FED ED and you get rid of their meddling in IDEA which can be handled much more effectively, efficiently, and morally by states. Get rid of FED ED and every state can get rid of CCSS if they wish. Once you get rid of FED ED you can take the fight to state Depts of Ed and actual legislators that YOU do have control over. GOAL: Return control of education to parents and local communities. FIRST STEP to acheive goal: Abolish the Federal Department of Education and return the money to the taxpayers! Thank you for your consideration.

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