- Relief Valve
LECTURE 1: Why We Are In The Dark About Money
- Wealth Objectives
- The Basics - Knowledge is Power
- The Wizard of Oz Story Allegory
- K12 Wealthy Decide
- Richest Two Percent Own Half World
- Cost of Inequality
- K Street Lobbys Write the Law
- Official Federal Reserve K12 Financial Literacy Curriculum by Grade Level
- What's Left Out of the Official U.S. Federal Reserve Curriculum
- Financial Literacy Quotes
- Lecture 1 Objectives and Discussion Questions
- LECTURE 2: The Con
- LECTURE 3: The Vatican-Central to the Origins of Money & Power
- LECTURE 4: London The Corporation Origins of Opium Drug Smuggling
- LECTURE 5: U.S. Pirates, Boston Brahmins Opium Drug Smugglers
- LECTURE 6: The Shady Origins Of The Federal Reserve
- LECTURE 7: How The Rich Protect Their Money
- LECTURE 8: How To Protect Your Money From The 1% Predators
- LECTURE 9: Final Thoughts
EDUCRATS WHO's WHO: A SOPHISTICATED BUSINESS STRATEGY
*REMEMBER IT'S NOT A CONSPIRACY WHEN
YOU CAN PROVE THERE IS A STRATEGY
The Business of Education
ENTREPRENEURS WHO ARE FRIENDS OF THE ELECTED POLITICIANS LOOK FOR THE WAYS TO DIVERT MONEY FROM THE PUBLIC COMMONS TO PRIVATE BUSINESS INTERESTS.
THEY STEAL FROM THE PUBLIC. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT GIVING ANYONE AN EDUCATION. THE PUBLIC GOOD IS SACRIFICED TO THE GREED OF THOSE WHO HAVE THE POWER TO SIPHON TAX PAYERS MONEY INTO THEIR THEIR POCKETS.
WHO ARE THE EducRATS?
WHO ARE THE PLAYERS WHO SET K12 EDUCATION POLICY?
Controlling the education of students everywhere with a uniform and politically correct curriculum of compliance and servitude is obvious to international observers. In a paper by Angela C. Siqueira presented to the Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society called "The World Bank New Discourse and the 1999 Education Strategy", secret documentation is examined that already describes global education policies that will be applied to education initiatives around the world that eerily predict the form and deployment of NCLB in America.
WHAT IS AN EDUCRAT?
The word is a hybrid, combining the Latin part of educator with the Greek part of bureaucrat.
EducRATS CONTROL the intersection between Government (Dept. of Ed), Politicians, their friends, Global Corporate Media, and Global Industry:
EducRATS believe in process. Educrats use "the process" of how children learn to disguise what they are really interested in which is how they can best use the Department of Education, the politicians who are their friends, and the media, to make their greedy global corporation more money.
Disaster Capitalism, K-12 Education, And Corporate Takeovers Of Progressive Organizations
Education is a Business, Big Business as only Merrill Lynch Research can show PDF
Wealthy EducRATS Decide the Purpose of K12 Education while they mystify their control by repeating and selling the message that The Market is God.
The Department of Education is run by whoever the President chooses to anoint and appoint. Citizens don't vote for these people.
The person selected is always about business, research, collecting data, tests, and who to give money to. People who work there are University trained accountants, economists, and people who have owned education businesses. It is not run by teachers. They want to "study" everything and decide where to spend the money, and who to give the money to. Nothing about any of this is related to the education of children.
It is easy to see all the data they spend their careers collecting at the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System . If you ever want to understand what's wrong with the Department of Education, all you need to do is look at this website.
The Department of Education is run by the EDUCRATS.
America's Educational System Roots are based on the same foundations during 1920, 1950, and now in 2013 which are involved with launching the Department of Education Foundation Registry i3 funding incubators.
In politics, money talks when large amounts are given to campaign funds. The Players Who Set Policy K12 Education Policy
Some of the Key Players
Gates: $37 billion
Rockefeller - Harris - Ford - Robertson - Wallace - Walton - Bush
A billion: 1,000,000,000
One thousand million
A trillion: 1,000,000,000,000
One million million
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has regained the top spot as the world's richest person, according to Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.
#educRAT Bill Gates world's richest person but does he know about k12 education? NOTHING except how to Make More $
According to the Daily News Hedge fund executives give 'til it hurts to politicians, especially Cuomo, to get more charter schools
Gates Foundation - Walton Family Foundation - Governor Cuomo - Daniel Loeb, chairman of the board of the Success Academy network - Joel Greenblatt donated $45,000 to Democrats for Education Reform, a political action committee that, in turn, has given Cuomo $72,000.
Carl Icahn, Chairman of Icahn Enterprises and founder of several Bronx charter schools, donated $250K to the group New Yorkers for a Balanced Albany, which aims to keep the state Senate ine GOP hands. Loeb contributed $1 million. So did Robertson, whose son Spencer runs a Brooklyn charter school. The others included Paul Tudor Jones, founder and chairman of Excellence Charter School, with $500,000; Icahn, who founded several Bronx charter schools, with $250,000; and Gotham Capital’s Joel Greenblatt, a founder of Success Academy, with $250,000. Paul Tudor Jones, founder and chief investment officer of Tudor Investment Corporation, also donated half a million to the GOP-supporting group which blasts upstate Democrats as ties to de Blasio.
Gates Foundation and Walton Family Foundation hosted an event focused on spurring investment in charter schools. The event, "Bonds & Blackboards: Investing in Charter Schools," was held at the
Harvard Club in NYC. This event is just an example of a long term effort by hedge fund executives to close public schools and expand charter schools. As the article details, this effort is hallmarked by donations to politicians, aggressive lobbying, and seven-figure donations to pro-charter expenditure groups such as New Yorkers for a Balanced Albany
All that money and lobbying triumphed when Cuomo and the Legislature approved up to $2,600 more per pupil for charter school facilities, with New York City expected to pick up a big portion of that.
Now, the governor wants the Legislature to increase the state limit on charter schools.
Little wonder the big-money hedge fund managers gathered at the Harvard Club. They were there to examine, according to program literature, “the current state of the charter schools facilities financing landscape and new innovative financing mechanisms.”
In other words, all that money thrown at the politicians is about to pay off.
THUGGEE BUSH GANGSTER FAMILY
Jeb Bush created the “Foundation for Educational Excellence” with two goals in mind.
First, to burnish his credentials as a “reformer.” Second, to serve as a vehicle for advocating vouchers, charters, online learning, and high-stakes accountability. Peter Greene writes that we now know who contributed large sums to Jeb’s FEE. We may safely assume that they shared Jeb’s policy goals.
He writes: It is not an exact list in that donors are organized by ranges. So we know that Bloomberg donated somewhere between $1.2 million and $2.4 million, which is quite a margin of error. But it’s still a chunk of change, either way. Joining Bloomberg Philanthropies in the Over a Cool Million Club are these folks, a completely unsurprising list: Walton Family Foundation (between $3.5 mill and over $6 mill) B&M Gates (between $3 mill and over $5 mill) Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation (between $1.6 mill and $3.25 mill) News Corporation (between $1.5 mill and $3 mill) GE Foundation (between $2.5 mill and over $3 mill) Helmsley Trust (at least $2 mill)
The Might Have Hit a Million Club includes The Broad Foundation Jacqueline Hume Foundation Robertson Foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York Kovner Foundation The Arnold Foundation
Beyond those, we find Florida businesses and a fair sampling of folks who have a stake in the FEE mission, like McGraw Hill and Renaissance Learning.
For the most part, it is a familiar list of billionaires and mere multimillionaires. What Greene notes is that there is no evidence of a grassroots base for Jeb’s activities. It is the same old, same old super-rich people–the 1%, if you will–fattening one of their favorites spokesmen. Or, as he writes: The truth about FEE is a reminder– for the gazillionth time– that we have yet to see an actual hard-core full-on grass roots movement in support of reformster policies. It’s also a reminder that if education issues were being decided on merit, or if all the Rich Person money just dried up tomorrow, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.
Ed reform is a big delicate rosebush in the middle of the desert, and money is the water that keeps it alive. Shut off the water, and it’s done. Since there have been no positive results for any of the billionaires’ favorite Big Ideas, there is always the chance they will get bored. Never underestimate the power of boredom among the glitterati.
Washington lawyer Ted Olson, who was solicitor general during Bush's first term, had submitted a pardon request on infamous money swindler Michael Milken’s behalf. President Clinton apparently considered a pardon for Milken in 2001.
The tale of Drexel Burnham Lambert's unlikely rise, gargantuan heights, and calamitous fall is the story of Wall Street. A quarter of a century after Michael Milken wept in court as he apologized for securities fraud, Drexel's cast of characters, ideas, and attitude may be as influential as ever. The people who turned a second-rate investment bank into a money machine, the trillion-dollar market for junk bonds they spawned, and their swagger during the investigation that brought them down helped make global finance what it is now.
FYI: Prescott Bush, George W. Bush's grandfather, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from and collaborated with key financial backers of Nazi Germany. George Bush Sr. with Prescott's money and connections launched Junior's career.
G. W. Bush's brother Neil Bush profits from the Reading First which defrauds the public.
TEXAS SCAM - Reading First Program owned by President Bush's brother Neil Bush is a Fraud - Follow the Money!
BUSH'S FAMILY PROFITS FROM 'NO CHILD' ACT READING FIRST AND VOYAGER EXPANDED LEARNING
Our Tax Money didn't go to Reading First--it went to Ignite! and Voyager Expanded Learning, Neil Bush's business
1999 Putting Public Funds into Private Pockets - Neil Bush and the the people who ushered in those reforms, were politicians, millionaire businessmen or big-time attorney-lobbyists, with no history in education. Passport, Voyager Expanded Learning, Ignite!, Inc. A lot of that money came from Texas Education Agency,Title I funds and direct federal grants under No Child Left Behind.
Neil Bush and Mom's Donation Money
President’s mother, the former First Lady, Barbara Bush, went to visit the Katrina survivors in the Houston Astrodome, and she promised to make a contribution to charity. Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush-Clinton Katrina fund with specific instructions that the money be spent with an educational software company owned by her son Neil.
Ex US Secretary of Education Bill Bennet and President Bush's brother Neil Bush.
In 1999, Bill Bennett's educational venture K12, Inc. received $4M of taxpayer NCLB funding. Bill teamed with a Virginia company backed by the education firm Knowledge Universe that is financed by Michael Milken's money to start up k12.com, his home cyber learning for profit school which is also commodifying educational products. Bill managed to cut a deal with a previous EducRAT Governor Ridge of Pennsylvania to be allowed into the state and, because of his political connections, has managed to secure business relationships with several other states.
Mrs. George Bush
Michael Milken (has been involved with government programs/Scams before)
Jailbird Milken Pays $500M, Served 40 Months under Settlement
The finance legend who built the modern junk bond market in the 1980s while at Drexel Burnham Lambert, only to have the government indict him on racketeering and other charges in 1989. He pleaded guilty in 1990 to lesser counts of conspiracy and fraud related to illegal securities trading after denying the much broader array of allegations. Milken served almost two years in prison.
Milken re-appears in 2006 as an investor in Ignite!whose original investors include Neil's parents and& Neil Bush, who had raised about $23 million from more than a dozen outside investors, including Mohammed Al Saddah, the head of a Kuwaiti company, and Winston Wong, the head of a Chinese computer firm.
Now, after five years of development and backing by investors like Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and onetime junk-bond king Michael R. Milken, Neil Bush aims to roll his high-tech teacher's helpers into classrooms nationwide.
WHITE SHOW LAWYERS
EduShyster on White Shoe Lawyers, Civil Rights, and Charters in Massachusetts
Three of Boston’s most prestigious law firms (“white shoe” lawyers) have combine to litigate for more charter schools in the name of civil rights.
She asks some pertinent questions: Do they know that charters are more segregated than public schools? Do they know that children in charter schools abandon their civil rights at the door? Do they know that many charter schools do not “backfill” (i.e., accept students who apply to enroll in grades after their entering class)? Do they know that the odds of young males graduating from a charter school in Massachusetts are small?
She writes: What? You want to know how it is that civil rights can be used to argue for more charter schools, when, according to a growing body of case law, students in charter schools don’t actually have civil rights? Or how, in the course of four decades, *civil rights* could go from a fierce battle over desegregating schools and diversifying the teaching force to the right of students to attend more segregated schools and be taught by young, mostly white teachers? Or why our pro bono-ists seem so charmingly ill-informed, not just about the state’s charter schools, but about all of the schools that are publicly attended? All mere trifles, reader. While the constitutional challenge to the charter cap has yet to make its official debut, it gets underway unofficially this week with the hottest ticket in town: the annual charter school lottery. Our pro bono-ists will identify a handful of lottery losers, invite them to become plaintiffs, then introduce them to the press, Vergara-style. Of course, the bold plan is not without its challenges. Like getting past that *awkward* bit about the plaintiffs being denied access to *high-performing seats* that have no students in them because of the charter lobby’s staunch position against *backfilling.* Also, probably best to avoid including a would-be 9th grade boy in the plaintiff pool, as he turns out to have about as much chance of graduating from a Boston charter high school, going to college and completing college as he does of winning the actual lottery. But I digress. (The links are in the post.)
1999 Controlling the education of students everywhere
with a uniform and politically correct curriculum of compliance and servitude is obvious to international observers.
In a paper by Angela C. Siqueira presented to the Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society called "The World Bank New Discourse and the 1999 Education Strategy", (no longer on the net) secret documentation is examined that already describes global education policies that will be applied to education initiatives around the world that eerily predict the form and deployment of NCLB in America.
Based on the 1999 education sector strategy and World Bank documents... -snip- ...it seems that the main target is to create intellectual dependence and impose a one-sided solution and view of the world, by eliminating the possibility for the emergence of alternative perspectives. In summary, the Knowledge Management Bank and its Education Knowledge Management System seem to be an attempt to foster the commodification, sterilization, and standardization of knowledge. Therefore, it constitutes a serious peril to democracy, which presupposes diversity and not homogeneity.
President Obama sent to the Senate his nomination of Jim Shelton to be Deputy Secretary of Education.
U.S. Department of Education's $650 million fund to boost education innovation.
Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, said it is easier than ever for schools to use new ideas and products because of increasing Internet connectivity, cheaper technology and the growing use of hard data to measure outcomes. "The shift toward evidence as the currency for education ... will make it a much more rational market," Shelton said. "It will be much easier for entrepreneurs to prove that what they have is what people should be spending time and money on."
LARGE FEDERAL CONTRACTS FOR PRIVATE FIRMS
Congress and President Barack Obama eliminate private banks from the federal student loan program in favor of having the federal government lend directly to students.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: EVERYONE WHO IS ANYONE IS IN ON THIS MONEY MAKING SCHEME
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION + POLITICIANS +UNIVERSITY +INDUSTRY +MEDIA
The State PEPPM State Cooperative Purchasing Statutes
Many states have statutes regarding intergovernmental relations or joint powers agreements that address cooperative purchasing by public agencies or governmental units. Click on the State Cooperative Purchasing Statutes link to review such statutes for your state. (800) 636-3779.
EDUCRATS - The intersection between the Government (Dept. of Ed), Politicians (and their friends), Global Corporate Media, and Global Industry:
2010 Revenue multiples in the Education Industry continued their strong upward trend, rising 38% to 1.8, which represents a 200% growth from the low of 0.6 in 1st Half 2009.
Federal Department of EDUCATION INC. K12 Federal Department of Education is for sale. See Government Programs
The Department of Education is run by whoever the President wants to select. Citizens don't vote for these people.
The person selected is always about business, research, collecting data, tests, and who to give money too. People who work there are University trained accountants, economists, and people who have owned education businesses. It is not run by teachers. They want to "study" everything and decide where to spend the money, and who to give the money to. Nothing about any of this is related to the education of children. It is easy to see all the data they spend their careers collecting at the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System . If you ever want to understand what's wrong with the Department of Education all you need to do is look at this website.
Remember! Corporate greed brought you
slavery, sweatshops and ghettos
Organized labor brought you
the weekend, health care, and retirement benefits!
EXAMPLES OF EDUCRATS:
FINANCIAL DRIVERS OF PRIVATIZATION
EARHART VARTAN GREGORIAN
Earhart Foundation Their secrete money promotes their agenda.
In a 2004 article for Philanthropy, a journal published by the conservative Philanthropy Roundtable, Martin Davis highlights the foundation's support for economists:
"For economists, one pinnacle stands above all others — the Nobel Prize".
2010 Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
American Historical Association now carries out the 1920's Carnegie Foundation goals that will change how history is taught in America.
In 1954 the Reece Committee, chaired by Carroll B. Reece,produced its findings regarding the influence of tax-exempt foundations in the field of education.*
The report also briefly mentions their influence in politics, propaganda, social sciences and international affairs. The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, Carnegie Foundation and others were discussed during the Committee hearings. Programs of social engineering designed to acclimate the people to globalist policy and goals, combined with pushes for global governance have been pushed on the American people for almost 100 years.
2010 JPMorgan Chase & Co. has announced a $325 million effort to support the building, expansion, and renovation of charter schools, $50 million to community-development institutions that support charter schools, and $175 million in debt-financing and $100 million in "new markets tax-credit equity" for charters.
JPMorgan Chase's plan is a way for the bank to make money from public education rather than provide charity to it. For the $100 million that the bank is providing in "new markets tax-credit equity," JPMorgan gets a tax credit through a federal program that lets taxpayers receive credits against income taxes for qualified investments in designated community-development entities. The credit for the investor equals 39% of the cost of the investment, and is claimed over seven years. Essentially, it amounts to a loan; they're making money from the government because they're able to offset these funds with this tax credit.
Daria Hall, Director of K-12 Policy Development at The Education Trust was Client Services Assistant at Texas Legislative Council
The Education Trust, 1250 H Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005 Tel: 202/293-1217 Fax: 202/293-2605.
These foundations support the work of The Education Trust:
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Carnegie Corporation of New York
- MetLife Foundation
State Farm Companies Foundation
State Farm: Company Grants
State Farm is committed to meeting the needs of communities by giving in three areas: Safe Neighbors (safety), Strong Neighborhoods (community development), and Education Excellence (education). Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: nonprofit, 501(c)3 organizations; Canadian charitable organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities. Deadline: October 31, 2010.
Washington Mutual Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Walter B. Hewlett
Walter S. Johnson Foundation - Walter S. Johnson III,
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
Lumina Foundation for Education
Karen & Christopher Payne Family Foundation
The Wallace Foundation
controlling the education of students everywhere with a uniform and politically correct curriculum of compliance and servitude is obvious to international observers. Make way for the New World Order that will be governed by an unelected global elite with their self-created legal framework.
1973 David Rockefeller
Only surviving child of John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. and Abigail Greene "Abby" Aldrich, and the only surviving grandchild of oil tycoon John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. (founder of Standard Oil) chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Bank who founded the Trilateral Commission: World Shadow Government.
To put it simply, Trilateralists are saying: The people, governments and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations.
THE STUDENT /WORKER'S PERSPECTIVE - JOKE'S ON YOU
Research from the National League of Cities,
The United Conference of Mayors, and the National Association of Counties forecasts that close to 500,000 municipal workers will lose their jobs. Those worker terminations will take place some time between this fiscal year and next. Local governments plan to reduce work forces by 8.6% from fiscal 2009 to fiscal 2011. Municipalities and states operate on mid-year fiscal periods. A deeper look at the survey numbers shows that most of the cuts will be made in the public safety and public works areas. That raises the threat of a significant attrition in law enforcement work forces and employees who manage and repair infrastructure, particularly roads.