The Austin Independent School District (ISD) school board approved a radical new sex-education curriculum for grades 3-8 that encourages all kinds of sex at young ages, urges kids to join LGBT “pride” parades, and aims to redefine biological sex and erase the words “mom” and “dad” from children’s vocabulary.
More than 100 people testified against the new curriculum on Monday night, and testimony lasted until after midnight. Yet the school board unanimously approved the new curriculum.
“This vote by the Austin ISD Board sends a clear message: people of faith and traditional moral values are not welcome in Austin ISD,” David Walls, vice president of Texas Values and a parent in Austin ISD, said in a statement. “By passing this curriculum, Austin ISD has broken the sacred trust that parents put in their children’s schools. Austin ISD parents have no reason to entrust their children to a school district that weaponizes education to indoctrinate children into the LGBT political movement.”
In a document revealing the radical nature of the curriculum, Texas Values drew attention to materials for the Grades 3-5 curriculum that encourage children to abandon the terms “mother” and “father” or “mom” and “dad.”
“Use Gender Inclusive Language,” the curriculum advises teachers. “It is important to avoid terms which refer only to ‘male’ and ‘female’ identities when speaking with young children as this can limit their understanding of gender into binaries and can exclude children who may not identify within these identities. For example, when discussing family members or adults they may have in their life, try not to only use terms like ‘mom’ or ‘dad’. Try integrating words like, ‘parents’ or, ‘guardians’ to include children whose parents might not fit into ‘traditional’ concepts of family structures.”
Can you help? Project Pajamas, started 10+ years by Judge Ari Symons, needs your help. Over the years, over 10,000 PJs have been distributed throughout Santa Cruz County.
Through Project Pajamas, all kids needing sheltering in Santa Cruz County receive a NEW pair of PJs the first night they are in emergency sheltering. All sizes for girls and boys — infant to teenage — are needed.
How you can help:
Drop off new PJs from Oct 1-18, 2019 at:
Santa Cruz County Bank locations (e.g., across from Safeway in Aptos, CA ) or
at Twin Lakes Church (barrels are located at entrance to the church sanctuary). Robin is the admin contact person at TLC.
Come SAT., OCT 19, 2019 9 am-11 am to the Lobby of Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, CA. Help other volunteers sort, fold and ready for distribution of PJ’s which have been collected Fall 2019. You can sign up to help Project Pajamas at www.tlc.org/aok
Rotary Club Sunrise and Twin Lakes Church (Robin is the admin contact person) have been gathering PJs and publicizing. Many hands make light work.
Enjoy meeting other volunteers Sat. Oct. 19 and help bring comfort to kids needing sheltering in Santa Cruz County.
Started by Judge Ari Symons, over 10,000 PJ’s have been distributed since the program started. Wow!
Please help Project Pajamas to continue its mission: distributing brand new PJs to every child needing sheltering in Santa Cruz County. These kids, infant to age 18, need our love and support.
All families need dads and a parent with a real job. Get off the dole?
Welfare ‘mamas’ — black, white, brown, whatever ‘color’ … the government welfare system rips families apart so they never start? Since the 1960’s ….
Wake up black ‘mamas’. Cherish your black babies. Stop aborting them. Take guns away from your black boys and stop them from killing other blacks. Celebrate ways to make families hang in there and keep men present in the home. Say ‘no’ to dependency and government welfare.
And wake up ‘white pot head mamas! The same goes for all white mamas ‘on the dole’. In CA there’s 3-5 generations of white women who, since the 1960’s, made their pin money via growing pot. They live on welfare and use money from pot to pay for their life style. Now the money has stopped because pot is legal in CA. Like the ‘black mamas’ these white welfare mamas continue to live on government welfare based on no fathers in the homes. The clock is ticking.
This also applies to Hispanic ‘senoras’ and ‘senoritas’. In California — which is 40% Hispanic — in certain cities such as Salinas, CA and Watsonville, CA there’s low level, continual gang warfare with Hispanic gangs killing other Hispanic gangs. It’s gotta be the woman who say No more …..
Let’s stop the killing of babies. Black, white, brown, whatever color.
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented in its Abortion Surveillance report for 2015 – released on Nov. 23, 2018 – there were 124,893 white abortions and 121,829 black abortions that year, a difference of 3,064 babies killed. (See Table 12.)
The current method: Can you add? Know some basic division? Then maybe you can become a teacher … Questions for wanna-be teachers ask for a bit of basic addition and division.
Here’s some examples of typical questions.
Here’s a question from a recent test given to college students in Michigan planning to become teachers: “Which of the following is largest? a. 1/4, b. 3/5, c. 1/2, d. 9/20.” Another question: “A town planning committee must decide how to use a 115-acre piece of land. The committee sets aside 20 acres of the land for watershed protection and an additional 37.4 acres for recreation. How much of the land is set aside for watershed protection and recreation? a. 43.15 acres, b. 54.6 acres, c. 57.4 acres, d. 60.4 acres”.
The Arizona teacher certification test asks: “Janet can type 250 words in 5 minutes, what is her typing rate per minute? a. 50wpm, b. 66wpm, c. 55wpm, d. 45wpm.” The California Basic Educational Skills Test asks the test taker to find the verb in the following sentence: “The interior temperatures of even the coolest stars are measured in millions of degrees. a. Coolest, b. Of even, c. Are measured, d. In millions”. A CBEST math question is: “You purchase a car making a down payment of $3,000 and 6 monthly payments of $225. How much have you paid so far for the car? a. $3225, b. $4350, c. $5375, d. $6550, e. $6398.”
OK — So what’s a better to hire teachers? Hire teachers based on the discipline — what they are competent in — what they learned in college. A degree in biology required to teach biology. The ‘how to be a teacher’ stuff be learned on the side.
Firenze Sage: This is the best evidence for charter and voucher schools.
Where to bed your cell phone? Not next to you — or near your bed — so we hear.
The California Department of Public Health has warned the public long-term exposure to cell phones could cause health concerns, advising citizens to take steps such as keeping devices away from their beds at night.
In a statement, state public health officer Dr. Karen Smith declared, “We know that simple steps, such as not keeping your phone in your pocket and moving it away from your bed at night, can help reduce exposure for both children and adults.”
“Children’s brains develop through the teenage years and may be more affected by cellphone use,” Dr. Smith continued, adding, “Parents should consider reducing the time their children use cellphones and encourage them to turn the devices off at night.”
According to a report earlier this year, 45 percent of US children between the ages of ten and twelve own a smartphone with a service plan, while another report revealed that “42% of US children 8 and younger now have their own tablet devices.”
Does he rub your back OK? What over diner do Mueller’s FBI agents Page and Strzok –involved in the Trump investigation — say to spouses? ‘Pass the peas?’
What do FBI agents Strzok and Page — both married to different people — say to their spouses over dinner tonight (Dec. 13, 2017) now that it comes out what they have been doing [having a sexual affair] and sending text communications back and forth about their dislike of Trump. And how to save the country from a possible President Trump.
Do Page and Strzok say, ‘Pass the peas?’ On Wed. FBI agent Page and her husband Barrow left their home to do what they do, i.e, get children where they have to go.
Clearly, Special Investigator Mueller did not check out the political bias of those he put on his crack team. Clearly Mueller did not do his homework. Now it’s unraveling … Why did Mueller put the lead FBI agent Stzok involved with the Clinton emails [he sat in on the interviews and recommended changing the language so more supportive of Clinton] also on the team investigating Trump? That was Mueller’s bad decision.
How does the Page/ Strzok sexual affair and their communications back and forth impact the image of the FBI and USA federal government. Both Strzok and Page were and are pro-Clinton and anti-Trump and have been so for a long time.
And – very importantly also — how does the publicity about all this impact their children and their families?
Yes – this info may impact the Mueller investigation of Trump.
How help starving Venezuela children? How get milk and food to starving children? See various links below you can contact.
The grim reality facing mothers in Venezuela: “They say their children cry all day and they can only give them water. They are dying.” So says Maritza Landaeta coordinator of Caracas based non-profit Bengoa which works to aid Venezuelans in food and nutritional needs since 2000.
In some parts of the country 50% of the children have left school because of hunger. The website Estimulo reports that the average person in Caracas Venezuela has lost 30 pounds since the beginning of 2016.
The Catholic aid organization Caritas Venezuela estimates that 14.5% of children under age five suffer from moderate or severe malnutrition.
Food is controlled and votes are bought. To receive food rations Venezuelans must carry a government issued license available only to those approved by the regime.
Minus 454 degrees — that’s really frozen — is ‘toasty warm’ says ‘the science guy’ Bill Nye. Redditers were not fans of the answers Bill Nye “the science guy” gave in an AMA.
They grilled former children’s show host Bill Nye for dodging questions and giving inaccurate answers.
Bill Nye held the AMAon Wednesday to promote his upcoming documentary. Nye says his goal is to end “anti-scientific thinking,” but Reddit users were left less than satisfied with answers “the science guy” gave to their questions.
Redditers couldn’t resist going after Nye for saying science is “true whether you believe it or not.” Commenters quickly pointed to Nye’s less-than-scientific claim that gender is a spectrum, and not binary.
Right off the bat Nye got hit for saying 3 Kelvins was “toasty warm, referring to the temperature of space. One savvy commenter noted 3 Kelvins is about the same as -454 degrees Fahrenheit.” That’s really frozen.
Firenze Sage: Beware global warming experts in witch hats.
A defrocked Catholic priest trains to be a Psychoanalyst. Per article in the New York Times, the Roman Catholic Church recently lists the names of eight priests, defrocked for child abuse, who might – as they are alive – pose a danger. One of them is Christopher Coleman.
Other defrocked priests include James Lara who lost his job a couple days ago as professor at Arizona State University and Charles M. Mangini, age 79; he is retired and lives in Old Bridge, N.J
On his Twitter page, Christopher Lee Coleman (brchris8) states that he is a ‘Psychoanalyst in Training’. On his Linked In page, Coleman lists training starting in 2012 at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. A minimum of 400 hours of clinical supervision is part of the training for Psychoanalyst at the Center.
Does the Center for Modern Psychanalytic Studies know that Coleman is a de-frocked Catholic priest?
What image comes to mind when thinking about Freud and psycho-analysis? For some, a couch comes to mind. written by Cameron Jackson
Kellogg’s will be redesigning Corn Pops cereal boxes after a complaint about racially insensitive art on the packaging.
The Battle Creek, Mich.-based cereal and snack maker said on Twitter Wednesday it will replace the cover drawing of cartoon characters shaped like corn kernels populating a shopping mall. The corn pop characters are shown shopping, playing in an arcade or frolicked in a fountain. One skateboards down an escalator.
What struck Saladin Ahmed was that a single brown corn pop was working as a janitor operating a floor waxer. Ahmed, current writer of Marvel Comics’ Black Bolt series and author of 2012 fantasy novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, took to Twitter Tuesday to ask, “Why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism.”
He added in a subsequent post: “yes its a tiny thing, but when you see your kid staring at this over breakfast and realize millions of other kids are doing the same…”
Kellogg’s responded to Ahmed on the social media network about five hours later that “Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion. We did not intend to offend – we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon.
Firenze Sage writes: Rice Krispies are anti Chinese …. or is it cultural appropriation …. or maybe it is just breakfast?