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Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by Belladonna, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Belladonna Member

    Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    As you already know, Applied Scholastics is approved to provide tutoring to public school children in eleven US states.
    http://forums.whyweprotest.net/291-scientology-discussion/applied-scholastics-your-public-schools-now-53403/

    This is the result of the No Child Left Behind program, which provides Supplemental Educational Services providers (ie outside tutors) to students in "failing schools." One of the problems with this plan is that it allows faith-based organizations to do the tutoring, which makes it easier for Applied Scholastics to make the cut.

    But now Obama has called to change NCLB
    Obama to Seek Sweeping Change in ‘No Child’ Law
    Administration Proposals Seek Broad Changes to ‘No Child Left Behind’ - NYTimes.com

    and the House of Representatives has gotten to work.
    Representatives Want To Overhaul 'No Child Left Behind' - The Two-Way - Breaking News, Analysis Blog : NPR

    As we know, these things take time.

    But now is the time to let your Rep know what you think, whether Applied Scholastics is in your state or not. You can argue that you don't want religious groups tutoring children, or you could argue that you don't want outside groups (private, non-union teachers) drawing away funds from the public school system. There are any number of approaches you could take. But it's taken a long time for this crap program to come back on the table; let's kill it.

    You can find your Rep here if you have never written to them before.
    United States House of Representatives, 111th Congress, 2nd Session
  2. Optimisticate Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    It's time to eliminate this excuse of a law. This is something I have protested since its inception, it's something that needs to disappear into the annals of history. I think legislators have forced a portion of a generation to believe that no matter how poorly they do at something, someone else is going to pat their head, give them a gold star and an E for effort, and push them along to the next level as if in a game. Not many in the govt seem to understand that there are no cheat codes for life.
  3. RightOn Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    No child left behind was one of the biggets fails.
    It's across the board approach was utterly ridiculous
    It hurt students,teachers and entire schools.

    Applied scholastics aint sneaking into my town. hell no
  4. Belladonna Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    You're not the only one who thinks so.

    Leading Scholar?s U-Turn on School Reform Shakes Up Debate - NYTimes.com
  5. RightOn Member

  6. Anonymous Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    A letter to my congresscritter. Already sent.

  7. Anonymous Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    We have them in Memphis, and are trying to get them removed. Our focus has been that their teaching are secular, and as per the code for TN, the group can be seular, but the teachings must be non secular.
  8. Anonymous Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    <3 Diane Ravitch.
  9. Anonymous Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    Huh? If this is about Applied Scholastics, the group can be non-secular (you say so; I don't like that one bit) but the teachings must be SECULAR.

    'Secular 'means rational and intelligent and is the opposite of sacred or religious.
  10. 3rdMan Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    No Child Left Behind was one of the worst things to happen to our nation's education institution (No Child Left Behind Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Apposing the act itself, or at least supporting reform to the act, is a good cause in itself. I can't fathom why Applied Scholastics was allowed into the equation of NCLB, but yeah, sending research (particularly Dr. Touretsky's Scientology's Study Technology - Essay - Dr. David Touretzky) about it would help a lot.
  11. Anonymous Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    Ooops. Brainfart. You are correct. Had them mixed up.
  12. Anon Ominous Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    Wrong. Secular means worldly or temporal
  13. Belladonna Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    Well you know now your work has just become 100% easier. You don't have to worry about the secular/religious slippery eel. You can just go straight to your Rep, who's already working on this on a national level, and say "No more SES providers." *

    Poon, you're done. (Poons from family and friends would help too of course)



    *(From what I understand, the concept of Adequate Yearly Progress, which results in SES providers being assigned, is already under the hatchet.)
  14. Major Boyle Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    Not gonna happen. Telling religious groups that they are not eligible for money is a violation of the 14th amendment equal protection clause, due process violation under the 5th amendment and a violation of the first amendment (religious freedom).

    As long as the cult can claim religious status, then it can suck at the tit of government just like every other special interest group.
  15. Belladonna Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    @ Major Boyle

    House Education Committee: No Child Left Behind Act is Not Fair

    Gambling with the Children
    If you don't happen to agree with the church/state angle, then there are many other points you can make when writing your letter, as stated in OP. There are many problems; just pick one.
    No Child Left Behind Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Don't know what you mean by "not gonna happen," but yes indeed there is an almost overwhelming chance that we will make this happen. It's already in motion.
  16. Flack Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    . Let me know whats going and if I can help. As you know the savages live here in Memphis as well as the main AS office for tennessee.
  17. 3rdMan Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    Article elaborates the focus on reforming NCLB.
    Obama on No Child Left Behind
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  20. RightOn Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    I just read the article
    This part.... "Moreover, we worry that the administration is rashly scrapping the requirement that parents in failing schools be offered school choice and free tutoring. "

    Is this where COS has snuck in before with applied scholastics through free tutoring? or not?
  21. Belladonna Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    Yes. "Supplemental educational services providers."
  22. TypingChimp Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    I have no problem with the government paying for tutoring... provided the tutors are licensed to teach in accordance with that state's laws and in full compliance with the curriculum requirements. At the very least, they should be students well on their way to a B.Ed. Applied Scholastics would fail on all three counts. As for people paying for their own tutors, hell, caveat emptor. While it would be nice, you can't prevent people from being dipshits. You can't even always prevent people from being conned. All you can do is react.
  23. Belladonna Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    People do all the time; has nothing to do with the issue at hand.



    Now that health care is (mostly) in the can (except for some delicious tears), education/NCLB will come up in sharper focus with congress. Time to get some bawwwwing in.
  24. Nancy Many Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    Did you guys know that George W. Bush put in John Daniels (Who is a Scintologist) as Cheif of staff to the Secretary of Education Rod Paige from 2001-2005. This is during the time of the SES Programs and Applied Scholastics. On of the Tom Cruis video clips released in 2008 has a clip of retired Scientologist John Danielson, other Tom Cruise video's have clips of TC walking the corridors of power with the Secretary of Education Rod Paige.

    All Applied Scholastics groups used to be required to pay the Scientology Group A.B.L.E. 10% of all their gross income, wonder if this happened with them as SES's as well?

    Applied Scholastics teaches the exact same material taught in Scientology, guised as a religious course and paid for with tax free dollars.
    N
  25. Scatman Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    Thanks, Nancy. Did not know that. Yes, John Danielson is a scilon and Applied Scholastics is controlled by OSA, as are all scientology social front groups.

  26. Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    Slippery bastards, business as usual, one would think if Scientology is so fantastic, they would proudly put their name on it, Scientology's Narconon, Scientology's Applied Scholastic (both of which are nothing but 100% bogus, absurdly overpriced Scientology courses and programs), this and thousands more front groups and bogus WISE businesses, ALL hiding their Scientology connections......

    It's in keeping with L. Ron Hubbard lying, abusive policies for his phony religion, scamming, controlling cult that is being totally exposed and rightfully so.
  27. Belladonna Member

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  29. Scintellanon Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    I'm going to start a new thread, pertaining to Los Angeles (if there's not another one here somewhere) to add this to. Is Applied Scholastics, ABLE or any front registered in LA as a private or charter school?

    If so, this is the concern:

    Union fails to restrict charter schools - latimes.com

    Union fails to restrict charter schools
    An unsuccessful suit tried to prohibit charters from operating 30 new L.A. unified schools.

    By Jason Song

    April 3, 2010

    A lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles teachers union to block the city's school district from giving new campuses to charter schools was denied Friday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge.

    The suit was filed in December on behalf of United Teachers Los Angeles as a result of the Los Angeles Unified School District's controversial school reform plan, which sought to turn over 30 campuses to bidders from inside and outside the district, including charter school organizations.

    The lawsuit claimed that L.A. Unified could not allow charter operators to take over new campuses unless 50% of the district's permanent teachers petitioned for it. Charters are independently managed public schools and are generally nonunion.

    The legal process went forward, and the school board voted to give teacher-led groups control of 22 of the campuses; four were awarded to charters.

    If the lawsuit had been successful, the district could have had to change plans at the charter campuses and adjust procedures for school takeovers by charters in the future. Forty more campuses will be put up for bid over the next four years.

    But Judge Alan S. Rosenfield rejected the lawsuit, writing in his ruling that it had depended on "illogical and strained interpretations" of the education code.

    Supt. Ramon C. Cortines called the ruling a "huge win for parents and students."

    A.J. Duffy, president of the teachers union, said his group would review the decision before deciding whether to appeal.

    jason.song@latimes.com

    Copyright © 2010, The Los Angeles Times

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    Los Angeles was the hotbed for Scientology charter schools in 1997, (yet harpooned)
    charter schools applied scholastics los angeles - Google Search


    I found one applied scholastics so far in LA, listed in (or using) private, non-demoninational capacity here:
    Applied Scholastics Academy Valley - Reseda, California/CA - Private School Profile
  30. BusinessBecky Member

    Re: Dump Applied Scholastics - No Child Left Behind up for review

    Sounds a lot like socialism for the rich dwarf.

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