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California Democrat Legislators Hostile To Traditional Families

California Right to Life Committee, Inc.
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By CAMILLE GIGLIO

February 8, 2018 - Walnut Creek, CA - Right To Life News - The 2017 legislative year  ended on January 31, 2018. The new  legislative year began on Monday, February 5. 2018.

Dan Walters, the dean of Sacramento, CA reporter [Sacramento Bee, 57 years!] sums up the session [With schools and rainy day fund covered, a fight over a state surplus now looms, Sacramento Bee].

Though Walters’ articles are invariably good, this one falls a bit short.

What’s missing is an exploration of the truth behind the Democrat initiative called, Education Legislation.

After thoroughly studying the matter this writer can report that the legislation is part of the ongoing radical Democrat plan to turn education into a tool of political indoctrination as demonstrated by a sub-category of Education Legislation, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

SEL employs ideas from disciplines of psychology, biology and neuroscience as well as esoteric theories held over from the days of the [discredited] Human Potential Movement. This program is intended to manipulate or create behaviors in children to place them within the ideological mindset of the nation’s most radical Democrat Party, that of California [a state that has the highest unemployment and lowest per-capita GDP in the nation.]

Affective domain has to do with how a student “feels”. It is the reactions to information or stimuli. By contrast, Didactic teaching/learning has to do with imparting information to students who assimilate it academically, line on line, or, concept upon concept. 

Traditionally it was called “Academics.”

SEL delves into students’ mindsets, attitudes, emotions, interactions and reactions to their own and other’s behavior and academic performances.

One such mind changing curriculum is in use in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is called Brain-Based Learning or Growth Mindset. It was developed by a Stanford Psychology Professor named Carol Dweck.

It is based on the idea of students’ ability to physically grow or facilitate their own brain capacity by being led through “new concepts, new experiences or practicing certain skills over time.”

This explains the presence of sex-ed training in school.

In other words, experiential internalizing of behaviors with the objective of changing the neural connections to remap the brain. The concept is to change perception itself in individual students. (sort of driving out the natural instinct). Dweck published in early 2000’s “Mind Set, a New Psychology of Success.”

The way to solve this problem, they think, is to prepare our children for a life as global citizens. The tactic re-directs children’s  loyalties from the family to the school and community.

This is one explanation for why some high schools send their students out to serve on food lines in San Francisco’s tenderloin district.

To accomplish their goal  politicians began, decades ago, to pass legislation opening up academics to precise outcome based and specific community goals. This requires education with all sorts of business, industry and church  Partnerships. These groups have been given legislatively protected access to our children without parental influence, cooperation or consent.

Some legislators, even today, still believe that children arrive at school socially and emotionally damaged by their parents, society and church.

Assembly member John Vasconcellos, (D) a Santa Clara graduate, was one of the first legislators, to this writer’s knowledge, to introduce  this concept into his education bills.

This system-changing curriculum still taxes the parents. in fact it is so all demanding that it requires the system to promote parent/teacher (or, the new term, facilitator) partnerships to insure that the parents cooperate in the new education agenda.

The Distinguished After-School Health Recognition Program – DASH. SB55, by Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson, (D-Sta Barbara) is an excellent example of access to students.

This activity is fashioned after Planned parenthood’s sexual health training. It is, according to the wording provided by the Center for Disease Control, an expansion of the Whole school, Whole Community, whole Child collaborative Model.

SB55 should have died but it is still held in committee in the Assembly Appropriations while the budget is being debated. It is now considered a two-year bill. If the funding is not approved, It will be back again in 2018.  Unless there is enough protesting by parents and taxpayers to stop all this.

Such a bill sure to return  is AB!577, by Mike Gipson, (D). This Career Technical Education: Access Plan was introduced on 2/17/17. It failed to get out of its house of origin which should have killed it. However, it is now still pending, and is being gutted and amended. It is one of a stable of bills designed to move education further into its system-changing role as workforce development.

Another bill, AB 842, California Community Schools Act by Mike Gipson, (D-L.A.) would have authorized schools to receive grants to operate as community schools.  This means wrap-around services aside from any academics. This is modeled after a 2010 Obama launched program called the Promise Neighborhood Initiative  Here’s some of the supporting arguments:

  • Programs supported by research and Best Practices.
  • Deep parent engagement practices.
  • Technical assistance.
  • Schools would form real partnerships with non-profits, businesses and federal Governments, universities, hospitals, and organizations which will better meet the core unmet student needs.

Bills like this give a double meaning to “Common Core.”  Unmet core needs obviously can mean Social, Emotional needs as well as academic. The idea of both being common or the same.

Now  I understand the meaning behind “best practices” much more clearly.

AB834, by Patrick O’Donnell, (D-L.A.) School-Based Health Centers. This is  Planned Parenthood conceived creating  a statewide School-Based Health Advisory Committee or, partnership, enabling the schools to receive Medi-Cal funding.. The Director would be Helen Roth Dowden, long time aggressive Planned Parenthood operative.

Here are some other bills which are still alive and require contacting your legislator to oppose:

AB11., Kevin McCarty (D-Sacto) EPSDT Program: Screening Services.

Amended 1/3/18

This Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment program aka Bright Futures  - a Preventive Pediatric health care program promoted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is another example of an Obama/Medi-Cal left over. It would be directed by the Dept of Education and managed by the Maternal and Child Health Dept. Its purpose, to collect data on families during home visitations. It would follow the pregnant mother and then mother and baby until the child is 5 years old. It has 30 First 5 offices listed as in support along with many other community service and day care programs.

  • Bill is now in the Senate. Call your Senator to urge a NO vote.

AB26 by Anna Caballero, (D-Monterey) was a companion piece but was vetoed by Gov. Brown who stated that he was returning the bill without his signature because there were already enough such programs. This would have set up a pilot program within the Dept of Education to train license-exempt child care providers (family members, Grandma, etc) in the best practices for caring for pre-school children.

AB320, Ken Cooley, (D-Sacto) Child Advocacy Centers. (Failed) Would have authorized Child Advocacy Centers to provide services to all suspected or real child abuse situations focusing on newborn to age 5 situations.  Of course, these centers would be packed with anti-family spokespersons.

SB320, Connie Leyva, Public Health: Abortion by Medication Techniques.

THIS IS NOW A TWO-YEAR BILL.  It is a Planned Parenthood bill designed to require Cal Universities and Cal State Universities to develop on-campus the services of medical abortion , or morning-after type pills to students who live either on or off campus. It also offers assistance and funding for private universities to set up such clinic services.

  • This has passed the Senate and is now in the Assembly.  Call to your Assembly member, Urge a NO vote.

AB977, Travis Allen, (R-Orange Co.) Workforce Development. (failed, never had a hearing)  Was probably a spot bill (place holder) The wording of this bill wraps up this whole report.

14010. The California Workforce Development Board is the body responsible for assisting the Governor in the development, oversight, and continuous improvement of California’s the state’s workforce investment system and the alignment of the education and workforce investment systems to the needs of the 21st century economy and workforce.

The CWDB is a Regional Planning Board whose purpose is to create the Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan – 2016-2020. A United State Plan to guide the workforce system.

  • FAILED

One final comment:  It is not only California’s legislators who like to invade the family privacy.  A recent edition of  Politics K-12 from Education Week has an article titled House Education Panel Debates Student-Data-Privacy by Allyson Klein dated 1/30/2018.  It also has another article entitled: Supporting Instruction in the Common Core.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k12/2018/01/privacy_house_debate_evidence.html?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=campaignk-12

  • Here is a listing of  other bills. All left over as two-year bills:

AB882,  Joaquin Arambula,9D-Fresno) Pupil Health Care services: Task Force. This has two planned parenthood affiliated supporters, Children Now and Teachers for Healthy Kids.

AB834, Patrick O’Donnell, (D-L.A. Co.) School-Based Health Programs, Held in Senate Appropriations.

  • Call your Senator, urge a NO vote.

AB849, Dante Acosta, R-San Fernando) California Workforce Development Board: Task Force.  The formation of yet another task force.

  • Call your Assembly member and urge that this bill not be heard.

AB424, Ben Allen (D-Redondo) Regional Environmental Education Community Network. Establishes the Regional Environmental Education Community Network to insure environmental literacy in the State’s public schools.

  • In Assembly Education Committee. P. O’Donnell, Chair, Rocky Chavez, ® V. Chair. Call and urge a NO vote,  916-319-2087 for Committee. Or, Chavez, 916-319-2076.

Legislators have given themselves and third parties authority to act in-lieu of parental authority.  They have carved-out areas of family life and given those duties, obligations and joys to others deemed better qualified to raise the future adults of our country.

When you, the parent and taxpayer contact your legislator you are standing up for the rights of families and of families and children to be protected from invasion of their privacy.

The “common core” of America is the family, the church, the respect for individual rights protected by our Constitution.  Once outsiders have chipped away at those rights often enough, the common core of American family life will be so weakened that it will fall apart. We already see it in some ethnic groups existence.

Stand up for the children, call the legislators, stand firm.

References:

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/workforce-plan-recommends-coordination-of-efforts/

https://www.partnerforchildren.org/board

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Take away God, all respect for civil laws, all regard for even the most necessary institutions disappears; justice is scouted; the very liberty that belongs to the law of nature is trodden underfoot; and men go so far as to destroy the very structure of the family, which is the first and firmest foundation of the social structure.
- St. Pius X, Jucunda Sane, March 12, 1904