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Betsy DeVos’s Education Choice And The “Free Lunch” Trap

Betsy DeVos's Education Choice And The "Free Lunch" Trap

“There isn’t any such factor as a free lunch, however there’s all the time free cheese in a mousetrap.”

The Actual Story Behind Ole’ Betsy’s Twisted and Distorted CHOICE Lure.

Will American Mother and father Seize For the Bait?

March 11, U.S. Secretary of Schooling Betsy DeVos introduced on the Council for American Personal Schooling (CAPE) State Administrators Annual Assembly that the Division will not implement a restriction barring spiritual organizations from serving as contract suppliers of equitable providers solely on account of their spiritual affiliation.

“She has additionally made clear that she believes that any schooling program funded with taxpayer dollars is “public,” even when it’s a personal spiritual faculty that accepts college students funded with publicly funded vouchers or tax credit score packages.” (Emp. added.) (Supply:)

This can be a big disclosure from the feds as a result of it explains precisely how federal fingerprints are hooked up to Selection.  Taxpayer dollars ARE PUBLIC.

In Betsy’s CHOICE, what does “ equitable providers” imply and the way can “taxpayer public dollars” be used? Public funds begets public oversight. What does it imply for personal and non secular faculties to simply accept college students with taxpayer publicly funded equitable providers legislated in ESSA, Each Scholar Succeeds Act? The part in ESSA could be very clear in case you learn the laws.

“The Division will proceed to implement all different relevant provisions of federal regulation. Particularly, beneath ESEA Sections 1117(a)(2) and 8501(a)(2), faculty districts should proceed to make sure that any contractor is unbiased of the personal faculty for which it’s offering providers and that the tutorial providers and different advantages being offered by the contractor are “secular, impartial and non-ideological.”

There are lots of shifting elements to this suspicious free funding and free equitable providers. It’s a lure.


Tax-Credit score Scholarships determine your baby as deprived or Title I.

We’re speaking about Title I or funds that determine deprived, underprivileged youngsters. So, instantly your child is recognized as At-Danger.


Your residence identifies your youngster in a Title I school-wide faculty.

These Title I funds or tax-credit scholarship funds for At-Danger youngsters can be deposited right into a dad or mum’s ESA, EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNT.  Federal tax-credit funds for Title I youngsters come instantly from the mum or dad and their ESA to the chosen personal or spiritual faculty. (No supposed church/state violation.) The label, deprived, underprivileged, or At-Danger, stays together with your youngster as a result of your residence is from the Title I school-wide faculty district. (See complement not supplant in Title I under.)


The scholarship identifies your CHOICE SCHOOL as receiver of a Title I baby.

How will the personal and non secular faculty be monitored for accountability for equitable providers? ESSA could be very clear.  A personal or spiritual faculty shall be named with an overseer referred to as an ombudsman. The ombudsman (let’s name it the “selection buddy system”- a partnership of oldsters, faculties, and authorities holding palms) is the overseer of all personal faculties that settle for Title I youngsters that are funded by taxpayer public funds. Providers have to be equitable to youngsters served in public faculties. Enrolling tax-credit scholarship youngsters means public providers comply with. This merges the Title I baby with direct scholar providers carried out by IDEA, Particular Schooling.


Title I  plus tax-credit public funds =  SERVICES on your youngster.

The time period “direct scholar providers” will comply with the deprived, At-Danger Title I baby.  “Direct scholar providers” are outlined in ESSA as “significant selection” and “specialised particular person help providers.” Direct scholar providers embrace the social and emotional screening, assortment of private knowledge, and psychological well being intervention providers that are already a mainstay in lots of public faculties underneath the banner of protected faculties or faculty local weather. This technique is directed by way of Title I and IDEA, Particular Schooling. Your At-Danger CHOICE CHILD will probably be mandated to obtain “equitable providers” carried out by IDEA (Particular person Disabilities Schooling Act, Particular Ed) mandated by ESSA. It’s within the regulation. (See “The Actual Definition of Title I and Faculty-Broad” under.)

The search is a lure to regulate all faculties…public, constitution, personal, spiritual, and homeschooling. Selection is how it is going to be completed.

The Actual Definition of Title I and Faculty-Large.

DeVos continues to make use of the dropped poverty ranges to make use of a SCHOOL-WIDE internet referred to as “exceptions” over a whole faculty that originated from the earlier Obama administration disguised within the unlawful ESEA Flex Waivers.

“A state or district doesn’t have to comply with …. the 40% poverty fee to be eligible to function a faculty large program.” Poverty tips (free and decreased lunch percentages) have been dropped to “zero” so a federal blanket could possibly be thrown over a whole faculty. Numbers MUST be manipulated to focus on EVERY baby. Faculty-wide meant that Title I packages might embody all the scholar physique referred to as entire faculty reform, not simply poor youngsters. Now, social and emotional behavioral programming will contact each youngster at college with the label referred to as the “entire youngster” which suggests thoughts, physique, spirit. Teachers proceed to dwindle. (See graph under of how the system is manipulated to entry each baby within the faculty within the Indiana exhibit.)

A “entire faculty” reform labels a faculty as school-wide and creates the degree enjoying subject for CHOICE for everybody. This implies ALL CHILDREN in that school-wide faculty  at the moment are recognized as Title I, At-Danger, underprivileged, and deprived. Because of this any baby’s mother and father in the complete faculty can obtain these taxpayer funds or tax credit score scholarships named as CHOICE dollars, even millionaires. Nevertheless, nobody talks about Title I school-wide because the car to entry EVERY baby within the faculty. Nor do mother and father understand that equitable providers signifies that your youngster should have the identical providers as the general public faculty youngster. The deception and lies are like a maze which might be troublesome for folks or perhaps a President to decipher. That is the plan!

This CHOICE (all youngsters who can obtain tax-credit scholarships) creates a serious exodus within the public faculty which was the actual underlying Obama agenda and RINO Republicans to break down your native governing our bodies. Your neighborhood public faculty has a regionally elected faculty board and is regionally taxpayer funded. That may vanish underneath this technique. This additionally creates a “per pupil expenditure” which suggests equal dollars -50/50 federal and state/native monies known as “complement not supplant” are divided up for every youngster. Native neighborhood faculties might be pressured to shell up the 50% “complement not supplant” agenda due to the excellence of the place the kid lives, his residence.  Let’s say it prices $12,000 to enroll in Immaculate Conception Catholic Faculty per yr. The scholarship is $6000. The neighborhood faculty of residence pays the opposite $6000. This turns into the car for CHOICE DOLLARS “following the kid” known as portability. Native faculties and taxpayers do not know how their rights, their voice, and their native treasury shall be stolen from them and smeared throughout municipal and county strains. Your tax dollars simply moved to the subsequent faculty district subsequent door or wherever.

This motion of scattering your native tax cash signifies that ultimately ALL SCHOOLS will develop into chartered underneath an ombudsman and regionalized as a result of there isn’t a means for accountability of your tax cash. Personal faculties, spiritual faculties and homeschools will develop into chartered beneath the federal government ombudsman overseer (selection buddy program) ultimately.

Why is President Trump decided to revamp faculties in the USA that haven’t any native management? Has President Trump been briefed on the Obama set-up? There isn’t any such factor as a parallel faculty system. The $5 billion for Selection/Tax Credit score scholarships strikes us nearer to the perfect nationalized system of all faculties turning into ALL federal “ombudsman”constitution faculties.

The Trick-Enforcement Mechanisms- Equitable Providers

Mandated psychological well being/direct scholar providers embrace these psychological conditioning providers: Response to Intervention, RTI; Constructive Conduct Intervention and Helps, PBIS; Muti-Tiered System of Helps, MTSS; Common Design For Studying, UDL; or SPECIALIZED INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT SERVICES, SISS.  These providers shall be pressured on all personal and non secular faculties who’re additionally pressured to simply accept the Title I baby. (Personal and non secular faculties should settle for the Title I baby due to Civil Rights Legal guidelines. Keep in mind, the varsity accepts the kid, not the scholarship. See the ballooning Civil Rights Division finances of $125 million enlargement in preparation to file go well with towards any alleged violations by personal and non secular faculties not wanting to simply accept federal tax-credit moneyed/youngsters and federal ombudsman mandates.)

First, personal faculties should settle for the youngsters…then the “mandated equitable providers.” Particular Schooling cadres are educating and training common classroom academics in psychological well being interventions referred to as the trick-enforcement mechanisms. “Implementation science” means educating with constancy. Academics should carry out interventions like PBIS or resilience/grit (catch phrases) precisely because the packages have been developed. A lot for instructor freedom to develop their skills and pursue their passions as DeVos has spouted about. It’s complete management, not native management. Look out!

Native management MEANS LOCAL, NOT FEDERAL. It’s time to fireside Secretary of Schooling DeVos!

The Exodus

Who’s advising our President on schooling? 

Let’s take a look at the Trump finances.

Some advise that the finances is lifeless within the water. The President’s proposed finances plus  Tax-Credit score Scholarships truly destroys public faculties. Was this his selection? Or is there one other agenda, or are there Obama holdovers within the division?

This remaining thread will remove your voice in how your taxes are spent. Elected faculty  boards will not be wanted to supervise your taxes when your public faculty collapses beneath the load of CHOICE funding for all Title I school-wide STUDENTS. College students will have the ability to take the federal scholarship or voucher mixed with the native stipend to go to any faculty, typically even over state strains. Regionally elected governing our bodies disappear.

Youngsters may even should take state checks or be monitored via state-tested requirements embedded in pc software program. Widespread Core and social and emotional studying is a contagious illness spreading to all personal, spiritual, and residential faculties.  Now, that’s actual freedom. It’s all about Title I portability, IDEA, Particular Schooling providers/interventions, ESA’s, and constitution faculties.

Your tax base should ultimately be regionalized via a County Government for this technique of funding to work. Did you learn that from Betsy? Senator Cruz (who wrote the Tax-Credit score Scholarship invoice) is aware of how this is able to work as a result of he tried this agenda earlier than with SB 306, and he’s doing it once more. These scholarships shall be arduous for folks to move up when these dollars begin to add up yearly from $12,000 to $15,000 per scholar. However, everybody pays the worth. Freedom is misplaced.

President Trump’s U.S. Division of Schooling’s finances proposal for fiscal 2020 price range cuts division spending from $7.1 billion right down to $64 billion. A few of the “experimental” mannequin packages look like eradicated. However, take note of the behavioral social and emotional packages that ADDS them again in by means of Title I and Faculty Local weather and Security within the price range. It’s Title I and IDEA.

DeVos defines freedom which is the “free cheese within the mouse lure.” It’s all about free cash with authorities strings hooked up;

“This price range at its core is about schooling freedom—freedom for America’s college students to pursue their life-long studying journeys within the methods and locations that work greatest for them, freedom for academics to develop their skills and pursue their passions, and freedom from the top-down ‘Washington is aware of greatest’ strategy that has confirmed ineffective and even dangerous to college students,” stated U.S. Secretary of Schooling Betsy DeVos in a press release concerning the price range proposal.”

That is prime down federal management straight from Washington. Dangerous? Sure. The Republic is shouting out to residents. Cease this insanity. Cease the Tax-Credit score Scholarships. We all know higher.

Background On the Blaine Modification.

DeVos says a ban on public cash for use at spiritual faculties “ought to go to the ash heap of historical past.”

Why would DeVos say this? 37 states have a so-called Blaine Modification that claims it’s of their state Structure that prohibits public funds for use for spiritual functions.  That is the barrier for DeVos to completely obtain her aims to utterly destroy public faculties and regionally elected faculty boards to have management over their native tax base. These states ought to put together for battle. It’s time to struggle Betsy, tooth and nail.

Betsy DeVos is not any good friend to America. #FireBetsy @realDonaldTrump.

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