Category Archives: Education

Brownback Is A Hit At Values Voters Summit

 

Last week Governor Sam Brownback was a featured speaker at the Values Voters Summit in Washington D.C. sponsored by the Family Research Council.I wanted to make sure you had an opportunity to hear this pivotal speech.  You will be so proud of our state when you hear the “good news” that for some reason escapes the media. You might ask, why was Governor Brownback invited to come and speak to thousands of conservatives in D.C.? When you watch his speech you’ll know why.  We’ve established dignity among the unemployed as over 6,000 that were on public assistance got a job in the last year. The state of Kansas is now paying for our high school students to attend a technical school during high school to learn a trade to avoid school loans in college and not have to work for minimum wage. Oh, don’t miss the end of this speech.  A rousing standing ovation makes you proud to be a Kansan.

Click link below to watch Governor Brownback’s speech:

http://www.c-span.org/video/?328352-11/2015-values-voter-summit-governor-sam-brownback

Go See The Movie “War Room”

The movie War Room starts THIS Friday!


Miss Clara, challenges all of us to step into a War Room, which is her prayer closet. She says, “Lord, Call Us to Battle! Lord we need an army of believers who will learn to fight on our knees! Raise them up Lord.”

Is the enemy coming after your family? Has cancer, disease, injury come to your? It’s time for believers to learn to FIGHT. Let”s wage a WAR against the enemy. I encourage you to go to this movie.  Please pass the word, take your friends and family.  I’m saddened that the Church Prayer meetings don’t seem to be a priority to the Bride in general.  If we were seeing the power of the Lord released, churches would be over flowing and demanding prayer meetings come back.  The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to us today.

Phillipians says, “That I might know Him and the power of His resurrection being made like Him in His death.”

LET’S PRAY For The Supreme Court Justices

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Family Research Council and Call2Fall have an outstanding prayer guide on how to pray strategically for this issue.  This includes specific insights and prayer points for individual Supreme Court Justices based on how they have ruled in the past etc.  Some of the prayer points below are based on this guide.

 Heart Preparation: Repentance and Humility

·       As we begin our prayers over this issue, we humble ourselves before You, Lord. We acknowledge that Jesus Christ loves and died on the cross for all those who are caught in a homosexual lifestyle or who struggle with this temptation.

·       We acknowledge that we, the church, have not always reached out to these ones who need our acceptance, love, and help. For this we ask forgiveness, Lord.  We acknowledge the hurt and pain that many families have suffered in this regard, and ask that You, Lord, extend Your healing and grace to each broken family.

·       We further acknowledge that marriage between one man and one woman is Your original design … that this is the foundation of a healthy family and the very fabric of a stable society. It is from this position of humility and truth that we address this issue in prayer today.

LET’S PRAY

 Supreme Court Justices

·       You are a Judicial God, deeply concerned with laws and our human legal system.  You are the Lawgiver, the Advocate, and the Judge of the earth; the very foundation of Your throne is righteousness and justice.

·       We therefore invite YOUR MANIFEST PRESENCE O Lord, to the chambers of the US Supreme Court, even now, that no demonic influence would be welcome or able to remain and that angels would stand watch over these men and women.

·       We fervently cry out to You for each Justice of the Court and for our Supreme Court as a whole! Remind them of the limits of their authority under the Constitution and restrain them from overstepping that boundary.  Help them to judge wisely and humbly.

·       Please would You pour out a spirit of wisdom and revelation to rest on each of them and that as the book of James tells us, the wisdom from above, not the wisdom from below, would prevail.  Thank you that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Back: Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, Elena Kagan.

Front: Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

·       May those Justices who fear You, prepare and rule in the fear of the Lord. “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.” (2 Sam 23:3)

·       May the literal fear of God fall upon those Justices who currently do not fear You.  “Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; take warning, O judges of the earth. Worship the LORD with reverence and rejoice with trembling.” (Ps 2:10 – 11)

·       May the fear of God be upon each member’s staff: their clerks, their assistants, their friends, their families and all who influence them.  Shield them from any ungodly influence or pressure to redefine marriage, now and over the next few months.

·       May they collectively sense the very power and presence of God hovering over them, warning them of The Lord’s righteousness and justice; warning them that they must give an account to the Supreme Judge of the WORLD for their actions.

·       May they receive powerful visions and dreams that shake them to their core – just like Abimelech, Pharaoh, Pilate’s wife, Belshazzar; Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, warning them of what will come to pass if they rule wrongly in this important case. May they be shown the consequences of their decision.

Attorneys for the same-sex couples: Mary L. Bonauto and Doug Hallward-Driemeier 

·       “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” (Eph 6:12, NLT) Recognizing that this is first and foremost a spiritual battle, we take a stand against dark forces that would empower and advance any agenda that undermines biblical marriage and religious freedom in our nation.

·       We pray that You would open the eyes of these attorneys in a “Damascus road” encounter with You!  Like Paul, who was zealously persecuting the church and was completely transformed into a great apostle, we pray for a life-changing shift for these attorneys. Thank you that nothing is impossible with You, God!

·       As they encounter the truth, would You shake the very foundation of their legal arguments and make them even doubt what they are saying.  We pray that they will be conflicted in their spirits and in their thinking and unable to persuade themselves (inwardly) or the Justices.

Attorneys defending the state’s marriage laws: John J. Bursch and Joseph L. Whalen

·       We pray for the attorneys as they prepare what will certainly be the case of their lives.  May they be given unmistakable peace that passes all understanding in their preparation and when they stand to present their case on April 28 – perfect peace and calm, unfettered by any anxiety from within or without!

·       We ask for your angelic protection over them and we bind any confusion, discouragement, depression, or fear that the enemy would send against them. May they know God’s full protection giving them safety and preserving them from harm, accidents, assaults, extortion or threats (like we saw in Indiana), and every other danger.

·       Like Daniel and his friends, we pray that they would experience a supernatural strength and that You would give them wisdom and eloquence that far exceeds natural ability! “In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times betterthan all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.”  (Dan. 1:20)

·       May Your presence and the power of the Holy Spirit anoint them to speak with great conviction and clarity.  May their arguments be authoritative and convincing to the court, and to the nation — such as no man can refute. May their words be so weighty that they will ring in men’s ears even after court is concluded.

COMMENTS:

“The Supreme Court should resist the temptation to impose its moral values on marriage through raw judicial power, as it did with abortion through Roe v. Wade. The judicial branch is being asked to undertake a power grab unmoored from the Constitution, history, self-government, and judicial restraint. Simply put, under our republican form of government, the Supreme Court has no power to invalidate laws protecting traditional marriage under the United States Constitution.

– Judicial Watch

This is Roe v. Wade all over again. I am standing shoulder to shoulder with all who will stand up for God’s Word concerning marriage.

 Dr. James Dobson (Founder, Family Talk Radio)

 

Outrageous penalties are now being assessed against people of faith and conviction who haven’t changed their position on marriage. Rather it’s the courts that have changed the definitions, the rules, and laws that now govern us. They are ruling against Nature’s Law and Nature’s God. Christians are being declared the lawbreakers when we are simply living by what we have always believed, and by a set of laws that the culture historically has agreed to.

Rick Scarborough (President, Vision America Action)

 

“The implications of the coming Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage could be the biggest blow in recent history to religious freedom in America.”

– Rick Joyner (Founder, MorningStar Ministries)

 

Once you elevate same-sex marriage to the level of protected status, whether on the federal or the state level, you begin to change and transform the face of society. In my view, it will result in the beginning of the end of Western Civilization.

 Mat Staver (Founder, Liberty Counsel)

Thank you for praying!  Our 9 Supreme Court Justices literally hold the fate of religious freedom for millions of Christians and Christian businesses and ministries in their hands.

1 Tim 2:2 instructs us to pray for all who are in authority if we are to live peaceful and godly lives.  Praying for leaders and those in positions of influence and power is one of the most strategic things we can do!

Learn how you can pray for leaders effectively at our upcoming Watchmen Training event, Saturday, May 2.

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STOP COMMON CORE IN KANSAS. HELP PASS HB 2292

It’s time for all believers to hit their knees in prayer and pick up their cell phones and call the number of those on the education committee, led by Rep. Ron Highland. On Friday, that committee will decide the fate of Common Core in Kansas and the future of our children. Public Schools in Kansas don’t need to be put into a cookie press to turn out little worker bees. 

We want good solid curriculum put together by Kansans.  Common Core is destructive in so many ways.

Have you checked out the way they want you to do math? 

It’s time to pray, and call.  Activate your prayer lines, and ask the Lord to stop Kansas from Common Core.  HB 2292 is a good bill, and endorsed with its strong constitutionality by our own Secretary of State Kris Kobach.  You can call your local representative and tell them HB 2292 needs to pass to save Kansas children. 

Our children are our most precious asset.

Go to www.kansasagainstcommoncore.com for more information.

KOBACH believes HB 2292 IS fully constitutional . . .

Exciting News Kansas Patriots!
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach sent out the attached letter calling for the immediate passing of HB 2292 – the Local Control of Kansas Education bill!  He addresses the complete Constitutionality of the bill and recommends it passes out of the Education Committee favorable.
For SOS Kobach to name the bill and call for its favorable passage goes way beyond the Constitutional issue.  He effectively takes away all the poor arguments and excuses being passed around by those that have said the bill was poorly written and unconstitutional.
 He would not call for passage of a poor bill and he would know because he has written and helped write some of the strongest Constitutional bills in Kansas like the 2nd Amendment Protection Act!

CALL THE MEMBERS OF THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE NOW AND DEMAND THAT THEY PASS HB 2292 the Local Control of Kansas Education Act!

With your help, we can expel Common Core from Kansas schools and ensure our children grow up with an excellent educational system that puts children, teachers, and parents first.

Call these representatives immediately, and tell them it’s critical they support a strong HB 2292 bill now!

Representative Ron Highland
785 296-7310
ron.highland@house.ks.gov

Representative Amanda Grosserode:
785-296-7659
amanda.grosserode@house.ks.gov

Representative John Bradford:
785-296-7653
john.bradford@house.ks.gov

Representative Chuck Smith
785-296-7522
chuck.smith@house.ks.gov

Let’s make a lasting difference that will protect children and teachers in the years to come.

Tell them to join Kris Kobach and call for immediate passage of HB 2292!

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Please Tell Them To Wait!!!!

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God is not the author of confusion.  When we pray sometimes the Lord says YES, sometimes He says NO and sometimes He says WAIT!

HR5 is a 600 page bill supposedly being voted on Friday.  CSN has been on the phone with D.C. and our representatives and they insist this is a good bill, and yet TODAY they say over 100 amendments will be discussed.

Then they insist they will vote on this on FRIDAY.  Is this Representative government?  I think not.  We do not want our representatives to take on the Pelosi attitude…..pass the bill and then we’ll find out what’s in it?  If it passes it goes to the Presidents desk, he signs it and it’s law…sound familiar????

Bottom line.

The federal government has no right to be in a states business when it comes to education.  Oh yes, there are billions in federal aid with many strings attached. CSN says WAIT.

By the way, the HSLDA does not support HR5.

Please call your representative and tell them you want them to WAIT until after the amendments are made.  This should take no longer than 10 minutes!!

Representative Mike Pompeo – 202-225-6216
Representative Lynn Jenkins – 202 225-6601
Representative Kevin Yoder – 202-225-2865
Representative Tim Huelscamp – 202-225-2715

“I don’t know what happened to America, the Shining City on the Hill for freedom.”

1. Chinese-American Mom Says Common Core Is Just Like Education in Communist China
November 30, 2014 

See her testimony below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAIetn6sE00 3 minutes 19 sec

Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, testified before the Colorado State Board of Education that Common Core was similar to the education she received growing up in Mao’s Communist China.

“Common Core, in my eyes, is the same as the Communist core I once saw in China,” Williams said. “I grew up under Mao’s regime and we had the Communist-dominated education — nationalized testing, nationalized curriculum, and nationalized indoctrination.”

In a post at FreedomWorks, Williams wrote about her experience with the Chinese education system:

Our teachers had to comply with all the curriculum and testing requirements, or lose their jobs forever. Parents had no choice at all when it came to what we learned in school. The government used the Household Registration and Personnel File system to keep track of its citizens from birth to death.

“I came to this country for freedom and I cannot believe this is happening all over again in this country,” she said in the meeting. “I don’t know what happened to  America, the Shining City on the Hill for freedom.”

She said Americans should not compare their children (or their kids’ test scores) to those being educated under the Chinese system.

“I am telling you, Chinese children are not trained to be independent thinkers,” said Williams. “They are trained to be massive skilled workers for corporations. And they have no idea what happened in Tiananmen Square in 1989 where government ordered soldiers to shoot its own 1,000 students.”

Picture: Lily Williams in her Maoist Red Guard uniform

Williams said that while she understands that testing is necessary to improve education, top-down standards controlled by the federal government are not the answer: “Federal government holds the stick. International corporations hold the money.” She complained that students are offered this system of carrots and sticks by outside groups. Instead, she said, parents are supposed to control their children’s education.

“Individual rights. Individual liberty. That’s what I came to this country for,” Williams said. “Do you just want our kids to be test machines? Workers — cheap workers for corporations?” she asked the school board.

America is great. Don’t compare yourselves to China. That’s why lots of Chinese are trying to come here — to try to be free. And they all tell you, “Do not go after the Chinese Communist education.”

Williams said the Chinese system produces great test takers and great machine workers who are brainwashed and lack critical thinking skills. “I was brainwashed so bad it took me ten years in this country to get out of it,” she said.

Read more: http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/11/30/chinese-american-mom-says-common-core-is-just-like-education-in-communist-china/#ixzz3S8VcSsiq

My question is who is going to stop this! Are we going to continue to do what the Germans did and look on without opposing it? It appears so. 

Here are two others – teachers testimony (Teacher of the Year 2014 and another from NY):

Two short videos from dedicated teachers that you must see to understand from their perspective why Common Core must be stopped.

2. “Honored as the “Top Teacher”, Stacie Starr quits due to Common Core

Support the Local Control of Kansas Education Act (HB 2292)

http://www.educationviews.org/top-teacher-winner-quits-due-common-core/

“Honored as the “Top Teacher” by ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Michael” show, Stacie Starr was speaking at an education forum earlier this week when she dropped a bombshell.

The veteran teacher at Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio, told a stunned audience Monday she will resign at the end of the school year because of the new federal Common Core system of standards and assessments adopted by her state, reported the local Chronicle-Telegram newspaper.

Stacie Starr

At the forum, which sought to help parents navigate the complex standardized testing system, Starr was talking about how special education has suffered under Common Core.

As she fought back tears, she disclosed she is leaving traditional education and plans ‘to teach in a different way.”

“I can’t do it anymore, not in this ‘drill ‘em and kill ‘em’ atmosphere,” she said. “I don’t think anyone understands that in this environment if your child cannot quickly grasp material, study like a robot and pass all of these tests, they will not survive.”

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Don’t let this happen in Kansas!

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3. New York teacher stands up for the children against Common Core abuse

A creative young mind and a great teacher are a terrible thing to waste.

Please watch the video below from a month ago in New York and ask yourselves just how long are we going to allow the child abuse of Common Core to continue to assault the children of Kansas?  Teachers like this one are being pressured by unions and administrators to keep their mouths shut and to just keep telling the lie so that they can keep the State and Federal funds flowing.  Thank God some are finally coming out to stop the abuse and to stand up for the children.  Will you stand up for the children of Kansas?  Will our legislators?
 

4. Brilliant anti-Common Core Speech by Dr. Duke Pesta (University English Professor)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si-kx5-MKSE

Published on Apr 24, 2014

http://www.FightTheCore.com/ – Have you heard about Common Core? The chilling truth behind these new national educational “standards” will terrify you. Common Core represents the latest and most comprehensive step in the drive toward complete government control of our children’s education. Join us for a special presentation exposing the truth about Common Core and the ongoing struggle to roll back its implementation. Our speaker will provide examples of how Common Core threatens to further undermine, weaken, and centralize public and private education in our country.

Speaker Bio — Dr. Duke Pesta

Dr. Duke Pesta received his M.A. in Renaissance literature from John Carroll University and his Ph.D. in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature from Purdue University.

He has taught at major research institutions and small liberal arts colleges, and his been active in education reform, developing and implementing an elective Bible course that is currently available for public high school students in Texas. He is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and the Academic Director of FreedomProject Education. – https://www.fpeusa.org/

ACT NOW . . . To Help Stop Data Collecting in Our Public Schools

 

Data Collecting in SchoolsBeware

Invasion of Privacy!
Do you want your 6th grader answering these questions?

SPEAK OUT NOW!!! 

Parent ALERT !!!

Kansas Communities That Care Survey

 

CULTURE SHIELD BELIEVES THIS IS AN INVASION OF PRIVACY AND TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE INFORMATION

 Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services is the Agency promoting this!

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Please read the attached survey and ask yourself if you want your 6th grade child or grandchild to take it.  A lobbyist and Rep. Sue Boldra have introduced a bill, HB 2099, asking the Education Committee to weaken the data privacy law to allow this survey to continue, and to be able to give more surveys on very private and personal matters.


The committee hearing is scheduled Friday, February 13 at 1:30, Room 112 N.  Written testimonies need to be in pdf format and sent to sue.mollenkamp@house.ks.gov, who is the House Education Committee Assistant.


Please request that legislation be passed to strengthen the data privacy law, SB 367, at K.S.A. 72-6215 – 72-6223, of last session and oppose HB 2099.  Please request that parents must opt in their children for any surveys and data collected, and that they be shown copies of the data to be collected.  
Currently data is being collected under common core and by KIDS, Kansas Individual Data on Students, in addition to non curricular surveys being administered by schools and numerous other agencies.  Much of this data is behavioral and judgments are being made about children.  Seaman School District is in the news for wanting to drug test students.  Where will the “sampling” on students end?  Parents have a right and responsibility to know about the files being collected on their children.


                              Click Here to See the Survey :  http://cultureshield.com/PDF/ctc_survey_.pdf

 Be sure to look at the last page where it refers to the parent child relationship.

 

It’s Official, Prayer Works

 

By a Joint Resolution of the 100th Congress on January 25,1988, a NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER was declared to be the first Thursday of each May. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the joint resolution entitled Joint Resolution to provide for setting aside an appropriate day as a National Day of Prayer, approved April 17, 1952 (Public Law 82-324;66 Stat. 64), is amended by striking a suitable day each year, other than a Sunday and inserting in lieu there of the first Thursday in May in each year.

It’s Official…what can your city do?

Here’s an example, in Leoti, Kansas they start the day at 7 a.m. at the town flag pole.   At the public school the children pray over the police, the fire department, the Mayor, and city officials. At the public square  they read the Word of God andpray.   The night before there is a Youth Rally for Prayer.  A dinner, a speaker, and the youth pray.  One year they had the Rachels Dad from Columbine. 

How about you? 

Let’s begin to think about how you would like to impact the world around you.  What is the Lord calling you to do?