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Operation Information Oklahomans for School Accountability (OFSA) present9/06/05
Community Schools What the State Has Planned and What It Will Cost
“ Adolf Hitler's youth attends community schools. ” Probably the mid-1930's. Courtesy of Dr. Robert D. Brooks.
“ There is, indeed, twofold evidence to show that something was wrong with education….. The attainment of high intellectual standards will certainly continue to be urged upon the young people; but they will be taught at the same time that their achievements must be of benefit to the national community to which they belong. ….
…..As the mere teaching of these principles is not enough, it is constantly supplemented, in the National Socialist State, by opportunities for what may be called "community life". By this term we mean school journeys, school camps, school "homes" in rural neighbourhoods, and similar applications of the corporate principle to the life of schools and scholars. ” Source: Germany Speaks (1938), Bernhard Rust
The Future Task 17. Get control of the schools. Use them for transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teacher’s associations. 38. …Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat. 41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Source: The Naked Communist, by w. Cleon Skousen,. Copyright 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962
“Community Schools Initiative – Tulsa, OK” Or…
What is a Community School? “A community school is both a set of partnerships and place where services, supports and opportunities lead to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.” Source: Source:
Community School cont. Operates in a public school building Open to students, families, and the community before, during, and after school, 7 days a week, all year long Operated jointly through a partnership between school system and one or more community agencies Overseen by a full-time community school coordinator
August 24, 2005 UMAC Community Schools Meeting Delayed start Administrators told ‘tone down their ideologies, being taped Internal Planning mtg. Not open to the Public, not governed by Open Mtg. laws 2 nd Meeting Emphasized need for more partnerships Planning: done by CSC, MHSC CSC Partners: The City & County of Tulsa, the Chamber, DHS, United Way, Union and TPS dist. C.A.P. and T.A.F.
Quotes from the Mtg. “Beyond School Reform” “More and more families are unable to meet the needs of the children.” PD “Schools alone cannot overcome the barriers to learning.” CB “Public apathy and disconnect” PD “Really requires a change in thinking” PD “Survey of swimming lessons…50 out of 500” TK “Right in line with P.A.S.S. objectives” TK “We try to reach out to the community in everyway possible.” CB “Make sure the state and local community are working together” PD “Schools alone cannot overcome all the barriers to learning” PD
Quotes cont. “ Community Schools focus on Academics, Health, and Social Service” GC “This is not a program, not a service, it’s really a mission. Uh, it’s gotta be a passion, also. It’s a place and a partnership. Remember those words, place and partnership.” GC GC
Coalition for Community Schools 4455 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 310 Washington, DC Fax: (202) The Source of PowerPoint:.
First Slide of Their Power Point: “Community Schools Getting Started in Tulsa: What it’s Going to Take” Strengthening Schools, Families, and Communities August 24, 2005
This Project is Already Underway
Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa Funded by The United Way A member of the National Association of Planning Councils Variety of “Community Initiative Areas” Unelected body able to influence state policy/legislative changes while by-passing the voters
Community Service Council 16 E. 16 th Street, Tulsa, OK
Schools Targeted so Far Union School Dist.: Roy Clark Elementary Boevers Elementary Briarglen Elementary Grove Elementary McAuliffe Elementary Alt. School Tulsa School Dist.: Mark Twain Elem. McClure Elementary Eugene Field Elem. Kendall-Whittier Elem. More?
Five Areas of Focus Quality education (By whose definition?) Youth Development (0-6yrs) Family Support (More social services) Family and Community Engagement (Community Policing) Community Development (Re-Development)
Services Provided by Community (Full-Service) Schools Education Provided by school: Effective basic skills Individualized instruction Team teaching School-based management Healthy school climate Alternative to tracking Parent Involvement Effective discipline Provided by schools or Community Agencies: Comprehensive health education Health promotion Preparation for the world of work (i.e. life planning)
Services Provided by Community Schools Support Services Provided by Community Agencies: Health screening and services Dental services Family planning Individual counseling Substance abuse treatment Mental health services Nutrition/weight management Referral with follow-up Basic services: housing, food, clothes Recreation, sports, culture Mentoring Family welfare services Parent education, literacy Child care Employment training/jobs Case management Crisis intervention Community policing 18 different services
The Cost of ‘Improving Our Schools’ Source: C-SPAN broadcast 8/05 “Getting Smarter, Becoming Fairer” 12 Member Task Force
4 “Buckets” (Parts) per Philip Murphy, Goldman Sachs Group, C-Span 8/05 1. More Learning Time for American Students 2. National Accountability Standards 3. Aggressive Mentoring of New Teachers 4. Community Schools (guarantee every child gets mental health screening)
“Feeling of the Month” – Kendall-Whittier Elementary counselor's office door
Estimated Cost per Task Force $325 billion over the next 10 years $7 billion initial investment $35.3 billion per year for the following nine years “$ will go into everything outlined earlier in their presentation.” Medicaid, Title I, Title IV, Federal and State Grants, Public/Private Partnerships
FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDING UNITED WAY METROPOLITAN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TULSA ALLIANCE FOR FAMILIES COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT TULSA/UNION PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY SERVICE COUNCILOF GREATERTULSA
Full Service Schools Act Full Service Community Schools Act 2005 Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) have reintroduced the Full Services Community Schools Act (H.R. 2207/S. 986). This federal bill would provide incentives and financial support for the development of community schools. The introduction of this bill demonstrates that community schools are gaining national visibility. Full Service Community Schools Act 2005 Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) have reintroduced the Full Services Community Schools Act (H.R. 2207/S. 986). This federal bill would provide incentives and financial support for the development of community schools. The introduction of this bill demonstrates that community schools are gaining national visibility. Source:
Why Implement Community Schools?
AGENDA 21 CHAPTER 36 PROMOTING EDUCATION, PUBLIC AWARENESS, AND TRAINING –36.1 “Education, raising of public awareness and training are linked to virtually all areas in Agenda 21…” UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development, 1992
CHAPTER 36 cont c) “To strive to achieve the accessibility of environmental and developmental education, linked to social education, from primary age through adulthood to all groups of people;” 36.5 a) “…broadening the means and scope of education”
CHAPTER 36 cont “The objective is to promote broad public awareness as an essential part of a global education effort to strengthen attitudes, values and action which are compatible with sustainable development.”
Action to Take Pray for our children and our educational system Remove your children from public school Do not use the ‘free services’ Vote NO on all school bond issues Contact the principal and Superintendent Write or City Councilors Write or the Mayor Write or your representatives in OKC
Roy Clark Elem s. 103 rd E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74146
Boevers Elem S. 133 rd E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74134
Briarglen Elem S. 121 E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74146
Grove Elem E. 62 nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74133
McAuliffe Elem S. Garnett, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Union Alternative School 5656 S. 129 th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74134