A View from the Edge — We’ve Been ‘Opted Out’ — Really!?! article by Rob Miller, an Oklahoma Educator

We have known since October that Oklahoma districts would be expected to participate in “item tryouts” (field tests) for our new Grade 3-8 testing vendor, Measured Progress, along with the End-of-Instruction field tests conducted by CTB/McGraw-Hill.

In a state department bulletin released last month, districts were told that students would be randomly selected to participate in one of these field tests, and that the testing would be scheduled after the operational testing window was complete in early May.

Honestly, it was a pleasant surprise when we found out last week that students and schools in the Jenks district were NOT randomly selected to participate in ANY of these field tests. However, when we discovered that Owasso Public Schools had also not been “randomly selected,” several of us became a little suspicious. As you may have heard, some parents and educators in Owasso made some waves recently because of their vocal opposition to implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in their district. Therefore, this news was way too coincidental for random chance.

So, I took it upon myself to make a few inquiries by phone and email. It did not take long to discover that we and Owasso were unique and that every other district in our area had been selected for this field testing.

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OK-SAFE Recommended Reading List — for your personal summer research program

OK-SAFE Recommended  Reading  List

from Researchers Summit – June 2012


Agenda  21/Sustainable  Development  

1. Agenda  21  Sustainable  Development  ␣  Source:  UN.org – Agenda21

2. Freedom  Advocates,  Exposing  Sustainable  Development  Website  ␣  Source:  FreedomAdvocates.org

3. Understanding  Sustainable  Development  Pamphlet  ␣

Source:  FreedomAdvocates.org – pamphlet (­pdf)

   Carbon  Currency/Transition  to  a  Low  Carbon  Economy  

1. Environmental  Perspectives  Inc.  OPED  Pages  ␣

Source:  Environmental Perspectives Inc

2. 2009  U.S.-­‐China  MOU  to  Enhance  Cooperation  on  Climate  Change  ␣  transition  to  a  low-­‐carbon  economy  ␣

Source:  www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2009/july/126592.htm

3. Transition  Initiatives  Primer,  2009  ␣  Source:

TransitionNetwork.org – TransitionInitiativesPrimer (pdf)


1. Common  Core  State  Standards  and  Race  to  the  Top  ␣  An  Introduction  in  Marxism  101,  by  ROPE  ␣  Source:

Scribd.com – Common-­‐Core-­‐State-­‐Standards-­‐and-­‐Race-­‐to-­‐the-­‐Top-­‐An-­‐Introduction-­‐to-­‐ Marxism-­‐101

   Energy/Smart  Meters  

1. Energy  Insecurity  and  Instability  in  a  New  World  ␣  ppt.  Source:   www.channelingreality.com/Power/energy_black_swan.pdf

2. Smart  Meter  Case  in  Idaho  ␣  Source:  www.channelingreality.com/Idx_Smart_Meter_Drama.htm

   Government  Modernization  

1. E-­‐Government,    Definition  of  ␣  Source:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-­‐Government

2. Government  Technology  ␣  Source:  www.govtech.com/technology/

   Health  Care  Reform,  Exchanges,  NBIC  (Nanotechnology,  Biotechnology,  Information  Technology,  Cognitive  Science)  

1. Exposing  Health  Care  Reform  ␣  website  ␣  Source:  www.exposinghealthcarereform.com

2. Health  Care  Reform  Defined,  by  OK-­‐SAFE,  Inc.  ␣  Source:

Health_Care_Reform_Defined_for_EHCR- Handout-2012.pdf

3. The  Model  is  the  Message,  by  Vicky  Davis  ␣  Source:



1. Intelligence  Led  Policing  and  Fusion  Centers,  How  the  IACP  Helped  the  USA  to  Cross  the  Rubicon,  by  Kaye  Beach     ␣

Source:    www.scribd.com/doc/93705992/Intelligence-­‐Led-­‐Policing-­‐and-­‐Fusion-­‐Centers-­‐How-­‐the-­‐IACP-­‐ Helped-­‐the-­‐USA-­‐to-­‐Cross-­‐the-­‐Rubicon-­‐FINAL

2. Authorization  For  the  Use  of  Military  Force  Source:  www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RS22357.pdf

3. NDAA  (National  Defense  Authorization  Act)  ␣

Source  of  sections:  NDAA  FOR  FISCAL  YEAR  2012  (1021-­‐1022-­‐1023).doc (download doc)


1. The  Technocracy  Papers  by  Patrick  Wood,  The  August  Forecast  and  Review  ␣

Source:   AugustForecast.com/category/technocracy/

2. The  last  two  chapters  of  Technocracy  Study  Course,  by  Technocracy  Incorporated  -­‐

Source:   TechnocracyStudyCourseUnabridged


1. Designing  the  Future  ␣  NBIC  Technologies  and  Human  Performance  Enhancement  ␣

Source:  Link pending

2. Humanity+  -­‐  Source:  HumanityPlus.org/

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