Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas.  Many people like to think about all the gifts and celebrations that happen on this holiday. It is very easy to let yourself get lost in all of the festivities. It is very easy to forget what this time is really all about.

Christmas, however, does not have to do with the gifts that you did or did not get.  No matter how big or how small, those gifts cannot compare to God’s gift to humanity.  The gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of all.  “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?” Mark 8:36

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we encourage you to take a few minutes to contemplate what this means for us.  The Creator of the Universe desires a relationship with each and every one of us.  He proved his love for us despite our sinful condition by sending Jesus Christ to be the perfect sacrifice for sin in our place.  God, in essence, sacrificed a part of himself because he loved us so much.

May God’s blessings be upon you this Christmas, and we wish you a prosperous New Year!

 

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The Danger of Vouchers

The Dangers of vouchers…Trump’s voucher plan.

Below is a link to a 38 minute podcast on vouchers and their danger by KrisAnne Hall, lawyer and Constitutional advocate. There is a full all out push coming and it will be led by DeVos.  If successful it will accomplish putting parents under control of federal gov. This will increase money spent by the feds on education from $540,000,000 to $130 billion ($20B from the feds and $110B from the states) if the Trump plan is implemented.  This will be a mechanism of control of all parents/children under the poverty level if they sign on to new voucher programs. If they take the money, they will have to take the mandates of national curriculum and national methodology.  

#StopDeVos #Trump #StopCommnonCore #WakeUpAmerica #KellyanneConway #TCOT #CCOT #CommonCore

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas.  Many people like to think about all the gifts and celebrations that happen on this holiday. It is very easy to let yourself get lost in all of the festivities. It is very easy to forget what this time is really all about.  Some of us give each other gifts because we have been told in the past “Tis is the season to be giving.”

Christmas, however, does not have to do with the gifts that you did or did not get.  No matter how big or how small, those gifts cannot compare to God’s gift to humanity.  The gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of all.  “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?” Mark 8:36

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we encourage you to take a few minutes to contemplate what this means for us.  The Creator of the Universe desires a relationship with each and every one of us.  He proved his love for us despite our sinful condition by sending Jesus Christ to be the perfect sacrifice for sin in our place.  God, in essence, sacrificed a part of himself because he loved us so much.

May God’s blessings be upon you this Christmas, and we wish you a prosperous New Year!

Upcoming Events

January 5th is the deadline to file your papers to run for local office including county board and school board. If you want to make a difference, now is the time. These are areas that directly affect you, and you can make a huge impact.  If you care about Common Core, now is the time to make a difference.  With renewed talk of spending referenda, we need conservative voices on the school boards!

 

 

Common Core Event October 5th In Germantown

 

Common Core Event

Common Core – Get the Facts 9.5.14.

Common Core Hearing A Sham!

Steve Kauffeld is a member of the Watertown School Board and a member of the Rock River Patriots.

March 8, 2014
Letter to the Editor,
On Thur Feb 6 th , the people’s voice was stymied, by an orchestrated public hearing lead by Sen.Luther Olsen who is chairman of the Senate Education Committee. The hearing was on Senate Bill 619 co-sponsored by Senator Leah Vukmir and Senator Paul Farrow.
I try to attend various legislative hearings in Madison and other locations around the state, particularly those I have a vested interest in. Being a school board member, I have had considerable interest in the implementation of Common Core standards in our state’s public schools.
  I don’t know what is more galling to me, the political gamesmanship proffered  by Sen Luther Olsen with his AP interview two hours before the hearing was held, stating that this Bill was dead, the preferential treatment given the DPI, CESA administrators, our district school superintendent and their staff and supportive teachers, or the subsequent AP article published in the Watertown Times Fri.   March 7th, page 7, first section. I could write an entire article on the bias shown and misrepresentations printed in that article. This article would have you believe there was no public interest or input at this hearing. However, many people from across the State were in attendance. I would testify there were easily as many or more private citizens in attendance and supportive of SB619. Also the lions share of testimony by the private citizens was not allowed to be heard until four hours after the hearing began. If you have any interest, and you should, check out Wis. Eye on the internet. All hearings are recorded.
I would also have you note the accompanying photo {Watertown Daily Times}   shows our edu-crates standing in solidarity behind their chosen speakers {talk about using the bully pulpit}. Just a point of interest, it is supposed to be against legislative hearing decorum to show any physical, verbal or non-verbal, assent or dissent during testimony. All non-testifying persons are to be appropriately seated. But this was not a normal hearing. When you attend, there is normally white printed papers you can use to register either to speak or write a note whether you support the proposed bill or oppose. Not at this hearing. It was stated that you must use either the new pink or blue sheets to register. Any white sheets would not be recognized. This left hundreds of white registration sheets filled out by citizens who were unable to attend because of difficulty of distance, time or commitment with no voice in the process. Fortunately I heard co-sponsor Sen. Paul Farrow directed that   all the white registration forms were to be collected and he would see to it they were read and counted.
It was also stated by Rep. Steve Nass’s legislative staffer that in his twenty years of working in the Capitol, he has never witnessed the overt disregard for a fellow party member whether they were Democrat or Republican.
This to me explains the most egregious act of all by Sen Luther Olsen. The fact is, he has considerable conflict of interest even being a member of the education committee, let alone the chair person. You see, his wife is a CESA 6 administrator and his family profits handsomely from this position, let alone the political ramifications. Luther Olsen, at the very least should have recused himself as Committee Chair person during this whole process. His actions on March 6, indicate to me that he does not deserve to be a State Senator.
Finally, SB619 and it’s companion bill 617 in the House actually does have broad support. Why shouldn’t it? SB619 repeals nothing but offers the ability of private citizens of this state to have a voice in the curriculum and standards taught to our children. They are not the property of the community/state. Do you agree, that our professional bureaucrats and supposed experts don’t always get it right? Would you not also agree that we the citizen taxpayers should have a voice? We are not chattel to be marginalized. I would suggest any and all state Senators should be contacted and encouraged to pass SB619.

Steve Kauffeld   {Watertown School Board Member}

Public Hearing On SB619 Thursday – Let’s Get Rid Of Common Core!

If you are concerned about Common Core in the State of Wisconsin, you need to attend this public hearing in support of this bill.  Click on the link below to read the bill.

Senate

PUBLIC HEARING

Committee on Education

The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified

Thursday, March 6, 2014

10:00 AM

411 South

By Senators Vukmir, Farrow, Lazich, Leibham, Grothman and Tiffany;

cosponsored by Representatives Thiesfeldt, Nass, Knudson, J. Ott, Tauchen, Spiros,

Knodl, Jagler, Pridemore, Schraa, Hutton, Murphy, Sanfelippo and Kulp.

Common Core Presentation Tomorrow At The Rock River Patriots Meeting

The Rock River Patriots are having a meeting on January 17th (tomorrow) in Fort Atkinson.

We welcome Dr. Duke Pesta to The Dwight Foster Library, tomorrow, Friday January 17th to speak about Common Core Standards that are being implemented.  If you are concerned about public / private education in Wisconsin, this is something worth attending.   We will begin at 6:00 pm.

 

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Here is a printable flyer with a bio of our speaker Dr. Duke Pesta: CommonCore_Fort Atkinson 011714