Fuzzy Math With CCPS AICE Scores

As reported by Bolduc and Bracci on August 25, it appears the District has developed a disturbing habit of cherry-picking the “highlights” of District test scores, while simultaneously ignoring the “lowlights” of District test scores so they can be addressed and improved upon.

Case in point; the District’s recent Press Release on Cambridge AICE scores highlighted AICE subjects where the District scored over 90% – Global Research Perspectives (97%), Media Studies (92%), and Spanish Language (97%), yet was silent on the District’s very poor performance on key subjects such as – Biology (25%) , History (36%), English Literature (29%), Chemistry (0%) and Math (0%). (click here)

Not to be outdone, the Naples Daily News, otherwise known as the daily apologist for Superintendent Kamela Patton’s bloated $1.05 Billion budget to educate 47,000 students, while delivering English Proficiency scores across all grades in the 50s (Still an F), published another puff-piece, titled:

“Collier’s Cambridge students passed AICE Exam at higher rate than national average” (click here)

Interesting, Naples Daily News Education Reporter, Annika Hammershlagg, failed to mention the biggest reason why Collier’s average pass rate went from 70% in FY16 to 75% in FY17, which is Kamela Patton’s tried-and-true friend……cherry-picking.

You see, per the previously linked District Press Release on Cambridge AICE scores, (click here) in FY16, the District Scored a 30% in Chemistry and 29% in Mathematics. So, rather than work on improving the District’s pass percentage in these key STEM disciplines, what does Superintendent Patton do? Easy, just drop the two tests all together for FY17. That’s right, Ms. STEM just drops the exams because the taxpayers will find out they are sending over a Billion dollars of their hard earned money to a STEM Emperor with no clothes (apologies for the visual).

Then, once Superintendent Patton drops key STEM exams, she simultaneously pushes to increase the number of students taking AICE General Paper from 548 to 1409, which accounts for an astonishing 40% of all students taking an AICE Exam across all subjects.

So why did Superintendent Patton funnel so many students into AICE General Paper for FY17? Not sure, but do you think the fact that AICE General Paper had a 96% pass rate the year before had something to do with it?

Based on the above, it’s clear the Naples Daily News’ so called Education Reporter does zero investigative research when reporting on District test results. But rather, just regurgitates Kamela Patton’s Press Release so the public will not be outraged at receiving McDonald’s Education results, after being promised Capital Grille quality for over $22,000 per student.

Bob Harden Interviews David Bolduc on “The Bob Harden Show”

Local conservative commentator Bob Harden interviewed B&B’s David Bolduc about the link between the flawed American History lessons our children receive in today’s public schools, and the present cry for the removal of Civil War statues.

Says Bob:

“Why are we taking sides on this anyhow?  It really happened and we can learn from it.  But we have to understand it first, and that’s basically what’s wrong with our schools right now – not necessarily on the science side (although I do worry about that), but mainly on the history and social studies, kids are not getting good information.”

Click below for the audio podcast:

 

Charlottesville – Brought To You By George Soros – Part 2

George Orwell (real name Eric Blair) was educated at Eton College, a well-known deep state education center – it has produced 19 British Prime Ministers including David Cameron. While at Eton, Orwell was introduced to the Fabian Society. As will be outlined, the Fabian Society has been instrumental in the global Communist agenda, in much the same manner, it was the force behind the creation of the Socialist Labor Party in Britain, where the current leader of the Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, appointed a Communist to help lead his election campaign, telling the stunned electorate that Andrew Murray, the Stalin apologist and defender of North Korea, is a “member of the Labor Party like me”, despite the fact the man he appointed was a member of either the Communist Party of Britain or the Communist Party of Great Britain for over 40 years.

The name Fabian is said to come from ‘Fabius’, the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus. Fabius carefully planned strategies to wear down his enemies over a long period of time avoiding battles that could prove decisive either way. And of course, this is exactly how the global agenda has been planned out by George Soros, who studied at the Fabian London School of Economics, and other “New World Order” supporters calling for “Change”, “Social Justice” and “Climate Justice”.

Fittingly, the Fabian society has a wolf in sheep clothing for its logo. How appropriate, as George Soros and Hillary Clinton hide behind their media contrived benevolent Charities, Foundations and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to fund their destabilization programs designed to slowly concentrate power in the hands of the state, following the Fabian Communist blue-print to a tee.

Many speculate that George Orwell became disillusioned with the Fabian Society, and 1984 was written not as fiction, but as an expose of the knowledge of the Soros, Fabian agenda. In 1984, Orwell describes the elite’s greatest weapon, cognitive dissonance, to a tee. He calls it, rather appropriately, doublethink – this is exactly how the majority of humanity has remained in servitude for thousands of years. Most people actually fight to protect their own belief system, dismissing information that challenges it without further investigation. These are the people, sadly tens of millions, with their heads in the sand.

Which leads us to Charlottesville, and the Democrat-led, often violent, push to tear down every statue dedicated to anyone who served in the Confederate Army, or for that matter, any southerner who lived before 1860. You see, due to Fabians like George Soros controlling our Public School History Textbooks for the past 100 years, combined with a Soros and Clinton compliant media, the majority of America has grown up believing the Civil War was fought to end slavery and believing that the South seceded following the election of Abraham Lincoln because he was going to end slavery despite the fact anyone can read the following transcript of the fourth Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Charleston, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln stated:

“While I was at the hotel to-day, an elderly gentleman called upon me to know whether I was really in favor of producing a perfect equality between the Negroes and white people. [Great Laughter.] While I had not proposed to myself on this occasion to say much on that subject, yet as the question was asked me I thought I would occupy perhaps five minutes in saying something in regard to it. I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, [applause]-that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything. I do not understand that because I do not want a Negro woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. [Cheers and laughter.] My understanding is that I can just let her alone. I am now in my fiftieth year, and I certainly never have had a black woman for either a slave or a wife. So it seems to me quite possible for us to get along without making either slaves or wives of Negroes. I will add to this that I have never seen, to my knowledge, a man, woman or child who was in favor of producing a perfect equality, social and political, between Negroes and white men. … I will also add to the remarks I have made (for I am not going to enter at large upon this subject,) that I have never had the least apprehension that I or my friends would marry Negroes if there was no law to keep them from it, [laughter] but as Judge Douglas and his friends seem to be in great apprehension that they might, if there were no law to keep them from it, [roars of laughter] I give him the most solemn pledge that I will to the very last stand by the law of this State, which forbids the marrying of white people with Negroes. [Continued laughter and applause.]”

In other words, control of our history textbooks by Fabian Socialists and Democrats like Soros, Clinton, Shumer and Wassermann-Schultz  has created decades of “low information” protesters who believe the false premise the Civil War was only about ending slavery, and that every Confederate statue in the South needs to be torn down because every Northern soldier was an Abolitionist, and every Confederate soldier was a racist KKK defender of slavery, when Abraham Lincoln clearly stated:

I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”

Statues are symbols, the meaning of which varies depending on who you ask.  Lincoln’s revealing quote calls into doubt those who say in lockstep that the Northerners were strict abolitionists and every Southern general was a racist.

As a nation, are we going to continue with George Soros’s doublethink, and Socialist control of History Textbooks to justify the destruction of our nation’s past? Or, are we going to end our cognitive dissidence, and expose George Soros, Hillary Clinton, the dishonest Media and fake Republicans like Marco Rubio, and Collier County School Board members Roy Terry, Erick Carter and Stephanie Lucarelli as the Fabian Socialist wolves in sheep’s clothing they actually are?

Is Our County’s Worship of Superintendent Kam Patton Enabling a Culture of Teacher-Student Sex Abuse?

In yet another Naples Daily News hero-worship editorial fawning over Superintendent Kamela Patton, today’s back-to-school piece is titled  “A Year Tough to Top as Collier Schools Open Wednesday.”

The editorial references the return of Collier County’s students and teachers “for a  year of challenges perhaps no greater than ‘Can you top this?'”  In typical fashion, the NDN editors regurgitate Patton’s talking points about the pyrrhic “A” grade the school district received this year (despite a myriad of “D” schools and 29% third grade reading proficiency at one school).

The editors then cite areas where the School District still needs improvement citing “teacher retention and housing,” convincing the Legislature to become “more supportive of traditional public education,” and — given that Patton’s annual budget has now crashed through the $1 billion glass ceiling — suggesting the “hire of an independent financial analyst for a risk assessment.”**

**NOTE:  the editors are covering for Patton here.  The “risk assessment” is Patton’s proposed watered-down review, so she can avoid the more intense “internal audit” which School Board members Donalds and Lichter propose.

Notably missing from the NDN’s list of proposed public school improvements is to cut down on the number of school teachers allegedly having sexual relationships with the students. 

Hey, NDN editorial board — where’s that proposed improvement?  How about some giving “kicks” to the School District?

  1. For the second time in the past 6 months, one of Patton’s high school teachers is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with a student.  The first time, it apparently got swept under the rug by the School District’s own investigation and the Collier County Sheriff Department.  As reported by the NDN in an article titled “Collier Teacher Reinstated After Investigation Into Sexual Allegations“, despite a written statement by the former student confirming the sexual relationship and allegations that one of Patton’s administrators interfered in the investigation, Kevin Rambosk’s Sheriff’s department refused to press charges.

When brought up as a topic at a school board meeting in July, Kam Patton scolded board member Kelly Lichter for her inquiry  in a “how dare you not trust me” manner, then reassured board members that Patton already had a half-hour late night call with her good pal Sheriff Kevin Rambosk to address the “article.”  As to the content of that discussion with Rambosk, Patton did not say.

Hey Kam – why in the world is the top school administrator speaking to the top sheriff??  Isn’t this like Bill Clinton talking to Loretta Lynch on the tarmac?  Why are the two “top dogs” talking, rather than letting the detectives and other trained professionals do their job?  Were you trying to get to the bottom of it with Rambosk — or were you instead chastising Rambosk for not having more control over his underlings, especially that pesky detective who gave your administration a black eye by calling out how one of your principals “interfered” in the investigation?

The Sheriff’s department refused to press charges in the first reported case despite a sworn statement from the alleged victim.  To little surprise, the School District’s own investigation “found no evidence to prove [the] student’s statements that she had engaged in sexual activity with the teacher,” and guess what — THE TEACHER IS BACK AT WORK AT THE HIGH SCHOOL!

Now, this week, it is reported that a male Naples High School teacher had sexual intercourse with a 16 year-old female student, and had been “sexting” at least two female students. (click for link). He faces “two felony charges of sexual assault of a victim 16 or 17 years old.”  According to the news report, the teacher has admitted to having sexual intercourse with the student.  BUT INSTEAD OF FIRING THE TEACHER, THE PATTON ADMINISTRATION JUST REASSIGNED HIM TO WORK AT THE MLK ADMINISTRATION BUILDING!

Keep in mind, this isn’t a case where someone is “innocent until proven guilty.”  The news report is that this teacher admitted to the sex acts.  AND PATTON HASN’T FIRED HIM?  What enabling message does that send to the next teacher?  “The District’s got your back?”

Given the School District’s obsession with social media, where is the District’s accountability for the fact that this teacher reportedly used Instagram and Snapchat to lure his alleged victims?  Where is the editorial board’s critique of the District’s excessive focus on social media, Bring Your Own Device, etc.?  Just look at the District’s web page — it’s not a government information page, it’s marketing and self-promotion – encouraging educators to waste time “tweeting” rather than teaching.

If Patton’s administration cannot police its own teachers operating within the public school buildings, how does the District plan to ensure the safety of its students involved in all of the community outreach, such as through “Future Ready Collier” which is a so-called “collaborative” effort whereby the District is strategically pushing our students out into the workplace where they will be mentored by the unvetted public?  (Future Ready Collier will “Provide community-based internships for 100% of career academy and other interested students.“)  At the August school board meeting when board member Kelly Lichter asked Patton about any school board policy on Future Ready Collier designed to ensure the safety of students being mentored at internships, administrator Peggy Aune struggled to provide any meaningful response identifying any such policies or procedures.

Where is the NDN editorial board on this topic?  Instead of asking such questions, the editors encourage this type “collective collaboration” hook, line and sinker — because guys like their own NDN President/Publisher William “Bill” Barker are a part of this educational mission drift.***

***Barker is chair-elect of the Naples Chamber, and board member of Champions for Learning — both part of Future Ready Collier.

It’s time for change at top – time to bring in someone who will focus on the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, and time to focus on the four corners of school district’s operations, and student safety, without all of the distracting outreach.  And frankly, it’s time for a real news source other than the highly conflicted, collectivist agenda-driven Naples Daily News.  (Enter Bolduc and Bracci – so Get the Word Out.)

So where is the NDN editorial board talking about school district “improvements” in the area of protecting students from teacher-predators?  Kam Patton loves to compare today’s district scores and rankings to those of 6 years ago when she first arrived.  Click here for example.

If Patton likes to compare the District’s performance today to six years ago when she first arrived, then how about comparing the number of sexual assaults by teachers on students today, as opposed to 2011? Is Patton’s Communications Department tracking that statistic?


Superintendent Kamela Patton

Why is this relevant?  Because Patton came from the Miami-Dade School District where she was a former assistant Superintendent.  Patton worked there for 24 years.  This is where Patton learned on the job.  It is coming to light that Miami-Dade may be a breeding ground for teacher sexual assaults on students due to an enabling administration that had turned a blind eye during the period of Patton’s  tenure.  In a recently filed lawsuit, it is alleged that a Miami-Dade teacher repeatedly sexually assaulted a student.  This teacher had been accused of other incidents dating back to 2004, and yet the Miami-Dade administration  simply reassigned the teacher from one school to another, without being called to real account.

Here is a link to that lawsuit  (Warning to readers, there is a lot in it):

Complaint:  Jane Doe v. Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Aug. 2, 2017

Here is a link to two other news reports about that lawsuit and other recent teacher-student sex incidents in Miami-Dade:

“Are Miami-Dade Schools a Hunting Ground and Refuge for Sexual Predators?”, Dr. Rich Swier, August 9, 2017

“‘Jason’s Girls:’ Palmetto High Teacher Accused of String of Sexually Charged Relationships,” Miami Herald, August 3, 2017

Are the recent reports of Collier County teacher sex acts with students a harbinger of things to come here in our school district, similar what is coming to light in Miami-Dade?

Are recent events here in Collier County the result of lax enforcement by Patton and her administration?

Do they result from local leadership that protects the image of Patton and her administration at all costs, because Patton loves to “partner” with them and provide them with access to our school district?

Do they result from a local newspaper and sheriff’s department which Patton has strategically cozied up to over the past years, currying favor with them so that they will not do their jobs and hold Patton’s school district to account, either by news reporting or proper law enforcement?

Perhaps the NDN editors and others in our community also have some responsibility for enabling these incidents.  Perhaps their worship of Superintendent Kamela Patton is coming home to roost.

 

 

Charlottesville – Brought To You By George Soros

Author’s note: all blue font links to source documentation

After reading this latest post to Bolduc & Bracci, I highly recommend everyone go to your favorite brick and mortar, or online bookstore, and order the following three classic books by Historian Antony C. Sutton:

  1. Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution
  2. Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler
  3. Wall Street and FDR

In these three classics, Mr. Sutton’s scholarship, which has gone unrefuted for close to 50 years, thoroughly documents how elite global banking and financial families such as the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Schiffs, Warburgs, and now Soros, have used the time tested blueprint of “Problem, Reaction, Solution” to consolidate financial and social control over entire nations.

So what is “Problem, Reaction, Solution”, and how does it relate to Charlottesville?

In a nutshell, it can be defined in three stages:

Stage 1 – Create the problem – Bomb the Maine in Havana, Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam, or create an economic crisis via Central Bank manipulation of currency and debt…..think Wiemar Republic, the 2008 Mortgage Crisis and the Great Depression.

Stage 2 – Through the elite bankers bought-and-paid-for Mainstream Media, repeat the version of the problem Wall Street wants the public to buy hook, line and sinker….Spanish Cuban’s bombed the Maine, Vietnam attacked our Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin, Germans printed too much money, subprime borrowers extended themselves too far. Then the people react with outrage and fear without looking for the truth themselves, and say, this needs to change, “what is the government going to do about it”!

Stage 3 – Through the elite bankers bought-and-paid-for politicians, offer the solution to the problems the elite bankers have covertly created in the first place.

So, let’s test out the theory of “Problem, Reaction, Solution” on Ukraine a few years ago.

Stage 1 – Victoria Nuland of the US State Department announces in 2013, the United States has partnered with ExxonMobil and Chevron (Rockefeller Standard Oil Companies) to spend $5 billion to subvert the democratically elected government of Ukraine because they are evil. Riots and shootings of Police soon follow in 2014.

Stage 2 – The Media repeats over, and over again, that peaceful protesters were shot merely for calling for Ukraine’s freedom. When in actuality, Nuland was caught on the phone admitting she was going to install Central Banker “Yats” to run Ukraine even before the so called protests started. Then, another leaked phone conversation confirmed the Kiev Snipers were hired by the so called “protesters” flush with $5 billion of your tax dollars.

Stage 3 – Psychotic US politicians led by John McCain, meet with “freedom fighters in Kiev” calling for Vladimir Putin to stop messing with Ukraine’s Democracy, when these “freedom fighters” turn out to be blood-thirsty Neo-Nazis, looking to impose authoritarian social and economic control over the people of Ukraine.

In other words, the US Government’s solution to the Ukrainian protests created by the US Government, and the shooting of Police Officers funded by the US Government, is to vote in an authoritarian Socialist Neo-Nazi Government endorsed and funded by John McCain and the US Government.

Now for Charlottesville…….

Stage 1 – Unrepentant Nazi collaborator, George Soros funds Neo-Nazis on one side, to clash with his funded Neo-Communists on the other side.

Stage 2 – The bought-and-paid-for Mainstream Media only blames the George Soros funded Neo-Nazi’s for the violence while lumping in all Libertarians, Conservative Republicans and Constitutionalists as “Alt-Right” KKK Neo-Nazis.

Stage 3 –  Bought-and-paid-for Politicians like John McCain, Chuck Shumer, Nancy Pelosi deem all President Trump supporting Libertarians, Conservative Republicans and Constitutionalists as “Alt-Right” KKK Nazis who need to have their free speech shut down, and the Bill of Rights suspended in the name of national unity, national love and national peace.

Que up the Bono songs and tambourines while the Constitution dies a silent death.