The Questions You'll Find Answered Here
- What is happening in our schools that will affect every worker in
- What happened to local control of our schools?
- Why are kids spending class time training for entry level jobs?
- Why is time spent on projects and group learning instead of the
- Why are businesses training teachers in job skills?
- Why are reading, writing and math skills going down?
The answer to these and many other questions are found on this
The federal government has set in motion a restructuring of
our schools, our workforce and our economy to create a new system
School-to-work or STW. Minnesota and all other states are
central planning system to implement STW. STW places the needs of
the needs or wants of the child.
How New U.S. Policy Embraces a State-Planned
Federal law forms a new governance structure that opposes both free
representative government. Instead, government centrally plans and
manages the economy.
The scaffolding for a centrally-planned economy was passed piecemeal
under President Clinton
and is currently being reassembled at the state level by combining
laws into the following three-way "public/private partnership:"
This public/private partnership was created by the following
- Goals 2000 (G2000) created the partnership between government and
education by mandating dumbed-down national education standards, a
national curriculum, national test, and national teacher licensure.
Local and state control of education is ended.
- School-to-Work (STW) creates the education/business partnership,
changing the purpose of education from acquiring knowledge, to
supplying workers for business. Schools become job-training centers
offering narrowly defined career choices, approved by government
economic forecasters, which match students and adults with
- Workforce Investment Act (WIA) finishes the partnership triangle
by creating a nationwide network of workforce boards, made up of
"government-appointed representatives" from business, education, and
government, who work to implement and manage the system through local
Together, these laws align and consolidate all local, state, and
federal policies, programs, and funding into a single state-managed
How the New System Works
- Public/private non-profits provide design, policy, and seed money
as a catalyst for systemic change.
- The Federal Department of Labor chooses which private industry
sectors are promoted in each state.
- K-12 and state colleges dump academics for job training in local
- A new national curriculum is used that embraces a socialist,
globalist worldview; loyalty to all government and not America.
- "Teaching" is redefined through new training and national
- Students choose a career cluster at end of 8th grade, limiting
curriculum to a narrow choice.
- Class time is spent at job sites for labor training, not in
- "Appointed" local workforce boards match "learners" with local
businesses who have requested them.
- Skill certificates awarded for specific job-readiness.
Certificates will become mandatory for future hiring decisions.
- Required "Lifework Plan" follows individual from
- ALL students, all schools (public, private & home-based), all
businesses expected to participate.
- Federal government forces compliance of all "partners" through
rewards and sanctions.
- Government dominates and controls all partnerships.
- State defines new "covenant" with parents for raising children.
- Students, workers, employers, educators and parents held
accountable to government-defined "performance" outcomes.
- All 50 states are currently implementing this system.
- The current reauthorization of the federally mandated
elementary and secondary education act (HR1/S1) cements the entire
system in place.
The Bottom Line
Government is implementing policies that will lead to poverty, not
prosperity, by adopting the failed ideas of a state-planned and
managed economy similar to that of the former Soviet Union.