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       This is our 2017 August eNewsLetter and we are going to deviate from our normal "font legend" and just use: black, Helvetica / Ariel.
        Home Schooling has always been presented in August as an option for parents of the regular federally indoctrinated public schools; and now, it's a pragmatic relief from Common Core.  People! Parents! how much motivation is necessary for parents to choose anything other than public schools?  Why isn't this information  IndoctriNation movie - FREE sufficient to motivate parents?  Last years August's eNewsLetter has extensive critiques of Common Core and  We have updated the links; but, not much in FL has changed with Common Core; so, if you want to review the unsolved problems, check it out.
        This newsletter will describe some interesting laws that were passed by the FL legislature and became effective July 1, 2017.

        The first law is called 2017-74 Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Law.  This is a great law.  It is very important given these two items just received by email (8/5/17).
        I attempted to ask questions of the law's author; but after a brief non informative email cycle with his assistant, I realized that forthcoming info was going to be sparse or non existent.  So I'm going to itemize my questions in a list below; perhaps email it to my District Senator, paste it into my Blog: FL's Religious Expression Law for a record, and report on the results as they become available in future newsletters.  
Paragraph 6 says the FL Dept of Ed. will produce a model policy for all FL. school districts.  My questions about the Dept of Ed Policy development process are:
  1. How does the Dept of Ed carry out the process of developing a model policy per paragraph (6) of 2017-74 Religious Expression in Public Schools Law ?
  2. Because this law involves freedom of expression, can the model policy be made strong i.e. bullet proof?  Or what will prevent or deter law suits by  antagonists from forcing a case to the US Supreme Court?
  3. Will the DOE attorneys write it? 
  4. Since the FL States Attorney will be expected to defend it, will they be involved in development?
  5. Will legal law firms with massive religious liberty defense experience like:  Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) or/and Liberty Counsel (, etc. be involved?  If they aren't invited to participate would it be appropriate for them to review and comment on the policy?
  6. Will the Senate Education Committee have a chance to review and comment on the policy?
  7. What about including local in-school adjudication or/and school board reviews and/or appeals for adherence to the model policy?
  8. It seems appropriate to instruct teachers and administrators in the legalities of this liberty and perhaps providing Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for them to know their boundaries.  Gateways to Better Education has a Faith, Freedom and Public School Education Workshop for teachers and administrators.  Texas already allows 7 CEUs for their school personnel completing the Education Workshop.
  9. Will there be a public hearing(s)?
  10. How would, or could, the 2017-74 Religious Expression in Public Schools Law apply to Florida's online schools?

        The second law passed in FL legislature is called 2017 Bill CS/CS/HB 989 Instructional Materials.  It is linked and described as 2017 Bill CS/CS/HB 989 Instructional Materials - The Florida Senate  (PDF)  (Tallahassee, FL)—[] Florida parents can now challenge the use of textbooks and other instructional materials in schools, and officials are required to hold an independent hearing to vet their concerns. Florida Citizens' Alliance founder Keith Flaugh told National Public Radio the group pushed for the new law as a means of "getting the school boards to recognize ... the garbage that's in our textbooks." ... "We found them to be full of political indoctrination, religious indoctrination, revisionist history and distorting our founding values and principles, even a significant quantity of pornography," he said.  
       This can be a good law that allows transparency to the school boards textbook adoption; however, probably not Common Core - see (Dot 7).  I downloaded the 18 page (PDF) but didn't review it completely.  The following comments are generated by the FL Senate link above that  summarizes the law.  
        It does not look like this 2017 Bill CS/CS/HB 989 Instructional Materials - The Florida Senate  (PDF)  law can be applied to the online school.

Please consider forwarding this to your: friends, classmates, parents and teachers in your community. Thank you.

The News Impacting Our Children In Public Schools. (more news online)

  PS 1 News - Returning The Bible to Public Schools.
  1. AUGUST:   Proverbs 1 NKJV - The Beginning of Knowledge - The Bible Gateway  1  The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, To perceive the words of understanding, To receive the instruction of wisdom, Justice, judgment, and equity; ; To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion - A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,
  2. 10 INCREDIBLE BIBLE FACTS to Blow Your Mind !!! - 12:45 YouTube
PS 2  Update to Alternatives to Public Schools  
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  1. Studies in Conservatism:  
  2. Nye/Ham: The Second Debate Premiere - 1:57:04 YouTube Answers in Genesis | Streamed live on Mar 13, 2017 | Visit more info. For the first time ever, watch the uncut two-hour “walking debate” as Bill Nye “the Science Guy” tours the full-size Ark Encounter with Ken Ham. This is the historic July 8, 2016, meeting; a unique discussion on creation, evolution, climate change, the origin of life on earth, and more!
  3. WHY READING IS PHONICS - 3:34m YouTube  Short and sweet.
  4. Email from EdChoice ( 7/26/17:     Tell the world why you support school choice.  Share the image below to jumpstart the educational choice conversation in your social networks. Kid's picture with this quote:  "I don't want options that help me reach my full potential"  #SaidNoKidEver
  5. Cool Slide Show - informative. Another resource. EdChoice 101: Who We Are and What We Do EdChoice | Published on Jul 7, 2017 What does EdChoice do? Get a quick introduction to our organization, who we are and what we do in this Slideshare.

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  1. Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying. | Tenth Amendment Center Blog | HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 24, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Pennsylvania, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.
  PS 4  FL State LEGISLATURE ACTIONs on Common Core   ( 0 more... )
  1.    NOTHING again this session (2017)! ! !
PS 5  The States' RESISTANCE and OPPOSITION to Common Core  ( 5 more... )
  1. Signed by the Governor: New Hampshire Law Allows Local Common Core Opt Out | Tenth Amendment Center Blog CONCORD, N.H. (July 21, 2017) – On Tuesday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law that prohibits the state department of education and the state board of education from requiring any school or school district to implement Common Core standards. This represents an opportunity for local communities to opt out of Common Core and nullify the program in practice.
  2. ‘S’ Is for ‘School Choice’ and ‘States’ — Washington Should Back Off | The Heritage Foundation Jul 14th, 2017 4 min read | COMMENTARY BY Lindsey M. Burke | Introducing a new federal tax-credit scholarship could wind up undermining the broader school-choice movement in the states.

PS 6  More Public School Resources News
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  1. [Important]  A New Florida Law Allows Parents, Citizens to Challenge Textbooks Used in Schools Victor Skinner : Aug 1, 2017 : | It's a problem that's plagued school districts in Florida and other states as parents have raised concerns with a variety of issues, from an unbalanced perspective on Islam to graphic sexual scenarios in assigned reading to one-sided descriptions of evolution and climate change. The new law, signed by Gov. Rick Scott late last month, requires school boards to list all instructional materials on school websites, and to launch independent reviews by qualified hearing officers if parents or citizens lodge a complaint...
          (Tallahassee, FL)—[] Florida parents can now challenge the use of textbooks and other instructional materials in schools, and officials are required to hold an independent hearing to vet their concerns. Florida Citizens' Alliance founder Keith Flaugh told National Public Radio the group pushed for the new law as a means of "getting the school boards to recognize ... the garbage that's in our textbooks." ... "We found them to be full of political indoctrination, religious indoctrination, revisionist history and distorting our founding values and principles, even a significant quantity of pornography," he said.
  2. [July Repetition]  Religious Expression in Public Schools, Senate Bill 436 (2017) - The Florida Senate - SIGNED BY (FL) GOVERNOR, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017. GENERAL BILL by Baxley ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Steube ; Mayfield ; Stargel ; Campbell ; Brandes ; Broxson | Religious Expression in Public Schools; Citing this act as the "Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act"; prohibiting a school district from discriminating against students, parents, or school personnel on the basis of religious viewpoints or expression; prohibiting penalty or reward for a student’s religious expression in coursework, artwork, or other specified assignments; requiring a school district to comply with the federal requirements in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, etc.   Chapter No. 2017-74 < Complete 3 page PDF.  EVERY STUDENT AND PARENT SHOULD READ IT, PRINT IT AND CARRY IT. (If you don't want the original printed on full size 3 pages, try printing the original on these two pdf's on opposite sides of 1 page.  ../2017-74FL-FreeExpressionInSchoolsPg1of2.pdf  and  ../2017-74FL-FreeExpressionInSchoolsPg2of2.pdf .)  For a chronology of events see Hisways': Blog: FL's Religious Expression Law.

  3. [July Repetition]  Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin publicly signs bill allowing elective Bible classes in public schools. Updated: Jun 27, 2017 4:39 PM EST , By Lawrence Smith | WDRB 41 Louisville News “It really did set the foundation that our founding fathers used to develop documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights," said Rep. D.J. Johnson (R-Owensboro). "All of those came from principles from the Bible."  (2:20m video).  Here is a link to the KY legislature where you can download the 2 page PDF House Bill 128;  HB128.
  4. 90 Minutes of Evidence for the Global Flood - Is Genesis History?  During the 2017 IGH Conference, Dr. Kurt Wise explored the impact of the Flood on the earth in a series of three in-depth lectures. This lecture on the “study of sediment,” the first in the series, is an excellent overview of the unique features of the sedimentary shell covering the earth. It provides an enormous amount of evidence for the reality of the global flood. ... This is an excellent semi-technical talk for understanding the results of the Flood.
  5. How to Teach Phonics (And How Not To) | Memoria Press By Cheryl Lowe; April 1, 2016   Phonogram (n.): A letter or letter team that represents (spells) one of the 45 sounds of the English language.
  6. Reason and Imagination | Memoria Press - Classical Christian Education By Martin Cothran; June 29, 2017;  What goes around comes around.
    "Christendom has had a series of revolutions and in each one of them Christianity has died … But the first extraordinary fact which marks this history is this: that Europe has been turned upside down over and over again; and that at the end of each of these revolutions the same religion has again been found on top. The Faith is always converting the age, not as an old religion but as a new religion." - G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy 1908
    Chesterton’s own reputation has occasionally fallen into obscurity, but Orthodoxy has been republished again and again since its original printing in 1908.  
  7. How Would Trump's K-12 Spending Plan Affect Schools? - 0:58m. YouTube  Education Week | Published on Jul 11, 2017 President Donald Trump wants to make the biggest cuts in the U.S. Department of Education’s budget in about 35 years - a reduction of 13.5 percent that would slash money for some key programs. But Congress hasn't been a big fan of the president's plan so far.
  8. What is the Cost of Complying with Federal Education Mandates? | United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE)  August 9, 2017 ~ stopfeded | Bureaucrats at every level seem to think there is no way a school can operate without federal money even though, on average, less than 10% of a state’s K-12 education budget comes from the inefficient federal government.
PS 7  Miscellaneous Security Issues
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  1. Tenth Amendment Center Blog | Tenther Tuesday Episode 21: The New DOJ Asset Forfeiture Scheme and How to Stop It August 1, 2017, By Mike Maharrey | Asset Forfeiture, Audio/Video 17:51 min. A couple of weeks ago, at the behest of Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a directive meant to ramp up asset forfeiture across the country – even in states that require criminal convictions first. In this episode of Tenther Tuesday, Michael Boldin and Mike Maharrey talk about asset forfeiture, what the directive does and how states can stop it.
  2. WebSites Found Collecting Data from Online Forms Even Before You Click Submit Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Swati Khandelwal | 'Do I really need to give this website so much (information) about me?' ... That's exactly what I usually think after filling (out) but before submitting a web form online asking for my personal details to continue.   But closing the tab or editing your information hardly makes any difference because as soon as you have typed or auto-filled anything into the online form, the website captures it automatically in the background using JavaScript, even if you haven't clicked the Submit button. ...
  3. Is President Trump Already Building "The Wall" With the Aid of Israeli Technology? Adam Abrams : Aug 1, 2017 : | (Israel)—[] The Trump administration has reportedly reached a new contract with the Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems to implement advanced security systems on the U.S. border with Mexico, similar to the security technology utilized along Israel's borders.
  4. (Ever closer to 1984) Protecting Parental Authority in the Golden State | United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) August  3, 2017 ~ stopfeded | The bill is authored by California Senator Richard Pan, ... A group in California, “No On SB 18,” is calling for people to contact their (CA) representatives and tell them to vote “NO.”  Their website reads:
    “SB 18 proposes that the government should have the authority to intervene between parents and children if your parenting style and family life are not compliant with their “researched-based essential needs” of children.  In all practical ways, SB 18 opens your front door and invites the government in to stay, not only as a spectator, but as a dictator.”

PS 8   Public School Spiritual Discrimination
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  1. Anti-Israel Texts Flood High Schools, Universities Turning Americans Against Jewish State - Breaking Israel News
  2. Grand Canyon May Prove Noah’s Flood Happened 6,000 Years Ago - Breaking Israel News By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz July 19, 2017 | After a four-year court battle, a geologist has been granted permission to collect samples from the Grand Canyon which he hopes will prove that Noah’s flood took place less than 6,000 years ago. An MIT scholar, a religious Jew who combines Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) and science, makes a strong case for the flood theory and pokes holes in its biggest opponent – the theory of evolution.

PS 9  Miscellaneous Health Issues
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  1. Government Can't Fix Healthcare - 4:1- min. YouTube PragerU | Published on Jul 17, 2017
  2. IDF Mental Health Officer Develops Simple, Game-Changing PTSD Treatment - Breaking Israel News. By Tsivya Fox August 1, 2017 |   Former Israeli army mental health officer Moshe Farchi has developed a simple yet effective model for dealing with trauma which reduces Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Professionals, as well as laymen, are actively being trained in his method worldwide.

PS 10  Miscellaneous
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  1. Islamic Waqf’s Sovereignty on Temple Mount Is “Over”, Says Government Minister - Breaking Israel News | Biblical Perspective. By Abra Forman, July 18, 2017 | The Mount has not been under lasting Jewish control for thousands of years. If Israel succeeds in regaining sovereignty, it will be a triumph worthy of two millennia of Jewish prayer and longing, not to mention an unprecedented opportunity to begin reconstruction of the Mount and Temple as they were in Biblical days.
  2. Here's How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been 4/26/17 | Walter E. Williams |
  3. The War On Cars - YouTube PragerU | Published on Jul 31, 2017, There is a war against cars in America. Regulators want Americans out of cars and onto trains, buses, and bicycles. Why? Because of what cars represent -- freedom. Automotive expert Lauren Fix ("The Car Coach") explains.
  4. Fordham and USED Cater to Fairness, Ignore Basic Needs of American Public Education | United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) August 2, 2017 ~ stopfeded | By: Massachusetts PIE President Michael Gendre, Michigan PIE President Melanie Kurdys, and USPIE Director of Communications April Few. Instead of the flawed Fordham proposal we should argue not for “high poverty” as a school’s defining characteristic but “average reading level” by grade. And we demand an educational factor as the basic comparison/trait. Failing that the “fairness to all students” is a stretchable objective that accommodates bloated interventionism and escapes the proper focus on educational excellence and accountability. We are simply puzzled by the fact that Fordham is obsessed ...
  5. After Charlie Gard Nightmare, U.S. Senator Introduces Parental Rights Amendment to the Constitution Maggie McKneely : Aug 2, 2017 : : "The Parental Rights Amendment will protect the greatest team ever assembled—the family. Let's pass this amendment and let's protect the family." -NFL MVP, Shaun Alexander"

Staff, Hisways USA, Inc.,  

- A lying tongue hates those it hurts, Pv 26:28a (NIV); and The Truth blesses those who receive Him. (7/9/19)  

I will send a famine through the land - not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.   Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.   Amos 8:11-12

    * Ninth Amendment – Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights.
                     The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
    * Tenth Amendment – Powers of states and people
                    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

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