Local case in point, Instead of raising taxes on those earning hundreds of millions which would raise $70 millino in new revenue, Markell chose to take away the tax credit seniors get for their school payments… Pick on seniors; let the millionaires roam untouched… That is the definition of oligarchy. And make no mistake; with that, we are one.
The Princeton article basically states this.
Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.
But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.
Let us take Common Core. This was foisted upon the American People by corporate lobbyists, and a handful of politicians who were groveling for any free dollar they could get. The corporations got rich. Your child got screwed.
As you can see, this is far more serious then just education… This is about who shall run America.. you , or your bosses… Up until recently, it was you… Then with changes in campaign finance laws, it became impossible to ignore big money if you were a politician… Therefore those with big money pull all strings. We don’t even get strings.
Change by voting is out. If you vote one scoundrel out, another one gets bought when they get in. But if you can keep your child out and home during the taking of the Smarter Balance Assessments, you then send a message that you run the country, not big money. There is no way they can force your child to take the test. If less than 95% of kids take the test, the tests become invalid. Everything built upon those tests, cannot go forward.
That will throw Common Core out the window and new changes will have to be met… This is your option to take back the power that was given to you by our Constitution. If you believe in America.. If you support America, you really only have one moral choice, if you have school age children.
Opt out your child from taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment which are bad for kids… Only when their plans come crashing down upon them because they thought you did not matter, then, will you begin the fight to get your lives back under your own control…
It starts with opting out.