|Say NO to DESE's "Nudge"|
A reader made a comment on a recent post about the DESE meetings and the Delphi technique used in all the meetings except Lindbergh. Lindbergh's attendees would not comply and their questions/concerns were heard by all the citizens, not just the members and facilitators in small groups.
This is an excellent video from the San Francisco area explaining the process and how the message is controlled by the messenger. This is the blueprint of DESE's Common Core meetings on May 2.
"Exposing the Delphi Technique in Public Meetings...or how to tell when you have been railroaded"
It is important you contact Senators Lamping, Richard and Dempsey on Monday to voice your opinion on DESE's "communication meetings" in the eight locations. DESE will insist it met with the community to deliver information on Common Core and there is no need to have additional meetings across the state requiring the Commissioner to present information (and respond to questions) about the cost to the state/districts and the data retrieval necessary with Common Core. These issues, if raised, were not answered since the presenters were "not qualified" to answer.
DESE thinks it did a fine job in those meetings and you need to tell the senators otherwise. The videos from previous posts and reports show the taxpayers were not satisfied with these presentations and no meaningful response to questions.
Here is the information you need to convey by email, fax or telephone call:
Make Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Accountable to Missouri Residents for Common Core
This Monday morning --- call and e-mail your senator, as well as Senator Lamping, Senator Dempsey, and Senator Richard and tell them you support SB 210 (text below) .
To find your senator's contact information, just enter your zip code in the appropriate box on this senate webpage
Also, please e-mail and call the following senators. Thank Senator Lamping for sponsoring the bill, and ask Senators Dempsey and Richards to see that SB 210 passes in the senate:
Senator John Lamping, Sponsor of SB 210
State Capitol Room 426
Senator Tom Dempsey, President Pro Tem
State Capitol Room 326
Senator Ron Richard, Majority Floor Leader
SENATE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
SENATE BILL NO. 210
To amend chapter 161, RSMo, by adding thereto one new
section relating to the common core state standards
initiative, with an emergency clause.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI,
Section A. Chapter 161, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto
one new section, to be known as section 161.855, to read as
1. The department of elementary and secondary
education shall conduct at least one public hearing in each
congressional district in Missouri prior to the full
implementation of the common core state standards. The public
hearings shall provide an opportunity for members of the general
public to publicly testify regarding the common core state
standards. The commissioner of education and at least one member
of the state board of education shall attend each public hearing.
For each public hearing, the department shall provide at least
two weeks' notice to school districts and parents of public
school students located within the congressional district in
which the hearing shall be held.
2. At least two weeks prior to the first of the public
hearings, the department of elementary and secondary education
shall perform and make publicly available a fiscal analysis of
the projected cost to the state and school districts of the
implementation of the common core state standards. The analysis
shall include the costs of material, equipment, technology, and
training, as well as any savings that may be realized. The
department shall provide the fiscal analysis to the president pro
tempore of the senate, the speaker of the house of
representatives, and to the joint committee on education. The
department shall publish the fiscal analysis on its internet
3. At least two weeks prior to the first of the public
hearings, the department of elementary and secondary education
shall prepare a report that identifies:
(1) Any data that shall be collected as a result of the
implementation of the common core state standards; and
(2) Any governmental entity, quasi-governmental entity, or
consortium that collects data or receives data as a result of the
implementation of the common core state standards.
4. The department of elementary and secondary education
shall submit the report required under subsection 3 of this
section to the president pro tempore of the senate, the speaker
of the house of representatives, and to the joint committee on
education. The department shall publish the report on its
internet website. The department shall notify parents of public
school students of the data collection procedures described in
subsection 3 of this section.
5. The department of elementary and secondary education
shall conduct all of the public hearings by December 31, 2013.
Section B. Because of the importance of providing information to
the public about the common core state standards,
section A of this act is deemed necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public health, welfare, peace and safety, and
is hereby declared to be an emergency act within the meaning of
the constitution, and section A of this act shall be in full
force and effect upon its passage and approval.
Readers' comments from MEW posts about these DESE meetings and the Delphi Technique:
Is it just me, or do teacher inservice days and other education trainings seem to revolve around the Delphi technique as well? on Van Harvey Notes Citizens Wouldn't be "Nudged" at the Lindbergh DESE Common Core Meeting. No Choice Architects Allowed to Present the Grand Plan.
they certainly do..... No open discussion allowed on Van Harvey Notes Citizens Wouldn't be "Nudged" at the Lindbergh DESE Common Core Meeting. No Choice Architects Allowed to Present the Grand Plan.
I feel badly for the representatives DESE sent out to conduct the Common Core meetings last Thurs. My experience, concerning alot of different issues in education, has been that people in these positions are inundated with "controlled messaging" - which began back in 2009-2010 with CommonCore. They have been working to "implement" and may not have investigated (the unconstitutional) CCSS "Initiative" on their own. They were sacrificed by DESE (imho) in order to gather public opinion info on CommonCore. I wouldn't be surprised if a few of them are absolutely furious when they begin to independently research some of the questions posed that night. on Video of Delphi DESE Common Core Springfield Meeting
If only each person in attendance had had a posture analysis seat or a facial expression camera or a pressure mouse or a wireless conductance sensor as outlined on page 44 of Common Core's manual entitled Promoting Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance. Maybe next time they will. on The Delphi Technique Did Not Work at the Lindbergh DESE Meeting. People Were "Mad As Hell and They Were Not Going to Take This Anymore".
Your meeting was much different than the Lindbergh School one. People were upset, and there was good dialogue between attendees. Of course, we there was a good supply of troops. All-in-all, I think DESE was successful, in that it had not answered a single question and they were condescending. I do not think there will be a single answer in the future. I would not send them a single new question, because they will just shape their new dialog to answer concerns if meetings are required in new legislation. We need to stick with informational meetings of our own, IMO, instead of giving them more ammunition. Your meeting sounded a lot like the AG21 meetings in Pevely, and they had 4 meetings! To fight their message, I think it IS important to stand up to them and not obey their control tactics. on Brian Bollman in Cape Girardeau Provides Report of the DESE Delphi Technique in Practice.
Did no one attempt to disrupt Delphi or did everyone just go along? on Brian Bollman in Cape Girardeau Provides Report of the DESE Delphi Technique in Practice.
I had heard the words Delphi Technique in my life, but I never read anything about it. Being a computer geek in the auto industry, I assumed it was a manufacturing process created by parts manufacturer Delphi. Sadly everyone went along, but we did realize it was a divide and conquer strategy and refused to play into the "what's good about CCSS" question. Lesson learned. on Brian Bollman in Cape Girardeau Provides Report of the DESE Delphi Technique in Practice.