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Is the NAEP Really Making a Difference or Cushy Job and Engineered Social Scam?

Why is the NAEP funding Educational Research Grants?
Why does the NAEP use input directly to the site from children across this country? What do they really do with or to the information provided at the NAEP?
What did this quick study WWC Quick Review: Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program Final Report prove for our educational system and our students across the United States of America?

Has Your Child Received 1 of These?

Organizational Chart with a long list of lackeys

Director of IES John Q. Easton


It doesn’t look like Mr. Easton quite completed his tasks at CCSR… hmm?

John Q. Easton – Consortium on Chicago School Research

This area of our site is in the works. Please check back soon! Consortium on Chicago School Research 1313 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. P: 773.702.3364
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But I am sure he really might have found his niche here:

Maybe not, Mr. Easton doesn’t seem to be an active participant:

Director’s Remarks and Presentations

September 24, 2010
Research Conference:
IES/National Center for Postsecondary Research/Foundation
Keynote speech, New York
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September 24, 2010
Developmental Education:
What Policies and Practices Work for Students
Teachers College, Columbia University
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September 20, 2010
Maryland High School Artists: A Juried Exhibition. Opening Talk
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July 28, 2010
Helping States and Districts Swim in an Ocean of New Data
STATS-DC 2010 Data Conference
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June 29, 2010
New Research Initiatives for IES
IES Research Conference Keynote Address
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May 2, 2010
Out of the Tower, Into the Schools: How New IES Goals Will Reshape Researcher Roles
Presidential Address, American Educational Research Association Conference, Denver, CO
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April 26, 2010
Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice: New Goals and Strategies at the Institute of Education Sciences
Keynote Address, University of Maryland College of Education Graduate Student Research Conference, College Park, MD
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April 7, 2010
Proposed new directions for IES research priorities
For discussion at NBES meeting
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February 20, 2010
John Easton’s speech at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) conference in Atlanta
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January 29, 2010
John Easton’s speech for the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE)
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November 9, 2009
John Easton’s address to the National Board for Education Sciences
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October 5, 2009
Swearing-in ceremony, John Q. Easton as Director of IES
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September 11, 2009
Introduction for Education at a Glance, OECD Breakfast Series
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September 10, 2009
Speech at “Chicago Contributes,” a University of Chicago forum on health care and education in Washington D.C.
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August 12, 2009
Speech by Director John Q. Easton presented in New Mexico at the Stupski Foundation’s Education R&D Summit
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August 7, 2009
Comments to National Assessment Governing Board
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July 29, 2009
NCES Summer Data Conference Presentation
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June 8, 2009
Plenary Address, 2009 IES Research Conference
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NAEP is a very revealing site to visit! Lots of payroll, lots of money flow, lots of lofty thoughts, but not too much in the way of  action, performance or accomplishments.

Blanche Lincoln Serves Up Bologna at Women’s Luncheon

Blanche Lincoln Women’s Luncheon

Blancheforsenate | October 12, 2010


Oh it’s all warm and fuzzy bologna at the luncheon… then she takes off in a private plane at the end of the video. Wonder how green all that traveling is? Wonder what this cost the Arkansas/American Taxpayer? hmm?

Send her elite-ness a message and send her packing. Vote for JOHN BOOZMAN!

When She’s Right, She’s Right! Black Conservatives Blast Al Sharpton Protesters!

Black Conservatives Blast Al Sharpton Protesters in DC 8/28

runawayslavemovie | August 31, 2010

The Runaway Slave movie crews were at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor Rally” and at Al Sharpton’s “Reclaiming the Dream March” on Aug 28th. As the two ideologies clashed in DC, our movie crews were on the scene. In this raw footage, shot near the future MLK memorial site, Black Conservatives leaving the “Restoring Honor” rally encounter Sharpton’s protestors who were holding signs claiming “Tea Party Racism.” This is just one of debates that we captured after the rally had ended.

Barack Obama and Margaret Sanger’s “Negro Project”

jcr4runner | October 12, 2008

Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood’s so-called “Negro Project” is alive and well as the most pro-abortion candidate in American history promises to not only protect Roe v. Wade but to use the presidency and his judicial appointments to push an even more radical social agenda.

Barack Obama – “Punished with a baby!”

jcr4runner | October 02, 2008

This is an examination of Barack Obama’s infamous quote in which he said that if his daughters were to get pregnant by “mistake” that he didn’t want them “punished with a baby!”

Obama thinks some babies are “punishments” for “mistakes.”

What a contrast to Sarah Palin who accepted her daughter’s baby and her own Downes Syndrome baby with open loving arms.

Bound4LIFE – Houston, Now Is The Time

Bound4LIFEintl | December 10, 2009

Right now in Houston, TX Planned Parenthood is building the 2nd largest abortion facility in the world. It will be located right in the center of 4 minority neighborhoods – one Black American and the other 3 Hispanic. Now is the time for the minority voice to lead the nation in justice once again.

She’s Right! What a Patriot!

From the Washington Times:

“EDITORIAL: Taxpayer-funded abortions are here

Obamacare opens up the floodgates to horror”

What a Re”Volt”ing Development – Dud or Deathtrap?

What a great advertising gimmick, NOT! A National Tour is necessary?

First Responders Perform Live Extrication on a Chevrolet Volt

chevrolet | August 31, 2010

Watch as a Chevrolet Volt is methodically dismantled at a training exercise for emergency personnel in Chicago and learn about Chevrolet and OnStar’s partnership with the National Fire Prevention Association on electric vehicle training for first responders.

I don’t know about the reader, but I just feel all warm and fuzzy, again, NOT! Hey I say, if Congress and the White House used our taxpayer money for bailing out a manufacturer who designed mobile electric chairs, let them drive these beasts. Lead by example, hug your union buds, show Americans how you really support what you desire to push on “We the People”.

White House, Senators, House Representatives be the first proud owners, give one to each of your wives or husbands, don’t forget your children and grandchildren. Let’s see how you put our money where your mouth is!

The Good Samaritan clause ends in a Volt crash. I mean it could turn into one hell of an electrifying experience~

Oh no… General Motors Considering New Engines for Eco-Friendly Chevy Volt… I wonder why?

Easy on the Environment, Tough on Passengers! – Could be a smoking good slogan!?!

What if it’s raining, what if there’s a short in the system, what if the driver is getting electrocuted, what if the battery breaks open? Inquiring minds want to know.

Seen It All Now, Atheist with Hyprocrisy, Utah Stand Tall

Cross or Not to Cross

Utah should have the right

David Silverman (V.P. and Nat’l Spokesman for American Atheist) is a jerk by his own blog entry yesterday

…This win is particularly sweet, although we are going to get dragged through the mud for this one…

and his performance on Fox News today

at the 4:53 mark
“…an obelisk or plaque…”
at the 7:07 mark
“…This isn’t a fight worth fighting, this isn’t worth something worth going to the Supreme Court for…”

Seems like David has concerns for equalization of religion as a concerned atheist, hmm? Was this suit all about the money? Can not wait until we see him railing the US Transportation Dept for making religious cross symbol intersection signs?

Or ATT for religious cross symbol telephone poles?

Hey why not go after the Red Cross?

What about Blue Cross?

Why not just jail everyone who crosses their fingers?

Heck let’s all atheist the road at the atheistwalk! Is that politically correct enough?

Hey David why don’t you busy yourself finding out why an Iman is being paid with taxpayer money to visit the Middle East? hmm? Oh the hypocrisy! By the way, you may be interested to learn that your obelisk offering is viewed as a phallic symbol, how nice! Is this the message you are sending?


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Who Is Sheila Jackson Lee Trying to Tool? Texas Pay Attention!

How much did the Texas taxpayers pay to learn about the “Recovery” that is not happening? Check out this multi-color, tri-fold mailer that was paid for and mailed on the taxpayer dime!

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Look who the taxpayers in Texas paid for this:

Do you see it now? Allied Printing Trades Council Washington UNION LABEL. Nice, more money for unions! Haven’t they received enough from the Bogus POTUS?

According to Stimulus Watch 2.8 in Sheila Jackson Lee’s district 18 and most prominent city ~ that listed being Houston ~ we find:

Awards in Houston, Texas

Below are the stimulus contracts, grants, and loans in this city. You can click on an award to read (and add to) its description. You can also discuss the award and vote on whether you are satisfied with it or not. For a more local view, you can drill down to awards in a particular city. Just choose a city from the following list.

The total of cost of all the projects submitted by Houston is $546,322,245.77

Check out this blatant duplication:

Grant Security Enhancement Program $3,920,950 Houston TX 107 0
Grant American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Port Security Grant Program (ARRA PSGP) $3,920,950 Houston TX 107 0

Now there are 23 pages on Stimulus Watch devoted just to Houston and on those pages it shows 592 jobs have been generated, but upon further inspection they are ghost postings. Work/Projects, therefore jobs, have not begun. Where’s the money? Tied up in mailers to generate voter interest?

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Who Does Obama Think He’s Fooling? Keep your Eyes on the Prize of Conservative Wins this November!

Obama backs mosque near ground zero, but that won’t protect an infidel so that must mean…


…the truth is here! Isn’t it interesting that, once again, Al JAZEERA, had reported on this too? Ask yourself, why? ALSO NOTE a new Mosque at his former school? hmm?

Intriguing that AL JAZEERA is interested in many aspects of our United States of America, suddenly or purposefully? Are they looking at new digs, in more ways than one? This has never been a Muslim nation!

Everything always comes back to this:

Which makes this all the more transparent:

All roads lead to Mecca for Obama. The Bogus POTUS is among us! Is it for 72 Virgins… Obama Using Taxpayer Money to Fund Overseas Mosques …as he also leads our military into grief? Do you know what’s occurring in New York and New York City?

Somebody thought it was a grand idea to put a Muslim Usurper in the White House. This only makes 9/11 more painful for all Americans. Treason has been and is afoot in these United States of America. Patriots need to clean house with conservative votes this November!

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Contraceptive Studies via the Stimulus for Notre Dame, What’s That All About?

In the past when I predominately wrote for The 912 Project Fan Site, I wrote the pieces Blame Notre Dame (FR. Jenkins) for the Shame of the Obama Game and Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain…. My religion has not forsaken me, and I will not forsake one of its great institutions.

I often tread the StimulusWatch site and thought… with the sudden illumination of taxpayer funds to be deviated for abortions, I would put in the search term Abortion and see what it returned. Much to my alarm the first entry was for Notre Dame:

Type Description Amount City State Jobs Vote
Grant The Impact of Early Access to Oral Contraception on the Health of Women and Child $89,729 Notre Dame IN 1 0
Grant Genetics of Moral Cognition $50,811 Boston MA 0 0
Grant Human Decidual Leukocytes and Their Placental Ligands $414,786 Cambridge MA 1 0
Grant ARRA Uterine NK Cells in Primate Pregnancy $574,102 Madison WI 1 0
Grant MEIOTIC INTERACTIONS OF THE RECA HOMOLOGUE DMC 1 $245,677 Chicago IL 1 0
Grant SIALIC ACID O-ACETYLATION IN GBS PATHOGENESIS & IMMUNITY $79,997 La Jolla CA 0 0
Grant A RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF LETROZOLE VS CLOMIPHENE IN INFERTILE WOMEN WITH PCOS $274,042 Hershey PA 0 0
Grant CELLULAR IMMUNE RESPONSE TO RVFV INFECTION $28,056 Galveston TX 0 0
Grant Antioxidant Status, Diet, and Early Pregnancy $271,987 Lebanon NH 0 0
Grant SUBJECTIVE EXPECTATIONS AND BIRTH CONTROL CHOICE $85,427 Santa Monica CA 0 0


Drilling down to the link one discovers:
NOTRE DAME, IN

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DU LAC

Grant: $89,729National Institutes of Health – May. 29, 2009

Are you satisfied with this award? or

50% voted satisfied – 50% voted not satisfied – 2 vote(s) cast

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Join the conversation: Post a comment about this award


Award Description: This project will explore how historic changes in young women?s access to oral contraception affected the health of women and their children. During the 1960s and 1970s, most states changed the age at which young unmarried women could obtain a prescription for oral contraception (?the pill?) without their parents? consent. These policy changes created significant variation in whether women could obtain the pill across states and time. Using regression analysis on data taken from a number of readily available sources, the investigators will exploit this variation in access to the pill across place and time to examine how early legal access to the pill impacted various health-related outcomes of young women and their children. Regarding young women, the investigators will examine how early legal access to the pill affected the likelihood that a young woman gave birth, obtained an abortion, or became a single mother. Regarding the children of young women, the investigators will examine how maternal access to the pill affected child mortality and birth weight, and how maternal access to the pill affected the likelihood that a child grew up in a single parent household, in an impoverished household, or in a household on welfare or public assistance. The findings of this research project will be significant for both researchers and policy makers. The investigators know of no work in any discipline that exploits birth control?s historic diffusion to examine its relationship with abortion; the connection between these two fertility control technologies remains an open question. Moreover, a large body of work in economics suggests that access to abortion had important impacts on children?s living circumstances and wellbeing, but this work raises the as-yet unanswered question of whether access to the pill?the major fertility control innovation in recent history and the most popular form of contraception in the United States?also affected childhood outcomes. The investigators will make significant contributions to all of these issues. Moreover, the project will help shed light on current policy debates regarding historic demographic trends, such as the rise in single motherhood among young women occurring in the 1970s. The data needed for this project are readily obtainable and preliminary research is currently under way.

Project Description: As defined in the Award Description field

Jobs Summary: Subaward: Faculty Tenured (Total jobs reported: 1)

Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed

This award’s data was last updated on May. 29, 2009. Help expand these official descriptions using the wiki below.

I did spend a considerable amount of time attempting to locate the designated 1 job holder/faculty member without any luck. Hopefully the Notre Dame Alumni can pursue this incomplete project and determine its worth!

I want to thank all of my contacts at Notre Dame today, you know who you are!

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SEIU Education and Support Fund Inc Received Money via the Stimulus? Why?

The “Inc” leads one to believe there is another issue entirely but:

So did the American Taxpayers pay for this asinine stunt? Where are the Stimulus Funds as the record still shows:

Jobs Summary: None as of yet. (Total jobs reported: 0)

Project Status: Not Started

This award’s data was last updated on Sep. 6, 2009?

It doesn’t look as though any education is ongoing or has truly occurred! Unless Thug101 was up for grading in the “training”!

This project was for Worker Health and Safety Training Cooperative Agreement? It is described as:

Award Description: To integrate the Project’s hazardous materials emergency training from its Parent Grant into existing workforce development training programs for healthcare. This will be accomplished through collaboration with the Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP), a decade-long partnership of SEIU Local Unions and healthcare employers. The Supplemental Project will use existing classes and class materials from the Parent Grant. The Project will access the target population through the unique conduit provided to SEIU ESF by the national network of local unions of the Service Employees International Union. It will build on its existing and strong relationship with one consortium partner from the Parent Grant, the SEIU1199 Training Fund in New York while expanding into new geographic areas for training healthcare workers through the H-CAP. The second aim of this proposal is to accelerate the purchase of replacement equipment and supplies needed to prepare for an anticipated demand for the Project?s hazardous materials emergency training for state departments of transportation and facilities for highway maintenance crews that clean and maintain roads, highways, shoulders, bridges and roadsides and maintain vehicles and for waste water treatment and distribution workers. The four states (Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and New York) in which the Parent Program provides training have been allocated more than one billion dollars for transportation and water-related construction projects funded under the ARRA and are expected to create at least 10,000 new construction jobs.  Over the 13 month period of this Supplemental, the Project proposes to hire one full-time and one half-time staff, to train 932 healthcare workers and 160 state highway and water workers and add an additional 12 worker-trainers to our existing network under the Parent Grant. The Project will operate as a consortium, led by the SEIU ESF.

Project Description: To integrate the Project’s hazardous materials emergency training from its Parent Grant into existing workforce development training programs for healthcare. This will be accomplished through collaboration with the Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP), a decade-long partnership of SEIU Local Unions and healthcare employers. The Supplemental Project will use existing classes and class materials from the Parent Grant. The Project will access the target population through the unique conduit provided to SEIU ESF by the national network of local unions of the Service Employees International Union. It will build on its existing and strong relationship with one consortium partner from the Parent Grant, the SEIU1199 Training Fund in New York while expanding into new geographic areas for training healthcare workers through the H-CAP. The second aim of this proposal is to accelerate the purchase of replacement equipment and supplies needed to prepare for an anticipated demand for the Project?s hazardous materials emergency training for state departments of transportation and facilities for highway maintenance crews that clean and maintain roads, highways, shoulders, bridges and roadsides and maintain vehicles and for waste water treatment and distribution workers. The four states (Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and New York) in which the Parent Program provides training have been allocated more than one billion dollars for transportation and water-related construction projects funded under the ARRA and are expected to create at least 10,000 new construction jobs.  Over the 13 month period of this Supplemental, the Project proposes to hire one full-time and one half-time staff, to train 932 healthcare workers and 160 state highway and water workers and add an additional 12 worker-trainers to our existing network under the Parent Grant. The Project will operate as a consortium, led by the SEIU ESF.

Or is the money still circling around and through the administration slush fund and back again like:
OSHA cites Hilltop Health Center, seeks $24G fine
or is SEIU yet to earn it:
SEIU Unions Endorse Dannel Malloy For Governor In Large Boost For Campaign; Battle Of Unions Continues?

I’m sure it is just sloppy bookkeepingcough, cough

Remember to check your own city, county, state and see what’s not going on at StimulusWatch site for irregularities.

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What Have Illegal Immigrants Cost American Citizens?

It took People to build the States, and the States to build a Country, not the other way around.

A list of atrocities, in various states, due to illegal immigration and it is not exclusive to just one race or ethnicity:
http://www.immigrationshumancost.org/text/crimevictims.html

By the way – Bleeding Heart LiberalsPro’s Ranch Markets fires 300 after workplace audit” was not due to Police “profiling” and occurred days prior to Governor Brewer signing into Law via Executive Order 2010-09. This meant that 300 American Citizens and Legal Immigrants were unable to work and provide for their families. Did the American Taxpayer have to assist these good citizens and legal immigrants while Law Breaking Illegal Alien Immigrants (and in this case Mexican Nationals) stole jobs? That’s two crimes!

The People of the State (Arizona) of the United States of America have decided to enact and protect their state. They have that right!