British Records for Abortions of Down’s Syndrome Babies Missing

A new investigation by the British government has found that hundreds of Down’s Syndrome babies aborted by British clinics have disappeared from records, supposedly due to poor administration.

The investigation found that British clinic doctors have broken the law by not keeping proper records. Perhaps as many as half the aborted Down’s Syndrome babies were not properly recorded.

Saying that “the bulk of terminations” in Britain occur to eliminate Down’s Syndrome babies, The Daily Mail goes on to report abortions are being misidentified as “social abortions.”

The Mail reports that, “The investigation, published on the Department of Health website, shows that in 2012 a total of 994 babies were aborted for Down’s Syndrome, according to the independent National Down’s Syndrome Cytogenetic Register.”

But the investigation found that the department of Health only recorded 496 cases, “meaning that 498 cases were classed as missing.”

The reason this is known is that Down’s Syndrome pregnancies are reported separately to the government and government officials have correlated the reporting.

Under the Abortion Act, termination of a baby with Down’s Syndrome is legal right up to the point of delivery. Such terminations are hugely controversial because due to medical advances, children with Down’s can now expect to live until their fifties and sixties. Tory MP Fiona Bruce, chairman of the recent independent parliamentary inquiry into abortion for disability, said it was clear doctors had broken the law.

The paper goes on to report that the Department of Health has made no effort to make sure that this law is enforced.

“We now know that nearly half of abortions for Down’s Syndrome were incorrectly recorded. How many doctors were referred for investigation? None,” MP Bruce said.

“It was horrifying to read that 11 Down’s Syndrome abortions post 24 weeks do not even appear in the official dataset,” Professor Joan Morris, director of the NDSCR, said.

Critics of aborting babies with Down’s Syndrome charge that such abortions are only a matter of convenience, not necessity.

“The abortion isn’t for the sake of the child; it’s for the sake of the parent. They don’t want an inconvenient child, a baby who may require them to work a little harder than they planned,” Casey Fiano of Life Site News wrote in October of 2013.

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Trojan Horse Schools Faked Christianity Classes, Will Be Placed Under ‘No Notice’ Inspection Measures

Some of the schools being investigated over an alleged Islamist takeover plot tried to trick inspectors by hiding evidence of wrongdoing, according to a report.

School inspectors Ofsted found that some teachers had “hastily arranged shows of inclusivity”, including classes on Christianity.

According to Sky News, the report will also say that staff at Oldknow Academy were “instructed to add Christianity to learning”, and that a special assembly on Easter was specially put on for inspectors.

Ofsted now warn they may subject the schools to further, unplanned inspections, giving teachers just 30 minutes notice. Six schools will be placed into special measures, with ‘no notice’ inspections dubbed ‘dawn raids’ to serve as a key part of the crackdown.

Prime Minister David Cameron said that he wants a “robust response” from inspectors if any evidence of fundamentalist teaching comes to light.

Mr Cameron said: “Protecting our children is one of the first duties of Government and that is why the issue of alleged Islamist extremism in Birmingham schools demands a robust response.

“The Education Secretary will now ask Sir Michael Wilshaw to look into allowing any school to be inspected at no notice, stopping schools having the opportunity to cover up activities which have no place in our society.”

The Prime Minister is also due to meet various cabinet ministers to discuss extremism in the classroom, including Education Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May, who have been in a bitter row over how to tackle it.

In a string of accusations and counter-accusations, the Department for Education and the Home Office accused one another of not doing enough to tackle Islamist fundamentalism.

The row became a major embarrassment for the government and led to Theresa May’s aide resigning, and Michael Gove having to apologise to the Prime Minister.




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Bill Gates: Common Core Attempt to Close Gap Between ‘Low-Income’ and Wealthy Students

In an interview with the Washington Post that summarizes how Bill Gates pulled off the very “swift Common Core revolution,” the Microsoft founder stated, “The country as a whole has a huge problem that low-income kids get less good education than suburban kids get… and that is a huge challenge.”

Gates’s statement underscores further the notion that the Common Core standards initiative is a social engineering project that places education standards ahead of parental and family influences as the major cause of poor student performance in low-income and minority communities.

Regardless of the push by various Gates-funded organizations to boast the Common Core standards’ “rigor,” the real motivation to correct what is viewed as societal injustices was underscored even by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who said last November that it was “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is coming from “white suburban moms who – all of a sudden – their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”

According to the Post, Gates is “irritated” by the resistance to the standards from grassroots organizations who want to bar the federal government from overreaching into local education decisions.

“These are not political things,” he said. “These are where people are trying to apply expertise to say, ‘Is this a way of making education better?'”

“At the end of the day, I don’t think wanting education to be better is a right-wing or left-wing thing,” Gates said. “We fund people to look into things. We don’t fund people to say, ‘Okay, we’ll pay you this if you say you like the Common Core.'”

Nevertheless, the federal government did offer funding through competitive grants to the states in President Obama’s Race to the Top (RttT) stimulus program in 2009, as well as waivers from No Child Left Behind restrictions if states adopted “college and career ready” standards.

In addition, Common Core proponents have not provided any solid research that backs up their claims that the standards are indeed “rigorous” or have been “internationally benchmarked.”

Ze’ev Wurman, visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution and author of the Pioneer Institute report, “Common Core’s Validation: A Weak Foundation for a Crooked House,” demonstrated the shoddy research that was performed by Common Core Validation Committee members who signed off on the standards. In the pro-Common Core studies Wurman examined, he found the research had been poorly executed and failed to provide evidence that the standards are internationally competitive and reflective of college-readiness.

Similarly, the 2014 Brown Center report by the Brookings Institution found that the Common Core standards will have “little to no impact on student achievement.”

Despite the lack of validity of the Common Core standards, the Post reports that after Gene Wilhoit, director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and a former Kentucky education commissioner, and Common Core “architect” David Coleman met with Gates about funding the development of the standards, Gates’s foundation gave over $5 million to the University of North Carolina-affiliated Hunt Institute, led by former Gov. Jim Hunt (D). The Hunt Institute then coordinated more than a dozen organizations, including the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, National Council of La Raza, Achieve, Inc., the two national teachers’ unions, and the two groups that are the copyright owners of the Common Core standards – CCSSO and the National Governors Association (NGA).

Talking points about the standards were then developed by GMMB, a communications firm owned by Jim Margolis, a top Democrat strategist and veteran of both of Obama’s presidential campaigns.

In Kentucky, where Common Core caught fire first, the state’s Chamber of Commerce provided the link to a Louisville stockbroker who organized a coalition of 75 company executives across the state who lent their names to ads in business materials that supported the nationalized standards.

Within months, states were signing on to the Common Core.

“You had dozens of states adopting before the standards even existed, with little or no discussion, coverage or controversy,” said Frederick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute, which received $4 million from the Gates Foundation since 2007 to study education policy, including the Common Core. “People weren’t paying attention. We were in the middle of an economic meltdown and the healthcare fight, and states saw a chance to have a crack at a couple of million bucks if they made some promises.”

Sarah Reckhow, a philanthropy and education policy expert at Michigan State University, told the Post that the Gates Foundation’s decision to pay both for the standards themselves and their promotion was atypical.

“Usually, there’s a pilot test – something is tried on a small scale, outside researchers see if it works, and then it’s promoted on a broader scale,” Reckhow said. “That didn’t happen with the Common Core. Instead, they aligned the research with the advocacy… At the end of the day, it’s going to be the states and local districts that pay for this.”

According to the Post, however, Gates “sees himself as a technocrat trying to foster solutions to a profound social problem – gaping inequalities in U.S. public education – by investing in promising new ideas.”

“I believe in the Common Core because of its substance and what it will do to improve education,” he said, though his children attend private schools that have not adopted the Common Core standards. “And that’s the only reason I believe in the Common Core.”

“This is about giving money away,” he said of his support for the standards. “This is philanthropy. This is trying to make sure students have the kind of opportunity I had… and it’s almost outrageous to say otherwise, in my view.”




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300 California Groups Sign Statement Supporting Common Core

Common Core in California is getting a boost from over 300 California businesses, nonprofits, and children’s groups that released a statement approving of the Common Core State Standards.

The statement was circulated by Children Now, a non-profit advocacy group, and sent to California Governor Jerry Brown and state legislators.

Some of the groups signing the statement include some of the state’s chambers of commerce, various county and urban district superintendents, the California State PTA, the California Society for Biomedical Research, the Vacaville Police Activities League, and at least six chapters of the United Way.

The statement reads in part:

While we recognize the hard work that needs to be done by teachers, district leaders, and state policymakers to make Common Core implementation successful, we believe that the investments and hard work will pay off for our students in the long run in preparing them for college and career.

Debra Brown, Children Now’s associate director of education policy, said that the intent of the statement was to show that Common Core “has deep and broad support.” She added that the statement was catalyzed by the fear that the Common Core practice, or field, test that was used by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium might have some major flaws.

Brown stated, “We were approaching the field test with trepidation” and that the supporters of Common Core were worried about “knee-jerk reactions” if the test went badly; however, according to Brown, the test ran well. Yet the supporters of Common Core still felt the need to issue a statement because “the underlying message of our support statement still applies and demonstrates how committed we as a state are” to implement Common Core.

Brown said some districts have been “more aggressive than others” in starting Common Core. Supporters of Common Core, including Children Now, are pressuring Gov. Jerry Brown to take more money out of the state budget for teacher training, materials, and technology; Brown allotted $1.25 billion in the current budget for Common Core.

Californians United Against Common Core sent a letter to the California Department of Education in February decrying Common Core and accusing the process that imposed it on the state of being deceptive. To contact them, see here.




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‘Breitbart News Sunday’ On SXM 125: Crisis on the Border; Conservatives Debate the Gay Agenda; Bergdahl Deal Lies

On Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 from 7PM to 10PM EST, Breitbart News Executive Chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon will be talking about the major immigration scandal that has rocked the nation, Obama’s deal to bring back Private Bergdahl, a number of important Congressional races, and more.

Breitbart Texas Editor Brandon Darby will come on the program to discuss the massive immigration scandal involving illegal immigrant children coming by the thousands across the border and put in giant warehouses.

Bannon will speak to Congressional candidate Dave Brat who is challenging House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th district. They will be discussing if there is a crisis for Republican leadership.

Breitbart’s National Security Editor Dr. Sebastian Gorka will come on the program to talk about the ongoing situation regarding the Private Bergdahl prisoner exchange.

Bannon will interview Dr. Susan Berry and Emmett McGroarty, Education Director of the American Principles Project, about the victories school choice advocates have had again the Common Core, nationalized education standards.

GOProud founder Jimmy LaSalvia will be in studio to discuss the end of GOProud and the future of his mission. Breitbart Contributor’s Patrick Kane and Sarah Rumpf will be giving a live report from Texas about the Texas GOP and gay rights. Bob Reilly, author of Making Gay Ok, and Breitbart contributor Austin Ruse will come on the program to answer if the gay left has a radical agenda.

Bannon will be speaking to Elan Carr and Paul Chabot, primary winners in the CA 33 and CA 31 Congressional races. Chabot is a veteran who served in the Clinton White House as a Presidential Fellow and later in the Bush White House as a Senior Advisor. He also served in the Pentagon, U.S. State Department, U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Justice and in the California Governor’s Office as a three-term parole board commissioner, unanimously confirmed by the Senate.  Carr is a Jewish son of immigrants who fled Iraq. he joined the United States Army a few months before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  When U.S. troops entered Iraq in 2003, Elan volunteered to deploy to the very place from where his family had fled as Jewish refugees.




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