Pam Little, Great Candidate!

Dear Friends,

After serving 32 years on the State Board of Education, it is extremely important to me who my replacement is.  That is why I am happy to endorse Republican Pam Little. She is conservative and is committed to protecting The Permanent School Fund, the children’s text book fund, for its constitutional purpose, wants to continue our strong programs for children with dyslexia, and supports our scientific-research-based reading curriculum. She is also strongly opposed to The Common Core education system. I have enclosed her biography below.

 

What Pam Little Supports:

  • All children learning to ready by 3rd grade
  • Phonics is the way to teach children how to read
  • Continue strong programs for children with dyslexia, helping them to succeed
  • Educating our children to be responsible, patriotic, and productive citizens
  • Preparing our students to be successful with jobs of the future
  • Protecting the Permanent School Fund
  • Local Tax Dollars mean Local Control
  • Teaching Children to learn and think – not to test

Pam grew up in Bryan-College Station, attended Texas A&M, received a degree from the University of Houston in social studies with a minor in business education.

She was a former College Instructor and taught business courses at North Harris County Community College. A Retired Educational Publishing Executive. Pam held various positions in sales and marketing, retired in 2008 as a regional vice president with management and budget responsibilities. During this time she observed the SBOE with regard to creating materials to match the state curriculum and understand their responsibilities. Pam Little started Ace Fence Company with her husband 41 years ago in Houston. Today the business is one of the largest fence companies in the metroplex. She handles the executive financial responsibilities.

Current Community Service

Serves On:

  • Samaritan Inn Board – a homeless facility and program to help willing people regain their dignity through support with career training and financial management classes. It is located in McKinney.
  • Republican Women of Greater North Texas Board as it’s treasurer and have held this position for several years

Member of:

  • Plano Rotary
  • First United Methodist Church

Community Supporter of:

  • Veterans of North Texas
  • Collin County Boys and Girls Club
  • Fairview Youth Theater
  • SPCA
  • Texas A&M University
  • Vickery Meadows Summer Reading Academy

Previous Community Service

Served as:

  • President of Samaritan Inn Board
  • Scholarship Chair of the Texas Federation of Republican Women Board
  • Fairview Town Council Member
  • Member of Allen-Fairview Chamber Board
  • Member of Junior League Advisory Council
  • Member of Finance Committee of First United Methodist in McKinney
  • Treasurer of the Plano Rotary
  • Coordinator of after school garden club program at Caldwell Elementary, a Title One school in McKinney
  • Member of the Economic Development Corporation of Fairview

Notable Achievements

  • Graduate of Allen-Fairview Leadership class 24
  • Received the Spirit of Fairview Award 2016
  • Outstanding Republican Woman 2014
  • Republican Women of Greater North Texas President’s award 2014

Pam and her husband Larry have been married for over 40 years. They have 2 children who were educated in public schools of Plano and McKinney, both have received upper level degrees, associates of arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu and Special Education degree from Texas A&M. Pam and Larry have 3 grandsons and all live in the McKinney area. She and her family have lived in Collin County for over 30 years.

Respectfully,

 

Tincy Miller

SBOE, District 12

tincymiller35@gmail.com

www.tincymiller.com

DeVos Signs onto Globalist U.N. Education Agenda, Grassroots Parents Call for Her Dismissal

Dear Friends,
A very informative article written by Dr. Susan Berry, Dr. Berry is a conservative writer
and contributor to Breitbart.com, she has a doctorate in psychology. She writes about
cultural, educational, and healthcare policy issues. Shared by Donna Garner, a retired
teacher and education activist (Wgarner1@hot.rr.com)

“DeVos Signs onto Globalist U.N. Education Agenda,
Grassroots Parents Call for Her Dismissal”

U.S. Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) – an organization of parents,
taxpayers, and educators who are committed to ending the U.S. Department of
Education, has called for the dismissal of DeVos [Betsy DeVos is the U. S. Sect.
of Education.]

On Tuesday, USPIE sent a letter to President Donald Trump in which the group
called for the elimination of the U.S. Department of Education, per the
Constitution, and the end to federal education programs.

In its letter, USPIE reminded Trump of his campaign promises to eliminate
Common Core and begin dismantling of the federal education department.

“Since her appointment, Secretary DeVos has used the hammer of the Federal
government to broaden its authority and disregard the rights of states and
parents,” USPIE wrote, adding:

Three actions in particular demonstrate this disregard:

  • threatening states abiding by state parental rights laws through the
    ESSA plan approval process,
  • recommending the merger of the Departments of Education and
    Labor fundamentally shifting the purpose of education to “workforce
    development”,
  • and now, endorsing the G20’s Declaration enshrining the UN’s
    education agenda, which undermines not only parents and states, but
    the fundamental sovereignty of the United States.

“We do not believe these actions are consistent with your ‘America First’ philosophy nor your campaign promises that generated so much enthusiasm,” the grassroots education group told Trump. “Given these concerns, we call for the immediate dismissal of Secretary DeVos and for the appointment of an American education leader who will prioritize the fulfillment of your campaign promises.”

[THE FOLLOWING EXPLAINS WHY SECT. OF ED. BETSY DE VOS’ STANCE IS SO REPUGNANT TO THOSE OF US WHO LOVE AMERICA AND WANT OUR STUDENTS TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. WE DO NOT WANT THE U. S. TO JOIN THE GLOBALIST MOVEMENT WHICH WEAKENS AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM AND TRIES TO MAKE LITTLE WORKPLACE “WIDGETS” OF OUR CHILDREN. – DONNA GARNER]

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has signed onto adeclaration by education ministers of the G-20 countries that calls for putting education “at the center of the global agenda,” an action that has led a national grassroots organization of parents to call for her dismissal.

Twitter Ads info and The declaration, which was produced at this first gathering of the “Education Working Group” of the G-20 governments and dictatorships, was titled “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development,” and calls for globalization of education, inclusiveness, social and emotional learning, and increasing data collection on students throughout their educations and well into their careers.

In her prepared remarks to the G-20 education ministers in Argentina, DeVos brought forward her goal for workforce development, or government management of the workforce, which the Trump administration has recently stressed in its proposal to merge the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor.

“Indeed, education and the economy are indivisible, especially given the interconnectedness of the world today,” DeVos said, emphasizing that while each child is “an individual,” governments should approach education by acknowledging “the realities of today’s economy, with an eye toward tomorrow’s opportunities.”

“So, students must be prepared to anticipate and adapt,” she said. “They need to acquire and master broadly transferrable and versatile educational competencies like critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity and cultural intelligence.”  The secretary also stressed her signature issues of school choice and vocational apprenticeships in her remarks.

The declaration specifically states the G-20 education ministers are “in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda,” and continues:

It is important that education keeps pace with societal and technological innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Internet of Things. We recognise that changes in the economy and labour markets have profound implications for education and training systems even though many of them remain unpredictable. Acknowledging the autonomy and diversity of national, regional and local governments and contexts, emerging knowledge and 21st century skills should be considered in curriculum development and pedagogical approaches at all levels of education. The curricula should be highly responsive to evidence-based practices, future employment trends, and design in collaboration with key stakeholders.

The education ministers note that while “increased investments in education above certain thresholds do not necessarily entail better outcomes,” the way to achieve their goals is through “strengthening governance, management, monitoring and accountability,” methods that involve greater government control of education.

The G-20 education ministers continue:

We commit to facilitating the internationalisation of education, including the cross-border recognition of qualifications and skills, and the mobility of students, teachers, academic and non-academic staff, trainers and researchers, with a view to improving quality education and research, and in accordance with the respective national laws, rules and policies. We support the promotion of exchange and scholarships programmes among G20 members and other countries, in particular with developing countries around the globe.

“Understanding and appreciating other parts of the world, different religions, cultures, languages and points of view are essential elements of global and cultural competence,” the education leaders say.

In addition to urging “digital literacy,” the education ministers say they will “foster the inclusion of non-cognitive skills such as socio-emotional skills across the curriculum [ SEL].”

Following the summit, DeVos told reporters the declaration is “very consistent with all of the themes that we’ve been talking about,” reported Education Week.

“Ultimately, the meeting resulted in a declaration that calls for putting education ‘at the center of the global agenda,’” the report added. “It says the G-20 nations will work to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.’”

DeVos said the United States can learn from other G-20 countries, who are making more progress in the area of developing the 21st Century skills.

“There are too many other countries that are further down the path of adopting some of these themes and embracing some of these opportunities,” she said.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/18/devos-signs-onto-globalist-u-n-education-agenda-grassroots-parents-call-for-her-dismissal/

Respectfully, Tincy Miller
SBOE, District 12
tincymiller35@gmail.com
www.tincymiller.com