S1186 is evil Tucker-Inspired School To Work Bill
Date sent: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 09:04:46 -0800
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Subject: URGENT RE: S1186 (SHORT- PLEASE READ)
I am reposting this message I just received from the American Policy
I tried to warn you about this bill.
Please read what they have to say, it's pretty short so do not pass it
Please everyone STOP THIS BILL..........
I have two additional place for you to contact.
The Concerned Businessmens Association. They have started to check into
eudcation reform and its impact on 'tomorrows' workers.
Your local Small Businessmens Association, SCORE, etc.
Or how about Any/All Business related Associations.
American Policy Center
URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT
LONG-OPPOSED CAREERS ACT PUT ON FAST TRACK IN
In an outrageous move, the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce has issued an "Urgent Action Call" in
SUPPORT of S.1186 - the Senate version of the
House-passed H.R. 1385 - the CAREERS Act. The
Chamber is taking the "point" position to "grease
the skids" to assure passage of this federal assault
on American education.
The Chamber tells grassroots activists that the
bill just "proposes a streamlined, business-oriented
approach to job training." THIS IS AN OUTRIGHT
* S.1186 was originally written and introduced
into the Congress by Ted Kennedy - based on an
education restructuring plan created by Hillary
Clinton and Marc Tucker of the National Center on
Education and the Economy.
* The CAREERS Act is the final piece to the
evil three (with Goals 2000 and School-To-Work)
designed to change America's schools from places of
education into little more than job training
* S.1186 will give each state's Governor the
power to appoint Workforce Development Boards. The
Act empowers those Workforce Development Boards to
control curriculum dictated at the federal level.
* The Act creates a linked national, state and
local workforce data bank by combining the computer
data banks of the Department of Education,
Department of Labor and the Department of Health and
* It calls for Skills Certificates (job
licenses) instead of diplomas. Children are reduced
to "human resource" status. Home-schooled children
may be locked out of society.
THIS IS AN ANTI-EDUCATION BILL THAT WILL EXPAND
THE HATED AND UNWORKABLE "SCHOOL TO WORK" PROGRAM.
But now the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is
supporting this rape of American education.
Republican Senators will listen to the Chamber. The
Senators are being told this is just a Republican
plan to stop bureaucracy and save money. But in the
House this bill was opposed by 57 Republicans and
only 4 Democrats. DOES THAT SOUND LIKE A REPUBLICAN
URGENT ACTION TO TAKE
1. Call your local Chamber of Commerce and tell
them to oppose the action taken by the national
Chamber. Tell them you oppose S.1186.
2. Call Tom Donahue, President of the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce, at 202-659-6000. Tell him you
oppose S.1186. Tell him he should be ashamed of
himself for using the power of the respected U.S.
Chamber of Commerce to support such an atrocity.
3. Call your state's two U.S. Senators at
1-800-522- 6721. Tell them you oppose S.1186.
4. Call Eagle Forum, Family Research Council,
Concerned Women For American, and the Christian
Coalition. Tell them you want their leadership in
opposing S.1186. They must take a stand against
5. Send this alert to at least five more
people. Flood the above offices with calls and
letters. There are powerful forces pushing for this
bill - but we've stopped them before. Now is the
time to fight.
S.1186 will rip the throat out of America's
education system. THIS BILL MUST NOT BECOME LAW OF
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