Tavares, FL March 18, 2016
Yesterday I watched two candidates for US Congress Dist. 6 talk at the North Lake Tea Party and today I got a mailer from a third candidate. NONE OF THEM SAY upfront and clearly WHAT DISTRICT THEY ARE RUNNING FOR in their literature OR SHOW A MAP. WHY? Maybe all of them are running asking people for funds outside the district and don't want to disclose that.
Their literature contains emotional buzzwords but NO PAST MEASURABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. So I am not going to waste time on them when no one knows what the new districts are and their boundaries and who is running for what.
And none of them describe measurable accomplishments to indicate they know what they would do in the US Congress. You know, like in an actual resume. The days are over for citing "I will cut waste, fraud & abuse" or "meet my mother" or "I have led the fight" without explaining actual, measurable achievements or action steps with measurable criteria and deadlines.
Any candidate can be against something, but what will they specifically do about it? For instance, when FL Rep. Larry Metz ran the first time for office, he promised supporters he would enact a bill to reform the North Lake County Hospital District. And, he actually did it.
Patrick Mooney, David Santiago and Brandon Patty - be warned.
Voters should demand specific past accomplishments that relate to possible Congressional achievements, and also demand specific committments to achieve specific conservative changes in Congress. Saying "I will fight for..." is not the same as "I will work intensively until Common Core is killed and education is returned to the States, and here is how I would do that..."
If you agree, like this and share it to any of the candidates you know.
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Here is an extract from my article about how Lake County Schools STAFF used buzzwords to describe Common Core back in 2013 - YOU should not only avoid buzzwords, but be able to detect them in government administrators:
"Common Core is sold on the basis of warm and fuzzy buzzwords and gobbledegook. That is a common technique used by liberals to sell something while avoiding specifics or verifiable facts. Here are buzzwords used at a recent presentation to the Lake County School Board on Common Core, but then no FACTS were cited to explain the concepts. See the video of the meeting here:
- Rigor or rigorous
- 21st Century thinking or 21st Century skills or 21st Century anything...
- Systems Approach
- Looking always at student data
- Pedagogy shifts
- Backwards design approach (means they create the assessments or tests, then work backwards to match a curriculum to it.)
- Common Core is a "state led" initiative (not true)
- Stratified way of testing
- Evidence based (with no clear examples of what that means)"