From: "chuckbeatty77 @aol.com" <email@example.com>Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientologySubject: News re Applied Scholastics losing popularity amongst states' governments....Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:42:51 -0700 (PDT)Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>I got sent this update, to share this news:"The Supplemental Educational Services (SES) list is now out for eachstate. SES is tax-payer paid free tutoring program paying the serviceproviders between $30-$80 per hours per student in public education.The "tutors" do not have to be credentialled. This is one of Bush'sfaith-based programs for public education and it is still active."There used to be 12-15 states that included Applied Scholastics inits lists (going back to 2003) but now there are only 8 states:California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas andWashington. According to the data that I have, Florida, Georgia, NewJersey and Ohio have all dropped Applied Scholastics from theirapproved provider lists for 2009-2010. I have asked people to double-check Florida."Currently, the three California human trafficking cases against SCNare going through the federal court system and looks like they willprevail against SCN. We do not know the impact against A.B.L.E. orany of its components (such as AS) if the plaintiffs are successful inthese law-suits. I am surmising that there will be more lawsuits, ifeven one of these three are successful, and that people who used to beemployed by A.B.L.E. and even A.S. may file similar labor lawsuits inCalifornia and other states."Obviously, public education does not want to be associated with anyorganization that has been convicted in civil or criminal courts ofhaving anything to do with "human trafficking." "
Here is the full info given to me to post: This is a posting concerning Scientology’s Applied Scholastics(AS) in terms of its being part of the tax-payer paid SupplementalEducational Services (SES) tutoring services for public and charterschools, under Title 1, Part A, of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Thetutors earn between $20 to $80 per hour per student and do not have tobe credentialed teachers. This is a program designed to include faith-based groups and so any First Amendment or Wall of Separation argumentwill not be heard even though there is a commitment that there be noproselytizing during the tutoring process. The concern is a “heads up” for any public educationadministrators supervising AS and then ease of transition to lesscontroversial tutoring programs for any students who have beenenrolled in AS, if the legal issues besetting Scientology comes toaffect the AS program. † At this time, the SES federal and state administrations havebeen depending on parent complaints (or lack of utilization) in orderto justify more intense oversight or to remove a program from anystate or district listing. However, almost all parents who becomeconcerned about Applied Scholastics and its connection withScientology Study Tech simply withdraw their children and do not filea complaint. (There is nothing on any of the current applicationsabout Applied Scholastics connection to Scientology or to the Hubbardprinciples of Study Tech.) And the administrators of the SES programsin the affected states think that they, by regulation, cannot providemore intense over-sight or any other supervisory consequences withoutthe said complaints from the parents. This may be changing because of the three federal Californiahuman trafficking law-suits in Los Angeles. While none of these casesdirectly address Applied Scholastics, or its umbrella organizationAssociation for Better Living and Education (A.B.L.E.), it isanticipated that there will other human trafficking labor violationcases in other states against the Church of Scientology and the Churchof Scientology International from ex-Scientologists who have beenemployed in A.B.L.E. and, even, Applied Scholastics, alleging similarpractices that are being adjudicated in the three federal courtcases. Anons, please contact (politely and professionally) theSupplemental Education Services administrators in the state departmentof education of each of the listed states and bring to their attentionthe three California human trafficking labor code lawsuits filedagainst the Church of Scientology legal entities. Almost all stateeducation administrators have no idea that any type of legal suits arebeing conducted against any of the legal entities subsumed under theChurch of Scientology. The 8 states are: California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas,Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. AS is no longer an approved SES provider in:Arizona (was in 2005 but is no longer), Florida, Georgia, New Jerseyand Ohio as of 2009. Someone could double-check Florida if they wish. Please contact your local school district within the approvedprovider states and see if Applied Scholastics is offered to thestudents. If so, please have a polite and professional discussionwith the district SES administrator about any concerns around thetutoring components of Applied Scholastics plus the CaliforniaScientology human trafficking law-suits. Remember, the administratorsare the good guys. They are bound by the tenets, laws, rules andregulations of their profession and Title 1, SES, and will probablyonly say that they will research the matter. IF and when any humantrafficking law-suits are filed against A.B.L.E. and/or AppliedScholastics, they probably will be able to do more but again they haveto do so under the limits of the regulations surrounding the SESprograms. You may also contact the House Committee on Education and LaborCommittee, chaired by Representative George Miller, D-California,184.108.40.2065 and http://georgemiller.house.gov/contactus/andthe U. S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions,chaired by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, D-MA, ex-officio;email@example.com and the education sub-committee, chairedby Christopher Dodd, D-CT, 202.224.2823. The three California human trafficking labor code law-suitswending their way through the federal court system in Los Angelesare:Claire Headley v. Church of Scientologyhttp://www.scribd.com/full/14464561?access_key=key-1fsp0mqjsb4aiy9a95ssSummary: A suit from an ex Scientologist alleging, among other laborcharges, abuse, human trafficking, forced abortions, and fraud whilein the Sea Organization.Status: In Federal CourtMarc Headley v. Church of Scientologyhttp://www.scribd.com/full/12565013?access_key=key-1bdwxztds5mz3ryw8oeiSummary: A suit from an ex Scientologist alleging, among other laborcharges, inhumane working conditions, labor violations, and anillegally refusing to pay workers minimum wage as required by law.Status: In Federal CourtLaura DeCrescenzo v Church of Scientology Internationalhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/15348562/1st-Amended-COMPLAINT-Laura-ASummary: A suit from an ex Scientologist alleging, among other laborcharges, abuse, first amendment violations, and child laborviolations.Status: In Federal CourtAS on the 2009-2010 SES approved provider list, by state1. CaliforniaCalifornia Department of Education1430 N Street, Suite 4309Sacramento, CA 95814Tel: (916) 319-0854E-mail: SES@cde.ca.govState SES Website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/supplemental.aspand http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/fnl09provlist.asp2. ColoradoVernita Mickens?Principal ConsultantColorado Department of Education201 East Colfax AvenueDenver, CO 80203Tel: (303) 866-6675? e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.orgState SES Website: http://www.cde.state.co.us/fedprograms/improvement/SuppServices.asphttp://www.cde.state.co.us/fedprograms/improvement/download/Supplemental%20Services%20Providers%202009-2010.pdf3. FloridaNot listed this year but was listed in the past.Please contact to see if the “not listed” is an oversight:Lisa BacenBureau of Public School OptionsFlorida Department of Education325 West Gaines Street, Suite 316Tallahassee, FL 32399Tel: (850) 245-0479E-mail: Lisa.Bacen@fldoe.orgState SES Website: http://www.fldoe.org/flbpso/nclbchoice/ses/ses.asp4. IllinoisGary GreeneIllinois State Board of Education100 W. Randolph Street, 14-300Chicago, IL† 60601Tel:† (312) 814-5818E-mail:†email@example.comState SES Website: http://www.isbe.net/ses/default.htm andhttp://www.isbe.net/ses/html/service_providers.htm5. KansasDiane DeBackerDeputy Commissioner, Learning & Innovative SErvicesKansas State Department of Education120 SE Tenth AvenueTopeka, KS 66612Tel: (785) 296-2303E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgState SES Website: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=3479#ses6. MissouriMary C. PearceSES ContactMissouri Department of Elementary and Secondary EducationPO Box 480Jefferson City, MO 65102Tel: (573) 526-4472E-mail: Mary.Pearce@dese.mo.govState SES Website: http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/fedprog/grantmgmnt/Supplemental_Services/documents/SESProviderList2009.pdfTennesseeJulie McCargar or Carol GroppelTennessee Department of Education710 James Robertson Parkway5th Floor, Andrew Johnson TowerNashville, TN 37243Tel: (615) 532-6245E-mail: Julie.McCargar@state.tn.us or Carol.Groppel@state.tn.usState SES Website: http://www.tennessee.gov/education/fedprog/doc/SES_Prov_List.pdfhttp://www.state.tn.us/education/fedprog/doc/fptennesseessp.pdfAppliedScholastics8. TexasAnita VillarrealDirector, School Improvement ProgramTexas Education Agency5701 Springdale RoadAustin, TX 78723Tel: (512) 919-5313E-mail: email@example.comState SES Website:http://www5.esc13.net/ses/Approved_Provider_Applications_09_10.htmlFOR TX 2007-2008 SES Provider List---- Applied Scholasticshttp://www5.esc13.net/ses/docs/07-08%20Approved%20Providers/Applied%20Scholastics_Amend_%209-07.pdf9. WashingtonGayle PauleyDirector of Title I and Title VPO Box 47200Olympia, WA 98504-7200Tel: (360) 725-6100E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgState SES Website: http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/SupplementalServices.aspxandwww5.esc13.net/ses/ Approved%20Provider%20Applications%2007-08.html -47k –
GA dropped them. Hopefully, other states will follow suit. Many have.
I think this says they are still approved: http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/DMGetDocument.aspx/SESDirectory.PDF?p=6CC6799F8C1371F64A3509F95141DE93BD252311FCB1CCC38548089823717E71&Type=D
There used to be 12-15 states that included Applied Scholastics in its lists (going back to 2003) but now there are only 8 states:California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. According to the data that I have, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and Ohio have all dropped Applied Scholastics from their approved provider lists for 2009-2010.
I found link to new list: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/DMGetDocument.aspx/SESDirectory.PDF?p=6CC6799F8C1371F616984CCA2BA3F09698B3792D3B3CCD1C141BC0A54AA5DD59&Type=D
My experience with Scientology was mostly through one of their Applied Scholastics schools. I was looking for something other than the public school system and found an Applied Scholastics school that claimed to be non-denominational, a sane environment, and an individual self-paced academic program for the student. I was told that it was based on the breakthrough study technology of the great "educator" L. Ron Hubbard. I didn't really know anything about LRH being the founder of Scientology at the time, and once I found out, I didn't know anything about Scientology anyway except for the fact that John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Tom Cruise and other "successful" Hollywood actors were members.
oh hai! I thought i should stop by with more details on the latest info gathering & dissemination on this fine effort Atlfags started. When hivemind caught wind of recent additions to the list of states where ASI has gotten itself approved as a SES Provider, i picked up where OP left over & did a round of research, re-verification of SES approved status ALL states and territories, and commenced to spew some major dox for better harpoon leverage for support.Thus we have UPDATED INFOS nao available for better poons!Near Final Info Pack: AppliedScholasticsExposed2.pdfstill needs copypasta placeholder text in opening sections revamped into a trageted intro,Feedback, suggestions & grammar nazi edits = DO WANT!Wiki page expanded: tl;dr Highlights of Key Info from ^^Info Packhttp://wiki.whyweprotest.net/Applied_Scholastics_in_the_USASpread this shi- and use it to man your poons!Shoutout to any of the folks on these fine forums who researched this stuff initially last fall, your feedback on the draft info pack and/or wiki page would be most welcome & very much appreciated!ALSO wanted - input from any of the letter writers who previously harpooned Georgia or Florida education officials where the ASI SES approval was kick to the curb for 2009-10 school year. Anyone happen to get followup scoop on the reason why either of these two states rejected AS services? If so please feel free to slide it to me confidentially if you prefer... either by pm or go post it anonymously on the related wwwp noted in previous post.TIA for any and halp those who have tread this path before can lend to improve are harpoon fodder and spreading these latest infos all around for the greater good.
Funny thing about AS and many of the other front groups the media covers. The media never seems to report that the C of S gets a financial bump from the use of these LRH materials.
QuoteFunny thing about AS and many of the other front groups the media covers. The media never seems to report that the C of S gets a financial bump from the use of these LRH materials.Well to be fair, there was this article:http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,25.0.html
Controversial church linked to tutors on state listBy Cameron McWhirter, Heather VogellThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionSunday, March 01, 2009A tutoring agency in Cobb County with ties to the Church of Scientology has drawn critics along with federal dollars.Applied Scholastics pledges to offer only secular lessons. But critics who lodged four complaints last year against the nonprofit —- which uses Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s teachings —- wrote they feared it wouldn’t keep ideology out of the classroom.State education officials began an annual inspection in February and will observe the group’s tutoring this month. The review will include making sure Applied Scholastics’ policies and teachings are geared toward secular instruction, officials said.Private agencies apply to the state Board of Education for a spot on the list of tutors parents can pick from to get extra help for children at certain schools that failed to meet federal academic standards. Georgia’s Department of Education monitors approved tutors while the federal government foots the bill.Scientology is a religion that counts among its members such Hollywood celebrities as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.Applied Scholastics has caused controversy in recent years in U.S. cities as well as in other countries. In April, for instance, a Boston pilot program for a charter school had its foundation grant questioned after a newspaper reported the school was adopting Applied Scholastics.Supporters argue the program is nonreligious and has helped students overcome learning problems. Opponents argue it’s a veiled way for Scientology —- which some opponents charge is a cult —- to bring its ideas to children and their parents.Applied Scholastics uses Hubbard’s “study technology,” described on the group’s Web site as “a system of learning how to learn.” Hubbard argued that a tutor needs to work closely with students to overcome barriers to learning by breaking down complex ideas.Critics argue that Hubbard’s framework and terminology used in StudyTech mimic the practices of Scientology. People joining Scientology are assigned an “auditor” who helps them break down barriers.A spokeswoman for St. Louis-based Applied Scholastics said the tutor does not teach Scientology, but does use Hubbard’s educational practices.“Our organization is not a religious organization,” said Keri Lee. “There is no connection to any church. We use Mr. Hubbard’s teachings. And we are really grateful for them.”Four of the 123 other state-approved tutors say they are faith-based. None has received complaints, state officials said.The Georgia Board of Education approved Applied Scholastics in 2006 for a three-year license —- which is up for renewal in September —- to tutor children in grades one through eight in reading and math. The group currently tutors 17 students in Cobb County, state officials said.The four e-mailed complaints last year alleged Applied Scholastics is a front for Scientology, though none came from a tutored student’s parent. Two of the writers identified themselves as Georgia residents; a third said she was a former Applied Scholastics student.Mona Manus, who learned about the group while surfing the Web, filed a complaint in April.State officials said that as long as Applied Scholastics follows state and federal rules, it can remain on the approved tutor list.“The law was designed to give parents the option and allow them to do the research,” said Dana Tofig, state education spokesman.Applied Scholastics received $11,300 in federal money for the past two school years, a Cobb district spokesman said.In its application, Applied Scholastics cited Hubbard’s work as the basis for its approach. State examiners gave the application acceptable marks overall, but they raised questions about the group’s effort to remain non-ideological.But in its spring 2007 review, Applied Scholastics met or exceeded all state requirements, documents show, including neutrality. State tutor program monitor Lou Ferretti said that during that site visit he saw students sitting at a table at a Cobb library working.Cruise was a speaker at the opening of the Applied Scholastics world headquarters in 2003. The Scientology magazine Freedom reported he told the crowd that he was trying to learn how to fly for the 1986 movie “Top Gun,” but he had trouble understanding the manuals. He said he had been “diagnosed with a false label, dyslexia.”“Shortly after that I discovered ‘the Study Technology,’ ” he said, adding that he later learned to fly.CHECK OUR SOURCESGeorgia Board of Educationwww.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_board.aspx?PageReq=PEABoardMembersOfficial Applied Scholastics Web sitewww.appliedscholastics.orgCritic of Applied Scholasticswww.studytech.org found at http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/03/01/tutors0301.html