oh hai! I thought i should stop by with more details on the latest info gathering & dissemination on this fine effort Atlfags started. <snip>
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!
Hi ethercat, here's an alternate link for the exact same pdf document in a zip file:http://www.mediafire.com/?umwdzjtmvj0if you still get same problem, chk and see what version your adobe acrobat reader is. This file is working for me in v7, but i made it with a brand new pdf writer tool that i'm not yet intimately familiar with. so i'm thinking i might not have the default settings setup such that the generated pdf files are backwardly compatible with older acrobat versions.
I can see that it contains 43 pages, though. I have Acrobat 8.
Is the zip file 3.56 MB on your system?
Target audience for the full blown extended info pack is fellow activists & other parties in the education field who we try to enlist additional help from with pooning state & national level peeps. I had advice from a educator on putting this together, someone who formerly worked for my state's board of ed as coordinator of the Fresh Start program but is now asst superintendent at regional level. So yeah it is big - its meant to be a followup resource for use as backup material after we get a teacher/board-member/politician's interest rather than the first thing we hit 'em with.The abbreviated version like your suggesting is what i attempted to do on the related wiki page here: http://wiki.whyweprotest.net/Applied_Scholastics_in_the_USA and i was hoping that maybe once i had all the other parts & pieces finished up and polished, maybe a portion of the bigger dox could be reused here on this site to do an applied scholastics page just like the handy dandy one done for narconon.And yes - we still need an initial step letter to go with all of the above. The idea being that once SES application is approved @ the state level, lots more voices below the state level need to be raising a stink. So when the initial letter (that links to wiki page, studytech.org and/or other site) gets a a positive response asking for more info, the extended info packet can be forwarded along or presented in person in order to fully inform other allies outside of activist circles and give everyone with concerns plenty of harpoon fodder for writing multiple letters & addressing their concerns on multiple levels. And since alot of those extended allies will be educators themselves, the advice i had gotten was 50pages or less would be a reasonable size to distribute, which will likely be comparable to the average sized documentation attached to a SES application or distributed with any kind of new educational program, a teacher/educator wont bat an eye at that sort of documention and will likely make a good first impression if their already interested. Now granted, its too large and broad for targeting politicians... and my thoughts there was its more for use as a reference for the peeps writing to their legislatures and urging better regulations. Plus too - once the big/extended info pack is complete, it should be easy enough to slice & dice down a smaller brochure out of it for situations where a shorter one would make a better fit.
Parents' expenditures for their children's education could be siphoned off to the Church of Scientology, without their knowledge or consent.
The quote appears in the International Scientology News #25, which was published circa August 2003. The briefing letter is sent out to thousands of Scientologist, and includes reports of legal "wins"...
However, Hollander's frank - and very public - admission that the real purpose of the program is to "inject the tech into society at all levels" were made at an event not only endorsed, but was actually organized by the International Association of Scientologists...
The prevailing goal of the Scientology parent organization and all of its front group subsidiaries is spread the religious doctrines of L. Ron Hubbard in effort to achieve "Planetary Clearing".
This is a global initiative for implementing tactical battle plans for "clearing the planet" though expansion of their official churches as well as their social betterment programs carefully hidden within secular franchise business that benefit from religious cloaking frauds to claim non-profit status..
What does "clear the planet" mean? It means that Scientologists want to clear the planet of insanity, war, and crime, and in its place create a civilization in which sanity and peace exist.
A Clear Expansion Committee (CEC) is an regional scientology board centered...
L. Ron Hubbard's goal from the beginning was to "clear the planet," in other words, to see that everyone on earth became a clear, including the use of controversial means.
The "Education Groups" that fall include Applied Scholastics, World Literacy Crusade, along with 13 schools or tutoring services ...
A view that totally refutes the parent organization's claims of Applied Scholastics being strictly secular in nature.
Federal law says that failing public schools have to provide free tutoring service to students. It is called Supplemental Educational Services (SES).Concerned parents contacted FOX 5 about one of the groups approved for tutoring by D.C.'s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) - a group that has connections to the founder of the Church of Scientology.Applied Scholastics International is one of 29 tutoring services listed in the Title I Supplemental Educational Services Guide. Parents of students in failing D.C. public schools can choose which provider they would prefer for their children.The list makes no mention of the group's controversial ties. But Applied Scholastics’ website does not try to hide its connections.ASI uses a method called Study Technology, "an exact system which teaches one how to learn" that was "researched and developed by L. Ron Hubbard.” Hubbard is the founder of the Church of Scientology.Answering the question "What does Applied Scholastics do?” the site says, "The job of Applied Scholastics is to place the Study Technology developed by … L. Ron Hubbard into the hands of the world's students and educators."FOX 5 has learned that D.C. Public Schools paid the group a total of $12,000 in federal funds for tutoring services provided for the 2009-2010 school year.That raised eyebrows of the D.C. Public Schools advocates we reached. Some were concerned that recent budget cuts and layoffs at the Office of the School Superintendent for Education might have affected its screening criteria. Not the case, said Chad Colby, a spokesperson for OSSE.Colby said there is "a strict and intensive application process for tutoring services.” He noted that OSSE follows federal guidelines in approving tutors for the SES program and that those rules do allow faith-based organizations to participate.Colby said the bottom line is about student achievement. He says OSSE does monitor programs to make sure they are improving student grades, and following the school system's curriculum.