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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

EdTech Platform Sold to Surveillance Company

By Carole Hornsby Haynes May 9, 2022   Originally published at Texas Scorecard

Rhithm is back in the news. The Texas startup has been sold to one of four technology companies being investigated by two U.S. Senators who noticed that student surveillance, emotional screenings, and intrusive surveys are fast becoming the norm for many public school classrooms. 

Rhithm’s website previously described its app as a “biopsychosocial assessment." By definition, a BPS assessment is typically conducted by therapists and counselors at the beginning of therapy and assesses for biological, psychological and social factors that can be contributing to a problem or problems with a client.

Mental Assessment ‘Rhithm’ Backpedals After LISD letter

and Texas Scorecard Article

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, May 3, 2022 

 Rhithm’s website once self described as providing an App that performs a “biopsychosocial assessment.”

After my article, “Public Schools Practice Medicine Without A License,” appeared in Texas Scorecard and the letter below was sent to the Lewisville ISD School Board members, Rhithm did some fancy backpedaling. 

The Real Reason Why Biden Wants to Spend Billions

on Pre-K

By Carole Hornsby Haynes March 9, 2022    Published at American Thinker

During his State of the Union Address, President Biden rebranded the failed Build Back Better bill as his bill that would cut inflation, grow the economy, lower costs, and lower deficits. Then he added that his plan would include universal -- free -- “Pre-K for every 3- and 4-year-old.”

Marxist Pope Francis Warns Against Marxism

By Carole Hornsby Haynes February 13, 2022

In a recent letter to the Santa Maria Spirituality Center in Buenos Aires, Pope Francis delivered a surprising warning against the dangers of Marxist theology. His warning against “the ideologizing of a Marxist tint of some Latin American centers in the ‘70s” was a reference to the leftward shift of some Latin American Catholic Churches.

Virginia Governor Youngkin Is No Populist After All

By Carole Hornsby Haynes January 13, 2022

Though he never claimed to be a populist, Glenn Youngkin rode the wave of public anger against hostile school boards that are pushing radical race and gender ideologies. Yet Youngkin’s selection of advisers and personnel has sent up warning signs of danger ahead for Virginians.

Buck for NSBA Letter Comparing Parents to Domestic

Terrorists Stops With Biden’s Education Secretary

By Carole Hornsby Haynes     January 13, 2022

The trail of the letter from the National School Boards Association Board (NSBA) labeling protesting parents as ‘domestic terrorists’ ends at the top of the Biden administration with the White House, DOJ, and Department of Education. According to emails obtained by Parents Defending Education (PDE), Education Secretary Miguel Cardona allegedly solicited the letter from the National School Boards Association.

Social and Emotional Learning: An ‘Emerging

Profession’

By Carole Hornsby Haynes     January 12, 2022

The sale of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) materials has become a big business – a very big business - that shot up 45 percent in just a year and a half, from $530 million to $765 million in 2021.

Woke YMCA Peddles Social-Emotional Learning,

Indoctrination in Texas After-School Programs

By Carole Hornsby Haynes January 10, 2021

While parents have been battling hostile school boards and classrooms over Critical Race Theory, left wing activists have gained new under-the-radar access to children through YMCA sponsored after-school programs.  These "family friends" afternoon sessions are teaching Social Emotional Learning (SEL) -- a socialist-style psychological conditioning of students.

Notre Dame Cathedral Goes Woke with Disney-style

Theme Park Renovation

By Carole Hornsby Haynes December 23, 2021

As Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ this week, we are reminded of the ongoing war to cancel our Western culture and religion by the proposed plans for a Disney-style theme park restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral.

World’s First Vaccine Murder Charges Against Bill

Gates Threatens Fraudulent Vaccine Empire

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 10, 2021

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s meddling in the health and education of nations has left wide swaths of carnage in both. Bill Gates has appointed himself as the world's doctor who will save the world from over population.  He thinks smaller families are necessary and vaccines are the solution for reducing the world’s population by 10-15 percent.

Public Schools Practice Medicine Without A License

By Carole Hornsby Haynes November 30, 2021 Published by Texas Scorecard

Once public schools were places where parents sent their children to get an academic education. They were taught civics, traditional math that actually required getting the correct answer, and American patriotism.

The Rejection of Communism On Thanksgiving Day

"Turning the great pumpkin pie of prosperity that would become America from a zero-sum game to an ever-expanding delicious dish."

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 25, 2021 Published by American Thinker

This week our nation is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving of the Pilgrims who had arrived a year earlier on November 11, 1620 on the Mayflower with 102 passengers -- men, women and children. They came as families to set up a society of self government with freedom to practice their own religion without fear of persecution from the English government or its church. This brave community laid the foundations for the United States of America.

The ‘New’ Fad Corrupting Our Schoolchildren Is Not

So New

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. November 11, 2021 Published by American Thinker

As they learn more about social and emotional learning (SEL) with its data mining, parents are in an uproar. They’re demanding an opt out and deletion of all stored data. Some believe that if we can stop the leftward lurch of America, we can “turn our schools around” and use SEL as it was “initially intended.”

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