I always wondered what would it be like when some globalists come and take over our Christian, dedicated homeschool community Roots. Imagine the fuss and fight, the resistance and debate! Well, it eventually happened last night, except there was no fuss, no fight, no debate. They came, took Roots in their system and parents were happy about that.
You see, Heritage Online School has a reassuring statement of faith. It is a statement of faith which appeals to a broad range of Christians. We can see the core doctrines present, God the Triune, repentance of sin through the blood of Christ, the resurrection and everlasting life or damnation. That is where most homeschool parents choose to stop thinking. If some homeschool institution or homeschool group say they are Christian, that is enough evidence that it is good to follow them instead of the public school system.
The governing structure of the school falls mainly under the Ministry of Education Canada. This ministry on it’s turn, falls under the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada . http://www.cmec.ca/11/About/index.html It makes sure that all of “Canada’s international treaty obligations” are seen to. All ministers of education in Canada are coordinated by CMEC.
One of the key tasks for CMEC to do, is to make sure every province in Canada achieve the goals set in Learn Canada 2020. Learn Canada is written to accomplish the goals set by the United Nation’s Education for Sustainable Development.
Sustainable Development or Agenda 21 is an absolute threat for every human being on this planet. Sustainable Development takes away individual rights and make place for the collective, it takes property rights away in order to distribute wealth. Education for Sustainable Development is an international agenda to prepare our chidren to live in a sustainable world. It has nothing to do with sustainability. It has all to do with a pantheistic worldview under the Earth Charter, with a place for everyone, except the one who calls upon Christ as only Savior.
Heritage Online School is a member of ASCI. Cardus launched an elaborate educational study from over a million dollar in 2012. They have used the PISA instrument, an international performance test to investigate how wide the gaps between home/online/Christian schools and that of ESD could be. The PISA assessment take a look at the extent to which students acquired the outcomes to “Our Common Future”, preparing them for Sustainagle living on the planet.
“Sustainable development and social cohesion depend critically on the competencies of all of our population – with competencies understood to cover knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.” http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/env/esd/inf.meeting.docs/EGonInd/8mtg/ESDCompetenciesOECD.pdf This study showed where diversity in educational delivery were. They immediately construct courses and conventions like edifideConvention 2012-Beyond the walls in actions to life and many other educational conventions to “rectify” the problem. The ASCI schools under direct influence of the rectification Cardus suggested. It helped them to see how they had to change certain courses and methods to perform on a “higher level”, meaning becoming more gobalised in their own and student’s thinking. They provide round-table discussions for principals, superintendents, teachers, etc. to reshape faith and learning. ASCI is committed to transformational schooling. What that means is that students are taken from what and who they are in their parent’s home and get transformed for life in the global village. Most Christian schools in the USA and Canada fall under ASCI. These schools undergo a massive transformation right now. One can even wonder if their transformation for ESD would not be quicker than that of public schools, seeing that they are much smaller and easier to control and monitor?
Greg Bitgood is the superintendent of Heritage Online School, the largest online school in Canada. He is also the founder and superintendent of the massive International Online School. In addition to that, he is one of the leading delegates of the Vancouver Christian Education for the 21st Century. The whole focus is that of the future . They work towards 2025 goals. The Symposium vision is to “utilize digital technologies” to cater for new learning. A leading thinker for the Symposium is global thinker Tom Vander Ark with his ideas on “smart schools” Sustainable Development is taking place under smart growth initiatives as can also seen in Vander Ark’s works. An intense study is undertaken in “Guide to the Future School” also from people like http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/guide-to-future-school/
Bitgood and others attending the Symposium. Global education goes under three umbrellas as explained in this book namely virtual, theme-based and deconstructed learning. On the surface it seems that it is okay to participate in these but the undercurrent philosophies and initiatives is innovative in nature, meaning transformational. The whole idea of virtual learning is to monitor a student’s progress – forget about intellectual progress or content-based progress- to the dot. Outcomes for sustainable development goals are monitored way easier than in a normal classroom setting. That is what all schools are doing right now, they are moving away from testing and assessment. Monitoring for key outcomes get done right in the online classroom to see if a student seem fit to move on to the “next level” of indoctrination for learning for the 21st Century. They also have a special focus on Learn 2020 http://www.21stcenturyeducators.com to see that they accomplish the goals set as seen in Learn Canada 2020 Education for Sustainable Development http://www.esdcanada.ca/learn-canada-2020
Greg Bitgood is a super sharp change agent and he uses his online school and gospel terms to accomplish change for the global world. The Global Ministry Training Centre work together with the Wagner Institute.
The idea of globalization is to get all systems running on the same tracks for successful implementation of “Our Common Future” That means that all splinter groups like homeschoolers should drawn to a change agent magnet like the Heritage Online School to make sure that homeschooler’s are as much prepared for their future of Sustainable Development as the rest of the people around them.
The online school is meant for parents who are okay with preparing their children for a sustainable future in the global village. However, new rules and regulations under the Earth Charter http://www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/ will ensure that the whole of this global world think and speak from the same point of view. There will be zero tolerance for any deviation from this charter’s “soft laws”. Biblical laws in conflict with the charter will be dealt with harshly in order to promote a peaceful, harmonious future for the 21st Century.