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Will Smith Invested $1.2 Mil Into School with Scientology Ties in 2010

AnonRanGER 2012/04/30 16:17:35



I’ve reported before about Will Smith‘s
donations to Scientology organizations in the past. But in none of the
filings for the Will Smith Foundation was there ever listed a donation
to the school he started with wife Jada Pinkett Smith in Calabasas,
California. That school, New Village Leadership
Academy, has been criticized in the past for teaching Scientology
courses to its grade school students. For three years, NVLA never filed a
Form 990 as a school, so it was hard to track their finances. But now a
Form 990 Federal Tax filing has suddenly emerged on Guidestar.org just
for the year 2010. It shows a few things of interest. For one, Smith
donated $1,235,00 to the school in 2010 from his WSJ Trust, not from
his publicly scrutinized foundation. That’s why it never showed up
before.


Basically, Smith’s donation almost covered the $1.4 million non
specific salaries listed for the school. Under salaries, NVLA lists just
two educators, both with Scientology backgrounds. The head of school is
named Franca Campopiano, but the school confirmed that she is also
known as Piano Foster. She was paid $200.000 in 2010. As Piano Foster,
Campopiano has been listed as a past student of Scientology. She’s
married to a Darryl Foster, also a past student of
Scientology.Foster/Campopiano succeeded the school’s original head,
Jacqueline Oliver, who left in a dispute with the Smiths over the
Scientology teaching at the school.


The other educator listed is Carol McGuire, listed not as a teacher
but “Technology Specialist.” She was paid $120,000 in 2010. McGuire
also goes by Carol Ann McGuire. On the NVLA website she’s listed as a
“employee/teacher” but on the form 990 it’s quite specific. And that’s
important because Scientology’s basic curriculum is something called
Study Tech. On its website, NVLA stresses “technology” as one of the most important parts of its lessons.


Meantime, the Will Smith Foundation gave away $758,997 to other
charities, schools, and foundations in 2010 including $20,000 to the ILM
Foundation, a Muslim education organization that has since ceased
functioning.


See also: http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/08/exclusive-will-and-jad...


http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerfriedman/2012/04/24/will-smi...

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  • Rob E 2012/07/26 20:21:21
    Rob E
    Thanks Will!!!
  • Tennyson James 2012/04/30 16:55:39
    Tennyson James
    Why should I care about Will Smith's donation to Scientology? It's his money, therefore his choice.
  • AnonRanGER Tennyso... 2012/04/30 17:06:50
    AnonRanGER
    Hm, maybe because he's funding a Scientology front group that's trying to indoctrinate kids?
  • Tennyso... AnonRanGER 2012/04/30 20:12:15
    Tennyson James
    Her's an idea: Don't send your kids to a private Scientology based school and they are waaaay less likely to be indoctrinated. ;-) Seriously, if scientology indoctrination is a big concern of yours then I'd say you have much bigger problems.
  • AnonRanGER Tennyso... 2012/04/30 20:24:21 (edited)
    AnonRanGER
    Scientology has been trying (partially successfully) to implement Applied Scholastics in public school as well. So you're fine with Scientology trying to indoctrinate kids to their cult, but you're concerned about someone not facing the flag during the national anthem, and you tell me I "have much bigger problems"? Seriously?
  • Tennyso... AnonRanGER 2012/04/30 20:46:00
    Tennyson James
    I'm not at all concerned with someone not facing the flag during the national anthem other than it appears disrespectful. I'm not sure why you made such an assumption. I'm not fine with anyone trying to indoctrinate anyone else into a cult; however I do not agree that Scientologists are trying to do this. Aren't they more concerned with recruiting older wealthier people who have money to give to their church? Regardless, my kids are not attending Scientology schools so their highly unlikely to be exposed to a Scientology agenda. Cults prey upon people's insecurities, fears and weaknesses. Since I raised my kids to think for themselves indoctrination of any kind is pretty unlikely. Do you have young children? is this why you are so concerned?
  • AnonRanGER Tennyso... 2012/07/27 17:37:51
    AnonRanGER
    No, I'm so concerned because I know a bit more about Scientology than you do and don't want ANYONE to fall into their trap.
    Why don't you agree that Scientologists are trying to indoctrinate people? There's several links on here that show Scientology documents that say that recruitment is the front groups' primary goal. That includes "Applied Scholastics".
    Also, your kids don't have to go to a "Scientology school", because Scientology is trying to sneak Applied Scholastics into PUBLIC schools as well, pretty aggressively.
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/07/28 22:37:00
    Rob E
    +2
    yes that's right ranger we get good results with applied scholastics people ask for it and then we "sneak it into the schools" lol. .
    " I don't want ANYone to fall in to their trap lol . . I Care About people. . "
    Applied scholastics is the greatest thing to happen to education .. once you know " the Study barriers . . . It really opens the doors to education"

    Btw your friend touretsky has no problem on making bombs and instructions on his website on how to make them. . that's the guy who was all in fire up over scientology the one you advocate. .
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/07/30 13:36:02
    AnonRanGER
    Where's the PROOF for Applied Scholastics getting "good results", Roby? Who's ASKING for it?
    Again it's time for you to put your money where your mouth is, and again you'll be unable to prove your claim.
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/01 17:58:20
    Rob E
    Wel here you go ranger http://applied.pixelgate.net/...

    Ms Caroline S Kyhle master of science in education . . You Know .. Someone who actually knows what she's talking about . . Not your bomb building raving anarchist tourestsky who studies how rats multiply or an anti religion bigot like yourself.. * roll eyes*

    You need to read it ..
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/08/06 12:50:18
    AnonRanGER
    It's funny how Scientologist always have one or two people of any field of interest like science, psychiatry or politics that agrees with them and quote them over and over, all while ignoring or trying to discredit anything negative that experts say about Scientology, and I mean the whole rest of them.

    WHAT EXPERTS SAY ABOUT STUDY TECH

    During the various controversies over Study Tech, educators have been canvassed for their opinions of Hubbard’s work. The reviews have been mixed at best and often unfavorable.

    Applied Scholastics received an unenthusiastic response from Missouri educators when it opened a new facility in the state in July 2003. According to the St Louis Post-Dispatch:

    Scot Danforth, who oversees teacher education for the University of Missouri at St. Louis, said he searched a database of four decades of published educational research and could find no study on L. Ron Hubbard’s instructional techniques.

    “In my opinion, they are involved in the worst kind of deception. They make grandiose claims about the effectiveness of their methods and materials … with data that has never been published in a legitimate educational research journal,” he said.

    Greg Jung, president of the Missouri National Education Association, is cautious.

    “We don’t know if the people...








































    It's funny how Scientologist always have one or two people of any field of interest like science, psychiatry or politics that agrees with them and quote them over and over, all while ignoring or trying to discredit anything negative that experts say about Scientology, and I mean the whole rest of them.

    WHAT EXPERTS SAY ABOUT STUDY TECH

    During the various controversies over Study Tech, educators have been canvassed for their opinions of Hubbard’s work. The reviews have been mixed at best and often unfavorable.

    Applied Scholastics received an unenthusiastic response from Missouri educators when it opened a new facility in the state in July 2003. According to the St Louis Post-Dispatch:

    Scot Danforth, who oversees teacher education for the University of Missouri at St. Louis, said he searched a database of four decades of published educational research and could find no study on L. Ron Hubbard’s instructional techniques.

    “In my opinion, they are involved in the worst kind of deception. They make grandiose claims about the effectiveness of their methods and materials … with data that has never been published in a legitimate educational research journal,” he said.

    Greg Jung, president of the Missouri National Education Association, is cautious.

    “We don’t know if the people who are providing training are qualified and if the teachers providing the tutoring are qualified,” Jung said.
    (Bower, 2003)

    During the 1997 controversy over Study Tech in California, reporter Sara Catania interviewed several educators about the Study Tech books for an article that appeared in LA Weekly on November 12, 1997.

    Johanna Lemlech, a professor of education at USC specializing in curriculum and teaching, calls the books “awful.” They “violate everything we know about how children learn, and appropriate pedagogy,” she says. “In short, these books should be carefully placed in the cylindrical file.” (Catania, 1997)

    Hubbard’s dogmatic doctrine of the “misunderstood word” attracted particular criticism:

    “In many cases, lack of comprehension is not because of a misunderstood word,” says Sidnie Myrick, who leads a UCLA research group on early literacy, teaches a master’s course in reading at Cal State L.A., and also teaches a class of first, second and third graders at Thomas Edison Elementary School in Glendale (she was Glendale’s 1993 Teacher of the Year). “In fact,” she says, “in many cases the student won’t get the meaning until the material is presented in a completely different way.”

    Myrick also finds the books’ illustrations “cutesy and condescending,” the explanations “stilted and manufactured,” and study technology, all in all, “woefully inadequate.”
    (Catania, 1997)

    Ms. Catania also interviewed members of the Los Angeles school board, about which she wrote:

    One member of the Los Angeles school board is unimpressed. A former high school history teacher, David Tokofsky calls the books “remedial” and says they would be of little use to any but the lowest-performing students. “If you walked into an eighth-grade class and tried to use these books on kids who are at the proper level, you’d kill them,” says Tokofsky, who coached the Marshall High School Academic Decathlon team to a national championship in 1987. “They’re not even good comic books.” (Catania, ibid)

    Journalist Mark Walsh, in a September 17, 1997 article in Education Week, interviewed MaryEllen Vogt, a professor of education at California State University at Long Beach. Professor Vogt expressed concerns about the Study Tech books’ reliance on Word Clearing as the only route to comprehension. Walsh quotes her directly:

    “The reading process is so complex,” she said. The principles in Hubbard’s three barriers to learning focus primarily on reading at the word level.

    “But there is a whole other aspect of the reading process that is ignored,” added Ms. Vogt, who is a former president of the California Reading Association and a past board member of the International Reading Association.

    “For older readers, we sometimes say, ‘Skip a word you don’t understand and try to gain comprehension from the whole context,’” she said. “We don’t say that for young readers. But for older readers, it is extremely cumbersome to try to attend to every word.”
    (From Walsh, 1997.)

    An earlier attempt to introduce Study Tech to public schools in eastern Canada foundered on the skepticism of local educators. Harvard University literacy professor Victoria Purcell-Gates (now at Michigan State University), who reviewed the Basic Study Manual, told NOW magazine that the merits of study tech are suspect:

    “There isn’t anything new. It’s also sort of sketchy. What we know about teaching comprehension skills and study skills is a little more complex.”

    Purcell-Gates says the program’s emphasis on use of the dictionary “is probably not the most effective tool for learning word meanings, because dictionary definitions tend to be very decontextualized. Teachers wouldn’t use that as a primary vehicle for teaching vocabulary.”
    (Di Matteo, 1992)

    When the Boston Herald questioned the use of Study Tech in Massachussetts schools, it asked Purcell-Gates to assess the Basic Study Manual:

    “This is all ‘old stuff,’ and has been taught in the schools for at least 30 years (probably more) now,” the Harvard professor wrote in an assessment for the Herald.

    “Basically, there is nothing new in this text that is not known by reading/study specialists at a very basic level,” she added. “The only thing really `different’ is that Mr. Hubbard has renamed basic concepts to fit into his overall scheme of things.”
    (Mallia, 1998)

    http://studytech.org/study-te...
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  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/07 21:20:07
    Rob E
    are those people masters of Science in Education ranges ? Think about it. .
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/08/08 00:22:21
    AnonRanGER
    Yes, you f*cking moron. READ.
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/08 05:48:01
    Rob E
    YOU F KnG reaD!!! ARE THE MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION ?? NO!!! They're NOT ARE they. YOU COUldn't find a Janitor also Ranger? Or a the Lunch lady ? Hm? Just your usual second rate sources? And you got yourself a journalist again ranger? WOoowWw . . Nice . . Educators? what kind of educators ranger CPR educators Home ec. educators .

    FIND SOMEONE WITH CREDENTIALS RANGER.
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/08/08 08:45:03
    AnonRanGER
    Now you're just trolling too obviously, roby, and it's kinda pathetic (not to mention hard to decypher).

    If you had followed my advice and actually READ it, you'd have noticed that after "Journalist Mark Walsh, in a September 17, 1997 article in Education Week," comes
    "INTERVIEWED MaryEllen Vogt, A PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION at California State University at Long Beach.". (caps mine)

    You know, this one:
    "MaryEllen Vogt is an Associate Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach, where she teaches courses in reading/language arts methods. She has fifteen years of experience as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, reading specialist, district resource teacher, and curriculum director. She received her Doctorate in Language and Literacy from the University of California, Berkeley. A past president of the California Reading Association, Dr. Vogt currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association. In 1994, she received the Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Reading from the California Reading Association. She has acted as a consultant in reading/language arts for school districts and reading associations throughout the country, as well as in Canada, Argentina, and Hungary."

    No janitors...























    Now you're just trolling too obviously, roby, and it's kinda pathetic (not to mention hard to decypher).

    If you had followed my advice and actually READ it, you'd have noticed that after "Journalist Mark Walsh, in a September 17, 1997 article in Education Week," comes
    "INTERVIEWED MaryEllen Vogt, A PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION at California State University at Long Beach.". (caps mine)

    You know, this one:
    "MaryEllen Vogt is an Associate Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach, where she teaches courses in reading/language arts methods. She has fifteen years of experience as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, reading specialist, district resource teacher, and curriculum director. She received her Doctorate in Language and Literacy from the University of California, Berkeley. A past president of the California Reading Association, Dr. Vogt currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association. In 1994, she received the Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Reading from the California Reading Association. She has acted as a consultant in reading/language arts for school districts and reading associations throughout the country, as well as in Canada, Argentina, and Hungary."

    No janitors either, roby. Harvard University literacy professors like Victoria Purcell-Gates:

    "Dr. Purcell-Gates taught at Michigan State University, Harvard University, the University of Cincinnati, U.C. Berkeley, and the University of British Columbia. As professor and researcher at both Harvard and the University of Cincinnati, she was director of literacy centers in which both children and adults were provided with reading instruction.
    While in Ohio, in 1989, Dr. Purcell-Gates was approached by an urban Appalachian woman, Jenny who was concerned about her son.[2] Donny, age seven was caught in a cycle of family illiteracy and his mother desired Dr. Purcell-Gates' assistance. This encounter acted as the impetus for an ethnographic study focusing on the cycle of low literacy. She also questioned how an individual's cultural literacy experiences influence print literacy development. This research led to the Grawemeyer Award winning book, "Other People's Words: The Cycle of Low Literacy" (1997).[2] Dr. Purcell-Gates was the National Reading Conference (NRC) president for 2005-2006. [1]
    Later, Dr. Purcell-Gates accepted the position of Tier 1 Canada Research Chair for Early Childhood Literacy at the University of British Columbia. She is also the principal investigator for the Cultural Practices of Literacy Study (CPLS). [2]
    Within a socio-cultural framework, researchers question how schools address the needs of marginalized communities.

    Victoria Purcell-Gates has authored or co-authored books including Other People's Words: The Cycle of Low Literacy (1997),[3] Print Literacy Development: Uniting Cognitive and Social Practice Theories (2006),[4] Now We Read, We See, We Speak: Portrait of Literacy Development in an Adult Freirean-Based Class (2000),[5] Cultural Practices of Literacy: Case Studies of Language, Literacy, Social Practice, and Power (2007),[6] and Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom: A Handbook for Practitioners (2003).[7]
    Additional publications include chapters within books and peer-reviewed journals.
    Awards

    Victoria Purcell-Gates was inducted into the International Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame [4]
    on May 4, 2005.

    Oscar Causey Award by National Reading Conference for Outstanding Contributions to Literacy Research, 2004.
    Noted Scholar Appointment by University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Summer 2002.
    University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education. For originality, creativity, feasibility and scope of potential applicability of ideas that help make the world a better place. Award given for Other People’s Words: The Cycle of Low Literacy (Harvard University Press, 1995). $150,000. 1996.
    Most Promising Researcher. Awarded by the National Council of Teachers of English. 1987.
    Finalist in the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award competition. Awarded by the International Reading Association. 1987.
    Promising Researcher Award for dissertation research. Awarded by the National Council of Teachers of English. 1987.
    Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation for 1985-1987 in Phi Delta Kappa District II. Awarded by Phi Delta Kappa on Evaluation, Development and Research. 1987."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...


    How do you like THEM credentials, roby?
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  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/08 09:22:26
    Rob E
    well obviously better then your anti religious bomb building raving hacking anarchist Touretsky.. who is also a proffesor at some university which you just shoved to the front in his belligerent anti religious stance..

    But judging by the demand of Aplied Scholastics into the schools BY schools and education departments and teachers through out the country it would seem that what your sources have said is not correct at all.. .if the demand is high and the use is high and the succes is high .. who are they or anyone else to say it doesnt work?
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/08/08 10:16:50 (edited)
    AnonRanGER
    So I take it you now do recognize the experts I quoted as such, but are now trying to simply discard them? LOL
    Roby, roby, roby...

    How is the demand for Applied Scholastics (which you can't even SPELL, for crying out loud!) and its use and success "high"?

    Sources please.
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/08 10:43:57
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/08/08 11:14:01 (edited)
    AnonRanGER
    Roby, I asked you for SOURCES for your claim. You know, as in "proof". Do you understand this simple concept?

    "i guess those hundreds of teachers and education boards must be idiots then?"

    Interestingly enough, YOU seem to think so when they criticize Applied Scholastics. Little bit hypocritical, don't you think?

    Here's a little bonus:

    "Six years ago, a group called Applied Scholastics International won state approval to tutor low-income students from struggling public schools.
    The group touts its so-called study technology as "the breakthrough that undercuts why people are illiterate."
    The materials were developed by "educator and humanitarian" L. Ron Hubbard, the group explained in its application to the Colorado Department of Education.
    Hubbard is better known as a science-fiction writer who went on to found the Church of Scientology.
    Since 2008, three Colorado public school districts have given more than $150,000 in federal money to Applied Scholastics to provide tutoring to nearly 120 students, a Denver Post review found.

    Jeanette Banks, executive director of A Plus Educational Center in Lakewood, which provides tutoring in Colorado under the Applied Scholastics name, said the content is secular.

    She said the group has no relationship with the Church of Scientology and does not pr...









    Roby, I asked you for SOURCES for your claim. You know, as in "proof". Do you understand this simple concept?

    "i guess those hundreds of teachers and education boards must be idiots then?"

    Interestingly enough, YOU seem to think so when they criticize Applied Scholastics. Little bit hypocritical, don't you think?

    Here's a little bonus:

    "Six years ago, a group called Applied Scholastics International won state approval to tutor low-income students from struggling public schools.
    The group touts its so-called study technology as "the breakthrough that undercuts why people are illiterate."
    The materials were developed by "educator and humanitarian" L. Ron Hubbard, the group explained in its application to the Colorado Department of Education.
    Hubbard is better known as a science-fiction writer who went on to found the Church of Scientology.
    Since 2008, three Colorado public school districts have given more than $150,000 in federal money to Applied Scholastics to provide tutoring to nearly 120 students, a Denver Post review found.

    Jeanette Banks, executive director of A Plus Educational Center in Lakewood, which provides tutoring in Colorado under the Applied Scholastics name, said the content is secular.

    She said the group has no relationship with the Church of Scientology and does not promote any religious path.

    But critics question the material's worth or characterize it as an attempt to indoctrinate children and lend credibility to a fringe religion.

    The organization is at risk of being removed from the state's list of approved tutoring providers but not because of any ties to Scientology.

    The state's most recent annual review of all providers found that Applied Scholastics failed to be effective in increasing student performance. The group was put on notice that if that happens again, it will no longer be eligible to take part in the program."

    http://www.denverpost.com/inv...

    So come on, show me proof that Applied Scholastics is being widely implemented because it is oh-so-awesome and successful.
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  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/08 21:15:31
    Rob E
    Its Amazing that your Denver Post article also drums up The same David Touretsky we discussed before You know the bomb building raving anarchist.. Again you have no problem with referring to articles and sources who quote and make statements made by known psycho's which you in return have no problem referring to or associating with. . this really disintegrates or taints the trustworthiness of your other sources ..


    And yeh i've used the study tech thousands of times on all levels meaning on what ever i wanted to learn or understand and i know they are true applicable and vital tools in understanding and KnOwing what you are learning or studying .. Does this make me a spelling Ace ? No not necessarily Has it helped me countless of instances ?
    Absolutely.
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/08/09 01:24:16 (edited)
    AnonRanGER
    What is your obsession with Touretsky, roby? Grasping at straws? "I claim Touretsky is a psycho, and you quoted him, and you quoted other people, so they must be psychos too, and what they say must be false!". Does that sum up your strategy?

    Where's the proof Applied Scholastic works and is successful, as you claimed multiple times?

    What has Applied Scholastics really done for you? Your spelling and grammar are horrible, and you have proven that you can't understand simple texts multiple times in this conversation alone. You can barely put together a coherent sentence. So in what "countless of instances" [sic] did Applied Scholastics help you?
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/09 08:47:32
    Rob E
    ranger if i have to deal with every aspect of your ludicrousy were gonna be here a very long time. Thats the first thing i should say the rest "l come later.
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/08/09 10:22:24
    AnonRanGER
    Take your time. I don't really see how those were complicated questions - one asks for proof of your claims of Applied Scholastics' efficiency and success, the other one how it helped you - but by all means, think about it, take your time, write your answers.
    I'll be right here.
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/08 11:13:47
    Rob E
    its acually to incredible for words that one of your main source of critique on study tech .. a professor states that if you encounter a difficult word .. you just skip over it.. this is definately the reason why study tech should be available in every school
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/08/08 11:53:52
    AnonRanGER
    I didn't ask for your opinion, roby, I asked for proof that Applied Scholastics works and is "successful" and being widely implemented into the school system, as you claim.

    Let me ask you a question, roby: Have YOU ever used Applied Scholastics, especially word-clearing?
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/08 12:27:20
    Rob E
    you mean those couple of people who critisice applied scholastics.. that's who we are talking about arent we in relation to the hundreds of teachers who are " applying" LRH. Study tech.
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/08/08 17:15:39
    AnonRanGER
    Roby, Applied Scholastic isn't important. It doesn't get a lot of reception in the field, but when it does, it's predominantly negative (see above).

    Now where is the PROOF how "successful" and "widely applied" Applied Scholastics is, roby? You are basing your entire argument on that when you haven't presented any proof for said basis whatsoever.

    Also, I see you avoided the question whether you use word-clearing or not. I'm just asking because you are promoting its awesomeness while spelling like a monkey yourself.

    Furthermore, I doubt you acknowledge the argument that someting must be awesome because hundreds of people apply it when it comes to... Psychiatry. Do you?

    I see you also ignored that little article about Colorado, where it turned out Applied Scholastics failed to be effective in increasing student performance. Oh crap, now Scientology is going to have to PROVE Hubbard's bullsh*t actually works!
    Good luck with that.
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/08 12:33:47
    Rob E
    it is you know it is thats why youre all jumpy about it you know its hundreds of sxhools are you seriiusly suggesting while you know it os hundreds of schools i come up with the nrs when it is one of your associates threw up a article almost recently stating the gvment funded literacy programs include Applied scholastics. and literaly covers hundreds of schools?
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/08/08 17:35:22
    AnonRanGER
    Read your comment. Keep in mind that we are argueing about a program that allegedly helps people with learning disabilities. Answer me one question:

    Do you yourself use Applied Scholastics or any of its components, like word-clearing?

    If you do, it apparently isn't working for YOU, judging by your English skills, so why are you so vigorously promoting it?

    If you don't... WHY aren't you using Applied Scholastics when it's so awesome?
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/07 21:38:30
    Rob E
    Cripes ranger you just collected some teachers opinions You didn't have an opinion of a " master of Science In education" I did. .Was it kinda hard for you?
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/08/08 00:24:29
    AnonRanGER
    Is this the point where you simply deny all the evidence against your point, roby? It's not my fault that you can't read.
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/08/04 21:34:55
    Rob E
    are you confronting me Ranger?
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/07/26 20:29:31
    Rob E
    Really ranger really??! Sounds like you know something the government doesnt know.. Did you report it??! This is importand stuff did you tell the government ?? government authorities?? Any body?? You know something the government and will smith dont know??? You genious. Who have you told in the government Wwwwwhhaaaaatttt? NOBODY ? Oh wait its fabricated because you're anti religious an Anti religious bigot.. i forgot ok CArry On!!
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/07/27 08:05:14
    AnonRanGER
    Yes, Rob, really.
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to post more evidence:

    "There have been no objective, independent studies to evaluate the effectiveness of Study Tech asan educational method. L. Ron Hubbard, who created it, had no academic credentials. Dr. DavidTouretzky, research professor at Carnegie Mellon University, sums up Study Tech thusly:

    “The real danger of Study Tech is that it was designed for indoctrination, not education. While it may be good at producing obedient Scientologists, it is completely at odds with promotingthe ability to think independently. It quite deliberately aims to reduce a student's ability tothink critically. Students are taught to distrust their own intelligence and background knowledge, passively and uncritically accepting whatever they are being told. This can only deprive students of a skill vital in an age saturated with conflicting messages, where critical thinking is essential to making sense of the world. Study Tech's doctrinaire and authoritarianapproach to teaching is hostile to, and deserves no place in, secular educational institutions.”

    "One of [Scientology's] Presidents, Frank Zurn (whose wife Laurie is a Narconon International corporate officer and Vice President of ABLE, SoCo's present-day equivalent), explained SoCo's pur...




























    Yes, Rob, really.
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to post more evidence:

    "There have been no objective, independent studies to evaluate the effectiveness of Study Tech asan educational method. L. Ron Hubbard, who created it, had no academic credentials. Dr. DavidTouretzky, research professor at Carnegie Mellon University, sums up Study Tech thusly:

    “The real danger of Study Tech is that it was designed for indoctrination, not education. While it may be good at producing obedient Scientologists, it is completely at odds with promotingthe ability to think independently. It quite deliberately aims to reduce a student's ability tothink critically. Students are taught to distrust their own intelligence and background knowledge, passively and uncritically accepting whatever they are being told. This can only deprive students of a skill vital in an age saturated with conflicting messages, where critical thinking is essential to making sense of the world. Study Tech's doctrinaire and authoritarianapproach to teaching is hostile to, and deserves no place in, secular educational institutions.”

    "One of [Scientology's] Presidents, Frank Zurn (whose wife Laurie is a Narconon International corporate officer and Vice President of ABLE, SoCo's present-day equivalent), explained SoCo's purpose:
    "The dissemination and delivery of Ron's technology divides into broad sectors. Social Coordination International is the organization that has been entrusted with reversing the decay of society and using Ron's technology to revitalize the fields of education, drug rehabilitation, criminal rehabilitation, and society's morals through The Way to Happiness campaign.(Impact magazine issue 10 (1987) p.22)

    Zurn specifically named Applied Scholastics as being part of the campaign to "disseminate and deliver" Hubbard's doctrines.


    " TheClear Expansion Committeeis a new program that was launched in 1994 as a major new reach-out program.To really clear one's community, one must have field activities of all types. Of course these include Missions, Field Auditor Groups, Auditors Associations, Volunteer Ministers, Dianetics Counseling Groups and OT committees.

    They must also include Gung-Ho Groups and the use of LRH's Social Betterment tech such as study groups and schools that apply LRH Study Tech, Narconon, Criminon, The Way toHappiness Groups, WISE, Citizen's Commission on Human Rights, and other scientology community reform groups.

    While each of these field activities has its own purpose, all exist to get LRH tech used in the world, and bring us closer to a "Cleared Planet".

    A Clear Expansion Committee is an umbrella, which coordinates all individual scientologists and groups involved in these activities so as to dramatically expand scientology in your area.Under the control of the Clear Expansion Committee all of these groups become anunstoppable force to clear the community."

    This is very much along the lines of Hubbard's "Special Zone Plan," a policy that some havelikened to "infiltration". The touchstone of the CECs is a 1960 bulletin by Hubbard that has beenreprinted in CEC publications such as the
    Flag Clear Expansion Committee Newsletter.
    Hubbard advises Scientologists to "just enter" wider society and introduce the principles of Scientologywithout necessarily telling any non-Scientologists what they are doing:

    "A housewife, already successfully employing Scientology in her own home, trained to professional level, takes over a woman's club as secretary or some key position.

    She straightens up the club affairs by applying comm [sic] practice and making peace, and then, incidental to the club's main function, pushes Scientology into a zone of special interest in the club - children, straightening up marriages, whatever comes to hand, and even taking fees for it - mean while, of course, going on being a successful and contributing wife.

    The cue in all this is don't seek the cooperation of groups. Don't ask for permission. Just enter them and start functioning to make the group win through effectiveness and sanity. ("Special Zone Plan", HCO Bulletin of 23 June 1960)

    Excerts from:
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/527...

    A very good read, roby.

    bulletin 23 june 1960 excerts httpwww scribd comdoc527 read roby
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  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/07/27 09:05:26
    Rob E
    Touretsky ?? the one who made racist comments ??? That Touretsky ?? You bring up him .. As evidence . .XD XD
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/07/27 09:48:12
    Rob E
    D Touresky
    “She [US Congresswoman] is the former ambassador to Micronesia! and she’s black. I should have known. What [sic] are all the really st00000pid congresswomen black?”

    that's the Touresky you mean isn't it . . the religion and race hate monger .. Why did you bring him up. .
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/07/27 14:09:45
    AnonRanGER
    Source please.
    Did you read past his name? Do you think Applied Scholastics is used to "convert" kids to Scientology too?
  • Rob E AnonRanGER 2012/07/27 15:59:11
    Rob E
    Regarding Touresky

    "There is no doubt that yelling 'fire' in crowded theatre
    is something that is problematic and probably impedes
    expression by certain twisted individuals."
    - Judge Lewis A. Kaplan
    July 25, 2000

    http://compgroups.net/comp.la...

    Starts about half lway down chat log and all. . Good to show who you are and your friends are ranger . . You're getting kind of boring now ranger any one can see you support hang out with and quote vile hate mongers like yourself , but maybe i should read now what your supported friend has to say about scientology
  • AnonRanGER Rob E 2012/07/27 17:32:05 (edited)
  • Mr Wayne 2012/04/30 16:21:02
    Mr Wayne
    Point?

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