(Orlando, Florida) –August 30, 2020 –The “Taking Back America’s Children” campaign pioneered by Laurie Cardoza-Moore, Founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nation (PJTN), is issuing a formal thank you this week to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for his commitment to a “Common Core Free” Florida school system that will bring a return to the study of America’s greatness to the forefront of education.

The mandate to remove Common Core from Florida Schools led to the establishment of a new vision to raise civic  literacy within the state, deemed  the “B.E.S.T. Standards”—an acronym for “Benchmarks in Excellent Student Thinking.”

PJTN’s academic research team, under the expert direction of Dr. Sandra Alfonsi, has recently played a major role in the review of Florida Middle School civic textbooks as part of an expert fact finding coalition engaged by the state to take part in the review and revision process of civic educational materials being presented for review to Governor DeSantis and Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran.

Laurie Cardoza-Moore noted:

“By eradicating Common Core from Florida schools, the state is on course with Governor DeSantis’ goal to provide a roadmap to make Florida standards #1 in nation and their students the most literate.   The review process PJTN has had the privilege of engaging in has been targeted to achieve am instructional materials adoption process that will yield high quality materials aligned to new standards of educational excellence.  Including civics reading lists of foundational American documents grade appropriate to continue to build background knowledge of U.S. history and government. While we reviewed middle school civics textbooks, we were encouraged to know K-12 grades in Florida are being prepared to be fully engaged and that by 5th grade Florida children will be studying the Constitution and be given opportunity to know the greatness of this country. Thanks to Governor DeSantis’ vision, this new course promises to be a game changer to the future of Florida children and to the state’s place in American leadership.”

She added:  “PJTN is firmly committed to our campaign of “Taking Back America’s Children” –an effort that is rooted in the call for a complete reform of America’s educational system.  We have for decades allowed the elements of disinformation, biased propaganda, removal of American exceptionalism through instructional absence of history and civics, and the sheer forces of infiltration of our children’s textbooks by foreign forces wishing to destroy America, to bring us to this point of a generation of young people who actually hate this nation. Entities such as Pearson Publishers have been the number one enemy of American education as is Common Core. The division and the violence we are seeing in America’s streets today all began with what our children were or were not being taught while we were not watching.  We must revise course in our educational system and create new generations of American leadership before it’s too late.”   

ABOUT DR. SANDRA ALFONSI:  A veteran of academia, Dr. Alfonsi has been focused as a expert reviewer of K-12,  U.S. History, Social Studies and Global and World History textbooks for more than 30 years. Her 2011 report: Education or Indoctrination? The Treatment of Islam in 6t through 12th grade American Textbooks was widely received.  She is the founder and director of Textbook Alert, an independent think tank whose goal it is to ensure standards of education which are historically accurate as well as ethnically and culturally unbiased.  She serves as Director of Educational Research with Proclaiming Justice to the Nations.

ABOUT LAURIE CARDOZA-MOORE:  Founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), is a globally respected “go to” voice on the frontlines of the battle for the ideological, social, moral and civic mind of America’s next generation.

A home schooling mother of five, her original “wake-up call” on the state of America’s educational system was the discovery of anti-American, anti-Judeo Christian content in her own children’s textbooks.  The revelation of the early seeds of indoctrination of America’s children began her quest in the early 2000s to bring awareness and change through every avenue she could reach: Her home based advocacy in education in Williamson County, Tennessee had profound impact for change that reached national media.   Legislative, media, advocacy and ultimately the development of PJTN programs and documentaries that are now shared globally and educate on a mass level have become her successful vehicles of choice since PJTN was founded by her in 2005—literally born on her kitchen table. 

As a valued advisor to Tennessee state legislators in the review and correction of inaccurate and biased content in curriculum, she has mentored other homeschooling educators on K-12 facilitation of curriculums including an emphasis on civics/social studies geography, history and, language arts.  An avowed and passionate researcher of US Constitution and Civics history, she is also recognized as an expert in Hebraic Biblical history studies after more than 30 years of studies.

In 2019, under her watch, PJTN presented a major “white paper” to the U.S. Department of Education   that was exhaustive in content and call for change.

Through the avenue of PJTN programming--principally the 30-minute television series Focus On Israel  for which she serves as both host and executive producer – Laurie Cardoza-Moore  has reached over 2.6 billion potential viewers on a regular basis through a network of  two dozen TV affiliates and satellite carriers.

Resource online: www.pjtn.org 

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