What SEE is up Against
When I was asked to start SEE, an organization dedicated to seeking educational excellence, we knew we had a difficult fight. Crooked politicians raid the treasury for academia, stealing your tax dollars with bond initiatives for education that have no chance of losing. The money spent on education is scandalous, when you consider the results.
Next, the teachers’ unions. They spend millions annually paying politicians to continue the game above. More money for teachers, worse outcomes for students. Standardized testing plays into that game. In fact, it is a billion dollar industry. Government continually mandates these tests be administered annually. However, research consistently proves these tests are ultimately the enemy of education.
Finally, we learn of another player in all of this. A new, much more sinister player.
Chinese military-linked entities, including those behind extensive cyber-attacks and espionage, funneled at least $88 million into U.S. universities over the course of six years, according to a Washington Free Beacon review of federal records.
Some of America’s most prestigious universities have cashed lucrative checks from Chinese institutions. And these institutes of higher learning happily accepted those funds from a government that poses a direct national security threat.
Duke University operates a joint-campus in China with Wuhan University, a public university that repeatedly carried out cyber-attacks on behalf of the Chinese military. Northwestern University and the University of California Irvine have together received more than $4 million in research funding from an entity controlled by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, a Chinese defense contractor that used stolen designs of American F-35 fighters to build planes for the Chinese military.
Institutions controlled by the Chinese government—state-owned enterprises, state-controlled public universities, government-controlled nonprofits, and other sources—collectively donated at least $315 million to American colleges between 2014 and 2019.
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— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 16, 2021
In supporting SEE, I ask the same question candidate Trump asked blacks in pursuing the black vote in 2016: What do you have to lose?!
Regardless of who sits in the Oval Office, the education system gets more corrupt each year. And few organizations see the root of this problem and actually implement strategies to solve the problem.
SEE began just over 2 years ago. Apparently, some believe we should have SOLVED these massive problems. Some organizations have a single event that is our entire annual budget. Yet, SEE is one of the most effective education groups in the country.
We have watched organizations make no traction in the fight in academia, so we chose to go our own way. In doing so, we gained the attention of The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale, and other venerable organizations who agree with our strategy.
OUR RESULTS ARE MEASURABLE AND ALWAYS WILL BE!
In a horrible year for a variety of reasons, SEE made MASSIVE progress pushing OUR agenda in academia.
- We developed a comprehensive strategy to push back against BLM, Critical Race Theory. The project caught the eye of The Heritage Foundation.
- We met with Hillsdale College for the same reason. And we are in discussions about our curriculum.
- We developed a curriculum that has over 1,000 students at almost a dozen schools in 5 states. We expect our curriculum to be in at least 12 states by the end of 2021.
- Over the next few weeks, we will add over 1,000 highly involved parents to our team in 12 states. We will make announcements of other work we have done to advance the cause of education.
- We re-initiated our program to speak at colleges and universities around the country and have multiple locations either booked or pending.
- We have a massive media program that involves Fox News, as well as the new conservative media, due to strong relationships with OAN, Newsmax, and America’s Voice News Network.
- We have plans for multiple virtual sessions to expand the reach of our works.
GIVE TO SUPPORT MEASURABLE RESULTS!
WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT FOREIGN MONEY or be corrupted from our cause.
But we need YOUR help. We need your funding, as well as your network. We need people who are willing to get behind us, to ensure our voices are heard.
We do not compete with other organizations who fight beside us. But we will make the case that we have built a better mouse trap. And we work harder than most groups with a fraction of the funding.
That needs to end. It’s time we pool our resources and take this fight to the next level. Will you stand with us?
We have aggressive plans for expansion, becoming fully national this year. We will also use a provision that allows us to work policy positions as a percentage of our operating budget. Are you ready to become a solution, aimed at solving the education crises?
There is much to be said about investing in education. As Whitney Houston belted out: “I believe the children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.”