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Superintendent plans to attend National Security Forum

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From page A3 | February 26, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Kris Corey, superintendent of the Fairfield-Suisun School District, plans to attend the National Security Forum on May 6-8 at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.

A total of 110 civilians are invited each year to participate in the forum and talk with senior military and civilian leaders, Corey’s report to school district trustees states. They’ll take up Corey’s out-of-state travel at their Thursday meeting.

“Since Travis Air Force Base is an important part of our community,” the superintendent wrote, “this conference will provide valuable information and insight in fostering relationships between the district and the military base.”

The cost of the trip is $1,165. Guests are lodged on the base for about $50 to $60 a night.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Brian Bishop said in a letter to Corey that the forum provides “distinguished, hand-selected civilians” to join the event, first held in 1954.

Trustees meet at 6 p.m. in the school district central office, 2490 Hilborn Road, Board Room No. 108, in Fairfield.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

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  • L.February 26, 2014 - 1:44 am

    Gee whiz, she's getting to be as bad as her predecessor. What on earth is a superintendent of a budget-impacted district doing spending that kind of money on a junket that has nothing to do with K-12 education. What business does any K-12 educator have at a National Security forum. Her reasoning as stated in the article is ridiculous. The relationship between a base and an outside K-12 school district has absolutely nothing to do with national security. What a joke.

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  • Mr. SmithFebruary 26, 2014 - 6:07 am

    The reason for attending does seem a little shaky, but nobody can accuse the participants of being quartered and fed in some lavish resort location.

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 26, 2014 - 9:06 am

    Herr mission isn't the furtering or advancement of national security---she's there to promote local governments parasitic role and irresponsible ways.

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  • The MisterFebruary 26, 2014 - 9:37 am

    What possible reason would you want school district superintendents to attend a National Security forum on a military training base? What possible nexus between schools and National Security is there that school administrations need to be trained on? Is it because Travis AFB is nearby? Well, no... because the superintendent of the Travis school district would go to that, not the FSUSD superintendent. Considering "National Security" and the total, un-Constitutional invasion into our personal lives in the name of "National Security" to find out what we do, I can envision that schools will find out from the children what their parents think. Children can be asked or tricked into providing intel on parent's religious beliefs, anti-government beliefs, anti-homosexual beliefs, anti-global warming beliefs, anti-Common Core beliefs, etc. CPS has removed children from the homes of people solely based upon the parent's beliefs. Can you imagine a greater weapon to make you comply than for the government to threaten to take, or to actually take, your children? If "National Security" is about the preservation of the centralized government power structure, then it seems probable that these scenarios would be played out... and training must be done ahead of that to make it work. It really is another scene out of Orwell's 1984.

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  • The MisterFebruary 26, 2014 - 9:38 am

    What possible reason would you want school district superintendents to attend a National Security forum on a military training base? What possible nexus between schools and National Security is there that school administrations need to be trained on? Is it because Travis AFB is nearby? Well, no... because the superintendent of the Travis school district would go to that, not the FSUSD superintendent. Considering "National Security" and the total, un-Constitutional invasion into our personal lives in the name of "National Security" to find out what we do, I can envision that schools will find out from the children what their parents think. Children can be asked or tricked into providing intel on parent's religious beliefs, anti-government beliefs, anti-hom0sexual beliefs, anti-global warming beliefs, anti-Common Core beliefs, etc. CPS has removed children from the homes of people solely based upon the parent's beliefs. Can you imagine a greater weapon to make you comply than for the government to threaten to take, or to actually take, your children? If "National Security" is about the preservation of the centralized government power structure, then it seems probable that these scenarios would be played out... and training must be done ahead of that to make it work. It really is another scene out of Orwell's 1984.

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  • George Guynn, JrFebruary 26, 2014 - 10:09 am

    Hope there is a big turnout of the public at the board meeting tomorrow to tell the board NO about taking this junket! The Mister, you are so right about we don't need a real life 1984!!!!! If the sup takes the junket, it should be on her own dime!!!!!!

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  • patrickFebruary 26, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    0bama just slashed the military budget. the local school board had best take their spending habits and look at them from the taxpayers standpoint.

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