Speakers

Attorney Deborah G. Stevenson     

Founder and Executive Director – National Home Education Legal Defense, LLC   Organization Link

In addition to operating her foundation, Attorney Stevenson acts as legal advisor to a number of community organizations, including the Connecticut Parental Rights Coalition, Connecticut Against Common Core, and Connecticut Homeschool Network. She has assisted in obtaining several changes to Connecticut laws and agency policies designed to protect the rights of parents, including changes to the Department of Children and Families policy manual and to a statute allowing paraprofessionals to administer epi-pens to children with life-threatening allergies.

 

Hal Shurtleff

Co-Founder – Camp Constitution   Organization Link

Harold “Hal” Shurtleff is the co-founder of Camp Constitution, an all-volunteer association first formed in 2009 in Massachusetts. The camp offers classes and workshops on a number of subjects including U.S. history, the U.S. Constitution, current events, and how to be a freedom activist. Hal serves as the Camp’s director while in session. Throughout the remainder of the year, he operates a radio show, addresses groups both large and small, publishes books and other material, hosts a blog, and manages a YouTube channel and several social media outlets.

 

Brian Camenker

President and Founder – Mass Resistance    Organization Link

Mr. Camenker founded this ‘hardcore’ pro-family activist organization to educate people and help them confront the attacks on the traditional family, children, religion, and society. Founded in 1995, Mass Resistance is based in Massachusetts with supporters and activists in all 50 states of the US, Puerto Rico, and in over a dozen foreign countries.

 

Dr. Sandra Stotsky

Common Core, Student Testing, and Public Education Expert

Dr. Sandra Stotsky is a professor of education emerita at the University of Arkansas, where she held the 21st Century Chair in Teacher Quality. She served as Senior Associate Commissioner (a professional position) at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from 1999-2003, where she was in charge of developing or revising all the state’s K-12 standards, teacher licensure tests, and teacher and administrator licensure regulations. She served on the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from 2006-2010 (a citizen position), on the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, from 2006-2008, and on the Common Core Validation Committee, from 2009-2010. She was one of the five members of the Validation Committee who would not sign off on the standards.

 

Dr. Duke Pesta

Common Core and Homeschooling Expert  Dr. Duke Show

Dr. Duke Pesta, is currently a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and the academic director of FreedomProject Education. He is an engaging and animated speaker, whose experiences as an educational reformer, university professor, high school teacher, and the administrator of an online homeschool curriculum uniquely qualify him to address the current state of education in our country. He speaks at homeschool conventions and educational conferences across the nation on topics including the necessity of homeschooling, the decline of morality and critical thinking in the public schools, and the myriad ways that colleges and universities indoctrinate students.

Christina Marie Bennett 

Pro-life and First Amendment Activist – Speaker’s Link

Christina Bennett writes for a number of pro-life news and analysis blogs including Live Action News, Bound4Life, and her own blog where her faith shines through the events of the day. She is an advocate for women and their children whose lives were otherwise at risk for abortion without intervention.

 

Anne Manusky

Public Education and Student Data Privacy Advocate

Child Abuse in the Classroom CT Organizer

Anne Manusky is an Easton, CT parent, a former school counselor, a former research assistant in mental health, and an advocate for children’s education.  Her research, testimony, and activism focuses on the encroachment of parental choices, testing validity, data and privacy concerns, local control of education, and curriculum review.  She works to expose the true nature of today’s education bureaucracy, sexual and political indoctrination, age-inappropriate standards, and the absolute failure of Common Core and its Smarter Balance Test.

 

Lynne Taylor 

Education Researcher, Writer, Activist – The Common Core Diva

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Working to end the federally enforced Every Student Succeeds Act, Lynne Taylor focuses on mandates that require the application of “abusive psychological techniques on children.”  Also known as “ESSA,”  the law codified President Obama’s entire education agenda into one unconstitutional bill to reinforce Common Core standards. Lynne will discuss how ESSA deploys “social and emotional learning” schemes and funds a broad array of radical and dangerous programs and why this inappropriate deployment of these techniques must be legally confronted and stopped.

 

Pastor Earl C. Wallace

Pastor of Liberty Christian Fellowship Church, Halfmoon, NY, Author, Teacher

 

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Pastor Earl C. Wallace

Pastor Earl is divinely inspired to help other men to seek the rights and freedoms expressed through the Ten Commandments, which America’s Founding Fathers realized are God’s way of saying we each have a right to do as commanded in 1-5, and we each have a right not to have Commandments 6-10 perpetrated against us. This application of Christianity to civic life made America a peaceful and stable society, ripe for the Great Awakening, and saw Christianity spread throughout our land.

Earl has taught “The Biblical Basis of the Bill of Rights” in firehouses, libraries, Bible studies, to radio and YouTube audiences, and at his Liberty Christian Fellowship Church. He uses a “whole passage” method of Bible teaching to ensure God’s full and complete mindset and delving deeper than politically correct topical sermons, to show how all God’s word applies to every aspect of life.

Pastor Earl teaches each summer at Camp Constitution.  He wrote The Three-Dimensional Leader: Negotiating Your Mission, Resources, and Context, which has been endorsed by three other world-renowned “leadership gurus.” Earl has taught 3-D MRC Leadership throughout America, and in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.  He is a husband, father, and musician.★

 

Attorney Gregory Hession

Child and Family Advocate – MassOutrage 

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Attorney Gregory A. Hession J.D., has been asserting the legal rights of families since 1993. His website – MassOutrage.com – is a crisis and survival guide for parents in divorce, paternity, domestic abuse restraining orders or child abuse and neglect case.   Attorney Hession works to expose the dirty tricks used by courts and child protection agencies and how to fight them and win. His work shines a light of the injustice of the family court/juvenile/domestic violence system that more often than not, harms families, takes children from fit parents, bankrupts its victims, takes children for profit, plunders the taxpayers, and fills jails, courts, and the unemployment line.  Attorney Hession illustrates how the system robs persons of their children, rights, dignity, guns, money, and souls.  MassOutrage reveals the terrible inside truths about the seamy underbelly of the legal system.

The breakdown in our family culture is severe and getting worse. The problem is: the system cannot diagnose or fix these problems. It cannot be a substitute family, and provide needed self-restraint, love, diligence, religious training, or suffice for any other human need.   

“To put the world in right order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” – Confucius

 

 

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