Are children deliberately 'dumbed down' in school? Geoff Metcalf interviews former U. Most parents want their children to receive a quality education.
If a child can read, write and compute at a reasonably proficient level, he will be able to do just about anything he wishes, enabling him to control his destiny to the extent that God allows remain free.
Providing such basic educational proficiencies is not and should not be an expensive proposition. Since most Americans believe the second premise - that providing basic educational proficiencies is not and should not be an expensive proposition - it becomes obvious that it is only a radical agenda, the purpose of which is to change values and attitudes brainwashthat is the costly agenda.
In other words, brainwashing by our schools and universities is what is bankrupting our nation and our children's minds. In there were If one adds the cost of higher education to this figure, one arrives at a total budget per year of over half a trillion dollars.
The sorry result of such an incredibly large expenditure - the performance of American students - is discussed on page 12 of "Pursuing Excellence - A Study of U. Achievement of Students, Key Points: There are many talented and respected researchers and activists who have carefully documented the "weird" activities which have taken place "in the name of education.
Parents have been told for over thirty years, "You're the only parent who has ever complained. Documentation, when presented, has been ignored and called incomplete. The classic response by the education establishment has been, "You're taking that out of context!
Upon delivery of such proof, "resisters" are consistently met with the "shoot the messenger" stonewalling response by teachers, school boards, superintendents, state and local officials, as well as the supposedly objective institutions of academia and the press. This resister's book, or collection of research in book form, was put together primarily to satisfy my own need to see the various components which led to the dumbing down of the United States of America assembled in chronological order - in writing.
Even I, who had observed these weird activities taking place at all levels of government, was reluctant to accept a malicious intent behind each individual, chronological activity or innovation, unless I could connect it with other, similar activities taking place at other times.
This bookwhich makes such connections, has provided for me a much - needed sense of closure. The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America is also a book for my children, grandchildren, and great - grandchildren.
I want them to know that there were thousands of Americans who may not have died or been shot at in overseas wars, but were shot at in small - town 'wars' at school board meetings, at state legislative hearings on education, and, most importantly, in the media.
I want my progeny to know that whatever intellectual and spiritual freedoms to which they may still lay claim were fought for - are a result of - the courageous work of incredible people who dared to tell the truth against all odds. People 'trained' - not educated - by such educational techniques will be fearful of taking principled, sometimes controversial, stands when called for because these people will have been programmed to speak up only if a positive reward or response is forthcoming.
The price of freedom has often been paid with pain and loneliness. In when I returned to the United States after living in the West Indies for three years, I was shocked to find public education had become a warm, fuzzy, soft, mushy, touchy - feely experience, where its purpose had become socialization, not learning.
From that time on, and with the advantage of having two young sons in the public schools, I became involved as a member of a philosophy committee for a school, as an elected school board member, as co-founder of Guardians of Education for Maine GEMand finally as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement OERI in the U.
Department of Education during President Ronald Reagan's first term of office. OERI was, and is, the office from which all the controversial national and international educational restructuring has emanated.
Those ten years - changed my life. As an American who had spent many years working abroad, I had experienced traveling in and living in socialist countries.
When I returned to the United States I realized that America's transition from a sovereign constitutional republic to a socialist democracy would not come about through warfare bullets and tanks but through the implementation and installation of the "system" in all areas of government - federal, state and local.
The brainwashing for acceptance of the "system's" control would take place in the school - through indoctrination and the use of behavior modification, which comes under so many labels, the most recent labels being Outcome-Based Education, Skinnerian Mastery Learning or Direct Instruction.
In the seventies I and many others waged the war against values clarification, which was later renamed "critical thinking," which regardless of the label - and there are bound to be many more labels on the horizon - is nothing but pure, unadulterated destruction of absolute values of right and wrong upon which stable and free societies depend and upon which our nation was founded.
In I started this long journey into becoming a "resister," placing the first incriminating piece of paper in my "education" files. That first piece of paper was a purple ditto sheet entitled "All About Me," next to which was a smiley face.
It was an open-ended questionnaire beginning with: The questions were highly personal; so much so that they encouraged my son to lie, since he didn't want to "spill the beans" about his mother, father and brother.
The purpose of such a questionnaire was to find out the student's state of mind, how he felt, what he liked and disliked, and what his values were. With this knowledge it would be easier for the government school to modify his values and behavior at will - without, of course, the student's knowledge or parents' consent.
That was just the beginning.
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