Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 | Author:

I often spout off about the horrendous state of public schools in our country, and encourage parents to homeschool.  If you’re the teeniest bit interested in why I do this, here’s some excellent background.

I just discovered that The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt is available here as a free e-book.  Published in 1999, it’s an exhaustive, well-documented resource on the history of education in America.  It’s also Barnes & Nobles #1 seller in the “history of education” category.

I’m re-producing the foreword because this book also documents the socialist agenda behind church transformation, health care reform, education reform, and welfare reform – in short, the long-planned  “transformation” of our free society.

It’s an important book.  I encourage you to read it.

Charlotte Iserbyt is to be greatly commended for having put together the most formidable and practical compilation of documentation describing the “deliberate dumbing down” of American children by their education system. Anyone interested in the truth will be shocked by the way American social engineers have systematically gone about destroying the intellect of millions of American children for the purpose of leading the American people into a socialist world government controlled by behavioral and social scientists.

Mrs. Iserbyt has also documented the gradual transformation of our once academically successful education system into one devoted to training children to become compliant human resources to be used by government and industry for their own purposes. This is how fascist-socialist societies train their children to become servants of their government masters. The successful implementation of this new philosophy of education will spell the end of the American dream of individual freedom and opportunity. The government will plan your life for you, and unless you comply with government restrictions and regulations your ability to pursue a career of your own choice will be severely limited.

What is so mind boggling is that all of this is being financed by the American people themselves through their own taxes. In other words, the American people are underwriting the destruction of their own freedom and way of life by lavishly financing through federal grants the very social scientists who are undermining our national sovereignty and preparing our children to become the dumbed-down vassals of the new world order. It reminds one of how the Nazis charged their victims train fare to their own doom.

One of the interesting insights revealed by these documents is how the social engineers use a deliberately created education “crisis” to move their agenda forward by offering radical reforms that are sold to the public as fixing the crisis—which they never do. The new reforms simply set the stage for the next crisis, which provides the pretext for the next move forward. This is the dialectical process at work, a process our behavioral engineers have learned to use very effectively. Its success depends on the ability of the “change agents” to continually deceive the public which tends to believe anything the experts tell them.

And so, our children continue to be at risk in America’s schools. They are at risk academically because of such programs as whole language, mastery learning, direct instruction, Skinnerian operant conditioning, all of which have created huge learning problems that inevitably lead to what is commonly known as Attention Deficit Disorder and the drugging of four million children with the powerful drug Ritalin. Mrs. Iserbyt has dealt extensively with the root causes of immorality in our society and the role of the public schools in the teaching of moral relativism (no right/no wrong ethics). She raises a red flag regarding the current efforts of left-wing liberals and right-wing conservatives (radical center) to come up with a new kid on the block—“common ground” character education—which will, under the microscope, turn out to be the same warmed-over values education alert parent groups have resisted for over fifty years. This is a perfect example of the Hegelian Dialectic at work.

The reader will find in this book a plethora of information that will leave no doubt in the mind of the serious researcher exactly where the American education system is headed. If we wish to stop this juggernaut toward a socialist-fascist system, then we must restore educational freedom to America. Americans forget that the present government education system started as a Prussian import in the 1840’s–’50’s. It was a system built on Hegel’s belief that the state was “God” walking on earth. The only way to restore educational freedom, and put education back into the hands of parents where it belongs, is to get the federal government, with its coercive policies, out of education. The billions of dollars being spent by the federal government to destroy educational freedom must be halted, and that can only bedone by getting American legislators to understand that the American people want to remain a free people, in charge of their own lives and the education of their children.

Note:  If you’re interested in buying the softcover ($20) or the hardcover ($30) versions of this book directly from the author, (these are  half-price discounts that will last only as long as the supply does) send me an email and I’ll give you the particulars.

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4 Responses
  1. jon-paul says:

    I really must give you a magnificent hat-tip for what you’ve done here with your blog…seriously, it is absolutely breathtaking! Btw, is this one of those ‘upgrade’ blogs that WordPress offers?

    I love the design, lay-out, and ease of reading; moreover, your ‘Interesting Stuff’ section is marvelous.

    Okay then…WFW is up if you care to have a look; moreover, the article I’m responding to based on The Deliberate Dumbing Down of Americaby Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt is a steller read that has quite a bit of truth to it.

    Another book almost identical is The Conspiracy of Ignorance by Martin L. Gross addresses many of the same issues as does Ms. Iserbyt, although without the social-facism. It is interesting to note that Gross’ work has a complete chapter with data to support the academic intake after the removal of the 10 Commandments from the classroom. Interesting indeed.

    I have spent most of my life in higher education…about education. Actually The Thinker has innumerous articles as to where the blame lies. WOW! This is getting longer than a post…sorry ;) Cheers!


  2. akagaga says:

    Thanks for the rave review on the blog, Jon-Paul. I looked through a bunch of themes and finally found this one that I just loved. I could put my favorite photo of Blue Mountain in the header, and it has two sidebars to boot. I would never have made it over to my own domain without a great deal of help from Mrs. Mecomber.

    And thanks for recommending another book. I’ll be sure to dig it out. Although I’m not a scholar by any means, sometimes God has me digging deep into a particular topic, and that seems to be the direction I’m headed right now.

    And I’ll be sure to go snoop around your site for more articles.

    Thanks again!

  3. The four hidden dynasties from which Satan operates are Economics, Education, Government, and Religion.

    People look around them today and see that there is something afoot, they are aware that things aren’t right, and yet when you face then with the truth, with why things are going into the tank, they dismiss you as some kind of nut.

    They cannot understand spiritual matters because they are spiritually dead, dry bones. Ezekiel 37.

  4. akagaga says:

    I’ve been dismissed as worse than some kind of nut, AKA, on more than one occasion. I just keep speaking the truth and let God deal with the results.