Public education – always a hot topic

Across North America major international players are reshaping public education behind the scenes to suit their own self-serving agendas, without regard for the wants of parents and the welfare of their children, and turning teachers into pawns. This video lecture documents how today’s educational system dumbs down kids deliberately, creating people who don’t think or ask any questions, but just follow orders.

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=7398714418354815608&hl=en&fs=true

If you are not up for a video at this moment, go to the website of John Taylor Gatto (http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/index.htm). John Taylor Gatto is one of today’s most interesting writers on education. He has written many articles on the topic and is perhaps most well known for his book, Dumbing Us Down: The Invisible Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling.

As a former New York City and New York State Teacher of the Year, John Taylor Gatto has an “inside the trenches” perspective on education and his criticisms cannot be easily written off. Look into what he has to say about what he has learned about the educational system after more than 30 years of classroom experience. BTW, in his effort to inform as many people as possible, he has made his excellent book about the history of American education free online: http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/underground/index.htm.

the deliberate dumbing down of america – a free pdf

We complain about education, but did you know there was/is a plan for our educational system? Yep, around 1914 there was a change in the objectives of education and the roosters are finally coming home to roost. Don’t think that I am some crackpot mumbling some wild conspiracy, this one is actually very well documented, and if affects us all as either participants or parents of…

Here is the official link to a free pdf of the book “the deliberate dumbing down of america” by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, who served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education. Read this and be educated.

http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/

In case you find a whole book too much, you can read the transcript of a radio interview with her:

http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/pages/reviews3.html

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