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|NUMBER 169||THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS||FEBRUARY 2000|
Deliberately Dumbing Us Down|
By Sam Blumenfeld
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt's new book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, is one of the most important publishing events in the annals of American education in the last hundred years.
Iserbyt has done what no one else wanted or could do. She has put together the most formidable and practical compilation of documentation describing the well-planned "deliberate dumbing down" of American children by their education system. Anyone who has had any lingering hope that what the educators have been doing is a result of error, accident, or stupidity 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.
Iserbyt decided to compile this book because, as a "resister" to what is going on in American education, she was constantly told that she was taking things out of context. The book, she writes, "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."
And that is what this book does. It connects educators, social engineers, planners, government grants, federal and state agencies, billion-dollar foundations, think tanks, universities, research projects, policy organizations, etc., showing how they have worked together to advance an agenda that will change America from a free republic to a socialist state.
What is so mind boggling is that all of this is being financed by the American people themselves through their own taxes!
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 any lie the experts tell them.
It was during Iserbyt's tenure in the Department of Education in Washington, D.C., where she had access to the grant proposals from change agents, that she came to the conclusion that what was happening in American education was the result of a concerted effort on the part of numerous individuals and organizations - a globalist elite - to bring about permanent changes in America's body politic.
Therefore, getting this book into the hands of thousands of Americans ought to be a major project for lovers of liberty in the year 2000. It will do more to defeat the change agents than anything else I can think of.
(This review is excerpted from worldnetdaily.com, 12-02-99. Also see Education Reporter, Nov. 1999.) To order The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, contact 3D Research Company, 207/442-0543, fax 207/442-0551.