|To feel good - even though he can't read,|
write or calculate?
|That's called "Self Esteem."|
|That he should not try to achieve|
excellence because he must stick with the
mediocrity of his class?
|That's called "Outcome-Based Education"|
or "Cooperative Learning."
|That every behavior or lifestyle is acceptable|
and must not be criticized?
|That's called "Diversity" and "Tolerance."
|That America is a bad and oppressive nation?
| That's called "Multiculturalism" or|
"National History Standards."
|To make his own decisions, without adult|
direction, about which kinds of sex and drugs
| That's called "Values Clarification"|
or "Decision Making."
|To criticize his parents' morals and religion as|
| That's called "Critical Thinking."
|To guess at words (instead of sounding them|
out) and skip over words he doesn't know?
|That's called "Whole Language."|
|That it's OK to spell words any way he|
|That's called "Inventive Spelling."
|To look to the school to provide all his|
|That's called "School-Based Clinics."|
|To confide in school counselors instead of in
|That's called "Guidance."|
Train him to be a compliant worker
under supervision - instead of encourage
him to read all he can read, and be
all he can be.
Require him to take a curriculum
that prepares him for jobs selected by
"workforce development boards" -
instead of teaching him basic knowledge and skills such as reading,
writing, history, math, and science.
Dictate his future employment by
using computers and counselors to do
"job matching," usually as early as
Grade him primarily on attitudes,
behaviors, predictions, teamwork, and
"political correctness" instead of on
Define him as a "human resource" to
serve the global economy - instead of
a free citizen who aspires to live the
Issue him a Work Card called a
Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM) or
Smart Card - instead of a high school
To assist those who seek to plan and
manage our national economy (e.g., Robert
Reich, Ira Magaziner, David Rockefeller Jr.,
Marc Tucker) to federalize the public schools
under the joint control of the U.S. Departments
of Labor and Education, in order
to use the schools as training institutions to
serve future workforce needs as predicted by
government officials. Marc Tucker, in his
famous 18-page "Dear Hillary" letter,
described this master plan -
- "to remold the entire American [education] system"
into "a seamless web that literally extends from
cradle to grave and is the same system for every
one," coordinated by "a system of labor market
boards at the local, state and federal levels" where
curriculum and "job matching" will be handled by
counselors "accessing the integrated computer-
But central economic planning is a failure
all over the world and always spells the end
of individual freedom! Americans do not
want their children to be pawns in this giant
and expensive experiment!
Listen for the telltale jargon: School-to-Work, School-to-Careers, Career Awareness, restructuring, performance-based,
outcome-based, cooperative learning, group
grading, teamwork, peer tutoring, job
shadowing, mentoring, job profiles,
portfolios, job site visits.
Watch for the branding of children with
ugly labels that will haunt them all
their lives: "at risk" or "learning disabled."
Remember, labeling children makes more
money available to the school. Labeling
the child means blaming the child for the
Tell your Congressman to get the feds
out of the classroom. Defund School-to-
Work, Goals 2000, and all laws that put
job training or data collection in the
schools, or that bypass elected officials.
Capitol Switchboard: (202) 225-3121.
Tell your State Legislators to repeal all
requirements for School-to-Work and
National Standards. Tell them to sign
letters protesting Congress's bypassing
of State Legislatures.
Teach your child to read so he can't be
dumbed down by the schools. Order
Phyllis Schlafly's Turbo Reader @
$49.95 + shipping, 1-800-700-5228. If
your child has finished first grade, send
for the First Reading Test to find out for
yourself whether your child learned how
to read. Single copy free.
Tell your child not to answer any
questions about feelings, attitudes, sex,
drugs, suicide, social security number, or
what goes on inside your family.
Don't sign any permit for the school to
give your child any medical examination
Report first-hand experiences with
School-to-Work by calling 1-800-736-3202 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distribute this flier widely. $10 per 100
copies. Show your friends the video
Crisis in the Classroom.
|The Phyllis Schlafly Report, 50 cents each,
$10 per 100 copies.
Crisis in the Classroom, Eagle Forum's
powerful video documentary, 60 minutes,
Education Reporter, monthly newspaper,
subscription: $25 a year.
Child Abuse in the Classroom, Phyllis
Schlafly's best-selling book, $8.
Conference on Goals 2000, Feb. 12, 1997,
Washington, DC, 15 speakers, 5 hours.
3 videos: $60; 6 audios: $40.
School-to- Work Opportunities Act
Goals 2000: Educate America Act
Ask your Congressman for copies of
these two 1994 laws or download them to
your computer from the U.S. Department
of Education at: http://www.ed.gov
P.O. Box 618
Alton, Illinois 62002
(618) 462-5415 Fax: (618) 462-8909
Extra copies available:
50 cents each; 30 copies $5; 100 copies $10.