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Friday, December 14, 2012

Enhanced ReCast - DDD 5 - Deliberate Dumbing Down series

Part 5 - Edu-Gate and G-8 Education, originally aired July 17, 2006.  This seven-part series of interviews with Charlotte Iserbyt focuses on the intentional decline of public education in the United States.  Find more Enhanced ReCasts at mediamodepresents.blogspot.com.

Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America's classrooms.  

You can find a wealth of downloadable information at her web sites, deliberatedumbingdown.com and americandeception.com.

You can now listen to the episode right from this page!  You can't use the chapter headings as bookmarks yet but hey, at least you can refer to them as you listen.  You'll still need to download the m4a version at the link below and use either Itunes or VLC to utilize those.  Enjoy!  Audio tagged by mediamode, December 2012.

Chapter headings for this episode:

Music and Intro

If there's one thing you need to know.....


What happened at the G-8 meeting?

Now let me get this straight....public-private partnerships are....

Is this the kind of democracy you want?

The 1985 U.S. - Soviet education agreement

Outro and Music - Steely Dan "My Old School"

Books/information discussed in this episode:

 Norman Dodd, chief investigator for the 1953 Reece Committee

PDF of Dodd's 1954 Report to the Reece Committee on Foundations

Foundations: Their Power and Influenceby Rene A. Wormser

PDF of Maureen Heaton's manuscript "The Impossible Dream"

PDF of Sidney Simon's Values Clarification Approach

PDF of Bella V. Dodd's School of Darkness: The record of a life and of a conflict between two faiths

Wiki information about Education For All

Read about Outcome-Based Education ("OBE")

Read about William Bennett's home school program, K12

Wiki for Pres. George W. Bush's "New Freedom Commission on Mental Health" Initiative

All Our Children Learning by Benjamin Bloom

PDF of UNESCO's bio of Benjamin Bloom

Excerpts from Education Secretary Margaret Spelling's remarks at the closing session of the G-8 Education Ministerial

Possible audio recording of Alger Hiss' 1945 speech to the World Health Organization

International Baccalaureate Program

Read this description of The New Model Me

The New Model Meby John R. Rowe

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