In the final episode of this series, Chris Ardern talks with education whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt about the United States' political establishment's involvement in the deliberate dumbing down of Americans. Originally aired January 25, 2012. Charlotte's web sites are deliberatedumbingdown.com and americandeception.com. Tagged by mediamode, January 2013.
Chapter Headings for this episode:
Music and Intro
The real purpose of tax exempt foundations
What did the conservatives do that was so bad?
What's the deal with charter schools, anyway?
Who gave this agenda its big push?
Who hammered it home?
Bloom's Taxonomy and a sad dog story
Raising children to be individuals
Wrap Up and Exit Music - Birdland
Books/Information mentioned in this episode:
Information on Norman Dodd, 1953 chief investigator for the Reece Special Committee on Tax Exempt Foundations (PDF of the report here)
Information on H. Rowan Gaither, Ford Foundation President (1953)
PDF of 1985 Agreement Between US and USSR in all Educational Fields (notice signature page for the date, located on page 28)
PDF of Charlotte's 1985 booklet, Back To Basics Reform
Charlotte's 2010 article "The Death of Free Will," which puts "Conclusions and Recommendations for the Social Studies", funded by the
tax-exempt Carnegie Corporation of New York, published in 1934, into perspective
Charlotte's 2007 article "The Devil's Seven-Pronged Fork"
Information on Values Clarification Curriculum (notice the "party" line parroted)
Information on Back To Basics Curriculum (notice the "party" line parroted again)
Charlotte's 2006 article introducing Maureen Heaton's book The Impossible Dream - see item number 2 - (PDF of it here)
Information on the Delphi Technique
Information on Peter Drucker
Sarah Leslie's article "Dominionism and the Rise of Christian Imperialism," which explains how Peter Drucker's business management philosophy ushered in the right wing's faith-based initiatives (excellent footnotes)
Information on B. F. Skinner, creator of the Skinner Method
Information on outcome-based education
Information on Bloom's Taxonomy
Information on John Dewey
Information on the Council for National Policy
Information on William Bennett, former United States Secretary of Department of Education and founder of "virtual academy" K12
Charlotte's article "The Choice Charade" detailing William Bennett's online charter school, K12
Charlotte's homeschooling curriculum choice for the subject of reading - Alpha-Phonics
Information on Council on Foreign Relations
Information on Alvin Toffler
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