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« on: October 05, 2004, 04:30:19 pm »

The Deliberate Dumbing down of America - Back to Basics Reform - Free PDF book download

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Due to an increase in requests for my 1985 booklet Back to Basics

Reform Or...OBE *Skinnerian International Curriculum? (48 pages),

which is now out-of-print, the author has decided to make the booklet

available free on this website. This will enable the reader to

understand how the long-planned controversial restructuring of

education from academics to workforce training, necessary for the

planned global economy and United States participation in a socialist

world government, was finalized between 1980 and the present time, and

to take action to put a stop to education restructuring.

Although the 150-year history of this unconstitutional agenda is

documented in the deliberate dumbing down of america...A Chronological

Paper Trail, 1999, Back to Basics Reform Or...... lets the reader

peek into the laboratory of the change agents at the U.S. Department of

Education in the early eighties, when and where the author worked as a

Senior Policy Advisor, with access to confidential planning. The

author was fired for leaking a very important document to the press.

However, since she knew she would get fired for doing so, she managed

to remove all the incriminating documents from her office prior to

leaking the one most important document. Much of the information

gleaned from these purloined documents is found in "Back to Basics

Reform Or...".

The period about which the author writes was the period during which

the Pavlovian/Skinnerian Outcomes Based Education was institutionalized

for all students, not just the minorities who had been victimized by

the federally-funded method since the mid-sixties. When the

Skinnerian/Pavlovian method necessary for work force training...mastery

learning/direct instruction, OBE... "worked" (dumbed down the

minorities), obviously through no fault of their own, it was decided to

use this "successful" method on all American children, which is what we

see happening today through Goals 2000, The School to Work

Opportunities Act, and most recently, The No Child Left Behind Act

which mandates the use of scientific research based reading instruction

which is based on the animal training methods of Pavlov and Skinner.

Once all teachers have been retrained in this method to teach reading,

it can be used for teaching/training in all subjects, but it is

especially well-suited for work force training and

computer-assisted-instruction. It is referred to by knowledgeable

education researchers as " Limited Learning for Lifelong Labor"!

Nationwide distribution of this little booklet could have resulted in

the abolition of the unconstitutional U.S. Department of Education,

something President Reagan had promised the American people during his

campaign for President. This would, of course, have stopped the

controversial education restructuring we see today. However, that

was not to be since the major conservative organizations in our

country, now referred to as neoconservative, successfully boycotted

the booklet, and, although 50,000 copies were sold at the grassroots

level, it is unlikely that more than a few elected officials ever had

the opportunity to read it and act upon its recommendations.

Please use the two versions of this booklet as you wish, but

especially get the booklet into the hands of your elected officials at

the local, state, and federal level. They are the ones you should

lobby for abolishing the unconstitutional Department of Education.

If we want to bring traditional academic education back to the local

level, in the hands of locally elected school boards, teachers, and

parents, and to restore education to its legitimate role in the

creation of upward mobility for our children, i.e. freedom to chose

one's occupation, the U.S. Department of Education, which is in

partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and the United Nations,

MUST be abolished. Abolishing the Department of Education would also

deal an almost lethal blow to the change agents' plans to put us under

the United Nations global economic system. The rats would have to

jump off their sinking ship!

There can be no better time than right now to contact your elected

officials since all Americans, including public school teachers,

administrators, state Governors, school board members, parents,

Congressmen and Senators, etc. are up in arms over the Leave No Child

Behind Act which mandates national testing which obviously calls for a

national curriculum geared only to training our children as human

resources for the global economy!

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2004, 11:40:34 pm »

There's also a book on the very same topic at this site that I may have mentioned once or twice before...
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2004, 01:29:21 am »

Yes. Very good book that-- The Way It Used to Be by John Taylor Gatto

"Our official assumptions about the nature of modern childhood are dead wrong. Children allowed to take responsibility and given a serious part in the larger world are always superior to those merely permitted to play and be passive. At the age of twelve, Admiral Farragut got his first command. I was in fifth grade when I learned of this. Had Farragut gone to my school he would have been in seventh."


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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2004, 02:09:37 am »

And here is a thread from Henrietta Bowman over at Sierra TImes (Oct 5, 2004)
The Mayor is the Problem
The flagpole is the answer
We hung the first one
We can hang another one

The Firesign Theatre - from the album Boom Dot Bust

Dear Government
You are a ass shit.

A note from my younger son when he was 3.

When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me

Round up everybody who can ride a horse or pull a trigger. Let's break out some Winchesters.  - John Wayne (Chisum)


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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2004, 02:33:44 am »

Good link to Henrietta Bowman. Her thread has always been a fine place of thought.

And more from Gatto:

"The 1840 case Mercein v. People produced a stunning opinion by Connecticut's Justice Paige-a strain of radical strong-state faith straight out of Hegel:

The moment a child is born it owes allegiance to the government of the country of its birth, and is entitled to the protection of the government.

As the opinion unrolled, Paige further explained 'with the coming of civil society the father's sovereign power passed to the chief or government of the nation.' A part of this power was then transferred back to both parents for the convenience of the State. But their guardianship was limited to the legal duty of maintenance and education, while absolute sovereignty remained with the State."

So nice of them. It's not half past Claire's time, it's more like 200 years past. As was once said, "Circle the wagons and shoot anything that moves."

Or, as in--

"A state report noted the frequency with which parents coming to retrieve their own children from reform school were met by news their children had been given away to others, through the state's parens patriae power. "We have felt it to be our duty generally to decline giving them up to their parents and have placed as many of them as we could with farmers and mechanics," reads a portion of Public Document 20 for the state of Massachusetts, written in 1864."
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2004, 04:41:31 am »

I downloaded chapters one through eight of Gatto's book some time ago. It's an
excellent read. Unfortunately, each chapter is broken up into several parts so I
started to put them together into individual chapter files (and read along as I got
each chapter done). Then I got interrupted. But, now I've downloaded the rest of the
chapters and have begun again to put them together. Ch's one through five and part of
six are done. I'll gzip them and the rest of the chapters into one file for download
(rather than the 30-40 or so from Gatto's site) and post updates as I finish the
chapter reformatting.

Note: To extract .tar and .tar.gz files on Windows 9x/NT/2000/ME/XP use PowerArchiver
6.1 (freeware) or 7-zip (freeware) or Winzip (commercial).

Download at Gatto-gzip (658KB).
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