MAY YOU BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
WHILE YOU READ THIS PAGE
SO IT WAKES YOU UP
TO WHAT IS WRONG
WITH OUR EDUCATION IN AMERICA
Dee Finney's blog
start date July 20, 2011
Today's date January 29, 2012
TOPIC: THE DELIBERATE DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA - WE HAVE TO STOP IT FROM HAPPENING
Yesterday, I heard a mind-blowing interview of Charlotte Iserbyt on
the Veritas Radio show, and then went to her website:
http://deliberatedumbingdown.com/ Her e-book and articles are all free.
BE A WAYSEER INSTEAD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZJoCfgAEuE
I downloaded all her free e-books and articles, and ten went to youtube.com to hear more: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Charlotte+Thomson+Iserbyt&oq=Charlotte+Thomson+Iserbyt&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=11018l11018l0l17799l1l1l0l0l0l0l315l315l3-1l1l0
The reason I'm so passionate about education is because my Father didn't allow me to have one. At age 13, he told me I wasn't going to be allowed to go to college because girls only went to college to meet a man and get married. To ensure that I didn't go to college, he deliberately refused to approve me of taking courses in high school that would get me into college. He wanted to make sure I could get a job when I graduated high school and demanded that I be working at a full time job the day after I graduated. So, that being 1956, that's exactly what I did.
That didn't stop me from getting married and having children, but I made sure that my own children got the education they wanted and deserved.
When my children were all in school, I started college myself and went to Alverno Women's College in Milwaukee. After I started working, I also took advantage of the educational opportunities that came along so I could get educated in business courses as well.
On top of that, I've always gone to the library and bought books of my own, collected books at the Good Will and Salvation Army stores to save money where I could and become self-educated,
Now that we have home computers we can learn anything we want from the internet, and even get a college degree on line even if we can't afford the time or money. There is no reason we can't get an education these days, and there shouldn't be.
Now that I've heard Charlotte Iserbyt and know that America is being dumbed down on purpose, it really makes me angry and I have to d whatever I can to join her and stop what is happening.
this isn't the first time I've heard that term I have to admit. Forty years ago, when I listened to the radio station in Milwaukee, WI, they were talking about the dumbing down of America even then. At the time I was still raising my kids and getting my own education so it didn't impact me as strongly as it does now.
I heard recently that they don't want to teach kids cursive writing anymore. I can remember how proud I was to have clear handwriting when I was young. I practiced it to make sure it was.
Unfortunately, in my elder years, my handwritng isn't as good as it used to be. When I write, my thoughts come out so fast, my words are disjointed and so quick, that I have a hard time reading my own writing, so I tend to type even personal letters, as well as pages like you see in front of you.
This is a topic I will never stop promoting.
To that end, I've done other pages regarding this:
Jan. 7, 2012
ALL ABOUT BACON
Dec. 9, 2011
BOOK OF RULES
DEC 10, 2011
Dec. 27, 2011
BILL OF RIGHTS
BILL S 1867
Oct 31, 2011
MUSIC IN WRONG FREQUENCY
Nov. 21, 2011
On April 3rd, 1965 legendary radio host Paul Harvey issued a warning to America. In this warning, he detailed what he thought the devil should do if the devil wanted to keep destroying the United States. Sadly, the truth is that most of this stuff has come to pass. What Paul Harvey saw for America's future back in 1965 if the devil had his way was eerily accurate. Please share this with as many people as you can....
If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States.
I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.”
To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”.
In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct.
And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington” . . .
If I were the devil, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull an uninteresting. I’d threaten T.V. with dirtier movies and vice versa.
And then, if I were the devil, I’d get organized. I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing and less work, because idle hands usually work for me.
I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. And I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.
If I were the devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild. I would designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts in the land and I would get preachers to say “she’s right.”
With flattery and promises of power, I could get the courts to rule what I construe as against God and in favor of pornography, and thus, I would evict God from the courthouse, and then from the school house, and then from the houses of Congress and then, in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and I would deify science because that way men would become smart enough to create super weapons, but not wise enough to control them.
If I were Satan, I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg and the
of Christmas a bottle. If I were the devil, I would take from those
who have and I would give to those who wanted, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And then, my police state would force everybody back to work. Then, I could separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines, and objectors in slave camps.
In other words, if I were Satan,
I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.
Paul Harvey, Good Day.
Unfortunately, the truth is that the decay of America is going to get a lot worse. As we continue to turn away from God this country is going to become a nightmarish place in which to live.
So what do all of you think about Paul Harvey's warning to America?
local control needed
Truth in American Education (TAE) shines a beacon of light directly on the government’s behind-the-scenes efforts to drastically alter American education. As taxpayers, parents and concerned citizens, we believe that proper respect for the American people requires that major educational changes be subject to an open and public discussion prior to approval and implementation, not the other way around.
In particular, TAE focuses on the interrelated system of national standards, national curriculum and national testing connected to Washington’s Race to the Top (RTTT) program, although both the RTTT program and the proposed reauthorization of the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, whose most recent reauthorization appeared as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, also presented historic changes in public education. The top-down mandates and billions of dollars spent according to the NCLB Act did little to benefit improved education results for all students.
Americans rightly have voiced these concerns that we address:
Truth in American Education provides information to parents, taxpayers, school board members, educators and legislators who are concerned about these issues. At the heart of it, the disposition of these issues will determine whether the federal government and elite, special interest groups have the right to form the hearts and minds of children and whether we will reject, or affirm, the concepts laid down by our founding principles.
Current information about the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), CCSSI-related assessments, RTTT, privacy issues, state longitudinal data systems (SLDS), and the ESEA is provided for individuals and organizations to understand and to take action on behalf of our students.
The CCSSI is a major connecting thread tying the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), CCSS assessments, RTTT, SLDS, and ESEA together. The assessments developed by two non-public entities, the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), will assess the CCSS. PARCC and SBAC are funded with RTTT grant funds. RTTT criteria called for states to adopt common standards and implement longitudinal data systems. Student assessment data will be included in the state longitudinal data systems (SLDS). The reauthorization of ESEA/NCLB, A Blueprint for Reform, promotes the adoption of common standards and will require SLDS.
This four-minute video produced by the Heritage Foundation does an excellent job of highlighting loss of local control and other issues related to adoption of the CCSS
Have you ever wondered what all those college students are actually learning? Well, according to one shocking new study, they are apparently not learning much at all. According to very extensive research detailed in a new book entitled "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses", 45 percent of U.S. college students exhibit "no significant gains in learning" after two years in college. For many Americans, a statistic like that comes as a complete shock, but for anyone that has spent much time in or around U.S. colleges lately this should not come as much of a surprise. This new research also found that today's students spend approximately 50% less time studying than U.S. college students did just a few decades ago. What this research shows is what many of us have known for a long time - that the quality of college education in the United States today is a complete and total joke.
The following are a few more of the shocking results from this study....
*35% of U.S. college students spend 5 hours or less studying per week.
*50% of U.S. college students have never taken a class where they had to write more than 20 pages.
*32% of U.S. college students have never taken a class where they had to read more than 40 pages in a week.
So what in the world are all of these college students doing all day long?
Well, according to the study, U.S. college students spend 24% of their time sleeping and 51% of their time socializing.
Oh, and they spend about 7% of their time studying.
Personally, I have had the chance to spend quite a few years on college campuses. In a previous article, I described what life is like for most "average students" enrolled in our colleges and universities today....
The vast majority of college students in America spend two to four hours a day in the classroom and maybe an hour or two outside the classroom studying. The remainder of the time these "students" are out drinking beer, partying, chasing after sex partners, going to sporting events, playing video games, hanging out with friends, chatting on Facebook or getting into trouble. When they say that college is the most fun that most people will ever have in their lives they mean it. It is basically one huge party.
So with all of this free time shouldn't all of these students be able to pass their courses and graduate on time?
Well, perhaps they should, but it just isn't happening.
Federal statistics reveal that only 36 percent of the full-time students who began college in 2001 received a bachelor's degree within four years.
All of the college educators that are reading this should be ashamed.
Not that there aren't some really good college educators out there. But this should be a wake up call that massive reform is needed.
Most of the "real learning" that is taking place on college campuses actually occurs in graduate programs.
Sadly, many of these graduate programs are now dominated by foreigners.
In fact, close to half of all the graduate science students enrolled at colleges and universities in the United States are now foreigners.
Something is very, very wrong.
But should we be surprised that the quality of education at our colleges and universities has gone down so much when the quality of education at every level leading up to college is also declining?
Once upon a time, the United States had the best schools in the world, but according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Program for International Student Assessment, the United States is now just in the middle of the pack.
Have you seen our high schools lately? In some areas they are quite good, but in many other areas large numbers of students are graduating from high school barely being able to read.
So if college is not really about "education" these days, then what is it really all about?
Well, it is about making huge amounts of money.
College tuition continues to spiral out of control. Since 1982, the cost of medical care in the United States has gone up over 200%, which is horrific, but that is nothing compared to the cost of college tuition which has gone up by more than 400%.
To point out how ridiculous tuition bills have become, one college student named Nic Ramos recently packed a 33-pound duffle bag full of $1 bills and used it to pay his college tuition for one semester. Needless to say, $14,300 in one dollar bills was not easy to put together. Just check out the video posted below....
Unfortunately, money does not grow on trees, so these massive tuition bills are leaving many of our young people with huge debt loads as they graduate from college.
On average, college students that graduated in 2009 left school with an average of $24,000 in student loan debt. In fact, approximately two-thirds of all college students in the United States now graduate with student loans.
So is it all worth it?
Well, it depends who you ask.
Many of our new college graduates are having a really hard time finding jobs.
According to the Project on Student Debt, unemployment for new college graduates stood at 8.7 percent in 2009, which was way up from 5.8 percent in 2008.
But even those that do find jobs are being forced to take jobs that they don't even need college educations for. The "underemployment rate" among college students has risen dramatically in recent years.
In 1992, there were 5.1 million "underemployed" college graduates in the United States. In 2008, there were 17 million "underemployed" college graduates in the United States.
Many of our brightest young minds are now flipping burgers or are welcoming people to Wal-Mart.
In fact, in the United States today 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees.
Meanwhile, a lot of these young Americans are absolutely drowning in debt. Americans now owe more than $875 billion on student loans, which is more than the total amount that Americans owe on their credit cards.
So how are these young people making it?
Well, they are moving back in with Mommy and Daddy of course.
According to a recent survey by Twentysomething Inc., a staggering 85 percent of college seniors planned to move back home after graduation last May.
What a great "education" system we have, eh?
So what do you think about the state of college education in the United States today? Please feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below....
Education: OBE (Outcome-Based Education), NEA (National Education Association), educational psychology, German psychology & influences, demise of public education, educational sabotage, Wundt, Pavlov, Dewey, Skinner, Watson
The Leipzig Connection by Paolo Lionni - the complete book with more details & facts about the scam known as modern education and psychology.
Pavlov's Children: A Study of Performance-Outcome-Based Education by Ann Wilson
Why Johnny Can't Read: And What You Can Do About It by Rudolph Flesch
NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education by Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
Separating School & State: How to Liberate America's Families by Sheldon Richman
Educating for the New World Order by Bev Eakman
Cloning of the American Mind: Eradicating Morality through Education by Beverly Eakman
The Teachers' Unions: How the NEA and AFT Sabotage Reform and Hold Students, Parents, Teachers, and Taxpayers Hostage to Bureaucracyer by Myron Lieberman
The Whole Language/OBE Fraud: The Shocking Story of How America Is Being Dumbed Down by Its Own Education System by Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Outcome Based Education: The State's Assault on Our Children's Values by Peg Luksik
Outcome Based Education: Understanding the Truth About Education Reform by Ron Sunseri
Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why America's Children Feel Good About Themselves but Can't Read, Write, or Add by Charles J. Sykes
Profscam: Professors and the Demise of Higher Education - by Charles J. Sykes
Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus - by Dinesh D'Souza
Inside American Education : The Decline, the Deception, the Dogmas - by Thomas Sowell
Conflict of Interests : The Politics of American Education - by Joel Spring
The following books are written by members of the education or psychology establishment. They are generally "logical" within the framework of their own (generally unexamined or incorrect) basic assumptions, but the conclusions and results of applying their methods are largely disastrous. B. F.Skinner raised his daughter in a "Skinner Box" (a large rat box...) - she committed suicide at age 21. So much for B.F. Skinner's methods! Read them with a very careful eye!
Dewey On Education - by John Dewey
Democracy and Education - by John Dewey
The School and Society - by John Dewey
Experience and Education - by John Dewey
About Behaviorism - by B. F. Skinner
Beyond Freedom and Dignity - by B. F. Skinner
Behaviorism - by John Watson
Say NO To Psychiatry! never tell a psychiatrist anything - they will make you think you are crazier
than you ever thought you were before you went there.
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