The Federal Government’s $16 Billion Education Scam

scamalertbigFreedom Outpost – by Karen Schroeder

The federal government is planning to spend another 16 billion dollars to implement programs that are basically the same as those paid for during the 1950s. Many legislators, parents, and taxpayers have been given the false impression that Common Core State Standards and the International Baccalaureate programs will reform and improve education. However, these two newest educational policies are an extension of old policies that created weaknesses in the American educational system and destroyed its international reputation for excellence.  

During the 1950s, educational expert Benjamin S. Bloom claimed in his Handbook I: Cognitive Domain that educators are to influence “the ways in which individuals are to act, think, or feel.” Bloom’s Handbooks explain that the goal of education is to control “much of the individual’s behavior” and to integrate “beliefs, ideas, and attitudes into a total philosophy or world view.” Academics became secondary.

In the 1960s, B.F. Skinner incorporated operant conditioning methods with the Bloom taxonomy and tried to involve these philosophies in all phases of education. When the program (behavior modification) was rejected by teachers and parents, progressives simply changed the name to Behavioral Objectives and increased an emphasis on altering the social and political values of American students. International Baccalaureate and Common Core State Standards also share an international mission and standards.

During the early 1970s, California Assemblyman Robert H. Burke noted that the innovations in education lowered standards for high school graduation to those previously required for eighth grade because much time had been spent “educating the whole child.” Those innovations and the “Taxonomy of Educational Objectives” were identified as the culprits undermining academic progress for our children because they changed the focus from academics to emotional pabulum.

How do the educational standards shaped by Bloom in 1956 compare to Common Core State Standards?

According to experts in English and math, the skills as presented in the Common Core curricula are “soft”. What was required by a math program for students in third grade is now delayed until fourth grade! Another lowering of academic standards so schools have more time to focus upon encouraging American students to exchange their Constitution and national sovereignty for membership in a world community.

A Continuum of International Education written by the International Baccalaureate Organization describes their educational goals. Like Bloom and Skinner, CCSS and IB focus on changing the social and political views of students while academics have become secondary.

This IBO document explains that world citizenship needs to begin early through development of an understanding of the nature and value of one’s own culture to create a more compassionate population. Bloom’s goal of developing a “world view” is being aggressively implemented through CCSS and IB to prepare students for social and political change determined by federal standards.

By demanding that those federal dollars spent on education be reallocated to the state, by requiring a return to state autonomy, and by insisting that local control of schools be reinstated, the states would be able to shape the curriculum to meet the academic needs of their students. Taxpayers must commit time and energy to establishing real educational reform.

 

Notes:

Handbook I: Cognitive Domain by Benjamin S. Bloom

Handbook II: Affective Domain by Benjamin S. Bloom

B.F. Skinner: The Man and His Ideas by Richard I. Evans, 1968

www.scribd.com/doc/2171400/18-Index

blogs.edweek.org/…/Controlling-Education-From-the-Top%5B1%5D.pdf • PDF file

http://www.bjupress.com/resources/common-core-standards/index.php

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/about/

http://www.parcconline.org/about-parcc

www.ibo.org/myp/documents/continuum.pdf • PDF file

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

There are hundreds of text books that pose the problems identified in the article. Some used in Wisconsin include but are not limited to:

U.S. History A- Units 1 through 5 by National PASS Center, 2003, distributed by Wisconsin PASS Cooperative Education Service Agency #8

Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, & You by Glencoe McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc, 2010

Mapping Wisconsin History from the Teacher’s Guide ISBN: 978-0-07020-508-8

American Pageant by David M. Kennedy,

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7 thoughts on “The Federal Government’s $16 Billion Education Scam

  1. go to youtube and type in “the deliberate dumbing down of america”…of course all the politicians support education, it indoctrinates the children to be slaves to THEM…Any politician supporting education is a tyrant. Period

  2. The International Baccalaureate Program has its beginning in UNESCO and therefore, is linked to the UN.

  3. This is right out of the “Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” by Charlotte Thomsen Iserbyt.

    The Common Core curriculum is a dumb down curriculum that has failed every single time, yet keeps getting pushed and upgraded in order to dumb down the students even further.

    The IB is nothing but Geo-political indoctrination being ingrained into our children from day one in Pre-K. Trust me, as a former Early Childhood Teacher in Austin, TX, I have seen it all too well. The one principal who’s school I had interviewed for a teaching job said her main goal for the teachers was to “prepare the students to become GLOBAL CITIZENS.” Yes, these were her exact words. I’ll never forget that. Needless to say, I didn’t stay at that school for long at all.

    Our education needs a MAJOR overhaul. Bigtime! Right now the only good education out there is homeschooling. Everything else is throwing money away to scam artists.

  4. This is very complicated web that we are entangled in by design to fool the masses. There are so many players that it seems that the trail of deception is endless. Charlotte is a great source of info. But there are orgs like http://p21.org that is the supplier of tech and other means to implement this program of dumbing down. There is also http://air.org which is a favorite of both Obama and Walker. They use the data collected to create plans for the making of “Global Citizens” Those same plans are used in both schools and prisons. Think that combination is by accident? Spending increases on the police state is 1000% larger than that of education. Yet not one peep from either political party in protest to the increase of tyranny from the enforcers.

    http://www.business.un.org/en/commitments/3202 is a link from the UN that has many links to the fascist/communist plans for global take over of education by world players in the corporate planned economy which is is a blueprint right out of the former Soviet Union.

    School to work is also the 10th communist plank. The critical thinking platform of today is right out of the Frankfurt School and is a globally implemented plan of Marxism.

    Cognitive thinking has been replaced with critical thinking. Sounds good on the surface but has an underlying meaning that is NOT what we have been told to think that it is. Look up “Frankfurt School Critical Thinking”

    If you hear of someone promoting critical thinking, they are promoting the Marxist global planned economy…

    I have too many places to list that is involved, but just what I have listed here will keep you reading for weeks…

    There are many dotUNdotorg sites that spell out the plans of US destruction.
    http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/ is a great example of how education has been hijacked by a global agenda…

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