Documentation for all statements in this article is provided at the conclusion of this post.
Smoking Gun: Conclusions and Recommendations for the Social Studies, Carnegie Corporation, 1934, available at www.americandeception.com.
ABOLISH ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION
KILL S. 1787, the Full Service Community Schools Act Text - S.1787 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Full-Service Community Schools Act of 2015 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
Please take the time to read the entire bill. Take a look at just one requirement spelled out in this totalitarian, unconstitutional piece of legislation:
“(B) A needs assessment that identifies the academic, physical, social, emotional, health, mental health, and other needs of students, families, and community residents. [COMMUNITY RESIDENTS???] ABCs of DumbDown: The Greatest Christmas Present to America 2014
Call 202-224-3121 and demand that S1787 be killed before it gains traction.
In brief, in the opinion of this writer, the recommendations of Marc Tucker of the Carnegie Corporation included in this article, if carried out, in conjunction with passage of S. 1787 The Full Service Community Schools Act, will spell the end of the United States as we have known it. Here are a few words out of Tucker's mouth:
I propose to greatly strengthen the role of the state education agencies in education governance, at the expense of "local control," and of the federal government. In this plan, school funding would be the responsibility of the state, not the locality, and the distribution of state funds for schools would have nothing to do with the distribution of local property wealth. Thus the governance roles of the local districts, as well as the federal government, would be significantly decreased. Independent citizen governing boards would be eliminated. The line of political accountability would run to mayors and governors through their appointees. At the state level, the governance of the schools, higher education, early child- hood education and youth services would all be closely coordinated through the governance system. Though the role of the federal government would be curtailed, there are some very important national functions that must be served in a modern education system. I propose that a new National Governing Council on Education be established, composed of representatives of the states and of the federal government, to create the appropriate bodies to oversee these functions. [all emphasis added]
The agenda explained in this article is as lethal to our Constitutional rights as any proposal to change our Constitution which might result from a Constitutional Convention of the States aka Article V Convention, presently being called for by conservatives as well as liberals.
Why? All birth to death activities, programs, etc., included under S. 1787 (an education bill), could easily include family planning (abortion) mental health (brainwashing), leisure, land use, gun controls, etc. Once these community education services included in S1787 are transferred from the local level, through Tucker's proposal, to the state government level, to be run by and paid for by the state department of education's unelected council form of government, working with the corporations, it is curtains for America's constitutional form of government.
Tucker's Plan to abolish local control and funding at the local level and and move education to the state level, and S. 1787 (Full Services Community Schools Act) close the circle on dictatorship for the USA...a dictatorship carried out at the state level, in every one of the fifty states. Tucker's Plan is:
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That is why the state departments of education must be abolished.
[Regional government (communism) calls for the above unelected council form of government. It is Tucker's plan; it is the UN Agenda 2030 agenda In September 2015, Agenda 21 Will Be Transformed Into The 2030 Agenda being put into the USA incrementally. It is the final stage of the PPBS plan outlined by Mary Thompson in the article below. Do not fall for it!]
Republican Origins of Outcomes Based Education:
(the international system being implemented today for workforce training and brainwashing for global government (communism)
Isn't it interesting that it was under Republican Presidents that the PPBS/Skinnerian Outcomes Based education was implemented in all schools of the nation:
It was Republican President Richard Nixon who in 1974 appointed T.H. Bell as Commissioner of Education, and President Ronald Reagan who in 1981 appointed T.H. Bell as U.S. Secretary of Education. These two Republican administrations were responsible for the institutionalization of the Skinnerian/Pavlovian PPBS/MBO outcomes-based system, necessary for international workforce training and global government.
Here is some history regarding the outcomes/results/competency/performance-based Skinnerian dog-training system now in place in all state's school systems, something (the method no one is willing to talk about!)
Nationally-known education researcher, Mary Thompson, a couple of years before T.H. Bell took office under President Nixon as U.S. Commissioner of Education (1974), talked about the system since she was aware of the PPBS system and how it would affect American education by implementing a Skinnerian scientific behaviorist system necessary for the Soviet school to work system being implemented across the board in the U.S.A. It was under President Ronald Reagan that Secretary Bell funded the infamous UTAH grant which allowed the Far West Laboratory's William Spady to plan and "implement OBE in all schools of the nation", an unconstitutional act if there ever was one.
Hats off to Mary Thompson!
Be sure to read the following excerpts from Mary's speech before the Santa Clara, California Republican Women's Federation on June 11, 1972. Mary was one of the speakers at the first Exposing the Global Road to Ruin Through Education Conference, held in Dresden, Maine in August, 2012. Her presentation, one of 18 presentations, is also available at www.deliberatedumbingdown.com. You can listen directly to it by clicking on following link:
Mary Thompson-Created Classroom Chaos to Cyber Conditioning Disc 2
Here are excerpts from Mary Thompson's prophetic 1972 speech, taken from the deliberate dumbing down of america, 1999, a free download at www.deliberatedumbingdown.com:
MARY THOMPSON, SECRETARY AND MEMBER OF THE SPEAKERS’ BUREAU OF THE SANTA CLARA, California Republican Women’s Federation, gave a very important speech regarding Planning, Programming, Budgeting Systems (PPBS) on June 11, 1972. Following are key excerpts:
When I was first asked to speak to you about PPBS (Planning, Programming, Budgeting Systems), I inquired whether it was to be addressed to PPBS as applied to education. I shall deal with it at the education level today, however you should remember that PPBS is a tool for implementing the very restructuring of government at all levels in every area of governmental institutions.
What is involved is the use of government agencies to accomplish mass behavioral change in every area....
PPBS is a plan being pushed by Federal and State governments to completely change education....
The accountability involved in PPBS means accountability to the state’s predetermined education goals....
One leader of education innovation (Shelly Umans—Management of Education) has called it "A systematic design for education revolution."...
In a systems management of the education process, the child himself is the product.
Note: the child...his feelings, his values, his behavior, as well as his intellectual development....
PPBS is the culmination of the "people planners" dreams....
Then in 1965 the means for accomplishing the actual restructuring of education was provided in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). President Johnson has said that he considered the ESEA the most significant single piece of legislation of his administration. Recall that it was also the same year of 1965 when the presidential order was given to introduce PPBS throughout the entire federal government. 1965 was the year which unleashed the actual restructuring of governmental processes and formally included education as a legitimate Federal government function....
PPBS is the systems management tool made possible by technology of computer hardware to affect the planned change....
In order to make an explanation of PPBS intelligible, you must also know that education itself has been redefined. Simply put, it has become the objective of education to measure and diagnose the child in order to prescribe a program to develop his feelings and emotions, values and loyalties toward predetermined behavioral objectives.... Drawing it right down to basics, we are talking about conditioned responses in human terms. Pavlov experimented on dogs!...
Taking each element of PPBS will show how the process is accomplished.
Planning phase (please note that the process involved with a systems approach is always described in terms of "phases") always includes the establishment of goals committees, citizens committees, needs assessment committees....
These are referred to as "community involvement." The committees are always either self appointed or chosen—never elected. They always include guidance from some trained "change agents" who may be administrators, curriculum personnel or local citizens. Questionnaires and surveys are used to gather data on how the community "feels" and to test community attitudes. The ingeniousness of the process is that everybody thinks he is having a voice in the direction of public schools.
Not so... for Federal change agencies, specifically regional education centers established by ESEA, influence and essentially determine terminology used in the questionnaires and surveys. The change agents at the district level then function to "identify needs and problems for change" as they have been programmed to identify them at the training sessions sponsored by Federal offices such as our Center for Planning and Evaluation in Santa Clara County. That is why the goals are essentially the same in school districts across the country.
It also explains why three years ago every school district was confronted with the Family Life Education issue at the same time....
Unknowing citizens’ committees are used by the process to generate acceptance of goals already determined. What they don’t realize is that professional change agents are operating in the behaviorist’s framework of thought and Mr. or Mrs. Citizen Parent is operating in his traditional education framework of thought. So, the local change agents are able to facilitate a group to a consensus in support of predetermined goals by using familiar, traditional terms which carry the new behaviorist meanings....
Another name for this process is Participatory Democracy, a term by the way, which was coined by Students for a Democratic Society in their Port Huron Manifesto to identify the process for citizen participation in destruction of their own political institutions....
Richard Farson of Western Behavioral Sciences Institute made a report to the Office of Education in Sacramento in 1967. He said it this way:
The application of systems analysis is aided by several phenomena that would be of help in almost any situation of organizational change. First, it is relatively easier to make big changes than to make small ones—and systems changes are almost always big ones. Because they are big, it is difficult for people to mount resistance to them, for they go beyond the ordinary decision-making, policy-making activities of individual members of an organization. It is far easier to muster argument against a $100 expenditure for partitions than against a complete reorganization of the work flow....
Teachers, you have professional organizations to protect your professional interests. Use them to protect your personal privacy and professional integrity. Encourage organizations of teachers to take positions publicly in opposition to PPBS....
We believe the time has come to establish private schools to keep our children from falling victim to the behaviorists while there is still opportunity to do so.
BE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THE VOUCHER SYSTEM IS LURKING IN THE WINGS TO BRING THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS INTO THE NATIONAL CONTROL [emphasis in original].
The following post relates to my recent interview out of Utah regarding the role of the U.S. Department of Education, Utah officials, and others, in the deliberate dumbing down of America, the implementation of Lifelong Community Education through lifelong community education Text - S.1787 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Full-Service Community Schools Act of 2015 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress and the need to abolish all state departments of education RED ALERT RED ALERT RED ALERT #11
Some history regarding Reagan Secretary of Education T.H. Bell:
The following text is taken from A Performance Accountability System for School Administrators by T.H. Bell (Parker Publishing Co.: New York, 1974). T.H. Bell served as Secretary of Education during President Ronald Reagan’s first term in office, 1981–1985, and also served as Commissioner of Education in the U.S. Office of Education during the Ford Administration. Excerpts from the book follow:
The Need for a Management System Under the pressure of the free-enterprise system and the unremitting demand that large corporations earn profits and pay dividends to stockholders, management efficiency through orientation to results has led to development of management systems such as the one described in this book. Most of the successful corporations in the United States now use annually adopted objectives as a means of focusing the energies and efforts of managers on the attainment of goals that are widely known and broadly accepted. Although the problems of educational management are obviously quite different from those of the private sector, there is much to be learned from industry’s systems approach in gaining more efficiency in educational management. The outcomes are quite similar. (p. 21)
Why Needs Assessments?
As a people, Americans have turned from a preoccupation with production and plenty to a concern for the quality of human life in this nation. We have moved beyond the point where production of the necessities for existence is a concern. We want a rich and meaningful life and we want equality of opportunity for all citizens. Drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, lack of respect for law and order, coping with environmental damage are all problems with which education must be concerned in this new era of social awareness and public concern for the success and happiness of all. These enormous demands call for systematic attention to the performance outcomes of the schools and colleges of the nation. Since we have so many problems and since our resources are limited, it is essential that we look at the performance of our educational institutions and establish a hierarchy of priorities…. We should seek to solve the problems that are causing the greatest amount of difficulty and unrest across the nation. We should seek to solve the problems whose solutions will both stimulate the economy and free the public from the burden of supporting citizens who are unable to support themselves. We must, in short, assess our educational needs before establishing our objectives and setting into action leadership and management plans. (pp. 32–32)
Use of Tests in Needs Assessments
The economic, sociological, psychological and physical aspects of students must be taken into account as we look at their educational needs and accomplishments, and fortunately there are a number of attitude and inventory scales that can be used to assess these admittedly difficult to measure outcomes….
Most of these efforts to manage education try to center in one place an information center that receives reports and makes available to all members of the management team various types of information useful to managers….
School management by objectives demands more use of educational tests and measures (pp. 33–35).
The Student and Staff Personnel Profile
A departmental or school student and staff personnel profile, constructed from needs assessment information, will provide information in greater depth than is typically found in most school or college operations. The characteristics of the student populations being served and the social, economic, racial, and ethnic make-up of the community or neighborhood must be weighed in making assumptions on performance expectations. An objective, expressed in anticipated performance results, must take into account the characteristics of the students, the neighborhood and community. (p. 42)
Many of our current problems of alienation and depersonalization are at least partly traceable to our emphasis in our schools upon giving and getting information and our neglect of the discovery of meaning and humanization. The committee writing the 1962 ASCD Yearbook listed common school practices that have depersonalizing and alienating effects:
The emphasis on fact instead of feelings
The belief that intelligence is fixed and immutable
The continual emphasis upon grades, artificial reasons instead of real ones for learning
Conformity and preoccupation with order and neatness
Authority, support and evidence
Adult concepts considered as the only ones of value
Emphasis on competition
Force, threat and coercion
Wooden rules and regulations
The age-old idea that if it’s hard it’s good for them
Until now we have been schooling to fit a "norm" of society. It’s time to begin thinking of an education for every man. As defined by Carl R. Rogers, "The only man who is educated is the man who has learned how to learn; the man who has learned how to adapt and change; the man who has realized that no knowledge is secure, that only the process of seeking knowledge gives a basis for security." This clearly invalidates our conception of a successful student as one who simply graduates with a degree and a high grade point average—a molded, shaped figure ready to slip away from life and learning into the split-levels and station wagons of suburbia. (p. 161)
[Ed. Note: There is no question in this writer’s mind that this one man bears much of the responsibility for the deliberate dumbing down of our schools. He set the stage for outcome based education through his early support for systems management, management by objectives (MBO), and Planning Programming Budgeting System (PPBS). These systems later evolved into full-blown Total Quality Management/OBE, having gone through the initial stage of Professor Benjamin Bloom’s mastery learning and ending up as William Spady’s transformational OBE. Outcome-based or results/performance/competency-based education requires mastery learning, individualized instruction, systems management, and computer technology. Bell’s earlier
activities in the seventies as U.S. Commissioner of Education—including his role in supporting dumbed-down life role competencies for K–12 (See 1975 Adult Performance Level Study and 1983 Delker article) and Bell’s testimony before Congress in favor of a U.S. Department of Education—should have kept his name off any list of potential nominees presented to President Reagan. Concerns regarding this nomination expressed by Reagan supporters were proven well founded when Bell, in 1984, funded William Spady’s infamous Utah OBE grant which promised to (and did) put OBE "in all schools of the nation"; spearheaded the technology initiative in the 1980s; predicted that schools would be bookless by the year 2000; recommended that all students have computers; and fired Edward Curran, the Director of the National Institute of Education, when Curran recommended to President Reagan that Curran’s office, the NIE, be abolished. According to a former member of the Utah Education Association, who was a close associate of Bell’s in the early 1970s, if the Senate Committee that confirmed T.H. Bell as Secretary of Education had read Bell’s A Performance Accountability System for School Administrators, it is unlikely Bell would have been confirmed.]
And we wonder why Americans are dumbed down and have had most of their Christian values destroyed?
There is no way to cure the communist curse on this nation without understanding the who, why, when, where, and how of the unconstitutional activities perpetrated by the U.S. Office of Education, U.S. Department of Education and the state departments of education which receive up to 80 percent of their operating budgets from the U.S. Dept. of Education.
THE STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION MUST BE ABOLISHED. PRE-1965 ACADEMIC EDUCATION (BEFORE EDUCATION WAS REDEFINED TO MEAN BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION) MUST BE RESTORED THROUGH RETURNING ALL FUNDING AND DECISION MAKING TO LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS AND THE LOCAL PROPERTY TAX.
IT IS UP TO EACH AND EVERY ONE READING THIS ARTICLE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
The following information underscores the importance of this blog's call to defeat ALL ESEA Reauthorization legislation. In case you think that this debate is just simply about "education" or only concerning "Common Core," the following paper by Marc Tucker should dispel that myth. He has written an article "Governing American EducationWhy This Dry Subject May Hold the Key to Advances in American Education."
Tucker is calling for a total restructuring of America's form
of government. This is the BIG PLAN for education reform -- coming from the Left and the Right. This PLAN will replace representative government with non-elected councils that are unaccountable to taxpayers, parents, voters and citizens. Previously we wrote about Reed Hastings of Netflix and his similar call for a total elimination of local school boards ("Charters Kill True Choice"). We also wrote about the New Orleans "governance" experiment ("The Deliberate Dumbing Down of the Village")
Marc Tucker (of Carnegie's National Center on Education and the Economy -- see ("Marc Tucker Dear Hillary Letter") has finally come out of his box... and expects Americans to go along with his unconstitutional recommendations which dovetail with the call for tax-funded school choice/charter school proposals found in all ESEA Reauthorization legislation this blog has been going up against for the past three months and, will implement the most recent legislation S1787, Full Service Community Schools, which, if passed, will move all services (computer data collection on all Americans birth-death, health, mental health, labor, school to work, transportation, housing, leisure (recreation),etc. to the state level as well, since they come under the community education umbrella, run by unelected council!
CALL FOR ABOLISHING YOUR STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION BEFORE CARNEGIE'S MARC TUCKER IS ABLE TO LAUNCH HIS AND CARNEGIE CORPORATION'S LONG SOUGHT-AFTER DESTRUCTION OF LOCAL CONTROL AND FUNDING IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT CARNEGIE'S LONG-PLANNED 1934 AGENDA TO USE THE SCHOOLS TO CHANGE THE UNITED STATES CAPITALIST ECONOMIC SYSTEM TO A SOCIALIST PLANNED ECONOMY (THE INTERNATIONAL WORKFORCE TRAINING SYSTEM BEING IMPLEMENTED IN ALL STATES AS I WRITE!)
For proof of Carnegie's 1934 plan, go to www.americandeception.com and type "Conclusions" into search engine where you can read Carnegie Corporation's 1934 book entitled "Conclusions and Recommendations for the Social Studies."
Don't forget that the President of the Carnegie Corporation, David Hamburg, signed the extensive education agreement with the Soviet Academy of Science in 1985 at the same time President Reagan signed the extensive agreements with USSR President Gorbachev to merge the two nations' education systems. Soviets in the Classroom... America's Latest Education Fad
Please click on the following links which prove TREASON against the United States as we have known it!
Be sure to read 34-year professional public school educator's latest book related to the accountability system discussed in this post.
A retired educator of 34 years, A. Patrick Huff, Ph.D. saw firsthand the domination of testing in today’s public schools. This together with the unrealistic mandates of No Child Left Behind law led him to write The Takeover of Public Education in America: The Agenda to Control Information and Knowledge Through the Accountability System, a look back into the history of how the system developed into what we have today and peels the curtain back to reveal what is crippling the schools across the country.
The Takeover of Public Education in America
Also click on Dr. Huff's important videotaped presentation at the first Exposing the Global Road to Ruin through Education conference in 2012.
Patrick Huff: The Prison of the Accountability System - Disc 2
ABCs of DumbDown: The Smoking Gun!
ABCs of DumbDown: THE PLAN: CRADLE TO GRAVE
ABCs of DumbDown: The Greatest Christmas Present to America 2014
ABCs of DumbDown: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
ABCs of DumbDown: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of the Village
ABCs of DumbDown: "Birds of a Feather Flock Together"
ABCs of DumbDown: "Community Education"
ABCs of DumbDown: Community Education & UN Agenda 21
"Governing American EducationWhy This Dry Subject May Hold the Key to Advances in American Education."
Text - S.1787 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Full-Service Community Schools Act of 2015 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” Marcus Tullius Cicero