Vengeancia (updated Feb. 2015) “Common Core is pure Agenda 21 and a gateway for privatization of the entire school system. It shows a shocking in your face conspiracy by the 50 State governors (National Governor’s Association) and CCSSO to create, copyright, and then sell by legal vote and enforcement Common Core State Standards to each State.
“Most important, it shows how this Common Core scheme cannot be done federally (per the constitution) and therefore must be created by agreement/treaty at the sustainable (agenda 21) state and local level. Finally, it shows the for-profit side where taxpayers will be funding computers and other Education products and services for every student in America – this is the public private partnership model (PPP). All this is happening through non-governmental organizations (NGO) while each local and State government simply rubber stamps.” Read more from Clint Richardson.
Never Forget 9/11 – Countries Around the World Admit to False Flag Terror, here. Kissinger is claimed to have referred pointedly to military men as “dumb, stupid animals to be used” as pawns for foreign policy. More about Henry Kissinger. Check out this video with Frank Zappa. Check out these resources from author and researcher, Steven Wayne Pattison: here, here, here, here.
Featured Activist John Taylor Gatto is a retired American school teacher with nearly 30 years experience in the classroom, and author of several books on education…
“I taught for thirty years in some of the worst schools in Manhattan, and in some of the best, and during that time I became an expert in boredom. Boredom was everywhere in my world, and if you asked the kids, as I often did, why they felt so bored, they always gave the same answers: They said the work was stupid, that it made no sense, that they already knew it. They said they wanted to be doing something real, not just sitting around. They said teachers didn’t seem to know much about their subjects and clearly weren’t interested in learning more. And the kids were right: their teachers were every bit as bored as they were…” Read more about JTG.
Editor’s Note: George Carlin makes excellent points. While I agree that govt. schools are the problem, I’m not an advocate of “school choice,” and vouchers. The problem is that the real owners of this country, the banksters, globalists, etc., make money off the backs of children, the elderly, prisoners, and slave-wage workers via the Strawman. Get rid of the monopoly money. That’s the first step to correct all of the planet’s problems. Read Stating Your Claim.
“A feature-length documentary about our urgent national need for school choice, “The Cartel” shows us our failing educational system like we’ve never seen it before….”
“In this hard-hitting film by reporter and news anchor Bob Bowdon, ‘The Cartel’ exposes the corruption, waste, and intimidation in our nations public schools. Arguing that our public school system wastes billions of dollars each year, while our children learn less and less, ‘The Cartel’ makes a compelling case for far-reaching and immediate reform centered on school choice.”
RADIO LIBERTY “The First interview with Norman Dodd was by Dr Stan Monteith shortly before Mr. Dodd Passed away. He reveals the hidden truth about the Tax Exempt Foundations as chief investigator in The Reece Commitee Report authorized by Congress. This is about The Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Ford Foundations who since the turn of the century have set out to influence and manipulate the education and morals of not only the USA but Countries Globally. Reduced standards of Education and sexual promiscuity of today have their roots in these Foundations. He states that the foundations were very influential in instigating conflicts around the world. “This may be one of the most important videos you will ever see…” Read more.
School Sucks “In my 10+ years of teaching, “school sucks” is perhaps the most common phrase I’ve heard students use to describe their feelings about public education. But this seemingly bitter and reductive slogan is actually quite clever. When taken literally, “school sucks” is perhaps the most accurate and astute synopsis of the system I’ve ever heard. Here’s why…
“The twelve-year process of an American public education has a dramatic effect on the mind of a child. When we first enter school at age six, many of our best personal attributes are already in place. We are curious, innovative, unique, creative and hopeful in ways that we will rarely be able to replicate throughout the rest of our lives. But over time, school sucks those essential attributes out of too many of us…and replaces them with predictability, obedience and apathy.
“The public school system sucks off the productive capacity of hard-working people. The system is coercively funded through taxation. In other words, whether public education succeeds or fails (spoiler alert: it fails) at providing real education to the public, the cost goes up every year. There are no refunds.
QUESTION:EDUCATION OR EXPLOITATION? MANUFACTURING DISSENT…..
This is an article originally written for Tokion Magazine.
“I had actually planned to make the column funny this time, but certain events have led my mind into the turmoil of existential angst. You see, some people have been taking cheap shots at me lately, leading me to do some soul searching. I guess the following explanation is the resultI make a very public body of art using stickers, posters, and stencils. I put these works on the street in order to send some static interference out into the worldÏ€s sea of images and messages. The images I use include historical propaganda, black power, parodies of authority, and tweaks of popular culture icons. WhatÏ€s the point? Well aside from satisfying my compulsive need to produce art, these posters are designed to start a dialogue about imagery absorption. Powerful and seductive images have historically been used for a variety of reasons, some noble, some sinister, some both, depending on subjective interpretation.
“My work uses people, symbols, and people as symbols to deconstruct how powerful visuals and emotionally potent phrases can be used to manipulate and indoctrinate. There is no specific political affiliation behind what I do, only the philosophy “question everything”, which is why I can use Jesse Jackson and Joseph Stalin in the same body of work. I also use the word “Obey” in much of my art as a form of reverse psychology. Though most people wish they were independent, many obediently follow the path of least resistance and are uncomfortable with confronting the word “Obey”. As disconcerting as the word “Obey” may be, when not attached to any further command, it poses no threat beyond forcing the viewer to face their feelings about obedience.”
Read the rest of the article at Shepard Fairey’s site.
John Taylor Gatto released recently his latest book, Weapons of Mass Instruction. Gatto, a former New York State “Teacher of the Year” (1991), is a critic of state education and compulsory schooling in general: “When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.”
“Only then could the necessary training in boredom and bewilderment begin. Such training is necessary to produce dependable consumers and dependent citizens who would always look for a teacher to tell them what to do in later life, even if that teacher was an ad man or television anchor.”
In a recent interview he summarized how he got started as a teacher, why he left the profession, why the current education system is a failure, and offers solutions to the problem.Gatto is not alone in his crusade against compulsory schooling. A few, among the many worth mentioning, are: Grace Llewellyn author of The Teenage Liberation Handbook, sociology professor Stanley Aronowitz author of Against Schooling, environmentalist Derrick Jensen author of Walking on Water, Austrian philosopher Ivan Illich author of Deschooling Society, German philosopher Max Stirner author of The False Principle of our Education, and even Albert Einstein who wrote in his autobiographical notes:
“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wreck and ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. To the contrary, I believe it would be possible to rob even a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness, if it were possible, with the aid of a whip, to force the beast to devour continuously, even when not hungry, especially if the food, handed out under such coercion, were to be selected accordingly.”
Charlotte Iserbyt is the consummate whistleblower! Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America’s classrooms.
Iserbyt is a former school board director in Camden, Maine and was co-founder and research analyst of Guardians of Education for Maine (GEM) from 1978 to 2000.
She has also served in the American Red Cross on Guam and Japan during the Korean War, and in the United States Foreign Service in Belgium and in the Republic of South Africa. Iserbyt is a speaker and writer, best known for her 1985 booklet Back to Basics Reform or OBE: Skinnerian International Curriculum and her 1989 pamphlet Soviets in the Classroom: America’s Latest Education Fad which covered the details of the U.S.-Soviet and Carnegie-Soviet Education Agreements which remain in effect to this day. She is a freelance writer and has had articles published in Human Events, The Washington Times, The Bangor Daily News, and included in the record of Congressional hearings. Here’s a great list of PDFs from Charlotte’s site.