Monday, October 20, 2008

The Chronological History of Public Education

In her book, the deliberate dumbing down of america, Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education, details the:
chronological history of the past 100+ years of education reform. Each chapter takes a period of history and recounts the significant events, including important geopolitical and societal contextual information. Citations from government plans, policy documents, and key writings by leading reformers record the rise of the modern education reform movement. Americans of all ages will welcome this riveting expose of what really happened to what was once the finest education system in the world.

Readers will appreciate the user-friendliness of this chronological history designed for the average reader not just the academician. This book will be used by citizens at public hearings, board meetings, or for easy presentation to elected officials.

Publication of the deliberate dumbing down of america is certain to add fuel to the fire in this nation's phonics wars. Iserbyt provides documentation that Direct Instruction, the latest education reform fad in the classroom, is being institutionalized under the guise of 'traditional' phonics thanks to the passage of the unconstitutional Reading Excellence Act of 1998.
The book is available here as a free download. Take some time to read what has gone on so that you can understand what is going on. At the very least, you will understand what Hooie is saying when she mumbles educatist nonsense.


Anonymous said...

She's a one-world government conspiracy nut. I'm not surprised that you endorse her book. I think your regular readers will find all their conspiracies covered here.

Anonymous said...

anon 12:52
Mrs. Iserbyt has all the documentation anyone would require right there in her book. You must work in what calls itself education to espouse such a view. You are afraid someone will learn the truth.

Anonymous said...

1984 written by Fabian Socialist George Orwell

Orwell explains how O’Brien (Winston’s handler) attempted to twist Winston's (one of the few resisting individualists) mind in order to keep him in ignorance (referred to as "sanity"):

"You are a slow learner, Winston", said O'Brien gently. "How can I help it?" he (Winston) blubbered. "How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four."

"Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane."

But with the help of Stan and some others maybe we can eventually become sane and will see that 2+2=5 or 3 or whatever our rulers tell us it equals.

Jim Fedako said...

12:52 --

Thanks for the confirming that Iserbyt is on target.