Skip to comments.America's Dis-Education System - (ongoing marxist indoctrination in our schools)
Posted on 01/09/2005 2:15:15 PM PST by CHARLITE
America is reaping the consequences of the destruction of traditional education by the Dewey-Kilpatrick experimentalist philosophy
Deweys ideas have led to elimination of many academic subjects on the grounds that they would not be useful in life
The student thus receives neither intellectual training nor the factual knowledge which will help him understand the world he lives in, or to make well-reasoned decisions in his private life or as a responsible citizen.
-- Admiral Hyman Rickover [The Tablet, August 11, 1959]
John Dewey, an educational philosopher, first applied his experimental philosophies in a model school at the University of Chicago prior to 1900 and they failed miserably. Even though the children learned nothing, Dewey moved on to Teachers College at Columbia University in 1904 where he became the most influential man in American education.
Under his guidance a full 20% of all American school superintendents and 40% of all teacher college heads received advanced degrees at Columbia. His experimental philosophies were adopted as progressive education all across America changing what was taught to American children. Sickened by what you see happening in our public schools? Thank John Dewey and his dedicated followers!
Dewey was an atheist who rejected fixed moral laws and eternal truths and principles. That fact, in itself, should be enough to keep the mans ideas away from our children. A Marxist, he believed that man is without a soul or free will, an organism completely molded by his environment. So, to Dewey, teaching children absolute morals, ethics, and government was a waste of time. Getting along with the group became the measure of a childs progress.
This progressive education is the reason we, who can think for ourselves and arent afraid of truth and factual history, shake our heads at what we see and hear from the majority of our countrymen. The parroting of mainstream media dogma, relative morality, and collectivist thinking we witness in our fellow Americans disgusts those of us who can see through the fog.
Deweys My Pedagogic Creed (1897), claimed the destruction of a childs individualism is the primary goal of education. Think about it. Not only is government controlled free public schooling one of the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto, but is this not what is happening today with our children through public education? Praise the Lord for those brave and dedicated souls who educate their children at home, outside of the system. Governments at various levels are trying to regulate home schoolers, but home schooled children, as well as private educated children, constantly out perform public educated children, so the local, state, and federal governments are not having an easy time selling the concept to the sheeple. May the resistance grow!
Dewey predicted the eventual destruction of traditional education when he stated: We violate the childs nature and render difficult the best ethical results by introducing the child too abruptly to a number of special studies of reading, writing, geography, etc. out of relation to his social life
the true center of correlation of the school subjects is not science, nor literature, nor history, nor geography, but the childs own social activities.
Deweys theories, through his disciples, have eliminated teaching strict rules of grammar. Well, aint that special! Old fashioned spelling drills are gone. Who cares if it is spelled right as long as you understand what the writer intends? Penmanship is not even a word understood by many young people today, most have never heard of it. The math tables have been de-emphasized, which can be witnessed by so many young people at retail outlets who cannot figure change without a machine to figure it for them. I hear many parents complain about it, but do nothing. They just acquiesce.
Rosalie Gordon, in Whats Happened to Our Schools, says: The progressive system has reached all the way down to the lowest grades to prepare the children of America for their role as the collectivists of the future
The group not the individual child is the quintessence of progressivism. The child must always be made to feel part of the group. He must indulge in group thinking in group activity.
She goes on to talk about Dewey and what he has done by stating, You cant make socialists out of individuals. At the height of his career, Dewey was honorary chairman of the League for Industrial Democracy, the American counterpart of the British Fabian Society. The goal of the Fabian Society, started in England by wealthy intellectuals, was to establish a classless, godless, socialistic, one-world society, just as was envisioned by Karl Marx. Their leadership included the likes of Beatrice and Sidney Webb and George Bernard Shaw.
The progressivists Dewey associated with, and who were his disciples, have gone on to subvert our textbooks in such ways as to denigrate the founders, de-emphasize our struggle for Liberty and our Christian heritage, and celebrate socialistic philosophy to the point of misinforming and omitting facts about the world communism movement. What do people do? They send their children to school believing they are doing the right thing. Everyone else is doing it. Most do not know the degree to which the communists, socialists, and Fabians, otherwise known as progressive thinkers, have subverted public education.
Parents act astounded when little Johnny and little Mary come home with ideas contrary to how they were raising them. They dont realize their children are being taught from perverted texts that have been changing drastically since the early 1900s, but were totally taken over by UNESCO in the early 50s. We are sending our children to little mills of world socialism and the reward we will reap is an end to the greatest Republic ever to inhabit planet earth, a true gift from God.
Class hatred, internationalism, collectivism, relative morality, and godlessness are being spoon-fed to our children right under our complacent noses and we sit by and let it happen. The National Education Association is so radical that their National Commission for the Defense of Democracy Through Education will rush trained propagandists to any locale where public education is coming under attack for what it is, a travesty. They even brag about maintaining a black list of those who oppose their policies. Past NEA Executive Secretary Willard Givens himself said: We are convinced that we stand today at the verge of a great culture
But to achieve these things, many drastic changes must be made. A dying laissez-faire must be completely destroyed, and all of us, including the owners must be subjected to a large degree of social control.
The facts are all right there for anyone who cares enough to open his eyes and mind and do the seeking of the truth in history. We must stop relying on those who control the dissemination of information in our society to be honest with us, that being the mainstream media, k-12 education, secondary education, the publishing companies, and the internationalists. People need to realize that truth is not found by just taking in what is thrown at us, we must seek it.
* Most of the information for this article came from None Dare Call It Treason 25 Years Later by John A. Stormer, Chapter VI. The book was published in 1989, but history does not change, it just repeats, if we let it!
McCarthy warned of this.
how so? im allways intrested in learning about McCarthy.
Ping for your lists.
general interest, anti-commie, pro-homeschool, kulturwar PING
What always disturbs me is how many of these things have become a fait accompli.
Little has changed, teachers still despise McCarthy.
Wait a sec, we talking about Eugene, Joe or Charlie, here?
-good times, G.J.P.(Jr.)
The totalitarian utopia as imagined by American 'Progressives', is a larger threat to American freedom than Communism is or ever was.
Until that fact is realized, socialism will continue to advance like the progressive cancer it is.
Not to mention also the despicable Harry Dexter White, and in the administration proper (as opposed to DoS), Harold Ickes Sr. and Averill Harriman.
I guess you'll have to re-read Anne Coulter's book, "Treason!"
Recommended reading for all concerned parents and believers in proper education and government.
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