Skip to comments.Department Of Education Website Quotes Mao Zedong
Posted on 03/24/2013 10:15:25 PM PDT by huac
"...The Kids' Zone of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) website, part of the Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, quotes communist leader Mao Zedong. The NCES is theprimary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations...."
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Yeah, they knew what they were doing. Remember Anita Dunn?
I dunno....I just think some of this B.S. is done by people who have no clue.
I've been in many organizations...that the heads didn't have a clue what the worker bee's were doing....( Not that Dunn wouldn't have approved!! )
I guess my point is....PLENTY of dumb ass "educated idiots" out there...don't really know who Mao was. Same with Che'...and all the other murdering Commies.
If you would kindly search for the source of the quotation you have attributed to John Dewey, it would be most appreciated.
You can skip the following works by John Dewey which I have already searched:
The Child and the Curriculum
China, Japan and the U.S.A.
Present-Day Conditions in the Far East and Their Bearing on the Washington Conference
Essays in the Pragmatic Attitude: The Need for a Recovery of Philosophy
Democracy and Education: an introduction to the philosophy of education
Essays in Experimental Logic
German philosophy and politics
How We Think
Human Nature and Conduct An introduction to social psychology
Leibniz’s New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding
A Critical Exposition
Letters from China and Japan
Moral Principles in Education
Psychology and Social Practice
Reconstruction in Philosophy
Studies in Logical Theory
The information revealed in Gattos work should have hit national scandal level, long ago.
For a brief encapsulation, his History Tour is excellent:
It was interesting to me to read about how, as a school teacher in New York, Gatto had to skirt, bend, or even break the established policies to facilitate the actual education of his students.
That from his book “A Different Kind of Teacher...”
Speaking of Gatto, freeper vikingd00d’s Dewey quotation is not found in Gatto’s 400-page “Underground History of American Education,” either.
Until we can cite a source from the works of Dewey, I will assume that the source is Ann Coulter, per the citation from freeper St_Thomas_Aquinas.
A lot of bad things came out of Germany in the 1800s. Not the least of which were German Talmudic critics. They founded modern atheism, particulary among Jews. These atheists graduated to communism.
TO #10> Yes, but Van Jones dresses well. No more sloppy communist executioners like Che or the pig Beria.
Nope. Mao suits and a copy of “The Quotations of Chairman Mao” in his back pocket, just in case he forgets the Party line.
Anita Dunn. Definitely a schizophrenic personality. Mother Teresa and Mao. I couldn’t have thought of that combo as great philosophers if I were drunk and popping LSD.
Try to find, on the internet, a copy of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, Sen. Judiciary Committee, 1971 study “The Human Cost of Communism in China” by Prof. Richard Walker.
It is a companion study to Robert Conquest’s “The Human Cost of Communism in the Soviet Union” (1970) and “The Human Cost of Communism in Vietnam”, 1971 (the study I created and co-edited), Part II, “THCCinVN - Testimony of Daniel Teodoru” and the interim hearing “Testimony of D. Gareth Porter”, the Hanoi propagandist.
I know that some of these are on line. You might try the Texas Tech Univ.’s Vietnam Archives site.
From all I can tell, either Dewey’s quote was from some speech he gave that has been lost to the ages, or he never said it. MANY people credit that specific quote to him, though; there has to be a root, there, somewhere, even if it was someone else talking about Dewey.
All that aside, though, the quotes that CAN be legitimately accredited to John Dewey, and his philosophical bent, are plenty bad enough that I’d never let him influence my children’s education. Of course, Gatto has Dewey on the sidelines in the formation of American Public Education; a bit player, not one of the industrialist central figures.
In other words, it's false but accurate.
“...false but accurate.”
Dewey actually said several other things that show his take on children’s independent thought was completely different than characterized by the misquote. So, the misquote is inaccurate. The only sense in which it rings true is in it’s placement of Dewey as an avid collectivist, which he was. Dewey’s humanist, socialist, Marxist, collectivist streak was a mile wide, and not conducive of the formation of an educational structure suited to the preservation of this Republic. Any extent to which his influence on the developing system was marginalized can be considered good.