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Charlotte Thomson IserbytDay 16: Skin­ner Hor­ror Files

Skin­ner’s Ten­ta­cles Extend to Pri­vate and Home Education

An oldie from 2002 high­lights the prob­lems with Skin­ner­ian edu­ca­tion and com­put­ers. Once a tiny bit of gov­ern­ment monies comes to pri­vate edu­ca­tion, the gov­ern­men­t’s ten­ta­cles will ful­ly encir­cle and start to suffocate. 

In an arti­cle pub­lished on NewsWith­Views on July 8, 2002, titled DEATH SENTENCE FOR PRIVATE AND HOME EDUCATION, COURTESY OF SUPREME COURT, I described what was hap­pen­ing with com­put­er-based edu­ca­tion. Below are a few brief excerpts:

The Supreme Court’s recent 5–4 deci­sion allow­ing the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of finan­cial aid to par­ents which they may use at reli­gious or pri­vate schools, includ­ing vir­tu­al acad­e­my (com­put­er-assist­ed-instruc­tion) char­ter schools avail­able to home school­ers, will result in the delib­er­ate dumb­ing down of all education.

In this lat­ter regard, the writer of this arti­cle was told in 1981 by the Direc­tor of the Office of Libraries and Learn­ing Tech­nol­o­gy, U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion, that “in the future all edu­ca­tion will take place in the home, using com­put­er-assist­ed-instruc­tion, but that we will always have the school build­ings for ‘social­iza­tion’ pur­pos­es.” This is the Unit­ed Nations life­long learning/brainwashing con­cept (Inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty edu­ca­tion) which places all com­mu­ni­ty ser­vices under the umbrel­la of the com­mu­ni­ty school. (The Nation­al Alliance of Busi­ness refers to this agen­da as Kinder­garten-Age 80).

The pub­lic sec­tor suc­cumbed years ago to fed­er­al con­trol through fund­ing. Now, pri­vate schools, will­ing to go the “vouch­er” route in order to get the mon­ey to stay in busi­ness, will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be equal­ly dumb­ed down, denied a lib­er­al arts cur­ricu­lum, and stripped of all sound moral edu­ca­tion. I can already hear the howl­ing from vouch­er-sup­port­ing con­ser­v­a­tives the first time the heavy hand of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment lands on a pri­vate school deny­ing it the right to deter­mine “what is right and what is wrong” in its cur­ricu­lum, hir­ing prac­tices, recital of the Pledge of Alle­giance, The Lord’s Prayer, etc. Those pri­vate schools which coura­geous­ly, for rea­sons of con­science, resist vouch­ers will even­tu­al­ly be forced out of busi­ness due to their inabil­i­ty to remain competitive.

Inter­est­ing­ly enough, the blame for this incred­i­bly dan­ger­ous Tro­jan Horse deci­sion can be laid at the feet of the con­ser­v­a­tive major­i­ty on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Is school choice a plot to imple­ment the social­ist, cor­po­rate fas­cist, work­force train­ing agen­da for the glob­al planned economy?

You ‘betcha.…

If the ques­tion of school choice is con­sid­ered in a vac­u­um, with­out the ben­e­fit of an in-depth under­stand­ing of the his­to­ry and high­ly con­tro­ver­sial goals of Amer­i­can pub­lic edu­ca­tion, if it is con­sid­ered sim­ply in the con­text of pro­vid­ing a bet­ter edu­ca­tion for low income chil­dren, if it is con­sid­ered only as an issue of equal fund­ing for all chil­dren, one escapes the very dan­ger­ous crux of the mat­ter: ACCOUNTABILITY… account­abil­i­ty to the gov­ern­ment which is grant­i­ng the vouch­er or tax credit.

So, why is it that those pro­mot­ing tuition tax cred­its and vouch­ers have missed this point of accountability?…

Let me warn par­ents and pri­vate school admin­is­tra­tors: “Free­dom to choose” is exact­ly the oppo­site of what they and the pri­vate sec­tor will receive if they take one pen­ny of fed­er­al, state or local tax mon­ey to edu­cate  chil­dren. Believe it or not, slav­ery is right around the cor­ner, since once the pri­vate sec­tor is con­trolled through vouch­ers, there­by cre­at­ing a part­ner­ship with gov­ern­ment (cor­po­rate fas­cism), stu­dents , hav­ing been psy­cho­log­i­cal­ly pro­filed, will be tracked into spe­cif­ic train­ing at an ear­ly age and lat­er into job slots to suit the needs of the cor­po­rate sec­tor and the glob­al econ­o­my. That is the failed inter­na­tion­al social­ist quo­ta sys­tem that in essence pro­vides NO CHOICE!… 

What school choice is all about is not giv­ing par­ents a real choice with­out strings attached; it is about con­trol­ling all chil­dren (referred to as “human resources”), every­where on this plan­et, in order to imple­ment the cor­po­rate fas­cist glob­al econ­o­my, with 100% par­tic­i­pa­tion in the glob­al computer! 

Read the whole arti­cle here: