This story is from a recent interview with Charlotte Iserbyt. Iserbyt is the daughter of a well-connected Yale family who was appointed to serve as a Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education under President Ronald Reagan’s first term. It is hard to imagine that it was during this era that our country’s educational system was merged with the Soviets. Iserbyt is the author of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological Paper Trail and The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, Revised and Abridged Edition. Her websites and DVD can be found at:
“While working in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Dept. of Education, in 1981, I was assigned to work at the National Institute of Education, research arm of the Department. One night, around midnight (I stayed late to scrounge around when no one was there!) I needed a typewriter ribbon so went to the supply room to look for one. And, guess what I found?!
In the corner was a box entitled “The Goodlad Study”. John Goodlad, now in his late eighties, probably the No.1 change agent in the world, produced this study which consisted of four books funded by major tax-exempt foundations, outlining the restructuring of education which became the official plan in the early nineteen eighties and which is being implemented today.
One can imagine the joy with which I, Charlotte Iserbyt, a former school board member and Education Research Analyst for Guardians of Education for Maine, whose dislike of Goodlad caused her to have Goodlad Nightmares, unpacked that box.
In the box were proposals from the tax-exempt foundations to write and get published four major books:
“Schooling for a Global Age”, edited by James Becker
“Communities and their Schools”, edited by Donald Davies
“Arts and the Schools”, edited by Jerome Hausman
“A Place Called School”, by John Goodlad
What a delicious boxful of proposals for funding for Marxist research and writing which would ultimately end up in the hands of each of the 50 Chief State School Officers.
What Iserbyt had found that night was the motherlode of what we are looking at today. She continues…
“I called McGraw Hill and asked when the books would be published. I was told that my name would be first on the list BEFORE the names of the individual Chiefs. The fact that the books were going to each of the Chiefs told me that this project was very, very important. A few months later I received all four books. They are very important. They are available at Amazon.com”
Regarding Lee Anderson, one of the contributors to Schooling for a Global Age — “A Visit to Middleston’s World-Centered Schools: A Scenario”, she had this to say:
“The wife of the President of the National Council for the Social Studies invited me for dinner in her apartment. We had become good friends. She herself, had problems with the anti-American tone of global education. Over dinner she told me that at a recent party hosted by the National Council Lee Anderson announced that he was “coming out of the closet”. He then announced “I am a card carrying Communist”.”
Here is a quote from “Schooling for A Global Age”:
‘Parents and the general public must be reached also. Otherwise, children and youth enrolled in globally oriented programs may find themselves in conflict with values assumed in the home. And then the educational institution frequently comes under scrutiny and must pull back.’ — Dr. John I. Goodlad, Schooling for a Global Age
The above story is but one of the many snippets of evidence of the deliberate action being taken to change our childrens’ and our country’s values, government, and very way of life, using the educational system. Combined with what we are seeing take place today in our public schools, there should be no question in anyone’s mind that the destruction of our values, beliefs, and attitudes by virtue of “global” education has been completely planned.