The Marxist Beginnings of Government Education
Adam Staub of “Shine As Lights” joins guest co-hosts with Len. Up for discussion is the Marxist beginnings of the American Public Education system. The debate on public education vs. homeschooling rages on. The basis for this discussion and all quotes given come from the free ebook “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt. Click here to watch the Voddie Baucham clip.
Founder of experimental psychology and the force behind its dissemination throughout the western world. his foundational theory became the basis for teacher training for 150 years and still is.
What did he teach? That children are nothing more than a stimulus response mechanism, nothing more than animated meat made up of neurons and electro chemical reactions.
Edward Lee Thorndike
1903: Professor of education, wrote 507 books on the methods of teaching which helped form the basis of teaching and education policy still followed today. “children can be equated to rats, monkeys, fish, cats and chickens. Animals that simply need to be programmed.
The Father of modern education, actually the father of progressive education. (search YouTube for progressive education). Dewey wrote “Psychology” the most widely read and quoted text book used in schools by teachers. Dewey taught that the primary commitment to literacy is the greatest problem the American school system faced. “The plea for the predominance of learning to read in early education seems to me a perversion. Undue premium is put upon the ability to read. At a certain chronological age, the entertainment plus information motive for reading conduces the habit of solitary self entertainment. We violate the childs nature and render difficult the best ethical results by introducing the child to abruptly to a number of special studies of reading, writing, geography. The true center of correlation on the schools subjects is not science, nor literature, nor history, nor geography, but the child’s own social activities. the mere absorbtion of facts and truth is so exclusively an individual affair that it tends very naturally to pass into selfishness. There is no obvious social motive for the acquirement of learning. There is no social gain in it. “
G Stanley Hall: John Dewey’s professor
It is better to be illiterate: “The knowledge that illiterates acquire is probably much larger proportionally than what is practical. Moreover they escape eye strain and mental excitement, and other things being equal are probably more active and less sedentary. Illiterates escape certain temptations such as vacuous and vicious reading. Perhaps we are prone to put too high a value on the ability to read and the discipline involved in doing so.”
This is the history of modern education, and these are the teachers who are teaching your kids teachers.
Why are we surprised that only 50% of HS graduates are literate?
The general board of education was incorporated by Congress in 1902, endowed by John D. Rockafeller. The purpose was to set up an educational laboratory to experiment with the very educational system that Wundt, Thorndike, and Dewey proposed.
First director of the General Board of Education wrote “In our dream we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present educational conventions fade from our minds and unhampered by tradition we work our own good will upon the grateful and responsive folk.”
This is the Marxist history of the American Public education system. It’s the genesis of our brainwashing.