|Agenda 21: The Strip Mining of the American Education Dollar (Part 5)
"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."
Sir Claus Moser
There is big money and political advantage in setting up American schools to fail. Owing its origin to the United Nations, No child Left Behind’s (NCLB) inclusion “one size fits all” system is plunging the classrooms of America head long from the cliffs of mediocrity into the abyss of abject failure.
Every repressive regime has sought to dominate the education of its youth for obvious reasons. Under NCLB, if a school fails to improve test scores within three years, much of the schools federal funding will be taken from the failing school and place into a plethora of “parental choice" programs such as tutoring interventions. This action further diminishes the control that the school would otherwise possess in controlling its own destiny in order to meet the nebulous thresholds of achievement set by NCLB.
The outsourced parental choice programs are administrated by private companies such as Educate Inc. owner of Sylvan Learning Centers whose net revenues have grown from $180 to $250 million in the first three years following the implementation of NCLB.
Let’s trace the chain of custody with regard to the gross misuse of American dollars and the creation of a bleak educational future for our children.
10. If NCLB is not a deliberate attempt to dumb down the education of America’s youth, then it is doing a very good imitation of a plan that would accomplish just such a purpose. Inclusion slows down the progress of the average and gifted student by educating children of all abilities in one classroom and by forcing the teacher to get the identified low-achiever to pass. No such NCLB mandate is placed upon the teacher who fails the non-special education student. So, where do you think the teacher is forced to place the bulk of their teaching attention? Who suffers? Your kids! The proof? Try looking at today’s SAT scores!
In 2014, all NCLB mandates that all students must be achieving at their respective grade level. Did I fail to read the newspaper the day that is was announced that the Congress and President discovered a way to erase all the environmental and biological factors which render some children inherently and disadvantaged?
NCLB provides that schools can be taken over by the government for failing to meet NCLB norms. In the best case, this is a misguided attempt to circumvent the Tenth Amendment separation of powers and replace local control with larger governmental control. In the worst case scenario, images of the Hitler Youth Movement and George Orwell come to mind. The Founding Fathers divided the powers of government divided the powers to prevent tyranny. Clearly, the school take-over provisions of NCLB blur the separation of powers and potentially set the stage for some very nightmarish scenarios.
It takes an educated populace, in each subsequent generation, in order to resist those that would misuse government for their own selfish purposes and in the process destroy middle class economic, social and civil liberties. If SAT scores are indeed indicative of low American student achievement, it is understandable why the implementation of the North American Union (SPP), NAFTA, CAFTA, etc., are and have taken place right under the collective noses of the American people. For example, in the summer of 2007, the House of Representatives voted to cut off funding for all activities related to all SPP activities. Do we really believe that when George W. Bush traveled to Quebec to participate in the SPP summit with his two executive counterparts from Mexico and Canada, that he did so on his own nickel? Certain members of Congress know that SPP is wrong, unconstitutional and illegal. However, the entire American government also knows that America has perhaps become too ignorant to save itself. So, Bush and the rest of the globalists continue unabated and unchecked in their march toward total control.
The final part of this series will examine the phenomenon of teen screen as well as the presentation of an action plan designed to thwart the threats to America’s future as identified by this series.
It is with great sadness that I note the passing of Aaron Russo. Aaron’s film, From Freedom to Fascism, identified many of the key issues that so many of us are fighting for. The revenue from Aaron’s great films made him a fortune. However, Freedom to Fascism was produced totally out of his own pocket. I did not personally know Aaron, but I do know that he will be sorely missed by those of us who desire to preserve our Constitutional Republic.
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