"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." - Thomas Jefferson 1820

"There is a growing technology of testing that permits us now to do in nanoseconds things that we shouldn't be doing at all." - Dr. Gerald Bracey author of Rotten Apples in Education

Search This Blog

Monday, June 6, 2011

Who is Setting Educational Mandates? *A Higher Echelon of Humans, the World's Elite Thinkers, "the Anointed."

The Education Secretary and Commerce Department Secretary nominee are operating under the same theories. You can change the name of the players and specifics but you can see the game plan. Substitute the Secretary of Education's name, Arne Duncan, for the Commerce Department nominee's name and the educational buzzwords into the description of the energy "blueprint", and you have the idea of what's occurring in public education today:

The wise man smiled and proclaimed that government should use "regulatory steps"(common core mandates and assessments) as well as market forces (charter and virtual schools) to intervene in the power generation (public education) sector. The man also told his UC Berkeley audience that government (the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governor's Association (NGA), which have both received funding from the Federal government) should set higher targets for non-fossil-fuel-based energy production (test score and math and communication art standards) and penalize producers (teachers and administrators) that don't comply. The issuer of these decrees was John Bryson (Arne Duncan), who at the time just happened to be CEO (secretary) of Edison International (the Department of Education), a company (governmental agency) whose fortunes (control) would increase under alternative energy (educational) mandates. Bryson (Duncan) now happens to be President Obama's nominee (secretary) to head the Commerce Department (who is in charge of the Department of Education). Just another day in Barack Obama's crony capitalist paradise.

I'm highlighting the first and last paragraphs of this fine article. As you read the rest of it, think how this nominee is on the same page as Arne Duncan, the CCSSO, the NGA and Bill Gates. It's all about control and mandates and creating great wealth for pre-selected assessment and software companies:

The UN, "renewable energy" ("education reform") companies like Edison (Achieve, Pearson, Microsoft), people like Bryson (Arne Duncan), and Bryson's (Duncan's) champion, Barack Obama, lay claim to the all-knowingness required to buck the trend, beat the odds, and make the impossible possible. Using methods that have repeatedly built living hells, the Obamas, Brysons (Duncans), and other elitist-corporatist-clueless visionaries (Bill Gates) of the new reality will fashion a wind-powered (common core-powered), emerald-forested (students must learn the same material at the same rate), chicken-in-every-pot (everyone goes to college) utopian paradise.

Republicans don't like the views of the Commerce nominee because of regulations and mandates. So why are they (state and national politicians) jumping on the educational train to crony capitalism and the utopian paradise?

It's basically from the same political playbook as the Commerce secretary nominee's.

(*Title adapted from the American Thinker article.)

1 comment:

  1. http://www.rense.com/general32/americ.htm

    Gives a real window into education in the USA. Must read!


Keep it clean and constructive. We reserve the right to delete comments that are profane, off topic, or spam.

Site Meter