OK, so, now that I’ve been turned onto this issue with the nationalization of our education system, I’ve started doing what I do best – research. I didn’t get far before I recognized it because I’ve read it all before – in John Dewey’s books. Common Core is nothing more than a re-hash of John Dewey’s work. That’s all it is. The only difference is that they are going to make it national and mandatory, which will guarantee that the average American will become one of the most ignorant people in the Western world.
One of the flowery goals described in the official literature of the Common Core project says that the production of a correct math problem is not the goal, but rather, the goal is for the student to discover learning. I’m not kidding you, it’s there. Well, listen to this and tell me what you think:
“Were all instructors to realize that the quality of mental process, not the production of correct answers, is the measure of educative growth something hardly less than a revolution in teaching would be worked.”
That’s John Dewey. He believed the proper way to “teach” was not to make sure a child understands their A, B, C’s and 1, 2 3’s, but to “give them room” to “discover” them on their own. Folks, this is a fancy way of saying “let the child teach him or herself.” As the past few decades have shown, it doesn’t work.
I discovered something else: when the media tells you our students are not scoring as high as the rest of the world on some tests, they are referring to Common Core testing. When we look at the tests most of us older than 40 would recognize from our school days – where correct answers matter – American students still score in the top ten worldwide.
Look, this is important. Add Common Core to Obamacare and we are all permanent serfs: eternal slaves in a world where the government’s surveillance abilities will make it impossible for the people to ever revolt again – EVER! Common Core is part of this plan, and it is a deliberate plan. Read Dewey and the rest of the cabal that was working with him in the early days of the Progressive movement and you’ll find out because they say so. Here, these are just a few of Dewey’s goals for us – from his own pen:
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness
Notice, Dewey did not say anything about doing what one wants to do, only what one is “fitted” to do. Why? Well, it’s part of becoming a part of and contributing to the “social harmony” of the collective.
The good society was, like the good self, a diverse yet harmonious, growing yet unified whole, a fully participatory democracy in which the powers and capacities of the individuals that comprised it were harmonized by their cooperative activities into a community that permitted the full and free expression of individuality.
There is only one way everyone in society can be an individual and express their individuality and still have a “harmonious, growing and unified whole:” you have to make sure everyone thinks exactly alike. You need to make automatons – and that is EXACTLY what Dewey wanted to use education to do. Only, he wanted to do it in such a way that the victims (i.e. students) never realized what happened to them. Now, before you dismiss this, think about it carefully. How many students today actually believe they are “smarter” than all those who have come before? And how many of them actually are? Have you ever seen Hannity’s “Man on the Street” segments? Now ask yourself how many of those same students have the same knee-jerk reactions to the social and political issues of the day. Have you ever noticed how easy it is to get them to go along – in mass – with whatever the media tells them? Or how they are so willing to follow the word of “experts?” Now, do you really think this all happened by accident? I hope not, because it is the direct result of the work John Dewey started.
This is how a small group of people can destroy a federation (the United States) while, at the same time, nationalizing the people to their cause. These self-appointed elite doesn’t need to lead a revolution if it can destroy the power of the States and centralize everything in Washington (something Jefferson warned us would – if we ever saw it happen – herald the arrival of tyranny on our shores). If every aspect of our lives can be and is run from Washington, then the Union is dead and they have created a single nation. Then, if they can use the schools to “mold” our children into little non-thinking automatons who have been trained to replace reasoning and critical thinking with jingoism, they can nationalize the people, as well. Once they create these automatons, the chances they will ever wake up are very, very slim. Indeed, their indoctrination process inoculates them against objective reality. They are taught to seek refuge and find peace in the comfort of the collective – or, at least, the notion of the collective. But then, the collective is just another way of saying, “The Herd.”
Look, if you have not already done so, MAKE time to read this article and watch the videos in it:
Then, if you doubt my assertion that this is all Dewey part Deux, read my post, Why I Say “Phooey on Dewey”. If necessary, read it again – and, this time, pay extra special close attention to the quotes in it. Once you understand that Dewey wanted to use the schools to create a new, utopian society based on the Communist model, his words will prove what I have been saying: that Dewey told us what he wanted to do, most Americans just didn’t know how to speak his language (still don’t).