Education

The Intentional Dumbing Down of America–and Even the World

Do you remember in To Kill a Mockingbird how Scout was disappointed on her first day of school because the teacher told her she wasn’t supposed to read? Anyone who wants to learn, or who wants their children to learn will share the same disappointment in the educational system of the US. This is not merely an unhappy coincidence, and is not the fault of teachers employed by the system. This degradation of the educational system is by design.

Charlotte Iserbyt was Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, when she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America’s classrooms. In this video she discusses how the elite have used the educational system to “dumb down” the population.