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WORLDWIDE RESPONSES TO TEENAGER'S ARTICLE EXPOSING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
By Betty Freauf
September 21, 2003
Never in her wildest dreams did 16-year old Ashley Anderson expect the worldwide responses she has been receiving for her recent article: "America's Failing Public School System" exposing the government education system. Her mother says "I had NO idea this would be this big a splash!" She quotes Proverbs 13:22.
A conspiracy is something done in secret but responses from Japan, Australia, England, Peru, Germany and Hungary confirm that educators all over the world have been following the United Nations master plan and have been gradually programming their students to accept the abandonment of their nation's sovereignty while training them to become compliant citizens in a one-world government with an eventual one-world dictator which they are being falsely taught to believe is the only type of government which will bring that elusive "peace" throughout the world.
Her article has been linked on www.rense.co with over seven million hits a month. It's also been posted on a number of other websites. The exposure has been tremendous and nearly all responses positive.
Ashley said in her article, when she was in the public school system, "They were treating me like just another 'product' (i.e. Human Resource) of the education system, just another number. They want worker bees. Push a button. Pull a lever. Get just enough 'education' to learn how to be compliant, happy little 21st Century workers who don't ask any questions and keep their noses to the grindstone. I thought, 'surely, not my school. I was wrong.'"
And I'm sure many of you have heard repeatedly the quote from Chester M. Pierce, when he addressed 2000 teachers at the Association for Childhood Education International in Denver, Colorado in 1973, when he said, "Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward our Founding Fathers, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, towards the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity... It's up to you teachers to make all of these sick children well by creating the international children of the future." Thirty years later it isn't hard to see how the problems this advice to educators by Pierce has caused. While marching with their "peace" signs, graduating with computer science degrees from college, they can't spell without the computer spell check, they can't do basic math without a calculator and they are unable to count back change to customers. Friends recently told me they had dinner at a restaurant with the principal of their school. When someone requested the young man behind the cash register, who graduated from the principal's school, count back the change, he was unable to do so. The principal was flabergasted! www.NewsWithViews.com/Betty/Freauf40.htm www.NewsWithViews.com/Betty/Freauf30.htm www.NewsWithViews.com/Betty/Freauf25.htm
A grandma in Florida wrote Ashley that she had attended public elementary schools in the 1940s. "It was wonderful learning to read, write and do arithmetic" and she mentioned the "Thursday afternoon Bible classes." She went on to say, "In those days when kids got out of line, the teacher could take them out into the hallway and pop them one. If I ever went home and told my mom I got popped, I'd get popped again for causing it to happen. Kids were required to knuckle down and get it right. They were required to be respectful and polite. In those days school was the safest place to be..." Which reminds me of the article I wrote, "Would More Woodsheds Reduce Juvenile Delinquency?" which also got rave reviews from the over 50 crowd! And I can attest to what grandma said about discipline. The majority of my primary classes (first, second and third) in that same time frame had to stand in a line in the front of the room and get our spit-ball-throwing hands spanked with a ruler. I'm not sure I ever told my parents.
Today's students write something like this:
Now, dear readers, if you think that above slightly, exaggerated paragraph was hard to read and understand, it was even harder to type and my spell check nearly fainted from exhaustion but that is what the introduction of Whole Language has produced when systematic, intensive phonics was replaced. There is an old saying, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it!"
Charlotte Iserbyt in her book "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America" says on page 387 "Legislating a particular method to teach reading would never have been possible had the Hegelian Dialectic not been used. Workforce training requires that Skinnerian operant conditioning (programmed learning) be implemented in the schools and the one way to get that method accepted was to introduce Whole Language."
Charlotte goes into far greater detail on this subject
but in the interest of space, I cannot elaborate further but every
parent should have her book next to their bible!
Parents of public school children should heed the advice of yet another person who responded to Ashley's article when Dave L. said, "...That to be a real seeker after truth you must, at least once in your life, doubt as far as possible, all things."
Michelle wrote that she pulled her eldest out of the public system after the third grade and her middle child after the second grade. The youngest never attended public schools. This mother says, "What this girl (Ashley) has written is so dead-on it's frightening. My girls' school had them start keeping a journal in the third grade! And, no, they don't teach phonics any more. But I bought phonics workbooks and taught them myself. I wish you could see the third grade math book they used (in the public schools). It was such a jumbled, confusing mess, even I, a college-educated adult couldn't make heads or tails out of it!" Michelle started to home school. She said her eldest, who was supposed to be in the fourth grade had to start in the third grade home schooling textbooks because the fourth grade ones were too difficult for her! She said Ashley is right. "Parents have to home school or send their kids to private schools. Money doesn't matter. We are as poor as dirt and we found a way. With God, all things are possible."
Michael from Nebraska reminded Ashley that while the times may be "a changin'", people don't change and history will be repeated only if the past is ignored or never learned. And I might add, it is the change agents who are trained to facilitate these changes.
Glenn C. writes to warn that even in the private schools, they use text books that have many historical lies and politically correct opinions in them and reminds Ashley she must think for herself and search out the truth. I, too, can attest to what Glenn has warned. It's caveat emptor when it comes to many private schools.
Mary wrote she started off in a private school until the fifth grade and then she got switched to public school and attended several public schools until graduating in 1995. She said that she had to correct her teachers many times on what the constitution said because they would constantly misquote. They also twisted history to be more politically correct and then sadly she adds: Schools are getting worse every year and many parents are too busy or don't care about what is going on.
Jeanine, an ER doctor from South Arkansas, commends Ashley on a good article but says "kids your age are basically clueless."
Rich wrote he attended Catholic schools for 12 years but instead of paying tens of thousands on various college degrees, he said he simply invested $1 in a library card and with an open mind educated himself.
I was recently told one Christian school in my area is now requiring a "master's degree" in order to teach but a masters degree does not a teacher make!
A single mother of four children from Oregon said she worked as a truck driver on construction while her kids were in public schools. She said she had no idea her kids had been brainwashed while she was working to provide for them. (This is another reason why communism and the feminism movement wants working mothers). She now has only one child - a daughter - with whom she can relate. This daughter dropped out of school at 16 so she wasn't as brainwashed as her other three more "scholastically inclined." The drop-out child is now home schooling her three children and gave her mother Charlotte Iserbyt's book. The other three were placed in the TAG (Talented & Gifted program). The purpose of TAG is to further alienate children from their parents and their beliefs. One sibling was given Charlotte's book but she refuses to read it.
Justin from San Luis Obispo said he found the public classrooms to be chaotic. The kids are loud, unruly, they yell, scream and play jokes on you, they're nasty. (Enter "Conflict Resolution" - another bad joke!!)
A mother with cancer wrote that her daughter was having trouble dealing with her illness in the 8th grade so the mother, who scored perfect on SAT's at the age of 32 and taught her daughter how to do square roots without a calculator, decided to home school. She obtained the curriculum from the Department of Education. But the public school didn't like what she was teaching her daughter so they contacted the Division of Family Services. She ended up in Family Court and while she was there, screams could be heard from her daughter as DFS took her away from her sick mother.
A public school teacher wrote:
"I found your editorial about being removed from a govenrment school and can only say that I am glad your parents have removed you from public school, and that it makes me proud that there are young ladies and gentlemen like you. You have defined almost everything that is wrong with government schools in one clear, concise editorial. I know your parents are proud and they should be. Best wishes."
Ashley received only two negative responses, one was from a man from her own school district who bragged his oldest son had graduated in the top 10% of his class, was active in all types of school activities including the Chamber Leadership program and is now attending the Air Force Academy with a full scholarship and is making all A's in the Civil Engineering program. Oh yes, he was also an all-State football player and is playing football at the Academy. Apparently this proud father doesn't realize the Chamber of Commerce promotes the United Nations agenda. www.newswithvews.com/Erica/Carle7.htm and that the military has also been dumbed down to the sixth grade level. If the power goes out to all its highly technical computerized gadgets, the military will be lost. Like Ashley said in her article, they are simply trained (like Pavlov's salivating dogs) to push buttons. The boy's activities in the public school system illustrated he was ripe for pickin' for the global agenda. Will he become another Rhodes Scholar (another group which promotes one world government)? And, oh yes, those football players. What can I say about them? We all know most of these jocks get scholarships to play football and earn money for their college not because they have high I.Qs.
The other was from a woman from New York City:
"You think you were brainwashed in public school? What a narrow view of life you have, that your way (the Christain way) is the only way. Surrounding yourself with people who are just like you, have exactly the same background and upbringing, does nothing to broaden your understanding of the world around you.
If you lived in New York City, where my children went to school, you would be comfortable with people from all walks of life, from all countries, all races, all religions and all sexual preferences. It's a much fuller, more interesting and truely more compassionate way of life than the narrow, prejudiced way of looking at things that you, your family and your new school are giving you. I recommend that when you graduate from college, that you take your time and resources and travel to some of the third world "toilets" you refer to. You will learn that other cultures offer valuable lessons in spirituality, love, art and appreciation of life." [if that's true, then why do people risk their life to come to America?]
And to think all this gradual dumbing down began in 1901 with Compulsory Education and followed up with mothers being encouraged to drop junior off at day care so she could work. By 1960 one social worker said, "Day care can offer something valuable to children because they are separated from their parents."
One professor, Jay Belsky, who used to advocate day care has changed his mind over the years due to "a slow, steady trickle of evidence" demonstrating that institutionalizing children in day care is linked to subsequent social and behavioral problems. For this viewpoint, he was denounced by his colleagues as an "extremist", an enemy of "women's rights," and an eccentric and he was accused of dishonest research methods.
Dr. Edward Zigler, architect of Head Start and a prominent day-care advocate says, "Our job isn't to dissuade mothers from using child care by sending up these horror stories. Our REAL TASK (emphasis added) is to do a public education campaign with parents to get quality care." Ironically, Dr. Zigler himself admits our nation's day-care experiment has been "a major cause of the biggest increase in the rate of child violence and depression that our country has ever witnessed." (Source: New American 9/8/2003. "New Century Children by William Norman Grigg)
NewsWithViews.com would like to set up a type of "Teen Corner" so other teenagers could write about their experiences in the public school system. Of course, those still in it may have to write under a pseudonym so they wouldn't be punished for their writings and of course get permission from their parents.
Congratulations to Ashley Anderson and all those teenagers who would like to offer their expertise about the public school system. If General Motors continued to turn out inferior products year after year, they'd go broke so why do our elected legislators in our respective states and our reps and senators in Washington, D.C. continue funding this failed monopoly using innocent children as guinea pigs unless there truly is a hidden agenda?
© 2003 Betty Freauf - All Rights Reserved
Betty is a former Oregon Republican Party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, and a precinct worker for many years. Betty is a researcher, freelance journalist and a regular contributer to www.NewsWithViews.com. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"You think you were brainwashed in public school? What a narrow view of life you have, that your way (the Christain way) is the only way. Surrounding yourself with people who are just like you, have exactly the same background and upbringing, does nothing to broaden your understanding of the world around you."