In the process of gathering this information two beliefs that most Americans hold in common became clear:
1) If a child can read, write and compute at a reasonably proficient level, he will be able to do just about anything he wishes, enabling him to control his destiny to the extent that God allows (remain free);
2) Providing such basic educational proficiencies is not and should not be an expensive proposition.
Since most Americans believe the second premise—that providing basic educational proficiencies is not and should not be an expensive proposition—it becomes obvious that it is only a radical agenda, the purpose of which is to change values and attitudes (brainwash), that is the costly agenda. [Emphasis added.]
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 THE SOWING OF THE SEEDS: 1 late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
2 THE TURNING OF THE TIDES: 7 early twentieth century
3 THE TROUBLING THIRTIES 17
4 THE FOMENTATION 27 of the forties and fifties
5 THE SICK SIXTIES: 55 psychology and skills
6 THE SERIOUS SEVENTIES 93 7 THE “EFFECTIVE” EIGHTIES 159
8 THE NOXIOUS NINETIES 265
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Phi Beta Iota: There are four educational realms, none of which are adequately addressed by the existing US school system (or most school systems): the spiritual realm in the form of integral consciousness far removed from dogmatic imposed values that are inauthentic and often toxic; the inquiry realm (doing your research across all languages and mediums seeking true cost and benefit information with which to create ethical evidence-based decision-support); the deliberative dialog realm (learning to commune and achieve consensus rooted in the blending of the spiritual and the factual); and the action realm (self-governance and collaborative governance of the commons, creating a world that works for all, a prosperous world at peace).