UNELECTED CHARTERS WILL ALLOW LIFELONG COMMUNITY EDUCATION
By Charlotte Iserbyt
“There can be no more important issue facing Americans today than stopping tax-funded private education and charter schools with their unelected boards. Americans must hold onto their elective form of government. Without that nothing will matter. REPEAT: Nothing means “nothing.”
If we allow the tax-funded private education agenda to go forward, Americans concerned over abortion, gun controls, UN Agenda 21, the taking of private property, sustainable development, etc. will no longer be able to vote on these issues. Americans accustomed to voting at yearly Town Meetings, the kind we have in New England, on local expenditures such as operation of the schools, fire protection, road repair, town office salaries, assistance to the indigent, etc. will no longer have that privilege since, if the unelected form of school governance is implemented (aka tax-funded school choice), those services will be subsumed into the Community School budget controlled by the unelected council. It is very likely taxpayers’ right to vote for municipal, county, state, and federal officials will ultimately be removed or very much watered down since many of the decisions presently made at those levels or by Congress at the federal level (excepting highways, defense, etc.,) will be made at the unelected community school level.
Ask yourself what our founding fathers would have said in 1783, after the successful conclusion of the Revolutionary War (which was fought over this very issue of taxation without representation) if someone had suggested doing away with their right to vote!!!!!! A lynching would surely have taken place.
I do understand Americans utter frustration with the public schools brought about by the deliberate dumbing down of America. (Otherwise why would I have bothered to write the 700-plus page book the deliberate dumbing down of America…A Chronological Paper Trail 1999 , out of print, and updated/abridged version, 2011 at amazon.com, with free download of out-of-print original at my website)?
The average concerned parent and taxpayer should also ask “what is it exactly that tax-funded school choice promoters are ultimately looking for?”
Short answer: a well-trained work force to spin off profits for the global elite. Don’t forget Wall Street funded the Bolshevik Revolution!
The elephant in the room, community education, referred to above, is waiting for all traditional schools to be restructured as “community schools run by unelected councils”. This will happen if we allow the tax-funded school choice/charter school agenda to go forward.
We must, in our conversations with our elected officials at the state and local level ask them to vote NO on ALL tax-funded private education and charter school proposals and insist that ALL charter schools be dismantled and/or returned to locally-elected governance.
Our nation is at a critical juncture.” Read more HERE.
School-Community Partnerships: A Guide, click here.
“Please forward this very important document regarding using the schools for all services under the umbrella of the unelected school councils.
Unbelievable number of pages devoted to change agentry and how to manipulate teachers, administrators, parents, and all groups in the community into merging into an amorphous , unresponsive, unaccountable lethal mix.
Of course change agents words are so deceptive only those experienced in change agentry will understand the deception.
The average American can be expected to say: “What’s wrong with the report?””
Charlotte Iserbyt is the consummate whistleblower! Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America’s classrooms. Iserbyt is a former school board director in Camden, Maine and was co-founder and research analyst of Guardians of Education for Maine (GEM) from 1978 to 2000. She has also served in the American Red Cross on Guam and Japan during the Korean War, and in the United States Foreign Service in Belgium and in the Republic of South Africa.
Iserbyt is a speaker and writer, best known for her 1985 booklet Back to Basics Reform or OBE: Skinnerian International Curriculum and her 1989 pamphlet Soviets in the Classroom: America’s Latest Education Fad which covered the details of the U.S.-Soviet and Carnegie-Soviet Education Agreements which remain in effect to this day. She is a freelance writer and has had articles published in Human Events, The Washington Times, The Bangor Daily News, and included in the record of Congressional hearings.