ABCs of DumbDown – Critical Thinking: It’s Not What You Think

Dennis Cuddy, Phd, educator, well-known researcher and prolific writer, put this subject into simple terms when he said in an article entitled “Critical Thinking and Religion in the Schools,” Manchester Union Leader, 4/6/89:

“In other words, critical thinking becomes criticizing, which becomes challenging one’s parents and all authority figures as well as the law, one’s country, moral absolutes, and God.”

Perhaps the biggest socialistic “Tool of the Mind” is Critical Thinking. It is the cornerstone of Progressive Education.  Read more HERE.

“Tools of the Mind”
Vygotsky, who proposed the Socialistic alteration of man, developed the concept of “Tools of the Mind.”

Here is an example of how this mind “alteration” translates into classroom. The following quote is from an article in American Thinker entitled “Preschools Are Using a Marxist’s Theories to Manufacture Collectivists” by Chuck Roger. He says:

“Vygotsky theorized that by changing “the tools of thinking available to a child, his mind will have a radically different structure…. At Metropolitan State College of Denver, the “Tools of the Mind” organization develops Vygotskyian curricula and trains teachers to wire radically different thinking into the brains of children in 18,000 preschool and kindergarten classrooms throughout America. And the number is growing.”
Read more HERE.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

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