Hello on May 16, 2014…
Goodbye on June 7, 2015
The lifespan for my research blog http://abcsofdumbdown.blogspot.com/ was always intended to be no more than one year. In looking back through the many posts (an average of one (+) a day) I see that the goal of providing key research, mostly from the deliberate dumbing down of america,1999, and the Updated/Abridged 2011 version, and connecting that documented research with current education news, has been accomplished.
The blog archives (all posts) will remain at the site so please take advantage of that resource in your activism at the local, state, and national levels.
Let me thank all who have submitted education news for me to use, including finished posts, for their enormous contribution to making abcsofdumbdown the “go-to-blog” for research and education news.
Votes pending on very, very dangerous “family/freedom-busting” education bills (Rep. John Kline’s HR 5, Senator Alexander’s S1177, Sen. Murray’s S1380 (birth to age 5), and Sen. David Vitter’s Student Privacy Protection Act… have prompted me to offer the remaining 100 Exposing the Global Road to Ruin through Education disc sets to you FREE with exception of $12 S&H. [The set sells for $39.95 plus shipping at Amazon.] Go to Amazon.com for disc set information and for 100% 5-Star reviews. http://www.amazon.com/Exposing-Global-Road-Through-Education/dp/0985553847.
Please take advantage of this very special offer, and arrange to show the discs at meetings in your community set up to generate opposition to the above very dangerous pieces of legislation and whatever other equally dangerous legislation is scheduled to come down the pike!
Free disc set order (only one per person!) including your name and address and check for $12 (S&H) made out to 3D Research Co., should be sent to 3D at 519 River Road, Dresden, ME 04342. First come/first served!
The 8-dvd video and cd (Written Submissions) disc set Exposing the Global Road to Ruin through Education includes 18 presentations, at two conferences (2012 ME and 2013 GA) by leading American education activists, writers, researchers and public school teachers/administrators, some involved since the 1960s. The late Samuel Blumenfeld delivers a “knockout” presentation related to “Look Say” and “Whole Language” reading instruction designed to deliberately create an illiterate society. The one cd (Written Submissions by prominent education researchers, some of whom are no longer with us) is itself worth the price of the 8-disc set! Read more HERE.
LAST MESSAGE FROM CHARLOTTE:
“THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING OUR COUNTRY WHICH WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE IS THE DANGEROUS CALL FOR TAX-FUNDED PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE/CHARTERS WITH UNELECTED BOARDS.
IF AMERICANS ACCEPT THE CONCEPT OF UNELECTED CONTROL OVER EDUCATION, WHICH IS NO. 1 IN SPENDING, ABOVE EVEN DEFENSE, WHAT IS TO KEEP THEM FROM ACCEPTING UNELECTED CONTROL OF EVERYTHING ELSE?
ONCE WE HAVE LOST OUR RIGHT TO VOTE, WE WILL HAVE NO SAY OVER ANYTHING:
NOT LAND USE/PRIVATE PROPERTY
LEGISLATION (SOME BILLS LISTED ABOVE) CALLS FOR TAX-FUNDED SCHOOL CHOICE/CHARTERS WITH UNELECTED BOARDS.
(TAX-FUNDED PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE IS “NO” CHOICE. WHAT THE GOVERNMENT FUNDS, THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLS.)
THIS IS TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION .
WE FOUGHT AND WON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR OVER THIS ISSUE.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!”
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education
I couldn’t resist including this You Tube video along with my message to all of you. Run with it…