By Kelleigh Nelson
September 23, 2013
Diversion – The act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts.
Conservatives are calling for tax-funded school choice via vouchers, and they know exactly what they’re doing. However, they fail to tell you that, “WHAT THE GOVERNMENT FUNDS, THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLS!”
They also support charter schools which are tax funded public schools WITH NO ELECTED BOARDS. The very definition of a charter school is “an alternative education system where a school receives public funding and operates privately.” This is Taxation without representation! What do you think the Revolutionary War was fought about?
We now have tax supported Fethullah Gulen charter schools, Chinese charter schools, (Chinese investors are putting millions into Florida Chinese charters) Waldorf charter schools, etc. etc. ad nauseam. Do you want to support Islamic, communist, and Rudolph Steiner’s Anthroposophical Society charters with your tax dollars, to name just a few?
Should the state legislatures accept voucher/choice proposals, ALL receiving federal, state, and local tax money, MUST conform their curriculum, etc., to FEDERAL/INTERNATIONAL standards. There won’t be any elected boards to complain to about sex, drug, and death education in the schools, or the politically correct “green” nonsense.
The words of John Chubb and Terry Moe, of The Brookings Institute and Stanford University respectively, — “Our guiding principle in the design of a choice system is this: Public authority must be put to use in creating a system that is almost entirely beyond the reach of public authority.” (Politics, Markets and America’s Schools, 1990). Please read that again slowly. Get it in your heads…they want a choice system that is beyond the reach of the taxpayer and parents!
Do you fully understand the statement? Their plan was to fool the public into believing that school choice was a wonderful idea! What the public doesn’t comprehend is the fact that once school choice/vouchers are passed in a state, there is no more private, religious or home school education, which does not have to follow the rotten federal education requirements.
Please understand that private schools cannot remain independent once they have accepted federal funding through vouchers/choice.
Let’s look at the federal law regarding tax funding of schools. In March, 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that private schools are subject to government regulations because they enroll students who receive tuition money from the government . Even though the checks are payable to individual students, not the school, the Court says any scholarships, loans, or grants to students “constitute federal financial assistance.” (11) Continuing in the same direction, on January 28, 1988, the U .S. Senate (July 9, 1990).
Everyone is on the bandwagon believing they are fighting Communist Core and perhaps winning, but it is a grand illusion, and few see the truth of the matter. Common Core has truly been with us since the 70s. Yet, the new people involved in fighting Common Core State Standards can’t see the forest for the trees! They can’t see the diversion, they can’t see that the left and the right are in bed together to totally destroy all private and religious education, and that includes homeschooling.
The tax-exempt Carnegie Corporation, (education researcher and prolific writer, Dennis Cuddy, PhD, refers to them as the, “Carnegie Department of Education”), has been involved every five years or so with multi-million dollar grants to fund: the National Assessment of Educational Progress – page 91, (the original extremely controversial Common Core); the regional government, Education Commission of the States; the United States-USSR (Soviet) Agreements, 1985, which merged the two education systems; adoption of the Pavlovian/Skinnerian method (Outcomes Based Education) necessary for workforce training, and more recently, Marc Tucker’s “National Alliance for Restructuring Education,” etc. [Link] See Marc Tucker’s letter to Hillary Clinton.
Where are these new people when it comes to the threat of School Choice (charter schools, vouchers, opportunity scholarships, et. al.) which are the mechanisms to destroy the constitutional concept of elected representation itself?
They won’t even mention it. They tell me it’s way over peoples’ heads, it’s too much to throw at them when we need to fight common core, or we’ll handle it later. Duped and fooled. Stupid is as stupid does.
In a missive to fellow researchers, Charlotte Iserbyt, former Senior Policy advisor in Reagan’s Education Department, and author of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, had this to say,
“I want to warn all the wonderful people fighting Communist Core that should they win this battle, their victory may be hollow, since these evil people always have not just one, but many substitute options up their sleeves to offer us, clearly disguised as something they know we will accept. They know that CC is exactly what they have been doing to our children since the seventies at least. The only difference is, they have decided to be open about it now. They have the technology to implement both the curriculum, assessment, and the ability to share data worldwide, to health care agencies, juvenile programs, corporations, etc. All the components have finally merged for the institutionalization of lifelong learning, under the umbrella of the unelected school board. This is most dangerous! The focus on Marxist curriculum, its standards, outcomes, goals, objectives, behaviors, dispositions, psychological Marxist assessment, etc., all have been with us for many years.
Do you get it? The goal of this rotten government control of all education is about eliminating any and all private, religious, or homeschooled education. With one cent of tax money going to a private, religious, or home schooled child, comes all the regulations and control of the federal government!
Still don’t believe me?
The New States Constitution and Education
Let’s just take a quick look at the New States Constitution written decades ago by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and waiting in the wings to replace the 1787 Constitution. The push for a new Constitutional Convention has been exposed several times, not only by this writer, [Link] but by many other knowledgeable sources, including Publius Huldah, [Link] John Birch Society, [Link] Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, [Link] etc.
The people behind the promotion of a new Convention are mostly the phony right wing, the Goldwater Institute (Compact for America), neo-con Mark Levine, Harvard and Professor Lawrence Lessig, the Tea Party Patriots (both Jenny Beth Martin and former cohort, Mark Meckler), Judge Anthony Napolitano, the American Legislative Exchange Council, and others. [Link]
The New States Constitution is written in an “obverse” style which means “forming a counterpart.” As an example, Article I, Section 11, states, “Education shall be provided at public expense for those who meet appropriate test of eligibility.” The “obverse” of this statement is just as important as the statement itself and means, “All education shall be at public expense.” In other words, all education will be funded by taxpayer dollars, resulting in the federal control of all homeschoolers, religious and private schools. What the government funds, the government controls!
Who is Behind Charters/Vouchers and Choice?
In 1934, the Carnegie Corporation said we are going to use the schools to change the US from a free market system to a planned economy. In a planned economy, as in Communist countries, the administration chooses at an early age what your child will do all throughout their lives. They want your child to decide by 5th grade!
This plan was carried out with the signing of the education agreements by President Reagan with the Soviet Union in 1985 and 1988. The Soviet polytech system is being implemented right now with students being tracked into specific training at an early age to suit the needs of the corporate fascist global economy.
Vouchers and education choice originally came from the left and was sold to the right. Now, both the right and left support this shift in emphasis from academics to work force training. This is proven by the fact the elites from both parties, including the globalist, NWO U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the internationalist Aspen Institute, of which UN Agenda 21 Maurice Strong was Director; President Obama, his Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; the Heritage Foundation (whose poster boy is Milton Friedman, originator of vouchers/choice) and all other neo-con Trotskyite groups; AND the globalist Council on Foreign Relations (founded in 1921 by the global-minded Rockefellers) support charter schools and vouchers.
The Duplicity of the Heritage Foundation
And from education researcher, Chey Simonton’s article on the Rockefeller/Heritage Connection, she states, “The top men of the Heritage Foundation, first Weyrich, then Ed Feulner, and now Jim DeMint, with the trust and cooperation of masses of sincerely committed conservatives, have been in a position to further elitist Rockefeller goals. Along with radical World Government advocate, Walter Hoffman of the World Federalist Association, they participated on the 16 member U.S. Commission on Improving the Effectiveness of the United Nations. Working with the US Information Agency, Feulner also participated in facilitating the infamous 1985 US-Soviet Education Technology and Cultural Exchange Agreement. Soviet pedagogy, based on behavioral conditioning (Skinner and Pavlov training of your children) for a compliant collective labor force, is a dream come true for the dozens of multinational corporations funding all the think tanks promoting American education reform. The humanist Carnegie Foundation, a century-long collaborator with Rockefeller philanthropy, facilitated the Soviet side of this Exchange Agreement.”
If you truly want to keep private, religious, and home schooling, you’d better educate your friends and family regarding charters, choice and vouchers.
The desire for total government control of education started long ago. However, back then, we had preachers who told the truth and informed the public. In August of 1933, Dr. J. Gresham Machen, gave the speech, The Necessity of the Christian School. He was Professor of New Testament in Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa. The lecture was given at the Educational Convention held in Chicago under the auspices of the National Union of Christian Schools.
“Every lover of human freedom ought to oppose with all his might the giving of Federal aid to the schools of this country; for Federal aid in the long run inevitably means Federal control, and Federal control means control by a centralized and irresponsible bureaucracy, and control by such a bureaucracy means the death of everything that might make this country great. Against this soul-killing collectivism in education, the Christian school, like the private school, stands as an emphatic protest. In doing so, it is no real enemy of the public schools. On the contrary, the only way in which a state-controlled school can be kept even relatively healthy is through the absolutely free possibility of competition by private schools and church schools; if it once becomes monopolistic, it is the most effective engine of tyranny and intellectual stagnation that has yet been devised.”
Please remember, whatever the government funds with our tax dollars, the government ultimately controls.
Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group.