“When we give up on education and we move towards training, civilization dies.” ~ C.S. Lewis
“In order to condition students, verses set to music and repeatedly intoned, are very effective. It is for a future scientist to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black.” ~ Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society
“Charlotte Iserbyt, author of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of Education under the Reagan Administration and was one of the most important whistleblowers of our time. Iserbyt discovered documents from the United Nations (UN) revealing a plan to streamline and intellectually trivialize the populations of the world through the education system. Although clearly a member of the establishment, Iserbyt had the courage to unmask the UN’s worldwide agenda of removing absolute values of right and wrong that enable independent thinking and problem-solving capacities, and instead instill servile behaviorism that can be molded and conditioned by media and authorities. Education, she said, was to be changed from content-based knowledge to performance-based behavior in order to train “workers,” not thinkers—and not leaders.
‘We’re developing people that are totally dependent upon rewards for doing what the government wants.’
A lady of courage and culture and a great soul, Charlotte Iserbyt’s voice and warnings will continue to resound and wake up many.”
Charlotte Iserbyt herself considered this interview from 2000 or 2001 as one of her most important recorded conversations on the topic.
See also The Scientific Destruction of Minds (Prisonplanet.tv documentary)