Education

The Mental Dismemberment of Children

This past Halloween I had an opportunity to take part in an activity that I haven’t done in a couple of decades- hand out candy to the children on Beggers Night. It was fun to see the creative costumes. Some of beautiful princesses; others, usually the boys, dressed as scary monsters from movies. The scariest was, hands down, a young man who dressed up as Michael Meyers from the Halloween movies. Even the other kids wanted to stay clear of him. He had it down so well, the jump suit, the walk. He said nothing as he approached, we carefully put the goodies in his bag. A few of the kids simply wore outfits to look like bums or super heroes. I remember doing similar things as I prepared to rush the neighborhood in a contest to see how much I could collect. It was a good time with fine ...
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The First Step in Liquidating a Culture… ERASE its Memory

What happens when the forces of evil gain power and the necessary technology to destroy an entire culture for their own means? That is the story of my new political thriller entitled ERASE. ERASE is set in today’s America. Every government policy I use in the story already exists in our system. Much of the dialog I have given to my characters was said by real policy makers. Many of the scenes in the book really happened. And many of my characters are based on people you may recognize. In my pages they are forced to clearly express their true intentions. It’s not sugar coated! As Jay Lehr of the Heartland Institute said of ERASE: “The book has all the ingredients of a mystery thriller including murder, mayhem and intrigue, villains, heroes and heroines - but all placed in a framework of today's reality only slightly exaggerated for impact.” If ...
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Reading to your children – the next taboo for Social Justice

Political correctness has been with us a long time; Social Justice for almost as long.  Many people did not understand the implications.  Many still don’t – some because they have been brainwashed to follow the crowd, some because they haven’t taken the time to think it out.  The article below is a good one to work with to show every person the fallacy and sickness of Social Justice (political correctness run amok). Because some parents can’t/won’t/don’t read to their children at bedtime then no one should, otherwise that gives their children a leg up on the children who aren’t receiving their parent’s attention. Is there a single person out there who doesn’t see the irony in this? Understand that Social Justice is not about equal rights but about everyone being equally dumbed down to the status of a global village idiot that doesn’t question authority and serves simply as a ...
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The Real Root of School Violence

In the brave new world of the very near future, children will enter their public schools passing police checkpoints, surveillance cameras, metal detectors, X-ray scanners and warrantless physical searches. Parents will relax, knowing their child is now “SAFE.” No violent evil doers will be able to get past that wall of security. But what none of the checkpoints, scanners and cameras will detect is the child who walks right past, armed to the teeth with a hidden weapon actually enforced on him by the school itself. The weapon comes in many names and varieties: Ritlin, Luvox, Prozac, Zoloft, Cymbalta, Paxil, and more. Each weapon lovingly loaded into their child by concerned parents before they send them off to their “safe” school. And while the child’s backpack and pockets are checked by the armed force on the way in, the pharmaceutical poison is building up in his blood system, racing to ...
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American Education Fails Because It Isn’t Education

The debate over public education grows more heated. Regularly, reports are released showing that the academic abilities of American students continue to fall when compared to those in other countries. Twenty years ago the U.S. ranked first in the world in the number of young adults who had high school diplomas and college degrees. Today we rank ninth and seventh, respectively, among industrialized nations. Compared to Europe and Asia, 15-year-olds in the United States are below average in applying math skills to real-life tasks. The United States ranks 18 out of 24 industrialized nations in terms of relative effectiveness of its education system. Knowledge in history, geography, grammar, civics and literature are all in decline in terms of academic understanding and achievement. To solve the crisis, politicians, community leaders, and the education community all preach the same mantra. Students fail, they tell us, because “expectations haven’t been set high enough.” ...
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“CIVIL EDUCATION” The New Fad To Train Your Child To Work In A Soup Kitchen!

After Hillary is through singing to your babies, you will be able to send them into the school house of the future. Here, they will enter a program that links schools with communities and social services - all part of a concerted commitment to what is being called "civil education." A monster called the "Partnering Initiative on Education," which says it represents more than 106,000 schools and universities, controlling more than 64 million students, is ready to announce a model program that will involve students in a range of social service activities like food drives, environmental projects and working with the elderly. Proponents say the initiative is especially important at a time "when the notion of restoring a sense of community is so much a part of the national debate and when the educational spotlight has increasingly been on a push for higher test scores, better tests and more rigorous ...
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Destroying America from Inside the Classroom

February 22, 2010 By Tom DeWeese I have reported many times in the pages of the DeWeese Report about how public school classrooms are being used, not for the teaching of academic knowledge, but for behavior modification to change the student’s attitudes, values and beliefs. Barack Obama is now driving to control classroom curriculum based on United Nation’s Globalism. Many parents want to deny this is happening. “Not in my child’s school,” they tell me. If you still don’t believe it’s happening in EVERY school that takes public money, then read below, open your eyes, and know the truth about what happens to your child in the schools you send them to every day. “My 14- year-old Daughter Pearl is a freshman at Ft. Myers High School and my 11-year-old daughter Lily is in 5th grade at Three Oaks Elementary. Here are some of the things they have relayed to ...
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Why is Public Education Failing?

December 17, 2007 By Tom DeWeese It’s a fact. Most of today’s school children can barely read or write. They can’t perform math problems without a calculator. They barely know who the Founding Fathers were and know even less of their achievements. Most can’t tell you the name of the President of the United States. It’s pure and simple; today’s children aren’t coming out of school with an academics education. Colleges know it. They have to set up remedial courses for incoming freshmen just to prepare them for classes. Parents know it. Their children grow dumber everyday. The politicians say they know it. They hold hearings to grill education "experts," and they hold high-powered education "summits" to debate and discuss the "problem." And they keep coming up with more federal programs and dictate more standards and spend more taxpayer dollars to fix the problem. But the problem continues to explode ...
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American Education Fails Because It Isn’t Education

December 7, 2007 By Tom DeWeese The debate over public education grows more heated. Regularly, reports are released showing that the academic abilities of American students continue to fall when compared to those in other countries. Twenty years ago the U.S. ranked first in the world in the number of young adults who had high school diplomas and college degrees. Today we rank ninth and seventh, respectively, among industrialized nations. Compared to Europe and Asia, 15-year-olds in the United States are below average in applying math skills to real-life tasks. The United States ranks 18 out of 24 industrialized nations in terms of relative effectiveness of its education system. Knowledge in history, geography, grammar, civics and literature are all in decline in terms of academic understanding and achievement. To solve the crisis, politicians, community leaders, and the education community all preach the same mantra. Students fail, they tell us, because ...
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Critical Thinking: or Making Me the Straw Man

May 10, 2006 By Tom DeWeese They are one of the biggest publishers of textbooks in the world, and they wanted to use some of my writings in one of their products. My first thought was, "Gee, I’m coming up in the world." The second was, "How do they intend to use it?" So I asked for a sample. A good thing I did. The textbook will be entitled "Invitation to Critical Thinking," and apparently will be distributed to children’s classrooms in Canada. It will cost the schools $59 each. "Critical Thinking," of course, is a major tool in the arsenal of today’s restructured government schools that are designed, not to educate, but to indoctrinate. Education expert Charlotte Iserbyt, in her landmark book, "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America," describes Critical Thinking as "challenging students’ fixed beliefs." It’s a tool to get them to question their values system. Of course, ...
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Why We Need “The Freedom In Education Act”

December 12, 2005 By Tom DeWeese Your elected representatives in Congress deny that this nation has a mandatory federal education curriculum. Congress hides the fact behind the historic arrangement of state and local control of schools. The federal government denies that there is a federal curriculum that teaches world government over national sovereignty. Your Representatives in Congress are in the dark and the federal government is lying. The fact is, the building blocks of world government are being taught in a number of ways. There are several specific programs in today’s education curriculum designed to promote global government. The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) created by the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in now in more than 500 American public schools and the federal Department of Education is helping to fund it. UNESCO says, "the program remains committed to changing children’s values so they think globally, rather than ...
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It Takes a Village to Destroy a Child

November 8, 2005 By Tom DeWeese In the old days, children were warned not to smoke because it would stunt their growth. Apparently the same warning can now be issued on Ritalin. Researchers at the University of Sydney have analyzed 29 separate studies on the subject and have concluded that there is indication that some Ritalin users may experience slow or even stunted growth. "Parents should expect their children to lose some weight and grow more slowly for a time after starting on stimulant medication, and this should be monitored, " says pediatrician Sally Poulton of the University. Two of the studies reviewed by Poulton and colleagues suggest that children who experience nausea and vomiting as an early side effect of Ritalin may be uniquely vulnerable to slow growth. University of Iowa psychologist John R. Kramer, PhD, who led one of the research teams, said that this small sub group ...
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Is Your Church Teaching Pagan Earth Worship In Sunday School?

January 17, 2005 By Tom DeWeese Many parents have sought to protect their children from the behavior-modification programs that have taken the place of academic education in public schools. To escape the assault of Outcome-Based Education (OBE), multi-culturalism, and workforce training programs, parents in ever-increasing numbers are placing their children in private schools or are home-schooling. Public schools, and even some private schools, spend valuable classroom time engaged in "cooperative" learning (group learning) encounter sessions and discussion groups that employ pop psychology that teachers are simply not qualified to apply. These programs are designed for a very specific purpose—to change the attitudes, values and beliefs of your children in order to prepare them to be proper environmental citizens in the "sustainable" global village. Such behavior-modification programs are the very root of the destruction of America's public education system. In spite of the "school wars," parents have felt safe taking their ...
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UN Poisoning US Education with Our Tax Dollars

March 19, 2004 By Tom DeWeese The Bush administration’s schizophrenic relationship with the United Nations continues unabated. It is dazzling to watch one part of the administration rebuke the UN for failing to respond to the threats of dictatorships to American security while another zealously takes up a UN program designed to create a generation of Americans educated to believe in a system of global government. It is astonishing that the Bush administration has begun issuing grants to help spread a United Nations propaganda program that describes itself as a “universal curriculum” for teaching global citizenship, peace studies and equality of world cultures. The US Department of Education has issued its first $1.2 million grant to implement the UN’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program to middle schools that are to become feeder schools for the IB’ s high school diploma program in low-income school districts. The IB program had been adopted ...
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“New Civics” means Global Governance”

October 28, 2003 By Tom DeWeese The Declaration of Independence is quite clear about where government power is supposed to come from. It says "…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed." In other words, the people of the United States give power to the Government. Government does not have the power to "grant" our rights. Where, according to The Declaration, does such an idea come from? According to the Declaration, such ideas are "Self-Evident." Or, in the language of today’s youth, "DUH!" So, given that The Declaration Of Independence is one of the two most important documents in the history of the United States, one would expect that such concepts would be the very foundation of the civics curriculum in our nation’s public schools. Well, DUH! Not if the Center for Civics Education (CCE) succeeds in bamboozling Congress into passing H.R. 1078, ...
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Bang, Bang, My Baby Shot Me Down…

July 30, 2003 By Tom DeWeese What would you do if a seven-year-old kid walked into a store where you were working or shopping and brandished a gun and said he was robbing the place? I’d slap his rear and take him home to his mother. Liberals shake in their shoes and misplace their backbones with legislation to ban toy guns. It’s all true. A seven-year-old child in Annapolis, Maryland, walked into a video store holding a toy gun and announced he was holding up the place. Now, Alderman Cynthia Carter has introduced legislation in the Annapolis City Council to, not only ban all toy guns, but also to fine parents of any children caught playing with them – even in their own yards. What a senseless abuse of government power! When I was kid my heroes were Roy Rogers and Hopalong Cassidy. They carried guns and so did I ...
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Center Opposes ‘Green Welfare’ Funding For EPA ‘Attitude’ Training In Nation’s Schools

"When are Republican Congressmen going to wake up to the realization that the Environmental Protection Agency is perilously close to being a subversive entity within our government?" asks Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center. The Center has called on its supporters to contact Congressman Michael Castle (R-DE) whose bill, H.R. 4745, would provide funding to the EPA to cultivate "proper environmental attitudes" in the nation's school children. "Just what attitudes would that be?" asks DeWeese. "An attitude that feeds the catastrophic forest fires we're experiencing by not cutting down a tree for any reason? An attitude that puts everyone at risk of pest-borne diseases by banning pesticides that have protected people for decades? An attitude that mandates reformulated gasoline that has driven up the cost to drivers? An attitude that mandated MTBE, a gasoline additive that is now poisoning water supplies around the nation? An attitude that ignores ...
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The Parent Trainers: The Coming Invasion of In-Home Social Workers

By Stan Watson, Ph.D. Director of Research, Alabama Family Alliance It is estimated that substantiated reports of child abuse and neglect only involve approximately 1.5 percent of all children. Actual child deaths as a result of abuse are a small fraction of even these cases. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect have been declining for four straight years. This hasn't stopped policy makers from coming up with "big government" solutions to this rare and declining problem. In 1991, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect recommended that "the federal government should begin planning for the sequential implementation of a universal, voluntary neonatal home visitation system" The homes of new parents would be subject to visitors who would teach parenting skills and monitor these homes for possible abuse. In 1992, Prevent Child Abuse America, an advocacy group, launched ...
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Drugging Our Children to Death

January 2, 2003 By Tom DeWeese The new year calls to us to save the many children in our nation's schools who will be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and prescribed mind-altering drugs. This evil grows exponentially and, with it, the tragedies whose stories are rising to the surface of public notice. This pseudo-psychological racket is big business. Sales of pharmaceuticals to treat DHD snowballed to $758 million in the year 2000, and show no signs of slowing down. However, more and more parents are growing skeptical of the diagnoses and subsequent coercive drugging of their children. Spurred by tragedy, some are fighting back. Lawrence Smith of Michigan and Vicky Dunkle of Pennsylvania both tragically lost their children to psychiatric drugs prescribed to treat their ADHD. Mr. Smith's 14-year-old son, Matthew died of a heart attack he had while skateboarding. The coroner determined his death was caused by ...
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Restructuring Education For the Global Village

By Tom DeWeese As Americans, let us review the options now being presented to us to determine our future and how we will live it. First, we have the Constitution of The United States, written by our founding fathers. They were principled men who searched the world over, studying every kind of government before deciding which should be ours. They sought a government that would protect our property, our wealth, our individual liberty and our ability to control our own happiness. On the other hand, we are now offered the UN’s Charter for Global Democracy. Written by power-hungry, money grabbing, whining socialists who see it as an opportunity to redistribute U.S. wealth and power into their own pockets. The U.S. Constitution gives us representative government whereby the people choose their leaders and the policies that will govern us. With the UN’s Charter for Global Democracy we get non-elected rulers answerable ...
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