Friday, August 13, 2010

John Dewey Sabotages American Education

Excellent, excellent read, on the dumbing down in our education system. (Personally, I CAN NOT WAIT for this crap to end) We’re going to have to rewrite history and every other subject taught in K through 12 and beyond!
John Dewey Sabotages American Education
In 1897, the “Father of American Education,” John Dewey (1859-1952) wrote his manifesto “My Pedagogic Creed.” One would expect that the author would explain the basis of his philosophy.
On the contrary, Dewey continually repeated the mantra ” I believe…. I believe… I believe….”. One could hardly find more extended articles of faith in the Christian Bible.
Author Bruce Deitrick Price wrote that Dewey not only subverted education, he subverted the very language of education with his nebulous and purposely vague concepts and theories. And he nominates this gem for the most revealing John Dewey quote of all time: “The mere absorption of facts and truths is so exclusively an individual affair that it tends very naturally to pass into selfishness. There is not obvious social motive for the acquirement of mere learning, there is no clear social gain in success thereat.”
In two sentences, Dewey relegates all art, science, philosophy, history, mathematics, archeology and all related academic fields to the trash heap of irrelevancy. As Price concludes: “All the dumbing down we’ve seen in the last 100 years is right there in that little quote.” And make no mistake: that dumbing down has been both damnable and deliberate.
John Dewey and his friend, the influential Jewish Marxist propagandist, Sidney Hook, saw the American school system as the thin end of the wedge in their deceitful game to slowly build a secular society with no moral absolutes.
Using Rockefeller money to establish the Teachers College in New York (1922), their goal was to create a new generation not quite as bright as their parents; and with every succeeding generation, a copy, the actual content of which — facts, data, objective truth — faded and became less clear and comprehensible.
Replacing mathematics, geography, history and science with cooking, sewing, household management and manual training skills necessary to run machinery, Dewey initiated what Price correctly called “…a slow motion coup, carried out, for all practical purposes, in the dead of night. And thus began 100 years of deceit, disingenuousness and dishonesty.”
Educators were now indoctrinated to accept the viewpoint, based on nothing more than Dewey’s belief, that “what” they taught was irrelevant; how and why they taught were the main considerations.
Price correctly observes that educators now continue “…concocting an infinitude of programs, methodologies, theories, studies, research, insights, slogans and conceptual breakthroughs….” yet all are meaningless when the children are still as dumb as a post and as thick as a brick.
Read More Here: http://www.henrymakow.com/dewey_imports_soviet_education.html

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