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Iserbyt Choice is Death

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With vouchers, the government will exerteven
more
control and manipulation over
 pri-vate
schools than it does over
 public
schools.The Paris newspaper, LeFigaro, com-mented in 1983 regarding France’s accep-tance of state funding of its private schoolsand subsequent state control: “The proposi-tions of Education Minister Alain Savery onthe future of private education are equiva-lent to a sentence of death.”The dumbing down of public educationwas deliberate, in order to get the privatesector unwittingly to call for and acceptphony “controlled” school choice proposalsnecessary for the implementation of theCarnegie Corporation’s 1934 plan to changeour economic system from free market tocollectivist, as spelled out in 1934 in its littlebook, “Conclusions and Recommendationsfor the Social Studies.This plan was also facilitated by the car-rying out of the education agreements signedby Carnegie and President Regan with theSoviet Union in 1985. The Soviet polytechsystem is being implemented right now inthe United States with students tracked intospecific training at an early age and later into job slots (Soviet quota system) to suit theneeds of the corporate fascist globaleconomy.
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“Obviously, the overriding public benefit in this case is government control of all education.” 
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And conservatives believe the teacherunions do not support choice? The late AlbertShanker, president of the American Federa-tion of Teachers, said: “It may be that wecan’t get the big changes we need withoutchoice.” The NEA’s “1975 Cardinal Prin-ciples of Education” published in the Sep-tember 1976 issue of the NEA journal,Today’s Education. Public school teachersare the pawns in this game, unaware in mostcases of what is taking place behind thescenes.Isn’t it interesting that Chester Finn, a ma- jor change agent involved in federal educa-tion since the late sixties (he wrote America2000 for President George Bush Sr.!), wasonce opposed to school choice but is now a
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School vouchers to pay forprivate/religious educationwill dumb down all education
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B
Y
C
HARLOTTE
T
HOMPSON
I
SERBYT
Times Record Contributor 
The Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision(conservatives in the majority) allowingvouchers to pay for private/religious educa-tion will dumb down all education.I can already hear the howling fromvoucher-supporting conservatives when thegovernment lands on a private school deny-ing it the right to determine “what is rightand what is wrong” related to curriculum,testing, hiring procedures, the Pledge of Al-legiance, etc.Is school choice a plot to implement thesocialist, corporate fascist, workforce train-ing agenda for the global planned economy?You betcha.This decision will carry out the long-stand-ing internationalist goal of total control of alleducation, public and private, including re-ligious and home school, through the dollar.The late Robert Hutchins, former presi-dent of the University of Chicago and a sup-porter of world government, would be ec-static over the voucher decision. In an ar-ticle by Virgil C. Blum in the Commonweal,Jan. 31, 1964 titled “Freedom and Equality”Blum says:“Dr. Robert M. Hutchins sees no consti-tutional difficulty in federal aid for the edu-cation of church-related school children insecular subjects. The benefit that accrues toreligion, Hutchins argues, is ‘incidental toan overriding public benefit.’” Obviously, the
overriding public benefit 
in this case is gov-ernment control of all education.
 Accountability
to the government is the is-sue. Federal law requires that recipients of federal monies conform their activities tofederal regulations.In 1982, while working on a U.S. Depart-ment of Education technology grant to theNational Education Association, I found thefollowing admission of control over the
 pub-lic
schools: “Project Design Features: WhatWe Can Control or Manipulate.”strong supporter of the voucher proposal?Finn said in “Public Support for Private Edu-cation” (American Education, May 1982),“Short of scattering money in the streets orhanding it out to everyone who wants some,the funding agency must define eligible re-cipients… This means in a word, ‘regulation,’the inevitable concomitant of public finan-cial support.”Finn also serves on the Governing Boardfor the National Assessment for EducationalProgress mandated for all schools by Presi-dent Bush. The NAEP is a form of test whichmeasures accountability to politically-correctgovernment viewpoints and workforce be-haviors. The NAEP will determine compli-ance with accountability standards and there-fore will control who receives vouchers. Thatis the reason vouchers will eliminate privateeducation as it is presently constituted.
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“Whether our new government form will be corporate fascism, socialism or communismremains to be seen.” 
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The voucher decision finalizes the ex-change of our highly successful free marketsystem and republican form of governmentfor a failed “ism” form of government.Whether our new government form will becorporate fascism, socialism or communism(all of which differ only in minor ways) re-mains to be seen.Karl Marx called for a combination of edu-cation with industrial production.” And theglobal economic system/government beingimplemented today in the United States doesexactly that and is what Lenin called for: In-ternational socialism.Note: Contributions to this article fromBarbara M. Morris, “Tuition Tax Credits…AResponsible Appraisal,” 1983; Billy Lyon,“Connections and Conflicts of Interest (Or,There Ought to Be an Investigation!)” 1992;and Ann Herzer, public school teacher andreading expert.
 —The Times Record • Fri., July 19, 2002 •Commentary (p.23):
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C
HARLOTTE
T
HOMPSON
I
SERBYT
 , former se-nior policy advisor, U.S. Department of Edu-cation, and author of “the deliberated dumbing down of america…A Chronologi-cal Paper Trail,” 1999; 3rd printing, 2001.
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Choice is death sentence forprivate and home education

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