Today, we dive into an education update featuring an expert on the topic as we discuss some little-known history and a few key players that have brought us to the current failing state of the public schools in America. Standards and test scores – not to mention faith and morality – continue to rapidly decline in government schools. What can be done to reverse these trends?
Alex Newman is an award-winning journalist, international correspondent, educator, author, and consultant. In addition to serving as a writer and media personality for FreedomProject, Alex is foreign correspondent for The New American magazine, contributor to World Net Daily, and president of the media and information consulting firm Liberty Sentinel Media.
He has a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida with an emphasis in economics and international relations. He has lived in seven countries on four continents and speaks multiple languages. His work has been cited by governments and major media outlets.
Newman has co-authored two books, including a major exposé of American schools: Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children (with the late Sam Blumenfeld).
“In the United States another form of utopians, the “progressives,” have tried to destroy traditional America by strategically dumbing down her people. America’s future is being crippled on purpose in order to fundamentally transform the nation, its values, and its system of government. Laid out a century ago by progressive luminary John Dewey, the fruits of his schemes are plain to see today.”
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Widely recognized as the founding father of America’s “progressive” public education system, John Dewey was a man on an unprecedented religious mission. With more fervor and devotion than many Christian missionaries or Islamic jihadists, he set out to win America over to his religious worldview.
Like the collectivists whose shoulders he stood upon, government-controlled education was Dewey’s weapon of choice.
The real story of government education can be traced to a long-forgotten communist commune in Indiana called “New Harmony,” and its eccentric founder. Established in the 1820s by Robert Owen, a Welsh Utopian who rejected Christianity and private property, the idea behind the settlement was to show the world that collectivism was actually superior to individualism.
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