Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
May 11, 2015
[Note: The situation in Baltimore looks like the Alinsky Model. Hillary Clinton wrote her senior thesis at Wellesley College on Saul Alinsky, and Barack Obama became a community organizer as a follower of Alinsky. There is an Acknowledgement to Lucifer at the front of Alinsky's RULES FOR RADICALS, and in that book, Alinsky says the community organizer should "rub raw the resentments of the community" and "fan the latent hostilities." Isn't that what occurred in Baltimore?]
In the early 1970s, Michael Lerner (who would become an important adviser to Hillary Clinton) authored THE NEW SOCIALIST REVOLUTION, in which he proclaimed: "Education will be radically transformed in our socialist community...the main emphasis will be on learning how to... live and work collectively....The next level is learning some series of skills, for one's first set of jobs." And in Vladimir Turchenko's THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION AND THE REVOLUTION IN EDUCATION (1976) imported into the United States is described "linking instruction with productive labor" (this is similar to plank 10 of the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO mentioned earlier).
The year after Turchenko's book appears in the United States, on November 17, 1977 U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Mary Berry delivered an address, "The Chinese Experience in Education: What America Stands to Learn," at the University of Illinois. She revealed that the U.S. Office of Education was developing Lifelong Learning programs modeled after the Communist Chinese programs. Two years later, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) was established under President Jimmy Carter, fulfilling a promise he had made to the NEA.
In 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected president, taking office in January 1981. Over the next several years, Carter administration holdovers left the National Institute of Education (within USDOE). One of them, Marc Tucker (an NIE Associate Director) went to the newly established (early 1985) Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy (CFEE). This was after North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt had written an article in PHI DELTA KAPPAN (Fall 1984) advising linking education and the economy, and he suggested to David Hamburg (Carnegie Foundation CEO) that he fund a CFE (and Hunt became Vice-Chairman).
The year after CFEE was begun, Mike Cohen left NIE in 1986 and went to the National Governors Association (NGA). About the same time, Ramsey Selden (who had opposed our efforts to have more intensive systematic phonics taught in schools) left NIE and went to the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) as one of their lead education personnel. The NGA (of which Hunt has been a chairman) and CCSSO would eventually be the lead organizations promoting Common Core.
In the Winter 1987/88 edition of ACTION IN TEACHER EDUCATION, Professors Martin Haberman and James Collins wrote in "The Future of the Teaching Profession" that "schooling is now seen primarily as job training and, for this reason, quite comparable to schooling in non-democratic societies. Once education is redefined as a personal good and as emphasizing preparation for the world of work as its first purpose, our schools can appropriately be compared with those of the USSR."
At the same time as Haberman's and Collins' article appeared, the CFEE changed its name to the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) with board members including David Rockefeller, Jr. and Hillary Clinton. Early in 1989, NCEE produced TO SECURE OUR FUTURE: THE FEDERAL ROLE IN EDUCATION, which would play an important role in framing the issues and shaping the agreements that would be made at the Education Summit held at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville) in September 1989.
George H.W. Bush (Skull & Bones member elected president in November 1988) and the governors of the 50 states met at the Summit and agreed to establish National Education Goals. Even though President Bush was a Republican and had many Republican governors from whom to choose, he selected Gov. Bill Clinton Rhodes scholar) to head the initial work. This is an example of how the Power Elite manages both the political left and right.
Following the summit, the NGA would ask members of NCEE's staff to assist in the development of national education goals (6 but later 8). This process would culminate in the announcement of national education goals by President George H.W. Bush in his January 31,1990 State of the Union address.
In the summer of 1989, NCEE's Board of Trustees created the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce to study the current and future skill needs of our nation's non-college workforce. The Commission then compiled a report, AMERICA'S CHOICE: HIGH SKILLS OR LOW WAGES!, which was released in June 1990.
In February 1990, the U.S. Department of Labor established the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), which was charged with "defining a common core of skills that constitute job readiness in this new economic environment" (note the term "common core," and Gov. Hunt would title his program "JobReady"). In 1992, SCANS issued SKILLS AND TASKS FOR JOBS: A SCANS REPORT FOR AMERICA 2000. This is an example of why the American people should never let the national elite tell the rest of us what to do. On page 3-199 of the report under Responsibility (F13), it states the following: "Milk Cows. To perform this task, the farmer brings cows to a barn early in the morning and sets up milking equipment, and ensures proper operation. The farmer then brings the first cows into the milking parlor and feeds them by attaching milkers....Task ID#: 7131631." These "geniuses" actually said you feed cows by attaching milkers to them !
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