One of the more disturbing aspects of the U.S. Department of Education is its obsession with data collection. But it all makes perfect sense if you see it from the point of view of the educational totalitarians whose aim it is to use behavioral psychology for the purpose of modifying and controlling human behavior.

In his new book, Plundered: How Progressive Ideology Is Destroying America, Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D., claims that “America is at war” and most Americans “don’t know it.” He exposes the harm being done to America by progressives (socialists) who have achieved great influence in government and in both the Democratic and Republican parties, and he outlines a program to rescue America and return the nation he loves to the principles of good government.

 In John Dewey’s article of 1898, “The Primary Education Fetich,” in which he warned his progressive colleagues that “change must come gradually,” lest it arouse violent resistance on the part of parents and taxpayers, he outlined his plan for how all of this was to be carried out.

 

After 35 years of research, I can state without equivocation that the prime mover responsible for the change in primary reading instruction, which has led to the decline in literacy in America, was none other than John Dewey, who is usually worshiped by liberals as the "father of progressive education."

 

Dr. Richard Pan’s bill, AB 2019, to require a doctor to "sign off" on parents' decisions not to innoculate their children will wind up enforcing that innoculation. During a public hearing, Dawn Richardson, Director of Advocacy for the National Vaccination Information Center (NVIC), showed up to explain why she and her organization opposed the bill.

The purpose of drugging kids with Ritalin, Adderall, and other similar medications is to relieve the disruptive hyperactive behavior these children exhibit in school as their brains are gradually being injured by their educators.

 

Contrary to President Obama's claims, laying off public-school teachers won't hurt educational outcomes or the economy; in fact, it will do just the opposite says the free market Cato Institute’s Andrew Coulson.

 

Now that the Supreme Court has effectively rewritten the Affordable Care Act to find the mandate to purchase health insurance constitutional and President Obama has been implementing some of his legislative agenda with executive orders, members of Congress might wonder if they really are the nation's lawmakers.

Contributing to the delinquency of a minor has long been considered a crime. Parents who have permitted teenagers to drink liquor at parties in their homes have been charged with this crime. Adult seducers of under-age teenage girls have also been charged with this crime. But in schools, where pornographic sex education is used to introduce children to premarital, recreational sex, the crime of contributing to the delinquency of a minor is permitted.

Having taught economics at a number of colleges for a number of years, I especially welcomed a feature article in the June 22nd issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, on how economics courses with the same name can be very different at different colleges. It can also be very different when the course is taught by professors in the same department who have different approaches.

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