Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt is an American freelance writer and former senior policy advisor to She is known for writing the book The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America. The book alleges that changes gradually brought into the American. The Orphan Conspiracies by James Morcan Emerging Viruses by Leonard G. Horowitz The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt. The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt. If you live outside of the United States, please read this important information about a.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Dumbinv Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: Paperbackpages. Published September 1st by 3d Research Co first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My question is do people these days actually readand are our tecnologys being used with logic?
Michael Mathew Charoltte opinion only that by misspelling “technologies” your opinion may seem to carry less weight. Lists with This Book. Sep 03, LeahMarie Silverman rated it did not like it Shelves: I read or started to read the Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt because a homeschooling association emailed me the free pdf which is available on the interwebs.
I gotta stop reading these books that homeschoolers love. That would be crazy, right? Well, it is crazy. It i I read or started to read the Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt because a homeschooling association emailed me the free pdf which is available on the interwebs. It is chalk full of crazy. If only this could be satirical, that sentence would be okay. But since it was intentional, it is just sad.
It is basically comes off as the ramblings of an incredibly paranoid person. But, there is no proof any of it is true. Look, I think there is plenty wrong with the public school system in America. This conspiracy business just makes homeschoolers look like a bunch of wackadoodles. Other people have said this was a terrifying read because of what it revealed.
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The only scary thing about this book, to me, is that there are people who believe it. Reading With My Eyes Shut View all 15 celiberate. Dec 15, Roslyn rated it really liked it. This book can be summarized well with a loose quote from the preface: Depiberate a cahrlotte can read, write and compute at a reasonably proficient level, he will be able to do just about anything he wishes with his life, able to control his destiny. Because providing such basic proficiencies is not and should not be an expensive or complicated proposition, it becomes obvious that it is only a radical social agenda to brainwash our children that is the costly proposition–and complicated to hide what’s real This book can be summarized well with a loose quote from the preface: Because providing such basic proficiencies is not and should not be an expensive or complicated proposition, it becomes obvious that it is only a fown social agenda to brainwash our children that is the costly proposition–and complicated to hide what’s really going on.
I couldn’t put this book down.
But I don’t think it is for everyone. It’s extremely important and wow, what an immense amount of work and knowledge the author provides! But it’s not easy reading. It’s a paper trail of extremely annoying political writing and over-complicated attempts by person after person to first appeal to someone’s emotional rather than rational brain and then slip in some tricky language so that everyone agrees with whatever he says.
But sometimes fun if you enjoy the puzzle. And just mostly horrifying. I have never wanted to leave this country more. Crazy how the government documents would have me convinced for fifty pages that the idea came from a good place and would do some good for the kiddies like getting rid of grades and apprenticeships but then how it turns out to be totally evil.
When the government pushes for “no grades” what they are really pushing for is a different kid of grade, grading on things the government values.
So instead of grades that measure work, the “grade-free” report cards are all about a student’s timeliness, attitude, effort, cooperation, responsiveness to authority, etc.
These are the traits that will get you ahead, get you into the good schools, the good jobs–not brain power, but obedience. The more obedient will be rewarded with jobs that give them power. In the 90’s teachers were required in almost all public schools to make behavior part of the kids grade–whether the teacher wanted to or not. It’s all about baby steps. When government pushes for “apprenticeships”, it sounds so good!
I totally support apprenticeships! That’s what I want for my son!
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But reeeeally, when you make apprenticeships part of the school program, you put the government in control of jobs. Kids and parents aren’t out there looking for an apprenticeship that their child wants, the government decides what the kid gets based on his grades in school and remember his most important grade is obedience.
A few more baby steps and now you hcarlotte only get a license to work as a baker if you have done an apprenticeship and you can’t get an apprenticeship without the government I used to think that the schools had been taken over by the Democrats and charlottte why most people couldn’t graduate from college without becoming a liberal, now I know that I was really onto something.
The fact that it took so long shows the weaknesses of behaviorism and the strength of our old values. But baby steps, money, patience, “research,” and years and our country is pretty much socialist but we call it freedom here! Politics will follow ideology. Don’t worry about today’s men. Just take over the schools, brainwash the kids and everything will fall into place!
I am super curious about brainwashing now.
Fascinating that what is taught does not matter as much as how it is taught. It is the methods that make people automatons who cannot think for themselves, not iserbjt subject matter. This country would be a much better place if we all supported abortion, gay marriage, and evolution! But then when those in power decide to “Make them horrible rebels send their kids to public brainwash school, make them horrible hippies vaccinate their babies, make them dissenters take mood-altering drugs, make people eat what we tell them to eat It’s all the same!
There IS another way. My biggest complaint about this book is that I wish Charlotte wrote more. I want to know more of her thoughts about education and solutions.
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And, Vumbing don’t need such a long paper trails. One or two documents per category would have been fine. And I gotta say, I wouldn’t have minded if she held my hand a little more. This book is like Iserbyt got out her file of evidence and published it. I would like her to write a new book with short chapters based around each regulation or educational platform rather than chronology. It could accompany this book so that when she refers to “Project Delibeerate I can flip open this book and read a one page summary about project Instruct, who started it, who is pushing for it, what its real agenda is, etc.
Dear Charlotte, I appreciate your work here so much! Would love to take you to lunch And for parents like me who want to know what I concluded from this book without having to read it: Probably best for you to be the teacher. Remember the quote at the top–With basic math, reading, and writing skills your child will be able to do almost anything he wishes with his life.
This is not a costly or complicated thing to teach your child. And vote for freedom in every area about everything at all time. Vote to take power away from the government. Jan 18, wally rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 09, Zalee Harris rated it it was amazing. A community friend connected me with Chalotte Iserbyt.
She shipped copies of this book and she gave autographed copies of this book to all that attended. For me, this book connected the dots in the research I was doing regarding the education system where I lived.
If you want to understand the process of education reform in America, ajerica book is the road map. Chalotte is working on a new manual. To get prepared for her new release, you must read this book. This is a must have have reference manual for all education advocates. Feb 11, Travis Koch rated it it was amazing.
More Crimes Against Humanity Oct 14, ELB rated it it was amazing. I read this book a few years ago, it is a great book!