“Most of us here were, at one time or another, active in either the O.S.S., the State Department, or the European Economic Administration. During those times, and without exception, we operated under directives issued by the White House, the substance of which was to the effect that we should make every effort to so alter life in the United States as to make possible a comfortable merger with the Soviet Union. We are continuing to be guided by just such directives.”  -H. Rowan Gaither (Source)

Is it too far-fetched to believe that in 1953 the President of  the Ford Foundation, the late Rowan Gaither, knew that charter schools, or some new form of public school governance, would be necessary to carry out the Soviet Polytech (workforce training) part of the “merger with the Soviet Union?”  Charter (contract schools) are also in Russia.

THE DAILY PROGRESS (Charlottesville, Virginia) carried Norman Dodd’s obituary in its January 30, 1987 edition. The tribute read in part:

Mr. Dodd’s earlier suspicions of a political and economic conspiracy were confirmed. During his research for this committee [the Reece Committee], the president of the Ford Foundation, H. Rowan Gaither, Jr. told him that some of the giant foundations, including Ford, were working under directives from the White House to so alter life in America as to make possible a comfortable merger with the Soviet Union.

In light of this piece of factual information, connect the following dots. . .

Charter School Master Minds: Paul Berman and Paul Hill

Both Paul Berman and Paul Hill, longtime researchers for the Rand Corporation, are two of the most prominent master minds behind charter schools with their Communist unelected council form of government. Note these two key points in the excerpt from Berman paper below:

  1. Reference to preparation for different careers.
  2. Notice the phrase “A publicly elected school-level board.” The average reader may take that to mean traditionally elected school board. “Publicly-elected school-level board” means boards elected by the parents and taxpayers whose children attend that particular school. Traditional public school governance is by board members elected by 100% of the taxpayers of a municipality. The new definition of school board does not represent ALL municipal taxpayers, although they are paying taxes for the operation of the charter school. So, they have no say in the operations of such a school. This is known as taxation without representation.

Paul Berman, the Executive Director for the Center for Policy Alternatives, and President of BW Associates, a consulting firm specializing in policy research and analysis in Berkeley, California, authored a key document, “The Next Step: The Minnesota Plan (Phi Delta Kappan: Washington, D.C., Nov. 1985). Excerpts from this Minnesota Plan are contained in my book the deliberate dumbing down of america, Appendix X, p. A-43:

The challenge for American education is to provide a common and equivalent educational experience for all students and to prepare them for different careers. The comprehensive high school has not and cannot… meet either goal adequately…. The restructuring… offers a different approach to realizing these dual objectives of American education. All students would concentrate on a core academic program in grades 7 through 10 and then, in grades 11 and 12, choose further education that matches their career aspirations.

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Written by: CHARLOTTE ISERBYT Former Assistant Secretary of Education to President Reagan


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