It is hard to know if what is in this video is actually true, but, like with most conspiracy theories, it looks good. Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt was, according to Wikipedia, Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, so she ought to know what she is talking about… but then again, she could be a rogue crank. How to know?

Well, maybe watch the video at least (5 parts of 15 minutes each so far), and see what you think. She claims that the plan is to remove value-based education from the West and use rewards-based education (operant conditioning) so people can be educated to be compliant workers only, with no real ability to think for themselves; then the world, specifically the USA but also more generally, can be merged into a New World Order on an essentially Socialist basis (central planning by what amounts to elite, wealthy, dictators). Maybe they’ll keep a pretence of democracy as they do now.

Certainly, I have wondered in the past why books about thinking skills are so hard to come by these days. I mean really good books, not the gimmicky ones you tend to find. For example, Straight and Crooked Thinking has been missing for decades now, along with several others (although it has recently reappeared in a Teach Yourself Kindle Edition). Once upon a time it was considered important to teach people to think. Now? Not so, despite the empty rhetoric of the education authorities.

[5 parts, 15 minutes each]

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