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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
New books I recommend: E. D. Hirsch: The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them, Diane McGovern's, Why Our Children Can't Read And What We Can Do About It, Diane Ravitch, Left Behind.
* Robert Holland, Not With My Child You Don't: A Citizen's Guide to Eradicating OBE and Restoring Education, 1995, Chesapeake Capital Services, Citizen Projects Publishing Division, 500 Forest Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23229. Not With My Child You Don't: A Citizen's Guide to Eradicating OBE and Restoring Education, 1995, Chesapeake Capital Services, Citizen Projects Publishing Division, 500 Forest Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23229. To order a copy of Not With My Child You Don't, call 1-800-555-7606. (The cost is $12.95 + $2.50 shipping and handling.) Send correspondence about book inquiries and requests for autographed copies to: Robert Holland, P.O. Box 70787, Richmond, VA 23255. RHolland@timesdispatch.com
B. K. Eakman, Educating for the New World Order, Halcyon House, Portland, Oregon: 1991. This is the incredible story of how one gutsy woman stood the whole education establishment on its head and forced a cabinet-level government agency to obey the law. What began as a simple citizen complaint against a local school district resulted in a massive investigation-and cover-up- of irregularities in this nation's education system dating as far back as 1965. Education bureaucrats in Pennsylvania never dreamed they would one day be on the losing side of a fight against their Washington counterparts, whom they previously had imagined to be allies. Even less did officials in Washington dream they would be out-maneuvered into opening a Pandora's Box of white papers, position papers, working papers, official memos, appropriations, review boards, `secure' lists, and task forces that eventually would reveal one of the most unique and mind-boggling cases of misrepresentation in American history.
B.K. Eakman, The Cloning of the American Mind, Hampton House Publishers, P.O. Box 53788, Lafayette Louisiana 7050. It is available at 1-800-749-4009. Some of the topics covered in the book are: Delphi Technique, Tavistock, conflict resolution, psychological testing, psychographic surveying, assessments, school health clinics, Kids' First, vouchers, tax credits and of course STW/OBE. MUST READING FOR AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE HISTORY OF HOW EDUCATION BECAME RADICALIZED.
America's Thirty Years War: Who is Winning?
D.L. Cuddy, Ph.D., Secret Records Revealed, Hearthstone Publishing, 1-800-652-1144.
Michael Brunner, Retarding America: the Imprisonment of Potential, Halcyon Publishing, Portland, Oregon or available through the Right to Read Foundation, 3220 N. St. NW, Suite 174, Washington, D.C. 20007 1-800-468-8911. With the enormous surge in illiteracy and violent crime over the past two decades, it is reasonable to ask whether there is a common causative factor. Michael Brunner uncovers startling statistics and unexpected linkages in this easy-to-read, fast paced book.
Rudolph Flesch, Why Johnny Can't Read, Right to Read Foundation, 3220 N. St. NW, Suite 174, Washington, D.C. 20007 1-800-468-8911. The classic book on phonics that started a revolution. Endorsed by Reader's Digest, Rudolph Flesch's Why Johnny is a brilliant masterpiece that is a must for every family and teacher.
Why Johnny Can't Read and Why Johnny Still Can't Read -Dr. Rudolph Flesch. Reading Reform Foundation PO Box 98785 Tacoma, WA 98498-0785 (253) 588-3436
"Duh!" by Dave Mundy will retail for $15.95 (hardback, 195 pages). "Duh!" is also available now online at barnesandnoble.com (ISBN 1-892298-00-7), or you can order directly from the publisher online at http://members.xoom.com/abique. What's the real agenda behind "education reform?" The truth is alarming. Abique Books of Plano announces the July 1 release of "Duh! Texas: A Case Study in Educational Takeover," Dave Mundy's hard-hitting look at "education reform." Based on his award-winning newspaper coverage in The Katy Times of the often-acrimonious Texas education debate in 1996-97, Mundy traces the roots of "reform" from the local level to the state level to the national level in a hard-hitting work which tells the reader the truth about where "reform" came from, where it is, and where it's headed. Focusing on Texas, Mundy also shows the connections between what happened in that state with what has happened and is happening in other states, clearly identifying the national agenda behind the continuing "crisis" in public education. U.S. Congressman Ron Paul says: "Everyone concerned about our nation's future must read Dave Mundy's brilliant expose' of the education establishment's plans for America's children ... Mundy's book also provides a blueprint for grassroots Americans wishing to get involved in the battle over education by showing how freedom-lovers in Texas mobilized to resist the so-called education 'reforms' that threaten the very basis of our Constitutional Republic."
George Roche, The Fall of the Ivory Tower: Government Funding, Corruption, and the Bankrupting of American Higher Education, Washington, D. C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc, 1994. In the most devastating critique of American higher education ever produced, author George Roche explains how and why the smoke screen of success in America's institutions of higher education mask huge deficits, overpaid administrators and professors, and dismal standards of education.
William J. Bennett, Our Children & Our Country: Improving America's Schools & Affirming the Common Culture. As United States Secretary of Education, William J. Bennett has been one of the nation's most controversial political figures. He has invigorated the national debate on education by urging the American people to grapple with the broader issues of the nurture of our children and the defense of the West.
Allen Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students, New York, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. A powerful critique, by a distinguished political philosopher, of the intellectual and moral confusions of our age.
Brannon Howse, Cradle to College:
Stopping the Education Abduction of America's Children Before It's Too Late, New Leaf
Press, Inc., P.O. Box 311, Green Forest, AR 72638. Brannon Howse is the education
advisor to Michael Reagan. In Cradle to College he uncovers the strategy of
the education elite in his thoroughly researched and documented expose' of the educational
programs sweeping across our nation today. Using America's schools and Hollywood
media to carry on their guerrilla warfare against parental values. New Age educators
and their humanistic cronies are on the warpath. Cloaked with vague-sounding names
like Outcome-Based Education and America 2000, these schemes for abducting and
indoctrinating your children must be stopped before it's too late. Discover how they
have already infiltrated classroom, the school board, and even the PTA with their
anti-family, anti-Christian propaganda. An Educational Abduction : Do You
Know What Your Child Is Being Taught?
Berit Kjos, Brave New Schools: Guiding your Child Through the Dangers of the Changing School System, Harvest House Publishers: Eugene Oregon 97402, 1995. Brave New Schools shows how the goals of education have been turned upside-down. Socialization--learning global beliefs and values and politically correct behavior--have replaced academics as the main outcome of education. You may hear nice-sounding promises, but factual learning and individual thinking are out, feelings and group thinking are in. If this international system is put in place by AD 2001 as planned, all children will be monitored through a national computerized data transmission system designed to build a permanent, personal file on every child. No one will be safe from the watchful eyes of those who control the new "school-to-work" system-not children taught at home or in private schools, not their parents, not anyone. So be informed. Learn what you can do to preserve our families and equip our children to stand firm in God's truth -- ready to treasure the nearness of God more precious than the approval of man.With concrete examples from public school material, Berit Kjos demonstrates how myths, feelings, and imagination have replaced facts, logic, and history in our classrooms.
Ron Sunseri, OBE: Understanding
the Truth about Education Reform, Questar Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 1720,
Sisters, Oregon 97759, 1995. Ron Sunseri was elected to the Oregon House of
Representatives in 1990 and was a member when the Oregon Education Reform Act was
introduced in 1991. Concerned about the ramification of such legislature, Ron
launched an in-depth research effort to determine the effects of Outcome-Based Education.
Today, Ron continues to lead the fight to repeal this type of education reform. Outcome
Based Education; Understanding the Truth about Education Reform
Romalda Bishop Spalding, The Writing Road to Reading, Quill, 105 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Originally published in 1957, The Writing Road to Reading is the dynamic introduction to the Spalding Method, which teaches students to hear, say, and write almost simultaneously. In this way, all avenues to the mind reinforce each other in the learning process and the student naturally progresses from writing to reading within a few months. A fully detailed teacher's manual for classroom, home, or tutorial use, this fourth revision is for the child in the beginning grades, the pupil who needs remedial work, or any adult studying English as a second language, who will find learning by this method a practical, quick way of mastering verbal skills.
Teaching Reading at Home : A Supplement to Romalda Spaldings the Writing Road to
Reading/Workbook by Wanda
Charlotte Iserbyt. "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of
America." ($19.95) Not a bad price to learn the real truth told by a woman who
used to be the Senior Advisor for the US Dept. of Education. Conscience Press PO Box 57054
Des Moines, IA 50317-7054 The Great American Con Game
M. Morris, Charlotte
None Dare Call It Education : What's Happening to Our Schools &
An Analysis by Karen L. Holgate, President PARENTS NATIONAL NETWORK Taking America by Executive Order For a copy of "Taking America by Executive Order, Part I" contact PARENTS NATIONAL NETWORK. Or enclose cash or check for $5.00 and mail to: PNN, PO Box 428, Palm Desert, CA 92261-0428. (Part I includes: Executive Orders #13011, 13011 and 13045; along with analyses and documentation.)
Losing Our Language : How Multicultural Classroom Instruction Is Undermining Our Children's Ability to Read, Write, and Reason
Dumbing Down Our Kids : Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves but Can't
Read, Write, or Add
MAGAZINES and NEWSLETTERS
Education Reporter: Subscription to the Education Reporter only: $25.
Right to Read Report, Right to Read Foundation, 3220 N. St. NW, Suite 174, Washington, D.C. 20007 1-800-468-8911.
The Kossor Education Newsletter contains timely, useful information for parents and others who are concerned about public education in America and can be sent to you for one year for $15. Steven Kossor is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist who is in private practice in Pennsylvania. He has debated William Spady and other top promoters of education "reform" and is available as a speaker nationally. He can be reached at (610) 383-1432 anytime. A bound collection of the first three volumes of The Kossor Education Newsletter (200+ pps of analysis and evidence) is available for $35. Volume 4 (spanning 1996) is available as a bound collection for $20.
Parents' Handbook for Successful Schools: A useful handbook is available to help parents assess the quality of their childrens' schools and the instructional methods teachers use. It's called Parents' Handbook for Successful Schools, and was written by Chris Patterson, Director of Education Policy, of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. This handbook is FREE, whether you're ordering individual copies or in bulk quantities. It is an ideal tool for distribution to parent groups. Though small, it has been endorsed by Professors Lynne Cheney, Sandra Stotsky, Mike Mckeown, and other national experts. To get your copies, contact Texas Public Policy Foundation P. O. Box 40519 San Antonio, TX 78229 1-210-614-0080
CRISIS IN EDUCATION
MAGAZINE, Editor Robert
Holland Single Issue Copies: $5.00
The Christian Conscience PO Box 57057 Des Moines, IA 50317-9854 Fax: (515) 262-9854 firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe today & remember request for last month's issue-for those interesting in studying "Sustainable Community Action Plan for your local community. March 1998 "In Whose Hands" April 1998 "The Techno-Feudal Age"
"HELP! Someone Has Stolen My Child: A Report on Education in Indiana," the Honorable Jean Gubbins, The Watchman Foundation, 527 Westchester Blvd., Noblesville, IN 46060, (317) 877-7080. If you are interested in learning more about New Age in curriculum, how government plans to control the Health system through our schools, etc., this is a critical resource. Mrs. Gubbins is a former Indiana State Senator, where she served as Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. She was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the Inter-Governmental Advisory Committee on Education and the National Council on Education Research and Improvement. Mrs. Gubbins is a nationally known researcher and speaker on education and family issues.
Reading, Writing, and Ripped Off Higher Knowledge, 6942 FM 1960 East #219, Humble, Texas 77346 (713) 852-3964 or from the Right to Read Foundation, 3220 N. St. NW, Suite 174, Washington, D.C. 20007 1-800-468-8911. This 60 minute video exposes the incredible tragedy of Whole Language and the Progressive philosophy in public Education today.
Anita Hoge is offering a new video about Medicaid waivers called, "Socialized Healthcare... Through the Backdoor of Your Neighborhood School." Call direct for your "hot off the press" video linking healthcare reform to OBE education reform, featuring Pennsylvania Representative Sam Rohrer. Constitutional Attorney, Kent Masterson Brown, and Education Policy Analyst, Anita Hoge. Cost: $22 plus s/h add $3.00. Call 412-484-7373 or send responses to: 80 Highland Ave., West Alexander, PA 15376 Anita Hoge can be reached through e-mail.
Failing Grades: Canadian Schooling in a Global Economy and Annotated Bibliography, Joe Freedman, M.D. and the Society for Advancing Educational Research. This package may be ordered by sending $19.95 Cdn. ($17.95 U.S.) to Society for Advancing Educational Research, c/o VICOM limited, 11603-165 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 3Z1 Canada; or for just the bibliography send $3.00 (Cdn.) to Society for Advancing Educational Research, 57 Allan Close, Red Deer Alberta, T4R 1A4 Canada. Dr. Freedman got corporate donations to gather the research on what works around the world with education. His information is startling. Excellent resource. Study the bibliography.
Reading Reform Foundation POBox 98785 Tacoma, WA 98498-0785 (253) 588-3436. They take MC and Visa.
Teach Your Child to Read in 60 Days--Delightful Reading--How he taught his two preschool age daughters to read. It includes his 60 day experiences with games and toys which delight while they teach. Paperback 207 pages $3.95
Developmental Phonics for Early Childhood--Martha Kent: Ages 3 1/2-6--A how to book combining the elements of Montessori and Spalding methods giving the teacher a very strong background for teaching young children. Suggests the Primary Phonics Storybooks by Barbara Makar and the Writing Road to Reading by Romalda Spalding ($14.95) as additional books. Plastic spiral bound 8 1/2 X 11"--39 pages 7.50
Primary Phonics Storybooks--Barbara Makar: K through 4--A series of storybooks which give practice reading phonetic principles. Each set introduces new concepts and reviews the ones previously covered. Ten paperback books to a set; approximately 16 pages to a book. Order by Set Number: Set 1: practice with the consonant letters and the short vowels---$15.95 Set 2: practice with the long vowels and the digraphs ie,oc,ee,oa,ai,and ca $15.95 Set 3: practice with plurals, initial and finl blends, compound words and two syllable words $15.95 Set 4: practice with additional consonant blends, words with a vowel followed by r, and consonant digraphs..$15.95 Set 5: practice with plural forms, compound, and two-syllable words; introduces new vowel digraphs--$15.95
Professor Phonics Gives Sound Advice--Sister Monica Foltzer K-3. Student book, Teacher Book, Key word cards and Spelling list. This is a popular program and is used by Marva Collins at her Westside Preparatory School in Chicago. The books are paperback; the student reader (112 pages), the instruction manual (32 pages), the spelling and word list (16 pages), and 38 keyword cards are included. The kit contains all that is needed to teach reading at home or in a classroom... $14.20 Students book--paperback,112 pages $5.80 Student Book--paperback, 52 pages $3.80
You Can Teach Anyone to Read and Spell--Video Tape Cassette, 70 min; recommended for persons wanting to know more about the method and how to teach reading and spelling using Char's method...$55.00
Word Recognition: The Why and the How--Dr. Patrick Groff and Dorothy Seymour: Handbook on how to teach children to recognize words--the indispensable tool for building the final products of the reading process-comprehension; mandatory reading for professors and teachers; hardcover $29.95 Excellent for understanding!!!
Preventing Reading Failure: An Examination of the Myths of Reading Instruction--Dr. Patrick Groff: Recommended reading for everyone concerned with our nation's education, especially those involved with the reading debate and in teaching reading, because it exposes many of the myths that are currently taught to prospective teachers by the colleges of education; in-depth bibliography of reviews of research on phonics; 208 pages; paperback...$16.95
Games: Phonics rummy--Set of 6 individual games; multirange from readiness one syllable words through primary and intermediate; consonant and vowel practice in reading words $26.75
NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education--Samuel Blumenfeld: Evaluation of NEA activities in and out of education...$10.95
Marva Collins' Way--Marva Collins and Civia Tamarkin: America's most outspoken and controversial educator shares her secrets for returning excellence in education and quality in the classrooms. Marva, an effective and an inspirational teacher, demonstrates how parents and teachers can make any child an achiever--$7.95.
Action Reading--George O. Cureton: Multisensory, total reading, writing and spelling program requiring no training, Knowledge of teaching phonics and comprehension built into the instruction manual. Effective in classroom for beginning and remedial reading as well as with illiterate adults and for parents. POBox 5145, Scottsdale, AZ 85261 (602-493-76411).
Open Court Reading and Writing--Beginning reading and remedial programs; phonics foundation; literary content; multisensory total language arts approach, integrating reading and writing; only phonics-based basal reading program available (K-6); Open Court Publishing Company, PO Box 599, Peru, IL 63154-0599 (1800-435-6850).
Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself--Charlotte Lockhart: Logical, orderly, sequential system of teaching phonetic reading, designed for classroom use but can also be used for tutoring or home schooling. The students learn how and why words are spelled and pronounced as they are, analyze the words and learn the meanings. Shows manuscript and cursive writing forms; includes skill tests, detailed illustrations of Char's five phonetic skills and decoding; dictionary and extended skills. Forty-six detailed lessons (e60 pages) and an audio cassette are included. Complete phonics program; additional work should be in vocabulary building, spelling and writing. Teacher's manual...$66.00
Sing, Spell, Read & Write--Sue Dickson: A total language arts, multisensory approach to reading/language arts; program for beginners and "Winning" for pre-teen to adult, International Learning Systems, Inc., PO Box 16032, Chesapeake, VA 23320 (1800 321-TEACH).
Know the problem: I recommend: Lynn Stuter's website: http://www.icehouse.net/lmstuter/graphics.htm
the US Dept. of Labor 202-219-6871 and request the following publications:
1. Learning a Living: A Blueprint for High Performance
> http://www.family.org/cforum/ Citizen Link A Website of Focus on the Family
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