Thursday, January 8, 2009

Fed Ed

Allen Quist wrote the book Fed Ed: The New Federal Curriculum and How It's Enforced . He is a Fed Edcollege professor, business owner, former Minnesota stat legislator, and father of ten children.

"Virtually every state in the Union is scrambling to radically change its education system. Few people realized that these changes are largely being driven by the fine print in federal laws first passed in 1994. It's the new Federal Curriculum, and it's contrary to everything America stands for."

Take a couple of minutes to watch this video. You may be surprised by what you see.

Phyllis Schlafly says in reference to this book, "Many Americans are sensing that something is very much amiss with our system of education...This book is one of the most important works of our time."

I think many of us have an underlying suspicion that this sort of thing is going on, but nothing concrete to prove our theories, until now.

He breaks down the agenda of the new Federal Curriculum chapter by chapter explaining in detail what Multiculturalism, Totalitarianism, and Environmentalism is and then how they plan to teach this using their own words from The National Standards for Civics and Government, a textbook for High School students entitled We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution, as well as many addition resources.

Chapter by chapter I was all the more thankful for my decision to homeschool. There were two points that the author made mention that were the goals of the FedEd curriculum that seemed to bother me quite a bit and they were:

1) "By requiring 8th graders to have careers, society avoids "wasting resources" on their training. The idea is that someone going into truck driving or sales clerking doesn't need much math, biology or literature, so he or she won't study that much of it.

Our children are now being viewed the same way we view the stock market- any investment should produce a profit, and if it won't produce a profit, the investment won't be made. That is, our children are not to learn anything that will not make them a more valuable resource to business."


2) "...the new education system frequently refers to students as being human resources. Resources for what? ....for large corporations. (Just as businesses need electricity, steel, glass, plastics, and the like to make their products, they also need human resources.) "

I had always wondered what that term meant that is being used more and more.

He knows what he's talking about and it increased my knowledge of what REALLY is happening with the schools and what exactly their agenda is.

The Declaration of Independence states,

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Our rights are slowly being taken away. Homeschooling is always under attack. I thank Heavenly Father that we still have some freedoms left and the freedom to homeschool how we feel inspired to is still here. That doesn't leave us off the hook from preserving these freedoms. They are slowly being stolen away one law at a time. Keep informed and use your voice!

More Reading on this book and topic:

FedEd: Education for Global Government
The Abe Report: Fed Ed

1 comment:

texasblu said...

Thanks for the heads up - we'll have to somehow get a copy soon!