"The state must declare the child to be the most
precious treasure of the people as long as government is perceived as working
for the benefit of children, the people happily will endure almost any
curtailment of liberty."
and environment determine
personality and character."
"Any rational action must have a certain aim. It is
rational in the same degree as it pursues its aim consciously and consistently,
and as it determines its means according to this end. To choose the end is
therefore the first thing we have to do if we wish to act rationally; and we
must be careful to determine our real or ultimate ends, from which we must
distinguish clearly those intermediate or partial ends which actually are only
means, or steps on the way, to the ultimate end.
If we neglect this
distinction, then we must also neglect to ask whether these partial ends are
likely to promote the ultimate end, and accordingly, we must fail to act
rationally. These principles, if applied to the realm of political activity,
demand that we must determine our ultimate political aim, or the Ideal State,
before taking any practical action. Only when this ultimate aim is determined,
in rough outline at least, only when we are in possession of something like a
blueprint of the society at which we aim, only then can we begin to consider
the best ways and means for its realization, and to draw up a plan for
practical action. These are the necessary preliminaries of any practical
political move that can be called rational, and especially of social
This, in brief, is the methodological approach which I
call Utopian (social)
piecemeal (social) engineer will, accordingly, adopt the method of
searching for, and fighting against, the greatest and most urgent evils of
society, rather than searching for, and fighting for, its greatest ultimate
good . This difference is far from being merely verbal. In fact, it is the most
important. It is the difference between a reasonable method of improving the
lot of man, and a method which, if really tried, may easily lead to an
intolerable increase in human suffering.
The piecemeal (social) engineer can
claim that a systematic fight against suffering and injustice and war is more
likely to be supported by the approval and agreement of a great number of
people than the fight for the establishment of some ideal." " - Karl
"Public schools open to everyone were basically put
into operation not as a benevolent gesture to spread knowledge, but as a system
to inculcate patriotism, national
values, and fill the job gaps in our social structure, keeping the economic
network running as smoothly as possible. That is why it was made compulsory." -
Current educational systems were designed by
foundations set up by industrialists to inculcate children into their roles in
the industrialized factories, business' and institutions of an industrialized
These educational systems based on the philosophy of
materialistic pragmatism using Prussian methodology inculcated children to live
by the bell, move through life as if on conveyor belts and, most importantly,
to follow instructions mechanically.
This dark tunnel vision of
instruction attempts to create a conforming army of mindless human automatons
with their soul's corrupted by a split between the highly compartmentalized,
contradictory, conflicting thoughts and ideas of specialized mechanized systems
and their life as an organic being.
The descendants of these industrial
corporate barons have attempted to create a robust economy for these mindless
human automatons by creating a never ending stream of "customer service
representatives" , "aggressive telemarketing specialists", "instant food
preparation equipment operators" and "procurement and shipping experts", in
other words mindless "factory" workers or mindless human
The American Council on
Education was founded in 1918 to coordinate the services which educational
institutions and organizations could contribute to the Government in the
national crisis brought about by World War I.
Starting with 14
constituent or founding organizations this formidable and influential agency
has steadily expanded until today its membership is reported to consist of 79
constituent members (national and regional educational associations) ; 64
associate members (national organizations in fields related to education) ; 954
institutional members (universities, colleges, selected private school systems,
educational departments of industrial concerns, voluntary associations of
colleges and universities within the States, large public libraries, etc.) .
The National Education Association was established in 1857 to
elevate character advance the interests of the teaching profession, and to
promote the cause of popular education in the US . Broadly speaking, this
powerful entity concentrates on primary and secondary schools. Its membership
is reported to consist of 520,000 individuals who include, in addition to
teachers, superintendents, school administrators, and school secretaries .
The National Education Association boasts
that it is the only organization that represents or has the possiblity of
representing the great body of teachers in the United States thus inferring a
The League for Industrial Democracy came
into being in 1950, when it was known as the Intercollegiate Socialist
Society, for the purpose of awakening
the intellectuals of this country to the ideas and benefits of socialism.
This organization is comparable to the Fabian Society in England, which
was established in 1884 to spread socialism by
The Progressive Education Association was
established around 1890. Since then it has been active in introducing radical
ideas to education which are now being questioned by many. They include the
idea that the individual must be adjusted to the group as a result of his or
her educational experience, and that democracy is little more than a system for
cooperative living .
The American Historical Association was
established in 1889 to promote historical studies. It is interesting to note
that after giving careful consideration, in 1926, to the social sciences, a
report was published under its auspices in 1934 which concluded that the day of
the individual in the US had come to an end and that the future would be
characterized, inevitably, by some form of collectivism and an increase in the
authority of the State.
Dewey Society was formed in 1936, apparently for the twofold purpose of
conducting research in the field of education and promoting the educational
philosophy of John Dewey, in honor of whom the society was named . It could be
supposed that those who were members of this organization would be devoted to
the premises upon which Mr. Dewey had based his experiments in education since
1896 . Basically, these were pragmatic and a stimulus to empirical thinking.
John Dewey held that ideas were instruments and their truth or falsity depended
upon whether or not they worked successfully .
The broad study which
called our attention to the activities of these organizations has revealed not
only their support by foundations, but has disclosed a degree of cooperation
between them which they have referred to as "an interlock," thus indicating a
concentration of influence and power, By this phrase they indicate they are
bound by a common interest rather than a dependency upon a single source for
capital funds. It is difficult to study their relationship without confirming
this . Likewise, it is difficult to avoid the feeling that their common
interest has led them to cooperate closely with one another and that this
common interest lies in the planning and control of certain aspects of American
life through a combination of the Federal Government and education . This may
explain why the foundations have played such an active role in the promotion of
the social sciences, why they have favored so strongly the employment of social
scientists by the Federal Government, and why they seem to have used their
influence to transform education into an instrument for social change.
HEARINGS BEFORE THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE TAX-EXEMPT
FOUNDATIONS AND COMPARABLE ORGANIZATIONS - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES -
EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS - SECOND SESSION ON House Resolution
"If this finding were to prove
useful to the committee, it would be necessary to define the public interest.
This would be found in the principles
and the form of the Federal Government as expressed in the Constitution.
Subsequent studies were made by the staff of the size, the scope, the
form, and the functions of the Federal Government for the period 1903-53, the
results of which are set forth in detail in the report by Thomas M. McNiece,
assistant research director, labeled "The Economics of the Public
These original studies of
the public interest disclose that during
the 4 years 1933-36 a drastic change took place which constituted a revolution.
Responsibility for the economic welfare of the
American people had been transferred to the executive branch of the Federal
Government, a corresponding change in education had taken place from an impetus
outside of the local community, and this revolution had occurred without
violence and with full consent of an overwhelming majority of the
In seeking to explain this unprecedented phenomenon,
subsequent studies clearly showed it could not have occurred peacefully or with
the consent of the majority unless educational associations in the US had
prepared an advance endorsement.
These findings appeared to justify two
postulates, the first of which was that the policies and practices of
institutions purporting or obliged by statute to serve
the public interest would reflect this
phenomenon, and second, that foundations whose trustees were empowered to make
grants for educational purposes would be no exception.
On the basis of
these, after consultation with counsel, I directed the staff to
explore foundation practices,
educational procedures, and the
operation of the executive branch of the Federal Government since 1903 for
reasonable evidence of a purposeful relationship between them.
ensuing studies disclosed such a relationship and that it had existed
continuously since the beginning of this 50-year period.
these studies seemed to give evidence of a response to our involvement in
Likewise, they seemed to reveal that grants had
been made by foundations, chiefly by
Rockefeller, which had been used to further this purpose by directing
education in the US toward an international frame of reference and discrediting
the traditions to which it had been dedicated, by training individuals and
servicing agencies to render advice to the executive branch of the Federal
Government, by decreasing the dependency of education upon the resources of the
local community, and freeing it from many of the natural safeguards inherent in
this American tradition, by changing both school and college curricula to the
point where they sometimes denied the
principles underlying the American way of life, by
experiments designed to determine
the most effective means by
which education could be pressed into service of a political nature.
To insure these determinations being made on the basis of impersonal
fact, I directed the staff to make a study of the development of American
education since the turn of the century, and of the trends and
techniques of teaching, and
of the development of curricula since that time .
As a result it became
quite evident that this study would have to be enlarged to include the
accessory agencies to which these developments and trends have been traced.
The work of the staff was then expanded to include an investigation of
such agencies as American Council of Learned Societies, National
Research Council, Social Science Research Council, American
Council on Education, National Education Association, the League
for Industrial Democracy, Progressive Education Association,
American Historical Association, John Dewey Society, and
The select committee of the 82nd
Congress did not ask the representatives of the foundations to explain why they
were indulging in propaganda, in view of large grants to organizations,
projects, and persons which are promoting special interests or
These representatives were also not requested to explain
activities of foundations which are, in fact, influencing legislation, inasmuch
as their grants frequently have an outright political objective rather than an
Large foundations have a tremendous influence on
the intellectual and
educational life of our country.
These foundations, possessing huge sums of untaxed wealth, seem to be
dedicated to promoting specific views on such matters as the welfare state, the
policy, the nature of the American economy, and so on, rather than
presenting objective and unbiased examination of these issues.
Extensive evidence that I have examined shows that organizations which
are primarily committed to a given ideology have received large grants from
some big foundations over many years, and in numerous instances they have
received such grants simultaneously from different foundations.
assets of the large foundations are tax exempt and, therefore, ought to be
spent on projects and organizations representing the views of all of the people
and not only of a segment dedicated to a specific ideology.
activities of some of the large foundations appear to be biased in favor of a
particular ideology, in reality they are indulging in propaganda calculated to
influence legislation on both domestic and international matters.
Under such circumstances, these foundations are
violating their charters given to them by the US Congress and are
betraying a public trust. In the realm of
the social sciences many foundations have not observed the highest standards of
scholarship and ethics, which require the presentation of only factual and
In fact, the want of ethics and the
misrepresentations of some foundations are so low that a business corporation
doing the same thing would be condemned by the Federal Trade Commission and
held guilty of false advertising." - Norman Dodd
"A school's curriculum is
a mind altering device. A
school's curriculum is a means through which children's minds are shaped with
ideas and beliefs. What we teach the young is extremely important.
Arts teach children to exercise that most exquisite
of capacities, the ability to make judgements in the absence of rules.
Existing primary public education
emphasizes fealty to rules. The rules that the arts obey are located in our
children's emotional interior; children come to feel a rightness of fit among
the qualities with which they work. There is no rule book to provide recipes or
algorithms to calculate
conclusions. They must
exercise judgement by looking inside themselves.
The arts also teach
that neither words nor numbers define the
limits of our cognition; we
know more than we can tell. There are many experiences and a multitude of
occasions in which we need art forms to say what literal language cannot say."
- Elliot W. Eisner, professor of education and art at Stanford
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