Letter: Turning local control over to the education industry
I am constantly amazed by the fluff that is put out by supposedly serious newspapers which then often fail to approve the printing of anything that might dare to expose their modus operandi. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to write even if it won’t get seen. Case in point is this latest unicorns-and-rainbows screed: “A rewarding revival: Community awards celebrated as part of grant-driven turnaround effort” (Monitor front page, Dec. 23).
As usual with the Concord Monitor, the devil is in the details. What is not explained in the column is that this “reform” in Pittsfield is the Annenberg Institute for School Reform’s radical vision for “transforming” education into a mechanism for world government and “social justice.” Your kids will be subjected to the failed methods of outcome-based education. Having been indoctrinated with political content as the basis for the curriculum, they will never learn the skills to be anything other than dependent on government. What should be local control is now being turned over to corporations and foundations in the education “industry” who have leveraged the federal government’s resources (your taxes and mine) to subsidize their intrusion.
Read more about Annenberg and the “experts” you have so unwittingly invited into your schools for the past 40 years. Perhaps this will open your eyes as to why these schools are failing and why our country is its current predicament.