The Global Roots of "Common Core" Education


 1919.  The Institute of International Educationwas established with a grant from the CarnegieEndowment for International Peace. ... John Deweyserved on its National Advisory Council.[1] 1933. John Dewey, "father of progressive education" and honorary president of the National Education Association (NEA),co-authored the first Humanist Manifestowhich called for a "synthesizing of all religions..." He warned against identifying "religion" with existing doctrines ... "Any religion that can hope to be a synthesizing and dynamic force for today, must be shaped for the needs of this age."[2] 1934.  Former Executive Secretary of the NEA Willard Givenswarned that "...all of us, including the 'owners', must be subjected to a large degree of social control....[T]he major function of the school is the social orientationof the individual. It must seek to give him understanding of the transition to anew social order."[3] 1947. "The task before UNESCO... is to help the emergence of a single world culturewith its own philosophy and background of ideas and with its own broad purpose."[4] Click on link: Julian Huxley, the first head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
"O our God... we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You."  2 Chronicles 20:12

America has changed! We are a divided nation with eroding liberties for Christians who refuse to embrace today's contrary new rules and global values.The seeds for this transformation were planted long ago, but few saw the warning signs. Now that the evidence is too vast to deny, it may be too late to slow or stop the process. I hope not.Today's education goals were envisioned more than a century ago by dominant elites who steered the process from behind the scenes. Though the labels changed through the years, they all followed a globalist vision toward a totalitarian world equipped to mold young minds for a socialist/Communist system. Each decade brought us closer to the fulfillment of this anti-Christian agenda. The latest version of the international education plan is called "Common Core" (CC) or "Common Core Standards" (CCS)  or "Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These deceptive labels hide the global agenda -- at least for the moment. [Please see "Bill Gates Teams Up With UNESCO"] "Common Core Standards" is merely the latest extension of previous programs aimed at mind-changing compliance with UNESCO guidelines. You may remember some of the past titles: Education for All, Outcome Based Education, Quality Learning, No Child Left Behind, etc. In the years ahead, new labels and propaganda will surely continue to push this global agenda forward until the world's elite masters decide that they have reached their goal: total control of the serfs that serve them.In an article titled "The Spiritualization of Science, Technology and Education in a One-World Society," Dr. Martin Erdmann writes,

"Aldous Huxley envisioned a future world society totally controlled by an elite group of scientists. His best-known fictional work explicating this dire prospect bore the title Brave New World. Years later he would “revisit” his prognostications only to conclude that he had underestimated the rate of change realizing his darkest fears."[5]

As you scroll down the chronology below (Part 1 of 3), notice the powerful people, the elitist organizations, and the wealthy foundations that have inspired, planned, steered and funded the transformation. Various secret societies such as Skull and Bones became the training ground of presidents and government officials who shared the vision for a New World Order. *      *     *1905.The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT) was founded.  Together with other Carnegie Foundations, it has been a major promoter and funder of socialistic, global education projects.[6] 1908. While President Teddy Roosevelt was finishing his White House term, John Dewey was laying the foundations for a revolutionary transformation of America and the rest of the world. In "Religion and our Schools", he wrote,

"Our schools ... are performing an infinitely significant religious work. They are promoting the social unity out of which in the end genuine religious unity must grow. ...dogmatic [Christian] beliefs... we see...disappearing.... It is the part of men to... work for the transformation of all practical instrumentalities of education till they are in harmony with these ideas."[7]

1934.  The Carnegie Corporation funded the American Historical Association's  Report of the Commission on the Social Studies.  Like most of today's social studies curricula, the report called for ashift from free enterprise to collectivism

"...the age of individualism and laissez faire in economy and government is closing and... a new age of collectivism is emerging... It may involve the limiting or supplanting of private property by public property or it may entail the preservation of private property, extended and distributed among the masses..."[8]

1942. The editor of the NEA Journal, J. Elmer Morgan, wrote an editorial titled "The United Peoples of the World." In it, he explained a world government's need for an educational branch, a world system of money and credit, a world police force, "a world bill of rights and duties."[9] 1946.  In his NEA editorial, "The Teacher and World Government," J. Elmer Morgan, wrote,

"In the struggle to establish an adequate world government, the teacher... can do much to prepare the hearts and minds of children.... At the very top of all the agencies which will assure the coming of world government must stand the school, the teacher, and the organized profession."[10]

1948. (February). As head of the World Health Organization (WHO), a Canadian psychiatrist and a World War II General, Dr. Brock Chisholm promoted the behavior modification processes that have been transforming American schools and values through the decades.Notice his hostility toward Christianity: 

"We have swallowed all manner of poisonous certainties fed us by our parents, our Sunday and day school teachers... The results are frustration, inferiority, neurosis and inability to... make the world fit to live in."The re-interpretation and eventually eradication of the concept of right and wrong which has been the basis of child training... these are the belated objectives of practically all effective psychotherapy....  "Psychology and sociology...  the sciences of living, should be... taught to all children in primary and secondary schools, while the study of such things as trigonometry, Latin, religions and others of specialist concern should be left to universities. Only so... can we help our children carry their responsibilities as world citizens....     " has long been generally accepted that parents have perfect right to impose any points of view, any lies or fears, superstitions, prejudices, hates, or faith on their defenseless children.  It is, however, only recently that it has become a matter of certain knowledge that these things cause neuroses...."Surely the training of children in homes and schools should be of at least as great public concern as are their vaccination...  [Individuals with] guilts, fears, inferiorites, are certain to project their hates on to others.... Any such reaction now becomes a dangerous threat to the whole world. For the very survival of the human race, world understanding, tolerance and forbearance have become absolutely essential. We must be prepared to sacrifice much.... Whatever the cost, we must learn to live in friendliness and peace ...putting aside the mistaken old ways of our elders if that is possible. If it cannot be done gently, it may have to be done roughly or even violently." [11]

This chronology will be continued in the next two installments. Meanwhile, I suggest we review this Old Testament historical cycle. Remember, when a Bible-based nation turned from our sovereign God to other gods and forces, our Lord withdrew His protection and allowed the people to face the consequences of the pathway they had chosen. That warning applies to us today!Meanwhile, His loving protection for those who trust and follow Him should encourage us: 

"I will love You, O Lord, my strength.The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;So shall I be saved from my enemies."  Psalm 18:1-3

Notes:1. Dennis Laurence Cuddy, Ph.D., Chronology of Education with Quotable Quotes, 1994, p. 18.2. The Humanist Manifesto 1(1933) was the first public declaration of the views and objectives of humanism. It rejected God and His values but affirmed humanist faith in the power and evolution of man. The Humanist Manifesto II(1973) reaffirmed and amplified this man-centered, relativistic, utopian belief system.3. Willard Givens presented a report titled "Education for the New America" at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the NEA, held in Washington, D.C. in July 1934.  Cited by Cuddy, 4-5. 4.  Click on link: Julian Huxley, the first head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)5. Dr. Martin Erdmann, "The Spiritualization of Science, Technology and Education in a One-World Society," at Dr. Erdmann has taught in various capacities, and for four years he headed up the New Testament department of the Staatsunabhaengige Theologische Hochschule, Basel, Switzerland. As a senior scientist he worked on a clinical nanomedicine project at the University Hospital, Basel. Dr. Erdmann’s article was first published in the European Journal of Nanomedicine, 2009, volume 2.6.. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of the United States Congress, is an independent policy and research center, whose primary activities of research and writing have resulted in published reports on every level of education. Nine presidents have guided the Foundation through its history, each bringing unique shape to its work."  Dennis Laurence Cuddy, Ph.D., Chronology of Education with Quotable Quotes, 1994, p. 11.8. "Report of the Commission on the Social Studies," The American Historical Association (1934); 16-17. Cited by Charlotte Iserbyt.9. Joy Elmer Morgan, "The United Peoples of the World," The NEA Journal (December 1942); p.261. 10. J. Elmer Morgan, "The Teacher and World Government," The NEA Journal(January 1946); p.1. 11. G. B. Chisholm, "The Re-establishment of Peacetime Society," Psychiatry (February 1946); pp. 7, 9-10, 16, 18.

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