Charlotte T. Iserbyt has compiled a list of patriots, some who have passed on, and those still with us, all of whom she feels deserve recognition for their efforts in educating the public on the preservation of the republic. Their position on tax-funded school choice without elected boards (tuition tax credits, vouchers, scholarships, charter schools, etc.) is the litmus test for inclusion in this list. Any acceptance of tax monies, in any form whatsoever (even home school use of public schools facilities for extracurricular activities… sports, art, etc.) is a trap for government control. Educators are noted by an asterisk *.
This page is a work in progress. We hope to add links to each of the names, so that you might further explore the work of these patriots. If you feel there is a name missing from these lists, a misplaced name, or you would like your name removed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who are no longer with us:
Congressman John Ashbrook
Dr. Lewis Albert Alesen
Gary Allen (None Dare Call it Conspiracy)
Dr. Cavell Bean* (School Board Chairman, CA & author of “River of Pollution”)
William J. Braun, Sr.
O. Jerome (Jed) Brown*
Bessie Burchett* (“Education for Destruction” 1941)
Extraordinary and courageous self-published exposé of how communists infiltrated public education in the nineteen thirties and forties written in 1941 by Bessie Burchett, Ph.D. Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, S. Philadelphia Public School for Girls. This is an absolutely fascinating book which, if possible, rivals that of Major George Racey Jordan, also included on this website. Burchett even includes a photo of poster on a classroom wall with USSR printed on it. She goes into great detail regarding the beginning of sex education, the questioning of right and wrong by students, the anti-American bias in the curriculum. She, of course, suffered the wrath of the radicals up against whom she went. A must read for everyone, but for teachers especially!
Frank Capell, (author “Kissinger…Soviet Agent”)
Whitaker Chambers (“Witness” – outing Alger Hiss)
James Clavell (“The Children’s Story”)
Paul Colebrook (Cleveland Plain Dealer journalist)
Dorothy Dawson, Maryland, assistant to Supt. Schools, Montgomery County, Maryland who had access to, and ultimately exposed Community-Centered Schools: The Blueprint, Montgomery County, 1946.
Bella Dodd (“School of Darkness”, Communist Party Defector)
Mel and Norma Gabler
William Gill (Author, Bookshop Owner)
Oleg Golieniewski (son of the Russian Tsar)
Thelma Ham* [Note: She is public school master teacher who taught in USA and abroad, and approved of Iserbyt’s work on the School Board and paid $100 (1976 dollars) for her to go to in-service Change Agent training, which opened Iserbyt’s eyes. It was during that training (change agent used Havelock’s Innovations in Education, A Change Agent’s Guide ) that Iserbyt was instructed in “how to identify the resisters in community; resisters to all the rot” and how to get them on board. She is probably the most important person in the “education of Charlotte” in the “miseducation of America”.]
Mary Jo Heiland
Congressman Henry Hyde
Malcolm Lawrence, husband of Jacqueline Lawrence; foreign service officer, U.S. Dept. of State, speaker and writer regarding anti-American activities taking place, especially in Montgomery County, MD, schools in the sixties and seventies.
Bettye and Kirk Lewis*
Betty Mills, Indiana
Opal Moore (Why Johnny Can’t Learn)
O. A. Nelson*
Otto F. Otepka (State Dept)
Ray Powell*, Ph.D. Superintendent, South St. Paul, Minnesota Public Schools, PH.D., OF SOUTH spoke out regarding values clarification and sensitivity training in 1975, saying, “It’s all brainwashing!”
Max Rafferty, State Superintendent of Schools, California
Col. Arch Roberts
Edith Kermit Roosevelt
Dr. Mary Royer (Psychologist)
Aaron Russo, (“Mad as Hell”)
John Steinbacher (Author “The Child Seducers”)
James Townsend* (National Educator and S.California crowd)
Kurt Vonnegut (“Harrison Bergeron” film originally banned in USA)
Hon. John T. Wood (Idaho)
Sen. Edward Zorinski (Nebraska)
And those who are still with us:
Jane Aitken* (writer, researcher, webmaster, activist)
Virginia Birt Baker
Michael Bennis, (Officer/patrolman, Portland, Maine)
Robert Burke (CA Assemblyman)
Congressman John Conlan, Arizona, who lead successful effort to defund controversial federally-funded MACOS program: Man: A Course of Study, which taught American students regarding practices of obscure Eskimo tribe which, amongst other atrocities, discussed ritual of putting
elderly relatives out on ice to die.
Peggy Cuddy, mother of Dennis Cuddy, who discovered, in the 1980s, major federally-funded NC grant to control American families, and stopped it, temporarily, in its tracks.
Edward Curran*, former Director, National Institute of Education, U.S. Dept. of Education,
headmaster of Cathedral School of Girls, fired by Secretary of Education, T.H. Bell for recommending his office, the NIE be abolished.
Kathie Finnegan (“Goals 2000 Restructuring Our Schools”)
Kevin Gallagher (Talk Show Host)
Dean W. Goodale (Sgt. Detective, Portland, Maine)
Lawrence P. Grayson*
Gordon Jones* (Under Secy, Dept. of Ed under Reagan)
Berit Kjos, Author
Jake Klyczek* (“School World Order”)
Barbara McFarlin Kosiec, Ph.D.*
Billy Miller, N.H. veteran of Gulf War I, 82nd Airborne.
Todd Oppenheimer (Atlantic Monthly)
Pastor James Patrick* (Christian School, Moline, IL)
Joel Pett (Cartoonist)
The Plumber (Oregon)
Dr. Ken Williams
Wolfgang von Eitzen
Lori Weston (Nebraska)
Louisiana Miracle Workers
Phil Worts (San Diego Police Dept.)
CAREER U.S. AMBASSADORS, FOR WHOM ISERBYT WORKED:
William L. Eagleton, U.S. Ambassador, Near Eastern Affairs
Richard B. Parker, U.S. Ambassador, Near Eastern Affairs
Edward L. Waggoner, U.S. Ambassador, Near Eastern Affairs
Douglas MacArthur II, U.S. Ambassador to Belgium
Richard T. Davies, U.S. Ambassador to USSR
Authors: Gary Allen, Catherine Palfrey Baldwin, Don Bell, Samuel Blumenfeld, Frank Capell, Erica Carle, Phoebe Courtney, Maureen Heaton, Jo Hindman, Major George Racey Jordan, Rosa Koire, Paoli Lionni, Rose Martin, Augustin Rudd, Alan Stang, Kent Steffgen, Antony Sutton, James Tucker, Joan Veon, Alison Weir.
Have you ever heard of any of these late great researchers/writers/activists in the mainstream media? A JoAnn Abrigg, Cong. John Ashbrook, Don Bell, Marilyn Boyer, O. Jerome (Jed) Brown, Shirley Correll, Bettina Dobbs, Norman Dodd, Ruth Feld, Ann Frazier, Rosalind Haley, Maureen Heaton, Jo Hindman, Mary Larkin, Betty Lewis, Gene Malone, Robert Morris, Arch Roberts, Elisabeth Russinoff, Antony Sutton, James Townsend, and Joan Veon.
To clarify the problem with ‘choice’:
Excerpt from Don Bell Report (Ginny Baker Texas contribution): “The Interagency Day Care Standards,”, 1971, states that “Any agency, public or private, which receives federal funds directly or indirectly through a grant or contract… or by way of a voucher plan” must meet all program requirements (ed) that are set down for public schools. Acceptance of Federal funds is an agreement to abide by the requirements.”
Then, in 1981 the American Legislative Exchange Council, formed by Paul Weyrich (“We are radicals who want to change the existing power structure. We are not conservatives…”), mailed to 16,000 state and federal officials and legislators, a suggested educational voucher. Thomas A. Shannon, Executive Director of the National School Boards Association, said, “Tuition Tax credits for private schools profoundly change the character of private education. Private schools that operate with public money will be subject to public regulations.”