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 info@deliberatedumbingdown.com

Those who are no longer with us:

Congressman John Ashbrook
JoAnn Abrigg
Dr. Lewis Albert Alesen
Gary Allen (None Dare Call it Conspiracy)

Dr. Cavell Bean* (School Board Chairman, CA & author of “River of Pollution”)
Don Bell
Samuel Blumenfeld*
William J. Braun, Sr.
Marilyn Boyer
Bessie Burchett
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!
Sylvester Cain*
Frank Capell, (author “Kissinger…Soviet Agent”)
Erica Carle
Whitaker Chambers (“Witness” – outing Alger Hiss)
James Clavell (“The Children’s Story”)
Paul Colebrook (Cleveland Plain Dealer journalist)
Shirley Correll
Phoebe Courtney
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.
Bettina Dobbs*
Bella Dodd (“School of Darkness”, Communist Party Defector)
Norman Dodd
Delores Feak
Ruth Feld
Ann Frazier
Mel and Norma Gabler
William Gill (Author, Bookshop Owner)
Oleg Golieniewski (son of the Russian Tsar)
Carol Griffin
Peggy Grimes
Rosalind Haley
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”.]
Maureen Heaton
Mary Jo Heiland
Jo Hindman
Congressman Henry Hyde
Eleanor Howe
Jan Iserbyt
Mary Larkin
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*
Marlin Maddoux
Gene Malone*
Don Mantooth
Beverly Mayfield
Betty Mills, Indiana
Stanley Monteith
Janelle Moon
Opal Moore (Why Johnny Can’t Learn)
Robert Morris
O. A. Nelson*
Otto F. Otepka (State Dept)
Jean Patton
Walter Pew
Robert Pletka
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
Frances Riley
Joyce Riley
Col. Arch Roberts
Luane Robson
George Roche
Edith Kermit Roosevelt
Dr. Mary Royer (Psychologist)
Elizabth Russinoff
Aaron Russo, (“Mad as Hell”)
Bernadine Smith
Dan Smoot
Jane Stallings
Alan Stang
John Steinbacher (Author “The Child Seducers”)
Antony Sutton
Richard Sweeney
James Townsend* (National Educator and S.California crowd)
Maxine Tremaine
James Tucker
Joan Veon
Kurt Vonnegut (“Harrison Bergeron” film originally banned in USA)
Georgiana Warner
Geri Wenta
Hon. John T. Wood (Idaho)
Sen. Edward Zorinski (Nebraska)

And those who are still with us:

Jane Aitken* (writer, researcher, webmaster, activist)
Rosie Avila
Gary Arnold
Virginia Birt Baker
Polly Ball*
“Boky”
Michael Bennis, (Officer/patrolman, Portland, Maine)
Stephen Broady
Robert Burke (CA Assemblyman)
Christine Burns
Bill Carlson
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.
Barbara Cueter
Dennis, Ph.D*
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.
Barbara Cueter
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.
Trine Day
Vicky Davis
Carol Denton
Aaron Dykes
Janet Egan
Diana Fessler
Kathie Finnegan (“Goals 2000 Restructuring Our Schools”)
Terry Forthum*
Betty Freauf
Kevin Gallagher (Talk Show Host)
Jeannie Georges
Dean Goettcher
Robert Goldsborough
Dean W. Goodale (Sgt. Detective, Portland, Maine)
Lawrence P. Grayson*
Joan Gubbins
Karen Hayes
Tracey Hayes
Ann Herzer*
Anita Hoge
Patrick Huff*
Samuel Iserbyt
Gordon Jones* (Under Secy, Dept. of Ed under Reagan)
Berit Kjos, Author
Jake Klyczek* (“School World Order”)
Rosa Koire
Barbara McFarlin Kosiec, Ph.D.*
Betsy Kraus
Dottie LaFortune
Monica Lanza
Jacqueline Lawrence
Colin Leslie
Sarah Leslie
Linda Liotta
Joanne Lisac
Billy Lyon
Joan Masters
Nancy Maze
Joanne McAuley
Billy Miller, N.H. veteran of Gulf War I, 82nd Airborne.
Kris Milligan
Suzie Mills
Barbara Morris
Bonnie Newhouse
Debra Niwa
Todd Oppenheimer (Atlantic Monthly)
Chris Patterson
Pastor James Patrick* (Christian School, Moline, IL)
Joel Pett (Cartoonist)
The Plumber (Oregon)
Eddie Price*
Judith Reisman
Jeff Rense*
Fran Rice
Laura Rogers
Steve Schran*
Russell Scott
Chris Shardelman
Chey Simonton
Martha Spalding
Jake Speed
Debbie Stevens
Rose Stewart
Tommi Taylor*
Mary Thompson
Elizabeth Trotto
Dr. Ken Williams
Wolfgang von Eitzen
Cyntha Weatherly
Lori Weston (Nebraska)
Jil Wilson
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.”