The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological Paper Trail (1999-09-01) by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
This is the original, 743-page book that tells the who, what, and when of the takeover of the US educational system.
The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, Revised and Abridged Edition (2011-05-03) by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Welcome to the “little edition” of the “big book” — The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological Paper Trail. Since the original publication of the 743-page, 8-1/2″x11″ tome, readers have requested a smaller, lighter version. This new version is in response to those many requests. The afterword, glossary, resources, appendices and index have all been removed from the 2011 version. Of utmost importance is the addition of “Update” which covers the final, but long-planned, institutionalization, since publication of the original book in 1999, of three activities, relatively new to the reader: (1) the use of unconstitutional tax-supported (public/private partnership) charter schools run by unelected boards. These schools use non-graded Skinnerian computer instruction to train for the planned economy (school to work); (2) global values-changing education, including International Baccalaureate programs and (3) restructuring of our nation’s representative governmental structure, using regionalism (socialism) with its unelected councils (soviets), and communitarianism.
Read online at Archive.org – you can flip pages, enlarge type.
Download the PDF Update (less than 1 MB): IMPORTANT! Please be sure to grab this UPDATE done in 2011. It is a very important 16-page addition: DDD UPDATE