From page 14, in Back to Basics Reform or OBE…Skinnerian International Curriculum, 1985

1985 The Department of Education’s National Institute of Education, possibly in response to a meeting Luis Alberto Machado, the Venezuelan Minister for Human Intelligence, had with former Secretary of Education Terrel Bell and various senators to up-date them on the progress of his nation’s work in human intelligence, “has awarded a three-year contract totaling approximately $780,000 [of your tax money—Ed.] to Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts to analyze current programs of instruction on cognitive skills.”

For an understanding of what research on human intelligence encompasses let me quote from the July/October 1981 issue of the Human Intelligence International Newsletter: “The search for new referential systems and new values modifying existing beliefs should be based on modern microbiology. A scientific approach should be free from doctrinal bias, and its findings applicable to all mankind. Ideological confrontations between East and West, Marxism and Liberalism, Arabs and Jews do have economic, historical and political bases, but no biological basis. These antagonisms have been created by the human brain and could be solved by the wiser brains of future man…”

History of Bolt, Beranek, and Newman which received $780,000 grant from U.S. Dept. of Education (Secretary of Education Terrel Bell…Reagan Administration)