In the 1830′s, American Lawmaker Horace Mann visited Prussia and researched its education methodology. He was infatuated with the emperor’s method of eliminating free thought from his subjects and designed an education system for Massachusetts directly based on these concepts. The movement then quickly spread nationally.
Common Core is a takeover of America’s schools by the government and corporations.
The education system uses cunning and guile to make us believe that education is about conforming to a plan that will drop us off the end of the production line as a ‘ready slave’ for something called ‘the job market’. And it’s this ‘job market’ that is almost entirely dependent for its existence on trashing the world’s resources.
King Corn is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast food nation where one ultra-industrial, pesticide-laden, heavily-subsidized commodity dominates the food pyramid from top to bottom – corn.
JS Rugg joins the show to discuss the sad state of education in this country. When third world countries produce children who are better educated than our children….we need to ask “why?” No Child Left Behind has been a disaster for the nation and our children are paying the price.