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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Do You Want the United Nations to Design A Curriculum for Your Child's School?

Bill Clinton and Bill Gates do...and so does George W. Bush

For sometime now, the United Nations and transnational companies have insinuated their way into the governance of the United States, the workplace, and American society. What better way to prepare American citizens for life a "citizen of the world" rather than a citizen of the United States than to mold the minds of the next generations.

On Jan. 22, 1997, President Bill Clinton made a speech to a suburban Chicago audience so friendly that it interrupted him with applause 29 times. One line in his speech, however, was greeted with stony silence: "We can no longer hide behind our love of local control of the schools."

Clinton is gone from the White House, but the federalization laws of his administration - Goals 2000, School-to-Work, and Workforce Investment - are still in place. President George W. Bush, who says the federal government has "a role to play in education," has merely substituted labels more comforting to Republicans: standards, tests, and accountability.

Now we find that the process is no longer just federalization; it's globalization. Who would have guessed that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization would be positioning itself to design curricula for U.S. schools?

Former President Ronald Reagan withdrew the United States from UNESCO on Dec. 31, 1984, because it was corrupt, anti-Western and a vehicle for far-left propaganda. Unfortunately, President George W. Bush rejoined UNESCO in 2003.
UNESCO's efforts in the 1960s and 1970s to influence U.S. school curricula were unsuccessful. But now UNESCO has found a sugar daddy.

On Nov. 17, 2004, at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, UNESCO signed a 26-page "Cooperation Agreement" with Microsoft Corp. to develop a "master curriculum (syllabus)" for teacher training in information technologies based on standards, guidelines, benchmarks and assessment techniques. The Agreement states that the syllabus will "form the basis for deriving training content to be delivered to teachers," and "UNESCO will explore how to facilitate content development."


Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates initialed every page in his own handwriting. You can read the agreement at www.eagleforum.org/links, but Microsoft has fixed it so you can't print it out.


Following the signing of the agreement, UNESCO Director General Koichiro Matsuura explained it in a speech. One of its goals, he said, is "fostering Web-based communities of practice including content development and worldwide curricula reflecting UNESCO values."

No doubt that is agreeable to Gates, because the agreement states "Microsoft supports the objectives of UNESCO as stipulated in UNESCO's constitution."


This is the same Bill Gates that sold out American tech workers. This is the same Bill Clinton that supported NAFTA and GATT. And this is the same George W. Bush that transformed the role of the Federal Government in Education.

Now we have a big brother in Washington and a slew of overseers in the United Nations dictating not only how our children will be educated, but what they will learn and not learn to help them overcome the parochial mindset of Americans, another sacrifice on the altar of diversity and multiculturalism, a step away from accepting the role of dhimmitude in the world of expanding Islamism.

1 Comments:

  • At Wed Nov 30, 06:41:00 PM PST, Blogger Always On Watch said…

    A lot of disgruntled people speak of the NCLB Act, but very few point out that GWB has insidiously increased the role of the federal government in our public-school systems.

    Most new editions of nationally adopted social studies textbooks tacitly promote dhimmitude--thanks in part to Susan Douglass, a convert to Wahhabism who also has affiliation with ISA, the school from which Ahmed Abu Ali graduated. I posted a bit about ISA just this evening (November 30). Why do we allow what amounts to a madrassa to stand within a few scant miles of Washington, D.C.? Dhimmitude, I suppose.

    Good article here, Eleanor!

     

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