PODCAST: The Plan To Control Students’ Minds

May 28, 2015 by


“PODCAST: The Plan To Control Students’ Minds”

Alice Linahan Show – Women on the Wall



Guest: Robin Eubanks (attorney and author) explains that the No Child Left Behind/ESEA bill has now changed its name to Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA).  [I love these sweet-sounding names that Congress devises.]


ECAA is being pushed by Sen. Lamar Alexander in lockstep with Jeb Bush who is making millions from Foundation for Excellence in Education and its many spinoff companies tied to technology and online learning.   


ECAA is another monster of a bill that is 601 pp. long – plenty long enough to hide egregious federal control of our nation’s schools in the small print.  Instead of doing what Congress should have done to kill the Common Core Standards Initiative with his federal overreach that is taking control of standards, curriculum, assessments, teacher evaluations, day-to-day instruction, and piles of personally intrusive data in every public school in America, Congress is coming up with such bills as ECAA.   


Robin, Alice, and call-in guests lay out explicitly what is wrong with ECAA that will not increase academic achievement of our nation’s students but instead will use psychologically manipulative techniques and data collection on students to strip them of fact-based learning and move them into emotion-based group think — much of it done through technological devices and “gaming.”



LINK TO PODCAST:  https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/women-on-the-wall-conference-call-with-robin-eubanks-the-plan-to-control-students-minds-jeb-bush



LINK TO ECAA BILL:  http://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/S_EveryChildAchievesActof2015.pdf




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Donna Garner


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