17) Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism, and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in text books.
This is #17 of 45 goals laid out by the communists in the early 1960s. Albert Herlong, Jr. a Florida Congressman from 1949-69 read them into the Congressional Record Thursday, Jan 10, 1963.
Run the few sentences above around in your head a couple of minutes. Does goal #17 sound anything like what has happened in our schools over the last 40 years? I am not an expert on schools or education. Somewhere along the way we taught less and less about the founding of our country and the ideals that made our country great. We started teaching our kids that winning wasn’t important. We started dumbing down the curriculum so nobody would feel bad about failure.
Are the communists in charge of the schools? Are they in charge of the teachers associations? I don’t know. They may be being used as useful idiots. The term is not used to be derogatory, but is an old Marxist term to describe the use of a pawn to further the party agenda. The pawn or useful idiot doesn’t even have to know he has been enlisted. Only the results matter. The communists often used these kind of tool without their knowledge. The useful idiots would not even be aware their benefactor was a communist conspiracy.
I was truly shocked when I read this the first time, confirmed it’s age, and compared it to my view of our modern educational system.