Bill Gates Teams Up With UNESCO

 "Educating" the World through UNESCO-Based Common Core "Values"

 by Phyllis Schlafly ~  November 30, 2005

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In his 1947 book, UNESCO:  Its purpose and Its Philosophy, Julian Huxley, the First Director-General of  the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), wrote the following:

"The task before UNESCO... is single. The task is to help the emergence of a single world culture with its own philosophy and background of ideas and with its own broad purpose. This is opportune, since this the first time in history that the scaffolding and the mechanisms for world unification have become available...

"You may categorize the two philosophies as two super-nationalisms, or as individualism versus collectivism; or as the American versus the Russian way of life, or as capitalism versus communism, or as Christianity versus Marxism.  Can these opposites be reconciled, this antithesis be resolved in a higher synthesis? I believe not only that this can happen, but that, through the inexorable dialectic of evolution, it must happen....

"East and West will not agree on a basis of the future if they merely hurl at each other the fixed ideas of the past. For that is what dogma's are -- the crystallizations of some dominant system of thought.... but if it be dogma, it does so in a way which is rigid, uncompromising and intolerant.... If we are to achieve progress, we must learn to uncrystalize our dogmas."

This agenda was initiated over 50 years ago, and the labels for the global education plan keep changing. The latest title is Common Core (CC) or Common Core Standards (CCS) or Common Core State Standards (CCSS). All three are deceptive! None is limited to a local state or nation. It's a global UNESCO program!  And one of its primary intensions is to convert the world population to "sustainable" lifestyles. That may sound good -- but it spells the end of freedom!

In the column below, Phyllis Schlafly lets us glimpse UNESCO's education agenda and its influence on U.S. schools as well as the collective "education" of rest of the world.


Bill Gates Teams Up With UNESCO

By Phyllis Schlafly, Nov. 30, 2005
Read this column online here.

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 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) would be positioning itself to design curriculum for American schools?

President Reagan withdrew the United States from UNESCO on December 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 curriculum were unsuccessful. But now UNESCO has found a sugar daddy.

On November 17, 2004 at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, UNESCO signed a 26-page "Cooperation Agreement" with Microsoft Corporation 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."

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 Bill Gates because the Agreement states that "Microsoft supports the objectives of UNESCO as stipulated in UNESCO's Constitution."

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has helped to finance the National Governors Association plan in Idaho to train students to work in the global economy. Idaho is one of six states selected by the National Governors Association for pilot projects. ...


Planned economies are always a failure, and students should be educated to reach their potential whatever it is.


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