Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt Hidden Agenda Merging America into World Government Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory SchoolingDumbing Down: Essays on the Strip-Mining of American CultureDumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Can't Read, Write, or AddWeapons of Mass Instruction: Dark World of Compulsory SchoolUnderground History of American Education
By Rick Gordon - Enigmose Political
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt was a Senior Policy Adviser during the Reagan Administration.She is best known however for her book The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America which reveals changes gradually brought into play in public schools designed to eliminate the influences of a child's parents, religious background, morality, and sense of patriotism.
In the early 1980s she met with Norman Dodd who at the time was the chief investigator for the B. Carroll Reece Committee, a US House Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations . Dodd discussed a network of elite individuals that included Andrew Carnegie [1835-1919] who had planned to engineer a World Peace by means of rapid societal changes.
Dodd had previously met with Alan Gaither, President of the Ford Foundation, the following is his portrayal of the conversation.
'Mr. Gaither had sent for me when I found it convenient to be in New York, asked me to call upon him at his office, which I did. On arrival, after a few amenities, Mr. Gaither said, Mr. Dodd, we have asked you to come up here today because we thought that, possibly, off the record, you would tell us why the Congress is interested in the activities of foundations such as ourselves.
...Before I could think of how I would reply to that statement, Mr. Gaither then went on to say, Mr. Dodd, all of us who have a hand in the making of policies here, have had experience operating under directives, the substance of which is, that we use our grant-making power so as to alter life in the United States that it can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union.' 
Dodds work became the basis of conspiracy theories implicating the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Rockefeller Foundation and others.
It was Dodds stated belief that these foundations were clandestinely involved in pushing the USA into World War I and plotting to engineer future history through the explicit control of American education.
Getting back to Charlotte Iserbyt, a whistleblower, fired in 1982 after leaking information regarding an important technology grant for a computerized learning Project [BEST: 'Better Education Skills through Technology'] She was highly critical of the project, claiming it had less to do with fostering healthy learning and more to do with psychological manipulation of students against the teaching of the child's parents.
The Philosophy / rationale behind BEST and similar programs such as Common Core  are summed up in Global Schooling: The Hijacking of American Education.
'The success of globalism rides on the back of manipulating the minds of students to reflect patterns of global dogma. These students may be academically inferior to their 1970 counterparts, but scholarship was easily traded for the globalist-friendly character traits of a global citizen, traits that will not question the globalist agenda, but that will indeed welcome it as an inevitable evolution of civilization.'
'Inevitable Evolution of Civilization ' Sound Familiar? Anybody who has studied Marxist theory will likely notice the similarities. Friedrich Engels, Karl Marxes sidekick stated, just as Darwin discovered the law of evolution in organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of evolution in human history. 
In Filmed interviews Iserbyt relayed her story of discovering how policies of socialist-collectivist nature originated in the upper echelon of the Reagan Administration.
I myself am an admirer of Ronald Reagan, a much respected and admired President, World Leader and an icon of Patiotism. However it should be noted that up till 1960 he was a leading member of United World Federalists, an organization whose goal was to form a one world Government. He was also a member of Americans for Democratic Action and the National Advisory Council of the American Veterans Committee which supposedly was heavily infiltrated by socialists and communists.
Around the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union - Mikhail Gorbachev made the following statement -
'Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about Glasnost and Perestroika and democracy in the coming years. They are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal changes in the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep.'
Could we have been had ? By Ronald Regan !!?? Our Hero ... Seriously ? I personally find it difficult to fathom that a man who spoke out so eloquently and passionately against the evil empire of his time - The Soviet Union. The same man who said of the Soviet Union - "Isnt it strange that ... people build walls to keep an enemy out, and there's only one part of the world and one philosophy where they have to build walls to keep their people in."
The man who demanded on June 12, 1987 " "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr.Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!' In Nov. 1989 the wall came tumbling down.
I find it more believable that what in the present era we refer to as the "Deep State" entrenched within the bureaucracy worked under the table and behind the scenes without Reagan's knowledge, as they have for the past several decades.
Footnotes - References
1. Transcript of Norman Dodd Interview
2. Selected Works of Frederick Engels , 3 vols., International Publishers, New York, p. 153, 1950.
3. The Report of Norman Dodd, Director of Research Covering His Direction of the Staff of The Special Committee of The House of Representatives to Investigate Tax Exempt Foundations
4. UN, Obama, and Gates Are Globalizing Education Via Common Core