Charlotte Iserbyt died this past month. Since before 1982, she has been an unstinting advocate for maintaining the integrity and quality of K-12 education in the U.S. Given the current state of educational affairs, Ms. Iserbyt has obviously not been successful. If you care to have a peek at the very early years of the Dept. of Education monster created by President Carter, watch this revealing 28 min. interview with a person who found herself in the “belly of the beast.”
Time Out: Charlotte Iserbyt – The Reagan Years (YouTube LINK)
Nov 1, 2009
Time Out Productions presents an extended interview with Charlotte Iserbyt covering the time she spent working the Dept. of Education during Reagan’s first term in the White House. This is an extended interview of what is in the upcoming documentary film “Charlotte Iserbyt: Societies Secrets.” Charlotte Iserbyt is the consummate whistleblower! Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America’s classrooms. Iserbyt is a former school board director in Camden, Maine and was co-founder and research analyst of Guardians of Education for Maine (GEM) from 1978 to 2000. She has also served in the American Red Cross on Guam and Japan during the Korean War, and in the United States Foreign Service in Belgium and in the Republic of South Africa. Iserbyt is a speaker and writer, best known for her 1985 booklet Back to Basics Reform or OBE: Skinnerian International Curriculum and her 1989 pamphlet Soviets in the Classroom: America’s Latest Education Fad which covered the details of the U.S.-Soviet and Carnegie-Soviet Education Agreements which remain in effect to this day. She is a freelance writer and has had articles published in Human Events, The Washington Times, The Bangor Daily News, and included in the record of Congressional hearings.
Letter to Reagan LINK