Remember Inigo Montoya’s quote in The Princess Bride? “You keep using that word; I do not think it means what you think it means.”
The way that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and the writers of the education chapters of the United Nations’ Agenda 21, use words, remind me of that quote –continually.
They keep using these words. I do not think they mean what we think they mean.
Examples of words that mean the exact opposite of how they sound:
- “social justice” – it really means stealing, the “redistribution of weath”
- “college and career readiness” – it really means Common Core, having the exact same standards as virtually everyone else on earth (See Ed.gov definitions: http://www.ed.gov/race-top/district-competition/definitions
- “accountability” – it really means top-down control, not mutual accountability
- “world class education” – it really means having the same –which is mediocre at best– the same education as every other country in the world
- “globally competent” – it really means acting out the “sustainable development” agenda which seeks to erase individual sovereignty.
- “teacher improvement” – it really means getting rid of the teachers –and teachings– that do not agree with the fanatical “sustainable development” agenda, as agreed upon by the United Nations and the U.S. Department of Education.
Alisa Ellis made this last point, about “teacher improvement” in her talk. –Among many, many other important things.