"This book is meticulously annotated and researched with sources cited in the best academic traditions (remember them?). The author is in a sense a whistle-blower, having served as the head of policy at the Department of Education during the first administration of Ronald Reagan and taken an active interest in education ever since. She reveals the central role of the Heritage, Ford, Rockefeller and Carnegie "charitable" foundations in transforming Americans into the drones envisaged by Bertrand Russell nearly 100 years ago;
“Education should aim at destroying free will so that pupils thus schooled, will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. . . . Influences of the home are obstructive.
It is for a future scientist to make these maxims precise and to discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.”
She also goes on to say that the people who are the least fruitful to procreate are the ones which will the most, to dumb down society."