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Government Schools Forego Education for Indoctrination (Guest: Vicki Alger)

April 3, 2018

How did the Obama administration transform public education into public indoctrination? Vicki Alger, research fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses this question and more on the Heartland Daily Podcast.

Vicki Alger, research fellow at the Independent Institute, joins the show to discuss positive changes Trump is bringing to education.  Alger speaks to how the federal government continually institutes new programs that fail to improve education in a quantifiable manner.  Worse, Alger states that education is becoming indoctrination, with social-emotional learning become a giant data collection tool used by the federal government. Trump is looking to remove these regulations and keep education affordable.

Vicki Alger calls common core an utter disaster.  She illustrates how the Obama administration bribed states into common core by offering increased funding.  Classrooms became politicized, standards were lowered, and education suffered as a whole.  The largest problem is government is fazing parents out of their own children’s education.

Author
Vicki Alger, Ph.D. is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum. She is also a research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, working on a book examining the history of the U.S.
heartlander@vickialger.com @vickiealgerphd
Author
Lennie Jarratt is the project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute.
ljarratt@heartland.org @LennieJarratt