Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt (pronounced Izzer-bee), former Senior Policy Adviser in the US Department of Education during the Reagan administration, was interviewed in May of 2011 about the miseducation of America. It’s not so much an interview as it is her telling the story of what has gone on in education. Please listen with both ears and your mind, you’ll need them. There is so much information in this video. I really felt that my brain drowned in information (that’s a good thing).
Charlotte Iserbyt’s website is deliberatedumbingdown.com.
Read the Transcript: America’s Road to Ruin
Read more of Iserbyt & others’ work here.
Charlotte has also written the book The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America which is online for free. It is a chronological history of the past 100+ years of education reform. It contains a lot of research including government plans and policy documents from her time in the Department of Education.