School World Order (Citations/References)

Updated: Apr 19, 2020

Chapters 5-10.

Endnotes – Chapter Five


1 Tribune News Services Contact Reporter, “Senate confirms Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary as Pence Breaks 50-50 Tie,” Chicago Tribune, February 7, 2017, https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-betsy-devos-education-secretary-confirmation-20170207-story.html


2 Emma Brown, “Democrats Request Another Hearing for DeVos, Trump’s Education

Pick, Before Confirmation Vote,” Washington Post, January 23, 2017, https://www.washington-post.com/news/education/wp/2017/01/23/democrats-request-another-hearing-for-betsy-devos-trumps-education-pick-before-confirmation-vote/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0cf1227b4421


3 Ibid.


4 Erica L. Green, “’Brain Performance’ Firm DeVos Invested in Is Hit for Misleading Claims,”

New York Times, June 26, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/us/politics/betsy-devos-neurocore-brain-performance-ads.html


5 Matthew Goldstein, Steve Eder and Sheri Fink, “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in

Biofeedback Company, Filings Show,” New York Times, January 20, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/business/dealbook/betsy-devos-neurocore.html


6 Ibid.


7 United States, Every Student Succeeds Act, Public Law 114-95, 114th Congress, S. 1177,

December 10, 2015, https://www.congress.gov/114/plaws/publ95/PLAW-114publ95.pdf


8 Mark Sanchez, “Windquest-backed Neurocore Eyes National Expansion,” MiBiz, September 18, 2016, https://mibiz.com/item/24029-windquest-backed-neurocore-eyes-national-expansion


9 Ben Miller and Laura Jimenez, “Inside the Financial Holdings of Billionaire Betsy DeVos,”

Center for American Progress, https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education-postsecondary/news/2017/01/27/297572/inside-the-financial-holdings-of-billionaire-betsy-devos/


10 Rosalind Adams, “What the Fuck Just Happened,” Buzzfeed, December 7, 2016, https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosalindadams/intake#.jtNzx18eE


11 Accessed September 21, 2017, https://extapps2.oge.gov/201/Presiden.nsf/PAS+Index/E2461CB47CF5A473852580C1002C7A3B/FILE/DeVos,%20Elisabeth%20P.%20finalAMENDEDEA.pdf


12 Travis Gettys, “Betsy DeVos Bankrolls Quack Medical Centers That Claim to Treat ADHD

and Autism with TV,” Raw Story, February 7, 2017, https://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/betsy-devos-bankrolls-quack-medical-centers-that-claim-to-treat-adhd-and-autism-with-tv/


13 Christopher Fisher, “Biofeedback,” Christopher Fisher, PhD, 2014, https://www.christopherfisherphd.com/psychological-services/biofeedback/


14 Neurocore Brain Performance Centers, “Homepage,” accessed November 9, 2018,

https://www.neurocorecenters.com/


15 Paolo Lionni, The Leipzig Connection: The Systematic Destruction of American Education, Third Printing (Sheridan, OR: Delphian Press, 1988), 72-81.


16 Rockefeller Foundation, “Evolution of a Foundation: The Advancement of Knowledge,”

Rockefeller Foundation: A Digital History, Rockefeller Archive Center, accessed November 9, 2018, https://rockfound.rockarch.org/the-advancement-of-knowledge


17 Paolo Lionni, The Leipzig Connection: The Systematic Destruction of American Education, Third Printing (Sheridan, OR: Delphian Press, 1988), 30-41, 64-65.


18 Edward Lee Thorndike, The Principles of Teaching Based on Psychology (New York: A. G. Seiler, 1925) quoted in Paolo Lionni, The Leipzig Connection: The Systematic Destruction of American Education, Third Printing (Sheridan, OR: Delphian Press, 1988), 32-33.


19 Neurocore Brain Performance Centers, “Who We Help—ADHD: Address the Symptoms

of ADHD,” accessed November 9, 2018, https://www.neurocorecenters.com/treatment/adhd


20 Kaleigh Rogers, “What the Heck Is Neurofeedback Technology, Betsy DeVos’s Pet Project?,” Motherboard, January 25, 2017, https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/9ad5zy/betsy-devos-is-invested-in-a-company-trying-to-treat-adhd-with-brain-training


21 Teachers College, Columbia University, “The Unorthodox Behaviorist,” TC Newsroom,

April 6, 2007, https://www.tc.columbia.edu/articles/2007/april/the-unorthodox-behaviorist/


22 Steven W. Lee, “Curriculum Vita,” accessed November 9, 2018, https://epsy.ku.edu/sites/epsy.ku.edu/files/docs/people/vita/S_Lee-02-21-18.pdf


23 Steven N. Broder, “About US/Profiles: Steven N. Broder, Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus,” Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, accessed November 9, 2018, http://www.bu.edu/wheelock/profile/steven-n-broder/


24 Neurocore Brain Performance Centers, “What is Neurofeedback?,” accessed November 9, 2018, https://www.neurocorecenters.com/what-is-neurofeedback


25 Ibid, “Authorization to Release Healthcare Information,” accessed November 9, 2018,

https://www.neurocorecenters.com/forms/insurance


26 Jeff Smith, “Betsy DeVos Watch: Listening to CEOs, Workforce Development and Stu-

dent Loans,” Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy, April 13, 2017, https://griid.org/2017/04/13/betsy-devos-watch-listening-to-ceos-workforce-development-and-student-loans/


27 United States, Department of Education, “Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the President’s Strategy and Policy Forum Listening Session,” Press Release, April 11, 2017, https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/statement-secretary-education-betsy-devos-presidents-strategy-and-policy-forum-listening-session


28 Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, “The Death of Free Will (Part 2 of 5),” News With Views, December 21, 2010, http://www.newswithviews.com/iserbyt/iserbyt103.htm


29 Ibid.


30 Emily Marks, “Betsy DeVos Believes Community Colleges Play Important Role in Work-

force Development,” University Herald, February 22, 2017, https://www.universityherald.com/articles/66342/20170222/betsy-devos-community-colleges-play-important-role-workforce-development.htm


33 Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones, Updated Reprint (Walterville, OR: Trine Day, 2002), 86.


34 Ibid, 90-91.


35 Ibid, 63, 85-87, 101-102, 107-109.


Paolo Lionni, The Leipzig Connection: The Systematic Destruction of American Education, Third Printing (Sheridan, OR: Delphian Press, 1988), 1-27.


36 Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones, Updated Reprint (Walterville, OR: Trine Day, 2002), 91.


37 Ibid, 84-87, 101-105, 109.


“Dr. John Dewey Dead at 92; Philosopher a Noted Liberal,” New York Times, June 2, 1952, https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1020.html


Paolo Lionni, The Leipzig Connection: The Systematic Destruction of American Education, Third Printing (Sheridan, OR: Delphian Press, 1988), 15-20, 64-65.


38 Ibid, 43-89.


39 Fredrick T. Gates, “The Country School of Tomorrow,” Occasional Papers No. 1 (Publica-

tions of the General Education Board: New York, 1916), 6.


40 Paolo Lionni, The Leipzig Connection: The Systematic Destruction of American Education, Third Printing (Sheridan, OR: Delphian Press, 1988), 29-41, 61-65, 72, 78-81.


41 Edward Lee Thorndike, and Arthur I. Gates, Elementary Principles of Education (New

York: Macmillan, 1929) quoted in Paolo Lionni, The Leipzig Connection: The Systematic Destruction of American Education, Third Printing (Sheridan, OR: Delphian Press, 1988), 40.


42 United States, Department of Education, “U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to

Visit Salt Lake City’s Granite Technical Institute,” Press Release, May 9, 2017, https://www.ed.gov/news/media-advisories/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-visit-salt-lake-citys-granite-technical-institute


43 Phillippe A. Kent, “Accountability Measures in Workforce Training,” New Directions for

Institutional Research 128 (2005): 60.


44 Accessed September 21, 2017, http://www.neurocorepro.com/


45 Accessed September 21, 2017, http://www.neurocorepro.com/corporate-health/


46 United States, Every Student Succeeds Act, Public Law 114-95, 114th Congress, S. 1177, December 10, 2015, https://www.congress.gov/114/plaws/publ95/PLAW-114publ95.pdf


47 James M. Kearney, Outcome-Based Education: Final Report, US Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, June 23, 1994, https://files.eric.ed.gov/full-text/ED373457.pdf


48 Jane Robbins, “Why ‘Competency-Based Education’ Will Deepen America’s Education

Crisis,” The Federalist, May 4, 2017, http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/04/competency-based-education-will-deepen-americas-education-crisis/


49 Ibid.


50 United States, Every Student Succeeds Act, Public Law 114-95, 114th Congress, S. 1177, December 10, 2015, https://www.congress.gov/114/plaws/publ95/PLAW-114publ95.pdf


51 Benjamin Herold, “DeVos Invested More Money in ‘Brain Performance’ Company, Despite Weak Evidence: Neurocore Makes Questionable Claims,” Education Week, August 7, 2017, https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/08/07/devos-invested-more-money-in-brain-performance.html


52 Jonathon Hirte, “DeVos Seeks to Turn Michigan Around,” Calvin College Chimes, November 3, 2006, https://web.archive.org/web/20131202234020/http:/clubs.calvin.edu/chimes/article.php?id=2723


53 Ellen Nolte, Caroline Viola Fry, Eleanor Winpenny, and Laura Brereton, Use of Outcome

Metrics to Measure Quality in Education and Training of Healthcare Professionals: A Scoping Review of International Experiences (Cambridge, UK: RAND Corporation, February 2011), 13.


54 D. Koo and K. Miner, “Outcome-Based Workforce Development and Education in Public

Health,” Annual Review of Public Health 31 no. 1 (2011): 253-269, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20001820


55 United States, Department of Education, “Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the 2017 ASU GSV Summit,” Press Release, May 9, 2017, https://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/prepared-remarks-us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-2017-asu-gsv-summit


56 Theodore C. Sectish, William W. Hay Jr, John D. Mahan, Fernando S. Mendoza, Nancy D. Spector, Bonita Stanton, Peter G. Szilagyi, Teri L. Turner, Leslie R. Walker, and Kenneth Slaw, “Blue-print for Action: Visioning Summit on the Future of the Workforce in Pediatrics,” Pediatrics, 136 no. 1 (2015), http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/136/1/161


57 Mathy Mezey, Ethel Mitty, Tara Cortes, Sarah Burger, Elizabeth Clark, and Philip McCal-

lion, “A Competency-Based Approach to Educating and Training the Eldercare Workforce,” Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging 34 no. 4 (2011): 53.


58 Elizabeth Bragg and Jennie Chin Hansen, “Ensuring Care for Aging Baby Boomers: Solutions at Hand,” Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging 39 no. 2 (2015): 96.


59 Ibid, 94, 96.


60 Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological

Paper Trail (Ravenna, OH: Conscience Press, 1999), 141.


Ibid, xxi, 138.

Ibid, 270.


Julian Huxley, UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy (Washington D. C.: Public Affairs Press, 1948).


61 Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological

Paper Trail, Revised and Abridged Ed. (Parkman, OH: Conscience Press, 2011), 36-37.

Education Commission of the States, Outcome-Based Education: An Overview (Denver: Education Commission of the States Clearing House, 1993).


62 Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull

and Bones, Updated Reprint (Walterville, OR: Trine Day, 2002), 63, 290.


Charles R. Lanman, “Daniel Coit Gilman (1831-1908),” Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 52 no. 13 (1917): 836-839.


63 Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull

and Bones, Updated Reprint (Walterville, OR: Trine Day, 2002), 63, 82, 90-91, 101.


“Dr. John Dewey Dead at 92; Philosopher a Noted Liberal,” New York Times, June 2, 1952, https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1020.html


Paolo Lionni, The Leipzig Connection: The Systematic Destruction of American Education, Third Printing (Sheridan, OR: Delphian Press, 1988), 16.


64 United States, Every Student Succeeds Act, Public Law 114-95, 114th Congress, S. 1177, December 10, 2015, https://www.congress.gov/114/plaws/publ95/PLAW-114publ95.pdf


65 Ibid.

66 Ibid.


67 Steven C. Kassel, “Stress Management and Peak Performance Crash Course for Ninth

Graders in a Charter School Setting,” Biofeedback 43 no. 2 (2015): 90.


68 Northwestern University, Division of Student Affairs, “Outreach and Education: Relaxation and Biofeedback,” Counseling and Psychological Services, accessed November 10, 2018, https://www.northwestern.edu/counseling/outreach-education/workshops-and-email-form/relation-biofeedback/index.html


69 University of Notre Dame, Division of Student Affairs, “Inner Resources Room,” University Counseling Center: Enhancing Emotional Health for a Half Century, accessed November 10, 2018, https://ucc.nd.edu/inner-resources-room/


70 Iowa State University, “Biofeedback Center Newest Stress-Buster for Iowa State University Students,” Iowa State University News Service, September 17, 2009, https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2009/sep/biofeedback


71 Ed Frauenheim, “Changing Hearts and (Anxious) Minds,” Workforce Magazine, November 21, 2008, https://www.workforce.com/2008/11/21/changing-hearts-and-anxious-minds/


72 United States, Every Student Succeeds Act, Public Law 114-95, 114th Congress, S. 1177,

December 10, 2015, https://www.congress.gov/114/plaws/publ95/PLAW-114publ95.pdf


73 David E. Rosenbaum, “A Closer Look at Cheney and Halliburton,” New York Times, September 28, 2004, https://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/28/us/a-closer-look-at-cheney-and-halliburton.html?mcubz=3


Endnotes – Chapter Six

1 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era (New

York: Viking Press, 1970), 9.


2 United States, White House Archives, President Barack Obama, “Education,” Educate

to Innovate, accessed November 10, 2018, https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/issues/education/k-12/educate-innovate


3 Daniel Chaitin, “Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush Offer Praise to the

Late Zbigniew Brzezinski,” Washington Examiner, May 27, 2017, https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/former-presidents-barack-obama-and-george-w-bush-offer-praise-to-the-late-zbigniew-brzezinski


Obama White House, “P032410PS-0305,” Flickr, March 24, 2010, https://www.flickr.com/photos/obamawhitehouse/4609005318/


Russell Berman, “Despite Criticism, Obama Stands By Adviser Brzezinski,” New York Sun, September 13, 2007, https://www.nysun.com/national/despite-criticism-obama-stands-by-adviser/62534/


Webster Griffin Tarpley, “Confirmed – Obama Is Zbigniew Brzezinski Puppet,” Rense News,

March 21, 2008, https://rense.com//general81/abig.htm


4 United States, White House Archives, President Barack Obama, “Education for K-12 Stu-

dents: Knowledge and Skills for the Jobs of the Future,” Educate to Innovate, accessed November 10, 2018, https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/issues/education/k-12/educate-innovate


5 Ibid.


6 Donald J. Trump, “Increasing Access to High-Quality Science, Technology, Engineering,

and Mathematics (STEM) Education,” Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Education,White House, September 25, 2017, https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidenial-memorandum-secretary-education/


7 United States, White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy, “President Trump

Signs Presidential Memo to Increase Access to STEM and Computer Science Education,” News Articles, September 25, 2017, https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/president-trump-signs-presidential-memo-increase-access-stem-computer-science-education/


8 Donald J. Trump, “Presidential Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America,”

Executive Orders (Social Programs), White House, June 15, 2017, https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/3245/


9 Yasuchika Hasegawa, Joseph S. Nye, Jean-Claude Trichet, “Letter to ‘Rockefeller Family,’” Trilateral Commission, March 25, 2017, http://www.trilateral.org/download/files/membership/TC%20Chairs%40DR%20Family%2025_03_2017%20(2).pdf


Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era (New York: Viking Press, 1970), 266, 267, 268, 269.


Ibid. “Special Address by Founding Director Zbigniew Brzezinski,” The Trilateral Commission Warsaw 2004 Plenary Meeting, May 9, 2019, http://trilateral.org/download/files/ZBIGNIEW%20BRZEZINSKI.pdf


10 Dustin Heustin, “Discussion: Developing the Potential of an Amazing Tool,” School and

Technology (1984) quoted in Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological Paper Trail, Revised and Abridged Ed. (Parkman, OH: Conscience Press, 2011), 8.


11 Mieke Vandewaetere, Piet Desmet, and Geraldine Clarebout, “The Contribution of

Learner Characteristics in the Development of Computer-Based Adaptive-Learning Environments,” Computers in Human Behavior 27 no. 1 (2011): 118.


12 Henry A. Giroux, “Schooling and the Myth of Objectivity: Stalking the Politics of the Hid-

den Curriculum,” McGill Journal of Education 16 no. 3 (1981): 283.


13 Renata Phelps, Stewart Hase, and Allan Ellis, “Competency, Capability, Complexity and

Computers: Exploring a New Model for Conceptualising End-User Computer Education,” British Journal of Educational Technology 36 no. 1 (2005): 69.


14 Ibid, 67.


15 Alexander Nussbaumer, Eva‐Catherine Hillemann, Christian Gütl, and Dietrich Albert, “A

Competence‐based Service for Supporting Self‐Regulated Learning in Virtual Environments,” Journal of Learning Analytics, 2 no. 1 (2015): 106.


16 Tony Wan, “Knewton’s New Business Attracts New $25M in Funding. But Some Things

Don’t Change,” EdSurge, August 21, 2018, https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-08-21-knewtons-new-business-attracts-new-25m-in-funding-but-some-things-don-t-change


17 Dreambox Learning, “Home: Company,” accessed November 11, 2018, http://www.dreambox.com/company


18 Desire2Learn, “Desire2Learn Acquires Knowillage Systems, Inc.,” D2L Newsroom, September 9, 2013, https://www.d2l.com/newsroom/releases/desire2learn-acquires-knowillage-systems-inc/


Ibid, “Products: Brightspace LeapTM,” D2L: Desire2Learn, accessed November 11, 2018, https://www.d2l.com/products/leap/


19 Smart Sparrow, “About: About Smart Sparrow,” accessed November 11, 2018, https://www.smartsparrow.com/about/


Ibid, “Platform: Create Courseware That Engages Every Student,” accessed November 11, 2018, https://www.smartsparrow.com/platform/


20 ACT, “About ACT: History of ACT” (2006), Internet Archive: Way Back Machine, accessed

November 11, 2018, https://web.archive.org/web/20061008113919/http:/www.act.org/aboutact/history.html


Cengage Learning, “Cengage Learning Launches Knewton Adaptive Learning Technology

within MindTap for Management and Sociology Students,” Cengage Press Releases, February 18,2015, https://news.cengage.com/higher-education/cengage-learning-launches-knewton-adaptive-learning-technology-within-mindtap-for-management-and-sociology-students/


D2L, “D2L Announces Strong Growth In Latin America, Signs Over A Dozen New And Returning Customers,” PR Newswire, December 21, 2016, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/d2l-announces-strong-growth-in-latin-america-signs-over-a-dozen-new-and-returning-customers-300382396.html


Knewton, “Partners: Enterprise Partnerships,” accessed November 11, 2018, https://www.knewton.com/enterprise/


Smart Sparrow, “About: About Smart Sparrow,” accessed November 11, 2018, https://www.smartsparrow.com/about/


Tony Wan, “Netflix’ Reed Hastings Leads $14.5M Series A1 for DreamBox,” EdSurge, December 17, 2013, https://www.edsurge.com/news/2013-12-17-netflix-reed-hastings-leads-14-5m-series-a1-for-dreambox


21 Khan Academy, “About: Our Mission Is to Provide a Free, WorldClass Education for Any-

one, Anywhere,” accessed November 11, 2018, https://www.khanacademy.org/about


22 Rachel B. Baker, “The Student Experience: How Competency-Based Education Providers Serve Students,” American Enterprise Institute Series on Competency-Based Higher Education, (The Center on Higher Education Reform of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2015), 10.


23 Ibid.

24 Ibid, ii.


25 P. Wildman, “From Student Competencies to Regional Capability,” Capability, 2 no. 1

(1996): 85-91, quoted in Renata Phelps, Stewart Hase, and Allan Ellis, “Competency, Capability, Complexity and Computers: Exploring a New Model for Conceptualising End-User Computer Education,” British Journal of Educational Technology 36 no. 1 (2005): 69.


26 C. Price, “An Elusive Human Capacity,” Capability, 2 no. 1 (1996) 3-4, quoted in Renata

Phelps, Stewart Hase, and Allan Ellis, “Competency, Capability, Complexity and Computers: Exploring a New Model for Conceptualising End-User Computer Education,” British Journal of Educational Technology 36 no. 1 (2005): 69.


27 Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, “Heritage Foundation, NAFTA, School Choice and the De-

struction of Traditional Education,” News With Views, July 31, 2012, http://www.newswithviews.com/iserbyt/iserbyt111.htm


Endnotes _ Chapter Seven


1 Christensen, Clayton, Curtis W. Johnson, and Michael B. Horn. "Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns” (New York: McGraw Hill, 2008), quoted in Matthew Ladner, Andrew T. LeFevre, and Dan Lips, Report Card on Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform 16th Edition (Washington DC: American Legislative Exchange Council, 2010).