Nebo School District Drinking the Kool Aid

A friend emailed me and a few others a link to the new Nebo School District educational framework document entitled “Partnership for 21st Century Skills.” A while later, another friend who also received the link sent me this brief review of the document. She agreed to let me post it here.

So glad they have highlighted the 21st Century Skills!!!  Such elaboration in this document leaves little concern for the future leaders of the United States and their intellectual development which undoubtedly will prepare them for their government employment. It all falls so neatly somewhere ‘under that rainbow’.

I was greatly relieved to know that they have determined the preeminent importance of literacy!  Especially global, civic, health, and environmental literacy which may or may not fall under the MSE [BYU McKay School of Education] category of “Balanced” Literacy.  Maybe we should check on that……

They must have been reading my mind when they discerned that our American youth MUST have highly skilled knowledge of the ‘…role of the economy in society’s rights of citizenship at global levels…’ and the equally important ‘global implications of civic decisions’. What a relief to know this is covered and they will fulfill their rights as global citizens!

They will probably demand to “monitor family health goals” under “health literacy”, don’t you think?  I am curious as to how they will grade the individual student on the family goals?  Could this be problematic?

This new 21st century skill set will help revive the pining for the 60’s radicals that seems rampant today, as they will encourage the young to “create new ideas” of “radical content”.  I wonder if they were referring to the curriculum used in Tuscon schools curriculum or if they have more original radical ideas they would like to have elevated….

And for the Christian youth, they will no doubt find success as they teach them correct skills to “effectively evaluate claims and beliefs”. Of course, if the Fairness Doctrine isn’t instituted before these are taught, they will have a generation of deep thinkers who will root for ‘fairness’ in the media as they will have been diligently taught to “synthesize between information and argument.”

Then I HAD to open the document and see if it really talked about monitoring family health goals. Amazingly true. WHAT ARE Y’ALL DRINKING DOWN THERE IN NEBO? Ohhhh, that’s right, you’re part of the BYU Public School Partnership where John Goodlad’s Agenda for Education in a Democracy scholars run the show… That explains everything.

What a load of garbage. This is exactly why school board races must be made partisan. Nobody knows what agenda they are putting into office because the public at large is full of ignorant people who vote based on who had the most signs up or whose name appeared first on the ballot. Nobody looks into school board candidates and they are mostly left-wingers that put agenda ahead of arithmetic.

Looking through the document I see other fun stuff like participating in global environmental action and how population growth impacts resource consumption rates. Wow that’s fantastic! Now Nebo children can learn how evil humans are and why we need to let some nut job such as Obama’s science czar put sterilants in our water supply so we don’t overpopulate the earth. If you aren’t familiar with John Holdren, here’s a couple quotes from him (

“Individual rights must be balanced against the power of the government to control human reproduction.”

“The law regulates other highly personal matters. For example, no one may lawfully have more than one spouse at a time. Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having more than two children?”

“The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime should have some power to enforce the agreed limits.”

Among some of Holdren’s other ideas…

  • Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods
  • Sterilizing women after their second or third child
  • Long-term sterilizing capsule … implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission

Did John Holdren help Nebo S.D. write their document? If you live in Nebo, you may want to look into it…

6 Responses to “Nebo School District Drinking the Kool Aid”

  • Jon F:

    In about 20 years (after our children grow up with this indoctrination)… Headline news: Happy Valley’s birth rate plummets… It’s in the water folks.

  • Absolutely you are correct. You imagined very well. I am also feel the same. It will be happen.

  • W Zenk:

    I don’t recall the phrase” balanced literacy” at the MSE. I’ll keep my eye out.

  • Oak,
    I would encourage you to calm down. I don’t want to sound offensive or anything, but I’ve been going over your website and it reads like a John Bircher tract/Glenn Beck chalkboard shpeel. I think you may have some valid concerns here and there, and I respect your efforts to call attention to such issues, but I think your cause would be far better served if you abandoned some of your more conspiratorial subject matter (current article included). The whole line about sterilants in the water supply just rings of classic John Bircher paranoia over fluoride treatments. Again, I think you are a very well-intended individual with a few persuasive arguments, but I fear that such continued conspiratorial web-spinning will simply sideline you into the ranks of irrelevance.

  • Thanks for posting Gary. Are you concerned with Mr. Holdren’s views? Do you believe they should be buried or shouted from the rooftops since he occupies a position of significant influence in our government?

  • As far as Mr. Holdren’s views are concerned, I personally referenced the PDF format of the textbook that this information was taken from. Not only was Mr. Holdren one of three authors of the text (leaving open the possibility that he didn’t write the section in question), but the text also points out the objectionable nature of the coercive population control methods you mentioned. In fact, the book in question advocates a moderate approach to population control to discourage foreign regimes from adopting the repressive and coercive methods you referenced. Furthermore, the text never discusses applications of these population control methods to developed countries, but only to developing/less-developed countries. Even when discussing the possible implementation of such policies in Third World settings, the text repeatedly cites the objectionable/unacceptable nature of such policies. Given these facts, and the unanimous approval that Mr. Holdren received from the Senate after rigorous confirmation hearings, I would say that the charges you have leveled against Mr. Holdren are unfounded. Have a good one!

    P.S. Here is a link to the referenced PDF: