Schools, Character Education & the Eugenics Internationale
Behind the Conservative Curtain:
Pseudo Grassroots Organizations Front
for Corporate/Government Takeover
He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride. Job 41:34
MORE Strategists for School Choice / Charter Schools
MAJOR PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS
· Brookings Institution
· Manhattan Institute
· Annie E. Casey Foundation
· Cato Institute
· Hoover Institution
· Urban Institute
· Aspen Institute
Ø Brookings Institution
Robert Somers Brookings (22 Jan 1850-15 Nov 1932) (1910-1932). Original trustee of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Appointed by Carnegie (1910). Toured Europe (1880). President, Corporation of Washington University (1897-1928). Partner, Cupples and Mastron (St. Louis). Organized St. Louis World's Fair (1904). Chairman, Price Fixing Committee, War Industries Board. Accompanied Carnegie on peace visit to the Kaiser prior to WWI. Consultant to Commission on Economy and Efficiency (Taft Administration). Founder and VC, Institute for Government Research (3-25-1916). Began Institute of Economics (6-1922) (got $1.65 million from the Carnegie Corporation). Incorporated Robert S. Brookings School of Economics and Government (1924). Eponym of Brookings Institution (consolidated in 1927). Chairman, Brookings Institution (7-1-1928). Timber and Mining interests. Married Isabel Valle (1927). She pledged $350,000 for Robert Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government (1924). [Source: The Inquiry, Council on Foreign Relations & Carnegie Endowment for International Peace]
President, Michael H. Armacost [CFR/Bilderberg]
[partial listing of corporations/organizations represented]
· The World Bank [James D. Wolfensohn, Chairman (CFR/B); Robert S. McNamara, former president World Bank (CFR/TC/B)]
Other World Bank/CFR members: John M. Page, Jr., Chmn. Econ Mideast & No. Africa (B), Jessica Einhorn, V.P. & Treas. (CFR/B), Raymond Vernon (CFR).
· Bank of America Corporation [A.W. Clausen, Retired Chairman and CEO. B of A/CFR members: Geo. W. Coombe, former Exec. V.P. (CFR), Rudolph A. Peterson, Chmn. Exec. Comm. San Diego (CFR), Nicholas B. Binkley, Chmn. & CEO, San Diego (CFR), Neville P. McPherson, Group Exec VP, San Diego (CFR), Andrew Brimmer, Dir. (CFR), Ignacio E. Lozano, Jr., Dir. (CFR), Walter E. Massey, Dir., (CFR), Julia Chang Bloch, Group Exec. VP, San Francisco (CFR).
· Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [Jessica Tuchman Mathews, President (CFR). Other CEIP/CFR members: William H. Donaldson, Chairman of the Board (CFR), Sen. Bill Bradley, Trustee (CFR), Robert Carswell, Trustee (CFR), Jerome A. Cohen, Trustee (CFR), Richard A. Debs, Trustee (CFR), Leslie H. Gelb, Trustee, President of Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen R. Lewis, Jr., Trustee (CFR), Strobe Talbott, Trustee (CFR)]
· Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, [Vernon E. Jordan Jr. (CFR), Senior Managing Director]
· Fannie Mae [Franklin D. Raines (CFR), Chairman and CEO]
· H. J. Heinz & Co. [Theresa Heinz (CFR), Chairman, Heinz Family Philanthropies]
· Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) [Mike R. Bowlin, Chairman, CEO (CFR), John E. Berndt, Pres., Int. Comm. Serv. (CFR), Henry B. Schacht, Dir. (CFR), Chase Manhattan Bank, Chairman and CEO, Lucent Technologies]
· AT&T [Robert Allen, Chairman & CEO (CFR), John E. Berndt, Pres. Int. Comm. Serv. (CFR), Henry B. Schacht, Dir. (CFR)]
· Kissinger Associates, Inc., Alan R. Batkin, Vice Chairman, Henry Kissinger (CFR), Chairman
· Levi Strauss & Co. [Robert Haas, Chairman & CEO (CFR), Peter E. Haas, Director (CFR)]
· The Markle Foundation [Zoë Baird (CFR), President. Other Markle Foundation/ CFR members: Stanley S. Shuman (CFR), Stephen Friedman (CFR), Chairman of Brookings Institution Executive Committee, Director of Wal-Mart Holdings (see Cato Institute: John T. Walton, below]
· University of Chicago, Kenneth W. Dam, Max Pam Professor of American and Foreign Law
· Georgetown University School of Foreign Service [Donald F. McHenry (CFR), Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy]
· Times Mirror [Robert F. Erburu (CFR), Chairman of the Board (Ret.)]
· Human Genome Sciences, Inc. [William A. Haseltine, Ph.D.]
Power elites often occupy strategic positions on the boards of various multi-national corporations simultaneously.
Henry B. Schacht (listed above) of the firm Warburg, Pincus & Co., is also Director of the Chase Manhattan Bank, past Chairman and CEO of Lucent Technologies, serves on the Brookings Institution Board of Trustees, and holds or has held executive positions in Cummins Engine Co, AT&T, ARCO, ALCOA, among other leading U.S. corporations.
A prominent figure in Nazi Germany was Hjalmar Schacht, President of Hitler’s Reichsbank and Minister of the Economy. In the decade preceding the Third Reich, Hjalmar Schacht held secret meetings with Montagu Norman, president of the Bank of England, and the Governors of the Federal Reserve Board, whose architect was Paul Warburg. The outcome of their collaboration was the Great Depression of 1929-31.
Although it is difficult to establish a family relationship, Henry B. Schacht and Hjalmar Schacht connect through the (Warburg) Federal Reserve System and are luminaries of the 20th century Eugenics Establishment. [For more information on Henry B. and Hjalmar Schacht, see: Eugenics: All in the Family?.]
Note: An example of the merger of liberal and conservative is Brookings Institution and Hudson Institute collaboration in the Human Genome Project.
The Brookings Institution ~ Education for Social Change
“The Brookings [Institution] prepared a report entitled ‘Education for Social Change’ (Establishing Institutes of Public and Business Administration Abroad), written by Mary E. Robinson, based on a conference conducted by the Brookings Institution, for the Public Administration Division of the International Cooperation Administration (ICA) in 1961.
“According to K.M. Heaton, ‘ICA (referred to in the Brookings report) was a successor agency to Harry Truman’s ‘Point Four’ program,…an offshoot of the Marshall Plan.…The 12 years following the Truman ‘Point Four’ program saw the actual beginning of the penetration of foreign governments with the ‘planning idea’; the indoctrination of selected university personnel in this country; the preparation of ‘implementers’; creation of appropriate scenarios; and the schema to be followed in creating the increments of the New World Order.’ This was done with the knowledge and consent of Special Committees of the Senate, as well as the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. ‘The Ford, Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations also contributed. Before 1961, 13 universities in the United States were directly involved in the project…’ In short, ICA was setting up a worldwide program for ‘economic development’ - an integrated, interdependent system of regional government encompassing the whole world…’ (K.M. Heaton, The Impossible Dream, Hart Publications: © 1990, pp. V-40-41.)
“The report, under ‘What Should Future Objectives Be?’ asked: ‘Do the institutes underpin the development of nationalism, and if so should they? Or do they-- and should they--implement efforts to leap-frog this stage and move toward development of multinational or regional political and economic structures as more viable bases for dealing with human and natural resource development, production and distribution? Should the institutes set going ‘permanent revolution’ by introducing the concept of continuing change represented by the American dream of the ever more-perfect society? Implicit in these questions are the ultimate criteria for planning and assessing future efforts to establish indigenous institutions for ‘human capital formation.’’ (‘Education For Social Change,’ (Establishing Institutes of Public and Business Administration Abroad), Report by Mary E. Robinson, based on a conference conducted by the Brookings Institution for the Public Administration Division of International Cooperation Administration; the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C., May 1961, page 85.)
“Doesn't something in this Brookings report remind you of the United Nation’s Global Education Project, the ‘indigenously developed curriculum materials that reflect… ‘Thinking Globally, and Acting Locally,’’…
“The Brookings Institution has also been involved with the Global Interdependence Center (GIC), founded in Philadelphia in 1976, which produced the Declaration of Interdependence with project funding for the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1988, ‘The desire to affect policy changes that might ameliorate this situation (i.e., the United States going from the world's largest creditor to its largest debtor, and global economic instability, etc.), prompted the Board of GIC to convene two roundtables…to which representatives from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Economic Communities, the Federal Reserve, the Organization of American States, the Institute for International Economics and the Brookings Institution were invited.’ A paper was issued as a result of these roundtables entitled, International Economic Policy; A Proposal for Reform - A Policy Statement of the Global Interdependence Center, written by Lawrence R. Klein, A. Gilbert Heebner, and Robert Solomon, ‘a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution,…with the Federal Reserve Board for 28 years…and recipient of the Rockefeller Public Service Award.’” 1.
More Pew Charitable Trusts Grants to Education:
Location: Washington, DC 20036-2188
Grant Approved: 06/04/98
Grant Amount: $ 200,000 /2 yrs.
Program Area: Education
Sub-Category: K-12 Reform
Purpose: To support collaboration among school reformers toward more coherent and effective reform strategies for urban districts.
Contact: Mr. Paul Hill, University of Washington
[See Brookings Institution's role in upcoming report on Faith-based Welfare Reform]
has been a recipient of grants totaling: $2,642,950 between the years
1986 to 1999: Olin Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, Bradley Foundation
Media Transparency ]
The Council on Foreign Relations has been a recipient of grants totaling $ 932,050 between the years 1995 to 1999: Olin Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation. [source: Media Transparency]
“There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so… [T]he American branch of this organization (sometimes called the ‘Eastern Establishment’) has played a very significant role in the history of the United States in the last generation…
“Money for the widely ramified activities of this organization came from the associates and followers of Cecil Rhodes, chiefly from the Rhodes Trust itself, and from wealthy associates… Since 1925 there have been substantial contributions from wealthy individuals and from foundations and firms associated with the international banking fraternity, especially the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, and other organizations associated with J.P. Morgan, the Rockefeller and Whitney families, and the associates of Lazard Brothers and of Morgan, Grenfell and Company…
“At the end of the war of 1914, it became clear that the organization of this system had to be greatly extended. Once again the task was entrusted to Lionel Curtis who established, in England and each dominion, a front organization to the existing local Round Table Group. This front organization, called the Royal Institute of International Affairs, had as its nucleus in each area the existing submerged Round Table Group. In New York it was known as the Council on Foreign Relations, and was a front for J.P. Morgan and Company in association with the very small American Round Table Group. The American organizers were dominated by the large number of Morgan ‘experts,’ which had been recruited by the Milner group. In fact, the original plans for the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Council on Foreign Relations were drawn up at Paris.” 2.
“If the facts concerning the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Council on Foreign Relations be accepted, it will be seen that the proper study of political mankind is the study of power elites, without which nothing that happens can be understood. These elites, preferring to work in private, are rarely found posed for photographers, and their influence upon events has therefore to be deduced from what is known of the agencies they employ. There are dozens of such agencies, and financial support received from one or other or all three big American foundations - Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford - provides an infallible means of recognizing them … Both Chatham House and the Council fit the description of what has been called the Power Elite – ‘a group of men similar in interest and outlook, shaping events from invulnerable positions behind the scenes…’” 3.
“At times Capitalism and Communism would appear to be in conflict, but this writer is confident that their interests are in common and will eventually merge for one-world control. That policy outlined previously in Woodrow Wilson's Point Six has never been dropped. Capitalism and Communism, in terms of power, are merely their twin mechanisms to destroy the sovereignty of Christian nations. They will merge them into the projected super-state, where their financial power will exercise full sway and masterdom through that monopoly of atomic energy which is being sought with such feverish and fiendish persistence. They are selling us into slavery and using our material resources for their own nefarious world-wide purposes.” 4.
“Increasingly, left vs. right seems to us to be a diversion; it's mostly a matter of top vs. bottom.” 5.
Ø Manhattan Institute
Diane Ravitch is Education Policy Expert at Manhattan Institute with Chester E. Finn, Jr. Elsewhere, Ravitch is found:
• Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow, Scholar of Governmental Studies
• Hoover Institution, Visiting Fellow
• Fordham Foundation, Board of Trustees [with Chester Finn. Fordham was previously part of the Hudson Institute, but now affiliated with Manhattan Institute.]
• New America Foundation, Board Member
[Note: Ravitch is yet another example of the revolving-door nature of the foundations.]
Ed Fuelner is President of the Heritage Foundation. Before coming to the Heritage Foundation he was a staff member of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. A 1989 Choice in Education conference was held in Washington, D.C. Policy papers for the conference listed contributors as John Chubb [Brookings Institution], Joe Nathan [Center for School Change/ Hubert Humphrey Institute], and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Another page stated that the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research was funded by “Chase Manhattan Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation and others.”
[See Manhattan Institute's role in upcoming report on Faith-Based Welfare Reform]
Manhattan Institute has been a recipient of grants totaling: $7,875,060 between the years 1985 to 1999: Castle Rock Foundation [Coors, CNP], Olin Foundation, Sarah Scaife Foundation, Bradley Foundation, Scaife Family Foundation, Carthage Foundation [Scaife], Earhart Foundation, [source: Media Transparency]
“In 1931, [Friedrich] von Hayek accepted an invitation to visit London to deliver a series of lectures at the London School of Economics. During this period, he became formally affiliated with the British Fabian Society. He eventually accepted a full-time teaching chair at LSE. And in 1939, he initiated an organization that would evolve into the Mont Pelerin Society. The earlier group, the Society for the Renovation of Liberalism [laissez faire/free-market economics], included Frank Knight and Henry Simons, both of whom would train [Milton] Friedman at the [Rockefeller-funded] University of Chicago; the American Fabian socialist Walter Lippman; Viennese Aristotelian Society leader Karl Popper; fellow Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises; and Sir John Clapham, a senior official of the Bank of England who from 1940-46 was the president of the British Royal Society.
“It was this group, with the exception of Knight, who died, that gathered--at von Hayek's initiative--at Mont Pelerin, Switzerland in April 1947 to form the Mont Pelerin Society. Among the other founders of Mont Pelerin were Otto von Hapsburg, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne; and Max von Thurn und Taxis, the Regensberg, Bavaria-based head of the 400-year-old Venetian Thurn und Taxis family. The explicit purpose of the society was to revive and spread the Conservative Revolutionary ideas spelled out in von Hayek's book - The Road to Serfdom.
“The sister organization to Mont Pelerin from the very outset was the Pan European Union. Leading Mont Pelerin figures, including von Hapsburg and Walter Lippman, were pivotal figures in the Pan Europe movement. The concept of a Pan-European federation was a cornerstone of von Hayek's scheme, which demanded the replacement of the nation-state with a ‘benign’ feudalist system.
“In 1923, Count Coudenhove-Kalergi launched the Pan-Europa Union, an organization that won the immediate support of the very people who would install Hitler in power. The first person to join the PEU was Hjalmar Schacht, later Hitler's finance minister and the actual author of Hitler's slave labor programs…
“The Mont Pelerin Society, from the outset, was to be a clandestine agency committed to implementing the ‘Hayekian’ Conservative Revolution.
“One of the key figures in this effort was Antony Fisher. Born in London in 1915, educated at Eton and Cambridge, Fisher was elected to the Mont Pelerin Society in 1954. The following year, he founded the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, as the first of dozens of front groups for Mont Pelerin that he would help launch. Other IEA founders included von Hayek, who at this point was at the University of Chicago; Ralph Harris, a leader of the British Eugenics Society which had earlier helped draft Hitler's race laws; Keith Joseph and Allan Walters.
“When Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister of Britain in 1979, the Mont Pelerin apparatus moved right into 10 Downing Street. In recognition of the Mont Pelerin Society's loyal service to the House of Windsor, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Ralph Harris a peer for life, as Lord Harris of High Cross, and knighted Antony Fisher and Allan Walters. Walters was given an office at 10 Downing Street as Thatcher's resident economic advisor.
“By this time, Fisher had already furthered the Mont Pelerin subversion by establishing the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, Canada in 1974, the Manhattan Institute in New York City in 1977, and the Pacific Institute for Public Policy Research in San Francisco in 1978.
“In 1973, Mont Pelerin had also been instrumental in launching the Coors family think tank, the Heritage Foundation, in Washington, D.C. Following the Thatcher victory, Mont Pelerin launched an ambitious overhaul of Heritage, importing a half dozen British Mont Pelerinites in anticipation of the 1980 Presidential run by Ronald Reagan.” 6.
[Note: Milton Friedman was president of the Mont Pelerin Society from 1970-1972. Edwin Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation, served as president of the Mont Pelerin Society from 1996-1998, was senior vice president in 2000 and is currently treasurer. 7.]
Manhattan Institute Board of Trustees [partial listing]
Chairman of the Board, M.I.
Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation
Charles Murray, co-author of The Bell Curve, is not only a scholar of the American Enterprise Institute, but of the Manhattan Institute as well.
“While school vouchers and the turning over of public education to religious institutions is being sold by many on the right as a new and very progressive idea, the promotion of religious teachings in public schools was actually a key aspect of the Third Reich…
‘Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith . . . we need believing people.’-- Adolf Hitler, April 26, 1933, from a speech made during negotiations leading to the Nazi-Vatican Concordant of 1933
“More than simply a violation of the separation of church and state which is an essential part of the Constitution, my concern with Bush's ‘religious convictions’ is that they, like those of the Manhattan Institute, are actually a cover for fascism....
“The MI's twin obsessions as evidenced by even a brief visit to their webpage, are race and privatization. Among the ideas they are particularly keen on is getting everyone's DNA in a national database. The best known of their many celebrity scholars is Charles Murray, who wrote his controversial book, The Bell Curve -proposing the genetic inferiority of Blacks as a justification for eliminating affirmative action-while a research fellow of the MI. He continues, despite their claims to the contrary, to publicly speak there about eliminating welfare and on racial issues.”
“While the public expression of the ideas of the MI are couched in politically-correct terminology, the ideas themselves are closer to those of late 19th and early 20th century Eugenics than any other source. Eugenics is the application of science to the task of improving the human race by selective breeding (positive Eugenics) and sterilization or elimination of undesirable members of society (negative Eugenics).” 8.
“A century ago, scientists from the top universities in America began to study people's pedigrees in the hopes of creating ‘perfect’ children. Instead, they spawned a monster: the pseudoscience of eugenics...It's more than coincidence that the Cold Spring Harbor Lab hosts this project. It is, after all, home of the Human Genome Project to map DNA...Minority groups were most often the target of this plan...The ERO itself was endowed by a grant from the widow of railroad magnate E.H. Harriman [Prescott Bush was A. Harriman's business partner in Brown Brother Harriman, a firm that specialized in financing Hitler]. Today's breakthroughs in, say, prenatal screening would have been embraced by eugenicists, and there's always a group of people who will subscribe to racial-inferiority theories like those in The Bell Curve. [written by Manhattan Institute scholar, Charles Murray]” 9.
Ø Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation [AECF] was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of United Parcel Service [UPS is a member of ALEC, above]. AECF is a grant making body which targets Health and Human Service Programs -- government programs which impact neighborhood development. AECF was involved during the early days of GOALS 2000, a comprehensive plan, not only for education, but for communities and how they will function in the future.
“Revitalizing public education has become a priority in the United States, and educators, legislators, and parents have embarked on new, innovative, and often experimental paths--particularly when traditional reform approaches prove ineffective or lack support. Many of these innovative strategies strive to shift accountability from centralized bureaucracies to local schools and to create educational options… Several types of innovations and experiments are receiving increasing national attention, including theme- or curriculum-based school reform networks, charter schools, school choice, and public-private partnerships.”
“The Casey Foundation has also funded efforts to help teachers, parents, and other community stakeholders stimulate and sustain educational innovation. The Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University has received support to provide technical assistance in curriculum, professional development, and other areas to choice and charter schools serving disadvantaged students in Milwaukee. Drexel University's Technical Assistance Center for Public Charter Schools has been awarded funds for similar assistance to charter schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.”
Vouchers and Charter Schools: The Latest Evidence
A Brown Center Issues in Education Series and Annie E. Casey Foundation Event
A February 24, 2000 Brookings Institution panel discussion on school choice, vouchers and charter schools featured Bruno Manno, former Assistant Secretary of Education for Policy and Planning in New York's Department of Education under President Bush and senior program associate with the Anne E. Casey Foundation and Chester E. Finn, Jr., John M. Olin fellow at the Manhattan Institute, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, and formerly Assistant Secretary for Research and Improvement, Assistant Secretary in the Department of Education. Chester Finn and Bruno Manno co-authored "Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education." Chester Finn was also a key strategist for GOALS 2000/Modern Red School House Design Team.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
“For nearly a century, the Rockefeller scions and the Rockefeller Foundation have been the most visible and consistent patrons and agents of an anti-Christian social order, whose religion, as Sir Julian Huxley long ago promised, is eugenics. The foundations 1994 annual report announced a ‘second contraceptive revolution.’ The foundation helped engineer the first contraceptive revolution by funding Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood, as well as supporting the research, development and deployment of many contraceptive/abortifacient products.
“The foundation’s announcement denotes a multi-layered apparatus already in place. In April 1995 the Institute of Medicine, an important adjunct to the Rockefeller-founded National Research Council, published a study, ‘The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well-Being of Children and Families,’ funded by several long-time eugenics links—the U.S. Public Health Service, the Carnegie Corporation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—and a new player, the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
“’The Best Intentions’ is a carefully wrought propaganda campaign to induce American to choose ‘longterm contraception,’ including Norplant, Depo-Provera, new brass IUDs, abortifacient vaccines that cause ‘immunological sterilization,’ and, someday, bizarre male and female contraceptives, including a male ‘contraceptive’ that ‘stops sperm production’ but whose side effects will have to be countered with ‘female steroid progesterone.’
“Abortion on demand was but a stopgap measure, although a lethal and ruthless one. Lacking the means to prevent people from having children, surgical abortion had to be the backup until the preferred contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization methods had been developed. As these move to market, cutting down on surgical abortion will be part of the public relations campaign to achieve a voluntary shift in conduct that will someday explode into outright coercion. Anti-fertility vaccines have long been linked to coercive reproductive social policy.” 10.
Ø Cato Institute
Cato Board of Directors [abbreviated listing]
· William A. Niskanen [CFR], Chairman, Cato Institute
· Theodore J. Forstmann [CFR], Principal, Forstmann Little & Company
· David H. Koch, Executive Vice President, Koch Industries, Inc.
· Peter Ackerman [CFR], Managing Director, Rockport Financial Ltd
· Rupert Murdoch, Chairman & CEO, The News Corp. Ltd., Zondervan, Family Channel
In 1988, Zondervan Publishing House was purchased by Harper & Row Publishers. In 1989, Harper merged with Collins Publisher to become HarperCollinsPublishers. HarperCollins Publishers is part of News America Publishing Group, a division of News Corporation. Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation is K. Rupert Murdoch.
“Pat Robertson's biggest financial success took place in 1995, when he sold The Family Channel, a spin-off of the Christian Broadcasting Network, to Rupert Murdoch, for $1.9 billion.” 11.
CATO Institute has been a recipient of grants totaling: $10,721,040 between the years 1985 to 1999: Bradley Foundation, Olin Foundation, Sarah Scaife Foundation, Carthage Foundation [Scaife], Earhart Foundation, Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation, David H. Koch Charitable Foundation [source: Media Transparency]
Theodore Forstmann's [CFR] Children's Scholarship Fund [CSF]
CSF works as a parallel plan to charter schools, the goal being the corporate privatization of education.
Children's Scholarship Fund
THEODORE J. FORSTMANN:
“Ted Forstmann is senior partner of Forstmann Little & Co., a private investment firm, and he is a champion of expanding educational and economic opportunities…
“Though Forstmann is recognized as a giant in the investment industry, he also has long been committed to numerous philanthropic causes, particularly those helping children… Forstmann’s interest in education led to his involvement in the New York Inner City Scholarship Fund. For the past 10 years, he has been an active board member and major contributor to the fund, which was founded by the Archdiocese of New York to provide scholarships to children of low-income families.
“In 1997, Forstmann continued his efforts to expand educational opportunities for children. As chairman of the Washington Scholarship Fund (WSF), Forstmann funded 1,000 scholarships to provide low-income families in the District of Columbia with the opportunity to choose their children’s schools. Nearly 8,000 applications were received in the first two months of the program. The tremendous response to the WSF inspired Mr. Forstmann to join John Walton of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in pledging $100 million of their own money to launch the Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF), a program established to help children of low-income families gain access to the private and parochial schools of their choice. On April 21,1999, CSF, the largest private education initiative in the country, awarded $170 million of scholarships to 40,000 children across America. The response to these scholarships was tremendous. Parents of more than 1.2 million low-income children across the country applied for CSF scholarships demonstrating an overwhelming demand for an equal opportunity in education. As a result, CSF and Forstmann have been heralded for not only expanding opportunity in education but also opening the doors to a competitive educational environment.”
Children's Scholarship Fund National Advisory Board [abbreviated listing]
NOTE: Collaboration of CNP and CFR members toward privatization of education:
• Theodore J. Forstmann [CFR], Co-Chairman & CEO, Children's Scholarship Fund
• John T. Walton, Co-Chairman, Children's Scholarship Fund
• Dick DeVos [CNP], President, Amway Corporation [Judge, Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion]
• Diane Ravitch, Professor, New York University [Manhattan Institute]
• Henry A. Kissinger [CFR], Chairman, Kissinger Associates
• Trent Lott [CNP], United States Senator, Majority Leader
• George P. Shultz [CFR]
• Colin L. Powell, [CFR] Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
• Peter S. Lynch, Vice Chairman, Fidelity Management and Research Company
• Warren B. Rudman, [CFR] Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Brookings Institution Trustee
• Barbara Bush, Honorary Board Member [Husband, George Bush/CFR]
Other corporations represented:
• Microsoft Corporation
• America Online, Inc.
• MTV Networks
“On September 28, 1998, Seattle was named one of 40 ‘partner cities’ for the Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) challenge grant. The CSF is a $100 million foundation underwritten by entrepreneurs Ted Forstmann and John Walton. It matches funds raised by Seattle residents to fund approximately 250 private scholarships for low-income students to attend a school of choice. A lottery in April 1999 determined who would receive the scholarships, which were awarded for at least four years to children entering kindergarten through 8th grade the following year”. 12.
PART X: MORE Strategists for Charter Schools:
The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace
1. Connections and Conflicts of Interest (Or, There Ought'a Be An Investigation!): Private, or for-profit, design teams projects. Connections of those involved. New information on Vouchers (educational "choice"). Billy Lyon [October, 1992]; Information taken from the paper International Economic Policy: A Proposal for Reform…, Foreword by Frederick Heldring, Chairman of the Board, Global Interdependence Center, Philadelphia, March, 1989. -ed.)
2. Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the Word in Our Time, NY: The Macmillan Co., 1966, pp. 950-52.
3. A.K. Chesterton, The New Unhappy Lords: An Exposure of Power Politics, Candour Publishing Co., 1972, p. 197, http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/www.tlio.demon.co.uk/bildhist.htm
4. A.K. Chesterton, Candour.
5. Public Information Research, http://www.pir.org/
6. Jeffrey Steinberg, “The Legacy of Friedrich von Hayek: Fascism Didn’t Die With Hitler,” The American Almanac, Sept. 23, 1995, http://american_almanac.tripod.com/vonhayek.htm
7. The Mont Pelerin Society, http://www.montpelerin.org/ ; see: Past Presidents and Officers.
8. Robert Lederman, “GW Bush, Jesus and the Manhattan Institute,” http://baltech.org/lederman/809bush.html
9. Ward Harkavy, “Never Again,” http://baltech.org/lederman/809bush.html
10. Suzanne Rini, “Open Season on Humanity: Abortion, Contraception, Sterilization and the Coming Era of Coercion,” Celebrate Life, Nov.-Dec. 1995, pp. 32-33.
11. “Robertson’s Financial Empire,” Institute for First Amendment Studies, http://www.ifas.org/fw/9903/empire.html
12. School Choice 2000, The Heritage Foundation: http://www.heritage.org/schools/washington.html#3