1998, Congressman Bob Schaeffer of
Colorado read a
letter from Marc
President of the National Center on
Education and the Economy to Hillary
Clinton, wife of the new elected
President Bill Clinton.
This letter describes the design
‘seamless web’ -
“cradle-to-grave” government system
for the management of “human
resources’. The importance of this letter is that he describes the
system in enough detail for critical
readers to be able to understand the
concepts which are control of the
population - not education.
The following are excerpts from
subject were were discussing was what
you and Bill should do now about education, training and labor policy”.
took a very large leap forward in terms
of how to advance the agenda on which
you and we have all been working--a
practical plan for putting all the major
components of the system in place within
think the great opportunity you have is
the entire American System for human
a vision of the kind of national--not
federal--human resources development
system the nation could have.
This is interwoven with
new approach to governing that should
inform that vision.
What is essential is that we
create a seamless web of opportunities
to develop one’s skills that literally
extends from cradle to grave and is the
same system for everyone--young and old,
poor and rich, worker and full-time
high priority packages…the first would
use your proposal for an apprenticeship
system as the keystone of a strategy for
putting a whole new postsecondary
training system in place”.
seamless system of unending skill
development that begins in the home with
the very young and continues through
school, postsecondary education and the
have a national system of education in
which curriculum, pedagogy,
examinations, teacher education and
licensure systems are all linked to the
employment Service is greatly upgraded
and separated from the Unemployment
All available frontline jobs--whether public or private must be listed
in it by law.”
soon as the first set of states in
engaged, another set would be invited to
participate, until most or all states
It is a collaborative design,
rollout and scale-up program”.
about it… “cradle-to-grave”. That means government management of family, school, and work
- and everything in between.
And in fact, the system that
Tucker describes in his letter does
manage all those arenas.
And in fact, the school
‘reform’ over the last 22 years has
been positioning (phased development)
for the very system that Tucker
Succinctly, it is a system that
compiles a life history of a ‘human
resource’ from the time the
‘resource’ is in the womb until we
is a control system.
control mechanism is simple.
It's your ability to make a
This is America and it is
supposed to be a free country right?
Can you be free if there is a
government “management” - meaning
information and control - tracking your
every move for your entire life - and
that system determines your ability to
make a living?
Can money - a paycheck - be used
as a mechanism of control?
system they are talking about is
comprised of your personal records
- including prenatal, home life,
preschool, school, medical records -
including sociological assessments,
psychological assessments, physical
assessments, tests and results, employer
assessments, school disciplinary
actions, police records, IQ tests,
grades - absolutely everything about
you, said by everybody and anybody who
comes into contact with you, for your
entire lifetime - and all of these
records will be used to determine your
‘suitability’ for employment in a
government run ‘jobs bank’ system.
If you are not by now asking
yourself, 'What country am I living
in?', then you aren’t understanding
the system yet.