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How This Simple Educational Model Can Change the World

25th May 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“In the modern age of production and consumption, in the age of money and power, the meaning of education has become distorted. The Latin root of the word education – educare – means to ‘bring out’, whereas the present implication of the word education is to ‘put in’.” ~ Satish Kumar

America — and the world at large — is in crisis. From education to the environment and how we relate to one another, most would agree, something needs to change — and quickly. As overwhelming as this state of affairs can be, Satish Kumar, a former Jain monk, long-time peace activist and ecological champion believes we can radically re-establish balance to our planet and its inhabitants with one straightforward idea. The key to such a metamorphosis? Our educational system.

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Why Education Must Come Back to Nature

3rd May 2016

By Will Stanton

Guest writer for Wake Up World

“Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can’t expect them to help protect and care for it.” – David Suzuki

Humanity has lost its connection with the Earth. As a species, we too easily distance ourselves from the war being waged on the environment. Most of us are opposed to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the oil pollution in our oceans, yet we continue to let it all happen. We care, but we don’t care enough to put a stop to all the madness. Why? Because we have lost touch with nature. Sadly, we do not feel the planet’s hurt. Her cries of protest are falling on deaf ears. For the most part, we have become anaesthetised by modern society and the trappings of economic pragmatism.

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Common Core: Surveillance, Standardization, and the Sexualization of Children

23rd April 2016

By Makia Freeman

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Common Core is the set of educational standards for American children which first came onto the scene in 2009, after Obama took office, using money from the $350 million stimulus package.

In another example of blatant doublespeak, the curricula are named “Common Core State Standards”, despite the fact they were forced onto the states with bribes, came top-down from the US Federal Government and were written by the international elite. Funded by Bill Gates, Common Core is another manifestation of a long-held dream of the New World Order manipulators to replace the family with the State — a plan laid out in novels such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, which included reference to State hatcheries (i.e. State control of reproduction).

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Breaking the Spell of Our Cultural Imprisonment

21st April 2016

By Christina Lavers

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

What would the world look like if instead of living our lives according to how we are told we ‘should’ be, we were all free to follow the deep callings of our hearts? Diehard capitalists would recoil at the thought and insist that civilization would come to a halt. But would everyone really stop working and choose to spend their days lounging around doing nothing? I don’t think so. We humans are curious, industrious creatures who are naturally driven by a passion to explore, learn and create.

We currently live in a mad world that is based on fear, greed and scarcity. It is considered completely normal for people to spend the majority of their waking lives toiling in jobs they hate. Economic inequality has reached a point of staggering absurdity where many people slaving away in full-time jobs can barely even meet the basic survival needs of their families, while others lounge around on $200 million yachts and have ridiculously decadent luxury homes around the world.

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Leave a Better Generation for a Better World

By Purnima Ramakrishnan

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” ~ Ann Landers

We talk of climate change, pollution, gender equality, and all those things, so that our children have a better world with peace, joy and hope. But in the midst of all this good talk about a good world, we are forgetting that we need to leave better children, better people, a better generation for this good world which is in the making. Well, we need to leave behind a generation which is of the heart, soulful and in touch with the deepest levels of consciousness, to make this world a better place for future generations to come. Continue Reading – Leave a Better Generation for a Better World

America – The Great Illusion

By Tim Bryant

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein

Life is the greatest gift in the known universe. It is incredibly precious, vastly diverse in its scope, and without judgement or prejudice – it just happens. One does not have to possess any specific talent, live any particular lifestyle, or be any one particular person in order to enjoy its enormity. In fact, the profound beauty in life does not come through force or will, but instead through surrender to the natural flow.

However, today’s world has become increasingly complex. Social forces mold individuals into thinking, behaving, and believing in a way that benefits the consumer driven society; essentially telling the child, “you can be whatever you want to be as long as you do what you’re told”.

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Group Learning (Not Teacher-Led Discussion) Makes Children Better Decision-Makers

By Christina Lavers

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

“The world got compulsion schooling at the end of a state bayonet for the first time in human history; modern forced schooling started in Prussia in 1819 with a clear vision of what centralized schools could deliver: Obedient soldiers to the army; Obedient workers to the mines; Well subordinated civil servants to government; Well subordinated clerks to industry; And citizens who thought alike about major issues.” ~ John Taylor Gatto

Schools have never been about the needs of children. Since their inception they have been about creating a populace that caters to the desires of the ruling class. Corporate leaders and their allies in government have continually worked to shape education to fit the requirements of industry. They are not interested in developing independent, self-directed individuals with the capacity to think critically and originally; they benefit from creating a malleable, suggestible, obedient and competitive population that accepts being instructed, monitored, assessed and controlled from the top down.

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Self Discovery – The Key to Real Education

By Will Stanton

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

What if kids knew themselves – I mean really knew themselves?

Ask the average school leaver who they are at the core of their being and they’ll likely say they haven’t the faintest clue. Heck, ask me eight years ago when I was in my final year of high school and I’d have shrugged my shoulders too. I, like many others I’ve spoken to, didn’t find myself until after I’d run the school gauntlet.

Why is it that so many kids go through over a decade of ‘education’, yet come out the other end without a sense of who they truly are? Surely, the education system hasn’t done its job. Or, perhaps, the education system was never geared at helping children learn who they are. If that is the case, as I daresay it is, what a tragedy…

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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US Government Places “Gag Order” on Weather Agency Employees, Inserts Geoengineering Propaganda into ‘Common Core’ Syllabus

By Dane Wigington

Guest Writers for Wake Up World

Government Implements Illegal “Gag Order” on National Weather Service and NOAA Employees

The power structure is beginning to panic as the public wakes up to the criminal climate engineering insanity. The growing police state is completely out of control and becoming unimaginably blatant with their actions. In recent weeks Washington has placed “gag orders” on the employees of “The National Weather Service” (NWS), the “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration” (NOAA), and the “US Department of Commerce” agencies. This is a massive red flag that should trigger alarm bells everywhere.

Bill Hopkins, the executive vice president for the National Weather Service employees organization (NWSEO) said this: “As a taxpayer, I find it highly disturbing that a government agency continues to push gag orders to hide how they operate. This is the work of the American government, owned by the American public, and should be open to the American public.”

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Grassroots Revolution Towards a Holistic and Creative Educational System

24th October 2015

By Lance Schuttler

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

“Reform is not enough anymore. Because that’s simply improving a broken model. What we need, and the word’s been used many times in the course of the past few days, is not evolution, but a revolution in education. This has to be transformed into something else.” – Sir Ken Robinson

Mr. Robinson spoke these words in his popular 20-minute TedTalk entitled, “Bring On The Learning Revolution”, which is embedded below. This is one of the best lectures on a topic that so desperately needs addressed in our world and I recommend it to anyone.

The current educational system, which stresses compartmentalization and standardized testing, is limiting the inherent abilities we all possess. It’s as if the educational system is simply set up in a way that directs us only to memorize and regurgitate rather than question, express, connect, and create. We are taught to fall in line and adhere to “The Matrix” rather than being our unique, authentic selves.

Though we could go deep down the rabbit hole showing the financial corruption involved at all levels of the world’s educational system, we’ll instead focus on solutions.

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Another Brick In The Wall – Modern Education and the System of Deception

By Paul Philips

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Like many things — the food industry, the medical-pharmaceutical establishment, the mainstream media — the hidden corporate/bankers who control our governments have also standardized the education system through funding.

Many years ago in the USA, for example, much money was poured into education by the Rockefeller-created National Education Association, with the help of the Carnegie Foundation and later on the Ford Foundation. The result of the efforts of such organisations can be seen worldwide today in the real purpose of the education system which is to teach children and young people: 1) Reward comes from accurate memory recall from heavy repetition. 2) Non-compliance will be punished. 3) Acceptance that ‘truth’ and what is ‘real’ comes from authority.

Thus, the real purpose of the education system is to cultivate conformity and prohibit critical thinking about anything of real importance.

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After A Decade Of Education, Why Are Our Kids So Uneducated?

By Phillip J. Watt

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

What skills, qualities and information do we need to live an honourable, healthy and happy life? And of those skills and qualities, which are provided and nurtured through the school system? The answer is almost none of them.

It’s clear that we need to redesign our education model.

It is up to the parents, mentors, peers and other societal influences to fill these gaps, but we all know this doesn’t regularly occur. If the guides and teachers in a child’s life don’t have the knowledge and skills to properly inform and take care of themselves, then how can they be expected to share it with others? They literally can’t. To break this cycle, we need an effective safety net to provide the skills and information that our children need to develop into awakened, functional and well-rounded adults, not just well-behaved employees of “The System”.

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