Teaching Slavery in the Classroom

Time for a little history on our educational system. We need this history because once we understand the roots of our modern system, it will become clear why we have division on all levels in our society. We start with three men; Wilhelm Wundt, Edward Lee Thorndike and John Dewey.

These three men largely believed children to be simple vessels of stimulus and response. Their beliefs were to later form the basis of the General Education Board, which was incorporated by Congress in 1902. The General Education board was endowed by John D. Rockefeller Sr as a means for experimenting with and implementing systems proposed by Dewey, Thorndike and Wundt. Take this lesson with you to your next parent/teachers conference.

Alternatively you can listen to “Teaching Slavery in the Classroom” by KrisAnne Hall on YouTube