Dumbing your kids down is UNESCO policy

Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but if you thought the decline in educational standards was driven by cultural factors, you were wrong. It’s UN policy: [my emphasis added]

“Generally, more highly educated people, who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes. In this case, more education increases the threat to sustainability.

Unfortunately, the most educated nations leave the deepest ecological footprints,  meaning they have the highest per-capita rates of consumption. This consumption drives  resource extraction and manufacturing around the world. The figures from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Statistical Yearbook and World Education Report, for example, show that in the United States more than 80  percent of the population has some post-secondary education, and about 25 percent of the population has a four-year degree from a university. Statistics also show that per-capita energy use and waste generation in the United States are nearly the highest in the world. In the case of the United States, more education has not led to sustainability.”

You can read this all for yourself here pages 12-13

I also commend these videos for you to watch:


If you think that not being in America might protect you from this – remember this is UN policy, and the UN is intended to become the one-world government one day soon.

What can you do? If you can’t home school, at least pay attention to teaching your kids how to think – how to question and how to research things they don’t know. Teach them somehow, any way you can, to be life-long learners. Help them find the joy in learning, whether it’s book based or practical learning they are best at.

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach



Weekend Inspiration – strategies for self-reliant youngsters

A couple of short but interesting videos that might encourage you to think differently about ‘safety’ versus ‘risk’. I’m not advocating any specific aspect of these videos, but they will certainly make you think!

What do you think? Leave a comment!

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach


The Politics of Compulsory Education – MUST LISTEN

Now you might think that this blog is just about voice coaching, but there is a lot more than this to the message I want to share. There are times when this blog will get undeniably (and seriously) political. If I find information which I think you need, I’ll post it. I hope that kind of post will inspire you in how you educate your kids, or how you allow the state to. Much of what needs to change in the UK in particular (but also a cross the world) is down to you to make happen.

I found this talk yesterday. I found it compelling. His arguments are clear – the mode of compulsory education was designed from its beginning to make class distinctions more distinct on the basis of highly flawed Darwinian notions. So if you are poor you will stay that way (or at least that is the intention) – not just financially, but in your ability to use your mind to better yourself in any way.

What inspired me to find this talk was a comment made about the Prussian system of education – which was designed to make students into obedient serfs to authority.

I found John Taylor Gatto’s conclusions, although brief, compelling and inspiring. Listen and learn from a 30 year career teacher just what is wrong with the schooling we have today.

Please let me know what you think – leave a comment!

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach