From the bublisher:
Walking Targets: How Our Psychologized Classrooms Are Producing a Nation of Sitting Ducks is B. K. Eakman’s latest exposé of our educational system. This is a wake-up call for parents and educators alike. With over 40 articles covering Education, Family, Behavioral Science, Mental Health, Privacy, Political Correctness and Manipulation of Public Opinion the reader will come to see how educators and provocateurs are driving a wedge between parents and their children.
Walking Targets points to an agenda that begins with government-controlled childrearing and force-feeds young people a pseudo-education under the cover of "mental health," "safety," "jobs," and something called "lifelong learning." She shows how, under the cover of educational and mental-health testing, computer technologies popularly believed to be restricted to use in defense of our country, have been redirected for use in tracking the opinions of schoolchildren from the earliest years. She shows how psychographic techniques, once confined to market research, have been retooled for data-mining purposes.
“The hook to keep kids in school is lax dress codes, sports and entertainment even as the dropout rate continues to soar,” answered Ms. Eakman in explaining the book.
She went on to say, “I take issue with teaching methodologies whose primary purpose is to target the emotions rather than challenge the intellect. Teachers do not exist to strip away a parent’s belief system from children in their classrooms, and to then transmit ‘new’ values. Today parents are waking up to see children who are nothing like them – people they don’t know and who don’t even share what few values they have left.”
What people are saying:
Charles M. Richardson, Founder & Chairman of the Literacy Council in Long Island, NY
“Walking Targets is a devastating indictment of the pernicious partners intentionally sabotaging our education system. She correctly observes that one of the most critical casualties has been our diminished communication skills, compromising the nation’s ability to solve all its other problems.”
Arizona State Senator Karen S. Johnson
“Unlike most of the psychobabble that passes for advice to parents, this book hones in on the real problems with education today. No parent should enter the public school system before arming themselves with Walking Targets first. This book is the best parent guidebook there is on navigating the public school system.”
Richard L. Cutler, Ph.D., Vice-President, Univ. of Michigan, retired
National Association of Scholars, Michigan
“This book is terrific, insightful, provocative … a must-read for anyone who cares about kids and their education. Bev Eakman sees troubles ahead and tells us how ‘mental health’ devotees are taking kids down a fatal path to thought control.”
E. Ray Moore, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) USAR Ret., Director, Exodus Mandate
“Beverly Eakman astutely chronicles the psychological abuse taking place in the public-school classroom with impeccable credentials and incontrovertible conclusions. ... Walking Targets points to the ominous threat of government-controlled childrearing, the use of pseudo-education under the guise of mental health and lifelong learning as three means of controlling the beliefs of the population.”
Bruce Wiseman, US President Citizens Commission on Human Rights
“If you want to know who Big Brother is, what he does, and where he lives you need to read Beverly Eakman. She has been exposing behavioral psychology’s covert, attitude- manipulating agenda for more than two decades. Her current book, Walking Targets is no exception. ... If ‘Knowledge is Power,’ Walking Targets is empowerment at its finest. If we are to prevent our schools from becoming mental health clinics, it will be people like Beverly Eakman and books like Walking Targets that will point the way.”
This 301 page compilation of her published articles, capitalizes on the success of her three previously published books: Cloning of the American Mind: Eradicating Morality through Education, Educating for the New World Order, Microchipped: How the Education Establishment Took Us Beyond Big Brother and her workbook How to Counter Group Manipulation Tactics.
"This book is terrific, insightful, provocative, and a must-read for anyone who cares about kids and their education. Bev Eakman sees troubles ahead and tells us how "mental health" devotees are taking kids down a fatal path to thought control."
Richard L. Cutler, Ph. D.
Vice-President Univ. of Michigan
retired National Association of Scholars, Michigan
"Beverly Eakman has opened doors to truth once again. No one has conducted more thorough research exposing the broad attack on our children than Bev. WALKING TARGETS is a must-read for every parent, educator and public policy analyst."
The honorable Samuel Rohrer
District 128, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
"For more than a decade Bev Eakman has been sounding the alarm to warn us that the Education Establishment is stealing the minds of a generation of children in order to create a wrenching transformation of our society. Her books, speeches and articles have chronicled how government-appointed (and self-anointed) child experts have now created the perfect global citizens of tomorrow: anti-property, anti-industry, undiscerning, global-village idiots. Bev Eakman refuses to let them get away with it without a fight.”
President, American Policy Center
"Bev Eakman is simply brilliant. Her new book skewers the educrats, psychotherapists, and politicians who claim to know best for you and your kids. Unlike most of the psychobabble that passes for advice to parents, this book hones in on the real problems with education today. No parent should enter the public school system before arming themselves with WALKING TARGETS first. This is the best parent guidebook there is on navigating the public school system. I'm giving a copy to all my children."
The Honorable Karen S. Johnson District 18, Arizona Senate