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The 'New' Fad Corrupting Our Schoolchildren Is Not So New

As they learn more about social and emotional learning (SEL) with its data-mining, parents are in an uproar.  They're demanding an opt-out and deletion of all stored data.  Some believe that if we can stop the leftward lurch of America, we can "turn our schools around" and use SEL as it was "initially intended."

But was the initial purpose of SEL really to teach appropriate social behavior and support "mental wellness" and "management of emotions," or is there a sinister underside?

SEL's Occult Connections

The term "social and emotional learning" was coined in 1994 at a meeting hosted by the Fetzer Institute, founded by New Age guru John Fetzer. Fetzer was obsessed with Alice Bailey, the controversial occultist and organizer of the Lucis Trust.  Robert Muller, former assistant secretary-general of the U.N., authored the World Core Curriculum that introduces students worldwide to occult thought.  A member of the Lucis Trust, his underlying philosophy was based on ...