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Education or Indoctrination?

Are parents complicit, complacent or pro-active on whether their children are being educated or indoctrinated?

The primary responsibility of education DOES NOT belong to schools.

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o Foundation

o Propaganda Factories

o Teaching perversion to our children

o More Disturbing Details

 

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Upfront

"He that begets a fool does it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool has no joy. A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him." Proverbs 17:21,25  

"To give children a good education in manners, arts and science is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties."  ..."Education is useless without the Bible." --Daniel Webster:

"Knowledge unenlightened by the truth of God is dark knowledge. We may have a B.S., an M.S., and a Ph.D., but without the Lord all we have is dark information. It may help navigate us in the world of darkness, but by itself will never lead us to the truth. Apart from the revelation of the Spirit of God, none of us could ever find our way into the light. Darkly educated people are like those whom Paul described to his young protoge', Timothy, as 'always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.'" (2 Timothy 3:7) Rediscovering the Kingdom by Myles Munroe

Education Secretary Threatens Union Power - By Louis DeBroux - Betsy DeVos faces nearly as much leftist "resistance" as Donald Trump himself. ...The federal Department of Education was established in 1979, with a budget of $12 billion. That grew to $70 billion in FY2017, Barack Obama's last year, for a department employing more than 4,000 bureaucrats who do nothing but micromanage the decision-making of countless thousands of schools around the country. Yet after four decades and hundreds of billions of dollars, the academic achievement of American children is stagnant in math and reading, and worse in science. As Secretary DeVos correctly notes, government can't fix public schools. The American people would never tolerate federal bureaucrats and their union cronies dictating where we select our groceries, especially if the stores we were forced to shop at offered no selection, stale bread, moldy fruit, and rotting meat. Yet that is exactly what government forces us to do with our children, our most cherished possessions: feed them the educational equivalent of stale bread and rotting meat.

Important Notes:

1. This page below deals with the ongoing issues regarding education.

2. For recommended resources in education in the following areas, Learning & Support Resources, Home Schooling, Higher Education, and Legal, Criminal Justice, & more... click here. Such as: Christian Education Initiative - CEI intends to enlighten Christians (pastors, parents, teachers, students) about the spiritual and academic failures of public education and encourage them to pursue Christian education, either Christian schools or Christian home schooling. CEI will mobilize parents and the church to reclaim its responsibility for the education of its children.

3. The mission of Public School Exit is to facilitate an exodus of American children and families from government-controlled education by educating the public and helping families. We are more than an organization, we are a movement.

Foundation

"[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind." Benjamin Rush (1806 – Sylvania Urban, The Gentleman’s Magazine and Historical Chronicle, Vol. 56 [London, John Nichols, 1786], 776.)  

 

"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families... In vain are Schools, Academies, and Universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years... The vices and examples of the parents cannot be concealed from the children. How is it possible that children can have any just sense of the Sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their mothers live in habitual infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant infidelity to their mothers?" --John Adams 1778

...George Orwell wrote in his novel 1984: "Those who control the past control the future, and those who control the present control the past."
...Adolph Hitler: "When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.'" ..."The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes."
...Nikolai Lenin: "Destroy the family, and the society will collapse."
...Vladimir Lenin: "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."
...Karl Marx:"Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily destroyed."
...Yang Berhorma: "A nation or generation that does not know the history of their nation is a nation that lost its identity, and can be easily manipulated."
...Ronald Reagan: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States when men were free."

"The purpose of education is to make the choices clear to people, not to make the choices for people." --American writer Peter McWilliams (1949-2000)

Why the Founding Fathers Were Probably Smarter Than We Are - By Paul Strand - Jennifer Cote wrote The Voice, the Revolution and the Key to better connect our younger generation with America's founders.

   ..."Plutarch's Lives — Benjamin Franklin, 11 years old, that was his favorite book. Have you read Plutarch's Lives? I just read it to write this book, and it's pretty complicated."

   Young George Washington wrote in long-hand 110 principles put together by Jesuits about how to live right and be a gentleman.

   "What 12-year-old today do you think would take the time to have a journal and to hand-write out rules of civility and civil discourse?" Cote asked. "He wrote down these principles so he would learn them. And our founding father, the head of them all, George Washington, this was ingrained in him young."

   She added, "All of the founding fathers were raised to be respectful, good citizens."

   They Learned All About Greece, Rome, Right and Wrong.

   "They studied the mistakes of mighty empires like Rome and the intellectuals of Greece, learning what went wrong. They clearly understood their God-given natural rights and their long-held rights and responsibilities as proud Englishmen. And that's why they valued freedom and liberty. They learned from history how precious freedom truly is, and how vigilant a people must remain to hang onto it," Cote wrote in a commentary for CNSNews.

   Colonial society at that time was pretty much based on the lessons and literature of Christianity, which imbued good students with morals, virtues and civility.

   "Children were learning their ABC's based on Bible characters," Cote said. "Learning not to take the Lord's name in vain, for example, and to love your school and respect others. They were learning all these general principles in their classrooms."

   ...Today's public schools not only don't teach out of the Bible, they don't teach how important Christianity was to the founding fathers. Or they maybe just suggest founders like Washington were deists, believing only in a distant, uninvolved God.

   Cote said in their younger years, "They were learning who are the heroes of history, what they did right, what they did wrong. What governments worked, what governments did not. They learned mankind over time. So as they grew, they were inspired and encouraged. And they knew, 'okay this didn't work in the past. Let's make something new that we can try that's never been tried before.'"  

 

A DEFENCE OF THE USE OF THE BIBLE IN SCHOOLS By Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), distinguished physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Dr. Rush was an outspoken Christian, statesman, and pioneering medical doctor. He was a prolific author, publishing the first American chemistry textbook. In 1797, President John Adams appointed Rush as Treasurer of the U.S. Mint, a position he held until 1813. He also founded America's first Bible society. At the time of his death in 1813, he was heralded as one of the three most notable figures of America, the other two being George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.

 

Modern Education: Activism Has Displaced Academics - Fascism in our schools is raising kids who are the antithesis of what the Founders stood for. - By Robin Smith ...In “A Place of Reading,” the American Antiquarian Society noted, “Mothers, entrusted with the care and well-being of their children’s souls, faithfully sat them down and taught them to read at home.

   …The Bible, however, was the staple instructional reading text. The most humble of homes usually possessed a Bible or two with which to instruct children and to engage in daily religious devotions.” The homes of the colonies taught reading to both girls and boys and, as the historical archive of printed material published through 1876, observed, “Children were considered ready for further educational instruction outside the home once they had mastered reading the Bible, but not before then.”

   ...Today, education is a massive system that has become bureaucratic, with more of a focus on the process rather than the result. What we’re seeing today, in very large measure, is a system influenced by “thought leaders” and individuals with more focus on political correctness and controlling behavior through constructing norms in the classroom that may be, and very often are, contrary to the norms taught in the home or faith community.

   ...Wake up parents, grandparents, and Patriots! We must reclaim our education system and stop the indoctrination. Our children deserve academics, not activism in the classroom. The colonial home, with family as the first teachers, raised the Founders of our nation. The fascism in our schools, deconstructing our families, is raising the socialists who’ll ruin it.

 

The latest child-indoctrination scheme: SEL - (Sept. 2017) Exclusive: Linda Harvey takes aim at 'social emotional learning' in government schools ...t’s “social emotional learning (SEL),” a plan so personally invasive that schools can gain access to every aspect of a child’s life and development – acting as a virtual parent—even without parental consent. ...An important conference will be held next week (Sept. 26) in Bloomington, Minnesota, by the Child Protection League (CPL), thoroughly examining social emotional learning. Experts tracking this trend and “safe schools” programs will be making presentations at “Hijacking Their Minds: How ‘safe schools’ and social emotional learning (SEL) indoctrinate our children.” ..“Stella Morabito brings an urgent message for our time. Children (and adults) today are being forced to say what they know is not true (‘preferred pronouns’ for gender non-conforming students) and prohibited from speaking what they know is true. The state is seeking to control and regulate our very ability to think and to communicate. Morabito calls it ‘coercive thought reform.’ Dr. Karen Effrem will show how Social Emotional Learning is a vehicle.” ...SEL behavior-shaping programs are well underway in many states, among them California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia and Washington.  

 

Reason No. 345 to Remove Your Kids From Public Schools - by Gary DeMar - Here’s the latest forced indoctrination: “On Wednesday, the federal government declared itself fit for the madhouse by mandating that a Chicago high school allow a full biological male into the girls’ locker room for all purposes, including nudity. This biological male, the feds determined, was different because he thinks he is a female. ...It’s not going stop here. The educational bureaucrats and organizations like the ACLU and the LGBT+ crowd will continue to exploit your children until they declare that they love Big Brother and every sexual perversion it demands your children accept as “normal.”

   ...The school will bow to the government because it does not want to lose its funding, funding that was first taken from the people of the school district, sent up through the Department of Education to pay five thousand bureaucrats with a budget of nearly $70 billion, and only then sent back to the states and held over them as blackmail if the schools don’t do the government’s bidding.  

 

Why Home Schooling? - By Walter E. Williams - Many public primary and secondary schools are dangerous places. The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics show that in 2012, there were about 749,200 violent assaults on students. In the 2011-12 academic year, there were a record 209,800 primary- and secondary-school teachers who reported being physically attacked by a student. Nationally, an average of 1,175 teachers and staff were physically attacked, including being knocked out, each day of that school year. In Baltimore, each school day in 2010, an average of four teachers and staff were assaulted. Each year, roughly 10 percent of primary- and secondary-school teachers are threatened with bodily harm.

   Many public schools not only are dangerous but produce poor educational results. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress for 2013, sometimes called the Nation's Report Card (http://tinyurl.com/mn6snpf), only 33 percent of white 12th-graders tested proficient in math, and 47 percent tested proficient in reading. For black 12th-graders, it was a true tragedy, with only 7 percent testing proficient in math and 16 percent in reading. These grossly disappointing educational results exist despite massive increases in public education spending.

 

In 1818, Thomas Jefferson described the goals of education: “To give to every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business; To enable him to calculate for himself, and to express and preserve his ideas, his contracts and accounts, in writing; To improve by reading, his morals and faculties; To understand his duties to his neighbors and country, and to discharge with competence the functions confided to him by either; To know his rights; to exercise with order and justice those he retains; to choose with discretion the fiduciary of those he delegates; and to notice their conduct with diligence, with candor and judgment; And, in general, to observe with intelligence and faithfulness all the social relations under which he shall be placed.”

 

In Paris, John Adams wrote in his diary, June 2, 1778: "In vain are schools, academies, and universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years... How is it possible that children can have any just sense of the sacred obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest infancy...their fathers (are) in as constant infidelity to their mothers?"  

 

Author and poet Peter McWilliams (1949-2000): "The purpose of education is to make the choices clear to people, not to make the choices for people."

 

Propaganda Factories

Progressive Politically Correct National Education Association (NEA), Expelling God, Christ, and the Bible, Omitting America's Christian Foundation and Heritage, GLSEN, United Nations International Baccalaureate, more...  

Public schools are teaching our children to hate America - By Mary Kay Linge - ..."In many US states, a single high-school history class is the only civics instruction that future voters ever receive. Eight states don't even make the study of American history a graduation requirement."

 

How Public Schools Indoctrinate Kids Without Almost Anyone Noticing - By Auguste Meyrat - Teaching the value of free thought matters now more than ever. Unfortunately, most American public schools take the opposite approach. ...Indoctrination happens through many channels—entertainment, speeches, and censorship––but its main instrument is the school system. Teachers have a captive audience of malleable young minds for several years. They may not have figured out how to make students smart and productive, but they can at least make them submissive and obedient.

   ...Because indoctrination happens in the absence of thinking, many teachers who engage in indoctrination do so unconsciously. They themselves take what they’re given and pass it along without thinking. Ideologues often intervene at this level by writing the scripts for teachers, which is how LGBT advocacy and anti-Semitic fabrications become included in their lessons.

   Thoughtlessness is essential. As the fictional demon Screwtape, from C.S. Lewis’s “The Screwtape Letters,” states in his letters to Wormwood, “It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.” A person who really thinks will eventually reason himself out of the things he heard at school.  

   ...Common Core [impact] on English, History, Science, Math: Common Core proponents will say that this teaches students “metacognition”––thinking about thinking––and pushes students to learn how to learn. In reality, kids stop thinking, since it’s all pointless. ...This, in turn, leads to tribalism—groups of people united in feeling and opinion, but not in reason and truth.

   ...The only real solution to indoctrination, then, is good teachers. Good teachers (which include parents, mentors, and other knowledgeable adults) train students in methods of thought while supplying the stuff of thought. They teach a person to evaluate an argument properly, find actual solutions to problems, and determine what is true and what is false.  

 

'Woke' Education Corrupts Students - By Arnold Ahlert - "Progressives" replaced education with indoctrination, as even some leftists discover.

   ...“When our son was in third or fourth grade, students began to form groups that met to discuss issues based on identity — race, sexuality, disability.” Then, the transgender agenda. Shortly after a second grade girl insisted she was a boy “almost every bathroom” in the school became gender-neutral. “Where signs had once said boys and girls, they now said students,” Packer reveals. All of it was done without parental notification. “Parents only heard about it when children started arriving home desperate to get to the bathroom after holding it in all day,” Packer writes. “Girls told their parents mortifying stories of having a boy kick open their stall door. Boys described being afraid to use the urinals.”

   ...“He learned about the genocide of Native Americans and slavery,” Packer writes. “But he was never taught about the founding of the republic. He didn’t learn that conflicting values and practical compromises are the lifeblood of self-government.” It gets worse. “At the year-end share, the fifth graders presented dioramas on all the hard issues of the moment — sexual harassment, LGBTQ rights, gun violence,” Packer reveals.

   ...They replaced education with indoctrination and made academia a place where social justice and woke history flourishes, and reverse racism is celebrated. A place where content of one’s character is less important than the color of one’s skin, or one’s sexual or gender preference. It is a world you, Mr. Packer, and your fellow elitists have championed for decades, all the “chasms” and “vertigo” that separate the privileged elitists from ordinary Americans fully intended. It’s what being “woke” — as in fully contemptuous of this nation’s customs, culture, traditions, and exceptionalism — is all about. 

 

EDUCATION: Homeschool vs. Public School: The Ultimate Showdown - The Dumbing Down of America - By Design, Multiple Issues with Common Core, What Does The Bible Say About Education?, Home Based Education, more...

 

Thanks to Public Schools, Socialism is On the Rise - By Jake MacAulay - ...Before I continue I want to assure you that I speak as an individual who has had the privilege of speaking to several thousand public school students in hundreds of public schools across the country. I have met numerous amazing teachers, principles, and administrators who are doing their best to educate the next generation of Americans to succeed in this ever-changing culture and world.

   Despite what (my dad has) I have just explained, I still feel that our America’s vast, public, government-run school systems are one of the largest promoters of a godless, socialist agenda, leading to the dumbing-down of the culture.

   They promote sexual immorality, under the guise of diversity. It’s no accident that students are immersed in radical environmentalism, leading to nonsense like the green new deal. It’s no accident that public schools train children to dismiss and often ignore the values of their parents, leading to the disintegration of the family. And it’s no accident that public schools drain the resources of the citizenry, making it more difficult for families to educate their children privately.

   During my last two public school presentations, I was applauded by teachers and students… but not before everyone looked over their shoulders wondering how in the world I could discuss the topic of the biblical underpinnings of American Government in their school. There is an ominous presence holding everyone in fear, and purposefully preventing them from teaching any historical realities of America, her God, and her current crisis. Instead, this presence is forcing the institution of the godless, socialist empire. Public schools are rapidly attacking America’s origins, and the results are devolving us from true liberty. 

 

Indoctrination: ‘Coexist’ With Lies and False Teachings? By David Fiorazo - Government education in America kicked God, prayer, the Bible, and the Ten Commandments out of public schools over fifty years ago leaving a massive spiritual void. The doors were then flung open to Atheism, evolution, Humanism, witchcraft, Islam, Liberalism, sexual promiscuity, the LGBTQ agenda, and recently, Buddhism.  Our tax dollars now support the teaching of an ABC curriculum: Anything But Christ. All the religions in the world cannot possibly be true, but in a secular culture influenced by postmodernism, people don’t want to hear there is only one way to God. But if you’re sincerely seeking truth, I suggest you take a look at Jesus before trying everything else. 

 

The Cost of Sending Your Kids to Public School Just Might Be Their Souls - by Cathy Ruse ...Not only are American public schools hostile to religious faith, there are hostile to America. Hasson discussed how there is much less history taught today—less civics, but more activism. Capitalism is degraded, socialism is promoted—with your tax dollars. But the game-changer, said Hasson, is the “fractured concept” of the human person that public schools now teach. Sex confusion and transsexualism are dogma. And this anti-science propaganda is producing disturbing results: some schools see up to 20 percent of their students identifying as LGBTQ, said Hasson.

   Even when schools allow parents to excuse their children from classes about their changeable genders, “you can’t opt a child out of the school culture.” Schools have embraced the idea that, since any child can be “trans,” every child must be treated as potentially “trans.” This approach is “baked into the culture” of government schools today. Activist and public school parent Meg Kilgannon provided another perspective on the question. There’s too much public money on the table to just leave it to liberals to use as they wish to ruin our nation’s children. While conservatives bicker endlessly about charter schools vs. vouchers, Leftists are happily spending our tax money molding the nation’s young minds in their image.

   (Family Research Council hosted an expert panel on this question last week. Grab a cup of coffee and an hour and watch it here: https://www.frc.org/…/should-we-pull-our-kids-out-of-public…. The panel features Mary Hasson, a lawyer and writer with the Ethics and Public Policy Center discussing her new book, Get Out Now: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School Before It’s Too Late.)

 

A shocking look at schools in America (Video): Dr. Duke Pesta and Alex Newman discuss a new issue of The New American magazine that exposes the truth behind American schools and what can be done to save our children.  

Winston Churchill Warned About Today’s America - By David Jolly - “A nation that forgets its past has no future.” Pick up a history book from any public school and chances are, you will read an entirely different history than what you were taught in school, providing you have been out of school for several or more decades. You won’t find the historical evidences of America’s Christian past. They no longer teach things like the Mayflower Compact and other early colonial charters that are all God centered. ...Mayflower Compact ...state constitutions  ...Warnings from Founding Fathers if we forget and neglect America's Christian  ...Foundation & Heritage... This is the history that today’s liberals, progressives and socialists have been so busy trying to erase from history books and as many sources of history as possible. They believe that once that foundation has been erased and forgotten, they can create their own history. Yes, Churchill was so very right. America is forgetting its history and our future at the moment is rapidly fading away.

 

Teaching perversion to our children

 

o Sexualization, Pornography, and Grooming in the Schools By Amy Contrada WARNING: This article has sexually explicit content. ,,,But the capitulation to "good" sex ed came long ago.  And so, we've arrived at the sexualized school culture described by two young girls below.  They went to the Washington State House on Feb. 20 to testify against S.B. 5395 (which would make CSE mandatory in all public schools). These 8th-grade girls were subjected in earlier grades to a curriculum called FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health).  Planned Parenthood has contributed materials to that CSE curriculum (and others).  In grades 4–6, for example, boys and girls (in class together) will learn to properly name their genitals: penis, scrotum, labia, vulva, vagina.  They will fill in a worksheet including the terms circumcision, conception, ejaculation, erection, genitals, intercourse, nocturnal emission, semen, sperm, etc.  (See more details here.)  It's a great way to break down modesty and get young children thinking and talking about sex during the school day.

o Parents: Watch For These Red Flags at School - By Linda Harvey -  Consulting the essential wisdom of the Huffington Post “Gay Voices”page, we learn that one high-school social studies teacher who just “came out” as homosexual last year is determined to weave homosexual themes into the classroom wherever possible. His method will be to assume a boy might not be heterosexual, for instance. So when chatting with a male student about dating, he will refer to his possible girlfriend or boyfriend, to make him feel more comfortable.
   ...So, this year if you really would rather your son or daughter not be taught that homosexuality is inborn, that it’s no big deal, and that the Bible’s instruction against homosexuality is wrong, hateful, or dismissible, watch for the presence of these “gay agenda” elements at your child’s school:
   1) “Gay” history, which attempts to normalize, exalt and sometimes invent the homosexual preferences of famous historical figures. Whatever other talents these folks possessed, they would always have done better without any “gay” behavior.
   2)“LGBT” advocacy disguised as “civil rights.” It’s not hateful, but constructive, to question homosexual behavior or gender confusion, and this vicious, deceitful movement is nothing like race relations.
   3) Same-sex families being portrayed as a normal, uncontroversial variation in stories or lessons, even in math class. “Jenna and her dads bought milk. How many cups are in a gallon?”
   4)“Health” education that smoothly advocates homosexuality but fails to note the 30,000 new HIV cases among male homosexuals each year in the U.S., and that the rate among the youth segment alone has more than doubled in the past decade. HIV is not “everyone’s” disease, condoms are unreliable and abstinence remains the best option.
   5) “Gay”-straight alliances as legitimate school clubs, whose existence creates the false impression that homosexuality and gender change are acceptable. Educate your children that, while unkind behavior is off limits, none of these students should be engaging in these behaviors and these students are not a different category of human. True equality is that in God’s eyes; He expects the same avoidance of sin from them as He does from all of us.

o TEACHERS READY TO HAND OUT FREE CONDOMS TO 12-YEAR-OLDS - By JENNIFER LECLAIRE - Twelve-year-olds should be learning to do math and science, not being equipped to have premarital, prepubescent sex. Apparently, an Oregon school district disagrees. The Gervais School District board approved condom distribution to students who are in the sixth grade and up at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. Apparently, the motive is to curb teen pregnancy. KATU reports nine girls got pregnant this year, about 5 percent of the girls in grades six through 12. Having the high school just 40 feet away may have something to do with it. “The board has a small community to consider,” said District Superintendent Rick Hensel. “Their decision was that making condoms available was going to be positive thing for this community, albeit controversial, but a positive thing.” Students will get the free condoms from teachers, but not before talking to a nurse, counselor or sexual education teacher. In an age of immorality, does handing out free condoms encourage illicit sex or is the school using wisdom to curb teen pregnancy. Isn’t there a better way?

o Gay Agenda Being Pushed into Public Schools - By Dave Jolly - ...Last month, GLSEN Massachusetts held their annual conference in Boston where they hoped to introduce teachers, students and other homosexual activists to their liberal and perverted agenda. On their website, they state the purpose of the conference as: “The conference is an opportunity for more than 250 students, educators, parents, and school staff to spend a day building community and sharing resources for creating safer, more affirming schools for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth, educators, and allies.”
   In all of this, where does it say anything about the ‘straight’ agenda? The only place it appears is in their name, not in their actions. Brian Camenker, Founder and President of MassResistance has been working for nearly 20 years trying to stop the gay agenda of working its way into the Massachusetts public schools. He commented about the Boston conferencesaying: “They want kids to feel comfortable around homosexuality and those issues, feel comfortable coming out, feel comfortable taking on those behaviors, feeling comfortable with everything about it.” ...“You wouldn’t think you could integrate homosexuality into much, but they do by saying something like “a woman does this and her wife does this. They will bring in homosexual themed books. One of their favorites is to claim that historical figures – Eleanor Roosevelt, for example – were actually homosexual.”
    If you want to get an idea of just what GLSEN’s agenda is, I strongly urge you to visit the MassResistance website which describes what took place at the Boston conference, who the speakers were and what workshops they held to push their abominable agenda. This isn’t just happening in Massachusetts, but in every state of the country. GLSEN is working with state and federal legislatures, the Department of Education and school districts everywhere pushing to get their agenda into your kids’ education and they are succeeding. This is another reason why parents should do whatever they can to keep their kids away from the public school system which currently is teaching nothing Christian, wholesome, moral or virtuous. A nation can be lost in one generation and we are losing America now. The future depends upon what your kids are being taught now.

More Disturbing Details

o The next time a liberal tries persuade you that public education would improve if only the evil Republicans would give the schools more money, show them this simple, yet powerful chart: - BY STEVE STRAUB - Then show them this video that shows the true costs of public education: According to a new study by the Cato Institute, some of the nation’s largest public school districts are underreporting the true cost of government-run education programs. Cato Education Analyst Adam B. Schaeffer explains that the nations five largest metro areas and the District of Columbia are blurring the numbers on education costs. On average, per-pupil spending in these areas is 44 percent higher than officially reported. Districts on average spent nearly $18,000 per student and yet claimed to spend just $12,500 last year. There is no connection between more funding and better education results. Educational quality has suffered because of increased federal control over education.
 
o Public Schools Are Preparing America’s Children For Life In A Police State by Michael Snyder - Our children are the future of America, and our public schools are systematically training them to become accustomed to living in a “Big Brother” police state.  All across the United States today, public schools have essentially become “prison grids” that are run by control freaks that are absolutely obsessed with micromanaging the lives of their students down to the smallest detail. As you will read about below, students all over the country are now being monitored by RFID microchips, their lunches are being inspected on a daily basis by school administrators, and the social media accounts of students are being constantly monitored even when they are at home.  Of course these sorts of things do not happen everywhere just yet, but on the path that we are on it is just a matter of time.  At this point, many of our public schools very closely resemble “totalitarian dictatorships”, and so if the United States ever slips into totalitarianism the students of today will actually feel very comfortable under that political system.

o Where do public school teachers send their own kids? LARRY ELDER — Guy walks into a restaurant. Says to the waitress, "I'd like some scrambled eggs and some kind words." She brings the eggs. The guy smiles, "Now how about the kind words?" Waitress whispers, "Don't eat the eggs."... About 11 percent of all parents — nationwide, rural and urban — send their children to private schools. The numbers are much higher in urban areas. One study found that in Philadelphia a staggering 44 percent of public school teachers send their own kids to private schools. In Cincinnati and Chicago, 41 and 39 percent of public school teachers, respectively, pay for a private school education for their children. In Rochester, New York, it’s 38 percent. In Baltimore it’s 35 percent, San Francisco is 34 percent and New York-Northeastern New Jersey is 33 percent. In Los Angeles nearly 25 percent of public school teachers send their kids to private school versus 16 percent of Angelenos who do so. The study, conducted in 2004 by the Fordham Institute, said: “These findings … are apt to be embarrassing for teacher unions, considering those organizations’ political animus toward assisting families to select among schools.

o Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become By Michael Snyder - We have become so “dumbed down” that we don’t even realize what has happened to us.  But once in a while something comes along that reminds us of how far we have fallen.  In Kentucky, an eighth grade exam from 1912 was recently donated to the Bullitt County History Museum.  When I read this exam over, I was shocked at how difficult it was.  Could most eighth grade students pass such an exam today?  Of course not.  In fact, I don’t even think that I could pass it.  Sadly, this is even more evidence of “the deliberate dumbing down of America” that former Department of Education official Charlotte Iserbyt is constantly warning us about.  The American people are not nearly as mentally sharp as they once were, and with each passing generation it gets even worse. Just check out some of the questions from the eighth grade exam that was discovered.  Do you think that you could correctly answer these?…  

o More Spending Hasn't Boosted 17-Year-Olds' Reading or Math Scores Since 1970s By Susan Jones - Although per-pupil education spending has more than doubled since the early 1970s, students aren’t getting much smarter, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), administered by the U.S. Education Department.
   A report released on June 27measures the long-term academic performance of 9-, 13-, and 17-year­-old students in reading and math, providing what the NAEP calls “the most extended retrospective picture of student achievement in the United States." Of the 50,000 public and private school students who took the tests last year, both 9- and 13-year-olds scored higher in reading and mathematics than did students their age in the early 1970s. But 17-year-olds did not show similar gains.
   The 2012 reading assessment indicates that 94 percent of 17-year-olds lack the highest level of reading proficiency; 61 percent could not understand or interpret complicated information; and 18 percent lacked the ability to "make generalizations" about what they read. In mathematics, only 7 percent of 17-year-olds tested at the highest proficiency in 2012, which means that 93 percent lacked the ability to solve multistep problems and understand algebra.
   Another 40 percent were deficient in "moderately complex procedures and reasoning.” Average reading and mathematics scores in 2012 for 17-year-olds were not signi­ficantly different from scores in the early 1970s, when per-pupil spending was far less than it is now. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, per-pupil spending in public elementary and secondary schools was estimated at $4,961 in 1969-1970 (in 2011-2012 dollars). By 2009-2010, the per-pupil spending had jumped to $12,017 (in 2011-2012 dollars).  

o NEA Continues It's Anti-Parent Bias From Right Side News - When you hear the liberals and the feminists say the "village" should or can raise children, that really means the leftists want parents to defer to schools and let them make all important decisions. Here are some of the NEA Resolutions that tend to put public schools rather than parents in charge of your kids.
   - The NEA wants full-day, every day mandatory kindergarten for all children. That gets the children out of the home and under institutional supervision.
   - The NEA wants a full continuum of services for every child's pre-K years with what they called "appropriate and diversity-based curricula." That means the schools will start brainwashing children in their pre-Kindergarten years.
   - The NEA wants to veto all voucher plans and tuition tax credits that would allow you to move your kid to a private school, out of control of the busybody bureaucrats who think they know best about your children.
   - The NEA wants the public schools to start in the very early years indoctrinating children with political correct attitudes about racism, sexism, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, and family relationships.
   The NEA resolutions enthusiastically support school-based family planning clinics that can presumably counsel girls without interference from parents. The NEA opposes allowing schools to observe any moment of silence. The NEA still supports ratification of the now-defunct Equal Rights Amendment, which we now know would put same-sex marriage and abortion funding in the U.S. Constitution. And, the NEA resolutions are laden with the liberals favorite words, such as diversity, multicultural, and globalism.  

U.S. public schools: Progressive indoctrination camps by Chuck Norris - (This is Part 1 of a two-part series on U.S. public schools.) Why should liberals want to change the public educational system when it is turning out the product they have been striving for years to produce? Check out these real news headlines from the past several weeks and months about the state of U.S. public education across the country:

  • "U.S. teachers tell U.N. sex is a 'spectrum' – advocate mandatory classes to free students from 'religion'"
  • "Principal orders Ten Commandments yanked from school lockers"
  • "Teens ask for more sex ed, greater condom availability"
  • "State university defines Christians as 'oppressors'"
  • "Why Catholic schools score better than public schools"
  • "Teachers take charge to save ailing public schools"
  • "Schools' mandatory Arabic classes create firestorm"
  • "District taking money, but censoring Christians?"
  • "No opting out of pro-gay school propaganda"
  • "District pays up for slamming student's rosary"
  • "Judge cites homeschoolers for violating U.N. mandate – Police interrogate parents, confiscate their curriculum"
  • "Some say schools giving Muslims special treatment"

Elect Your Boss, Easy as 1-2-3! by Kyle Olson: There's a dirty little secret in public school governance: for a few thousand dollars, unions can run the table. How? Elect the school board. Then, at negotiation time, they're sitting across the bargaining table from their friends

(For more on Unions, see Unions and Democrats.)

The primary responsibility of education DOES NOT belong to schools.
Don't let the indoctrination of your children bring shame to you.

And you shall love the LORD thy God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart: And you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:5-7

"And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4

"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

"My, son hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother." Proverbs 1:8

"Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding." Proverbs 4:1

"He that begets a fool does it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool has no joy. A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him." Proverbs 17:21,25

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.  For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD. Hosea 4:6-10

"It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33 "A trained intelligence can do much, but there is no substitute for morality, character and religious conviction." President Calvin Coolidge, 1924

"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education." --President Theodore Roosevelt

Click here for education resources for parents, teachers, students, home schooling, and more.

Unbelievable videos of homosexual indoctrination in elementary school classrooms. (MassResistance.org) You won't believe this! These two videos are so hot that national homosexual activists forced YouTube to remove them. But you can see them here. Since we posted this on Thursday, we have literally gotten feedback from AROUND THE WORLD. See with your own eyes what goes on in elementary school classrooms in more and more public schools. This is how the youngest of children get brainwashed by the most odious propaganda techniques - in both public and private school classrooms - and most parents don't have a clue of what's going on. And this is why David Parker is spending his savings to take this to federal court. You will cry when you see this. This is why you need to be involved!

What are your children being taught to believe?

Are they being taught that homosexuality, that which goes against nature, is "normal and has devastating consequences?" Is this in direct opposition of how faith-based parents are raising their children, with a high regard for morality.

Has the American Christian Heritage been removed from History, from your child's Public School, College or Universities, and been replaced with the basics with OBE - the psychology of producing worker bees, utilizing drugs? The drugging of American children under the guise of ADD and like-minded "psychoanalysis" of keeping kids from being kids, because aggression and competition is contrary to the liberal quest of controlling "drones."

"The great enemy of the salvation of man, in my opinion, never invented a more effectual means of extirpating Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible at schools. The Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any subsequent period of life. It should be read in our schools in preference to all other books from its containing the greatest portion of that kind of knowledge which is calculated to produce private and public temporal happiness." Benjamin Rush

Patriotism, commitment, discipline, and respect are being programmed out of America's education system, because these attributes will build strong self-confident individuals that will not be deceived into relinquishing the individual freedoms and rights upon which America was founded. The liberals will never be able to to form their New World Order, replacing God with a One World Government.

"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence." Joseph Story

"It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives." John Adams

"Few subjects are as important to the future of America as a thorough understanding and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution by every school student. It is not enough to simply praise the document as one of the foundations of our nation. It is essential that students learn why and how the Constitution governs the structure and function of government. It is crucial that students learn that government is empowered by the consent of the governed, not the other way around. They must learn that this power is transmitted to the government through the election process and that they, individually, bear the responsibility to choose candidates who reflect their views. They must learn that freedom in America is the reason why the nation has prospered. Freedom is neither granted nor guaranteed by the government. Government can only limit freedom. Freedom is granted by the Creator and guaranteed by responsible individuals who hold their government accountable. A thorough knowledge and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution is the first step toward becoming a responsible citizen. The next step is to act continually on that knowledge, to keep government within the limits of power to which the people consent." --Henry Lamb

Seven teachers at Concord, MA, Carlisle High School hold assembly telling students how they "came out" as homosexuals -- encouraging students to do the same.

(MassResistance.org) Using the excuse of "gay youth suicides" reported in other states, schools in Massachusetts are intensifying their propaganda to portray homosexuality as a positive, natural, and irreversible behavior for kids to engage in -- and at the same time stigmatize any criticism of homosexuality as dangerous and even a sign of mental illness.

On October 21, 2010 a group of seven homosexual teachers at Concord-Carlisle High School led an afternoon assembly describing to students how they "came out" as homosexuals, and how "their lives have improved as a result." They emphasized that "coming out" - publicly declaring oneself as "gay" or "transgender' - is a healthy growth experience, and that once you've finally internalized that you're "gay" (or "transgender") it's permanent but satisfying. The event was reported in the local Carlisle Mosquito newspaper.

It's not known whether the assembly was mandatory for any of the students, but according to the newspaper report, the school's Little Theatre was completely filled and there was standing room only. It was organized by the schools "gay-straight alliance" club, known as Spectrum. Such clubs regularly work closely with the taxpayer-funded Massachusetts Commission for Gay Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth and the Mass. Department of Education.

Among the seven teachers was math teacher Peter Atlas. Atlas is a long-time homosexual activist, a personal friend and colleague of Kevin Jennings, and former board member of GLSEN. His public homosexual-related activities in schools date back to 1993. A Boston Globe article once described how (among other things) he offers matchmaking advice to gay teens. Read more about Peter Atlas on the MassResistance Blog.

Ironically, Atlas began his talk by saying that all his college friends have died of AIDS. But he's very glad he "came out," and he encourages kids to do it. "My worst day out is better than my best day in the closet," he said.

Several of the teachers described what they portrayed as the irrational fear, "homophobia," and general backwardness of their parents, relatives, and others who first reacted negatively to their coming out. But afterwards, they assured the students, their relatives accepted them as gay, so students shouldn't be worried about that.

Science teacher Brian Miller said he was much happier after coming out because he could "be himself." He thanked the school for being a "safe place" to be homosexual.

Alice Slocum, a health teacher at the school, told the kids that she regrets having waited until college to come out, because it "wasted so much time." She added that coming out solidifies your homosexual identity, and that "once you say it, you can't take it back." She said because she's a health teacher who's come out, a colleague told her that she's "saving lives."

Social studies teacher Ben Kendall, a faculty sponsor of the gay-straight alliance club, concluded the event by encouraging kids to get involved with the gay-straight alliance club. Also, he said, students that they could confide with the school's counseling department with complete privacy -- that no one would tell their parents.
    

  Front page article in local Carlisle newspaper.

Most parents still in the dark, don't see the danger

One mother in Carlisle who found out about this assembly was very outraged. She sent us her thoughts and observations:

  • There is no concern whatsoever about Peter Atlas' comment that all of his college friends have died of AIDS.  Or that 70% of HIV/AIDS cases are homosexual men. Or that a recent CDC report found that 1 in 5 "men who have sex with men" have HIV.
     
  • She knows of at least one former member of Spectrum (the Concord-Carlisle High School gay-straight alliance club) who has met an early death from a homosexual-related illness.
     
  • There is no concern from the health teacher (or any others) for the damage to a student's body from homosexual (rectal)  sex.
     
  • School authorities refuse to tell parents about students' homosexual behavior, which could be life-threatening. However, the school is not even allowed to give a student an aspirin without parents' permission.

Unfortunately, many parents and taxpayers still don't understand and appreciate the militant push in the public schools to normalize homosexuality, transgenderism, and related behaviors in the minds of vulnerable and impressionable kids. This is why the homosexual lobby fights so hard against our strong parents' rights legislation (which we'll be re-filing in the Legislature this year).

Pre-Teen Orgasm: What Teachers'Unions are Fighting For by Larry Sand - NEA’s reprehensible sexual agenda goes on unabated and the MSM is MIA. … I could not find a single MSM account of a talk given at a United Nations conference on March 3rd where Diane Schneider, representing the NEA at the “Commission on the Status of Women” said: “Oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms need to be taught in education,” Diane Schneider told the audience at a panel on combating homophobia and transphobia.  Schneider, representing the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the US, advocated for more “inclusive” sex education in US schools, with curricula based on liberal hetero and homosexual expression.  She claimed that the idea of sex education remains an oxymoron if it is abstinence-based, or if students are still able to opt-out. Comprehensive sex education is “the only way to combat heterosexism and gender conformity,” Schneider proclaimed, “and we must make these issues a part of every middle and high-school student’s agenda.”  ...“Gender identity expression and sexual orientation are a spectrum,” she explained, and said that those opposed to homosexuality “are stuck in a binary box that religion and family create.”

A woman wants to teach children as young as eleven about oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms in a public school setting and it’s not news!!??!!

A little digging finds that Ms. Schneider is a high school health educator and very active with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in upstate NY, where she is its co-chair. She is also proud of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) that she advises in her high school. Her presentation at the UN conference was part of her training from the NEA’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Trainer of Trainers.

Teaching our children sin is "normal"

Click here for details on GLSEN's agenda in our schools.

NEA and GLSEN show their hateful attitudes at convention (Washington times 7/27/2004): What's really amazing in the article below is how Kevin Jennings and GLSEN must realize how deceitful they are being. On our web site are articles about GLSEN, quoting from their own material, where they encourage kids to learn about things like the Kinsey scale of "flexible" sexual desires, and about how kids should be allowed to experiment with any sexual orientation until they find what's right for them. This is a reckless and irresponsible message, but if that's their position, why not be able to go from homosexuality to heterosexuality? It reveals the purely political motivations involved, and their determination to absolutely shut down the opposition by any means possible. Reasonable debate and genuine tolerance are not desired by these folks. If you want to read pertinent excerpts from GLSEN's material go to www.missionamerica.com/oldagenda26.php

 

School prayer.
Attributed to an Arizona Student

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
Amen


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