by Al Benson Jr.
The “god” of public education (also known as the god of this world) has a vision for the education of your children. It is the same vision he has had since the Garden of Eden. While God-fearing parents want their children to be raised to fear and trust the Lord, the god of this world has other ideas. Often he does not manifest them openly, but ofttimes he does. Sadly, most Christians have no clue. In our day you could have hoped that some of them would have learned from what went on in West Virginia over 36 years ago now, but that mostly does not seem to be the case. So we reinvent the wheel and repeat the mistakes of history because we refuse to learn from them. And what happened in West Virginia in the 1970s with immoral and ungodly public school textbooks continues to happen today.
Back in March of 2006 WorldNetDaily carried a report written by Ron Strom in which he wrote: “Parents across the nation are taking action against both school districts and libraries that feature books, some of them required reading, that include sexual issues and obscenity many believe are inappropriate for school children. In Overland Park, Kansas, parents have organized to protest the inclusion of obscene books on children’s assigned reading lists in the Blue Valley School District. The parents took action after a few of them researched the books kids were being asked to read…The Kansas parents eventually started a website, Classkc.org designed to inform parents about the contents of their children’s reading material and about how to get involved to make changes. The site includes pages with explicit examples of narrative bestiality and oral sex, citing the school board-approved books from which the excerpts come.” Thank Heaven there were parents concerned enough to do that much. Does any of this sound vaguely familiar? It’s a replay of the Kanawha County, West Virginia situation of the 1970s, with minor updating, thanks to the Internet. But at the root, it’s the same devil’s game played the same way.
Interestingly enough, you can still find the Classickc website on the Internet. Its formal net address is http://www.classkc.org although the last updates on it were sometime in 2005. The information is still there, enough to give readers some idea of what went on in the Blue Valley School District. The website has been sponsored by a group called Citizens for Literary Standards in Schools.
One thing they have on their website is called “The Blue Valley F-list: 30 and counting.” I will quote briefly here. “The Blue Valley F-list includes books that contain the F-word that are required reading in Blue Valley Communications Arts classes. 13 of the 30 books are also approved by the district and supported by the current Board of Education…Of course the problem is not just the use of the F-word. But if a book lowers itself to this language, the tone and content of the entire book is almost always equally distasteful. Is this how we want our kids to learn? Is this what we want our kids to learn? Does studying the use of the F-word represent the majority Blue Valley patron view of what constitutes ‘quality literature’ or ‘quality education’?” If the school board in this district was elected by parents, as was the school board in Kanawha County in the mid-1970s, then people who supported this garbage should have been voted out in the next election. Were they? As I read through some of this, it is almost a carbon copy of the West Virginia situation except that in Kansas it does not appear that parents protested and marched in the streets, which they probably should have. And if it was a mostly quiet protest, then the “news” media could pretty much keep it under wraps except for a few articles in local papers.
So the god of public education seems to have a game plan that mostly works. Thirty one years after the West Virginia situation he plays the exact same card in this school district in Kansas and it seems as if he is getting by with it, due to the fact that the parents do not know history, nor do they seem to grasp the idea that they do not have to leave their children in these public propaganda factories to read public school versions of Playboy.
I don’t know at this point if the Blue Valley situation prompted any of the parents to remove their children from the public school system or not. I certainly hope and pray that it did. I sincerely hope it prompted lots of them to get their kids out–because they will never reform the public schools. They will (maybe they already did) learn what families in West Virginia had to learn–if you want your kids to be educated instead of brainwashed, you must get them out of the public schools. There is no other solution. As long as all you do is to try for public school “reform” you are playing the game on the turf of the god of public education and he will make the rules and you won’t like them.
Your only recourse is secession–secession from the public school system. Expose it for what it is and then get the kids out!