by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
The title of this article is a rhetorical question. Sort of like asking “will the sun rise in the east tomorrow?” The material I have presented in the last few articles should have answered that question. When you look at the involvement in and promotion of public education by people like Horace Mann, Robert Owen, and John Dewey you have to realize that there has been socialist promotion of public education literally since day one. To deny that is to deny history.
That being the case, what should the response of Christian parents be? Should they just go along with the “system” and hope it doesn’t totally ruin their kids? Should they try to reform it and get it back to the “good old days” when it was only less socialistic by degrees? Should they study to find out what really makes this system tick and then expose it and the people that run it? At the risk of sounding extreme, I would vote for the third question in this little series–to which I would add–when you find out what really makes the public school tick and who really winds that clock every day–then get your kids out of it, like the lady I am going to write about below.
Material about the corruption of the public school system abounds on the internet and other places as well. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to find this stuff.
Just recently I ran across an article by Terresa Monroe Hamilton from 3/14/13 on https://www.trevorloudon.com where Ms. Hamilton made some interesting points. She wrote about the Common Core curriculum, which many parents have grown to hate once they’ve looked into it. Hamilton said: “Common Core is Marxism for children. It is state run propaganda and is meant to dumb down and control our little ones. It is evil and it has been a long time coming. Obama pushed it through slyly and quickly after coming into office, but I can tell you, this has been brewing since at least the 1990s.”
Hamilton gave us a little background. She noted: “When my children were in school in the 1990s, my husband and I requested to see the school curriculum for their school in Las Vegas, Nevada. We were refused and basically told we were too dumb to understand what the teachers were instructing our son and daughter in. The last straw came when they wanted to put my daughter in the second grade on Ritalin instead of disciplining her. I was pulled in front of four teachers and accused of not raising my daughter correctly, as well as basically being an abusive and stupid parent. I promptly told these teachers they could pound sand, and pulled our children…out of school that very same day. I left the Fortune 500 and home schooled both of them until high school and in retrospect, should have kept them out even then.” She noted that her son went on to be a “gifted software developer.”
I wonder, how many parents out there have gone to public schools and asked to see the curriculum their kids were being taught from–only to be refused and informed they probably were not bright enough to understand it? Wish I had a dollar for every one. I’ve talked to some folks here in Louisiana who have told me that all their kids ever bring home are worksheets they need to do homework on–never any textbooks. Now why is that? I asked one parent about that and he gave me a very perceptive answer. He said “because they don’t want us to see the textbooks.” Bingo!!!
If I recall correctly, they had this same problem during the textbook protest in Kanawha Country, West Virginia in the mid-1970s. And when you saw what was in some of those textbooks you can fully understand why the public schools were a bit reluctant to let parents see too much of what was in the textbooks. Some of it was downright pornographic! But parents did get to see at least some of it and that was one thing that started the protest.
I never forgot about one school board meeting there where one concerned mother stood up and started to read from her daughter’s 8th grade literature book. Before she had gone very far, one of the board members told her that she could not read that kind of thing in a public meeting. I give the mother credit–she thought fast on her feet and replied “If I can’t read this stuff in a public meeting then why are you teaching it to my 8th grade daughter in her lit class?” I doubt she got a satisfactory answer.
When parents request to see the curriculum their kids are being taught from and are refused because they are “too stupid” to understand it, or for any other reason, right there, that should set warning bells off! If I am too stupid to understand it then my kids probably are better off not learning whatever it is. Every parent that gets that kind of reply from public authorities needs to collect their kids and secede from the public school system forever that same day.
Of course the public school in your area would rather you didn’t do that, as there are then that many less kids to douse with brain detergent, and besides, if your kids leave the system then the local school district doesn’t get anymore federal money for them. So they have a vested interest in keeping your kids there–just like you have a more important vested spiritual interest in getting them out.
To be continued.