by Al Benson Jr.
Anyone who has done the homework knows what the government education system is really all about in spite of the gobbledygook it puts out there about its concern for the kiddies. Unfortunately most folks seldom look beyond the propaganda and so they don’t catch the occasional gems of truth that the system can’t help but put out there as a kind of brag about what they are really doing.
And their brag is not new. They’ve been doing it for over 150 years now–and it is so insidious that most people never pick up on it. Way back in 1829 radical feminist/socialist Frances Wright said, in a speech, that “national, rational, republican education…conducted under the guardianship of the state” was really for “the honor, the happiness, the virtue, the salvation of the state.” Wright was a little ahead of Karl Marx and his “Free education for all children in public schools” which he included in the Communist Manifesto but the sentiment is the same.
Then there was John Dewey in the 20th century, one of the giants of public education. He was, to the 20th century, what Unitarian Horace Mann had been to the 19th century. Dewey was an atheist, a socialist, and justmhappened to belong to fifteen Marxist front organizations, as well as being a co-author of the Humanist Manifesto. Dewey had an educational philosophy which should give parents small comfort. He said: “You can’t make socialists out of individualists. Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society, which is coming, where everyone is interdependent.” Go back and read that one again. Remember, this is the individual that directed the path that government schools would take in much of the 20th century.
You can begin to see why the government school system hates homeschoolers so much. Homeschoolers learn to think independently. They ask questions–they even question authority where that becomes necessary. They will not go easily into that New World Order the Deep State has planned for all of us, but will question and resist. Therefore, they must be suppressed at every opportunity that the socialist collective may flourish.
Way back in 1936 (that was even before I was born) the National Education Association stated a position from which it has never retreated. It said: “We stand for socializing the individual…The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual…Education must operate according to a well-formulated social policy.” Notice that this statement did not say that education was a major function of the government school–because it never has been, but rather “social orientation.” That statement, by its lonesome, should tell you what the public school system is really all about, And folks, it ain’t education!
Paul Haubner, an NEA specialist, has informed us that “The schools cannot allow parents to influence the kinds of values-education their children receive in school…Our goals are incompatible with theirs. We must change their values.” Christian values are not “in” with the public school agenda and so must be put down in whatever way possible. If you wonder why we are losing the current culture war it is because we are letting our adversaries educate our children