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Consider The State of The Public School System

Updated: Apr 28

BY Steve McGill

America’s public school system may seem to have fallen apart, but sadly, it has instead come together exactly as its founding fathers foresaw. The productive and successful methods of teaching that they loathed has been altogether replaced with new methods that have resulted in a largely illiterate populace. And people who can’t read can’t educate themselves, and people who can’t educate themselves are much easier to control and manipulate. Public schools are now filled with these people.

Government education can be traced as far back as the 1820’s to a commune in Indiana called “New Harmony.” It was founded by Robert Owen, an eccentric man who rejected Christianity and private property. The idea behind the settlement was to show the world that collectivism was actually superior to individualism. In the future, a part of this philosophy would come to be known as humanism. It was an utter failure. But advocates of collectivism did not give up. They made the adoption of mandatory government schools for all children their top priority. 

Prior to the taking-over of education by the government, the nation had a thriving, mostly homeschooling education system—then, along came Horace Mann, a humanist and the founder of the American Public Education system. Mann was a politician in the Massachusetts state legislature, and his overarching goal was to expand Big Government in the United States, specifically by taking over education by the state. Long story short—he succeeded.

Horace Mann worked hard to destroy the Christian roots of education. So-called progressive education was the new norm, with the goal of forming, then using the school as the tool for re-shaping human nature and society, to achieve a heaven-on-earth ideal. Included in Mann’s arsenal for change was a new method for teaching reading: the whole word method. As it turns out, this methodology still permeates our largely-illiterate public schools. 

Shortly after the turn of the 20th century, John Dewey, a humanist educator, took over the emerging government-education system to advance collectivism. Dewey wanted more than anything else to fundamentally transform the United States into something more akin to the Soviet Union. This was clearly spelled-out in his 1904 paper titled “The Relation of Theory to Practice in Education.” He rejected Christianity and even the very existence of God. The result of Dewey’s work has culminated in a nation in which the overwhelming majority of high-school seniors violently reject the biblical worldview, and in which most young people describe themselves as socialist.

Humanism was the controlling religion that energized Robert Owen, Horace Mann, and John Dewey. The US Supreme court, in the 1930’s, formalized this religion by finding the Bible and religion in schools to be unconstitutional based upon the idea that Bible and prayer in schools violated the First Amendment’s prohibition on Congress passing laws respecting an establishment of religion. At least one justice, Potter Stewart, saw through the false basis when he wrote, “Refusal to permit religious exercises thus is seen, not as the realization of state neutrality, but rather as the establishment of a religion of secularism.” The secularism to which he referred was termed “humanism” by Dewey and his cohorts, and the ruling that banned the Bible and religion in schools was the check-mark indicating their success. Today, Dewey’s totalitarian religion is being absorbed by every student attending a public school, often taught by teachers who know nothing of the history upon which their curriculum is based.

Today, our public schools represent the full coming together of the humanist vision of the public school founders. Most of its students at the high school level describe themselves as socialist and believe that an ideal society is one that places greatest importance upon the group as opposed to the individual. Indeed, most students know little to nothing about the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. Most of them can’t tell you how many branches of government there are, let alone the names of each (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial). What’s more, in the last decade, ideologies that have no connection to the core of a healthy and productive education have been inculcated into the minds of our children. This sad-but-true scenario is indicative of a slow brain-washing that started just over two hundred years ago and continues today. And the idea that our public schools may one day turn from their destructive agendas is a pie-in-the-sky dream. The shakers and movers are here to stay, but there is hope . . . there is homeschooling. 

If you find yourself intrigued with the idea of saving your precious child from the destructive public school system, consider the information found on the following web sites:

Deuteronomy 6:7

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Ephesians 6:4

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: bur bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

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