"Whether you agree or not, the government’s objective with public education is to completely usurp all parental authority, particularly Christians, and indoctrinate their children with a secular-humanistic worldview."
Anonymous said... "Prove this statement. With verifible, non-Christian facts."
For starters, the government has made strict compulsory attendance laws forcing children to attend school and giving strong penalties to parents who disobey the law.
The glaring fact is that despite our compulsory attendance laws, we now have more illiteracy and more ignorance among Americans than before such laws were enacted. The first compulsory school attendance law was passed in Massachusetts in 1852, and by 1918 every state in the Union had such a law. Yet the fact is that these laws have merely increased the amount of time children spend in school, not the amount of learning or knowledge they acquire.
Even the Secretary of Education has admitted in the frankest terms that the government education system is failing the American people so miserably that it threatens our very future as a nation.
Obviously, then, the purpose of compulsory attendance is not to provide an education for all, but merely to fill classrooms with children for the convenience of the education establishment whose financial benefits depend on deluding the public into believing that education is taking place. In other words, compulsory attendance forces parents, particularly poor parents, to patronize schools that are incompetent and harmful to their children.
The fact that millions of young Americans have emerged from the educational process, unable to read, write or spell, do simple arithmetic, or speak grammatically, means that attending school has been a complete waste of time and money.
Compulsory-attendance laws create, in effect, an education prison system. Prisons get their prisoners because the police drag them in. Public schools get their students because compulsory-attendance laws let school authorities drag children into their schools, with or without parent's consent.
Here are some non-Christian quotes from leading educators and humanists that not only prove the government tries to completely usurp all parental authority while the children are being indoctrinated with a secular-humanistic worldview, but that the Public Schools Teach Socialism:
In 1936, the National Education Association stated its position, from which they have never wavered; “We stand for socializing the individual.”
“The major problem of education in our times arises out of the fact that we live in a period of fundamental social change. In the new democracy [we were a Republic] education must share in the responsibility of giving purpose and direction to social change. The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual . Education must operate according to a well-formulated social policy.” - The NEA, Policy For American Education
“The schools cannot allow parents to influence the kind of values-education their children receive in school; . that is what is wrong with those who say there is a universal system of values. [Christians?] Our (humanistic) goals are incompatible with theirs. We must change their values.” - Paul Haubner, specialist for the NEA
“Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our Founding Fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It's up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well -- by creating the international child of the future.” - Professor Chester M. Pierce, M.D., Professor of Education and Psychiatry at Harvard
“The fundamentalist parents have no right to indoctrinate their children in their beliefs. We are preparing their children for the year 2000 and life in a global one-world society and those children will not fit in.” - Former Senator Paul Hoagland of Nebraska
Quotes from Humanists:
“Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”
“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.” - John Dewey, signer of the Humanist Manifesto, 1933
"Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American school is a school of humanism. What can a theistic Sunday school's meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?" - Charles F. Potter, Humanism: A New Religion, 1930
"Public education is the parochial education for scientific humanism." - Joe R. Burnett, the editor of The Humanist Magazine in 1961
“I think that the most important factor moving us toward a secular society has been the educational factor. Our schools may not teach Johnny how to read properly, but the fact that Johnny is in school until he is 16 tends toward the elimination of religious superstition. The average American child now acquires a high school education, and this militates against Adam and Eve and all other myths of alleged history.” - P. Blanchard, The Humanist, 1983
"The battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: A religion of humanity -- utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to carry humanist values into wherever they teach. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new -- the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism." - John J. Dunphy, The Humanist, 1983
Well - Do you believe me now? Probably Not!
*Just for fun, let's take a look at a few more quotes about education from several hundred years ago...
Quotes from Higher Learning:
“Every student shall consider the main end of his study to wit to know God in Jesus Christ and answerably to lead a Godly, sober life.” – Founders of Yale College, 1701
“To commit our children to the care of irreligious persons is to commit lambs to the superintendecy of wolves.” – Timothy Dwight (1752-1817), President of Yale College
“Cursed be all learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.” - Rev. Jonathan Dickinson, Princeton University’s First President, 1747
“Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life, John 17:3, and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.” - Harvard, Rules & Precepts, 1636
Quote from God:
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge and have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. " - Hosea 4:6
JUDGMENT WILL COME TO THOSE WHO REJECT GOD & SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO A HUMANISTIC, BUREAUCRATIC DAYCARE CENTER TO BE EDUCATED!!!