It used to be that elected members of school boards were scared to death when parents showed up to meetings - especially parents who came prepared and had a beef about something their little one brought home or said. The last people they wanted to see when discussing the progress of a child's education were the people responsible for bringing that child into the world. A concerned, involved, active, or irritated parent could wage considerable power over the domain and curriculum of the local education system. Well, apparently not anymore...
First let me ask you, what are the top ten steps necessary to destroy America's system of liberty, democracy and free enterprise as we know it? That was rhetorical, I was only looking for one of them as outlined in The Communist Manifesto and that is free education for all children in public schools, where they are to be taught to have a high regard for cultural and political socialism and reject the idea of American exceptionalism. Today this is politely known as "political correctness," but it remains the same lie. It's a popular and fashionable form of dishonesty, wrapped in false compassion which results in nothing more than an inferiority complex for the victim-class it pretends to help.
So what can parents do about it? That is my question.
I'm sure there are good schools systems out there; however we are seeing more and more of them implementing curricula influenced by government and political correctness then common sense. This does not help our children. America is ranked 22nd in the world in education and it's starting to show. Our children are being preyed upon by sexually deviant teachers; parents are being arrested and or bullied by teacher unions and school boards, while kids continue to be passed without passing abilities – in order to receive more and more Federal funds. Public education used to be about education - now, it's about agendas, opinions, political leanings, diversity, sexual exploitation and CONTROL!
Look no further than the number of kids openly wearing Che Guevara T-shirts and the like to realize the left has been for years exposing young children to positive images and writings of not just this murderous scumbag Communist coward, but that of Marx, Castro, Lenin, Ortega, Mao - not to mention Pelosi, Reid and Obama. Unsuspecting parents send their kids off to public schools where far-left radical teachers push the Marxist agenda into their impressionable heads and as long as they come back with good grades, all is well. Little do most of them know that their home is being radicalized. This is a war, not unlike World War II, in that the country is being threatened by tyranny – only this time it's not upfront with bullets, but a slow bleed with your children being drawn away from you and your beloved America.
Children are reading sexually explicit books (he takes her from behind and whispers "you're my bitch") other children are learning about pimps and ho's; 2 + 2 can equal 5 because its "close"; The Second Amendment is for "militia" only; Islam is good and white people are bad.. And it goes on and on. Big government has proven you cannot throw money at education to make it better and we all have a vested interest in stopping this indoctrination in the public school system – even people who don't have children. These are the future leaders, tax-payers and voters. Unless you want to spend your golden years in a gulag or worse, better start paying attention to what's really going on.
What's the latest? Something called "Common Core."
Common Core is a Federal Education program being sold as a testing standards platform but in fact it's a blatant grab by the Federal bureaucracy of the entire Education system. It wrests control of State and local education systems from boards, teachers, parents and students – placing them directly at the feet of Big Brother. The issue here is not whether Common Core is an effective program, although it isn't. It's a horrible program. But even if it was the best education strategy in the history of the planet, it is still bad for the country because it prevents State and local education boards from designing, implementing and changing their structure, outlines or learning schemes based on their student's needs. This is critical because a student in Central Florida might not be the same as a student in New Hampshire or Louisiana. Big government will claim it's optional, but the lure of the big Federal dollars is always too much for an already strapped State or local education system and they'll always take the money every time.
So why all the secrecy about what they want to accomplish politically? If socialism is so great, why don't they just practice what they preach and come right out with their agenda? The answer is in the superiority of Western culture – what used to be referred to as “Christendom.” Marx knew he couldn't overcome this superior way of thinking, learning, growing, loving, preparing, and protecting. It was in a nutshell, just too kick-ass for Marxist ideology to present an attractive alternative to. Even the most destitute folks in America have it better off than everyone in North Korea, so it makes it kind of tough to sell despotism to the masses without a sub-machine gun pointed at them and their family. So really, the only way to destroy the West was through moral subversion and ripping its spiritual foundation from society. Get God out of the schools might be their first move, eh?
Marxists must get us to implode from within because just giving us the choice between living under freedom, individual liberty and Capitalism or living under the thumb of oppression is a loser - we'll pick the freedom every time. As Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young once sang; "Teach Your Children Well"… indeed. If you don't, they might just learn how to stroll willingly into a nightmare we've already had to drop bombs on twice...
[Crossposted at Joe for America]