Politichicks – Carolyn Elkins – 3/19/2013
“A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins“~ Benjamin Franklin
“Give me four years to teach the children, and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” ~Vladimir Lenin
Education in our nation’s beginning was mostly done at home. The main textbooks found in the earliest years were the Blue Back Speller, the New England Primer and the Bible. By the late 1700s, public schools were instituted so everyone could have a chance to learn to read and write.
By the mid-late 1800s there were nearly two-dozen textbooks used in public schools, including Bible Readings For Schools, 1897, which included:
In preparing the pupil for citizenship the school should not ignore the fact that civil oath or affirmation has been made part of the civil code. It is considered indispensable in civil causes, and is always administered to jurors and witnesses, and to public servants on assuming the duties of office. It involves a solemn appeal to God as the author of truth and right, as well as a promise to speak the truth and to do what is right. It presupposes belief in God and knowledge of man’s relation to his Maker.
Education has been co-opted by PROGRESSIVISM.
Marxists knew that if progressives dominated the educational system and used their influence to slowly push a Godless progressive worldview the future society would be ready to accept more communist based agendas. Those taught in the ideals of the likes of Marx, Alinsky and others knew that it was not necessary for students to consciously convert to socialist thinking; successive generations would gradually be indoctrinated in the principles of progressivism.
By the mid 1960′s and during the time since, any trace of Biblical truths have been steadily been erased and American history has been white washed.
Replacing the enduring values, which
was built on, have been moral relativism, ethics, multiculturalism and social
justice and activism. These have been taught to younger age groups as
these ideals have slowly become accepted
and promoted by far left political groups like the National Education
Association, teachers unions and even the federal government’s Department of
God has long been absent from our public schools, colleges and universities. Something has had to take His place. We now have such things as post modernism, anti-American/Western values, and multiculturalism and hyper sensitive atmosphere where even a piece of food can be confiscated as a threat, and students having to undergo trauma counseling for being subject to perceived violence, and having little army men on cupcakes at a school birthday party being seen as “insensitive”.
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