Get Your Kids Out of Government Schools, Right Now, Today

By Austin Ruse & Cathy Ruse Published on September 11, 2018

We sometimes quip that we would sell our house and get a double-wide down by the river rather than send our daughters to a government school.

There are, of course, two things wrong with this statement. First, all the riverfront property is already taken by rich folk. Second, it seems cruel to families who may already live in those double-wides and still cannot afford to save their kids from government schools.

But it does demonstrate how certain we are about the existential importance of keeping our precious daughters out of the clutches of the ideologues now running public K through 12.

The Danger of Government Schools

The situation in government schools is dire and getting direr every year. All parents, whatever their circumstance, must consider the danger government schools present to the souls of their children and even the soul of our country.

Activist/author Mary Rice Hasson and philosopher Theresa Farnan get this exactly right in their important new book Get Out Now: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School Before It’s Too Late. They explain that, while education achievement markers have been declining, government schools “have been successful in one area: churning out youthful progressives — growing numbers of men and women in the grips of existential confusion, perpetual victimhood, and political intolerance.”

Gender Ideology

Hassan and Farnan begin with the hottest of issues roiling American schools, the imposition of “gender ideology.” They call it “the game changer,” and indeed it is. Government schools now preach, and enforce, the radical, anti-science position that biological sex is meaningless, that some kids are born in the wrong bodies, that women have penises, too.

Pediatrician and outspoken child advocate Michelle Cretella calls this psychological abuse. She tells the story of a little girl who had been subjected to a male classmate’s “coming out” ceremony as a “trans girl” (orchestrated by the teacher, without the parents’ knowledge). One night, getting out of the bathtub and looking at her long hair slicked back, she burst into tears and asked her mother if she was turning into a boy.

This is sheer propaganda, meant to throw children off balance. And it surely does. This is nothing less than child abuse at the hands of those we have entrusted with our children.

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How could they not be confused when they are forced to digest the Gender Unicorn, a cartoon drawing teaching little kids that “gender identity,” “gender expression,” physical attraction, and emotional attraction are all inborn, yet biological sex — male and female — is a construct that is merely “assigned at birth.”

Hassan and Farnan show how kids are quizzed about things they like to do. If you like “dirt-biking” and “violent video games” you might be a boy, rather than a tomboy. Do you like “baking and gardening?” You just might be a girl, even if you are a boy. They are also teaching kids they can take puberty blockers so that their body might come to match their interests in baking or dirt-biking. But wait, isn’t this sex stereotyping? Of course it is, but the gospel of the transgender crusade is not to be questioned. It is rather funny, though, since feminists have usually taught that girls should be allowed to dirt bike and now we find they can’t. That is only for boys.

Attacks on Christianity

But sex confusion is hardly the only issue that should keep kids out of government schools. There is also the overt attack on Christianity. Hassan and Farnan tell the story of James Corbett, a California science teacher who was fond of attacking Christianity in the classroom. He told the kids that putting on “Jesus glasses” would blind Christians to scientific truth. He told them that believing in God was as ridiculous as believing in a “gigantic spaghetti monster living behind the moon.” Fed-up parents finally took the case to court and were told by a judge that his classroom behavior was “appropriate and legitimate.” Hassan and Farnan show how government schools can be a one-way ticket for your kids to leave the Church.

Anti-Americanism

And then there is anti-Americanism. There has been no more influential history book in our time than Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, a primer for hating America because America has only ever done evil. You can be sure that most of those teaching history to kids have been steeped deeply in Zinn.

Hassan and Farnan point out that the National Network of State Teachers of the Year recommend a smelly book called the Social Justice Book List that lists the themes of “classism, racism, xenophobia, sexism, and transgenderism.” This is for kids in pre-school through sixth grade. If you wonder why your 4th grader comes home sounding like Jeremiah Wright and worse, this is why.

Not in Your Lifetime

It goes without saying that there are good and faithful teachers, too; faithful to their calling to educate and not indoctrinate. They, too, are victims of the ideologues. If they resist, they risk losing their jobs. In fact, we know teachers in government schools who have chosen to leave rather than teach this wicked nonsense.

The bad news is Hassan and Farnan make clear “you cannot fix these problems, not in your child’s school lifetime anyway.” What this means is you have to get your kids out now, today. It also means that you should work hard to change the school systems anyway, for the sake of their kids, for the sake of the country.

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  • nickstuart

    The extent to which pastors and other church leadership support private Christian education and homeschooling is a key indicator of how serious they are about equipping the people in their care for the challenges the future holds.

    The extent to which Christian parents do whatever is required to get their children out of public school is a key indicator of how serious they are about their Children’s Christian formation.

    Rather than relitigate the arguments pro-and-con Christian children in the public schools, I’m going to categorically state a proposition:

    You cannot place children for 13 years under the tutelage of a system whose foundational worldview is atheistic materialism, whose creation myth is mechanistic Darwinian evolution, whose sacraments are safe sex and abortion on demand, where marriage and family are whatever combination of people seems right to the people involved, where basic biological differences between male and female are denied, and expect that those children’s spiritual condition will not be adversely affected.

    • Bryan

      While I don’t necessarily disagree with your proposal, it strikes me as the Benedict Option that was so trendy a few months ago. Is it really the best solution to completely remove from the world? I say this as a parent who has children in private schools and homeschooled over the last few years. I’m not trying to be a hypocrite but I’m asking because I’m struggling through the answers. Should we homeschool or private school through high school? How do we influence the system if we aren’t part of the system? At the same time, is my child’s education as good or better (academically) than what they could get at the local public school?
      Also what of parents who cannot afford private school or homeschooling? Surely that doesn’t make them less Christian because of their circumstances, but are we in the position to falsely judge them because of the benefits we are able to enjoy? There isn’t a cut and dry, simple, one-size fits all solution to this in my opinion.

      • Nick Stuart

        Good questions.

        First off, I stated a proposition not a proposal. It’s on church leaders and parents who disagree with it to refute it and state how they plan to remediate the effects of thirteen years of the relentless proselytization to a Godless worldview that the children in their care will receive in the public schools. So far nobody has advanced a plan for how they intend to do that. Sunday School and Youth Group are not the answer, but that is a separate discussion.

        Secondly, the FIRST priority of parents is the Christian formation of THEIR children. It may be those parents can’t “influence the system.” The system is, in fact, constructed in such a way as to thwart anyone’s attempt to influence it. I know, I was a public school teacher for several years, and I worked as a staffer for the National PTA for a couple years. I’ve seen the system from the inside and know it is impervious to change in any time frame that is meaningful to an individual child. Christian ADULTS may attempt to influence the system in a variety of ways: working in the system as a teacher, running for school board, lobbying school boards and local legislators who influence policy, etc. We don’t expect 5-year old children to be missionaries to Myanmar, we shouldn’t expect them to be missionaries to their public school.

        Leaving their children in public school doesn’t make Christian parents less Christian, it just means they’ve decided to hand over the responsibility of educating their children to a godless system that is hellbent on warping their children’s ability to understand biblical morality and make biblical decisions. We do our brothers and sisters no favors if we see them making this enormous mistake and do not at least point it out to them.

        My wife (mainly) and I homeschooled 5 children K-12 (one disabled with special needs). They graduated as literate, numerate young adults without a substance abuse problem, sexually transmitted disease, or criminal record. They scored in around the 90th percentile on standardized tests (ACT for example). The able-bodied ones enlisted in the military, used their VA benefits to pay for college. Three have graduated, one is still working on his degree. I’m going to make some homeschoolers out there angry by stating that yes, you do give up some things (advanced placement courses, prom, sports, cheerleading). I do not reckon them worth it. I suspect Sodom and Gommorah had good points too, that didn’t mean Lot should have stuck around.

        Educating children in a private school or at home is of course not a guarantee that they will grow up to be Christians. You can only do what you can do, at some point it is up to them. God calls us to do what he’s called us to do, the results are in his hands.
        As it happens two of my children have entirely left the faith. The other three exhibit varying degrees of spiritual maturity. One of the things that having five children has taught me is that a lot is hardwired into the kid. I can, however, rest in the belief my wife and I did the best we could. No regrets. I know a number of public school parents who can’t say the same.

        • Sagittarius56

          It all depends on the kids personality.i was naturally a rebel who doesn’t follow the crowd.

      • SAMTHECAT

        This is where the call for unity among Christians is an imperative. We must look to ways in which to engage the culture- locally, state-wide, and federally. We, the dynamic body of Christ, can reach out to all families and government officials to bring back a positive, realistic, and truth-based foundation for education. Your concerns are very real and valid. God had solutions and drawing together in prayer, listening for His unfathomable wisdom, and stepping into the public arena to engage the culture with His solutions is the answer. The first-century Christians were vastly outnumbered, but through demonstrations of lives changed and a willingness to die for the One Who died for them, they “turned the world upside down”. Personal and corporate revival and revelation are needed. We need revelation as to how to hold out to others the “Word of Life”. Thank you for your thoughts and honesty!

        • Nick Stuart

          I pray that you are correct and that God would move in the way you describe. I would never say God cannot do this. I will note that so far he hasn’t. My belief is that he has a different plan. While I cannot know, and none of us can completely know the mind of God on this or any other issue, my belief is that God is calling Christians to separate from the world and create our own structures, such as the means of educating our children, so that we can “withstand in the evil day” (Eph 6:13).
          I haven’t seen anything in my Evangelical Protestant world that would induce me to believe that any more than a very few of us are ready to give up the path of personal peace and material prosperity we so single-mindedly pursue. Hard ground indeed for the seeds of a revival to take hold (again, God could do it, I just believe he has a different plan and that it incumbent on me to say so).
          Meanwhile Christian parents are faced with the decision of what to do about the education of their children TODAY, not at some indefinite point in the future after a possible Third Great Awakening has set things right.

          • Ken Abbott

            This underscores the importance not just of general education but of Christian education, and this in a time when participation in Sunday school and like activities is in decline. If hard times come, the people as a whole are not well prepared for them.

          • Yet people have never had more hunger for God.

          • Ken Abbott

            Hunger for the God Who Is or the god of their imaginations?

          • God.

            The one “of their imaginations” is not applicable as most aren’t even protestant.

          • Ken Abbott

            Every unbeliever has a god or gods of his own imagination. The human mind is an idol factory.

          • Indeed, but we all yearn for God.

          • Ken Abbott

            There is merit in the relevant observations of Augustine of Hippo and Blaise Pascal that the unbeliever lacks something essential that can only be filled or satisfied by God. We also have the statements, though, by the Apostle (and the Psalmist) that not only do unbelievers not seek after God despite the plain evidence available but that they actively suppress the truth about God in unrighteousness. So it is an appetite for which they seek unsuitable (and unsatisfactory) filling, as it were.

          • Shadowfax

            Christians can create other structures to educate their children if at least a handful of families are committed to doing so. Homeschool co-ops, with a packaged classical curriculum, are not terribly difficult to set up. For those in a little bigger group, private parent-run schools can also be set up. Either one takes serious commitment on the part of both parents and students. My husband and I ran such a co-op, but it had to close because parents and students were more concerned about experiencing all the bells and whistles (sports, drama club, music programs, dances, etc…) of public schools.

          • MultiChubby1

            How sad.

          • SAMTHECAT

            You are correct in this observation. Our church is small but all of our parents teamed up and educated our children who all attended the local University and graduated. It does take commitment and concern. We are currently educating three children with disabilities and three without. Some funding comes from the empowerment scholarship that really helps these children. We have seen miracles, received referrals from the university, and have seen families ministered to and helped in so many practical ways over the last 40 years. Thank you for sharing!

    • Sagittarius56

      I turned out fine because I always have been religious . I always knew God existed .I was concerned always was concerned about my own morality .

  • Chip Crawford

    Has Betsy DeVoss been able to effect any positive impact at all?

    • Nick Stuart

      Yes, in some areas where the Federal government is involved, like Title IX.
      But education is a local matter fought out in local school board elections (and the courts which is from whence a lot of this craziness is being imposed, but that’s a separate discussion).

  • Jim

    Austin accuses teachers of indoctrination but that’s exactly what he’s pushing parents to do. Indoctrinate their kids into magical thinking.

    • JP

      It’s magical thinking when a guy who puts a skirt on and believes that makes him a girl or 2 guys who “marry” each other makes them married.

      • Jim

        Opinions vary. Legally they are married. No religion necessary for marriage. I agree with regard to the skirt.

      • Jim

        I agree on the skirt notion but two men or two women can legally marry in every state. Religion isn’t necessary for marriage

      • Jed

        —————————————————————————-

        “Magical Thinking” also known as —> faulty reasoning <—
        is a human propensity … a "side-effect" of perception and creativity.
        To the point, there is plenty of "magical thinking" on both sides.
        =======================================
        What I REALLY want to know is

        WHY Jim's original comment is in moderation?
        =======================================

        TheStream has reported on social media censorship so this seems a tad inconsistent. Hiding it behind a "Show Anyway" link treats readers in a patronising manner.
        —————————————————————————–

        • Bryan

          There are many comments that get moderated or withheld as spam for many reasons. Many times the reasons are unknown to the posters who just see their comments have disappeared. Other times, there are obvious violations of stated rules.
          I think part of the moderated comments comes from third-party (to Stream) vendors who operate the comment services.

          • Jed

            Thanks. It’s a reasonable explanation.
            Nevertheless, “The Stream” is the entity that appears heavy-handed, given that the comment section is on their website under specific articles.

    • No, to inform children of the Truth, which public school totally rejects.

      • Jim

        Because they don’t teach your religious views…..

      • Kim58

        Well…perhaps the public school totally rejects Truth because most of the families attending also reject the Truth? And speaking of Truth, what Christians need to ponder is how one is to define the Truth when the prevailing belief is that the Truth is just a man made set of rules. I also wonder how many children from a particular Christian denomination have come home to ask their parents “How come we aren’t _____ (fill in any denomination) but instead are _____(fill in that family’s chosen denomination). I wonder how many parents either say nothing or say “because we decided and you aren’t to question it”. Neither of those answers work very well. Both the public schools and most all religions encourage magical (or just plain lazy) thinking if we were to be really honest with ourselves. There is one religion out there that actually does require clear thinking…unfortunately at the moment it’s leaders are a little busy trying to dig themselves out of the sh**pile they created for themselves because they denied the Truth they were supposed to be sharing with everyone. It’s a pity, and isn’t the first time nor the last time it will happen…but the Truth will march on!

        • Do not discount how carefully crafted these curriculums are. Nothing is unintentional there.

          In 1998, the creator of “common core” said he made the system to destroy “white privilege.” That term is in common public use only recently, but 20 years ago it was all over academia.

  • Paul

    school vouchers anytime soon?

    • Nick Stuart

      1. The public school establishment will fight vouchers like Leonidas at Thermopylae. So no, no vouchers anytime soon.
      2. With government money comes government control. Vouchers are the devil’s candy. Don’t take it.
      3. God does not need a voucher. He will make a way. It may mean parents sacrificing some material goodies, or the church passing up on a new sound board or espresso machine, but with God’s help, we can do it.

      • Paul

        Yes, the public school establishment including their unions will fight vouchers to the bitter end, but I still want to see them happen because it brings a form of market accountability to education. I understand your perspective that the money will come with strings, that devil is in the details.

        • Sagittarius56

          I disagree with that because the market shouldn’t be involved education because all you are going to get is worse schools .Read the letter that Bill Gates wrote apologizing for his role in pushing Charter schools.

          • Because it challenged his new world order ambitions.

          • Bryan

            I think you get some worse schools but you get some great schools as well. I know of examples of both. I don’t know that the mix is different from public schools where you have good and bad as well.

          • Paul

            Competition works great in colleges, K-12 needs it too.

          • Sagittarius56

            It doesn’t because I knew people who worked in those for profit colleges. They couldn’t get a job in there area of study .they quit because the school forced them to pass everyone

          • Paul

            Is that happening at Stanford and USC?

          • Sagittarius56

            I was talking about places like itt tech and Westwood.A for profit model doesn’t work all the time because it doesn’t seek to solve every problem. Like for example there are some diseases that drug companies won’t work on because there isn’t money to be made

          • Paul

            Parents need a choice, most don’t have the resources to do it. If the money is for educating their kids then the money should go to where they send their kids. But no, the money has become about unions and political power. The monopoly is failing and needs to be broken.

      • SophieA

        I agree with your points, but wonder why parents would find it a sacrifice of “some material goodies” to teach the children God entrusted to them. Aren’t the immortal souls of one’s children more important than a new car, house, expensive vacations, etc? Aren’t we parents to emulate our Lord who was pleased to give his life for us? I’m just wondering if your inference of adults “sacrificing some material goodies” doesn’t speak to the larger problem of rampant narcissistic selfishness within the Christian community.
        Just wondering…….

        • Nick Stuart

          That’s exactly what I’m speaking to. To paraphrase Francis Schaeffer, what contemporary Evangelicals are mainly interested in is personal peace and material prosperity. Too bad, but there it is.

        • MultiChubby1

          Sacrifice for right can also reveal hearts. When it came to the ‘material goodies” or living a Godly life, the choice was made here in our home. The sadness in my soul cannot be measured.

      • But the ‘public school establishment’ has no idea who Leonidas was, or where Thermopylae is.

        • Kevin Carr

          Most kids and sadly young adults cannot name the three branches of government, they are being dumbed down.

        • SophieA

          Oh, some know, but the event at Thermopylae doesn’t fit “their truth.” The sacrificial laying down of one’s life for others is a dangerous idea to the looney left’s cause and, therefore, must be censored.

    • Lizzie

      If your child isn’t bright enough to get a scholarship and your family isn’t well-to-do enough to afford tuition, that school doesn’t want you. Don’t subject my children to your half-wit, doomed to always be mediocre children.

      • Paul

        lol

      • TheKnowerseeker

        It doesn’t look like you made any other comments on this article. Do you have a vendetta against Paul, and you follow him around to stalk and harass him?

        Regardless, what you said was judgmental, narcissistic, and childish, and I can just imagine what kind of overbearing and impersonal relationship you must have with your kids, the poor things. I guess they’ll turn out as emotionally damaged as you.

        I would report your insult to the moderator, but there doesn’t seem to be a particular category for it — I don’t think it’s quite “Targeted Harassment” — so I don’t think it would be removed. But I think it borders that line.

        By the way, the article’s audience is born-again Christians, and you’re anything but, so… maybe you should shove off.

        • Lizzie

          Honey, replying to a comment isn’t stalking. Going through 65+ to cout how many times someone has posted is stalking. I am sorry that you are so easily triggered. Have you considered not being a snowflake?

          Judgmental, narcissistic, and childish? More like honest. Most kids are mediocre. They aren’t bright but they aren’t dumb. If they can’t cut it in public school, a private school should not have to take them nor should my tax dollars have to fund them. Just accept the fact that your child is probably going to end up like most people.

          Mandatory education is great in theory but not in practice. Most people aren’t cut out for college. Most just need to learn basic skills like reading, writing, basic arithmetic and how to show up for a job and do as they’re told. After that, they can learn a trade or report to a factory.

          The kids that will go on to succeed in college and have professional careers are the ones who would succeed in public school, private school or home school. They’re set up for success by parents who have the financial means to set them up for success or they’re bright enough to not need excessive hand holding along the way. Mandatory education has instilled in parents (not just Paul) that their child is special and unique. That’s fine but now parents have taken it to an extreme. They expect taxpayers to pay for their child to have a private school education which, to be frank, would be waste and take away time from deserving students who will benefit.

          It is aimed at Born Against Christians who want my family to finance their child(ren)’s education based on fanciful fears and a lack of critical thinking skills. If you want your mediocre children to attend private school, get another job or two jobs or three jobs. Don’t ask others to pay for it.

  • These are very good reasons to get our kids the heck out of government schools, but the real reason government schools are illegitimate is not because they are horrible, which they are, but because they violate the first amendment to the Constitution. The overt indoctrination is bad, but the subtle indoctrination in secularism and agnosticism is worse. Kids are having their worldview formed by a system that is antithetical to the religion and worldview of most of their parents. There is no such thing as a neutral educational institution, or a naked public square. The only valid, constitutional solution is to take the money currently going to public schools, and give it to parents to send their kids to the school of their choice. In a truly pluralistic society, it is the only just solution. But the odds of this happening are slim and none, and slim is sleepin’ with the fishes.

  • Thomas Sharpe

    If one can’t afford $6K for each of eight years of grade school, $13K for each of four years of high school, and $40K for each of four years of college; (6x$8K) + (4x$15K) + (4x$40K) = $268,000.
    Would it be better if that child were never born?

    • Ken Abbott

      I realize that citing exceptional cases makes for poor policy, but there are self-motivated and enterprising children who will teach themselves if given even rudimentary help. Abraham Lincoln comes to mind here.

    • Mark Kowalewski

      Outstanding question. That is my take away from the blog.

    • jimthezed

      Not necessarily, but I would delete the 6th grade condom and cucumber class and add your mathematics lesson to the curriculum, then insist they be able to calculate it without the aid of a liquid crystal display.

  • Patmos

    Public schools also conveniently removed the true history of Marxism, and how these tactics being used in public schools are the exact same ones used by Marxists to overthrow a nation. This aspect never crossed the mind of the useful idiots currently championing indoctrination, which is what makes them useful idiots.

    • Jed

      That is because the contemporary philosophy champions “intentions” over “results”
      Marxism / “democratic” Socialism and variants point out very real shortcomings in a given political or economic context and make recommendations to remedy them — all with good intentions.

      In contrast, the practice of free enterprise and representative democracy are based in results from experience, with reference to an “invisible hand” — i.e. a mechansim that is obvious but impossible to define in mechanistic terms. It seems aloof and unconcerned with individual problems.

      To the point, Marxism/Socialism fails over and over again … but “good intentions” protect the ideology.

      In contrast, Capitalism and political liberty delegate (appropriately) good intentions to the individual who acts in self-interest.

  • Mark Kowalewski

    A couple of problems with this blog. First, notice how it begins with a dire call to save your children from public schools. They then proceed to explain the lengths they would go to save their “precious” daughters from public school, only to concede that the poor (a category that clearly doesn’t include the authors, but surely includes Jesus, Mary, and Joseph) quite possibly won’t be able to afford the private Catholic school even if they tried. Was the purpose of the blog to make all of the poor Catholics feel bad for failing their children? To state, “you must remove your children now, but the majority will not be able to afford to do so,” is a serious indictment on the capitalistic system. Also, it’s clearly a….”Great to be us, but sucks to be you.”

    Second, I’m tired of people who get paid quite nicely to defend moral truth writing blog after blog with the same message: “The sky is falling.” I would love to hear stories about people who don’t get paid to defend the truth, who have everything to lose if they do so, but still choose to do so. Possibly the teachers brought up in the final paragraph? Tell their stories. Did they courageously bring the truth and get fired? Or, like cowards, did they quietly give their two week notice and get a position elsewhere; choosing to remain quiet (truth undefended) because they didn’t want to rub a potential career reference the wrong way.

    As long as our Lord and Savior looks down on us and sees some of His followers defending the truth because they made a career out of it (safe space), and the rest quiet because they don’t want to hurt their careers (safe space), we can’t expect much blessing from Him.

  • Mark Kowalewski

    The biggest obstacle to a pro-life/family America is our own resume worship.

  • Kevin Carr

    My children did and the education they received was decent. There are some pockets that do okay, we had our children reading and doing some basic math before they actually started school. This was also before they started pushing the LGBTQ… pick some letters. In their last years of high school I could tell the Marxism that was pushed, the godless ideology, and an anti-Christian ideas. Also Islam was promoted while any other view was given short shrift. The Islam was more so indoctrination. The government refuses to let poorer families use vouchers to attend charter or private schools. Time is spent on social engineering than on academics.

  • And these days the private schools are no better. Most of the Catholic schools these days require the same government-approved teacher prep (“certified teachers,”) and use the same frickin’ textbooks as the public school. You can pay thousands per year for some bitter pants-suit-wearing ex-nun to tell your kids that abortion is a-okay!

  • Stephen D

    Here in Australia, to begin with, schools were run by private individuals – often with church backing – or by the churches themselves. Recognising the barrier this presented to the dissemination of “progressive” ideology, the anti-Christian secularists succeeded in establishing a universal, free-of-charge government school system.

    What this experiment in social engineering has demonstrated is not only the inferior results produced by state-controlled education, but also the immense power it hands to government for indoctrinating youth.

    Anyone who values Liberty must oppose state control of education.

  • carolmorrisey

    Christians need to infiltrate the school systems, and in some places, they have. I am grateful for my local school district where my children went, and where 2 of my grandchildren, thanks to school choice, can go. There is a majority of Christians on the school board and many of the teachers are Christians too, including quite a few graduates of the local Christian university. Years ago I was on a committee to choose a new 9th grade health textbook. Thanks to another Christian mom and me, the one chosen was approved by a Christian group in Texas. We can be salt and light even in the public schools.

    • Lisa

      Good for you! Those who can’t leave need to fight for their school’s culture.

  • im4truth4all

    If my memory serves me correctly, i read an article that said home schooled children scored 75% higher on standardized tests compared to public school children and the cost of their education was $ 500.00 versus $ 10,000.00. Public schools don’t educate, they indoctrinate.

  • Kevin Quillen

    Church buildings sit empty most of the time. Turn them into neighbor schools. TOTALLY independent of government oversight. Just do it and set your own standards, government involvement not needed or desired. When government tries to get involved, tell them to go fly a kite. It is time for Christians to stand up.

    • Lisa

      Actually, homeschool co-ops have been using church classrooms for years. Mine meets once a week and my kids think of it as their “school.” With only 120 students this year, classes are small but it is completely controlled by us parents. Moms and dads teach each others’ children and we also have some hired teachers.

  • Brent Bailey

    Sadly, teachers and administrators are putting in place an ideology that is being pushed by a small portion of the population, and that refuses to compromise on what they call being politically correct. They don’t want equality, they want their ideas and beliefs to be the only way things are viewed. If you disagree or don’t accept their views then you are discriminating against them personally. They refuse to see that they are actually the ones discriminating by forcing you to accept or believe things that go against you views and religious beliefs. It’s not enough to accept them, they want you to see their lifestyle as if it were your own. Unfortunately schools think that by teaching and pushing this minority’s agenda they are not only being politically correct, but are “raising” kids, teenagers and young adults to be socially acceptable. Your religious beliefs are outdated and irrelevant because you refuse to conform to their way of thinking and living. God is being pushed aside, and being replaced by LGBTQ.

  • Stephen D

    A child’s sex education has nothing to do with the school. Sex education is a private, family matter, properly conducted and entirely controlled by the parent(s) alone. In the Bible, it is the parent who is responsible for the moral education of the child. The socialists always aim to drive a legal wedge between the child and the parent, to ensure that the state, not the parent, controls the child.

  • Stephen D

    How can it be that Christianity may not legally be taught in government schools, though it is perfectly OK to teach anti-Christian doctrine? How can it be acceptable for schools to teach moral standards that directly conflict with what children from Christian homes are taught? This not only undermines the authority of the parents, and their proper role in the moral formation of their children, it is logically inconsistent. The fact is that schools hat pursue this course are Christian-unfriendly places – by design. There is no way they can be changed. Christian communities must move to establish their own schools. Hands off our children.

    • Dayenu

      My guess is that teaching Christianity is considered religious; hence, forbidden in schools.

      But teaching anti-Christianity is considered secular; hence, allowed in schools. Same would be true for LGBT propaganda.

      • TheKnowerseeker

        Leftist judges turned “The state shall not interfere with religion” into “Religion shall be shunned by the state”, and no conservative leader has had the backbone to do anything about it since.

  • Mark Kowalewski

    People love truth when it shines warmly on them; but they hate it when it rebukes them.

    -St. Augustine

  • DLink

    Let us not forget that all this nonsense is driven by unionized teachers who owe their very secure and generally now well paid jobs to democrat politicians. This is little more than mind control starting at an early age and is quite consistent with the process advocated by radical leftists for over a century.

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