Originally posted by marg6043
Something definitly has to be done.
I agree something needs to be done. Public schools can’t even take students on field trips or hand out Tylenol without the consent of a parent or
guardian, but if they want to toss out condoms and, apparently, schedule abortion appointments for knocked-up teenagers, why, that’s just none of
"Among the elementary measures the American Soviet government will adopt to further the cultural revolution are...[a] National Department of
Education...the studies will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic, and other features of the bourgeois ideology. The students
will be taught the basis of Marxian dialectical materialism, internationalism and the general ethics of the new Socialist society."
- William Z. Foster,
Toward Soviet America, 1932
National Chairman of the
American Communist Party (1933-44, 1945-57)
"Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming where everyone is interdependent."
John Dewey, 1899, our "father" of education.
In 1936, the National Education Association stated its position, from which they have never wavered; “We stand for socializing the individual.”
Paul Haubner, specialist for the NEA, tells us, “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.”
Professor Chester M. Pierce, M.D., Professor of Education and Psychiatry at Harvard, has this to say, “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.”
P. Blanchard, in 'The Humanist” 1983, “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
Bureaucrats, politicians and educators are constantly on television blaming either parents or lack of funds for our schools' dilemmas. The answer is
always more money and more government control. For well over 50 years the American voter has believed this line of crap. Victor Gollancz, a famous
socialist publisher tells us why he believed that socialism would take over America; “Christians are not exactly bright, so it will be easy for
socialism to lead them down the garden path through their ideals of brotherly love and 'social justice.'”
The President has proposed a five billion-dollar program to help children learn to read. Please! Please, please, will someone explain to me why
spending even more money will answer the question of why our schools, soaking up billions a year, are NOT teaching this already?
"As William Lowe Bryan once reported, "Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get."
In 1940, teachers were asked what they regarded as the three major problems in American schools. They identified the three major problems as:
Littering, noise, and chewing gum. Teachers last year were asked what the three major problems in American schools were, and they defined them as:
Rape, assault, and suicide.
— WlLLIAM BENNETT (1993)