John Taylor Gatto, excellent resource for information on the school system, and a great place to start. He comes with a bit of a religious spin but
being a teacher for many years his message is not blanketed in doctrine.
There are endless resources on the web about how our school system was developed (Prussia, Woodrow Wilson) and it's ultimate goal. Just read Wilson
on education. Read about how the Alinsky method, or the Delphi technique is used in schools, only they don't go by those names.
It is what it is, and I have thought too about homeschooling our children. I am however one who believes children need to be trained "inside" the war
if you will.
They come home talking about what they learned, and we talk about the "real history". If you are not able to homeschool your children, at least talk
to them about what they are learning and such. I don't believe they need the whole, you are being brainwashed speech, at least not until they are big
enough to understand the concept, but they will pick up on overheard discussions within the family. Talk, talk, talk
Little things are being discussed around the house between their father and me, as my children are very small. For instance they have the clap.
clap-clap clap-clap-clap, like 1-2 cha-cha-cha. We have been in 2 schools now, and they both use this when they want the children to be quiet and
listen. When the teachers preforms the clap, the children would stop running if a rhinoceros was chasing them to repeat the clap themselves. I have
tried this at home to test my theory, and have seen them put their fork down during dinner, stop dead on the trampoline, and even steal away from the
t.v. to repeat the clap. It is no coincidence.
There is a goal, and we are able to fight it. WE must however, be aware of what we are fighting.
And you (Can you hear and)
Of tender years (Do you care and)
Can't know the fears (Can you see we)
That your elders grew by (Must be free to)
And so please help (Teach your children)
Them with your youth (You believe and)
They seek the truth (Make a world that)
Before they can die (We can live in)
Thank you Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Have a great day folks, keep your eyes and ears open. And don't forget to teach your children to do the same. Being raised in the system, doesn't
mean they have to embrace it.
edit on 6-12-2010 by recycled because: need more coffee