Public Education’s Assault On Our Children…Bill Muehlenberg’s commentary

My daughter-in-law is an educator in the public school’s, and there is none better. This is not an indictment on all teachers and all schools, as I know there are outstanding teachers and schools. It is an indictment against the leaders of the NEA, and is a reason the NEA must be dismantled and education be sent back to the communities and the parents. T.M.Keel

These are scary days to have our kids in public schools. Most of these schools have long ago ceased being places where the three R’s are taught, and have instead become hothouses of radical agendas and PC indoctrination. Brainwashing, not education, seems to be the order of the day in many public schools.

Examples are easy to come by, and I have documented many such cases in the past. Here are a few more. I begin with presentations at a recent gathering of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Now this can be a worrying group to begin with, but their latest outbursts have really got parents concerned.

This is how one report covers the story: “The theme of this year’s CSW is the ‘access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology.’ While delegates are busy negotiating resolutions and outcome documents, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN organizations campaign for the installation of socially radical curriculums in Africa and America alike.

“‘Oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms need to be taught in education,’ Diane Schneider told the audience at a panel on combating homophobia and transphobia. Schneider, representing the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the US, advocated for more ‘inclusive’ sex education in US schools, with curricula based on liberal hetero and homosexual expression. She claimed that the idea of sex education remains an oxymoron if it is abstinence-based, or if students are still able to opt-out.

“Comprehensive sex education is ‘the only way to combat heterosexism and gender conformity,’ Schneider proclaimed, ‘and we must make these issues a part of every middle and high-school student’s agenda.’ ‘Gender identity expression and sexual orientation are a spectrum,’ she explained, and said that those opposed to homosexuality ‘are stuck in a binary box that religion and family create.’

“A Belgian panelist at the same event explained how necessary it was to have government support when educating about anti-discrimination issues. He claimed that the ‘positive, pro-LGBT policies in Belgian schools are a direct consequence of liberal and open-minded legislation in Belgium,’ and went on to stress the importance of states in providing relevant materials for students and schoolteachers.

“He also held up Belgium’s ‘gender in the blender’ programs, which are discussion-based programs for Belgian teachers who want to discuss gender and transgender issues in their courses, as a model for other nations who wished to encourage their teachers to address these topics.

“The UN system was also advocating for the sexualization of youth at this year’s CSW. A panel sponsored in part by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) advocated for ‘comprehensive sex education’ not only as a tool to combat ‘gender oppression,’ but also as the key to achieving all of the Millennium Development Goals. The panelists presented the highly controversial UNESCO guidelines on Sex Education, as well as a new IPPF-sponsored curriculum as the gold standard for comprehensive sex education.

“Both curriculums promote a liberal approach to sex, approve of masturbation, and expose children to graphic content in their youngest years. The panelists also insisted that these programs be implemented in schools in order to reach as many students as possible, and they also recommended they start as soon as possible, given the fact that many girls in developing countries leave school before the age of sixteen.”

Wow, that should be enough to cause any parent to rethink having kids in public schools. But wait, there’s more. Chuck Norris has been collecting headlines from the past few weeks about what the education elites in the US have in mind for our children:

“U.S. teachers tell U.N. sex is a ‘spectrum’ – advocate mandatory classes to free students from ‘religion’”

“Principal orders Ten Commandments yanked from school lockers”

“Teens ask for more sex ed, greater condom availability”

“State university defines Christians as ‘oppressors’”

“Why Catholic schools score better than public schools”

“Teachers take charge to save ailing public schools”

“Schools’ mandatory Arabic classes create firestorm”

“District taking money, but censoring Christians?”

“No opting out of pro-gay school propaganda”

“District pays up for slamming student’s rosary”

“Judge cites homeschoolers for violating U.N. mandate – Police interrogate parents, confiscate their curriculum”

“Some say schools giving Muslims special treatment”

He continues, “Dr. Jim Nelson Black, founder and senior policy analyst of the Sentinel Research Associates in Washington, D.C., wrote an excellent book, ‘Freefall of the American University.’ In it, he documents the clear biases pervading our public academic settings. Among that lopsidedness is the intentional training of students to disdain America, freely experiment sexually, forcefully defend issues like abortion and homosexuality, as well as become cultural advocates for political correctness, relativism, globalization, green agendas and tolerance for all.

“One of the primary ways these educative platforms are spread is by recruiting and retaining faculty members who reflect and teach them. For example, citing from the polling firm of Luntz Research, Dr. Black notes that the 57 percent of faculty members represented in our most esteemed universities are Democrats (only 3 percent Republican) and 64 percent identify themselves as liberal (only 6 percent conservative). Moreover, 71 percent of them disagree that ‘news coverage of political and social issues reflects a liberal bias in the news media.’ And the No. 1 answer they gave to the question, ‘Who has been the best president in the past 40 years?’ was Bill Clinton (only 4 percent said Ronald Reagan).

“This is why it is no surprise that the two largest teachers’ unions, the NEA and AFT, are the largest campaign contributors in the nation (giving more than the Teamsters, NRA or any other organization), and that 90 percent of their contributions fund Democratic candidates. In doing so, do we think such funding is going to balance traditional and conservative values in public schools?

“The impact of progressivism is being experienced by students across this land, hundreds of thousands of whom have already cried out with complaints of academic inequity. A sampling of the hundreds of student grievances from across the academic spectrum can even be found on websites like the Students for Academic Freedom and http://NoIndoctrination.org.

“It is also no surprise that an average of 6,000 students every year is leaving the approximately 94,000 public schools in America. If the power-to-be over our public schools, like government and unions, continue to oppose conservative curricula and impose overarching liberal educational revisions and laws, public schools will continue to experience an exodus.

“I fully realize there are some great conservative people on the staffs of many public schools and universities, but I know virtually all of them would concur that a liberal bias in our academic curricula and system is overwhelmingly dominant and ubiquitous.”

If you ever wondered why good kids go bad, this is a good part of the answer. Our schools have become some of the most hostile places on earth when it comes to our children. Kids are in the crosshairs of radical activists and PC brainwashers.

No wonder so many parents are voting with their feet and opting for homeschooling or private Christian or independent schooling. There is nothing more important than the next generation, and if the best way to protect our kids is to remove them from public education, then the sooner the better.

http://www.c-fam.org/publications/id.1798/pub_detail.asp

http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2011/03/08/public-education%E2%80%99s-assault-on-our-children/

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