Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Education Problems in Public Schools USA Part 1


Americans now trail far behind Europe and Asia by every measure of scholastic achievement—especially in math and science—despite spending far more than any other country on education for our public schools. The top 5% of our students are matched academically by 50% of those in Japan. In algebra and calculus, the Japanese and the Chinese double our academic success.

Only 41 percent of a student's day is spent on basic academics in the public schools of America. Students in Japan and Germany spent 250% more classroom hours on basic academics every year and are assigned three times the homework—while American pupils are in sensitivity training.

25% of our high school graduates can barely read their diplomas. Nationally, 40 percent of fourth graders cannot read a simple children's book; among blacks and Hispanics, that proportion is as high as 65 percent. America has seen a 50 percent drop in the number of students who score over 700 on the SAT verbal test in the last 45 years—back to exactly when the teachers' unions rose to power through changes in state laws regarding collective bargaining.


Instead of holding back children who need remedial help, everybody must pass, leading to a dumbing down of the curriculum for everybody.  Our high school graduates show an appalling lack of understanding history, knowing geography, and having the ability to write above a minimal level.  We graduate children from high school who cannot identify the United States on a map of the world.  Progressive teaching methods, and the teachers' unions, are the problem.    

One false assumption about public schools is that the amount of money spent determines the quality of the education. This is not the case. Washington D.C. public schools spend twice as much as public schools in Idaho, and three times as much as public schools in Utah, and yet the D.C public schools have far poorer outcomes. 


"The Father of Modern Education" is John Dewey—a Communist, an Atheist, the leader of the teacher's union, and a signer of the Humanist Manifesto.  

The Humanist Manifesto calls for Secular Humanism to become the new religion of America. It is designed to replace "the fables of Christianity," which it calls powerless, insignificant, and backward.  It specifically states that there is no God; rejects the supernatural; worships science; and states that religious worship and churches should be eliminated. Secular Humanism opposes Capitalism and endorses Communism.  

John Dewey (1859-1952) had no appreciation for the Declaration of Independence.  According to him, no truth is self-evident.  Dewey was no fan of democracy either.  He wrote: "There is no sanctity in universal suffrage, frequent elections, majority rule, congressional and cabinet government.  They are to be modified to suit the needs of the state." 

John Dewey sneered at religious people as misguided simpletons.  He believed that with his guidance, the little people could be trained to let go of their beliefs, habits, thoughts, desires, customs, and social institutions.  Dewey wrote that modern science has destroyed the ancient view that the universe has a purpose.  Science is the only the means to truth, and its truths are subject to change, so therefore there is no such thing as objective truth—all truth is relative and changeable.  

John Dewey sought to spread his Progressive ideas through the American Public School System.  His goal was use the public schools to undermine faith in God, and faith in the American Way.  Dewey believed all wealth should be redistributed equally to everyone. 
John Dewey was unquestionably the most influential reformer of the public education system in the United States in the 20th Century.  He set the curriculum for American Public Schools for generations.  


The goals of public education have been radically transformed—intentionally perverted—by Progressives over the past fifty years.  Every public school teacher in America must be certified by the education department of a university or a teachers' college.   Therefore, the way to brainwash millions of Americans is to first brainwash those who will teach children in the public schools.  

The American Association of University Professors was founded by John Dewey and today has 47,000 members. The AAUP was formed specifically as a Progressive movement that had a goal of defeating religion in the name of a new god named Science.  The AAUP wanted the Creator God eliminated from universities, American culture, and the public square. In 1988, the AAUP declared that Christian schools and colleges forfeit the right to represent themselves as "authentic" seats of higher learning. 

 The Progressive educational philosophy is based on these basic beliefs: 

An absolute faith in science and the theory of evolution; a belief that children could be taught very much like animals in accordance with the new behavioral psychology; a conviction that there was no place for religion in education; and that traditional values were an obstacle to social progress which had to be removed.

Progressives, as taught by John Dewey, consider socialism morally superior to capitalism.  To change the way America thinks, an elite cadre of intellectual leftists has long sought to capture the minds of American youth by editing textbooks, and presenting slanted facts as truth.  

The philosophy of Progressive educators is opposed to the American system of self-governance that limits government to a few carefully defined functions.  Progressive educators do not teach children that their rights are antecedent to government—not created by it. They do not want children to understand economics or history because if they did they would come to understand that market-based economies deliver prosperity while Socialist systems deliver poverty and de facto slavery.  

Progressive educators have gradually taken control over what are supposed to be "local schools" in America. They do it with money. These "experts" write up federal curriculums and federal guidelines about what children should be taught and not taught; but they are only "voluntary."  Of course, the public schools are denied federal dollars for education—taken from all taxpayers—if they do not "volunteer." 


Atheism is a religion (Malnak v. Yogi, l977).  Secular Humanism is a religion.  The so-called "Separation of Church and State" has driven God-based religions from the public schools only to be replaced by the man-based religion of Atheistic Secular Humanism. 

Secular Humanist Paul Blanshard writes: "I think that the most important factor moving us toward a secular society has been the educational factor. Our schools may not teach Johnny to read properly, but the fact that Johnny is in school until he is sixteen tends to lead toward the elimination of religious superstition." 

Paul Kutz, a signatory of Humanist Manifesto II (l980) writes in its preface: "Humanism is a philosophical, religious, and moral point of view."  Kutz' books call for the establishment of humanistic churches. 

American Humanist Association has a religious tax exemption status approved by the federal government. Nine times Humanist Manifesto I calls Secular Humanism a religion.

John J. Dunphy writing in The Humanist states:  "[Secular Humanist] teachers must embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist preachers, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey Humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level--preschool, day care, or large state university. The classroom must and will become an area of conflict between the old and the new-the rotting corpse of Christianity together with its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of Humanism."

Everybody has a Worldview.  The term worldview refers to the framework of ideas and beliefs through which an individual interprets the world and interacts with it.  Every person has one whether they know it or not, or can define it or not. Therefore, nobody has a neutral worldview. Not even a professor or school teacher or writer of school curriculums. 

Some claim they compartmentalize or privatize their worldview, or religion, into public and private spheres. Politicians will say as an individual I am opposed to this or that but as a public official I have the opposite view.  This is simply mendacious.  A person's worldview colors all of their roles in life and all aspects of their life. Someone's values are always being advocated even in so called "neutral" settings.  Public schools are administered by people who think, and that thinking reflects their worldviews. 


The public schools do not recognize, and certainly do not honor, God.  Christianity is shunned and Christians are routinely discriminated against. Meanwhile, public schools go out of their way to accommodate Muslim children.  The Koran is called the revealed word of God; Christianity and Judaism are called claims or beliefs.  Jesus is described in one sentence: He was a Palestinian—a word not invented until the 20th Century.  

A federal appeals court has ruled that it's fine for NYC Public Schools to ban nativity scenes at Christmas time, but permit the Islamic star and crescent during Ramadan. The ruling is based on the absurd notion that the star and crescent symbol is "secular," as opposed to "purely religious" nativity scenes. Jewish menorahs during Hanukkah are also given "secular" status and are not forbidden by our black-robed rulers.  

The American Civil Liberties Union has so intimidated the public schools that they go to great lengths to censor any mention of God. Some schools will not recite the Declaration of Independence in the classroom because of the references to God.   Students are not told that Christians founded all of the oldest, most prestigious universities in America, such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.  

The public schools have been surgically scrubbed of the Christian faith.  In one 30 page section about the Pilgrims in a Social Studies textbook, the Christian faith is not mentioned once.  American History is presented devoid of Christianity.  


The public schools insist on teaching the Theory of Evolution as if it were fact—which it is not.  The public schools teach our children that they are primordial slime and nothing more than apes with thumbs.  This is quite a contrast from the Biblical Truth that our children are the very Image of God.  I can't help but think this trumps all that Self Esteem training at the center of postmodern education.  And it makes killing unborn babies so much easier if they are merely a random accident and clump of cells, rather than an immortal creature made by a Creator with a plan and a purpose—and a Judgment Day.   

The evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin offers us the creation without the Creator.  It is the foundation of Atheism.  It teaches children that there is no immortal soul, no spiritual nature of man, and no God we should obey.  Human beings are merely highly evolved animals that should not deny any desire or pleasure.  Life has no meaning and no purpose. 

I submit that this worldview changes how people treat other people in a profound way. And not in a good way either.  Rather than believing that every person you encounter is an immortal being, they are no better than beasts. 

Sir Arthur Keith, a famous British evolutionary anthropologist and anatomist, confesses, "Evolution is unproved and unprovable. We believe it only because the only alternative is special creation, and that is unthinkable." 

The Theory of Evolution is contrary to established science. George Wald, another prominent Evolutionist (a Harvard University biochemist and Nobel Laureate), wrote, "When it comes to the Origin of Life there are only two possibilities: creation or spontaneous generation. There is no third way. Spontaneous Generation was disproved one hundred years ago, but that leads us to only one other conclusion, that of supernatural creation. We cannot accept that on philosophical grounds; therefore, we choose to believe the impossible: that life arose spontaneously by chance!


Since by the teachings of Darwinism we are mere accidental animals—and there is no God—all morals must be relative, meaning rules just made up by people.  The teacher's union subverts the American Way of Life by teaching our children this worldview: Moral Relativism. 
This is an ideology that posits there is no such thing as truth.  This is diametrically opposed to the highest goal of education: the search for truth.  If all ideas are right then none are.  

Educators don't really believe in this moral relativism anyway. If they did, they would not be so quick to point out what they have decided are the moral failings of America.  What moral relativism really is then is the denial that our children should have any personal morality—which has been replaced by a focus of societal morality.  

There are many social indicators that demonstrate the destruction caused by moral relativism.  Moral relativism automatically makes the young doubt the existence of God.  The ideas of Socialism appear more reasonable if there is no such thing as truth.  Without truth there is no such thing as morality, or immorality; and any philosophy—no matter how bizarre—must not be condemned.  But moral relativism does recognize one great sin: being judgmental.  Isn't it odd that to have good, sound judgment was once considered an indispensable attribute?  

Moral relativism teaches the children that American values, traditions, customs, and system of government are no better than any other.  Thus, they are not worth defending.  

High school graduates today are not only poorly educated, they have nothing concrete to believe in and are therefore unwilling to make moral judgments.  They have inflated opinions of themselves and are quick to bristle at the slightest criticism. The result is an explosive mixture of nihilism, narcissism, ignorance, and resentment.

Our public school system is saturated with moral relativism. The one sure thing that a college professor can expect from new students is that they do not believe in moral absolutes; they are unwilling to judge morally the opinions or actions of others, even when they disagree with them. Throughout their school days it is drilled into students that all lifestyles are equal and that they should not discriminate between them. Any firm code of morality is destroyed by brainwashing, the ultimate message of which is "there is no ultimate right and wrong."

Post By: Eric Shanchage

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