The secularization of America has been implemented in and through the public school system where most of us send or have sent our children to learn and obtain an education Unfortunately, it is the indoctrination of children to a belief system and not the education of them that the NEA and those in power in the public education system seeks.
Some say that content creates culture. Control the content and you can control the culture. This is what is being done and has been being done in public education, the media, society and even some churches to change our faith, beliefs, values, morals and social norms. Check out the quotes below about the public education system in America and decide for yourselves what you think about the leaders of our modern public school system. Then – decide what you will believe and do going forward for yourself and your families.
1845 —Horace Mann the father of the modern American Public School Education System in 1845 said “We who are involved in the sacred cause of education are entitled to look upon all parents as having given hostages to our cause.”
1930 —Charles Francis Potter, who signed the first Humanist Manifesto and wrote a book published by Simon and Schuster in 1930 that says on page 128 “Education is just the most powerful ally of humanism and every American public school is a school of humanism. What can theistic Sunday schools meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of a five day program of humanistic teaching.”
1935 — Willard Givens at the 1935 NEA annual meeting said “The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual. It must seek to give him understanding of the transition to a new social order.”
1970 — George Fisher, President of the National Education Association, said when speaking at an NEA Assembly National Convention the following, “A good deal of work has been done to begin to bring about uniform certification, controlled by the unified profession in each state. A model Professional Practices Act has been developed, and work has begun To secure passage of the Act in each state where such legislation is needed. With these new laws we will finally realize our 113-year-old dream of controlling who enters, who stays, and who leaves the profession. Once this is done, we can also control the teacher training institutions.”
Reference for next quote is https://famguardian.org/Subjects/Spirituality/Research/MitchelQuotations/letter_n.htm
“In 1971, “Rules for Radicals” by socialist Sol Alensky is published. According to Suzanne Clark, in “Blackboard Blackmail,” John Lloyd, Executive Director of the Kansas National Education Association, an NEA affiliate, from February 1, 1980 to June 1984, will say that this book by Alensky will become the “NEA’s Bible.” In Alensky’s book, which has an acknowledgment to Lucifer at the front, he asserts that “Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the masses of our people.” He continues to say that the radical organizer, dedicated to changing the life of a particular community, must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community, ban the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues. An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent. He knows that all values are relative. Truth to him is relative and changing.”
1972 —Dr. Chester Pearce Professor of Education at Harvard University said at The Association of Childhood Education International to people all over the world in 1972, “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, and towards a belief in a supernatural being and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It is up to you as teachers to make all of these sick children well by creating the international child of the future.”
So how are we to train our children? Of course they need education. But what education. What is paramount for a child to learn. I believe the answers are found in Deuteronomy chapter 6. Yes, we need math, reading, history, science, and many other things, but the most important thing to teach our children in my view is who God is and how to relate to Him as the Sovereign Lord of lords. God tells his people to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.” (Deuteronomy 6) God wants us obey and follow him. And not just us. God tells parents to teach their children to obey and respect the Lord God, too. This is so important that God commands parents to impress (That means leave an impression or mark on something that you can see.) these things on our children. God wants His commands to be on their hearts as well. How are they told to do it? God said in Deuteronomy 6 for parents to talk to their children about God and His commands “when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” This is all the time and throughout the day that parents are to be teaching their children from day to day. The Bible goes on to say to “tie them (His commands) as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Orthodox Jews do this still today. God’s Word says, “Write them on the doorframes of your house and on your gates.” This is easy to do. Just check out the decorative Bible verse plaques at Hobby Lobby or do like we did and get some index cards to write down verses and put them on the microwave or refrigerator with a magnet. It’s not hard to do. This is how we get the Word in our hearts. We read it, we talk about it, we think about it in the various day to day situations considering how God’s Word gives us everything for life and godliness. See II Peter 1:2-3 and II Timothy 3:16-17. Wisdom is promised to us as well in James 1:5. We must simply ask God who gives generously to all.
Each one of us is a unique, individual, immortal soul with a mortal body made by and in the image of the invisible, Almighty God. Our time in this physical life is limited, but our eternal life is endless. As parents, we must prepare our children for their eternal destiny as well as their time physically on this earth. Sometimes I think we don’t see the contrast between the tiny span of our physical time on earth as compared to eternity. Where will we spend eternity? Where will our children spend eternity? It will either be with or without God. I choose a home with God in heaven. I hope you and all your children will choose that too. It will be wonderful and glorious with no more pain or problems. No death or decay will be in Heaven with God, and a love without measure will be ours forever in the presence of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Don’t you want to go? God is calling all to redemption and a relationship where we are adopted as His own children.
The education system will do what it does. We should be aware of their agendas, but we should not be distracted or derailed from our mission by them. Each Christian must do their part to ensure the salvation of themselves and their children. Romans 12:1-2 says, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Let us as it says in Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Commit as it says in Colossians 3:2 to “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
Remember II Corinthians 10:4-5 which says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,”
AND as Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
May God guide and bless you as you “think on these things.”
Article references and additional information
Colossians 3 Read all of it. It is excellent.
Note: There are many excellent educators in the public school system in America past and present who do and have done wonderful jobs educating children. This article does not refer to them. Many educators working in the public school systems in America also do not support the NEA agenda or the agendas referenced by many public school leaders quoted in this article.
Robin House 1/13/2021