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See Education or Indoctrination for the ongoing issues regarding public education. Propaganda Factories, the Progressive Politically Correct National Education Association (NEA), Expelling God, Christ, and the Bible, Omitting America's Christian Foundation and Heritage, Critical Race Theory, GLSEN, United Nations International Baccalaureate, Common Core, more...
The Christian Origin of American Education - By Stephen A. Flick, PhD Executive Director Christian Heritage Fellowship ...Only those who have never read primary sources or those who are eager to subvert truth would ever suggest that America was not founded upon Christian principles. America's Founding Fathers understood the necessity of Christian education in the classrooms of the nation. Volumes could be written to support this fact, but several select quotes should demonstrate this.
Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the three most important Founding Fathers, and perhaps the most distinguished physician of his generation, defended the teaching of Scripture and the Christian religion in public schools in his Defense of the Use of the Bible in Schools. In an address to Revolutionary War chaplain, Rev. Jeremy Belknap, pastor of the Congregational Church in Dover, New Hampshire, Dr. Rush summarized his argument: It is now several months since I promised to give you my reason for preferring the Bible, as a schoolbook, to all other compositions. Before I state my arguments, I shall assume the five following propositions:
1. The Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and that, in proportion as mankind adopt its principles, and obey its precepts, they will be wise and happy.
2. That a better knowledge of this religion is to be acquired by reading the Bible, than in any other way.
3. That the Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state, than any other book in the world.
4. That knowledge is most durable, and religious instruction most useful, when imparted in early life.
5. That the Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any subsequent period of life
...One of the chief means of denying America's Christian heritage is historical omission. Secularists and those seeking to deny America's Christian origin conveniently fail to relate the religious beginnings of colonial America. Pastors and their influence upon early America are routinely neglected. ...One of many preachers to infuse the Christian faith into American academics was John Witherspoon. As a Presbyterian minister, president of Princeton, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Witherspoon trained at least 87 founding Fathers.
...Rev. Dr. Jedediah Morse, father of the inventor of the telegraph, Samuel Morse, is known as the "Father of American Geography." During the American Revolution, Rev. Morse was very active for the American cause. He was largely credited with initiating the study of geography in American schools. In 1784, he published his first book, Geography Made Easy.
The sentiment of this textbook used so widely in American classrooms was reflected in one of Rev. Morse's printed sermons for a national fast day: "The foundations which support the interests of Christianity, are also necessary to support a free and equal government like our own. In all those countries where there is little or no religion, or a very gross and corrupt one, as in Mahometan [Muslim] and pagan countries, there you will find, with scarcely a single exception, arbitrary and tyrannical governments, gross ignorance and wickedness, and deplorable wretchedness among the people. To the kindly influence of Christianity, we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoy. In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation, either through unbelief, or the corruption of its doctrines, or the neglect of its institutions; in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom, and approximate the miseries of complete despotism. I hold this to be a truth confirmed by experience. If so, it follows, that all efforts made to destroy the foundations of our holy [Christian] religion, ultimately tend to the subversion also of our political freedom and happiness. Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them."
In 1818, Thomas Jefferson described the goals of education: "To give to every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business; To enable him to calculate for himself, and to express and preserve his ideas, his contracts and accounts, in writing; To improve by reading, his morals and faculties; To understand his duties to his neighbors and country, and to discharge with competence the functions confided to him by either; To know his rights; to exercise with order and justice those he retains; to choose with discretion the fiduciary of those he delegates; and to notice their conduct with diligence, with candor and judgment; And, in general, to observe with intelligence and faithfulness all the social relations under which he shall be placed."
"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom." --John Adams, Defense of the Constitutions, 1787
"The best means of forming a manly, virtuous and happy people will be found in the right education of youth. Without this foundation, every other means in my opinion, must fail. ...It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible." George Washington - Appleton Prentiss Clark Griffin, A Catalogue of the Washington Collection in the Boston Athenaeum Parts 1-4 (Cambridge: University Press, 1897) 552
"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
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Click here for Truth Tolerance Concerned about the pro-gay agenda in your child's public school? It's sad, but many public schools have, in the name of "tolerance," stifled free speech and true diversity by silencing students of faith, and those with conservative perspectives. This isn't true tolerance. True Tolerance means a free and respectful exchange of ideas. The good news is, thanks to TrueTolerance.org, there's something you can do about it. Make your voice heard and balance out the bias, by giving your school officials helpful legal facts and social science data.
"Why don't they tell the truth at school about homosexuality?" It's Mission America's companion web site, Truth At School. A great resource on the issue of homosexuality in our schools. The site contains sections on "The Hidden Agenda," "Talking Points," tips for parents and students, how to get organized in your community, and a long list of helpful resources.
True Tolerance website, you'll find the following resources: The "Educate Yourself" section, which provides examples of troubling books, classroom materials and school programs that are cropping up in schools across the country. The "Express Your Viewpoint" tool center that provides suggested talking points and tips to help you approach school officials with your concerns. A "Latest Issues" section, where you can access bullet point "fast facts" and statistics on the issue of bullying--to help parents and students navigate this sensitive topic in their schools. The site's "Take Action" center, which enables you to send professionally packaged information from national legal experts, about parental rights and religious freedoms, directly to your school officials via email.
If you would
like to OPT your children OUT of any pro-homosexual classes, use this opt-out
form. This form was created by Attorney Scott Lively. It is good in all
50 states. If you would get it out to as many as you can, and anyone that has a
website, have them post the link below. You can forward this message to anyone
you see fit. https://www.abidingtruth.com/_docs/resources/6505841.pdf Thank you and GOD
Dave and Denise Caster, International Organization of Heterosexual Rights
https://www.inoohr.org --- firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alliance Defense Fund has released a guide for Christian students to educate them on their First Amendment rights of free speech and religious expression on public school campuses. The 32-page guide, "Knowing Your Rights," provides information on equal access for religious clubs to use campus facilities, what religious clubs can do on campus (including university campuses), and the rights of teachers and administrators to participate in religious expression. Copies of the guide are available at https://www.alliancedefensefund.org/involved/products/ or by calling 1-877-TELL-ADF.
Risk Audit: Measure the Promotion of Homosexuality in Your Local Schools - MissionAmerica.com
A New Face and a New Mission For Republicans - My address to a gathering of Colorado legislators following the mid-terms. (November 12, 2018) David Horowitz - ...But in our schools they are teaching that America is a system of racial and sexual hierarchies oppressing women, minorities and the poor. This is the curriculum "Forms of Oppression" I just mentioned: ...To combat these sinister forces, my organization has drawn up a "Code of Ethics for K-12 Teachers," which would, if enforced, stop the current use of K-12 classrooms as political platforms for the left, and restore the only kind of education appropriate to a democracy, one that teaches students how to think, and doesn't tell them what to think. If you're not familiar with what is going on in K-12 schools across the country, kindergarteners and first graders are being taught that they have "gender fluidity" and "white skin privilege," and that the election of Donald Trump was a tragedy. The National Science Foundation has given a $1 million grant to Drexel University to train 20 teachers in "Social Justice in Mathematics," which consists of using leftwing statistics as examples in arithmetic problems. Apparently no part of the K-12 curriculum is to be free of indoctrination in racist, destructive, and discredited leftwing ideas.
responsibility of education DOES NOT belong to schools.
Do not let the indoctrination of your children bring shame to you.
And you shall love the LORD thy God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart: And you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:5-7
"And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4
"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
"My, son hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother." Proverbs 1:8
"Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding." Proverbs 4:1
"He that begets a fool does it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool has no joy. A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him." Proverbs 17:21,25
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings. For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD. Hosea 4:6-10
"Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind." -- Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence, in a letter to John Armstrong,, March 19, 1783 --
"It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives." --John Adams
"It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791
"A most intriguing school test appears in the current issue of Education Reporter, describing what eighth-graders in the United States were expected to know in 1910. Among 10 grammar questions: 'In what must a pronoun agree with its antecedent? Illustrate.' Under orthography, spell: 'laudanum, beneficent, declension.' A few from the U.S. and civic history category: 'State the qualifications of a U.S. senator ... What has made the names of each of the following historical: Alexander Hamilton, U.S. Grant, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Cyrus W. Field, Clara Barton? ... Give an account of the framing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence.' After students got through rather tough questions in geography, arithmetic and physiology, there was this easy (for students of yesteryear, at least) question: 'Quote two stanzas of "America".'" --John McCaslin - July 2004
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A DEFENCE OF THE USE OF THE BIBLE IN SCHOOLS By Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), distinguished physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Dr. Rush was an outspoken Christian, statesman, and pioneering medical doctor. He was a prolific author, publishing the first American chemistry textbook. In 1797, President John Adams appointed Rush as Treasurer of the U.S. Mint, a position he held until 1813. He also founded America's first Bible society. At the time of his death in 1813, he was heralded as one of the three most notable figures of America, the other two being George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.
Public Education Against America Late Author Marlin Maddoux documented probe Into U.S. Educational System. The most thorough, fully documented inside-look at the public school system to be published. Every parent in America should read this book to learn what the government schools are actually teaching their children. From the Publisher: "Political correctness" replaces freedom of speech on college campuses, Moral Relativism slithers into high school sex education classes, and brainwashing techniques take root in kindergarten. These are just a few of the unsettling realities that emerge from today’s public school system. In his book Public Education Against America: The Hidden Agenda, Marlin Maddoux uncovers how America’s public education persistently erodes the faith and values of American children in an ongoing effort to create a godless, humanistic society. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic went out the door, and in stepped Secular Humanism. Maddoux unveils the truth about what happens behind closed doors in classrooms across the nation. He uses actual events to disclose the warped worldviews that adversely affect how and what American children are taught, blacking out the Christian foundation of our nation and thrusting those values into the abyss of distant memory. Discover how patriotism is shunned and acts of terrorism defended. Thoroughly researched and documented, this is one book that every taxpayer, parent, and college student must read.
First Class Education A measure to require every school district to spend at least 65% of their education operational budgets for in-classroom purposes including teachers and students, not school bureaucrats. Known as First Class Education Initiative, supporters of the measure seek to pass it in all fifty states and the District of Columbia by the end of 2008. George Will described the measure in his April 10th column as politically delicious because it unites parents, taxpayers and teachers. Voters can AND will send a powerful message to union leadership. Opposition to this measure to increase funding for classroom instruction and more qualified educators will be detrimental to their general membership.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS International) exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ. MOPS International is a Christian non-profit organization that believes in working with local Christian churches/parachurches to maximize ministry opportunities to God’s Kingdom. MOPS programs are chartered in churches of many different denominations and Christian traditions, but all share the common desire to reach out with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to bring glory to God in everything.
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Christian Education Initiative - CEI intends to enlighten Christians (pastors, parents, teachers, students) about the spiritual and academic failures of public education and encourage them to pursue Christian education, either Christian schools or Christian home schooling. CEI will mobilize parents and the church to reclaim its responsibility for the education of its children.
Capitol Resource Institute strives to educate, equip, and empower citizens to advocate for their values. Our key issues are: religious freedom, parental rights, sanctity of life, marriage and family, and education. Capitol Resource Institute serves as a watchdog organization, analyzing legislation and notifying Californians of bills that would affect issues important to us. We exist to give you the tools necessary to take action on behalf of your family and in defense of your freedoms.
The Barney Charter School Initiative is a project of Hillsdale College devoted to the education of young Americans. Through this initiative, the College supports the launch of K-12 charter schools. These schools will train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a rigorous, classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue. Reform of American public education, to be successful and good, must be built on a foundation of classical liberal arts learning, the kind of learning best suited to a free society and most needed for its preservation. The Barney Charter School Initiative is an important step in that direction.
Good Calculators - Free Online Calculators - This website provides a variety of online calculators, such as math and physics, financial, statistics, engineering and conversion calculators.
Discover Christian Schools - What the Bible says about education - Why money is never an issue - Public vs. Christian Education - 10 reasons to send your child to a Christian school - Standardized test comparisons - College success and beyond
Texas School Beats ADHD by Tripling Recess Time...Instead of 20 minutes of recess per day, Eagle Mountain Elementary kindergartners and first graders now get an hour, broken up into four 15-minute breaks, in addition to lunchtime. Their teachers say it's totally transformed them. The kids are less fidgety, less distracted, more engaged in learning and make more eye contact. ...See also: https://liinkproject.tcu.edu/action/recess/
Education Breakthrough Network National network of people who believe that Americans can solve our education problem. The Education Breakthrough is emerging as America's living library for excellent school choices and those who support their existence. School choices represent a very broad range of models. They are private schools, public charter schools, online schools, homeschools, tutoring organizations, and state supported scholarships. This sector is now the fastest growing sector of American education and the sector where achievement grows fastest as well. It is home to the cure. But it offends the status quo. Special interest groups who benefit from the way things are would like us to ignore these amazing successes, dismiss their existence, or outlaw them altogether. The Education Breakthrough Network was created for just this reason - to prove that success is possible in every community, to showcase the schools that get it done, and to encourage our citizens to demand that we allow more of them.
Accredited Schools Online: Education on your time - Online education used to be reserved for students enrolled at for-profit colleges and universities. Yet today, hundreds of schools with full accreditation make quality online learning a reality for millions. Whether in kindergarten, middle school or looking to move up with a master's, see how accredited online schools can make a difference.
FortifyingOurFamilies.org The purpose of Fortifying Our Families.org is to assist parents, families, teachers, administrators, and school board members to: Learn about the open agenda of Progressive Education, with its focus on social and political change, and identify some of its main proponents, including John Goodlad, Bill Ayers, Nel Noddings, Kevin Jennings, and John Dewey.
Peyton Wolcott How we take back our children's education: one person, one question, one schools at a time. Follow the money, honey! Bringing you the information and tools you need in order to improve public education and lower taxes and spending; during the past two decades of the voucher debate an entire generation has grown up in the public school system. If you don't think this is important look at the Nov. 2008 election where folks voted based on emotions and hope rather than facts. Let's put a stop to the school-to-prison pipeline -- and keep our public schools locally run, strong and free..
Petition to remove IB from American Public Schools - Please join concerned parents across the United States who are fighting to prevent the takeover of their public schools by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB). For nore info see Truth about IBAmerica's Christian History Rebuilders of the Foundations of America's Christian Heritage. Unveiling the History that made our Nation a great Constitutional Republic. Discover the Christian History of America - how men of faith framed the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and formed our great nation.
Center for Education Reform (CER) creates opportunities for and challenges obstacles to better education for America's communities. Founded in 1993 to translate ideas into action, CER combines education policy with grassroots advocacy to work deep within the nation's communities to foster positive and bold education reforms. Today, this premiere national group serves as a full-service education reform engine working in over 40 states.
"The Truth For Youth" BIBLE for teenagers for distribution to students in public schools. To receive a free copy of "The Truth For Youth" to give away in school you may go to thetruthforyouth.com or call 1-800-733-4737. Be sure to visit The Truth For Youth.
"No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning" is an absolutely brilliant analysis of what ails American education today. The most important book of the year by Mona Charen (10/24/2003) Abigail and Stephen Thernstrom have produced a book that should rock the nation.
Understanding 'The Siege' by Rebecca Hagelin (7/21/2004) Those of you who are sick and tired of watching liberals drool over Michael Moore's miserable "Fahrenheit 9-11" are probably wondering why our side doesn't have something better to watch. Well, now we do.
Thinking Straight in a Crooked World (DeMar, Gary) is an indispensable text for college-bound students as well as any one of any age who is engaged in educational pursuits. It is also a wonderful biblical worldview primer. 306 pages, paperback. (PURCHASERS OF THIS BOOK THROUGH THIS PROMOTION WILL ALSO RECEIVE A FREE ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO AMERICAN VISION'S POPULAR MAGAZINE BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW.)
See You at the Pole A small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, came together for a DiscipleNow weekend in early 1990. They came seeking God. Little did they know how powerfully God was about to move. On Saturday night God penetrated their hearts like never before. The students were broken before God and burdened for their friends. Compelled to pray, they drove to three different schools that night. Not knowing exactly what to do, they went to the school flagpoles and prayed for their friends, schools, and leaders. Those students had no idea how God would use their obedience. ...Only God had envisioned how many students would step up to the challenge. At 7:00 a.m. on September 12, 1990, more than 45,000 teenagers met at school flagpoles in four different states to pray before the start of school. https://syatp.org/info/history.html
The purpose of this site is to support and encourage students who are
struggling with their beliefs, sexuality, emotions, faith, and other
issues... even their grades! The site name states our purpose- to
edify one another. "Edify" means "to instruct... so as to encourage
intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement." We want to be an
encouragement to you intellectually, morally, and spiritually by
providing information on local events (seminars, meetings, etc...) and
links to other uplifting and helpful web sites. Example: Yes,
there is a gay agenda for youth - A terrific letter to the
editor from a 17 year old student.
GetTheKidsOut.org- Mission: Assist Christians to work within their own denominations to alert parents of the staggering loss of faith and morals in children who attend the officially neutral public schools, and help them find ways to move children into Christian education, whether in campus schools or homeschooling. For a short list of options, please see https://HonestEdu.org/misc/liberate.php. You can use us as a clearinghouse to find others in your denomination who are alarmed about the loss of youth “to the world.” You will find on this website a growing collection of resolutions and other ideas you can adapt for your own use.
Exodus Mandate -
mandate for Christian education should be, "Every church a school,
every parent a teacher." Exodus Mandate was organized in 1997 in
response to the precipitous, widespread concern among American
parents and businessmen, especially in the Christian community, that
"Somebody has got to do something now about the education crisis in
America." Exodus Mandate also advances the proposition that private,
Christian and home-school education can successfully replace public
The National Coalition for
the Protection of Children & Families booklet
Exodus Mandate - The new mandate for Christian education should be, "Every church a school, every parent a teacher." Exodus Mandate was organized in 1997 in response to the precipitous, widespread concern among American parents and businessmen, especially in the Christian community, that "Somebody has got to do something now about the education crisis in America." Exodus Mandate also advances the proposition that private, Christian and home-school education can successfully replace public education.
The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families booklet: "Modern Sex Education: The Indoctrination of a Generation." The 28-page booklet is the fourth in the organization's Cultural Apologetics Series. Other booklets are "Where the Battle Rages: The Sexualizing of America," "Why is Marriage Important? The Reasonable Defense of Marriage" and "Thinking Critically, Acting Compassionately: A Christian Perspective on Homosexuality."
Parents Rights Coalition
Alliance Defense Fund
TeenManiaTo provoke a young generation to passionately pursue Jesus Christ and to take His life-giving message to the ends of the earth!
Reasons To Believe Answering Skeptics, Encouraging Believers. Science and Faith: Allies or Enemies? Founded in 1986, Reasons To Believe is an international, interdenominational ministry established to communicate the uniquely factual basis for belief in the Bible as the error-free Word of God and for personal faith in Jesus Christ as Creator and Savior. To learn how to implement Bible curriculum in your local district, please call toll free 1-888-BIBLENOW, or visit https://www.bibleinschools.net/online.
How to Identify Hazards in the School (RS Components Ltd., UK ) The guide offers lots of helpful information such as: The key responsibilities, and legal obligations, of educational institutions in ensuring the day-to-day health and safety of their pupils and school staff. Information about health and safety awareness in school activities such as understanding hazards and the general areas of risks in the many school activities that pupils participate in (e.g.: school trips or sports). Advice on increasing awareness of school bullying, violence and assault, and that school staff must act to prevent discrimination, harassment, and victimisation within the school. Other helpful tools and resources in the teaching of effective safety education to maintain a safe school environment for children.
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