Sam Blumenfeld

In the first part of this article we wrote about crimes committed by the educators against individual children. But these same educators are also guilty of crimes against the nation. Indeed, back in 1983, the National Commission on Excellence in Education produced its long-awaited and by now totally ignored report entitled "A Nation at Risk." It was chaired by David P. Gardner and included such prominent members as Nobel prize-winning chemist Glenn T. Seaborg; A. Bartlett Giamatti, President of Yale; Gerald Holton, Professor of Physics at Harvard; and Annette Y. Kirk, wife of conservative author Russell Kirk. The most famous statement in the report accused our educators of outright treason. It said:

If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves.

American public schools are daily guilty of deliberately committing the following crimes: child abuse by deliberately impairing a child’s brain through the use of teaching methods designed to produce functional illiteracy; contributing to the delinquency of a minor by teaching pornographic sex education and “alternative” lifestyles; destroying a child’s belief in biblical religion, a moral crime that leads children into atheism, nihilism, and Satanism which can result in self-destructive, murderous behavior; pushing drugs by promoting the use of Ritalin, Adderall, and other mind altering drugs as potent as cocaine; extorting billions of dollars from the taxpayer on the phony pretext that they are actually educating the children.

When Ronald Reagan became president in 1981, he tried to abolish the Department of Education, which had been established in 1979 by his predecessor, liberal Democrat Jimmy Carter. Walter Mondale, Carter’s vice president, had obtained the backing of the National Education Association by promising them a cabinet-level Department of Education, which the NEA had strongly advocated.

Conservatives had persuaded candidate Reagan to abolish the department when elected. But Reagan’s agreement to accept George H.W. Bush as his vice president indicated that as president he would cooperate with the liberal-leaning Republican establishment. As a member of the Skull and Bones secret Order, Bush could turn the entire secret society either for or against Reagan.

But why would Reagan choose Terrel Bell for Secretary of Education, who opposed his objective to abolish the Department of Education? It simply indicates that the controllers of American education had the upper hand in that choice.

 

 

What is education all about? In my view, the purpose of education is to pass on to the next generation the knowledge, wisdom, and moral values of the present generation. Knowledge includes history, geography, science, economics, mathematics, etc. Wisdom entails reading the Bible, which is the Judeo-Christian source of what is wise and truthful. Moral values are based on belief in God and His Ten Commandments. Practically none of this is taught in the atheist public schools.

So it is left to Christian homeschoolers and private schools to carry forth our Judeo-Christian civilization.

Learning how to restore our constitutional Republic should be the central object of any homeschool curriculum.

 

 

Students should be taught to confront the main problems that plague the country in the 21st-century: historical ignorance, religious ignorance, and a lack of thinking skills.

Thursday, 21 June 2012 04:14

On the Revival of "Classical" Education

One of the educational ideas that has been restored from the remote past, especially among homeschoolers, is that of a classical education.

Monday, 18 June 2012 09:00

Can Computers Educate?

The question is, should the computer be used to replace the teacher in educating students, or should the student merely learn how to use a computer? Has the computer become merely another edu-fad that neither teachers nor students know quite what to do with? Many believe that, with or without computers, the teacher is still the most important person in the classroom.

While this writer's reading program, Alpha-Phonics, has been used by thousands of homeschoolers to produce highly literate children, when it comes to writing, I have to explain to a very skeptical audience why cursive writing should be taught first and print later.

By now we’ve had about 40 years of death education in the public schools, and the subject has metastasized throughout the entire curriculum as the National Education Association has played an active role in promoting it.

Death educators are quite aware that they are dealing with a highly charged, taboo subject that many students can’t handle. But they are more concerned with making death education more “effective” than investigating the possibility that death education — effective or ineffective — is a contributing cause of teen suicide. The statistics alone should elicit some curiosity and interest, if not alarm. In 1960 there were about 1,000 teenage suicides; in 1984 about 5,000.

And now death education has even been introduced into kindergarten classes. It's well known that children are highly suggestible. Several years ago in Canton, Michigan, an 8-year-old boy was shown a suicide film in his second-grade class, in which a depressed child tries to hang himself. Less than 24 hours later, the 8-year-old, mimicking the boy in the movie, hanged himself in his own bedroom. (When parents later sued the school, the second-grade teachers destroyed their lesson plans.)