Monday, December 27, 2004

Public School (is) for Dummies

Vox Day (my favorite columnist/blogger), hits the nail on the head in his weekly WND column and dismantles one of the many lame reasons parents use to continue to resist to the entire article is here.

The scientific purpose of the public school, as explained by William Torrey Harris, is to subsume the individual, to suppress the child's natural independence and turn him into an obedient cog in the collective. This is known as "socialization" in the vernacular. Christianity – being focused on the individual soul and its sole accountability to God – is inherently inimical to this concept, which is why homeschooled children often appear as different and alien to their government-indoctrinated counterparts as Midwestern Christians appear to atheist New Yorkers.

Why any Christian parent would purposely send their child into the abysmal pit of public schooling baffles me. Anyone paying attention to the news (the real news, not the content-free, agenda driven slop on TV/Radio) should know the dangers of the welfare education system. Even in the small rural schools here where I live (the ones that everyone says are "good" or "OK"), police are necessary for "security". Why would you send your children into a place where law enforcement presence is necessary to prevent chaos from boiling to the surface?

The whole socialization argument ("But, if we homeschool, our children will be unsocilized and introverted!") is bull: Putting kids in an atmosphere where they are influenced by peers who need to be restrained by the presence of police is, to put it succinctly, wrong. Add to that the fact that the government brainwashing mills have made it policy to deny the existance of God, and you have a recipe for a lost soul--or at least one that will never realize it's full potential.

The Good Book commands parents to "raise up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it", and that includes an academic education, centered on Biblical principles and a Christian worldview. Anything less is disobedience to the Lord, and a callous disregard for the responsibility parents have been given.

Don't farm out the rearing of your children. Some day, you'll stand before the Throne.

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