by Al Benson Jr.
The government school systems in post-America continue their mad plunge into anti-Christianity, while most people that have subjected their children to these mind-numbing institutions do not have a clue as to what really goes on in them.
With all that has occurred in past decades in these "institutions of learning" you would think that folks nationwide would have some sort of grasp of their true nature. Sadly, this does not seem to be the case.
Recently, in Texas of all places, a branch of the government school system, the Mansfield School District, had planned to institute a mandatory Arabic language and culture class. Arabic and Mandarin were to be added to the curriculum and designated as "languages of the future." When the public schools start telling you that Arabic is the "language of the future" stop and ask yourself what the language of the past might be. Bet you two to one that English heads the top of whatever list the school change agents have compiled. Does that fact give you a slight hint as to where some of our public (government) schools are headed during the era of the Great One?
Apparently there has been enough of a fuss over this in the Mansfield School District that the school system there has put off making a final determination as to whether they will try to force the Arabic class on students or not. What that means is that they will wait until the furor has died down and then try to slip it in quietly, a little more quietly, than they did this time. Public school systems have been using that tactic ever since the massive textbook protest in Kanawha County, West Virginia back in the middle 1970s. Unfortunately, it usually works.
According to an Internet news article by Sheryl Young: "In 2002 some California middle schools structured workshops on Islam in an attempt to ease fears about the faith after the terrorist attack of 9/11/01. According to the Hudson Institute, students were instructed to memorize Islamic phrases, verses from the Koran, and Islam's Five Pillars of Faith. While the website truthorfiction.com states that what went on in these classes was exaggerated in some areas, school authorities confirmed that teachers could include having students dress in Islamic garb and learn prayers to Allah." How informative! Had someone suggested that these students learn Bible passages there would have been a hue and cry from the ACLU and every teacher's group and union in the country about the violation of the "separation of church and state" (which they claim is in the Constitution, but which I have never been able to find in there, nor have many others). However, if the prayers the students were going to learn were to Allah, why that was okay. You see it's only a violation of the "church/state separation" if Christianity is involved. In the case of every other religion, a free pass is given. I could have hoped that, over the years, this fact would have begun to sink in and thus give people a slight glimpse of the real nature of the public school system, but this doesn't seem to be the case for the most part.
Folks who really think they are going to reform the public school system might as well whistle Yankee Doodle all the way to the poor house. It ain't gonna happen, so quit fooling yourselves and attempt to grasp the fact that you, if you want a real education for your kids, have got to remove them from the government schools and find alternative education for them. Christian schools and home schooling are viable options for many if only they will take the time and trouble to check into these.
As for government schools being "reformable" many of the folks who have assured me they are not have been public school teachers or former public school teachers who have learned the hard way that real reform of the system will never happen.
I remember, when I worked for a home schooling program in Illinois years ago, I talked to a lady on the phone one day from New York, who was a public school teacher. I never forgot her comment. She wanted her daughter to be home schooled and she told me "I work in this system every day. No way is my daughter going to become part of this." When a public school teacher says that about the school system she is part of, that's about as graphic a testimony as you can get. I never forgot her comments. You shouldn't either, if you want your kids educated instead of brainwashed.