Look at the mess our public schools are in; they used to teach kids to obey their parents and the parents use to teach kids to respect and obey their teachers. But education is no longer merit-based. It’s based on a feel-good philosophy that promotes the lie that everyone is equal in ability. It’s just not so. But instead of helping students less able to become as much as they can be, they lump them all together because they don’t want a student to feel bad for not making straight A’s, and so the student that does make good grades is left to feel “average” when in reality they are skilled and capable.
This has been going on long enough that now we have parents who are completely on board with this philosophy of “everyone gets the award” regardless whether or not they can read or write or do arithmetic.
It’s literally been a dumbing down of a generation, and now they’ve nearly got another generation with the same “education.”
Throughout history there has been groups of people who, having been educated, realize the education is a basic tenet of Freedom, and therefore they strive to keep education available to only a few, or not at all, of the common populace.
Ancient Egypt had an overall literacy rate of less than 1%; the cuneiform and hieroglyphic characters were difficult to learn, and the slaves and lower class of people were not allowed to learn to read them. Anthropologist Claude Levi Strauss wrote: “Ancient writing’s main function was to facilitate the enslavement of other human beings.”
Pre-Civil War Southern Democrat states in America forbid teaching slaves to read, and made it a crime to do so.
Noah Webster, the Father of American Education, said “Education, in a great measure, forms the moral characters of men, and morals are the basis of government.”
An educated people cannot be enslaved easily. An educated, God-fearing people will never be enslaved. The thorough learning of the Word of God should be requisite to any and all education; without it there is no formation of a moral compass.
Noah Webster thought our rulers should be, indeed must be, men of moral character who are men of truth who believe God is to be feared, and who hate covetousness.
“And it is to the neglect of this rule of conduct in our citizens, that we must ascribe the multiplied frauds, breeches of trust, peculations and embezzlements of public property which astonish even ourselves; which tarnish the character of our country; which disgrace a republican government; and which will tend to reconcile men to monarchs in other countries and even our own.”
We must reform the education system of America, and reinstate religious education in the classroom at all levels. Home-schooling should be unencumbered, and parochial schools encouraged and subsidized by the government with no strings attached. If we don’t raise up our children to be morally responsible, this country will not remain free.