As both a parent of school children, and a substitute teacher who has been able to observe from the inside (nobody pays attention to subs), I came to the conclusion that modern public education has become a poison forced on our kids. For seven hours a day, our children's bodies and minds are in the hands of people we hope and pray think and believe as we do. And in many cases, in smaller communities, they do. HOWEVER, all schools are monitored and aggressively bullied into line by the larger education authorities who, unless you're a communist, and then you've got no worries. Many stories are coming out about OUTRAGEOUS curriculum requirements in my beloved Texas. Children forced to wear burkas, call the 9/11 terrorists "freedom fighters", the Tea Party participants are domestic terrorists, and Islam is a "religion" of peace. Or as Poppy calls it, a "cult of pieces".
Daren Jonescu, American Thinker, offers many good reasons to pull your kids out of the Public Indoctrination System. Many we know, a lot we don't. And still more that will make your blood boil.
(40) "The children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone would be interdependent." -- Dewey
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/one_hundred_reasons_to_abandon_public_education_now.html#ixzz2M8NaC0Rd
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Oh, and I also forgot the mandatory inoculations our children are assaulted with from birth to school just so they can go to public school. Yes, I'm one of those batshit crazy Autism moms who thinks the MMR shots have something to do with the onset of Autism. And before anyone gives me the "if inoculations cause Autism, then why aren't all kids who get them Autistic", let me remind you that that was the exact same argument tobacco companies gave when faced with lung cancer and emphysema statistics. Not all people who smoke get lung cancer, it is a contributing factor to lung cancer. ~climbing off soap box~