Back to School: Parents Take Notice!
Back to School: Parents Take Notice!
Written By David E. Smith   |   08.09.12

Parents, grandparents, and concerned taxpayers take notice! As your children start off a new school year, take time to get to know what’s going on in your local public schools.

Your local public schools are supposed to be places where young minds are taught the basics-reading, writing, and arithmetic — and how to think critically.

But, increasingly, they are becoming institutions where liberal and even radical social agendas are implemented, designed to undermine the truths we teach our children at home and church.

Today, more than ever, parents must take to heart their God-given responsibility to guide their child’s education and moral training.

Activist administrators, faculty, and school board members work tenaciously to implement radical social views through curricula, policy, and the professional development opportunities they provide to staff and faculty, all at taxpayer expense. They work to undermine our deeply held beliefs using our hard-earned money.

Organizations such as the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) constantly pressure school administrators and teachers to use the classroom to indoctrinate students into accepting homosexual behavior as just another healthy and moral option, demonizing traditional beliefs in the process.

Innocuous sounding acronyms like “Club SODA (Sexual Orientation Diversity Awareness), Unitown, and SAGA (Straight and Gay Alliance) mask the subversive goals of gay and straight alliances (GSAs).

GLSEN also pressures schools to observe various “days of action,” such as “No Name Calling Week,” the “Day of Silence,” and the “Transgender Day of Remembrance.” These political events are used to get the attention of all students and implicitly convey the message that participating schools support homosexual behavior.

Public school students everywhere are being bombarded with immoral messages. These messages promote homosexuality, promiscuity, profanity, abortion, and euthanasia and run counter to the religious beliefs and moral values of many families.

Even more troubling, through both our legislatures and our courts, public schools have been granted authority to disregard parental beliefs and values.

Just as societal values have been transformed by relentless exposure to left-leaning media messages and homosexual activism, so too are our children’s beliefs being transformed by the biased curricula and pervasive censorship of conservative ideas they encounter in school.

If you care about your children, your grandchildren, or your neighbor’s children, we strongly encourage you to take time to study the following information provided by IFI. We hope it will be helpful as you prepare your children for a new school year.

Click the links to access the PDF documents:

David  E. Smith
Before becoming Illinois Family Institute’s executive director in late 2006, David worked at IFI as a senior policy analyst for two years. From 1996 – 2004, David worked as an...
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