Many politicians and educators want to steal our children. According to these activists, parents can feed and house children, but can’t guide their education or tell them how to choose right from wrong. Parents merely act as custodians of the State’s property. Here are recent samples of this line of thinking.
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Tagged Elizabeth Bartholet, Friedrich Engels, Grover Cleveland, James Dwyer, Joe Mathews, Karl Marx, Noah Berlatsky, Paul Vallas, Ronald Reagan, Terry McAuliffe, The Communist Manifesto, Wisconsin v. Yoder
Dewey is often lauded as the founding father of the “progressive” education that now has more than 85 percent of American children in its grip. Although he wasn’t alone—he stood on the shoulders of fellow collectivists Robert Owen and Horace Mann—Dewey certainly deserves much of the credit, or blame, for unleashing it on the United States and humanity.
Posted in Education
Tagged Bernie Sanders, collectivism, Edward Bellamy, Horace Mann, John Dewey, Karl Marx, Looking Backward, National Assessment of Educational Prog, public education, Robert Owen, The Communist Manifesto
Standardized tests show Americans are getting dumber and dumber with each passing year. And polls now consistently show that more than half of young Americans today prefer socialism over freedom. This is obviously not sustainable—at least if the United States is going to survive as a free society.
It’s also not an accident.
An article written by freelance writer Erin O’Donnell and published in Harvard Magazine has justifiably gone viral among the diverse homeschooling communities operating in the United States—for the moment the freest nation in the world. The article, titled “The Risks of Homeschooling,” is accompanied by a cartoon illustration of half a dozen children romping joyfully outside while one child locked behind the prison bars of her own home looks forlornly and longingly out at them. One of the exterior walls of her home depicts books with the words “Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Bible” to ensure readers know that the …
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Tagged Arizona Law Review, Cardus Education Survey, Elizabeth Bartholet, Erin O’Donnell, Harvard Magazine, he Washington Post, Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Joseph A. Morris, Marxism, Ronald Reagan, The Communist Manifesto, The New York Times