By Dr. Robt Dreyfus
As other educational reformers who have worked diligently for decades trying to bring about genuine reform in public schools, I have concluded that public schools are beyond hope. We now counsel parents to remove their children from public schools. These books and many others have all detailed the disaster of public schools:
Our most precious possession is (or should be) our children. Shouldn't we do whatever is necessary to provide for their spiritual as well as their physical well being? Is any sacrifice too great? Should we forbid our children to play in traffic, but place them in an environment where their souls are destroyed? Most parents don't realize that they are placing their children in harms way when placing them in a government school. They have been deluded into thinking that the public school their child attends is good. Christians fight to end abortion. Shouldn't we also fight to save the souls of our school age children?
According to a study, reportedly 88 percent of the children who grow up in the church and attend public schools leave church at the age of 18, never to return.
At the Southern Baptist Convention in 2004, a resolution which was widely reported in the news media was brought before the convention asking Baptists to remove their children from public schools. Unfortunately the resolution was not passed. I'm told the main reason the resolution was not passed was that those in attendance believed that if Christian children were removed from government schools the system would get even worse. Christian school teachers should be salt and light in our government schools, not our children. It's outrageous to sacrifice young, impressionable children in the public school system expecting them to be salt and light. We don't send young impressionable children into the world to be missionaries. One hour of church is no match for 35 hours/week in a school that indoctrinates children with the religion of Secular Humanism.
Christians spend much of their time, energy and money fighting abortion, promiscuity, single sex marriage, drugs, etc. Government schools have become a cancer that is eating at the body of believers. They don't realize that these evils stem from a government educational system at war with Christianity. If Christianity is to be preserved, Christians must strike at the source of these problems by removing their children from public schools that promote an anti-Christian worldview.
Government schools are the engine of social change which have transformed America from a Christian to a pagan nation. One of the first things an authoritarian government does upon gaining control is to take over the educational system. John Dunphy laid out the spiritual battle in Humanist magazine, "The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and miseries, and the new faith of Humanism,...will finally be achieved."
Samuel L. Blumenfeld is a Messianic Jew, author of four books on education, and syndicated columnist. "There is no doubt that American educators are engaged in a criminal conspiracy to dumb-down the American people.
The National Commission on Excellence in Education reported in 1983: "The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and as a people .If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves." Incredible! An act of war! The Commission was telling us that treason had been committed by our educators! That was written twenty years ago, and it's getting worse every day.
Our educators have also become legal drug pushers, forcing six million children to take mind altering drugs in order to become more compliant.
The use of the whole-word method, known as Whole Language, deliberately creates reading disability and the condition called dyslexia. Children know that something terrible is being done to them, but they don't know how it is being done. And so they become angry and frustrated and their behavior reflects their hatred of the school. So now the educators have a perfectly plausible reason for drugging the kids. Most parents prefer to believe a credible lie-that there is something wrong with Johnny-than an incredible truth-that their child is the victim of deliberate educational malpractice ..the deliberate dumbing down process makes them feel dumb, inadequate, and disabled. And they are told that they were born that way and must learn to live with their artificially induced disability. All of this could have been avoided had the child been taught to read with intensive, systematic phonics.
Another important component of this criminal enterprise is the exposure of children from kindergarten onwards to sexual perversion. The promotion of the gay lifestyle as a desirable alternative to normal heterosexuality is fast becoming part of the sex ed curriculum. being taught that premarital sex is okay, A recent study by the U.S. Education Department showed that 4.5 million students were victims of sexual misconduct by teachers in the past decade.
To sum it up, children, in the hands of educators, are at risk in four ways: academically, spiritually, morally, and physically.
The academic risk is that the child will become intellectually crippled by the teaching methods and relegated to a life far below his or her original potential. America spends more per capita than almost any nation in the world yet we're dead last in academic achievement as compared to other industrialized countries. The answer is not more money. Rather, it lies in the recognition that monopolies always breed mediocrity, that the calcified education industry is in as great a need of competition.
The spiritual risk is that the child will be taught that evolution is not a theory but fact and that he or she is an animal and that God does not exist, and that worship of Satan is an acceptable spiritual expression. that experimentation with drugs is a matter of private decision making and that the child's decisions should not be thwarted by parents' old-fashioned moral values based on superstitious religion.
And the physical risk can be summed up in the word Columbine'. Nationwide, there were approximately 1,466,000 violent incidents that occurred in public schools in the 1999-2000 school year.
Government schools have removed every vestige of Christianity.
They have indoctrinated our youth into the belief that there are no absolutes by teaching values clarification. They have used revisionist history and mythological evolutionary biology to demean Christian values.
The lives of millions of children have been adversely affected by the years spent in public schools. Close to 50% of graduates are functionally illiterate, and of those that go to college approximately 40% have to take remedial courses before they can begin taking college level courses. Violence, drug use, the spread of STD's and pregnancy among children has reached an all time high. Therefore from their fruits ye shall know them. Mt. 7:20
Perhaps the greatest indictment of public schools comes from teachers themselves. Nationwide, public school teachers are twice as likely as other parents to choose private schools for their own children. In some districts up to 44% of public school teachers have abandoned public schools.
R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and numerous others have pointed out that during the last half of the twentieth century public schools were transformed from agents of education to agents of social change. The roots of this development go back to the early decades of the century, when the philosophy of John Dewey began to shape the education schools and teacher colleges. Dewey, a militant atheist and humanist philosopher, was one of the most influential proponents of atheistic socialism who believed the school should be the engine for liberating children from the religious convictions of their parents and convert them into Secular Humanists.
In a July broadcast, Focus on the Family president James Dobson said, "A tidal wave of postmodern philosophy is overwhelming students and teachers, The leading edge of this wave is advocacy of homosexuality." Noting one extreme example, Dobson quoted an article in which Bob Chase, head of the National Education Association said, "acceptance of homosexuality should be the goal for educators." In April of 2002, James Dobson urged California parents to abandon the state's government school system. Dobson stated: "In the state of California, if I had a child there, I wouldn't put the youngster in a public school . I think it's time to get our kids out."
Charles Moore of Christian Century writes, "Children in public schools are under an influence with which the churches cannot compete and which they cannot counteract. The public school presents the church with a generation of youth whose minds have been cast in a secular mold."
In an editorial in Christianity Today, Rod Paige, President Bush's secretary of education, was quoted as saying that "8,600 of the 92,000 public schools nationwide have failed to meet state academic standards for the last two years." Paige also called the National Education Association a terrorist organization!'
The teaching of Biblical Creation and Intelligent Design is no longer permitted, whereas Darwinian evolution is taught as fact. Children are taught that they are the descendants of monkeys, and then we are surprised when children act like animals. C. S. Lewis wrote, "In a sort of ghastly simplicity, we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst." [See note below.]
If parents removed a significant percentage of their children from public schools it would result in:
1. Saving a remnant of children who can be used by Christ to help reclaim America.
2. Create an incentive for churches and the free market to provide alternative schools by the increased demand of parents for them.
3. Significant financial savings to taxpayers. For every student that would not have to be educated in public schools taxpayers are saved approximately $6,500./year.
4. Bring genuine reform in public schools by providing competition. All objective studies have shown that more money, decreasing class size, building new schools, hiring more teachers has little or no effect on academic achievement. The only thing that has the possibility to bring change in government schools is competition; their fear of losing students. Regardless of whether competition is provided by home schools, Christian schools, parochial schools, private schools or vouchers, all would bring pressure upon public schools to improve. However, government schools even with competition would remain by law secular, anti-Christian establishments.
Secularists make no secret of their intent. The militant message of the award-winning essay of the American Humanist Association in 1983 was, "The battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith." Preventing reform are secularists, the media, teacher's unions, textbook publishers, schools of education, and local state and federal education bureaucracies. They all stand shoulder to shoulder as federal courts protect their monopoly control.
More and more Americans are becoming aware that the expulsion of Christianity and ethical instruction from public schools has gone hand in hand with a decline in public education and a collapse in public morality. All forms of secularism are destined to fail. However, if Secular Humanism continues to reign in government schools, we had better begin building new prisons. External force is the only line of defense left, when the internal constraints of an informed conscience and religious belief are lost.
There is no more important battle shaping up in America than for the hearts and minds of children. [The battle has been here for some years now. Ed.] Whether this generation will be Christian, or atheist, whether its code of morality and ethics will be based on Judeo Christian beliefs or in the secular nostrums of the moment, will be determined by where the children are educated. Someone's values, someone's beliefs, someone's concept of morality, will be transmitted during the education of the child. The only question is whose? Secularists will not easily surrender their control of the schools which they use for the propagation of their faith.
Someone said, a sign of insanity is to continue to do that which you have been doing, and expect different results! If Christians continue to put their time, energy and money into attempting to improve public schools, they will find that their efforts only produce empty churches, empty lives and a devastated nation.
Nowhere in Scripture does it say that children are to be educated in a secular school. On the contrary; Scripture gives the responsibility to parents to provide their children with a Godly education.* Many Christian parents have unknowingly placed their children in public schools thinking that they were doing the right thing without realizing how corrosive an environment government schools have become. But it's a sin to place a child into a godless institution whose goal is to destroy their child's Christian faith and instill the religion of Secular Humanism.
Are Christians, parents, and pastors willing to sacrifice children
to anti-Christian public schools rather than take the more difficult
stand on principle? Be aware of the frightful warning in Mt.18:6
"and whoever may cause to stumble one of those little ones
who are believing in me, it is better for him that a weighty millstone
may be hanged upon his neck, and he may be sunk in the depth of
Christ and history will judge us by our action or inaction. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. James 4:17
*Command to parents Dt.6:1-7, Eph.6:4
John Stormer's, "None Dare Call It Education," Martin
Gross,' "The Conspiracy of Ignorance," Thomas Sowell's,
"Inside American Education," William Kilpatrick's, "Why
Johnny Can't Tell Right From Wrong," Rudolf Flesch's, "Why
Johnny Can't Read," and Mel & Norma Gabler's, "What
Are They Teaching Our Children?"
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 1Ti 5:8
Martin Luther said, "I am afraid that schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth."
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Soli Deo Gloria
Dr. Robt Dreyfus
ACLU and Intelligent Design:
ACLU backs off challenge to intelligent design School district
will inform students of alternative theories
Posted: January 7, 2005 © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
The American Civil Liberties Union backed off on an attempt to stop a school district from making students aware of alternative theories to evolution, including intelligent design.
Controversial book offers alternative to the theory of evolution
The new policy by the Dover Area School District in Pennsylvania -- the first of its kind in the country -- requires teachers to read students a one-minute statement at the beginning of class, explaining evolution is a theory that continues to be tested and that alternative theories, such as intelligent design, exist.
The ACLU, along with Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, filed a federal lawsuit in December arguing intelligent design theory is inherently religious.
Wednesday, the ACLU notified a federal judge in Pennsylvania that it will not go forward with a temporary restraining order to block the policy, which will go into effect Jan. 13 with the beginning of ninth-grade biology classes. ...
Robert Dreyfus D.D.S.
Ocklawaha, FL email@example.com
Dr. Dreyfus graduated from Florida State University and Emory University School of Dentistry. Later he underwent a residency in general anesthesia @ the University of Miami School of Medicine, and served an internship at Milledgeville State Hospital, He was in private practice of dentistry from 1961-2003. He has authored the Management of Myofacial Pain Dysfunction, and the first Clinical Manual on the use of H-Wave technology for the elimination of neuromuscular pain, and its use as an analgesic agent to replace local anesthesia in dentistry. He has served as Spokes Person - Florida Dental Association, President - Florida State Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Visiting lecturer in Emergency Medicine at Central Florida Community College, & was affiliated with Variety Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Munroe Regional Medical Center, Marion Community Hospital, and served as a consultant with Gorgas Hospital - Panama Canal Zone.
He is co-founder of Concerned Citizens of America, Founded and served as director of Americans For Ending Aid To Communist Countries. Dr Dreyfus is presently retired from practice, and presently serves as Director of Freedom Center and as Florida State Coordinator of Exodus Mandate.