By Dr. Robert Dreyfus
July 25, 2013 [Dr. Robert Dreyfus has been a conservative
activist for 52 years and resides in central Florida.]
Common Core is the latest of many so called reforms such as:
Head Start, School To Work, Goals 2,000, No Child Left
Behind, Race To The Top, International Baccalaureate and Pre K.
In discussing educational issues, it is easy to get mired in
the minutia and the acronyms which distract from the real issues.
What is important is that you understand that the purpose of
Common Core and all of these other programs has been:
- To give hope.
- To distract the public.
- To cover up the disaster of the public (government) school
- To get more money. The system currently costs taxpayers
twice that which a much better education would cost in a private or
- To make people believe that government and the educational
bureaucracy is hard at work to improve the system.
- To complete the takeover and control of the public school
system by federal and state government.
- To halt the growth of alternative education.
The most prestigious study ever done on the public school
was by The National Commission on Excellence in Education. In
1983 they published their report, A Nation At Risk which stated,
"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"
After many years of studying education practices, I along with
many others, have concluded that sending a child into the public
school system is akin to legalized child abuse. From the
beginning the purpose of the system was to dumb down the populace,
to destroy a child´s faith in God, and to indoctrinate them into a
secular socialist world view. The horrid
government school system has accomplished all these goals, and is
the root cause of ninety percent of the problems America is now
In spite of the fact that we would like to see schools
government school reform is a myth. The reality is that the
only thing that would improve educational results, and give
children the opportunity to live a fulfilled life would be to close
down the government school system.
The book, "Leaving School - Finding Education"
addresses this issue. One of the authors, Dr. Jon
Wiles, has written a dozen books in the area of educational
leadership, and worked as a consultant specializing in curriculum
change in 40 states and 10 foreign nations. Coauthor, Dr. John
Lundt for the past 15 years has served as Professor of Educational
Leadership at the University of Montana, and has consulted with
educational agencies throughout the world. Here are excerpts
from their book:
"Schools are now in a dysfunctional
has arrived for the United States to think seriously about bidding
farewell to its schools... they are a relic from another
age...public schools are responsible for increasing amounts of
cultural decay and social dysfunction in our society... Schools
have no hope of reforming themselves. There has been no lasting
change in half a century. Schools cannot and will not change...
Schools are resistant to changing; they have always been this
way... Parents should be both frightened and outraged at this lack
of relevance and this leadership incompetence... Schools are the
largest impeding force in our nation... Schools are beginning to
pull other institutional agencies downward...This is an
institution, your authors believe, in its final days...An
alternative must be found quickly. What we believe, after very full
careers in schools as teachers, administrators, and curriculum
leaders, is that defining any improvement in the school will be
both a futile exercise and a self defeating proposition... The
American school cannot be fixed...We believe the United States must
seriously explore abandoning the school as the vessel of learning
and move to redefine education in terms of other options. We
believe that a failure to break away, soon, will result in a
surprising rapid deterioration of the institution, and the even
further decline in the general culture of the United
States...America can shed its final monopoly...We currently have
all of the technology needed to provide a quality education to all
students in the comfort and safety of their own homes... the
authors believe we are poised, unknowingly, on the brink of a major
change in education in the United States. Our schools while
imposing in scale, are precariously fragile in reality. Any
coalition of parents, taxpayers, businessmen, and concerned
educators has the power to influence the most significant change in
American education. The question is, what are we waiting for?
What would you call a system?
- That deliberately dumbs down children.
- That indoctrinates children into accepting homosexuality.
- That destroys children´s Christian faith.
- That increases children´s sexual behavior.
- That sexually molests children. The U.S.
Education stated that 4.5 million students were victims of sexual
misconduct by teachers and school employees in the past
- That drugs children to make them easier to handle.
- That leads to increased illegal drug use by children.
- That places children in physical danger.
- That teaches children there are no absolutes.
- That promotes New Age philosophy.
- That indoctrinates children with the philosophy of
- That indoctrinates children with the religion of Secular
I would call it evil.
Christians are holding the rope that supports the system. We
need to let go of the rope by removing our children from the
government schools. Why prop up an anti-Christian institution by
our participation? Let it die a well deserved death. The
system has changed the culture and morality of Americans.
Studies by George Barna show that only 9% of the average
congregation and only 51% of pastors operate from a biblical
worldview. If your pastor isn´t informing the congregation
that this system is devastating children academically, morally and
spiritually on this issue, why is he your pastor?
We should view Common Core in the same was as we would view
attempting to make Nazi concentration camps or Soviet gulags better
by changing their name to Renewal Centers, putting curtains in the
gas chambers, painting the barracks pink and playing loud music to
cover up the screams of those being tortured and killed. Common
Core will change the appearance, not the essence of the system.
Adolph Hitler said, "When an opponent declares, I
come over to your side, I calmly say, Your child belongs to us
already.... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants,
however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time
will know nothing else but this new community."
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