In the wake of yet another public school massacre, Sam Blumenfeld’s warning to parents several decades ago is more relevant than ever:
1o Reasons Why Christian Parents Should Take Their Chldren Out of Public Schools by Sam Blumenfeld:
There has been much debate of late among Christians whether or not their children
should be taken out of the public schools and put into private Christian schools or
homeschooled. 1 firmly believe that they should be taken out, and I’ve outlined ten good
reasons why this should be done, and done as soon as possible.
The first reason is pretty obvious. The Bible commands parents to bring up their
children in the love and admonition of the Lord. We read in Deuteronomy 6:6: “And
these words, which 1 command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach
them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house,
and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
How can a Christian parent obey that commandment and put a child in a school that is so
militantly anti-Christian and anti-God? The public schools represent the antithesis of a
Godly education. They should not be patronized by Christians.
Reason two: The public schools are not only anti-Christian but represent a government
establishment of religion called Humanism. Your child is at risk of being deChristianized
by the religion of public education. Here’s what humanist John J. Dunphy wrote in the
Humanist magazine of January 1983:
I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in
the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as
proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects
the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being. These teachers
must embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist
preachers, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead
of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of
educational level-preschool day care or large state university. The classroom
must become an arena of conflict between the old and the new-the rotting corpse
of Christianity, together with its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of
humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized
Christian ideal of “love thy neighbor” will fmally be achieved.
We already know that millions of Christian children have lost their faith because they fell
prey to humanist proselytizers who preach that God does not exist and that human beings
can be as gods. Do you have any guarantee that your child will be immune from these
Reason three: The educators have redefmed the purpose of education. Its purpose is no
longer to impart academic skills so that your child can develop independent intelligence,
and make a life for himself. The new purpose of education was defmed by Professor
Benjamin Bloom in his book, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, published in 1956, in
which he wrote:
By educational objectives, we mean explicit formulations of the ways in which
students are expected to be changed by the educative process. That is, the ways in
which they will change in their thinking, their feelings, and their actions …. The
evidence points our convincingly to the fact that age is a factor operating against
attempts to effect a complete or thorough-going reorganization of attitudes and
values …. The evidence collected thus fur suggests that a single hour of classroom
activity under certain conditions may bring about a major reorganization in
cognitive as well as affective behaviors.
As a Christian parent you will never know-and you will never be told-when that single
hour of classroom activity will be sprung on your child. The child who returns home
from school that day, may not be the same child you sent to school that morning. You’ve
played Russian roulette with your child’s spiritual life, and you’ve lost. In addition, this
change of values between children and parents inevitably leads to intense conflict within
the family. When children adopt humanist values, they become haters of their family’s
biblical values. That’s what destroys so many Christian families.
Reason four: Public schools now teach sex education almost as a form of pomography,
encouraging children to engage in premarital recreational sex. The result is that many
Christian girls have lost their virginity, developed sexually transmitted diseases, become
pregnant, had an abortion, and lost their self-esteem. The boys, under peer pressure, are
forced into sexual intimacy long before they are ready to be fathers. The children are
considered animals with no control over their sexual urges.
Reason five: Drug education arouses interest in drugs, especially when the children are
told that they must make their own decisions about drugs. This gives children a choice,
which any Christian parent would consider the wrong thing to do. There is no decision
making when it comes to drugs. A Christian child need not know all about drugs. All he
needs to know is that drugs are unequivocally forbidden. But that’s not the message
conveyed in the public schools. The result? Many Christian children get into drugs and
Reason six: As you know, we are presently involved in a life-and-death cultural war
between Christianity and secular humanism. When you patronize the enemy’s
institutions you are giving tacit approval of what that institution stands for. In addition, if
you have any understanding of the forces that oppose us, you know that they have
billions of dollars with which to fight us. So why give them your children? If you want
to win this war, the easiest, least bloody way to win it is by withdrawing your children
from their institutions. They cannot succeed without your children. It’s as simple as that.
So by giving them your children you are helping them tie the noose around the neck of
Reason seven: It is unreasonable to expect Christian children to be missionaries in the
public schools when they have not had professional training, are unable to answer the
arguments of their enemies, gain the contempt of their teachers, and become demoralized
in the process. You can’t expect children to do the job which even adults find difficult.
Reason eight: Satanists in the public schools have targeted Christian students for
persecution and even murder. That’s what took place at Columbine High School in
Littleton, Colorado, and also in a school in Paducah, Kentucky. In other words, Christian
children are at risk in public schools where Bible reading and prayer are outlawed, but
Satanism isn’t. Satanists have free reign in the public schools and your child may
become a victim of their evil force.
Reason nine: Children in the public schools are considered to be animals, because the
behavioral psychology that now governs public education is based on the theory of
evolution which claims that human beings and monkeys have a common ancestor.
Humanist behaviorists use animal training techniques to teach your precious child who
was made in the image of God. But the schools teach your child that he or she is simply
a higher form of monkey. When children accept the notion that they are animals, they are
apt to act as animals, without conscience, without a sense of moral absolutes.
Reason ten: Because of widespread educational malpractice in the schools, your child is
in danger of becoming learning disabled, dyslexic, or afflicted with attention deficit
disorder. Your child is in danger of becoming functionally illiterate. At least thirty
percent of the children in public schools emerge at the end of the process unable to read
properly, spell correctly, or do basic arithmetic. Do you have a guarantee that your child
will not be a victim of this educational malpractice?
I’m sure that I could come up with many more reasons. But these ten I hope will give
Christian parents enough food for thought so that they will make the right choice in favor
of God’s commandment. The public schools cannot be saved by Christians. Nor should
Christians want to save them since they have been rendered morally dangerous by
Supreme Court decisions and the likes of the National Education Association.
By withdrawing your children from the public schools, you will be making your own
declaration of independence from the satanic institutions that the public schools have
become. You will be exercising the precious freedom you still have to take control of
your children’s education. And by doing so, you will be preserving the heritage of
freedom to pass on to your children, and your children’s children.
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