Saturday, June 2, 2012

School Choice – Key to the Origins Debate

Can we teach the truth about creation/evolution in school?  Not in public schools.  Public education yields poor academics, Old Earth Fallacies (OEF), theistic evolution heroes, values clarification and many other errors.  State schools turn the Biblical WorldView on it’s head.

From 1776 to 1918, this nation (as a whole) did not have forced public education.  Just read American authors from the 1600’s or 1700’s to prove to yourself that they were well educated.

President Obama said “… I believe in parents being able to provide children with religious instruction without interference from the state.”  If so, he should support school choice (vouchers, home schooling etc.).

Horace Mann, the prime mover behind public education, died in the same year Darwin’s masterpiece was published è 1859!  Mann based his ideas on the Prussian model and was enthusiastically supported by the Unitarians.  This Statist educator rejected miracles and adopted Natural Theology while denying Biblical Christianity. [1]  There is even evidence of demonic influence. [2]  Samuel Blumenfeld has written a groundbreaking book on this topic, Is Public Education Necessary?
Please support National School Choice Week, Jan. 27th – Feb. 2nd, 2013.  Here are videos upholding school choice:
MiltonFriedman (Free To Choose) - Arnold Schwarzenegger is a fan*
Drew Carey (comedian)
John Stossel (20/20, 19 Emmy awards)

1) Is Public Education Necessary? by Samuel Blumenfeld (Paradigm, Boise, ID, 1985), pp. 173, 199, 200.  
2) Ibid., p. 165.
* 1980 Series, Vol. 6

1 comment:

ConservativeTeacher said...

Vouchers will eliminate choice in a short time, because with the money will come the same restrictions hurting the public schools, such as Common Core. You take the money, it will be crammed down your throat.

Not only that, but if vouchers are legalized, private schools who don't want to take the vouchers, for fear of the controls and CCSS, will not be able to compete with those who do take the voucher, effectively running them out of business.

So in the end private schools who take the voucher will be no different than the public schools except in who owns the building (just like Holland and Sweden) and the others will be out of business. At that point there will be NO CHOICE!