Broken Civilization: Public Education
I was blessed. When I passed through American teacher education, I already had an education and a divine calling to pay attention to underlying issues. It took me awhile to orient properly on what those issues are, but I eventually saw it.
Yes, I’m fully aware good stuff happens, that there are good and conscientious people involved with good morals. That has no bearing on the underlying question. Public education as a social institution is carefully designed and constructed to destroy any possibility of people ever understanding, much less living by, God’s Laws. Public education is anathema, an abomination before the Lord.
Let’s start with the most glaring and hateful error of public education — the unspeakable arrogance built into the education system. You need to understand this one basic, unspoken assumption: If there is any factor in human existence which affects the education process as they see it, educators demand you surrender all control over that factor to them. They are prepared to usurp everything in child rearing, and nothing is sacred. They don’t respect you as parent, and many actively despise you. When they say otherwise, they are lying, even to themselves. They will not hesitate to gleefully use the full power of the State to crush you as a parent. That child is theirs, they are the experts, and you can go to Hell.
To justify this, they invest an awful lot of resources in field research. That is, they play games with children’s minds conducting laboratory experiences carefully constructed to give them the results they want. They can “prove” they know what they are doing because some study done in some place by some highly biased individual with some bogus behavioral science education said this or that. Actually, all they’ve proved is what they can get away with when they own the entire system.
God says in His Word He gave the child to the parents. Lord help us, some parents are so incredibly stupid, but that does not alter the His basic Law regarding child ownership. The child cannot ever belong to the State, because the State is an abomination from the start. Nor can we suggest the child belongs to the village, unless we first understand “the village” is your extended family only. Yes, your kin folks are required by God to stick their nose in your business, because that’s how we keep things on track. This is, of course, all foreign to our Western culture; but it won’t prevent us perverting God’s Laws by changing the fundamental meaning of all the basic concepts. Still, God’s Laws demand the child belong to the family, and no one else may intervene until that child has taken their place among adult actors in the various sectors of their social interaction.
Obviously, the only hope we have is homeschooling, but that’s hardly any better if the underlying assumptions are all wrong. So if your homeschool curriculum is any flavor of Classical Western education, you are in flagrant violation of God’s Laws already. In other words, this whole field of discussion is so wrong on so many levels, it’s enough to choke anyone. However, the starting place is to reject public education as the single biggest factor in what’s wrong.