Do not remove the ancient landmark which your fathers have set. – Proverbs 22:28Anyone who attended public schools knows that history is a boring mass of confused, causeless, and meaningless names and dates. At the end of the 19th century, a group of committed men determined that history must go. Here is why.
In the 20th century, the country was put on a dangerous course by social engineers who were immediately satisfied with the outcomes, especially the mind-slaughter. They were not out of to make men better and smarter. They were out to create small men who would accept a new smarter. Complicity of Christians made these ideas widely acceptable.
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This book centers on why we need to draw our children away from the public school system and the limited education they receive there that contradict the word of God and begin home educating them.It reminds us throughout that we are called out in the Bible to teach and educate our kids in the truth. Guiding them with strong biblical values and a purpose in life that points to God, not a random cookie cutter public school education.
The book is comprised of numerous letters that basically say the schools have their own objectives and they are not in the best interest of our children and yet we are relying on the state to raise your kids even when we see our kids have no direct purpose in life.I hate to say it but the book seems to have no real organization to it and at times came across as pretty repetitive, which made it difficult to read for any length of time.
There were some chapters that I enjoyed reading and found insightful. Dumbing Them Down was basically about how teachers are not able to teach anymore. They are forced to stick to a ridiculous schedule to make sure they prepare students to pass one test that determines their whole future in the public school system. It sickens me.Drugging Them Up really hit me hard. My kids were in the public school system and my son is a typical rambunctious boy, but several times over the course of a year i had meetings with school officials to talk to me about getting him on medication to help him sit still and pay attention. What really do you expect from a 6 year old when you take away play time, P.E. and every other means of releasing energy that they have and still expect them to sit down,be quit and keep their hands to themselves? Our education system seems to be drawing closer to a military boot camp.
Even though the book was a little dry and redundant at times it still was a good read. It was informative, engaging, personal and well researched. I would recommend this book to parents who are considering home education for their children, those who are currently home educating but questing if it is the correct path and also for those who maybe question why you are homeschooling such as friends and family.
How are you being salt and light? How are you expanding Gods kingdom with your children and in your family? Are you training them to be a witness to Jesus Christ?
Proverbs 22:6 "Train a child up in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from New Leaf Publishing
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