From the School Is Hell blog:
"Would we use school for indoctrination to government ideologies and approved attitudes and mass opinions? Would we assign a large part of every school day to non-academic social and psychological conditioning and political correctness instruction?
Would we allow our property to be confiscated if we didn’t pay the ever rising tax bill each year? Would we hire unionized teachers with binding arbitration and tenure and let them vote on their own wage increases, whether deserved or not?"
Having two older children in the public schools, I see a lot of the "indoctrination to government ideologies and approved attitudes and mass opinions" going on. Suffice to say I would prefer my children home for this reason (most days, LOL!). I've heard the argument that exposure to these other ideas will make my children stronger in theirs... as if they would somehow be inoculated against bad doctrine through public school attendance.
Or maybe not.
I about puked and hit the floor at the same time when Patrick came home from school yesterday and told me that "Barack Obama" just sounded Presidential!! I can't imagine that my son thought up such an idea on his own. (Yes, I made sure to tell him that it sounded MUSLIM to me and you've got to be kidding if you think I'll vote for him, given his stance on the issues...) Yet he and dh want him to continue in public school so that Patrick looks good on paper (gifted classes, orchestra) when he applies to colleges.
We are going to have to have more "talks" over the coming years so that Patrick doesn't gain the whole world but lose his soul! It's scary out there, folks!!