America used to have the best education system in the world. To understand this statement we have to look at the original foundation of our education. Our original educational book was the Bible. This book was used to teach all aspects of life, business, math, philosophy, as well as how to conduct their personal lives. The Founders placed such a high importance on education that they enacted laws to ensure that children were educated and they also placed scripture knowledge in the same category. The arrogant fools of the Supreme Court of 1947 believed that the Bible should not be allowed in schools but the Founders believed different.
The Founders actually placed a premium on biblical knowledge. In my book ‘Defining American Exceptionalism’, I have a full chapter on education in early America. There are many documented situations that refute the 1947 decision so I would like to discuss a few of them. From this, we will see what the Pilgrims and the Founders believed to be the most important aspects of education. The first laws providing public education for all children were passed in 1642 in Massachusetts and in 1647 in Connecticut and it was called the “Old Deluder Satan Law”. These colonists believed that the proper protection from civil abuses could only be achieved by eliminating Bible illiteracy.
“It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of Scriptures, as in former time. . . . It is therefore ordered . . [that] after the Lord hath increased [the settlement] to the number of fifty householders, [they] shall then forthwith appoint one within their town, to teach all such children as shall resort to him, to write and read. . . . And it is further ordered, that where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders, they shall set up a grammar school . . . to instruct youths, so far as they may be fitted for the university.”
Note that they put a premium on the ability to understand the Word of God. Many American literacy laws were directed at the necessity of understanding the Bible. A Connecticut law in 1690 read:
“This legislature observing that . . . there are many persons unable to read the English tongue and thereby incapable to read the holy Word of God or the good laws of this colony . . . it is ordered that all parents and masters shall cause their respective children and servants, as they are capable, to be taught to read distinctly the English tongue.”
If you noticed, they placed a premium on a person’s ability to read and understand the Word of God. Today’s education system refuses to do this. In fact, it is against the laws to teach scripture in a public school. You can teach the seven pillars of islam but you can’t teach Christianity, the religion of the Founders, You didn’t see the schools teaching transgendersim, homosexuality, and the perverted filth that we see in schools today. They focused on what should be focused on, education. Reading, writing, arithmetic, and a whole lot of history. Our schools today won’t teach our history, it’s actually illegal because of so much religion involved. This is so interesting because it was the pastors that were usually the teachers and almost all of our colleges and universities were started by pastors to raise more pastors.
The 1636 rules for Harvard stated:
“Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies and to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life. (John 17:3) and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day that he shall be ready to give such an account of his proficiency therein.”
Harvard was so dedicated to this goal that their two mottos were: “For the Glory of Christ” and “For Christ and the Church”. William and Mary was founded by Reverend James Blair. Ten ministers founded Yale. Dartmouth College was founded by Reverend Eleazar Wheelock.
As our country grew the Northwest Ordinance was established and that ordinance required religion to be taught in any school established in any of the new territories; The next is what we would have to call the most conclusive historical demonstration proving that the Founders never intended what we see today and that is a religion free public arena. This documented evidence is the passage of the “Northwest Ordinance” the Ordinance which legal texts consider to be one of the four foundational or ‘organic’ laws established the requirements of statehood for prospective territories. It received House approval on July 21, 1789; Senate approval on August 4, 1789 (this was the same Congress that was simultaneously framing the religious clauses in the First Amendment); and was signed into law by President George Washington on August 7, 1789.
Article III of that Ordinance is the only section to address religion or public education and it comingles them profoundly declaring:
Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.
I don’t understand the mentality of moving so far away from what our Founders gave us for an education system. We are graduating ignorant students. You can’t blame the students when the system is a complete failure. I firmly believe that kids graduating college would not be able to pass an 8th-grade final exam from 1895. You can see the exam HERE
We have seen the massive pushback from the school boards now that parents are demanding accountability. Some cities are worse than others but they are all bad. I have called for the schools to be put back into the hands f the state and the parents with heavy parental involvement. The time to act is now!
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1. Defining America’s Exceptionalism, Roger Anghis (Westbow Press, 2011) pp. 36-37
2. Defining America’s Exceptionalism, Roger Anghis (Westbow Press, 2011) p. 38
3. Defining America’s Exceptionalism, Roger Anghis (Westbow Press, 2011) p. 38
4. Defining America’s Exceptionalism, Roger Anghis (Westbow Press, 2011) p. 40
5. Defining America’s Exceptionalism, Roger Anghis (Westbow Press, 2011) p. 41
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The Dangers of American Education ~ Part 2
We have a disintegrating education system that is more of an indoctrination system than anything else. It is obvious that we are not educating our kids on what they need to be productive members of society. Learning about transgenderism and homosexuality in kindergarten is NOT educating a child, it’s grooming a child into perversion. Let’s look at the results of our ‘education system’ in Baltimore. The last available edition of the Nation’s Report Card, released in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, showed that only only 37% of grade 12 students could be considered proficient readers, according to the Department of Education’s standard.
Now, a teacher at Patterson High School in Baltimore has informed a local news outlet that 77% of students there were reading at an elementary or even kindergarten level, indicating that the nation may see a precipitous drop in the reports for 2020 and 2021.
“They’re pushed through [grade levels],” the teacher told WBBF. “They’re not ready for the workforce. They’re not ready for further education.”
WBBF obtained the results of the school’s i-Ready learning assessment, which confirmed the teacher’s claim. Out of 628 students tested, 484 showed a reading level proficiency equal to that of an elementary school student, including 159 who were at a kindergarten or first-grade level.
Data from student assessments in several states have shown that pandemic-related school closures likely contributed to a decline in student achievement.
Looking at another liberal-run state we see that the children in California aren’t doing any better: Students in California fared no better. The number of students who were reading above grade standard declined from 26% in 2019 to 21% in 2021, while the percentage of students near grade standards increased from 43% to 56%. But it isn’t just the liberals that are failing our kids. Texas has the same problem.
A Texas Education Agency assessment for spring 2021 found that 36% of students in fourth grade met grade-level reading standards, while 45% of eighth-grade students met grade-level standards for reading. The agency said the numbers represented a decline from previous years. What we have to keep in mind is that the federal government is not constitutionally allowed to be involved in education but as in many other areas it has extended its grasp into that area. They get away with it by saying that they let the states set the curriculum, which the states do, but the federal government sets the testing standard which effectively sets the curriculum. They think we’re all as dumb as the Democrat voting base.
These schools are teaching things that are outright lies like global warming, excuse me, climate change. They changed it to climate change because they couldn’t prove the world was warming. It has actually cooled for the last 18-20 years. An article in 2019 actually blame America on the planet cooling. Colonisation of the Americas at the end of the 15th Century killed so many people, it disturbed Earth’s climate.
That’s the conclusion of scientists from University College London, UK.
The team says the disruption that followed European settlement led to a huge swathe of abandoned agricultural land being reclaimed by fast-growing trees and other vegetation.
This pulled down enough carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the atmosphere to eventually chill the planet.
It’s a cooling period often referred to in the history books as the “Little Ice Age” – a time when winters in Europe would see the Thames in London regularly freeze over.
“The Great Dying of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas led to the abandonment of enough cleared land that the resulting terrestrial carbon uptake had a detectable impact on both atmospheric CO₂ and global surface air temperatures,” Alexander Koch and colleagues write in their paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews. This isn’t anything that they’ll teach in the schools, doesn’t fit their narrative. Man’s production of CO2 is destroying the world. That is a lie out of the pit of hell. The rising CO2 is actually helping revive our planet. A new study shows that Earth’s vegetated lands or surfaces covered in plant life have greened “significantly” over the last 35 years. Using computerized models, scientists theorize that this so-called greening effect is in response to an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, as well as other, less influential contributors.
Published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25, the research concludes that about 25 to 50 percent of Earth’s plant life has experienced a greening effect, increasing the leaves on plants and trees in an area equivalent to two times the continental U.S.
The amount of leaf cover blanketing the planet’s vegetated regions was determined using satellite data from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer instruments.
Carbon dioxide as a plant fertilizer
Previous research suggests that carbon dioxide boosts photosynthesis in plants, and in turn facilitates plant growth.
We used to teach truth and the importance of it but if the lie fits their narrative, they’ll lie. Tom DeWeese wrote an article about his two daughters experience in public schools. One said she’d rather “I would rather just shoot myself in the head because it would be a less painful death that to suffer and die from global warming.” They’ve learned about Watergate and they fear for the extinction of the polar bears, which were put on the extinction list while they were enjoying record numbers.
It has been proven that as a rule a homeschooled student scores higher on SAT tests than a public school student. Keep in mind that the tests are set by the federal government so the quantity of education has to remain the same but the quality is vastly different. Homeschooled students score about 72 points higher than the national average on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The average American College Test (ACT) score is 21. The average score for homeschoolers is 22.8 out of a possible 36 points. Homeschoolers are at the 77th percentile on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.
Advocates of homeschooling point to these standardized test results to show that not only does homeschooling work, but it is also superior to public schooling.
Our teachers need to get back to teaching English, history, and math and get out of being psychologists and sexologists.
Many teachers in Florida walked off the job when they found out they could indoctrinate students into a perverted lifestyle. Makes you wonder just how many teachers do that. It’s too dangerous to find out. Time to remove our kids from public school until the states and the parents control the curriculum.
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1. 77 of students at Baltimore high school reading at elementary levels teacher says
2. 77 of students at Baltimore high school reading at elementary levels teacher says
3. 77 of students at Baltimore high school reading at elementary levels teacher says
9. Defining America’s Exceptionalism, Roger Anghis (Westbow Press, 2011) pp. 36-37
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