Chicago Public Schools – A Microcosm of Our National Problem

Watching Fox News last evening (4/13) Tucker Carlson commented on the sorry situation in Chicago Public Schools. Tucker noted that lots of Chicago public school students can’t read, or can barely read, yet you can’t fail them. Why think of what they would do to their self-esteem! Lots of us have been saying for years now that public school students across the country have been taught almost nothing worthwhile, yet have been conditioned to think they are brilliant. Why any parent in Chicago, or anywhere else, would trust their children’s education to the public schools is beyond me.

A little homework on the internet should convince any thinking parent that the public school system is one gigantic indoctrination center, with real education having little or nothing to do with it. The public school system has a history of leftist indoctrination that extends back into the 1800s. Not only that, but the system is corrupt and will brook no interference from parents about what is being taught.

An article on for 9/27/22 observed that: “The arguments for tearing apart Chicago Public Schools and replacing it with a universal choice program continue to pile higher. The system is an abject failure any way you cut it. Families are fleeing in record numbers as another 9,000 students left the district this school year. In all, student enrollment has dropped by 120,000 over the last two decades.” Chicago public schools spend $29,000 per student as outcomes plummet and enrollment continues to drop! It would seem that lots of parents in Chicago have at least some idea of what the game is–and it ain’t real education for their kids! It’s a con game that has little or nothing to do with real education.

Another article on for 1/5/23 noted that: “Chicago Public Schools watchdog is raising red flags about sharply increasing extra pay for school staff in recent years, rising sexual misconduct complaints, and a troubling practice of schools mislabeling students as transfers when they’re missing school. The district’s Office of Inspector General detailed these and dozens of other instances of fraud, misconduct and wrongdoing in a sweeping 120 page annual report released Thursday.” Sounds as if Chicago has a corrupt public school system and problem. Lest you think this public school problem exists only in Chicago, I also noted last evening a report about Loudon County, Virginia that noted they will soon be introducing unisex bathrooms in public schools. Just what the kids need! Virginia’s new governor, now outed as a disciple of Klaus Schwab, is supposed to be doing something about this kind of junk being foisted on public school kids. Will he? Don’t hold your breath waiting!

I have no idea what it will take to wake Christian parents up to the fact that they need to jettison the public school system. Thousands have. Many, many more need to. I wonder if we will ever get enough Christian kids out of public schools to turn things around and help save this country. Unless more Christians wake up pretty soon, it’s problematic as to whether it will ever happen.

April 14, 2023

~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of The Copperhead Chronicle, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition to that he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.

Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed Metropolis Café to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with this project.

He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.

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