How did we allow this to happen? And, more importantly, what can we do to rectify the situation?
The debacle in "education" we are witnessing today started – as did so many of our current problems – under the misleadership of Lyndon Johnson. Johnson's 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act was the foot in the door that allowed Carter to create a federal Department of Education under the Department of Education Organization Act of 1979. Both these laws are clearly in violation of Article 10 of the Bill of Rights, and every American needs to be fomenting initiatives for their repeal.
While we work toward accomplishing that, however, the damage to our progeny is ongoing and escalating. What can we do to stop the process now?
As with all exercises in the preservation of our liberties, involvement is the key. You don't have to home school your kids to "home school" them. Education should begin at home. Talk to your kids. Help them solve the problems of growing up. And in the process, teach them morality and patriotism. Buy them books that will instill in them the history of America and the precepts of the American republic.
Be aware of what your children are being taught in school. Continuously question them about the content of their instruction. And be specific. Don't just say, "How was school today?" Ask. "What did you discuss in Social Studies today?" Correct any misinformation or disinformation they've been fed.
And when you discover something disquieting in their curriculum, let the teacher and the principle of the school know you are displeased. And if you don't get satisfaction there, let the community know what's going on in their schools through word of mouth, your local newspaper, and internet access to national and international broadcast facilities. Spread the word. Get other parents and interested people involved.
And set the proper example for your children to follow. Parenting is a job. Learn how to do it and do it right. I am not a religious man. Yet when my boys were growing up, I had them in church every Sunday. I even got involved in the church, serving as treasurer and teaching bible class on Sundays. I figured it was the cheapest and easiest way to keep my boys out of jail or rehab.
And it worked. They've all become happy, drug-free adults living their own successes and failures – and I haven't been inside a church since the last of them left home. But it wasn't ever about me. It was about them and the responsibility I had to them because I brought them into this world.
Get involved in your local and State school boards. This crap doesn't just happen. It comes from somewhere – and that somewhere is the liberal/Communist/Socialist/Fascists who have infested the public institutions in our cities and States that determine what is in our textbooks and what is taught in our classrooms.
You don't have to be a member of the school board, but you must be aware of what they are doing and willing to challenge them when they cross the lines of decency and/or Americanism. Remember, ignorance is an invitation to slavery.