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Posted on 02/25/2012 8:04:47 AM PST by Guido2012
Whats wrong with our schools is whats wrong with America, and we cant change one without changing the other.
No, in order to permanently change our schools, we must change America. It wont happen just by electing the right person or political party. The task is larger than that a task only God can perform, and He is ready to hear the cries of a repentant people. While surveys show that the vast majority of Americans feel our country is on the wrong track, most of them havent connected the dots between their personal morality and our national health. When we truly repent and allow God to change our hearts, the heart of our country will follow. When that happens, we wont have to worry about electing the right people, because no candidate will survive an election, or stay in office once elected, if they stray from the collective moral and Constitutional principles that returned us to greatness. Reform will happen almost automatically, because it will be supported by a revived populace, just like it was during the previous Great Awakenings. If youre a recent graduate of a public school, you may have to Google the term Great Awakening as it wasnt likely covered in your history book. Its happened before, and it can happen again. Pray and repent. Its our only hope.
Welcome Guido. You posted a fantastic analysis of what ails America and what must be done to reverse our course.
Wagglebee hosts a ping list for articles relating to Moral Absolutes.
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I do both ping lists with him and people can ask me to add their names to the list too.
I will be a-pinging a bit later today and will read this and ping it out.
re: “. . . in order to permanently change our schools, we must change America. It wont happen just by electing the right person or political party. The task is larger than that a task only God can perform, and He is ready to hear the cries of a repentant people. . . When we truly repent and allow God to change our hearts, the heart of our country will follow. . . Its happened before, and it can happen again. Pray and repent. Its our only hope.”
I completely agree with you. However, you might be flamed by some of the “public schools are the source of all evil” crowd here in Freepers.
I believe it was John Adams who said, Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. The local public schools for over a hundred years were closely tied to the local city, town, counties in which they existed. The moral values and beliefs of the local community were expected to be taught and affirmed by these local public schools.
As time went on, the teaching profession became more and more distant from the local community because college degrees were being required to employment in the public schools. Colleges and universities have pretty much always been “liberal” in their moral views and tend to look down on the “hicks and hayseeds” that live outside their academic boundaries. Now, instead of having local people hired to teach in local public schools, we have college-trained teachers from all over the country being employed in your local school.
I’m not saying that it’s a given that someone with a college degree is a moral degenerate, but the liberal morality of so-called academia definitely has an effect on graduates. I have no doubt that the Marxist ideologues set their sights on public education as a definite way to change the educational and moral mores, not only at the college level, but once they have indoctrinated the education students who will graduate to become the next generation of teachers, once hired, these new teachers will, in turn and probably not even realizing how they’ve been used, begin indoctrinating their students at the elementary and secondary levels with the moral values and educational viewpoints of their college professors.
My point is that while it is definitely a spiritual problem, we will need to clean house at the higher education level - they are the one producing the next generation of teachers. It is also higher education that produces the next generation of all the “professional” professions (lawyers, doctors, politicians, journalists, etc.). If higher education could be inundated with conservatives as teachers and professors - then over time they would influence many, many graduates who will in turn influence their students and co-workers.
Public schools were not always the way they are today - probably 98% of those posting on this website were educated in public schools. I would be that the majority of those who hate public schools today were also educated in public schools. Public schools are a wide-open mission field to conservatism - but, to make lasting change we will have to also start with higher education.
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