I haven’t actually been keeping count of the reasons why my family chooses to homeschool, but the number in the title isn’t an accident. That’s the number of teachers in the U.S. Most of these teachers do an excellent job educating even within the constraints given them by the State. Some of them, however, are unfortunately going several steps beyond educating and are indoctrinating your children. Consider this video of children singing a song about President Obama:
Those of you who attend Tea Parties and who advocate smaller government must understand that you embrace the “s” word (Socialism) every time you put your children on the government school bus. Every year when you trust someone else to teach your kids what the Government thinks they need to know, you are embracing socialism. You are allowing public money to be spent on your children’s education.
In case you think this song was a one-time affair, consider the response of Superintendent Christopher Manno, who focused his comments not on the indoctrination itself, but on the filming itself:
“The recording and distribution of the class activity were unauthorized,” he wrote in a note to parents and the media.
You see, to the State, what goes on behind classroom doors should stay behind classroom doors.