Recommended Reading

Department of Education:  The U.S. Department of Education, formed in 1979 during the Carter administration, represents an intrusion by the federal government into an aspect of American society for which there is no constitutional authority.  The U.S. Constitution gives Congress no authority whatsoever to collect taxes for, fund, or operate schools.  Congress should abolish the Department of Education and return education to the state, local, or family level, as provided by the Constitution.

Terrorists, Despots, and Democracy:  What Our Children Need to Know.  Jefferson was right when he laid upon education the grave assignment of equipping tomorrow's adults with the knowledge, values, judgment, and critical faculties to determine for themselves what "will secure or endanger" their freedom and their country's well-being.

Power Grab: How the National Education Association Is Betraying Our Children:  A former high school principal presents convincing evidence that the National Education Association's goals are:   first, to create one national system of education and second, to control this national system for its own ends.

NEA: The Grab for Power.  The National Education Association is the driving force that channels - through public education - humanistic political and religious beliefs into the minds of the vast majority of our children.  Every parent and patriotic American citizen needs to be fully informed how present and future generations are being brainwashed to accept a universal dictatorial government.

None Dare Call it Education.  John Stormer, the author of None Dare Call it Treason, scrutinizes the moral and academic decline in America's schools.  He exposes some of the frightening evidence that most textbooks in public schools aim at undermining American culture by attacking its foundational values.  He then suggests points of action to restore America's traditional values and culture and to protect our children.

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America:  Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, blowing the whistle on educational reform.

Left Back:  A Century of Failed School Reforms.  Diane Ravitch reveals how an endless wave of reforms prevented schools from doing what they were built to do:  educate children.

"Dumbing Down Our Kids:  Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves but Can't Read, Write, or Add" by Charles J. Sykes.  Nowhere has the flight from quality plaguing American life these days been more obvious than in our primary and secondary schools -- on the whole, the graduates seem less well-read and less well-spoken, less knowledgeable and less able to compute.

Why America Is Free:  An Excellent History Textbook for Your Family.  One disease that has plagued modern education is the revisionist history so often found in public school textbooks.  Many people today have confused ideas about our freedom and how we became a free people.  Few things could do more to straighten out the political confusion of our own times than if every parent in America would read the book Why America Is Free aloud to his or her children.

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary.  You'd be surprised at the difference between today's dictionary definitions and those in the 1828 dictionary.  Of course, back then, words like "office" and "partner" were not used as verbs.  But there are many elementary words which have taken on very different meanings since 170 years ago.  For example, here is the 1828 definition of "marriage":
"The act of uniting a man and a woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and a woman for life.  Marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them.  Marriage was instituted by God himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and education of children."
Incorrect Thoughts : Notes on Our Wayward Culture:  Leo opens the reader's eyes to the world of political correctness. The book, a collection of Leo's columns over the years, exposes attempts by the media and university elite and turns their arguments upside down. Leo is hardly a political partisan but definitely takes aim at the cultural left and this book is a direct hit.

What's Right for all Americans:  Ezola Foster, a black American with 30 years of experience teaching in the inner city schools of Los Angeles, challenges the conventional wisdom on race relations.  She accuses the media-ordained black leadership of being a band of "snake oil peddlers" of the welfare state whose only wares are dependency, degradation, and decay, and she advocates instead a moral, color-blind America without any "finger-pointing" or "victim class."

The Rights of Religious Persons in Public Education:  Our government is willing to destroy an entire nation based on a dislike for "apartheid," yet is just as willing to foster religious "apartheid" in America.  This work emphasizes that the American system was meant to operate on the principles of equality under the law which, of course, includes equality for religious exercise and expression in public education.  This book is not intended to give legal advice.

21 Ways "Public Schools" Harm Your Children

Could You Have Passed the Eighth Grade in 1895?

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