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Who has the ultimate authority to decide what our children learn in the classroom? The demotion of the family is an ongoing reality in our culture. Today, teachers can participate in a minor’s abortion, or bring children to a sex change advocating doctor and therapist, if they believe a child is struggling with their sexual identity all without the parent’s consent or knowledge. When did schools decide that they are the final arbiter on not only the subject matter taught to our children but also for the moral formation of our children?
The take-over of the parental authority to raise up children in the virtues of a quality education demonstrates that there is a radical disagreement about what those important values and virtues actually are. The modern debate is about what those values actually entail and in teaching about the fundamental issues of our culture.
Is America fundamentally racist, sexist, and oppressive, or are we a country of freedom, justice, and equality before the law where people can come and live their best lives? That is the main responsibility of parents. We are to instill in our children value and purpose. When parents take that charge seriously, how can children not be blessed?
Scripture mentioned in this episode:
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Irreversible Damage: TheEmbracing critical theory, teacher’s union says they — not parents — control what kids learn
by Christopher F. Rufo
Another reason to support school choice
C.S. Lewis On What To Teach Your Kids
by Spencer Klavan
“Perhaps the next generation of students should learn that a staggering 97 percent of millennials who obtained at least a high school degree, worked full-time, and married before having children are not poor… while strengthening family structure is no silver bullet, there is much to be hopeful for if family structure among blacks and kids of all races were more stable. That is not a myth.”
from: The power of the two-parent home is not a myth
by Ian Rowe
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