“Rosalie Gordon, author of the widely circulated What’s Happened to Our Schools?, said of Progressive Education: ‘The progressive system has reached all the way down to the lowest grades to prepare the children of America for their role as the collectivists of the future.’ That’s another name for socialist, you know, or communist, if you will. ‘The group, not the individual child, is the quintessence of Progressivism. The child must always be made to feel part of the group. He must indulge in group thinking, in group activity.’ She explains Dewey’s obsession with the group and group activity by saying this: ‘You can’t make socialists out of individualists.’ Dewey was a socialist. At the climax of his career in 1950 he became honorary national chairman of the American counterpart of the British Fabian Society. It was called the League for Industrial Democracy.”
Marxism and Humanism are the predominant philosophies of America’s education establishment, yet every day we send the public schools our most precious gift, our children, to be “educated.”
Our schools are filled with sex education, political correctness, environmental extremism, global unity, diversity training (pro-gay indoctrination), and “higher-order thinking skills” boldly claiming that, in order to become a higher order thinker, one must first believe absolutely that there are no absolutes!
Our schools are filled with violence, murder, extortion, rape, unwanted pregnancy, drug use, disrespect, and foul language. Test scores have been declining for decades as the numbers of children who cannot read continue to increase.