Public school should be abolished. There are many reasons.
1. Public school is funded by socialism. People are forced to pay taxes, and that money is given to other people. This is enforced by violence or at least the threat of violence.
2. Jesus said, “Whoever is not with me is against me” (Matthew 12:30). Is public school for Christ? If not, then it is against Christ.
3. Public school being against Christ leads to huge moral problems.
4. It is none of the government’s business whether kids go to school. God put education under the purview of parents–not government. When government usurps parental authority it is a sin.
5. The free market will offer better, cheaper, non-violent solutions and choices to people.
6. Public School is technologically obsolete.
We Americans like to think of ourselves as the best in the world at everything, but our school system is right up there with…Lithuania. The American public school system ranks 30th in math in the world; 23rd in science and 20th in reading. We were beat out by Estonia. If you wish to offer a defense of public school, you’re defending mediocrity.
1. Public School Is Socialism
Even conservatives and Christians (while railing against Obamacare and big government) send their kids to government schools. I think it never crosses most people’s minds that they’re taking part in socialism. Public school is often looked at as the only choice. It’s no wonder we’re losing the battle for our culture when we are so inconsistent. Socialism is immoral, because the government has no more right to steal from people than anyone else.
Public school is mostly funded by property taxes. In Colorado, if you don’t pay your property taxes, after three years, the sheriff is going to show up to move your stuff out to the curb. Even if you own your house free and clear, you better make dang sure you’re paying your property taxes, or your house WILL BE STOLEN. The deputies will drag you out kicking and screaming. So, public school is funded by violence and theft. If it weren’t, rest assured, I wouldn’t pay these unjust taxes.
Whether I like it or not, whether I have kids or not, I have to pay the government, and they redistribute it as they see fit. I’ve heard people argue that them stealing from me is OK, because I get to vote. Even if I had a zillion votes, stealing wouldn’t be OK. They have a monopoly on education because it’s legal for them to use force to keep it. Not because they offer the best product, but strictly by force.
2. Public School is Against Christ
All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ Jesus (Colossians 2:3). Yet, it is illegal to show favoritism to Christianity in public school. Christians believe that Jesus is Lord; He is the Creator, but we can’t show preference to Him over Vishnu, Buddha or the flying spaghetti monster. It is foolishness on display. It is God’s judgment, yet Christians continue to send their kids there. It’s shocking to me.
3. Moral Problems
If evolution were true, humans are nothing more than a species of animal. There is no inherent value to our lives, because only God can confer absolute value to anything. There is no right and wrong. There is no absolute truth. Knowledge is not possible. To pretend that this teaching doesn’t have consequences for society is to put your head in the sand.
At least the guy in this video admits his worldview leads to a lack of certainty in knowledge. He can’t live consistently with that, but at least he admits it.
We wonder why schools get shot up and 50 million babies have been murdered by their mothers. If you tell people they’re animals long enough, they’ll start to act like animals.
4. Forcing People To Send Their Kids To School Is Wrong
If you don’t send your kids to school, the truancy officer is going to take your kids. I’m noticing a pattern with these government thugs. They’re into force and violence. If someone wants to educate their child in a way that the government doesn’t like, watch out!
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 says, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
The Lord wants us to teach our children as we live our lives with them. Nowhere in there does it say it might be a good idea to send the kids to the government.
5. The Free Market Is Better
You don’t have to be a greedy capitalist to know that when there is competition in providing goods or services, the price goes down and the quality goes up. The government gives themselves a huge advantage by taking money from everyone and they still end up mediocre.
What if the government was relieved of its monopoly and the entrepreneurs, teachers and parents were set free to innovate and come up with new ways of teaching. Maybe home school a little, and send Johnny to a teacher for a specialized subject he’s interested in. Maybe someone will invent, create or discover a new way that is really effective for teaching a subject, because millions of people aren’t stuck in a government mold.
6. Technology Has Made Public School Obsolete
There are ivy league universities that have put all their classes on Youtube. Why pay $100.000 or more for a piece of paper, when the true benefit of education (the education) is free? More and more people are going to realize this and forego college in favor of education. Isn’t the measure of an education what you do with it rather than whether you jumped through hoops? Obviously, this would be even easier for elementary through high school.
There are already online public schools. This eliminates the costly real estate and maintenance costs of public school. You could lay off a lot of teachers. Those are the two main costs of public school. Maybe this will be the first step in eliminating public school. You could send all the kids home and teach them there and immediately cut the budget by 80% or more. That puts the costs within reach of families to pay their own way, or be assisted by charities if necessary.
Maybe some school district will attempt this on their own–send the kids home, sell their real estate, lay off most of their staff, and cut property taxes by 50% or more.
You could have the greatest teachers in the country teach their subject’s lessons and then have online assistants to answer questions or grade paperwork.
Of course, all of this is already happening. It’s just that only a small percentage of Americans are taking advantage.
The free market is better than government monopoly.
The bottom line is I don’t consent to this socialistic school system. I don’t like being threatened with force so others can get their way.
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