I don’t think it’s any secret that our national public school system teaches a certain ideology. I’ll even provide some evidence for you.
This past Presidential election, there was a National Mock Election for American public school students that weren’t eligible to vote, from elementary through high school.
The results were a staggering 460 electoral votes for Obama, compared to just 78 for Romney. Now, we know the actual election results were 332 Obama, to 206 Romney. But to show how skewed the results really were, we can just take a look at a few specific states. In the National Mock Election, Obama won in super-Conservative Texas by a landslide victory of 70.7% to 26.8% for Romney. Now, generally it has been thought that many children and students adapt a specific ideology from either their family/home life, or their education. We KNOW that 70.7% of Texas families are not Obama fans, and it is more likely the other way, so that leaves it up to the school system. You can draw your own conclusions.
As for religion in schools, I’ll just note a few facts. Did you know that the very first U.S. Congress printed the first Bible in America in 1782. In fact, they said it should be a mandated as a required educational tool to be used in all of the schools in America. The Congress also went as far to endorse the Bible to be used by every citizen in America. Just about all of America’s great Ivy League schools (Yale, Princeton, Harvard, etc.) also started out not Christian seminaries.
Now, I’m aware the government can’t endorse any particular religion today, although they certainly did at America’s founding. But it is a shame that Christianity is now shunned in the public school system. If one was to teach a class on Islam or Buddhism, it is called open-mindedness, but if God is mentioned, you’re a bigot and can lose your job. It’s a shame that varying religions are not taught objectively and comparatively as they once were.
It is also interesting to note that using the Bible as an education tool is banned in the public school system, but is highly encouraged in America’s prison systems. Ironic, no? Perhaps if more citizens had read it growing up, there would be less prisoners locked up today.
But I know that whoever asked this question may have just wanted to be snarky, but if it was a sincere question, it is up to your own judgement as to how you as a parent want to educate your child. I’m all for alternative learning styles (home-schooling / private schools / charter schools / etc). You as the parent SHOULD have the right to give your child the best chance to succeed at life as you can. No matter what you do though regarding education, the best thing you can do as a Christian parent is make sure your lives and your children’s lives are founded in the Word of God, and bring them up with it on a regular basis.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Ask me anything.