THE COST OF SENDING YOUR KIDS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS JUST MIGHT BE THEIR SOULS

Feb 13, 2019 by

2.12.19 – “The Cost of Sending Your Kids to Public School Just Might Be Their Souls” – Originally published by Family Research Council

QUOTE FROM THIS ARTICLE:  “Every education choice bears a cost…The cost of private schools can be a mountain of tuition dollars; the cost of homeschooling includes time and lost income. But the cost of public schools just might be your children’s souls.”

[COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER:  Presently the Texas State Board of Education is in the beginning stages of adopting new Health TEKS (curriculum standards) which mandate what should be taught in Health K-8 and Health I/Advanced Health in 9-12. Texas’ current Health TEKS validate abstinence from sexual activity for unmarried persons:  

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6 (E)  analyze the importance of abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred choice of behavior in relationship to all sexual activity for unmarried persons of school age;

(F)  discuss abstinence from sexual activity as the only method that is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy, STDs, and the sexual transmission of HIV or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, and the emotional trauma associated with adolescent sexual activity;

Texas’ current Health TEKS (and Science TEKS – K-12) absolutely do not support nor even mention the faux unscientific and non-medically valid concept of gender identity. That was foisted upon our country by Obama in his Oct. 2010 Dear Colleague letter:  

10.26.10 — Title IX as written in 1972 stated that there must not be discrimination against people based upon their race, color, national origin, disability, or sex (i.e., male or female).  

On 10.26.10, the Obama administration arbitrarily extrapolated the word “sex” to mean gender identity. It is this misinterpretation by the Obama administration – never voted on by Congress — that has brought about the transgender/ LGBTQ fad and the bathroom debacle:  

“Title IX also prohibits sexual harassment and gender‐based harassment of all students, regardless of the actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity of the harasser or target.    Although Title IX does not prohibit discrimination based solely on sexual orientation, Title IX does protect all students, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, from sex discrimination.” http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201010.pd

The public has a choice: Either we can gird up our courage and battle the LGBTQ lies, or we can allow them “to steal the souls of our children.” The reality is that even children in private or homeschools are not safe from the LGBTQ agenda.

THE BAD NEWS

2.12.19 – “Judges Caving to Transgender Activists on Parents’ Rights” — By Dr. Susan Berry – Breitbart

HELPFUL RESOURCES

To help the public battle the LGBTQ lies, I have put together an article that contains links to the best medically-based data: 11.11.19 — “Open Letter to Texas House Member Garnet Coleman: Medical Facts About LGBTQ Lifestyle” — By Donna Garner — http://www.educationviews.org/open-letter-to-texas-house-member-garnet-coleman-medical-facts-about-lgbtq-lifestyle/

THE GOOD NEWS

1.4.19 – “Education Secretary DeVos’s new rules for Title IX and sexual assault will restore fairness across the board” –  By Curt LeveyFox Newshttp://www.educationviews.org/ed-sect-devoss-new-rules-for-title-ix-and-sexual-assault-will-restore-fairness-across-the-board/

10.21.18 – “Trump to Change Definition of Gender; Dems Scream With Rage” — by Steve Straub – The Federalist Papers – Republished by EdViews.orghttp://www.educationviews.org/trump-to-change-definition-of-gender-dems-scream-with-rage/

1.22.19 –“Supreme Court lets Pentagon limit transgender military service while lawsuits proceed” — by Brooke SingmanBill Mears – Fox Newshttps://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-rules-pentagon-can-limit-transgender-military-service-while-lawsuits-continue

3.23.18 –  “President Trump issues order to ban transgender troops from service except in ‘limited circumstances’”

by Elizabeth Zwirz  – Fox Newshttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/23/president-trump-issues-order-to-ban-transgender-troops-from-service-except-in-limited-circumstances.html

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“The cost of sending your kids to public school just might be their souls”

Excerpts from this article:

Should we pull our kids out of public school? Millions of parents with children in public schools can’t believe they’re asking this question. But they are.

Family Research Council hosted an expert panel on this question last week. Grab a cup of coffee and an hour and watch it here.

The panel features Mary Hasson, a lawyer and writer with the Ethics and Public Policy Center, discussing her new book, Get Out Now: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School Before It’s Too Late.

The first consideration for people of faith is, well, faith. Does attending government schools impact a child’s faith as an adult? Hasson cited bracing research that suggests it does. In one study on Catholic children, only 5 percent continued to practice their faith as adults after going through public school as kids, compared to 40 percent who kept their faith after attending Catholic schools. Evangelical children experience a similar loss of their Christian faith.

Not only are American public schools hostile to religious faith; they are hostile to America. Hasson discussed how there is much less history taught today — less civics, but more activism. Capitalism is degraded, socialism is promoted — with your tax dollars.

But the game-changer, said Hasson, is the “fractured concept” of the human person that public schools now teach. Sex confusion and transsexualism are dogma. And this anti-science propaganda is producing disturbing results: some schools see up to 20 percent of their students identifying as LGBTQ, said Hasson.

Even when schools allow parents to excuse their children from classes about their changeable genders, “you can’t opt a child out of the school culture.” Schools have embraced the idea that, since any child can be “trans,” every child must be treated as potentially “trans.” This approach is “baked into the culture” of government schools today.

Activist and public school parent Meg Kilgannon provided another perspective on the question. There’s too much public money on the table to just leave it to liberals to use as they wish to ruin our nation’s children. While conservatives bicker endlessly about charter schools vs. vouchers, Leftists are happily spending our tax money molding the nation’s young minds in their image.

If conservative and Christian families leave, what about the children left behind? These children, said Kilgannon, will be our nation’s future teachers, doctors, lawyers, politicians, presidents, etc. The future of our nation is inextricably tied to the state of our public schools today.

Both panelists agreed that there are good and faithful teachers and administrators who are faithful to their calling to educate and not indoctrinate. But they find themselves in a tenuous position if they question the radical sex ed or identity politics that their professional associations peddle.

Both agreed, too, that parents’ first duty is to their children.

Hasson’s final point has stayed with me more than any other. Every education choice bears a cost, she said. The cost of private schools can be a mountain of tuition dollars; the cost of homeschooling includes time and lost income. But the cost of public schools just might be your children’s souls.

Published with permission from the Family Research Council.

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