Your children are not your own. They belong to the State. That is the message the government is sending parents across the U.S.
This week, Jim Howe, a father in T.N. was arrested for merely trying to pick up his child after school hours.
A few weeks ago, a father was arrested at the request of the school board for merely questioning the low standards of the controversial Common Core curriculum and exercising his 1st Amendment rights.
The media has been promoting the idea for a while now that children don’t belong to their parents. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said on her show, “we have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families.”
This totalitarian idea that children do not belong to their parents is not new. Karl Popper in his book, The Open Society and it’s Enemies, warned us that this kind of totalitarian thinking stems from Plato’s Republic. In Plato’s Republic, the State takes children away from their parents and raised in state-run foster homes supervised by the “elite Philosopher” class.
Parents are fighting back though.
Parents are fed up with all the controversies surrounding the public school system and are choosing to home school their children.
Dr. Susan Berry via Brietbart.com, explains the exodus from public schools to home education. “As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by their parents over the next ten years, as more parents reject public schools” said Berry.
According to Education News, since 1999, the number of children who are home schooled has increased by 75%.
With Common Core curriculum which teaches young children to use emotionally charged language to manipulate others, massive data collection including medical records that are now being breached by hackers, violence in schools, school officials preventing parents access to their own children, it is no wonder why parents in the U.S. have had enough of public education.