That’s what we are being told. A new article by Phyllis Schlafly points to the use of “social justice” as code for inculcating young people into a faith in government-sponsored “change.” And all of this comes, of course, via the taxpayer in the public schools.
I have not said much yet about public schools, but the issue of who should be educating the young has been one of my primary teachings. When given the opportunity, I like to point out that sending one’s children to government-sponsored schools is a risk. Beyond the immediate risk is the rather stark fact that the Bible does not endorse using government as the means for education. There is too much of a temptation to provide a government-approved curriculum, one that will be at variance with the Christian faith.
I have often been amazed at how Christians would never support a state-sponsored church–because it would tell people what they ought to believe–yet they have no problem supporting a state-sponsored education system–which will do exactly the same thing.
If you are interested in the article mentioned above, go to http://townhall.com/columnists/PhyllisSchlafly/2008/12/30/public_schools_change_young_evangelicals_values
I will come back to this issue periodically. It’s too important to avoid.