I'm currently reading John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. Let me first say, WOW, this guy is amazing. I have to get the dictionary out every so often to look up a word or 2. He certainly is stretching my reading-which is a good thing. I love to learn and am inspired by his writing style, in addition to the topic of the book. It feels good to be putting knowledge in on a different level, but it certainly is making my brain hurt sometimes, :).
This book is deffinatly opening my eyes to what the public school system is all about; it's very foundation and the scope of it's mission of how it is designed to take over the minds of the people for it's own purposes, not merly education. Education in the average American public schools, we all know isn't the greatest, but the lack of actual education isn't why we homeschool. This book gets to the deeper core of why schools were started and who--you'd be so surprised on the WHO--funds, shapes and endorses them. It exposes the true drive for what's behind the schools and how they want to control the minds of the people and create a country that are God-less, following sheep that bow to the state and gives all control of their own thinking to the government. hmmmmm....sounds like socialism to me, or worse.
I think every pastor, parent, Christian and Christian school teacher should read this book and those similar to it to understand the truth of what is driving our society, starting at the earliest ages at kindergarten, by confining our children in a system whose main goal is to produce a new society molded in their image.
You can read the book online for free HERE