Public School Morality

by Sal on April 20, 2006

in Politics

I’ve been ranting quite a bit lately on the state and need for improvement in Public Education, as well as the importance of Education in maintaining our status as Economic Superpower (both for economic and national security reasons). Today, thanks to my research expert (a.k.a. Mrs. Sal), I’m going to touch on the secularist worldview philosophy that is being pushed by the NEA on its students.

This post is being inspired by a story that is currently in the news here in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, in the town of Lexington. A second grade teacher at Joseph Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington read the students a children’s book entitled ”King & King.” The story is about two princes (yes, princes) who fall in love and get married, with the book ending with the two princes kissing. The parents of one student were upset because they were not notified of this subject matter, nor given the chance for their 7-year old son to opt-out. The school superintendent stated:

We couldn’t run a public school system if every parent who feels some topic is objectionable to them for moral or religious reasons decides their child should be removed. Lexington is committed to teaching children about the world they live in, and in Massachusetts same-sex marriage is legal.

The parent of the child holds a different view:

My son is only 7 years old. By presenting this kind of issue at such a young age, they’re trying to indoctrinate our children. They’re intentionally presenting this as a norm, and it’s not a value that our family supports.

The NEA has, over the past 10 years, been actively pushing the teaching of homosexuality as part of sex education courses in schools. The NEA has also supported various gay activist groups, abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood, and has an actively pro-abortion stance. In addition, it has been the mission of the NEA from its founding that has been to promote a secularist Marxist world view. Note that this is distinctly different from not promoting a worldview at all. To conclude, the NEA has an unhealthy influence over the direction our country takes on social, moral, and cultural issues. The “King & King” story is just one example. There will be many more as time goes on.

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Mike April 20, 2006 at 11:09 am

I’m glad you pointed out that stories like this are nothing new. I remember watching the Rush Limbaugh Show back in the day when Rush discussed the book “Heather has Two Mommies.” Schools shouldn’t indoctrinate children but it is probably inevitable in liberal strongholds like the People’s Republic.

Although you didn’t use this as an argument for school choice, it certainly is a compelling example supporting an argument for school choice. The community certainly has a right to choose what to teach children in its schools but it is insane not to give parents the opportunity to remove their children from schools which push their radical agendas.


Jewels April 20, 2006 at 4:49 pm

This is not a book that I would ever read to students. I don’t think the majority of public teachers would. Where is the link between your statements and the NEA? What evidence correlates them together? (I’m asking for my own personal interest.) Thanks!


noonan April 20, 2006 at 7:40 pm

The NEA’s support for abortion is when my sister quit that union.


Sal April 21, 2006 at 10:13 am


Just a few links to stories / web sites on the NEA.

NEA co-sponsors Pro-Abortion march

NEA and Abortion

NEA and Homosexuality

As far as its Marxist influences, John Dewey, who was President of the NEA for an extended period of time and is credited with its philosophy on Education, was a co-signer of the Humanist Manifesto, and it was his belief that the NEA and the educational policy of this country should be used to further that humanist-Marxist agenda.

Hope this helps you out!


Jewels April 21, 2006 at 10:54 am

Thanks, Mike. I did find one encouraging website.


Sal April 21, 2006 at 11:23 am

I’m glad to hear that they did open up their facilities for the March for Life. That is definately a good development on the whole issue.


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