About 95 % of Americans school-age children attend public schools. Our tax dollars support those schools whether we have children in school or support the schools philosophically. What is the one entity that has the greatest impact on the public schools? You might be surprised to hear that it is the National Education Association (NEA) and not the federal government!!
Too many schools today avoid any semblance of being patriotic. Too many times students are indoctrinated with anti-American propaganda, all in the guise of education. Some have accused Mars Area School District in Butler County of having a “USA” theme at the September 14th home football game to specifically disparage their opponent’s school which has a majority African-American student population. Thank the school superintendent and board president for their stand.
How important is the US Constitution?? Today is a good time to reexamine its importance and be reminded of how very much we need to get back to what the writers of this document intended for this nation. We need to also be reminded how much these writers depended upon God and recognized the need to keep Him first.
School’s in session in most districts in Pennsylvania. What does that mean for your child? What objectionable/pornographic materials will they be exposed to all in the name of “education”? There are steps you can take to put the schools on notice that you do not want your child exposed to this stuff!! Exercise your parental rights and take the steps needed to protect your children!
Are parental rights dead in the East Penn School District? It appears that they are as they refuse to respond to parents’ request for the URLs of pro-homosexual and pro-transgender videos shown to the entire student body of the high school the last week of April leading up to the Day of Silence. These parents’ simple request has been twisted from a parental rights issue to an attack on them and accusations that they are haters and bullies. What is the school district hiding?
The last week of April, leading up to the Gay Day of Silence, students at Emmaus High School in the East Penn School District located near Allentown, PA were subjected to pro-homosexual and pro-transgender videos without parents’ knowledge. The school district has refused to release the URL’s of those videos to concerned parents. Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, attended both June school board meetings to advocate for the parents’ right to gain access to the URLs in order to know what their children viewed.
Testing has become so prevalent for school students ever since No Child Left Behind was signed into law. Even though that law is gone and we now have the Every Student Succeeds Act, the testing remains. Pennsylvania has the PSSA test which are simply assessment test. They do not test the achievement of the student, but instead how well the school is at teaching to the test!! PA takes a whole month out of the year to subject 3-8 grade students to this test!
The US Department of Education has clarified that they do not nterpret the word “sex” in Title IX as including “gender identity.” They have made it clear that they will not investigate bathroom complaints from students who identity as “transgender.” Thank Secretary of Education DeVos for this clarification.
Every two years the majority of schools in Pennsylvania administer the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). It is an intrusive survey asking students about criminal acts, suicide, guns, alcohol and illegal drug use of not only the student, but the student’s family. There are also several questions about the student’s relationship with their mother and father, insults and arguments within the family, siblings’ alcohol and drug use, etc. Check out the questions and see if you want your child to participate!
See You at the Pole has been around since 1990 when ten students gathered around their school’s flag pole to pray before school. Now millions gather around their school flag poles to pray during this student-led event the fourth Wednesday of the year. Invite students you know in pubic school to gather around their flag poles to pray!