The state oversight of private and parochial education is likely to increase slowly, especially along the lines of uniformity in statistics and records, sanitary inspection, common standards of work, and the enforcement of the attendance laws. In particular, the attitude toward the control of the child is likely to change. Each year the child is coming to belong more and more to the state, and less and less to the parent. - Ellwood P. Cubberley 1909
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
School Board Determines "The Declaration of Independence" Offensive and Removes From Wall
A California school board determines the Declaration of Independence promotes Judeo-Christian values and orders it removed from a school wall.
However, this same school board allows:
untouched displays, including but not limited to a 35 to 40 foot string of Tibetan prayer flags with images of Buddha, a poster with the lyrics from John Lennon’s anti-religion song, “Imagine,” which begins, “Imagine there’s no Heaven,” a poster with Hindu leader, Mahatma Gandhi’s “7 Social Sins,” a poster of Muslim leader, Malcxolm X, and a poster of Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, who claims he is a god, to remain in or about school(s) in your district.
I suppose diversity is allowed as long as it's not based on Judeo-Christian principles. We've all seen the bumper sticker stating: COEXIST. That sounds great but it doesn't seem to be working out so well for those who call themselves Christians. Your teachings aren't to be seen or heard if they are based on Judeo-Christian beliefs. You are taboo.