Should We Abandon Public Schools?

By pintswaquinas July 20, 2022

For the past year, the U.S. has seen a tsunami of angry parents descend upon school board meetings to air their grievances about their children’s leftist education.

Many of these grievances are totally legit. They complain of teachers promoting promiscuous sex ed, socialism, and many other crazy things that should disturb anybody who truly cares about the well-being of children.

Of course, public schools have been promoting this stuff for a long time. They’ve just been doing it under the radar. But the pandemic forced many kids to take their classes online from home. Parents finally saw the monster they were feeding their children to.

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This raises the question: is it time to fully abandon public schools and let them rot away? Honestly, with all the garbage public (and some Catholic) schools are force-feeding kids, it seems like homeschooling or faithful private schools are the best way to go.

Here are a few things to think about as you ponder this question.

1. Remember that your children’s immortal souls are your #1 priority
Honestly, nothing else matters as much as this. God gave you children to raise as saints that will hopefully spend eternity in heaven. Let this fact inform every decision you make.

Obviously, you can’t — nor should — protect your children from everything. They need to learn how to fight evil on the battlefield.

But, as in every battle, there comes a point when you have to decide whether the opposing forces are likely to overpower your child. This brings us to point number two.

2. Decide how bad it has to get before you act
You have to draw a line in the sand somewhere. As I said, you can’t protect your children from everything, but there must be a point where you decide that enough is enough.

Otherwise, you’ll be among the large crowd of people who just complain about things without doing anything to bring about change.

Now, I can’t tell you exactly where to draw the line. But I may suggest that wherever that line is, most public schools today have definitely crossed it. By miles.

3. Withdrawal is only part of the strategy
If I sound like I’m advocating taking your kids out of public schools — yeah, I sort of am. But I’m not saying we should abandon public schools entirely.

After all, if all the good people leave and are no longer engaged with the system, then only the bad ones remain to run things.

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Find ways to fight to change public education, even if your children are no longer a part of it. Go to school board meetings. Vote in local elections. Maybe even run yourself for a position on a school board.

After all, many kids will continue to go to public schools, where they’ll be molded into minions of a Godless society.

Keep up the fight for them. They have immortal souls too.

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