Attention all teachers! Remember this man’s name and face, because many years from now, after the Department of Education has disappeared, and our country’s education system has been completely dismantled, and you are out looking for a job, you will know who to blame. History will record that this is the man who divulged your dirty little secret.
Judge Walter Croskey, ruling on whether homeschooling parents were abusing their children, wrote the following in his decision:
A primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare.
Since then, the California 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to reconsider its ruling, but the cat’s already out of the bag. Even if the court reverses itself, and homeschooling parents in California are no longer considered outlaws, the true mission of our public education system has been revealed in all its splendor. That is a truly disturbing statement. The purpose of an education system is to teach loyalty to the state. Funny, I always thought the purpose of an education system was to educate.
John Taylor Gatto has written about this topic extensively, and I can give it no better treatment than he has in his many books and essays. He has made the point over and over that you cannot fix our nation’s public schools because they are not broken. They do exactly what they were designed to do, which is to indoctrinate our youth with government-approved propaganda. It was just surprising to me to hear an Appellate Court judge of all people admit that the emperor has no clothes.
Teachers beware! Judge Croskey has outed you, and concerned parents have had their suspicions confirmed. From this point forward, it will no longer be so easy to hide your real agenda.