Saturday, October 2, 2010

U. S. Dept. of Education Turning Today's Youth into Tomorrow's World Citizens

Ever since the Department of Education was created the various bureaucrats and politicians, both republican and democrat, have conferred more power to this cabinet level agency. The consequence is less say at the local level and more indoctrination by powerful interest groups. That indoctrination is becoming subversive to the national interest, and more deferential to a globalist construct.

Barack Obama and his Marxist allies are trying to steer America’s children away from nationalism. They want today’s youth to become tomorrow’s world citizens. The environmental movement is the vehicle that will fundamentally change America, and the classroom is the pod that will mold impressionable minds.

U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan promised that he will turn your children into responsible environmentalist. He plans on starting his green agenda in the kindergarten funded by your confiscated tax dollars:

“Right now, in the second decade of the 21st century, preparing our children to be good environmental citizens is some of the most important work any of us can do. It’s work that will serve future generations--and quite literally sustain our world,” Duncan said at the Education Department’s "Sustainability Education Summit: Citizenship and Pathways for a Green Economy."

“This week’s sustainability summit represents the first time that the Department is taking a leadership role in the work of educating the next generation of green citizens and preparing them to contribute to the workforce through green jobs,” said Duncan. “President Obama has made clean, renewable energy a priority because, as he says, it’s the best way to 'truly transform our economy, to protect our security, and save our planet.'

“Educators have a central role in this. A well educated citizen knows that we must not act in this generation in ways that endanger the next,” said Duncan. “They teach students about how the climate is changing. They explain the science behind climate change and how we can change our daily practices to help save the planet. They have a role in preparing students for jobs in the green economy.”

“Historically," Duncan said, "the Department of Education hasn’t been doing enough to drive the sustainability movement, and today, I promise that we will be a committed partner in the national effort to build a more environmentally literate and responsible society."

"I want my department to help advance the sustainability movement through education," he said

I think we all have to ask ourselves if today’s students are being well served by a far- away, top down agency who is more interested in spreading a debunked theory through the indoctrination of your children; or are we better off with parents and the local community deciding what is the best education for their students. Considering the ambitions of these power hungry bureaucrats, I would say the latter.


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