The Future of America Thrown away Like Trash: The Fall of Public Education

By Dr. Alicia Sigee

If we are going to discuss the US Education System, we must know the history to understand with the current trajectory why we are missing the mark.  The first American public school was founded in Boston, MA in 1635 and made education compulsory in 1642.  While the schools were publicly supplied the families were charged tuition for the majority of white males to attend school.

During the Reconstruction era, the south created the first public school system supported by general taxes.

By 1870, all state’s elementary schools were state funded.  As time progressed the US established schools for the blacks, religions, and Native Americans all with thoughts of keeping whites separate.  The rural areas where still the most undereducated populations.  In 1880, high schools were established for college-bound students.

The American Public-School System was plagued with inequalities for people of color, the poor and special needs.  The system created public laws, policies and funding to provide education for all, with programs such as special education, early childhood education, child nutrition, English as a Second Language, summer schools, and target literacy programs to name a few. 

Now, let’s talk about the current situation with public education.

The current administration’s Sec. of Education DeVos (parents paid for her education), who heads an intuition that she nor anyone in her family has ever participated in, pushes the Republican agenda to dissolve public education labeling the massacre “School of Freedom.”  Although the agenda has been in play for several Republican terms with the title School of Choice or voucher system,” DeVos stays on the path to wreck one of the great intuitions created by America – Public Education. 

Last week the hot topic was defunding Special Olympics, which was a smoke screen while the administration passed other cuts to 29 other public education programs: 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Alaska Native Education, American History and Civics Education, Arts in Education, Comprehensive Centers, Innovative Approaches to Literacy, Ready to Learn Programs, Supporting Effective Education Development and Promise Neighborhoods (to name a few) totaling $6,688 million. In addition, the de-regulation of disproportionality safeguards, which data from the Department of Education supports that minorities are suspended five times more than others and minorities are placed in special education with an emotional disability three times more than whites.  Oh my, that’s the same information DeVos is citing but with a different twist.  Her lens is shaded with the Republican agenda. 

One more nugget, the agenda to create schools of choice has cost the government over $1 Billion in funds for failed unregulated charter schools, while they fight to cut funding for public schools.  Yet the current proposed budget asks for more funding for charter and private schools to provide freedom of schools which lack regulation.

As a nation we have made a 360-degree circle in our quest for being an educated people, the rich get educated and the rest get thrown out like trash. 

The question that is posed:  How are we going to prosper as a country when we do not value God and free public education?

© 2019 Alicia Sigee, All Rights Reserved

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Unplanned: a story about government sanctioned evil

By J. D. Pendry

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. John 3:20

A few weeks back, I wrote American Genocide and the New World Order.  The article put forth the thesis that America is being steadily depopulated through abortion, now more than 60 million, and that population is being increasingly replaced by immigration, most of it illegal.  When combined with the estimated 250 million chemical abortions, it nearly equals the current population of the United States.  Our national birthrate is below the necessary population replacement rate.  The government sanctioned evil of murdering unborn children and the cultural shift that endorses it is also killing America’s soul.  At some point, if not already, we will reach the tipping point where evil wins.

My bride and I went to a Friday matinee and watched Unplanned.  If you have never watched it, before you read farther, please take a few minutes and watch The Silent Scream.  The Silent Scream Video was made in 1984.

Unplanned, is the true story of Abby Johnson who was one of the youngest Planned Parenthood directors in the United States.  She reports during the time she was a Planned Parenthood director, her clinic performed more that 22,000 abortions.  She was a pro-abortion and “women’s reproductive rights” advocate.  On a busy day, she was asked to help out during an abortion procedure.  It was an ultrasound guided abortion.  Abby’s task was to hold the ultrasound probe to guide the doctor as he pulled the baby apart with a suction hose.  See witnessed the child fighting for its life and ultimately losing to the abortionist.  After watching the dismemberment and death of the baby, she resigned from the clinic and became a pro-life advocate.

“Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, advocating for the unborn, and reaching out to abortion clinic staff who still work in the industry. She is the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers in transitioning out of the industry. To date, this ministry has helped over 430 workers leave the abortion industry. Abby lives in Texas with her husband and seven precious children.” Abby Johnson

Planned Parenthood’s abortion practice has become a billion-dollar killing machine including our federal tax dollars. A killing machine protected by politicians and the most defective and obscene Supreme Court decision in the history of our land.    According to a Government Accounting Office report Planned Parenthood received “$344.5 million in federal funds and another $1.2 billion in funding from Medicaid (which includes a combination of federal and state funds) for a total of $1.5 billion over three years from federal programs. The abortion giant receives $1.2 billion from Medicaid, $201 million from the Title X family planning program $40.6 million from Title XX Social Services block grants and $25.9 million from the Title V Maternal and Child health Services block grant.”  They also earn money through their business of selling body parts of the children they kill.  Some of that cash makes it’s way back to our politicians. According to OpenSecrets.org, Planned Parenthood donated $533,205.00 to Democrat Representatives and Senators and nothing to Republicans. Their new president, Leana Wen said, protecting and expanding access to abortion is their core mission.  They no longer lie about their focus.  They perform over one-third of the estimated abortions in the entire country, 332,000 a year. 

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.  Isaiah 5:20

The usual Hollywood collection, whose views are mostly important only to them, led by Alyssa Milano vow to boycott Georgia over their legislation banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected.  Milano’s letter threatening the state’s law makers, said, “We can’t imagine being elected officials who had to say to their constituents, “I enacted a law that was so evil, it chased billions of dollars out of our state’s economy.”  Hollywood thrives on selling immorality.  They set moral standards for their make-believe world, but not for any thinking person.  Maybe the many states who’ve passed heartbeat bills are no longer interested in bartering with their souls nor concerned about the threats of boycotts.  They recognize that “women’s reproductive rights” in the sense it’s used means taking the right to life away from our most defenseless.  A living human inside the womb.  Maybe Ms. Milano, they are ready to call evil, evil.  Maybe they stand with the 81% of Americans who support substantial abortion restrictions.

Unplanned was “R” rated meaning anyone under the age of seventeen must be accompanied by an adult.  In this movie, there is no profanity, no sex scenes, and no violence other than that committed by the abortion clinics.  You can find worse PG-13 movies.  The R rating is a curiosity, especially when someone not old enough to see the movie can walk into an abortion clinic and get an abortion.  Want to do something enlightening?  Just type “can a minor get an abortion without parental consent” into a search engine – I recommend duckduckgo.com. You will be amazed, beginning with Planned Parenthood’s advice, about the amount of guidance given about how to get an abortion without parental consent.  Why the R rating?  The pro-death side does not want young people to view their atrocity.

The reviews?  Just as biased as you might expect from the pro-death view.

“The one-sided abortion drama “Unplanned” isn’t going to change anyone’s mind about pro-life/pro-choice debate, nor is it designed to.  It’s strictly set up to rally its base…. Anyone else will likely find “Unplanned” abhorrent.” Adam Graham, The Detroit News  You got one thing right Adam abortion is abhorrent.  Pro-choice is not the opposite of pro-life, pro-death is.

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter called it “proselytizing agitprop” in English, Christian propaganda.  Which is exactly what Scheck does for Planned Parenthood.  By reading his agitprop (bovine scatology) you’d think Planned Parenthood was the victim here and not the children they dismember.

From Owen Gleiberman, Variety, more of the same pro-death views.  “Unplanned” isn’t a good movie, but it’s effective propaganda”

I’m sure there’s many similar reviews.  These movie reviewers did not review anything.  In my review of their reviews rather they go over the top giving us their pro-death views.  What they miss is a moving story about a life changing event in a woman’s life.  It probably didn’t move their pre-disposed hatred one inch.  The bottom line with reviews, ratings and social media, and media blackouts, “evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.”  For a comparison, go here to IMDb and read some of the glowing reviews of The Cider House Rules, an academy award winning movie that at its core is a glorification of abortion.

Let me end this with a paraphrased quote from Unplanned.  When you dehumanize a segment of the population you reap atrocities such as slavery and the holocaust.  In America’s case we’ve allowed dehumanization of a defenseless infant in the womb making it okay for us to kill more than 60 million of them.  Sixty million.  It’s an atrocity, evil sanctioned by our law, we as a people will be held accountable for.  Especially if we let it continue unopposed.

© 2019 J. D. Pendry, J. D. Pendry’s American Journal, All Rights Reserved

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