Our Great Parental Mistake Was Using Public School by Robert Socha
In 2013 our oldest son was in the 6th grade, his first year in the public school. Against our better judgment, we opted to enroll our children in the system and send him as a lamb among wolves. The ramifications of that error are still felt in our family today.
I had a Home Office at this time, and sometimes our son would use the computer to browse social media. He had secretly set up a Facebook account and used it to connect with his peers when they were out of school. One day he forgot to close the thread, and I was able to glean into his social life when I happened upon the feed. To say that the contents were shocking would be an understatement.
His peers were mocking the system, cussing the administrators, the teachers, and even their parents. The negativity and peer pressure to collaborate was palpable. My wife and I were devastated by this revelation and knew we must immediately confront and eliminate this divisiveness.
The confrontation was one of the worst arguments I’ve ever had with my son. The school system and his peers had insidiously sown the seeds of rebellion and defiance deep into his soul that he challenged and argued with me ad infinitum. After a terrible 20 or 30 minutes of this round-robin, I told my son I would confront the school’s administrators and offer to help them find a solution to ensure the social media debacle did not spiral into a more bottomless cesspool than it had already achieved and if they did not offer any solutions I would withdraw him because it is not the school’s responsibility to raise him, it is his mother’s and mine, and we will not allow the continued poisoning of your mind.
The next school day, I went to the administration office and spoke to the vice principal, informing her of my findings and their detrimental effect. Her response to me was bereft of any intestinal fortitude. She merely said, “Thank you for bringing it to our attention.” I was incredulous, shocked, and dismayed at the callus and lackadaisical attitude toward these students’ online behavior, especially my son’s.
Our conversation continued for some minutes, and her response remained the same as I offered deeper insight. Exasperated, I responded, “I want to help. I want to find a way to overcome these social tendencies, but if you say, ‘Thank you for bringing it to our attention’ again, I will immediately withdraw my son from school because we are at odds with your tepid solutions.” She curtly said, “The registrar’s office is down the hall to the left.”
I withdrew our son. The rest of his academic career suffered from the cognitive dissonance of those seven months he spent in government-funded education provided.
Today, more than ten years removed from the inception of social media in scholastic norms, the battle is fiercer and more insidious. The promotion of homosexual deviancy, the approval of lewd programs and literature, and the celebration of sodomy and debauchery, even among elementary-aged students, is beyond the pale of anything decent and tantamount to child abuse.
California has passed legislation allowing the state to take children and bring criminal prosecution if parents do not go along with their child’s mental delusion. The bill’s author defended its position using a seven-year-old as an example of a child the state is trying to protect. A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD! Why any parent would subject themselves to this totalitarianism is beyond my understanding.
Our family chose to move 1,250 miles to offer a better educational alternative to our children. We did not have to do that. It has been a tremendous struggle and sacrifice, one we were and are willing to make. We do difficult, counter-cultural actions to be a part of the momentum that helps swing the pendulum of virtue and morality back toward Biblical and foundational ideals. These ideals value men and women for their unique molded characteristics embedded in the XY chromosomes of the male anatomy and the XX chromosomes of the female, which help reveal the complete image of God. It might be too late to achieve this idealism completely, but engaging in the fight is a noble endeavor.
Families are revolting against the debauchery plaguing our public schools but having little effect except for a few viral videos and possible momentary spotlight. Thankfully, some schoolchildren have spoken out against this madness because they have had enough indoctrination! I hope more and more hear the call and do the difficult thing to protect their children’s identity and sexual integrity by abandoning the state and federally-run scholastic institutions and finding an alternative source of education where virtue and wisdom are forever encouraged.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here