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Friday, February 12, 2010

Letter to the Education Reporter

Eagle Forum has published a monthly newspaper called Education Reporter ever since 1986. This monthly, called the “newspaper of education rights,” covers classroom curricula and problems pertaining to parental rights in public schools in a factual and newsworthy manner. I'd like to share with you a recent unsolicited Letter to the Editor from the father of two daughters in public schools in Florida. The letter was published in the January 2010 Education Reporter.

Dear Editor: My 14-year-old daughter Pearl is a freshman at Ft. Myers High School in Florida, and my 11-year-old daughter Lily is in 5th grade at Three Oaks Elementary. Here are some of the things they told me concerning what they have been learning in our public schools:

  1. Lily said, “I would rather just shoot myself in the head because it would be a less painful death than to suffer and die from global warming.”
  2. Pearl has been studying the Watergate scandal for three weeks. She has had to memorize the name of everyone involved (people the father had never heard of).
  3. Both girls have been taught to fear the extinction of polar bears.
  4. Both girls have had numerous lessons about various aspects of the Native Americans and our alleged brutal treatment of them.
  5. Both girls have studied the Pueblo people, and Mexican pottery.
  6. Neither girl has spent much time studying our American forefathers.

That's the end of the father's letter.

I compliment this father for keeping open communication with his daughters so that he can correct some of the falsehoods taught to them in class. I urge all our listeners to get your kids to tell you each night at the dinner table what they were taught in school that day. I think you may be surprised at what your own children are learning and also what they are not learning.

Education Reporter

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