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:
- 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.”
- 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).
- Both girls have been taught to fear the extinction of polar bears.
- Both girls have had numerous lessons about various aspects of the Native Americans and our alleged brutal treatment of them.
- Both girls have studied the Pueblo people, and Mexican pottery.
- 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.
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