The Goal of Education
The bringing up, as of a child, instruction; formation of manners. education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.
"Education" according to Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Concerned about your child's education?
If you are reading this, it is because you probably are a concerned parent who just realized their child is being subjected to an agenda that has removed the Bible from education, therefore, lowering the standard of morals and learning. You recognize that the current education system is lacking greatly and that you desire more for your child but maybe you haven't been able to put your finger on just exactly what is missing. Is the goal just to educate the mind in order to pass a standarized test or to be considered "college ready?" Is there more that should comprise the education of youth? If you are asking these questions, you are in the right place and are on the right track in learning what the goal of education should be.
We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.~
The Goal of The Principle Approach in Education
The Principle Approach to education is revolutionary only in our post-modern, government-dominated societies. Core to its concept is the belief that self-government and moral fortitude are an impregnable fortress that tyranny can never breach but which can only be realized when anchored to a solidly Biblical Christianity. Historical revisionists try to generalize the words "religion" and "religious," in our founding documents and writings. But in nearly every context these words are used, they refer to Christianity. In the last 60 years, we have seen a concentrated general secularizing of society to the point that Christianity and the Church are treated with disrespect.
What has changed in our society that brought about such a transformation? The nearly universal adoption of the centralized, secular education model. Until the turn of the century, public schools were not compulsory, nor were they centralized. The bulk of the responsibility for children's education rested firmly on the shoulders of the parents and close family members. Those who could not teach generally sent their children to educational institutions established by churches. The wealthy would sometimes employ a private tutor.
Universally, the child would be directly influenced by the beliefs and dispositions of the parents. Thus was inherited, generation to generation, a general reverence for spiritual beliefs and a more widespread understanding of the importance of Biblical character in society. This model is central to the Principle Approach.
The ultimate goal is not to teach a child math, science, or English. The aim of the Principle Approach is to put math, science, English, and whatever else that may be learned, into a proper context of its relationship and function with righteous living and Godliness. Math is useless without a proper understanding of God's purpose for math. Science only leads to confusion if you reject the Creator of science. Every subject becomes an expression of the glory, wisdom, care, and provision of God. Learning becomes a beautiful process of discovery, a pulling back of a curtain on the heart and mind of each student's Supreme Teacher.
The Principle Approach endows students with more than knowledge. A graduate of a school that uses the Principle Approach learns how to learn, how to reason, how to weigh evidence in light of eternal and immovable Truth, and how to take what he or she has learned and apply it with integrity.
All of this is done with respect to the individuality of each student. A child who grasps mathematical concepts easily must also learn the importance of humility. A child who has difficulty comprehending grammar will be faced with the need for perseverance. Thus, both pupils develop an understanding of the need for divine aid and a reliance on the Holy Spirit to guide them through achievement and failures, equipping them for success in every sphere of life.
"My object in life is to dethrone
God and destroy capitalism."
"Keep people from their history,
and they are easily controlled."
The Public School's Goal in Education
“I've noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders.
― John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
The education of upcoming generations has, throughout history, proven to be making or the undoing of societies and civilizations. It shapes the morals and defines the parameters within which, the future adults operate in relation to government, family, religion, and self. It establishes the beliefs of origin, limits the spheres of interaction, and ultimately sets the course for subsequent generations. For this reason, it has been one of the highest priorities among any group that wishes to affect change in a nation, to infiltrate and coopt the education system. Look across the landscape of the schools in America and you will see invaders on every side. Muslims, socialists, communists, globalists, environmentalists, homosexuals, transgender, abortionists -the list goes on; all vying for control and influence over the mind of children. Today, mathematics is less important than multicultural "equity," and science takes a back seat to social reform. The number of high school graduates who cannot read their diploma is shocking - but every one of them knows that we evolved from monkeys. Cursive has all but vanished while cursing is the only vocabulary many students learn well. Politicians claim to fight for education. The NEA stands for diversity while downplaying its own disfunction. Our children are taught that America is the most evil country in the world.
What does all of this reveal about the goal of the Public School system at large? It reveals that academics is not its main focus. Can we, as a rational society, trust a "scientific" community that cannot figure out the gender of a person? Are all the steps taught by Common Core actually necessary when 2854 is multiplied by 3920? Is the phone book truly on the same level, in a literary sense, as "Ivanhoe" or "Moby Dick"? Does tolerance trump competence? The answer to these questions is a resounding "YES!" if your goal is to create confusion and a functionally illiterate working class.
Beyond the question of academics, the constant denigration of morals further cripples our society. A family is no longer defined as a husband, wife, and children. It can be whatever someone wants it to be and, if you don't like the one you have, tell your school counselor and get a new one. Love is no longer a commitment... it is an act. Truth is what you choose, character is irrelevant, and "God is dead." Public education claims to be impartial and without religion. However, several schools devote at least one week a year to study how wonderful Islam is. Storytime prefers books that indoctrinate children to accept two "daddies" as normal. The cornerstone of character development employed by the public education system is "total war" on anything Christian.
Godly character is assaulted on a regular basis. Individuality is portrayed as arrogance or ignorance (whichever elicits the greatest emotional response) and replaced by a celebration of rebellion to convention and traditional Christian values. Children are not allowed to question what is taught, primarily because what is taught cannot hold up to questioning. The creative process of learning is relegated to facts and figures with no life or relevance to present or future life.
None of this is by accident. Satan's most persistent mantra is, "Did God say...?", followed by, "Be your own God." His overarching plot is always, first, to destroy humanity's perception of God, and second, to then take God's place. The face he uses has changed, but the goal is the same. Gaze upon one of his faces in our generation; the public education system. Its goal is to irradicate God from the minds of its victims and then replace Him with the power of the State.