Peter Rykowski: Defunding Public Schools Would Successfully Combat Indoctrination
by Peter Rykowski
Public schools in the United States are beyond repair.
Nearly every day, one reads yet another story about how public schools are indoctrinating our children with Marxist ideology. Among other examples, schools are promoting sexually explicit content to students, mandating “LGBT” indoctrination, teaching Marxist critical race theory, turning students against Christianity while promoting Islam, using Common Core, and promoting the COVID vaccine.
It is imperative that Americanists take action to prevent the next generation from fully succumbing to Marxist thinking that will ultimately destroy the United States. However, to be effective, patriots must strike at the root of the problem.
Some conservatives have suggested running for school-board positions or passing legislation to ban sex-ed or critical race theory. However, these are not sufficient solutions. School-board members don’t have power to make even modest reforms, while state legislation merely strikes at certain aspects of public-school indoctrination while ignoring the root.
The solution to an irreparably corrupt and leftist-captured institution — in addition to the essential step of withdrawing one’s children from it — is ending all government support, whether fiscal or otherwise.
Public schools receive significant amounts of funding, and more money is spent per student in the United States than in nearly every other country. But why spend so much money if the end result is young people indoctrinated to hate America and the Founding Fathers’ values? Furthermore, why spend so much money when an increasing number of parents are already pulling their children out of the public schools, resulting in a mass exodus, and instead choosing options such as homeschooling.
Rather than throw money at a system that is rotten to the core, state legislators must defund the public schools. Not only would such an action suffocate the system, but the savings — nearly $15,000 is spent per student in the United States, on average — would give parents greater ability to find higher-quality alternatives for their children.
To urge your state legislators to support defunding the public school system, visit The John Birch Society’s legislative alert here. To view The JBS’s new “Save Our Children” action project, click here.