Home-School Parent Sees Agenda, Not Neutrality, in Public Education

by Rusty Pugh

(AgapePress) - A Christian home-school father who substitute teaches in Virginia's public schools says there is an agenda at work by the state to take control of children at an early age.

Bill Helpig is an airline pilot who occasionally fills in as a biology teacher in the Washington, D.C., area. He says as a home-school parent, he has found that the methods of learning are seriously flawed in the public schools, and that educators are more concerned with promoting a liberal agenda.

Helpig says the nation's public schools are in serious trouble, mainly because children are being taught a revisionist history of the country in which "political correctness" is more important than truth."Parents have absolutely no say in the educational process, and there is an agenda - the administrators will tell you, and this is first-hand experience - that education has to be neutral. That's the biggest lie that's out there. There's an agenda behind education," he says. "I believe that public education is 'enemy number one' - it's the pyrotechnic that is setting all the forest fires, and we're going around reacting. We need to get hold of the arsonist."He says it "makes your head spin" when one realizes what children are learning in public schools. "There's an agenda to rewrite history to whoever's point of view it is that's writing the textbooks," he says. "If you look at the publishers, a majority of the editors are women [and] are from the West Coast."

Helpig says teachers who challenge the status quo and dare to tell the truth can be let go if just one parent complains. He says that is because administrators will take the path of least resistance rather than upset the system.He adds that unless something is done to address that agenda, an entire generation of children will be entrenched in "touchy, feel-good" ideology rather than truth. He says after one of his high school classes recited the Pledge of Allegiance, he asked if anyone could tell him what a "republic" was. Not one student could, Helpig says.

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