IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity. Edited by Charles Laverdiere. Green Forest: Master Books, 2012. 384 pp. $14.99. Purchase at Amazon for less.
This book is a companion to the DVD by the same name. You can purchase the DVD here. Colin Gunn, Co-Director of the video, states, “In presenting this book as an accompaniment to our film, one of our objectives is to equip the homeschooling public with the ammunition necessary to effectively defend our educational choices….using these resources to graciously challenge our brothers and sisters who are still deceived by the public school system.”
Ultimately, the contributors, directors and editors are seeking to sound an alarm and wake the rest of the world up to what is happening in out public school system.
Consisting of 23 chapters and 5 appendices over 384 pages, the reader is treated to a fairly in depth study of what is taking place in the public school system. There is practically no stone left unturned and they certainly hit the ground in a dead sprint. By the second chapter, the reader is already confronted with the reality of why kids are being drugged (see ADD & ADHD) and how they are being dumbed down (ch. 3). The rest of the book looks at the various and many ways in which the government is now running the public schools and turning our children into mindless young men and women who are told what to think and become incapable of thinking for themselves all the while proclaiming their independence and ability to think and make decisions for themselves!
Initially, this resource seems to be as though preaching to the choir. If you are homeschooling, it is more than likely because you are frustrated with the public school system for various reasons – many of which are detailed in IndoctriNation. Nonetheless, there are so many reasons to not send your child through the public school system that even the most knowledgeable of homeschooling parents may not be aware. this resource will offer sound reasoning for each “issue” that the parent (and child) will be better equipped to deal with the consistent and continual attacks on the homeschoolers.
While this book (and DVD) does serve as a rally cry and a call to arms as we engage in what amounts to a war for our children and nation, it does not do so disparagingly. The key word in the above quote by Colin Gunn is “graciously.” They are able to accomplish this much better than I anticipated.
For those considering homeschooling, I highly recommend this resource. For those who are homeschooling, I highly recommend owning a couple copies of this resource as you are sure to give away a few copies! The truth is, we are engaged in a war of worldview and with the massive amounts of resources by the worldly, we must be shrewd and wise in our dealings. IndoctriNation offers a quality resource that equips the parent, child, and Christian to defend not only their personal decisions, but also to defend the faith given to us once for all. It starts in the home. May we be cognizant of this fact.