Former Arizona Superintendent of Public Education Diane Douglas, who oversaw the state’s Department of Education, sounded the alarm on what is happening in public schools across the America in an interview with The New American Alex Newman from the magazine (video below).
To combat the dumbing down of children and the promotion of extreme globalism, obscenity and sexualization, the best thing parents can do is remove their children from public school in favor of home schooling. or private schools, she said.
Douglas ran to repeal the core national education standards, but the powers that be did everything they could to sabotage his efforts. Douglas also clarified that Common Core was not the only problem. “It’s so beyond the core curriculum,” she said, warning of a “global agenda” infecting schools.
“This is part of a 100 or 150 year battle for the souls of our children,” continued Douglas, who at the time was a leader of US Parents Involved in Education. “John Dewey was very clear his intention was to change our society and make sure our children are not or undereducated.”
Reading is so important because it allows children to learn on their own, without any help or guidance from the government. “Frankly, if kids can read and do these basic things, they’ll never need a teacher again,” said Douglas, celebrating phonics as the right way to teach reading. “They can learn whatever they want for the rest of their life.”
Despite opposition from the educational institution, she was able to make some progress, such as restoring phonetics and cursive while removing obscene literature. But much of the horrific content has been preserved, Douglas said, adding that students don’t even learn to question evolution or consider both sides of the argument.
The sexualization of children is now one of the most important battles in the state’s public schools.
She also urged parents to get a copy of The New American Special magazine report on “Saving our children”. “What took many years to learn and many volumes of books, they can get the Reader’s Digest version and understand what we’re up against and how far back it goes, ”she said, calling on parents to follow homeschooling or use a private school.
“Understand the battle we are fighting,” she said. “I wish I had the courage to teach my daughter at home, but I was a chicken back then. “
It really is “the battle of our lives,” added Douglas.