Op-Ed: What's Wrong With Our Schools

On September 9, 2022 the Coeur d’Alene Press published an article about the defeat of the latest levy for school district 271—an 80-million-dollar proposal apparently needed to bail the district out of earlier mismanagement. As mentioned in the piece, the levy was “required” in order to meet the need for repairs and maintenance of facilities with little or no mention of other designations—some of which we would be wise to withhold from the district.

Within the piece the citations included my statement about our need to refrain from support of the government-run-schools—as they are neither friendly to nor in support of the biblical/moral worldviews that ought to be embraced by the education system.

Our government-run-schools embrace the following:

a. The clearly disproven evolutionary model over and against divine creation.

b. Support for and promotion of socialism.

c. Radical egalitarianism.

d. A failure to support marriage between one man and one woman.

e. The support of perversion regarding human sexuality.

f. The embrace of and toleration for the LGBTQ+ community/agenda.

g. CRT (Critical Race Theory).

h. The undermining of parental influence.

i. The practice of eastern religious exercises.

j. A cart blanche rejection of the Christian faith.

Need I go on?

Moral values demand that we reject the support of such institutions.

It is for this and other reasons the government-run schools are losing students by the thousands—and therefore, losing “needed” funds.

The failure of this levy is a wake-up call to the school district as well as to the voting population.

I note that the margin needed for the defeat of this levy was very small. Had this been a simple majority vote the levy would have passed—and we would all be paying for it. We the people, with a remaining moral/ethical compass, should be awakened to the direct responsibility we have for the rearing and educating of our children.

No thinking person should support the local or national level government controlled education system.

I trust that the Coeur d’Alene Press, having mentioned this levy—and its failure, will also require a greater level of attention to this grievous system and its clearly slanted agenda. I’m glad the levy did not pass.

I am deeply concerned for the wellbeing of our community. I am in greater concern for the eternal destiny of the persons (child and adult alike) who are either by ignorance or intention turning their backs on God. We all have opportunity to come into harmony with Him.

Paul D. Van Noy

Coeur d’Alene

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