If the above article was a person, I’d marry it. That’s how much love is in my heart right now. If you don’t feel like reading the whole thing, you’re lazy. But I’ll provide one of my favorite parts to whet your appetite:
“As proof that his alarm is more than just alarmism, Norton offers this quote from LDS Church President Ezra Taft Benson: “I feel to warn you that one of the chief means of misleading our youth and destroying the family unit is our educational institutions. There is more than one reason why the Church is advising our youth to attend colleges close to their homes where institutes of religion are available. It gives the parents the opportunity to stay close to their children, and if they become alerted and informed, these parents can help expose the deceptions of men like Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, John Dewey, John Keynes and others. There are much worse things today that can happen to a child than not getting a full education.”
That should be enough to give local parents pause, Norton said.
“So is enculturating our young into a social and political democracy harmless?” Norton said. “Hardly. When a group of people set on a deliberate course of action to subvert the moral fabric of a society in the goal to eliminate the worship of deity and replace it with the worship of man, we come to the crossroads of our culture, and must make that final decision as to who the God of this land really is.”
BYU, people. He’s talking about BYU. Pretty soon they’ll be replacing “Enter to learn, go forth to serve” with “Subverting the moral fabric of society.”
I did a crash course on John Goodlad, and found this:
“The Moral Dimensions of Teaching is a framework presented by John Goodlad and Ken Sirotnik.
Enculturating the young in a social and political democracy
Foster in the nation’s young the skills, dispositions, and knowledge necessary for effective participation in a social and political democracy
Providing access to knowledge for all children and youth
Ensure that the young have access to those understandings and skills required for satisfying and responsible lives
Practicing a nurturing pedagogy (the art and science of teaching)
Develop educators who nurture the learning and well-being of every student
Ensuring responsible stewardship of schools
Ensure educators’ competence in and commitment to serving as stewards of schools
Sirotnik, K. A. (2001). Renewing schools & teacher education: An odyssey in educational change. Washington, D. C.: AACTE Publication, p. 28. Program folder. Institute for Educational Inquiry, Seattle, WA., April, 2003.”
Wow. I’m so glad someone’s trying to stop this subversive agenda before it really catches on.