Here is my reply to a Letter to the Editor by a teacher bemoaning budget cuts and saying that they will lead to schools becoming "Highways to Hell"
Bob Dreyfus

Government Schools are Highways to Hell

Sunday's LTE stated that due to budget cuts public (government) schools are becoming, “Highways to Hell”

As many parents have found to their dismay, public schools are ‘Highways to Hell’. But it has nothing to do with money. America spends more on education per student than any other nation and yet we’re nearly dead last academically.

Worse yet is that studies by the Council on Family Life and Barna have shown that 90% of Christian children attending public schools lose their faith. One or two hours in church/week does make up for 14,000 hours of secular indoctrination of children in public schools.

Here is what John Dewey, the architect of modern progressive education said, “…faith in the prayer-hearing God is an unproved and outmoded faith. There is no God and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion. With dogmas and creed excluded, then immutable truth is also dead and buried. There is no room for fixed natural law or moral absolutes.”

I pray that parents wake up and realize that the government school their child attends is not a 'good school' as so many believe. They are all designed to destroy a child’s faith. Public schools are devastating children academically, spiritually and morally and have become a cancer eating at the soul of America.