The movie “Waiting for Superman” is causing a stir. Socialist union supporters are accusing it of “scapegoating teachers and union-busting,” and teachers are protesting outside movie theaters around the country. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel has said that “the film demonizes public education, teachers unions and, unfortunately, teachers.” By bringing national  attention to the plight of parents whose kids are stuck in poor performing schools, “Superman” is certainly agitating educators.

There’s another movie coming soon, however, that tells the true story about why public schools are so dangerous to our kids. “IndoctriNation,” produced by filmmaker and father of seven Colin Gunn, tells the story of the Gunn family’s bus tour across America on a quest to discover the origins of our modern educational system.

What they discover “is a masterful design.” But it’s a design for “training up the next generation with a humanistic, man-centered program.” This program, Gunn claims, is fragmenting the family and undermining the church in American society. Indeed, statistics show the majority of Christian youth are leaving the church and forsaking their faith. Those who stay have worldviews infected by secular humanism and other unbiblical views.

Other Christians are sounding similar warnings. In his book, “The Harsh Truth About Public Schools,” Bruce Shortt says, “Christian parents and grandparents need to see government schools for what they really are, not for what they claim to be or for what they once were.” Shortt bluntly states, “American education is now aggressively anti-Christian, both spiritually and morally. Government schools have effectively become parochial schools for secular humanism and many varieties of New Age spirituality.” As Shortt points out, the truth is “… for decades the unacknowledged moral code of government schools has been moral relativism.”

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