It is standard policy for communist, dictatorial, and radical Islamic regimes to hold strict reigns on their education systems. This is because a truly educated public is very difficult to control but if you control what people know they can be easily manipulated.
Long ago America's enemies realized a direct war with the United States would be difficult if not impossible to win. As such they began to focus on tearing down our culture so we would collapse from within. The most powerful way to destroy America's culture is through manipulating our education system and so for the past several decades America's enemies have been, very successfully, infiltrating and manipulating our educational system.
ACT for America believes our schools should be educating our students - not indoctrinating them. We believe it is critical that students receive quality education and education that recognizes, rather than denigrates, the exceptional nature of our nation. Students must be better taught about civics, the Constitution, and our true history. Ultimately, ACT for America recognizes the danger of an uneducated populace that believes America is somehow an amoral endeavor; these people will neither fight for nor even care when their country is attacked.
ACT for America is working to develop safety programs to protect our children at school.
Aside from those plots that have been acted upon, there have been even more plots that have been intercepted by our law enforcement, our school administrators and teachers (some who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives), as well as fellow citizens and students who have “seen something” and then “said something,” thwarting an impending attack.
ACT for America has led the charge to change misleading information in children’s school textbooks.
Experience demonstrates that children are more malleable than adults. Adults can be reasonably expected to be more able than children to distinguish between objective education and indoctrination. Therefore, what is taught to children in our public schools should be subjected to a higher standard of scrutiny in order to ensure that what is taking place in the classroom is “education” rather than “indoctrination.”