Should we, as Christians, take our children out of the public school system or leave them in as the salt and light of our beliefs? That is one of the questions that is looked at in the DVD film of IndoctriNation from Great Commission Films.
Scottish film maker Colin Gunn takes us on a field trip during this 102 minute DVD, where we are learning about the foundation of our schools and where they are now. This is not your normal “boring” documentary, but a very interesting and engaging story about the history of our government schools and education system.
The film starts out talking about the church and the school. We learn about how as children grow and learn through the government public schools, they grow farther from their faith and most will end up leaving their church after they graduate. Schools are teaching about abstinence, yet handing out condoms to children. While doing this, they are not informing the parents and no, parents are not allowed to say no, don’t give those to my child. Why would we allow a school system to tell us no to what we want our children to have or not have?
We go further along on this field trip and learn about Robert Owens and his idea of a school without religion. Horace Mann added to this with the idea of compulsory centralized government funded schools. Now add in G. Stanley Hall and his age/grade separation of schooling instead of the knowledge based like in the one room schoolhouse.
Colin Gunn is showing us the decline of our schools. Can they really be fixed or is it too late? Should we allow the government be allowed to have our children’s mind while we have their bodies, or should we raise and teach our full child at home?
I sat down to watch this video and was so touched with so many emotions that I don’t know where to begin. I loved talking about this with my husband about the movie and realizing why we homeschool and knowing that we both felt the same both before this movie, and even more so after watching this film. I am not a person who generally likes documentaries, but I could not stop watching this one. I was shocked by the eye opening quotes and heartbreaking statistics that were given within the film. Public schools have our kids for 8+ hours out of the day, and during that time, they are not allowed to talk about or learn about God. This is not something we want for our children, and this film proves that to me and my husband even more now than before.
If you have ever wondered about the school you are sending your child to, or need some support in why you want to/are homeschooling, you need to watch this film. I feel this is a great film for anybody and everybody to watch. They base everything on scripture, but even just the standard facts about the government taking our children is enough to make this worth the watch. Howard Phillips says it best when he says “Do you want your children to belong to you or the state?”
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