October 10, 2005
Editor, Sacramento Bee
I recently read an article in the Elk Grove Citizen about the opening of the new Point Pleasant High School. The principal stated that the school’s central theme and focus this year was not necessarily academics, but advocacy. I shudder to read statements such as this. Many parents may be wondering “what is advocacy?” I have paused a moment to find out.
Advocacy in the Elk Grove Unified School District teaches that all religions are equal. Advocacy teaches that religion breeds prejudice and discrimination. As a Christian parent, this discriminates against my and my child’s freedom to practice religion. Christians teach their children what the Word of God says, not prejudice and discrimination. If the school believes that God’s Word is prejudiced and discriminatory, they need to take those issues up with God, not our children in the District.
Elk Grove, through Advocacy, also teaches Lawrence Kohlberg’s Theories of Moral Development. What are these theories? They teach our children that by age 10-12, they must be aware that no moral decision should be based on God or any other authority figure. Kohlberg’s Theories teach our children that their moral decisions should be based on their own self-interest, and that alone. Kohlberg’s theories further state that the ultimate goal of moral decision should be made for the common good of all, but most people never reach that stage. These theories are also teachings of Karl Marx (father of communism).
Does the above sound like things you want your child to be learning? The EGUSD lets each school choose to teach what they want. They are undermining your authority as a parent and teaching your child that they are not accountable to authority figures. As far as I have ascertained, none of these materials go through any sort of committees for approval, nor are they approved by the school board. This is certainly not what the school will tell you if you call asking what advocacy is. You will get some sort of politically correct hogwash that actually tells you nothing.
If you are a parent and want this stopped, call the school board and tell them you want all advocacy materials to be processed through committees and voted on by the board, just like all other curriculum. In the meantime, please opt your child out of the advocacy class at your school. If they are sending all the kids to the library, this nonsense will stop. And remember your Second Amendment rights, we may need to have a revolution!