Legally STUPiD: Why Johnny doesn't have to read

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Legally STUPiD responds to the 50-year old question, "Why can't Johnny read?" He doesn't have to read. Johnny has "legal" permission to not read on his own and must be read to. Writing assignments are done in "group learning" activities where Johnny is encourage to leach off motivated learners who'll do all the work and share the grade. Johnny will be passed from course to course, grade level to grade level and eventually "given" a high school diploma. But Johnny will be "functionally illiterate." That's okay. He has permission from the public school system, politicians, big business and his parents to be "dumb on purpose," which is "stupid." Legally STUPiD documents current teaching strategies in use today that ensure the next generation of public school graduates will be dependent on government support financed by the tax payer because they will be unable to get a viable, good paying job or go on to college. This book strongly supports Christian education -- a classical Christian school or home school.

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The author is a medically retired Army veteran who left a good job as a technical writer to teach high school English. He was soon told he could not require his students to read their literature assignments, that writing assignments would be done as "group learning" activity and that grammar could only be taught if he was willing to make it into a game. After four years of fighting the system, Murray quit teaching and returned to being a technical writer, but he has dedicated the rest of his life to warning parents to get their kids out of Big Brother's schools. Murray is the author of thousands of articles and personal essays and two other books, Golden Knights: History of the U.S. Army Parachute Team and Prole Nation. Prole Nation is also available through Amazon.com, or it can be purchased through the publisher, Lighthouse Christian Publishing. Many of his articles can be found on his website, Voice from the Pews. Others can be found at News With Views, a conservative online magazine.

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Legally STUPiD is not only for Baptists or Christians in general, but all Americans should read this book to find out what's happening in this country today. Every American should be aware that there are people in high places attempting to keep their children from learning. --James R. Beller, author of America in Crimson Red and The Coming Destruction of the Baptist People

Many Christian parents are concerned about drug use, violence and moral depravity in public schools, but most Christian parents still believe their children will get a better academic education in a public school than in a Christian school or home school. Legally STUPiD speaks to those parents, explaining how and why the academic problems in public schools are even worse than the moral issues.... As he [promised] in a Fayetteville Observer article in June 2005, RC Murray has now documented everything he learned in today's [public school] classroom and about today's [public school] classroom. This book strongly promotes Christian education [i.e., a traditional Christian school or home school]. --The Writer s Edge

The dummification of Americans is nothing new -- the idea to change educational strategies that worked has been invading our nation since the 1920's (maybe even longer) -- someone figured out that it is much easier to lead (mislead) the ignorant and uneducated. As a home-schooling mother of 3, I was once accused of homeschooling my children so that I could brainwash them to my way of thinking. I was using homeschooling as a platform to project my beliefs. My accuser was a [public school] teacher who [herself] had been brainwashed into thinking that homeschooling was a bad thing. I reasoned that it made her job easier because the smaller the classroom, the better she could teach. And furthermore, what's wrong with projecting my beliefs onto my children? Is it alright for [public] schools to be used to project their platforms onto my children? There seems to be a double standard here. Public schools are failing our children. So what's the answer? Vouchers sound like a good idea -- anything that gives parents another choice. For me, I chose homeschooling. Parents need to really think about how much power we are willing to relinquish to public school systems. Fight back. Get yourselves educated on what's really happening in those school systems. Legally STUPiD is a good start. --R. Cash, homeschooling parent

Many Christian parents are concerned about drug use, violence and moral depravity in public schools, but most Christian parents still believe their children will get a better academic education in a public school than in a Christian school or home school. Legally STUPiD speaks to those parents, explaining how and why the academic problems in public schools are even worse than the moral issues.... As he [promised] in a Fayetteville Observer article in June 2005, RC Murray has now documented everything he learned in today's [public school] classroom and about today's [public school] classroom. This book strongly promotes Christian education [i.e., a traditional Christian school or home school]. --The Writer s Edge

The dummification of Americans is nothing new -- the idea to change educational strategies that worked has been invading our nation since the 1920's (maybe even longer) -- someone figured out that it is much easier to lead (mislead) the ignorant and uneducated. As a home-schooling mother of 3, I was once accused of homeschooling my children so that I could brainwash them to my way of thinking. I was using homeschooling as a platform to project my beliefs. My accuser was a [public school] teacher who [herself] had been brainwashed into thinking that homeschooling was a bad thing. I reasoned that it made her job easier because the smaller the classroom, the better she could teach. And furthermore, what's wrong with projecting my beliefs onto my children? Is it alright for [public] schools to be used to project their platforms onto my children? There seems to be a double standard here. Public schools are failing our children. So what's the answer? Vouchers sound like a good idea -- anything that gives parents another choice. For me, I chose homeschooling. Parents need to really think about how much power we are willing to relinquish to public school systems. Fight back. Get yourselves educated on what's really happening in those school systems. Legally STUPiD is a good start. --R. Cash, homeschooling parent

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