Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
By: Brent Parrish
A few days ago I wrote an article based on a video by an Austrian woman, Kitty Werthmann, who had survived World War Two (read here). As Kitty described many of the policies that the Nazis implemented in Austria following Hitler’s annexation of Austria, I was struck by the fact that many of the laws and regulations imposed by the Nazis had an eerily familiar ring to them.
For example, one of the first things the Nazis did in Austria was to nationalize all schools and build large, government-run childcare centers where children could be left all day long.
Austria’s schools were nationalized (see Common Core). Large, government-run childcare centers, staffed by young women highly skilled in psychology, were set up to raise and indoctrinate children. Immediately following the nationalization of Austrian education, Kitty Werthmann describes how she walked into her schoolroom and saw the crucifix had been removed from the wall. All prayer in school was banned. Students were even forbidden to attend church on Sundays. Instead, they were required to attend compulsory meetings, which included two hours of political education. Austrian youth were taught to not listen to their parents; they were told they had their “freedom and rights.”
In an article I wrote a while back on Common Core, I explored the whole concept of “life-long learning” being pushed by proponents of nationalized education (i.e. Common Core). While “life-long learning” may sound well and good, it is not what it appears to be. Instead, it is an effort to continuously indoctrinate Americans well into their adult years. Common Core cheerleaders also want to get hold of children at younger and younger ages so the government-approved indoctrination process can begin as early as possible—”cradle-to-grave education.”
Now, Education Secretary Arne Duncan is actively promoting the idea of turning publicly funded schools into “community centers” where children can be left “24/7.” These so-called “community centers” will offer a ” wide variety of after-school programming.“
Via CNSNews.com (emphasis added):
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday proposed the idea of public boarding schools, saying there are “just certain kids we should have 24/7.”
“One idea that I threw out … is the idea of public boarding schools,” Duncan said at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention in Crystal City, Va. “That’s a little bit of a different idea–a controversial idea–but the question is do we have some children where there’s not a mom, there’s not a dad, there’s not a grandma, there’s just nobody at home?”
“There’s just certain kids we should have 24/7 to really create a safe environment and give them a chance to be successful,” he said.
The event, organized by the Education Department, the Justice Department, and other federal programs and agencies, featured speakers and panels on preventing youth violence.
Material distributed by the Centers for Disease Control’s “Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere” states, “Youth violence is a public health crisis in the United States. Homicide is the third leading cause of death of young people, with an average of 16 youth murdered every day. More than 700,000 young peoples, ages 10 to 24, were treated in emergency departments for physical assault-related injuries in 2010.”
Duncan said that schools should be more than a place for learning at the event.
“I think all of our schools should be community centers,” Duncan said. “Our schools should be open 12, 13, 14 hours a day with a wide variety of after-school programming.