The scheduled teacher walk-out on April 2 in Oklahoma is not only about the very real need to increase teacher salaries. It reveals how the leaders behind a humanistic global agenda use these types of crises to further their control in the field of education.
Raising the bar in education is a need and concern across our nation. We watch as test results have declined and more and more students graduate without the reading skills or life skills needed to succeed after graduation. However, at the heart of this issue, there is a hidden agenda that many of us miss. It is a behind the scenes take-over of the education of our children to indoctrinate them with humanistic ideology. Cashing in on the teacher pay shortage, they are simply leveraging a common tactic from their playbook to "never let a good crisis go to waste."
Crisis Is the Vehicle They Use to Implement Change
In Oklahoma, there is very real need for teacher pay raises. In 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report that showed Oklahoma has the lowest average teacher wages in the nation. Those behind the push for a humanistic take over in education have used this crisis to push through their agenda. Here's how it works.
On March 26, 2018, the Oklahoma legislature voted to give public school teachers and support staff a raise. Beginning salaries would be increased by $6,000 per year. Yet, that wasn't enough to avert a planned teacher "walk out" scheduled for April 2, 2018. Why? Because while the amount fell short of their unrealistic request of $10,000 over the next three years. The voices behind the humanistic agenda recognize that in order to completely implement their plan, they must use this imposed crisis to gain control. Their goal from the beginning of the teacher salary issue was not to achieve a raise for the teachers, but to create unrest, division and failure so that they could point blame which would position them for takeover in the mid-term elections.
Where is there a "crisis" in your state's educational system? It is important to look at who continues to stoke the dissension to keep emotions running high and prevent reconciliation. In the case of the teacher salary issue, we only need to look at those behind the "walk out"—how it was handled and those who support it—which reveal the hidden impetuous behind the continued push for a teacher strike.
Ultimately, this is the battle for control over the sphere of education not only in Oklahoma, but we can see similar battles in almost every state. Crises are fertile ground to stir dissension and dissatisfaction to gain the upper hand. In his book, Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky stated, "in the arena of action a threat or a crisis becomes almost a precondition to communication." Under his training, zealous progressives were taught that if no crisis existed, create one. In the case of the teacher pay raise initiative, it wasn't about achieving the raise for this group, it was about ensuring that it fell short. Then once in leadership positions they can continue their goal to promote an ideology of humanism to the students in the classroom and curriculum. And they will do anything to achieve their goal.
What to Look For
The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union in the United States with a branch organization in each state. For Oklahoma it is the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA). But if you believe the welfare and education of our students in the pursuit of "reading, writing and arithmetic" through these organizations is their primary goal, think again.
At the 72nd Annual Meeting of the NEA, held in Washington, D.C., in a report titled "Education for the New America," Willard Givens (who went on to become executive secretary of the NEA in 1935 and served for 17 years) said:
"The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual. It must seek to give him under-standing of the transition to a new social order."
This is the mentality and ultimate goal behind the NEA and any of its state related offices in the United States.
Track What is Happening in your State
Always look deeper than your local organizations at who is assisting to promote your state's educational agenda. Scrutinize mentioned associations like separate non-profits, law firms and businesses. In Oklahoma, the OEA recently hired a Colorado consulting firm, Harstad Strategic Research Inc., to work with them to achieve their goals. A closer look at Harstad reveals that their specialty is to get liberals elected to leadership positions as governors, senators and congressmen as well as to get liberal state campaigns passed. They are a partisan group with a socialist globalist agenda. The OEA also uses the non-profit, Oklahoma Professional Educators, to make public statements that mirror OEA's views. Often nonprofits are created to "help" by being the political mouthpiece or shield in order for an organization to distance itself from criticism when speaking out on an unpopular issue
How did We Get Here?
While the goals may sound good by title, after all—who doesn't want their teachers to be well paid—those goals will be used to gain political support in order to continue to promote a humanistic, globalist agenda.
In the late 1800s, John Dewey, known as the Father of Modern Education and a prolific writer on the theory of education, began proposing changes that would promote socialism and thereby produce a globalist child prepared for the 21st Century. In 1932, the National Education Association made John Dewey their honorary president adopting his progressive educational reform agenda. Since that time, the NEA has been successful in implementing their plan, but it is not complete. In order for the NEA to achieve a complete takeover of America's educational system, they must continue to promote socialism. In order to do so, they must obtain control of governing bodies and insert leaders who will be favorable to their agenda. In Oklahoma, where the issue of teacher's salary is not new, they have pushed hard for it to hit crisis level—a teacher strike—just before the upcoming mid-term elections. By fueling dissension and the argument that current leadership is "out of touch," the teacher pay raise issue is a perfect vehicle to achieve their goals. The teachers are simply pawns in their playbook.
The goal is for children to be taught social curricula at the expense of their learning basic skills. Samuel Blumenfeld, one of America's more prolific voices in defense of traditional education referred to Dewey as the man responsible for "dumbing down" America's children and promoting socialism in our schools—mainly using the NEA. The process of socialism undermined the role of the parents in a child's education. The perfect example of a program that bypassed parental and local voices is the Common Core curriculum, birthed and initiated as a federal curriculum, voted on by the governors of the states and implemented on the local level with no local or parental choice.
Not a Democrat vs. Republican Issue
This is not about Republicans vs. Democrats. There are both Republicans and Democrats, who are party to this one-world government agenda. There has been much contention in our government on a national level as well as within each state especially in this past year. With confusion and selfish ambition, the enemy has gained ground.
What Can be Done?
It is important to remember that our battle is not with flesh and blood. Our first response must always be in prayer. It is time that we speak up in prayer and speak forth what we want to see accomplished this year in the Mountain of Education. Here are some prayer points nationally. Look into the issues in your state and add them to this list:
- That teachers will not be used as political pawns in a humanistic battle for the minds of our children.
- That teachers will receive fair, just and equitable salaries. That our teachers will cry out to God and that He will deliver them from their oppression. Our teachers will not be a slave to Pharaoh.
- All ungodliness in our state legislatures will be revealed and those who need to go will be replaced by godly men and women who will judge righteously.
- Thank and praise God for the unmasking/revealing of all those who have ungodly agendas for our children and our state.
- That the restrictions that have been placed on our teachers to remove Christian values will revert back to the original intent of our forefathers in which the Bible and biblical principles were part of a child's educational process not prohibited from their process.
May we be "wise as serpents and harmless as doves" as this battle ensues. We can no longer afford to allow our educational system to be hijacked. We must look at who and what are behind the "solutions" offered. We can no longer sacrifice the well-being of our children and the educational process to those whose agenda is not to train up our children, but to dumb them down and turn them into "better global citizens."
Nancy Huff is a former educator in the public schools, a published author and the national coordinator for the Mountain of Education for the Heartland Apostolic and Prayer Network. For additional information on prayer for our students and the realm of education, go to: takingthemountainofeducation.com/
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