Our family attended one of the Christian Heritage sponsored showings of IndoctriNation: Public School and the Decline of Christianity in America.
We are all so glad we attended this. It was an evening well spent!
Here is some information about the movie from it’s webpage:
Driving an old school bus, Colin and family travel across America, asking questions about the origins and social impact of America’s public education system. Colin asks:
- Who established the American Public Schools system?
- Are my kids physically and morally safe in the schools?
- Are the public schools religiously neutral?
- Shouldn’t Christian kids be “salt and light” in the Schools?
- Can the public school system be fixed or redeemed?
Featuring compelling interviews with teachers, administrators, parents, and other whistle blowers, this film is part documentary, part testimonial, and totally captivating. Above all it is both an encouragement and challenge to the millions of Christians who need to know what God’s Word says about the discipleship and training of the next generation. You will want to give this DVD to every parent you know.
IndoctriNation: Public School and the Decline of Christianity in America won the Jubilee Award at the 2012 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (www.saicff.org) for Best Documentary among 25 semi-finalists.
To whet your interest here are a few clips from the movie:
For me this movie did 3 things. First, it clearly answered my questions about how our school system got where it is today & what is it based on. Secondly, it gives me a tool to put into the hands of my Christian public-schooling friends. Thirdly, it reconfirms our convictions to homeschool.
I highly recommend this film! If you cannot find a friend to borrow a copy from, it will be money well spent! We bought two copies and my husband is out of work… if that tells you how important we feel about this subject!
We also got to meet Colin Gunn! I could listen to his accent for hours. 🙂 There was a Q & A after the showing. One thing we learned was the LARGE number of videos that were sold at the week long viewings here in Washington state. After the first night’s viewing the entire case he brought along were all sold out. So he ordered another 2 cases to be sent to him. All but 8 of those were sold on a subsequent night’s viewing and LOTS of orders!
I think I could have told them it would be that way. Why?? Because those of us who homeschool have come to know the physical, educational and spiritual dangers of the public school system. Christian public-school parents are not usually willing to sit down and listen to us about the dangers of public-school. NOW we have something that they would watch and learn more than we could tell them!!
For that I am SO thankful.
Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)