Category: Education

SPOTLIGHT: A Conversation with Scott Lively

Written by Alyssa Sonnenburg

In this episode of Spotlight, Monte Larrick interviews Scott Lively, author and founder of Biblical Worldview Resource Center.

Scott Lively emphasizes the importance of pushing against the status quo of the culture. He also has a strong message to send to parents who continue to keep their kids in the public school system:

If you are intentionally keeping your kids in public schools, you know the children are being indoctrinated in secular humanist presuppositions in every field.

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SPOTLIGHT: Marriage & Gen Z

Written by Alyssa Sonnenburg

This episode of Spotlight features a conversation between IFI’s David Smith, IFI board member Richard Hartian, and Scott Phelps.

Scott Phelps is the executive director of A&M Partnership (Abstinence and Marriage Partnership). A&M Partnership was founded in 2004, and exists to ensure that every teenager in the country has the opportunity to hear a clearly reasoned, positive presentation on the benefits of abstinence until marriage and instruction on preparing for a healthy, future marriage.… Continue Reading

Teaching Antisemitism at Harvard

Written by Dr. Everett Piper

Before moving to Oklahoma, I served as the dean of students at a liberal arts college in Michigan. In that role, I also taught a few classes. One of them was the obligatory new student orientation course, where each year, I sought to orient my small group of freshmen to collegiate life and challenge them to wrestle with what it meant to be a disciplined thinker.

One assignment I routinely included in my syllabus was to watch the 1993 movie “Schindler’s List” and then write a three-page paper. … Continue Reading

Education “Transformation” Unveiled at UN ‘Climate’ Summit

Written by Alex Newman

Governments, tax-funded “non-governmental” organizations, and international outfits from around the world were in the United Arab Emirates last week showcasing countless new and improved schemes for indoctrinating children on “climate” alarmism. The catchphrase du jour: “education transformation.” The goal: brainwashing children to believe there is a “climate crisis” that only global governance and totalitarian policies can cure.

Much of the buzz on education revolved around the UN 2030 Agenda “Sustainable Development Goals,” or SDGs for short.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Awake Illinois with Shannon Adcock

Written by Alyssa Sonnenburg

This Spotlight episode features Shannon Adcock’s speech that she presented at Foundations of Faith and Family Conference.

Shannon Adcock is the founder of Awake Illinois, a grassroots organization that was founded to expose the public schools’ sexualization of children.

In her speech Shannon highlights the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment, which protects the “fundamental right of parents to direct the care, upbringing, and education to their children.” She comments,

This [parental right] is fundamental.

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The ACLU’s After-School Satanic Agenda

Written by Robert Knight

We’re living in a time of moral confusion.

Or moral cowardice. Or fatal indifference. Or all three.

How else to explain the inability to draw any meaningful distinction between an after-school Good News Club for children that imparts the love of Jesus and an After School Satan Club?

In Pennsylvania, the Saucon Valley School District tried but failed. They held off the Satan Club (motto: “Educatin’ with Satan!”) for a while until the absurdities of our morally relativistic legal system caught up with them.… Continue Reading

Scholastic Sells Objectionable Books to Students

Remember when children’s books were just children’s books? Books that told wholesome stories and got kids interested in reading? Sadly, in 2023, children’s books have become an ideological battleground, as the woke left seeks to use this medium (among many others) to win the hearts and minds of children and young people.

Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributer of children’s books, sells books to children at in-school book fairs across the country. At these fairs, children are able to purchase books without their parents’ active involvement.… Continue Reading

Where’s Your Allegiance? Israel or Islamic Hamas?

Written by David E. Smith

As if the pro-Palestinian rallies on university and college campuses are not alarming enough, we have other strong evidence that attests to the fact that support for Hamas Jihad against Israel among college students is higher than it is in the general population. For example, a 2023 poll by Harvard CAPS/Harris found that 48 percent of college-age students (18-24) said they support Hamas, while only 52 percent said they support Israel.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: The Success Sequence

Written by Alyssa Sonnenburg

This Spotlight episode features Scott Phelps, executive director of Abstinence and Marriage Partnership, and his speech on The Success Sequence– the three steps to a successful life.

The first step to a successful life is to complete a high school level of education. The second step is to get a stable job.

Finally, the biggest indication for a successful life is to keep sex and children in the context of marriage alone.… Continue Reading

How Did We Turn Universities Into Hamas Cheerleaders?

Written by Daniel Horowitz

How did nearly every major college campus turn into the Third Reich overnight, with large gatherings of belligerent rally-goers chanting genocidal slogans against Jews? It didn’t happen overnight. Over a generation, we’ve imported the Muslim world to our college campuses. Not surprisingly, we also imported some of the slogans, chants, and values undergirding it.

Is this what we really need for our civilization?

The ubiquitous pro-Hamas rallies we’ve seen on nearly every major college campus over the past week are not the typical “end the occupation” rallies.… Continue Reading