Two examples. First, in Philadelphia, principles and administrators are taught that parents are the enemy where a child's gender identity is concerned. If a student follows the current "Science" and decides gender is a state of mind, then its incumbent upon the staff to shield them from any threats to their reality, including their parents.
The other example comes from sunny California. In San Diego, public schools are launching a special anti-Islamic bullying initiative. I'm sure kids are bullied for being Muslim, just as they are for any one of a thousand reasons, but that was enough for CAIR to jump in and work with the schools to ensure followers of the Prophet and Allah are rightfully treated. Of course CAIR, as we remember, has made it clear that its America is one where believers in salvation through Christ will not have access to high office. And it's worth noting that in our neck of the woods, where there has been no more anti-Muslim crimes than anti-anyone else crimes, Muslims still insist they live in a world two steps away from the Holocaust, even when the most violent hate crimes involve Muslims attacking others. So there you go.
Modern schools, as we know, are the main platform for indoctrinating our children into the ways of the Left. While that's not why we initially homeschooled, I can't help but be glad we homeschool now. It isn't easy. We were already floundering financially due to becoming Catholic on the eve of the economic collapse of '08. It would be easier to put our boy in school, though now my Mom also needs looking after, so that would still be an issue.
Either way, it's a day to day for us. Just recently we finally got some new furniture in our living room after being almost a year without. Well, not new. It was used. The fellow who sold it is a franchise owner for Chick fil A. Obviously franchise owners for Chick fil A do well. He was moving to another state, and explained that his new house only had room for three living rooms, not four. I told him to be brave.
But he was a good guy, we chatted and he asked if we needed any bedroom suites or such. I laughed and told him when he saw our house, he'd get the joke. His garages (he had two) were literally larger than our home. But no hard feelings. This is the life we've chosen. It's what it is, and it isn't the responsibility of others to hand us things on a silver platter.
After all, charity exists when things beyond our control hit us. That's when various outlets, including the government, can be a safety net to help us through the hard times. But we are where we are because we choose to be. If it means my boys never get to Disneyland, or we seldom have steak and caviar, so be it. It's not everyone else's job to give us the results of a life we've not chosen to earn. It's only incumbent upon them, and our government, to do the best they can to provide us for our basic needs if forces beyond our control have put us there.
Anyhoo, these stories are why we endure it all. We know that the kids will be out in the world some day. Our oldest boys went through public school for many years, and saw first hand what is there. We've wondered about our youngest, and about putting him in public school just to expose him to what is out there. But this is also 2018. Without trying, he is exposed to things that our oldest would never have known without being thrown into the mix. So rather than have schools shield him from us while explaining the beauty of Islam and gender preferences, we'll buck up, pull the belts tight, and do what we can to keep our youngest from becoming another lemming in the herd of Leftist indoctrination camp attendees.