According to Barna Research, there are three main levels of worldview influence. The most influential level includes: The family, the government and the media. The second level includes: Schools, Friends and Celebrities. The third and least influential level is the Church. In other words, our ability and responsibility to disciple people is offset by laws in government, a narrative in the media, and curriculum in schools. Unfortunately, the educational agenda implemented in schools drastically affects the worldview of the next generation to a greater extent than the Sunday school lessons at church.
The rise of socialism, made possible by post-modernism, is the result of education without moral purpose or clear definitions of right and wrong. The goal is not to teach young people how to think, but what to think. The tragedy of our age is the insistence that feelings determine what is reality more than the facts. Clearly, every successful cultural shift that has impacted our nation did not start with a piece of legislation, it started as an unchallenged idea in education. As Abraham Lincoln has aptly said, “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
The lessons learned by mandated government education are controversial and concerning enough. The health and privacy risks experienced by our young people in public schools should alarm us to act. Therefore, I am asking you to consider your role in protecting the well-being of students in your community and the future of our democratic republic.
We want to encourage you to consider running for school board or recruiting someone in your district that you are confident will stand for moral clarity. We will be offering campaign training on how to run an effective School Board Campaign for those who are interested in running for their local school board this year. It’s not too late, but you must file with your local school board secretary by July 29. Please contact us at the NJFPC for questions. We want to help you win!
Qualifications to Run for School Board
There are five common qualifications that most states have in order to be eligible to be a candidate in a school board election. A school board candidate must:
- Be a registered voter.
- Be a resident of the district that they are running in
- Have at least a high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalency
- Not have been convicted of a felony
- Not be a current employee of the district and/or be related to a current employee in that district.
For more information please visit the NJ School Boards Association.
President and Founder
New Jersey Family Policy Council
Director of Advocacy – New Jersey
Family Policy Alliance