This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Great Commission Films: IndoctriNation ~ a TOS review

Hi there! Can you believe It, review season is back upon us for 2015. I am so excited to share with you some fantastic products this year! So hang on for the ride, it's going to be exciting and I hope you find something to use for your family.

In 2011,  Great Commission Films produced an eye opening documentary about the state of our country's public school system called IndoctriNation.

IndoctriNation DVD Review

IndoctriNation was produced by a Scottish filmmaker and homeschooling dad of seven, Mr. Colin Gunn. During the documentary he and his wife embark on the ultimate field trip with their children as they travel across the United States in a big yellow bus. The symbol of public school education.

Within the DVDs an hour and forty-two minutes you are taken on a journey through the history of the public school system including interviews with whistleblower teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Mr. Gunn asks and addresses several questions during the DVD including:

~ How was the educational system established in America?
~ Are public schools religiously neutral for all?
~ Are my kids morally and physically safe within the walls of the schools?
~ Should Christians send their children to public schools to be the "salt and light" within the school system?
~ Can the public school system be converted back to its original purpose?

As the viewer you get an eye opening account on the state of our public school system. Did you know that there are 14 nations that score better than our great country in reading? Or that 30 million adults in our country over the age of 18 can not read  simple everyday sentences? How about the fact that 1/3 of the children in the school system drop out of school before graduating?

"Conflict with God's laws and man's law"

The DVD states that 90% of Christians send their children to public school to be the "salt and light" within the school system. Research has shown that this argument/approach is not working. School is supposed to be a safe haven but with the increase of violence, drugs and alcohol abuse, and s****l sin happening against our children it is far from that. Facts like these are mind blowing to me!

We did not start off homeschooling our girls from the beginning. My oldest three girls, Marie, Madison, and Mikayla, were exposed to both public and private school setting before we brought them home to school when moving to our current state of residence. I will say that the deciding factor to bring them home was an overwhelming sense put in my heart that I would be throwing the girls to the wolves if I sent them to the local schools. I knew deep down that my husband and I could provide a better education than that of the school system we reside in. Sure we looked at the local private schools as an option, but at the time of the moving here we were not in the position to pay for two mortgages plus private education for 4 children in preschool through 7th grade.

I am the product of the public school system from kindergarten through twelfth grade graduation, and I would say that I turned out pretty well. However, this is a different world we live in with different evils that come along with it. I watched this documentary several times over the course of the six week review period and learned something new each time. Sometimes my mouth dropped open with the staggering facts presented.

Do I think every parent should homeschool? No! Do I think every parent should watch this documentary? YES! I am not saying that homeschooling is THE only way to go, but we as Christians must be careful of who and what our children come in contact with on a daily basis. We must keep our guard up and protect our children so that they do not fall pray to the evils of the world. I love the fact that God has provided a way for me to stay home so that I can educate my children without all of the worldly distractions.

Be sure to check out what my fellow CrewMates thought of this documentary by clicking the banner below and reading some of the other reviews.

IndoctriNation DVD Review

Company ~ Great Commission Films

Product ~ IndoctriNation

Price ~ $19.95 for DVD

Ages ~ adults

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