Pray have prayed
Father, We ask You give Your people watchful hearts so they cannot be deceived by those who would do our children and us harm.

The first step in changing culture is to change the rhetoric to sway the public to accept new and sometimes radical ideas. So when Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), in a recent hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, “Do you think the parents should be in charge of their child’s education as the primary stakeholder?” Cardona refused to call parents the primary stakeholders; instead, Cardona responded, “I believe parents are important stakeholders, but I also believe educators have a role in determining educational programming.”

What Cardona did was change the wording so his response would not raise the ire of the Senator and the American public. Cardona’s words were weighty and should greatly concern all of us. The DOE under President Biden’s administration is transforming education to take over our students, excluding parents. Secretary Cardona is doing the President’s bidding when he uses terms like cradle-to-college, cradle-to-college-to-career, educational programming, and pipeline, to describe the takeover process of the DOE from birth to adulthood and beyond. When he refers to the pipeline, he’s referring to every government program offered at each stage of a child’s education. Educational programming is the government-approved curriculum the system will use to teach our students. Programs like CRT, the 1619 project, and Howard Zinn’s History of the American People are some of the most well-known programs being pushed in our public schools. These phrases indicate a more inclusive influence of our students to the exclusion of parents, in school and in every aspect of the child’s care. It’s to our advantage to look at what the DOE is doing, what they are saying, and what projects are being implemented.

Promise Neighborhoods, one of the most recent programs produced by the DOE to create what Secretary Cardona calls a cradle-to-college and a career support pipeline. Grantees include neighborhood providers, clinics, and social workers that will bring together schools, nonprofits, and other organizations in a concerted effort to meet the needs of children and youth. Although the initial press release states the program will give out over $40 million, President Biden added another $10 million for this program to better meet the comprehensive needs of underserved communities.

With unprecedented speed and seemingly an unending supply of COVID money, the DOE has already awarded many grants to businesses and nonprofits, and they are just getting started. While anyone may apply for a DOE grant, all grants will be vetted by the DOE staff. Only those organizations that comply with the DOE’s liberal policies will be awarded money, helping the DOE create a seamless pipeline to serve children from cradle-to-college-to-career.

When Democratic Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe stated that parents should have no say in their child’s curriculum, parents were outraged. Those parents know God gave their children to them to raise. And most parents adhere to that philosophy and would never knowingly cede their responsibility to the government; however, they may be doing so unknowingly. The DOE knows if they blatantly make their agenda known, they will have a parental revolt on their hands. But if they change their words to make their programs more palatable, they have bought time to implement programs that will ultimately achieve their goal of being the only stakeholder in our nation’s children. A position they have long sought and could make a reality soon if parents do not act. As parents, grandparents, and citizens, we are responsible for being aware and taking action when we are confronted with those who would steal the minds and hearts of our children. We must learn to resist and fight where needed. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was often asked, There were more of you than there were of them, so why didn’t you resist when they arrested you? His answer: “For you to resist, you must first be willing to fight. We simply were not willing to fight.” God help us learn to fight.

Does this inspire you to become more involved in your child’s education? Share in the comments below!

About the Author: Nancy Huff is an educator with a mission to equip believers to pray strategically for the Cultural Mountain of Education. She has authored Taking the Mountain of Education: A Strategic Prayer Guide to Transform America’s Schools. She leads prayer groups to pray at key educational locations across the US. Currently, Nancy serves as the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network (HAPN) Lead Prayer Coordinator for the Mountain of Education. For additional information, go to: https://takingthemountainofeducation.com/author/nancyahuff/

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Francie Robertson
October 16, 2021

I AGREE ABSOLUTELY!!!
Just yesterday our city TOOK A SECOND STAND against our GOVERNMENT’S move to intrude changes just like the one mentioned here (that’s my own understanding of it) across many sectors – at the moment it is the HEALTHCARE, LEGAL and the EDUCATION SECTORS that have been added to the hellish mix. Members from these sectors this second time came together to express overwhelming ANXIETY, GRIEF and ANGER at the current new policies even enforcements to get things moving the way THE GOVERNMENT WANT – and yes WORDING things to make it all look as being “FOR OUR GREATER GOOD.” Our Government including our PRIME MINISTER is moving DOOR-TO-DOOR to “encourage” people to “do the right thing.” The current move this weekend was to bring up the numbers of vaccinations to 90% of our population of 5 million citizens.
I am thinking and seeking our GOD on the reality of this thing called THE GREAT RESET! I stop right there for now as I WAIT ON GOD for His Feedback!
LET’S DO THIS and FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT TO THE END THAT OUR GOD GETS ALL THE GLORY & HONOUR THAT IS HIS DUE!!!
HALLELUIA! INTERCESSORS ARISE AFRESH!!!
IN THE GLORIOUS NAME ADONAI YESHUA HAMASCIACH!!!!!

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Carole Ann Neve
October 16, 2021

Maybe the school-aged children can sleep through the CRT and other lame classes like my sister and I had just discussed yesterday about not learning in history class. From a 20’s 30’s class I had taken in high school I remembered watching a video with a Los Angeles, California Evangelist named Aimee Semple McPherson as she rode a motorcycle on the stage wearing a black leather jacket. I thought she was amazing and quite entertaining. I remembered a woman evangelist! We need more evangelistas/evangelists and an awakened society against all the corruption.

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Lori Meed
October 15, 2021

This week the Lord reminded me of King David refusing to go to war when God’s timetable called for a season of war (2 Sam.11:1) The end result was David succumbing to the ‘lust of his eyes’ resulting in adultery and murder. God told me we are in a war season. We too are kings and priests to our God and must not back down from the fight. I am praying for parents to join together and fight the good fight! His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness!

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Elizabeth Schneider
October 14, 2021

I saw this coming when covid hit in March 2020 and schools shut down!

I knew this was NOT going to be good for our children in public education, and how this ‘disquise’ being used for a ‘virus’ will be used politically on ALL fronts to push these evil agendas!

I pulled my son out of school in October 2020 and I am NEVER looking back! Thank God for leading the way and helping to see the truth of what is coming!

I pray in his holy name to help those see these wicked ways the so called leaders have in store for our CHILDREN!! AMEN!!!!

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    Tiger
    October 15, 2021

    I certainly don’t blame you for pulling your child out. I wish many more parents would do the same thing. They will be much better off with home schooling and/or Christian/private school.

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      Elizabeth Schneider
      October 16, 2021

      Thank you VERY much!! God Bless you!!!

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    Pauline
    October 17, 2021

    Hurray for you! It takes a lot of courage to do what you did! You are right and God will bless you and your son! May the Lord wake other parents up as well.

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      Elizabeth Schneider
      October 18, 2021

      Thank you very much for the kind words!
      God Bless You!

Lauren Flanagan
October 14, 2021

Thank you for this article! I am a high school teacher, and I heartily agree! We have got to stand strong and protect our children! Make sure you know what your kids are learning and meet their teachers! (And I also advocate homeschooling). A good book to read is Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher.

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C
October 14, 2021

I retired from teaching in January 2021. I began encouraging parents to take their children out of public schools 15 or so years ago when I realized the plan was to dumb down our children so they couldn’t think and reason for themselves. I stayed in public education because every step of the way I taught true history, and was an advocate for children against mean teachers. I also was able to tell children about JESUS. The teachers’ unions are so wicked and evil and I tried to opt out for years. The National PTO-PTA is equally wicked and evil. They began introducing books like Susie has 2 mommys and Joey has 2 daddys in the 1990s. I would take those books off the shelves and put them behind old reference books that no one ever looked at. Slowly these wicked people have attempted to pervert our children. They introduced a few books with mild curse words in the Middle and High Schools in the 2000s and I protested. So here we are today and they are introducing filthy pornography in all grades. Remove your children from the evil schools asap. All public schools aren’t evil; you have to go in and make sure of what they are teaching. GOD will honor you and help you. I pulled my 2 children out and homeschooled them from 6 & 8 grade through 12th grade. Pray and fight for reform of course, but remove your children while you fight to remove these evil school boards. They want to own your children. Often teachers and administrators said parents don’t know what is best for their children. There are online K-12 schools that may not teach CRT and porn. School choice may be available if your child’s school is failing. Many Christian schools have homeschool curriculums or online programs for homeschoolers. Retired and current teachers will be willing to help. FATHER GOD please protect and defend YOUR children from evil. Direct our path and order our steps as we give YOU back control of our schools and children in JESUS Name! Amen!

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Toni Kushner
October 14, 2021

As a parent of five children and 13 grandchildren, I have always believed that the responsibility for the minds of my children was for the parents. I did not hold the school or the churches for the formation of their minds. I pray that parents will not turn this over to schools or churches, but to take be watchful and prayerful over their minds, bodies and spirits. All my children are grown, but I’m realizing that even in my older years to be mindful of the education of our children. It may even go beyond prayer to being involved. Lord, give us wisdom and courage to speak up against evil.

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Cathetine
October 14, 2021

The Socialist State had ALREADY taken over our public schools, teaching pro LGBT+, anti America and white people. Get youe head out of the sand!!

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Debbie Allen
October 14, 2021

Dear Heavenly Father, I stand amazed by Your power and might and I am truly ever thankful of Your love and compassion for all mankind. Satan is busy but we all know that You and You alone will reign in power and majesty. You are the ruler of heaven and earth, so it is You who we seek in this hour of need. Jesus, I pray You will raise leadership throughout our country to make bold stands for accountability, exposure, and a dismantling of evil within our schools. Expose abuses of power and crush them with Your righteous right hand. Pull down every stronghold in the mighty Name of Jesus, maker and creator of all things. You are God and You full us with Your light and Your wisdom. Jesus, we need You and we thank You for making a way. Breath on us Your love and compassion and deliver us from evil. Expose it and demolish it I’m a mighty way. In Jesus name we pray.

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Anne Davis
October 14, 2021

Taking the power completely away from the government by withdrawing from schools completely could help us to reset the entire system. Homeschooling, helping each other homeschool, and including a student in need to help that population where (if) possible is very do-able and can be exciting and fun. There could actually be a treasure trove of excellent retired homeschool parents / families willing to lend a hand to support to help take our country out of the grip of oppression. It would be great if the country can also make coordinated efforts to resist and shut down – take back freedom and power from the other facets of govt now also. An idea that needs consideration from all angles.

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Paul Cirillo
October 14, 2021

Interesting! Shortly before I read this article I was having a prayer time, and one of my finishing prayers was, “Lord, teach your people how to fight.” I was thinking of spiritual warfare, but prayer is only one of our many weapons. May the Lord indeed inspire and teach all of us believers to “fight the good fight.”

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    Darlene Estlow
    October 14, 2021

    Yes, father, teach us to fight and give us courage to fight for the righteousness, not just in the spiritual realm but here on earth. May your people not cower in fear, but fight boldly, knowing you go before us!

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Judith
October 14, 2021

Lord, please help us. Educators work hard and they have been criticized for failures in the basics of reading, writing and math which had resulted in the huge testing industry for every grade level. Lord, I pray that this newest push against parents will not prevail. Unfortunately, our government agenda changes with every administration. Our poor children are already suffering from shutdowns and now they are to be drawn into CRT and Wok agenda controversies in their schools. Please help us, Lord; you have blessed America with children; help adults be good stewards at every level. Convict us to put children’s interests first so that we protect them from evil and teach them how to love one another in America. Please expose every inappropriate book in our schools and false teaching; give us wisdom and courage to do what is right in your eyes. Let us lay the foundation we would be pleased to show You face to face. Thank you for hearing all these prayers, Lord. We do trust in you, our steadfast God.

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Denise
October 14, 2021

Father,

Forgive us! We have believed the lies of the enemy. We have invested our time in climbing the corporate ladder, accumulating more stuff and trying to obtain all things temporal to fill us, to distract us and to keep us from acknowledging our sin. We’ve become addicted to our comforts, even sacrificing ourselves and our children. Just like Eve, we believed the lie Satan told us that You Lord are holding back, keeping things from us. We bit into the Apple and now we can’t stop. Our kids and grandkids over the past generations have suffered because of our short sighted selfishness. All the pillars of our culture have been infested with lies of the enemy. Education, entertainment, government, courts….corruption is everywhere even in The church. Lord Jesus, You warned us….in Matt 24:4, 24, “Take heed that no one deceives you for many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ; and will deceive many. For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” You are our only hope! The future is casting it shadow during these last days. What shall we do? We shall continue fighting the good fight, standing firm and share the Truth of Christ. We shall be watchmen sounding the alarm just as many have done before us. We shall put on the armor of God everyday preparing to fight school boards, tyrannical mandates and forces working to rewrite history, redefine the family and omit You from all public arenas! But GOD!!!! You are stronger and You are sovereign over all things. Our Hope, our future is in You! Your Word reminds us in 1 John 4:4 that “greater is He that is within us than He who is in the world.” And that “ “we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us,” (Romans 8:37). All these things are written in You Holy Word that we would not be afraid but be prepared. Thank You Lord, for You Word, for Jesus, for forgiveness and grace. We pray for repentance and changed hearts as You draw many to Yourself during these challenging days. Many You be glorified in all we do. Come quickly Lord Jesus..Maranatha! In You Name we pray!

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Marsha Bashor
October 14, 2021

These government people want to have power over our children and not allow the parents to have any say over their own children. The DOE is not a friend, it is acting as an enemy of the school systems.
We rebuke the enemy! In Jesus’ name! And I ask that the parents would fight this immediately, so it will not take ultimate hold in the schools. Dear Lord, protect our children from the enemy and the brainwashing of their minds and hearts. Let the parents fight this also with the teaching of your words to them, let all the children know you,Lord! Thank you🙏

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brian
October 14, 2021

Thank you, Nancy, for this revealing article. The fact that the federal government of radical/communistic flavor wants to have absolute control over our children’s education from preschool through college is no big surprise. It is very wrong, and just one more symptom of the evil agenda that they are attempting to impose. Dear Lord, please intervene. Please cause this wicked scheme to fail miserably. What Satan means to be used for evil, please turn it around and use it for good. Our childrens’ and our nations’ future are at stake. In Jesus’ name.

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Mary D
October 14, 2021

Eyes open! This has been a plan for decades. And it’s been in our public schools. It is now increasing with CRT and Wokism! The Church and most of us were asleep. It is what Mao used in the Cultural Revolution. Get rid of the “4 Olds”. ie Culture, Customs, Ideas, habits of mind. It started with chaos and confusion…, sound familiar? The Revolution was escalated quickly by Mao convincing the youth and others to believe this was beneficial to them. The elderly were abused as were intellectuals. Many died. Things escalated as Mao seized more control and the Military took over schools, factories, and government agencies. and moved millions into rural areas far away from cities. This is just a small amount of information that happened but this is the intent for what is happening here.
God give us Courage to see things as they are! May we rise up as one. You alone are our Rescuer and Redeemer! Father, forgive us our desire for comfort and lifestyles that have come before You, we have been so blind for so long but the Alarm has sounded. ThankYou for Your faithful ones, praying and crying out for years! Father, open the eyes and hearts of our Pastors and leaders to the truth! We forgot that there is a shrewd and powerful enemy always looking for who he can devour. ThankYou Father that the Blood of Your Son, and the Authority We have in His wonderful Name is Greater than anything the enemy has. May we stand and listen for Your Voice, May we heed the voice of the Prophets who seek to honor You and build up Your Church!

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Linda Madrigal
October 14, 2021

Dear Lord I pray in Jesus name to stop this horrible plan to take over our children in our schools. Parents need to get more involved in what schools are teaching their children. Parents should only have the right in what the children are learning and teaching our children in schools.

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Judith
October 14, 2021

… instead, Cardona responded, “I believe parents are important stakeholders, but I also believe educators have a role in determining educational programming.
PROGRAMMING is exactly the plan. Scary stuff! If we think it’s not happening we better start digging and fast! Father, help us put on Your armor and take a stand and speak out ! I think You wait on me as I pray for You to work— You have equipped me and thousands more! Give us a deep breath and let us run into the battle because it’s Your battle. The glory belongs to the Lord!
In the name of Jesus, Amen

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Rachele
October 14, 2021

Dear Lord, please inspire these parents to look deeper into what their children are being taught and fight for their children Amen

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