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Lord, we take heed and diligently keep the history of America as a sacred remembrance of all you have done for our nation. We will not let the many miracles you have performed for us be forgotten.

At a recent press conference in Chicago, leaders were urged to halt teaching unfair history classes in Illinois public schools until a suitable alternative is developed. In his statement to the press, Democratic State Representative LeShawn Ford said,  “I’m calling on the Illinois State Board of Education and local school districts to take immediate action by removing current history books and curriculum practices that unfairly communicate our history.” He calls for a curriculum that does not lead to a racist society resulting in white privilege. Rep. Ford is one of many calling for a replacement of history classes in America’s public schools, of which there are many. One

effort to engage teens to purge current history courses they say are filled with miseducation and systemic racism is Diversity Our Narrative. The web site encourages teens to become community organizers and provides tools to assist them in going forward. With a click, an activist can download email templates, tips on how to conduct a social media campaign, and templates tor community and school board petitions. All the resources a teen needs to implement her version of a diverse history in her high school is at her fingertips.

Christians have long decried the lack of history and civics classes in public schools but perhaps had no idea where to start to stop the downward trend. Liberals, realizing the void, now seek to take advantage of a rare opportunity to insert their version of history. One side will win, and the end product of what such a curriculum teaches will depend on whether or not the person writing curriculum loves America or considers America a corrupt nation founded by greedy white men.

What Rep. Ford and those who want history revised may not realize is that America’s public schools have not taught American history in earnest for well over 20 years, creating a void being filled with anti-American bias. A 2014 report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress revealed how badly our students fared as only 18 percent of American high school kids showed proficiency in US history. The problem is that our students do not know the history of America because they have not been taught. We cannot sit by and watch as those who attended university social studies taught by professors who filled their minds with hatred for America become the ones who want to rewrite our history with a one-sidedness that will destroy our nation.

Extreme division and the resulting turmoil in our nation have revealed yet another area where our public schools have failed its students. America’s public schools have not taught American history in earnest for well over 20 years. The sharp decline began in 2000 when President George W. Bush introduced his educational initiative, No Child Left Behind. Schools began excessive testing and holding teachers accountable for progress, or lack thereof, of their students. Under pressure to perform, teachers began to teach to the tests, and omitted subjects not tested, like history and civics. The pressure intensified as eighth-graders started participating in international testing that ranked our eighth-grade students against other countries. The US didn’t do very well, so teachers kept up the non-history trend to focus on subjects their students would see on an upcoming standardized test.

SHARE BELOW HOW YOU ARE SEEING THIS FIRSTHAND IN SCHOOLS TODAY.

Universities and colleges have an even worse record in the history department, with significant changes appearing in the 1960s as history departments began presenting history in social concepts. As history merged with other social courses, history departments became Social Sciences, which includes courses like ethnic studies, women’s studies, and gender studies. Many students who graduate from college may do so with no history classes as some colleges no longer require a basic course on Western Civilization, even for history majors.

Even scarier is that the majority of courses in Social Sciences are taught by liberal or socialists professors. According to a study conducted by Neil Gross and Solon Simmons, one in five professors in the social sciences self-identified as “Marxist.” It’s challenging to find a conservative voice in social sciences and humanities, where they have practically disappeared from many areas of inquiry.

As adults with college degrees, the liberally educated take positions of leadership like Rep. Ford and seek to fill the void of history and civic education by insisting public schools immediately implement their version of history. Teachers seeking to fill the void supplement their classroom history classes with material easily accessed from the internet like the 1619 Project and Howard Zinn’s History of the American People. In the process, our nation suffers further division and our motto E puriblus unum (Out of many, one), changes to Unum e pluribus (Out of one, many).

America’s public schools have created a void in educating its people in history and civics. It is precisely because our students have not been taught history that radicals feel free to call for the liberal history they learned while attending our universities to be taught in America’s public schools. The reality is that history will be taught in public schools. What remains to be seen is whose account will prevail.   

Civics desperately needs to be taught in our schools, and our history may need to be revised, but what we need is a history that will call forth great men and women from our youth. Those who will want to make this country great and not focus on its faults in such a way that damages beyond repair structures and institutions that made America great so that we lose our nation in the process. One thing for sure, if true patriots do not get busy and implement a pro-American curriculum quickly, there are anti-American forces who will.

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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Leah
August 25, 2020

Tim Barton came out with a history book that tells our true American History and American Heritage. It is Tim Barton of Wallbuilders. He mentioned spending 15 years to finally get into the position on the school board to change out the history books. So the history book is out, contact him. He said we all need to go to our school board meetings across this nation and we have to tell the school board we want the new history book. He wrote the book. This is urgently needed. Lets press in.

CM
August 18, 2020

How sad for our children. They are not being taught the TRUTH! They are being led down a liberal biased path and they are being cheated out of the TRUTH! God, please help our children. They deserve to know our history, what our forefathers did for freedom. It should not be ignored or swept under the rug. Please God, open the eyes of Your people. Help us to stand up and say NO MORE.

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Timothy Bunn
August 17, 2020

A lie is a lie. Now we are mythologizing American History. Time is running out, until time will itself make no sense.

Eva
August 15, 2020

G-D’S HOLY WORD A MYTH?

Today, there are those amongst us
Who dare to rewrite history
Their aim: To spread lies and deception,
To destroy our godly seed.
They attempt to brainwash our children
Saying, “YHWH G-D is dead!”
And “the truth of the Holy Scriptures
Is only in your heads”.
Yet G-d’s Word lives on and on
Through all who would obey,
To train their children in His Laws
And in all His Holy ways.
Who are these scoffers who proclaim
G-d’s Word as by a myth?
I pray G-d’s mercy on your souls;
Repent, that you might live!

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Yvonne
August 15, 2020

Maybe it is time for the church to offer history in truth. We have enough out there to educate us on what the founding fathers spoke into history that is truth. Go for it!

barbara
August 15, 2020

Please pray for the Christians involved in teacher education and educational leadership preparation programs who are endeavoring to uphold the traditional values and historical truths of our nation. The pressure from the left is unending. Pray that we can open our mouths boldly when guided by the Holy Spirit.

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Marlene
August 15, 2020

I went to the site listed above but there was no place to leave a message on the contact page….
SUGGESTION::::
Contact David Barton at Wallbuilders.com
He is the American history go to person in the world and has a tremendous library of accurate information on the history of the United States of America…………
Now I know why there are so many people acting the way they do, they are ignorant of the history of this great country. If they had only been taught the truth for the past 20+ years, I don’t believe they would be trying to destroy our country. When there is a vacuum, evil will prevail and fill it. I’m sorry I didn’t stay aware of what was going on in the educational system after my children graduated. I trusted our leaders to do what was right for our children, and now my grandchildren are facing this nightmare of an educational system that seems to be completely lacking in the necessities of it, aka reading, writing, arithmetic, history, government and geography.
Lord, help those who know what the education of children should look like, put it together.

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    Leah
    August 25, 2020

    amen, i just commented with same suggestion. Even if we homeschool, we need to proactive in those school board meetings. other children need this information, not just ours.

      Marlene
      August 25, 2020

      yes, I agree 100%. It affects everyone. We need to be willing to share, help and support everyone so there’s growth and good for all.

Laura
August 15, 2020

Lord, I pray that you revive our pride in a country of people who first came here for Your sake. Stop the historians who want to promote the demonic wisdom that foments conflict, disorder and hatred of You. Let the one fact in history that really matters come to the forefront and take priority in our hearts: Your resurrection and all its consequences for our eternal. In Your all-powerful Name I pray. Amen.

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Michael
August 15, 2020

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us as a nation to stop harboring these false narratives of History that have nothing to do with education, but are Social Engineering efforts pioneered by Luciferian Marxists. Please help your children to rise up against this radical indoctrination at local, state and federal levels. Help us be aggressive in the right way. Let our voices be heard and the lies underpinning much of our educational system be destabilized and brought into scrutiny in Jesus’ Name!

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    Brinda
    August 17, 2020

    Lord, Would You work through the prayers of Your people to turn around the course of this nation? Please use Christians to stand up to the world. Make each of us salt and light where we are. Root out any indifference and lack of trust in God. Show us how to be little lights that shine. Raise up leaders who confront this issue of rewriting history. Use believing teachers to teach truth in public schools. Turn around this whole situation that appears so out of control. In Jesus name, Amen

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Barbara
August 15, 2020

It’s hard to survive and be productive if We don’t know who we are and where we came from. I question the statement, “ change history” . How can that be done?

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Vina M Elias
August 15, 2020

Father God let the true version of our nations history and what our forefather based this nation on and that God be put back in His rightful place in the Mighty Name of Jesus let it be so Amen

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CR
August 15, 2020

Just because some educators have turned their back on God shouldn’t mean that every child in America should be led on that same path. If they would teach the true history of our country and highlight the good, highlight the heroes they wouldn’t have to rewrite anything. But they can’t acknowledge God because they’re humanists atheists. So…..

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