Size and Influence of Public Schools

“To an outside observer, the sheer scale of ‘school’ in America is head-turning. The largest transportation system in the world is not in New York or London—it actually takes children to American public schools in half a million yellow buses. The United States spends more on national defense than China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, France, United Kingdom, and Japan combined. Yet America spends even more on school than on defense—more than $700 billion annually on education alone. The largest union in the United States supports not steelworkers or the teamsters, but schoolteachers. Public schools in the United States are the largest state-owned monopoly in the world, outside of China. How and why did this education story become so massive in America? And why are more than 90 percent of students educated in progressive public schools? In a nation of capitalists, why is one of America’s largest industries publicly controlled?” (p. 18).

Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of Miseducation by Pete Hegseth & David Goodwin

CONCLUDING NOTEBattle for the American Mind gives a helpful background of what has happened to public education since the last half of the 19th century, but like the vast majority of prominent political conservative writers, the authors do not understand Bible prophecy, including the apostasy, the mystery of iniquity, God’s plan of the ages and sovereign control of history, Israel and the Church, Christ’s Great Commission, the imminent Rapture, and the Day of the Lord, so they do not know the true fundamentals of current events and do not know Christ’s agenda for His people. They also give far too much credence to the benefit of Greco-Roman thought and political schemes and to Catholic Europe (e.g., the Holy Roman Empire and England prior to the Reformation, which they mistakenly label “Christian”).

(Friday Church News Notes, July 8, 2022,,, 866-295-4143)