By Dr. Karen L. Gushta
Kids are under assault ... from all sides. American culture tempts them with a menu of sensual appeals that includes raw pornography so commonly available that 90 percent of children and teens have viewed it online.
But the assault coming is not just from what author Karen Gushta calls "a vulgar, coarse, and completely sexualized culture." Education elites are also eager to marinate young minds in secularism for 12-16 years and shape them into "agents for social change" and "world citizens."
Dr. Gushta sketches the history of public education and shows how secular approaches have helped give us what one author calls the "dumbest generation" and a system in which some 30 to 50 percent of Christian students leave the faith before graduating from college. She reveals how federal and global bureaucrats are working to make parents helpless bystanders in their children's upbringing.
But there is a solution. Dr. Gushta urges parents and the broader covenant community of believers to shield covenant children and youth from a predatory culture and take responsibility for the education and nurture of the coming generations. At stake may well be the very future of the Church in America.
About the author
Dr. Karen L. Gushta is Research Coordinator at Coral Ridge Ministries and a career educator who has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to graduate-level teacher education, in both public and Christian schools in America and overseas. Dr. Gushta served as the first international director of Kid's Evangelism Explosion. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Indiana University and a master's degree in Christianity and culture from Knox Theological Seminary.