The author has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in history, and a minor in Education. He spent ten years teaching in the inner city in Houston, and his last nine years in rural and suburban schools.
He has grown uneasy by the continual downward trend in educational excellence in America. He has noticed the sad tendancy of our social studies education to make kids think and act like socialists. College professors have observed that the high school kids get to college knowing very little. They know to recycle and to not smoke. One college Humanities professor commented that he surveyed high school students who thought the most important job of the government was to "create jobs." This is the tragedy that the author laments. The US government was given three important functions at its inception: first of all to protect citizens rights, secondly to protect our borders, thirdly to sign treaties to secure the prosperity of this great land and its people. The author sees the results of a tragic-shift in our thinking propagated in our government schools.
This is his first book. He has had the opportunity to collect his thoughts and focus his classroom experience into this answer to the public educational program. He has written this book for anyone who is disatisfied with our educational system, the deplorable state of our civic understanding, and the bankrupcy of our political discource. He also has a special concern for kids leaving the churches, and the public schools for colleges and universities. They are unequipped for the mental labyrinth they are entering. This book is the trail of string to help them keep in touch with their faith, their identity, and their common sense.