Understanding Radicalism: How It Affects What’s Happening in Education and Student’s Overall examines and explores the ever-growing trend to use education, outside groups, and social media as agencies of indoctrination and moral suasion, to capture the imaginations, thus prompting students to question their own racial and gender identities.
Ernest J. Zarra III is a lifelong educator and has authored fifteen books and numerous journal and Op-Ed articles. He has served as a district professional development leader, presented as keynote speaker for various educational organizations, and has served as assistant professor of teacher education at Lewis-Clark State College.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Tables
Chapter 1: Indoctrination and Education
Chapter 2: Ideologies and Radicalization
Chapter 3: Radicals and their Radicalism
Chapter 4: Gen Z as the New Radicals
Chapter 5: Top-Down Radicalism
Chapter 6: The Battle against Radicalism
Appendix 1: Excerpts of Equity and Social Justice Policies
Adopted by School Boards
Oher Works by this Author
About the Author
It is a well-known fact, that public education in America has been sowing the seeds of secularization for over half a century. In recent years the intolerant fruit of radical progressive ideologies is being reaped in public schools. Unsurprisingly, this has led many who hold to traditional Christian values to homeschool and private education. Dr. Zarra brilliantly exposes the harmful secular indoctrination and woke ideology that is radicalizing public schools and grooming children across America. This impressive work underscores the desperate need for truth in education. Dr. Zarra rightly appeals to wisdom in the pages of this book to address the challenges. It is a fight that requires us to heed the warning of scripture, “that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8). This is a battle for the young people in America. And I dare say a battle for the souls of this generation that is worth fighting. I’m grateful to have this tremendous resource!
Dr. Zarra’s book, Understanding Radicalism, and its message, needs to be disseminated from the rooftops! The landscape of American academia has certainly been decaying for quite some time now—but has accelerated in recent years, due to movements that certainly do not have the intellect of our youths as their highest concern. As a leader in education, who is regularly making efforts to convince parents of the horrific content and strategies of progressive education, this book provides me with the lexicon necessary to effectively communicate its particulars and support my claims, with extensive citation. Dr. Zarra’s book will serve me as an encyclopedia, dictionary, exposé and training manual when engaging both skeptics and opponents in this ongoing academic battle.
Understanding Radicalism is a sober warning that many educational institutions today work to radicalize students to overthrow the foundations of Western society. Dr. Zarra rightly argues that a generation is being trained to blindly and zealously follow an ideology that can only be described as divisive and destructive. This is a wake-up call to parents, civic leaders, and all citizens who care for the future of our nation.
Dr. Zarra articulates the concerns of many Christians not only in the United States but throughout the Western world. In different ways this book demonstrates that spiritually we live in a Romans 1 world which is determined to go its own way. His work should be a call above all else to prayer and informed gospel resistance by those want to see God glorified and human beings flourish in all areas of their lives.
Dr. Ernie Zarra is an indispensable watchman on the wall who keeps the faithful apprised about the ever-worsening, nightmarish, and declining path of academia. Furthermore, he helps to equip readers by warning them and responding to the troublesome direction of education. I consider it a great honor and privilege to feature Ernie on my daily live broadcast, Iron Sharpens Iron Radio, and know of no other author who is his equal on shedding light upon and into the darkness of radical, leftist, scholastic elitism. I look forward to additional interviews to introduce his invaluable new work, Understanding Radicalism, to my global audience. I pray that this exposure leads many concerned parents, students, and educators to add this vital book to their arsenal in repudiating cultural lies, preserving truth, and empowering minds.