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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is a very long read. It is in no way a reflection on our local school system, though they are cited twice to show some of the issues are local. We encourage readers to place your pointer over the links to stories contained and right-click to "open link in new window" as you continue to read.
that time of the year, kids and parents are
ending the summer early to prepare to go back to school. The first day
school is August 8. Yes, you read that right, August 8, a full month
than when we parents used to go back to school.
So every year we end our summers to send little Johnny or Sue back to school to receive knowledge that they can use to better society. Frankly, we’d settle for just local improvements from them in the future.
Government schools are constantly under attack. Neal Bortz, a syndicated talk radio host and published author, opines “the harsh and uncomfortable reality that these marvelous public schools to which you have entrusted your children serve more as indoctrination centers as they do places of learning.”That is a rather harsh, but he makes a good point, “It makes sense to believe that If your child is attending a Catholic school your child would be taught that the Catholics pretty well have this religion thing down cold,” Bortz says and the same holds true for any other Christian, Jewish, or other private school, “Why, then, would you expect a school owned, operated and staffed by the government to be any different?” he says.
Alan Keyes has asked "Do we really think that a government-dominated education is going to produce citizens capable of dominating their government, as the education of a truly vigilant self-governing people requires?"
We are not saying that holds true for
Because of our report the video was never shown in our local schools thanks to Superintendent Sharon Keesley being alerted to the content. That is how they work, under the guise of a good thing; those opposed to the values we all share try to make their message sound “friendly”.
But it goes far beyond a simple video. The US Educational system is plagued with reports of the political left using the school system to advance what the general public opposes.
We thought our last President said “oral sex” was not sex. It is so confusing.Speaking of Presidents, we can not fail to mention the recent cases of teachers being fired from their job for, God forbid, a picture of the President of the
"I'm requiring that you take the picture down," Shiba Pillai-Diaz says she was told by Mark Daniels, assistant principal at the
Then there is Jillian Caruso, 26, of
Of course, it is not just the President the left hates, it is our military too. The latest example of the looney left is
We certainly cannot have the men and women who are defending our freedom coming home and harming our children now can we.
Of course, the more subversive the message the more it is respected. An eleven year old Muslim girl who writes a story and is awarded a first place prize by the tax funded Adult Multicultural Education Services is hailed and marveled at for her writing skills. What was the wonderful first prize winning story about? Killing American solders.
“The back door opens. Two American soldiers. The enemy. The destroyers, who say they are here to save us. I hate the Americans ...” she writes, “To truly show the world what it means to be Muslim, I reach under my salwaar kameez and release the catch of dynamite strapped to my chest. Two minutes. Silence. THEN!!!!! How powerful is war?”
We are to be “tolerant” of Allah and those who want to kill us, but God and our military men and women are not allowed in our schools. The telling line, "To truly show the world what it means to be Muslim, I reach under my salwaar kameez and release the catch of dynamite strapped to my chest,” does not fit the “peaceful religion" we are told Islam is by the liberal media.
Along with politicizing the education our children receive, the constant cover up of what is wrong in our schools is also alarming. Rape, molestations, and molesters are shielded but a six year old is punished for a bag of dirt and a Strom Thurmond Valedictorian is suspended for a used shotgun shell left in his truck after a weekend hunt.
We never got the letter from the school advising parents on that one.
And “higher education” gets even worse with professors like Ward Churchill who compared the victims of 9-11 to Nazis and
In order to prepare our children for the educational process ahead, and all the problems that are evident, educators are worried about red pens being too “scary”. "If you see a whole paper of red, it looks pretty frightening," said Sharon Carlson, a health and physical education teacher at
With all that is wrong in local schools funded and directed by Washington DC, the color of a pen is what is important, not the cheating of administrators to cover things up so they (the school) do not get a “bad grade”.
Everyone debates what is wrong in the schools as graduation rates and drop-out rates show failure, pregnant unwed teen mothers become prom queen; shootings, stabbings, and outright rape by teachers and students are becoming the norm. The answer from the Department of Education? They need more money to create more bureaucrats to implement more of the ideology that got us into the mess in the first place.
Here is an idea, rather than try to fix what is so completely broken, why not go back to what was working before you changed it. A wise man once said, if you tinker with something long enough you will break it. We would add that tinkering with it for fifty years after you broke it makes those responsible incapable of repairing it.
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