Schools Become Mental Health Clinics
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With all the CRAP that is being taught in the public schools (and some private schools) I have to ask WHY any parent would continue to send their children to them. The insane subject matter – the sex fueled teachers who think their students are their sex toys – the pushing of this trans gender garbage – and the FAILURE to teach the basics like Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Civics, – all the subjects that used to be the norm – have been taken over by the global/demonic indoctrinators. I stopped voting for all school levies in the mid 60’s when the Federal Way, WA public school teachers went on their ILLEGAL strike and they weren’t fired and sued for their ILLEGAL strike. I saw a change in the way my children were being taught and I refused to support any $$$ – granted few other parents understood what they were supporting so they voted yes on those extortion levies.
Split up the families to make it easier to train more protestors. ~ Jackie Juntti
The 49th Annual PDK Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward Public School was released. It finds that those surveyed apparently don’t realize what school is for – education, not social services.
92 percent of Americans support after-school programs.
The Atlantic reports:
“When it comes to judging a school’s quality, what matters most? A new poll suggests the American public puts a premium on offerings outside of traditional academics, including career-focused education, developing students’ interpersonal skills, and providing after-school programs and mental-health care.”
Education reformers have been pushing career technical education (CTE) and social-emotional learning and now we have a poll that shows Americans are eating the crap sandwich with a smile. Continue reading
Bolshevism where the “equality” utopia will reign supreme except for the elites who will continue to live their debauched and obscene lives
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” ~ Mad Hatter, character in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
If you wondered about the deplorable state of American mis-education, all you have to do is look at the historical revisionist indoctrination in the textbooks, the classroom-forced Islamization of students, the Common Core standards that are dumbing down students across the board, and the Bolshevik-style cultural purge of Civil War monuments and heroes that are taking place around the country with the full approval and instigation from academia, the MSM, politicians, the current administration, and American citizens. Continue reading
The Four ‘R’s?
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The National Science Foundation is spending over $130,000 on a study that asks four-year-olds about their “internal sense of gender identity.”
A grant for a two-year study was awarded to the University of Washington this summer. The project will interview 250 children aged four to six, and their parents, asking a series of questions about “gendered behavior.”
“Prominent theories of gender development have discussed the degree to which gender identity results from an internal sense of gender and socialization processes,” according to the grant. “However, tests of these theories have been limited because, for most children, internal gender identity and environmental socialization substantially overlap, rendering it impossible to distinguish the relative impact of each factor on gender development.” Continue reading
AAAAw, Jeez – here we go again! How dumb can we go? Every time we touch the system – it goes further downhill – even though they promise it will make things better. The following post is from the archives of Kettle Moraine, Ltd – originally published on the Federal Observer, March 10, 2010. Tell me – what has changed? (Ed.)
A panel of educators convened by the nations governors and state school superintendents proposed a uniform set of academic standards on Wednesday, laying out their vision for what all the nation’s public school children should learn in math and English, year by year, from kindergarten to high school graduation.
The new proposals could transform American education, replacing the patchwork of standards ranging from mediocre to world-class that have been written by local educators in every state.
Under the proposed standards for English, for example, fifth graders would be expected to explain the differences between drama and prose, and to identify elements of drama like characters, dialogue and stage directions. Seventh graders would study, among other math concepts, proportional relationships, operations with rational numbers and solving linear equations.
The following post is from the 2010 archives of Kettle Moraine Publishing (the Federal Observer). Although now retired, Linda Schrock-Taylor – is/was an extremely gifted and talented teacher and marvelous writer. Metropolis Café is proud to republish her work – for in the scheme of things – little has changed in the Public Fool System. ~ J.B.
When our son would tantrum – as all toddlers do at least once, we would calmly carry him to his room; explain that we did not want to see or hear such ugliness; and give him permission to rejoin us in the common areas of the home once he “finished.” Soon…then sooner…then soonest, he finished and the tantrum phase ended. Toddlers are much more sensible than many teachers. These public tantrums of public school teachers proves my point.
Unfortunately, the media is leading the way in giving attention to, and becoming too distraught over, badly behaving teachers. We cannot carry the teachers to their rooms let alone force them to actually teach but we can ignore them. Like toddlers, they should soon notice that no one is paying any attention to their fits and spurts. But on second thought…they have shown that they are not as sensible like toddlers. Continue reading
Why does the government controlled education system keep trying to reinvent the knowledge wheel? The more they manipulate, the more distorted & unwieldy it becomes.
For Pete’s sake, some of the most esteemed educators in the history of the world taught in the 300’s B.C. Socrates set up a basis for learning by the use of hypothesis & questioning until a non-contradictory answer could be reached…a method used in science & law studies for centuries. Then there was Plato and his student Aristotle (the father of Reason & individuality) and his Lyceum (place of lectures & learning). How many students can even tell you who they were?
These efforts/achievements finally led to the Age of Enlightenment (e.g. John Locke), hence advancement in every field of endeavor, through the Industrial Revolution which lifted the standard of living for the masses within its sphere. Continue reading
Editor’s NOTE: The following column by Alan Caruba was originally posted by Kettle Moraine, Ltd. Publications in March, 2012. Alan’s words are as direct and point-on as they were so many years ago. The late author’s referenced series, was published in it’s entirety on the Federal Observer, when it was but six weeks old. ~ J.B.
Back in 2001 I wrote a four-part series on The Subversion of Education in America and more than a decade later not much has improved. The causes are easily identified. One is federal control and the other is the National Education Association (NEA) which, despite its name, is a union.
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey became a nationally known figure when he took on the teacher’s union for the way contracts with generous pension and health benefits were bankrupting the State. Other civil service contracts also came under review for the same reason. Continue reading
With more schooling options available, millions of parents are choosing non-traditional education options for their children.
Parents are fed up. As mass schooling becomes more restrictive, more standardized and more far-reaching into a child’s young life, many parents are choosing alternatives. Increasingly, these parents are reclaiming their child’s education and are refocusing learning around children, family, and community in several different ways. Continue reading
Brainwashing of Academia, Hollywood, Communist foreign infiltrators, and the mainstream media
As a parent who struggles to pay the tuition for their child at the average university in America, or goes into debt borrowing the money, consider what your child must face in order to finish a four years of college education, which may or may not help them get a job.
The American campus is no longer the place of learning, to discuss and exchange ideas, it has become a place of indoctrination, of fear, a place where your children are further indoctrinated, and are not prepared to deal with or function in real life and in the job world. Continue reading
One Room Schoolhouse
Just about everyone from left to right believes in the power of more education for more Americans, that more education for all will open up opportunity, raise standards of living, and reduce economic inequality. Some scholars, however, are skeptical.
They have at least three related arguments. One is that the content of education–perhaps beyond basic literacy and skills– does not matter for individuals’ economic attainment, that what matters is the person’s relative level of education. When few people have graduated high school, doing so will make a big difference, but when most people have a high school diploma, then real success then requires going to college. Employers just up their requirements as educational attainment spreads, so what is important is being ahead of the pack. Continue reading
In a groundbreaking study, researchers have shown that handwriting is better than typing as a means of retaining information.
We all know Aesop’s fable about the Tortoise and the Hare but few of us really believe, in the real world, that slowcoaches like the tortoise have a cat in hell’s chance of beating those in life’s fast lane. Few really believe, with John Milton, that “they also serve who only stand and wait.” Those who stand and wait get left behind, stupid. You snooze, you lose.
Those of us who believe that time taken is time well spent are in a minority in our frantic and frenetic world. We are an endangered species. Continue reading
It’s two lose, Lautrec! ~ (pun intended)
Your Tax Dollars at Work
Yes, of course, it’s the former. Millions of Americans can’t tell, thanks to the public schools and their waste of your money.
So here’s where we end up. Many allegedly educated Americans cannot avoid the simplest grammatical and spelling mistakes. Clearly, they have never been taught right from wrong, linguistically speaking.
Here are the most common examples now disfiguring blogs and comments by the billions: it’s or its? Who’s or whose? Know or no? Your or you’re? Too, to, or two? Their, there, or they’re? Loose or lose? Continue reading
One of the hallmarks of modern America is the tendency toward prolonged childhood. While it used to be the norm to enter the adult working world by one’s mid-to-late teens, students now extend their preparation for career well into their twenties (and sometimes beyond), enabled by parents who act as their caretakers, education experts who insist that they get as much classroom education as possible, and a government that encourages them to stay on the family health plan until age 26. Continue reading
We were warned over 175 years ago that education could become a tool of indoctrination. Now it is undeniably being used as such.
The above image is that of a jacket worn by a teacher in a West Virginia public school
The father of America’s public education system, Horace Mann, famously quipped: “Men are cast-iron, but children are wax.”
Mann knew that education was never a “value-neutral” proposition. It has always been and always will be a process that shapes not only a child’s abilities, but more importantly, the child’s worldview based upon the values of the educator. It was for this reason that many Americans pushed back, though unsuccessfully, against the kind of public, compulsory education Mann was championing in the early and mid-1800s. Continue reading
It’s no secret that the American education system is failing. The evidence is plain as college students extol socialism but then can’t describe what it means. SAT scores are tanking even as high school grades are on the rise thanks to the “everyone gets a trophy” mentality of many teachers.
Of course, critics of higher education culture have known this for years. But how did we get here? Following are three of the largest problems facing the system that is meant to prepare young adults to run the world but is instead turning out intellectual dwarfs.
The world is not a “safe space”, and universities shouldn’t be either. Anyone who is serious about learning history and economics will need to wade through at least one or two books from classical writers such as Adam Smith or Friedrich Hayek. Banning such books from reading lists limits student perspectives to a single point of view, making it hard for them to understand the world at large. Continue reading
“American Schools Must Return To Their Original Design of Providing For The Common Defense!”
Today, there is an urgent need for schools to play their part in providing for the common defense. What the schools do will prove in the long run to be more decisive, than any other factor, in preserving the form of government We The People cherish. Only We The People can help President Trump win this battle!
Education in America is in a most sorry state! In this area, President Trump will have to act fast to Make America Great Again! The urgent process will have to be simultaneous on several fronts! All wars overseas may be won, but unless the epic war on education is won in America, all will still be lost! Continue reading
Hundreds of websites broadcast the same misguided message: children must memorize Sight-Words.
This message is false. Probably the most aggressive falsehood is that such memorization is easy to do.
One popular site proclaims this malarkey: “Because many Sight-Words are phonetically irregular, tend to be abstract, have limited visual correspondence, or even easily understood definitions, students must memorize them to read quickly and fluently.”
The children do not typically know the alphabet, which is considered irrelevant. Children are not pronouncing the letters.
School districts — hard up for cash — are turning to an unlikely source of revenue: cell towers. The multistory metal giants are cropping up on school grounds in Chicago, Milpitas, Calif., Collier County, Fla. and many other places across the country.
The big reason: money. As education budgets dwindle, districts are forming partnerships with telecom companies to allow use of their land in exchange for some of the profits.
Last year, for example, cell towers on seven school sites generated $112,139 in revenue for the schools in Prince George’s County, Md., just outside Washington, D.C. Continue reading