This week, we have two American schools that are in contention for the Nobody’s Perfect Award: Brandeis University in Boston, VS High Schools in Topeka, Kansas.
It seems the administrators of both these institutions invited two very famous ladies to talk at their universities, but…they ran into some complications they didn’t expect:
Not too long ago, Ayaan Hirsi—a woman who reminds you that all Hillary Clinton has done in life was push the wrong red button— was invited to speak at Brandeis University to receive an award for being such a great advocate for Muslim women’s rights.
After taking heat from some of its own over a decision to grant an honorary degree to an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam, Brandeis University withdrew the honor Tuesday night. More than 85 of the 350 faculty members signed a letter getting her booted off the honorary degree recipient. The university said in a statement that Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali would no longer receive the honorary degree, which it had planned to award her at the May 18 commencement.
She was…Islamaphobic. ( I love it when liberals make up big names don’t you?)
You would be too if you had lived her life:
Ms Ali was raised a strict Muslim, survived a civil war, genital mutilation, beatings and an arranged marriage, and this was BEFORE she met Bill Clinton! (Sorry, I thought you might like to know the joke going on in my other mind))— and then, she renounced her faith and bravely worked with others to get out the message. She had to flee to the United States to save her own life.
And here’s why Brandeis University decided to cancel her: She had once said:
” Once it’s defeated, (Islam) it can mutate into something peaceful. It’s very difficult to even talk about peace now. They’re not interested in peace. I think that we are at war with Islam. And there’s no middle ground in wars.”
Yep, that’s what got her in trouble. Obama has declared, “We are not at war with Islam and never will be.”
Over 3800 online signatures tried to get her reinstated, but Hey…it’s Boston.
And then we come to Topeka, Kansas. Michelle Obama decided, at the last-minute, that she would come to Topeka’s graduation class and give a big historical shout out to the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court, Brown vs. Board of Education,, brought against Topeka by some African-American parents.
You think Michelle would let THAT historical race market by without a big photo-op and propaganda message?
(Will she bring Oprah?)
Much to her surprise, over 2,000 people have signed a petition telling her to stay away.
Here’s what the petition said:
“We are honored to have the First Lady speak at commencement and the student body was literally crying and jumping for joy when the news was announced and we are in no way shape or form ungrateful for what the Board has done for us.
There are problems that come with the combining of the commencements. First of all, for most families in 501, money is short and we have spent hundreds of dollars buying graduation announcements that are now incorrect. The district has stated they will not refund this. Topeka High School’s graduation on its own takes approximately two and a half hours. The combining of five high schools will increase that to about six hours. With increased security the total time will be brought up to eight hours. Secondly, families have many people coming from states away taking sick leave to see the graduation. They will come to Topeka, only to find that they cannot be involved. Those with divorced families have to choose which side of the family they want to invite, this doesn’t even include siblings.”
Not to mention, everybody’s plans, and parties will be ruined because of the hordes of FBI and secret service that will be in town…streets will be shut down, hotel rooms already rented will be canceled. The ceremony will be 8 hours long and good luck finding a bathroom. Parents wait their whole lifetime for this event, but do you think that is going to stop the African Queen? Do you think she cares if people suffer by her decision?
The faculty of Topeka, Kansas who did not say, “Well, we love to have you dear, but it would be much better if we just set up a big screen and have you deliver your message from the White House.” OR —the faculty of Brandeis University who did not want to offend their Muslim men donors?
You know what? I’m picking a winner: Topeka Kansas.
It’s one thing to ruin a hero’s life Ayaan Hirsi Ali..that’s just one life, and I’ve heard her speak. Her light only grew stronger from the snub. From what she has gone through…getting ditched by a bunch of elites is a laugh.
And Michelle, If I may say so myself: It’s immensely rude, and egotistical to ruin the lives of thousands of people’s one day of jubilation, just because you want to make a political speech to help your image.
Obama’s star is fading, and that’s why we are seeing Michelle everywhere.
So, congratulations Topeka! You win! Have fun!
How do you not watch this and go…huh? He wants LESS white kids in his university or he’s a failure? Well, Mr. “I’m so ashamed I’m white and making $312,000 to keep you other white kids from getting what I got that I am going to stand up and condemn you all! because I can make a lot of money doing it!”
Excuse my language… but: Bastard.
That’s about the most racist statement I have ever heard, and coming no less, from a white idiot who is…well, read some of the other Nobody comments from YOUTUBE…
Shouldn’t white liberals kill themselves to end recism? —Shami
I dare any liberal to name a diversity other than food music and dance.—- Jimmy
In my opinion, the guy is a totally insane asshole. —- Rowwdy
I’m still waiting to hear Moorehouse or Howard U say that if they are as black in 20 years as they are now, that they have failed as universities. —Far from equilibrium
I guess he can start by quitting his position and setting the example. —-Jurri
No country in the world is going to win, when it keeps smart people out of university, just because they are white.
Rowwdy, I’m with you.
When I was about eight, my grandfather bought the entire Britannica Encyclopedia and gave it to our family at Easter. Of course, it was for me, because the whole family knew my brother didn’t pick up anything to read unless it was the latest Superman comic. And tonight, I pulled a volume out of that same set, to see what it had to say about the history of education in America. Just what I always thought. The nation started off with the “Little School house on the Prairie ” and then some time later, they decided every child needed to be educated, so they made everyone pay taxes and we were all pushed into school at five.
BUT…Mental Floss Magazine added some stuff, I had never heard..like…did you know that the Klu Klux Klan was one of the main reasons we got mandatory school?
“Grandpa— that wasn’t in the Encyclopedia.”
According to the mental at Mental Floss, before the 1820s, HALF the laborers in American cotton mills were children under the age of 15. And the real reason adults wanted the kids out of the labor force was because of the competition. Children were cheaper, and had more energy. Mary Kenny O’Sullivan, vice president of the National Women’s Trade Union League, said,
“Whenever child labor prevails there is a corresponding decrease in employment for adults.”
Right you are, Mary.
Yes, those dirty rotten kids were taking jobs away from women. Can you imagine? In fact, getting rid of the kids was one of the big factors in uniting the American labor movements.
So— because they didn’t want to throw the little burgers out in the street, the labor leaders thought up a whole new industry: mandatory school, lead by unionized teachers, where they could also get those pesky women out of the factories too! It was a perfect plan.
Massachusetts was the first state to pass a compulsory education law. By 1886, 16 states followed.
Business owners enamored with their short low-cost labor poll, denounced the statues as “communist” and “un-American.”
This was such a great idea that the labor leaders called for compulsory education everywhere, and that’s when the Klu Klux Kan decided it was a good way to FORCE immigrants to conform to white Protestant culture.
(A horrible culture that included math, science, reading, writing…all those terrible things.)
But…kids could still work on weekends and after hours, and so the Klan decided to stop it, and they rallied for a national ban on child labor. It was the Northern Klansmen against the Southern industrialist.
(So…..when blacks couldn’t pick cotton anymore, they got kids. Is that what you get out of this?)
The Klan won the constant lobbying. In 1938 the Fair Labor Standard Act officially ended child labor, but the black kids could STILL work. White children across the south were guaranteed an education, the black kids, well…they could still pick cotton, but this time, they got paid. They didn’t have to go to school.
It was still the racist Klan. But hey, Robert Byrd used to be a member, proving that what? Did the Northern Klansmen move to the South? Did they leave the North?
Mental Floss didn’t say.
So what do we learn from this mental floss history lesson?
According to history, everybody’s wages would go up by 150 percent.
And young black men, who simply cannot get a decent education out of the American mandatory public school system, could finally make a decent wage.
Thanks to Mental Floss, it’s all very clear. We should all call our Congressmen and remind them that we got rid of the kids in our factories, let’s get rid of the illegals.
An Ohio high school student is now considering a lawsuit after school officials searched his car without his consent and found a pocket knife, leading to his arrest.
Jordan Wiser, an EMT trainee who attends Ashtabula County Technical School in Jefferson, spent 13 days in jail for the three-inch knife officials found and reported to police.
He was charged with “illegal conveyance of a weapon onto a school ground” despite the fact that the knife was found in Wiser’s first responder vest and used for slicing an accident victim’s seatbelt.
“I declined to allow them to search myself or my car and that I wanted to talk to my lawyer or my father,” Wiser told Fox News. “They told me it wasn’t an option.”
The school officials claimed that they had “probable cause” to search Wiser’s car based on a message Wiser supposedly wrote on-line and that possession of the pocket knife was a violation of the school’s “zero tolerance” policy.
First off: Whatever he posted online is free speech. That should not give any school a right to go search his car without a search warrant. When a student is not in school, it’s none of the school’s business what he says anywhere. Now, the internet is becoming a part of the whole government complex. Today your kids will be punished. Tomorrow, it will be you.
THAT’s why they want complete surveillance. The government schools (or any school for that matter) has no right whatsoever to punish a student for what he does out of school, and yet, this is happening all over the country. The 1st amendment is eroding right before our eyes.
Second: It was in the CAR. How dare they go searching through that car.
Third: Every day, some child is expelled from some school for the most idiotic, and ridiculous things imaginable: like kissing, pointing their finger like a gun in play, or the latest: a little girl brought a sandwich to school in her pocket. She got three days suspension. How in the world can we survive?—-
With such MORONS running the schools!!! (sorry, but shouting is at this point, the only option.)
Our schools have become prisons. They are even built like prisons. Parents are not allowed inside, and they are NOT allowed to criticize any teachers least that teacher take it out on their kids. The principles of some of these schools are basically wardens. They will never, ever, ever side against any teacher in their district. They are all government drones.
I fought the school system all my adult life. The school is connected to the Feds now and it’s damn near a military chain of command. At least the schools in my neighborhood. It goes right up to the governor. If it’s a democratic city, ruled by democrats, your kids are basically training in a prison. Unless of course, you are black, and in that case Eric Holder has your back.
But you’ll end up in prison anyway, because you were taught by…morons!
This Nazi like run educational system is killing our kids.
I hope this guys sues…but then again, like me, once upon a time when I had good reason to sue, I didn’t have the money. And I found out the vast corruption now pretending to be an educational system, but in reality, is anything but
And so it…goes on, and gets worse.
His name was Chris Lambert. I remember how soft his hand felt when he reached over to hold my hand. My heart was racing so hard, I could hear it beat. Did the teachers see? Could it be true? As we sat in our fold-up chairs watching the movie in the school auditorium, I remember looking up, because the world had stopped in time. We were watching the story of Christmas, a school favorite, “The Littlest Angel” …(imagine that, in a public school no less) and as I looked up, I saw an angel in the snow on the screen, and a little drummer boy…playing to baby Jesus.
I’ve loved Christmas ever since. I had never seen snow before in real life, but it sure looked pretty.
At that very moment Chris reached over and placed something in my hand. It was the cross he wore around his neck. He wore that cross every day. It was given to him by his father who was the town minister. He wanted me to take it. “I can’t, I said. “You’re father gave you that.”
“Yes, It’s okay. I want you to go steady with me.” he whispered.
I was…everything you are in the first moment of love…ecstatic. We were…going steady! Somebody loved me! The magic of the moment is to this very day, is still embedded in my deepest of hearts.
I held his hand in my right, his beautiful cross in my left. I have never been as nervous ever again in my lifetime, as I was at that moment. It was a moment right out of every Hallmark movie ever written, except…… I was five. So was Chris.
And what’s even more amazing, is I remember worrying that the teachers might not want us to hold hands. After all, in an auditorium of the whole grade school, (about 400 kids) we were the only two holding hands. There were teachers all around us….watching. Did they see? Yes—- they did. But, they did nothing. They looked, and walked away. To them, it was simply sweet.
Back then, teachers were actually, smart.
Back then, kids weren’t suspected of sexual harassment. Back then, children’s love was innocent. Back then, teachers were adults. I remember a few of them whispering and smiling. No doubt, a precious memory for them too.
It was my first encounter with love. It made such a big impression on my heart that to this day, I think most all men are wonderful. Everyone loved Chris. It was all that was meant to be between a young girl and a young boy. We were the deepest of friends. We never kissed. Just held hands.
That first romance set my heart to love comes first over sex for the rest of my life. Love is everything.
Chris was, to my little five-year-old mind, my hero. Everyone talked about Chris in our little grade school. He wore sepplhosen shorts—-brown suede, leather Swiss pants, with beautiful embroidered halter straps. And he wore them every single day, in winter. It was all of 50 degrees outside, and the kids thought he was crazy, but he was never cold, because he had moved to Naples, Florida, from Alaska. To the rest of us, he seemed invincible to the cold which made him…pretty cool.
And yes, the fact that he was from a godly family meant a lot to me. Even at five, I was very close to God. I didn’t know what God looked like, but I knew he was special.
Looking back, on this cold winter’s night, I bet some of those teachers got the biggest kick out of us little lovers holding hands.Just like I got a big kick out of my young son’s first love. I took this picture while my son and I were walking his neighbor girl pal home one day. She was just one of his many buddies. They walked ahead of me, and then out of the clear blue sky, she turned to him, grabbed his hand, and said—-
“Brett, you’re my HERO!” as loud as she could, with that big beautiful smile you see here on her face. And then, she kept saying it all the way up the street.
“I know.” Brett replied.
It was the cutest thing, precious really, so I took this picture of them both.
(Okay, I got a kick out of the confidence of my son also, but he said it with a big smile. There he is picking her a flower. )
And here’s the point: When adults reprimand the natural feelings of love that children have of each other, they spoil the trust and friendship that needs to be developed when they get older. They need to trust each other and that starts when they are young. The teachers of today are teaching that all touching is sex. And they don’t even know what sex is yet.
They are really screwing up love, and trust, which leads to marriage. What the hell is wrong with them?
By now, everyone knows about the little boy who got expelled from school for kissing some girls hand. And to put insanity onto it, they called it sexual harassment.
This is feminist indoctrination 101.
It’s made national news, and the smart kid is having fun with it. Obviously, he’s bored, and he really liked this little girl. So —-A kiss on the hand. The reason kids do this stuff, means they see their parents love for each other. And they imitate it. They are imitating love. Not sex. That’s a good thing. More young boys should kiss girl’s hands. This teaches the whole school that ‘boys’ are not to be trusted.
The school system is out to change all that. There is no love, only sex.
But hey, I’m not worried about the kids. There will always be that first love at five. It’s just a shame that more people don’t stand up to the idiots we are paying to NOT BRAINWASH OUR KIDS—Just because you’re screwed up with leftist feminist bull-crap, doesn’t mean you have a right to destroy our children!
It took my husband to worry me more: “I bet if that kid had kissed a ‘boys’ hand, he would not have been expelled.”
Somebody tell that kid he needs to add that line to his defense.
I’m not feeling well today because of a major tooth infection, so I’m just posting this: It’s too important. It shows the tyranny of teachers, who now work for the government.
This poor man was arrested for asking a question. The bullies of the NRA, are now Obama’s Gestapo. They wanted to give him ten years in jail.
The man is right. Any parent or adult who puts up with this…is an idiot.
He was later released because somebody had the good sense to video tape this and put it on YouTube, otherwise he would be in jail. Nevertheless, the elite liberals will not admit they did anything wrong:
It was clear that Mr. Small violated the rules of the meeting and disrupted the meeting. It was also clear that the officer acted appropriately and did have probable cause to make an arrest on both charges,” the state’s attorney’s office said in a statement. “In the interest of justice, further prosecution will not accomplish anything more. Therefore, the charges have been dismissed.”
What? This means you violate a meeting if you ask a question, or disagree with Obama’s Common Core?
And that officer clearly assaulted the poor man, who had every right to ask a question and state his opinion. This is Nazi.
This is uncalled for.
This is despicable.
It’s bad enough that they are making idiots out of our children, but to attack the tax- paying parents who resist the NRA Gestapo?
Wake up. Wake up.
Did you notice, that a black person was speaking and the guard was black?
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You can sell drugs in the hallways of many high schools in the United States, but don’t you DARE wear a threatening Tee-shirt.
Notice, that Duck Dynasty tee- shirt is going to jump off the body of the student and start beating up whomever it pleases.
Instead of the teachers actually controlling the bullies in the schools, they are instead afraid of: Prayer, old men, and tee-shirts that threaten jokes. Which means the kids in school who ARE being bullied are defenseless, and if they fight back, they are punished also. It the politically correct way to keep kids in line.
Drugs, mind you, are NOT violent. Nor are the students who sell them.
What? You think you’re school is a “drug free zone?”
Then you also think the South Side of Chicago is a ‘violence-free zone.”
Really. It’s not that they are afraid that some kid hasn’t seen Duck Dynasty and might be scared, it’s that the liberal teachers are afraid that kids might actually become big fans of the program.
It’s the teachers biggest fear. The kid should get a tee-shirt that says, “Are you scared of Duck Dynasty? Then you COULD be a moron!”
This very ‘emotional’ gun control rant by Mochelle is so soppy with fakeness, it’s almost laughable. She has shifted from caring about the fat kids, to now caring about the fact that the fat kids need to feel safe, and not just from guns, but from all the evils of society, and unlike her, who had everything handed to her on a silver platter, those poor darlings don’t.
Here we see the combination of two agenda’s: Outlaw all guns, and move the black people into really NICE white neighborhood that the white people have been living in: Obama and Mochelle are going to give MORE than just food stamps!
You poor black people are going to get the BEST FROM HUD!!!
CNSNews.com) – To ensure that “every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of,” HUD has published a new fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to better neighborhoods than the ones they currently live in. The goal is to help communities understand “fair housing barriers” and “establish clear goals” for “improving integrated living patterns and overcoming historic patterns of segregation.” “This proposed rule represents a 21st century approach to fair housing, a step forward to ensuring that every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of – where they have a fair shot at reaching their full potential in life,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. -
(Nobody suggest they start with Beverly Hills)
Nope. Obama can’t give you a job, but he can sure get you out of the Ghetto, where black drug dealers won’t kill you anymore!
What is so funny about this is that in my neck of the woods, they just spent over $ 1.3 million dollars giving the black kids a brand new, state of the art high school, and the kids did so badly, the school lost it’s accreditation. So now, 1300 students are being shipped to white neighborhoods, where the schools aren’t even half as nice. Even though they spent all that money, it was still considered to be the most dangerous high school in the city.
Nobody Remembers the old saying: You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink…
Her last sentence is a real screamer. Michelle would have been shot at 15…if ONLY.
I guess the cell phones were just not enough.
When the policy came about of making High School students do 50 hours of community service in order to pass high school actually started. It certainly wasn’t a requirement when I was in high school. But, here in my liberal neighborhood, if you don’t go out and pick up trash, or do telemarketing, or help your “community” while you’re in high school, you don’t graduate.
In my local newspaper, they brag about it:
Hazelwood High Schools—Continuing their well- rounded scholarship, each of 1,261 graduating seniors completed at least 50 hours of community service. Students at Hazelwood Central amassed 40,791 hours. East gave 26,805 hours and Hazel wood West 42,928 hours.
Nobody Knows, how ‘serving” your community can be considered even a logical thing for our kids to be wasting time on. After all, the U.S. compared to other countries, is hopelessly failing it’s students, even though we spend more money than any nation in the world. The time they are wasting being the government’s little communistic slaves, could be better spent on learning how to pass school. Most of the kids in Hazelwood would flunk a G.E.D test.
The Program for International Student Assessment measurement found the United States ranked 31st in math literacy among 15-year-old students and below the international average. The same 2009 tests found the United States ranked 23rd in science among the same students, but posting an average score.
And it’s not just the students doing the extra slave work: The Hazelwood teachers now are “volunteering” their time in various project, like “helping the poor.” They get written up in the papers, as if they are doing it of their own free will.
Ha! I saw these teachers after the tornado hit my street. They were NOT happy campers. They probably get their free laptops taken away if they don’t volunteer.
This is something from the old communist countries, but it has been going on years here in my liberal neighborhood. And the parents have no say in it whatsoever. Nobody Knows where else they do this insanity, but I can only imagine.
Posted on 2/23/2012 2:28pm
Unconstitutional and liberal socialism
I’m a student in MA and I think community service is a joke. I think it’s unconstitutional and the liberal education heads probably came up with this. I have to do 60 hrs over four years. I’d like to get a job, do drivers ed, and have a life. More importantly though, my town and school don’t do S*** for me. My parents pay their taxes (a lot of them), I don’t even do any school sports or clubs. Basically, my town doesn’t do anything for me that my parents don’t already pay for in taxes. Why should I give my time and effort to my town and/or school if they’ve never done anything for me except tax me? For those people who say making kids do community service is like making kids learn math and do their homework, your wrong. The government makes children go to school through twelfth grade (unless you drop out). The US constitution amendment 13 says, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”. If the government forces children to do community service to graduate in public government run schools, that directly violates the amendment our government created, basically hypocrisy. One might argue and say “you don’t have to do community service, you just won’t get your diploma”. Community service has no educational value to it, unlike any of the other subjects you learn in school. If it was a class that would be one thing. The fact that you have to do this community service on your own is different. The only possible educational value I can see is a moral or religious personal benefit, and in that case, church and state are declared separate in the United States. If you are going to make community service mandatory to graduate from high school, you need to make high school optional (I’m not suggesting that that be done). It might be different in a catholic or private school because you have a choice to go there. I’m not saying that community service is bad, for example I think it’s good to volunteer for your church, but only because your church provides you a basically free service. I agree that the parents should decide if their children volunteer or not.
EXACTLY. It should be up to the parents, not the state. Well said. The state is taking your kid out of the classroom, and using him to do free labor for the state.
President Clinton did this: He went around Congress by giving the Commerce Department the power to transfer many of our military secrets to China. Before that, China was 40 years behind us in the nuclear race. Now they can nuke any American city thanks to Bill Clinton.
That was high treason. They impeached him for the wrong reason. Looking back, the Monica scandal might have just been the cover up for the real crime.
And Obama, as we are seeing today with the Benghazi scandal, IRS, and tapping of the phones of the press…is just like Clinton. He has been doing gun running in Mexico, and the middle East. He went into Libya without Congressional consent.
And now, he is grabbing complete control of our schools. According to Stanley Kurtz, this is how he did it:
From Spreading the Wealth
One: Instead of asking Congress to appropriate money in support of your new education policy, thereby provoking public discussion of the issue, insert the funding for your key education initiative in a massive stimulus package, passed rapidly with virtually no debate even on economic policy, much less education. That is precisely how President Obama procured the $4.35 billion to be used solely at the Department of Education’s discretion for his Race to the Top Initiative.
Two: Now that you’ve got a huge pile of money free from congressional constraints and even public debate, use it as a lure to move the country’s education system toward a federally controlled curriculum. Make the willingness to adopt a national Common Crone a ritual condition of receiving Race to the Top grants, even before the standards and curriculum before finalized.
Three: Orchestrate the creation of a national curriculum and standards fro the White House while denying central control. Recruit publicly unaccountable groups like the National Governors Association to sponsor the project. Bring in the massively wealthy Gates Foundation for funding add supervisor. Obama is making cash strapped states an offer they can’t refuse. So they “volunteer” for the program.
Education is Constitutionally in the hands of the states. What Obama is doing deserves impeachment.
Will they impeach him for his many crimes?
Don’t count on it. But, if you have children in school, you will have to keep close watch on what they are learning.
Today, Glenn Beck was elaborating the horror coming to our schools called Common Core. There’s lots on the internet about it, and on his site, so I’m just going to make an observation about what Glenn was saying.
Basically, our kids are going to be tested, studied, and put in the holes that the government thinks they should fit in…and this Nobody Thinks this has been going on for many years…they are just now getting the technology to put it on steroids.
Here’s a story from personal experience:
When my son was the fifth grade, life was pretty tough for him. Since my husband left us when he was one, we lived with my parents who watched my son while I worked at night. My father took over the role as his dad growing up, and they spent many a weekend on the golf course together. So when my father came down with a brain tumor, my son had to watch him die slowly, at our house.
It was not easy for him…or any of us.
One day, I had a parent teacher conference. The teacher was concerned about things at home she said. Not that he was doing bad in school..he wasn’t. His grades were good. But she said, she was concerned about something that he wrote.
“Well, I’d like to see it.” I said.
“No…that’s not for you to see. The parents aren’t allowed to see the kids diaries. You see, every day, we make the kids write about their lives in a diary, and everything they say is confidential.”
Obviously, my son was upset about his grandfather dying. And the fact that she would not let me see his diary, meant that I couldn’t help my son. Kids don’t always tell their parents everything because most of the time they are trying to keep their own parents from thinking bad things about them. My son wasn’t stupid, he knew he wasn’t the only one in the family suffering, so he keep his thoughts to himself.
But…I was furious at that teacher and the fact that they were basically making rats out of all the kids.
This happened around the year 1997…the years Bill Clinton was in office.
Clearly, the school systems have been placing kids where they THINK they should go…giving them the subjects they think they should be in, instead of allowing the parents and the children pick what subjects they want to take.
They have been collecting data for years. The parents lost their rights a long time ago. And now Bill Gates is going to give the PTA’s millions of dollars to implement their big spy-seeking engineering programs. We should all be furious.
What Glenn Beck, and Michelle Malkin are talking about is more than any of us dreamed would happen. The state will decide everything— to what college your child can go to, to what sports he can play, to what jobs he will get in the future.
The teachers are well becoming Gestapo’s.
It’s social engineering…just like the Nazi’s of old.
The Chinese are going so far as to create super DNA children, they have no problem with it.
Just because they have the technology to arrange your whole child’s life, desn’t mean they should do it.
So, just how long has this been going on?
Somebody should ask the teachers.
Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch are backing a new thing called “Common Core” to be implemented in every school. Kentucky tried it, and the students report cards fell by 30 percent. Computers will do the grading.
Sounds like fun right? Does a parent have any say in this?
“It was well understood by states that they would not be eligible for Race to the Top funding ($4.35 billion) unless they adopted the Common Core standards. Federal law prohibits the U.S. Department of Education from prescribing any curriculum, but in this case the department figured out a clever way to evade the letter of the law.”
Glenn Beck was pointing out that CORE is basically brainwashing kids into the communist system, and downplaying America’s role in history.
Bill Gates make you take an IQ test before you work for him…so, I guess he’s running out of high IQ’s. As usual, he wants a chance to ‘help” our deplorable school system, and while he’s at it, collect some vital information to sell.
“Common Core amasses large amounts of personal information about students. Michelle Malkin cites research by Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute, who discovered a report by the Department of Education revealing that Common Core’s data mining includes “using cameras to judge facial expressions, an electronic seat that judges posture, a pressure-sensitive computer mouse and a biometric wrap on kids’ wrists.”
I have my own horror stories related to my local school system that I’ll tell on some other blog, but…the main problem, is that the school system has been transformed, not into an efficient way for our kids to learn the basics, but a way for growing union bureaucracy to give jobs to mostly women, who never having the fear of being fired for doing a bad job.
And a bad job, they ARE doing: Here’s a few facts from Bill Bennett;
The average salary of U.S. public school teachers rose 45% in real dollars from 1960 to 1995. According to U.S. manufacturers, 40% of all 17-year-olds do not have the math skills and 60% lack the reading skills to hold down a production job at a manufacturing company.
In Florida, it takes six times as many people to administer a federal education dollar as a state dollar: 297 state employees are responsible for $1 billion in federal funds while 374 employees oversee $7 billion in state funds.
40% of public high school science teachers have neither an undergraduate major nor minor in their main teaching field and 34% of public high school math teachers did not major or minor in math or related fields.
Average per-pupil spending in U.S. public schools rose 212% from 1960 to 1995 in real (i.e. inflation-adjusted) dollars.
Currently, average black and Hispanic 17-year-old children have NAEP scores in math, science, reading and writing that are equivalent to average white 13-year-old children.
American 12th graders rank 19th out of 21 industrialized countries in mathematics achievement and 16th out of 21 nations in science. Our advanced physics students rank dead last.
So, is it any wonder that Mitt Romney wants to get people from other nations to come over to the U.S. to work? We are not going to have any kind of educated population, but that’s exactly what the Democrats want, isn’t it? Common Core isn’t going to work any better than Race to the Top or Leave No Child Behind. BUT…the government will know more than you EVER will about your own child.
Unless you start complaining and soon.
This morning on the local radio station, there was a discussion on the big problem we have with the low-income students not being able to get help, when a progressive educational public school system cannot seem to teach them anything. Richer people can afford to get Johnny a tutor when he cannot seem to understand fuzzy math, but not the poor kid. I was waiting for the conclusion that “We need to spend MORE money on the poor kids.”
A minute later, I picked up the book I was reading (The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan) and read this;
“Science is more than a body of knowledge: it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time–when the United States is a service and information economy: when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries: when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues: when the people have lost the ability to see their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority: when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.
The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30-second sound bite (now down to seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentation on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance. As I write this, the number one videocassette rental in America is the move Dumb and Dumber. “Beavis and Butthead” remain popular (and influential ) with young TV viewers. The plain lesson is that study and learning–not just of science, but of anything are avoidable even undesirable.”
Carl makes an excellent point. The reason Obama got elected, was because the majority of our population would rather watch Vampire and Zombie programs then read a book, or delve deeper into Obama’s sound bites: whether they are true or not.
Our schools have shaped our kids to be zombies, listening to sound bites of movie stars and politicians who cannot even add.
Every President says he is going to fix our schools, and no President ever does. And our kids know it. What kind of future can a kid dream of today?
The book was written in 1996. It’s now 2013. Mr. Sagan used science to predict the future.
And he wouldn’t be surprised to know: Zombies are among us now.