”Parents give up their rights when they drop the children off at public school,” said Melinda Harmon, a US Federal Judge.
When they aren’t being dumbed down by fluoride, ADHD/ADD drugs or being forced to vaccinate they have to actually deal with their Lord of the Flies type environment.
Many parents actually are aware of this environment and will support it stating it is good… it will toughen them up. I’m not so sure sending your five, ten or fifteen year old into something that is not that different than a high security prison is the best way to teach them about life.
According to “The End Of The American Dream“:
All over the United States, school children are being taken out of their classrooms, put on buses and sent to “alternate locations” during terror drills. These exercises are often called “evacuation drills” or “relocation drills” and they are more than a little disturbing. Sometimes parents are notified in advance where the kids are being taken and sometimes they are only told that the children are being taken to an “undisclosed location”. In the years since 9/11 and the Columbine school shootings, there has been a concerted effort to make school emergency drills much more “realistic” and much more intense. Unfortunately, the fact that many of these drills are deeply traumatizing many children does not seem to bother too many people. Do we really need to have “active shooter” drills where men point guns at our kids and fire blanks at them? Do we really need to have “relocation drills” where kids are rapidly herded on to buses and told that they must surrender their cell phones because they will not be allowed to call anyone? Our schools more closely resemble prison camps every single day, and it is our children that are suffering because of it.
Or, like at an elementary school in Baltimore, three nine-year-old girls and an eight-year-old boy were arrested for fighting and marched out of their elementary school in handcuffs. In New Haven, Connecticut a 10-year-old boy was actually arrested by police for giving another student “a wedgie” on a school bus. Or, in San Mateo, California a few months ago a 7-year-old special education student was blasted in the face with pepper spray because he would not quit climbing on the furniture. Police were then able to subdue the boy and he was “committed for a psychiatric evaluation”.
Some schools work to ensure your child adheres to the will of the collective and disregards the child as an individual. They are not encouraged to use their own mind independently as this teacher’s letter reinforces:
You can state that you have been the victim of theft and are forced to pay for these schools. And, yes, you are. But nothing can justify actually sending your children off everyday to this type of environment. It’s just another form of child abuse. Especially when homeschooling and unschooling have been made so eminently possible thanks to the internet.
The socialist/fascist government and the central banks have impoverished you and your wife, as corporate slaves, having to work 18 hour days just to survive… and that is why you send your kids to prison camp. But, even that is not justification enough to do this to your own children.
It’s hard. I know. It was hard for your ancestors to get on that boat and survive scurvy and come to a foreign land to make a living too. But they did it.
It should be painfully obvious to everyone by now that government schools are not the best place for our kids. The public school system in the United States has been dramatically declining for a long time. There are some U.S. public schools that are still good and that do a decent job of preparing our young people for their adult lives. Those “good schools” are the exception to the rule, but none are immune to the governments “academic” Agenda.
If you are a parent, grandparent, sister, brother, or just a concerned citizen, I encourage you to research Common Core Curriculum and Agenda 21, which is now a requirement for public schools Nationally and globally.
Common Core is a road map to indoctrinating students into far left philosophy. There is an undeniable socialism push in Common Core textbooks and in the Department of Education. Common Core also delays the age at which students should be able to work with certain algorithms, putting students years behind our mathematical competitors in Asia.
The Common Core: the federal government in your child’s classroom.
Teachers are now forced to teach Common Core, taking the love out of learning as well as teaching. Common core tests and the new “accountability measures” are pushed on teachers who will lose their jobs if students don’t score well on Common Core tests. This ensures teachers will only teach Common Core standards. The last thing we need is more testing, and “teaching to the test.”
The illegality of Common Core. Under the Constitution and under the General Educational Provisions Act (GEPA) the federal government is restricted from even supervising education. But that doesn’t stop them.
GEPA states: “No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, or other printed or published instructional materials by any educational institution or school system…”
And for those still believing the federal government isn’t “exercising direction, supervision or control” of the school system, look at a few things.
1. The federal technical review of tests being mandated by the Department of Education.
2. The federal mandate that testing consoria must synchronize “across consortia,” that status updates and phone conferences must be made available to the Dept. of Education regularly, and that data collected must be shared with the federal government “on an ongoing basis”
3. The recent federal alteration of privacy laws that have taken away parental consent over student data collection.
Finally: the “most annoying manipulation tactic” award for the National Review Article is a tie between the last two sentences of the National Review article, which, combined, say, “Conservatives used to be in favor of holding students to high standards… aren’t they still?” Please.
Let’s rephrase it:
Americans used to be in favor of legitimate, non-experimental standards for children that were unattached to corporate greed and that were constitutionally legal… Aren’t we still?
I would give you a link but so oddly, the Department of Education has removed most of its previous pages. You can see it re-posted here:
Our schools instill blind obedience to authority..
The endless political and social agendas are being rammed down the throats of our kids. It’s time to take action! Stand up and tell the government controlled education Common Core will NOT be tolerated!
Why would any parents want to send their children into an environment that is going to be highly destructive for them for six to eight hours a day?
Please consider the following reasons why you might want to get your kids out of the government schools….
#1 You Could Be Arrested For Something That Your Child Does
Yes, you read that correctly. If your child writes a story or draws a picture which a teacher or an administrator takes the wrong way, you could end up in jail.
The following example is from thestar.com….
A Kitchener father is angry with police after he was arrested at his child’s school and later strip-searched at the police station, all because his 4-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun in class.
“I’m picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, I’m locked up,” Jessie Sansone, 26, said of his ordeal.. “I was in shock. This is completely insane.”
The school principal, police and child welfare officials, however, all stand by their actions. They say they had to investigate to determine whether there was a gun in Sansone’s house that children had access to.
#2 Your Child Could Be Arrested While At School for Just About Anything These Days
Children all over the United States are being arrested by police in government school classrooms for some absolutely crazy things. Just check out the following examples….
*A 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume at a public school in Texas.
*A 13-year-old kid attending a public school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.
*A 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was marched out of her public school in handcuffs by police just because she doodled on her desk. “I love my friends Abby and Faith” was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.
*When a little girl kissed a little boy at one Florida elementary school, it was considered to be a “possible sex crime” and the police were called out.
#3 Your Child Might Be Bodily Harmed By Security Thugs
All over the nation, public schools students are being bodily injured (sometimes permanently) by school security thugs. The following are a couple of examples….
*A security thug at one school in California actually fractured the arm of one 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.
*In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security thug even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender to him.
#4 Virtually Everything That Your Child Does At School Is Being Put Into A Database Somewhere
Public schools (in conjunction with the federal government) have become obsessed with watching, monitoring and recording the activities of our kids.
According to the New York Post, the Obama administration has a vast new database, which will collect all sorts of information about our children. Is this the kind of information that you want the federal government to keep track of?
The administration wants this data to include much more than name, address and test scores. According to the National Data Collection Model, the government should collect information on health-care history, family income and family voting status. In its view, public schools offer an excellent opportunity to mine reams of data from a captive audience.
#5 What are your kids really learning in these public schools?
As I have documented before, American public school students are being dumbed-down and millions of them end up dumb as a rock and yet still are able to graduate from high school somehow….
The following are some of the results of a study conducted a few years ago
*Only 43 percent of all U.S. high school students knew that the Civil War was fought some time between 1850 and 1900.
*More than a quarter of all U.S. high school students thought that Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean after the year 1750.
*Approximately a third of all U.S. high school students did not know that the Bill of Rights “guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of religion.” ( touched on this topic yesterday).
*Only 60 percent of all U.S. students knew that World War I was fought some time between 1900 and 1950.
Sadly, we are rapidly falling behind the rest of the globe. At this point, 15-year-olds that attend U.S. public schools do not even rank in the top half of all advanced nations when it comes to math or science literacy.
#6 Our Public School Kids Are Being Forced To Take Large Numbers of Vaccines
All over the nation, children that have not received all of the “required vaccines” are being banned from school.
Many parents do not want toxic vaccines injected into their kids, but in many states public schools requires them to submit to the shots.
Any concerns raised by the people or by science are cast off as conspiracy-theories or anomalies. But despite maintaining vaccines are for the good of everyone, the government has set up a vaccine court to help support Big Pharma should they get caught up in lawsuits. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is designed to compensate people who are adversely affected by vaccines without really placing the blame on vaccine makers. It protects Big Pharma with federal dollars.
#7 Exposed To Rampant Sexual Promiscuity
“Sex education” courses are becoming more detailed and more graphic than ever. One example of this phenomenon was detailed in the New York Times….
IMAGINE you have a 10- or 11-year-old child, just entering a public middle school. How would you feel if, as part of a class ostensibly about the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, he and his classmates were given “risk cards” that graphically named a variety of solitary and mutual sex acts? Or if, in another lesson, he was encouraged to disregard what you told him about sex, and to rely instead on teachers and health clinic staff members?
While most U.S. public schools start sex education in the fifth grade, sex education will be coming to Chicago kindergartners within two years as part of an overhaul of the Chicago public schools sexual health program.
The new policy, which the Chicago Board of Education passed Wednesday, mandates that a set amount of time be spent on sex education in every grade, beginning in kindergarten.
“It is important that we provide students of all ages with accurate and appropriate information so they can make healthy choices in regards to their social interactions, behaviors and relationships,” Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the CEO of the Chicago Public School System, said in a statement. “By implementing a new sexual health education policy, we will be helping them to build a foundation of knowledge that can guide them not just in the preadolescent and adolescent years, but throughout their lives.”
The policy was designed to align the Chicago public school system with the standards in President Obama’s national HIV/AIDS strategy.
#8 Teachers are having Sex with the Students
It seems like almost every single day there is another news story about teachers having sex with public school students.
The following are just a few of the headlines that I found from this week….
#9 U.S. Public Schools Are Dominated By Radical Control Freaks That Are Teaching Our Kids How To Live Like Slaves
The level of control that is exerted over the lives of children in many of our public schools is absolutely frightening.
The following examples shows just how far things have gone. One 4-year-old girl recently had her lunch confiscated by a control freak at one U.S. preschool because it did not meet USDA guidelines….
A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because the school told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.
The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the person who was inspecting all lunch boxes in the More at Four classroom that day.
The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs – including in-home day care centers – to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.
Do you want sick control freaks inspecting the lunches that your kids bring from home every single day?
#10 Specific Social And Political Agendas Are Being Shoved Down The Throats Of Our Kids In U.S. Public Schools
If you think that the government schools are “neutral places” where all social, political and religious beliefs are tolerated, then you are either ignorant or delusional. The truth is that very specific social and political agendas are built intothe curriculum’s of public schools.
Testing has become the end-all, be-all of the public education reform movement. The idea seems quite sensible, that holding students (and teachers) to certain objective standards incentives both of these stakeholders to work harder and achieve their goals. It also seems reasonable to use the results of those tests as measures of the quality of education at a school. Well, to all who believe that testing is the panacea for what ails public education in America today, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee.
A recent report conducted by a who’s who of educators has been following the effectiveness of 15 testing-related programs in public schools. Contrary to the rather heated, ideological, and non-evidence-based rhetoric that typically leads attempts at reform, this blue-ribbon panel found the testing programs that are presently in vogue to be ineffective and potentially harmful to attempts to improve public education.
Here are some of their findings.
The panel concluded that “adequate yearly progress,” as measured by these tests, is minimal, below what is considered even statistically small improvement. And here’s something that most people don’t know; the testing, which is a proxy for No Child Left Behind accountability, is intended to assess school performance, not the performance of students. Which begs the question of who or what all of these efforts are for, the schools or the students. And the research indicates that testing has even less impact on student than school performance.
The current testing programs also encourage “gaming the system” up and down the educational food chain. Students study to pass the tests rather than acquire knowledge. Teachers, who these days take the brunt of the blame for underperforming students, feel pressure to “teach to the test,” which may raise test scores, but do students no favors when it comes to actual learning. School, district, and state administrators know that test scores will determine funding and, potentially, their jobs. So what does everyone do? Anything they can do to raise test scores. Of course, not only are these efforts not in the best interests of the students, but the validity of the tests (and the often-forgotten criterion of tests being a measure of the effectiveness of learning) is compromised, thus rendering any value that testing might have had moot.
Also, though not discussed in the study, we can’t forget that these testing programs are part of the “educational-industrial complex” that reaps billions of dollars a year in profits. Clearly, these so-called stakeholders are more concerned with their P & L statements than what is in the best interests of students. And, as with so many other powerful industries, the testing cabal has the ear and wallets of the politicians who set policy while those who actually know a few things about education, such as teachers, don’t get a seat at the policy-making table.
The bottom line here is that enormous amounts of time and energy have been devoted to testing programs that have no empirical evidence to support their value. The result? Years of time and many billions of dollars wasted.
Don’t get me wrong; I do believe that there’s a place for testing in schools. In any environment that sets standards to be achieved, whether school, business, or sports, some form of evaluation is necessary to assess the effectiveness of the programs in place. But testing that works is testing that is a means to an end and not an end in itself. Testing that works is testing that measures what it’s supposed to measure, namely, the quality of education that students receive at their schools. And testing that works is testing that has checks, balances, and incentives in place to ensure that the tests are used by all stakeholders for the purposes intended rather than as servants to the wrong masters.
Those that control the public schools do not just want to “educate” your children, they want to indoctrinate them.
#11 If Your Children Attend Public School they will become Prisoners of the State.
Kids have no voice. Everyone pretends to care, but it is never true, and it’s the children who are being blamed for all the failings in the education system. People do not learn when they are in such an autocracy environment.
Public schools are an under the government control with unrestricted authority, even over the parent, so you’re basically handing over the care and well-being of your child to that authority.
While the odds are not great that your children will actually be murdered in our public schools, the truth is that there is a very good chance that they could be scarred for life by the destructive environment in these schools.
Our government has exploited the Sandy Hook massacre to further their long-standing agenda of disarming the American people. Their first target will be high capacity magazines (e.g., clips that hold 25 rounds of ammunition), but their ultimate goal is to ban and confiscate privately owned guns.
Would passing a ban on large bullet clips prevent the next Sandy Hook? No. There are already lots of such ammunition clips in circulation. A new law would not stop criminals and crazies that want such items from obtaining them.
The current battle over gun control is not about preventing another Sandy Hook incident. It is about panicking the American people into taking the next step on the road to serfdom.
Active shooter drill scares students and teachers
SURPRISE! Teachers fear for their lives after ambush by masked gunmen … only to find out it was a drill
DALLAS (CN) – Dallas County truancy courts illegally trying students as adults, violate their privacy and right to counsel, resulting in “almost guaranteed” criminal convictions, seven students claim in a complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Texas Appleseed, the National Center for Youth Law and Disability Rights Texas filed a complaint on the students’ behalf Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section.
The groups say Dallas County formed its special truancy courts in 2003 to handle Class C misdemeanor cases for students as young as 12.
Four school districts feed into the courts – the Dallas, Garland, Mesquite and Richardson Independent School Districts.
“Dallas County truancy courts are violating students’ constitutional rights by prosecuting truancy – a status offense that may only be committed by a child – as a crime,” the complaint states.
“The complaint alleges that Dallas County truancy courts are violating students’ constitutional rights by: issuing warrants to arrest students at school, handcuff, and transport them to truancy courts; prosecuting youth on truancy misdemeanor charges with no appointed counsel (even for indigent students) and no accommodation determination for disabilities; inappropriately restraining some students in handcuffs in court as a blanket rule that fails to determine, on an individual case basis, whether students pose a flight or safety risk; and inadequately advising students of their legal rights and the consequences of guilty plea, which results in students’ waiving their legal rights when it is not in their best interest.”
Under the Dallas County system, schools must file truancy charges if a student misses 10 or more unexcused days within 6 months, but schools may exercise discretion if a student misses three or more unexcused days within four weeks.
The students claim the truancy courts routinely refuse to hear evidence of errors in attendance records or allow medical excuses for absence.
“Instead, judges instruct students and parents to convince the school to change the attendance records, which schools may refuse to do,” the complaint states. “The schools often claim a parent or doctor’s note was submitted too late, or that the parent failed to notify the proper school personnel about a medical condition or meet with the attendance officer in person as required by school policy.”
The students claim the defendant school districts use “inconsistent and inflexible” attendance policies that fail to take into account how disabilities affect students from being tardy, violating Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
They claim the districts failed to provide school or classroom attendance policies in languages other than English, in violation of the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974.
They ask federal prosecutors to declare the practice of criminally prosecuting children as adults for truancy a violation of the Eighth Amendment.
Texas is one of only two states that prosecute truancy as a crime in adult courts, the plaintiffs say.
“In FY 2012, Texas adult courts (municipal, justice of the peace, and the Dallas truancy courts) prosecuted about 113,000 truancy cases – or more than double the number pursued in all other states combined,” the complaint states. “Dallas County operates the largest truancy court system in Texas. In FY 2012 it prosecuted over 36,000 truancy cases – more than any other Texas county and nearly three times more than Harris County, home of the state’s largest school district (Houston ISD).”
This is the latest in a string of lawsuits across Southern states that accuse schools of instituting “school to prison” regimes. All of the previous complaints claim the policies are directed at poor and minority students.
Texas Appleseed is based in Austin; the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, Calif.; Disability Rights Texas in Houston. All have assigned the case to staff attorneys.
Most Americans that have gone through the public school system emerge from it with deep emotional scars. If you have some of these emotional scars you know exactly what I am talking about.
The vast majority of our public schools are horrible places. Just ask kids that are going to public schools right now. Most of them hate it.
We need to protect our children and we need to put them into environments where they will be safe, protected and will receive a quality education.
Growing up is hard enough without having to spend 30 to 40 hours a week in a nightmarish hellhole where you will be physically, mentally and emotionally tortured.
So what do all of you think about the state of U.S. public schools?
Do you believe that we should get our kids out of the government schools?
Feel free to post a comment with your opinion below….
If you want to see where all of this is going, just check out what is going on in Europe. In the UK, teachers that don’t promote the “correct Common Core Curriculum and Agenda 21” face harsh disciplinary action.
POLICE STATE ALERT: 10 Disgusting Examples Of Very Young School Children Being Arrested, Handcuffed And Brutalized By Police
At an elementary school in Baltimore recently, three nine-year-old girls and an eight-year-old boy were arrested for fighting and marched out of their elementary school in handcuffs. The police department is defending handcuffing these kids….
‘It’s our policy, regardless of the age, when a suspect is arrested by police, they’re handcuffed. And the reason is just not for the suspect’s safety but also for officers’ safety,’ Det. Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore City Police Department said.
#2 In New Haven, Connecticut a 10-year-old boy was actually arrested by police for giving another student “a wedgie” on a school bus.
#3 Just last year, a 5-year-old boy at a public school in Stockton, California was arrested by police and handcuffed with zip ties because he was committing “battery on a police officer”.
How much damage can a 5-year-old kid really do to a police officer?
The boy was ultimately sent to a hospital and forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
#4 A 6-year-old girl down in Florida was “throwing objects, hitting administration personnel and screaming uncontrollably” so police handcuffed the 40-pound little girl and shipped her off to a mental institution for evaluation.
#5 In San Mateo, California a few months ago a 7-year-old special education student was blasted in the face with pepper spray because he would not quit climbing on the furniture. Police were then able to subdue the boy and he was “committed for a psychiatric evaluation”.
#6 Down in Florida, an 11-year-old student was arrested by police, thrown in jail and charged with a third-degree felony for bringing a plastic butter knife to school.
#7 In Texas, a 12-year-old girl was recently arrested by police for spraying two bursts of perfume on her neck. She was formally charged with a misdemeanor.
#8 A 13-year-old boy at a public school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class. The police marched him out of school and hauled him over to a juvenile detention center.
#9 Back in 2010, a 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York wrote “I love my friends Abby and Faith” on her desk. The police were called out and she was marched out of her school in handcuffs in front of all her friends.
#10 A teenage couple down in Houston, Texas poured milk on each other during a squabble while they were breaking up a while back. Instead of being sent to see the principal, they were arrested by police and sent to court.