Monthly Archives: September 2015

Reason 10: If You Send Your Child To Caesar For His Education, Don’t Be Surprised If He Thinks Like A Roman

This is a free version of a much larger work by Colin Gunn.  I think every parent ought to take a sober look at the complete documentary. But at least here is a taste.  Things have changed so incrementally over the years that the dramatic shifts are not noticed.  What is found acceptable in one generation was cutting edge debauchery in another.  The issues you see in this blog are only controversial now.  They will be accepted without question in the future.  Who knows what will be considered controversial in forty years?  For sure, Christianity, and perhaps any questioning of the state’s wisdom in running your grandchildren’s lives.

 

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Reason 9: Because You’re A Racist

Racism was a word that used to have meaning.  But it has become just another one of those impossible-to-define, trump-card words meant only to end conversations and start the “action” that the activist wants to start, whatever that may be.  If this is true in the buzz culture around us, it is exploded even further out of proportion in the institutions that exist to ensure that no conversations about issues ever happen again in the future, the public schools.

The logic is simple, for those who can still do logic.  If the teachers can’t be held to a standard, why should anyone expect the students to rise to any standard?  Answer:  “You’re a racist”.

From “The Stream”:

New York Judge: It’s Racist to Test Teachers for Liberal Arts and Science Knowledge

From the article:

A federal judge in New York has struck down a test used by New York City to vet potential teachers, finding the test of knowledge illegally discriminated against racial minorities due to their lower scores.

Of course there is racism.  The racism occurs when politics and liberal policies infused into public education fail minorities.  But say as much would mean looking into the mirror and admitting as much.  It’s lots easier to be sanctimonious and accuse everything else.  Of course the whole thing will only get worse.   Sub par teachers will turn out sub par graduates.  And when they can’t pass a test, you’re a racist.  Now on to more important things, like social justice and teacher raises.

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Reason 8: From Fairy Tells To “Fairy” Tells

NC Elementary School Teacher, Assistant Principal Resign Amid Controversy Over LGBT Fairy Tail

The story begins:

Omar Currie read the story “King & King,” in which two princes fall in love and get married, to his third-grade students at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School, sparking the outrage of some parents.

This is the sad tail of a government institution taken over and controlled by those who have an agenda of making sure that the next generation will not recognize the previous one.  Children will know their grandparent’s generation, and all previous generations in the history of man, as societies of homophobes and bigots.  These officials resigned, but they will not be going away.  And they are but two, of a an admitted minority of activist who know how to infiltrate education and change how the next generation thinks.  They are resting in the gains of previous generations.  And it is in those gains that the current crop of activist take refuge in the fact that the worst that might happen to them, if anything,  is that they may have to resign and go somewhere else to do their work.  Just consider for a moment if a grammar school teacher had done this just two decades ago.  And two decades is about one generation.

For a parent to be shocked and outraged about this sort of thing at this point in the game is akin to a policeman being shocked and outraged that people were speeding at the Daytona 500.  It is happening.  It is the tip of the iceberg.  It will continue to happen.  Why?  It is the new way for the elites.  And the elites own your schools.  One more excerpt:

A school review committee “upheld use of the book twice,”

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Reason 7: Because “School” Is A Money laundering Scheme

From This article at Barbwire titled:

 The Dues and Don’ts of NEA Activism

 

The article begins with this:

Was it a meeting of the National Education Association or the Democratic National Committee?  At times it was difficult to tell.

That about sums it up.  Your tax dollars hard at work getting Democrats elected.  Of course some of the funds do go to education.  Children are educated indoctrinated in which political party to vote for and what kind of perversions ought to be embraced.

H/T Glenn

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Reason 6: Elected Leaders Don’t Run Schools. Union Thugs Run Elected Leaders

This is several years old, but does anyone believe it’s any better?  The General Counsel for the National Education Association, (NEA) the nation’s teacher’s union, Bob Chanin, had this to say about the union’s priorities in educating your children. Read or watch:

Despite what some among us would like to believe it is not because of our creative ideas; it is not because of the merit of our positions; it is not because we care about children; and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child.

The NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power. And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing (my note: actually they are forced by federal law to pay in many if not most cases) to pay us hundreds of million of dollars in dues each year because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them; the union that can protect their rights and advance their interests as education employees.

This is not to say that the concern of NEA and its affiliates with closing achievement gaps, reducing drop rate rates, improving teacher quality, and the like are unimportant or inappropriate To the contrary these are the goals that guide the work we do. But they need not and must not be achieved at the expense of due process, employee rights, or collective bargaining.

That is simply too high a price to pay.

Politicians love to feed at the union troughs where they get their fill of campaign cash… with strings attached of course.

 

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Reason 5 Because Planned Parenthood Butchers

Any satanic agenda worth its salt knows that indoctrinating your children is its bread and butter.  So of course there’s an open door policy to the Planned Parenthood butchers.   This article by Life site  sheds light on the state’s priorities when it comes to who gets to plant their agendas into your children’s mind.  Never forget, what you see in articles on the internet is only the tip of the iceberg.

From the article  entitled:

Despite what your parents say’: Planned Parenthood’s corruption of kids is worse than you know

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[reading the PP website it] became readily apparent to me that Planned Parenthood had created a simple business model that exists to this day: Use sympathetic politicians and the liberal media to be blessed as a savior of women’s health in general and as “experts” in the field of sexual health in particular. Then infiltrate our public schools to make the required sex-ed presentations that teachers don’t want to make. The PP reps leave their brochures and cards behind so the kids can call PP when they are in trouble. And – oh yes – they leave their website info as well.

Worse yet, they do so under the guise of “We’re here to help you,” when in fact their unstated goal is exactly the opposite. How can I say that? When I went on that teenwire site in 2002, what I saw among other things was this jaw-dropper addressed to youth:

“Despite What Your Parents and Teachers Say… do you think you’ll really need to use math after high school to do anything besides balance your checkbook? How about chemistry? Or French? Well, there’s one subject that’s guaranteed to come up in the future… we all need to know about one thing – SEX!”

HT Glenn

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Reason 4, The State Has Lost All Perspective… Completely.

Assault charges?  Really?  And this must seem like a reasonable response to this action, else why would they have taken it.

In this article from, reason .com:

A Pikesville, Maryland, 13-year-old will be charged with second-degree assault for kissing a 14-year-old girl on a dare. The “assault” happened at Pikesville Middle School on Friday. Police were called to the scene.

OK, imagine if you will, that a 13-year-old boy kissed a 14-year-old boy on a dare.  Would the police have been called?  In the state school, the state decides what is an assault worthy of calling the police to take care of a dangerous 13-year-old, and which will be celebrated.  These are institutions of education, state run, but what does this teach?  1)  Equality is a lie.  2) The state will determine who will get the equality and who will be charged with assault.

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Reason 3: Because No Liberal Cause Is So Whacked Out That It Should Not Be Taught To Your Children

From the article from Yahoo News:

US elementary school does away with gendered bathrooms

From the article:

“Not only do we want all of our students to feel safe… we want them to understand systematic equality for everyone,” Sam Bass said in a statement. “We are teaching them a valuable lesson.”

Remember, the state determines what is “equality for everyone“.  Not you.  My guess is that there is no feeling of safety for those who do not wish their little boys and girls to share bathrooms with each other.

 

 

 

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Reason 2: The Only Bad Educational Agenda Is A “Christian” Agenda… apparently

From the National Review article describing the teaching of Islam in Tennessee:

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  Does anyone really think that every little episode like this gets reported by media?  That would be naive.  But worse, not everyone pushing the politically-correct agenda of all-in-for-allah are as overt.  The Christian says, I’ll show them Christ by my good nature.  I’ll preach Christianity without words.  But meanwhile, there is an opposite message obviously being preached… with words.

A bit from the article.

Just imagine the media outcry if a school made atheists and Muslims recite the Lord’s Prayer

Putting aside the legalities for a moment, if the Daily Caller’s account is correct, then it is both absurdly PC and absolutely typical of modern public education that it would respectfully teach Islam while focusing on Christianity’s sins.  If Maury County (or any county) wants to teach world religions, it’s not terribly difficult to do it in an even-handed manner. At a minimum, if you’re going to teach the doctrines of Islam, you can compare and contrast them with Christianity, Judaism, and other major faiths.

This defies logic.  A religion that is the essence of murderous, homophobic, backward thinking, misogynist and power-mongering is taught in the glowyest of terms while the religion that is by far the prominent one taught in the homes of these children, if taught at all, amounts to not much more than pot shots.  Parents should remember, the Feds run their schools, from the backwoods of Tennessee to the Hell hole that is the DC school district.  There is an agenda, and it is not hidden.

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Reason One. We Love Our Children

In this article Doug Wilson answers arguments made by Christians why children should be kept in public school.

  1. To engage the culture.
  2. The sovereignty of God
  3. No other means of education

Wilson answers each of these objections:

To objection 1:

“…engaging with culture wisely is something that requires training. So the issue is not whether we want soldiers who are ready to engage with culture, but whether our army is going to provide those soldiers with training in boot camp. More than that, will we provide them with guns and ammo? To change the metaphor, Nairobi requires salt and light also, but you don’t put your seven-year-old on a plane to go there. The reason you don’t is that they are not yet equipped.”

The sovereignty of God, which means that God will determine if our children are saved despite anything parents do one way or the other.

“…to use [the sovereignty of God] as an argument against the use of scripturally appointed means [to train our children] is to teeter on the lip of hyper-Calvinism…The issue is whether God has required us to use particular means. Of no authority whatever is any particular line of reasoning from the bare fact of God’s sovereignty. If God is sovereign, why pray? Why preach? Well, we should pray and preach because it was the sovereign God who told us to.”

No other means.  There are those who can’t afford to educate their children any other way, sometimes due to income and other times due to the absence of a spouse.  Here Wilson gives two answers.  One (a)  to the single parent, and then another (b) to those who can’t afford it.

a:  In such circumstances, it is the responsibility of church communities to help out. At Christ Church, we baptize infants, and every time we do, the congregation takes an oath to help these parents in “the Christian nurture of this child.” In Baptist churches, something similar can be done when children are dedicated, or when they are baptized later on. Regardless of denominational distinctives, Christian churches carry a responsibility to help parents in the momentous task of Christian nurture.

b: I wish I could say that Christian fathers rarely put monthly budgetary issues ahead of their children’s educational welfare — but it is not true. There are unfortunately many instances when it all comes down to the money, and not in the right way. There is no way to build a Christian educational alternatives without sacrifices — and people won’t make sacrifices when they don’t understand the issues. And getting someone to understand the issues when understanding them will cost him a thousand dollars a month is frequently a tough sell… Teaching children to love Christ with all their heart, soul, mind and strength is expensive. So is feeding them — but we still do it.

It’s a great article, written in the unique style of Doug Wilson.  It is worth the time to follow the link.

http://dougwils.com/s7-engaging-the-culture/children-of-the-rainbow.html

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