Category Archives: Public Education

She Took on All that Student Debt…for You

So… “why did she” take on all that student debt, earning a degree in heaven-knows-what, for some reason they won’t tell us–but why did she go so deep into the hole?

For you, you sucker. Because she wanted to work for you.

I hope you had a barf bag handy.

Yes, those long hours of molding Play-Doh into vaguely familiar shapes, learning newfangled pronouns that your Gender Studies faculty just made up the other day, all those protests, all that cramming for your final exam in Superhero Comic Book Studies, all that tearing your hair out because you didn’t get a trigger warning in advance and the misogyny in The Great Gatsby just knocked you for a loop…

She did it because she wanted to work for you.

And hey, the least you can do, Mr. Employer–oops, oops, my bad! should never say “mister”!–after you’ve hired this brand-new college graduate–who may or may not show up on time, or show up for work at all, on any given day; who will either dissolve into hysterical tears or erupt into fury if she hears anyone say anything she doesn’t like; who will demand that you treat her with kid gloves–the very, very least you can do is…

Help her pay off all that student debt! I mean, it’s only Social Justice! You pay the debt, sunshine! And here’s what you get for it.

 


How Did This Crappy Idea Turn Out?

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I missed this story, somehow, when it was live. And now there’s no follow-up, so I don’t know how it turned out.

In 2012 and 2013, reaching back into 2010, the hottest thing in British education was a movement to forbid children from having best friends (https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/462185/schools-ban-children-making-best-friends/). This, the educators (ahem!) reasoned, would spare kiddies the pain of breaking up with a best friend later on. Kind of like if you never marry, you’ll never have to go through a divorce. If you never get a job, you’ll never get fired. You have to be a trained education professional to see how brilliant an idea this is.

Well, confound it, I can’t find any recent articles that tell us how this scheme worked out. I mean, just because it totally defies human nature doesn’t mean it’ll fail–right? Why, that might imply that socialism itself could fail!

Five years ago, there were questions being asked about this, even among the educators. A guy from the National Association of Head Teachers said of the policy, “It seems bizarre.” Well, there’s nobody as anti-human as a humanist.

I can’t find anything more recent than that. Did this idea die a natural death, or are they still pumping juice into it, refusing to let it go? I’m very surprised it hasn’t spread across the Atlantic to the United States and Canada: it seems tailor-made for our teachers’ unions. Imagine the rush an educator would get, forcing children to break up with their best friends and forbidding them to have best friends anymore–and laying down the law to the kids’ parents, too. It’d be as big a turn-on as rationing.

Perhaps some reader in the UK can enlighten us, and tell us how it all turned out. If you can, please do!

Update: Thanks to “thewhiterabbit” for this update.

Yes, they’re still doing it: UK schools not allowing kids to have best friends. Little Prince George, four years old, is about to be sentenced to one of these places (http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a12215360/prince-george-school-policy-not-allowed-best-friend/). The whole is idea is so “no one will feel excluded.”

They’ll be putting the kids in chain gangs next.


Your School Tax Dollars at Work: P&J Sandwiches Are ‘Racist’

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The madcap principal of Portland, Oregon’s, chronically underachieving Harvey Scott K-8 School has decreed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches “racist” (http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/21/now-peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwiches-are-racist/). You’d have to ask her what makes them so. She has forbidden students even to mention them.

This dud, like all the other principals in the district, has passed through a special training program to teach them “to see their own white privilege.” Apparently it makes them loony, too.

The principal has also established a special lunchtime drum class for Hispanic and black boys only–no whites, Asians, or girls allowed. She defends this decision by claiming “white people” do this kind of thing all the time and get away with it. “That’s your white privilege,” she asserts. Any moment now, she’s going to dive into a pile of produce at the supermarket and try to bathe in it.

All right, you folks in Portland, let’s see you complete this sentence. “I send my kids to these schools because _____________.”

P.S.: This school consistently performs in the lowest 15% in the state, academically. The principal says she expects the segregated drum class to turn her “minority” students into wiz kids.


Antifa Law Prof Canned

We toldja it was stupid to have an anarchist teaching law at a law school.

Remember this bozo from last week? Sure–he went on Tucker Carlson to say “the violence is justified,” blah-blah.

Well, this weekend he got caught tweeting about what “a privilege” it was for him “to be teaching future dead cops,” and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice suspended him. See, the prof believes the police are, like, the oppressors, so it would be okay for “the people” to rise up and kill them, etc.

Piling on, New York City Mayor Warren Wilhelm Jr., dba Bill De Blasio (he never uses his real name if he can help it), tore into the anarchist prof who has ties to Antifa (Thugs ‘R’ Us) storm troopers. Funny! Wilhelm aka De Blasio, a former Sandinista wannabe, has made his contempt for New York City police quite clear, and the patrolmen’s union has returned the favor, big-time. Maybe Warren aka Bill is trying to mend his fences with the cops. Lotsa luck with that, sunshine.

Meanwhile, we have persons who by definition don’t believe in law teaching law and playing footsie with an organization given to street violence, Weimar Republic style. Is anyone surprised it’s turning out like this?


Catholic University Fires Fake ‘Pro-Life’ Prof

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Here’s a little something Christians ought to watch out for: Far Left wackos piggy-backing onto a “Christian issue” or two in hopes of tricking Christians into supporting them.

Franciscan University, Steubenville, has fired an English professor who specialized in this kind of scam (https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-seamless-garment-at-steubenville)–pretending to be “pro-life” while devoting every ounce of energy to actively opposing and undermining Catholic teachings. The university forthrightly says that’s why she was fired.

How does the scam work? Well, you set up something called “The New Pro-Life Movement” in which a tepid objection to abortion is linked to every liberal cliche you can think of. That way, anybody who donates to your “pro-life” efforts will also be donating to your much more energetic efforts on behalf of sexual anarchy, pornography, revolutionary politics, and so on. As the professor once remarked on her blog, “To be human is to be disgusting.” Toldja humanists don’t like humanity.

It’s refreshing to see a Catholic college stand up for Catholic principles. It’s gotten to be kind of unusual, in recent years. Good for you, Franciscan University! May you serve as a role model for others.


Law Prof ‘Debunks’ Parental Rights

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Humanism–the worship of monsters

I keep telling you there’s no one as anti-human as a humanist. Here’s yet another example of it.

One James Dwyer, a law professor at William & Mary College and a big wheel in the family court business, in a recent interview with Michelle Malkin, said there is “no inherent right” to parent one’s own children (http://medicalkidnap.com/2017/09/12/law-professor-attacks-homeschoolers-believes-state-should-choose-parents-for-babies/). Indeed, he went further than that. In this quote, he seems to deny the biological reality of parenthood:

“The reason that parent-child relationship exists is because the state confers legal parenthood on people through its paternity and maternity laws.”

Gee, getting born to someone has nothing to do with it. I didn’t know that! Did you?

In 1994 this blot on the cultural landscape wrote “Debunking the Doctrine of Parents’ Rights,” published by the California Law Review. So you see, he’s not just some kook on a leftid blog. He is a respected member of the legal profession with rather more clout than most.

Oh, and he really hates homeschooling, too. Being educated by your parents, who love you, rather than by strangers and ideologues employed by the state, who are in it for the pension, violates your rights as a child. I don’t quite see that, but then I’m not a prestigious member of the law community.

Again, these people may seem funny, their positions laughable, their self-importance comical. But if they ever acquired the power to do the things they want to us, that wouldn’t be funny at all.

Laugh them off the stage while they’re still funny.


Now They’re Marching for… Hydroponic Cilantro?

Hey, you–America’s colleges and universities! Are you still here? Why? What good are you doing?

At the University of Texas, Austin, this week, “student activists” marched to demand hydroponic cilantro (https://www.wsj.com/articles/college-activists-march-on-the-cafeteria-what-do-we-want-hydroponic-cilantro-1504712705). “Wadda we want? Hydroponic cilantro! When do we wannit? Now!” In fact, these food protests are springing up on collidge campuses all across the country. At U Tex they had to hire a second college dietician because the first found herself “overwhelmed” by the sudden spate of new demands–by “feisty vegans” in particular.

Fun Fact! Over the past 30 years, college tuition, overall, has increased 400%!

As one student said, “If you’re not eating good things, how do they expect your brain to grow?”

Well, Sunshine, you’re a collidge student, so we actually expect your brain not to grow, but shrink.

Question for the colleges and universities!

What are we supposed to do with these millions of disgruntled “students,” once you’ve finished with them? They’re too spoiled and unreliable to be employed in any useful capacity, and much too disagreeable to serve as pets. They have degrees in ridiculous subjects like Gender Studies and Advanced Comic Book Studies and their brains have atrophied, thanks to you. What in the world are we supposed to do with them?

America’s colleges and universities are a millstone around her neck… and the water’s getting deeper.


Even More Incredible: ‘Have Sex with the Earth’

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[Warning: This news item is not only ridiculous, but also rather filthy. I report it because it’s necessary to know what those on the dark side are up to.]

I heard this on the radio today and didn’t believe it. But it’s true.

The head of the art department at UC Santa Cruz–here we are again in “higher education”–who describes herself as “ecosexual,” says people should “have sex with the Earth” to, well, Save the Planet. (https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/36330/) Let one quote from this professor suffice: she claims to be able to teach you how to “climax with the planetary clitoris.”

How much do you suppose she gets paid for this? Oh, the tuition dollars! Talk about getting your money’s worth of “education”!

Is there any sane reason at all for these colleges and universities to continue to exist? Is there even any silly reason to shell out thousands and thousands of dollars to send your sons and daughters there?

I just can’t wait to hear those reasons.


Wacko Lefty Colleges Get Hit Where It Hurts

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For a while there I was thinking there were never any consequences for wicked and absurd behavior, as long as you’re an academic. But now comes news that it’s payback time for two of the colleges that have disgraced themselves the most–Evergreen State College, in Washington, and the University of Missouri (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/01/colleges-struggle-over-defending-or-curbing-free-speech.html).

As a result of highly-publicized, ultra left-wing hooliganism, Evergreen’s freshman enrollment is way down, resulting in a $2.1 million shortfall in revenue. At Missouri State, freshman enrollment is down 35%, donations to the athletic department are down a whopping 72%, they’ve had to get rid of 400 jobs, and close seven dorms, renting them out for one-time-only purposes.

These two schools are hurting, big-time. It serves them right, and it would be very good indeed if the whole university system got it likewise. Time for Antifa U. to be shut down.

America’s “higher education” system is at least ten times bigger than it needs to be, wasting billions of dollars of our hard-earned money, and producing tens of thousands of sullen, ignorant, unemployable, radically immature, and thoroughly unreliable young people. It employs highly-paid idiots to be gender studies professors, diversity consultants, microaggression rapid response teams, and whatnot. It is swollen far, far beyond what is good for the country. It is a tumor that needs to be removed.

It’s really quite simple: There is no reason under the sun why absolutely everybody has to go to college. And it’s time we as a  nation got that through our heads. Trust me: you don’t really need a degree in Superhero Studies to get ahead in life.


School ‘Investigates’ 5-Year-Old Girl for Thought Crime

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It ought to be against the Geneva  Convention to start school before Labor Day. But in some parts of the country, it has. And the first education outrages of the new school year have already been perpetrated.

At Rocklin Academy in California (where else?)–kids come home from this school in tears, and have nightmares, from the mandatory “gender” lessons that scare some little ones into thinking they might spontaneously change sex–the principal has “investigated” a first-grade girl for the crime of “misgendering” a classmate (https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/08/31/the-lefts-pronoun-tyranny-first-grader-sent-to-principals-office-for-misgendering-another-student/).

This enemy of the people said hello to a boy she knew, but didn’t know that he was now “transitioning” into a “girl” and so addressed him by his old name, calling him Floyd instead of Petunia, or whatever the names in question were. Although the intrepid investigators eventually concluded that the girl had only erred because she really didn’t know the boy was now calling himself a girl–ah, wait, stop! I can’t write any more of this.

Why is anybody still sending children to these schools?

“We won’t stop until we’ve convinced all the boys that they’re girls and all the girls that they’re boys!”

“What good will that do?”

There can be no answer to that question.

One of the results of this age is the new building program Down Below. They’re gonna need a bigger Hell. And an extra-hot oven for all these perverted “educators” and the morale imbecile parents who let them get away with it.

To do these things to children–!

(Thanks to Linda for the news tip.)


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