‘Very Weird School “Policy”–Smile or Else!

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Where do “educators” come from? Is there a special place they go to, where they pick up strange ideas–or are they born cuckoo in the first place?

Very Weird School ‘Policy’: Smile–or Else!

In North Lebenon, PA, schools in 2018, students had to smile all the time–yes, the whole time they were in school (and that is certainly nothing to smile about!)–or else get put into “counseling,” or detention.

Fill in the blank and win a tin-foil hat! “I send my kids to public school to be ‘educated’ by full-blown loonies because __________.

‘The Pooperintendent of Schools’ (2018)

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Maybe it should say “Curb Your Superintendent of Schools.”

Remember this? The superintendent of schools of Kenilworth, NJ, was busted for repeatedly defecating on the grounds of Holmdel High School.

The Pooperintendent of Schools

This guy was pulling down a $147,504 salary, and when the story came out, he was suspended with full pay. It took a year to find out he finally resigned.

But wait! There’s more!

‘Pooperintendent of Schools’ Seeks Revenge on Cops Who Busted Him

So let’s see if we get this right. The guy goes around taking dumps on public property… and he sues the police? Like it’s their fault he thought he was a dog?

We don’t know if his threatened lawsuit ever made it to court. Once upon a time there were judges who’d jail a lawyer for contempt if he ever set foot in a courtroom with such a ridiculous case.

The Crazy Thinking Behind Our Crazy Public Schools

Arne Duncan's new book How Schools Work: An Inside Account

It was nice of him to answer my question–but his ideas were truly out to lunch.

Back in 2010 I interviewed America’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. He shared with me his vision of year-round school, 14 hours a day… and virtually a total ownership of the people by the government.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/messianic-secretary-calls-for-messianic-schools

“Community centers that address the needs of children…” What kind of needs would those be?

A Washington Post columnist gushed over the benefits to her children of their year-round school: “My second-grade daughter… made potions in her Harry Potter class.” Did they work?

Too many Christians totally don’t appreciate just how crazy public “educators” are. I’m talking howling-at-the-moon crazy.

Homeschool, Christian school… while you still can!

America is “educating” herself to death.

College Requires ‘New Pronunciation’ of Words

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We have always been told that the proper way to pronounce the word “fjord” is “f’yord,” because it’s a Norwegian word and in Norwegian, the letter “j” is pronounced “y.”

But authorities at Fimbo College have ordered all students and staff to pronounce “fjord” as “fuh-jord,” with “j” as in “jump.” They have also ordered all students and staff to refer to fjords as bodies of water found not in Norway, but in Kansas. Failure to do so will incur a negative review for staff members and subtraction of a full grade point for students.

Why are they doing this?

“Requiring a new pronunciation of words is excellent training in obedience,” explained Myra Jidrool, student government president, 42, a senior majoring in Intersectional Palliative Gender Studies. “Once the Green New Deal goes into effect, obedience will be the only response allowed. This will greatly enhance our freedom!”

They’ve only just started acting on this policy, but Fimbo College already has a list of new pronunciations of words. The list includes “kay-mol” for “camel,” “sheert” for “shirt,” and “white supremacist dirtbag” for “man.” (This makes it awkward to say the word “Manhattan,” for example: but, explains Ms. Jidrool, “Unconditional obedience is the name of the game.”)

Student and staff objections to the new policy, she adds, will be dealt with “vairy harooshlay.”

Very Weird School ‘Policy’: Smile–or Else!

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If you still think there might be sane people somewhere involved with public education, consider this.

In the North Lebanon, Pennsylvania, school district, the school policy is that students must smile in the hallway or else be put into “counseling”–and if that doesn’t work, detention (http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/05/16/school-students-required-smile/).

“Northern Lebanon officials,” says the news report from Pittsburgh, “did not explain what the purpose of the smiling policy was or what it is supposed to achieve.”

Kowabunga. R.J. Rushdoony would say its purpose is to enforce conformity and assert its power. I’d say he was right. Otherwise it’s just plain craziness. We can’t rule that out.

Really, people–do you want your children and grandchildren “educated” by these kooks?

If you walk around grinning all the time, don’t answer that.

My Newswithviews Column, Jan. 18 (‘Another Social Engineering Fail’)

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How bad is education in America? It’s getting to some point beyond my verbal resources.

Another Social Engineering Fails

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.