Y’know, I think I could put together a fairly thick book just from blog posts on teachers and professors saying things not only asinine, but out-and-out stupid, up-front loony, or even solidly depraved. And parents are paying thousands and thousands of dollars to get it!
America cannot survive its “higher education” system. Just plain can’t.
In addition to being one of the stupidest things I ever heard of, this item shows that “educators” have had years to turn our schools into idiocy factories.
So the principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School in the riot-happy city of Portland, Oregon, declared peanut butter and jelly sandwiches “racist.” How so? Shut up, you racist hater biggit! Something to do with “white privilege.”
Way back when, I taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It was an engineering college then. Its graduates were expected to be able to design and build things that wouldn’t fall apart.
Now RPI has an “ethnomusicologist”–do you know what that is? does it have anything to do with engineering?–who has organized a major academic conference [groans offstage] to “explore” pop stars like Taylor Swift… and especially in regard to “the whiteness of her fans.” Am I wrong, or are these people starting to sound like Captain Ahab? Obsessed with killing the White Whale.
Well sheee-it! boys ‘n’ girls–that bridge you designed and built just collapsed with 200 cars on it, but so what? You’re clued into the whiteness of Taylor Swift’s fans! Really, what more could anybody ask in an engineer?
Damn, everything’s racist! You just can’t have any fun anymore! Gotta ban everything.
Yeesh! Now I know how Pandora felt when she opened the dadburned box–that she shouldn’t have touched!–and all the evils of the world flew out.
It turns out there really is such as thing as “slam poetry,” which got invented when I wasn’t looking. It’s poetry to be read out loud, usually by children (oh, where do I hide?) and usually is meant to display some kind of left-wing twitch somewhere in the brain. Public school “teachers” are really high on this (http://teacheroffduty.com/20-slam-poems-you-can-use-in-your-classroom-tomorrow/). They’ve even got slam competitions.
Roses are red, violets are blue/ I changed my gender, so I’m better than you!
So simple, a 12-year-old can do it.
Parents! Do you honestly, truly, want these kooks “educating” your children? What do they have to do to wake you up? Burn the building down, with the kids still in it? Would that do it?
Kill the culture, and it’ll kill you back. Guaranteed.
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Yowsah, yowsah! You gotta have a life plan–I mean, Life Plan–before you can graduate high school. Or so said Rahm Emanuel a few years ago, when he was mayor. If the mayor of my town ever said a thing like that, the school board would cry bloody murder and everybody else would just scratch their heads.
Whose “life plan” that he hatches out at 17 or 18 actually gets followed? And please don’t think public schools have done anything but get worse and worse over the past four years. “My life plan is to be an anti-racist superhero!” Uh-huh. “I’m gonna be famous!” Somehow. She’s a little shaky on the details.
Anyway, this story dried up and blew away when Emanuel left office; so who knows if they ever actually did it?
As we wonder how to save our country, we must not forget to keep asking “From what?” And the answer should include “public education.”
Bad enough our teachers’ unions are out-and-out communists. But look at some of the tricks they get up to in their classrooms: like suspending a child for “threatening” to use a magic ring he saw in a movie, The Hobbit.
I have revisited this case today as a reminder that our problem runs a lot deeper than the politics. Think about it. Did the “school officials” actually believe this little boy had a magic ring, which he could use to make another child disappear? I wish I had one that’d make them disappear! What kind of, uh, “education” would these schnooks provide?
And what in the world can we be thinking of, subjecting millions of our children to such a travesty of education? And that’s when they’re not “teaching” gender-bending and what a no-good rotten country America is, etc.
It’s not just our sins that have brought us to this point, where we have to fear for the destruction of our republic. It’s our follies, too. And our so-called education system is the biggest folly of them all.