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They Call It ‘Education’

Here’s Tucker Carlson exposing the latest mischief that its perpetrators are calling “education.” It’s “Deep Equity Education,” a teacher training curriculum aimed at convincing undefended children that everything about America is “racist” and it’s all white people’s fault–the usual “social justice” claptrap, with the usual baggage of pseudo-language and lying.

Hey, people–when are you gonna wake up? You pay for these horrible “schools,” but you don’t have any say at all in who teaches there, or what gets taught. All you do is pay and pay and pay! To this day, no one has dared calculate how much you pay, each year, for the total cost of, um, “public education.”

And what do you get for your money? You get Far Left white liberal wackos teaching your children that everything is racist, if they’re white it’s all their fault and they must spend the rest of their lives punishing themselves, and if they’re black or hispanic, well, they’re inept and incompetent victims who need empowered leftists to run their lives for them and give them free stuff.

The idea is to tear down the country so they can build God knows what on its ruins.

Kill public education, and Far Left Crazy dies.

Kill public education. It’ll be worth it.

P.S.–Deep Equity urges teachers to “explicitly reject and resist” any complaint by parents. You’re paying for that, suckers.


‘Teacher’ Mocks Students’ Religious Beliefs

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Tell me one more time: you send your kids to public school to be “educated” by Far Left unionized kooks because __________,

A teacher at Johnston High School, North Carolina, has been suspended–with full pay, of course–for segregating her students according to their religious beliefs, and mocking the students who believe in God (https://jocoreport.com/teacher-under-investigation-for-segregating-students-based-on-religious-personal-beliefs/).

“This is an unfortunate incident,” said the superintendent of schools. Ya think? So he’ll “investigate it.”

The alleged teacher had the students line up on opposite sides of the classroom, according to whether they believed in God or not; then whether they supported abortion or not; and then whether they supported “gay rights” or not. Having finished that phase of her agenda, the teacher went on to mock the students who didn’t share her own depraved and indefensible beliefs.

I think you have to commit suicide before they actually stop paying you, if you’re a unionized schoolteacher.

We pay for these schools. Why do we have no say about who gets to teach there?


Vote for… This?

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We have an election in our town next week. There is no Republican Party in our town. Democrats run unopposed. God help us.

I’ll be there, though, to vote against a public question: the school board’s “Proposal for Additional Funds.” Let me give it to you from the ballot.

“Resolved that there shall be raised an additional $700,000.00 for General Funds in the 2019-2020 School Year. These taxes will be used exclusively to provide a district wide Mental Health/Emotional Support Program, including appropriate staff and services, intervention, professional development, benefits and related costs. Approval of these taxes will result in a permanent increase in the district’s tax levy. These proposed additional expenditures are in addition to those necessary to achieve the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.”

Now, what do you want to bet the poor ignorant voters approve this freakin’ thing? The school district already got its budget passed, but now they want more money–$700 G’s.

Something about this vaguely-worded proposal cries out “Mischief!” Whom will they decide needs “mental health intervention”? Who needs their “emotional support,” and why? What kind of support? And so on.

Educators can’t be trusted. Why do they get to take our money, then go ahead and hire anyone they please to teach our children whatever commie crapola they wish? And why are we so supine, as to submit to this? Sheesh, all King George wanted was a stamp tax, and we ran him right out of America for it.

Let me be blunt. My strong suspicion is that this money will be used to promote and advance transgenderism. But people don’t want to know that, because then they’d have to come up with some reason for leaving their kids in those schools.

If our civilization ever collapses, on its tombstone will be written, “Educated themselves to death.”


Ask the Kiddies: ‘What’s Your Gender Identity?’

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Up in Canada, corralled by Far Left Crazy rulers, the Ottawa-Carleton school district plans to ask children about their “gender identity” and other personal matters–for the usual, er, “reasons”: stopping “bullying” and “racism,” blah-blah (https://pulpitandpen.org/2019/10/29/ontario-school-board-plans-to-give-illegal-student-survey/).

They’ll be asking kids a lot of questions about “belonging” and “feeling safe,” along with information about four-year-olds’ “sexual orientation.” It will help them teach “the importance of identity while also exploring its complexity.” And help fight Racism.

Uh-huh. You are not “you”: you are only the sum of your external characteristics that determine your “identity.” What identity politics tries to do is wipe out any sense of “you.” It’s one of the missions of public education.

Parents of children in grades Kindergarten to sixth may take the survey for their children. Older students will have to take it themselves. Because the survey has no legal basis, one can opt out of answering certain questions or even opt out of the whole business.

One airhead on the school board said the purpose of the survey is just “to get to know our students better.” When was the last time you got to know someone better by giving him or her a written survey?

Oh, but that’s Canada! That doesn’t happen here!

Actually, Canada is “here” to many readers on this site. And if it hasn’t happened here yet, you can be very sure it will happen sooner or later. Teacher unions won’t pass up the chance to do it to Americans.


*Sigh* Now It’s ‘Social Justice Math’

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We, the undefended taxpayers of America, lay out a fortune every year to fund our public schools (if you even want to call them schools). We pay for them, but we have no say in who teaches and who doesn’t, and no say in what’s taught. How did we ever get roped into a sucker deal like that?

Now the unionized left-wing “teachers” in Seattle’s public schools propose to bring in “social justice math,” based on their lunatic perception of “how technology and/or science have been and continues to be [Is there an English teacher in the house?] used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color” (https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/seattle-public-schools-proposal-teach-social-justice-in-math-class/). It would be more respectful, and just as useful, to rake our money into a pile and burn it.

So getting the right answer to a math problem is Racist or Hateful or whatever–and we pay for these absurd “lessons” that will only serve to make kids stupid and encourage them to be brain-dead little leftids who never run out of things to whine about.

When do we get some pushback?

We pay for these schools. We ought to own them.


Things That Ought to Bug Us

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There are things that ought to bug us more than they do: that ought to be questioned, for which real answers, not just a lot of double-talk, ought to be demanded. Here are two of them.

We ought to be bothered by the fact that you go into Congress with a salary of $174,000 a year and come out a multi-millionaire. Our country’s founders never imagined public office to be so flaming lucrative. Look at Bernie Sanders: never did a lick of work outside of politics, and he’s got four houses. How do they do it? How do they get so fabulously rich at our expense?

And then there are the public schools. Why don’t the people who pay for the schools, the taxpayers living in the district, get to decide who teaches in those schools and who doesn’t, and what gets taught and what doesn’t? That was the way we used to do it; and Alexis de Tocqueville, visiting from France early in our country’s history, marveled at the overall literacy of Americans. But now, trillions of dollars later, our illiteracy is a cause for wonder. What would happen if people could vote on, say, whether unionized teachers ought to teach our children that America is a racist hell-hole and a boiling cauldron of injustice? How many districts do you think would vote for that?

Have we lost even the possibility of questioning such things, and demanding answers? Is the way it is the way it truly has to be? Heaven forbid.


‘Emory Students Freak Out Over “Trump 2016” Scrawled on Sidewalk’ (2016)

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Remember this? The students were so traumatized at the thought of someone who’s not a corrupt commie being elected president, they could barely come out from under their beds.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/03/24/emory-students-freak-out-over-trump-2016-scrawled-on-sidewalk/

So Emory Looniversity had to come up with a new “sidewalk-chalking policy”–y’mean they had an old one?–so no one could chalk anything on the sidewalk without first obtaining the permission of the schmendricks who run the place.

Presumably it’s still okay for them to play hopscotch on the sidewalk.

“Educating” ourselves to death…

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What Do They Want from Boys?

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(The content is disgusting enough without my illustrating it. Look at some baby chicks instead.)

Our esteemed colleague Marcia has made a thought-provoking point.

Talk about mixed messages! On one hand we have “educators” and other self-anointed change agents doing everything they can think of to emasculate boys, even to the point of feverishly encouraging them to “transition” into girls. And drugging them if they won’t sit quietly at their desks all day.

But on the other, you have best-selling novels about young women irresistibly drawn to younghandsomefabulouslyrich men, usually devoid of body hair, who subject them to physical abuse and humiliation… which somehow constitutes a “romance”.

So which is it, feminists? Door 1 or Door 2?

Y’know what? I don’t think they know! Their position has become too incoherent for even themselves to untangle.

But really, it’s the same thing behind both doors–culture-killing foolishness. Either one is toxic. Both are evil.

Kill the culture, though, and it’ll kill you back.


‘Teacher’ Reassigned for Forcing Opinions on Middle School Students

A middle school teacher in Florida has been “reassigned”–that means yanked from the classroom, but still getting paid–for giving students a quiz in which one of the multiple-choice questions listed President Donald Trump as “Republican. Real Estate businessman. Idiot.”

Do you think any teacher who called Obama an idiot would be allowed to remain anonymous? Think riots. Think hate crime charges. Think nationwide breast-beating outrage.

As icing on the cake, this quiz was administered to a class in computer applications. That’s according to a newspaper article published by GateHouse Media. The reporter probably went to journalism school: the article combines two different “teachers” in two different school districts in two different years into one rather confusing news story. Then again, it might’ve been the fault of clumsy and inept editing.

Hats off to the parent who brought this to the attention of the school principal AND posted the quiz on social media for millions of viewers to see. The embarrassment and public outcry forced the principal to do something about it. Hey, out there! More of you should be embarrassing your local school officials! It’s the only way to get them to remember who they work for.

Will this blockhead of a “teacher” get fired? Generally the only way a unionized public school teacher can actually lose his or her job is by dying. Or wearing a MAGA hat. But I’m sure the school officials did not appreciate being nationally pilloried; and they might find some way to convince the “teacher” not to do it again.

 


When College Students **Don’t** Want Socialism

Socialist Youth: Are Americans Morphing Into Europeans?

Let’s hear it for “education”

Public education has succeeded in its mission as a “change agent.” Lots and lots of young people now say they’re in favor of “socialism”–they don’t know what it is, but they’re in favor of it–and would rather live in a socialist country than a capitalist one. Most of them think “government should do more to solve problems.” Government should DO SOMETHING! We want ACTION! We want CHANGE!

But how would college students like some of their Grade Point Average “redistributed”? Uh… they wouldn’t like that at all. (https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/young-people-reject-socialism-in-the-classroom/)

They draw the line at socialism actually coming into their classrooms and sawing off chunks of their GPAs. They believe they’ve earned those grades! That they put in the time studying, cramming, going to class instead of cutting, and that their grades are, as it were, their wages. They wouldn’t like to see the fruit of their labors taken away from them and doled out to layabouts who didn’t earn good grades.

For grades, boys ‘n’ girls, read “paychecks.” ‘Cause that’s how government “solves problems.” It takes your money that you worked for, that you earned. And uses it to set up new bureaucracies that provide jobs and pensions for government employees but somehow, comrades, the poor stay poor! Guess they didn’t take enough.

So, yeah, they want CHANGE and ACTION, all right–but not if it comes out of their hides.

And it will, honey-chile, it will… It always does.


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