Tag Archives: education follies

‘School Makes 3-Year-Olds Sign Pledge Not to Use Transphobic Language’ (2015)

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Now Playing! “The Attack of the Public Educators”

Have they really been clobbering us over the head with “transgender” for four years? Sometimes it feels like forty. Other times it feels like they only invented it four weeks ago.

And of course they have to rope defenseless toddlers into their insane jihad.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/04/27/school-makes-3-year-olds-sign-pledge-not-to-use-transphobic-language/#comments

A prayer: Lord, I simply can’t believe it’s your plan to hand the world and its children over to these spiritually diseased reprobates. If it were, you would have told us. Meanwhile, Father, please remember, when you judge this age, that these things are done without our consent, against our will, and over our objections.


Principal Orders Teacher Not to Attend Church

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Like, if this isn’t unconstitutional, what is? A school principal in a Midwest school district told a teacher, “You can’t be in church if your students are there” (https://www.wnd.com/2019/01/principal-to-teacher-you-cant-be-in-church-if-your-students-are-there/).

Say what???

The teacher got Liberty Counsel to defend her rights, and before escalating to a lawsuit, Liberty Counsel made a phone call to the district’s superintendent of schools–who lost no time overruling the principal’s “order.” This had to be done a year ago, too, when the same principal forbade the same teacher from leading an adults’ Bible club.

Do you think this principal might have a problem tolerating Christianity?

Well, we don’t know what his problem is, because Liberty Counsel won’t reveal his or her name, the teacher’s name, the name of the school district, or the name of the superintendent. I think the taxpayers of the district have a right to know who this yo-yo of a principal is, so he or she can be fired; but it’s not unreasonable for Liberty Counsel to withhold the names–out of courtesy to the superintendent, who has twice acted promptly to remedy the situation. I can’t fault them or him for behaving as decent and civilized human beings.

But for the time being, contemplate what this principal was trying to do. You can’t go to church if two of your students go there, too? I’d love to hear the preposterous, mutton-headed “reason” for this.

Our nation’s public education system, a misbegotten enterprise from the get-go, “solving a problem” that didn’t exist, is owned and operated by close-minded, ignorant, Christian-hating “progressives.” Christians don’t belong there–as students, teachers, or administrators.

And Christians should leave. They should leave now, to set up Christian schools and help Christian homeschooling families.

And there’s a nice payoff: kill public education, and Far Left Crazy dies.

And please don’t bother to argue that what goes on inside out public schools is “education.” That’s just laughable.


‘How Common Core Will Make Your Kids Smart’ (2014)

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I’ve just realized this headline can be read in two ways, equally true. Like, careful studying can make you smart; and a bee-sting will make you smart in another way. Isn’t English a cool language?

https://leeduigon.com/2014/02/27/how-common-core-will-make-your-kids-smart/

Meanwhile, five years later, the educational self-satire that is Common Core remains active in a lot of Red states, still damaging children, still wasting the people’s hard-earned tax dollars, still making a festival of ignorance.


Feminists Want to Ban Deodorants

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No, sorry, it’s not a satire. It’s for real.

Feminists at some stupid pow-wow at UCLA have called upon their cohorts to “refrain from wearing fragrances,” including deodorants (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11782). A lot of people already think feminists are unhygienic. This will do nothing to alter that opinion.

The title of the event is “Thinking Gender: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State” with “feminist, queer, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions.”

If you understood that sentence, there’s something wrong with you.

I guess they’re tryin’ to say America’s just this great big prison, part of “America’s gendered regimes of incarceration,” oh, brother, and all these left-wing weirdos have gotta get together and do somethin’ about it, big-time…

Does anybody wonder that I’m totally burned out by Friday?

Again let us appeal to whatever is left of sanity in our country: please, defund the colleges and universities! It can’t possibly do America any good at all to keep these idiot hatcheries open any longer.


Can You Say ‘Boiling-Over Hypocrisy’?

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Here we go again!

The kampus kops at the Looniversity of Illinois want students to report “acts of intolerance” to their “Bias Assessment and Response Team” so they can have “educational conversations” with the, um, offender until his mind is right, boss (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/red-alert-politics/campus-police-want-students-to-report-acts-of-bias). Because all those “acts of intolerance create an unsafe and unwelcoming environment.”

So what are “acts of intolerance”? The kops explain, “actions or expressions that are motivated [here they’re reading your mind], at least in part [how big a part?] by prejudice against or hostility toward a person (or group) because of that person’s (or group’s) actual or perceived [reading your mind again] age, disability/ability status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, national origin, race, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, etc.”

Hello? Can anybody show me a college or university where the faculty and student body are not spewing venom at “white” people in general, or heterosexual white males, or Christians, or conservatives as the evil and despicable source of all the world’s problems? Holding “workshops” and offering credited “courses” on it? Threatening and shouting down conservative speakers?

“Bias Assessment and Response Team? I would like to report an act of intolerance against white heterosexual males. Like, the university is holding this workshop on how bad and evil white heterosexual males are, and teaching that there’s got to be an end to ‘whiteness’! I’m white, see, and I find this environment like really unwelcoming, and it makes me feel unsafe…”

Do you think the fanatics leading the workshop are going to be hauled in for “educational conversations”? Don’t hold your breath!

“Expressions” of “intolerance”? What would those be? Facial expressions? The term is undefined.

All public funds to the University of Illinois should be cut off immediately.

Why are we paying these little tinhorn Stalinists to undermine our country?

P.S.–Guess what? Facebook won’t let me post this! Seems what I’ve said is against their “Community Guidelines.” What “community” is that?


‘Oh, Boy! Earn a Degree in Social Justice’ (2016)

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Attention, college students! If it’s a little too much for you, trying to make sense of Feminist Geography, mosey on over to Eastern Kentucky University and try for a degree in Social Justice.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/09/09/oh-boy-earn-a-degree-in-social-justice/

We, the higher education experts of America, won’t stop until every drooling idiot in the Western Hemisphere has a bachelor’s degree in something! No matter how ridiculous, no matter how useless, no matter how non-productive.

‘Cause it sure ain’t non-productive for us, you schnooks!


The Power of Stupidity

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(Taken from Crimes of the Educators by Samuel Blumenfeld and Alex Newman, WND Books, 2014, pg. 18)

When the top education official in the country says something flagrantly stupid, that tells you something about education in the country.

In 1993, Secretary of Education Richard Riley was told of a crisis in public education: the test scores just kept going down, most notably in reading. The situation was so bad, the National Center for Education Statistics pleaded for immediate, decisive action.

Secretary Riley, after absorbing what had been reported to him, remarked, “This should be a wake-up call for all Americans to consider going back to school and getting a tune-up.”

What?

Well, let’s see… The first time around, when you were in those schools full-time for 13 years (grades K-12), they weren’t able to teach you to read. So now, when you’re an adult and have to work, you should go back to those very same schools, part-time, and give them another shot at teaching you to read–when they couldn’t do it in the first place? What made Secretary Riley think they’d get it right if they had a do-over?

Happily, the problem of sinking SAT scores was fixed by the Educational Testing Service making the tests easier and adding points for “re-centering” the average score. This was brilliant! The average SAT score is set at 500; and if, say, 75% of the kids taking the test score below 500, and manage to average only 400… well, by cracky! 400 becomes the new 500 and is recorded as 500! Problem fixed, right?

Now it’s 2019, and the same pack of schnooks is still in charge of what we laughingly call
“education.” Only now we have no idea how to compare the test scores with those of earlier generations because they keep re-centering them!

Too many parents think they’re not qualified to homeschool their own children.

But really–could you possibly be less good at it than the people who are actually doing it?


Gibberish du Jour: ‘Feminist Geography’

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If you still think college is the place to go to get an education, think again.

Of course, you can learn all about Feminist Geography in college, while heaping up $100,000 in student debt. But what is “Feminist Geography”?

Turn we unto Wikipedia, which says Feminist Geography is “a process of situating geographical research on an intersectional foundation thereby examining axes beyond gender to incorporate positions of race, class, ability, sexuality, etc. Through this practice, feminist geography prioritizes praxis within the field as established in feminist epistemology.”

Cleared that up for you, have I?

Please! No more public funding for colleges and universities! Such a flagrant waste of money is a sin.


So What Is an ‘Adult’?

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How come it’s so easy for frogs, but not for people?

Some of our great colleges and looniversities are trying to find out what an “adult” is (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11710). Nobody seems to know. There appears to be a lot of tension. At what point, exactly, does one become an “adult”? And how do you get out of it?

Is it when you can drink adult beverages and watch adult movies?

“You know, that’s a pretty good answer!” says Dr. Emmet Landfill, department head of Nothing Studies at Wrongful Death University. “If they sell you the booze and let you in to see the movie, you’ve made it!”

But other academics, equally learned and wise, disagree.

“At no point in life does any human person ever become an adult!” asserts Professor Gertrude Windex, dean of fuzzy puppies at East Pakistan Teachers College. “For pete’s sake, why do you think we’ve invented the term, adulting? Adulting is a process, man! Like a Monopoly board with an infinite number of squares! And anyone who says otherwise should be expelled!”

So no one agrees. In fact, the only thing the the professors all agree upon is that everyone should go to college and stay there for as long as possible.


As Rutgers Rots

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Rutgers, New Jersey’s state university–I went there! I’ve got a degree from that place–continues its decay as an educational institution, now offering a three-credit course in “Practicing Social Justice” (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11702).

Why has public money been spent to set up a Women’s and Gender Studies Department? What earthly good is that? It’s just like leaving a pile of rotting meat on the sidewalk to attract flies.

So the Women’s and Gender Studies Dept. will be offering this stupid course as part of its stupid degree program. The course will focus on “resistance strategies” and “nonviolent confrontational organizing.” It’s remarkable, how quickly “nonviolent” confrontations can turn violent.  The only thing that keeps these idiots out of the hospital is that normal people aren’t as nasty as they are.

Also available in the Women’s & Gender Shinola degree program is a course in “Marxist Literary Theory.” Can you imagine anything more useless?

The time has come to cut off all public funding to wastes of time and space like Rutgers University. It’s obscene and insulting, to be spending hard-earned tax dollars on inane, silly, and self-destructive nonsense like this.


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