I pray that one of the results of the Chinese Communist Death Virus will be millions of new homeschooling families. Public “education” is run by Far Left crazies who teach your kids to be socialists and perverts. I know a lot of you don’t want to believe that, but it’s true.
Doh! “Sexual references”? Has the school board looked at its own K-12 sex education curriculum lately? Holy cow! It’s practically the Kama Sutra. Gatsby would have to be about a hundred times dirtier just to be in the same area code as “sex ed.”
They banned five books. The only other one that I’ve read was Catch-22, banned because characters who are guys in the army talk and act like guys in the army. I read it in college. On one memorable occasion in the classroom, the instructor was reading a particularly vivid passage aloud when one of the students fainted. We all thought he was kidding at first–but nope, he really fainted.
When I was in high school in the Late Bronze Age, everything on our required reading list was just plain boring. Silas Marner–which was worse, that or The Forsyte Saga? I think they were trying to put us off reading, permanently.
Up in Alaska, the five banned books were cut from the reading list of the High School English Elective Curriculum.
Just to show you where their heads were at, the school board’s vice president said of Gatsby, “If I were to read this in a corporate environment, I would be dragged into EO.” I think “EO” means “Economic Opportunity”–sort of a workplace thought police. You don’t want to be reading novels that’d suggest you were an Enemy Of The People.
As a high school student, I’m sure I would not have been mature enough to appreciate The Great Gatsby. If I were a public high school student today, I would already be up to my eyebrows in lurid sexual content and foul language: our popular culture is a polluted pond, and we’re the fish stuck swimming in it. How any single book would even be noticed in the avalanche of filth that’s dumped on us every day, is more than I know.
Meanwhile, the local bookstores say these titles have suddenly begun flying off the shelves.
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Prayer and Bible-reading having been forbidden many years ago, the last public high school I taught at had closed-circuit TV in every classroom. There was a network that provided “programming” to all participating schools, and it was on during the home room period. Every day.
Here’s the only thing I remember about that programming.
It had commercials. For reasons which will become apparent, I’ve forgotten whatever it was they were trying to sell.
In this commercial, a cartoon “teenager”–baseball cap on backwards, hair over his eyes, sloppy clothes–spent the whole 60 seconds being rude to adults. Slamming the door shut on an old lady just as she was about to go through it. Knocking over a trash can. Somehow this behavior was supposed to sell a product. Somehow it was supposed to be perceived as cool: like kids should emulate this jackass.
In this small way, public schooling contributed to the coarsening of our culture. Oh! I should mention that in the afternoon, the students used those TV sets to watch “The Jerry Springer Show.” That was major-league culture rot. A daily celebration of both ignorance and depravity. They weren’t supposed to watch it, but they did.
I haven’t been back to public school during the 21st century. I shudder to think of what they might be showing on those TV sets now.
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We were bound to get to this point sooner or later: crackbrained authority figures insisting we “affirm” whatever “identity” someone chooses to adopt–even if it’s a mythological creature that has never existed.
School officials at Hangem High School in Yuggoth, Michigan, now recognize “any and all identities” claimed by students and staff, and compel the entire school population to recognize them, too (http//:www.liketotallyfullofit.com). The school is redesigning the cafeteria to accommodate three students who insist they are centaurs.
Thanks to the revolutionary new policy, Hangem High’s student body and teaching staff now include three centaurs, seven vampires, Prince Charles, two mutually hostile Barack Obamas, a Dilophosaurus, Nancy Pelosi, the Lone Ranger, and Chuck Schumer’s Love Child–just to name a few.
“This has worked out very well indeed!” says Principal Albert “Clarabelle” Fanoogi, who now wears a clown costume when he patrols the school’s hallways, from time to time squirting students with a seltzer dispenser.
More than 3,000 Princeton University students have signed a petition demanding that the school do away with standard grading and replace it with “Pass/Fail” (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14557).
Why? Tut-tut–that you should even ask! Why, getting rid of A,B,C,D, F would naturally “alleviate stress”! Who needs the stress of getting good grades? And as an added bonus, there’ll be “academy equity”!
Why not just hand out diplomas to anyone who wants one? That would really alleviate stress.
The campaign for pass/fail is being led by the editorial board, 11 students, of The Daily Princetonian. They want the new system to start next semester, if not sooner.
Well, heck, what do you want for $54,000 a year tuition? (“Play-Doh! We want Play-Doh!”)
Just a thought: If colleges stay shut down, due to the Wuhan virus scare, for any considerable time… what’s going to happen when we learn how easily we can live without them? I mean, really–“Hire me, I passed college!” Heaven know what you’ll have to do to fail–eat Tide pods? Die?
Our country’s “higher education” system is the biggest unfunny joke on the planet.
Too bad it takes a freakin’ pestilence to make us close our borders. It should’ve been done years ago.
Remember this? After a pair of illegal aliens rape a 14-year-old girl right there in the school building, and parents object… the superintendent of schools calls them a bunch of racists and xenophobes.