My Newswithviews Column, May 6 (‘Public Education As A Car: A Parable’)

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If public education were a car, would you buy it?

But that’s a silly question, because they force you to buy it whether you want it or not, whether you use it or not.

‘Public Education’ as a Car: A Parable  

We are getting a raw deal. Our country is “educating” itself to death. I don’t mean that as a figure of speech.

Look at our government. We Americans must be the biggest suckers ever to walk the earth.

 

‘NY School: No More Books’ (2017)

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How a civilization dies

In 2017 the nimrods running the Life Sciences Secondary School in New York City decided books were old and useless and from now on the school would go bookless–another one of those stories that made its little splash and then was heard no more, when our Free & Independent Nooze Media failed to follow it up.

NY School: No More Books

How stupid are The Smartest People In The World? Man, they show me nothin’! Do you like the way they’ve responded to the COVID crisis–which, in all probability, they created? Do you like the way they perform as caretakers of our culture?

Ruled, lorded over, governed, and educated by immoral morons…

What Is a ‘Slam Poem’?

Slam Poetry 101: An Introduction — Mud and Ink Teaching

Garbage in, garbage out

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.

 

Pushback!

The Brearly School is a chi-chi private girls’ school in Manhattan, the elite of the elite. But it’s turned into a nest of race-hustling idiotic leftids… And here’s a father pushing back. Tucker Carlson reads his letter to the morons in charge of the school.

Suicidal liberals–they won’t be happy until they wreck America. How does anyone at all–at all!–benefit from their Critical Race Theory? How does this do anything but teach people to hate each other, hate themselves, and hate their country? And how in the world is that supposed to benefit America?

You really have to wonder what’s the matter with these people. I once saw a white teacher, in front of a classroom full of black kids, “teaching” them that all white authority is illegitimate, resist it, ignore it, blah-blah. Well, that would include his authority, too, wouldn’t it? And how long would it take the students to figure that out?

Pay $60,000 a year to send your daughter to this idiot factory?

We have to wonder what’s the matter with those parents, too.

‘No “Life Plan,” No Diploma’ (2017)

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Why do all the stories coming out of the Chicago school district sound like satire? This one, for instance:

No ‘Life Plan,’ No Diploma

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?

‘Most Fantastic Education Reform Ever!’ (2017)

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Imagine a country in which every adult has a Ph. D.: in which every adult has to stay in college full-time until he gets one. Wow! 300 million Ph.D.’s, and then some!

Most Fantastic Education Reform Ever!

It might take you 25 years to earn your doctorate in Superhero Studies, but it’d be worth it! And think of the talent pool available for Mostly Peaceful Protests! Why, we’d achieve Pure Socialism in a matter of weeks!

We would all be “doctors.” That’s a plus!

‘School Blasts Mom for Giving Daughter Oreos’ (2015)

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Remember when it used to be that, if you paid for something, you owned it?

Now we pay for public, ahem, “education”–and they own us!

School Blasts Mom for Giving Daughter Oreos

Nothing would be a greater blessing to America than the total repudiation of our entire public education system, from kindergarten on up through the universities. We don’t need it anymore! If we ever did.

Complete the sentence and win a tin foil hat: I send my kids to public schools where the “teachers” mock me and despise my values because __________.

A Cure? Hell, No, We Don’t Want a Cure!

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Tish-tosh! 203 over 114 is not high blood pressure! It’s just different–and something not to be cured, but celebrated!

If you had a disability that could be corrected, or at least made less onerous, would you rather have the cure–or a bunch of academic pinheads “celebrating” you as “differently abled”? Sheesh, it’s not even proper English.

I have received an email describing this nonsense; and my sister, a healthcare professional, says it’s a “movement” that’s been gathering speed over the past few years. I am not going to name the school mentioned in the email, nor use any of the real names cited. Idiots are idiots no matter what you call ’em.

So they’re having a conference at Fimbo State to consider whether they should just forget about “curing” anything and instead trying to convince the disabled person to “flourish” in his mere “difference.”

Wow! I guess I can just throw my blood pressure pills out the window now and “celebrate” the fact that my blood pressure is just plain “different” and isn’t that just hunky dory? Sure takes the heat off the medical profession, don’t it?

The university is truly awe-inspiring as a fountainhead of genuinely bad ideas.

We could do nothing better than to cut off the funding. Now. Today.

U. of Virginia Headed for Lawsuit Over Student’s Speech Rights

The Rubber Room. – Fred Klonsky

You have to be crazy to ask questions at a university!

A judge has ruled that a student can sue the University of Virginia for trying to cancel his First Amendment right to free speech (https://nypost.com/2021/04/08/virginia-student-can-proceed-with-lawsuit-over-panel-confrontation-judge/).

See, they were having a panel on “microaggression,” and a second-year student had the bad manners to ask some questions. Questions! At a university! Whoa! And hard questions, at that–like, what exactly is microaggression, who needs to be protected from it and who doesn’t, etc., etc. Five whole minutes he consumed! And the lecturer was so rattled, she went crying to the looniversity authorities–who suspended the student and advised him to check himself in for psychiatric evaluation–because anyone must be mad, to question the dogma of microaggression. Stark, staring mad.

When the student didn’t go quietly to the rubber room, the authorities expelled him. So he sued them on a laundry list of charges; and most of them the judge threw out, but the suit over the erasure of the plaintiff’s free speech rights will go forward.

We pray he is awarded punitive damages steep enough to make the whole university howl. People need to be fired over this. There should be no place in America that runs just like it was the Soviet Union circa 1970. Including our colleges and universities.

Truly, we are “educating” ourselves to death.

 

Portland School Board: Trees Might Be Racist

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So they were thinking about making an evergreen tree the mascot of their high school sports teams… but then the Portland Board of (LOL) “Education” had second thoughts.

Trees, they cogitated, might be… racist (https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/trees_just_might_be_racist_portland_oregon_board_of_education_director_worries.html). Because, y’see, “trees” were sometimes used in lynchings.

It’s hard to imagine someone being lynched from a pine tree, but, hey, it’s the thought that counts! Or the lack thereof.

All lynchings were committed by people. Maybe people should be abolished, too–but only after they cut down all the trees.

We leave it to you to imagine what kind of “education” can be provided by characters who think like this. If we can even use the word “think” in this context.

Well, if we’re going to be governed by fools, we might as well have our children educated by fools, too.

Why we allow this is a mystery to me. Unless there are more numbskulls out there than we thought.