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Globalist Gasbags

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I’ve been reading a book co-authored by Alex Newman and the late Sam Blumenfeld–one of the pioneers of homeschooling in America. The title, Crimes of the Educators, pretty much tells you what it’s about.

No one but a fool would deny that America’s public education system is past hope of saving. Well, okay, maybe you deny it because you desperately want it not to be true. But it is. It is.

Newman and Blumenfeld say the shambles that is American public education was created on purpose by the educators themselves as part of a world-wide project to use the schools to turn nations of human beings into docile, manageable herds of Eloi. Again, it’s a fact that many movers and shakers in the world today have this vision, freely discuss it in public, and do whatever they can to make it come to pass.

Although I make it a general rule to believe bad people when they say they’re going to do bad things (they will at least try to do them), I don’t know how seriously to take these global education gasbags. I mean, how seriously do you want to take people who start sentences with the words, “When we rule the world…”? Or “World Citizenship should be the goal of the enlightened, with a world federation and a world brain” (quote by Alice Bailey, UN education mucky-muck).

“The enlightened”? You gotta be kidding me. And I think I’d rather not know what “a world brain” is supposed to be.

These people are profoundly stupid, obviously not all there, and they clearly think that this time, by cracky, they’ll build that tower up to Heaven and God won’t be able to stop ’em! Not this time!

How old is that Tower of Babel story in the Bible? And yet here it is again, today.

They may be stupid, they may be more than a little bit crazy–but there are so many of them, they never take a day off, you can’t turn them aside with truth or logic or reason, they’ve got financial backing out the wazoo… and they already own the public education systems of the Western world.

They’re too stupid, too deranged, ever to accomplish their dream. But oh! can they do harm, trying to accomplish it.

Our best defense is a massive withdrawal of children from the public schools. Kill public education, and Far Left Crazy dies.


An Unpleasant Memory

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Role model?

I just happened to think of one of the more unedifying experiences I had, teaching in a public high school. I deem it wisest not to say which school.

In this school there was a set of kids, all boys, who wanted to be… er, convicts. Jailbirds. That’s what they wanted to be, once they’d finished high school. They were getting a start on it by learning prison slang and trying to dress like convicts–you know: with that thing on your head that makes you look like a condom (credit my wife for the witticism).

The normal kids were afraid of these kooks. In one classroom there were only two normal kids, a girl and a boy, and all the rest these Rahway Prison wannabes, and I think if you were to tap either of those two normals on the shoulder, they’d jump out of their skin. They were that scared.

I have absolutely no explanation as to why the school allowed this. As for the Convict Kids’ parents, I suppose it’s possible they didn’t know. In most households in this school’s district, both parents had to work full-time to pay the bills. It wasn’t a cheap neighborhood. So maybe they didn’t know. I’m trying to be charitable.

But the school teachers and administrators knew. And did nothing. Maybe they kind of liked the slogan, “From the schoolhouse to the Big House.”


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.


‘Do Deer Read Road Signs?’ (2016)

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But can she type?

Remember this one? Lady calls up the radio talk show, upset because she thinks “Deer Crossing” road signs are misleading the deer…

https://leeduigon.com/2016/01/30/do-deer-read-road-signs/

Her whole argument was premised on her belief that deer were reading the signs and coming to a wrong conclusion.

The United States of America spends more money on “education” than any civilization in world history, has “educated” more people than any country ever, and has achieved an adult literacy rate that is the envy of… well, nobody.

But our deer our pretty smart!


‘Are You as Smart as an NFL Draft Pick?’ (2015)

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There’s a test they give National Football League draft picks–college graduates all–to see if they’re as smart as brook trout.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/04/16/3677/

In a word, no. They’re not. They average 40% right answers.

Why do they bother to test these college graduates’ reasoning power? I mean, you already know it’s going to be pathetic, don’t you?

A chilling thought: What if they gave this test to all Americans? (Runs screaming to sidewalk…)


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?


School Tax Potlatch: $1 Billion Up in Smoke

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Long ago, big shots among certain Pacific Northwest nations had a custom called the potlatch, in which the giver demonstrated his wealth, power, and prestige by giving away fantastic quantities of, like, everything–or even simply burning up stuff so everyone could see that he had stuff to burn.

We don’t have the potlatch anymore, but we do have school budgets, which are almost the same thing.

I missed this the first time around, four years ago, but Michelle Malkin revisited it today in her column: the time the Los Angeles school district potlatched $1 billion–yeah, we said “a billion dollars”–to buy iPads for the kiddies (https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2018/12/26/beware-silicon-valley-santas-in-the-schools-n2538037). The iPads came pre-loaded with Common Core crapola and “an onslaught of online ads.”

Did the kids get a billion dollars’ worth of smarter? In a word, no. They did get kind of tired of having their faces glued to a screen every waking moment.

But “educators” haven’t learned their lesson, Malkin says, and Big Tech is taking full advantage of educators’ wooden-headedness, showering public schools with a mass of shiny hi-tech toys–this at a time when at least some researchers are beginning to wonder if it’s really, truly such a good thing to have kids staring at a computer screen all day instead of playing, running around, and being normal.

A billion bucks–hot dog! The people of Los Angeles had to work for that money. It was their money. They earned it. Then the government–in this case the city educational authorities–took it and pissed a billion dollars of it into a fan.

Let me leave you with this thought: Kill public education, and leftism dies.


‘More Crap from Common Core’

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Love that government!

Until Common Core is actually repealed–and that’s never going to happen, with Democrats owning the House of Representatives–we will never be safe from “When the government speaks, the people must obey!”

https://leeduigon.com/2013/11/08/more-crap-from-common-core/

In case you had any doubts that we are living in a fallen world.

And y’know what’s the scariest part? That our country, these United States–we are the Rolls-Royce, the gold standard, the Faberge Easter Egg of human dignity and liberty in this so badly fallen world. No other country even comes close, except for maybe Costa Rica, although I’m not so sure about them lately.

Freedom is not natural in a fallen world. Tyranny is. Rending each other is.

For as long as we stand under God, we stand.

Out from under God… we fall like the rest of ’em.


Prepared for Life… as What?

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A personal anecote: a man who operates a Lindt candy shop in one of our New Jersey malls wished to hire part-time help, as do many small businesses during the Christmas season. So he hired a recent high school graduate.

As he tried to instruct her in her not-terribly-complicated duties, she interrupted with an objection. “I can’t count nickels.” “What?” “I can’t count nickels.” What she meant was, she couldn’t count by fives: 5-10-15-20-etc. Never learned. She can probably tell you all about Diversity, though. In case anybody comes into the shop looking for that instead of chocolate truffles.

He wrote her a short list of what she had to do. Another objection: “I can’t read that.” Turns out she can’t read cursive writing, never learned how.

What were they doing with her, all those years in school? With all those $100,000-a-year teachers and administrators? With all those tax dollars spent on her, ahem, “education”?

On second thought, I think I’d rather not hear the answer.


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