How do the teachers’ colleges train them to be kooks?
I could still generate this blog every day if I published nothing but news items about how awful public schooling has become. Literally, I would never run out of material. But I’d probably run out of readers.
How Do Teachers Learn to be Kooks?
Quick, call the police! Children playing ‘hangman’!
And the police come when they’re called. That’s the strangest thing of all. You’d think they’d lock up the kooks for wasting their time.
I went to teachers’ college in the early 1970s and it wasn’t a training ground for kooks, cranks, and wackos. It was mostly just dull.
But honk if you think public education is just fine.
Yes, you can go to the fair without getting massacred.
Someone posted a terrorist threat on social media, aimed at the Lee County Fair in Alabama, threatening a massacre of “Negroes” by “White Power.”
Investigators traced the post back to–you’ve already guessed it–a black teenager in Louisiana (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/author-social-media-threat-proclaiming-white-power-threatening-murder-spree-blacks-county-fair-identified-black-teen/). Police there arrested the 18-year-old on unrelated charges, and he is now waiting to be extradited to Alabama.
So once again it’s a race-baiting hoax, requiring extra security at the fair and using up police time that might have been better utilized. Who can keep count of how many times things like this have happened? Far Left crazies creating “threats” against themselves. And getting caught.
We probably need stronger laws against this, and more impressive penalties.
In another month or so, persons with no more sense than God gave a sofa cushion will be going back to college, people who should know better will be paying for it, and police departments might as well think seriously about creating a Hurt Feelings Squad for rapid response to truly idiotic complaints.
Hurt Feelings? Dial 911!
Each and every nuance of human behavior–except, maybe, being dead, or being all alone in the woods–can be viewed as a “microaggression” and thereby subject to government response.
Trust me on this. If the United States really does go belly-up someday, nothing will be more to blame than our so-called public education system.
The kid burped! Quick, call the cops!
(We still haven’t recovered from five disastrous weeks of intermittent internet access, and viewership here has subsided to 2016 levels. So we might as well run a post from 2016, too. It’s a kind of time travel.)
It’s always just about impossible to decide which was the most outrageous public education story for any given year. But this one would certainly be up there.
Boy, 13, Jailed for… Burping
That year, in Albuquerque, saw police–had they nothing better to do?–bust a 13-year-old boy and throw him in jail for… burping in class. Yes, idiotic “school officials” who couldn’t deal with a kid being silly called the police. And the police came.
What kind of lesson does that teach? Go ahead, pick one.
The government has too much of our money and they spend it foolishly, if not insanely.
Forbidden! Quick, somebody call the cops!
It’s instructive to visit the archives of this blog, just stroll around and see what was happening a few years ago. For instance:
Another Incident to Shame America
One of the things we learn from these casual examinations is that America was getting pretty wifty well before any COVID virus came along. What? An unsupervised child shooting hoops? You really have to wonder–was any official involved in this quite sane? I mean, this is really crazy schiff.
I am so glad my childhood was spent in the 50s and 60s rather than today.
There’s an awful lot of stupid stuff we have to stop doing as a nation. Before it does us in.
My first impulse was to blame the police for allowing dingbat school officials to waste their time with another “The sky is falling!” alarm–this one resulting in the arrest of a 13-year-old middle school student for allegedly making a “criminal threat.” With her finger (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/olivianiland/kansas-westridge-middle-school-13-year-old-finger-gun-arrest). This was last month at the Westridge School in Overland Park, Kansas.
But Police Chief Frank Donchez stands by his action. “I’ll take heat all day long for arresting a 13-year-old,” he said. “I’m not willing to take the heat for not preventing a school tragedy.” Hard to blame him for that.
It seems some other kid asked the girl to point out “five people you would kill,” so she made a “finger gun” and pointed to five other kids. Once upon a time that would be just idle, ordinary kid talk. But times have changed.
According to the police chief, those children went home and told their parents about the incident, the parents called the police, and the chief talked to them. They were “genuinely fearful of this girl,” the chief said.
My usual reaction to stories like this one is, “Well, here’s another overstaffed and over-budgeted police force with an awful lot of time on its hands.” But not this time.
However–! Our public schools today have become morally toxic: no God, no prayer, “celebrate gender fluidity,” Climate Change “we’re all gonna die in just 12 years unless we get a global government,” assignments to the kiddies to write suicide notes–who is this good for? What kind of spiritual environment is this?
You can station a police officer on every corner of the town; but if the people are lawless at heart, it won’t do any good.
Not really that funny, was it?
This week medics and police spent several hours investigating a “dead baby” in a park in Queens, New York City–until a medical examiner realized the baby was actually just a doll (https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2019-06-18/a-nightmare-that-was-not-new-york-rescuers-find-dead-baby-is-actually-a-doll).
After first responders pronounced the doll dead, police roped off the area as a crime scene and began looking for clues. They stopped when the M.E. told them it was a doll, not a baby.
In fairness, it was quite a realistic-looking doll and police have procedures that they must follow to secure a crime scene for the collection of evidence, some of which can be literally microscopic. So what we have here now is a prank that wasted police and first responder time.
We also have a rather horrible irony. Here all these guys are, pouring time and labor into what they think is a dead baby left in a public park… in New York state, where the governor recently turned on all the lights to celebrate a new abortion law that allows them to kill a baby as he or she is being born.
Why is the one apparent killing a police matter, and the other… just “women’s health”?
“Some kid called a brownie a brownie!”
So, a snack was served at Collingwood Elementary School, a little boy said something about brownies–because that’s what they were serving–and next thing you know, “school officials”–there goes that doofus alarm again–police, the county prosecutor, and the New Jersey Division of Child Protection get involved.,. because somehow the mere mention of brownies, when brownies are actually present, constitutes “a racial incident” (https://leeduigon.com/2016/06/30/stupid-authorities-crash-down-on-9-year-old-for-calling-brownies-brownies/). Government goofs converge on the incident like sharks around a sinking ship.
Stupid Authorities Crash Down on 9-Year-Old for Calling Brownies ‘Brownies’
Most of you have never had occasion to pass through Camden County, New Jersey. If you’ve ever seen it with your own eyes, you’ll marvel that any of these “authorities” find time to devote to imaginary “racial incidents”–I mean, just look at it!
But wherever Democrats rule–the correct term is “to serve in public office,” but these creeps “rule”–this is what you find: the whole place going to hell in a handbasket while the “authorities” dream up new ways to keep people stirred up about “racism.”
Shame, shame, shame on us for letting them do it.
Had she really never seen this before? Really?
This week’s phony “hate crime” was reported by the mayor of Lamar, South Carolina, back on Feb. 7. It’s getting so that real “hate crimes” are more of a subject for cryptozoologists than criminologists.
In this case, the mayor got all cranked up over some “sticky, yellow substance” found on her and her husband’s cars one morning. The fact that no threatening message accompanied it, the mayor found even scarier than it’d be with a threat. But, she declared, “My husband and I refuse to be intimidated by those who perpetrated this act of vandalism which I classify as an act of hatred.”
That would be… trees.
Although police realized the scary stuff was pollen from the nearby trees the moment they saw it, they still had to “investigate” because a “hate crime” is such a serious event.
The mayor so far refuses to believe it was pollen. Of course, she could have easily wiped some of it off her car and taken it to the nearest high school to put it under a microscope in the biology lab. Then she could see for herself. Pollen grains are those round things with the spiky bits.
But that wouldn’t be anywhere near as dramatic as a “hate crime.” You should see the amount of pollen that falls on our cars. No international news for us.
Shouldn’t it be at least a misdemeanor, to waste police time and resources? You should at least have to prove you didn’t do it on purpose.
Before you know it, collidge will be back in session, with millions of people flocking to the halls of higher education. And the Educators want to be sure the students are prepared to deal with the potholes on the road of life. Like, if somebody says something that upsets you…
I put it to you, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, that the looniversity has had its time on center stage and done absolutely nothing to deserve it.