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End The Occupation! Why Johnny Can't Locate Iraq
Vocal Minority ^ | 7/19/11 | EricTheRed

Posted on 07/19/2011 2:19:22 PM PDT by EricTheRed_VocalMinority

A little over a year ago, I posted about discovering man-made global warming climate change propaganda at a public school in my town. A poster using Dr. Seuss characters to indoctrinate kids to help "save the planet" was displayed prominently in the foyer of the school. I noticed this poster last July at that school where my then-4-year-old was attending rec camp.

One year later I am happy to report that this poster no longer graces the walls of that school.

That's the good news.

Now for the bad news ...

On the way to pick up my son, now 5, from the same school today, I had New Jersey 101.5 on. On that station they were reporting about a recent study showing that U.S. students are embarrassingly non-proficient in geography. My blood was boiling while I listened to this. It was only a few weeks ago that were reporting that U.S. students score dismally in history!

When people hear news like this, there are always different explanations and excuses. Liberals will blame conservatives for fostering anti-intellectualism, for pushing the dominance of religion over science, and for our incessant and callous attempts to reduce spending on education (three arguments which are completely and utterly without substance, but then again, what liberal argument is? OK, yes, conservatives do want to lower education spending, but not because we're callous but because we're practical, and also because money does nothing to improve the schools but rather enriches greedy powerful public teachers unions and their political butt buddies.)

I prefer the conservative side's explanation as to why, despite throwing billions and billions into the public school system year after year, U.S. students seem to grow stupider and stupider: Liberals who have dominated the schools for decades now have replaced merit with self-esteem, cold hard facts with political propaganda.

What a coincidence that I heard this latest story about poor U.S. academic performance just minutes before picking up my son from camp. After I checked him out, he led me to the cafeteria where he had some art projects to pick up. As soon as I entered the large room, I immediately saw a disturbing trace of the recently completed school year. The following humongous hand-cut and colored letters appeared on the wall:

M U L T I C U L T U R A L     D A Y

Is it really any wonder why our children know less than they should? Our public schools are too busy filling their impressionable minds with garbage like man-made global warming climate change and multiculturalism. The proof is right there in a Crayola rainbow.

Liberals sanctimoniously lament the anti-intellectual culture allegedly spread by conservatism. But they ought to look in the mirror. The public school system has been run by liberals for nearly 50 years. The money keeps flowing more and more each year, and our children seem to learn less and less.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: education; propaganda; publicschools

1 posted on 07/19/2011 2:19:28 PM PDT by EricTheRed_VocalMinority
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To: EricTheRed_VocalMinority

Part of the problem is likely to be that, with all the dilution of facts to include every possibly politically correct element in history (or other subjects, as well), the facts are just lost in translation. Kids cannot sort out what is important (the historical facts) from what the slant being presented is.

2 posted on 07/19/2011 2:25:47 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: EricTheRed_VocalMinority

First order of business is to get your child out of public school right now.

3 posted on 07/19/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: EricTheRed_VocalMinority


Homeschooling is really the only safe way to take the responsibility on to educate one’s children effectively in America today.

Many complain of having “no time”, which can be overcome if one makes up one’s mind. I found that parents just have to be willing to actually make some changes in their lives. Thankfully, more and more are.

I found this site that seems to have a great curriculum focused on self-study that is very time efficient. I think the creator of it was some scientific/engineering type.

4 posted on 07/19/2011 2:47:35 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: Roos_Girl


5 posted on 07/19/2011 2:56:54 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: EricTheRed_VocalMinority
Why Johnny Can't Locate Iraq

Let's ask the expert on The Iraq!

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some . . . people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over HERE in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.


6 posted on 07/19/2011 3:16:58 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

The real cost of education is probably somewhere in the neighbourhood of 1600 bucks a year, and that’s paying for someone to teach your child one on one.

I figure, given my own costs, I could teach 1600x30 kids for about 48k a year, less than most teachers, plus you get one on one attention.

At 60 hours a week, each kid would get 2 hours a week alone time, and 104 hours in a year instruction time.

The cheapest current state charges around 7000 per student for around 900 instruction hours, or about 7.7 dollars an hour. This doubles for more expensive states at arounf 15 dollars an hour for 900 instruction hours.

The crazy thing, is that someone tutoring one on one for around 15 dollars an hour for 2 hours a week, is actually cheaper then the time spent with a teacher in school, in terms of instructional hours.

7 posted on 07/19/2011 3:24:43 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: EricTheRed_VocalMinority

Sorry this got so long and I got sick of editing!!! Forgive me.

Read Eakman’s book, The Cloning of the American Mind

And John Taylor Gatto’s, The Underground History of American Education (might be online free)

And of course, THe Closing of the American Mind—about the last 100 years, the sewage of Postmodern German Philosophy seeping into all Western curricula—moral relativism (antithetical to our Constitution).

What are they teaching our children? Intentional garbage “feel good, do it” philosophy of Marcuse. Destroy all knowledge of history and events—and all Classical literature (because it contains deep philosophical thinking—it might point them to Aristotle). They are trying to destroy Baconian/Newtonian logic and mostly Christianity—that religion which grew from the Hellenic thought and Jewish ideas and created the most geniuses in the history of man, that led to the Constitution of the US. (They are out to destroy the US, like they did Europe, by destroying the family and Christianity.) Europe was closer to the source of the rot, particularly the Weimar Republic.

You have to kill IQ, logic and reason, when you are trying to make slaves of people. You teach them Sex Ed—get them into pleasurable things so they ignore the intellectual ones==instant gratification kills intellect and search for knowledge—things that take effort, hard work, perseverance and putting off immediate gratification makes a person wise.

Read Herbert Marcuse—his sick Polymorpheus worldview —Sodomy for kids....that is the vision they are forcing onto your children with conditioning and indoctrination using sophisticated psychology of BF Skinner and Pavlov.

Multiculturalism, Tolerance, Diversity is all cultural Marxism...Run from it. It teaches that there is no right and wrong—no good and evil—(except the “evil” of “intolerance”) Bonhoeffer’s won’t exist this way. Marxists hate people like him who stand by principles in the face of evil. Your kids NEED to discriminate and they NEED to be intolerant of evil if they want to be free.

Schools have redesigned EVIL—the standards of Natural Law and the Bible which are our principles in legal system (or were) —to the Marxist ideal. (no sexual morality (they HATE family and want it destroyed so sex immorality is their favorite way of destroying relationships, particularly children and leaves them susceptible to state indoctrination and stupidity.)

When children are made to think all cultures are equal, which is the premise of multiculturalism (competition is evil, nationalism is evil, all “lifestyles” are the same)—they are teaching children that it is wrong to say one system is better than another, when in fact, some systems are horrible and demeaning. They want the idea that the US (which is the most successful form of government by all measures—particularly freedom) is NOT the best...they don’t want discerning in children. They are killing logic and thinking.

Schools tell children what to think....and quit teaching (Dewey) how to think—because they have been given no truth—no REAL knowledge of the great minds—Adam Smith, James Madison, The Federalist Papers, etc. They are ignorant. They can’t think cuz they have no knowledge base and no experience in the world. THEY USE FEELINGS—and say your FEELINGS determine right and wrong. Therefore, there is no God’s standard of right and wrong—Just Lenin’s or Stalins or whoever has the power to force their right on the people.

Kids have no moral base this way. They are open to any belief system, no matter how bizarre or unnatural—like two men can marry. It is the plan—been going on since Horace Mann really. Formative years are crucial to worldview—determines everything you do and think.

Emotional manipulation of children are forcing them to believe good is bad—like when kindergarten teachers were asking the kids how “they” would feel if they weren’t allowed to marry and were really in love like these two handsome men. This topic shouldn’t even be touched until a child is in high school. It is sexualizing children and corrupting nature’s development of sexual identity—putting such bizarre illogical thoughts into a child’s head which mock nature. This is EXTREMELY evil and is about corrupting children. It is child abuse.

This normalizes outrageous ideas —to expose young children to form an unnatural worldview of family. This perversion of nature used to be taught to children and normalized in ancient Greece, and, of course, you had pederasty to help initiate into such an unnatural “lifestyle”. They are taught the same in Afghanistan and the societies that pervert the nature of man, end up demeaning other human beings, since they use their body in demeaning ways. Dignity and worth never exists in societies which treat the body as a commodity to be used for such ends.

Normal becomes what children see—that is why all the homosexuals in TV. But a “fake” homosexual is portrayed on TV—reality proves they are not so “self-less” and “caring” and “good” as falsely portrayed to children. The vast majority are narcissistic and selfish and only care about their own pleasure. Their addicted to drugs or porn and are dysfunctional and sometimes end up serial killers, like Gacy and Dahmers. But the liberals go on to sell their worldview— they are trying to convince everyone that the Bible is hate speech and, is mean.

No Christian morality allowed—They are BIGOTS!!!!!and so hateful—OH, but Christianity is what freed slaves and made people so independent and leery of governments. Kid’s are never taught the truth anymore at public is all lies. If there are little bits of truth—it is twisted and packaged to make good look evil and evil look good.

8 posted on 07/19/2011 3:52:43 PM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I cannot tell if that is a correct, cogent, intelligent answer or not. The bottom of the photo’s been chopped off.

9 posted on 07/19/2011 4:01:00 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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10 posted on 07/19/2011 4:42:57 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Well, there are many fine Christian & Classical Schools around, many of them born of the homeschooling movement or in partnership with it, and they often have low tuition. I know. I teach in one. We start Latin in the 3rd grade. And my students learn their geography . . . or I don’t pass them.

11 posted on 07/19/2011 7:45:56 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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