Skip to comments.Only in California? Donít Bet on It (What's on your child's school supply list?- Pop Quiz)
Posted on 08/03/2011 2:37:05 PM PDT by NYer
I recently heard the first radio ad of the season for school supplies, so it wont be long before the bell rings and Americas children file back into the classroom for another year.
Perfect timing for a pop quiz. Everyone grab a No. 2 lead pencil and join in.
Question 1: At the end of the past school year, an elementary school in Oakland, Calif., took some heat from parents for telling their students there are more than two: A) ways to skin a cat; B) political parties in America; C) sides to every argument; D) genders.
The answer is D, of course.
At Redwood Heights Elementary School, the gender-bending Gender Spectrum and Diversity Training program – lasting two days – included the notion that there are different ways to be boys and different ways to be girls, according to a report by the Culture and Media Institute. The public school used a $1,500 grant from the California Teachers Association to fund the program, which also featured a visit from single-sex Hawaiian geckos and transgender clown fish.
Must be the kids in Oakland are already so well-versed in the core curriculum that they have time on their hands to consider the New Age issue of sexual identity, that being, With which gender do I identify today?
Really, if you dont know by now that gender identity is fluid and can change throughout the life cycle, youre clearly not paying attention.
Lets move on to the next question and come back to this issue later.
Question 2: According to a report by the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) at Mills College, Calif., students knowledge of civics can be described as: A) comparable to that of John Adams; B) comparable to that of Speaker of the House John A. Boehner; C) comparable to that of Killer Clown John Wayne Gacy; D) comparable to that of a potted plant.
The answer is D, potted plant.
OK, thats not exactly what CERGs California Survey of Civic Education said, but heres what it did say: v verall students only averaged a little over 60 percent correct on the commonly used survey items designed to test civics content knowledge, a low D on most grading scales. While these results are consistent with national assessments, they are especially disturbing considering that the 12th graders surveyed had taken a course in U.S. government during their senior year.
California – and the nation – has a big problem when it comes to the civics education of our children. What little they learn through the social studies curriculum amounts to a watered-down version of democracy (small d), and certainly not an understanding of the sophisticated and complex constitutional republic that is our form of government.
But just in time for the new school year, Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Legislature are beefing up their social studies standards. Earlier this month, the governor signed into law gay curriculum standards that will require the Golden States children not only to learn about gay history in America, but will also seek to identify the sexual orientation of historical figures and highlight those who are gay, lesbian, transgendered or bisexual.
The new standards are meant to indoctrinate Californias children on the issue of homosexuality, and portray those who dont accept the normalcy of such behavior as bigoted (that would be you, Christians, Orthodox Jews and Muslims).
As for the question of how an LGBT curriculum will improve the already dismal civic education of Californias children, the answer is pathetically obvious. It wont.
Now, the last question on our pop quiz: How long will it be before the California social studies standards on LGBT figures in history sweeps the nation and becomes the law of the land?
The answer is A – A New York minute.
I will this is high on the list with our lesbo mayor here in Houston.
“Really, if you dont know by now that gender identity is fluid and can change throughout the life cycle, youre clearly not paying attention.”
Hey! It’s just like the Constitution!
We are working on getting a referendum on the ballot to overturn this hogwash.
Everyone go and download and sign the petition who is a CA registered voter - even if you don’t want to circulate petitions, you can download one or two for your own household, fill it out and mail it in.
Spread the word.
I looked in two stores this week for #3 hard lead pencils. They weren’t there. I’ll have to order online.
Legal no. 2 pencil... so what constitutes an illegal pencil?
I knew there was something just not right about that GEICO lizard.
I don’t know. But I was foolish, and typed the phrase into the dreaded Google:
Did you know about the “Illegal Pencil Fighting Championships?”
There are times when My Shorter, Cuter Halfand I are mildly frustrated by living in a small town. TLMs are far away. No close music store (for me). But for the most part, it is a rather conservative town. The county line has a sign indicating a respect for farming. And so far, in the eight years we’ve lived here, none of this sort of hooh-hah has yet come into view. Our county has a lot of home-schoolers, as well. If worse came to worse, we’d join ‘em.
Governor Brown is the same “man” he was before. And, unfortunately, the awful progressive element that was beginning to flourish when I last lived there is just as bad as ever. Now that I think about it, it’s somewhat surprising that California hasn’t made a more concerted effort to stamp out any but public schooling. I guess that’s next on the agenda.
There ARE more that two genders. There’s masculine (e.g. him, his, steward), feminine (e.g. her, hers, stewardess), and neuter (e.g. it, its, pencil).
Once they get us confused about sex and gender, they’ve won. When we can’t tell the difference, all that remains is for us to make fools of ourselves arguing that there are only two genders - like Marybeth Hicks who wrote this foolishness.
Mrs. Hicks, the gender confusion is yours.
male = XY chromosome
female = XX chromosome
What gender do have people with:
Turner syndrome = only one X chromosome
Klinefelter’s syndrome = XXY chromosome
xyy syndrome = XYY chromosome ( super male ? )
tripple-x syndrome = XXX chromosome ( super female ? )
I don’t know anything about these syndromes so I can’t answer with certainty.
God created people male and female. Then again He created us with two eyes, two legs, a pumping heart, etc.
Enter the fall; enter birth defects. I suppose birth defects can affect your chromosome count (i.e. down’s syndrome) like anything else.
So then what gender are you if you have these syndromes? I don’t know. Does DNA enter in? I had always heard our DNA determined our gender, not our chromosomes.
ANY Christian Parent who sends thier children to ANY Public School in the State of California(and ALOT of other States too(NY,IL,MA) is comitting SIN and will be held to account by ALMIGHTY G*D.
chromosomes ARE our DNA
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